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by Heiwashin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Waiting for new TR system guide...anyone else?
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: Waiting for new TR system guide...anyone else?

Use the product reviews and make your own system. Takes a few hours.
by Heiwashin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I don't like leaving my power cord plugged into the laptop while i'm driving. Most devices don't handle continuous impacts and vibrations on ports very well so the truck is pretty quick to break most things. I've learned good practices to protect my electronics. Also related, i try to protect the tr...
by Heiwashin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I know i should be past these sorts of ideas but, remember the days when you pressed the power button on your computer then went to take care of things while it started. Somewhere along the lines SSD's and a few windows improvements made the startup times so short that i press the button, then sit d...
by Heiwashin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1260
Views: 131473

Re: Winter weather

That's something that I've always wondered. What do y'all do about winter driving/the constant driving through salted highways in the winter? Frequent undercarriage washes? Special protective coating? Submit to the rust monsters after 10 years of driving? I've never been to a truck wash with an und...
by Heiwashin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1260
Views: 131473

Re: Winter weather

My experience varies wildly since I'm always traveling. My first year on the road I spent 7 days parked outside Buffalo NY because of the massive lake effect snow. This year I haven't actually been involved in snow, but I've been driving in the -5f to 25f aftermath for weeks and it's exhausting. I h...
by Heiwashin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I haven't really tried any of the blue stuff. I'll have to see if I can find some of those. :wink:
by Heiwashin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I found a block of locally made 7 year sharp cheddar in Wisconsin. I'm planning on using most of it to make a cheesy pasta. At this point I like cheeses so sharp that I wonder if I would like some of the stronger types of cheeses that are generally ignored. On that note, an extremely sharp parmesan ...
by Heiwashin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: PhysX Just Went Open Source
Replies: 24
Views: 981

Re: PhysX Just Went Open Source

Maybe unity can use it to fix their weird physics they can't seem to get right.
by Heiwashin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 76
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Fallout 76

my biggest complaint is managing weight and being overburdened. Yeah, seriously. The biggest issue with the game isn't a technical bug, it's this huge gameplay "bug" that they've (thankfully!) already promised to address. And they need to address it fast, because it's "unbearable&quo...
by Heiwashin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 76
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Fallout 76

I play as well. I've encountered a few interesting bugs, the most annoying of which is hardly a problem. If you repair the Poseidon plant, the on-site power may not increase to 100 so you can't easily power the fusion core generator. You can just use a bunch of large generators or do the event 3 or ...
by Heiwashin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1260
Views: 131473

Re: Winter weather

57f in tn :wink:
by Heiwashin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

just brew it! wrote:
TBH I consider Subway to be a food of last resort. Below McD's, even.


They're only everywhere because it has the cheapest franchise and running costs. From that perspective it is the cheapest bottom of the fast food chain
by Heiwashin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Hey, in a day where Swiss Colony (yes, that purveyor of gross catalog cheese and "meat" products) owns the Montgomery Ward trademark and still sells it online ... Hey, no need for the scare quotes! I'm fairly certain there were traces of actual meat in those sausages... Hmm, is there a &q...
by Heiwashin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Well i got a mountain bike because i don't think i'll always have good pavement available, and i've had a decent amount of missed chances to ride some dirt trails so i might take advantage of that too. I've always used mountain bikes though so i don't know what luxury i'll be missing out on when it ...
by Heiwashin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I'm getting a folding bike for the truck. Right now my walking range is about 2 miles one way to get places on the weekend. Any further and I get too bored and if it's hot too sweaty. :lol: I'm hoping a bike will increase my travel range drastically but I won't really know until I try it out a few w...
by Heiwashin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

AI isn't going to be taking over anything meaningful for a while yet. People grossly underestimate the hardware and software hurdles that AI have yet to overcome. At least when it comes to accurate translation, I get asked often how long I think it will be before my job is replaced by software. My ...
by Heiwashin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Also just for the record, I'm pretty sure we're going to be more zerg like in the far future rather than protoss like. Organic devices are capable of taking care of themselves, and however long it may take, I suspect we'll be able to code organisms from scratch in the next thousand years or so. Why ...
by Heiwashin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bedbugs FTL
Replies: 68
Views: 2638

Re: Bedbugs FTL

Like this ? Haha, I liked that song a lot. Reminds me of my island days chasing salad girls. Or was it the other way around? This seems closest to what my wife gets: https://www.amazon.com/Carrington-Farms-hydrogenated-unflavored-Packaging/dp/B00FW9Y1CW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 Seriously...
by Heiwashin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I never thought jambalaya would be an on-the-go kind of dish, but it makes perfect sense when you think about it. Good jambalaya can be pretty damned awesome. Gotta stick to my southern roots :lol: Also, jambalaya tastes better after a day in the fridge to let the fresh thyme and basil finish soaki...
by Heiwashin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heh... yeah, that works! How common is stuff like that? Do most truckers cook on the road, or do most just eat a lot of truck stop food? I think you need an electric wok so you can do some stir-fry! :lol: The majority either have nothing or a microwave. I've met a few that don't keep food in the tr...
by Heiwashin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I keep gigantic bags of white rice as well. Every so often a trucker gets stranded in the middle of nowhere for a few days, just being prudent. You have a way to cook rice in your truck? I have a pressure cooker and a George Foreman grill for cooking. Both of them require me to high idle and turn o...
by Heiwashin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It's too nuty tasting to me. I prefer rice White rice is a blank slate. Brown rice is pretty nutty. I like brown rice, but it takes a long time to cook, and even uncooked it goes "off" in storage due to the inherent oil content (goes rancid). Ironically most of my calories these days come...
by Heiwashin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It's too nuty tasting to me. I prefer rice
by Heiwashin
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bedbugs FTL
Replies: 68
Views: 2638

Re: Bedbugs FTL

Hmm.....speaking of which, I’ve occasionally wondered what happens to intestinal parasites and bloodsuckers when they feed on someone with exceptionally high blood alcohol. Wouldn’t getting blackout drunk probably kill tapeworms and such by alcohol poisoning? I tried this with a bad cold in college...
by Heiwashin
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bedbugs FTL
Replies: 68
Views: 2638

Re: Bedbugs FTL

Butt chug responsibly.
by Heiwashin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bedbugs FTL
Replies: 68
Views: 2638

Re: Bedbugs FTL

Well after the purge where I killed a bunch I really have seen only a few of the bugs so the infestation doesnt seem to be so bad. But I am waiting to see as the eggs they lay take 2 weeks or so to hatch, and the small ones are very hard to see. Ive been sick so I havent had time to rip my place ap...
by Heiwashin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The main thing I took away from that is that the remanufactured engine doesnt come with spark plugs :x
by Heiwashin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Re: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?

Yea but, the difference between a safe cutoff voltage to preserve the battery or maximum damage is only going to be a few minutes. Also I really would over shoot my expected required use on battery life. I guess it's debatable whether it's cheaper to use one battery and risk wearing it out faster, o...
by Heiwashin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Re: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?

The reason for the deep cycle batteries is so you don't need to replace them after just a couple of power outages. This may or may not be a serious concern, depending on how frequent the power outages are. I guess, but i would try to build a battery voltage cutoff into the systemv either way. It mi...
by Heiwashin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Re: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?

I don't know anything about these pumps, but Is there a reason you can't use a 12v pump. Without the inverter things become much cheaper and easier to implement. You mentioned the expected cycling nature of the pump. Would a smaller 12v pump running at a higher frequency be suitable? Then you could ...