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by G8torbyte
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Happy Father's Day Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Happy Father's Day Weekend

Best wishes to you and yours. I think my kids appreciate the computers I build for them so they made an appropriate cake for this weekend with a little help from mom. Not bad to be a nerdy dad :) https://s22.postimg.cc/bv8wqa6fl/20180616_175219.jpg https://s22.postimg.cc/yjy3pvqe9/20180616_175925.jpg
by G8torbyte
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Adding a NAS for backups only
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Adding a NAS for backups only

Pre-built kits seem to be a bit more economical. I recently built a NAS with separate components as a DIY project and it took awhile to find parts especially if you want ECC compatibility between the CPU, RAM and motherboard. My build notes about it is linked in my signature. I chose unRAID for the ...
by G8torbyte
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!
Replies: 16
Views: 826

Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Thanks, so there could still be a chance! :)
After reading TR's review I see no compelling reason to buy one but it would be nice to be selected in the sweepstakes.
by G8torbyte
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 82
Views: 8165

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

I binged River Monsters over 3 days. I've been nightfishing for catfish...would love to land a big old channel cat or alligator gar :) C&R only for me with those though (they don't taste good). Yeah, I used to watch Jeremy Wade's episodes whenever I could catch them on. I think my favorite trip...
by G8torbyte
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!
Replies: 16
Views: 826

Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Any word if winners were notified yet? Nothing updated on the Intel site other than it has ended.
by G8torbyte
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Movie/Film/Cinema Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: The Movie/Film/Cinema Thread

There is a conspicuous absence of cigarettes. True, there would have been a lot of smoky offices and and ash trays spilling over in the 1960's. I did enjoy seeing all the vintage adding machines, IBM computer with the punch cards, classic cars etc. When I asked my wife where did they find the class...
by G8torbyte
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Movie/Film/Cinema Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: The Movie/Film/Cinema Thread

I borrowed "Hidden Figures" recently from my local library. I liked it and thought it was done very well. It highlighted not only the significant advancement and achievements of women of color during the NASA space program but also showed the transition of relying on human computational sk...
by G8torbyte
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: What happens if I upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: What happens if I upgrade?

You should be able to register your current Win10 setup under your microsoft account if you have one. Then after you change out the hardware Win10 will ask to reactivate. Log into your MS account again and you can select the OS you registered earlier and verify you did a hardware change. In my case ...
by G8torbyte
Thu May 31, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116481

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

:o Presbyopia forces me to wear glasses since my arms are not long enough to hold something at a distance to read small text. Eye lens muscle got weaker over time and can't focus near field anymore. Optometry office said it happens typically in the middle age time frame. Thankfully I can see sharply...
by G8torbyte
Tue May 29, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Home Network Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 2800

Re: Home Network Questions

Mine is SkyNet-Terminals and neighbors near me have "Stop Stealing My Internet" and "VIRUS.exe" :)
by G8torbyte
Tue May 29, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Is there a software recovering deleted documents and/ or photos?
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Is there a software recovering deleted documents and/ or photos?

Here's a list of options:
https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best ... y-software

I had success reading a faulty flash drive full of photos I wanted to recover with Test Disk/PhotoRec utility which is #5 on the list.
by G8torbyte
Sat May 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield V
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Battlefield V

I kinda am and I'm kinda not... The flying in Battlefield has always been a poor simulation. True, the jet simulations in the BF series are ridiculous and I avoided most multi-play maps with them. Hoping they make the propeller driven planes more believable. I enjoy the nostalgia of the WWII war bi...
by G8torbyte
Sat May 26, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield V
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Battlefield V

I'm curious as to whether any BF fans here have seen the reveals and videos of BF V and what they think. I watched Jack Frags and Westies videos and I must say I'm really stoked about the up coming changes and the new direction they are taking. Slowing down the game and making squad play more impor...
by G8torbyte
Wed May 23, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 1737

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

Unfortunately was spoiled with a computer I had about 8 years ago that had an ASUS Xonar Essence ST in it. And yes, I could hear the difference. I have considered the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system again as that is what I had before. I know some onboard audio has been improved, but unfortunately the o...
by G8torbyte
Sun May 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: iTunes is now available in the Microsoft Store!
Replies: 7
Views: 3475

Re: iTunes is now available in the Microsoft Store!

"How-To Geek" sent out a notice to subscribers to their newsletter earlier this past week. I followed their guide Avoid iTunes Bloat w/the Windows Store Version and had no issues. Only works with Win 10 according to the article. I mostly use Foobar2000 now for music file management and EAC...
by G8torbyte
Thu May 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Toilet repair
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Toilet repair

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Taking a toilet off and replacing it is something that I've gotten skilled out since having kids. :lol: It's surprisingly fast.


Yep, with kids around your plumbing skills must develop fast if you prefer to DIY. Some days I feel like Gru when he changed from his former skills :)

by G8torbyte
Sun May 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Help choosing a new router
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Help choosing a new router

I've been using the Netgear Nighthawk R7000P for a few weeks and it is doing well for my home network where it manages up to 15 or so wired and wireless devices ie. smart TV's, kindles, PCs, phones, security cams etc. I like that it has a feature to optimize the 5Ghz and 2.4 Ghz channels automatical...
by G8torbyte
Mon May 07, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 68
Views: 4329

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

In some software drivers pre-amping or adjusting equalization above the mid-level can cause some crackling/popping in recordings.
by G8torbyte
Thu May 03, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3443
Views: 511683

Re: Gun prOn!

Make sure the M1903 isn't in the low-serial number batch that shouldn't be fired these days. Definitely checked that before purchasing it. It is in the safe serial # range with the double heat treatment vs the earlier single treatment issues. I've taken it to the range and tested different bolts in...
by G8torbyte
Thu May 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3443
Views: 511683

Re: Gun prOn!

I'm hoping you lay off the Red Bull when you are down at the range... it's an important responsibility and one i don't eff around with. in the range, outside the range, etc... Thank you good sir :lol: I'm looking forward to throwing some lead downrange this weekend. Should be great weather for it. ...
by G8torbyte
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 3498

Re: Sports heroes

BTW, "hero" is not a term I associate with sports figures or celebrities. Similarly I would say I admire Sports Professionals but would not consider them heroes. I admire Nick Foles for the adversity, criticisms and challenges he overcome to enable the Eagles to victory: https://www.youtu...
by G8torbyte
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 20
Views: 3498

Re: Sports heroes

Growing up in rural north FL neither of my parents were huge sports fans but my mother would get into baseball during the world series time and watch it on TV each year. I never had patience to sit and watch it on screen. My mom later told me when she was younger she went to a Braves game and saw Ha...
by G8torbyte
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 116481

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Ti-92 for me. Yeah, I was that guy. Honestly never saw one of those all through my college years (and that's A LOT of Math/Engineering/Physics classes). I was definitely an outlier with the 89. Almost everyone had the 83+. I transferred from from a small college to a university engineering college ...
by G8torbyte
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3831
Views: 555226

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Another cover done in a different musical style-Appalachian/Bluegrass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=forqmom3YuY

I learned Scrugg's style banjo picking from one of his lesson books. Not pleasant sounding for relaxing but fun to play.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrlqQ1_vZVE
by G8torbyte
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Midwest blizzard

Philly and Central NJ had plenty of Nor'easters and snow this past season. Looks like it will just bring rain to our area since we up in the 80's today. Finally getting some Spring like weather.
by G8torbyte
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3831
Views: 555226

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Pretty cool cover of one of my favorite songs ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0RV0kgdqJU Made me LOL because it is so f*cking over the top, but so good at the same time. I think I am in love with the female singer/guitarist. That was a cool and unique cover of a classic. Impressive musical s...
by G8torbyte
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 2625

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I've had an issue since the Fall 2017 Creators update where my NVidia Control Panel will disappear after a new driver install and manual reboot. It shows immediately after the driver install and opens but then goes away after the next reboot disappearing from the right-click pop-up window on the des...
by G8torbyte
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3831
Views: 555226

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I listen to a broad spectrum of genres, everything from country (except bro-country) to electronic, EBM/Industrial to metal etc. Been on a kick listening to a genre that sounds like it has been around awhile but recently noticed it described as Glitch Hop which mixes modern electronica with classic ...
by G8torbyte
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 29685

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

But what about that Solo teaser. Looks real good to me. Yep, we need a fun Star Wars movie after that last episode. I like how people are linking the easter eggs Ron Howard may be putting in the movie with references to his history with George Lucas in American Graffiti which also starred Harrison ...
by G8torbyte
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: I broke down -
Replies: 27
Views: 3001

Re: I broke down -

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1522717147&sr=8-4&keywords=acer+e+series The RAM and SSD location are accessed really easy by removing 2-3 screws with the old school window on the bottom, I love that. Also have M.2 an...