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by derFunkenstein
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 149
Views: 8646

Re: Battletech game coming out

Man, I forgot how bad a shot everybody is when they're not maxed out on 10 gunnery.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 149
Views: 8646

Re: Battletech game coming out

Big patch dropped, including some extra "mods" for added difficulty. Also a fix for how long it takes the save game list to load, which was growing way too long as the list gets upwards of 100+ saves all without any user intervention. It was getting silly. https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/fo...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 37
Views: 2182

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

Free OneDrive/Google Drive works for me when I just need to upload some images and link them somewhere.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I have a guy lined up, someone I've known for a long time who does work out of his garage. I basically just used Firestone as a low-cost estimator (ran me $30 for them to dig into it) and then I could tell him what they told me, and I sent him a picture of the estimate that had all the part numbers ...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Ask for an itemized quote and go somewhere else. Check Craigslist for locals doing garage repairs. I used to get killer deals from weekend mechanics. That's what I'm looking for, honestly. I got the itemized estimate. Condenser + drier - $582.99 Hose assembly - $153.99 5 hours of labor - $495 AC sy...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

AC in my car is dead. Took it to Firestone. Cracked condenser and a hose kit needs replaced. $1500 quote, but only 5 hours of labor. Their labor is $80/hr, so that means their parts are $1100. Really, $1000, since they say charging it is $100 and included in the estimate. So I start looking around o...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 149
Views: 8646

Re: Battletech game coming out

That's something cool the Bioware titles like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale did really well - they'd show every roll and every piece of math that went into each attempted strike. I'd love an option to see that in this game.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 149
Views: 8646

Re: Battletech game coming out

I wouldn't even use jump jets if it wasn't for the extra walking distance they give you. Another thing that's totally weird about this game. I don't want to come off like I'm totally disgusted with the game. It's exceptionally fun and really great. Easily my top game of 2018 so far, and it'll take a...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 149
Views: 8646

Re: Battletech game coming out

Ugh. Every time I get into a detail about how this game works it's so very different from the tabletop. Doesn't stop it from being fun, just kind of like "Everything you know is wrong". I've been doing headshots with big missile carriers thinking I was going to do more damage than that. In...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2166

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

chuckula wrote:
End User wrote:
I'll believe it when I see it.

My GTX 1080 is in dire need of an upgrade. :(

Nvidia can afford to wait as they are the performance king.


May I suggest THIS UPGRADE.

Those are some powerful ARMs you've got there.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 149
Views: 8646

Re: Battletech game coming out

Well, it's supposed to be rare, because it's rare in the tabletop game. Your chances are better of hitting with at least one if you are firing a lot of weapons or if you're firing missiles. Missiles on the tabletop game are kind of AoE (where the area is the target mech). Fire 3 LRM 15s and you've g...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 149
Views: 8646

Re: Battletech game coming out

Same. You're better off just focusing down the center torso. Headshots are basically impossible, even when it says "18%".
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So, mechanical keyboards
Replies: 145
Views: 15960

Re: So, mechanical keyboards

Calling Cherry MX "Budweiser" is kind of an insult to the MX switches, which are still great. I'd equate Budweiser with membrane switches and Cherry MX would be some more upscale mass-produced sort of thing. :lol:

Maybe membranes are Natty Lite and the Cherry clones are Budweiser.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 149
Views: 8646

Re: Battletech game coming out

Wow. You're still using the Leopard? That's pretty insane.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battletech game coming out
Replies: 149
Views: 8646

Re: Battletech game coming out

Well that was just super. Loved the final mission. Really enjoy the game mechanics. Still floating around the galaxy and taking contracts. Hopefully I can keep my head above water without the steady stream of contracts from the main story. Can't wait to play a lot more of this. Also keep in mind th...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

The official rules say up to two weeks, so it might be a bit yet.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

farmpuma wrote:
Raccoons like to crap in high places. I have a haymow carpeted with it.

I'm sure it's because it's generally safer from predators, but tha'ts gotta be a pain.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!
Replies: 18
Views: 856

Re: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!

Oh, sorry. Their first re-entry to the discrete market. The first RajaChip.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!
Replies: 18
Views: 856

Re: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!

While we're talking about things that Intel has confirmed, they've also confirmed the first discrete graphics products will hit in 2020:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/intel ... 2018-06-12
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation

well, for AVX-512 to get wide acceptance, a wide variety of tasks need to be able to use it on a wide variety of hardware. It's still pretty new, but I figure if it makes it into (for example) lots of video or audio production software and plugins, it'll be more important. Video transcoding would be...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation

Isn't AVX-512 the new hotness? I mean, as a competitive advantage. Why would Intel disable it?
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!
Replies: 18
Views: 856

Re: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!

To understand his mind you must only look at a sports fanatic. I follow a lot of Cardinals fans on Twitter. They alternate among three states: actively cheering on the team, sarcastically cutting down the team, or actively angry when the Cubs do well. I've seen all three of those in Chuck as it rela...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

If he was using a very old Windows phone then he might have had a micro SIM instead of a nano SIM (which all iPhones have used for a long time now). Also that voicemail thing. I can put the SIM from my Pixel into my iPhone 6S and everything works except for voicemail, because of what I described ear...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 40
Views: 1348

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

My goodness. Can't you guys just offer words of encouragement, consolation, or something a little more respectful than debating whether it was possible for him to commit suicide? None of us know what was really going on in his life, let alone what went on that particular day. Trying to deduce what ...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 82
Views: 8192

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Arrested Development season 5 is pretty decent. And honestly, the re-cut of season 4 was much more enjoyable than the original take.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

International House of BS, amirite My old windows phone died its' final death (draining batteries within 2-3 hours of standby, wifi not working)....so I wound up with an iPhone....god I hate OS, but there weren't a ton of options on short notice and I need a working phone with my cell number since i...
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Asrock P67 Extreme OC
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Asrock P67 Extreme OC

if it lost CMOS settings, it could also need the battery replaced, maybe? I mean once you get it figured out.
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Pet peeve: Robocall that immediately puts you on hold when you pick up. Great way to guarantee that I won't talk to you. These days I need to talk to so few people, and with the localized spoofing spam I simply don't answer my phone. People that need me know to get me a text or email. This, and als...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, that's how I tend to review things, too. 5-10 at a time.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heiwashin wrote:
I sometimes get multiple emails asking for reviews. Guaranteed way to not get one.

Guaranteed way to get a bad one. "Won't stop spamming me after the sale"