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  1. michalrz

    Is there any way to control how Linux uses the second monitor?

    Damn, I'm running that distro on an nv card w/ two monitors and cinnamon. It worked for me out of the box so I'll try to help you troubleshoot in around a week (once I get back home from a thing).
  2. michalrz

    Case connector header, e.g. ASUS - timewasting lunacy in 2022

    I find it annoying in smaller cases, where the mobo edges end up really close to the case bottom. Yeah, I guess it is one of those things they could step up their game, like CMOS reset buttons, little 7-segment displays for error codes and such. Or reversible USB. What you can do is get some...
  3. michalrz

    ESP32-CAM, the poor man's wireless CCTV

    Bumping this because of great justice on the part of the ESP32-CAM_MJPEG2SD project team. ( ) Since my initial thread, they really stepped up their game and the software now has stuff like: - downloading avi instead of mjpeg - triggering recording...
  4. michalrz

    Problem typing with mouse

    A bit later on I remembered something - there are many poorly designed programs that require a lot of input, like in data entry, where you indeed have to constantly be using your mouse to navigate a form (because it doesn't auto-skip fields and does not have hotkeys). Subtitling videos comes...
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    Problem typing with mouse

    Normally I try not to knock anyone about how they do stuff as long as it works for them, but I am surprised you're actually managing to use the mouse to precisely place the cursor and maintain typing speed. I wasn't able to cut it. I'm not going to just change your ways, but I will ask - and...
  6. michalrz

    WTB: raspberry pi 3 or 4

    They've been nearly completely unavailable for nearly a year now. Supposedly, it's the global "shortage", combined with the fact that the RPi foundation "is forced" to deliver units to the big guys first, those who depend on them for their products. Individual end users are way way way back in...
  7. michalrz

    WTB: raspberry pi 3 or 4

    This might help a bit:
  8. michalrz

    Seagate Exos X96, 96TB SATA 7200RPM

    Yeah but after formatting it's like 89 GB, so meh... :D:D
  9. michalrz

    Plasma sparkplugs increase engine efficiency by 6% - 20%

    The combustion comparison picture looks awesome, but BAM! EU.
  10. michalrz

    Intel iGPU Linux users are advised to avoid kernel 5.19.12

    Same with my Mint install. I did like to play with experimental kernel stuff, but this one is nasty. You wouldn't even be able to tell it's running out of spec before it died. I remember trying out Ext4 really early, it accidentally some of my files.
  11. michalrz

    The crime against humanity that is the modern OS desktop, and how to kill it

    I admit I haven't read the article, only the quoted part OP inserted. I do feel I should say something, though. I'm speaking both as an individual who first played with computers on Windows 3.11, and as a (recently former) IT person for a few dozen people doing various things, mostly office...
  12. michalrz

    Dual boot - passing files

    You can browse ntfs volumes from any linux distro. Windows needs extra stuff to read ext3/ext4, so a FAT or ntfs voleme on the drive or other drive would do (like Axman said). Theres also the Windows subsystem for Linux, used to be available for 10, but now MS' manual for it lists 11 as a...
  13. michalrz

    Craiyon, the artist formerly known as Dall-e mini.

    ^ I tried "happy" a few times, but it wasn't able to stand up to that challenge.
  14. michalrz

    Need help figuring out a cooling solution for an old graphics card with broken temp sensor.

    In cases where you don't feel comfortable busting out the soldering iron and rewiring the thing on your own, there are these adapter kits for proprietary fans. Noctua's Omnijoin is one, if you don't mind the cost.
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    Duct silliness

    Noctua has those spacer things, you get foamy spacers to form your dream duct. The NA-FD1. Pendragon isn't wrong about mentioning cardboard, though...
  16. michalrz

    How to google search and where buy an Inductor for the external 2.5 hard drive encloser components

    Hey, I'm okay with being called uninformed, but don't call me an Apple guy, please. I did watch that mobo vid I linked to and I realize what those companies do. Not cool. Dummy, yes, company shill - no. I'm pro being allowed and provided materials to repair any and all things and am okay with...
  17. michalrz

    How to google search and where buy an Inductor for the external 2.5 hard drive encloser components

    You'd probably want to look for an Arduino learning kit. Lots of companies bundle and sell those, it depends on where you are located. Totally random example I personally did not use (and thus don't know the specifics of) : Arduino starter kit And again - I worded my previous reply wrong -...
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    How to google search and where buy an Inductor for the external 2.5 hard drive encloser components

    Trial and error would be okay-ish as a starting point, but not on a hard drive PCB, or any computer component. They aren't designed with humans understanding them in mind. Those are finely tuned optimized and very complex circuits. I think you would enjoy learning on an Arduino Nano board (or...
  19. michalrz

    400w silliness

    The kind of gear PSU reviewers use would be the only sure-fire way. Software won't see some of the more extreme events; even a multi-meter is often not enough to diagnose PSU problems. That said, you might be able to get away with what you have and not risk things - I mean, it is platinum. I...
  20. michalrz

    One of the worse PC builds you seen.....

    That Nicotine though!
  21. michalrz

    transient power consumption spikes

    I remember some PSUs having bypass capacitors (parallel to load) on the connector side. Was an ugly workaround then, I remember I was whining about that. Guess it's time to embrace modding psu cables and adding big ones for spikes and tiny ones for EMI suppression.
  22. michalrz

    Control crash - 12900K - maybe xmp not stable?

    Ninja edited and re-opened :D
  23. michalrz

    Control crash - 12900K - maybe xmp not stable?

    Maybe it's the Polish Power in your wall sockets that is wonky and like myself, you should invest in a quality UPS w/actual AVR, maybe even go the extra mile and get a full double-conversion unit that basically makes you invulnerable to line issues.
  24. michalrz

    Case popping noises

    Fun fact: a computer with the components in the OP can be had in Poland for approx. $4500 (approx 20 000 PLN). Very few people here can afford this, it represents a year's worth of wages for a cash register lady at a shopping mall. Certainly not someone with such poor English and the type of...
  25. michalrz

    "New" video card squeals like a pig.. Normal?

    The earpiece
  26. michalrz

    SETI.Germany's 13th Annual Pentathlon (2022)

    Peeps with Pi's: Universe@home works fine on both the BCM2835 (Raspberry Pi 3 / Zero 2W) and BCM2711 (Raspberry Pi 4 / CM4). RAM requirements are minuscule and even Zero 2W's 512 Megs is plenty. It might take it a few hours to start processing tasks, but there's still 10 days of this part of...
  27. michalrz

    what happens if power supply is insufficient?

    Aside from the mentioned things, in some cases, you can hear stuff. Squealing noises from the PC itself and various whistles and clicks in the audio you're listening. USB devices going offline needing a restart - normally you'd suspect the USB device, but no! PSU bad! The fan in the PSU is...
  28. michalrz

    Interest in brand new 8K 80Hz CRT for 8000$?

    Yeah, good question, it's really exciting to hear. I opened the FW900's specs for comparison/reference, and damn... Maybe it has more to do with improvements in deflection coils, alloys, switching semiconductors... AND the tubes. Also random [H] sighting!
  29. michalrz

    Interest in brand new 8K 80Hz CRT for 8000$?

    How would they pull that off in a 16:10 format tho? Multiple sets of tubes?
  30. michalrz

    Interest in brand new 8K 80Hz CRT for 8000$?

    It would be an amazing product. If the longevity was there, and I had money, I'd want that.
  31. michalrz

    Windows 10 won't boot after adding second HDD

    OP's problem is much weirder; he 'formats' his NVMe, throws Windows on it, that works. It stops working permanently after he adds his older drives. We didn't get a follow up regarding the old drives, though - I'm curious if there isn't something on them (as in, previous bootloader) that gets...
  32. michalrz

    Pc shutdown - one question.

    Yes - for scrap/parts/as broken. If it was fixable, we'd have done it by now. Don't sell it as a 100% working system though - it obviously isn't. Don't be that guy.
  33. michalrz

    Windows 10 won't boot after adding second HDD

    I'm monitoring this thread, sounds weird indeed. Like pen said, I'd start with an older/newer bios. Also - these older drives - were they purely storage drives? Or did/do they have a bootloader on them (previous Win/Lin install)?
  34. michalrz

    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    For cheap and kind of crappy DIY in a pinch I do two of these "Unitek" dual HDD docking stations with USB 3. I have them connected to a Raspberry Pi, transfer speeds are okay. I don't run them 24/7 and just power them down when not in use, but I have noticed they can do spin-down after a while...
  35. michalrz

    can I disable NVMe slot?

    I have an idea, but it carries some risk of messing up your booting. I think you could install a bootloader like Grub onto the nvme, it should be then able to boot from the other drives it sees. I havent done this in years, but maybe it's a starting point.
  36. michalrz

    Gabe Newell hand delivers first Steam Decks

    Heyyy there buddy, wow, finally off the streets, doing some work, nice. Good for you. I bet if you fixed that thing you call your hair I bet you could make warehouse manager in no time.
  37. michalrz

    CD PROJEKT RED Donating Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine

    You guys are still here? A quick glance and guess what I'm seeing. I see potential. I see Genmay 4 life subscription potential. We're waiting for you. Fifteen dolla!
  38. michalrz

    CD PROJEKT RED Donating Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine

    Just so you know - PAH is a legit organization and the donated money does not fund weapons nor influencers. We were at over 100k refugees in PL alone (with another few hundred thousand fleeing to Hungary etc.) and the people need shelter and basic items.
  39. michalrz

    Once you get a single warning you're banned from the forum permanently?

    Why would fifteen dollars 'merican exempt anyone from any rule, though.
  40. michalrz

    3080ti - Unbearable coil whine through speakers

    Easily the worst I've heard personally.