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Forum: General Yesterday, 17:37
Replies: 15
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Posted By Mister_Tad
I suppose it does speak to a bit of a "path of...

I suppose it does speak to a bit of a "path of least resistance" ethic to the design process itself though. Whether that's paying someone else to use their product or taking more than a little pinch...
Forum: General Yesterday, 17:23
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By Mister_Tad
Is that a copy, or is that actually the same...

Is that a copy, or is that actually the same block, i.e. design licensed by one for the other?

EDIT: Thermaltake licensed the design from Swiftech, not exactly a "copy" like the rest of them we're...
Forum: General Yesterday, 16:32
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By Mister_Tad
Was just about to post the same. The noise...

Was just about to post the same.

The noise in the article detracts from the issue of the rip-off case, which IMO is a pretty clear rip-off.

The fan... I mean... come on. There are only so many...
Forum: General Yesterday, 14:29
Replies: 50
Views: 1,580
Posted By Mister_Tad
A-to-B is the primary requirement, but a whole...

A-to-B is the primary requirement, but a whole bunch of secondary requirements could mean that a 500 car isn't palatable: e.g. not being crap and smelly for starters, emissions, fuel efficiency,...
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 12:10
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Mister_Tad
Maybe I just would if there was only an...

Maybe I just would if there was only an appropriate case to make it so!
... And unlocked E5-2600s, come on Intel, why unlock the 1600s but not the 2600s?
... oh yeah, and a solid rationale other...
Forum: Hardware 2nd Jun 2015, 14:20
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Mister_Tad
It's a tough sell when you've got cases like the...

It's a tough sell when you've got cases like the TJ11 complete with hot-swap bays built in, and space in the front to challenge storage servers for the same sort of money.

It's unfortunate that...
Forum: Hardware 2nd Jun 2015, 14:11
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Mister_Tad
Perhaps it's intended as more of a halo product...

Perhaps it's intended as more of a halo product for future direction? I can't really figure out who it's for otherwise.
Forum: General 2nd Jun 2015, 13:53
Replies: 16,243
Views: 1,479,908
Posted By Mister_Tad
I couldn't trump either of those, sounds very...

I couldn't trump either of those, sounds very painful, especially if they're hard.
Forum: Hardware 2nd Jun 2015, 13:47
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Mister_Tad
I dunno, if it feels like a $500 case then I...

I dunno, if it feels like a $500 case then I don't necessarily see an issue in principle. The finish certainly looks superb.

I do see the issues as others have mentioned though - WC capabilities...
Forum: General 2nd Jun 2015, 12:06
Replies: 16,243
Views: 1,479,908
Posted By Mister_Tad
Has he ever asked you about the finer points...

Has he ever asked you about the finer points "lung" presentation? It's a toss up between either that, or thinking that fibre channel was a type of cable, that used to be my absolute favourite.
...
Forum: Hardware 2nd Jun 2015, 09:42
Replies: 10
Motherboards Better MB for NAS
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Posted By Mister_Tad
There's a couple of J1900 boards from Supermicro...

There's a couple of J1900 boards from Supermicro and also some Avoton boards worth considering for NAS if the number of SATA ports is of concern, they're both a fair bit more expensive than the ones...
Forum: General 2nd Jun 2015, 09:35
Replies: 16,243
Views: 1,479,908
Posted By Mister_Tad
Eugh, don't get me started. Not too long ago this...

Eugh, don't get me started. Not too long ago this was basically my entire day job, where around 80% of the time "Infrastructure Architect" meant "I know a bit of VMware and MS apps"
Forum: General 1st Jun 2015, 13:44
Replies: 56
Views: 1,409
Posted By Mister_Tad
Just having a nosey, RTT wins at the oldest-timer...

Just having a nosey, RTT wins at the oldest-timer that's still active, though there are a couple of even older lurkers.

I'm a relative noob with a user ID of 4299, I started lurking in the summer...
Forum: General 1st Jun 2015, 11:01
Replies: 56
Views: 1,409
Posted By Mister_Tad
Burn! :hehe:

Burn! :hehe:
Forum: General 1st Jun 2015, 10:49
Replies: 56
Views: 1,409
Posted By Mister_Tad
You feel old?

You feel old?
Forum: General 29th May 2015, 21:21
Replies: 5,087
Views: 635,270
Posted By Mister_Tad
I just came here to post just this, best thing...

I just came here to post just this, best thing I've seen in a long time.



I completely lost my sh*t at this bit.
Forum: General 29th May 2015, 17:27
Replies: 50
Views: 1,580
Posted By Mister_Tad
A few individuals with similar sentiments - "if...

A few individuals with similar sentiments - "if you can't buy it cash, you can't afford it" - interesting view and I get where you're coming from, but I think it's a little flawed and old fashioned....
Forum: General 29th May 2015, 15:44
Replies: 36
Views: 1,131
Posted By Mister_Tad
Most internal half/all-day meetings/workshops...

Most internal half/all-day meetings/workshops with more than a few people at my place are catered for by Dominos, and typically at a ridiculous pizza/person ratio. I hate it, yet lack the self...
Forum: General 29th May 2015, 11:14
Replies: 36
Views: 1,131
Posted By Mister_Tad
Professional time wasters - how better to piss...

Professional time wasters - how better to piss away 20% of your working day than to make 15 coffees every time you get up for a drink?
Forum: General 29th May 2015, 11:09
Replies: 21
Education Any plumbers here?
Views: 538
Posted By Mister_Tad
Eloquent. I like it :D

Eloquent. I like it :D
Forum: General 29th May 2015, 10:27
Replies: 16,243
Views: 1,479,908
Posted By Mister_Tad
Wow. Sounds like it's time to throw in the...

Wow.

Sounds like it's time to throw in the towel and consider today a write off to me.
Forum: General 29th May 2015, 09:59
Replies: 21
Education Any plumbers here?
Views: 538
Posted By Mister_Tad
You had the boiler fitted by a plumber...

You had the boiler fitted by a plumber presumably? Would he/she not be the best person to consult in this instance?

Even given my near infinite depths of plumbing knowledge (I fitted a tap once),...
Forum: Tech Support 29th May 2015, 09:14
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Mister_Tad
For a sandbox, would splitting it down the middle...

For a sandbox, would splitting it down the middle be worthwhile to give you a little bit more to tinker with in the VMware context? Depending on what you wanted to tinker with, that is.

E.g....
Forum: Hardware 28th May 2015, 17:11
Replies: 101
Views: 3,000
Posted By Mister_Tad
Okay, I know what's going on here - I had setup...

Okay, I know what's going on here - I had setup floppies for Windows 2k because I was unable to boot from the CD for some reason - I'd say because it was SCSI, but that wouldn't make sense as my...
Forum: Hardware 28th May 2015, 16:26
Replies: 101
Views: 3,000
Posted By Mister_Tad
Wait, what? Your link seems to be duff, but I...

Wait, what? Your link seems to be duff, but I recall windows 95 coming on just a handful of floppies. I seem to remember Windows 2000 was only 5 or 6 as well.

EDIT: No, that doesn't seem right....
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