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Hardware / Re: Need a second monitor
« Last post by KnuckleBuckett on July 02, 2020, 06:09:43 AM »
I sit at a 45 degree angle to my desks.  Usually legs on the left of the desk at home and keyboard in my lap.
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Gaming / Re: Handheld Gaming
« Last post by ober on June 30, 2020, 02:17:04 PM »
Ah the old gameboy.  So many hours on that thing.  I actually found mine a few years ago but it didn't turn on :(  I agree that mobile gaming isn't nearly as fun without the physical sticks/d-pads.
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Gaming / Re: Handheld Gaming
« Last post by ahanson on June 30, 2020, 01:06:01 PM »
I played the original Gameboy back in the day which is probably why I have a fondness for the GPi Case. But other than that I've been a console fan (mostly playstation). But it's been nostalgic to be able to play the games I grew up playing on the go and not have to drag hardware over to the family events. Mostly that's been just tablet games but there's something satisfying about d-pads and analog stick to play games with. And since I'm generally a fan of the simpler games that don't require complex button combos and contorted hand positions these are pretty slick. Part of it too might be my new found appreciation for old arcade games since getting into the pinball scene. They seem to sort of go together and I never really got to experience it as much when I was growing up.
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Photography/Video/Movies & TV / Re: 365 Dni (netflix)
« Last post by ober on June 30, 2020, 11:35:25 AM »
Will do.  It probably won't be soon.
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Hardware / Re: Need a second monitor
« Last post by jkim on June 30, 2020, 09:05:07 AM »
Interesting set up... but do you end up sitting on an angle to look at the "primary" monitor, or do you sit straight and turn your head?
I just turn my head or chair. I have my monitors angled at work too (corner desk setup) so I guess I'm used to it.
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Hardware / Re: Need a second monitor
« Last post by Perspective on June 30, 2020, 08:57:53 AM »
Interesting set up... but do you end up sitting on an angle to look at the "primary" monitor, or do you sit straight and turn your head?
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Photography/Video/Movies & TV / Re: 365 Dni (netflix)
« Last post by micah on June 29, 2020, 10:28:27 PM »
If you watch it, be sure to post here, I'm really curious what you guys think.

Honestly, I'm assuming the book it is based on is much better and full of details.  The movie makes these sort of assumptions that the audience knows the history of what is going on.  It's like they just cut out so much to make room for all the titillation that they forgot to let people understand the backstory.  There were several times where I thought out loud, "did I miss a scene?"  "why did she change her hair color?"  "who is this random character they're introducing at the end of the movie who's all of a sudden an important person?" etc etc.

Part of me is so taken aback by the movie that I almost want to read the book.  Not sure if its in English.
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Photography/Video/Movies & TV / Re: 365 Dni (netflix)
« Last post by ober on June 29, 2020, 03:42:27 PM »
LOL - my wife sent me a story about this - we'll probably watch it... just because.
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Gaming / Hydroneer
« Last post by Mike on June 29, 2020, 02:23:35 PM »
Been playing this the last few days.  Pretty interesting and fun.  One of the big design choices is that there is no inventory.  You have to carry everything or put it onto a truck to move around.  It looks to be either a solo dev or a really small team.  Looking forward to seeing what he future brings for the game (the upcoming July 15th release looks really good).

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1106840/Hydroneer for $10 and totally worth it IMO.
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Photography/Video/Movies & TV / 365 Dni (netflix)
« Last post by micah on June 29, 2020, 12:16:18 PM »
So, on a whim from the list of netflix's "recommended for you" movies, we watched "365 Days" (the English title for this polish movie).

Knowing nothing about it and based solely on the preview, we began watching... there was a lot of exposition at the beginning which, turns out, had nothing to do with the plot.  And then, the longer we watched, we realized there WAS no plot.  It's basically a soft-core porn movie.  If you made a drinking game and took a shot every time one of the main characters orgasmed , you would be wasted about 45 minutes in.
Sorta had a 50 Shades of Grey vibe going on, misogynistic and kinda rapey.
That said, it was entertaining in that there was this constant feeling that at some point, there would be a "plot twist" that made the whole thing make sense. A compulsion to just keep watching, partially for the eroticism and partially because you keep telling yourself something "has to happen" or they wouldn't have made this movie, right?
Then, finally, in the last 30 seconds, there is a major plot twist in the style of a shakesperian tragedy.
We both yelled at the screen "What the fuck was that" in unison as the credits appeared.

Jake might like it because there's a lot of polish speaking with english subtitles.  Also a lot of Italian.  Luckily, the two main characters use English as their common language when together.  Although, that's just mostly while having sex.

5/10.
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