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by whm1974
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: THe Raspberry Pi 400 Keyboard Computer.
Replies: 0
Views: 469

THe Raspberry Pi 400 Keyboard Computer.

OK I have reading and watching reviews on this little keyboard computer for a few days or so. Now I'm into the Maker Hobby or what they call that, so I am not into Single Board Computers. But here: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=raspberry-pi-keyboard&num=1 https://arstec...
by whm1974
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My own Slasher Parody Movie???
Replies: 1
Views: 202

My own Slasher Parody Movie???

Maybe I'm just having way too many Racing Thoughts here but, stop me if this has been done already, but producing a Parody slasher film complete with a little girl still in diapers and has pony tails wearing Hockey Mask w/ toy chainsaw... On Halloween. "Oh how cute, a little girl dressed as Jas...
by whm1974
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade
Replies: 133
Views: 19126

Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

just brew it! wrote:
You're preaching to the choir here. But what you and I want does not necessarily reflect what sells.

Sad to say but True, very true...
by whm1974
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: So I installed Windows 10...
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: So I installed Windows 10...

Plus side: Microsoft to it credit did at least fix some glaring issues like taking forever to install and update so there at that. But now there is the major of one by default of making Users create an Online Account instead of the Standard Local one. I had to go to Settings and make one instead of...
by whm1974
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade
Replies: 133
Views: 19126

Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

The Tech Report looks dead to me. It's a pity. It has been my primary source of information about pc's for years. Personally I do think that whoever owns Tech Report should just simply sell it to those who desire a proper tech site and Forum... If a known, established, trusted member of the TR comm...
by whm1974
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade
Replies: 133
Views: 19126

Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Shouefref wrote:
The Tech Report looks dead to me.
It's a pity. It has been my primary source of information about pc's for years.

Personally I do think that whoever owns Tech Report should just simply sell it to those who desire a proper tech site and Forum...
by whm1974
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: So I installed Windows 10...
Replies: 8
Views: 879

So I installed Windows 10...

Due to wanting to mess around with DAZ3D which I used to do, I had to reinstall Windows 10 back on the SSD that I had mt Linux Steam Games on... Granted I haven't really play around with the Program in like a week and a half. so... But this is really going to be Rant here, but... Plus side: Microsof...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Used Cooking Oil Thieves? There's much money in that?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Used Cooking Oil Thieves? There's much money in that?

Short answer, yeah. There are companies that exist off of legally taking that grease and converting it, either to new cooking oil or bio-fuel. So clearly there is money to be made. Diesel is selling for an average of around $2.40 per gallon right now - and that 150 gallon tank behind Burger King as...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Used Cooking Oil Thieves? There's much money in that?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Used Cooking Oil Thieves? There's much money in that?

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/investigators-hunt-down-restaurant-grease-220703103.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/you-can-make-10000-in-a-night-thieves-target-used-cooking-grease/2019/04/18/bab6d938-613f-11e9-9ff2-abc984dc9eec_story.html Good God!!! There is enough mon...
by whm1974
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?

The resources that Commodore spent developing the Amiga should not have been diverted to upgrading the C-64 or C-128. Given that both the C64 and C128 were cheaper and had a huge software library available, I will have to disagree. And then there is the Good Enough Rule. Commodore didn't divert any...
by whm1974
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?

How many folks here on the Forum ever used a C128?
by whm1974
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Used Cooking Oil Thieves? There's much money in that?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Used Cooking Oil Thieves? There's much money in that?

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/investigators-hunt-down-restaurant-grease-220703103.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/you-can-make-10000-in-a-night-thieves-target-used-cooking-grease/2019/04/18/bab6d938-613f-11e9-9ff2-abc984dc9eec_story.html Good God!!! There is enough mone...
by whm1974
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?

I guess the Second link I posted answered my question here about CP/M Mode usage of the C128.
by whm1974
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?

Ahh, OK. I see where you're coming from. Yeah, 20/20 hindsight is a bitch, isn't it? :wink: TBH they subsequently got it mostly right with the Amiga. But ultimately it didn't matter, since the IBM PC (and clones) and Apple Macintosh were about to steamroller pretty much everything else into oblivio...
by whm1974
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?

CP/M may have been past its prime by then, but it still had a huge (for 1985) ecosystem of applications. Keep in mind that the C64/C128 were always intended to be inexpensive machines that anyone could afford. I'm not sure what you're getting at with your mention of a potential C64 upgrade path; th...
by whm1974
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?
Replies: 8
Views: 387

How common was CP/M usage on the Commodore 128?

So reading about the Commodore 128, it seems due to CP/M being past it's prime and the C128 slower CP/M mode, that applications for that old OS was used all that much. I have to wonder why Commodore even bother with supporting it in the first place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_128#CP/M_m...
by whm1974
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How would react face to face with 1,000lb bear?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: How would react face to face with 1,000lb bear?

Note: The only bears I've even seen were Polar Bears at the St Louis Zoo back in my late teens(?). I certain wouldn't know what I will do if any bear was that close to me. Soil myself in fear? Run away screaming? Which would be the worst thing to do by the way.
by whm1974
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How would react face to face with 1,000lb bear?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

How would react face to face with 1,000lb bear?

I read about this early this year off a different Firearm blog/Ammo vendor about a Cree woman with single shot .22 loaded with HV .22 Long who came face to face with record breaking Bear... https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/bella-twin-little-woman-little-gun-big-bear-cold-front/ How would you react ...
by whm1974
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Better to Build new System next Year?
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Better to Build new System next Year?

This thread slightly confuses me. DAZ 3D is the company name, folks. Which product are we talking about? That's my confusion. There's DAZ Studio, Cararra, Bryce, Hexagon, etcetera. Are you modeling your own assets with Hexagon, Blender (not from DAZ), or the like? What kind of rendering are you doi...
by whm1974
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 876

Re: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?

For roasted peanut oil? Don't think I've ever used it, so my answer would be "N/A". For regular peanut oil it's just whatever they have at the grocery store. Store brand, typically. For roasted sesame oil it's also whatever they have at the grocery store (which is usually Kadoya brand). W...
by whm1974
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 876

Re: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?

Any special brands anyone like to use?
by whm1974
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Better to Build new System next Year?
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Better to Build new System next Year?

Not sure if Daz3D makes use of GPU rendering (it didn't when I last used it, but that was eons ago so loads could have changed since then). If it doesn't, you'll benefit from a good multi-core CPU, so at the very least waiting for the RyZen 4000 series would be prudent. Either get one of them, or s...
by whm1974
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Better to Build new System next Year?
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Better to Build new System next Year?

Well the only thing I would be keeping from my current Rig is my 30" 2560x1600 display. Or maybe one of the SSDs. While I did spend far more then I normally do when building a new system back in 2013, I did get my monies worth out of it by keeping this for seven years. Aside from a fancy keyboa...
by whm1974
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Better to Build new System next Year?
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Better to Build new System next Year?

Just from looking at Newegg and PCpartpicker alone, I'm wondering if I would be better off doing a new Rig sometime next year even if I had the money now to do it. I would like to go back to playing with DAZ3D which I did for a short time back when I was waiting on Disability. I guess I must have lo...
by whm1974
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 876

Re: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?

That was what they had. I'm sure the recipe called for something more neutral like canola or corn oil. So why didn't they just go to store buy some? I don't recall. Might've been in a hurry because they were making it for a party. That's probably it since IIRC it wasn't anyone in my immediate famil...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 876

Re: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?

At least the flavor of peanuts goes well with a lot of things. I had a chocolate cake once where someone had subbed olive oil for whatever oil the recipe called for, and it was really weird. Why in the World did they use Olive Oil for? :o :roll: That was what they had. I'm sure the recipe called fo...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 876

Re: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?

At least the flavor of peanuts goes well with a lot of things. I had a chocolate cake once where someone had subbed olive oil for whatever oil the recipe called for, and it was really weird. Why in the World did they use Olive Oil for? :o :roll: As far as cooking with Olive Oil goes, I only fry egg...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 876

Re: Roasted peanut oil. Anyone cook with/or use it?

So nice, so nice, we link it twice? Yes, Waco and I know what solvent extraction is. And your point is...? Oops.... I mean to post this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexane#Safety I like how you're continuing to post things that make it abundantly clear that you're worrying about nothing as if it'...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 381
Views: 49662

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Sorry if I am coming across as Windows 10 or Microsoft bashing. And yes I am really Biased toward both Microsoft and Windows. although I have mellowed since lets say the way I was, I don't even know....
by whm1974
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 381
Views: 49662

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

just brew it! wrote:
Updates is one area where Microsoft still has room for improvement. But it's a lot better than it was.

Well I will admit the Windows 8 Updates was a Major Improvement over Previous versions of Windows.
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