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Out of the Blue

The DOWNTON ABBEY Official Trailer is online. I dunno. MrsBlue and I enjoyed the series, but in contrast to the upcoming Deadwood movie, it didn't suffer from lack of closure. The trailer celebrates all the returning characters, but it just seems like another episode of the show. We'll still watch it, but I don't know that we'll rush to the theater to do so. Waiting for it to show up on a streaming service should suffice.

R.I.P.: Formula One Titan Niki Lauda Dead at 70. Thanks JDreyer. If you haven't seen it, Rush is an excellent 2013 movie about his rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s.

Mannerly Links: Thanks Ant.
Stories: 'Game of Thrones' Series Finale Sets All-Time HBO Ratings Record.
A great white shark is tracked in Long Island Sound for first time. "You're going to need a bigger boat!"
For the fifth year in a row, a named storm has formed early in the Atlantic.
Science: Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A 'Singular Hero' Helped Start A New Field In Physics. Thanks RedEye9.
Why Does The Brain Connect Pain With Emotions?
The Man Who Is Aging Too Fast.
Media: What Happens When You Fire An Armor-Piercing 20mm Round At Three 2.5-Inch Aluminum Plates. Horrible audio.
Keep The Elder Alive Challenge - APEX LEGENDS (React- Gaming).
Grad attempts a backflip during graduation ceremony, and it doesn't go well.
Follow-up: Boeing admits 737 Max sims didn't accurately reproduce what flying without MCAS was like.
The Funnies: Brevity.

20. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2019, 21:07  jdreyer 
Kxmode wrote on May 22, 2019, 03:08:
Dacote wrote on May 21, 2019, 21:00:
Kxmode wrote on May 21, 2019, 20:27:
Dacote wrote on May 21, 2019, 20:19:
The test guide is public but the New sheet asks for permission.

noted. Have fun benchmarking.


Almost immediately noticed an RTX feature called "Global Illumination" in Rage 2 (I believe this is part of the RTX's raytracing system), and wow is it nice! Rage 2 with settings maxed out and GI enabled runs at a solid 4K60 (sometimes it bumps past 60). Recorded a 4K60 video showing GI in action. This is pretty much how most games run on my machine. Here's another 4K60 recorded example of GI in play, but this time in the entire environment. You'll notice the overall hue is an orange tint. This is from the sunrise. That was not present on my 1080TI without GI.
The sunrise Ray tracing on the mesa looks cool. However, the purple illumination of the weapon looks overdone. Maybe that's how Avalanche coded it rather than being an issue with the hardware, but it reminded me of the gimmicky fluid PhysX effects from Borderlands 2 (which were also purple)
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  1. May 21, 11:24 Re: Out of the Blue  Cutter 
  2. May 21, 12:13  Re: Out of the Blue  Burrito of Peace 
  3. May 21, 12:42   Re: Out of the Blue  RedEye9 
  5. May 21, 14:04    Re: Out of the Blue  jdreyer 
  4. May 21, 12:47   Re: Out of the Blue theglaze
  6. May 21, 14:05 Re: Out of the Blue  jdreyer 
  7. May 21, 16:23  Re: Out of the Blue  Cutter 
  8. May 21, 17:15 The Man Who Is Aging Too Fast.  Kxmode 
  9. May 21, 17:18 Re: Out of the Blue  Kxmode 
  10. May 21, 17:56  Re: Out of the Blue Dacote
  11. May 21, 19:13   Re: Out of the Blue  Kxmode 
  12. May 21, 20:19    Re: Out of the Blue Dacote
  13. May 21, 20:27     Re: Out of the Blue  Kxmode 
  15. May 21, 21:00      Re: Out of the Blue Dacote
  16. May 22, 03:08       Re: Out of the Blue  Kxmode 
>> 20. May 22, 21:07        Re: Out of the Blue  jdreyer 
  21. May 22, 21:36         Re: Out of the Blue  Kxmode 
  22. May 23, 16:20          Re: Out of the Blue  jdreyer 
  14. May 21, 20:50    Re: Out of the Blue  jdreyer 
  17. May 22, 04:49 Re: Out of the Blue  Mr. Tact 
  18. May 22, 05:17  Re: Out of the Blue  Kxmode 
  19. May 22, 09:30 Werner Syndrome ie. Now w/Fast Acting Aging  RedEye9