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    Shit that annoys you

    I know you’re not looking for an excuse or rationalization, but that’s typically because the spam campaigns are run on separate systems (usually separate vendors) than their customer database. They...
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    What? Maybe NFTs and immutable blockchains are...

    What?

    Maybe NFTs and immutable blockchains are what actually make the Matrix possible?
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    Not that it matters I guess, but you’re leading...

    Not that it matters I guess, but you’re leading the personal shit slinging in this particular round by a big margin. Take a lap, bro.
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    Me too! I agree there’s something there, but I...

    Me too!

    I agree there’s something there, but I don’t know what it is. Part of my job is figuring out what the hell this stuff means, too, and figure out if there’s an application for it. All I’ve...
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    I intellectually shot myself in the foot (not sure what that means, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt that it’s bad or exposed me somehow) by pointing out that NFTs seem to be a way to pull...
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    Sorry. You didn’t predict that. I was projecting because it was fun based on:

    The underpinnings for most of this relies on anonymity or on evading regulations or taxation. Or all of the above. For...
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    Well, I’m not doing that either. I’m in here asking questions ‘n shit.
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    I’m not blaming the explanations, I’m expressing doubt because the explanations kind of suck. How many times have we heard in this thread that people study this shit like it’s their job just to...
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    The only accounting function solved is when it comes to shareholder distribution, though. That’s a pretty tiny part of the overall accounting burden. Agreed that it can all be automated, but there’s...
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    I’m not arguing, but I still don’t really get it. The first only has utility if nobody trusts each other (or are you saying that the accounting function will be completely obviated by an NFT...
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    I get that…and for capitalizing on rich people or enthusiasts who want to own something “authentic” I see how you can create and profit from scarcity. It’s not going to force payment for something...
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    Correct. Also, what does that have to do with...

    Correct.

    Also, what does that have to do with NFT contracts?
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    But why? This is a solution in search of a problem. Do we really have a large problem with amendable, unenforceable promises that will be solved by this? I get the lather, but for the life of me I...
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    If you expect something to happen, you shouldn’t.

    If you expect something to happen, you shouldn’t.
  15. Thread: Ahmaud Arbery

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    I think they’re all relevant. I liked the second...

    I think they’re all relevant. I liked the second one. I kinda think it’s most relevant. If it’s ever ok to kill somebody else with a gun, we are going to have stuff like this that breaks down around...
  16. Thread: Ahmaud Arbery

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    Ahmaud Arbery

    I don’t think that’s what he is saying at all, both from reading here and talking to him outside of here. I think he’s saying that if his accusers had him at gunpoint and he had lunged at them or...
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    The living areas in my home have been overtaken...

    The living areas in my home have been overtaken by Christmas decorations. To my uncouth eye it looks like clutter. But I have been assured that it is not clutter.

    I guess it’s nice.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    That’s what I assumed when I got mine without...

    That’s what I assumed when I got mine without doing any research. Not here. Ended up unwittingly going forward by 1.
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    Harry’s Island

    Cool island, Harry! Ice roads notwithstanding, I’d still be on the lookout for an old pontoon boat you can strip down and convert into a barge. My dad has done lots of building on/around a lake a few...
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    Best way to combat that is to participate in the...

    Best way to combat that is to participate in the apple ecosystem. Which I recognize is fucked up.

    I bought a pack of airtags for my keys and wallet, and gave my girlfriend one for her keys (not...
  22. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    It wasn’t a whole pizza, but I had a dog swipe...

    It wasn’t a whole pizza, but I had a dog swipe two large pieces on a drive-by. I chased her down and pulled them back out of her throat. It was like her jaw had unhinged, and it felt like sticking my...
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    The carcass was removed. That wasn’t very...

    The carcass was removed. That wasn’t very pleasant.
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Figured you guys wouldn’t let me off easy.

    I’m about 16 feet from the gable end. This would be easier for a couple reasons, AND we get enough snow where I am that I worry about keeping it clear if...
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    My bathroom fans are venting into the attic. It’s...

    My bathroom fans are venting into the attic. It’s obviously not a new situation, and I don’t see any obvious evidence of mold up there. I discovered this when I went to replace one of the fans. Along...
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    Bobby's used car lot and Free Carfax

    How much of those rankings are stupid shit or people who can’t figure out the electronics? “Problems” runs the gamut, and without more qualification I’ve always been suspicious of that particular...
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    https://www.wikihow.com/Pare-an-Apple?amp=1

    https://www.wikihow.com/Pare-an-Apple?amp=1
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    Plumber question

    Fucking old ass bump. Wtf?

    What did it end up being anyways?
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    Netflix: instaView rec's

    I thought it was fine, as wastes of time go, but it might as well have been a space opera for all it had to do with the genre or the time period. Might have been a better setting for that story,...
  30. Just let her pee on your face already, ya prude.

    Just let her pee on your face already, ya prude.
  31. Thread: Props to...

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    Sticky: Dude outdoes himself. Nice to have this place...

    Dude outdoes himself. Nice to have this place still surprise.
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    Some black caulk might make things a little more...

    Some black caulk might make things a little more moist and loosen things up a bit.
  33. Fatherhood anonymous; an open discussion on being a dad.

    Funny.

    Currently have her boyfriend over. They think he should borrow my ski pants so they can go play in the snow while I cook them all dinner. How about: come back inside when you get cold?
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    So…nihilism? We don’t have a future anyways. Might as well drive up the value of my imaginary asset class?

    Also, millennials and gen y are the same thing.

    Carry on….
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    Shit that annoys you

    No, just domestic water. Water everywhere…. The drain pipe in the picture is just to the sink in the guest bathroom.
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    It was probably comical. The old T snapped while...

    It was probably comical. The old T snapped while I was trying to snake the pex to the other side to hook up the hot water supply. Got soaked. Plugged the hole with my thumb but was 8 feet from the...
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    392364 FUCK

    392364

    FUCK
  38. One last bump. Anybody?

    One last bump. Anybody?
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    Its said she never gives up her dead.

    That’s because MN would be the east coast.

    I’ve never heard this before either. But I’m rarely more than 10 miles away from Superior. It’s usually “the lake” or “the big lake” if we need to get...
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    That is the correct answer. Who’s the guy who...

    That is the correct answer.

    Who’s the guy who thinks it’s terrific to install a domestic water supply system that needs a fucking 12 hour cure time any time you need to do anything and becomes...
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    So if it’s a coast, the land is the reference...

    So if it’s a coast, the land is the reference point, but if it’s a shore, it’s the body of water?

    Does this need its own thread?
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    Shit that annoys you

    Thanks for the tip. The (unheated) garage is on the other side of that wall, and it’s a few feet from the furnace and carries hot water to the rest of the house. Not surprised it hasn’t been a...
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    Oh, and all the drain lines are ABS…. Which, OK,...

    Oh, and all the drain lines are ABS…. Which, OK, but local home improvement stores mostly carry sch 40. So everything is just a little bit harder.
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    Shit that annoys you

    Yeah. It’s weird. All very neat and straight. But what the actual fuck.

    ETA: look at this shit.

    392316
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    Wasn’t trying to start something…. I always...

    Wasn’t trying to start something…. I always assumed that the lake was the point of reference, but then I see local businesses on the south shore (by my definition) calling themselves things like...
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    Shit that annoys you

    This house was plumbed entirely with CPVC and few shutoff valves; those valves available are shitty and are about 50/50 for actually working. Makes for sudden scope creep when trying to do anything...
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    So…which side of the lake is the north shore?

    So…which side of the lake is the north shore?
  48. Fatherhood anonymous; an open discussion on being a dad.

    This. I can’t say I particularly like the idea of my daughter or my son having sex, same as I don’t like them doing anything that seems risky and loaded with life changing consequences, but I’m not...
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    At least he isn’t thin skinned.

    At least he isn’t thin skinned.
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    Recent failure of an exchange with somebody on a...

    Recent failure of an exchange with somebody on a layover at the airport:

    Them: “I think I’m going to wonder.”

    Me: “Are you going to wander, too?”

    Them: “Somewhere else in the airport.”
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