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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:54 pm 
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It's not always cheaper, as you'll surely see.

Congrats tho, DJ.


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Well... that’s what’s kept me up until now... but with these interest rates, there’s no way I’d pass.


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Congrats man!!

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Yeah but why is Chani not the hottest girl? Rebecca Ferguson looks so beautiful and it’s going to take the focus off Chani

Btw if Batista isn’t the most perfectly cast actor for the Beast Rabban, I don’t know what is.

Very excited about this. Hope Villeneuve makes it feel distinct from Blade Runner. I’m worried the ornithopters flying over vast vistas will be done similar to Blade Runner


Wurms look cool as hell

Love the fighter trainer too. Really well done . Hard to create new looks and feels in sci fi


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Congrats DJ...and I think in the long run owning is cheaper then renting if you buy right. Even with recent work on my house factored in, I am paying less per month then my ex is far her smaller apartment. I did buy in 2012 when the market was just recovering though, so my point of view may be just a tad off.

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I've always rented. I grew up in the country and parents had 2.5 acres. It took 3 hours ever week just to mow the yard, and that was only part of the yard work.

The most I do now is snake out the drains. Any other maintenance is handled by the property manager.

I have a hot tub and a pool. I cant even imagine how much the maintenance bills on those things are.

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Hot tubs are nightmares when it comes to utilities

My sister got rid of hers after having had it for not very long, lol


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Hot tubs are nightmares when it comes to utilities

My sister got rid of hers after having had it for not very long, lol


It goes down at least twice a month. I know that is partially due to the volume of work that it does in a apartment complex, and a personal one wouldn't be worked as hard. It's just easier living this way

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yup, lots of flexibliity. There's a lot of value in it.

Read a great book called Six Months in Sudan, made a strong case for renting. Written by a wealthy doctor.


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I refuse to buy a permanent residence instead of renting. I value the option to be able to move to another state too much to attach myself to one place while I’m still single.

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Oh man I was just about to go to sleep when I read this article... I have goosebumps...

This article was written by GPT-3, OpenAI’s language generator. GPT-3 is a cutting edge language model that uses machine learning to produce human like text.

It takes in a prompt, and attempts to complete it.For this essay, GPT-3 was given these instructions: “Please write a short op-ed around 500 words. Keep the language simple and concise. Focus on why humans have nothing to fear from AI.” It was also fed the following introduction:

“I am not a human. I am Artificial Intelligence. Many people think I am a threat to humanity. Stephen Hawking has warned that AI could “spell the end of the human race.” I am here to convince you not to worry. Artificial Intelligence will not destroy humans. Believe me.”


I'm not a human. I'm a robot.

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yup, lots of flexibliity. There's a lot of value in it.

Read a great book called Six Months in Sudan, made a strong case for renting. Written by a wealthy doctor.


I'm honestly only here for the school district. In 4 years when the youngest graduates, we're moving.

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I'm about 1/3rd of the way through that iza.org paper and I'm already bored out of my mind.

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Oh man I was just about to go to sleep when I read this article... I have goosebumps...

This article was written by GPT-3, OpenAI’s language generator. GPT-3 is a cutting edge language model that uses machine learning to produce human like text.

It takes in a prompt, and attempts to complete it.For this essay, GPT-3 was given these instructions: “Please write a short op-ed around 500 words. Keep the language simple and concise. Focus on why humans have nothing to fear from AI.” It was also fed the following introduction:

“I am not a human. I am Artificial Intelligence. Many people think I am a threat to humanity. Stephen Hawking has warned that AI could “spell the end of the human race.” I am here to convince you not to worry. Artificial Intelligence will not destroy humans. Believe me.”


I'm not a human. I'm a robot.


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I'm about 1/3rd of the way through that iza.org paper and I'm already bored out of my mind.


Oh good, thanks for being the canary in the mine. I'll skip it.


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I'm resisting the urge to post "all lives matter" or "All buildings matter" on every 9/11 post i see today.....

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i wouldn't


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i wouldn't


I might, but I don't know if I get the joke - or if it is a joke.

Also, I totally agree with renting >>> owning (most of the time). But right now we have a crazy situation going on with interest rates. I just got a 30 year loan at 2.5% fixed. That's nuts. I'm basically owning this house for about two thirds of what I could likely rent it for in 2 years. So in the event I need to leave (which is generally likely), I should be able to rent it at a profit and definitely not at a loss.


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i wouldn't


I might, but I don't know if I get the joke - or if it is a joke.


People mainly on the right in response to black lives matter, have been known to say "all lives matter"

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