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AlbertA last won the day on May 18

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    Frisco, Texas
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    Software, DSP, Electrical Engineer
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    Playing guitar/piano, software development, music composition, symphonies/operas
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    Half-life 2

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  1. It's crazy that they sold as many PSP's as they've sold PS4's so far.
  2. 500 Million? So the estimates before were way off? Weren't the estimated numbers like less than 80 million sold around June? Edit: Never mind - they are counting all playstation systems since PS1... they are throwing the vita and the PSP in there too
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    Doom Eternal Announced - 2019

    Neat they are expanding the exploration.
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    A thread about Lego

    All of the sets have a limited run really. How soon they are discontinued is really just a function of their sales numbers. For example, the The Saturn V is still going strong a year after release, even if there was some stock issues in the past. It must be quite popular (it makes sense to me, the price is not too high, it's an iconic space piece and the assembled size is impressive). The Ferrari F40 had a 2 year span (not an IDEA set, but still). The Palace cinema lasted about 4.5 years. The delorean IDEAS set lasted about a year (but that thing was hideous, it needed a more detailed model at a higher price point). Maybe it was the amount of time they had with the license, who knows. That kinda gives you an idea. You can go to https://brickset.com/sets/theme-Ideas and get a sense of how long runs last.
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    A thread about Lego

    Voltron is up at the LEGO store now: https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Voltron-21311
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    New AV Receiver

    That's analogous to "I'm not a racist, but" Clearly to be safe, you need to be ignorant. Nothing good ever happens when you are informed. Fixed it for him. Fire this AV guy
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    Retro Revisit - Silent Hill 2

    The in-water and leave ending made the most sense at the time for me. I think I got the leave ending the first time I finished it... The reading of the letter over the cemetery imagery was heavy stuff...ooof. I always thought the maria ending was weird... specially that evil (at least how I read it) "You better do something about that cough" at the end
  8. My dad would say something like "They wouldn't even let me fall asleep, the action never ended until the credits."
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    UHD (4k) Blu-ray Discussion Thread

    I bet Cameron is still pissed about that
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    The Investing Thread

    I sold all my facebook stock two months ago - probably hypocritical of me (because I still hold google and amazon and S&P500) but I had enough of their shenanigans.
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    New AV Receiver

    It seems were are close to hdmi 2.1 finally. I would probably wait. If you want a stop gap, I have a couple of these (denon s-730H) and yeah I bought them refurbished from here: https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrs730h/denon-avr-s730h-7.2-ch-x-75-watts-a/v-receiver-with-free-denon-hdmi-cable/1.html One in my media room, one in the living room. Plenty of power and features (apple airplay, spotify) and actually have some form of eARC (which Is great for my LG OLED And Vizio TV's, built in apps, some of which can stream DD+ and atmos back to the receiver). They have handled everything I've thrown at them in regards to 4K + HDR stuff.
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    The Investing Thread

    I have a mix of VOO, FBIOX(fidelity biotech mutual fund), some FANG (Facebook, amazon, netflix, google), MU (micron), ALGN(Align Technology, the ones that make invisalign) and AMD spread over our Roth IRAs, a rollover IRA (401K rolled over from previous employment) and an regular investment account (which was bought by E-trade). On the 401K I only dothe S&P500 index fund that they have available, all other choices suck and have high fees I would NEVER pay a "pro" to move money around - your are throwing your money away - you do better just choosing the cheapest index funds your 401K plan has access to. All long term, though I started investing significantly 1.5 years after the last recession. FANG has done EXTREMELY well - but I don't know if I would get into it today - I still hear constant talk about upcoming dips since we haven't had one in 9 years. Extra cash goes to first maximize the contribution on the Roth IRAS, then the rest (if any) I split 90% investment/10% savings account or for purchasing other things
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    Cutting the Cable Cord

    No data cap if you are for 1GB AT&T service though or if you subscribe to their TV bundle.