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by Rand
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

Just a friendly advise for you: if you want to stop community disliking you - at the very least don't insult the intelligence or knowledge of the community by posting the "random list" articles. As you have seen from comments below those articles, no one appreciates those on this site. I ...
by Rand
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

Can anyone direct me towards who/how we contact regarding subscriptions?
Now that it seems like even the TR old guard have lost hope I not feeling too excited about maintaining my donation...
by Rand
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

Not to rain on your parade, and it is nice that the new guys aren't interfering with content, but ludi's piece was something he contacted me about volunteering to produce in mid-June. What he created is awesome, but it doesn't pay the bills and may not exist if it wasn't offered gratis. That said, ...
by Rand
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

There's plenty of plugins that can apply custom css to individual sites. I'm using one called stylish. I even tried sharing my crummy css code I've pieced together if people are curious. I think the css can be pulled straight from that link if people prefer a different solution. I think some browse...
by Rand
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

I am still being asked to enter an e-mail address and a new handle when I post a comment on the front page. These really need to stick to forum IDs, or at least be permanent and limited to just one handle per verified e-mail address. There may be a few voting irregularities in the thumbs up/down sy...
by Rand
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

Here's the million dollar design question for the sufficiently bored among you. https://imgur.com/a/on0xJBO How does one "recent" column, and a Mini-Me "recentier" column right next to it, help anyone in particular? The main thing I saw was how huge the entries for each article ...
by Rand
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

As negative as I am on this whole thing we should at least give them a chance to fix the new UI. The staff is still intact, the new owners are providing the money to keep content flowing (kinda needed to save this site!), if they can start providing solutions to some of their initial screwups a work...
by Rand
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

sweatshopking wrote:
Wag.....?

Women's Artistic Gymnastics. I am disappointed in you SSK. These are things you are supposed to know.
by Rand
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

YEAH, FROM AN INSIDER POSITION THINGS ARE LOOKING BETTER EVERYDAY. HAHAHA I'M AN INSIDER GOD HOW DID THAT HAPPEN @Drfish also need to make is so clicking on an image in an article opens the full size image. right now they don't open I think you as an insider might actually be the scariest thing of ...
by Rand
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

FWIW, if we had any idea how big of a cluster the "transition" would be, I would stopped promoting subs instantly . I kept what I knew quiet out of respect for Adam and he was caught just as much by surprise on Sunday as the rest of us. How you feel is fully justified and I sincerely apol...
by Rand
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

sweatshopking wrote:
Guys, tr will be fine. Because if it wasn't WHO WOULD I GO TO FILL MY CONSTANT NEED FOR ATTENTION?


The employees\slaves in your sweat shop?
You are the sweatshopking after all.
by Rand
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

Here's the thing everyone: I'm no Lovecraft expert, but I think the analogy to draw is that we're dealing creatures that are barely aware of our existence. Fortunately, they're actually human, and they can be reasoned with, but we're starting from scratch and an abundance of patience will be requir...
by Rand
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

I had re-subscribed on 21-Jun to extend my subscription through to 28-Jun-2020 (received an email confirming this as well), but I no longer see the badge next to my name in the forum. Likewise, https://techreport.com/subscriptions/ doesn't show my subscription information either. I'm not sure if th...
by Rand
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

So should we start expecting to see a new design for the forums too? Or can we expect it to live on?
by Rand
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

sweatshopking wrote:
Rand wrote:
This is disappointing.

WHERE CAN PEOPLE GO TO GET THEIR GYMNASTICS/TECH NEWS IF TR DIES?!!!?


See, now here is someone who has their priorities in life properly aligned.
My opinion of the new owners would improve a thousand fold if I learned they were secretly gym fans.
by Rand
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

This is disappointing. The post is incredibly tone deaf and appears like she is entirely unaware of peoples reaction to the site, or simply doesn't care enough to see. There is no explanation as to whom she is just a quick here, this is TechReport, it's awesome so read us please thanks. No comment o...
by Rand
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

I think the main point to draw from this entire thread is that we're complaining about the changes because we view them as harmful to the site and that we clearly care about the site's survival. I'm sure it can be worked out to work with the new CMS, but if you can telegraph that sentiment to the o...
by Rand
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different... (new)

I wholeheartedly disagree with "You're probably not going to see a big post on the front page repeating these words or detailing just how dicey things are for TR and other independent sites out there. " The diehard forum members may have made it to post 23 of that thread just out of curio...
by Rand
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

I'm holding out hope that it can be fixed, as least in part. At least some of the issues are fairly trivial to fix.
by Rand
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different...

What really sucks is the best review TR has had in a long time is getting lost in the complaints about the new UI. Zak must have put in a ton of hours of testing in the last week and the article has all of 30 comments, with a decent chunk of those about the UI and not even mentioning the review itse...
by Rand
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1047
Views: 25143

Re: Something's different... (new)

I really don't think much of the UI design. Ultra low density, all white, the 'recent posts' right column appears to be completely useless as it's just a copy of the primary/center column, having to specifically go the a separate page to even know a new review has been posted. Plus general UI simpli...
by Rand
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 17038

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Let's just skip the t-shirts and have all the TR contributors pose topless. We can vote on them.
by Rand
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tech websites
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: Tech websites

Seth was hired up elsewhere awhile back I think, as far as I know the search is still ongoing for a replacement but with a lack of funds.... just keeping the lights on is the best that can be hoped for here for now :( In the meantime at least we get news here and the community is still strong. The S...
by Rand
Tue May 28, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 130
Views: 5696

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - last day to vote!

The NAND battle has taken a one vote lead as I type this, either of the top two voted items could make for interesting reading imo.
by Rand
Sun May 26, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chuckula got a RAM Upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: Chuckula got a RAM Upgrade

I don't see a single 9900K license plate anywhere in that picture. I'm disappointed in you.
by Rand
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 17038

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

What the heck? I've been writing tech stuff for literally weeks and how come I don't have a job at Intel or amd? I hear VIA hasn't hired anyone yet! Lots of room for someone to tell us all about the wondrous glories of the KX-6000 if only we'd leave those tiny companies like Intel, AMD, and Nvidia ...
by Rand
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 17038

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

I'd like to see a big post on the front page covering this, most people probably aren't going to happen upon this thread and realize how dicey things are for TR or be aware that HardOCP is dead. If people were aware they'd be much more likely to contribute. I've upped my subscription as much as I ca...
by Rand
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 17038

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

I'm the furthest thing from a fan of Kyle, but the death of HardOCP is a real loss. It was easily one of the top few enthusiast sites out there by readership and one of the few left that have been around for well over a decade now and had established themselves. One more major site quietly dying off...
by Rand
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?
Replies: 84
Views: 13236

Re: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?

A 1TB Samsung drive at 12,636 hours. Although It'll be retired later this year for something larger.
I have a long since retired 320GB WD drive that ended it's life at just south of 60,000 hours.

On the SSD side, a 1TB Mushkin drive is sitting at 41,427 total NAND writes.
by Rand
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2 TILs about our pal Jeff Kampman
Replies: 20
Views: 1137

Re: 2 TILs about our pal Jeff Kampman

I'm not usually one for podcasts but Ashraf Eassa has always come across as very intelligent and well informed, so seeing him do one with Jeff Kampman could be interesting.
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