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by derFunkenstein
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What the facking fack...
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

What the facking fack...

...is going on with the front page. Malaysian and Indonesian gambling sites? Verbal vomit about crypto? John Rampton and his cronies have certainly sunk to a new low.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Suggestions for gaming laptop.
Replies: 45
Views: 14181

Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

For $1500 you won't get anything faster than a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, but for the games you're playing that's plenty. Bear in mind you won't play the very latest games at ultra settings. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-crosshair-17-17-3-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-16-gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3050...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 06, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who is left
Replies: 108
Views: 12161

Re: Who is left

Two thoughts:

1.) Who the **** are you
2.) You came to the wrong forum if you're bored
by derFunkenstein
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142952

Re: Something's different...

The bots are taking optional / voluntary IV drips so be careful as they will probably come to life.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who is left
Replies: 108
Views: 12161

Re: Who is left

Another familiar name recently began writing for HotHardware.

https://hothardware.com/author/zak-killian
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who is left
Replies: 108
Views: 12161

Re: Who is left

Jigar wrote:
Still checking TR once in a while hoping i might see some actual hardware review :(

The people that did that have all moved on to other things.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who is left
Replies: 108
Views: 12161

Re: Who is left

Prior to today I hadn't logged in for so long that I couldn't remember my password. Then again I had used the same password here for nearly 20 years, so it's possible that my account had been p0wnd.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 58
Views: 8749

Re: TR Dead?

I even clicked on that "smart mattresses" thing, hoping to see more about this , but instead got a list of dumb mattresses using coil springs to direct wi-fi radiation into the user's head and all known organs. And they hav a user interface, which is not the surface to lie on but a phone ...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 58
Views: 8749

Re: TR Dead?

That's my guess, yes. Economies of scale that none of us could hope to achieve.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 58
Views: 8749

Re: TR Dead?

It has ascended to its final form: a robotic listicle wasteland. Does this final form make money? I'm thinking no. Honestly at this point, I am hoping I get a 404 each time I log in. Put it out of its misery. They're investing nothing beyond co-located hosting costs, so yes, I do think it makes *so...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 58
Views: 8749

Re: TR Dead?

It has ascended to its final form: a robotic listicle wasteland.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade
Replies: 137
Views: 34448

Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Considering the subjects of the latest messages on the blog, it looks as if the Tech Report tries to change into an information management blog, instead of a tech blog. Considering the capacities of the latest processors and technology, that might be a wise take. Nevertheless, I like their system g...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6792
Views: 1254353

Re: World Of Warcraft

Shameful self-promotion: WoW runs really well on integrated graphics, and I have the frame time charts to prove it: https://hothardware.com/news/world-of-w ... tiger-lake
by derFunkenstein
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Hello The Tech Report
Replies: 11
Views: 2517

Re: Hello The Tech Report

This site is the Seinfeld of tech blogs. It's a blog about nothing.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142952

Re: Something's different...

Jeff requested his name be removed from the site. The prior discussion is in this thread somewhere, but forum search has been COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY BROKEN since the shift.

edit: Here we go. Thanks, Google!

https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic ... 5#p1411355
by derFunkenstein
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142952

Re: Something's different...

torquer wrote:
Eric F is a personal friend of mine. I was the one who referred him to start writing for TR awhile back. Seems he was the last one actually creating content and has such moved on to bigger and better things.

Oh, that's cool. Is he still writing online somewhere else?
by derFunkenstein
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142952

Re: Something's different...

Nobody knows. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by derFunkenstein
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My own Slasher Parody Movie???
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

Re: My own Slasher Parody Movie???

I think you need to execute on your backlog of ideas before you have any more of them. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Idiot posting on Facebook...
Replies: 9
Views: 1959

Re: Idiot posting on Facebook...

Well there's no new content, and hasn't been in 3 weeks, so the bot would go silent. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142952

Re: Something's different...

Maybe one of the original guys can buy it back for pennies on the dollar now! Two assumptions this post makes that I don't think are true: - Adam sold it for a lot of money - The site is getting significantly less traffic now It's unlikely Adam made a ton of money on the sale since the business was...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Microsoft buys Bethesda
Replies: 4
Views: 2422

Re: Microsoft buys Bethesda

Game Pass was already crazy awesome. I don't understand how MS plans to make money off this, but I love it. They make money through volume. They claim 15 million users right now. That's only gonna go up. 15 million at year at $10/mo (which I'm assuming is average between the new PC price, Xbox pric...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142952

Re: Something's different...

Is it just me, or has there been an uptick in "SEO" content lately? It has me concerned because it kind of feels like: "This thing we own is not generating the revenue we want. Get traffic now or we pull the plug!" Maybe it's working. The Alexa site info page shows a steady upti...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 181
Views: 16990

Re: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?

Captain Ned wrote:
Ah, Hormel canned corned beef hash. Lovely hangover remedy.

Tastes like my childhood. Used to have that and canned biscuits with homemade gravy on Saturday mornings for breakfast as a kid.

I was stout as a kid, yes.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My nutty friend...
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: My nutty friend...

meerkt wrote:
I'm still not sure why the German-like word capitalization.

No, he's talking about actually surrendering to Sting.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are you sure you want to buy your little girl Barbie Dolls?
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: Are you sure you want to buy your little girl Barbie Dolls?

There's a Ken doll head stuck in the wall of my childhood home. Take a small hole in the drywall that my sister used as a "window" for her dolls, and then get his head stuck. Eight-year-old me said, "That's no problem, I'll get it out," and yanked. Off came his head. archaeologis...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: System guide soon to be two years old.
Replies: 37
Views: 4536

Re: System guide soon to be two years old.

If you have the budget for it, I agree. Sub-$1200 or even sub $1500 builds won't change much, but once you get into Ampere 3070 and Ryzen 7 4000 territory it'll be a great time to build.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: System guide soon to be two years old.
Replies: 37
Views: 4536

Re: System guide soon to be two years old.

I'm not sure that right now is a great time to build, anyway. Lots of retailers are running short on stock these days.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142952

Re: Something's different...

oh of course, those are all true, but I think this was "aimed" at SEO for people upgrading their own stack.

It's like rubbing salt in the wound.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142952

Re: Something's different...

You mean they posted it as speaking from experience? :D So much of this is just heartbreaking. 1. Little forethought has gone into the choice to migrate. "Well I don't know what voodoo this site runs, but I don't like it" 2. You’ve chosen to migrate your site at a bad time of year. Like t...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142952

Re: Something's different...

OTDIH:

- 2019: Zak gets S'd in the B by the new ownership when their godawful design overshadowed a triumphant (yet, unfortunately, temporary) return to form in his "still the best Ryzen 3000 review ever" review of the Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 7 3700X.
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