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Google Pixel case, I am not impressed

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I recently bought a case for my Google Pixel from the Google store, it was the clear case for the Pixel. Now when I bought this I knew it was a “cheap” case that wasn’t meant to offer much drop protection, it was just meant to keep the phone from getting scratched.

This is the entire description of the case on the product page;
“The ultra-thin design helps protect without adding unnecessary bulkiness, and allows quick, precise access to all your buttons and sensors.” I didn’t buy the case to avoid scratches or help keep it safe from accidental drops, I bought it so I could stick a metal tab that would allow the phone to attach to my magnetic windshield car mount to hold my phone while I am driving.



But man-o-man did Google cut some corners with this case. This case has to be the cheapest quality case they could find in terms of build quality, and it cost $30. This is no more than a $5 or $10 case that I could find on Amazon all day long, except for the fact that there are not many …

The Phantom 4 is a beast

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This morning my Phantom 4 took about a 100-foot swan dive into the frozen tundra. 2 broken props, a few scratches but that is it. I swapped out the battery, changed the props and I was back flying again within 3 minutes.

I thought it was over; but nope, this joker took the beat down and got back up ready to fight!

I have to give it to DJI, they don't promote this as being able to take heavy damage, but I have crashed this maybe 3 or 4 times in the year (almost) of owning it and it still flies like it did on day 1.

PS; crashing is not recommended - don't try this at home...





How to Change Outfits in STEEP

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This is probably the most asked question I have seen about the game. When you first play the game you will see some play tutorials, you will need to complete those to open up the character adjustment window. On the PlayStation you will hit the Options button once you have completed the the tutorials, I believe you need to get bronze in the 3 race during the tutorial to complete the tutorial and open the Options. On the PC you will hit the ESC button to access the Options menu.

Another question I have seen;
Is there grinding in the game? No.

Also, be sure to sign up for Ubisoft Club (https://club.ubisoft.com), once you do you will unlock up to 10 free items that you can use in STEEP. Some of those rewards include the Crash Test Dummy costume, Red Bull Helicopter tickets, Kevin Rolland's Backpack, and The North Face Gateway Beanie.




Be sure to checkout my STEEP Playlist on YouTube, I will be updating it weekly with tips and tricks, new play videos, how-to's, etc.;
https://www.…

The Elder Scrolls Online: Crown Crates

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"Whenever you purchase a Crown Crate, you will always be awarded four items, with the chance to get a fifth item. In the event you receive a mount, pet, costume or personality that you already own from your Crown Crate, you'll be awarded a new resource - Crown Gems - in its place. You will also have the option to convert several items obtained from Crown Crates to Crown Gems any time you want. Items that can be manually converted include potions, poisons, riding lessons, experience scrolls, and other utility-type items. Any Crown Gems you earn can then be used to purchase the collectible items of your choosing from the current Crown Crate season.

Each Crown Crate is associated with a special “Season" that will include uniquely themed items, and will be cycled quarterly. We're kicking off the first season of Crown Crates with the electrifying Storm Atronach theme."The crown crates will change quarterly, The first season is Storm Atronach, and features an array o…

2001: A Space Odyssey

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Some interesting facts; I have watched this film 57 times since November 10, 2014. Well over a 100 times altogether.

The bedroom pictured below, from the film, doesn't have any doors, only a door to the bathroom.

Everyone thinks the monolith is from Aliens, it might be, but I don't think so. Aliens are never mentioned a single time in the film. The only instance of "alien" talk is during a meeting in the beginning of the film where the director mentions "intelligent life form."

The monolith shape is found throughout the film. Everything you look at is monolith shaped; well not everything, but a large portion of the film as rectangular objects. Kubrick even uses the monolith and 2001 "Easter Eggs" in other films. Like the burning monolith in Full Metal Jacket. Kubrick also uses the 7 diamonds you see at the end of 2001 in other films as well, including Full Metal Jacket, again.

Kubrick was a perfectionist, every thing is always centered (one-point …