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SenKa

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    SenKa got a reaction from Badegakk in VM Ware player free   
    I do not believe it would matter. Guest OS support of TRIM does not matter in the slightest because the guest OS isn't booting off of an SSD. It is booting off of a file on the SSD.
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    SenKa reacted to Kisai in How does one get a job at Linus Media Group?   
    Nay, they're very realistic.
    1. If you need a roommate, then you are not being paid enough to live in the location. You should not be subsidizing your employer, even if your employer is you. Two-income families can justify a larger place because they intend to have kids. Two roommates are just sucking up housing that families need, yet wouldn't need to if bachelor and 1-bedroom properties didn't have such a large cost gap versus 2bed/3bed units.
     
    2. Vancouver is the second most expensive city to live in right now. This is due to a combination of money laundering, counterfeit drug market, and foreign investment running head first into people buying up all the affordable buildings, demolishing all the affordable buildings, and replacing them with garbage-class luxury condos (that are too tiny to live in) or nothing at all. 
     
    If you are renting, the maximum is 25% of your gross income. If you really want to live in BC, you're going to drop 15-20% of your gross income in income tax, and an additional 12% on nearly all purchases in sales taxes. 
     
    Between taxes and renting, you're looking at 57% of your gross income is gone before you even buy food. This is why people should not be in a hurry to spend 50% of their gross income on housing, because they will surely find themselves in trouble if they ever miss a day of work.
     
    The necessary costs? Let's see internet, about $100/mo, mobile phone? 100$/mo. Energy? If you rent and heat is not included, probably $100/mo, otherwise might be closer to $50. Food costs and transportation costs are directly dependant on the kind of food you like and how far you are willing to walk/drive/transit to get to it. People often cite "oh just buy your own food" not taking into account the fact that they many not have a car or a fridge. 
     
    The same can be said for buying property. Most single family homes in Metro Vancouver built after 1979 have been built with illegal basement suites intended to be mortgage helpers. This means if you buy a 1 million (and nearly all detached homes are over 1 million) property, you are required to either rent that basement suite, even if illegal, in order to afford your mortgage. A Mortgage on a 1million dollar property is about 5,816.05/mo . So times that by 4 to get the monthly salary and then times by 12 to get the yearly salary of ‭279,170.4‬0‬. That's what you need before considering shooting yourself in the foot. Up that to 30% and then rent out the basement suite for 2000$/mo (yeah right), you instead need to make 3862/per week (185,377/yr salary.) The property taxes, or strata fees (everything that is not a SFH) can frequently be equal to renting. (Compare strata fees out east to BC, and BC is a bargain though.)
     
    That's how it works out here. You may not agree, and there are plenty of people who do not have a grasp of what it's like to live in a large metro area, but there are a lot of hidden costs and benefits that apply to living in a city like Vancouver, Hong Kong, and London that do not apply to large cities in the US. The principal problem with a comparison to the US is that health care is a landmine, so where in Canada you might have 57% of your income sucked away and get passable healthcare. In the US, you are always one health emergency away from being screwed forever.
     
     
     
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    SenKa got a reaction from GOTSpectrum in Thinkpad Goes Ryzen! Lenovo Adds Ryzen Pro To The Main Thinkpad Lineup   
    But its correct english grammar for titles ?
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    SenKa reacted to James in A $99 Laptop?! - Pinebook   
    When you quote me I get a notification
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    SenKa got a reaction from RorzNZ in How do I learn about Different car parts   
    Tacomas are only sold in North America, and a few select european countries.
     
    They are built cheaper, because they sell for less money than Hilux's do. They are still incredibly reliable, but the Hilux has carried the moniker of the "unkillable truck" for a reason. It has a name to uphold, where the Tacoma does not.
     
    When the Tacoma was first introduced the Hilux was sold concurrently. It was a cheaper alternative, and that stuck in the ideology of its design and in the minds of Americans. It is very rare to see a Tacoma in the US used for anything other than fleet work where they are treated as disposable. (F-150's are more famous for this, mind you. They are also relatively cheap and reliable)
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    SenKa reacted to Fasauceome in Gaming made from scrap?   
    Wot?
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    SenKa reacted to SansVarnic in Receiving Calls on PC as a PC Gamer- Is it Possible?   
    Skype, google duo, and a plethora of other apps.
     
    We do not allow lmgtfy links .... this is a google search did just for you. it's lists a lot of programs you can use, some are free and will present results dur to being free....(silence) .... and those that are paid will perform like those that should. https://www.bing.com/search?q=phone+calling+applicaons+for+pc&PC=U316&cvid=7a194f6000794d829922d3bfda26cd95&&FORM=ANNTA3&cc=US&setLang=en-US
     
    I personally have used a few of the paid through work and depending on our use case are decent.
    As for personal use I Skype on my persoanl pc and have had very very few issues using it. It can use your number or a new number.
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    SenKa reacted to Princess Luna in i5 2500 vs i5 2500k   
    It makes absolutely no sense to "upgrade" from an i5 2500 to an i5 2500K on a board that can't overclock.
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    SenKa got a reaction from DrMacintosh in Did older Samsung devices ruin the "normie" reputation of Android as a whole.   
    People who dont know what theyre talking out reference old memes, like Note 7 and Touchwiz.
     
    I personally made the switch to iOS due to a horrifically unstable Note 8 and the preceding phone being an absolute lemon even after 2 replacements.
     
    I bought an XS Max. Better battery life than any phone I have ever used, and the most stable by far.
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    SenKa got a reaction from Schnoz in Experiences with non-techies   
    New Macbook, actually. Im trained in Final Cut Pro moreso than I am Premier Pro ?
     
    See bio for new specs
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    SenKa got a reaction from Schnoz in Experiences with non-techies   
    I was using a P7350 and 9400M until... Today!
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    SenKa got a reaction from Schnoz in Experiences with non-techies   
    Rainbow apple is early PPC or Motorola.
     
    My first PC was an iMac G3. It was brand freaking new at the time (that dates me pretty well)
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    SenKa got a reaction from Schnoz in Experiences with non-techies   
    I got certified in Premier and promptly began creating news templates on an iMac with C2D's.
     
    Mind you... That was top of the line when I did... Im getting old
  14. Informative
    SenKa got a reaction from FatYeeterson in "The Beast" - 2005 dell PC   
    Board is almost certainly made by Foxconn, fyi.
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    SenKa got a reaction from Froody129 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I got a good one here boys. Its short, but should be funny.
     
    My neighbor isn't the smartest, but she's a fellow Missourian and probably one of my closer family friends. She stops in my work (UPS Store, she was shipping a package) and we chat while I enter info. Nothing all too interesting, but I asked if her husband had came across any abandoned PC's or the like at his work (Storage facility). She says no, but that she has a couple laptops for me. One of them was an "Apple laptop" that doesn't turn on. She says if I can fix it I can have it, so I go aight, worse case scenario I can sell it as spares. 
     
    This is a 2014 Macbook Air, which has the power button next to volume up on the keyboard.
     
    I take it apart, clean the dust bunnies out (needed, it was filthy), and press the power button for 2 seconds (as you need to do on these. If you just tap it it wont turn on.)
     
    It turns on no problem. Dead silent, just as it should be.
     
    I was expecting water damage, as this woman quite literally has a liquor stores worth of booze in her house (I am her dog sitter as well. I do take a sip sometimes). This laptop is also often left outside on her patio or under the awning by her pool.
     
    But nope, got a free Macbook Air and 2 other laptops to clean up and sell off. Feelsgoodman
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    SenKa reacted to Tristerin in Motherboard Bending   
    No, unless you didn't attach it right (mobo or the cooler)
     
    If you are REALLY concerned (they make bigger coolers than that) sit your desktop on its side so gravity isn't doing its thing.
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    SenKa got a reaction from BDMD in How do I learn about Different car parts   
    Used to work in a mechanics shop, and am a back yard mechanic to this day.
     
    Between me and LTTFanFromDarlo we prolly have you covered. The one thing I don't know how to do is rebuilt a transmission. Anything else? Ye.
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    SenKa reacted to SupaKomputa in overclockin a really old card   
    RX570 / 580
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    SenKa got a reaction from FloRolf in Experiences with non-techies   
    I got a good one here boys. Its short, but should be funny.
     
    My neighbor isn't the smartest, but she's a fellow Missourian and probably one of my closer family friends. She stops in my work (UPS Store, she was shipping a package) and we chat while I enter info. Nothing all too interesting, but I asked if her husband had came across any abandoned PC's or the like at his work (Storage facility). She says no, but that she has a couple laptops for me. One of them was an "Apple laptop" that doesn't turn on. She says if I can fix it I can have it, so I go aight, worse case scenario I can sell it as spares. 
     
    This is a 2014 Macbook Air, which has the power button next to volume up on the keyboard.
     
    I take it apart, clean the dust bunnies out (needed, it was filthy), and press the power button for 2 seconds (as you need to do on these. If you just tap it it wont turn on.)
     
    It turns on no problem. Dead silent, just as it should be.
     
    I was expecting water damage, as this woman quite literally has a liquor stores worth of booze in her house (I am her dog sitter as well. I do take a sip sometimes). This laptop is also often left outside on her patio or under the awning by her pool.
     
    But nope, got a free Macbook Air and 2 other laptops to clean up and sell off. Feelsgoodman
  20. Funny
    SenKa reacted to RorzNZ in How do I learn about Different car parts   
    Own a Subaru, you’ll get to know your car pretty quick.
  21. Funny
    SenKa got a reaction from SlimyPython in Canadian border agents increasingly being nosey with tech   
    Sounds like an oddly specific example... Do you have something to say? ?
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    SenKa got a reaction from Giganthrax in Experiences with non-techies   
    I got a good one here boys. Its short, but should be funny.
     
    My neighbor isn't the smartest, but she's a fellow Missourian and probably one of my closer family friends. She stops in my work (UPS Store, she was shipping a package) and we chat while I enter info. Nothing all too interesting, but I asked if her husband had came across any abandoned PC's or the like at his work (Storage facility). She says no, but that she has a couple laptops for me. One of them was an "Apple laptop" that doesn't turn on. She says if I can fix it I can have it, so I go aight, worse case scenario I can sell it as spares. 
     
    This is a 2014 Macbook Air, which has the power button next to volume up on the keyboard.
     
    I take it apart, clean the dust bunnies out (needed, it was filthy), and press the power button for 2 seconds (as you need to do on these. If you just tap it it wont turn on.)
     
    It turns on no problem. Dead silent, just as it should be.
     
    I was expecting water damage, as this woman quite literally has a liquor stores worth of booze in her house (I am her dog sitter as well. I do take a sip sometimes). This laptop is also often left outside on her patio or under the awning by her pool.
     
    But nope, got a free Macbook Air and 2 other laptops to clean up and sell off. Feelsgoodman
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    SenKa got a reaction from Derkoli in Experiences with non-techies   
    I got a good one here boys. Its short, but should be funny.
     
    My neighbor isn't the smartest, but she's a fellow Missourian and probably one of my closer family friends. She stops in my work (UPS Store, she was shipping a package) and we chat while I enter info. Nothing all too interesting, but I asked if her husband had came across any abandoned PC's or the like at his work (Storage facility). She says no, but that she has a couple laptops for me. One of them was an "Apple laptop" that doesn't turn on. She says if I can fix it I can have it, so I go aight, worse case scenario I can sell it as spares. 
     
    This is a 2014 Macbook Air, which has the power button next to volume up on the keyboard.
     
    I take it apart, clean the dust bunnies out (needed, it was filthy), and press the power button for 2 seconds (as you need to do on these. If you just tap it it wont turn on.)
     
    It turns on no problem. Dead silent, just as it should be.
     
    I was expecting water damage, as this woman quite literally has a liquor stores worth of booze in her house (I am her dog sitter as well. I do take a sip sometimes). This laptop is also often left outside on her patio or under the awning by her pool.
     
    But nope, got a free Macbook Air and 2 other laptops to clean up and sell off. Feelsgoodman
  24. Funny
    SenKa got a reaction from HarryNyquist in Canadian border agents increasingly being nosey with tech   
    Sounds like an oddly specific example... Do you have something to say? ?
  25. Funny
    SenKa got a reaction from Bensemus in Canadian border agents increasingly being nosey with tech   
    Sounds like an oddly specific example... Do you have something to say? ?
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