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by Kevin
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Tales of an admin's upgrade...
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

Re: Tales of an admin's upgrade...

On the mysterious lockups of your very old systems: Have you checked the CPU and chipset cooling? I had the thermal paste dry out on one of the systems that I assembled from that era. Cleaning it up and applying fresh Arctic Silver to both heatsinks solved the problem. The next most likely problem ...
by Kevin
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Tales of an admin's upgrade...
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

Tales of an admin's upgrade...

I have been running two computers with hand-me-down parts for a long time now and they are finally starting to die with random BSODs and hard locks. At first, it was just my everyday machine but when I started leaving my gaming machine powered on all the time, it started going as well. Wanted to ins...
by Kevin
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues
Replies: 25
Views: 6126

Re: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues

Ah well, I guess I have the pick-em league to look forward to...oh wait, I'm doing horrible in that one.
by Kevin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Replies: 250
Views: 47023

Re: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

FireGryphon, you were missed. Good food, better booze (Darkmage's vanilla vodka is awesome, which I still need to get the recipe for), and then we watched half of Dr. Strangelove. Excellent hospitality. Then I decided to hit up the hotel bar for a nightcap and dessert and ended up getting hammered. ...
by Kevin
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Replies: 250
Views: 47023

Re: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

Sounds good, I still have your address from before. I'll call when I'm on my way.
by Kevin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Replies: 250
Views: 47023

Re: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

Projector sounds fun. Probably too late for tonight. Wednesday I am in Arlington all day, although I might not have my own wheels until I get back to Fairfax. Tuesday evening is wide open at this point, although I might also be in Arlington for part of the day. Things are pretty up in the air at the...
by Kevin
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Replies: 250
Views: 47023

Re: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

I'll be there tomorrow through Thursday. Anyone up for meeting somewhere? Bilbo Baggins was awesome. If this is too last minute, I am tentatively scheduled to be out again the week of Nov 28. Too bad I'm going to miss Matt's visit.
by Kevin
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bethesda Gave "Game of Thrones" Game a Pass
Replies: 21
Views: 3780

Re: Bethesda Gave "Game of Thrones" Game a Pass

dona10 wrote:
I've only read the first book so far, but I feel like an RTS would work better for Game of Thrones than a Bethesda style RPG.

Someone else just released a GoT RTS game. Haven't seen much about it though.
by Kevin
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues
Replies: 25
Views: 6126

Re: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues

Ok, let's try this again:

http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/survival/36595

Name: [TR] Survivalists v3.0
Group ID#: 36595
Group Password: damage
Start Week: 6
Deadline: Sunday at 12:00 pm CST
Number of Strikes: 1 Strike and you're eliminated
Playoffs: No
by Kevin
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues
Replies: 25
Views: 6126

Re: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues

http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/survival/36373

Name: [TR} Survivalists v2.0
Group ID#: 36373
Group Password: damage
Start Week: 5
Deadline: Sunday at 12:00 pm CST
Number of Strikes: 1 Strike and you're eliminated
Playoffs: No
by Kevin
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues
Replies: 25
Views: 6126

Re: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues

Hate being out this early. Anyone up for creating a new league?
by Kevin
Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26465
Views: 2215420

Re: dymt reloaded

Not upgrading any of my computers has finally caught up with me. My K8T Master2 seems to be finally dying. I knew it was an old board, but didn't realize how old until I went looking for Windows 7 drivers. Yeah, not going to be that lucky for a motherboard made in 2003... I guess I'll move everythin...
by Kevin
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Replies: 250
Views: 47023

Re: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

I'll be in Ballston (downtown). We could definitely eat somewhere that's closer as I probably don't want to drive back to Fairfax on 66 at that time of the day.

I haven't heard from Darkmage yet. I'll send you my cell number as I might not be able to get on the forums for most of the day.
by Kevin
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Replies: 250
Views: 47023

Re: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

I will be testing in Arlington all day, so not sure if I have time to visit the range. It will just depend on how things go. I should have better idea by 3:00 PM tomorrow, but shall we say Coastal Flats at 7 or 8?
by Kevin
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4379

Re: TR Keepers 2011

I was able to split/merge.

I also vote for getting rid of the can't cut list.
by Kevin
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Replies: 250
Views: 47023

Re: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

How does Thursday sound? Coastal Flats had a really good dinner special on Thursday last time I was there.
by Kevin
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Nexus S on AT&T? (With Contract)
Replies: 4
Views: 1623

Re: Nexus S on AT&T? (With Contract)

My bad, AT&T will get the Galaxy S II, it's Verizon that doesn't have one in the works.
by Kevin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Nexus S on AT&T? (With Contract)
Replies: 4
Views: 1623

Re: Nexus S on AT&T? (With Contract)

Nexus S is for Sprint only (the CDMA radio won't work on AT&T's GSM network).

The Android phones for AT&T aren't that great, they won't even be getting the Galaxy S II phones next month. Infuse gets you LTE (at $200) and I think the Atrix is better now after a few updates (and only $100).
by Kevin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2011/2012 - Week 1
Replies: 22
Views: 3562

Re: NFL 2011/2012 - Week 1

If you look at the list from the other thread, there were several college games in the pool.
by Kevin
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues
Replies: 25
Views: 6126

Re: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues

I've been burned picking against the Bengals early in the season so I stayed away. Definitely was going to stay away from the Chiefs, even at home, they looked horrible in the preseason. And the Bills offense looked pretty good. I figured I was safe picking against my Vikings on the road, even again...
by Kevin
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keeper 2011 predraft thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5672

Re: TR Keeper 2011 predraft thread

Draft in a few hours. Everyone ready? I got my booze paid for but I'm afraid it will wear off by the time the draft starts...
by Kevin
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues
Replies: 25
Views: 6126

Re: TR Fantasy Football Pick 'Em and Survival Leagues

Not many people signed up so far.
by Kevin
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4088
Views: 722346

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

FireGryphon wrote:
Kevin wrote:
FireGryphon wrote:
Had a Session Black last night. Drinkable, but not very tasty.

Have you tried the regular Session?


I haven't. What's it like?

Not sure I'm the best one to describe it, as not being a big fan of beer in general. But I've been told it's a sweet lager. I find it pretty tasty.
by Kevin
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Replies: 250
Views: 47023

Re: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

Looks like I have three or four trips coming up in the next few months. I will be coming out on Tuesday, but it is only for a few days and I already have plans. But I should be coming out the week of the 19th (will find out more details next week) and again in October and December. Shall we tentativ...
by Kevin
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4088
Views: 722346

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

FireGryphon wrote:
Had a Session Black last night. Drinkable, but not very tasty.

Have you tried the regular Session?
by Kevin
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keeper 2011 predraft thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5672

Re: TR Keeper 2011 predraft thread

Isn't each player kept counted against the pre-draft order? So shouldn't Captain Ned get the first pick of only the 3rd pre-draft round? I believe the pre-draft order should be like this: Dragons Turbochargers EvenWorseNewsLions Dragons Turbochargers STIFFIE EvenWorseNewsLions Captain's Keepers Drag...
by Kevin
Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Keeper 2011 predraft thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5672

Re: TR Keeper 2011 predraft thread

My picks at this time are: Arian Foster, Chris Johnson, and LeSean McCoy. Still debating on CJ, stupid holdouts...
by Kevin
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4342
Views: 681721

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

My favorite is probably Food in the Belly. Koonyum Sun seems more reggae to me than his other work, so you might like that one better.
by Kevin
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4342
Views: 681721

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

thegleek wrote:
I need some good non-standard/non-top40 reggae suggestions (ie: I have enough Bob Marley, and the rest of the top 100 reggae songs of all time to last me forever, but alas I am bored of the top 100 crap).

While not pure reggae, try Xavier Rudd.
by Kevin
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: tv shows you enjoy watching that aren't mainstream
Replies: 59
Views: 5592

Re: tv shows you enjoy watching that aren't mainstream

Lots of good shows mentioned. I've been watching King, a Canadian police drama. Also White Collar and Royal Pains on USA.
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