catzambia reacted to flibberdipper for a status update, I have never shown my distaste for idiocy so elegantly and so restrained, and I am bo
I have never shown my distaste for idiocy so elegantly and so restrained, and I am both confused and aroused by it. I dare say I need to go back to the ER and get checked back out.
catzambia reacted to DocSwag for a status update, The logic of this article is infuriating. https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/07/17/
The logic of this article is infuriating.
The logic makes no sense. It doesn't matter if premier is "optimized" for the macs or not. The fact of the matter is that when the i9 is loaded up to max load that the cpu thermal throttles to below its base clock speed. If the apps are more optimized, all that would do is decrease rendering times, not decrease the TDP. The fact of the matter is that the cooling system in the i9 MBP is not capable of dissipating the heat generated by the 8950HK when at full load and running at its base clock.
It is possible that Dave2D got a bad sample. However, I don't think this is super likely: I doubt there would be cooling differences this vast between different units. And if it was true, that would also be really bad. This would indicate that the variance in cooling performance between different units of the same model MBP is very large, indicating bad QC. This type of thing SHOULD NOT be happening on a $3000+ machine.
Either way, Apple screwed up. And appleinsider does a very poor job of defending them.
catzambia reacted to CUDAcores89 for a status update, If you want a good quality printer, get a plain old black and white laser printer. Th
If you want a good quality printer, get a plain old black and white laser printer. They have come down in price significantly over the years.
When I was in college last year, I used a basic brother HL-L2320D laser printer. I still have that printer to this day, and it works great.
I got it in sale on best buys website (of all places) for $60.
It doesn't have wireless, you have to plug in a USB cable. That just means it works every single time .
It came with a toner cartridge in the box good for 3000 pages. I have yet to use up that toner cartridge.
I specifically looked for a model with cheap 3rd party toner cartridges. Cartridges for the brother series of printers is VERY cheap. I can get 4 toner cartridges for 25 bucks on eBay and each cartridge will do 2500 pages on it's own.
My roommate wondered "why do you have a huge printer"? Meanwhile his inkjet printer had broken down on him at least once and he had to buy a new pack of ink cartridges at least once during the year.
Inkjet printers typically cost $60-80 even at the low end, and the ink costs as much as the printer. While he had spent $200 to print out the same black and white essays I was printing out, I spent far less than he did.
If you are going to college soon and need to do a lot of printing, it will save you SOOO much time to not have to run back to the library just to print something stupid.
Also I do recommend brother for printers.They are the least likely to significantly up-sell you on the new toner like HP or Samsung. They also have very cheap toner cartridges as you can see.
catzambia reacted to CUDAcores89 for a status update, Just as a word of warning... NEVER keep ANY money in your balance of what are called
Just as a word of warning...
NEVER keep ANY money in your balance of what are called "money transmitter" services like Paypal, Venmo, square cash or many of these "digital payment" apps.
The reasons are two-fold:
1. You will not earn Interest on your money.
This one is not that big of a deal since interest rates are very low right now, like 2% at best, but 2% is better than zero.
2. They are not subject to the same fraud protections that banks are:
Under US federal law there are certain protections all US citizens have as bank account holders, where if money is fraudulently withdrawn from your bank you have a specific number of days to report it AND your liability is capped at a maximum dollar amount. Meaning if someone withdrawals say $1000 from your bank to some place in Turkey and you see it the next day, the bank has to (legally speaking) refund you.
Paypal, Vanmo and Square cash are not subject to these regulations. This means if say someone get's ahold if your paypal account and transfers out your balance into some foreign bank somewhere, you are at the mercy of the company to get your money back. This could also mean that if money randomly dissipeared form your account (like what happened to some venmo users in 2016) you are again at the mercy of the company to get it back. And if the amount is big, i'm sure they will just take the hit, write you off as a customer and forget about it rather than solving the problem.
Don't believe me? This has happened before:
2. Paypal, Venmo and Square are all not FDIC insured.
What is FDIC insurance? FDIC insurance is something that nearly all financial institutions in the United States have. This insurance guarantees that is said financial institution goes under, the depositors (you) will be guaranteed to lose ZERO money. So if your bank declares bankruptcy and you have $1000 there, you will still have a way to get all your money back.
Paypal, Venmo and Square do not have this. If paypal goes under, the creditors (lenders to paypal) are allowed to seize the depositors (your) money to pay them off. Meaning if you had $1000 in paypal and suddenly they go out of business, they have the right to:
Lock your account so you cannot withdrawal your money Use said money to pay off their creditors in the event of bankruptcy.
And do you really think paypal is going to give back the money out of the kindness of their hearts and NOT pay off their creditors? Of course not! If paypal was ever in a situation where they declared bankruptcy, you can bet your ass that they're gonna use your money to do it so the executives can get off Scott free because at the end of the day, they don't need to care about their customers at that point.
What can you do about this:
1. Connect your bank to these payment apps and only use them for bank-to-bank transfers.
Yes this is slower, but if you are sending a large amount of money and venmo goes under, there is no money for creditors to seize since it has moved between two banks. The sending and receiving banks are also required to provide consumer protections if your account is ever overdrawn, saving you in case your payment account is hacked.
Even better, connect your debit card to these accounts and send/receive money through a debit card instead. This way you will also be protected by visa/MasterCard.
2. If you receive money from someone, move it as fast as you can into your bank.
This way there will be no money in your account to begin with.
Me personally I am an ebay seller and have a paypal business account. Thus I have a feature called "auto sweep" where paypal automatically transfers the money in my account into my bank every day from my ebay sales. This can only be done on business accounts, which you can only get by pushing at least $5000 in sales through paypal so this won't apply to everyone.
The Sole exception to everything I just said is google pay. What makes google pay different is their funds are FDIC insured, thus they have all the protections as a bank. So feel free to keep a balance there.
This post was prompted by a relative who just had $300 stolen from their paypal balance. She got her money back, but it was a whole day of calling paypal (which isn't known for good customer service). Not she will just use her debit card everywhere.
catzambia reacted to Tech_Dreamer for a status update, Journalist : Oh man , i got no idea to get more clicks into my article with regular s
Oh man , i got no idea to get more clicks into my article with regular stories , Oh i know! *scribbles title* "FUCK TRUMP" .
Late Night TV show host :
Oh man , i got no idea to get more views onto my show with regular stories , Oh i know! *yells* "FUCK TRUMP" .
Oppressed gender-less entity :
Oh man , nobody's paying attention to me , Oh i know *aggressively typing* "FUCK TRUMP"
SJW Hijacking Comment section on news where He actually does something good that is beneficial to them as well :
" The kid that cried 'Wolf' a lot to get people gathered alarmed for his own pleasure & benefit when it was not present got ignored when the real wolf came in to feed & it bled everything in its sight "
catzambia reacted to CUDAcores89 for a status update, I went back to the scrapyard today: I found an 8GB stick of DDR4 SO-DIMM and an i5-66
I went back to the scrapyard today:
I found an 8GB stick of DDR4 SO-DIMM and an i5-6600 non-K. I got them for $5 and I used the RAM to upgrade my laptop from 8 to 16GB.
The CPU I found was "not for sale".
The owner there caught onto what I was doing. He has now hired a low-skill employee who goes around, picks the valuable bits out before I can even get there and resells the chips and RAM himself online.
I have now been pushed out of the market, the scrapping for PC parts dream is dead, at least there. I have another much smaller year I go to, but they don't have nearly as much good stuff. Mostly useless core 2 duos. Sometimes something cool will turn up like an x58 mobo and 16GB of RAM, but I usually only find that there once a month., not every single day like at the yard I like to go to.
I will have to look for a new yard to explore.
The good news is I can come in and buy single units of things for personal use, but no reselling them. I can pick up a few sticks of RAM I find and use them myself, but I can no longer buy 10 pounds of 2GB sticks of DDR3 to resell online for $500+ for the whole bundle.
This is the problem with a skill that can be picked up in a few months. If the money comes too easy, others will figure it out and competition will emerge, thus driving out all profit margins anyone would've made.
I suppose I should be going back to focusing on getting my engineering degree. Engineers make good money and they can simply afford to buy all the stuff I always grabbed out of the yard new.
catzambia reacted to Sylvie05 for a status update, This is probably going to sound really dumb but I cleaned my computer for the first t
This is probably going to sound really dumb but I cleaned my computer for the first time in a few months and it makes me feel accomplished, not because it's 1000x cleaner but because it's something I feel like I can take pride in having. It's something I built and something I take care of. And it looks badass.
catzambia reacted to handymanshandle for a status update, It's honestly funny and sad that having the wrong politics or opinion on this forum i
It's honestly funny and sad that having the wrong politics or opinion on this forum instantly turns you into a hated creature.