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  1. My first day of remote work starts in a few hours, while we left one person behind in case of a catastrophic hardware error who will be rotated out bi-weekly, they've closed up our office and wont go out aside from an emergency at the hospital or heat/power plant or the like that has to be fixed immediately, I suspect that I wont be back there for at least two-three months. Aside from that I've been stocking up on food and other supplies and plan to not leave the apartment for the duration aside from a daily hike when the weather allows it.
  2. Fun but random fact - my flatmate used to play poker with Mr. Hopkins when she was a film student and he was shooting a movie nearby! Evidently he's a good player.
  3. Depending on exactly what you mean by concentration camps they were in use before the Boer War, with more systemic use starting in the United Sates during the mid 1800s as the native peoples were driven from their homelands, and were also contemporary to the German genocide of the Herero and Namaqua peoples (I'm not sure off the top of my head if Shark Island and the other German camps came before or after those employed against the Boers but, given American history if nothing else, I'm not sure it is fair to say that the British were the first to employ them).
  4. And very possibly the first President to have ever been removed from office (although that would leave Pence and he's as bad or worse than Trump in many ways). I suspect that this administration will also signal the beginning of the end of unchecked Executive Authority although my guess is that this will take some time, given the unfortunate amount of power creep that has happened, and people will be less willing to stick to limits once someone slightly more sane and stable is in the White House.
  5. Well, this is different... But I guess the wheels of time keep turning and the site must update...
  6. No 2080Ti? I honestly feel a bit weird having one when the Hutt-lord of the forums might not.
  7. Have you considered a custom loop? If you go with soft tubing and quick disconnects they're actually not that bad to work on and drain (although you shouldn't have to do that more than once a year to once every two years).
  8. The newest version of the desktop: CPU Delidded 8700k at 5.0Ghz and 1.20v - AVX Stable Aftermarket Rockit IHS Motherboard ASRock Z370 Taichi RAM 64Gb 3200 DDR4 at CL15 GPU EVGA 2080Ti KingPin Case Customized H440 Storage 240Gb SSD - Boot Drive 480Gb SSD - Games/Storage 500Gb SSD - Games/Storage 512Gb SSD - Games/Storage 512GB SSD - Games/Storage 8Tb HHD/64Gb Optane - Storage PSU EVGA 1000w P2 Display Alienware AW3418DW - 3440x1440p 120Hz GSync Cooling Custom Watercooling Loop Keyboard Logitech G Pro Mouse G903 with Powerplay
  9. Agreed, I'm also a fan of EVGA and only buy their stuff and I've never had an issue (in fact I just upgraded my 1080Ti KingPin to the 2080Ti version, now I just need to get the waterlock and add it into the loop).
  10. This is a personal anecdote and shouldn't be treated as a universal truth, but I've had a laptop with an OLED display for a couple of years without any issues. Likewise, there are a few people at work with OLED models and none of them have reported any either.
  11. That's generally true if you're talking about AIO units but once you get into even fairly basic custom loops then you're going to see much larger gains.
  12. Sadly it doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon.
  13. Is it wrong that my initial thought was that Republicans must be a bunch of nVidia fanbois? Looks like I should take a break from computer hardware for awhile...
  14. Are Killing Floor 2 and Crusader Kings 2 still available? I was going to get each of those as a gift for two different people so if they've not been taken that could work out well.
  15. I thought that was the sole reason that this thread existed? Because who needs well thought out arguments when you can jump to the ad hominem? /s - in case that wasn't obvious.
  16. Given that this is WCCFTech the information could be spot on or completely incorrect... July seems unlikely though since, as far as I've heard, there still hasn't been any word on board partners getting specifications or samples?
  17. I'm not sure I'd really count a FUDGE and Fate as d6 systems, you can a use regular d6 with them in a pinch but they're designed to be used with custom dice.
  18. I've not posted my updated rigs yet so I should remedy that! The desktop: CPU Delidded 8700k at 5.3Ghz and 1.36v with a -2AVX offset Aftermarket Rockit IHS Motherboard ASRock Z370 Taichi RAM 32Gb 3200 DDR4 GPU EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 Hybrid Case Customized H440 Storage 240Gb SSD - Boot Drive 480Gb SSD - Games 500Gb SSD - Games 8Tb HHD - Storage PSU EVGA 1000w P2 Display Asus PG348Q - 3440x1440p 100Hz GSync Cooling H110i GT with ML Pro fans Keyboard Logitech G Pro MouseG903 with Powerplay The 'laptop': Base System Alienware 13 R3 CPU 6700HQ RAM 16Gb 2400 DDR4 eGPU Alienware Graphics Amplifier - EVGA 1080Ti SC2 Hybrid - Corsair SF600 Storage 512Gb NVME - Boot Drive 500Gb SSD - Games Display Alienware AW2518H - 1920x1080 240Hz GSync Keyboard Logitech G810 Spectrum MouseG602 At some point I'll need to upgrade the laptop's external screen to something higher resolution to offset the weaker CPU but, for the time being, the 1080p screen is working well enough and I got it for free as part of a deal when I sold off some of my old 4790k hardware. I'm also looking forward to upgrading to the new 200Hz 1440p Ultrawide screens when they finally launch, provided they aren't too expensive, and might also spring for the next line of GPU unless they don't provide any significant performance gains.
  19. You might want to consider getting a pre-built, tearing the GPU out of it, and then selling the bits you don't need. EVGA is also releasing cards on their site at retail pricing although they usually sell out within a few minutes of going up.
  20. Yeah, it's a classic although I think I would choose the second one if I could only have one of the two since I really like how they implemented 'smarter' AI as part of the difficulty curve instead of just piling on HP and damage reduction.
  21. I popped the lids off some CPUs (although I'm thinking about abandoning Devil's Canyon soon and moving onto CoffeeLake):
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