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re: OT History "What If" Discussion: Germany Wins WWI in 1914 - Dead Mike
France is humiliated yet again in a quick and decisive conflict and after re-arming hostilities flare up in a few decades maybe....


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re: Verizon Wireless' Archaic Mobile Practices - Dead Mike
[quote] It most certainly is. Look, I know these new plans down to the fine print as I had a month long case dispute with ATT to revert back to my old plan. When you first converted from the old plan to new, since you were currently under contract, ATT provided a promotional discount of 15 doll...


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re: Verizon Wireless' Archaic Mobile Practices - Dead Mike
[quote] I must be special then because all 4 of mine are under contract and they are all $15. Just looked at my bill and with features and taxes it's $188 for the month. [/quote] [quote][i]For plans 10GB or higher, AT&T customers with smartphones on 2-yr agreements as of 2/1/14 are eligible ...


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re: Apollo 11: how were the command module and lunar module powered? - Dead Mike
Play Kerbal Space Program for an hour and you'll have a much better understanding of (or at least appreciation for) orbital mechanics....


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Money Talk
re: The Wall Street Admissions Test (WSAT) - Dead Mike
BNP Paribas?...


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re: Georgia Teen Accidentally Receives $31k Bank Deposit, Spends It. - Dead Mike
[quote]I worked as a teller while I was in school. Once we had a convenient store come in and deposit $200,000 cash on a deposit ticket that they had filled in by hand. When it ran through the coders that night a 4 was coded as a 9 or something and it went into someone else's account. The co...


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re: If this chick walked up to you and offered unprotected sex, would you? NSFW - Dead Mike
I wouldn't. If some obscenely hot chick covered in airbrush specifically wanted to have unprotected sex, wouldn't allow me to ask questions, wouldn't give any information about herself and insisted that we go back to my place, then I'd expect some combination of stabbing, mugging and involuntary ki...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Dead Mike
[quote]Why not? It's a big to most government's airline safety practices. Basically Al Qaeda saying "what now bitch?" [/quote] Does Al Qaeda give a shite about the Malaysian equivalent of the TSA? Reuters claims that Al Qaeda is operating a network of 727 aircraft. If some manifestation of Al ...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Dead Mike
[quote]What about using the plane several months later loaded with dirty nuclear material headed for a major city in range. Once the hype of this news story goes away, terrorists hit a major city with a dirty nuke. [/quote] ...why go through the trouble of hijacking a commercial flight to do thi...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Dead Mike
[quote]This flight has taken the same path the last 2-3 trips this week. So not sure why they'd shoot it down this time. [/quote] Same was basically true of Iran Air 655. ...


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re: Tulane wannabe Marine charged with hate crime after knocking gay guy out - Dead Mike
I cannot deal with you people anymore, because I am a Marine....


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Food and Drink Board
re: Making the switch from sweetened to unsweetened tea - Dead Mike
[quote]Splenda is made with straight chemicals. Truvia is slightly better. Stevia is more organic (made from a plant) and not made with the same artificial processes as the other two. [/quote] Does being made from a plant make it healthier?...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Dead Mike
[quote]Very true but so much is in doubt as it is and will be for months, if not years. It would obviously be a known terror attack if the plane had crashed into a high profile target. [/quote] First thing that comes to mind is Ramzi Yousef's airline test bombing and bigger bombing plot. [qu...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Dead Mike
What about that pilot in the area that claimed to have made garbled, unintelligible radio contact with the plane?...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Dead Mike
[quote]When you get a pinhole in a ballon the ballon can often times catastrophically degrade. Same concept right? [/quote] The pilot probably accidentally turned off the helium switch mid-flight....


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Money Talk
re: Alternative to the modern portfolio: statisticians welcome. - Dead Mike
I think this is a pretty common idea, that volatile investment options are pretty well suited to DCA. The problem is that lump sum investing is generally preferable to dollar cost averaging. ...


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re: Bad credit auto loan, big down payment - Dead Mike
[quote]I'm not 22. I'm 27 and I know that's still young so I'm not trying to act like some old wise man.That is when I messed up my credit. I highly doubt the 2nd largest company in my field(multibillion dollar company) in the world is going to close shop. I have a 401k with close to 60k(I know it's...


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re: Bad credit auto loan, big down payment - Dead Mike
[quote]I was once your age and wished somebody would have given me the advice that I am trying to give to you. Contrary to what I have posted and how you have interpreted it, I'm happy that you can "afford" this vehicle. But what happens, god forbid, if you suffer a life changing event that take...


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re: Credit Score Help - Dead Mike
[quote] Idk if I'd say it's a scam, but it is absolutely bull shite. The entire lending process is f'ed up these days if you ask me. Back in the day lending money was a big deal to a bank. They took substantial care investigating and getting to know a person before providing the capital knowing t...


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re: Paying off a credit card too soon? - Dead Mike
Again, carrying a balance is not reported to the credit bureau. Your statement balance is, so once that statement balance is available (and between 1-30% of your limit), pay it off and don't pay the interest....


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re: Paying off a credit card too soon? - Dead Mike
It is a myth that carrying a balance and paying interest will benefit your credit score. All that will be reported to the credit bureau is your statement balance in this respect, meaning that you can pay everything off before the due date and still show reasonable credit utilization....


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re: My father recently passed. I want to be there for my mother, but how? - Dead Mike
Make sure that she has her finances in order and a plan to keep everything sustained financially. I didn't do this in a similar situation, especially since I was still being supported by my remaining parent without a hint of trouble, only to find out after about a year that my parent was pretty muc...


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Tiger Rant
re: Jarvis Landry first 40 is 4.65 - Dead Mike
[quote]Who really cares about any of this? I wouldn't care if he ran a 4.9 and had a 22 inch vert. I don't care if he goes undrafted. Jarvis will have a 10+ year multiple pro bowl career because he is a fricking football player. [/quote] I would guess that Jarvis Landry cares, because he doesn't...


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LSU Recruiting Board
re: 2018 QB Zadock Dinkelmann Commits!!! - Dead Mike
Does this mean that Zaphod Beeblebrox won't be offered?...


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Olympics Board
re: Game thread USA! 0 vs. Finlandia 5 please delete - Dead Mike
[quote]Our boys need to destroy some hotel rooms tonight [/quote] Probably a lot of Russian cab drivers out there for Kane to beat down....


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Olympics Board
re: Game thread USA! 0 vs. Finlandia 5 please delete - Dead Mike
I think we manage a goal late in the game but come up short in the end....


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O-T Lounge
re: Non-doctors of the OT: smartest subspecialty - Dead Mike
ROAD...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
re: Jimmy graham reality check - Dead Mike
[quote]What would your reaction be if your boss came up to you today and told you that you would have to take a pay cut to keep your job? Would you be happy? Would you look for a new job? What about if a competitor of your employer offered you twice the salary that you are making now? Would you ...


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re: Haiku's for sluts - Dead Mike
Let us make this quick Have you seen what car I drive? BMW...


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Money Talk
re: Bank recs for HELOC- New Orleans - Dead Mike
[quote]I'm unfamiliar with a "takedown". Could you explain further? [/quote] You honestly might not even consider it based on how long you expect to carry the principal balance if you've got an intro rate for an extended period of time, but it would allow you to essentially convert some of your p...


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