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by derFunkenstein
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Sports heroes

Without a doubt, my favorite athlete of all time was/is Bo Jackson. NFL statistics might not show it, but he was the greatest running back of all time. What incredible speed and strength rolled into a single package. BTW, "hero" is not a term I associate with sports figures or celebrities...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2729
Views: 98197

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I had to have one of these for my Calculus I class back in Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Six. I think we've stumbled upon a dating method for future archaeologists. Estimate the age of the geek by the calculator they used in college. :P The generation before mine used slide rules. I was pretty much r...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 83
Views: 12318

Re: Xbox One X

I think that's with the update this month though, not immediately? But yeah. Sucks that I don't think Freesync would work through my Dolby Atmos receiver tho...so I'd have to pick one feature or the other anyway Fortunately, it's usually pretty steady framerate anyway so I'm not that concerned. Doe...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen 2k Series + B350/x370 BIOS from e-tailers
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Ryzen 2k Series + B350/x370 BIOS from e-tailers

It could be a retailer problem. Maybe they're stocking too much. Or maybe mobo manufacturers are still shipping boards with old BIOSes because they've been in storage. It could be a manufacturer problem. Whatever it is, it's a huge inconvenience for buyers. AFAIK ASRock is the only one shipping Ryze...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2729
Views: 98197

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Ti-92 for me. Yeah, I was that guy. And holy crap, there's one on ebay for $20. I shouldn't be surprised, but wow :o I had to have one of these for my Calculus I class back in Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Six. I've forgotten almost everything from that class, but I got a C and it kept me from having...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Sports heroes

A Twitter thread took me back tonight. Thinking about growing up in the 80s and early 90s, who were my favorite athletes. Doesn't matter the sport, really, but for me the only sport has almost always been baseball. I was 7 when Don Denkinger won the World Series, but the Cardinals teams of the 80s h...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275

LostCat wrote:
I think a 4K Freesync mon with a system that can't even use 4K or Freesync is a bit of an odd choice unless you plan to get a GPU later.

++

Running a monitor at a non-native resolution is a blurry mess. I think you're just trading one problem (cramped monitor) for another (smeary mess).
by derFunkenstein
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: YALBT (Yet Another LED Bulb Thread)
Replies: 53
Views: 3122

Re: YALBT (Yet Another LED Bulb Thread)

Ah, I only really got on board with LED this past fall when some CFL bulbs started to die and my local stores quit carrying them. I only have the choice between incandescent and LED bulbs right now, which struck me as odd, but the LED bulb prices are down to sane levels, too.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: YALBT (Yet Another LED Bulb Thread)
Replies: 53
Views: 3122

Re: YALBT (Yet Another LED Bulb Thread)

Well then we're back to what to do with LED bulbs. I haven't personally had any die, and I understand what you're getting at, but it sounds like they're going to wind up in the landfill regardless, and that's unfortunate. I had just written what I'd do in such a case, and it sounds like it's not any...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: YALBT (Yet Another LED Bulb Thread)
Replies: 53
Views: 3122

Re: YALBT (Yet Another LED Bulb Thread)

Yeah but that's on them. I did the right thing by recycling it. /inserts head into sand
by derFunkenstein
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: YALBT (Yet Another LED Bulb Thread)
Replies: 53
Views: 3122

Re: YALBT (Yet Another LED Bulb Thread)

Our city does recycling pickup on garbage day (today incidentally). They just dump whatever's in the bin into the truck. Let the recycling plant figure it out. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Case selection for silence, on air?
Replies: 25
Views: 727

Re: Case selection for silence, on air?

1) 140mm fans are good, especially in the front panel, but 140mm in secondary fan locations isn't a necessity. There are plenty of silent 120mm fans out there. Definitely agree on this, but not just for noise reasons. I like having smaller, slower, and fewer fans for exhaust in order to keep positi...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 93285

Re: TR Haiku thread

What does it matter?
Cards are selling fast right now
Stupid crypto kids
by derFunkenstein
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 93285

Re: TR Haiku thread

Stupid YouTube song
Puts haikus inside my brain
I don't even want
by derFunkenstein
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 93285

Re: TR Haiku thread

sorry, just brew it
that last line's got too many
syllables in it
by derFunkenstein
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 93285

Re: TR Haiku thread

Murder coworkers
Everybody makes me freak
And I work from home
by derFunkenstein
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: AV1 Video Codec
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: AV1 Video Codec

For h.265, you have to pay expensive royalties to three separate patent consortia (MPEG LA, HEVC Advance, Velos) and, if you want to actually CYA legally, arrange licenses with fifteen other individual companies which hold h.265 patents but have not joined any consortium. This kind of disastrous le...
by derFunkenstein
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: PC is stuck on black screen/sleep on boot up
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: PC is stuck on black screen/sleep on boot up

I'm super-confused. If there's no processor in the new motherboard, then it won't boot. Are you saying that when a CPU is installed, it still won't?
by derFunkenstein
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 967

Re: Midwest blizzard

Breezy and 47F in Peoria. Low of 27F isn't all that unusual. Pretty normal for early spring. I had no idea there was a "blizzard" coming in mid-April, but this is some goofy weather.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: Post Your Old Games!

I don't currently have any of the stuff upon which I cut my gaming teeth. A VIC20 with Q-Bert, Omega Race, Tooth Invaders and a triple-pack of Scott Adams text adventures (Pirate's Cove, The Count, and Voodoo Castle). An Atari 2600 with Combat, Moon Patrol, and Pitfall. The Atari still works but it'...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3749
Views: 542932

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Black Stone Cherries - Rain Wizard The talk of Wizards reminded me that this song exists. https://youtu.be/org1ITRGGNg Good song. Just watched an interview last week that Chris Robertson did at Anderton’s a year or so ago with Lee after he got a PRS SE model endorsement. Seemed like a really down t...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Battletech game coming out

I backed it way back in 2015. It's a bout freakin time it comes out.

I love tabletop Battletech. I spent hours and hours with the Drawing Board program just designing stuff. I also really dug the MechCommander games.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 1709

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

Should mean some meaningful price drops on first-gen Ryzens. Might be time for me to finally pull the trigger. $220 for a 1700 in the deals post yesterday. That's 33% since launch, and like $40 off the current recommended price. Memory is still expensive though. Not saving anything on a whole syste...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 450
Views: 22981

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Sorry if I keep referencing videos but sometimes the language barrier keeps in the way and it is easier to link a video or an article. One simple question: How old were you on May 25, 1977? I happened to be 13 at the time. Just want to see which era of fan I'm reading, as it seems to be important f...
by derFunkenstein
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10/1709, A crash, boot into NEW desktop...?
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: W10/1709, A crash, boot into NEW desktop...?

Doing a lot testing OCing/volt dropping/crashing etc.

I found the problem.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 353
Views: 20089

Re: So who here is actually mining?

but I don't want a promotion. :p

(also, not an engineer)
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4422

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

whm1974 wrote:
End User wrote:

Is it? Actually Apple so-called abandonment of x86 is pretty far from inevitable as neither Apple or for that matter you have shown that they have a viable ARM processor to replace it in the near future.

It's the Verge. They're hip and trendy.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: I broke down -
Replies: 27
Views: 1941

Re: I broke down -

Looks like Dells 13.3" Ryzen builds just hit the market...a couple I definitely would've wanted just showed up at my local BB. They ship with single channel memory, but you can add a stick. I nearly bought the Inspiron 7000 2 in 1 with the 2500U but it's 1.3 pounds (over 50%) heavier than the ...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED] Cheap laptop with good keyboard.
Replies: 25
Views: 698

Re: Cheap laptop with good keyboard.

Also, dear Apple lovers, I understand that you like your keyboards, but from an ergonomics standpoint they are a cancer that has harmed the industry; In terms of ergonomics they are professionally (ie, in the professional judgement of qualified physiotherapists, doctors and ergonomics experts) quan...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?

It'll be out sometime before it's needed, and it'll be become necessary sometime after release.