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pete_the_cat @lemmy.world
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IRS makes free tax return program permanent and is asking all states to join in 2025. This could deal a massive blow to private tax filing services such as TurboTax
  • If you lived in NYC and made than 75k/year you can't file online using the state's website, and both of those were true for me. I moved out of NYC last June, I live in Florida now. Also, why should I have to go see a tax agent? I should just be able to do it all online myself. I've been doing it for 7 years with TurboTax.

  • IRS makes free tax return program permanent and is asking all states to join in 2025. This could deal a massive blow to private tax filing services such as TurboTax
  • I had to mail in my state taxes for NY due to NYC regulations, which I didn't know about since I've been using TurboTax for 7 years. I was only informed of this after I had filed my taxes federally using the IRS system. There is no way to just file your state taxes online, you have to do both and if you submit them a second time it just gets rejected.

    It's good that they're doing this, but it caused a lot of headaches for me that I was unaware of.

  • IRS makes free tax return program permanent and is asking all states to join in 2025. This could deal a massive blow to private tax filing services such as TurboTax
  • A city problem to be more exact. Since I lived in NYC and made more than 75k in a year I couldn't file online, using the site the IRS directed me to (I've been doing it myself with TurboTax for the past 7 years, and paying for it). Due to the IRS' own rules, you can't file just your state tax returns online, since they're largely the same as the federal taxes. So both are actually at fault.

    I live in Florida now so I don't have to pay state taxes, so next year's will be a breeze.

  • IRS makes free tax return program permanent and is asking all states to join in 2025. This could deal a massive blow to private tax filing services such as TurboTax
  • Using this ended being a massive pain in the ass for me. I could file the federal taxes online, but after I submitted it and attempted to file my state taxes online it said I couldn't since I lived in NYC and made more than 75k/yr and I'd have to mail them in since it's impossible to file only your state taxes online due to the IRS' requirements.

    I haven't used my printer in years so it was a hassle just to print out 5 pages and mail them half way across the country. It also delayed getting my refund by about a month.

  • EPYC for Desktop: It's finally here! (and cheap too)
  • Threadripper already accomplished all of this years ago. My TR2970WX has 24 cores/48 threads, 48 PCI-E lanes, and it supports ECC and non-ECC RAM. My AsRock Rack board has BMC support as well.

    The Threadripper series was the perfect workstation CPU. I've had mine for a few years and it can handle anything I throw at it, it can easily transcode 2-3 4K videos while doing multiple other things.

    It wasn't cheap though, it was like $650 on sale, originally like a grand or so.

  • Questions about migrating a ZFS RAID
  • I agree, the VM management could be easier. I don't understand why I can't have two NICs in the same subnet as long as they have different IPs.

    The bigger annoyance for me was there was no way to tell what disk is attached where in the VM device listings since it only shows the boot order and not labels or paths.

  • Cloudflare took down our website after trying to force us to pay $120000 within 24h
  • I agree. It's shitty for Cloudflare to just straight up destroy this company's DNS, but also it seems like the company violated the ToS. They had about two weeks to migrate to something else, but instead they just continued debating with CF. Also, this company doesn't have a secondary DNS server in case CF ever went down? That's pretty stupid on their part. Redundant systems are key, I hope they learned that lesson haha

  • Facepalm @lemmy.world pete_the_cat @lemmy.world

    "I reject sexual labels by assigning one to myself that means I hate labels"

    I saw this on a (scammy) dating app and thought it was hilarious.

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    Weight Lifting: How are you supposed to know the weights of unlabled things?

    I started lifting weights (again) and accurately tracking my progress (I bought a "cheap" workout and weight loss plan, which requires a lot of data so you can see your progress (or regress)). When bench pressing and doing squats on the (Cybex) Smith Machine I had assumed that the bar weighed 45 pounds like a free bar does and added it to the total weight. It wasn't until my most recent session (finished about 30 minutes ago) that I realized that the bar doesn't in fact weigh 45 pounds....but weighs anywhere from 7 to 30 pounds, according to what I saw from a quick search. I should have realized that it wasn't 45 pounds because it felt pretty light. Google says that the average weight tends to be about 15 pounds, but I have no idea.

    I was also using the (Cybex) overhead should press machine and saw that the plates past 50 pounds went in 15 pound increments. Then I noticed the additional weight at the top, disabled by a pin. When I lowered it down on to the stack there was no number on it. Was it 5 pounds? 7.5 pounds? 10 pounds? Who knows?

    How are people supposed to know how much weight they're lifting if things aren't numbered properly? They have these huge stickers that say everything, but they can't put "bar weighs 15 lbs" on it?

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    The amount of plastic from a Kinder Bueno 4 pack

    Each bar is wrapped in cellophane, which are then wrapped in the normal outer packaging. To make the 4 pack, they simply took 2x two packs and put them on a cardboard tray,and then wrapped those.

    I don't think I've ever gone through so much unwrapping for candy.

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    Wow, it's really become a shithole there

    It's been going downhill for a while but I feel it's gotten exponentially worse. Someone made a post under "insane facebook people" which had a picture of a sign on a hospital patient's door that said "please knock before entering I wear a veil". I said "you have to cover your face or Mohammed will smite you!" (which is literally the reason they do it) and the mod perma-banned me for violating a "rule". I called them a power hungry loser and said it was clearly a sarcastic comment...and they responded by calling me a Republican (which confuses the hell out of me) and blocked me from responding to them for 3 days.

    Someone else posted in the New York City thread saying "inflation is out of control, this place wants $15 for a bacon, egg and cheese!" and everyone there was supporting the place that charged $15. Any comment OP made was immediately downvoted to hell, regardless of the content.

    People were calling someone from a story posted a "pedophile" in another sub because they found an adult (18 years old) attractive. When someone else was like "umm a pedophile is someone that's attracted to pre-pubescent children..." everyone was just like "shut up pedo! You just want to fuck kids!".

    Everyone seems to have a hair trigger, is insane, or loves to rage-bait/troll just for the fun of it.

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