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by JustAnEngineer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 69
Views: 4387

Re: NFL 2017

superjawes wrote:
JAE, did you ninjaedit your comment about "when" the Patriots beat the Dolphins? :lol: New England Patriots 20 at Miami Dolphins 27
Edits are free and anonymous until someone posts another reply in the thread. :wink: The Dolphins win also eliminated the Texans from the playoffs.
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 113
Views: 3715

Re: So who here is actually mining?

https://newatlas.com/bitcoin-cryptocurrency-power-consumption/52556/ The electricity usage rate is hideous. According to Digiconomist, each transaction is now estimated to use a ridiculous 240 kWh, which is enough to fully charge a Tesla P100D 2.4 times for an estimated range of 1,373 km (853 mi) or...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 30
Views: 556

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

See if you can get to a store and try some of the classic, unanimously-praised $100 sets like the Grado SR80, Shure SRH440, Sony MDR-7506 or Sennheiser HD280 headphones. The Sony MDR-V6 / 7506 's may be the most comfortable headsets that I ever owned, but I spent quite a bit more than $100 for my h...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 113
Views: 3715

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Damned miners are destroying the planet...
https://www.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-mini ... 17809.html
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 69
Views: 4387

Re: NFL 2017

Eliminated from the playoffs so far: 0-13 Cleveland Browns 2-11 New York Giants 3-10 Indianapolis Colts 3-10 San Francisco 49ers 4-9 Denver Broncos 4-9 Chicago Bears 4-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-9 Houston Texans 5-8 Washington Redskins Clinched a playoff berth so far: 11-2 Philadelphia Eagles - NFC Ea...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 69
Views: 4387

Re: NFL 2017

The Eagles clinched a playoff berth but likely lost Wentz for a year. :(
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 69
Views: 4387

Re: NFL 2017

Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants Washington Redskins at Los Angeles Chargers Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins Let's add the Patriots, Beng...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Bounties 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 12538

Re: TR Bounties 2017

Dion Lewis, Giovani Bernard or Alfred Morris? Decisions... decisions...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Upgrade or build?

paulWTAMU wrote:
I would *love* a $400+ GPU but...
Sub-$400 graphics cards may require some compromises for 2560x1440 gaming. I suppose that the $285 Zotac GeForce GTX1060 6GB "AMP! edition" or the $280 -10MIR Asus Radeon RX580 8GB "Dual" would be reasonable choices for under $300.
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Gaming keyboard and mouse
Replies: 24
Views: 550

Re: Gaming keyboard and mouse

I like Cherry MX Brown switches. I'm still using a first-generation Roswewill RK9000-BR, but I've had recent experience with keyboards from CoolerMaster, Corsair, Logitech, etc. I liked the feel of the Corsair Strafe , especially after I modified it to reduce clatter by adding O-rings to the keycap ...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23871

Re: Formula One 2017

The 2017 Formula 1 season had half as many overtakes as the 2016 season did: https://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2017/12/speeds-up-but-overtakes-down-pirelli-analyses-the-f1-2017-season/ Consider that the 2017 Indianapolis 500 had 35 passes for the lead - which is double what the average 2017 Formula 1 r...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Upgrade or build?

My current mini-ITX gaming PC has just two DIMM slots. I bought 32 GiB of DDR4 for it back when memory prices weren't as inflated as they are today. For the OP: Upgrade your graphics card to Radeon RX Vega 56 (when it arrives back in stock at MSRP or less) or GeForce GTX1070Ti. If that provides sati...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: It's worked like that for years...
Replies: 32
Views: 4852

Re: It's worked like that for years...

The worst thing is people who report a problem... No. The worst thing is the heavily-accented non-native English speaker on the opposite side of the planet, connected through an overly-compressed and laggy VOIP system, who insists on reading each line of their script that doesn't even apply to my h...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4440

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Caffeine stays in your system about 10 hours. That's why I try not to drink caffeinated beverages after lunch.
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Bounties 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 12538

Re: TR Bounties 2017

My dilemma this evening: My team needs Antonio Brown to score well tonight. If he's just dressing as a decoy, I could switch to Brandon LaFell, but even a healthy LaFell isn't likely to score more than a 50% Brown. :-?
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 69
Views: 4387

Re: NFL 2017

Is John Mara an evil genius? Did he plan the whole scenario out in advance? Eli's performance wasn't great and the time was coming that the Giants would need to move on. As the team's season spiraled toward the bottom of the standings, the Giants were moving up the 2018 draft board in what is widely...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3869

Re: College Football 2017

College Football Playoff schedule Monday, Jan. 1 College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual #3 Georgia Bulldogs (12-1) vs. #2 Oklahoma Sooners (12-1) 5 p.m., ESPN, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl #4 Alabama Cri...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3869

Re: College Football 2017

It has been obvious for a long time that an 8-team playoff is needed. The problem is that ESPN (Disney) controls college football and the bowl games. ESPN is interested only in generating television revenue. They do not care about determining a national champion.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3869

Re: College Football 2017

Week 15 rankings: 1 Clemson(43) 12-1 2 Oklahoma(18) 12-1 3 Georgia 12-1 4 Alabama 11-1 5 Ohio State 11-2 6 Wisconsin 12-1 7 Auburn 10-3 8 Southern California 11-2 9 Penn State 10-2 10 Central Florida 12-0 11 Miami 10-2 12 Washington 10-2 13 Texas Christian 10-3 14 Notre Dame 9-3 15 Stanford 9-4 16 ...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23871

Re: Formula One 2017

Formula 1 driver lineup for 2018: Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton & Valtteri Bottas Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel & Kimi Raikkonen Red Bull / Renault: Daniel Ricciardo & Max Verstappen Force India / Mercedes: Sergio Perez & Esteban Ocon Williams / Mercedes: Lance Stroll & ? Robert Kubica ?...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1758

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

It appears that Apple should have spent some of their $25+ billion tax-evaded off-shore reserves on a bit of quality assurance. :roll:
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Any thoughts on this build?
Replies: 22
Views: 966

Re: Any thoughts on this build?

whm1974 wrote:
I'll build this rig if I had the money...
I sent this list to Santa:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kB8rzM
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 69
Views: 4387

Re: NFL 2017

Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills New York Giants at "Oakland" Raiders Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals You should prob...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4440

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

whm1974 wrote:
I only had to put two packets of Stevia in instead of three or four.
Stevia tastes completely nasty to me. Splenda is the best low-calorie sweetener.
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 23871

Re: Formula One 2017

http://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2017/2017-classifications Drivers' standings for 2017: 363 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - nine wins, no DNF 317 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari - five wins, 2 DNF 305 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - three wins. 1 DNF 205 Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari -...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 69
Views: 4387

Re: NFL 2017

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace The Cleveland Browns (0-11), San Francisco 49ers (1-10) and NY/NJ Giants (2-9) have been eliminated from the playoffs. The Philadelphia Eagles should clinch the NFC East this weekend. To ensure that they tank the rest of the season for a high draft...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New monitor/video card decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 3565

Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Argh. Please use the full resolution. 1080p mean nothing anymore. I'm sorry that you are confused. The OP's 2.1 megapixel 1080p television has a resolution of 1920x1080. I am unaware of any other 2.1 MP 1080p living room TV resolutions. Here is some more information on why a small 3840x2160 TV on t...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?
Replies: 21
Views: 4855

Re: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?

I noticed last week that almost 60% of Windows systems in the latest Steam survey were running the Chinese language. Windows 7's share in the Steam Survey increased from 33% to 65% while Windows 10's share decreased from 52% to 29% in the past few months. The most commonly-reported graphics cards ar...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC $119.
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC $119.

This is the UPS that I use. It does very well for the price.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you cooking right now?
Replies: 21
Views: 758

Re: What are you cooking right now?

Leftover turkey becomes turkey sandwiches, turkey ala king and turkey noodle soup.