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  1. Comment on Need advice for simple speaker setup in ~tech

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    A soundbar should be good enough for an apartment situation where you don't want too much bass but still want to fill a medium sized room with decent sound. It's not really an expandable option...

    A soundbar should be good enough for an apartment situation where you don't want too much bass but still want to fill a medium sized room with decent sound. It's not really an expandable option though, so when you do decide to upgrade you will be selling it or trashing it.

    Getting an AV receiver will enable you to expand down the road. You can even look for a used 5.1 receiver with 80-100W per channel to save some money now then build a 2.0 setup which you can expand to 3.0>3.1 or 5.0>5.1 and after this point buy a decent 7.1 or 9.2 receiver with atmos and w/e newer tech we have in the future. The important part is buying speakers that are going be good throughout those upgrades. Polk Audio TSi200 Through newegg you get 5 year warranty and dealing with Polk customer service is also 5 star. These are 20-150W so they will be able to handle any AV receiver you get until you start getting a dedicated amp (somewhat audiophile excessive).
    All together you could find a used receiver for ~$100, those speakers for $200, center for $100 and spend the rest on tax/shipping and some speaker wire for a decent 3.0 system within your budget with a solid start to expanding it when you have more money and aren't living in an apartment.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on How to start being an adult? I feel like I am falling downhill without any branch to catch me. in ~life

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    I mostly agree with what @koan is saying. It sounds like you haven't picked a career that's suitable for you. You aren't grasping the courses you are currently taking so that's a big waste of...

    I mostly agree with what @koan is saying. It sounds like you haven't picked a career that's suitable for you. You aren't grasping the courses you are currently taking so that's a big waste of money if you aren't into it anymore. Find something you can handle doing day-to-day and that will pay a decent wage starting as well as having good advancement plan. It doesn't have to be a struggle to find a vocation that is sustainable for you.
    Earning money is the first step to doing the things you want to do in life. Just don't bite off more than you can chew. Once you start having money then I think you will know how to use it and not be so bored of everyday life outside of the eat, sleep, work cycle.

    If for some reason you can't find a job you want to do where you are or that has sustainable pay vs. bills ratio, consider moving. You could live outside of a city and find cheaper living expenses for nearly the same paying jobs. I just put an AC unit of a house the owner was trying to rent for $400/month, add electric, internet, phone and food and you could walk to a minimum wage job in the town and make $600 profit a month. I know people living in the city that make more money but still come out with less profit. If moving makes sense, do it.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on What niche/specialized version of an everyday thing is worth the time/money if you know what you're looking for? in ~talk

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    I have used Green Lee, Ideal, Klein and off brand side cutters and lineman's and only the off brand ones were shitty. Klein and Ideal come with decent warranties and Klein is widespread enough...

    I have used Green Lee, Ideal, Klein and off brand side cutters and lineman's and only the off brand ones were shitty. Klein and Ideal come with decent warranties and Klein is widespread enough that any local hardware, Home Depot, Menards and Fleet Supply places carry them and honor the lifetime warranties so it's convenient enough for most people to exchange them. I'd use the side cutters for guitar strings also and only use the strippers on copper and aluminum.

    Aside from those strippers I haven't found a better pair out of 20 other kinds I've tried. I know some other electricians buy the cheaper $5 klein but that's because they burn through so many pairs cutting live wires. My current pair have lasted me almost 2 years and that's with heavy use almost daily and my last 2 pairs lasted about 1 year each before they both got nicked cutting live wires.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What niche/specialized version of an everyday thing is worth the time/money if you know what you're looking for? in ~talk

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    As an electrician I wouldn't buy those strippers mentioned. Strippers These Have a wider range of wire gauge, cut machine threaded screws, crimp, cut, and have a pliers grip on the end. Klein also...

    As an electrician I wouldn't buy those strippers mentioned.
    Strippers
    These Have a wider range of wire gauge, cut machine threaded screws, crimp, cut, and have a pliers grip on the end. Klein also has lifetime warranties, so if they rust or get damaged in normal use you can trade them in for a new pair. Couple it with a decent side-cutter and lineman's pliers and you can do almost any electrical wiring job a non-professional would encounter.
    Side Cutters
    Lineman's

    13 votes
  5. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Asta's voice gets less annoying after the first season but his character remains annoying outside of any fighting scenes. I think you have to watch it with subs regardless if you want to know what...

    Asta's voice gets less annoying after the first season but his character remains annoying outside of any fighting scenes. I think you have to watch it with subs regardless if you want to know what the quiet guy is ever saying, not that it is ever relevant or important to the plot though.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on How do you meet people? in ~talk

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    Tbf, @Algernon_Asimov's advice thus far has been very sound and generic to any situation. And trying to give a handful of specific examples to illustrate that there are literally thousands of...

    Tbf, @Algernon_Asimov's advice thus far has been very sound and generic to any situation. And trying to give a handful of specific examples to illustrate that there are literally thousands of things OP can find an interest in but would rather shoot down those examples instead finding common ground with other people is the exact reason why OP is going to stay lonely and not really take any sound advice.
    We aren't counselors and we aren't trying to be short with people but you can only care about ignorant people so much before you realize that the day still goes on if we ignore them. I mean come on, this is blatant trolling... "Guy's I'm lonely but I'm literally not willing to go out on a cloudy day with my dog. Fuck, I can't even work up the courage to meet other people, it's just not possible for me, I'm a weak and feeble mess and literally everyone is out to get me. But the internet is OK."

    I mean, I'm here trying to find some common ground, which we have some similar interests, but even I don't want to hang out with the guy, sounds like a real downer. "Hey wanna play a game?" "No, I'm only play single player games." "Hey, wanna see the live action Akira remake?" "No, movie theaters skeeve me out and I probably won't even be able to enjoy the film if I'm not watching it alone in my room." "Hey wanna join my band?" "No, I'm not very good at my instrument." "I'll teach you." "Yea, but the strings make my fingers bleed." IRL I'd tell someone like this "the fuck outta here then."

    2 votes
  7. Comment on How do you meet people? in ~talk

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    New strings are needed if the old ones are rusty or corroded. But the problem might actually be the bridge is set too high, the neck is warped too far and the amount of pressure you are putting on...

    New strings are needed if the old ones are rusty or corroded. But the problem might actually be the bridge is set too high, the neck is warped too far and the amount of pressure you are putting on the strings to push them to the frets. For an acoustic you could get smaller strings than standard 52 gauge (try 46 gauge) which will take some pressure off the bowing in the neck, but it could also take too much and cause strings to buzz on frets. Bring your guitar to a shop and ask a pro about it. If it's an electric you can have the bridge and truss rod adjusted on top of some new strings.
    Just guessing, but it's probably a shit cheapo guitar and not worth paying someone else to do the work to it. You could google or youtube some instructions on DIY repairs. There is a little template you can buy for getting the right bridge setup and string tension or you can just eye it up.

    It's not about going to regular church worships, it's about the extra curricular activities and volunteer work. They usually have a bulletin board near an entrance with a whole bunch of random things going on, if none of them interest you then try another church or a community center, there are no lack of churches, we're infested with all kinds of them. There are also hippie rainbow gatherings that do a lot of volunteer work and don't try to push religion as much as their vegan crystal rubbing spiritualism on you.

  8. Comment on How do you meet people? in ~talk

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    Being kidnapped is a great conversational piece. But jokes aside, you are going to a public place and negotiating your own situation before meeting strangers. Even the most audacious...

    Being kidnapped is a great conversational piece. But jokes aside, you are going to a public place and negotiating your own situation before meeting strangers. Even the most audacious criminals/kidnappers aren't going to be using a tracked messaging portal to lure you in.

    It sounds like you need to spend more time developing yourself. Find a sustainable income job, pursue it to acquire currency. Find entertaining hobbies, solo vidya, programming and masturbating aren't enough hobbies. Consider gardening (small indoor if need be), music (listening to or playing an instrument), Magic the Gathering, D&D, cooking, woodworking, painting, drawing, comics, volunteering or after getting your income situation figured out consider getting a dog. Some of these start out as individual hobbies, but they can grow to include others. Having a dog and taking it for walks or playing with it at a dog park will attract dog enthusiasts to you, girls will be on their knees petting that little guy in no time ;).

    As much as I hate to say it, churches have social gatherings like pot lucks and volunteering services. You meet lots of people and a lot of church goers are well connected to money and good job opportunities. You show a willingness to do free labor once a month and doors will start opening for you. It's also a great thing to put on a resume along with the references from the organizers.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on How do you meet people? in ~talk

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    You could use it less as a means to find life partner or significant other and just post something like "I'm willing to go eat out at some fancy restaurants but feel awkward going alone, hmu if...

    You could use it less as a means to find life partner or significant other and just post something like "I'm willing to go eat out at some fancy restaurants but feel awkward going alone, hmu if you want to eat somewhere nice." Even if the encounter is a bit awkward you will have tried some food at a place you don't normally go and have developed a review to talk about at future encounters. You might also develop some social skills with some light conversation before and after these meals.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    That last episode of One Punch Man gave me some good chuckles especially right at the end.

    That last episode of One Punch Man gave me some good chuckles especially right at the end.

  11. Comment on What anime would you recommend to someone who's already watched hundreds of days worth? in ~anime

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    Kakugo no Susume (Apocalypse Zero) if dark humor is your thing.

    Kakugo no Susume (Apocalypse Zero) if dark humor is your thing.

  12. Comment on Which anime would you guys recommend for someone who just started watching anime? in ~anime

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    Took me 2 hours to find it, but it was Akame ga Kill I think.

    Took me 2 hours to find it, but it was Akame ga Kill I think.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Which anime would you guys recommend for someone who just started watching anime? in ~anime

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    Kabaneri was only OK imo, there are lots of anime that are much better in story-telling, action and suspense than it though. Personally I first got into Berserk, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D,...

    Kabaneri was only OK imo, there are lots of anime that are much better in story-telling, action and suspense than it though.
    Personally I first got into Berserk, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D, Gogol 13: The Professional and Cowboy Bebop when I was much younger. If I was to recommend newer shows that kind of fit a more action packed style check these;
    Parasyte (Action, Thriller, Horror)
    One Punch Man (Action, Comedy)
    KonoSuba (Comedy, Action, D&D)
    Berserk (old and new) (Action, Horror, Adventure, D&D, War)
    DanMachi (D&D, Action, Comedy)
    Angolmois (History, Action, War)
    Goblin Slayer (D&D, Action)

    From there you will have to decide what you liked or hated about each before I could give better recommendations.

    Also kind of off topic, does anyone remember an anime from a couple years ago where the villian was this icy tyrant bitch with massive tits but she was in love with the protagonist. I seem to remember a character that used a massive pair of scissors as a weapon as well. I can't recall the name of it.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What’s your favorite soup? in ~food

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    I made this during the weekend but I have to wonder, how important is the California Chili Powder? Is the taste difference significant? Same with the ancho chilies. I had to substitute Mexican...

    I made this during the weekend but I have to wonder, how important is the California Chili Powder? Is the taste difference significant? Same with the ancho chilies. I had to substitute Mexican chili powder and McCormick brand Chili powder which only state "Chili powder" as one of the ingredients not clarifying what kind of chilies they use. I also subbed 3 Jalapenos and 1 Serrano to make up for the lack of ancho. I garnished with a fresh serrano pepper on 2 bowls which wasn't bad, but unnecessary. I'd be willing to buy chili powder online if it is worth the taste difference. IDK that I can find ancho chilies unless I travel to a bigger city.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What is something you are reasonably certain is true, but you have no proof for it? in ~talk

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    My roommate believes he only gets sick because he shaves his mustache and only when his mustache is gone is he even susceptible to getting sick.

    My roommate believes he only gets sick because he shaves his mustache and only when his mustache is gone is he even susceptible to getting sick.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on One Punch Man is awesome! Suggest me similar animes please in ~anime

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    Check out Konosuba it'll give you some laughs.

    Check out Konosuba it'll give you some laughs.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I might have to check Shield Hero's manga if it continues past this season, been really enjoying it so far. I don't use a stream service anymore, too many ads and invasive apps/pop-ups going on...

    I might have to check Shield Hero's manga if it continues past this season, been really enjoying it so far. I don't use a stream service anymore, too many ads and invasive apps/pop-ups going on for relatively low quality viewing. Torrents are the way to go.

  18. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    My interests are on currently airing anime as I have been keeping up with it for at least the last 2 years. I generally try out anything with action, adventure, magic or mystery and pick up any...

    My interests are on currently airing anime as I have been keeping up with it for at least the last 2 years. I generally try out anything with action, adventure, magic or mystery and pick up any comedy based ones if they get highly recommended. I try to avoid the school-life, slice-of-life and things geared more toward children. This season:

    Black Clover - About a world where magic dictate a lot of the government and centered around 2 orphans who aspire to become the Magic King that presides over the government. This was hard to start watching because the main protagonist had the most annoying voice actor and personality but over time you get used to it. The story has potential but I think the intended audience being young teenagers will leave it falling short of being great in the end.

    Mob Psycho 100 - Psychic boy works for a fake psychic and has to confront many challenges despite not wanting to use his powers in any negative way. The first season was quite entertaining and popular enough to have received a live action remake already. The second season is on par with it so far.

    That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime - A man dies and gets transported to a world of D&D as the most basic mob creature, a slime. Unlike a normal slime he has earned some special latent abilities from his past life. Again decent premise for the story but quickly turns into over-powered game character and reduces the impact of any struggles presented.

    Dororo - A child is born cursed by his father and fights to survive his curse. I imagine every episode will have some amount of ninja fighting vs demonic beings. Decent action so far.

    SAO - Alicization - I liked the original SAO and even GGO was decent but this feels like they are beating a dead horse.

    Radiant - Cursed magic users segregated by society fight for normalization. Aimed at young teenagers so it tries to tack on morals instead of being bloody and brutal.

    Domestic Girlfriend - This depicts an awkward family/social interaction and falls more on drama than romance but also includes a little bit of comedy.

    The Quintessential Quintuplets - Rom/Com have yet to see if it actually worth the watch yet.

    The Promised Neverland - Children being harvested like farm animals become aware of what is happening to them. There is something great about this show even though it center around child characters.

    The Rising of the Shield Hero - Another transported to D&D setting but set up to be way under-powered and a nice dark twist to set the mood and pace.

    I would elaborate more, but I don't want to spoil the plot should anyone decide to start watching these.

    2 votes