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  1. sechs

    Yubico Yubikey - increasing your authentication for services

    I think that I'd prefer a huge pain than losing 2FA to someone who managed to break into my phone.
  2. sechs

    Ryzen

    Next gen Epyc will be out next year. They better be pretty deep into Zen 3.
  3. sechs

    Ryzen

    Sure, if my main use for the computer was burn-in testing and benchmarking the CPU....
  4. sechs

    Search function is garbage.

    Hmmm. I have almost 900GB, the vast majority of which is FLAC. Do we need to switch user names? ;)
  5. sechs

    Prison Break

    Isn't the easiest solution to just build a Faraday cage around the prison? ;) Unless there's a worry that the "users" may be able to tap into it, wired is the way to go. Any wireless solution would be unwieldy or nonstandard, or both.
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    Ryzen

    I picked up a 3600 non-X. I'm running it stock on a B450 board with the stock cooler. It runs 100% load all day at 3.8GHz and pretty quiet. Intel has work to do.
  7. sechs

    Ryzen

    TDP is, unfortunately, a load of baloney. Intel's seem more honest but considerably more useless; their TDPs are basically what the cooling solution needs to dissipate for the chip to only hit the base clock. AMD's TDPs are supposedly what the cooling solution needs to dissipate for the...
  8. sechs

    Ryzen

    Well, first and second gen Threadrippers and x399 boards should get real cheap soon....
  9. sechs

    OAuth

    I'm guessing that you're dead already, then. You may want to check if Gmail will fetch the mail for you. I haven't set it to up with any other accounts since the days of POP, so I don't know what it supports now.
  10. sechs

    Ryzen

    Well, Intel isn't doing it with Ice Lake, either. Threadripper 1000 and 2000 chips have a much more compelling price/performance.
  11. sechs

    OAuth

    Stop using it. Problem solved!
  12. sechs

    Ryzen

    Doesn't AMD already offer more than 18 cores for less than $1000? This looks kind of like Intel trying to fight AMD's mainstream desktop with HEDT.
  13. sechs

    OAuth

    So, what's the problem with "too many old ATT and Verixons emails?"
  14. sechs

    Ryzen

    I get the (unfounded) feeling that Threadripper will get better chiplets. The AM4 parts with two chiplets have a good one and a not as good one. I think that Intel has spun out on HEDT. All they can do is push clocks at 14nm and hope that their 10nm chips can catch up. I don't think that...
  15. sechs

    OAuth

    Why did you leave the messages on the telco servers? I've always downloaded my messages, so Thunderbird now manages about two decades' worth in email.
  16. sechs

    Ryzen

    The new iPhones are often cited. Their chip is also produced by TSMC on 7nm. Between Apple and AMD, that's a lot of silicon.
  17. sechs

    OAuth

    Thunderbird does support OAuth, but I've only used it in connection with Gmail. I wouldn't put it past AT&T to use something non-standard or out of date which isn't compatible, however.
  18. sechs

    Ryzen

    The same chiplets are used in Ryzen, Threadripper, and Epyc. I think that demand is just much, much higher than expected. Considering TSMC's recent announcement concerning lead times on new chips, AMD could be in a crunch.
  19. sechs

    Ryzen

    May as well wait for the new Threadrippers. Why not spend more money for a marginal gain, right?
  20. sechs

    Ryzen

    Get a 3600X. Same base frequency.
  21. sechs

    Ryzen

    AMD and Intel are more or less at the same IPC. The only difference is that Intel costs more and clocks higher. And, if number of cores matter, AMD has more for less $$. Newer processors from both companies come with built-in mitigations for the those flaws. But they keep finding new ones in...
  22. sechs

    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    If you can get a hold of the T-mobile version of the router, they're usually cheaper. You just have to do some hacking to turn it into an AC68U.
  23. sechs

    Ryzen

    Between the power outage in Japan and the looming Japan-Korea trade war, DRAM and NAND prices are going to go up. And the US-China trade war doesn't make anything cheaper. It may be a wash waiting for some prices to go down while others go up.
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    Ryzen

    Ditch the cooler. Stock is fine and you can put that money elsewhere. Like faster memory. Ryzen likes that. If you're willing to go used, video cards and spinning disks are pretty cheap.
  25. sechs

    Ryzen

    My impression is, unless you need specific features, you'd get more out of a x470 board of similar cost.
  26. sechs

    Ryzen

    You get what you pay for?
  27. sechs

    Ryzen

    You'll have to take that up with the motherboard manufacturers. While there is some additional cost expected due to the chipset and implementing PCIe 4.0, I think that, at the high-end, there's a bit of raising prices because they think that people will pay. And it does seem like they are...
  28. sechs

    Registrar recommendation

    I registered my domain through Google, and it renewed at $12 earlier this year. They appear to charge differently based on the TLD, however.
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    Ryzen

    The 12- and 16- core models, at least, were more HEDT than workstation. Those core counts are now just "desktop."
  30. sechs

    Ryzen

    It seems clear that the new Threadripper chips will be squarely aimed at workstations. Translation: They won't be cheap.
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    Ryzen

    Unless you need the additional PCIe lanes or memory bandwidth/amount, the AM4 parts make a lot more sense. A 3900x on an x470 board looks to perform pretty decent. Only you can determine whether it'll be worth the extra cost for the four more cores of the 3950x.
  32. sechs

    Windows 10

    Have you set Windows to pause updates during your job? Granted, that only works once a month. If you're on Pro, you should be able to set updates to be delayed for 30 days. If you check before starting, you should, theoretically, be good for a month. As a last resort, you can set your...
  33. sechs

    Ryzen

    Read what I wrote back in May. It's the CPU that has 24 lanes. The chipset has more.
  34. sechs

    Nvidia RTX 2080 & 2080Ti announcement

    Surprise! nVidia has been making better GPUs all along, and AMD was going to sell Navi at lower prices anyway! Seems like nVidia was sandbagging buyers with crappy price/performance, and AMD was sandbagging nVidia with crappy pricing.
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    Windows 10 activation hardware changes

    This sounds like some tin hat stuff, not "common knowledge." The worst case scenario that I can foresee for most of these volume key sellers is that they are selling the keys in contravention of the agreement under which they acquired them. The keys themselves, however, are legitimate. As far...
  36. sechs

    Ryzen

    Perhaps someone at Intel has woken up to their situation: https://www.game-debate.com/news/27327/leaked-intel-internal-memo-highlights-fear-of-cheaper-and-faster-amd-ryzen-3000-cpus
  37. sechs

    Ryzen

    In my opinion, just as in discrete graphics cards, the market leader is greatly overpricing. AMD is just coming behind and taking more profit where they can. We should be paying much less.
  38. sechs

    Ryzen

    Is AMD undercutting Intel, or is Intel overpriced compared to AMD? Read what you wrote.
  39. sechs

    Windows 10 activation hardware changes

    It doesn't matter where your keys come from. Their mystery system will decide based on how big the change is as to whether it's still the same computer. Motherboard change is likely to cause a problem if you've made any other changes. You can install and see if it works with your existing...
  40. sechs

    Ryzen

    No. Just what you're writing. :cool:
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    Ryzen

    No. You're working under the assumption that -- somehow -- Intel's prices are the "correct" ones. No such thing. The customer *is* price sensitive. AMD isn't stupid; they're raising prices because Intel won't lower theirs. Intel could put out an inferior product at a lower price, but...
  42. sechs

    Seagate announces Exos and Ironwolf 16 TB heliums

    Presumably, that's possible. An odd number of platters is still an even number of sides. I don't know off hand how their dual actuator drives are supposed to work, so I don't know how they're tackling these kinds a issues.
  43. sechs

    Ryzen

    I think that this just points out that AMD's life no longer depends on pricing its processors so cheaply. They've gained some pricing power because Intel won't lower its prices to compete.
  44. sechs

    Seagate announces Exos and Ironwolf 16 TB heliums

    When are they pushing out the internal RAID 0?
  45. sechs

    Mac Pro (2019)

    Fools and their money....
  46. sechs

    Ryzen

    I'm guessing that the top two slots share lanes and operate as either a single x16 or two x8. The other two are probably a x8 and a x4, sharing lanes with the M.2 slots.
  47. sechs

    Ryzen

    If you get a the 10g and M.2 on the motherboard, then you only need the add-in card for the storage ports. That's a single x8 slot.
  48. sechs

    PoE Cabling

    This would have been a UTP cable, but I doubt it would have been a big difference. Went ahead and picked-up a five-pack of Cat 6 STP cables.
  49. sechs

    Ryzen

    Of the x570 motherboards that I've seen, it seems like it's pick two on your first three requirements. It appears that most manufacturers are going with 3 m.2 slots but only 6 SATA ports. That's is easily fixed with an add-in card.
  50. sechs

    PoE Cabling

    Found this calculator, and it looks like, as long as it doesn't catch on fire, any Cat5e or higher cable will do. It also turns out that I only have one cable of appropriate length that's not in use, so I have to order one anyway. :rolleyes:
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