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by DancinJack
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4005
Views: 573253

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Soccer Mommy - [Clean] - #02 - Cool
by DancinJack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 76
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Fallout 76

For a bit of juxtaposition, TES V: Skyrim was released 7 years ago yesterday.

(also in case anyone was wondering...
Morrowind - 01/05/2002
Oblivion - 20/03/2006)

TES 3 -> ~4 years -> TES 4 -> ~4.5 years -> TES 5 -> 7+ years and no expected release date for TES 6
by DancinJack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3766
Views: 149306

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeahhhhhhhhhhh the Stan Lee passing is a real gut punch. I imagine he had a pretty big impact on a lot of people in these forums.
by DancinJack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter

I try not to anticipate these things beyond a few months as a general rule. It's generally just not worth the effort since so many things could happen in the course of a year to affect the release date or street pricing of X component. I suppose you could use one of those price tracking sites and t...
by DancinJack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter

Holiday 2018, or 2019? A year is a long time (in tech).
by DancinJack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter

SecretMaster wrote:
The 1TB model has correspondingly dropped to $227.99. I looked up the price trend of the 1TB model on Amazon and wow, it was selling for ~$399.99 on July. 21st. That's one heck of a drop in 3.5 months!

~230 bucks for a 1TB 970 EVO is pretty amazing, even if you hate Samsung.
by DancinJack
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 860 Evo 2TB - $299 @ Microcenter
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Samsung 860 Evo 2TB - $299 @ Microcenter

Meh. My 840 EVO is still chugging along swimmingly. Nothing mission critical on it, and it's working just fine. If you want the best drives, and are willing to spend the money, the top tier Samsung drives are the way to go. Unless of course you want to go Optane, but that's another ball of wax that ...
by DancinJack
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3766
Views: 149306

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Google is definitely the best at recognizing language though. (note that I didn't just say Google Translate) There are always going to be differences though. Language is innnnnnnncredibly nuanced. I do think AI is going to make some humans obsolete, at certain tasks, within 20 years but I doubt it's...
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 Pro bug: Welcome to W10 Home!
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: W10 Pro bug: Welcome to W10 Home!

Just following up. I did what SSK said and everything is peachy now.

Don't mess it up again MS, please.
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 Pro bug: Welcome to W10 Home!
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: W10 Pro bug: Welcome to W10 Home!

Fixed You will be required to take the following steps to reactivate Windows: Go to Settings (via Action center > All settings or Windows key + i) Navigate to Update & Security > Activation Click the link for the troubleshooter Windows should reactivate as normal, assuming your key or digital...
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 Pro bug: Welcome to W10 Home!
Replies: 8
Views: 348

W10 Pro bug: Welcome to W10 Home!

smh Microsoft. I have had W10 Pro activated on my machine since, quite literally, release day. Today I get a notification that my copy of Windows 10 Pro is not activated! What?! So I google it and apparently there is an activation bug making the rounds telling W10 Pro users that they don't have a Pr...
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: My system is really annoying me
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: My system is really annoying me

How many displays are connected? I've had issues with multiple displays on Windows in the past, but not on W10. Kinda shocking about the RAM issue. I currently only have 16GB sitting in my motherboard and haven't hit that message and I do a lot of the same things on my home PC. Surely you've checked...
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 31
Views: 811

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

ludi wrote:
TEST & MEASUREMENT

SOLDERING

(things we dare not describe)

SSD

2.5" HDD

This is all I saw.
by DancinJack
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Streaming PC Build
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Streaming PC Build

The 2700X just happens to be on the front page deals post today, too: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 00524&SID=
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 5022

Re: NFL 2018

Talk about a dud of a MNF game. Ugh.
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Streaming PC Build
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Streaming PC Build

JustAnEngineer wrote:
How would the $500 8-core 8-thread Core i7-9700K match up against the $309 8-core 16-thread Ryzen7 2700X in your planned use?

https://techreport.com/review/34192/int ... eviewed/13
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Built new pc
Replies: 55
Views: 931

Re: Built new pc

FisherKaiser666 wrote:
Quick question. How do I connect the new ssd into the system thats still running the original ssd without messing up anything.

The new one has Windows on it already? Turn PC off, unplug old SSD, plug in new SSD, turn PC on.
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 31
Views: 811

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

The other carriers seem to have crappy coverage in our subdivision too. We're just in a cell service hole for some reason. And Sprint actually has better coverage in the office where I work for some reason; one of those rare occasions I get to feel superior to the T-Mobile & AT&T users. :lo...
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 76
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Fallout 76

So, most (if not all?) of the BETA sessions are over I think. I still haven't ordered, but I'm also not really any closer either. One thing I will say though, Bethesda is going hard on the marketing and PR for this game. I see ads and such ALL over social media. I'm not even following the Fallout sp...
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: FYI for Gmail users regarding security alerts
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: FYI for Gmail users regarding security alerts

I've never had this happen either, at least not that small of a location difference. Google did once give me a notification because I flew from my then home (Boston) to work at HQ (SF) and they were like whoa dude sup? I use a VPN at home that routes me through TX (currently residing in KS) and it n...
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 31
Views: 811

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

Have you considered maybe getting away from Sprint? It may be cheap, but is it really worth it? Their HQ is in KC, and they STILL have terrible coverage in KS, and where they do have coverage the speeds are abysmal. Like, CDMA 3G speeds. ~1Mbps. Bad.
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2710

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

I'm far less interested in those benchmarks than the technical details, of which this "deep dive" is pretty light on. Here's to hoping someone (cough cough Kanter) goes in depth on the A12 or A12X.
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1645

Re: Blizzcon

Glorious wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
He became the world champion with trash race Zerg... Amazing. He may have suffered many hardships as Zerg. I recommend you have medical checkups.


Oh man that's still savage even when hilariously translated.

It's really great.
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2710

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Yeah, it's annoying. Kinda sad to see Anand use that kind of Applespeak. "Shimpi offered a pitch for the GPU. "It's our first 7-core implementation of our own custom-designed GPU," he said. "Each one of these cores is both faster and more efficient than what we had in the A10X an...
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2710

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Hence the quotes around deep dive. Though I wouldn't have expected Apple employees to give THAT kind of detail.
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2710

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Cool! A12X "deep dive" with Anand and Phil.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11 ... on-a-chip/
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1645

Re: Blizzcon

Nope! D3 is DEAD in the US/EU! DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by DancinJack
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1645

Re: Blizzcon

Diablo franchise is already dead in USA/EU. Diablo 3 killed it. I'm not sure where you get that impression - Diablo 3 is still thriving. Granted, the last few seasons have been slightly less populated, but there are a TON of people playing in the US/EU. This announcement, after so much hype though?...
by DancinJack
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3766
Views: 149306

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Quinoa is wayy better for you than rice. I don't love it plain either, though, so it's definitely gotta be dressed up with some other stuff. Then again, I wouldn't generally eat rice plain either so I generally feel pretty OK replacing rice with quinoa. Lots of different quinoa salads that are prett...
by DancinJack
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD endurance in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 1351

Re: SSD endurance in 2018?

Keurig, yuck. Plastic-tasting bleah. But I get your point. My wife and I drink primarily cold-brew (black) or french press (also black). But we start with really excellent coffee beans, ground right before they're used. We prefer Stumptown Holler Mountain blend, but have tried and liked several oth...