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Posts posted by Clanscorpia

  1. 1 hour ago, Sauron said:

    Hmmm... I wonder how they'll store enough fuel to make it all the way to mars and, more importantly, back. The Saturn V was over twice as tall and still had barely enough fuel to make it to the moon and back, and that's without 95% of the original rocket. I'm sure rocket technology and efficiency is much better now, but still...

    Image result for bfr

    The picture is just the actual ship, not the booster. Heres a comparison of the size with the booster. 

  2. 16 minutes ago, pApA^LeGBa said:

    See the problem with floatplane (still in beta so no judgement here) is that i don´t even know how many videos there are for a channel. Not even that info is visible before paying.


    Other than that, this is exactly like in gaming. Relying on fandom.  If you pull of such stunts in other business sections you get rekt. Easily spoken. Sorry. Non native. (In case you don´t get it, not blaming LTT or the gaming/YT industry here, but the customers that let them get away with it)


    And to everyone comparing this too musicians; Those do a world tour. Not a once in a year event.

    Floatplane is videos a week early and extra exclusive content. Everyone who pays knows that. And every other buisness sector does it, fandom is the only way to pull someone to something. Noone goes to a convention because they think "oh look theres a convention on the block, maybe Ill go". Theyre basically fandoms getting together. I dont think you understand why some things are exclusive. Youre acting like as an LTT subscriber youre entitled to everything they do, which absolutely is not true. And musicians are a great example, they just do it more often, which makes sense considering instead of 8 million fans they have tens and hundreds of millions. Its an exclusive event that you need to pay to view the content from it, and if that means going in person so be it. You need to realize that not everything a youtuber does has to be shown.

  3. 3 minutes ago, pApA^LeGBa said:

    @LoGiCalDrm You are fine with paying before you know what exactly you pay for? Well. I am not. No matter how much it costs and what we talk about.


    @Clanscorpia Why? It´s not like it would cost them extra money. They would even make more money when the uplopad.

    Because they dont want to? Its an exclusive event. It reduces the incentives to go to the event if they broadcast it.

  4. 1 minute ago, pApA^LeGBa said:

    Musicians make their money with selling something to the customer. Unlike a YT channel. That´s apples and potatoes you are comparing here.  A YT channel that refuses to show it´s activity on YT. I will never get that logic.

    Youre thinking very selfishly here. Musicians making their concerts exclusive, is the exact same as a YouTube channel making a convention exclusive. 

  5. 3 minutes ago, pApA^LeGBa said:


    @Clanscorpia again, we talk about a YT channel here. Not a native speaker, so maybe i don´t get my point across. But YT is about content. And LTX is about the content on a YT channel. So your logic is at least for me not convincing. YOu also imply that they do it for the money with this btw.

    Musicians are about music, and they dont release their concert music, or have everyone attend their concerts. 

  6. 22 minutes ago, pApA^LeGBa said:

    @Clanscorpia I would agree with you. If we weren´t talking about a YT channel here wich naturally is ALL about footage.


    And again, no matter how big LTX might get in future, it will always mean they leave out the majority of viewers on purpose. Because even if everyone could afford it and were all wiling to spend the money, it is impossible to make it happen for all viewers.


    Also i could afford it. It would just be waaay over the top to spend at least 1000€ (propably way more, i didn´t google) for flight, hotel and all that. I´d rather buy another gaming machine for that money, i don´t need one, but still.

    If you dont want to go, thats your choice and you cant complain about not seeing footage from it. Im not going to complain that I cant attend a concert or hear its live recordings. Based on your logic Im entitled to video footage and music from the concert because theyre "all about music". Concerts ALWAYS leave out the vast majority of listeners but people dont use that argument. 

  7. 4 minutes ago, pApA^LeGBa said:

    So this is actually not a joke, or some kind of missing footage that got lost or something? This is serious? They really don´t upload it so people come and visit in person?

    I am sorry, i really have a hard time believing this when talking about a 8 mIllion subscriber channel here. They leave out the majority of their viewers on purpose, surely knowing that a LOT will never be able to afford visiting in person.


    And what good is a livestream? For a european viewer. Who surely has not the time to sit at the PC the whole LTX weekend at crazy hours due to timezones. Jeez. Is this really serious?

    Just because you cant afford to visit something doesnt mean youre entitled to watch footage of it. 

  8. 1 minute ago, Aggravated Salmon said:

    I am gonna get a new monitor, so was just wondering whether plugging both monitors into one graphics card is gonna affect my FPS, if it affects even 5 fps +-, i'll just pop in my spare graphics card.

    My second monitor will have browsers, Spotify etc. open.

    Or will using a second graphics card reduce my PCI-E lanes to x8 and bottleneck my main graphics card? Doubt so seeing my motherboard is pretty decent.

    Id throw in the extra card just to be safe. Your motherboard should have at least 2 PCIe x16 lanes. Personally I think PCs always look better with more stuff in the PCIe slots so Id just throw it in. 

  9. 1 hour ago, Donut417 said:

    Maybe not but Car insurance companies are using it. And in many areas that just as vital or more vital than health care. Why? Because its illegal to drive a care in Michigan without it. While there are people who do, they have a lot of explaining to do when they get caught. Not to mention what ever ticket they will get. Car instance companies also use Age, Gender and Credit rating to determine rates or if they will even insure you. 

    Theyve been doing that for years, and its a known fact. Theyre not using this consumer score for this, theyre using math to determine how profitable you are. 

  10. 7 hours ago, Canada EH said:

    You know for a fact they are using it, and insurance companies are using it too.


    Just try to be as anonymous as you can be, which is hard to do with delivered items, but its not impossible. Its just the cost of being anonymous is not free, because even throw away credit cards cost a monthly fee in most cases.

    Healthcare cant really use it, as the price you pay is basically what your insurance wont cover and what hospital you go to, and insurance plans are generally risk-based, which has little to do with your consumer habits. If you go to the hospital a lot that will definitely impact your insurance though.

  11. 23 minutes ago, Donut417 said:

    Well most companies here in the US gave up on promotions for existing customers. T Mobile will give you their first born child if your a new customer, but if your existing, you tend to get fewer deals if any. Its all about adding new lines of service, if your not doing that dont expect much. The cheapest T Mobile plan is 2 lines for $30 each for a total of $60 a month with taxes and fees include and its for people 55+. The next step is the T Mobile One plan which is $70 a month with taxes and fees included for a single line. Though those prices to take in the cost of financing a device or the insurance cost. 


    This is why Im on the 4 lines for $100 plan that they no longer offer. Even though I dont get "Unlimited data", It will just be throttled when I go over 2 Gigs, I still pay less with 4 lines than I would with the newer plan. Though their service is much better than Sprint, who I had before. And they aint raping me like Verizon would be. 

    You have to negotiate, you cant just expect them to hand them out. Thats what the video talks about. You need to go after the deals, you cant expect them to give them to you.

  12. 20 hours ago, Donut417 said:

    How much does he pay? Cause the lowest plan for one line is like $60. He's not going to get service cheaper than what they advertise. 

    Thats not how phone companies work. Basically all phone companies will offer you loyalty prices if you've been around long enough. For example here in Canada my parents have been with Clearnet (now Telus) since 1995. The company sees that and will give you discounts for being with the company for so long. You just have to negotiate for it. Companies care a lot about loyalty and will bend the rules for you. Heres a marketplace video on it - 

    At our family butcher shop, there is definitely different treatment for people who come a lot, and also for people who are assholes at work. Give better treatment to the people who support your business, it just makes sense. 

  13. 1 minute ago, DrMacintosh said:

    Well the $21 is based on the productivity gains since the 1960s. Based on inflation it would be ~$11. Meaning that the USAs federal minimum wage is artificially low. Further in that video it was found that increasing the min wage had very little negative effects. Sure if you change it too much too quickly you will have a problem, but if you do it responsibly there are only upsides. 

    Of course, but you saying $21 threw your argument off. 

  14. 46 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

    Which is why a tiered system is a good approach. Raise the rate for everyone to about $10/hour and increase it based on how many are employed. You'll eventually reach equilibrium between how many jobs are needed to fulfill all daily needs and consumer spending to affirm it. 

    then why would you want to work for a small buisness? Whats the point if you know you'll get paid less. 


    1 hour ago, DrMacintosh said:

    I’m talking US dollars. Not Canadian dollars. 


    In the US the federal and many state minimum wages are set to $7.25. Not a living wage. 


    Of course 7.25 is too low, but 21? Thats ridiculous. Increasing ours by 30% had a big impact on growth in Ontario. I couldnt imagine a 200% increase. 

  15. 1 hour ago, DrMacintosh said:

    Wages should be at about $21 an hour.

    No, just... no. Living wage is 18.21 Canadian in Toronto. If you cant afford to live in a big city dont live there. 21 dollars an hour is absolutely abhorrent. My grandpas butcher shop almost closed down when our minimum wage was hiked to 14 dollars, I couldnt imagine what would happen to small business if it was hiked to 27. It's like people want corporatism

  16. 6 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

    You have any evidence about that?


    The Increased Wages might be because of minimum wage laws in some areas, that want 15 Dollars per hour...


    And that isn't really a good idea and the result of that is that they scrapped additional benefits or bonuses because of this regulation...


    While it would be nice that everyone would get 15 or 20€/h, it is just not possible or viable to do.

    Because some jobs are just not that valuable or deserving to get that much money...

    IF you have to pay someone that high, the jobs will be scrapped or replaced by automation...


    That is the price you have to pay for that...