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by tvenuto
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Investments
Replies: 29
Views: 2073

Re: Investments

Thanks for the reply. I would never ask someone to prognosticate a short term move, I think we both agree that if you're tying to time a short term move you're speculating not investing. I'm definitely into investing in strong companies and sometimes that means investing in misjudged and/or overlook...
by tvenuto
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Horrible topic but important: Why so many suicides?
Replies: 31
Views: 1125

Re: Horrible topic but important: Why so many suicides?

Yup. https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/denied-assisted-life-by-hospital-ontario-man-is-offered-death-instead-lawsuit https://evolutionnews.org/2018/03/canadian-disabled-man-is-denied-care-but-offered-euthanasia/ https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/doctors-concerned-legalization-of-suicide-eliminat...
by tvenuto
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Horrible topic but important: Why so many suicides?
Replies: 31
Views: 1125

Re: Horrible topic but important: Why so many suicides?

I'm with Deacon on this one, although I know it's unpopular to say. If you have taken care of all of your responsibilities I see no moral obligation to keep living or positively contributing to society. Thought experiment: do you see anything morally wrong with a single man going off onto a large pr...
by tvenuto
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Efficiency vs Freedom?
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: Efficiency vs Freedom?

TomAiello wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:19 pm
Maximum freedom yields the greatest possible efficiency.

There is no trade off between them--when people are free to choose, humans organize themselves in the most efficient manner.

Freedom _is_ efficiency.
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by tvenuto
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Investments
Replies: 29
Views: 2073

Re: Investments

Penny stocks are just a form of gambling/speculating, it's not investing. I dont touch them. You should only buy a stock if you would purchase the entire company and be comfortable keeping it forever. If you buy something with the intention to sell it, you are speculating, not investing. I recently...
by tvenuto
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How much are you willing to spend on a Chinese made knife?
Replies: 70
Views: 2473

Re: How much are you willing to spend on a Chinese made knife?

I voted for the last option, but I've never really felt the need to buy chinese when golden and taichung are putting out super high value knives (if more expensive in an absolute sense).
by tvenuto
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTSBD1 stainless?
Replies: 26
Views: 1127

Re: CTSBD1 stainless?

Certainly possible. Contact with sweat or acid could be the culprit.
by tvenuto
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Giants
Replies: 82
Views: 2873

Re: Giants

There is no such thing as purely objective science. That is a myth. Every time a person examines anything there is going to be a bias of some sort, no matter what. Even computers can be biased as they are only as good as the (faulty and biased) programmer. The best we can do is eliminate as many bi...
by tvenuto
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reality-Check please: Are our VG10 Knives slowly poisoning us?
Replies: 103
Views: 3990

Re: Reality-Check please: Are our VG10 Knives slowly poisoning us?

SEF, I really wish you would stop starting these kinds of radiophobic threads, SEF is building up a pretty solid reputation for nonsense threads. It’s just what he does. He's also polite, courteous and good natured. :cool: I've not known him to be judgemental of anyone. So I pose the question; Who ...
by tvenuto
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "MichaelScott"
Replies: 25
Views: 879

Re: Happy Birthday "MichaelScott"

Happy birthday, sir.
by tvenuto
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: screwing color anodized washers to your knife, what the....?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: screwing color anodized washers to your knife, what the....?!?

I thouit was to:
1. Sell you something
2. Give better purchase when drawing the knife

Yes, 2 is of dubious use but see 1.
by tvenuto
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Experiment: Try open carrying a fixed blade for a week
Replies: 29
Views: 1427

Re: Experiment: Try open carrying a fixed blade for a week

I would be interested in this, as I have more fixed blades than I use regularly. And it is legal for me to open carry a fixed blade knife, I'm just unable to conceal one. Without carrying a neck knife, I'm not sure how I could be certain that I didn't accidentally conceal it. So, I probably won't pa...
by tvenuto
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Giants
Replies: 82
Views: 2873

Re: Giants

[shakes head]
by tvenuto
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Giants
Replies: 82
Views: 2873

Re: Giants

I mean if you're a normal human size and you've stood next to or shook the hand of an NFL lineman, you quickly realize that "giants" do exist. I'm pretty puzzled by this topic. Is there any question that there is a wide range of human sizes, both now and in the past? This is due to any one of: norma...
by tvenuto
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Delica 5
Replies: 66
Views: 4273

Re: Your Delica 5

...is a Delica 4.
by tvenuto
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is your interest in sharpening on the same level as your interest in knives?
Replies: 120
Views: 4845

Re: Is your interest in sharpening on the same level as your interest in knives?

Dislike sharpening. There should have been this option on the poll: “No. I try to buy knives faster than they dull.”
by tvenuto
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A copper spyderco
Replies: 30
Views: 1068

Re: A copper spyderco

I’d buy a copper bolstered spydie! It’d go with my SS (Kris), titanium (sage 4), and brass (Schempp Bowie).

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by tvenuto
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME
Replies: 45
Views: 1436

Re: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME

Full SE and may as well be H1. Don’t see a need to mess with that makeup.
by tvenuto
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best Defense in attempted mugging/assault?
Replies: 44
Views: 1782

Re: Best Defense in attempted mugging/assault?

Indeed. Good people standing up to bad does not mean taking unnecessary risk. If you can avoid, do so. If you can exit, do so. If you can deescalate, do so.
by tvenuto
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who are the best comedians you actually saw their act in person?
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Who are the best comedians you actually saw their act in person?

Dave Chapelle, this would have been 2002. I absolutely couldn’t breathe and all of the material felt new.

Lewis Black was pretty good, he had some interesting topical stuff because he went to UNC (he was performing at UMD, both were in the ACC at that time), but much of the rest I had heard before.

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