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    (Economic) deflation is a good thing.

    I don't know quite what you're asking there, why "or"? I'm talking about them together, but they are separate things. Stagnation is the neutral state between growth and recession, deflation is the opposite of inflation. They are related, in that the former typically results in the latter, but they are not the same.
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    (Economic) deflation is a good thing.

    *facepalm* In economic stagnation and deflation, there isn't "another growing business", but there is a growing population of unemployed fighting for a shrinking number of jobs. When there is rising unemployment, people don't have money to gamble on entrepreneurial ventures. Banks are averse to lending money to new businesses, when the existing businesses are already experiencing losses. Nothing in this sentence makes any sense, and at this point, you're just spilling word soup all over the place. You won't be taken more seriously, just because you litter your posts with keywords, much less as you proceed to demonstrate nothing more than a passing understanding of the meanings of the words you're using.
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    (Economic) deflation is a good thing.

    When a person is laid off, or made redundant, that job no longer exists. There is now one less job in the pool of jobs available to the same amount of people. Dead simple. Jobs are only created as businesses grow. Economic inflation is an indicator of growing productivity. Inflation/deflation is not the precursor to job growth or loss, it's a symptom of it. You're putting the cart before the horse, and drawing fallacious conclusions. As usual.
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    Fan arrangement

    Cheers @Dasa No plans to use the vertical GPU mount, I don't have the riser anyway!
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    Fan arrangement

    Thanks dude! Yeah the fans are connected to the NZXT fan controller, and are just on their default settings, I'll check that out. The GPU isn't blower-style, it's the Gigabyte model with 3 regular-ass fans. I'm going to get some supplies on Saturday, I'll add the extra fan, tinker with the settings, and let you know how it goes. Cheers for the help!
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    how crap is this government ?

    Of course, you're spot on. But at the risk of sounding like I'm "making excuses", there is such a thing as the poverty cycle, and the psychological barriers are significant. It's almost like a cult, some people will wake up one day and realise it's all bullshit, some will be trapped for life because their cognitive biases are too strong.
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    A few things Atomic has taught me

    Atomic warms my heart to no end. You guys are the best. "yes sir, very at0mic"
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    PAX AUS 2019

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    PAX AUS 2019

    Another year, another pilgrimage to the gaming motherland. Who's going this year? I've got my 3-day pass and flights sorted, so I'll be there with bells on. HBU?
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    Anyone seen Cybes lately ?

    Glad to hear you're safe, feller.
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    PAX AUS 2019

    Hell yeah fellers!! I've got my business cards and stickers ordered, flights and AirBnB booked, badges arrived in the mail, ALL SET BOIS!!! Come find me and say hi
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    You (and millions before you) have thusfar failed to demonstrate this claim. For 50 years, a million dollars was available to anybody who could demonstrate a superpower. Nobody did.
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    What's on your mind?

    No it's not.
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    PAX AUS 2019

    3-day badges are 90% sold out! If you're planning to be there all weekend, get in now! 1-day badges still plentiful, and flights+accommodation haven't gotten crazy yet. Still plenty of bargains to be had on Skyscanner and AirBnB!!
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    For instance... for the "Water into wine" trick - An empty room with no access to outside materials - Water supplied in transparent containers - If necessary, a workbench, but one with open sides for observation purposes - The performer to be searched for concealed apparatus, and not permitted to bring any equipment with them. - Analysis of the provided water for contaminants prior to supply, and during the procedure - Continuous observation of the entire room, and of the performer from arrival at the facility until conclusion of the trick, with constant video (visible and non-visible, eg. IR) and data recording. The idea is to eliminate the opportunity for the person performing the "miracle" to conceal their method, and for the observations to be recorded in a meaningful and reproducible manner. Which is to say, the CONDITIONS for the "miracle" are CONTROLLED.
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    It doesn't strike me as thorough to look for confirmation of miracles only in other Abrahamic religions' holy books. Looking at the Quran (or, say, the Torah) as examples of "nonbiblical" sources is lawyering your way around the thrust of the question. Are Christ's so-called miracles documented in any scientific journals? Did he perform his miracles under controlled scientific conditions for impartial observers?
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    How so? At least "There is a teapot orbiting Jupiter" is a claim that can be tested through observation. As inconsequential as it is. What does "seek and you will find" add to the discussion?
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    "It talks about XYZ" is scantly a reference. "Seek and you will find" is as pointless a thing to say as "There is a teapot orbiting Jupiter. Prove me wrong."
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    PAX AUS 2019

    My AirBnB is booked and paid for. Hell yea. Anybody else from the AtomiSphere going to be there? Mini m33t?
  20. Prompted by some tweets by @hawkeye I went looking for some of the awesome cover photos from at0mic's past. Bois.... We found em. https://www.10wallpaper.com/list/Australian_computer_gamers_magazine_Atomic_MPC_hardware_wallpaper.html The newer batch anyway, including the one I was specifically after: Enjoy, fam.
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    The rate at which we could complete S@H WU's was a bragging right among my old LAN party friends. We had a team, and the top spots on that leaderboard were as hotly contested as any shooter game you care to name. I'm talking 2001-2004. https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=31546 There we are!
  22. I moved to an apartment complex which is yet to receive NBN connectivity. I have the option to take up ADSL2+, but even best case 24/1 is unusable for me, given my Twitch bitrate is 3000-3200kbps. So I had to look at wireless. I've settled on a prepaid data-only plan with OVO, an Optus reseller, at $99/mo for 500GB. Not the best value, but also not the worst. The device I purchased was a Netgear Nighthawk M2 from Telstra, outright and sim-unlocked, at a cost of around $300. It came with 100GB of data on Telstra's network, which has lasted me just over 2 weeks with deliberately frugal use. I was apprehensive at first, but I think the results speak for themselves, and it's only going to get better when 5G comes along. Would I prefer a fixed-line connection? Of course I would, if not just for the quota, but for the lost packets performance and having a real IP address. Can I "make do" with 4G for a few months up to a year? I think so.
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    My Adventures with 4G

    The Nighthawk M2 is a Cat20 device. Up to 2Gbps.
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    Israel Folau and freedom of communication

    If two people want to do something to each other, and they both consent, to whom must they justify their actions? Not me. Certainly not you. And definitely not to some unseen moral arbiter in the sky.