#### EndogenousRebel

##### We're all trying our best. Aren't we?
Women are put on a pedestal honestly. I was discussing with a friend once about this, and he said that women were better than men. I didn't entirely agree with him so I just said "Well yeah, but they're still human, not by much." and he was adamant about them being better. I think it mostly on the basis of sex drive and abusiveness, but any fucking human abuses things almost whenever they can, so it's pretty moot.

I feel as women mature (the ones that need to) they'll realize how fucking uninteresting they are, or just blame it all on men because they can't keep a good one around.

#### peoplesuck

##### caretaker of machines
My mom just found out about my date, lmao, she was so worried that I stayed the night with her. Like shes going to kill me or something, moms.
Yay I reached the point where I have to start using intpf in incognito, and like, hiding it. exciting.

#### moody

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speaking of girls, I'm kinda tired of them. If I do everything correctly, take initiative, do all the legwork etc etc then I get what I want. But in the end what do I really get? Pussy is only mildly interesting at this point, and their converstation is as inspiring as filing taxes. And what's interesting they love to proclaim that they want a guy like x and not like y, and if you're doing online dating you're only allowed to contact them if you "have something more interesting to say than 'Hi'", etc (and ironically, btw, it's always the barely-mediocre ones who are the most vocal about their supposed high standards). Meanwhile they themselves have exactly zero game, and speaking of 'Hi' that's the only message girls themselves ever send online. Girls want – and in fact need – the guy to chase them, but at this point in history what's the return one gets from chasing them?
Maybe you should go to Amsterdam? I've heard in the Netherlands, girls take more initiative and do the chasing. Not that I would personally know, but it's relatively close to Norway.

@peoplesuck
The very first posts I read from Serac were his qualms about the women species in general. He's just jaded and honest about it.

#### moody

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@Rebis

It's time.

Did you go on a hike??!?!?!?

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
@moody

It's still in the plans, so I've got a programming assignment for friday that everybody seems to be struggling with so that's my occupation until friday, holiday seasons initiate on friday too. Saturday and sunday is work, possibly monday the week following.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
@Serac Maybe spice up your profile a bit? I've had a decent amount of girls message me first time, my profile consists of my MBTI, the course I'm studying and a quote from a poem. In addition to my photos which show my clothing style, DMs here, funky shirts there and a few photos from gigs. My spotify link shows a range of music that I listen to frequently. All of these disparate interests add an eere of mystery in the person viewing the profile and people are generally attracted to novelties. This isn't to be deceptively disengenuous all of the content represents an aspect of myself but I'd guess you're not one to "bloat" your profile. People are attracted to options, right? Give them conversational tangents, I'm sure you have a few disparate interests yourself.

yeah man, I get it. Enjoy it and don't listen to me, I'm a cynic.
Maintain this self-awareness so you don't fall into the pithole of resentment! I used to know this person on a forum, initially he was very jolly, then cynical and eventually just hated people. Whether the resentment was genuine or just a farce to be percieved as that I'm not sure. He's like 44 now, you're late 20s so you still have time Spooky ghostwarning sounds

#### Ex-User (14663)

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@Rebis good pointers. But you gotta understand I’ve been doing this stuff for many years and with decent results. That’s not the issue.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
I'm sure you've already went through that but it seems to be a paradigm you can't change, you're constrained to playing the chasing game. The only power you have is over your domain (pictures bio, music etc) so if you can optimize or recalibrate your bio further it's less wishful/cynical thinking. They've got work cut out for them and there's no reason for them to take the initiative with the volume of messages they receive. I guess the proclivity of guys to be impatient and make the first move has lead to a culture of females waiting for attention. You could probably link that to civilization being patriarchal for the most part, they were operative while the female was not. I don't see a paradigm shift happening in the immediate future.

Have you considered being the lead guitarist in a rock band? It should surely confer the burden of conversation onto the ladies chasing you.

However I do think females put more conversational effort when they're actually in a relationship. If relationships were rocket fuel you're the combustion chamber and they're the after thrusters.

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#### Ex-User (14663)

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I have considered becoming rich and famous, yes. That might be a solution tbh.

In the end I love women, but I don’t like chasing them.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
I have considered becoming rich and famous, yes. That might be a solution tbh.

In the end I love women, but I don’t like chasing them.
Have you been following AMDs rise and Nvidia's downfall? I suggest investing in amd stock, they're going to be killing it over the next few years, they're down to 7nm while intel is at 14, their GPUs are a few hundred pounds less than nvidias and the ps5 and xbox are coming out next year. They've been expanding into the PC and laptop space.

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#### Ex-User (14663)

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I have considered becoming rich and famous, yes. That might be a solution tbh.

In the end I love women, but I don’t like chasing them.
Have you been following AMDs rise and Nvidia's downfall? I suggest investing in amd stock, they're going to be killing it over the next few years, they're down to 7nm while intel is at 14, their GPUs are a few hundred pounds less than nvidias and the ps5 and xbox are coming out next year. They've been expanding into the PC and laptop space.

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Yeah but what if the stock has been going up because of that information, then maybe I should sell Amd and buy intel.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
It's true communication influences stock prices, some renowned expert will be like "Invest in this" and because everyone does short selling occurs. Having said that, it's an early resugence for AMD: They've got high performance low power, they've been working on integrating the GPU into the CPU. I think their stock is going up naturally based on the units they're selling and how they're catching up to nvidia and intel in terms of performance but also on top of their niche of low power consumption.

Intel has never designed GPUs for the general PC market, Nvidia hasn't created a successful line of CPUs either, AMD is playing on both fronts but coming out on top as we approach the end of moore's law. A lot of the tech world is a spec game and AMD is dominating in that respect, you still here of people talking in terms of i9s like it's the golden standard while ryzen 9 is approaching similar performance for cheaper.

Buzz is a factor but their technological improvements are concrete. I think they'll have a flourishing 5 years of market growth.

Their growth is similar to armv8 vs x86: x86 is CISC, armv8 is RISC. armv8 consumed significantly less power but since the main increase of performance was moore's law that didn't matter, now that we're approaching the end of this performance increase laptops are moving to arm instruction sets, faster clock speeds and power efficiency.

Investing in stocks is always a risk but one that is based on technological improvements, which ultimately most people care about is something you can measure unlike the coke/pepsi wars.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
They're still just a small portion of the market so they have much more of the market to capitalize on, their stock price has increased from $2 to$39 in 4 years, \$10 in the last 3 months.

the 2018 rise and fill was probably a product of bitcoin draining NVIDIA of GPUs.

#### Ex-User (14663)

##### Prolific Member
It’s an interesting analysis but the problem is that if one only has this kind of broad-picture narrative it is not useful for making trading decisions. One would have to do some math and look at eg what’s the expected earnings in various future scenarios, then combine that with a valuation of the company’s assets, cash flow, debt, expected dividends etc, end then eventually come up with a number that you think the company will be worth at point t in the future and compare that to the current market price of its stock.

Otherwise you might end up being perfectly correct in your narrative yet make a losing bet because the market already discounted all the information

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
It’s an interesting analysis but the problem is that if one only has this kind of broad-picture narrative it is not useful for making trading decisions. One would have to do some math and look at eg what’s the expected earnings in various future scenarios, then combine that with a valuation of the company’s assets, cash flow, debt, expected dividends etc, end then eventually come up with a number that you think the company will be worth at point t in the future and compare that to the current market price of its stock.
I mean that would be the stringent economical way, but a small investment without the need of forecasting supply, demand and profit margins is ok based on the upwards trend and forecasting the future landscape.

Expected earnings: before they were the cheap low-end option, intel and Nvidia didn't have any real competition at high-end equipment so they could get significant returns from each, now that amd is quite close in performance while being significantly cheaper and a lower power consumption. They're putting competitors out to these high end models and they're able to siphon cash from these two companies which have historicslly got the fat returns. They've went from having a small portion of the console and pc market to dominating the console market and increasing their market share in the pc market.

Cash flow: Going into the next console generation production will be high for their low performance integrated graphics. Microsoft and sony will have set aside a certain number of units for launch sales while continuing to meet demand. If sony dominates sony will produce more consoles, if microsoft dominates they will produce more consoles. Either way amd wins in both fronts, there is no possibility of losing as people are still very much interested in consoles at their attractive price point. If household income is increasing and people want to spend a bit more money to penetrate into the PC market they'll find AMD all the way from low-high range in CPUs and GPUs, it isn't likely someone will go from a 500 dollar console to a high end 1500 dollar pc after all. AMD have no competition at low-end components and they're effectively competing in the high end.

Debt, equity and their ratio:

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It’s an interesting analysis but the problem is that if one only has this kind of broad-picture narrative it is not useful for making trading decisions. One would have to do some math and look at eg what’s the expected earnings in various future scenarios, then combine that with a valuation of the company’s assets, cash flow, debt, expected dividends etc, end then eventually come up with a number that you think the company will be worth at point t in the future and compare that to the current market price of its stock.

Otherwise you might end up being perfectly correct in your narrative yet make a losing bet because the market already discounted all the information
My dad is an effective investor and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t do any kind of complicated mathematical equations. He has an instinct for it - but he told me once that when he was a kid, he learned to keep a diary of stocks and watch for patterns.

I don’t think it’s as complicated as people make it out to be, but you have to have a sense of business, maybe, and I think you have to be the kind of person who is very steady, uneasily shocked or phased, and carefully considerate of your assets and risks.

According to dad, dividends are the most solid investments. Although, he makes more from rentals than he does from stocks, I believe. So maybe consider that approach.

#### Ex-User (14663)

##### Prolific Member
It’s an interesting analysis but the problem is that if one only has this kind of broad-picture narrative it is not useful for making trading decisions. One would have to do some math and look at eg what’s the expected earnings in various future scenarios, then combine that with a valuation of the company’s assets, cash flow, debt, expected dividends etc, end then eventually come up with a number that you think the company will be worth at point t in the future and compare that to the current market price of its stock.

Otherwise you might end up being perfectly correct in your narrative yet make a losing bet because the market already discounted all the information
My dad is an effective investor and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t do any kind of complicated mathematical equations. He has an instinct for it - but he told me once that when he was a kid, he learned to keep a diary of stocks and watch for patterns.

I don’t think it’s as complicated as people make it out to be, but you have to have a sense of business, maybe, and I think you have to be the kind of person who is very steady, uneasily shocked or phased, and carefully considerate of your assets and risks.

According to dad, dividends are the most solid investments. Although, he makes more from rentals than he does from stocks, I believe. So maybe consider that approach.
high-dividend stocks is not a bad strategy. In fact when it comes to passive investing my research showed that low-volatility, high-dividend stocks is arguably the best strategy (historically at least)

having said that I don't believe what anyone says about their results unless I get to see their exact historical portfolio returns lol (after subtracting commission and everything). Like I've mentioned before, I've worked in equity markets (hedge funds, asset management etc) and I can tell you that making money beyond just tracking the performance of a broad index like S&P500 is extremely, extremely difficult.

and when it comes to predicting the direction of individual stocks, I would say that is impossible for an amateur investor (and 99% of all professional investors)

#### Ex-User (14663)

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yo @Rebis let's make a bet then. Let's pretend you bought AMD today and I bought Intel and let's see how gets the highest return in 6 months.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
having said that I don't believe what anyone says about their results unless I get to see their exact historical portfolio returns lol (after subtracting commission and everything). Like I've mentioned before, I've worked in equity markets (hedge funds, asset management etc) and I can tell you that making money beyond just tracking the performance of a broad index like S&P500 is extremely, extremely difficult.

and when it comes to predicting the direction of individual stocks, I would say that is impossible for an amateur investor (and 99% of all professional investors)
I think it's hard to predict the direction of individual stocks in the short term, if you were to measure sales quarterly but I think in the medium-long term, especially in long-established technology markets such as semi-conductor components, transistor wafers and camera lens there's a high entry market for these specialized components so it's less subject to volatility. While technology is ever-changing, revolutions are rare: there are many technologies that don't break the mould. Some companies that have high entry markets, like FABs, Processors and semi-conductor components. The likes of sony creating vaccum tube TVs which massively reduced the price would be considered a technological revolution. It's all a bet, it just depends on how much perspectives you can view it from.

FABs for ASIICs, Chiplets and CPUs require a lot of upfront profit and aren't that profitable. I don't see any other company emerging into the CPU markets due to this upfront cost.

yo @Rebis let's make a bet then. Let's pretend you bought AMD today and I bought Intel and let's see how gets the highest return in 6 months.
I think the market share will have a higher baseline in 2-3 years, but we can't be assured we'll reach a conclusion in that time frame, 6 months it is! I've got it down in my calendar, see ya june 11th. AMD may dig into their pockets short term for better expansion into the market.

Intel may cut back in R & D and drain the brand by selling their currently releasted CPUs at a discount price

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
@Serac The calm and collected pokerface you've accrued playing high-stake tables won't work against me, as all I can see is a picture of King Schultz. You can't get the best of me, cowboy. Is that a snake or a quake in your boots? Only time will tell.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
I intentionally didn't pick up to one of my best friends phone call, this is the first time. Feels a bit rude and disengenious, ooff. If you're reading this (there is a chance he could be) soz bbe, ain't drinking no more and don't wanna kill the vibe. Explaining this over the phone would just be a boring exchange, plus the programming assignment is due.

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I intentionally didn't pick up to one of my best friends phone call, this is the first time. Feels a bit rude and disengenious, ooff. If you're reading this (there is a chance he could be) soz bbe, ain't drinking no more and don't wanna kill the vibe. Explaining this over the phone would just be a boring exchange, plus the programming assignment is due.
I do that all the time. My friends know to just text me >_>

Yeah, your strategy sounds similar to my dad’s. He’s not a fan of short-term investment. Anything he chooses to invest in is for the long haul.

@Serac
I didn’t actually read everything you said about your experience - I just came in on the tail end of the conversation. Sorry about that! Sounds like you and my dad would get along though. You refuse to take advice without evidence - and dad refuses to give advice! XD
He will discuss almost anything related to business, from the standpoint of giving helpful tips and such , except for the stock market.
All I know is he is of the opinion that one of the best ways to make a reliable profit is through stocks that pay good dividends, that he is cautious about investing in stocks and when he does, it’s something of a long-term investment, and...hmm let me think...oh! He doesn’t believe in day trading and he thinks you should only invest in industries you are very familiar with.

I don’t think he really invests too much in technology...although I could be wrong. I’ve heard him talk more about infrastructure-related things, such as gas, and I know he has a pretty good investment he made in Tiffany (the jewelry store) from way, way back in the day when Tiffany was small.

You would probably know more, though, because like I said - I believe he said that there’s more money in rentals for him. He doesn’t rely on investing as a means of regular income, I don’t think.

I was curious about it for a while - but it’s a steep learning curve! I don’t think I have the head for business that would be required to make wise investments, and my ex lost a lot of money from letting Blackrock his investment portfolio...so I’m pretty sure that if I got into this hobby, I would drive myself broke.

If I did though, I would do technology.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
@Serac from a previous quote of yours relating to no fap where you humorously said you could smell someone I'm getting to that point.

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#### Ex-User (14663)

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@Inexorable Username your father sounds like a wise man. I too have the philosophy that I never give recommendations on specific investments, I only say what I currently have in my own portfolio. It’s the principle of “skin in the game”; if someone takes my advice and loses money I should also lose money.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
Can someone tell me what the icon is for this forum, the cross in the display bar? It reminds me of nazis, I can't pinpoint the link.

#### peoplesuck

##### caretaker of machines
Job application in 2020: Hello sir, please take the next four hours to chat with our psychologist AI, jill. Jill is going to ask you very personal questions that you dont have to answer, but you should. Your personality traits, emotional stability, and sociability, will all be tested to make sure you can perform this job : cashier, effectively. We will begin with a calculus test, to insure you can count to 100.

wai job applications are so long, fo real? It takes over an hour each time and, if you have as little experience as I do, you always get a no.
CAN YOU AT LEAST START YOUR "NO" EMAIL DIFFERENTLY THEN EVERY OTHER COMPANY, OR SEND A CUTE CAT SAYING NO?
dying sounding so naic rit aobut now.
but people would be sad. ugh, people.
Not valuing life really shows how little you do, that you like. Or maybe I take everything for granted, I personally just think im lonely.
Trying your ass off, and making the slightest bit of progress, is better by so many magnitudes than getting nowhere. Just waiting for that slight bit of progress.

THERE IS A VOCAB TEST
never in my life have I seen the word rue. you got me, im not capable.

#### peoplesuck

##### caretaker of machines
ITS ASKING IF I HAVE FRIENDS, HOW DARE YOU

Yo if I hear one more person confuse sex and gender, im gonna die inside, then look at them, crying, try my best to telepathically communicate, the difference, in these two words. for the fuck of sakes people cmmon

#### Perfectly Normal Beast

##### Well-Known Member
@Inexorable Username your father sounds like a wise man. I too have the philosophy that I never give recommendations on specific investments, I only say what I currently have in my own portfolio. It’s the principle of “skin in the game”; if someone takes my advice and loses money I should also lose money.
He's pretty good with money. I had him take the test and he's an ENTJ - makes sense. Unfortunately, I inherited none of that gift. I'm good with business, and with marketing, but when it comes to using money to grow money - that's not something I excel at.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
I ate 70% of a cheesecake today and felt sick. Wow, this could be my body finally rejecting sugar. Diabetes is losing its chance to creep over the horizon.

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#### moody

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He's pretty good with money. I had him take the test and he's an ENTJ - makes sense. Unfortunately, I inherited none of that gift. I'm good with business, and with marketing, but when it comes to using money to grow money - that's not something I excel at.
I have to admit, I am somewhat jealous of those who are innately practical with money and common sense. None of my immediately family was good with money, my siblings and I aren’t either. We are good in academia, sports and art, just not anything fiscal.
You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders, so even if you’re not good necessarily good at maximizing profits, I can’t imagine you being dumb with personal finances. It helps if you have family members who are good at it; hopefully it will eventually start rubbing off.

#### peoplesuck

##### caretaker of machines
Why dont I naturally smile back at people?
why is my face always so flat?
is this something I learned?
A google search said that It means you arent attached to your emotions. I could see that being true.
anyone have an opinion?

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
Current stack is 200mg modafinil, 150mg of caffeine

I'm finding modafinil and caffeine to stack really well, people report headaches at that dose but I feel great. I haven't got l theanine to mellow out unfortunately, still, good combo

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
Just uploaded a daunting assignment, pressure from all angles.

Finished for christmas break, now that I have time to reflect, the question remains:

Did the pressure turn the shit into diamonds?
We'll find out, quite literally; after the break.

#### peoplesuck

##### caretaker of machines
I had a calculus test that I knew I wasnt ready for, so I decided to stay up all night and study, I had about 600mg of caffeine and went straight to bed. Slept really well.
Its amazing im alive, considering how much I abuse my body.
We are some sturdy animals.

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I had a calculus test that I knew I wasnt ready for, so I decided to stay up all night and study, I had about 600mg of caffeine and went straight to bed. Slept really well.
Its amazing im alive, considering how much I abuse my body.
We are some sturdy animals.
I used to not smile back at people when I was a kid. I saw smiles as being fake. In my case, I didn’t really think people had my best interest at heart and I didn’t think that I was anything worth smiling at, so when they smiled, I saw it as primarily manipulative, I think. Or else I might have seen them as weak - I don’t specifically remember. I was a dark child. Lol.

When I got older and found it in myself to think about the feelings of other people more, and feel their pain, I started feeling like people were more relatable. I started caring more about how my behavior made other people feel, because I genuinely didn’t want to cause anyone to feel insecure because of me.

In retrospect, looking back, I think I was too depressed as a kid to have any room for the feelings of other people. I spent a lot of time drawing or writing and isolating. As my outlook on life became happier and healthier, I found that I could afford to have compassion in ways I couldn’t have done before.

Anyways...I can’t help you with your smiling thing. All I can do is talk about my personal experiences. But maybe if you hear enough stories from other people about why they’ve had a similar symptom, some bits and pieces of personal significance will emerge, and you’ll be able to put the puzzle pieces together and figure yourself out.

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He's pretty good with money. I had him take the test and he's an ENTJ - makes sense. Unfortunately, I inherited none of that gift. I'm good with business, and with marketing, but when it comes to using money to grow money - that's not something I excel at.
I have to admit, I am somewhat jealous of those who are innately practical with money and common sense. None of my immediately family was good with money, my siblings and I aren’t either. We are good in academia, sports and art, just not anything fiscal.
You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders, so even if you’re not good necessarily good at maximizing profits, I can’t imagine you being dumb with personal finances. It helps if you have family members who are good at it; hopefully it will eventually start rubbing off.
I’m really bad at finances XD...
My solution to finances is to just never spend any money. That’s like, one of the biggest red flags of someone who sucks at managing money, apparently, because people who can actually manage it aren’t averse to spending it in moderation.

Still, my parents did help me some - even though dad doesn’t really give much advice in the money department. I learned not to take loans. That was something. I learned that eating out and getting things like coffee every day is insanely expensive, and that the goal of being financially savvy is to make your money make money.

My issue is that, for the life of me, I can never seem to get myself to actually care about money. That instinct is just absent in me. It’s like I’m a psychopath, but instead of having no empathy, I have no financial drive. Only in about the last few years have I really started to get an understanding for how much things cost/should cost to where I can get whether X price for X thing is expensive or not.

This is one of my most crippling defects as a person. I’ve been trying so hard to fix this issue with myself...but it’s tough. Visualizing having fancy things does not excite me. Everything I want/need is available to me in a single room, more or less. I just really struggle to develop financially-driven aspirations.

I think a downside of growing up with parents that are good with money is that I developed an idea that money is something a hassle, and a chore, and that spending it frivolously is irresponsible...so I don’t think I really got the dopamine circuitry for experiencing the excitement of obtaining money. When I make it, I just think “Well...now I can add this number to the other number I guess, and I’ve succeeded slightly more as a human. Woot.” And when I spend it, I just feel this sense of like...dull guilt, and reservations. Do I really need this thing? Is it worth it? Does it matter if socks have holes if nobody ever sees them anyways?

I dunno. Not having a proper love of money makes me feel like I’m not a good representative of the species sometimes. Plus, now I have this non-profit concept, which legitimately needs a significant amount of money to happen. So I have to do a bit of a for-profit project to fund it, and I need to get investors...which means I have to appreciate the way investors think and not take their generosity for granted. Which means I need to learn to have more respect for money.

I’m working on it. I might be getting a couple of great courses in law and business for Christmas

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
A friend of mine is looking me to add comments to his code for £30, upon questioning him he put it up to £40. What a strange offer.

#### Ex-User (14663)

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I'll write this as a little note I can go back to in about a month and compare the outcome to the current sense of suspense

nowadays a lot of things are at stake. Large sums of money, reputations, and trust in machines as a means to predict the future. In particular machines that I have designed (not really "machines" but rather mathematical models and machine-learning algorithms). Huge bets have been placed based on the predictions from these models. Problem for me is that the people at the company don't really know what these things really are, so people are divided between two groups: 1) old-schoolers who are generally quite skeptical to them , 2) people who trust the models blindly and don't really understand the concept of randomness, probability etc. Another problem is that I don't think the models are particularly good myself – they were made under deadlines and weren't really properly tested before we started using them to take actual risk. What's more is that currently, the model makes predictions which are the diametrical opposite of the beliefs of everyone else in the company.

by the end of December we will know who was right – half-baked ML models or humans.
outcome: flawless victory. man vs machine: 0-1.

but of course the ball keeps rolling. New bets have been placed for the next month. It's a weird-ass feeling though, to have a machine tell you something about the future and nobody knows why it says what it says, yet one has to commit to it.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
I'll write this as a little note I can go back to in about a month and compare the outcome to the current sense of suspense

nowadays a lot of things are at stake. Large sums of money, reputations, and trust in machines as a means to predict the future. In particular machines that I have designed (not really "machines" but rather mathematical models and machine-learning algorithms). Huge bets have been placed based on the predictions from these models. Problem for me is that the people at the company don't really know what these things really are, so people are divided between two groups: 1) old-schoolers who are generally quite skeptical to them , 2) people who trust the models blindly and don't really understand the concept of randomness, probability etc. Another problem is that I don't think the models are particularly good myself – they were made under deadlines and weren't really properly tested before we started using them to take actual risk. What's more is that currently, the model makes predictions which are the diametrical opposite of the beliefs of everyone else in the company.

by the end of December we will know who was right – half-baked ML models or humans.
outcome: flawless victory. man vs machine: 0-1.

but of course the ball keeps rolling. New bets have been placed for the next month. It's a weird-ass feeling though, to have a machine tell you something about the future and nobody knows why it says what it says, yet one has to commit to it.
It is weird, though most are attuned to that type of blind faith. To those who aren't interested in the complexity that produces a result it has always been reliant on a feeling of intuition gathered from biases rather than analyzing the methodlogy. It must feel weird to be in the opposite end, one that always had to understand the concept for themself and now you have to have blind faith. It's your turn for blindness

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#### peoplesuck

##### caretaker of machines
Im buying film for my old polaroid. A long time ago I decided I wanted to take pictures of the people and things that made me who I am. I dont want to forget the things that got me to where ever I end up, the thought of forgetting scares me deeply. Maybe its silly not wanting to forget, but its my story, and I want to know every piece.
I suppose its my insane memory that makes me scared of forgetting, everyone else has come to terms with it. Well I have not.

Not sure whats going on with my head lately, cannot stop thinking. I watched one 2 minute youtube video, other than that Ive just been listening to music and thinking in my free time. I cant sleep either, I suppose this is hypomania, FEELIN GOOD THO.

#### Minuend

##### pat pat
@peoplesuck
The very first posts I read from Serac were his qualms about the women species in general. He's just jaded and honest about it.
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How far are you willing to go to being okay with people beliefs because you consider them "just jaded and honest"?

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
I F*king hate men they are GY FGGTS

Even you , macho man

#### Minuend

##### pat pat
I F*king hate men they are GY FGGTS

Even you , macho man
Of course, an individual man has no flaws or beliefs to question. If you do, you're an emotional feminist. If a man believe rape is right, then questioning that is only being an irrational feminist. And how better to adress that than showing you consider your opponent is emotional and stupid.

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
I F*king hate men they are GY FGGTS

Even you , macho man
Of course, an individual man has no flaws or beliefs to question. If you do, you're an emotional feminist. If a man believe rape is right, then questioning that is only being an irrational feminist. And how better to adress that than showing you consider your opponent is emotional and stupid.
If you're a FCKIN MN you need to SHT UP, DUMBSS

#### Minuend

##### pat pat
If you're a FCKIN MN you need to SHT UP, DUMBSS

I would never fuck MN

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend

EDIT:Oh my god watching that video scares me, these type of people are the scariest people I'll ever encounter.

#### Minuend

##### pat pat
I recommend seeing every person you dislike as her. That way, the world becomes a bit simpler and nicer

#### Rebis

##### Blessed are the hearts that can bend
@moody I think I woke up to the mouse again in my room, it was sleeping on my arm and I slightly threw it off. It felt furry, I didn't actually see it. It could be a sock! But I don't see how it reached my hand: 6 ft 2, I take my socks off at the bottom of the bed, they usually fall off the bed. Having said that, I don't see how a mouse can migrate to the front of my arm to sleep.
I wish I had night vision to determine this haha

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#### moody

##### Well-Known Member
@moody I think I woke up to the mouse again in my room, it was sleeping on my arm and I slightly threw it off. It felt furry, I didn't actually see it. It could be a sock! But I don't see how it reached my hand: 6 ft 2, I take my socks off at the bottom of the bed, they usually fall off the bed. Having said that, I don't see how a mouse can migrate to the front of my arm to sleep.
I wish I had night vision to determine this haha

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Those damn corporeal mice. A few times I was 100% comvinced they were falling from my ceiling while I was sleeping.