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by Forge
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 24233

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread

Well, mark me down for a nice big box of Amoroso's rolls then. It won't be completely authentic, but I think it'll be close enough. Maybe I can bring a bunch of proper soft pretzels to reheat too. ;)
by Forge
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

Original DS was operational, had "ray shielding" which was apparently specifically setup to handle capital ship turbolaser fire. Fighters could fly through it, presumably since they were slower and low energy. Second DS didn't have it's shielding operational yet, was basically a half-done ...
by Forge
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

...Also, "parts" of Scarif were not surrounded by a field, the whole planet was, and the DS2 Endor site was not shielded, the DS2 ITSELF was. The shield *generators* were on Endor's Forest Moon (Endor is the big gas giant). Scarif being obscure or not means nothing, IMO. I was certain tha...
by Forge
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

"The archives" was probably a cover story for the secret construction program. The true nature of the building was described when Tarkin called it out to targeting as the Citadel. Parts of Scarif were surrounded by a force field in similar fashion to the one surrounding the DS2 Endor site...
by Forge
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 24233

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread

The chance of me being able to do this is about 0.0001%, but I had it in my mind to bring along  chouriço  (smoked pork sausage), presunto  (smoked ham), port, queijo da serra  (Star Mountains cheese), and  ovos moles  (sweets made with egg yolks and sugar). And canned fish sundries, yes really, yo...
by Forge
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 24233

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread

Whiz? Whiz? Filthy infidel. You and your line will be burnt.

Even the bread is a issue. Do you want Amoroso's or what?
by Forge
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 24233

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread

Oh, if it's Morphine-attendance-year, I guess I'm not riding my bike. We can bring some real cheesesteaks, though.
by Forge
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

Well, if you're going to run down that hallway, why not just wonder if Krennic *is* Smoke?
by Forge
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

Kniggits that say Ni.
by Forge
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

That said, it didn't take long to suss out that in order not to throw unfixable wrenches in 4-6 continuity there would be no survivors. The only question would be the manner and quality. I agree and expected the same. I did hear/see about a really interesting idea about two weeks before the movie c...
by Forge
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 24233

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread

You can put the sensor/module on the potato gun and have sound and light for 20$ plus the cost of LED strips? I think this needs to happen.
by Forge
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

I forgot who complained that they felt Jyn and Cassian teleported to the beach.... I was reviewing my copy this afternoon, there are three shots from different cameras, Jyn and Cassian up top, staggering away, then one of a door opening and them stepping through, then a silent face-to-face with the ...
by Forge
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 24233

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread

Let's do dis. I've got no family trip to the shore to compete this year, count me in. I might even iron-ass it on my bike instead of taking my car or busses.
by Forge
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Quad core CPUs obsolete?
Replies: 28
Views: 5027

Re: Quad core CPUs obsolete?

...and now the Core i7-6700K is no longer the best CPU for gaming: http://techreport.com/review/31179/intel-core-i7-7700k-kaby-lake-cpu-reviewed Actually, the i5 5775C is the best "gaming" CPU (due to its massive L4 cache) but it is practically unobtainum at this point. Oh no, you figured...
by Forge
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

Okay, I hate these, but here's the quote/reply mash: My main issue for the first half of the movie is that I had to ask myself if the Rebels were the good guys. The problem here is that the Rebels aren't whitewashed. They ARE terrorists, they ARE rising against the legitimate (though unloved) Galact...
by Forge
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Replacing my beloved MX518
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Replacing my beloved MX518

I came here to offer up mine, but that eBay link is pretty compelling. If you like your MX518, get another one for 20-30$. Me, I'm using a couple of M570s these days.
by Forge
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

Well, DS1 was slow (plans in episode 2, construction underway in Ep4, still was ultra expensive and vulnerable... DS2 upped the scale a ton and was lightning fast, but vulnerable and cripplingly pricy. So I guess DS1 was none of the above, and DS2 was fast and good (or would have been once completed...
by Forge
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

In case anyone is wondering, this would make the current extended Machete order: Rogue One, ANH, ESB, Episode 2, Episode 3, ROTJ, TFA.
by Forge
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12704

Re: Rogue One

I agree completely. Also keep in mind that all of Marvel's cinematic shenanigans started AFTER Disney bought them. The House of Mouse clearly has a very good understanding of entertainment.
by Forge
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What Router do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 9690

Re: What Router do you use?

If I needed to do it over again, I'd simply grab one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Server-Adapter-PCI-E-EXPI9404VT/dp/B002JLKNIW/ref=pd_lpo_147_tr_t_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=439FK2V6FV78KVWC96QE That model is more than several years old. While it does support VMDq, it doesn't ...
by Forge
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What Router do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 9690

Re: What Router do you use?

I run a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856205007 running https://pfsense.org/ If I needed to do it over again, I'd simply grab one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Server-Adapter-PCI-E-EXPI9404VT/dp/B002JLKNIW/ref=pd_lpo_147_tr_t_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=439...
by Forge
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: 16GB DDR4-2800 for $40
Replies: 3
Views: 2161

Re: 16GB DDR4-2800 for $40

If I was thinking about moving up to Z170, two of that kit would make it a lot more attractive.
by Forge
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Anyone Excited about Google Pixel?
Replies: 78
Views: 6833

Re: Anyone Excited about Google Pixel?

I've been a big fan of Nexus devices since the Nexus 7. I've owned most of what they've released. I'm not buying a Pixel XL. Too many missing things. It still doesn't have a removable battery or microSD slot, but neither did the Nexus devices, so this isn't a negative so much as a missed opportunity...
by Forge
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 3.5" to 2.5" bracket with fan for SSD???
Replies: 20
Views: 2031

Re: 3.5" to 2.5" bracket with fan for SSD???

Meh. The machine in question had 3.5" bay, and SSDs are 2.5". A roll of double-sided tape was cheaper than buying an adapter. :) Don't need adapters. Reread the parent comment, use any old hard disk (fine thread) screw, and just one of the four mounting holes. Works great as long as the c...
by Forge
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 3.5" to 2.5" bracket with fan for SSD???
Replies: 20
Views: 2031

Re: 3.5" to 2.5" bracket with fan for SSD???

Could be climate-related, too. Dry air and wide temperature changes will cause rubber to go brittle fast, as will UV light and some oil exposures. Also, need to get real rubber, if you can. A single package of good bands at a few bucks will hang lots of hard disks. https://www.amazon.com/Hobbico-Rub...
by Forge
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 3.5" to 2.5" bracket with fan for SSD???
Replies: 20
Views: 2031

Re: 3.5" to 2.5" bracket with fan for SSD???

I've used elastic bands lots for putting an SSD in 3.5" drives, if there is actual drive trays to put them into. I was scrolling down to say this. Rubber bands as HDD mounting are way old-school, this was commonly used to reduce HDD noise. The bands tend to last many years as well, unless the ...
by Forge
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016
Replies: 314
Views: 43144

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

5:00 AM - 11:00 AM - AM Cookery/Behind the Scenes 5AM for the start of cooking!!! Who comes up with this?!? :o :o :o Oh...yeah...that would be me. *sigh* :P But you are so well-beloved, by so many strange men. Plus, you are beloved of folks you've never met, like my daughter who discovered BBQ via ...
by Forge
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016
Replies: 314
Views: 43144

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Heya Fish, sorry I've been AWOL, had some workplace developments that make me unable to attend. As one of the earliest responders and most guilty procrastinator, I'll say it's a little of A, a little more of B, with A being price (but it's not your fault, I'd just forgotten how spendy short-run shir...
by Forge
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Replies: 71
Views: 74415

Re: A corrected hardware error has occurred.

Just chiming in with some additional anecdote, I've got a i7-4790K that's been paired with 4*8GB of Kingston Valueram for nearly two years now, and it's been rock solid and remains so. On the other hand, my stuff is 1.35V DDR3-1600, so I'm sure there's lots less stress.
by Forge
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel customizes server CPUs for large customers?
Replies: 18
Views: 3629

Re: Intel customizes server CPUs for large customers?

So I work at a Fortune 50 company, that isn't far off that "power 7" that the article talks about, and I can tell you that we routinely receive and use Xeons and variants that never make it onto the ARK. I think the author is a trifle confused, I don't believe these customers get exclusive...
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