Personal computing discussed

Search found 17520 matches

by Captain Ned
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8875

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

drfish wrote:
Also, I predict that, even without rain, the tent will be popular because it will make phone screens much easier to read. 8)

The Sun is an evil thing.
by Captain Ned
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8875

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

Heiwashin wrote:
One of these years i'm gonna get to ya'lls fancy party.

I can only imagine the BBQ rig you could haul in.
by Captain Ned
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8875

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

Car is loaded and nav has been uploaded to the phone. EZ-Pass is on the windshield. This time I remembered to put the glowsticks/tracers in the gear box for the cannon, so they'll get there this year. Tried to find my spare Model M for Damage, but it seems to be hiding for the moment (it better just...
by Captain Ned
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car runs rough on idle
Replies: 41
Views: 1203

Re: Car runs rough on idle

Amateurs. Rank amateurs. Behold the vacuum hose routing diagram for a 1985 Civic with the CVCC carburetor.

Image
by Captain Ned
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8875

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

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. And at that beach there won't be some madma...
by Captain Ned
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 38
Views: 2347

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

MOSFET wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
It's all really easy with Dropbox.


It certainly was, before they ditched the Public folder. I haven't had time to figure out what to do next.

At the end of the link, change "dl=0" to "raw=1".
by Captain Ned
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: VW in deep Doo-Doo
Replies: 215
Views: 22438

Re: VW in deep Doo-Doo

Trying to coordinate stories. EDIT: yeah the article explicitly says so. Well then, they need to fire all of their corporate counsel. Speaking solely from their POV (IOW, I agree this had to happen), this story should have been straight and coordinated by corporate Legal long ago, and I'm only a ja...
by Captain Ned
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: VW in deep Doo-Doo
Replies: 215
Views: 22438

Re: VW in deep Doo-Doo

What evidence could possibly remain unsuppressed 2 years on?
by Captain Ned
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 38
Views: 2347

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

It's all really easy with Dropbox.
by Captain Ned
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3835
Views: 555683

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Is it still dangerous for any male to fall into her orbit? Do you risk becoming a song subject just by doing so?

I hate whiny pop-tarts.
by Captain Ned
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 7323

Re: Formula One 2018

As The Paddock Turns. Bit too early for "silly season" if you ask me.
by Captain Ned
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ludi wrote:
Three of three and you'll be leaving the surplus on neighbors' doorsteps in the dead of night.

Why do Vermonters lock their doors in September? To keep out the zucchini.
by Captain Ned
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 7323

Re: Formula One 2018

Interestingly, JPM went off-circuit at the Indianapolis corner (of all places), losing lots of time.

https://www.motorsport.com/lemans/news/ ... t-1046427/
by Captain Ned
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 7323

Re: Formula One 2018

Well, we now know where Fernando Alonso will be spending the month of May for the foreseeable future. With an F1 championship, Monaco, and now Le Mans under his belt, he needs just Indy to become only the second Triple Crown of Motorsports winner after Graham Hill. There are 2 versions of the Triple...
by Captain Ned
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Adding a NAS for backups only
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Adding a NAS for backups only

Here's a group of reviews on consumer/SOHO NAS boxen. Storage Review has been around for a LONG time.

http://www.storagereview.com/reviews/consumer/soho_nas
by Captain Ned
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Adding a NAS for backups only
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Adding a NAS for backups only

Price <$300 and 12 TB drive is simply not going to work. Cheapest 12 TB on Newegg as I type is $408.99. Also, Synology enclosures aren't cheap.
by Captain Ned
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

uni-mitation wrote:
So, is it due to lack of funding to prosecute these civil infractions or is it because they are so hard to source the point of origin?

It's because it's as existentially frustrating as an arcade game of whack-a-mole. They never stop popping up.
by Captain Ned
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

uni-mitation wrote:
Am I the only person that takes the time to file Do-not-call complaints to the FTC & State's equivalent regulatory agency?

No, you're the only person who wastes their time on useless actions.
by Captain Ned
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2206

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

DPete27 wrote:
I'd expect a similar delayed release of the Turing family as Pascal saw.

I'll wait for the von Neumann family. :wink:
by Captain Ned
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So, mechanical keyboards
Replies: 145
Views: 16010

Re: So, mechanical keyboards

llisandro wrote:
Ned, Hall Effect stuff or maybe Unicomp Buckling Springs or https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/.

[Bugs Bunny]
He don't know me very well, do he?
[/Bugs Bunny]

Unicomp? Pffft. Why buy the copy when you already own the original.
by Captain Ned
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So, mechanical keyboards
Replies: 145
Views: 16010

Re: So, mechanical keyboards

So then, Hall-effect switches would be the equivalent of Belgian Trappist brews?
by Captain Ned
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 82
Views: 8245

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

DancinJack wrote:
Oh I have a question for the Who fans.

Who is your favourite Doctor, and your favorite sidekick?

Doctor: Toss-up between Baker and Tennant
Companion: The one true companion, Sarah Jane Smith.
by Captain Ned
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Touchpad woes
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Touchpad woes

just brew it! wrote:
SuperSpy wrote:
It's kind of an important feature now that the touch pad on newer MBPs is approximately the size of Rhode Island

I was thinking Wyoming.

Well, in shape, at least.
by Captain Ned
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 82
Views: 8245

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

superjawes wrote:
Classic, 1-7
Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee, T. Baker, Moffet, C. Baker, & McCoy

Remove Moffet and replace with Peter Davison.

superjawes wrote:
Also, did Classic really follow the "season" (or "series") format as understood today?

Nope. That all came in with Eccleston.
by Captain Ned
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8875

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

Last year was more like a Marine Expeditionary Brigade taking a heavily-defended beach.
by Captain Ned
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 82
Views: 8245

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

DancinJack wrote:
Are you guys sure about your Series/Season numbers? Series 11 is just airing this year. Maybe you guys are talking old Who because, well, you're old. :)

Doctor numbers, not series numbers.
by Captain Ned
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 82
Views: 8245

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

4, 5 & 10 for me (mostly 4), along with a big side-helping of SJS. 11 was (to me) horrid and I've yet to watch 12.

Gallifrey falls no more. https://youtu.be/1cbQVfVfSrI
by Captain Ned
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Redocbew wrote:
and the story is eclipsed by a raccoon climbing 23 stories up the side of a building.

Followed by a small talking tree with a 3 word vocabulary.
by Captain Ned
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!

To understand this analogy is difficult when one does not know of these Cardinals, Cubs, National League, and American League. :-? Don't make plans for June 29 & 30, 2019 without checking this out first. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/09/londons-olympic-stadium-will-host-the-east-coast-baseball-r...