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TheFlyingSquirrel

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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Your unpopular (non-political, non-offensive) opinions!   
    The gender pay gap will always exist until men are no longer considered the primary earner for a family.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to aisle9 in Be careful when buying expensive things on eBay   
    eBay is not the same place that it was in 2012. These days, the seller gets bufu'd on everything. As a seller, I have PTSD from some of the shit I've put up with. As a buyer? Zero problems, zero headaches that weren't swiftly resolved in my favor by eBay.
     
    eBay is a different world now. All a buyer has to do is say, "It's not as shown," and they get a refund 100% of the time. No pictures necessary, no further description, they just win. And if the seller gets back a box full of snake turds, well, that seller had better take that box of snake turds down to the police station and fill out a report. If the seller calls eBay and says, "The buyer sent me back a box of snake turds instead of the Switch," their response will be, "Well how do you know the buyer did that? Who's to say that a postal worker didn't open the box and replace the contents? How do we know you didn't do it?"
     
    (yes, actual exchange I had with eBay once...but it wasn't snake turds in the box)
     
    This is such bullshit I don't even know where to start. If you buy a $500 PS5 and the seller is unable to ship it, you're going to piss and moan to eBay (and rightly so) and eBay is going to slap that seller with a defect which will raise their fee percentage and place limitations on their ability to sell, regardless of whether or not there was a good reason. I got a defect because a buyer wrote "return to sender" on a Q6600 while I was overseas. I had no messages from the buyer, nothing to indicate that it was coming back, no delivery notifications, just a bunch of angry messages from the buyer and eBay when I got back onto US soil. I had to spend hours and hours on the phone with eBay fighting to have the defect removed, explaining that the buyer never contacted me, there was no kind of tracking on the return, how could I possibly have known and acted upon it?
     
    I'm not going to call you a liar here, but I will say that every time I've seen someone say they "politely contacted the seller", it was either them being a dick or some kind of thinly veiled threat. I don't know if you did, but I do know that eBay doesn't like to ban buyers. And to the point others have made, yes, you should allow for a lot of extra time for packages coming ePacket from China. The postal system is screwed up everywhere right now.
     
    You can write pretty much anything you want here. I've pushed the limit many times, and I'm pretty sure I've never even had a mod message me to ask me to knock it the fuck off.
     
    So let me tell you why I personally do not believe you. eBay hates sellers. We're an inconvenience. We're necessary, but not really. There will always be people who want to sell their old stuff to pick up a few bucks. If I cause any buyers a headache, eBay will be more than happy to either chase me away with high fees or just dump me entirely. There are always more sellers. However, if a buyer is gone, their money is gone with them, probably for good. How will eBay ever live out their wet dream of dethroning Amazon despite having a completely different and much more niche business model if all the buyers decide to go to Amazon? That's why eBay is pushing free shipping on its sellers, why it defaults everything to expedited, why it just magically turns on Best Offer and decides that you're fine with any offers of 80% of your list price or greater, and why there is absolutely no such thing as a "no-returns" sale on eBay.
     
    But for you to be banned as a buyer? That takes skill. Either:
    You have a long history of sellers complaining to eBay about you--feedback for buyers means shit-all, because sellers can only leave positive You're not being entirely honest about the content of your message, or you wrote something that's ambiguous enough that the language barrier made it seem like a credible threat of some sort You return an abnormally high percentage of your sales (no one knows the exact number, but it's thought to be north of 90%) You have a history of feedback extortion Your account has been hacked and engaged in shady af behavior. You have personally driven to eBay headquarters, hit the CEO with a baseball bat, run for the exit, humped the receptionist on your way out the door, then gotten into a clown car with an "eBay sucks" banner behind it and laughed like Woody Woodpecker repeatedly as you drove away. And even then, they might just give you a two-week suspension. Getting banned from eBay takes mad skillz, way above and beyond what you're describing here. If you want some honest help figuring out what happened and what, if anything, you can do about it, try being honest about what happened. I've never seen someone saying they "politely" contacted the seller having actually done so. 10 times out of 10, they were an absolute dick about it.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to PorkishPig in Behringer UMC22 or Focusrite Solo for Conference Calls   
    Gotcha, I thought you were implying that you were going to be using the HD 58X with your interface.
    The audio output on an interface is best suited as either a slight upgrade over an onboard headphone output and/or for use with direct playback input monitoring.
    You may want to consider the UMC202HD instead of the UMC22. As I understand it, you'll have better drivers and sample rates over the UMC22. The difference between the UMC202HD and Solo is minimal when strictly referring to audio input. Go with whatever is cheaper.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to rice guru in Deciding between HD6xx, HD58x or any other?   
    No, it's a slightly narrower sounding headphone with weaker imaging than the 58x. If you want a nice wide sounding headphone with deep cups check out the he 400i by hifiman but the imaging isn't as precise as the 990 or 58x. Other options to look into are the k
    Akg k612 ,k701,q701k712 
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to Gamer Schnitzel in Best console for indoor exercising   
    Are you aware that Nintendo already released their new console called the Switch?
    It has a ton of exercise games. Just google Switch Exercise Games and you will get loads.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from sub68 in Your unpopular (non-political, non-offensive) opinions!   
    The gender pay gap will always exist until men are no longer considered the primary earner for a family.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from wall03 in Your unpopular (non-political, non-offensive) opinions!   
    The gender pay gap will always exist until men are no longer considered the primary earner for a family.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from Ty_Cox in Is 144hz G-SYNC Necessary?   
    No, tearing occurs when frame rate and screen refresh is out of sync.
    G Sync fixes that problem.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to HotCheeseNachozAndBurritoz in Desktop is broken on linux   
    Try deleting the LXDE config files. Or try this. Go into a TTY by using Ctrl + Alt + F2, or F3, ....., F12 (it is just trial and error until you reach a terminal login prompt). From there run
    It should delete your lxde config files, I believe. This might reset your DE and it might start to work again.
     
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to Taf the Ghost in AMD not supporting Zen3 on older motherboards :(   
    People act like Zen2 parts won't be the Best Buy for about 2 years after Zen3 launches, which I find odd. I get the frustration from those that bought a 3600/B450 combo because B550 simply doesn't exist yet, but the whole of the Tech Space has suddenly forgotten the entire Zen2 range exists. The 3900X and 3950X are going to be monster parts for at least several more years.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from sloniupl in (Update: OnePlus Nord) Return of the letter - Oneplus mid-range found   
    Oneplus need 3 skus, regular, pro, and legacy.
    It is a sad day that the Apple SE is much better value than Oneplus, and has a better camera.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from straight_stewie in First programming launguage   
    I would strongly suggest you figure out what kind of project interests you, then choose the one that requires logical thinking.
     
    When you are a good programmer, everything else is syntax.
     
     
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to Dutch_Master in display scaling issue on fedora 29   
    There's 2 options: reduce display resolution or use larger fonts. For the first, go to the Display page you've posted a screenshot of, select a smaller resolution from the drop-down menu on the right, confirm if asked and see what happens. Alternatively, in the same location you can see a scale option (bottom) with choices of 100 and 200%. Switch those around to see what effect that has on readability. Elsewhere in the Settings menu you should be able to change the font size, but as I don't use Fedora I can't tell you which option to click.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to LAwLz in Guess we don't need video cables anymore - USB4 arriving with Displayport 2.0   
    Because it isn't the same thing.
    Thunderbolt uses different signaling and encoding from USB 4.0, despite what a lot of articles says. 
     
    Thunderbolt 3 will also be less flexible than USB 4.0. For example Thunderbolt only supports displayport as the video signal. I am pretty sure Thunderbolt can only carry displayport, data (over the Thunderbolt protocol) and power. Nothing else.
    USB 4.0 will be able to carry MHL, HDMI, DisplayPort,  VirtualLink, analog audio and a bunch of other protocols. 
     
    USB 4.0 is objectively a better standard than Thunderbolt 3. Not only because of wider adoption (since it's USB) but also because of technical differences. 
     
     
    This also means that USB 4.0 devices might not support Thunderbolt 3 devices, and vice versa. It depends on how it was/is implemented as well as if the manufacturer can (and will) release software updates to support the different encoding and signaling in the USB 4.0 and/or Thunderbolt controller. 
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from Dutch_Master in Running Linux: terminal commands, more terminal commands, constant troubleshooting   
    I see where you are coming from, at the moment it really is a mixed bag.  Gnome and KDE are currently getting alot of funding from Redhat, Canoncial, Suse, Google, and Debian.  The reason is to solidify the desktop experience.  Everything aside from cinnamon(linux mint) and mate(strong following and stable) will be dead on arrival.  This is actually good for Linux; KDE, GNOME and Cinnamon are all solid desktop environment, and offer very different experiences.
     
     
    Please accept my apology if you felt that I bundled on top of you, I thought this was a Linux bashing thread, not someone struggling with how Linux works.   As the others have said feel free to ask questions, this is for the most part, a very friendly community. 
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to Kilrah in Running Linux: terminal commands, more terminal commands, constant troubleshooting   
    Not just linux. if you criticise anything in just a rant without context people who like that thing will come at you regardless of the topic.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to Kilrah in Running Linux: terminal commands, more terminal commands, constant troubleshooting   
    People can't hear you out if you don't give context - you just did but going from the first post alone there isn't much to go with.
     
    If you want as user friendly as possible go with something Ubuntu-based, not debian.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from kylepat in Running Linux: terminal commands, more terminal commands, constant troubleshooting   
    What you have mentioned isn't entirely accurate you don't need terminal, you can use things like package managers,  these are search and install, 2 click is updates.
     
    Linux leaves you alone, it won't tell, hey update now, click here and click update.  That is package manager specific. 
    It also requires you to understand installation thought process, you aren't looking for notepad++, you are looking for a text editor, you aren't looking for a Java ide, you want an ide, so on and so forth.
     
    Your post reads like someone who hasn't taken the 10-15 minutes to click around their distro and see what is actually installed.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from Dutch_Master in Running Linux: terminal commands, more terminal commands, constant troubleshooting   
    This statement is factually inaccurate, the kernel is the hardware support. 
     
    Linus has NO control over how distributions are made.
     
    Debian create their package managers, same as Canonical creates theirs, Arch creates theirs.
     
    Open source is non competitive, but there are a lot of gold standards around application processes if you are willing to take 15minutes to read.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from Dutch_Master in Running Linux: terminal commands, more terminal commands, constant troubleshooting   
    What you have mentioned isn't entirely accurate you don't need terminal, you can use things like package managers,  these are search and install, 2 click is updates.
     
    Linux leaves you alone, it won't tell, hey update now, click here and click update.  That is package manager specific. 
    It also requires you to understand installation thought process, you aren't looking for notepad++, you are looking for a text editor, you aren't looking for a Java ide, you want an ide, so on and so forth.
     
    Your post reads like someone who hasn't taken the 10-15 minutes to click around their distro and see what is actually installed.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from Sauron in Running Linux: terminal commands, more terminal commands, constant troubleshooting   
    This statement is factually inaccurate, the kernel is the hardware support. 
     
    Linus has NO control over how distributions are made.
     
    Debian create their package managers, same as Canonical creates theirs, Arch creates theirs.
     
    Open source is non competitive, but there are a lot of gold standards around application processes if you are willing to take 15minutes to read.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel got a reaction from benitiv in Running Linux: terminal commands, more terminal commands, constant troubleshooting   
    What you have mentioned isn't entirely accurate you don't need terminal, you can use things like package managers,  these are search and install, 2 click is updates.
     
    Linux leaves you alone, it won't tell, hey update now, click here and click update.  That is package manager specific. 
    It also requires you to understand installation thought process, you aren't looking for notepad++, you are looking for a text editor, you aren't looking for a Java ide, you want an ide, so on and so forth.
     
    Your post reads like someone who hasn't taken the 10-15 minutes to click around their distro and see what is actually installed.
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to benitiv in Running Linux: terminal commands, more terminal commands, constant troubleshooting   
    Linux requires the user to know what he is doing. This is just it's character.
    Being more transparent also makes troubleshooting and customization much easier.
    Linux is limitless. You theoretically can do anything you want without restriction and without any costs. 
    People are so familiar with windows-ish operating systems that they might find the idea of using the terminal intimidating. On the other hand, terminal usage is actually really just required for administrative tasks.
    Also on windows  and  mac, many administrative tasks are more easy / efficiently made by using the command line.
     
    Like if you set up PC for like your mom it will run _FOREVER_ without any trouble. So there is a more sharp line between administrative tasks and just the user layer. 
     
    Also i feel packet managers make linux distribution to such a great tool that they are. It's simple  _SECURE!_ and just so easy to use. Usually you only run into dependency issues if you have goofy updates / program versions what usually only happens if you install software _without_ the package manager.
     
    p.s. why would you want to run notepad++ on a linux system? 🙈
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    TheFlyingSquirrel reacted to BobVonBob in [Solved] What format for large capacity USB devices?   
    FAT32 and exFAT work across the three operating systems, although exFAT needs some extra packages to work on Linux. Basically if you're certain you'll never need a 4 GB file then FAT32 is the way to go. Other options could be making multiple partitions, which would allow you to use multiple file systems, although Windows would only mount the first one.
     
    This is the thing that really annoys me about USB drives these days, there's been no format that everything accepts since FAT32, which is really limiting.
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