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  2012-01-16 06:03:49 PM

FuturePastNow: OK. I still think you should skip the weak graphics card and just use the integrated graphics (unless you need 23.976 FPS movie playback, which Intel's driver won't do and is the only real advantage a GT430 would have). Or go big and get a real graphics card, but I doubt that would be justified by the machines' usage. And if you do go with the integrated graphics, there's another reason to consider the 2600k over the 2600 non-k: it has the HD3000 graphics instead of HD2000.


our designers run dual HDMI 27" monitors... need to run 2 video cards.

Which leads me to my next question...

when a mother board has PCI Express 2.0 x16 2 or 3 slots they say "support x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x8 configurations"

can two 2.0 x16 video cards be ran in the 2 PCIe slots ok?
 
  2012-01-16 06:33:50 PM
What resolution are the 27"'s running at? You only need dual-link if it's more than 1920x1080. (Can HDMI even do dual-link?) There might be single video cards that can do two dual-link displays though. There are a few that'll drive two separate non-dual-link displays though (might need an HDMI to DVI adapter for the second one) and it looks like the GT430 is one of 'em.

Anyway if the board does x16/x16 you should be fine, if it did x16/x8 one card would run slower but should still work.
 
  2012-01-16 08:38:08 PM
thanks Mike, I found out 4 screens are HDMI or DVI or VGA... the other 2 are DVI or VGA only. Not sure if they run them more than 1920x1080. maybe 1920x1200

Might go with the Asus Sabertooth X56 MB which should run x16/x16 & 2 GeForce GT 430

I've found out running 1 video card for 2 monitors makes troubleshooting graphic issues harder. Running 2 cards, 1 per screen, would be easier to narrow down monitor problems or card problems.

plus, this way should give the possibility of added a 3rd and/or 4th screen down the road.
 
  2012-01-17 07:54:04 AM

vegasj: Which leads me to my next question...

when a mother board has PCI Express 2.0 x16 2 or 3 slots they say "support x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x8 configurations"

can two 2.0 x16 video cards be ran in the 2 PCIe slots ok?


Yes. When a board has three graphics slots with an x16/x8/x8 lane configuration, it's telling you that the third slot will, when a card is inserted into it, steal half the bandwidth of the second slot. That won't make any difference for a graphics card, though.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2012-01-21 07:02:30 PM
wouldn't talk to an 11g access point because I'd set it to 11g-only mode

Reminds me of bugs I encountered when I worked in wireless c. 2004. IIRC, some chips didn't like seeing beacons on the higher bit rate modes and you needed to enable 1 or 2 Mbps as a mandatory mode. Or something like that. It's been a while. We were trying to convince clients to use less loaded access points. One client chip you had to ignore for a while so it would give up, forget about you, and keep looking. Another respected the go away error code. A Broadcom chip retried forever to connect its favorite access point no matter what you did to steer it elsewhere. I bet it worked great in the lab with exactly one client and one access point.
 
  2012-01-22 10:39:06 PM
DEC vs IBM in the Super Bowl!

/yeah I'm old
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2012-01-24 06:18:26 AM
I used to work for DEC and IBM.
 
  2012-01-27 06:57:49 AM
I really need help. Google has failed me. I think I accidentally fwd'd part of a text to someone on my iPhone 4s. Anyone know how I found out what I sent and to who?
 
  2012-01-27 02:51:07 PM
outbox/Sent folder in the mail app?
 
  2012-01-27 05:09:44 PM
nope.
 
  2012-02-07 08:30:50 PM
So I have a quick question for the geeks who are obviously much more knowledgeable than I am, since they're dickin around with hardware an shiat.

I've got a Dell Inspiron 15 with Vista - yes, I know, stock as hell, long story - and although I've had flawless performance the two and a half years I've owned it, it's been acting funny lately. Mostly when I'm online and I'm browsing, I'll get (NOT RESPONDING) all of a sudden, and then nothing works, no CTRL+ALT+DEL, no Task Manager, nothing. I have to hard power cycle, reboot, it runs chkdsk, everything is copacetic, and I go on as usual...until it happens again, 5 minutes or 5 hours down the line.

I run MSE, Avira, and Malwarebytes. Not one has turned up a single issue. Yes, they're all updated.

I use CCleaner to uninstall shiat I'm not using, and clear my startup list. Everything is updated to within an inch of it's life.

So I bought a WD My Passport 500GB drive, the better to clean my lappie with. I installed the software and ran a backup, thinking that if I used it as a separate storage device and cleared as much as I could from the laptop, things might run a bit smoother. However, I'm not really happy with not being able to browse the files on the WD. I'd rather be able to access and use it just like a flash drive. Is wiping the external drive and using it like a huge memory card a possibility?
 
  2012-02-08 07:58:14 PM
Is it just me or is Fark being a little slow/laggy as of late?
 
  2012-02-09 03:48:18 PM
Anyone here know how to unzip a LHA file?

I have the LHA.EXE and the file.
and the old program.
I know it's "LHA(space)[command]FILENAME.EXTENTION(space)/c
where the "/C" is a overwrite older files parameter, and the command I think is X.
But I fogrget, as it has been years.
 
  2012-02-09 03:57:15 PM
Wait, never mind,
I went with my memory and the X extracted, and the /C worked fine.
But thanks for looking if you did.

wow, that is some old data.
 
  2012-02-11 08:25:40 AM

RedHoodie: So I have a quick question for the geeks who are obviously much more knowledgeable than I am, since they're dickin around with hardware an shiat.

I've got a Dell Inspiron 15 with Vista - yes, I know, stock as hell, long story - and although I've had flawless performance the two and a half years I've owned it, it's been acting funny lately. Mostly when I'm online and I'm browsing, I'll get (NOT RESPONDING) all of a sudden, and then nothing works, no CTRL+ALT+DEL, no Task Manager, nothing. I have to hard power cycle, reboot, it runs chkdsk, everything is copacetic, and I go on as usual...until it happens again, 5 minutes or 5 hours down the line.

I run MSE, Avira, and Malwarebytes. Not one has turned up a single issue. Yes, they're all updated.

I use CCleaner to uninstall shiat I'm not using, and clear my startup list. Everything is updated to within an inch of it's life.

So I bought a WD My Passport 500GB drive, the better to clean my lappie with. I installed the software and ran a backup, thinking that if I used it as a separate storage device and cleared as much as I could from the laptop, things might run a bit smoother. However, I'm not really happy with not being able to browse the files on the WD. I'd rather be able to access and use it just like a flash drive. Is wiping the external drive and using it like a huge memory card a possibility?


What you probably ought to do is back up all of your data to the external and reinstall Windows. Vista has a built-in backup service that works fine, so you'd just have to "find" a Vista disc. Or, if the laptop still has the factory reinstall partition on the drive, you can use that, then import all of the data you backed up.

If reinstalling Windows doesn't fix the slowdowns, then you're seeing the symptom of a hardware problem.
 
  2012-02-14 12:26:45 PM
Any recommendations for excellent data recovery software?

Got the message that "Failure imminent" and then the HD rolled over and died. I have a Seagate 1TB that was supposed to be doing backups but when I plugged it in after replacing the 2 WD HD's and a clean install of Vista from my HP recovery discs the Seagate created a partition and won't let me in to the old files. Apparently, Seagate knows about this and recommends data recovery software to locate and extract the old files. (facepalm)

So, I need a recommendation. Cost isn't an issue. Just need to get as much as I can back.
Thanks,
2late
 
  2012-02-14 01:20:55 PM

2late2baviking: Any recommendations for excellent data recovery software


Spinrite, maybe (haven't tried it myself)
 
  2012-02-14 04:31:38 PM
Thanks, Mike. I'll check it out.
 
  2012-02-16 10:29:20 PM
i.imgur.com

Fan sized. Video card go so hot, plastic fan mounts melted. Gravity stretched fan away from heatsink.
ATI driver kept shutting down PC to save video card. Plastic solidified.
 
  2012-02-16 10:42:47 PM
Seized**
 
  2012-03-05 08:19:48 AM
Knock knock.
 
  2012-03-07 10:31:25 AM
Blarg. WTF is with nobody stocking 8 GB ECC unregistered memory? Everyone's backordered for weeks...
 
  2012-03-09 12:58:51 PM
So, does anyone actually like using Windows 8, or is every post in support of it a paid shill or Microsoftie's alt?
 
  2012-03-09 09:50:43 PM
I haven't tried it yet.
 
  2012-03-26 12:58:50 AM
Elisa-Siri, please compose spam for me!

[..] I want to to start a conversation with you.
I do not really know what Rndf_to start with. Maybe you will go first?
 
  2012-04-06 09:50:43 AM
So PAX east starts today and it will be my first time attending. Do farkers usually get together?
 
  2012-04-14 11:16:56 PM
Um. . .just a general question for anyone here.

Does the computer technology exist to "separate sounds" on something recorded?

Like what the crime solving tv shows show being done.

Ex.: Ya have a recording with several voices and the sound of a train going by.

So you want to get rid of the train sound and all the other voices leaving ONE specific voice that can then be analyzed for voice identification purposes.

This is shown being done on TV shows a LOT.

Does this technology actually exist???

Any of you folks know?
 
  2012-04-15 01:48:46 AM

WorthNoting: Does the computer technology exist to "separate sounds" on something recorded?


Short answer: yep and yep and maybe also yep
 
  2012-04-24 03:33:14 PM
I think my cable company screwed up. I subscribed to an internet-only cable plan- no TV. I checked the bill and that's definitely all I'm paying for.

I haven't owned a real TV in years, but I finally bought one so I could watch movies on a nice big screen. On a whim I plugged it into the cable line, and whammo, hundreds of channels.

So, anybody here work for a cable company? Can they tell I'm watching TV and not paying for it?
 
  2012-04-25 04:40:43 PM

vudukungfu: Knock knock.



who's there?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2012-04-25 04:44:33 PM
FuturePastNow

The same thing used to happen in analog days. I got a letter saying we couldn't help but notice that your cable is connected and would you like to subscribe? They didn't know if I was watching (I wasn't). They only knew that some tech had left the line active and they hoped they could get me to pay rather than pay a tech to disconnect it. Or they turned it on intentionally to bait me into watching.
 
  2012-04-29 10:37:32 AM

FuturePastNow: I think my cable company screwed up. I subscribed to an internet-only cable plan- no TV. I checked the bill and that's definitely all I'm paying for.

I haven't owned a real TV in years, but I finally bought one so I could watch movies on a nice big screen. On a whim I plugged it into the cable line, and whammo, hundreds of channels.

So, anybody here work for a cable company? Can they tell I'm watching TV and not paying for it?


I work for a Local Cable Company, not one of the big Names, but a regional one, in my experience with the way we have it setup the tech should have put a filter to block the channels out on the pole, if the tech forgot to install it, enjoy your free channels till they realize their mistake.
 
  2012-04-29 10:26:38 PM
Looking for a good book that teaches Linux, yet has a good portion of the Linux+ covered within it. Seeking the advice of a Farker that might have a book in mind.

Thanks in advance.
 
  2012-04-29 11:00:40 PM
"linux+"?
 
  2012-04-29 11:10:14 PM

Mike: "linux+"?


Or some variant of LPIC 1 and 2 certifications.

Looking to get into Linux. I'll jump into Arch if I have too. Though, I'd rather just stick with Debian. Package management is a bit of a friendlier experience from my point of view.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2012-05-31 11:29:49 AM
I'm looking for offsite backup for a Mac running Lion, 1-2 TB for now but growing. Any advice?

My plan is to put a machine and some disks in the house of a family member without a bandwidth cap. I assume some exist; they can't all be in Comcast hell.

Is there a way to do it integrated with Time Machine? With both local and remote Time Machine backups?

Plan B is rsync (no timeline, loses Mac metadata, but works for my BSD box too).

Plan C is sending full external drives off-site. That's my third choice because it is less convenient and I don't trust consumer grade magnetic media drives to sit on the shelf and work a year later.
 
  2012-05-31 12:59:46 PM
OSx's rsync will keep metadata/forks
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2012-05-31 02:15:01 PM
Thanks, Mike. I figured if they shipped bash with completion case-sensitive by default they hadn't bothered to update other tools to be Mac-aware.
 
  2012-06-09 12:43:56 PM
I'm looking for photo editing software for a Mac.

Any other suggestions other than Photoshop Elements?

There are a few touch-ups I wanted to do but iPhoto didn't work.

I don't need anything super-duper, just using it for family photos.

Any suggestions???

iMac

* 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
* 2560 x 1440 resolution
* 4GB (two 2GB) memory
* 1TB hard drive1
* AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB
 
  2012-06-11 08:09:41 PM
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Christina - Gourmet Library>
 
  2012-06-11 08:10:31 PM
Err.... see here. Vote for my friend Christina please! : http://www.cheesemongerinvitational.com/gourmet-library/
 
  2012-06-11 08:42:50 PM
Broktun try Gimp or Gimpshop, they are both free and open source and work very well. Gimpshop is a mod of Gimp to make it more like Photoshop: http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
 
  2012-06-12 11:18:28 AM

Argus Prescott: Broktun try Gimp or Gimpshop, they are both free and open source and work very well. Gimpshop is a mod of Gimp to make it more like Photoshop: http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/


Thanks. I'll check it out.
 
  2012-06-16 04:54:38 PM
Dammit.

i.imgur.com

THREE MONTHS, WD

THREE MONTHS
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2012-06-19 01:37:44 PM
I'm looking at a function with 49 arguments. What's the most you've seen in human-generated code?
 
  2012-07-10 10:52:04 PM
ZAP!

i.imgur.com
 
  2012-07-10 11:15:38 PM
BBQ NIC?

Looks like Realtek's logo....
 
  2012-07-11 02:03:34 AM
Yup

Whole board was gone.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2012-07-14 10:02:13 AM
I had a board fried by lightning at a previous job. Cheap management wouldn't replace it. Had to debug a DSP program without an ICE.
 
  2012-08-01 12:41:39 PM
The modem in my mother's computer (yes, modem, as in 56k, she lives out in the country) got fried by a lightning strike a few weeks ago. Amazingly it didn't hurt the rest of the computer. Popped another modem in and she's back to waiting for pages to load.
 
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