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by superjawes
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4495
Views: 186441

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I had my first (probably last) experience at Native Grill & Wings this weekend. Was super disappointed in the food (and service). I bring this up because I had to satisfy my hot wing craving by making my own. I used a steam first, bake later method (a la Good Eats ), that I can wholly recommend....
by superjawes
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 217
Views: 19114

Re: MCU

Yeah, Endgame seems like the "peak" of comic book films. I suspect that Marvel will continue to be mega successful (they've kept the MCU in great shape for 11 years), but I don't think a single film/event will ever reach that scope, scale, or success (at least not any time soon). The next ...
by superjawes
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 217
Views: 19114

Re: MCU

Yoooooooo. If you've seen Endgame , there's a new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer out today. It confirms some of the multiverse speculation. Also, we get some more of Samuel L. Jackson having fun with this character. This aged...interestingly. Good Spider-Man flick. Probably not as good as Into t...
by superjawes
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Prime Day 2019 is two days
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Prime Day 2019 is two days

I feel like I should have resisted...but $90 (down from ~$160 typical) for a Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor was too good to pass.
by superjawes
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute
Replies: 22
Views: 346

Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Cool stuff. I knew the anniversary was coming up, but it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder (and the link Usacomp). I also just recently built the Lego Apollo Saturn V , and Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander . My first lego builds in over 20 years; now I just have to finish up my plan to display th...
by superjawes
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: cables/wires for custom USBs
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: cables/wires for custom USBs

You're dealing with transmission lines for RF frequencies here, so you need to pay careful attention to characteristic impedance to avoid reflections which will degrade signal integrity. Ethernet twisted pair is 100 ohm, while USB is 90 ohm. Close enough that it should work... most of the time... b...
by superjawes
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1992

Re: NFL 2019

Yeah, I'm 100% behind full-time officials. At the bare minimum they should make referees full time. That would ensure that every crew is being led by someone doing it as a career. Hopefully this is just a short-term thing. 2019 is the last year of the officiating CBA, and this move is clearly a dire...
by superjawes
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 438
Views: 8705

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

The horse/automobile comparison is invalid. Horses take a very long time to manufacture, require long rest periods, are susceptible to disease, and are frequently written off as a total loss if damage occurs. On top of that, they are quite expensive to manufacture and maintain. The mass production o...
by superjawes
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15344

Re: Something's different...

Hmmm, the affiliate redirects could be a significant money maker. My church is pushing us to register with the local supermarkets to get the 2% kickback for charity. Seems like affiliate redirects could be a real revenue stream, better than advertising perhaps. How does that work? Could every link ...
by superjawes
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15344

Re: Something's different...

Wow, new owners. It's clear TR needed something drastic to keep relevant. But it's still around simply because the community has kept it around. The community is the biggest asset this site has. I agree, the community is the biggest asset on the site. However, I strongly disagree about "the co...
by superjawes
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4495
Views: 186441

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

For today's "questions no one ever asked", ponder this: Can the Apollo Guidance Computer (yes, the one that flew 50 years ago) mine bitcoin? Well, it can, but poorly, with each hash computation taking 10 seconds. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/07/computer-from-nasas-apollo-progr...
by superjawes
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Introducting Starcraft: Cartooned
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Introducting Starcraft: Cartooned

I installed it last night and played a few rounds, I must say I quite like it. Cabot animation did an outstanding job on it. I'm not too sure about the longevity of it but its really neat. Not that it's a bad thing, but it seems like a relatively low-effort way of Blizzard milking the game for more...
by superjawes
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Introducting Starcraft: Cartooned
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Introducting Starcraft: Cartooned

It's basically just Starcraft: Remastered, but with toony, flash-esque graphics. It's an interesting take on the classic.

Link to the announcement on starcraft.com
by superjawes
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15344

Re: Something's different...

One more thing for the list of stuff to fix - the thumbs up/down buttons seem to allow infinite votes if you refresh the page. Hmm, I'm not able to reproduce that. It's a weird bug, but I was able to add three five to one of your comments on today's shortbread. The "first approval" reply ...
by superjawes
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15344

Re: Something's different...

Got a new request: please add the ability to edit comments on articles. Sacrificed a comment to the redesign kraken and noticed that I can only add new comments. I don't really want to flood comments/replies because of messups on my end :lol: Yeah, this particular req has been mentioned before but ...
by superjawes
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15344

Re: Something's different...

Got a new request: please add the ability to edit comments on articles.

Sacrificed a comment to the redesign kraken and noticed that I can only add new comments. I don't really want to flood comments/replies because of messups on my end :lol:
by superjawes
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15344

Re: Something's different...

So at least someone asks: is there any way to just revert back to the old design and put the new one in a beta test? I see a lot of potential in the new design, but it needs to get back a lot of the stuff from the old, and tweaking that in a closed, opt-in environment would probably ease the transi...
by superjawes
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15344

Re: Something's different...

So at least someone asks: is there any way to just revert back to the old design and put the new one in a beta test? I see a lot of potential in the new design, but it needs to get back a lot of the stuff from the old, and tweaking that in a closed, opt-in environment would probably ease the transit...
by superjawes
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mass Transit Safety
Replies: 31
Views: 948

Re: Mass Transit Safety

Are criminals really going to make heavy use of a system that puts them on a fixed route with lots of witnesses? Worried about terrorism? We already have mass transit in the largest US city AND the nation's capital. Those are the most likely targets for a terrorist to have the greatest effect, yet I...
by superjawes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 907
Views: 124019

Re: What are you playing right now?

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. It was absolutely worth the wait from when I kickstarted this back in 2015. IGA has made an excellent game and gave me those SotN vibes back from when I first played that. Anyone that likes Castlevania or metroidvania games should check it out for sure. Yes. Very ...
by superjawes
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The roof needs a repair
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: The roof needs a repair

I was going to say something similar. Stateside, it's SOP to get the property inspected prior to finalizing a home purchase. It's meant to catch things like this to protect the new owners(/would-be owners). And of course IANAL, but from a few quick searches it looks like there should have been an in...
by superjawes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Need new tires
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: Need new tires

Question 1: do you want a single set of tires, or can you purchase and manage two sets? Summer tires are designed to have the right level of "softness" in warm conditions and will work well in wet and dry conditions (in warm weather). They'll get harder in cold weather, though, and they wo...
by superjawes
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 438
Views: 8705

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Once these get charging stations, it would be quite easy for an extended range EV to get from end of the province to the other. I'm waiting for the ubiquity of 400 miles range in 10 minutes or less. If you want to break the hold hydrocarbons have on transportation, you have to meet/exceed hydrocarb...
by superjawes
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"
Replies: 32
Views: 1127

Re: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"

So my question: Do any of you redeem those? It has always seemed like a hassle to me so I never did it. But now I'm wondering if I should reconsider. I never could be arsed to do that. Why would I redeem a code for an inferior streaming version? Because you still have the physical disk? Because you...
by superjawes
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"
Replies: 32
Views: 1127

Re: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"

It is absolutely worth it to set up your Movies Anywhere account and redeem digital copies. Especially if you have Amazon and iTunes. Once linked, you only have to redeem once and the movies will appear in both libraries. I still like physical media, but there is a space/convenience factor of having...
by superjawes
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 438
Views: 8705

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Personally, I'd pass on the EV. I would only consider one as a commuter vehicle, with a "traditional" gas vehicle for longer trips/fun. But if I was already busing to work, that kills much of the EV's benefit (and need). Plus, taking the bus does a lot more good for the environmental impac...
by superjawes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1992

Re: NFL 2019

by superjawes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: E3 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: E3 2019

Nintendo had a lot going on at their E3 today. The highlight for most is probably the announcement that a Breath of the Wild sequel is "in development", but I think it should be the trolling surrounding this Smash character reveal. Beyond that, we got a release date for the Link's Awakenin...
by superjawes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: E3 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 332

E3 2019

We obviously have some bigger threads for games like Cyberpunk 2077 , but I thought we could use one for chatter on other E3 goings on. You know, since drfish punted on shortbread news :wink: I've never played the Zombie Army games from Rebellion, but I also hadn't experienced Sniper Elite 4 . So Zo...
by superjawes
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4495
Views: 186441

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I agree with oddmakers favoring Tom "learn to fly a helicopter for a single stunt" Cruise, but yeah, this is a nevergonnahappen event. Cruise's face is too valuable to risk on something this stupid. I'm still confused by the premise, though. Like, I haven't seen anyone report on some big C...
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