| Tech Board|| UPDATE: New build: Monitor choice drive GPU choice or the other way around? - Ace Midnight on 8/10/15 at 1:39 pm|
Sorry if this rambles: I'm doing a new Skylake Z170 build - I've been all over the place (ILike clued me in on G-Sync/Freesync) - obviously, the smart budget choice is to get a last generation or second tier card (970/980 or 390) and let the 4k market develop. The build is general purpose, but...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Tech Board|| Best 27/28 inch monitor for $500 (July/August 2015)? - Ace Midnight on 7/30/15 at 4:20 pm|
Looking for recommendations - budget is $500 - it will go with a new Skylake build next month. It will be paired with either top tier Nvidia or AMD card (or 1 behind). I would like to go display port, but that's not required. I have a brand bias towards ASUS, generally, but have never used one ...View Topic - Replies (1)
| Music Board|| 1978 Grammy for best album - Fleetwood Mac's Rumours - Ace Midnight on 7/22/15 at 11:57 am|
and defeated: Aja - Steely Dan Hotel California - Eagles JT - James Taylor Star Wars Soundtrack - John Williams/London Symphony Does this make 1978, officially, the best year of the album era? ...
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| Music Board|| Rush - hardest working band in rock and roll history? - Ace Midnight on 7/16/15 at 8:35 am|
I know they're polarizing on this board (and other places). Few doubt their raw talent and productivity, but combine that productivity with the work ethic in the studio and on the road, an intact, working lineup that is unchanged for 40+ years, and their philanthropic efforts. Is Rush the hardes...
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| Tech Board|| New Desktop Build - Haswell or wait for Skylake? - Ace Midnight on 7/9/15 at 2:50 pm|
I know we had a topic up the other day, but do I gain anything by waiting for Skylake to drop? I mean, Intel does keep pricing pretty tight to avoid competing against itself. And, is USB 3.1 a must have for a general purpose desktop? I pretty much keep them in service 5 years or so. Any ot...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Political Talk|| It's official - the MSM have nothing on Rubio at present - Ace Midnight on 6/5/15 at 9:39 am|
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/06/05/marco-rubio-and-his-wife-cited-17-times-for-traffic-infractions-2/?_r=0)]Rubio and wife have 17 traffic infractions - NYT[/link]...View Topic - Replies (28)
| Political Talk|| Broken Windows Theory - effective "tyranny"? - Ace Midnight on 4/10/15 at 1:59 pm|
[link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory)]Wiki on concept[/link] Most famously employed by Rudi Giuliani in cleaning up a New York City that badly needed it, so there is little question that, if applied "properly", it is effective and can cure a city that was considered "ungovern...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Fark Board|| Sig pic request - Ace Midnight on 3/18/15 at 7:20 am|
Can someone format/resize to fit td.com limitations. [img]http://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/03/17/us/17CRASHweb/17CRASHweb-articleLarge-v2.jpg[/img] Thanks...
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| Fark Board|| Fark SFP as "Contraband" - Ace Midnight on 2/9/15 at 10:23 pm|
This picture: [img]http://www.desktop4ipad.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/contraband_wallpaper_1-500x500.jpg[/img] With "Mark Wahlberg" replaced with "SlowFlowPro" and this face: [img]http://www.colonnalawfirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SWLA-Bar-Pic-e1367868521989.png[/img]...
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| Political Talk|| More Grubering: This time the U.S Fish and Wildlife/backdoor gun control in CA - Ace Midnight on 12/3/14 at 8:37 am|
[link=(http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/2/lead-ammunition-ban-passed-after-feds-withheld-key/)]Washington Times article[/link] Sad that they resort to these tactics to pursue an agenda that is an outright loser for them if they run on it. But, completely expected. No primary lead ...View Topic - Replies (2)
| Tiger Rant|| Key Personnel Losses for 2015? - Ace Midnight on 11/28/14 at 7:33 am|
Seniors: [b]On offense, we lose lettermen:[/b] Neighbors Hilliard Magee Dickson Fanaika Collins Washington [b]Defense:[/b] Welter Martin Rasco Lots of potential underclassmen losses, but: The junior that would hurt us most, IMHO, would be Kwon or one of th...View Topic - Replies (10)
| O-T Lounge|| LNST: Thanksgiving Eve Edition - Ace Midnight on 11/26/14 at 10:00 pm|
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| O-T Lounge|| History Thread: Presidential Generations and other trivia - Ace Midnight on 11/15/14 at 1:05 pm|
Just something I noticed recently - NO "silent generation" President - and unlikely to ever be, now, as there have been 3 2-term Baby Boomer Presidents in a row. Millenials will be coming of age (barely) in 2016, but if we get a 2-term boomer or the first Gen-X President in 2016, the younger remain...
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| Political Talk|| No pleasing some people - Fast Food "targets" black kids - study says - Ace Midnight on 11/14/14 at 10:05 pm|
[link=(http://news.yahoo.com/fast-food-targeting-black-kids-us-230241706.html)]Yahoo.com story[/link] :blacksessed: Okay - seriously - there's just no pleasing some people. If they were ignoring black kids - they'd be wrong. If they were excluding black kids - they'd be wrong. So, "targetin...View Topic - Replies (9)
| Movie/TV Board|| Russell Johnson Appreciation thread (The Professor from Gilligan's Island) - Ace Midnight on 11/10/14 at 10:12 am|
Today (11/10/2014) would be his 90th birthday - he just passed in January of this year. From his wiki page(cited from his NYT Obituary): [i]After graduating from high school, Johnson enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces as an aviation cadet. On completing his training, he was commissi...
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| Political Talk|| "Catch and release" terrorist program not working... - Ace Midnight on 10/30/14 at 8:46 am|
[link=(http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/30/sources-former-guantanamo-detainees-suspected-joining-isis-other-groups-in/)]Fox News article[/link] I have long cautioned about this program. We never should have taken them if we weren't going to do anything with them. Turning them over to Afg...View Topic - Replies (2)
| Tiger Rant|| LSU's 3rd QB - Brad Kragthorpe - Ace Midnight on 9/28/14 at 11:12 am|
How about Kragthorpe getting some reps at the back end of this game? And he threw a decent screen pass. Obviously his future is as a coach, but it's nice to see hard work rewarded with a few reps (including a pass) by a walk-on in front of the home crowd. :cheers:...View Topic - Replies (10)
| Tiger Rant|| Football is a game of inches... - Ace Midnight on 9/22/14 at 1:09 pm|
I recognize we got dominated - at least for 3 full quarters and change, but: IF we kick the field goal instead of going for it on 4th down - AND we kick both the 2-point conversions and they're good... That game was tied at the end of regulation. Again - that doesn't change the fact that...View Topic - Replies (18)
| Tiger Rant|| Props to Andy Dodd - Ace Midnight on 9/9/14 at 1:33 pm|
On both his performance (not perfect, but it wasn't disastrous, either) and his attitude. From yesterday's Reveille article: [quote]When LSU sophomore center Ethan Pocic went down with an injury in the game against Sam Houston State, redshirt freshman Andy Dodd was thrust into the lineup. A...View Topic - Replies (17)
| Movie/TV Board|| Spinoff Thread: Best Fictional Sport in M/TV History? - Ace Midnight on 9/2/14 at 9:41 am|
I'm leaning towards rollerball from the film of the same name(1975 version, not 2002). BASEketball might be second. I think Dodgeball would be a candidate, because, although not strictly fictional, a professional version is. Anything else worth considering?...
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