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by liquidsquid
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Looking for Prosumer mirrorless
Replies: 59
Views: 2385

Re: Looking for Prosumer mirrorless

I find that as time goes on, I don't much like switching out lenses. If I were to be in the market right now, I would get this camera: Sony DSC-RX10IV https://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/compacts/sony_dscrx10iv Which has an amazing lens, and pretty amazing output for a 1-inch sensor. Years ago I ...
by liquidsquid
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 3550

Re: Eclipse on August 21

To view the eclipse relatively easily indirectly, you can use binoculars through a hole in a large sheet of cardboard to project an image of the sun onto white paper, the cardboard will block the surrounding light for better observation. Of course, don't use the binoculars to look at the sun... any ...
by liquidsquid
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 3550

Re: Eclipse on August 21

For anybody missing this one, there's another total eclipse passing over CONUS on April 8, 2024! If I still live where I am now, this will be SMACK over my house in WNY. Dead-center, and will last longer than the current one. I am planning on it being intensely cloudy and stormy that day, as it is ...
by liquidsquid
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 3451

Re: What's in your garden?

Oh yeah, forgot my Apple orchard, peach, and cherries. All apples but a Macintosh and Northern Spy are the "Free" varieties, and those are awesome for yields without spray. I have problems with the trees becoming too laden with fruit and have to thin them around mid July or the trees will ...
by liquidsquid
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 3451

Re: What's in your garden?

An acre of potatoes, about 160 cabbages (slightly chewed). 20 pumpkin/gourd mounds and this is all for world hunger relief. It is done through our church at our house, so a bit of a cheat. Our raised bed gardens we have incredibly massive tomato plants this year, they have loved the rain more than I...
by liquidsquid
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Nexus 5X & 6P boot loop bug tracked down
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Nexus 5X & 6P boot loop bug tracked down

Same kind of crap would happen with my Samsung phones on "official" AT&T releases that would come out about a year after the phone was done being paid for. On two phones. This Samsung SII was a bug that ate battery in about 4 hours when the phone wasn't in use (It would get hot as hell...
by liquidsquid
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 51
Views: 2202

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

I CONSTANTLY use Documents... the way God intended. This is due to servicing multiple customers that don't need to know who I am working with besides them. This allows me to switch between directories and a consistent matter wherever they are, and only not expose sensitive information between client...
by liquidsquid
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)
Replies: 281
Views: 76082

Re: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)

I miss that old aquarium, but my wife doesn't. It took up too much space in the living room. Looks like it is in great use!

Now I get to swim with Koi that are likely in the 10lb range, just huge. And perch that the original stockers are averaging around 12 inches long.
by liquidsquid
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 833
Views: 56736

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

just brew it! wrote:
liquidsquid wrote:
Poison ivy now very dead.

Did you kill it with fire?

No way, very allergic and you can get PI just by smoke fumes. Just a 3X recommended rate of Roundup liberally applied, though i am not a big fan of the stuff.
by liquidsquid
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 833
Views: 56736

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

My kiddo flushed a plastic cup down the toilet. Job for tonight :-(. Kiddo gets to help pull off the toilet and fish it out. 4-wheeler runs fine for 5 seconds, and quits solidly. Job for this weekend. Brush-cutting weed-eater. Finally got it running, turns out someone screwed up the fuel/oil mix and...
by liquidsquid
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)
Replies: 281
Views: 76082

Re: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)

Wow, Necro thread! Since this thread went dead, I broke down and got a 110 tall, and re-finished a stand to go with it. A few weeks ago I introduced something nasty into my aquarium and lost 3/4 of all fish. Nothing visible, but I think it was some microbiome in my canister filter had a major battle...
by liquidsquid
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 69
Views: 3287

Re: End of an E®A

Their business model of exceedingly high margins on everything just does not work anymore. I remember a big "scandal" a while ago where you could choose between a regular class NiCad D size battery, and a much more expensive high capacity version. It turned out the cheap line was an 'AA' s...
by liquidsquid
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)
Replies: 23
Views: 1154

Re: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)

I don't need CUI, I can just CABD (Click after a bad day). Especially bad when I was younger... either that or slipping some bills under garters. I seem to have a little more money in the bank these days!
by liquidsquid
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Weather Station - Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Weather Station - Audio

FYI Weather Underground provides some service for hosting these feeds already, though probably not live video, mostly live camera stills.
by liquidsquid
Thu May 04, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Surprise! Creator 10 Update Applied...
Replies: 30
Views: 3078

Re: Surprise! Creator 10 Update Applied...

Robotics wrote:
Does Edge safe for lastpass? I use Opera these days, I confuse about Edge.


I notice a marked improvement on battery life using Edge vs. Chrome, to the point of going WTF is wrong with Chrome?
by liquidsquid
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Mattress Purchases
Replies: 21
Views: 2603

Re: Online Mattress Purchases

We have a Sleep Number, and love it. Sure it is pricey, but the ability to customize it is invaluable, especially if you have the pleasure of trying to get over a back injury. I like my mattress stiff, but while trying to get my back sorted out I needed it really limp. Also the isolation between sid...
by liquidsquid
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Simple video editing on PC?
Replies: 16
Views: 2147

Re: Simple video editing on PC?

Simply use Microsoft Movie Maker (if you can still get it, I didn't check). Works well enough for simple editing.
by liquidsquid
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Think twice before buying digital downloads of anything distributed by Universal
Replies: 33
Views: 4687

Re: Think twice before buying digital downloads of anything distributed by Universal

I could have sworn that is what the volume knob is for. At least with Steven Wilson, it is not an issue, and probably why his music is so appealing to my ears.
by liquidsquid
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1219
Views: 116447

Re: Winter weather

Lol, Dick Ide Honda! Crotchfester... never hear it called that before :wink: don't go there if I can help it.
by liquidsquid
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1219
Views: 116447

Re: Winter weather

Two days out of school for the kid, and two hours late start tomorrow. Unheard of in NY. However, while we missed the really heavy stuff like Vermont had, we had moderate snow for 48 hours straight. Even after the wind and settling I measured 19 inches average. If it came all at once, and straight d...
by liquidsquid
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: John Wetton 1949-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: John Wetton 1949-2017

Assuming you meant KC, Wetton hasn't been a member since the 1970s. His current band was the latest reincarnation of Asia. (Fripp is the only one left from the '70s KC lineup ever since Bruford went off to explore his jazz side, then subsequently retired from public performance.) Yeah, KC. To be ho...
by liquidsquid
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: John Wetton 1949-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: John Wetton 1949-2017

Crap! CC was coming here this year. Was planning on seeing them.
by liquidsquid
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux for College Students
Replies: 62
Views: 7945

Re: Linux for College Students

And my work is 100% to the iron and having to use Windows is a PITA, so my experience is 180 degrees opporsite. I guess it depends on the work you do. It is true though that often tools for programming boards etc are primarily developed for Windows, but this is changing at quite a fast pase. Window...
by liquidsquid
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux for College Students
Replies: 62
Views: 7945

Re: Linux for College Students

Its interesting to read this. My take for this is from a primarily hardware guy that probably does software to the iron 25% of the time. Some of us technical people that need to get stuff done quickly and reliably, stick with the Windows 10 environment, all warts included. In general when you are bi...
by liquidsquid
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 19676

Re: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?

Latest regret is getting an X-Box 1, the kid is obsessed with electronics, and this is adding to the pile of crap we have to fight him with constantly. Zombie boy if we don't force him off electronics.
by liquidsquid
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Netgear Nighthawk R8XXX, R7XXX, R6XXX exploit - get your patch!
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Netgear Nighthawk R8XXX, R7XXX, R6XXX exploit - get your patch!

I have the D7000 at home, and out of the box it doesn't appear to be vulnerable. Of course it is only a few months old now, so it may have later firmware than some.
by liquidsquid
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Weird download/upload ratio
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: Weird download/upload ratio

If you have that kind of bandwidth from your ISP, then your best bet is to suck it up and put in decent hard-wire connections into your home. It isn't too hard to snake a few wires here and there through your walls and joists. Just make sure to use quality cable and make your own cable ends to keep ...
by liquidsquid
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 3011

Re: Winter driving sucks!

Due to the low quantities of snow and a little rain, and compaction of the little existing snow, my driveway has been a nightmare most of the young winter driving season. A 1200' long sheet of ice on gravel down a decent hill. At least our new tires are doing a great job, and running down the hill i...
by liquidsquid
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 clean install failing, error code 0x8007025d
Replies: 32
Views: 11172

Re: Windows 10 clean install failing, error code 0x8007025d

An FYI, when some flash starts to go "bad", the bits will fade away over time due to cell wear, a bad production device, ESD damage, etc. The initial writing and verification of data will check out good, but after a few hours, days (months) information can be lost as the state shifts as th...
by liquidsquid
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: RAMdisk/RAMdrive software recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 4197

Re: RAMdisk/RAMdrive software recommendations?

I thought Windows 10 was smart enough to cache your once accessed files into Ram, negating the need to do such a thing? Once accessed frequently enough, it is supposed to load files upon startup into memory for faster access. I would say do some testing ahead of time, or look into making the OS work...
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