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Comment: Doable (Score 1) 466

If you are 25, earn a decent wage (+60k $ a year) and are able to save 20% of your income, which you invest in stocks that pay dividends of 3% on average, which you reinvest, and assuming that you get a moderate wage increases of 3% a year, being a millionaire at 65 is doable.
At least that's what my financial planning Excel sheet says.

Comment: Doable (Score 1) 103

by allcoolnameswheretak (#46773773) Attached to: Your <em>StarCraft II</em> Potential Peaked At Age 24

If you are 25, earn a decent wage (+60k $ a year) and are able to save 20% of your income, which you invest in stocks that pay dividends of 3% on average, which you reinvest, and assuming that you get a moderate wage increases of 3% a year, being a millionaire at 65 is doable.

At least that's what my financial planning Excel sheet says.

Comment: Smell the roses (Score 1) 103

by allcoolnameswheretak (#46765137) Attached to: Your <em>StarCraft II</em> Potential Peaked At Age 24

I've never enjoyed competitive gaming much, except some rounds at a multiplayer FPS every now and then.

When I play a RTS like StarCraft I like to calmly build up my bases and defenses, create an army, secure chokepoints... take my time and enjoy the game. The twitchy online experience is not for me. I'm playing to have fun and relax, not to experience stress.

I suppose this is why I mostly enjoy single player RPG's in which I can enjoy the game at my own pace.

Comment: simple matter (Score 1) 351

by allcoolnameswheretak (#46702793) Attached to: Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

There is no heavy burden. If the consequences of contact are so disastrous, they must not be contacted, full stop. We have 95% of the world at our disposal. It wouldn't really kill us to leave some patches of unscathed rain forest standing. On the contrary, the non-stop, all consuming "progress" seems to be that which will kill us.

Comment: Re: wooo look at that strawman BURNNNNN (Score 1) 301

by allcoolnameswheretak (#46580631) Attached to: Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin

So if a crazy lunatic billionaire wants to buy your share for a billion dollars (share value at this moment 1 billion dollars) and then dies before the transaction could be made (share value back to 10 dollars), by your logic this means that 999.999.990 million dollars of value have "vanished"?

One thing is clear, the existing -money value- has not vanished. It will simply be distributed among heirs instead of being on your bank account. You are talking about the value of a commodity. I was replying to the parent claim that "money can vanish" in a stock exchange crash, which is false. There is a difference between money, which can not simply "vanish" and the value of commodities, which have whatever value people attribute it. In the case of BitCoins, it is even possible for the value they represent to actually, truly vanish, if the BitCoins are lost or deleted.

Comment: Re: wooo look at that strawman BURNNNNN (Score 3, Insightful) 301

by allcoolnameswheretak (#46572879) Attached to: Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin

If you invest 100$ into one share, whoever sold you that share now has your 100$.
If later you need cash and want so sell your share, but its price is only at 10$, it means that there are buyers willing to pay only 10$ for your share.

Subjectively you could argue that you "lost" 90$. But the person who sold you the share for 100$ could now buy it back from you for 10$ and he would have "won" 90$. In total, the balance of the transactions is 110$. No money has vanished. The value of the commodity has changed, and there are winners and losers of the exchange. One mans loss is the other mans win.

Comment: Re: wooo look at that strawman BURNNNNN (Score 2) 301

by allcoolnameswheretak (#46572237) Attached to: Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin

Where did the money go in the Wall Street crash?

Money on stock exchanges is never lost. For every seller there is always a buyer. For every investment there is a payout. It's like the conservation of energy. Money changes hands, but it can not simply vanish, like BitCoins apparently can, unless you actively destroy cash currency.

Comment: Re:Oh... (Score 2, Informative) 144

Mostly, I agree with what you say. But I do believe that long term sleep deprivation is not healthy. I once read a believable article claiming that sleep clears the brain of waste chemicals, kind of like going to the bathroom. Without losing that waste it starts to build up and poison you.

Other than that, it's also rather straightforward self-experience. If you feel like shit after pulling 24hrs it's probably because shit is happening to you. Just like when drinking too much alcohol.

Comment: Re:Fanboy Glee (Score 4, Insightful) 302

by allcoolnameswheretak (#46520223) Attached to: Java 8 Officially Released

Yeah, that actually sucks some serious monkey balls right there. It doesn't make any sense at all for Oracle to do such a thing with something as important as the Java platform.

There has been a petition to remove this "feature" for some time now, but despite the millions of Java developers, it never took off.

Is a person who blows up banks an econoclast?

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