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Offline noisyturtle

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Stim check
« on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 04:09:51 »
Just got a notification at 2am it was posted. Didn't think it was real until now.
So that about covers half a month of expenses for me.

Have you gotten yours yet?

Do non US peeps have something similar in place?
« Last Edit: Wed, 15 April 2020, 04:11:45 by noisyturtle »

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 07:45:38 »
Got mine on Monday, so far this will cover a month but fortunately I am still working as my job is still somehow "essential".  I know we're setting aside some of that money to go towards the house we want to get in the near future.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 07:48:22 »
So, everyone's getting 2080 Ti 's ?

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 07:57:29 »
So, everyone's getting 2080 Ti 's ?
Happy with my current card. :D

Not getting any money.
Also they're slowly opening up the country again as far as I can tell on the ramblings of people around me so that's going to be great.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 08:07:40 »
No country should really open-up.  At least 6 months to 1 year. Very possibly 2.

The OTHER option that's possible is Cover-Up.  So similar to the States/Countries that are not testing, and reporting straight up false numbers.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 08:11:23 »
No country should really open-up.  At least 6 months to 1 year. Very possibly 2.

The OTHER option that's possible is Cover-Up.  So similar to the States/Countries that are not testing, and reporting straight up false numbers.

They've started sending kids to school again here (the smaller kids). Apparently the 'numbers look good' **** if I know what that actually means.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 08:17:00 »
Got mine last fri. & threw it in savings. I'm still working & while I'd be lying if I said I didn't contemplate spoiling myself some with it, saving it for now & looking for someway to make the money work for me seemed the smartest move. I impulse buy stuff enough as it stands without getting handed free money & thankfully for once in my life I've been able to hold off on doing so!


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Re: Stim check
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 16:20:21 »
Meanwhile Bezos profited 24 billion during a pandemic with his monopoly preying on suffering consumers and sellers who are desperate. Acts like he's providing this huge benefit when in reality most people have no other choice.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 16:56:21 »
haven't gotten mine yet, but going to put the money towards my car.
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Re: Stim check
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 12:18:57 »

If it were, ~$800 .... weoiahgagh2489gq2349p8ghp9q3hg9p8q3ghq4h

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 14:51:20 »
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If it were, ~$800 .... weoiahgagh2489gq2349p8ghp9q3hg9p8q3ghq4h

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 15:22:11 »
In the UK if you think you or someone you live with has Covid you get paid un-live-on-able sick pay from day 1 rather than day 4 while you isolate.

If you can't work the government will cover up to 80% of your pay while you stay home with no expenses which sounds great to me.

If you can work you get nothing, even if you have to go out and risk getting ill on a daily basis.  Unless a policeperson is bored, then you get hassle for being out...
                               
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Re: Stim check
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 18:01:41 »
In the UK if you think you or someone you live with has Covid you get paid un-live-on-able sick pay from day 1 rather than day 4 while you isolate.

If you can't work the government will cover up to 80% of your pay while you stay home with no expenses which sounds great to me.

If you can work you get nothing, even if you have to go out and risk getting ill on a daily basis.  Unless a policeperson is bored, then you get hassle for being out...

My guess is, the people in charge of the system are pocketing a large percentage of the alleged expenses used to take care of the non-workers.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 18:03:00 »
I got mine like the second day they were sending them. Put it in savings to offset the paycut I had to take.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 18:37:13 »
Put some of it into stocks, it's what Uncle America would have wanted.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 20 April 2020, 19:32:43 »
Put some of it into stocks, it's what Uncle America would have wanted.

If it wasn't obvious that the game-is-rigged,  it is now. /BigV

TSLA though, gud' stuff,  not that most people can afford it. buh, solid.


EVEN @ $900, I think I could justify 2080ti, buh $1200-1400, that's2much Ngreedia.

< I can understand WHY it needs to be priced that high. >   It's Apple's fault.


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Re: Stim check
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 22 April 2020, 07:54:59 »
I am in Canada so no

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 22 April 2020, 22:32:13 »
Got it. Just stuck it in the bank. Don't really need it now, but who the heck knows what will come  :thumb:

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 22 April 2020, 22:46:56 »
Got it. Just stuck it in the bank. Don't really need it now, but who the heck knows what will come  :thumb:

2080Ti is calling. ring ring.. FPS awaits.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 28 April 2020, 20:19:56 »
Tp4 stimmulatz economy, boughtz  cheapo amazon keyboard.

now Tp4 no haz enuff 4 2080Ti,  the dream is dead.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 28 April 2020, 22:00:18 »
Tp4 stimmulatz economy, boughtz  cheapo amazon keyboard.

now Tp4 no haz enuff 4 2080Ti,  the dream is dead.


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Re: Stim check
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 03:42:05 »
Tp4 stimmulatz economy, boughtz  cheapo amazon keyboard.

now Tp4 no haz enuff 4 2080Ti,  the dream is dead.

RIP TP.


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Re: Stim check
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 07:23:16 »
RIP TP.

Pretttty much notn' else 2 buy. already got most gadgets.
I'm in the same boat. No gadgets I want. The ones I want I already have.
Although I'm not getting a stim check, so.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 18:25:19 »
In the UK if you think you or someone you live with has Covid you get paid un-live-on-able sick pay from day 1 rather than day 4 while you isolate.

If you can't work the government will cover up to 80% of your pay while you stay home with no expenses which sounds great to me.

If you can work you get nothing, even if you have to go out and risk getting ill on a daily basis.  Unless a policeperson is bored, then you get hassle for being out...

My guess is, the people in charge of the system are pocketing a large percentage of the alleged expenses used to take care of the non-workers.


I meant expenses the other way - yes you only get 80% pay but you don't need to buy petrol, parking, coffee or lunch out so that makes up for some of it.

Not sure how the rich people are getting anything out of the system though banks are happily advertising how nice they're being to businesses by putting money aside to loan them with no mention of said loans being interest free or even reduced rate, so basically business as usual.
                               
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Re: Stim check
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 16:59:02 »
Canceled keeb,  changed to slightly more xpensive keeb based on repair videos, still cheapo though. gud ones are out of reach.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 20:26:12 »
Hoping to spend mine an a 3080TI. Hopefully Soon.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 05 May 2020, 08:47:59 »
I am awaiting to buy a new GPU since Ampere looks promising, my 1080ti is doing just fine and if it struggles I just turn the clocks up.  But I am now awaiting my other-half's stimulus to come in so we can set it in savings towards the new house.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 05 May 2020, 15:53:49 »
Left mine in the bank, cuz unemployed...

But just realized that, with unemployment + COVID19 unemployment stimulus (extra $600 weekly), I'm actually making more money now per week than when I was working.

Also, read somewhere that they might send out a second round of stimulus checks, so if that gets pushed through that'd be nice.
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Re: Stim check
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 15:09:23 »
Yeah I did the numbers before I got my promotion and I would make more on unemployment, but with my promotion it would be around the same if not a bit less right now till I build that up (just got promoted a few weeks ago - but I never stopped working when this started impacting things here in Atlanta area - our governor needs a special helmet too)

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 19:48:24 »
Seriouzzz.. Tp4's keyboard still hasn't shipped yet..


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Re: Stim check
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 22:54:03 »
Got mine the other day.
Being somewhat careful with it, bought some tools I've been putting off, used Mitotoyu calipers and a new multimeter (Aneng AN8008).

Debating a new keyboard, I have Box Jades enjoying a long cruise on the Pacific.
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Re: Stim check
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 23:20:50 »
Got mine the other day.
Being somewhat careful with it, bought some tools I've been putting off, used Mitotoyu calipers and a new multimeter (Aneng AN8008).

Debating a new keyboard, I have Box Jades anjoying a long cruise on the Pacific.

Don't go on a  cruise, you'll be stuck @ sea on a zombie boat, and u know how men are in these situations, they turn into marauders.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 23:39:47 »
Mine finally came; I spent a huge chunk of it on keyboards and I'm mad about it, but here I am. Thank god someone on Deskthority renegged on a deal and now I don't owe him for that Omnikey so there's a hundred back in the bank.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 08:51:10 »
Mine finally came; I spent a huge chunk of it on keyboards and I'm mad about it, but here I am. Thank god someone on Deskthority renegged on a deal and now I don't owe him for that Omnikey so there's a hundred back in the bank.

My keyboard says arriving on the 14th, but it hasn't even shipped yet.  I fear the system is borked.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:18:55 »
:)) am I the only one who actually spent it on rent?

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 16:54:35 »
:)) am I the only one who actually spent it on rent?

/ Responsibility, NT has it.

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 22:13:17 »
:)) am I the only one who actually spent it on rent?
Did you, or did you "use this" to pay rent then go spend your normal rent money on something "foolish".
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Re: Stim check
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 22:23:37 »
:)) am I the only one who actually spent it on rent?
Did you, or did you "use this" to pay rent then go spend your normal rent money on something "foolish".

LLnn asking the grown up questions.


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Re: Stim check
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 23:49:41 »
My Box jades had only been out to sea a week when Novelkeys got resupplied... 
Who didn't see that coming.


Ordered a blank GMMK TKL just as a switch tester, still looking for that elusive replacement for the Filco.


Edit, I was looking at KBDfans, not Novelkeys website.
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Re: Stim check
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 10:33:35 »
Just snagged some switch films from TX Keyboards, don't know what told me to check their site for them but I'm glad I did since they were actually in stock in the color I wanted, well one of them (red for my Laser switches).

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Re: Stim check
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 10:43:07 »
Just snagged some switch films from TX Keyboards, don't know what told me to check their site for them but I'm glad I did since they were actually in stock in the color I wanted, well one of them (red for my Laser switches).

Tp4 sitn' by the window, lookn' out for Usps truck.. suppose2 be today.



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Re: Stim check
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 12:52:48 »
I told said truck to re-route to my house, lol. .