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  • Birthday 05/19/1992

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  1. COVID-free and somewhat back to normal.
  2. Reseat and clean contacts? I would do that as a last resort, but it's very rare the contacts on newer RAM gets dirty.
  3. Daughter's day care had exposure to COVID, closed for two weeks and my daughter tested positive. Now fighting with my employer over the week I had to take off for being sick and now this COVID thing back to back as I need to quarantine/telework and also provide child care for my kid who can't go to day care.
  4. New desks. Went back to mATX case because the fans I got were too thick for the ITX case, and tbh I can't be arsed to dump more money into that project. Scored both of these monitors on Facebook Marketplace for $150. They're not bad Dell panels at all. Basic but it works.
  5. Put my house up on the market 2 days ago, realtor did our first round of showings today and already have an offer 10k over asking price.
  6. I always thought people meant bite it in the ass, so that's what I always went with.
  7. I would highly recommend watching these videos. A lot of it is speculation, but it's solid information based on trends and historical data, and sets the tone of what China's ambitions are for the Pacific and Indian oceans. China’s navy is tipping the balance China could invade Taiwan by 2027 Some key points to take here is that this would solidify China's hold on their territorial ambitions in the first island chain after securing Taiwan. From there, they can project power over shipping and global economy in and out of China, and surrounding nations, as well as secure their own borders (due to historical losses from sea-based attacks). Their land-based area of denial systems (as well as long-range ballistic missile capability) is meant to deter western nations from interfering with China's goals in projecting their sphere of influence. It's all power play. This also ties into what Russia wants with expanding its borders prior to the Soviet Union collapse, but we will soon see that China and Russia's ambitions will collide in Eurasia/Middle East. So far Russia has tried to spark ethnic conflicts in countries it wants to control under its sphere of influence, but that has backfired as those countries realized what Russia was doing and dragged NATO countries and others into the mix.
  8. Influence (coercion), power and limiting the long-term effects of post-nuclear war. It's holding a gun to the world's head to cave into demands or face destruction, and extremely dangerous with countries who are extremely trigger happy. My personal belief is no one should have them, just because of the long-term effects it causes on the planet post-war (if there's even anything left to salvage). We do not face an external threat other than ourselves to warrant their use. It's a political tool and in worst-case scenario, pulling the trigger and destroying everyone, along with yourself, as last-resort. It's a cop-out. Basically saying "if I can't have it, neither can you!"
  9. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/satellite-images-expose-china-s-rapidly-expanding-nuclear-arsenal/vi-AAN24de?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531
  10. Yes and no. We went in with tax refund and put some of the purchase on my card that I used to finance from them previously (Synchrony Bank). Mostly paid in full with exception of the credit line I already had. One thing to note, it took A LONG time to get our furniture. We basically had to threaten to get a refund because our entire order was being held up by these two couch pieces they couldn't find. Finally got the majority of it yesterday, just waiting on the critical piece, which is something for us to sit on in our actual living space. Also; SO and I's new desks. Going to migrate our current setups upstairs today or tomorrow.
  11. Received most of our new furniture. Bed, mattress, night stands, dresser and 2x desks for the master bedroom. New dining room table and 6 chairs for the dining area and a new coffee table and end table for our living space upstairs. Waiting on our sectional, sofa and recliner. Starting to feel more like a house in here now.
  12. Had to resign from current job I just started due to a fucked up and confusing situation that I was put into. Long story short, don't create an obligation for someone else, especially people close to you, without their consent...
  13. I am currently working a full-time contract position for a customer at their data center, and my company's corporate IT on the side, on top of taking care of my family. Needed to simplify my life and not burn myself out. I put my two weeks notice in (yesterday) and am taking up a position that is closer, better pay and ultimately better for my family. It was a hard move because I really liked what I was doing, but I was killing myself and needed to slow down. New position is a *nix admin role with some AWS (I'm certified ) in a similar environment to what I work now with my customer contract.