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New: moderators per topic
by Patrick in #patnet on 5 Nov 2017  767 comments, latest a month ago
At the suggestion of the late Turtledove I'm trying to separate the site into distinct topics with a moderator for each topic.#patnetThe first moderator is Iwog, who is in charge...

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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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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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Secret Service agent stole $10M worth of bitcoin from Silk Road (justice.gov)
by Patrick in #investing on 10 Nov 2017  2 comments, latest a month ago
Shaun W. Bridges, 35, of Laurel, Md., was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco following his earlier guilty plea to one...

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Facebook information being used by lenders in credit decisions
by Patrick in #lending on 7 Nov 2017  4 comments, latest a month ago
Some interesting use/abuse of "your" data which you lose control over by using Facebook:* people who indicated relationship status on fb are more likely to default* people who spend a...

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Rules for #realestate
by Patrick in #housing on 5 Nov 2017  Posted a month ago
The only rules for posting in #realestate are:1. be civil2. stay on topic#housing

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Dennis Miller from 2012: "Listen Up Islam, We Don't Like How You Fucked Up Cat Stevens"
by Patrick in #politics on 5 Nov 2017  Posted a month ago
#politics

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Corrupt reporters continue to shill for realtor scum (sfgate.com)
by Patrick in #housing on 4 Nov 2017  3 comments, latest a month ago
Reporters publish this same story, over and over, just changing the address and price, never once mentioning that the price is actually for the land alone and not for the...

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Investing question from a reader
by Patrick in #investing on 4 Nov 2017  30 comments, latest a month ago
I’m seriously thinking about purchasing (for 100% cash) a piece of land on the bay in Virginia Beach, VA. The purchase price would be $465k.The money would be coming from...

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Bitcoin surges to new peak
by Patrick in #investing on 12 Oct 2017  29 comments, latest 2 months ago
#investing

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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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No Money Down // Open House
by Patrick in #housing on 8 Oct 2017  4 comments, latest 2 months ago
First time I've ever seen this...Not only is it an 'Open House', but they also advertise 'No Money Down' right on the sign for it...So, they are hoping someone is...

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Used cars were more expensive than new cars in communist Poland
by Patrick in #communism on 24 Oct 2017  15 comments, latest 2 months ago
Heard an interesting story today. A Polish guy said that used cars used to cost much more than new cars under the communists.The reason for this amazing inversion was that...

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Here are your chances of winning at popular casino games (businessinsider.com)
by Patrick in #investing on 23 Oct 2017  4 comments, latest 2 months ago
What are your odds at winning casino games? It's extremely difficult for players to go home with winnings.All casino games have a house advantage, which means players will lose money...

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Fires in Santa Rosa and Napa (mercurynews.com)
by Patrick in #fire on 10 Oct 2017  45 comments, latest 2 months ago
http://www.mercurynews.com/201 If patients could get out of bed on their own, they did, she said. “If not, we grabbed people from their beds and put them in wheelchairs.”The fire came...

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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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San Francisco: Man leaps onto a parked $420,000 Lamborghini before the irate owner appears to knock him out (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick in #weird on 13 Oct 2017  26 comments, latest 2 months ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new The owner of a Lamborghini supercar got more than he bargained for while he was showing off his $420,000 (£315,000) pride and joy on the streets of San Francisco.This...

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Interesting anti-globalization blog (citizen.typepad.com)
by Patrick in #globalization on 13 Oct 2017  Posted 2 months ago
http://citizen.typepad.com/eye Eyes on Trade is a blog by the staff of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch (GTW) division. GTW aims to promote democracy by challenging corporate globalization, arguing that the...

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Post titles are now links to external sites
by Patrick in #misc on 5 Oct 2017  11 comments, latest 2 months ago
If you create a post which includes some non-patrick.net URL, the title of the post will be a link to that external URL, opening in a new tab. There will...

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Shopify (SHOP) just keeps surging (finance.yahoo.com)
by Patrick in #investing on 30 Aug 2017  12 comments, latest 2 months ago
Up 3.38% just today:https://finance.yahoo.co There's no dividend and no earnings, but revenue keeps doubling each year. I have a 267% gain since buying it in May of 2016. This kind...
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