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by arunphilip
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

The final runs in Q3 were farcical, and had me laughing as everyone masterfully tripped over themselves. All those drivers, angling for a tow, but still petrified of giving a close competitor a tow. To steal a popular phrase from Guenther Steiner: "they looked like a f***ing bunch of wankers&qu...
by arunphilip
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

The level of conspiracy implied here would be laughable, if there weren't just that little possibility that it might be true. :o https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-transparent-renault-engines-spa/4527918/ Remember Toro Rosso in 2017, after they announced their move to Honda power? It felt l...
by arunphilip
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 7344

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Bit of closure to my subscriber status woes . Once the subscription page is working, I'll look to re-subscribing. From: Arun Philip Sent: 13 August 2019 23:33 To: Renee Johnson Cc: adam@techreport.com; support@techreport.com Subject: RE: Subscription for arunphilip not reflecting on site OK, thank y...
by arunphilip
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

https://redbullracing.redbull.com/article/alex-joins-team Alexander Albon is being promoted to the Team to drive alongside Max, while Pierre will return to the Red Bull sister team, Scuderia Toro Rosso. Barely a week after saying that they intended to see out the season without any driver changes, R...
by arunphilip
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 7344

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

meerkt wrote:
You could try Renee's email, now advertised in the new About page.

Thank you very much, meerkt. I've been off the site for a fortnight, so good to hear the About page has finally got an update :)
by arunphilip
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 7344

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

I'd renewed my subscription on 21-Jun, but since the redesign, my username is no longer showing the subscriber badge next to my name. I'd flagged this up nearly a month ago, but there's been no further communication or action, so I'm essentially treated as a non-subscriber. I'm putting this out here...
by arunphilip
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

Gasly's ghastly! Grim reading: https://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/27338847/the-statistics-gasly-2019-season-make-grim-reading He's made fun of by the drivers ahead, targeted by the drivers behind (and fans like me, though my opinions are of no value or impact :) ). Ouch, not a good time to be him...
by arunphilip
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

I would not want to be Cyril right now.
One driver out in Q1, the other in Q2 (at the top, albeit). And both customer cars in Q3 just behind the big 3.
Not to mention where the ex-customer put their car (well, at least one of them, Gasly's ghastly!)
by arunphilip
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

The best that our drivers could bring to the battle was a shovel – to dig the hole we’re in even deeper. Yeah, I saw that on Haas' site, in their race report :) Steiner has given his drivers a lot of rope in the past, and now they've managed to hang themselves with it. I think we'll see at least on...
by arunphilip
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

With no racing for four weeks, we can count on the bored reporters generating a ton of silly season speculation during the month of August. Ha ha, good point. Vettel and the Haas duo aren't doing themselves any favours, either. Surprisingly, Gasly might be spared from media speculation if he perfor...
by arunphilip
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2019/2019-classifications is still wrong! Now that's just plain embarrassing! Does the webmaster/CMS chap not even cross reference their partners Formula1.com site, as a one-minute sanity check? Hamilton got lucky today when the s...
by arunphilip
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Build 1903
Replies: 20
Views: 2340

Re: Windows 10 Build 1903

https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-resolves-issues-that-prevented-upgrading-to-windows-10-version-1903 One of the most notable issues was that users that had a USB drive or memory card attached weren't able to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903. This issue is fixed with this week's Patch Tuesday...
by arunphilip
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different...

dashbarron wrote:
The TR BBQ isn't a far drive for me and I'm debating it, but I just feel so depressed over this whole business.

Go. How would you feel if you found out next year there wasn't one?
by arunphilip
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different...

drfish wrote:
Top of my list is merging front page comment accounts with forum accounts/preventing spoofing of usernames, that's followed by a dark theme option, and then whatever items we can get from the list. I'll be strongly advocating hot threads and top comments.

IMHO, those priorities are spot on.
by arunphilip
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different...

Obviously it's not my call, but I'm lobbying for future subscription income to be used exclusively as a hardware purchasing fund. No predictions on how that will turn out yet, but hopefully it's an idea people like. I like it a lot! You will miss out on NDA access, but it will no longer leave you a...
by arunphilip
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different...

FWIW, if we had any idea how big of a cluster the "transition" would be, I would stopped promoting subs instantly . I kept what I knew quiet out of respect for Adam and he was caught just as much by surprise on Sunday as the rest of us. How you feel is fully justified and I sincerely apol...
by arunphilip
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different...

Rand wrote:
The page doesn't list my subscription amount either, nor even offer me the ability to subscribe. The sub badge is still present though. It's possible the entire subscription system was broken during the UI redesign and simply hadn't been looked at yet.

Thank you for your response, much appreciated!
by arunphilip
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different...

I had re-subscribed on 21-Jun to extend my subscription through to 28-Jun-2020 (received an email confirming this as well), but I no longer see the badge next to my name in the forum. Likewise, https://techreport.com/subscriptions/ doesn't show my subscription information either. I'm not sure if thi...
by arunphilip
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

Today was the third podium of the year for Verstappen's Honda-powered Red Bull. Before this year, a Honda-powered car had not appeared on a podium since Rubens Barichellow finished 3rd driving for Honda at Silverstone in 2008. A Honda-powered car had not won a race since Jenson Button won the Hunga...
by arunphilip
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?
Replies: 27
Views: 2208

Re: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?

meerkt wrote:
I also like SpaceSniffer for a bird's eye overview.

I've been a TreeSize user thus far, thank you for pointing me towards another alternative.
by arunphilip
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21037

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

I just wanted to chip in and say I hope things work out favourably for TR. I just re-subscribed for another year, and I'm hoping this year brings good tidings.
by arunphilip
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

Thank you for the fix. With the exception of Montreal, McLaren has certainly appeared to be in much improved form this season. Agreed - Racefans had a nice interview with Andreas Seidl at McLaren, and he seems to be a factor in them going about quietly delivering results. Yesterday was particularly ...
by arunphilip
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Well, if they can't figure out how to administer their sport, should we expect them to be able to handle keeping track of the points, too?


:D
by arunphilip
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

Did you forget to count the point for fastest race lap? Your source appears to be giving Vettel credit for the victory that the stewards stole from him in Canada. Here's a link to the FIA's official standings: https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2019/2019-classifica...
by arunphilip
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

Standings after eight of twenty-one races 343 Mercedes (out of 352 possible) 191 Ferrari 187 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes (out of 208 possible) 156 Vatteri Bottas, Mercedes 104 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari Your scores are a bit off: Bottas is 151, Vettel 111, Merc is 338, Ferrari 198, etc.: https://www.fo...
by arunphilip
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 5300

Re: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI

My daughter's going to be 11 next month. Ah, that part of the story must've hit especially hard. My nieces are roughly the age of the other two children mentioned, so yeah, I can begin to understand how you feel. Props to the feds for building up their case over a month. I cannot rationally explain...
by arunphilip
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 5300

Re: Peter Bright of Ars Technica arrested

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is a bit of a shock Seriously. I spent less time reading the original article, and more time searching for other reports to confirm it wasn't some prank. That's when I came across the report on Business Insider. I also noticed Peter's not tweeted or written an artic...
by arunphilip
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 5300

Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI

https://www.businessinsider.in/a-prominent-tech-reporter-was-charged-by-the-fbi-in-connection-with-attempting-to-solicit-sex-with-minors-according-to-a-report/articleshow/69697666.cms Prominent tech reporter Peter Bright, age 38, was charged on Friday in connection with soliciting sex from minors on...
by arunphilip
Thu May 23, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Build 1903
Replies: 20
Views: 2340

Re: Windows 10 Build 1903

I only made a brief attempt, but couldn't get my main rig to list it. Unplugged all removable drives and all prior updates installed. I'm probably better giving it a week or two anyhow, in case there's any showstopper bugs. Check the known issues in 1903 to see if any of those are applicable to you...
by arunphilip
Thu May 23, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 12516

Re: Formula One 2019

Captain Ned wrote:
arunphilip wrote:

At the Ferrari Museum:

Wow, that's a very classy tribute. No words needed.
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