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21  Other / Off-topic / Would you live in a Tiny House? How about on a boat? on: September 14, 2014, 01:11:51 PM
I was inspired by looking through a couple of videos from youtube about living simply. In this economy it seems like the smart thing to do. Living on a boat seems extremely cool to me. Sailing from place to place. I'm seriously thinking about doing it after college. What do you guys think?

Couple living in a tiny house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HnTQNkoRw4&list=UUDsElQQt_gCZ9LgnW-7v-cQ

Girl sailing and living on the sea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkaH_UUH0Ek
22  Other / Off-topic / Post your favorite ASCII art on: September 10, 2014, 04:06:39 AM
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23  Other / Off-topic / Police corruption in the good ole USA on: September 10, 2014, 12:38:54 AM
Police cruiser runs a stop sign, hit woman severely injuring her. He then falsely arrests her to cover his ass.
http://fox13now.com/2014/08/07/sober-driver-arrested-for-dui-when-deputy-blows-through-stop-sign-hits-her

Follow-up story; the department tried to cover up the arrest and frame the female driver.
http://fox6now.com/2014/07/07/fox6-investigation-prompts-a-lawsuit-crash-victim-filing-federal-suit-against-sheriff-clarke-others

Police take turns beating man in handcuffs. Footage caught on public surveillance.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/07/watch-nypd-officers-take-turns-beating-bronx-man-after-search-turns-up-nothing/

Police frames and arrests man for "piloting his rc helicopter too close to police helicopter". Air traffic controller records indicate it was the police helicopter that chased the rc helicopter, not the other way around.
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/police-recording-confirms-nypd-flew-at-a-drone-never-feared-crash?123


No accountability. It's as if the police are above the law.
24  Other / Off-topic / Who is "that guy" in your circle of friends? The annoying guy, etc. on: September 09, 2014, 12:18:17 PM
I have a friend, let's say his name is "Paul". Paul thinks he is right no matter what. His logic is infallible and it is impossible for him to be wrong. His way of doing something is the right way and if you question him or contend with his methods he will make you feel like shit for doing so.

If he wears pants a certain way and you don't, he will say you are wrong and need to be educated in pants-wearing. If you don't eat food a certain way he will call you out and make you feel like a complete idiot for having your own tastes. I.e. if you leave something behind on your plate he will make sure you remember it for the rest of the day and call you wasteful. If you try to discuss something with him he will get argumentative the moment you voice your own opinions but his opinions are fact and set in stone.

Needless to say, Paul gets on a lot of people's nerves including my own. I used to hangout with him often but have refrained from doing so lately because I feel like the next thing he says will irritate me to the point where I will physically assault him. And I am not even a violent person.
25  Other / Off-topic / Write a letter to your 15 year old self in 10 words or less on: September 07, 2014, 12:50:09 PM
If you could mail your 10 year old self a letter through a time machine, what would you write? Mine would look somewhat like this;

buy google stock hold bitcoin until $1100 don't drink the green milk
26  Economy / Service Discussion / Has anyone tried cryptcominer.com? on: September 07, 2014, 12:02:55 AM
Their returns seem way too good to be true. $1,500 one time deposit and get 3% indefinitely? Seems like they would lose money from this deal after 1.5 months. Does anyone have any input from experience?
27  Other / Off-topic / What was the worst moment in your life so far? on: September 04, 2014, 08:23:11 PM
The worst moment in my life was finding out my father had lymphoma. I was pretty young at the time so it affected me harshly. He passed away a couple of years later and I consider it one of the biggest tragedies I had to deal with. How about you? What was the worst moment in your life so far? Doesn't have to be as grim or serious as mine.
28  Other / Off-topic / Can you quit your job tomorrow and be happy? on: September 04, 2014, 09:37:32 AM
I've been watching a lot of videos from this youtube channel lately: Tiny House Movement (https://www.youtube.com/user/kirstendirksen). She has hundreds of videos where she films and interviews people from all over the world about their unique living situation. Some people live in cob or straw bale houses in the woods, being self reliant and living off the land. Others build a tiny house for around $15k and set it down in a friend's backyard. Some live at sea in their boat/houseboat.

You can't help but be swayed by the romantic notion these people have in all these videos. Jealousy perhaps if I might say. I'm in my early 20's and currently in a job that I don't really enjoy doing. I wish I did but I don't. I see what these people are doing and I think: wow, these people aren't really stressed out because they don't have to worry as much about making $60 - 70k to survive in this economy.

What do you guys think? Could you quit your job you have tomorrow and be happy with that decision?
29  Economy / Service Discussion / Huge security flaw being exploited at Cryptothrift.com? on: July 04, 2014, 05:57:27 AM
I experienced something today on Cryptothrift that leads me to believe there is someone exploiting a security flaw on their website. Yesterday I made a purchase on the site--I sent the seller .2 btc. It went into the escrow system no problem. I later released the escrow to the seller. Today I received a message stating my escrow was refunded. I checked my wallet, lo and behold I never received anything. The refund that Cryptothrift sent was directed to a bitcoin address that I never used before.

I just received an angry letter from the seller asking why I had refunded the escrow. I didn't even initiate the refund request and I didn't even receive it. Does anyone think that there is someone exploiting a vulnerability and activating and re-directing escrow refunds to their own bitcoin address? If so then this is a very serious issue.
30  Economy / Services / Looking for site that orders things for you online when you send them Bitcoin on: July 02, 2014, 10:05:36 PM
I faintly remember a couple of websites that order things for you online, i.e. from ebay or amazon and ship them directly to you. You just send them btc and they make the order. Does anyone re-call what site this is? Thanks in advance.
31  Other / Off-topic / If you could be any living person on Earth for a day, who would you be? on: March 10, 2014, 09:29:32 AM
Give reasons and justifications for why you would pick that person. Could be the dude that's dating Scarlett Johansen. Could be Vlad Putin if you're feeling sadistic. Or could be Obama if you'd like to be super stressed out for a day.
32  Other / Off-topic / [poll] What do you think is the biggest threat to humanity? on: February 17, 2014, 01:19:25 PM
I've been thinking and wondering about how our species will end. Well of course in another billion years or so if we stay within the Sun's current radius no life would be sustainable due to the Sun's increased heat output. Besides that, the Sun's death and the heat death of the universe--what do you think poses the greatest threat to humanity? Would we build computers so powerful, AI so advanced that they would eventually be able to think for themselves?

A stray asteroid is a real threat since the world's governments focuses on showboating their militarism instead of looking to the space and stars for advancement. An asteroid could appear any minute now and completely decimate our species and we wouldn't be able to do anything about it simply because we would rather fight among ourselves than work together.

I could go on, but some input on the other scenarios would be appreciated Smiley
33  Economy / Gambling / Has anyone tried cryptobounty.com? on: February 15, 2014, 05:31:23 AM
Anyone been getting payouts from this site? The site seems to be decently old according to a whois lookup. But has anyone had experience with getting paid here?
34  Economy / Services / [Closed] Paying 0.025 btc, create me an account with feedback on Bonanza on: February 03, 2014, 12:52:41 AM
Bonanza.com is basically like eBay. When you sign up for an account, you can import your feedback ratings from eBay. I need someone to create an account with my specifications and add their feedback from eBay to it. Bonanza doesn't care about the specifics of your eBay feedback, it's only looking for a feedback count, you could have sold 10 paperclips for all it cares, it will still import a feedback rating of 10 (100%).

By having you create the Bonanza account for me, I won't be touching your eBay account. I believe Bonanza deletes all history of it once it gets done with the import process. Looking for a user with at least 10 feedback as a SELLER to do this for me. I'll pay more btc depending on your seller feedback count.

edit: Request fulfilled. Topic can be closed or deleted.
35  Other / Off-topic / What was the dumbest thing you did for love? on: January 29, 2014, 07:48:10 AM
While daydreaming on the job, I was thinking about why I had gone to such great lengths to impress girls in college. One of my more memorable accounts was when I was a freshman. I had this girl in my intro to bio class, her name was Stacy. Stacy had a giant rack and a really nice bottom. The kind that makes you do a double take if she were to bike past you. I was really into Stacy but we weren't really going anywhere with me being stuck in the friend zone. I had her facebook, so I began cyber stalking her profile. Everywhere she went, every picture she took--I had a vicarious memory of. I'd imagine I was there with her and feel happy for a moment in time.

So anyway, while I was creeping her to the max I jogged down what she liked to do, her favorite bands, restaurants, etc. I thought that the more things we had in common the better the chances of me popping the "date" question. Needless to say she felt kinda uncomfortable that I was mentioning all her favorite things all the time and we eventually stopped talking altogether. Freshman desperation, don't do it.
36  Other / Off-topic / How do you make friends after college? on: January 22, 2014, 06:24:56 PM
I graduated last year and started working in California. A lot of my co-workers are in their early 30's or early 40's. Most have kids and the ones who don't do not entertain the aspect of socializing outside of work. In university, I lived in the dorms and could stop by at any room and start mingling. Naturally I made friends that way throughout the 2 years I was in the dorms.

At school there were clubs where I could find others with the same interests and make friends that way. After leaving all this behind, I'm a bit lost as to how people make friends post university. I think it gets exponentially harder to make friends as you age. When you're a little kid, anyone can be your friend but as an adult you have all these other filters you think about when trying to make an informed decision about friendship.
37  Economy / Service Discussion / Starbucks gift cards on coingig.com on: January 12, 2014, 12:29:44 AM
Has anyone ever bought these on coingig? It seems like it would be extremely easy to post an unlimited number of 5 star feedbacks to yourself on the same day and nobody would even know. The feedbacks don't even have dates on them and you can't even look at the history of the seller, only like the last 5 items he's sold.

I just don't want to buy one of these, load it onto my Starbucks card and then realize that they were bought with stolen credit cards. That would be a bummer.
38  Economy / Economics / Does bitcoin foster economic growth or stagnation? on: January 08, 2014, 09:39:07 AM
Could someone explain to me how bitcoin, a deflationary currency, is supposed to be successful when it rewards those who hang on it it? A currency like that would inherently lead me to believe that no inroads would be made in the future in regards to it's development because who wants to build bitcoin ATMs when not enough people are spending btc or accept bitcoin as a payment if there aren't enough spenders? While fiat currency has many many flaws, it spurs spending. You wouldn't want to keep your fiat in cold storage somewhere under that mattress of yours when you know it would be worth less next year!

You'd go out and spend it on something hoping to retain that value! By my understanding, this is the opposite for bitcoin. We've all heard the phrase "BUY AND HOLD"--is this literally what people will constantly do in the future with bitcoin? How will anything develop if there's no demand to spend in the short term?
39  Economy / Trading Discussion / Best anonymous payment methods to sell BTC? on: January 02, 2014, 05:07:33 AM
I'm a seller on localbitcoins looking for a few ways to receive money anonymously. With all the hub-bub about banks accounts being frozen just because a new buyer mentions he is making a cash deposit for bitcoins, I'd like to find more secure ways of securing a payment.

Methods I'm considering:

1. Cash by mail - A little risky and takes a while to reach you, but truly anonymous.

2. Western Union? - Do I need to provide my SSN to receive money?

3. Moneygram - Same question as WU

40  Other / Off-topic / What would you spend your days doing if you didn't have to work ever again? on: January 01, 2014, 01:36:06 AM
Me, I would travel the world and make it a life goal to visit every single country. I would relax every day and try out all the different cuisine every country has to offer. I would spend my days backpacking across the country-side interacting with the locals. That'd be my dream "job". What about yours?
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