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zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 4, 2018

Happy 4th 'mericans.

I think I'm gonna post the #scificlub thread tomorrow, as today might be slow due to the holiday, but I think we're gonna do bhrgunatha's pick: ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐‘ซ๐’๐’˜๐’. Born of Man and Woman had slightly more support technically, but I think a film would be an alright change of pace. Plus I picked kleinbl00's suggestion last time. Making the hard calls. The suggestion thread had solid picks all the way through, though.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 4, 2018

Yeah, I don't know if it should be encouraged or depressed that various stats still put me ahead of the curve when it comes to savings in America.

I got the most basic version of their mastering suite when it was on sale for $30 eight months ago. Itโ€™s consistently cleaner and better than what I can master with extensive tweaking and long lists of plugins, lol.

Lol, I may or may not have some iZotope software.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The End of Retirement

    well duh, this is exactly what you were promised

I really thought having a terminal degree in a STEM field would equip me to knock this one out. It looks more like I'm gonna have to hustle to make it work.

I can afford to keep up with the 15% contributions, but it means that I won't be saving up for a house, family, or any of that other life crap. Keeping up with it right now means I have to scale back my lifestyle a bit. We've already locked-in dates for this Japan trip that's been in the works, but my gf is gonna be stuck with a greater share of the expenses because I just can't afford it anymore. it's a good thing she makes almost 2x what I do.

I basically need to bail on my current career placement to find the highest-paying industry position I can get STAT.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The End of Retirement

My mom is more or less in this boat right now.

I myself am also experiencing various degrees of constant anxiety over my financial future, with part a considerable part thanks to retirement outlooks.

I looked up a retirement calculator, and if I continue to put in 15% towards it as I am currently, a (pretty conservative) estimate predicts I don't retire period. An optimistic one says I could still be A-OK, but that's merely meeting goals. Those sound like lousy odds to me.

His work is really quite magnetic. I drew two song titles off his works for my album. And "legendary asshole" is appropriate, from all I've heard.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 27, 2018

My German coworker has absolutely no chill about football right now.

This could be nice. I'd lean towards making the reading "optional" though, so people don't feel too overburdened with the material. I've never read/seen either myself.

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 20, 2018

I won at Diplomacy! Here's the conquest by Russia in tiny, pixelated format:

Also I uploaded a 30 minute version of the rain sounds I synthesized.

I've been super interested in going there ever since I found out you can get tickets there for really cheap. I'm no help but let me know how it goes!

zebra2  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Maybe Just Don't Drink Coffee

Yeah, I don't know if I buy that really.

I'm 99% sure that if I showed this to the "remarkable local roaster who operates quasi-legally out of a sick loft and specializes in lightโ€”but not too light!โ€”roasts" that I know, he'd get a kick out of it.

It seems all the coffee aficionados that eschew pompous coffee culture have their panties in a bunch about it, though.

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