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by Cuhulin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 201
Views: 7610

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: 17112

Re: Formula One 2018

by Cuhulin
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 17112

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: 3819

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: 2157

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: 47
Views: 3503

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: 13765

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: 11144

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: 4064
Views: 575866

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: 2803

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: 343
Views: 34069

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: 343
Views: 34069

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: 13765

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: 13765

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: 343
Views: 34069

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: 11144

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: 1150

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: 21363

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: 18381

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: 6925

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: 15312

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...
by Cuhulin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Anyone use Forth, or have experience with it?
Replies: 136
Views: 13769

Re: Anyone use Forth, or have experience with it?

Forth? Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time. I did some forth programming roughly 40 years ago and I hated it. The other comments are right in saying it was a lot like programming HP calculators, but one tended to do smaller projects on a calculator. Using RPN on larger projects just ga...
by Cuhulin
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Good inexpensive 10" tablets?
Replies: 42
Views: 14109

Re: Good inexpensive 10" tablets?

Galaxy Tab A 10" - there are two models, with or without the S Pen.

I bought one for a staffer, and he really likes it.
by Cuhulin
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Jerry Pournelle
Replies: 12
Views: 8143

Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle

Chaos Manor was the goto article for me in Byte as well. Jerry will be missed!
by Cuhulin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: System Build August/September delayed?
Replies: 8
Views: 8039

Re: System Build August/September delayed?

I don't know whether Ryzen without or a cup of coffee sounds better right now, but one or the other is needed!
by Cuhulin
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Custom Builders
Replies: 41
Views: 4322

Re: Custom Builders

Does my head go on a stake just for asking such a sacrilegious question? Yes. You might as well admit that you drive a car equipped with an automatic transmission. That's a great analogy! Having driven both at one time or another, I find the ability to shift when I want to, but to not have to shift...
by Cuhulin
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3849
Views: 152488

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mr Bill wrote:
I turn 60 in ten days. I'm bored, you guys need to entertain me.
Blue Oyster Cult
I got a fever


Happy Birthday (a little belated, but I've gotten slower since my own 60th back in the day)!!!!

The 60's are good years!
by Cuhulin
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Eclipse on August 21
Replies: 76
Views: 15091

Re: Eclipse on August 21

I'm in a 99% zone, but I'm planning on driving up to totality in the wee hours of the morning when, hopefully, the traffic will be manageable. It'll probably be a parking lot on the way home, but I can live with that. Picked up my glasses today, and I'm keeping the car fueled over the weekend in ant...
by Cuhulin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 80387 math coprocessors
Replies: 61
Views: 5242

Re: 80387 math coprocessors

Ahh, Quarterdeck!

One of the best tech companies to appear and disappear - extended memory management when Intel processors only allowed 640K to be addressed; windowed multi-tasking when even Microsoft Windows could not do that - a real pioneer!
by Cuhulin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphones on a Plane
Replies: 32
Views: 4706

Re: Headphones on a Plane

I use Bose. The current models are much better than the old ones when it comes to comfort, sound pressure, and the like. The batteries last the entire flight (which is good because the current models do not have replaceable batteries, like the old ones. I heartily recommend them! More than that, the...