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Monopoles and Magnetricity

Eightbitgnosis Monopole Magnets (67 comments)

I maintain nonetheless that yin-yang dualism can be overcome.

With sufficient enlightenment we can give substance to any
distinction: mind without body, north without south, pleasure
without pain. Remember, enlightenment is a function of willpower,
not of physical strength.

—Chairman Sheng-ji Yang,
“Essays on Mind and Matter”

about a year ago
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Why Engineering Freshmen Should Take Humanities Courses

Eightbitgnosis Too many cooks spoil the soup (564 comments)

It's easy to see your chosen field as something everyone else should learn the "basics" of, but so can everyone else with respect to their field. The first two years of a college degree have become an incoherent mishmash of well intended requirements that blend together into an apathy inspiring sludge. Then when students struggle to care about classes, or only produce bare minimum to pass work, students are told there is something wrong with them. As someone who just finished up his 2-year I saw so very much of this. So many want their subject to be required, but then no one wants to be responsible for the negative consequences of their implementation. It's just the student's fault.

about a year ago
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Why Engineering Freshmen Should Take Humanities Courses

Eightbitgnosis Re:Oh, gag me. (564 comments)

http://tinyurl.com/o8qke5f

I think of this song when arguments on the internet devolve completely form their original point into criticisms of grammar

about a year ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Halts USD Withdrawals

Eightbitgnosis Re:Castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventual (173 comments)

Anything can be stolen, but at least investment accounts are insured and my physical goods can be covered by renters/auto insurance.

Between coins getting stolen or lost BTC is just too damn risky. So many seem to think, "Aww, it's just that other guy who got wiped out. That could never happen to me".

about a year ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Halts USD Withdrawals

Eightbitgnosis Re:Castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventual (173 comments)

In Enron's case perpetrators of that scam went to jail, and at least paid some of the money they lost back. I doubt a person could get a fraction of that amount of justice after getting their Bitcoins stolen.

about a year ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Halts USD Withdrawals

Eightbitgnosis Castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually (173 comments)

Bitcoin is really an amazing thing. The ability and ease by which you can send any fraction of money anywhere rather easily is quite an accomplishment. Yet, without any sort of insurance I do not believe this market can stand. Sure you can keep your coins in a paper wallet offline, but those coins have to come back online sometime. When they do, you may just be the victim of just the right 0-day exploit and suddenly all your coins have been sent off to a mysterious Bitcoin address.

Was that the majority of your savings? Too bad, so sad. Feel free to file a police report that will do absolutely nothing though.

And so castles made of sand, melts into the sea eventually.

about a year ago
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Five predictions for (Bit)coin

Eightbitgnosis Let's not call it coin (179 comments)

Because no one calls it that, and it's actual name is cryptocurrency

about a year ago
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MIT President Tells Grads To 'Hack the World'

Eightbitgnosis Re:sounds familiar... (86 comments)

They're TRASHING our rights, man! They're TRASHING the flow of data! They're TRASHING! TRASHING! TRASHING!

about a year ago
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When Will My Computer Understand Me?

Eightbitgnosis According to Al (143 comments)

Ziggy says there is a 85.45% chance of that being true

about a year ago
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Tesla To Blanket US With Superchargers In Two Years

Eightbitgnosis Re:Map of intended locations (311 comments)

Thank you. This was just what I was looking for

about a year ago
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EFF Resumes Accepting Bitcoin Donations After Two Year Hiatus

Eightbitgnosis Re:I don't have bitcoins (93 comments)

You could sell your grapes on the Silkroad?

about a year ago
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How Colleges Are Pushing Out the Poor To Court the Rich

Eightbitgnosis Re:Academic degrees vs. trade school degrees (668 comments)

In my experience, all the people who studied on their own and knew what they wanted to do and before they entered college became distracted and depressed. The filler classes just suck up time, motivation, and money. Then they'd just feel worse and worse for not focusing on their real studies

about a year ago
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How Colleges Are Pushing Out the Poor To Court the Rich

Eightbitgnosis Re:Universities are a cult (668 comments)

Maybe it's the community college I'm at, but I've only had one teacher I thought was trying to indoctrinate me: Nutrition

about a year ago
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How Colleges Are Pushing Out the Poor To Court the Rich

Eightbitgnosis Re:Too many merit scholarships? Troll harder. (668 comments)

I delayed my Freshman year until I was 22 just so I could get my parents off my FAFSA only to have those pig fuckers raise the age to 24 on my 21st birthday.

This shit right here is one of the big ways financial aid sucks. Are you a 22 year old who has been living on your own for years? Lulz, your parents are totally going to give you tens of thousands of dollars suddenly to go to school. No need to give you any money.

about a year ago
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How Colleges Are Pushing Out the Poor To Court the Rich

Eightbitgnosis Re:Academic degrees vs. trade school degrees (668 comments)

If there were a good vocational school in my area for finance I'd drop out today.

But that isn't going to happen, so I'll just continue taking bullshit classes to get a piece of paper that says I can start my real education(hopefully) in my last 2 years of college.

about a year ago

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