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by drfish
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 68
Views: 1363

Re: Eclipse on August 21

The 2024 eclipse is my backup plan if things go south, uh, going south. I'm hoping that my plan/route will work out though. I'm so anxious about getting on the road. I should be more worried about cloud cover than traffic, but traffic is my biggest concern.
by drfish
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 68
Views: 1363

Re: Eclipse on August 21

I have an epic road trip planned, depending on traffic, it should be 20-72 hours of driving. ;) My passengers are planning to play DnD for most of the drive, since we've done that in 12-hour sessions before anyway. I'm packing other distractions though. I'm hoping traffic will be manageable, we're n...
by drfish
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 60
Views: 2172

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

chuckula wrote:
DPete27 wrote:
I see TomsHardware is trying to use 99th percentile and scatter plots. Cute. Keep working on it.


YOU CAN DO IT!!


Reminds me of when I made this gif...
by drfish
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 60
Views: 2172

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

Heh, I had a different gerbil in mind when I took the picture... ...but no further hints about what it may mean today. 8)
by drfish
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 60
Views: 2172

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

Is that what you think is happening in that picture? ;)

The question is whom the buffalo represents...
by drfish
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 60
Views: 2172

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

That's not a tease...

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by drfish
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quick and dirty desk upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Quick and dirty desk upgrade

I approve! :o

Funny, I never thought about how my upgrade made it so that I basically don't have a desk at all. 8)
by drfish
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 782

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

Mr Bill wrote:
Have you read Omnitopia Dawn by Diane Duane?


Finished this today, good read. Wish there was a book two to dive into right away.
by drfish
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (Updated) AMD (does?) want TR to report on TR
Replies: 86
Views: 3838

Re: AMD Doesn't want TR to report on TR

Ryu Connor wrote:
I expect of the ten or so X99/X79 users we have in this community, three will upgrade to ThreadRipper, two to Skylake-X, and the remaining five will say their existing CPU is good enough for another twenty years. #SandyBridge4Ever /s


:lol: :D
by drfish
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: (Updated) AMD (does?) want TR to report on TR
Replies: 86
Views: 3838

Re: AMD Doesn't want TR to report on TR

This sure is a funny thread to see this ad at the bottom of...

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by drfish
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 782

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

Yet big special effects and all, it will make a lot of money. Big dumb special effect movies are what sell worldwide. Heh, tell that to Valérian. :lol: :o I'm not defending the book BTW, just answering a question based on the "fact" from the fiction. As for the review you've mentioned, I ...
by drfish
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 782

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

I'll have to go and re-read the book, but I remember there being a reason for it.. probably cost related.. With fuel/energy being scarce/expensive, the "stacks" allow the largest amount of cheap housing possible to be close to viable city centers. Infrastructure is essentially completely ...
by drfish
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 782

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

Mr Bill wrote:
I'll read it and get back to you. Always happy to find a new source of books to read. Have you read Omnitopia Dawn by Diane Duane?


Sweet. I have not, but it's on my Kindle as of a few minutes ago. :)
by drfish
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 782

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

This is a good a place as any to mention that I vastly preferred The Atopia Chronicles to RPO. I've suggested it to a number of people but so far no one that I know has read it, so I've never had the opportunity to discuss it.
by drfish
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 782

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

(I understand if they licensed everything mention in the book it would have probably broken the bank, but still.....) ^This I've read the book and though it was good, but not great. One of the best parts was the sheer volume of references it made to, well, everything from the time. It it is complet...
by drfish
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Sorry to those that missed the BBQ having a live stream this year, I know it doesn't seem like much, but it vastly simplified things for me to not have it this year. I'm especially sad my dad didn't have the stream to watch. Here's a small gallery of the events from yesterday before I leave to begin...
by drfish
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Shoot, meant to post this yesterday. If anyone that is staying tonight could bring an air mattress or two, that would be hugely appreciated. The ones from the bunkhouse are gone, so we're down three beds! :o
by drfish
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Aww, bummer, hope things go ok. Maybe next year? Couple notes... There's a lady in the front cottage that would LOVE to sketch portraits of anyone that wants one. They are free, she's very good, and it will only take about 10mins. Just ask around for Karen. Second, there's been a lot of rain, so the...
by drfish
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

All are welcome at the cottage today at anytime, we'll be here throughout the afternoon and evening.
by drfish
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Awesome! :)

It getting real now... :o
by drfish
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Fish, I'll plan on bringing some beverages like I usually do, some chips, hot dogs/buns for the evening. I'll probably bring a few beers for tasting purposes. And hey, if you can bring a "cat button" for Fractal Design cases, that'd be *huge*. Ours always seem to turn my wife's ARC Mini R...
by drfish
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Leaving to get Bruno at the airport shortly, then I've got the rest of the week off for BBQ prepping. :o
by drfish
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Done. I'll also be sending out the traditional PMs later today. I don't have a ton of my old stuff to bring. Besides, I think I hit the weight limit just bringing my old CRT for Starfalcon. ;) I also updated the first post with the same old parking rules. I'm going to call Kamp Kiwanis tomorrow just...
by drfish
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Here's a scary exe that Windows/your browser won't want you to run. However, you should run it if you want some practice at Cornhole Simulator before the BBQ. Pretty sure I'm going to get a 3rd set of trophies for a simulator tournament. :P
by drfish
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

DragonDaddyBear wrote:
What language did you program the simulator in?


Not me, my nephew, but Visual C#
by drfish
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

It's playable, I have scored points. Physics! Swaying grass!

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by drfish
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Sweet, welcome, I'll put you on the list!

I send out PMs the week before the BBQ with the specific info about the address and my direct contact info.

Looking forward to meeting you. :)
by drfish
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17389

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

Ugh, that sucks. All the more so because Sheldon finally committed to being at the BBQ instead of going to his girlfriend's best friend's wedding a couple hours away. He's been vexed about that for months, but I was all like, "come on, do it for gleek!"