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by RickyTick
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Deleted TR
Replies: 21
Views: 3808

Deleted TR

For about 12 years or so I had TR as my browser home page and last year I replaced it with just a blank Google page. Today I deleted TR from my favorites and I'm likely to seldom return. Just wanted to say goodbye and thanks for all the help I received here over the years. I learned a lot here and h...
by RickyTick
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Lose internet when upgrading to Build 2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Lose internet when upgrading to Build 2004

Three attempts to update W10 to the latest build which is 2004, and I lose internet access every time. My only solution is to revert back to the previous build and it works fine. I've tried a couple of solutions that I've found online but no luck. Anyone have some tips or tricks. My sytem is in my s...
by RickyTick
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 31428

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

What is TR's target audience? I'm not sure it's me. I'm not in the IT/Tech field in any way, but I'm a hobbyist/enthusiast that really enjoys techy stuff. I build computers and I'm the go-to guy for tech related things with family and friends. When I have questions my first place is YouTube now., an...
by RickyTick
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 License and Clean install
Replies: 14
Views: 3586

Re: Windows 10 License and Clean install

Voldenuit already mentioned it, but I remember this from a couple of years ago. I cannot personally verify that it works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXTqz3Fd28M
by RickyTick
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 7412

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

I liked Sons of Anarchy, but Mayans is falling a little short too me. I thought Edward James Olmos would carry the show, but he's almost insignificant so far. I think it would help if there wasn't so many subtitles.
by RickyTick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 7412

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

DancinJack wrote:
RickyTick wrote:
I'm really struggling with The Expanse.
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Other than Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), I really like the actors and their characters.

TWO STRIKES. WATCH YOURSELF RICK.


Sorry Jack. :wink:

I'll keep watching and maybe it'll all come together.
by RickyTick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 7412

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

I'm really struggling with The Expanse. I finally finished Season 1, but it's just not "grabbing" me yet. I fell asleep during most of the episodes and had to go back and watch again. I'm only on episade 2 of Season 2 and hoping it gets much better for me. Other than Chrisjen Avasarala (Sh...
by RickyTick
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168590

Re: What are you playing right now?

I just took a look at Steam's list of Top 100 games being played and noticed something odd. Not a single Call of Duty game in the top 100. Has COD finally run it's course? COD has steadily gone downhill since COD4 Modern Warfare. IMO of course. A new one comes out soon. Just wait a month. ...which ...
by RickyTick
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168590

Re: What are you playing right now?

I just took a look at Steam's list of Top 100 games being played and noticed something odd. Not a single Call of Duty game in the top 100. Has COD finally run it's course?

COD has steadily gone downhill since COD4 Modern Warfare. IMO of course.
by RickyTick
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 40
Views: 4821

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

I think our biggest fear is the amount of rain being predicted. I've heard forecasts predict anywhere from 30 to 40 inches of rain. Schools in the Carolinas have already made changes to their events schedules. My local Wal-Mart, and other stores, are already out of bottled water and other "stor...
by RickyTick
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung
Replies: 29
Views: 7236

Re: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung

Ryu Connor wrote:
Worth noting that the Windows Store version of iTunes is rather compartmentalized.

https://www.howtogeek.com/352307/avoid- ... e-version/


That's some good information right there!!! Thanks
by RickyTick
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Phone dilemma
Replies: 97
Views: 18578

Re: Phone dilemma

If you have a dual band router, try the other frequency to see if it makes a difference. Otherwise, refer to what Ludi just said previously.
by RickyTick
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Phone dilemma
Replies: 97
Views: 18578

Re: Phone dilemma

I was faced with the same dilemma a couple of years ago when my Windows Phone finally died. Boy do I miss my WP. I went with the iPhone6. It took several weeks (months) before I was proficient with it, but I eventually got used to it. I still hate Apple, and I'd love to go back to WP, but it's just ...
by RickyTick
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How do you actually run games on high-spec monitors?
Replies: 44
Views: 5570

Re: How do you actually run games on high-spec monitors?

I play at 2560x1440 on an Asus PG279Q G-Sync monitor and everything is gorgeous with a GTX1070. However, I'm not playing any of the most recent games out there.
by RickyTick
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 7412

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

I've really struggled with Fear the Walking Dead this season. I feel lost in the dual timelines. Anyone else?
by RickyTick
Fri May 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 9274

Re: Sports heroes

Ugh I still remember that injury. "I'll be back next week." Even walked off the field. Nope, football career over. I never understood why Bo Jackson in particular just HAD to play football. As a RB, he's gonna take a lot more hits than say Dieon Sanders. Much higher injury risk. He could ...
by RickyTick
Fri May 18, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Website Font on Mac and Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 4516

Re: Website Font on Mac and Windows

kaisyn wrote:
I want to know what are the common fonts between Windows and Mac?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=common+fonts+on+mac+and+pc
by RickyTick
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 9274

Re: Sports heroes

Without a doubt, my favorite athlete of all time was/is Bo Jackson. NFL statistics might not show it, but he was the greatest running back of all time. What incredible speed and strength rolled into a single package. BTW, "hero" is not a term I associate with sports figures or celebrities.
by RickyTick
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 9274

Re: Sports heroes

Growing up in rural north FL neither of my parents were huge sports fans but my mother would get into baseball during the world series time and watch it on TV each year. I never had patience to sit and watch it on screen. My mom later told me when she was younger she went to a Braves game and saw H...
by RickyTick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 53
Views: 12996

Re: Post Your Old Games!

Countless hours playing Soldier of Fortune, and later Soldier of Fortune II Double Helix.
by RickyTick
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 965
Views: 168590

Re: What are you playing right now?

My family and I are playing a card game called Hand and Foot. It uses 6 decks of playing cards and typically is a 4 person game with 2 two-person teams. Great family fun, and gets us away from our cell phones, TV's, and computers.
by RickyTick
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is overclocking safe
Replies: 17
Views: 3634

Re: Is overclocking safe

Over-clocking is over-rated.
by RickyTick
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need help to do a parts-list to upgrade my PC
Replies: 15
Views: 3671

Re: Need help to do a parts-list to upgrade my PC

Uitlander wrote:
Took it to computer shop to have it cleaned of any malware, added in new 8GB RAM,


I'd like to think that a decent shop would NOT install 8gb of ram into a system running a 32-bit operating system.
by RickyTick
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 9610

Re: Displayport cable

tanker27 wrote:
To the OP:

I have a 1080 and also the PG279G:

One word.....MONOPRICE!

Just grab one in the size you need and you're golden.


Thanks!
by RickyTick
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 9610

Re: Displayport cable

Apparently you guys haven't shopped for a new pair of Adidas Yeezy's lately.
https://www.amazon.com/Adidas-Yeezy-Boo ... th=1&psc=1
by RickyTick
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 9610

Re: Displayport cable

Chrispy_ wrote:
The crime is that there wasn't a DP cable in the box. That is an unimaginably dumb move by Asus.


Actually, mine came with a DP cable in the box, it's just not long enough for my needs. I'm only using HDMI because I was already using it with my previous monitor.
by RickyTick
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 9610

Re: Displayport cable

Another reason for not using HDMI is that G-Sync only works with DisplayPort. It would be a massive waste to get a nice monitor like the PG279G (I have the same one) and then not using G-Sync. I think that any DP cable should work as most are 1.2 or higher. I just got some random cheap one and it w...
by RickyTick
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 9610

Displayport cable

I have a GTX1070 with Displayport 1.4 as well as HDMI. Just bought a new Asus ROG Swift PG279G monitor. 2560x1440 with G-Sync. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236660&cm_re=asus_pg279q_rog_swift-_-24-236-660-_-Product I'm thinking that it won't do 2560x1440 through HDMI,...
by RickyTick
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need expert help on first computer build (2)
Replies: 14
Views: 6504

Re: Need expert help on first computer build (2)

All great suggestions above.

If you're going with the MX300 SSD, then get the M.2 version. It saves space and makes the build a little cleaner.

Highly recommend the Cryorig H7 cooler.
by RickyTick
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features
Replies: 42
Views: 18932

Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features

I've always enjoyed the Wolfenstein series games ever since the DOS days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdcnQISuF_Y It was ID's predecessor to DOOM and pretty much jump started all the 3D first-person shooter style games. You shoulda linked to this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fgok9eHqO8 Was...
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