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by whm1974
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 7309

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

NTMBK wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
NTMBK wrote:
Congrats on sticking with this, breaking a habit is damn hard!

Well two week later I still going without soda, and my wallet is slowly getting healthier...


How are you feeling? Starting to feel the health benefits yet?

Not sure, I was drinking diet so no weight loss there.
by whm1974
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 7309

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

NTMBK wrote:
Congrats on sticking with this, breaking a habit is damn hard!

Well two week later I still going without soda, and my wallet is slowly getting healthier...
by whm1974
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Well for someone like my dad, a ~512GB SSD will be fine for him. And it would be a big improvement over the 1TB HDD he is using now. Right. But I've got roughly 2TB in /home right now, and don't feel like paying for 2+ TB of SSD! So what? Just use an SSD for OS and applications and the HDD for /home.
by whm1974
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Well for someone like my dad, a ~512GB SSD will be fine for him. And it would be a big improvement over the 1TB HDD he is using now.
by whm1974
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Well I see if I can talk him into getting a SSD then. A 120/128 SSD should be fine for Linux right? he already has 8GB of memory and a 1TB HDD.
by whm1974
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Good point, but I though a quad core would be a step up from his dual core Haswell Pentium.
by whm1974
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

OK I spec together a build for under $500 and the 1200 is just a placeholder for the 2200G. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rGcGm8 I know almost nothing about compatibility but I'm guessing these are going to be AM4 socket processors. With that being said, I think you would be well served by using Du...
by whm1974
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

OK I spec together a build for under $500 and the 1200 is just a placeholder for the 2200G.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rGcGm8
by whm1974
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Why do USB connectors (almost) never fit well?
Replies: 21
Views: 1121

Re: Why do USB connectors (almost) never fit well?

Better that there be a little exposed metal from the plug than have the plug unable to go all the way in because the bezel gets in the way. Not sure why you're concerned about having a little extra exposed metal. If it gets dusty just wipe or blow the dust off. Having it always fit exactly would re...
by whm1974
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

So is anyone else planning on doing a Ryzen APU build? My only concern is carrying over some "old" DDR4 into this build. I seem to remember Ryzen cpus being rather picky with the ram you drop into them. It depends on the speed and manufacturer. The 2x8 GeiL DDR4-2400 scavenged from the i5...
by whm1974
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

The Ryzen 5 2400G is very likely going to be in my next HTPC build - very light gaming (indie games) and a bit of encoding occasionally. So is anyone else planning on doing a Ryzen APU build? A 2200G would be an amazing upgrade over the Athlon 5050e + Geforce GT 610 churning away in my mother in la...
by whm1974
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Waco wrote:
The Ryzen 5 2400G is very likely going to be in my next HTPC build - very light gaming (indie games) and a bit of encoding occasionally.

So is anyone else planning on doing a Ryzen APU build?
by whm1974
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Well the good news for Linux users is that the new Ryzen APUs will be supported by Kernel 4.15.
by whm1974
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

It is nice to AMD getting back on ball here, and hopefully they can keep it up.
by whm1974
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

just brew it! wrote:
Booting in repair mode and rolling back to a restore point seemed to take care of it. And I believe MS has now blacklisted K8 for the patch until they get things sorted.

At least you had a have a restore point to roll back to.
by whm1974
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Oh crap, is there a fix for this? What are you and your wife doing about it now?
by whm1974
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

especially the 2200G at $100. This would a be nice upgrade for my dad with his Haswell Pentium I built for him back in 2014 once Linux support is out. If his primary use case is web surfing and other mostly light duty stuff, and the current system is stable, there's probably no need... if it ain't ...
by whm1974
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 50
Views: 1390

The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

After reading some coverage of the the new desktop Ryzen APUs from AMD, they do seem to have good value especially the 2200G at $100. This would a be nice upgrade for my dad with his Haswell Pentium I built for him back in 2014 once Linux support is out. And both them will be quite a step up for use...
by whm1974
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: As we go into the New Year...
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: As we go into the New Year...

In addition to quit drinking soda, I also been better at saving money since I done the former and don't eat out at much as I used to. Hopefully I can save up enough to get stuff that I need and build a new computer in two or three years.
by whm1974
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: As we go into the New Year...
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: As we go into the New Year...

Lore wrote:
Lost 8Kg in 2016, 9 in 2017 and intend to lose ca 9 more in 2018. Taking it really slow, but I don't have the willpower to starve myself.

Lay off sugars and white bread, that will help you less weight.
by whm1974
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: As we go into the New Year...
Replies: 7
Views: 344

As we go into the New Year...

I for am glad that I am able to say that I started my New Year's Resolution early a few months ago, which was to quit drinking soda and was able to keep it as I sail into next Year. Hopefully I can go 2018 without drinking a drop of it. So what what are you guys planning to do in 2018? Any plans on ...
by whm1974
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Found a cool noname keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Found a cool noname keyboard

Well if you are happy with it, but I don't think I would be happy using such a keyboard. A ten keyless keyboard, maybe? But I'm not even sure about that.
by whm1974
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 7309

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Have you lost any significant weight by eating in and laying off the pop? That's a double win and good on you! I love stories of people being healthier. Good luck and keep it up. I was drinking diet so no weight loss. whm, how's this going? Still laying off the soda. It is getting a little easier. ...
by whm1974
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Recommend a Chromebook
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Recommend a Chromebook

Here's an example of what I was thinking of: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/asus-asus-c301-13-3-chromebook-metallic-grey-intel-quad-core-celeron-n3160-16gb-ssd-4gb-ram-chrome-os-c301sa-bh91-cb/10490596.aspx What's wrong with going for this? Any better recommendations? Can't tell if this thing...
by whm1974
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 128
Views: 5030

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

OK I did it and finally brought a jar of molasses and decided to try it with a cup of dark cacao and coffee. And oh boy was the aroma very strong after I opened the jar. Placed a teaspoon of it in my drink and tasted like I needed some more... A bit strong, but delicious.
by whm1974
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?

Vhalidictes wrote:
whm1974, blackstrap doesn't taste the same as regular molasses, and not all brands (or batches) are alike since it's essentially the barrel scrapings from making the regular stuff.

I'd definitely taste whatever you buy before you cook with it.

Good idea, I'll try that.
by whm1974
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?

I wonder if I could get permission to have a small bottle of dark rum for cooking purposes in my apartment? Probably not, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Anyway if I get permission and use a half a cup(4oz) mixed with other stuff, and cook the meat and veggies for 12 hours, how much alcohol is left aft...
by whm1974
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?

I wonder if I could get permission to have a small bottle of dark rum for cooking purposes in my apartment? Probably not, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Anyway if I get permission and use a half a cup(4oz) mixed with other stuff, and cook the meat and veggies for 12 hours, how much alcohol is left afte...
by whm1974
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?

I think you'd want to proceed cautiously on your first go basting meat - blackstrap is extremely strongly flavored, and I'd think its viscosity would make it hard to apply evenly. Maybe dilute it a bit, say with cider? Cool! I've never heard of blackstrap molasses, but it sorta sounded more like bl...
by whm1974
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?

just brew it! wrote:
I thought alcohol was only an issue for HUD housing if it was abused? Or is there a "zero tolerance" policy in effect at some facilities?

Well in addition to housing those with mental illnesses, it is also a treatment center for those with alcohol and drug problems. So hence the rules.