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    Marvel Films

    I resent that.
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    Getting to know you part 1

    Why are smart people so often poor?
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    Getting to know you part 1

    Attenborough Cape Cod The death of loved ones before their time Bergerac I'd exercise Social media Almost nothing It's easy... I'm blagging it Sitting in front of a screen all day Being a good dad (I hope)
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    Bitcoin

    A shame that aside from his expertise in Bitcoin he is a Covid-denying narcissist with sociopathic overtones. No one's perfect I guess.
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    supermarket architecture

    I'm meant to be working and not reading Dissensus, but there's so much to cover on malls. The fetishisation of dead malls that was a big trend a few years ago. The focus on malls as a symbol of 80's nostalgia captured (but not started by) Stranger Things. The Chinese churning out malls that are...
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    supermarket architecture

    Car Park Life by Gareth E Rees is focused on the car parks of supermarkets, it immediately popped into my mind stumbling across this thread. https://www.influxpress.com/car-park-life More of a shopping mall person myself. I have a bit of a thing for the good old Tricorn Centre. RIP
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    Bitcoin

    Markets never change. Buy the bottoms not the tops. I tried to get so many friends to buy Bitcoin at $300. No one was interested. They were happy to pay $10,000 though.
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    Bitcoin

    It appears to be the perfect vehicle for bubbles to form. Free from any wordly ties, it's the digital distillation of irrational exuberance, and the resulting lows that crush traders and make normal people lose a lot of money. I pity anyone buying bitcoin now, when in 6 months you will be able...
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    Bitcoin

    But Bitcoin does have a use-case. It is a hedge against the inflationary dollar. https://www.cityam.com/almost-a-fifth-of-all-us-dollars-were-created-this-year/ The more governments print extra money out of thin air, or gold is dug out of the ground, the more the hard limit on Bitcoin looks...
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    CYBERPUNK

    The licensed music is on the whole, awful. Such a missed opportunity. However the atmospheric, incidental soundscape is really well done. Until combat kicks in, then it sounds like i'm in a cybergoth club in the Matrix.
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    Children

    Showing my colours here, but another reason we are weighing up having a second child is that if we stick to just the one we can afford to send him to a private school. No chance of sending two, even with a sibling discount. Both of us are from state school backgrounds, and I never thought I'd...
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    Children

    I'm not sure I'd class Viz as popular childrens literature! Maybe that's more about my own sheltered upbringing, where scoring a copy of the Beano was as edgey as it was ever going to get.
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    Children

    It's such a cliché but I feel like I made my own best friend. I'm sure he will come to hate me and rebel when he's older but right now, at 3 years old we have a hell of a lot of fun together. He's definitely made the last year of lockdowns and viral fear more tolerable and less lonely. I never...
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    How Computer Games Shaped Our Imaginations.

    Back to the original post, I use games as a substitute for real urban exploring. Too scared and lazy to actually vault the walls of private abandonded military bases, instead I've spent many hours just wandering around open worlds like GTA and now most recently the horribly flawed Cyberpunk.
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    How Computer Games Shaped Our Imaginations.

    A friend of mine confidently claimed that learning to drive would be easy enough (in his 30's) because he had played so much GTA. I felt he was only half-joking. He failed his test multiple times. Did anyone buy this? https://www.analogue.co/editions/hyperdub-mega-sg
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    "The Great University Con"

    I basically paid for a MA degree in 2010 from an otherwise well respected UK university I shall not name. Very little work was required, it was a fancy new remote learning course... 1 year of occasional essays and £3k (I won a scholarship to reduce the cost). An absolute farce, but it now sits...
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    The City, The Country

    The countryside writing in this thread cuts deep. I lived on a small island for a few years, tried to mix with the locals despite not having the accent. The stories I could tell... ... are all fucking boring.
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    Bitcoin

    Paypal adoption is driving the price up. Hard to say where it will end. The plan is to allow people to not only buy bitcoin but also use crypto to pay for goods as part of the Paypal ecosystem. In regards to the concept that Bitcoin will become 'money'. I think that is the wrong way to look at...
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    WELCOME LURKER

    It probably was. I'm reading the reissue of Consumer guide as we speak. I picked up Creep Shots days before he went missing. It was a disconcerting experience unlike any other consuming that book whilst constantly checking the news in the hope he would be found safe and well, yet the book...
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    WELCOME LURKER

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