It takes a few weeks, but once I gave up coffee I started enjoying my mornings more, especially once I stopped using an alarm clock to wake up. It became a much smoother transition from sleep to awake. I'll have the occasional (once a month maybe?) tea if I'm waking up super early, or am really tired from something, but anytime I've tried coffee since then I get very jittery and anxious.
wrjnuyeyzxze Think your best bet would be to METV and after 9 months you can look into other options with new data you have about Thailand/etc. You can travel some with EDU visa, but it will depend on the school and you probably won't be able to do it for more than a month, and EDU visa has some cons too that some people actually say they would have rather went with just regular visa than dealing with EDU.
Yeah, cost wise it's great. Just stupid that it's 2019 and we have to jump through all these hoops. Not sure why whatsapp is so in love with pairing accounts to numbers, and for 2fa you can use much more secure options than a cellnumber.
Yeah, think it depends on the bank, banks in Lithuania I think are using mobile apps for 2FA (they got rid of some other not secure auth methods), but it seems like all banks in Portugal made SMS 2FA mandatory facepalm
``` Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is a new European regulatory requirement to reduce fraud and make online payments more secure. To accept payments and meet SCA requirements, you need to build additional authentication into your checkout flow. SCA requires authentication to use at least two of the following three elements.
SOMETHING THE CUSTOMER KNOWS (e.g., password or PIN) SOMETHING THE CUSTOMER HAS (e.g., phone or hardware token) SOMETHING THE CUSTOMER IS (e.g., fingerprint or face recognition) ```
But I think the banks choose which 2FA to do, I know for years banks in Lithuania was talking about trying to decide on what to use because by regulation they have to increase security and all banks decided that they will use 2FA app for it
The only coffee that I like taste and effect wise would be cold brewed. Probably because most of the rest are too acidic and burnt. I like my life without coffee more, but to do that it requires an amount of moving around that computer jobs do not provide/allow for. Sitting and no coffee — my metabolism crashes.
Yeah, I really feel like it's a whale's world, and sentiment analysis is a fool's errand. The market isn't rational, it moves for inscrutable reasons, and then people start making up post hoc explanations, often by invoking some obscure news in China, for example.
This isn't a data-driven argument, mind you... just my general sense of watching this space for a few years. There was definitely a time where Google Trends activity seemed to correlate with price, during one of the earlier booms, but I haven't seen it work like that since then. There are plenty of one-off events in crypto market history.
Monitoring my coffee consumption was pretty beneficial for me. I have 2-3 cups in the morning and none the rest of the day. I feel like I don't really "need" the coffee but it's more of a relaxing routine for me. My energy levels are more stable during the day.
I actually do some work for a payments aggregator and zero _countries_ implemented 3DSv2 including the SCA by the deadline. Most opted for an 18 months extension, while two have _slighty_ tighter deadlines. Very very few card issuers were ready (Revolut being one happy exception), and almost no processors.
again, I think many of us think of hardware as an investment. In the delta of my income is an extra $2k+/mo. because I am able to work in the Mac OS environment, then over the 4 year life of the device you’ve made an extra ~$100k…for choosing a device that cost maybe $4-$5k
If you enjoy using linux (you've been running Debian, right?) I don't think you'll have a good time running on a Windows machine. I tried running WSL v1 and v2 and still ended up with linux installed in a Virtualbox VM. I still prefer my ubuntu thinkpad x1 carbon for work and crostini on my pixelbook for on the go access to remote infra.
The 16" base model actually isn't terrible but there's no way all those upgrades can be utilized in those thermal constraints. And having 8tb of soldered disposable storage holding your critical data is 🤯
tcxazhv I absolutely get your point and the 16" looks like a huge upgrade from the 15" for most people. I just don't see how that gives them a free pass for making impossible to repair hardware when they have such a poor record for reliability.
If I was locked into macOS and this was my only workstation caliber upgrade choice for 2019+ I'd actually be angry - since I'm not I can just be amused from the sidelines. I wonder what percentage of macbook pro 15/16" buyers are locked into macOS for work / income reasons...
The news coverage in the western press is infuriatingly biased - reporting, for example, the police are running a siege on Chinese University, while the students are “defending the university.” Failing to mention, of course, that the kids were throwing stuff over the second bridge from the university onto the train tracks and lighting it on fire to shut down the MTR.
I’m looking for the best way to get from Taipei airport to Hualien around 4pm mid-week. there are trains, but my friend will arrive straight from Europe so was thinking about something easier e.g. a private taxi to avoid running through train stations with 2 suitcases. one private taxi quoted me for NT$12000 (US$390) – this seems extremely steep for me :open_mouth::joy: if anyone has other ideas, let me know 🙂