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by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10661

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

My only other time going was when my oldest was 2 and she had a great time. She loved the epic bubbles.
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roadtrip Playlist
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Roadtrip Playlist

That's a nice range of eras, DPete27. Thanks!

I'd probably enjoy an audio book but music is more background noise than anything on a motorcycle. I'd rather not get too distracted, ya know?
by DragonDaddyBear
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roadtrip Playlist
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Roadtrip Playlist

DancinJack wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Maybe a Beatles album or two.
Maybe a Rolling Stones album or two


FTFY
Rolling Stones is definitely more road trip worthy, IMO
by DragonDaddyBear
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roadtrip Playlist
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Roadtrip Playlist

I'm familiar with most of those bands, actually. I'm mostly a rock guy, but I kinda feel like a motorcycle road trip it's more suited to the classic rock, but I'm open to newer stuff, too, like switchfoot or papa roach, even Nightwish.
by DragonDaddyBear
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roadtrip Playlist
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Roadtrip Playlist

With the BBQ coming up I'm going to be on the bike for quite some time and I'll need some tunes to keep me company on the winding roads to the BBQ. I'm looking for ideas for music to make a playlist for the long motorcycle trip ahead. I'm looking for good road trip music. I have a wide range of musi...
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 62
Views: 1858

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

Sadly I usually exercise option 2. It is infuriating when I ask for help and the person "helping" knows less than I do. Then I vote with my wallet and stay away. I'm fortunate enough that it hasn't happened all that often.
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 62
Views: 1858

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

It's not impossible that I could give Samsung another shot, mostly just because this monitor has no competition in the market right now. If I do, though, I'm gonna be buying an extended warranty from the seller with it. There's no way I'm going through this crap again. You're far more forgiving tha...
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)

The worst thing I did was a great thing. Found me a "broken" Adcom 7607 on sleezbay. Grounds for the safety circuit were jacked up. Best $25 ($50 shipping) I've spent.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Selecting my next Internals
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Selecting my next Internals

I agree that the X299 is not a good general purpose/gaming machine (good luck with that while a toddler is running around). The best reason I could think of to still go with X299 is there is a chance you will repurpose the hardware as a home server. Even then, the AMD choice looks much more attracti...
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Change Username
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Change Username

Losergamer04 wrote:
I did one recently and received good advice. I will tell you that geometry wars 3 is awesome fit 4 players.
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Change Username
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Change Username

Mr Bill wrote:
How about WinnerGamer?
Sadly I'm not the gamer I once was. Maybe NeutralGamer? ;)
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Change Username
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Change Username

I did one recently and registered good advice. I will tell you that geometry wars 3 is awesome fit 4 players.
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh
Replies: 21
Views: 1143

Re: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh

Any smart gerbils have an idea on how this compares to AMD's Infinity Fabric?
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Change Username
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Change Username

Well, I remember being made of as a kid because I called myself a "gamer." My self-esteem wasn't the greatest so it inspired the name and it stuck for many years, mostly due to apathy. Now gaming is mainstream and everyone has a console and/or a gaming PC. I wouldn't go so far to call myse...
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Change Username
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Change Username

The tag harkens back to the days when I was a ganing and it was not as popular as it is today. I'm not really a fan of my kids growing up and seeing their daddy as a "loser," though. Is there a way to change a username?
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Is There a TR Guide to NAS Building?
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Is There a TR Guide to NAS Building?

+1 for the FreeNAS VM. FreeNAS 11 was just released, too.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10661

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

Captain Ned wrote:
Losergamer04 wrote:
Why do you ask?

Oh Dear Bob I'm old.

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited.

Darn, i should have gotten that. Some music is timeless.

I was actually thinking about paying a separate forum for suggestions on songs to listen to on my ride. I just found the first bit of inspiration.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10661

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

Will you be revisiting Hwy 61? I think the way back I may just do interstates until I hit La Cross. At that point I will see how I feel. Most likely I will take 52. It I'm feeling good at that point and it's not late will have fun on 61. Going over to 35 isn't much faster and it's far more boring. ...
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10661

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

I am confirmed. I just planned the route out and everything. I'm taking US 61 and 14 then going interstate the rest of the way. A friend from WI and says its a great ride. 10+ hours will be a good test for the new back rest I ordered for the trip :) If it's alright with you all I will be there Frida...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3494

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

It's really annoying, too. My friend really wants an AMD card because the FreeSync/Adaptive Synch monitors are significantly cheaper. He might limp along a 7 year old GPU until this fad dies down.
by DragonDaddyBear
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 62
Views: 1858

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

What an amazing write up. Thanks for sharing.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 3231

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

chuckula wrote:
Real consumer CPUs?

The ARM chips in your phone/tablet/toaster!

+1

I wonder hour Moore's Law looks if you "reset" it to ARM rather than intel. Those chips seem to get the kind of jumps in performance that we had in the 2000's and earlier with x86.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I need help planning cooling
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: I need help planning cooling

My typical rules for case fans is intake low, exhaust high, filter intakes, and more intake volume than exhaust.
Based on the picture i would go in on the sides and front. That gives the drives and gpu and cpu fresh air with the back and top going out.
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 3231

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

I think there is a flaw in the thinking of "whatever a consumer buys" theory. While in absolute terms that is true the reality is what they are buying. They do not buy high core counts because it's wasted money. They buy the cheapest thing that meets their needs. Heck, a Pentium is a good ...
by DragonDaddyBear
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 3231

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

I think AMD would like consumer CPUs to have more cores. I am no chip designer but it seems that they have an easier time cramming more cores that getting more out of a core in a CPU. AMD has been doing this with the FX for years. The down side is threaded programs after more difficult to develop. ...
by DragonDaddyBear
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 3231

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

I think AMD would like consumer CPUs to have more cores. I am no chip designer but it seems that they have an easier time cramming more cores that getting more out of a core in a CPU. AMD has been doing this with the FX for years. The down side is threaded programs after more difficult to develop. A...
by DragonDaddyBear
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: New Laptop

Congrats! Might want to update that signature ;)
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Bad Intel Docs & Skylake X die size estimate
Replies: 14
Views: 848

Re: Bad Intel Docs & Skylake X die size estimate

I like the per-core concept you brought up. I thought the cache sizes went down on a per-core basis. Would the increase of die area be due to AVX51? I could be getting my stories crossed.
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.
Replies: 196
Views: 13857

Re: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.

That depends on the TDP and how good a HSF you have. They may have a 95W TDP version of the chip, which would be amazing. That could be one powerful and efficient little server.
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