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  2. I guess there is always the chance it will look different in person but I'm not thrilled about what I'm seeing so far. The hexagon lights look kind of weird especially since I don't really see any hexagon patterns anywhere else on the car. The wide "mouth" looks weird. I'm not a fan of the skinny, downward looking lights. Turning the strip into a light just seems needlessly flashy.
  3. The screen may be the same but there are some differences. https://www.vive.com/us/product/vive-cosmos/specs/ https://www.vive.com/us/product/vive-cosmos-elite/specs/ The elite comes with two base stations and there is a different layout of the external cameras on the headset. Either way, it's $900 so expensive.....
  4. Last week
  5. https://www.vive.com/us/product/vive-cosmos-elite/overview/ The headset specs are literally identical to the standard cosmos.
  6. https://www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswagen-news/mk8-gtis-front-end-revealed-volkswagen/ i like the hex fog lights but that wide intake honeycomb doesn't do it for me. maybe it will look better in person. im actually interested in the golf R mk8. im guessing it will start @ 40+ i also heard the GTI TCR is coming here but thats a little too much for a front wheel drive.
  7. This is a neat look behind the scenes at their real time green screen rendering. I have a strong feeling this will eventually become a new standard instead of just running pure green screen and doing all cgi in post-production.
  8. I realize this post would have benefited from some example scenarios so I will add some now. Disclaimer: Neither of these things have happened to me. I am imaging them based of my experiences reading some threads online and watching videos. Scenario 1 - In the workplace, you observe a coworker stealing from the company in a non-insignificant way. Your possible reaction: You inform your manager. What I have often seen people say that bothers me: They are stealing from the company. Not you. The company is not going to reward you for your actions. The company has not shown any loyalty to you so why should you show any back? Scenario 2 - In a casual setting, you observe two strangers and there is a prolonged, one way, physical beating and the victim is not asking anyone for help. Your possible reaction: You physically intervene to stop it. What I have often seen people say that bothers me: They didn't ask for your help. It's none of your business. It's not your job. You don't know what is going on between them. Maybe they deserves it. Why risk yourself for somebody you don't know? Your possible reaction (less risky alternative): You contact emergency services/law enforcement. What I have often seen people say that bothers me: (same as above)
  9. The movie is slow and, after you remove everything else, the story is a very simple one of a son trying to get out of the shadow of his father and move on with life. Neither of those things bothered me but the movie as a whole is a bit of a mess. The moon attack did not seem to have any major affect on the journey or the main character. The monkey monster mayday did not seem to have any major affect on the journey or the main character. Was there even a reason for him to travel all the way to Mars just to transmit a voice recording? Why bother with losing the transport shuttle if he is just going to leia poppins himself back to the ship for the return? It was easy to watch and it had a few moments but I cannot say I liked this movie.
  10. What follows is a big esoteric rant that I probably should have deleted.
  11. Some previews for Amazon's new MMO: New World https://www.ign.com/articles/new-world-hands-on-with-amazons-upcoming-open-world-mmorpg https://www.pcgamer.com/new-world-hands-on-classic-mmo-questing-with-50v50-territory-wars/ This game has been overhauled at least once from a survival style game, although many of those elements still remain. Both previews suggest the combat is good and feels more action oriented than the vast majority of mmos but there's an obvious focus on pvp. There's no classes, but rather an open skill tree system. I have a strong feeling there's very little PvE content and there's no dungeons/raids or other traditional PvE endgame (at least at launch) so this is going to be a very tough sell. Unfortunately it looks like the amazon dev team didn't really know what they were working on and are trying to slap an 'MMO' label on a survival/crafting game with some open world PvP and simplified territory control. I know there was once a time when big open PvP was a really cool idea (DAOC gets cited plenty) but after playing guild wars 2's WvW, I can safely say that it holds no interest for me.
  12. "It's none of your business" "It's not your job" "Don't get involved it doesn't affect you" I read this and hear this a lot and I honestly feel really conflicted about it. On the one hand I understand that it's pretty silly in 2020 to have blind loyalty for a specific business/country/social group/etc. however isn't there something to be said about actively maintaining social order? If everyone went through life constantly saying "if it doesn't effect me directly then I am not getting involved" then I feel like society would really start to fall apart because the only "guardrails" preventing unwanted behavior at that point is the threat of civil or criminal prosecution. I don't know.
  13. Boku no Hero Academia - https://anidb.net/anime/14416 This is the third season of the show. It's shounen garbage but it has it's moments. Dorohedero - https://anidb.net/anime/14483 This show is actually kinda neat. It does make use of some substantial CGI elements especially in the first episodes but it's still primarily traditional 2d animation. The setting is extremely unique and while the overall tone is a weird blend of light hearted slapstick and flat out body horror, it's an easy recommendation. I don't know how popular it is, there's only one sub group. I'd heard of the manga a long time ago, so it must have been popular enough to get an adaptation. Blade of the Immortal - https://anidb.net/anime/14912 This was originally made in 2008, and now it's being remade? They cut the release into two seasons and I've watched the first part, I'll probably marathon through the second part when I'm looking for something to watch.
  14. article - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32059053 Not exactly surprising news for those that follow nutrition and health news. When it comes to health/longevity, the Mediterranean diet has been king for long time now and has been studied many times. It is always nice to have another study backing it up that can be used as ammunition when a new fad diet tries to hype itself as the best thing ever.
  15. kuhla

    RAnd0m Au7om071v3

    https://www.peugeot.co.uk/showroom/3008/suv/hybrid/ This is basically exactly what I was talking about yesterday. CUV/small SUV sized AWD plug-in hybrid electric only mode no compromise on internal space from the battery It's nice that it's a little bit sporty too.
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  17. https://runrepeat.com Interesting site I found. If you are shopping for athletic shoes it will show all the sizes, colors and especially prices from a few different sites. That is really useful because sometimes a particular size or color is half off or some other discount and this makes it easy to see.
  18. Another day another damning report. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/california-auditor-releases-damning-report-about-law-enforcements-use-automated
  19. T1no

    Games and Gaming News

    soo bordelands + destiny + division ?
  20. Here's some gameplay for Outriders.
  21. A little update on the diet change stuff. I don't really have a lot to say. I will/have reverted some of the dietary changes I made and posted about previously. I'm not happy about it. Technically I was reaching my goals for total calories and protein intake but I was not happy with how much I was relying on dairy and vegan protein powder to get to those numbers. Also fiber has been creeping up too high causing too many trips to the bathroom. None of this changes my strong feelings that just about everyone could transition over to a vegetarian diet easily or even a vegan diet with a bit more effort. I feel my size, weight and physical activity are outside the norm and make it more difficult. For myself, I still plan to avoid all red meat, processed meat and dairy products during the week. Reintroducing lean chicken meat will allow me to cut down on the protein powder and eliminate the dairy while still hitting my protein goals. Pretty much all the vegetables I am regularly consuming will stay the same (tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, baby carrots). Fiber will also be reduced by possibly half by reducing my intake of whole grains and nuts (might switch from almonds to walnuts) but carbs as a whole will not change much and I may swap out some rice for white potatoes. Fats will probably not be changed which mostly come from nuts and olive oil. As far as the carbon footprint part of the discussion, which is important because that is what started it, these changes should not make my diet that much worse (especially since I am currently consuming some dairy which I plan to remove). If I try to guesstimate based off this chart taken from this article that I have linked before it probably looks something like this (see image below).
  22. The new constantly-on-sale price is now $230 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1437424-REG/samsung_xe800zba_hc1us_hmd_odyssey_windows_mixed.html https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/hmd/windows-mixed-reality/hmd-odyssey-windows-mixed-reality-headset-xe800zba-hc1us/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/samsung-hmd-odyssey/8n2d0nk20p8m?activetab=pivot%3Aoverviewtab In semi-related news.... https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/13/half-life-alyx-release-date-valve/
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