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I was feeling a touch blah, saw that Amazon had my monitor reduced by a third, and decided to pick  it up... Now I have my matching pair of Samsung curved 27" side by side...

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23 minutes ago, Gfted1 said:

I dig how theyre both on one stand?

Yup.  When I got the first Samsung, I decided to get a pneumatic-arm stand for it... and one of the twin-armed stands was on sale and cost about £5 more than the one-armed. So I thought, eh, juuuuust in case I decide to splurge on a second monitor at some point in the future.... ;)

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If I had 2 curved I'd probably want them on top of each other to maintain a single curve aspect.  😄

Also ... blue is the best RGB/backlight color.  👍

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2 minutes ago, LadyCrimson said:

If I had 2 curved I'd probably want them on top of each other to maintain a single curve aspect.  😄

Also ... blue is the best RGB/backlight color.  👍

The triple-arm stand on Amazon showcased three curved monitors forming a near perfect semi-circle. That might be a bit too much overkill... ;)

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8 minutes ago, Raithe said:

The triple-arm stand on Amazon showcased three curved monitors forming a near perfect semi-circle. That might be a bit too much overkill... ;)

You could get a bunch of those and sit in the middle! Put up an avi wallpaper of some beautiful environment and spin in your chair with arms flung wide like an actor in a movie. Like this, only with curved's.  :shifty:

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Of course, for me who loves huge screens -  I need one of these!

 

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“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” – Alan Watts
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It's not like :

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Is really that useful for casual home use?

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I'd probably like that one because of no frame line/image separation.  It's not big enough, tho.  :shifty:

“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” – Alan Watts
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23 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

obviously $20,000 a year is not going to cut it. 

by selective quote use, we found agreement with gd.

am suspecting we could survive on $20k, but not as part o' a retirement plan. our pov is you gotta assume the fates will conspire against you. our initial goal were deciding on comfort level and then making certain we had 1/3 more than that... and then we decided double were more prudent.

our rather impoverished developmental years made us a bit weird 'bout money. 

no lose situation 'cause whatever excess we have is going to st jude children's research hospital, a couple different cancer foundations, and a small number o' local charities... am adding these folks to the list-- they also offer services for small dog owners.

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2 hours ago, Hurlshot said:

$20k a year is probably fine to retire on as long as you move to a country that won't medically bankrupt you.

one assumes gd has considered health insurance, and as a veteran he gets a few extra benefits.

however, most o' us do not like to consider long term care issues, but retirees need do so. live in an rv, moving from parking lot to parking lot, makes the at-home and community services the va provides problematic. more significant is the premiums on long term health insurance. if gd don't care 'bout the quality o' his care, he may be able to swing long term insurance for an additional $2000 per year beyond what he is paying for ordinary health insurance. that right there is a significant % o' his $20k. the $2000 offerings isn't universal terrible and am honest not certain how terrible is such facilities in tennessee, but the spectrum largely runs from terrible to less terrible with genuine comfortable only available to ultra wealthy. 

'course perhaps the plan is to eat his .45 if he needs long term care, in which case long term care insurance is an academic question.

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that said, we have a plan for our pets to be cared for after our eventual and inevitable death. the rest is trivialities.

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"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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That reminds me I really need to fill out one of those organ donor cards 🤔

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Health insurance is a big reason hubby keeps working, he worries about it a lot.  That and he has this cushy job where they luv him to death and where he can work remotely even if there was no covid.  And hubby's the sort who is afraid he'll drop dead if he's too idle.  :lol: We're not old enough for Medicare etc, and now I'm "sick" and need semi-regular stuff, too. Pffft.

Speaking of which, I spent all week taking only one insulin shot per day (in the morning), to see what would happen.  Morning blood sugar stays the same or sometimes a bit higher but still "fine."  So I think I'm going to do that most of the time, as long as that remains so.  If I over indulge food one day I can always take a shot for that one evening just in case.  Even varying the shot location, my belly sometimes feels like a bruised pincushion - it likes not being punctured twice a day.  :disguise:  Edit: also, late evening is when I'm most likely to forget a shot anyway...

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15 hours ago, Raithe said:

Yup.  When I got the first Samsung, I decided to get a pneumatic-arm stand for it... and one of the twin-armed stands was on sale and cost about £5 more than the one-armed. So I thought, eh, juuuuust in case I decide to splurge on a second monitor at some point in the future.... ;)

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It must be nice living in a first world country and having lots of money to afford to buy expensive and superficial  things like....monitors 

I hope you feel guilty ...you know " white guilt " and all that :p

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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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2 hours ago, BruceVC said:

It must be nice living in a first world country and having lots of money to afford to buy expensive and superficial  things like....monitors 

I hope you feel guilty ...you know " white guilt " and all that :p

After spending 15 odd years as a carer for a disabled parent with an annual income of under $6,000, now that I actually have a "professional job" and disposable income, I feel no guilt whatsover on spending my loose change on random luxuries and the odd superficial thing. :p

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1 hour ago, Raithe said:

After spending 15 odd years as a carer for a disabled parent with an annual income of under $6,000, now that I actually have a "professional job" and disposable income, I feel no guilt whatsover on spending my loose change on random luxuries and the odd superficial thing. :p

Fair enough but you know I have your back, remember half my family are English so I consider you my " people " outside of SA and  the UK is seen as our   " second "home and would be my immigration destination if white people were kicked out of  SA like in the case of Zimbabwe( and we know how well that went ) which is highly unlikely 

Anyway I generally always have a solution to issues I raise, if you do start feeling guilty all you need to do is return the monitors, get your money back and I will send you  my banking details so you can transfer that money into my account ....problem solved !! No more guilt 

And if you ponder  or someone else asks " why would I give money away to an Internet stranger " .....thats easy to answer

In life its better to give than to receive 

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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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8 hours ago, ShadySands said:

Ha, I've also always had plans for my dogs in the case of my death or worse. Unemployed again so no life insurance currently but I'm going to look into getting it independently from work so I won't have to worry about that in the future.

No kidding? That sucks. Hopefully not for long. A few months ago business were fighting for your services. 

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9 hours ago, Gromnir said:

one assumes gd has considered health insurance, and as a veteran he gets a few extra benefits.

however, most o' us do not like to consider long term care issues, but retirees need do so. live in an rv, moving from parking lot to parking lot, makes the at-home and community services the va provides problematic. more significant is the premiums on long term health insurance. if gd don't care 'bout the quality o' his care, he may be able to swing long term insurance for an additional $2000 per year beyond what he is paying for ordinary health insurance. that right there is a significant % o' his $20k. the $2000 offerings isn't universal terrible and am honest not certain how terrible is such facilities in tennessee, but the spectrum largely runs from terrible to less terrible with genuine comfortable only available to ultra wealthy. 

'course perhaps the plan is to eat his .45 if he needs long term care, in which case long term care insurance is an academic question.

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that said, we have a plan for our pets to be cared for after our eventual and inevitable death. the rest is trivialities.

HA! Good Fun!

I do. One of the reasons I'm waiting until I'm pension eligible. I get to buy health insurance at a reduced rate on the state plan. Plus Medicare eventually. And like you I have made arrangements for any pups in my care at the time with Old Friends sanctuary here in TN. Also like you I'm leaving a portion of whatever I leave behind to St. Jude, some to Old Friends, some to Alabama Angels, DAV,  and some to my niece and nephew. 

But if it ever comes to long term managed care, like dementia or Alzheimer's or some other serious illness from which I likely will not recover... I can't do it. I won't do it. I would not eat a bullet. I have a religious objection to suicide. But I would refuse care and let nature take it's course. Wander off into the woods like an old and infirm coyote or something. I'm twice divorced. I have no children, family I barely speak to, few friends, so my critters are my whole world. When the day comes I can no longer responsibly take care of them, what am I clinging to?

But... these are concerns that are decades away and may never come at all God willing. 

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18 minutes ago, Guard Dog said:

I do. One of the reasons I'm waiting until I'm pension eligible. I get to buy health insurance at a reduced rate on the state plan. Plus Medicare eventually. And like you I have made arrangements for any pups in my care at the time with Old Friends sanctuary here in TN. Also like you I'm leaving a portion of whatever I leave behind to St. Jude, some to Old Friends, some to Alabama Angels, DAV,  and some to my niece and nephew. 

But if it ever comes to long term managed care, like dementia or Alzheimer's or some other serious illness from which I likely will not recover... I can't do it. I won't do it. I would not eat a bullet. I have a religious objection to suicide. But I would refuse care and let nature take it's course. Wander off into the woods like an old and infirm coyote or something. I'm twice divorced. I have no children, family I barely speak to, few friends, so my critters are my whole world. When the day comes I can no longer responsibly take care of them, what am I clinging to?

But... these are concerns that are decades away and may never come at all God willing. 

The entire subject  of Alzheimer's and dementia is a very emotional one and the question  "what would you do if you suffering from one of these ailments is indeed complex "

After seeing my Dads mental deterioration I am experiencing  first hand what this means and its not great. You have to ask yourself a question " what are we if we cannot remember who we are and cannot recognize loved ones ". My Dad isnt at that point at all but its gong there. Last week  on our family WhatsApp group  I recommend the brilliant Queens Gambit on Netflix, my dad asked " what is Netflix son ? " 

Last year he would have known what Netflix was as he use to watch it all the time 

If it was me going through that I would  make the difficult but definite decision to end my life before I forget everything that mattered to me but  I would let my family and friends know. That would be a terrible discussion to have but I believe and hope my family would support me 

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"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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I agree Bruce. It’s a decision only the affected party can make. if your life is yours isn’t your death also? There was a great line in Skyrim: to cling to a thing beyond its usefulness is unseemly. How much more so when that thing is you.

However I would never do such a thing or suggest anyone do so if the act will cause more harm to children or family, that kind of thing. 

well this is about a depressing subject isn’t it? I say we move the conversation along.

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Not much to do today. Just waiting for college football games to start. I was watching YouTube videos. I’ve never played Mass Effect in any version. It never seem like my thing. But I was watching some of the romance cut scenes and all I could think his man this game came pretty close to softcore porn LOL

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10 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

Not much to do today. Just waiting for college football games to start. I was watching YouTube videos. I’ve never played Mass Effect in any version. It never seem like my thing. But I was watching some of the romance cut scenes and all I could think his man this game came pretty close to softcore porn LOL

The Romance arcs in games like Mass Effect are not even  remotely like any kind of soft or hardcore porn....well definitely not anything I have ever seen . They mild and optional and arent a big part of the party  interaction if you chose to ignore them

I always try to dispute that view of Romance in Bioware  games because there are small groups of people out there who use that argument to push there own real bias and agenda in their eternal crusade to tell other people " who they date and what is morally acceptable " in the private lives of citizens

I know this is not at all your intention  as you merely making an observation but you dont want to become unintentionally part of that group. Especially with your real views as a Libertarian around raising concerns around any  government  overreach and unnecessary interference in the normal decisions citizens make around how they live there lives 8)

 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

 

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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