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  1. 15 points
    Quick update on my family’s situation. Our youngest boy continues to have a mild fever in the low 99s. He seemed like he was on the upswing late-Thursday and all day Friday. His temp was normal the entire day, but it jumped back up above 99 on Saturday. He has to be fever-free for three whole days without any medication before he can return to daycare. It’s looking like he may not go back this week, and if he does, it wouldn’t be until the end of the week. Aside from that, he continues to be fine, as if he doesn’t feel sick at all. At the behest of her employer, my wife went in for a COVID test on Thursday. Yesterday, she received the result — NEGATIVE. At this point, I’m the only one in the family who hasn’t been tested. If I develop any symptoms, I’ll go in, but considering both my wife and our oldest son have tested negative and neither of them have any symptoms, I suspect there’s a good chance I haven’t contracted it either. Considering how contagious this disease is, it’s a wonder no one else in the family has tested positive. Additionally, it looks like they haven’t found any more positives at the daycare center since last Monday — only negatives. The total number of cases stands at 7 staff members and 14 children (21 total). Obviously, that’s a good sign. Hopefully all the cases have been caught so that there isn’t another outbreak when the center reopens tomorrow. Anyway, that’s all for now. Thankfully, all the news from the past week has been good. Here’s hoping that the trend continues into the next week.
  2. 7 points
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  4. 4 points
    The June 4 event has been postponed https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/06/the-future-of-gaming-playstation-5-game-reveal-event-dated-for-june-4/ Good call, Sony
  5. 3 points
    This was retweeted by Wario64 who posts a ton of game deals and has some connections. Purely rumor at the moment but..... Follow-up: That sounds like Bluepoint whose been rumored to be working on a Demon’s Souls remaster/remake.
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  8. 3 points
    I've only seen one of the three episodes, but Middleditch & Schwartz had us busting a gut the other night. Two guys doing improv is not something I would usually seek out but a friend said it was funny and they were very much correct. I haven't laughed that hard in a while. It's amazing how much fun the two of them seem to be having up there, truly infectious. Highly recommend checking it out.
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    Just found out the Schoolhouse Rock! is coming to D+ on June 19.... so make sure you all re-up your subs for that!
  11. 3 points
  12. 2 points
    Sounds like a plan. Luckily you'll have at least a few weeks still to get all the minis painted up.
  13. 2 points
    So this has been making the rounds and I think it’s a fun topic to tackle for the forum to get our minds away from the world a bit... Rules: Here’s the thing, you don’t have to do one per day. You can: 1. Do all 30 at once. 2. Do 5 or 10 at a time. Or whatever number you want to tackle. 3. Link your selection to a YouTube video/audio. 4. Try to do the hard mode. In other words if someone chooses a piece of music in the thread for a specific day. Choose something different! 5. Favorites are fine but selections can be from whatever generation you want. Go!
  14. 2 points
    At some point I’m going to post my pics from my trip to the galactic center. There are bunches and the story to go with it is decent. I now have 6 ships that are decked out for specific tasks: exploration, combat x2, cargo hauling, passenger tourism, and mining. I have some engineering in the ships but lack of materials is an issue for me. Money is not an issue, $1.8 billion right now I think, as we’ve found tourism to be highly profitable with very little risk.
  15. 2 points
    Next year’s Odyssey update is a biggie. You’ll finally be able to get out and walk on planets, and engage in on foot combat. May have to ensure I have the means to play it again when this launches. I wonder if they have next-gen plans or plan to just rely on backwards compatibility and patch enhancements.
  16. 2 points
    This movie is probably feeling real AF right about now. Carlos.
  17. 2 points
    Well I’m not rolling around town with an LMG yet, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
  18. 2 points
    Added Money Heist to my watch list as well! 👍
  19. 2 points
    The Jaws disc is WONDERFUL. I'm so happy.
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  21. 2 points
    The previews for Space Force looked awful, but with the talent behind it we gave it a go. Glad we did, it was fantastic, Malkovich is pure class in it.
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    That's the premise of the original script! It got reworked tremendously by Richard Curtis + his team.
  24. 2 points
    I already have a decent desk, but I do want to do sit/stand. I decided that the one external monitor/laptop on a stand combo is good enough for me. Today I ordered this chair: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BXKFMLS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Seemed like the best in my price-range. I also got this sit/stand adjuster: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BRK95Z5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Everything should arrive on Wednesday, so I'll post my thoughts after a full day's use on Thursday. Carlos.
  25. 2 points
    Some of these were tricky. Not all of my answers necessarily represent favourites as I've tried to avoid repeats. 01) Title Screen Music: Main Menu (Halo 3) 02) Opening Level Music: Go Straight (Streets of Rage II) 03) 8-Bit Music: Amazon Theme (Ducktales) 04) Music from a Console Exclusive Series: Main Theme (Donkey Kong Country) 05) Hub world or Overworld Music: Within the Embrace (Horizon: Zero Dawn) 06) Music that makes you feel relaxed: Nook's Cranny Closing Theme (Animal Crossing New Horizons) 07) Music from an Indie Game: First Steps (Celeste) 08) Music from a Shooter: Blood & Rust (Titanfall 2) 09) Music from a Licensed Game: Facility (Goldeneye) 10) RPG Battle Music: Blue Skies and a Battle [Rain] (Fire Emblem: Three Houses) 11) Puzzle Game Music Snoopy Magic Show (Stage 1) 12) Music That Makes You Sad: Lonely Pebble (Valiant Hearts) 13) Music You Like From a Game You Don't Like: Ending Music (Sewer Shark) 14) Music Featuring Vocals: Still Alive (Mirror's Edge) 15) Boss Battle Music: Duel (Metal Gear Solid) 16) 16-Bit Music: Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy (Yoshi's Island) 17) Music You Never Get Tired Of: The Ocean On His Shoulders (Bioshock) 18) Game Over Music: Game Over (Punch Out) 19) Cover of Music by a Different Artist: Corneria (Star Fox/Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) 20) Music from a Racing Game: Mute City (F-Zero) 21) Music You Associate with Frustration: Turbo Tunnel (Battletoads) 22) Town/Village Music: Tal Tal Heights [Heroic] (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remastered) 23) Underrated Music: Main Theme (LA. Noire) 24) Music You Constantly Have Stuck in Your Head: Athletic (Super Mario World) 25) Music That Gets You Pumped: Operatique (WipEout) 26) Music You Like From a Game You Haven't Played: Now Use The Light, We Want to See (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) 27) Music from a Handheld Game: Main Theme (T2: Judgement Day) [Gameboy] 28) Music That Makes You Nostalgic: Player Select (Street Fighter II) 29) Final Boss Music: Ultimate Koopa (Super Mario 64) 30) Credits Music: End Titles & Suite (The Last Guardian)
  26. 2 points
    We finished Defending Jacob - excellent show. I was really impressed throughout and it had a really fitting ending given the subject matter.
  27. 2 points
    Okay, so I did start Claire’s B campaign right away and immediately got discouraged by the difficulty. But after a few weeks away came back to it last weekend and finished it up yesterday. And I damn near ran out of ammo on the last boss. But I had one frag left and in true action star fashioned I chucked it, ducked around the corner of the train and that was the “final” blow. Cue cutscene. And all I had for the final-final blow on the train was about 46 9mm rounds. It took about half or more of them and he was almost up to me. I wound up with C grades on both players, mostly due to the number of saves expended. 46 for Leon in 11.25 hours. 55 for Claire in 10.5 hours. Grades are nice and all, but I was just glad to get it done. I am a firm believer in saving often, even if I’ve just saved but forgot to do something minor. I am as far away from interested as you can be to play the game in hardcore. Or get these crazy achievements for never using the box or never using health.
  28. 2 points
    Box VR is on sale at the moment - 50% off so I picked this up. This is a real workout game and you'll definitely work up a sweat. Visually it looks like Beat Saber but you have to put significant mustard on your jabs, hooks, and uppercuts for the contact to score. Tip - adjust the position of the Move controller light to rest between your first two fingers for better accuracy.
  29. 2 points
    Now that I know it's a thing, I will ask. They are allowing everyone to spend up to $500 on ergo equipment, after a phone consult with the RSI team. I want to get better chair and a 2nd external monitor. Carlos.
  30. 2 points
    I will take 2 VR games I’d probably already own them.
  31. 2 points
    When I first started building out the home theater room, really low, wide media stands were very hard to come by, and when you found them, they were in the $2-3K price range. Now, they seem ubiquitous, and cost much less. I got rid of my home made solution, and man it looks fantastic. This is a wide angle shot taken from my sitting position. I never got around to replacing the carpet with a darker color, but with the lights off, it doesn't matter one bit. Carlos.
  32. 1 point
    So here's 2010 - I reckon most of these have been moved on, though I've played those copies of Taluva, Hey That's My Fish & Ticket To Ride in the last month. Here's 2016... Quite a lot of churn from 2010. Here's 2017 - not quite so much change, and I reckon my current pile isn't that much different from this. The bottom couple of shelves + the top shelf are almost identical to now. I'll try to tidy up + get an up to date pic. I think it's definitely time to have an honest clear out again. I have a bunch of games I love but can't practically play. To hoard or to free?
  33. 1 point
    Tis true. Only one full-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 in. I’ve seen reports (but not confirmed) that the other inputs will support some HDMI 2.1 features (ALLM, framerate, etc.) but they aren’t 48 gbs ports. Very disappointing. Can’t decide whether to go with 6700 or stick with my 6200 for another year. I want 7.2.6 (have two top middle speakers currently doing nothing) but the lack of true HDMI 2.1 switching gives me great pause. US models do have AM/FM tuners.
  34. 1 point
    Something went wrong, the pic isn't showing up.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Bump for today's track: "Moon Theme" from DuckTales!
  37. 1 point
    It's official, we are old and we are discussing office equipment I just recently got an uplift desk (80"x30"). It's one of those motorized desks where I can stand if I need to. It's also nice when sitting, because I can fine-tune the height so I can have great ergonomics (90 degree angle on my legs when sitting, straight wrists, etc). It's very solid and so far it's been pretty awesome to go from sitting to standing and back with the touch of a button. I also got a monitor arm from them (https://www.upliftdesk.com/range-single-monitor-arm-uplift-desk/) but it couldn't hold my monitor upright as it weighs 18lbs and forgot to check the weight limit (17.5lbs) so I returned it. Instead, I got a VIVO monitor arm (https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Premium-Aluminum-Heavy-Duty/dp/B07L8MLTGS) as it could hold up to 33lbs which my brother recommended as he just got one recently to hold his heavy iMac. I also got a "Pursuit" ergonomic chair from uplift as well (https://www.upliftdesk.com/pursuit-ergonomic-chair-by-uplift-desk/) - I've only had it for a week, but so far so good. I could adjust almost everything to my body; however I wish the seat was mesh like the previous Costco chair. Also the armrest could do with some padding; Also I didn't like you couldn't move the armrest completely out of the way (I could do this with my previous chair) which is a bit annoying when trying to play guitar while sitting. Lastly, last year, I got a daskeyboard 4 (https://www.daskeyboard.com/daskeyboard-4-professional/) and it's every bit as good as "they" said it would be.
  38. 1 point
    Camp, Varidesk is a fine vendor as well. That’s who we used at my previous employer as well. You can get them with real wood desktops that are smooth. The Jabra 75t is a nice pair of headphones. My desk parts won’t ship until June 30th.
  39. 1 point
    Oh I totally overstated the eBay auctions, right now one is asking $120...still quite ridiculous given that the entire desk was about that when it was made. https://www.ebay.com/itm/IKEA-Jerker-Swiveling-Shelf-2nd-Generation-GOOD-CONDITION-See-Description/124195814841?hash=item1ceaa5bdb9:g:DdsAAOSwr15ex0DV
  40. 1 point
    Maybe they're just waiting for meatballs and cheap hot dogs?
  41. 1 point
    That's a really nice chair! I'm jealous. I have an older model of the fairly ubiquitous Steelcase Leap chair. These can be found online for significantly less than suggested pricing. I have a love/hate relationship with my (also older) Ikea desk. It's of similar metal-frame construction as the pic Ed posted above but without the vertical bits. I love the amount of surface area (roughly 5' wide by 3' deep) as it gives me room for speakers, 2 monitors, keyboard, laptop with stand & external keyboard, and I still have writing space for notes. The hate side comes from the imperfect height for typing. Our office is filled with Varidesk motorized units. I'm curious if Varidesk is comparable to Uplift? I love the desks at work for their smooth and reliable mechanism and memory settings. On the other hand, and his may be a bit odd, but I have a really gross reaction to the semi-textured surface of the desktop. It's a subtle texture but if I touch my palm to it or rest my hand while typing, I experience a very negative physical reaction...so that I could do without. One semi-related purchase I just made was for a pair of bluetooth in-ear headphones specifically for online meetings. I had been wrestling with PC speakers (overkill) + webcam mic or using an old (and dorky looking) pair of gaming headphones. I picked up the Jabra Elite Active 75t and they've exceeded my expectations. They are perfect for Google Meet connecting to my desktop PC, android phone, or my work Mac. They are completely waterproof too so they have become my Peloton workout headphones. The freedom these bring has been pretty cool outside of the home office too. Over the weekend, I BBQ'd while my wife worked and daughter played Switch. Moving from the kitchen to the patio grill while listening to podcasts and music without bothering anyone was pretty cool.
  42. 1 point
    Indeed. Good move (do I dare even look to Twitter to see how many might actually be complaining about this?). *edit* I looked. Why do I choose to make myself miserable?
  43. 1 point
    Finally got around to watching Yesterday over the weekend, and it was good. The implications of a world without the Beatles' music were actually more fun to discuss afterwards, and I thought it would have been really interesting to have a bunch of those songs just...not work. Out of context, is "I wanna hold your hand" really a great song, especially in 2019? Still, a really well made movie. What I really wanted to mention was that I'd read the other day about how they were trying to bootstrap a Labyrinth sequel again, and how that was a terrible idea. That came up while we were watching yesterday, thought about Bowie, and how they couldn't possibly replace him. Then my wife came up with the idea of Kate McKinnon playing the new Goblin Queen, and honestly, I think it could work
  44. 1 point
    I have the same desk frame (uplift) with an ikea countertop, it's very stable and as Al said you have to go out of your way to make it wobble.
  45. 1 point
    The Vast of Night - 50s period piece, focused one night around a small radio station in a town in the middle of nowhere, heavily in the style of the War of the Worlds radio broadcast with a heavy dash of Twilight Zone. Mainly two teenagers, a smart alec radio dj and the slightly younger girl, clearly infatuated with him, who helps her mom run the telephone dashboard in town, hearing strange signals over the wires and dealing with strange reports all over town. It's got a odd pace at times, with some very long tracking shots of the high school basketball game that's keeping the town's attenion, and the space to the radio station. It nailed its feel from its inspiration, if at times tries to be a little too cool. I dug, daddy-o.
  46. 1 point
    Without my knowing my son got this downloaded yesterday. So I guess we’ll be playing it soon.
  47. 1 point
    Yeah i bought a new chair in Jan. The day i go into the office every week I always hint we need some new chairs.
  48. 1 point
    I picked up a 29" LG ultrawide because of expanded telework.. It's so nice being able to have multiple pdf invoices and excel files open at once. It'll be hard going back to a single normal display at the office. Bonus that I can just swap my gaming laptop in the same spot. Also finally replaced my desk chair with a more ergonomic big and tall chair. Wish I had this at the office as well. All told it was under 600 and made a huge improvement in productivity and comfort for me .
  49. 1 point
    Harry’s is the sharpest i have used. I was a little skeptical to use it on my head since they clearly say not to use it on your head. I use Harry’s shaving gel as well and have yet to cut my head or face while shaving with their blades.
  50. 1 point
    Release the Snyder cut of the sports forum, you cowards!
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