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Comment reply on Forum Topic "List of things needs installing upon assembling an pc or gaming pc"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

According to many users, Windows Defender is good enough. Obviously, there is no uniform opinion on the matter - others couple it with Malwarebytes, others choose not to (I've seen reasons like it not being as good as before/no longer necessary). If you have a paid antivirus like Bitdefender, make use of it. I've seen good reviews (including the link I've used in my previous post which briefly mentions it and which I didn't notice was broken, so soz about that) and many users just like Steven below attest to it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "List of things needs installing upon assembling an pc or gaming pc"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

You would not have to worry about the drivers as the previous comment has already answered, afaik it will install so long as you're connected to the Internet. As for security though, you'll have to do some of it yourself - here's a good basic guide, such as enabling antivirus and firewall, keeping a backup every now and then, Defender, anti-ransomware, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Naming a Computer"

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

My dad used to name his computer folders like this, as well as his characters on games. Thought it was pretty cool.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dream Job"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

To be a documentary maker... but I think it's too late for that now. Or I just don't have the spare time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Am I the only one who reads movie plots before watching them?"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Not the only one, although I think people like us are less common because most people I know don't want to spoil the movies for themselves. That's fine... I just keep the spoilers to myself haha. I also do it for movies I have no intention of watching.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Black Friday VPN Deal"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm too late for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hate that I missed this promo! It seems like a pretty good deal, although I haven't tried purevpn. I've tried Nord before though. I'd probably use free VPNs temporarily (hoping my source is legit: https://cooltechzone.com/free-vpn) and then wait around for Christmas or End of The Year sale.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hyperx Vs Logitech"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Been a Logitech user for decades, so I have a bias here. For a reason though. I've tried Logitech's durability so many times so I'd choose it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "iphone 6s: Replace Battery or Upgrade?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Your concern is valid, but with iPhones, you probably still have a few more years. If there's no deal with AT&T I'd say you just replace your battery but this seems to be a pretty good deal. What phone do you get with that $200 deal?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Shave November"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, I prefer to keep mine clean. Plus, I've never had luck in growing them, really...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "how was your guy's days?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess it's just okay, nothing eventful. But I'm reading a good book that I am about to finish on the weekend, I think. And I also have some good tea bought to accompany that read, pretty chill.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Military robot in combat"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Rewatched the first Terminator recently, and the one on the video kinda looks like the machine stripped off of its Arnold Schwarzenegger skin by the end.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AI FTW"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

There is always a limit because a machine is still a man-made product. But as time goes by, that limit widens because humans learn more and build on the technology that has already been laid down in the past. I still believe though that it should aid us instead of doing most of the job for us, just like software like these that make work for a particular job slightly more efficient, calculations and similar tasks, those kind of stuff. For entertainment, I wouldn't be interested in seeing movies made through AI for example, because it is one of the ways we express how it is to be human. I believe you can audit some courses in edX and Coursera. You can pay if you like so that you earn certification you can add to your resume in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would Full Divr VR cause human extinction?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

There will always be people who will find immersion in technology unfulfilling.

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

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Have fun on the concert! Missed it, would have been a trip down emo memory lane.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is used a good idea?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It being good would depend on different factors. Of course it is riskier to go that route, but if you know how to vet your items, it shouldn't be a problem. You can compare prices of used items of your choice from different sources to have a better idea of how cheap you could go.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 laptop"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You have plenty of choices coming from this guide. Granted, they are specified for Minecraft, but should be able to do what you want and all are within your price range and RAM requirement (save for the last two which are 8GB).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy birthday in approximately 2 months! No hobbies you'd like your parents to spend money on? The money in the bank idea is actually very sound. I hope your parents are good with handling money though, and could pass upon you some financial wisdom. Sure wished I had parents like that when I was younger.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Latin"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, why not? Would be cool not to check a dictionary every time I encounter Latin phrases.

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

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That's very nice, minimalist. I don't have a tattoo, it's been something that I filed under "I want to do but don't have the time" things. I remember either Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul getting a ring tattoo to commemorate their time in Breaking Bad. Sounds like a good idea to me because it's easy to cover. But hey, you do you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Car vs public transport"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Some of your money should at least be spent on making your life easier. I'm not talking about luxuries here, but practical purchases that you'll get the most use out of. If you have the dough and using a car won't put you in a bind, then that's fine for me personally. The $600 gone is worth it for less stress during commutes. However, an earlier comment here said that you should also consider other things that will be an added cost, like car insurance, and they're right. There are tips you can keep in mind such as shopping around for insurance the same way you would your with your car and considering your needs when cutting unnecessary coverage (others detailed on this list). You'll end up using money in both subway and your car anyway. Besides saving, how much you're willing to spend for comfort should also be considered.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Did I pick the wrong major?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

There's really no use for what if's at this point, man. No one can tell if what you chose to do back then was a mistake. But what you can do is to do the best with the cards you have been dealt, put more thought in your decisions moving forward. Know The Story of the Chinese Farmer? That helped me change my perspective on past events.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just got a new job"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Congratulations for getting the job, man!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is Sanyo a good Tv Brand?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure about the rest but I can trust Sanyo, being Japanese and around for as long as I can remember. Good for the price. Bought by Panasonic in the last decade so it has the support of a bigger brand.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I quit my job"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I did... for three times now. The last time I quit I was employed by the company for about 4 years. My bosses and co-workers were not surprised by my decision in all instances of me quitting, but for the last one, at least three bosses have tried to talk me out of it (those were separate attempts at resigning, I really wanted out but did not have enough conviction to say no until the third try). I am considering doing it again sometime in the future though, not because I am unhappy with the job but because I want to try something out, be my own boss. You know what they say about never get rich being an employee, although I have managed to save a sizeable sum. I'm trying to gather as much resources about the endeavor first though (this being the latest) before I make my jump. Don't see it happening in the near future though...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just came back from vacation"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You're not alone. I have experienced this at one point too, and while I initially found it odd, I also appreciate having the time to be away from screens/technology and beginning to appreciate them again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many monitors do you use on your home and/or work computer"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

2 for work and 2 at home (if you count the laptop).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PCs are addicting"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Same reason why those I know who like writing decided to choose another field for a living, besides the pay, of course.

But then again, there's also satisfaction in having to do something you're good at and getting money and recognition for it. Maybe depends on what you're willing to tolerate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Average 4k monitor"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea those are pretty good!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor Stands"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Well my friend, it's not a big problem. You just need to be aware of 2 primary things. Are you going to mainly play new games or you are going to stick with "WoW" type games [fast-paced and competitive games]. For high-quality new games going for ultra wide monitor is a better option. Yet, dual monitor is preferred for competitive games such as WoW or Skyrim. Though, the bezel-gap between the monitors could be irritating. If you found this helpful you can refer to this guide where details will be explained much clearly and in-depth.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New NVidia GPU's... I Want To Make Sure..."

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good option they may go with.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion on price?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

Not so experienced in selling but $500 would be a good price

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU choice"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

well depends, what are your purposes man... casual gaming or hardcore gaming + streaming. Still my personal opinion would be to pick 2060 gti.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : Sleep"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm impressed, that takes a lot of discipline although at this point it is pretty much routine for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need a hdd with an ssd?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't hurt to have that HDD in my opinion. I suppose many gamers do that anyway, keeping the SSD for games and then the HDD for the rest of their data especially since the former can be expensive. Cost-effective too as this suggests. Personally like to have extra room even if I don't end up consuming it all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What’s harder to lose. IRL friends or online friends?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on how much I know the friend and how much I've been vulnerable with them, regardless if I know them in person or online.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : Sleep"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I get an average of 6-8 hours of sleep, which is ideal. Was not always that way, though. A year ago, I had to get by with just 4 everyday. Sometimes it's my own fault, like staying up late using my phone, but sometimes I just have to work overtime and the hours in the day are not enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it risky buying a used gaming PC?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I've bought some used PCs before, turned out fine. But of course it is risky. I usually try to find a contact that is a friend of a friend, or at least has a good reputation online.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asking out my crush"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Best of luck! Not to be a downer, but rejection is always possible. If it happens, don't take it personally, might be boiled down to lack of chemistry. If she agrees, then great! Hope you have a good time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : Money"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not like that a lot of things depend on money, but there's little I can do especially when I have necessities, bills and hobbies to pay for. :(

How do you make money?: With an office job. Lately I have been thinking of getting into business (the nature of which is for me and my family for now to avoid bad luck haha) and going through resources like this to create the perfect business plan. I also sell stuff every now and then.

How do you spend that money?: I think I already answered that on my first paragraph.

How ( if at all ) do you save any money?: Put some on my savings account (building on that emergency fund!) I found a nice system called JARS where you divide your money into six jars, allotted for different expenses/savings. Think it's neat but hard if you live paycheck to paycheck.

What do you think of money as a general concept?: Good when you have it, incredibly hard when you don't.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Ubisoft game"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Assasin's Creed may be the default answer, but other contenders imo are Far Cry and Rainbow Six Siege.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I dissemble my gaming pc during a long move?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally would disassemble it, just to be on the safe side. You never know what you might encounter on the road.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "why is my laptop so slow?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Multitasking might be too much for your laptop. Video editing is already intensive for some. And Celeron... my old laptop with the same can barely handle opening another program besides my browser even with a decent 8GB RAM. Your system is not designed for the things you want to do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I got a job today"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats dude! Hope you learn a lot from it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bedroom recommendations"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree with Xizt about IKEA, look elsewhere if you can. For chairs, you might want to go through the recommendations on this if you find that they can fit your room. They're office chairs but I think can be ideal for personal use too. It says the Vertagear one is a best budget pick, but there are other cheaper options there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any speak other languages?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Just English. Know a few words in Nihonggo but not able to string those into a full sentence.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "People on Craigslist are really weird"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

People can be more audacious behind a screen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what are some of your personal conspracy theorys?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Read a post (no way to know for sure if it's true) that a doctor used to this to convince a parent to vaccinate her children.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what are some of your personal conspracy theorys?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Read a post (no way to know for sure if it's true) that a doctor used to this to convince a parent to vaccinate her children.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Avengers: Endgame"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

INteresting viewpoint, to be honest. Man, it's hard to imagine Cap dying.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fav Ice Cream?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Chocolate chip :)

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