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by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 42
Views: 1342

Re: End of an E®A

just brew it! wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
I thought you were going to start a catsup-based business

Or canned lab-grown meat.

Those two might actually go together.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Ryzen, MSI X370, Corsair Vengeance Build
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Ryzen, MSI X370, Corsair Vengeance Build

I would also start with a mobo swap.

Also, MSI's B350 Tomahawk had insanely slow POST times when I owned it. Like 45 seconds or more.

You could have a board that needs a BIOS update. Kind of hard to do without a Ryzen 7 CPU though.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 42
Views: 1342

Re: End of an E®A

I thought you were going to start a catsup-based business
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 45
Views: 554

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

just brew it! wrote:
If I make my own ketchup it's gonna have chipotle peppers in it!

no magic mushrooms? :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 882

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

I don't think that matters. Some folks have built their identity around it, and honestly, I don't want to build my identity around an operating system. It's like macOS in that way.
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 45
Views: 554

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

Yeah that's kinda playing into jbi's point there.
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 882

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

The most zealous, vocal Linux users who have to tell everyone they use Linux any time the topic of PCs comes up make door-to-door salespeople look positively docile.

just brew it! wrote:
We've been around this block at least a dozen times before.


This.
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3390
Views: 502278

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I hear you jbi. We are a product of our environment, more often than not. My environment has been 1990s-fueled lately. Chris Cornell's death has caused me to pull out some Audioslave and Soundgarden. Also listening to Soul Asylum, Nirvana, older Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and so o...
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: New Laptop

I've been thinking about getting one. I much prefer having the ease of repairs and upgrade ability of a desktop, but a laptop sure would save me a lot of space. If you research ahead of time you'll find models that are easily maintained. Find a model you think you're interested in and then go to Yo...
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 882

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

called it
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 149
Views: 1466

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

just brew it! wrote:
bfg-9000 wrote:
Warning: cannot be unseen

Especially that last one! :o

Between this thread and Heiwashin in DYMT, I am doing great on my diet. :oops:
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 149
Views: 1466

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

That jellied whole chicken is thoroughly disturbing.

I put canned chicken breast meat in a pasta salad with elbow macaroni, green pepper, onion, colby cheese, and mayonnaise. It's pretty tasty with club crackers. Can't imagine getting it shaped like a whole chicken though.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 149
Views: 1466

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

I'm with whm1974 on this one: Treet is disgusting.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 149
Views: 1466

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

I've only ever eaten spam one of three ways:

* Baked in a casserole
* Fried on a sandwich with some good brown mustard
* Fried as a breakfast meat

It's been good like that, though. I could go for some right now.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1325
Views: 38670

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Is that the green washcloth? No way am I clicking that link to find out.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1325
Views: 38670

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The Egg wrote:
Thanks Heiwashin. Don't know if I'll be able to eat lunch today.

I'm trying to lose weight so I've bookmarked that post
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 577
Views: 68811

Re: What are you playing right now?

Super Empire Strikes Back. These SNES Star Wars games are some fun (if difficult) platformers.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 42
Views: 1342

Re: End of an E®A

The one in my town is still open, too, but I'm sure it's not long for this world. It's had the same sorts of signs on the front for what feels like months.
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1325
Views: 38670

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heiwashin wrote:
I don't even think of quiche as a pie. I think of it as a casserole that's been randomly dumped in a pie crust sometimes.

Same here. But I consider cheesecake to be pie. It's apparently somewhat controversial.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Baseball 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2562

Re: TR Baseball 2017

That's only possible when the pitcher records an out. Plenty of pitchers have come in and given up runs without getting anyone out. All those LOOGY types who have an outing go terribly wrong and give up a homer, for instance. No ERA because there's no pace to completing a game when that happens.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Seasonic Pulls the Plug on Review Samples - Retail Direct for Reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Seasonic Pulls the Plug on Review Samples - Retail Direct for Reviews

I worked for a company that would "cherry pick" the best units to be sent out for review. Reviews should be done the Consumer Reports way which is to obtain the samples from the same channels that the public would use. That's the implication here, with the added benefit of not making site...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Change Username
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Change Username

UberGerbil wrote:
Fun is fun

An age-old saying and it's definitely true. My daughter's favorite games are Minecraft on the Wii U and Roblox on the PC. Not games you're going to be cranking up the detail to enjoy.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Seasonic Pulls the Plug on Review Samples - Retail Direct for Reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Seasonic Pulls the Plug on Review Samples - Retail Direct for Reviews

I think it's cool. It's how everything should be. There HAVE been examples of "golden samples" in other areas in the past - Asus and MSI both got caught shipping graphics cards to reviewers in OC mode by default, for example. If they're just sending a chunk of PSUs to Newegg and then havin...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1325
Views: 38670

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

This gets me one step closer to my life-long dream of paying $30 for some self-delivering bananas.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3498

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

It sure as hell helps AMD to sell out of GPUs as fast as they can make them. Even if AMD isn't making more per card. Until an ASIC comes out and the craze dies. Miners are going to dump those things on eBay for next to nothing, and then AMD will have a hard time shifting cards. Thing is nobody know...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A crazy idea?
Replies: 42
Views: 982

Re: A crazy idea?

Is this just a can of worms if it keeps breaking and customers keep returning their broken objects that I fixed? I'm new to this thread, because I didn't see it before. Reading your original post, this is what I was thinking myself - it's just kind of asking for trouble and a big pain. It might wor...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Batman Ends
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Batman Ends

Captain Ned wrote:
Does Val Kilmer still resemble a beluga?

He apparently recently got over oral cancer.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017

All that aside, "bigger worlds" are technically possible as it is. You're limited by device storage at this point. The Xbox 360 and PS3 did pretty astounding things to run Grand Theft Auto 5, for example. Keeping track of what's going on in those worlds is another story, of course, but I'd...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017

What's a generation at this point? The XBOX is basically an XBO is basically a low-end PC. You're targeting a platform and an OS now, rather than specific hardware. For the forseeable future you'll have to test that lower hardware spec, but in 3-4 more years the XBOX will be $300 and Microsoft will ...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: How recursive is the real world?
Replies: 43
Views: 2295

Re: How recursive is the real world?

You are just doing retries. Could have just rewrite this without the "recusive" call. You are already doing the async pattern which can be tricky to begin with (no CancellationToken?). Besides, your DoSomething is sync, I am not sure why you want to make this async. Ninja: what's your err...