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by cphite
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: XFL is dead
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: XFL is dead

They're suspending operations indefinitely due to the pandemic - which isn't surprising at all. They don't have the financial infrastructure to keep everyone on payroll when it's unclear whether there will even be a season. That doesn't necessarily mean dead... I mean, it probably will end up being ...
by cphite
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Alternative Medicine (split from COVID-19 precautions)
Replies: 92
Views: 1089

Re: Alternative Medicine (split from COVID-19 precautions)

Gullible people will almost always find a way to get themselves in a pickle.


Often as a result of taking advice from other gullible people.
by cphite
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Alternative Medicine (split from COVID-19 precautions)
Replies: 92
Views: 1089

Re: Alternative Medicine (split from COVID-19 precautions)

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-covid-19-why-some-heart-patients-especially-vulnerable As researchers examine deaths from COVID-19, heart patients appear especially vulnerable. In Italy, where the number of deaths has now surpassed those in China, public health officials reported on...
by cphite
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: RAMDISK in BIOS
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: RAMDISK in BIOS

The NUC supports 64 GB of RAM. Intel put engineering effort into implementing a RAMDISK in BIOS. What could be the use case? The BIOS supports loading the RAMDiSK from file. Seems to me that they are allowing for the possibility of running the entire OS installation (possibly Linux) from RAM for sc...
by cphite
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4338
Views: 623441

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Demons & Wizards - III Cool album... if you're not familiar with these guys, they're a collaboration between the vocalist from Blind Guardian (German melodic power metal) and the guitarist from Iced Earth (Florida thrash metal) - the result is power metal with an edge. Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary M...
by cphite
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 954
Views: 141005

Re: What are you playing right now?

Got two games this week in my neverending quest to play really old stuff out of nostalgia and being kinda cheap... The Witcher: Expanded Edition (PC) Steam had it for a couple of bucks the other day, and I'd never played it so figured I'd give it a shot, since I really enjoyed Witcher III and the st...
by cphite
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1531
Views: 72476

Re: Something's different...

bthylafh wrote:
Got another Cloudflare DDOS protection notification just now.


Getting those too... damn Russians...
by cphite
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Chrome/Brave on Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Chrome/Brave on Linux

Anyone else noticing poor performance on Chrome lately running on Linux? I have a laptop and a desktop both running Linux Mint and am noticing that both Chrome and Brave (which is basically Chrome Lite) are sometimes hanging for several seconds at a time. Doesn't appear to be related to ads or anyth...
by cphite
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rise of Skywalker spoilers
Replies: 85
Views: 1737

Re: Rise of Skywalker spoilers

Hey Igor, how about using the spoilers tag if you're gonna post specific plot items?

Yes, I know it's the name of the thread but it's still common courtesy...
by cphite
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1531
Views: 72476

Re: Something's different...

I doubt it's anywhere near that much. The community has mostly moved on, there's no content, and rankings are falling every day. https://www.worthofweb.com/website-value/techreport.com/ $45k isn't bad. I suppose the current owner won't want to part with TR unless he gets twice that. That's assuming...
by cphite
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What is Intel thinking?
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: What is Intel thinking?

Can you test the GPU in another system to make sure that's not the problem? Edit: Also seems a bit of an odd choice to buy a 6YO motherboard for a use case which requires better-than-integrated graphics. Unless there's some other reason you need an older board (legacy PCI support?), this was probab...
by cphite
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4338
Views: 623441

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mozart - Symphony No. 40 (1788) My favorite Mozart composition, and one of my favorite classical pieces overall. I've loved this symphony since I was a child; it was one of the factors which motivated me to take violin lessons back in grade school. I like how bright the violins sound on this partic...
by cphite
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 48
Views: 1590

Re: The Mandalorian

Still haven't watched anything after The Phantom Menace. Jar Jar Binks happened and I was just done. You can't be serious. Don't you watch a lame movie on occasion to kill some time? Treat the subsequent ones like big budget lame movies and I think you will be surprised. Rogue One especially is nic...
by cphite
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4338
Views: 623441

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Children Of Bodom - Skeletons In The Closet (2009) An album of covers. This may be the most eclectic collection of songs to get covered by a metal artist short of a Leo Moracchioli playlist, with choices ranging from the fairly predictable (Scorpions, Iron Maiden) to the bizarre (Kenny Rogers, Brit...
by cphite
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4338
Views: 623441

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations (2011 Remaster) This is such a good album - originally it came out in 1980 I think. The remaster is a bit cleaner sounding, and they did a decent enough job keeping the dynamic range intact I remember this from back in the day... this is the one where... remem...
by cphite
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1531
Views: 72476

Re: Something's different...

Here's the thing... for what it is, it actually isn't terrible. It's just jarringly out of place as a front page article, given the site's historical focus. And anyone who happens across it via Google search is going to have little reason to stick around on the site afterwards, since none of the re...
by cphite
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?
Replies: 18
Views: 2086

Re: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?

I have a question that I haven't found the answer to yet, that is: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle? You don't install them - they're either supported or not by your head unit. You can generally find out which will be supported with some searching - car for...
by cphite
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Privacy Concerns Facebook/Google
Replies: 11
Views: 1606

Re: Privacy Concerns Facebook/Google

Just the other day I was uploading some pics to Facebook - one was of a bottle of port and a cigar that was sitting on a table on my deck - and a buddy of mind pointed out that if you right-click on the image and select "inspect image" there in the code is a description piece saying that i...
by cphite
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Can we take a moment to talk about headphones!
Replies: 15
Views: 4694

Re: Can we take a moment to talk about headphones!

I don't really care for wireless headphones. They're expensive, easily lost, another thing to recharge, and really don't offer much in return in my opinion. I don't really see headphone cords as being enough of a hindrance to make up for those things. For earbuds I use Sennheiser MX365 that I got fo...
by cphite
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My plant based Keto diet experience
Replies: 57
Views: 3802

Re: My plant based Keto diet experience

oh dear 1: Starvation mode does not exist. Yes it does. It's when ketones become the primary fuel for your cells. You enter starvation mode in roughly 3 days. That's the amount of time it takes your body to exhaust its glycogen supply when you restrict carbs. What you're referring to is adaptive th...
by cphite
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 954
Views: 141005

Re: What are you playing right now?

Horizon Zero Dawn Saw this game a while back and decided it sounded kinda dumb... your character is a young girl living in a post-apocalyptic world, and who hunts robotic creatures with a bow and spear... finally ended up buying it on recommendation the other day. And it's actually really cool. The ...
by cphite
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Cat Report?
Replies: 26
Views: 2464

Re: The Cat Report?

Vrock wrote:
Agreed, the cat pics are out of control and need to be fixed today. Not on Caturday, but right meow.


Purrfectly said, Vrock.
by cphite
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 954
Views: 141005

Re: What are you playing right now?

God Of War This is just a load of fun, and once of the nicest looking games I've ever played. Some of the reviews I've read complained that it was too slow compared to the earlier games in the series... I actually really dig the pacing. I like that the emphasis is on the characters and the story - b...
by cphite
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1531
Views: 72476

Re: Something's different...

I was just starting to think the front page was looking respectable with somewhat-recent content and then spotted another closed-comments, SEO-bait page of unreadable tripe from Reneebot. /sigh. I want my brain back. You made me read that article and I'm pretty sure it broke my brain. The other Ren...
by cphite
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 1699

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Just finished binge watching The Boys... definitely a different take on the superhero genre. A lot funnier than I was expecting :D
by cphite
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4338
Views: 623441

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I got an Amazon notice several hours ago that it was now available... The Amazon Marketplace affiliates were selling the CD for $174 and up. :evil: Yeah, apparently the initial physical media release is a bizarro deluxe edition that includes some sort of video player integrated into the packaging, ...
by cphite
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 954
Views: 141005

Re: What are you playing right now?

Far Cry New Dawn Yeah, I know... it's been out a while :D Actually just finished the main story last night. Not really a whole game in my opinion... feels more like a DLC expansion of FC5 to be honest. Basically it's the same location as FC5 but 17 years after a nuclear war... the landscape is a mix...
by cphite
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4338
Views: 623441

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tanith - In Another Time I found these guys on Google the other day while listening to random metal... and I've been hooked. They have a weird, almost folk prog metal sound. There are a ton of little things I could nitpick about them... on instruments you can tell they're skilled but they often soun...
by cphite
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 954
Views: 141005

Re: What are you playing right now?

Far Cry 5 Just got started so it's kind of early impressions... but very nice so far. Graphics are excellent and the layout is very nicely done. Really digging the southern rock :D Story wise it's very similar to the past two in the series. Your character is in a hostile environment, there is a fana...
by cphite
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4338
Views: 623441

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Just discovered Poets of the Fall. Great musicians, great vocals, and incredible prose turned lyrics. Instantly fell in love to the point we turned around and added their song All the way/4U to our wedding dance list as the last dance of the evening. Also, if no one was yet aware, new Opeth was put...
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