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  1. LunarMist

    Something Random

    Adoption of electric is not so much about one company or person, but all the other factors. There are plenty of electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid cars. Pick another one that you like better. For example, some people did not like Herny Ford, so they bought Dodge Bros or Chevrolet vehicles.
  2. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    We were all on Win XP by the time of Barton and some already were for Thoroughbreds. There are enough hardware limitations on RAM and there is always the desire for more, but limiting the RAM with an outdated OS obfuscates the issue.
  3. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    I'd rather have an iNtel CPU with a dozen really fast P cores and forget the E cores. I know we will probably get a desktop version of AMDs big.little next, that is "c" to drop the 3rd level cache. It's almost a miracle that they are allowing Windows 10 on the 9000 series, but everything going...
  4. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    Looking at my notes from 1999, I had a BX6 R2 with 768MB of some humongous 256MB RAM (looked liked it was from a server). The board was running at 117. I guess that was for the CPU to exceed MHz? Apparently I had a BH6 before that. Eventually I found a 4th RAM of the same kind and was very...
  5. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    768MB really helped a lot. In 1999 I was working with 20MP scans and the swap file and temp files were thrashing the drives. The 10K SCSI drive helped significantly. Win 11 doesn't seem so bad compared to back then,but 7 was the last MS OS I liked.
  6. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    I had several BX; not sure which ones. Some people could not get more than 512MB on 9x at all, so I was not complaining too much. I'm really bummed about the X870E. It's not clear if there is any ways to get back the PCIe lanes from the Thunderbowls thievery.
  7. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    Yes, hence the 48GB RAM modules now. That was not an option in Q1 2023 for my first x670E. 2x32GB at 6000MHz or 4x32GB at 4800-5200 was typical of that time.
  8. LunarMist

    Something Random

    For personal use I once had the same main system for 5 years, but that was because the newer systems had some critical limitations. Normally I think 3 years is about right for a major upgarde.
  9. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    But why not use Win2K or XP back then? My BX board would boot with three but not four 256MB in 9x, so I got Win 2K. AMD has sucky DDR5 RAM controllers so you can basically only use 2 slots with any speed. If you are running a business server like Merc then each core doesn't have to be very...
  10. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    My main system has swapfile.sys (16MB) and pagefile.sys (4GB). I have no idea if those are normal or not. I recall that RAM was very expensive in the Windows 85 and even 98 era. I think it was about a dollar per MB in 1999.
  11. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    A few years ago I was testing 32GB vs 64GB. Windows appeared to hog all the RAM it could get, but I did not find any performance difference in capacity. There was about a 10% decrease in performance between 6000 and 4800 RAM speed settings. I don't find any AMD EXPO RAMs at 6400 in 2x32GB...
  12. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    Does the ratio of RAM to the cores matters or not? With 96GB and 12 cores you have 8GB per core. If you have 64GB and 16 cores the ratio is only half (4GB/core). Which is better, 12 Cores and 96GB or 16 Cores and 64GB?
  13. LunarMist

    Something Random

    I received a new "company" laptop in 2023 but it was about a year old and had an 11th generator CPU. It's like I have a 2021 laptop really. :( I always seem to get old stuff, but it's really just luck. The last two were recycled laptops. The problem is that there is so much software running...
  14. LunarMist

    Something Random

    It's like the first thing I do when a new device is thrust upon me for work.
  15. LunarMist

    Something Random

    Nobody looks at the System to see what hardware they are getting?
  16. LunarMist

    Something Random

    OMG, Surfaced 3 is only on an Atomic CPU? Warko says it is x7-Z8700, about half of the Passmark of the 2008 Core 2 QUAD 9650. :rolleyes: If it is brand new, it must have been in the attic 9 years. :LOL:
  17. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    Why 24, because the RAM is asymmetrical at 96GB? I did not even know they had 2x48GB EXPOs at 6400GHz.
  18. LunarMist

    Something Random

    So Office does not run well on the ChromeBooks?
  19. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    If you are using a 2010 P/S, then obviously IQ is not a priority. Back in summer 2003, a 2GB CF card was $600. I was using an 11MP FF camera that produced ~10MB RAW files. So each image required $3 worth of a memory card. I had 10GB of cards in total, a laptop with an 80GB HDD, and two...
  20. LunarMist

    Something Random

    Or building power plants to run all that stuff.
  21. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    The closest sensor to the 100D that I find from Claff is the 7D, though the 60D was similar also. That was in the days where Canon A/D lost the brightest two stops at low ISO and was criticized for not having the DR until about ISO 400. I looked at some of my old 7D files from Africa and CR2...
  22. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    Your contract allows them to do that or they are stealing your images?
  23. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    Whatever happened to Windows 12? Is it replacing Windows 11 when Windows 10 is destroyed? Will there be a direct upgrade from 10 to 12?
  24. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    Standards. :D
  25. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    I'm reluctant to advise people to buy equipment if they don't have a plan. I'm sure that Greg could do better with what he has first. And the stuff you photograph or video in the dim, indoor places is not indicative of wildlife and Canon.
  26. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    I would never suggest that a Canon cropper of any era is the best choice. :LOL: The EF-S/RF-S sensors are inferior to many others in the ~APS-C format. I've had almost every Canon one from 8MP to 10MP to 12MP to 15MP to 18MP, 20MP, 32 MP, several of each sometimes. Canon is stupidly with the...
  27. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    That was a long time ago. Most everyone knows how to use office and TEAMS now. I don't expect C folks to be good at ERP and specialty systems unless that was their area. Does anyone not in a relevant technical role really enjoy SAP, Oracle, JDE, Ariba, etc.? How does that Qualcon do in noise...
  28. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    Download IrfanView freeware. It will do quite a bit including resizing and converting various formats. https://www.irfanview.com/
  29. LunarMist

    Something Random

    That still creates many biological issues. How does the Alien remain a viable species if it keeps adding random DNA? How is the alien species (supposedly an invertebrate, arthropod) so similar to mammal DNA that it is even possible when it's difficult to interbreed very similar species on...
  30. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    Ideally an image should be about 1500 or 1600 pixels wide and 1000 high. Don't tell me you shoot jpegs? The females generally have rather small tusks compred to males. Are you sure it was female? Can you post the full image online somewhere?
  31. LunarMist

    Something Random

    It was never clear to me why humans were a proper host and also prey for the aliens (presumably a parasitoid). Was there some logical explanation? I'd want to see the DNA.
  32. LunarMist

    Windows 11

    Here is one take on the AI computing. :D https://www.theregister.com/2024/06/14/bofh_2024_episode_11 "The Boss loves it because (as we explained) purple is the color of AI working." :D
  33. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    You cannot fix focus after the fact. Some tools have deconvolution sharpening and AI stuff that makes OOF look less bad. You should be using AF. Which lenses do you have? For about 30 years I would drive down to the SD zoo and/or safari park to conduct camera/lens testing. It was a lot...
  34. LunarMist

    dSLR thread

    Which cameras do you have and what are you trying to accomplish?
  35. LunarMist

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    It seems like good news if only CTS. Now go see the hand surgeon. Just do it. Are you left handed or both?
  36. LunarMist

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    I'm sure you know that all pain is not carpal tunnel. Regardless, anything more than discomfort should lead you to behavioural changes. I had some mild pain back in the 20th century that was not and quickly resolved with ergonomic changes, especially the wrist rests.
  37. LunarMist

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Your Dr. that diagnosed it should be giving a reference to a surgeon. There are plenty that specialise in the release surgery and there are several different versions. Get two opinions.
  38. LunarMist

    Something Random

    Maybe it is like this? https://www.storageforum.net/forum/threads/weird-speaker-problem-possible-virus.11661/
  39. LunarMist

    Ryzen

    Those U series are low power laptop CPUs. I thought you were building a small desktop system. The Ryzen 5 5500 is for the AM4 socket and has NO functional GPU. The AMD 5000 series has no GPU by default, which is why they developed the 5xxxG (graphics) series with an iGPU (AMD's term is APU)...
  40. LunarMist

    Ryzen

    Why would you put a $500 RTX 4070 in that system? The 5700G has more than adequate graphics for 4K TV for less than a $100 more than the Ryzen 5500.
  41. LunarMist

    Ryzen

    The X3D has extra cache that helps many games. Some benchmarks (just like regular applications) are more or less sensitive to cache size and hit rates. There are probably hundreds of articles about the pros/cons of the X3D so you have to decide what to do for your particular applications. Of...
  42. LunarMist

    Ryzen

    Has anyone noticed that the power levels of the 9000 series are different from 7000 series? The 7950x and 9950x are 170W, but the 7900x is 170W vs. 120W for the 9900x. Does the 7900x really use 170W or is that a mistake? It seems more logical that it would be less with fewer cores, but maybe...
  43. LunarMist

    Ryzen

    I usually use the Noctunal coolers for everything, but the 5500 comes with the Wraith cooler that works just fine. I have a 5700G with the Wraith for years now. It's somewhat noisier than a Noctunal at full speed but you should use a temperature profile anyway. Nocturnal has a rating that...
  44. LunarMist

    Heat management: Water Cooling in an Apartment?

    I thought you lived in a standalone house?
  45. LunarMist

    Heat management: Water Cooling in an Apartment?

    Is that because the buildings are relatively old? I thought most residential buildings in the states for well over 50 years have implemented central HVAC. And maybe Dave can tell us how it is working out in the "sweatlands" of Scandanian. ;)
  46. LunarMist

    Heat management: Water Cooling in an Apartment?

    In most states you have a right to have appliances inspected by a professional. If the system is just too small for the hottest days, that is different from it not operating properly as installed (approved by inspectors). If all of your neighbors have the same system are they all performing...
  47. LunarMist

    Heat management: Water Cooling in an Apartment?

    Evaporative "swamp" coolers sucked in multiple ways. I spent too much time in places with them back in the day. The temperarture was lowered somewhat, but the humidity becomes high so you are feeling sweaty all the time. It does practically nothing when the humidity is already moderate or...
  48. LunarMist

    Mini PC

    Is ASRock 4x4 officially distributed in the states? I'm not seeing them very much.
  49. LunarMist

    Video Cards

    Back in the 2000s we were taught to use the monitor with LUTs and (preferably internal) sensors for production to maintain consistency over time and between locations. My current monitor expired during pandemonicium, but it uses the 16-bit LUTs regardless of the input. I have mine set to...
  50. LunarMist

    Video Cards

    It could be screwing up in 8 bits also. And you never know if being used and possibly abused is related.
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