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Forum Topic "Asus GTX 1080ti artifacting that looks like Space Invaders"

Wolfemane submitter 7 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

yeah, the first time the problem showed up I had the cpu power cable running up under the front of the card. The front audio is also located there as well. Such a terribad motherboard layout, no idea what gigabyte was thinking when they made this board.

I DID have to swap out a sata cable, which required the slight lifting of the motherbaord. It is entirely possible the GPU moved, but it was pretty secured. Something I am going to look at when I can get back to that PC.

Forum Topic "Asus GTX 1080ti artifacting that looks like Space Invaders"

Wolfemane submitter 7 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Proper seating was my first thought. Pulled the card, made sure there was proper clearance and nothing preventing the card from seating properly. Then reinstalled and it fits perfect, and flush, just as it should.

Yeah, there's an older pc with a 960 in it. When I can get back to it, I was going to swap GPU's and see if the problem persists either on the old pc with the 1080ti or the new system with the 960.

Forum Topic "Shredders, big ones, not paper"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

I'm kinda in the planning stages of a big project that will include the making of several different sized shredders. The unfortunate part of 3D printing is waste, and I'd like to recycle it back into something usefull. I'd like to be able to grind my waste down into 1mm - 500 micron bits. Then from there melt it, stretch it and roll it into usable filament.

So in short, I've watched a lot of those shredding videos. hehe

Forum Topic "Manufacturer Returns"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 16 days ago

It all depends on how it was “3d printed”. HP has a printer that can print with some absolutely insane tolerances. It uses a special carbon polymer, and gets heat treated when done.

HP also has an all metal 3d printing machine called the metal jet. I was luck To spenD some time on both machines last year while training on a different kind of printer. You couldn’t tell the pieces weren’t milled.

There’s also a company in Mass. that manufactures a desktop all metal printing 3D printer.

But... the chances of this guy having access to or owning any of these is slim. Hehe

So in short, I totally agree with you. But it is possible.

Forum Topic "I'm at a loss. (Warning, related to suicide)"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 16 days ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything me or my own can do, please reach out. I know the pain, the anguish, and the anger you may be feeling.

I lost my brother, my best friend, 12 years ago to suicide. It came out of nowhere, and there was never a single sign of problems. I had no support group at the time and lost myself until I met my wife.

don’t hesitate for help.

Forum Topic "Who else has a 3D printer?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

What printer do you have?

Forum Topic "Who else has a 3D printer?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

I’ve got a couple Creality Ender 3s and a cr10s on the way.

I do... a lot of prints. Mostly donated or paid prints with a few models for myself (god how I love thingiverse).

Currently working on a long series of life size prints from WoW.

By the end of 2019 I’ll have my printer farm established and running a wide range of materials.

I love 3d printing!

Forum Topic "theoretical physics and how much do you really understand before your head explodes"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 4 points 21 days ago

It was pretty unreal.

One of the very few highlights of my almost 15 years in Seattle.

Forum Topic "theoretical physics and how much do you really understand before your head explodes"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 21 days ago

It was pretty surreal.

Forum Topic "theoretical physics and how much do you really understand before your head explodes"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 6 points 21 days ago

I love theoretical physics,... and physics... and moth. I love math.

But... I was never very good at either. I did pretty well in math up to my third year in college and then I just hit a wall. Never made it past AP physics in high school.

No way could I put any of it into lamens terms without watching a few lectures over, though.

One of my all time favorite experiences was seeing Stephen Hawking talk at the Paramount in Seattle. A talk about M-theory. I literally felt like the dumbest person in the theater, but god was it good!

Forum Topic "Tesla Price Drops"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 24 days ago

I work with a couple guys who own teslas. They love their cars, but both have two solid complaints about them. 1. the range is far less than advertised, even when driving conservatively. And 2. charge times seem to take longer than advertised.

I know nothing about them other than what those two have to say.

I'd love an all electric vehicle for daily driving. I do 30 miles a day 5 days a week, wife does a little over 50 miles a day 3 days a week. Both our works have free hook ups, and power at home is super cheap.

Only thing holding us back from a decent electric is price. If we could get one at $20k - $25k that fits a fat *** like me, my wife, and my two kids comfortably, I'd jump on it.

managerman's Completed Build: TT Core P7 "Bucket List 2.0" Build - Carbon Fiber Tubes and Fittings Overload Corvette Tribute!

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 25 days ago

Hehehe my mom controls the money hehehe

managerman's Completed Build: TT Core P7 "Bucket List 2.0" Build - Carbon Fiber Tubes and Fittings Overload Corvette Tribute!

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 26 days ago

Beautiful build and beautiful car.

My dad has been trying to convince my mom for over 2 years to let him sell his 2011 z06 and get one of the new z06's. hehe been a solid NO.

Forum Topic "Let’s perform a thought experiment(an experiment that needs no tools, just your brain)"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

Don’t get the warranty thing.

I have an iPhone 6s. Dropped it back in November. Apple warranty replaced the phone with a new iPhone 6s for $25. Att wanted $150 for the replacement and would have sent me a refurb.

Apple also swapped the battery in my wife’s phone at no charge.

Apple warranty seemed to work ok.

Forum Topic "Adults, what do you do to keep in touch with your childish self?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Oh yeah.. and I was also guilty of being an avid inuyasha follower. Though that show came out years after Yu Yu.

A newer series I've been quite happy with is Mushishi. Well written, great voice actors (both the original Japanese and the professional American Dub).

I used to watch Macross way back in the day (80's... when I was 5...). The dub (which is what was ever showed)was ridiculously bad. Which is why I think it drew my attention. My younger sister..... HHHHAAATTTEEEEDDDD it.

Forum Topic "Looking for Gaming laptop Approx $1500 CAD"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I can't believe I am recommending this.

OVERPOWERED Gaming Laptop 15"

OVERPOWERED Gaming Laptop 17"

15" goes for $799US and the 17" goes for $999.

Both include a 2 year warranty and a decent gaming bundle.

I bought the 17" last December and I got my wife the 15" beginning of January.

Other than the really really stupid name... I love both of them. The prices are pretty much unbeatable for the specs. Initial reviews really were unkind, but at the time the prices were also a bit higher. I have had 0 issues with either laptop. I do a decent amount of video editing with premier pro cc and after effects. The cooling system seems to work great under load. You can hear the fans ramp up, but IMO it's far quieter than the reviews make it out to be. Course I'm used tot he noise a full size gaming/editing rig makes. I haven't had any serious throttling issues either. Under full power, under full load, all 6 cores bounce between 3.99ghz and 4.1ghz. Beyond excited about that.

So my opinion might be a LITTLE skewed.

After almost three months of near constant use, I have 0 complaints so far. It's practically replaced my desktop usage wise.

Anyways, my two thoughts. You can find these in Canada, or if you live close enough to the US border use a VPN and order one for PICKUP.

Forum Topic "Favorite Historical Quotes"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

the only thing we have to fear is fear itself

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

-John F. Kennedy

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

-John F. Kennedy

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.

-Wernher von Brahn

There are so many more.

Forum Topic "Adults, what do you do to keep in touch with your childish self?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

As my boys get older, I introduce them to more of the stuff I used to do (age appropriate). Its absolutely unadulterated fun. It's like watching your memories play out, or watching yourself as a kid through your parents eyes. It's a very strange sensation. I love it.

I just put together a retroPi, just waiting for controllers. Once in, I'll be slowly introducing nintendo/sega console gaming. Can't wait. Makes me feel like a kid again... with my kids.

Forum Topic "Adults, what do you do to keep in touch with your childish self?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

hehehe my wife would KILL me if I did that...

Forum Topic "Adults, what do you do to keep in touch with your childish self?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

I'm 40 and just finished off Outlaw Star again... for the... ahh... I can't remember how many times.

I'm thinking of watching Trigun since I'm on a goofy scifi kick at the moment... I think you would have been 4 when it was released :)

Forum Topic "If SHTF...."

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

If SHTF, a firearm would probably be the last thing on my mind. I'd be to involved with getting my family to a safe zone with our kids. The number of morons with guns would probably be overwhelming in such a situation, far out weighing those who are truly responsible. Getting away from them and any major populated area as quickly as possible would be priority 1, 2, and 3. I'm not an end of the world kinda person, but my wife and I do have an actual written plan in case of such an event. We would more than likely be headed to Utah, where my wife's side of the family lives and have enough weapons (including a few fairly large ammo manufacturing facilities) to support the California militia.

As for a nicety. I'd probably yank my safe stored back up hdds. Anything and everything digital involving my family are contained within those drives. From the time I met my wife 11 years ago, to the backup that went through this past weekend. Even if they were never usable after day 0, knowing we have them would bring a bit of comfort (specially to my wife).

Forum Topic "Second Language?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I generally speak really bad english. At one point, many many many years ago I could speak and write in French, but htat has long since passed.

My wife is the talented one. She speaks fluent Japanese and can read/write many of Japans written language.

I'm slowly learning american sign language with my kids, and I want to learn Spanish which I'm hoping to start when I have a little more time (HEHEHEHEHE... more time).

ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Amazing. Well done! One of the best custom builds I've seen in a long time. Great fricken job!!

Forum Topic "What product did you purchase that you were so giddy for, you liiterally was constantly saying “I want it today”"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

My first 3d printer

Forum Topic "What product did you purchase that you were so giddy for, you liiterally was constantly saying “I want it today”"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

omg... I wish i had thought of that.

Forum Topic "Valentine's Day"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Yeah, I think that would be a hell of an idea!

Forum Topic "Valentine's Day"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Feel free to join us!

If I had the cash and time off available, I'd take you up on that offer!! :)

Forum Topic "Valentine's Day"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

$30 of it's going to be for baby sitting, lol.

Yup! I hear ya on THAT one. They are getting EXPENSIVE. Because of our schedules we went the nanny route. A little more expensive, but with much better skills. She also handles kid watching for our date nights, and doesn't charge us full price as long as it's an actual date!!

Oof, a bit cynical. lol

yeah... I'm MUCH better than I was before becoming a father. Can stillbe pretty bad... as you've read.

I'm taking my wife to Korea in September. Might end up going to Japan

Ok... jealous!

My SIL teaches english in Korea. It's one of my bucket list destinations. Ny wife spent 4 years in Japan, and speaks fluent Japanese. She's stayed in touch with a lot of the people she met on her mission. Enough where she STILL gets invites to come visit. One lady in particular who is damn near bursting out of the seams to meet our kids. And Japan is also on my bucket list.

Should be an amazing trip for you guys!!!

Forum Topic "Valentine's Day"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 5 points 1 month ago

ugh, Valentines day. Out of all the non essential "holidays", I hate VD the most. Maybe it's because I make it a point to do things for my wife through out the year to let her know just how much she means to me, how much I care about her and how much I appreciate everything she does that really makes the ONE SPECIAL DAY an insult to relationships. Or maybe it's just the blatant guilt ridden cash grab that irritates me the most. Either way, I don't participate. I'm lucky to have married a woman who agree's.

Yeah... I'm the downer in these conversations. But there shouldn't be ONE DAY set aside to do something sweet, special, or romantic for the one you love. It's cliche and insulting.

So what will I be doing? Working. I've got a scheduled 13h work day. Saving money so the wife and I can do a three week Caribbean getaway (two week cruise, one week stay in Jamaica) come November when we both turn 40. Already surprised her with the reservations, and she surprised me with a cruise reservation.

Forum Topic "Interesting hobbies"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

We JUST got into nerf. Boys got their first guns for Christmas. Going to continue that trend as they grow up. I'm also in the process of making a couple fully 3d printed Caliburns for the wife and I.

Forum Topic "Interesting hobbies"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Yeah, pretty much the same thing happened with. Moved and now don't play much anymore. I had a good group when I lived in Seattle, and continued for a little bit using D20 (https://roll20.net/) but it just didn't feel the same and eventually drifted away from it.

One of the other couples in our table top group were huge into dungeon crawlers. Was by far the most fun I had with table tops. I miss it quit a bit.

Forum Topic "Interesting hobbies"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Came into this party a bit late!

I spend a huge chunk of time at home playing/teaching my two boys. Nerf wars have been pretty popular. My oldest is getting into board games, and my youngest has shown a healthy proficiency in tinkering. So I've slowly integrated my hobbies into play/teaching fun with them.

I've been investing my spare time (and have easy cut into my sleeping time) into 3D printing and design work (Fusion360 and Tinkercad). I I have two Creality Ender 3's cranken out pretty much anything and everything 24/5. I've got a DLP and an SLA printer on the way, have the plans to build my own custom fdm printer based on a cube design, and I am hopen the wife will let me pick up a couple Creality CR-10s Pro's when money from 3d projects starts rollen in.

I'm kinda in the middle of setting up a website for my 3D printing (I really hate web design).

I have plans to build my own cnc machine over the next 6 or 8 or 12 months.

I really want to get into metal casting using 3D printed molds.

Forum Topic "Anti-Vaxxers"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Some how I seem to misinterpret what your saying when all along we are taking about the same thing.

So.. I agree hehe

Forum Topic "Ranting"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

I never thought about that... course I wasn’t really thinking at all when the. And went out.

Great pointer, will do next time!

Forum Topic "Ranting"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 4 points 1 month ago

My asus rog 1080ti card bit the dust 40h into a 45h print (3D print). Pisser is I have a raspberry pi controlling my other printer, and was waiting for my second one to show up. Order came in to good to pass up, client needed it asap so i started it before I received the 2nd raspberry. It's not advised to print from a PC, specially a windows machine because of win 10 auto update. If the computer shuts down, communication with the printer is halted and the print stops. I haven't got auto-resume quite figgured out tot he point I could sell a piece with it. But I took all the necessary precautions and cut the system completely from the network, did a test print, and felt confident in the setup. I had 0 issues prior with the video card, and I've never really utilized it to it's full potential. I was pretty pissed.

Asus has been a complete pain in the arse with the RMA. They received my card two days ago and I have yet to get confirmation from their RMA department about receiving it. Tried calling today and just couldn't understand the person on the phone. Wasn't a foreign rep, but the guy sounded like he was drunk to the point of black out.

Client was cool about the whole thing though. He moved his big project to another printer, but gave me a bunch of other smaller work. Was thankful for that. My first failed customer print. Happens to everyone, but damn what an odd way to lose a print.

Forum Topic "Anti-Vaxxers"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I get what your saying, but i don't think it's a good comparison to anti-vaxxers. If parents of a child who had cancer and took the advice of their doctors to be treated with modern medicine, then the likelihood of them not following doctors orders after regression is extremely slim. I grew up with a kid who had leukemia. He beat it. His parents treated screenings as religious dates. Never missed one, and when he left the nest, his parents STILL made it point to remind him of screenings, and went with him every chance they had. As an adult with kids of his own now, he STILL get's his mom calling about screenings and he still goes. This behavior, apparently, is SUPER common with kids who survive cancer. So, again, the chance of a parent with a cancer surviving child ignoring cancer screenings and check ups is slim.

NOW... if a child was diagnosed with cancer and the parents decided against modern medical treatment for homeopathic treatment, then you have a comparison to anti-vaxxers.

And unless that child is unable to be treated by modern medical treatments because of some autoimmune disease or other form that would prevent the treatment, then yes I'd consider it abuse and endangerment. If that child dies because of the parents unwillingness to allow modern medicine to TRY and save his/her life, I'd absolutely consider it neglect and even go as far as saying it's manslaughter.

Forum Topic "Tax Return Plans?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

My return is actually on hold, apparently. There’s still some aspect of the new tax law that thr IRS hasn’t figured out yet. I really didn’t understand what my accountant was trying to tell me, not sure she truly understood either.I was told to stay positive, it could be positive for my situation. I won’t know until they iron it out. I think my accountant is hating life right now. She did NOT sound at all as perky as she has in the past.

I haven’t done the business side yet. I think I’m gonna take a big hit there. I consolidated throughout 2018. Realized mid year I had balanced out and sold off the last of my inventory and put biz in hiatus (closed the business but kept the name active). When I mentioned all this to my accountant I could see her shoulders dip JUUUUST a bit. Hehehe. I don’t think it’s a fun year for them.

Forum Topic "Anti-Vaxxers"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

I love. It far from where patient zero was diagnosed. Mybis nerf. Our kids are vaccinated. We are still a bit freaked out. It’s only a matter of time before one of those kids dies. Washington state and Oregon are on pull alert because of this.

Forum Topic "Anti-Vaxxers"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

A-farking-men!!

Forum Topic "Anti-Vaxxers"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Here in Vancouver, WA we have a really bad outbreaks. And it’s spreading to Portland. How? Why? Because of farking anti-vaxxers. There have been something like 200 cases reported since 2015, 31 have been here in Vancouver over the last few weeks, and of those 30 are children under 10 which is a dangerous age for children. I haven’t heard much this week, but last week one of those kids was hospitalized and hasn’t been released yet.

My wife is a nurse and she and the rest of the medical staff across western Washington and northern Oregon have been put on emergency notice. If a death occurs because of measles this escalates to a whole new level.

If there is a death from measles because a parent(s) were to farking stupid to vaccinate their kids, I hope their brought up on charges of child endangerment and manslaughter. There are things in society we should just not accept... annoy-Baxter’s are of of those we should absolutely not accept.

There’s enough stupid nonsense in this world... NOT vaccinating your kid because you don’t BELIEVE in the vaccine shouldn’t be one of them

Forum Topic "This is my life right now. -17F, going down to -30 (or worse!) tonight. Fluctuating between -15 and -30 for the rest of the week."

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thats my wife’s dream living conditions.

Forum Topic "Tax Return Plans?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Federally I got shafted this year, state wise Insaw my first refund ever. New tax laws weren’t in my family’s favor, overall down. (EDIT) $1900 compared to last year. Minor increase in income bumped us up intoning ofbthr income brackets. We bought a house (which should have been beneficial come tax season, but new laws limit what you can deduct). Spent way to long with an accountant going over our taxes. Luckily we don’t count on any refund, and what we get goes straight into college funds.

Forum Topic "For all the Star Wars fans out there, what technology from the movies do you wish was real. (Ships, weapons, etc.)"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

At this moment.... my wife is very glad my computer is doa.

I could write a decent essay of what tech Inlove and hate in Star Wars.

But to go light my answer would be to easily transition from planet to space, and to traverse quickly from system to system via discoverable hyperspace lanes (really cool concept imo).

Forum Topic "What movie that had you super hyped, left you super dissapointed when you saw it?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

It’s on Netflix. So that’s a plus. Seriously go into it with low expectations :)

The new ones are about as good as the prequels. Just not cup of tea. I’ll stick with post ROTJ legends. Even if some of the stuff is down right bad, at least there’s a ton of good.

Forum Topic "What movie that had you super hyped, left you super dissapointed when you saw it?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Danny Glover nailed Lando

Yes... yes he did. When he was first introduced I thought they dubbed or blended Williams over Glover’s voice. He did spectacular.

Some parts felt like the troubled production history was showing through from shot to shot.

That’s it exactly, thank you. I couldn’t get my brain to out put that meaning. If it was Ron Howard’s baby from the beginning... damn.... I think it might have been a whole lot better. He did a great job piecing it together, I think that’s what i found so impressive about it.

Forum Topic "What movie that had you super hyped, left you super dissapointed when you saw it?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I do admit... I went into solo pretty much against it and walked out more than presently surprised. I don’t think it was a great movie (dialogue was awful and the actor who played Han was just bad) but it really really felt a lot like watching a New hope. So yeah, it’s definalty one of the good ones even if I have my own nitpicks. So much better than the new trilogy.

Forum Topic "What movie that had you super hyped, left you super dissapointed when you saw it?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

God I wanted to like that movie. Even paid to see it in theaters....

Forum Topic "What movie that had you super hyped, left you super dissapointed when you saw it?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

When it comes to rogue one, I tell everyone who doesn’t like it to watch it back to back with a new hope. If you can get a super cut which blends the very end of rogue one with the opening shots of a new hope... it’s a damn near seemless transition.

I think rogue one was by far the best Star Wars movie to come out next to empire, and on my favorite list surpassed empire.

Forum Topic "If possible, would you move to California?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I HIGHLY recommend the Northern parts of California for hospitality. People there are amazing (imo), laid back, pretty conservative, and generally speaking a great bunch of Folks. Redding is a nice enough place, but I preferred staying in the little towns on the coast. With Eureka being the most famous. I did a couple summers of Salmon fishing from Crescent City with an old girl friends dad.

Forum Topic "If possible, would you move to California?"

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

Please... stop... I can get only so jealous....!

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