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Water Cooler / Re: What bankruptcy looks like in Google Trends
« on: February 15, 2019, 05:12:26 PM »
>>Payless ShoeSource

I went through so many pairs of Pro Wings as a kid!

When I was in Austin a few months back we did a bike tour on some electric assisted bikes. Loved it. For someone who doesn't bike much it was a great way to get around a city. If I lived in an urban environment where I had to commute a couple miles something like one of these would be excellent. I think the ones we rode were about $4000 each.

Water Cooler / Re: I feel like I know these people
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:54:03 PM »
>good Carolinas replacement

Saw one for Washington yesterday: "Let me adjust my man-bun and hold my artisinal pumpkin apple hard cider"

Water Cooler / Re: “Fourth Industrial Revolution”
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:49:38 PM »
>>This startup is raising $750 million to outmaneuver Domino's and Pizza Hut with pizzas made by robots

I could see them competing with Domino's and Pizza Hut. But until they can figure out a way to properly stretch the dough and not press it out they won't be able to compete with "real" pizza places. There are definitely structural differences in the dough with those two different methods. But if they can get me my pizza 10 minutes quicker and that cuts down on the times the kids ask "when is the pizza getting here?" I am all for it.

>>tax refund as a forced savings account

I am HORRIBLE at saving. I have a few different services that automatically take some money and tuck it away but for the most part if it is in my account I spend it. It is nice getting a big chunk all at once in the spring to do stuff like pay for a vacation, buy furniture, tires for the van, etc. that cost more than a couple hundred bucks. I haven't updated my withholding since I started my current job 5 years ago and we have added 2 kids.

>>I can see how a middle-class family of 4 could suck up some gb

There have been many, many times the kids have turned off the TV but haven't stopped Netflix on the Roku. So it is just sucking up data with nobody watching for hours.


Goes great with Carolina barbecue. I am not really a fan of it outside of that context though.

Marketing / Re: Amazon Begins Testing Delivery Robots
« on: January 24, 2019, 06:47:02 PM »
>>Bezos called and asked me how I wanted my personal bot customized.  I told him 'double deuces with spinners.'

Come on RC, this is your chance to get your robot puppy!

>>I'm guessing this Carl thing is going to be more beefy-tasting?

Throw enough toppings on the Beyond Burgers and they aren't bad. They have a similar texture and look to real burgers and covered in mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickles, tomatoes, etc. they are a passable substitute and much more burger-like than any other meat substitutes I have tried. Don't know if I would ever purposely order one but they are a decent option.

Water Cooler / Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« on: January 03, 2019, 06:04:17 AM »
>>I could feel my wallet quivering

I am kind of scared to go to one of those meetings. They are great at what they do and I would be scared I would sign up.

Water Cooler / Re: Drones for Christmas
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:16:11 PM »

Love this question and answer for that gun:

Question: can i use this for deer hunting
Answer: Yes, this device harnesses the most powerful force in existence. It liquidates anything in its path. It can be used to rip apart the fabric of time and space. It can gut material on an atomic level. When the gun is fired the pellet flies so fast that it breaches the light barrier. The oxygen in front of the pellet is condensed so much that it reaches its schwarzchild radius, instantly spawning a black hole. With, almost unlimited density, has a gravitational pull so strong that light cannot escape.

Water Cooler / Re: Business: Do YOU plan ahead?
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:37:20 PM »
At my day job we definitely plan for the next year and have big picture plans 4-5 years down the road. The 4-5 years are super big picture stuff I don't have to worry about or think about. But we started in October projecting what the affiliate channel could do next year.

Every year we have our projections, or big projects, our goals, etc. but a month or two into the year those quickly start changing as new opportunities present themselves, affiliates we thought would grow just drop out of sight, internal changes affect our strategy and so on.

For my personal stuff I just throw a big overarching goal out there. This year it was to triple my affiliate income and I am on pace for that. One problem with that though is if I am hitting that goal I slack off and don't push for more. I had a plan on how I would get there (X blog posts a week, some social interaction plans, etc.) but those went out the window pretty early on. Whenever I get too specific with plans and goals I fail. I like to keep the planning fairly broad and vague to allow for modifications and changes.

Water Cooler / Re: Hell, I'm going with 22s
« on: December 07, 2018, 08:22:46 PM »
On my drive across the country this past summer my 2000 Honda Odyssey was getting close to 30 MPG. It was driving closely behind a big moving truck the whole way so the draft from that probably helped quite a bit.

There are a couple places in town where there are a McDonalds and Burger King right across the street from each other and one of them is 2 minutes from my house. Might take advantage of a cheap lunch tomorrow.

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