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1 minute ago, NZgamer said:

I would argue otherwise given the fact that if you buy a midrange Android like my phone, I have all the features I need and none that I don't without spending a ton

I guess i'm comparing flag ship phones here, the middle of the road Android phones are much better, there I agree. But flagships are what all my mates go for & I just wonder why. Like I think folding phones are pretty neat, but I don't like the idea of spending 50-100% more on one for a relative new concept that is pretty fragile, I also don't need reverse wireless charging, I don't need 5 cameras on the back of my phone etc lol.

 

2 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

I agree! I also think that the single screen interiors and even the iPad screen thing is stupid

Oh yeah I forgot about the terrible BLAND interior. There needs to be something in front of the driver so they aren't looking over toward the centre taking their eyes off the road like that.

 

3 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

Commodores were good looking as well, I really liked them and I was sad when Holden was killed off by GM

Yeah it sucks. Especially since the Commodore I grew up with VN/VS/VT/VX really defined motoring here in Australia, the Ford Falcon to a bit as well. My dad still has a VX Commodore, it's 20 years old this year & there's so much in after market parts available, it's dead cheap to repair & that 3.8L Ecotec that GM put in them is a solid engine, it's only seen 250,000km & will probably see 500,000km if he chooses to keep it that long.

 

7 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

I couldn't agree more, some of the US import trucks that drive around here barley even fit on the road

Every time I see a RAM or Silverado on the roads here & see they're the 5.7L V8 or 6.2L V8 I just wonder how the fuck they can afford to fill them up when petrol is around $1.70L a litre as of today where I am for premium 98 octane..

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I would agree with the iPhone over android thing but for different reasons.  Upfront cost for equivalent features is higher but amortized over time cost is not just lower but a lot lower as long as they are used for their lifetime, because supported lifetime is not infrequently 2 or 3 times longer.  A device that is say 20% more expensive but offers 200% more working life is a better deal if that 200% is actually used. Someone who buys a new phone every year doesn’t experience that though.

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Gamepads generally suck for lots of game genres. 

Shibas are great dogs, but they are not dogs for purely dog people. They are dogs for cat people that like dogs as well. 

 

Server grade hardware is not something that you need in your home if you want to learn server stuff. Server grade hardware is great for its purpose, but it is noisy, power hungry and rack factor is not something that is easy mountable for the average home. You can learn everything by using normal consumer grade hardware. 

 

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On 5/4/2021 at 7:32 AM, Bombastinator said:

I would agree with the iPhone over android thing but for different reasons.  Upfront cost for equivalent features is higher but amortized over time cost is not just lower but a lot lower as long as they are used for their lifetime, because supported lifetime is not infrequently 2 or 3 times longer.  A device that is say 20% more expensive but offers 200% more working life is a better deal if that 200% is actually used. Someone who buys a new phone every year doesn’t experience that though.

It's why I switched to iPhone. Higher upfront cost, lower cost per year. Not sure if it's a reason the apple fanboys would approve of 😆

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3 minutes ago, Monkey Dust said:

It's why I switched to iPhone. Higher upfront cost, lower cost per year. Not sure if it's a reason the apple fanboys would approve of 😆

Given the price of Android smartphones these days (excluding these Xiaomi or whatever "mega deals" where the devices mysteriously cost less than their estimated BOM and their sometimes bad software, which was why I got rid off mine), that isn't even an argument but Anti-Applers are still trying to milk the lie that Apple is overpriced. They aren't for what they offer anymore. And looking at the laptop prices, neither are their laptops.

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42 minutes ago, wONKEyeYEs said:

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They are not doing that currently. Employers are fighting hard to get more employees. It’s driving up wages. 
 

Kinda hard to compete with the government (unemployment insurance). Even with the rise in wages the government still pays more l. LOL. 

I just want to sit back and watch the world burn. 

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Complaining about miners getting ahold of GPUs and demanding that only "true" gamers are able to buy GPUs is childish and hilarious.

 

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Foo Fighters and David Grohl are highly overrated solely due to the fact that he came from Nervana

 

And, Linkin Park did start off strong, but did get better over time.  They're albums, Living Things, The Hunting Party, and especially Recharged were their best albums of all

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5 hours ago, Donut417 said:

They are not doing that currently. Employers are fighting hard to get more employees. It’s driving up wages. 
 

Kinda hard to compete with the government (unemployment insurance). Even with the rise in wages the government still pays more l. LOL. 

Depends on where you look.  There’s a great deal of pushback against the latest minimum wage hike in the US. Personally I feel that the problem is it’s being done wrong.  Inflation is a thing. As a result because the minimum wage is a set dollar amount it means minimum wages effectively go down over time and occasionally get kicked up again. 

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1 hour ago, Bombastinator said:

Depends on where you look.  There’s a great deal of pushback against the latest minimum wage hike in the US. Personally I feel that the problem is it’s being done wrong.  Inflation is a thing. As a result because the minimum wage is a set dollar amount it means minimum wages effectively go down over time and occasionally get kicked up again. 

How US still use tips, and they can still abuse it.

Which I guess its just something to accept or not.

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3 minutes ago, Quackers101 said:

How US still use tips, and they can still abuse it.

Which I guess its just something to accept or not.

Tips are weird.  It’s a custom that started during the Great Depression and never went away.  I don’t know of anyone else that does it.  They are a nonintended thing.  I think the reason it stayed around is it’s sort of a middle finger to the man. A part of a transaction in which an owner plays no part.  They hate it.  A lot. As a result they have attempted numerous ways of getting in the middle of it.  Demanding they be allowed to offer lower wages to tipped employees and such.  The irony is that behavior itself is what institutionalized tipping.  If they were paid adequately tipping would probably go away like everywhere else.
 

 “Works for tips” is synonymous with a demeaning low end job.  Stuff people wouldn’t even do at all if not paid extra by the customer.   

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3 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

 “Works for tips” is synonymous with a demeaning low end job.  Stuff people wouldn’t even do at all if not paid extra by the customer.   

yeah, also not forget other places could "tip" too. It's just not the norm or based around tipping. As I know that sometimes on holiday in other countries people like to tip for extra service. So less about being paid, and more about earing a bonus which I guess was sort of the idea behind it? don't remember.

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Just now, Quackers101 said:

yeah, also not forget other places could "tip" too. It's just not the norm or based around tipping. As I know that sometimes on holiday in other countries people like to tip for extra service. So less about being paid, and more about earing a bonus which I guess was sort of the idea behind it? don't remember.

When my grandpa visited my mom while she was studying abroad in Spain, she had to keep telling him "Stop giving such big tips! It's considered rude!"

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9 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

 Demanding they be allowed to offer lower wages to tipped employees and such.

Its kinda screwing them over now. Restaurants are having a hard time finding employees. When Fast food is paying $12+ in my area. Warehouses are going up to $15. Ive seen at least 2 or 3 stories of restaurants stating they cant open due to lack of employees. Hell the subway at the Walmart I shop at had to close due to lack of employees. No one wants these low paying jobs and now they restaurant owners are finding out the hard way. 

I just want to sit back and watch the world burn. 

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3 minutes ago, Quackers101 said:

yeah, also not forget other places could "tip" too. It's just not the norm or based around tipping. As I know that sometimes on holiday in other countries people like to tip for extra service. So less about being paid, and more about earing a bonus which I guess was sort of the idea behind it? don't remember.

I read it was something that happened because the Great Depression hit the poor much harder than the rich (as such things generally do) and upscale waiters were in such dire straits that they were quitting to look for better work because living in the areas they had to live in for the job became untenable and they were starving to death.   High end restaurant owners in a bid to keep their workers from leaving one by one decided it was allowed.  It spread quickly and never went away though.  Now it’s systemic and there are whole business sectors based on it.  

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8 hours ago, DigitalHabit said:

Foo Fighters and David Grohl are highly overrated solely due to the fact that he came from Nervana

I'm fairly certain that Nirvana would be way less known if Cobain didn't kill himself.

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1 hour ago, Andreas Lilja said:

I'm fairly certain that Nirvana would be way less known if Cobain didn't kill himself.

Wasn’t “smells like nirvana” done before he died? Weird al only lampoons really famous stuff.  I’m sure it didn’t hurt though.

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2 hours ago, Bombastinator said:

Wasn’t “smells like nirvana” done before he died? Weird al only lampoons really famous stuff.  I’m sure it didn’t hurt though.

Y'all should watch the documentary "Soaked in Bleach" about Cobain's death. It's super sus how much stuff was ignored or not mentioned.

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12 minutes ago, BiotechBen said:

Y'all should watch the documentary "Soaked in Bleach" about Cobain's death. It's super sus how much stuff was ignored or not mentioned.

Meh.  It was a long time ago.  I wasn’t ever much of a nirvana fan.  They did some decent music.  I couldn’t even name the band members.  Pop bands come and go.  Enough people cared about that one that I doubt much got swept under the rug long term.

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8 hours ago, Bombastinator said:

Meh.  It was a long time ago.  I wasn’t ever much of a nirvana fan.  They did some decent music.  I couldn’t even name the band members.  Pop bands come and go.  Enough people cared about that one that I doubt much got swept under the rug long term.

Same here, like it's sus with how badly they did the investigation. 

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2 hours ago, BiotechBen said:

Same here, like it's sus with how badly they did the investigation. 

Like, he was depressed for years. How the hell are people still crying about his "suspicious" death and whatever after 20+ years? Can't people let it rest? He was a musician that got popular due to scandals and not your parent, so what's up with these discussions popping up all the time?

Not to mention that the post you quoted doesn't seem to agree with it at all, it rather looks like they're saying that it's not worth being bothered by it and people should stop with their "they've been hiding stuff".

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I think that Oxtail Soup/Stew is way overrated. I almost swallowed a bone the last I had any.... Too much bone, not enough meat...

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Need my controllers to be waterproof, else they are going to leak acid from the batteries and they are going to disolve.

ruined some of my controllers that way. (just blaming it on water). Also how come 100 dollars extra for a controller that has less lifetime than previous controllers? whats up with that. *looks back at everything that has a shorter lifetime compared to older versions*

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On 5/3/2021 at 10:53 PM, Virus__ said:

 

iPhones are superior to Android phones given most people don't need or can use the million extra cool features a lot of Androids now have, when a basic iPhone is all most require.

 

 

Android phones used to offer hardware features I'd be interested in, like a replaceable battery, headphone jack, SD card, notification LED, now they don't  even have those anymore and are basically no different from iPhones in terms of hardware (equivalent performance, same features with a few exceptions). It comes down to OS mostly. And the extra features Android OS has seem mostly gimmicky to me. Not to mention the slow updates Android phones receive. iPhone just makes more sense for me. 

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