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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is conservatism inherently bad?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

When conservatism interferes with the lives of minorities such as LGBT marriage, yes. And not necessarily just minorities, but progressive social aspects that society adopts more and more.

Euthanasia, LGBT rights, Cannabis legalization, Drug decriminalization, Abortion, separation of church and state...all those things Conservatism is against, is a form of social repression and don't lead to social progression. Those views come from hundreds of years ago, and are heavily influenced by religion.

If it were for conservative parties, we would revert to archaic laws such as men-only voting, repression of females, racism, etc. The Conservatives have a mindset of the PAST. Liberals have a mindset towards progression, the future, and the liberalization of things, practices and behaviors that once were not socially accepted, or were taboos.

SOCIAL CONSERVATISM IS BAD.

Economic Conservatism is not bad, with the right policies and right moment. Sometimes conservative policies en up being good for the economy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are gaming chairs good for programmer?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 points

Gaming chairs will destroy your back. As Gilroar said, they’re made for looks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repairing a Mercedes."

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

True. But the car is in a fairly good mechanical condition, aside from those things.

I could repair it for $800 and run with many many miles until it dies, or sell it for 3k and Get myself in debt to finance a newer car, because 3k won’t get me anything good.

Thee is between paying $800 or condemning myself to a 250-350 monthly payment for 5 years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repairing a Mercedes."

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

That’s just crazy!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repairing a Mercedes."

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Not much. But the idea would be to trade it in + dow payment of $6,000 for a $20,000ish car.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repairing a Mercedes."

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

I don’t know how to drive stick. And anyways, sticks are not great for city driving. I keep reading horror stories about foot pain from using the pedal thing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you could have one super power, what would it be?"

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

As they say..."Magic always comes with a price"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you had to dress like a billionaire (same stuff everyday), what would you choose?"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Just make sure you don't turn into a fly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you could have one super power, what would it be?"

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Mystique's. Would be fun to be able to modify your physiology, like have abs or just be obese, or change the color of your eyes or just transform into somebody else. Could be useful too. Or Iceman's. Ice has such a cold, mysterious, powerful, majestic thing about it and has always fascinated me since I was a kid.

One Upon A Time - The Snow Queen

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you had to dress like a billionaire (same stuff everyday), what would you choose?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Which is funny, because Zuckerberg t-shirts cost around $400 USD and are made in Italy. Way above Gucci or Vuiton.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Latin"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I wouldn't call Latin a dead language. Yes, it's not a native language spoken by any culture anymore, but at least it's not an extinct language.

Moreover, when you learn one Romance language, you're basically learning a variation of Latin.

Academically, it could be fun, and I don't consider it to be a waste of time. A lot of words come from Latin and Greek, so knowledge of those languages can be useful.

Grandescunt aucta labore.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Latin"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The Latin language is ridiculous.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 3600 oc question"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Don't bother. AMD chips might be unlocked, but they are not worth overclocking. The turbo mode of these processors has been so polished by AMD, the difference between a processor working on turbo and overclock is minimal

From the following study from a well known spanish tech website:

The Ryzen 7 3700X is, as known, a 8 core 6 thread processor that works at 3.6GHz and up to 4.4 GHz in turbo mode, but will all cores active it's mostly 4,2 GHz - 4,25 GHz and the frequencies are automatically adjusted depending on workload.

With manual overclock it will reach 4,25 GHz and a voltage of 1.4v, instability problems, elevated temps and lower processor life, which means that tasks that use only 1-2 cores will lose that extra power from turbo mode (4.4 GHz). In tasks that require at most 4 cores you would also be sacrificing those 100 MHz from turbo mode

In normal situations, In stock frequencies: mostly 77 degrees. On overclock, 85 degrees. On load it goes from 90 volts to 122 volt.

Ryzens are not made for 'clocking.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Robert’s idea of a saving account seems cool. If you feel like doing something good, start a donation campaign on facebook and ask that whatever money they were giving you, be instead given to a charitable foundation of your choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaby Lake vs. Coffee Lake CPUs"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Kaby Lakes, most particularly the i7 are famous for reaching very high temps and being extremely hot. I'd suggest getting a more modern CPU.

Performance wise, I doubt you will have problems, it's just two generations behind and from 2016, so it's only 3 years old. It will hold up.

Price wise, they ain't very cool. It's not worth what you get.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need help finding a chair"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol! What a coincidence. How long have you had it? I just bought one for me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need help finding a chair"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I don’t like gaming chairs. Youtubers use them because they are sponsored but every time I try one they are kind of uncomfortable. I My go-to chair is Ikea’s Flintan. It’s a pretty comfortable chair, and it doesn’t have armrests, which I like because I don’t like armrests. You can also lean back because the back bas a spring based mechanism.

Actually you can buy a pair of armrests for it but they’re cylindrical and don’t look very comfy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "French (or francophone)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

The most complete solution would be to get into a french language class at university or a language school.

To learn a language I feel instructor-student interaction is really important, and you will get a deeper immersion and instruction that you would get from online sources.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "having a puppy in an apartment"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you're probably right. I talked to my sister and she said it would be a hassle until the dog is properly trained to go potty inside the apartment, and that takes time.

The easy way to own a dog is living in a house, because you know, you can install doggie doors so they can go outside.

So yes, a puppy is not a sensible thing to do for now, but my mother says that I could wait until summer to get the puppy, and spend the summer training it so it'll be apartment ready for the 2020 autumn semester.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "omgg..... you check this crazy pc out."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice case, bad price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SMH Amazon, SMH..."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. I didn't know that.

In my case I got two replacements when I just needed one, so yeah, the situation isn't the same. I should call Amazon to verify.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SMH Amazon, SMH..."

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Oh but I am under obligation. I assume that if I don’t send the extra keyboard back they will charge my credit card. It’s not like they will let me keep it for free just because.

I want to make clear that I am not complaining about Amazon’s Customer Service as in the quality of the service, but rather on how they approached things.

The first replacement was ordered around 8 PM to be delivered to my home. I called again at 11:30 PM to change the address from home to a post office.

They left the delivery to my home activated instead of cancelling it after placing the new delivery to the post office. And the keyboard had not even shipped yet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got waxed"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

My poor, innocent boy...you thought wrong!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got waxed"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's funny that your mention maintaining an adult look. I'm 23 but people always tell me I look older, maybe 26-27. (partly because balding makes you look way older)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got waxed"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

As I said, I’ve always been quite hairy. I’ve never liked that and wanted the whole experience.

Also when using creams I hate how the hair gets all. It feels like the skin isn’t getting anything.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got waxed"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It still doesn't last as long as waxing :P Also, those creams smell awful.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got waxed"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

hahahaha

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I've gone clean"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Kudos for you. My work consist on working with spreadsheets, so I can't do Linux because of incompatibility since the company uses Excel.

I guess I could always try to find a legit copy of Windows 2010 and run it with Wine, or Office 2013 with CrossOver, but I want to avoid possible problems or corruption of spreadsheets, or changes in formatting style. I'm not too keen on running a Virtual Machine just for that.

I got a Macbook, anyways. Any job that's doable on Linux can be done on Mac OS and I have the full office compatibility and integration.

Also, I'm a gamer. I know about Lutris, but generally, any game that requires any kind of emulation will be sub-par to a native install. Not to mention constant updates that would make games stop working and stuff. There's usually about a 15% FPS loss compared to the Windows version.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "in your opinion, which jobs make the happiest people?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know if you work for a big accounting firm or just a small business. But as far as I know, theoretically all that work can be done from home. Let's say you're Freelance accountant and bookkeeper and you have you own clients. You're Canadian, and you have a secondary home in Japan. Nothing prevents you from travelling to Japan for half the year, and do your work remotely while talking with your clients with an international cellphone plan or Skype. Most files you would need, they can provide over e-mail.

This is what I mean by flexibility. Usually, jobs that require a computer can be done from anywhere in the world, the bus, the metro, another city 50 miles away, in your own home...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Car vs public transport"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, because I plan on getting the car anyways. So those costs will be there anyways.

It’s a deal of saving $47 a month plus gas, or the convenience of a car. The car would stay home, parked. I wouldn’t do much with it. Mostly go grocery shopping, go to the gym, martial arts once my knees get better, the mall, maybe one or two small road trips, go to ikea or haul stuff if needed, and going to friend’s places that would be 1 to 2 hours away with public transport every now and then.

The consensus is that the car would stay parked at home 5 of seven days of the week. It doesn’t make sense to pay for a car which I’m not fully taking advantage of.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Car vs public transport"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I don’t understand why you would submit your body to a freezing and dangerous snowstorm, or even slippery ice for about 40 minutes. Indoor transportation, even in a bus is much more comfortable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 2019/2020 Nissan Altima?"

  • 3 months ago
  • -3 points

No, it’s from family experience. A wealthy aunt that could afford a Maybatch or even more has owned chevrolets and nissans and they have been absolute crap. They break down all the time. My dad and sister also have had similar experiences with those brands.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Car vs public transport"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s apparently 52 minutes biking from Longueuil to Dawson College in Montreal. My current schedule is not ideal for that lenght of exercising and I also have knee problems

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 2019/2020 Nissan Altima?"

  • 3 months ago
  • -3 points

There will eventually be a moment when you will need to haul something, like stuff from ikea, lots of luggage, etc and that’s when you will find sedans to be rather cumbersome.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 2019/2020 Nissan Altima?"

  • 3 months ago
  • -2 points

Don't buy it. I don't think there are regrets when you buy a car you like, but there are defo regrets when you buy a sedan. They are not exactly practical and that's the reason why they are slowly dying. You're eventually going to need the practicality of a hatchback's trunk, and it's going to be a pain when you can't with your sedan.

Also, don't buy a Nissan. Or a Chevrolet. From experience, those cars spend more time at the mechanic than the streets.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Erm I accidentally ran a red light? Sort of?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I've passed a a couple red lights in Florida and never received a ticket in the mailbox. A lot of places have cameras, other places don't. It's usually just the busy highways and main streets that have cameras.

Funny thing is, the intersection where I had a car crash and my car was totaled didn't have cameras, so there was no way to know who was responsible.

Also why were you expecting for a cop to pull you over? unless there was a cop stationed in that area, and unless the cop personally saw you pass a red light, it's highly unlikely to be ticketed. It's not like the police departments would dispatch a patrol car for every guy that passed a light. There's just not enough cops, or resources to do that. There are a few undercover cops here and there, but those are rare.

Honestly? don't worry about it. It can be months if you ever receive a ticket in your mailbox, IF you even get it. Just make the efford to drive more carefully.

Cheers!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rant of Apple"

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

I do not endorse Apple and neither and I a fanboy but you should revise your points.

  1. You sure? There’s some impressive software developped only for Mac, and they only system where you can develop for the 5 major operating systems which are Windows (Bootcamp), Linux (bootcamp), Mac, iOS and Android. Also, there are Windows laptops that could be the equivalent of Macbooks in price and design. DELL XPS laptops, for starters

  2. USB-C is faster, way faster than USB-A. Why should they continue endorsing an old technology?

  3. Not sure about this. There are tons of aftermarket dongles on Amazon, not just Apple’s

  4. Well, I could say the same about the price of every high-end Android smartphone out there.

  5. The home button isn’t really necessary...

  6. The stand. Yeah, about that...the cheapest XDR display in the market costs around 20k to 30k bucks. I don’t recall the exact price, but it was around those prices. And it is even smaller than Apple’s display. $1,000 for a stand is nothing for a studio like PIXAR or Disney.

And if the studio already has VESA mounts, they just need the $200 adapter. No biggie.

You surely didn’t think this product was marketed for gamers or simple users, right?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new phone"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get one of the Nokias or the Pixel. Those phones are pretty good, and the Pixel also will have update longevity since it’s always updated to the latest Android version.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Did I pick the wrong major?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Don’t despair. You chose a good field. The problem is that a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, is, at least in the US, pretty useless by itself. Once you get your MBA, job opportunities open a lot.

A BBA is pretty much generic education. This is a field where you have to specialize in order to succeed. There’s finance, accounting, marketing, economics, public relations, et . I have yet to see for the life of me a bachelor in BA with a decent paying job...most of them hold a MBA.

Now, you don’t need a MBA to start a business. There are many people out there without college education or without the right knowledge in a specific field and they end creating unbelievable products.

If you’re keen on entering and advancing in the industry, get a MBA. That would be my advice. You can also succeed with a BBA but you might not encounter many job opportunities, as you have already seen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best mechanical low-profile keyboard?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

So, the Vulcan is out. I'll be checking out your other recommendations. Those brands you mentioned aren't as big as others. Are those on the bottom end of or are those keyboards good? Thanks! Also, I just finished watching a video about the difference between Linear, Tactile and Clicky (which is just like tactile with a bit more bump) so it will help me determine which ones I want. But if I understood well, most membrane boards are tactile

BTW my old 2010 laptop was a Toshiba Satellite. I have never liked a laptop's keyboard like that one and I wouldn't know how to describe it. There is almost no noticeable separation between the keys and that helps tremendously with tactility and muscle memory. Most laptops I see today have more noticeably separated keys.

Toshiba Satellite keyboard vs Lenovo Ideapad

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hard drugs and legality."

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't deny that. But if you look across countries and places that have legalized things like cannabis, you'll realize that usage did't really go that much further than it already was, aside from those already using.

People START USING drugs because they are mysterious, interesting, thrilling substances. Because some people offer a hit at a clandestine nightclub or similar.

Part of the reason that people that aren't using start doing so is because it's thrilling to do something illegal...and they get off of it. And that's when you get addicted. If you saw a lot of people doing crack legally, on the street, and saw the effects, you probably would't feel the need to try it yourself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hard drugs and legality."

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

You forgot to mention that the War on drugs is pretty expensive and it's not a problem that can actually be erradicated. Those funds could probably be used for more useful things, like rehabilitating addicts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can police track a phone number?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, movies and TV shows always show that they can track a phone number if apparently you keep a call going on for more than 30 seconds or 3 minutes, I can't remember.

The point being, yes, they can track phone calls, and certainly phone numbers. They would have to verify who the number belongs to with the carrier, and I assume the carrier will refuse and ask for a warrant because "they must protect their customers"

As others have said, it's a matter of civil court or a small claims court. You have his address, his phone number, the broken card. I just hope you took a picture of the add before he took it down. That would help you with your case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Phone Recommendations"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Pixel 3 from Google and the Xperia from Sony are two of the highest quality Android phones I would recommend. Maybe one of the Huaweis, but I haven't seen those, but apparently they are quite good.

Check Amazon. You can find unlocked Xperias there for a good price. I recommend checking Sony's mobile website so you know the specs of their phones and buy one that matches the specs of the iPhone 8 Plus.

I've never liked Samsung. They cost as much, or the same as iPhones. For that price, the Pixel 3 makes more sense since at least Google phones receive future OS updates.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why aren't credit history and scores universal?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I see your point. The problem is that not all credit bureaus display the same score therefore affecting you one way or another. I don't understand why we would need more than one credit bureau.

The way I see it, the International Monetary Fund should merge all credit bureaus into one of their own, and give people a median score based on the sum of all of their scores divided by the number of bureaus. That means that if my Equifax score is 750 and my Transunion score is 780, I would get a credit score of 765. The banks would serve as intermediaries to provide the credit history.

So if I go anywhere in the world, a bank could check my IMF score and credit history and I'm all set.

It doesn't even have to be the IMF. An institution like a International Credit Bureau would serve as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bitcoin value dropping"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't expect a big jump. The BTC craze/trend ended with the 22 December 2017 price crash. Nowadays people are more cautious about investing in this thing. People will still be buying mining rigs, just not as much or as many as before

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cars..."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Mon auto préféré c'est le Kia Niro. C'est la carrosse de mes rêves. C'est un VUS, c'est hybride, a le meilleur kilométrage des VUS du marché et c'est plus beau que la monstruosité que c'est le Prius.

Voilà! traduisez mon texte si vous voulez comprendre :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "not a vacation"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Chinese cuisine is very diverse. You didn't go to the right, local places. What did you expect going to two american fast food chains in China?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A MONITOR STAND for $1000"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pretty cheap, actually.

The cheapest monitor of that kind in the market costs about 20K, and is smaller. One of the same size as Apple's monitor costs about 30k USD

The new Mac Pro/New monitor isn't targeted to mainstream consumers. It's made for huge studios like Pixar and that kind of businesses.

Alas, you gotta find a way to make fun of Apple.

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