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  1. thevictor390

    Corona Mental Relief: FG Online Gaming

    Crusader Kings 3 has really sucked me in. I set out on the suggested path of founding Russia but instead I have somehow organized militant Norse mythology religious zealots into conquering Scandinavia, building my dynasty exclusively through daughter-wives.
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    The tech field is a ridiculously deep world of hyper-specific subroles. Programming is a means to an end, what type of thing would you want to create/modify? I end up dabbling in a million things just at the surface level but never have the commitment to specialize, including formal education...
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    Flight Simulator 2020

    Yeah I might have misdiagnosed exactly what happens (flight sim noob) but it is definitely not right, the plane wobbles all over the place at the slightest press.
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    Flight Simulator 2020

    It showed up on Gamepass so I'm messing around a little. So far there's a big problem with Xbox controller support though, it does not recognize the controller triggers as analog so when you press the rudder, it immediately slams to 100%. Also waiting on VR support.
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Yeah last year I decided I was done with that bullshit. When my Samsung became too broken to be worth fixing I got a $200 LG. If it lasts 1/5 of an iPhone's lifespan I'm in the black. Honestly it's 80% of the phone for 20% of the price. The screen is surprisingly nice, battery is excellent, CPU...
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    Corona Mental Relief: FG Online Gaming

    I tend to spend my online game time on Monster Hunter these days but I'll throw out Tabletop Simulator as a suggestion for people looking to play board and card games online. Damn near everything is available through the Steam workshop and it will run on an ordinary laptop.
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    State of the Forum vs Telegram

    I think a big part of the Telegram problem is that the userbase is largely European, so us Americans wake up to a half day of messages. On the forums you just click on the threads that interest you and catch up. But unlike a pure instant messaging platform e.g. IRC the history is there and it...
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    Train Sim World is on Xbox Game Pass right now. Why am I driving trains? I have no idea.
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    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    Volvo wagons are out there, equally overpriced. V60 and V90.
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    It looks like I'll be rescheduling a trip to Tokyo in April. For the obvious reasons. I planned so hard for this trip. Bought tickets with credit card bonus miles that effectively cost nothing for two people. Did all the research and decision making on where to go and when, booked cheap...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    If you want to send that to us you're going to have to wait another 6 years :P
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    Driver's licenses are for residents. You become a resident by living in a State for a certain amount of time. Once you are a resident, you can no longer drive on your foreign license (if you have one), or if you don't already have one, what other license would you apply for? So basically the...
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    Snow = Drifting (Techniques)

    Sorry, I had to take a moment to appreciate the irony :P
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    James May: Our Man in Japan

    Well, shit, Summer 2020 only. I'll be there in April. Would have been fun to weave in a domestic to Hokkaido. Oh yeah, the series.... it was great fun, James got to be as weird as he wanted and I liked that they occasionally brought in the crew.
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    My work laptop is a Precision 7520 and it's been pretty bad. Motherboard replaced under warranty and the service tech installed a fresh copy of Windows to the HDD, which I did not even know was present because I had been booting from an SSD. Luckily resolved by changing the boot order and now I...
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    Random Thoughts... [Entertainment Edition]

    The only problem I had with that game was the lack of analog throttle and braking. I loved the roulette style of car shopping.
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    Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars Officially Announced

    Tiberium Wars too new for me, I play Generals :P Seeing this thread in new posts was fun though.
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    The security of the lock only needs to exceed the security of the material. Usually people just break a window.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Stop tempting me, I'm not allowed to buy another stupid small car until I own land to store it.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Stop tempting me, I'm not allowed to buy a stupid small car until I own land to store it.