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    panther420 got a reaction from Pasi123 in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    yo what's up everyone. i haven't posted in this thread for about a year now and an upgrade I just did to my lga1366 server reminded me of the thread here - another X5650 to pop in with an extra 24GB ram costing me only ~$50 for both the CPU and RAM. That gives me a total of 12 cores and 24 threads with 48GB RAM. More than enough to run several VMs on ESXi. It seems like Ryzen, LGA2011 and to an extent LGA1356 are all the rage nowadays for budget gamers but I argue that LGA1366 has its place for some applications, like a server. It's certainly better than most of the cheap AWS instances for the stuff I run on it so I'm thoroughly enjoying LGA1366 and plan to keep it kicking around, powering NAS and compute tasks, for as long as I can. peace out 
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    panther420 got a reaction from r2724r16 in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    yo what's up everyone. i haven't posted in this thread for about a year now and an upgrade I just did to my lga1366 server reminded me of the thread here - another X5650 to pop in with an extra 24GB ram costing me only ~$50 for both the CPU and RAM. That gives me a total of 12 cores and 24 threads with 48GB RAM. More than enough to run several VMs on ESXi. It seems like Ryzen, LGA2011 and to an extent LGA1356 are all the rage nowadays for budget gamers but I argue that LGA1366 has its place for some applications, like a server. It's certainly better than most of the cheap AWS instances for the stuff I run on it so I'm thoroughly enjoying LGA1366 and plan to keep it kicking around, powering NAS and compute tasks, for as long as I can. peace out 
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    panther420 got a reaction from Slayer3032 in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    yo what's up everyone. i haven't posted in this thread for about a year now and an upgrade I just did to my lga1366 server reminded me of the thread here - another X5650 to pop in with an extra 24GB ram costing me only ~$50 for both the CPU and RAM. That gives me a total of 12 cores and 24 threads with 48GB RAM. More than enough to run several VMs on ESXi. It seems like Ryzen, LGA2011 and to an extent LGA1356 are all the rage nowadays for budget gamers but I argue that LGA1366 has its place for some applications, like a server. It's certainly better than most of the cheap AWS instances for the stuff I run on it so I'm thoroughly enjoying LGA1366 and plan to keep it kicking around, powering NAS and compute tasks, for as long as I can. peace out 
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    panther420 got a reaction from Crunchy Dragon in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    yo what's up everyone. i haven't posted in this thread for about a year now and an upgrade I just did to my lga1366 server reminded me of the thread here - another X5650 to pop in with an extra 24GB ram costing me only ~$50 for both the CPU and RAM. That gives me a total of 12 cores and 24 threads with 48GB RAM. More than enough to run several VMs on ESXi. It seems like Ryzen, LGA2011 and to an extent LGA1356 are all the rage nowadays for budget gamers but I argue that LGA1366 has its place for some applications, like a server. It's certainly better than most of the cheap AWS instances for the stuff I run on it so I'm thoroughly enjoying LGA1366 and plan to keep it kicking around, powering NAS and compute tasks, for as long as I can. peace out 
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    panther420 got a reaction from Zando Bob in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    yo what's up everyone. i haven't posted in this thread for about a year now and an upgrade I just did to my lga1366 server reminded me of the thread here - another X5650 to pop in with an extra 24GB ram costing me only ~$50 for both the CPU and RAM. That gives me a total of 12 cores and 24 threads with 48GB RAM. More than enough to run several VMs on ESXi. It seems like Ryzen, LGA2011 and to an extent LGA1356 are all the rage nowadays for budget gamers but I argue that LGA1366 has its place for some applications, like a server. It's certainly better than most of the cheap AWS instances for the stuff I run on it so I'm thoroughly enjoying LGA1366 and plan to keep it kicking around, powering NAS and compute tasks, for as long as I can. peace out 
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    panther420 reacted to D4C in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Hi everyone, you haven't realized but you have been a big help to me with my latest computer.
    I found this thread while I was still using a i7 920, and it didn't feel right to post here with a entry level x58 i7.
    My new build is done and I gave the xcmr a shout out on the build thread here, sorry for the terrible photo quality.

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    panther420 got a reaction from Storm-Chaser in Most rare / most valuable CPU in existence?   
    Well that certainly depends on if you're talking about CPUs that actually made it to market, or just engineering samples - The latter would of course be much more rare than even the most rare CPUs in the former category. Something like an iAPX 432 sample would probably be quite valuable if ever discovered. Though I can't remember if it made it to market and just failed completely or was pulled before release.
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    panther420 got a reaction from Nathan cole in How to force 1440x900 resolution on Windows XP?   
    I did some digging and the closest I could find for a 5200 Go driver was on a sketchy driver website that had a driver for a presumably similar Lenovo laptop: http://www.driverscape.com/files/notebook/Lenovo_E600_Vga_XP_V1.exe. IDK, give it a shot, it may or may not work.
     
    here are the rest of the drivers too in case you're interested: http://www.driverscape.com/manufacturers/toshiba/laptops-desktops/satellite-p20/2056.
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    panther420 reacted to iamdarkyoshi in How to force 1440x900 resolution on Windows XP?   
    Driverscape's actually pretty good. Just don't download the crappy driver update tool
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    panther420 reacted to RobFRaschke in Capture Card For Playing On PC?   
    Seconded, and get a cheap secondary monitor, god forbid, even a 4:3 monitor, for your pc based chat, etc. Then you can run console on the main and chat on secondary, or pc game on primary, chat etc on secondary when pc gaming. It'll actually be less expensive than a good capture card to get a secondary monitor and a Monoprice HDMI switch.
     
    If you're ok with paying up to $200 for a capture card, you could get a 24" AOC 144hz 1080 for that right now.
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    panther420 reacted to genexis_x in How much is my Blade Stealth worth?   
    What a joke.
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    panther420 reacted to dizmo in How much is my Blade Stealth worth?   
    Nothing. It's a Razer.
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    panther420 reacted to Intelfreak in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Just got my systems cooling upgradet and new SSD/HDD drives in it. The new cooling alowed for a higher 24/7 OC also now.
     
    System spec is:
    I7 980X @ 4.42 GHz
    Noctua NH-D14 with 3 120 MM fans mounted
    ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard
    12 GB corsair triple channel 1600 MHz DDR3 ram (6 X 2 GB)
    2 X Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVMe 256 GB SSD for OS and games.
    Crucial MX300 2 TB sata SSD for games
    WD AV-GP 2 TB HDD
    WD RED 4 TB HDD
    EVGA GTX 1080 TI SC2 GAMING
    Thermaltake ToughPower 1500 Watt PSU
    Antec Twelve Hundred case
    Windows 10 PRO 64 bit 
    And a bunch of Corsair ML120/140 fans and 3 NZXT SENTRY 3 fan controllers.
     
    Old dusty fans and fan controller.

     
    New fans and controllers

     
    New CPU oc and temp that is still in the high end but its same temp as before where the cpu only ran 4.2 GHz vs. now 4.42 GHz.
     


    The system with the new fans and controllers installed.
     







     
    Hardware around it gets replaced and worn down like fans and HDD. But X58 it self just keep going strong.
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    panther420 reacted to Oshino Shinobu in Is Ethical Hacking good?   
    Don't refer to it as hacking. The industry doesn't use that term either, it will be something like system security analyst. It's basically the same thing, but doesn't have the misunderstanding or stigma that "hacker" does. 
     
    If you'er interested in testing system security as a profession, you'll want to learn about system security, encryption and low level operating system design to get a proper understand of how it works and where the vulnerabilities lie. If you try to jump into learning to "hack", you'll find you're just copying commands that someone else has come up with and you won't understand how or why something can be exploited and how it can be fixed. 
     
    EDIT: As for whether ehtical hacking/white hat hacking is good. It's an essential part of the development process for pretty much all computer systems. If there's no security testing on say, a new banking platform, then potential security exploits which could result in unauthorised access to accounts could be in the released product. 
     
    EDIT2: As for whether it can do any harm. That really depends on what you're using it for. The difference between black and white hat isn't the methods, it's how it's used. A white hat hacker's job is to basically act as a black hat hacker, but under a controlled, legal and pre-agreed environment for an employer. 
     
    Grey hat hackers are generally black hat hackers, typically with a moral message or otherwise trying to do something they consider good. In the eyes of the law, they'll generally be considered black hats though. 
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    panther420 reacted to chckovsky in Upgrade my CPU and Motherboard   
    If you're into Adobe Premiere, there's a somewhat new feature that allows you to utilize the iGPU for rendering.
     
     and
     
    What issues are you having specifically? Just long render times or poor real time performance?
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    panther420 reacted to Od1sseas in Why is my computer slow at startup   
    H......D.......D.......I....S........S....L.....O....W
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    panther420 reacted to Dedayog in What cables are these?   
    Might have saved some time by checking in the manual...most have this type of thing....

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    panther420 got a reaction from hconverse02 in 240Hz screen with gtx 1070   
    This. 144hz medium settings is an upgrade I'd take any day over 60hz ultra.
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    panther420 reacted to Quadriplegic in 240Hz screen with gtx 1070   
    What's the point of pretty graphics if game runs like crap?

    These days games look great even at medium settings, pumping ultra settings is kind of useless.
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    panther420 reacted to AluminiumTech in is LTT anti-Linux?   
    Primarily because they are tied down to Windows.
     
    Usually, file storage servers like their large 100% SSD File Server use Linux but instead they're using Windows Server 2012 R2 afaik.
     
    They don't really acknowledge Linux or even discuss it properly when they do mention it and when they do mention it in videos, it's clear that they really have no idea.
     
    They rarely (if ever) discuss anything Linux related on WAN Show even if it was News Worthy and affected people (like the Linux Kernel Long Term Support change which will allow Android Phones to get kernel patches for much longer (up to 5 years) and be secure).
     
    It is very clear to me that they're heavily biased towards Windows and aren't terribly interested in showing macOS or Linux in as good of a light as they do Windows.
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    panther420 got a reaction from aezakmi in Ubuntu 18.04   
    Ubuntu 18.04 was not bloated at all when I tried it in a VM with the new minimal install option during the installer.
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    panther420 got a reaction from Master Disaster in bootloader & bootstrap difference?   
    That makes sense. I was aware of .EFI files and how UEFI works, I just wasn't very articulate in my abstraction for OP.
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    panther420 got a reaction from sample text in bootloader & bootstrap difference?   
    A bootloader is responsible for loading one or multiple operating systems upon boot. It also loads some basic hardware like USB keyboards before the OS initializes the rest.
     
    From what I've found online, a bootstrap loader resides in the BIOS or other ROM-type non-volatile memory and loads the bootloader from the first few sectors of a hard drive on a BIOS system. In a UEFI system, a boot manager is included in the specification, allowing the bootstrap loader to instead detect different OSes on different EFI System Partitions (ESPs) and boot from a specified one. In a way, the UEFI system is sort of "intelligent" in that it is aware of different OSes and bootloaders in the system whereas the BIOS just blindly loads a boot sector off a disk.
     
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    panther420 got a reaction from Ashley MLP Fangirl in How Many M.2s on H370-I GAMING?   
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    panther420 reacted to bowrilla in Create a website using Python - server side development   
    Well, basically every server side scripting language is able to get something like that going. Since you're using it on your own, performance isn't a big issue as well (I assume there won't be millions of requests to your server each day).
     
    At the end it's a matter of preference. 

    PHP can do that job. You just have to deal with PHP and that might be an issue since PHP isn't really know to be the most elegant language. It's super easy though to get a server running – Apache with PHP modules is all you need and there are tons of resources out there to answer your questions. PHP is the classic way of doing it since the mid/end 90s. It evolved and became more powerful but that's what makes PHP also kind of "ugly" (personal opinion).

    You can go with Javascript/node. You save yourself one scripting language since you can use Javascript for front- and backend, there are a lot of resources out there, node is pretty powerful and the community is pretty big. Big companies like eBay, Netflix, etc chose it and it's really powerful. You can also use Typescript or Coffeescript to get a more beautiful syntax if you want. Node gives you a server built in so no need for rack middleware.

    Ruby with Ruby on Rails. It was all the rage a few years back. The community is still strong and there are a lot of resources. Ruby is a special kind of language as it offers you many ways to achieve your goal but that's also what's putting off some people. Companies like AirBnB and GitHub use it – or used to use it. You need a middleware for production use cases and afaik Phusion Passenger isn't running on Windows machines. 

    Python with Django. It's pretty similar to Ruby languagewise. It offers a lot of science related modules and libraries and is pretty popular with scientists. The community is a bit a smaller though (might change though) and therefore there are a little less ressources around. Never used it but if I'm not totally confused it needs rack middleware as well.

    Personal choice: node. I just like it the most and if your want to be able to use cutting edge web technologies at some point node and Javascript are the way to go. WebGL and WebAssembly were made for Javascript for example and only got ported later on (if at all, though both are frontend technologies). 

    Have a look at codecademy for their crash courses. They offer a node and sqlite course and a full express course. That should get you started. They offer a RoR course as well. You can also find some React and Angular courses – the biggest frontend frameworks around.
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