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    themctipers got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Metro exodus spoilers   
    Metro exodus spoilers
     
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    themctipers got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, all data has been recovered off of that HDD it's all still intact, like I suggested,   
    all data has been recovered off of that HDD
    it's all still intact, like I suggested, it was only the bitmaps in the beginnning part of the file system that were fucked, nothing else was broken. 
    0 corrupted files, everything seems to remain intact (after a chkdsk /f)
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    themctipers got a reaction from Techstorm970 for a status update, yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around aka all I did was   
    yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around
     
    aka all I did was just copy some code I found online and it worked and I'm impressed that it's working now and that I've wired things correctly 

     
    yes I have 3 leds, mosfets, and a maybe dead 7805 plugged into nothing because I don't have a place to store them yet
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    themctipers got a reaction from Techstorm970 for a status update, yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around aka all I did was   
    yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around
     
    aka all I did was just copy some code I found online and it worked and I'm impressed that it's working now and that I've wired things correctly 

     
    yes I have 3 leds, mosfets, and a maybe dead 7805 plugged into nothing because I don't have a place to store them yet
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    themctipers got a reaction from Techstorm970 for a status update, yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around aka all I did was   
    yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around
     
    aka all I did was just copy some code I found online and it worked and I'm impressed that it's working now and that I've wired things correctly 

     
    yes I have 3 leds, mosfets, and a maybe dead 7805 plugged into nothing because I don't have a place to store them yet
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    themctipers got a reaction from Techstorm970 for a status update, yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around aka all I did was   
    yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around
     
    aka all I did was just copy some code I found online and it worked and I'm impressed that it's working now and that I've wired things correctly 

     
    yes I have 3 leds, mosfets, and a maybe dead 7805 plugged into nothing because I don't have a place to store them yet
  7. Like
    themctipers got a reaction from Techstorm970 for a status update, yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around aka all I did was   
    yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around
     
    aka all I did was just copy some code I found online and it worked and I'm impressed that it's working now and that I've wired things correctly 

     
    yes I have 3 leds, mosfets, and a maybe dead 7805 plugged into nothing because I don't have a place to store them yet
  8. Like
    themctipers got a reaction from Techstorm970 for a status update, yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around aka all I did was   
    yay I got my pair of 74hc595s working after a day of fucking around
     
    aka all I did was just copy some code I found online and it worked and I'm impressed that it's working now and that I've wired things correctly 

     
    yes I have 3 leds, mosfets, and a maybe dead 7805 plugged into nothing because I don't have a place to store them yet
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    themctipers reacted to CUDAcores89 for a status update, I'm guessing people already know this, but my dad is an investment manager. Technical   
    I'm guessing people already know this, but my dad is an investment manager. Technically he IS am employee, but if you asked the government what he is, they would tell you he is a business owner. Yet my dad goes to work, works on a computer, then comes home to enjoy life like everyone else. What makes him a business owner?
     
    the answer lies in the paperwork. You see my dad works at a very small company of 8 people, and their business is structured as what is known as an S-corp. This means that each person is not only an employee, but they are also a shareholder of the business. But first to explain, let's go over how taxes work for an employee vs a business owner:
     
     
     
    Now that you know about how employee vs business taxes. But there are really only two kinds of income in the US:
     
    1. Earned income: 
     
    This is the highest taxed income the US has to offer. You will have to pay an effective 15.3% of your taxes to social security and medicare BEFORE your federal income tax which yes, is a separate tax. You will then have to pay taxes federal and state taxes on this income again, even though you have already been taxed. 
     
    2. Unearned income:
     
    This is income from things like stocks, bonds, real estate, or other forms of investments that are bought and sold at a later date. These are generally known by names like "dividend payments" or "interest payments". For example, the interest you earn on your savings account is unearned income. 
     
    The magic about unearned income is you will pay at an absolute maximum 15% taxes + your state taxes on this income. This means you do NOT have to pay social security and medicare on this income, meaning at most you will pay a 15% tax on this. 
     
     
    Most businesses (including my own) are set up as an LLC. An LLC is taxed just like a business owner in the video above. I buy stuff for my business, deduct the expenses to avoid paying taxes on them, then I pay taxes to the government with whatever's left. I pay taxes just like an employee but I get to deduct everything required to run my business.
     
    The real magic begins with something known as an S-Corp. An S-corp is another strategy to save on taxes. remember how i was talking about the unearned income thing from earlier? An S-corp allows you to take most of your money you made for the year and declare most of it as unearned income, meaning you pay much less on that money. Here is an example:
     
    Bob makes $100K a year as an LLC. When bob files his tax return, he tells the IRS he made 100K after his business deductions. Bob then pays the earned income tax on the whole thing which again entails paying 15.3% for social security and medicare plus the federal and state taxes. 
     
    Now let's pretend bob is an S-Corp. Bob then makes the same 100K a year after business expenses and tells the IRS his "earned" income was only 40K that year. Bob then partitions the 60K off as a "dividend" to his corporation paid to his shareholders, which also happen to be him. This means bob pays the FICA ( social security + medicare) taxes on the 40K a year + the federal and state taxes, BUT the 60K earmarked as a "dividend" is subject to a maximum tax rate of 15%. Effectively, bob get's to tell the IRS he legally made less than he really did in earned income and pay himself the rest in a dividend. 
     
    Now the IRS does watch out for business owners who declare they made just $1 a year and the rest is dividends, because you can't do that. the Tax code says you must pay yourself a "reasonable" salary, which can vary widely depending on your age or income. This is why I could not form an S-corp for my business, because I do not make enough to benifet from being an S-corp in the first place. 
     
    Here is another video explaining this:
     
    My favorite thing my dad ever said to me was "whenever I go to the pump for gas, i'm not really paying $3 a gallon. I'm actually paying about $2 a gallon. Why? Because I get to deduct my gas as a business expense since I am part owner of the business. I also got to deduct nearly the entire cost of my vehicle because I use it to drive to work. This means I don't actually have to pay taxes on these things, so I get to deduct them and effectively pay less for them."
     
    The point is being a business owner is great, because you pay less taxes than those employed peons. 
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    themctipers got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, anyone remember this? this is fake news and I am glad. 4k high works 50-70fps on my 3   
    anyone remember this?

     
    this is fake news and I am glad. 4k high works 50-70fps on my 3770k / vii
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    themctipers got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, anyone remember this? this is fake news and I am glad. 4k high works 50-70fps on my 3   
    anyone remember this?

     
    this is fake news and I am glad. 4k high works 50-70fps on my 3770k / vii
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    themctipers got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, anyone remember this? this is fake news and I am glad. 4k high works 50-70fps on my 3   
    anyone remember this?

     
    this is fake news and I am glad. 4k high works 50-70fps on my 3770k / vii
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    themctipers got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, no more fucking GTX 760 anymore woooooo   
    no more fucking GTX 760 anymore 
    woooooo

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    themctipers got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, no more fucking GTX 760 anymore woooooo   
    no more fucking GTX 760 anymore 
    woooooo

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    themctipers got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, no more fucking GTX 760 anymore woooooo   
    no more fucking GTX 760 anymore 
    woooooo

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    themctipers reacted to DrMacintosh for a status update, So to help finance my Ryzen 5 upgrade I sold my new 3DS XL. I totally didn’t need to   
    So to help finance my Ryzen 5 upgrade I sold my new 3DS XL. I totally didn’t need to do that as I almost entirely made up the cost of the upgrade by selling my old parts, but now I’m wanting to pick another DS up. 
     
     
    I used to own an original Launch Endition 3DS ($300 in 2011) that I sold to help finance my initial PC build. Once that was done I bought a Refurbished new 3DS XL ($150).....I sense a pattern....
     
    Well anyway I was looking at the new 2DS XL and I must say, the design has grown on me. 

     
    It is definitely cleaner looking than the new 3DS XL, and it only costs $150. But of course it doesn’t have the 3D Screen, has a slightly smaller battery, and has worse speakers (not that the speakers really mattered). 
     
    I have a small library of 3DS and DS games that I like to play occasionally for nostalgia and just something different than the same PC games over and over again. There is only so much World of Warships that I can play before being burnt out and Subnautica scares the shit out of me. I’ve also never finished any major story driven game other than ones on Nintendo handhelds 🤣
     
    What do you think? Should I pick one up? Or should I say fuck that, buy another 8GB of RAM and save the rest for an eventual phone upgrade? 
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    themctipers got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, no more fucking GTX 760 anymore woooooo   
    no more fucking GTX 760 anymore 
    woooooo

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    themctipers got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, no more fucking GTX 760 anymore woooooo   
    no more fucking GTX 760 anymore 
    woooooo

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    themctipers got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, no more fucking GTX 760 anymore woooooo   
    no more fucking GTX 760 anymore 
    woooooo

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    themctipers got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 for a status update, no more fucking GTX 760 anymore woooooo   
    no more fucking GTX 760 anymore 
    woooooo

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    themctipers got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, 500gb hdd broke itself aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy   
    500gb hdd broke itself
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    (mounts in windows, no recognized file system. does not mount in linux, will probably dd to try to save it and then.. idk, keep it around because someday hopefully I can recover it because it should just be corrupted data, and not broke the whole filesystem and headers)
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    themctipers reacted to CUDAcores89 for a status update, LTT status updates > social media   
    LTT status updates > social media
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    themctipers reacted to DrMacintosh for a status update, What do I think is the best solution to the notch? Giant bezels So I like the look of   
    What do I think is the best solution to the notch? 
     
    Giant bezels

    So I like the look of the iPhone 6 design, sue me! It also makes phones cheaper  
     
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    themctipers got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, my 3000 n100 with a t7600 is actually usable as what I do on my T480: - shitposting o   
    my 3000 n100 with a t7600 is actually usable as what I do on my T480:
    - shitposting on discord
    - a bit of youtube (works fine for 720p, can even do 1080 sometimes)
    - basic web browsing
     
    even has better speakers, trackpad, keyboard, and aspect ratio. very cramped screen (WXGA only) but oh well, can always go WSXGA+ mod if I really wanted to spend more on this POS
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    themctipers got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, ISO 12 JELBREK N O W   
    ISO 12 JELBREK N O W 

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