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Forum: General Hardware 07-20-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By ajrettke
Playing avi/mp4 videos on xbox one.

I read that can't simply hookup a USB Hard drive and play the videos...is this correct or has the new update changed this?

I know I can push them via DLNA streaming, but I tried it and my...
Forum: General Hardware 07-17-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 544
Posted By ajrettke
It's a gaming build, get the 280x. CPU isn't...

It's a gaming build, get the 280x. CPU isn't nearly as important as the GPU.
Moving to a 280x will give you on average a 25% increase in FPS.
A 10% OC on that CPU might give you 1-2% increase...
Forum: General Hardware 07-08-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By ajrettke
i7 adds hyperthreading, more cache (6 to 8MB) and...

i7 adds hyperthreading, more cache (6 to 8MB) and another 100 mhz IIRC. It's nice to have but not worth the money unless your photo/video editing. Save the cash for a better GPU or hold on for a...
Forum: Displays and Digital Cameras 05-31-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By ajrettke
Reading the reviews from the egg it seems decent...

Reading the reviews from the egg it seems decent if you absolutely need it for productivty. The 30hz might be a drawback even in a base windows setting as you'd likely notice some mouse lag which...
Forum: Storage 05-08-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By ajrettke
Well if a drive crashes it crashes...if your OS...

Well if a drive crashes it crashes...if your OS is on a 64GB or 120GB or 500GB doesn't matter.

If you can afford to keep both I'd put your OS on the 500GB and have a second drive of 2x250GB in...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 04-24-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By ajrettke
I think it's confirmation bias or availability...

I think it's confirmation bias or availability heuristic...I don't think there's much of a difference between reliability overall for Dell and HP and the other big names that are mass produced (I...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 04-11-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By ajrettke
Windshield phone mount

Anyone have any recommendations for a phone mount? My wife has an iphone 5 with a mophie case, so it's bulkier and hard to find one that works. Has anyone used anything that has a claw or something...
Forum: Memory 04-05-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By ajrettke
The only reason too much RAM would be bad is if...

The only reason too much RAM would be bad is if you're trying to OC, too many DIMMs can hinder overclocking as you have more RAM chips and you're only as fast as your slowest one. But this is...
Forum: Storage 04-04-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By ajrettke
What is your goal for the system? What type of...

What is your goal for the system? What type of capacities do you need? I'm just trying to understand because there are probably much cheaper ways of accomplishing your goal.

RAID 6 is likely...
Forum: Storage 04-04-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By ajrettke
Click of death on Hitachi 1TB drive...

I have a 1TB Hitachi drive:
HDT721010SLA360

It's giving me the click of death and won't show up in the BIOS.

Could a backplane replacement help? Would the fact that it won't show up in the...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 03-04-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By ajrettke
What are your goals? OCing the CPU isn't going...

What are your goals? OCing the CPU isn't going to get you much, you should be focusing on GPU OCing if you're gaming. I don't want to be the guy says X ghz is more than you'll ever need, but when...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 03-02-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,484
Posted By ajrettke
I'd get the ROG, had one before the 73g I think,...

I'd get the ROG, had one before the 73g I think, worked great, you're not gonna get a better laptop for the money.
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 03-02-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By ajrettke
I own a 3rd generation HP Envy 15, I highly...

I own a 3rd generation HP Envy 15, I highly recommend it.

There's one on ebay now (the 3040nr version) that'll probably sell for around 500, spend another 150 for a 256gb SSD and get an external...
Forum: Programming Tips and Tricks 02-26-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By ajrettke
It took over 3 hours to create, but I got a nice...

It took over 3 hours to create, but I got a nice unique 9x9! matrix, had to transpose it to export to excel and ended up with a 12MB file. How I just call up batting order in a massive 1:362880 For...
Forum: Programming Tips and Tricks 02-25-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By ajrettke
Well right now this is how I'm doing...

Well right now this is how I'm doing it...Order=[1 ;2 ;3 ;4 ;5 ;6 ;7 ;8 ;9];
Z=Order;
n=0;
for a=1:9
for b=1:9
for c=1:9
for d=1:9
for e=1:9
...
Forum: Programming Tips and Tricks 02-25-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By ajrettke
Matlab combinatorics/matrix question

Hey all, I'm trying to do a complex simulation in Matlab and need some help!

I've created a program that takes a teams baseball batting average and creates a matrix (essential a CDF) for each...
Forum: Cryptocurrency 02-17-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By ajrettke
Big Picture/Future of Bitcoins/Cryptocurrency

Read an article from the Harvard Busines Review about bitcoins. Very interesting and open article, not a doom or gloom but good subjective review IMO....
Forum: Console Gaming Systems 02-16-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By ajrettke
It's not bad, not my style though really, it's...

It's not bad, not my style though really, it's great its free for the base then you pay for the add ons...much better than forza where it's pay 60 bucks for the base....
Forum: Console Gaming Systems 02-09-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By ajrettke
Just thought I'd throw in my .02. I got the...

Just thought I'd throw in my .02.

I got the Xbox one for Christmas (got to choose which consolse I got through!).

I do like the features for TV, snap etc that everyone talked about, It's a nice...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 12-25-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By ajrettke
its a cat5 cable...fairly certain its 100, but my...

its a cat5 cable...fairly certain its 100, but my connection is crawling....I mean when I connect to just the router and click on status or dhcp clients table were talking a 1-2 minute delay and many...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 12-25-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By ajrettke
<br /> <br /> I've tried cycling the power,...

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I've tried cycling the power, and as far as torrents go, I'm the only one in the family that knows what they are. the usage is very low, only 1 person at a time watching a video and...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 12-22-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By ajrettke
Router Overloaded?

Hey all, for Christmas, the whole family got back together at my parents house. They have a 20mbps cable connection with a WRT54G or similar (can't remember exact router name. Anyway, the internet...
Forum: Vendor Discussion 10-05-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By ajrettke
4+ weeks and no GPU back, RMA (HIS/Lexicorp)

Anyone else have to deal with HIS's RMA department (outsourced to LexiPacific)?

After emailing a scanned pdf I had to print and fill out (yeah no electronic RMA online) I received an RMA number...
Forum: Programming Tips and Tricks 04-03-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By ajrettke
That IFTTT is exactly what I'm looking for but it...

That IFTTT is exactly what I'm looking for but it needs to access HTML and more of a customizable search.

I seem to have hit a wall anyway as the website no longer is updating for some reason.
Forum: Programming Tips and Tricks 03-25-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By ajrettke
Creating a program that polls a website...

Hey all, I'm trying to create a very unique and seemingly odd program.

Basically what I want to do is create a program which polls a website frequently (every 15 minutes or so) and analyses the...
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