Yes very much so, we just have to watch what we have regarding money and only spend on essentials I believe after the election things will start to go faster in a tail spin into the ground like I have said the writing was on the wall since the 90s in regards to major up and downs that will only be downs going forward on what experts predict in the later part of this year
We can only watch our hard earned money and be wise what we buy this is what the new standard will be no one will be spending as much and you know what that always brings in the pecking order and any system.
And the major ups and downs that are taking place right across the EU had a major affect right across the global central banking system
I belive the EU is what we call in my business "about to be a total loss " outside the 1% and we should all take heed
I'll likely be OK as long as I live and shouldn't have to be frugal but not foolish but it's about to be a lot tougher for a lot of folks I'm afraid and already is & all the usual published economic/employment stats in the US are patently false.
For a number of reasons we've lost 10's of millions and more of good paying or at least living wage jobs and replaced many of them with minimum wage service sector and hospitality /bartending type service jobs and driven manufacturing/big business offshore at the same time and not educated most of our students with appropriate skills for much of anthing to earn a living at even if they could find a good job .
These days US education is just a for profit industry for the employees ,faculty's ,guaranteed student loan servicing banks,lenders and bureaucrats & vendors *and media often * in the public and private sector now
. . .how many of you remember running word perfect , and Excel in Dos. . . z(no GUI back in those days) Sure wouldn't want to do that in today's world. . .
But I sure used WP at home in my DOS & Windows 3.1 Intel 386/486 days IIRC a maybe a DOS program with a crude GUI and I hated it but TBH I was never any good at WP anyway but I had it for years at home until I got wise and starting using MS Word in Win 95 on my first Intel Pentium PC .
MS Office > Word ,Excel and PP became job imperatives anyway and I got it all free at home and on my company Think pads and at work not long after getting that Pentium at home or after one of the serial upgrades at home .
I may still have an Office 2000 something Disc but I'm using Libra Open Office 5x ,Google Doc's and MS Word on the home boxes and thier spread sheets since I retired for what I do it's fine albeit MS Office is more polished and all
I understand in some circles now a P/P presentation will get you thrown out the room and I cant remember one I liked anyway even mine those things are more often for tweak brains or dummies or dozing though
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I'm likley using Win Vista/7 drivers on this Asus sound card like I started with the first win 10 test build last year.
The last Sound Blasters before win XP I had were often driver /IRQ headaches but that was a good while back before a P4 Win XP 32 bit HP box.
I bought the XP box new so that gives you an idea of when all that was .
I can imagine performance wise the current Sound Blaster and Asus product are probably about the same at any given price point though .
OTOH I remember when Sound Blasters were the ( it ) sound card outside of a professional DSP card.
Asus has done well with their lcds I know only too well. Having a mix up of HP and Asus lcds here the Asus smiles in vibrant colors while the larger 20" HP sadly lacks with more Contrast and less vibrance in the colors dept.! As for sound I have been using SB cards except for the remote portable note NZXT Vulcan model remote mini tower using the onboard sound there since the 9x days.
Didn't have anything on the old IBM museum piece there but saw the first sound on the 486 flat top later where I first looked at 98SE while running 95 with OSR2 however. That was when people were still buying the premade Epsons, Dells, Packard Bell, etc. That came about when first getting into the Windows only type pc gaming and looking up the best recommendations as well as Creative offering EAX being unique there.