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    Rants etc.....

    It's sad that the media harps about the age of the CT-114 Tutor whenever there is an accident. Single engine jets are inherently somewhat dangerous, but the lighter, simpler, lower performance ones are less dangerous. The BAE Hawk that replaced the Tutor in the training role has twice the...
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    Rants etc.....

    Tragic. The video seems to show an attempted 180 back to the runway or airport grounds at least. Tricky in a light plane let alone any jet. Something very bad happened at the worst possible time.
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    Completed Meshify C, 8700K - my journey to a custom loop

    Plastics tend to be very unforgiving of tooling and technique for drilling and tapping or any machining for that matter. Those cracks were initiated at the factory and I would expect they would replace it. One would hope if they sent you a replacement, they would make sure it's a good one...
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    the telescope, spotting scope, monoscope & binocular optics discussion thread

    Yeah, wasn't really advocating Brandon, they're just easy to find in a quick search. They may be fine to deal with, no idea. The point was to link a price that wasn't $4.3k on the Nextstar Evo 6 like that crazy Amazon reseller. Markarian has a website also, it turns out, and they're within...
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    the telescope, spotting scope, monoscope & binocular optics discussion thread

    Not sure where they're getting that price on the Nexstar Evolution 6. Compare with this other Canadian (Burnaby) source https://www.brandonoptics.com/NexStar-Evolution-Series_c_153.html
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    the telescope, spotting scope, monoscope & binocular optics discussion thread

    Well @rjbarker, with that budget you can get something pretty decent. I think for anyone to recommend something would require knowing how you primarily want to use it. Eyepiece viewing or CCD on your computer for instance. I always thought it would be kinda neat to have a fully remote...
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    Zen 2 & RAM overclocking

    Don't worry about tRC. Just leave it at 56 and try sneaking down tRFC. I may be wrong about that integer multiple bit, it's been a while. I'm planning on firing up an OC'ing system soon and I'll give a definitive answer on that...(meantime you could try it yourself...carefully.) As mentioned...
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    COVID-19 work conditions

    It seems quite clear that younger people (with some exceptions) are very likely to survive a bout with Covid-19. What is not clear, is what kind of transmission medium they represent. In B.C. the majority of deaths have been due to people working when they shouldn't have been. The...
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    the telescope, spotting scope, monoscope & binocular optics discussion thread

    The Sky-Watcher stuff tends to be good value. The correct image prism makes tracking objects more intuitive, which is good as the alt-azimuth mount requires adjustment in two axes to track. For kids, a sealed up, fairly rugged refractor may be a better choice. Get something and start looking...
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    the telescope, spotting scope, monoscope & binocular optics discussion thread

    You should have pretty good viewing in Courtenay @Dwayne. I'm quite sure Friendly is talking about this Nikon binocular (not recommending Amazon, just a reference) https://www.amazon.ca/Nikon-Action-Extreme-Terrain-Binoculars/dp/B0001HKIK4 It is well regarded for optic quality at the price...
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    WD (and others) sneaking SMR drives into their NAS Drive Lineup

    Seagate is apparently saying that SMR drives currently are not okay for RAID use. The point of the comment I quoted is that all drive mfgrs are working toward SMR. This is where they want to go. The theory is that by adjusting the block size, caching, and firmware strategy it will become...
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    WD (and others) sneaking SMR drives into their NAS Drive Lineup

    Interesting comment on a question re Seagate Ironwolf drives on Reddit data hoarders forum. It seems to spell it out well. level 1 stoatwblr 8 points · 15 days ago · edited 15 days ago There's no such thing as "Parallel Magnetic Recording"(+) BEWARE - HERE BE DRAGONS - The preferred...
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    WD (and others) sneaking SMR drives into their NAS Drive Lineup

    I see SMR as a step backwards for spinners even if they didn't try to sneak it in. Bean counters...blah!
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    WD (and others) sneaking SMR drives into their NAS Drive Lineup

    Seagate is claiming this "technology".https://www.seagate.com/ca/en/tech-insights/breaking-areal-density-barriers-with-seagate-smr-master-ti/ Accountants running the engineering dept.
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    Need a little help with NVME raid1 setup please

    I knew it couldn't be that easy!...preloader...doh!!...didn't register...:oops:
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