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  1. Scored a promotion already at my new job. I had accepted an offer from a major biomedical device firm, and turned in my resignation. But, my current job didn't want to let me leave, so they scrambled and came up with counter offer too good for me to pass up. Calling the other firm and rescinding my acceptance was a major stressor for me, but they actually were very nice about it and didn't try to make me feel like an asshole. They even told me to keep them in mind should I start looking again. Incredible. Carlos.
  2. In case you are still sitting on the fence about The Nevers, they Sci-Fi'd the everloving shit out of this show in this latest episode. The musical themes in The Nevers sure sound Firefly-esque, as well. Also, Mare of Easttown has been very well crafted and brilliantly paced, despite a real snoozer of a first episode. Carlos.
  3. My buddy had a podcast. He got it on Spotify for free. He said the trick is to get it approved by Apple, then link it on Spotify. Good luck. What's it about? Carlos.
  4. Just realized it's available on Prime. If someone else is interested, to add it to their collection, give it to them. Carlos.
  5. I'll take Collateral. I was just telling someone that it was an example of the very few movies where Tom Cruise plays a baddie. Then I realized I had precious little memory of the plot, so I'd love to watch it again. Carlos.
  6. Zero Zero Zero on Amazon Prime is really, really great! The first episode is so slow and mostly uneventful that you'll want to give up. Hang with it. It gets so good you'll wonder why you ever thought of giving up. Subtitles galore, however. Lots of Italian and Spanish. The Nevers on HBO has gotten everything right for the first two episodes. Definitely my must-watch weekly show right now. Carlos.
  7. I'm calling DTV to cancel tomorrow. After meticulously verifying all my wife's alphabet-channel shows are available via the streaming services, and getting a smartTV for my dad for him to use. BTW, I have to give props to my pappy, 85 years old, and totally able to learn to use the FireTV interface, and switch to locals OTA. He picked it up really quickly. He's a block from which I chipped off! So, mostly via Roku, but also on some FireTVs, we'll have: HULU Disney+ Discovery+ HBOMax Showtime Netflix AppleTV (hitch-hiking this from my neice) What am I missing? Do I need Peacock. Do I need YouTube TV? Carlos.
  8. After carefully and methodically researching knives..... .... ...My wife bought a big set of Cutco Knives while she was at a craft fair. They actually seem pretty good, and they are made in the USA! Carlos.
  9. It's so bloated. My son ran out and bought an external drive just in case. He's really hooked on warzone. We're having a lot of fun playing together on weekend nights. There's a new zombie mode, Outbreak, worth checking out. It's more openworld, and outdoors, and less dungeon crawl in feel. Some depth to it also, as you can still level up your weapons, skill, field upgrades as you progress to help you get through the level. Gets super hard at level 5. I have not lived passed that with the randoms I played with yesterday, but I'm hoping with a good squad and good comms, we'll go farther tonight. Carlos.
  10. Here is the blurb from the walmart FAQ: If you’re already an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, wait until your existing membership has a prepaid balance that is less than 12 months before redeeming the 24-month Ultimate membership through Xbox All Access. You will be unable to redeem with more than 12 prepaid months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. To check your prepaid balance, go to https://account.microsoft.com/services/. Note, once converted to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Live Gold and other Game Pass memberships cannot be unconverted. Learn more at https://xbox.com/gamepass. Carlos.
  11. You will own the xbox and will be responsible for you own GamePass after that. Carlos.
  12. I got a series X with the all-access option just now from Walmart, for my son. Only problem is they won't let me change the shipping address, so I'm going to have to forward it on to him once I get it. Carlos.
  13. What's the real downside to this kind of drift, in terms of actual gameplay impact. If one is constantly moving and making aim adjustments, does it really throw things off dramatically? I would think it would come into play more when you for your character, and its aim, to remain completely still, which is rare. Otherwise you are always making minor refinements to the motion just by keeping your thumb on there, and wouldn't you be compensating for the drift?. Is this something that casual players "feel" affecting their gameplay, or something that only elite players would actually notice making an actual impact, and not just an annoyance? Carlos.
  14. Bliss, on Amazon Prime. I rather liked this. It's sci-fi (ish?), and gives you plenty to think about in the "is it real or is it a simulation" sense. Or it could be making a statement about drug addiction and the alternate realities an addict creates for himself. I think it's sci-fi, but there's probably no real answer. Definitely there are some clues sprinkled throughout to support either interpretation, and I'm still thinking about it. Check it out. I give it 4 out of 5 Hayek 'splosives.
  15. Scored a gig! Sr E-Commerce Data Analyst for a major retailer here in the south/southeast. Going from Big Oil, to Big 2A, as they are a major seller of firearms and ammo, so I still get to hurt some feelings, LOL! Should be starting later this month or possibly next month. FeelsGoodMan! Carlos.
  16. My son got me a shout out from the Doc. Man, I've never been so excited in my entire life!😁 Oh, and by the way, I got a new job. Carlos. video-1613163352.mp4
  17. The attic would be doable. I'm going to look at custom solutions online to see what it will take. My attic has the spray foam insulation, so it is never more than 10-15 degrees hotter than the rest of the house. When I had the pink fiberglass stuff in my previous home, it could be in the 100s in the attic on a hot day. Carlos.
  18. Anyone else find that the timing of their delivery-by-Amazon is inversely related to the degree of anticipation? Some badass new product? Arrives between 7-9pm, and they taunt you with the "it's-10-stops-away" real-time tracker! Something you don't need/want in your hands right fucking now? Siting on your doorstep at 10am. Do they have an algorithm for this or some shit? It seems beyond coincidental for me. Anyone consistently on the early-bird delivery continuum? I mean, there has to be a lucky HALF who are on the morning-side of the delivery route, right? Carlos.
  19. It's 100% open, ceiling mounted, and the air return vent for the room is within 7 feet of the projector's exhaust, which seems like a really great thing. I am astounded by how much cooler the room is staying with the projector off. Now I'm committed to leaving it off for the entire week to see what how my electricity usage changes. Carlos.
  20. My media room walls are soundproofed with the exact same expanding, chemical reaction foam insulation as my attic, which is really good for sound insulation, and exceptional for temperature insulation. It's been a given that if I'm in this room, my PJ is on. The room gets warm, really fast, and I had to put a separate thermostat in the room to be the prevailing temperature gauge for the entire upstairs, otherwise inside the room it could be 75, and the rest of the upstairs, 65. My AC is capable of defeating that, but to keep the media room at a comfortable 70-72 degrees means that the upstairs areas outside the media room get really, really cold. I think it would be really expensive to have a new zone created just for the media room. This week I decided to sit up here with the projector off, just using my computer to watch videos and TV, and I disconnected the in-room thermostat. The room has stayed remarkably cold. It now dawns on me just how much the PJ is responsible for the temperature disparity. This is helping my ditch-the-PJ cause. No way an 85" OLED/QLED produces that much heat, right? Any data on the heat-signatures of the newer 4K projectors, compared to 2015's models? Are they running cooler these days? Electricity savings and room comfort are a big draw, but going from 120" down to 85" will be a huge hit. I'm going to zoom my lens down to 85", and try that for a few days. Carlos.
  21. I wouldn't know because I was still limping along with my Day One XBone. This is going to be like a night and day difference now. Carlos.
  22. Big Fuck YEAH to Microsoft for finally figuring out how to shed the big power brick. The use of the dime-a-dozen power cord is going to make this unit portable around my house. 1080P on the media room PJ, 4K in my downstairs room. Downloading my brains out right now. I'll probably wait until the weekend to give it a decent spin. Carlos.
  23. Series X acquired! My son's friend bought one, never opened it, and decided he didn't want the expense at this time. He sold it to me at retail price, plus tax. I'll set 'er up and give it a try this afternoon. Still trying to lock down one of those pesky "job" thingy's that are all the rage these days. Carlos.
  24. What top-grade knife sets would you guys recommend? We have a hodge-podge of knives and I'd like to get a nice set with a block. What's a good reasonable-price set, and what's the money-is-no-object set to get? Carlos.
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