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Movies & TV / The Matrix Resurrections
« on: September 09, 2021, 05:24:33 PM »
The first trailer is out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ix7TUGVYIo

I am not sure what to think of this up coming movie, other than I hope it is good.  The last two in the series fell well short of the original.  I enjoyed them but first is one of the funnest movies I ever saw.  I am not expecting that I just hope the story is coherent.

For what it is worth I did see them filming the movie in San Fran about a year or two ago.  I got a picture of one of the stunts that they were doing between two high rise buildings.  You can't see anything in the picture, still fun though.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / D2R-BETA
« on: August 16, 2021, 12:36:10 PM »
It's time.  Today the minions of hell will tremble because SSSITH will be back playing Diablo 2!


That is right I am downloading the game once more.  The Beta has started.

Did you notice that my name is in burlywood...well did you?

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Movies & TV / Dune
« on: July 22, 2021, 09:18:56 PM »
https://youtu.be/ekURZ2hVlT4

Trailer 2.

I am not sure I can adequately express how geeked out I am about this movie.  I don't think I was this excited for a movie before the Lord of the Rings came out.  Grant you I didn't think Jackson could pull it off.  Somehow I do trust Villeneuve to pull this off.

Dune might be my favorite book of all time.  It competes with Lord of the Rings and Name of the Rose and a couple of others.  I have probably read Dune ten times by now.

From what little I have seen of the movie so far, I can say, it is looking fantastic.

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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / What D2:R character to play first
« on: June 24, 2021, 02:44:46 PM »
When D2 originally came out my first character was a Paladin.  Many hours of game play spend on him.  Turns out that my build was pretty messed up.

My second, and main character, for D2 was my Sin.  She was pretty awesome.

Aside from those two I screwed around with a Bard and Sorc characters from time to time.

The two I never really played were the Zon and Druid. (At least as far as I can remember).

So I was thinking my first character back would either be a Bowazon, Javazon, or Windy Druid.  Given that is the case which do you think is a good starter to help get back up to speed and do some farming?

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Gaming General / Horizon Forbidden West
« on: June 03, 2021, 12:07:14 PM »
We might have the first must play game of the PS5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq594XmpPBg

It looks gorgeous.  I do wonder if there will be something innovative about the game.

The first one is just an awesome gaming experience.  Game play wise the first one did have the standard open world progression.  It was fun but not that innovative.  I do wonder if the new game will improve on that.

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PCs / Looking for some Monitor Recommendations
« on: March 27, 2021, 03:10:37 PM »
I probably have a price cap around 350.

I am debating between 2k and 4k.  My experience with 4k is that you don't really notice the difference between the two. 

Next is the question of getting a G-Sync.  I imagine it is worth it given that I have 3070.  Curved not curved.  27" or 32"?

What do you good folks think?

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PCs / Old Computer Quandry
« on: October 19, 2020, 09:45:53 AM »
I was happily playing Witcher 3 when my computer blue screened.  Now when I power it on the fan spin but nothing else.  Not sure what to do next.  If I hand to guess it would be motherboard problem (short, burnout), power supply failure, video card.  I would guess one of the first two.

I am going to try to figure out how old the computer is but I would guess close to five, certainly more than three.

Any suggestions welcome.

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Gaming General / Avowed
« on: July 23, 2020, 03:02:23 PM »
A Skyrim like game from Obsidian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS8n-pZQWWc

Here is too hoping it is good and also not an Epic exclusive.

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General Discussion / States I Have Visited
« on: April 02, 2020, 01:27:05 PM »

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The Argument Chamber / Coronavirus
« on: March 02, 2020, 11:21:41 AM »
Interesting article about the outbreak in Iran.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-iran-became-a-new-epicenter-of-the-coronavirus-outbreak

It seems that the spread has been going on there for a little over three weeks.

Overall the whole situation seems pretty bad in that the virus as slipped the bonds of containment.  It seems to be highly contagious and that many seem to just become carriers of the virus.

The response here in the US has been poor.  A person one county away from where I live went to the hospital and was there for a while undiagnosed.   Mainly because this person had no ties to China.  Trump, early in his tenure, reduced the funding for the CDC.  Here in the US I believe it is going to get much worse, as this virus is probably widely loose in a variety of major areas, including my home of the Bay Area.  Putting Pence as the head of this task force seems like the most ironic of jokes, given his own disbelief of science and track record in the spread of HIV in his state. 

I recently saw that even little ole Iceland has a case.  If any one here has played Plague Inc. you know what that means.

edit: John Oliver on Coronavirus

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General Discussion / Happy Holidays
« on: December 23, 2019, 12:25:30 PM »
I hope you all have a great Christmas/Hanukkah/WhatEverYouCelebrate.  I will be off starting tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPpcfH_HHH8

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The Argument Chamber / Blizzard and China
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:38:27 AM »
I am unsure how to title this one.  In the game thread we started joking about which game publisher is the worst.  This a a continuation of that, but I didn't want to pollute that thread with this.  Below is a link to an article about Blizzard's ineptness.  I think it is worth a read.

https://www.dexerto.com/opinion/richard-lewis-why-i-believe-the-blizzcon-apology-was-rotten-to-the-core-1211211

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Gaming General / Skyrim Again
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:31:37 PM »
So I am installing Skyrim.  It is the new special edition, whatever that means.

Questions:
  • I hate modding.  What is the bare minimum that I need to figure out in order to make the game look good? 4k.
  • I don't even remember the class I played the first time.  Is there some unusual, fun, path that I should try?
  • I know that there are some annoying aspects of this game.  But I forget what they are, though I am going to guess inventory management.  Any tips to minimize this?

Other general pointers welcome.

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Movies & TV / Good Omens
« on: May 31, 2019, 10:04:57 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJoR4vlIIs

A show based on the Pratchett and Gaiman book of the same name.

I haven't read it and I am a fan of Gaiman.  I never could get into Pratchett but I know you guys here are huge fans.  It looks well made and we can hope they haven't made a hash out of it.

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