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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    I need to win the lotto.
    Who doesn't haha.

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    Hmm just reminded me, time to buy tickets. Powerball tonight!

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    stareater I had a dream I won the lottery years ago, I dreamt the winning numbers were...5, 11, 12, 21, 36 and either 42 or 47..(my gift to you )

    (p.s if you win with them I'm also saving for a house )

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    I am saving for a house too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel Intheuk View Post
    stareater I had a dream I won the lottery years ago, I dreamt the winning numbers were...5, 11, 12, 21, 36 and either 42 or 47..(my gift to you )

    (p.s if you win with them I'm also saving for a house )
    Thanks Angel, I'll remember you!

    So how's the saving going DM?

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    This sometimes weighs on my mind. I'm in my early 20's but in a situation where it's impossible to live on my own. Other family members became sick, have to take care of them while fixing up a house. It's a weird point when your life is in a stasis basically.

    But then I look around and the only people who I went to school with that own or are working to own a house are the girls who married someone already financially stable, or the few silver spoon kids who had college all paid for got a decent career and can afford it. Though most rent, or live at home. Or those that do rent end up having to live at home because they can't afford it. Most barely have any savings, little health insurance of sorts, many can't afford college, the economy is falling to shit. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post

    Agree with Mama, do a self portrait before it heals up!
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    I love all those statistics about the lottery: you're more likely to be hit by lightning on your way to buy a lottery ticket than to win it.

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    Heh, I've pretty much given up on ever owning a house. They're just too expensive but maybe a cheap condo or townhouse? I dunno. I have a feeling that either housing prices will have to fall like crazy to match the income of the younger generation or the majority of the houses in the U.S. will eventually be empty. Cause I don't see employers giving out raises just so people can have stable lives or anything.

    On a different note, my current sketch book fell apart so now I'm using the remaining paper clipped to a clip board and I actually think that I sorta like it.

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    One of my dimmer art-related moments:

    Hmm, how the heck can I imitate realistic blurred vision? Is it as simple as using some combination of blur, motion blur, and/or gaussian blur? What about the blurring effect in photography from defocused lenses? Hmm...

    I am about to start googling some refs when--wait.

    I'm wearing glasses. I could take them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotime View Post
    SMART predicts imminent hard disk failure?

    Bah, maybe it's something I can get repaired.
    Na, HDs can be repaired but it'll always cost far more than just backing up and replacing the drive.

    "Imminent" could be tomorrow or it could be a year from now. Buy a new drive next time you have some cash, leave it in a drawer and wait, that way when it happens it's no big deal. (assuming you've kept up with the backup schedule..)

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    I wonder, if you radically modified the controls of a standard passenger car, could you teach a dog how to drive?

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    I don't think it's the driving that'll be a problem. It's sticking to traffic rules. And not running over cyklists at sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobbA View Post
    I don't think it's the driving that'll be a problem. It's sticking to traffic rules. And not running over cyklists at sight.
    Or chasing after cats ^^.

    I should be writing a research paper right now. Bored to death .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reutte View Post
    Heh, I've pretty much given up on ever owning a house. They're just too expensive but maybe a cheap condo or townhouse? I dunno. I have a feeling that either housing prices will have to fall like crazy to match the income of the younger generation or the majority of the houses in the U.S. will eventually be empty. Cause I don't see employers giving out raises just so people can have stable lives or anything.
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    Houses are worse investments than people think. Oh sure, renting seems like "throwing money away". So then you buy a house, get a mortgage, and a couple years later you realize that you are going to be fixing something different every flipping year. We bought a fairly solid house in a mature neighbourhood and had maybe a couple good years in it. Since then it's been one thing after another. If you have major issues with a rental you can just break your lease and walk away relatively unscathed. If you have major issues with your house you'll have problems unloading it on someone else. So you're stuck with endless repairs and playing Russian roulette with contractors.

    The only good thing about owning a house has been not having to deal with landlords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmarshallvfx View Post
    Buying a house for the first time is scary. Also, it roots you firmly in one place, when I may want to suddenly disappear off to another country for a year or two. But the money on rent has gone up and its a huge amount of money to just waste every month when i may not go anywhere else anyway.

    Funny you should say this, after a long time working for it we were approved for our loan yesterday

    This is the house we are looking to get : http://sea.themlsonline.com/details,...ts,257766.html

    We have made a lot of sacrifices for it, I still have been working too much to be able to go to school yet, but at this point in the market mortgage is much cheaper than rent especially in this area. And I'm not scared of settling cause I already have a family. I'm doing everything so backwards...

    It's not like you're not able to sell your house later right? Take good care of it and live there long enough and you probably make back enough to make it just seem like really cheap rent. I mean the market can only go up from here, right....?

    Or if you're by yourself buy a condo or townhouse and rent it out if you want to move, yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Lofgren View Post
    I was on the Coho ferry between Vancouver Island and Washington state last weekend and I experienced to 20 to 22 foot swells for the first time in my life. I literally thought we were going to die.
    haha my father and mother almost died out there fishing on a medium sized boat. He very nearly ran out of gas the way back because his progress was so slow cutting in and out of the swells. (This is before I was born). The way the currents hit each other in the puget sound can be so dangerous.

    i love this state!

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    Man, it's really foggy today.

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    I just discovered the neighbouring flat's cat, who we have let come to our balcony because otherwise pigeons shit all over it, has been shitting on our balcony. Talk about irony.

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    Heading off to an 80s movie night get together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nofu View Post
    I just discovered the neighbouring flat's cat, who we have let come to our balcony because otherwise pigeons shit all over it, has been shitting on our balcony. Talk about irony.
    Lol, the definition of owning something in the animal world...shit (and pee) all over it


    Talking of which, I miss my cat but I'm looking forward to getting my bearded dragon next month , got the vivarium nearly set up now, just waiting til I get paid so I can get the lights and food etc and then it'll be ready for him/her...ooh my maternal hormones can't wait!

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    I am having trouble keeping fish alive and keeping my snake fed. I'm a newbie to this sort of tank-animal-keeping, and it's definitely irritating. I won't give up, though. Just gotta get on top of that learning curve (called money and patience).

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    Perhaps there is no Heaven, no Hell, no Karma.

    Perhaps, though, consciousness is eternal-- perhaps like a subatomic SIM card of sorts.

    You just keep having an existence wrapped around this particle without any regard to how good or bad you were-- without any judgments, and without any recollections of who or what you previously were.

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    I'm up in the mountains at the moment skiing, and today we had the sort of lightning conditions that lead to a complete whiteout. Diffuse white light in a white landscape, so you cant make out any shapes or any depth in the landscape, because everything is the same shade of white, nothing cast any shadows and there are no highlights. There is real risk falling onto a ravine or off a cliff during that kind of conditions because you can't see the edge, because it too is the same shade of white too. I pretty much grew up on that mountain, so there was no risk of running off a cliff, but it still a humbling and visually interesting experience.

    I didn't have my camera with me, but still wanted to share. (Photo from Wikipedia.)
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    guess who retired this week?

    the exxon valdez. true story

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    I just realized I don't see Ilaekae post much anymore. I guess he must be busy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    guess who retired this week?

    the exxon valdez. true story

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Valdez

    In early 2008, SeaRiver Maritime, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, sold Mediterranean to a Hong Kong-based shipping company named Hong Kong Bloom Shipping Ltd., which renamed the ship once again as Dong Fang Ocean, now under Panama registry.
    I'm so immature.

    I had no idea it was still in commission after the legendary incident, but the renaming it went through before finally being turned into scrap makes alot of sense.

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