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by andyb
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?
Replies: 18
Views: 9900

Re: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?

IMO the best that can happen is that when a process shrink will be available, within the same TDP they may increase clocks a bit In previous years what the console makers have done is (a.) reduce the cost of the console, (b.) reduce the size of the console or both when a die-shrink is available. Pe...
by andyb
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?
Replies: 18
Views: 9900

Re: Better long-term investment PS4 or XB1?

They won't build its successor for about 7 years. Unlike previous X-Boxes and PlayStations, now that both of them are using (almost) off the shelf PC hardware, there is no reason why they cant keep on "upgrading" the same console. e.g. PS 4.5 identical except the APU, games made after the "NEW" con...
by andyb
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Chenbro SR30169 Mini-ITX Server Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 6282

Re: Chenbro SR30169 Mini-ITX Server Chassis

I don't see any problem with the temps of the HDDs in our review. Anything less than 50C is perfectly fine, there's bazillions of HDDs which do fine for years of 24/7 at >50C. Besides, all of the higher temps were only seen when the CPU was under ridiculously high load -- which rarely happens in a ...
by andyb
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Chenbro SR30169 Mini-ITX Server Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 6282

Re: Chenbro SR30169 Mini-ITX Server Chassis

There are very few good points with this case/PSU. Hot swappable bays being the primary, being relatively quiet the second. Apart from this systems totally bizarre design and exceptionally poor PSU efficiency it seems to do it intended job reasonably well, but nowhere near well enough for me to recc...
by andyb
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: looking for a printer that wont screw me over.
Replies: 23
Views: 8145

Re: looking for a printer that wont screw me over.

Since we are keen in low consumption around here, maybe some could recommend lower idle commotion, on laser printer models? Mine has a physical on/off switch easily accessible on the side. Spends 99%+ of its time turned off, not just for power reasons but because it has a very fast spinning 80mm fa...
by andyb
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: looking for a printer that wont screw me over.
Replies: 23
Views: 8145

Re: looking for a printer that wont screw me over.

Reading this thread I realized I still had a Nec Superscript 870 that I got new in 98 in the basement. I haven't used it since at least 03, if not earlier, so it has been sitting for at least 10 years. Fired it up and while it made a rather worrying smell, it printed just fine. I'm pretty sure it's...
by andyb
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42724

Re: How to silence your car

There are only 2 things that I dislike about the Model S

Its £60,000 more than I can afford.

The fake grill on the front, there is no need for it at all and IMO it spoils the look of the car.


Andy
by andyb
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: looking for a printer that wont screw me over.
Replies: 23
Views: 8145

Re: looking for a printer that wont screw me over.

Colour lasers cost a lot more to run than their mono brethren, so consider whether you actually need to print colour. A couple of things that I have discovered over the years: Brother printers are (generally) reliable and cost effective. EOL (models that are about to be replaced) printers are often ...
by andyb
Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42724

Re: How to silence your car

The Model S is about TWICE as efficient as a Prius, and the *conservative* 0-60MPH acceleration time of the standard version is 5.6s, and the performance version (again very conservatively) goes 0-60MPH in 4.4s. The Cg of the Model S is ~16" above the ground - it handles *very* well. It is also pos...
by andyb
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There is no racist like Mettyx
Replies: 7
Views: 3993

Re: There is no racist like Mettyx

So why didn't you complain when Mettyx did it? I cant say that I actually spotted any "racism" from Mettyx in the post that you linked to. I as you will see posted several times and as such I would have read Mettyx's posts, I have no particular interest in re-reading the entire thread to look for "...
by andyb
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13508

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

Islam isn't "barbaric". The conflicts with Islam are caused in part by mass immigration and in part by Israeli-Muslim conflicts, in which there simply is not a "good" side. Islam has a rich history. If robbed of their heritage, what would guide and direct Muslims? I'm for leaving them alone, strivi...
by andyb
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The best Rap ever IMO
Replies: 0
Views: 2155

The best Rap ever IMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk

Not what you were expecting, feel free to deliver "bitches".!


Andy
by andyb
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Maybe I made a bad job decision
Replies: 6
Views: 4093

Re: Maybe I made a bad job decision

Ditto that.... Having been job skipping/hunting for much longer than I wanted to be (years FFS (@&^!"£$)@:), not months or weeks). I suggest that you stick with the damned job that you have and swap jobs in a few year when the "boom years" return, and even further into the future consider the recess...
by andyb
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13508

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

Consider this post deleted. I totally got the wrong end of the tree (let alone the stick).


Andy
by andyb
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence your car
Replies: 88
Views: 42724

Re: How to silence your car

FYI my latest car cost me £360 (because I am skint ATM). This is one area where it will take years, or more likely decades for dirt cheap electric/hybrid vehicles to trickle down to very low price-points and still be usable without costing a fortune to fix. EV/hybrid (depending on miles driven etc) ...
by andyb
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13508

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

http://ourhistory-hayes.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/tory-repatriation-leaflet-1964.html Lambeth, south London, 1964. Racism is thankfully not tolerated as it was in the past, but that very same message is still being widely used today without any racist language or connotations because the same problem ...
by andyb
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18564

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

No RAID, just plain drives connected to the Intel onboard controller. And TLER is actually other way around - a TLER enabled drive (good for RAID) gives up the recovery process in time up to 7 seconds maximum, after that the RAID controller takes over. A normal drive (Green, Blue, Black) with no TL...
by andyb
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18564

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

Somehow i doubt that the 3TB Red has 8s spindown, unless they are not reflected in SMART data. My four WD30EFRX has following SMART data (runtime / power cycle count / power-off retract count / load & unload cycle count: Are you using any of these drives in a RAID array, if so are you using a hardw...
by andyb
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18564

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

I was already planning on getting 4x 4TB Red drives as I no longer trust Seagate's reliability (and their lame 2-year warranty), and the 4TB Hitachi's are only available in 7,200rpm flavour and I know to not be particularly quiet. Now I have seen the relative noise and vibration levels via SPCR this...
by andyb
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13508

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

Nowhere in the Quran does it actually say anything about women having to cover up. If anything it's pretty much the same as Christianity: both men and women should dress modestly. I state men as well and in fact in some arab countries it is illegal for men to wear shorts in public. In early Christi...
by andyb
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13508

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

We're saying you're racists. And liars. Because you are. Nothing to do with Islam but your fantasies about Islam which are something else. Are you seriously accusing me of being a racist because I don't like religion in any form, but dislike Islam the most (for a great many obvious and factually co...
by andyb
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13508

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

I just came across this article, unbelievable. It really seems to me like there are no public intellectuals in UK, it's not rocket science to predict what the results will be if you allow the existence of oxymoronic faith schools of any type, there is a reason why there is only one science in the w...
by andyb
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13508

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

If you don't mind me asking, how come things in UK went so horribly wrong like this: The simple answer I give as 2 points. The "British" people are generally welcoming and generally don't make much of a fuss over many matters including sadly this point (British history explains a great deal of this...
by andyb
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13508

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

Remember when anytime you point out the savage, primitive and barbaric nature of all Islamic countries, you substantiate it with facts and statistics, and point out how the Islamic brain rot is different than other superstition-induced brain rots like Christianity, the first thing that pops out of ...
by andyb
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 25518

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

Finding Control Panel the first few times was great.... I found myself praying to Microsoft Bob for guidance My single favourite thing about W8 is when I figured out that by far the easiest way to get into the control panel is to search for "con", shortly followed by changing the retarded layout ba...
by andyb
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ur fav windows desktop search?
Replies: 3
Views: 2684

Re: ur fav windows desktop search?

I use none. Usually know where my stuff is
Same here, I need to search for something a handful of times a year, and when I do I use the search facility built into W7, never failed, no need to install more software onto my PC.


Andy
by andyb
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 25518

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

I'm not saying secure boot is a bad thing. Its just that as most PC's sold with 8 pre-installed will have it enabled, people need to be aware that it will prevent them from installing other OS's such as Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Linux. Took me quite a while fiddling in the BIOS of my sisters brand ...
by andyb
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 25518

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

Purchase start8???? Classic shell is free. If you do not like it, try http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php Free and tested by myself, found no problems in several Win8 machines. But it's your money, decide yourself. I have been using "Classic Shell" since Vista came along and got rid of the "up...
by andyb
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 25518

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

For your information, I have used every version of Windows from 2.1 and I'm using Windows 7 (work) and Windows 8 (home) everyday. I believe I am quite entitled to compare them. Indeed you are. I have not mentioned anything about its interface. If you insist in this way, I must add that I don't real...
by andyb
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
Replies: 46
Views: 25518

Re: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1

My impression after installing Windows 8 on 2 desktops and 2 laptops is that Windows 8 is worth installing if one can afford it. It's a more stable and snappier Windows 7 with a few useful additional features, e.g., bookmark synchronisation between Windows 8 computers, more embedded anti-virus prog...