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by Winnow
September 18, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

My only takeaway from this thread is that two of you don't have 4K TVs yet. It's the 2020's! Get with it! Just about every (good) show is in 2160p now. While I don't have cable, all the shows and movies I download are mostly 2160p (3840×2160). Yes, it does make a difference in quality. Just some fri...
by Winnow
September 18, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

oops double post! You used to be able to delete a post in the past!
by Winnow
September 18, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

Man, you people really should get 4K displays. That's nuts. I've had a 55" 4K TV sitting about 4 feet from me for a few years now and it's been glorious. You can make excuses all day long, but the PS5 is fugly and huge. If it was fugy and huge because it was more powerful than the Xbox X, I'd unders...
by Winnow
September 16, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

The PS5 is 0.0105 cubic meters (0.371 cu. ft.)and the Xbox is 0.0069 cubic meters (0.243 cu. ft.), so the PS5 takes up significantly more volume of space. The PlayStation 5 is 390mm x 104mm x 260mm. That is...big, especially when you compare it to the Xbox Series X, which is 301mm x 151mm x 151mm. ...
by Winnow
September 14, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 35
Views: 540

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Not sure the typical out of work rioting protestor would care...on second thought, you're right, it's the self entitled era.
by Winnow
September 11, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 35
Views: 540

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

So.. After many generations of console launches with no "budget solution" now all of the sudden PlayStation needs to offer one just because Microsoft does? Sure. Good job moving the goalposts to suit you! In this case "budget" describes it. Don't buy the S, people! I am pretty sure the Series X off...
by Winnow
September 10, 2020, 1:20 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 35
Views: 540

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Nice to see the Gen 4 NVMe in both but yeah, Xbox-X is the better buy if just considering the consoles alone. But you still need to buy Game Pass or the individual games. I just mentioned as a budget solution for those out of work etc, 25/month for a console along with all you can eat Day One releas...
by Winnow
September 9, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 35
Views: 540

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

That does make me wonder why there aren't any 'alternative' cases out there for consoles where people can take the guts out of their console and put it in another shell. But I imagine that would be a fairly niche market. There are custom cases but it's more of a niche hobby thing as you suggested. ...
by Winnow
September 8, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 35
Views: 540

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

The intro video for the S-Series in case haven't seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=83&v=KHLfCFMKxPg&feature=emb_logo I like the look. I like simple rectangle designs so this fits well in that theme. I'm surprised they had the willpower not to place an X on the circle grating. $300 pr...
by Winnow
September 6, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: PC Upgrade: 2009 Edition
Replies: 151
Views: 27541

Re: PC Upgrade: 2009 Edition

The new 30xx cards support PCIe Gen 4, I've got it on my x570 motherboard for my AMD chip. No Intel boards have it. That's another hit to add to the NVMe 4th Gen speed boosts not available on Intel boards. We'll have to wait and check the benchmarks to see if it boosts the framerates etc. It may onl...
by Winnow
September 4, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: PC Upgrade: 2009 Edition
Replies: 151
Views: 27541

Re: PC Upgrade: 2009 Edition

Nice that Nvidia actually gives decent performance for the price this go around. Thanks AMD! My current card (1070 Ti) is doing well for now but I'd probably be in for a 3080 next time. Assuming the extra $200 over the 3070 was worth it. I'd have to check benchmarks on that. I watched the press con...
by Winnow
August 31, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: 2405FPW Pictures (Image Intensive)
Replies: 10
Views: 5870

Re: 2405FPW Pictures (Image Intensive)

Now the USR Robotics Dual Standard modem I purchased back in 1992 for ~$920 we won't talk about. (There was no need for v.32bis.. HST 14.4 was better all around and what most BBS's went to and was much cheaper!) nostalgia! I going slightly off topic! That's speedy! My first modem was a Commodore v....
by Winnow
August 26, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

Hadn't seen a picture of the PS5 and awhile and ran across an article about it. Man that thing is ugly! An entire industry will rise up creating furniture and coverings to hide that thing from view. If this was the look of the new X-Box, I would freely admit to how fucking ugly it is. It's out of th...
by Winnow
August 21, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board Upgrades
Replies: 86
Views: 46287

Re: Board Upgrades

lame! I'm in Litecoin now not Bitcoin but it's doing well!

Shame about these threads vanishing though. I had what seemed like endless pot of money I kept spending during Bitcoins rise from my buy at $264 to $20,000.
by Winnow
August 20, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Chinese Game Black Myth: Wukong
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Chinese Game Black Myth: Wukong

The Chinese games I've played have typically been knock offs of games from other countries. Over the years they've gotten better but I haven't seen anything this good out of China: Black Myth: Wukong Gameplay From Indie Dev Is Blowing People Away Pretty impressive, particularly when Wukong gets to t...
by Winnow
August 20, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board Upgrades
Replies: 86
Views: 46287

Re: Board Upgrades

It looks like it also ate your VR thread. Oh darn. Were you going to mention that Facebook accounts will be required starting with the next Oculus hardware and for those of use using Oculus accounts on current HW will be shut down on Jan 1, 2023? I've got 2 years to switch to a new VR brand! There ...
by Winnow
August 12, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: The Official Anti-Michigan Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1322202

Re: The Official Anti-Michigan Thread

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/12/us/university-michigan-dr-robert-anderson-allegations-sex-abuse/index.html (CNN)A two-time Super Bowl champion and a former world-class wrestler came forward on Wednesday alleging that they were sexually abused by a University of Michigan team physician under the guise...
by Winnow
August 11, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x
Replies: 18
Views: 1616

Re: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x

If you're not running workstation apps like Blender, the Adobe suite, etc.. Then you probably don't need that sort of performance. (This post is certified 100% useful) Fake news! There are other uses than Workstations. I run emulators and in those emulators I can dedicate however many cores I want....
by Winnow
August 10, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Culinary Delights
Topic: Soylent 1.1
Replies: 86
Views: 33597

Re: Soylent 1.1

5+ years later, I'm still consuming soylent for breakfast and lunch! They recently updated their formula and flavors again. I tend to stick to the original flavor though.

Outstanding digestive track record over those years!
by Winnow
August 10, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x
Replies: 18
Views: 1616

Re: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x

8 months later, checking in. This has been the most stable, pain free build I've ever made. I don't know if I need 16 cores but man my PC runs smooth, zero crashes, hiccups, etc. I'm sure the supporting components help with that, but I'm highly impressed with my first multi core AMD CPU.
by Winnow
July 24, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VeeshanVault name change
Replies: 0
Views: 40

VeeshanVault name change

In this cancel culture, at some point we'll all have to kneel as VV's Flamevault statue is torn down, replaced by a rainbow colored unicorn. VeeshanVault sounds like we're hiding seekrits which is no no #1,354,323 in this new cancel culture. We need to be prepared for some new names before VV is rai...
by Winnow
July 24, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 35
Views: 540

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

As has beeb said in the past, competition is good. I'm glad Sony is still around.

If things crater as bad it is looks like they will over the next few years, hopefully Microsoft buys up their assets.

$10-15/month for all games including day one releases > $70/game
by Winnow
July 22, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 35
Views: 540

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Microsoft just had a stellar three months thanks to Azure, Surface, and Xbox The pandemic is having almost zero negative effects on Microsoft's financial performance The company says it earned $38.0 billion in revenue this past quarter, up 13 percent from a year ago. Of that amount, $11.2 billion w...
by Winnow
July 20, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Everquest General Discussion
Topic: Lick Lick Money Money
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Lick Lick Money Money

Mixed feelings on ASMR. The majority of youtubers, twitch etc people do it because it takes zero talent or is sexualized. On the flip side, there is a very small subset (not ear lickers) of ASMR that's actually nice to listen to. Not surprisingly, it's guys, actually trying to make interesting sound...
by Winnow
July 20, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wow this place is still around?
Replies: 44
Views: 7556

Re: Wow this place is still around?

Aslanna wrote:
July 17, 2020, 5:31 pm
Huh.. I looked at that screenshot again.. I never knew Gaklek was in OG. But, that was nearly 20 years ago so it's hard to remember stuff like that.

Pretty sure it was fishcakes.
That's Gak, he was in OG. Kwon (fishcakes singer) helped on this quest as well I think.
by Winnow
July 4, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board Upgrades
Replies: 86
Views: 46287

Re: Board Upgrades

We've lost about 1 year of random post of our 18 year history on VV! I remember a time when avatars were on the left! Those were the days of high adventure!
by Winnow
June 24, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Everquest General Discussion
Topic: Minneapolis FanFaire 2001?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Minneapolis FanFaire 2001?

This was the picture link for FanFaire 2003:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3243

Unfortunately all the image links are broken. I think they're all still on the VV server though! Maybe Py can fix them!
by Winnow
June 24, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Everquest General Discussion
Topic: Minneapolis FanFaire 2001?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Minneapolis FanFaire 2001?

Don't know about Minneapolis but I had a blast at the Las Vegas FanFaire in...2003 I think! I had one too many Warp Core Breach Dry Ice drinks, but the Star Trek Experience Bar really made for a great time as an after party place. The Speeches etc were pretty boring at the actual FanFaire but the pa...
by Winnow
June 18, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: PC Upgrade: 2009 Edition
Replies: 151
Views: 27541

Re: PC Upgrade: 2009 Edition

Aslanna wrote:
June 18, 2020, 3:00 pm
Winnow wrote:
March 4, 2020, 11:27 am
Will have to see how the 2070 performs at 4K with Cyberpunk 2077 in September November.
Fixed that for you.
Works great with The Witcher!
by Winnow
June 16, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

The Witcher is the only game I'm looking forward to and that's on PC. Whatever that means. Witcher has been out for years. Good job. In your haste to dunk on the PS5 you don't even know what games are coming out. I can only assume you meant Cyberpunk 2077. I was blinded by the ugliness of the PS5! ...
by Winnow
June 14, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

I like it but I would have been getting it regardless of what it looked like. I'll be getting it day one. Or trying to, anyway. You can't be serious. How could anyone like the look of that thing? I understand still buying it because of being locked into the playstation ecosystem but no way you look...
by Winnow
June 12, 2020, 1:35 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

Wow that's the ugliest console yet!

https://kotaku.com/the-ps5-does-not-loo ... 1844002748

Size comparison:

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/new ... x-and-ps4/

That thing is huge.
by Winnow
June 3, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Presidential Candidates 2016
Replies: 195
Views: 50347

Re: Presidential Candidates 2016

Posing for picture at the church by Trump was monumentally stupid. As for the current civil strife, NO ONE would have been able to stop this. It's not political. It's been building a long time and the perfect storm of COVID/Recession along with the most obvious police abuse on tape, was the final tr...
by Winnow
May 16, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)

Game looks ok but I have never seen so much grass and plants waving around in any game. I'm actually being serious. They must have had a directive to have as many things in motion on the screen as possible. Look at any scene in that 15 minute clip, the grass, flowers and trees are blowing around as ...
by Winnow
May 15, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Newsleecher tutorial
Replies: 85
Views: 68066

Re: Newsleecher tutorial

Currently I use usenet as a last resort to find things. It's sometimes ok for things like audibooks etc.

Of course, reading my comments back on this thread and giganews threads confirms it used to be the best thing ever for many years!
by Winnow
May 12, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Newsleecher tutorial
Replies: 85
Views: 68066

Re: Newsleecher tutorial

I finally got around to cancelling my Newsleecher subscription. I haven't used it in literally a year and was paying $4 a month for nothing. Usenet just for the most part is a trash dump. Nearly real-time DMCA removals along with the large number of spam and obfuscated articles, not to mention pass...
by Winnow
April 26, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Everquest General Discussion
Topic: Ahh my hombres
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Ahh my hombres

welcome back Kilmoll,

/consent kilmoll

can you drag my corpse to the raid?

thx!
by Winnow
April 7, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

Sony announced their PS5 controller. Visually it looks nice. More rounded like an Xbox Controller and also colored more like an XBox controller. Joysticks still in same place though. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/4/7/21212722/sony-dualsense-controller-playstation-5-ps5-announcement-ha...
by Winnow
April 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

Microsoft doesn't have to win. Sony could redesign their controller to be in tune with the 21st century and figure out that cross platform is important to people and that they could make money selling their games on PC as well...maybe then I'd overlook the flutes. I've kind of disliked Sony ever sin...
by Winnow
April 5, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

PlayStation 5 Is Reportedly in Serious Trouble The report begins by noting the collective feeling in the developer community is that Sony has dropped the ball, partially because it underestimated Microsoft and the Xbox Series X. And this is why -- by certain measurements -- the PS5's specs are cons...
by Winnow
April 1, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I scored a 24 mega roll pack of toilet paper on Amazon Prime today that delivers April 8th. It's sold out again.

I even paid less than what my AMD 3950X CPU cost me!
by Winnow
March 27, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Presidential Candidates 2016
Replies: 195
Views: 50347

Re: Presidential Candidates 2016

Joe Rogan is an expert on nothing but he has a good point. Joe Biden can barely speak and he's the Dem candidate. Biden seriously looks like he's in the first stages of dimentia. Would be scary as hell with him as president.

Joe Rogan on Joe Biden
by Winnow
March 27, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Went to grocery store this morning. I scored a box of tissue paper. The only paper product on the shelves. They took away the hand baskets so I had to carry everything I bought. Things looked pretty grim in the store. Some lady was coughing on one of the self check outs so I waited for a different o...
by Winnow
March 27, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Presidential Candidates 2016
Replies: 195
Views: 50347

Re: Presidential Candidates 2016

I'm more of a democrat hater right now than Trump supporter. I'm not sure what news sources you use, but their actions have been overall disgusting the past year+.

Politics in general sickens me.
by Winnow
March 24, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Presidential Candidates 2016
Replies: 195
Views: 50347

Re: Presidential Candidates 2016

President Trump’s job approval rating has jumped by 5 points in the latest Gallup survey, matching the high point of his presidency, as a majority of voters say they have a positive view of how the president has handled the coronavirus pandemic. The new poll finds Trump’s job approval rating at 49 ...
by Winnow
March 22, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Star Wars IX: Rise of Skywalker (spoiler free)
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Star Wars IX: Rise of Skywalker (spoiler free)

It's a shit movie. I-III sucked as well but this movie was complete crap. Poe!!!!!, Finn!!!!, Rey!!! Every fucking scene someones screaming a name. Disjointed. Zero character development. Shots of the back of Carrie Fishers head and her hands did not help. No drama, just "Luke I am your father!" Tha...
by Winnow
March 22, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x
Replies: 18
Views: 1616

Re: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x

Aslanna wrote:
March 14, 2020, 5:50 pm
Winnow wrote: If you want to make your comments useful

Oh the irony.
I've done alright in that department. Going back and reading previous upgrade threads over the past 10+ years will demonstrate that.
by Winnow
March 22, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I went to the grocery store yesterday. It wasn't too bad other than no paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc) and a lot of the cleaning products were gone. I went back today and it was 10x more crazy. It was like people preparing for a hurricane or something. Friday I went to the grocery ...