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by G8torbyte
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2502
Views: 85667

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Well, this should be interesting. Seems that the NoLa hotel from whence I type this (conference for work) is ground zero/home base for the Krewe of Babylon. I gather they're the oldest group still parading and their annual ball is right here in the Mariott. Given the description of last year's ball...
by G8torbyte
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 658
Views: 81408

Re: What are you playing right now?

1 year late and one of the most popular games, but I started Battlefield 1 campaign last night. It's neat and unique how they tie everything in historically. Admittedly I don't know much about WW1, so some of the facts snippets were interesting. Also, the "memorial" that shows when you di...
by G8torbyte
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 391
Views: 16948

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

EW's article here posted yesterday gives more background on Howard's relationship with Lucas and what happened on the directorship changes. Interestingly he mentioned Lucas came by hung out on the set and even made a small scene change. Also the article's author provides some details of each charact...
by G8torbyte
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Alternate software of Tuneup Utilities
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Alternate software of Tuneup Utilities

Many years ago I used to install software utility tuneup "suites" until they became just cumbersome and taking up memory resources with functions I did not need. With Windows you can tune up with basically the built-in system tools. Regular clean ups, being vigilant of malicious software a...
by G8torbyte
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Space Thread

So this reads like a bad sci-fi novel, but I guess it's another thing Elon Musk made into science fact :P The US Air Force apparently had to scuttle one of his boosters that wasn't supposed to have survived its re-entry.data gathering mission. Yep, Air Force will not confirm or deny but it was prob...
by G8torbyte
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 391
Views: 16948

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
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Space Thread

Thanks Kougar, I'm on-board for a space thread. :D Emerging technology is ramping up and its cool to see space exploration interest growing again. I've visited NASA's Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in DC. Such a fascinating period in history and I always h...
by G8torbyte
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 84
Views: 1778

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

Massdrop JBL LSR30z powered monitors and done. US$179 shipped for the pair, you won't find better sound for that price. Also, this is a revolving drop, so you get it within a few days, unlike most Massdrop sales that can take weeks or months. I've seen those powered JBL's as highly recommended on o...
by G8torbyte
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 142
Views: 11696

Re: NFL 2017

Bud Light will keep it's promise of free beer to the Philly fans:
http://abc13.com/sports/philly-philly-b ... e/3036130/

Congrats!

by G8torbyte
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 142
Views: 11696

Re: NFL 2017

Fly, Eagles Fly!
On The Road To Victory! (Fight! Fight! Fight!)
Fight, Eagles fight!
Score a touchdown 1, 2, 3! (1! 2! 3!)
Hit 'em low!
Hit 'em high!
And watch our Eagles fly!
Fly, Eagles Fly!
On The Road To Victory!
E-A-G-L-E-S!
Eagles!

I hear fireworks all around my area in NJ!
by G8torbyte
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 142
Views: 11696

Re: NFL 2017

Not an Eagles fan originally since I grew up in FL but I am enjoying the enthusiasm around me since I now live near Philly and many of my local friends/coworkers are excited. Will Bird Bot make it to Minnesota intact? MDROInLmCB0 I think it will have a GPS tracker set on it and can monitor here: htt...
by G8torbyte
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headset for Gaming
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: Headset for Gaming

I use the Massdrop AKG K7XX headphones for my headset (plus a modmic). Now I don't have any relevant experience for Massdrop's AKG M220 , but they come in well below the K7XX while keeping the headband design (which is a big part of the K7XX's comfort). I have the AKG M220's from Massdrop. The set ...
by G8torbyte
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Recommended NAS Devices
Replies: 38
Views: 1380

Re: Recommended NAS Devices

I'm doing something similar for a NAS which is going to be primarily for backups, music and photo archiving. It's a DIY project with a small form factor, mini-itx build using this case InWin MS04 which has four (3.5") swap bays and room to add two (2.5") drives. It is coming together well ...
by G8torbyte
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 972
Views: 72940

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Seems odd since the temperature here in NJ is starting to creep up from of the low single digit temps we had over the weekend. I guess ice formed up near the outlet and caused some intense back pressure on the weak joint? Looks to me like the joint was freezing up and cracked the elbow, then water ...
by G8torbyte
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 972
Views: 72940

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Oh, the joys of home ownership and winter weather..... :cry: Water pipe burst this evening. Not yet repaired but I was able to isolate quick enough thank goodness. https://s10.postimg.org/umx9g7a6h/DSCN7050.jpg Seems odd since the temperature here in NJ is starting to creep up from of the low single...
by G8torbyte
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Digital Dark Age in Physical Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 916

Re: Digital Dark Age in Physical Storage?

Burned CD/DVD/BD-ROMs are more of a question mark; however, I have an anecdotal data point for that as well. About 15 years ago I ripped my entire music collection (up to that point), encoded everything to MP3, and archived the raw WAV rips to DVD-ROM (disk space was a lot more expensive back then)...
by G8torbyte
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Digital Dark Age in Physical Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 916

Digital Dark Age in Physical Storage?

I read an article this morning about scientists warning of a digital dark age with current digital media at risk of disappearing over time. I always thought optical media would last longer than magnetic if taken care of and not scratched up but they say otherwise. They mention synthetic DNA technolo...
by G8torbyte
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2502
Views: 85667

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Why would anyone intentionally submit themselves to Orlando in August? Philadelphia is humid as all hell, but at least it never gets brutally hot. Vegas, on the other hand, is always hot and sometimes unbearable but there's no humidity at all. It's nice to never get sticky. If I could live anywhere...
by G8torbyte
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2502
Views: 85667

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It's possible you left some skin attached to that metal. In other goings-on, I plan to brew my first ever Wheatwine this weekend. Strangely, it is a style I have never brewed before (I have brewed most other ale styles at least once). I plan to split the batch and age half of it on Bourbon-soaked o...
by G8torbyte
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3412
Views: 498426

Re: Gun prOn!

I finally got a chance to put some rounds through the RM380 and I firmly love it. Overall I'd give it a 9/10. It was actually enjoyable to shoot, which was a pleasant surprise. I was not originally planning on picking up any FMJ ammo for target shooting, but I guess I will now. Hickok45 gave it a d...
by G8torbyte
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 391
Views: 16948

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

derFunkenstein wrote:
CScottG wrote:
Speaking of Inquisitors - DAMN this grouping of movies is missing a huge opportunity to inject fear with them.

They'd be startling at least..."NOOOO-body expects the Jedi Inquisition!"


Some of my favorite skits from Monty Python...I CONFESS!!!!!
by G8torbyte
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 391
Views: 16948

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

True, Luke was a whiny guy at the beginning:

but he did seem to have matured to a wiser persona in ROTJ.
by G8torbyte
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 391
Views: 16948

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Tried to watch Star Wars IV A New Hope yesterday, and when Luke appeared on screen the entire feeling was different. All I could see was old man who drank green tinged milk from the tit of a weird looking walrus . Thanks Rian Johnson, you completely destroyed Star Wars. Even the prequels did not do...
by G8torbyte
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 391
Views: 16948

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Well, I saw it over the weekend and as expected the feelings are mixed and just more questions to why they went that way with the story. I do want to see it again at home later when it's released. I understand why Mark Hamill did not like Luke's character in this episode. The negatives listed here a...
by G8torbyte
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 391
Views: 16948

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Yep, the audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are pretty polarized either loving it or hating it 50/50. It may be like some movies worth seeing more than once? Like when I watched "Napolean Dynamite" after hearing the hype and on first watch I was thinking that was weird and stupid. Then on...
by G8torbyte
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 391
Views: 16948

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Ben betrays Snoke because he wants to tango with Rey). Can you blame him? Not at all, he's Ben Solo too long...sorry couldn't resist a bad pun. Maybe Rey melted his heart after nearly slicing his face off in their last saber duel. Love makes you silly. Or he's realizing things didn't work out s...
by G8torbyte
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2502
Views: 85667

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Dashcam update. It's been a while and in the past few weeks i saw a few noteworthy things so i just threw them together in one video. Notice that the most aggressive cutoff in the second one happens right under the chicago sign. :roll: It's always a free for all there. LGAEH7T8idw I understand, my ...
by G8torbyte
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 391
Views: 16948

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

I'm taking my kids to see Last Jedi this Sunday as well. My daughter's birthday coincides with the December releases so we go to the theater each year for her. It's rare that we go out to the movies these days. Disney is milking the Star Wars cash cow for all its worth but anyway I enjoy seeing my k...
by G8torbyte
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3412
Views: 498426

Re: Gun prOn!

Before the iron age of civilizations there was a cosmic magical property attributed to meteorite material since it was much more durable than the bronze weapons. If I had a choice I think a sort of blade would be more appropriate with homage to Tolkien's "Anglachel and Anguirel"
by G8torbyte
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 12334

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

I think the OP was just pandering expecting a large number of "OMG ME TOO" responses and to my delight, the realities of real life kicked in. People are diverse. We don't live in a trope of what a 'real' nerd should be. That's a small mindset. http://reddit.com/r/gatekeeping or the "...