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by turtlepwr281
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 60
Views: 3179

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

What time does the NDA lift?
by turtlepwr281
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 896

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

Not to sound like someone who goes around proclaiming the younger generations will cause the world to collapse, but I fear this may happen. Yeah. Those stupid kids. Our heroin like oil dependency and resulting climate change, the constant state of war since 1941, our crumbling cities, comical level...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Unity is Dead!
Replies: 30
Views: 2303

Re: Unity is Dead!

I've run Linux on my laptop(s) for almost 10 years now. I was strictly Ubuntu until they switched to Unity. Now I'm running Mint Mate and LOVE it. Couldn't care less about what Ubuntu does these days...although ditching Unity is a step in the right direction. I've heard of Mir, but this is the first...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 3970

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

Me. This is all I play anymore. 3,200 games.

Unlocked the Gearing, Khabarovsk, Zao, Moskva and Des Moines.

I really like the community too: Notser, Jingles and Flamu for gameplay tips.
by turtlepwr281
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone upgrade advice
Replies: 80
Views: 2772

Re: Headphone upgrade advice

the '598's have a big impedance spike down low...above 80ohms. They definitely need to be amped to get the full range of happiness. That isn't quite what that means. In this area of audio (as with most), sources are expected to be voltage amplifiers that care nothing for current. From the amp's sid...
by turtlepwr281
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone upgrade advice
Replies: 80
Views: 2772

Re: Headphone upgrade advice

the '598's have a big impedance spike down low...above 80ohms. They definitely need to be amped to get the full range of happiness.
by turtlepwr281
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone upgrade advice
Replies: 80
Views: 2772

Re: Headphone upgrade advice

I second the HD598's. I use the M30x's at work. I much prefer the 598's but the M30-40's are great for the price.

The 598's improve massively when amp'd. The fiio K1 is nice and is $40.
by turtlepwr281
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?
Replies: 130
Views: 9435

Re: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?

When does the Ryzen NDA lift? I've heard Feb 28 and March 2nd.
by turtlepwr281
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 7720

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

Great job on cutting down. But you need to cut out completely.  That stuff is poison.  Drinking half the poison per day is still poison.  Too true. I'm sickened by all the sweet stuff on supermarket shelves these days. Sweet poison. Death by a million cuts. Sure, lots of sweet stuff are supposedly ...
by turtlepwr281
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 7720

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

The corn farmers lobby the government so they mandate we grow a huge amount of corn.  Most of it is used as animal feed, some of it gets made into ethanol which is mixed into gasoline and destroys the insides of our cars that we can't afford in the first place, and the rest goes into artificial swee...
by turtlepwr281
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cutting my soda habit in half.
Replies: 112
Views: 7720

Re: Cutting my soda habit in half.

Great job on cutting down. But you need to cut out completely.  That stuff is poison.  Drinking half the poison per day is still poison.   I'm trying to cut sugars too and it's tough.  Thankfully I stopped drinking soda entirely when my grandfather (a mechanic) told me they used to use Coke to clean...
by turtlepwr281
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: 4GB GTX960 for $160
Replies: 3
Views: 1934

Re: 4GB GTX960 for $160

Thank you for the heads up, just pulled the trigger on one to replace my 6950!
by turtlepwr281
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

Hah. Check out Turtle Tools on Facebook if you're interested...
by turtlepwr281
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

Welch, I've currently got a few blanks ready to go in 52100 steel from NJSteelBaron.

With a sheath you're probably looking somewhere around $160ish depending on handle materials.
by turtlepwr281
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

I use a 3/32" drill bit and a drill to drill each needle hole. Then I saddle (double) stitch with artificial sinew or nylon thread. I just got a drill press so hopefully things speed up.
by turtlepwr281
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

I think our best bet is to visit turtlepwr281 and bring beer, cash, and tradable tech. ;) That wood-look handle on the big knife has me deeply covetous. Know any leatherworkers to make sheaths for your work? Did someone say beer? Hah! The "wood looking" material on the big knife is Micart...
by turtlepwr281
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

....sneak over his house and poke all of his LCD's with that knife :) If he has Kids put tacks between the screen and laptop base a slam the lid them leave tacks on every chair and leave the pack of tacks on his kids bed.....ohh I am evil. Don't know if this is directed at me...so please correct me...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

Thanks man! I posted all the materials I used in the spec section, but i did most of the work with a 2x42 belt grinder. Here's the big one I just finished: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WgYI9qeywUA/VCiqlmx27OI/AAAAAAAADSA/Pcxde2YJ21g/w1183-h786-no/DSC06181.jpg https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/...
by turtlepwr281
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

Well, I finished building my first knife from scratch: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qZvnPW_NlYqEuGy93AMD9fxKcOQyq7OWBxZe6BFAUA=w1183-h786-no https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-g_N6RBWQYcg/VA0Lruak2II/AAAAAAAADNs/ho8g5thgXtY/w1183-h786-no/DSC04748.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TL7dJqkiz...
by turtlepwr281
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

Welch, The thing that's most important, and the thing that non knife-nuts don't realize: heat treatment and edge geometry is more important than steel. Crappy steel with a perfect heat-treat is going to out perform the best steel with a crappy heat treat EVERY time. If the edge is too thick, it's ju...
by turtlepwr281
Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

All of those are tool steels. They're not stainless, so keep that blade oiled. It will tarnish and rust if you aren't careful, however, the tradeoff is those steels are tougher than ANY stainless in existence. Since they all have different heat-treat recipes (and since whoever did it only did one he...
by turtlepwr281
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

Is it damascus-ed stainless or a high carbon steel blend? Mora's are popular because they're cheap, durable enough for the average joe, come reasonably sharp, and most importantly, have thin edges. They also get better with additional sharpenings (you gotta abrade away the usually overstressed metal...
by turtlepwr281
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

Looks good man! Enjoy it. What steel(s) did he use?
by turtlepwr281
Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

The handle being not flush seemed odd but is actually comfortable in hand. I considered long term use and was also worried if hacking away at branches or something. Where your index finger would lay I was thinking about making it slightly less long, my finger doesn't come nearly that far up. On top...
by turtlepwr281
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

Forge- Thanks man! I don't make professionally, but It's something I wouldn't mind getting into as a side gig. I just bought a grinder and started. I am in SE PA too btw.
by turtlepwr281
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

My thoughts on that design- The overall blade shape should work well for camp chores, especially with 2-3 inches added to it. 4-5" is great for that. However, all those sharp corners in the handle are most likely going to become uncomfortable with any extended use. Also the fact that the handle...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Knives - Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 55
Views: 9475

Re: Knives - Cut Above the Rest

I'm a bit of a knife geek myself. I'm in the process of making this one for myself. It's 52100 ball bearing steel and it's 0.210" thick. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DfN0Lgk1ZAY/U-wTUzVkASI/AAAAAAAADKQ/aLLMDgffELw/w522-h785-no/DSC04714.jpg https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/st9d3cRw-lUbEf3...
by turtlepwr281
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD and older laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

Re: SSD and older laptop

my thought is you never installed a bootloader. Someone else will have to clarify.
by turtlepwr281
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Fanless HTPC
Replies: 7
Views: 2889

Re: Fanless HTPC

I agree that the i3-3225 would run hotter than the G2120. However, those huge temps were from Prime 95 + Furmark. For general computer use, the Euler should be fine.
by turtlepwr281
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Fanless HTPC
Replies: 7
Views: 2889

Re: Fanless HTPC

i3-3225 has HD4000. You should be fine with that in an Akasa Euler- SilentPCReview tested with a 55w G2120 and it was fine with the heat load.
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