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by kvndoom
Wed May 23, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 34
Views: 751

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

If the at-fault driver has insurance, she should call that insurance company (with the policy #, the name of the insured, the vehicle description and the police accident report number) and start a claim. That's the way that the process is supposed to work. If the insurance company is legit, no lawy...
by kvndoom
Wed May 23, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 34
Views: 751

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

Part of the problem is that insurance companies operate differently in every state. From my own experience when I was reimbursed for a totaled car (I didn't cause the wreck but insurance considered me at fault since it was a read-end), I was sent a check for replacement value minus the $500 deductib...
by kvndoom
Mon May 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LotR TV show on Amazon
Replies: 9
Views: 1678

Re: LotR TV show on Amazon

Hawkwing74 wrote:
It is strongly rumored that the new series will focus on Aragorn prior to Lord of the Rings.

The content seems even sparser than The Hobbit.

I am not expecting great things from this.

Another 1-season bomb. $250 mil worth of toilet paper.
by kvndoom
Mon May 14, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550419

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thievery Corporation: "Tower Seven"

Just knowing what it means gives me mad goose bumps. And it runs such a complete range of emotions.. Shock, despair, anger, and ultimately hope.

Amazingly, there's not a single spoken word yet it says so damn much.
by kvndoom
Thu May 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 326
Views: 25325

Re: Video card prices

My PNY GTX970 has just started getting bad coil whine over the last few weeks (bought it 2 years ago). It's actually coming out of my sound card's right channel and manifesting itself as static/hiss in my speakers (I did an L/R swap, new RCA cables and swapped 2 different amps to verify). When game...
by kvndoom
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9205

Re: MCU

What really made the MCU successful (IMO) were the course corrections. Hulk movie wasn't great? Rollout another Iron Man. I'm really glad they looked at results and adjusted dynamically. Hulk has the same problem as Superman- it's hard to make a feature film centered around an invincible being. The...
by kvndoom
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9205

Re: MCU

On the Marvel/DC side of things, this caught my attention immediately, and they were smart to put it in the first 5 minutes of the movie: Justice League: Superman comes in at the end and whoops Steppenwolf like a rag doll. Easy peasy, just get your "over 9000 hero" to mop up at the end. In...
by kvndoom
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9205

Re: MCU

THAR BE MILD SPOILERS, MATEY! Saw Infinity War yesterday and... just wow. Part way through I had to pee, and there was never a moment where I felt I could "take 5" and run to the bathroom. Not often where an "action flick" is literally 95% action. Amazing fight scenes. Even for ...
by kvndoom
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 326
Views: 25325

Re: Video card prices

I don't know if I'm surprised you have an 8 year old card or if it's the fact that it is PCI! What sort of board is hosting that? Perhaps it's an excuse to get a new motherboard/CPU and RAM ;). https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z97AUSB_31/ With an i5-4690. I specifically got a board with a PCI s...
by kvndoom
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 326
Views: 25325

Re: Video card prices

My PNY GTX970 has just started getting bad coil whine over the last few weeks (bought it 2 years ago). It's actually coming out of my sound card's right channel and manifesting itself as static/hiss in my speakers (I did an L/R swap, new RCA cables and swapped 2 different amps to verify). When game...
by kvndoom
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 326
Views: 25325

Re: Video card prices

My PNY GTX970 has just started getting bad coil whine over the last few weeks (bought it 2 years ago). It's actually coming out of my sound card's right channel and manifesting itself as static/hiss in my speakers (I did an L/R swap, new RCA cables and swapped 2 different amps to verify). When game ...
by kvndoom
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 3289

Re: Sports heroes

Without a doubt, my favorite athlete of all time was/is Bo Jackson. NFL statistics might not show it, but he was the greatest running back of all time. What incredible speed and strength rolled into a single package. BTW, "hero" is not a term I associate with sports figures or celebrities...
by kvndoom
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 96134

Re: TR Haiku thread

derFunkenstein wrote:
What does it matter?
Cards are selling fast right now
Stupid crypto kids

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by kvndoom
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Haiku thread
Replies: 364
Views: 96134

Re: TR Haiku thread

Is it antitrust
Kick AMD when they're down
Geforce Partnership
by kvndoom
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED] Cheap laptop with good keyboard.
Replies: 25
Views: 1734

Re: Cheap laptop with good keyboard.

Cheers all, found a Thinkpad i3-7100U 13" ultrabook on clearance with an SSD and the non-backlit, sculpted, concave keys with a good few mm of travel. Notebookcheck reviews confirm that Thinkpad's standard (non-backlit) keyboards are the best or among them Also, dear Apple lovers, I understand...
by kvndoom
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3460

Re: March Madness 2018

Here's hoping for 6 more (can't forget the ladies!) well-played, well-officiated ball games to bring the Madness to a close! Dear Zeus no, lets not. All three of the Final 4 games on the women's side were INSANE I actually turned off UConn/Notre Dame in regulation. Down 3, seconds left, and ND ball...
by kvndoom
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?
Replies: 13
Views: 6669

Re: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?

So I did it. Saturday morning I left home at 0330, made a 400-mile round trip to get these babies, and I just have to say... My fears were totally unfounded. These are hands down the best speakers I've ever owned. Even for how exhausted I was, I stayed up until 0300 Sunday morning listening to song ...
by kvndoom
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3460

Re: March Madness 2018

Championship game I'd like to see: Loyola vs Kansas.

Championship game I expect to see: Michigan vs Villanova

Here's hoping for 6 more (can't forget the ladies!) well-played, well-officiated ball games to bring the Madness to a close!
by kvndoom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: spending only $100 a month on food.
Replies: 209
Views: 7116

Re: spending only $100 a month on food.

The same store that has the great produce market (and the sometimes clueless cashiers) also has an entire aisle of Indian stuff (there's a large Indian population in the area, so makes sense). Seems like half the aisle is dried legumes of various kinds. Next time I'll ask a stocker about the split ...
by kvndoom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?
Replies: 13
Views: 6669

Re: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?

This should help solidify the ongoing advice: the great majority of studio monitor speakers are 2-way designs. The woofer handles the midrange, and a tweeter for the highs. No doubt! But most of those seem to be endowed with 6.5 or 8-inch woofers. Most of the large-woofer 2-ways I ever see are PA s...
by kvndoom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?
Replies: 13
Views: 6669

Re: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?

A well-deigned 2-way system will have a woofer with a carefully controlled cone geometry and stiffness, such that higher frequencies cause only a smaller area (towards the center) of the cone to vibrate. This is how it is possible to get decent mid-range from a large driver -- by using progressivel...
by kvndoom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?
Replies: 13
Views: 6669

Can a 2-way / 10" woofer produce great midrange?

So I have a chance to get some Klipsch KLF-10 speakers this coming weekend, if he hasn't sold them by then. I've always wanted a pair of vintage Klipsch speakers, since my best friend had some KG4's back when we were in high school (those are still in the family, I should add). I have visions in my ...
by kvndoom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3460

Re: March Madness 2018

Gonna be an epic Final Four, even though I think Michigan is gonna win by 10 or more. Loyola may well prove me wrong, but they haven't faced a true "powerhouse" team yet. And Michigan is hot right now. But I will root for the underdog all the same! :D Anyone else get chills last night of h...
by kvndoom
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3460

Re: March Madness 2018

Kansas.
Kansas.
KANSAS.

Buh buy Dook! Suck an egg on your way out.
by kvndoom
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Snowy Spring, Nor'Easter #4
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Snowy Spring, Nor'Easter #4

Mixed feelings. On the one hand, March/April is usually that nice sweet spot when my gas bill goes down and the electric doesn't go up much because the AC isn't running yet. On the other hand, every cold day is one more day I don't have to deal with the Vampiric Zebra Infestation , so my blood, whic...
by kvndoom
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3460

Re: March Madness 2018

They weren't just behind when time ran out either. They got fully rekt by UMBC. I don't really have anything against Virginia, but it was fun to watch. Especially since ALL the talk was about Penn beating Kansas (my alma mater) which ended poorly for Penn. I was simultaneously distraught and awe-st...
by kvndoom
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: March Madness 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3460

Re: March Madness 2018

I don't feel too good right now.

I knew it had to happen, sooner or later. I always hoped I would see it in my lifetime.

But... not my state school.... not during their best season ever. I got nothing.
by kvndoom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an Era - Toys R Us
Replies: 31
Views: 2239

Re: End of an Era - Toys R Us

Sounds similar to the demise of Sears. Hey! Sears outlived Toys R Us! If you can call the current state of Sears "living". I bet a lot of people who weren't alive back when Sears was a retail powerhouse can't fathom how they ever managed to build one of the tallest office towers in the wo...
by kvndoom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an Era - Toys R Us
Replies: 31
Views: 2239

Re: End of an Era - Toys R Us

I also wonder if their "clearance" sales will be real, or the sham sales like what was used at Borders. Sham. For almost everything, other than literally the fixtures of the store, it's end-user merchandise in boxes that some reseller can dispose of for nominal prices via another channel....
by kvndoom
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Help! I'm from an alternate universe!
Replies: 12
Views: 2078

Re: Help! I'm from an alternate universe!

Scrotos wrote:
Oh crap, I must be in the wrong place, too! Where I am from, we have these all over the place and Apple is just a record label!

Image

I'd guess you are from 1998.
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