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drasnor Icrontian


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April 13, 1984
Hawthorne, CA
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  • @Cliff_Forster said: Dear Icrontic, AMD is giving away a PC powerful enough to launch the space shuttle. I need it. This is a common misconception about spacecraft computers; there does not exist anything even remotely architectura…
  • We're pretty far past the part where I would've taken @BlueTattoo 's advice and just installed Linux since Windows XP is several years past security patch termination and you can't run modern software or connect to the Internet without catching a vi…
  • Try promoting the built-in account to administrator (option 3) or booting in safe mode to get the full users list.
  • You can either find that password reset CD and use a USB CD-ROM (check your local Goodwill) or use the ISO with Rufus to make a bootable stick.
  • @MorallyChallenged said: I think I figured out why it won't boot. I don't know where I was looking but I damaged the connector cable from the board to the ssd... Would it be easier to get a replacement cable for the first machine? Or use one to f…
  • @Karma said: @drasnor said: I believe that mini ITX is the future. Micro ATX to ATX? Go small or go home. The siren song beckons; join us! I live in a Lian Li PC-Q08B. Ncase best case That case is awesome.
  • I believe that mini ITX is the future. Micro ATX to ATX? Go small or go home. The siren song beckons; join us! I live in a Lian Li PC-Q08B.
  • @TheRedburn said: @GHoosdum said: How does it handle? See, I don't think I'm allowed to complain about my cars anymore seeing as I've gone from hell to seemingly heaven. The two major complaints I have about it are its…
  • All I've got is check underneath the SSD. That said, I don't think I've ever seen a card slot that wasn't edge-mounted because there's no way to load the card with components on all sides.
  • You're positive it's a Micro SD card? This board has some sort of mini/micro SIM card holder on the left, a full-size SD card slot on the right, and the blue board in the middle appears to be a solid-state hard drive.
  • @mertesn said: @ardichoke said: @primesuspect said: Just out of curiosity: If you want to keep the price down, the motherboard has a perfectly good sound controller on-board. Any super-compelling reason you would…
  • As someone contemplating liquid cooling, tell us about your machine!
  • I'd suggest getting the cheapest name-brand DDR3 you can find. This is on sale: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226398
  • @primesuspect said: This is why @drasnor works in engineering and not PR. Eh, the PR folks did their thing in a public-friendly way. I'm in no way an authorized spokesperson and I figured y'all would appreciate the humor.
  • @mertesn said: @Ryder said: Damn, it had to be Corsair? #nope.jpg Well, where's the OCZ RAM? The privateers must have gotten it all.
  • After a long and circuitous route, Dragon made it to station!
  • @aspieRommel said: Didn't you guys just scrub the launch today? @drasnor said: This mission was previously delayed from 2/18 due to an anomalous response in a redundant upper stage thrust vector control actuator. A redundant system of t…
  • I'm currently running the SpiderOak demo and it looks like it'll do what I need. I'm definitely choked by my network's upstream bandwidth for the initial upload but it seems to be quick enough on down-sync. I'd like a little more shell integration b…
  • @RyanMM said: If you'd like me to make some concrete recommendations, I'd be happy to, but I don't like giving unsolicited advice if it's not desired. This thread is all about soliciting advice. That said, in my overall calculus I don't r…
  • @adarryl said: Never roll over a credit card balance and never, ever take out a cash advance on a credit card. Cash advances are rigged by the creditor so as to charge you interest from the very moment you take out the advance. Worse yet, even …
  • @aspieRommel said: So, what is the typical billing period? I figure it's monthly but does it start a month after "activation" or is it more rigid? One month. Initial activation usually has a shorter period to get you onto the typical bill…
  • @OmniSylar said: Oh okay, like I said I'm brand new, had no idea about Ryzen. I'll wait a bit. I already have a mouse, keyboard, but would need a nice monitor. Thanks for the help! Let us know if you have any questions about what …
  • On a more general note, when you're building a computer you'll want to budget for: * The Key Three: Motherboard, Processor (CPU), Memory (RAM). Most people buy these all at the same time for compatibility reasons. Most people have strong opinio…
  • The new Intel stuff (Kaby Lake, Optane) is coming at about the same time as Ryzen so we'll have brand new stuff from both sides. It's an exciting time to be in the market!
  • @Sonorous said: Why not something like OwnCloud? This is interesting and not something I had found previously. The main limitation I'm seeing is that I still need to run the OwnCloud server on another machine that's possibly independent o…
  • @RyanMM said: Why cloud? You only need 40GB of backup? External hard drive or NAS paired with Acronis True Image for daily differentials, and you're done. Bonus - unlike the cloud solution, if you have a hard drive failure, you're only looking at…
  • @Linc said: Looks like competitive pricing to me. As someone in SaaS, I'd bet there's no chance they'd take a half-for-half proposition. That they use GB as a tool to move you up price points doesn't mean they actually see $/GB as their co…