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Took me three days of being on the computer for 8+ hrs a day, but I may have finally found a 2 bedroom/2 bath near DC for under $1900 and a roommate with whom I went to college.

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It´s summer, I can´t believe this thread is on the 7th page of the category.

Even though I spend the most of my precious time during weekends at work, it will change from New Year. Two months ago my dream didn´t become reality (temporarily), but second best option is happening and I am really glad for it. I only have to wait 5 months.

Even though I spend a lot of time at work, I have already been to one vacation and another two vacations I am planning to execute in two months, what is really cool. And beside going to 3 summer vacations, I have 4.5 times multiplied my crypto holdings.

"Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people."
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(07-18-2019 04:14 AM)tomzestatlu Wrote:  It´s summer, I can´t believe this thread is on the 7th page of the category.

Even though I spend the most of my precious time during weekends at work, it will change from New Year. Two months ago my dream didn´t become reality (temporarily), but second best option is happening and I am really glad for it. I only have to wait 5 months.

Even though I spend a lot of time at work, I have already been to one vacation and another two vacations I am planning to execute in two months, what is really cool. And beside going to 3 summer vacations, I have 4.5 times multiplied my crypto holdings.

Good to hear pal.
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This video gave me good feels



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Recently got out of a dead end logistics job I despise, working locally now and reenrolled in my community college to get back in school for a computer science degree.
It's all looking up for me.

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Obligatory joke: This guy has an excuse to skip leg day.

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I forgot about this thread. Maybe it's because I always feel so damn good!

Listen to this Hawaiian music and you'll cheer right up!





Aloha!
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(08-15-2019 10:38 PM)Kona Wrote:  I forgot about this thread. Maybe it's because I always feel so damn good!

Listen to this Hawaiian music and you'll cheer right up!





Aloha!

Going by suicide rates, Kona has a point, since 40 states have higher rates then Hawaii.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in...ted_States

Still, New Jersey has the lowest rates of any state, so you are better off listening to some Springsteen.





Look at how happy he is trying to dance, with Courtney Cox onstage with him, like he doesn't have a care in the world.

You don't get joy this pure in Hawaii, that's for sure.

Now that is true positivity.

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A rare-ish rendition of one of his classics -





"I want to get caught, but I never do".


The river...







So much for Springsteen.

They got to him in the end.

He betrayed the very thing he stood for. No greater shame has ever been known.

It was at this point I knew the game was over.



I played this song from memory, from the heart when my brother and I spent our last days alone. He had just bought me a Gibson Les Paul. A guitar I thought I'd never own. Even though I have dozens of the things.

My first ever guitar was a Les Paul copy - white with black binding.

My last ever guitar was a Les Paul - black, with no binding.


I didn't sing loud. The guitar was not plugged in.

It was more for myself than anyone else, as we shared the house alone, and he was tired and had gone to bed.

He came down and just said to me: "can you be quiet, I can hear you from upstairs".

And it was at that point that I knew everything was lost.



I'm a massive Springsteen fan. A collector even.


"In this darkness, I will disappear"
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I have freshly brewed coffee, peanut butter on toast, and it's a great day outside. Quiet, peaceful and sunny.

Here's to the good times.

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As a kid I loved reading science fiction (...truth be told I still do when I take the time).

As anyone really familiar with genre knows really good science fiction writers take science fact and extrapolate what the future might be.

But ultimately like all good story telling, regardless of the container, its the human condition and character arcs within it that compels the reader to feel something.

One of my all time favorites that I read when I was 13 -14 yo was ARMOR by John Steakley

Original cover art

[Image: ArmorOriginalCover.gif]

Second edition cover art

[Image: 51mAfXRt5uL._SX297_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg]

Quote:The protagonist is Felix, an enlistee who's been given "scout" duty on an alien planet in the seemingly endless Antwar. Little is known of him initially but that he suffers from burnout and refuses to die, even when it seems inevitable. When entering into combat, a persona he calls the "Engine" takes over.


The Engine makes him into a ruthless killing machine dedicated to keeping him alive at all costs.

The novel starts with Felix and his company assaulting an inhospitable planet aptly named "Banshee." Using armored infantry suits, soldiers drop onto the planet from starships via a teleportation device called "Transit." The attack goes horribly wrong, as Felix's company is completely wiped out, and the mountain fort they were originally supposed to capture is revealed to be a giant hive. In the aftermath of his first encounter, Felix regroups with the surviving humans. There, he meets another highly skilled scout named Forest, who participated in the fleet-wide Armored Olympics against decorated soldier Nathan Kent. It is also revealed that the Ants can lock onto the fleet's Transit beacons and barrage them with missiles fired from the Hive, making retreat impossible.

During a fallback to an elevated bluff, a dying soldier keys all functions on the suit and blows up the nuclear powered suit. Several warriors are killed in the disaster, including Forest. Before dying she confesses to Felix that she always loved Kent. With no options left the warriors resort to attacking the Hive to secure transport back to the ship. Exploiting the Hive's tunnel system, they plan to use a wounded soldier as a bomb to destroy it. Before the attack, Felix meets a soldier named Bolov who tells him that as a scout on his first drop, Felix has a 10% chance of survival.

Felix and his fellow soldiers are ambushed by ants on their way up the hive. During the attack, the soldier they planned on using as a bomb is killed, rendering him useless. In a stroke of bad luck, Bolov is also mortally wounded, grudgingly accepts the task of sacrificing himself and is thrown in the Hive by Felix. The Hive is then destroyed and the survivors are able to retreat back to the ship.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armor_(novel)

So...What does this have to do with positivism? Glad you asked

The thing that stuck with me when I read the book the first time and since was the concept of "The Engine".

Felix believes he's going to die. In fact he knows it. But in the heat of battle as the instant he is fighting he looks at each "ant" and when The Engine takes over it says

"No not you motherfucker... You wont be the one that kills me"

He refuses to let that thing in front of him kill him so he kills it instead.

This process repeats...over and over...until everything that was an immediate danger is eliminated. He may have killed 10, or 20 or more by the time its over...but he didn't start out having a plan to kill any more than the one front of him right now


So I as a teenager I adopted my own version of The Engine and have been using it ever since. In business, as well as in daily life I use The Engine to kill / do / complete that one thing that I most urgently need to do.

I have found it an incredibly powerful tool to pare down big tasks (like building a business or achieving a personal goal) and not be overwhelmed with complete of picture of the challenge ahead.

Whatever gets in the way (including myself sometimes) of what I really desire I click on "The Engine" and say

"No not you motherfucker... You wont be the one that kills/stops me"

I highly recommend finding your own Engine and point it at whetever you want to do in your life

Happy Saturday !


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Nothing better than yard work and Busch Beer on a sunny Hawaiian Saturday.

Trimming and picking the trees and listening to this song because A. I have papayas B. Papaya Trapper is my man





In a while I'm going to the Rams Vs. the Cowboys at Aloha Stadium. I could cares less about football but will be a blast.

Aloha!
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Some of you guys make fun of my lawn, but oh man this stuff is beautiful.

Now I'm drinking Busch Beer and am just admiring my work. Plus, I get so many buckets full of bananas and papaya and mangos. Gonna give Eltham yo tourists and Filipinos walking by. It's chicken fighting season!





Aloha!
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I'll be finishing school this semester and am looking outside for work.
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(08-17-2019 02:01 PM)PapayaTapper Wrote:  As a kid I loved reading science fiction (...truth be told I still do when I take the time).

As anyone really familiar with genre knows really good science fiction writers take science fact and extrapolate what the future might be.

But ultimately like all good story telling, regardless of the container, its the human condition and character arcs within it that compels the reader to feel something.

One of my all time favorites that I read when I was 13 -14 yo was ARMOR by John Steakley

Original cover art

[Image: ArmorOriginalCover.gif]

Second edition cover art

[Image: 51mAfXRt5uL._SX297_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg]

Quote:The protagonist is Felix, an enlistee who's been given "scout" duty on an alien planet in the seemingly endless Antwar. Little is known of him initially but that he suffers from burnout and refuses to die, even when it seems inevitable. When entering into combat, a persona he calls the "Engine" takes over.


The Engine makes him into a ruthless killing machine dedicated to keeping him alive at all costs.

The novel starts with Felix and his company assaulting an inhospitable planet aptly named "Banshee." Using armored infantry suits, soldiers drop onto the planet from starships via a teleportation device called "Transit." The attack goes horribly wrong, as Felix's company is completely wiped out, and the mountain fort they were originally supposed to capture is revealed to be a giant hive. In the aftermath of his first encounter, Felix regroups with the surviving humans. There, he meets another highly skilled scout named Forest, who participated in the fleet-wide Armored Olympics against decorated soldier Nathan Kent. It is also revealed that the Ants can lock onto the fleet's Transit beacons and barrage them with missiles fired from the Hive, making retreat impossible.

During a fallback to an elevated bluff, a dying soldier keys all functions on the suit and blows up the nuclear powered suit. Several warriors are killed in the disaster, including Forest. Before dying she confesses to Felix that she always loved Kent. With no options left the warriors resort to attacking the Hive to secure transport back to the ship. Exploiting the Hive's tunnel system, they plan to use a wounded soldier as a bomb to destroy it. Before the attack, Felix meets a soldier named Bolov who tells him that as a scout on his first drop, Felix has a 10% chance of survival.

Felix and his fellow soldiers are ambushed by ants on their way up the hive. During the attack, the soldier they planned on using as a bomb is killed, rendering him useless. In a stroke of bad luck, Bolov is also mortally wounded, grudgingly accepts the task of sacrificing himself and is thrown in the Hive by Felix. The Hive is then destroyed and the survivors are able to retreat back to the ship.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armor_(novel)

So...What does this have to do with positivism? Glad you asked

The thing that stuck with me when I read the book the first time and since was the concept of "The Engine".

Felix believes he's going to die. In fact he knows it. But in the heat of battle as the instant he is fighting he looks at each "ant" and when The Engine takes over it says

"No not you motherfucker... You wont be the one that kills me"

He refuses to let that thing in front of him kill him so he kills it instead.

This process repeats...over and over...until everything that was an immediate danger is eliminated. He may have killed 10, or 20 or more by the time its over...but he didn't start out having a plan to kill any more than the one front of him right now


So I as a teenager I adopted my own version of The Engine and have been using it ever since. In business, as well as in daily life I use The Engine to kill / do / complete that one thing that I most urgently need to do.

I have found it an incredibly powerful tool to pare down big tasks (like building a business or achieving a personal goal) and not be overwhelmed with complete of picture of the challenge ahead.

Whatever gets in the way (including myself sometimes) of what I really desire I click on "The Engine" and say

"No not you motherfucker... You wont be the one that kills/stops me"

I highly recommend finding your own Engine and point it at whetever you want to do in your life

Happy Saturday !

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So instead of seeing his enemies as an indomitable hive he just focuses on killing them one at a time.

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