Haha, most ladies I know already prefer a hotel. Adding the lack of shower capabilities makes it even worse. I better start looking for female companions that are less picky haha 😉
Well, I'm debating on building a new PC from scratch, after I have sold my Mac Pro.
In the meanwhile, the 3080 is indeed on my short list, but yes; wait and see what AMD has to offer.
I'm guessing the will have their top model positioned between the 3070 and 3080 - but I could be very wrong.
For VR, not just 3D needs to be powerful, but also realtime video encoding (h264 or h265). Well, at least important for playing wireless (and I LOVE playing wireless).
nVidia so far has the advantage over AMD, but we will see and I'm not in a hurry 😊
Doing a build has become increasingly more challenging, to find the correct components etc.
I'm thinking a small case with water cooling, but we will see 😉
When trying the ESP8266, I noticed that I did not have to change anything to my All-Effects-in-One code. I just worked, as far as I recall.
You may have to modify the pin your're using, I use PIN 4.
I only needed to add some library's to support the build-in WiFi and have a little webserver running.
In my new project I did also change the way switching between effects happens (no longer using an interrupt, no reset and no EEPROM use).
Before using teh ESP8266, you'll need to tell the Arduino IDE what the specs of the ESP8266 are - this is not complicated (see for an example this article).
Haha, I have been to Niagara once, when I visited Canada for work. Me and my colleagues rented a car and drove there for a one day visit (we drove back the same day).
It was cool to see the Falls, but boy was it touristic haha. I can imagine that, when going off the beaten path, one would find beautiful areas there though. We just didn't have time for that at the time.
As for driving around; yeah ... the distances are much more than here in Europe. I remember Houston being bigger (sqft) than one of the provinces here haha.
But don't forget how much beautiful nature you do have available there - you will not find that here in Europe 😞
Cool! Yeah, I know us Europeans talk multiple languages, and often even mixed. But then again; I'd carefully assume you speak English and maybe some French?
It was always a funny situation with my aunt and uncle. When the 3 of us would chat, we'd literally mix up German, Dutch and English. Just some expressions are so much more powerful in one language versus the other. I cannot even imagine how that would be if we'd mix Indonesian in it (I don't speak Indonesian, but without know I may accidentally know one or the other Indonesian word - Indonesian culture has had its influence on the Dutch language for sure).
Some funny phrases may be "holz klasse" (wood class) to indicate "economy" class in a plane, or "reetkever" (butt-beetle) for a person that sucks up to their boss. Haha.
I suppose Dutch can be a little brutal at times, German can be a little condescending, and English comes with shorter sentences to say the same thing haha 😉
I didn't know Eddie has some indonesian ancestors. Interesting!
Not surprising though with the Indonesian influence (I think Holland occupied Indonesia for some 300 or 350 years - up to world-war 2 when the Japanese kicked us out haha).
Chinese-Indonesian food is amongst my favorite foods though 😁
Well, as far as I know, Brexit makes the UK independent of EU
dictatorship - so no more silly and super expensive EU rules. In my opinion (and I'm sure others will see it differently), the concept of a united Europe is great, however the implementation is not that great (and very expensive). So I understand the UK wanting to leave the EU (wished Holland would do the same thing).
I do not think, once the dust settles, there will be much economical impact for the UK (again: I could be very wrong).
the companies leaving the UK is more of a tax benefit than anything else (I think). Staying within the EU makes them benefit from the EU tax advantages. If they would stay in the UK, then suddenly they could be facing extra taxes (import/export/etc).
Haha, yeah, in Amsterdam there are plenty apartments in the 1 million and higher range as well. My dinky apartment was just in a cheap neighborhood, being a student 😜
Winning the lottery seems a requirement these days.
That is what I like about Canada as well (versus US) - much more chill and not being extreme when talking about politics or other stuff.
Exploring different countries is interesting of course, maybe not for everybody, but I sure like it.
Maybe "grass greener on the other side" plays a role as well.
I for one really like seeing how people live in other countries - that, and nature, has always been much more important to me than sightseeing cultural thing (interesting as well of course).
The downside of Holland (not a problem in for example Germany, France, Spain, Portugal) is that there is not much space outside of the cities, effectively making it expensive to even live in the smaller towns. Haha, I like GTA hahahaha ... (Grand Theft Auto) Quite a few people here commute in a similar way, just in a much smaller country 😉
I never liked commuting ... always felt like a waste of time and it can be quite draining. I had a few jobs like that; wake up at 5 AM, get back home around 7 or 8 PM, and be totally burned up, leaving no time for fun things to do. So after a few of those kind of jobs, I decided to not do that any more. I'd rather get paid less, and have some "life" left after work 😉
I guess that all comes back to living in a rural area and being able to work remotely ... or win the lottery 😉