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have had my 7+ since last week. No sign of coil whine.
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Since I cannot be bothered to type out an essay on the myriad of reasons which you are completely off your rocker, I'll leave it short and sweet:

We modify our tools as needed to keep up with modern tasks and incorporate newly discovered/invented improvements. Our first hammers were shapely rocks. They smashed things fairly well compared to our hands and at the time that was well and good. At some point, we added handles to our hammers. This modification gave us additional leverage and force. We could now smash things even better and with less risk of personal injury. Fast forward to (relatively) modern times and we now, for the most part, use steel claw hammers. The steel is harder, and thus less prone to cracking than stone. The claw on the end of the hammer gives us the ability to remove things that we previously hammered together. We gave up some of the compactness of our original stone hammers, but the tool is far better suited to its job and we are far better off for it.

Language is a tool. We humans have control over what it is and is not, and we should strive to modify it only in ways that are beneficial. While our sordid history contains plenty of examples of regressive and negative changes, that is not a goal to strive for, nor does it give us justification to be willingly ignorant to man made entropy.

Replacing the word "controversy" with the nonsense suffix "gate" does not improve the tool that is language. To defend such action is no different than defending a lunatic who breaks into your home and replaces the handles of all your hammers with rubber chickens.

So in conclusion, sorry, but I will not "get over it".


really?
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Well at least phones have not got up in price but right now my big purchase is GPU. When 290X came out I paid $550 CAD. Now same class of GPU is a lot more and add CAD conversion most high end GPU are close to $1000. So let say I want to buy a GTX1080 I am actually getting less performance per $ then 290X eventhough 1 card is 3 years newer.

 

 

Dude, for Pet's sake, stop complaining. You live in Toronto.

 

The US border is 30m from you. Most Canadians do their shopping across the border around the holidays, why not you..?

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Yes, it does. Words have meaning. Start ignoring that, and you might as well just gawk at people while gesticulating with a hand up your own posterior as a means of communication.

Since apparently most of the people currently alive are either so old as to have gone senile or so young and poorly educated as to not know who President Nixon was, allow me to explain:

The Watergate scandal took place at a hotel called the Watergate. This was the one and only time"___gate" has been an approprate naming convention for a controversy. Gamergate did not take place at a place called Gamergate, and while it did involve some self identified gamers, there were no gates to be seen. Bendgate did not take place at a place called bandgate, nor were any gates bent. I'm pretty sure these are hissing iPhones, not hissing gates. Calling these modern controversies "___gate"s is about as intelligible as calling a Pentium 4 a nullspoon.

 

 

You fail to recognize, that Watergate was the first... and why scandals are referenced as "gates".

 

It doesn't matter how "Watergate" got it's name, only that is what the scandal was called, and what all others scandals reference. It is common in every day terminology, because a scandal = a gate.

 

 

Words do have meaning, you are too myopic to understand what colloquialism are.


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And in no way does any of this fall under "scandal". Fact is this whole idea of adding -gate is used as clickbait to stir anti-whatever sentiment, not on the merit of how scandalous it actually is.
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Dude, for Pet's sake, stop complaining. You live in Toronto.

The US border is 30m from you. Most Canadians do their shopping across the border around the holidays, why not you..?

Possibly because of the strong US $? The prices are a wash factoring in the exchange rate.
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And in no way does any of this fall under "scandal". Fact is this whole idea of adding -gate is used as clickbait to stir anti-whatever sentiment, not on the merit of how scandalous it actually is.


if I've paid 7 dollars for it THEN in won't be any issue
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Possibly because of the strong US $? The prices are a wash factoring in the exchange rate.

It has little to do with a strong dollar.
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It has little to do with a strong dollar.

wait, what? please explain? $879 Canadian ~ $670 US. If you come over from Canada to by a $670 US video card with Canadian money, you're going to need more cash because your $670 Canadian is only worth $510 US.
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