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General Discussion / Re: T-Shirts on clearance
« on: May 17, 2010, 02:12:37 PM »
I've heard that wearing two DG t-shirts at the same time makes you bullit-proof.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: You people might hate this post.
« on: May 16, 2010, 07:50:39 AM »
I heard Lady Gaga and  I have to say it wasn't revolting, it was even kind of catchy. Not at all the fluff I'd expect on terrestrial radio. I guess it's hard fluff.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Science Fiction movies
« on: May 16, 2010, 07:24:47 AM »
Impressed byAppleseed. Pure sci-fi, it's hard to watch without thinking that it somehow it occurs in a less-cyberpunk GITS alternate universe. Some bad voice-acting and a pathetic soundtrack, but overall it's excellent.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: You people might hate this post.
« on: May 14, 2010, 01:35:31 PM »
On a related note, I think A23's Collapse sounds suspiciously like Justin Timberlake's sexyback. Inspired by it maybe.

General Discussion / Re: Critique the new site
« on: April 24, 2010, 10:07:58 AM »
The new design is pretty usable in mobile wide view, the smaller header makes it easier to scroll to the meat, imagining the only difference in mobile-specific CSS would be single-column and larger links.

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General Discussion / Re: Critique the new site
« on: April 24, 2010, 08:47:08 AM »
Liking the design & layout, also liking the XHTML 1.0 Strict. Any mobile CSS in the works?

General Discussion / Re: T-Shirts on clearance
« on: April 21, 2010, 03:13:20 PM »
That's a steal, these are hardy t-shirts that can take a lot of punishment, whether it's business or pleasure.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Post something funny
« on: April 20, 2010, 05:02:00 PM »
Seriously, assumed today's kids would be mainly be piloting military drones. How in shape do you need to be for that? Pretty much you just need to not fall asleep during the mission, during which you'll be chugging enough RedBull to kill a lesser man. Any recruit with less than 50k G on their XBox Live account need not apply. That's basically your SAT score for the military.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Post something funny
« on: April 16, 2010, 09:44:27 PM »
Ha! If you like that, you'll loooooooove:

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Random thoughts
« on: April 13, 2010, 06:37:51 PM »
Random thought, related to the first random thought in the thread about money. My thought is about dark-money, AKA "debt".

We generally compartmentalize our daily outgoing financial transactions into cash transactions and credit transactions. Cash transactions return value. Credit transactions, assuming they're revolving, return (value) minus (value times interest rate). So what we usually assume is that cash transactions are neutral and that credit transactions are negative, since they incur interest charges. But in fact outgoing cash transactions are NOT neutral.
If you have a revolving loan, even "neutral" transactions have a hidden interest rate equal to the rate on the larger loan. Where these "neutral" transactions could have been used to pay down the revolving debt, instead a sum equal to the transactions has been left in the loan principle, incurring additional debt equal to (transaction value times interest rate) minus (transaction value). This interest is equal to the amount of the cash transaction times the revolving loan's interest rate, even though the cash transaction has no tangible connection to the loan.

So by simply by having a revolving loan, your cash transactions are functionally (but not literally) charged interest by the lender of your highest-interest loan. In addition to the visible interest rate on a loan, you have to consider that this interest rate is also functionally applied to your everyday transactions as well, concurrent, rather than compartmentalized.

OK, that came out more boring than it sounded in my head.

It's kind of like the zero-sum dynamic involved with losing a poker hand. Not only do you lose your bet, your opponent wins your bet. If you compartmentalize your immediate loss, it appears you've lost the amount of your bet, but if you consider your loss concurrent with your opponent's win, your relative loss is twice the amount of your bet. Not only have you descended, but your opponent has risen. Replace "opponent" with "lender" for an oversimplification of the concurrent effect of loans on cash transactions.

General Discussion / Re: Anti-Virus-ish
« on: March 26, 2010, 10:53:45 AM »
Been using COMODO Internet Security without any drama.

Agreeing that NoScript for Firefox is a very, very good way to surf.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Post something funny
« on: March 16, 2010, 08:59:24 PM »

Not a fan of the band, except for one song: Juicy. It oozes rusty slime, the lead vocalist just nails everything, the rhythm is funky and brooding. It just doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the tracks off Krankhouse.

Off Topic Discussion / Re: Post something funny
« on: March 07, 2010, 12:23:59 PM »
Creepiest thing on YouTube:

Sequencer / Re: Give to me your setlists
« on: March 01, 2010, 05:42:09 PM »
Any quiet time between songs is bad, sloppy, and I've been known to yell obscenities from the dance floor when it happens.


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