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PCs / New PC build
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:49:06 PM »
Finally ready to pull the trigger on a new system. Been a few years since I upgraded, and decided I should go brand new. Interested in thoughts/perspectives - Ryzen or Intel? Nvidia GPU, right? Stay with my Samsung 256GB EVO 2.5" Sata SDD, or move to M2 SSD?

I might have some parts to cannibalize from my current system. However, catch is that my computer has started to randomly BSOD, and I can't figure out what the hell is causing it. Different error message each time, all scans I've run are coming up clean. No need for a monitor or peripherals, just the tower.

Would like to stay within a budget of $1600CAD, but that's proving to be tough as I'm really trying to squeeze in a 1070Ti (unless I go Ryzen, which seems like it's cheaper).

Music / Podcasts?
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:03:51 PM »
Not a music topic per se, but figured it was the most appropriate subforum.

Any podcast recommendations? I subscribe to a few:

- The TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie. Hockey related (obviously), but Bob is a legendary insider with some fantastic stories and great perspective. The podcast isn't always about hockey - it often includes discussion on TV series, wine, and testicular cancer.

- Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project. Adam Savage is an uber nerd, in the best kind of way.

- The Ongoing History of New Music. One of the longest running radio shows cataloging the history and development of Alternative music. If you can catch the live radio show on 102.1 the Edge (Toronto Alt Rock station), you'll get the full show. Sadly, the podcast only includes 6 second song clips due to licensing fees. Over 800 episodes and counting!

Any recommendations?

Music / RIP Gord Downie
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:23:03 PM »

Gord Downie dead at 53 of brain cancer

For those of you who aren't Canadian (or from Buffalo), Gord Downie was the lead singer of the Tragically Hip, affectionately known as Canada's House Band. Their last concert was broadcast nationally, with an estimate one third of the population of Canada watching. He was the cultural equivalent of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Michael Stipe rolled into a single person.

I've been listening to the Hip all week. Glad I got to see them on their final tour.

Music / new Queens of the Stone Age
« on: June 16, 2017, 03:38:35 PM »
is out!! (I know, it actually came out yesterday, but I didn't get a chance to catch it)

The Way You Used to Do

Ugh. So good. Less freewheeling than their usual sound - people are saying it sounds "tighter" but they've always been a really tight band. It's more compact. Still the catchy guitar riffs, but less jazzy improv (a bit of a loss, to be sure). Guitars sound fucking awesome, super aggressive.

Really looking forward to the album.

Mass Effect / Mass Effect Andromeda *Spoilers Thread*
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:56:00 PM »
Anyone else finished the game?

Pretty classic ME ending. Clearly listened to the feedback from ME3. Nomad race *plus* help from your allies? The best.

My quick thoughts on the game:
- Combat is fucking awesome. Getting flanked by enemies, repeatedly? Yes please.
- Characters are mostly good. I liked Liam's mission turning the loyalty trope on it's head a bit - instead of Liam having to trust you, you having to trust Liam. The way the characters move around the ship and interact is great.
- Crafting sucks. I get the idea, but it wasn't until late game that I had enough resources to actually craft shit I wanted to any degree. Either I didn't have enough research credits to unlock all the level appropriate armor I wanted, or I couldn't scrape enough of a rare mineral.
- For being open world, most of the side quests suck pretty hard. Of course, we were obviously spoiled by the Witcher 3, but really Bioware? You can do better.
- Even with four dialogue options instead of 2, Ryder seems.... pretty much the same.
- Hug interrupts are the best
- Profiles/favorites aren't implemented well enough to be useful.
- Multiplayer is hella fun.

I've started a second playthrough, as a Vanguard Sarah, and had more bugs so far in the first few hours than probably the entirety of my previous playthrough, which seems weird. Also amped the difficulty, which has made combat SO MUCH harder at the beginning.

Music / Damn.
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:32:25 PM »
*obligatory NSFW warning*



Movies & TV / What are you watching?
« on: April 11, 2017, 06:24:56 AM »
Saw Arrival this week - great movie, which was fantastically scored. Worth seeing if you haven't already.

Also saw both of Dave Chappelle's stand up shows on Netflix. Chappelle is one of the funniest comedians out there. However, I think the entire audience was stupidly high in both shows - by the time you got 15 minutes in people were laughing at literally anything he said. "Black people have it hard these days..." *audience laughs* *Chappelle looks slightly uncomfortable because he hasn't delivered a punchline yet*

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