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If you take out a mortgage to buy Bitcoin, you’re a certified moron and deserve to lose it all

December 12th, 2017 12:01am Comments off

CNBC – Bitcoin is in the “mania” phase, with some people even borrowing money to get in on the action, securities regulator Joseph Borg told CNBC on Monday.  “We’ve seen mortgages being taken out to buy bitcoin. People do credit cards, equity lines,” said Borg, president of the North American Securities Administrators Association, a voluntary organization devoted to investor protection.

Fucking idiots. Doesn’t anyone learn from history? You had tulip mania, the Great Depression and the dot com bubble, just to name a few. Things will always bubble. The bubble will always burst. Markets are cyclical. Some people will get rich with limited effort, but  it’s economically impossible for every single person to jump on the bandwagon and have the value increase forever. It just does not work like that.

Have a few hundred dollars to spare and want to play around, understanding it’s a gamble? By all means, I hope you make a quick buck. But if you buy Bitcoin or some other cryptocurrency with money you don’t even have, you are a certified moron and should just kill yourself. When the price comes down and you can’t pay anything back, then what? You might as well just use it to go on vacation or buy lavish goods, because you’re investing in something that is going to crash hard. It’ll be around forever and eventually stabilize, but you have to wait it out dudes.

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American Airlines can go fuck themselves for charging me $75 to check an empty carryon

December 10th, 2017 10:07pm Comments off

Granted, I didn’t read the fine print and this got expensed for business, but FUCK American Airlines and their Basic Economy tickets anyway:

I usually check a full sized suitcase every time I travel for work, but this time I thought I’d save the usual $25 each way and bring a free carryon. WRONG. Apparently, last April, American restructured their flight tiers and anyone who books Basic Economy are not allowed to use the overhead bins. So they made me check my empty carryon at the gate for $25 and tacked on an extra $25 gate check fee for not doing it at the counter before security. So now on the way back, I have to check my small ass carryon for another $25. $75 for a small shit that should be in an overhead bin for free. And you’ll never see me on that piece of shit airline again.

But wait! Basic Economy saves you money because the airfare is cheaper than Main cabin airfare, right? Let’s teach a business school lesson about hidden fees. This is a prime example. I went on their site and picked a random cross country flight:

Yes, Basic Economy is $50 cheaper for the base airfare. But guess what? Now you have to spend $50 on bags! So it’s $561 either way because the Main Cabin tier does not include free checked luggage (it does let you use the overhead bins, but it’s the same thing as getting basic and paying the baggage fees). So FUCK OFF.

Unrelated, the plane was a piece of shit, two by one seat, coffin with wings that looked like it hadn’t been updated since the 90s. I bet the Biebs has a bigger private jet than the piece of shit Embraer RJ145 they used. Justin Bieber’s dick is probably bigger than that shit plane. It was also 90 degrees on there and the whole experience was an F-

So fuck American Airlines and their bitch ass ways/ hidden fees.

 

PS- Their CEO has 3 DUIs. Rich cunt thinks he’s above the law and can do whatever he wants and drive around drunk all the time. God forbid he gets his license taken away, he’ll just pay for a personal driver. Fuck him too. I hope his liver gets cirrhosed.

PPS – this is EXACTLY what Ajit Pai, who has 50 Verizon cocks all over his face, will do to the internet when he kills Net Neutrality on Thursday. Because I can picture those Comcast/Verzion/Spectrum/Charter motherfuckers pulling the same shit.

Everything is so fucked.

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Whack Ass WiFi Issue

November 25th, 2017 1:20am Comments off

Someone send me a Broadcomm engineer, electrical engineer and a physicist! I have a whack technical issue on my work laptop that makes less than zero sense to me.

So I’m on FiOS and have symmetrical 75/75MBPS service… And I notice that pages are loading slow. So I do a speed test and I’m getting 1MBPS down and 10MBPS up… Odd… Here’s a bullet list of things I did to troubleshoot (using bullets to get to the point so you’re not reading a giant block of text):

  • Checked other devices on the network and they were all fine; getting full speed
  • Rebooted the laptop [didn’t work]
  • Reinstalled the wireless drivers [didn’t work]
  • Rebooted the router/access point for shits and giggles [didn’t work]
  • Unplugged my laptop AC adapter [WORKED] (wtf?)

So… the AC adapter is causing some kind of interference. What the hell could this be? Is it a problem with the adapter brick causing interference? Or is it a hardware issue with my radio in the laptop?

  • I tested this on another laptop on and off AC power, and that was fine, so it’s not any kind of electrical problem

Here’s where it gets really whack though:

It only happens on the 5ghz band; not the 2.4… So to further test this out, I also reproduced this off my FiOS network with my LTE hotspot…

  • Laptop on battery; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot with the hotspot plugged in to a wall outlet [works fine]
  • Laptop on battery; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot with the hotspot plugged in to a wall outlet [SLOW]

Also repeated the tests above on FiOS home Wifi and got the same results.  WUT in the actual fuck is going on here?

I don’t have enough info to narrow it down between the AC adapter (need to get a new one from work) or if it’s just a faulty broadcomm chip where the shielding is all jacked up and getting interference. Who knows.

Yo IT people – gimme a new laptop kthxbai. Ain’t got no time for this shit

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