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Forum: Overclocking and Cooling 06-01-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By Tharic-Nar
My main issue with aquarium supplies is that they...

My main issue with aquarium supplies is that they are not really meant for hot environments (>50C), so I don't know how the bearings and seals will hold up over time. I know they are meant for 24/7...
Forum: Overclocking and Cooling 05-30-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By Tharic-Nar
If you want to look into tubing, broaden horizons...

If you want to look into tubing, broaden horizons a bit and think where it's used with both heat and reliability in mind... Try automotive and mariner supplies for cars and boats respectively. More...
Forum: General Hardware 05-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,340
Posted By Tharic-Nar
That's been my thing with red keys, they are not...

That's been my thing with red keys, they are not that great for typing due to being so responsive. I'm a sloppy typist, my fingers have a habit of grazing other keys. Under those conditions with a...
Forum: General Technology 03-26-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,834
Posted By Tharic-Nar
The price of GPUs should reduce now, since the...

The price of GPUs should reduce now, since the profitability of using a GPU to mine bitcoins is almost reaching the point of using CPUs about 2 years ago. FPGAs and ASICs are beginning to replace...
Forum: Mobile & Small Form-Factor Computing 10-21-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,550
Posted By Tharic-Nar
You could just share over Ethernet via a switch,...

You could just share over Ethernet via a switch, or an Ad-Hoc system with USB Wi-Fi dongles. Something tells me though, that you'll probably be more interested in the RPi supercomputer...
Forum: Mobile & Small Form-Factor Computing 10-20-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,550
Posted By Tharic-Nar
You could always start with the RPi's native...

You could always start with the RPi's native language of Python, then you don't need to worry about a compiler. Perusing the RPi forum would list a variety of development environments too - or even...
Forum: Mobile & Small Form-Factor Computing 10-19-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,550
Posted By Tharic-Nar
Then it's probably for the best that you ignore...

Then it's probably for the best that you ignore Adafruit, terrible, terrible things might happen...

http://www.adafruit.com/category/105

Beagglebone and Arduino... terrible terrible things.
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Forum: General Hardware 10-19-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,585
Posted By Tharic-Nar
There is not enough duck-tape for this system to...

There is not enough duck-tape for this system to remain stable. Please go to your local hardware store and pick some up, for the safety of all of us.
Forum: Gaming 09-06-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By Tharic-Nar
You can use the New-U stations to teleport to key...

You can use the New-U stations to teleport to key locations once unlocked. These are typically at the entrance to a new zone, and each zone has at least one New-U station. Unfortunately, the next key...
Forum: Reader-Submitted News 09-03-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,664
Posted By Tharic-Nar
It's a little tricky to explain to people the...

It's a little tricky to explain to people the advantage of Thunderbolt over something like USB 3.0. If you look at base bandwidth, then at face value, there is little difference. Then add in the cost...
Forum: General Hardware 08-15-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,333
Posted By Tharic-Nar
Removing the battery and waiting 15 minutes is...

Removing the battery and waiting 15 minutes is the equivalent of shorting the pins out with the method I described, it's just that one takes 15 minutes, the other takes 30 seconds. Might sound...
Forum: General Hardware 08-14-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,333
Posted By Tharic-Nar
It appears to be a problem with (shock, horror)...

It appears to be a problem with (shock, horror) this lead-free ROHS compliant solder that's used. These older boards, especially Pentium 4s, got really hot. Add a day to day duty cycle of cooling at...
Forum: General Hardware 08-02-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,333
Posted By Tharic-Nar
Today I had another two units come through with...

Today I had another two units come through with the same issue (they're multiplying!) and I did the same thing by replacing the crystal. It didn't work! They're adapting! Panic stricken, I remembered...
Forum: General Hardware 08-01-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,333
Posted By Tharic-Nar
The PC that would never turn off and how I saved the world

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of the title, I'll just give you a little background. I currently work for a place that deals with hardware repair of electronics and electro-mechanical assemblies,...
Forum: Gaming 06-05-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By Tharic-Nar
Bargain. Not really, I got nothing except...

Bargain.

Not really, I got nothing except apathetic nodding. I facepalm at the thought of someone buying it, but at the same time, someone else will shout verbal abuse at me for buying a ham...
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 03-03-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By Tharic-Nar
The Plextor M5 Pro also suffers from rapid...

The Plextor M5 Pro also suffers from rapid degradation too it seems. Anandtech covered most of the recent drives and plotted their long term performance consistency, so you can flick through the...
Forum: Storage Devices and Memory 03-02-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By Tharic-Nar
From what I remember, there are two types of...

From what I remember, there are two types of garbage collection, which can probably be best described as active and passive. The latter is the easiest to explain, it waits until the SSD is inactive...
Forum: General Software 02-26-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By Tharic-Nar
I second using a Hard drive instead of BD, much...

I second using a Hard drive instead of BD, much better storage density compared to price, and honstly, a little more stable too (less prone to scratches). If you want to go with the free software...
Forum: General Hardware 02-10-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,865
Posted By Tharic-Nar
The application launcher and Macros will not work...

The application launcher and Macros will not work on a different system. While the program launchers are saved in hardware, they use absolute paths, which means they will have no effect on a system...
Forum: Off Topic 02-05-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By Tharic-Nar
Oh the joys of Intellectually Bankrupt people....

Oh the joys of Intellectually Bankrupt people. Mind you, we've all done something similar in our time; Pushed a door that clearly says pull, poured water into a kettle and wondered why it hasn't...
Forum: Off Topic 01-15-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By Tharic-Nar
RFC 2324 HTCPC Protocol

I knew there was an internet protocol for this, just never knew the name. Finally, I have a meaningful project to collaborate on, to help sustain modern society.

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2324.txt
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 01-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By Tharic-Nar
Nah, we moved away from the P4 a few months ago,...

Nah, we moved away from the P4 a few months ago, :p. We're on virtually anything these days, 8 of them actually, but with less memory than Apache thinks necessary.

Seriously though, what was...
Forum: Site and Forum Comments & Issues 01-08-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By Tharic-Nar
Unresponsive site, downtime, etc

For those that do not frequent twitter, during the latter half of yesterday and through to early today (and still ongoing), the site was under the effect of a non-malicious DDoS attack; put another...
Forum: General Hardware 12-26-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,582
Posted By Tharic-Nar
Should see some of the stunts pulled by USB...

Should see some of the stunts pulled by USB chargers and car power adapters. Horrendously dangerous devices - no filtering, no regulating, no fuses. It's not just people being stupid and buying cheap...
Forum: Gaming 12-26-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Tharic-Nar
Seen a number of ads on UK TV, Runescape, World...

Seen a number of ads on UK TV, Runescape, World Of Tanks, Forge of Empires and of course, WoW. MMOs seem to spend big when it comes to TV ads in the UK, as the channels are quite popular (thus...
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