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Originally Posted by otc View Post

It wasn't hard to access but it looks like it required enough tech savvy and non-stupidity to actually transact on the site that the people using it were probably stable recreational users.

I don't know any thing about the actual customer population, but that inference seems like a pretty big leap to make.
post #34907 of 45478
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

a city sanitation guy knocked at my door yesterday and warned me that I have a HUGE hornets nest hanging off a tree in my backyard. I'm very allergic to bee/wasp stings.

I thanked him and said I'd find a landscaping or exterminator service to get rid of it ASAP and he was like: "No no, I'll take it down for you, no problem" and he (old guy in his 60's) gets a ladder and large burlap bag thing/contraption climbs 30feet up, duct tapes the nest's hole, then cuts it down, and takes it away for me in less than 15min.

I watched from far away with binoculars behind a window inside my house... like a little bitch. laugh.gif

i tried to slip him a $50 but he wouldn't take it.

What a wonderful human. Thanks for sharing.
post #34908 of 45478
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I don't know any thing about the actual customer population, but that inference seems like a pretty big leap to make.

I don't know anything about the overall population, but I have seen bits and pieces of people discussing their use of the site (there's a big subreddit dedicated to it), and that was the impression I got. I'm sure there are junkies who have figured it out too, but having to wait for something in the mail is a big barrier compared to scraping up $20 and finding a dealer.

In fact, waiting periods are often something I have seen studied as part of drug legalization plans. Basically, you make sales legal, but you have to put in your order a few days to a week in advance--you can cancel your order at any time, but if you change your mind it's back into the queue (IIRC, it is designed with prepayment or a refundable deposit in mind and no bulk purchases). This breaks addict behavior since they can't get a fix immediately, and have time to irreversibly back out if they place an order in a moment of weakness.

Obviously it's not perfect, but it's an interesting idea. Would have to beat the black market, but for a lot of users, the guaranteed quality and safety and stable price is a plus. The illegal dealers would be limited in their pricing power since customers who can wait are guaranteed access to a safe supply at a fixed price...hopefully reducing entry into the black market.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I don't know anything about the overall population, but I have seen bits and pieces of people discussing their use of the site (there's a big subreddit dedicated to it), and that was the impression I got. I'm sure there are junkies who have figured it out too, but having to wait for something in the mail is a big barrier compared to scraping up $20 and finding a dealer.

In fact, waiting periods are often something I have seen studied as part of drug legalization plans. Basically, you make sales legal, but you have to put in your order a few days to a week in advance--you can cancel your order at any time, but if you change your mind it's back into the queue (IIRC, it is designed with prepayment or a refundable deposit in mind and no bulk purchases). This breaks addict behavior since they can't get a fix immediately, and have time to irreversibly back out if they place an order in a moment of weakness.

Obviously it's not perfect, but it's an interesting idea. Would have to beat the black market, but for a lot of users, the guaranteed quality and safety and stable price is a plus. The illegal dealers would be limited in their pricing power since customers who can wait are guaranteed access to a safe supply at a fixed price...hopefully reducing entry into the black market.

This must be the logic behind how the Ontario government operates their monopoly on alcohol sales. laugh.gif
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I am preparing a pretty rough negotiating session for Tuesday in Australia. Monday is a holiday. the guy I am meeting is an asshole. I am going to hit him Thursday end of day his time with a chunk of correspondence that is going to completely freak him out and ruin his 3 day weekend. I have instructed everyone that he might call for clarification to say "sorry, you have to talk to globetrotter on Tuesday, I really can't help you". I am going to have a good weekend, have a nice meal Monday night and a good night's sleep. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

I am preparing a pretty rough negotiating session for Tuesday in Australia. Monday is a holiday. the guy I am meeting is an asshole. I am going to hit him Thursday end of day his time with a chunk of correspondence that is going to completely freak him out and ruin his 3 day weekend. I have instructed everyone that he might call for clarification to say "sorry, you have to talk to globetrotter on Tuesday, I really can't help you". I am going to have a good weekend, have a nice meal Monday night and a good night's sleep. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Well played and I approve. Make sure you tell everyone you'll fire their ass if they give this guy any relief over the weekend.
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Care package from my baby.
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a little over a week ago i was part of the ticket lottery for redsox playoff tickets and then this happened:
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I had two awesome face value tickets for redsox game 2 (saturday game) at fenway reserved online through their ticketing site. Then I got greedy and tried to open another window (to see my other options for tickets) and lost the reserved tickets. After that everything was sold out. facepalm.gifffffuuuu.gif

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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

When you're doing something like that, using a separate browser can avoid the problem. I have IE, Firefox and Chrome so I can be logged into the same website three times as three different people.

Chrome supports multiple concurrent "users" with distinct cookies. I use this some of the time, however visually it's easier to figure out who I'm logged in as if I have completely separate browsers.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

DONT BE GREEDY, DOC!!!!

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Just go for the ALCS, you know they are going to make it.


I was watching the indians/rays playoff game tonight and jokingly checked online to see if there were still tickets available for saturdays alds game at fenway. aaaaannndd... there were tickets available!

red sox/fenway ticketing is so weird. they release all their tickets in one day, which get sold out in less than an hour. but then release another batch randomly a couple days before the series starts (which are sometimes even better seats).

anyway I'm happy I got red sox vs rays playoff tickets at face value (great seats too) this saturday at fenway.
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Lambs are soooo cute I think I'm gonna get one.
post #34915 of 45478
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Lambs are soooo cute I think I'm gonna get one.

You don't buy a lamb, you buy a sheep it won't stay a lamb, it's like people saying I'm going to get a kitten/puppy, no you are buying a cat or a dog.


Kitchen spammers have started talking and defending their posts, good times.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

You don't buy a lamb, you buy a sheep it won't stay a lamb.

Wrong. You don't buy a lamb, you buy dinner.
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At least dogs stay cute forever.

I always get sad when I see the milkbone commercials. I want a doggy frown.gif.
post #34918 of 45478
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

You don't buy a lamb, you buy a sheep it won't stay a lamb, it's like people saying I'm going to get a kitten/puppy, no you are buying a cat or a dog.

That reminds me of the time one of my friends gave birth to a baby boy and posted about it on Facebook. I replied to her post by saying "You didn't have a baby boy you stupid bitch, you had a man won't stay a baby forever!" Everyone got mad at me but I'm like "fuck all y'alls I'm gettin' in here and speaking the truth it's a man."
post #34919 of 45478
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

a little over a week ago i was part of the ticket lottery for redsox playoff tickets and then this happened:
I was watching the indians/rays playoff game tonight and jokingly checked online to see if there were still tickets available for saturdays alds game at fenway. aaaaannndd... there were tickets available!
red sox/fenway ticketing is so weird. they release all their tickets in one day, which get sold out in less than an hour. but then release another batch randomly a couple days before the series starts (which are sometimes even better seats).
anyway I'm happy I got red sox vs rays playoff tickets at face value (great seats too) this saturday at fenway.

WIN. thats awesome, doc. enjoy the game. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Just finished updating my resume. Looks pretty slick.
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