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I'd have an easier time finding a unicorn in this culture than a woman who will truly commit to creating a family
Go overseas! The problem is lately people aren't going for foreign women, creating this artificial scarcity of women. A well-to-do 1st-world man can pretty much eat the lunch of the men in any smaller pond in the world. In many cases you can go take one home with you. With the add in benefit that you have good connections in case you need a cheap place to retire.
Chalk this decision from nVidia as a few assholes ruining it for the rest of us.
The frame lag apologists argue that even something like 100ms delay won't make a difference because the difference it tiny and human eye can't detect time resolution that small. This is incorrect because
A. You're measuring the frame only, not the sequence
B. The sequence is competing against the opponent IN PARALLEL
Let us say two skilled players playing against each other and both a hand-eye reaction time of exactly 250ms, and their displays have a frame lag of 60 ms. They see each other at the same exact time.
So they are equally matched, and basically the randomizer that simulates bullet spread will decide the player who dies. 50/50.
Now lets put Player2 on a display with a propagation delay of 59ms.
Boom. Player2 is the first to fire, meaning his shots are always counted first. If this is a sniper battle that means Player2 wins EVERY time in this scenario. Add bullet spread, and still Player2 wins most of the time.
You might say this is only meaningful in the case of two very closely matched opponents, but this is actually pretty common because the more skilled you get, the closer you are to the human maximum hand-eye response time, therefore the more similar players get as skill increases.
Our universe was birthed as an explosion, and particles expand outward. Yet even if they approach an infinite amount of space between each there will remain an gravitational attraction between all particles that will bring them back together given enough time, and will return to the original configuration before the explosion.
At that point the explosion will recur.
You could plot the progress of those universes superimposed on one another and call it parallel. Which goes well with a mathematical model since the expansion and contraction is inherently and pervasively sinusoidal.
However that isn't a great approach as far as trying to navigate between them. You can't exactly "go back" like you would expect two independent functions, so the idea of what we could accomplish is more nuanced.
You could however consider that such a configuration doesn't result in "infinite" possibilities per se. The particles emerging from the big bang have certain properties, they combine in a certain way, and the major elements of the process are measurable and repeatable to some extent.
So instead if we were to plot it out each successive universe there would be a certain "wobble". Each iteration of the universe would be slightly different. If you know enough about the characteristic frequency of the wobble you could even move "back" and forth, although instead of going "back" you'd simply enter another iteration of the universe that is identical to a historical target.
Really this is the only way time travel is possible. You would have to position yourself to arrive at November 5, 1955 in a future universe identical to the current iteration.
Not exactly what you think of as time travel, but the only possible way it could work. And no, time paradoxes are silly and don't exist in this. If you "go back in time" and kill your grandfather you're only adding an additional harmonic to the characteristic frequency of the wobble of the universal life cycle. Instead of a progression of:
[exist in this universe], [exist in this universe]
[exist], [don't exist because you came here and killed your grandpa], [exist], [don't exist because you
And each interaction (or communication) adds an order of magnitude of complication of this harmonic. So the more interuniversal communication happens the harder it gets each time to calculate that "identical universe". In fact we could probably mathematically prove that it impossible to obtain such an identical universe after a certain amount of communication occurs for some meaningless constant which has likely already been surpassed by an infinite amount.
The reason that the communication is important is because if it didn't occur then we would be basically be trapped in a Star Trek-like where time simply loops, and we repeat the same actions over and over again for infinity. The communication/cross-contamination/what have you gives us the ability to pass on progress forward and have a evolving paradigm.
1. Drive to Baltimore
2. Whip out my camera on the doughnut brigade
3. Take my beating
4. Collect $7 million
That's a hell of a bargain. Take 1 beating, then don't have to work for the rest of my life!
And for political posturing reasons, the US will continue to fill up with morons with no skills or social graces (who would leave their family, really?) which makes the US moron footprint on the internet even more over-represented.
The funny part is that anyone smart is really planning a exit strategy long-term, if they haven't left already. The US economy is like emptying a bath with the faucet of petrodollars left on. You could optimistically call the vortex above the drain a "whirlwind of activity"...but no, thats the sucking sound that happens at the end, and after sufficient time, the petrodollar will cease to exist and the bath will drain really quickly >:O
Basically what was removed is this:
1. You add <bogus political app>
2. <bogus political app> sends me an invite automagically, with your name on it
3. I get annoyed and delete it
Now what happens:
1. You add <bogus political app>
2. I don't give a fuck because it doesn't pester me with your bullshit
Bravo Facebook. If you're one of those annoying fuckers who installed that spammy ass Obama 2012 app, eat my shorts. And Zuckerburg's shorts too.
It took me 3 attempts to pass that exam and now there are 5 year olds who can pass it?
Hey, buying a recent brain dump and using it to cheat on a cert is a great job skill FYI. There is no way a 5 year old actually passed legitimately, he's just being taught by pops how to win at the corporate game
Greedy politicians and big conglomerate executives (no difference nowadays) are dying to screw the poor with higher prices and higher taxes, and lower wages from cheap immigrant labor. What great lengths have been taken to justify that end with seemingly agreeable ideas...
-Let's bring in millions of undocumented immigrants and make them legal. That group will join the poor, and the new poor population as a whole will pay more taxes than the smaller, current crop of poor people, even if they individually make less money. Win for gov't for the tax proceeds, win for big conglomerates for dirt cheap labor.
-Fossil fuel tax. Make it uneconomical for the poor to own a car. Force them to live in local ghettos rather than commute. Bonus since the rich don't have to deal with their traffic.
-Carbon tax. Make it uneconomical for the poor to use electricity and natural gas. Make their home environments too miserable for their children to succeed academically.
-ACA. Tax the poor if they can't afford health care.
-Conservation. Seize land in the name of nature, forcing land prices up, property tax higher, forcing poor and subsistence farmers to sell their land and enter the job market with no skills.
-Cigarette tax. The poor are much more likely to smoke than the rich. Poor tax.
I mean, none of those things really disturb me that much, since I'm not poor and I can handle price increases by leveraging a raise. I'd especially love not having to spend an hour commute with every idiot loser and his brother who thinks they just *have* to own a car and drive it every morning. BUT...once the majority of the country is good and screwed, and there is no hope to be had, and no more can be squeezed out of the poor...who or what is next? Just think about that for a minute.
-Confidence is more important than critical thinking, critical thinking is for low-wage cogs
-Marriage sets back your career. Children bring it to a screeching halt. Just don't.
-Don't get fat or they won't hire you
-Go for loafers that way you don't need to bend over and rip your pants to tie your shoes on the way to the interview
-Smile a lot so your coworkers feel bad when they backstab
-Live like a poor now so you don't have to change your habits later
-Retirement funds are not an actual benefit. They only exist to make save businesses from pensions and make bankers money. You're just keeping up with inflation. 35 years from now a roll of toilet paper will cost a $1,000 dollars. Not that it matters, getting fired and spending the rest of your 50's eating ramen and hot dogs will kill you long before you can collect
-Most of the jobs left are in big cities with insane costs of living. No, you'll probably never pay off that student loan early like you thought you would.
-Getting out of school is like getting out of prison. Life becomes just an aimless, pointless expanse, and acquiring useless shiny things to impress an insane whore to procure snot-nosed children seems like a good idea at the time
-Working with passive-aggressive adult children means you get to eat a lot of crap.
-Some men are man-children. All women are women-children.
If you use the Daum build, also consider using the latest version of DBGL which supports the extra experimental config settings.
For years 6 figures was considered the benchmark for success (e.g. management). Now that this number is edging more toward living wage status rather than a ticket to an extravagant lifestyle. But the old guard still has that "why would I pay non-management a 100k salary" mindset. Which trickles down. Ok I'm paying my engineering 90k and that is all. But wait...why should I pay my top tier support 90k when that is what my engineering folks are making? They can deal with 80k. And the level 2 folks want 70k but they're not worth nearly as much as the top tier folks...they can live with 60k....and so on.
Until the average for top tier non-management positions in general exceeds 100k by a good margin, there's gonna be downward pressure across the board just coming from that old 6 figure stereotype.