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by tfp
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10552

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

As I don't post much any more I'm happy I could direct this thread back towards alcohol before I slip back into the dark. :lol:
by tfp
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10552

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

Vhalidictes wrote:
While you're posting, whm1974, you should probably make another one in the back porch. Something along the lines of "Nerd Don't Drink Alcohol, so JBI = ???". I mean if you're going to stereotype you may as well go all-in.


Have you been to college or work in tech?
by tfp
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve
Replies: 25
Views: 3893

Re: Grim Dawn - The Diablo 2 Successor We Deserve

Got the game recently to have something new to play with a buddy of mine. I like it quite a bit, it has that D1.5 fell to it. The only thing that seems little confusing is the devotions because of the layers of options and my lack of time for reading/planning.
by tfp
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

Had my best day in a while, 5 for 5. I think mostly Kharnellius and I got lucky in regards to Warships' match maker.
by tfp
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

Yeah match making can be a bit crazy, even more so if you are in a division with someone a level up. You can see T8 while in a T5 ship :)

handle is: dr_tfp, generally I online after 9PM Pacific time if I'm on.
by tfp
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

Great game
by tfp
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

http://blog.xbradtc.com/ A blog I read, but one that posts full HD vids of 3-4 WoW battles every week. In the most recent one I learned that whacking on an AFK player is "seal clubbing" (at least in this guy's lingo). Thanks for the link, I ended up watching the video where he is driving ...
by tfp
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

:lol:

Doing that with a laptop doesn't have the same effect.
by tfp
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

What other game can you yell angrily, "You sunk my Battleship!!!!"
by tfp
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

I have just over 300 games in. Up to the CO on the BB line for the US and Omaha for CL. I haven't spent much time on any of the other lines thus far.
by tfp
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

Is anyone still playing World of Warships?
by tfp
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!

I don't have a picture of my stuff assembled but I have a Celestron C8-SGT.  It's a 8", F/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain.  Considering it's 8" it is pretty compact so I normally take it to a friends house to use as I am in town and there are a lot of trees in my yard.  Between that and the weather...
by tfp
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!

I don't have a picture of my stuff assembled but I have a Celestron C8-SGT.  It's a 8", F/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain.  Considering it's 8" it is pretty compact so I normally take it to a friends house to use as I am in town and there are a lot of trees in my yard.  Between that and the weather ...
by tfp
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Yocto Releases
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

Re: Yocto Releases

I think you're close to the only one around here that knows what Yocto is, bruh. :lol: Seems like it, I would have thought one of the Linux guys would know. But really this was only Krogoth bait. Krogoth is unimpressed by the Krogoth release of Yocto :wink: So unimpressed he didn't even comment 8)
by tfp
Thu May 19, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Yocto Releases
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

Yocto Releases

Has anyone else noticed the last 3 Yocto releases look to be named after TA units?

https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Releases
by tfp
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 119669

Re: Diablo III

The drop rates have improved for sure at the same time most of the legendary drops have to be great to be worthwhile for me. I spend my time finding things to melt in the cube and the items needed for that. In a lot of ways I find it to be more enjoyable because there is something to do in this rega...
by tfp
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Licketysplit
Replies: 63
Views: 3740

Re: RIP Licketysplit

Sorry to hear of his passing.
by tfp
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Master of Orion
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: Master of Orion

Yeah so far it is "mostly positive" on steam. That's 75% out of 742, which is pretty ok. But will need to see how things progress. On MOO2 I always liked to wall myself in and then tech up and wipe the map. The turn based battles made it so you could do alot with only a few ships at some p...
by tfp
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 119669

Re: Diablo III

Philldoe wrote:
Does anyone still play regularly? My buddies I used to play with finally quit playing so I'm out looking for a decent group of people to team up with.

-Philldoe#1216


I've been playing again lately. West coast about 9 pm and after.
by tfp
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Master of Orion
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: Master of Orion

Play MOO2 with custom race traits: Imperium (upgraded from Dictatorship late in the game) Scientific Research +1 Ground Combat -10 Low Gravity Subterranean Creative You can go with Industrial Production +1 instead of scientific research if you prefer. Creative is overrated. You can trade or steal a...
by tfp
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Master of Orion
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: Master of Orion

Agreed, on MOO3 and I did give it a shot. I also remember it being somewhat buggy at launch and left half finished but it has been long enough I'm not sure.

For the new game, I like the idea of RTS for space combat vs the turn based. I hope the empire management is more like MOO2.
by tfp
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Master of Orion
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: Master of Orion

MOO3 = All the work of running an empire with none of the fun. Spreadsheets and micromanagement everywhere. My experience was the opposte. The game seemed to play itself. Yes it was almost impossible to force the game to do what you wanted instead of whatever the management AI wanted to do. Either ...
by tfp
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Master of Orion
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Master of Orion

Early access for Master of Orion looks to have just opened up on steam. It looks like you can only get the "Collector's Edition" right now which comes with MOO 1 - 3.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/298050/

I really liked MOO2 back in the day, I hope they do a good job with the latest.
by tfp
Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long x86 matter (or how soon 80% emulations speed)
Replies: 91
Views: 7327

Re: How long x86 matter (or how soon 80% emulations speed)

Intel/AMD X86 -> This is a X86 emulator and the cores are "risc" based, translation is done in HW... Are you hinting at current Intel and AMD X86 cores going back to the Pentium Pro decode X86 in the front-end to internal RISC ISA the execution units run? If Intel and AMD can do it in har...
by tfp
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long x86 matter (or how soon 80% emulations speed)
Replies: 91
Views: 7327

Re: How long x86 matter (or how soon 80% emulations speed)

I know of only a few emulators for x86. DEC/Alpha had an awesome emulator that would take the x86 and emulate while creating it's own "Alpha binary" so it could run native code after the first translation. Performance improved as the base app was run until "all" code paths where ...
by tfp
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 119669

Re: Diablo III

Well if you didn't log off 10 minutes before I log on once every few months you'd have a third!
by tfp
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?
Replies: 144
Views: 15816

Re: Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?

Start here http://careers.microsoft.com/ but it's not a simple sign up, there are a few hoops.
by tfp
Thu May 14, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Are ferrite cores needed?
Replies: 57
Views: 26448

Re: Are ferrite cores needed?

I've seen this issue back when I worked on 2way radios. A range of frequencies would interfere with the USB connect to a PC and the PC would report an overvoltage. Drop or raise the frequency enough the issue would "go away". The issue was RF was bleeding down the cable and the people wit...
by tfp
Wed May 13, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Shock! Looking for an RPG
Replies: 20
Views: 1692

Re: Shock! Looking for an RPG

I'll second Pillars of Eternity, it has been fun so far.
by tfp
Sat May 09, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Are ferrite cores needed?
Replies: 57
Views: 26448

Re: Are ferrite cores needed?

I've seen this issue back when I worked on 2way radios. A range of frequencies would interfere with the USB connect to a PC and the PC would report an overvoltage. Drop or raise the frequency enough the issue would "go away". The issue was RF was bleeding down the cable and the people with...
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