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by anotherengineer
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 45
Views: 2568

Re: TR Dead?

What happened? I obviously missed something. TL;DR version: -site was not profitable and was sold to a soulless "entrepreneur" -new management has not invested time and resources into the site nor do they understand/care to understand the community -slowly but surely, anyone who had any p...
by anotherengineer
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

meerkt wrote:
AnandTech by default.
For PSUs, Tom's Hardware is also an option. Bad site design but interesting PSU reviews.
Also JonnyGuru, though they don't review often these days.


I think Jonny got hired by Corsair.
by anotherengineer
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

JustAnEngineer wrote:
This is a great time to build a new PC. AMD RyZen 5000 CPUs are announced and go on sale this week. NVidia GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards are announced but in short supply. AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards are announced and due this month.



You were saying......................

lol ;)
by anotherengineer
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Bot
Replies: 28
Views: 1129

Re: New Bot

Vrock wrote:
I continue to be amazed at the lack of a 404 each time I log on.


lol same thing

I almost had to look up my logon creds it's been so long.

Sad times

I hang with Crispy at Techpowerup, see the odd post by JaE sometimes.
by anotherengineer
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

Wow. I still check the site about twice a week, and still the same. It's too bad that one of the best went to one of the most obsolete so fast. I used to visit tweakguides often but he closed up awhile ago also. If they shut down this site hopefully they will back it up like tweakguides https://twea...
by anotherengineer
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router and Modem Recs
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Router and Modem Recs

Depends on budget and a lot of other things.

Router perhaps an Asus RT-AC68U or RT-AC86U.

Modems, usually provided by the ISP. Motorola got bought out ARRIS.

Look at small net builder website for in depth networking stuff.
by anotherengineer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1407
Views: 136196

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

ludi wrote:
notfred wrote:
My house was built in 2006 :(

And the builder used multi-turn valves? Ugh.


Not to nit pick, but pretty much all valves are multi-turn, except ball/plug valves. ;)

And does putting on the summer tires count?
by anotherengineer
Wed May 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1407
Views: 136196

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

lol squirrel you working right now? how do you have time for all that stuff? kids moved out? Good work though, like super dad. Odd seeing a breaker outside, here more of a disconnect outside and breaker inside. I got a pile of work, biggest priority gets the time, and other stuff gets the back burn...
by anotherengineer
Tue May 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1407
Views: 136196

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

lol squirrel you working right now? how do you have time for all that stuff? kids moved out? Good work though, like super dad. Odd seeing a breaker outside, here more of a disconnect outside and breaker inside. I got a pile of work, biggest priority gets the time, and other stuff gets the back burne...
by anotherengineer
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4941
Views: 233326

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I was wondering where Jonny Guru ended up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ_VV3UjEBY
by anotherengineer
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

Indeed, I haven't logged in here in awhile. Tweakguides also seemed to have pulled the pin on the website and articles and just has a twitter feed now. I mainly read frequent smallnetbuilder, techpowerup and tftcentral now, not much left out there compared to 10 years ago, the halcyon days of the PC...
by anotherengineer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: AVX-512 for Prime95
Replies: 0
Views: 2816

AVX-512 for Prime95

https://www.techpowerup.com/download/prime95/

look at those changlelogs

someone will be happy ;)
by anotherengineer
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2365

Re: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019

just brew it! wrote:
The last version of Office I actually purchased was 2003...



A classic, 2010 was decent also.
by anotherengineer
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2365

Re: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019

Instead of paying $13 every four years or so, Microsoft has decided that I should pay four times that amount... every year . :cry: https://hothardware.com/news/microsoft-drops-office-2019-from-home-use-program-subscription Ya seen that through work, now a 365 subscription, no thanks. My office 2013...
by anotherengineer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

hmmm

"Renee Johnson is Editor-in-Chief of The Tech Report."

Hmmmmm

That Seth Colaner guy didn't last long, who picked him to take over???
by anotherengineer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

I'm curious -- are there other tech sites people are spending more time at during this TR Dark Age? If so, which ones? I'm especially curious to know if folks know of another site with TR-esque discussion forums (I mean in terms of content/people, not the mechanics of the site)? I would say everyon...
by anotherengineer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

Haven't checked this thread in over 2 weeks now, and from the last 3 pages it doesn't seem positive. Ben/Fish What direction is this headed? Will TR eventually get to looks something like this https://www.techpowerup.com/ or more similar to the original TR? Homepage is still pretty bland and doesn't...
by anotherengineer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 2318

Re: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.

I just did one as a trial. Apparently some videos are in 480 and some 720, forgot to check if i or p. MKV files from 1 full dvd was over 10GB!! A quick pass through handbrake at 1080p 30fps MP4 took about 50min and reduced size to ~600MB. Quality seemed ok, pc was an old 45nm Athlonx2 @3.1ghz. I sho...
by anotherengineer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 2318

Re: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.

meerkt wrote:
They're already low-quality, so I'd not re-encode them. A DVD is only 4.7 or 9GB, not too big.

I'd remux to MKV, for example with this:
https://www.makemkv.com/


Thanks. I was looking at that. That saves as an mkv correct? I guess after that if I wanted mp4 or avi then pass it through handbrake?
by anotherengineer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 2318

Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.

So I have a bunch of family videos on DVD from the old jvc camcorder. I would guess they are mpeg2 dvd files. Since dvd's seem to be going extinct I would like to back them up to another format, probably hdd on the NAS I guess. I'm just wondering what software will make this go quickly and keep qual...
by anotherengineer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute
Replies: 22
Views: 2293

Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Krogoth wrote:
Just got a new 8" Newtonian/Dobsonian mount telescope. The moon looks absolutely amazing. I just need to get a proper lunar filter/eyepiece. ;)

Despite the near-tranquil facade, people were up there on the surface not that too long ago.


Is it made from a sonotube?? ;)
by anotherengineer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

It looks like a(mostly) stock wordpress theme to me. It's almost as if ETL and base functionality was part 1 and design was part 2. Except that part 2 never really happened. I don't want to speculate too much though. Like I said, redesigns are hard, and every project is different. I don't want to b...
by anotherengineer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

The front page needs borders, a darker color option and denser information. Before I could hit the home page and see hot forum threads and latest news with out scrolling or clicking. Running a 4k monitor I have massive white borders on each side of the page, almost 1/3 border, 1/3 content, 1/3 bord...
by anotherengineer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 88814

Re: Something's different...

Gah

My retinas

Roll back
Roll back
by anotherengineer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Witcher has a Geralt..
Replies: 20
Views: 4269

Re: The Witcher has a Geralt..

If Clint Eastwood was a bit younger, he might make a good Geralt.

Not sure about Nolte or Busey?
by anotherengineer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Theranos
Replies: 238
Views: 46149

Re: Theranos

Murica!!
by anotherengineer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro console gaming
Replies: 112
Views: 27895

Re: Retro console gaming

Sadly I got rid of my consoles long ago, the nes, snes, and n64 along with all the games. Didn't play them in ages, now with kids, it would have been great to have them. :(
by anotherengineer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Storage prices going up again...
Replies: 15
Views: 2586

Re: Storage prices going up again...

IIRC the electrical substation that powered Fermilab's Tevatron particle accelerator was taken out by a squirrel back in the day. "I don't think paralysis [of the electrical grid] is more likely by cyberattack than by natural disaster. And frankly the number-one threat experienced to date by t...
by anotherengineer
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: SUPER-duper: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, 2060 SUPER and 2080 not-so-SUPER
Replies: 23
Views: 3178

Re: SUPER-duper

just brew it! wrote:
anotherengineer wrote:
POOPER-scooper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxS2EAmE9NM

Warning: You will not be able to un-see or un-hear that.


LOL nice
was that steve urkel? lol
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