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Brazilians Welcome Genetically-Modified Mosquito To Help Fight Dengue Fever

TheRealQuestor What could possibly go wrong (137 comments)

Death gene. mosquitoes, mosquitoes bite human with death gene. Something tells me dengue is the least of our problems

about 4 months ago

SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

TheRealQuestor Re:RAID? (256 comments)

Doesn't creating a striped RAID make up most of the performance issues from using a HDD over a SSD? At that point, it's more the bus or CPU that's a limiting factor?

No. My raid0 and Raid5 setups don't even come CLOSE to comparing to my SSDs. I've been running 2 SSD Raid0 and OMG the speed diff is absolutly crazy. Yes when one does all data is toast and they DO die. I was dumb and bought 3 OCZ drives and all 3 have died at least once in the last 1.5 years but the replacements have held up pretty well. I totally expect to lose one at any time so I have really good backups of my C: Drive :) everything else goes on my spinny platters.

about 4 months ago

3D-Printed UAV Can Go From Atoms to Airborne in 24 Hours

TheRealQuestor Re:Knock it off with the word inflation! (77 comments)

A remote controlled airplane is not a UAV. A remote controlled multi-rotor is not a drone.

technically it is. Anything that flies without a pilot is an Unmanned Arial Vehicle. Be it a fixed wing or helicopter or multi-rotor

That said to it always ticks me off when somebody calls my quads or hexes drones. They are NOT drones. Drones [in my mind anyway] are killing/spying machines used by the military. Mine are Multi-Rotors. Hobby level flying bricks that just happen to have cameras on them. And not for spying. So I can watch my flights and see what I did wrong.

about 5 months ago

The Mystery of the 'Only Camera To Come Back From the Moon'

TheRealQuestor Re:Not jettisoned (54 comments)

damn forgot my /snark tag :(

about 5 months ago

The Mystery of the 'Only Camera To Come Back From the Moon'

TheRealQuestor Not jettisoned (54 comments)

They weren't jettisoned because of weight, they weren't allowed off the moon my the race of glass tower building aliens. This one was sneeked off

about 5 months ago

Inside Chris Anderson's Open-Source Drone Factory

TheRealQuestor Re:Farmers will be one target market. (56 comments)

I own 2 APM's, one on my quad, and one of my hex, and they are AWESOME bit of kits. Fun as all get out to fly, and when I want to do some easy flying missions they do that very well as well. For a hundred dollar flight controller they do as much or more than many costing up to 10 times as much.
And while I'm not a huge fan of 3DR, the fact they are open source, allows me to get Clones that are just as good and not have to deal with 3DR directly, so it is a win win for me ::)

about 6 months ago

Gut Bacteria Affect the Brain

TheRealQuestor Re:Machines (162 comments)

It seems possible that guy bacteria affects nutrient absorption, and that affects brain activity. The studies so far have not focused on mechanisms of action, just showing that the effect does exist. For all we know, those poor mice had that constant, gnawing hunger that couldn't be satiated. And that's why they couldn't think clearly.

seems a little sexist to me. maybe more than 1/2 of all bacteria is female. :)

about 6 months ago

The Scent Rhythm Watch Tells Time By Releasing Fragrances

TheRealQuestor Re:I would smash it (79 comments)

I assume the fart scent means quittin' time, or would be that the mid-afternoon scent after lunch?

I thought that would be the elevator smell. Oh wait, maybe that's just when "I" ride the elevators.

about 7 months ago

Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

TheRealQuestor Re:I will never again buy seagate (237 comments)

The USB3 drive WAS my backup drive. Sigh. And only about a year and a half old.

about 7 months ago

Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

TheRealQuestor I will never again buy seagate (237 comments)

BS. I have had at least 2/3 of my newer seagates fail. From 500 gigs to 2TB drives. At LEAST 10 in the last 3 years. In the same time I have had 1 of 6 hitachi and 2 of 18 western digital. I will NEVER buy another seagate drive. Just lost my external 1.5TB USB3 drives go last week with 0 warning and TON of my data. I hate seagate with a passion that I feel for no other.

about 7 months ago

Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

TheRealQuestor Re:Over a decade (246 comments)

Windows XP has been out for 12 years and they just started to look into the problem last month? Or you can look at it in another way: "They fixed a bug on a 12 year old OS?! Awesome!"

Sure wish I had some mod points left as that post was befitting of one of mine

about 7 months ago

SSD Manufacturer OCZ Preparing For Bankruptcy

TheRealQuestor I knew it! (182 comments)

Thank GOD a couple weeks ago I RMA'd the 3rd drive that had failed in less than year. All 3 were Vertex 3 120 Gig. So at least now I have 1 that should be good for another 6 months. The support really was good with no questions asked really on all 3 drives. But what does suck is I bought 3 of them and ALL 3 DIED. I knew after the 1st one died within 60 days I was going to have issues. Over the years I had issues with Ram compatibility and I just knew the drives were going to be iffy. But they are so damn fast and the price was decent [1st one was 300 bucks, 2nd one was 220 [bought about 3 months later] and lastly the 3rd drive was just over 150 bucks] Now they sell for like 80 bucks. After the 3rd one died about 4 months ago or that I was never going to buy an OCZ drive again. I finally broke down and got an RMA after my #2 drive that was replaced about 6 months ago started tossing errors that I had better RMA the drive. Glad I did.

about 9 months ago

5-Pound UAV Flies For 50 Minutes, Streams HD From Over 3 Miles

TheRealQuestor i'd kill for 50! (115 comments)

I'm all happy when my hexacopter gets me 10 minutes in the air!

about a year ago

Windows Blue 9364 Screenshots Show Feature Enhancements

TheRealQuestor Why all the hate? (502 comments)

I have been using 8 since the 1st preview and I have come to really like it. A LOT. I did NOT like it in the early days as I was die hard windows 7 user and it is a great OS. But 8 is 7 after a couple more years of refinement. Do I like Metro? nope. Do I want a touch screen? nope. I hate fingerprints on my screens! But thanks to apps like Start8 I don't even have to know there is a metro ui. [though there are a few nice apps there].

There just are so many refinements in 8 that I could never consider going back to 7.
Is it perfect? nope. But the parts that irk me are few and far between.
It really is fast, it really is rock solid stable, and it get's out of my way and lets me actually get work done.
I'm sure I am going to be modded to hell for this but it is a great OS. I'm not a shill, nor do I have a gun pointed at my head to say this. I just am a old fart who likes my PC and I really do like 8.

about a year and a half ago

Triple Monitor Solutions From AMD, Nvidia Face Off

TheRealQuestor Re:Ya know (75 comments)

Like you I have had a triple monitor setup for years, back when you needed at LEAST 2 video cards to push them. I "have" done some eyefinity gaming on them but find that, even though I never get sea or motion sickness in RL, playing on all 3 makes me kind of ill after a while. It's like the peripheral vision part is not playing well with my brain or something. Plus my primary monitor is a 27" which fills up my line of vision quite well on it's own, so the added fluff with the 2 side monitors just isn't worth the extra strain on my aging hd 7990 now.

about a year and a half ago

AMD Next-Gen Graphics May Slip To End of 2013

TheRealQuestor Re:Sigh...... (76 comments)

Don't take this as an attack; I'm curious why you actually need an 8000 series card, and why you need water cooling on your present card

I don't take anything as attacks on this site. I really don't care what people think, say, or do :P But the reason I want to sell it is not so much for lack of performance, as it is still a really fast card, but for worth and age. I've had this one for well over a year and a half now and one of the games I play hates it, SWTOR, and by hates it I mean HATES it [oh it still gets 100+ FPS with everything maxed but it is anything BUT stable :(]. I play all games at my primary monitors native resolution [and sometimes I eyefinity the 3 but it kinda makes me sick :(] of 1920x1200 and I still get 100+ FPS in most everything I throw at it. Well Far Cry 3 kind of hurts when I max everything [about 60ish FPS]. It really is a good card for it's age. But that is the thing. I RARELY keep a card for more than a year and have sold my last 5 or 6 on ebay when it was time to buy a new one [and yes I always keep the box/stock cooler, etc]

I like the x990 series because it's a dual card on a single board. Takes 1 slot and uses one set of power inputs. I've had them since they came out.
I did dual cards for a while, but prefer a single slot solution
The reason I water cool is three fold.
1. Because I can
2. Because of the racket the dustbuster fans make
3. because under load this sucker will push over 200F EASY on the stock air cooler

On water, under 100% load, it maxes out at about 150F which is about what the stock cooler did idle and at idle it rarely goes about 100F
Pretty much the same reason I water cool my cpus since the days of the AMD MP 1733 [I have water cooled every CPU I have had since then, and I have had quite a few :)]
I just like water cooling and overclocking and fast stuff.

I "used" to keep parts about 6 months then sell them and buy new and back years ago it served me well as the shit was x times faster about every 6 months, now, not so much, so I tend to skip a gen and go with the 2nd release from what I have now. This has been slowing down more and more too and that is fine by me as it costs me much less, and I get much more use out of the parts before they hit ebay lol. I'm still rocking my 1.5 year old i7 2600K @ 5Ghz on a Sabertooth P67. I keep waiting for something to come out so that I can upgrade those TOO but alas, nothing has come out that really smokes what I have now, so no need to upgrade yet. Though I did sell the 16 Gigs of DDR3 1600 ram last month and upgraded to 32 Gigs DDR3 1833 ram and it really helps my virtual machines a lot. Almost as much as tossing them on SSDs [ok not nearly as much, but still it helps :P]

about a year and a half ago

AMD Next-Gen Graphics May Slip To End of 2013

TheRealQuestor Sigh...... (76 comments)

I was really looking forward to selling my HD 6990 with a waterblock for enough to offset the cost of a new [or a couple new] 8xxx series card(s) but now it doesn't look so promising. Dangit, dagnabbit, GRRRR.... cry..... I was GOING to ebay it for about 550 bucks for the combo [well worth it] which means a new one would have only cost me about 300 bucks or so minus the water block. Now it's going to be about a hundred less and that really does suck.

about a year and a half ago


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