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DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+712|5036|United States of America
I'm straight connected. I did just now go run the length of the cable, inspect it and then disconnected and reconnected both ends. It did get me up to about 23 Mbps, so I think that fixed it. It's just odd to me that it was shitty, but no so poorly connected that it dropped.
SuperJail Warden
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+196|2070
What program can I use to rip DVDs? Handbrake gives me blurry messes. I don't mind paying $20 or $30 for it.

Oh and the DRM built into DVDs and Bluerays is insane.
uziq
Member
+169|1803
something daemon i remember being good for it.
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,966|3709|London, England
Anyone have wireless earbuds they'd recommend?
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
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Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,966|3709|London, England
Bought the sennheiser momentum in ear true wireless earbuds despite mediocre reviews. Lasted less than a day before the batteries died. Sending these back and going back to wired.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
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+169|1803
RHA do a decent wireless set but i’d always recommend wired. just not sure what is the great advantage of not having earphone cables?
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,966|3709|London, England

uziq wrote:

RHA do a decent wireless set but i’d always recommend wired. just not sure what is the great advantage of not having earphone cables?
Snagging wires while commuting is annoying but it's not worth having another battery operated device to worry about.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
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+169|1803
never get problems with snagging wires ... get ones with over-ear clasps and run the cable down the back of your neck. easy.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,792|4983|949

im sure im not in the majority here, but I don't like wearing earbuds or over-ear headphones of any kind, pretty much ever.  It seems like the only time I'm using them is when im on a flight or in a hotel room. I have nonsensical reasons such as the fear of not hearing something important and practical reasons like the lack of any solutions that don't make me feel like i'm wearing earmuffs or have a bug in my ear.

I am looking for a reasonable price range home set up though.  Can I realistically find a 2.1 or 5.1 with a receiver for less than $1k?
SuperJail Warden
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+196|2070
I have a pair of these. I had a pair of small bluetooth ear pods and lost them. I need something big like this or I will lose it.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61ji31uH-AL._SL1500_.jpg
uziq
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KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

im sure im not in the majority here, but I don't like wearing earbuds or over-ear headphones of any kind, pretty much ever.  It seems like the only time I'm using them is when im on a flight or in a hotel room. I have nonsensical reasons such as the fear of not hearing something important and practical reasons like the lack of any solutions that don't make me feel like i'm wearing earmuffs or have a bug in my ear.

I am looking for a reasonable price range home set up though.  Can I realistically find a 2.1 or 5.1 with a receiver for less than $1k?
for music or a complete home entertainment?

you can get open headphones that sit very comfortably on your head and have a lot of environmental noise bleed in suitably noisy environments. it does strike me as a weird complaint but then again i have earphones in and music playing for about 4 hours a day.

Last edited by uziq (2019-06-26 00:36:33)

KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,792|4983|949

mostly for music, but looking for something that can serve a dual purpose.  I moved recently and want to upgrade
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,618|4457|eXtreme to the maX
Is it worth attempting to upgrade my PC from Win 7 to Win 10 or would I be better off with a new PC

Current:
Win 7 Pro
Dell Optiplex 9020
i7-4770 3.4GHz
16 Gb RAM
64 Bit OS
NVIDIA Quadro K620

Apparently Dell support it on that model, so I dunno.
https://www.dell.com/support/article/au … n#Optiplex

I don't know if there's going to be a hiccup down the track and I'd be better keeping it as a legacy machine, then I could ditch the XP box which is running my robot.

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2019-10-19 20:09:57)

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uziq
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+169|1803
is that your current PC stats? i run win10 on a machine that is much worse than that and there are no problems. put the OS on an SSD and it'll run great.

win10 felt like a performance increase for me over win 7. the file indexing and interface feel a lot less clunky.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,618|4457|eXtreme to the maX
Thats my current PC, my work PC was about the same and ran 10 fine. I like Win 7 a lot, 8 and 10 not so much although 10 is OK.

I could use an upgrade for CAD work, maybe I'll plod along until January and see if I'm making money out of it.
It would be handy to be able to run Solidworks in my shed with a Win 7 machine as well as at my desk on Win 10, and I hate system 'upgrades' as something always goes wrong.

Solidworks 2020 is the last build which will run on 7 so that will force me in a year or so.
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uziq
Member
+169|1803
black friday is the next date for a tech splurge. i might even finally upgrade off this i5 760 board. when it came out it boasted revolutionary USB 3.0. lol.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+196|2070
Win 10 has issues running older software and games. That's why I had to downgrade from Win 10 to 7.

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