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by Buub
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Tech Report is like a hermit crab now: the shell's recognizable, but what's living out of it bears no resemblance to what was there before. And you can bet that when a new opportunity arises, that inhabitant will jump ship and leave this place behind. Enjoy the forums... It's pretty much what we ha...
by Buub
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 9423

Re: NFL 2019

Seahawks/Vikings game was fantastic. And the bonus is that it pushed the 49ers to a wildcard spot!
by Buub
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Privacy Concerns Facebook/Google
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: Privacy Concerns Facebook/Google

Google took the "don't be evil" motto and ran as hard as possible in the other direction.
by Buub
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: College Football 2019

idchafee wrote:
JustAnEngineer wrote:
Oklahoma was a 23½ point favorite over Kansas State.


Still not as big a fail as Wisconsin losing to Illinois

Both big losses for sure!

Oklahoma is going to be sad when they lose again to Iowa State this weekend! Sooner sad face...
by Buub
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

drfish wrote:
True story, after I stopped re-posting pictures of random cats on the internet, my cat decided to love me again.

It's a trick. Don't fall for it!
by Buub
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Sad, lost non-emacs users!
by Buub
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: College Football 2019

JustAnEngineer wrote:

You know that is going to be turned into a meme gif posted relentlessly if Oklahoma ever loses...
by Buub
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 9423

Re: NFL 2019

I don't get the whole Tanking for Tua thing. When has the last time an Alabama QB has done anything in the NFL? And what does Tua do that makes anyone think he'll be the first? Statistically, Tua Tagovailoa’s first half of this year’s season surpassed Joe Namath’s entire career at Alabama. He‘a a b...
by Buub
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: College Football 2019

Woot! Iowa State Cyclones back in the Top 25 after taking care of business for the last several weeks.

And would someone beat Baylor already? They're not that good! They fell backwards into a few of those wins.
by Buub
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 9423

Re: NFL 2019

Chicago is a hot mess. More Montgomery and less Trubisky, please!

And the Seahawks... forgot their coffee or something. Starbucks is losing a golden opportunity here!
by Buub
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 9423

Re: NFL 2019

That Seahawks game was a nailbiter! Someone get the offensive line a Starbucks run or something.
by Buub
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 9423

Re: NFL 2019

What we saw in Thursday's game was a result of the majority of both starting offenses and both QBs not taking a single preseason snap. Both of them came in ice cold and had to go against outstanding defenses. Rodgers took until the end of the first half to get up to game-speed, while Trubisky took ...
by Buub
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 9423

Re: NFL 2019

And my first pick of the year is a bust in the best way possible! Yes, I like the Packers, but that was just a good game, and pretty good defense...which is just weird. The Bears look like they haven't quit sorted out their game plan yet. They seemed a bit disoriented. I was really hoping to see mo...
by Buub
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 9423

Re: NFL 2019

I'm excited to see ma boy David Montgomery start for the Bears as a rookie. He's going to freight train some defenders. Rookie of the year -- you heard it here first!
by Buub
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

I hope Renee doesn't think that we are upset and lashing out that it somehow has anything to do with her gender. Gerbils haven't been shy about what's upsetting them. They've mentioned at least 16 specific problems with the site, as well as general disapproval, in reaction to her introductory post....
by Buub
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BALDUR'S GATE III
Replies: 21
Views: 2584

Re: BALDUR'S GATE III

BG1 and BG2 pretty much play like a normal 2nd D&D campaign with some extra bells and whistles. Party wipes are on the par until your characters get around 8th and 9th level. Respect the icosahedron. Yes, but it's the characters and the story that really make it special. "Go for the eyes, ...
by Buub
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Not sure why this changed on the forums, but for the last week or so, whenever I try to Mark forums read , I get this error message: AJAX error Something went wrong with the request and the server returned an invalid reply. It appears that it still does what it's supposed to do, but the error messag...
by Buub
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Sony Pictures 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1942

Re: Sony Pictures 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Survey

just brew it! wrote:
Buub wrote:
What a ridiculous survey. Of all the movies I would absolutely want to capture in 4K detail, not a single one of them was on that list.

Wait, what? You DON'T want Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in glorious 4K HD? :lol:

I know it's hard to believe...
by Buub
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Sony Pictures 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1942

Re: Sony Pictures 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Survey

What a ridiculous survey. Of all the movies I would absolutely want to capture in 4K detail, not a single one of them was on that list.
by Buub
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Battery recall for 2015-2017 MBP
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: Battery recall for 2015-2017 MBP

Which leads me to my next point.......an argument can be made for small/thin devices such as phones and tablets, but the move away from user-replaceable batteries in larger devices such as laptops serves no purpose other than to be deliberately anti-consumer. It is my hope that any company engaging...
by Buub
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD for laptops/office workstations
Replies: 18
Views: 2016

Re: SSD for laptops/office workstations

Agreed. Not yet sold on the robustness of QLC. It's cheapest for a reason, and I don't feel comfortable banking my data on it until it has had significantly more bake time. There are better options that aren't that much more expensive.
by Buub
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD for laptops/office workstations
Replies: 18
Views: 2016

Re: SSD for laptops/office workstations

^ I think the Crucial MX500 is mid-performance, the Samsung is the highest, and the WD and Intel fall in between. The Adata is the lowest performance, but only for very intense workloads. For basic office productivity, all of these drives are fine. If you do multimedia editing or something like tha...
by Buub
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD for laptops/office workstations
Replies: 18
Views: 2016

Re: SSD for laptops/office workstations

I've used several Crucial MX drives of various vintage with no complaints. I've also used a couple Mushkin Reactor drives and they've also been problem-free and performed as expected. Beware the cheapest off-brand drives (like the cheap Adata drives), as they often omit the RAM cache, making them a ...
by Buub
Thu May 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 104
Views: 7743

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

While I get your gist, that's not actually how horsepower and torque work. Torque is a measure of rotational force. Horsepower is a measure of work. In very simple terms, Horsepower is Torque * RPMs, or in other words, Horsepower is force multiplied by how often (because internal combustion engines ...
by Buub
Fri May 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 144
Views: 8971

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Poll is live!

anotherengineer wrote:
Choice review

pick 5 linux distros and rank them in order as the best windows replacements

6: macOS

Next review?
by Buub
Fri May 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 144
Views: 8971

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Poll is live!

What is this abomination?! I thought you were actually talking about FOOD!
by Buub
Wed May 22, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 144
Views: 8971

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Poll is live!

Although I voted for Optane experimentation, because it sounds really fascinating, Exotic Steak Prep and Potato Cannoning were very close seconds! I'd pick those three.
by Buub
Fri May 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 150
Views: 9423

Re: NFL 2019

Really like what the Arizona Cardinals are cooking up with Ryan Gosling Kliff Kingsbury, Kyler Murray, and Hakeem Butler. Looks like they're getting ready to roll out a high-scoring Big 12 style offense! Should be fun to watch!
by Buub
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

We've had some really fantastic games leading up to the final four. More of the same, please!
by Buub
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

I don't have time to follow enough teams to even put together a coherent bracket. Just cheering for my Iowa State Cyclones to go far. The Men a 6 seed in the Midwest (after winning the Big 12 Tournament), and the Women a 3 seed in the Chicago bracket. With the football team going to the Alamo bowl,...
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