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Your Meat Addiction is Destroying the Planet - rickgrimes
[quote]A growing consensus among scientists, doctors, environmentalists, and animal rights activists suggest that our current system of food — specifically meat — production is not sustainable. By 2050, the global demand for meat will double as our population continues to rapidly grow. The effects o...


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re: Best way to convince your doctor to give you an Adderall prescription? - rickgrimes
[quote]If you have to be medicated just to take a test to get into graduate school, maybe grad school isn't for you. [/quote] I have already gone through graduate school once and have a MS degree. It is not like I am stupid or anything. Of course there weren't any smart phones back then and I didn'...


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re: Best way to convince your doctor to give you an Adderall prescription? - rickgrimes
[quote]I got a script for it but honestly I've only taken it a handful of times. Just have some self control and turn off all your shite.[/quote] That is the thing. I have tried it and it is not working. It is not just about the test. Even at work, I will by tying a reply to an email, then I will se...


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re: Best way to convince your doctor to give you an Adderall prescription? - rickgrimes
There is no crazy tests or anything to diagnose ADHD? Just telling them the symptoms is enough?...


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Best way to convince your doctor to give you an Adderall prescription? - rickgrimes
I have been trying to study for the GMAT for a few months now and I just can't focus. I can hardly concentrate for more than 10 mins while studying before I start playing with my smartphone or laptop or whatever....and before I know I have lost a few hours. I get distracted too easily. I am pretty s...


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re: Is Breaking Bad's Dead Freight episode S5E5 the best hour of television ever? - rickgrimes
"Tread lightly". Find me a better line in a more tension filled scene from another show. ...


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Is Breaking Bad's Dead Freight episode S5E5 the best hour of television ever? - rickgrimes
I'd say Blood Money S5E9 was a close second. The garage scene may even put it over the top. The moment Hank closed the garage door is probably the single best moment in TV history. I know this board is partial to 'The Constant', but the nerve-racking induced by Breaking Bad is something else. T...


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re: Why are opposing fans allowed to post on Tiger Rant/LSU recruiting board - rickgrimes
Because it is tradition. That is how it was when TD started. Everyone knows you don't mess with tradition. Besides it makes the Rant an order of magnitude more entertaining. ...


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Moto X customization: You can't engrave 'Apple' or 'Samsung' on the back - rickgrimes
'Huawei' is fine....'Assembled in China' and 'Droid' is a no go. [link=(http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/16/4626038/build-a-phone-a-first-encounter-with-moto-maker-and-my-customized)]Motomaker review (video)[/link] [link=(http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/16/4626548/for-the-moto-x-apple-is-a-four-l...


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re: Which Special Forces Unit is the Most Elite? - rickgrimes
[quote]Everybody's a boot to somebody[/quote] Everybody except the President of the United States of America....


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Slew of updates coming to Nokia Lumia phones via Amber update - rickgrimes
[quote][b]Improved image processing[/b] The update brings significantly improved algorithms that offer better noise reduction, colour reproduction, exposure control and autofocus to every phone across the Lumia range. [b]Nokia Smart Camera[/b] Debuted on the Nokia Lumia 925, this new camera...


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The Entire History of the World Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart - rickgrimes
[quote]This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.) (Update: Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.) This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction ...


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Squatters transform skyscraper into world's tallest slum - rickgrimes
[quote]Soaring 45 stories above the streets of Caracas, Venezuela is the Tower of David — an abandoned skyscraper that, over the past two decades, has gradually transformed into the world's tallest slum. City planners had high hopes for the tower when construction began in 1990, envisioning a glitte...


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Online comment systems reveal multiple layers of social bias - rickgrimes
[quote]In the latest issue of Science, a group of researchers decided to see whether people's tendency to follow the crowd extended into online ratings. They tackled this question by carrying out a large-scale experiment in which they rigged the comment ratings on a website. The website they used is...


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re: Apple to show new iPhone at September 10th event - rickgrimes
[b]Update[/b]: 5S is now rumored to be coming in gold color in addition to black and white. [img]http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/08/macotakara_gold.png[/img] [link=(http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/11/more-claims-of-iphone-5c-name-iphone-5s-with-gold-color-option-and-home-button-c...


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African Lions: Latest victims of drone surveillance - rickgrimes
[img]http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/serengeti-lions/img/03-cboy-mates-with-vibumbu-female-670.jpg width=400[/img][img]http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/serengeti-lions/img/04-vumbis-rest-on-kopje-670.jpg width=400[/img][img]http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/serengeti-lions...


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Apple to show new iPhone at September 10th event - rickgrimes
[link=(http://allthingsd.com/20130810/circle-sept-10-on-your-calendar-for-apples-big-iphone-event/?mod=tweet)]LINK[/link] [quote]Apple will unveil its next iPhone on September 10, reports AllThingsD, citing sources with knowledge of the event. Though the date of the announcement has been revealed...


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re: Where can I find this research report from Goldman Sachs? - rickgrimes
Ah ok thanks. Yeah I am not anywhere close to having $100k in my trading account....


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Where can I find this research report from Goldman Sachs? - rickgrimes
Apparently a group of Goldman Sachs analysts recently wrote a report on the newly launched Moto X cell phone. I'd like to read this report in its entirety. Where can I get this report from? Do you need subscriber access of some sort? [link=(http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2013/07/31/goog...


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Google introduces in-line ads to Maps apps - rickgrimes
[img]http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/maps-ads.png[/img] Android and iOS users will now be "helped" with "relevant" advertising. You can tell it's an ad and not something you already clicked because of the tiny, tiny purple box. [link=(http://arstechnica.com/business/20...


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re: A degree from Rice or Texas A&M is worth more than University of Texas diploma - rickgrimes
[quote]Not to brag, but I graduated from UT's Physics program and most of my classmates went on to JPL, Caltech, Livermore, CERN, etc. I was smarter than they were and went to business school. [/quote] How did you make the switch from a technical field to business school? Did you work in your...


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re: A degree from Rice or Texas A&M is worth more than University of Texas diploma - rickgrimes
I guess what he is saying is the top students at UT are probably as smart if not smarter than the students that go to MIT, CalTech and such. But UT Austin being a public school also offers a wider variety of course including liberal arts and such, which brings down the ROI for the school when taken ...


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re: A degree from Rice or Texas A&M is worth more than University of Texas diploma - rickgrimes
[quote]Jones[/quote] What about his post doesn't make sense? In the high tech industry that I work in, UT Austin graduates are held in very high regard...both in the south and other parts of the country. The top students at UT are really that good. At my previous job I knew folks who had undergradu...


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A degree from Rice or Texas A&M is worth more than University of Texas diploma - rickgrimes
[quote]Although they won't face the University of Texas at Austin on the football field this fall, Rice University and Texas A&M University can both claim victory over UT after being named the first and second most valuable degrees in the state, respectively, according to Affordable Colleges Online....


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re: Thoughts on Acura MDX? - rickgrimes
It's for the wife. It is between the Mercedes GLK and the MDX. I like the MDX since it is bigger and probably requires lesd maintenance than the Merc....


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Thoughts on Acura MDX? - rickgrimes
Yay or nay? Does it come in a 7-seater configuration? Any better cars in the same class?...


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re: This shirtless, mustachioed man is a Hacky Sack God - rickgrimes
[quote]I thought it was illegal to make pics links?[/quote] Really, since when?...


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This shirtless, mustachioed man is a Hacky Sack God - rickgrimes
[link=(http://mashable.com/2013/08/06/hacky-sack/)][img]http://rack.3.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzA4LzA2LzU1L0hhY2tleVNhY2tHLmExM2I3LmpwZwpwCXRodW1iCTM1NngyMDUjCmUJanBn/c1bb8d60/bd3/HackeySackGod.jpg[/img][/link] p.s. [link=(http://mashable.com/2013/08/06/hacky-sack/)]Picture[/link] is clickable....


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re: SWHC Buy Back/Tender Offer/Non-mandatory Reorganization (Thanks for nothing...) - rickgrimes
I had set a limit order to $10 after watching the stock sputter along at $8 something. Then it popped the day the earnings hit and sold all my shares for $10.02 before I could do anything. 3rd time this year the limit order has fricked me over. Never again. :banghead: ...


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re: Political Spectrum Test - NOT a poli board subject - rickgrimes
[img]http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/images/graphImages/80_60.png[/img]...


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