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Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:03 pm
by LoneWolf15
Captain Ned wrote:
Rand wrote:
Let's just skip the t-shirts and have all the TR contributors pose topless. We can vote on them.

Oh dear. You know not of which you speak. Go peruse some old BBQ tbreads to grok my fears.


I was gonna say "Catpain Ned goes first!"

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:28 pm
by Usacomp2k3
I thought TR had a t-shirt of a topless...toddler holding a drill. Paging @gyromancer.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:54 pm
by just brew it!
Captain Ned wrote:
Rand wrote:
Let's just skip the t-shirts and have all the TR contributors pose topless. We can vote on them.

Oh dear. You know not of which you speak. Go peruse some old BBQ tbreads to grok my fears.

TR swimsuit calendar FTW! :lol:

On a (maybe) somewhat related note, I also have a vague recollection of a late-night discussion around the fire pit at a long-past TRBBQ where it was pointed out that the "hairyjugs.com" domain name was available...

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:58 am
by drfish
Rand wrote:
Let's just skip the t-shirts and have all the TR contributors pose topless. We can vote on them.


I've added this to my notes. ;)

Regarding the overall theme of this thread... Things are happening, but I can't share them quite yet. It's probably safe to say that the remaining wait will be shorter than how long you've already been waiting.

just brew it! wrote:
On a (maybe) somewhat related note, I also have a vague recollection of a late-night discussion around the fire pit at a long-past TRBBQ where it was pointed out that the "hairyjugs.com" domain name was available...


Gerbils just don't know what they're missing by not attending. This is a precious glimpse.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:58 am
by meerkt
This thread took an unexpected turn.

So the current idea is to help finance TR with regular swimsuit calendars?

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:03 am
by drfish
Ok, now we need to think of titles... I like "Frame Time" :o

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:21 am
by NTMBK
meerkt wrote:
This thread took an unexpected turn.

So the current idea is to help finance TR with regular swimsuit calendars?


What, if we don't raise enough money, they'll make a swimsuit calendar? I'd pay up :o

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:08 pm
by pikaporeon
drfish wrote:
Ok, now we need to think of titles... I like "Frame Time" :o

Two editions - normal memkbers are in the Mean Frame Time and top gold subscribers are in the "99th percentile Frame Time"

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:44 pm
by Mr Bill
Glorious wrote:
LoneWolf15 wrote:
`round a Sun that is the source of all our power..


Heh.

Our uranium comes from a supernova of an entirely different star, well before our star even existed.
Yeah, half the actinides in our solar system were probably produced by two neutron stars colliding. viewtopic.php?p=1405719#p1405719

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:38 pm
by Krogoth
Supernova events and Neutron star mergers tend to perturb local interstellar medium which leads to stellar formation. It is very likely a single event did lead to the Sun and its siblings formation.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:04 pm
by derFunkenstein
Rand wrote:
Let's just skip the t-shirts and have all the TR contributors pose topless. We can vote on them.

My goodness, no. I'm not in any of those BBQ shots, but I can tell you that nobody wants to see that from me.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:58 am
by drfish
DPete27 wrote:
If anyone on TR staff is listening


Since this comment made the top post, here's a quick update for those of you in the know enough to be keeping an eye on this thread.

TR "staff"
Adam - full-time elsewhere
Bruno - part time (deals and behind the scenes stuff)
Zak - part time (news and reviews as topics and hardware allow)
Eric - freelancer (mostly peripherals)
Tony - freelancer (mostly storage)
Ben - volunteering (news and reviews as time allows)
Josh - volunteering (news and reviews as time allows)
Me - volunteering (shortbread and "reviews" as time allows)

We have some other folks volunteering to help as well, like AJ and his Starlink piece, but that's it.

Day to day, it's mostly myself, Bruno, Zak, and Ben yacking it up in Slack to make sure we get at least one post up a day to keep the engine idling.

As you can see, we're still not poised to return to CPU and GPUs reviews just yet. There's only a trickle of new hardware coming in and no budget to purchase what isn't provided to us. I believe that will change, but I'm not sure what exact form it will take, and I can't tell you the bits I do know yet. I hate to say keep waiting, but keep waiting. Something new is coming soon.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:17 am
by qmacpoint
Glad to know that the light is still on! been a fan of this site since early 2000s (but only registered a while back :) ) would really love to help in any form or way!

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:03 pm
by drfish
Oh, and there's this too. Great for Jeff and for Asus, but sad confirmation that he's never coming back to TR and can't hang with us in Slack anymore.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:24 pm
by Aether
Thanks for the update!

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:59 pm
by Mr Bill
Thanks for the update. That advertising no longer pays the bills is sad, because ads are annoying. Adds are not working for newspapers, and magazines either.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:08 pm
by LoneWolf15
Mr Bill wrote:
Glorious wrote:
LoneWolf15 wrote:
`round a Sun that is the source of all our power..


Heh.

Our uranium comes from a supernova of an entirely different star, well before our star even existed.
Yeah, half the actinides in our solar system were probably produced by two neutron stars colliding. viewtopic.php?p=1405719#p1405719


You guys are getting WAY too serious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq4uCWtQE24

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:24 am
by sconesy
"just wait, Tech Report will be posting reviews again soon"

"just wait, Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord open beta any day now"

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:43 am
by drfish
That's one way to think about the situation.

I prefer to think of it as a ragtag team fighting against the odds and holding out until reinforcements arrive.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:49 am
by DragonDaddyBear
drfish wrote:
I prefer to think of it as a ragtag team fighting against the odds and holding out until reinforcements arrive.

Not to be pessimistic, but I'm feeling a little HL3 vibe lately. Any idea when the cavalry may arrive?

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:59 am
by drfish
Let's just say they are overdue.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:23 am
by Waco
I do have to say the TR bot on Facebook is doing the site no favors. I've seen at least a few people post that they're tired of seeing old articles. If people are posting that, then there are likely many more unfollowing due to it.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:26 am
by drfish
I agree.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:37 pm
by Usacomp2k3
I just stopped clicking all of them on Twitter since I assume they are all old. I missed the last mouse review by a few days because I didn't think it was recent. Even the word "ARCHIVE" or "In case you missed it" or something in the posting would be an easy enough identifier.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:28 pm
by derFunkenstein
All I know about the bots is that they are in some way related to the aforementioned "cavalry" above. None of us who write stuff on the front page know anything about them. :lol:

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:40 pm
by Forge
I would write up some stuff I'm working with, but my content would probably work better at Phoronix than TR.

Then again, some of the very best Destiny 2 content on the web is consistently put up by a guy at FORBES, of all places.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:10 pm
by ludi
Forge wrote:
I would write up some stuff I'm working with, but my content would probably work better at Phoronix than TR.

Then again, some of the very best Destiny 2 content on the web is consistently put up by a guy at FORBES, of all places.

Worst you can do is make an offer.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:03 am
by MOSFET
Damage is retiring and coming back to save the site? Awesome!

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:16 am
by drfish
Definitely not.

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:00 pm
by Yan
drfish wrote:
Day to day, it's mostly myself, Bruno, Zak, and Ben yacking it up in Slack to make sure we get at least one post up a day to keep the engine idling.

Thanks for this. It's very appreciated.

TR is the first Web site to which I've "subscribed", and this is why.