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serf last won the day on August 30 2017

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  1. That's awesome man! My "office" is such a friggin' mess. I have a feeling it will be a while before it gets presentable. I don't have a balcony either 😞
  2. Man I keep getting the itch. I just upgraded to an RX 580 8GB video card. I've also had* to replace my case, PSU, and soud card (onboard was going wonky). I also have 2 SSDs now, but my core components are 8.5 years old in my home PC. It still plays almost anything i throw at it, and is rock stable, so it's been tough to want to spend the money. I think this Christmas will be the time though. Looking at the new zen2 line. I want to spend about 400ish on CPU/MB/RAM. Just have to see the pricing.
  3. I pay 1.99/mo for 1TB of Google Drive space and use the client to autosync. https://www.google.com/drive/download/ The client is nowhere near the best on the market, but the storage space prices are among the best for a big name (about half of what MS charges.) For local files I run a sync to an external drive daily using Synctoy. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155 It can be automated, but requires following instructions. https://techjourney.net/schedule-synctoy-to-run-and-automatically-and-repetitively/
  4. I run a Samsung 850 Pro at work, and I wish I had (without the coin) one at home. The Intel SSD I have is garbage, and has been steadily dropping according to HDD Sentinel. I bought a cheap ADATA to hold me over until I do a new build. If I were spending the money I'd go with a Samsung or Crucial. I'd only bother with m.2/nvme if the price was close/comparable to SATA.
  5. I used CK last year, and ran the numbers against TurboTax. CK does what TT does for free. May not work for everyone, but a free long form is nice. Even with a family discount I was paying almost 200 bucks a year to file at the Block (The discounts she gave me kept dropping each year as she had to split her discount between multiple family members). Happily going back to CK this year.
  6. IIRC (and I'm no expert), when I built my retropie, I looked into making an SD for streaming (dual purpose), but everything I looked into seemed confusing, and most people said the pi wasn't really the best for such things. It could be done, but there were better devices for the task. I know they do Kodi and OSMC for the raspi, so that may be worth looking into. I'd really be interested if someone has made this work, and whether or not they are happy with it as a streaming device.
  7. The speakers (Banger&Olufsen) on my Asus Zenbook Pro are garbage. This is a "premium notebook." I bought it used and got a pretty good deal on it, and things started great. I played overwatch and Destiny 2 with about medium settings no issues. Now it lags if i fullscreen a movie/youtube video. Pretty sure its a driver issue, but laptop drivers are a mess.
  8. serf

    Unbanded cigar

    He smoked it, and apparently even as a newb he recognized garbage. We've decided to avoid that place from now on.
  9. You care and you're trying to fix this. I've seen a lot of kids with good families (even within my own family) turn to a life that leads them down a very dark path. You have a responsibility to protect the other children as well, which it sounds like you have resolved to do. I don't think you've failed as a father. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  10. serf

    Unbanded cigar

    I don't think the cigars in the box are perfectos. Are all Hemingways perfectos? It's very odd. I may contact the shop. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  11. serf

    Unbanded cigar

    So my buddy bought a cigar at a trendy cigar bar locally. The place had somewhat of a limited selection, but the prices weren't terrible and the service was great while we sat and smoked. He went back into the humidor, bought 3 cigars for the road. One of the cigars was from an A. Fuentes hemmingway box and was bandless. I find this very odd, but he is new to cigars and it was only 6 bucks. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
  12. I am not a lawyer, but here is some basic information. Full-Time Employee (FTE) Any employee who works an average of at least 30 hours per week for more than 120 days in a year. Part-time employees work an average of less than 30 hours per week. https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/full-time-employee/ Employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees are applicable large employers and will need to file an annual information return reporting whether and what health insurance they offered employees. In addition, they are subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions.https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/individuals-and-families/aca-information-for-employers-counting-full-time-and-full-time-equivalent-employees Under the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provisions, certain employers (called applicable large employers or ALEs) must either offer minimum essential coverage that is “affordable” and that provides “minimum value” to their full-time employees (and their dependents), or potentially make an employer shared responsibility payment to the IRS. https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/employers/employer-shared-responsibility-provisions
  13. I'll be picking it up after my wife gets bored with Zelda. She did mention it's getting too difficult for her. I should have preordered it for 12 bucks off at Amazon, but I was buying Destiny 2 PC that week, and decided to hold off. I will wait until i can get a used copy somewhere.
  14. new laptop Asus Zenbook Pro UX501JW
  15. They have mountable entertainment shelves, or you can just find something that will work. Moving the outlet is cheap and not that difficult (usually, and please be safe). On a side note you can sometimes pick up stands/console tables cheap on clearance or at an online market place.
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