D.C. Super Heroes Record Player (1970s)

This looks like it could be a good Thing to put a computer in.

D.C. Super Heroes Record Player (1970s)

This looks like it could be a good Thing to put a computer in.

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Listening to the 8th Doctor Big Finish story “Terror Firma” and he just mentioned that Agatha Christie travelled with him for a while.

Opening up some space for thw video card to exhaust got it down to 80°c during FurMark at 60% fan speed. Better, but not good enough yet. This card ran at 70°/40% in the Falcon.

Fortunately, I have a plan to open up some additional air intake under the GPU.

Opening up some space for thw video card to exhaust got it down to 80°c during FurMark at 60% fan speed. Better, but not good enough yet. This card ran at 70°/40% in the Falcon.

Fortunately, I have a plan to open up some additional air intake under the GPU.

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Poor Colin! 

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Poor Colin! 

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Late Night Stats with the Nerd of Many Hats
Last week Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information was soliciting requests for heat maps/spray charts and he really liked mine about Adam Dunn. I had heard that around June 1st he made some adjustments to try to beat the heavy overshift he was always seeing, but I wanted some data to back it up.
Simon delivered. Dunn went from 10% of ground balls center or left to 38% and increased is batting average on ground balls from .071 to .298. This contributed significantly to his batting average increasing from .148 in April and .165 in May to .274 in June, .277 in July and .267 in August.
I took a flyer on Dunn pretty late in my fantasy draft as my third 1B, I’m hoping he can repeat some of that June-August success and post an average in the 250s to go with his undeniable power.

Late Night Stats with the Nerd of Many Hats

Last week Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information was soliciting requests for heat maps/spray charts and he really liked mine about Adam Dunn. I had heard that around June 1st he made some adjustments to try to beat the heavy overshift he was always seeing, but I wanted some data to back it up.

Simon delivered. Dunn went from 10% of ground balls center or left to 38% and increased is batting average on ground balls from .071 to .298. This contributed significantly to his batting average increasing from .148 in April and .165 in May to .274 in June, .277 in July and .267 in August.

I took a flyer on Dunn pretty late in my fantasy draft as my third 1B, I’m hoping he can repeat some of that June-August success and post an average in the 250s to go with his undeniable power.

I recently finished The Tenth Planet, completing my watch-through of the First Doctor. I was quite disappointed to find that the first few Patrick Troughton stories are either incomplete or entirely lost.

The first two stories, The Power of The Daleks and The Highlanders are completely lost except for a few clips (ironically enough the scenes that were cut by Australian censors are all that survived). Part 3 is all that survives of The Underwater Menace. Half of The Moon Base survives, plus a reasonable fan animation of part one. The Macra Terror is gone. The Faceless Ones really are faceless with only two of six parts intact, which is better than the 1/7 for The Evil of The Daleks. That’s 6 of the first 35 parts.

The Tomb of The Cybermen is the first complete story in Troughton’s run, his 8th adventure.

The Abominable Snowmen - 1/6The Ice Warriors - 4/6
The Enemy of The World - 1/6
The Web of Fear - 5/6, and was 1/6 until a few years ago.
Fury from The Deep - 0/6
The Wheel in Space - 2/6
The Dominators - 5/5 is the next 100% intact episode.
The Mind Robber - 5/5
The Invasion - 6/8
The Krotons - 4/4
The Seeds of Death - 6/6 (Not to be confused with 4th Doctor’s Seeds of Doom, which really seemed like a 3rd Doctor story)
The Space Pirates - 1/6
The War Games - 10/10

That’s 6 out of 20 stories that survive in their entirety and 8 with one or zero parts remaining.

"Clearly I got the brains, he got the brain damage, and what did you get?"
“The manners.”

-The 8th Doctor and himself.

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Colin Baker cold-reads the speech from The Rings of Akhaten.

Can you imagine how incredible it would be if he’d had a chance to rehearse!?

This is why Colin Baker is the best. It’s a shame his TV run came when the show was sliding slowly into the shitter. He certainly wasn’t the reason for its decline (nor was McCoy the cause of its demise). His Big Finish audio stories are easily my favorites. Jubilee, Ish… The Holy Terror, and The One Doctor stand out. If he had stories of that caliber on TV, more people would be singing his praises.

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Got it! I had to carve the top down about as far as I dared. I also had to open the back a little bit so that the motherboard could slide back and thus not have to sit up on the lip in the front.

Also pictured is how I had to carve around the part that holds the power button. I am glad I didn’t have to remove it completely. There is still hope for making the original power and reset buttons work.

In a build like this, every millimeter counts. So close!

In a build like this, every millimeter counts. So close!

All the parts for the PS-ITX together and running. I installed Win7, drivers, Steam and Skyrim, which I know the GPU can handle on Ultra @1080p when it has a 3570K backing it up, not sure if the 4130T will keep up, but even if it can run at High detail on 150w I’ll be happy.
Oh, and the PCI-E riser definitely provides enough lift to fit Galaxy’s GTX 750 ti LP, which are finally in stock.
Check out my build log on Overclock.net for more pics and more detailed updates.

All the parts for the PS-ITX together and running. I installed Win7, drivers, Steam and Skyrim, which I know the GPU can handle on Ultra @1080p when it has a 3570K backing it up, not sure if the 4130T will keep up, but even if it can run at High detail on 150w I’ll be happy.

Oh, and the PCI-E riser definitely provides enough lift to fit Galaxy’s GTX 750 ti LP, which are finally in stock.

Check out my build log on Overclock.net for more pics and more detailed updates.

Wednesday the NewEgg fairy arrived! I got my video card back from PowerColor too (after about a month out of action). The PSU isn’t pictured, but arrived the same day. Pretty good timing considering they came from 4 different sources.

Also, mSATA SSDs are tiny! That’s a package for a regular stick of RAM. The drive is about a quarter of the size and is 480GB. I went for the big drive since it is the only storage the PS1 will have, and it was just $225 with a coupon.

I have already tested the GPU. It is nice to have the Falcon up and running again. I was going to celebrate by dropping the price on it but I’m having problems with the lights and sounds.

(bonus: When adding the “msata” tag tumblr suggested “msaturbate”)