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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

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May 102017
 

What an amazing movie! I loved it. 9 out of 10 stars. There were a few spots were the story wore somewhat thin, but overall it was funny, well written and the special effects were extremely well done!

 

Not going to go into spoilers or story re-hash, you will just go see it.

 Posted by at 4:02 pm

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Loving it!

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Apr 222017
 

I’ve been playing PUBG for about 3 weeks now and I can’t get enough. It’s been so bad, other games have fallen off my radar and my youtube channel is all PUBG footage. (here go check!)¬†https://www.youtube.com/user/GMSpada

However, it’s great fun and they’ve promised to release a new patch every month while it’s in early access. I can’t wait to see how the game evolves.

 Posted by at 5:06 pm

Coaching a Young Girls Soccer Team Part 1

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Apr 212017
 

Hello there everyone! (and my future self)

This year was a special year. I had the pleasure of having my daughter want to take her second season of soccer via a local soccer league. She’s 10 years old and she is very fond of the sport and puts all her effort and drive into it. However, this season the league was short coaches for the girls teams and as time got down to the wire, my daughter asked me to coach her team. Now, I haven’t played competitive soccer since middle school were I played left and right halfback. I loved it, it was a great experience and having the chance to teach my daughter soccer sparked not only pride in me, but a surge of love.

I found that I would have 5 total girls age, 10-12 years old. None of the girls have had any real soccer experience so I had my work cut out for me. We had two, one hour practices before our first game. We worked very hard. The girls were amazing and even though we lost our first game It was a starting point.

For each following Saturday we practiced. Working on fundamentals, drills knowing where to be when the ball was in play. That was the first big hurtle. The girls just looked lost, but we practiced and they got better. The next game, and the one following the teams playing improved leaps and bounds and even though we lost you could see the girls get better. And so we go into the final few games and we have a practice tomorrow. The girls are ready, I can see it in them. They understand the game, the know where to be 90% of the time and they are building their confidence.

It’s my hope that we rise to the occasion and that the girls win their next game!

 

PS. I hope to have a small site or section of this site setup on how to coach 10-13 year old girls in soccer who have never played.. = )

 

>M<

 Posted by at 8:31 pm

Update on the six million dollar man..

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Oct 022016
 

First, here are the new stock metrics..
www.hwbot.org/xtu/share/480668

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3720.0MHz – 706 XTU marks on HWBOT

 

Second,

It was a long journey.. through mostly dust… and dust bunnies..

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Finally, though I got the old motherboard out, and the new one in..

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Got it all wired up..

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and finally, ran new lighting..

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Over the next few days, I’ll work on benchmarking some more and then start overclocking.. my hope is to hit 4.5Ghz. Currently, with “Turbo” at stock it reached 3.7Ghz @ 55C and idles at 29C thanks to my Thermaltake Water 2.0. My old Asrock H61 motherboard could only push the turbo to 3.5Ghz for some reason.. Stay tuned!

 

Update, I overclocked to 4.5Ghz, but my temps hit 73C which I think is too high.. However, I do have a new score!

www.hwbot.org/xtu/share/480731

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 4500.0MHz – 769 XTU marks on HWBOT

That’s 73 Marks higher!

Third Benchmark, I lowered my voltage to 1.33v and my CPU to 4.4Ghz and got better temps.. and more speed!

www.hwbot.org/xtu/share/480734

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 4440.0MHz – 784 XTU marks on HWBOT

1 degree cooler @72C, less voltage and That’s 78 Marks!

 

Okay, last update for this post.. I have been tweaking settings.. and..

@4.54Ghz with 783 Marks @ 64C highest core temp.. Dropped Vcore to 1.30v and bumped BLCK 101Mhz.. I’m good at this for right now.. I may try to push it to 4.6Ghz after I get some play time on it this week.. New post then!

 Posted by at 6:32 pm