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  1. taz420nj

    Case LEDs

    Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because flat out lies, such as those being told by freedomeclipse and lexluthermeister annoy the crap out of me.
  2. taz420nj

    Case LEDs

    Wow, so the "first" one, which was basically a proof of concept more than anything, since they were expensive and uselessly dim, existed for a whole 4 months of the 80s. Plenty of time for them to be adopted into mainstream use by large computer corporations as indicators during the entire...
  3. taz420nj

    Case LEDs

    Right. Because the blue LEDs that were invented before white LEDs were made from white LEDs. And Brawndo has what plants crave. So remind me again, did the 80s come before or after 1993?
  4. taz420nj

    Case LEDs

    I suppose next you'll claim these 1980s computers you worked on in school had USB ports right next to the white LEDS too. Once again, it is not an opinion, it is an indisputable fact. White LEDS did not exist in any form in the time frame you claim to have "seen" them.
  5. taz420nj

    Case LEDs

    That's exactly what I'm saying, because there were no BLUE LEDs in the 1980s or early 90s, so there OBVIOUSLY would not have been tri color RGB because a crucial part of them (the blue element) was not even invented yet.
  6. taz420nj

    Case LEDs

    RGB LEDs didnt exist in the 80s either because blue was another mid 90s invention. And just think about that for a second because that makes even less sense than using a phosphor white.. why would they use an RGB LED (and its associated control circuitry) to output white, then put it behind a...
  7. taz420nj

    Case LEDs

    Um. No. You didn't. There was no such thing as a white LED in the 1980s. And manufacturers were certainly not using $10/piece white LEDs with a green lens when they could use a $0.06 green LED in the 90s. "To each their own"??? This isn't an opinion, it's recorded history. You can't possibly...
  8. taz420nj

    Case LEDs

    No they werent. White LEDs weren't even invented until the late 90's, and when they first came out they were outrageously expensive. I remember even in the early 2000s they were still $4-5 apiece. Red, green, and yellow were pennies apiece by comparison. Whether the case is clear or colored...
  9. taz420nj

    Adblock(Plus), uBlock Filters Can Be Exploited to Run Malicious Code

    It uses some of the same domain lists, but PiHole and uBO are two entirely different animals that complement each other. Most of uBO's lists by their nature do not work in PiHole. PiHole is a DNS blocker that can only block whole domains, while uBO is an element blocker - it can block certain...
  10. taz420nj

    Powering Laptop With Inverter

    It IS a laptop. Just a really beefy one lol! He's a trucker and this will be installed in a HGV (a Semi in Europe). I don't know if it's common there, but here truckers leave their engines idling (for heat and air conditioning) during rest/sleep breaks, so I don't foresee consumption being an...
  11. taz420nj

    Powering Laptop With Inverter

    He's got an MSi gaming rig. It's got a 230W charger. They don't make DC-DC laptop chargers that big.
  12. taz420nj

    Would you Buy RGB Fans?

    If I'm building a rig for someone else and they want lighting, absolutely. It's a high profit item that sells itself. "I could use solid colors or I could use RGBs that you can change with the push of a button". For my own rig, no way. I am not a fan of lighting in my own machines. I...
  13. taz420nj

    Powering Laptop With Inverter

    Ok let's just clear something up since it hasn't been mentioned yet, and it's important since you're in the UK.. The nameplate power draw on the input of a worldwide power supply is the MAXIMUM that it will be pulling at the lowest rated voltage. So the 3.2A number is at 100 volts (mains...
  14. taz420nj

    Quick question, SAS 2

    I usually don't on principle but I've gotten some from various vendors if I had a customer that was in a financial bind and needed one really cheap (knowing that there wouldn't be a warranty of course), or if they had an older machine and just needed one to get them through until they could...
  15. taz420nj

    Quick question, SAS 2

    I wasn't trying to imply that there aren't reputable sellers, but the shady ones far outnumber the good ones. ;) Happy New Year!
  16. taz420nj

    Quick question, SAS 2

    Also beware of ebay drives. There are plenty of sellers that buy bulk server pulls with tens of thousands of hours on them, they wipe the SMART data, and sell them as "refurbished" (lots claim to be "factory refurbished" to boot). Their "Refurbishing" process consists of little more than 1...
  17. taz420nj

    Quick question, SAS 2

    They will not work unless you have a SAS controller (most higher end RAID cards). Onboard ports will not be SAS, they will be SATA. SAS controllers CAN control SATA drives, but SATA controllers can NOT control SAS drives. SAS stands for Serial Attached SCSI, which is a different command set...
  18. taz420nj

    How To Get Around Comcast's Data Cap

    In all seriousness though I hope MetroNet expands into your area someday, it was the best thing to happen to me. I haven't though about slow internet or data caps in 5 years, it does make life flow better, not sure the right words to say, but yeah it's dumb this is even a problem in 2019. Long...
  19. taz420nj

    How To Get Around Comcast's Data Cap

    Assumin you use an old DD-WRT router to do this, try it in straight client (full WAN bandwidth but no LAN WiFi) or repeater (WAN&LAN WiFi BW/2) mode rather than repeater bridge or client bridge. That way the WiFi connection effectively becomes a WAN connection with NAT, and all traffic will...
  20. taz420nj

    How To Get Around Comcast's Data Cap

    mi I'm not saying it's a "small" number, but in the context of Comcast? Yeah it is. They have 20 million subs (Comcast, DirecTV, and Dish dont even have 50 million combined). So that's $24M. Ton of money for any of us. But Comcast's total revenue last year? Was $85 BILLION. Net - that's after...
  21. taz420nj

    How To Get Around Comcast's Data Cap

    Niche channels cost pennies or less per customer. Fuse is a rare indie channel and can be easily dropped due to the fact that JLo has no leverage to force them to keep it once the co tract expired, but makes no real financial impact anyway. Because of the archaic content delivery contract model...
  22. taz420nj

    How To Get Around Comcast's Data Cap

    Yeah I know, it's ALWAYS about money. Internet subs don't make them anywhere near as much money as the TV packages. There's like 800-1000% markup on TV packages, especially when the packages are structured in a way where you have to get 2 or 3 "add-on" packages in order to get the channels you...
  23. taz420nj

    How To Get Around Comcast's Data Cap

    No, the money definitely isn't in the ISP aspect. The money is still solidly in the bloated, high margin video subscriptions, and they are losing video subscribers hand over fist. That's why you get penalized for not having a video subscription, and they keep raising prices, capping packages...
  24. taz420nj

    Diagnosing possible early stage drive failure

    It's not my fix, I've never had that happen other than once in a dark blue harvest supermoon eclipse lol. It was just something I found while googling around for a solution for you. The first lines of the quote were also copied from the page I got it from, apparently it has to do with a couple...
  25. taz420nj

    Raid0 to AHCI

    I use Reflect as well. It's a fantastic piece of free software. Better way to do it though is to not clone but make an image, that way you can reimage to a larger drive and not have to expand the partition. It also ignores empty space and swap/temp/hib files to make the image as compact as...
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