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by Redocbew
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 235
Views: 3412

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

The head of every marketing department would love to create a cult following for their products. Fortunately only a few of them seem to actually get it done.
by Redocbew
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 235
Views: 3412

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

"Buy" is now tied with "cheese". My work here is done.
by Redocbew
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 69
Views: 1176

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Dude, do yourself a favor and stop looking for magic bullets. You're certainly not alone; this is why fad diets and gimmicky supplements exist, but they don't work. At best they do nothing, and at worse they can be harmful.
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD for laptops/office workstations
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: SSD for laptops/office workstations

The BX and MX lines from Crucial are pretty good for budget friendly SSDs. I've used a few of those in past builds also and never had any problems. Like Usacomp2k3 said, pretty much any SSD is going to be big upgrade over a spinning disk, and that alone can usually extend the comfortable lifespan of...
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 69
Views: 1176

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

... which you went ahead and did anyway. :lol:

If that's good enough for you dude, then so be it, but I hope you don't have a job in the health care profession. :P
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 69
Views: 1176

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Type 2 IS almost always reversible. The OP is correct that diet is the answer, not meds. Most of the meds for diabetes make the problem worse in the long run. Again, if someone knew exactly what the balance was between diet and genetic predisposition, and they did have a "cure" for Diabet...
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 69
Views: 1176

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Yeah, well since none of them have been invited on a trip to Stockholm as would likely happen for anyone who did cure Diabetes, then I'm ok with being a sheep according to you.
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 235
Views: 3412

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Lemme break it down for you. If you need a conspiracy theory to formulate a defense of your discussion points, you may want to take a step back and re-evaluate your argument. You know this is the Internet, right? I don't doubt that the auto industry would throw their weight around in attempt to squ...
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 69
Views: 1176

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

This is making the false assumption that adipose fat is caused from consumption of dietary fat. Most body fat is created from an insulin response to simple carbohydrates, in which the simple carbohydrates are converted to body fat by this response. Dietary fat does not cause insulin spikes, so cons...
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 69
Views: 1176

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

I counter your doctor of questionable repute with web comics!

https://xkcd.com/258/

I win. The end.
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4425
Views: 181362

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, I think it depends on the audience more than anything else. Calling it "savory" is going to be understood by a wider range of people even though "umami" is what's usually used by foodies. I still find it a little strange even being the foodie I am to use "umami" w...
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 69
Views: 1176

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Fat has higher energy density than either protein or carbohydrate. It's a better fuel, and you need some amount of it in order for your system to function properly. A number of essential vitamins are fat-soluble meaning your system can't absorb them without it. However, consuming too much of it does...
by Redocbew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 69
Views: 1176

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Oh look, another magical diet that's supposed to do magical things, and people believe it because they have no idea what's in their food. First everyone believes carbohydrates are evil and should be avoided at all costs, now there's some dude ranting and raving about a rice diet that supposed to be ...
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4425
Views: 181362

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The thing about fish sauce is that it should smell like fish. If you go somewhere, and the fish sauce doesn't stink, then it's not real fish sauce. I mean, I guess it's the same thing that happened to soy sauce. There's very few places in the world that make "real" soy sauce anymore to the...
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4184
Views: 595139

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Violet Orlandi - Wake Me Up When September Ends

Surprise! It's not metal. :P

I've been listening to her covers for a while now. She's got one of those voices you're not sure is real the first time you hear it.
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 87
Views: 3568

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

Waco wrote:
JustAnEngineer wrote:
Geekbench smackdown:
Ravenlord wrote:
AMD's upcoming $750 Ryzen 9 3950X (16C, 32T) shown beating Intel's $2,000 i9-9980XE (18C, 36T)...

:o There's a lot of salt to be taken with that...but daaaaaaamn.


Indeed. Instead a grain of salt we're more likely to need a bucket.
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4425
Views: 181362

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It does make you wonder given that B&M outlets have been disappearing for quite some time now.
by Redocbew
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cooler For 9900
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Cooler For 9900

I prefer coolers that bolt through the board just so I don't have to mess with fiddly little retention springs or catches in awkward little spaces.
by Redocbew
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How much VRAM for a casual gamer?
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: How much VRAM for a casual gamer?

I don't see any reason why you should. If you're not overclocking, then you aren't going to need a bigger VRM or a better cooler or anything like that. Any well respected vendor will probably be offering much the same as anyone else.
by Redocbew
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PSU decision
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: PSU decision

Yeah that's not a bad idea. If you've got a uATX case or a full tower, then the lack of modularity isn't a deal breaker. It's really just in smaller cases where it's nice because you don't have as many easy hiding places for stuffing excess cables.
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Blackblaze's 2018-2019 HDD stats
Replies: 204
Views: 7769

Re: Blackblaze's 2018 HDD stats

Yeah, they call it their "GovCloud". I've never had to use it, but I imagine in terms of file systems it probably depends on what services you'll be using. If you've got an EC2 box setup, then you can pick whatever file system you like. If you're just dropping files on S3, then you'll have...
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 34
Views: 1654

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

Not really. You can think of rasterization as being done by general purpose hardware where ray tracing is done by fixed function hardware designed for a single purpose. Specifically it's the BVH tree traversal used to determine the intersections of each ray. Calculating the path of each ray is relat...
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What if......
Replies: 40
Views: 1263

Re: What if......

By some bizarre twist of fate, I've never read any of his books. I really need to remedy that. I love his books but have only read Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash, Diamond Age, and Zodiac and maybe Reamde. Has anyone read the Baroque Cycle books? (Well obviously you have.) What would be good next, given ...
by Redocbew
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 34
Views: 1654

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

The rendering pathways are comically parallel so scalability isn't that much of a problem unlike rasterization . Dafaq? It will begin to make more sense to make specialized chiplets if the industry wants to continue the pathtracing/ray-tracing route. If that were to happen it wouldn't be seen by th...
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 22
Views: 1516

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

Hah, that's exactly what I thought also. I was pretty well sold already, but this is good. :P
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4425
Views: 181362

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

If all else fails Cruise can just stay in his corner and rant scientology. No one can withstand that.
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What if......
Replies: 40
Views: 1263

Re: What if......

My favorite thing involving Stephenson, which might not be of interest to anyone else, is how he explains certain mysteries in Cryptonomicon/The Baroque Cycle in his philosophic/design discussions in otherwise totally unrelated later books (namely, REAMDE and Anathem). Yeah, there's a connection th...
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What if......
Replies: 40
Views: 1263

Re: What if......

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
The Baroque cycle are just hard to read through. You really have to plow.


I didn't think it was that bad, but then I've also read all the GoT books so far, and The Dark Tower series. The Baroque cycle is like 3,000 pages in total though, so yeah, that's going to take a while.
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 3468

Re: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI

If you're going to cause a ruckus and declare first amendment rights, then would you really want to do it over this guy? Sorry, I have this compulsion where I am forced to nit-pick whenever someone says something like this. The First Amendment does not protect you from censorship by your employer. ...
by Redocbew
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What if......
Replies: 40
Views: 1263

Re: What if......

It's hard to go wrong with Cryptonomicon and then the Baroque Cycle. I also really liked The Diamond Age.
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