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Comment: Re:Great news! (Score 5, Interesting) 199

by dogolopee (#28596533) Attached to: Nanopillar Solar May Cost 10x Less Than Silicon
Just think one day we can grow massive "pillars" in the earth, and these "pillars" can sequester carbon and be powered by the sun as they grow. Then as they reach a certain height and are no longer as efficient as they once were, we can take them down and use them as fuel. We can then plant new pillars to grow and use the by products from old burnt "pillars" to help the new ones grow. Perhaps then if we properly manage these "pillar farms" and modify the "pillars" just right we can have them absorb more carbon from the air than they release when burned for fuel.

Comment: A Few Suggestions (Score 1) 1354

by dogolopee (#28416515) Attached to: Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?
How to be social. 1) Talk to strangers. Despite what your parents told you this is the first step to meting peope and making friends. The key is to talk about stuff that doesn't make you look silly or crazy and knowing when it is time to stop talking. 2) Lose your inhibitions and don't be afraid to embarrass yourself. Be bold and confidence will follow. 3) Be yourself and know who you are. You need to know you to introduce others to you. 4) Know when you are not wanted and are being annoying. 5) Hit the strip clubs. Don't waste money and tip too much or get dances, but buy a dancer or two drinks and use them to practice talking to. IF you act dumb or whatever have them tell you and use it as a learning experience. This will prepare you for talking to half naked single moms in normal clubs also. Where to meet people. 1) Go to a church and some church events. Summer socials are often fun. 2) Find a local gaming group. Comic shops and places like rpgnet are a good start. 3) Hang out at a coffee shop or all night dinner and observe people and how they interact. It is a good start to ease into real social interaction. Also you will be bale to have conversations with the "regulars" over time. 4) Start a workplace softball or basketball team. Even a bowling league or dart team would work. 5) Find some friends and go to a club or bar. 6) Also check out socialweb.net to find places to meet people. How to meet girls. 1) Good hygiene. Clean man parts get touched more often. 2) Have confidence or act like you do. 3) Take action. Don't be a wall flower. If you meet a girl; talk. 4) Prepare for rejection and learn from your mistakes. 5) Read the book "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists" *If you are not the church going or not the religious type you can look for a Universal Unitarian church they take all faiths and even atheist.

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