Personal computing discussed

Search found 10727 matches

by SpotTheCat
Sun May 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 237
Views: 14345

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

I think techreport would be a really good merge for wirecutter/sweethome. The thoroughness of each blends well, and the editorial style is simple and great. The monetization is also key, as wirecutter/sweethome is funded from sales ads.
by SpotTheCat
Wed May 01, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Where is our editor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1654

Re: Where is our editor?

I too lament the lack of content on this site. I noticed when there was no 1660Ti review and instead were links to other review sites. Little content after december.
by SpotTheCat
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!
Replies: 53
Views: 3231

Re: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!

I wonder about the decision to use so much of so expensive memory.
by SpotTheCat
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 121
Views: 7678

Re: Almost 20 years

Wow! Has it been that long?
by SpotTheCat
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1522
Views: 151401

Re: Winter weather

I opened this thread over 11 years ago! happy winter everybody!
by SpotTheCat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 4338

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

Coming from a GTX 1080 the 2080 Ti looks good to me (price factored in). Stop griping about the price you cheap bastards. Hate to break it to you, but most people find spending more than $499-699 on a silly peripheral for gaming purposes to be a bit ridiculous even if budget isn't a concern. To add...
by SpotTheCat
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 4338

RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

With the consumer release of the green team's new architecture, and well over two years since the launch of the previous architecture, I was excited for a substantial gain in performance across every price point. Instead, they have only introduced a new, higher price point and left the products from...
by SpotTheCat
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4055
Views: 672270

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Le Pamplemousse de La Croix
by SpotTheCat
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 128
Views: 12725

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

My issue with most of the discussion of age is the lack of evidence of effectiveness. I've met people 60+ who are bad at driving, and other 60+ people that can handle a B class bucket truck more precisely than I can my compact. I've also met people under 30 who under no circumstance would I drive wi...
by SpotTheCat
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1344
Views: 116915

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I realigned the hinges on one of my cabinets. Now they close and looks straight. I replaced the "wings" on my quadcopter that my 2 year old calls "nano" because she wants me to play with it near her more. I replaced the drive pinion on my 1/8 scale RC car... I still think I need ...
by SpotTheCat
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 52
Views: 13302

Re: Form factor trends

I don't want the ability to replace components because I don't want to have to replace components... Do you want a car with easy access to repairs and common parts, or a car that doesn't need repairs?

I haven't used an optic drive on a computer in at least 5 years.
by SpotTheCat
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 52
Views: 13302

Form factor trends

I hadn't built a system using a new case in a decade or so... I picked up a Fractal Design Define C to replace my Antec P180 and it got me thinking. Though my new machine is smaller/cheaper/better than anything I've ever used and has shed many legacy technologies, there is still a long way to go in ...
by SpotTheCat
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1070 Pricing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: GTX 1070 Pricing?

Why would you buy a 1070 when you can buy a 1080 for $509... https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125880&ignorebbr=1 It's out of stock right now but they have been going in and out of stock for a few weeks. I'm very tempted but like Airmantharp I don't really need one. I'm ...
by SpotTheCat
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 219
Views: 25689

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

This actually reminds me of using ethanol for fuel. Goodbye rock bottom food prices! If producing cards with lower volumes can survive at lower prices, then higher demand should be able to survive at even lower prices long term. Eventually mining will ebb and there will be oversupply to drive prices...
by SpotTheCat
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?
Replies: 14
Views: 10380

Re: Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?

Yeah, I did well on gpu and motherboard. Got the 1600 for $200 new on sale at newegg with cooler. It is plenty fast, even on pubg. Csgo is gpu bound, so I do better there than my old situation. Case and power supply were good, too. Memory was high but not a dealbreaker. Got a new ssd for giggles, ab...
by SpotTheCat
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?
Replies: 14
Views: 10380

Re: Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?

Well based on what Jensen Huang said during a recent earnings call: "Volta for gaming, we haven't announced anything. And all I can say is that our pipeline is filled with some exciting new toys for the gamers, and we have some really exciting new technology to offer them in the pipeline. But ...
by SpotTheCat
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?
Replies: 14
Views: 10380

Re: Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?

Shouldn't a 1600 + RX460 be maxing CS:GO at 300 fps easily? CSGO is no issue, though I'm not maxed out. I favor frame rates above 144hz over visuals. I get ~200 FPS on most maps, Nuke or Canals around 130. I use a 144Hz monitor and it is wonderful. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (pubg) is another st...
by SpotTheCat
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?
Replies: 14
Views: 10380

Bad timing on my new build... future supply and demand?

I built a ryzen 1600 system so i could have my own desktop again. Plopped my rx460 in and all was well until I loaded PUBG. I play CSGO at 150+fps, and bumping down below 40-50fps on lowest settings is having me miss opportunities I would never miss in csgo. So I went to get a 1060 6gb... but prices...
by SpotTheCat
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4425
Views: 181308

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I've been lurking since maybe November of last year. Started playing csgo and now I'm upgrading to get into pubg. Dang this hobby is as expensive as ever!
by SpotTheCat
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4425
Views: 181308

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Hello everybody
by SpotTheCat
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4055
Views: 672270

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Surly Furious. Canned 1 week ago. A Minnesota original.
by SpotTheCat
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Continental to produce tires from dandelion roots
Replies: 24
Views: 1388

Re: Continental to produce tires from dandelion roots

This also reminds me of one of the interesting changes with air pollution, with all the exhaust controls and smog reduction etc in some urban areas the worst stuff is now brake and tire dust. Its actually pretty nasty stuff apparently. I would expect the IC lobby to oppose brake dust regs along wit...
by SpotTheCat
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4425
Views: 181308

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Welcome back, Spot!

Just passing through!
by SpotTheCat
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Continental to produce tires from dandelion roots
Replies: 24
Views: 1388

Re: Continental to produce tires from dandelion roots

This is very cool work; it reminds me of Lego's work to create an oil-free replacement for their ABS formulation.
by SpotTheCat
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4425
Views: 181308

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Hi folks.
by SpotTheCat
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4055
Views: 672270

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

A cup of french press Guatemalan light roast from Peace Coffee in Minneapolis.
by SpotTheCat
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Waaaaay out of the loop... what should I get?
Replies: 34
Views: 2232

Re: Waaaaay out of the loop... what should I get?

Thanks for the quick replies! I will run an EVGA GTX 950 by my wife. Just under budget. FWIW, it goes in a P182 case from a decade back. The cooling setup is push/pull and unless the mechanical backup hard drives are accessing I can't tell when it's on over the din of the household. The CPU is passi...
by SpotTheCat
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1344
Views: 116915

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I replaced the starter element in my gas dryer. $5 part. 10 minutes with youtube and a multimeter to find the problem and order the part. A week for the part to come in, and 5 minutes to install it and try to catch up on laundry. Thank you, internet, for saving me the hassle of dealing with a repair...
by SpotTheCat
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Waaaaay out of the loop... what should I get?
Replies: 34
Views: 2232

Waaaaay out of the loop... what should I get?

It's been a while... The last time I played a video game my Fiancèe was studying abroad in Italy (gods... nearly a decade ago?). I was invited to join a professional DotA team just as that was becoming a thing. I had a wonderful machine capable of running at the highest resolution and settings witho...
by SpotTheCat
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ashley Madison
Replies: 40
Views: 5032

Re: Ashley Madison

.gov emails... .edu emails... real names and CC info... correspondence...