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by Usacomp2k3
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 18
Views: 351

Re: The Mandalorian

Ep2 was so good! I am going to be very impatient for this series.
by Usacomp2k3
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?
Replies: 18
Views: 266

Re: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?

Cassette players are much more reliable as an input than Early BT implementations. The cd-only that had not cassette or line-in were a dark period in personal audio.
by Usacomp2k3
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video encoding with high FPS
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Video encoding with high FPS

I hate 24fps. Judder drives me insane. That’s why I have motion smoothing set on “high” on my TV. That’s helps quite a bit.
by Usacomp2k3
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 18
Views: 351

Re: The Mandalorian

The first episode is fantastic. We loved it. Worked great playing off the XboneS.
by Usacomp2k3
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: College Football 2019

I’m not sure we deserve to be #10. The highest rated 2-loss team?
by Usacomp2k3
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 18824

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Very good quarterly earnings report. The stock market likes it too. 70 jump which is around 20%. Revenue is slightly down year over year but profitability is way up.
by Usacomp2k3
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 21478

Re: Space Thread

Pretty sure it didn’t cross the Karman line and thus not “space”.
by Usacomp2k3
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 42430

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Ep3 was the best if the prequel by a long shot.
by Usacomp2k3
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1400
Views: 50978

Re: Something's different...

Did someone say Nano?
by Usacomp2k3
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: New lens, or new camera?
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

Re: New lens, or new camera?

Glad to hear it! Is the flare across the whole image or just the outsides?
by Usacomp2k3
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4679
Views: 202601

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Hurrah for Aldi and lack of choices.
by Usacomp2k3
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 104
Views: 7827

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

Reminds me of my ATI 9700 flashed to 9800.
by Usacomp2k3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 1705

Re: PlayStation 5

The shape is pretty ugly. I can understand it from an airflow standpoint though. Which means users could swap out the original SSD with one of much higher capacity/speed and the OS could recognise that and re-initialise itself. I doubt that'll happen. It certainly isn't needed for speed. Even an old...
by Usacomp2k3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless router recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: Wireless router recommendation

Couldn't say about my earlier wifi routers because they had Tomato installed for most of their service. If modern routers still have the restart requirement, it's bizarre. After all these years, you'd think stock software from SoC providers or ODMs (or even final customized versions from the consum...
by Usacomp2k3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How do I set USB ports to power off when I turn off the PC?
Replies: 8
Views: 783

Re: How do I set USB ports to power off when I turn off the PC?

I use power strips with a switch. One fell swoop, and also the monitor is really off. Hmm... the old PSUs with an IEC output were actually a decent idea. I had completely forgotten about those. Did the ATX standard kill them off? I think it was only AT boards that had the side-by-side power connect...
by Usacomp2k3
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: College Football 2019

Battle of the defenses. Our home field advantage was enough to give us the edge.
by Usacomp2k3
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4679
Views: 202601

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Who are these people who want foldable phones? I don't get it. Am I just having a "get off my lawn" moment? Is this just the megacorps chasing another imaginary trend, or are there people who actually want these things? To play devil's advocate: the Nintendo DS was panned as a weird gimmi...
by Usacomp2k3
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: New lens, or new camera?
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

Re: New lens, or new camera?

There's not much difference between the 2018 version III and the 2010 version II of the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. Version II brought measurable image quality improvement over the already impressive (for a zoom lens) 2001 original. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-200mm-f-2.8...
by Usacomp2k3
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless router recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: Wireless router recommendation

bitcat70 wrote:
I like Unifi but I don't see anything they have that would end up under $250 at the least so that rules it out.

What I have at home is the ER-X + AP AC Lite. That's ~60 + ~80 = $140.
by Usacomp2k3
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3
Replies: 41
Views: 2288

Re: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3

Can the south ridge take a 8x PCIe4 from the CPU to a 16x PCIe3 to the GPU?
by Usacomp2k3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: OS for Plex Server?
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: OS for Plex Server?

Is it going to be a dedicated box? I agree with Waco.
For mine, I have the house desktop as the Plex server and the files are stored on the network with a simple low-power Synology NAS.
by Usacomp2k3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 7540

Re: NFL 2019

Both of them kinda led with the helmet.
by Usacomp2k3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: College Football 2019

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Kyle Trask looks pretty good for a backup QB pressed into service. It's Florida's offensive line play that's scary. Auburn's defense is no joke (#10 in the nation according to ESPN).

Yeah, the O line is going to make or break the game.
by Usacomp2k3
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Microsoft dropping guide in Windows 8.1 pro w/ Media Center
Replies: 17
Views: 754

Re: Microsoft dropping guide in Windows 8.1 pro w/ Media Center

desertdweller wrote:
Anyone else going to be affected by this decision by Microsoft?

I gave up on MC when it was largely ignored in WIn7.
by Usacomp2k3
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD EPYC 7002 - Rome wasn't built at 14 nm
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Re: AMD EPYC 7002 - Rome wasn't built at 14 nm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
The next AMD server architecture is rumored to support four-socket systems.
https://www.techpowerup.com/259505/amd- ... ur-way-smt

That article mentions 4 threads per core, not 4 sockets per system. Did I miss something?
by Usacomp2k3
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: College Football 2019

I loved seeing UCF get kicked out. That's now 2 losses in the last 5 games. Their fans are so annoying.
Georgia is looking really good right now.
by Usacomp2k3
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4679
Views: 202601

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Elon Musk paid $50,000 to prove "pedo guy" claim. ...can we all just be done with Elon Musk now? Please? People pay private Investigators for all sorts of stuff. This doesn't surprise me in the least. This was written as if it was a major shock and surprise. It's only a big deal because i...
by Usacomp2k3
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4679
Views: 202601

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I wouldn't be surprised if that comes at one point. https://www.amazon.com/b?node=17051031011
by Usacomp2k3
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: New lens, or new camera?
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

Re: New lens, or new camera?

Hmm...the fast focusing is definitely a consideration. Good to know. The big downside of those lens converters is that you lose all automatic control, which is pretty rough for rapid composing. I think I picked a bad example. It looks like this one has full automatic control: https://www.bhphotovid...
by Usacomp2k3
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye TR, it was a great run
Replies: 91
Views: 6310

Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Did I miss something? I feel like I missed something. Although they didn't f**k with the forums they are getting quieter now. But they did. The recent posts link was my daily read. Having to go in and surf all the categories... no thanks. I visit once a week now and that is already drifting to ever...
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