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tigerroast

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Just ordered an Asus RX 560, 4GB version. $125 from B&H. If I couldn't find one for a half-decent price (and I believe this to be a pretty good price), then I probably would've thrown the "all-AMD" idea out of my head and got a GTX 1050 Ti. I also definitely wanted 4GB VRAM because I didn't want Vulkan or even typical memory pressure to be the primary reason I upgrade down the line. The RX 560 is a perfectly serviceable card until I upgrade to a lower-end (if those come) Vega card in the name of new technology (HBM2 in particular).
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this discogs site might be dangerous for me !o_O

Just...whatever you do, please resist giving into the sharks unless you literally cannot find a piece anywhere else. In my experience, people on Discogs really do run their prices up much more than any other second-hand market. Yes, even more so than eBay. Just as an example, most limited-run tapes (if you're into that) often go for 3x their original price, shipping not included.
 

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Bruh, send me a care package.
I am not really an ice cream person, but I found a few good flavors by browsing that section of local grocery stores (and I don't just mean Ben and Jerry's). The Tonight Dough Starring Jimmy Fallon is pretty good, but overpriced imo, so I go with the double one from Friendly's (at Food Lion here, don't remember if you have those there). There are a couple varieties featuring Reese's peanut butter cups by Breyers (I think), and both are good, though I prefer the potent butter one to the chocolate one (the difference being the flavor off the ice cream). I think Wal-Mart has some good sounding flavors of their own. I can't remember which ones I tried it liked, but I really wanna try out the Break Up Brownie. Maybe that one would be good for @DrHAX. ;):p
 

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Hey then I could cry into it and my tears could add a nice flavoring of salt.
:'( it's so good!

Anyways I bought two new books on art. They were cheap and I'm using this damn trial of amazon prime to its fullest. 2 day free shipping HOI!!!

One which I felt is HIGHLY needed for me is one on colours and light. Yupe the two things I scratch my head at. Another one I got talks about story telling through art, it's aimed towards comic making, but I feel the information could be universal because it focuses on visual cues angles and how to get the most from it all.

I've already noticed a difference between my Ex's mindset and mine when it comes to learning. She wasn't willing to spend a dime to improve her craft, instead she invested her times into trying to make things quicker and cheaper for her... in the guise of making commissions. o_OShe's wasn't putting the cart before the horse.. she was putting a Wells Fargo stage coach before a Pygmy goat. xD


I just want to make pretty pictures:p
 

tigerroast

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I am not really an ice cream person, but I found a few good flavors by browsing that section of local grocery stores

So you decided to skimp sending me a care package by teaching me how to fish, huh? I see your angle.

(and I don't just mean Ben and Jerry's). The Tonight Dough Starring Jimmy Fallon is pretty good, but overpriced imo,...

All B&J's ice cream is overpriced, and it gets more and more ridiculous the further away you get from a chain supermarket. $5/pt at Wal-Mart, ~$5.70 at most local grocers, $6.25/pt at the gas station down the street.

Tonight Dough is good, but the cookie dough texture doesn't appeal to me.

...so I go with the double one from Friendly's (at Food Lion here, don't remember if you have those there).

We JUST got a Trader Joe's. The likelihood of a Food Lion (never heard of that either) existing in this damn swamp is near zero.

There are a couple varieties featuring Reese's peanut butter cups by Breyers (I think), and both are good, though I prefer the potent butter one to the chocolate one (the difference being the flavor off the ice cream).

I find the Talenti peanut butter cup ice cream to be far superior to the Breyer's. Maybe the much higher price adds a good flavor.

...I really wanna try out the Break Up Brownie. Maybe that one would be good for @DrHAX. ;):p

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Tonight Dough is good, but the cookie dough texture doesn't appeal to me.
I agree that the texture is kinda odd. I still like it overall better than most budget cookie dough ice cream I have tried. Most of the time I just skip the ice cream and go for actual cookie dough...we can go even further off topic with that discussion.

We JUST got a Trader Joe's. The likelihood of a Food Lion (never heard of that either) existing in this damn swamp is near zero.
We all don't have a Trader Joe's locally. The closest we have is an Aldi (aren't they the same company, but with more typical and budget friendly products at Aldi?). Food Lion is just a normal supermarket chain, nothing really special going on there. I only mentioned the store since it is the only place I know of with this brand.

I briefly lived up in the area where Friendly's is from (it is a restaurant chain), and had eaten there a couple times, but not enough to fall in love with what they make fresh, which is supposedly way better than what is sold in stores. It is kinda funny to me that Food Lion has their ice cream since Food Lion is more southern than Friendly's. I think someone mentioned that one of the nearby towns/cities has a Friendly's, but if I an willing to take a trip I can also go to Trader Joe's. They closed the Shoney's here a few years back. At least there are plenty of Waffle Houses here, not that I have eaten at one in like a decade. And Hardee's. And Krispy Kreme. And Cook Out (still a regional thing, pretty sure they are nowhere near you).


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I find the Talenti peanut butter cup ice cream to be far superior to the Breyer's. Maybe the much higher price adds a good flavor.
Yeah, I have never had any of their stuff, even the stuff on closeout/clearance at Food Lion (still expensive). We have a frozen dairy treat snob here that loves their mint something or other stuff. That stuff is why I don't get to try fancy shit very often. For me it is usually non-frozen dairy products...btw, Food Lion kinda sucks, because they don't have any havarti. Well, maybe at the section where you can get them to slice meat and cheese, but I don't personally get stuff from there.

Oh, haven't had it for a while, but if you like yogurt stuff, try some Siggi's skyr. It has spoiled me. Now I can't stand most other yogurt, even with the current Greek style fad thing going on (although there are a couple of those that are ok).

Do we have a dedicated food thread?
 

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Now I can control my Mini NES far away from the TV whitout cable, and it's supports the Home Button for the Reset Feature (Change the Game in the Menu of make a savestate)
 

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Most of the time I just skip the ice cream and go for actual cookie dough...

Bro, what? I don't understand you, man. Now I have an image in my head of someone buying a packet of cookie dough and unwrapping it on the move like a candy bar.

...we can go even further off topic with that discussion.

No!

We all don't have a Trader Joe's locally. The closest we have is an Aldi[...]

So...the off-brand Trader Joe's? At least half of your county isn't in that store at any given time...unlike the Trader Joe's out here.

They closed the Shoney's here a few years back.

But are you at all surprised?

At least there are plenty of Waffle Houses here, not that I have eaten at one in like a decade.

Waffle House is powerful. A full breakfast at 2:00 in the morning? No one else can provide.

And Cook Out (still a regional thing, pretty sure they are nowhere near you).

Never heard of it.

Yeah, I have never had any of their stuff, even the stuff on closeout/clearance at Food Lion (still expensive).

In a nutshell, Talenti's ice cream has next to no air in it, which is the main ingredient Breyer's and B&J use to bulk out their products. It has too much fat to be a proper gelato, but I can down a pint at will. I don't care.

We have a frozen dairy treat snob...

That's an odd title... "Hi, my name is Robert, and I'm a discerning garbage bag aficionado."


...here that loves their mint something or other stuff. That stuff is why I don't get to try fancy shit very often.

The fanciest I've tried is the Creole Creamery on Prytania St. and the Angelo Brocato's on one of the Carrolltons in New Orleans. Haven't had the chance to try that fancy Thai rolled ice cream yet though. One day...

...btw, Food Lion kinda sucks, because they don't have any havarti.

That's...a random-but-common thing to not have.

Well, maybe at the section where you can get them to slice meat and cheese, but I don't personally get stuff from there.

Wait, why not? The deli lady ain't gonna go over your head with a pizza knife, is she?

Oh, haven't had it for a while, but if you like yogurt stuff, try some Siggi's skyr. It has spoiled me.

The first time I saw Siggi's my brother pointed to the anime-style character on the front and called it Weeb Cream.

I actually have experience with making my own yogurt. Most store-bought stuff is alright, but fresh-made strained yogurt is FAR less tart. Most Greek yogurt cups are of high-enough quality to propagate through the milk quickly (relatively speaking, anyway; it usually takes a night to make the yogurt and 15min to strain). I even took one of my probiotic caps and made yogurt out of that, although the actual culture profile will eventually become such that only 5 or 6 of the supposed 40+ strains will outgrow the rest.

The most important thing, however, is the medium. grass-fed and Fairlife milk make great regular yogurt.

Now I can't stand most other yogurt, even with the current Greek style fad thing going on (although there are a couple of those that are ok).

Probably because of that aforementioned tartness. Some others, like Chobani, also may have more of a "cooked" taste. Like if you tried to make something out of dry milk.

Do we have a dedicated food thread?

Indeed. I feel like, after this post, one of the mods is gonna descend from the heavens and Batista Bomb me and RKO you. Followed by the People's Elbow.
 

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All of this talk of food and here I am skipping meals and debating on a 1 dollar bag of Fritos at work,
 

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@tigerroast, I don't recall seeing anything other than words and a picture of a plant to indicate flavor on any of the Siggi's stuff. I think it is extremely tart, if I understand the use of the term, compared to most yogurt. That and the texture are the two things that draw me to it.

I am pretty sure that you, being in a big city, have access to a wider variety of foods, in stores and restaurants, than I do. It is the local cuisine there that I would be all over.
 

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My books came in today. Whilst I was worried about buying a book on inking and composition and light and colours for tradition painting... I was incorrect to ever be. The inking book was aimed directly for story telling as it advertised. However in the prologue had an snippet from somebody at... yupe dreamworks animation...I Love how everything is linking together here folks! The book itself talks about how to tell a story from visuals. It talks about visual grammar.. The other book talks about light and colour. Literally but it goes into such depth of WHY and HOW comparing classical works, adn the artists own works. This isn't some typical artist.. this guy is a fantasy artist so seeing his work is eye brow raising. It touches on everything I was confused about or noticed but never knew what it was called.
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they both sent chills down my spine because they both touch on something I was struggling with. The framed ink book gave me goosebumps because it talks about giving the art purpose.. which sounds posh as hell, but coming from a writing background I understand what the author means. the guy does black and white scratchy inkings that look messy and a bit unattractive, but they have so much to them it's remarkable. And he explains how it works. This book is aimed towards graphic novels or animation.
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The second book color and light talks about the importance of colour and lighting... (No crap its the bloody title) But it gives examples of how everything affects everything and the relationships of colours and etc.
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Basically these two books are better then my damn art classes in school. they answer questions I never knew exactly how to ask. And I bought these two damn books on a whim because they were cheap and I had a trial of amazon prime. the Krita book cost more then them combined but holy crap are they invaluable tools.


Same with these figurines. to some these may look stupid and idiotic, but these were so worth the money. The ability to have a reference in any natural pose your mind can make is invaluable. Now I can do the exact actions of characters I have in my head, without having to spend countless minutes on google trying to find something that is only 32% accurate or piecing together and manipulating references.
Heres a quick example or four...
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The accessories and hands are excellent only gripe is that there's only a right handed gun hand. ( a few characters of mine shoot left handed.
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Also I got some stroke nibs for my cintiq. Which is a nib with a spring in them. I had them in my intuos 2 and they allow for you to 'flick' the pen in a natural way. its designed to simulate brush strokes but I've found it allows for me to emulate how I draw on paper quite well as it gives you a good balance of feel and weight. I could go on and on about the subtle nuances of this crap.. I'll just leave it at this is the nib I drew everything with because it allowed me to counteract using an old tablet on a netbook. With the cintiq companion these nibs should go far.. and when my damn holder for the pen comes in I should stop having it roll off into Narnia.

A few of the records came in the books shade one is amazing.
Edit: Scratch that this book shade album is literally my damn life right now... Every song is hitting me like a rocket powered cement truck.
 
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@tigerroast, I don't recall seeing anything other than words and a picture of a plant to indicate flavor on any of the Siggi's stuff.

Must've been the pack of yogurt sticks, then. Idk

I am pretty sure that you, being in a big city,...

Relative to its surroundings, anyway.

...have access to a wider variety of foods, in stores and restaurants, than I do. It is the local cuisine there that I would be all over.

Unfortunately, as a result of the city's reputation for good food, you're also forced to wade through a lot of bullshit, now more than ever. Some overpriced places around here do viral marketing on social media and have nothing special about them (Charcoal Bar & Grill, The Big Cheesy, maybe Ignacio's). Not to say that top-notch food and service can't be easily had, but you have to know ahead of time (or have someone play food guide).
 

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The accessories and hands are excellent only gripe is that there's only a right handed gun hand. ( a few characters of mine shoot left handed.
Mirror? Pic flipped in software?



Unfortunately, as a result of the city's reputation for good food, you're also forced to wade through a lot of bullshit, now more than ever. Some overpriced places around here do viral marketing on social media and have nothing special about them (Charcoal Bar & Grill, The Big Cheesy, maybe Ignacio's). Not to say that top-notch food and service can't be easily had, but you have to know ahead of time (or have someone play food guide).
Honestly, my preference when it comes to local food is someone whose family had lived in the region for generations and knows how to make the stuff from scratch. As a visitor that isn't always possible.
 

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I've bought a few things recently:

- Some simple cables to go with my Pyra. I can't wait for my unit to arrive. I've already waited more than 20 months, two more months is nothing compared to that :) Time flies, that's for sure.
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- Digitus DN-3023 USB3 Gb ETH interface. The AX88179 chipset is supported by Linux (of course). Works OOTB on Jessie.
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- Replacement lens for safety glasses
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- LiPo battery safe charge pack
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- RFID blocking credit card holder for those stupid PayPass cards. There seems to be no way to disable touch-to-pay functionality or at least to lower the no-password limit to zero. I've tested this with multiple POS terminals, works flawlessly [evil laugh]. Now where did I put my tinfoil hat? :D
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- Sony MDR7506. A very nice pair of headphones.
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- RTL-SDR software defined radio receiver. Taxi drivers have excellent traffic information :)
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- A borderless frame for a recently completed puzzle
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- Beard oil. Helps with Linux skills :)
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- Some parts for a USB to SATA 5V power cable. It seems the Pyra eSATA adapter board is going to have an internal style SATA connector. IMO this is somewhat problematic, because it is a data only connector. While one can use an external power supply for SATA devices, why sacrifice portability? According to the available pictures and schematics, the adapter board also has a USB 2.0 connector with full functionality. With my silly little cable, it may be possible to power 2.5" SATA devices directly from the Pyra. The other solution would be to use a power bank. Oh well, I guess my Pyra is going to look like a Raspberry Pi with all the cables and bells and whistles :D So the cable works as intended, but I still have to find out if the Pyra has enough juice to power a laptop hard drive. Hopefully that's not too far away in time.
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