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  1. SpecialKO

    What are you playing?

    I don't know who needs to hear this, but Ghost of Tsushima is an amazing fucking game for people who like open-world/AC-style games. (also, hey all, I'm not back back, but will probably be lurking/looking in the background again)
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    [Movies] MCU: Phase 3 And Beyond

    I tend to only look at CinemaScore for audience stuff like this. Intercepts aren’t perfect survey methods, but at the very least, CS captures people who were actually inside the theater the film was showing at. Brigading has essentially killed off the value of aggregated user reviews for...
  3. SpecialKO

    [Announcement] Next Wednesday Night. Be Here.

    I will not be available then, as I have my own life-affirming social event that I am going to, but do know you all have my thoughts, and I will raise a glass to Mikko, much loved, always remembered.
  4. SpecialKO

    Movie News & Miscellany

    ....that opening line pretty much says it all. Damn.
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    Gas Bandit's Political Thread V: The Vampire Likes Bats

    Not only that, but one of the most accredited doctors in one of the best (top 5) hospitals in the entire goddamn country.
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    Apple will never satisfy my lust for cheap, powerful hardware

    I am debating a Mac Mini to be a permanent non-cloud synced full-res photo repository. I am not sure the new one fits my needs better than an older one with a Fusion drive, but hopefully the older one, especially a certified refurb, will drop in price now. (Or I spend that money on a Synology...
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    [Webcomic] The Order of the Stick thread

    Poor Odin, USB keys will blow his mind.
  8. SpecialKO

    USB safety in an industry that likes to trade USB sticks

    Event organizers don't do CD/DVDs anymore because no one has a laptop with an optical drive anymore. P2P Wifi is a good option.
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    USB safety in an industry that likes to trade USB sticks

    My IT felt has several layers of backups so that part isn’t too bad. But the best option sounds like I should just ask someone else at the conference to email me the presentation, frankly. Ah, well. Thanks, all!
  10. SpecialKO

    USB safety in an industry that likes to trade USB sticks

    Hey all, I never worried about this as much because I had a Mac, but I've recently switched back to a Windows machine at work, and I'm now a lot more concerned about how much my industry loves putting presentations on give-away USB sticks, which has some pretty obvious malware concerns. Aside...
  11. SpecialKO

    [Movies] The DC Cinematic Universe - Mostly Grim Dark Crap (But It's Getting Better)

    I think that's a Killmonger box, and he's referencing the Michael B. Jordan rumor.
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    [Movies] The DC Cinematic Universe - Mostly Grim Dark Crap (But It's Getting Better)

    In modern parlance, DCU Captain Marvel may not count as a meta, because Billy Batson doesn't technically have inherent powers, and Captain Marvel's body may not actually count as human.
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    [Movies] The DC Cinematic Universe - Mostly Grim Dark Crap (But It's Getting Better)

    Like others, I'm on Team The-Problem-Wasn't-Cavill. I saw the director's cut of BvS, and while it's not a huge improvement overall, there is a LOT more Clark Kent, and Cavill is genuinely good at playing him. That sold me on the potential for Cavill to be a really good Superman if he just had...
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    Gas Bandit's Political Thread V: The Vampire Likes Bats

    Please don't mock. Real fake people died that day.
  15. SpecialKO

    Apple will never satisfy my lust for cheap, powerful hardware

    Sticking this here because it involves an iPhone. I picked up a refurb iPhone 6S Plus for travel, so I can leave my main phone (a regular 6S) and my iPad at home (I'm in the every-pound-I-can-not-bring-without-smelling-like-armpits-is-good school of travel). So I got the phone over the...
  16. SpecialKO

    Video Game News and Miscellany

    I need to get off my ass and actually play the first two.
  17. SpecialKO

    Build your own computer guide

    Are AIO CPU coolers worth the hype at this point? I stayed away from open-loop cooling because it was far more work and maintenance than I wanted to invest in, but as I'm planning to replace my old CPU/mobo/RAM combo, I thought it worth asking about closed loop vs. just getting a nice non-stock...
  18. SpecialKO

    Anyone have any experience with *UNDER*clocking a CPU to control for thermals?

    MSI's OEM software should take care of underclocking the GPU, if it comes to that, fairly easily, so I'm not too concerned about that one. EDIT: In a perfect world, I'd like both to peak at 85 C, and average (under load) around 80 C. That should be well within tolerances for the purposes of...
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    Anyone have any experience with *UNDER*clocking a CPU to control for thermals?

    I'm being more serious about this than I normally would because our IT dept only replaces laptops every 4 years, and the last time I had a laptop with desktop-class chips and a dGPU in it, the heat baked the insides after 1.5 years. We ordered from Xotic with a nice Xotic lifetime support thing...
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    Anyone have any experience with *UNDER*clocking a CPU to control for thermals?

    Would you recommend any particular starting point? Or just drop by 5 mV, run a stress test and play a performance-dependent game for two hours, and then repeat if nothing crashes and HWMonitor doesn't show anything weird?
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