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Hello everyone! I am moving to Hawaii very soon and will be working at Fort Shafter. I would like to save money and bike to work each day. I was wondering if there is anything I should know when biking from Salt Lake to Fort Shafter. Or any biking advice in general. Thank you!

Despite Saltlakes appearance crime-wise its not unsafe, but its probably in the runnerups of bicycle unfriendly on the island so please be safe

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Original Poster1 point · 3 hours ago

Salt lake does appear to be safe though. I think I found a doable path to work. Thank you.

1 point · 11 days agoGilded1

Not sure if you're bringing a bike with you or not. Because of the hills I always recommend a light bike. Going to Fort Shafter shouldn't be too much of a problem.

In terms of route, consider the bridge at Kilowaena St that crosses the freeway. You'd have to use the sidewalk because it's one way only but it might make the commute much more direct.

I would avoid trying to go on that section of N King St that goes along the freeway, it's practically part of it.

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Original Poster1 point · 11 days ago

I actually plan on getting an electric bike there to help with the hills. I'm assuming this ( is the recommended route you mentioned. Thanks!


I just got an offer yesterday for an Asset Manager position. This position will require me to travel all over the country and account for different equipment on military bases. I'm not sure what other responsibilities there are for this position. I also have a level one help desk offer as well doing regular help desk work like incidents/work orders. I was wondering which position would be best for my career in the long run.

The asset manager position doesn't seem very IT heavy if it's just me tracking equipment. Would that position be beneficial for me in the long run? The help desk position on the other hand does seem like it would be hard to progress, but at least there is more IT involved. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

I mean it's easy to pass on the offer.

I suggest if you want to be a sysadmin, search for roles that at least offer exposure to those duties. Avoid straight help desk roles, as it won't get you to where you want to be.

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Original Poster1 point · 15 days ago

Oh I see. Why would you say it's an easy pass? Also, thanks for the tip.

I don't follow. Why would you take that job? It's got nothing to do with your eventual goal of being a sysadmin.

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Original Poster1 point · 15 days ago

Well you said that before I told you I wanted to be a sys admin. I was thinking you had some other reasons.

Maybe they could get a villain even more handsome than handsome jack?

Yes they certainly do treat it like a science. I've heard my dad talk about his "strategy" for picking machines and "how to win" by playing the machines a certain way. It's insane.

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well the only real way to pick a machine is if it's closer to hitting the guaranteed bonus than the other machines.


Hey guys, I just wanted to get some insight into working as a contractor in Kuwait. I know this is the military sub-reddit, but there may be some former military contractors here. I just got offered a position there. The pay is definitely not as much what my buddies are making in Afghanistan ($70k < $140k), but I hear that it is not as dangerous. I have never been in the Middle East area, so I don't know what to expect. I just would like to know what to expect with the environment and just any information in general. Thank you very much.

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Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

Thanks for the information. Yeah I will be going to Camp Afrijan if I accept. My certs should still be good for another two years. I am a bit concerned about the heat because it looks like a 40 minute drive to work from the place I will be staying at. Could make for a miserable drive if I get a car with crappy AC. I should be good on taxes since I have experience doing the foreign exclusion.

Is there a commissary on the base? Also are contractors allowed to use the exchange there?

Honestly, I was going to move to Hawaii for a job. I actually put this job out of my mind because I wasn't contacted for 8 weeks after my application, but decided to interview anyways because I can't say no to an interview. I did try to ask for a little more money, but the company wouldn't budge, so I don't know. That partial salary would suck. Maybe I'll just do the Kuwait thing later in a higher position.

Thanks again for the info.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Maybe Afghanistan... Anyways, I decided to reject the offer, so I can work on my professional career first and maybe go back there as a Sys Admin or something.

I'm down.

Holy wtf is going on?

The 100 year war lasted 116 years. I think it was only a couple centuries ago.

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Damn that's long


Where can I buy wireless tv headphones that can connect to a wireless transmitter which then plugs into the tv?

You too man.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

OP here... thanks for the advice... I did go to Kukje but didn't find what I was looking for, but it was pretty fun walking around the place. Got some other stuff though. I do appreciate the other bits of information about other places you mentioned that would be fun in Korea. Thanks!

Yongsan electronics mart or Kukje electronics market near Nambu bus terminal

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

thanks... I went to kukje... didn't find it, but it was a fun trip.


Is 50k / year for help desk in Hawaii a good offer doing level 1 help desk work?

13 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

Shit, id take it.

EDIT: Post the job listing link so I can apply ;)

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Original Poster4 points · 2 months ago

If you have a clearance, I could pm you the details.

How kind! Was more sarcastic than serious. Would they sponsor clearance?

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

No they wont... :(

In a quiet place

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I don't get it... what does that have to do with Jim?

The actor who plays Jim is named John Krasinski. John is currently starring in his directorial debut, a film called “A Quiet Place.”

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Makes sense thanks.

As someone who has been one-tricking the hell out of Fenix, he's easily as bad for the game right now as Maiev was. I think this is why a lot of people were expecting an earlier balance since she had one and it feels like a parallel situation of OPness.

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That's why I think new heroes should not be added to HL until maybe about a month after release or until they tweak the heroes in these balance patches they do two weeks after the hero release. It's not healthy for the game.

I’d rather have cool themes than digital pocket change

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yeah a theme for the switch would be great.

823 points · 5 months ago

Nice, I'm glad you started getting on your own, just don't waste money on unnecessary things, always save a fraction of your salary to "justincase" situations and you'll hopefully be okay. Not telling you to be cheap, just try and don't get into any debt.

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Who is Justin Case?

Yeah, I meant about your buddy though. I've got AWS certs but always curious what else is lucrative.

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how has the AWS cert been working for you? I'm thinking about working towards that next.

If you want to work in military-related IT fields, or join a company that handles a lot of sensitive data, get your Security+.

You can also negotiate with potential entry-level employment with military contractors and they will pay for your certification. Then it follows you.

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This... most entry level IT positions in DoD actually require a Sec+

I would keep 10K in cash as your emergency/rainy day fund. I then would max out a Roth IRA for 2017 and 2018 (next week) through Wealthfront. I would then put the remaining 29K into an index fund at Vanguard.

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Vanguard also has investment funds with a target year date that you can invest in as well. i.e. VFFVX

Same! I'm scared it'll drop immensely, but greater the risk, greater the reward. I'm in for a while.

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eh if it does drop, I'll just buy some more.

It looks like we are at ATH. What caused the spike?

483 points · 6 months ago

Maybe we’ll come full circle and they’ll announce the full game is on the disc and we get expansions packs instead of a $5 map.

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would probably have to raise the price of games though.

They have a pretty good model with WoW and maybe Overwatch, but Hearthstone is a bit ridiculous

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I don't agree with WoW, but overwatch yeah.

4 points · 6 months ago

What issue do you have with WoW?

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Basically what the other guy said including buying in-game gold.

Is a ps4 still available for 200$ anywhere online?

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there are still bundles like this

that are like $240 and come with a $50 gift card. I bought it and plan on just selling the games.

It looks like the only PS4 Slims that aren't sold out are Target now.

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now sold out :(

reminds me of naruto for some reason.

I'm not sure if this is a trolling post. If it's not, then it completely explains how out of touch you are and why you are having difficulty finding anything to do.

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Shoot I've been here for less than a week and even I know what that is.

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