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by drfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: 80% off Asus KGPE-D16 motherboard, $11 12-core CPUs
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: 80% off Asus KGPE-D16 motherboard, $11 12-core CPUs

You certainly could, but I wanted to share my "amazing" 80% off mobo deal. ;)
by drfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: 80% off Asus KGPE-D16 motherboard, $11 12-core CPUs
Replies: 4
Views: 267

80% off Asus KGPE-D16 motherboard, $11 12-core CPUs

This is totally impractical, but I had to share... This dual socket, G34 compatible mobo can be had for ~$100 after the promo code is applied. Drop in a couple vintage Opteron 6174s at $11/ea and you've got yourself the foundation of a 24-core system for $125. Tell your 2010-self that's not a hot de...
by drfish
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 4861

Re: Space Thread

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-mr-ste ... -size-net/

Saw this courtesy of Ar's rocket report. I love it, what an upgrade. I can't wait for the next faring recovery attempt.
by drfish
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Woohoo, glad the BBQ was last weekend. 8) 8) 8)

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by drfish
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Watch this video , taken today, before scrolling down... I found a photo album in the front cottage that documented the construction of the sea wall, ~20-25 years ago. http://dr_fish.speedymail.org/techreport/bbq2018/WP_20180627_16_55_19_Pro.jpg http://photos.dr_fish.speedymail.org/techreport/bbq201...
by drfish
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Surprise!

I'll leave it to the person that nominated you to reveal their identity should they so choose. :wink:
by drfish
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

FYI, Bomber is getting sent a 500D, not a 1000D.
by drfish
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Just taking a quick moment to post before heading to the cottage again for cleanup/breakfast... Wow, yesterday was a great day, thanks to everyone the helps make the BBQ look easy. We had a couple changes this year but I think everything just went awesome even without a couple of the traditional BBQ...
by drfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

What a difference an hour makes...

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by drfish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Some crazy paramotor action this morning.

Also, I predict that, even without rain, the tent will be popular because it will make phone screens much easier to read. 8)
by drfish
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Who's coming over tonight for pizza? I'm looking to order soon.
by drfish
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Despite not being able to shake the fact that I've forgotten something, things seem to be shaping up ok. Weather looks like it'll be ok for tomorrow at this point, but come prepare for at least a little rain, just in case.

Nothing to do now but relax and make my minions do the rest of the work.
by drfish
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Well, I've officially booked at tent (20'x40'). That pretty much ensures we won't actually need it and that I wasted $400, enjoy laughing at my expense, but you're welcome for bribing away any potential rain. ;)
by drfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

No to mention that if the family bails, Ian has 3 less tickets for winning the giveaway hardware. ;)
by drfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

idchafee wrote:
Since the beach and fireworks are 99% of the reason that the wife and kids come along, I'm going to leave them home and come by myself. See everyone Saturday.


Aww, that sucks. There are two public beaches very close if they want to check them out, though.
by drfish
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Alright, PMs sent. Please let me know if you were expecting one and didn't get one.
by drfish
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

This weekend was almost as busy as this coming weekend will be. I didn't get my normal one-week-to-go PMs out, but I will try to do that today. They won't be the usual copy/paste of all the previous year's message though. Unfortunately, they will contain a notice that no one will be allowed down by ...
by drfish
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Ugh. So, this is what the beach looks like with even just a little bit of waves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL87BBBSlCI I hate to say it, I mean, really, really hate to say it, but for lots of reasons I just don't think we can allow anyone down to the water this year. The plan to build temporar...
by drfish
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2444

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

It just feels like it's going to be different this time around. If Turing is a dedicated gaming chip, there's nothing bigger to cut it down from like before. Volta never turned into a $1,500 gaming chip. If Ampere replaces Volta, where else does that leave gaming cards to come from? It's all specula...
by drfish
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2444

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

Will there be a 1180 Ti, though? It was safe to assume before because there was "big" Maxwell, Kepler, Pascal, etc... But is there a "big" Turing? If the rumors about the 1180 prices are true, I suspect there might not be a bigger version coming.
by drfish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

There's a joke about the high-water mark in here somewhere.
by drfish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Man, I hate to say it but I just don't think that fireworks are going to be practical this year, well, practical is a strange work for fireworks anytime - but you know what I mean. We might pick up some small stuff, but I think it's safe to say we'll be waiting for next time around for more big boom...
by drfish
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

It's probably prudent to postpone our previously planned purchase of pyrotechnics.
by drfish
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Yeah, but an ordinary table won't do. I was contemplating a fireworks-derrick last year but we ended up with just enough space to work on the sand. Those mortars really kick, and you can lose a lot of height if what they are kicking against absorbs energy instead of reflecting it...
by drfish
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Fish, can you bring that cat paw switchplate for the Fractal case you made for me? The one I never met you in Holland for? ; ^) It's been in my car for almost a year. :) Yeah, the beach is crazy, stumps are who knows how old, or washed up recently, just don't know. The video is from this morning, a...
by drfish
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

The beach may need some assembly... https://youtu.be/wMDppFUoZjE

This complicates things for fireworks. :-?
by drfish
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Oh thank goodness, I was getting nervous I hadn't heard from you in awhile. ;) It's the front cottage this time so all the rooms are upstairs and the kitchen is a little different, but comparable. Stacy's family will be staying there the week before the BBQ so we'll put it through its paces and addr...
by drfish
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Excellent!

One thing I forgot to ask the Sunday morning cleanup crew, my mom would like to get your opinion on what she should cook up for breakfast? :D
by drfish
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11026

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

You should be good, you'll be the last room. I'm confirming whether or not the mattresses for the bunk house have been located or replaced. That would mean an extra three beds before we need to start planning on tents and couches. Tents/sleeping bags are always a good backup plan, though. Also, shor...