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63 points · 1 day ago

In England, it's the opposite. People gasp at the high taxes (20% VAT, because socialized medicine costs money) but it's all part of the price. If you see something for 10 quid, you can put a 10 pound note down and that's all you'll pay. No (additional) tax, no tip, no nothing.

(I think they keep VAT separate for some electronics, but that's about all iirc)

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-4 points · 1 day ago

With outrageous taxes, the government makes it illegal to display how much something costs before taxes . . .

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41 points · 9 days ago

I do think that, because they chose to make xp bonuses count down in real time, with the widespread and massive amount of crashing and downtime people are experiencing they should hand out a bunch of free XP tokens with an apology.

It's anti-consumer enough on its own but it's plain insulting that to get tokens you are encouraged to be a good consumer and purchase other company's goods for some free codes then add to that the game itself is a shit show full of bugs causing people to waste real time trying to get into the game that is so buggy.

It really is deserved at this point. I hadn't really put all the logic in place before but now I am really expecting something, at least acknowledgement that the issues the devs haven't fixed have caused people to waste some of their XP tokens they purchased/ earned.

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-4 points · 9 days ago

they hand out a bunch of free XP tokens already

44 points · 9 days ago

Doesnt make sense what so ever. Game does not run nearly well enough to be on real time. Im crashing, games not connecting, just random shit wasting my xp time.

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-5 points · 9 days ago

It makes sense to me. If you are planning on playing for the next hour, you can pop a token and get double xp for your entire session.

You obviously get more double xp if it only counts in game time, but it makes perfect sense the way it is now too.

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2 points · 9 days ago

Not when your team actually plays the objective.

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12 points · 9 days ago

I played a game that was neck and neck the whole time, and I felt like the game was 30 minutes long, and I got 69 pistol kills.

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194 points · 10 days ago

Infinity Ward motto:

If it ain’t broke, fix it.

If it is broke, don’t fix it.

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1 point · 9 days ago

Reddit COD Community motto:

If a gun is overused, it's broken.

If a perk is overused, it's perfect . . .

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184 points · 10 days ago

Ppl complaining in this sub are idiots. Literally no difference to reverse sear. Set the air fryer to 115, then high heat air fry to sear at the end.

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3 points · 10 days ago

It would be like searing a steak under the broiler of an oven.

I've never done it, but I always assumed that it isn't ideal because it's never suggested.

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127 points · 10 days ago

It's interesting you mention many other options. I was wondering if he was trying to get most of the folks to quit and then re-hire people at lower pay rates from the various lay-offs that have happened at Facebook, AWS etc. I'm morbidly curious as to what a como package would even look like for them now. Presumably no pre-IPO equity and no RSUs either, given that they're private.

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1 point · 10 days ago

This is exactly what he wanted. He never expected people to stay. He gave the ultimatum so that people who don't agree with him would leave, and that's what they're doing.

287 points · 10 days ago · edited 10 days ago

This goes way beyond the WFH debacle.

This is about an egomaniac running a company into toxicity. Everything is tainted; this whole thing is an absolute mess.

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3 points · 10 days ago

This is exactly what he wanted. He never expected people to stay. He gave the ultimatum so that people who don't agree with him would leave, and that's what they're doing.

evils_twin commented on

I'm a below average player, and I have to enable geo-locking for a decent pinh

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Op3 points · 18 days ago

I've seen Wichita and New Jersey, which is crazy because that's across the Atlantic Ocean from me.

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1 point · 12 days ago

What time of day were you playing when you got the US servers?

Op1 point · 11 days ago

Happened at all times of day, during the week and on weekends.
I live in northern Europe with plenty of players around.

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1 point · 11 days ago

The pictures and videos you created were for a specific match that you have all kinds of data on. What time of day was that match?

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1 point · 11 days ago · edited 11 days ago

Dude, you realize that Redfin gives that estimate for the time the home was purchased?? Pull up the info and you'll see those are for the 2019 purchase price and interest rate, because this house you showed was last sold in 2019. You have to adjust that to now for those who don't actually own the house currently. But if you want to be dense and keep lecturing me that I would "only" pay $6500 for that house, go on being dense. My original point stands...mortgage payments on SFHs are approx double the going rents in the Bay Area and that differential has only increased absurdly the last several years, showing something very wrong with this housing market.

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1 point · 11 days ago

Wow, you are right. Things are a bit different since I bought my house in 2017.

But like I said, I didn't buy it to save money immediately, it's really part of my retirement plan. After 5 years I am at the point to where I pay less than I would to rent. And when I retire in 20-30 years, and my house is paid off, it will help a lot when I am no longer making any income.

In the long run, this is much more lucrative than investing. In 30 years, 3.5M won't buy you much.

But I do agree that you might want to time the market better and see if waiting a little while to buy would be better.

1 point · 11 days ago · edited 11 days ago

That's great that you bought a couple years ago and could actually afford the mortgage payments then. I couldn't afford the mortgage payments on anything other than a 1 br condo (for a family of 3) in 2018 when we moved here, couldn't afford it in 2020 on a $1M property, and can't afford it now on $1.3M in 2022. It's not even an option for most people because we don't bring home enough pay to afford it. Over $8k/mo is beyond insane. I don't get what people don't get about that and all the double tech/executive/doctor whatever earner households (and we're double PhD couple grossing $320k/year and are way better off than most in that we can even afford RENT here), lecturing those of us renting about how stupid we are and how great their finances are. Like no shit!

I'm pretty sure $3.5M will buy plenty in 30 years - just not in the Bay Area. It's stupid to retire here. I could buy 300 houses with land for that in my husband's family's village in another country.

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1 point · 11 days ago · edited 10 days ago

of course if you can't afford the mortgage, then you shouldn't buy. I'm not telling anyone to buy. I'm not calling renters stupid. All I said is that the cost benefits of owning a home is not immediate, they only show up in the long term. So don't just judge the benefits of a home from the first 2 years expenses like OP has described.

If you can't afford it, then that's too bad. But that doesn't mean it's a bad investment for those who can afford it. But buyers need to be careful to have a pretty big emergency fund in case there are unexpected expenses. Where people go wrong is spending all of their money just to be able to close on the house.

It's stupid to retire here. I could buy 300 houses with land for that in my husband's family's village in another country.

That's the point of buying a house here long before retirement(if you can afford it). By the time you retire, you can move to a much lower cost of living area and have a nice chunk of change to live off of. The owners of the house I bought sold for over 4 times more than they paid for it 28 years ago. They bought a place somewhere near Mendocino county and have a nice chunk of change left over to enjoy.

Whether I decide to stay in the Bay Area or not, it's part of my retirement plan.

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