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Everything posted by Schtearn

  1. (De)Motivational... and Funny Stuff (NSFW)

    Quite an interesting look at how Photoshop plays a key role as seen through the feeds of a social media influencer.
  2. Nehrim + Deadly Reflex 5

    Nehrim is now at Nexus, so there's hope there will be more mods to complement the current three.
  3. What are you listening to right now?

  4. What are you listening to right now?

    Classic from Dire Straits: There's a list of Guardians of the Galaxy (the ORIGINAL GOG ) songs here.
  5. Trump - Seriously?

    Well, it's Hue and Cry all over the U.S. at this time, and as the elections are approaching take heed from a rather prophetic scene from an old movie:
  6. Bethesda.net Discussion

    Many of the moderators wouldn't know what to do about it. I'd open up a ticket for it.
  7. What are you listening to right now?

    Can't remember if this was posted before. Just in case, here it is again.
  8. My PC Woes

    For fan blades choked with dust there's an old thread on canned air- compressed air is fine as long as the fans are kept still. Passmark benchmarks once ruled the roost- they still look fairly credible- the Threadripper (aka Dustripper at least as far as fans are concerned) sounds as if it is made to rip threads to shreds- is it also designed to run a process threadbare?
  9. Network Accessible Storage (NAS) Devices

    Yeah, consumption hasn't got to petabytes yet so no urgency to expand- according to the specs: Got it going! A bit slow to appear in Windows, but once in, all looking good through the DSM in browser. Nice interaction with the UPS as well, it would be nice to control other aspects of the UPS through the Ethernet as well , but that might be wishful thinking. Cinch mapping the drives in Windows. The biggest shock was finding the max volume capacity was only half the real capacity. All explained here. What a relief!
  10. (De)Motivational... and Funny Stuff (NSFW)

    Perhaps the most noble profession was that of a chimney sweep- viz Jeremy Lloyd in the Avengers:
  11. Trump - Seriously?

    In the middle of a QI episode someone said "anti Bircher counter culture." At first thought it was a joke like "We don't serve that kind of muesli here." -more research and dredged up this from 2016: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/24677-is-trumpism-really-bircherism More recently, there's this- we get the picture, but all the man ever wanted to do is make America great again. Like it was before the hotels.
  12. My PC Woes

    Great news! A plug for the recovery software name here is sure to be a giant help for those of us with drives set to fail in the coming weeks/months/years.
  13. Network Accessible Storage (NAS) Devices

    Went for the popular DS218+ with 2TB Iron Wolf drives- the Netgear alternative looked attractive- although it expects JRE to be installed. Don't know whether it's worth considering a Sine wave AVR for this setup- research required.
  14. Network Accessible Storage (NAS) Devices

    The DS414 sounds like a good choice. So only one of the WD drives failed after 6 years. That's not bad- would anything like an AC power conditioner or regulator have prolonged its life? Versatility in connectivity is a big thing in price- viz Wikipedia: SAN protocols like Fibre Channel, iSCSI, ATA over Ethernet (AoE) and HyperSCSI. All that's available here is Ethernet, so that nicely prunes things to a minimum.
  15. Network Accessible Storage (NAS) Devices

    Might be in the market for something like that. This follows from more freezes on hibernate reboot, where it was noted the Emtec Click 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive is in the process of packing in. Just for the sake of pure joy, here's the log from Flash Tester (VConsole) for all the gories: And the piccie: Wasn't all that old either,. so it's easy to adduce this user is comprehensively spooked from any further ideas of flash storage solutions. Straight storage alternatives include WD, Toshiba (HDTB420AK3AA or similar), and Verbatim, the last two of which can be acquired locally. More interesting is the NAS- especially ones that can run with minimal power consumption -perhaps a low end home setup like the 2 Bay Synology DS218 DiskStation NAS Unit or the 2 Bay QNAP TS-231P (or even TS-212P) Gigabit NAS Unit. Then you have to get the HDDs where there is a sharp difference in the prices for rpm. The lower the rpm, the better the power consumption, we hope.
  16. COVID-19 - What a Mess

    While all this has been going on, our virus vendors are encountering a rather unpleasant program of the same name. A buggered MBR is something we do need at this time! On the other hand, yes there are good things happening. Yesterday some of the Salvos co-workers called round with a Thank You bag and some Easter goodies: I'm deeply touched
  17. Random Stuffz

    7 mm in diameter- that's small- especially if a cylinder- we assume that of all the available magnet shapes, the rod is the most nose-compatible?
  18. Kitties!!

    #6 ish here.
  19. Kitties!!

    Here's Lily: Got this from somewhere:
  20. Kitties!!

    Her royal abode. Well, a number of places- my bed, any of the armchairs- or there is just her "room" where her food bowls are. She's actually quite tolerant of me- and, for the moment at least, seems a lot happier than the other cat. Might get a piccy in. :)
  21. Kitties!!

    Getting on the banned wagon for one more. It's the kind of question that pops up in the Quora Digest- but there's a bit more going on in this one- for someone with a little more background experience?
  22. COVID-19 - What a Mess

    The media is but one entity "infected by the coronavirus" hype. Fortunately, Down Under we have the government sponsored Media Watch "to keep the bastards honest." Here's their take on the latest: https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episodes/virus/12060796 If COVID-19 were designed as a bio-weapon, it would get a poor rating, many bio-weapons of past and present were deadly to all if there were no cure or vaccine.