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SirMonti

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About SirMonti

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    SirMonti#1336
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    Male
  • Location
    USA
  • Interests
    filming, climbing, equestrian
  • Occupation
    Student

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  • CPU
    i5-4690K
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition
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    16GB HyperX FURY
  • GPU
    GTX 660 Ti
  • Case
    NZXT H440 White
  • Storage
    500GB SSD, 1TB HHD
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    CX600M
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 300
  • Sound
    JBL jembe
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. If you can get there on a bike and have a passport book/card/nexus/bribe money, then yes, they will let you in.
  2. About ATMs: A note about money and avoiding fees for international travelers (ik its a lot to read but it can save some serious $$$ and headaches) Tl;dr : Using ATMs, debit, and credit cards can be: 1. verrrry expensive, 2. absolutely free, or 3. somewhere in between. Do your research to find the cheapest option. Don't let the bank fees cost more than the trip. Younger people talk to your parents. ATMs can be a great or terrible to get money abroad, depending on your account. For a lot of people the bank will charge both a fixed foreign ATM usage fee (like $5 per use) and a foreign transaction fee for some percent of the transaction (generally 1%-3%) on top of the fee the ATM itself charges. That can add up to be a lot of money really fast and for people with these accounts it can be a terrible way to get money. GOOD NEWS: A bunch of banks (especially online banks and credit unions) have the perk of free ATM usage where they will refund any fees from the machine, and will even refund those fees internationally. If they are refunding the normal ATM fee they also shouldn't charge their own international usage fee, but most will still charge the small foreign transaction fee. If you are lucky enough to have an account like this where you only have to pay, say 1% to use the atm, it could be MUCH cheaper than using a traditional currency conversion, and could be cheaper than the fees on a credit card as well. Check the terms on your bank account to see what charges you will face at a machine or by using the card at a store. This should be available online in the details of your account or by calling and asking. Credit cards are a similar story. While you do not use a credit card at an atm, most cards will have the foreign transaction fee for anything you buy. Many premium and travel cards have no foreign fee at all, so if you have one, bring it. For most of you who probably don't have a credit card, talk with you parents about all of this. They can help you out and may know what the best option for you. It all depends, personal example: the last time I went to Canada the cash exchange fee was huge, my credit card had a 3% fee in store, my debit had a 3% fee in store, but only 1% at ATMs and refunds all other associated fees. So my best option was to pay for everything with Canadian dollars I got from an ATM after I got to the country. My best friend would have been charged $8 plus 3% every time she used an ATM with her card.
  3. Whats the problem here exactly? According to that its only a 9 day bike ride...
  4. You can also ask around your friends and family, lots of people may have old tech sitting in storage that will never be used. Also look for other connections, I've seen many companies and schools where (for example) the head of IT has a bin or full room of parts/machines waiting to be recycled or used as spare parts and will let staff/students occasionally take something home. Back in high school almost all the parts I gathered to work with came from people who were happy to give away their 'junk' electronics that were taking up space.
  5. The site groupcarpool.com could help coordinate this. Lets drivers add their car with location, time, and number of seats and allows riders to sign up for a spot. I've set up an example here. lmk your thoughts
  6. Lie to Me Westworld Person of Interest Scooby Doo Where are You? Bojack Horseman The IT Crowd The Blacklist
  7. It looks like that is a problem booting windows because it can not access all the needed files. It could be inconveniently corrupted files or sectors on the hard drive, something got moved or deleted, etc. If you can use repair options or safe-boot try that, or get a fresh ISO to fix or reinstall the os
  8. The best game that never made it to consoles
  9. Tickets for PAX East just dropped. Looks like all days are individually purchased at $53. http://east.paxsite.com/registration
  10. I just got the Brainwavz Delta which are a pretty decent cheap pair. For even cheaper Monoprice 'Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earbuds Headphones' are $7 and go on sale even lower but are surprisingly decent to have around as a spare.
  11. When you are shopping used it can be hard to stick to a specific brand because the supply in the used market is always changing. I would recommend not putting to much care into the brand and instead just try to find the best deal in your area. Use sites and apps like craigslist, letgo, and Facebook groups so you can test the monitor and get an in person experience before buying to make sure it meets your needs. If you cant find anything, eBay.
  12. I would do some cable management for sure; desk organization to get more usable desk space - bins/shelves to stack stuff, finding a storage area away from the desk to move things to some LED strips on the back of the desk. White walls will carry color well, and a splash of color will help diffuse the contrast between the black desk + equipment and white walls
  13. Have a look at this, may answer some more questions
  14. It is possible, look into Dynamic DNS (with a service like No IP) to essentially use a domain name instead of an IP which makes things easier for your friends.
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