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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dispatching"

  • 6 days ago
  • 3 points

This is not a career type job. Its a hold-over type job. Do it while you are in school, but don't expect it to be a career. Once you graduate and have your certs and stuff, you'll move on to a career and leave this job behind like any non-experience-required temp job. No worries.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What can I spend my PUA money on?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 10 points

You can spend it on whatever you want, but if you are unemployed it would be monumentally stupid to finance something like a vehicle or house right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to clean fabric car seats"

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

https://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Wax-T-246R1-Upholstery-Eliminator/dp/B003K1ES2C

This. Nothing else. It works perfectly on any cloth car seats. I have used it many times.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you feel about birthdays?"

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 points

After my 12th birthday or so I stopped having a party and only really did like a dinner with my family. But once I got out of college and started in the real world, myself and really all my friends started making a big deal of birthdays again. We have big parties at someone's house with themes, or go out to the bar/club/whatever, do a big meal, do an event out, etc. This has been going on for myself and all my friends group since about 22 years old.

The last birthday party we had in my friends group my wife and I hosted at our house with a huge pot luck dinner and drinks with music and whatnot and then we all went out to the bars. Was a pretty big deal.

Pre-COVID my wife and I have a house party (we have the largest and most centrally located house of our friends group) almost every 1-2 weeks. Pretty decent size ragers with themes and funny decorations and drinking to excess (if you like that) and music and general hanging out and goofing off. We are both pretty big extroverts and love to host. In the summer months its not uncommon for us to have 15+ people at out house on any given weekend day every week all summer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I started college."

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Nothing wrong with a 2 year general business degree as long as you follow it up by transferring and completing the rest of a bachelors in a specific area of business.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I started college."

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

Business is just a category of degrees, not really its own degree.

At a community/2 year college a "business degree" is just a feeder degree for when you transfer to a 4 year college, and then you specialize in one of the core areas of business like accounting, marketing, econ, finance, MIS, etc.

I wouldn't get a general business degree from a 2 year college unless you plan to transfer to finish your 4 year degree in a more specialized area.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is something that gave you faith in humanity?"

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

Masticate? He probably just likes to eat interesting foods during quarantine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What are your top favorite things to do in quarantine?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 points

Mostly just house projects.

Also working on my car which is currently in pieces in my garage while I wait for a specific tool.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on COVID-19..."

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

No comments on your theory.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

This is a really good site for those who like looking at stats and numbers. Click China's page. They are already trending down in new cases and total cases. They are 3-4 weeks ahead of everyone else of course, but its a positive sign.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Paid off my credit card debt. Should I get a better one?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

If you aren't going to carry a balance on the card, then it doesn't matter what the APR/interest rates are. Don't even factor that in.

If you are planning to carry a balance, you may not be in the right place for a credit card at all.

1.5% cashback is pretty decent, but depending on your spending you can find rotational cash back cards that give higher % on certain categories.

If you have a decent credit score, closing one card and getting another will only temporarily affect your credit, and it will rebound quickly. I would not worry about that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If the fountain of youth existed how much would its water cost?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nuclear war would likely decimate the world as countries fought for its control, before it was ever sold for consumer purchase.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tiktok"

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

I don't have anything against TikTok. Its a cool thing that allows people to be expressive. It shows how clever and artsy and funny the younger generation is. Lots of decent content and funny stuff there. I'm not on TikTok myself but I certainly don't hate it or anything. TikTok seems to be mostly very creative(right brain), highly socially aware, extroverted people so I understand why it might not overlap with communities like the PC hardware/gaming community so much.

Many of your points are super ignorant:

It has bastardized acting; instead of using skill and wit, most people on it seem to be content with just dancing, lip syncing, or generally acting stupid to get popular.

There is tons of skill involved with tons of the videos people post. The artistic ability of so many of the users is amazing.

There is no reason why being hot and stupid should net you millions of dollars.

Why not? This sounds like something an ugly smart person would say because they are jealous of someone else using their skill set to their advantage. Very toxic. Also, are you really stupid if you are doing something you like and using your assets to make millions of dollars? Sounds VERY smart to me.

It has ruined many classic songs by forever associating it with the app (Break My Stride, I Will Survive, etc.)

Or it brought back those songs so the younger generations can enjoy them as well. Definitely not a negative thing. Also people who don't want others listening to "their songs" because they for some reason aren't worth sound like idiot boomers.

Most of the videos on there just aren't funny.

Well most of the people on the app think the content is funny and there are half a billion people on the app so maybe to YOU its not funny but to a major portion of the world, it is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I just bought a house!!!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Congrats!!

Welcome to the home owner club. Its both rewarding and scary!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I just totalled my new car..."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess thats not too bad. But consider the possible insurance hike. Thats what gets you unfortunately in these situations.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I just totalled my new car..."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not going to happen unless it was in the police report.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I just totalled my new car..."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If you hit someone in front, regardless of what happened behind you, you will be deemed at fault unfortunately. Ultimately it depends who the report was written, but unless the damage in the back is significantly more severe than the front and the police report reflects that, there is no way this wont be your fault.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I just totalled my new car..."

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Insurance is going to do everything to make sure YOU pay for this unfortunately as technically you were at fault.

What's important is that you are alright and your passenger wasn't badly hurt. Money/things can be replaced. People cannot.

What was your new car?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will i regret not clubbing?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Going out with friends to clubs and bars can be a ton of fun. It is a great way to meet new people and have a good time with friends. You can always give it a try, and if its not for you, then you don't have to do it again. There isn't really any social pressure at a club to do anything. No one is judging you or expecting anything from you at a club/bar.

Get a group of friends together and go. If you like it then thats great. If you don't, thats fine too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "People wanted to me go to school for tech but I went for business. Did I make the wrong choice?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

My wife has a business degree and works as a cybersecurity analyst and expert for a premier company making big bucks.

Your degree really only matters for your first job out of college.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any way to opt out of taxes?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

If all you did was earn income as a standard employee of a company, its very unlikely you'll owe taxes. If anything, you'd likely get money back. Might as well file.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dogs"

  • 3 months ago
  • 12 points

I have a cat.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Going Dormant"

  • 4 months ago
  • 8 points

ARGUMENT AND STRIFE ENSUE

But in all seriousness I respect this decision.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for new (used) car"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

All the brand have hits and misses. Well sort of except Toyota. Honda has a ton of vehicles with auto trans failures in the late 90s and early 2000s. Mazda's were meh through the ford years. Subarus have had their fair share of bad headgaskets and oil consumption problems. They seem to have it mostly ironed out now.

Its really vehicle dependent. That said. Everything on your list is great. The new Hyundais and Kias are excellent. My mom just bought a Genesis G70 as a daily and she really likes it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I am advancing in my vehicular skill"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive been driving stick all my life. Every car I have owned with the exception of my current one has been a stick. Daily driven in cities, highways, rural areas, flat areas, and areas with steep hills.

Never learned from anything really. Always loved cars from an early age and knew the fundamentals of how driving worked from watching racing on TV constantly. I got the opportunity to drive manual transmission vehicles when I was 14 and it came pretty naturally.

Most people I know can drive stick. I know that people think most Americans can't drive stick, and maybe that's somewhat true with genZ, but as far as people my own age and older (late 20s+) id say its probably 50%+ can drive stick.

Biggest advice I can give is that if you are only borrowing a car or driving a friends car to learn, you will never get truly comfortable. You have to do it daily for a while to force yourself to become confident with the motions and when to shift. Its a time behind the wheel, not a time with theory thing. You can drive manual cars now and then and watch all kinds of YouTube videos and be really into it, but you'll never be as good/confident at it as someone whos been driving a manual car daily for any real period of time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newegg Cancelling an Order and Negative Balance in Bank"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

That is correct, yes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newegg Cancelling an Order and Negative Balance in Bank"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

This is all very good advice.

Its extremely unlikely that he would be over 57.5 cents a mile, meaning he won't be saving any more vs using the standard deduction he would already get. Its also very unlikely that NOT taking the standard deduction and instead itemizing would net him anything in the positive anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dream Job"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Director/VP of Engineering and Design at a large Tier 1 auto manufacturer's Autonomous Vehicle department.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newegg Cancelling an Order and Negative Balance in Bank"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds correct to me. Hopefully the money returns later this week.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newegg Cancelling an Order and Negative Balance in Bank"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If both orders still have delivery/ship dates, both orders are coming.

Are you a Lyft/Uber driver?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newegg Cancelling an Order and Negative Balance in Bank"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

You couldn't really buy the parts though. That's the thing. Going down to only like $180 in your account isn't really "affording"something. USe Mint. Its a really good free service that's insanely helpful and will teach you a ton.

The money will end up back in your account. Your bank will tell you when thats likely to happen when you speak with them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newegg Cancelling an Order and Negative Balance in Bank"

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Assuming its a normal credit card for a young adult, your interest rate is probably something like 20%. Pay that off ASAP as you are literally throwing away money carrying a balance on it.

In the future, make a budget for each month, outlining all the expenses you have. This will give you an idea of what you really can afford to buy and what you can't. Using Mint. Its a great site/app and really helps balancing a budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newegg Cancelling an Order and Negative Balance in Bank"

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

Your bank will sort this out for you. Explain what happened. Provide order forms and cancellations form Newegg. They will set it right.

I'm not trying to really give financial advice, but if you are making minimum payments on credit cards and carrying a balance:

After a credit card payment (totaling $27)

you really shouldn't be spending all your loose money on a luxury item like a gaming computer. Work to build some savings so when you buy something like this, it doesn't affect your bottom line.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Odd Uses for Odd Cars"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No one will say or think anything. Most insurance is done via computers and even if it was a normal person no one would think anything of someone registering a hearse if they even knew what it was from the model name and VIN.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Odd Uses for Odd Cars"

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Cool idea for sure.

Just to clarify pretty much all modern hearses in the USA are on the GM Epsilon I or II platform and have a V6, not a v8.

Hearses can be insured as a personal vehicle. It would be no different for insuring a standard vehicle. The title on a Cadillac Sovereign (most common hearse in America) just says Cadillac XTS as its the same vehicle platform. So it would be no different from insuring an XTS.

Prior to 2009 or so the majority of hearses were on the GM G platform in form of the Cadillac DTS Hearse (sometimes called the Superior). Those had a V8 but it was the trash Northstar V8 and were FWD (not ideal for a truck). Most of those are long gone and replaced by the aforementioned GM Epsilon platform v6 powered hearses.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If You Had 24 Hours to Live, What Would You Do?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you suggesting you would kill people or hurt people?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lighthearted anime."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason why?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I pay to live with a sibling and I'm starting to think it's not worth it anymore."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely the odd man out with a fully furnished house. Lol

What I'm missing is any real decorations/wall art with the exception of one painting.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I pay to live with a sibling and I'm starting to think it's not worth it anymore."

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats your career goal, both short and long term?

You can do a lot with a business degree. My wife makes a TON of money in cybersecurity and she has a business degree.

Just start applying to any career-type jobs you want to do and see what happens. It takes a LONG time to get a job after college. I applied to hundreds of jobs before I got one when I graduated (2014).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I pay to live with a sibling and I'm starting to think it's not worth it anymore."

  • 5 months ago
  • 5 points

I'd get a better job and start saving ASAP. Stay there another maybe 6 months and bank money so you can be comfortable moving out. It would be worse than it is now to move, struggle, not make it, and have to go crawling back.

What degree have you got? What industry are you trying to work in?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repairing a Mercedes."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I could repair it for $800 and run with many many miles until it dies

Or until something else fails, which could be very soon. You never know, and that's the risk you have to accept. You might repair all of this and in 1500 miles something else could fail.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repairing a Mercedes."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Disagree.

IMS bearing failures are incredibly wide spread and thousands to fix. Most 911 motors are done after about 150k. Porsche reliability stems from the 944 and other 70s/80s models. Its Not the case any longer. They also don't hold value at all. You can buy a non-911 model for under $5000 at 10-15 years old. Yo.u can buy a 911 for under $25,000 at 15 years old. they hold value terribly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repairing a Mercedes."

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

(outside of Porsche since they are fairly reliable believe it or not).

modern Porsches are no more reliable than any other luxury brand and are typically MORE expensive and time consuming to repair. Especially 911s. This is why they can be had SO cheap.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repairing a Mercedes."

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Crazy is my middle name!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Repairing a Mercedes."

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

You will probably not be changing the ball joint yourself. Thats not the easiest job for an at home DIY no-experience person. Consider yourself lucky. In the USA, youd be looking at $800 for just the ball joint or just the wheel bearing most likely. Auto mechanic work here is nuts expensive.

FWIW I daily drive a high mileage AMG benz. lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tesla Truck"

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Personally love it. The very high tow rating for a truck of its size/class is impressive and very good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PreCalc is slowly killing me"

  • 6 months ago
  • 5 points

Good grades in school have more to do with effort and less to do with actual intelligence. I knew tons of "stupid people" who did well in grade school and college. I also knew really highly intelligent people who did average because they were lazy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bump on cheek"

  • 6 months ago
  • 5 points

If its a cyst, I wouldn't lance it at home. It wont heal nicely and that's important because its on your face. Cysts also can get infected REALLY easily if you lance them at home. Go to a dermatologist.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Shave November"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I keep a short well kept beard year round. I do grow it out for no-shave but then I take it back down to my normal afterwards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Chemical Romance have just announced a reunion"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

UPDATE: 3:04 PM | I have just applied eyeliner for the first time since 2017

If you were a guy wearing eyeliner as party of the "emo" scene, you are 10 years too late, even in 2017. lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I will be getting my first tattoo within the next two weeks :)"

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Also consider having a logo from a band/song on your forever. Think about what boomers with grateful dead tattoos look like...

I'm not saying not to do it, just to be sure its something you want for the rest of your life.

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