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Thorium19

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About Thorium19

  • Title
    The forum James May
  • Birthday June 19

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Liverpool, UK
  • Interests
    3 Guesses.
    Hint the first: where are you?
    Hint the second: what is my profile picture of?
    Hint the third: I want to ride my...?
    Hint the fourth: grapeshot for 23 storm count
    Hint the fifth: BOOSTIO!
  • Biography
    I'm the long time sufferer of something called the British education system, currently a university undergraduate studying for a degree in computer science.
    I Enjoy playing video games, riding my bicycle (road all the day) and playing Magic the Gathering, specifically building janky combo decks like storm.
    Also, I'm a Lucio one trick in Overwatch, which is basically the only game I play these days, I'm attempting to climb out of ELO hell into the gren field of Diamond
  • Occupation
    Computer Science Student

System

  • CPU
    i7 4790k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z87 MPower Max AC
  • RAM
    16GB Kingston HyperX fury
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX 3.0
  • Case
    Silverstone RV05
  • Storage
    256GB crucial MX100 + 1TB Crucial MX300
  • PSU
    XFX XTR 650W
  • Display(s)
    BenQ BL2420PT (main) LG 22MN43 (secondary)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
  • Keyboard
    Mgicforce 68 w/Gateron clears
  • Mouse
    Fnatic Gear Flick G1
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic DT990 pro
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. Banned for preventing someone from protesting
  2. This is honestly the most beautiful case I've laid my eyes on, and I wish I could realistically afford it and do it justice. I doubt we'll ever get a case like the TJ07 and its many modded variants ever again, and it's a shame, it's that good.
  3. Mickie from Dallas fuel (PMA ftw), plus Tobi and Ryujehong from Seoul Dynasty (how to carry on support). All established Overwatch pros now playing in the OWL.
  4. probably about 400+ hours on overwatch across 2 accounts, then PUBG on about 80 hours or so. Honestly, I just love playing and watching overwatch, although I've struggled to play competitive recently due to the Mercy changes spoiling my fun as a Lucio main.
  5. samsung smart switch should support the nexus 4, it's listed on the smart switch website as one of the supported devices. If not, have a look at these and see if they work http://smartphones.reviewed.com/features/how-to-transfer-apps-data-new-smartphone-android-iphone-ios
  6. Just a heads up, the g6 has a glass back just like the S8 and new iphones, so will likely crack if dropped without a case. its a good phone which has sadly flown under the radar because of the S8, so I'd recommend it. I would also suggest looking at the oneplus 5t, as that has an all metal build so will likely be closer to your m8 in durability.
  7. Don't you just hate it when your ISP decides to give you a third of the speeds you pay for. Tried streaming some Overwatch and had tons of dropped frames, near 50%. I go on speedtest and discover the upload speed is 3.1 Mb/s, when we should be getting 9Mb/s. lovely.

    1. CircleTech

      CircleTech

      How recently did this happen? Sometimes with my ISP Comcast I notice slowdowns especially during bust times of the day.

    2. Thorium19

      Thorium19

      To be honest, the upload speed drop is only in the last week, but the download speeds have been at best half of advertised for the last few months, at all times of the day, even 4 in the morning. It's with sky in the UK though, so they can actually get away with it so long as some of their customers achieve the advertised speeds.

      If the upload speeds aren't back to where they are meant to be by tomorrow, I'll be giving them a call to sort it out however.

  8. Finally upgraded to fully SSD storage with a 1TB MX300. Noticably quicker loading games and other programs, and I have a new chair arriving tonight, finally I'll be able to game in comfort.

    1. STRMfrmXMN

      STRMfrmXMN

      Full SSD master race!

       

      Can't remember the last time I had to defrag or deal with stupid hard drive clutter since I've had SSDs only in laptops for 3 years now and an all-SSD desktop for over a year.

  9. 5/10, There's too much grading, too much going on. It almost looks like a painting it's that bright and lacking in shadows and dark areas that should be there. I was testing out my replacement Chinon 55mm F/1.4 lens, as I managed to drop and crack the rear element on my previous one. I managed to grab a newer one on Ebay, but I'd still like to repair the old one as it's a 70s vintage and it's my main go to lens alongside the Helios 44-2.
  10. Eh, if it can track location data and health data, specifically for use by emergency services, then I have no issue, it'd help with kidnapping, rape, murder cases etc. and could notify paramedics if someone is having a heart attack, or it could let carers in an old folks home know if someone is having a stroke, for example. The benefits outweigh the negatives if you ask me, so long as the data is encrypted and only sent to authorised people. Employers should only be able to access specific data at specific times of the day, whereas emergency services should be able to track it 24/7. If it can be used instead of giving employees plastic cards that they need to carry around with them, and can be reprogrammed if you change employer, then it's all the better for cutting down on waste as well.
  11. So I'm scrapping the 1TB SSD plan, going to get a 144Hz monitor instead. Considering the BenQ Zowie XL2430, although the Acer Predator XB241Hbmipr is a real temptation due to being G-sync. Time to start flipping coins and watching prices.

  12. The main issue so far is down to lack of information from Blizzard, leading many pros to quit teams, and with teams failing to get spots in the league, either due to cost or being outbid. Major teams like Fnatic, faze, NiP and dignitas all dropping their rosters shouldn't be happening, but if they're failing to win spots for the league then there's no point in keeping the team. Currently there's just EnvyUs, Rogue, Eunited, Liquid, C9, NRG (technically), misfits, immortals, toronto, renegades and LG evil left in the west for "major" teams, yet only 3 of them have spots in the league currently. Even Korea is dying out because of the dominance of Lunatic-Hai, Kongdoo panthera, LW Blue and AF blue as well as uncertainty in Blizzard. Everything basically can be summed up with this: Blizzard is failing to provide clear, concise information that is leading to uncertainty in Pros, orgs, investors and fans. Heck, even DSPStanky, MoonMoon and timthetatman are facing burnout and dropping the amount they stream overwatch, because competitive is stale and Blizzard are taking too long to fix things *cough* roadhog *cough*. This is because they keep appealing to the casual players and not the esports players, which should be the ones they are targeting as they are your long term player base.
  13. As a fellow Lucio main (one trick in my case) I'd say the PTR is a good place, due to the lack of effect on your mmr, but it's not always available if there isn't any new changes to be tested, in which case quick play is the best place, treat it like you'd be playing competitive, so try harding, and you'll quickly learn new heroes. I recommend playing with a couple friends if possible, as that's what I've done when one of my friends started to learn heroes other than soldier 76. Being a Lucio, I would dive in with them when they learnt Winston, and when they learnt tracer I would be able to keep up with them super easy, so could cause disruption and allow them to learn tracers aim without being solo focused. People will suggest custom games against AI such as the classic 6 Anas, headshot only, however it can be good but only really for hitscan, and it's no substitute for playing real people and their more random movements. So to sum it up, play quickplay with friends who can support you, both in playing seriously and in keeping you alive for longer to get a better grasp on the new heroes mechanics.
  14. So I got a google home from the "prime day" sales by currys, and since then I've added a chromecast enabled speaker, smart plug and soon another smartlight to go with the one I already have, all joining my gen 1 chromecast. I'm definitely not getting into smart home automation at all...

  15. Whilst it's not an amazon deal, Currys in the UK is having their own sale to rival prime day, and they have Google home down to £99 at the minute http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/smart-tech/smart-tech/smart-home/google-home-hands-free-smart-speaker-white-10161441-pdt.html?intcmp=home~google-home~price~dl-9~fourth~sale~pr~-~280617 as well as quite a lot of other tech deals
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