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by derFunkenstein
Fri May 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2877
Views: 109823

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Why are all the major news outlets running stories about the guy who stayed in his Hawaii home at the eruption site after the evacuation order, and had his leg shattered by a "lava bomb"? The guy's an idiot. We're rewarding his stupidity by giving him his 15 minutes of fame. It makes peop...
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 24, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Unsurprising turn of events: Essential looking for a buyout
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Unsurprising turn of events: Essential looking for a buyout

Imagine a company with no carrier relationship releasing an oft-delayed Android flagship phone with a (flagship-crippling) defective camera as its only product, and then imagine that company tanking less than a year after said uninspired product is released. I mean, that doesn't work for HTC, how co...
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 101
Views: 4824

Re: Battletech game coming out

Machine guns (not auto cannons) and small lasers are great if you've got a mech with a ton of armor that does a lot of melee fighting. They're just bonus damage on top of your melee attack. Punch, MG, small laser. I've one-shotted a few smaller mechs using a Dragon with a bunch of small-range weapon...
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 24, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2877
Views: 109823

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Man, I must not be important enough, or maybe I'm expendable, but I've just never done 14-hour days as punishment for using a day or two of vacation time. My boss is pretty good about making sure we don't burn ourselves out.
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2877
Views: 109823

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I'm gonna start using that in all my PowerPoints.
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 101
Views: 4824

Re: Battletech game coming out

I moved a mech and the game got stuck. It zoomed in to follow me walking and then just stopped. I couldn't move the screen, couldn't click on anything, just stood there. Not sure where the auto-save is. I let it sit like that for 20 minutes and then just quit, since I couldn't save. I was technical...
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 21, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 101
Views: 4824

Re: Battletech game coming out

Last time I thought I hit a bug I didn't. This time I hit a bug and I'm pretty sure it's a bug. I'm playing the mission where you get ambushed coming out of the hidden facility while controlling a whole new pile of old mechs . I got almost to what I think is the final objective while artillery is fa...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 3289

Re: Sports heroes

Ken Griffey Jr, Edgar Martinez (Better get in the HoF next year!), and for announcers, Dave Niehaus. Dave Niehaus was pretty great. I only got to listen to him on occasion when Fox Sports Midwest would sometimes carry out-of-market games in the early 2000s. Back when RSNs weren't all about the $$$ ...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 18, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Website Font on Mac and Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Re: Website Font on Mac and Windows

Does fonts look different on Mac and Windows? I was testing one of our client's website on a MacBook and a Lenovo Windows Laptop. I noticed that the fonts on this website https://www.plumbwize.ca/ look very different. Is there a fix to this? This is the first time I'm encountering anything like thi...
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 18, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1082
Views: 87641

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Well now I'm looking at reverse-osmosis in-home (under-sink) kits for drinking water purposes. We have a charcoal filter for our in-fridge water system, and it does pretty decently. I'm not in a hurry to do any work or add any upgrades, but it's fun to read.
by derFunkenstein
Wed May 16, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?
Replies: 24
Views: 1120

Re: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?

...use the reclaimed desk space for something far more useful than a monitor stand. ahem.... More people should use desk mounts for monitor(s). They're so nice for freeing up desk space, especially when you start getting into >1 monitor. And that particular mount is very high quality. I waxed poeti...
by derFunkenstein
Wed May 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 101
Views: 4824

Re: Battletech game coming out

Looks like I'm only about half-way through. I would definitely be interested in buying more single-player content. Maybe put it in a different timeline so we can get more mechs. With priority missions that take me sometimes upwards of an hour or more to complete and side-quests that aren't that long...
by derFunkenstein
Wed May 16, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1082
Views: 87641

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I should note that our water tastes great! People who are used to city water say the water tastes sweet. I say city water has a nasty after taste of every mile of pipe it traveled through to get to your house. I grew up on a well and had a similar experience. I loved our water, and I hate the water...
by derFunkenstein
Tue May 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 101
Views: 4824

Re: Battletech game coming out

I got kind of stuck on the mission with the trucks carrying ammo . My problem is time and money. I have played myself into a corner by spending so much on the Argo. While I have the cash in my coffers to re-spec my mechs, I don't also have the money for monthly finances. I can't even travel to anoth...
by derFunkenstein
Tue May 15, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1082
Views: 87641

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

:lol: :lol: you guys are funny. Soap! HA! :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Fri May 11, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: IT ticketing software
Replies: 22
Views: 2516

Re: IT ticketing software

I'll throw a hat in for Jira, its nice, and if you want a hosted managed service instead, I've been using ServiceNow for about the last 5 years at various clients, also works quite well, and is also adaptable if you should need it. The problem with as you can read above is that SNOW can be cumberso...
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 10, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A hacker is pictured
Replies: 18
Views: 1410

Re: A hacker is pictured

Captain Ned wrote:
the wrote:
Real hackers know how to hack time.

This is how one hacks time.

Gene Ray knew something about hacking time.
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2877
Views: 109823

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Get well soon, man. Hope it turns out to have been worth it. :)
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: TR Fantasy Football 2018

I'm not going to play this year. I did last year just to keep even teams. Cuhulin is welcome to my slot; I just deleted my team from the Bounties league.
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 708
Views: 96053

Re: What are you playing right now?

jokinin wrote:
I'm playing Starcraft 2 campaign. Bought the game some years ago and never really played it. Not sure if I'll get the expansion though.

Did you at least sign into the game shortly after it went free-to-play? if so you would have gotten Heart of the Swarm for free.
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 10, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A hacker is pictured
Replies: 18
Views: 1410

Re: A hacker is pictured

Excellent!
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 10, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A hacker is pictured
Replies: 18
Views: 1410

Re: A hacker is pictured

And when Neo isn't playing with the source code, he'll be playing Ted "Theodore" Logan once again. Let's all hope that the rule of the third established by Neo doesn't hold true for Bill & Ted. it'd be great if we could get a new Bill and Ted sequel. Their Bogus Journey was a terrible...
by derFunkenstein
Thu May 10, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A hacker is pictured
Replies: 18
Views: 1410

Re: A hacker is pictured

drfish wrote:
That's because he doesn't have to... :o

he has hacked into the primary physics mainframe, and the bullets are scared of him so they fly off their trajectory. or maybe he emits "reverse gravity" as a result of his hacking exploits and pushes all objects away from him.
by derFunkenstein
Wed May 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9205

Re: MCU

The Deadpool 2 trailer actually plays it up, with Deadpool calling Cable "Thanos".

And no, not bothered by it.
by derFunkenstein
Wed May 09, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 101
Views: 4824

Re: Battletech game coming out

Hey Ben! How's school!? So far so good, thanks for asking. :) Took a final last night and solidified my A in that class, another final tonight, and one last one tomorrow. Then I'm done til fall. After that one go-back to an earlier load I made some better financial decisions--I'm now $9.5 million i...
by derFunkenstein
Wed May 09, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 101
Views: 4824

Re: Battletech game coming out

Is there a setting for difficulty level that I have ignored? I ask because other than having to go back to restart from an earlier load to avoid bankruptcy and rethink my financial strategy, I've never lost a mission, never had to replay a mission and never had to withdraw from a mission--BUT, none...
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1188

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

well if you're saving money and it's at least comparable that's a win, right?
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1188

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

What's your download right now? Anything south of 25mbit I think you'd notice a big difference, particularly while people are streaming to their tablets. Anything above that and my guess is no, you won't notice much difference. I have a fiber connection not because I wanted fiber or even wanted the ...
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 07, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/05/07/no-amd-is-not-banning-newest-radeon-gpu-partner-from-selling-in-europe/#782064cb3802 Former AMD marketing guy says AMD is not banning ASRock from selling cards in Europe. Maybe not the best choice of people to write this article. :lol: Anyway, h...
by derFunkenstein
Mon May 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 101
Views: 4824

Re: Battletech game coming out

Yeah, man. This game is getting to be pretty brutal. Not a complaint, because so far I've been able to get through them, but especially where you have a time crunch (x turns before something happens) it's seriously challenging.