Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]TheAmeliaMay 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You're welcome :P

Does the database include all the posts and stuff? I didn't think it would be that small (still not small, though) but I guess since Saidit is mostly just text it's not a big deal. It's also only a few years old, so that helps. That size, as you said, would still be an issue bandwidth-wise, though.

Yeah, you'd obviously need some help with certain things. There are a lot of resources online, and that's got me through most trials (plus a bit of trial and error).

I'm not the person you want to quote about these kind of things, but I do have some basic experience with running servers and websites, and I do a fair bit of coding in Python, HTML, and Javascript. My code is functional, but not great. Feel free to shoot me a message if all else fails. At the very least I should be able to find a webpage for you to read.

Good luck!

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[–]eh-non-plus 0 insightful - 2 fun0 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I dunno. choco-dipped starberries or whatvr

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[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I have mostly bars and rounds, and just a few numismatics. Pretty much exactly the same thought process you went through about security issues. Although bars have a potential to be divisible in a way you wouldn't want to do with numismatics, say if you ever found yourself needing to buy a loaf of bread of a tank of gas with silver.

Although one quick tangent. When hurricane Katrina hit, the infrastructure did collapse for a bit. There was no gas coming in because the roads were flooded. Electricity was out. Not everyone had water. We managed to scrounge a little gas from a motorcycle, and we were absolutely induated with offers of goods for a ride. And we turned everybody down because what good is a gold watch when fuel was priceless. That's some real SHTF currency right there. Too bad gasoline doesn't store well.

It's not a big collection. I was very enthusiastic about the silver market when I first got in, and it certainly hasn't lost me anything, but as far as investments go, accidentally leaving change in bitcoin from a transaction totally eclipsed any potential silver returns.

That's when I decided it was smart to have a cache of silver but it wasn't going to make me much money.

I do have a 2 oz Canadian bison coin that's awesome. I have read of Canadian silver having a problem with milk spots, that's kept me a little wary of buying Canadian.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]Horrux 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Or sell it, and buy silver with half the proceeds. Silver will outperform gold significantly, and you may well end up having the same value as if you had kept the Krugerrand, in a few years.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]jykylsin2034 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah that would be good too, but if you would rather have 1 or 2 faster ones you could sell the old ones if there are alot

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[–]Enza 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

silver surfing

🧐 That's the username I use for silver related things; TheSilverSurfer lmfaoooo! I love the comics mayne!

Would it be worth trading the gold for silver? (ie. sell the gold and immediately reinvest in silver and crypto) Or just keep the gold as Horrux said.

That's completely up to you. Tbh, if I had the money to invest in Gold I would, but I'd also continue investing in Silver when the time was right because of how cheap it is, and it's potential to rise incredibly high and make an extreme profit like those did in 2011-2012~. Some people do sell gold to re-invest in Silver. I've sold 1 troy oz of silver before that I previously bought at a cheap price, that I had numerous copy coins of & didn't see much collector's value in, and sold them for a 100-200 dollar profit, to purposefully use half of the profit to invest in more silver (and turn one ounce into 2-5 ounces~), with some cash to use or save on the side; I just sold the coin I had previously bought for cheap, & when silver was peaking I usually always do an auction (ebay) to allow people to bid against each other and drive the price up - people are willing to pay a different premium depending on what they collect, and people bidding against each other drives the price up. I also noticed, for some reason (I believe this is due to old silver collectors, like those in their 70's or 80's who find ebay simple and easy and possibly fun or exciting to use), that coins that are available elsewhere from official vendors for say 100 dollars - they'll bid way over and drive the price up on it and actually pay for it. I don't fully understand that, but that's my theory on that.

I was lucky I learned about Silver when I did tbh, it was the right time before it went above 20 dollars. Silver was floating between the upper 13 and 14 dollars when I had found out about it, so I was able to get rare things for cheap if there was a promotion or silver looked like it was crashing, and I was able to get regular silver coins from official mints (like the Canadian and New Zealand/Perth mints) too for cheap.

I don't buy silver much anymore since the price has increased and the premiums from vendors are high (maybe once every 4-5 months), as I've stacked up a nice enough of collection in the amount of time I was silver stacking. I usually only buy when I sell a coin and then wait for things to dip (which I don't do often, as I don't believe Silver is done rising). I don't think it's too late though for someone to do the same if they're patient; I think you can still get into silver at this price range, and if you wait a few-6 months, you'll see the silver you bought before is much more expensive to buy and harder to find (as well as notice the cycle I've been discussing), and if you bought a coin collector's love, you'll make a nice profit and be able to turn a 1-2 oz coin into 5 ounces buying standard silver coins and keep some money on the side.

But no one knows for sure; just because 2011/2012 happened, doesn't mean it will happen again even if Silver is doing something incredibly odd. I take into consideration world events as well, which is why I personally believe Silver will continue rising.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's a good time to sell gold, it's near a 10 year high right now, that coin is going for $2k now.

When the economy officially collapse, and investors are fleeing the market then this coin will be worth 10x.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I need advice.

Crypto could be digital gold.

Real gold is better.

It looks like you only have 1, so you won't want to barter with it.

You may want to consider trading it for junk silver. Coins with silver content that are below collector grade in quality.

Example: pre '64 us coins were ~72% silver.

So $1.40 in junk silver coins = 1oz silver.
Junk Silver is currently ~$30/oz.

When fiat currency collapses then junk silver value will skyrocket.

Digital wallets aren't required.

Junk silver is ideal for battering.

Also, don't forget privacy coin "Pirate Coin" (ARRR).

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds like (((they))) are pumping the silver markets.

Thanks for the interesting silver surfing. (I don't have a lot of comics, but I do have some, including both of the Silver Surfer, Moebius Limited Series (1988). Not remotely similar to real silver. Interested?)

Would it be worth trading the gold for silver? (ie. sell the gold and immediately reinvest in silver and crypto) Or just keep the gold as Horrux said.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Sage advice. Thank you.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

My uncles did their own wine too. Yes bottling is an issue. I might need to start drinking wine to collect the bottles.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

A dozen years ago, cocaine and ketamine were more per gram than gold, in some regions/markets. I'd get some for now and some for down the road if I could. Both are handy for medical, mental, and of course recreational purposes.

Now I have 2 reasons to do wine before beer. I'd forgotten about vinegar as a backup, and the other is because all my old neighbours drink beer like water and I'd run out in no time. I guess I should learn some vinegar recipes.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I fear you're correct. A sign of bad times ahead.

I'm currently in tight times.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Great insights! Yes, Cinnamon was the one I was planning on. I already have it on a thumbdrive, but my 2 old computers don't boot up from USB easily. It may be time to make it permanent.

If they can censor SaidIt then they can censor NAB, and of course me. The more of us there are the wider the target. I don't need to nor intend to build another community so much as be an alternative federated backup option when under attack. I just want to be a backup, in case. The SaidIt database is not big - less than 10 gb, much like WikiSpooks is 6.4gb. Being a SaidIt backup might be an option, but it's not really my priority.

IMO, hosting at home, storage space is not as much of a problem as bandwidth assuming there are many users. If few people actually visit the archive at any one time then my world is their oyster. Hosting services limit your website storage. I guess what I'm offering is vast space, less bandwidth, and personalize accessibility - with a modicum of personal accountability.

Whatever "I do" I won't be able to do it alone. I'll need advice, assistance, co-admins, and maybe even a little special coding. Most importantly as a community we'll need to develop clear goals and organized functionality to be useful and meaningful. If we don't find something obvious now, maybe just keep the potential in mind, so that if something comes up down the road we can develop it.

Thanks for the good vibes.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for that link!!! It will come in handy soon.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

How about converting the old computers to Linux boxes?

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Great feedback to keep in mind (saved & bookmarked). What do you know about Zips and why the recommend (besides the obvious quality/durable stuff that's not too expensive)?

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]Enza 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You honestly can’t go wrong with stacking silver as long as you look at it as a long-term investment and not a “get rich quick scheme” imho.

Others and myself have noticed a cycle that started becoming seriously obvious with silver 2~ years ago; Silver would reach a new high that it hadnt got near since 2011/2012 (and it took from the 1970s for silver just to go over 10 dollars per ounce before its last large boom in 2012), and then it would drop, sometimes radically, but it would never drop below at least two dollars above its last all-time high.

This happened to silver every 1-3 months in 2019 which is why silver is at where it is now, and what it’s still doing; it’s a weird cycle, it’ll slowly reach a new high, appear to crash, but cease crashing at least 2 dollars above it’s previous highest value, and that would become its new, “permanent” bottom or the lowest it would transcend, until the cycle repeated and it reached a new high. This often happened in smaller increments than not, but compared to in the past, silver has been increasing in value rapidly.

Many stock experts were really skeptical about silver in 2019 and some even wrote it off completely - now the same people are interested and fascinated in silver’s movement. Some conversative experts who people really look up to and have made a lot, almost like “celebrities” in the stock world, were really doubtful about silver, but now a good amount of them are estimating silver will hit 50-60 dollars an ounce before it collapses like it did in 2011/2012. But even if the cycle doesn’t complete, we’re already at a point where if you bought 10-15 ozs of the right silver coins for the right price at the right times throughout 2019, you could easily potentially make a 500-1k profit depending on the silver coin and appeal. Someone who was collecting silver in the early 80’s and late 70’s hoping things would reach the level they’re at now, would probably bang their heads on the wall watching how quickly the silver cycles are going and increasing now, vs nothing happening with silver for a couple of generations.

Btw, do you like to stack bars, or coins? For me it’s coins, I love Canadian .9999 silver coins, a lot of people trust the Canadian mint and it’s purity, and Canada also releases collections and “series” like the “wild life series” that’s a normal silver coin on one side, but has an animal or some other artwork/design on the other in great detail done in collaboration with artists (even street artists!), which there are only 5-10,000 of and especially a couple of years ago, cost just as much from websites as the standard Canadian Maple Leaf (which was the cheapest, most trusted and purest one ounce silver coin). They also had the odd occasion for things like movie releases like Batman vs Superman, and have a coin that had Superman’s emblem on the back instead of the standard maple leaf that cost just as much as a standard maple leaf and was limited to 5k coins iirc.

So basically, I was stacking coins part of a series for the same price as a standard candian maple leaf (the candian version of our standard gold/silver lady liberty coin), and completing limited edition sets people buy, at the same cost of buying regular silver, and if it came down to it, I’d have no problem making a profit with a collector, or someone who just wants to melt the coin for its silver content. A collector would be ideal though lol.

I first stacked bars, and I felt it was a mistake. I only felt comfortable buying officially minted bars (the sloppy bars are the cheapest), and those usually contained security features which increased its sale price because bars are much simpler to counterfeit than coins; like if you shine a black light on a side of the bar, it’s exact serial number would pop up and you could enter that on the mint’s website and you’d see its number and that it’s authentic - some sites sell silver with a high premium, there’s special taxes for some officially minted silver, and by the time you added the security features the price wasn’t worth the cost or what it was imho. A queen music collector will collect an official, limited in number silver hall of fame series queen coin which also happened to be the first in the musical hall of fame series even if they don’t give a fuck about silver, it’s about queen, the coins backstory, the rarity, and having a diverse, official and rare queen item to add to their musical collection. This is why I like silver so much - it has so many uses, is the best out of all precious metals as a conductor of electricity, and transcends multiple fan bases and collectors (down to fan bases who normally wouldn’t give a fuck about silver coins, but like to collect all official and rare releases relating to the rest of their collection)

Bars with security features seemed like a gimmic to me (as people are fishy of bars to begin with, which is why they’re difficult to sell online as well as why the multiple security features exist, and they don’t cross pollinate like coins with collectors of things who especially don’t give a fuck about silver, but will buy silver at an extreme premium if it’s an official, rare and limited item relating to their collection), when I could buy officially minted Germania or Candian coins that would come with coas minus the collectors box, but still would also attract collectors (like the Canadian Superman 2017~ coin), but cost just as much as the cheapest regular officially minted one ounce silver coin.

Sorry about the silver essays. I never talked to anyone about silver, ever, since I got into it cuz it seemed like a lot to explain and I doubt it’d interest most normal people who either don’t even think of investing in something, or who think silver itself is a gimmick when it has so many real world uses.

Edit: I bought this from the same website (I have two of them from jm) for 25 dollars per coin when they had it on sale as a promotion (every Monday they have certain coins on sale as a promotion, and if silver is dipping and it’s the right coin, it can seriously be a good buy). Keep in mind, at the time, the cheapest one ounce pure silver coin was 19 dollars after jm’s high premiums, despite silvers ask being maybe 15 or 16 at the time. Also keep in mind this is a 2 ounce pure silver coin, not one ounce: https://www.jmbullion.com/2019-2-oz-germania-the-allegories-britannia-germania-silver-round/

That’s 60 dollars per ounce despite the fact that silver’s ask is 24 dollars right now, and you won’t find this coin much cheaper from any other vendor; I got it at the right time and selling it on the second hand market, can make a profit if it’s set as an auction and collectors are allowed to bid against people who only care about silver content. It goes for even more now on the second hand market with collectors.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]jykylsin2034 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Sell the old computers, keeps pis and drives, make some cheap Linux pcs, or buy one if you can find one cheaper somehow, invest the rest.

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]filbs111 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Congrats! If you want to host a website from home etc, https://cheapskatesguide.org seems like a great resource.

I keep meaning to do something like this, but the TODO list has other things on it too...

Suddenly I've got gold burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to make it count. by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]eh-non-plus 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

New simple idea without all the tech: I could make stuff (or get it made) for a SaidIt/WikiSpooks web store. ie. T-shirts, etc. Or buy a 3D printer to make things. Or...

I heard these fine folks can print whatever u want on a t-shirt. Just give'm an email. Them t-shirt printers are thirty grand a pop but if we got a few official saidit then we can start handling contracts from Eastern Mountain Sports or Arctery' or whichever

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[–]TheAmeliaMay 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

My new/secondhand/refurbished Linux Mint (unless persuaded otherwise) box wouldn't be too fancy other than more RAM for many tabs and a better video card for more monitors.

I promise, Linux Mint can run on anything. I installed it onto my 20 year-old laptop my mom got scammed into buying me when I was like 13 (I'll spare you the story), and it runs perfect. Which edition do you use? I just use Cinnamon.

I have never set up a server before so I don't even know where to start.

It's actually pretty simple. As long as you have hardware that can handle the load, you can usually just download some software for whatever purpose you intend, port-forward, and get to work. (Though it's best you either buy a static IP address or use a name service like no-ip.) I set up servers all the time, and the only problem I've ever had is related to software. (Though the first time was a real pain, due my inexperience.)

I don't have much of a plan for it other than I want to be of service. Does this mean some kind of archive, PeerTube instance, or SaidIt or WikiSpooks mirror backup? Maybe I should learn Mastodon or other federated things. You tell me what we need.

Good on you! Really think about if what you want to do will actually be of any utility, and if you can actually do it. Archives require a lot of storage space, especially for social media websites with tons of user-generated content. Also, Saidit already has a mirror on NAB, so the utility of another one could be disputed.

Good luck, man! I don't have any answers, but at least I can wish you well.

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[–]Horrux 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Keep it. It will be worth $40,000 soon enough.

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[–]AmericanMuskrat 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I love silver, I have a small stack myself. I read though that the silver production is normally not run at capacity. There's more supply than demand. So I wonder if it won't just drop back down to $17/oz when covid passes.

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[–]insta 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I suggest getting into wine making now, it's really easy.

My father did that with my siblings & I. I have many fond memories of squishing grapes in the driveway in the summertime. He even ordered custom wine bottle labels with our family photo on it. The worst part about it was sourcing the wine bottles.

They make great gifts too.

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[–]Enza 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Gold will go higher. So will silver. Silver has been increasing in value radically the last few years. The last time we saw this happen to silver was in 2011-2012, and it made some people millionaires (either through inheriting a shit ton of silver from a grandfather or something, or having invested in silver stocks).

Silver stacking is good. Silver is always valuable. Silver can always be used for something, whether it be medically, in tech or wiring, and people collect it as a hobby. If shtf, you could use silver to trade. silver is good for a lot.

I started silver stacking when silver was worth 14 dollars an ounce. It’s gone up to 29 dollars, and has been bouncing around in the 20’s now - it’s now at 24 dollars an ounce. That’s 10 dollars more than what I paid for an ounce (people who bought silver in the 80s had to wait 30 years for silver to increase 10 dollars).

I’d buy one or two ounces of silver every month when it was at its low, if I were to sell what I have now, I’d easily make a profit without heckling lol. I have some rare silver coins from official mints that there are only 300 of, for example and come numbered with a CoA; those go for much more than silvers actual asking price, as collectors love them.

When the new star wars movie came out, the New Zealand mint started to mint Star Wars coins that came in collectors boxes with coas and were numbered. I got two for 40 a piece when one site had them on sale as a promotion, sold one this year on eBay for 235 dollars. I made my original investment back (80 dollars for the two coins, only sold one), and then some.

You just gotta know what the collectors are looking for. Officially minted Star Wars and James Bond coins are hot right now, in gold or silver (I have a gilded James Bond coin with a collectors box and COA that has the golden gun on it, the gilded part which is only .13 of an ounce of gold so it isn’t much gold, but still, it goes for a lot; I’m not selling that yet).

The latest series of officially minted silver coins that collectors are going in on, are the musical hall of fame series that just started and comes in gold and silver. Their first release (the first release of any series is valuable) was Queen, which boosted its value even more. If you have a whole set of coins and sell them together, you can seriously make a profit. You just need to buy when it’s at low. Silver stocks are also a good investment, imho.

Just don’t go crazy and become a silver coin collector; stack slowly, and only buy what’s reasonable. Don’t get lost in the sauce.

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[–]AmericanMuskrat 5 insightful - 5 fun5 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

It's a good time to sell gold, it's near a 10 year high right now, that coin is going for $2k now.

I suggest getting into wine making now, it's really easy. You don't need much to get started, you really don't need an upfront investment. Not that having modern equipment isn't nice, but man has been making wine since before we had writing. I'm fermenting some grape juice I was given since nobody here likes grape juice with some EC-1118 yeast, and previously I had made tepache from pineapple scraps.

If you mess up making wine you can also try your hand at making vinegar. I have a banana vinegar I made by accident.

I think that's great you're using the money to support your convictions. I'm not sure what you should spend the money on honestly. Wanna lend it to me for cocaine?

Who is the vampire sitting to Trump’s left and moving more than any other person in this speech, and who is the alien with the head large enough for two faces on it to his right, but has a tiny face that moves like a rodent’s? by Enza in AskSaidIt

[–]Enza[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Schrunchy isn’t the vampire, he’s the gerbil with the head big enough for two faces! The cocaine vampire is to the left wearing that Templar necklace looking shit. But I never thought/knew that about the scrunching situation, at least that makes some sense now. Is head is still huge lmao, biggest head ive ever see i think. His 4head’s not even a 5head, that shits like a 10head.

Good to hear from you dude, I hope you’re doing well! Btw, if you haven’t read this short story already (Divided by Infinity), I think you’ll like it! https://www.tor.com/2010/08/05/divided-by-infinity/

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[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I've read the Microsoft Windows OS is so large that you couldn't view the whole thing in a lifetime if you read a page a second. That's just one piece of software, and involving various computer related fields.

It's been a long, long time since we didn't have to already specialize to a degree. Think of whitesmiths and blacksmiths. Even old fields required specializing. It's no different than today. You don't need to know every single detail to contribute to the whole.

Who is the vampire sitting to Trump’s left and moving more than any other person in this speech, and who is the alien with the head large enough for two faces on it to his right, but has a tiny face that moves like a rodent’s? by Enza in AskSaidIt

[–]ElifromtheBook 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That scrunching is a common phenomenon in older people with teeth protheses that don't fit optimally. So i suppose he can't be a vampire.

Who is the vampire sitting to Trump’s left and moving more than any other person in this speech, and who is the alien with the head large enough for two faces on it to his right, but has a tiny face that moves like a rodent’s? by Enza in AskSaidIt

[–]Enza[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In this video, she almost reminds of the woman from “They Live” who was working with the aliens the whole time too, and worked for the news station.

Who is the vampire sitting to Trump’s left and moving more than any other person in this speech, and who is the alien with the head large enough for two faces on it to his right, but has a tiny face that moves like a rodent’s? by Enza in AskSaidIt

[–]Enza[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Lmao!! Seriously laughed at that. They look so fucking abnormal. Like something is off about both of them; it’s harder to put my finger on what’s off with the left dude (maybe he’s a vampire that also uses cocaine?), but the guy on the right, god damn.

Biggest head, smallest face I’ve ever seen on a human ever, for real - I wasn’t exaggerating when I said his head had room for two faces. And his small ass face literally reminds me of a gerbil or some shit, he keeps scrunching his nose and moving his mouth like a hamster working on carrot.

Who is the vampire sitting to Trump’s left and moving more than any other person in this speech, and who is the alien with the head large enough for two faces on it to his right, but has a tiny face that moves like a rodent’s? by Enza in AskSaidIt

[–]goobandit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Don’t know the guy on the left but let’s unscrew the top of his necklace and I bet a skinny spoon comes out attached to the lid

Are We Going To Become Unable To Fully Study A Field? by CompleteDoubterII in AskSaidIt

[–]CompleteDoubterII[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Also posted this on Notabug.

New here. Is this a good place for a racist, antisemite, anti-alien? by poopdawg15 in AskSaidIt

[–]Zahn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Cozy" as the real estate agents like to say.

Who is the vampire sitting to Trump’s left and moving more than any other person in this speech, and who is the alien with the head large enough for two faces on it to his right, but has a tiny face that moves like a rodent’s? by Enza in AskSaidIt

[–]rubberbiscuit 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I don't know but the lady behind the vampire guy is Maria Bartiromo, and wowsa, I never knew she had such gorgeous knockers! Young Frankenstein: "Look at the size of those knockers!"

New here. Is this a good place for a racist, antisemite, anti-alien? by poopdawg15 in AskSaidIt

[–]poopdawg15[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've noticed this site is verrry small

People who appreciate traditionalism in society, how do we know we're not the actually the bad ones? by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]blowininthewind 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i'm pretty sure if you read paul graham's articles on censorship (hacker & painter, wiki page for 'graham's hierarchy of censorship', etc) it'd be more clear.

i think there's always been a brain-washing element of it. for example alan turing saved millions of lives by breaking the enigma and thereby ended wwii years earlier, but was chemically castrated for being gay, which led to his tragic suicide. had he pursue his interest later in life, 'computational biology', we will probably have more ethnic AI and gain priceless insights in the field. so...that's kinda brain-washing, washing away very useful human brains. paul graham is one of those few souls seeing through these everlasting brain-washing schemes so clearly. (i once thought aaron schwartz and noam chomsky did..but i'm sure they have unique pieces to this puzzle.)

so...if you're gay and witnessed all these, you know fag drags (that is one word, nsfl), along with tchaikovski and numerous other talented gay people suffer just for being gay, what would you do? i for one thing would get political. what's that song? 'we can break their haughty power gain our freedom when we learn, that the union makes us strong!' right. all lesbians and gays who used to feel nothing toward each other are brought together by...you guessed it, suffering, oppression ,etc. interestingly, christiantiy started in a simiar way. it did it with a cross, that is.

but what's the best way to break a haughty power? right, by another haughty power. don't talk to me about ghandi, look at chairman mao. that's how yout roll, that's how you do things. and by the way, when you're up against ussr, you need a moral highground. so you widen the sufferage and write the powell memorendum. you know, smart moves.

so here we are today. i for one thing is a much bigger fan for all kinds of love beyond the nuclear family than a nuclear war.

edit: today pope francis must feel the same partly due to the guilt he felt to his argentenian christian brothers who were murdered in the seventies, trauma in that kinda atmosphere does make people liberal. old age makes people brave indeed.

New here. Is this a good place for a racist, antisemite, anti-alien? by poopdawg15 in AskSaidIt

[–]blowininthewind 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

though i hate it but it's definitely better than any site banning people. as long as you're not offering stl files for ak47s that is.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]blowininthewind 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i feel like there are two kinds of sheep. the first kind is the real ones. they will back off no matter what and that is because, well, personality. the second kind will back off a lot, but will react just like a wolf to anything beyond that level.

so i guess choose your targets when deciding who to pick on?

i mean, germany in the thirties did not make the right choice for example.

Casual Slippers for Men - Walkaroo - Rs.250 INR by anilkumar in AskSaidIt

[–]diogenesjunior 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What is this shit and why is it in this sub

Question for the Lesbian and Bi Ladies, and I promise it's not exactly a sexual one. by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

[–]Rah 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ok.

Nature weeds out the weak.

Weak people are most likely to be indoctrinated as tools for others.

Weak people only want success for those who they feel are worthy.

Strong people want success for all those who archieved it through merit (morals being a different discussion).

Question for the Lesbian and Bi Ladies, and I promise it's not exactly a sexual one. by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

[–]Rah 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Survival cancels propaganda.

Question for the Lesbian and Bi Ladies, and I promise it's not exactly a sexual one. by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

[–]Rah 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nature working as intended. The mentally weak going in ways that prevents them from reproducing, while advocating for racial supremacy on the basis of their feelings rather than merit (a white supremacist idea, yadda yadda).

Question for the Lesbian and Bi Ladies, and I promise it's not exactly a sexual one. by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm sure recent political events have a lot to do with it. Although to the second part, I imagine a large part of the appeal of this fetish would be that is taboo, so by its very nature not acceptable in the mainstream.

Question for the Lesbian and Bi Ladies, and I promise it's not exactly a sexual one. by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

[–]AmericanMuskrat 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds like it's just a kink, and why there are not other races, well, the "slave is now the master" motif doesn't really work with other races, and then would that not be lesbian femdom otherwise? So a niche of lesbian femdom.

I'm not a woman but I feel like I had something to offer anyways.

When will the masks stop. by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]Rah 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Dont worry. They will cure everyone of COVID-19 once COVID-21 takes off.

New here. Is this a good place for a racist, antisemite, anti-alien? by poopdawg15 in AskSaidIt

[–]johnnybravo 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes but if you call me a nigger I will down vote you.

When will the masks stop. by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]johnnybravo 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If and When 1) everyone understands that covid is all bullshit peddling

2) we find a vaccine

3) once everyone has had covid

4) maybe after USA presidential elections, if Trump doesn't win they will stop fear mongering; corona would have played its part, its act would be over. Maybe if biden wins they will suddenly show the real statistics and tell people how demented child molesters can run the country better than orangutans. This is a batshit crazy conspiracy theory though.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]ElifromtheBook 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Gremlins mostly. Because only idiots with too much time on their hands actually pull out a blackboard on this. We can produce infinite alkaline batteries can't we ?

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]Popper 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

yup and I think it's a lot not just a little current floating. It goes thru the air easily and doesn't have to be touched. And batteries do run down while in the pack just like they do inside the flashlight. Batteries have a shelf life of 5-10 years. Nicola Tesla knew how to have free energy in the air. This isn't used because companies can't monetize it as well, they need it to be something you have to buy, either batteries or electricity that comes into your home thru a wire. If it's in the air how do they charge for it? Maybe require a password like with wifi? So every device would need a little password prompt on it? That might come in the future but up to now it wasn't feasible. This is also why companies are don't use solar power, that is free coming from the sun, a perpetual motion machine for all intents. How to monetize it, can't guard it like an oil field or nuke plant.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]Bigs 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

OK fuckwits, I'll explain it as the comments are getting ridiculous...

Here's the deal. In the pack, the batteries are entirely disconnected from anything at all. For all (of our) intents and purposes, zero current goes anywhere.

When actually installed in a device, the switch in the "off" position has simply created a tiny little gap. Plus you usually have at least 2 batteries connected together, so twice the potential and a teeny, weeny gap...

What happens is little stray electrons or wotnot do indeed creep across that gap. The current is nothing like enough to activate the device and you'd struggle to measure it with a voltmeter but there IS a tiny flow.

Another classic example of this is how a car or boat battery will actually drain just because it's dirty or dusty. Again it's tiny but a little tiny weeny current is actually flowing through the dirt and dust, connecting the 2 terminals, and those are quite a long distance away from each other. The gap in a flashlight switch when 'off' is probably only about 1 or 2 mm. Some tiny current will creep through the air or across the plastic.

Now you may say "Bullshit, the circuit is broken!" but read your own question again. The effect is strong enough for you to have noticed it, right?

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]AmericanMuskrat 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The phenomenon is caused by flashlight gnomes.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]Popper 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

all of us

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]x0x7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Now you're just bullshitting.

Any people on here like exploring? by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]PencilPusher55[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You took the words out of my mouth. I think a lot of that is based around friends to do it with. Ain't no way I'm walking into an abandoned school on my own lol.

Any people on here like exploring? by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]killerjavi98 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Lucky just 15 minutes I wish I had cool places to explore like that. Im kinda jealous of the people on YouTube who go urban exploring in old abandoned mines and tunnels with their friends. I wish I had those opportunities.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]RossGray 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

is all about how much food they have

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]bobbobbybob 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

is that the battery begins a slow chemical or physical degradation after a single short usage.

that's an interesting idea. I've been searching scholar for some time, but not found anyone else even trying this yet. Think we could get a grant off queen Cindy to give it a go?

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]bobbobbybob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

you haven't come up with a coherent explanation, so it is impossible to 'counter proof' since you have described a proof in the first place.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]bobbobbybob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

you've failed to bring any real science to the table.

So here am I, with a masters degree from the university of cambridge, in Natural Sciences, with another Msc and 7 years of research, with one of my papers quoted in nature, and there you, a student with a head so big he has to thrash his cock on an internet forum to get validation.

If you want to bring hyperdimensional mathematics into this, bring it. I spent years working with it. Specifically with wave function solutions in 5d topologies.

If you are trying to imply that electrons are going to tunnel across a unclosed switch, then say it. i'm happy to stand corrected if you can demonstrate, mathematically, that quantum tunneling has a perceptible effect over the lifetime of a pack of batteries.

so. Bring it, maggot. bring some fucking science, not a dictionary

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]Masterblaster 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It has to do with worldview. The idea that your leaders are actually predatory and evil is much harder for some people to accept than others.

That’s why arguing based on facts doesn’t work. You can’t change a person’s worldview against their will with facts.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

One of Noam Chomsky's books. Either "Manufacturing Consent", or "Necessary Illusions".

These are crucial for understand the propaganda model of the media.

Has anyone had any run-ins/confrontations over the mask wearing rules? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

[–]RobotSounds 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You're lucky he didn't kill you for all that Covid money /$

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]ExtremeKiwi 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You'll also notice that alkaline batteries stored in a pack usually don't leak, while ones stored in a flashlight have a much higher chance of leaking. I'd be interested to see if electron migration through the long connected leads is responsible. Another theory (my off-the-cuff theory) is that the battery begins a slow chemical or physical degradation after a single short usage. Perhaps test by putting batteries in a flashlight and resist the urge to click it on for a moment "just to check that they work".

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it's more a case of disingenuous people with an axe to grind being given bullshit PhDs in complaining, which then gives them the illusion of authority. This way, their complaints get elevated from just some annoying dickhead complaining that they didn't get a big enough share of the candy to that of "a distinguished Doctor shining a light on the injustices of society". Enough of these people complain the same way, then it leaks into the corporate media, which is just interested in selling ads next to the popular meme of the day rather than looking into things, and then the people swallowing their shit decide that it's time to march because talking about Adele's weight loss was so last week.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]ElifromtheBook 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Already known. But i like your way of transporting general physics knowledge to the public.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]bobbobbybob 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

what an interesting question.

did a bit of research. fun papers like: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257172972_Self-discharge_characteristics_of_a_metal_hydride_electrode_for_Ni-MH_rechargeable_batteries

main factors seem to be: temperature.

maybe the pack is cooler?

I mentioned elsewhere a theory of increased electron migration due to the large surface area of the connected circuit. Can't find any papers on that but am happy to do the experiment and publish if someone wants to pay for it

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]ElifromtheBook 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Bring counter-proof. To the table. I invite you.

Then we'll re-account and prove in 5 minutes that black matter ain't just any idea.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]ElifromtheBook 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

There is a phenomenon called Brownian motion and above that entropy.

Turned "off" in quantum physical terms means "mostly turned off". It doesn't even relate to a surface, as easily is proven with a statistical integral.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]bobbobbybob 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

he answered, but with nonsense.

It isn't called creep, it is called Self-discharge, creep describes changes in the internal electrodes over a number of charge/discharge cycles.

The explanation given talks about lower resistance when in a torch, but provides no mechanism.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]bobbobbybob 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You can trust me on this.

hello liberal. We trust no authority but god and our own cognition. I'm an actual scientist and I say your explanation is sorely lacking.

Nothing internal changes about the batteries when the are in the torch, so there can be no change in internal self-discharge processes. There must be something else going on, if the effect is real. You have not even begun to explain what that is.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]bobbobbybob 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

They most likely are connected by metal which itself has a low resistance, even when turned off.

are you high?

When a flash light is turned off, there is NO CONNECTION. so your explanation needs to cover what allows the 'creep current'. There is no difference in the internal configuration of a battery in a pack or in a torch.

Is it migration of environmental electrons, limited by the surface area of the electrodes?

Because that would make sense. When plugged into a torch, the +ve and =ve surface areas increase by the SA of all the connected metal. There is no connection between +ve and -ve, otherwise the light would be ON.

In a battery box, the surface area is minimal, as the electrodes are just a button and a flat plate.

Will go find real science to verify

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]ElifromtheBook 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

That is is difference in resistance. Higher resistance means lower creep current.

Ideal isolators are only a model to think of. Every electro-technician to be knows that these don't exist in reality.

And since i did mathematics and physics already and just now are in third semester electrical engineering: You can trust me on this.

As soon as you start to abstract it you get to "inner resistance" and then to a PDE nobody possibly can dream of solving. So just accept my first humble explanation.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]Red23 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

He already answered you.

Could we please as a community stitch together a list of hosters that don't censor or nudge users like most of the "big" platforms do right now ? by ElifromtheBook in AskSaidIt

[–]ISaidWhatISaid 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was deleted from Quora years ago and I think they blocked my IP from starting a new one.

Wasn't Quora part of Google? I can't help you with that because I don't even have a Google account. I had one about a decade ago and deleted it. Now Google demands that I give them my smartphone number in order to create a new account (just to log into Youtube/Gmail/The other Google services), which I am definitely not going to do because I don't want to be digitally dog-collared 24/7 to Google tracking my physical movements. I can plainly tell Google are logging every click (regardless of me making an account or not) from the kinds of recommends I am getting in the Youtube sidebar. I would like to keep my physical whereabouts to myself. I always hated smartphones anyways, I try to avoid using them as much as possible.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]raven9[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Even the batteries in the pack will go dead.

Yes eventually they do but what Im talking about is this - get a new pack of batteries, put some in a flashlight and save the rest. Six months later come to use the flashlight and find the batteries are nearly dead while the batteries that were left in the pack are still like new.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]PencilPusher55[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What should I have said

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]nppo 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I guarantee there would be a large majority who would choose to take the blue pill, so to speak, even if they were somehow shown what reality really is

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]PencilPusher55[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

But this is what I don't see happening. At times I imagine NPCs to be passive, uninterested people who want nothing to do with the popular cause, political movement, or grandstanding environment. I have seen the opposite. That the NPCs obsessively cover their social media pages with the hot slogan, they DO cause problems by attacking people who disagree with them. They aren't passive. It's like a more aggressive strain of NPCism.

Granted, you could say this applies to both sides, sure. Just as how Biden voters say "Me no vote for Trump he racisss", I see just as many Trump voters say "He best man for job. He care bout America".

Neither of them seem socially removed or quiet about their beliefs in any regard. They adopt to a certain movement and make it their identity.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]PencilPusher55[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Do you mean all of us or from my post history? I constantly post questions on here about the way people think, feel, and interact. I have never fit in. I do not know if this is because I am a genuinely dumb person or if I think too deeply.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]JFVG 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think a lot of people who just follow whatever the currently-acceptable opinions are know that they don't agree with some of them, or maybe even a lot of them, but they just find it easier to go along with it all if the alternative is getting abuse over it, especially the ones who pretty much live their entire lives online. It's like with those black squares people were posting on Instagram to support BLM. I reckon plenty of people were just doing that so they'd have a bit of protection against being called racists for not posting one.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]Aiz0eihu 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is a good explanation of this phenomenon. Also explains why batteries left in a device for a long time start leaking.

Why do batteries go dead in an unused flashlight while the rest of the batteries still in the pack stay good? by raven9 in AskSaidIt

[–]ElifromtheBook 16 insightful - 4 fun16 insightful - 3 fun17 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I can explain this phenomenon, because i study it right now ! :-)

It is called "creep" current. Every source of current has certain things connecting its poles. Even the batteries in the pack will go dead. Most likely later because the resistance between them is higher than the resistance connecting the batteries in your flash-light. They most likely are connected by metal which itself has a low resistance, even when turned off.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]beyoncepaddock 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

how do you know the managerial class is targeted with propaganda? im just interested in further insight.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]ANIKAHirsch 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's willful ignorance. In most cases, the only way anyone could be so ignorant, is if they're purposely avoiding information that contradicts their worldview.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]Popper 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I think if you're here, or somewhere onine talking outside the mainstream stuff, there's a high chance you're autistic, I mean it in a good way, this kind of obsessive caring about facts and morality is rare in humans, most aren't so much ignorant of reality they just don't care. Smart people, nerds, get bullied in school.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]x0x7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's due to fear vs indifference.

Even a small amount of fear is sufficient if the subject matter doesn't matter too much to them. Then the amount of fear these sheep can generate in others can be enough to redirect even people who do have skin in the game.

It's causes less mental distress to agree with someone internally than to agree only externally... especially if it's something you don't care that much about.

New here. Is this a good place for a racist, antisemite, anti-alien? by poopdawg15 in AskSaidIt

[–]gravyontop 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is reddit without the soy

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]gravyontop 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Conditioning

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]hennaojichan 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it's partly peer pressure, propaganda, and partly because people are too busy trying to put food on their tables to even think about it.

As for IQ, take a look around you. Half of those people have an IQ under 100. Oops, rubberbiscuit already said this.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]the-unflattering-6 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Some of the dumbest people I know have master's and doctorate degrees.

What do they all have in common? Pride. They are too wrapped in themselves to be considered free thinkers. A lot of that has to do with what they are being taught - my brother, who has a master's degree in business, was told that he was one of the best in the world because he got into that specific program. And he completely bought into it. When that happens, you lose any sense of perspective. I know a lawyer, a doctor of philosophy, a doctor of psychology, and even a few psychiatrists who fit that description.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]jamesK_3rd 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Worker class are most likely to be ignorant and willing to accept/trade what the govt provides them.

Those with education within this class often are in fields with the most indoctrination, think social workers, journalists, teachers and blue collar healthcare workers.

The wealthier class individuals typically fare the best. Most of them who are not "old money" Typically choose a field where there is still some form of meritocracy. Many provide a social structure for their family and children other than govt provided ones, this includes religious groups or community/work related groups. Most of them include a two parent household consisting of a male and a female, and the parents typically take a strong role in their offspring's learning and development even outside of school. Being that there are two parents, this can make a big difference.

These parents often take a more definitive role in looking at the offspring's peers and potential mates, the family pressure to keep their offspring looking for mates with similar backgrounds, such as choosing a mate having been reared by a traditional two parent household provides for a greater chance the child withstands social pressures such as indoctrination at high school and college.

The more successful the individual is, the more susceptible they will be to the shame of doing well, or guilt for their privilege or success. Their cognitive dissonance allows them to endorse groups like antifa and BLM, because they are largely a "them over there" problem. Protestor have largely remained in urban areas, well outside of the suburbs especially outside of the wealthy areas within the burbs.

The wealthy elites largely don't care about anything other than power. Antifa, BLM, proud boys, etc are all weapons to wield for a politically driven motivations or power.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]HiddenFox 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In canada there is a rule for politicians. Don't disrupt the three H's. Hockey, Health care and Hortons (Tim Hortons).

The idea is that as long as your actions don't affect people's immediate lives you can do pretty much anything.

So to me that is ignorance. I hear plenty of people complaining but when it comes time to vote at the polls it come down to who can promise the most. Here in canada that is a part time drama teacher/ ski instructor with a legacy from his father...

People know the facts, they are just choosing path with least resistance.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]Algebruh 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fear, exhaustion, incessant propaganda, existential dread, etc. Most people don't care if their leaders are literal saints or if they kick babies. As long as it wasn't their baby and they can keep their porn, sportsball, corn syrup, Soma, and watch some devil spout gibberish on the idiot box they'll count their blessings that they aren't in Africa. That said most folks are less ignorant than people assume. They just assume, probably accurately, that they'll be incapable of taking care of their families/themselves if order is disrupted more than it already is. Take away a persons sense of stability and they'll run into the arms of their tribe. Running into the arms of your tribe isn't necessarily a bad thing, a lot of folks just chose shitty tribes.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]Questionable 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, you have given us a choice. One we must decide on. Now what would be worse, if it were a conscious decision to do this, or not? Think carefully now. I've given you the ability to choose.

New here. Is this a good place for a racist, antisemite, anti-alien? by poopdawg15 in AskSaidIt

[–]PencilPusher55 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You didn't mention homophobic. Beat it, this isn't the place for you.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

[–]PencilPusher55[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I gave 2 choices for a reason. Because one was representative of an intelligence deficit, the other was more towards societal thought.