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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats the Most Frivolous Thing You Own?"

  • 18 minutes ago
  • 1 point

A Macbook. It wasn't when I first got it but it is now.

Awhile ago a guy I know who works for a tech repair show asked me if I wanted a bunch of stuff His shop was throwing out because they were moving. One of those was a Macbook. It was no functional initially because it's power connector had what looked like burn damage. But I got a replacement power board for lile $10, a screwdriver kit with Torx(torks?) heads and a few other thing suck as small tipped tweasers, and a few different pick(glad I got a whole kit instead instead of just screwdrivers). Anyway it took me about 40 minutes to rip the thing apart and put it back together. 30 minutes more for me to realize that it wasn't turning on because I connected the keyboard ribbon incorrectly(power button is on the keyboard's ribbon) and another 10 minutes to realize while I was fixing the keyboard ribbon I knocked the display cable loose(ended folding it in place with electrical tape). I used it for a few days, may or may not have made a hackintosh that is more powerful than most current Macbooks(not hard to do). And it's been sitting unused for weeks. With the hackintosh I may of may not have I plan on messing around with if it does exist. But I don't really have a place for a separate desktop so when I use another desktop I am forced to unplug my secondary monitor and swap my keyboard and mouse between it and my PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Star Wars questions everyone but me knows the answers to."

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Didn't expect anyone here to enjoy L'Amour. The Sackett books are some of the best books I have ever read. However my favorite book of His is Comstock Load.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Star Wars questions everyone but me knows the answers to."

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

So Bail Organa was Leia's adopted father. He was a senator in the Galactic Republic before it became the Galactic Empire. During the Clone Wars He ran several humanitarian missions to planets occupied by the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Planets such as Cristophsis and Ryloth. And General Kenobi was one of the Jedi He worked with.

During the start of the Empire, the Clone Troopers served as the Empire's military. A few years in the Empire they started recruiting from the local populous. Eventually the Clones were phased out or took up instructor roles. By the time of the Galactic Civil War most clones were retired. Because of their genetic programming they aged at double the rate of the average human. So by the time they were 22 years old they were no longer fit for battle. A few still served as instructors for new recruits. And some such as Captain Rex, actually joined the Rebel Alliance. But a few Clones still served even into their late 20s and early 30s. Even though they were physically in their 50s and 60s. But at that point 99% of the Storm Trooper Corps were volunteers from the Empires citizens.

EDIT: If you want to watch the series for cheap, Disney+ releases in a few days. If you do. The watching order for new comers is usually episode 4, 5 and 6. Then watch 1, 2 and 3. As 1, 2 and 3 are prequels and made after 4, 5 and 6.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Shave November"

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

Username checks out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Shave November"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough. I am also 17 and it took a few weeks for mine to start looking decent. Will be a while before mine looks good. But yeah jobs can be mind of a pain with rules for facial hair.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Shave November"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Tbh mine doesn't look great. It doesn't look horrible. I did have a few weeks head start so I kinda cheated. But this past week it has started to look okay. But I think it will be at least until the end of NSN until it starts to look decent.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

The wife and I finished the 7,500 piece Millennium Falcon and I gotta say, that might have been too much LEGO. But we have a regular size Millennium Falcon next to it and every time I see them I think to myself, "Here we see the Millennium Falcon in its natural habitat with its young."

I think National Geographic recently did a documentary about this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Yikes. That's a lot. I honestly have no clue about my total number as most of them I got when I was between 5-12yo and pretty much all of them are in pieces. If I had to guess I would say somewhere in the 75-100 area. But nowhere near your number.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it can get expensive. Part of the reason I stopped buying for a few years.

As far as the new game goes. I plan on only playing the OT and Prequels. That way I finish 66% of the game. Which is the perfect percentage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I am hoping they remake the Toa Mata for Bionicle's 20th anniversay. Also there are a lot of projects on LEGO Ideas for Bionicle. I recommend checking it out and supporting them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

I think they just meant they aren't the kind to have a giant bin and build something with it. They stick to what they bought and don't go beyond it's instructions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey if they don't remake it, you can always get one of the older models on Bricklink. You can usually get stuff for a decent price as long as you don't mind it not having minifigs. If you want the figs, prepare to pay more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

They probably will. They have a patern of releasing one every 5ish years, so we are overdo. If only they would make less Sequel sets. They have remade so many of the same sets in the past few years, it's insane. Sure the A-Wing and Y-Wing are cool. But the last Y-Wing hasn't even been discontinued and they just released another one with a slightly different color scheme.

IMO the Golden era for lego sets was 2005-2012. We got so many good sets due to ROTS and the Clone Wars.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I forgot about Agents. I had a few of the smaller sets. They were pretty cool. I wish I had kept some of my old sets built(specifically my republic frigate, dang I need to buy or rebuild it).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice. The closest thing I ever got to Technic was the Bionicles, which were originally started as a Technic spinoff. Mindstorms were something I always wanted but could never afford. Technic in general has always been kind of expensive. Wasn't until the past couple of years when my family started being able to afford more wants. Although I didn't really get reinterested in LEGO till last year.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I did lego starwars for a while too when i was younger but lego starwars can get expensive and when you grow up not rich dropping anything more $100 on any single toy was a guarantee "no".

Yeah for me I had to save for a long time just to get a $50 set. I usually didn't sabe. Ended up getting a lot of sets in the $5-30 range. Probably why I like the smaller sets.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I personally am eyeing that huge 4700-piece Lego Star Destroyer set as a model for my room.

I used to want that, well the older model, but the current one is only a minor update. But for some reason I have interest in it anymore. Probably due to me favoring Prequel era sets. I do think it's a cool set and would make a great display piece.

I haven't bought a new set in quite a while, but I do own a LOT of Star Wars sets going back to the late 00's/2010 era.

IMO that was the best time frame. The best sets are from 2005-2012. But that's just my Prequel bias, and Revenge of the Sith and the Clone Wars sparked a whole bunch of great sets. I am personally looking forward to a wave of Clone Wars sets due to the new season. I hope we get some good stuff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I want to roll"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Where are those Droidekas?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

You can get them for a decent price on Bricklink. Especially if you get just the ship, no figs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah understandable. I mean it is like 8000 pieces. The largest set I own is the Republic Frigate from 2011. Although it is in pieces and most of the pieces in a bin with dozens of other disassembled sets. Going to rebuild it one day. Next to that I just bought The Delta 7 with Hyperdrive ring. Hasn't arrived yet. Been wanting one since I was 7 or 8. Although it was the 2008(I think it was 2008 at least) model that I first wanted. But the current one is just as cool.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad idea tbh. In a few years when LEGO stops making it, the price will shoot up. And even accounting for inflation you could easily get 150% of your initial investment. But it will be a while. Remember the 2005 Death Star was on shelves for 8 years. Only to be replaced by an updated model.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Latin"

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 points

Apocalypse as in God telling Noah to get the boat.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Latin"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Always use caution when summoning the apocalypse.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Latin"

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

Just be careful. Don't want to summon any demons on accident.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Which ones?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't know if it's specifically them wanting to play. I know a lot of people like high quality display pieces. I know if I had a UCS(ultimate collectors series) set I would display it. Maybe make MOCs(my own creation) of battles. I am actually wanting to start building some MOC battles. So lots of reasons why adults may want to buy. But in the end you are ultimately playing with LEGO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Possibly. I have been doing research into renewable protodermis based energy. I will get back to you when I know what I am doing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

It's Bionicles. They have magic powers that grant joy and happiness.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I thought Bonkles always helped.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

No not the Scottish. The Bionicle fans. And I an securing the mountain in the center of the Island of Mata Nui.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Well LEGO makes a lot of sets targeted at adults. Like the $800 UCS Millennium Falcon. Or the $700 UCS Star Destroyer. But also weirder ones like The Beetles Yellow Submarine. I don't think kids nowadays are fans of The Beetles.

Also minor nitpick. The plural of LEGO is LEGO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Is it culturally normal for a 13 or 14 year old to build a computer? No. Cultural norms don't matter, Especially with LEGO. I still buy them. I am almost 17. Some LEGO sets are listed for ages 14+. And I don't think sets like the $800 UCS Millennium Falcon, or the $700 UCS Imperial Star Destroyer are for kids. LEGO is for all ages. I mainly buy because I love Star Wars and they make great displays. And I want to get into MOCs of battles.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

I shall call upon my Bonkle brethren to secure the mountain.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Well imo you can never go wrong with asking for a LEGO Star Wars set. I recommend the AT-AP or Clone Scout Walker. The Droid Gunship is a good option as well.

Or on the larger side, the 20th Anniversary Slave One.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Knowing the Constitution is always helpful. In case you get into a political debate. Or in school the various question in history class about the Constitution. I think everyone should at least read the Bill of Rights.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone ever so kindly make me a weekly diet plan."

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The great part is I wasn't hungry. Salad is very filling while being low on calories. Throw some olives in(or another healthy fat like avocados) to increase the calories a bit while still being health(I highly recommend stuff green olives for salads, or even by themselves as a snack). Some pickles and pickles juice, and my preference is a mix of spinach and romain(usually 2-3 heads of romain and a liberal amount of spinach) and you have the makings of a great salad. Just don't add dressing. That's what the pickle juice is for.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone ever so kindly make me a weekly diet plan."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No not really a timetable as to when to eat or anything about portions. It just explains what a whole foods plant based diet is, the research and evidence behind it, and yes what to eat(buy). No calorie counting on this diet. Because if you completely switch, at first you will likely only be getting about 1000 calories a day. May sound like a bad thing but you won't be hungry. First week I was on this I only had 800-1200 calories a day. Because I was just eating veggies. And when that happens, your body is forced to start breaking down the fat to supplement for the calories. And this is a good thing. In my first week I lost 5kg. That was without working out. All I did was eat the right stuff. And don't worry about muscle loss. Your body does not start breaking down muscle until you run out of fat. Fat is the highest source of calories between carbs, proteins and fats. Carbs and proteins have 4 calories per gram, but fats have 9 calories per grams. So if you stuff yourself with plant carbs(basically all plant calories are in the form of carbs or protein) you will be able to eat more food than if you ate fats(meat, dairy and the like). So you can eat more, while having less calories. But I wouldn't worry about time tables. Eat when you are hungry. But eat the right stuff as described in the video.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone ever so kindly make me a weekly diet plan."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I recommend a whole foods plant based diet. It's working for me, and the evidence shows it's the best for you. I recommend watching this video. It's very informative and explains the difference between this and a vegan diet. And the best part. You can eat as much as you want of most foods in the diet. But if you are working out your limits are a lot more flexible. I know it's a long video but it's worth the watch.

And probably the best part is that if you stay on this it cleans your pallet and foods start to taste different. Since I have been on this I have gone from not liking raw spinach in my salad, to thinking it's pretty good. Fruits taste sweeter due to my vastly decreased sugar intake. And at least I have started to crave things like grapes and berries as opposed to candy or bread. And probably the biggest change is I have stopped craving meat. And for me that's been the most surprising part. Also if you try it, the Whole foods plant based subreddit has some good recipes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bad karma"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I live in San Antonio which has an extremely high homeless population. And what my family had to learn when we moved here is that you can't help everyone. And if they get mad at you for not helping, they likely aren't after food.

But also you are under no obligation to help anyone really. They don't deserve your generosity if you do give. They really don't.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Considering what to do with my life"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Simple. Do research. See what colleges you want to go to and see what programs they offer. See if anything interests you. Take that. Look into it. And think about if you could make a career out of that and like it. You got plenty of time. The only reason I am focused on college as a junior is because I am graduating early and starting college right after. But you have time. Also consider going to a trade school.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Considering what to do with my life"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

In my opinion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Considering what to do with my life"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hol’ up, what is this?

Plenty if land jobs. Intel, medical, legal, aviation, and many more.

I like your saying you got there, where’d you find it?

I got it from my Dad who likely got it from another Marine.

Actually took an ASVAB opportunity provided by my school today. I’ll be interested in seeing the results.

If you intend on joining get as high if a score as possible. That will help get you a better job.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Considering what to do with my life"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What I was considering was going to college, and then joining the army as an officer. Not entirely dedicated to this idea, but it’s one I could possibly get behind.

Not a bad path at all depending on what field you go. The Army does have an esports team I think.

Man, there are boats in the navy. You know what boats do? They sink, especially when attacked. You know what boats are built for being attacked? Navy boats. I’m not about drowning!

There have been very few Navy ships that sunk since WW2. I think all of them were accidents. And you don't actually need to be on a boat in the Navy.

I know of a few people who did that, but I feel like Coast Guard is sort of a discount military.

There is a saying that I think sums this up.

"There are only 2 branches of the military. The Army and the Navy. Air Force is a corporation. Coast Guard is a law enforcement agency. The Marine Corps is a cult."

Which is accurate as the Coast Guard was established in 1790 to combat piracy and enforce tariffs.(although then it was named the Revenue Marine Service then, wasn't changed to Coast Guard till 1915)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Considering what to do with my life"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Well I do plan on going Marine Corps shortly after I turn 18. And possibly going Navy as a more long term thing since Navy lawyers get some good bonuses(20k every few years). But I am not certain if I want to be a Navy JAG. Right now my focus is Marine Corps enlisted legal services. Get a law degree, go Marine Corps officer as a Judge Advocate. But either way I would be working for the same JAG Corps as the Marines are under the Navy's JAG Corps. I just think that the Navy is the best option for the average person.

If you are considering joining and don't want to go Navy, I recommend Coast Guard. That was my plan, but I would need a height waiver and I would be limited as far as jobs. And my interests have changed since then(shifted to law). But the Marine Corps is a good path if you like challenge and PT.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Considering what to do with my life"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

No problem. And if you really want to go the Neuroscience path or something similar, I recommend looking into the programs the US Navy has. In some cases if you go the medical side they will pay your tuition and commission you a Lieutenant. But they also have other programs for the research side of things. May not be for you, but I recommend seeing what they offer. Also the Air Force may have similar programs, probably more on the research side. Anyway good luck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Considering what to do with my life"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Well I have grown up as a Marine's brat. So that definitely influenced me. Although my Dad has never pushed to go into the military in any way. I still have another 13 months minimum till I can however. Long way to go. But hey 25k a year with a top notch healthcare plan and allowance for food and housing, plus college tuition benefits sounds to me like a great job to have for an 18 or 19yo. Plus it opens the path for once I get a bachelors degree to go officer and make 50k a year plus the previously mentioned benefits. And once those benefits are factored in you would need to make in the civilian world, around 50k per year to equal the pay and benefits of an E2. And around 90k per year to equal the pay and benefits of an O-1E. And not to mention the Navy offers massive bonuses for Doctors, Nurses, Lawyers, Dentists and a lot of others. While the Navy probably won't be my path, IMO it is the branch to join if you are in the medical field, or are a Lawyer. And now I am rambling.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Considering what to do with my life"

  • 1 month ago
  • 5 points

I am also a junior in high school (technically, long story) so perhaps I can provide some insight from someone of a similar age.

I used to think I wanted to go CS. For several years. Simply due to my interest in computers. But over the past year and a half I realized that my interest was mainly on the hardware side, and as a hobby. Took me a while to figure out what I want to do. But I think my path is Law. And I will be starting college for Paralegal Studies later this year. I plan on going to law school. But due to the path I want to go job wise(Paralegal in the military) I likely won't end up with a law degree till I am in my late 20s.

Anyway the point I am trying to make is that you don't need to do all of college in a row. If you are unsure you can proceed cautiously. Things change. People change. My eventual goal is law school, but my plans could change over the next 10 years. I may find a different path and career I would rather do. But the worst thing that you can do is nothing. If you get into college and realize the major you chose is not the best path you can change your major.

But if you think the neuroscience field is your path go for it. You may end up hating it and changing your major. But that's better than doing nothing. You may also love it and find great success in that field.

Well that's my thoughts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Impeachment"

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

Not yet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just a Random Question"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah my favorite state is plasma.

I am 6'10". Treads, dual 105mm barrels, and a 50 cal on top.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just a Random Question"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Competitive Sudoku for control of each other's countries. I think you are onto something.

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