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  1. Jedi2155

    Battlefield 2042

    As my role is essentially a senior level project manager at my company, I've lost a lot of productivity with the work from home stuff I use to have while in the office. I was able to quickly get a sense on the state of a project/effort via "management by walking around." You lose that with COVID, and it makes it hard to pivot if you see certain patterns or behaviors going bad. Meetings are too focused in COVID, and you lose a lot periperhal state of how bad things are really going on and an inability to fix stuff before its worse than you realize. I think that happened in Battlefield since a lot of bad ideas were just trusted and continued to developed upon and management didn't see the whole picture until it was too late to change. I agree with you that the structural problems (decisions that were made early in the game process), makes the game just drop it and retry again probably the best case for this game and not likely fixable. most of those things are usually solved through things like Agile development etc. This is a clear case of where feedback of where this shit sucks didn't make it to the design team early enough and they just continued on with it and resulted in the hot mess that we have now.
  2. Jedi2155

    Battlefield 2042

    I blame this on Covid work from home lost in productivity.
  3. Yeah, not sure if i'm driving but generally part of that group, yep.
  4. Did we still want to align ourselves here or just do things separate?
  5. https://slickdeals.net/f/15392377-saeco-xelsis-espresso-machine-craft-coffee-maker-1279-20?src=SiteSearchV2Algo1 This guy looks yummy....
  6. The only thing I'm really looking foward to is a sale on a new TV mount. I bought a $90 (now $140) full motion mount from Costco and thought why would someone pay $350 for a TV mount. Now I know, trying to move my OLED tv is quite difficult and an easier more smooth mount would make it a lot better. Also waiting for a sale on a new center channel speaker for my movie setup.
  7. I was going to carpool with my coworker who lives in Upland next to me with his GF and friend. So we already have 4 in my car. My plan was to arrive at 11, but I can do 10 AM and leave at 9 AM as well, if they're up to it as well. They'll be happy to join you guys and chat along the way.
  8. So I'm talking with my coworker who is looking to buy an EV in the next year or so. 11 AM Saturday 11/20 at the LA convention center. You guys interested in coming along?
  9. You're going to need your proof of vaccination. https://laautoshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Full-Covid-19-Policy-as-of-10-19-21-v-2.3.pdf?mc_cid=f25f104128&mc_eid=5f5edafeff
  10. https://insideevs.com/news/543122/mustang-mache-battery-slow-overheating/ LG's battery pack engineering is quite weak in thermal management and cannot be driven hard shows itself with the MachE. VW ID4 with MEB pack architecture seems to fairing decently but still nowhere near Tesla.
  11. Ima go in 2021. A couple of vehicles I want to check out that hopefully will be there. Hyundai Ioniq 5 Rivian Lucid VW EV's GM HUMMER EV
  12. I just realized I have not watched a single Daniel Craig James Bond. Then again plain action/drama films aren't my particular cup of tea unless someone else pushes me to them.
  13. This is common in other phones as well. Example is the Z Fold 3 has mmWave on the US models but not on the UK model etc. mmWave is basically radio frequency ranges from 24 to 40 GHz. Basically only going to be available in your big cities since the range on that is extremely short AND cannot penetrate buildings. https://www.ericsson.com/en/reports-and-papers/further-insights/leveraging-the-potential-of-5g-millimeter-wave
  14. Jeezus, so many mice options. I honestly cannot tell the difference very much so I'm just going to enjoy my Logitech. Less thinking involved.
  15. 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/
  16. 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
  17. 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."
  18. Consistency has never been my strong suit, so I have to do spurts in order to meet my goals. On some days I eat 600-900 calories, on other days, I eat 2000 calories. So my average is probably 1200-1400 or so. I don't keep a strict count of count of food but I get a good feeling of it by having good estimation of calories. Ultimately, my goal is to lose weight as quickly as possible then switch over to a sustainable diet. I chose 2 lbs/week which is what I understand is the healthy limit. Anymore more is unhealthy.
  19. Breakfast: Espresso or Coffee Lunch: Light Meal, Skip, Tea, or Snack Dinner: Heavy Meal Light if light meal during lunch Snack if heavy meal during lunch
  20. Some additional thoughts on the Calorie Deficit conversation we had the other day. Since Kuhla was surprised that I had a 1000 calorie/day dietary budget as a "GOAL". Reference weight as of 8/6: 170lbs Current weight as of 10/4: 164 lbs. Goal weight is 145 lbs TDDE Estimates (Basal Metabolic Rate i.e. BMR) Current weight: 1658 cal/day Goal weight: 1572 cal/day That means for a week my BMR is: 11606 calories (1658*7) . In order to lose 2 lbs a week, I need to cut 7200 calories / week. That means my food intake week needs to start at 11606 - 7200 = 4406 / 7 or 630 calories / day of food. Of course that amount food is extremely, low so I can start adding on exercise / movement to determine what my actual food budget is. Sedentary Life style: 332 calories /day. New daily calorie budget: 962 cal/day Add in some light to moderate exercise: 250 calories/day (average) New daily calorie budget: 1212 cal/day I expect myself to go over the budget but its my personal stretch goal but I don't expect myself to actually meet it regularly due to my desire to snack. So I try to portion my meals to match "GOAL" but allow the snacks/sweets to be made up via exercise. If I can mentally hold off the need to snack/dessert it would be the equivalent of extra exercise in my mind. Trying to hit 145 lbs is extremely tough in my weight range. Since I like eating large meals, I have to limit myself to literally 1 meal a day and snacking the whole day to keep within calorie limits which is basically intermittent fasting. A single In N Out combo would destroy my diet and I'm usually still hungry after eating that. Double Double: 670 calories Fries: 370 Pink Lemonade (22 oz): 300 calories (lots of ice + 1.5 refills) Total: 1340 calories. Back in 2016 I optimized an In Out Meal diet: Double Hamburger Protein Style: 340 Cal Fries: 370 Cal Water: 0 Total: 710 calories This would allow me to continue to snack throughout the day (300 calories) and maintain a sedentary lifestyle or enter a cutting phase. That's about 1/3rd of a can of a party size Pringles or a single set of little Debbie Nutty Bars or the like. In order to keep my hunger at bay, I would drink green tea, chew on gum or snack on low calorie protein such as cheese crisps, meat sticks, toasted seaweed, etc. I was able to lose 20 lbs in 2.5 months in 2020 using this method without adjusting my sedentary life (working 12+ hour days in front of a PC). Unfortunately, I'm at 2 months this time around and I've only lost 6 lbs so I'm a bit upset that I haven't been able to get my diet lower despite significantly increased exercise. So I need to cut more.
  21. Wow the 3080 series idle power consumption is quite interesting with multi-monitor setups. Full load power is like 325-400 Watts Idle consumption with 1 display is ~ 40 watts Idle consumption with 3 display is ~ 40 watts (Primary @ 120 hz, 1 secondary @ 60/75 Hz) Idle consumption with 3 display is ~ 80 watts (Primary @ 120 hz, 1 secondary at 120 Hz) Idle consumption with 3 display is ~ 100 watts (Primary @ 120 hz, 1 secondary at 144 Hz / 165 Basically the GPU with higher refresh rate second displays cannot ramp down to 210 core / 100 MHz RAM clock but stays at an elevated level you see below.
  22. Any thoughts on a good body fat scale? Or should I try to measure it myself through a tape or caliper method? Saw a WYZE one here but I don't mind spending a little more. https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Composition-Wireless-Percentage-Smartphone/dp/B086CYBVH9 Here's a cheap model for $20 https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-FITINDEX-Wireless-Bathroom-Composition/dp/B078HW8BPY
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