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Nintex

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35700 on: March 23, 2021, 06:36:35 PM »
I think I got scammed for a Nintendo 64 and now im out 50 euro's and no Nintendo 64

fml  :'(
Not sure why you would want a PAL N64 though.

Because it runs at 576i / 50hz the framerate is worse than the US version.
Only a few select Rare games were well optimized. Even with Nintendo's library it's hit and miss.
F-Zero X is the best performing game I believe, something like Smash Bros. was near unplayable with 4 players on the Star Fox level.

Wii virtual console is/was the best way to play those games (Wii U had a weird filter) and otherwise just PC emulation considering you have an RTX 3070  :yeshrug
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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35701 on: March 23, 2021, 08:11:35 PM »
Because I got gifted about 25 nintendo 64 games bro

Bebpo

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35702 on: March 27, 2021, 04:29:50 PM »
Was looking at housing prices for first time since before the pandemic. This is so nuts. I feel like I'm never going to own a standalone home unless I want to lose all my savings and have a house that could drop in worth by half at some point.

Like a listing tiny ass house near me is $795k and I look and it was sold in 2014 for $395k. These people about to just make $400,000 for sitting on a house for 7 years. Makes me wonder why I even work a full time job and not just buy houses and sell them later.

I don't want to pay $800,000 for some small house that's in a normal market a $350-$400k house. But I've been waiting for years for the house prices to start to go down and they just keep going up and the pandemic only drove them even higher. It feels like the prices are never going to come down.

I just want a yard to be able to sit outside and get some sun and have a pet.

I might just end up renting for a few years and paying through the nose in rent. It's a waste of money, but so is spending 2x what a house is worth.

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35703 on: March 27, 2021, 04:33:12 PM »
Thinking about it logically, the smartest thing would honestly be to date a someone who already owns a house.

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35704 on: March 27, 2021, 04:51:39 PM »
Home owner poon  :lawd
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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35705 on: March 28, 2021, 06:09:56 AM »
If it makes sense to buy a house really depends where you live. One downside of not being a house owner is that you miss out on that passive $400k income. I felt like a was paying too much when I bought a house in 2017 but it has already turned out to be a great investment. And as long as you continue to be a house owner on the same market then it doesn't matter much if the prices go up or down. If they go up then my current house increase in value. If they go down then my next house will be cheaper to buy. It's only when you downsize or is forced to sell at a specific moment (e.g. because of a divorce) where you lose a lot of money.

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35706 on: March 28, 2021, 11:31:25 PM »
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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35707 on: March 29, 2021, 01:37:19 AM »
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zomgee

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35708 on: March 29, 2021, 01:49:04 AM »

I just want a yard to be able to sit outside and get some sun and have a pet.


You say that but you just never end up doing it. Shame, really.
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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35709 on: March 29, 2021, 07:44:26 PM »
Thinking about it logically, the smartest thing would honestly be to date a someone who already owns a house.
That does make the most sense, but then there’s the limited overlap in the Venn diagram of “people you want to date,” “people who want to date you,“ “people who own a house.“

Bebpo

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35710 on: March 29, 2021, 08:02:23 PM »
If it makes sense to buy a house really depends where you live. One downside of not being a house owner is that you miss out on that passive $400k income. I felt like a was paying too much when I bought a house in 2017 but it has already turned out to be a great investment. And as long as you continue to be a house owner on the same market then it doesn't matter much if the prices go up or down. If they go up then my current house increase in value. If they go down then my next house will be cheaper to buy. It's only when you downsize or is forced to sell at a specific moment (e.g. because of a divorce) where you lose a lot of money.

This is actually the smartest thing anyone has ever said to me about buying a house that clicks.

My main concern is the house going down in value and overpaying, but you're right that if I sell a house at a loss, the place I'll be moving to will probably have taken even more of a loss or the same loss unless I'm downsizing.

I think the only long term thing you get screwed on is paying property taxes since they're based off the price you bought, so an extra $4k/year over time adds up to a decent chunk of change if you buy at the top of a market when a $400k house is $800k.

It sucks, but alternatively rents keep increasing and if you don't buy and rent over time you probably end up spending an extra $4k/year or something too (fuzzy math).

If I do buy sometime soon, I will miss my current neighborhood. It's very walkable and there's an amazing Japanese bakery, amazing Japanese sushi place and amazing Mexican taco place with the best Horchatas and very good NY style pizza place all within < 1 mile walk. But the housing prices in my neighborhood are insane, so I wouldn't be looking to buy a home near where I'm currently at.

Living in Orange County CA and looking at housing prices, basically everything in OC and north of OC spanning to LA (Long Beach) and north LA is crazy prices because that's where people want to live, whereas going south of OC towards San Diego (Oceanside/San Juan Capistrano/Mission Viejo) starts to get more reasonable but you live an extra 40 mins away from everything in OC and 2-3 hours from LA stuff. It's all pretty complicated -_-

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35711 on: March 30, 2021, 01:36:40 PM »
Thinking about it logically, the smartest thing would honestly be to date a someone who already owns a house.
That does make the most sense, but then there’s the limited overlap in the Venn diagram of “people you want to date,” “people who want to date you,“ “people who own a house.“

That just removes decision paralysis.
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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35712 on: March 30, 2021, 04:18:34 PM »
Thinking about it logically, the smartest thing would honestly be to date a someone who already owns a house.
That does make the most sense, but then there’s the limited overlap in the Venn diagram of “people you want to date,” “people who want to date you,“ “people who own a house.“

That just removes decision paralysis.

That's not true, think of all of the empty rooms you could acquaint yourself with!

MMaRsu

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35713 on: March 31, 2021, 02:17:50 PM »
Just bought another N64 to replace the one I got scammed out of fifty bucks for :/

I think this one will arrive though  :)

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35714 on: March 31, 2021, 02:22:30 PM »
we shall see about that :phil

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35715 on: April 09, 2021, 02:54:20 PM »
i took the Gentoo plunge.

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35716 on: April 09, 2021, 04:58:07 PM »
Gentoo :dunno

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35717 on: April 09, 2021, 07:30:38 PM »
Gentoo :dunno

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35719 on: April 10, 2021, 12:57:50 AM »
My little fur baby got to finally come home today. After three surgeries, 2 transfusions, and 8 dialysis sessions later. MAX is happy and hasn’t lost a beat. Came home and immediately wanted to play, eat, and take a nap in his favorite chair. I took out a small fortune in debt to save him. His dry food was to blame for the e-coli infection and I’m moving forward with what needs to happen next. I got happy tears right now, I’m gonna spoil this cat good this weekend.



Edit: meant to put this in the triumph post.

Nintex

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35720 on: April 10, 2021, 02:54:10 AM »
 :rejoice
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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35721 on: April 10, 2021, 10:35:50 AM »
good catte
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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35722 on: April 11, 2021, 05:52:09 AM »
There was a bumblebee in our nestbox... It scared away the couple of great tits.

It looks like they're back after I got rid of the bumblebee. There's an egg in the nest now.

Bebpo

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35723 on: April 16, 2021, 01:40:21 AM »
I was reading the era thread on scientists making human/monkey embryos to grow non-brain human body parts in monkeys for organ transplants and pretty much the whole thread was really upset including some posters saying the scientists should be arrested for being unethical.

I wonder if I'm weird in that ethics in science doesn't really bother me at all. Like clones and hybrids and stuff just seems like neat sci-fi to me. Go science!

There was a thread a few weeks ago about maybe being able to make Jurassic Park real with DNA cloning Dinosaurs, and also everyone was against it. Wtf, if we brought back dinosaurs that would be awesome. Go science!

Maybe I'm just weird. Science, as long as it's not making bombs and weapons of mass destruction, is pretty rad to me and I don't mind scientists playing god with stuff. But I'm not religious either so I don't think that's sacrilege.

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35724 on: April 16, 2021, 03:18:23 AM »
Human / monkey is still a monkey / monkey. S'all good.

MMaRsu

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35725 on: April 16, 2021, 05:17:35 PM »


Signed up for the 100 euro raffle for this towelie ADIDAS shoe

Fuck yes gimme that please

G The Resurrected

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35726 on: April 16, 2021, 08:14:54 PM »
Need a rental car for 4 days and the quotes today were insane. $265 a day for a piece of shit Nissan. WTF is going on?

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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35727 on: April 22, 2021, 07:37:41 PM »
I saw Ron Jeremy perform stand-up comedy at a dirty strip club in West Virginia a few months back.  :lol

If the club brought out their best girls for the occasion, I'd dunno if I have a stomach strong enough for the worst, but I went for depravity and was not disappointed. 

This was a pretty good post.
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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35728 on: May 03, 2021, 11:34:13 AM »
I saw Ron Jeremy perform stand-up comedy at a dirty strip club in West Virginia a few months back.  :lol

If the club brought out their best girls for the occasion, I'd dunno if I have a stomach strong enough for the worst, but I went for depravity and was not disappointed. 

This was a pretty good post.

I long for the days that I could see a fresh c-section scar dancing to boot scoot boogie.
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Re: Random talk thread: It just keeps happening
« Reply #35729 on: May 03, 2021, 03:39:42 PM »
Finally looked up what CW stands for after people calling budget shows CW shows for years

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« Reply #35730 on: May 03, 2021, 04:17:25 PM »
Reject CW
Return to UPN
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« Reply #35731 on: May 03, 2021, 05:02:04 PM »
Veronica Mars am I right

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« Reply #35732 on: May 03, 2021, 10:43:51 PM »
I can’t stand the baby announcements recently going on in the gaming ecosphere. IVF or other fertility options are super expensive and if you can’t afford it you’re not gonna have kids. It hurts the heart so much.  :'(