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Volbet

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    Volbet got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, I've spend the entire weekend updating my network throughout the house, in anticipati   
    I've spend the entire weekend updating my network throughout the house, in anticipation of the 10Gb/s upgrade we're getting early next year.
    I'm lucky to have an unused chimney to route cables through, but it's still a pain in the ass. 10Gb/s equipment is also surprisingly expensive, I found. 
     
    Also, my trusty Boxee Box died after 10 years in service, so I bough an Nvidia Shield TV Pro as a replacement. It's not as user friendly, but it's certainly usable with Kodi on it.   
     
    But I did get my Bathory bootlegs, so I got that going for me:

  2. Informative
    Volbet got a reaction from like_ooh_ahh for a status update, I'm not really loving Android 11 so far. The new system-wide font is kinda rough on t   
    I'm not really loving Android 11 so far. 
     
    The new system-wide font is kinda rough on the eyes, and the reworked notifications shades seem rather unintuitive. The IOS-inspired media controls are nice, but way too few apps support it as of right now. 
    I do like the much finer privacy controls, but knowing Google it's not as private as they've made it out to be. 
     
    In extension of privacy, the future ID-cert function seem really cool, but I have my doubt it will be useful in the foreseeable future, as more government and private entities need to accept it as valid ID. 
     
    Somehow they've also managed to gimp the calculator, as the scientific options aren't as intuitive anymore on the keypad. 
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    Volbet got a reaction from like_ooh_ahh for a status update, 5G was finally activated in my area today. Now all I have to do is wait for the 5G to   
    5G was finally activated in my area today. Now all I have to do is wait for the 5G to activate in my cell plan. 
  4. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, One of the best things I've done this year is stay with my promise of reading one boo   
    One of the best things I've done this year is stay with my promise of reading one book a week. I've discovered so many interesting books and ideas from doing that.
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    Volbet got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, One of the best things I've done this year is stay with my promise of reading one boo   
    One of the best things I've done this year is stay with my promise of reading one book a week. I've discovered so many interesting books and ideas from doing that.
  6. Funny
    Volbet got a reaction from Tech_Dreamer for a status update, I've come to the conclusion that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an unoptimized piece   
    I've come to the conclusion that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an unoptimized piece of shit on the PC. 
    As fun as the game actually is, I can't get it to stop hard crashing at random. Every fix and solution is a miss, and every time I think I found a solution it hard crashes again. 
     
    Also, the sound would vanish if I had my sound device set to a 192KHz sampling rate. Apparently, the game doesn't like anything above 48KHz.  
  7. Agree
    Volbet got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, I just stumpled on the quarantine edition of Last Week Tonight: If ever there was an   
    I just stumpled on the quarantine edition of Last Week Tonight:
     
    If ever there was an existential crisis it's this. Everything else aside, the writing just doesn't work without an audience. It's like watching the Big Bang Theory without the laughtrack. It's just extremely unnatural and uncomfortable. 
     
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    Volbet got a reaction from like_ooh_ahh for a status update, I just stumpled on the quarantine edition of Last Week Tonight: If ever there was an   
    I just stumpled on the quarantine edition of Last Week Tonight:
     
    If ever there was an existential crisis it's this. Everything else aside, the writing just doesn't work without an audience. It's like watching the Big Bang Theory without the laughtrack. It's just extremely unnatural and uncomfortable. 
     
  9. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, My desk's audio section is getting a bit out of hand: I need a bigger desk or longer   
    My desk's audio section is getting a bit out of hand:

    I need a bigger desk or longer cables.
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    Volbet got a reaction from like_ooh_ahh for a status update, My desk's audio section is getting a bit out of hand: I need a bigger desk or longer   
    My desk's audio section is getting a bit out of hand:

    I need a bigger desk or longer cables.
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    Volbet got a reaction from Sharif for a status update, One thing that annoy me is that modern PC cases don't have 5.25" expansion bays. I st   
    One thing that annoy me is that modern PC cases don't have 5.25" expansion bays.
    I still buy quite a few CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, so having an optical drive is a must for me. And external optical drives are unreasonably expensive for some reason.
     
    So, I spend way too long cannibalizing an old external optical drive enclosure and I managed to replace the DVD drive with a Blu-ray:

    It's not pretty, but it's working and it saved me $150.
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    Volbet got a reaction from like_ooh_ahh for a status update, One thing that annoy me is that modern PC cases don't have 5.25" expansion bays. I st   
    One thing that annoy me is that modern PC cases don't have 5.25" expansion bays.
    I still buy quite a few CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, so having an optical drive is a must for me. And external optical drives are unreasonably expensive for some reason.
     
    So, I spend way too long cannibalizing an old external optical drive enclosure and I managed to replace the DVD drive with a Blu-ray:

    It's not pretty, but it's working and it saved me $150.
  13. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from Eschew for a status update, One thing that annoy me is that modern PC cases don't have 5.25" expansion bays. I st   
    One thing that annoy me is that modern PC cases don't have 5.25" expansion bays.
    I still buy quite a few CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, so having an optical drive is a must for me. And external optical drives are unreasonably expensive for some reason.
     
    So, I spend way too long cannibalizing an old external optical drive enclosure and I managed to replace the DVD drive with a Blu-ray:

    It's not pretty, but it's working and it saved me $150.
  14. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, Got the ruling in my second "real" court case today. It was luckily ruled in favor of   
    Got the ruling in my second "real" court case today. It was luckily ruled in favor of my client.
    Currently batting two for two in terms of in-person court proceedings.
  15. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, Got the ruling in my second "real" court case today. It was luckily ruled in favor of   
    Got the ruling in my second "real" court case today. It was luckily ruled in favor of my client.
    Currently batting two for two in terms of in-person court proceedings.
  16. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, Got the ruling in my second "real" court case today. It was luckily ruled in favor of   
    Got the ruling in my second "real" court case today. It was luckily ruled in favor of my client.
    Currently batting two for two in terms of in-person court proceedings.
  17. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from like_ooh_ahh for a status update, Instead of doing cheesy new year's resolutions, I would rather like to do a retrospec   
    Instead of doing cheesy new year's resolutions, I would rather like to do a retrospective on the year that passed. 
     
    2019 was as really good year for me. I got my degree in January and I've been able to work within my field ever since. I've been able to find the free time to engage with hobbies I had otherwise given up on. 
    I've also been able to read a lot more now than I did while I studied, leading myself going on a wide ideological and philosophical journey, It's not a journey that has any complete end in sight, but it's an enjoyable journey nonetheless. 
    In that regard, I do kinda cringe when I read my old point on philosophical topics: 
     
    I do still agree with the overarching message I tried to put forth in this post, but the execution was sloppy to say the least. 
     
    My only regret of the year is that I didn't travel more, but both India and Italy were very nice places to visit. 
     
    I hope the rest of you survived 2019 unscated and that got to do at least some of the things you wanted to do and got to achieve some of the goals you had. 
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    Volbet got a reaction from RGProductions for a status update, Instead of doing cheesy new year's resolutions, I would rather like to do a retrospec   
    Instead of doing cheesy new year's resolutions, I would rather like to do a retrospective on the year that passed. 
     
    2019 was as really good year for me. I got my degree in January and I've been able to work within my field ever since. I've been able to find the free time to engage with hobbies I had otherwise given up on. 
    I've also been able to read a lot more now than I did while I studied, leading myself going on a wide ideological and philosophical journey, It's not a journey that has any complete end in sight, but it's an enjoyable journey nonetheless. 
    In that regard, I do kinda cringe when I read my old point on philosophical topics: 
     
    I do still agree with the overarching message I tried to put forth in this post, but the execution was sloppy to say the least. 
     
    My only regret of the year is that I didn't travel more, but both India and Italy were very nice places to visit. 
     
    I hope the rest of you survived 2019 unscated and that got to do at least some of the things you wanted to do and got to achieve some of the goals you had. 
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    Volbet got a reaction from Rohith_Kumar_Sp for a status update, I finally got to see Parasite. Probably my favorite movie of the year. At least there   
    I finally got to see Parasite. Probably my favorite movie of the year.
    At least there was one big movie that managed to deal with French post-modernism in a meaningful way. I'm looking at you, Joker.
  20. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, I finally got to see Parasite. Probably my favorite movie of the year. At least there   
    I finally got to see Parasite. Probably my favorite movie of the year.
    At least there was one big movie that managed to deal with French post-modernism in a meaningful way. I'm looking at you, Joker.
  21. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from like_ooh_ahh for a status update, In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. This T   
    In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. 
    This Thursday I got the result and it was ruled in favor of me and my client. It's really nice to start off with a win, but I hope it won't get my expectations up too high. 
  22. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from Rohith_Kumar_Sp for a status update, In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. This T   
    In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. 
    This Thursday I got the result and it was ruled in favor of me and my client. It's really nice to start off with a win, but I hope it won't get my expectations up too high. 
  23. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from FloRolf for a status update, In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. This T   
    In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. 
    This Thursday I got the result and it was ruled in favor of me and my client. It's really nice to start off with a win, but I hope it won't get my expectations up too high. 
  24. Like
    Volbet got a reaction from muito_gostoso for a status update, In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. This T   
    In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. 
    This Thursday I got the result and it was ruled in favor of me and my client. It's really nice to start off with a win, but I hope it won't get my expectations up too high. 
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    Volbet got a reaction from Bananasplit_00 for a status update, In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. This T   
    In the beginning of December I had my first ever court proceeding as a lawyer. 
    This Thursday I got the result and it was ruled in favor of me and my client. It's really nice to start off with a win, but I hope it won't get my expectations up too high. 
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