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by tzxn3
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Favourite FREE entertainment
Replies: 20
Views: 3879

Re: Favourite FREE entertainment

Dota 2 is free. Whether it counts as entertainment is debatable.
by tzxn3
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Whats your technique to set goals and achieve.
Replies: 14
Views: 3700

Re: Whats your technique to set goals and achieve.

I tend not to have goals.
by tzxn3
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Summer plans fell through, seeking advice
Replies: 12
Views: 3537

Re: Summer plans fell through, seeking advice

Zalo wrote:Again, I wonder if there's any way to accumulate capital that does not require a summer job or internship.
Odd jobs, freelancing?

Writing about your experiences seems to come naturally to you, so perhaps start a blog and publish an ebook?
by tzxn3
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin
Replies: 27
Views: 6372

Re: Bitcoin

@Dragline: For storage, an offline tape backup in a safe deposit box is the safest I can imagine off the top of my head.
by tzxn3
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to create a life? Bored to death....
Replies: 18
Views: 8231

Re: How to create a life? Bored to death....

I attribute my "boredom" to addiction to novelty, and general anxiety inhibiting my ability to "work" (in a general sense, not as an employee). "Boredom" describes the effects of a broad range of conditions and circumstances, though. I may be wrong, but I feel the solut...
by tzxn3
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: AI.. our future or demise?
Replies: 65
Views: 18761

Re: AI.. our future or demise?

First, the level of certainty with which this statement always seems to be pronounced seems really odd to me. If we're on the one hand going to argue that it is impossible for humans to manipulate their own machinery to make themselves smarter, why are we then going to say its inevitable that AI co...
by tzxn3
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: AI.. our future or demise?
Replies: 65
Views: 18761

Re: AI.. our future or demise?

Humans are very much in the "boundary zone" of general intelligence: we're not very good utility seekers; what people say their goals are and the actions they take in reality are often very different. An individual's intelligence is mostly fixed. Artificial General Intelligence is unbounde...
by tzxn3
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How do I increase my income? (UK)
Replies: 14
Views: 4292

Re: How do I increase my income? (UK)

@saving-10-years I signed up to do chemistry when I would rather have been doing mathematics; I didn't understand what I was getting for the £9,000 per year tuition differential between the UK and continental Europe aside from the privilege of being able to delay developing another language for a fe...
by tzxn3
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How do I increase my income? (UK)
Replies: 14
Views: 4292

Re: How do I increase my income? (UK)

Joining the military is something I have considered on a few occasions, but I came to the conclusion that I would rather not. (I believe I am unlikely to meet the health requirements; various people would find the risk to my life extremely distressing; I'm not ethically comfortable with it.) The pro...
by tzxn3
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How do I increase my income? (UK)
Replies: 14
Views: 4292

Re: How do I increase my income? (UK)

George the original one wrote:If it's not mental work you're looking for, then it's labor or sales. Are there factory shifts where you live?
I think I would be more suited to mental work than labor or sales, actually.
by tzxn3
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How do I increase my income? (UK)
Replies: 14
Views: 4292

How do I increase my income? (UK)

Current income: ~£6,000 per year from part time clerical work (~25 hours per week) Current expenditure (upper bound): ~£2,500 per year (live with parents rent free with most living expenses paid) I have a reasonable amount of savings for a person in their early 20s, most of it from gifts and bequest...
by tzxn3
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 34
Views: 10935

Re: Suicide

I'm actually younger than most of the people here.
The pressure to do things doesn't only come from myself.
by tzxn3
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 34
Views: 10935

Re: Suicide

There is nothing I can imagine I want to do. Experience doesn't particularly interest me.
by tzxn3
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 34
Views: 10935

Re: Suicide

It's okay. I deliberately tried not to make it too personal.
by tzxn3
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 34
Views: 10935

Re: Suicide

llorona wrote:Why are you asking? What's the context?
I sometimes consider whether it would be a good idea. Much of my existence up to this point has been an unpleasant experience and I have little reason to believe things will improve.
by tzxn3
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 34
Views: 10935

Suicide

Is it ever ethical?
by tzxn3
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Trading bitcoins?
Replies: 85
Views: 24458

Re: Trading bitcoins?

It's a gamble I nearly took.
I would have probably cashed out long before prices rocketed to their current heights though.
by tzxn3
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Early Retirement Extreme Recipe Book (Index)
Replies: 8
Views: 22939

Thanks for this, never realised the blog had so many recipes.