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Modern Mom 13/09/17(Tue)11:27 No. 1625 ID: 751651 [Reply]
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Tired of spending money for pay TV?
A good old roof antenna will give you high definition broadcasts, up to 100 channels in some markets. A converter box can be used for older TV compatibility, $25-40

tvfool.com, antennaweb.org, rabbitears.info



There is also free satellite TV available, mostly international broadcasting but there's some cool stuff out there too.
Search for "FTA Satellite". A low cost fixed dish can run you $200-300 if you install it yourself. Ku-band (small dish) has a lot, C-band (large dish) has even more.

No monthly fees at all, for the price of 2 months of Direct or Dish you can get the equipment for free TV for life.


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Modern Mom 17/03/20(Mon)07:55 No. 2978 ID: 193bde

1 lookup the frequencies you are interested in in your area.
2 check out the measurements for a yagi antenna on said frequency
3 build said antenna, which is cheap and very easy if youre willing to pay attention for about 10 minutes, you will need a few lenghs of copper wire and some wood or anything non conductive to hold them.


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Modern Mom 17/03/20(Mon)08:46 No. 2979 ID: 193bde

You may also want to look into software-defined radios and how to get TV from them, an rtl2832u dongle is about 7.50$US.

A yagi is has
-a driven element, meaning a U shaped wire, on end connected to the center wire on the coax, the other end conneted to the outer layer IE ground.
-a few parasitic elements, meaning lengths of metal measured to be resonant at the frequency you are interested in, the lengh and spacing in between each element is speficic to the frequency range you want, use online calculators or whatever design you find on the interwebs.
-one or several reflecting elements, meaning lenghs of wire larger than the others, so on so forth.

Onward, lad.
To glory


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Modern Mom 17/04/19(Wed)19:02 No. 2997 ID: 967dbf

I got a capture card for my pc; two actually. I have one ancient analog->mpeg2 card with inputs for coaxial, RCA, and Svideo and one digital->passthrough for (coaxial) ISDB-t/s (Japan). Less expensive than the integrated-DVR TV sets they sell here and infinitely more capable.




Modern Mom 16/07/04(Mon)00:45 No. 2854 ID: 7715bc [Reply]
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Protip - ALDI

If you have one near you, this is a place to pay hundreds of dollars less for groceries. If you buy the right items, thy're even healthy.


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Modern Mom 17/03/17(Fri)12:42 No. 2977 ID: 602cb1

>>2964
Snickers are garbage food with garbage nutrition.


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Modern Mom 17/03/20(Mon)17:19 No. 2980 ID: e05d71

ALDI is shit.
Got amped after paying $5 for some from T-bone steaks. Take them out of the package, start defrosting them.. while waiting, for shit I read the packaging:
Sodium: 10,000 MILIGRAMS.

tttttttthanks.


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Modern Mom 17/04/19(Wed)14:45 No. 2996 ID: e3157a

ALDI is probably the shittiest store. fucking processed meats and canned vegetables




LIFE HACK! Modern Mom 14/11/19(Wed)01:32 No. 2456 ID: f26904 [Reply]
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How it works: If you own a lot of earrings, they can easily get lost or disorganized. Pinterest and other websites have a lot of ideas to help, from hanging them on cheese graters or sports rackets to replacing glass in a picture frame with wire mesh.

How it actually worked: I didn't have a cheese grater or tennis racket to spare, nor the time to measure and tack mesh over a picture frame. So I started looking around the house for other candidates. I had a mesh magazine holder that held glossies from 2011. Bingo.

Life changing?: Yes. Not only did I recycle the magazines, but I also upcycled the office supply into something more functional. I put the pairs of earrings I had on one side, and single earrings on the other side, in case I find their matches. I ended up filling the inside with my bangle bracelets so I got double storage with one item.


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Modern Mom 15/10/27(Tue)07:53 No. 2765 ID: 169f1a

>>2456
Capitalistic cancer


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Modern Mom 17/03/15(Wed)11:38 No. 2976 ID: f1c74b

>>2456
Go away


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Modern Mom 17/04/18(Tue)13:35 No. 2995 ID: e3157a

>>2456
cancer




Make Something Little into Something More The Poor Fag !!IyLwOwZ2Su 13/10/11(Fri)02:57 No. 1679 ID: 932794 [Reply]
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Poorfag here. Like most of you, I only have 20 USD. Are there any ways I can make this into something more?


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Modern Mom 16/12/06(Tue)05:56 No. 2920 ID: 9f7ccb

Throw it in a 401k or IRA.


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Modern Mom 16/12/14(Wed)03:09 No. 2928 ID: 7769ef

>>1934
what if I'm a straight dude that will do anything?


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Modern Mom 17/04/06(Thu)22:58 No. 2991 ID: 61180d
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>>2928
Simple, become bi-curious.
Sucking dick isn't that bad, really, and if you're really a faggot; you'll even enjoy it.




Modern Mom 16/12/13(Tue)15:14 No. 2924 ID: 7d6fd0 [Reply]
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I have an appointment to get some tests done to prove i have ADHD and autism. (I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child but not autism.) so i can get SSI. Now, i know its not a popular thing, but how do i prove i have autism? Im socially retarded, that much is clear to me, but how do i prove that? Do i just start throwing up as soon as i try communicating with another human? I don't want to work, thats my dream. People are always going on about following your dream. I dont need moralists and baby boomers who have "strong" work ethics and ideas telling me what for.


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anon 17/02/09(Thu)19:26 No. 2950 ID: 467691

tell them what they want to hear , to get the things you want to get , im happying the same , with the difference that i dont have any dream


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Modern Mom 17/03/04(Sat)01:13 No. 2971 ID: 2140d8

I got tested by psychiatrists when I was a teenager and I was diagnosed with Aspergers. I used this to my advantage and got into SSI, made a living as a shut in in my own apartment for years. Eventually I was unable to afford an apartment because of rent prices increasing and I don't have a way to make more money now. Eventually you're gonna reach a point where you need more money. You need to find an extra source of income. You can't just live off of SSI. I did that for along time and I'm regretting it.


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Modern Mom 17/03/25(Sat)01:47 No. 2985 ID: 96dcf4

>>2924
How old are you?




I am verbally very talented yet I suck at everything else,how do i make$$$ Modern Mom 17/03/10(Fri)00:49 No. 2972 ID: f8cd1d [Reply]
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>In college atm but I think i may need to prep for the worst (shitty grades)
> Am in top 99.9 percentile when it comes to verbal reasoning with a verbal reasoning score of 151. I got this score on the WAIS IQ test
>My performance IQ is not good. I essentially have the mentel age of an 11 year old when it comes to maths
>i am dyslexic, i read slow as fuck, and am not too good at spelling/grammer (thank fukk for grammarly) (this may or may not be an add)
>am 18


How can us verbally gifted people get that $$$$$$$


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Modern Mom 17/03/10(Fri)01:56 No. 2973 ID: 5aaae2

DO YOU SUCK DICKS?


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Modern Mom 17/03/15(Wed)00:33 No. 2975 ID: f8cd1d

>>2973
yep




Dumpster Thread That Guy 15/05/22(Fri)20:59 No. 2593 ID: 25fc56 [Reply]
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I've done it, Anons. I quit my job which I hate. Although my family and friends are in a panic because I don't have another crappy minimum-wage income waiting for me, I am entirely comfortable with this. I need a month off to write a particular book, anyway.

One way to supplement my savings while I am not working is salvage. By "salvage", I mean a polite term for dumpster diving. It's not a consistent form of income, but I am more than willing to give it a try.

The pictured book is the Art and Science of Dumpster Diving by John Hoffman. He also wrote Dumpster Diving: The Advanced Course. These books are out of print and getting harder to find. I had to order the former twice through Amazon before I finally got my grubby mits on a copy, but there is an ebook form of it available. I give both a huge recommendation and can go into detail if anyone is interested in reviews.

I have been a scavenger since college when my allowance wasn't quite enough to cover both bills and food. I have never before attempted to sell nor trade anything I have recovered. Turning forty this year, I decided to rent a small storage unit and return to this hobby.

I will begin giving a summaries of what I am finding in following posts. Hey, I don't like seeing a wall of text in an OP either. Summary: I am having way more fun diving than I ever did at any job.


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Modern Mom 16/08/09(Tue)10:31 No. 2864 ID: 50135e

>>2862
There was some attempt to get supermarket dumpster-divers legally protected, after a handful got arrested for trespassing or even theft, for taking food (past it's display until, but not use by, date). Dunno what came of it, though.
Industrial estates might be worth trying, if a company is closing down they will throw out all sorts of stationery, office equipment etc. I got a "broken" laser printer in 2005 (admittedly this was from another company in the building where I worked, so I knew it was there in advance), put a new drum cartridge in it (£40, in the days when the worst brand-new laser printer would be over £150) and it's still working today. Admittedly I don't use it very much, not sure if I'll be able to get any more toner when my two cartridges run out.
Also, as OP has established, building sites are wasteful as fuck. They throw away stuff they simply can't be bothered to carry back to the van, sometimes. You can get unopened packs of all sorts, slightly-damaged (or just dirty) tools etc.


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Modern Mom 16/08/13(Sat)05:37 No. 2870 ID: a58fb8

>>2593

I had a couple friends that started a side business cleaning out sheds, garages,attics and basements. They had a van. So they got paid to clean out the spaces and to haul away the "trash". They sorted the stuff and then sold what they felt was salvageable at flea markets once or twice a month. They pulled down some decent money and double dipped.


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Modern Mom 17/02/21(Tue)10:51 No. 2965 ID: aa90ac

why would you spend $50 month to sell a used scuffed up door no one wants. i love dumpster diving , but damn watch those storage prices.

used vacuums? good luck selling those. i bought a dyson for $50 and fixed it up , nice ass vacuum.

heres a better tip. grab every usable item out of dumpsters, house flips , etc. clean it up a little, document it, and donate it to charity. taking the donations off your taxes.

i second the guy talking about working as a house cleaner. the guy they hire when they want an entire house worth of crap gone. i did it once , just one old guy who died. he had 300 $30 shirts. i guess he just wore one after the other each day of the year. fuck laundry!

filled up an entire van full of household items. kept the good, donated the rest.

only problem now is that i found out im a hoarder. so now every week i try to get rid of 10 boxes of shit.




save money on food by not paying for it shepard+dog 17/02/15(Wed)16:19 No. 2954 ID: f1d828 [Reply]
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hello i see were trying to save money so i thought id share some general rules i use when dumpster diving

while it may seem nasy at first its amazing what is tossed away by the "effcent" capitalism we live under i currently just finished a pack of baggles with chease and ham to make a crude Mc morning sandwich

1 time
times one of the two most important factors time can take on multiple faces however such as the time from throw out till you find and the time of year it can also account for the time of dumpster removal and pick up these three factors come together under the general rule of time obviously the less time between finding food and a dumpster and when the food enters the dumpster the better as it will have less time to rot however given the time of year currently as I write this it is winter there for the outside is a complete freezer thus negating the factor of how long ago it was thrown away as the natural environment is preserving goodies

2 packaging
Packaging is the only barrier between delicious food and the rotting external environment found within a dumpster so only take items whose packaging is visibly intact this is also a decent security measure to determine whether or not bugs or varmints have tried to nibble away at the food

3 processed goods
Obviously the more processed that food items are the safer they are as things such as canning or pasteurization kill any potential bacteria inside the packaging so as long as the package is intact these items are prime value and anything else in your bag should be secondary to any sort of canned good or processed packaged food things such as flour or sugar should be avoided fruits and vegetables should also be avoided as they spoil easily and rarely have airtight packages that's can adequately protect the food inside

4 meat hiararchy
Due to my understanding of meat processing this kind of falls under processed Goods but it's a bit more specific from my experience pig meat is one of the only meats you can be almost 100% certain is safe to eat even in the middle of the hot summer sun this is due to the high amounts of salt that are used in the production process of pig meat the second popular meet would be some sort of steak or cut cow meat I do not recommend ground beef or any sort of Blended ground-up meat as it is harder to identify spoiling last on the list is bird meat I would advise to steer clear of bird meat of any kind due to the higher levels of diseases being present in bird meat such as chicken
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Modern Mom 17/02/15(Wed)16:39 No. 2956 ID: 0c2267

im glad this is here
good stuff, thanks


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Modern Mom 17/02/15(Wed)23:12 No. 2959 ID: 7fd13b

>>2955

Wow an effective way of stealing phone shaped things from a store...

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DUMPSTER DIVING!!


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shepard+dog 17/02/16(Thu)16:10 No. 2960 ID: 7d9d5d

thought i posted that as a seperat post ....oh well guess i got em both in one spot so i can reply to any question on both topics




Modern Mom 16/10/27(Thu)16:42 No. 2897 ID: e39136 [Reply]
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Modern Mom 17/01/08(Sun)02:19 No. 2940 ID: 55a282

when I first saw this I thought the fat boss was kneeling down shoving a midget with his belly




Good first/low budget investments. Modern Mom 14/09/13(Sat)08:47 No. 2312 ID: 1862b0 [Reply]
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Hey there guys. I am a hard working 21 year old, and I've set aside $1500 from wage slaving to begin an investment portfolio. I'm currently considering using a chunk of that money to purchase silver bullion, because it seems like a guaranteed profit over the long run. Pictured is the exact object with which I would like to start my financial future, a 1kg silver bar that can be had for only $629 in the current economic climate. Does anybody have any tips for the poor, wannabe investor such as myself? And is anybody else starting this journey or thinking about it?


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Modern Mom 16/12/09(Fri)12:34 No. 2923 ID: 1fc8a1

Invest in silver. I am 39 now, and when I was 19 silver was $5 an ounce and now it is $17. Over 300% increase in only 20 years! A few years ago it was around $40!!!

Gold great if you can afford it as it's worth is tied to world currencies. In the same 20 year time perios gold has also risen 300% from $500 an ounce to around $1500.


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Modern Mom 17/01/02(Mon)01:53 No. 2937 ID: d3d12c

You can use the 2008 market prices for most things, to determine the cheapest it's willing to get.

Silver hit $9/oz in 2008, went to $48 by 2011 before ComEx started manipulating the price w/ by dumping naked futures on the market.

ECB + JCB are having to buy ~$150bn of "stuff" a month just to keep their economies afloat. We're gonna get slammed with a ton of inflation sooner than later. Interest on fiat is verifiably the problem now, they'll resort to permanent money creation and pay off their own debts. Once that happens we'll get lots of inflation and hard assets will do very nicely.


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Modern Mom 17/01/02(Mon)01:55 No. 2938 ID: d3d12c

>>2937
Forgot to mention, I'm building my position anywhere between $9-16/oz.

Gonna sell $30+ easily.

I'm mostly excited for cryptocurrency, Peercoin is $5m cap vs Bitcoin's $12bn, and is the genesis for the system Ethereum uses (and a ton of other clones). $5m cap will easily get to $100m sometime 2017, it's cheapest I think it'll ever get right *now*. 33c average cost, I'll easily be able to dump these for $1, then $3, then $5-7, and saving a chunk for whatever stupid number it gets to.

Gotta love standard deviation movements in niche assets! Rare, but they exist!




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