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by Mr Bill
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 93201

Re: TR Haiku thread

drfish wrote:
grammar nazis wish
their corrective speed could hang
with Funk's haiku skillz
:D :D :D :D
by Mr Bill
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 93201

Re: TR Haiku thread

Jupiter smoking
censerous bejeweled eye
floating in the night
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 1648

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

I'd love to, but for an 8C/16T system I'd really like to have 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4... which unfortunately would cost as much as the CPU and motherboard combined lol This is why Intel provides such a valuable public service. With their chips you suddenly don't think about the cost of RAM being so hi...
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5

From the article chuckula linked: As a side note, manufacturers often skip 4 due to its meaning in Chinese culture. It’s an unlucky number because it’s homophonous to the word ‘death’. Something that AMD surely does not want to be associated with Zen architecture. I guess Intel were never bothered ...
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5

Ryhadar wrote:
Zen 5 project manager adds "Zen 5.X" entry to the project tracker

AMD: "Work has already begun on Zen 5."

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Not serious here, just having a bit of fun. :lol:
Its all about the PenteZen?
by Mr Bill
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My daughter, the artist
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: My daughter, the artist

I would have voted but there is no "like us on facebook" link.
by Mr Bill
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 127
Views: 5177

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

Waco wrote:
End User wrote:
Manual transmission
NA engine

I agreed on the former, but turbos are fun. :P
Also agree on the former. Superchargers are more fun than NA because you get all that grunt right off the line without having to wind it up.
by Mr Bill
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?
Replies: 13
Views: 1388

Re: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?

I still have my pair of 1974 Advents. So, yes.
by Mr Bill
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 90
Views: 8897

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

Starfalcon wrote:
Well I had some time today and added more things to the list.
Are you starting a museum?
by Mr Bill
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Hilarious AGM X2 Phone Commercial
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Hilarious AGM X2 Phone Commercial

I laughed.

"I can swim!"
by Mr Bill
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP: Stephen Hawking
Replies: 20
Views: 736

Re: RIP: Stephen Hawking

leor wrote:
And today is Pi day, Einstein's birthday and the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death.

Can we load up 3/14 any further?
Maybe if something happens at 3 pm?
by Mr Bill
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Microsoft confirms it’s already cancelling its newest version of Windows
Replies: 58
Views: 3702

Re: Microsoft confirms it’s already cancelling its newest version of Windows

derFunkenstein wrote:
Chrispy_ wrote:
Ben Funk is on point.

/flex

Fired for Range, Fired for E/flex. :D
by Mr Bill
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1012
Views: 79803

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I am firmly in the "cut it all off and start fresh with solder" camp. Screw dealing with compression fittings and rotted/misshaped pipes. In that same regard, I hate the soft roll-out copper pipe. Once unrolled, they are never completely round again. If you want to use pipe by the roll, u...
by Mr Bill
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1012
Views: 79803

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Disassembled a butcher block couch today because the canvas sling is ripped. Taking it off and getting another one made. My sister gave it to me and I have dragged it around for the last 20 years. Its an ugly man-cave kind of couch and I love it.
by Mr Bill
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1012
Views: 79803

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I've been in the process of upgrading my 6890 GC-FID Diesel Range Organics (DRO) system to increase sensitivity and lower the detection limit. The idea is to use CSR-LVSI Concurrent Solvent Recondensation – Large Volume Sample Injection . I've put a 5m 0.53mm ID deactivated silica guard column from ...
by Mr Bill
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 76
Views: 4066

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

More consequences of Apple's courage...meet the Hydra-phones: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/2/15/17016504/built-in-dongle-headphone-jack-cheero-earphones-charging-dock My old Samsung M610 had a similar attachement to let me plug in headphones via the charging/data port. And as you wo...
by Mr Bill
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2718
Views: 97625

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Ya, the earth lost all its primordial helium soon after formation. The only He we have on earth is what is trapped in natural gas formations; accumulated from millions of years of radioactive decay of Uranium and Thorium in the crust beneath the gas field.
by Mr Bill
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: MSI RX 580 deal for $399
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: MSI RX 580 deal for $399

I did'nt pull the trigger either; still running my 7870 card.
by Mr Bill
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Let's listen to a well recorded mixtape!
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: Let's listen to a well recorded mixtape!

I actually bought the Guardians of the Galaxy tape, mainly because I was wondering how good (or bad) a brand new commercially recorded cassette would sound. "Phooey, more of the same" was the conclusion I came to. This mixtape on a cheap Maxell UR90 sounds better. I bought that on CD. I c...
by Mr Bill
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Let's listen to a well recorded mixtape!
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: Let's listen to a well recorded mixtape!

I used to record my albums from a 1974 vintage Baung and Olfsun record player to a Nakamichi 500 deck using some of the better chromium based tapes. The B&O drive motor kept having to be replaced. I traded it in for a like-new Dual 1229 and a $200 diamond phono cartridge.
by Mr Bill
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Falcon Heavy Launch
Replies: 62
Views: 2276

Re: Falcon Heavy Launch

trackerben wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7uQ8OWiheM&feature=youtu.be
Extended Cut - The Incredible Sounds of the Falcon Heavy Launch - (BINAURAL AUDIO IMMERSION)
Listened to it this morning before work first with headphones then with the Advent's and Infinity's turned up; very satisfying. :D
by Mr Bill
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1012
Views: 79803

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

The big difference to me was the concentration. And like I said, it could very well be a stupid question. :p Haha, I think the intent was that you add the isopropyl alcohol to the water you've already got in the reservoir, forming a dilute solution. Most washer fluid reservoirs (IME) hold at least ...
by Mr Bill
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1012
Views: 79803

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

In recent years, you have to go out of your way to find some washer fluid that has enough stuff in it to have an appreciable freezing point depression. The default fluids on the shelf still freeze at 32 °F, just like water. I added this to mine when we had the unusually bad cold snap in the middle ...
by Mr Bill
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2718
Views: 97625

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I know I've referenced it many times here and its bootleg PDF can be found all over the web, but a classic is soon to be reissued in real dead-tree print by Rutgers University Library. Ignition! To atone for my booklegging of the PDF version, I'm buying the cloth-bound for my library. I ordered the...
by Mr Bill
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What cricket products are you eating?
Replies: 31
Views: 1667

Re: What cricket products are you eating?

They are too big for my dwarf cichlids. I feed dried food and brine shrimp.
by Mr Bill
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Legendary Fantasy and Scifi Author Ursula Leguin passed away.
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: Legendary Fantasy and Scifi Author Ursula Leguin passed away.

I read a few of her short stories in anthologies and wasn't overly impressed. Questioning gender in the late 60's must have made her a living saint to Leftist circles. Edit: I read “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," probably in high school. That was a really good short story. I made it thro...
by Mr Bill
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1012
Views: 79803

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Seems odd since the temperature here in NJ is starting to creep up from of the low single digit temps we had over the weekend. I guess ice formed up near the outlet and caused some intense back pressure on the weak joint? Looks to me like the joint was freezing up and cracked the elbow, then water ...
by Mr Bill
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1012
Views: 79803

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I fixed my foot! :lol: Sunday evening I had a sudden gout attack in my right foot. Could barely walk. Immediately iced it, drank lots of water, and started popping the maximum dose of ibuprofen for 24 hours to get the inflammation under control. It's still a little sore this morning, but that's the...
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