Recent content by Oklahoma Wolf

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    Ethereum Hashrate Performance Drop Might Be Coming

    ASICs are usually fairly expensive, made in limitecan be poorly engineered fire hazards, or mined on by the manufacturer until they're borderline unprofitable by the time they get off the slow boat from China to get to your house. Or any combination of those. GPU based mining rigs, on the other...
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    Ethereum Hashrate Performance Drop Might Be Coming

    I can vouch for that. I had two eBay sellers this year try to get something past me. First guy sold me a reference 290. I routinely repaste all these cards when I get them, and when I pulled the HSF off this card I immediately noticed most of the TIM was missing from the VRMs and RAM. It had...
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    Ethereum Hashrate Performance Drop Might Be Coming

    Might go way down in price if the crypto market crashes again. I'd sell them now, personally, while they're still worth good money. I personally do not buy cards for my mining rigs in the good periods... it doesn't make any financial sense when they're in high demand like this. I mine with what...
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    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610..Still working great after 8 years

    They were starting to turn around some by going with Super Flower as an OEM, but by then the writing was on the wall for OCZ. I personally replace units at 10 years no matter how well built they are. Electrolytic capacitors don't last forever, and most of the Turbo-Cool units used Teapo parts...
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    Consumer Reports: iPhone 7 Camera No Better Than iPhone 6s

    I did seriously consider those, but decided to ultimately stay with Nikon. Either D750 or D610, depending what the budget looks like. They'll both handle what I want them to do. Either way, the D5100 now has about 85,000 clicks on it, so it's had a good run since I bought it in 2013. It'll...
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    Consumer Reports: iPhone 7 Camera No Better Than iPhone 6s

    That's my opinion, too. Lenses and bokeh aside, my G4 and D5100 are equally good with decent light, it's only when the light drops off the DSLR really pulls ahead. I'm currently shopping for full frame, because the DSLR isn't quite good enough in that area, but The G4 has gotten a few shots now...
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    Consumer Reports: iPhone 7 Camera No Better Than iPhone 6s

    Mine too. Only problem is that it's in the G4. Many, many bootlooped phones out there, including the one I sent in two weeks ago. Hope my refurb holds up... the camera really is fantastic.
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    AMD Radeon RX 480 and Mining

    I've got 24 cards mining in the cold room off an L6-30 at 240V... 17-18A. Not sure I could hit 40 cards on that circuit, and I don't intend to try (already have cooling issues in there), but I could probably get close. Everything is downvolted and downclocked for best power efficiency. Don't...
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    Microsoft Will Bet You A New Laptop That It Can Upgrade Your PC To W10

    Had a similar experience with my dual Xeon rig. Upgrade successful, insta-hang at desktop. Would only finish booting if there were no Radeon drivers installed. Never did find a way to get that fixed - even DDU couldn't solve that one. Went back to 7 on that machine.
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    Report: Galaxy S7 Will Cost More Because It Has An Iris Scanner

    I said the same thing a couple months ago and went to the LG G4 instead. The camera in that phone made me forget all about the Note 5. It's not DSLR level, especially in really low light, but in decent light in manual mode it's hard to tell the difference at times.
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    $2000 Photography equipment question/help.

    Good advice. I am constantly finding used DSLRs with really low shutter counts on them, though a lot of these people up north here seem to think they're worth more than the equivalent new model. Considering the 50k+ shutter snaps I have on mine, I wouldn't hesitate to get some of these under 10k...
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    Lightning Strikes While Lady Is Charging Tesla

    Storm chasers need huge range and the ability to refuel instantly... EV tech isn't going to do that anytime soon ;)
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    $2000 Photography equipment question/help.

    I'll agree to that. The first new lens I bought after I got my D5100 kit was an old Nikkor AI-S 50mm f1.8. Did in part because I wanted to challenge myself to learn how to use the light without relying on all the digital gadgetry in the camera, but equally in part because those lenses are dirt...
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    $2000 Photography equipment question/help.

    That really is the question to answer first. There are many ways to blow $2k and end up unsatisfied with this hobby. Personally, I started with a D5100 and the 18-55mm kit lens for $650. Because I do an awful lot of low light shooting and have a low budget, I've been accumulating old AI and...