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by layerup
Thu May 24, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon Locker weirdness
Replies: 52
Views: 16918

Re: Amazon Locker weirdness

They seem to have switched to numerical-only locker codes for some reason (was previously a mix of numbers and letters). I wonder why they did that; it drastically reduces the number of possible combinations (1 million possible combinations now vs. ~2 billion before, as it's a 6-character code). Wh...
by layerup
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 3814

Re: Warning about Newegg

Really sweet of them to not be able to refund me the taxes too, even though I can provide them information that the taxes don't apply. The whole getting taxed online thing is getting stupid, because these e-tailers don't even know the laws by which they are required or whom they are suppose to tax....
by layerup
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Samsung 960 EVO vs 960 PRO 1 TB
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: Samsung 960 EVO vs 960 PRO 1 TB

If all you're dong is loading games/applications.... :-? :-? :-? That sounds like a tricky.... trick. I'll add onto Chrispy, in saying that if you feel like there is some tangible benefit to getting the NVME pro drive, even if it's simply to make yourself feel better, then get it. However, just bec...
by layerup
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Child Proofing the digital world
Replies: 33
Views: 3949

Re: Child Proofing the digital world

At some point, its worth having a talk with kids about the existence of "bad" content and empower them - "if it makes you feel bad or strange, ask dad/mum to check it". My view here is that while we can supervise them in many places, there is going to be the case where they are ...
by layerup
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 7766

Re: TR BBQ XV - Official Thread

I would really like to attend before this traditional event disappears, but I am unable to fully commit at this time, as it's roughly 2500 miles to travel. That being said, not sure how much pull I really have, but would prefer the June weekends, if at all possible.
by layerup
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Asus B350M-E + R3 2200G No BIOS Flash
Replies: 33
Views: 6330

Re: Asus B350M-E + R3 2200G No BIOS Flash

Great, what board with what BIOS revision if you know? Most of these boards that I booted up we're bought about a month ago and they had revision 801. Uhh, I believe I bought the Gigabyte AB350 for around 50$ from amazon after rebate at the beginning of the month (Of course, I need to make sure the...
by layerup
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Asus B350M-E + R3 2200G No BIOS Flash
Replies: 33
Views: 6330

Re: Asus B350M-E + R3 2200G No BIOS Flash

From the TR article https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/2Gen-Ryzen-AM4-System-Bootup.aspx My 2400G should be arriving tomorrow, I will not be home when it comes, hopefully it will still be on the front porch when I get home from work. I will try to update this thread if I am able to find...
by layerup
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 353
Views: 27567

Re: So who here is actually mining?

So then... question here. Why is it even possible not to run a full node? Is that just a concession made to help spread the adoption of the network? its an evolving and changing ecosystem with many people having different visions of how it looks. So... it depends on which crypto you're talking abou...
by layerup
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 86
Views: 6358

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

So is anyone else planning on doing a Ryzen APU build? Count me in. Ever since I had received a new case from one of tech reports contests, I have been waiting for the opportunity to drop a Ryzen APU into it. My only concern is carrying over some "old" DDR4 into this build. I seem to reme...
by layerup
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you cooking right now?
Replies: 21
Views: 2589

Re: What are you cooking right now?

Leftover turkey has always become turkey tacos in my family.
by layerup
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you cooking right now?
Replies: 21
Views: 2589

Re: What are you cooking right now?

The last 6 years we have cooked for/hosted 15 or so family members. Because of work and where we now live, the SO and I are staying home, and only cooking for ourselves and the dog, which means greatly reduced cooking responsibility, probably 8 less dishes than normal. Turkey - Defrosting in the fri...
by layerup
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 14911

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

whm1974 wrote:
Well the doctors did tell me to exercise more as well, so you are right doing both are ideal.


I can only speak from personal experience, but basal insulin requirements decrease exponentially with exercise intensity and amount.
by layerup
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 14911

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes the important thing you can do is change your diet. I will always argue that if you have to choose between altering your diet or exercise, go with the exercise to control type II diabetes (along with removing the more sinister foods). Obviously, both is ...
by layerup
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 14911

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

It must be more about the caffeine for you then, instead of the sugar. I would also warn you to expect digestive... disruption. Your gut flora will change in response to a huge dietary change, and there may be a period of adjustment. Uncomfortable, but temporary. Sugar activates addiction centers i...
by layerup
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 14911

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

whm1974 wrote:
Will guys I'm back from groups and boy was I really temped to buy a bottle of soda this morning. But I forced myself not to. Does this get easier?


In 4-6 months, sure, but short term, it will constantly be on your mind. Best to focus on something else and keep your mind busy. JBI's homework?
by layerup
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 14911

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

I'd probably lose a decent amount of weight if I cut back on the beer... I'm probably ~25 lbs over what I should be, and it's mostly beer gut. No "Lite" beer for me, it's all the full-flavor, full-calorie stuff! :lol: It's pretty amazing what beer will do to you, not only the calories in ...
by layerup
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 14911

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

whm1974 wrote:
Now I feel sick. :(

If I had quit drinking soda 4.5 years ago, I could have brought the above for Xmas and be gaming in 4K! :evil: :roll:


How would you drive a 4k display? You are using a 970 right?
by layerup
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 14911

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

I know mention my issue with drinking soda all the time and I tried limiting myself to one 2L a day. I end up doing that for awhile and then, BAM I go back to binge drinking the stuff again. What makes things worse , there is a 7-11 not even a block away from me so only buying soda when I buy groce...
by layerup
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Got to try VR today...
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Got to try VR today...

So if I were to buy a headset? The pros of the Oculus are that it has many games and is $100 cheaper than the Samsung. The Samsung has a nicer screen, I like the way it fit my head ands the weight of it felt better. It's cables and lack of light houses were a plus. I would say that the Samsung is m...
by layerup
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 93
Views: 12477

Re: Stay Safe!

when walls and subfloors have been sitting in deep water for a couple days or more there's no amount of drying out that will save them. Thinner materials like 2x4 pine tend to warp and split, plywood floor materials warp and delaminate, and the mold and rot starts in joints and seams. The best you ...
by layerup
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 93
Views: 12477

Re: Stay Safe!

chuckula wrote:
I've always been a fan of concrete construction myself. I like trees in a forest around an ICF home that can stand up to mother nature better.


Lucky for you, if you were to decide to move to Texas, you would find that it is all slab on grad anyway.
by layerup
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 93
Views: 12477

Re: Stay Safe!

I assume they mean softwoods like spruce and pine in contrast to hardwoods like hard maple and mahogany. Construction grade lumber is almost always made from softwoods instead of hardwood. Redwood is the only example I can think of offhand where a hardwood is used as construction grade lumber, but ...
by layerup
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 93
Views: 12477

Re: Stay Safe!

ludi wrote:
Nationwide shortage in building materials, not fuel. Drywall and softwood lumber in particular.


I'm not sure I follow the reasoning here, can you elaborate?
by layerup
Fri May 12, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread
Replies: 32
Views: 6349

Re: Post your invention for the TR Napkin Sketch Contest thread

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When you are busy encoding or running benchmarks, why dump all that waste heat into your computer case? With the CPBrew, you can instead turn your processor into a state of the art coffee machine! Use the RGB selector to get your perfect cup!
by layerup
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 42
Views: 6183

Re: What are the best offline games?

The original mass effect series with DLC's is still some of the best gaming money can buy. The new ME is no good, at least as far as I've gotten..... The remastered Bioshock was a hoot to play through again. For the last several years I've wanted to go through the original bioshock, but for whatever...
by layerup
Tue May 10, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 714
Views: 98318

Re: What are you playing right now?

I've been slowly working through the talos principle, I have absolutely no idea what the star sigils do, other than be so incredibly difficult to figure out that I just don't chase them anymore.
by layerup
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3991
Views: 653501

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

just brew it! wrote:
Deschutes Pinedrops IPA :wink:


I'm working on a dechutes obsidian stout.

The one time I had the pinedrops IPA, I really enjoyed it, but I can't quite get around the 2-3 dollar premium on a six pack for that beer, especially with the incredible wealth of IPA options I have here in Oregon...
by layerup
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Dezi
Replies: 48
Views: 2116

Re: RIP Dezi

Sorry to hear about your loss JBI, to lose your dog so suddenly is not an easy pill to swallow. I think the big thing to take away from the whole relationship is what you did for Dezi. Obviously, you provided her with a great home and an incredible family, you brought in a timid and stand-offish dog...
by layerup
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Monitor Purchasing Advise?
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Monitor Purchasing Advise?

The Asus MG279Q (reviewed here and here ) was down to $481 the week before last. IPS, 144 Hz, VESA standard Adaptive-Sync = AMD FreeSync (35-90 Hz)... check, check, check. If the FreeSync range of this monitor stretched from 24 Hz to 144 Hz, it would be perfect. The Monoprice 13808 is still just $2...
by layerup
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Monitor Purchasing Advise?
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Monitor Purchasing Advise?

Freesync and G-Sync is just a pissing contest that forces people into locked platforms. IMO, I would wait until the battle resolves itself before jumping the gun onto a G-Sync/FreeSync capable monitor + GPU. Yeah, this is the feeling I get at this point in time too. While it seems most expect (hope...
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