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by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips
Replies: 141
Views: 48622

Re: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips

Impacted is when they are sideways? " Impacted " is the state wherein a tooth has not erupted through any gum tissue and isn't visible, save perhaps for a slight surface irregularity. My experience was that my lower left wisdom tooth presented as both fully impacted and as a rogue (rotate...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips
Replies: 141
Views: 48622

Re: Wisdom teeth removal - share your experience and tips

Couple of quick disclaimers and/or provisos : 1.) I didn't read further back than this recent June, 2019 thread revival; 2.) My comment isn't germane to the question posed by Tyler3041 , but it's being left in case it might provide some benefit to other readers. Similar to Chuckaluphagus' experienc...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Wed May 22, 2019 11:09 am
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. You're not very likely to get it right away from the "check for update...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:53 pm
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!

BIF wrote:
LOL, I hope it's worth it wearing that cheerleader outfit. :o

Think of it as all just a part of The Odyssey ... plus it includes pom-poms, megaphones, human pyramids.and maybe ray-tracing!
(Anyone ever seen Kyle in a short "enthusiast skirt"?)
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested

So to offer a status update: Hardware - Following the advice of mikewinddale I replaced the 500GB Samsung 560 EVO with an inexpensive 120GB PNY CS900. I already had a Win10 image thumb-drive on hand, and upon plugging it into my Samsung NP-QX410-JUS, the laptop fired up without hesitation and comple...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested

Thanks to all for the continued input! To address a couple of points above: - the drive is a 500GB Samsung 850 Evo that replaced an OEM 650GB HDD (& that I clumsily misidentified because reasons) - the laptop (& drive) have have been rock solid from their respective initiations, but a few mi...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested

Thanks to both meerkt & mikewinddale for your above suggestions! I've been mulling the idea of testing Linux waters for awhile now, so there's no time like the present I guess. I also happen to already have a 2-bay docking station and can easily free up a bay for the purpose of repairing my prim...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Laptop Bricked - Assistance Requested

I've managed to turn my 2012 Samsung QX410 into a paperweight with a glowing screen & need help to restore it. I've been running Win10 Home upgraded from Win7 Home, I maintain regular backups, I've successfully restored & recovered the system a handful of times in the past. This time I'm jus...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bedbugs FTL
Replies: 71
Views: 6967

Re: Bedbugs FTL

Captain Ned wrote:
trackerben wrote:
coconut oil

Like this?

This one works much, much better!
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What is this plant?
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: What is this plant?

From image comparisons I suspect your daughter may have acquired an Aeonium Arboreum, of which there are quite a number of varietals. Although lower petals are clearly distressed, it's a bit difficult to tell from your photo if some of the upper petals are simply distressing as well, or if they may ...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!
Replies: 19
Views: 2136

Re: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!

^ Is it better than Intel's TIM? :wink: Gonna have to go with "yes". C'mon, guys, you can set the bar higher than that , can't you? There may be more efficacious TIMs on the market, butt , Boudreaux's has the huge advantage of of being Dual Purpose , much like "Shimmer" ( http:/...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!
Replies: 19
Views: 2136

Re: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!

Once the comment smoke starts to clear, I hear there's a Pretty good treatment fer what ails ya! and it's reported to be Intel/AMD agnostic, despite comparative core counts, thread counts and benchmark suites: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/Boudreauxs_Butt_Paste.jpg
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Tunai Piano
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

Re: Tunai Piano

I wanted to like these, but really I'm not impressed. Their ad was almost indecipherable. Poor audio on all the people speaking. Ranging from hollow sounding voices to tinny to muffled, to microphones set to very low gain. The poor quality audio in this ad makes me question if they really know audi...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 2695

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

Would a multi-part series on Digital Privacy and Security be of any interest? This is a topic that certainly seems to be of ever-escalating importance, and it's one that I personally would appreciate reading about in a few deep dives. Mass media outlets love to report on breaches, but beyond telling...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 200
Views: 25002

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

To revisit a couple of programs mentioned above: The Expanse - Best SciFi series produced in years! Season 3 is closing out over the next 2 or 3 episodes & SyFy declined to renew for season 4. Bezos & his space obsession Save The Day ! The Expanse will launch season 4 on Amazon Prime, though...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 100
Views: 14856

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Apple is supremely arrogant and most of the others are comically unimaginative, that's hardly news. But will this trend really have an impact on headphone aficionados? I was under the impression that virtually all of the good can designs were ancient, and Bluetooth makes decent sense for cheap-ish ...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 100
Views: 14856

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Say what you will ... and the debate will doubtless continue to rage ... but what it essentially comes down to is nothing less than a truly exceptional and unprecedented element of Corporate Courage ! ¹ Thus, by extension, all of us who are displeased by this manufacturing design dictate ... displea...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 69
Views: 11610

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

Conceivable but not likely. Some group might some day put SOMETHING together, but I wouldn't be holding your breath. The hardware in the 950 XL is more or less the same as a Nexus 6P as far as the main components goes. Oh I'm definitely not holding my breath ... just thinking it may be "relati...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 69
Views: 11610

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

I use Win10 Mobile on a Lumia 640XL; really like the phone and IMO the OS platform is far superior to either iOS or Android, so the planned deprecation of the platform both disappoints & saddens me. BUT* as a "non-technical" tech enthusiast, I have a question that I don't begin to know...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Sun May 28, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Levitra prezzo in farmacia
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Re: Levitra prezzo in farmacia

Spam. In italian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LTdAN89Rcw Do you have anything without quite so much Italian Spam in it? I actually have more of an appetite for dessert ... say, a blancmange , perhaps ... (Of course with blancmange there's always the risk of being turned into a Scotsman ... or ...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Sat May 27, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Levitra prezzo in farmacia
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Re: Levitra prezzo in farmacia

I'm now officially baffled. Mods will get to spam posts eventually, but not necessarily in realtime. We will usually just move the thread to the junk yard and swing the "Hammer of Banning (HoB) +4" to the poster. This is why you should use the Report function to let the mods know about th...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri May 26, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Levitra prezzo in farmacia
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Re: Levitra prezzo in farmacia

I'm now officially baffled. On the front page, the sub-header entitled Hot Forum Threads lists the 4 most recently active forum topics. I clicked on the topic title Levitra prezzo in farmacia , curious about the prospect of an honest to gosh Italian (or at least that of one who speaks Italian). This...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri May 26, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Levitra prezzo in farmacia
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Re: Levitra prezzo in farmacia

That's exactly what I thought of when I noticed the topic appeared in the Hot Forum Threads listings. I had to click in out of curiosity though, as I didn't want to spend the long Memorial Day weekend scratching my head ... :oops:
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Wed May 24, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 2119

Re: Strange thought of the day.

I bought a couple of basic Fire tablets for my nephew's kids to use to play Free Time games. The 5yr old boy has pretty much mastered the thing and most of the games inside of 8 months. I have separate passwords for each tablet and it is only by religiously guarding him from seeing said passwords t...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Sun May 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Bose Q35 - Better Options
Replies: 24
Views: 4072

Re: Bose Q35 - Better Options

I do not have first-hand experience with noise cancellation, however: Everything I've read tags the Bose Q35 to be about as good as it gets across the range of sound quality, noise cancellation effectiveness & feature set. Typically reviews will note that it out-performs much more expensive off...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: AntiVirus suggestions
Replies: 95
Views: 23898

Re: AntiVirus suggestions

Paid Malwarebytes is what you want. Traditional AV software is useless because malware doesn't work like the old days; installation and propagation is done via social engineering and browser exploit rather than binary haxorz. Sound advice from an informed perspective, And while he undeniably is Nov...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How is "Kaby" pronounced?
Replies: 59
Views: 11539

Re: How is "Kaby" pronounced?

I just pronounce it like... hmm... keh-bee lake. There's probably a better way to pronounce it. Though sometimes I'm tempted to change it into Kirby Lake. I suggest that henceforth we resolve to refer to "Kaby Lake" simply as " Bruce "! This falls neatly in line with the long st...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: New Phone Experiment
Replies: 27
Views: 4458

Re: New Phone Experiment

Well, just like the old NASA saying (better/faster/cheaper; pick 2), you're in the same boat. I've always heard it as fast, cheap, and reliable. I find it disappointing that these days, with ransomware and data stealing, that a basic requirement of patching reduces my options to just a handful of p...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need a new office chair.
Replies: 69
Views: 10919

Re: Need a new office chair.

I'll pass and simply get a standard office chair with no sensors or internet connection. Just like I'll refused to get a smart TV or any other smart appliance. As mentioned in another thread, This IoTs crap has gotten out of hand and we need to slow down and rethink it over. I agree that the IoT th...
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need a new office chair.
Replies: 69
Views: 10919

Re: Need a new office chair.

Interesting thread! Work chairs (and messenger bags) are something(s) that I can just really get into for some weird reason. Personally, I'm trying to hold off on a "seating upgrade" until they've released Level 4 to Level 5 Autonomous Office Chairs . These are furniture lines that are loa...
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