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  1. 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.
  2. 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.....
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. "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.
  6. 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.
  7. kuhla

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    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. 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/
  11. Ah. Ok. So it literally just launched. I must have seen the old page.
  12. https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/whatsapp-2-billion-users-facebook-encryption-1203502120/ I don't think the attack on encryption will stop anytime soon.
  13. Looks kinda cool. *checks official website* Oh it's on Steam. Ooof. It's early access with no clear release date. https://store.steampowered.com/app/424370/Wolcen_Lords_of_Mayhem/ As usual the cinematic is a lot more intense than the actual gameplay. I'm getting more than a little Destiny clone vibes coming from that. Not a bad thing to copy but still.
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    Grand Budapest Hotel is one of my favorite movies and this..... ....looks so similar it might be a spiritual successor... ....but I have never really been a fan of Bill Murray.... ....and there are so many of the same actors this might be kind same-y.... ....AND JESUS CHRIST THAT CAST IS STACKED FULL.... ....I think I will see this.
  15. Krewella often sneaks their way into my playlists.
  16. A couple of interesting looking games aesthetically but I would like more raw gameplay.
  17. .....and after 3 episodes in. Nothing has changed. I'm guessing the rest of the season will feel like this. I'm disappointed.
  18. imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286456/ I was finally in the mood for this. I just was not crazy about this movie even though it was not bad. It's basically all downers back to back and I would not recommend it to most people because it has some parts where they are trying to be sort of emotionally disturbing. I don't have a lot to say about this movie but I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.
  19. imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7653254/ I feel this is just objectively good in every way I can think of but I would caution that you probably have to be in the right mood for this movie. This is basically a movie about a slow motion emotional train wreck as two people grow farther and farther apart. If you are up for watching something like that then I have an easy time recommending it.
  20. https://www.xda-developers.com/google-pixel-4a-sunfish-qualcomm-snapdragon-730/?utm_content=buffer97611&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer possible new info about pixel 4a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (octa-core) No 5G support 5.7-5.8-inch single hole-punch display 3.5mm headphone jack USB Type-C port rear fingerprint scanner single rear camera looking good so far I'm curious if they are going to do 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM or something wierd like 5GB RAM
  21. No regrets for this time but.... ....for next time, now that we are more familiar with the routine and area there, if we are willing take a little more risks and do a little driving each day, maybe pack a lunch to-go, take some extra clothes to change mid-day in the car we can do an AirBNB like this (see image below). $100 a night for 3 nights is $300 + $195 fees = $495. Divided by 3 people that is $165 per person total. If we add 1-2 more people (it can fit "up to" 8 ) the price drops even lower. Much cheaper accommodations. Save a couple HUNDRED dollars per person. Cuts the total trip cost down. Probably not as nice inside but saving money is big plus.
  22. Mostly agreed. I don't want to just type the exact same stuff. The more I think about it, I feel I had a great time overall. I'll just add a few other notes: I actually feel the length of the vacation was pretty ideal. I like the idea of days packed full of physical activity however at the end of day 2 on the snow I was starting to feel pretty used up. I could have pushed through a day 3 on the snow but it would have been a real push. Travel day + 2or3 active days + travel day seems about right. I may buy a multi-sport helmet despite the warnings I saw online to only buy sport specific helmets. I'm glad I had the rental one for this trip and want to make it a standard piece of equipment each time I'm on the snow. Example: REI literally lists this same helmet in multiple sport sections and it is not that expensive for a helmet. The pants, jacket, neck gaiter and long johns I brought did fine but I need new or different gloves. Mine, with their inside lining that kept moving, were a big pain the ass every time I took them off. Luckily those are cheap if I am going to buy new ones. I have only ever been to Snow Summit and Mammoth (which was a far better experience) but I am willing to try other snow locations that may be closer or cheaper: https://www.skicentral.com/california.html
  23. Since we were talking about this the other day.
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