HOW WAS YOUR DAY

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mothra » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:54 pm

Love it.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Büge » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:31 pm

It was pretty good.

I participated in the Trans March at Pride.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Friday » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:39 am

Lookin' good!

Love the hat.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:06 am

Young lady where do you think you're going all tarted up like that?
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Büge » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:13 am

to the Trans March, duh.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby nosimpleway » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:54 am

About nine weeks.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby zaratustra » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:12 pm

Congrats! (You'll never sleep again)

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby atog » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:09 pm

D20 holycrap is that a spindown life counter spotted :lol:
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Büge » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:43 pm

It's a regular d20. Silversong gave me that necklace many years ago, and I've treasured it ever since.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Silversong » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:36 am

Oh dang! I recognize that. That's sweet, glad you like it!

That's a really pretty photo! Glad you have your water and hat, watch out for heat stroke etc.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Silversong » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:16 am

Saw a different personal trainer than usual, who was unexpectedly hard on me, and kept pushing me despite protestations. Next morning I got a muscle spasm in my upper back. I'm barely mobile, and the muscle relaxer makes me drowsy, and I had so many plans this weekend. Hard not to get bitter about how this is sort of all that trainer's fault. No reply to the email I sent them.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:22 pm

I forgot to mention it earlier, but I got a new bicycle since the insurance company is paying 60% of a replacement for my older bike which I was riding back when the car turned in front of me back in February.

After shopping around I finally decided and picked it up on saturday. It's a little oversized for me on paper, and is missing some features from some of the other bikes I looked at (minor stuff like extra mounting points), but is actually more comfortable, better fitting, and way lighter than any of the other bikes I tried.

My arthritic knees are so happy with this thing and biking is fun again for the first time in years.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:19 pm

Also installed new graphics card without a hitch.

I've never played *any* game at 115 FPS before! @____@
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Hardly Ideal » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:43 am

You can tell the difference? I thought I heard somewhere that only kids can see those super high frame rates, and you sort of lose it with age like you do with some hearing frequencies.

I dunno, file under "C" for "[citation needed]"
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:47 am

My old framerate in Tanks, or Overwatch (though I haven't played OW in months), was like, 45ish. Sometimes lower. So yeah, I noticed alright (IIRC, for computers, 60 is the threshold where you stop noticing).

I expect for newer games, it'll make a much bigger difference beyond just framerate. For instance I was only able to play OW on the lowest settings, which are pretty blurry. Or XCOM 2 would have been right on the edge of playable, whereas now I should have a comfortable margin. I might restart Skyrim with a clean new campaign later on and I'm sure that'll be a big difference.

Plus the new card is a lot cooler and more efficient when performing the same tasks as my old one. Tanks doesn't turn my computer into a blast furnace anymore, thank god.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:37 am

Actually it turns out that when I cleaned the computer the last two times, I missed something: what was essentially a felt pad had formed between the CPU heatsink and the heatsink fan. Took a while to gently pry it all out (using toothpicks like chopsticks), but I suppose that could also be contributing to cooler temperatures!
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Büge » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:01 am

Mongrel wrote:what was essentially a felt pad had formed between the CPU heatsink and the heatsink fan.


Made of 100% recycled cat hair!

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Grath » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:08 am

Mongrel wrote:My old framerate in Tanks, or Overwatch (though I haven't played OW in months), was like, 45ish. Sometimes lower. So yeah, I noticed alright (IIRC, for computers, 60 is the threshold where you stop noticing).

If you haven't bought a fancy "gaming" monitor it's very likely that your monitor has a 60hz refresh rate so any FPS beyond 60 will just be your computer re-drawing the screen more than once before the monitor accepts the new frame.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:17 am

It's possible my current screen is actually capable of a faster display rate... but I don't care enough to check, or set that up if it's true.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Hardly Ideal » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:32 pm

Mongrel wrote:My old framerate in Tanks, or Overwatch (though I haven't played OW in months), was like, 45ish. Sometimes lower. So yeah, I noticed alright (IIRC, for computers, 60 is the threshold where you stop noticing).

Yeah, sorry, I meant to ask if you could tell the difference between 60fps and anything above that. Of course you can tell between 45 and 60, but I've heard people make it sound like 60 is "alright, this is good" and 120 is "OH MY GOD I'M SEEING DEAD KINGS"
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