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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED 20119 Bubble Thread
« Last post by Faust on Yesterday at 03:55:23 pm »
In a crash house prices come down but the banks don't lend. Outside of a crash the prices are too high, I wouldn't pay much heed to that other than what is happening with the interest rate.

Things to consider:
If the Mortgage is less then your rent it tends to be a better option hands down.
Buy in a place that if the economy crashes you would be comfortable to stay if you were unable to sell.
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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Last post by Cramulus on Yesterday at 03:20:38 pm »
Sup Suu!!

I was literally just thinking -- remember how we all assumed Suu was probably a 40-something year old bald man? We're getting old, that guy is probably like 91 now.



I'm finding myself increasingly comfortable not understanding things like Fortnite dances and the word Yeet.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED 20119 Bubble Thread
« Last post by Cramulus on Yesterday at 02:06:40 pm »
Yo I want to buy a house in a few years, so this is good news, right?


if the answer is no


Yo I want to pay for sustinence by running 3-card monty in an alley, so this is good news, right?


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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« Last post by Cramulus on Yesterday at 01:39:09 pm »



Free will is something that is exercised when you don't know what is the best choice.
With perfect knowledge human being could navigate through his life always taking the best,
most fulfilling option every time they're presented with choice.

When we can apply a heuristic to a decision, the outcome presents itself automatically

performing a function                 f(n)
always feels like you made a choice


Quote
That's why science has felt sinister to me for a while.
It ends up abstracting people,
first as cells in the body of the machine,
then some chemistry that fuels the planetary consciousness,
weird particles that speed around the interplanetary space,
and some strange interaction between stars
until we ultimately fade out into the background noise.


Down here in the Everyday, on the sidewalk, the vast cosmic process is invisible.

To me, the recognition of the larger identity, the larger process, to which my ego is a component --- is humbling. Awesome.

Carl Sagan entered through the "third way", that is, viewing the Big Picture using the intellect. He said "we are made of star stuff",  "We are the universe attempting to know itself". Yes, this view it collapses the individual into little particles in a rolling sea of quantum foam. But it isn't sinister, is it? That's just how it is.





Consciousness is a powerful substance. Like soap cutting through oil... it only takes a little bit.


If it's happening down here, there's potential for it to happen up there.
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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Last post by Faust on Yesterday at 01:06:41 pm »
Yesterday, they posted notices on the employee entrance doors, with stock art balloons, and the caption "Something new is coming!"

Today, there was a new "Please swipe your badge" notice on the doors.  Semi-transparent, nicely lettered, cut-to-fit, and a definite improvement over the piece of paper they used to have stuck on there with tape.  It was also completely pointless, since you can't actually get in or out without your badge, because of the electromagnetic door locks.

If someone thought that new signage was worth getting excited about, I wonder how they would react to free doughnuts.

You need to start putting balloons on everything. When the cleaner comes out of the bathroom you run in and put up "fresh and clean!" balloons.
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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Last post by LuciferX on Yesterday at 11:43:25 am »
Suddenly, the bank just charged for bill on cash deposit account, after they had automatically moved that sum to savings. My, today's gonna be a romp.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« Last post by Brother Mythos on October 21, 2018, 10:34:45 pm »
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Literate Chaotic / Math 2018 2020
« Last post by hirley0 on October 21, 2018, 05:01:10 pm »
courier 14pt
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Literate Chaotic / Re: MyMy MaYan2
« Last post by hirley0 on October 21, 2018, 04:39:22 pm »
Sunday 21 = Tzolk'in Date: 2 Ok ?/? 3 Sak'


  POP   (CHIEF)         YAXKIN(FIRST SUN)  MAC   (ENCLOSURE)   
  UO    (NIGHT JAGUAR)  MOL   (COLLECTION) KANKIN(DOG OF THE UNDERWORLD)
  ZIP   (CLOUD SERPENT) CHEN  (CAVE OF THE MOON)  MUAN  (BIRD)
  ZOTZ  (BAT)           YAX   (NEW)        PAX   (GREAT PUMA)
  TZEC  (SKY AND EARTH) ZAC   (FROG)       KAYAB (TURTLE)     
  XUL   (DOG)           CEH   (RED DEER)   CUMHU (UNDERWORLD DRAGON)
             ~ UAYEB (POISONED)       { five day holliday ?

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