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  2. I'm going to order this for my backyard in lieu of a PTZ camera. Far better option to have continuous but lower resolution coverage. On sale right now for $92 with code reolinkduo. https://reolink.com/us/product/reolink-duo-poe/
  3. So season 2 is airing (or part 2 of season 1? idk). The show is genuinely great, the animation is fantastic and the world building is superb. The show also manages to balance comedic lighthearted elements with some fairly grim scenes. I would give this an unabashed recommendation - except for the "mega-horny / problematic" elements of the show, which I know for a fact will bother some people. Succession season 3 is running, the show is great, just go watch it.
  4. Saw some news about this being cancelled. I doubt it's going to find a new home somewhere else. I'll still probably finish out this season.
  5. Well that's certain a style direction to go with. I don't like that style so I'm hoping that was more of a trailer thing.
  6. If the $600 stays true for the base Pixel 6 then that is cheaper than the base Pixel 4 and Pixel 5s at launch.
  7. Last week
  8. Seeing some additional leaks that the pixel will be $600 and the pixel pro will be $900 https://twitter.com/EvanLei1/status/1449875442953949184 Seems too pricey for my tastes. I'm still interested in the performance/battery life since this is the first google produced processor, but I'll probably stick to the A-line of google smartphones at this rate. I'm also curious to see some camera reviews, this is the first time we've seen a new image sensor from google in a long time. I have no idea if Google has managed to fix video but I suspect they haven't.
  9. I'm pretty sure the same 3 people that went last time are pretty serious about committing to doing it again. For anyone else in the group interested I would ask for you to please reach out to me, malaphax or T1no to be included in planning.
  10. Bumping this since we talked about it the other night. Obviously this is a very rough draft, we can start thinking about this more seriously mid/late November. Late January (last week?), or first week of February - Generally blackout dates are in early January and mid February (holidays). Prior schedule was Wednesday drive up, Thursday-Friday Skiing/Snowboarding, Saturday drive back - I'd be willing to go for 3 days of skiing but that's probably my limit. I'd also prefer to return on a Saturday, but I'll be flexible if needed. AirBnB either near Canyon Lodge or in the village and make use of the gondola. No promises but I might be able to ask my neighbor if he still has a condo up there Sidenote, once we get a decent idea of pricing as dumb as it sounds we should at least compare it to the hotel costs, I doubt it's cheaper but never hurts to check. Downside could potentially be food costs. Tickets - Costco could be an option (if they have it) otherwise rough estimates are showing ~$125/day per person (Costco was $100/day/person, but it came in a 3 pack) I briefly looked and google flights isn't even showing the LAX>MMH listed. I suspect they cancelled it due to covid and may or may not bring it back. Downside, no car (or fighting for rentals), could be rough. I'll try to bump this later on and see if we can nail down details - but I'm penciling this on my calendar and as we get more stuff locked down I'll ask for vacation days etc.
  11. The bubble isn't likely to pop and if it does it will be a slow deflation versus the massive drop that occurred in 2008 which was a once in a generation type event I think. The current analyst predictions in 2024 to 2026 IF there is another crash. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/house-prices-will-boom-before-crashing-in-2026-we-speak-to-the-man-who-forecast-the-last-two-slumps-but-will-his-18-year-property-cycle-be-right-again/ar-AAKAgYV
  12. If anyone needs an ISO for a fresh build, Microsoft is making that available just like with Windows 10: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11 Especially for gaming, you may want to consider turning off some of the new enabled-by-default security features if you cannot afford the ~5% performance drop: https://www.techspot.com/news/91613-here-how-you-can-disable-vbs-windows-11.html
  13. Some of the better price/performance fans are the arctic p12 and the scythe wonder snail at $10 and $17 respectively.
  14. imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804484/ I have been watching this for a few weeks now. I like it but it had a strong start and has lost a bit of its steam since then. It's definitely very sci-fi but also mostly drama focused. This is not a fast paced action show even though they try that a few times and don't really pull it off. Pretty inoffensive so easy to recommend.
  15. imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10954652/ I don't know why I keep giving M. Night Shyamalan chances when I am repeatedly disappointed. This movie has more plot holes than plot. I don't recommend this to anyone for any reason. If you are curious about the story just read the wikipedia plot summary with the spoilers.
  16. Nice. Also still keeping a close eye on Pixel 6 news. Most of the specs already known/leaked but the price is still kind of unknown (EU prices not a good estimate). Trade-in options might be interesting too. Made a quick search filter of what else is out there and just sharing: https://www.gsmarena.com/results.php3?nRamMin=8000&chkCameraOIS=selected&chkGPS=selected&chkNFC=selected&chkUSBC=selected&s5Gs=0&sOSes=2&sOSversions=2920&sFingerprints=1 Pixel 3 is still working but battery has definitely been starting to feel a bit short and I am no longer receiving security updates so I'm starting to keep an eye on new options.
  17. I felt that this was good, maybe even great, for a James Bond film. There were plenty of things to groan at but they are all parts of the usual James Bond style-action catalog and you should already be expecting that going into it. Beautiful women. One-liner quotes. Gun fights that seem a little silly. Flashy cars. Big stunts. Gorgeous scenery. For the Daniel Craig series of Bonds films I actually rank this one right behind Casino Royale (which I and many other people seemingly consider the best one). There was just a bit more "heart" in this movie as they tried to give Bond just a little more motivation than "save the world/UK/western civilization". I also felt like they gave Daniel Craig a little more room to act, more than the usual James Bond, and he pulled it off because he is a capable actor. If you like James Bond at all I think this is easy to recommend.
  18. I have seen online but also heard in-person so many people quietly hoping for some sort of bubble to pop so they finally afford buying a house but as it stands, and especially with stuff like what you posted happening, I just don't think it's going to happen. I only sees housing (and many other things) going up for now.
  19. I mean congrats to Phanteks but dropping $30 on fans has always been a little weird. Niche on top of a niche kind of thing and that physical switch needlessly complicates it.
  20. https://slate.com/business/2021/06/blackrock-invitation-houses-investment-firms-real-estate.html "While normal people typically pay a mortgage interest rate between 2 percent and 4 percent these days, Invitation Homes can borrow money for far less: It’s getting billion-dollar loans at interest rates around 1.4 percent. In practice, this means that Invitation Homes can afford to tack on an extra $5,000 to $20,000 to the purchase price of every home, while getting the house at the same actual cost as a typical homeowner."
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  22. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2382320/ Saw this in IMAX on Saturday with kuhla. It felt a bit odd and poetic that this was one of the first films that was heavily delayed due to the pandemic, and nearly 2 years later, it was the first film I saw in theaters since the pandemic started. The IMAX experience was solid, the audio was very well done, including some cool positional audio tricks and at least one major sequence filmed in full 4:3 aspect ratio - it was also loud as fuck, the gunshots actually sounded like gunshots, but then again, I haven't been in a theater in... quite some time. The movie itself is good, I'd even say great. They do a very strong job of not only dealing with this being Daniel Craig's last film, but tying together almost all Daniel Craig bond films (at least Spectre) into this film, without it feeling overly burdensome. The action sequences are solid, a mix of traditional James Bond with gadgets, cool cars and chase sequences; another sequence that was borderline John Wick and another that showed more of Bond's resourcefulness and tactics. The villain's plot is the weakest part of the story - Rami Malek does a fine job as an almost understated villain, but his motivation is practically mustache twirlingly evil and he almost feels out of place in the final act. There are other plot points but it devolves into spoilers. The visuals are strong, with a couple very cool scenes that live up to the bond quality level. I'd certainly recommend watching the film, if you feel comfortable going to the theaters, it's certainly worth watching on the big screen or IMAX if it's available.
  23. Injustice: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5012504/ "On an alternate Earth, the Joker tricks Superman into killing Lois Lane, which causes a rampage in the hero. Superman decides to take control of Earth, Batman and his allies will have to attempt to stop him." This was surprisingly decent. I know this is based off of the comics which were based off the video games, but it somehow works. Superman goes full fascist and everyone else either falls in line or tries to stop him. I didn't particularly like the voice acting for some major characters but it wasn't terrible by any means. I also appreciate they were willing to do a cool "what if" style of 'good' superman going overboard. They mix in a fair number of characters, some of which I certainly didn't recognize. They also keep the story pace moving fairly quick, which was refreshing compared to so many other terrible animated dc movies. It's weird to see plastic man as a semi-major character, and not a joke - kinda refreshing. I'd give this a soft recommendation, it's good enough to watch, but I wouldn't recommend it to people without some level of interest in the DC animated movies. Batman: The Long Halloween: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14324650/ This is a two part movie series focused on a serial killer that's taking down members of the falcone crime family on major holidays. The animation reminded me of Archer. This was reasonably done but not good enough to warrant 2 full movies. It also give a different take on the wayne family, suggesting that batman's parents were at least partially involved in some of gotham's corruption. Unfortunately, too much of the film follows the usual batman formula to be unique or interesting. Also putting a baby bottle nipple on a luger doesn't suddenly make it a silenced pistol - that bothered me far more than it really should have. Do not recommend.
  24. T1no

    Battlefield 2042

    just delay it. i feel ok with the ttk although i cant judge accurately before all the lag and stuttering disappear. I often get kills with headshots that feel like i don't deserve especially long ranges. it does feels like bfv gunplay soo im ok with that. sounds feels like ambient everywhere. i feel like everyone have dead silence. VSM helicopters and jets feels dumb. console model. i hope they have separate input models for PC ui strange like ya'll mentions i have a hard time snipping people the movement to jittery maybe some jank network manipulation. not smooth. i don't have a good solution with AA and ground troops balance. but yes unguided shit should one shot anything in the air. they need to make stinger 2 shots a minibirds and jets. they have the high ceiling and huge map but they cant harras me on a capture point. but now air units are too powerful. the icons for friendly is hard to see against the map and the overlay filters on the graphics. and i feel like same skins for enemy is just dumb game design. time to jump back in and play with the non preorder peeps
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