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about
by Patrick in #hashtag on 9 Feb 2015  63 comments, latest 4 months ago
Patrick.net is a free anonymous forum.You can say terrible things, as long as they are expressed with civility. To know whether a comment is civil, check whether you are using...

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Patrick is off to Europe
by Patrick in #misc on 8 Jun 2017  115 comments, latest 5 months ago
Going to spend some of the money I saved by renting all this time and take a month long trip to Europe. First going to work on my Irish Gaelic...

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Ten Reasons It's A Terrible Time To Buy An Expensive House (sociology.ucsc.edu)
by Patrick in #housing on 11 Jul 2015  325 comments, latest a month ago
Because house prices in expensive areas still dangerously high compared to incomes and rents. Banks say a safe mortgage is a maximum of 3 times the buyer's annual income...

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Eight groups who lie about the housing market (creekviewrealty.com)
by Patrick in #housing on 11 Jul 2015  22 comments, latest 2 months ago
Buyer's agents lie, because they get nothing if there is no sale. Buyer's agents get paid only if their clients buy, no matter how bad the deal is, which...

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Shall I start the site whatdidyoubid.com?
by Patrick in #housing on 29 Mar 2017  91 comments, latest 7 months ago
It would be the place where people list their losing bid on a house, to try to catch realtor fraud. Realtors routinely block bids which don't give their own agency...

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You can now ban users from commenting on your posts
by Patrick in #misc on 26 Apr 2017  300 comments, latest 6 months ago
Just go to their user page like https://patrick.net/users/Iron and click "ban" under their name. So between that and the ad hominem link, everyone should be able to moderate their own...

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Listening To Trump's America
by Patrick in #politics on 7 Dec 2017  49 comments, latest 9 days ago
I'm at a talk at the Menlo Park, CA public library put on by a former state senator, Joe Simitian, a Democrat.He's calling it "Listening to Trump's America", which is...

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Differing views on how people get to be rich
by Patrick in #misc on 28 Mar 2017  79 comments, latest 9 months ago

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End copyright for scientific papers! (sci-hub.cc)
by Patrick in #politics on 10 Nov 2017  11 comments, latest a month ago
Here is a site which "illegally" publishes scientific and educational material in violation of US law:http://sci-hub.cc/ Their statement.knowledge to all no copyright open accessWe fight inequality in knowledge access across...

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Require short clear written presentation of all non-emergency medical costs before treatment
by Patrick in #medical on 7 Mar 2017  17 comments, latest 9 months ago
Require short clear written presentation of all non-emergency medical costs before treatment. This would give a small measure of market pressure to medical prices. No one shall be charged anything...

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Allow import of prescription drugs from Canada (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick in #misc on 23 Feb 2017  65 comments, latest 10 months ago
And Australia, New Zealand, etc, all countries with perfectly fine health care systems. Drug companies are some of the biggest corruptors of our Congressmen, because they can make such huge...

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News is bad for you and giving up reading it will make you happier (theguardian.com)
by Patrick in #misc on 16 Aug 2017  38 comments, latest 4 months ago
https://www.theguardian.com/me News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether ... In...

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Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me (gizmodo.com)
by Patrick in #google on 1 Sep 2017  33 comments, latest 12 days ago
http://gizmodo.com/yes-google- The Google salespeople were encouraging Forbes to add Plus’s “+1" social buttons to articles on the site, alongside the Facebook Like button and the Reddit share button. They said...

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Difficulty in finding sales price history for houses
by Patrick in #housing on 12 Nov 2017  16 comments, latest a month ago
#housingI've been thinking that the advertised rates of appreciation for houses are actually far lower than the press constantly reports. To prove this, I need a data set of sale...

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Let middle school and high school students test out of any subject
by Patrick in #misc on 26 Feb 2017  26 comments, latest 10 months ago
We all know from personal experience just how soul-killing the endless hours of middle school and high school can be. To a large degree, school is simply babysitting paid for...

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Facebook is sneakily taking control over most corporate websites (techcrunch.com)
by Patrick in #facebook on 29 Oct 2017  6 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09 The perceived risk attached to the patent clause hinges on how Facebook can revoke the patent license if a React user challenges its patents or sues the company for...

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Amazon takes over CIA (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 20 Nov 2017  4 comments, latest a month ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ on Monday, Amazon Web Services announced it was now offering a commercial cloud service to the US Intelligence Community (i.e. spies on both foreign targets and US presidential campaigns)...

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HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger (bbc.com)
by Patrick in #infosec on 11 Dec 2017  3 comments, latest 7 days ago
http://www.bbc.com/news/techno Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models.Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code...

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Free Patrick.net Bumper Stickers
by Patrick in #misc on 30 Dec 2011  88 comments, latest 3 months ago
They are 3" x 10". Even though they have a peel-off sticky back, you should still get them wet before applying so that you can slide them around a...

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Movie recommendations?
by Patrick in #movies on 24 Feb 2017  92 comments, latest 3 months ago
What was a good movie you liked? Something that's not in the theaters anymore. Some movies I've enjoyed recently: Arrival Clerks II Gravity The Accountant The Girl on the Train...
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