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by hbm
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is WEB losing its value?
Replies: 10
Views: 10974

Re: Is WEB losing its value?

Anyone have a good filter that removes commercial BS from the web search to open up original research, review content? People have suggested Duck Duck Go, but that one is too aggressive for how I search and store. And, it leaves the crap, Google is better refined. I'd ask for a fake news filter, als...
by hbm
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is WEB losing its value?
Replies: 10
Views: 10974

Re: Is WEB losing its value?

No, profit drives the internet, in the USA specifically. Value serves the merchants, not the viewers. The rebuilt regulations of the Trump reign assure this. SPCR is a light from another era that valued performance over profit.
by hbm
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is WEB losing its value?
Replies: 10
Views: 10974

Re: Is WEB losing its value?

I am convinced. Google Search sends me only to commercial sites, when I look for images.

And.... Interesting. There are no Tumbler nor Google managed sites in my results.....
by hbm
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is WEB losing its value?
Replies: 10
Views: 10974

Re: Is WEB losing its value?

I am very glad of moderators--thank you, Steve--and happy that I can post an off topic subject. My previous posts were focussed on a new computer build and I'm thankful that SPCR was available to guide that build. 8/9 years and going strong. Be proud! Granted, there is important and educational subj...
by hbm
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is WEB losing its value?
Replies: 10
Views: 10974

Is WEB losing its value?

I used to hunt the web constantly for new and inspiring information, user reviews, and scientific knowledge. It is the basic purpose of my having and maintaining a computer. Recently, most of what I find is strapped to a commercial entity either pretending to be a user site, or simply BS with no sci...
by hbm
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What to build? The world changed in 8 years....
Replies: 8
Views: 12082

Re: What to build? The world changed in 8 years....

Hmmm, a one-year reminder. Now, for an update:

Still cruising in my Antec build. We replaced the ancient monitor with a Dell U2717D. It is troublesome for old eyes at recommended resolution; tiny. I need to update machine spec's.. No plans to replace or join Glowing Zombies with a phone/Mor'.
by hbm
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What to build? The world changed in 8 years....
Replies: 8
Views: 12082

Re: What to build? The world changed in 8 years....

AMD have always been attractive ... in an economics way. I know, just my bias. But, consider: 1) they are constantly, constantly, being compared to Intel or sold on the basis of gaming. At one time I was jolted to see AMD offered on business stations. I don't give a rip about gaming. On the same han...
by hbm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What to build? The world changed in 8 years....
Replies: 8
Views: 12082

Re: What to build? The world changed in 8 years....

Thanks Steve. Just tweaking a few things on the existing build will help considerably. A voice in the background, son, with better handle on these things says I really don't need more than 8th gen. i3 for what I do. Likely, it was the same story 8 years ago. So, with a little l00king I found another...
by hbm
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What to build? The world changed in 8 years....
Replies: 8
Views: 12082

Re: What to build? The world changed in 8 years....

Thanks for the provoking comment. The NSK build performed its duties quite well. I would be happy to continue as is--if parts did not wear out. The audio plugs have been cranky and more bothersome the past couple years. Dust isn't a surface problem at this age. And, the failing 1280x1040 Lan party m...
by hbm
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What to build? The world changed in 8 years....
Replies: 8
Views: 12082

What to build? The world changed in 8 years....

I am stepping into the swirly waters of a new computer build. I finished the one listed in my signature line, a couple fixes were made; and everyday I used it. Does AMD still make chips(?)--I am that ignorant. The NSK build was looking at power and memory, since every build preceding quickly lost th...
by hbm
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53202

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Hey, a final taps for this little girl while McCain endures the litany of stroking eulogies and we wait for Labor Day in a few hours. No offence to John. The monitor, which is older than the NSK build is finally seeking horizontal rest which brings up a crusty issue. My Gigabite card has some antiqu...
by hbm
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53202

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Hey! It's Christmas Eve, 2016. I'm back!... 4 years and more. Wow!!! And, still spinning. My main machine too. I still think it is over powered. Possibly lacking for game boys--was told it was even then--but I don't game. I just run some heavy CAD files. It is just getting loaded down with pictures,...
by hbm
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53202

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Don’t despair. ASUS is a very popular brand. For some reason. I even like them after all my tribulations. Onward. ... Planning and schematics are very important. [Emphasis!] Even to configuring the possible board schematically prior to purchase. Druneau had his power cable lengths measured. My PSU h...
by hbm
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53202

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Ahhh hhh ... You are taking spatula to clay and sculpting. Correction: file, hammer, and chisel to steel case. I am still licking scars from my efforts. The design for the modifications will tweak the layout in nearly every build. Druneau's board is no longer available. Some things I learned: After ...
by hbm
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53202

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

This and previous GPU generations were noted for hot running. Mine was a sort of impulse purchase from the discount stack. Until this one, my experience with fanned cards were they screamed banshees to wake up the neighborhood--the modern equal to chickens and peacocks. The silent alternatives were ...
by hbm
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53202

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Hi, Skree. Just for you, I downloaded and installed MSI Afterburner to get a GPU temperature. There is a pronounced paucity of temperature monitoring from gpu manufacturer's. In the past I was confident that they initiated driver updates just to remove said capability from card- provided software, e...
by hbm
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Software Giants sabotaging small developers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3486

Re: Software Giants sabotaging small developers?

Compiling code has been a problem for me since 1971. I will suffer a bit of AutoLISP for something I really need, but grew tired of the game when M$ 6.22 lost favor. Bunt with Tar all you want. I am glad you can. Re, Entity X, Y, Z, or Whoever, the curious can check with PDFForge (and the others) to...
by hbm
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Software Giants sabotaging small developers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3486

Re: Software Giants sabotaging small developers?

That is most unfortunate, that PDF Creator can be downloaded without intrusive garbage ware. They (Sourceforge) have not cleared the problem, and obviously invited it. I will need to get AVG Removal Tool. I didn't need any pesticides, nor repellents, to get a very nice application from the Woolies a...
by hbm
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Software Giants sabotaging small developers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3486

Software Giants sabotaging small developers?

That subject line has to be making every spam monitor scream! I am rebuilding my computer. Today I tried to download PDF Creator at SourceForge. AVG was an incipient attachment that refused to go away. I flipped both groups off. CNET had two lice stuck to another PDF (free) download. I thought I sho...
by hbm
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: cig check
Replies: 0
Views: 5453

cig check

test, test,
by hbm
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53202

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Hi, Switched out boards yesterday. Today I am hunting down my old forums, and struggling to install [correct] programs. A note; I found the Intel DH55tc matx board to be far easier to use than the ASUS board. The only drawback is lack of SATA ports; and the fact that the main cluster is directly und...
by hbm
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53202

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Finally got an Intel 1156 micro board. Not very many are available now. Hope it works... This guy is nowhere near obsolete. Just ASUS. Collecting my OS re-install files. I dread going into that case! BTW, the fan noise is the gpu. Not obnoxious but can be heard, like air "whoosshhing". Low humm. The...
by hbm
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 53202

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

Hey, Just a follow-up... My case is collecting dust bunnies. So it must be time to peel apart plastic and wires for the inevitable cleaning... I also need to send ASUS mobo to junk heaven. I like the simplicity (management) of their equipment, but it is no fun watching parts and pieces fail. This ti...
by hbm
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case
Replies: 49
Views: 21813

Re: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case

Sorry. Your guess is as good as mine .... Which is why I copied the reply from HDPLEX to this thread. I think ... 5 and 3 precede 10; 10 being available in August. Purely a guess however.
hbm
by hbm
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case
Replies: 49
Views: 21813

Re: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case

Availability update from Larry at HDPLEX. Here's a copy of the query and reply: When are your products going to be available for shipping? I notice that the h10, reviewed by SPCR is still in limbo. Hi, H10 batch eta is early Aug. Current batch is H5.S and following by H3. Thanks Larry On Sun, Jun 5,...
by hbm
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK 3480 Too Small for Normal/Big PSUs
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: Antec NSK 3480 Too Small for Normal/Big PSUs

Just and update: I'm still "building" this machine. I just got sidetracked by other, unrelated, issues. The 600 watt PSU and bluray can co-habit. It's like stretching a pair of cotton jeans to fit "more comfortably." Just fight them into position and let nature conform, eventually. And, I don't like...
by hbm
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case
Replies: 49
Views: 21813

Re: HDPLEX H3.SODD Fanless Mini-ITX Media Case

Ok, when are any of these cases HDPlex is playing "Tease" with going to be available? The H10 SPCR reviewed back in February is still unavailable. I just sent them a query, but maybe, others here, have already done that.

Thanks
by hbm
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Calling All Good Fans!
Replies: 143
Views: 279006

Re: Calling All Good Fans!

Add.....
The OCZ PSU is very, very quiet. I expect the only perennial noise will be from the hard drive spinning.

My accoustic equipment is my left ear. If I can't hear it at 6", I won't hear it at 18".
by hbm
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Calling All Good Fans!
Replies: 143
Views: 279006

Re: Calling All Good Fans!

@jcoffin1981, my Nexus 120 PWM was pretty noisy, but not as bad as the Gelid PWM. Here are my notes from building, and checking a bunch of fans (I have several in stock, incl. Scythe): 3-11-2011 Tested fans; those purchased and what I had in stock. Recently purchased included: 12cm and 9.2cm Real Si...
by hbm
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Calling All Good Fans!
Replies: 143
Views: 279006

Re: Calling All Good Fans!

Thank you, for such enlightening thoughts.