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Aaron

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  1. Investments

    Any recommendations for good investments if you have the money? I have some cash lying around, not sure what to invest it in. My suggestions are: 1. Property 2. Nintendo stocks pre pokemon-switch big announcement 3. Nvidia stocks just cos they are have a monopoly on graphics cards or if you are slightly more into risk 4. Crypto 1k each in a couple of lowkey coins and see what happens I have some cash which is just not being used and I think I'd like to use it. I'd most like to buy some property but that involves some loop holes which will make it difficult because I work for an agency and therefore self employed. i.e. they will probably ask me for double the deposit rather than the usual which just makes me feel like its waste of potential cash to invest. I'm asking cos I know there are people WAY smarter than me who would have used the cash I have now and probably tripled it at a minimum.
  2. Investments

    yup just seems like really fucking easy money if ur at all invested in video games. and despite knowing whats gonna be released, the video hype is always ridiculous. wait til a proper pokemon 3D rpg is announced.. no matter what, it will spike crazy hype levels.
  3. Turn A Video Game Into A Film

    Zelda. Would easily be the most beautiful film ever. TLOU, Bioshock and Witcher would make £££££££.
  4. Deadpool 2

    I felt like the kid was just really irritating and mis-cast. In the first deadpool, him and to a lesser extent, his girlfriend has ATTITUDE... which I liked. It made them stand out. In this film everyone had a bit too much sass about them.. for example the fat crazy kid and i felt their charisma didn't shine though.
  5. Gaming laptops..

    When my MBP dies (or if it ever does), I'm considering buying a windows machine because the new macbook pros look awful (no best in-class keyboard, no hdmi, no usb a ports, no mag safe adaptor, no gaming capabilities) and then just buying the cheapest iMac I can afford [as I feel they are excellent value given u get a beautiful screen included] if I miss the apple ecosystem. Just keeping an eye on the options and I've seen: 1. Surfacebook Pro 2 - honestly this thing looks phenomenal but a bit pricey. GTX 1060 w/great battery life, phenomenal build quality, a detachable screen for a 3-5 hour tablet, works with an apple pencil so its a digital sketchpad... honestly the fact this exists and I bought an ipad pro really pisses me off 2. Alienware 13''' OLED - 13 inch OLED screen with a 1060 in 13'' form factor Any thoughts for people in the market?
  6. Gaming laptops..

    rei i just tried "game streaming" using parsec and my MBP and I was pleasantly surprised by the experienced. only used it via local network, going to try mobile phone now tethering but it seems like a semi-decent solution for games not requiring crazy reflexes. Granted I am streaming a 720p screen, looks balls on my MBP screen but a shitty little ultrabook might make it a bit more palatable.
  7. Gaming laptops..

    I was not aware of this... so I can buy a 10xx card and sync it from a freesync monitor?
  8. Gaming laptops..

    I understand what you mean but from user experience, I've seen people saying gsync has been much better than free sync. I already understand freesync is open. However if I'm going to invest in a 120hz ultrawide monitor, I feel more confident in NVIDIA bringing cards to the table to power it than AMD. I'd rather get a 1070 for it being quieter, more efficient. I get that the AMD cards are more future proof with better vulkan/dx12 support but I can't stand a noisier card for the performance increase in some titles. In the UK for an extra £100 you get a 1080ti over the vega 64 btw. Which just smokes everything [and is the only graphics card I'm currently looking at unless the 1070/1060 have more price drops]
  9. Gaming laptops..

    i'll hold fire but i dont expect anything from AMD. gsync > freesync and although freesync comes with no price premium, AMD are 18 months behind NVIDIA, offer cards far more noisier with less or equal performance to nvidia.... at this point in my life i really don't mind investing 200-300£ into a superior GPU eco system. I know AMDs cards are meant to play a bit better with DX12.. but honestly if mining didnt come around, this gen AMD would have been stung BADLY
  10. Gaming laptops..

    yup i've been shopping around. really really want ultrawide. biggest issue is NVIDIA being a bitch with the graphics cards. the new ones still not announced and the current pascal cards still haven't dropped significantly to reflect their age.
  11. Deadpool 2

    i was a bit underwhelmed tbh. definitely funny, not sure as a film if it was very good though compared to the first. i felt this time around A LOT of plot, story and characterisation was totally sacrificed for jokes.
  12. Gaming laptops..

    After my research, its between 1. Alienware R13 OLED 2. Razerblade 15 inch 2018 My only issue is I'd rather get the new revision of the R13 whenever it drops as its been out for ages (maybe they add a bigger battery or pass on the OLED-ness to its big brother or decrease the bezels more?) OR I cop the razer which just seems a bit overpriced and the poor customer service is VERY concerning as i have little faith in windows laptops. Alienware don't seem bothered at all by MaxQ cards so I wonder if they're just gonna wait for the new NVIDIA cards before dropping a refresh. Also for anyone interested in Switch/portable gaming, something called an SX pro is released soon whcih is a pirate cart of the switch = free gamez. ____________ My other option is to get an ultrawide alienware monitor A new desktop PC + a graphics card to replace my 670 in my PC downstairs and then a thin+light laptop which can 60fps basic games for my portable needs. I REALLY miss gaming at a desk at present. Theres something just way more comfortable than couch gaming but starting from scatch in desktop gaming is expensive AF.
  13. Gaming laptops..

    is that why u went with dell/alienware? ive heard their customer service is amazing
  14. Gaming laptops..

    this is tempting
  15. Gaming laptops..

    yup that is solid tbh. power source will always be fairly nearby too.
  16. On the road to fitness

    i think when someone is trying to lose 50lbs+ its also important to have diet breaks. By this, I don't mean a cheat day. I mean upping your calories by 100 each week over the process of a month or so, monitoring weight to make sure you're not gaining to keep you metabolism healthy.
  17. Hey, thought it'd be cool to write a list of shit we'd advise to ppl 10 years our junior or ourselves 10 years ago 1. Drink alcohol in moderation and sparingly ; i get it, we're at university/college and want to party but alcohol is very counterproductive to everything and learning to party without getting smashed is great for your health, ability to take opportunities, develop social skills and ur bigger goals studying/fitness/activities during the day Understand sacrificing alcohol and partying now will allow you in 3-5 years time to go to Vegas/Ibiza ripped, hench and rich with great skin. Infinitely better time and 10x more oppurtunity and quality. 2. Know your goals in what you want to attain in the next year and 5 years and work towards them 3. Always wake up early, if you wake up at 6AM you can get most of your jobs done by 12PM and have the rest of the day to do wtf you want 4. Keep an eye on stocks and investments. Maybe 10 hours of research a month and risk money you can on ventures and let the investments sit 5. Buy stuff which will last and not drop its value so fast, e.g. camera lenses, as opposed to shitty disposable clothing 6. Don't take girls for granted in uni/college, they might seem a bit dumb and annoying but they're smarter than 95% of people you will meet in your working life afterwards 7. Prioritise fitness + health - bulk bulk bulk until age 21-23, only cut to get to 15% bodyfat, don't let alcohol get in the way of your goals, train smart + avoid injury 8. Grow your hair ; take a year and grow your hair and see what it looks like, if it suits you, you will look better than 99% of people and it'll help you stand out A LOT and is a lot more versatile than any shitty buzz cut. Muscle + long hair = epic, good looking + long hair = epic. Maybe if you look like ur meant to be in a video game store, then get it cut. 9. Don't invest too much or any time in religous societies.. shits a waste of time. Instead do some society shit which will help u long term aka dancing, salsa etc. 10. Learn another language 11. Play the BEST video games/films etc. whilst u have the time 12. Travel when you can at any oppurtunity
  18. Or Go to the gym, lift weights AND eat shit food = win I wish I did that instead lol.
  19. Gaming laptops..

    lol fuck that dude! 2-3x a day? and my cinema room's setup is actually way too intricate with that. The tower is situated within the media cabinet. I think my best option is just wait for Nvidia refresh. Pickup a new card after that. Since I'm driving a 4k TV, I'll probably just get an 1180 or whatever they call it. MIGHT build a new rig because I do a lot of video editing + after effects and the 4670k is a piece of shit for that. If I do that, then I might try and grab a cheap 1080/1070/1080ti if they are going for decent prices, put that with the 4670k and make that my upstairs PC for desk-gaming and productivity... but even then the 4670k is just a piece of shit for the productivity stuff. Gaming laptop wise, you are 100% right in waiting for the Nvidia refresh. If alienware decide to sort out their terrible battery lifes, I will definitely jump on their next OLED iteration with an 11xx graphics card. Simply because of the dell pro support I think I can bargain to get for free from them. [I still do not trust windows laptops... I've had 2 macbook pros, one from 2010/11, one from 2014... still running as good as when I bought them except for declining battery lifes]
  20. Gaming laptops..

    I live in a house.... the long HDMI would have to be VERY VERY VERY long ..!
  21. Gaming laptops..

    Very good point. Thats kind of been my logic on holding back tbh and its also the reason why I've been playing on a GTX 670 when I really was tempted to buy a 1080ti at christmas. I think I REALLY do need a gaming laptop ontop of a desktop GPU though. The ammount of car journies, commuting, hotel stays and time I get in work makes a gaming laptop a really obvious and smart choice. Also I think some PC games are kind of better played on a laptop or at a desk rather than a couch which is where my gaming desktop is (e.g. divinity original sin). PC gaming in general is just so hard to pick from. Do I buy an ultrawide monitor 21:9 and play at a desk with a lovely keyboard and mouse using a headset? Which gives awesome points to productivity. Or do I play on a 65'' 4k HDR FALD TV which amazing black levels, from 2-3 metres away and a 2-3k audio setup with a subwoofer (BK monolith XL) which can literally make the room shake. A gaming laptop will probably satisfy my itch for desk-gaming and productivity but portability remains absolutely key. I do kind of wish windows laptops had the same build quality as the old macbooks. My macbook pro 2011 and 2014 are still going VERY strong. Amazing I/O, beautiful screens, good sound, still has a good battery life, AWESOME keyboard, best trackpad I've ever used. Its sad I can't even get as similar machine from apple. I used one of the new macbooks keyboards and it was disgusting.
  22. You guys misunderstand my point. I know how Tax works, I pay a lot of it lol. At the moment I earn £50/hr although sometimes I can get paid from 55-75/hr for last minute shifts. Once I hit 100k, I take home <25/hr once I take into account NI deductions, student loan deductions, higher tax band. Also in the UK we have a tax free allowance. This gets reduced when you earn over 100k. I can comfortably hit 100k in 9 months. After that, the ammount of money I take home once taking into account NI, student loan, tax allowance deductions AND a higher tax bracket leaves me earning a pittance in comparison to having the time off or exploring other business ventures which are under a limited company rather than PAYE. Thats why I actually stop working after 100k. The amount of money I earn becomes not worth my time per hour compared to having that time off. I know its based on the portion of my income per band. My point is the extra 20-30k I will clear AFTER 100 will be a very small ammount of money in my bank account following deductions compared to the time I have to put in to make that money (3 months). When I'm at 100k, this kicks in: "Income over £100,000 Your Personal Allowance goes down by £1 for every £2 that your adjusted net income is above £100,000. This means your allowance is zero if your income is £123,700 or above."
  23. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    He made a big mistake against Roma. Our fans luckily didn't give a fuck cos we destroyed them in the first leg but his mistake in any other champions league tie which is normally tight WILL be costly. The difference between Van Dijk making a fuck up and Lovren is that Van Dijk adds more to the team as evidenced both just be watching games and statistically. For example, Ramos frequently can cost Madrid with his red cards etc. but his positives far outweigh the negatives to the extent you put up with it. The same just doesn't apply to Lovren. Solanke is no where near good enough to cover our front 3. Hes a hot prospect, sure but nothing more at present. I hope he improves next season. Ox will likely need to learn to cover the forward front 3 roles if we get Fekir [as will Fekir]. Its going to be ballsy of Klopp to drop our captain and make him a squad/rotation player. Hopefully that doesn't become an issue.
  24. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    I think Lovren has improved A LOT but I am FAR from convinced he can be part of a title winning or challenging defence. The bottom line is Lovren still has shakey games and when hes shakey, hes really shakey. He almost loses his head, a lot like how Sakho used to. I can't trust him for an entire season to challenge for a title. If Lovren makes a mistake tommorow... are you really surprised? No. If any title winning CB makes a mistake, are you surprised? Your terrys, carvahlos, kompany, vidic, rio... yes you bloody are! Thats the different between a top 4 defend aka lpool/arsenal and title winning defences aka chelsea/utd/city I really don't. Karius has NEVER convinced me and hes incredibly shakey. He makes a shit tonne of stupid mistakes whether its a dodgy catch or coming out when he shouldnt or holding onto the ball too long... but sadly he actually got punished for it in the champions league. Allison is the name everyone is banging on about. In all honesty, I'd be happy with any solid goalkeeper as a compromise. We easily have the worst set of goalkeepers out of the top 10 of PL.
  25. Gaming laptops..

    i think i'd rather buy games for my switch with that 3-4h battery life at present. hope shit changes and a laptop becomes available. i dont think im asking for a lot. 1080p 60fps for games released <2016 would be fine for me. With new graphics card due for release hopefully in the next 6 months, i might continue to hold out. the 1070 maxQ revisions do look good though. My macbook pro (around 4-5 years old now) is still holding out tremendously well.
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