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« Reply #23895 on: January 22, 2021, 06:46:55 pm »
I figured it would be super thick and tough.
Not super thick; I'd say similar to a heavier cowhide. It is pretty tough, though.  Relatively soft- the boots broke in fairly quickly. Every once in a while I think about getting another pair.

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« Reply #23896 on: January 24, 2021, 01:11:39 am »
This is pretty weird and idk how I feel about it. Seems kind of icky.
https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-patent-details-tech-that-could-turn-dead-people-into-ai-chatbots/

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« Reply #23897 on: January 24, 2021, 01:39:44 am »
This is pretty weird and idk how I feel about it. Seems kind of icky.
https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-patent-details-tech-that-could-turn-dead-people-into-ai-chatbots/
It's an interesting technology. But, one that would easily be used in an unethical manner. I find it creepy as fuck...
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« Reply #23898 on: January 24, 2021, 02:33:03 am »
Yeah, I'm not into this idea at all, because as you say, creepy as fuck.

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« Reply #23899 on: January 24, 2021, 09:04:30 am »
This is pretty weird and idk how I feel about it. Seems kind of icky.
https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-patent-details-tech-that-could-turn-dead-people-into-ai-chatbots/

you guys should look up this series on amazon prime called UPLOAD and give it a go. pretty much the same idea about being uploaded into the cloud for your afterlife..
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« Reply #23900 on: January 24, 2021, 02:17:31 pm »
This is pretty weird and idk how I feel about it. Seems kind of icky.
https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-patent-details-tech-that-could-turn-dead-people-into-ai-chatbots/

you guys should look up this series on amazon prime called UPLOAD and give it a go. pretty much the same idea about being uploaded into the cloud for your afterlife..

Neal Stephenson wrote a very long, detailed novel about this called The Fall, or Dodge in Hell.

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« Reply #23901 on: January 24, 2021, 09:09:13 pm »
Thought I’d share some info on a wild tropical fruit which is very tasty but not widely known. It is abundant in the area I spent this weekend. The local name is GUAPURU and it looks like this on the plant

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Looks similar to a grape, juicy inside, sweet and very fragrant. The blacker, the sweeter... Easy to pick as the plants are rarely higher than 4 meters and it clings to the main branches. This bee is the local pollinator and he moves quickly so I couldn’t get a sharper image with my phone.

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The ones I found were smallish but they get quite larger during rainier years.

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« Reply #23902 on: January 24, 2021, 09:11:31 pm »
Fascinating - I love the shit that I learn here.

Thanks.....
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« Reply #23903 on: January 24, 2021, 09:23:51 pm »
you guys should look up this series on amazon prime called UPLOAD and give it a go. pretty much the same idea about being uploaded into the cloud for your afterlife..
Upload is a good show. I'm looking forward to the second season.

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« Reply #23904 on: January 27, 2021, 07:48:01 pm »
Anyone seen the price of GME today? Up 118%

$4.08 in July traded for $325 just now.

A few established hedge funds reportedly shorted it this week, been disrupted by some ballsy Reddit users
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« Reply #23905 on: January 27, 2021, 07:49:24 pm »
 :D I heard about this and I think it's really great. They're doing the same to AMC theater stocks as well.

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« Reply #23906 on: January 27, 2021, 08:46:09 pm »
My boss has been teaching his kids about the stock market and gave each of them $100 to invest back in October.. his teenager bought the game stop stock when it was on the way up and turned his 100 bucks into 1000...

second part of the lesson was know when to sell lol - I think it his his sell price today and the kid learned a vital lesson... the world is run by stock brokers - AND kids on the internet :) love it!

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« Reply #23907 on: January 31, 2021, 10:40:32 am »

Upload is a good show. I'm looking forward to the second season.

yeah it is. I've been looking forward to it ever since I finished the first season. what a cliff hanger they ended on..
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« Reply #23908 on: February 05, 2021, 01:47:34 am »
@Giles Here’s a belt buckle for you.  "09F88CB4-B892-4480-BE8F-02680AAB223F.png"

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« Reply #23909 on: February 05, 2021, 07:20:10 am »
Ha......
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