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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Side hustle: Mayor of Kenja Staff Member

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    Got a new laptop to replace my aged one, the MSI G65 THIN 9SEXR-249 Gaming Laptop, it's 15'6", just big enough for my eyes to ogle:

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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    It looks nice. Your photos expected when it arrives.
     
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    Calliers Side hustle: Mayor of Kenja Staff Member

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    Alrighty. And thanks.
     
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    Calliers Side hustle: Mayor of Kenja Staff Member

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    So I just ordered this as I figured a) I'd have to order 8GB DDR4 RAM anyways (and I did my best to match it to hopefully the 8GB stick that will already be in the laptop) and b) RAM is probably the more important of the upgrades, I can live with a 512GB SSD for a while.

    And as for a mouse, I'll mostly be using this laptop as a console replacement of sorts so all of the games I play will be on my TV and be with a gamepad.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM 2666MHz:

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  5. Calliers

    Calliers Side hustle: Mayor of Kenja Staff Member

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    Tt eSPORTS MO-BKV-WDLGBK-01 Black FP Biometric Gaming Mouse (for my new laptop):

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    And a mouse pad to go with it, the SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface - Medium Stitched Edge Cloth:

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  6. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    I've been using one of these for quite a few years now. Holding up very well. And, I like how I can use the dashboard to set mouse speed, etc. :)
     
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    Calliers Side hustle: Mayor of Kenja Staff Member

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    You're actually the main reason I bought one. You always seemed to be singing praises for this particular brand. :)
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    It actually IS the very best mouse I have ever owned and used!
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    As the current times of Covid, Coupled up with good weather and i am finding it very difficult to get to my Bank due to limited opening times..

    And living in a area that is ok, But i would not be comfortable leaving too much cash in the house either. I simply do not want hard earned cash to disappear into the wrong hands....

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    Calliers Side hustle: Mayor of Kenja Staff Member

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    Having a safe in the house is quite important.

    Make sure it is well hidden.
     
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    Yeah.. this baby's not that small, Cal. Looks like the medium. so... 10 x 14 x 10? Something like that. The size of 2 sneaker boxes on top of each other.
     
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    Small, And i would not trust a Battery operated pin pad without the back up of overide key.

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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Going to see how well this works in my own PC. If it does well, my son will buy it from me when he gets the funds for it.
     
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    First Movie purchase for some time.... ;)

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    Is this an actual war movie or just happens to take place during a war and across a battlefield?
     
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    I have not watched it yet...



    From Wiki....

    On 6 April 1917, aerial reconnaissance has observed that the German army, which has pulled back from a sector of the Western Front in northern France, is not in retreat but has made a strategic withdrawal to the new Hindenburg Line, where they are waiting to overwhelm the British with artillery. In the British trenches, with field telephone lines cut, two young British soldiers, Lance Corporals William Schofield, a veteran of the Somme, and Tom Blake, are ordered by General Erinmore to carry a message to Colonel Mackenzie of the Second Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, calling off a scheduled attack that would jeopardise the lives of 1,600 men, including Blake's brother Lieutenant Joseph Blake.

    Schofield and Blake cross no man's land to reach the abandoned German trenches. In an underground barracks, they discover a tripwire, that the Germans set to kill anyone inside it, which is promptly triggered by a rat. The explosion almost kills Schofield, but Blake saves him, and the two escape. They arrive at an abandoned farmhouse, where a German plane is shot down in a dogfight with Allied aircraft. Schofield and Blake save the burned pilot, but the pilot stabs Blake and is shot dead by Schofield. Schofield comforts Blake as he dies, promising to complete the mission and to write to Blake's mother. Taking Blake's rings and dog tag, as well as Erinmore's letter, he is picked up by a passing British unit.

    A destroyed canal bridge near Écoust-Saint-Mein prevents the British lorries from crossing, and Schofield chooses to part with them. He uses what is left of the bridge to cross alone, and comes under fire from a German sniper. Exchanging shots, Schofield wounds the sniper and advances into his nest, whereupon he and the sniper shoot each other simultaneously; the sniper is killed, while Schofield is knocked out. He regains consciousness at night, and finds the town in flames. He finds a French woman hiding with an infant. She treats his wounds, and he gives her and the infant his canned food and milk from the farm. Despite the woman's pleas, Schofield leaves, after hearing the chimes of a nearby clock that it is morning and time is running out. Pursued by German soldiers, he escapes by jumping into a river. He is swept over a waterfall before reaching the riverbank. In the forest, he finds the Company of the 2nd Devons, which is in the last wave of the attack. As the company starts to move toward the front, Schofield tries to reach Colonel Mackenzie.

    Realising that the trenches are too crowded for him to make it to Mackenzie in time, Schofield sprints across the open battlefield, just as the infantry begins its charge. He forces his way into meeting Mackenzie, who reads the message and reluctantly calls off the attack. Schofield then finds Joseph, who was among the first wave but is unscathed. Schofield tells Joseph of his mission and that his brother Tom is dead, passing on Tom's rings and dog tag to Joseph. Joseph is deeply upset about his brother but thanks Schofield for his efforts. Schofield asks to write to their mother about Tom's heroics, to which Joseph agrees. Exhausted, Schofield sits under a tree, looking at photographs of his wife and children.
     
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    On 6 April 1917, aerial reconnaissance has observed that the German army, which has pulled back from a sector of the Western Front in northern France, is not in retreat but has made a strategic withdrawal to the new Hindenburg Line, where they are waiting to overwhelm the British with artillery. In the British trenches, with field telephone lines cut, two young British soldiers, Lance Corporals William Schofield, a veteran of the Somme, and Tom Blake, are ordered by General Erinmore to carry a message to Colonel Mackenzie of the Second Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, calling off a scheduled attack that would jeopardise the lives of 1,600 men, including Blake's brother Lieutenant Joseph Blake.

    Schofield and Blake cross no man's land to reach the abandoned German trenches. In an underground barracks, they discover a tripwire, that the Germans set to kill anyone inside it, which is promptly triggered by a rat. The explosion almost kills Schofield, but Blake saves him, and the two escape. They arrive at an abandoned farmhouse, where a German plane is shot down in a dogfight with Allied aircraft. Schofield and Blake save the burned pilot, but the pilot stabs Blake and is shot dead by Schofield. Schofield comforts Blake as he dies, promising to complete the mission and to write to Blake's mother. Taking Blake's rings and dog tag, as well as Erinmore's letter, he is picked up by a passing British unit.

    A destroyed canal bridge near Écoust-Saint-Mein prevents the British lorries from crossing, and Schofield chooses to part with them. He uses what is left of the bridge to cross alone, and comes under fire from a German sniper. Exchanging shots, Schofield wounds the sniper and advances into his nest, whereupon he and the sniper shoot each other simultaneously; the sniper is killed, while Schofield is knocked out. He regains consciousness at night, and finds the town in flames. He finds a French woman hiding with an infant. She treats his wounds, and he gives her and the infant his canned food and milk from the farm. Despite the woman's pleas, Schofield leaves, after hearing the chimes of a nearby clock that it is morning and time is running out. Pursued by German soldiers, he escapes by jumping into a river. He is swept over a waterfall before reaching the riverbank. In the forest, he finds the Company of the 2nd Devons, which is in the last wave of the attack. As the company starts to move toward the front, Schofield tries to reach Colonel Mackenzie.

    Realising that the trenches are too crowded for him to make it to Mackenzie in time, Schofield sprints across the open battlefield, just as the infantry begins its charge. He forces his way into meeting Mackenzie, who reads the message and reluctantly calls off the attack. Schofield then finds Joseph, who was among the first wave but is unscathed. Schofield tells Joseph of his mission and that his brother Tom is dead, passing on Tom's rings and dog tag to Joseph. Joseph is deeply upset about his brother but thanks Schofield for his efforts. Schofield asks to write to their mother about Tom's heroics, to which Joseph agrees. Exhausted, Schofield sits under a tree, looking at photographs of his wife and children.


    I don't read wiki on movies. I don't want spoilers.
    I hope it is good and you enjoy it.
     
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  18. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    From that description, the latter. It follows two chaps on an errand. Apart from very obvious sections, visually, it appears to follow the characters in a single take (I.e.: no camera cuts), which is very impressive imo.
     
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    It has been done before, but it is always fun to watch such scenes/movies. Thank you. I guess I will have to watch it sooner or later.
     
  20. Calliers

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    Tommy Hilfiger slides (to replace my worn Adidas ones):

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