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by leor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: My new baby
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: My new baby

To me they're missing a window for a middle option. Either 2160p 60hz without VRR or 1080p 240hz w/ gsync. Where's the 1400p 120hz w/ VRR option? I will long-argue that 2160p on a laptop < 17" makes no sense. Too much graphical demand for gaming and unless you are sitting 30cm away from the sc...
by leor
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: My new baby
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: My new baby

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Nice! Which screen did you go with?

OLED 4k touch, it's unbelievable. I have been waiting for the perfect laptop with an OLED screen for years (I was debating this one or the Alienware M15, but I have an affinity to Razer).

Also I have 0 plans to ever touch that screen.
by leor
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: My new baby
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

My new baby

So I recently copped one of these: https://www.razer.com/gaming-laptops/razer-blade Of course I went with full fat everything, OLED screen RTX 2080 and all that crap, but then I'm like 16gb of RAM and 512gb of storage? Naw I'm like, 32gb DIMMS exist lets grab 2 of those and doesn't Samsung make some...
by leor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1531
Views: 72476

Re: Something's different...

Here's the thing everyone: I'm no Lovecraft expert, but I think the analogy to draw is that we're dealing creatures that are barely aware of our existence. Fortunately, they're actually human, and they can be reasoned with, but we're starting from scratch and an abundance of patience will be requir...
by leor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1531
Views: 72476

Re: Something's different...

I've been calling it for over 2 years or so now. TR wasn't making money. It had to make money to survive. The cageyness about "they" and "new owners" and whoever this Renee person is just makes it all worse. And everyone trying to make sense of it all is plowing through the 5 st...
by leor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1531
Views: 72476

Re: Something's different...

For those of you saying this seems tone deaf, her message wasn't directed at you... If it wasn't directed at existing gerbils and only at new ones, then why is the awkwardly phrased title "TechReport New Design"? Why would there be a need to address the issue that the format is suddenly n...
by leor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1531
Views: 72476

Re: Something's different...

I kept my optimism thanks to drfish's posts here mainly due to his enthusiasm and glass half full attitude in spite of the red flags in the things he wrote. That optimism evaporated after I've googled the new owners and read the post/article about the site redesign by Renee. I'm sorry to say this, ...
by leor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1531
Views: 72476

Re: Something's different...

Former (and occasionally current when I have to be) web designer here. So yeah, don't break production 101... pretty epic face plant while getting punched in the dick and choking on your gum... that happened, but we're here now so what can we do? First off, Wordpress as a CMS doesn't really limit an...
by leor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 23714

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

Early 2000s porn and actresses, neat. So let’s just say I have a feeling that TR is gonna have a resurgence. That feeling might be fueled by stuff and things, but let’s work backwards from the idea that that’s not the case. I think if we stay the course good things will happen, we all want a strong ...
by leor
Mon May 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 3
Replies: 63
Views: 6592

Re: Borderlands 3

superjawes wrote:
leor wrote:
No micro-transactions
Depending on how you define "micro-transactions".

They had those in BL2 for this head or that design or whatever, I mean gameplay altering stuff like Battle Front tried to do before all the backlash.
by leor
Mon May 13, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 3
Replies: 63
Views: 6592

Re: Borderlands 3

No micro-transactions or loot boxes, no battle royale mode... I'm all in on more of the same!
by leor
Tue May 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 64 Core Threadripper... CONFIRMED
Replies: 17
Views: 2643

Re: 64 Core Threadripper... CONFIRMED

Glorious wrote:
People seem to like the Globetrotters/Generals matches. :lol:

Style baby, style.
by leor
Tue May 07, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 64 Core Threadripper... CONFIRMED
Replies: 17
Views: 2643

Re: 64 Core Threadripper... CONFIRMED

[ Large sports teams are moderately large corporations, e.g. the biggest team in Europe by revenue is Man U on ~£600M ... it's not objectively different to be a superfan of a technology company than to be one of a sports team or a toy franchise, just quite socially unusual. Well it kinda is... I'm ...
by leor
Tue May 07, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 64 Core Threadripper... CONFIRMED
Replies: 17
Views: 2643

Re: 64 Core Threadripper... CONFIRMED

Clickbait title successfully baited. I wonder if someone screwed up (not likely) or if they're just pushing the new TR back to let Rome / Ryzen monopolize the dies for a bit. They're surely going to be fab constrained at least initially using the same chiplets across the stack. It would be refreshi...
by leor
Mon May 06, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Best windows video player
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: Best windows video player

It's a sad truth, but right after they finally got 3D right with these passive OLEDs they cancelled it. I'm expecting it to come back in a new 4k standard after they figure out glasses free 3d, and they'll make us buy these movies all over again. I say that because they are still filming movies in 3...
by leor
Mon May 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Best windows video player
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: Best windows video player

Yeah don't know why I put windows there, I guess windows has been bugging me lately. I'm actually using MPC-BE which is carrying on development. It looks and sounds the best of the group, but has pretty bad motion jitter. What's weird to me is the need to go to a community project for something as s...
by leor
Mon May 06, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Best windows video player
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Best windows video player

Hey all, I've been struggling with a reliable video player for windows 10 for a while now, and I figured I'd make a post. I'm running an LG OLED from 2016 (the last one with 3D) at 4k 60hz, and I can't find a player that doesn't have some kind of drawback, or doesn't require an enormous amount of tw...
by leor
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is Microsoft bad at math?
Replies: 21
Views: 2843

Re: Is Microsoft bad at math?

lulz

So let's see, I posted this at 5:16 last night, and it's showing 43% complete, so that's about 17 hours. It's still showing "More than a day," but it seems like it will be closer to 20 hours.
by leor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is Microsoft bad at math?
Replies: 21
Views: 2843

Re: Is Microsoft bad at math?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Goldfish may have longer memories than product managers do:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ma ... 604288.cms

Touché :-)
by leor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is Microsoft bad at math?
Replies: 21
Views: 2843

Is Microsoft bad at math?

My NAS is getting full so I got a bigger one, and am in the process of transferring LOADS of files. I've been doing chunks of 200-900gb, and observing the file transfer rates based on # of files and what not (lots of small files take waaaay longer than a few big ones), and I have a few observations....
by leor
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 3
Replies: 63
Views: 6592

Re: Borderlands 3

G8torbyte wrote:
I did not see Moxxi in trailer, I'm I missing something or is she out of this next sequel? Her series of weapons were some of the better ones.

Moxie is in the trailer ;-)
by leor
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 23714

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

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
I like this idea. Kinda like a steering committee? Or a Board of Directors?

I'd expect something less official, more conversational.
by leor
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 23714

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

FWIW I don't really think this is fair. Everyone is different. Just because it's not your method doesn't mean people can't do what needs to be done another way. There have been numerous studies on this topic, and multi-tasking ALWAYS produces a an inferior result. Is it possible for some people tha...
by leor
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 23714

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

Part of the reason I can't believe the YouTube model has worked so well is because it's a lot easy to read this stuff while at work than to watch it on YouTube. It's been a trend for a long time that weekdays during the day is when peak traffic is happening. I almost never watch a YouTube video at ...
by leor
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 23714

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

As I've already said, that's up to other people to do at this point and I hope it happens, but I just want to be clear that I was not oblivious to these challenges. I don't think anyone is inferring you or anyone else was, but this is the first open conversation we are having about something I thin...
by leor
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 23714

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

There's no pivot to YouTube coming, no scheme to offer anything than what TR has already honed itself for. The remaining TR crew wants to keep doing what TR's been doing, we think that's what our core audience wants too. That's not what advertisers want to pay for anymore, though. And increasingly,...
by leor
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 23714

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

BIF wrote:
I see that somebody nipped my $350 subscription by a dollar. That's good; it's a start! Maybe this could be the start of a new game: Out-donate BIF and knock him off of the top 10. I'm up for a little competition if others are... :P 8)

I'm your huckleberry.
by leor
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 23714

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

A friend of mine is a writer, and while he doesn't have the deep hardware background you might be looking for, he does build his own computers. Maybe there's some kind of fit that can be engineered here.
by leor
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 7534

Re: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)

derFunkenstein wrote:
K-L-Waster wrote:
Youth is fleeting, but immaturity can last forever.

Oh, I have tons of immaturity. Just not the energy to do it day-in, day-out like this. :lol:

For real, Chuck, can you drop the frequency of the nonsense to 10 times a year or so?
by leor
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 120
Views: 9671

Re: Almost 20 years

Old injury. Tore it up years ago. Unfortunately I wasn't even doing anything exciting at the time; I was just shoveling snow. Slipped, fell, and twisted it the wrong way. Most of the time it is just a minor annoyance, e.g. things can feel a little unstable when I'm carrying something heavy down a f...
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