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by G8torbyte
Wed May 23, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 31
Views: 548

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: 6
Views: 3355

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: 546

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: 620

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: 52
Views: 3137

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: 508879

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: 508879

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: 3280

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: 3280

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: 2866
Views: 109549

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: 3781
Views: 550287

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: 2128

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: 3781
Views: 550287

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: 2197

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: 3781
Views: 550287

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: 28168

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: 2798

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...
by G8torbyte
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 19
Views: 1388

Re: Post Your Old Games!

sopwith, incredible machines, kings quest, space quest, wing commander, xwing, commander keen, duke nukem 1, 2, 3d, wolfenstein 3d, quake, blake stone, tyrian, good grief theres a ton of em. oohh!!! Lemmings! Yep, fond memories of those old DOS games. Fun but sometimes getting the autoexec.bat and ...
by G8torbyte
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 19
Views: 1388

Re: Post Your Old Games!

I really enjoyed the Lucas Arts releases during the 1990's. The productions were done well for that time. "Jedi Knight, Dark Forces II" had some pretty good live action cut-scenes with decent acting. Steam and GOG.com has a lot of these still available for retro gaming. My first game insta...
by G8torbyte
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 3644

Re: Space Thread

Tiangong Space Station's decaying orbit and uncontrolled re-entry: http://earthsky.org/space/china-tiangong-1-uncontrolled-re-entry-mar-apr-2018 And for trying to predict the time: http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=37820#TOP Should be quite a fireworks show if anybody is within viewing distance as...
by G8torbyte
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Snowy Spring, Nor'Easter #4
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Snowy Spring, Nor'Easter #4

Snowy start to Spring in the NE. Looks like we got about a foot of snow from this last Nor'Easter event over two days. Time to shovel it out. Oh well least I got a couple days off from work.
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by G8torbyte
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cheap Co-Op Games - LAN Capable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Re: Cheap Co-Op Games - LAN Capable?

Star Wars Battlefront (2015) is cheap now and has co-op missions if you like running/gunning and some vehicular play. There is still a good amount of online players for the standard maps but the DLC maps are not very active anymore. I play it with my kids a lot. We also enjoyed the Trine series 1, 2...
by G8torbyte
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2866
Views: 109549

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: 708
Views: 95938

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: 456
Views: 28168

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: 967

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: 43
Views: 3644

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: 456
Views: 28168

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: 43
Views: 3644

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: 91
Views: 5541

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...