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re: Computer upgrade advice - gpburdell
[quote]Our CPUs are still good for 1080P gaming and some 1440P if desired. In fact my 980TI is my bottle neck.[/quote] +1 I'm still running a 10 year old i7-2600k with a 1080Ti and gaming at 1440p is great for me....
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re: Filming Wheel of Time, (First leaked production shot out there) - gpburdell
[quote]Welp finished WoT what the hell am I supposed to do with my life next? [/quote] Have you read any of Sanderson's own books? Highly recommend Sormlight Archive, Warbreaker and Mistborn. Be prepared to be sucked into the Cosmere. [img]https://www.17thshard.com/forum/uploads/monthly_20...
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re: I have an option to do a Roth 401k. Should I do it? - gpburdell
No one knows the correct answer unless you know what tax rates will be when you retire. Even if you knew future tax rates, it is complicated by how much you withdraw each year which can vary depending on needs etc. Imho, I think a traditional 401k is better for most people. You get a tax dedu...
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re: Stormlight 4 update from Sanderson - gpburdell
[quote] I've always had a theory that his wife is a writer too and they do it all together, as one person doing all of this stuff so quickly just seems impossible. But I have no evidence[/quote] Nah. If you watch some of his interviews or his BYU lectures; he talks about his schedule. He writes...
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re: DIY home security - gpburdell
I don't want professional monitoring; push notifications to my phone is fine. I just want sensors for motion, door, smoke, glass break etc. Also, I will install my own cameras with a local NVR storage. The nice thing with Abode is that you can add professional monitoring for up to a week as n...
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re: DIY home security - gpburdell
I've been looking at both Simplisafe and Abode. I'm leaning toward Abode as you can get push notifications on their cheaper plan. To get that on Simplisafe you need their top plan....
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re: Streaming Video Keeps Hiccuping/Losing Sync With Audio - gpburdell
What's playing audio? TV speakers, soundbar, AVR w/ speakers, etc...
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re: What headphones can replace Sony V600? - gpburdell
[quote]Hd58x or hd 6xx plus a schitt stack would be great.[/quote] Just hooked up the Senn HD6XX to the Schiit (love the name lol) and much better than my old gaming headset. Now my only problem is to figure out what to do for a mic. ...
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re: Suggest an under the radar Sci-fi movie - gpburdell
Arrival (2016) Not sure if under the radar, but I don't remember hearing about it when it was in theaters....
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re: Samsung Q70R - gpburdell
Get the Q80R instead if it will be in a room with alot of light....
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re: What headphones can replace Sony V600? - gpburdell
I just bought my first pair of nice headphones. I got the Sennheiser HD6XX (same as HD650) from Massdrop. They are coming in next week along with a new Schiit Magni&Modi dac amp. Should be a significant upgrade over my gaming headset....
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re: The long wait is over. Patrick Rothfuss has a new release coming out - gpburdell
[quote]I'm ok with Sanderson series that aren't finished for obvious reasons.[/quote] Sanderson is just out of this world with his productivity. In the last 15 years, he has written 11 novels set in his Cosmere universe. This doesn't include the various novellas and comics etc. He's also workin...
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re: Star Wars Squadrons - EA - Reveal Trailer - gpburdell
Gameplay trailer: [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCcfJ9uEwvs)]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCcfJ9uEwvs[/link]...
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re: Report: Kathleen Kennedy soon to be out at Lucasfilm, Star Wars going the MCU route - gpburdell
[quote]Give the keys to Favreau and Filoni and start cashing them checks[/quote] Add Timothy Zahn to that list and they'd be good to go....
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re: AT&T modems suck but now I don't care - gpburdell
I don't know if I qualify as a "power user". However, with BGW-210 in IP Passthrough mode; I've seen no reason to bypass it. I average 940 Mbps up and down, 2 ms ping etc. The only reason I even log into the 210 is if I want to reboot it which I do every couple months. I've got it's wifi an...
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re: Shows that only had one good season - gpburdell
[quote]Yes I knew about Jack Ryan. Still not sure of this John Ryan you mentioned.[/quote] He goes by Jack, but actually his full name is "John Patrick Ryan". [link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(character))]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(character)[/link] ...
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re: AT&T modems suck but now I don't care - gpburdell
[quote]I am wanting to I think go with either Ubiquiti or Orbi,but looking for advice with ATT Fiber.[/quote] With my ATT fiber, I've got an Ubiquiti USG with 4x AC-IW and one AC-LR (outdoor). ...
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re: Saving Ring doorbell video to a local HD... - gpburdell
[link=(https://www.androidcentral.com/best-smart-video-doorbells-store-locally-not-cloud)]https://www.androidcentral.com/best-smart-video-doorbells-store-locally-not-cloud[/link] I saw this but not sure how easy it is to access the footage etc. Also it looks like the storage capacity isn't that mu...
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re: Average investor vs. S&P return - gpburdell
[quote]What is yall's average annual returns trading?[/quote] My average annual return is 9.4% since 2008 when I started tracking. I'm primarily a buy and hold investor with index funds and bonds. You ask a great question as it's long term average return that is going to matter unless you are ex...
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