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by whm1974
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22719

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

There's a really good Indian/Nepali place just down the road and their lamb vindaloo is delicious (and spicy as hell). Haven't tried the goat yet, but they have it on the menu. Haven't had a bad thing from them yet. The Vindaloo we see today is based on a Portuguese dish that evolved in the Portugu...
by whm1974
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22719

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

Anyting else that is good? You can't go wrong with chicken tikka masala. It's technically a british dish that was heavily influenced by Indian food but it's since become standard fare in Indian cuisine. Other dishes that are good are chicken vindaloo (oft similar to masala but also has potato in it...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22719

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

Anyting else that is good?
by whm1974
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22719

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

just brew it! wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
However how is goat curry? I might try that next time I go to a Indian place.

Very similar to lamb curry, but IME goat tends to have a slightly "gamier" flavor.

Any foods you recommend next time I go to a Indian place?
by whm1974
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22719

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

Yes, the first two times I had lamb were gyros. I think I rather have the lamb curry. Properly made gyros are delicious. The pieces of meat should be just a little crispy around the edge, but still moist... tzatziki sauce, raw onion, a little tomato, and feta cheese, served in pita bread that has b...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22719

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

Yeah lamb tastes really strange to me since I don't eat it very often. Come to think of it, the curry is the third time I had lamb meat. Which is why I got it. Ever had gyros? The ones served at US fast food restaurants are usually a lamb/beef blend. Goat is similar, but even more strongly flavored...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22719

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

I should mention that I did enjoy the Indian food even though it tastes a bit strange to me. Anything that is seasoned with completely different spices and herbs than what you grew up eating will taste "a bit strange" at first. Maybe even "a lot strange". Yeah lamb tastes really...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22719

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

I should mention that I did enjoy the Indian food even though it tastes a bit strange to me.
by whm1974
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 156
Views: 22719

Re:

Curried okra sounds pretty good to me... :D I eat fried okra when I can get it, so I'll probely give Curried okra a try. I actually went to Indian restirent once for my birthday last year and got a bunch of stuff. I got lamb curry and a sample pack, and I want to give Indian food another chance aga...
by whm1974
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

Captain Ned wrote:
JBI, we have an RMS here.

Who, me? I'm hardly RMS here.
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

The T430 is over five years old, so looking for current add-in cards for an interface that were niche at the time is quite a fishing expedition. That said, a cursory search on Amazon and Newegg would answer your question without yet another thread. That just tells me that they have ExpressCard devi...
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

The T430 is over five years old, so looking for current add-in cards for an interface that were niche at the time is quite a fishing expedition. That said, a cursory search on Amazon and Newegg would answer your question without yet another thread. That just tells me that they have ExpressCard devi...
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

Well I learned something new today,if I ever need a USB to serial adapter I now know what to get. Thanks
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

No I don't feel compelled to find a use case for the ExpressCard slot on my notebook. The only use case I will probably ever have for this is a modem card for mobile networks.
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

Vhalidictes wrote:
There used to be some SSDs available for that ExpressCard, I don't know if they are still available though.

Newegg still has one in stock. But it's 48GB and $160. :o
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

There's also a Sound Blaster X-Fi for that slot if your'e desperate to shove something in there. I use Linux and I don't think that device is supported. And besides, the on board audio is good enough for me anyway. Well if I have to read your mind and know what cards you're interested in and won't ...
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

derFunkenstein wrote:
There's also a Sound Blaster X-Fi for that slot if your'e desperate to shove something in there.

I use Linux and I don't think that device is supported. And besides, the on board audio is good enough for me anyway.
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

It *was* a thing. However, support has waned and it was never a popular interface to begin with. If you do want to use the slot you'd best think about your use case and purchase something as soon as you can. I think the only ExpressCard I've seen in the wild was a mobile 4G modem on a couple of peo...
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1144

ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

I checked the manual for my Thinkpad T430, and it a 34mm ExpressCard slot on the right side. Is ExpressCard still a thing? I checked Newegg for such devices and they don't seem to have that many items for this. The SSD they do have in this format is way more expensive for it's size then a SATA3 2.5&...
by whm1974
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2374

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

OK I updated the BIOS/UEFI last night without bricking the notebook and thank you guys for advising me to get a refurbished laptop instead of the Alpha Litebook I was looking at. Even with spending some money later to upgrade this with more memory and an SSD, I still get a much better notebook.
by whm1974
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2374

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

OK I haven't burned a DVD yet so that's another thing to do. And the 14" screen is 1366x768 which is good enough for me. And the WiFi sees several networks so I know that works. Manjaro Linux installed just fine with no problems. I know I said this before, but this notebook looks and feel brand...
by whm1974
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Jerry Pournelle
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle

Yeah I read many of his novels when I was younger. One of my favorites.
by whm1974
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2374

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

just brew it! wrote:
Stick the HDD in an external enclosure and use it for backups.

There's a thought. I already have two external HDDs for that however.
by whm1974
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2374

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

derFunkenstein wrote:
Yeah, 5400RPM hard drives are slower than **** and tank any experience. Definitely replace it. ;D

Yeah a ~256GB SSD and another 4GB of memory should do the trick.
by whm1974
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2374

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

OK due to the HDD this thing really feels slow so I'm going to have to order a SSD for this ASAP. And maybe some more memory as well.
by whm1974
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2374

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

Well I got my Thinkpad T430 just few hours ago, and I'm typing this from a USB stick in Manjaro Linux. Everything seems to work and I swear this notebook looks and feels brand new.
by whm1974
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2097

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

Apply updates and turn off Bluetooth.
by whm1974
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: System Build August/September delayed?
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: System Build August/September delayed?

The staff might be waiting for Coffee Lake.
by whm1974
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Interesting Threadripper story... and nugget!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: Interesting Threadripper story... and nugget!!!

It is entirely plausible that enthusiasts within the company convinced them to come up with a middle ground between the single-die Ryzen and the 4-die Epyc. Whether or not it was a smart business move remains to be seen, but it has certainly stirred things up in the HEDT CPU market. Really wish I h...
by whm1974
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Interesting Threadripper story... and nugget!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: Interesting Threadripper story... and nugget!!!

Well it's good that AMD's management are encouraging their employees to do stuff like this. Now that AMD is on a roll heating up the CPU market with new designs, we will start seeing reasonable prices on mid-range and high end CPUs? If AMD can keep up their Linux support of Ryzen and Radeon products...