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  1. I've been in plenty of long term relationships, and the OP is spot on. It's so much time doing bullshit you'd rather not do. So, find someone who hates doing bullshit as much as you. Which, is much easier said than done.
  2. Agree. In particular, embedded Linux like the Raspberry Pi. So much fun stuff to work on. But, even customizing the look and feel of your Linux desktop can be fun.
  3. 113 on the first one. Clicked off the screen before I realized there were three scores. Totally blew through the last 5 or 6.
  4. Idk dude, I have a few friends with them, and it's a noticeable difference if you're not used to it. It's like any motion blur that existed has suddenly vanished. There's a reason games use shaders to simulate motion blur.
  5. Not sure I've watched a 4k TV (mine are all 5 years old or more) yet, but I absolutely despise TV's with the 120hz refresh rate. To me, it zaps any and all cinematic quality that a movie may have had.
  6. Really cool project! I did a fair bit of Arduino tinkering 4 or so years ago, and have recently hopped back into it all. These things keep getting cheaper and more powerful. I've got two Raspberry Pi's, a couple Arduino's, and just got one of Adafruit's Feather boards. Would a different board maybe help with the floating point issues? One of the clones? Or maybe something like a BeagleBone running full linux. I have a Mega 2560 (1st gen I think), and it's been rock solid. Not doing any heavy math on it though. All 8 bit ints in my case.
  7. I'm running Ubuntu MATE as my main Linux distro right not. It's based on the current Ubuntu LTS, but with the older (better, and faster) GUI. I installed it on an old pc (50 GB hd, 2GB ram, a slow Core2duo) I have lying around too. Surprisingly fast on it. I have Antergos installed too, but haven't got into it too much. Tried a fresh Arch install in a VM, but kept getting hung up configuring GRUB. Holy shit did I learn a lot in a few days of trying to trouble shoot that. Arch is a great way to get to know things in Linux. Mainly got back into Linux as a main OS (as opposed to just on servers) because I'm over Apple's direction with the Mac lineup. Desktop's are a joke, and the laptop lineup is a fashion accessory more than anything. Currently shopping for a laptop that I can run Linux on too. Considering a few year old HP Probook or maybe something from Lenovo. 13" or under. Will definitely miss Mac's trackpad though.
  8. FreeBSD is on my list of things to try out. Any reason why you would recommend it over a Linux distro? Specifically?
  9. Since Apple decided to introduce a laughably underpowered and overpriced monstrosity last week, I've got a $400 HP coming as a new laptop to replace my very old and slow macbook. I'm currently testing out a few Linux builds in a VM to install on it. Unity Mate, Manjaro, and Arch Linux. Ubuntu Mate is probably my favorite looking (always liked the old look in Ubuntu). Manjaro's shipped with more programs than I'd need, but the user interface is nice.. I'm actually still in the process of installing Arch this evening. I really like getting into the nitty gritty with Arch. Just a little worried about their rolling release schedule, and any major system problems as a result. I do want something stable (as stable as it can be), but still flexible.
  10. Did you mention if you're drinking every night? You mentioned your "ideal" number of drinks per night, but I don't know if you said you were drinking every night. For 4-5 years, I would have a drink every night. It started as a few beers on Friday-Saturday; moved to a few on Sunday with some left over on Monday; to every night of the week. Then, I added a shot or two to those 3-5 beers every night. And, I developed myself a little of a habit. I did not get black out drunk, but I could tell that I drank the night before on a lot of occasions. Sometimes, I could really tell. One day, I decided that I was only going to drink on the weekends. Like you, the idea of drinking one beer a night is a pipe dream. If I have one, I'm going to have 3-4. It was probably 2.5-3 years ago I decided to do this. And, I've mostly stuck with it. Sometimes I can have 1 or 2 with dinner during the week. But, I've mostly stuck to my weekend commitment. And, it's not something that I miss. One reason I decided this was because I knew it was not good to be drinking this much every day. Plus, it was interfering with my fitness goals. My workouts started to suck, and then they started to be less frequent due to the fact that I'd rather go drink beer than workout. Once I put this weekend rule into place, my work mornings were much nicer. No more kinda hungover feeling.
  11. I can get energized by experiences / people. Sometimes in profound, inspiring ways. Generally, I have to like the people I'm around when doing so. However, like a lot of us, I go to work M-F, have to run errands, and be a functional person. Even though my job is writing code all day, I still interact. And, when Friday rolls around I'm drained and need to have lots of alone time. Not all the time, but most of the time. Even if there's something going on that I would potentially enjoy. Even if all my friends are going and it's low key. Most of the time, I need to recharge by myself. So, I don't think certain people suddenly fill the need for introverted alone time. Sweet, sweet alone time. Edit: Where'd my avatar go?!
  12. SteamOS still has a long way to go. Vulcan is very nice, and Unity (game engine) did a blog post today about it. With a screen shot from Ubuntu of all things. On the enterprise side of things, I'm still baffled why Windows is the king. But that's another discussion completely. Can't wait to see what this brings. I hope it's better than I expect.
  13. On Oct. 4th Google's having an event for the Pixel phone and some other things. One of those other things, rumor has it, is a new OS called Google Andromeda. You can search for more details, but it's supposed to be a Android / ChromeOS hybrid with desktop uses. My initial reaction is: Chromebooks suck and I don't want cell phone apps on my pc. But, the optimist in me really hopes that it will be an actual competitor to Windows / MacOS. Even writing that, I know it sounds far fetched. But, if anyone could do it, it's Google. I've read some comments that are along the lines of, "It would just be Linux, which no one uses anyways". Which, is true, except that Ubuntu and Fedora aren't backed by Google. Which, could be all it takes to get people on board. Especially since Android integration would (most likely) be seamless. I know it will probably be a wet fart, but it's nice to dream!
  14. 10% no matter what, sometimes more. I'm more interested in investment strategies with that money though. I've let it sit in the bank, or shitty mutual funds making jack shit for years.
  15. XP? Why? Are you running antiquated 8 bit software or something (even that can be circumvented with vDOS). I'm failing to find any reason why you're trying to keep running XP. I mean, 64 bit Win7, is going to be miles better in every way. Or, just go straight to 10.