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by CScottG
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 98
Views: 9654

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

-imo the only substantive thing that Reverie has going for it is the off-season: just not much competition. (..non-substantive are the actors; love Sarah.) Instinct was utterly bland imo; two-shows in and the only thing I liked was the leading character's wardrobe change. "Take two" (an in...
by CScottG
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Air conditioning: Dual-zone mini split vs two portable units
Replies: 38
Views: 1835

Re: Air conditioning: Dual-zone mini split vs two portable units

4. oversize your btu for your installation relative to guidelines. You should not oversize AC or Heat Pump systems. I should have qualified my suggestions, based on my experience - that's south (..still US) and very humid. And while I was intending that, I should have also mentioned that the "...
by CScottG
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Air conditioning: Dual-zone mini split vs two portable units
Replies: 38
Views: 1835

Re: Air conditioning: Dual-zone mini split vs two portable units

I recently installed a minisplit myself (for an upstairs room) and have an old inefficient "central" ac for the downstairs. 1. installation costs can be brutal as a total percentage on any installation for any minisplit, particularly if you are just installing a single small unit. 2. if yo...
by CScottG
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need help with buying a new pc
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: Need help with buying a new pc

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/9MCBvn Graphics card is on-board graphics and it has HDMI an DP out. Single stick 16gb memory allows for upgrade to 32 gb latter with another stick. I would absolutely not go with a single stick of RAM; many image processing tasks are bandwidth-limited, and that cho...
by CScottG
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need help with buying a new pc
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: Need help with buying a new pc

-about a terabyte should work well for you. You can also use/add a large volume USB hard-drive to move images over for "archiving". As long as you aren't doing GPU processing (like a GPU specific program for rendering, etc.), then you should be fine with the iGPU that's on-board the CPU/Mo...
by CScottG
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need help with buying a new pc
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: Need help with buying a new pc

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/9MCBvn Graphics card is on-board graphics and it has HDMI an DP out. Single stick 16gb memory allows for upgrade to 32 gb latter with another stick. On-board AC Wifi. Note other items missing that can be filled in as desired. Windows 10 operating system license is of...
by CScottG
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 98
Views: 9654

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

-not much currently, it's the off-season. ..just finished The Crossing (and it just finished as well - its cancelled). It had promise for a sort of Stephan King TV plot, with writing that wasn't too predictable. Also, iZombie, Krypton, and Lucifer (..poor show's craped-out already), The Blacklist (....
by CScottG
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 40
Views: 1658

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

As an additional consideration, given Bourdain's long-term struggles with addiction (heroin, IIRC), depression, and his very frank discussions on mental health, and the isolation the lifestyle he lived brought, it does fit into a pattern of suicidal thoughts. True. But suicidal thought patterns (de...
by CScottG
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 40
Views: 1658

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

An impulsive act does not preclude planning. Planning is only an indicator of the stregth of desire to die. When one is looking to attempt to commit suicide, often enough effective methods are looked at. In France, with no access to a firearm or even very tall buildings, hanging is the most effecti...
by CScottG
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 40
Views: 1658

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

True. But I'm thinking in context of planning at all. Either truly impulsive with little *thought (presumably acted upon with a very unstable thought-process), or with enough thought behind the act to make sure it works. (..and again, if you put that much thought into it, wouldn't you have to consid...
by CScottG
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 40
Views: 1658

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

I think we are straying from a plausible "impulsive" suicide at that point to something requiring more thought and planning (which may have occured despite the report of "impulsive"). ..however, if you put that much thought into it, why not use heroine? (..I believe he's even men...
by CScottG
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 40
Views: 1658

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

People often enough choose hanging because it ensures that there second thoughts don't matter. Same as a firearm. They take a moment of commitment. Same goes for jumping off a high building or a cliff. Other methods such as wrist slashing often allow for a way back. Staunch the flow of blood, and g...
by CScottG
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 40
Views: 1658

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

I don't understand for which reason he would be assassinated. I wouldn't limit it to assasination. It could be "garden variety" murder or murder-for-hire. Or of course it could just be suicide. I just think that it appears less probable to be suicide with the meager facts given. (..the &q...
by CScottG
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 40
Views: 1658

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

It happened in France, not, say, South Africa or Belize. No need to dull Occam's Razor looking for a conspiracy just yet. As an update: it was chef Ripert who was with him that said he was in "..a dark mood", not his mother (..she was just repeating what Ripert told her). Ripert was also ...
by CScottG
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 40
Views: 1658

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

I tend to wonder if it was really a suicide. I can easily think of several reasons why this doesn't "pass the smell test". The only outlier is the sole comment by his mother that he had been in a "dark mood" a few days before he was found dead - which is the front caption, wherea...
by CScottG
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Charlie on Intel 10nm
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Charlie on Intel 10nm

derFunkenstein wrote:
Well, don't forget the site's name is semi-accurate..



-keep it IN-tere-sante. 8)
by CScottG
Wed May 23, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 2066

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

DIY: a pair of these each in a small sealed box: https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/approx-3-fullrange/vifa-tg9fd10-04-3.5-full-range/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6pTagbmc2wIVxEwNCh0KhweFEAQYAyABEgKBffD_BwE Upper treble response is good even 30 degrees off-axis: http://feleppa.com.au/pics/speaker_imgs/plot...
by CScottG
Thu May 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2427

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

Same way they've done every other generation transition -- gradually discontinue the previous generation. When they released Pascal they stopped making Maxwell parts: why would this generation be different? ..it might depend on their release of their mid-range cards. IF they delay it like they have...
by CScottG
Fri May 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3856
Views: 559235

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Aldo Nova, Aldo Nova: Fantasy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQgfaB3S1c
by CScottG
Thu May 03, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices

This should be interesting. We'll all get a few bucks and the lawyers will get millions. :P They may have a hard time proving it with server memory & GPU memory demand as high as it is... but yes, even if they do, the lawyers we get millions, user will get a few bucks and memory prices will get...
by CScottG
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3083

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

NovusBogus wrote:
If some random person calling some lawyers morons gets you all hot and triggered..


Ah, but I'm the one making the comment. :wink:

-and really, he doesn't seem to understand that this is all just "shoot'n the shi... ...t": conversation in a place that isn't about proving anything.
by CScottG
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3083

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

..Who knows, but I really can't stand people who don't have the first idea what they are talking about calling EVERYONE ELSE WHO DOES "idiots" and "absolute morons" because of this "ONE SIMPLE TRICK..." magical mumbo-jumbo. ..and I really can't stand a person that beha...
by CScottG
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3083

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

He must have had an absolute moron for a lawyer.. -even for his appeal. The argument should have been one of selling a service (burning the contents to disc) and recouping costs for the physical disc (note that he was only charging 25 cents each). He was "selling" them to refurbish shops s...
by CScottG
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?
Replies: 13
Views: 7028

Re: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?

..I design speakers. I couldn't find any measurement for that speaker, or indeed - most Klipsch speakers. :oops: -with that in mind, IF the crossover is steep enough at 2 kHz to mitigate the upper freq. "break-up" of the 10", and IF the dispersion of the horn is well matched to the di...
by CScottG
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: spending only $100 a month on food.
Replies: 209
Views: 8358

Re: spending only $100 a month on food.

Captain Ned wrote:
I've spent several hours over yesterday and today making a proper real stock-based Sauce Bolognese. It's the lead attraction in a pan of baked rigatoni I'm serving for company tonight.



NICE! :D
by CScottG
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: spending only $100 a month on food.
Replies: 209
Views: 8358

Re: spending only $100 a month on food.

I couldn't put up with just $100 a month. :oops: I don't even think I could do it with $200 a month. Sure you could. If there is a will, there is a way... Just use whole grains and legumes as a base, and then add what ever to it. Buy eggs and cheese for cheap protein. Buy whatever fresh or frozen f...
by CScottG
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: spending only $100 a month on food.
Replies: 209
Views: 8358

Re: spending only $100 a month on food.

Cooking is for people who value good quality food. Nowhere around makes a decent fesenjoon or Rogan Josh. Where else can i find perfect prime rib but at my house? African dishes? Lol. Nope. Decent pasta? Me. Cooking is for people who enjoy quality. -that's if you are a *very* good cook, you have th...
by CScottG
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: spending only $100 a month on food.
Replies: 209
Views: 8358

Re: spending only $100 a month on food.

DancinJack wrote:
Texas grapefruit in the spring (May/June/July) is so good. So, so good.


-with BACON (preferably 2 strips). :lol:
by CScottG
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: spending only $100 a month on food.
Replies: 209
Views: 8358

Re: spending only $100 a month on food.

OK, that makes more sense. I would agree it's tough to go all out like that all the time considering the cost and time, but it's still nice to do every once in a while. Sorry if I read your post wrong. -it's cool. In fact I agree with your post (..it just didn't really apply to what I was trying to...
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