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  • Art in the Time of Corona

    Working on my Arcade Cabinet for retro gaming fun. Just finished the control panel.
    Starting the wiring this week hopefully

  • Star Trek: Picard (Spoilers Included)

    adobo1148 said:
    I thought Rizzo got beamed out 
    Oops. I must have turned away from her imminent demise too soon. 
    It was super quick, I had to rewind it for the wife after she said the same 'at least she's dead now'. Is it supposed to be a glen dumpster thing where 70% of the audience assumed they just saw her get ripped apart, but an even worse version?

    It's probably a 10th of a second of beaming cgi before they cut the scene. Bad edit or bad writing?
  • Any N54/any other software tuned forced induction tuners in here?

    I don't know much about BMWs, but did mess endlessly with the tune and supporting hardware on my WRX (is there such a thing as a stock WRX/STi?)

    And now run a Livernois tune on my 2015 twin turbo Ford edge, which makes it feel like a WRX....  :) 

    You know you're a car geek when instead of shopping for a new car and seeing what engines you can get, you shop for a new engine and see what cars you can get.
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    MrX said:

    Anyone have any thoughts on the state of real estate?

    Not looking to buy or sell, but we did just apply to refinance my wife's student loans - would be about 1.5% lower rate. Thinking about looking into a mortgage refi next.

    Seems like a great time to refinance a house. We refinanced our house several years ago when rates were way down. Changed our 30 year loan to a 15 and still ended up with lower payments than we had on the original loan. Now we only have about 6 years left to pay off our house we originally bought in 2009 with a 30yr loan.

    Now, if someone could help with my 401k adding 2 years to my retirement age in the last week... 
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Flukes said:
    redlancer said:

    The payroll tax cuts would be us getting money that we normally pay (you'd essentially get 7% raise immediately), but man, I think that's a very slippery slope of help me now hurt me later deficit spending since most of that money is for SS and medicare. 

    Maybe I'm oversimplifying or misunderstanding, but that would also do nothing to help anyone facing reduced hours or layoffs, no?

    No, it wouldn't. Biggest boost would be to businesses, where they pay a lot in payroll taxes. People with jobs get some extra cash. People already laid off, no. A 7% raise when your salary is $0 is still $0   :(