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by Bomber
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Looks like a great time! Very peeved at Frontier for my flight problems and just how tired I was first thing Saturday morning. Being up for over 36 hours Thur/Fri had a lot to do with it, but bummed I missed it for sure.
by Bomber
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Ugh the trip has been cursed. I have spent over 24 hours in airports and flying all over the county (literally...Miami and DC from Denver) to get here. I'm am completely wiped so as much as I want to go, I'm gonna go back to sleep. The 4 additional hours to drive aren't in me after all that. I'm pis...
by Bomber
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

My boss has termed the BBQ "Nerdfest" and has been teasing me for the last few weeks about it. Gonna be a great time! That's my answer to him I'm looking forward to seeing folks again, as the newbie guest last year even if I've been here forever. Especially if this is the real "last T...
by Bomber
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Looking forward to this weekend!
by Bomber
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Bomber wrote:
We'll bring water in bulk. I'm sure it will be warmer than last year.


Add s'mores stuff to my list. Talked with my friend and she wants to add that too.
by Bomber
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

We'll bring water in bulk. I'm sure it will be warmer than last year.
by Bomber
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

If you're looking for headcount. It's me plus my friend again as well. She had fun last year so it wasn't hard to talk her into going again.
by Bomber
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Can't wait. I have everything done: flight, airbnb, bribed my friend again to be chauffeur... See you guys in a couple months!
by Bomber
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"
Replies: 32
Views: 1798

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

I'll toss one more for the Movies Anywhere reason. Connect your accounts and Amazon, iTunes, Microsoft, Google, Vudu pluse Movies Anywhere. For mobile use this is ideal. Choose your poison and it's available. My Movies Anywhere account is 160 odd movies strong. Though I buy fewer movies than that. I...
by Bomber
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips
Replies: 141
Views: 48456

Re: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips

I have major issues with dentists. Irrationally. I had a very bad experience when I was little that I've not been able to shake (6 years old...military dentist...yuck). Anyway, I waited until I couldn't take the pain anymore. 2001, 25 years old. I went in for my consultation and the dentist kept say...
by Bomber
Tue May 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Boss approved and tickets purchased!
by Bomber
Mon May 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6779
Views: 1186779

Re: World Of Warcraft

Been playing off and on since Dec 2005. Loved BC and LK, and sorta in and out during Cat, MoP and WoD. REALLY liked Legion, and having issues with finding "fun" in BFA. The story is meh, the end game content is meh (island expeditions are terrible...what were they thinking), raiding hasn't...
by Bomber
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.
Replies: 188
Views: 15044

Re: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.

This is hands down one of the coolest threads that has passed through here in ages. Tip of the hat to you SS, the work here is amazing. Definitely preserving a piece of history SS does a great job of presenting his hobby here with only 1 game. Imagine having a collection of 28 of these games. That'...
by Bomber
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.
Replies: 188
Views: 15044

Re: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.

This is hands down one of the coolest threads that has passed through here in ages. Tip of the hat to you SS, the work here is amazing. Definitely preserving a piece of history
by Bomber
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 20114

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

I was also taken aback by the news about [H]. For the longest time it and TR have been my go to for enthusiast news. Anand and Tom selling off their sites ruined them for me. They have not been "right" since then. Kyle has repeatedly pointed out this is not an elaborate April Fool's joke, ...
by Bomber
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Hmmmm...not sure I can make this year. Have vacation a few weeks before that, but that's not going to stop me from trying. Last year (my first year) was a blast.
by Bomber
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14367

Re: TR BBQ XVI - Official Thread

I'm good for either date, but not sure I can afford to make it this year. Our vacation is only a few weeks before that. Hmmm gotta put the thinking cap on!
by Bomber
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1521
Views: 154532

Re: Winter weather

I like cold, I just don't like snow really. Why I like Denver. Even if it snows, it's usually gone pretty quick, but this winter hasn't been typical.
by Bomber
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1521
Views: 154532

Re: Winter weather

I spent last week in Detroit to go to the auto show. Planned going wednesday, nasty snow so ended up going on Friday with brutal cold and wind. Get home last night to Denver, and today there is more snow. Averaged 12mph on the way to work this morning, got stuck behind a moron who stopped on a hill ...
by Bomber
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: I7-930 Upgrade Opinions/Options? ($300-$600ish)
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re: I7-930 Upgrade Opinions/Options? ($300-$600ish)

I'd probably take a single threaded Intel core over an AMD SMT core all else being equal. SMT/HT isn't magic, and Intel still has a slight edge on IPC and real-world clocks with their latest revisions of Turboboost. I think the real advantage of AMD over Intel on 6 core parts is the overclocking an...
by Bomber
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: I7-930 Upgrade Opinions/Options? ($300-$600ish)
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re: I7-930 Upgrade Opinions/Options? ($300-$600ish)

All on amazon... Core i5 8500 250 MSI Z390-a Pro 130 Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3000 16gb 122 Total 502 AMD Ryzen 2600 165 (sale) MSI X470GPLUS 140 Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3000 16gb 122 Total 427 That's a 6core with decent memory for both. I like what the Ryzen offers but tend to stick with Intel but tha...
by Bomber
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 Pro bug: Welcome to W10 Home!
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: W10 Pro bug: Welcome to W10 Home!

Very lucky here. Win 7 Pro retail to Win 8.1 Pro to Win 10 Pro, plus Win 7 Pro OEM to Win 10 Pro, and another MSDN Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro...all good.
by Bomber
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 181
Views: 9017

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

That iPad price...oof! I have a 9.7" Pro and it was hard to swallow that + storage upgrade. Now that's the base price. Crazy.
by Bomber
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 5636

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Well that's not an article I'm going to finish. At work and Anandtech now has nothing but pop up autoplay video ads out the wazoo. Geez...it's ridiculous. Anecdotal quick review...I picked up an iPhone Xs Max (Max Excess?). It showed up about 10 days ago now. It's the first time since I picked up my...
by Bomber
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Asus ROG GL553VD design issue or flaw !
Replies: 6
Views: 2167

Re: Asus ROG GL553VD design issue or flaw !

My experience if you don't install things in the right order, Windows doesn't setup optimus correctly. If you can get in the bios, disable the onboard video, then go into windows and make sure the nvidia drivers are current. Restart, re-enable the onboard and it "should" work. It may requi...
by Bomber
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Am I bottlenecked?
Replies: 36
Views: 3921

Re: Am I bottlenecked?

My house is primarily Haswell. Wife has a 4770(non-k) with a GTX970, roommate has a 4590k with an R9 280 and all but one laptop in the house have Haswell. My Alienware 14 has 4700mq with a GTX765 (video card is holding it back lol) and two other haswell ultrabooks. In no way has Haswell been held ba...
by Bomber
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 18730

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

FYI, Bomber is getting sent a 500D, not a 1000D. I'm the noob. Been here since near the beginning though. :) First bbq and yes won on the first draw but scored a 500D not 1000D. Thanks again TR and Corsair! It was great to put some faces to people I've watched and interacted with for so long. Hope ...
by Bomber
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 18730

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

I'm the noob. Been here since near the beginning though. :) First bbq and yes won on the first draw but scored a 500D not 1000D. Thanks again TR and Corsair!

It was great to put some faces to people I've watched and interacted with for so long. Hope to make it next year if I can!
by Bomber
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 18730

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

Along with the already posted water, my friend says we'll bring stuff for s'mores too
by Bomber
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 18730

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

Put me down for water.
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