Goodbye HardOCP - Hello Intel

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by FrgMstr, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    In my book, not taking shit from anyone and putting them to task for their BS is pretty strong interpersonal skills.
     
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  2. andrewaggb

    andrewaggb Limp Gawd

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    I just hope you can bring some meaningful change to such a big organization. I suspect it'll be hard and frustrating and I hope you will have influence with the right people to make it happen. We're going to expect the GPU's to work out of the box, games to pick appropriate settings and warn if newer drivers are required, drivers to update easily, etc. Their machine learning products need to be supported out of the box by tensorflow etc, preferrably not with custom builds on some other site (cough AMD). Work as expected, without extra pain and hoops to jump through, at a reasonable price.
     
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  3. revenant

    revenant [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Welp... A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do! Best of luck to you Kyle. I think it's a damn smart move of Intel hiring you at this position.
     
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  4. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Congratulations and best of luck! Definitely not my favorite news, but hey, at least I can get some work done now while I'm supposed to be working. :p [H] forums have been an integral part of my work day at every job I've had since 2003 / 2004. I was working at MS Game Studios when I joined (though I'd been reading the site since the Voodoo / Riva 128 days. I'll drink a Scotch and smoke a cigar to you this evening my good sir!
     
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  5. PanzeR-

    PanzeR- Limp Gawd

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    Was it you or steve (or both) that made that p4 pop?
     
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  6. thecold

    thecold Limp Gawd

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    Kyle I wish you the best of luck. Enjoy the new endeavor and don't let the stress of change get you down.
     
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  7. hairytoez

    hairytoez [H]Lite

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    Best of luck Kyle!

    I realized that I've spent the better part of the last 15 or so years having my coffee and reading the front page every work day. One habit that's going to change that I don't want to.
     
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  8. mls1995

    mls1995 2[H]4U

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    Holy crap, where do I go for reviews now? HardOCP has been my go-to site for as long as I can remember (longer than my registration date 12 years ago)

    Congrats on the job though.
     
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  9. gesicht

    gesicht Gawd

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    wow! congratulations. happy for you. i hope you can influence Intel to do whats right by us and not just be PR tool for them. i know you wont be happy doing that.

    this is still a sad moment. i have been on hardocp since the late 90's as a teen learning about computers and overclocking, now i am in my mid 30's. i can say i built my own PC on my own at 14 years of age because of this site. a PII 266, how to find the right code on the box for the one with second gen cache chips for easy OC to 400mhz. i haven't always been an active part of the community but, i have read this site almost daily for what like 22 years. so many memories.
     
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  10. Enhanced Interrogator

    Enhanced Interrogator Gawd

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    Kyle, there's a big debate happening right now on Shacknews as to whether you're a good guy, a bad guy, or an OK guy. Just thought you might get a laugh out of that because I think there's been similar discussions over the past 20 years on that website.
     
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  11. serious

    serious Limp Gawd

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    congratz Kyle.
     
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  12. Lateralus

    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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    You're serious, aren't you?
     
  13. ssnyder28

    ssnyder28 2[H]4U

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    How about a 5 o'clock free crack giveaway
     
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  14. Aireoth

    Aireoth 2[H]4U

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    As this looks less and less like a April Fools (and if it is, I'll eat my shorts on April 1):

    Kyle and the [H]ard crew, its been great watching the ride. I've said it before and I'll say it (maybe for the last time) I have never been steered wrong using your reviews as the foundation of my purchases. Like many others I've read this sight daily since I moved out of my ancestral home in 2002, it will be sorely missed in my daily moments enjoying a cup of coffee, and a few drunken evenings.

    We all know this place will change with being mothballed, only a few of us will be left standing at the end of a year. Ladies, Gentlemen, MF's, I may or may not miss you, but I sure will miss [H].

    Best of luck Kyle, catch you on the flip side.
     
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  15. ioweyousomething

    ioweyousomething n00b

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    Would it be Steve who would have this been posting back in 2003 (same timeframe) i would get a good chuckle out of it.


    So now that we have 2019 and it's Kyle: what ever floats your Boat Sir!
     
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    tdkuhl n00b

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  17. NukeDukem

    NukeDukem 2[H]4U

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    Good luck climbing that mountain in front of you! Hope the forums don't die. Reviews are nice but open forums are where the real information lay for the conscious hardware consumer/enthusiast.
     
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  18. Shantarr

    Shantarr Limp Gawd

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    All the best to you and yours. This community and the articles posted have been a tremendous resource for me and I look forward to what you accomplish in your new position!
     
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  19. Deimos

    Deimos Gawd

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    Well shit.

    I've been a daily [H] visitor since 1999! (Yes, I checked), since just before I got my first job working in a computer shop, although didn't join the [H] forum until 2004 because I'm a lurker and not much of a poster (as you can see).

    On the one hand I can understand why you would want to mothball [H], but at the same time I can't. Kyle is [H], but on the other, [H] has become so much more than Kyle and it would be great to see someone carry that on, even if that means that something changes. If someone carries it on, and you're not happy about it Kyle, let it go, you can be proud of the legacy you left behind, you sell out. Screw you.

    I'm glad the [H] forum is sticking around, maybe your staff could start some bastardized version of [H] going forward, or some other outfit gives them all jerbs. Can't wait to see what becomes of your position at Intel.
     
  20. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    so many names in this thread I've never seen posting before...I never realized the extent to which HardOCP and the forums were divided up into almost 2 separate entities...I always went to the forums first and then if I saw some interesting OCP hardware reviews or game performance/image quality reviews I would go there...so although I will miss the OCP area I'm glad the forums will be sticking around...hopefully most of the regulars will stick around...although I'm not sure what the point is of demonetizing the forums are removing all ads are for?...how will the forums sustain itself?
     
  21. ioweyousomething

    ioweyousomething n00b

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    What 'bout SHINTHAI.

    What 'bout Anand.

    What 'bout Hilbert? OK Hilbert sometimes sucks.

    What 'bout Charles?

    What about his XS and the WATERPROOFed Subforum?



    GOODBY KYLE. I DONT MISS YOU!
     
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  22. Ghoststalker

    Ghoststalker Limp Gawd

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    I've loved [H] over the years. This was the place that got me into overclocking. Congrats Kyle and good luck on your new journey.
     
  23. MR._PUNKINHEAD

    MR._PUNKINHEAD Limp Gawd

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    Been here for 15 years. Gonna miss the enthusiast news. Been building my computers following their reviews and such. Never bleeding edge, but good machines, nonetheless. Hope it stays as [H]ardForums and doesn't end up as [F]lacidForums. Good luck with the future, Kyle.
     
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  24. lgestle

    lgestle [H]ard|Gawd

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    Congrats Kyle.
     
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  25. ioweyousomething

    ioweyousomething n00b

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    When you build a Comp by reading Hocp you do it wrong; just saying.

    I build ma Comp by myself: keeps striving!
     
  26. ioweyousomething

    ioweyousomething n00b

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    Kyle is such a grayhound: i bet my two nuts he goes pension (as Charles and all the like) and just needs this attention.

    #iamout
     
  27. ricson

    ricson [H]Lite

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    CRAP!....I have been around for awhile, but only started occasionally posting in the last few years, I have enjoyed the sarcasm and whit, as well as the honest info that you have provided....Via con dios and good luck.
     
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  28. jbltecnicspro

    jbltecnicspro [H]ardness Supreme

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    I joined the forum in 2006. Was a reader since 2002/2003. :)
     
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  29. Matthew Kane

    Matthew Kane [H]ardness Supreme

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    Can't tell if serious but fuck...if it is true.....Good Luck and congrats on the new position.

    I'm hoping the new ownership of hardforum does not in any way turn it into what overclockers.com has turned into.
     
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  30. McDork

    McDork Gawd

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    Congratulations Kyle! This is kind of like a home away from home. I hope things don't change too much. This has always been my go to sight for advice. It will be hard to find as good advice as I have received here.
     
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  31. CHANG3D

    CHANG3D [H]ardness Supreme

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    Congrats! Honestly I thought you'd be going to Intel or AMD right after Anand went to Apple, which still seems like just yesterday.
     
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  32. Brackle

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    Maybe we could all vote that Brent take over!
     
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  33. meanmodda[H]

    meanmodda[H] Gawd

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    I'd like to thank Kyle for all these years of staying [H] . Been reading myself since 1999, during lunch while fixing printers for fun and profit. Still this is the year of changes I myself started a new job in a (to me) new country two month ago and the future is as muggy as it was back in 1999. Wish you luck and good fortune @ Intel !
     
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  34. _chesebert_

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    I always wonder if Ananad is still doing engineering work at Apple. Def a big fish in an ocean... haha
     
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  35. Suicidal Insanity

    Suicidal Insanity Limp Gawd

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    This has always been one of only half a dozen or so sites I checked daily, I'm going to miss it.
     
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  36. F.E.A.R.

    F.E.A.R. [H]ard|Gawd

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    Day 2 - Went from sad yesterday to grouchy today after checking other sites like Anandtech, Hardware Canucks, Reddit, sigh...I even checked out Bit Tech again not the same.

    I got too used to the color, format, the way info is conveyed on this site, the people, admins, etc nothing will come close to replacing [H].
     
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  37. Stepper

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    Are you saying sometimes it seems if Kyle likes messing with the forum, and probably the real world? You don't say? Also are you saying he already has a pension and just wants to jerk people around and if intel gives him the opportunity to chime in and get paid he will do it? I tend to agree.
     
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  38. Rvenger

    Rvenger [H]ard|Gawd

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    Amen - I'll offer to maintain the forum for free... as in volunteer.

    (hopefully I didn't just get in too far over my head)
     
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  39. DusterAZ

    DusterAZ Gawd

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    Old timer here, good luck Kyle!
     
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  40. SighTurtle

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    Best of luck to you Kyle, and your family!

    I hope Brent and the other people who made articles have stuff lined up as well.
     
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