Recent content by Pescador

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    Everything Options

    Read this thread a bit and did my first options trade over the last week. Purchased some Vaxart $VXRT puts because they were experiencing a run-up on some hype for their vaccine. I have been following their data for the last year and I've been unimpressed by their results so I was very doubtful...
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    The Loss-Pron Thread

    Not a loss that I could do much about, but in the last year my company stock options (and some RSUs) have fluctuated in value from nearly nothing, to $1M (about 50% vested at the time), all the way back to about $50k. Unfortunately we were in a trading blackout for most of the year during all...
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    Desktop Computers

    As an update, I kept both PCs and gave my wife the 3060 Ti build. Added some thermal paste inside the 3080 and it helped a lot with the vram temps hitting >100 and everything is going really smoothly. May replace the front case fan but honestly it's pretty quiet unless it ramps to 100% which...
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    Health Problems

    As an update, I'm glad everyone I've talked to has emphasized to take it slowly. Almost 4 weeks post op and I'm still not able to walk without a limp and the hip feels really "tight" when I use it. Only sharp pain I get is muscle spasms after exercises or during stretching if the range of motion...
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    Mortgage refinance offers

    We refinanced from 4.125 to 3.75 last year and are saving about $700/mo (new appraisal was quite a bit higher then it was when we bought it in 2018 so PMI dropped a lot), and also got about $9k back in cash since we accepted a higher rate (we are planning on moving in a year or two). Literally...
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    Health Problems

    Thanks for the insight. I had similar surgery (femoroplasty + labral repair + capsule closure, no microfracture) but only on my painful symptomatic hip. I'll eventually need it on the other side MRI showed a torn labrum there as well but so far it doesn't ache after activity the way the left one...
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    Going to College as an Adult

    MBA is a degree that's perfectly designed for an experienced professional. I always crack up when I read job applications from 22 year old applicants for management positions because they got an MBA right after their bachelor's without ever holding a real job. They are usually super ambitious...
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    Health Problems

    Just had surgery to repair hip impingement + torn labrum. Not sure if anyone's been through that, but so far it seems similar to other sports leg injuries: ice, crutches, CPM machine, etc. Still on Day 1 so we'll see if I end up needing the painkillers or not. Really odd how there is some sharp...
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    I might, honestly. 3060 ti build already shipped so it's either return or resell.
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    My desktop is still on an i5-3570k and the only upgrade I've made in 8 years is an RX 570 so I'm glad I asked!
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    Desktop Computers

    I probably should have posted this here instead of in the 30X0 thread: Need some feedback on two orders I placed. I'm trying to decide which to keep. The first build is arriving this weekend and the second one will ship sometime in April. I currently have 2x 60Hz 1080p monitors but will...
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    Need some feedback on two orders I placed. I'm trying to decide which to keep. The first build is arriving this weekend and the second one will ship sometime in April. I currently have 2x 60Hz 1080p monitors but will probably upgrade to 1440, maybe 120/144Hz. Don't currently care about 4k...
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    Cyberpunk 2077

    Try minimizing big picture mode and starting the game from the desktop.
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    Investing General Discussion

    I had been holding VIR for about 9 months and just sold yesterday... Woops.
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    Investing General Discussion

    Well, that was an easy call for a 25% gain. MRNA was $77 when I posted this and it's around $100 today after they posted their efficacy. Might bump a little more or more likely will settle lower by the end of the week. All their preclinical data was really similar to Pfizer and they use using a...