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COMMENT 21h ago

It's like a superhero origin story, but in this case, LPL.

So one day I just started running picking locks.

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COMMENT 21h ago

Blech. I once worked in an industry that should have had one, but didn't. Long ago when cash purchases were still common in the jewelry industry I had to do the bank deposit every day. Weekdays in the summer would only be 2 or 3k in cash, but weekends in December? 80-150k in cash, about half Benjamins, which wasn't too bad, but the other half was fifties/twenties/tens, mostly twenties, which took goddamn forever.

This was one of my first jobs, was 16. Finally asked the owner why he was having a 16 year old count that much cash. "I've had lots of employees. Some who can count. Some who I can trust. Some who are discreet. You're the only one that's all three, so you take care of the money." Definitely lasted with me a long time.

Long story short, on more than one occasion I've been asked if I was a drug dealer in another life with how quick I can handle cash and eyeball stacks.

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COMMENT 1d ago

It's like Mr. Peabody possessing a cat's body.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Mileage may vary by state. As college costs skyrocketed, more students did this. In several states that legislatively allow it, colleges are refusing to transfer community college credit with increasing frequency.

Super frustrating.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Pardon me, do you have a moment to talk awoot bork?

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COMMENT 1d ago

And Turanga Leela on the mound.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Error - tried plugging neighbor into the Matrix, did not produce net surplus of electricity.

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COMMENT 1d ago

No one cared who he was until they put on the mask.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Why are you being so deliberately obtuse about this?

Need more?

Atlantic

Stanford

Francis Crick Institute

University of Washington

These searches took 5 goddamn minutes. Now fuck right off with your supposed omniscient knowledge and go read. You are the absolute type of asshole that leads to Anti-Vaxxers, Flat Earthers, and QAnon. You have an image in your head and you can't possibly process any evidence that contradicts it.

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COMMENT 2d ago

The tacit implication in these images is not a financial statement of worth, but an undercurrent of "you don't have valuable information." Anyone implying otherwise is simply being contrarian for the sake of argument.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Just because you're not looking doesn't mean it isn't happening.

APNews 2019 Report - 14 Billion dollar industry analysis.

BusinessWire 2019 - Biochips - Technologies, Markets, & Companies

I'm done doing your homework for you. Stop making unsubstantiated claims.

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COMMENT 2d ago

I don't disagree with you, but you're moving the goalposts. The image and OP talk about whether people are worth microchipping, not whether they can be microchipped.

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COMMENT 2d ago

You are severely underestimating the value of physical biometric data, which cell phones do not capture.

Edit: The tech isn't there yet, but if you think a companies WOULD create technology on a broad scale to capture PII from browsing data, GPS data, even your eye movements via your webcam, but WOULD NOT be interested in microchipping you if given the opportunity, then you are deluding yourself. I have no conspiracy theories in this realm or horse in this game, but the assertion that companies wouldn't microchip people if they could is simply laughable. That would be a literal gold mine of data.

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COMMENT 2d ago

That person needs to be evicted from the gene pool.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Honestly I disagree with the image's assertion.

Is the average person worth microchipping specifically? No. But we live in the era of big data. Having a massive group of people microchipped would be astronomically valuable given the aggregate behavioral data that could be collected.

That, after all, is what Google, Facebook, and so many others are doing. They don't care about the specific user, they care about trends and how to manipulate those trends on bulk scale.

Edit: Whole lotta luddites in this thread. Good luck when the future bangs you in the forehead. Biochips already comprise a 15 billion dollar industry that is growing each year. Make all the memes you want, it's coming sooner or later. It starts benignly, like the internet. "Track your health in real time!" Then watch what happens 20 years later, after capitalism has had its way with it.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Got a solid shot with the Pirates after last couple of weeks.

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COMMENT 3d ago

That's a problem with finances, not the technology. Don't switch goalposts.

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COMMENT 3d ago

The problem isn't the 3% on 30 years, the problem is owing $450,000 on a house that will only be worth $350,000 after the crash.

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COMMENT 3d ago

It's going to be a value crash. Instead of shitty mortgages being bundled up in bad financial packages, everyone is going to be underwater on their mortgage as home values do a hard reset. People will either voluntarily default on their loans as the mortage-to-value ratio skyrockets, take a massive hit to their savings to pay off the loan when they need to move, or stay in their house for the duration of the loan. Either way it will stifle the market and cause some severe contractions in sectors.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Right? I was waiting to get rickrolled or something at that point. Fucking legend. Deez nuts in the middle of a 30 minute lantern special.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Holy tapdancing polar bears. You scare the shit out of me when you brought that nailgun up by your face and down by your toes. Good fucking god.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Most consumer-grade printers would seriously struggle to reproduce threads with accuracy. Even professional ones would yield less-than-ideal results. SLA would probably be your best bet.

Alternatively, you could design a 3D-printed plate that simply held all of the nuts and bolts in place. This has the advantage of being able to simply replace a bolt/nut if it ever gets cross-threaded.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I remember begging one of my 6th grade students to try basketball for a year to see if she liked it. 6th grade and already 5'10. If she even had a shred of interest that she could build, colleges would throw scholarships at her. Ended up being 6'5. Didn't like basketball, but found a love of volleyball and got 3/4 of college paid for due to athletics.

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COMMENT 3d ago

This is the nerdy ass shit that the internet was invented for, and I love it. The first minute felt solidly like something you'd find on a 2003 blog post that had gone viral and hit /.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Wait wait wait. You're a teacher and you are proud of never using above 5th grade math?

You're telling me you've never used weighted grading systems? You've never calculated a student's grade percentage? You've never analyzed aggregate statistics of your class' performance using norm-referenced or standard-referenced benchmarks? You've never done any bias analysis on your assessments?

You make me goddamn ashamed that we are both teachers, and that's not even broaching the topic of how pivotal math has been to humanity's progress, something that should be of inimitable interest to a historian.

I teach engineering and every damn time a student tries to get me on their side that English or History are useless I shut that shit down hard. All of their core courses are pivotal to their development. I wouldn't be where I am today without strong English, Math, Science, and Social Studies courses.