Renegade7

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    Random Tech/IT Thread

    I turned on Ubuntu after unity, but it's one if the few that's done a decent job as a starting point for people that are tired of Windows. This is another example of trying to be cool over functional that really bothers me with some of the more popular Linux desktop distros that are damn near targeted at Windows users. They will never compete with Windows for marketshare they want to until they do something like get Microsoft to make a linux version of Office, but even Office still has 32bit versions. Passed it three times, going to go after CE next so never have to take it again. What worked for me was getting a Sybex book, doing the professor messer videos and pdf cheat sheet, then going to measureup for practice questions until I was in the 90s or started recognizing questions. 3 months is realistic, dont reread the book, if you dont get something, look somewhere else for a shorter, better explanation. Donr do a bootcamp unless you read the book first, you'll be wasting your time.
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    Random Thought Thread

    You're one of the few people that brings up Linux in here, couldn't just drive a stick instead of an automatic, that by itself wasn't challenging enough for you, huh? Did you met Tux when you were a kid or like a lot of people who liked the box with the words in it and kept digging? I don't really go past Mint, Debian, and Kali anymore at home anymore, get enough RHEL at work, switching runlevels (or tagerts, whateverthe**** SystemD calls them now) to fix video driver issues is fun for a while then evolves into only fun if you fix it for me. It's not as bad as how I feel about fixing cars now, its a time thing, and frustration with trying to make desktop OS pretty instead making sure they are functional, even xcfe does stupid ****. Please keep making Linux jokes that only three or four people get, no one bumps the Random IT thread anymore. Are we overdue for a remake of "The Birds"?
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    Random Thought Thread

    I despise serious conversations via text message, it's called Short Message Service for a reason, goddamit.
  4. Good questions. You can get organic chickpeas from Goya at walmart, but that food desert thing is real, with some rural walmarts closing and dollar stores filling the void. Remember reading about that a minute ago, but apparently Dollar General is starting to introduce fresh produce. I have no idea how that's going to work given such a small customer base in very rural areas and the propensity to throw away food that still edible just because its been sitting out on display for too long (having worked produce for Food Lion back in the day, that's very real, too). https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/dollar-general-is-taking-over-rural-america-and-it-should-terrify-walmart/ar-BBQwvk8 There's only so much you can find in a Dollar Store, like I rarely saw the wheat or veggie based pasta there, that's something you'd find in a larger store that can fit that many options.
  5. Go to the Dollar Tree and pick up a can of Green Beans or Popeye's Spinach and look at the amount of sodium in it. Whether its a preservative or whatever, the difference between that and frozen vegetables is noticable enough that I stopped filling up grocery carts in dollar stores to get by. Just because you're cooking doesn't mean you're eating healthy, hamburger helper will flip your stomach into an acid chimney if you eat too much of it.
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    Alex Smith Actual Status

    Hes jus trying to say all the right things still. Good for him, but he jus sounds like one of those guys who has to fly apart like a cartoon car before they finally surrender. Hes the black knight at the moat in Monty Python right now.
  7. This is big reason I haven't commented in this thread yet. I'm waiting to see if he really jus doesnt come back or says he wont on the record. I want him to stay, but only if he wants to.
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    Random Thought Thread

  9. Ya, that doesnt sound very radical at all, slaves built the Capitol where they were later considered 3/5ths of a person for more votes and women weren't even allowed to vote for the Congress that worked in there.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    I swear the Wizards thread feels like a Support Group meeting sometimes. "I'm back again, so I dont know if that means I've falling off the wagon or not." *circle claps
  11. Cook? 45 minutes? That may not be a problem for you and me (I do same thing as you a lot), but think you missing my point. A lot of people dont know how to cook or have time consistently to do it, like working families. And fast food is some of worst stuff for us, with places like Panera feeling incredible niche and frustrating.
  12. +1 on cheap and easy meals need to be healthier
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Theres probably some really good ideas out there, if I was to start with one it'd be addressing the nearly $100 million in lobbying efforts every year. https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/indus.php?id=D
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    I dont know, man, I think it sends the wrong message. 93% of the population never served, VA budget is $200 billion a year and we spend $45 billion in Afghastain by choosing to stay there. I dont remember agreeing to stay there longer then any other war we been in after 9/11 happened. The war mongering is coming from Boeing and Congressmembers that like bragging about their dick size.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    I'd have to really look at the numbers, based on last couple articles that have been posted in this thread, paying off the debts will cost $1.6 trillion and paid for with $2 trillion in revenue collected over a 10 year period. Does that mean we pay off student loans over a ten year period by starting with absorbing all of them at the same time? What's the tax revenue proposal for the department of education costing about $1 trillion dollars over ten years with the proposal for free public college? I agree we need to raise taxes on the wealthy, but we should be careful how much we raise taxes and what for. Nobody wants a runaway spending train that needs higher and higher taxes to keep up with, want to stay efficient. If were going to have a serious discussion about balancing the budget and even paying towards our current national debt, having people pay less for college versus none at all should be what we do, imo. Our payments on our interest rates are already almost $400 billion a year and will be more that double then in 10 years. It's out of control.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    God, I hope they dont softball these candidates because of how much the media wants to be Trump. The herd needs to thinned as quickly as possible, this is already setting up to feel like a clown show with maybe a couple bright spots.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    You right, I should clarify the difference between what looks to me like private colleges turning a profit and public colleges raising tuition to make ends meet. My concern is what will it cost when we no longer have the ability for public colleges to offset their operational costs and it all gets dumped on the government to fill that void.
  18. My girl and I are going to Philly, no way were staying in DC for that, historical hot mess written all over it.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Then why has state college tuition tripled in the last 30 years and private colleges doubled? Is it really as simple as cuts to education funding? https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/29/how-much-college-tuition-has-increased-from-1988-to-2018.html That's merely adding to my point, we'd be fundamentally changing the way we deal with post-secondary education costs if we look at it strictly from an investment standpoint and recirpicol benefits versus how much it actually costs on the budget from one year to the next. This is going to be expensive as hell if we do this, is it really worth it?: https://quillette.com/2018/09/29/the-high-cost-of-free-college-for-all/
  20. US is showing it can already do specific damage or widespread disruption via cyberwarfare that many people fear others will successfully do us eventually. Obama proved this in way he went after North Korea for attacking Sony Pictures. It will always be this hand over fist path, new exploit, patch, new exploit pattern, so unless we going make sure our end is safe, I hate the idea of flaunting so openly our non-kenetic capabilities. Its liking bragging about your hands knowing you ain't got no chin.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    They are trying to be a year round league like the NFL, that's what it feels like stretching everything out and overemphasizing things more.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Country owes so much to Blues music it's not even funny. On topic off-topic, I'll never forget when Beyonce did Daddy Lessons, country music lost its mind, she blocked it from showing on YouTube via copyright infringement, so all you could find was white people covering the song. As much as I like country, its relationship with minorities is borderline toxic, if anything hypocritical.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Ya, I've gone back and forth on making community college free because it's not really free, government is jus eating a loss that's supposed to count as a form of investment back into the population. Keeping in mind a selling point of doing first two years of college at CC is to go to a different school that may be in a different state, opening door to never seeing return on investment for state that does that depending on the student. It should be that people can get training for a trade at a reasonable price without predatory practices. If we're going to treat post-secondary education like mass transit in that theres no expectation of turning a profit, it has to be kept in mind that most if not all major mass transit systems in the country run at huge losses. Good to make a plug for better regulating trade schools. We really need them, but they are some of the worst at ripping people off, Obama was killing them off left and right because they deserved it.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Paying off everyone's students loans doesnt address why so many fell behind in the first place. I'd rather see it be made more realistic to pay it back and even allow on bankruptcy, end garnishments. $1.6 trillion is such a rediculous amount of money, that should be going to our crumbling infrastructure. I read it, nothing concrete like his constant reminders to go after drug prices to make MFA realistic. This has come up before, it would be a terrible idea to make college free, period, and an even worse one to have the government pay for it without making sure the prices go down.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Maybe, but I'll approve of any hip hop artist that reaches out to a genre like country, which is notoriously unwelcoming to outsiders Lil Nas X and the continued segregation of country music https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/20/lil-nas-x-continued-segregation-country-music/