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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 2, 2021, 07:46
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 2, 2021, 07:46
Mar 2, 2021, 07:46
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 01:42:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 20:45:
*meh*... I have a small amount of sympathy for people trying to live in Manhattan, San Francisco, or other extreme housing areas. With that in mind, 500k might be a little low and something in the 60-70% range would be fine.

Unless I'm mistaken, we weren't talking about the US, we were talking about Canada. And even in Vancouver/Toronto/Montreal, 500k/year is pure overkill.

And no one needs "extreme housing" as in "way too much space per person". 1 or 2 bathrooms, 1 bedroom per occupant, a dining/kitchen combo, a living room, maybe a spare bedroom as a home office and/or for visitors. Anything more than that is hoarding space better used by other people who really need it.

I'd bet my life there is way more empty shelter space than there are homeless people in Canada. Heck in the US there are more empty HOUSES than there are homeless people, something like almost 10 to 1. This is just pure insanity.
I can't speak much to Canada, so if we are limiting this to Canada you may very well be correct. However in Manhattan and San Francisco as I understand it, $500k may not be enough to get housing equivalent to my current housing arrangement -- which I now afford in retirement at less than a tenth of that. Now, I'll grant I have more space than I strictly "need", but I enjoy having some "space"... (for the record, I'm living alone in a 3bd, 2.5ba, 2050 sq ft ranch, with a two car garage, only ever had one car at a time)
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Into the Black
Mar 1, 2021, 22:22
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Re: Into the Black Mar 1, 2021, 22:22
Mar 1, 2021, 22:22
 
The article has a link to Clare Torry singing live, hard to believe she didn't hurt herself doing that.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 1, 2021, 20:45
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2021, 20:45
Mar 1, 2021, 20:45
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 19:16:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 17:04:
Bell CEO: "I have no idea how I got broadband internet when no one else in a 20 mile radius has it! What a strange coincidence!"
Clearly it has nothing to do with the housing value in the area... *fake pinkyswear + fingers crossed behind back*

jdreyer wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 17:04:
This is justification for a 90% income tax on any income over $5M USD.
More like 500k.

If you can't live comfortably with 500k/year, more money won't fix it. What you need is therapy.
*meh*... I have a small amount of sympathy for people trying to live in Manhattan, San Francisco, or other extreme housing areas. With that in mind, 500k might be a little low and something in the 60-70% range would be fine.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 1, 2021, 15:39
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2021, 15:39
Mar 1, 2021, 15:39
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 14:56:
His answer seems to be that elites don't generally get special treatment
Which clearly isn't true.

-- they get the same broadband options available to everyone else. And outside of this case I haven't really heard of any instances where broadband rollouts were made to conform to the residences of telecom executives or politicians.
I'm pretty sure there is a reoccurring problem of rich neighborhoods getting better treatment from all kinds of organizations, government and otherwise. That said, it is possible the Bell CEO really had nothing to do with the selection of that site, nor did the fact he lived there. But I'd be willing to bet the fact it was a rich neighborhood was a factor.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 1, 2021, 14:44
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2021, 14:44
Mar 1, 2021, 14:44
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:47:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:43:
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:33:
That's Canada in a nutshell. We still live under a feudal system where the elites get it all and the rest of us get F'd in the A.
And how is that different from the rest of the world?
In the rest of the world everyone gets shit internet and money doesn't solve that, because regulations and bureaucracy.... still stuck on unmetered 12mbit or metered cable.... and the reasons are multitudinous
I don't understand your response. I was questioning how "the elites get it all and the rest of us get F'd" was any different in Canada than anywhere else in the world.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 1, 2021, 13:44
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2021, 13:44
Mar 1, 2021, 13:44
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:42:
Legit never even heard of it until now, and after reading the synopsis I think that should have stayed that way
I'd seen the trailer since I frequent IMDB, but never thought of it as anything but a "when it comes the movie channels and I am bored" movie.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 1, 2021, 13:43
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2021, 13:43
Mar 1, 2021, 13:43
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:33:
That's Canada in a nutshell. We still live under a feudal system where the elites get it all and the rest of us get F'd in the A.
And how is that different from the rest of the world?
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Feb 28, 2021, 19:44
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 28, 2021, 19:44
Feb 28, 2021, 19:44
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 19:30:
Total program costs for the F-35 to date, $400 Billion.
In Feb 2014 the program was $163 billion over budget and seven years behind schedule. So, only $400 billion to date would be a level of constraint I find difficult to believe. But hey... stranger things have happened.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free
Feb 28, 2021, 17:35
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free Feb 28, 2021, 17:35
Feb 28, 2021, 17:35
 
Teddy wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 14:15:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 10:34:
Question of total ignorance: So, this is a MMORPG without a monthly fee and if I grab it off Steam I'll be good to go?
Correct. It is however a game that has a cash shop and is designed to be very grindy without buying things from it. An example is you have a fairly small inventory but can buy more slots, or buy a pet that acts as a bank or a vendor. Not strictly necessary, but if you get really into playing some of these things make life complicated enough that you almost feel like you need them.

I, myself, bought it years back and never paid an additional cent. I install it now and again and play a bit, try out the new classes that have been released since I played last (they seem to regularly add new classes). That said, I rarely play it for long so the lack of convenience items never really bothers me.
Can you compare it to Path of Exile? Similar setup, you can play without paying a cent. However, if you like the game and are going to play on any kind of regular basis, having more stash tabs and specialty stash tabs are really something you don't want to do without. That said, I've given more money than I probably should have to PoE, and don't particularly regret it.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free
Feb 28, 2021, 10:34
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free Feb 28, 2021, 10:34
Feb 28, 2021, 10:34
 
Question of total ignorance: So, this is a MMORPG without a monthly fee and if I grab it off Steam I'll be good to go?

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Morning Multiplex
Feb 27, 2021, 23:21
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Re: Morning Multiplex Feb 27, 2021, 23:21
Feb 27, 2021, 23:21
 
Fortnite literally pulls in billions. They can afford it.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Feb 27, 2021, 19:24
2.
Re: Saturday Mobilization Feb 27, 2021, 19:24
Feb 27, 2021, 19:24
 
I'd vote for that.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 26, 2021, 08:32
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 26, 2021, 08:32
Feb 26, 2021, 08:32
 
I'm sure there will be plenty of abuses even without the ex-president.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 25, 2021, 22:09
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 25, 2021, 22:09
Feb 25, 2021, 22:09
 
Apparently I was at least partially right short sellers lose $1.9 billion in the two days amid the latest spike.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Feb 25, 2021, 16:08
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Re: Feb 25, 2021, 16:08
Feb 25, 2021, 16:08
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 16:03:
Why would anyone want to watch television or film in an aspect ratio other than what was intended?
It is possible they were being forward looking. Wanting to do widescreen, even though they knew it wouldn't broadcast that way. *shrug* Is there a reason your assumption on their intentions are more informed than anyone else's?
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 25, 2021, 16:04
3.
Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2021, 16:04
Feb 25, 2021, 16:04
 
Some major ISP is having a problem.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 25, 2021, 15:52
6.
Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 25, 2021, 15:52
Feb 25, 2021, 15:52
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 15:45:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 10:18:
GME continued to soar in overnight trading, currently around $12O.
Man is teh stuck.

Why are these people still buying Gamestop stock!? I can't tolerate social media influence these days. Or people's susceptibility to such influence.
Not 100% sure, but I think the indicators show short sellers were at it again. So the reddit guys want to stick to them again. But I might have misunderstood, or it might just have been someone's speculation... *shrug* It is still up for the day, but way down from the day's high.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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No subject
Feb 25, 2021, 15:51
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No subject Feb 25, 2021, 15:51
Feb 25, 2021, 15:51
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 15:26:
Yes. And no, you don't un-age traveling inverted. You still experience aging and the progression of time, you're just inverted compared to the rest of the world. As far as we know you can only travel forward (normal time) and backwards at the same pace (it takes an hour of your time to travel backward one hour).

Which is why, like I said before, I don't think Neil can be Kat's son. He would have had to spend 15+ years inverted after he grew up, got his PhD, trained, and had adventures with the an older version of the protagonist.
Hmm, that causes problems though. Neil indicates (claims?) he has known Washington for years. But for that to be true, and for Washington to have just met him, that would mean Neil would have to be from "years" in the future. Which would mean, he had to invert for years, which would mean he would age those years. The more I think about it, the more this movie is simply a total mess which makes no sense.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 25, 2021, 15:32
2.
Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2021, 15:32
Feb 25, 2021, 15:32
 
*sheesh* Guess being a celebrity's dog walker is no longer a safe job...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Feb 25, 2021, 14:48
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Re: Feb 25, 2021, 14:48
Feb 25, 2021, 14:48
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 14:40:
Actually, DS9 was filmed in widescreen film, then cropped for 4:3. They restored 20 minutes of it from the masters, for the DS9 documentary "What We Left Behind" in widescreen HD and it's absolutely stunning. I saw it in the theater and purchased the BluRay, but it's free on Youtube right now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHixW9PLsAc
Ah, totally forgot about that. I actually did go to see "What We Left Behind" in the theater also. Just another memory failure, they are coming more often these days.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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