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181  Other / Off-topic / Re: What are you going as for Halloween? on: October 29, 2014, 10:30:53 AM
I'll be going as Bob from Bob's Burgers. My girlfriend will be dressed as Linda and we're going to try our best to stay in character for the duration. Happy Halloween everyone. Have fun and stay safe Smiley
182  Other / Politics & Society / Re: New film exposing CIA ties to the crack trade on: October 29, 2014, 10:23:14 AM
Man that was such a messed up situation for Gary Webb. Imagine trying to do the best at your job and being slandered and outed as a hack and liar from everyone you knew. That's essentially what happened to this guy. Everyone thought he has delusional, paranoid and sick in the head. He knew the truth all a long. The CIA basically hired thugs to ruin his life. Pretty scary if you ask me.
183  Other / Politics & Society / Re: CIA: America to enter a 25 year Great Depression on: October 29, 2014, 10:19:43 AM
The bulk of this article relies on the misery index. This all attributes to both the inflation and unemployment rate. Considering that this index has no precedent of predicting anything in the past, then I see no reason to rely on it in the present. Besides, there are TONS and TONS of other factors to think about and not just inflation/unemployment.
184  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Does Bitcoin have the potential to evade capital controls? on: October 29, 2014, 10:13:36 AM
If Bitcoin would get controled by the government, it will be just like any other currency.
That is what makes Bitcoin so special in my opinion

But the thing is Bitcoin still CAN be controlled by governments. Remember the Chinese government backlash against BTC late last year? All it takes is for a government to ban it outright. Sure, there will still be users on the black market but the mainstream will see it as something illegal and something that is not worth their time. That is how governments can control Bitcoin.
185  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Cops abuse and attempt to abduct 12 year old girl, state “You’re a prostitute" on: October 29, 2014, 10:08:16 AM
The U.S. police force is a cesspool of corruption mired in bad policies and bad attitudes. The people who became cops from my high school were the ones that enjoyed bullying others and being able to hold some false semblance of power. The cops in America are given far too much power for the amount of training and qualifications they possess.
186  Economy / Economics / Re: Is the US economy going up or down? on: October 29, 2014, 10:02:47 AM
The U.S. based economy is definitely going down. To get a good indication of this--just look at the current gas prices. Oil prices generally present a clear indicator of how well people think an economy is doing. Gas prices up = people using their cars to go to places to spend money, hence the demand for gas increases. Reverse that and you have the current trend that is happening right now.

This is an over-simplified explanation but if you want a better explanation just ask.
187  Other / Off-topic / Re: How do you think the universe will end? on: October 29, 2014, 08:49:06 AM
I've read up on number 2--the big freeze but can't really wrap my head around the physics of this. Would anyone care to explain like I'm 5 the theory behind the big freeze aka, heat death of the universe?
188  Other / Off-topic / Re: I am in a bit of a dilemma... on: October 29, 2014, 08:42:27 AM
You should use that money and invest in yourself. Investing in yourself would mean learning new skills, getting an education--things that employers look for. You haven't given us much info on your academic standing but from what I can gather you are just graduating high school? If that's the case, focus on school. Learn something you like. Be a bus boy or dishwasher to support yourself and then use the money to re-invest in yourself. Making yourself more marketable to employers is the end-game.
189  Other / Off-topic / Re: How you drink your coffee? on: October 29, 2014, 08:31:35 AM
I like drinking flavored coffee personally. With a lot of cream and a tiny bit of sugar so I can still taste the flavors. I'm actually cutting back on coffee because I've been getting more and more antsy at night due to drinking a ton of it during the day time.
190  Other / Off-topic / Re: Being part of a tekkie Commune anyone? on: October 29, 2014, 07:53:03 AM
Very interesting. Have you guys considered starting a garden to grow your own food to become really self-sufficient? What kind of rules does this commune have? i.e. what happens when someone gets out of line?

I've always been interested in projects like these. I'm currently seriously considering living out the open sea on a boat a few years down the road when work/time allows.
191  Other / Off-topic / How do you make friends after college? on: October 29, 2014, 07:46:40 AM
While I was in college, making friends was pretty easy. It came naturally because I lived in the dorms and my roommates and I always hung out. There were also a lot of social events like school clubs, etc. Now that I've graduated and moved across the country for my job, I find that making friends is extremely difficult. My co-workers are at least 10 years my senior. I don't really have any peers to connect with on a more personal level.

How did you guys make friends outside of college/school?
192  Other / Off-topic / Re: Lucid Dreaming on: October 29, 2014, 07:40:52 AM
I've been having trouble the past 4 days. I will wake in the middle of the night and stay awake for around 30 minutes which really disrupts my REM schedule. Do you have any techniques or suggestions that might remedy this? Getting groggier and groggier every day.
193  Economy / Digital goods / Re: {Selling} - Starbucks Gift Card for 35% on: October 28, 2014, 05:09:25 AM
Another great trade with sofia. Highly recommended.
194  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Cops stealing $50k on: October 21, 2014, 03:21:34 AM
This happens in Texas daily. Cops use the "War on Drugs" as an excuse to seize innocent people's money. Then when they try to recover the money, it is stuck in bs government red tape. This should be considered a crime if you ask me. I couldn't get away with forcing someone to give me their money, why should the cops get a free pass?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91555835
195  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Thoughts on microchip implants? on: October 21, 2014, 03:17:42 AM
I think microchip implantation will inevitably be the status quo in the distant future. As for the near future, I don't see it being implemented with public fears of government vouyerism. I myself would gladly volunteer for a microchip implant if it can let me do things such as monitor my health or allow me some other form of convenience that would make up for the intrusion. I think the future of humanity will move towards automation and nanotechnology. Implantation will then be par the course for the common human.
196  Other / Off-topic / Re: need someone for change my ip on: September 27, 2014, 07:53:29 PM
Go here https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/. The process is very straightforward and simple. You download the software for the VPN and pay a small fee (about $6 a month).
197  Economy / Digital goods / Re: {Selling} - Starbucks Gift Card 35% on: September 26, 2014, 05:41:46 AM
Another smooth transaction with sofia26. Last 6 gift cards bought have been legit!
198  Other / Archival / Re: Insult me! on: September 21, 2014, 03:52:58 AM
otrkid70, your face looks like someone tried to put out a forest fire with a screwdriver.
199  Other / Off-topic / The Elio, a $6800 3 wheeled car rated at 84 mpg will arrive in late 2015. on: September 21, 2014, 12:34:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH1XJ6Pw6Jg

I'm pretty excited. $6,800 is extremely cheap considering what you get. I'm just a little concerned about 3 wheels. Is anyone experienced or familiar with car design who can give an opinion on what this would do to the handling of the car? More prone to fish-tail? Hydroplane dangers?
200  Other / Off-topic / Instead of getting engagement rings, this couple bit their ring fingers off. on: September 20, 2014, 06:57:40 AM
http://news.bme.com/2005/04/01/love-at-first-bite-the-publishers-ring/

Yes, they bit each other's ring fingers off instead of getting engagement rings like normal people. Ever loved someone so much you wanted to bite their fingers off?
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