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    Yeah, I know some of them. Got me a series by...

    Yeah, I know some of them. Got me a series by Gawain Jones on the GP.

    I don't do bullet and otherwise rapid I like least. I favor long games OTB and blitz online. Haven't actually been on...
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    Well, I don't really play chess when I am...

    Well, I don't really play chess when I am actually ill. I've played most blitz on playchess.com and there I did have runs of, like, 10 wins or losses so it could go up or down by about 150-200 point....
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    I ran a 2nd time, scored 23 with three strikes,...

    I ran a 2nd time, scored 23 with three strikes, had a bit of time left... to bad.

    At Chess.com my blitz (3m) is 1712, just below the highest of 1721.
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    Got 21 in my first run, was out at 3 strikes (but...

    Got 21 in my first run, was out at 3 strikes (but if I understand correctly also with just 1 sec left). You?
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    Heard about it, will try it someday. I am more...

    Heard about it, will try it someday. I am more into playing tournaments now and trying to study a bit.
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    Oh, was not intended as a stab at all but that...

    Oh, was not intended as a stab at all but that I'd need at least about 80 hours of dedicated time by someone like Jammrock to get a bit up to speed.

    Which reminds me. I was chatting IRL with a...
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    That would require you to quit your job :D

    That would require you to quit your job :D
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    I tried Hyper-V once, last winter/christmas. I...

    I tried Hyper-V once, last winter/christmas. I could not even get a server manager to work on it, LOL. A pity though cause I had plans...
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    Nope. In LHT countries, cars have RHD...

    Nope. In LHT countries, cars have RHD configurations (Left Hand Trafic, Right Hand Driver).

    LOL, confused, yes VJ, you are correct.
  10. Thread: handguns

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    Here is a short description for 15 countries:...

    Here is a short description for 15 countries: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/02/world/international-gun-laws.html
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    These differences may seem stark but I wonder...

    These differences may seem stark but I wonder whether it may in part be caused by differences in funding out of the general budget. It may be that in one country all energy is paid through the...
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    It's not that easy to say how much I pay for...

    It's not that easy to say how much I pay for electricity. There is a fixed charge of about EUR 8/month for distribution. I also receive about 380/year as compensation for taxation of energy. But the...
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    In the Netherlands we have had quite a few fiscal...

    In the Netherlands we have had quite a few fiscal subsidy measures to favor low to zero emission vehicles. Each measure turned out bad. We had one on low emission cars which caused a lot of sales of...
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    Congrats! So what are the plans?

    Congrats! So what are the plans?
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    rofl

    rofl
  16. Price and marketing come to mind too. I think the...

    Price and marketing come to mind too. I think the Parhelia also got a bad wrap with gamers due to the implementation of FAA.
  17. Yes, we made fun of it. The only use it ever had.

    Yes, we made fun of it. The only use it ever had.
  18. The G550, if just because of Head Casting. AFAIK,...

    The G550, if just because of Head Casting. AFAIK, the very first (and last) card to offer that.
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    That's a nice machine. I just put a 1TB Samsung...

    That's a nice machine. I just put a 1TB Samsung 970 PRO M.2 SSD in my new lappy (that no one builds the way I would want them to build it godarnit, another story). and I have to say: It is a monster.
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    Indeed. Working on upgrading from WHS2011 to...

    Indeed. Working on upgrading from WHS2011 to WSE2016. I'm looking forward to have it running without issue.
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    Wow. We have had two cases. It takes ages and...

    Wow. We have had two cases. It takes ages and quite a bit of money. Sure, if the court rules in your favor then you are entitled to claim expenses as well but those are prescribed and way lower than...
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    I guess the easy way to find out is to monitor...

    I guess the easy way to find out is to monitor your electricity meter in with three scenarios where the setting is always at max:
    1. One pot
    2. The other pot
    3. No pot.
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    Well, the edit actually is more or less the same...

    Well, the edit actually is more or less the same as your #2, it can take less power.

    But come to think of it, it could be that one pot itself losses more heat to the environment than the other....
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    It seems to me that due to the law of the...

    It seems to me that due to the law of the preservation of energy, the amount of energy used to boil water is independent of the time it takes to get the water boiling provided that there is no loss...
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    Although I suspect this has to do with...

    Although I suspect this has to do with transformation efficiency in terms of time. I assume the difference in energy used is very small (basically, the energy lost to the environment in the...
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