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by FlyingPenguin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Hard Drives - Power Settings
Replies: 6
Views: 20

Re: Hard Drives - Power Settings

And nowadays there's almost no excuse for your boot drive not to be an SSD, so I'm assuming we're talking about a data/game/media/project drive that isn't being accessed all the time.
by FlyingPenguin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Logitech is bringing back its 'legendary' MX518 mouse
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Logitech is bringing back its 'legendary' MX518 mouse

My all time fav gaming mouse. I'm using one now, and I have two spares stashed away.

https://www.pcgamer.com/logitech-is-bri ... 518-mouse/
by FlyingPenguin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Hard Drives - Power Settings
Replies: 6
Views: 20

Re: Hard Drives - Power Settings

I disagree with this: For that matter, you can kill a drive by leaving it off and untouched for too long (I've actually done that). Sorry, but modern drives don't die from not being used. That just doesn't happen anymore (early drives that parked the heads on the platter would sometimes seize up but...
by FlyingPenguin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Cheers!
Topic: Fukishima robot makes first contact with melted reactor core
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Fukishima robot makes first contact with melted reactor core

We learned a lot from Chernobyl. For several years everything they sent inside the reactor died within minutes. All the fancy robots just wouldn't last but a few minutes before they died. In the end the most reliable thing they used for a long time was cobbled together from a toy tank with a hard wi...
by FlyingPenguin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: OS / Software Forum
Topic: Important Update for Win7 next months that adds SHA-2 encryption support for code signing
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Important Update for Win7 next months that adds SHA-2 encryption support for code signing

Sounds like this one you don't want to skip, if you want to continue getting updates until the end-of-support date. https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-will-roll-out-a-critical-update-for-windows-7-devices-next-month/ https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4472027/2019-sha-2-code-signing-support-req...
by FlyingPenguin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Joke of the Day!
Topic: Wedding Rings...
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Wedding Rings...

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by FlyingPenguin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Cheers!
Topic: xkcd: Unfinished Business
Replies: 0
Views: 4

xkcd: Unfinished Business

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by FlyingPenguin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Hard Drives - Power Settings
Replies: 6
Views: 20

Re: Hard Drives - Power Settings

I can't see, from an engineering perspective, how spinning a drive down for a few hours and spinning back on could possibly put more wear on it than having it spin all the time. There's a limited number of hours those bearings can run before failure, so why accelerate the process? Generally you want...
by FlyingPenguin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Cheers!
Topic: Fallout from early US nukes affected Koday X Ray film
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: Fallout from early US nukes affected Koday X Ray film

They had a lot of those guys in ditches WAY to close for some of those tests.
by FlyingPenguin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Cheers!
Topic: Fallout from early US nukes affected Koday X Ray film
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: Fallout from early US nukes affected Koday X Ray film

That was interesting. Thx
by FlyingPenguin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Political BS Forum
Topic: SMBC: Just Sayin'
Replies: 0
Views: 6

SMBC: Just Sayin'

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by FlyingPenguin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Cheers!
Topic: 0:07 / 8:01 F-16 Fighter Jet - Crazy Unique Cockpit Video - Airventure 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 12

0:07 / 8:01 F-16 Fighter Jet - Crazy Unique Cockpit Video - Airventure 2018

Pretty wild. The camera is gyro locked so the plane spins around it.

by FlyingPenguin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New PC Build
Replies: 15
Views: 75

Re: New PC Build

Yeah, that's what the good ones look like now. You have the option of adding a second fan if you need more cooling. These "tower" coolers are the state of the art now for air cooled HSFs. My Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is the same style - it BARELY fits in my cases. I used it on both my ri...
by FlyingPenguin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New PC Build
Replies: 15
Views: 75

Re: New PC Build

The way that most if those tall coolers mount (metal backplate on the bottom of the mobo) it's really not a problem.

Modern coolers are as good as, or better, than water blocks nowadays, although water does have the noise reduction advantage
by FlyingPenguin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Cheers!
Topic: Opportunity Rover
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: Opportunity Rover

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