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Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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Huh, guess I bought a new graphics card while I was drunk/high.

Is the RX5700XT Thicc(lol) III any good? I just got an alert that the shipping has been delayed, so I still have a chance to cancel it.

edit:

Full name is XFX RX 5700 Xt Thicc III Ultra 8GB Boost. Christ, the naming of graphics cards is the dumbest loving poo poo, I swear.

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colas
Feb 14, 2007



Solice Kirsk posted:

Huh, guess I bought a new graphics card while I was drunk/high.

Is the RX5700XT Thicc(lol) III any good? I just got an alert that the shipping has been delayed, so I still have a chance to cancel it.

edit:

Full name is XFX RX 5700 Xt Thicc III Ultra 8GB Boost. Christ, the naming of graphics cards is the dumbest loving poo poo, I swear.

I agree. Shopping for GPUs is a baffling ordeal. And it would be nice if they would get smaller, not thicc-er.

colas has a new favorite as of 23:29 on Dec 31, 2020

Subjunctive
Sep 12, 2006

sparkle and shine



Solice Kirsk posted:

Huh, guess I bought a new graphics card while I was drunk/high.

Is the RX5700XT Thicc(lol) III any good? I just got an alert that the shipping has been delayed, so I still have a chance to cancel it.

edit:

Full name is XFX RX 5700 Xt Thicc III Ultra 8GB Boost. Christ, the naming of graphics cards is the dumbest loving poo poo, I swear.

Unless you need a new video card right now for some immediate task, itís hard to recommend last gen AMD with a straight face and a kind heart.

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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Subjunctive posted:

Unless you need a new video card right now for some immediate task, itís hard to recommend last gen AMD with a straight face and a kind heart.

Thank you! I'll cancel the order.

edit:
Well, it already shipped so can't. Oh well. I'll try it out and if it sucks I'll just send it back. Or mine bitcoin. You know, one or the other.

Solice Kirsk has a new favorite as of 23:52 on Dec 31, 2020

jink
May 8, 2002

Drop it like it's Hot.

Taco Defender

Solice Kirsk posted:

Thank you! I'll cancel the order.

A 6800XT would be an amazing drunk purchase. That holds up well in 1440p gaming and scales relatively with a 3070 (just no ray tracing or DLSS, of course).

ReidRansom
Oct 25, 2004





Better than my last drunk purchase, which was another skateboard I'm presently unable to ride.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


ReidRansom posted:

Better than my last drunk purchase, which was another skateboard I'm presently unable to ride.

I did this and was lucky enough to cancel it, some shoes, a skatekey and a bunch of other poo poo that I was nostalgic for because I am an out-of-shape 30 something that gets winded doing chores.

Rolo
Nov 16, 2005

Hmm, what have we here?

Iíve been waffling on buying a longboard at 33 even though Iím an old. I loved skating in high school and wouldnít mind it for getting groceries.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

Getting groceries on a longboard is the most Asheville thing ever, do it.

mystes
May 31, 2006



Rolo posted:

I’ve been waffling on buying a longboard at 33 even though I’m an old. I loved skating in high school and wouldn’t mind it for getting groceries.
Just remember to get the cranberry juice.

ddiddles
Oct 21, 2008

Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic and so am I




Bought an eBike (Himiway Cruiser) to replace my dirtbike so I can explore the mountains but also not be fat anymore at the same time.

This must be what fit people feel like when they ride. Super fun, tricks you into exercising, I rode around for longer than I've exercised in years.

Rolo
Nov 16, 2005

Hmm, what have we here?

Warbird posted:

Getting groceries on a longboard is the most Asheville thing ever, do it.

Haha I love when my bookmarked threads collide.

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


I got groceries on a penny once it was a really bad idea

Bottom Liner
Feb 15, 2006


IF I'M TALKING ABOUT ART, I'M PROBABLY WRONG, SO PLEASE REPORT ME SO I CAN BE PROBATED. AGAIN.




Wowporn posted:

I got groceries on a penny once it was a really bad idea

https://twitter.com/dinosofos/status/1344334762333368327

yeah that's a really bad idea

OniPanda
May 13, 2004

OH GOD BEAR






Wowporn posted:

I got groceries on a penny once it was a really bad idea

I see penny boards and I hate them. I also have giant feet and my boot is probably the size of most penny boards.

I'm also an old but still got a couple of longboards to cruise around on. There's a good path that goes from Torrance beach to Marina Del Rey? Maybe Venice? Don't know haven't been that far yet. Mostly flat and not super windy so just easy cruise.

CaptainCrunch
Mar 19, 2006
droppin Hamiltons!

OniPanda posted:

I'm also an old but still got a couple of longboards to cruise around on. There's a good path that goes from Torrance beach to Marina Del Rey? Maybe Venice? Don't know haven't been that far yet. Mostly flat and not super windy so just easy cruise.
The one along the beach? That goes from the southernmost edge of Torrance County Beach all the way up to the Bel-Air Bay Club. Itís a really nice ride, used to ride it once a month or so when I had a bike.

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


OniPanda posted:

I see penny boards and I hate them. I also have giant feet and my boot is probably the size of most penny boards.

I'm also an old but still got a couple of longboards to cruise around on. There's a good path that goes from Torrance beach to Marina Del Rey? Maybe Venice? Don't know haven't been that far yet. Mostly flat and not super windy so just easy cruise.

In theory I really like a skateboard small enough to fit completely in a backpack but yeah Iím not even that big 5 11 size 10.5 shoe and I felt like a cartoon of an elephant riding a tricycle on that thing.

What I will endorse though is putting 60mm penny wheels on a normal sized deck

OniPanda
May 13, 2004

OH GOD BEAR






CaptainCrunch posted:

The one along the beach? That goes from the southernmost edge of Torrance County Beach all the way up to the Bel-Air Bay Club. Itís a really nice ride, used to ride it once a month or so when I had a bike.

Furthest I've gone is the very end of Torrance to Hermosa on a longboard. It's amazing but I don't think I'll be making it to Bel-Air.

I wear size 15 EE, I want nothin to do with them penny boards. I got shark wheels and they loving own though

1redflag
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


Id never seen those shark wheels before; they seem like theyíd be a super bumpy ride given their design, but it says itís actually a smoother ride. Thoughts?

Bottom Liner
Feb 15, 2006


IF I'M TALKING ABOUT ART, I'M PROBABLY WRONG, SO PLEASE REPORT ME SO I CAN BE PROBATED. AGAIN.




they use a swirly sine wave design so the contact part is actually always a smooth circle but I doubt they'd last very long compared to traditional wheels. I get the less friction uses for skateboarding but I don't know why they'd be better for long boarding.

Farten Barfen
Dec 30, 2018


I got a new iPhone SE for Christmas, which is great because my current phone is broke as hell! Does anybody have any suggestions for a cheap case that isn't garbage?

H110Hawk
Dec 28, 2006


Farten Barfen posted:

I got a new iPhone SE for Christmas, which is great because my current phone is broke as hell! Does anybody have any suggestions for a cheap case that isn't garbage?

Get an otterbox "commuter" . Our phones have survived babies and toddlers in them. These are either upgraded phones or gifts.

H110Hawk has a new favorite as of 22:47 on Jan 2, 2021

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


We use otterbox at work and one of our ipads got straight up run over by a car last month and it was fine

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

Otterbox is overkill imo. Iíve been getting smartish Kung fu grip cases for the last umpteen phones in our house and they do a good job of keeping your phone in shape without much added bulk. That and a decent tempered glass case and youíll be good to go.

E - It will (probably) not take a car running over it, but for daily normal use itís plenty good at preventing damage from drops/falls.

Bottom Liner
Feb 15, 2006


IF I'M TALKING ABOUT ART, I'M PROBABLY WRONG, SO PLEASE REPORT ME SO I CAN BE PROBATED. AGAIN.




speck make cheap and solid cases. had my iphone 8+ in one for years with zero issue and it saw a lot of rough treatment.

\/ I've used them in the past too, just as good.

Bottom Liner has a new favorite as of 22:55 on Jan 2, 2021

ROCK THE HOUSE M.D.
Oct 9, 2003

I've got a case of malt liquor stashed in the trunk, Mr. Marvin Gaye on the CD. We are gonna get all the way down.




I go with spigen tough armor cases. Cheap and work great.

colas
Feb 14, 2007



Wowporn posted:

We use otterbox at work and one of our ipads got straight up run over by a car last month and it was fine

when are people going to learn that running over tablets is not cool

1redflag
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


ROCK THE HOUSE M.D. posted:

I go with spigen tough armor cases. Cheap and work great.



imo, the most important part of a good case is a good raised bezel that will protect the screen if it falls facedown and a good tempered glass protector or whatever.

OniPanda
May 13, 2004

OH GOD BEAR






Bottom Liner posted:

they use a swirly sine wave design so the contact part is actually always a smooth circle but I doubt they'd last very long compared to traditional wheels. I get the less friction uses for skateboarding but I don't know why they'd be better for long boarding.

They're definitely softer rubber than traditional skate wheels, so that and the bigger contact patch means they'll probably wear down quicker yeah. They're good for longboarding because the channels handle debris and sand better than traditional wheels. I've skated through sand patches with no issues that would've bailed me on traditional wheels

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord


This $200 Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven thing

Boring backstory: I'm a bad cook, and a former roommate always left the kitchen disgusting so I had 0 interest in using the kitchen besides the microwave to cook frozen dinners. Moved across the state, now have clean roommates who have been teaching me how to cook better. I've had an interest in air fryers since they seemed to be a one stop shop for cooking things. I did some research and found that convection ovens are basically that, and realized that I wanted to see my food cooking so I could check doneness. Went to Target and brought this home.

Anywho, this thing is freaking magic and its made cooking a lot of fun. I've only used it for vegetables, chicken, and beef so far, but its been fantastic with all of those. I've had it for a little less than a week, so im learning what the best temperatures are for certain items. Cleaning is pretty easy. After I eat the meal that I cook, it's cooled down enough that I can go in with a wet sponge and give the walls/heating elements a wipe down. I make it a point to clean the grease trays too while they're still warm.

H110Hawk
Dec 28, 2006


buglord posted:


This $200 Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven thing

A pro purchase. Try air frying bacon, then don't clean it and air fry something you want a little bacony. Also reheat pizza in it. Basically air fry everything.

Rolo
Nov 16, 2005

Hmm, what have we here?

I gave up red meat like an idiot but that looks dope for chicken.

Lawen
Aug 7, 2000



A good toaster oven with convection has totally changed the way we cook. I bought my wife a nice Breville back in April and I think we've only used our full-size oven a dozen times since. The toaster oven preheats so much faster, maintains a more constant temp, doesn't get the kitchen as hot in the summer, and is plenty big for 2 people. I've used it for everything from reverse-searing steaks to roasting salmon to baking cookies to air frying brussles and frozen foods to reheating leftovers to melting cheese under the broiler. It also does an amazing job as an actual toaster and gets bread/bagels/english muffins perfect every time yeah i toast my supermarket bagels, fight me. Honestly probably one of my best purchases of 2020.

One of my other favorite purchases in 2020 was a bunch of melamine Asian-style soup spoons. Holy poo poo, why didn't I switch to these years ago? They are so much better for eating any kind of soup or stew or chowder or chili or breakfast cereal -- they're bigger with a deeper bowl so you get a better ratio of liquid:solid, they sit on top of the food instead of sinking to the bottom, and they don't heat up and burn your tongue. I used them for decades at Chinese/Vietnamese/Japanese/Thai restaurants and never thought to just buy some and now I'm kicking myself for spending too long without them.

XIII
Feb 11, 2009



(not my photo)

Not the most exciting purchase ITT, but I just got an 06 CRV with 127k on it from a friend for the low, low price of $1,500. Sure it's a few years older than my 08 Focus w/ 190k miles, but it's got AWD, is in great condition, and will be a big quality of life upgrade for Colorado livin'. Gonna upgrade the stereo, add a hitch/bike rack, and call it a day

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

Hatch adjacent, are there any modern US wagons worth having? The wife wants a Crossover for the coming kiddo and screw that. She was eyeing an A6 Allroad but Jesus poo poo those are expensive.

E - Whoops, this isnít the hot hatch thread is it? VVV Iíll take a look at it. The Mrs wants something fancy and I damned well donít want a 70 goddamn thousand dollar car.

Warbird has a new favorite as of 22:54 on Jan 4, 2021

Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


The AI peeps are way better at this, but:

From what I've read, the Buick Regal TourX is/was decent for the price if what you're looking for is a comfortable family hauler. The newer Subaru models are taller and becoming more SUV-like while the other full-on wagons are pretty much limited to luxury brands.

If I were in the marker, I'd still probably be checking out either a new Outback or a used (but under-warranty) V60 or V90.

SpartanIvy
May 18, 2007


Hair Elf

Trabant posted:

The AI peeps are way better at this, but:

From what I've read, the Buick Regal TourX is/was decent for the price if what you're looking for is a comfortable family hauler. The newer Subaru models are taller and becoming more SUV-like while the other full-on wagons are pretty much limited to luxury brands.

If I were in the marker, I'd still probably be checking out either a new Outback or a used (but under-warranty) V60 or V90.

My friend just bought a 2021 Outback and it's really nice but also way bigger than the last Outback I rode in which was like a decade older. It's a full on SUV now.

NewFatMike
Jun 11, 2015



Warbird posted:

Hatch adjacent, are there any modern US wagons worth having? The wife wants a Crossover for the coming kiddo and screw that. She was eyeing an A6 Allroad but Jesus poo poo those are expensive.

E - Whoops, this isn’t the hot hatch thread is it? VVV I’ll take a look at it. The Mrs wants something fancy and I damned well don’t want a 70 goddamn thousand dollar car.

I got a 2015 Subaru Impreza wagon and have never loved a car so much. Manual, AWD, and plenty of space for shop materials or camping gear. Hard to beat!

Humerus
Jul 7, 2009

Rule of acquisition #111:
Treat people in your debt like family...exploit them.




My wife got a Crosstrek (2016 iirc) and it's real nice. It only sits a little higher than my Focus and while the trunk isn't that much bigger the legroom in front and back is much much better.

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ROCK THE HOUSE M.D.
Oct 9, 2003

I've got a case of malt liquor stashed in the trunk, Mr. Marvin Gaye on the CD. We are gonna get all the way down.




Subarus are nice, I bought a 2017 Legacy limited about 2 years ago, only had 4000 miles on it at the time and got it for a steal. My color too, royal blue.

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