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by superjawes
Wed May 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 20
Views: 355

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

Her insurance company's responsibility depends on what her coverage is. Without that info, I don't think it is possible to say whether what they said was reasonable or not. This Part of the problem is that insurance companies operate differently in every state. Also this If your friend doesn't agre...
by superjawes
Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Tips & Tricks
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Windows Tips & Tricks

Did we not already have one of these? If so, I guess a mod can merge... Win + Shift + Left/Right Arrow - moves the current window to the next monitor Win + Down Arrow - minimized the current window Win + L Key - Locks the computer (very useful if you're in an enterprise that requires you to lock whe...
by superjawes
Thu May 17, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109194

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Oh, and for anyone who is flying anywhere, if Alaska Airlines is a reasonably priced option for your itinerary, my wife and I recommend them. Their economy class section has seats that are noticeably roomier than on the bigger carriers. This is quite noticeable even though we're both pretty short (...
by superjawes
Mon May 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9163

Re: MCU

I am still amazed that they made it work with that many characters. Weren't we saying that about the original Avengers film? :lol: Also, they're mainly getting away with it because Thanos is the protagonist of this film. Obviously not the good guy, but giving him the story means that everyone else ...
by superjawes
Thu May 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 708
Views: 95807

Re: What are you playing right now?

I just finished Shadow of Mordor (way late, I know), and The Binding of Isaac just released their last(?) booster pack, which included a very interesting new character. At some point I'll play more God of War . I'm not thrilled with the new combat so far. It's doing some of the Dark Souls / Bloodbor...
by superjawes
Wed May 09, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9163

Re: MCU

Deadpool gets a pass on a lot of things. I was VERY happy with Hugh Jackman's sendoff in Logan, and while I never want to see him play Wolverine in another X-Men movie, I would totally support a reprisal for a Deadpool one.
by superjawes
Wed May 09, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109194

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

and you'll often see the same clips repeated to accommodate the breaks because no one trusts you to remember what happened 5 minutes ago. That drives me crazy when watching them on Hulu or Netflix. I feel like a 60 minutes show - 18 minute of commercials - 10 minutes of "here's what is coming ...
by superjawes
Wed May 09, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109194

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The thing which is really killing traditional TV are the commercials. There's still ads on Twitch and Youtube, but they don't occupy a significant portion of the time you spend watching something. I don't expect things to change any time soon, but more and more people are just not interested in dea...
by superjawes
Tue May 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109194

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

On a radio station today I listened to a discussion about how a hosts kid could not understand the concept of tv channels. His understanding is largely that of on demand and instant access and he doesn't know anything else exists. And hopefully this revelation will expedite the death of traditional...
by superjawes
Fri May 04, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109194

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

How small are the leagues? You might still try to get in touch. If someone's kid signed up and bailed, there might at least be a spot available, but that very much sounds like a "talk directly to the coach and/or league manager" conversation.
by superjawes
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9163

Re: MCU

I'm really glad they looked at results and adjusted dynamically. Hulk has the same problem as Superman- it's hard to make a feature film centered around an invincible being. There has to be some sense of threat to the hero's existence to really make the audience care. It's been a while, but I do re...
by superjawes
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9163

Re: MCU

DC's (also WB's) problem is that they only see the connected universe and haven't laid any of the groundwork needed for audiences to invest. Their strategy is to jump out of the plane and design the parachute on the way down. Heck, that's been almost everyone's strategy trying to follow Marvel/Disne...
by superjawes
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9163

Re: MCU

Peter Dinklage - what a pleasant surprise. Him and Hugo Weaving. Might actually be worth watching again just to see if there were any more Easter Eggs like that. Thinking back, where was Ant-Man? Everyone else, as far as I can tell, was present. (I'm probably forgetting someone, and I'm...
by superjawes
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9163

Re: MCU

So we know that Avengers [4] is coming out May 2019, so I propose we maintain the spoiler tags until the official title is announced (at least in this thread). Sound good? Anyway... I do like Infinity War , but it feels weird because I am not sure it stands on its own the way literally any other MCU...
by superjawes
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: Sports heroes

Plenty of Colts players. Maybe not "hero" level the way I've been inspired by my Dad, Grandpa, or teachers, but I grew up watching the Colts and have admired many players over the years (and Tony Dungy deserves a direct mention). I'm also a big fan of good NFL stories, too. You have to adm...
by superjawes
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109194

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 lol a TI-92. Honestly never saw one of those all through my college years (and that's A LOT of Math/Engineering/Physics classes). I was definitely an outlier with the 89. Almost ever...
by superjawes
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Simple KeyBoard
Replies: 16
Views: 2383

Re: Simple KeyBoard

Captain Ned wrote:
NiMHs don't go BOOM (they just make mice and rats intelligent).
I appreciated the reference, Ned.
by superjawes
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Ended, 2TB SSD $290 Micron >17 hours
Replies: 4
Views: 5031

Re: 2TB SSD $290 Micron >17 hours

The per Terabyte cost is really good on this. More than I want to spend for a single drive, but still a very good value.
by superjawes
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 28081

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

The Last Jedi is #2 among Star Wars films at the box office, and is selling well in home media, yet "fans" are convinced that Disney has killed the franchise. Never heard of inflation eh? Also argument from popularity fallacy. Yes, Disney will make money. Not my money though. http://www.b...
by superjawes
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 28081

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

The Last Jedi is #2 among Star Wars films at the box office, and is selling well in home media, yet "fans" are convinced that Disney has killed the franchise. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It's also fun to note that TLJ is clearly part 2 of 3, so many judgments against it are reflecting the tension of an unr...
by superjawes
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 28081

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

I'm basing my statement about the Jedi needing to die on the portrayal of the council in the prequels than anything else; ineffectual, hypocritical, bloated. Yeah, it needed to go. I think the prequels are still canon, but I could be wrong. But the Jedi Council from that was pretty crappy. I think ...
by superjawes
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 28081

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Hell I agree with Luke that the Jedi, as they were, need to end. Given his character in the original trilogy, I actually think his retreating to hermithood made sense. I agree... and honestly, I don't see why so many people (including the actor) saw it as being out of character. He watched his own ...
by superjawes
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109194

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

All of the Applebees near me have closed within the past few years... and nothing of value was lost (unless you're really into $2 Long Islands, I guess). I eventually expect them to go the way of Bennigan's. Trivia: The chain was acquired by IHOP about a decade ago. Guess that's not working out too...
by superjawes
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an Era - Toys R Us
Replies: 31
Views: 2229

Re: End of an Era - Toys R Us

What I anticipate happening is continued consolidation and culling for five to ten years, at which point the surviving mega-retailers get complacent and start losing out to a new breed of local stores that can keep their prices down by buying direct from the manufacturer or through low cost Alibaba...
by superjawes
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an Era - Toys R Us
Replies: 31
Views: 2229

Re: End of an Era - Toys R Us

Sounds similar to the demise of Sears. Hey! Sears outlived Toys R Us! If you can call the current state of Sears "living". They don't want to go on the cart! It's not just that, they are crushed under the debt from LBO from a decade ago or so. They needed to grow, but they aren't going to...
by superjawes
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an Era - Toys R Us
Replies: 31
Views: 2229

Re: End of an Era - Toys R Us

I think that one way of reading this news is to say that all retail is doomed and that Toys R Us is just another casualty of the e-commerce. That's a popular narrative for a lot of stores and there's a lot of truth behind it, but TRU peaked in the early 90s and had been declining ever since Wal-Mar...
by superjawes
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Buying a console
Replies: 25
Views: 2166

Re: Buying a console

Are there any meaningful differences between the two in terms of game pricing and accessibility or does it come down to battle of exclusive titles? Focus on this point. There might be some visual diffrences when looking at a PS4 vs. XBOne (and PS4 Pro vs. XBOne X), but overall I think they're going...
by superjawes
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Buying a console
Replies: 25
Views: 2166

Re: Buying a console

General Opinions XBOne: more intuitive interface, better controller. PS4: More exclusive games if one already has a PC (I do). Games XBOne: Forza Horizon 3 and Rare Replay . PS4: Bloodborne and Horizon: Zero Dawn . I do think that the main difference is the exclusive selection. Normally that is PS4...
by superjawes
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Clip style mic for gaming
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: Clip style mic for gaming

I've had the Zalman and the ModMic, and I definitely prefer the latter. The clip on the Zalman didn't quite fit the cable on one set of headphones, but it works well when it is secure.
by superjawes
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2852
Views: 109194

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Message which was just forwarded to everyone by our office manager: Dear Tenants, Please be advised there is a planned protest to be at [street address redacted] on Wednesday February 21st between Noon and 1:00 pm. The exact location is not known but is expected to be on [redacted] Street. Building...
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