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by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

My experience isn't recent, but professors were always quirky like that. Some simply didn't want the hassle of dealing with getting files in outdated formats or programs they didn't use. Only accepting paper was the usual result. Edit: I'll add that the profs that allowed digital files for assignme...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Average fuel consumption
Replies: 45
Views: 878

Re: Average fuel consumption

synthtel2 wrote:
semi-binary

but isn't binary, itself, binary? Either it is or it isn't and there' can't be a semi-binary or else there are >2 states. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Average fuel consumption
Replies: 45
Views: 878

Re: Average fuel consumption

If you want to go faster, you want to go faster as quickly as possible. Are you that guy who has to jackrabbit between stop signs? He's obviously never driven in the snow. :lol: Also, if I jam on the gas even on dry pavement, I could spin the wheels in my old Ford Ranger, because it was RWD and the...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Something else kind of obnoxious is that he wants assignments turned in as printed paper rather than electronic form submitted through Blackboard, and as a result we're not allowed to hand them in early. Why not just have us turn in a PDF?
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I could've almost forgiven him if he'd said FX series, though at this point you'd practically have to be living in a cave to have not heard of it. Actually, same could be said for Ryzen given all the hype it got. If he hadn't professed his "enthusiast" status I'd have let it go, but he ha...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Vhalidictes, I've also resembled it, but I always hate myself for it afterwards. And we were in a bad way last night. I'd like to think he was, to extent, shooting off the cuff. The class is designed to prepare us for MCSA SQL Server certification exams , and part of that administration exam include...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: BIOS not showing up my SSDs
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: BIOS not showing up my SSDs

Can you confirm which ports the drives are plugged into? Assuming the system in your signature is the one we're talking about, the P8Z77-V has a SATA controller from ASMedia onboard. It's quite likely that the BIOS won't see drives plugged into those ports. So it could just be that everything is wor...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The DBA class I'm in is being taught by a guy younger than me which does nothing for my ego. :lol: But we're one session in and he's already stepped in it with me a couple times. He's bright, but he knows it and he's not afraid to tell you, and he likes to brag about his employer's clientele. All th...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 161
Views: 4219

Re: Video card prices

Whatever it is, it's bad news for PC gamers hoping for devs to push the limits of hardware. The closest you can get right now to a gaming card at MSRP is a $150 Gigabyte RX 560 4GB (1024SP version).
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I was just thinking that a lot of guys here could be "the guy to call" for questions about music and other assorted similar trivia pre Google. I'm in the generation that only remembers enough related information to get to things on Google and fill in the blanks there. There's no point to ...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 161
Views: 4219

Re: Video card prices

Pretty soon people will start porting mining apps to Xbox One X, onto which you can side-load apps pretty easily.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 243
Views: 11580

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

This surprises me as much as anyone else; Disney should have been a good steward of the franchise since it likes money and is typically competent if not great at filmmaking. Disney does love money and that seems to be the kind of movie that it made. It's the hardcore SW fans I know that didn't like...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 243
Views: 11580

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Well, since so many folks here seem to share this sentiment, here's a question: If folks like Ep4, 5, and 6 but loathe Ep1, 2, and 3, and don't like Ep7 and 8 to varying degrees, at what point does Star Wars just become bad? Bad as in, "that's a bad fictional universe and not worth my time"...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 243
Views: 11580

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Disney never promised that every Star Wars novel was canon. In fact, tearing apart the EU was about the first thing they did with the license.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Oh, well, nevermind then. :lol: I'm pretty sure I made money on my 1997 Ford Ranger. I put around 60k on it for work in the five years I traveled (out of 150k or so total that I put on it). Bought it from my cousin for what she owed on it after she had her baby and needed a family vehicle, which was...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The GSA mileage reimbursement rate pays for the cars anyways. This would be a big deal if I traveled for work like you do. Definitely understand your purchasing plan. If it pays for the car in 2-3 years and you can drive it for 5 or so, you're actually making money on the car (and that's even consi...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

From Chicago or not you'd have to be a real dolt to not get a reference to one of the most famous rock songs released the year I was born (1978). It helps that Styx is one of my favorite bands, like, ever. (edit: Wikipedia says the song wasn't released as a single until 1979, but we all know the alb...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR has fallen victim to Intel's CPU Bug!
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: TR has fallen victim to Intel's CPU Bug!

The mobile version of the site doesn't have any side panels to attack, but I found another manifestation of this vulnerability: no top posts!
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1369

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Doesn't that just negate the advantage of having an SSD in the first place? All of the regularly accessed user files are still sitting on a slow disk. The OS might boot faster but if the complaint is that the system is slow, either it will still be "too slow" trying to open files or there...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

My best up front guess, almost certainly pot cleanliness. 10 to 1 they're leaving in old, overheated and burned dehydrated coffee at the bottom when they make a new pot sometimes. absolutely. Still, nothing is worse than the cup of coffee I got from Casey's at 11:30 Friday night. I could tell as I ...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1369

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

memory compatibility for me became much improved in July or August, but there has been a steady drip of updates since.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Not to mention that the coffee is probably also pre-measured. I worked in a restaurant for several years while I was trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. The vendor had taken care of everything from picking out the machines we used to how much coffee when into each batch. The cof...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 77
Views: 3438

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

just brew it! wrote:
I love the replaceable battery in my LG G4. :wink:

Just about the last of a dying breed, though. LG G5 had it, but G6 not so much...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

krazyredboy wrote:
Yeah, but that was only for several months... I hadn't posted in over 4 years! Plus, now that I've been homeless for 7 months, I can't use the "I'm building something, so I'm too busy" excuse.

Yikes, that sucks. Also valid. :o
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3581
Views: 528220

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The auto-tuned Kurt Cobain that's making the rounds is breaking my brain.

https://vimeo.com/249694026
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2415
Views: 78820

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

krazyredboy wrote:
Evidently... I haven't been in the DYMT forum since Jan 01, 2014.

I had yet to post in the new and improved DYMT (Now, Imi's Legacy) up until now.

So... how's y'all doin'?

I think I may have a bit of catching up to do...

You have a valid excuse, with all your PC construction projects going on.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 161
Views: 4219

Re: Video card prices

DPete27 wrote:
Ah, yes it looks like Ethereum mining profitability is back up to ~$140/month on an RX580 (26MH/s). That would explain a lot.

At four hundred and fifty dollars per card, you've got to mine for four months before you turn a profit, assuming that figure already accounts for energy costs.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 77
Views: 3438

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

Let me know how your iPhone handles on those winding mountain roads. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 77
Views: 3438

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

It's still a goodwill gesture to the 90+% (total guess, but I have a feeling that number is low) of people who haven't opened their phones and messed with the guts themselves. For the techies that open their own equipment by removing glue and two-sided tape, you're free to replace your battery again...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 77
Views: 3438

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

Wait wait wait...someone other than Apple opened the device, and you expect them to work on it? I wouldn't expect any tech company to do what you think Apple should be doing, if the device was opened and serviced by a non-authorized service provider.