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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8120 on: June 04, 2018, 12:45:00 pm »
Yeah, I have a medium sized place I think (I'm not actually sure of the size). I think the one you linked would probably be fine, it looks like it covers 39m2, and I don't think my place exceeds that. However, at the least, it will cover the rooms that I regularly use in my place.
Yeah, I don't really want to spend 700k won on a purifier, but 100k - 200k, would probably be fine.

My guess is that the extra cost would be better sensors, or extra functions, or something like that.
I've got two Xiaomi purifiers - it ended up being cheaper to get two of them than one expensive Korean branded one. And they work great. The app is pretty... not great? But it's okay once you get it working. And they are suuuuuuper super quiet when they're not in turbo mode. It's nice being able to keep one in your bedroom and one in your main area.

My bedroom is pretty much my main area haha. My apartment has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a lounge. However, the room I'm using as my bedroom, is essentially the biggest in the house. The lounge / main room that joins all these rooms, is a bit smaller. One of the bedrooms, I'm using as a guest room (have had a couple friends come and stay) - so I rarely use this room. The other, I use for drying laundry, as I have nowhere else to dry it haha. I think one of them will be fine to hit the places I use frequently.

Nice! What makes the app not so great?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8121 on: June 04, 2018, 12:47:31 pm »
Yeah, I have a medium sized place I think (I'm not actually sure of the size). I think the one you linked would probably be fine, it looks like it covers 39m2, and I don't think my place exceeds that. However, at the least, it will cover the rooms that I regularly use in my place.
Yeah, I don't really want to spend 700k won on a purifier, but 100k - 200k, would probably be fine.

My guess is that the extra cost would be better sensors, or extra functions, or something like that.
I've got two Xiaomi purifiers - it ended up being cheaper to get two of them than one expensive Korean branded one. And they work great. The app is pretty... not great? But it's okay once you get it working. And they are suuuuuuper super quiet when they're not in turbo mode. It's nice being able to keep one in your bedroom and one in your main area.

My bedroom is pretty much my main area haha. My apartment has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a lounge. However, the room I'm using as my bedroom, is essentially the biggest in the house. The lounge / main room that joins all these rooms, is a bit smaller. One of the bedrooms, I'm using as a guest room (have had a couple friends come and stay) - so I rarely use this room. The other, I use for drying laundry, as I have nowhere else to dry it haha. I think one of them will be fine to hit the places I use frequently.

Nice! What makes the app not so great?

Actually, I couldn't get it to work. But my significant other was able to do it, so now they control all of the purifiers.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8122 on: June 04, 2018, 12:50:48 pm »
Yeah, I have a medium sized place I think (I'm not actually sure of the size). I think the one you linked would probably be fine, it looks like it covers 39m2, and I don't think my place exceeds that. However, at the least, it will cover the rooms that I regularly use in my place.
Yeah, I don't really want to spend 700k won on a purifier, but 100k - 200k, would probably be fine.

My guess is that the extra cost would be better sensors, or extra functions, or something like that.
I've got two Xiaomi purifiers - it ended up being cheaper to get two of them than one expensive Korean branded one. And they work great. The app is pretty... not great? But it's okay once you get it working. And they are suuuuuuper super quiet when they're not in turbo mode. It's nice being able to keep one in your bedroom and one in your main area.

My bedroom is pretty much my main area haha. My apartment has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a lounge. However, the room I'm using as my bedroom, is essentially the biggest in the house. The lounge / main room that joins all these rooms, is a bit smaller. One of the bedrooms, I'm using as a guest room (have had a couple friends come and stay) - so I rarely use this room. The other, I use for drying laundry, as I have nowhere else to dry it haha. I think one of them will be fine to hit the places I use frequently.

Nice! What makes the app not so great?

Actually, I couldn't get it to work. But my significant other was able to do it, so now they control all of the purifiers.

Serious question. Why do homosexuals always say "significant other" or "partner" instead of boyfriend/girlfriend? The vast majority of (western) people do not care and are not going to be shocked.


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8123 on: June 04, 2018, 01:10:27 pm »
Yeah, I have a medium sized place I think (I'm not actually sure of the size). I think the one you linked would probably be fine, it looks like it covers 39m2, and I don't think my place exceeds that. However, at the least, it will cover the rooms that I regularly use in my place.
Yeah, I don't really want to spend 700k won on a purifier, but 100k - 200k, would probably be fine.

My guess is that the extra cost would be better sensors, or extra functions, or something like that.
I've got two Xiaomi purifiers - it ended up being cheaper to get two of them than one expensive Korean branded one. And they work great. The app is pretty... not great? But it's okay once you get it working. And they are suuuuuuper super quiet when they're not in turbo mode. It's nice being able to keep one in your bedroom and one in your main area.

My bedroom is pretty much my main area haha. My apartment has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a lounge. However, the room I'm using as my bedroom, is essentially the biggest in the house. The lounge / main room that joins all these rooms, is a bit smaller. One of the bedrooms, I'm using as a guest room (have had a couple friends come and stay) - so I rarely use this room. The other, I use for drying laundry, as I have nowhere else to dry it haha. I think one of them will be fine to hit the places I use frequently.

Nice! What makes the app not so great?

Actually, I couldn't get it to work. But my significant other was able to do it, so now they control all of the purifiers.

 Ahh damn. :o Hopefully, I won't have any issues with the app. :p


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8124 on: June 04, 2018, 01:13:13 pm »
Yeah, I have a medium sized place I think (I'm not actually sure of the size). I think the one you linked would probably be fine, it looks like it covers 39m2, and I don't think my place exceeds that. However, at the least, it will cover the rooms that I regularly use in my place.
Yeah, I don't really want to spend 700k won on a purifier, but 100k - 200k, would probably be fine.

My guess is that the extra cost would be better sensors, or extra functions, or something like that.
I've got two Xiaomi purifiers - it ended up being cheaper to get two of them than one expensive Korean branded one. And they work great. The app is pretty... not great? But it's okay once you get it working. And they are suuuuuuper super quiet when they're not in turbo mode. It's nice being able to keep one in your bedroom and one in your main area.

My bedroom is pretty much my main area haha. My apartment has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a lounge. However, the room I'm using as my bedroom, is essentially the biggest in the house. The lounge / main room that joins all these rooms, is a bit smaller. One of the bedrooms, I'm using as a guest room (have had a couple friends come and stay) - so I rarely use this room. The other, I use for drying laundry, as I have nowhere else to dry it haha. I think one of them will be fine to hit the places I use frequently.

Nice! What makes the app not so great?

Actually, I couldn't get it to work. But my significant other was able to do it, so now they control all of the purifiers.

Serious question. Why do homosexuals always say "significant other" or "partner" instead of boyfriend/girlfriend? The vast majority of (western) people do not care and are not going to be shocked.

I know straight people that use both instead of boyfriend / girlfriend. I know gay / lesbian people that say boyfriend / girlfriend.
As for why people use the former. Not sure. Maybe they see it as more affectionate than boyfriend / girlfriend?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8125 on: June 04, 2018, 01:15:29 pm »
Yeah, I have a medium sized place I think (I'm not actually sure of the size). I think the one you linked would probably be fine, it looks like it covers 39m2, and I don't think my place exceeds that. However, at the least, it will cover the rooms that I regularly use in my place.
Yeah, I don't really want to spend 700k won on a purifier, but 100k - 200k, would probably be fine.

My guess is that the extra cost would be better sensors, or extra functions, or something like that.
I've got two Xiaomi purifiers - it ended up being cheaper to get two of them than one expensive Korean branded one. And they work great. The app is pretty... not great? But it's okay once you get it working. And they are suuuuuuper super quiet when they're not in turbo mode. It's nice being able to keep one in your bedroom and one in your main area.

My bedroom is pretty much my main area haha. My apartment has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a lounge. However, the room I'm using as my bedroom, is essentially the biggest in the house. The lounge / main room that joins all these rooms, is a bit smaller. One of the bedrooms, I'm using as a guest room (have had a couple friends come and stay) - so I rarely use this room. The other, I use for drying laundry, as I have nowhere else to dry it haha. I think one of them will be fine to hit the places I use frequently.

Nice! What makes the app not so great?

Actually, I couldn't get it to work. But my significant other was able to do it, so now they control all of the purifiers.

Serious question. Why do homosexuals always say "significant other" or "partner" instead of boyfriend/girlfriend? The vast majority of (western) people do not care and are not going to be shocked.

This is just how I see it, but boyfriend/girlfriend just makes it sound like you're still in the dating phase, regardless of sexuality. If you're married or living together, I'd much rather refer to them as my wife/partner/SO because it defines the relationship better.
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  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8126 on: June 04, 2018, 01:22:14 pm »
Yeah, I have a medium sized place I think (I'm not actually sure of the size). I think the one you linked would probably be fine, it looks like it covers 39m2, and I don't think my place exceeds that. However, at the least, it will cover the rooms that I regularly use in my place.
Yeah, I don't really want to spend 700k won on a purifier, but 100k - 200k, would probably be fine.

My guess is that the extra cost would be better sensors, or extra functions, or something like that.
I've got two Xiaomi purifiers - it ended up being cheaper to get two of them than one expensive Korean branded one. And they work great. The app is pretty... not great? But it's okay once you get it working. And they are suuuuuuper super quiet when they're not in turbo mode. It's nice being able to keep one in your bedroom and one in your main area.

My bedroom is pretty much my main area haha. My apartment has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a lounge. However, the room I'm using as my bedroom, is essentially the biggest in the house. The lounge / main room that joins all these rooms, is a bit smaller. One of the bedrooms, I'm using as a guest room (have had a couple friends come and stay) - so I rarely use this room. The other, I use for drying laundry, as I have nowhere else to dry it haha. I think one of them will be fine to hit the places I use frequently.

Nice! What makes the app not so great?

Actually, I couldn't get it to work. But my significant other was able to do it, so now they control all of the purifiers.

Serious question. Why do homosexuals always say "significant other" or "partner" instead of boyfriend/girlfriend? The vast majority of (western) people do not care and are not going to be shocked.

This is just how I see it, but boyfriend/girlfriend just makes it sound like you're still in the dating phase, regardless of sexuality. If you're married or living together, I'd much rather refer to them as my wife/partner/SO because it defines the relationship better.

Before we were married, my wife used to say "partner"; people assumed that I was female as well.

:)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8127 on: June 04, 2018, 01:24:52 pm »
Serious question. Why do homosexuals always say "significant other" or "partner" instead of boyfriend/girlfriend? The vast majority of (western) people do not care and are not going to be shocked.

I'm straight, and I say SO or partner instead of boy/girlfriend. I use it mainly because I also try to downplay my own gender on online forums like this (as little identifying info as possible and all that). While I've clearly stated my gender sometimes, I still downplay unless I'm making a comment specifically related to gender. But I also use it to indicate that we are past the "dating" stage and are more serious than that, whether or not we're married.

Usually, LGBT people say SO or partner because it generally sounds more serious than boyfriend/girlfriend. In the past, when LGBT couples couldn't legally get married in the US, but were more than boyfriend/girlfriend (i.e. they would get married if they could legally), the title indicated the seriousness of the relationship. Or sometimes they don't want to "out" themselves to random strangers who might not be exactly supportive of their relationship.

A friend refers to her girlfriend as her "significant other" at family reunions because her older extended family is very vocally anti-LGBT. Her immediate family is supportive and knows her girlfriend. But rather than start family feuds and deal with potential verbal abuse or otherwise snide and backhanded remarks from her older relatives, she chooses to leave the gender of her, well, significant other, vague.

Generally, most western people won't be shocked or really care, this is true. Except when you live in staunchly conservative areas like the Midwest and the South. You can get some pretty nasty crap there. I clearly remember an instance when I saw a dear friend I hadn't seen in a while, and we hugged. Some random lady walking past us made a comment about how homosexuals shouldn't do PDA because there were kids around. Because two same-sex friends hugged each other in public.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8128 on: June 04, 2018, 01:34:20 pm »
http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/65077237?itemId=219906344&vendorItemId=3531184690&q=winix+hkd&itemsCount=36&searchId=be8d3374b5944557897310f2f559d44c&rank=0

I bought this one ( and a second for my inlaws for when my daughter is there).  It is designed for microdust.  What is more, it has a charcoal filter for smells, and both are washable, so you don't need to replace the filters and spend a small fortune once or twice a year.  It is the upgrade to the 5500-2 model, and that was recommended online in a few reviews as the best purifier for samll areas.  No app witg it, but the "plasmawave" means that the technology it uses emits no ozone or other harmfull stuff.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8129 on: June 04, 2018, 01:38:40 pm »

Before we were married, my wife used to say "partner"; people assumed that I was female as well.

:)

It might just be your soft features.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8130 on: June 04, 2018, 01:46:15 pm »
I have a Xiaomi Air 2 in the mail right now, as we speak, currently.

It's a present to myself.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8131 on: June 04, 2018, 01:50:10 pm »
RE: air purifiers

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-air-purifier/

I tried to buy this Coway (AP-1512HH Mighty) as it got good reviews on nearly every website I could find. I figured it's a Korean brand so it would probably be only slightly more expensive to buy here than anywhere else. But checking danawa.com, the cheapest I could find it for was 280k WON, the average being around 300k, despite selling on Amazon for around $200. I checked the Coway website and it's not even listed as a product there, nor do they have a purchasing page. It turns out that despite being Korean, it's an older model that they don't sell here anymore, so it must be shipped from abroad. I paid the 15k in country shipping fee and expected, based on the chart provided on the purchasing page from Auction that I would have to fork out another ~60K for international shipping, but the company texted me and said it would be another 105k, despite such a price not being listed anywhere on the purchasing page. I'm now trying to take it through Auction mediation, but they do not have a single English-speaking employee apparently and they are being less than helpful. Meanwhile, the vendor I bought it through has stopped returning my calls. :rolleyes:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8132 on: June 04, 2018, 01:54:46 pm »
Serious question. Why do homosexuals always say "significant other" or "partner" instead of boyfriend/girlfriend? The vast majority of (western) people do not care and are not going to be shocked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgkBWZXVLyk


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8133 on: June 04, 2018, 01:55:58 pm »
I have a Xiaomi Air 2 in the mail right now, as we speak, currently.

It's a present to myself.

They're great. If you live in a one room, your air will get super pure. If it's like a three room or something you might need a little more umph. Congratulations, though!

I live in a shoebox. I'll have the cleanest goddamn air in the country. hahahaha
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8134 on: June 04, 2018, 01:57:59 pm »
Why is the ground beef here so grisly?  It has hunks of nastiness in it and it stinks when fried.
i buy this one. it's good

http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/2691938?vendorItemId=3018904397

Wow. I just did the math on this.... it would cost roughly 31,000 won for one pound of ground beef.  Ouch.  No wonder I never buy ground beef here.   :cry: :cry: :cry:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8135 on: June 04, 2018, 02:00:33 pm »
I have a Xiaomi Air 2 in the mail right now, as we speak, currently.

It's a present to myself.

They're great. If you live in a one room, your air will get super pure. If it's like a three room or something you might need a little more umph. Congratulations, though!

I live in a shoebox. I'll have the cleanest goddamn air in the country. hahahaha

If you ever need to get out...

("clean air cafe")


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1851

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8136 on: June 04, 2018, 02:00:59 pm »
http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/65077237?itemId=219906344&vendorItemId=3531184690&q=winix+hkd&itemsCount=36&searchId=be8d3374b5944557897310f2f559d44c&rank=0

I bought this one ( and a second for my inlaws for when my daughter is there).  It is designed for microdust.  What is more, it has a charcoal filter for smells, and both are washable, so you don't need to replace the filters and spend a small fortune once or twice a year.  It is the upgrade to the 5500-2 model, and that was recommended online in a few reviews as the best purifier for samll areas.  No app witg it, but the "plasmawave" means that the technology it uses emits no ozone or other harmfull stuff.

I like the idea of washing the filters vs buying new ones:
Is http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=1404686520 the same as the one you listed on coupang? :o


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8137 on: June 04, 2018, 02:23:07 pm »
Why is the ground beef here so grisly?  It has hunks of nastiness in it and it stinks when fried.
i buy this one. it's good

http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/2691938?vendorItemId=3018904397

Wow. I just did the math on this.... it would cost roughly 31,000 won for one pound of ground beef.  Ouch.  No wonder I never buy ground beef here.   :cry: :cry: :cry:

I think your maths may be off, 500g for 6900 + postage

A pound is 454g making this about 6300 + postage a pound, this is possibly the cheapest beef I've seen in Korea (unless my maths is off)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8138 on: June 04, 2018, 03:40:10 pm »
Just a referral to people who are interested, there's an FB group called "Clean Air Ideas In Korea" with many members who are on top of this sort of thing and are incredibly knowledgeable about what's currently available. You can take a look in there and ask more detailed questions. They're really helpful and are very good about answering questions in general.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/486111874923502/
« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 03:41:54 pm by Chinguetti »


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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8139 on: June 04, 2018, 04:11:47 pm »
Why is the ground beef here so grisly?  It has hunks of nastiness in it and it stinks when fried.
i buy this one. it's good

http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/2691938?vendorItemId=3018904397

Wow. I just did the math on this.... it would cost roughly 31,000 won for one pound of ground beef.  Ouch.  No wonder I never buy ground beef here.   :cry: :cry: :cry:

I think your maths may be off, 500g for 6900 + postage

A pound is 454g making this about 6300 + postage a pound, this is possibly the cheapest beef I've seen in Korea (unless my maths is off)

Yeah. This is actually a pretty great deal.
It's also way better quality than my local butcher. I just buy a few packs at once and keep them in the freezer. If anyone has any links to other cheaper minced beef deals, feel free to post them...