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by Dave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Computer/shipping/work woes...

I have returned from my Guinness World Record attempt. Yeah, we *smashed* the old world record. Was 600 miles in a jon boat, now is 2,244.5. In a hackintosh, MacOS cant apply patches on non-Mac hardware. The patching happens from the EFI before the OS even boots, but the EFI on hackintoshes is 'repr...
by Dave
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Computer/shipping/work woes...

I've been enjoying the Texas summer, been out on the river. A bit like a siesta, in Texas, no work really happens from about July 1st to about September 15th... Had a 122F day and mostly over 100F days. Mid 40C's.... On Saturday I am heading off for 3 weeks to work on a Guinness World Record attempt...
by Dave
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 8301
Replies: 66
Views: 2911

Re: 8301

I did a little work on the 8302/8049 but it came to nothing. It's just too complicated for me. Now I've had a computer failure and lost *everything* so....
by Dave
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Computer/shipping/work woes...

Tomorrow's the big day to work on getting back up and running! *fingers crossed* PJW: The MBP isn't susceptible to this type of infection due to Apple's very specific UEFI. If it was that and you had this type of malicious code on your system the OS wouldn't launch. MBPs with i7s have always been th...
by Dave
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Computer/shipping/work woes...

My CPU fan started running more, and my kill-a-watt (power consumption monitor that you put between a device and the wall socket) showed power consumption jumped from averaging 115W at idle to 195-200W at "idle". The task utility showed a very low load and low temps, but the EFI/BIOS hardw...
by Dave
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Computer/shipping/work woes...

USPS 6x4" labels with the CN22 built in, the FROM: address is tiny, the TO: address is prominent. They did just start allowing recipient phone numbers, and to tariffed countries require it. The label was printed the day before the tariffs came into effect. As for the CPU/motherboard: from packe...
by Dave
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Computer/shipping/work woes...

Got a windows virus that altered my EFI and actually edited the CPU's microcode. Left me with an i7-6700K and Skylake motherboard I can't trust. Been out of action for a while now, with just a smartphone to see the world. Got my retired macbook pro up and running, so I am good for now, and ordered a...
by Dave
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Mini US 2018 QLer meetings
Replies: 23
Views: 1328

Re: Mini US 2018 QLer meetings

I might be in that area next week.
by Dave
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New QL backplane.
Replies: 52
Views: 7958

Re: New QL backplane.

2- or 3-way?

Including shipping, 2-way is £30 and 3-way is £33.

Ready to ship today.
by Dave
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: World Cup 2018 Including Patio Chair Sweepstakes
Replies: 66
Views: 3311

Re: World Cup 2018 Including Patio Chair Sweepstakes

Now that Germany and Argentina have lost big time, the biggest, they should just cancel the whole event.

Otherwise the Irish or Scottish may win.

That wouldn't be good at all.

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