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by KiwiDave
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Rtx 30 series cards
Replies: 82
Views: 5351

Re: Rtx 30 series cards

A friend of mine who I talk nerd with on occasion said he thought GFX cards were going to drop in price finally toward the end of this year following the crypto crash. I'd like to believe that's true and not just wishful thinking - I have a soft spot for those Nvidia cards with the Noctua fans.
by KiwiDave
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 5348
Views: 434684

Re: Randomness

All I'm taking from this as I watch it Mik, is that you're FUCKED if you're ever on a sinking ship.
by KiwiDave
Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you got that's one of a kind?
Replies: 43
Views: 707

Re: What have you got that's one of a kind?

A reasonable understanding of material science is great - you wouldn't believe some of the shit that gets put in marketing which is total hokum. :lol:
by KiwiDave
Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you got that's one of a kind?
Replies: 43
Views: 707

Re: What have you got that's one of a kind?

It'd be fascinating to dive down the rabbit of what particularly combination of spectral characteristics like resonance and damping gives the subjective "warm" "dry" impressions. There are a LOT of variables. As I recently discovered, though thankfully not to my expense, you can...
by KiwiDave
Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone any (genuine) expertise in binoculars?
Replies: 23
Views: 448

Re: Anyone any (genuine) expertise in binoculars?

dinny_g wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:06 pm Don’t listen to Dave Mik… he’s a glass snob… ;) :)
:o :oops:
mik wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:40 am I have made a mental note to never look through a pair of Leicas so my happiness remains intact. :)
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by KiwiDave
Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Best driving games(Xbox one/PC)
Replies: 34
Views: 1084

Re: Best driving games(Xbox one/PC)

I have to admit, I'm finding my rig is making the world of difference to playing the games over anything else I've tried. Robust is good!
by KiwiDave
Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Lego
Replies: 912
Views: 106466

Re: Lego

I'd love to know the business model behind these. The Camaro is cool no doubt, but perhaps not a universal icon like the Mini or the Mustang. So is it relying on a large bunch of sales in the US to all the Camaro fanboys or is it simply using the 'very cool old car, car geeks will buy it' angle to m...
by KiwiDave
Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: The House Projects Thread
Replies: 1703
Views: 128665

Re: The House Projects Thread

So we've had one builder round to check over the two fucked bathroom floors, another was due but cancelled due to COVID, to return soon fingers crossed. While we were at it, we mentioned that two of the three Valsir in-wall toilets leak so much water they're ruining our water bill despite having the...
by KiwiDave
Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you got that's one of a kind?
Replies: 43
Views: 707

Re: What have you got that's one of a kind?

I think my coolness increased significantly just by reading that! TIL a whole bunch of interesting stuff on drum materials! Many thanks KD! Now I want to know what a carbon fibre reinforced ebony drum would sound like. There's probably a Python script for the calculations already... Anyway, certain...
by KiwiDave
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone any (genuine) expertise in binoculars?
Replies: 23
Views: 448

Re: Anyone any (genuine) expertise in binoculars?

See every customer I ever sold them to. :lol: Last people I recommended them to was a couple of representatives from an Iwi (Tribe) here who were going on a science voyage back the Kermadec Islands. They weren't scientists but they wanted to be able to see whales and birds and maybe use them to gaze...
by KiwiDave
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone any (genuine) expertise in binoculars?
Replies: 23
Views: 448

Re: Anyone any (genuine) expertise in binoculars?

I used to sell them a lot when I worked in the camera stores. By the sounds of it you've arrived at about the right choice for them - 8 or 10x42 were pretty popular and a sweet spot. Higher mag and you couldn't hold them still without the stabilisation models, bigger elements and they weighed too mu...
by KiwiDave
Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have you got that's one of a kind?
Replies: 43
Views: 707

Re: What have you got that's one of a kind?

Good call on the artworks - I hadn't thought of that. I have a few small pieces which are one-offs, but as pointed out, I guess all oil paintings are? Inconel drum - the construction of it is a rolled and welded shell so that's already hard. The guy tends to price his shells in number of drill bits ...
by KiwiDave
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: NCG conversations
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: NCG conversations

Wilspeed wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:32 pm
Mito Man wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:46 am I met an Alfa enthusiast who was a NCG today
There's no such thing, you've been had.
I was just about to say 'Patrick will have a field day with that!' and here you are! :lol:
by KiwiDave
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have you got that's one of a kind?
Replies: 43
Views: 707

Re: What have you got that's one of a kind?

Two of my snare drums are kinda unique - one which is almost a production model but I managed to have it named (in lieu of serial numbers) after my mother in memory of her. The second has a badge with my signature on it. Third one in bound soon-ish, that one uses a standard shell and hardware (I say...
by KiwiDave
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shinzo Abe
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Shinzo Abe

Such a huge deal for Japan - really feel sorry for them.
by KiwiDave
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shinzo Abe
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Shinzo Abe

Ex Japanese PM, shot while giving a speech and not in a good way.

Clicky

Fairly big deal in Japan where gun crime is almost unheard of. :shock:
by KiwiDave
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Gran Turismo 7
Replies: 37
Views: 1491

Re: Gran Turismo 7

Currently exploiting a glitch that gets you limitless tickets to win fancy ass engines for engine swapping. Had to bust my ass this week to get far enough in the game to unlock the levels where the ticket is released in order to expose the glitch. 13/16 of the engines and counting while I spin the r...
by KiwiDave
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 5348
Views: 434684

Re: Randomness

The island is cut off by the tide twice a day - it’s to get to it when the tide is in. I’ve not just been on it, my ex-stepson got to drive it 😎 (just steering, but so nice of the driver to let him). That's the most delightfully old-school, utterly mental, yet entirely practical solution for that p...
by KiwiDave
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 5348
Views: 434684

Re: Randomness

What in seven shades of fuck is that sea tractor all about!? Just, why? :shock:

Still I bet the driver had a nice pint of mead to warm up after that...
by KiwiDave
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Gran Turismo 7
Replies: 37
Views: 1491

Re: Gran Turismo 7

Just getting into this now and really enjoying it so far - suspect I'm not deep enough in yet to notice new cars added, but more the merrier!