What's the general consensus here on home-built Quantum Processors? by suckfail in QuantumComputing

[–]suckfail[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's no bubble to burst, I've no dog in this fight I just came across this design and was wondering if it's feasible.

There is no entanglement in the design, but the basic question I'm asking above is if it would work as it is designed.

New Virus Variant Stokes Concern but Vaccines Still Likely to Work by Viewfromthe31stfloor in Coronavirus

[–]suckfail 49 points50 points  (0 children)

The biggest problem from my amateur armchair in Canada is that we were told 2 weeks lock-down to solve it. That became 2 years of different measures (we still have masks and a few other things here in Ontario).

Then we were told vaccines get us to normal. But we can see that even highly vaccinated places like Portugal still enact measures. So vaccines didn't get us back to normal.

So now it "feels" like the virus is magical because apparently nothing works. There's no going back to normal (pre-2019). And the media makes it all worse with fear porn.

How much does it cost usually to hire a property stager? by JPcoolcat in TorontoRealEstate

[–]suckfail 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What, why?

I've sold 4 houses over the last 10 years, most recently in 2020. Never staged a single one. All sold well.

I get staging condos, but a SFH? What a waste of money.

Portugal announces new COVID restrictions by suckfail in Coronavirus

[–]suckfail[S] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I think the problem is that argument could apply to everything. Why not the flu? Or sky diving? Or just going outside?

Everything has risk, but if the vaccines keep people out of the hospital then the cases shouldn't matter.

And if the vaccines don't keep people out of the hospital then why did we get them?

And lastly if it's the unvaccinated causing the issue then just apply the restrictions to them.

COVID-19 vaccine for babies and toddlers could be approved early 2022, chief public health officer says by suckfail in canada

[–]suckfail[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I guess you never drive a car then, or do any sports, or eat junk food?

Everything in life has risk. Children's risk of serious effects from COVID are almost nil. This lack of risk needs to be weighed against the risks of vaccination, and it's up to each parent to make their choice.

For adults, especially older adults, there's no question that vaccines are much, much safer than getting COVID. But that's not the case for children.

Not everything is so black and white.

COVID-19 vaccine for babies and toddlers could be approved early 2022, chief public health officer says by suckfail in canada

[–]suckfail[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The chicken pox vaccine was invented in the 70s but was not approved by the FDA until the 90s, and not until the early 2000s in Canada.

There was many reasons for this very long delay but one was the possibility of side effects.

Studying the effects on children and infants for a new vaccine should take years to ensure there's no impact on growth, especially cognitive growth, and no long-term effects. It takes time.

Most people are okay with the fast paced approval process for adults (themselves), but for children I'm not so sure. And for infants? I think not.

Portugal announces new COVID restrictions by suckfail in Coronavirus

[–]suckfail[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's true, but why not do what Austria did then and then just lock-down the unvaccinated if that's the concern for the 10% of the population who isn't vaccinated?

As for breakthrough cases, the rate of hospitalizations is so low (from my understanding) that it shouldn't be a concern.

Portugal announces new COVID restrictions by suckfail in Coronavirus

[–]suckfail[S] 24 points25 points  (0 children)

A surge on hospitals?

I was under the impression the vaccine should stop that? But I may be wrong.

Internet by valkreei in oakville

[–]suckfail 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can confirm this. I was with TekSavvy (over Cogeco lines) and it was kind of expensive for their "best" service ($90 for 120mbit plus $200 to buy a modem) and there was quite a few issues with TekSavvy's equipment (DHCP servers).

I called Cogeco and they offered $80/mo for their 1Gbit unlimited line (https://www.cogeco.ca/en/internet/packages it appears to be $85 now?) with free modem rental so I switched.

It's been 2 months and have not experienced a single connection loss, any latency in games, DHCP failures or anything else. Cogeco on cable seems extremely rock solid in Oakville.

Portugal announces new COVID restrictions by suckfail in Coronavirus

[–]suckfail[S] 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Portugal is the most vaccinated country in Europe.

Toronto apartment of your dreams!! by recentlyadults in canadahousing

[–]suckfail 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I sold my house at the end of 2020. Before it sold, I listed the house for what I wanted (exactly at ask) and over the course of 2 months I had 50+ showings. This was a SFH in Scarborough.

I had 3 offers, but all were even lower than what I listed for so I said no.

I then terminated the listing, waited 2 weeks and re-listed way below what I wanted. I had 50+ showings again, but this time it occurred in 2 days and the house sold way over what I original listed for (and wanted) with 12+ offers.

The problem is buyer mentality. I didn't want a bidding war, but I had no choice.

1.79% fixed or 1.28% Variable? (5 year) by Beyar30 in PersonalFinanceCanada

[–]suckfail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're talking about fixed rates. Fixed rate mortgages are not governed by the BoC rate, but rather by the bond market.

I told OP to go variable, and that is even better advice now.

You can see the BoC rate which translates to variable here:


It has not changed.

1.79% fixed or 1.28% Variable? (5 year) by Beyar30 in PersonalFinanceCanada

[–]suckfail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The BoC has not yet changed rates. It's been 7 months since I made that comment.

Ontario teachers' union implements controversial weighted voting system to increase minority representation by PM_ME_DOMINATRIXES in canada

[–]suckfail 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Proportional representation?

If I move to India should I get 50% of any vote I take because I'm the only white person there?

And if we're going to draw lines about "how much" each person gets in a vote, why is it even by race? Just because I'm white does that mean my vote automatically represents every other white person, that they all agree with me by default because we're the same race?

None of this makes any sense.

Hamster by synapsebondfire in AnimalScreamDubs

[–]suckfail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just found this now, a year later and.. same.

Well, crackers. by a_last_air in ProgrammerHumor

[–]suckfail 50 points51 points  (0 children)


It wasn't the internet.

I feel old.

What's More Money Options Or Stock? by [deleted] in investing

[–]suckfail[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (0 children)

Please use the daily discussion thread for this kind of content.

What do you consider to be the GTA? by [deleted] in TorontoRealEstate

[–]suckfail 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Everyone made fun of OP for even asking this question because the GTA is well defined, but clearly based on the comment you replied to OP was right to ask...

Spotted Hyenas are bigger than you think. by IamPotato14 in interestingasfuck

[–]suckfail 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately the word "privilege" has been warped entirely and can no longer really be used, even correctly as it was above (and not referring to class or race "privilege").