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by morphine
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Yeah same feeling here. The best bit of TR for me was the comments system. It was neat, tidy, easy to follow and didn't require endless scrolling like almost all other sites I have seen. Thanks, that was the first big project I did for TR and remains one of my proudest one to date. You should be pr...
by morphine
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Bigbloke wrote:
Yeah same feeling here. The best bit of TR for me was the comments system. It was neat, tidy, easy to follow and didn't require endless scrolling like almost all other sites I have seen.

Thanks, that was the first big project I did for TR and remains one of my proudest one to date.
by morphine
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: guitarists
Replies: 90
Views: 18982

Re: guitarists

Oh man, Guthrie Govan is incredibly good, and also incredibly humble. I can just sit and hear the man speak.
by morphine
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

I meant for the article in discussion.
by morphine
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

The author is the reviewer.
by morphine
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

TR will probably make it to whatever date. Just not necessarily in the form you're accustomed to.
by morphine
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Botception.
by morphine
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

I've elected to step away from TR. I'll probably still stick around in the forums. The forums are now TheTrueTR™. On the upside, more time to perfect your economy picking? :) I want to see him sweep and tap. I bet with a name like Bruno he can shred far more than his bass would allow. I wish. First...
by morphine
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

You're welcome! Maybe I'll write guides and stuff again when the winds turn.
by morphine
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Been finally skimming this thread. DancinJack, and/or maybe a couple others, thanks for your concern, but I'm fine. I've elected to step away from TR. I'll probably still stick around in the forums.
by morphine
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?
Replies: 27
Views: 2222

Re: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?

Just tried Space Sniffer. As it apparently was reaching the end of its scan of C:, "Abnormal program termination". Oh well!
by morphine
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?
Replies: 27
Views: 2222

Re: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?

WizTree is what i ditched WinDirStat for. Faster and the UI is just better.
by morphine
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips
Replies: 141
Views: 48646

Re: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips

For what it's worth, I've generally (but not always) had more much more luck with the younger doctors of whatever specialty. The general undercurrent for the older types is "ah well, that's not too bad a [septum deviation / scoliosis / tooth problem], let's not do anything about it for now.&quo...
by morphine
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips
Replies: 141
Views: 48646

Re: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips

Same exact thing happened to me. I got mine removed a year and changed ago. It was also sitting against the jaw, and the doctor actually had to scrape a bit of bone. However, I experienced absolutely no complications from the complicated procedure. However, my dentist is an über-nerd, in the best po...
by morphine
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?

FYI, you can set up autorenewal with a custom amount. Oh, and thanks for being a subscriber :)
by morphine
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?

Well, you can set up an autorenewal at any amount. If I had to guess, the amount you had was only enough to reach Silver this year.
by morphine
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?

So if I understand correctly, your past Gold subscription ran out, and you already have an upcoming subscription at Silver level which kicked in? If that's correct, then, well, all is correct.
by morphine
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?

I'll have to look into this, stay tuned.
by morphine
Tue May 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Why-1980,90s tv shows(dvd) so faded/fuzzy&awful?
Replies: 22
Views: 2015

Re: Why-1980,90s tv shows(dvd) so faded/fuzzy&awful?

On a tangential topic, one of the local TV channels has been doing reruns of Miami Vice (which I now see was actually pretty damn good with excellent production values) and Magnum PI (which... wasn't good). Were these shows originally shot/aired in what appears to be a 1:1 ratio, or is it just the v...
by morphine
Tue May 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Custom cables for headphones
Replies: 26
Views: 2276

Re: Custom cables for headphones

Hyuck hyuck hyuck. I need to open one of those stores. All I need to do is sell a cable every couple months and I'm set.
by morphine
Mon May 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can't Get HyperX Cloud Alpha Mic Working
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

Re: Can't Get HyperX Cloud Alpha Mic Working

All the signs point to a busted mic on the headset. The fact that you can hear a blip when you flick the switch leads me to think that your input is okay. Do you have a laptop or another machine where you can double-check?
by morphine
Tue May 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Custom cables for headphones
Replies: 26
Views: 2276

Re: Custom cables for headphones

Obligatory rant that if "audiophiles" stopped for a second and went to Youtube to find videos about recording and studio engineering, they'd probably have a heart attack. The notion that nobody in even the highest-end recording studios gives a flying f*** about cabling other than "mak...
by morphine
Tue May 07, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Custom cables for headphones
Replies: 26
Views: 2276

Re: Custom cables for headphones

If you're paying much more than $10-$15 for a quality cable, you're probably being scammed. :)

Expensive cables do not, in fact, have unicorn farts in the copper core.
by morphine
Thu May 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Where is our editor?
Replies: 9
Views: 1953

Re: Where is our editor?

Yes, it'll be a pro-consumer move.
by morphine
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04.. no input
Replies: 21
Views: 2123

Re: Ubuntu 18.04.. no input

If you just want to test drive the OS for kicks, you can just enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and grab Ubuntu 18.04 off the Windows Store, it's a one-click install. I know what you're thinking, but it works WAY better than you ever imagine. I actually use it for development myself, save...
by morphine
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A trick for your tired eyes
Replies: 30
Views: 1813

Re: A trick for your tired eyes

No offense, OP, but almost nothing you said actually makes any sense. CRTs will just make a bad situation worse because then you have to try and focus on blurry pixels and end up tiring your eyes even further.
by morphine
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: High CRI LED bulbs -- I need!
Replies: 24
Views: 2714

Re: High CRI LED bulbs -- I need!

Chrispy_ wrote:
Sorry I'm not here to add anything useful, but just subscribing to the thread to leech off the replies.

What he said.
by morphine
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?
Replies: 18
Views: 3785

Re: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?

I have a 970 EVO in my main box, the 600p in the NAS, and the 660p in the HTPC. I can tell you that for 95% of the common tasks, the EVO isn't any faster in practice. For anything other than a power user that knows they will use a lot of I/O somehow, a low/mid-range drive like the 600-series is Just...
by morphine
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?
Replies: 18
Views: 3785

Re: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?

Yo. I'm running an 660p in my HTPC, so far so good. Very fast system, very responsive. However, it's only a couple months old so far.

For what it's worth, I have an older 600p in my NAS machine for a couple years now and it's pretty darn fine.
by morphine
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So what are you using for computer audio?
Replies: 154
Views: 17705

Re: So what are you using for computer audio?

Interesting talk about Class D amps since they are now pretty popular as power amps in bass and since guitar amplifiers. I'm using a Darkglass Microtubes bass amp, and it's a 900 W beast in a light enclosure the size of a set-top box. The actual power module is smaller, made by Bang & Olufsen, c...
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