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  1. For those who like such things...
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  3. I run a 3440 x 1440 on a old GTX 1080. A 2070 is faster. Mine is a 34" too and i love it. but it's 60Hz, so yours should be very nice. Hmm, not sure what the extra Hz will demand of your GPU though. I've never installed a game that won't run at my resolution. On the odd occasion, the res isn't in the standard list, but on those rare occasions, there is a tweak in a .ini to get it to work. I don't tend to play ancient games, so that's where Elovia's (or "old father time's") point might come from. Jet-Set Willy never ran at 1080p.
  4. I'm building this post over time, as i'm too tired to finish it now, but want to get something down. I bought and built the new music setup around 18 month ago and documented it here: I must have been tired. I'd forgotten i'd even started it! The original intention was to move the hifi into the study, but it won't fit - the room is far bigger in my imagination than in reality. So the hifi is still in the lounge next to the TV. Although the hifi sounds really nice, i only use it only once every month or two. But the speakers are 1st class, which all seem like a bit of a waste of kit. We do watch TV every night nearly, and enjoy the 7 year old Yamaha amp and 5.1 speaker system every night. But i'm sat there listening to the AV with these KEF eggs. Which are nice-n-shit, but they're eggs. ...and all the time i'm staring at these beauty's doing nothing. Monitor Audio Gold GX300. So, i'm sitting there looking at a post in AVForums, and this chaps has a setup using his hifi speakers as 5.1 front speakers. I had a huge "doh" moment. Not only can I use these speakers, but they're far superior AND i can then reuse the spare eggs to give myself 7.1. With very little outlay. However, initial excitement over, it turns out you can't just plug both the AV amp and the hifi amp into the same set of speakers -even though the speakers have 2 connections each, without blowing either amp or speakers, or both. So my choices were to buy an amp switch, like this... Or run front speakers by running from pre-outs on the AV amp, into the hifi amp and then to the big speakers. Unfortunately, my AV amp, which, although brilliant was budget brilliant, and doesn't have pre-outs. As we've managed to save a bit since Christmas, i treated the family to a new AV amp. A slightly uprated class of amplifier than the Yamaha. A Denon AVR X-3500H I've spent the last week just getting it plugged in, understanding how it all works, and trying to get the best from the various sources. My next step is to move it all, and join it all together. My TV is in its own cabinet in the corner of the lounge, with the PS4, a set-top-box, and AV amp. I need to move it into the bay window space, which is more central to the room, and bring it together with the hifi amp and network streamer. Then place the speakers in their new positions. I'm not convinced the hifi will fit in the AV cabinet. I'll post some photos when it's finished.
  5. In addition to the new prequel series, Amazon have their sights set on a new MMO too. I find myself more excited by this than i have any right to be. Reactions?
  6. I played for 30 mins...
  7. Played FC5 and currently enjoying FC New Dawn. I really enjoy these games. I think it's the: pick it up when you like, immersiveness, open and airy, atmospheric escapism of it. Nana, as a support character, is just so funny. 80-odd year old sniper.
  8. Cheers mate. Lovely looking place. I smiled when i saw they have a "Snyder" hall room. I might have missed some of it, but i don't think it's the type of cabin-by-a-lake we're looking for. We're looking for a private cabin that only we are staying in. Like this... Also, i've visited both Yosemite and Glacier nat park already, and would prefer to go somewhere i've not been before, which pretty much knocks the west side of the US out of the park. Thanks for the suggestions though.
  9. Thinking about next years travels. It's been a dream of mine to rent a lakeside cabin, somewhere very green like the Adirondacks, or Vermont. Doesn't need to be a hot place - would in fact prefer it to not be hot - but not freezing either. Somewhere not to far from civilisation, and somewhere we won't all get butt-raped or murdered. Does anyone have any experience of this sort of break away?
  10. Just don't foul anyone in the penalty area.
  11. I take it he wasn't the best. Or is that a good thing?
  12. Whoops. I linked the wrong video. That's MY house.
  13. My colleague brought his drone along and took this video. I was literally in the middle of a conference session on the 3rd floor when i saw his drone shooting past the window.
  14. Pining for the Fjords!
  15. Most years i attend a staff development conference in deepest darkest mid Wales, at a place called Gregynog (pronounce Gregunog). It's owned by the Uni of Wales, so we get ready access to it. The original building has evolved over time, but was first built over 800 years ago (which means it had already been there for 300 years when Columbus took his trip). About 50-60 IT Professionals in Education attend, some of whom deliver presentations on what's new in tech. It's a 3 day conference. I deliver a quiz and Chair a few sessions. IT suppliers sponsor the event and that pays for all the food and beer. We have a really good time. It's has a very old coach and horses stop, with a classical cobbled courtyard and stables enclosed by buildings. My room was on the courtyard. The first night i arrived, i saw what i eventually worked out to be a dead bat on the cobbles with it's head down in a puddle. It was tiny, and i took it to be young. I picked it up and poked around with it for a while, and took it into the room to see it in the light. After a few mins, i could swear i saw an incredibly slight movement, which couldn't be explained by gravity. I poked it a bit more vigorously and eventually decided it still had a tiny bit of life left. But similarly certain it was going to die very soon. Having no clue how to revive a nearly-dead baby-bat, i put it on a towel in my room and folded the towel on top of it. Next morning, no change - barely perceptible reactions to poking and proddings. I returned at lunchtime to find this. So I placed the towel on the window sill and it flew off within seconds.