eBay will only tax the buyer of the item. However, it seems that eBay in a large amount of auctions will "incorrectly" collect the correct amount of tax for that purchase. Every time I buy from eBay they charge double the correct tax rate...first world problems.
2 BTC a week, wow. If one had the funds to purchase the hardware to mine 2 btc a week....with the cost of power involved; then why not buy the dip?
Why. Not. Buy. The. Dip.
Is there more cash to be made from mining vs trading at this point? One still needs to pay tax on mining...
NH is giving me about $5 per day on my 1080ti. I keep my desktop on all the time to use for short periods of time. With NH running in the background there is no noticeable performance loss. It's not much, but it does pay for the power and add a little BTC to the wallet.
I had the idea of buying...
If you have a gfx card, can you yank it out and try the onboard video? Also it seems that some manufacturers have gotten into the habit of placing "stickers" over ports that otherwise would be of use in situations like this. See if perhaps an oldschool VGA/DVI port that has a sticker over it...
Sounds like windows 10 fast boot is turned on, disable that in the OS and see if you see a bios / uefi prompt.
Alternatively, if you have win 10 boot media available you should be able to access the bios from there via recovery options.
The one thing one learns about OEM laptops is that the thermal goop applied during assembly is a bit aggressive.
So before LTT; it was my bane/privilege to "fix" this for our users. 80% of the time for "weird" errors / thermal throttling and this was the fix.