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by Damage
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11742

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. :)
by Damage
Tue May 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11742

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

Captain Ned wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Damage wrote:
Booked flights, car, and hotel room for me and Nathan.
*Nathan & Me.

*Nathan and I.


Absolutely not.
by Damage
Tue May 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11742

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

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Damage wrote:
Booked flights, car, and hotel room for me and Nathan.

*Nathan & Me.


Eh.
by Damage
Tue May 22, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11742

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

Booked flights, car, and hotel room for me and Nathan. Planning on bringing at least one spectacular custom keyboard. If you have any interesting specimens, please bring ‘em and we can compare notes.
by Damage
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Interesting Threadripper story... and nugget!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 7521

Re: Interesting Threadripper story... and nugget!!!

Wasn't me, guys. I am indeed on the graphics side of things and was very busy otherwise when this happened. I'm pretty sure some of the former press guys on the CPU side are quoted or named in the article, including James Prior (Rage 3), Don Woligroski (Tom's), and Robert Hallock (dunno which site)....
by Damage
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016
Replies: 314
Views: 40240

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Nathan and I are CONFIRMED. We'll be at the BBQ. Looking forward to seeing everybody!
by Damage
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Come test game performance in the Radeon Technologies Group
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Come test game performance in the Radeon Technologies Gr

I've applied... though my background isn't an exact fit (software engineering/game development). done plenty of computer building/retail/repair in the past, as well as IT work in a medium security prison. That linked page also has info about a career fair in Markham, ON next week. I'm thinking of g...
by Damage
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Come test game performance in the Radeon Technologies Group
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Come test game performance in the Radeon Technologies Gr

I've applied... though my background isn't an exact fit (software engineering/game development). done plenty of computer building/retail/repair in the past, as well as IT work in a medium security prison. That linked page also has info about a career fair in Markham, ON next week. I'm thinking of g...
by Damage
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Come test game performance in the Radeon Technologies Group
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Come test game performance in the Radeon Technologies Gr

This job sounds like it would be a blast! I hope one of the TR gerbils makes the cut. And hey Scott, how's things going? Must be going at least passably well given that you're hiring, eh? :D Hey, things are going well. This is a position in a lab in Markham (Toronto area) run by another guy in my g...
by Damage
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Come test game performance in the Radeon Technologies Group
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Come test game performance in the Radeon Technologies Group

Indulge me as I offer a bit of a public service announcement. My group at AMD is hiring. If you're in the Toronto area and you are into PC gaming and performance, check out this opportunity.

https://www.amd.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/ ... rentPage=5
by Damage
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Burying my dad tomorrow
Replies: 53
Views: 3549

Re: Burying my dad tomorrow

My condolences, Ian. Sorry to hear about that.
by Damage
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016
Replies: 314
Views: 40240

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Earlier is great! Mid-July-ish would be much easier for us. Might be able to bring the whole family.
by Damage
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Frame Time Benchmarking - Question on Time Spent Beyond 50ms
Replies: 16
Views: 2884

Re: Frame Time Benchmarking - Question on Time Spent Beyond

I've been asked to weigh in on this question, so I'll try to contribute what I can. I have a few thoughts. On variance from frame to frame: One of the key issues with measuring animation smoothness meaningfully is understanding what things our visual systems actually perceive as problems. Since we s...
by Damage
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Diagnose my gimpy TV!
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: Diagnose my gimpy TV!

Got a new TV, a Sharp, and it's glorious. Set it up last night. But then this morning, the boys couldn't watch their Netflix kiddie shows. TV wouldn't sync to an input source. Rebooted instead. Over and over. The fix: disconnect all inputs, connect the "smart TV" stuff to Wi-Fi, and updat...
by Damage
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Diagnose my gimpy TV!
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: Diagnose my gimpy TV!

Got a new TV, a Sharp, and it's glorious. Set it up last night. But then this morning, the boys couldn't watch their Netflix kiddie shows. TV wouldn't sync to an input source. Rebooted instead. Over and over. The fix: disconnect all inputs, connect the "smart TV" stuff to Wi-Fi, and update...
by Damage
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Diagnose my gimpy TV!
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Re: Diagnose my gimpy TV!

Local repair shop took a look at that picture and said it's a bad panel, not worth replacing given the price. Guess it's time to buy a new TV.
by Damage
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Diagnose my gimpy TV!
Replies: 26
Views: 1790

Diagnose my gimpy TV!

I have a Toshiba Regza 52" LCD TV, model number 52RV53U, manufactured July 2008, that has intermittent display corruption that looks like this: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/68992780/tv.jpg Everything I've found online makes it sound like the problem involves stuff attached to the edges o...
by Damage
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So I got a shield
Replies: 13
Views: 1821

Re: So I got a shield

I recommend Cordy and especially Cordy 2:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... rdy2&hl=en
by Damage
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake may feature "inverse hyperthreading"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2113

Re: Skylake may feature "inverse hyperthreading"?

Talked to Andreas from C't who seems to have sparked this rumor. He was trying to understand a perf gain that came from another place, mostly 2X ring and LLC bandwidth improving performance in SPEC CPU, and so he speculated about this sort of thing. Clearly is not what's happening with Skylake, thou...
by Damage
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 26966

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Just realized I left a bottle of port that Luke gave me sitting out on a table before I left. Had meant to share some with everybody but time got away from me. Whoops. I hope you people drank it!
by Damage
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 26966

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

I posted some slow-mo video of the fireworks:

http://techreport.com/news/28833/check- ... in-slow-mo
by Damage
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: thoughts on power virus games and GPU Boost
Replies: 15
Views: 2057

Re: thoughts on power virus games and GPU Boost

Just wanted to drop in and say that Nvidia's GPU Boost algorithm has had temperature caps built into it forever, and they can be configured by the user to prevent the GPU from reaching whatever temperature you deem too high. Nvidia also introduced frame-rate targeting via NVAPI. It's in EVGA Precisi...
by Damage
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 26966

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Just made a donation for a shirt, drfish. Make mine a large, please.
by Damage
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 26966

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Well, I'm flying out of Grand Rapids on Sunday and into San Francisco for a week at IDF, but it looks like I'll be able to attend. I can't stuff a car full of things to give away, but I'll think of something to bring as a grand prize, at least, I suspect. Sadly, I don't think Nathan or Adam will be ...
by Damage
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: monitor calibration?
Replies: 13
Views: 3934

Re: monitor calibration?

It depends. Hardware yes, software, you need to look on the display support. But IIRC there is also open source tools that support some colorimeters so you can measure whatever you wan't and not create a profile. Just set it to the best of your ability. You can measure and if you have RGB Controls ...
by Damage
Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: On-Site Adverts Tried Installing / Directing Me?
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: On-Site Adverts Tried Installing / Directing Me?

We will kill it with fire.
by Damage
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: monitor calibration?
Replies: 13
Views: 3934

Re: monitor calibration?

The 27" Auria has a nice IPS panel and could easily benefit from calibration. Even a relatively affordable colorimeter will yield good results, and you can use it on laptops, HTPCs, whatever PC is connected to a screen. This looks promising from X-Rite for 75 bucks: http://www.amazon.com/X-Rite...
by Damage
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Framerate (or latency): Average vs Consistency?
Replies: 35
Views: 3912

Re: Framerate (or latency): Average vs Consistency?

Obligatory link to my first article on frame times, just in case: http://techreport.com/review/21516/inside-the-second-a-new-look-at-game-benchmarking I wanted to weigh in and say that I think we should be finished with asking questions framed in such a simple fashion, rate vs. consistency, when wha...
by Damage
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Staff Tweets
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Staff Tweets

Don't read my tweets when I'm jet-lagged. It's worse than usual. :)
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