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  1. Dear Penthouse...
  2. It's what you get when you combine Alfred Hitch**** and Vincent Price.
  3. I think people put way too much effort into judging others because of who they support politically. I've met too many reasonable people that happen to support Trump to lump everyone into a tidy little basket of deplorables.
  4. I will not pretend to be an expert on the subject of Lee, and would be open to another interpretation of him. However I would note that just preceding the quote you've supplied, he writes "There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil. It is idle to expatiate on its disadvantages." He also seems to be relying heavily on God in much of his philosophy as he delves further into that after the portion you quoted. Not sure how much of that might be an attempt at justification, pandering to a particular audience, or just being misguided.
  5. $3.75 mil isn't nearly enough. Can't help you with the microsoft office stuff, but that machine should more than suffice for your needs, I'd think.
  6. I think we need to be able to separate the person from the side the fought on. Robert E. Lee, specifically, I do not think of as someone fighting for slavery and division, but fighting for his family and friends. They were in the south and it would be rather difficult to fight against your own family. It seems many people are drawing parallels to NAZI Germany and Hitler. I'll accept the NAZI analogy, but not Hitler. You cannot separate Hitler or Goebbels and the like from what NAZI Germany as they were the creators of that terror. A better parallel, in my opinion, would be The Desert Fox; General Erwin Rommel.
  7. It was either the GTX 1080 or the Vega 64, but seems the coin miners already drove up the price of the Vega from it's MSRP $500 to $700.
  8. Okay, @Dont Taze Me Bro, here's an attempt to stay under $1500 with a blu ray drive and Windows 10. Still got you with a Ryzen 7 1700 with a beast of a cooler. Saved a couple hundred on the GPU going with the GTX 1080 instead of the 1080 TI. Still a heck of a card. @Mr. Sinister, I made a slight modification to yours. Seems there's a different version of the cooler that's better suited for the socket.
  9. 32 GB RAM... yeah, it's overkill for most applications. But I made a point of putting in two 8-GB sticks of RAM for the 16 GB which leaves two slots open for further expansion down the line without waste. My current PC has two 4-GB sticks and two 2-GB sticks, and it annoys me that if I buy another 8 GBs of RAM, I'll see half that much as I'll be removing 4 GB worth of RAM to make room for the new stuff. For your build (which I'll try to get around to tonight after I take a nap), what are you looking for in optical drive? DVD burner? Blu Ray?
  10. Okay @Sinister, here's my first quick-attempt at a build. It's a beast. Doesn't have an optical drive, monitor, or OS, so those will probably take up the rest of your budget. nVidia GTX 1080 Ti is the top-end GPU out there. The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is beast of a CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads, and it overclocks like a champ. Benchmarks have been placing it near the level of its more expensive big brother, the Ryzen 7 1800X when overclocking. The Noctua D15 CPU heatsink/fan should help with the overclocking.
  11. I always start with a recommendation of building from scratch to get the best bang for your buck. Now's probably a decent time to get into PC building (aside from the damn crypto-currency miners driving up GPU prices). AMD just released their new Ryzen CPUs recently which brought them back into heavyweight contention in that market, and just today released their new Vega GPUs which seem to be competing pretty well with nVidia's offerings. If you want to start a thread with a budget and asking for advice, I'm sure us computer-geeks of ES can help you pick the parts for a build.
  12. It's a better value, I think, than the PSVR. The PSVR is, what, $350 still, and that's without the needed eyetoy (or whatever it's called) and Move controllers you need to go along with it, and it's inferior tech tied to inferior hardware. While I don't doubt people who say PSVR does work pretty well, a PC is just a more robust platform, and both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive provide a superior experience with more room to grow in the future. The big question I have for you would be your current PC situation. Whatcha packin'?
  13. Oculus is on sale right now. $400 for base unit and touch controllers. $60 more for the extra sensor for room scale. Not sure how much longer the sale lasts, but I seem to recall it's supposed to be a 6-week sale that started on Prime Day.
  14. Sonic Mania dropping tonight.
  15. Huh. So it's actually illegal. Kinda.