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    evn you're in Canada now right? Personally I don't mind taxes as I know we all feed into systems to help society although I do think there needs some tweaks as to how much goes where etc. Honestly I'm in favor of a sales tax increase so people who try to evade taxes or are not paying them period they pay into it more with a higher sales tax as everyone needs to buy food/clothes etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamanerd View Post
    So the questions now is, with tax return in a couple of months do I buy a 5930k and a second 980 + a 3440x1440 IPS screen or the Asus 1440p 144Hz? I'm not sure which screen to get but I got an itch to get myself some new toys!
    Even a second 980 won't really get you a 2560x1440 at 144Hz on more graphically intensive games. Personally I would get the 3440x1440 or a good 2560x1440 or a good 120Hz 1920x1080.
    LG 34UM95 for the 3440x1440
    BenQ GW2765HT for the 2560x1440
    Eizo FG2421 for the 120Hz 1920x1080

    A normal 1920x1080 would be Eizo EV2450. Very good monitor but it's 1920x1080 of course.

    Personally I'd go with a 4790k but that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamanerd View Post
    evn you're in Canada now right? Personally I don't mind taxes as I know we all feed into systems to help society although I do think there needs some tweaks as to how much goes where etc. Honestly I'm in favor of a sales tax increase so people who try to evade taxes or are not paying them period they pay into it more with a higher sales tax as everyone needs to buy food/clothes etc.
    Too much of ours goes to our military.

    Sorry, stating the obvious here. :P

    I think I might get some back from the feds, just not all of it. I can hope it's a decent amount though... I mean... let's see.

    I've paid roughly $1,275 in fed taxes this year. Should be interesting to see how much above the poverty line I was for the year...
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    Iamanerd, actual tax evasion is not solved with sales taxes. In fact, that's like giving the big tax evaders a pat on the shoulder and saying, "Don't worry Jim, we'll take their money instead."

    Because as it turns out, the ones who'd be worthwhile chasing for tax evasion are also people whose purchase of goods is massively disproportionate to their income. That is, they're so rich they can hardly spend enough money. Meanwhile, your average Joe is already spending the vast majority of their income, putting it back into the economy and existing sales taxes.

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    evn you're in Canada now right?
    That's right.
    . Honestly I'm in favor of a sales tax increase so people who try to evade taxes
    I don't think we should treat taxes like a penalty or punishment and that policy would unfairly burden the poor while leaving people in high-income brackets relatively better off. If you're going to tax people then you should do it at the point of wealth creation and it should scale with the amount of wealth being created. Sales taxes don't do either of those things.

    Imagine I'm in a high-income bracket. How much more do you think I can possibly spend on food and clothing than a single-parent family of 3? Even if it was 4x more (whole foods isn't that expensive), it would only be a small chunk of my income and I'd have hundreds of thousands free to spend. On the other hand, telling that single-parent who can barely keep food on the table that they have to pay an extra 30% for that same amount of food means they may not be able to save anything at all.

    On the other hand, If you tax any income above $150,000/year at say 75% then you'll hit imaginary high-income me pretty hard without impacting the poor parent. There's never going to be a simple solution like that, but it almost certainly can't happen at the point of sale.

    Too much of ours goes to our military.
    In a lot of ways the US army is a big public-work program. It's like a work-for-welfare system that covers millions of people. The problem is that the Average american tax payer doesn't see a lot of value for their dollar. They ask (rightly IMO) what if instead of buying bombs and sending troops to godforsaken deserts, we bought tractors and sent them to help clean up after hurricanes - sort of like the national guard or peace corps? Even if the tax burden didn't change, I think people would be a lot more receptive to the government expense if they saw something good for their money.

    I hesitate to tell anybody how to run their lives but I think the typical US citizen should probably start asking questions a little harder than the typical Canadian or German. What matters to you and how much is it worth? As an outsider it sounds to me like a lot of American's don't think their governments policy lines up with their own values. I feel the same way when I go home (to England) and I talk to Brits--though I don't pay any significant English taxes--but not so much in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tielknight View Post
    Oh i've had UPS mark stuff as delivered in their online tracker(because it showing up at the local depot means delivered apparently) the day before the truck actually showed up and another time they showed up at our front door and dropped a box that was marked FRAGILE all over the damn thing from waist-height to the concrete porch with a lovely THUNK, luckily nothing was broken(it was a laptop) and i even got them to refund me the shipping costs after i threw a fit at their local office

    Aside from those 2 times, they have been pretty good with getting stuff here in one piece with the other few dozen packages i've received over the years.
    Currently working at a local parcel facility. I can tell you that workers here dont give a crap if a parcel says fragile or whatever on it, it still gets thrown around. But that's mostly because it's flat-out busy and there is no time to stack parcels neatly, not that it excuses it. I know that feeling, knowing what happens to my parcels on their way to my place.
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    Drunken and evn I agree, that is the biggest draw back of what I was thinking but to be honest economics isn't my strong suite. I do agree if they shifted military funding to help things within our own borders more it'd definitely help. Like if they invested in upgrading our current electrical grid to a a smart grid and our roads/highways/bridges need a massive overhaul these days. But yeah taxes and the way policies work there is no one fix all type of deal, I do think we need to as a country re-evaluate our spending and priorities.

    As to Remilia I currently have a Asus 1440p IPS monitor atm, as for the processor the money isn't an issue and I'm doing it more as a "hey I want this toy instead" type of deal mainly to OC and if I run 2x980's having them in dual x16 will be nice with a 5930k. Honestly I'm leaning towards that 3440x1440 LG, I can only imagine my workspace while coding on that (plus when I need to make a website all that space will be freaking awesome) and games will look awesome on it as well.

    Also has anyone built a pfSense box yet? I'm thinking about building one for myself but I'm wondering if anyone else has yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Too much of ours goes to our military.

    Sorry, stating the obvious here. :P

    I think I might get some back from the feds, just not all of it. I can hope it's a decent amount though... I mean... let's see.

    I've paid roughly $1,275 in fed taxes this year. Should be interesting to see how much above the poverty line I was for the year...
    Sadly I've paid over $5500 into federal this year haha, so I'm hoping for a decent amount back.
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    Noctua NH-D15 arrived and installed. So much easier to install than the CM Hyper 212 Evo.
    That and it's quiet! Yay!

    The color actually isn't that bad, especially since I have no window

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    I decided to take one of you guys advice and open my hard drive up for fun. I ended up not having one of the tools needed...so I kinda forced it. Well, I lost my shitty hammer, but then I grabbed one of my actual good one and they worked just fine. I think I am going to give it to my dad as a present, he likes those kinds of things. It was kinda fun and educational to rip something apart.

    And btw, I think my hard drive pcb was fried, it smelt burnt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    I decided to take one of you guys advice and open my hard drive up for fun. I ended up not having one of the tools needed...so I kinda forced it. Well, I lost my shitty hammer, but then I grabbed one of my actual good one and they worked just fine. I think I am going to give it to my dad as a present, he likes those kinds of things. It was kinda fun and educational to rip something apart.

    And btw, I think my hard drive pcb was fried, it smelt burnt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    Hard drive platters make excellent coasters
    Yeah, I need to get the right head to unscrew them, the head is way too small with anything I have.
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    If I'm not mistaken hard drive platters have some... bad stuff... on them. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    If I'm not mistaken hard drive platters have some... bad stuff... on them. :P
    Stop downloading pr0n then

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    So long as you don't eat the platter, you should be ok. It's an aluminium disc with about 15 nanometres of cobalt on the surface.
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