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by paulWTAMU
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 167
Views: 4395

Re: Video card prices

This plus RAM prices is really putting a crimp in my desire to build a new machine :(
by paulWTAMU
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I got out of my workshop after working out yesterday, all sweaty in shorts and a tanktop...it was a little above freezing when I went out to work out, and in low single digits when I got done (in like 1.5 hours). That was the fastest I've run back to the house in ages :lol: We're not getting snow th...
by paulWTAMU
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The popeyes here in Amarillo are terrible as hell. Y'all are lucky. It's a 20 minute wait for cold dry food. Never eat there anymore.
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 8105

Re: NFL 2017

If I was a Browns fan I'd be livid. I'm usually all for giving HC's 3 years or so before canning them, but one damn game in 2 years? Oh man I'd be done--not for the bad record but for keeping that coach
by paulWTAMU
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

by paulWTAMU
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3408
Views: 495075

Re: Gun prOn!

I don't think I've seen him review a gun he didn't like, except maybe hi point
by paulWTAMU
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

There's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate attire :wink:


The hottest I can remember my city being is something like 112, and the coldest I remember is -14 or something like that.
by paulWTAMU
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heishwan: I'm IN Texas and we have a forecasted low in the single digits Sunday and Monday.

I'm planning more hiking
by paulWTAMU
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I hiked about 6-7 miles; it was ~15 degrees when I started and warmed up to a balmy 20 or so when I was done.

My mustache froze into a giant icicle, but I saw lots of cool birds and some deer, and a fox, so that was nice
by paulWTAMU
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)
Replies: 287
Views: 76909

Re: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)

yeah, I woudln't keep a betta in less than 5 gallon; and at that point 10's are usually actually cheaper to buy for some weird assed reason.
by paulWTAMU
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

turns out I am hosed so hard my anus is bruising. My water heater is in a location that is no longer legal for it to be in. Since I'm replacing it, I'll have to relocate it. Usually I'd say the hell with it and do it anyway but we're moving in May or June and putting the house for sale. So it has to...
by paulWTAMU
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yep. And I managed to break it while getting it off about 10 minutes after posting that. *sigh*. Oh well, I'll measure and get replacement piping when I'm back at the hardware store getting a new water heater. Full story because I want to vent: We had our youngest son's birthday party yesterday. He ...
by paulWTAMU
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

why the hell are T&P relief valves so stubborn and why isn't there more clearance between the body of the water heater and the pipe that connects to the valve. Ugh.
by paulWTAMU
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?
Replies: 15
Views: 393

Re: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?

Under some circumstances they can, and PHA's have pretty broad latitude. There's a lot of HUD programs and I'd have to know which one whm is on; sounds like one of their programs with a substance abuse focus? Those ones aren't particularly active in my area so I don't have working experince with them.
by paulWTAMU
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 11335

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I've debated attending our local indoor football games; tickets are dirt cheap and I think my kids would enjoy a quarter or two before they got bored.
by paulWTAMU
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 8105

Re: NFL 2017

I buy the Mara conspiracy theories. Dude's been low-key scummy for a long time.


Unrelated note: I really hate injuries. The Texans have most of their best starters on IR this year :/ 15 or so players total.
by paulWTAMU
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Upgrade or build?

yeah, I tore the motherboard out of a Dell to save cash back when; oh well :(

JAE, I would *love* to be able to justify 400+ on a gpu but I don't think I can. maybe upper 200s-350ish
by paulWTAMU
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Upgrade or build?

yeah, I've got my steam folder and boot drive on an SSD.

Problem is my motherboard only has 2 DIMM slots so I'd have to buy a 2x8 for RAM rather than just picking up a set of 2x4 to add to my current RAM :/ I should have mentioned that. Otherwise I'd have upgraded the RAM already
by paulWTAMU
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Upgrade or build?

Current specs: a Haswell i5 4460 @ 3.2 Ghz Ram: 8 gigs of DDR3 @ 798 mghz Sapphire Radeon 260x I upgraded my monitor a while ago and can't play at native resolutions (1440p woohoo) so the easy answer is GPU, but I'm not sure if it's worth upgrading that or just holding off till I can upgrade the who...
by paulWTAMU
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 11335

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I used to do kickboxing (school went out of business), and am nerdy. Still lift; currently recovering from some back injuries but hope to have my squat back up over 400 and my dead back up over 450 within a couple of months (I'd like 5 and 6 respectively but that'll be a bit). No, we're not all anti...
by paulWTAMU
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 7297

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

what's that come out to? 80+ shots a week?
by paulWTAMU
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3408
Views: 495075

Re: Gun prOn!

I sold mine and don't regret it. It was well made, fairly well finished, and reliable but I just really didn't like shooting it and had a hell of a time being at all accurate with it (other people didn't, and I've got other guns I'm much more accurate with so I'm not sure why). I wanted to like it b...
by paulWTAMU
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3408
Views: 495075

Re: Gun prOn!

Full sized or close ones are easy but the little pocket ones are *snappy*. I like shooting my LC9 more than an LCP
by paulWTAMU
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Ribs

Brisket

Turkey

4 types of sweet potatoes

2 types of pie

huge salad

I'm stuffed as hell and carb loaded. Tomorrow's deadlifts will be epic; trying 295 for 10 then a few sets of 5-6.
by paulWTAMU
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3408
Views: 495075

Re: Gun prOn!

I've never found a real pocket 380 that didn't suck to shoot

Gebo's has a RIA 9mm 1911 for 300 in the black friday ad but I just bought a new barbell online too...decisions decisions...
by paulWTAMU
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

derfunk, something similar happened to our old plasma.

We decided to just replace it; the quotes we got to fix anything were a good chunk of money (like a couple hundred bucks) and given that it happened superbowl week there were good deals some 50"+ TVs so...yeah we just did that instead
by paulWTAMU
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Had a work van ahead of me on the commute this morning...the trailer it was hauling started throwing sparks, then came off the hitch. Almost sideswiped someone while swerving to avoid the careening trailer.

That got my heart rate up for a bit.
by paulWTAMU
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2418
Views: 78978

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I'm back to a 225 overhead press...now if I can get my bodyweight back down to 225/230 or thereabouts :lol: And my squat back to 450+. God it's harder to get in shape in my 30s.
by paulWTAMU
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 93
Views: 8605

Re: Stay Safe!

Our network is still talking to each other constnatly and I can tell you there's problems filling up in SA and Dallas and Austin today :/ Mostly because people are panicky. MIB had it right.

I like living in the panhandle!
by paulWTAMU
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 93
Views: 8605

Re: Stay Safe!

been on 12 hour shifts since this started doing our back end work.

I'm exhausted and I'm not even out there doing ****, I'm just in an office.

I had no idea Texas had this many shallow water draft boats, and it *still* isn't enough.