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by Xolore
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rise of Skywalker spoilers
Replies: 78
Views: 912

Re: Rise of Skywalker spoilers

I'll largely agree with zgirl. It's not my favorite movie, but I think it was a large improvement over TLJ. It sure seems they were trying to distance themselves from TLJ in this one starting with some apparent retconning from the start. Normally that'd annoy me, but honestly TLJ deserves it. TLJ is...
by Xolore
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils
Replies: 37
Views: 3323

Re: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils

...someone created a thread titled "Which Vehicle Would Be Best In A Zombie Apocalypse?". ...the entire thread had been deleted by a moderator before I could post. That's like the apex of geeky fun right there. What kind of monster would just delete something like that? I can only conclud...
by Xolore
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke
Replies: 35
Views: 667

Re: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke

Given IPC improvements over the years, a 10Ghz Netburst core probably would not net you much of a gain even in single threaded performance, and might even be a step backwards. My napkin-math guess is that a netburst would have to hit around 15Ghz just to keep up with modern Sky Lake based cores in ...
by Xolore
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Earnings
Replies: 23
Views: 1538

Re: Intel Earnings

It might be a little too shiny.
by Xolore
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

The context of that statement was "modern AAA gaming", though maybe not explicitly stated that way. Surely you can play indie games (most of them, at least) without a lot of CPU/GPU grunt, but even then, you're limited by protocol support. DX11/12 modes are sometimes the only ones offered...
by Xolore
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

Heh. I think the most demanding PC game I play is Path of Exile. The most recent was probably the Borderlands Presequel for the short bit I tried it (didn't really like it). It doesn't really take that much to run Terraria and Stardew Valley without issue...I'm pretty sure I could still use a 10 yea...
by Xolore
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD EPYC 7002 - Rome wasn't built at 14 nm
Replies: 29
Views: 2442

Re: AMD EPYC 7002 - Rome wasn't built at 14 nm

I'm not ready to process next gen information. I'm still trying to process my simultaneous disappointment and relief that I never saw any Epyc "THIC" jokes in regards to the 7H12.
by Xolore
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

Heh. I appreciate the vote of confidence but linking article comments to the forum in any way would almost certainly require some amount of access, time, ambition, and possibly even talent I don't have. I could probably do small things like next/previous buttons on multi-page articles with user scri...
by Xolore
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: What to do with old PATA HDD?
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: What to do with old PATA HDD?

Try making a hard drive speaker?
by Xolore
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

Looks like I'm gonna need to update my CSS again.
by Xolore
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 83
Views: 7240

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

They shouldn't and certainly aren't "getting away with it" in this case so you can rest at ease about that. Even still, I feel like there's a difference between holding AMD to their marketing and getting super mad about it and it's good to keep that in mind. I don't believe thisis somethin...
by Xolore
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

I don't think it's just about specific searches. I know my phone has a google news feed thing that tries to pick up and suggest articles from a wide range of sites that it thinks I would be interested in (google and privacy don't blend). It can often can show articles very much like what's being dis...
by Xolore
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

Between work and home I get a transparent gradient on one and a white background at the other. Not sure what causes it to give me the white background vs the gradient even using the same browser with the same extensions on both computers, but I still need to fix the white background thing. Sorry abo...
by Xolore
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4767
Views: 211561

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I saw your comment, looked at the doodle and agreed. The powers that be at my work just got us lunch today and it was basically nachos. Complete coincidence, but funny and delicious!
by Xolore
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

She deserved better than she got Did she, though? I don't think she did... I mean, if you want to heap high expectations on a new person I suppose that's valid. Some of the flack Renee has caught hasn't been about the things you said though. I think it's a stretch to claim it's all been fair. I'd a...
by Xolore
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

Is this the same Stylish that had Spyware ? Interesting. I guess I missed that news. I really only chose it as a method of sharing, but perhaps it'd be best to use other plugins then. The css can still be pulled from the site I'd think but there's no need to use the stylish plugin itself if a diffe...
by Xolore
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

You can change the background color yourselves in CSS if you hate it THAT much. You'll have to do it every visit, but maybe it'll be enough for some of you for now. There's plenty of plugins that can apply custom css to individual sites. I'm using one called stylish. I even tried sharing my crummy ...
by Xolore
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

Here's the million dollar design question for the sufficiently bored among you. https://imgur.com/a/on0xJBO How does one "recent" column, and a Mini-Me "recentier" column right next to it, help anyone in particular? The main thing I saw was how huge the entries for each article ...
by Xolore
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1520
Views: 64954

Re: Something's different...

Much has been said already it seems...no sense repeating stuff, but for what it's worth when the site change hit on Sunday when I saw TR turn into a painfully generic wordpress site I just took it into my own hands by grabbing a stylish plugin and starting to pop in some personal css here and there ...
by Xolore
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Annoying marketing trend
Replies: 56
Views: 7064

Re: Annoying marketing trend

I feel like comparing an 8+16 machine to a 16+0 is an apples and oranges comparison. If the 16+0 has only a standard mechanical hard drive then one has better memory while the other has better storage. Each is better in a different way. I would also reiterate that Amazon listings for these are liter...
by Xolore
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?
Replies: 51
Views: 5047

Re: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?

As I understand it, Arctic Sound was developed initially as an edge computing device. Which means stuff like video streaming cards for servers. I imagine that once they had started designing what was effectively a discreet gpu they figured they could make some extra money selling it into the dgpu ma...
by Xolore
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1521
Views: 155856

Re: Winter weather

I'd try to one up you all and say -50F wind chill and -27F air temp but it could be worse. Canada gets this kind of weather far more often. Trying to be positive here in MN! I'm just imagining it as Canada having a little "cultural" exchange with us. Maybe we should send them some hotdish...
by Xolore
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Annoying marketing trend
Replies: 56
Views: 7064

Re: Annoying marketing trend

"Memory" is a catch-all term. I've elaborated this point in my previous post. I understand why you'd say that, but I respectfully choose to disagree. I think it's just a bit more contextual. In chip fabrication it might be used as a pretty broad term referring to any chip or part of a chi...
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