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by Cuhulin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!
Replies: 18
Views: 1370

Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

It may not seem like it with all the playing time he has missed, but I believe he is beyond his initial contract.
by Cuhulin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56050

Re: Something's different...

I kept my optimism thanks to drfish's posts here mainly due to his enthusiasm and glass half full attitude in spite of the red flags in the things he wrote. That optimism evaporated after I've googled the new owners and read the post/article about the site redesign by Renee. I'm sorry to say this, ...
by Cuhulin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56050

Re: Something's different...

From all that is written, a designer was hired to modernize the unseen parts mostly. Unfortunately, the designer changed the front-end in a particularly amateurish way, IMO then put up an unfinished product on a most unfortunate day. It’s Wordpress, so it can be customized - probably to what you, I...
by Cuhulin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56050

Re: Something's different...

Well, I waited to say my piece, I don't know what has happened to the TR I knew but damn it breaks my heart to see the damage done here. I've been here a long time, and seen many things happen over the years....but I don't even know what to say about these terrible changes wrought on the site I use...
by Cuhulin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56050

Re: Something's different...

What really sucks is the best review TR has had in a long time is getting lost in the complaints about the new UI. Zak must have put in a ton of hours of testing in the last week and the article has all of 30 comments, with a decent chunk of those about the UI and not even mentioning the review its...
by Cuhulin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56050

Re: Something's different...

I agree with the question about the facebook and other links. Usually, those links exist as part of arrangements allowing tracking - obviously something undesirable, but probably ok for some if it allows revenue to support TR. My concern, given the indication that the site development is outsourced,...
by Cuhulin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21040

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Hope you all manage to keep the lights on. It's a shame that the site did not manage to move with times and created some YT presence as the content was always very high quality, but I guess that alone does not pay the bills. Even if it's just video without a presenter, it would bring in some additi...
by Cuhulin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I got married
Replies: 30
Views: 2037

Re: I got married

Congrats!
by Cuhulin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56050

Re: Something's different... (new)

I would like to be supportive. The people working here do a great job and deserve the right to have the site look good to them. However, I can’t help but think “If it ain’t broke...”

The “At a glance” of the home page was so much more informative.
by Cuhulin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 24171

Re: NFL 2018

Don't you think you're being a little hard on Mark Sanchez today? I mean, his team is playing the Giants today. Giants!!! How can a normal human fight them? They don't allow slingshots in the NFL any more. Against that juggernaut - the Giants already have 5 wins in this young season - Mark was merel...
by Cuhulin
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 23176

Re: Formula One 2018

by Cuhulin
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 23176

Re: Formula One 2018

Do you think Alonso will drive for McLaren, perhaps with Andretti as he did last year, or will he seek a ride with Penske or one of the other IndyCar teams?
by Cuhulin
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: upgrading a graphics card
Replies: 40
Views: 6331

Re: upgrading a graphics card

The posters seeking more information are all correct, but a little explanation may help. A web search using your specs, including the "AMD Elite" processor name, turns up an HP 700-210. The specs for that machine show that it used what HP or AMD marketed as an AMD Elite A10 APU (which is a...
by Cuhulin
Tue May 15, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?
Replies: 24
Views: 4677

Re: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?

I still personally don’t see the value in scaling. I’ll admit I haven’t seen one work. 27” at 1440p or 23” at 1080 seems to be about right for me. This is for work stuff. For gaming it is all about GPU resources. Monitor size is all about vision and its corollary - youth - IMO. When the Mac first c...
by Cuhulin
Thu May 10, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 7442

Re: TR Fantasy Football 2018

Hey guys.. I got a reminder from Yahoo about registering for Fantasy Football already.. (Good time since nothing is happening). In some altered mind state, I seem to have volunteered to take over managing the league from Captain Ned... I really don't know what I was thinking. Anyway, I wanted to a)...
by Cuhulin
Tue May 01, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 18814

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

First post updated with current attendee list, please check the list and make sure I have you in the right category. Also, if you're not on the list at all, now is the time to speak up! :) I will be there, quite possibly with my partner. Confirmed should be the right category, but nothing in my lif...
by Cuhulin
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 128
Views: 13594

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Ought to raise the driving age to 50 anyway - there would be less traffic. :D With a max old driver age, and mandatory retirement of the driver's license, at 60! Here in Idaho, license renewals are shorter after 62. But I agree with the idea of replacing my drivers license with a fully autonomous v...
by Cuhulin
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4273
Views: 611670

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I didn't like anything my parents listened to growing up. Obviously as you get older tastes change, but I wouldn't say at my age (early 30's) that my parents' and my tastes in music line up that well still. FWIW, I like Rush, but not enough to perform 2112 at a high school talent show. My parents d...
by Cuhulin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3687

Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!

It seems there is a "small" bug in Oculus' systems that just broke any Rift connected to a PC: https://twitter.com/natemitchell/status/971428374982705152. They all call home, and the certificate that it's a valid Rift contained a hard-coded date that just passed. Oculus says they are worki...
by Cuhulin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 342
Views: 38662

Re: Video card prices

I don't think the market can be ignored.

I do believe that the companies can serve both the gaming and the mining markets by offering a differentiated product.

As to laughing at others' pain....
by Cuhulin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 342
Views: 38662

Re: Video card prices

The fact that companies seek to maximize shareholder value does not mean that they cannot do so more intelligently by differentiating markets. Right now, they can sell to miners but not to gamers, due to price. That also has used up their production capacity in the recent mining increases, but that ...
by Cuhulin
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 18814

Re: TR BBQ XV - Official Thread

Alright, here come some potential dates, please respond as quickly and decisively as possible. :o June 16 Maybe June 23 August 18 Thoughts??? Prefer either June date. Would like to attend one of these before it doesn't happen again, and not available in late August - but then I'm just one gerbil.
by Cuhulin
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 18814

Re: TR BBQ XV - Official Thread

Dposcorp wrote:
I am leaving my current job next week, and right now have nothing lined up.
Doesn't have anything to do with the BBQ, but just wanted to toss that out :)


Wishing you the best in getting something new in place!
by Cuhulin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 342
Views: 38662

Re: Video card prices

I just visited the local Altex shop. Sales rep told me they received a big GPU shipment Thursday to fix the hole in their shelves. Part of it included 50 1070/1080 class cards, which they sold all of by the next day. :P Most powerful GPUs left on the shelves were some $280 1060 3GB cards. Edit: Loo...
by Cuhulin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 128
Views: 13594

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Say for example some crazy person is passing in the right lane and driving like it's another Fast & Furious movie, which if any of these safety options would detect that? From what I know most blind spot monitoring only handles objects already there and just outside of the box. This is my large...
by Cuhulin
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Russia gone from 2018 Winter Olympics
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

Re: Russia gone from 2018 Winter Olympics

I can't help but feel like ousting a country from something like the olympics, which i consider to be a sort of multi national peace meeting, is a major insult. Maybe i have too high of an opinion of it as a world event. I think you're right about the insult, but the evidence that has been played o...
by Cuhulin
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 26596

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Help me understand, why do you start useless threads like this? Not all people who are into tech as a hobby or day job hate sports. You're projecting your own beliefs and preferences onto others again. Just because you're into computers and hate sports doesn't mean everyone else here feels the same...
by Cuhulin
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 21453

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

whm1974 wrote:
It has been a full week now since I quit drinking soda and I'm feeling good about myself. Will I keep this up?


You can do it!

You've inspired me to do the same - not quite as far into it as you, but intend to make it!
by Cuhulin
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quite possibly the greatest car ever
Replies: 45
Views: 8189

Re: Quite possibly the greatest car ever

300 mile range and 2 minute charge?

And the lights of the city dim as you pull that many amps through the charger, I think.
by Cuhulin
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 106
Views: 17875

Re: What is your sound set up?

On my principal system, audio is HDMI to a Samsung 4k monitor that serves as my main monitor, and optical out to a Sonos Playbar, with a pair of Gen 2 play 5's that I use for music, a pair of play 1's for surround use and a Sonos sub. Along with a gaming console that plays UHD movies, it gives a wid...
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