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  1. DrunkenBastard

    4k video playback: What do you really need?

    I've had to return two 4k discs to Amazon and Best Buy, significant scratches right out of the case. Other discs with smudges that look like fingers that need to be buffed out. I don't remember this many problems with blu rays.
  2. DrunkenBastard

    4k video playback: What do you really need?

    The x700 was released a while after the x800, so I would assume us x800 beta testers paved the way for your stable production ready unit.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Thanks. This was a 2019 with about 300 miles on it.
  4. DrunkenBastard

    4k video playback: What do you really need?

    Depending on the specific firmware version of the UHD optical drive you may be able to rip a 4k disk to your hard drive and play it from there without dealing with Win 10 and all the rest of the garbage. I ended up going with a Sony x800 player which is actually quite a pile of shit, constant...
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Its one of those things that you dont miss if you've never experienced it. I had a rental Altima with it when we had the super cold snap a couple of weeks ago and it was very comforting. Obviously we are talking about first world problems here.
  6. DrunkenBastard

    I do want to buy a used car

    Yes, I accepted delivery on Saturday afternoon, the driver called to confirm delivery 35 minutes prior to scheduled time. Car is very nice, a great upgrade from my 325. Heated seats are great, however the cold wheel is not up to par with the rest of the car. I checked back on the website last...
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Yes I went with the 48 month/100k additional warranty.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    The 2004 325i started having some issues (I believe its related to exhaust manifold leak). Its got a 182k miles on it now. Anyway I had played with the Capital 1 auto navigator option, but the last time around it offered me garbage in terms of financing. So I tried out Carvana online. It's an...
  9. DrunkenBastard

    Toshiba 14TB PMR announced for Q1/2 next year

    Using 9 platters, rated for 550 TB of writes annually like the Seagate Enterprise Capacity: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12134/toshiba-announces-14-tb-pmr-mg07aca-hdd-9-platters-heliumfilled-260-mbs Article also mention a possible 16TB model later next year. Edit im dumb, can a mod please...
  10. DrunkenBastard

    Audio Equipment

    Actually that was for the 4300, looks like the 3300 model is available from US shipping to Canada, I used an adress in Quebec City:
  11. DrunkenBastard

    Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro gripes (v. it's turrible)

    Hmm, so the Yoga 710 apparently doesn't have a digitizer, so Windows Ink wont work. Would have been nice if the sales guy knew that before selling the Office 365 + Bamboo pen bundle. I guess its time to take the pen back for $50 refund. Any funny business and we'll return the Yoga as well. The...
  12. DrunkenBastard

    Defect with Intel C2000 Atoms, multiple NAS units affected

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/03/netgear_recalling_hardware_with_bad_intel_atoms/ "The four product lines – ReadyNAS devices RN3130 and RN3138, and Wi-Fi managers WC7500 and WC7600v2 – happen to have a common component, Intel's Atom C2000 line chips, which Intel has acknowledged had...
  13. DrunkenBastard

    1080 Ti announced, $699 on March 5th, 1080 price drop to $499

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/11172/nvidia-unveils-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-next-week-699 Looks like around the same performance as the Titan X at $1200.
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    AMD Ryzen pricing released, Intel cuts prices in anticipation

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/11143/amd-launch-ryzen-52-more-ipc-eight-cores-for-under-330-preorder-today-on-sale-march-2nd Starting at $329 for 8 cores at 3 GHz base / 3.7 GHz boost, on sale March 2nd. Intel trimming prices: http://wccftech.com/intel-amd-price-war-ryzen-processors/
  15. DrunkenBastard

    Problems with adopting Ubiquity AC-Pro access point

    So I've installed Java, and the latest UniFi 5.3.8 controller (running on Win 7). Upgraded the firmware on the AC-Pro to the latest release (3.7.29) AP shows as pending adoption, I choose "Adopt" and it eventually times out saying "Adoption Failed". Tried forgetting and re-adopting several...
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    Another shingled turd, Seagate release an external 5TB SMR drive.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/10835/seagate-introduces-backup-plus-portable-5-tb-the-largest-portable-hdd-to-date Can't wait to see how horrible the write speeds are. Friends don't let friends go SMR.
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    Anandtech reviews the USB-C Seagate 8tb bus powered drive wth SMR

    http://anandtech.com/show/10335/seagate-innov8-8tb-buspowered-external-hard-drive-review Includes a small lithium polymer battery to assist with spin up power demands. Unfortunately has all the performance pitfalls of SMR.
  18. DrunkenBastard

    Apple support rant

    Sweet jebus. Just got off the phone with "AppleCare". It is now clear to me why Apple is certainly not a contender in the enterprise space. Problem: Have an Xserve RAID box with one controller with red light. Powered on for the first time yesterday. Manual implies that this is a failure, and...
  19. DrunkenBastard

    Thirsty

    I'm on the edge guys. Yesterday I went to a store called Beers of the World, with a reported 1500 in stock. Sadly the Australian section was pathetic, and most disturbingly of all, there was no Boags to be seen, more specifically no James Boags Premium Lager. I asked the ass$$$$ behind the...
  20. DrunkenBastard

    Disappointment over pork chop payout

    "A Sydney man who received just over $60,000 in damages for injuries he received in a bizarre pub prank says he has disappointed with the amount. The accident occurred when he slipped on fat that had been left by a man wearing pork chops as shoes. Troy Bowron sued Ross Lucock, the man who...
  21. DrunkenBastard

    WorldCom hits the dirt

    And another one bites the dust. BuhBye MCI..... And Anderson have their grubby mitts all over this one too.
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