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Everything posted by Kevin125

  1. Not sure why you’d need a 5000 series cpu. Want....sure. Need? If you’re gaming, a 3800x or 3900x is more than fine. I’d focus on a gpu and better display. Maybe you render stuff with Maya? I’d use Zync’s hosted rendering and get a 24 hour job done in 24 minutes. You get 300 host-hours free on sign up and the only limit is the job can only be spread across 50 virtual machines. If you just want the latest stuff and have money to burn..that’s cool too. I just built a new system today. Bought some of what I needed at Microcenter in Conshohocken, PA. 3800xt cpu EVGA 2080Ti (Newegg) 32 Gig ram 1 TB M.2 ssd Asus x570 motherboard HP Omen 27” 165 Hz 4K display. (Bestbuy) This display is incredible. Noticeable difference side by side with a 144 Hz Dell Gsync. Already had a new case and PS. The total cost of what I got at Microcenter was actually a little less than NewEgg.Prices But if you want the 3000 series Nvidia gpus or the new AMD cpus, you’re going to wait and also pay a premium. If you wanted a super high end gpu, I’d SLI a pair of 2070 Supers. But even that, imho..isn’t worth it.
  2. Yes. That storm was epic.. literally. Moved a train bridge over water and into the outskirts of town as I recall.
  3. Prophetic.... Show him the blower....
  4. That sucks. The guy is the image of strength and courage.
  5. We’ve had a well for 20 years. Was drilled/installed when we purchased the newly built house. Our well is 180’ deep. I’m told a replacement well pumps runs about $5k. I forget the size. Maybe 1-1/2 HP. Runs on 240v so requires a backup gen with that output voltage and at least a small manual transfer switch. See Reliance Electric for info on those. 7500w (9000VA) gens will usually a 30a 240v output. Cheap ones can be had for $750 plus. Something not made in China are more. Have been through 3 pressure tanks. $1700 to have replaced. Did the last one myself. $350. But draining the trashed tank was a pain. If your pressure surges at the faucet frequently, you pressure tank probably lost its bladder and you need to replace it or risk burning our your well pump. I am told the well should be sanitized annually using bleach. A 24 hr long process with no access to water until flushed. The rust/manganese removing tanks have a 15 to 20 year life. Twin tank replacement is about $4500. If you just need a valve rebuild..if its leaking...thats about $450. You can’t let it leak. It could enter a backwash cycle that won’t end. Thats a problem that will require your water to be shut off until fixed Then theres the softener. In Central NJ..rust is an issue. So you also need rust remover salt. About $60/ month if you have lawn irrigation on treated water...and you should if you don’t want orange everything outside. No rust... same softener. Different salt. A buck less a bag. There’s more...... Sulphur smell in hot water. Water heater anode rods will break down and generate a rotten egg smell in hot water for some well systems. Doesn’t matter if its an aluminum or Magnesium anode rod. Also...Removing the rod is a very BAD idea. Unless you want your heater to rot out prematurely and flood your house. But replacing it with an electric anode for about $200+ per water heater will fix it. Voids your water heater warranty but its got to be done. Bleach Injection systems and filter systems will not fix the sulphur smell long term. Bleaching may last a day or so. Water pressure. If you need good pressure for lawn irrigation Or heavy use, you need to plan in advance. Not always easy to fix with just a different pressure tank. The well pump has to be able to keep up without cycling too often. So for $60 to $80 per month for city water.....that you filter easily btw.... I think thats a better deal than a well.
  6. A400. I have one. Have shot Trap with it. Hard to come up with a negative comment on it. Get a shell retainer. I used the T&S from this article. Been a while since I purchased it but this looks like what I have. https://shotgunsportsmagazine.com/shop/category/shell-catchers
  7. Not sure about a model car but a friend of mind told me he often finds good deals in 55+ communities. Low mileage cars that are usually well maintained. Sometimes selling for a cheap price.
  8. The increase in the cost of everything is beyond ridiculous. We love going to Disney, but the price increases over the last few years has dimmed that enthusiam.
  9. Using the Freehold Raceway Mall as a barometer.... two anchor stores are gone. One more on the way out. About 20 percent of the smaller retail stores there are permanently closed. Area food establishments probably have fewer staff. Some have probably closed. I know a small number of people who have more corporate style jobs that lost those jobs when governors shut down businesses. They were not called back to work. Have we seen to numbers for lost government jobs? I think that number is about..... Zero.
  10. Looked at historical data. In 2018 we saw between 6500 and 12k new claim for weeks in this time frame. Continuing claims between 70k and 100k. Going back to 2010, the numbers were pretty much the same as 2018. For comparison. I think a lot of small retail businesses that were hanging in are running out of resources and the will to keep people employed. Other businesses may be shedding payroll in anticipation of continued slowness in NJ. But the numbers are still higher than other years. Not sure what all that means, but it looks like there are still issues in NJ. Site I used. https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims.asp
  11. Not if you slow cook it in brown gravy. I suggest sliced carrots as well.
  12. I didn’t think any stadium sports had spectators yet. The fake crowd noise must be annoying. But I won’t be watching any of those sports. They’ve fallen into the leftist pit. Who wants politics injected into a leisure activity. Especially when the message they send is ..you’re a racist. ??? It was an abysmal business decision.
  13. One goes down the sidewalk...then his buddy starts shooting down that same sidewalk. With Gangsta friends like that, who needs Gangsta enemies? Then he runs into the pole. Future Delta operators right there....
  14. 3.1 mag earthquake near East Freehold, NJ. From USGS.gov web site. Lasted about 7 or 8 seconds. Pretty damn loud actually. wild stuff. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?extent=36.55378,-77.12402&extent=44.11125,-71.74072 depth of 3 miles.
  15. Anyone feel or hear that rumble at about 2am? We’re in Manalapan. Wife saw a FB post from someone in Keansburg... my son is in Philly and heard/felt it. Seemed like a sonic boom but maybe an earthquake.... Felt like someone tied a chain around my house and tried to drag it.
  16. Unless they use a keylogger, no. What’s on your device is a session token. So they wouldn’t have your credentials. But they could scrape all the data you look at. Banking on a device you don’t own is a bad idea. No one owns their iPhone or Android phone anymore. We only think we do. And there’s no legitimate reason they need your banking credentials. Plus, you should use multi factor on you bank account so credentials alone are useless. And... if you want to improve your score... pay down even part of credit card balances if you have any. Even a couple grand will help. Probably more than the Boost BS... which btw way...is ignored by mortgage lenders.
  17. A State property tax is next. 0.5% of the assessed value due to Murphy’s slush fund on top of your Local property tax bill.
  18. I’m not certain about the submission date. It could have been the day I got the email. I think an email for the reference stuff probably helps speed things up under normal circumstances. Its a lot easier to get it done and back to whoever reviews it than snail mail and paper.
  19. More importantly, why isn’t Dad on the right side? Fair’s fair.....
  20. I have a friend still waiting. Initial application on June 19th I believe. I got the ref email on the 23rd and did it immediately. So a little past 2 months in a town I only had to wait longer than 30 days once. Even though the workload must be higher now due to the volume of apps, you’d think eliminating physical handling of at least some of the material would speed up the process. I wish they would realize this is not an efficient use of resources and tax dollars. They get all their restrictions with a simple NICS check. I haven’t used the new system yet for pistol permits but I suppose I will soon. The other thing I’ve noticed from what my friend relays is there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to get status. He had said local PD told him all they can do it wait. That seems like a shift backwards. Bummer.
  21. I actually didn’t realize they produce a lot of stuff we buy from other brands. Ended up with a pile of Goya products in my cart on Monday. So, going forward, I’ll start there, then get the other stuff I need. There was another person at the White House that day that gave an epic speech. Told of how he came here as a young kid and built a business and that his story could only happen in America. Will post if I can find it.
  22. I’ve not seen a residential transfer switch that manages loads. I suspect they may exist but they might be expensive. A couple of other options you have are.... - a large propane tank. Not ideal in every situation, but an option. - a manual transfer switch that has 10 breakers. Reliance Controls make a few you can install yourself or have installed if you prefer. For these you pick the loads you want to run off the generator. They have 30A and 50A models. You can gang Up to two breakers for two double pole loads. Like for a well pump. Even on the 30A model, one of the two pole loads can be 30A. All other breaker can be 15A or 20A. These xfer switches are usually intended to run off of portable gens with a 30A or 50A out line. Outdoor connection boxes are used to make the connection. Reliance has good videos that explain install and operation. So not as easy to use when needed when compared with a whole house gen and automatic transfer switch, but it will keep the important stuff running. Motor Snorkel makes Tri-Fuel conversion kits for a lot of generators models. Good luck.
  23. A lot. Reveals the truth of their motives.
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