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by The Egg
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

I don't like picking intra-division games, especially when the pick is away. Your Saints choice would have me nervous, except there's some good indications that Newton is playing injured. My personal choices would include Baltimore and Jacksonville. The Bears should be extra motivated because they a...
by The Egg
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

Those Seahawks jerseys are so obnoxious they shouldn’t be allowable. I can’t even focus on the game. The Seahawks have the best Color Rush jerseys. Sure, they are a bit of an eyesore with 11 on the field, but they offer something DIFFERENT, and that color is basically perfect for the Seattle fan ba...
by The Egg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

Those Seahawks jerseys are so obnoxious they shouldn’t be allowable. I can’t even focus on the game.
by The Egg
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks
Replies: 34
Views: 980

Re: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks

I thought I remembered reading that just as with the system RAM, the consoles don't necessarily have full access to all 8 cores for gaming. In any case, I think it'd be pretty neat to see TR do a gaming rundown of 4/4, 6/6, and 8/8 Skylake-based CPUs (since we have all those now), all set to the sam...
by The Egg
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: A-Data SU900 512GB or Samsung 860 Evo 500GB Sata III
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: A-Data SU900 512GB or Samsung 860 Evo 500GB Sata III

The SU900 is indeed 2-bit MLC according to TR's own review. Rated endurance is 400TBW versus 300TBW for the Samsung. Not quite as good as I would expect for MLC, but it's still a 33% improvement. Both have 5-year warranties, so it'd probably come down to price for me. What's your use case?
by The Egg
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Are they Dell? Yeah, but I don't think they came with any media. The recovery partition of course wouldn't be accessible with the original drive removed. Does dell allow downloading of install media? Pretty obnoxious that MS makes you jump through so many hoops. Glad they changed it with later vers...
by The Egg
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Are they Dell? Yeah, but I don't think they came with any media. The recovery partition of course wouldn't be accessible with the original drive removed. Does dell allow downloading of install media? Pretty obnoxious that MS makes you jump through so many hoops. Glad they changed it with later vers...
by The Egg
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I have the joy of having been tasked with getting three older Haswell/Broadwell laptops ready for use. First thing I did was swap all their 5400rpm mechanical drives for SSDs. We're still on Win7 Pro at work, but I figured they would simply reactivate upon install without issue. No such luck. I can'...
by The Egg
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

While looking for what might be an appropriate status code to send back to the client I come across a most interesting coffee pot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper_Text_Coffee_Pot_Control_Protocol 418 I'm a teapot The HTCPCP server is a teapot; the resulting entity body "may be short and st...
by The Egg
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can Intel 300-series run Skylake CPUs?
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: Can Intel 300-series run Skylake CPUs?

Well that's just stupid. They must've changed the pinout, which doesn't really help anything because the Coffee Lake chips can still physically fit in the older, incompatible sockets.
by The Egg
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 818
Views: 110926

Re: What are you playing right now?

Into The Breach. Using my 8700k and blazing SSD storage to play many hours of a game which could probably be rendered by a 486 off floppy disks. :lol:
by The Egg
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1222
Views: 104420

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

It looks great though once I got the blood off of it. This describes way too many of my home projects. Describes some of my computer builds as well. Though in that case the blood is more frequently on the inside. Some years back I was building a 2500k rig for a friend, and the rear I/O shield requi...
by The Egg
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

^ Looking like they might hold Trubisky out another week. There's a good chance they'll win anyway, but I'd be slightly less confident in that pick.
by The Egg
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1222
Views: 104420

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Fixed the office water cooler today. Someone mashed the button so hard that the plunger cracked off its mount and was floating free. There was absolutely nowhere to mount zipties inside, so I ended up wedging a wood shim behind the plunger to hold it in place. It'll never budge again. Unfortunately ...
by The Egg
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

Romo is hands-down the best announcer on any network.
by The Egg
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

First plane with ionic propulsion takes flight I should imagine that with 40,000V it also does a good job of zapping any flies or mosquitoes in its path :o Interesting proof of concept, though if they needed to make the aircraft less than 6lbs on a ~15ft wingspan, I doubt they’re making enough thru...
by The Egg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

druidcent wrote:
Did the Chiefs and Rams forget their defenses in Mexico? I think they just grabbed some random people and stuffed them into the uniforms..

You might be right. I completely lost interest by halftime. Madden simulations aren’t my style.
by The Egg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What's the latest with Intel Thunderbolt 3 integration?
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: What's the latest with Intel Thunderbolt 3 integration?

There's still no killer mainstream application that needs anything more than what USB 3.0 can muster. The unfortunate consequence of this there's no push to increase the number of PCIe on mainstream platforms. So there's barely any lanes to allocate a sizable number of TB3/USB Type C ports. The ext...
by The Egg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams
Replies: 21
Views: 1343

Re: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams

Got one this morning to the same work address demanding 9,000 :lol:
by The Egg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

I've always felt that offensive & defensive coordinators were the most important coaching positions. Of course they're chosen by the head coach to match his philosophy, but ultimately they set the schemes, create and draw up all the plays, and then do the playcalling. Of course there's input fr...
by The Egg
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I've had a $10 Subway gift card in my wallet for probably 3 years now, and I get food from sandwich places all the time. Should give an idea of how much I think of them.
by The Egg
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I guess as long as people remember the name, whoever owns the rights can keep trying to extract some value out of it. Gotta wonder how many times Sears will be zombi’fied after they finally go.
by The Egg
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

I don't like the idea of blaming coaches for losses. I think they get too much credit for wins, too much blame for losses. That being said, Mike McCarthy's decision to punt with 4 and 2, with 4 minutes left down 3 and you have Aaron Rodgers was a pretty awful decision I've always felt that offensiv...
by The Egg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

Much like Thursday night games, I don’t like when they force teams to play overseas, because I think it puts them at a competitive disadvantage relative to other teams in their division. Of all the international cities, Mexico City probably makes the most sense though; I just wouldn’t want it to com...
by The Egg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4064
Views: 575866

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Dire Straits - Heavy Fuel
by The Egg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

Re: NFL 2018

DancinJack wrote:
Kinda weaksauce they moved the KC/LAR game to LA. Could have played at a "neutral" site.

I was reading that the condition of the field was so terrible that they’d be risking the safety of the players. Beyond bad. Many of the players were considering not playing.
by The Egg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

All told, I spent over 2hrs tonight, ripping through the closet and all my PC stuff because I couldn’t find the two little M.2 screws which came with my motherboard. I became a bit of a man possessed, because I simply don’t toss/lose stuff like that on new builds. I had almost convinced myself that ...
by The Egg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I can't feel too bad for the guy. 95 years writing comic books is a long, cushy life.
by The Egg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter

Yeah, you'd need a crystal ball to know what'll happen in 13 months. The price could keep dropping, or the NAND manufacturers could decide things have gotten out of hand and dial back production.
by The Egg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter

It appears to have also dropped at several other locations. $116.99 at both Amazon and Newegg.
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