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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, SOOOOOO I failed my math quiz in statistics. I know exactly why I failed. I didn't st   
    SOOOOOO
     
    I failed my math quiz in statistics.
     
    I know exactly why I failed. I didn't study. Statistics is easy, but my teacher is awful.
     
    I don't have a problem with learning that has a direct correlation to an immediate result. What I do have a problem with is learning just for the sake of it. To me this is an utter and complete waste of time. I was not put on this earth to solve integrals. I was put on this earth to create products and services others will use. I also find having a job, any job, vastly more enjoyable than school, because a job is all about execution. You learn things that you can use on your job immediately, not things that "might" and "one day" have a use case.
     
    Life is filled with bullsh*it we don't want to do that will end up getting us nothing of valuble material (like half my classes). How does one push through this bullshit?
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, Lawyers are parsites of the world. They mooch off the capital of others through the g   
    Lawyers are parsites of the world. They mooch off the capital of others through the government by being the only ones that ubderstand the incredibly complex laws that the politicians we voted for signed into law.
     
    Lawyers are an example of an asymmetrical market. That is a market that exists because one party just knows more than the other. In a perfect world, these, rules laws and regulations sould be so simple and easy to understand by the common man that lawyers would no longer be needed.
     
    The same logic can also apply to accountants. Our laws are so complicated there are people in this country whose entire jobs is to know how these laws work. This creates lost labor from the real economy (you know, the thing that actually creates material wealth) and shifts it to the financial economy (whose only job is to manage this wealth and take a cut of it for the privelage of deciphering the laws from the politicians we ourselves voted in.)
     
    If that doesn't scream buearucracy and corruption I dont know what does.
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    GDRRiley got a reaction from RGProductions for a status update, I'm not dead or quitting the forum, more so lurking at work and when I got some time.   
    I'm not dead or quitting the forum, more so lurking at work and when I got some time.
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, Humanity is moving closer and closer to science fiction every single day. We sometime   
    Humanity is moving closer and closer to science fiction every single day. We sometimes forget what we have made, and what is to come.
     
    1. Imagine if I were to tell you of a fantastic invention of a gigantic metal tube to which we will voluntairly fill with people. Not only will these people enter our gigantic metal tube, but they will pay us for such a privelage. These people will then be hurled 30,000 feet up into the air and move at 500mph over the earth, only to land in an entirely different portion of the world saftely. Not only that, but you will be more likely to die in a car than traveling in our gigantic metal tube across the earth. The price to fly in this tube can easily be saved up from just a few months of income, and even goes on sale at times.
     
    2. Lets take our gigantic metal tube and turn it vertical. Lets take this tube and fill it with high grade explosives, then add people inside our vehicle all with the goal of one thing: to take just a scant three days to reach a small white rock floating above the sky 238,900 miles away. These individuals will land on this rock and return back home saftely not once, but six times! No other invention has allowed humanity and its satellies to travel so far.
     
    3. Imagine a home, but not really on earth, but in the vacuum of space. This home will be properly pressurized and insulated from the rapid fulculations of temperatures ranging from -400 to 500+ degrees on all days, including being insulated from the universes constant bonbardments of cosmic rays. This home will be soaring 254 miles above the earth at 17,136mph, yet not a single soul has died living in this home. In fact, it is the single safest place to live anywhere in the universe.
     
    4. Now imagine of a place where all of humanities informarion is easily available right at your fingertips, for absolutely free. A place where the deepest minds and most through of discussions can be found. A place where one can buy anything they seek, hang out with any friends they want, and study anything they desire. All they have to do is mash a few buttons and their wants are fufilled.
     
    5. Now imagine a device that can create any single-material object we ask, all from the comfort of our own house. All we must do is use our previous invention described above to download plans, and our creation will appear right before our eyes. One can have anything they want, any time they want, and can even sell their creations to others. And it can all be had for less than the cost of a months rent.
     
    6. Now lets imagine a device capable of interfacing us to our fourth invention, but this time lets repackage into a tiny device that fits in your pocket. This tiny device allows us to easily operate our fourth invention, but from anywhere in the world where a connection can be had. Our device also comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and one can be had for less than the cost of a fancy dinner.
     
    7. Lets take those same gigantic metal explosive tubes and get them to travel back into space again. But not only will our tubes get into space, but they will return back to earth! This device will supersonically speed through the atmosphere of the earth, based on mathematical calculations determined by a small silicon brain to calculate degree adjustments faster than a person can form a thought. Then this tube will land in the middle of the sea on a gigantic metal platform heavier than the water around it, yet still floating. This tube can then be refilled with new explosives, only to be used again.
     
    What I have just described are sine of humanities buggest accomplishments. Can you guess them?
     
    1. The airplane
    2. Apollo space program
    3. The international space station
    4. The internet
    5. The 3D printer
    6. The Iphone
    7. SpaceX reusable rockets
     
    Yet we walk through life, taking these inventions for granted. Sometimes it is best to look back at where we have come from, to truly appreciate where you are now.
     
     
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, Who is the most powerful person in the world? Not the president. Not the head of the   
    Who is the most powerful person in the world?
     
    Not the president.
     
    Not the head of the UN.
     
    Not any person on congress.
     
    You probably still haven't guessed it.
     
    Its the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell.
     
    The value of money controls everyones lives. It determines where you will have a job, it determines whether you can eat and have a place to live, and it determines the value of your assets. Without the ability to control the money supply, we can end up with huge speculative asset bubbles that result in great depressions. People need a stable, predictible value currency from year to year, and this is the feds job.
     
    The US central bank is responsible for controlling the value of the worlds reserve currency, the US dollar. The Federal Reserve does this by manipulating the interest rate banks can borrow from the fed. If the fed lowers interest rates, they "cheapen" the value of money to encourage spending and economic growth. If they raise interest rates, this makes the dollar "more expensive". Thus they discourage spending and encourage saving.
     
    Donald trump should NOT be commenting at all on the Federal Reserve. Politics and money at that level can have absolutely disasterous consequences worldwide. If interest rates stay too low for too long, this encourages bad borrowing and asset bubbles (like 2008). If interest rates are too high, this discourages innovation and economic growth, and can manifest itself as high unemployment.
     
    Leave the Fed up to their own devices. There is a very good reason the fed is considered a seperate entity from the government. Thats because if the fed was not a seperate entity, each president would simply keep interest rates low forever because they can say they "grew the economy" when all they really did was grow a bubble. Leaving politics out of the fed for them to decide what to do next without any form of polotical intervention is the best thing to do for our economy.
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, I would happily pay more taxes if I knew all of it went to NASA   
    I would happily pay more taxes if I knew all of it went to NASA
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, Saw this on my physics textbook:   
    Saw this on my physics textbook:

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    GDRRiley reacted to Skanky Sylveon for a status update, You're getting sloppy with your algorithms Google.   
    You're getting sloppy with your algorithms Google. 
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, My LLC was approved by the state of michigan. Yay! I can now legally tell people I ow   
    My LLC was approved by the state of michigan.
     
    Yay!
     
    I can now legally tell people I own a business.
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    GDRRiley got a reaction from leadeater for a status update, @leadeater going crazy over EPYC 2? Also funny thing, at my super computer tour I ask   
    @leadeater going crazy over EPYC 2? 
    Also funny thing, at my super computer tour I asked about possible AMD and EPYC coming, I got to told we've already locked in who. It was AMD. 
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    GDRRiley reacted to dizmo for a status update, You know you're old when.. You have to Urban Dictionary what your coworkers are sayin   
    You know you're old when..
     
     
    You have to Urban Dictionary what your coworkers are saying to you.
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, This halloweens google doodle teaches children the importance of teamwork and theft:   
    This halloweens google doodle teaches children the importance of teamwork and theft:
     
    https://g.co/doodle/fs36bv
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, I have noticed that many people involved in technology appear to have better critical   
    I have noticed that many people involved in technology appear to have better critical thinking skills than the rest of the population. I wonder why?
     
    This is an actual question, im not trying to be sarcastic.
     
     
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, If someone asks me how to reduce population growth, my response today is give everyon   
    If someone asks me how to reduce population growth, my response today is give everyone sex robots
     
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    GDRRiley got a reaction from handymanshandle for a status update, So I'm currently supper pissed off so if I reply very hostile to something sorry. But   
    So I'm currently supper pissed off so if I reply very hostile to something sorry.
     
    But some more of my crazy edits for now. 
  16. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, Whe people ask for your wifi password tell them its the last 4 digits of pi   
    Whe people ask for your wifi password tell them its the last 4 digits of pi
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    GDRRiley got a reaction from ScratchCat for a status update, Some more of my crazy edits. A slightly different shot than last time but same place.   
    Some more of my crazy edits. A slightly different shot than last time but same place.
    yeah the first kind looks like a nuke is going off.

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    GDRRiley got a reaction from Den-Fi for a status update, Some more of my crazy edits. A slightly different shot than last time but same place.   
    Some more of my crazy edits. A slightly different shot than last time but same place.
    yeah the first kind looks like a nuke is going off.

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    GDRRiley reacted to LienusLateTips for a status update, Accomplishments today: 1. Stormed into school while blasting Soviet anthem and into t   
    Accomplishments today:
    1. Stormed into school while blasting Soviet anthem and into the staff lounge
    2. Put Soviet flags all over the school
    3. Broadcast North Korean propaganda out window into school yard
     
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    GDRRiley got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, So I took a ok photo and turned in into some weird pictures.   
    So I took a ok photo and turned in into some weird pictures.

  21. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, Okay so lego has a building kit called the extreme 42069: https://www.amazon.com/LEGO   
    Okay so lego has a building kit called the extreme 42069:
    https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Technic-Extreme-Adventure-Building/dp/B0725KD9VD
     
    Im pretty sure lego didnt do that on purpose because i would have to guess its just a product code, but that would be funny!
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, Just a little note for you guys as you grow up into adulthood and will need to get a   
    Just a little note for you guys as you grow up into adulthood and will need to get a checking account. Skip the spoiler if you want to just know how to make extra money churning bank accounts when you turn 18:
     
    Okay so remember everything I just said. There is one, and only one time you can ignore all these rules and open up whatever bank account you want.
     
    Bank bonuses.
     
    Many mega-banks like chase, BofA, PNC, Citizens and the like wil pay you $100-500 after meeting certian requirements like direct depositing $500 in the account and keeping it there for 90 days, then they will pay you say $200 for doing this. Then once the bonus posts, you close the account and start the cycle all over again in a year! For these situations, you can ignore fees since the bank will be paying you a bonus.
     
    As an example, I recently opened a PNC checking account that paid me $200 after performing a $2000 direct deposit and keeping it there for a month. Then once the $200 bonus hit, I closed the account. I kep the account fee-free for only a month by parking $2000 in the account, and I see this as fair since i'm earning a substantial bonus on it equal to an almost 100% APY.
     
    Currently I have a total of 8 bank accounts open for bonus purposes:
     
    Wells fargo ($200)
    BofA ($150)
    Chase ($300 - paid)
    Citizens bank($400)
    Credit union one ($200 - $100 paid)
    PNC ($200 - paid)
    Regions bank ($200)
    Huntington Bank ($200)
     
    That results in almost $1850 in free money from opening up banks for the bonus. This is just one of the ways I make money when i'm in college with no job.
     
     
  23. Funny
    GDRRiley reacted to LienusLateTips for a status update, I love the look on Chinese tourists faces when they see that during sporting events i   
    I love the look on Chinese tourists faces when they see that during sporting events in Taiwan the Chinese anthem doesn't play.
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    GDRRiley reacted to CircleTech for a status update, If I ever do a system build (or reccomendation) in the future no matter how cheap, SS   
    If I ever do a system build (or reccomendation) in the future no matter how cheap, SSDs are now a requirement for the forseeable future assuming they do not rise in price. 
     
    A 120GB SSD can be found for as little as $25 these days:
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Inland-Professional-120GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B076XMH2JT/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535681221&sr=8-1&keywords=inland+120gb&dpID=41SU1FalZgL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
     
    that's even cheaper than many aftermarket CPU coolers and to be honest, I would take an SSD over an aftermarket CPU cooler any day if it meant I had to live with the stock cooler until I could save up enough money.
     
    Assuming SSDs continue to sink in cost to the 10 cents/GB mark, I will be switching over all my computers to be entirely SSD based (after the existing hard drives in the machines die of course, I don't spend money for no reason). My laptop already has 2x 256GB SSDs in it and my desktop has 2x256GB SSDs and a 2TB HDD for backup that will later be replaced with an SSD.
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    GDRRiley got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, Quote Hackintosh discussion is permitted. WOOT now we can final not have to send peop   
    WOOT now we can final not have to send people away who want advice. 
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