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by David
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 69
Views: 3216

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

Take this thread, substitute "Blackberry 10" for "Windows 10" and amazingly almost everything is still factual. :lol: Yeeesss. BB10 was so much better than Android or IOS at the time. If they'd have been willing to lose money on the PlayBook at launch and brought the phones out ...
by David
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: National Drink Beer day?
Replies: 17
Views: 1950

Re: National Drink Beer day?

Awhile back I did a job in the 21st Amendment brewery and they had an IPA called "Blah, Blah, Blah". The can says it all... It was a good IPA and it poked fun it the trend to have something different for the sake of differences, taste be dammed. A couple of years ago I had a Big Eddy Cher...
by David
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A gerbil's tv box choice?
Replies: 20
Views: 833

Re: A gerbil's tv box choice?

I would just buy a BT remote for the PS3 and keep using it. If you're really wanting to change, go with a Roku.
by David
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: National Drink Beer day?
Replies: 17
Views: 1950

Re: National Drink Beer day?

Didn't know it was beer day yesterday, but I did have some Terrapin Luau Krunkles. It's a Guava, Passion, Orange IPA. Not bad.
by David
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Did I get the new Xbox One controller?
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Did I get the new Xbox One controller?

As noted, there are actually 3 generations. The original has no headphone jack, so is obvious to distinguish. The two newer models are basically indistinguishable physically. The textured grip is not noticeable unless you feel it immediately after one of the older ones. You'll have to check for Blue...
by David
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 3527

Re: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017

I think "Bigger worlds" is just marketing speak and completely meaningless. Really, though, I don't think we should take them at face value when they say "bigger worlds" or "games will still have to be able to run on the One S."
by David
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1793

Re: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed

I have the Yi dashcam. I'll take it off and put it in the console when my car is parked. The mount it comes with is tiny and unlikely to attract any thieves. On that point, though, I think it's widely assumed that most cars have a GPS or something semi-valuable stashed inside. It's wired. Battery la...
by David
Sun May 21, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3934
Views: 631926

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Kentucky Mule.

Made with Bulleit Rye and Q ginger beer.
by David
Sun May 21, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of the line for my self-hosted web server
Replies: 19
Views: 2224

Re: End of the line for my self-hosted web server

Bulleit Rye here. Never had it before, picked it up on a whim. Very nice. Just a touch tannic/astringent on the finish, but not offensively so, and the rest of the package makes up for it. With a Brickstone APA chaser once I was done sipping, FWIW. :wink: Raising a Kentucky Mule made with Bulleit R...
by David
Sat May 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 3980

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Antec Sonata III
Thermaltake Toughpower 750. Semi-Modular.
by David
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 83
Views: 6590

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

Whew. I'm glad this just makes me want to get rid of old hardware instead of collecting more. I'd hate to move with that collection.

The only nostalgic piece of gear I care about keeping anymore is the Cyrix chip from my first PC.
by David
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: New verizon unlimited plan
Replies: 19
Views: 6483

Re: New verizon unlimited plan

There comes a time for every company who becomes rich and deserts it's users, when they goes back how it was. For Verizon, that time is now.
by David
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here
Replies: 125
Views: 23945

Re: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here

1) In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. 2) In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. 3) In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog... when my mom sent me to the summer camp for...
by David
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warcraft film, hopefully no spoilers
Replies: 18
Views: 2181

Re: Warcraft film, hopefully no spoilers

I enjoyed it enough to spend $25 on the steelbook, but I'm also slightly obsessed with steelbooks.

The only thing that I thought wasn't great was Medivh. I didn't care for how he was played; he didn't have any gravitas for someone so powerful.
by David
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Anyone use an iPad2 with a third-party keyboard e.g. Logitech?
Replies: 10
Views: 2137

Re: Anyone use an iPad2 with a third-party keyboard e.g. Logitech?

I also use a generic bluetooth keyboard that works fine on original iPad and iPad Air 2.
by David
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SW: TOR trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 1614

Re: SW: TOR trailer

Well, it is Bioware. Storytelling is what they do best. Great cinematics, too.
by David
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Why hasn't the 3.5mm jack/port been shrunk?
Replies: 202
Views: 11754

Re: Why hasn't the 3.5mm jack/port been shrunk?

At the end of the day the question is simply will the 3.5mm jack exist on cellphones or not. I think it will, but whether it is internally or through an adapter, I don't know. The mobile phone industry will quickly abandon the on device 3.5mm port. The USB Audio Device Class 3.0 specification, whic...
by David
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Anyone Excited about Google Pixel?
Replies: 78
Views: 5461

Re: Anyone Excited about Google Pixel?

While I understand that, that's not really what anyone that's saying "don't want it" is arguing.  What i'm trying to get across is that there will be plenty of people that buy this phone and will be more than happy with it.  It's not necessarily the group of people that are posting in thi...
by David
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon Prime - Slower Shipping on Purpose!?
Replies: 40
Views: 5090

Re: Amazon Prime - Slower Shipping on Purpose!?

I've never had issues with them sitting on a Prime order. My most recent order hit the carrier the day after I ordered it and I ordered it in the evening.
by David
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Valve/Bathesda throw in the towel
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Valve/Bathesda throw in the towel

It's unlikely any significant amount of complainers would have left Steam, but it's a smart gesture that shows they listen to their community. I think it's a great idea; mods are always side projects and take years to get to anything usable. Even great mods will ultimately get abandoned by the creat...
by David
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nostalgia Lane - Old Time TR Posters
Replies: 93
Views: 7777

Re: Nostalgia Lane - Old Time TR Posters

My first post was apparently a "Which Holy Grail Character are you?" quiz. Love that that stuff is relegated to Facebook these days. Second was a real tech question about my Radeon 8500. I Wonder if ATi would still be here had AMD never bought them. Also, I bet I have one of the lowest pos...
by David
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the best electric toothbrush?
Replies: 38
Views: 5706

Re: What's the best electric toothbrush?

We've had our Sonicare brushes for at least three years and haven't had any issues with our holding a charge. We don't even take the charger when we travel because the brush will hold a charge for a couple of weeks of daily use.
by David
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the best electric toothbrush?
Replies: 38
Views: 5706

Re: What's the best electric toothbrush?

We used an Orab-B for a couple of years before upgrading to the Sonicare. A cool thing about them is that it stays on for two minutes unless you turn it off, which helps a lot with consistency. The dental tech that cleaned my teeth at my last checkup was surprised how little plaque I had when I told...
by David
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOTA 2 Sucks?
Replies: 45
Views: 9191

Re: DOTA 2 Sucks?

Smite is by far my favorite MOBA. I also prefer doing Arena or Assault modes because they're usually between 20-30 minutes as opposed to the hour of most MOBArounds. I haven't played DoTa 2 because I know it's similar enough to LoL that I have I'll never be great at it, and I'm not a big fan of the ...
by David
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: AT&T Release Your Damn Updates Already!
Replies: 29
Views: 3203

Re: AT&T Release Your Damn Updates Already!

If I were Samsung I'd be pissed, because the typical user goes "Ohhh screw this, I'll never buy a Samsung ever again, forget it, I'm going to that fruity company again" regardless of the shortcomings from their previous phone manufacturer (real or perceived). This is the part where you're...
by David
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So who will playing Pillars of Eternity today?
Replies: 40
Views: 5256

Re: So who will playing Pillars of Eternity today?

Nope. Just PoE. I've reported it on their tech support forums and was asked for a file dump and dxdiag, so here's to hoping it's on their end. Although a slow PC upgrade is in the works.
by David
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: AT&T Release Your Damn Updates Already!
Replies: 29
Views: 3203

Re: AT&T Release Your Damn Updates Already!

If I were Samsung I'd be pissed, because the typical user goes "Ohhh screw this, I'll never buy a Samsung ever again, forget it, I'm going to that fruity company again" regardless of the shortcomings from their previous phone manufacturer (real or perceived). This is the part where you're...
by David
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So who will playing Pillars of Eternity today?
Replies: 40
Views: 5256

Re: So who will playing Pillars of Eternity today?

Having Kickstarted it, I grabbed it day one and got a little game time, but it doesn't like me. It'll shut down my computer after half an hour or so. No blue screen, no "improper shut down" options when I power it back on. Other than that, PoE is everything I wanted out of Dragon Age: Orig...
by David
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus Zenbook UX305 and the new Macbook
Replies: 115
Views: 20613

Re: Asus Zenbook UX305 and the new Macbook

My wife killed my Zune with whatever electromagnetic field she has that kills everything, so I can't back-up any endurance claims. I can, however, anecdotally mention that anyone who toyed with it for a couple of minutes thought it much easier to use than the iPods at the time. On topic, I feel like...
by David
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus Zenbook UX305 and the new Macbook
Replies: 115
Views: 20613

Re: Asus Zenbook UX305 and the new Macbook

Thumb drives are ubiquitous in almost all businesses. Businesses without a proper network infrastructure or budget perhaps. Just think about it for a moment. People are walking files around. WALKING FILES AROUND! IT'S TOTALLY BATSH!!T CRAZY! Walking large files is still faster than using the networ...
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