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by TurtlePerson2
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor
Replies: 30
Views: 737

Re: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor

I'm almost done with The Outer Worlds, but I've seen some pretty tempting deals from MicroCenter. I'll keep watching during the Christmas season deals and maybe pull the trigger at some point. My friends have talked about going to Quakecon next year (have skipped it the last 5 years) and that would ...
by TurtlePerson2
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor
Replies: 30
Views: 737

Re: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor

If your BIOS support it, turning off a pair of cores (core 1 and core 4 if you have the choice, indexed from 0) and overclocking might help a bit in games without blowing up your VRMs or CPU temps. It's been 7 or 8 years since I last tried overclocking the thing, but I recall trying to disable 2 of...
by TurtlePerson2
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor
Replies: 30
Views: 737

Re: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor

One of the cheaper alternatives to consider would be to find an off-lease (used) business PC with a Core i5 and stick a gaming graphics card into it. I looked into this last night. The problem is that most of the machines I'm finding are either older than mine or too expensive to justify doing that.
by TurtlePerson2
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor
Replies: 30
Views: 737

Re: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor

Thanks for the response. I figured AM3+ was probably still somewhat relevant, since we are on AM4, but I guess there was an FM1 and FM2 socket in there as well. I'll probably just watch for a killer deal on a mobo/cpu combo. It's just too bad about The Outer Worlds, since it's a great game, but the ...
by TurtlePerson2
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor
Replies: 30
Views: 737

Upgrade Path for Aging Processor

I've started playing The Outer Worlds and my system can't quite handle it. I know what the problem is, the CPU minimum requirement is Phenom II X6 1100T, but I have a 1090T. My CPU is pretty old, but the truth is that it runs most things just fine. I kind of hate the idea of upgrading my CPU, mother...
by TurtlePerson2
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205854

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I googled that Penzeys place and there's a store 10 minutes from my office. I might have to give it a try.

I've found that growing my own herbs has really made cooking certain dishes easier. It helps that many herbs grow like weeds too.
by TurtlePerson2
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Yahoo breaches settlement
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: Yahoo breaches settlement

I filed a claim. I actually had real losses from the breach. I had some eBay gift cards which had codes sent to my Yahoo e-mail. After the breach they had been used. Since the seller was reputable (eBay itself), the only explanation could be that it was related to the breach. My bigger loss was rela...
by TurtlePerson2
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2019 Hurricane Season
Replies: 17
Views: 1120

Re: 2019 Hurricane Season

When I've been in the Caribbean there has always been more concrete than wood construction. These islands aren't covered with huge pine trees like the United States. Here in the mainland United States, we have a prejudice against concrete construction; we see it as "Soviet Style."
by TurtlePerson2
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205854

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

How often do you bake sourdough? I've been baking bread for the last few months (2-3 loaves per week) and I've wanted to start doing sourdough, but I find the process of growing the yeast to be a bit intimidating. Specifically, I'm concerned about having to maintain it once it's ready to use. Do you...
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1463
Views: 56520

Re: Something's different...

Let's put the top forum topics back on the frontpage. That's one of the primary reasons I check the site regularly.

Someone probably already mentioned this, but I don't have time right now to read 9 pages of posts.
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205854

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Bluebell is a household name in Texas. I'm from Michigan originally and wasn't familiar with the brand when I moved to Dallas, but it's huge here. I'm not sure if my wife (a native Texan) could name two other ice cream brands, she is completely insistent on Bluebell. It's a good product, but the thr...
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 20263

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

The mainstream media may be hostile to the company because they don't pay for advertising, which translates to the average Joe getting a distorted view of things, but the company gets by with word of mouth pretty effectively, when you drive it you get it, the product sells itself. It's funny that y...
by TurtlePerson2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"
Replies: 32
Views: 1845

Re: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"

Movies Anywhere is portable, not just in the sense that your movies can go anywhere on your device, but in the sense that the licenses are available on a number of different platforms. This is especially important when you have an older device like my iPad (Gen 3), that no longer supports the latest...
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BALDUR'S GATE III
Replies: 21
Views: 2585

Re: BALDUR'S GATE III

Four studios? I'm down to two: Larian and cd projekt. Nobody else makes an RPG that's nearly as good as these two companies, including Bethesda or bioware imo This one is apparently larger than dos2 and dos2 was huge. I hope the keep the humour and charm that their own worlds have. Bioware has defi...
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips
Replies: 141
Views: 48648

Re:

VaTech Hokie wrote:
my advice get the gas its awsome :D had all 4 pulled at 17 but with gas it was hilarious.

+1 for the gas. I remember sitting there as they cut into my mouth and thinking it was great.
by TurtlePerson2
Mon May 13, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 3
Replies: 63
Views: 5284

Re: Borderlands 3

It's definitely going to be a wait-and-see for me. I can imagine Christmas 2020 or 2021 picking this game up real cheap and gifting some copies to friends. I've learned with Borderlands games that you're really better off waiting for the DLC to bundled into some kind of GOTY edition.
by TurtlePerson2
Sat May 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205854

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It looks pretty bad to me and Sonic is probably 20 years past his prime, but at the same time it looks like the kind of movies that succeed in China. Remember that mediocre Warcraft movie that was a box office bomb? It did fairly well in China, well enough that a sequel may happen. Same story with t...
by TurtlePerson2
Fri May 03, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23528

Re: MCU

To me it seemed super obvious they were going to kill of Tony Stark. They really played the emotional aspect of him being a comfortable, family man real hard. I thought his "sacrifice" (not sure if that's the right word or not) was well done, and probably carries significant w...
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23528

Re: MCU

@TurtlePerson2, I don't understand why that's a big deal. If someone hasn't invested at least SOME number of hours in the MCU, why would they go see the longest installment to date? There was a post on Deadspin that used more words to say what you did (which I won't link because it's full of spoile...
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23528

Re: MCU

They did a great job of wrapping everything up and at the same time setting up for whatever they want to do next. By doing the alternate timeline thing, they've now set themselves up to bring back characters at whatever times they wish and have it still fit into the story. More importantly, by d...
by TurtlePerson2
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console/Portable Gaming Over The Years
Replies: 21
Views: 2466

Re: Console/Portable Gaming Over The Years

The PC World podcast was talking about consoles in their last episode. Pretty interesting how the launch price can drastically affect sales of the console over its entire life. PS3 for example was famously expensive at $100 to $200 over the Xbox 360 and despite being technically superior to its cou...
by TurtlePerson2
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console/Portable Gaming Over The Years
Replies: 21
Views: 2466

Re: Console/Portable Gaming Over The Years

The relative failure of the XBone has been really great for me. I was able to pick one up for $200 during the great crypto-induced PC hardware pricing fiasco. Additionally, Microsoft has provided more value with them allowing EA Access on their platform unlike Sony. Since I joined the hardware gener...
by TurtlePerson2
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 938
Views: 133929

Re: What are you playing right now?

AC:Unity is free for the next week as part of Ubisoft's donations toward the Notre Dame reconstruction effort. (I'm not quite sure how that ties in, but hey, free game). Apparently Notre Dame featured heavily into the game's plot. Good on Ubisoft for donating and giving it away, though I've heard t...
by TurtlePerson2
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I have the best wife ever!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2950

Re: I have the best wife ever!!!!

She's a Pinball Wizard there has to be a twist. She had always thought it was a "neat" idea, but she went to the Texas Pinball Festival with me and definitely had fun! --SS Are you talking about the one in Frisco? I went a few years ago and loved it. It was pricey to get in, but unlimited...
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Suggest Games with 4K graphics
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

Re: Suggest Games with 4K graphics

Civ 6 and Google Maps (satellite)

At 4K on a big screen those both look great and show the value of higher resolution.
by TurtlePerson2
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Original Star Wars 4K HDR release (SPECULATION)
Replies: 41
Views: 3236

Re: Original Star Wars 4K HDR release (SPECULATION)

I'm willing to wager it'll have more edits to make it fit within the new trilogy. Just how the edits with the special editions were mainly done to make the original trilogy fit more with the prequels. George Lucas wanted to retell the stories of the original movies to better fit with his new direct...
by TurtlePerson2
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

I'm playing in a different group and right now I look smart picking Bradley over Michigan State. I think that the top programs like MSU have two advantages that cause these upsets to rarely materialize. The first is that they have better depth; the guys riding the pine at MSU probably would have st...
by TurtlePerson2
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

I don't usually have much success picking winners, mostly because I choose my alma mater (Michigan) or the turtle team (Maryland) to win every year, rather than actually knowing anything about basketball. This year Michigan is a 2 seed, so hopefully I get a few wins out of them. Last year Michigan w...
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: List of Old LAN Games
Replies: 19
Views: 2764

Re: List of Old LAN Games

Isn't it pretty much ALL of those that support multiplayer up until 2004 or so, and most to many also some years after that? But here's a specific one: Serious Sam I'd say way after 2004. Starcraft 2 was controversial at the time for not supporting LAN play and that was 2010. I'd say anything befor...
by TurtlePerson2
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23528

Re: MCU

It's a mediocre movie and I think that once some time has passed everyone will realize that, just as they have with Avengers: Age of Ultron (large domestic gross, similar critic review scores to Captain Marvel). The idea of review bombing it because you don't like female superheroes is stupid, but ...
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