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by Starfalcon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1098
Views: 93253

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I just did a massive radiator hose replacement marathon and radiator fan assembly on my car. A couple of days ago, I was driving home and the warning light came on and the car was completely in the red and overheating. I managed to pull over on a side street and after opening the hood so It could co...
by Starfalcon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 91
Views: 13543

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

Adding and updating more stuff to the list.
by Starfalcon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11092

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

I’m bringing my White Fox with custom keycaps and several switch testers for keyboard nerds to check out. If you have interesting keyboards to bring, please do! I want to see a vintage Model M or F and a Topre board. :) Ill bring a model M and I am pretty sure I have a space saver model M also....h...
by Starfalcon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car runs rough on idle
Replies: 41
Views: 1550

Re: Car runs rough on idle

With no codes coming up, only a few things can cause that and a vaccum leak is the most likely. With the car being 15 years old, the plastic vaccum hoses tend to get brittle and break along with rubber one dry rotting and falling apart. I would start the car and listen to the engine and see if you c...
by Starfalcon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Happy Father's Day Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

Re: Happy Father's Day Weekend

They are through wall units, go in a sleeve that is in the wall.
by Starfalcon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Happy Father's Day Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

Re: Happy Father's Day Weekend

Well I had a terrible day at work today...busy as hell....then I had to come home and order 2 replacement A/C units as my current ones are on the fritz. That was a $1,200 expense I was not planning for. Well only good thing is I will be cool here again when they arrive, and at least the shipping for...
by Starfalcon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11092

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Oh forgot to mention Ill be bringing my usual soda and chips to the BBQ.
by Starfalcon
Sun May 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11092

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

just brew it! wrote:
@Starfalcon - Any interest in some Slot A hardware for your collection?


Sure never say no to any old hardware.

Ill pretty much crash any bed, couch, or floor you got drfish.
by Starfalcon
Sun May 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Wow, I have an IBM Model M (or do I?) (pics!)
Replies: 22
Views: 1415

Re: Wow, I have an IBM Model M (or do I?) (pics!)

That top one looks like a terminal keyboard, had a similar looking one we used on our AS400 back 20 plus years ago.
by Starfalcon
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11092

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Ill be there for sure this year, already got the time off from work requested
by Starfalcon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 160
Views: 10417

Re: Battletech game coming out

Yeah I backed it back then during the kickstarter also. Looking forward to it coming out, and getting to have some giant mechs blowing each other up.
by Starfalcon
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 91
Views: 13543

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

Well I had some time today and added more things to the list.
by Starfalcon
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11092

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

I should be here as usual this year again
by Starfalcon
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 91
Views: 13543

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

Well 6 months have passed, and I still haven't got around to finishing this list....My place has been in utter chaos and I just haven't had the time to get stuff moved and organized. I did make it my new years resolution to get this done and the mess cleaned up though. Guess we will see if I manage ...
by Starfalcon
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 52
Views: 10533

Re: Form factor trends

Non replaceable part computers have been done many times before, and technically a smartphone is one of them. The big reason they don't do this, is when a ram stick goes bad, or the cpu dies...you have to send back the whole unit to be replaced. Plus another issue is you have to support multiple ver...
by Starfalcon
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just lost my cat Zoe
Replies: 40
Views: 13538

Re: Just lost my cat Zoe

Getting back on topic, I'm raising a glass to Zoe's memory. While I did not know her well, I believe I've actually met her (briefly), while helping Starfalcon carry his TRBBQ swapfest loot up to his apartment a couple of years ago. yeah you did, she was a very friendly cat who liked to meet new peo...
by Starfalcon
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just lost my cat Zoe
Replies: 40
Views: 13538

Re: Just lost my cat Zoe

Well I just got more bad news today, found out my other cat spunky has fatal stomach cancer. It really hurts loosing my second cat who is only 8 years old within 6 months of loosing my older cat. I hope I have a few weeks before I have to make the decision.
by Starfalcon
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 13380

Re: Eclipse on August 21

I was disappointed here, lots of cloud cover and I could barely tell there was an eclipse. We were in the 90% band here , but it never really got much darker than an overcast day. At least some people got some nice pics and videos.
by Starfalcon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K
Replies: 8
Views: 9520

Re: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K

I used a 80x38 EHE delta on my OCed 2500 athlon XP systems for years, and it was loud as hell 52 Db and ran 5.5k rpm or so. kept the proc extremely cool though, at the price of hearing loss :( . Although that fan didnt have anything on the 60x38 8k rpm delta I used for a previous build 62 Db of ear ...
by Starfalcon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1098
Views: 93253

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

SecretSquirrel, I know that feeling well. Takes about the same amount of time to swap a battery in my car. Ironically my car is now also in the shop for new front struts... but that leads into a general question I wanted to ask... Today came out of my favorite sub shop after lunch and found the car...
by Starfalcon
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 91
Views: 13543

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

I am hoping I am able to get this finished soon, still have my house is still in great disarray from when I started this. I have just been busy as hell in RL recently...hope this scales down soon.
by Starfalcon
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 22537

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

It was nice to finally meet you also morphine, glad you were able to make it this year.
by Starfalcon
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste

IIRC some of the older formulations of AS used to separate and harden eventually. I don't recall which ones had this issue though. Biggest issue with AS is that it's a PITA to clean up. In general it's decent. Ive been using AS forever, never had any issues cleaning it off, always came right off wi...
by Starfalcon
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.
Replies: 24
Views: 2302

Re: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.

Windows XP, well I should say used to be XP...when I fired it up earlier today, hard drive looks like it went to the drive graveyard in the sky. Considering how old the drive is and had a ton of hours on it, I guess it did not too bad. I used to run this one 24/7 for many many years, but when electr...
by Starfalcon
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 22537

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

best gleek line ever, Mountain dew is so good, why do they make it taste so good.
by Starfalcon
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Happy Fourth of July
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

Re: Happy Fourth of July

Just got home from work, so my happy 4th starts now.
by Starfalcon
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 22537

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Damn, that was a long time ago, sure be nice to see it again.
by Starfalcon
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.
Replies: 24
Views: 2302

Re: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.

Feel free to check out my parts inventory in the general hardware forum to scratch your retro itch.
by Starfalcon
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 22537

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Now you will never get the pillowcase you left there 5 years ago....
by Starfalcon
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.
Replies: 24
Views: 2302

Re: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.

smilingcrow wrote:
wingless wrote:
As a retro computer collector, years form now I hope to be able to buy the stock of these chips really cheap off of eBay to make a retro time machine.

Your i7-2600K does give you certain retro credentials but don't give up the day job.


You need the one in my sig to get your retro card