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

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:54 pm
by chuckula
Hey, in this sea of pro-Intel shillery at least we have the strident and conspiratorial banter from Kyle at [H] to keep the fight alive!!

RIGHT!

RIGHT?

NO!! IT CAN'T BE! THEY GOT HIM TOO!

#FirstWordsInThePostAreEffectiveApril1
#ThinkAboutIt
#HeCouldHaveWaitedUntilMarch30OrSomething

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

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:04 pm
by drfish
Is it wrong that my first thought was, hmm, I wonder if I can get Kyle/Intel to sponsor the TR BBQ this year?

Seriously though, this is yet another bad sign for the type of content we know and love.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:06 pm
by chuckula
drfish wrote:
Is it wrong that my first thought was, hmm, I wonder if I can get Kyle/Intel to sponsor the TR BBQ this year?

Seriously though, this is yet another bad sign for the type of content we know and love.


While I'm not a personal fan of Kyle I'm hoping this is just an elaborate prank.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:11 pm
by drfish
I don't think it's a prank. This listing is no longer on Intel's site.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:04 pm
by adampk17
drfish wrote:
I don't think it's a prank. This listing is no longer on Intel's site.



Effective April 1st. Hrmm

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

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:30 pm
by BIF
LOL, I hope it's worth it wearing that cheerleader outfit. :o

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

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:32 pm
by Captain Ned
adampk17 wrote:
Effective April 1st. Hrmm

Well, April 1 is a Monday ...

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

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:53 pm
by Bobs_Your_Uncle
BIF wrote:
LOL, I hope it's worth it wearing that cheerleader outfit. :o

Think of it as all just a part of The Odyssey ... plus it includes pom-poms, megaphones, human pyramids.and maybe ray-tracing!
(Anyone ever seen Kyle in a short "enthusiast skirt"?)

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

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:02 pm
by Rand
I'm the furthest thing from a fan of Kyle, but the death of HardOCP is a real loss. It was easily one of the top few enthusiast sites out there by readership and one of the few left that have been around for well over a decade now and had established themselves.
One more major site quietly dying off is bad news.
I'm taking this as an indication I should probably be upping my subscription to TechReport. We're running low on big enthusiast sites worth caring about, I really don't want to see TR die off too :(

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:01 am
by FireGryphon
Translation: the site is not making enough money, so I’m doing what’s best for myself.

Nothing wrong with that, of course. After Steve got fired for lack of funding that was a sign that it was just a matter of time before the whole site went, though It would have been nice if Kyle did what Scott did and hand on the reigns instead of mothballing the thing.

We have two major players in the enthusiast community each working for a major CPU company. The leader of the blue site works for the red team and the leader of the red site works for the blue team, ironically.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:10 am
by NTMBK
Damn. I should really subscribe to TR, shouldn't I.

(How high is the "bribe Scott to come back" stretch goal?)

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:26 am
by tanker27
Wait Wut!?

So the [H] is now dead!? It was one of the first I trusted back in the mid/early-90s and which lead me here to TR. Sad, Sad state of affairs.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:25 am
by DragonDaddyBear
Yeah, there are very few independent reporters left. Support TR and subscribe!

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:17 am
by Krogoth
Kyle got a deal that he couldn't have refused (Tons of glue and slide rulers). :lol:

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:46 am
by kvndoom
Wow, never thought I'd see the day. Winds of change blow slowly but strongly.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:29 am
by thx1138r
What I thought when I saw that forum title:

The boots were approaching again. The door opened. O'Brien came in.

Winston started to his feet. The shock of the sight had driven all caution out of him. For the first time in many years he forgot the presence of the telescreen.

'They've got you too!' he cried.

'They got me a long time ago,' said O'Brien with a mild, almost regretful irony.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:33 am
by Captain Ned
Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you and you sold me.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:34 am
by The Egg
Rand wrote:
I'm taking this as an indication I should probably be upping my subscription to TechReport. We're running low on big enthusiast sites worth caring about, I really don't want to see TR die off too :(

Yeap. If you're like me and you spend a decent amount of time here but don't like dealing with advertisements, it's only fair that you throw TR a few bucks by subscribing.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:50 am
by LostCat
I threw some Brave tip money towards em but they hadn't signed up for that yet. (Of course, nobody has.)

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:06 am
by tanker27
I remember a certain poster in the early days of the [H] forums, who didn't shy away from who she was and her "profession" at the time. Really threw me on who really identified as geek. 8)

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:33 am
by Waco
tanker27 wrote:
I remember a certain poster in the early days of the [H] forums, who didn't shy away from who she was and her "profession" at the time. Really threw me on who really identified as geek. 8)

My memory is a little fuzzy, but I do recall an adult film star back in the day on there. Is that who you're referring to?

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:44 am
by tanker27
Yes.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:52 am
by drfish
DragonDaddyBear wrote:
Yeah, there are very few independent reporters left. Support TR and subscribe!


Adam gave me his blessing to say whatever I want in response to this thread and future threads/comments orbiting this topic. Until now, I've been holding back because I "know too much" as they say. I don't have any NDA'd knowledge, that's strictly Adam's business, but there are things brewing behind the scenes of TR. Rest assured that maintaining the independent nature of TR is the highest priority, but it comes at a great cost.

That said, it is no exaggeration to say that RIGHT NOW is a critical moment for the future of TR. I know that to be true literally and figuratively. I can't make any promises about the future but I do know that there's a higher probability of there being a future if gerbils pitch in and sub for whatever amount they see fit. Money can't solve everything, but it can solve some things, and it can buy time to solve others.

You're probably not going to see a big post on the front page repeating these words or detailing just how dicey things are for TR and other independent sites out there. This is yours heads-up. This your "wake me when you're serious" moment. It's no joke. Subscribe if you can, spread the word if you feel so inclined. The truth is that one of the few ways that TR sticks around is if the community that values TR's work (which we recognize is in limbo right now) steps up and funds it. You can make a difference if you choose to.

I'd love to go on, but I have to head out. Ask me whatever and I'll give my best answer when I can.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:07 am
by kvndoom
tanker27 wrote:
I remember a certain poster in the early days of the [H] forums, who didn't shy away from who she was and her "profession" at the time. Really threw me on who really identified as geek. 8)

Asia Carerra. Fond memories. :lol:

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:08 am
by Waco
drfish wrote:
I'd love to go on, but I have to head out. Ask me whatever and I'll give my best answer when I can.

I know you probably can't post it - but if you could PM me any details you may have on "how much" is needed to maintain operations (and where we are now), I'd love to hear!

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:22 am
by drfish
Waco wrote:
drfish wrote:
I'd love to go on, but I have to head out. Ask me whatever and I'll give my best answer when I can.

I know you probably can't post it - but if you could PM me any details you may have on "how much" is needed to maintain operations (and where we are now), I'd love to hear!


Adam's blessing was technically open ended enough for me to share that information. However, that is something I just don't know.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:12 pm
by Redocbew
My sub just auto-renewed its self a few days ago, so I guess that's good timing. :P

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:24 pm
by techguy
TR is on the decline, PCPer too, H is dead (if this is real) - the options for legit tech news and reviews are dwindling. AT is hit or miss, same with Tom's. Pretty much just leaves Gamer's Nexus, IMHO.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:21 pm
by FireGryphon
By AT do you mean Ars Technica? It’s not really a tech site anymore, just a news aggregate.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:23 pm
by techguy
FireGryphon wrote:
By AT do you mean Ars Technica? It’s not really a tech site anymore, just a news aggregate.


Anandtech.

Ars Technica is utter garbage. Slightly better than the likes of the Verge, IMHO.