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by kvndoom
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56455

Re: Something's different...

Indeed. I didn't follow Ars "back in the day," but it's my go-to site now, just because of the breadth (and depth) of the coverage they offer. You want IT security news, you got it. You want a Beth Mole article full of clever puns about brain eating amoeba, you got it. You want some obscu...
by kvndoom
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56455

Re: Something's different...

I've not said a word prior, and I'm not going to write a manifesto. Just want to know how to cancel my subscription. Thanks.
by kvndoom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mass Transit Safety
Replies: 31
Views: 2446

Re: Mass Transit Safety

The fact that you're in a vehicle moving at (or faster than) the speed of traffic, yet not required to use a seatbelt bothers me enough that I never feel safe on public transportation. That has always bothered me more than concerns about crime.
by kvndoom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: When did this happen? DropBox "free" limits to 3 devices!
Replies: 18
Views: 2028

Re: When did this happen? DropBox "free" limits to 3 devices!

When did it happen? When Dropbox had to face the reality that they would go out of business if they kept giving stuff away. Bandwidth/storage isn't free, ads don't work, consumers don't want to pay. Give it time; even the 3 device limit will be "adjusted" further. RIP Photobucket as well; ...
by kvndoom
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI
Replies: 68
Views: 5311

Re: Peter Bright of Ars Technica charged by FBI

Checks calendar.

Not April 1st.

Dafuq?
by kvndoom
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Excite stored passwords as plain text?
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Excite stored passwords as plain text

Excite... still... exists???
by kvndoom
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Weird static from my speakers
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: Weird static from my speakers

I agree with both suggestions above. first make sure the sound card itself isn't causing the hum. (also try a new AUX cable)

Then troubleshoot for a ground loop. It's always process of elimination with issues of this type.
by kvndoom
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Blocked on Base
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: TR Blocked on Base

TheRazorsEdge wrote:
blitzy wrote:
Contact your IT department, they are geeks and will sort it out surely.


Symantec

That sums it up nice and tidy, doesn't it?
by kvndoom
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

Go Hoos!... I think. :o

They did not deserve to win in any way, shape or form. So I'm glad that a team from VA finally gets to play for the trophy, but they didn't earn that one. Crazy game though.
by kvndoom
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So what are you using for computer audio?
Replies: 154
Views: 17705

Re: So what are you using for computer audio?

My PC is my 2-channel music system as well. Last year I decided to go all out. I priced myself out of the market (will have to sell body parts to get better speakers than these), so this is it for a good long while. Sound: ASUS Xonar STX Amplifier: dual Outlaw 2200 monoblocks Speakers: something rea...
by kvndoom
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

Yes. Yesssssss YESSSSSS I know there's a 0.000001% chance it'll happen but i wish Zion Williamson would come back for at least one more year. No matter how much I hate Duke basketball, I loved watching that kid play. Enjoy your 9-figure shoe contract, RIP. Final Four prediction. Three low- to medium...
by kvndoom
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

I went into this tourney expecting UVA to flop in any game they played. And somehow those misfits have punched their Final Four ticket finally. I'd say that the only team left that they absolutely can't beat on even ground is Dook, so... GO SPARTY!!!! :lol:
by kvndoom
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

Come on refs! That was TWO charges on Williamson. Gimme a break. What an ending though. Whew I need CPR right now. Refs love to let the superstars and big men get away with murder. I'm sure it's on their performance review criteria somewhere. It was a very physical game and there were glaring no-ca...
by kvndoom
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

Come on refs! That was TWO charges on Williamson. Gimme a break.

What an ending though. Whew I need CPR right now.
by kvndoom
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: March Madness 2019

Heyyyy UVA actually won a game this year! I'm thrilled! :roll:
by kvndoom
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21063

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

tanker27 wrote:
I remember a certain poster in the early days of the [H] forums, who didn't shy away from who she was and her "profession" at the time. Really threw me on who really identified as geek. 8)

Asia Carerra. Fond memories. :lol:
by kvndoom
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21063

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Wow, never thought I'd see the day. Winds of change blow slowly but strongly.
by kvndoom
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23523

Re: MCU

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Redocbew wrote:
New Endgame trailer has been posted. It went up 6 hours ago and has 10 million views. :o

Up to 54 M now

https://youtu.be/TcMBFSGVi1c

Can't wait for this movie! I haven't been so anxious to go see a film since Star Wars 7.
by kvndoom
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23523

Re: MCU

::deep, deep sigh:: Look. I'm not going to waste my day arguing with you, Glorious. There's a (vocal) minority of people who want to see the film fail, and they've used tools on sites like Rotten Tomatoes as part of their campaign. It doesn't matter if "want to see" isn't the technical, l...
by kvndoom
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23523

Re: MCU

To be honest, I've never gotten this notion that in order to enjoy one movie in the series it has to "bump off" some other movie in the series. Each of them has good points and bad points; and every fan will have their own list of where each stands in relation to the others. +1 It's still...
by kvndoom
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23523

Re: MCU

Origin movies should be the easiest to make. For those who enjoyed Captain Marvel, which MCU origin movie (e.g. Iron-Man, Captain America) would you consider this to be better than? All of them are equal, except for whatever Hulk one there was (I forget which one is a MCU one is was it Ang Lees?). ...
by kvndoom
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23523

Re: MCU

I'd give it a 6/10, slightly above "meh." It wasn't bad, we were entertained, but I'd never watch it again. For me, somewhere in the bottom 3rd of the MCU films next to Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Honestly it should have been released in 2015 while the first Guardians of the Galaxy (the goo...
by kvndoom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Low humidity and electronics (in this case, AV receivers)
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: Low humidity and electronics (in this case, AV receivers)

The relay is supposed to delay connection to the speakers until the initial surge has run its course. I don't think i'ts humidity related, personally.

Is it feasible to just leave the receiver on at all times? Standby wattage shouldn't be too bad and there's less risk to your speakers.
by kvndoom
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 24205

Re: NFL 2018

Now that's comedy gold. I have a coworker from IL whose heart was already broken. Gotta rub in the salt!
by kvndoom
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chuckula's Cheesy Sauce Recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1527

Re: Chuckula's Cheesy Sauce Recipe

The Egg wrote:
Chucky's Cheese?

Funnily, I just learned this week that the chain was founded by the founder of Atari.

I don't think "Rick Rat's Pizza" would have gotten much market penetration though. :oops:
by kvndoom
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: [Fixed!] The Sad State of Appliances (in this case, Refrigerators)
Replies: 53
Views: 3783

Re: [Fixed!] The Sad State of Appliances (in this case, Refrigerators)

To extend the life of those plastics, you may be able to use some lithium-based or silicon-based food safe greases. Any abrasive dust gets in there, it will grind it down again without some grease to keep the crud out. We were tossing around the idea of getting a new fridge, and found that the best...
by kvndoom
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 24205

Re: NFL 2018

Superbowl ticket purchasers didn't get there money's worth. (..not even close.) I was hoping the Rams would rally after the first half.. but they just didn't want it bad enough: to many safe plays for a team that got there in the first place because of risky plays (that went well enough overall). O...
by kvndoom
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Super Bowl 53
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Super Bowl 53

I hate all the fluff. I just want to watch a damn football game.

I just hope that in a close game the Rams' coaching staff has the cojones to do what the Eagles did last year, and play to win. You don't beat New England with field goals.
by kvndoom
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!
Replies: 53
Views: 4938

Re: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!

Nice commando shoutout. D: I'm glad somebody got the reference. I could probably cite that movie line-by-line while watching it. Couldn't tell you how many times I've watched it. Nvidia: "You scared glo-fo?? Well you should be, because this green RTX is going to kick your big red @$$!" AM...
by kvndoom
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 120
Views: 9097

Re: Almost 20 years

Too many things to remember... but I frequently search for the Bulldozer comic because it always elicits a chuckle.
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