Prefix – “Alexa, Ask/Tell Ghost to show/tell me about…”
Alexa, ask Ghost what I should do next.
Alexa, ask Ghost what is my next mission.
Alexa, ask Ghost who in my clan is online.
Alexa, ask Ghost for a clan update.
Alexa, ask Ghost about the Tower.
Alexa, ask Ghost to tell me more about the Speaker.
“What’s next?” . . . Gear:
“Save my current loadout as my crucible/raids/strikes/nightfall loadout”
“Equip my crucible/raid/strike/nightfall loadout”
“Equip my most powerful kinetic weapon/energy weapon/power weapon
“Equip my most powerful hand cannon/shotgun/submachine gun/auto rifle/ rocket launcher/sword/etc.” . . . Clan:
“Call for backup for nightfall/raid/strikes/crucible”
“Clan Rewards . . . Lore/Other:
“The planet Earth/IO/Titan”
“The Battle of Six Fronts”
“The Red Legion”
“Tell me a joke”
“Tell me a story”
“Tell me something funny”
“Ask Ghost about Twilight Gap”
“Ask Ghost about The Battle of Six Fronts”
I had to wait a while for this to come back into stock at Currys.co.uk, I’d had my eye on it for a while, it’s just a little outside my budget of £500, but the delay gave me an extra few weeks to save the extra £50.00
Now I’ve finally got it, I have to say I’m impressed, its 4K and supports 10bit HDR, 43 inches corner to diagonal corner, it supports HDMI 2.0 and Display Port normal and mini.
Initially I could not get my PS4 Pro to display in anything other than 1080P, after some time messing around with safe mode and nothing working, I started to unplug the PSVR and Elgato HD 60, and there lay the problem, the ELGATO HD 60 will only pass-through 1080P, so I stripped out the HD 60 and left the PSVR connected and boom! Everything worked fine, 2160P full RGB and HDR 🙂
I fired up The Last Of Us remaster and it’s utterly stunning, the resolution upscale and the HDR inclusion just made it look stunning. But I also noticed another thing, if you play TLOU for any amount of time, your team GLOW when they walk out of sight, this means you can see where your team is. On my previous monitor, an LG ultrawide monitor, there was some ghosting from the glow, not on this bad boy though. I will miss the ultrawide, they’re awesome for PC gaming and movies. Movies don’t have the black bars and the extra width give you an edge in almost any game that supports 2560 x 1080, which is most modern games.
Did I have to get a 4K panel? Not really, it doesn’t complete me, but having a 4K capable Mac, PC and PS4 Pro and not having a 4K screen… it’s a waste, it’s like employing a cleaner to do the dirty work, but in another life they were a world renowned network admin. But that’s what this panel does, it restores the balance, and seeing what 4K HDR looks like… it’s like going from VHS to 1080P.
2 x HDMI 2.0
2 x display port
1 x mini display port
4K and 10bit HDR
Brightness: 350 cd/m²
Screen type: IPS
There is a minor downside though, who ever thought that having the ports underneath the back of the screen is a numpty. Getting access to them has meant taking the panel down, connecting/disconnecting and putting it back. It’s all a bit of a farce. Still, once you’ve finished you should be good for quite some time.
Overall I’m seriously impressed, it’s a beautiful screen, 4K looks amazing, HDR also looks nothing short of stunning, and considering there’s no TV tuner, no catch-up TV or anything like that, you can see why this monitor is probably a better purchase than a TV of the same price. You’ll get more bang and less stuff you don’t need.
AWESOME Screen, if you’re in the market for a monitor. It even sounds OK too. Not as good as dedicated speakers… but seriously, not too bad either.
Nice one Acer.
DOOM on the PC running a 6600K (watercooled) and a GTX 1070
Destiny 2 on the PC running a 6600K (watercooled) and a GTX 1070
I am sorry for the complete removal of all my videos from youtube and for the complete deletion of the website.
My reasons are simple, I suffer from depression and SAD – Seasonal affective disorder. I have done for 20 years now, and while I do take anti-depressants (mirtazapine) it seems my dosage wasn’t high enough (it was 30mg now it’s maxxed out at 45mg. The dosage was increased and I’m balanced out again.
Suffering from depression can be bad and challenging enough, but couple that with SAD over the winter months and I get clinically and dangerously depressed.
All I can do is apologise for anyone who followed the blog and my videos, I was in really bad shape at the time. I had planned to publish a blog post entitled depression and suicide, but even I found it too bleak and even a little daunting, so I held off. Maybe I should have posted it…?
Anyway, I’ve restored the blog back to it’s rightful place, I can not do the same for the videos’, so I’ll just have to make new ones eventually.
If you’re like me and you worry about the SSD in your PC and you want to extend the life of your SSD, here are a few things you can do, and as usual they’re easy to do. These tricks only work if you have at least 2 drives on your system. I have 2 x 4TB HDD’s, a 500GB SSD, 120GB SSD, and a 256GB M.2 SSD
Move your swap file (system page file)
The Page file is a hidden system file on C: drive, it’s there for when your PC runs out of RAM, it also swaps background items to it to stop using system RAM. To move it right click on my computer and left click properties.
Now click on Advanced System Settings, click the Advanced Tab, click performance, click settings, click Advanced again, click manage next to Virtual Memory, disable Automatically manage paging file size for all drives, now change the drive and click apply.
Restart and you’re done.
Now if you have steam installed for gaming, you’ll need to move your game files to another drive. This is simple, when you try installing a game Steam will ask for a location, just create another folder on another drive and Steam will default to that drive. Or you could go into steam settings, downloads and then Steam Library Folders and add a new folder/drive.
Finally and this requires Firefox and Thunderbird, though these can be done in Chrome too.
The Tories will use the latest terrorist bomb attack in Manchester to force through legislation that will make Facebook, Google, WhatsApp and the like to leave their traffic unencrypted, or at the very least, to give UK security services access to our data.
I can immediately think of a couple of reasons why that shouldn’t happen.
World War 1 & 2 were fought to prevent dystopian future where no one is safe or secure.
North Korea and China jail dissidents all the time, just for speaking out against the government.
It’s crazy to think it’s going to make even a tiny difference. They’ll just move to other sites that the SS can’t access.
I could setup a chat room in HTML, PHP, JS, or Python on this site and secure it with SSL, it can be done on almost ANY webserver on the planet.
So while the plan might initially make sense, long term it’s useless.