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by tanker27
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"
Replies: 59
Views: 2157

Re: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"

Back in 2000 I purchased a Sony Trinitron Wega 34" 16:9 Superfine pitch that did 1440x1080i natively. It came with HDMI, 3 S-video, 4 RCA, 2 Component connections. I could hook anything to it. It weighed something like 220 lbs. And I paid an arm and leg for it.
by tanker27
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?
Replies: 34
Views: 1022

Re: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?

Yeah I agree on this. I bought one of the first 1000 watt 80 gold modular Seasonic PSUs when they were released. Paid an arm for it. Its lasted three builds and I'll probably use it in my next build.
by tanker27
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone Help Corsair Void Pro vs HyperX Cloud Alpha
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Headphone Help Corsair Void Pro vs HyperX Cloud Alpha

/broken record

Buy the best audiophile cans you can afford and then drop ~15 bucks for the Zalman Zm-Mic1 clip-on.

/end broken record

(I have switched to the Mod Mic but it may be out of your price range)
by tanker27
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?
Replies: 34
Views: 1022

Re: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?

Motherboards. There are so many iterations and form factors out there. I weigh price against components of the mobo. For instance I jumped on the mATX bandwagon awhile back. I felt that, why pay for slots that I wouldn't use. Sure I could future proof a bit but in reality everything turns over in si...
by tanker27
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 36
Views: 2956

Re: Post Your Old Games!

I have a Plethora of LucasArts stuff (DotT, Sam & Max, Grim Fandango, Dig, etc etc.) Jane's Longbow. MicroProse M1 Tank Platoon, which is an early pre-cursor to the Actual U.S. Army tank sim software. But really the true gems are Leisure Suit Larry 1 & 2 for Commodore 64/128 AND the TRS-80.
by tanker27
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your Favorite Game
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Re: Your Favorite Game

Witcher 3. I think I have about 11 full play-throughs and I am always finding something new or some new area I've never been too. I loved the original Red Dead Redemption too, played it just as much as Witcher 3 if not more. I'm kind of pissed that Rockstar has never ported this game to PC and that ...
by tanker27
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Movie/Film/Cinema Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: The Movie/Film/Cinema Thread

Bridge Over the River Kwai or The Great Escape have got to be my most two favorites. Although I am also keen on anything from Kurosawa. In more recent times Almost Famous is up there, not because its a campy love story or even a coming of age story it's mostly the music. But I have to say Patrick F...
by tanker27
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: Microsoft acquires GitHub

We use TFS where I'm at (and with fully automated builds, continuous integration [deployments], etc so Git doesn't make sense for us right now) but I've continue to push for a more decentralized source control environment. What are you using for Continuous Integrations? I am in the process of setti...
by tanker27
Tue May 29, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Home Network Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 3363

Re: Home Network Questions

I forgot to post but I got the home network up and running. So I did settle for Ubiquiti, what I have is 2 Ac-Lite's, one upstairs and one downstairs; Unifi Cloud Key, and a switch 8-60W. With that I have 100% coverage in the house and the property, just shy of an acre. I may have overkilled it a bi...
by tanker27
Tue May 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1848

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

Bauxite wrote:
You are pretty confused, or maybe your area only has that awful "bastard DSL" implementation but I think those all got sold off to the regionals already (I feel bad for their customers). Any install here is fiber all the way to the ONT.



Probably.
by tanker27
Tue May 08, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1848

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

FWIW FIOS and Uverse are not equal.

FiOS is hybrid bastard system that isnt 100% fiber.

Uverse on the other hand is 100% fiber from the street to the house and if wired correctly through out it.
by tanker27
Thu May 03, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3443
Views: 515700

Re: Gun prOn!

Please tell me you bought this used? Its the older model without rails and I hope you didnt pay new prices........ :/
by tanker27
Thu May 03, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In the market for a drone
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: In the market for a drone

Not saying I agree with the idea of limiting a high dollar product like that. There's a reason I tend to recommend building your own if you have the patience and time, but I can understand their reasoning. There are ways around it, to which I have done. And I stayed well under 400 ft. and was in co...
by tanker27
Thu May 03, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In the market for a drone
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: In the market for a drone

Tanker did you check air maps and make sure. When you say border do you mean the border of the facility or the airspace which would be much larger Also I mean the real vfr charts, not drone fly maps. Yes to the VFR charts, and airspace, it extends beyond the boarders of the military base in the VFR...
by tanker27
Thu May 03, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: In the market for a drone
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: In the market for a drone

I also have a DJI and while its wonderful you need to be aware of the software that's on it. DJI enforces its no-fly zones on you through the GPS software/ Geo map. Of course this is a good thing AND bad because the zones are not precise as they should be but show up as blobs whens mapped out. I liv...
by tanker27
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 10823

Re: MCU

So I completely glossed over the fact of Marvel's commitment to what transpired in the pages of comic books as one of the most iconic actions ever to take place in a comic........and that's the SNAP. Never in a million years would I have thought that anyone trying to bring to life comic cha...
by tanker27
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 10823

Re: MCU

Well Dr. Strange did see 14 million possibilities and only one where they win. I guess this is that one! Man was I ever excited about seeing a post credits scene. That One Character I have been waiting to see for such a long time, even more than Rocket and Groot! I'm such a comics nerd. The Spi...
by tanker27
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New washing machine
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: New washing machine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool ... jor_brands

Badged for different price points....essentially the same.
by tanker27
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 10823

Re: MCU

I want a Thor and Rabbit movie right now! LOL
by tanker27
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New washing machine
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: New washing machine

I just bought a new washer and Dryer for the new house. (Last set was 15+ year old Whirlpool that was still running strong.) I got a Maytag commercial set. The washer is MVWC565FW. Its a top load with agitator. It's very quiet and I love it. It also has a deep water wash cycle which is a one off sin...
by tanker27
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I miss my TiVo!
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: I miss my TiVo!

Yeah it's in the admission and you'd have to know what is the difference in IPTV and QAM: If you use a CableCard, certain Interactive Media Guide, Widget, and VOD services will not be accessible. And I actually had to on version for this: Currently Fios TV is a hybrid of IP and QAM video delivery he...
by tanker27
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I miss my TiVo!
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: I miss my TiVo!

Wierd, I thought FiOS was exactly like uVerse......so FiOS isnt 100% IPTV?
by tanker27
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I miss my TiVo!
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: I miss my TiVo!

Can you get a CableCard for uVerse and use that in your Tivo? Nope, it really is true fiber from the street to the house and in it (if you dont have fiber in the house then its over CAT) and is true IPTV. I've been researching and it seems some people have gotten a Series 2 connected to the ATT uVe...
by tanker27
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Cleaning up printer ink absorber pad/box?
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Re: Cleaning up printer ink absorber pad/box?

@Chrispy_

LOL, I was about to say....... :P
by tanker27
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I miss my TiVo!
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

I miss my TiVo!

I've had been a TiVo user up until a few weeks ago when I closed on my house which had fiber and Cat 6e ran through it. The new neighborhood was laid with fiber from ATT so I went with uVerse. MY EYES! oh gawd the uVerse UI is atrocious! it's a jumbled mess that I haven't quite figured out. Things I...
by tanker27
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 32480

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Although to be pedantic, they aren't changing one of their parks, they are adding a new section to an existing park. :wink: Partly true and we're both right. Hollywood Studios park used be called MGM Hollywood studios park. They tore down a few things and expanded to make way for the SW stuff which...
by tanker27
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 32480

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Disney maybe isn't making much money on the Star Wars franchise ..... Dude, put down what ever it is you are smoking. They are changing one of their parks to be nothing but Star Wars. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!? I've never read more of an asinine comment ever. Unsurprisingly, you can look back at...
by tanker27
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 32480

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

My concern is that they greenlit 3 more movies from Rian even with the fan backlash. I hope that doesn't actual come to fruition. So I was concerned, but not so much anymore. While he did a crappy job with TLA, his greenlight is on a new trilogy. Johnson’s trilogy—being produced with Ram Bergman —w...
by tanker27
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 32480

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

I'll say congrats to Disney for managing to kill the unkillable cow? ehhhh, I don't think so. There's much more to the SW universe than the Episodic movies. Clone Wars and Rebels did a bang up job with a writer that had phenomenal writing. Rogue One was really, really good too. I am hoping Solo wil...
by tanker27
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: VW in deep Doo-Doo
Replies: 215
Views: 23993

Re: VW in deep Doo-Doo

Yes I know its a gossip rag but.....holy cow that's a lot of cars!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5562609/Shocking-images-VW-cars-dumped-Californian-desert.html NINJA EDIT: VW hoping to return to market......the hell! I wouldnt touch them with a ten foot pole! This is like dealers...