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by G8torbyte
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Sports heroes
Replies: 8
Views: 545

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: 8
Views: 545

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: 2735
Views: 98588

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: 3757
Views: 543375

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: 1001

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: 3757
Views: 543375

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: 1233

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: 3757
Views: 543375

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: 450
Views: 23141

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: 2025

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: 700

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: 700

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: 41
Views: 2384

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: 384

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: 601

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: 2735
Views: 98588

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: 671
Views: 86850

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: 450
Views: 23141

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: 412

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: 41
Views: 2384

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: 450
Views: 23141

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: 41
Views: 2384

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: 3527

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: 143
Views: 14776

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: 143
Views: 14776

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: 143
Views: 14776

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: 15
Views: 1158

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: 2327

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: 1012
Views: 80057

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: 1012
Views: 80057

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...