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Comment reply on Forum Topic "2020 Chevy Corvette...your thoughts?"

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

As with previous first year redesigns, I’d be amazed to see this sell @ that price point. I’d imagine dealership price tags are going to be closer to $75k, if not $80k. Porsche territory, and personally I’d take a Porsche at that price point.

But, as another forum member stated we can enjoy watching the prices of the c7 drop.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Star Wars Empire at War mods"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Throw s revenge and rise of the rebellion are my top two favorite mods.

Yoden mod is fun too in an over the top kind of fun way.

The latest REMAKE mod is Ok, but not that great imo. Updated models are cool, it it adds nothing to the base game to me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are you green?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I agree on the LEDS. I switched to daylight builds about 15 years ago after living in the PNW for a few years. I went from born and raised high desert to cloudy/rainy 3/4 of the year. It took a bit of time to get used to them. The daylight LEDs are waaaaaaaaay better than the old bulbs or the more recent fluorescent bulbs. But it took a bit of time to adjust.

Yeah... insulation... it’s hella expensive up here. Something I wanted to do when we bought the house. Then discovered the electrical in this place is a mess. The whole entire house needs to be reworked at some point. Which was another big reason why we decided against solar. And the quote to modernize the electrical for this old house was astronomical. Super disappointing. Light flickering gives me headaches and it happens more often than I’d like. Oh well. Things to remember for our next house.

Garbage was out biggest concern and the one area we knew we could control almost 100% of the time. And it actually reduces our weekly grocery spending, which was nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are you green?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, my family is moving well into the green zone.

With kids, waste is the biggest part. We plan our meals out one week at a time, and only buy groceries for what we need with a pretty strict budget. Packaging from materials used for cooking go to different places. Plastics go in our recycling bin. Glass goes into a glass bin. Items that had food on them that can't be burned are either washed to go in recycling or go straight to our garbage bin.

We've started a compost bin in our back yard for yard waste, food waste, and other biodegradable wastes that can benefit yards/gardens. We've been using this to completely renovate our back yard. Ash from our fires also goes into our compost bin.

Overall for a family of 4 we fill up a 32 gallon trash bin once a month, and a recycle bin twice a month.

We eat lots of leftovers to ensure as little food goes to waste, and we do some of our cooking over open fires either in our fire pit (summer/fall) or fire place (winter/spring) to reduce the use of the microwave, stove, and/or oven.

We own a Ford C-Max, which is our primary vehicle, and between my wife and I we average about 50mpg (depending on the time of the year). We use this car for 90% of our daily driving

We have several water barrels that easily stay topped off year round up here int he PNW.

Electricity is the tough one for us. We've replaced all lights with low power leds, and we only turn lights on in rooms when we are in them. I'd like to move to full solar, but for the time we are going to be in our current house it just ins't feasible. Our heating system and our cooling systems are incredibly inefficient, and there really isn't anything we can do about it unless we tear it all out and put in central air (which is way beyond our affordability range). BUT, I am going to be getting some solar panels for a charging station for my yard equipment, daily use batteries, and our portable electronics.

But, we have some less efficient appliances that run a lot (washer and dryer are almost daily, dishwasher is daily, two refrigerators, and a 65" plasma that's used a lot).

All in all, I think we are doing rather well. We could do more, but we are currently up against a wall that requires a great deal of money to get over. And at this point it's not worth it as we don't plan on this house being our forever home.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New website layout! Thoughts?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 7 points

Yeah, I’ll be one to say I’m not a fan... at all. It’s extremly offputting, almost like everything is oversized, almost seems crowded. Very disorientating.

I hardly view this site on a pc anymore (yeah... there’s a joke somewhere in here), and on a phone it’s just clunky compared to the old system. Again imo. It almost makes reddit feel organized. It takes a LOT of scrolling to get through very little information, almost like there is a scaling issue.

It IS nice to finally see featured builds on a mobile device. I’ll spend some more time on the site later this weekend and see if I get a better feel for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying a house tips"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I would want a house thats a quarter million dollars. 300K is pushing it.

It all depends on where you live. I bought my house in Southern Washington last year for $285k. 1500sq foot on a 1/2 acre. 3 bed 1 full bath, 3/4 bath, and a 1/2 bath, and a bonus studio added on by the previous owner. I love the house, but it's old an really needs some tender loving care. Which my wife and I aren't going to do. This is our first house, and only using it as an investment. We HELLA lucked out, the house was originally selling for $340k, but at the very last second the original buyers fell through. The owners already bought a house and had a tight deadline. They dropped the price twice before we finally put our bid in. Found out the owner turned down two other bids because they were investors, and he wanted the house going to a family. The same property a block away sold for $400k. Anything under $275k either doesn't exist, is bought up super fast with cash investors, or are tiny tiny places. The housing market here on the coast is depressing AF.

If monthly payments are similar to rent or even lower aren't houses a win?

This all depends on, again, location. it also depends on how much the house is worth, how much you put down, property tax rates... Even if mortgage is higher, it's your house. You can do whatever the heck you want to do with it.

Can the bank take care of the down payment and I pay them back or is that something I need to save up for?

The buyer is required to put down a down payment, along with all closing costs. Now there are MANY kinds of loans, which have different requirements. If you put 20% of the loan as your down payment (not including the rest of closing costs) you avoid Mortgage Insurance. If you can't hit that 20% mark, then you're going to be paying a mortgage insurance (pmi). This amount is different depending on the size of the loan. But say you put a 10% down on a $225k dollar home, your PMI is going to be about $1100 - $1200 a year. As soon as you've covered 20% of the loan, you could refinance to eliminate the PMI. But depending on what interest rates are, you might not save anything per month, but you will have more money going towards your home.

Also if I have to foreclose and the house is worth more I get some money from that right?

Foreclosure is complicated, and it can differ from state to state. But as I understand it, if the bank forcloses you lose the house and any value the house has increased. The only way to benefit from the increased value of a home is in selling it, or using the equity to improve the property/home to further increase value.

BE AWARE of closing costs, property taxes, home owners insurance, home owners warranty, and and HOA's that may apply. There is A LOT that goes into buying a home. And there are a few steps you have to do before you even begin the process.

Also keep in mind, for the first half of the loan, you're going to be paying primarily interested. Unless you pay more than the mortgage payment. The only equity you will really be building is the over all increase in value of the home. Now, depending on how long your loan is for, this might not be that long, or it could be very long, and that brings up my final point.

Interest... interest SUCKS. The longer the loan, the more you are going to pay.

ROUGH Example:
15 year loan, 3.625%, $275,000
At the end of the loan, you would have spent ~$380k on the home, and that doesn't include home repairs, appliance replacement and maintenance... etc...

30 year loan, 4%, $275000
At the end of the lain, you would have spent ~$475k

Owning a home is more expensive than renting. But, it has a higher chance to yield a WAY better return than renting... which offers 0 return.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying a house tips"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

This... this right here! And can bring some good bargaining chips to the table.

Comment reply on Wolfemane's Completed Build: Oh! Christmas Tree Oh! Christmas Tree

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe no worries, and thank you very much! appreciate the comment!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fav Ice Cream?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Growing up, my family would go on summer vacation every year for three weeks. My dad was/is a life time member of Thousand Trails, and we would go to this camp ground called Lake of the Springs.

The camp ground had a little country store that sold Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream sandwich bars called Dollar bills (or something like that). They were by far the most delicious things I had ever eaten.

We stopped going on family trips when I entered 7th or 8th grade, and since then have rarely ever found mint chocolate chip in sandwich form. And the carton stuff just never tasted as good.

Now, I'm sure the goggles of youth have skewed my vision, but I just can't eat mint chocolate chip ice cream without remembering those summers, and it just doesn't compare.

I still love mint chocolate chip, and now with kids of my own we have started a summer tradition where the wife and I make our own. And every year we try and make it as close to what I remember as possible. Including making the sandwiches from scratch.

we are very close.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fav Ice Cream?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

heheh they aren't made in large batches, about a quart each time.

We use a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker. Thing works incredibly well!! The initial batch is more like soft serve, depending on how long you let it mix. I like to put it in the freezer for a few hours to harden it up. Wife and kids like it much softer.

and the base recipe for ice cream is cheap. Heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, salt.... that's basically it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Federal Judge Strikes Down 30 Round Magazine Ban in California"

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

I've never been quite about my views and beliefs of the warping done to the 2nd amendment and gun control in general. But these laws to ban stuff like this is utterly farking stupid, and in my opinion severely hurts the overall course we as a country should be going. So... good. glad a judge in California called BS on this and did something about it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fav Ice Cream?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

My family has been experimenting with home made ice cream for a couple years now. Can't remember the last time we bought store brand.

Our favorite so far is a dark chocolate ice cream made with Cold Stone Sweet Cream Creamer and Hersey's Special Dark Cocoa. Sometimes we add shavings of white chocolate, or peppermint bark during the holidays.

I've also made a really good pistachio ice cream. I tried my hand at mountain dew ice cream... which turned out terrible. But now that Pepsi has re-released Mountain Dew baja blast, I'm going to be try it again as a carbonated sherbet.

We have a few dozen other favorites we love.

MY personal favorite is when my in-laws come up and bring fresh milk straight from the cow. By the time they get here the cream separates nicely and I make an incredibly rich vanilla bean ice cream.

excuse me... I need to... ahh... go see whats in the freezer...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus GTX 1080ti artifacting that looks like Space Invaders"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, the first time the problem showed up I had the cpu power cable running up under the front of the card. The front audio is also located there as well. Such a terribad motherboard layout, no idea what gigabyte was thinking when they made this board.

I DID have to swap out a sata cable, which required the slight lifting of the motherbaord. It is entirely possible the GPU moved, but it was pretty secured. Something I am going to look at when I can get back to that PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus GTX 1080ti artifacting that looks like Space Invaders"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Proper seating was my first thought. Pulled the card, made sure there was proper clearance and nothing preventing the card from seating properly. Then reinstalled and it fits perfect, and flush, just as it should.

Yeah, there's an older pc with a 960 in it. When I can get back to it, I was going to swap GPU's and see if the problem persists either on the old pc with the 1080ti or the new system with the 960.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Shredders, big ones, not paper"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm kinda in the planning stages of a big project that will include the making of several different sized shredders. The unfortunate part of 3D printing is waste, and I'd like to recycle it back into something usefull. I'd like to be able to grind my waste down into 1mm - 500 micron bits. Then from there melt it, stretch it and roll it into usable filament.

So in short, I've watched a lot of those shredding videos. hehe

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Manufacturer Returns"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It all depends on how it was “3d printed”. HP has a printer that can print with some absolutely insane tolerances. It uses a special carbon polymer, and gets heat treated when done.

HP also has an all metal 3d printing machine called the metal jet. I was luck To spenD some time on both machines last year while training on a different kind of printer. You couldn’t tell the pieces weren’t milled.

There’s also a company in Mass. that manufactures a desktop all metal printing 3D printer.

But... the chances of this guy having access to or owning any of these is slim. Hehe

So in short, I totally agree with you. But it is possible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm at a loss. (Warning, related to suicide)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

I am so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything me or my own can do, please reach out. I know the pain, the anguish, and the anger you may be feeling.

I lost my brother, my best friend, 12 years ago to suicide. It came out of nowhere, and there was never a single sign of problems. I had no support group at the time and lost myself until I met my wife.

don’t hesitate for help.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Who else has a 3D printer?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What printer do you have?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Who else has a 3D printer?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve got a couple Creality Ender 3s and a cr10s on the way.

I do... a lot of prints. Mostly donated or paid prints with a few models for myself (god how I love thingiverse).

Currently working on a long series of life size prints from WoW.

By the end of 2019 I’ll have my printer farm established and running a wide range of materials.

I love 3d printing!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "theoretical physics and how much do you really understand before your head explodes"

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

It was pretty unreal.

One of the very few highlights of my almost 15 years in Seattle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "theoretical physics and how much do you really understand before your head explodes"

  • 5 months ago
  • 6 points

I love theoretical physics,... and physics... and moth. I love math.

But... I was never very good at either. I did pretty well in math up to my third year in college and then I just hit a wall. Never made it past AP physics in high school.

No way could I put any of it into lamens terms without watching a few lectures over, though.

One of my all time favorite experiences was seeing Stephen Hawking talk at the Paramount in Seattle. A talk about M-theory. I literally felt like the dumbest person in the theater, but god was it good!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tesla Price Drops"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I work with a couple guys who own teslas. They love their cars, but both have two solid complaints about them. 1. the range is far less than advertised, even when driving conservatively. And 2. charge times seem to take longer than advertised.

I know nothing about them other than what those two have to say.

I'd love an all electric vehicle for daily driving. I do 30 miles a day 5 days a week, wife does a little over 50 miles a day 3 days a week. Both our works have free hook ups, and power at home is super cheap.

Only thing holding us back from a decent electric is price. If we could get one at $20k - $25k that fits a fat *** like me, my wife, and my two kids comfortably, I'd jump on it.

Comment reply on managerman's Completed Build: TT Core P7 "Bucket List 2.0" Build - Carbon Fiber Tubes and Fittings Overload Corvette Tribute!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build and beautiful car.

My dad has been trying to convince my mom for over 2 years to let him sell his 2011 z06 and get one of the new z06's. hehe been a solid NO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Let’s perform a thought experiment(an experiment that needs no tools, just your brain)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Don’t get the warranty thing.

I have an iPhone 6s. Dropped it back in November. Apple warranty replaced the phone with a new iPhone 6s for $25. Att wanted $150 for the replacement and would have sent me a refurb.

Apple also swapped the battery in my wife’s phone at no charge.

Apple warranty seemed to work ok.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Adults, what do you do to keep in touch with your childish self?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yeah.. and I was also guilty of being an avid inuyasha follower. Though that show came out years after Yu Yu.

A newer series I've been quite happy with is Mushishi. Well written, great voice actors (both the original Japanese and the professional American Dub).

I used to watch Macross way back in the day (80's... when I was 5...). The dub (which is what was ever showed)was ridiculously bad. Which is why I think it drew my attention. My younger sister..... HHHHAAATTTEEEEDDDD it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for Gaming laptop Approx $1500 CAD"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't believe I am recommending this.

OVERPOWERED Gaming Laptop 15"

OVERPOWERED Gaming Laptop 17"

15" goes for $799US and the 17" goes for $999.

Both include a 2 year warranty and a decent gaming bundle.

I bought the 17" last December and I got my wife the 15" beginning of January.

Other than the really really stupid name... I love both of them. The prices are pretty much unbeatable for the specs. Initial reviews really were unkind, but at the time the prices were also a bit higher. I have had 0 issues with either laptop. I do a decent amount of video editing with premier pro cc and after effects. The cooling system seems to work great under load. You can hear the fans ramp up, but IMO it's far quieter than the reviews make it out to be. Course I'm used tot he noise a full size gaming/editing rig makes. I haven't had any serious throttling issues either. Under full power, under full load, all 6 cores bounce between 3.99ghz and 4.1ghz. Beyond excited about that.

So my opinion might be a LITTLE skewed.

After almost three months of near constant use, I have 0 complaints so far. It's practically replaced my desktop usage wise.

Anyways, my two thoughts. You can find these in Canada, or if you live close enough to the US border use a VPN and order one for PICKUP.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Favorite Historical Quotes"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

the only thing we have to fear is fear itself

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

-John F. Kennedy

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

-John F. Kennedy

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.

-Wernher von Brahn

There are so many more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Adults, what do you do to keep in touch with your childish self?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

As my boys get older, I introduce them to more of the stuff I used to do (age appropriate). Its absolutely unadulterated fun. It's like watching your memories play out, or watching yourself as a kid through your parents eyes. It's a very strange sensation. I love it.

I just put together a retroPi, just waiting for controllers. Once in, I'll be slowly introducing nintendo/sega console gaming. Can't wait. Makes me feel like a kid again... with my kids.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Adults, what do you do to keep in touch with your childish self?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

hehehe my wife would KILL me if I did that...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Adults, what do you do to keep in touch with your childish self?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm 40 and just finished off Outlaw Star again... for the... ahh... I can't remember how many times.

I'm thinking of watching Trigun since I'm on a goofy scifi kick at the moment... I think you would have been 4 when it was released :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If SHTF...."

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

If SHTF, a firearm would probably be the last thing on my mind. I'd be to involved with getting my family to a safe zone with our kids. The number of morons with guns would probably be overwhelming in such a situation, far out weighing those who are truly responsible. Getting away from them and any major populated area as quickly as possible would be priority 1, 2, and 3. I'm not an end of the world kinda person, but my wife and I do have an actual written plan in case of such an event. We would more than likely be headed to Utah, where my wife's side of the family lives and have enough weapons (including a few fairly large ammo manufacturing facilities) to support the California militia.

As for a nicety. I'd probably yank my safe stored back up hdds. Anything and everything digital involving my family are contained within those drives. From the time I met my wife 11 years ago, to the backup that went through this past weekend. Even if they were never usable after day 0, knowing we have them would bring a bit of comfort (specially to my wife).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Second Language?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I generally speak really bad english. At one point, many many many years ago I could speak and write in French, but htat has long since passed.

My wife is the talented one. She speaks fluent Japanese and can read/write many of Japans written language.

I'm slowly learning american sign language with my kids, and I want to learn Spanish which I'm hoping to start when I have a little more time (HEHEHEHEHE... more time).

Comment reply on ryansmission's Completed Build: "The Classic" - A 1953 Philco Bakelite Radio to HTPC Conversion

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing. Well done! One of the best custom builds I've seen in a long time. Great fricken job!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Valentine's Day"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I think that would be a hell of an idea!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Valentine's Day"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Feel free to join us!

If I had the cash and time off available, I'd take you up on that offer!! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Valentine's Day"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

$30 of it's going to be for baby sitting, lol.

Yup! I hear ya on THAT one. They are getting EXPENSIVE. Because of our schedules we went the nanny route. A little more expensive, but with much better skills. She also handles kid watching for our date nights, and doesn't charge us full price as long as it's an actual date!!

Oof, a bit cynical. lol

yeah... I'm MUCH better than I was before becoming a father. Can stillbe pretty bad... as you've read.

I'm taking my wife to Korea in September. Might end up going to Japan

Ok... jealous!

My SIL teaches english in Korea. It's one of my bucket list destinations. Ny wife spent 4 years in Japan, and speaks fluent Japanese. She's stayed in touch with a lot of the people she met on her mission. Enough where she STILL gets invites to come visit. One lady in particular who is damn near bursting out of the seams to meet our kids. And Japan is also on my bucket list.

Should be an amazing trip for you guys!!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Valentine's Day"

  • 6 months ago
  • 5 points

ugh, Valentines day. Out of all the non essential "holidays", I hate VD the most. Maybe it's because I make it a point to do things for my wife through out the year to let her know just how much she means to me, how much I care about her and how much I appreciate everything she does that really makes the ONE SPECIAL DAY an insult to relationships. Or maybe it's just the blatant guilt ridden cash grab that irritates me the most. Either way, I don't participate. I'm lucky to have married a woman who agree's.

Yeah... I'm the downer in these conversations. But there shouldn't be ONE DAY set aside to do something sweet, special, or romantic for the one you love. It's cliche and insulting.

So what will I be doing? Working. I've got a scheduled 13h work day. Saving money so the wife and I can do a three week Caribbean getaway (two week cruise, one week stay in Jamaica) come November when we both turn 40. Already surprised her with the reservations, and she surprised me with a cruise reservation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Interesting hobbies"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

We JUST got into nerf. Boys got their first guns for Christmas. Going to continue that trend as they grow up. I'm also in the process of making a couple fully 3d printed Caliburns for the wife and I.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Interesting hobbies"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, pretty much the same thing happened with. Moved and now don't play much anymore. I had a good group when I lived in Seattle, and continued for a little bit using D20 (https://roll20.net/) but it just didn't feel the same and eventually drifted away from it.

One of the other couples in our table top group were huge into dungeon crawlers. Was by far the most fun I had with table tops. I miss it quit a bit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Interesting hobbies"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Came into this party a bit late!

I spend a huge chunk of time at home playing/teaching my two boys. Nerf wars have been pretty popular. My oldest is getting into board games, and my youngest has shown a healthy proficiency in tinkering. So I've slowly integrated my hobbies into play/teaching fun with them.

I've been investing my spare time (and have easy cut into my sleeping time) into 3D printing and design work (Fusion360 and Tinkercad). I I have two Creality Ender 3's cranken out pretty much anything and everything 24/5. I've got a DLP and an SLA printer on the way, have the plans to build my own custom fdm printer based on a cube design, and I am hopen the wife will let me pick up a couple Creality CR-10s Pro's when money from 3d projects starts rollen in.

I'm kinda in the middle of setting up a website for my 3D printing (I really hate web design).

I have plans to build my own cnc machine over the next 6 or 8 or 12 months.

I really want to get into metal casting using 3D printed molds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anti-Vaxxers"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Some how I seem to misinterpret what your saying when all along we are taking about the same thing.

So.. I agree hehe

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ranting"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I never thought about that... course I wasn’t really thinking at all when the. And went out.

Great pointer, will do next time!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ranting"

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

My asus rog 1080ti card bit the dust 40h into a 45h print (3D print). Pisser is I have a raspberry pi controlling my other printer, and was waiting for my second one to show up. Order came in to good to pass up, client needed it asap so i started it before I received the 2nd raspberry. It's not advised to print from a PC, specially a windows machine because of win 10 auto update. If the computer shuts down, communication with the printer is halted and the print stops. I haven't got auto-resume quite figgured out tot he point I could sell a piece with it. But I took all the necessary precautions and cut the system completely from the network, did a test print, and felt confident in the setup. I had 0 issues prior with the video card, and I've never really utilized it to it's full potential. I was pretty pissed.

Asus has been a complete pain in the arse with the RMA. They received my card two days ago and I have yet to get confirmation from their RMA department about receiving it. Tried calling today and just couldn't understand the person on the phone. Wasn't a foreign rep, but the guy sounded like he was drunk to the point of black out.

Client was cool about the whole thing though. He moved his big project to another printer, but gave me a bunch of other smaller work. Was thankful for that. My first failed customer print. Happens to everyone, but damn what an odd way to lose a print.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anti-Vaxxers"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I get what your saying, but i don't think it's a good comparison to anti-vaxxers. If parents of a child who had cancer and took the advice of their doctors to be treated with modern medicine, then the likelihood of them not following doctors orders after regression is extremely slim. I grew up with a kid who had leukemia. He beat it. His parents treated screenings as religious dates. Never missed one, and when he left the nest, his parents STILL made it point to remind him of screenings, and went with him every chance they had. As an adult with kids of his own now, he STILL get's his mom calling about screenings and he still goes. This behavior, apparently, is SUPER common with kids who survive cancer. So, again, the chance of a parent with a cancer surviving child ignoring cancer screenings and check ups is slim.

NOW... if a child was diagnosed with cancer and the parents decided against modern medical treatment for homeopathic treatment, then you have a comparison to anti-vaxxers.

And unless that child is unable to be treated by modern medical treatments because of some autoimmune disease or other form that would prevent the treatment, then yes I'd consider it abuse and endangerment. If that child dies because of the parents unwillingness to allow modern medicine to TRY and save his/her life, I'd absolutely consider it neglect and even go as far as saying it's manslaughter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tax Return Plans?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

My return is actually on hold, apparently. There’s still some aspect of the new tax law that thr IRS hasn’t figured out yet. I really didn’t understand what my accountant was trying to tell me, not sure she truly understood either.I was told to stay positive, it could be positive for my situation. I won’t know until they iron it out. I think my accountant is hating life right now. She did NOT sound at all as perky as she has in the past.

I haven’t done the business side yet. I think I’m gonna take a big hit there. I consolidated throughout 2018. Realized mid year I had balanced out and sold off the last of my inventory and put biz in hiatus (closed the business but kept the name active). When I mentioned all this to my accountant I could see her shoulders dip JUUUUST a bit. Hehehe. I don’t think it’s a fun year for them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anti-Vaxxers"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I love. It far from where patient zero was diagnosed. Mybis nerf. Our kids are vaccinated. We are still a bit freaked out. It’s only a matter of time before one of those kids dies. Washington state and Oregon are on pull alert because of this.

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