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by TheBeastie
Mar 29 2020 12:56am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

I want to record live tv OTA antenna (PVR), I have a HDhomerun quatro (4ch tuner), a couple different android based TV box's. I am not sure how to get this going? Almost everything on FTA is available via online "catch-up" services that are free. I just use my PC hooked up to my 65inch TV and use t...
by TheBeastie
Mar 28 2020 7:45am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

I've only just begun to learn how apeshit you can OC the Xeon processors. I have never overclocked anything- I try just to overbuild lmao- but that level is damned impressive. Honest question for you TheBeastie- how much of an OC do you think OEM Dell motherboards can take? I ask because I've gotte...
by TheBeastie
Mar 24 2020 8:25am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

I noticed some intensive web-apps were kind of sluggish so I decided to turn back on Hyperthreading for better web browsing performance, Windows 10 reported the browser was using a huge amount of CPU/ram/threads when using intensive web-apps. But I couldn't keep my PC stable with 4.66Ghz overclock w...
by TheBeastie
Mar 22 2020 11:47pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...
Replies: 197
Views: 40583

Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

In China, its routine to remove debris from powerlines using flamethrower quadcopters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOqWfLZT8OM
by TheBeastie
Mar 21 2020 7:49am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5717
Views: 308288

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Yep. And here in California, renewables supply more than 50% of our power - and that is growing every year. Looking at the CO2/Carbon Intensity of grams of CO2 per kWh it looks pretty crappy 325gCO2eq/kWh, if I look at France its 43gCO2eq/kWh. So nuclear-based France is emitting almost 10 times LES...
by TheBeastie
Mar 16 2020 11:29pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

All looks great mate, for the crystaldiskmark read tests, I don't have an answer but I wouldn't worry about it, from memory a mechanical HDD would only do reads in random 4k read mode like that in mere kilobytes/sec, so 32megabytes/sec is 1000s of time faster and it's all you need.
by TheBeastie
Mar 14 2020 11:21pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 255
Views: 41797

Re: Bitcoins

The Crypto coins have massively dropped over the last few days, ironically they are touted as the safe haven, but traditional gold has done far better only dropping single digit %, while major cryptos lost around 50% over the last week. I am not really a crypto coin enthusiast, the only thing I am i...
by TheBeastie
Mar 10 2020 3:15am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5717
Views: 308288

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I have often driven past this old paper-mill in Melbourne, it even had its own onsite coal-power station and coal rail line to feed it coal, this is because paper-mills require large amounts of electricity. The whole paper-mill/coal-power station is being converted to a huge apartment complex with p...
by TheBeastie
Mar 05 2020 11:41pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

I got my second Zeon, I ordered a x5675 and they shipped x5670, doh! It was just under $19 shipped, and 24 days from order to my door in US. Instead of 3.07ghz, its 2.93ghz, passmark 7960 and I got 7794 (from the web). I hope to get to replacing the 11yo i7-920 tonight, will report back. Looking ar...
by TheBeastie
Mar 04 2020 10:49pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5717
Views: 308288

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"COVID-19 presents the world with an insoluble dilemma: unplug the networked economy to fight the pandemic, or power on through it? China has largely unplugged, in an effort to stop the spread of infection and minimize mortality. But this massive effort—closing businesses and factories, enforcing q...
by TheBeastie
Mar 04 2020 10:36pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1700
Views: 118674

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

I don't know about u guys up in the northern hemisphere but overall in Australia folks are starting to see a fair amount of rain after many years. I think it's worthy of the words significant change in weather. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/vic/archive/202002.melbourne.shtml I am prett...
by TheBeastie
Mar 03 2020 12:02am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5717
Views: 308288

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

In reference to the news ( https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=89002&p=1533833#p1528833 ) of the South Australia Heywood interstate connector being disconnected for about 2 weeks and then being reconnected, we can see the difference of how much South Australia relies on Victorian c...
by TheBeastie
Feb 20 2020 3:48am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

Figures, it ran for 5 hours looping passmark last night on stock freq (3.3ghz) without ever bsod. I think I am going to try a better/harder cpu test, like prime95 or any suggestions? I like to test with OCCT. https://www.ocbase.com/ But I don't really like to stress test my PC much more than 5minut...
by TheBeastie
Feb 17 2020 9:17pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

I found my notes on my Asus P6x58-e-pro with i7-980x/24gb/gtx480, trying win10 (v1709 two years ago) it randomly bsod (nothing like the bsod on i7-920 every hour). The i7-980x bsod gave "whea.unrecoverable.error". When I have time I will try the latest version of windows. I am going to need a psu a...
by TheBeastie
Feb 13 2020 8:38pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

I am still itching to try the 2689-v3 (passmark ~18,000, 12core/24thread) and the x99-FT motherboard combo, i can easily sell the current setup to a friend. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000440445220.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.30b41531isLKHY&algo_pvid=7a1c8399-76a8-4836-9c0c-150dc939b95c&alg...
by TheBeastie
Feb 13 2020 1:18am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

I am loving the xeon e5-2689/32gb/rx580 system I just put together on win10, it has a 480gb SSD, but I think for $68 I am going to try the M.2 512gb ssd https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000116726517.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.74613c0055ekfT&mp=1 After reading tomshardware, the speed and price of this ...
by TheBeastie
Feb 09 2020 8:59pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5717
Views: 308288

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

South Australia lost their main 700MW extension electricity cord to Victorian coal power for the last ~10 days. But they still have the secondary 150MW link. https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-australia-to-be-energy-island-for-two-weeks-four-wind-farms-sidelined-30929/ The loss of ... transmission li...
by TheBeastie
Feb 08 2020 3:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic:
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Public electric ebike scheme now in inner Melbourne city area. The local government partnered with Uber, I wonder if Uber hope some folks will start delivering food on them because they are electric... So its a dual win for Uber. What the video in this report... https://www.9news.com.au/national/jum...
by TheBeastie
Feb 05 2020 7:22am
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...
Replies: 197
Views: 40583

Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Never seen these in before, now there are Drone and Plane ALL-IN-ONE.
Can do VTOL style flight because the motors can turn from vertical to a horizontal direction for more distance flights.

https://youtu.be/OOTacas2Iog
by TheBeastie
Feb 05 2020 6:13am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5717
Views: 308288

Re: Green Tar Sand

suck on it treehuggerz. those tailing ponds are here to stay. with a massive expansion possibly being announced at the end of this month. i.e. oil companies ("managing" :pancake: ) good to see Tara Nelson managed to escape Yegreville. altho would have thought she made it little further afield, if n...
by TheBeastie
Feb 04 2020 3:28am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 154
Views: 21867

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

Is there any special version on the x5675 cpu I should buy or any $20 version will do? My stock i7-920 shows 4900 on passmark, thats at the stock 2.66ghz, a decade ago (lol) I had it up to 3.9ghz w/o adding voltage, but the games back then did not need it, so I been running it stock, curious what i...
by TheBeastie
Feb 03 2020 7:15am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Can EVs survive without subsidies ?
Replies: 100
Views: 7214

Re: Can EVs survive without subsidies ?

At the end of the day, Tesla has done an awesome job of fully aligning "Performance" with "Lithium-ion/Electric" instead of just beastly combustion engines. Luxury cars like Mercedes have proven there is a huge market for expensive luxury cars, Tesla proved there is the performance in electric, it's...
by TheBeastie
Jan 31 2020 11:18pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5717
Views: 308288

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

These TeslaCharts Chartcast interviews have been very interesting to listen too, created by https://twitter.com/TESLAcharts The latest podcast "Episode #8: @TiffanyPhoto1 - Tesla Solar Victim", is a bone-chilling account of one solar customer’s experience with Tesla Energy. If you are unfamiliar wit...
by TheBeastie
Jan 30 2020 3:38am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5717
Views: 308288

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

It's pretty hot Australia wide right now, including Melbourne, so its a good time to see how South Australia with its large Wind setup is doing... The most interesting thing I can see (which I have seen before) is the "Big Telsa Battery" (called the Hornsdale Power Reserve) data on some pro-renewabl...