Q-Anon has been making headlines lately. For the uninitiated, it is a conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against President Donald Trump, who is battling them, leading to a “day of reckoning” involving the mass arrest of journalists and politicians (Seriously).
Unfortunately, this is a reoccurring theme throughout world history, but we’ll start with Henry Ford and Adolf Hitler. Yes, that Henry Ford of the Ford Motor Company and that Hitler, Fuhrer of Nazi Germany. I want to write a quick disclaimer: I started writing this before the 2020 election, and a lot of my fears have since been realized and this isn’t specific to the United States (see Brazil and India). Before I continue I want to be clear about my political affiliations: I am Independent; I support policies by both Republicans and Democrats. In the 2016 election, I supported Marco Rubio (R), and in 2020 I supported Elizabeth Warren (D). Neither of which became electoral candidates. As always, most of the information herein is sourced by scientists and scholars and not news media networks.
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In my first post on stock investing and using learned lessons of missed opportunities and so many mistakes, I thought it would be important to perform a retrospect. However, it’s worth noting I didn’t follow my own advice and got caught up in the same gambling stage that most investors do. You get the win and you think you can keep winning instead of listening to the statistics.
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I spent the past couple of years designing a board game with a few friends and I finally finished it and put it up on Kickstarter so it’s cheaper to mass-produce. It’s a rogue-lite game where deck-building or leveling up is a constant balance.
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My original post was focused primarily on monitoring Walmart prices. I’ve since expanded it to support four different stores including Target, Bestbuy, and GameStop. Originally, I only updated it to include Target and Bestbuy, and the article I wrote completely disappeared when I upgraded WordPress. As I added GameStop, I decided I had to change how the table structure worked if I was going to add more sites for some sadistic reason.
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I’ve become fascinated with AI in case my previous article wasn’t clear enough. Oddly enough, I’ve been curious with OpenAI’s engine and defining what it thinks art is by telling it what I want. OpenAI will search a database of pictures with tags and create what I write based on what it “thinks” I’m asking for.
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This is a hotly contested question I’ve seen on Reddit from time to time. You see the normal names thrown out there like Nobuo Uematsu of Final Fantasy fame, or Keiichi Okabe from the Nier series, Koji Kondo from the Zelda games, and many others. I think a better question is: how do we define the best video game composer?
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I attempted to think of a more clever title and failed miserably in light of the recent release of UFO documentation. The more aptly named UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) reminds us that these sightings are just that: unidentified. Some people immediately start to assume these are visitors from other planets, but the reality is extremely improbable.
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My eldest son has been obsessed with a Coilbook TV show episode involving a police chase across different timelines. Aside from the fact a 3-year-old is already curious about time travel, the section that takes place 100 years from now has flying cars as primary transportation. I don’t think it will happen.
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I built a price checker for Walmart that will both identify pricing of whatever item I choose both in store and compare it to online. Why? Because I didn’t want to pay a service to do it.
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America is the best country in the world, right? Though, I don’t know how you could prove it when the US is not #1 in many categories except Gross Domestic Product and most incarcerations per capita. Wait, never mind, China took over GDP in 2018. Well, America has the highest cost of healthcare in the world, more billionaires than nearly all other countries combined, highest military spending ($732 billion) than nearly every country combined, tornadoes, and corn production. In any case, it is a great country to live in. Many Americans have escaped third world countries and terrible lives to seek an opportunity. We often take simple things for granted like clean tap water, safety, electricity, internet, cell phones, and even shelter. Well, these are usually true. Unfortunately, we’re not perfect. Below is a list of unethical, but legal, things in America.
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