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    Sometimes I worry about whether my kids are...

    Sometimes I worry about whether my kids are learning enough when I see examples of where a ship sailed long ago and all that's left is a dry lakebed.
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    Same. I live in a state with two gun...

    Same. I live in a state with two gun manufacturers and a large hunting culture. It's sad that this is what we've wrought with what we had.
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    When people care more about football and their...

    When people care more about football and their guns than education and mental health, it's just how it is.
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    So we should just give them whatever they want...

    So we should just give them whatever they want forever? Moscow immediately becomes a radioactive parking lot from multiple parties if they use anything.
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    Oh come on, 1% of the time it works ever-wait,...

    Oh come on, 1% of the time it works ever-wait, appeasement never works.
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    That's a fully incorrect statement. They...

    That's a fully incorrect statement. They absolutely want peace, but not at the expense of the country of Ukraine. Putin is clearly pulling the strings and by now it should be clear that as long as...
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    "Just a prank bro" Give me a break. Own your...

    "Just a prank bro"
    Give me a break. Own your viewpoints or shut the hell up. I'm so tired of shitty viewpoints getting trial ballooned then people pretending like it was for laughs when they get...
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    No they aren't? I work in a F100 and >90% of...

    No they aren't?
    I work in a F100 and >90% of our technical staff primarily works remote now. Work still gets done and they're a lot happier not having open office bullshit to deal with so they can...
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Why? How? Putin is hell bent on destroying...

    Why? How?
    Putin is hell bent on destroying Ukraine for no other reason than his own ego. Any treaty or agreement will be broken whenever is convenient for him. It's not like he doesn't know how to...
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    Not gonna happen. As someone hiring for remote, I...

    Not gonna happen. As someone hiring for remote, I got 650 resumes in 3 days. Talented people can live where they want. I think the bigger tangle is people wanting to live internationally.
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    There are plenty of shitty drivers out there and...

    There are plenty of shitty drivers out there and I've been hit by cars. I don't really road ride much anymore due to those factors (and the fact most roads here don't have real shoulders or lanes),...
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    Most large companies can. Hell, Apple is sitting...

    Most large companies can. Hell, Apple is sitting on 100 bill+ last time I checked. JPMC has 3.7 trillion in assets, for reference.
  13. Elon's always been a douchebag, it's just...

    Elon's always been a douchebag, it's just historically he was willing to put money on the line to do interesting things. Now he seems obsessed with his own personality cult rather than useful stuff,...
  14. Thread: SNL

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    People have been saying "SNL used to be funnier"...

    People have been saying "SNL used to be funnier" since I was a kid because memory wipes all the bad stuff out.
    It's a weekly sketch show that goes through constant form-storm-norm-perform cycles as...
  15. Thread: Ask the experts

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    This why I only use locally sourced organic snake...

    This why I only use locally sourced organic snake oil.
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    They just moved the children's museum to...

    They just moved the children's museum to Thompson's point (I think), but it was great for toddlers when we were there. Also picnic on the eastern prom is solid, lots of open grass if it's not too...
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    https://lobstershacktwolights.com/ Start there....

    https://lobstershacktwolights.com/
    Start there.

    As to college - depends on the person. College etc.? Whole different thread and ball of wax.
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    That's central mass.

    That's central mass.
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    I love that No. 9 Park has this on file -...

    I love that No. 9 Park has this on file - https://punchdrink.com/recipes/cafe-du-maine/

    Also, packies are for massholes.
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    Have you partied with Mainers? Also the food and...

    Have you partied with Mainers? Also the food and drinks are waaaayyyyy better in Portland area.
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    They're college women, not 15 year olds looking...

    They're college women, not 15 year olds looking to get hit on by old men.
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    From there, just go to old port in Portland, or...

    From there, just go to old port in Portland, or Thompson's point if they have any fun events going on.
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    Nah, sounds like someone is realizing the reality...

    Nah, sounds like someone is realizing the reality of his world instead of just sniffing unicorn farts.
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    Everyone should be able to appreciate this from...

    Everyone should be able to appreciate this from Jon Bois (comedian):
    https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/1524104658029092865
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    Also, as someone that does product research on...

    Also, as someone that does product research on behalf of others: most people are shit at research.
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    Also, looks like it's more now! Over 2k hours...

    Also, looks like it's more now! Over 2k hours
    https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption#validation
    Or there's a thing from coindesk...
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    So what is the true kwh per transaction? I was...

    So what is the true kwh per transaction? I was talking strictly transaction costs, as businesses seek to minimize those. Methinks thou doth protest too much.
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    No it isn't. Here's one source on electricity...

    No it isn't. Here's one source on electricity required - do you need more?
    https://www.moneysupermarket.com/gas-and-electricity/features/crypto-energy-consumption/

    Also including military -...
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    Let's go through this pile of trash to tease some...

    Let's go through this pile of trash to tease some things out, shall we?

    "BTC is incredibly efficient and reliable. It's had 100% uptime since March 2013. Conversely, Fedwire, the US Federal...
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    Yet again people not understanding how Blockchain...

    Yet again people not understanding how Blockchain works. It's just an alternate routing later that doesn't record to the public Blockchain for BTC, so whether the transfer is real is technically...
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    Filthy pleb, they only rise out when you push the...

    Filthy pleb, they only rise out when you push the button now.
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    I mean, the whole space is built on artificially...

    I mean, the whole space is built on artificially manufactured scarcity via the algorithms. There's no intrinsic value or other use for any of it, which is just a massive achilles heel to the whole...
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    Mostly correct. I'm not the ultimate expert on...

    Mostly correct. I'm not the ultimate expert on this stuff, but right now crypto is in the "honeymoon" period where there's not a ton of regulatory burden. For it to be real and usable as a financial...
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    You misread my point. BTC, for example, costs...

    You misread my point. BTC, for example, costs roughly 500,000x more to process than a typical financial transaction. How is it going to replace regular banks if the most basic unit of activity - a...
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    Honestly the reason more banks haven't gotten...

    Honestly the reason more banks haven't gotten more into crypto is that it's also a pain in the ass to deal with.
    You have large cybersecurity risk as if someone uses a zero day on some piece of...
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    Given how swingy crypto has been, doubtful....

    Given how swingy crypto has been, doubtful. Crypto won't go to zero, but that doesn't mean it isn't stupid.
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    There's some cool food sourcing Blockchains and...

    There's some cool food sourcing Blockchains and some in stuff like reinsurance contracts that make good use of the tech.
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    This is the most hilarious thing I've read today.

    This is the most hilarious thing I've read today.
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    So have sympathy for the people that lost on...

    So have sympathy for the people that lost on really shitty investments but don't you dare regulate it so this can keep happening over and over?
    Like all these wipeouts and market manipulation...
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    Blockchain is great for stuff like goods...

    Blockchain is great for stuff like goods parentage and rapid contract stuff. It's real shitty for stuff like crypto due to high transaction cost, fraud/theft risk and KYC factors.
    I think we'll end...
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    Does crypto have a long term place? Probably. Are...

    Does crypto have a long term place? Probably. Are any of the current implementations good enough to be a real, durable thing?
    No.
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    Crypto bros don't bother to actually study...

    Crypto bros don't bother to actually study economic and investment histories to figure out how they can be scammed in most instances. Likely because most are scammers themselves who plan to get out...
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    A 1998 with no accidents and less than 100k on...

    A 1998 with no accidents and less than 100k on the clock? A unicorn if I've ever seen one.
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    Also, it's important to remember that some renos...

    Also, it's important to remember that some renos are to move houses up a tier. To toast's comment - moving something from shithole->new easy stuff like floors/counts/cabinet facings with new...
  45. Thread: Twitch Streams

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    I mostly watch the pros, only non gaming stream I...

    I mostly watch the pros, only non gaming stream I typically catch is the occasional bowery presents concert. Adrenelateds take is pretty accurate.
    I will say the annual biannual Speedrun stuff is...
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    Eh, Detroit and the Rust Belt might argue with...

    Eh, Detroit and the Rust Belt might argue with "always corrects"
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    Plenty of people miss the fact that some work is...

    Plenty of people miss the fact that some work is lucrative simply because no one wants to do it. It doesn't make it better or more useful than other things, just supply and demand. I'd also say that...
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    You're correct - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-science/twinning-twin-rates-have-increased-globally-last-three-decades-180977243/

    It's because of IVF and similar fertility treatments...
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    Don't forget how he completely ignores current...

    Don't forget how he completely ignores current data (cite: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2020/06/02/in-changing-u-s-electorate-race-and-education-remain-stark-dividing-lines/)
    White...
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    Yes we could. When your Mitt Romneys (or...

    Yes we could. When your Mitt Romneys (or whomever) are paying 15% effective tax rate, that's a lot of money left on the table by people not paying their fair share.
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