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Koeshi

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    Koeshi got a reaction from Mel0nMan in Advice on laptop repair   
    Yeah, problem with that is the new part would be the actual laptop itself, the hinges themselves are fine, its the chassis where they connect that is snapped.  I could maybe find a dead laptop of the same model and gut it just for the chassis, but that entails the hassle of dealing with laptop screens and antennae that run up into the screen.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from HanZie82 in Experiences with non-techies   
    Hah 😄 at a previous job we needed to maintain multiple virtualised Windows Server networks on our PCs, so naturally the boss man buys us all Surface Books (1st generation).  Dual core processors and almost no cooling trying to emulate 3 connected Windows servers all interacting with each other and also managing our local work on the host system as well.  Could have just gotten us each workstations plus a notebook for the same money but that wouldn't have been shiny and Microsofty enough.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from sub68 in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Watched most of the Wotakoi live action film.  Unless you are really determined to see a nerdy Japanese musical I would say stick with the anime and avoid the film.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from wkdpaul in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Watched most of the Wotakoi live action film.  Unless you are really determined to see a nerdy Japanese musical I would say stick with the anime and avoid the film.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from BTGbullseye in You'd be a fool to buy an RTX 3070   
    I'm not denying that, but that comes down to particular workloads and the optimisations that the developers have made.  In cases where both CUDA and OpenCL are properly supported CUDA doesn't have any real edge, but because most of the compute workloads out there are already optimised for CUDA rather than OpenCL
     
     
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    Koeshi got a reaction from BTGbullseye in You'd be a fool to buy an RTX 3070   
    The annoying thing with CUDA is that that it isn't particularly better than OpenCL in terms of actual performance, but because the software out there is almost all optimised for it rather than OpenCL.  Which of course leads into the cycle of people that need compute buy Nvidia, so developers target CUDA, so people buy Nvidia, so developers...
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    Koeshi got a reaction from Kilrah in You'd be a fool to buy an RTX 3070   
    I'm not denying that, but that comes down to particular workloads and the optimisations that the developers have made.  In cases where both CUDA and OpenCL are properly supported CUDA doesn't have any real edge, but because most of the compute workloads out there are already optimised for CUDA rather than OpenCL
     
     
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    Koeshi got a reaction from Fasauceome in You'd be a fool to buy an RTX 3070   
    The annoying thing with CUDA is that that it isn't particularly better than OpenCL in terms of actual performance, but because the software out there is almost all optimised for it rather than OpenCL.  Which of course leads into the cycle of people that need compute buy Nvidia, so developers target CUDA, so people buy Nvidia, so developers...
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    Koeshi got a reaction from Kilrah in You'd be a fool to buy an RTX 3070   
    The annoying thing with CUDA is that that it isn't particularly better than OpenCL in terms of actual performance, but because the software out there is almost all optimised for it rather than OpenCL.  Which of course leads into the cycle of people that need compute buy Nvidia, so developers target CUDA, so people buy Nvidia, so developers...
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    Koeshi got a reaction from sub68 in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Those are rookie numbers
    https://www.anime-planet.com/users/koeshi
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    Koeshi got a reaction from wkdpaul in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Those are rookie numbers
    https://www.anime-planet.com/users/koeshi
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    Koeshi reacted to bowrilla in Final questions before pulling the trigger   
    Yes, this is all preparation before assembly. You might get away without cleaning the blocks but I'd just do it. It's not a big deal and you will do it in a year anyways. There might be some oily, greasy residue on the metal parts from fabrication. 
     
    The radiators absolutely need to be cleaned (especially when new) and the blocks are just good practice. Don't bath them, you fill them up, close them down (ideally you have some plugs for this), shake them, let them sit one way, shake them, turn them around, shake them, let them sit, shake them. Drain and repeat with fresh solution until the end product is not discoloured anymore. At the end you drain it all out and flush it all ideally with distilled water but you can use tap water for the initial flush. If you have used some proper acids you should use some alkaline solution after you drained the acids. You can get along with out that if you flush them thoroughly and often enough though. 
     
    The stronger the chemicals the more quickly the job is done. The Mayhem's Blitz part 1 stuff takes only a few hours, the vinegar may take a day or more, the household cleaners depend on the concentration inside and probably sit in between. All of those are acidic and will get the job done. With the vinegar I'd probably aim for 10% at least, less works but takes longer again. The Mayhem's Blitz part 1 is up to 9% phosphoric acid. You could use stronger solutions but those are more potent and dangerous and harm can be done more quickly. Never leave it all in for too long. 
     
    It's all actually not that complicated, you just have to keep in mind that certain chemicals don't mix well with some materials. Copper is the most robust here, nickel plated copper doesn't do well with a lot of acidic cleaners, POM/acetal is more robust than acrylic that REALLY doesn't like strong cleaners. The good news is: cleaning your blocks is very easy because you can use some manual force with something like a toothbrush. Warm water is usually enough for the bocks. Just dry them out and remove all water residue - that will get rid of basically all the minerals and limescale from the tap water. If you want to be REALLY sure to have no contamination, then just use distilled water, probably not necessary though.
     
     
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    Koeshi got a reaction from KnightSirius in Final questions before pulling the trigger   
    Okay, thats a lot to take in on just cleaning.  I take it from the need to not expose nickel and acrylic to aggressive solvents, that the radiators should be filled up with vinegar/water by themselves (like in a bucket/tub) rather than assembling the loop and then flushing it out?  Also, is it necessary to clean out the blocks when they are brand new?
     
    I apologise for all the basic questions, but I want to be very sure before I get started.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from KnightSirius in Final questions before pulling the trigger   
    Okay, thanks, I think I understand that.  From what I see the connector that I have is just a pre-made way of shorting the pins.  Does that seem right?
     
    Sorry for not being clear enough, this is what in mind:
     
    pump/res -> fans -> radiator -> case
     
    parts are:
    HEATKILLER 100 (and its fan mounting kit) -> EK VARDAR -> Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 -> case
     
    I hope that is clearer, though my take away from what you said is try with the shorter ones first and then switch to the larger ones if needed.
     
    Okay, thanks.  I'll take a look and see what I can find.  I was going with deionised because of the price difference.
     
    Thanks for the feedback
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    Koeshi got a reaction from KnightSirius in Final questions before pulling the trigger   
    I have all my parts picked out for my first custom loop, and just want to clarify a couple of details with more experienced people before purchasing.
     
    The first is about test running the loop.  I know that it is recommended to run the loop for a while (even a day) without the system powered on in order to check for leaks, but I am unclear how that is supposed to be done exactly.  I don't believe that even with the pump drawing power from molex that it will work without the motherboard being turned on.  I have this from my PSU box that I feel is related:
    but I would like clarification.
     
    Second question is regarding pump/res mounting.  If I want to mount the pump/res to a radiator that also has fans attached, is it simply a case of using the longer screws that the radiator comes with, or is there more to it than that?  I would like to avoid both puncturing the radiator and having too loose of an attachment.
     
    Lastly, just to confirm, using de-ionised water plus biocide should be fine, right?  There is no need to use specifically distilled water.
     
    I'll probably have more questions as things go on, but these are what is on my mind right now.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from Mitko_DSV in Experiences with non-techies   
    Its really not.  I've had times when my smartphone has died in me and o have had to go back to an old feature phone.  All it really does is reduce the amount of time I spend on Reddit and reading manga.
     
    Also, some people still manage without bank accounts.  I don't know why they do it, but its possible.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from Results45 in Experiences with non-techies   
    Its really not.  I've had times when my smartphone has died in me and o have had to go back to an old feature phone.  All it really does is reduce the amount of time I spend on Reddit and reading manga.
     
    Also, some people still manage without bank accounts.  I don't know why they do it, but its possible.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from sub68 in Experiences with non-techies   
    Its really not.  I've had times when my smartphone has died in me and o have had to go back to an old feature phone.  All it really does is reduce the amount of time I spend on Reddit and reading manga.
     
    Also, some people still manage without bank accounts.  I don't know why they do it, but its possible.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from NineEyeRon in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Glad to see that there are high standards to meet in the anime club
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    Koeshi got a reaction from ColdPressCoconutOil in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Glad to see that there are high standards to meet in the anime club
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    Koeshi got a reaction from sub68 in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    Glad to see that there are high standards to meet in the anime club
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    Koeshi reacted to Sauron in What's the goal of Linux?   
    It's nvidia's and broadcom's fault. There's no reason for drivers to be proprietary, even if you think that some things should be proprietary in the first place.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from Nayr438 in What's the goal of Linux?   
    That is a different OpenCL package, instead of opencl-mesa you can use opencl-amd that works with both the standard and pro drivers.
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    Koeshi got a reaction from Master Disaster in What's the goal of Linux?   
    That is a different OpenCL package, instead of opencl-mesa you can use opencl-amd that works with both the standard and pro drivers.
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    Koeshi reacted to Sauron in What's the goal of Linux?   
    You could have google searched it if you cared about any of this instead of posting an incoherent rant. You'd have learned that many distribution developers and maintainers do, in fact, get paid for their work. Even those who don't will simply be replaced by someone else if they decide they don't want to work on it anymore, provided the community interest is there.
    The duality of man.
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