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September 29, 2016

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A small, sleek and portable kitchen appliance with easy pre-set buttons that'd heat up your Mexican tortilla chips to that classic restaurant-style warmth, that could easily be tucked away in a cabinet.

The device would be a huge hit at parties, get-togethers, etc. but also for dinners, or something to better your midnight snack. This could spark a dinner trend of having the tortilla chips with your dinner meal always be expectedly warm, too. Middle America is going to love this.

Both young and old alike would enjoy this product:
>young guys wanting to have heated chips available for their friends as they play video games
>old people not wanting to mess with any of the trial-and-error routine of using other appliances.
>People camping outside that'd want a hot & easy snack
>Parents buying it because their children demanded it
>Couples buying it for their partner as something cute and fun
>A company buying it for their lunch room

Tortilla chips are bought practically bi-weekly in American homes, by all demographics for all types of social situations. The customer base is astronomical - build and market it, and they will come.


inb4:
>muh ovens
>muh toaster ovens
>muh microwaves

Nobody wants to heat up the house over just chips with an oven, and for the microwave or a toaster oven...All microwaves heat up differently, and nobody knows how long they'd need to be put in for; it's trial-and-error every time. Similar with the toaster oven. This isn't even mentioning the mess that comes along with that whole process. Indeed, this is why practically nobody does that.

A circular base with an upright tube attached on top would give it the small & compact design. The chips would be heated up from either the bottom base, or throughout the tube. Once done, the user would pour them out from the top of the tube. For $19.99, what I'm imagining doesn't exist.

September 27, 2016

BBC: Not enough women millionaires in the 0.1% in Europe

Nitro378 22 minutes ago#1
http://archive.is/v1JEQ

There are very few women among the richest people in the UK and other OECD countries, according to a report published by the London School of Economics.

Out of the wealthiest 53,000 people in the UK in 2013, only 9% were women.

The report examined tax data from OECD countries where couples made separate tax returns.

It said a wealth "glass ceiling" appeared to exist, with women a distinct minority of the very wealthy.

The UK showed the lowest number of wealthy women in that group among the six countries that could be compared.

Professor John Hills, co-director at the LSE's International Inequalities Institute, which is publishing the paper said: "Right at the top it is still a male world."

"Woman have managed to increase their representation in the top 10% because of their success in the professions and business, but few of them are among the very wealthiest."

Co-author Alessandra Casarico, associate professor of Public Economics at Bocconi University in Italy said: "Women now make up more of the top income groups, but they are a distinct minority and they become rarer the higher one climbs."

"Composition of income is important: In the old days, the rich were those with property; they have been replaced by CEOs and entrepreneurs, among whom women are not well represented."

Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society said it was "depressing but not surprising" that women were not better represented among those with the highest incomes.

She said: "There are structural and cultural barriers at work here and we have to proactively address them if we want to see more women progress."

"Unconscious bias, with men recruiting in their own image from informal networks, a male-dominated, long-hours culture and the unequal impact of caring roles, all contribute to perpetuating a no-go area for women at the top. It has to change."


Have we officially reached the peak of vapid liberal feminism?..
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Bond_543 7 minutes ago#2
we just need to let this fashionable trend run its course. I cringe to think what the next one will be. It will continue to be this way until we achieve a free market in academia. Where these clowns arent propped up by the state.
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September 26, 2016

I feel like PC's are for losers these days

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jayj350 42 minutes ago#1
I mean nothing personal to PC enthusiasts but just sorta gotta call out the whole PC elitism movement.

I really don't get it. They pretend like everyone already has a high-end gaming PC they can easily upgrade with a graphics card to outperform a PS4 Pro/Xbox Scorpio and like a middling spec gaming PC is somehow a better proposition for people than a new high-end console. It is like they simply can't understand why people don't want to deal with a PC and just get a game console.

I feel like they must not have much of a life or something.
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BrutaI 41 minutes ago#3
So basically you're unable to comprehend why PC is better?
Considering it offers: better performance and can do more things, it's better.
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Mr_Bankercat 38 minutes ago#4
jayj350 posted...
I mean nothing personal to PC enthusiasts but just sorta gotta call out the whole PC elitism movement.

I really don't get it. They pretend like everyone already has a high-end gaming PC they can easily upgrade with a graphics card to outperform a PS4 Pro/Xbox Scorpio and like a middling spec gaming PC is somehow a better proposition for people than a new high-end console. It is like they simply can't understand why people don't want to deal with a PC and just get a game console.

I feel like they must not have much of a life or something.


I completely understand why someone would go for a console, and I'm never going to try and make someone feel bad about their choice. The only thing that's grating is speaking to someone that genuinely believes consoles can rival PC, which is just flat out ignorance.
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MacadamianNut3 38 minutes ago#5
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jayj350 38 minutes ago#6
BrutaI posted...
So basically you're unable to comprehend why PC is better?
Considering it offers: better performance and can do more things, it's better.

Yeah if you spend for it. I mean I have a PC, I have been building gaming PC's since I was 13, I should love this scene but the elitism is just sickening. PC gamers need to get real and stop trying to act like they are better than everyone.
jayj350 36 minutes ago#7
Mr_Bankercat posted...
jayj350 posted...
I mean nothing personal to PC enthusiasts but just sorta gotta call out the whole PC elitism movement.

I really don't get it. They pretend like everyone already has a high-end gaming PC they can easily upgrade with a graphics card to outperform a PS4 Pro/Xbox Scorpio and like a middling spec gaming PC is somehow a better proposition for people than a new high-end console. It is like they simply can't understand why people don't want to deal with a PC and just get a game console.

I feel like they must not have much of a life or something.


I completely understand why someone would go for a console, and I'm never going to try and make someone feel bad about their choice. The only thing that's grating is speaking to someone that genuinely believes consoles can rival PC, which is just flat out ignorance.

How can they not? Both play video games, if your goal is gaming that alone makes a console comparable.

If you do work with your PC, like most people do with their PC's, you shouldn't need to worry about gaming performance.
ChromaticAngel 34 minutes ago#8
jayj350 posted...
BrutaI posted...
So basically you're unable to comprehend why PC is better?
Considering it offers: better performance and can do more things, it's better.

Yeah if you spend for it. I mean I have a PC, I have been building gaming PC's since I was 13, I should love this scene but the elitism is just sickening. PC gamers need to get real and stop trying to act like they are better than everyone.


PC Gamers are not better than everyone/anyone.

PC Gaming is better than console gaming. 

Please don't confuse the two.

Console gamers have nothing to do with it. Most PC gamers own a console for casual gaming.
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jayj350 32 minutes ago#9
ChromaticAngel posted...
jayj350 posted...
BrutaI posted...
So basically you're unable to comprehend why PC is better?
Considering it offers: better performance and can do more things, it's better.

Yeah if you spend for it. I mean I have a PC, I have been building gaming PC's since I was 13, I should love this scene but the elitism is just sickening. PC gamers need to get real and stop trying to act like they are better than everyone.


PC Gamers are not better than everyone/anyone.

PC Gaming is better than console gaming. 

Please don't confuse the two.

Console gamers have nothing to do with it. Most PC gamers own a console for casual gaming.

No it isn't. I have over a decade of experience with PC gaming and that is simply a flat out lie. Console gaming has a lot to offer that PC's aren't better at.
BrutaI 32 minutes ago#10
jayj350 posted...

Yeah if you spend for it. I mean I have a PC, I have been building gaming PC's since I was 13, I should love this scene but the elitism is just sickening. PC gamers need to get real and stop trying to act like they are better than everyone.

Wait:

ChromaticAngel posted...

PC Gamers are not better than everyone/anyone.

PC Gaming is better than console gaming.

Please don't confuse the two.


This, so, so much.
PC is better =/= PC owners are better than console owners.
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Heavy_D_Forever 32 minutes ago#11
PC Gaming is for people who spend 12 hours a day in their bedroom and none of that time involves sleeping.
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jayj350 31 minutes ago#12
Heavy_D_Forever posted...
PC Gaming is for people who spend 12 hours a day in their bedroom

Judging from the responses above this seems to be a valid fact.
BrutaI 30 minutes ago#13
jayj350 posted...
Heavy_D_Forever posted...
PC Gaming is for people who spend 12 hours a day in their bedroom

Judging from the responses above this seems to be a valid fact.

Oh, I see. You're a troll.
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Life Sympathy 28 minutes ago#14
The "PC Elitism" is just the fact that PC gaming is objectively superior in the performance it can produce with games than consoles can produce. That's it. I don't care for what system you primarily game on (and most PC users don't care either). The minority of the s***heads in the PC community that have to push it beyond that to putting people down for not using PC happen to be very loud.

I'm still in the mindset of Miyamoto’s philosophy in that content is king with games in general. You can have something look absolutely beautiful to the point of perfection with PC and still be utter s*** because it just sucks at everything else.
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MacadamianNut3 28 minutes ago#15
Yeah you probably should have waited like 30 more posts before making it obvious
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jayj350 26 minutes ago#16
BrutaI posted...
jayj350 posted...
Heavy_D_Forever posted...
PC Gaming is for people who spend 12 hours a day in their bedroom

Judging from the responses above this seems to be a valid fact.

Oh, I see. You're a troll.

Calling people trolls for having a contrary opinion is like soooooooo 2012
BrutaI 25 minutes ago#17
jayj350 posted...
Calling people trolls for having a contrary opinion is like soooooooo 2012

Actually it's 2009 but go on.
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jayj350 25 minutes ago#18
Life Sympathy posted...
The "PC Elitism" is just the fact that PC gaming is objectively superior in the performance it can produce with games than consoles can produce. That's it. I don't care for what system you primarily game on (and most PC users don't care either). The minority of the s***heads in the PC community that have to push it beyond that to putting people down for not using PC happen to be very loud.

I'm still in the mindset of Miyamoto’s philosophy in that content is king with games in general. You can have something look absolutely beautiful to the point of perfection with PC and still be utter s*** because it just sucks at everything else.

Agree with you to an extent. Good post.
jayj350 24 minutes ago#19
BrutaI posted...
jayj350 posted...
Calling people trolls for having a contrary opinion is like soooooooo 2012

Actually it's 2009 but go on.

Ha. So you admit it. You are passe, just like PC gaming.
BrutaI 24 minutes ago#20
MacadamianNut3 posted...
Yeah you probably should have waited like 30 more posts before making it obvious
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thanosibe 22 minutes ago#22
jayj350 posted...
Life Sympathy posted...
The "PC Elitism" is just the fact that PC gaming is objectively superior in the performance it can produce with games than consoles can produce. That's it. I don't care for what system you primarily game on (and most PC users don't care either). The minority of the s***heads in the PC community that have to push it beyond that to putting people down for not using PC happen to be very loud.

I'm still in the mindset of Miyamoto’s philosophy in that content is king with games in general. You can have something look absolutely beautiful to the point of perfection with PC and still be utter s*** because it just sucks at everything else.

Agree with you to an extent. Good post.
It is a good post. Especially with all the other s*** posting in this thread and we're still on the first page.
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ChromaticAngel 21 minutes ago#23
jayj350 posted...

No it isn't. I have over a decade of experience with PC gaming and that is simply a flat out lie. Console gaming has a lot to offer that PC's aren't better at.


100% false. Nothing a console does isn't done better on a PC.

PC has the best support for legacy games (backwards compatibility)

PCs are modular, if a part breaks, you can replace the part, instead of the whole console.

Save games aren't locked

You don't have to pay to use any online features

consoles still suffer from region locking problems

consoles have much longer loading times, even if you replace the HDD with a SSD

console digital store prices are insanely expensive. Console games are much more expensive in general.

consoles only support approved peripherals. PC lets you use whatever you want, including peripherals that normally work on XBox, Playstation, or Nintendo.

more games support more mods. Some very old games are still very active due to mods that keep them fresh and interesting.

You have a wider array of options to choose from for different games, you have more exclusives than consoles have games in general

you have access to genres that don't even exist on consoles

you have equal or better graphics on every game

if you encounter a bug or glitch, there is a good chance you can fix it on PC. There is a good chance you can't fix it on console (see various game breaking Skyrim bugs on Playstation)

Really, I can go on and on forever. There is nothing a console does better than a PC.
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jayj350 20 minutes ago#24
thanosibe posted...
jayj350 posted...
Life Sympathy posted...
The "PC Elitism" is just the fact that PC gaming is objectively superior in the performance it can produce with games than consoles can produce. That's it. I don't care for what system you primarily game on (and most PC users don't care either). The minority of the s***heads in the PC community that have to push it beyond that to putting people down for not using PC happen to be very loud.

I'm still in the mindset of Miyamoto’s philosophy in that content is king with games in general. You can have something look absolutely beautiful to the point of perfection with PC and still be utter s*** because it just sucks at everything else.

Agree with you to an extent. Good post.
It is a good post. Especially with all the other s*** posting in this thread and we're still on the first page.

Yeah but what else do you expect. The immature posts above are an example of the kind of PC elitism that turns most people away from PC gaming.
jayj350 19 minutes ago#25
ChromaticAngel posted...
jayj350 posted...

No it isn't. I have over a decade of experience with PC gaming and that is simply a flat out lie. Console gaming has a lot to offer that PC's aren't better at.


100% false. Nothing a console does isn't done better on a PC.

PC has the best support for legacy games (backwards compatibility)

PCs are modular, if a part breaks, you can replace the part, instead of the whole console.

Save games aren't locked

You don't have to pay to use any online features

consoles still suffer from region locking problems

consoles have much longer loading times, even if you replace the HDD with a SSD

console digital store prices are insanely expensive. Console games are much more expensive in general.

consoles only support approved peripherals. PC lets you use whatever you want, including peripherals that normally work on XBox, Playstation, or Nintendo.

more games support more mods. Some very old games are still very active due to mods that keep them fresh and interesting.

You have a wider array of options to choose from for different games, you have more exclusives than consoles have games in general

you have access to genres that don't even exist on consoles

you have equal or better graphics on every game

if you encounter a bug or glitch, there is a good chance you can fix it on PC. There is a good chance you can't fix it on console (see various game breaking Skyrim bugs on Playstation)

Really, I can go on and on forever. There is nothing a console does better than a PC.

Wow way to assume everyone has all the time and money in the world to spend on gaming.
BrutaI 19 minutes ago#26
jayj350 posted...
Yeah but what else do you expect. The immature posts above are an example of the kind of PC elitism that turns most people away from PC gaming.

So who's s***posting alt are you?
Because you lack the TF to do this on a main (or are they all suspended?)
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jayj350 19 minutes ago#27
BrutaI posted...
jayj350 posted...
Yeah but what else do you expect. The immature posts above are an example of the kind of PC elitism that turns most people away from PC gaming.

So who's s***posting alt are you?
Because you lack the TF to do this on a main (or are they all suspended?)

I am just a dude who is calling out the elitist. Deal with it.
BrutaI 18 minutes ago#28
So you are a s***posting alt. But why not reveal your main? Are you that scared?
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ChromaticAngel 18 minutes ago#29
jayj350 posted...
Wow way to assume everyone has all the time and money in the world to spend on gaming.


Nothing was assumed. All of that stuff is included just for having a gaming PC at all.
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IronFist 15 minutes ago#30
jayj350 posted...
ChromaticAngel posted...
jayj350 posted...

No it isn't. I have over a decade of experience with PC gaming and that is simply a flat out lie. Console gaming has a lot to offer that PC's aren't better at.


100% false. Nothing a console does isn't done better on a PC.

PC has the best support for legacy games (backwards compatibility)

PCs are modular, if a part breaks, you can replace the part, instead of the whole console.

Save games aren't locked

You don't have to pay to use any online features

consoles still suffer from region locking problems

consoles have much longer loading times, even if you replace the HDD with a SSD

console digital store prices are insanely expensive. Console games are much more expensive in general.

consoles only support approved peripherals. PC lets you use whatever you want, including peripherals that normally work on XBox, Playstation, or Nintendo.

more games support more mods. Some very old games are still very active due to mods that keep them fresh and interesting.

You have a wider array of options to choose from for different games, you have more exclusives than consoles have games in general

you have access to genres that don't even exist on consoles

you have equal or better graphics on every game

if you encounter a bug or glitch, there is a good chance you can fix it on PC. There is a good chance you can't fix it on console (see various game breaking Skyrim bugs on Playstation)

Really, I can go on and on forever. There is nothing a console does better than a PC.

Wow way to assume everyone has all the time and money in the world to spend on gaming.


Deflecting isn't helping you. Those are all good points.

Yet you keep wanting try to dig out of this one
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SF_Okami 15 minutes ago#31
PC gaming is better, to me it just comes down to what the individual likes more. There should be no argument if console and PC is familiar to the individual and one likes one more then the other. If people want to like their xbox more then PC like me, then there should be no hostility. Some people just dont like PC gaming. People need to chill.

If you want to just go by facts PC of course is better, but facts dont mean anything since it is all personal preference.
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Mr_Bankercat 14 minutes ago#32
For f**** sake stop biting the bait and leave TC be
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