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    I’ve pretty much given up at this point.

    I’ve pretty much given up at this point.
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    I “retired” in my mid-30s, shortly after reading...

    I “retired” in my mid-30s, shortly after reading YMOYL. I have been underemployed or unemployed ever since, for < 20 years.

    I do receive government aid in various forms, as do we all.

    Is it...
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    My family mostly gifts books and food items for...

    My family mostly gifts books and food items for the Yule season.
  4. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I have a triage kit in my response gear, training...

    I have a triage kit in my response gear, training in what to do, and have had to use it in unpleasant real life situations. Not a fun time.
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    This thread is giving me an idea for a new,...

    This thread is giving me an idea for a new, useful, business. One time charge for initial consult and advice, then a per-hour fee for future consultation and updates. Keep things simple and...
  6. I am not much of a horseman, but I went to high...

    I am not much of a horseman, but I went to high school at a boarding school with an active cattle ranch on the plains of Colorado, and riding and various competitions were part of the curriculum.
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    Perhaps relevant passage I came across today, in...

    Perhaps relevant passage I came across today, in Amia Srinivasan’s “The Right To Sex”, an included essay she wrote for The London Review Of Books:



    Original article:
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    It is a great puzzlement to me, it doesn’t seem...

    It is a great puzzlement to me, it doesn’t seem to be rocket science.
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    Here in the UK, I can receive, for free, one of...

    Here in the UK, I can receive, for free, one of these 7-test kits every single day. Takes 15 minutes to do a test, reports of test results are trivially accomplished by scanning a QR code on the...
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    The Hidden Persuaders have well-honed their craft.

    The Hidden Persuaders have well-honed their craft.
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    Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over...

    Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

    Otter: [whispering] Germans?

    Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.
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    I generally think most financial advisors are a...

    I generally think most financial advisors are a waste of time and money if you have normal finances, as they seem to deliver cookbook approaches that you could do yourself with an hour of Google...
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    We mostly just invested in technology to improve...

    We mostly just invested in technology to
    improve the efficiency of the remaining employees, or wholesale eliminated positions and less profitable product lines. Sometimes the remaining employees...
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    Whenever they used to raise taxes on my...

    Whenever they used to raise taxes on my enterprises, we just passed the cost onto the customers, and/or reduced the cost side of the business, often by reducing the size of the workforce. Generally...
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    Sorta did. There’s a whole wide world of...

    Sorta did. There’s a whole wide world of experiences out there…. The trick is to find a niche that matches your skill set and available market.
  16. I find multiplying the bill by (2pi * e *...

    I find multiplying the bill by (2pi * e * sqrt(3/2)) and then moving the decimal point appropriately does the job, and is reasonably simple.
  17. I have been in countries where restaurant workers...

    I have been in countries where restaurant workers were paid reasonably and tipping was unexpected, or even considered insulting.

    The USA is weird though. In an ideal world the workers would be...
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    I think I mentioned here some years ago that I...

    I think I mentioned here some years ago that I was a member of SWOP-Seattle (Sex Workers Outreach Project) and SEPIA (Society of Erotic Professionals in Action). I have testified in front of city...
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    Shade

    Shade
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    I’m in the UK right now. Their Covid testing,...

    I’m in the UK right now. Their Covid testing, tracking, and reporting infrastructure are far superior to what I have observed in the USA. And the general behaviour of the citizens seems generally...
  21. I have found that generally you can’t “find” a...

    I have found that generally you can’t “find” a comfortable bicycle seat at a shop (*), you have to find a suitably sized one and then break in both the saddle and your behind together as a pair, a...
  22. Thread: Flu shots?

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    I have mine administered at work as part of our...

    I have mine administered at work as part of our regular requirements, so I get it whenever our medical director sets things up
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    Perhaps of relevance: ...

    Perhaps of relevance:

    https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/16/1035851/facebook-troll-farms-report-us-2020-election
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    Tulips

    Tulips
  25. I do about 2 hours a day, but it is mostly aimed...

    I do about 2 hours a day, but it is mostly aimed at functional fitness and not simply longevity.
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