Can being around certain people bring you bad luck?
Yes, and No.Yes, if you perceive all good happening in your life as a result of good luck and all bad a result of the opposite.No, if you are a practical person and ready to look pragmatically to what is going wrong or right in your life, esp. when you are around specific someone and why?I will give a few hypothetical examples.Ever heard "Behind every successful man there is a woman?" To some extent this is right. And to some extent, it's horribly wrong. Your spouse has as much of a role to play in your success as much he/she plays in your downfall.Life shall throw big ball of fires at you along the way, be it career, health or any other aspect of your life. If your spouse doesn't support you, and work through this with you, you are doomed. You may say it's your bad luck, but I would say you just don't have the right partner.The differentiating factor between the lucky and unlucky students is their peer group.People in not so good universities will say that Tier-I students are lucky. They are in Tier-I and then they get such good offers, while we keep struggling all the time.The difference we do not see is, a Tier-I student in his free time is either failing/succeeding to create a new company or disrupting the industry with his ground breaking research. They are pushed by each other and their surrounding to strive for more. They set high bars for themselves. Their surrounding is too evolutionary and demanding to help them succeed. It is not good luck.While other students may spend their free time with influence of their peers, procrastinating. Here you go. You are inviting bad luck.No offence to anyone. There is nothing as good or bad luck. Good or bad, it's just a phase. It's how we deal with it that makes it worth or worthless. And this to some extent depends upon who we have around us. Luck is nothing but an excuse. We just use it to reason our own failures and success of others.
What are the best ways of getting out of poverty?
Honestly, you cannot escape poverty. I've seen poverty and, to some extent, lived it. But I know that I will never be homeless, starving, etc. So, you could say that I have never experienced true poverty. But I will tell you this. Those whom I know who were truly poor BUILT their way out of it. They did not escape it. They did things that I would never have the guts or even the physical strength to do.I will give you one example. I teach illiterate adults basic reading and comprehension skills (at no charge). One of my earliest students was a youngish man. We were both in our thirties at the time, though he was a few years younger than I was. He came to the library (which provided materials and space for the class) in a BMW. He had a stunningly beautiful wife. He told me that he lived in a million-dollar home. Yet he was illiterate. He was intelligent, but not brilliant. And he grew up poor -- poverty beyond my experience. He was, quite literally, born on the streets. By the time he was able to walk, speak, etc. his parents had vanished. He survived, somehow -- I have no idea how -- until he was ten, just wandering the streets. Then he started to sell flowers that he had either stolen or that someone had given him. He made very little money this way. Then someone gave him a box of vitamin bottles -- 100 bottles -- for free. How and why, I don't know. He sold these 100 bottles by going door to door, in ONE DAY. This was in Miami. It is hot there. And a little boy wandering around, half-naked, selling stuff door to door, is not welcome in most places. But he managed to do this for YEARS. He finally saved enough money to buy himself a house, when he was in his twenties. So, for more than TWENTY YEARS, this guy literally lived on the streets.I think I would die in my first 20 hours, on the streets. He finally married a beautiful, educated woman who had a good job. He got himself a job as a grounds-keeper. And he had been employed for 10 years or so when his wife finally convinced him to become literate. I still have a t-shirt that he gave me as a gift when we were done.So, my friend, you can build yourself a way out of poverty. It is difficult. But it can be done. Frankly, I don't know if I could do it. But I hope you do. I am not a rich guy myself. But let me know if I can help, in any way.
A CPU for the Dell Optiplex 580?
The following CPUs should work on your machine: AMD Phenom™ II X4 Quad Core B9x Processors (8M, AMD-V™, PowerNow!™, EVP) AMD Phenom™ II X3 Triple Core B7x Processors (7.5M, AMD-V™, PowerNow!™, EVP) AMD Phenom™ II X2 Dual Core B5x Processors (7M, AMD-V™, PowerNow!™, EVP) AMD Phenom™ II X2 Dual Core B2x Processors (2M, AMD-V™, PowerNow!™, EVP) AMD Athlon™ II X4 Quad Core 6xx Processors (2M, AMD-V™, Cool’n Quiet, EVP) AMD Athlon™ II X3 Triple Core 4xx Processors (1.5M, AMD-V™, Cool’n Quiet, EVP) AMD Athlon™ II X2 Dual Core 2xx Processors (2M, AMD-V™, Cool’n Quiet, EVP) AMD Sempron™ Single Core 1xx Processor (1M, AMD-V™, Cool’n Quiet, EVP) Check with a Dell certified technician on the Dell online support chat prior to purchasing to be sure
Can I run PUBG with a GTX 1050 2 GB on high settings? I've got 8 GB DDR4 RAM, Core i5 7400, and a 1080p screen.
Thanks for the A2A!Let me start out by saying that your PC will not be able to run the game in high settings. It just won’t be able to cope with the demands of the game. Even the GTX 1080 Ti has some problems with maintaining consistent frame rates, let alone the GTX 1050.First, let me give you an overview of the minimum and medium requirements to run PUBG:Minimum RequirementsOS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300Memory: 6 GB RAMGraphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GBDirectX: Version 11Network: Broadband Internet connectionStorage: 30 GB available spaceMedium RequirementsOS: 64-bit Windows 10Processor: AMD Ryzen 5-1600 / Intel Core i5-7600KMemory: 8 GB RAMGraphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or better(DirectX, Internet connection and storage requirements don't change)As you can see, your PC specs are somewhere in between these two sets of requirements. The GTX 1050 2GB is fine, but since PUBG is a heavy game that taxes on your PC resources a lot, don’t expect high frame rates since it is limited by the processing power and 2GB GDDR5. The processor (i5–7400) is just enough to run games like PUBG, though I personally don’t recommend it. The fact that the display is 1080P is not relevant when it comes to game performance, it is the refresh rate that is important.Overall, you PC will be able to run it in medium settings if you want to stretch out your PC’s capability.
What are the causes of conflict in the Middle East?
People may give many reasons for lack of peace in Middle-East but the true reason is the rich oil resources of the region.Not just oil but this piece of land is also blessed with natural gas and other natural resources; 32% of the world’s natural gas rests in the hands of Middle-East states.So, to be very serious the war going on in Middle-East is more a result of international conspiracies than it is of sectarian violence.Middle-East is rich of oil,petroleum,gas,opium,gold and aluminium resources.Seeing these facts one must consider that ‘’Why these countries are not developing?The reason is that international powers are using these countries as nothing but their war grounds to fulfil their vested interests.All of this is a conspiracy of anti-Muslim powers.Yes, some of the middle-east states i.e. Saudi Arabia are progressing much faster than others but the reason is that not a single one of the 1.6 billion Muslims of the world would stay low if something happens to Saudi Arabia.Also that Saudi Arabia and other such nations sell petrol and natural gas to world’s powers on low rates and easy terms.You might be surprised but this is true, the human-blood is being shed for nothing but the gain of power.The UN has failed miserably in prevailing peace in Middle-East. In fact UN The United Nations is not more than a Debating Society.The so-called ambassadors of peace instead of making efforts to prevent war and save human lives give preference to their own interests.The current situation in Syria is hidden from none.Armies enter these countries ignoring their regional sovereignty, in the name of prevailing peace,fight for their own interests and once they have been fulfilled they leave. No one cares for the hundreds of thousands that have that and the ones that are being killed daily either by terrorists or the ambassadors of peace.The only thing these cowards care about is gaining control natural resources of the region at any cost of all.