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Comment: Re: Jerri (Score 1) 533

If I plan on losing my job, bankruptcy and a debt wash will have little cost to me.

I think it makes more sense to take the extra money and buy a non-gold precious metal (more stable, gold is likely to collapse, it has in the past, and it's quite high considering how low inflation has actually been) to hedge against inflation, and then use that money for other things, or debt on the chance of job loss.

Comment: Re:Won't make it to 50 (Score 2) 64

by clickclickdrone (#49170075) Attached to: Games Workshop At 40: How They Brought D&D To Britain
Yep. I was a Classic Traveller player and it seemed GW went from having literally hundreds of different games/game systems to Warhammer and White Dwarf only over a very short period of time. I too stopped going. There was another local shop that covered Tunnels & Trolls, all the mini game systems, Star Fleet Battles etc but even they finally folded last year.

Comment: Re: This couldn't have anything to do with... (Score 1) 201

by AvitarX (#49167469) Attached to: That U2 Apple Stunt Wasn't the Disaster You Might Think It Was

I was reading the reasoning that OP proposed for U2s popularity is the relative quality.

I say that's poor reasoning because it would imply TS is number two, and U2 is the absolute all time greatest, and the only hand popular enough to overwhelm current pop. That seems quite unlikely to me.

Comment: Re: More ageist stupidity (Score 1) 190

by AvitarX (#49158393) Attached to: One Astronomer's Quest To Reinstate Pluto As a Planet

Well, if we use "everywhere" is limited to only the US, marriage is 16, not 18. If everywhere means the world, there is no global ban. Though there is a treaty that uses "puberty" as a minimum standard.

I can't find any credible source for a global ban existing for young women in the context you use. Please enlighten me.

Comment: Re: I should think so! (Score 1) 107

by AvitarX (#49155559) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

I tend to agree, the people I know that use blue ray don't have Internet. There's plenty of cheap boot legs next to the red box in the shadier parts, but the people buying them don t have Internet. For the rest of the people I know, a few dollar rental online here and there covers the gap of Netflix.

Comment: Re: Kinda like systemd / debian (Score 1) 190

by AvitarX (#49155539) Attached to: One Astronomer's Quest To Reinstate Pluto As a Planet

I can't tell of this is serious, or satire.

One of the issues discussed doesn't seem to match the others. Primarily, I know best in this area, make me all powerful is exactly the type I would expect to with a minority be pro systems and pro marrying children (because you know who is best for them).

Most excellent Poe style post!

Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously. -- Booth Tarkington