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by G8torbyte
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 32
Views: 754

Re: The Mandalorian

I'm ready to sign up mainly for Mandalorian and the upcoming Kenobi series. Multiple reports today of technical difficulties and log-on issues with Disney +. Once they get the glitches worked out I'll get on board. My kids are fans of the Clone Wars and Rebels series and like me they enjoyed Rogue O...
by G8torbyte
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Can we take a moment to talk about headphones!
Replies: 10
Views: 3227

Re: Can we take a moment to talk about headphones!

For sound quality I prefer circumaural headphones over the In-Ear-Monitors (IEM) "buds." However I do want the mobility of the IEMs and recently been considering getting some good quality ones <$100. Been looking specifically at the Tin Audio T-series at Linsoul.com which (Mass)Drop.com di...
by G8torbyte
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 43983

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Oh an I forgot......Obi-Wan! Yes that one. It was announced at D23 that McGregor will be reprising this role and having his own show. While no exact details have been released as a fan I always felt that Kenobi's > (whiney) Skywalker's. Yes, Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan was a bright spot in the prequels...
by G8torbyte
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 43983

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Yeah, I've always thought a Mandalorian side project would be a good way to go since the Boba Fett lore is a fan favorite. I once had an original Boba action figure from the 1970's but traded my cousin for some other toy. Oh well, no way I could have known 40 years ago that was not a good decision. ...
by G8torbyte
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 471
Views: 43983

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Hey if they could bring back Darth Maul with robot legs, couldn't they bring back Snoke with robot legs? Whether or not they should is another matter entirely! Thanks for that link to Mauler's videos. There were quite a few things explained there I didn't notice (but my brain did). Well looks like ...
by G8torbyte
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

Re: College Football 2019

Good job GATORS! Nice win over Auburn.
by G8torbyte
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

Re: College Football 2019

Four weeks into the season, we're starting to get a feel for which teams are contenders vs. pretenders. The Gators at my alma mater are probably ranked higher than they should be. They'll be 5-0 at the beginning of October when they face against #7 Auburn, #4 LSU, South Carolina and #3 Georgia. Alu...
by G8torbyte
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils
Replies: 37
Views: 2599

Re: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils

I'll keep referring to TR forums for advice on PC tech, home improvement, vehicle maintenance etc since the community here has always been very helpful and hopefully most members will stay on. For audio tech and music interests I recommend HeadFi.org. It has a very active forum community that posts ...
by G8torbyte
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4273
Views: 611818

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The joys of "shuffle all". Just as I was navigating a bumpy construction zone in highway traffic, I switched from Keith Urban - Blue Ain't Your Color to Judas Priest - Ram it Down . I'm' not a huge country fan, but Urban is clearly a very talented musician. His guitar work there reminded ...
by G8torbyte
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ad Astra
Replies: 0
Views: 1647

Ad Astra

Just viewed the official trailer to Ad Astra which was released yesterday: hMr4-aYegcM My first impression is it looks to be an outer-space version of "Apocalyse Now" which drew upon the novella "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. The protagonist searching for antagonist gone r...
by G8torbyte
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)
Replies: 12
Views: 3078

Re: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Congrats, you're definitely getting good mileage from the setup. If you're aiming for NVMe support you'll need to get a later series chipset which I think most vendors began support for NVMe after 2014 in the Z87 or Z97 series with Intel. I don't recall when AMD began support for NVMe. In a typical ...
by G8torbyte
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

They have one at KSC here and also one in Huntsville. All 3 also have shuttles of various levels of real vs mockups. Yes, forgot about that. Been a long time since I was down that way in FL. I've been fortunate to visit both KSC and JSC. Grew up in north FL watching the shuttle lift-offs which at t...
by G8torbyte
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Cool stuff. I knew the anniversary was coming up, but it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder (and the link Usacomp). I also just recently built the Lego Apollo Saturn V , and Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander . My first lego builds in over 20 years; now I just have to finish up my plan to display th...
by G8torbyte
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1468
Views: 56784

Re: Something's different...

The forums are here to stay. My understanding is that they are SEO gold. They may be migrated to a different platform Uh oh. I thought phpBB was safe. I hope it's not going to turn into a JS-ridden infinite-scroll 5-topics-per-screen #-days-ago facsimile-of-the-current-homepage sort of thing. Just ...
by G8torbyte
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1468
Views: 56784

Re: Something's different...

Remember the previous TR-is-tanking thread where people were discussing that TR's only hope of remaining a Going Concern would need to include better social media presence, more video experiences, and probably some kind of angel investor? Well, this is what that looks like. Take it, or take the 404...
by G8torbyte
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1468
Views: 56784

Re: Something's different...

Obviously it's not my call, but I'm lobbying for future subscription income to be used exclusively as a hardware purchasing fund. No predictions on how that will turn out yet, but hopefully it's an idea people like. I like it a lot! You will miss out on NDA access, but it will no longer leave you a...
by G8torbyte
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1468
Views: 56784

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

No sir, I don't like it. I've hated the recent (read: last several years) trend of dumbifying designs. I don't want to see "16 hours ago." I don't want to do date/time math in my head. Actual dates and times, please. This was one of my biggest gripes with the latest Windows 10 Insider rel...
by G8torbyte
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: best cooler for few days?
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: best cooler for few days?

The Yetis perform best with a little prep time. Basically if it is left outside in the sunlight heat will build up in its insulation. Throw in some ice and it thermodynamically transfers that stored heat and ice melts faster. Keep Yetis stored in a cool area or pre-cool before traveling. That way th...
by G8torbyte
Sun May 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chuckula got a RAM Upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1435

Re: Chuckula got a RAM Upgrade

They're probably cheaper in the NE because they're more likely to have rust/corrosion issues due to winter weather. Especially if they're just occasional-use cars. The usual fix 'round here is to remove the bed and replace it with pressure-treated lumber. Also the it eats up the exhaust pipes. I re...
by G8torbyte
Sun May 26, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Chuckula got a RAM Upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1435

Re: Chuckula got a RAM Upgrade

Nice. I've thought about getting a big truck at some point after finding an affordable house. Probably a very well used one given how expensive trucks are these days. They're very popular up here on account of the winter. When a purchased a second-hand CrewMax Tundra two years ago I found that pre-...
by G8torbyte
Thu May 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1387
Views: 125964

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Enjoying the Spring season in the Jersey area with everything green and blooming again but the grass grows like crazy and requires lawn mowing every week. Took out my good 'ol 18 year old Murray 6HP with the Quantum Briggs & Stratton engine and noticed a leaky fuel line. Thanks to handy video gu...
by G8torbyte
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Change in Plans - I would like to *Replace* my faded American Flag
Replies: 37
Views: 2530

Re: I would like to refresh my faded American Flag

what would a UK flag look like with only Wales and England? It would be the English flag. Wales has never been represented on the Union Jack. I liked seeing the Welsh Dragon when I worked at a joint USAF/RAF base in the UK. https://i.postimg.cc/X7v3G68K/download.png The Gaelic/Celtic dialect is so ...
by G8torbyte
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can you identify this sound?
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: Can you identify this sound?

hmmm...sounds a little faintly like the command deck of the Starship Enterprise.. :)

It is odd since there are different tones of beeps. Is it Bluetooth enabled, maybe picking up something wireless?
by G8torbyte
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So what are you using for computer audio?
Replies: 154
Views: 17724

Re: So what are you using for computer audio?

Those HE-4XX's are only 35 ohms so it shouldn't be that hard to drive them. The Jubilee's on the other hand are 150. Might need an amp to get real quality of those. Pet peeve: using impedance alone to determine how hard it is to drive a set of headphones. Sure, it's part of the equation--high imped...
by G8torbyte
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So what are you using for computer audio?
Replies: 154
Views: 17724

Re: So what are you using for computer audio?

So you plug them in using the big XLR connectors at the back of the unit? Do these even have enough juice to drive HPs? Thought they were meant as preamp outputs. :O Those HE-4XX's are only 35 ohms so it shouldn't be that hard to drive them. The Jubilee's on the other hand are 150. Might need an am...
by G8torbyte
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So what are you using for computer audio?
Replies: 154
Views: 17724

Re: So what are you using for computer audio?

Since my Apartment is not very well isolated, I stick to headphones. Currently using a Titanium HD for my stereo needs and my trusty Yamaha RX-V377 for multichannel movies. These as my workhorse cans: Beyerdynamic DT-880 These are used for pure music enjoyment: Focal Clear Professional Since the X-...
by G8torbyte
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4273
Views: 611818

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postmodern Jukebox - Dream On (yes, that Dream On). Not sure if this is supposed to be a torch song or an unsolicited audition to do the intro song for the next James Bond movie but I'm happy with either. She's got some pipes. https://youtu.be/Yq4KA0mUnC8 Been enjoying some Postmodern Jukebox as we...
by G8torbyte
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 3
Replies: 63
Views: 5289

Re: Borderlands 3

leor wrote:
G8torbyte wrote:
I did not see Moxxi in the trailer, am I missing something or is she out of this next sequel? Her series of weapons were some of the better ones.

Moxie is in the trailer ;-)


Looks like it could be her in the scene showing Tannis and Marcus, but was not sure...
by G8torbyte
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 3
Replies: 63
Views: 5289

Re: Borderlands 3

Hump-a-Dump! as Torgue would say. I'm looking forward to BL3 but I can wait till it's on sale later. Recently I've been trying to get through the BL2 Digistruck Peak challenge as a solo play and got as far as OP6. I did not see Moxxi in trailer, I'm I missing something or is she out of this next seq...
by G8torbyte
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23539

Re: MCU

Captain Marvel, yay or nay? Me says kinda yay. I'm saying yay. Now the Internet can spend the next six weeks or so crafting theories on the pivotal role Goose will play in saving the MCU. "Mutha-flerken" yay as Fury would say...anyway, just got back from seeing it with my daughters at a m...
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