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by Redocbew
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 30
Views: 529

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

+1 Whm thread
+1 oddball widget
+1 question asked "is this just me?"

This means we'll end up talking about beer or something again.
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2152
Views: 70386

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sriracha is a bit like fish sauce in that it's suspect if it doesn't stink.

I love the stuff, but it does make you pay for it every now and then. Fortunately it's never done that for me on the back end, but only up front.
by Redocbew
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2152
Views: 70386

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

That's a near miss on a Darwin Award. Fortunately(or unfortunately) I'm thinking the odds are good for this person next time.
by Redocbew
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: "We're marinating in surveillance tech.."
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: "We're marinating in surveillance tech.."

There may be some truth to that, but I find it hard to consider the ubiquity of surveillance being "good" or "ok". There's nothing I can really do about it unless I want to toss the cell phone and credit cards, start growing all my own fruits and veggies, and become that crazy du...
by Redocbew
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 138
Views: 10364

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I haven't gone to any of mine. I didn't really care for most of those people then, not sure why I'd want a reunion with them now.
by Redocbew
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Displayport cable
Replies: 39
Views: 1112

Re: Displayport cable

The "bi-directional ethernet" is what makes it. All those other cables which only one way are just so pedestrian.
by Redocbew
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?

I always mount the cooler before it goes in the case. In fact, I'd say the chances of damaging the board in the process are greater when having to work around drive bays and other components instead of just doing it on the desk or some other work surface. Unless your case has a cutout in the motherb...
by Redocbew
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 138
Views: 10364

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

whm1974 wrote:
Walk to school or ride a bicycle.


Cycling is a sport, and if you started doing that then you could also complain about random motorists trying to run you over whether or not that was their intention.
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 798

Re: Chopped down RX 560s

Nah, somebody at AMD thought they could slip this one under the rug. You don't change your own website's product page to include both 560 variants unless you don't intend to differentiate between them. With the latest statement someone else at AMD is simply shoving the first person aside and trying...
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 138
Views: 10364

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Locate sand, insert head.
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chopped down RX 560s
Replies: 31
Views: 798

Re: Chopped down RX 560s

Another day, another blunder in marketing for AMD.

You're supposed to make buying this stuff easy, guys. This is not making it easy.
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

At this rate the people hacking bitcoin are going to walk away with a lot more than the people mining bitcoin. :P
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4421

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

The point being that you didn't take that much all at once. If you had, then you probably wouldn't be here. Stupid teenager antics aside there are limits to how different one body is from another.
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4421

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

As JAE said earlier, the half life of caffeine is about 5 to 6 hours meaning that after 5 to 6 hours half of the caffeine you ingested is gone from your system. Obviously it's not a great idea to be popping caffeine pills like that, but I still don't think you had as much in your system as you seem ...
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4421

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

2.5 grams is 2500 milligrams. Again, you're grossly overestimating the amounts involved here.
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4421

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

LD50 is the estimated dose that will kill half of the people for which it is given. If you're not part of that half, then lucky you, but it's still a very very bad idea.
by Redocbew
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4421

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

400 milligrams is an often quoted value for the safe daily allowance of caffeine. Do the math, and you'd need to be drinking a bucket of decaf coffee everyday in order to get anywhere near that much in your system. Even then, you'd have to down the buckets pretty quickly to sustain that amount befor...
by Redocbew
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 138
Views: 10364

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I resemble that remark.

Wait, does that mean I'm normal?
by Redocbew
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 138
Views: 10364

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Let see, haven't most geeky and nerdy types been mocked and picked on for being geeky or nerdy by those who are into sports? I was both a nerd and a jock in school. I sat on my ass in the lab during my CS courses, but also chased cheerleaders while taking classes on archery, judo, fencing, or whate...
by Redocbew
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can we talk about Doki Doki Literature Club?
Replies: 31
Views: 689

Re: Can we talk about Doki Doki Literature Club?

Concupiscence wrote:
It masquerades as a dating simulator and steadily progresses into something I can only describe as abject surreal horror


Isn't that usually what happens with most forms of online dating? :P
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 188
Views: 4943

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

True. I meant in comparison to a low calorie sugar substitute. Looking for alternatives which don't have as sharp a glycemic response is one thing, but it seems like we might be turning the corner on thinking the substitutes are better just because they have a lower calorie count. At least I hope so...
by Redocbew
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 188
Views: 4943

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Brown sugar is probably better for you anyway.
by Redocbew
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Any thoughts on this build?
Replies: 22
Views: 959

Re: Any thoughts on this build?

whm1974 wrote:
I was bored.


Or, you could go back to learning how to write code? Is that still something you plan on doing?
by Redocbew
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4421

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

And then there's the people who buy fermented cow lactation which has been allowed to age and decay until it's grown smelly and infested with mold.

Seriously, what the hell.
by Redocbew
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4421

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Elephant > not-cat

I'll take the black ivory stuff. :P
by Redocbew
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2152
Views: 70386

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

There are products made specifically for it, like Anchorseal, but just about anything that acts like a moisture barrier will work. Latex paint is a cheap and quick way to seal the end grain. I've heard of people using driveway sealer also, since the latex paint doesn't always give you a complete seal.
by Redocbew
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2152
Views: 70386

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Pretty much. I don't have a lot of space for wood storage, so if I'm not going to be working with it right away I'll usually cut it into slabs which are two or three inches thick, raid the scrap bin to make some stickers, and then stack it in a corner somewhere. Sealing the end grain is a good idea ...
by Redocbew
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4421

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

For some reason the fact that you had random cocoa powder stashed away, and that you bought it from nuts.com cracks me up.

If you want some seriously bad ass cocoa powder, then look no further.

https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/ ... p-919/pd-s
by Redocbew
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cyber Monday Deals? Meh.
Replies: 25
Views: 684

Re: Cyber Monday Deals? Meh.

Yeah, Black Friday has always been the unofficial start of the holiday buying season, but now with everyone trying to stretch it out for weeks it's really just like any other sale. Of course a lot of people still don't treat it that way. I've been on the backend of an ecommerce site during Black Fri...
by Redocbew
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2152
Views: 70386

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Recently when acquiring new materials for the woodshop I've been scavenging more, and buying from the lumberyard less. That means starting with pieces that are still whole chunks of a tree, and milling them into boards and blanks myself.

Chainsaws are nifty. :P
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