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by Winnow
July 27, 2022, 11:10 pm
Forum: Audiophilia
Topic: Acapella
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Acapella

no instruments required!





by Winnow
July 23, 2022, 3:21 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x
Replies: 40
Views: 4184

Re: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x

Full on meltdown of GPU prices right now. Nvidia FTW 3080 Ti is -23% retail prime at $1089 So hard to predict the market. So latest is the Nvidia ordered their 40 series wafers before the cryptowinter (crypto crash) happened. So they are now stuck with an over load of wafers for their upcoming 40 se...
by Winnow
May 19, 2022, 5:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?
Replies: 102
Views: 6325

Re: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?

Man, it's crazy how scared liberals are of free speech. Just a reminder, free speech doesn't = only things you agree with. Cancel culture woke people have become a scary group, just as bad as the far right in trying to protect their views while suppressing other opinions. The tables have turned and ...
by Winnow
May 19, 2022, 1:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?
Replies: 102
Views: 6325

Re: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?

"Freedom of speech" doesn't apply to privately owned companies that have their set of rules for the platforms they run. Don't want to get banned? Then don't violate their terms of use. Don't agree with the terms? Then don't use the platform. How is that complicated? It's 50/50 if Musk Twi...
by Winnow
May 19, 2022, 2:23 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?
Replies: 102
Views: 6325

Re: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?

With so many legitimate reasons to despise liberals, it’s really not necessary to spread the lie that they’re all fat, lazy and on welfare (not that there’s anything inherently wrong with any of those things). Some liberals are hard workers. Hard at work destroying this country. I'm good with a lot...
by Winnow
May 17, 2022, 12:22 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?
Replies: 102
Views: 6325

Re: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?

Even in places like Texas I'm willing to bet liberal people in the cities outnumber conservatives in the state, and the laws should reflect that. Yes, liberal people in the city = "fat lazy fucks on welfare" outnumber conservatives. No thanks to their voice reflecting their numbers. Take ...
by Winnow
May 15, 2022, 6:26 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x
Replies: 40
Views: 4184

Re: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x

We'll see if the lower prices last. If China invades Taiwan, no one will be getting new video cards! Crypto isn't doing well right now so it doesn't pay for miners to be buying mass amounts of GPUs. No plans to upgrade my 3080ti even if the new cards are substantially better. There would have to be ...
by Winnow
May 12, 2022, 6:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?
Replies: 102
Views: 6325

Re: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?

That's fairly crass. Were you going for edgy humor or something? If so you missed your mark. The 'procedure' you speak of isn't the safest and comes with its share of risks. It was not to be taken seriously. Basically saying you'd still be able to drive to another county/state like they did in the ...
by Winnow
May 8, 2022, 7:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?
Replies: 102
Views: 6325

Re: Where'd all the McCain/Palin supporters go?

I don't care if you're left right or middle, it's insane to overturn Roe v Wade. I fucking hate most liberals but a woman's right to choose up until that thing pops out of her body should be completely up to the woman. I don't care if there's a heartbeat, or if it has eyes or anything else. Even if ...
by Winnow
May 2, 2022, 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TV buying and High Definition...
Replies: 32
Views: 2580

Re: TV buying and High Definition...

With the news of Bruce Willis retiring I have been rewatching Moonlighting... I was a bit too young in the 80s to appreciate it. I don't think it was really the "soft filters" that helped her. The original Star Trek series is well known for having those "glamour filters" Gene Ro...
by Winnow
May 2, 2022, 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wow this site hasn't died yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 8304

Re: Wow this site hasn't died yet?

The forum is a ghost town now but it would have been a safe haven from this woke/cancel culture society we live in now.
by Winnow
April 9, 2022, 5:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine live updates: Russia has lost 15-20% of combat power, US says Russia hopes to recruit upwards of 60,000 new troops, according to the U.S. They've already lost around 20K troops. Those 60K will eventually die if they head into Ukraine. Russia's army is incompetent. They know how to de...
by Winnow
April 9, 2022, 5:33 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077 PC/Xbox/PS
Replies: 51
Views: 3247

Re: Cyberpunk 2077 PC/Xbox/PS

If I had never played Grand Theft Auto V, I may have enjoyed Cyberpunk more, but Rockstar just does it better. In GTA V the city feels more alive, the driving is smoother and I just didn’t care about the characters or the overall story in Cyberpunk. Keanu Reeves being in the game was purely a gimmi...
by Winnow
April 9, 2022, 5:31 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Elden Ring
Replies: 19
Views: 362

Re: Elden Ring

Yesterday, YouTuber and speedrunner MitChriz beat Elden Ring in just 12 minutes and 32 seconds, setting what appears to be a new record in the “any% unrestricted” speedrunning category for the game.
You people are poky!
by Winnow
April 3, 2022, 8:44 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Ukraine

The Good Ukraine withstanding the inept Russian attack, forcing Putin to withdraw from Kyiv and western Ukraine The pilots that flew the two helicopters into Russia and blew up some oil storage tanks. Russia hilariously complained about it. You invade a country, level their cities, kill countless ci...
by Winnow
March 27, 2022, 6:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Ukraine

I have roots going back to the Ukraine area and I wanted to travel there someday. I can't find the Ellis Island papers but the 1940 US Census lists Russia as place of birth but from my (limited) research they were in the Kiev (sp!) vicinity. But it's really been hard to find information as his Amer...
by Winnow
March 27, 2022, 9:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Ukraine

I can't see Russia not leveling Kyiv eventually but they are taking way more damage than anticipated. Freaking amazing that Ukraine held on and saved Kyiv. It wasn't just me that was fooled thinking Russia had at least the basic competence to use their huge number/equipment advantage to steamroll r...
by Winnow
March 11, 2022, 5:10 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x
Replies: 40
Views: 4184

Re: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x

I was considering maybe selling it but I finally got around to opening the box. Considering the price I was a bit disappointed there wasn't at least 1 DP cable included. A beefier card than I was expecting but rather barebones as far as packaging goes. I suppose I was spoiled by previous graphics c...
by Winnow
March 2, 2022, 3:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Ukraine

Man, that 40 mile long Russian convoy heading to Kyiv would be taken out by US air power so easily. It must frustrate US military intelligence that they can't do anything about it. I hope they can at least get some intelligence and rocket launchers in the hands of Ukraine soldiers. Russia is so far...
by Winnow
March 1, 2022, 9:08 pm
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x
Replies: 40
Views: 4184

Re: Non Forced 2019 Upgrade Edition AMD 3950x

It only took 6 months but I was finally allowed the "privilege" of spending $1500 on a video card. I also went with the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming. I have a 850 Watt power supply so should be good to just install it. I am mostly more concerned about the extra heat generati...
by Winnow
February 28, 2022, 11:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Ukraine

Ukrainian resistance to the Russian invasion has shown strength that has surprised many observers, but one international expert pointed out how historical precedent bodes poorly for Moscow should its forces be unable to subdue Ukraine quickly under current Russian troop levels. “The Russian army is...
by Winnow
February 27, 2022, 12:14 am
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Elden Ring
Replies: 19
Views: 362

Re: Elden Ring

Played about 30 minutes and quit. I hate dark souls type games. Feels more like work than fun for me at least.
by Winnow
February 27, 2022, 12:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Ukraine

Putin screwed up big time with this one. It looks like the troops he sent to Ukraine are pretty apathetic and their equipment isn't the best. Even with Russia's overwhelming advantage in military force, they are bogged down taking Kyiv. I would guess they'll eventually take the capital but then will...
by Winnow
February 24, 2022, 5:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Ukraine

First post! Just in case it's the start of WWIII!
by Winnow
February 24, 2022, 10:02 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

You still can't admit you were wrong. Why is it so difficult to do on the internet where for the most part you are anonymous and nobody gives a shit? SAD. What was I wrong about? Sony should not expect anything after another company spends 68 billion to buy a company. I didn't say if it would or wo...
by Winnow
February 15, 2022, 3:22 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

You still can't admit you were wrong. Why is it so difficult to do on the internet where for the most part you are anonymous and nobody gives a shit? SAD. What was I wrong about? Sony should not expect anything after another company spends 68 billion to buy a company. I didn't say if it would or wo...
by Winnow
February 15, 2022, 12:01 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Sony expects Call of Duty to remain multi-platform after Microsoft spent 68 Billion to buy Activision/Blizzard. That's so cute! Again, not sure why you are stuck on Bethesda. You could just admit you were wrong in this instance and move on. Call of Duty will be renamed Call of Booty. Different name...
by Winnow
February 14, 2022, 10:56 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Horizon Forbidden West (PS5/PS4)
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Horizon Forbidden West (PS5/PS4)

Sure would be nice if Sony offered their games on PC as well like Microsoft does! The game has too many black people (they're trying too hard just like most TV shows these days and are overcompensating) Someone let me know if there's a lesbian/gay couple in it! One white girl and cast of non whites....
by Winnow
February 14, 2022, 5:07 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

That's all fine and dandy but we were talking about Activision/Blizzard and Call of Duty. Right, whatever new franchise Activision/Blizzard comes up with next will probably be exclusive. It's too much of a PR hit to make previous franchise games exclusive. Starfield will be a big test. That's a hug...
by Winnow
February 14, 2022, 5:05 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

double post
by Winnow
February 14, 2022, 1:09 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Whatever makes Microsoft money is that they'll do. I'd think it would be more about new IPs/Games that would be exclusive to Microsoft than existing franchises. Starfield for example from Bethesda is at least initially an PC/Xbox exclusive with no support for PS5 announced.
by Winnow
February 14, 2022, 11:40 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Mandalorian/Book of Boba Fett
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Mandalorian/Book of Boba Fett

Mandalorian was ok. Started slow built I didn't really mind. I'll watch Season 2 whenever that starts. I don't have much interest in BF though. Most of the chatter I heard about it was it was on the boring side. Boba Fett is only partially about Boba Fett. 1st part of the season is about him but th...
by Winnow
February 8, 2022, 10:53 am
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Mandalorian/Book of Boba Fett
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Mandalorian/Book of Boba Fett

This series is by far the best product of the Star Wars Universe in the past 40 years. (since the original trilogy). Worth watching.
by Winnow
January 31, 2022, 9:01 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Have you sought out any therapy for your insecurities? You really should because you act like a 13 year old who is beholden to their plastic box. Also do you think $3.6 billion deals are made in 2 weeks? There's no way this was a "response" to the Activision purchase. This was in the work...
by Winnow
January 31, 2022, 3:30 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Sony has responded to Microsoft’s record-shattering deal to buy Activision Blizzard with acquisition news of its own, announcing today it plans to buy Destiny 2-maker Bungie for $3.6 billion.
OMG! Sony spending 3.6 Billion is like Microsoft spending a gajillion dollars! Sony is out of control!
by Winnow
January 25, 2022, 9:44 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Activision plans to release at least the next three Call of Duty games on both Sony and Microsoft consoles, Bloomberg reports. The new report should be a sigh of relief to fans who were worried Microsoft would immediately make new Call of Duty games Xbox exclusive if its blockbuster acquisition of ...
by Winnow
January 25, 2022, 8:11 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Sony plays the same game as Microsoft with exclusives and buying companies to add to their exclusives Bullshit. What large PUBLISHERS of multi-platform games has Sony bought and made exclusive to their platform? ZERO! You conveniently omitted they just don't have the bank Microsoft does Sony didn't...
by Winnow
January 21, 2022, 1:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Capitalism
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Capitalism

By not paying their workers a living wage, offering shitty health insurance and little to no benefits, billionaires create poverty. It’s the workers who create the wealth, and they absolutely deserve the fruits of their labor. If it were only that simple. Spreading the wealth to all of the workers ...
by Winnow
January 21, 2022, 1:08 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

You can still buy games for 60.00 if for some reason you wanted to. Some games have left Game Pass but that's not the norm and they don't leave after a month. You'd have to pay $9.99 instead of FREE. Anyone complaining about not being able to finish bucketloads of AAA titles for FREE in a month is a...
by Winnow
January 20, 2022, 1:20 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Good for MS. Bad for the gaming industry as a whole. You can debate that if you want, because of course you will, but it won't change my opinion. I'll debate it. It's good for gamers. Microsoft has a very reasonably priced Game Pass that has same day availability of AAA titles that's available on b...
by Winnow
January 20, 2022, 11:24 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official Xbox Series X thread
Replies: 97
Views: 3827

Re: The Official Xbox Series X thread

Sony expects Call of Duty to remain multi-platform after Microsoft spent 68 Billion to buy Activision/Blizzard. That's so cute! Thankfully Microsoft makes GamePass affordable and well worth it. As always, playable on the best platform of them all, the PC. Activision/Blizzard, CoD, Overwatch, Diablo ...
by Winnow
January 19, 2022, 10:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Capitalism
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Capitalism

Since I have compassion for others, my personal happiness is irrelevant. Well I hope I have you to change my bedpan in my nursing home down the road. The character of a person isn't tied to wealth and neither is happiness. Being poor doesn't mean you are entitled to anything just because someone el...
by Winnow
January 19, 2022, 7:57 pm
Forum: Movies/DVD/TV
Topic: Marvel Movie Crossovers
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Marvel Movie Crossovers

The Ultimates (Ultimate Universe version of the Avengers) would make a more interesting movie IMO. I'd like to see a Runaways movie directed by Joss Whedon or the next X-Men movie directed by Joss Whedon. If neither of those two work out, I'd like to see a movie about Joss Whedon, directed by Joss ...
by Winnow
January 19, 2022, 7:33 pm
Forum: Video Game General Discussion
Topic: Horizon Forbidden West (PS5/PS4)
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Horizon Forbidden West (PS5/PS4)

Careful surfing the net, the story or game was leaked a few days ago.
by Winnow
January 19, 2022, 12:12 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Capitalism
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Capitalism

Under capitalism, a handful of billionaires are allowed to exist while millions of people live in poverty. It’s criminal. What do you care about wealth? Aren't you happy wearing rags meditating on top of a rock? Why so concerned about it? If the system collapses, you'll still be in rags and will st...
by Winnow
January 18, 2022, 11:05 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 59
Views: 3355

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

The PSVR2 looks promising although the comparisons are to old tech that's been around for quite awhile now. True. But you can only compare things that have been released or announced. Also true, but eye tracking, higher res, etc is in the works with the major players. I'm not knocking PSVR2, it's a...
by Winnow
January 13, 2022, 12:16 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: The Official PS5 thread!
Replies: 59
Views: 3355

Re: The Official PS5 thread!

The PSVR2 looks promising although the comparisons are to old tech that's been around for quite awhile now. Unfortunately I use VR for viewing TV shows and movies quite a bit and like wireless so it won't be of any use to me. Being corded is a major pain in the ass when it comes to VR. At least the ...
by Winnow
January 13, 2022, 11:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Aslanna wrote: January 7, 2022, 12:37 am On which page does he discuss us inventing the food chain?

(Another thread that got nuked...)
pg 36, 154 and 239
by Winnow
January 6, 2022, 12:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind By: Yuval Noah Harari Narrated by: Derek Perkins Series: Sapiens Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins Unabridged Audiobook Categories: Politics & Social Sciences, Anthropology From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolut...
by Winnow
January 6, 2022, 10:25 am
Forum: Computers/Technology
Topic: 49.95/month for 15Mbps/2Mbps
Replies: 152
Views: 68464

Re: 49.95/month for 15Mbps/2Mbps

Yeah it's not that I don't see the difference/don't think 4k is worth the investment - I just don't have money for a new TV. It's definitely on my list of things to do when I can, but for now I'm happy with the increase in visuals with the PS5 even without a proper 4K TV. Yeah I wouldn't call it a ...