Recent content by jtr1962

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    Windows 11

    That's really the thing I missed the most when I went to 7. That and the fact some 16-bit Windows programs no longer ran under 7. In fact, running those programs is really the only time I boot into XP.
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    Windows 11

    Right now I'm running an A10-7870K that's roughly 5 years old. I was running an Athlon XP3000 with Windows XP well into the 2010s. By that point it was well north of 10 years from state-of-the art. Any newer hardware should age even more gracefully given that processors have gotten faster than...
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    Windows 11

    I doubt I'll have any software in the near future which requires 10 to run on. Also, if I upgrade to 10 don't I lose all my settings and software installations? Last thing I want to do is start over from scratch. My current setup can dual boot to XP. Haven't used XP in a while but I'm curious...
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    Windows 11

    What ever happened to "Windows 10 was supposed to be the last version of Windows ever?" Still using 7 and I have zero desire or need to upgrade.
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    Something Random

    Actually, it's 31 one genders NY recognizes, not 32.
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    Something Random

    The big issue for me isn't what a person identifies as. It's the massive amount of confusion, and the constantly changing number of genders, which are the problem. I think NY state now recognizes something like 32 different genders. To try to remember who is what, and refer to them by whatever...
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    Empire in Decline

    In other news, one of the rare times Trump does something that I actually find praiseworthy: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56424614
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    Empire in Decline

    The gas prices have zip to do with Biden: https://news.yahoo.com/why-price-food-gas-creeping-221605331.html It's way too early in his Presidency for his policies to have any far-reaching effects like that. The future is electric cars anyway, so by 2030 gas prices will be moot for the majority...
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    I do want to buy a used car

    This gives you a good idea of the rates to expect: https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/average-auto-loan-interest-rate They mention that a typical used car loan rate is 9.69%, which is pretty high if you ask me. Like I said, try to see if you can get something decent with whatever...
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    I do want to buy a used car

    You might want to start your search here then: https://www.carfax.com/Used-Cars-Under-1000_f1 Better to just buy outright and get the least expensive car you can for now. I'm sure you can find something halfway decent for the amount of your down payment. Once you have steady work, if the car...
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Owning a car is a great way to remain poor. Before you go out and spend all that money see what your needs really are. You might be able to get by with an e-bike, for example, especially if most of the time the only thing you're transporting is yourself. Or perhaps look at motorcycles if an...
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    Coronavirus

    My understanding with both SARS and MERS is that by the time a person is contagious they're already likely to be very sick, and therefore at home, not running around. The asymptomatic spread of covid-19 is what has caused it to spread far and wide. I'm guessing the various strains of common...
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    Coronavirus

    What I'm saying here is catching it and getting really sick from it are two different things. If the vaccines which are only 50% effective are still close to 100% effective preventing serious disease then we're much better off than now. That doesn't mean we just give up masks and social...
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    Empire in Decline

    One thing to keep in mind is that when the Democrats have done this in the past, it was largely symbolic. In 2004 nobody disputed that Bush won the election. In 2020 there was an ongoing movement, led by Trump, to reverse the election results. Thankfully only AZ and PA even came up for a vote...
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    Empire in Decline

    The thing is I don't particularly care if Biden distorted facts somewhat or not since all politicians do this during campaigns. Trump claimed when asked that he took the virus very seriously. Now was this him walking back what he said earlier, as he often does when it damages him, or how he...
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