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by Heiwashin
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed
Replies: 45
Views: 9424

Re: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed

Count me disappointed. :lol:
by Heiwashin
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed
Replies: 45
Views: 9424

Re: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed

Also, and huge props for this, the recording light is an extremely dim blue led. It's barely visible during daytime, and totally reasonable during night time. It's a small detail, but it's about time someone stops putting supernova class bright LED's on night time devices. The streetguardian camera...
by Heiwashin
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed
Replies: 45
Views: 9424

Re: Dashcam for my Car - Buying Advice Needed

I'll recommend the same one i usually do and an alternative and explain why. https://www.amazon.com/Street-Guardian-SG9663DC-Channel-MicroSD/dp/B0787HDXJK/ Video samples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNxVHyIy-8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzy3KMpSo8U These guys consistently have the highest q...
by Heiwashin
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Another "what"event. I've said before one of the reason I record this stuff is so I can evaluate incidents afterwards with an accurate accounting. I was glancing at my gps as this person approached and didn't notice them until the car in the left lane started to move. At this point everyon...
by Heiwashin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

He sounds a little unstable :lol:
by Heiwashin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I got my replacement dashcam and it seems to be working nicely, does anyone want my old one? Occasionally someone here is poking around for a dash cam. I won't give it to a coworker for liability concerns :roll: Any way, i think it's the V1 of this camera https://www.amazon.com/Street-Guardian-SG966...
by Heiwashin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I put in an hour of research and this seems to fit all the bills. wifi video downloading, gps, and good video.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075QBPJ96
by Heiwashin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I lost my SD card and reader somehow for my dash cam. :roll: had a near incident when a truck casually and slowly pulled out of a driveway when I was doing 55. I just wanted to review the situation but I think I tossed the card, which I had removed to copy, when I was cleaning the truck for service....
by Heiwashin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I have the best wife ever!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3066

Re: I have the best wife ever!!!!

And i came here wondering exactly how your wifi is so much better than mine. :-?
by Heiwashin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 176
Views: 25296

Re: Space Thread

What are you guys complaining about. We got a black hole picture today. :D
by Heiwashin
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Re entertainment center: Need to spread out the side towers a few inches, lengthen the center shelf that runs between the towers, get a TV stand that can attach to the new TV's VESA mount holes because the legs that came with the TV are too far apart for the existing platform, and replace all of th...
by Heiwashin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeon Defenders Awakened
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Re: Dungeon Defenders Awakened

So my card isn't working and wells fargo blames kickstarter, kickstarter blames wells fargo. :roll:

luckily chromatic said they'll let me pay afterwards some way or another.

i'm planning to pick up some extra keys in the after store too so i can get some more people in
by Heiwashin
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeon Defenders Awakened
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Re: Dungeon Defenders Awakened

Yep i played. i'm already contributing to the kickstarter. i'm just hoping it's not the disaster the second one was.
by Heiwashin
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Scientists should really be studying oatmeal (quick oats) for its adhesive properties. Left on a surface overnight, it hardens into one of the strongest substances known to man --- a type of organic concrete. That it's able to do this with so few ingredients (just oats and water) is pretty impressi...
by Heiwashin
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Scientists should really be studying oatmeal (quick oats) for its adhesive properties. Left on a surface overnight, it hardens into one of the strongest substances known to man --- a type of organic concrete. That it's able to do this with so few ingredients (just oats and water) is pretty impressi...
by Heiwashin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: we are the BORG, you will be assimilated ..eventually:
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: we are the BORG, you will be assimilated ..eventually:

Isn't there a lot of "training" involved just to get the BCI to work properly? I assume this was really more of a "what if" talk than Valve announcing an actual product that they intend to be working on, but it seems like anyone who wants to use this for gaming needs to find a w...
by Heiwashin
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: we are the BORG, you will be assimilated ..eventually:
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: we are the BORG, you will be assimilated ..eventually:

Ocz was years ahead with this I guess. I used to wear the ocz NIA to play left 4 dead but mostly used the facial muscle detectors.

The primary thing that happened, I eventually stopped carrying molotovs in expert games out of fear I would sneeze and kill the entire party.
by Heiwashin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 952
Views: 138900

Re: What are you playing right now?

Speaking of poor sequels, I noticed that the developers of dungeon defenders 2 re organized as an employee owned studio, for whatever reason, and are running a Kickstarter for a dungeon defenders successor. I'm hoping they get it right this time. The first games simple charm and addictive gear farmi...
by Heiwashin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Peculiar piece of telecommunications industry historical trivia: The name "Sprint" was originally an acronym for "Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Network Telecommunications". Back in the day, SPR had telegraph wire strung all over the place along their railroad tracks, and de...
by Heiwashin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.
Replies: 232
Views: 18952

Re: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.

Wondering what the power consumption of the original setup VS a newer smaller emulator would be.... Neat project either way. I'd love a street fighter setup, since that's my timeframe I have occasionally wondered what the total power consumption is at Galloping Ghost: https://www.gallopingghostarca...
by Heiwashin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.
Replies: 232
Views: 18952

Re: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.

Strikers 1941 here . Something occurs to me. Has anyone seen an arcade game that's just free to play all the time. They aren't so expensive that they shouldn't be I never have.
by Heiwashin
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1521
Views: 156501

Re: Winter weather

I was shut down again because of this storm :lol: this winter has been a vacation, an Arctic one, but a vacation nonetheless.
by Heiwashin
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 176
Views: 25296

Re: Space Thread

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
I’m not one to brag, but I’m current sitting at lunch with family across the river from a booster that has flown to space 3x.


You might as well take my candy too.
by Heiwashin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ad mining
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Ad mining

thinking back i've had issues with game stutter with my browser open in the background although i can't remember which sites. I'd guess i've spent some diesel and alternator time for them unwittingly.
by Heiwashin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ad mining
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Ad mining

It just came to my attention that websites using java script miners to generate cash while you're on the site is a thing. I've been thinking about some of the details involved. Unless you're aware of it, they can use as many resources as they want and you would never know or just think the site is s...
by Heiwashin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Yup. I use that one. Sometimes it tastes a little like coffee, but that’s ok.

:lol: So far i haven't had coffee flavored noodles but i won't mind when it does happen.
by Heiwashin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I learned a neat trick a few days ago I'll share with the class.

Cup of noodles, 8- 10 ounces water into your single serve coffee maker. Set the noodles under it. :wink:
by Heiwashin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I get some of their paper like veggies but that's in the skipped section because it's part of the necessary and expected interaction unlike the rest. I'm sure it varies by franchise. I occasionally hit one that doesn't give me any trouble, but the majority start with,"what kind of footling can ...
by Heiwashin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yep Google products are definitely on the list. Even Gmail in browser occasionally wastes a little time with annoying information about improved blah blah blah. I hate Subway but they're in most truck stops sadly, and occasionally I get a sub in a hurry. My experience: Them: what kindof foot long ca...
by Heiwashin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4868
Views: 215759

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I don't have any social media stuff. I mostly disable single apps notifications as I discover they're too annoying. That alone is not a big deal, it just adds into the total amount of denying time. I'd extend it further to having to deny upselling when buying food or being begged for roundups or dol...
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