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We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner last night. It was a little unusual for us, as we usually host the event here at the BlueTower in what I'd describe as a pretty large event, ranging from a dozen to nearly two dozen attendees. MrsBlue's recent hand injury was going to be a tough obstacle to overcome in preparing and cooking for the occasion, however, so we begged off and passed the hosting duties to my step-father. It was a smaller affair with only six of us, which made for a quieter and more intimate dinner, and the food was fantastic. There was also a revelation to be had. For the previous 16 years of hosting this, we were working with the belief that there was a balance between cooking and cleaning versus travelling, even thinking we were maybe getting the better end of the deal. This shattered that illusion. There really isn't even a case for the idea that hosting Thanksgiving is as easy as attending. That would be like saying being carried up a mountain is as much effort as carrying someone else up a mountain. That said, we fully plan on resuming hosting duties next year.

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Science: Elon Musk wins bet, finishing massive battery installation in 100 days. Thanks RedEye9.
Why do left-handers excel at certain elite sports but not others? Thanks Slashdot.
Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits.
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2017, 14:49 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 13:51:
I keep waiting for my 24 inch 1920x1200 monitor to die so I can make the excuse for something like this.
Yeah, I've had two 1900x1200 monitors in use for a number of years now and while I occasionally consider upgrading to a single 40 incher or something, I haven't been able to pull the trigger.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2017, 13:51 jdreyer
 
Hoop wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 23:51:
PHJF wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 22:35:
Scored a 27" Dell IPS screen for $80. Finally getting rid of my old faithful 22" Samsung LCD...

I had a 22 inch Samsung widescreen for 10 years, loved it.
Went to a 27 inch lg IPS 5 months ago & gaming on it is fantastic.
I initially used the supplied driver & UI utility but have found it is less hassle & looks better if you just let Windows 10 find it correctly.

I keep waiting for my 24 inch 1920x1200 monitor to die so I can make the excuse for something like this.
 
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Stay a while, and listen.
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2017, 10:37 RedEye9
 
EVGA is having a sale on psu's, 40-54% off.
https://www.evga.com/BF2017/
Get a gold 1000 watt w/5year warranty for $100 or one with their best HDB Fan and 10 year warranty for $120.
I have been using evga g2 and g3 psu's in my customer builds for a couple of years now and have not had any problems. naturally ymmv
 
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https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 23:51 Hoop
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 22:35:
Scored a 27" Dell IPS screen for $80. Finally getting rid of my old faithful 22" Samsung LCD...

I had a 22 inch Samsung widescreen for 10 years, loved it.
Went to a 27 inch lg IPS 5 months ago & gaming on it is fantastic.
I initially used the supplied driver & UI utility but have found it is less hassle & looks better if you just let Windows 10 find it correctly.
 
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Um .. Behind you...
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 23:19 Creston
 
Hoop wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 15:10:
Creston wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 15:04:
Got a 1070ti instead. Still badly overpriced because of the fucking crypto miners, but oh well.
1070ti is a nice card, congrats on the new build, enjoy.

Thanks. First new PC I built in six years, figured I was overdue.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 22:35 PHJF
 
Scored a 27" Dell IPS screen for $80. Finally getting rid of my old faithful 22" Samsung LCD...  
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Steam + PSN: PHJF
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 21:08 RedEye9
 

Not My IDIOT in Chief

Our allies love hate us.
Trump Revealed Israeli Commando and Mossad Operation in Syria to Russians read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.824545

Javanka is going down. "da"
The only good trumpken is Tiffany. sad
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 17:58 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 17:09:
Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits.

Ya don't say. Why would humans genetically select for that?

Specifically so a couple of million years later Motley Crue could write Dr. Feelgood .
 
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You've got to be cruel to be kind...in the right measure.
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 17:09 jdreyer
 
Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits.

Ya don't say. Why would humans genetically select for that?
 
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Stay a while, and listen.
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 15:10 Hoop
 
Creston wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 15:04:
Got a 1070ti instead. Still badly overpriced because of the fucking crypto miners, but oh well.
1070ti is a nice card, congrats on the new build, enjoy.
 
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Um .. Behind you...
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 15:04 Creston
 
Ryzen 1700 was 50 bucks off, Windows 10 was 30 bucks off, Gskill Tridents were 50 bucks off, MSI motherboard was 20 bucks off.

Nothing great, but it adds up when you're building a whole new PC. Think I saved about $150 in total on a $1500 build. I guess all the GTX1080s went on sale at Newegg, as every single one of them that was on sale is sold out. I thought about staying awake last night, but realized at midnight that the sales wouldn't start until midnight THEIR time (PST), and gave up.

Got a 1070ti instead. Still badly overpriced because of the fucking crypto miners, but oh well.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 14:12 1badmf
 
Creston wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 13:57:
I'll repeat from yesterday's OOTB. Wolfenstein 2 (the brand new one) Digital Deluxe Edition is on sale for 34 bucks at Newegg right now.

what other good black friday deals did you guys see/pick up? was looking for a Vega but damn, prices were higher than they were a month ago. did pick up a ryzen 1600x/mobo combo for $240 tho.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 14:11 RedEye9
 

another sub link with some more information http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42115406
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 13:57 Creston
 
I'll repeat from yesterday's OOTB. Wolfenstein 2 (the brand new one) Digital Deluxe Edition is on sale for 34 bucks at Newegg right now.
 
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