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  1. I don't disagree with the OP that people are... mistaken about how far they hit the ball. I fail to see what handicap has to do with distance though. I've seen all sizes of people spray the ball all over the place every distance possible so I don't think handicap has much to do with it.
  2. Was playing with a buddy once and we were hitting our second shots on a par 4. Some jackwads teed off thinking we were far enough ahead and hit my buddy on the ribcage right around where his elbow would be with arms at rest. He was a stocky guy so he knelt down for a bit and then got up and walked it off. I got hit in the thigh by a bouncing shank from an an old lady a few years ago. No warning and no apology in both cases. I've never hit someone but like I mentioned in another thread I hit a goose during 2 different rounds the same year the old woman hit me.
  3. Yeah I've had the Samsung 4 TB SSD bookmarked for almost a year on newegg and Amazon. It was $1500 or something ridiculous at first and now it's $600. I'd be comfortable buying it at $600 but since I'm in no hurry I'll probably wait for for black friday and see if it drops some more. I bought my current 500 GB SSD for about $400 6 years ago and it was one of the biggest SSDs at the time so I agree the trend with these things is nice. I'm not much of a fan of the cyberpunk theme either but I'm sure I'll pick it up eventually. It's really the only AAA title game I've heard anything about for 2019 which seems odd. Maybe that means there's a lot of good things lined up for 2020.
  4. Compared to a nice long career? Plus, when he had the chance to stand behind his word he took the money and ran. I don't know what the price of a reputation is but it's clearly less than whatever the NFL paid him.
  5. Of course it'll be a jon snow + danerys partnership, duh! 👍
  6. They didn't collude to keep him out of the league, unless you consider refusing to hire someone who is extremely bad for business collusion. The guy is a tool bag of the highest order and got what was coming to him imo.
  7. I've owned 2 Dells over the years and they were the only computers I've ever owned that had stuff break on them. Absolute garbage machines, and ironically they were the most money I've ever spent on computers. I will never, EVER buy a Dell again for the rest of my life. Alienware I think has always been incredibly overpriced but simply being owned by Dell now is enough to ensure that I personally would never touch one of those machines either. Anyway, I built my current machine several years ago after buying all the parts off newegg. It's the first time I've done it and I'll never go back to buying pre-built machines, so yeah I'd definitely recommend doing it yourself. GPUs are a bit of a bugbear still because the stupid bitcoin miners buy them up and make the prices insane. The dual GPU SLI/Crossfire stuff is kind of a fad I think but even if it wasn't I think the bitcoin nonsense would make it unaffordable anyway. A top of the line card will probably run you $1000-$1400. Lastly, I do have the items I need wish-listed on newegg so I can watch the prices but I have a feeling I won't be buying anything until the black friday/cyber monday sales next fall. It seems like the only time you can get things at decent prices.
  8. I watched this recently as well. I thought it was a great movie but I'm a fan of Mads Mikkelson anyway and I'll watch just about any action movie I stumble across. Ultra-violent though for sure so this definitely might not be for everyone.
  9. Picked up a pair of 43" 4K monitors for my desktop and tried to play some games on the new settings. Like I figured I'll need to upgrade a couple other things to make things playable on max settings at 4K. Ha Anyway, picked up a bunch of games during the holiday sale on Steam. Galactic Civilization 3 is as fun as I hoped. Stellaris is interesting. Divinity: Original Sin is a solid RPG. There are several more I haven't even touched because I know they'll be unplayable at 4K.
  10. Exactly, which is why I couldn't understand how this case wouldn't be a walk in the park for the NFL. There must have been something in the CBA/NFLPA that gave him just enough footing where the NFL couldn't tell him to pound sand.
  11. Haha, this guy is exactly the douchebag so many people thought he was.
  12. Nice. I would have went with a 2080 TI over the 1070s actually, but the rest looks solid. I'd try Deus Ex: Mankind Divided if you want to see a great looking game that takes some power to max out.
  13. Yeah it is. I picked up a bundle for Darksiders 1 and 2 on Steam for like 5 bucks a few years ago and was amazed it was that cheap. Such a great all-around series.
  14. 1981 silver 2-door Dodge Champ hatchback. Grandparent's car but he never drove it so it was a loaner for my last couple years of highschool. Chick repellent car.
  15. Picked up a couple games during the steam sale. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, and Dragon's Dogma. Both games are a bit older now but are entertaining. Dragon's Dogma is what Skyrim should have been like.
  16. Well, I'm obviously doing something wrong... Edit: Or maybe not, I guess it's hard for me to tell where a 4 iron peaks since it's a ways out there, or at least further than a wedge.
  17. I almost impulse bought one shortly after I started playing but then I learned about the markers and flag colors and got around fine on those things. I wouldn't mind having one now for courses that are poorly marked and for checking yardages after I hit my shot but the cost is just too high for fluff things like that imo.
  18. I'm not saying you're bragging, or lying, or anything like that. I simply think there are very few good ways of measuring yardages out there. I think a lot of people resort to eyeballing it or referring to simulators or don't fully account for weather or terrain or some other thing and all of that stuff adds up. Like I said though if you hit it that far then I would simply work on aiming.
  19. I'm pretty skeptical of your distances. I mean... I remember a 210 yard hole Spieth hit a 5 iron on and it came up just short and you hit a shorter club 210-225? OoooooooooK. Maybe you're just a beast I guess? The thing that jumped out at me was the store simulator. I don't trust those things at all. When I got my clubs fitted I knew nothing about the game and the machine was telling me I was driving the ball 275 yards. There was simply no way. Anyway, I think hitting the ball high is almost never a problem. If it was costing you yards, which according to these herculean stats probably isn't the case, then I would maybe change some things but to me it looks like you just need to learn to aim better.
  20. Sure, but what will that actually accomplish? Say I know the secret and the conspirators threaten the well-being of my family members. If I tell the world the secret I can say "Oh and they'll kill my family now" which will only make my story look more true if they do. And what would be the point of killing people at that point anyway since it won't put the cat back in the bag? It seems to me if the conspirators didn't trust me they'd be better off simply killing me as soon as they decided a threat was necessary. I didn't realize it until now but it's actually kind of amusing to talk about conspiracies this way because oddly the logistics of pulling off such a thing as a worldwide, 1500 year old secret society (for example) pales in comparison to the unpredictability of human nature. And lastly did you ever wonder about the Bond movies where the maniac billionaire builds a secret military base in the desert or on the bottom of the ocean and fills it with nameless henchmen? Does the janitor in that place really have an undying loyalty to Bond's nemesis? How much could they possibly be paying that guy? What's his motivation if not money? Does he share the same thirst for world domination as his boss? lol... The things people overlook for the sake of a story.
  21. Actually though now that I think about it technically they are right. Ha.. I'm trying to think back to physics stuff and if I remember right even something that is rotating at a constant angular rate is accelerating because the vector is constantly changing. So according to the scientific definition we are indeed accelerating yet we don't feel it. It might be kinda fun to be part of this flat earth movement and troll scientists with their own ideas.
  22. I don't remember a tree being in the way but you also can't quite get at the window because they've got a small piece of that corner walled off with glass panels to re-create the scene. You can stand several feet to the right of the spot and see down the street though. It's a fantastic spot to snipe from because the street goes dead straight away from the window and there would be no left or right movement to keep the crosshairs on someone in a car. But yeah I'm not sure what has changed in the area over the years so maybe it was more challenging back in the day. I agree completely. People can't even keep a secret between a handful of friends and I'm expected to believe a thousand or ten thousand or hundred thousand people are colluding on something and over the course of decades or centuries without a peep? Yeah right. What about the people who are about to die of old age or from disease? What do they have to lose by spilling the beans? I find it extremely hard to believe someone somewhere wouldn't send a package to a media company on the way out... Now that is funny. I would like to see them explain what moving feels like because last I knew the only thing humans can feel is acceleration.
  23. Out of all the conspiracies the flat earth thing never made sense to me because you can see for yourself that it's not true several times a month for your entire life. The Oswald thing is pretty amusing too. I don't know how many documentaries I've seen where they say it was an impossible shot, he needed help, blah blah blah. I've been through that book depository twice and it really is a neat thing to tour but when you go up to the window and see the X on the street it's like pffffffffffffft. I'm hardly a marksman but I would give myself a 60% chance of being able to hit someone in the head with an open sight pellet gun at that angle and distance let alone a real gun with a scope. Anyway, I would encourage anyone interested in that event go tour the place because when you see how small it is between the window, the street, and the knoll it seems almost impossible to have the mass confusion and fairy tale that gets portrayed in books and TV shows.
  24. I generally won't even consider a sports movie unless it's a comedy. Football: Water Boy Baseball: Major League Golf: Happy Gilmore or Caddyshack, both are great. Auto Racing: Does Mad Max count?
  25. I haven't used GN in 3 years. There is apparently just no course in Idaho that uses the service, but even before I stopped using it the great deals started getting much harder to find. I'm a little surprised it's still going actually because, yeah, it looked like they were getting greedy with the fees and like courses were having a change of heart about the prices they were putting out there.
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