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by bubba
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Gone Viral?
Replies: 23
Views: 271

Re: Gone Viral?

I should get the $1200, what I don't qualify for is the forced 2 weeks full pay by employer for not being able to work or the modified FMLA that kicks in after that 2 weeks.

If I choose not to work I have to use PTO.
by bubba
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Gone Viral?
Replies: 23
Views: 271

Re: Gone Viral?

Me too. Have my "papers" so I can get to work. Since my work is considered "essential" we don't qualify for that reimbursement from the government. We build and support heavy equipment for local, state, and federal divisions like State D.O.T.'s and Army Corps of Engineers. So we stay open to support...
by bubba
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Gone Viral?
Replies: 23
Views: 271

Re: Gone Viral?

Fully expecting my son's high school graduation to be canceled. Its scheduled for May 10. Most schools around us have switched to e-learning until April 24th, for now mine are scheduled back on the 6th, betting it gets extended like the others.
by bubba
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New Build?
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: New Build?

I actively HATE RGB and full temper glass cases... that being said. I would throw the Fractal Design R6 USB-C in the ring as an option. Has 1 external 5.25 bay, and more importantly, a clean no glass option. https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-define-r6-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811352091?review...
by bubba
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: switch vs router help
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: switch vs router help

If you have some old lower power sucking system, could build yourself a PFSense box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ledv33t6SNE
by bubba
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: switch vs router help
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: switch vs router help

Going straight off the modem or the router, the switch would just extend the ports. Without the router in place, everything it basically talking straight to the modem. The upside to having the router in place is the better flexibility of controlling flow and watching devices on your network. If your...
by bubba
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Who got a 3990X?
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Who got a 3990X?

I just built a new VM server with a 2700 for home lab. This new gen has made the price drop nice. Wish I had the coin to go the threadripper route. The 2700 build hurt enough... frig'n RAM cost.. but, sips power compared to retired enterprise stuff... **** ton quieter too lol.
by bubba
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10

Until opensource brings something to the table that will go toe-to-toe with Outlook, there are loads that will not move away from Office.
by bubba
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10

I have done several of these updates. I found that if you have Office 2010 installed the inplace upgrade will fail every time. Even if you uninstall it. So if they have Office 2010, back it all up (should do that anyway). Use a key sniffer to get the Windows and Office keys, nuke the drive, and clea...
by bubba
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

rafts can be nice, I try using whats called "brim" or a "skirt" first. Less plastic used. Sometimes the raft can be a complete pain to get the part off of. Good about the board. The trick part of print times is finding the balance of speed and print resolution. I print most if not all my parts at .2...
by bubba
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

Yeah, don't even think of using Flexible's on a bowden setup. There are people that run dedicated setups just for it due to the needs to print the stuff. As for the bowden tube not set against the nozzle. heat up everything, take the nozzle off and coupling. Shove the tube through the heat break to ...
by bubba
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

So it was before the bowden.. pure guess, but I would say the PLA was brittle or had a nic/score in it, that caused it to break, and the end started to curl between the feed tube and the drive gear. If you still have the filament that was left in the bowden look at what would have been the extruder ...
by bubba
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

I would get access to the firmware. Need that to turn on features like Thermal Runaway Protection and add things like the BL Touch. TH3D sells a kit for $16, here is their "how to" for the boards with 1284p chipset. https://www.th3dstudio.com/knowledgebase/1284p-printer-bootloader-flashing-video-gui...
by bubba
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

Now you understand what I was saying how different brands/colors print different. The new brand may like a slightly lower print temp if its oozing that much. Priming can be fixed a coupe ways. Set there, preheat, then use control box to manually feed some filament, then as you move over to start the...
by bubba
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

I don't even bother with different colors anymore. I paint everything I print so just I stick with one color.
by bubba
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

Don't forget the bottom. The text shows how perimeters and small gap fill looks.

Can't make out the text on the back of the boat from the small images.

over all looks good.

Now do the XZY cube and see if you are dimensionally accurate.
by bubba
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

They both have their ups and downs. The powerspec has louder steppers due to the driver board. So get the stepper whine. Think Floppiton music on YouTube lol. It is also direct drive, this is both and up and a down side. Up, is that is direct drive. So little easier to dial in the feed/retracts. Sin...
by bubba
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

I have 2 now. Powerspec 3D pro 2 (micro center flashforge clone) and a Creality CR10S Pro. Both have been upgraded to micro swiss hotend. I don't use the powerspec too much anymore. Too friggen loud. The 32bit stepper drivers on the 10S Pro are dead quiet. I changed out all the fans so can hardly te...
by bubba
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: I got a 3d printer - Creality Ender 5

For the more technical modeling, Autodesk Fusion360. It free for hobby work. Yearly renewal. For more free form modeling, blender. Meshmixer is also good for fixing or slicing up existing STL files. IF you want to stick with free, then start getting your brain wrapped around Cura for the slicer. If ...
by bubba
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win7 Updates
Replies: 15
Views: 2590

Re: Win7 Updates

meh, spend close to 15 hours a day in front of Win 10 at this point the UI is the least of my complaints. Took me about a week of tweaking how I wanted the start menu laid out and what I wanted on it. I don't have to search a thing unless I want some odd user setting like a network cred, but I'm not...