Recent content by Canon

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    Thoughts on Synology vs real server?

    Honestly, this is such a hard decision.... I have a Synology DS 1513+ with 5x WD Red 3 TB drives, giving me just under 11 TB of space after RAID. I started this thinking I was going to be generating a bunch of video and photos etc. that was going to fill it, realistically, no.... I ended up...
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019

    It has been a while since a COD interested me enough to pick it up. I've played to level 26 or so and watched many streams. It is one of the best COD games in a long time. Is it perfect? No, but at least you don't have to buy the battle pass or other DLC on top of the base game to play...
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Well, I decided to buy through the Rockstar launcher directly, so I knew that the launcher was working before buying the game... The first time I started the launcher after installing, it failed to start. LOL. Restarted my PC and it is fine now, must have been an issue with the prerequisites...
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    Pixel 4 thread for actual owners only

    I have had my clearly white Pixel 4 XL 128GB for a couple days now and I am very happy with the upgrade from my Pixel 3 XL... At this point I have had the Google Pixel 1XL, 2XL, 3XL... -Speakers are better and possibly some of the best smartphone speakers period, no distortion issues, the...
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    Who else annoyed with Apple obsoleting your device?

    Such a hard discussion... Personally I had an iPhone 6 for a work phone. The battery was very unreliable in the last year I used the phone, cold or even cool weather made the battery pretty much shut down while in my pocket.... The phone pretty much had to live on a battery pack while I was...
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    Pixel 4

    So far after day one, I find the battery life is better than my Pixel 3 XL. I'm almost positive that all of the predicted battery woes are a bit overblown. More battery life is always welcome but it doesn't feel like a step back. In fact I had worse battery life on my Pixel 3 XL than my 2 XL...
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    Pixel 4

    Well, I just got my Pixel 4 XL. So far, I am happy when the my decision. It feels nice in the hand and I live not having a notch again. The speakers don't vibrate the rear panel of the phone as much as the Pixel 3, don't vibrate the screen As much as the Pixel 2 and seem to sound clear...
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    Is my new Pixel 3 Defective?

    You really want a USB PD capable charger (USB C to USB C cable required) IMHO. Charging from a PCs port has been an unreliable experience for years in my experience (back to Galaxy note 2). Lots of PC ports will tend to output 500ma which isn't enough to charge and use the phone... Some can do...
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    Pixel 4

    It's a weird time to release a new phone. They literally just cleaned up the Pixel 3 experience with android 10.... I was having worse performance than my Pixel 2 XL prior to Android 10... Heck, every time I launched the camera, everything went haywire with apps closing and stutter...
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    Android 10 released!

    I love dark mode on everything, we are a step closer. I like the gesture navigation option they added (you have to change it in settings). Having a gesture for back instead of reaching for the button is amazing. The only app I have that doesn't work properly so far is my bank's... The mobile...
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    CONTROL (Remedy)

    I picked this game up today after watching one of the streamers I follow play it. I think the Max Payne comparison seems fair, similar style game. It's been a while since I played a good game like this. I spent a while messing with the detail settings to get in the ~ 60FPS range at 4k. I...
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    One chair to rule them all?

    I have a Steelcase Gesture at home and a Herman Miller Embody at work. I like both. Both will easily last more than 5 years... More like 20 years +...
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    Quake II RTX

    I dug out my Quake 2 CD and played this. Pretty cool actually.
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    21:9 V. 16:9 Curved: Thoughts?

    Really, some of this is up to personal opinion, but I'll share my experience. I used a Samsung 275T 27" 1920x1200 display for ~10 years. I upgraded to an Asus PG348q 34" Ultrawide (3440x1440). For gaming here are my observations: 1. Some games lack ultra wide support, even some new games...
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    Forza Horizon 4

    The Forza Horizon series has proven to be one of my favorite game series. I shelled out for the Ultimate edition of Horizon 4 and so far it has felt fairly worthwhile, though I agree, Fortune island wasn't the best. I have enjoyed what I have played of the Leo island stuff so far. Kind of...