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by derFunkenstein
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2170
Views: 70799

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

From "hope they don't fire me" to "looking for office space" is quite a leap. :lol: I feel like I'm perpetually looking over my shoulder, not just personally but for my department. We're always a positive contribution to the bottom line, but not a huge one and the people at the t...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2170
Views: 70799

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

yes, but what about home invasions from moose and squirrel?
by derFunkenstein
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2170
Views: 70799

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Have to say, being able to do a lot of my holiday shopping online during my commute is pretty sweet. Turns what would've been (in years gone by) wasted time into something that actually reduces the overall stress level of the holidays. It's definitely been nice. Around 90% of my shopping has been d...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 25
Views: 1204

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

whm1974 wrote:
No one else is joining in?

But I don't want to go bankrupt?

-or-

join in what?
by derFunkenstein
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 36
Views: 673

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

Chrispy_ wrote:
Image

wth who has three ears?
by derFunkenstein
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 36
Views: 673

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

My guess is even a $100 pair (Sennheiser HD280) sound better than speakercans.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 36
Views: 673

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

My goodness, give it more than three hours.

And no, I've never heard (harrr) of this brand. Probably some fly-by-night Kickstarter fad or a shell company to sell stuff made by some Chinese ODM. Bet you can find the same thing with a new name on AliExpress.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What's causing this odd behavior?
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: What's causing this odd behavior?

The only time I've seen this is when the game's full-screen resolution doesn't match the desktop resolution. Then again, most of my video cards have been AMD, so I'd expect that kind of thing sometimes. No ideas why it's happening on a 1080. This has been happening to me on my GTX 1070. It's manife...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2170
Views: 70799

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Ah, OK. I already have his entire dicography on CD, so when I got the email announciation I just kind of tossed it. It's cool looking but I just don't want to have one more thing that sits around looking pretty (I mean, I'm obviously enough for that category on my own).
by derFunkenstein
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2170
Views: 70799

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Looks like an accordion-styled refrigerator. Or maybe a smoker box. Something kitschy kitchen, anyway.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Forums on Mobile Small Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Forums on Mobile Small Issue

Weird. Looks fine in Chrome on my Pixel 2, which is a 1080p device.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10506

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I'm still friends with my main "group" of friends from high school. A few of us went to college together too, so that helped. I have been to zero reunion type functions. Though it sounds like I enjoyed high school more than most of you in this thread. My aversion to Facebook has caused me...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10506

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

tfp wrote:
Have you been to college or work in tech?

I've done those things. :p
by derFunkenstein
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10506

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I know two different people that have finished Ironman Wisconsin. That includes a full marathon and 112 miles of riding a bike (and a 2+ mile swim). If biking and "jogging" are not a sport, I don't know what is. :lol: Dexter Holland is one of my heroes. I've been listening to the Offspring...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10506

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I'm pretty sure you know my meaning. On top of that, MOST teams spend as little as necessary and try to build their rosters through smart drafting, only signing free agents to big bucks if they fill a need. I mean, can anybody reasonably accuse the Seattle Mariners of "buying a championship&qu...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2170
Views: 70799

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It didn't affect anybody else, and my experience didn't dissuade people from taking it. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2170
Views: 70799

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Had something weird happen last night. A bunch of co-workers were going out for pizza and beer after work, and I decided to join them. I was allergic to something; I'm guessing maybe a substance on the rim of the beer glass. My lower lip started to itch, and swelled up. I was starting to seriously ...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10506

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Teams = STATISTICS Don't tell whm that there are organizations that constantly work to better understand (and more importantly predict) athletes' performance. Mathematical formulas that try to quantify a player's value and his contributions to his team. There's a recent, decidedly-geeky podcast tal...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10506

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

given to me by the Knights of Columbus when I was 18 for Xmas. I gave it to my 8 year old brother. My point is...did you try it? Did you try any sports? You can't say you hate something if you never tried it. Yes I was forced to play sports against my will during PE. :evil: Oh cry me a river. Next ...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Any thoughts on this build?
Replies: 22
Views: 970

Re: Any thoughts on this build?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
I sent this list to Santa:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kB8rzM

Santa offered to drop that one off at my house, and I took him up on it.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 802

Re: Chopped down RX 560s

Yeah AMD is clearly washing its hands of this and throwing the board partners under the bus. "They wanted it! We gave it to them!"
by derFunkenstein
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 802

Re: Chopped down RX 560s

AMD claims the obfuscation is not intentional on their part: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3240264/components-graphics/amd-quietly-radeon-rx-560-graphics-cards-worse.html It’s correct that 14 Compute Unit (896 stream processors) and 16 Compute Unit (1024 stream processor) versions of the Radeon RX...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: HP Prodesk G4 400 video card upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: HP Prodesk G4 400 video card upgrade

@derFunkenstein It's the 4K monitor attached. 4K playback is horrible as well, whether is YouTube 4K, Vimeo 4K or offline playback from my drive. In that case I don't really see anything wrong with the memory consumption in a system with 8GB. If 4K playback is awful, too, then you're probably right...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: HP Prodesk G4 400 video card upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: HP Prodesk G4 400 video card upgrade

Well it says 7.4GB on the left, and since you're using integrated graphics that makes sense. I dare say the memory usage looks pretty normal with what you've got there. ~3GB of application usage, 5.6GB total usage leaves around 2.4 used by Windows and the smaller-footprinted processes. With absolute...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2170
Views: 70799

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Insomnia the night before my first final exam? Don't mind if I do.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10506

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Chrispy_, your Venn diagram is missing a lot. Nerds/jocks who are very open about their phobia, and actual normal people who are neither nerds nor jocks. :p
by derFunkenstein
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Bounties 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 12570

Re: TR Bounties 2017

I was in a totally untenable position. I needed both Carr and the Pittsburgh defense to put up big numbers, which was going to be impossible.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10506

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I love sports. I played varsity baseball in high school (catcher and RF. I had a good arm and a little power, but I wasn't fast, and have too much swing-and-miss in my swing) and did a lot of lifting and running in the offseason. I wasn't good enough to play in college so that's where it ended, but ...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 802

Re: Chopped down RX 560s

chuckula wrote:
Who do they think they are... Ngreedia??!?!?!

It'd be really fun if it came to light that this was Raja's last decision before his "sabbatical" and ultimate departure from AMD.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 802

Chopped down RX 560s

PC World has a story about some changes AMD (apparently) made to the RX 560 line: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3240264/components-graphics/amd-quietly-radeon-rx-560-graphics-cards-worse.html The short version, as posted on AMD's site is that the RX 560 now has either 14 or 16 CUs for 896 stream p...