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Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 23:36
Replies: 60
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mister_Tad
That's nuts - I just got a power meter on my...

That's nuts - I just got a power meter on my J1900 server this evening and it's sucking down 34w at idle... without a HDD! (Asrock Q1900 ITX, 2x4GB DDR3L SODIMM, 2x SSD, VFD). The weak link is...
Forum: General 12th Sep 2014, 12:18
Replies: 26,736
Views: 2,873,829
Posted By Mister_Tad
A club sandwich?

A club sandwich?
Forum: Hardware 12th Sep 2014, 12:10
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By Mister_Tad
I started to go down this road a bit back, but...

I started to go down this road a bit back, but ran in to copy protection bits on quite a few DVDs and then didn't have the inclination to try to circumvent.

Is this to be expected, and without...
Forum: Hardware 10th Sep 2014, 16:22
Replies: 150
Views: 10,036
Posted By Mister_Tad
Just a test fit for the lighting - the ceiling...

Just a test fit for the lighting - the ceiling spots are *incredibly* snug, so won't be popping them in until everything around them is finished and they basically never need to come out again.
...
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Sep 2014, 16:12
Replies: 27
Views: 463
Posted By Mister_Tad
Paper "launch" wars - you won't be able to...

Paper "launch" wars - you won't be able to actually buy one of these for aaaaaaages
Forum: Hardware 9th Sep 2014, 09:48
Replies: 150
Views: 10,036
Posted By Mister_Tad
Pretty sure this is what happened. I would have...

Pretty sure this is what happened. I would have hot glued it if I had a glue gun... this is the second time recently I would have found a use for it, so it's getting ordered today.
Forum: Hardware 8th Sep 2014, 23:33
Replies: 150
Views: 10,036
Posted By Mister_Tad
I decided that I couldn't go to bed without...

I decided that I couldn't go to bed without checking whether or not I had hosed the lights, fortunately...

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2616&pictureid=40083

The red and blue...
Forum: Hardware 8th Sep 2014, 22:14
Replies: 150
Views: 10,036
Posted By Mister_Tad
When the amp powers on, it triggers the plug to...

When the amp powers on, it triggers the plug to power the sub. Just a simple 12v mains relay.
Forum: General 8th Sep 2014, 22:12
Replies: 153
Views: 17,591
Posted By Mister_Tad
Anyone that enjoys bubbles on the odd occasion...

Anyone that enjoys bubbles on the odd occasion would be well served by checking out Tesco - just got 12x bottles of Veuve Clicquot for a frankly silly 211.75 delivered (25% off, another 25% off when...
Forum: Hardware 8th Sep 2014, 22:00
Replies: 150
Views: 10,036
Posted By Mister_Tad
Took a day off work today to get some things done...

Took a day off work today to get some things done (have 17 days left until the end of the year, and get the xmas gap off anyway, so need to start taking days really!)

The motherboard for the...
Forum: General 7th Sep 2014, 08:44
Replies: 153
Views: 17,591
Posted By Mister_Tad
Check out Eagle Rare 10yo single barrel - utterly...

Check out Eagle Rare 10yo single barrel - utterly astonishing for the money, only a few quid more than the 101.
Forum: Hardware 6th Sep 2014, 12:08
Replies: 150
Views: 10,036
Posted By Mister_Tad
I'm afraid I can't, as awesome as that would be -...

I'm afraid I can't, as awesome as that would be - central heating radiator it is.

Might be a wee bit overkill for the Bay Trail server!
Forum: Hardware 6th Sep 2014, 11:47
Replies: 150
Views: 10,036
Posted By Mister_Tad
And now for the only bit of this project that...

And now for the only bit of this project that won't be DIY...

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2616&pictureid=40070

I've done my own plumbing once before, turning a bath into a...
Forum: Serious 6th Sep 2014, 01:08
Replies: 207
Views: 35,690
Posted By Mister_Tad
This is a ridiculous generalisation - depends on...

This is a ridiculous generalisation - depends on the business, depends on the role.

Contractors are great to accommodate ebb and flow, no doubt about that, but for anything else there's pros and...
Forum: General 6th Sep 2014, 00:59
Replies: 153
Views: 17,591
Posted By Mister_Tad
I can wholeheartedly recommend the 22yo - I was...

I can wholeheartedly recommend the 22yo - I was massively surprised that I had somehow not had that in my life before when I first tried it. I'm pretty sure my bottle is running on fumes now, though.
Forum: General 1st Sep 2014, 17:27
Replies: 153
Views: 17,591
Posted By Mister_Tad
I'm going to take a wild shot and say that you...

I'm going to take a wild shot and say that you use a fair bunch of esoteric tea-making paraphernalia with a comment like that.
Forum: Serious 1st Sep 2014, 16:58
Replies: 207
Views: 35,690
Posted By Mister_Tad
In my experience (IT), contractors are definitely...

In my experience (IT), contractors are definitely there to use and abuse whereas there's more of a consideration for work/life with permanent employees.

Fair enough though IMO, since contractors...
Forum: Hardware 1st Sep 2014, 14:22
Replies: 60
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mister_Tad
I somehow totally missed this thread despite...

I somehow totally missed this thread despite tossing about AM1 and Bay Trail options for a media/storage server (After deciding that Avoton was preposterous overkill for my needs).

As it is, I...
Forum: Serious 1st Sep 2014, 14:00
Replies: 207
Views: 35,690
Posted By Mister_Tad
That's all well and good for some, but then if...

That's all well and good for some, but then if you're putting in the bare minimum I don't think it's fair to expect any more than the bare minimum when it comes time for bonus, promotions and pay...
Forum: General 29th Aug 2014, 19:44
Replies: 153
Views: 17,591
Posted By Mister_Tad
One of them is for scenarios where many, many...

One of them is for scenarios where many, many G&Ts are happening with friends round, which could conceivably decimate a bottle in a single sitting.

They're quite different though, different enough...
Forum: General 29th Aug 2014, 19:24
Replies: 153
Views: 17,591
Posted By Mister_Tad
A couple of recent additions has left the...

A couple of recent additions has left the previous drinks cupboard unmanageably full, so have just moved a couple of things around, which gave the opportunity for a nice group shot.
...
Forum: Hardware 28th Aug 2014, 17:40
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Mister_Tad
For GbE there's no practical difference between...

For GbE there's no practical difference between Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6A and "Cat7" and beyond (AFAIK anything greater than CAT6A isn't entirely standardised yet).

The difference comes when you're...
Forum: Hardware 28th Aug 2014, 11:27
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Mister_Tad
I popped the kit on a couple of rack shelves...

I popped the kit on a couple of rack shelves (just attached to a couple of beams) so that it wasn't just nestling in the insulation. I haven't had any issues with overheating and it gets pretty warm...
Forum: Article Discussion 28th Aug 2014, 11:08
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By Mister_Tad
Look, we're please you've achieved a zen-like...

Look, we're please you've achieved a zen-like tranquillity in your approach to data management, but there are plenty of valid reasons to need lots of storage at home, whether it's all put to good use...
Forum: Hardware 28th Aug 2014, 10:13
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Mister_Tad
I did some cabling myself not too long ago on...

I did some cabling myself not too long ago on account of poor wifi throughout the house and a discovery that powerline wasn't really any better.

I compromised with three cable runs, in lieu of...
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