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Thread Why did HyperScape completely fail?
I think it actually was very fresh in it's settings, mechanics, speed, verticality, etc. It did bring a lot of stuff into the table but nothing was superb enough to make it stand out. Like Apex Legends had a lot of good stuff and the Trios + Respawning was fresh, AND also very well executed. I actually chuckle everytime I think that team play AND respawning was something fresh for a multiplayer game in 2019. But it really was the execution that gave Apex the saying power HyperScape didn't achieve.
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Thread In Colombia, At Least 19 Are Killed Over Protests
That was on me. Given the nature of possible sensitive information made public and the risk for abuse/doxxing, I felt that it was initially best to remove the number in accordance with ERA’s rules in an attempt to protect whom ever the number may belong to. At the moment, I wasn't able to verify where the number was coming from and the post didn't give enough information about it, so it was a quick decision. Given that the number is not a personal number but a public, government number we have reverted the post to it’s original state. I apologize for the confusion, and thank you for clarifying what it was.
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Thread I want to upgrade my GPU, do we have any idea when the shortage will end ?
It's pretty hard to say. There are some signs that Ethereum will stop being viable and that mean some GPUs will start going into the market by the end of the year. But that's a big IF. Crypto keeping up, would mean that the GPU shortage could stay well into 2022 and 2023, until demand has been better satisfied and new and bigger manufacturing facilities are built. I also have a 1080Ti and want to upgrade, but at least there are far worse cards to be waiting in lol The 1080Ti still performs very well and it's not that much less performing that a 3060Ti even. Only lacks newer technology.
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Thread In Colombia, At Least 19 Are Killed Over Protests
Yeah, the idea of being a "shady force" always is thrown trying to justify the horrors. Here in Chile it was the same thing, President Piñera even said we were "at war with a powerful enemy". Later last year we got to know he actually believed we were at war with a Venezuelan guerrilla thanks to a stupid Army Report that used a photoshoped Instagram post from a Venezuelan youtuber as proof that Maduro's agents were behind the protests. It was all bullshit obviously. A picture of them when they went to Cucuta to teach Venezuela a lesson on Human Rights... the ironySince so many international media are ignoring, sharing the news is a good start I think. Maybe look if there is any call to pacific protests in the front of an embassy where you live. But really, these type of governments get proud on their international figures that sharing the hell out of this does help in the long run
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Thread In Colombia, At Least 19 Are Killed Over Protests
At least the tax reform was withdrawn, but, as it sometimes happen, problem goes much deeper and people will keep protesting. The world really needs to keep vigilant over this. There are already multiple allegations of human rights abuse, ocular injuries, among other terrible stories.
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Thread In Colombia, At Least 19 Are Killed Over Protests
Absolutely disgusting, been following this over the past days and it's all so fucking awful. Governments that have sell their public image to the world as being the good democratic governments of latin america only to start shooting at their own people as soon as they fight back their policies. Stay strong, Colombia
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Thread Leaked doc shows Buyout Prices for the devs who participated in the Free EGS games program, copies redeemed and more for the first 9 months
Maybe it was included as part of a bigger deal
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Thread El Salvador: In first night with control of Congress, Nayib Bukele removes all opposing judges and Attorney General.
I really don't know if I can take Freedomhouse too seriously, or at least not take it with massive grain of salt I just checked how my country ranks, and whew, I didn't know I lived in such a democratic paradise It actually pains me that we still have that international image after these years. I guess having the military spy on journalists who report on their corruption, constantly giving opinion in civil matters and "just expressing how they feel" in regards to freedom of speech, with the government and courts approval, just happens in our collective imagination. Or how a government who has commited massive violations of human rights is okay because all Freedomhouse is telling is how pretty our elections are! I mean it's good we have an elected government with less than 10% popular support but lobbies it's way out of impeachments despite admitting to omissions in guarding human rights of protestors or constantly failing to help the people during the pandemic. Or, I don't know, how the state of emergency has been used to supress protests while the two major ruling political conglomerates sings the democracy song, increasing the "can the opposition gain power through elections?" ranks when in reality the democratic rules are just a way of keeping the status quo. In other words, ymmv, and situations can be much worse than what an index tells.
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Thread El Salvador: In first night with control of Congress, Nayib Bukele removes all opposing judges and Attorney General.
Some times it's more complicated than that, and it's not just specific power hungry people and more like an entire group or groups trying to keep the status q|uo supporting each other. Populists get the more eyes, but places like Colombia right now are under heavy civil suppresion, it's terrible
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Thread Saint Seiya is a really good anime/show that works against toxic masculinity
Yeah, the Hades' Sanctuary chapter opening still fucks me up because of knowing WHY it's so freaking sad. Friends and I, a couple of years ago, talked about how much in general growing up percieved Shun as gay when in reality dude was just the kindest of friends. I'm glad that in my teenage years I spent my time with friends that weren't afraid of huging or showing love for each other, and now that I think about it, nearly all of our group was very into Saint Seiya as a whole. Oh, btw I didn't expect reading people dunking on La Cancion de Los Heroes, it's corny but it has it's charm. Aslo don't sleep on The Lost Canvas. It's really good. I hope one day we get the rest animated
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Thread Why did the Guitar Hero games and Rockband games die? And can they come back?
A mix of oversaturation of market and also the economic issues after 2008 made buying expensive plastic toys non-viable. This combination killed this take on the music/rythm genre. At least Rock Band 4 is still alive. If you still have or can find the plastic toys, that is. I play RB4 every once in a while, but Guitar Hero and Rock Band for PS3 at least once a week with the Drums
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
I think that the first sector in Iwo Jima is much easier than it looks, as it is the last one. The fourth sector though, it's brutal for the attackers, and I don't think that's a bad thing. there is a minor thing that's annoying in the menus, when you go to "my company" and select, for example, the japanese medic, it shows the UK Assault. Same with the vehicles, you select the sherman, it shows the first UK tank. It's annoying. The other suggestion I have, is adding a way to cycle factions once you are in the class. For example, I'm tweaking the support class, as japanese, and then I want to go to the UK, then I have to go back to the menu, and then to the class again. It's minor, but it's not very user-friendly
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
BFV has great maps and some that are just ok. Panzerstorm Rotterdam Hamada Al Sundan Iwo Jima Pacific Storm Operation Underground Devastation I think those are great to good. The rest are ok to meh. I don't get the love for Arras, it's just a merry-go-round. Marita is the worst of the bunch, but it's not that bad, I think it does it's job but I don't miss playing it. Also realizaed I'm about to get to 400 hours in this game. Sometimes it feels like it's the only thing I play lol How feasible is to introduce an audio option to have language as "same as team" ? I would love to have German announcer playing as them, Japanese playing as them, American english as them, etc. without having to switch them
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 8: Don't blow a Fuse!
Lmao Reading all the bad experiences with randos here makes me double appreciate that I can play with two friends and have great matches on a regular basis.I rather have a Titan Ult-character being underwhelming rather than overpowered. I also do trust Respawn in thinking that it at least won't break the game and give an unfair advantage to the new character. Every legend has its niche. But some niches are nicher than others
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Core count is not all that matters, but the efficiency of these do. Console 8c/16t are from a very good architecture with lots of room to be taken advantage from, unlike the Jaguar cores. That's why our old chips are still good for gaming, because games have been made for much less quality CPUs as a base. We really don't know how long it's gonna be until devs take advantage of the higher core counts of the Zen 2 architecture, but they will eventually, this is a no brainer. At the $300 mark you are making a decision on wether you lose PCIe 4.0 future support, or a higher core/thread count. At which point, I'd insist, if you already have a 3090, why not jumping to a 5900x and forget about this whole discussion? You get both higher cores/threads, AND PCIe 4.0 support. Costs more, but you are getting more too. 5600x and 5900x perform very similar today, but that's the key part. Today. If we were talking about a 3070, 6800, a future 3060Ti, etc I really wouldn't even be arguing this, but if you are buying such top of the line hardware, there really isn't much point in buying a CPU that need an upgrade sooner than the other. Just get another top of the line hardware and forget about it. Your 4c/8t 7700k is still very good, my 4770 is still ok. How are the i5 7600k or the 4650k for CPU intensive games in comparison today?The point we are arguing may not really matter to you. If you buy the 5600x you're still gonna get amazing performance.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Probably more than one disagrees with my line of thinking, but if you really are aiming for the long haul, you are better off buying higher tiered hardware, when they're good enough. The only buts for me here is budget. If budget is smaller, yeah, you really don't need the R9 or I9, but if you can pay for them, you're not really wrong in doing it. The alternative would be buying a really good motherboard and a 5600x and if there is the need, selling the 5600x and getting the 5900x or the 5950x, same goes for Intel. You're gonna end up spending almost the same in the long run, but if people like me are wrong and it ends up not really being a thing that higher cores will be better, well, you win.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Difference between 5600x and 5900x is really not much, so whatever is fine. However, considering he's using a 2015 CPU I imagine he rather have a CPU with better longevity, so I think the 5900x is a better investment. He has a 3090 too. Why would you pair top of the line GPU with upper mid range CPU?. Unless money is a problem, 5900x is a better match, but having a 3090, aiming at 4K 120hz, I'm inclined to believe it's not.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
You're not wrong, friend. The difference is minimal, but the 5600x is a 6 core chip, which may come into play in the next 5 years. At close to $300 I'd go for the i9 9900k (which is on sale for $319) which gives you basically the same performance at 4K with a 3090 like the 5600x with a higher core count. If you're only gaming, I think that's a better choice price/performance.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
At 4K you're more GPU bound than CPU bound, and the differences between CPU's are less noticeable. That said, a 5900x should be able to squeeze a bit more out of your 3090. PCIe 4.0 is not a noticeable difference. Might come into play for nvme SSDs but it's not really relevant. The performance difference of the 5900x vs 10900k is still a nice one. Intel is going to play catch up with their next CPU
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Anyone has experience with these two Motherboards? Both seems to have good Tº according to a Hardware Unboxed review, with the B55M Bazooka having the advantage. ASRock Pro4 has more Sata, USB 3.2 ports and a Type C one though, while not being a bad board even if you push a 3950x
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Thank you. Yeah it seems that the ASRock is the quality/features sweet spot. I doubt I'd ever use it with a R9 anyway so I think I'm gonna just go for that one once we know about the R5 5600 :)As per The 5700XT would give you above 70fps ultra settings at 1080p. It's totally an improvement. I wouldn't say that new cards will be overkill for 1080p. Games are getting more demanding so the upcoming mid-range will probably be very good for 1080p rather than overkill. Unless you are reaaally eager to play AC Valhalla at max settings in 1080p, I'd wait for the new cards. You'll either get something better for the same price, or a price drop for the 5700XT
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I'm back at the drawing board. God I hate overthinking so much this stuff. Here's the thing. I'm decided to skip the 3700x. At almost the same price of the 5600x doesn't make much sense buying that for gaming, even with the slim chance of the cores being a factor in some time. That said, with import fees and stuff, the 5600x ends up being a bit over $100 in extra money than the 3600. I'm planning on using it with the eventual 3060/3060Ti, so I really don't know how much of a difference it's going to be if I just save that $100+ and go for the 3600. OR just play the waiting game until the 5600 is out (probably january). All three options are going to be a generational upgrade over what I have but argh decisions decisions. What would you do?
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Yeah, psu calc said the same but it's better to be safe than sorry (specially if in the future an upgrade has a higher TDP) Just bought it. Saw reviews, seems good enough, plus the B Tier. With the shortage and the exchange rate going up, I think It'll be better
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Currently have ECS H81H3-I, I7 4770 + 1060 6gb Zotac Mini with a 450w EVGA Bronze BT unit (a Sata SSD and Sata 7200rpm HDD) Upgrading to: AsRock B550M Pro4, Ryzen 3600 (maaaaybe 3700x, but not very likely) + keeping the 1060 6gb until the 3060/Ti launches, keeping the HDD but swapping the Sata SSD for a NVME
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I was wondering this so I'll just pop the question here Knowing that the 3600 edges it in gaming, would it be a good choice going to a Ryzen 7 2700x + X570 MB instead of 3600 + B550 if I can find the 2700x cheaper than the 3600 in local market?
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Just as a heads up, if you are considering a 2070S you may want to wait just a bit to see both the 3060 line and whatever AMD puts out before buying. There is a chance that they will be better than the 2070S for less money.Yes it doesFront mesh panel and a transparent panel for crystal aesthetics We really don't know yet. We'll have to wait for reviews, but if you aim for keeping it for the next 5 years, the 5800x is probably a safer bet. That said, since you'd get a X570 MB, you can always upgrade if you really really need it. At this point, there is not much point. We'll probably see improvements down the line. The Motherboard however I don't think it's overkill. Allows you to upgrade the CPU if you go for the 3700x, while keeping the PCIe 4.0 just in case. I suggest you look at this video to have more info. There might be improvements in 12 months but we don't really know yet If your PCIe drive has enough capacity for Windows + games, I'd do both. Currently I have a small SSD for windows and a HDD for games so I'm probably not the best to answer :P Who doesnt? With this being said, futureproofing is a hard thing. You really don't know what is gonna happen. I'd say you'll be fine, since you'll go for the X570 motherboard, you would still be able to upgrade to a Ryzen 9 even if these CPUs fall short in 5 years, which I don't really think anyway.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Ok so after the suggestion by when on the hunt for a better NVME for around the same price for my region. Importing resulted in a huge increase in price, and in local market Tier A or B are just out of the question. However, found the Tier C ADATA SX8100 512gb actually cheaper than the WD Blue. So I think that'll be good enough for the price. So in the end it'd be like PCPartPicker Part List: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.81 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock B550M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg) Storage: ADATA XPG SX8100 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($115.45 @ Amazon) Only question that remains it's about the R5 Cooler. I'm so excited for this. Been planning this upgrade since so long ago, now I see that probably before December I'll be making a good jump from this now ancient 4770 T-TReally? I was not aware of this. So it should be better buying a new Motherboard around/after Nov. 5, right?
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
Ok so I'm finally deciding the upgrade path PCPartPicker Part List: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.81 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock B550M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon) I got two questions I'm gonna re-use PSU until I can actually buy one locally (I'm not sure if I should import one from Amazon), the 2TB HDD, case, fans, and the 1060 6gb until I can buy a 3060/Ti/Whatever AMD Mid-Range is.
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Awesome, I've read good things about it, I'll probably go for that one. Gold rated, good tier, high wattage and it doesn't cost an eyeIt's listed as "Low Priority - Minor Issues" in the LTT tier, so I guess it's not that uncommon of a problem. The Segotep is cheaper so I think it's better for me to go with that one
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I was wondering, how close to the wall is safe in terms of the exahust fan in the back? Mine is currently pretty far off but I'm considering a new desk and location where the PC would be closer to the wall (it has two fans at the top too anyway)
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Yeah it's mainly used for gaming and light procution or productivity tasks. I wonder if I should wait so I don't "need" another upgrade in two years or something. For GPU I know I should totally wait, even if I end up with a 2060/2060S anyway, but for CPU I am wondering this
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I was wondering if I should actually wait for the Ryzen 4000 series announcement before building the new PC, or if I should just buy a Ryzen 5 3600. The main idea is to not upgrade the CPU in a few more years, so I really don't know. I'm set on a B550M so there will be an upgrade path anyway, but do we know anything about the next series other than 2020 being the placeholder year?
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I'm planning to build my next computer once Ryzen 4000 and RTX 3060 is out, but I was thinking that I could start buying pieces so the investment is going "little by little" I'm aiming towards the "$800 AMD" build, though I need to consider shipping and fees (buying them from Amazon so I get them here in Chile). Will wait to see if I go for a 4600 (assuming that's the name of the next Ryzen 5), or the 3600/3700x Thinking about starting with a B550 and the DDR4 ram (my current PC is DDR3). I'll reuse the Case and fans, 2TB HDD, with the idea of buying a higher PSU and max 500gb nvme SSD (I'll then sell the current PC with a cheap case, the 450w psu and 128gb ssd + 500gb HDD I also have). Is it already known if the B550 boards will also need a BIOS update when the Ryzen 4000 series launch? I'm looking at buying this B550M board I'm also considering these DDR4-3200 Ram, are they good enough? Has anyone done this thing of buying pieces over several months until the build is complete?
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If wants to spend in a new motherboard, ram and cpu, then a Ryzen 3600 is a much better choice But it seems that he wants to use what he already has and upgrade using that base. The 4790k is the higher option he can choose. I don't know if the 4770k or the 4790 non-K is cheaper, they are also good options. They are more or less like the I3-9100 or 10100 though these should edge the older I7s in any case
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v3
I'm posting this here too too check if someone knows what could I do (or where I could find better answers I've been using a Dualshock 4 while playing on PC for a while now. It worked both wired and via bluetooth with no issues using DS4Windows, right up until a couple of days ago. For some reason, it stopped being detected by the bluetooth USB dongle. When wired, it is recognized by the PC, and works natively and via DS4Windows, no issues. But when trying to pair it via bluetooth, it just doesn't show up. No single bluetooth device is detected, At first, when the problem started and when wired, the DS4 was detected as an "audio device". Resetting the controller and reinstalling it solved it, but still no bluetooth. Took the DS4 to the PS4, and it works wirelessly there. Pair it with the phone, it works. Took the bluetooth dongle to another PC, and it works well detecting devices. So far, I've tried: - Uninstalling the devices, reinstalling them - Troubleshooting, it solved a "radius problem", but it didn't change anything - Updating drivers both manually and automatically to the latest drivers. - Updating windows - Running services.msc, locating bluetooth support service and restarting it, leaving it in automatic Googling the problem, these are the solutions that pop out. Others aren't really like my problem, but they also didn't work. As I said, both devices worked fine before, and works in other PC/PS4, so I really don't know what happened. HALP, Era, HALP
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Thread I’ve got a Guitar Hero itch to scratch, what are my options in 2021?
Your options are: - Get a PS3/Xbox360 with the instruments and older games - Get Rock Band 4 for PS4/Xbox One with the Instruments - Use Clone Hero on PC Pro Tip: If you have the instrument of the PS3/360 era, most of them are compatible within the same family of consoles for Rock Band 4. Be aware that for the Xbox One you need an adapter.
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Thread CatEra |OT| Share your pics, read our tips, ask any questions
Hi Cat ERA Have a few questions for you Making a long story short, a couple of weeks ago a Cat with her two baby kittens arrived at the warehouse of the company I work at. I've been feeding her and supplying water, as well as a little box with clothes to keep them warm at night, however it's obvious that they need a home. Finding them one has been incredible difficult, the ammount of abandoned pets here in Chile is sky high. I've managed to find a person that can take both baby kitties in for a few days to give them to a final adoptive family, but no one for the mom yet (chances are that by the end of the month she'll find one, but not sure yet), and of course we have to neuter her soon before she gets pregnant again. The thing is, kitties are eating and drinking water already, so they're ready to go I believe. They must be two months old. My question. If I take the two babies away now, how likely could be that mom cat runs away? I really don't want her to leave before I find her a home. Other question is, kitties still are very afraid of humans. I get close and they hiss me fiercely and hide. Mom, as lovely as she is, meows and purrs them when it happens to calm them down, but they are very afraid. I've made a bit of progress (can get close with my hand and they get close to sniff me but hiss right away), but not enough to take them so I can put them in a carrier. Any advice to get close to them? Thank you in advance. This whole situation has my heart broken. It's so hard to find them a loving home, so many stray cats and abandoned babies. Really wish I could take them all in.
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Thread CatEra |OT| Share your pics, read our tips, ask any questions
Yeah, they are eating. I left them kitty food because I knew sooner or later they were going to, good thing I did it in time. I'll take the kitties next week for their temporary home. It's just the mom now that it's my focus. Shelters are packed here. I thank you for taking the time to look for help, but believe me, there is a LOT of pets being abandoned or entire families left in boxes or bags. It's really terrible. I donate to shelters, and really can't blame them for telling me they can't take another cat with this situation. Again, thanks for your help. Do you have any tips to get closer to the babies? I can get a bit close, but they are still afraid of me getting too closeGood to know she's better. It's way too scary when they stop eating.
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Thread CatEra |OT| Share your pics, read our tips, ask any questions
Hey, thanks! - I haven't seen them taking milk from mom since a few days ago, but I imagine they may still do, it's just that I am not able to watch them enough to see how often they do. I go see them like every two hours or something like that. Up until a few days ago, I found them one or two times with mom taking milk, I haven't see that since tuesday or monday or so - I found a vet that can take and spay the mom and leave her for a day to recover before returning to her place. The thing is that I have no place to leave her and may be dangerous just leaving her at the warehouse (this place isn't fully closed, it's very open and only protected against human intruders, hence why the mom could sneak in and find a nest) - I have searched every group nearby, it's just that the situation is very critical. One place is the only one willing to help me with the kittens. And you are right, looks like it's better if I just take them from mom. All that's stopping me is the fear that mom won't stay put like she is doing now and will either return pregnant or not return at all.
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Thread CatEra |OT| Share your pics, read our tips, ask any questions
Made some progress with warehouse kittens. I am able to be around them, and play with them with a stick. I can get very close with my hands to one of them, they even sniffs me no problem, but touching them still spooks them. The most afraid one, the orange, is very afraid to come close to my hands, but kitty comes to play at least. Well at least they play when mom cat lets them, she's very playful and wants all my attention.
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Thread CatEra |OT| Share your pics, read our tips, ask any questions
Operation Treats was a complete success! Bought some Churus to lure the kittens closer, and the little things were so happy licking it. I was able to pet them and even take the most scared one. They still aren't all that trustful of me, but I'm working on it. Soon they'll be happy sociable cat and we'll find them a home. All that's still pending is a home for mom cat, lovely girl, I'll find her a loving home whatever it takes *avengers music plays*Do you have the water close to their food or litter box ?
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Thread CatEra |OT| Share your pics, read our tips, ask any questions
CatERA I need your help A couple of days ago (less than a week) I installed safety nets in my windows and a little "balcony". The thing is, at least one of my cats has already chewed off some of the net! The idea is that they can come out there to get fresh air while being safe enough that they won't fall off. I need to take quick action. What can I do to prevent my cat from chewing the net? I was thinking about a repel but I also want them to keep going to their balcony since that's what it is for, for them to get fresh air and sunlight in the morning. So what can be enough of a repel for when they chew, but not strong in the smell so they still get up there?
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A Stronger net would be cool but right now out of the option. Already blew off the money on the structure and net plus the people that came and installed them. It does support the weight (I tested it), the problem is that the cat chews chews chews chews, chews and pulls, then chews chews... this has been a 5 days work of the little rascal when no one is looking at him
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Not a very good picture, but I found them like this yesterday Left one is Leia, right one is Ben (or Benito). Leia is 9 months old, Benito is 5 months old, and has been with us since May. Leia didn't like being around Benito too much, but they slowly became friends. They still play rough sometimes and one of them gets angry, but overall are good friends. Ben is still a cat that likes everything for himself, but has learned to share a bed with her friend/sister. Seeing them like this makes me so happy. Specially after Leia lost her brother. Adopting Ben was a really good idea in the long term.
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My little cat Benito likes to cuddle on bed. Rascal comes for them when I have to get out of it for work and how can I refuse 5 minutes of purring? The good/bad thing is that after some minutes of petting he'll start biting and scratching, so that's the moment to get out of bed. Now Leia, she's a bit bigget and likes to sleep on top of me, however she can. It's winter here, so I don't mind any of it lol
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Hi Cat Era! First time poster in this thread, looking for advice with my cats. A little background. In January I adopted two kittens, Luke and Leia. Beautiful, lovely kittys, Leia grew up with no problems, but Luke lagged behind, being smaller in size despite being brothers of the same age. Leia always took care of him, but I learned that their mother rejected Luke. Anyway, we took care of both of them, and Luke little by little gained weight and grew a bit (always smaller than Leia though). Luke got really close to me, one of the most loveful cats I've been with. His sister is also like that, but with far more energy. Fast foward to last month, since quarantine was getting closer, we decided to sterelize them at the same time to avoid getting out again. Sadly, Luke didn't make it. Vet said he must have had a respiratory or heart condition that made him grew slower, but anesthesia gave him a stroke. I was really broken (I still am, sometimes I just think about him and can't avoid the sadness and cry about him), and I really don't know if that happened, but there is not much I can do. Leia was in good shape. Nothing happened to her, other than the usual post-operatory care she needed, she got all the love she needed. However, she did noticed her brother was missing. Meaowed her way around the whole house, sometimes I caught her looking at the floor, etc. She still was playful and lovely, but something obviously changed. So we discussed adopting a kitten so she is not alone in her cat world. We waited for her to recover, a couple of weeks, and adopted a kitten (well, I kinda smuggled him, since I didn't have a permit to go out, but it was first neccesity). This cat is named Ben, a really LOUD kitten, very playful, lovely and not shy at all. As soon as he arrived he just scouted the whole house. This was a week ago, exactly. Well, we introduced them both. He was at the cage, she came and smelled him, didn't like it too much. We let the little guy out, she looked in the distance and got a bit distant. However, when she gets into my room, she gets lovely again. So most things are okay. The kitten likes to play, and little by little they started to get closer, playing together, even sleeping together a couple of times. But here's the problem I need advice with. They are playing a lot together, he has a ton of energy and loves playing with us or with Leia. But Ben has a bit of a problem of learning the times and placed. So sometimes Leia wants to sleep, or just to cuddle a bit (she even accepts him in "her" places like her bed!), sometimes she has even started to clean him, etc. but then this little guy goes and bites her trying to play, jumps into her while she wants to sleep, etc. Sometimes Leia likes to sleep by my feet when I sleep, and Ben follows her and tries to play with her, but for Leia that's bedtime. And Ben then goes for me and bites and scratches my hands wanting to play. How can I teach him? He's just a bit over two months old, and Leia has really accepted him but sometimes he's too disruptive of the routine she has built, to the point where she's there cleaning herself, chilling out, then he wakes up and runs and jumps to her, bites her and stuff and she just says fuck it and goes elsewhere and look at me like saying "do something to this little brat". There have been moments where she replies her play, but bites his ear for example, and Ben screams, but instead of running of, he attacks and start getting angry. At that point, I stop them. It's clear that Leia doesn't want to hurt him, she really could but she's too lovely for that. Ben, however, wants the fight. Thanks for reading, will post picture of them later
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Thanks! Yeah, what pains me about Luke is that he was slowly growing. Perhaps he did had problems and wouldn't survive much time anyway, but that day he woke up as happy as any other day, gave me his little cat smile and purr me in the morning as I had to go to work. Leia's love and now watching he playing again with another kitten, chasing each other around, has helped a lot. I will try to find Valerian, the homemade toy seems a great option for him, specially at night for when we can't play. I have a fishing pole which is the one they play a lot with, I'll have it at hand for when he starts his biting frenzy Thanks!
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Ahhh so the wait for sudamerica begins again. It's been ten years since RATM came, with Suicidal Tendencies and Mars Volta, one of the best concerts I've ever been to. I'm pretty sure Tom Morello really wants to come down here
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Haven't done this in a while, but since my mental health is a little bit better today, might as well as give an update Chile August 12: + 1.540 new positives, 378.168 total, 422.089 with "probable" cases + 27 new deaths reported, total is in the 10.205 with PCR, 14.133 with diagnosed but no PCR +19.348 new test reported, total is 1.908.964 There are 4.902 hospitalized as of today, 973 connected to a ventilator. Situation has overall improved steadly, so we are reopening several places. Every expert says that it is still rushed to do this but well, you know how this thing goes. Some places want to bring kids to school again, others won't. The fact is that, in any case, people are kind of ignoring the covid. Streets are full, even in quarantine districts. Lots of fear of a "second" wave (as if the first one was ever controlled), but that won't stop people. Myself, I've returned to everyday office since three weeks ago. Every day we are three in this small space, and the company has everyone coming so whatever can happen. Up until this point, I just wanted to be in my house, but I see myself in this desk everyday and how the fuck am I not allowed to visit two friends a single day but can be with two coworkers everyday in a closed space? Fuck this shit.
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Chile Update, July 27th + 2.133 new positives in 24h - 347.923 total confirmed, 387.585 with "probable" cases + 75 new deaths reported in 24h - 9.187 total with PCR, 13.370 adding diagnosed with Covid19 but no PCR + 21.544 reported tests in 24h, 1.545.097 total Total hospitalized are 5.902, the lowest in 62 days, 1.555 in ICUs, 1.271 connected to a ventilator. 250 in critical condition. The past week continued being a positive trend. Overall positivity is today in 22,5%, while the daily today is 9.9%. Average death toll goes down a bit, but we still had days over 100 reported by records office. Another thousand deaths "diagnosed" were reported too, so the disparity between the Department of Health Statistics and the Government numbers grew. The capital begun reopnening in some sectors, facing heavy criticism by a lot of experts. Data on traceability is still not shared, however Government claim they are in the required 80%. Trust is not high, since they sometimes aren't even consistent with their official written reports. As the capital and other parts supposedly improves, In contrast, three new major cities now enter quarantine. On a personal opinion here: the fact that they don't share traceability data with scientists says that something's off. I know of people that got covid, and the whole family is treated as covid positive, however just one in the family get the test. So the official report only has one of the, let's say, five positives of the family. Still, positivity seems improved, but pressure to reopen from the private sector is huge.
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Hi! I'm back here again to post an update on the current situation in Chile and how it has evolved since I last posted (which was a week ago I think?) Update as of July 20th + 2.099 new postives -> 333.029 total, 371.323 with probable cases + 130 new deaths (READ COMMENTS BELOW) + 16.343 reported tests, 1.420.390 total * 12.8% daily positivity and 23.4% total positivity Comments:: As you can see positivity has indeed dropped, which has turned the talk into a "let's reopen" plan. They shared a reopening plan "step by step", one of the first steps in basically everyone going to work but just that, you'll live to work and can't do anything else. This plan has been openly critized becaue one main points that need to be accomplished is a 80% of traceability which in reality is UNKOWN. Government hasn't shared with scientists their data on traceability, so people don't even know. In any case, the plan still doesn't have a date.They will supposedly share this data tomorrow, so we'll see.: Government stopped doing their own fishy record, but they still don't recognize the "probable" cases, of those diagnosed with Covid by medics since they have every single sympthom but no PCR+, in the total. One thing that needs to be known and understood, is that the daily number is not actual deaths in 24h, but deaths registered by the public civil records office, so it is lagged (it was once said that this number wasn't trusted - when it showed higher toll than official numbers - but now it is, now that it shows lower numbers than the 24h would). It's still a mess. In any case, since the number is lagged, after a couple of days we DO get to know how daily numbers actually are as of July 16th: - Peak death toll in 24h was June 9th, with 271 deaths. - Between March 15th and June 9th there were 5.501 deaths - 63 deaths daily on average - Between June 10th and July 16th, there were 6.934 deaths - 187 deaths daily on average Even on official public records numbers, daily death toll is almost 100 a day. So it's terrible in relation to our population.: While the capital has improved (still having 273.293 of the total positive cases with around 8 million population), other regions are increasing. Valparaiso: 19.948 total cases Antofagasta: 13.304 total Bio Bio: 10.336 total Ohiggins: 10.851 total Maule: 8.241 total Those are the top 5 after Santiago. With alarming rates of increasing cases.
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Chile Update July 10th + 3.058 new positives, 309.274 total, 346.674 with probable cases + 99 new deaths, - 35.5 mortality per 100.000 inhabitants, 56,7 with probable cases + 17.727 reported tests, 1.255.359 total - 17.3% daily positivity, 24,6% total positivity General improvement, specially for the capital. The elefant in the room is being addressed by part of the scientific community: the 4.000 death toll difference
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Chile Update July 8th + 2.064 new positives, + 139 new deaths,- 34,4 mortality per 100.000 inhabitantes, 55.6 counting probable cases + 10.646 reported tests, 1.220.790 total - Today it was announced that 2 regions of the south will start to reopen. Movie Theatres, Restaurants, will be able to operate with a 25% capacity.
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Chile Update July 7th + 2.462 new positives, + 50 new deaths,33,8 mortality per 100.00 inhabitants, 54,9 counting probable deaths. + 12.065 reported tests, 1.210.326 total. Positivity is still better than a couple of weeks ago. Main criticism by scientific community now it's with how the traceability is being handled. Not many numbers to look at and just a few days ago (after four months) a plan was created. A good traceability strategy could bring down the numbers and help keeping them there. On related news: A couple of weeks ago, a bill was passed by congress to prohibit the denial of basic services (water, electricity, etc) due to debt during the pandemic. Today, government has announced that the President will veto the initiative since it's against the constitution for the State to get involved in private's decisions. President pledged a while ago to get into an agreement with private companies.
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I start to wonder if the E-cigs related pneumonia cases of last year might have something to do with Covid. It's going to be interesting for the "chinese virus" narrative and blaming on China and the WHO if this ends up being true.
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Chile Update July 6th + 3.025 new positives, and . + 76 new deaths+ 16.377 reported tests, 1.198.261 total tests. Despite improvements, Chile is now 6th in total cases in the world, 5th counting probable cases (only below India, Russia, Brazil and USA). 5th Per cápita, 3rd in the world counting probables. I hope we keep improving. If this is the case, we might be looking at the peak, at least for the capital (250.000+ cases just there with 7 million population), currently around 23% positivity here. Other regions, like the one right next to us with its positivity near 50%. , are facing different moments of the curve. In other related news, heavy critisism is being aimed at the government since the announcement from the President last night: a new bill to help the middle class during the economic crisis due to Covid-19. His plan? Give easy access to loans and credit line to an already heavily in debt class. Indeed.
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I have no idea really. It's just a thought about an hypothetical scenario where some pneumonia outbreaks may have actually been covid before covid
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Chile Update July 5th + 3.685 new positives, + 116 new deaths, We are still among the most affected countries in the world by the pandemic, but things seems to be stabilizing. We expect a lot of talks about reopening to start now. Government is hiring to start a "safe reopening campaign" for the State workers (state offices and such). Budget is 130.000.000 Chilean Pesos, or 432 minimum wages, to do a communication campaign on reopening state services. This would be the second time they are attempting this.
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Argentina death toll is the number I always look at. I know folks, like you, are getting crazy with the lockdown, but I look at that and it's such a neccesary evil. In Santiago around 60% of the workforce is still going to work almost every day.
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Sorry for not posting updates on the Chile situation during the past week, I needed a bit of a break. As a prelude, I'll tell you that it's been a weird one (as usual). First, let's go to the July 3rd numbers + 3.548 new positives, 288.089 total confirmed cases, 320.667 total adding probable cases + 131 new deaths, with three different death tolls. - 6.051 confirmed by government data and defunction papers - 6.631 confirmed by the office that's correcting the data - 9.477 adding the probable cases (reported to the WHO, cases with every symptom but with no PCR) * 1.757 connected to a ventilator, 420 in critical condition + 15.585 reported tests, 1.146.593 in total. * Daily positivity is at 22,8% today, total is 25,1% Government has been saying that we have a slight improvemnt during the past week. Another reason I took a break was to see how this evolved. You see, daily tests have dropped a lot, with days having only 10.000 (as low as May 16th numbers), so claiming that numbers were improving was a bit of a stretch. I waited to see what experts said. So, experts say that despite the drop in tests, there is actually an avergae improvent in percentages, which today can be seen in going from 25.2% total positivity to 25.1% . Yeah. But those that understand more claim that we went from being "a really really bad situation" to "a really bad situation". You can see what they mean in the charts here. Drop in tests meant a drop in positive cases, however averages are better than previous average, so it's something. Positives: Tests: However the general consensus is that we should wait at least a couple of weeks to see if there is really an improvement. Also, there is criticism since in April government claimed that things were improving, however it was due to mistakes in how it was handled, and it also allowed people to become less vigilant, which translated into an increase in positive cases. As for the reduction of tests, Government oficials claim that there is a reduction in demand. Which is possible, lots of people don't go testing in fear that - if not being an actual covid case - you may get infected by going to take the test in the hospital. So we are not going after testing people, we are waiting for them to get out of their homes and get the test. In any case, there was a slight increase in tests today which gave more positives, but not so big positive rate. Test capacity is supposed to be around 23.000 per day. In other related news, there were heavy criticism of the President last sunday. He was recorded on video going to a wine store (a high society one, of course) escorted by several of his security staff. Goverment claimed he had the dedicated paper for it but... essential ? He was also target of criticism by Health Ministry. Dirt sheets claim that what the Ministry said was not very well recieved by many in the government, while others found it neccesary to be said (he said something like "authorities, the king or whatever, should be responsible with their acts"). At the same time, some questions have been raised about his mental health, due to how erradic he his and his now long known weird spasms. Also, protests are slowly sparking in several places due to a long list of social injusticies that are going hand in hand with the pandemic. For example, recent numbers shows that while every place has seen a rise in mortality, wealthy places see that increase in the 40-45%, while poor districts have it in 100-110%. Most of these protests are taking place in the capital, which also have 220.000+ cases of Covid alone (a 7 million people region) So, that's it... TL;DR: it seems that there is an average very very slight improvement in numbers, but too early to tell. Everything else is a mess as usual.
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Chile Update June 25th + 4.648 new positives, 259.064 total, 286.257 total with suspected cases *HOWEVER* the state office - independet of Health MInistry - that is counting death toll is reporting today 5.257 deceased, NOT counting the probable cases + 172 new deaths, 4.903 total, 7.972 total with suspected cases * 1.751 connected to a ventilator, 427 of them in critical condition. 2.078 in ICUs in total. + 17.446 new tests reported, 1.025.081 total A bump in tests and a bump on positives. Daily positive rate is 26,6%, total positive rate is now 25.3%. However Health Minister again said that we saw a slight decrease in total cases in spite of how tests have behaved. Days ago, we knew that the driver of Health Sub-Secretary Paula Daza had Covid so she initiated quatantine since she was in the same vehicle with him. Supposedly she fufilled the quarantine, however, one of the main newspaper today revelaed that she just had 5 days of quatantine instead of 14. Healthcare Network Sub-Secretary also did a short quarantine that sparked controversy by that time. Well, anyway, today, on the wake of this news, new Health Minister Enrique Paris gave his full, "100% support" of what Daza did. It's also pretty much confirmed that the Uncle of President Piñera did indeed died of Covid19 related pneumonia. So, by all accounts, every single health and safety protocol was broken by him and their relatives at his funeral.
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Chile Update June 24th + 3.649 new positives, 254.416 total, 280.600 with suspected cases + 226 new deaths reported, 4.731 total, 7.800 with suspected cases * 1.742 connected to a ventilator, 424 in critical condition * 12.575 reported tests, 1.007.635 total Daily positive 29.0%, Total positive rate is 25.2% Health Minister claims that in the last 7 days there has been a reduction in positive cases that is independent of daily tests. However, there are around 10.000 less tests in the past 7 days (June 17-24th), than the 7 days before them (June 9-16th). That's almost an entire day of tests less. Positive rate went from 19% to 25.2% in two weeks. One thing that has been on discussion is that in the capital (hardest hit part), 60% of the workforce continues going to work every day. How is it possible that 60% are "essential"? Well, among the reasons are that companies can basically change their legal claims and pretend to be essential. That, and that there has been minimal to no fiscalization on the matter. In three months. So you'd think this would change, right? Well, no. Of course not. Yesterday Government said that they would do an actual catalogue of what can and cannot be essential. Today Minister of Economy says that they can't do it because "necessities change every day". Businessmen celebrated that. Government claims there is no contradiction from yesterday to today. I don't know if I should just post the numbers or if I also keep posting the context of what is going on here. There is something new everyday on how fucked things are, but if you are tired of it, you let me know.
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Chile Update June 22nd + 4.608 new positives, 246.963 total, 269.270 counting suspected cases + 23 new deaths (weekend lag), 4.502 confirmed, 7.571 total counting death with no PCR test + 1.726 ventilated, 403 critical + 18.645 reported tests, 982.353 total 24,7% positive rate daily 25.1% positive rate total On Sunday, dear President Piñera attended the funeral of his uncle, a priest accused of child abuse, who is pretty much confirmed to have died of Covid19. Supposedly, Covid related funerals can't have more than 20 attendants, coffin can't be opened and the deceased can't be dressed and has to be in a bag. None of this were fulfilled. Piñera demanded that the coffin was opened to be seen. To the funeral attended 20 relatives, plus 6 musicias plus 3 priests, plus several photografers. Despite the video evidence, government just claims everything was fine. Said he didn't died of covid (yet in the video the President says it, and then the President's cousin in an interview confirmed it). Health Minister said in TV that "since the coffin is sealed, the protocol was accomplished too", and after being questioned that "every coffin is sealed by demand of law" he just said, "I don't know". Health Minister doesn't know the normal health procedures for the deceased, and yet he claims that "everything is fine!" A total Fuck You from the very president to the 7000+ people that has had to bury their loved ones vía zoom.
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Washington Post and Reuters posted a couple of info about the situation in Chile. Washington Post basically tears apart the response to the virus Reuters released a report on how one Hospital has implemented a safety protocol to let a relative say goodbye to their loved ones.It boils my blood every time an official says that "not one country was prepared for this" when talking about their own incompetence.
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NY numbers are so hopeful Chile Update June 23rd + 3.804 new positives, 250.767 total confirmed, 275.648 total with suspected cases + 3 new deaths (weekend lag), 4.505 total confirmed, 7.574 with non PCR deaths + 1.720 ventilated, 392 in critical condition + 12.707 reported tests, 995.060 total Health Minister said that it was good news to have less positives but... there was less tests too, second lowest in more than 30 days. Positive rate daily is 29.9% and total positivity is at 25.2%.
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Chile Update June 21st + 5.607 new confirmed positives, 242.355 total - + 184 new deaths, 4.479 total - + 1.713 ventilated, 393 critical condition + 20.115 reported tests, 963.708 total
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Most of the positives are in the capital, where we've been for more than a month under "total" quarantine. Situation is out of control, mainstream media are still blaming the people, but in reality people has no other option but to keep working, either because of no social safety net or because is so easy for companies to say they are essential and just make workers assist. It blows my mind that the government think they are protecting the economy. They aren't even doing that.
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Sorry for not posting the update yesterday, it's an important one Chile update, June 20th + 5.355 new positives, 236.748 total + 202 new deaths reported, 4.295 total + 1.683 ventilated, 416 in critical condition, 311 ventilators avaliable + 20.080 reported tests, 943.593 total 26.7% daily positive rate, 25.1% total What was previously said to be "fake news", according to the government, the report that claimed that many more had died and was reported to the WHO and hidden from the public was true. 3.000+ deaths were not reported since they had every symptom but no PCR test. The reported death toll up until yesterday is with the chance of being more. Right wing politicians and social media bots are still defending the government, even after they hid 30.000+ positives and 3.000+ deaths.
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Chile update June 19th + 6.290 new positives, 231.393 total + 252 new deaths, 4.093 total + 20.347 reported tests, 923.513 total 1.645 connected to a ventilator, 395 in critical condition, 322 ventilators avaliable Death toll it still isn't updated, it should be more than 6.000 by now. Daily positivity at 27,6%, total positive rate is 25,1% Chile's capital is now the fourth city/state with the highest current cases.
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Chile Update June 18th + 4.475 new positives, 225.103 total + 226 new deaths, 3.841 total + 1.845 in ICU, 399 critical, 353 ventilators avaliables + 16.997 reported tests, 903.166 total Had a reduction in daily positive rate (26.1%). Death toll reporting is a cumulative of several days, but the official report indicates that the record of deaths in 24h, up until today at least, was on June 9th, 158 deaths due to Covid-19. We are at 20 deaths per 100k inhabitants Yesterday the law to punish quarantine infractors got passed, however now a report claims that over 2.5 Million people have been inspected during quarantine. Out of them, only 0.5% didn't have their papers to get out. So a law to criminalize the 0.5% got passed quick, but a law that would allow 22 thousand mothers to stay with their 6 months old children is on the verge of being dropped because government party say it's against the constitution. Social safety net for those that if they don't break quarantine, can't eat, is still up in the air. Also, the government speaker now claim that no one has ever, ever, thought about following herd immunity. Despite having several health official, including former and current health ministers, basically describing herd immunity when talking strategy. Everyone but the right wing is calling the failures of the strategy as it is. PUT ME OUT OF THE MISERY OF LIVING HERE PLEASE
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It really is high, we like to think that we are testing a lot, but in reality the situation is bad. I mean with a 37.7% positive rate we are at Nº9 in total positive cases yet we are only a less than 20 million population country. It's also due to "quarantine" being anything but. This is the subway in the morning. Millions of "essential" workers everyday in the capital, that has around 40% of positive rate (it's super easy for a company to "prove" they are essential and it's in their criteria who has to be there or not. Also, basically there is no safety net and unemployment is so high that everyone's afraid of losing their jobs)
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Chile update, June 17th + 4.757 new positives + 31.422 previously not reported, 220.628 total + 232 new deaths, 3.615 total + 1.529 ventilated, 356 ventilators avaliable + 12.636 reported tests, 886.169 total There are 1.794 in ICU too. Positivity is at 37,7% Death toll reported to WHO is supposedly to be added on friday, but we'll see. Different academic requested that the capital should enter "hibernation" - which would actually be like a real quarantine and not the fake one we have. Today health authority said it would be impossible because it would disrupt the city and could worsen the pandemic However, government is pushing a bill that would increase the penalty to those that get out without a permit. Government will also decrease the ammout of permit you can get from 5 to 2 per week per person. Social safety net is still up for debate, but not defined and the government proposal is still a below poverty-line emergency income. Basic services bills aren't being suspended. They are "asking please" for companies to be mindful, at the same time saying that suspending said bills would be against the constitution.
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Chile update June 16th: + 5.013 new positives, 184.449 total + 21 new deaths, 3.383 total (number still lagging due to weekend closure of public records office) + 1.470 ventilated, 376 critical, 377 ventilators avaliable + 14.575 reported tests (34,4% positivity), 873.533 total (21,1% total positivity) Health Ministry has said that they detected at least 31.000 positives not reported previously which will be added tomorrow. This will leave us above Iran's total positives, and just below Peru. Health Ministry still doesn't share the death toll that they reported to the WHO, which was much much higher than the reported to us. Ministry of Economy reported that around 40% of businesses WILL STILL BE OPEN IN THE CAPITAL, a whooping 2.3 MILLION PEOPLE working in the "total quarantine" of Santiago. Universidad de Chile, biggest chilean University, just announced that, due to lack of transparency and rigurosity, they will no longer work with Health Ministry data. And, for a bigger picture on the social politics on Chile during the pandemic, here's a good Bloomberg article about it:
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It's what the former minister said back in April before everything went to shit (Despite, you know, everyone saying back then too that it was a bad idea). The new minister is just following the same line of thinking..
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Chile Update June 15th + 5.143 new positives, 179.436 total + 39 new deaths reported, 3.362 total (weekend report, offices report less death. Statistic reported to WHO still isn't reported to the public) + 1.463 ventilated, 385 in critical condition, 391 avaliable + 18.808 tests reported, 858.958 total Today in an interview new Health Minister basically confirmed that they will continue pursuing herd immunity, saying "The more people we have with IgG antibodies, we will be able to have a better percentage of immunity and a second wave will be less probable" As far as I know, this is not a good sign, right?
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Chile June 14th Update: + 6.938 new positives, 174.293 total + 222 mew deaths, 3.23 total + 1.465 ventilated, 399 in critical state, 306 ventilators availables + 20.151 reported tests, 840.150 total Experts are saying that the situation will be worse than those seen in Spain and Italy We are Nº1 in total cases per million inhabitants in countries with more than 3M population Nº3 in new deaths (only exceeded by India and Mexico with far more population) Nº4 in new cases (only exceeded by India, Russia and the USA) Nº23 in test per million inhabitants in countries with more than 3M population Nº12 in total cases Nº20 in total deaths
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Chile Update, June 12th + 6.754 new positives, 160.846 total + 2.870 total + 1.391 ventilated, 372 critical + 18.733 tests reported, 799.776 total No way but up for us :(
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Phew, it's been a day alright... let me start by this Independent journalist site discovered that Chile was reporting more deaths to the WHO than those reported to the population of our own country. Death toll should be higher than 5.000, while the reported until yesterday were 2.870. In the wake of this, President Piñera decides to finally remove the highly criticized health ministry, who was expelled of the Medical national union due to ethics problems years ago. In it's place, names Dr. Enrique Paris, who has been several times invited to the Right Wing Billionaire Androniko Luksic's TV station Canal 13 to support the ministry strategy during covid-19 Pandemic. He's also an Antivaxxer. So... death toll hasn't been updated yet but, here's the update for June 13th *sigh* + 6.509 new positives, 167.335 total + 231 new deaths reported, 3.101 total + 1.408 ventilated, 377 critical, 305 ventilators remaining + 20.223 reported tests, 819.999 total 12th in total cases globally, 6th per cápita, 20 in deaths, 22 per cápita. A less than 20 million population country, ruled by a horrible presidency and a terrible opposition.
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Chile update, June 11th + 5.596 new positives, 154.092 total + 173 new deaths, 2.648 total + 1.379 connected to a ventilator, 368 critical + 19.976 reported tests, 781.043 total There are also 1.618 currently in ICUs a 25% of positivity rate 33% positivity in the capital even after a month of "Quarantine" The death count is horrible, yet government is not using international standards in the counting. After changing three times the methodology in the past days, government says it's not recommended to change so often the methodology since it confuses people. Fuck guys, I really can't stand living here. We are going straight into Italy's situation despite the months we had as warnings, government doesn't know what the fuck it's doing, but they are looking to create a "economic reactivation" strategy for when it's over, despite everything, This is the day 100 since the first case in March.
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Sorry for not posting the update yesterday, will do it now Chile Update June 10th + 5.737 new positivies, 148.496 total + 192 !!! new deaths, 2.475 total + 1.354 ventilated, 365 critical, 311 ventilators avaliable +14.498 new tests reported, 761,090 total Second biggest jump in new positives, while the daily tests is the lowest in the past 8 days. The whooping 192 deaths are due to the new methodology, this one follows the Registro Civil records (The office of civil records) of deaths in the country, instead of those reported by medics directle. So it's slower, where we will see days like the one before with only 19 deaths (Despite medics claiming more than 80) and days with several deaths added together like yesterday. It's confusing and does nothing to the already poor credibility of the government's numbers.
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So yesterday, Chilean Government announced yet another change in methodology (third in two weeks) when reporting the death toll. Announced only 19 with this new methodology, which no one believed since we had 90+ daily. Reports now say that said methodology actually indicates that the 100+ deaths daily was already surpassed a couple of weeks ago, so it's even more mindblowing how they NOW used said methodology because it reported 19. They are messing with the number, making people get confused about the situation we are in, and just a total and complete fuck up. Source, in spanish
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Chile update as of June 7th + 6.405 new positives, 134.150 total + 96 new deaths, 1.637 total + 1.336 ventilated, 372 critical, 328 avaliable + 21.265 reported tests, 708.775 total as of June 8th: + 4.696 new positives, 138.846 total + 74 new deaths, 2.264 total + 1.333 ventilated, 380 critical, 321 total + 20.040 reported tests, 728.816 total That difference in deaths: around 600 new deaths previously not counted were finally added to the official numbers. After several warnings by one journalist and some statistics centers that claimed the Health Ministry was leaving out some deaths. They claim it is 700+ new deaths, but health ministry has confirmed 600 of them. Around 80% of total cases are in the capital. City is under "total quarantine" but subway is full, banks are full, etc. Any company can declare themselves "essential", banks are not solving most problems online so you have to go physically to solve them, etc. A total train wreck of an strategy. They are still chasing that herd immunity, while not solving the blind spots of the quarantine. The worst thing? Government still blames people for "not staying home".
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A new update A report said that there are at least 712 deaths not counted in the official reports. Yesterday, health minister said it's not right. Today, it's saying it might be right That would make it 2.160 total deaths, at least. It's still not in the official report though
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Chile Update: + 4.207 new positives, 122.499 total + 92 new deaths, 1.448 deaths total + 1.291 connected to a ventilator, 337 in critical condition + 21.780 new tests reported, 668.238 total Check this out, we are at number 26 in the world in tests (49 per capita), but at 13 in total cases (freaking 9 per capita). Huge positivity. Quarantine has been a bad joke Mortality rate is 7.4 per 100k inhabitants
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Chile Update: + 4.942 new positives total of 113.628 + 87 new deaths. total of 1.275 + 1.218 connected to a ventilator, 339 critical, only 330 devices avliable + 15.538 tests reported, total of 628.310 tests done. Today it was reported that the "total" quarantine of the capital just meant a 30% less mobility compared to without quarantine. Santiago is full of cars and people doing paperwork at banks and stuff. Nothing works as it should, getting passes is easy, for a company to define itself as "essential" is easy.
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Chile update: + 3.527 new positives, 108.686 total + 75 new deaths in 24 hours (almost 20 more than last day), 1.188 total + 1.202 with a ventilator, 326 critical, only 326 ventilators available nation wide +13.442 new tests reported, 612.772 total Due to change of methodology, weird one, governemt claim that there are only 21.325 active cases, despite having 30.000+ new cases in the last 7 days.
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Chile Update: In the last 24 hours: * 5.471 new positives, 105.159 total cases confirmed * 59 new deaths, 1.113 total *16.890 tests reported, 559.330 total An estimated of 44.946 recoveries
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Chile update: * 4.654 new positives in 24 hours, reaching the total of 86.943 * 36.150 estimated recoveries * 49 new deaths in 24h, reaching 890 * 15.650 tests reported in 24h, total of 530.173 So our positivity is sky high, we reached China numbers in positive cases but thousands less dead. Either the capacity of our system is better than China's, medics weren't caught off guard here, or something else is going on.
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Indeed. In fact, there are a good chunk of "respiratory disease" related deaths registered since March (up to a couple of thousands) but the actual cause hasn't been confirmed so there's that too. As for the second, sadly you are also right. We are still weeks from the peak, and we are talking that 80% of the positives are in the capital alone, so there are more regions that are still in early stages. What pains me is that the "total quarantine" of the capital is everything but total. There are, of course, people that just get out and stuff, few police control preventing it (which boggles our mind since when protests broke last year, we saw them everywhere, but now? nothing), but also a lot, and I mean a lot, of people are still working. Both healthy and postivies, a study found that 15% of positives are still working due to lack of social safety net. It's so easy for a company to get a pass and continue working, and yeah, if the company has to close, then the workers starve. We are really doomed one way or the other. And personal passes are also easy to get, so, this number will just keep growing and growing
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It is. So much that for a couple of days privates ran out of them, but it was still a lot. EDIT: also, the Health Minister said that we are testing "too much" lmao What happens is that everything else has failed. "Dynamic" quarantines, people that don't stay at home, people that CAN'T stay at home because of work, government discourse of "a new normalcy" and a shit ton of contradictions and just ignoring experts warnings has now the capital on the verge of collapse. Well some say it's already collapse and we'll see the death toll going up any following day EDIT: Forgot to add that experts here also claim that number of cases should be at least 7 times what it is in the capital.
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Chile Update: + 3.964 new cases in 24h, reaching 77.961 in total + 45 new deaths, reaching 806 total + 30.915 total recoveries estimated + 501.125 total tests, 13.084 in the last 24h + 1.029 connected to a ventilator, 229 in critical condition We are a 18 million people country. When you put that in perspective, per million inhabitants, this is how it looks:
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Chile update: + 4.276 new positives in 24h -> 61.857 total (25.342 estimated recoveries, 35.885 active) + 41 New Deaths in 24 hours -> 630 total. + 850 connected to a ventilator, 159 in critical condition + 16.090 reported tests in 24h -> 442.093 total. As of yesterday, death toll now surpases that of the 8.8 earthquake and Tsunami that strucked the country in 2010. Scary looking at the total positives getting closer to the China numbers, but we are less than 18 million people
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Chile update: Estimated recoveries: 22.504 total -> active cases at 30.569 Connected to ventilators: 758, 143 in critical state 12.469 informed tests. 409.669 total. 85% of active cases are in the capital, which will remain in quarantine at least another week (but we know it will be more)
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As Chile approaches 500 deaths, and it's over 46.000 total cases, lack of government help is driving people to hunger in the capital, where the biggest population is currently on quarantine. With no ways of having income, unemployment and minimal to no help from the State, protests are happening again. It forced the President to give a speech (in less than two hours) saying that they will agilize the help they promised yesterday - which is giving a box of groceries to 2.5 million people - and asking for patience. The people is hungry. Both Total Quarantine and government help was warned as needed months ago, but just now they are implementing them, saying that they weren't prepared for this. We are fucked. ICU is at 93% capacity in the capital, where 70-80% of the cases are located.
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As the situation runs worse on Chile, specially the capital, with 37.040 cases total and 22 deaths reported yesterday, reaching a total of 369, serious doubt are being placed in the authorities. An official document from the Civil Registration Office (which, for example, gives birth and death certificates) shows that between March 03 and April 29 there were 4.201 deaths due to "respiratory problems" while in a normal year they sit in 1200. This document is real and legal, was obtained using the transparency act that allows anyone to demand these kind of document to be published. Health Ministry, however, says this is not right, and that the number is 1.949 while last year was 1.700. They publish a screenshot of a spreadsheet with the numbers. Funerary services also claim that deaths are higher, while a last night photo shows bodies lining in a single hospital (spoilered due to sensitive content). However, not every one is from Covid, claim is that at least half should be due to other causes, however it does show that the system is collapsing
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Chile: 2.660 new cases in 24 hours, almost 2x the ammount of days before. We are seeing an explosive increase. Most of the cases are in the capital, so total quarantine has been announced for the remaining districts. We already know that the health system is at almost full capacity, so we'll be watching the total collapse of it. Yet, misery is the name of the help the State is giving its population to allow people to stay home and not having to go out so people don't starve to death.
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Situation in Chile: After a change in methodology, we had several days with huge increases in daily cases, some days over the 1.000 positives. Today came close: 980 new positives in 24hrs. 10 new deaths too. Total Cases: 20.643 Total deaths: 270 Estimated recovered (criteria is 14 days after confirmation or first sympthom, minus deaths): 10.415 Estimated active cases: 9.958 Connected to Ventilators: 354, 71 in critical state 7.913 tests reported in 24 hours, total of 214.131 Government went from using words like "Safe return", "Re-opening", "New normal" to "The Battle of Santiago" in a couple of days.
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A couple of days ago, criteria for testing in Chile changed, so now we started to count people with no symptoms (who would've known that they also can infect other people, right?). First, yesterday, we had 520 new cases with sympthoms, and 250 with no sympthoms. Health Ministery didn't want to add the two to the overall number of infected. Then they did, and apologized. Now, second day with this criteria, we now have 880 new cases, with only 108 of them being with no sympthom. The worst day since this began, since we also had 11 deaths in 24 hours, second highest number of the series. And yet, today some shopping malls begun reopoening. People in line, a Mayor clapping at the oppening, first person to come in is an elderly woman. YEP. The worst day of the pandemic is the day of reopening.
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As Chile approaches 10.000 cases, it's over 120 deaths, big companies (Starbucks, McDonalds, big Retail companies who own shopping malls, etc.) are using the Government legislation AKA "Job Protection Bill", to suspend contractual obligation to pay salaries, leaving people not fired but with no other option than to go to the unemployment fund or starve to death as retail is closed. Also, they are gonna re open retail because "families needs to eat". It's shitty and doesn't make any sense when you put these two together other than the first was a way to force people into wanting to work. We are really following the worst of USA, as usual.
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I think this guy is being wasted as health minister. Please, International Community, take him and put his gigantic brain to work for the better of mankind
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Chile update: - 426 new cases in 24h. Up to 5.972 total (another 8% increment) - 360 hospitalized, 54 in critic condition. - 9 new deaths, higher in 24h, up to 57 in total. A 19% increment in 24 hours Reports indicated that inside the government itself there is distrust and tension because of how the Health Minister is, basically, the most powerful person in the government and is manipulating everything as he pleases.
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Chile Update: - 430 new cases in the last 24 hours, reaching 5.546 total - 5 new deaths, 48 in total - 362 hospitalized, 316 with ventilators, 57 critic New cases still at 6 to 8% increments daily. Death rate went from 0.8% to 0.9%
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Seems that they misused the terms, since they literally speaked about considering deaths as part of "recovered" because it's part of the standard model, but it shouldn't be "recovered" as in healthy, but in retreated from the total number. They don't even know what they are saying, basically. They announced that they will stop "estimating" actual recovered numbers due to the backlash it got that they aren't confirming if people are in good health, they were just taking it as a fact because 14 days had passed. It's a shitshow. Wearing mask is now enforced in public transportation. If you don't wear *any* kind of face mask you expose yourself to up to 3.000 USD fines. Worth noting that a couple of days ago they said we should wear them, then said we shouldn't, now follows the CDC recommendation and says we should build our own, and as of today, it's enforced. I hope it helps though, it may help in the asymptomathic cases
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Chile. Health Minister says that "recovered" people number, "according to international suggestion", includes all those that aren't "contagious" to other people, those that have passed day 14 since being notified as positive, and the dead
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I really want to know what the Advisors are saying. Last week they said the Capital should expand it's quarantine and the government lifted in Independencia. What did they say now? I am really open to understand WHY, but I can't. I want to know what the real experts say
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Chile reached 5.116 cases, 43 deaths, everything keeps increasing. New cases per day are stable between 300-400 per day, which could mean our test capactiy is full Despite that, Government will liftquarantine in *some* areas of *some* districts on monday, while adding *some* areas of *other* districts this thrusday. It's confusing and we don't understand what the hell the govt is thinking
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I see everyday on my way to work the queues outside the banks, sometimes people respect distance, but not always. This is not gonna be good, and it seems we're gonna have to face it the hard way
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3.737 in Chile. 333+ in the last 24 hours, 22 deaths +4 in the last 24 hours Health minister "assumes" 427 are recovered since they have not died in the last two weeks. Last night, Health Minister claimed that the strategy is not preventing infection, is slowingly infecting everyone. Good idea, really good idea.
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According to the very health minister, he's untouchable. Also, Piñera is probably misinformed too, several ministers left before all of this blew up, but he hasn't fired anyone since October last year.
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As a total lockdown starts in a handful of districts in the Capital, Chilean Government determines that Employers are not obligated to pay their workers because employees cannot be forced to work. Yes. In a pandemic, in a lockdown, workers will not receive their payments if their employers do not want to pay. This is Chile.
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Chile update: 1.142 infected confirmed. +220 from yesterday. 3 deaths, 43 hospitalized There are 10.000 tests waiting confirmation. Some specialists claim that there could be 30.000 unknown cases as today. The gf had the test, she's waiting confirmation. I'm still working a perfectable remote "doable" job, but since govt has not taken stricter measures, job won't either. Yep.
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You see, they did announced some lockdowns on Eastern Island and some places, but NOT where the vast majority of cases are: it's the wealthier neighborhoods of the capital.
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922 in Chile. 170 in 24 hours. Still no lockdowns. Government is gently asking to stop price speculation (meds, food and other have jumped a lot, no measures taken). First case of COVID-19 of a Subway station worker, they are "considering" closing stations. Have I ever told you that our President has stocks of Private clinics, pharmacies and the like?
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We are ruled by complete incompetence That's our health minister. Medics and academics are asking for lockdowns, but but but the "economy" and stuff is the answer. It *might* change this week, but it's hard. Supplies are running short already for the medical staff.
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700+ cases in Chile, one new death that was confirmed after the official number was "updated" in a pandemonium of a local authority and the central government. Curfew was set yesterday from 22 PM to 5AM, some journalists claimed that the decision was because wealthy fucks going out to party in the middle of the pandemic. However, due to delays in transportation, subway and buses were flooded with workers. This country is going to a hole thanks to incompetence.
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First dead in Chile, more than 500 infected. Some may say I'm exaggerating but the Coronavirus crisis has developed quite the class warfare talking. You see, the vast majority of infected are wealthy people that went on vacation outside the country, bringing the virus and breaking every possible quarantine. It includes a 62 year old man that broke quarantine, and drunk drove his Jaguar to a car accident with other vehicle. They are also going to different parts of the country for vacation since they have two weeks off. No joke. You get the idea. So, what has happened, is that since authorities haven't enforce the quarantine of these wealthy bastards, people organized themselves, closing the roads to prevent them to get to other places for vacation. However political authorities say that local mayors can't close roads and that people that do, will be met with police or military. In fact, police allowed some going to the beach last night. In other parts, there is a bit of control. But yeah, we are in the hands of incompetent politicians, and wealthy bastards that are spreading the virus because they won't stay at home just because someone tells them to. You see in twitter the #CuicosCuliaos (FuckingCuicos) or #CuicosTerroristas trending, "Cuicos" being how we say to wealthy people.
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434 cases in Chile, again 100 new cases. Tomorrow we should see a big jump. Still no drastic measures taken. Govt started closing restaurants, cinemas, theatres and the like today.
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Where are you from? I too feel like that here in Chile. Health Minister doesn't respect health professionals. He holds a grudge because he was expelled by medic's associations. 340+ cases already. The fastest rate after China, in the world. 103 in just one day. In a 17 million people population. I could do all my work from home but boss said no, because the govt doesn't take extreme measures.
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Coming here to nominate this excellent thread Sums up perfectly the issue with this controversial game and something as gaming enthusiasts we should keep an eye on to avoid
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Coming here to nominate this excellent thread Sums up perfectly the issue with this controversial game and something as gaming enthusiasts we should keep an eye on to avoid
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Thread Subnautica |OT| The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea
Yoooo, went into the Officer Keen stuff after going into the Aurora. Followed the tip to the land and what an experience going there investigating, specially: Now I gotta go 500m deep, however I still can't find Lifepod 7. Also got a frigtning message after building a Multi use room and the observatory. And is it normal to start hearing whale like screams in the distance?
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Weird, there aren't anyone near that base. I have like 10 bases, but the bigger one is near the aurora, close to the back engines (far enough from the Reaper Leviathan). The sound I hear is like a Whale singing rather than screaming or roaring
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Yeah, it's on the very limit between the kelp forest, safe shallow and behind the engine where the Reaper is. I mean you move a bit and can hear inmediatly the Reaper Roar. Last night I went into the cave below the Grassy Plateau, that with the glowing mushrooms. The story is so good.
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All right, went into the Aurora. Was killed by those leechers, for some reason my knife didn't do anything after taking out the first that bited me. Second time wasn't a problem. Fixed the radiation leak, found a couple of codes for the lab and a cargo that I don't know where it is, but couldn't find more codes. Read a bit the entries and it's quite interesting. But today I'll look closer at them. I obviously have the feeling I left a lot of stuff unchecked in there but I'm also unsure about what to do next, so I think I'll move around seeing what pop up
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I have progressed, I'm 23 hours in already lol I have managed to advance a bit in the story and now I'm about to venter in more than 250-300m deep to find some pods I did exactly that, putting some beacons to orientate myself, and also using scanner rooms for that (I have good memory to tell which camera is where) Some questions about story, possible spoiler:
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I've been playing the game for about 8 hours, the game takes like 20-30 hrs to finish the story right? I'm searching for the Lifepod4, I am still at the beggining right? I think what holds my progress is that I'm too coward to dive further lol some biomes are way too scary, I hate looking down and not seeing the floor, it gets into my nerves. But I want to overcome that, I had the same feeling with Alien Isolation, and managed to finish the game. So I want that too here, any advice? I actually don't even know If I should go deeper at this point in the story (also, that's what I mainly want, finish the story) Besides that, I'm enjoying the exploring and grinding. By the way, is it normal on PC that the audio goes off when getting out of the water? I have to dive and resurface again to get the audio working normal again
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Thread Putting EA's claim "you can acquire all items without spending money" in FIFA Ultimate Team to the test
Yep, it was a big mess and everyone complained and rioted. You know what suck the most of this in these type of games? That sports games, mobile games, and the like, don't really spark the same enthusiastic interest than other games. These predatory tactics are in the most popular, less hardcore type of games, where the companies can just suck all the money or time from people that really are less enthusiastic than an average "gamer" that "really" cares about their RPG or FPS and will run campaigns that may hurt the reputation of a publisher, or will spark stories from news oulets, and then pushing a stop to companies from doing this. This type of predatory monetization has been in mobile and sports titles for years and years and it only gets worse becuase they make a shit load of money of them and looks like some people are only starting to care.
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Yeah, recently went for a 4K HDR TV and it really made a bigger impact than just native 4K. 4K looks truly great, but HDR is a bigger difference for the better. I was impressed with my 700nits entry level tv, must be so much better in higher tier TVs, good thing that this stuff gets more and more accessible every year.
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State of Catastrophe in Chile, announced by the President. We reached 238 confirmed known cases. This allows a whole bunch of measures to be taken more easily, and military to the streets, possibly, again. Only that this time, it's necesary. However, President didn't announced WHAT he will do, just what he COULD do. Quarantines and lockdown are still not up, but will probably come soon. Last night, health minister said they are preparing themselves to face 100.000 cases in the near future (in a 17 million population). Yet measures are pretty much close to 0. Local authorities are asking for lockdown in certain cities and others are just bypassing the government and closing shopping malls and such. To the outrage of the businessman, obviously. Shopping malls, by the way, are closing due to workers protesting inside.
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With much worse health systems, yes. The West is quickly proving our system is just not a good one.Fucking hell, that's what it is. We can't do mass protests because of the virus, so I don't know what will we have to do now to stop them from this slow genocide. Mass worker strike may be the only thing and the hardest one too
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Chile, 17 million population, is expecting 43.000 cases by April 3rd. HALF of China's cases, with only a handful of its population. That's what the Health Minister said. Measures? None. They are, literally, doing nothing of use, despite the experts recommendations. Government even said that shopping malls will stay open because they are "high priority". This is starting to feel as revenge on the population.
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76 cases in Chile. Health Minister and his "panel of experts" said that suspending classes wasn't a good idea. Local authorities began suspending them anyway 15 minutes later, President announces suspensions of classes in the country. We are run by complete incompetence. Pray for us.
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Chile is at 61 cases. Yesterday 43, two days ago 33. Government still hasn't taken enough measures, Airport checks are minimal and it's open to receive people from anywhere in the world. Classes and work continue like normal, test is not free, etc. A lot of people are afraid that they are using it with political intentions, since on April 26th we have a Plebiscite to change the constitution (which they don't want)
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 8: Don't blow a Fuse!
A bunch of small ring flares is okay, makes some encounters to need a bit of flanking, fine. But yeah, that big one? Fucking sucks. It just too big of an area, slows too much the later half of a game, and requires stupid ammounts of circling to get to an area
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 8: Don't blow a Fuse!
As a Caustic semi-main the nerf doesn't seem that bad honestly. It's less offensive but still keeps the most important pieces of his utility: the spread of the gas, the reduced visibility/mobility, the ammount of traps, and not affecting his teammates. It's sad that it'll be harder to get kills with the ultimate, but as a defensive Legend, it makes sense. Changes look very exciting, I shouldn't have used my crafting materials on the past event, these skins look fantastic
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Thread EA Play comes to Game Pass for PC Tomorrow
PSA about Origin vs EA Desktop app They do not have the same game library in a 1:1 ratio. Small example that probably no one will care: I have Syndicate in my EA account, which shows in Origin but doesn't exist in Desktop app. If you have already bought some games in Origin, check if you have them too in EA Desktop app. New app say games will be arriving later to the app, but if you are extremely unlucky and one of those games is one you want to play now and aren't on the Desktop app, you have a reason to keep Origin App.
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Thread Do you think subscribing to Game Pass will likely increase or decrease your overall spending on software?
I find myself buying less smaller games, but since I'm still waiting on good sales for the more expensive that aren't part of the service, I don't know if it'll be less, more, or the same on the full scene. I think it's less, since a lot of small purchases end up adding to a lot in Steam...
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Thread NVIDIA announces Crypto Mining Processor series, GeForce RTX 3060 driver will limit mining performance
Prices will def be higher than what it used to be. It already happened after the previous mining boom and the RTX 2000 series. Back then it wasn't as bad as now, but now it's just that we are in a perfect storm: mining boom, supply shortage, pandemic restriction, tariffs in the US, increase in global demand, scalpers being more effective, etc.
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Thread NVIDIA announces Crypto Mining Processor series, GeForce RTX 3060 driver will limit mining performance
The PS5 thing was fake, though I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up happening. I wasn't believing that this would end in 2021, but looks like it might take longer into 2022
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Thread Apex Legends Arrives on Nintendo Switch
An important thing to consider in Apex is that it's a game about Predators, in the sense that the strategy matter just as much as your aim and skill. You can ambush teams, search for teams that are fighting and kill them while they're on low health, or just be on the constant offensive. A lot of times you see a team and want to engage them at the moment but it would be a better idea to track them for a bit before doing it, etc. That's why it's also so much better played with a coordinated squad, but if you don't have, don't be afraid at taking the initiative communicating with your team. A lot of times your teammates will suck, but when they realize they can play as a squad, the game will click
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Thread Apex Legends Arrives on Nintendo Switch
Absolutely But also no. lol. You see, you will absolutely have a better chance playing with a pre made squad coordinated by microphone and all. But if you play with random people, I advise to either have the initiative and have the squad follow your lead or follow when someone has the lead.You still have a chance at winning even against pre made squads. Don't get frustrated by those that do whatever they please, you'll always find someone willing to actually play the game lol
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Thread Last of Us and BioShock Infinite are the same game
Yeah if it wasn't for the third person perspective, stealth mechanics, post apocalyptic setting and lack of "the oppressors are the same as the oppressed" take, I couldn't tell which is which Anyway, yeah, there are similarities in several games of that time. Is one of those things that happens. TLOU aged much better than Infinite though, despite me enjoying Bioshock Infinite much more than Last of Us at release
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Thread Best PC games for testing >60 fps (or unlocked framerates)?
Apex Legends is also a good choice since it's not too heavy on the CPU either Doom are also great choices. I would also suggest trying some racing games too, like Forza Motosport 7, though Horizon 4 will probably run at 120 in 1440p (unsure, but maybe?)
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Thread So why are Soviets just so cool in games?
I don't think that's really human nature, or at least not in it's entirety. There are primal motivations to both good living standards and community efforts, our last century+ of consumerism and push towards competitiveness in an economical sense aren't just born out of nowhere, they are constantly pushed in society, as you well say, especially in our information age, that try to amplify *one* aspect of human nature disregarding the other ones. Liberal capitalism as we are used to be living in thrives in consuming goods, especially those that aren't essential, and the different States of the world need to promote this, and it's done via strong economical policies and also the educational system, where in a lot of places isn't with an integral human development perspective, but a productive one in mind. It is, by definition, a system. This is beyond if it works or not, but consider that is "just human nature" is a very narrow viewpoint to this, I'm you sure you know better, incredible complex system. There are pre-colonial cultures in America that aren't really pro competitiveness in the same sense as we are used, for example, with better cultural predisposition to disregard pure wealth in favor of a different higher standard of living. That's human nature too. A point that prooves how this competitiveness can be even against human nature is the way it affects mental health in a lot of people. How humans often do not want to be competitive, and how society pushing cause a mental stress that just destroy the human mind. A strong educational system that doesn't confine to the capitalist standards would absolutely be necessary in this sense, as you say, and from that perspective, it would absolutely be possible a society with higher community standards. The problem comes in how to achieve that, and in those experiments we see failure and successes in different scales. But it's easy to just think that it's impossible due to human nature. It isn't, as "human nature" isn't a single rigid thing.A lot of defences of marxist ideologies seem that way because of the whole "lol communist failed so many times!" thing. Capitalism, especially the current biggest force driving it - the US - has failed in different levels, on many different periods of our history. They are allowed to reform and re shape, but it ends up in critical conditions again. Add to this the different crimes commited in the name of freeing countries from socialism and voila, that's where this comes from. People always lose perspective of the crimes of any "side" of this capital/marxism battle that, unlike nazism and fascism, said crimes aren't really inherently coming from the ideologies but a lot of other reasons involved, from pure evil to "material" evil. Which one you consider the most has a lot to do with where you come from, people from Eastern Europe will justifiably be more anti-socialist that those of us who got "economic freedom" in the form of coups and prolonged years of torture and killings.
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Thread So why are Soviets just so cool in games?
It also comes from the time when anti-communism was put on hold because of fascism, and heavy WW2 propaganda that the allies projected before Normandy, about the Soviets resisting and pushing back the biggest land invasion in human history done by the Nazis (which, in any case, is still a feat that surprised a lot of the world even without propaganda).
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Thread Apex Legends |OT3| Season 8: Don't blow a Fuse!
The middle point of WE is my noº1 reason why that map sucks. Those choke points suck all the fun from the few places that actually are fun to play in. Also, there are a lot of places no one really goes to, specially towards the edges of the map. Few rings end there and they aren't that bad actually. +1 to the Spitfire sentiment. It's a beast. I struggle to choose between the Spitfire and 30 30 for my heavy weapon. Spitfire + R99 + crafting a purple backpack early on is a winning combo.
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Thread The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 will be out starting today at 9AM PST
Insanely, Red Dead Redemption 2 at 1080p Not at 1440p or 2160p though. Yeah, if you can get one below $400 or at MSRP, it's a good card. When the 2070 launched it performed pretty much like the 1080, with time and improvements, it got better. This gets pretty close to a 1080Ti on average, but beats it in games that takes advantage of the Ampere architechture like Shadow of The Tomb Raider. And it's before factoring in DLSS. If I were on a 1080Ti, 2070 or 2060 Super, I wouldn't care about this card. From a 1070 or below? seems like a solid upgrade IF you can find one for less than the 3060Ti MSRP
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Thread NVIDIA announces Crypto Mining Processor series, GeForce RTX 3060 driver will limit mining performance
Saw this too, makes some really good points. We may see even less GPUs even down the line with this. Specially if the rest of 3000 series is discontinued and a v2 is released
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Thread Games are a uniquely international medium
I'd say this happens also because the USA is one of the largest markets, and thus, games often need to be marketeable in those regions and properly localized. Other media don't need per se to do that because they aren't selling themselves as products, specially when we talk about indepentent music and film. Western games are in the need of that. I can name a couple of chilean videogames made, and people here in Chile, even those who play videogames a lot, wouldn't know they are made here because they were made in english for american audiences (and even then, very niche audiences)
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Thread Games are a uniquely international medium
Bingo. Games are a unique medium, but they are still heavily centered around the most developed countries. There are games coming out of other countries, but they are largely ignored. Music, on the other hand, is much easier to find, listen, and relate to.
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Thread So... when will GPU stock go back to "normal"?
AND you have to be completely free at the right moment, right time. A minute late and you're out of luck, and will have to wait for another drop and hope you can stay on top of things. It's really not as easy as just browse and buy, unless you're getting a 3090, for which you have a larger window of time to buy.
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Thread So... when will GPU stock go back to "normal"?
Next year is my guess, production is in crisis (well, the whole economy is), crypto currency is at a high, and scalpers are really doing their best in scalping. So until at least two out of those are solved, it won't improve an inch. The three of them to be actual better situation. At this point, just get whatever makes sense. It'll get worse before getting betterI believe those bucks are after considering wattage costs.
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Thread AC Unity vs. AC Syndicate. Which one is better?
Unity has the better setting, fun missions and story, protagonist is a bit on the boring side though. Syndicate has good missions, a better protagonist in Evie, but overall I think Syndicate it's pretty irrelevant sadly. Has some great bits, specially one very specific part of the game. Unity left a bigger mark for me. For better or worse. Syndicate's fun but very meh
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Thread Red Dead Redemption 2: After the Hype
His redemption is not stopping his own misdoings. His redemption is learning how much of a waste the whole life was and giving John and Abigail a chance at life. I really love this game, it's one of the best of the generation. The game is built to be a slow burn, really wants you to soak in and take it all in a deep breath. Really wants to appreciate how much society has changed for better and worse, and how much it still hasn't changed for better or worse. The gameplay being missions of shooting galleries makes sense, it's a western action game. It's a bit restrictive, but it's conpensated in how open the world is
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
I think that a lot of people are in your situation, others will spend it in anything, but my guess is that most will use it for debt paying and get through these times. I'm really thankful for being in an ok enough position to have the option of giving myself a trear as I don't have many responsabilities or debt other than the CC.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
If everything goes as intended, reunions with 10 more people are allowed so there you go. Be safe but I really won't blame anyone for following the rules. Yeah, fuck Martin Pradenas and I hope he eats the rotten asshole of a roadkill skunk. Wanna know another joke? A guy was just arrested for shouting against Juan Sutil from HIS HOUSE.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Partially that's what I mean by "the usual shortcomings of chilean productions", they sometimes come off as not quite understanding what they are dealing with. However the highschoolers are not my problem. They are like 17 and between that and first year university there's not much difference really. What I do like about it, is that they don't know that they are dealing with something much bigger, so it does seem fit sometimes that the writing miss the mark. I don't know if that makes any sense lol
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How has it been going around you lately? I am not having the best of hopes for september really. I see more and more people on the streets, everything is very close to normal. Like people stopped caring. At the office too, we now have to come every day becasue reasons and I don't see it coming back to doing at least a bit of quarantine. It looks that you really can't say "we are slowly improving" because people really think that it's over
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
LTTP there is no real time frame for this. It could be stalled at hell. The Executive has a maximum of (I believe) 90 days to publish the law to be effective, so there is always the opportunity for Piñera to delay it as much as possible. Changing a bit the subject, has anyone seen La Jauria on Amazon Prime? I watched the first 4 episodes, it's pretty good. It has some great moments and other not so good as any chilean production but I gotta say I'm hooked so far. Pretty graphic though.
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Yeah, that's quite the luck. It seems that tomorrow at least the 10% will pass. Right wing diputados already said that approval stays, well unless magic happens and some pockets are filled I guess. Senate though, there should be enough votes unless Ricardo Lagos Weber does a Ricardo Lagos
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Oh I mean of course there is that, however they could've just vote against and call it a day like some. Popular demand, and popular pressure, is what made this possible. People's warning were clear and loud. And, for once, they finally did do what the people demanded. "El pueblo" es un término muy manoseado, pero es realmente la voluntad del pueblo ante meses de un gobierno que tuvo paralizado al Estado en uno de sus roles fundamentales. El hecho de que, sea por el motivo que sea, se haya votado en concordancia con esa voluntad, es lo realmente democrático. Nos tomó un estallido, cientos de heridos, muertos, una pandemia, un gobierno increíblemente desconectado con la realidad, y la constante vigilancia y activismo de una población que al fin se dio cuenta que la política si importa.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Yeah, I plan to use a bit of the 10% to improve what I've saved for a PC, but I plan to save for something more "responsable". In any case, I don't really think AFP will be around when I retire. If I even get to retire in the first place. But whatever comes into place, I doubt It'd be safe enough to not worry.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
So uh, Contraloría found problems with case counting withing Minsal. At least 34.000+ cases not counted by June 9 (different as the "probable" cases reported daily). EDIT: No, it seems that those 34.000+ cases are those that were reported a couple of weeks after as "probable cases" Cases are manually entered in a Excel Spreadsheet, which has, according to Contraloria, several mistakes with mis-entered RUT, names, etc. It basically means that the proper tracing of the virus has been non-existing.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
The bono should benefit *just* 15% of the population (remember that al least 70% of the population earns less than $500.000) yet its conditions are confusing enough that many of us that would benefit from it probably won't even get it. I really can't understand how disconnected they are from the country's reality. Did they really believed that people would forget about the 10% with THAT?
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
When it's voted in the beggining, the "idea de legislar", congress can introduce indications to the law modifying it. So now these indications and the law itself is voted article by article. Same thing happens in the Senate. When a law has no indications, it moves right into the next chamber.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Why fighting? It's a valid point. But, see, there are two problems with that article (I read it earlier too) One, is that it shows that, in any case, he was against the scientific consensus because it was in favor of his political party (and religious, who we know played a good part in the Piñera campaign), then was in favor, then he also speaked about "freedom to choose not to vax", and then back to "I was wrong". This shows that if there is political pressure to say something, he'll say it, no matter the scientific consensus. The second one, is that "only warning about Timerosal" is anti-vaxxer rhetoric. Like Andrew Wakefield who also did the "I just warn about this thing, I'm not calling against vaccines".
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
Nah. Enrique Paris like to claim that around 20% of positives have dropped, but tests have too. Positivity rate is still above 25% which means that we are testing way too low. It's just the Trump strategy: test less, less positives, claim that therefore everything's better
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
I does seems that things improved, at least in the RM. Rancagua has a gigantic positivity (around 48% I think) and other regions are increasing. But hte RM as dropped by a good margin. Still far from the less than 10% recommended to start reopening, but progress is progress. My guess is that October would be a better date. I hope other regions decrease too.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
I've been working every other day since may (and every friday) at the office, with home office the rest of the week. At first I had to take public transport, used Uber when I could walk to San Miguel, but once it got into quarantine I had to take micro a couple of days. Not fully full, but people really don't know how to use the available space. After that I talked here so we could use the company's cars for transportation, so a designated driver takes us from and to our houses. It limits the ammount of people I interact with when I'm out of the house working, it's still more than what you'd like, but it's something at least. It could be far far worse
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Oh yeah, totally. Less tests can be for a multitude of reasons. I think that it isn't even Paris' will to speak like this, it's more a gov't communicational strategy to stop the downward spiral of bad press, but he does press that button so much that you can see specialists getting angry everyday.
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It launched at $360.000 CLP or around that price. In 2015 it was still close to that, but there were tons of deals of bundles with TV thanks to Copa America. I got mine from a guy that had a PS4 but bought a PS4 + 60" TV, so it was "used" price but it was actually new with two games. Usually stores do 1 USD = 1 Luca, but since prices are going up, I'm expecting more than that. PS5 will be at least CLP500.000 But PC prices are also going up. GPU specially, prices are nuts
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AFP's money it's all invested in shares. The stock market will be crazy tomorrow and who knows what'll happen in the case the senate approves. They will have to sell tons of them to have cash, which will plummet the prices even more. Crazy times ahead, folks, crazy times
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That's terrible :( I have to come to work at the office two or three days per week but... at the very least, we haven't been hit by the crisis, at all. It's still "normal" year numbers. My brother's SO is working at a vulnerable, municipal preschool. Situation is so horrible for so many families. My stomach hurts everytime she tells us how things are for some. We help in the way we can, I personally donate every time I can to either Ollas Comunes, animal shelters, etc. since all those places are hit with less donors, but still, it feels so powerless to know how shitty the situation is for so many and the little one can do (and infuriating knowing that so much could be done on a bigger scale)
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Thread What retro/classic games are you playing?
Been playing Mario Kart 64 and Super Mario 64 on the PS Vita! Which blows my mind, but there you go. Mostly SM64 though. It's a really really good game. I came to the realization that I still remember pretty much every star lol at least when entering a level and reading the star, I pretty much know what I have to do. Did the completition run many times as a child, so I'm doing it now. I'm at 75 stars already.
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Thread Digital Foundry: Control Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 5: The Next Generation Tech Review
I haven't watched the video yet, will do later, but it's kinda expected tbh. Control is one of those games that look good even on lower settings, so it's no surprise if it looks good despite being on low settings on console. I don't remember if this is also one of those games that on previous gen console had lower than lowest pc settings, like RDR2. So gen on gen, console to console, low settings is still an improvement. That said, it's also understandable that people are disapointed that a 2019 game on cutting edge consoles runs on lower settings, but it's just the compromises that have to be taken for such a game.
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Thread I am having an existential crisis because some random person has an avatar like mine [Update: Now a cowboy and doing a giveaway]
Well, Mister, you gotta be on top of things and keep using an out of season avatar so no one will steal yaWhen you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk
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Thread Control Ultimate Edition next-gen enhancements detailed
Reasonable cut backs. This game is really intensive. For a really stable experience at 1440p, 60fps, ultra settings, you need above a 2070 Super, the 3060Ti barely reaches over 70fps. I imagine the team prioritized a smooth experience over resolution. Specially since a good framerate helps the visual quality too with all the effects the game has. I expected the Series S to have a 30fps mode with higher resolution though, no RTX is understandable for this type of beast of a game
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Thread Control Ultimate Edition next-gen enhancements detailed
For sure, I played it with a 1060 at 1080p medium/mixed, there were places it went as low as 35fps, but loved the game enough to pull through :P I imagine it'll play smooth on the new machines regardless of the mode.
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Thread PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC part shortages won't end soon, says AMD. Expects production to start catching up to demand in the second half of 2021
It's gonna be safer next year then. It is what it is. GPU Market will stay being nuts for a good while
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Thread Happy Birthday Mass Effect 2 - Remembering its release, and preparing for the Legendary Edition
GOTG As I had a PS3, it was my introduction to the series but BAH GAWD was it good. Really good. I freaking love it to death. Even ME3, though that original ending was bad, with the extended less bad but I digress. I treasure the Trilogy package, only way to have ME1 physical on PS3. What about the Overlord DLC? The moment I bought all the DLC on Origin last year I started a replay then we got the announcement a bit later. Stopped the playthrough of ME1 because I want that Legendary Edition.
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Thread So I watched Casino Royale last night
Best Bond movie. QoS is not that bad, Spectre takes the crown of the worst Craig Era Bond film, but on the overall Bond movies, it's just average. This series has high highs like Casino Royale and very low lows like some of the Moore era or Die Another Day. QoS is best by watching it right after Casino Royale. Miles below, but it really works as a follow up.
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Thread You fire up a new single player game. It's a game you've not played before. What difficulty do you select?
Whatever is the "this is the way is meant to be played" difficulty is. That or Normal. If normal is way too easy, only then I'll ramp up the difficulty
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Thread What's the largest number of people you've ever had to speak or present in front of?
Same. Had to give the closing speech. During the first part I almost went blank, but pictured in my mind my best friend laughing at me and kinda gave me the push I needed to pull through lol Thankfully it was like a second and no one noticed (I think)
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Thread The Federal Government will execute Lisa Montgomery today. Here is her tragic story. UPDATE: Federal government executed her.
God damn, what a horrible story. Death penalty cannot be the answer, specially in these cases. This could have been avoided years ago.
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Thread Finally saw The Last Jedi and now i see what y'all mean
It's pretty easy to understand. Or so you would think, but looking at how many people still to this day fail to understand TLJ and just misinterpret every point to say that RJ just wanted to crap on Star Wars, I don't know, it would look that it was harder than you might think. The line of "it's not worth it" is probably what Disney execs and JJ thought when making TROS. But it was worth it, it's just that Disney hates controversies. A proper follow up closing the trilogy will never me made.
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Thread Finally saw The Last Jedi and now i see what y'all mean
It's pretty easy to understand. Or so you would think, but looking at how many people still to this day fail to understand TLJ and just misinterpret every point to say that RJ just wanted to crap on Star Wars, I don't know, it would look that it was harder than you might think. The line of "it's not worth it" is probably what Disney execs and JJ thought when making TROS. But it was worth it, it's just that Disney hates controversies. A proper follow up closing the trilogy will never me made.
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Thread Which GTA Radio Song Is Most Appropriate For A GTA Game (And Why Is It "Greenskeepers - Vagabond")?
The redneck radio station with commercials about sport hunting escaped convicts, which is also a mission. The game in general is full of those details
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Thread Gamers Nexus 500$ PC vs PS5 comparison
"Performs like a mid to high end PC from 5 years ago, unless you factor in Ray Tracing which obviously that PC can't do, and you would need at least a 2060" is what he says. And it isn't that wrong really? Without Ray Tracing in other games, the performance is closer to a 2080 right? Which is like a 1080Ti, which is factored in the video and a high end card from almost 5 years ago. I'd even say that it's not wrong when talking about this type of games because, in terms of GPU power, some of them would've been done in something like the Xbox One X if it wasn't for the CPU bottleneck and similar problems of those systems. I do think that the video is flawed. There are other games that tell a different story, some better, some worse. In that sense, the comparison is silly and it's easy to misrepresent one or the other platform. Specially when you present it in a "versus" fashion.
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Thread Gamers Nexus 500$ PC vs PS5 comparison
He is not saying that the PS5 is equal to a 1060. He says that for DMC specifically, to target 120fps at similar settings, trying to be around $500 MSRP, a 1060 should do it. But it can't do it for Borderlands 3 or Dirt 5, for which you'd need a 1070Ti or 1080Ti even. The video is not really as bad as many make it out to be. I think their biggest mistake is going the "Vs" route, which is silly for many, many different reasons. The commentary of the video itself it's really not bad, gives an idea of how hard/easy would it be to have similar performance for not much MSRP budget, how it varies depending on the game, how $500 for a gaming PC is really low budget, but has value because of its versatility, while a Console for that price is, actually, a lot of value for gaming specially since you don't a PC for gaming, nor anyone gatekeep and say that you do.
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Thread Is the Ryzen 5 3600 the new Sandy Bridge/i5-2500K?
I'm not too hyped for the 5600 really. The 5600x performs between 14 to 19% better than the 3600 in gaming. How much better will the 5600? 10-14%? less? It'll have around a 10% price increase so I don't know how much we should really care about the gen on gen jump there.
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Thread Recently learned about Tankies, leftist subgroup who think old communist empires are awesome.
I mean, sure, that's why I say it was "more" about honoring rather than "just" :P Where I want to land is that the act of not-invading neutral ground wasn't the moral high ground like how we would see, the whole affair of pacts, alliances, trade deals, etc are far more complicated to just look at it in absolute moral stand points. I would love to discuss more about the whole 1940 debacle but I feel we would just derail more the thread
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Thread So I played Assassin’s Creed Origins. Now playing AC3 and there’s more story in the first twenty mins than all of Origins
The real problem of AC3 is the pacing and that, while the initial twist is good, it takes so damn long that it's easy to lose interest once you get to play as Connor and get yet more tutorials. This was the ending for the Desmond era, already the fifth main game, it wasn't really needed to have tutorials as Desmond, then Haytham, then Connor. AC Syndicate is the total opposite. Beggining is do damn fast, they care so little about the whole assasin's stuff, that it feels like "here, you are an assassin, go free London, have fun". Syndicate was pretty fun at least, but the formula was already repetitive, which in combination with the former, made me hard to care about what happened there. But Evie and some sequences were good enough to keep you plaing. Origins story took a while to grow up on me. It's one of those games where it's easy to have fun without caring much about anything.
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Thread Would Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren have defeated Trump in the election?
I think that any Democratic candidate would have beaten Trump because of Covid, BLM protests and so much more that has happened, and the fact that the election perspective wasn't about how good Biden is, but that Trump had to be beaten at all costs. Biden probably was a safer bet because of how he could reach to "moderates", while Bernie would have gotten socialism fearmongering so it would have been harder. Warren would have ended in between them I think. But again, since the whole election was about "we need to beat Trump", any of the main Democratic candidates would have done it.
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Thread Recently learned about Tankies, leftist subgroup who think old communist empires are awesome.
I think that, not just you, but a lot of times when looking at historic events as big as the whole World Wars period sometimes we overlook many things. The Nazis and the USSR were destined to collide, in the first place. This was so much a given that the Allies also tried to get a pact with the USSR during the Nazi appeasement phase of the pre-war. The only problem is that the USSR wanted Poland and continue restoring the parts of the Russian Empire that emancipated after WWI, and since the allies conceded already land to Nazi Germany, the USSR was not going to concede not taking Poland. The USSR signed the pact with the country that conceded what they wanted: Nazi Germany. It wasn't, in any talk, among the Allies, USSR, Nazi Germany, in whatever combination one may think, about ideological consensus. This is why whataboutism between the countries about who allied with who, for that time, it's pretty meaningless if you think about this away from the "black or white" perspective. We, knowing what the Nazis did, or the USSR did, or any involved country did, have a lot of hindsight and have another perspective about alliances, and I don't really think at that time the politicians were thinking in the same way, or believed that what ended happening would happen. Remember people even agreed to an Olympics in Nazi Germany, which they used for propaganda to keep a good image with the world and it actually worked even. So yeah, the USSR and the Nazis signed a Non-aggression pact. Because they knew they couldn't fight a war on more than one front. You see, they all knew they would collide, by "they" I mean all major powers involved. France was an even bigger force than Germany, ready from the start, the fact that later they were defeated is another story, but France was very much prepared for war against Nazi Germany. France and the British Empire just set a moment on which it would happen: the invasion of Poland. But even this was not that important for the allies. Remember the Phony War phase? France and the British Empire got to actual war once France was invaded, the declaration of war after Poland was more about honoring their pact. The British Empire even invaded and occupied neutral Iceland, and was just beated by Nazi Germany in occupying Norway by a couple of days. So invading neutral countries really isn't moral grounds in this context. I don't think the Allies wanted alliances with the USSR, or the other way around, because of them being "good guys", the fear of confrontation because of ideology was always there. They were common threats to each other. And that's the bigger thing. The inevitable war between the USSR and the Nazis was set on an ideological term, with or without pact. As some sort of confrontation between the western powers and the USSR, mainly stopped because of Nuclear disaster fear. It's easy to get this lost when dealing with the non-agression pact, historically speaking, it was them buying time before going to war with each other. Weirdly enough, Stalin did believe that Hitler would honor the document, despite everyone telling him, even the British Empire supplying information from the Enigma machines, that they would be invaded. But I digress. Ultimately, Nazi Germany did invade, and the command from Hitler was to be ruthless, because it was ideological war above all else. This is why Tankies aren't "right wing". Tankies are Stalinist, they defend Stalin, thinking that since his plans actually got the USSR to be a what it became, starting from an agrarian country, all the horrors were either justified (because, in tankie perspective, material history indicated that they were needed) or just imperial propaganda. A lot of tankies defend China or any left authoritarian country because they see the same justifications. The problem with equating Nazis to Communism based on what Stalin did is that it really overlooks that Communism wasn't by Stalin or the USSR. I don't think anyone can tell a Eastern European that they don't know what they talk about. The horrors of the USSR, specially the Stalin era, are very much historic fact. But Communism did took very different approaches in different places in the world. I can speak for myself, here in Chile, anti-communist sentiment, the idea of stopping the "Horrors of Communism in Europe", with a good chunk of help from the US, very much allowed thousands of people being murdered, tortured, kids to be kidnapped from their family, and a whole another can of horrors. Yeah, body count is low by comparison, but do we really want to start counting horrors as a way of measuring who's worse? Do we really want to relativice human rights so much? Nazism, as an ideology, is violent and racist from the very foundation. That's the biggest difference and why is wrong to equate it with Communism. Again, I cannot deny the horrors lived by others, I can speak for myself saying that Communists here are very much moderate and democratic, except when under Pinochet.
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Thread Having trouble with your backlog? Overwhelmed in times of quarantine? Let Era choose for you. First person to quote your post will decide your game!
I'd say go with Uncharted. It's the shorter of the bunch, but it's really really fun. I have been playing mostly FPSes, I want something else for in between, something I can say "ok, I'm gonna go 40 minutes or an hour of this to change", and play with controller (PC). Could be: Continue The Witcher (32 hours in, I have a lot of fun with it, but it may be better for longer sessions?) Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice Bayonetta Vanquish Watch Dogs 2 Spec Ops: The Line
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Thread Having trouble with your backlog? Overwhelmed in times of quarantine? Let Era choose for you. First person to quote your post will decide your game!
Hmm decisions decisions I guess I should go in this order. Hellblade is shorter, as is Spec Ops, while Watch Dogs is longer. I could play the first two, then proceed to the longer game
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Thread Don't Buy a "Gaming Chair" - Office Chair vs. Gaming Chair Round-Up & Review - GamersNexus
I bought a "gaming chair" in April, unknown brand, and it's mostly the same as any other one. Just much much cheaper. I'd love an office chair, but here they go way too expensive, like three times what I paid for the "racing" one. I know they're worth but you know what? I'm perfectly happy with what I have. It's really comfy, much more than I expected. It's just fugly, but eh
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Thread For those that were in the "trying to buy a PS5/next gen GPU" game this year, how did it go?
Looks like I won't be getting that 3060Ti in a while really lol It's all I care for right now. Maybe a Series S down the line and a PS5 in years from now. The Series S stock has been pretty ok here at least.
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Thread AEW wrestler Brodie Lee (FKA Luke Harper in WWE) has died
Holy shit, this one hits very hard :( I feel really bad for missing his last AEW run. I loved him as Harper, always felt underutilized, but I had already stopped watching wrestling when he came to AEW. What are the matches I must see in AEW?
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Thread Learning more about ray-tracing has affected the way I look at lighting IRL
Yeah. Crisp neon reflections after a rainy day it's real life eye candy. What technology is starting to achieve at consumer levels is really amazing. The calculations that have to take place so ray bounce in a natural way is nothing short of impressive
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Thread Will there ever be another GPU as popular as the GTX 1060?
If there was availability, the 3060Ti (probably the 3060 too) could take the spot. It costs more, sure, but it repeats what the 1060 was able to do: giving x80 level of performance at the next immediate gen
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Thread Hardware Unboxed claims Nvidia has banned them from receiving future FE samples because they did not focus much on Ray Tracing.
Yeah, friend, I think you are really missing the point here. First, which video - where RT is relevant - is purposely leaving RT or DLSS out? In addition, do you think reviews should ALL be RT/DLSS benches? Did games without these feature stop being a thing now? How many, percentage wise, games are right now RT vs no RT? Do you think RT games are disproportionately low on their videos? Plus, they, personally, considering that RT is not worth the performance hit, is it a minor opinion in the PC community? Maybe you'll say "yes" in terms of hardware reviews. If that's the case, is it a bad thing that a hardware media outlet approaches their reviews with that part of the community in mind? Now, it's not just Cyberpunk. They have done separate, dedicated videos about RT and DLSS for most big releases. WDL, Metro, SotTR, among others. Revisiting even. It's not "doing business". It's what they have always done. And, why would Nvidia has to manage to change their editorial opinion for it to be a shitty move by them? I really don't understand this reasoning. This is freakin' unethical! the problem. It's not just "not receiving a card", there are drivers, media information, many stuff tech channels already need to fulfill in order to be part of the or hellcoverage. They need it both in terms of the deal they have and for their own media coverage, they Nvidia is not necesarely at a loss here. You'd think that this is bad press so it'll hurt, but not on the current, dry, out-of-stock, market. This hurts HW. Which, as Linus said in their podcast, feels even EDIT: oh well, they reversed their decision. Good for HWU
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Thread Hardware Unboxed claims Nvidia has banned them from receiving future FE samples because they did not focus much on Ray Tracing.
But they don't ignore RTX. Never have, in fact just today there is a RTX + DLSS review with Cyberpunk, which means only Nvidia cards. They just, in their rightful opinion, say that RT is still not more important than overall performance. Nvidia with their wording is actually trying to editorialize . That's the problem here
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Thread DICE Teasing Battlefield 3 news?
I don't think a BF3 is coming. But we'll totally get news on a new Battlefield very soon I don't know if you follow JackFrags, but this guy put out some videos doing a retrospective of every battlefield. A couple of days ago he finished with Battlefield V, and the ending of the video pretty much confirms a new announcement soon. He must know by now.
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Thread Pokémon Community |OT| Reviving the Legend of Unova
Yeah, 1st and 2nd Gen are archaic, gen 2 (gold, silver, crystal) are less archaic and requires less grind, but it is still archaic. It's still one of the best in the series. Though, If you want, you should just probably jump into Gen 7 with USUM. Or, jump into Gen 5! also best in the series there
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Thread Pokémon Community |OT| Reviving the Legend of Unova
Reviving a little this thread... Anyone into VGC battling? I need to discuss, but every forum is kind of innactive (even if the sites themselves are active like Trainer Tower) Have you already picked Dialga/Palkia Codes? I haven't been able to pick one.
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Thread ICC asks for more evidence on Uighur genocide claims - there is still insufficient evidence to warrant opening a full scale investigation -
It would probably mean that Chinese government officials would not be able to stand in any country in where they could be arrested. If they would actually be arrested is another story
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Thread ICC asks for more evidence on Uighur genocide claims - there is still insufficient evidence to warrant opening a full scale investigation -
Even if arrested, that grants nothing. Pinochet was arrested then extradited to London, and from there back to Chile and got free. International Law is a very, very hard subject actually. It's not only lack of spine, and the political implications of arresting people from a superpower, but actually getting to arrest and condemn someone is a very lenghty and difficult process
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Thread Hardware Unboxed claims Nvidia has banned them from receiving future FE samples because they did not focus much on Ray Tracing.
It wasn't a lie. It also was clearly said in a "personal opinion" voice. I do care about RT and stuff, but many people doesn't. Since that was personal opinion, I imagine the "community commentary" have something to do with it
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Thread Hardware Unboxed claims Nvidia has banned them from receiving future FE samples because they did not focus much on Ray Tracing.
In their 3060Ti review they reviewed the card, but in the final conclusions they (I'm parapharasing) say that RT doesn't matter enough to be a deciding factor to recommend the card. It wouldn't be the first time they say something like that. It could have something to do with that.
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Thread WWE and AEW weekly ratings discussion
He's not some genius, but when stuff goes south he realizes he has to let other people do their thing. It's probably what they will do. The thing is, I don't think they expected this so soon. Neither did I, I thought this would happen when AEW started their weekly shows
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Thread Gamepass PC is a ticking time bomb that results in permanently lost HDD/SSD space unless you nuke windows
I had this problem with a MCC update. It requested me to redownload the entire game again after the error. I paused the download, turn on the PC at the next day and the download was nearly completed. The Xbox App usually doesn't give me problems, but it seems that when it does it's a big one
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Thread RTX 3060 Ti is launching this Wednesday (2-December-2020) at $399.99
Holy shit, some local store has them, most a bit above what I wanted to spend.... hhnngng However, there's ONE store with the absolute audacity to announce they are bringing the PNY model at the same price everyone else is selling the 3070 (around 900 USD). Folks are being mocked all over social media.
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Thread RTX 3060 Ti is launching this Wednesday (2-December-2020) at $399.99
Should be equal or a bit above in normal circumstances, but much better than both consoles with RT and DLSS enabled. I can only hope to get one. Needs to be in stock, within price exchange + import budget range, and the PC quick enough lol too many variables.
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Thread Have You Ever Had a Holiday Game Day?
2011 christsmas my brother gifted me MGS HD Collection for PS3. First time playing Peace Walker. 2008 Guitar Hero for PS2 with the guitar 2017 Pokemon Ultra Sun Those are the ones that stick the most in my memory, I usually don't get these holiday game day anymore, but because of the pandemic I might do it this time
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Thread Clash Royale |OT| Should I keep playing when I'm full on chests?
Congrats! I got to 4000 the other day, right at the begining of the season, and got a good welcoming by a lvl 12 with almost every card maxed out. It was a squash when 2x Elixir begun. I'm climbing again lol
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Thread Clash Royale |OT| Should I keep playing when I'm full on chests?
In reddit the community is really divisive. It seems that encourages P2W players, an argument I agree with, but I'm willing to give it a chance. So far, I do not like it too much. It should be with cards at tourney level. Also, matchmaking is awful, you get paired with decks at a clear disadvantage, which is usual in ladder, but when you have just one match? awful.
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Thread Steam Autumn Sale is live - What are you buying?
Y'all making so many good points. I'd be playing at 1080p so I know where I'm landingI'd be buying the base game. Game + season pass is still too pricey compared to the urge I have to play it, rather, I'd wait for the season pass to be cheaper. Perhaps I'd go for Hunt now and BL3 for the winter sale lol. Or may end up just buying both idk lol. Borderlands is a safer bet but Hunt looks so damn good
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Thread Steam Autumn Sale is live - What are you buying?
Undecided between Hunt: Showdown and Borderlands 3. Always liked Borderlands games, but Hunt looks so damn interesting. I would have no one to play them with though, at least for now. Will buy GTA Trilogy (mainly for GTA III for the Vita port), Doom classic coplete, Her Story, Disco Elysium and one of the other two mentioned games. Any recomendation between those two, or other that I should consider?
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Thread Watch Dogs Legion: PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X/ Series S - Graphics, Performance, Ray Tracing! |
It's funny because it's the same situation with Watch Dogs back in 2014. Both cross gen, looks last gen in some instances, but at night and rain it looks fantastic and very next gen
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Thread The Football team that I'm a fan of is probably gonna be relegated for the first time ever this year and I'm... Not Angry????
Because you don't follow them to make you feel like a winner. You follow because of many other reasons. Like if you were a part of the team
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Thread The Football team that I'm a fan of is probably gonna be relegated for the first time ever this year and I'm... Not Angry????
Colo Colo is the oldest (95 years) and most popular club in Chile, never in the B-League. Going down is like, I don't know, something that no one ever believed it could happen, and it may happen folks. Club even planted a rue plant behind the goals to spook bad spirits. I'm dead fucking serious. After they did, they won one match lol Colo Colo es Chile
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Thread Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series review thread
Pretty much. People is getting a 20 to 35% MORE for 50% LESS money, that huge. Imagine if they announce the 3080Ti in a few months, it's gonna be a higher jump even. If you have a 2080ti and were looking for reasons to burn money, bad luck, you don't need and can use that money for something more important. If you were on a 2080 or less, rejoice.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Hi! I know it isn't really a gaming laptop, but my girlfriend wants to play The Walking Dead Definitive Series that's on the Epic Store, but she has a Rzen 3 3200u with 4gb of ram. It should run looking at the minimum specs required, but does anyone have experience with this cpu/iGPU for smaller titles like this? The ram is pretty low anyway
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Thread I´m starting to feel a little buyers remorse (Xbox Series S)
He can't turn it on if he wants, however. We know that PC gives you more options, the point is that the Series S can do things his rig can't, and he doesn't want to upgrade, so the point is that the Series S is still a good purchase for 1080p and it's most likely that in time devs will take better advantage of the hardware and software of the console.
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Thread I´m starting to feel a little buyers remorse (Xbox Series S)
Yes, it's most likely than not that the Series S will perform better than your current gig at the moment. Devs still need to get a better grasp of the XS tools, the Zen 2 architecture is much better than the 6600k you have. The 1060 is still a much capable card for 1080p, but, for example, you can play Watch Dogs Legion at 1080p with Ray Tracing on the Series S, with much faster loading times, which you can't on your current PC.
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Thread Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition |OT| Castle Doctrine
Yeah, even on Moderate the game's difficulty is absolutely higher than vanilla AoE2. Not a bad thing, but you absolutely must learn to speed up, specially the economy managment and stuff. I'm enjoying it a lot
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Thread Uncharted: Drake's Fortune first launched on November 19, 2007--13 years ago today
I remember going to a Blockbuster with some friends. One took a game from the shelf and said "look, it's made by Naughty Dogs, they make good games", so we rented it. Oh god I loved U1. I still like it more over 2 and 3. Such a great series.
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Thread RTTP: Pokémon Sun & Moon's 4th Anniversary
I deeply loved S/M and US/UM. Loved the festivity feel of it, how fresh it is for a 20 year formula games, how great Pokemon designes where, how it shifted the VGC meta in 2017, etc. Really enjoyed those and yeah, I already feel nostalgic for them too. May re-play it
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Thread DF: Xbox Series S vs Xbox Series X Console Review: Can The Cut-down Console Cut It?
The only thing that makes me holding is the small SSD size. It's manageable, but still too small for a next gen size. For someone without a 4K display, the Series S is very attractive
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Can't get into a game today either. It's not the internet, something happens. Either I get a crash to desktop or I get an infinite loading screen. I'm repairing the game to check if that fixes it EDIT: So now it's downloading an extra 1.5 gb of data (the game was patched yesterday)
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Had a lot of fun playing Grand Operations. While far from perfect, I really enjoy that mode and I wish DICE improves and adds new Operations. The Hannut GO is by far the best one. Night Panzerstorm, then BT Panzerstorm with the epic rolling of tanks and Paks shooting, then the only way to Play Rush lol I also think that the Holland one is pretty fun too. Norway is ok, while the France one is meh and the Africa one is ok too
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
I think that the idea behind Grand Ops suits better a WW2 themed game. WW1 had more breakthourgh like-operations so the wave's are accurate (how many millions of people were just thrown to the meatgrinder of artillery and machineguns, it was disgusting). But it should be improved. Results of Day 1 and Day 2 hardly matter.
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
I liked the trailer. That weekend is a long weekend, so I'll play it a lot. This game has helped me a lot to relief pressure this days. About the Elites, yeah I don't think it's a very good idea right now, but you also paid for them. So if I paid for them, I would want to use them
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Grand Ops is sitting there to be improved and be an amazing experience, but it's the Firestorm of the core modes. Hey I liked Rush a lot. I'd be playing it quite a bit, but I won't be able this week. I got to the final nod and couldn't win three matches so there goes the skin. Wish Rush was permanent. I really like it and would play it more, but it's up the precise week this month I will not play lol
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
It really depends on the maps though. Breakthrough is generally amazing, but Hamada is not a fun map there. The first sector is horrible. But Hamada on Conquest is really fun (unpopular opinion, I know) Twisted Steel on Conquest bores me, as Arras, but on Breakthrough/Rush I have a lot of fun Panzerstorm is great on both. Al Sundan is fun on Conquest but great on Breakthrough Rotterdam is also fun in both modes, Rush too Narvik is better on Breakthrough than Conquest, Fjell is meh on conquest and apparently is something that exists on breaktrhough too
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
The only thing I miss from BF1 is the ambiance. It felt like a weird dream-like scenario (nightmarish, since it's a war), of feeling like half-awaken, I don't know if that describes it. Hey, by the way, what do you all think of the Madsen? We've barely talked about it. I actually like the gun, but as with the bren, I can't use guns with that huge magazine. I feel blind
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
All in all, BFV does feel like it needed more time in the oven. I wonder if we'll see a massive patch of tweaks, like 4.6 but bigger, by the end of the year. Last night I was playing Grand Operations (which is such a good idea left there... it's a great way of introducing storylines to a multiplayer game, oh well...) in Hannut. On Breakthrough as attackers, we were stuck on the second sector with tanks being behind. Ok, I use tanks and say, fuck this we gotta push right? People are complaining about tanks camping and stuff. Well, turns out that infantry just didn't support. Went in with a Tiger 1, flank, get some Supports spawning with me, I request repairs, throw smoke, get to cover... nothing. As soon as something gets to me, they just ran away. Fuck it, went the other way with the Panzer IV, spamming flares trying to get an open path... infantry don't push so I get mowed by either a swarm of assaults or the heavy tanks that can't be taken down because no one repairs our own heavy tanks. I know that vehicle gameplay isn't the best in this game, but people can't seem to understand that vehicles need repairs, that not repairing them reinforces the idea of tanks camping because it's a shorter trip to the stations.
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Oh it's ranking time? BF4 > BFV > BF3 > BF1 > Never played Hardline. I could easily see BFV as the top spot if they do make it better.Maybe I shouldn't ask this, but, Are you personally ok? I don't know, but reading you sometimes makes me wonder that. I mean I know in the internet there's a lot of hyperbole, but I rather just ask. To me, what really BFV lacks to make it a better experience, leaving the actual core problems, is the presentation. It feels half cooked against BF4 and specially BF1. The ambiance, the music, the menus... there is a lot to be desired.That would be great, but I think that the announcers could do with some rework.. again linking it to the presentation.
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Well, I do have to give props to DICE for representing the world wars. World War 1 was indeed a spam of artillery, poison gas, death by long machineguns and sniper, where rushing objectives was futile World War 2 was the land of the Machine Guns and being impaled by tanks and planes. Well, tanks aren't that good, but you get the idea. /s
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Don't worry, the same people that complains about not enough content, will do the Underground 24/7 playlist when RSP arrives I feel like this thread has me like I cannot hate Op. Underground, sorry Battlefield, I have failed you. Anyway, I had a question for everyone here. What's your opinion on the Rotation? It basically groups small maps -> medium maps -> big maps -> medium maps -> small maps Do you like it? I kind of wish I could go from Rotterdam to Al Sundan to Mercury to Op. Underground or something more mixed
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
It's liked it's a clusterfuck. I am enjoying the map even though I'm a vehicle player, I think that Al Sundan and Panzerstorm are the best BFV maps, but I still enjoy the stupid chaos of Op. Underground and better balanced maps like Devastation or Rotterdam. Op. Underground is better than BF3's Metro on Conquest, but Rush on Metro was insanely good. It managed to turn me from a CoD fan into a BF fanNot many sadly. EA sent it out to die. It should be F2P. I like it better than other BRs because it's a simpler experience.
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
Yes, it's understandable. I really do. Metro was a huge change for Battlefield, I guess I did like it because it was a map created with a lot of focus on console (I played it on PS3), so having only 24 players didn't felt as claustrophobic and as mindless as it really is. It left room for strategy when taking M-COMs down, so I guess that's why once I bought the full game I was so happy playing Caspian Border, Teheran, Seine Crossing.. etc That said, I enjoy Op. Metro, or Underground, more, as part of the mix but hate the 24/7 servers. I hate them because they have way too much fucking tickets and it goes on and on... I like as a attack/defend BT (or Rush), and then go on to another map. It gets too repetitive even with all the fun I have.
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Thread Battlefield V |OT2| Empire of the Soon
The title is perfect. Even when the Pacific drops, I'll be waiting for the Eastern Front sooooo I'll be on the "soon" side until that one arrives More Op. Underground matches... god I love it. Seriously, I'm a big open vehicle BF player, but I'm having so much fun using the tommy gun.
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Thread I might lose followers over this, but it needs to be said. I find it extremely disrespectful when people don’t stand for the national anthem...
I might lose followers over this, but it needs to be said. I find it extremely disrespectful when people don’t stand for the national anthem. As soon as you hear you need to be OUT of your fucking seat.
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Thread First time Gamepass subscribers what's your first impressions so Far?
PC Gamepass since about a month ago or something like that. I'm actually positively overwhelmed. I have a couple of games installed that I reguarly play, with some more that I want to play... and games just keep coming. Recently Deep Rock Galactic was added and ugh, I really want to dig into that but I'm already playing some other stuff so yeah. The value of this thing is incredible
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Thread PC players, how much time have you been investing in the Xbox Store/Game Pass compared to Steam?
Honestly, I don't have a "main plattform". It's all about the game I'm gonna play. Now that Apex Legends is on Steam, I'm barely using Origin though. Answering the question, I am using the Xbox app more because of gamepass and the games I'm playing there, but I still use a lot the other launchers
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Thread Is this generational leap bigger than the last?
I think these questions are better answered after a bit, we're still quite hyped for the new consoles - and for good reasons. Last time the jump was significant in terms of stable framerates and IQ, now its higher framerates and IQ, buuuut SSDs whew. I'm inclined to say it's the now, but I don't know.
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Thread RX 6800 ($579)/6800 XT ($649)/6900 XT ($999) launch on Nov 18/Dec 8
We still don't know. Supposedly the RTX 3060 should be aroun 2080 levels of performance. The 5700XT was already 2070 Super equivalent, so I think that AMD will have a good competitor in this area. Mid-range battles are always good
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Thread AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Reveal |OT| Hey. Listen! Choo! Choo!
My theory is that Nvidia kept the Vram as tight as possible in order to keep the cost down. Gamer Nexus reports that partners are having a hard time staying in line with the MSRP so it seems that with everything going on in the world, it's hard to stay within acceptable pricing range. This is not to say that the Vram is not enough. Will it keep being enough? We don't know, and can't really know for sure. AMD always aims for higher Vram which usually gives a bit more longevity to their cards, but they'll all be fine.
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Thread Disc-based backwards compatibility games on Series X require internet connection for one time activation(?) before they will work
Are there Disc Only BC titles, right? Like Battlefield Bad Company 1? How does it work there?
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Thread World Leaders React to Biden becoming President
What he said ends up being worse than just a stupid comment like the SS slogan one. He's saying that Biden and his government "shares values like human rights defense". Like, dude, Piñera has 4 or 5 international reports of Human Rights violation under his administration, people has been in jail for a year without proper trial after last year protests, etc.
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Thread World Leaders React to Biden becoming President
No worries, it didn't came up as insensitive. This guy has said and done so many stuff ranging from stupid to plain evil that it wouldn't have surprised me if he'd said something like MAGA either. But, as always, he always finds a way to be an even worse piece of shit.
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Thread PC Gaming ERA | November 2020 - Orange has been ejected
Honestly it kinda (?) makes sense considering that the 3060/3060ti are rumored to be around and over 2080 performance. This bracket is going to be the new mid range. It still demanding too much for a cross gen game I think.
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Thread Assassins Creed Vallhala is 1440P/30FPS on Series S
I think that this also depends on design choices and it's not something by default. Targeting 1080p or 1440p at the very same graphical settings of a Series X/PS5 demands much less resources. We really, really can't know how the Series S will age having this as perspective. There's no denial that both PS5 and Series X are absolute beasts, but they needed to be these beasts in order to deliver 4K, 60/120fps at such high graphical fidelity. The Series S has a much lower target and it all depends on the design choice, budget and time the devs are given to optimize for it.
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Thread President-Elect Joe Biden November 7th Speech Thread
Got to say this: as a foreigner, I'm never not amazed at the fact that the USA always makes stuff bigger than life. President AND VP both being introduced with entrance music, and all? I dig it. It's even fun to watch.
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Thread Xbox Series S Reviews
It's a console made for budget-restrained consumers or as secondary machine. Storage size is small to keep cost down, but I also think MS didn't create this console thinking that people will hold many games on this machine. The idea is that you may buy a PS5, Switch or a PC, yet you still are within an Xbox related system (Game Pass or Series S). Since you have a way to play most games, you'd only need the storage for the few games you'd play on this system. As for your question, it does output 4K video. Check the MVG review
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Thread PS5 OS introduces Game Presets. System wide preferences for Performance modes, difficulty, Camera view and Subtitles/Audio
System level customization is always awesome but tha default Audio/Subs makes me so happy. There are dozens of us who have been asking for a feature like this for ages.
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Thread AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Reveal |OT| Zen 3 Go Brrr
Hmm, I'm basically building an almost entire new PC. That said, I could get the 3700x cheaper than the 5600x, specially factoring in the import fees. That would increase the 5600x a lot more I think, so I'm gonna check reviews and make a better informed decision. Specially with games that uses more cores and all stuff
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Thread PC questions that don't really deserve their own thread.
I made a thread about this, but will post it here for notoriety and probably get the help I need I've been using a Dualshock 4 while playing on PC for a while now. It worked both wired and via bluetooth with no issues using DS4Windows, right up until a couple of days ago. For some reason, it stopped being detected by the bluetooth USB dongle. When wired, it is recognized by the PC, and works natively and via DS4Windows, no issues. But when trying to pair it via bluetooth, it just doesn't show up. No single bluetooth device is detected, At first, when the problem started and when wired, the DS4 was detected as an "audio device". Resetting the controller and reinstalling it solved it, but still no bluetooth. Took the DS4 to the PS4, and it works wirelessly there. Pair it with the phone, it works. Took the bluetooth dongle to another PC, and it works well detecting devices. So far, I've tried: - Uninstalling the devices, reinstalling them - Troubleshooting, it solved a "radius problem", but it didn't change anything - Updating drivers both manually and automatically to the latest drivers. - Updating windows - Running services.msc, locating bluetooth support service and restarting it, leaving it in automatic Googling the problem, these are the solutions that pop out. Others aren't really like my problem, but they also didn't work. As I said, both devices worked fine before, and works in other PC/PS4, so I really don't know what happened. HALP, Era, HALPThe fan is probably out of it's axis when spinning at a higher speed, have you checked them? Also check if any screw is not totally in its place, if you haven't already
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Can't make a thread, and this is the only place I think I can make this question.. So I am playing through all Bioshock Games. Started with Bioshock 1 on PS3 (I know, I know), since I got the Rapture collection a loooong time ago, and I don't want to buy the collection for PS4. The question is now about Bioshock 2. I have it for PS3 with all DLC, the regular version on Steam, and the Remastered with Minerva's Den on Steam too. My PC is a i7-4770, 8 gb of Ram but haven't been able to buy a graphics card, so it has the Intel HD 4600 that is integrated. Question is, which version will look, play and run better? Wish I could create a thread, since is a little bit more than just PC
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Thread Red Dead Redemption II PC performance thread
I think I'll wait to see the DF video on it. I don't know if it's bad optimization or the game is really that demanding with the higher options being REALLY higher options I already have it on PS4, so if I can't get either significant IQ and/or performance improvements, there's little reason to buy it
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Thread Call of Duty Mobile |OT| Boots on the ground on a phone
Even in Ranked, sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's not. I went a couple of matches losing, being 9-6, 13-9, like that. Then the next match I went 34-5 being MVP with 4000 points, while the second player had like 800 points lol
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Thread Living in country where being a left and socialist/Communist is a word you should never spoke
Well, yeah, I was talking more about how society and the people sees socialists/communists. How the State treats oppositors is different. They don't really touch politicians, but dictatorship-like laws are a reality and a lot of people is in jail because of them, even without proper trials. Human Right violantions happen to this day with barely any justice being served.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - No ERAmos tan weones...
I think that JAK won't be able to become president. His whole deal was with the plebiscite, as a Rechazo leader, but now the guy just dissapeared. Didn't you noticed how his whole twitter squad of bots turned into a full on Piñera and Mañalich defense force? He was becoming irrelevant, so he's now another oficialist guy. A 0 on the left. Even Sebastian Izquierdo is done. Lavin on the other hand, is the darling and their only hope.
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I don't think that people will forget big companies retiring their profits while not paying wages, or ENEL increasing the bills during the pandemic, etc. It's hard to know if there is gonna be a "estallido", but stuff will happen again, I'm pretty sure. But it will encounter fierce opposition, both in right wing parties as with some people. It will be a heavy moment in history, akin to those of the 1920/30s in Europe
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Cross posting from the COVID thread Enrique Paris po weon, un antivacunas. Diría que hubiese sido mejor opción Karla Rubilar dado que también es médico pero tiene un caracter mucho más conciliador, pero después de ponerle el pecho a las balas del instructivo por las cajas de alimentos de hecho ni siquiera debería estar donde está
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Mi vida, salvo las restricciones sigue alternadamente normal. Día por medio en la oficina, de por si no solía salir mucho, y mis horarios siguen igual. Pero no he visto a mi polola en dos meses y probablemente sean unos 4 o 5 más. Así que ahí esta mi vida a medias normal, a medias anormal.
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It's really hard to know for sure. On the one hand, you see people like Luksic going full force into propaganda machine with his Canal 13, having Lavin there every day, with Cubillos, Schalper, etc. people that are really shit in their logic, but are good propaganda talkers. On the other, people like Kast have turned silent going into government cheerleaders. So, it's really like the Right has done what they always do right: unite because there is a bigger threat. At the same time, there are talks of the government going to actually drop their program in favor of reaching a consensus with the right-lite (PS, DC, PPD). This is not just out of benevolence: government politics are just so out of touch with public sentiment, that it's much better to make concessions are reach a deal that might not be what they want but allows the political class to maintain the Status Quo, than risking another outrage. You also have yet another left coallition forming, basically everyone BUT the Nueva Mayoria + PC, to create an answer to the pitifuly called "Pacto Nacional". There is a panic mode in sight. But know how the people are really feeling it's hard since all you can see are either the algorithmic bubble of social media or our own feelings and fears.
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Lo que me preocupa es la gente que se prepara todo el año para las fondas y es casi su sustento participar de eventos así. Hace un par de años hubo temporal en esas fechas y gente humilde perdio toda su inversion. Me dio ene lata ese año, fui al sur y ver que les pasó eso me dio un nudo en la guata. Prefiero mil veces viajar para allá a gastar que acá en Santiago, pero este año no habrá nada de nada, y quizás es para mejor en un tema sanitario. Hay gente que se irá realmente a la chucha este año, es realmente preocupante que haya gente que diga que "no deben depender del Estado" si hay una fucking pandemia en curso
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Weirdly enough, I've had little to no issues with VTR. Two times I got a disconnection solved by resetting the Router, and for some days in april I had shit internet speed. Other than that, nothing. VTR usually don't give me problems, but when it does, it does in a shitty way. But for now, everything's okay... *knock knock* on wood.
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Me pasó eso con la PS3, tengo ene juegos físicos ahí, ahora la mayoria que tengo en las distintas plataformas son digitales (Especialmente ahora que le doy más al PC que a la PS4). De todos modos me da wea comprar digital sabiendo lo fragil de ser "propietario" de licencias y no productos. ¿La dura nunca habías comido dobladitas? Recuerdo cuando chico, cuando iba en el liceo, había un negocio cerca donde vivía (Maipú) que hacía las mejores dobladitas que he comido en la vida. Era como comer la masa de la empanada cuando está perfecta
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Thread went silent. Como les va en estos días? Hoy harto frio y lluvia en Santiago, justo me tocó turno. Para no hablar del elefante de la habitación Finalmente, hace semanas, me compré la silla "Gamer" que logré pillar, y la verdad es que es bastante cómoda. Estéticamente no me gusta mucho (Dragster GT400), y si bien no es perfecta en sus dimensiones, el 99% del tiempo estoy más comodo que la chucha, como que siempre pillas como ajustarte a como quieres estar. Lo que si, el material no es transpirable así que F en Verano
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Privates have to put beds for public use, but so far it has been a percentage of what they could add. When they speak of total beds available, they speak of both the public and those the privates let to be used by the public system. There is an administrator that coordinate this (who, by the way, is a shareholder of Clinica Las Condes and was administrator there too). In any case, beds in RM are virtually at full capacity, both private and public. I don't know how billing is working for covid cases, because normally in Fonasa you still get charged depending on your income (separated in A,B,C, etc.) I think B tier covers up to 80% of expenses. But for Covid, I don't really know.. If there is a bed avaliable in Clinica Las Condes, and you are lucky, you could get sent there and Fonasa would cover the same as in the public system. As far as I know at least
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La verdad no sé que otro país no contaba los asintomáticos. Por protocolo del Minsal, no se testeaba gente sin síntomas, a pesar de que hace harto rato se dice que al menos un 50% de los contagios del mundo no los presenta. Tampoco es algo nuevo. Respecto a los muertos, dudas hay: No es poco común, China, Nueva York, entre otros, han ido re-testeando fallecidos. Lo que si concuerdo es que mientras el sistema de salud no colapse, estamos bien, después de todo si son aguas desconocidas para todos. Lo malo es que cuando colapse probablemente haya podido ser evitable en algun punto en nuestra linea temporal.
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Yo diría que es al revés, las medidas que ha adoptado el gobierno no han sido muy bien planteadas pero la ejecución - paradójicamente - ha contenido algo que podría estar mucho peor (Aunque tal parece que si lo es en contagios) en cuanto al número de fallecidos. Su comunicación es pauperrima, confusa, con dobles discursos, etc. Pero las cuarentenas sectorizadas han permitido controlar el avance sin cerrar todo de golpe. así que ahí hay un equilibrio que no sé por cuanto tiempo más se pueda tener. En lo demás, toda la razon, nada que decir. Es terrible la situación para el comercio informal y ver a Lavin aplaudiendo por abrir el Apumanque, viendo que la primera persona en entrar es de la tercera edad... qué chucha po. A todo esto, pa seguir con el otro malo, soy bastante malo para beber alcohol la verdad. Muy de vez en cuando alguna cerveza, soy más asiduo a otras sustancias aunque he disminuído bastante el consumo desde que todo esto inició. Quizá hoy compre alguna cerveza. Es fin de semana largo y weas
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Nothing is working as it should. That's it, that's how Chile always had been and it will show. We can only say Chile works when you look where it's worse, but that's unfair really. Y'all better be taking double care of yourselfs now. It will be even more dangerous going out Yep, that's how you do it. Either that way or with Boacompra, both work similarly. If you have the Visa Debito Cuenta Rut, you can also buy directly using Visa.
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Es definitivamente positivo. También nos hace tener una película más amplia. Definitivamente también podríamos estar mucho peor, así que aún aguantamos. Espero que el invierno nos haga colapsar nada más. La mortalidad va en 1.5% eso si, eso me preocupa
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Toda la situación me provoca unos conflictos enormes. Creo que básicamente nada está funcionando como debiese. En la Radio ADN entrevistaban gente haciendo fila para el mall, resulta que varios iban con los cabros chicos, pero iban (o decian) a ver computadores para las clases online, dado que comprando por internet los plazos de entrega son como de dos meses, o hay problemas con las plataformas, o la post-venta no funciona y tienes que ir presencial, etc Y a eso, añadele los pelotudos que no tienen nada mejor que hacer. Ni los sistemas de internet funcionan Ni el gobierno da mensajes claros Ni la gente se lo toma con la seriedad necesaria Ni hay fórmulas para evitar que la gente tenga necesidad de salir Esto último es lo peor. No recuerdo que diputado de Chile Vamos era, en la discusión de la renta de emergencia para independientes, decía que no podian dar más de las 280 lucas para familia de 4 personas porque "El Estado no debe darles todo, el Estado debe sólo ayudar para que la gente tenga lo mínimo para salir a ganarse el pan". Qué ceguera ideológica estamos viviendo. Y una oposición inexistente donde apenas hay esbozos de una propuesta con lo de la renta básica de emergencia. Todo esto ha contribuido a que en Chile no existan las condiciones para hacer cuarentenas de verdad. A pesar de que sí existen los pre-requisitos, a pesar de que sí existen personas capaces de idear fórmulas. Pero por un tema político-ideológico no se hace, ni se hará. Piñera es Maduro de Derecha en ese sentido. Y la mayor evidencia de que esas condiciones no están, tanto gubernamentales como individuales, es que un cambio en la metodología te arroja una realidad peor de la que veníamos viendo. La tasa de mortalidad está baja aún, ¿pero cuánto más se aguantará? Más encima viene el invierno. Estamos hasta el loly, básicamente. Y ahí estoy viendo comprar un mousepad para cuidar mi muñeca al jugar Apex Legends. Puta el juego entrete con amigos, la cagó. Esta era es muy bizarra.
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Lo que ocurre es que tenemos un numero de testeos irregular. Sin embargo, en 6 días continuos, todos los días son más de 400 casos nuevos (incluso 500 casos nuevos), a pesar de que hay días en que se han hecho menos test. Según las cifras conocidas, no tenemos explosividad o exponencialidad, por ese lado bien, pero si hay un aumento constante por pequeño que sea. En 24 hrs, 28 nuevos conectados a ventilador, lo que es preocupante. Chequea estos dos hilos:
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Según el último informe (Del 25, unos días atrás), La Florida tiene 82 casos activos, pero la tasa de incidencia es de 20 dada la cantidad de habitantes. Se supone que el criterio es superar la tasa de 30 sobre 100 mil habitantes, pero ahí tienes comunas como Renca, Recoleta, etc. que sobrepasan los 40 y aún nada. Así que tampoco descartaría un tema político o social ahí. Eso o hay info que nadie más sabe. Informe:
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El Consejo asesor el otro día sugurio un nuevo criterio para el conteo de casos: separar los asintomáticos de los demás. Mágicamente, en un día ahora tenemos 770 casos nuevos, sólo que 250 son asintomáticos. Super plana la curva. Pensemos ahora en cuantos son en realidad si el criterio fuese ese desde el día 1
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Llevamos días con una tendencia al alza en casos nuevos, críticos y muertos, y aún así insisten en hacernos creer la cifra de recuperados Hace catorce días los contagiados eran 7525 eso fue el 13 de abril. Los muertos al día de hoy 198 7525-198 = 7327. Justo la cifra de recuperados de hoy. Un chiste.
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Yo creo que es más bien un loophole para o bien evitar que la gente haga el trámite (por ejemplo, conveniente en post venta y patear garantías) o forzar a que mantener abierto comercio y servicio esté justificado (soy mal pensado, pero la verdad no veo mucha buena fe hoy en día)A propósito, en realidad la muni no tiene nada que pueda hacer. es super poco el poder real que tienen los municipios. Es irónico, porque en la ideología Chilena, el Estado no se tiene que hacer cargo de ciertas cosas administrativas, por ejemplo, el manejo de la educación pública, lo cual queda a merced del presupuesto de cada municipio. Pero cuando vieron que los Municipios querían cerrar comercios, y tomar medidas ellos, al tiro se resolvió en contraloría que ellos no tienen esas facultades
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No, I don't think so. I really wanted to use it being in the south on vacation, but couldn't. There was a Cloud service called Gloud, I don't know if it still exist, it was pretty much a Netflix of videogames, with servers on Chile and Argentina. Never tried it though
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Después de una larga discusión, llegamos a lo mismo. El punto medio es realizar turnos éticos, así que eso haremos. Se entiende que la empresa tiene que funcionar (todos queremos eso, de hecho, la crisis aún no nos pega así que bien por el momento), el tema es que no se puede ser inflexible en una pandemia. Así que se avanzó y se logró algo que nos deja a todos bien. Ahora la wea tiene que funcionar si, si no, cagamos. Hoy estoy acá, soy un "heroe" viendo memes y posteando en ERA ¿Cómo te fue? La verdad no cacho ningún técnico de confianza. ¿No te inicia absolutamente nada?
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Las cuarentenas y los cierres forzados han ocurrido incluso hace siglos, en situaciones mucho peores que las actuales. Sé, comprendo y comparto que la situacion en muchos lugares es compleja, pero si es necesario, se tiene que hacer. Si esto fuese una situación de revuelta política general, te aseguro que nos tendrían a todos en la casa con milicos en cada esquina. Es preferible apelar a la responsabilidad civil, pero debe ir acompañada de medidas desde el gobierno central. El problema es que no tenemos forma de saber si es necesario o no. Las soluciones para problemas como el abastecimiento/ingresos se pueden encontrar. Hay mútliples académicos con propuestas para financiar un ingreso universal de emergencia, etc.
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Por acá las ramitas de queso y luego chuparse los dedos. Para papas con sabores y en base a distintas papas, recomiendo las TIKA, son producción nacional. Las conocí cuando mi liceo cago para el terremoto del 2010 y nos movieron a un establecimiento donde operaban distintas empresas. Todas esas empresas fueron reubicadas salvo una que operó un par de meses más ahi: Tika. Nos dieron un par de veces papas por aguantar el olor de la producción (no olía mal, al menos).
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Resulta que la empresa nos va a sacar salvoconductos a todos los que estemos con cuarentena sin distinguir entre personal esencial y no esencial. Nos quieren a todos acá porque si. Por lo que estoy cachando además, alguna movida hicieron, porque hace un par de semanas no podian sacar por no calificar como empresa esencial. En el SII los giros son otros a los que califican.
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Se supone que estar en o cerca del 40 de tasa de incidencia es el criterio, pero también entran varios criterios socioeconómicos que evaluán caso a caso, se supone. Ahora leía que algunos plantean que el Peak será entre agosto y noviembre, onda justo pal plebiscito, lo que son las coincidencias.
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I guess it's a mix of always doing what you want no matter what, being able to do it without issue, and also what are you gonna do, fine them? Fines means legal for rich folks. They have a helicopter, they can pay the freaking fines. That's even if they are fined, because "my father's a general" and everything's solved.
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Basically, yes. If your average of past months is 400.000, you get 280.000 So if you have 300.000 saved, then you'll get 280.000, leaving you with 20.000 saldo. Then the solidarity fund gets into action for the second month, when they'll pay you 50% of your past income. If you made 400.000, you'll get 200.000 (20.000 from you, 180.000 from the fondo solidario) AFAIK, cedulas now extended they expire date. If yours expires/expired during 2020, it's valid until 2021. As for the password, I don't know if you need the one from the registro civil of if it is a different one. If it is a different one, then I don't know, if it's the same as the registro civil, try going to the page and click "forgot my password", they may sent you instruction to your mail which gives you one without going to registro civil.
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Ayer tiraron el Septimo Informe Epidemiologico, donde "actualizaron" la forma de tomar la estadística. Ahora está la "tasa de incidencia acumulada", y la "tasa de incidencia activa", así como los "contagiados totales" y los "contagiados actuales", que serían los totales menos los que, a criterio del Minsal, están recuperados. No entendía por qué hacer esto, o si era buena idea, pero ahora escuchando a Mañalich todo calza: con la tasa de incidencia contada como estaba antes, se justificaba cuarentenas en varias comunas. Pero con la "activa", no se justifica... Me da una desconfianza enorme la verdad, me encantaría tener seguridad en que esto sea lo mejor, pero no la tengo.
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En teoría, es buena idea tener cuarentenas así para así no colapsar el comercio, sueldos, etc. (especialmente bajo la doctrina económica chilena). El problema es que un 50% de los contagios son asintomáticos, por lo tanto, la idea de que estás manejandolo es completamente ilusoria. Hay un estudio de la U de Chile que indica que las cuarentenas de la región metropolitana son una obligación si no queremos llegar a los 100 mil casos, y que se podría hacer de forma estratégica como lo hace el ministerio de salud. El problema es que ese estudio se hace en base a los datos que entrega el Minsal, los cuales son escuálidos y te hacen llegar a esa conclusión necesariamente. Hablaba con amigos biologos, estadísticos, etc para saber su opinión, y eso es lo mismo que dicen, el problema básicamente radica en que no se puede hacer un peer-review de las decisiones del gobierno porque no entregan los datos. A eso además añadele que, al parecer, ni siquiera son medidas recomendadas por su propio comité de expertos en epidemias. Es decir, suena super bien - y ojalá sea la estrategia correcta, de verdad deseo que sea así. Pero no me genera confianza. Mañana deberían anunciar nuevas comunas en cuarentena. Veremos si San Miguel entra, todo indica que debería.
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Tienes razón, pero yo no descartaría que haya menor control policial. El clasismo es bien fuerte todavía. De todos modos, es cierto que las condiciones de hacinamiento y económicas son un factor importante. También debe ocurrir que buena cantidad de personas viviendo en esas comunas pueden trabajar desde casa (si es que es necesario incluso). Los trabajadores independientes son los más afectados en todo esto.
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Yo igual quiero creer lo mismo, pero dentro de todo, los muertos no mienten: llegamos al 1.2% de letalidad. Los números de contagiados dependen enormemente de la capacidad de testeo, los muertos no dependen de eso. Hace una semana estábamos en el 0.6% (alabados por una periodista de la BBC por tener menos letalidad que Alemania). Quiero saber qué chucha dice el consejo asesor. Le he mandado preguntas a contraloría a ver si se puede oficiar para publicar las actas, pero no tengo respuestas
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Related:Hay gente que no entiende no más. Está la pura zorra y creen que sus juegos son prioridad. Por otro lado, en mi búsqueda de una silla, resignándome a comprar una de esas weas "gamer" me encontré que en todos lados están agotadas. Salvo en una tienda: en zona de cuarentena... que probablemente vuelvan a atender el Lunes lmao Busqué weas ergonómicas de oficina, pero ninguna me convence en el mismo rango de precios así que meh, tengo una semana pa decidir, si no me quedaré sentado en un banquillo quizás cuanto tiempo
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Cacha que un paciente se escapó del Hospital de Talcahuano. Está la pura cagá y hay que armarse de aguante como sea. Hoy los casos subieron 293. Lo más probable es que con los miles de testeos diarios, 300 es como el numero máximo que podemos detecta (leí que teniendo entre un 5 a 7% de positivos, se deberían hacer 6000 testeos diarios para dar con los al rededor de 300). Así que estariamos ahí basicamente, viendo por varios días un numero así
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jajajja, yo cacho que todos vamos a tener esa mala cuea de uno u otro modo. De todos modos, es medio absurdo que retail como Easy o Homecenter no pueda funcionar. Imagina un caso más grave y estás en cuarentena, ¿como lo arreglas? Se te inunda la casa por dos semanas o dos meses, pero en fin, los trabajadores están más a salvo ¿No tienes ninguna ferretería relativamente cerca que la atienda sus dueños? Imagino que esas funcionan
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Se actualizó, al 31 de Marzo, la información por comuna, por si quieren echarle un ojo y cachar como están. Dentro del link está (otro link) el pdf con la información completa. Donde trabajo, San Miguel, tiene la tasa más alta de las comunas sin cuarentena. Es cosa de tiempo para que llegue acá. Mi comuna se duplicó en dos días
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Los trabajadores con contrato también estamos cagados. La Dirección del Trabajo determinó que ninguna de las partes están obligadas a cumplir los contratos, lo que quiere decir que ni el trabajador puede ser obligado a trabajar - o despedido - ni tampoco el empleador debe pagarte nada. Puede pagarte una parte del sueldo si cumples labores de manera parcial, pero no está obligado a hacerlo. 0 protección para la clase trabajadora. 0
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Como siempre, las cosas pasan en un mal momento, la silla de mi escritorio está empezando a morir Hace rato vengo viendo comprar una, pero está tan incierto el futuro que está complicado. Además he buscado sillas más "ejecutivas" que cumplan con la ergonomía y prestaciones de las sillas "xxXXXGamerxxXXx" sin esos diseños que están sólo para atraer la vista y hacer más caro el producto. Más encima ni cagando puedo ir a probar alguna ahora. No sé si la silla aguante una semana o dos meses, pero en fin, ahí veremos que se hace.Ah, totalmente. Hay un desdén enorme pensando que es "sólo" un resfrio, la tasa de contagio es tan alta que aunque no te pase nada, más de alguien muere por tu irresponsabilidad. Ayer caché que según un estudio británico, hasta el 50% de contagios incluso no presenta síntomas, lo que lo hace aún más peligroso. Por lo mismo, aunque no sirva de mucho para prevenir contagios, yo igual salgo con mascarilla... si llegase a tener la wea, al menos asi´no voy esparciendo bichos a otros
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Lo mejor es hacerte un horario escrito y respetarlo como hueso santo. Según leí, algunos tips son como: - Vestirte para trabajar (hay un efecto psicológico en prepararte antes de empezar) - Determinar horas intermedias de descanso, sea 15 minutos cada dos horas o lo que sea - Respetar el horario que haces, hacerlo rutina Pero tomalo con un grano de sal, yo aun estoy en la oficina porque si
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Cuarentena en algunas comunas de Santiago Ojo, si conocen o tienen algún familiar que trabaja en casa particular, avisenles que no están considerados como trabajo esencial. No pueden obligarlos a trabajar, ni sacar permisos para que vayan, ni despedirlos por no ir
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Es weno weno, tomó bien en cuenta las criticas del 2016 y aplicaron hartas cosas para que no se vuelva repetitivo el loop. La historia no me convence, como que muchas cosas si las quieres entender tienes que leer el codex, lo que te pone a decir "qué chucha hago leyendo en Doom", pero es ignorable siendo Doom. Voy en el 4to nivel si, dicen que el juego agarra bueno después. Al menos para mi, el gameplay es excactamente lo que debe ser
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Ah si está claro que están haciendo campaña. Pero podís hacer campaña saliendo en matinales como Lavin, haciendo política como Sharp, o en polémica farandulera como Barriga. En cualquier caso, está directamente diciendole al ministro que oculta información, siendo oficialista, no es pa menos. Tampoco la voy a aplaudir, pero cuando el rio suena... Yo quedé con todas las ganas de ir a comer Ramen. Habíamos quedado con mi polola de ir en abril, ahora quizás pa cuando será (y si es que habrá plata para entonces)
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It's a sure thing that the economy will be fucked, what's sad to see is that basically close to 0 help is being worked to self-employment workers that will not be able to receive income during this time. There are economic plans to hold the economy as a whole, but it will be harder in the next months and there will not be any back up plan anymore. I don't know if it was the best idea doing it so fast to save the companie,s that had no emergency funds despite having the means to do it, knowing that the situation will be even worse later. But I'm not an expert so there's that.
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Cathy Barriga ayer dice que habia otra persona fallecida por COVID en Maipu Hoy Mañalich dice que ella miente porque murio de otra cosa Barriga responde desde el funeral diciendo que tiene el certificado de defunción y que el gobierno oculta informacion Qué despelote más grande que desde el propio oficialismo pase eso
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Mi liberación de estrés está en el Doom Eternal, juego culiao intenso. Ayer la reunión de la mesa social me había dado algo de esperanza, sabiendo que estan escuchando a los medicos y los académicos, pero ahora el despelote no se hizo esperar. Ayayay, salvanos Doom Slayer.
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Acá yo creo que hay un tema con Cristian Larroulet, el principal asesor de Piñera (mentor de Blumel, no por nada el es ministro del interior y Vicepresidente), porque entre los mismos ministerios hay una tensión y descoordinación increíble. A ratos pareciera que Briones se "esfuerza" y hace lo que puede y que ni el está convencido de lo que se está haciendo. Para qué hablar del desdén con el resto de la sociedad civil que podriá aportar en la crisis. Hace tiempo a mis amigos les decía en broma que Piñera está muerto y todas las "teleceremonias" que hace son en realidad su cadaver manejado por Larroulet, pero quizá no es tan descabellado pensar que Piñera es sólo la imagen de un presidente
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Thread To my fellow Series S people, why are you getting one?
I did a search on youtube for this, and it turns out that Xbox Series S units were sent to "smaller influencers", or channels that aren't as big as others. Those have unboxings and stuff. I'm tempted by the Series S. Might be the only one I buy for a good amount of years
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Thread Living in country where being a left and socialist/Communist is a word you should never spoke
While I imagine tensions are high like everywhere else, at least in Bolivia and Chile this is not the case. Here in Chile we have the Communist Party with some not well viewed politicians, but others very well received. One of the poll leaders for future elections is a Communist. I don't know if that will actually translate to actual elections in some time, but the Chilean Communist Party is much more moderate than one would think.
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Thread PC Players, are any of you planning to buy the DualSense or Series X controllers to use as your new PC controller?
Down the line, if I have also a PS5, then yeah I would. I have a DS4 on the PS4 and one on the PC, so I think I would do the same but on the near-distant future
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Thread Capcom: DMC5SE supports ray tracing on Series X, not on Series S
This is something we really don't know anyway, can't know for sure. Series X and PS5 are absolute beasts, but also because they aim at 4K native resolutions, which are way more expensive than what the Series S aims for. I'm not saying that it's impossible that what you say is true, it is a possibility, but it may end being like the One S this year.
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Thread Capcom: DMC5SE supports ray tracing on Series X, not on Series S
It is, pretty much why I expected no more than 30 fps. Maybe with dynamic res. I guess we'll need to wait to see how it compares to other hardware in this regard. Series S is supposedly capable of RT
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Thread Angry Video Game Nerd |OT| ASSimilated by the worst games of all time
Yeah, I liked it for what it was, it's a B-tier movies homage style movie Earthbound is one of the best episodes. I really need to finish that game one day, but something always happens in the way (one day emulating it in my laptop, it suddendly died lol)
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Thread PSA for PC Game Pass Users: How to buy up future months right now for $5 each before the price rises
Yeah, doing this in my regional store would give me basically half the price for a year. I'm gonna do this to buy at least a year
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark Season 3 |OT| Every decision for something, is a decision against something else. (no open spoilers)
Finished this two days ago, still thinking about it. They really landed the story. Thinking about This piece of the soundtrack is so incredible. I waited the whole season for it to strike again
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Yeah, I see. That's my only nitpick then. It feels kind of out ot nowhere
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Thread ‘An End to the Chapter of Dictatorship’: Chileans Vote to Draft a New Constitution
Funniest part: Right wingers and government saying that this is victory represents them because they also want something better for Chile! While there are right wingers that realized this was needed, I can't stop laughing at how fake most of them feel, even more now. Next step is justice for the fallen.Lots of hope! Taking out Trump will also set a precedent for the rest of the world,
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Thread What bullshit are you thinking about buying?
I *need* to buy a new PC chair. But I can't find a good ergonomic chair at the price I can pay in my country. So I am *thinking* about just buying one of those bullshit ugly racing "gaming" chairs, but they are out of stock too. Can't do other thing than wait and hope I can get one before lockdown happens
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Thread ‘An End to the Chapter of Dictatorship’: Chileans Vote to Draft a New Constitution
This!!! The far right has gigantic presence in social media, but in real life? They don't exist! I hope this is one of the first steps to push back fascists all over the world. We need to stress this: The new Constitution will be written in a Convention with Gender Parity. This is HUGE
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Thread ‘An End to the Chapter of Dictatorship’: Chileans Vote to Draft a New Constitution
It fits, doesn't it? So fucking happy. We need to make sure First Order doesn't rise lol To think that this whole process was started by a bunch of teenagers who made the "grown ups" to grow a spine and finally do something.
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Thread I still can't get over how underwhelming the finale battle in Rise of Skywalker is
Yeah, me neither. I still can't let it go. You know what's the worst part? Ships don't attack each other. Why? Seriously, I'm 100% this is all the reason behind this. George Lucas in the commentary of the ROTS DVD said that he always regretted not being able to confront big ships for the climax of the saga. So he added a whole scene of this in ROTS, and then something to ROTJ for the BD. Then JJ comes and just screw up all over again.
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Thread Xbox Series S retail box warehouse shot
I hate the spanish translation of "Xbox Velocity Architecture". "Velocidad de Arquitecura Xbox" translates into "Xbox Architecture Speed" or something like that. Yeah I'm nitpicking. The Series S looks so good. The boxing gives the feel of a premium buy, but it's cheap!
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Thread VICE: The PS3 and Vita Are Being Buried Alive; "The bottom line must be preserved. Never the games that originally built it."
I don't think it's really comparable. VR asks from the consumer to invest more, on equipment, compatible games, even the room itself. BC is about keeping the value of what you already own. It even is a bit "eco friendly" since it gives the media longer longevity. Maybe from a corporate perspective they are alike, but I don't think so either. VR is an investment so it makes more sense. As a consumer I care more about the consumer pov anyway though :P
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Thread Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Launch Trailer (MAJOR spoilers WARNING)
Aw crap I really need to play this. I'm gonna wait until the new PC is built. Seems like appropiate (besides, Eternal ran well at launch but after some patches it became really bad) Also, that trailer was so fucking metal. Sounds like One from Metallica
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Thread AMD Big Navi VRAM specs leak: 16GB Navi 21 ($499) and 12GB Navi 22
The good thing for those of us that will stay in the midrange is that we at least know that AMD puts out good competition there. I'm quite confident that the waiting game will benefit me since competition may bring down the 3060 price, or put something better for the same price-range so I'll just wait. Excited anyway though
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Thread Nvidia RTX 3070 ($499), 3080 ($699), 3090 ($1,499) Announced (Please See Threadmarks)
I'm going from a 1060, and yeah, I'm gonna build a new one, but I'm overdue already. I'm with an I7 4770, the plan is going R5 3600 or 4600 if they announce it before november
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Thread Xbox Series X vs. Series S - Which one are you getting and why?
I'm gonna play on PC, but the home console we'll share in the family is probably an Xbox Series S. I hope we can get the X, would be dope. Unless PS5 announces something truly out of this world with a price cut in the local market.
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - ERAmos tan weones...
Si, me preocupa que salgan los militares. Claro que probablemente para esto estén "mejor" preparados en términos logisticos, pero de orden publico? No creo, pero tenemos a los pacos que tampoco... el tema será que la gente deberá estar en cuarentena, no sería un drama mientras no haya más motivo para protestar. Depende de las medidas que se tomen. Esperemos que las cosas anden bien. El Coronavirus es un enemigo en común. Según leí, mandaron a cerrar todos los mall a partir de mañana, a nivel nacional. Les tienen que pagar todo, dado que es fuerza mayor y no por decisión del trabajador de forma normal. Quizá te lo hacen firmar igual... ojalá sea el caso, este año será dificil Hace una semana, del 1 al 10, estaba un 4 de asustado. Ahora ya voy en el 6.5
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Puta la wea, gente culia irresponsable La hija de mi prima estuvo involucrada en el accidente del cuico con el Jaguar que chocó curado mientras debía estar en cuarentena, tendrá que ser intervenida gracias a la irresponsabilidad. No se toman el peso de lo que está pasando. No sé en qué mundo viven
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Te lo explico en español que es más o menos más fácil, pero TL;DR He didn't say *what* they'll do, just that the state of catastrophe starts at midnight and said what they *could* do. Ahora si, el tema del Estado de Catastrofe es que permite limitar el derecho a reunion, el derecho a locomoción, limita también el derecho de propiedad, permitiendo por ejemplo que el Estado determine la necesidad de tomarse recintos privados para darle uso público. Por ejemplo, hospitales privados, o el Movistar Arena ponte tu usarlo de hospital improvisado. Además se ponen jefes de zona para la seguridad (militares) y probablemente salgan los milicos y weas. En teoría ahora es más fácil lograr decretar cierres de ciudades y cuarentena, y que se cumplan. De todos modos, tiene que informar de todo al Congreso y el congreso puede parar el Estado de Catastrofe si estima que el peligro ya pasó. Ojo, que según el Art. 184 bis del Código del Trabajo pueden retirarse a sus casas los trabajadores cuando se encuentren en algún peligro para su salud. Así si tienen un jefe aweonao, citen la wea y mandelos a la chucha.
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Sep, yo cacho que va a ser mejor cambiar de tema acá, hasta que sean mejores noticias. ¿Alguno de ustedes tiene alguna reserva? Caché que Zmart estaba cobrando por los despachos dado el cierre de locales, mientras que Microplay lo está haciendo sin costo Yo compre Doom digital en steam así que salvé
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You're probably gonna be ok then, that machine must continue, and remote work is being implemented in several Government agencies. We suggested a bunch of measures at work today, including remote work, boss didn't care. "We'll follow what the government says, I saw some banks working normally so it's not that bad yet", lmao
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Colegio Médico es claro: cerrar todas las regiones con COVID-19 ahora ya. Cuarentena Nacional, nada menos, eso hay que hacer. Sorry si sueno conspiranoico, pero esta wea es venganza del gobierno. Sólo van a dejar que queda la caga para después aprobar subsidios de emergencia a clinicas privadas (que terminarán colapsadas de todos modos)
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El General Carlos Riccotti estará a cargo de la Region Metropolitana durante le Estado de Catastrofe. Él es uno de los oficiales que se encuentran en el listado de carentes de justificación para el uso de 2.4 millones de dólares para viajes y fletes, según el informe de la Ministra Rutherford. Partimos como avión
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Que suerte, en mi pega lo solicitamos y el jefe simplemente no entiende lo que está pasando. Con un sesgo de confirmación terrible. Nos ofreció tomarnos las vacaciones como cuarentena.... Muchos siguen saliendo, no entienden y también es fruto de que los papás quizá o no están en la casa o no tienen la paciencia. Acá tenemos una niña chica que quiere puro salir, y en verdad da lata decirle que no, pero es lo que hay que hacer.
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Tarde o temprano, lo van a tener que hacer. Aún quedan incrédulos, por eso era tan importante que todos los que son parte del movimiento social hicieran los llamados correctos. El Colegio Medico demostró por qué son lo que son, hasta pidieron postergar el plebiscito, pidieron no salir a marchar, etc. Yo tengo mucha tolerancia a no salir, afortunadamente. Demasiada, quizas xd
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - ERAmos tan weones...
Yep, no se ve bien esto. Chile está muy lento, y no se toman medidas ni por los trabajadores, ni se avanza rápido con el Plebiscito (se requiere reforma constitucional, qué brillantes los abogados que pusieron en piedra la fecha de abril), ni hay campaña de información, ni hay control de precios, nada.
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Más de 40 mil casos en dos semanas más se estiman, por Mañalich. La mitad de casos de China, con un mínimo % de su población. Pero no se preocupen, hicieron un convenio con Espacio Riesco para poner camas ahí. ¿Colegios cerrados para usarlos de hospital? Nah, es mejor hacer negocios, viejito. Hay que paralizar el país.
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Es inaceptable el nivel de inacción, y no solo eso, la desinformación del ministro de salud. Una cosa era que, por motivos ideológicos/políticos, no se quiera ceder por demandas sociales, pero esto es, literalmente, de vida o muerte en algunos casos, o de un grave colapso de los sistemas de salud, y definitivamente no están a la altura. No sé que va a pasar en el trabajo mañana. El viernes mi jefe estaba asustado. Ojalá se pegue la cachá de que algunos podemos hacer teletrabajo
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no es solo eso, si no que realmente hay cuentas múltiples pululando. Se ve caleta en Twitter también, vas a ver las encuestas que se hacen en el twitter de Elecciones presidenciales y cachas que son puros usuarios victor2134687 maria138'83572 votando por Kast (a quien ya se le ha pillado mover bots a ese tipo de casos) Lo mismo las encuestas por el apruebo/rechazo, los bots se mueven en masa. Ves que en la primera hora tienes menos de mil votos y hay, no sé, un 60/40 de división, la siguiente hora hay 4000 votos y el rechazo en 80% Yo tampoco creo que el apruebo gane por los casi 70% que arrojan las encuestas, pero dudo sea bajo el 57 o 58%
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Thread ChileERA | OT | - ERAmos tan weones...
I recommend: Publimetro Chile: Covers everything, it's quite frank when it comes to protests (like questioning Police actions and stuff). ADN Radio Chile and Cooperativa: Both radio stations with news site, pretty complete and objective On the other side you have stuff like La Tercera, which usually is quite objective but sometimes it leans weirdly (and have more than questionable opinion pieces from a couple of people). Radio Bio Bio is also usually objective, but it was amid controversy because of recieving money from Far Right Party for propaganda. For in site reporting of Protests, follow Piensa Prensa Oficial and Prensa Opal on Twitter.Oh, I'm sure they will, I'm afraid if they do it too soon though. If they do, it will feel false alarm and people will not care. The problem will be when winter arrives, even if the virus doesn't kill many people, many will need to be hospitalized. Which will collapse the public system, it will not be pretty. State of Emergency or something might be called, which mixed with the political status of the country, you get the idea. This year will be hard.
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it's gonna be quite easy for the conspiracies to be spreaded about Coronavirus being politically used to hurt the plebiscite. Anyway, I don't really know though, maybe the station and heat will hold it a bit. So far, every person infected came with it from abroad, so I'm not gonna worry until we have an internal spreading (Which can be next week anyway so, yeah) EDIT: Lolapallloza suspended
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Yo creo que serían tontos si piensan así, la verdad. No porque les estallará en la cara una crisis donde demostrarán ellos ser ineptos (más aún), sino que también va a dejar en evidencia que un sistema económico/sanitario como el que tenemos es inviable.
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También hay gente que vota rechazo no por ser facha, si no que por una wea de clase/cultura mucho más compleja. ¿Vieron Parasite? En el OT hay una review que menciona ese tema, super bueno. (Si no la han visto, veanla) Quizás a propósito, he estado debatiendo/discutiendo con gente respecto a las protestas que cortan el tránsito/el metro, retrasando la ciudad. Entiendo los argumentos en contra (hacen que la gente trabajadora se retrase, pierda tiempo, llegue tarde a sus casas, etc.), pero es complejo pensar en cual es "la forma". Protestar pacíficamente es difícil, la politica de Estado está clara que es no permitir manifestaciones de ningún tipo. Si hasta el humor lo encuentran violento e inapropiado. Para qué hablar de huelgas, la sindacalización está agonizando en Chile gracias a la legislación, y al final los Estudiantes son los únicos con tiempo, además de arriesgar "menos" (con hartas comillas si) al protestar. Por otro lado, ellos no votan, así que decir "para la otra votemos bien" no aplica (dejando de lado la discusión de que eso está lejos de ser la única participación política en la sociedad) ¿Qué opinan?
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Por lo mismo se descontroló en lugares como Italia. Acá debimos aprender de eso, te creo que hace unas semanas atrás el control fuese ajustado, pero hoy en "fase 3" es inaceptable seguir importando casos mientras todos los países estén restringiendo los vuelos. Imposible impedir que entre el virus, pero ajustar la infección y aislarla lo más posible era necesario, más todavía hoy.
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La ventaja es que como aún no estamos en una estación peligrosa, y aún no hay brotes, todavía se puede contener el virus. Todos los contagiados llegaron del extranjero con el Virus. Concuerdo en que hay muchos más contagiados de los confirmados, es inevitable, pero evitando que llegen más contagios desde fuera, además de lo que dices tu de una campaña más agresiva (y evitar los eventos masivos masivos), podrían mejorar el panorama acá.
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Los viernes es más "tradicion" ya, la protesta está en la semana, en las tardes, y los estudiantes llevan la batuta. En algunos sectores populares también hay harta protesta. Plaza Dignidad sufre de la ya hace harto rato evidente falta de liderazgo y dirección. El problema es que el momento que esto tenga líderes, saldrá Chile a chaquetear Y los pescadores, mineros, gremios, etc. brillan por su ausencia Aún así, es tanto lo que hay, que la wea no muere, y no va a morir.
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Un par de pensamientos que quería compartir: 1.- ¿Cacharon que se está hablando, en esferas de poder, ya de forma seria la posibilidad de inhabilitar o que renuncie el Presidente? Anoche en un acto, el alcalde de Talagante se lo dijo sin pelos en la lengua a Blumel. Sumado al informe que solicitó el Senado. Ahora (En realidad de hace un tiempo, pero ahora es más seguro) si Piñera renuncia/es inhabilitado, el Presidente nuevo lo decide el Congreso Pleno, por lo que quizás se sienten con más seguridad de poder sacarlo del poder sin crear un vacío que ocupe un populista peligroso. De todos modos, cuando se habla así de abiertamente (y sin caer en el "muh democracy"), es un final anunciado. Dudo que Piñera dure más allá de unos meses. 2.- Chile debería cerrar sus vuelos desde USA, EU y ASIA hacia el país y tomar medidas así para evitar brotes de Coronavirus. Hasta el momento sólo hay contagios en el extranjero que han llegado, pero sería buena medida para evitar que entre gente sin sintomas y propage el virus. Sería, además, buena medida política debido al costo económico de una medida así, se podría ver como un acto real y no de poner la carga en la ciudadanía de cara a que las protestas continuarán y nadie le va a creer al gobierno una vez que el tema se vuelva preocupante. Y cancelar el Lollapalooza, la wea se va a llenar especialmente de cuicos que viajaron fuera de Chile y que no respeten la cuarentena. Es el caldo de cultivo ideal.
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43 casos confirmados, y aún las medidas son bien ahí no más. La otra semana si o si tenemos brote interno y de acá a fin de mes superar los mil contagios. Qué momento para tener un gobierno tan penca¿Qué familiar del gobierno está de vacaciones que necesita volver aún?
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Un amigo llegó despues de hacer escala en ROMA, y el control es mínimo. Tomar temperatura, un cuestionario, mezclarse con toda la gente, no se respeta el metro de distancia y para la casa sin control. Ya vamos en más de 60 casos, y las medidas siguen siendo básicamente nada. Chile será la Italia de Sudamerica
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Despite protests, barrio Lastarria on weekends still opens, just a couple of blocks out of the Alameda on fridays to stay safe of tear gas. Do you want to try something other than chilean food? I can recommend a Ramen restaurant in the city center called Ramen Kintaro, it's really, really, really damn good and not that expensive Near that, right on the side of the Teatro Municipal de Santiago there is a fast food restaurant called Poker, they have their own hamburgers that are delicious. Close to La Moneda there is also a thematic Star Wars bar called El Lado OscuroDeben ser más de los que creemos
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Hey! I'm pretty good. March heating up it's pretty much a given, but we'll see how it goes. I doubt we'll see another 18/O (unless there is a fraud at the plebiscite), but marches will come strong, that's for sure. As for your questions, I'm not really well in the known, but as far as I know, working contracted jobs means you don't have to make your taxes unless you have real state and shit like that.
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En la página de Facebook de la Radio ADN Chile están transmitiendo la audiencia en el juzgado del supremacista culiao. La defensa es irrisoria. Dicen que ya estaban los desmanes y por eso llevaba arma para defenderse. Los desmanes comenzaron por culpa de el
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I'm actually more concerned about Convención Constitucional vs Convención Mixta. I just learned yesterday that there is a group of people telling that Convención Mixta is 50% women and 50% men to misguide the vote. If Convención Mixta wins, everything goes to shit
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My rule is to never buy something I can't pay upfront, I pay in cuotas to not be short of cash, with a monthly limit way below the credit itself, etc... It's easy to go in a hole of debt, so yeah, you need to have a system you do respect. Speaking of useless junk, has anyone ever bought a good comfy chair for pc that can recommend one?
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There's a lot of panic.. sadly Pa peor, el gato de mi polola (ya llevaba algo enfermo), está super mal :( cuesta caleta que te pesquen en el veterinario con todo lo que pasa. Ojalá mejore, estamos super mal por eso, es como un hermanito chico en la familia
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as far as I know, the supermarket is safe. Good luck Chilenos, tengan mucho ojo. Se esta gestando un cocinado político para apuntar a la gente (y algunas organizaciones) como los culpables, como los que incitan a la violencia y los intransigentes. Como en el 2006, 2011 Todos queremos que esto termine, pero tienen que estar todos los partidos, las organizaciones sociales, etc. No puede quedar nadie fuera NUNCA OLVIDAR
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Yeah, but try to remain calm, friend. There is a lot of panic and we must not fall there. This is very traumatic to those of us that never lived an uprising like this, but, I mean, there are people on the plaza talking lol My friend just got out to take the dog to a ride... like wtf lol Be careful though, but, as one of the founding fathers of Chile said: Aun Tenemos Patria, Ciudadanos.
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Ese es el tema, hay gente que no aporta, pero no los puedes excluir en democracia. Es lo que hizo la concerta, es lo que hace Piñera ahora. Van a tener que ceder o quedar como los que incitan al odio. Es un "house of cards" que saben jugar. Por eso el Presidente del Senado dice que van a "presentar" el proyecto de rebaja de la dieta, despues del anuncio de Piñera, después de juntarse a hablar con el, por eso está el audio "filtrado" del Morel. Aquí hay una estrategia clara, algunas causas se van a lograr pero las demás? Así ? Lo dudo. Incluso con la baja de la dieta parlamentaria, si los problemas estructurales de fondo no se tocan, no va a servir.
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I've been doing a lot of DP lately, I hope I'm not banned lol Hey, the supermarket I told you is the last one in the WHOLE comuna. There are threats of being robbed, is being protected by the neighborhood. So I'll let you know tomorrow what happens. #PiñeraDictador is the 1 trend worldwide, higher than canadian elections.
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Segun me comentaron, el gobierno está excluyendo a los partidos del FA (salvo RD) de la reunión de hoy, dado que ellos abogan por sacar a los militares, Yo no milito en ningun partido, y tengo más que claro que aquí se necesitan a todos. Hasta la UDI, sapos qls, pero en democracia la gente los elige y tienen que estar.
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Honestamente, ¿Cuánto más creen que dure Piñera?