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Just a Mort wrote:

Lynora - you should have roped in your husband for the Christmas deco. Schadenfreude, if your husband got sore in the glutes, is a thing too =)

The rest - Eh I don't know jack about dark matter since it falls under physics, and Maths eats the thoughts out of my head, so attempting any physics, which is closely related to maths, would too.

I like having my brains mostly intact.

Did you know learning killed brain cells?

So there's proof that Maths eats the thoughts out of your head!

indeed, math must be destroyed.


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Much like my clothes.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Anybody wonder what I look like?

Sound like?

What my opinions are on modern Christian culture?

I made a thing.

It's extremely low quality, as it was my first foray into YouTube video commentary stuff. But it's there.

This is technically religious, BUT it's an off-site link, and I mention none of that HERE, so...no bike tossing, please. :-D

I've already been told I should remove the hat, brush up on my um, and look off to the side less. This is because I didn't have notes. I do better with notes, but I kinda...winged it.

bikes aren't TOSSED, they are FIRED from a cannon at people.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, considering that the press is usually all over articles as trivial as, "Astronomer finds rock orbiting Mars in the shape of Orson Welles' head; claims it proves The War of the Worlds was true," how is it that when something far more fundamentally important such as this article is, why can't I find it in any major news streams?

As a physicist, if true, it's incredibly elegant:
(1) It makes a very simple assumption, very much akin to Einstein's assumptions about relativity a century ago
(2) Given that assumption, it eliminates the need for dark matter, an elegant solution to a decades-old problem
(3) The research has apparently been published in The Astrophysical Journal, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Ha that is cool. I feel like physics today is like philosophy 2000+ years ago.

Bonus when people on the starfinder thread mention the lack of dark matter (and yes I have seen this) link them to this.

One of the more interesting things is that physics and ancient thought often echo each other in really, really weird ways.

Take the ancient idea of a cosmic aether for example. Now, of course, we don't believe in the existence of an aether, because there is none (that we can detect). And so, what we've said is that the cosmic void of nothingness is what exists, and things propagate across a literal expanse of nothingness. ... except now we know it doesn't and that nothingness keeps expanding for reasons like <404 error, file not found> and requires an (extremely) low-grade energy level to even exist (and allow things to transmit through it) at all. That's... a weird parallel.

Or, for example, let's look at the four elements. You know them. Earth (substance), fire (energy), wind (movement), water (I dunno). From these four forces all things are made. Now, it's total poppycock, of course, but there's something...

fires bike cannon

See?


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
(There is nothing wrong limit liking dollars. It's the "meh" part I'm against.)

Sigh.

Also: TOTALLY GOT MY LIGHT BLUE BELT TODAY~! WOO~!

(That's a step up from purple, where I'd been, just previously. For the record, our school goes: white -> yellow -> green -> purple -> light blue -> dark blue -> brown -> red -> junior black belt (or black stripe red belt) -> black belt -> other dans.)

congratulations!


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Tacticslion wrote:

That is potentially both true and false, and the argument may just be splitting hairs. While I've heard arguments either way, the most recently I've heard it propagating forward at the (effective) speed of light (though potentially ignoring the expansion of the universe, 'cause it's the collapse of the universe, which negates red/blue shift from its perspective). What this means to us, though, is absolutely nothing, because we literally won't notice anything is amiss by the time the "not existence" actually manages to get to us.

It's just *BOIP* we're gone.

(Technically it takes time to propagate across the universe and across the earth, but since it literally goes faster than any set of input/output we could ever have, it is effectively simultaneous to our purposes.)

Fun!

Oh no! Splitting hairs will destroy the universe!


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I can prove that we are not in a simulation. ~pulls out a mirror~ Nobody would program someone to be this dense or foolish. Nobody! Thus, we are not in a simulation.


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kind of the opposite of Descartes theory eh?


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Sharoth wrote:
I can prove that we are not in a simulation. ~pulls out a mirror~ Nobody would program someone to be this dense or foolish. Nobody! Thus, we are not in a simulation.

~gets a note and looks horrified~ I am Idiot Simulator v0.5 B? Oh no!!!


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lynora wrote:

I spent yesterday putting up all of the Christmas decorations. Today I am quite sore, especially in the glutes, from going up and down the ladders so many times. My husband's response to this? "So you're literally walking around butt-hurt today?" Nice. Very nice. Extra points for witty response to ridiculously stupid injury. :P

Today I continued to try and get ready for Christmas with the first of my Christmas projects, an advent calendar....and experienced a total Pinterest fail. I used a mini muffin tin and magnetic paper and painted the numbers on myself when the printable failed...it looked totally adorable. For about two minutes. And then the crappy magnetic paper gave out and the candy fell all over the floor. The kidlet is being a good sport about it. He doesn't care what the advent calendar looks like. He cares that he gets extra chocolate every day in December. But I am seriously annoyed to have spent the money on materials for a failed craft project. Ah, well. Hopefully the next projects will go better.

I hope your butt feels better.

Yes, I have been waiting a while to use that line.


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Freehold DM wrote:

...

I hope your butt feels better.

Yes, I have been waiting a while to use that line.

I'm a little surprised you didn't offer to rub some sort of ointment on it.

EDIT: I fixed a coding error.


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gran rey de los surround sound wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
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I hope your butt feels better.

Yes, I have been waiting a while to use that line.

I'm a little surprised you didn't offer to rub some sort of ointment on it.

i would like to maintain my reputation as an upstanding geeky wife absconder, thank you very much.


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Sharoth wrote:
I can prove that we are not in a simulation. ~pulls out a mirror~ Nobody would program someone to be this dense or foolish. Nobody! Thus, we are not in a simulation.

Well, he is pretty intelligent and has a sense of humor so that does seems like it would fall into his skill set and styl- wait, were you proving that we can't be Ina simulation? Why'd you mention how likely it would be for NH to make you, then?!


... you handsome rascal.


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Tacticslion wrote:
As I said there: you are good and should feel good.
Syrus Terrigan wrote:

Vagrant Erudite --

Relevant. Clear. Solid.

Good on ya. :)

** spoiler omitted **

Thanks guys! I actually had a lot of fun doing that. Believe it or not, I love speaking in front of a real crowd, so I figured this would be fun - and it was. I'm going to be working today on Creationism, Evolution, Literalism, and Metaphors! :-D

It also surprisingly helps me get myself over the depression and other negative emotions I was wallowing in.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Anybody wonder what I look like?

Sound like?

What my opinions are on modern Christian culture?

I made a thing.

It's extremely low quality, as it was my first foray into YouTube video commentary stuff. But it's there.

This is technically religious, BUT it's an off-site link, and I mention none of that HERE, so...no bike tossing, please. :-D

I've already been told I should remove the hat, brush up on my um, and look off to the side less. This is because I didn't have notes. I do better with notes, but I kinda...winged it.

Pretty...errr...Erudite ^^'

Not that I necessarily agree with everything thing, but I appreciate a good argument.
Being all European, rather agnostic and resident of country that has have a state-church since the 17th century*, Christianity looks, feels and well "tastes" rather different over here ^^.
But, again, each to his own. Live and let live and all that junk...
Being nice, giving recognition and acceptance to each other it what makes this such a welcoming place.

*Somewhat debated among Danish scholars. Not the state-church part, more the when part.


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The new guys still haven't learned that if you don't pretend to be busy the managers will find impossible projects for you to keep you busy.

Me being like Chris Traegger from Parks and Rec, I never had to do that as I literally keep moving my entire shift.

Fun stuff!


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I MADE ANOTHER THING!

Also thanks to Tac for his comments, and Sharoth for his subscription!


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Sharoth wrote:
I can prove that we are not in a simulation. ~pulls out a mirror~ Nobody would program someone to be this dense or foolish. Nobody! Thus, we are not in a simulation.

You know that programs end having a lot of things that weren't intended... You might be bugged... Or a splorch of random pieces of code fused together.


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Sharoth wrote:
I can prove that we are not in a simulation. ~pulls out a mirror~ Nobody would program someone to be this dense or foolish. Nobody! Thus, we are not in a simulation.

So, you blame Nobody for yourself?

The Exchange

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You love speaking in front of crowds? ><

Urk, I don't and would rather hide in a corner...


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Just a Mort wrote:

You love speaking in front of crowds? ><

Urk, I don't and would rather hide in a corner...

It's funny. I have horrible anxiety in small groups, or even being a part OF a large crowd, but if I'm standing in front of one talking, or acting, it's nothing. It's like I'm not me - I'm acting, even when I'm representing myself, I'm acting like the best possible version of myself that I can be.

Before I left Jax I was part of a pretty big church and regularly did skits, plays, and such in front of a couple thousand people at a time.

Plus, I want to get into stand-up comedy too, but...ugh, this region is even worse than Jax for breaking into that.


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As long as you channel Bill Hicks and George Carlin (with or without the "colorful metaphors"), you'll do fine! :)


The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

I MADE ANOTHER THING!

Also thanks to Tac for his comments, and Sharoth for his subscription!

I am quoting this so I can easily find this again so I can check this when I have the chance (which might not be a while as my Saturdays are not mine own.)


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
(There is nothing wrong limit liking dollars. It's the "meh" part I'm against.)

Sigh.

Also: TOTALLY GOT MY LIGHT BLUE BELT TODAY~! WOO~!

(That's a step up from purple, where I'd been, just previously. For the record, our school goes: white -> yellow -> green -> purple -> light blue -> dark blue -> brown -> red -> junior black belt (or black stripe red belt) -> black belt -> other dans.)

Congrats, Tac!

Sovereign Court

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I am alive. steroids are weird, but I was able to get into my soprano voice - badly, weakly and out of control - but I was able to! yay!


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Huzzah for song! Glad to hear it, Jess!


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And, as of now, the last of the leftover Thanksgiving Turkey is gone. I diced it and added it to two bowls of Chicken Ramen Soup with Onion.

Sovereign Court

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I have enough for one more turkey pot pie!


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I don't eat turkey but I seem to remember seeing some still left in the fridge.


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Jess Door wrote:
I am alive. steroids are weird, but I was able to get into my soprano voice - badly, weakly and out of control - but I was able to! yay!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Shadow Lodge

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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:

My job is - apparently - immensely generous on overtime. If I clock in early, nobody complains; if I stay late, nobody complains. I've never done overtime at all at any other job so this one was the first time I had experience with it, and it was only after overtime became a "yeah expect to do this regularly" thing for me that I learned that many other businesses are apparently far more stingy about it.

And no I am not on salary.

They are touchy about being late, though. If you fail to clock in before 8:30 AM, the timeclock locks down until 10:30. You might as well just wait two hours to come in if you aren't going to make it on time. The payroll department head can overwrite it, but she generally doesn't want to, and usually only will if your reason for being late is something outside your control, like a traffic accident or a medical issue.

that is amazing, on both sides of the coin. It is just...wow.

Not sure if i would want to work there or not.

You like wearing shirt and tie every day? Doing a lot if talking with cranky religious leaders? Accounting?

.... On second thought, the math involved would likely drive you away.


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Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:

My job is - apparently - immensely generous on overtime. If I clock in early, nobody complains; if I stay late, nobody complains. I've never done overtime at all at any other job so this one was the first time I had experience with it, and it was only after overtime became a "yeah expect to do this regularly" thing for me that I learned that many other businesses are apparently far more stingy about it.

And no I am not on salary.

They are touchy about being late, though. If you fail to clock in before 8:30 AM, the timeclock locks down until 10:30. You might as well just wait two hours to come in if you aren't going to make it on time. The payroll department head can overwrite it, but she generally doesn't want to, and usually only will if your reason for being late is something outside your control, like a traffic accident or a medical issue.

that is amazing, on both sides of the coin. It is just...wow.

Not sure if i would want to work there or not.

You like wearing shirt and tie every day?
will they pay me enough to wear a tailored suit?
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Doing a lot if talking with cranky religious leaders?

Do this already.

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Accounting?

hisses, falls into fighting crouch

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.... On second thought, the math involved would likely drive you away.

flees


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I've recently noticed that the homunculi don't raise pitch when asking questions, which makes them sound English.

Like how CY posts questions that end in periods, do you know what I'm talking about. They sound like I imagine CY does. :D


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Freehold DM wrote:

indeed.

Poor explanations do more damage to curiosity than outright punishment sometimes. Dismissing the layperson is unwise.

I may be getting a tad cynical.

It seems like people are either interested or not in any given science topic, and there's not much that anyone can do to make this or that more interesting -- especially when it comes to a topic so removed from everyday life, like "Why is the universe accelerating faster than our equations predict?"

It seems that for the most part, people interested in such topics are either 1) science enthusiasts and scientists, and 2) anti-science culture warriors seeking to twist those topics around their agenda. Maybe I'm wrong though, who knows.


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The car is in the shop, in the meantime I'm walking to the game store I never get to go to because it's on the other side of town.

It's about a mile and a half from Farm And Fleet, where the car is.


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Well, I'll give my older brother this: He is a schemer, if nothing else.

I think I mentioned that as soon as the family handed management of our parents' house over to a property manager, they learned to their horror that they have to report California income tax on the rent. It made me laugh.

So now my brother has come up with a wacky scheme: My mother collects 100% of the rent, pays 100% of the taxes, and then gifts our shares of the rent back to us. Since gifts are tax-free, the brothers no longer have to report California income.

It's weird. My analytical side says, "Taxes are still being paid on all rental income, so there's no problem here."
My Lawful side says, "That sounds a heck of a lot like money laundering to me."

So of course, rather than responding to him, I consulted with my accountant to find out whether such shenanigans are legal.

Just another of those weird things I'd never have thought of. I just collect my money, pay my fair share, and move on with my life.
Of course, I live in California, so it's a heck of a lot easier for me since I've been reporting the California income the whole time...

EDIT: And to be fair, in this case there's no tax benefit to anyone involved. My mother has a pension and a traditional IRA, so her income is high enough that we're not getting a significant tax break by transferring the income over to her. So all in all it seems legit. It just feels wrong.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Well, I'll give my older brother this: He is a schemer, if nothing else.

I think I mentioned that as soon as the family handed management of our parents' house over to a property manager, they learned to their horror that they have to report California income tax on the rent. It made me laugh.

So now my brother has come up with a wacky scheme: My mother collects 100% of the rent, pays 100% of the taxes, and then gifts our shares of the rent back to us. Since gifts are tax-free, the brothers no longer have to report California income.

It's weird. My analytical side says, "Taxes are still being paid on all rental income, so there's no problem here."
My Lawful side says, "That sounds a heck of a lot like money laundering to me."

So of course, rather than responding to him, I consulted with my accountant to find out whether such shenanigans are legal.

Just another of those weird things I'd never have thought of. I just collect my money, pay my fair share, and move on with my life.
Of course, I live in California, so it's a heck of a lot easier for me since I've been reporting the California income the whole time...

EDIT: And to be fair, in this case there's no tax benefit to anyone involved. My mother has a pension and a traditional IRA, so her income is high enough that we're not getting a significant tax break by transferring the income over to her. So all in all it seems legit. It just feels wrong.

people have been doing that to avoid taxes for years. Ar least for my area, as long as they do not exceed the gift amount they are fine.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Well, I'll give my older brother this: He is a schemer, if nothing else.

I think I mentioned that as soon as the family handed management of our parents' house over to a property manager, they learned to their horror that they have to report California income tax on the rent. It made me laugh.

So now my brother has come up with a wacky scheme: My mother collects 100% of the rent, pays 100% of the taxes, and then gifts our shares of the rent back to us. Since gifts are tax-free, the brothers no longer have to report California income.

It's weird. My analytical side says, "Taxes are still being paid on all rental income, so there's no problem here."
My Lawful side says, "That sounds a heck of a lot like money laundering to me."

So of course, rather than responding to him, I consulted with my accountant to find out whether such shenanigans are legal.

Just another of those weird things I'd never have thought of. I just collect my money, pay my fair share, and move on with my life.
Of course, I live in California, so it's a heck of a lot easier for me since I've been reporting the California income the whole time...

EDIT: And to be fair, in this case there's no tax benefit to anyone involved. My mother has a pension and a traditional IRA, so her income is high enough that we're not getting a significant tax break by transferring the income over to her. So all in all it seems legit. It just feels wrong.

people have been doing that to avoid taxes for years. Ar least for my area, as long as they do not exceed the gift amount they are fine.

Yes, but:

"people have been doing that to avoid taxes for years" ≠ "this is a legal way to avoid reporting taxes"

I'm afraid I'm Lawful. I care about the right side, too.

(I drive my accountant nuts because according to current Federal tax law, you can only deduct State property taxes from your Federal taxes, and not all the local add-ons. So I make him do it "the right way", even though I'm the only one of his clients who doesn't claim the whole thing.)


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Well, I'll give my older brother this: He is a schemer, if nothing else.

I think I mentioned that as soon as the family handed management of our parents' house over to a property manager, they learned to their horror that they have to report California income tax on the rent. It made me laugh.

So now my brother has come up with a wacky scheme: My mother collects 100% of the rent, pays 100% of the taxes, and then gifts our shares of the rent back to us. Since gifts are tax-free, the brothers no longer have to report California income.

It's weird. My analytical side says, "Taxes are still being paid on all rental income, so there's no problem here."
My Lawful side says, "That sounds a heck of a lot like money laundering to me."

So of course, rather than responding to him, I consulted with my accountant to find out whether such shenanigans are legal.

Just another of those weird things I'd never have thought of. I just collect my money, pay my fair share, and move on with my life.
Of course, I live in California, so it's a heck of a lot easier for me since I've been reporting the California income the whole time...

EDIT: And to be fair, in this case there's no tax benefit to anyone involved. My mother has a pension and a traditional IRA, so her income is high enough that we're not getting a significant tax break by transferring the income over to her. So all in all it seems legit. It just feels wrong.

people have been doing that to avoid taxes for years. Ar least for my area, as long as they do not exceed the gift amount they are fine.

Yes, but:

"people have been doing that to avoid taxes for years" ≠ "this is a legal way to avoid reporting taxes"

I'm afraid I'm Lawful. I care about the right side, too.

(I drive my accountant nuts because according to current Federal tax law, you can only deduct State property taxes from your Federal taxes, and not all the local add-ons. So I make him do it "the right way",...

worry not, this is completely legal. There ARE illegal ways to do it,however, so yes, check with your accountant. CH may or may not have relevant information, ditto orthos. In my experience, this depends a lot on what state you livr in, and what county as well.


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That's why I use Turbo Tax, really; it's expedient, it eases the "lawful" side of my conscience (because the computer can't POSSIBLY be wrong), and it curbs the latent "eff the government; let it all burn" tendencies that I try hard to keep repressed.


Burn it!! Burn all of it!!

And especially the math!!!!

coughs, dozes off


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lisamarlene wrote:
That's why I use Turbo Tax, really; it's expedient, it eases the "lawful" side of my conscience (because the computer can't POSSIBLY be wrong), and it curbs the latent "eff the government; let it all burn" tendencies that I try hard to keep repressed.

sets black manliness to "chaotic seductive"

You know, I'm sure firelight would bring out the...the...

quickly texts whingey wizard, asking him the color of his wife's eyes


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Rantraptor wrote:

Burn it!! Burn all of it!!

And especially the math!!!!

coughs, dozes off

theres my animal companion!


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They already tried getting me for an extra 220.

Yeah, my wife's brothers are mechanics and I hail from three generations of Chicago used car salesmen.

I already heard it all before there buddy.

Dark Archive

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Obviously not a class skill.


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Hazel. Sort of like a green olive that's gone bad in the jar and is edging toward amber.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Rantraptor wrote:

Burn it!! Burn all of it!!

And especially the math!!!!

coughs, dozes off

theres my animal companion!

. . . . Or so I've allowed you to believe . . . .

*ominous chuckle*


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lisamarlene wrote:
That's why I use Turbo Tax, really; it's expedient, it eases the "lawful" side of my conscience (because the computer can't POSSIBLY be wrong), and it curbs the latent "eff the government; let it all burn" tendencies that I try hard to keep repressed.

The reason I'm so uppity about taxes is that I used TurboTax for years and got burned for a $1500 penalty for using it. (Self-employment income, anyone?)

That was back in my grad school days, but I started going to an old high-school-friend-turned-accountant, and as I think I've mentioned, every year that I've bothered to check, he's done better by me than any software by enough that he pays for himself (especially in those years where I do a lot of nonsense and his bill alone runs $800-$900), so I figure (special math edition just for Freehold):

- Extra taxes for doing everything 100% legal: ~$200-$300/year
- Paying an accountant instead of software: ~$500-$800/year
- Money my accountant saves me over software: ~$300-$800/year

So I figure I'm probably losing $300/year for using an accountant. But after being nailed once, it's REALLY nice to have one! (I really should have had that "I'm so sorry" letter from the IRS framed.)


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lisamarlene wrote:
Hazel. Sort of like a green olive that's gone bad in the jar and is edging toward amber.

Ummmm . . . .

Is it bad that I find that description very intriguing??

>.>

<.<

. . . 'cause . . . well . . . I'm intrigued.

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