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Spamalot / Re: spectre was an atrocity
« on: April 12, 2016, 09:51:31 PM »
I know several scientists who look like that

Yeah spectre was fucking capital B BadTM. Probably the most forgettable thing I've watched in years. Definitely felt completely perfunctory. Probably they just shoehorned it in out of contractual obligation just so they can move on from Craig (who understandably hates the role with a passion).

Even the worst Bond movies in the past have at least had pretty cool opening music sequences but this one had zero imagination and wonderbread quality music.

Did anyone see The Man from UNCLE? That was actually not half bad--also a better-Bond-than-Bond movie.

'Sbeen like 14 hours and still no chick pics, dick pics or even chick-with-dick picks. Unsubscribe


This could be pretty cool if it were done correctly. Homage to Catalonia is one of my favorite books. The Spanish Civil War was such a cluster fuck it's amazing (but not really that amazing if you're cynical) that it's not a more popular subject of media in general and that people in general know so little about it (in the States, at least)

Spamalot / Re: Tacos and Buddhist Shit (Luxberry chick banging story)
« on: April 11, 2016, 02:35:24 AM »

Spamalot / Re: My thoughts tonight...
« on: April 10, 2016, 07:19:07 PM »
You know how when you say a word over and over enough times it lises its meaning to you temporarily?

Well the other day at my new school's opening ceremony we clapped for I shit you not 15 straight minutes while all 400-someodd kids slowly processed across the gym single file to their seats, and it had the same effect on applause.

First I noticed that the person in front of me was clapping very slowly and rhythmically, more like he was clapping along to a children's song than applauding, and I thought that was strange and must be a weird Japanese culture thing since they don't really "get" applause here (a lot of ceremonies forego it completely and the effect is awkward and jarring, especially if you're in the ceremony).

Then it struck me that of course, any individual person I looked at was going to appear to be clapping along to a particular, individual beat, including myself, unless I made a pointed effort to clap off-beat.

Then it occurred to me that we were a bunch of chimpanzees wrapped in elaborately constructed cloth with extra, functionless strips of cloth wrapped around our necks and tied in very specific knots, flinging our hands together over and over in unified succession seemingly without end in order to communicate approval to a bunch of smaller chimpanzees for walking in a straight line on their first-of-many,-many days of being shown the ins and outs of, among other things, which bits of cloth to wear when and under what circumstances it's appropriate to throw one's hands together noisily over and over again for several minutes.

It's not profound or anything, but the effect was really strong in that moment

General Discussion / Re: Classic/Vanilla WoW PvP Server
« on: April 10, 2016, 04:20:07 AM »
Conversely eq was raids with no fb game

« on: April 08, 2016, 08:00:43 AM »
Every serious girlfriend and v close friend has known about TZT but in general I just say "this dude I know" or something like that

« on: April 06, 2016, 04:03:05 AM »
Damn, me too.

Who'd've thought watching numa numa and looking at dank 00s memes like a picture of Sly Stalone and a caption reading RambOWND over Red's shoulder in Drafting class senior year would lead me to this sorry state

TZT: Not even once

Spamalot / Re: got engaged tonight
« on: April 03, 2016, 07:45:14 PM »
You better get married before August so I can come to the wedding and drunkenly maek toast about your poast count and killing Utumno

"Bernie bro" strikes me as something that was fabricated (probably as smear). I don't know any Bernie supporters who fit that mold.

Yeah actually neither do I

But it's not super hard to imagine a slightly more liberal redditer going Bernie and fitting that mold

Like I can definitely think of a fair number of former acquaintances that I would expect to have wound up playing that role

Yeah it's kinda unfortunate, the timing of Bernie and Clinton's campaigns--liberals have given Obama, and slick Willie before him a lot of passes just because comparatively speaking they were not so villainous as the right, and in Big Barrie's case, despite all the messed up drone strikes and whatnot he HAS done a lot of good

So when people ride on Hillary for corruption it's like, how much of that is about Hillary? Is she so much /more/ villainous than past politicians that comparatively have been given more of a pass? It's not like Barrie didn't have lobbyists backing his campaign, for example.

But then so to what extent is the relative degree to which we grill Hillary over it due to her actually being worse, vs how much of it is due to her being a woman (undoubtedly some but undoubtably less than some would like to claim) vs how much of it is just that there's never been someone like Bernie to compare with so prominent in a election so late in the game before?

Bernie bros would like us to believe it's entirely the first and third, and I feel like it mostly is those, but because Hillary happens to be a woman any intellectually honest person has to consider that to some extent the middle factor is also in play to some extent, or at least can't blame others for suspecting it

Spamalot / Re: Running / weight loss
« on: April 02, 2016, 12:40:03 AM »
Be a man and wear a snorkel while you work out

I shouldn't have said "solve" the problem.  However, kids have no idea how money works.  I came out of a middle class family that came from a low class family that came from a poverty stricken family.  I married into an upper class family.  The difference in understanding of how money works is striking.  Now that I am plugged into a more affluent community, I am often dumbfounded how little I was taught about career choices and financial matters. 

When I chose my career path in college, I based it on the subject I enjoyed the most: political science.  It's a worthless degree without going to law school (although, on a side note, I could have had a job working for Rubio as Speaker of the Florida House, for whatever that's worth).  My wife was pushed towards stem from the onset.  Her other sister is a university professor. 

When I had freedom as a teacher, I set up a finance class for my gifted and talented students.  They picked their career and location (excluding sports and entertainment).  Then we looked at intro salaries and reasonable wage increases.  Each day, we took a few minutes to do some personal finance stuff.  They picked their apartments/houses, cars, pets, clothes, etc.  Some of them realized that they needed roommates initially, and others realized they would never have enough to raise a family.  Then I started adding in income tax, etc.  I would have added other things like investments, loans, etc, but I ran out of time. 

This was in the ghetto, too.  I had a base chart of average income by sex, race and gender, and also one that compared it to welfare.  I think it was the first time in their lives they realized that the standard of living was achievable, but they had to make goals.  I still only managed to motivate about 1/4 of the students, but I thought it was a good project.  If I had another few years of reworking that plan, I think it could have been very impacting.

I don't think it's only kids from the ghetto that need this.  The affluent will teach their kids about business and finance.  Everyone else is winging it.  I think this could easily be corrected, but there is a reason it's not in the curriculum yet.  As college expands its ranks to generate more money, err, I mean educate more kids, there are going to be more and more students that don't know what to look for.  Having goals and being mindful how money actually works will be helpful in making choices. 

That doesn't mean they will all be doctors, but it will give them an indicator of how much money they will need to live a decent lifestyle, and help them pick careers they enjoy that are in the ball park.  There is a trade off for everything.  In addition, it may reduce the entry into some of the over saturated fields, which may have the added benefit of increasing those salaries in the long run.

Personally, I don't think college is for everyone.  I'd like to see industry brought back to the states, and small business competition revitalized.  We had this discussion in a different thread, though.

Ok I don't disagree that it's needed

wouldn't it be nice

if ditch diggers could study things, too

you know, just for funsies

Spamalot / Re: When that cheerleader u had a crush on in high school
« on: April 01, 2016, 10:53:48 AM »

This could be solved by teaching personal finance in middle and secondary school. 


Spamalot / Re: When that cheerleader u had a crush on in high school
« on: April 01, 2016, 05:50:43 AM »
I don't have contact with very many ppl from my high school

But Red says a lot of them are in jail

So probably not very hot

Spamalot / Re: Running / weight loss
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:38:05 AM »
I was about to say watch out for your knees if you're terrible at running  and going straight to trail running to lose weight, but 145lbs? How tall are you?

China restricts coal power plants in heavily urban areas because of out-of-control air pollution, which is a political liability, not global warming.

Whatever gets them off.

Re: Australia, you'd think the politicians down there'd have a harder time ignoring environmental protections with the size of the hole in the ozone over their heads. Is it, like, "fuck everybody else we're already boiling anyway?"

Spamalot / Re: chipotle and agruls
« on: April 01, 2016, 12:24:03 AM »
Now matter how many hours I spend trying to prove things that aren't true it seems I'll never learn to rtfp

Spamalot / Re: chipotle and agruls
« on: April 01, 2016, 12:22:54 AM »
Oh, yup. That's exactly what I was doing.

Spamalot / Re: chipotle and agruls
« on: March 31, 2016, 08:30:02 AM »
 You could do it with a sum if that makes more sense to you

assuming you had 35 people for 180 days that's 6300 minutes right there. Then you had 1/6 new person each day for 180 days.

So you had


the sum Σi=0180i=n(n+1)/2 for any n.

So (1/6)(180*181/2)=16290/6=2700

plus the 6300 gives 9000

so 150 hours.

Spamalot / Re: chipotle and agruls
« on: March 31, 2016, 08:06:40 AM »
Let's make a hypothetical situation.

Six months ago I have on average, 35 people viewing my Snapchat stories. Today I have on average 65.

On average, I have snapchatted 60 seconds worth of Chipotle related content each week.

Over the course of 180 days, how much time have my viewers spent viewing my snapchats. The math comes out to 15 on the low end, nearly 28 hours on the high end, average of 21. Then again this is retard math.

I really just kind wanna know how a math nerd would figure this out.

snapchat me: magicberries

Assuming you accumulated people at a fixed rate (very unlikely, but the simplest case) your function of minutes watched each day total by everyone is (and this works out nicely because 1 day = 1 minute per person so you just need the number of people each day)


since you got 30 new viewers over 180 days, 30/180=1/6.

now integrate from 0 to 180


divided by minutes per hour gives 150 hours

But again, more likely your number of viewers grew, like, exponentially rather than linearly. Or more likely still, it just went up in random spurts. But this is good enough for government work.

Spamalot / Re: Clean up, aisle 5
« on: March 31, 2016, 07:37:40 AM »
like in an abstract kinda way I can understand deciding that life isn't worth living after being in a really dark place for a long time

but you gotta be having a real bad day to end it by fucking stabbing yourself in Target, jfc

Spamalot / Re: got engaged last night
« on: March 30, 2016, 07:25:22 PM »

till death do you part

Article title is a misnomer--this dude clearly does not like Big Bern whatsoever

But objectivity and motives notwithstanding the criticisms on policy seem at least worth a look.

Any insight from the resident econ nerds?

On the topic of third world stats, I stumbled on some scary numbers recently:
Nearly half of foster children in the U.S. become homeless when they turn 18.[48][49] ...
Three out of 10 of the United States homeless are former foster children.[52

It's things like this that really soured me on the US model. Actual social mobility doesn't line up well with the "american dream".

Damn. I guess that should be obvious given how quickly the number if people over the age of x who live at home has been increasing for like every value of x, but I'd never considered it before. That really oughta be a bigger part of the public discourse about the economy.

Spamalot / Re: abjuration doesnt make sense as a magic skill
« on: March 29, 2016, 08:49:18 PM »
also SPEED OF WOLF? fuck off with ur gay fagrul level bad shit youre better than that Big Sear

You shouldn't post before your coffee, friend--that was clearly the joke

Is it just me or has the Trump banter really, starkly fallen off lately?

I know we're kinda between primaries or w/e, but with Hawaii etc the Sanders/Clinton talk hasn't died down much at all, while I haven't seen a single article about Trump on FB in like a week

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