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by Mr Bean
2020-10-20 08:26pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: I'm trying to compare two smartphones.
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: I'm trying to compare two smartphones.

Dominus Atheos wrote:
2020-10-20 08:05pm
The x5 has android 9, the 2s has android 7. That probably means the x5 will still be receiving security updates.
Yes, if your going with this line get the one with the highest android OS, 9 is still listed as supported unlike 7.
by Mr Bean
2020-10-15 08:32pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Dresden Files: Battle Grounds Trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 1471

Re: Dresden Files: Battle Grounds Trailer

Finished it today Observations and thoughts in no real order Dresden is out of the council, I have a feeling he's going to create his own Wizard league sooner or later The deaths, all the werewolves survived,none of the major players or characters aside from Murphy and Hendricks bite it. All the sup...
by Mr Bean
2020-10-08 07:44am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2108
Views: 281572

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

If Twitter is to be believed, Harris won the debate but a fly stole the show. My self-loathing is inadequate to actually watch the thing. I watched it on a second monitor while in my Curse of Straud game. So trust me when I say I started drinking at an hour before, ended thirty minutes after and th...
by Mr Bean
2020-10-05 07:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2108
Views: 281572

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

WELP. Even given the low thread activity, I'm kind of surprised no one has posted this. But in any case, our commentary on the debates is now irrelevant, what with Trump having coronavirus. What do people think is gonna happen now? Probably they settle on a remote debate at some point. Unless Trump...
by Mr Bean
2020-10-03 06:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62588

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

As I said - she's not a nice person. Never claimed she was. Just stating that it wasn't her intention or desire that propelled her to her current position. Really, we never should have had "FLOTUS" as some sort of official position or office or role or whatever. We elect the president, not the pres...
by Mr Bean
2020-10-02 07:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62588

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Can the USA do snap elections the way the UK could? Not for president. We can have "special elections" for an empty seat in Congress, but it's never come up for the Executive Branch and I'm not aware of any mechanism that will allow for it. If the President is out, then it's VP, followed by a long ...
by Mr Bean
2020-10-02 07:02pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62588

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

From reddit comments who have collated all this and provide links A timeline of events: This morning: Mark Meadows said Trump had mild symptoms. This afternoon: Larry Kudlow said Trump had a "very moderate case". This afternoon: Reporters found out Trump had a fever, cough, and fatigue. Also this af...
by Mr Bean
2020-10-02 11:02am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62588

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

If they die after the election but before confirmation by the Electoral College, then the electors will be able to pick a candidate put forward by the Republican party. Remember that the Electors are not actually bound to pick the person on the ballots. Correction some electors are bound by laws, t...
by Mr Bean
2020-10-02 06:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62588

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

The most interesting scenario but most ghoulish is that Trump and Pence both catch the disease,win re-election but then both pass on after November 4th. In that case it would be Speaker Pelosi would be president and depending on when they die the 12th Amendment says the House of Representatives must...
by Mr Bean
2020-09-30 02:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2108
Views: 281572

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

That..was ..horrible. There is no winning that kind of debate. No Biden could have won it, if he had bothered to prepare to go up against Donald Trump rather than who he thought he would be debating which I'm guessing is... Mitt Romney? 1. Push Trump When the first question started and Biden switch...
by Mr Bean
2020-09-30 07:12am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Help me choose a VR headset
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Help me choose a VR headset

Half Life:Alyx is what has pushed me into wanting a full VR system and I'm leaning towards the Index. after watching a few different letsplayers using various hardware the valve system seems to win out on quality of tracking and better hand controls. No question Index has the best hand controls, no...
by Mr Bean
2020-09-23 03:33pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 722
Views: 71459

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Wanton endangerment for blind firing into nearby apartments when he panicked. None of his bullets hit Taylor. So nothing for raiding a house to arrest a man already arrested, nothing for shooting and killing her that was a good shoot it seems and the other officers are all okay no bad behavior here...
by Mr Bean
2020-09-23 06:52am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Help me choose a VR headset
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Help me choose a VR headset

Third option is the releasing next month Oculus Quest 2, good software support, good hardware, okay tracking, shite controllers oh and you must give up your data to Facebook. Do you have an idea about the compatibility of controllers? The Oculus Quest 2 seems like a good system to get into VR (cert...
by Mr Bean
2020-09-22 02:41pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 722
Views: 71459

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

I'm sure blocking off road access declaring a curfew are all good signs.

In this case however this sounds semi-smart since the new news is them blocking road access since the crowd keeps getting into the road and people are only to happy to drive a car into a crowd these days.
by Mr Bean
2020-09-21 11:53am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Help me choose a VR headset
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Help me choose a VR headset

Handy comparison chart from Venture https://i.imgur.com/rIvpMbn.jpg I didn't mention the HTC Vive Cosmos because it's a shite headset, even now months later the tracking is still no better than Windows Mixed Reality headsets (It's very VERY light sensitive, you need a dedicated room or your going to...
by Mr Bean
2020-09-21 11:45am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Help me choose a VR headset
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Help me choose a VR headset

Okay so I'm heavily into VR myself, got most of the headsets the last few years. The current contenders are the Value Index, the Samsung HMD Odyssey+ and two upcoming (Releasing in the next two months headsets)the HP reverb g2 the soon to be released Oculus Quest 2. The Value Index has the best trac...
by Mr Bean
2020-08-23 10:21pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 577
Views: 62588

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Ok, so an election stunt but... Americans aren't already using convalescent plasma. :shock: China did this quite early on, and months ago I saw posts on Facebook from my friends in the medical profession talking about it, one of them a doctor in NYC, IIRC looking for volunteers. Edit - not to say e...
by Mr Bean
2020-08-11 04:35pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2108
Views: 281572

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

In uncesspool related news Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate — the first Black woman to be named to a major-party U.S. presidential ticket, and potentially the first woman vice president if Biden defeats P...
by Mr Bean
2020-08-10 09:28pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: What should be the next fantasy series adapted for tv
Replies: 36
Views: 3037

Re: What should be the next fantasy series adapted for tv

Bonus Question: Anything directly related to Dungeons and Dragons or any RPG game. Why? I don't trust'em to get it right! They can do Cyberpunk, they are doing Cyberpunk but I don't see an HBO tent pole show just yet. But there are a half dozen settings that might work from RPG like oh say the Witc...
by Mr Bean
2020-08-07 10:42pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2108
Views: 281572

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

A part of me suspects that any delay is because they were leaning Bass, then the Scientology thing broke and they had to reconsider. This is, of course, speculation. There also was the Republican reporting now confirmed that Susan Rice is divesting herself of a large amount of stock since she was i...
by Mr Bean
2020-08-07 07:08pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2108
Views: 281572

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

So it's Friday 7pm Eastern Standard time and we still don't know Biden's Vice Presidential pick despite the fact he said he'd pick it this week. So unless there's a Saturday morning big presser I'm not exactly sure it was a smart thing to say he would pick the VP this week... then not pick anyone. A...
by Mr Bean
2020-08-02 07:49am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Obama opens door for abolishing the filibuster, calls it a "Jim Crow relic".
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: Obama opens door for abolishing the filibuster, calls it a "Jim Crow relic".

Too bad he wasn't president with big majorities in both houses when he took office -otherwise he, Reid and Pelosi could have done something. Oh wait... Or the second time during the 2010 election when Congress was re-sworn in and they could change the rules with a simple majority vote. Or the third...
by Mr Bean
2020-07-24 03:59pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Jim Butcher Peace Talks (Dresden Files) NOW WITH SPOILER ALERT!
Replies: 151
Views: 37213

Re: Jim Butcher Peace Talks (Dresden Files) NOW WITH SPOILER ALERT!

quote=Ralin post_id=4104983 time=1595619550 user_id=12716] Remember when Thomas nearly crippled Justine in Blood Rites and Lara considered it a borderline impossible feat that he didn't kill her? This is like that, only worse. He's fucked up at least as much as what the skinwalker did to him. If he ...
by Mr Bean
2020-07-24 03:02pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Jim Butcher Peace Talks (Dresden Files) NOW WITH SPOILER ALERT!
Replies: 151
Views: 37213

Re: Jim Butcher Peace Talks (Dresden Files) NOW WITH SPOILER ALERT!

Finished the book I agree there's lots of Harry just fucking SAY something in the book that annoyed me. Also if Thomas Demon is turning on him isn't it just a matter of umm... providing him with a basketball team of partners to spread out the feed damage? Or since they feed from spirit/soul getting ...
by Mr Bean
2020-07-17 12:23pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 722
Views: 71459

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

I don't know Shep. It depends on a lot of factors to be willing to work overtime. In my 20s I would jump out to get extra work and make money. Now I am more interested in work life balance, so it doesn't seem implausible to me that some cops would like to work overtime. Police overtime is very diff...