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    30 years ago we had Raytheon terminals at work - and they're possibly more famous for stuff like missiles. The thing with the old Raytheon PTS2000 terminals (pretty sure that was the model name) is that even though at the time they weren't exactly old, the usual failure mode of the things was to electrically explode and catch fire in a pretty spectacular way.
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    A potential timesaver for restart could be to set the modulation type (or equivalent setting) manually - mine, and others that I've checked is set to auto which means it tries multiple types before finding the actual one in use. As for dodgy modems... I bought another used cheap one as a backup and tried it, and although possibly it could be tweaked better it barely achieved 75% of my normal speed.
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    iinet - it's the same dodgy modem they gave me. It takes a full 15 minutes to restore Internet connectivity when restarted. They sent it and it sits unopened because it truly is a POS.
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    2 answers to this. 1. Any man who is not a socialist at age 20 has no heart. Any man who is still a socialist at age 40 has no head. 2. You’re born with a ton of fucks to give, so you spend them like a kid with a credit card. You give fucks about your friends, about your grades, about your fashion sense, about strangers’ opinions. You give way too many fucks about way too many things. You have so many. Then, as you get older, you have maybe 10 fucks per month, so you learn to budget them. You allocate fucks to family and career, but there aren’t enough fucks to give to the newest fads. Oh, someone at work has something they need my help with that’s outside my job title? I’ll do my best to allocate some fucks, but this month is pretty tight. Then, as you get even older, you’re down to 1-2 fucks per month, and those fucks are pretty damn precious. You give them to your family and your hobbies and your job, and that’s kinda it. It’s not your fault – fucks expire too quickly. I would’ve liked to save my fucks from when I was younger but I can’t. Then, you hit fuck insolvency. You’re getting like 1 fuck a year, and you have to make it last. So you go without, and even previously fuck-worthy things, you just can’t give a fuck. Some people run out really quickly, Some people have a fuck trust fund that pays out a decent amount even into old age. But at some point, the fuck faucet runs completely dry and you’re out of fucks to give. It’s just basic Fuckonomics.
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    that's really simplistic rybags the intent is to make a capital gain on the property as "investment" negative gearing as presently organised, plus the reduced capital gains tax after a period, is entirely to motivate speculators, and it has worked far too well for the property market to function like any other market if you can't make money on an investment without it being courtesy of a bubble inflated by unrealistic expectation of returns, then you are buying a dream, not an investment the ability to claim deduction beyond the cost of servicing a loan and upkeep is a completely unreasonable, and the facile belief that it's okay because "anyone can jump on the bandwagon" is economic stupidity the entire presumption of an investment property is a manufactured ponzi scheme
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    The entire point of an "investment property" is that you make money on it, reduce your tax, and maybe use it to retire to later on. The "need" of negative gearing is to make the investment worthwhile, the purchase price doesn't really have a lot to do with it. There's even interest only loans that some people use, often that's in conjunction with the speculation that you can sell later on and take profit on the margin of sell vs buy price. The bottom line though is that if you take away incentive for people to buy housing with the intent of renting to someone else and make money out of the exercise, they why the hell will people continue to do it? They won't - they'll invest money elsewhere in more profitable ventures.
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    The standard Navi cooler kinda ... sucks
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    First review is out! Not as much comprehensive benchmarks as GamersNexus or HardwareUnboxed but this dude has some nice insights and knowledge about this whole thing. And here's hardware canucks! And here's Digital Foundry!
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    Maybe rather than simple reading and writing - we teach kids to become more effective communicators. Teach them the art of reasoned debate. Teach them how to engage in critical thinking and self-reflection. Those skills will prove most valuable as they mature and become functioning, contributing adults in society rather than hostile activists for bullshit causes, lost in a world of claptrap PC ideology, that only deepens their hatred for those of differing views.
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    Just purchased a few new things ... DataVac Pro Electric 4.5-AMP Computer Vac/Blower and Corsair extended MouseMat 4TB WD Hard Disk Westinghouse Portable Induction Cooktop Maxim 9L Mini Toaster Oven Tefal 24 and 26cm Frypans Just a few items I needed ...
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    ocau sucked me in again my first ever set of in ear monitors (a nod to the headfi thread i stole the pic from : https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/tin-hifi-t3.23570/reviews ) i am somewhat awe struck at the sound such little things can deliver, especially using my altoids tin cmoy amp from the same forum (like the ones here : http://www.lucidlaboratories.com/shop-1/cmoy-headphone-amplifier ) all those plus the pan am tube amp were impulse buys that have been worth every dollar spent, especially at the immense discount used gear gives
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