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FeralWombat

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    FeralWombat reacted to lewdicrous in WHY do I pay Adobe $10K a YEAR!?   
    Adobe is pay to win.
  2. Like
    FeralWombat got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in What to upgrade?   
    thank you for the replies
    I was more leaning towards this option of OC'ing and an additional ram stick, so I'm quite glad to see this feedback here also.
     
    @Taf the Ghost I'm indeed using an HDD drive for these games as they are each 70+GB; perhaps an update here is also necessary?
  3. Funny
    FeralWombat reacted to aisle9 in How can i become a more valuable member of this forum?   
    This is premature postjaculation.
  4. Agree
    FeralWombat got a reaction from Nacht in Boycott Proposal to Improve Gaming   
    Haven't publishers and devs said they are using lootboxes and dlc's as a way to keep the price of the "main" games the same as it has been for the past couple of decades? In all fairness, they have a point.
  5. Agree
    FeralWombat got a reaction from Jurunce in Boycott Proposal to Improve Gaming   
    Hardware costs less money? Couldn't disagree more.
    Effective marketing is more expensive than ever before; Staff costs are usually a companies biggest expense, especially if we're talking about customer support and specialized staff. I'm not even factoring in inflation.
     
    To be clear, I don't agree with these practices, if FULL games need to be more expensive because of all these reasons, then up the price and let the consumer decide, imo.
  6. Agree
    FeralWombat got a reaction from Whiskers in Boycott Proposal to Improve Gaming   
    Hardware costs less money? Couldn't disagree more.
    Effective marketing is more expensive than ever before; Staff costs are usually a companies biggest expense, especially if we're talking about customer support and specialized staff. I'm not even factoring in inflation.
     
    To be clear, I don't agree with these practices, if FULL games need to be more expensive because of all these reasons, then up the price and let the consumer decide, imo.
  7. Agree
    FeralWombat got a reaction from MrDynamicMan in South Korean government preparing bill to ban crypto trading   
    Unpopular personal opinion: crypto currency, while arguably the product of a "necessary" evil, is still an evil in which no wealth is generated but simply transferred.
     
    There will be those that may argue that wealth is generated by the purchase of hardware to acquire said crypto, the bottom line is its still a shell game since ultimately that expenditure is intended to be covered by successfully mining and trading crypto.
  8. Like
    FeralWombat got a reaction from 7thlvl in Emails reveal extent of Google's toxic work culture   
    I've personally been the victim of racists against whites in the short time I've spent in a computer-related hardware company with just north of 200 employees in a particular European country.
    I shall keep both the company's name and location from this post however. This firm had brought upon itself the need to hire people from diverse ethnicity and background and priority was given to candidates from outside Europe. This was communicated to me as I was part of the recruitment for my department. Too often have we turned down very promising local candidates in favor of less qualified ones from outside Europe in order to keep the diverse "quota". Hiring from outside EU often also means waiting for the candidate to have a residency and work visa/permit meanwhile having the position on hold for this particular person. This could take anywhere from 3 to 6 months from the time we offered the position to when the new hire would actually begin.
     
    Every business quarter, employees would meet for a dinner party as part of employee engagement and usually it was quite nice.
    One of the times, the climate and overpopulation topic came along, and I've mentioned that the over-populated countries, so India and China, should revise or implement their family planning laws, especially India given the huge plumbing issues they are facing. These sanitary problems will lead to disease which will spread, especially dangerous in a country like India which lives a lot off tourism and with a lot of emigrants. inb4: alcohol was not allowed at these dinner parties, so I remember well what I said.
    In the group of people, there were a couple of Indian natives and another couple of Philippians (there were others as well, but these were the ones that most strongly voices their "opinions", all males in this case). In the conversation, I felt like I was objective and factual, mentioned what is reported by news articles and pretty much everyone recognized this yet for some reason, those guys decided to call me "an insensitive white bastard" (for bringing up a factual but seemingly sensitive topic?), "typical bible beater" (yet I've no religious creed), "why don't I take my opinion back to my shit country" and my favorite "there is an overpopulation of wops like me" (strange because I'm not Italian) .
    Basically, after having repeated many times that all I've said was my opinion based on facts, and that I meant no offense to anyone especially that, overpopulation is an issue for all of us, I was invited to leave the party, which I gladly did. The following Monday started off by being called to my managers office, with an HR officer. I was fired on the spot for my "racist behavior" at a company party, however I would allowed to bilateral contract termination, if I were to publicly apologize to the colleges who I have offended. I agreed to this one, I need to get off on good terms, at least in paper. In my apology, I've mentioned that, as a non-minority race, I should have known better and should have kept my opinions to myself. Before this was sent out, it was approved by that same manager. In case it was not obvious, those guys had no consequences, in spite of the personal offenses towards me.
     
    Ever since then I've moved, not only cities, but I am now in a different country. What have I taken off this experience? As a person who has worked in several countries, mostly in very ethnicity diverse companies, I don't have to learn to accept someone from a foreign culture, it's easy because they are like me, someone who wanted, not only to experience something new, but also a better/different life and left family and friends behind for that. But I've also learned that people who come from mostly homogeneous cultures, are the ones who have the biggest trouble in accepting the cultures they insert themselves into, and are often frustrated with the resistance they meet when trying to change that; these are the people who move to another country wanting it to be like home, and rather than absorbing the new culture, they repel it because it's not theirs.
     
    Sorry for the long text, I hope people won't start assuming that I've done wrong and I got what I deserved, ripped what I sowed.
    Assumptions are byproducts of generalization, which is itself a human fault and feature. It does, however result in a lot of hate towards particular people we have no idea about.
  9. Like
    FeralWombat got a reaction from shermantanker in Emails reveal extent of Google's toxic work culture   
    I've personally been the victim of racists against whites in the short time I've spent in a computer-related hardware company with just north of 200 employees in a particular European country.
    I shall keep both the company's name and location from this post however. This firm had brought upon itself the need to hire people from diverse ethnicity and background and priority was given to candidates from outside Europe. This was communicated to me as I was part of the recruitment for my department. Too often have we turned down very promising local candidates in favor of less qualified ones from outside Europe in order to keep the diverse "quota". Hiring from outside EU often also means waiting for the candidate to have a residency and work visa/permit meanwhile having the position on hold for this particular person. This could take anywhere from 3 to 6 months from the time we offered the position to when the new hire would actually begin.
     
    Every business quarter, employees would meet for a dinner party as part of employee engagement and usually it was quite nice.
    One of the times, the climate and overpopulation topic came along, and I've mentioned that the over-populated countries, so India and China, should revise or implement their family planning laws, especially India given the huge plumbing issues they are facing. These sanitary problems will lead to disease which will spread, especially dangerous in a country like India which lives a lot off tourism and with a lot of emigrants. inb4: alcohol was not allowed at these dinner parties, so I remember well what I said.
    In the group of people, there were a couple of Indian natives and another couple of Philippians (there were others as well, but these were the ones that most strongly voices their "opinions", all males in this case). In the conversation, I felt like I was objective and factual, mentioned what is reported by news articles and pretty much everyone recognized this yet for some reason, those guys decided to call me "an insensitive white bastard" (for bringing up a factual but seemingly sensitive topic?), "typical bible beater" (yet I've no religious creed), "why don't I take my opinion back to my shit country" and my favorite "there is an overpopulation of wops like me" (strange because I'm not Italian) .
    Basically, after having repeated many times that all I've said was my opinion based on facts, and that I meant no offense to anyone especially that, overpopulation is an issue for all of us, I was invited to leave the party, which I gladly did. The following Monday started off by being called to my managers office, with an HR officer. I was fired on the spot for my "racist behavior" at a company party, however I would allowed to bilateral contract termination, if I were to publicly apologize to the colleges who I have offended. I agreed to this one, I need to get off on good terms, at least in paper. In my apology, I've mentioned that, as a non-minority race, I should have known better and should have kept my opinions to myself. Before this was sent out, it was approved by that same manager. In case it was not obvious, those guys had no consequences, in spite of the personal offenses towards me.
     
    Ever since then I've moved, not only cities, but I am now in a different country. What have I taken off this experience? As a person who has worked in several countries, mostly in very ethnicity diverse companies, I don't have to learn to accept someone from a foreign culture, it's easy because they are like me, someone who wanted, not only to experience something new, but also a better/different life and left family and friends behind for that. But I've also learned that people who come from mostly homogeneous cultures, are the ones who have the biggest trouble in accepting the cultures they insert themselves into, and are often frustrated with the resistance they meet when trying to change that; these are the people who move to another country wanting it to be like home, and rather than absorbing the new culture, they repel it because it's not theirs.
     
    Sorry for the long text, I hope people won't start assuming that I've done wrong and I got what I deserved, ripped what I sowed.
    Assumptions are byproducts of generalization, which is itself a human fault and feature. It does, however result in a lot of hate towards particular people we have no idea about.
  10. Like
    FeralWombat got a reaction from Arenero14 in Emails reveal extent of Google's toxic work culture   
    I've personally been the victim of racists against whites in the short time I've spent in a computer-related hardware company with just north of 200 employees in a particular European country.
    I shall keep both the company's name and location from this post however. This firm had brought upon itself the need to hire people from diverse ethnicity and background and priority was given to candidates from outside Europe. This was communicated to me as I was part of the recruitment for my department. Too often have we turned down very promising local candidates in favor of less qualified ones from outside Europe in order to keep the diverse "quota". Hiring from outside EU often also means waiting for the candidate to have a residency and work visa/permit meanwhile having the position on hold for this particular person. This could take anywhere from 3 to 6 months from the time we offered the position to when the new hire would actually begin.
     
    Every business quarter, employees would meet for a dinner party as part of employee engagement and usually it was quite nice.
    One of the times, the climate and overpopulation topic came along, and I've mentioned that the over-populated countries, so India and China, should revise or implement their family planning laws, especially India given the huge plumbing issues they are facing. These sanitary problems will lead to disease which will spread, especially dangerous in a country like India which lives a lot off tourism and with a lot of emigrants. inb4: alcohol was not allowed at these dinner parties, so I remember well what I said.
    In the group of people, there were a couple of Indian natives and another couple of Philippians (there were others as well, but these were the ones that most strongly voices their "opinions", all males in this case). In the conversation, I felt like I was objective and factual, mentioned what is reported by news articles and pretty much everyone recognized this yet for some reason, those guys decided to call me "an insensitive white bastard" (for bringing up a factual but seemingly sensitive topic?), "typical bible beater" (yet I've no religious creed), "why don't I take my opinion back to my shit country" and my favorite "there is an overpopulation of wops like me" (strange because I'm not Italian) .
    Basically, after having repeated many times that all I've said was my opinion based on facts, and that I meant no offense to anyone especially that, overpopulation is an issue for all of us, I was invited to leave the party, which I gladly did. The following Monday started off by being called to my managers office, with an HR officer. I was fired on the spot for my "racist behavior" at a company party, however I would allowed to bilateral contract termination, if I were to publicly apologize to the colleges who I have offended. I agreed to this one, I need to get off on good terms, at least in paper. In my apology, I've mentioned that, as a non-minority race, I should have known better and should have kept my opinions to myself. Before this was sent out, it was approved by that same manager. In case it was not obvious, those guys had no consequences, in spite of the personal offenses towards me.
     
    Ever since then I've moved, not only cities, but I am now in a different country. What have I taken off this experience? As a person who has worked in several countries, mostly in very ethnicity diverse companies, I don't have to learn to accept someone from a foreign culture, it's easy because they are like me, someone who wanted, not only to experience something new, but also a better/different life and left family and friends behind for that. But I've also learned that people who come from mostly homogeneous cultures, are the ones who have the biggest trouble in accepting the cultures they insert themselves into, and are often frustrated with the resistance they meet when trying to change that; these are the people who move to another country wanting it to be like home, and rather than absorbing the new culture, they repel it because it's not theirs.
     
    Sorry for the long text, I hope people won't start assuming that I've done wrong and I got what I deserved, ripped what I sowed.
    Assumptions are byproducts of generalization, which is itself a human fault and feature. It does, however result in a lot of hate towards particular people we have no idea about.
  11. Like
    FeralWombat got a reaction from Kompira in Emails reveal extent of Google's toxic work culture   
    I've personally been the victim of racists against whites in the short time I've spent in a computer-related hardware company with just north of 200 employees in a particular European country.
    I shall keep both the company's name and location from this post however. This firm had brought upon itself the need to hire people from diverse ethnicity and background and priority was given to candidates from outside Europe. This was communicated to me as I was part of the recruitment for my department. Too often have we turned down very promising local candidates in favor of less qualified ones from outside Europe in order to keep the diverse "quota". Hiring from outside EU often also means waiting for the candidate to have a residency and work visa/permit meanwhile having the position on hold for this particular person. This could take anywhere from 3 to 6 months from the time we offered the position to when the new hire would actually begin.
     
    Every business quarter, employees would meet for a dinner party as part of employee engagement and usually it was quite nice.
    One of the times, the climate and overpopulation topic came along, and I've mentioned that the over-populated countries, so India and China, should revise or implement their family planning laws, especially India given the huge plumbing issues they are facing. These sanitary problems will lead to disease which will spread, especially dangerous in a country like India which lives a lot off tourism and with a lot of emigrants. inb4: alcohol was not allowed at these dinner parties, so I remember well what I said.
    In the group of people, there were a couple of Indian natives and another couple of Philippians (there were others as well, but these were the ones that most strongly voices their "opinions", all males in this case). In the conversation, I felt like I was objective and factual, mentioned what is reported by news articles and pretty much everyone recognized this yet for some reason, those guys decided to call me "an insensitive white bastard" (for bringing up a factual but seemingly sensitive topic?), "typical bible beater" (yet I've no religious creed), "why don't I take my opinion back to my shit country" and my favorite "there is an overpopulation of wops like me" (strange because I'm not Italian) .
    Basically, after having repeated many times that all I've said was my opinion based on facts, and that I meant no offense to anyone especially that, overpopulation is an issue for all of us, I was invited to leave the party, which I gladly did. The following Monday started off by being called to my managers office, with an HR officer. I was fired on the spot for my "racist behavior" at a company party, however I would allowed to bilateral contract termination, if I were to publicly apologize to the colleges who I have offended. I agreed to this one, I need to get off on good terms, at least in paper. In my apology, I've mentioned that, as a non-minority race, I should have known better and should have kept my opinions to myself. Before this was sent out, it was approved by that same manager. In case it was not obvious, those guys had no consequences, in spite of the personal offenses towards me.
     
    Ever since then I've moved, not only cities, but I am now in a different country. What have I taken off this experience? As a person who has worked in several countries, mostly in very ethnicity diverse companies, I don't have to learn to accept someone from a foreign culture, it's easy because they are like me, someone who wanted, not only to experience something new, but also a better/different life and left family and friends behind for that. But I've also learned that people who come from mostly homogeneous cultures, are the ones who have the biggest trouble in accepting the cultures they insert themselves into, and are often frustrated with the resistance they meet when trying to change that; these are the people who move to another country wanting it to be like home, and rather than absorbing the new culture, they repel it because it's not theirs.
     
    Sorry for the long text, I hope people won't start assuming that I've done wrong and I got what I deserved, ripped what I sowed.
    Assumptions are byproducts of generalization, which is itself a human fault and feature. It does, however result in a lot of hate towards particular people we have no idea about.
  12. Agree
    FeralWombat reacted to DrMacintosh in South Korean government preparing bill to ban crypto trading   
    Crypto in general. All I see it a snake oil that’s not actually worth anything. 
  13. Like
    FeralWombat got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Emails reveal extent of Google's toxic work culture   
    I've personally been the victim of racists against whites in the short time I've spent in a computer-related hardware company with just north of 200 employees in a particular European country.
    I shall keep both the company's name and location from this post however. This firm had brought upon itself the need to hire people from diverse ethnicity and background and priority was given to candidates from outside Europe. This was communicated to me as I was part of the recruitment for my department. Too often have we turned down very promising local candidates in favor of less qualified ones from outside Europe in order to keep the diverse "quota". Hiring from outside EU often also means waiting for the candidate to have a residency and work visa/permit meanwhile having the position on hold for this particular person. This could take anywhere from 3 to 6 months from the time we offered the position to when the new hire would actually begin.
     
    Every business quarter, employees would meet for a dinner party as part of employee engagement and usually it was quite nice.
    One of the times, the climate and overpopulation topic came along, and I've mentioned that the over-populated countries, so India and China, should revise or implement their family planning laws, especially India given the huge plumbing issues they are facing. These sanitary problems will lead to disease which will spread, especially dangerous in a country like India which lives a lot off tourism and with a lot of emigrants. inb4: alcohol was not allowed at these dinner parties, so I remember well what I said.
    In the group of people, there were a couple of Indian natives and another couple of Philippians (there were others as well, but these were the ones that most strongly voices their "opinions", all males in this case). In the conversation, I felt like I was objective and factual, mentioned what is reported by news articles and pretty much everyone recognized this yet for some reason, those guys decided to call me "an insensitive white bastard" (for bringing up a factual but seemingly sensitive topic?), "typical bible beater" (yet I've no religious creed), "why don't I take my opinion back to my shit country" and my favorite "there is an overpopulation of wops like me" (strange because I'm not Italian) .
    Basically, after having repeated many times that all I've said was my opinion based on facts, and that I meant no offense to anyone especially that, overpopulation is an issue for all of us, I was invited to leave the party, which I gladly did. The following Monday started off by being called to my managers office, with an HR officer. I was fired on the spot for my "racist behavior" at a company party, however I would allowed to bilateral contract termination, if I were to publicly apologize to the colleges who I have offended. I agreed to this one, I need to get off on good terms, at least in paper. In my apology, I've mentioned that, as a non-minority race, I should have known better and should have kept my opinions to myself. Before this was sent out, it was approved by that same manager. In case it was not obvious, those guys had no consequences, in spite of the personal offenses towards me.
     
    Ever since then I've moved, not only cities, but I am now in a different country. What have I taken off this experience? As a person who has worked in several countries, mostly in very ethnicity diverse companies, I don't have to learn to accept someone from a foreign culture, it's easy because they are like me, someone who wanted, not only to experience something new, but also a better/different life and left family and friends behind for that. But I've also learned that people who come from mostly homogeneous cultures, are the ones who have the biggest trouble in accepting the cultures they insert themselves into, and are often frustrated with the resistance they meet when trying to change that; these are the people who move to another country wanting it to be like home, and rather than absorbing the new culture, they repel it because it's not theirs.
     
    Sorry for the long text, I hope people won't start assuming that I've done wrong and I got what I deserved, ripped what I sowed.
    Assumptions are byproducts of generalization, which is itself a human fault and feature. It does, however result in a lot of hate towards particular people we have no idea about.
  14. Like
    FeralWombat got a reaction from Maxxtraxx in Emails reveal extent of Google's toxic work culture   
    I've personally been the victim of racists against whites in the short time I've spent in a computer-related hardware company with just north of 200 employees in a particular European country.
    I shall keep both the company's name and location from this post however. This firm had brought upon itself the need to hire people from diverse ethnicity and background and priority was given to candidates from outside Europe. This was communicated to me as I was part of the recruitment for my department. Too often have we turned down very promising local candidates in favor of less qualified ones from outside Europe in order to keep the diverse "quota". Hiring from outside EU often also means waiting for the candidate to have a residency and work visa/permit meanwhile having the position on hold for this particular person. This could take anywhere from 3 to 6 months from the time we offered the position to when the new hire would actually begin.
     
    Every business quarter, employees would meet for a dinner party as part of employee engagement and usually it was quite nice.
    One of the times, the climate and overpopulation topic came along, and I've mentioned that the over-populated countries, so India and China, should revise or implement their family planning laws, especially India given the huge plumbing issues they are facing. These sanitary problems will lead to disease which will spread, especially dangerous in a country like India which lives a lot off tourism and with a lot of emigrants. inb4: alcohol was not allowed at these dinner parties, so I remember well what I said.
    In the group of people, there were a couple of Indian natives and another couple of Philippians (there were others as well, but these were the ones that most strongly voices their "opinions", all males in this case). In the conversation, I felt like I was objective and factual, mentioned what is reported by news articles and pretty much everyone recognized this yet for some reason, those guys decided to call me "an insensitive white bastard" (for bringing up a factual but seemingly sensitive topic?), "typical bible beater" (yet I've no religious creed), "why don't I take my opinion back to my shit country" and my favorite "there is an overpopulation of wops like me" (strange because I'm not Italian) .
    Basically, after having repeated many times that all I've said was my opinion based on facts, and that I meant no offense to anyone especially that, overpopulation is an issue for all of us, I was invited to leave the party, which I gladly did. The following Monday started off by being called to my managers office, with an HR officer. I was fired on the spot for my "racist behavior" at a company party, however I would allowed to bilateral contract termination, if I were to publicly apologize to the colleges who I have offended. I agreed to this one, I need to get off on good terms, at least in paper. In my apology, I've mentioned that, as a non-minority race, I should have known better and should have kept my opinions to myself. Before this was sent out, it was approved by that same manager. In case it was not obvious, those guys had no consequences, in spite of the personal offenses towards me.
     
    Ever since then I've moved, not only cities, but I am now in a different country. What have I taken off this experience? As a person who has worked in several countries, mostly in very ethnicity diverse companies, I don't have to learn to accept someone from a foreign culture, it's easy because they are like me, someone who wanted, not only to experience something new, but also a better/different life and left family and friends behind for that. But I've also learned that people who come from mostly homogeneous cultures, are the ones who have the biggest trouble in accepting the cultures they insert themselves into, and are often frustrated with the resistance they meet when trying to change that; these are the people who move to another country wanting it to be like home, and rather than absorbing the new culture, they repel it because it's not theirs.
     
    Sorry for the long text, I hope people won't start assuming that I've done wrong and I got what I deserved, ripped what I sowed.
    Assumptions are byproducts of generalization, which is itself a human fault and feature. It does, however result in a lot of hate towards particular people we have no idea about.
  15. Like
    FeralWombat got a reaction from JuNex03 in Emails reveal extent of Google's toxic work culture   
    I've personally been the victim of racists against whites in the short time I've spent in a computer-related hardware company with just north of 200 employees in a particular European country.
    I shall keep both the company's name and location from this post however. This firm had brought upon itself the need to hire people from diverse ethnicity and background and priority was given to candidates from outside Europe. This was communicated to me as I was part of the recruitment for my department. Too often have we turned down very promising local candidates in favor of less qualified ones from outside Europe in order to keep the diverse "quota". Hiring from outside EU often also means waiting for the candidate to have a residency and work visa/permit meanwhile having the position on hold for this particular person. This could take anywhere from 3 to 6 months from the time we offered the position to when the new hire would actually begin.
     
    Every business quarter, employees would meet for a dinner party as part of employee engagement and usually it was quite nice.
    One of the times, the climate and overpopulation topic came along, and I've mentioned that the over-populated countries, so India and China, should revise or implement their family planning laws, especially India given the huge plumbing issues they are facing. These sanitary problems will lead to disease which will spread, especially dangerous in a country like India which lives a lot off tourism and with a lot of emigrants. inb4: alcohol was not allowed at these dinner parties, so I remember well what I said.
    In the group of people, there were a couple of Indian natives and another couple of Philippians (there were others as well, but these were the ones that most strongly voices their "opinions", all males in this case). In the conversation, I felt like I was objective and factual, mentioned what is reported by news articles and pretty much everyone recognized this yet for some reason, those guys decided to call me "an insensitive white bastard" (for bringing up a factual but seemingly sensitive topic?), "typical bible beater" (yet I've no religious creed), "why don't I take my opinion back to my shit country" and my favorite "there is an overpopulation of wops like me" (strange because I'm not Italian) .
    Basically, after having repeated many times that all I've said was my opinion based on facts, and that I meant no offense to anyone especially that, overpopulation is an issue for all of us, I was invited to leave the party, which I gladly did. The following Monday started off by being called to my managers office, with an HR officer. I was fired on the spot for my "racist behavior" at a company party, however I would allowed to bilateral contract termination, if I were to publicly apologize to the colleges who I have offended. I agreed to this one, I need to get off on good terms, at least in paper. In my apology, I've mentioned that, as a non-minority race, I should have known better and should have kept my opinions to myself. Before this was sent out, it was approved by that same manager. In case it was not obvious, those guys had no consequences, in spite of the personal offenses towards me.
     
    Ever since then I've moved, not only cities, but I am now in a different country. What have I taken off this experience? As a person who has worked in several countries, mostly in very ethnicity diverse companies, I don't have to learn to accept someone from a foreign culture, it's easy because they are like me, someone who wanted, not only to experience something new, but also a better/different life and left family and friends behind for that. But I've also learned that people who come from mostly homogeneous cultures, are the ones who have the biggest trouble in accepting the cultures they insert themselves into, and are often frustrated with the resistance they meet when trying to change that; these are the people who move to another country wanting it to be like home, and rather than absorbing the new culture, they repel it because it's not theirs.
     
    Sorry for the long text, I hope people won't start assuming that I've done wrong and I got what I deserved, ripped what I sowed.
    Assumptions are byproducts of generalization, which is itself a human fault and feature. It does, however result in a lot of hate towards particular people we have no idea about.
  16. Agree
    FeralWombat got a reaction from cj09beira in More Intel leaks.. this one is not good though   
    this + Intel CEO share sale + https://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/3023702/via-technologies-reveals-plans-for-x86-64-cpus-to-compete-against-amd-and-intel
     
  17. Agree
    FeralWombat got a reaction from cj09beira in More Intel leaks.. this one is not good though   
    What does this news mean for the end user however? I understand there are larger scale implications, however in such situations we end up worrying about our own. Would users with a chip still under warranty be eligible for a replacement/ (partial) refund, as it seems only hardware change will provide a full fix? what about those with outdated sockets, who will cover motherboard replacements? More questions than answers at this point unfortunately. 
  18. Agree
    FeralWombat got a reaction from PianoPlayer88Key in More Intel leaks.. this one is not good though   
    What does this news mean for the end user however? I understand there are larger scale implications, however in such situations we end up worrying about our own. Would users with a chip still under warranty be eligible for a replacement/ (partial) refund, as it seems only hardware change will provide a full fix? what about those with outdated sockets, who will cover motherboard replacements? More questions than answers at this point unfortunately. 
  19. Agree
    FeralWombat reacted to deadaccount69 in What should I review next?   
    @LinusTech
    You should do a scrapyard wars laptop edition. I don't mean gaming performance. But I mean a very limited budget($300-$400), and the goal is to get the best laptop a laptop can be. The systems can be graded on:
     
    Battery Life. CPU performance. GPU performance. Features. Screen quality. Weight/portability. Connectivity Durability Styling(some room for customization here) Accessories maybe?(if you can get a good laptop bag, mouse etc in the same budget) Upgradeability/longevity As I understand, the original point of scrapyard wars is to allow people to see that they can actually throw together a good system on a budget and to debunk the "it's too expensive" excuse. I think a laptop is a prime example of this. A lot of students need laptops for their work and instead of spending $400 on a cheap dell or a chromebook, they could get a refurbished laptop from amazon, or a second hand laptop from an owner, with very good specs (haswell i5, 8gb ram etc...) and go through a few mods to improve it. Throw in an SSD, buy an extended battery, put some nice vinyl stickers on it, upgrade the RAM etc... It would be a great way to inform people of the viability of a used/refub laptop as a daily driver. You can actually get a ton of performance(even some with dedicated gpu) from a really cheap($250 ish) laptop. Hell, you can even get a surface pro 2 or 3 within $350-400 on ebay/craigslist. I guess you could call it the "Student edition" of scrapyard wars.
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    FeralWombat got a reaction from TacoSenpai in Anyone else hate modern smartphones?   
    And proceeded to replace it with an existing port, on a device with several of those ports. unless of course you will appreciate dongles for phones
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    FeralWombat reacted to Stagea in 4K playback/data vault on the cheap!   
    You'd want a Pascal-based GPU with at least 3 GB of dedicated memory to support 4K UHD Netflix. This would mean at least a GTX 1050. 
    http://techreport.com/news/32195/nvidia-384-76-drivers-quietly-enable-uhd-netflix-on-pascal
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    FeralWombat reacted to iBabySlapper in Which wifi router?   
    It shouldn't be a problem going through one or two thin walls, or one thick wall. A cheap switch will introduce even more latency to your network, so you're better off getting one good modem router imo.
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    FeralWombat reacted to iBabySlapper in Which wifi router?   
    Getting a decent 5ghz router like a TP link AC1600, and a intel wi-fi solution for your PC is my recommendation then.
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    FeralWombat got a reaction from iBabySlapper in Which wifi router?   
    well I guess if it really doesn't workout I'll just return it. Thank you so much
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