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by derFunkenstein
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Eric should be commended for pushing forward. He's doing a good job writing up something worth reading every day. It's unfortunate they can't clone him so that there's something new going up hourly-ish during business hours. I think that would cause a nice rebound.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205804

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ludi wrote:
Streets of Rage 2 when '3' was a better experience IMO

WTF is wrong with you???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205804

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

For the most part I agree. They tend to get abandoned and the apps eventually stop working. Such is also the case with the Sony Blu-Ray player my daughter got for Christmas last year. It lost access to both Hulu and Netflix in August, which is part of why she wanted it. At least discs still work. OT...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Thanks. Those guides are not as easy to write as it seems.

Saw the $5 Steam controller and passed. Controller-based gaming on the PC begins and ends with the Xbox controller, as far as I'm concerned. If I wanted weird touch pads (and I don't) I'd game with on-screen controls on my phone.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

For everyone sad about the lack of TR system guides, I'll shamelessly plug this one
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205804

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

That publicly posting phone numbers thing does NOT work at all, because more often than not those are caller ID spoofs. You're posting phone numbers of (sometimes) real people, and almost certainly doing nothing to lead anybody to an actual scammer.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

meerkt wrote:
support@techreport.com may work.

Also see under heading "Subscriptions": https://techreport.com/blog/3464346/all ... g-tr-work/


poor sucker Josh wrote:
It’s on its way back very soon, but it was apparently more complicated than initially thought.

Three months+ later, and ya don't say. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Or best podcasting setups. That would make a bit of sense, since you need either: a. a USB microphone with direct monitoring b. an audio interface, microphone, and XLR cable to join them Since TR published DAWbench results for years, this is actually kinda in the site's wheelhouse. I expect that if ...
by derFunkenstein
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

I'm sure there's a reason they picked those specific items, but there's some REALLY cool stuff out there that I'd like better.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Find keyless entry remote lost in home
Replies: 18
Views: 34355

Re: Find keyless entry remote lost in home

Hopefully vonk isn't still locked out 6.5 years later. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Waco wrote:
It's not a way to make a living, in general.

Especially these days where print media is generally in a decline, and YouTube monetization seems to be extremely consolidated these days. You can't make a living on 5k or 10k YouTube subs.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?

AFAICT factory units that support both are still in the minority. I think that's changing. I've rented a handful of cars over the last 6 months and any time I got a car with one, it supported both. That includes factory units from Kia, Nissan, and Chevy. Presumably all 2019 model years, but I don't...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: The Mandalorian

PSA: Apparently if you have Verizon with an unlimited data plan, the first year of Disney+ is free as a "12-month trial": https://www.droid-life.com/2019/11/12/free-disney-plus-verizon/ Although currently I'm unable to verify my account, so I can't watch anything yet. I'm not getting the e...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Yeah if you search for the word "search" you get around 5 recent results and then everything else is from 2002.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

As someone still writing them professionally and enjoying the hell out of it, I'll say it's somewhere between nunya and bidness.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

They're not interested in paying for someone to put the time in to a review. That's why Adam was the one who had to ask for Ryzen 3, Navi, and Super samples. John didn't want to invest. This TR would never pay a living wage for good video reviews, even if it was seeing increased traffic.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Just now I've discovered that Mr Rampton even had his very own wikipedia page created and fluffed up by his associates, until it was deleted 3 years ago by wiki mods citing no less than "he's just a non-notable businessman with no third-party coverage about him anywhere." I can't easily i...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Similarweb's October update indicates that traffic has rebounded a little bit.

https://www.similarweb.com/website/tech ... m#overview
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 144
Views: 8971

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!

Lots of people are migrating to other existing forums. OC.net or Anandtech or TPU.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Slack instead of uncertainty
by derFunkenstein
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 144
Views: 8971

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!

I can't help feeling the gloom in your posts. Is the site in danger of being closed down? One of the things we gave up when those of us who were writing stopped is access. Nobody has any clue what the health of Tech Report is beyond public metrics like the ones discussed in another thread (which is...
by derFunkenstein
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us
Replies: 40
Views: 900

Re: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us

I'd start with the people in the thatch roofed cottages
by derFunkenstein
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us
Replies: 40
Views: 900

Re: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us

what in the actual heck
by derFunkenstein
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205804

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I'm just glad someone who hadn't otherwise won before managed to pull it out.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

That seems to imply that the decline was relatively small and had mostly stabilized up until August after which total visits fell off a cliff, it'll be interesting to see how that looks when it's updated again for October. If not for Zen 2, Navi, and the Turing Super GPUs, I think that line would h...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205804

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ohhhhhh. So neither, which is good.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205804

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Captain Ned wrote:
Tonight is the 33rd anniversary of Bill Buckner proving his equivalence to Michael Jackson.

Either this is a painfully tortured metaphor for saying Buckner was a "Bad" fielder, or you're calling him a child predator. I'm hoping the former.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56454

Re: Something's different...

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Did someone say Nano?

This is all I use for plain config file editing on my Mac and whatever nonsense SSH I do (not much these days), and I wrote tons of 1990s static HTML pages in its sibling pico, but these days I prefer full-GUI text editing utilities like Notepad++.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 43939

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Star Wars was damaged goods before the acquisition. It's been 35 years since anything Star Wars was consistently good. Disney has done MORE good than Lucas has in that time period, but honestly I'm surprised anybody was still paying for anything new in the first place.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Please share your real supernatural stories
Replies: 44
Views: 2354

Re: Please share your real supernatural stories

I want to see you put the magic smoke back into a processor. That would be supernatural.
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