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I literally have tens of thousands of dollars in top-shelf hardware, looking to repurpose some before selling on eBay to build a NAS system, possibly a dedicated firewall device as well. o_O
Q1) What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.** A1) This will be a dedicated NAS system for my home network. As such, I'm looking to have it: - Host ##TB's of 720, 1080 & up resolution Movies and TV Shows I'm about to begin ripping from a MASSIVE DVD & Blueray collection I have. - My kids are big on Minecraft. I understand it's possible to host your own "worlds" (or whatever they call the maps you can build) on your own "server". I think it would be pretty neat to offer them (& their friends - if can be done 'safely/securely') their own partition on one of my NAS HDD's. - I also have accounts with a couple diff VPN companies... I understand it's possible (?) to sync said VPN's with a NAS, this might be a more relative topic on the next point/purpose... - I'd like to be able to remotely link to this NAS for when I travel overseas and want to stream at my temp location from my house/this NAS. ______________________ Q2) What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?** * A2) Here's where I make matters more complicated than most others would... I've been an advocate for Bitcoin and crypto-currencies in general since 2013. I invested in a small mining outfit back in 2014 (strictly Bitcoin/ASIC's). One of my buddies is the President of a large-scale mining operation (foreign and domestic) and he convinced me to dabble in the GPU mining-space. I made my first hardware purchase in Q4, 2017 and launched a small-scale GPU-Farm in my house since then. I had the rigs mining up until Q3 of 2018 (not cost-efficient to keep on, especially living in SoFlo) and since then, the hardware's been collecting dust (& pissing off my family members since they lost access to 3X rooms in the house - I won't let anyone go near my gear). One of my New Years Resolutions for 2019 was to clear out the house of all my mining equipment so that's all about to go up on eBay. So "budget" is relative to whatever I "MUST" spend if I can't repurpose any of the parts I already have on hand for this build... (Anyone having something I "need" and is looking to barter for one of the items I'll list later on in here, LMK). ______________________ Q3) When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.** A3) IMMEDIATELY! :) ______________________ Q4) What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)** A4) Well I had a half-assed idea approximately 1 year ago that it might be wise to build a bunch of 'gaming rigs' to sell on eBay with my intended repurposed mining hardware so I went on a shopping spree for like 6 months. That said; I've got a plethora of various other components that aren't even unboxed yet. 90% of the items I've purchased for this additional project were items that were marked down via MIR (mail-in-rebates) & what-not...
AFAIK, there are only 3X items I absolutely do not have which I 'MUST' find. Those would be - 1) Motherboard which accepts "ECC RAM". 2) CPU for said MOBO. 3) Said "ECC RAM".\*
______________________ Q5) Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?** A5) I'm located in Southwest Florida. No Microcenter's here. Best Buy is pretty much my only option although I am a member of Newegg, Amazon & Costco if that makes any difference? ______________________ Q6) If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.** A6) In an attempt to better clean up this Q&A, I'm going to list the items I have on-hand at the end of this questionnaire in-case passers-by feel like this might be a TLDR.* (Scroll to the bottom & you'll see what I mean). ______________________ Q7) Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?** A7) I don't think that's necessary for my intended purpose although - I'm not against it if that helps & FWIW, I'm pretty skilled @ this task already (it's not rocket science). ______________________ Q8) Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)** A8) As stated in A4; ECC RAM is non-negotiable... RAID seems like a logical application here as well. - This will predominantly be receiving commands from MacOS computers. I don't think that matters really but figured it couldn't hurt to let you guys know.\* - I'd also be quite fond of implementing "PFSENSE" (or something of that caliber) applied to this system so I could give my Netgear Nighthawks less stress in that arena, plus my limited understanding of PFSENSE is that it's ability to act as a firewall runs circles around anything that comes with consumer-grade Wi-Fi routers (like my Nighthawks). Just the same, I'm open to building a second rig just for the firewall.\* - Another desirable feature would be that it draws as little electricity from the wall as possible. (I'm EXTREMELY skilled in this arena. I have "Kill-A-Watts" to test/gauge on, as well as an intimate understanding of the differences between Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium rated PSU's. As well as having already measured each of the PSU's I have on-hand and taken note of the 'target TDP draw' ("Peak Power Efficiency Draw") each one offers when primed with X amount of GPU's when I used them for their original purpose.\* - Last, but not least, sound (as in noise created from the rig). I'd like to prop this device up on my entertainment center in the living room. I've (almost) all of the top-shelf consumer grade products one could dream of regarding fans and other thermal-related artifacts. - Almost forgot; this will be hosting to devices on the KODI platform (unless you guys have better alternative suggestions?) ______________________ Q9) Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?** A9) Definitely! Desired theme would be WHITE. If that doesn't work for whatever reason, black or gray would suffice. Regarding "Case Size". Nah, that's not too important although I don't foresee a mini-ITX build making sense if I'm going to be cramming double digit amounts of TB in the system, Internal HDD's sounds better than a bunch of externals plugged in all the USB ports. ______________________ Q10) Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?** A10) I don't know. If I do need a copy of Windows, I don't have one so that's something I'll have to consider I guess. I doubt that's a necessity though. ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ **Extra info or particulars:*\* AND NOW TO THE FUN-STUFF... Here's a list of everything (PARTS PARTS PARTS) I have on-hand and ready to deploy into the wild &/or negotiate a trade/barter with: CASES - Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 Arctic White (Model# Crypto-Currency-9011048-WW) - (Probably my top pick for this build). Cooler Master HAF XB EVO (This is probably my top 1st or 2nd pick for this build, the thing is a monster!). Cooler Master Elite 130 - Mini ITX - Black Cooler Master MasterBox 5 MID-Tower - Black & White Raidmax Sigma-TWS - ATX - White MasterBox Lite 5 - ATX - Black w/ diff. Colored accent attachments (included with purchase) NZXT S340 Elite Matte White Steel/Tempered Glass Edition EVGA DG-76 Alpine White - Mid Tower w/ window EVGA DG-73 Black - Mid Tower w/ window (I have like 3 of these) ______________________ CPU's - ***7TH GEN OR BELOW INTEL's ("Code Name Class mentioned next to each one)**\* Pentium G4400 (Skylake @54W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "ECC CAPABLE" Celeron G3930 (Kaby Lake @ 51W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "ECC CAPABLE" :) i5 6402P (Skylake @65W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :( i5 6600k (Skylake @ 91W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :( i7 6700 (Skylake @ 65W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :( i7 7700k (Kaby Lake @ 95W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :( ***8TH GEN INTEL's **\* i3-8350K (Coffee Lake @91W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "ECC FRIENDLY" :) I5-8600K (Coffee Lake @95W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :( ***AMD RYZEN's **\* Ryzen 3 2200G Ryzen 5 1600 Ryzen 7 1700X ______________________ MOTHERBOARDS - ***7TH GEN AND BELOW INTEL BASED MOBO'S - **\* MSI Z170A-SLI ASUS PRIME Z270-A ASUS PRIME Z270-P ASUS PRIME Z270-K EVGA Z270 Stinger GIGABYTE GA-Z270XP-SLI MSI B150M ARCTIC MSI B250M MICRO ATX (PRO OPT. BOOST EDITION) ***8TH GEN INTEL BASED MOBO'S - **\* EVGA Z370 FTW GIGABYTE Z370XP SLI (Rev. 1.0) MSI Z370 SLI PLUS ***AMD RYZEN BASED MOBO'S - **\* ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING MSI B350 TOMAHAWK MSI X370 GAMING PRO ASROCK AB350M PRO4 ______________________ RAM - Way too many to list, nothing but 4 & 8GB DDR4 sticks and unfortunately, none are ECC so it's not even worth mentioning/listing these unless someone reading this is willing to barter. At which time I'd be obliged to send an itemized list or see if I have what they're/you're specifically looking for.\* ______________________ THERMAL APPLICATIONS/FANS - JUST FANS - BeQuiet - Pure Wings 2 (80mm) Pure Wings 2 (120mm) Pure Wings 2 (140mm) Silent Wings 3 PWM (120mm) NOCTUA - PoopBrown - NF-A20 PWM (200mm) Specifically for the BIG "CoolerMaster HAF XB EVO" Case GREY - NF-P12 Redux - 1700RPM (120mm) PWM Corsair - Air Series AF120LED (120mm) CPU COOLING SYSTEMS - NOCTUA - NT-HH 1.4ml Thermal Compound NH-D15 6 Heatpipe system (this thing is the tits) EVGA (Extremely crappy coding in the software here, I'm like 99.99% these will be problematic if I were to try and use in any OS outside of Windows, because they barely ever work in the intended Windows as it is). CLC 240 (240mm Water-cooled system CRYORIG - Cryorig C7 Cu (Low-Profile Copper Edition*) A few other oversized CPU cooling systems I forget off the top of my head but a CPU cooler is a CPU cooler after comparing to the previous 3 models I mentioned. I almost exclusively am using these amazing "Innovation Cooling Graphite Thermal Pads" as an alternative to thermal paste for my CPU's. They're not cheap but they literally last forever. NZXT - Sentry Mesh Fan Controller ______________________ POWER SUPPLIES (PSU's) - BeQuiet 550W Straight Power 11 (GOLD) EVGA - 750P2 (750W, Platinum) 850P2 (850W, Platinum) 750T2 (750W, TITANIUM - yeah baby, yeah) ROSEWILL - Quark 750W Platinum Quark 650W Platinum SEASONIC - Focus 750W Platinum ______________________ STORAGE - HGST Ultrastar 3TB - 64mb Cache - 7200RPM Sata III (3.5) 4X Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD's 2X Team Group L5 LITE 3D 2.5" SSD's 480GB 2X WD 10TB Essential EXT (I'm cool with shucking) + 6X various other external HDD's (from 4-8TB) - (Seagate, WD & G-Drives) ______________________ Other accessories worth mentioning - PCI-E to 4X USB hub-adapter (I have a dozen or so of these - might not be sufficient enough &/or needed but again, 'worth mentioning' in case I somehow ever run out of SATA & USB ports and have extra external USB HDD's. Although, I'm sure there would be better suited components if I get to that point that probably won't cost all that much). ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ Needless to say, I have at least 1X of everything mentioned above. In most all cases, I have multiples of these items but obviously won't be needing 2X CPU's, Cases, etc... Naturally, I have GPU's. Specifically; At least 1X of every. Single. NVIDIA GTX 1070 TI (Yes, I have every variation of the 1070 ti made by MSI, EVGA and Zotac. The only brand I don't have is the Gigabyte line. My partners have terrible experience with those so I didn't even bother. I'm clearly not going to be needing a GPU for this build but again, I'm cool with discussing the idea of a barter if anyone reading this is in the market for one. I also have some GTX 1080 TI's but those are already spoken for, sorry. It's my understanding that select CPU's I have on this list are ECC Friendly and AFAIK, only 1 of my MOBO's claims to be ECC Friendly (The ASROCK AB350M PRO4), but for the life of me, I can't find any corresponding forums that confirm this and/or direct me to a listing where I can buy compatible RAM. Just the same, if I go w/ the ASROCK MOBO, that means I'd be using one of the Ryzens. Those are DEF. power hungry little buggers. Not a deal-breaker, just hoping to find something a little more conservative in terms of TDP. In closing, I don't really need someone to hold my hand with the build part as much as figuring out which motherboard, CPU and RAM to get. Then I'm DEFINITELY going to need some guidance on what OS is best for my desired purpose. If building 2X Rigs makes sense, I'm totally open to that as well... Rig 1 = EPIC NAS SYSTEM Rig 2 = EPIC PFSENSE (or the like) DEDICATED FIREWALL Oh, I almost forgot... The current routers I'm using are... 1X Netgear Nighthawk 6900P (Modem + Router) 1X Netgear Nighthawk X6S (AC 4000 I believe - Router dedicated towards my personal devices - no IoT &/or Guests allowed on this one) 1X TP-Link Archer C5 (Router). Total overkill after implementing the Nighthawks but this old beast somehow has the best range, plus it has 2X USB ports so for now, it's dedicated towards my IoT devices. ---- I also have a few other Wi-Fi routers (Apple Airport Extreme & some inferior Netgear's but I can only allocate so many WiFi Routers to so many WiFi channels w/out pissing off my neighbors) On that note, I have managed to convince my neighbors to let me in their house/WiFi configuration so we all have our hardware locked on specific, non-competing frequencies/channels so everyone's happy. :) Please spare me the insults as I insulted myself throughout this entire venture. Part of why I did this was because when I was a kid, I used to fantasize about building a 'DREAM PC' but could never afford such. To compensate for this deficiency, I would actually print out the latest and greatest hardware components on a word document, print the lists up & tape to wall (for motivation). I was C++ certified at the age of 14 and built my first PC when I was 7. At the age of 15 I abandoned all hope in the sector and moved on to other aspirations. This entire ordeal was largely based off me finally fulfilling a childhood fantasy. On that note = mission accomplished. Now if I'm actually able to fulfill my desires on this post, I'm definitely going to feel less shitty about blowing so much money on all this stuff over the last couple years. TIA for assisting in any way possible. Gotta love the internets! THE END. :) EDIT/UPDATE (5 hours after OP) - My inbox is being inundated with various people asking for prices and other reasonable questions about my hardware being up for sale. Not to be redundant but rather to expound on my previous remarks about 'being interested in a bartetrade' with any of you here... I did say I was going to sell my gear on eBay in the near future, I also said I wanted to trade/barter for anything relative to helping me accomplish my OP's mission(s). I'm not desperate for the $$$ but I'm also not one of those people that likes to rip other people off. That said; I value my time and money invested in this hardware and I'm only willing to unload it all once I've established I have ZERO need for any of it here in my home first. Hence my writing this lengthy thread in an attempt to repurpose at least a grand or two I've already spent. One of the most commonly asked questions I anticipate receiving from interested bodies is going to be "How hard were you on your hardware?" Contrary to what anyone else would have probably done in my scenario which is say they were light on it whether they were or weren't, I documented my handling of the hardware, and have no problem sharing such documentation with verified, interested buyers (WHEN THE TIME COMES) to offer you guys peace of mind. I have photo's and video's of the venture from A-Z. I am also obliged to provide (redacted) electricity bill statements where you can correlate my photo's (power draw on each rig), and also accurately deduct the excess power my house consumed with our other household appliances. Even taking into consideration how much (more) I spent in electricity from keeping my house at a constant, cool 70-72F year-round (via my Nest thermostat). Even without the rigs, I keep my AC @ 70 when I'm home and for the last 1.5-2 years, I just so happened to spend 85% of my time here at my house. When I would travel, I'd keep it at 72 for my wife & kids. Additionally; I had each GPU 'custom' oveunderclocke'd (MSI Afterburner for all GPU's but the EVGA's).* I doubt everyone reading this is aware so this is for those that don't.... EVGA had the brilliant idea of implementing what they call "ICX technology" in their latest NVIDIA GTX GPU's. The short(est) explanation of this "feature" goes as follows: EVGA GPU's w/ "ICX 9 & above" have EXTRA HEAT/THERMAL SENSORS. Unlike every other GTX 1070 ti on the market, the one's with this feature actually have each of 2/2 on-board fans connected to individual thermal sensors. Which means - if you were to use the MSI Afterburner program on one of these EVGA's and create a custom fan curve for it, you'd only be able to get 1/2 of the fans to function the way intended. The other fan simply would not engage as the MSI Afterburner software wasn't designed/coded to recognize/ communicate with an added sensor (let alone sensor'S). This, in-turn, would likely result in whoever's using it the unintended way having a GPU defect on them within the first few months I'd imagine... Perhaps if they had the TDP power settings dumbed down as much as I did (60-63%), they might get a year or two out of it since it wouldn't run as near as hot, but I doubt any longer than that since cutting off 50% of the cooling system on one of these can't be ignored too long, surely capacitors would start to blow and who knows what else... (Warning = RANT) Another interesting side-note about the EVGA's and their "Precision-X" OveUnderclocking software is that it's designed to only recognize 4X GPU's on a single system. For miners, that's just not cool. My favorite builds had 8X and for the motherboards that weren't capable of maintaining stable sessions on 8, I set up with 6X. Only my EVGA Rigs had 3 or 4X GPU's dedicated to a single motherboard. Furthermore, and as stated in an earlier paragraph, (& this is just my opinion) = EVGA SOFTWARE SUCKS! Precision X wasn't friendly with every motherboard/CPU I threw at it and their extension software for the CLC Close-Loop-Cooling/ CPU water-coolers simply didn't work on anything, even integrating into their own Precision-X software. The amount of time it took me to finally find compatible matches with that stuff was beyond maddening. (END RANT). Which leads me to my other comments on the matter. That's what I had every single 1070 ti set at for TDP = 60-63%. Dropping the power load that much allowed me to bring down (on average) each 1070 ti to a constant 110-115W (mind you, this is only possible w/ "Titanium" rated PSU's, Platinum comes pretty damn close to the Titanium though) while mining Ethereum and was still able to maintain a bottom of 30 MH/s and a ceiling of 32 MH/s. Increasing the TDP to 80, 90, 100% or more only increased my hashrates (yields) negligibly, like 35-36 MH/s TOPS, which also meant each one was not only pulling 160-180W+ (Vs. the aforementioned 115'ish range), it also meant my rigs were creating a significantly greater amount of heat! Fortunately for the GPU's and my own personal habits, I live in South Florida where it's hot as balls typically, last winter was nothing like this one. Increasing my yields by 10-15% didn't justify increasing the heat production in my house by >30%, nor the added electricity costs from subjecting my AC handlers to that much of an extra work-load. For anyone reading this that doesn't know/understand what I'm talking about - after spending no less than 2-3 hours with each. and. every. one. I didn't play with the settings on just one and universally apply the settings to the rest. I found the 'prime' settings and documented them with a label-maker and notepad. Here's the math in a more transparent manner: *** I NEVER LET MY GPU's BREACH 61C, EVER. Only my 8X GPU rigs saw 60-61 & it was the ones I had in the center of the build (naturally). I have REALLY high power fans (used on BTC ASIC MINERS) that were sucking air from those GPU's which was the only way I was able to obtain such stellar results while mining with them. **\* Mining at "acceptable" heat temps (not acceptable to me, but most of the internet would disagree = 70C) and overclocking accordingly brings in X amount of yields per unit. = 'Tweaking' (underclocking) the GPU's to my parameters reduced my yield per unit from -10-15%, but it SAVED me well over 30-35% in direct electricity consumption, and an unknown amount of passive electricity consumption via creating approximately 20%+ less heat for my AC handler to combat. I say all this extra stuff not just for anyone interested in mining with their GPU's, but really to answer (in-depth) the apparent questions you people are asking me in PM's. Something else that should help justify my claims of being so conservative should be the fact I only have/used "Platinum and Titanium" rated PSU's. Heat production, power efficiency and longevity of the hardware were ALWAYS my top priority.* . I truly thought Crypto would continue to gain and/or recover and bounce back faster than it did. If this project had maintained positive income for 12 months+, I'd have expanded one of our sites to also cater to GPU mining on a gnarly scale. Once I have my NAS (& possibly 2nd rig for the firewall) successfully built, I'll be willing/able to entertain selling you guys some/all of the remaining hardware prior to launching on eBay. If there's something you're specifically looking for that I listed having, feel free to PM me with that/those specific item(s). Don't count on an immediate response but what you can count on is me honoring my word in offering whoever asks first right of refusal when the time comes for me to sell this stuff. Fortunately for me, PM's are time-stamped so that's how I'll gauge everyone's place in line. I hope this extra edit answers most of the questions you guys wanted to have answered and if not, sorry I guess. I'll do my best to bring light to anything I've missed out on after I realize whatever that error was/is. The only way anyone is getting first dibs on my hardware otherwise is if they either offer compelling insight into my original questions, or have something I need to trade w/. THE END (Round#2)
Hey all, I run a 8600k with GTX 970, MSI Z370 Gaming Plus, 16 GB RAM 3000MHZ, EVGA Supernova G2 750W, m.2 ssd samsung evo 970 pro, and 2 normal WD Blue Sata drives. So, I have been having an issue that I just cannot explain and I have tried almost everything that I have found - and I found a lot in 3 days - in reputable sites online but still to no avail. My CPU cores have been running for the last year or so on 4.6mhz with XMP enabled, not having messed with any other settings in the (voltage was on auto) and running fine, except for 1 thing. CPU demanding games (BFV, Apex Legends) would underperform, but just enough so I would blame it on my "shitty" GPU (I run 1440p and 970 should be expected to underperform at the newer releases) and not look into it further, cause I am an idiot. This became apparent to me lately where I tried to play MORDHAU (64vs64 mode is pretty demanding on CPU) with some friends, and the CPU throttling is so obvious there that forced me to look into it but also consider that both previous mentioned games also had more or less the same issue. I will explain exactly what happens that makes me think it is CPU throttling, in order to give you a better understanding: The game runs (when stable) at 80-100 fps with medium settings give or take then suddenly dips to 5 fps for anywhere between 20 seconds and 2 minutes only to jump up again. It happens completely randomly, to the point where the first time I played it only happened twice in 2 hours and the next time I tried to play it happened non stop and made the game unplayable. I dropped all the settings to the lowest, even went as low as 1200x800 resolution but while fps increases greatly, the dips to 5 fps still happen frequently. Drivers were updated but I also downloaded a recent hotfix update from NVIDIA that wasn't on GeForce Experience and supposedly fixes some CPU usage issues. I transferred the game to my SSD just to see if it was a read issue, nothing, I put all the usually suggested settings - High priority CPU on the game from task manager and tweaked the settings on Geforce Control Panel but still the same. In the time this happens my CPU temp is at 60-70C and does not increase or drop, GPU temp is 65-80C and does not increase or drop, all 6 Core Clocks are stuck at 4600Mhz but CPU usage dips to 25%-35% from 55%-70% while fps dips. Speccy showed mobo at 41C and Voltage on cpu load reaches 1.216 to 1.232 and when not loaded its as low as 1.206, so looks pretty normal. This appeared like CPU throttling, so I thought VRMs overheating might be an issue here and when I removed the tempered glass and touched the VRMs, they were burning hot. I went to bios and changed back to stock clock speeds (with game boost) which takes the Clocks to 4.3-4.4 only for it to happen again. I switched game boost off and tried turbo boost only (4.1 Mhz) and again, nothing. In this case, I even tried running with the case glass open, switched all my air flow to have 2 case fans directly blow air towards the VRMs and an air conditioning unit directly on top of the case blow cold air towards it. The VRMs were not hot in this case but the issue remained the same. The only thing that improved is that the throttling is slightly shorter in duration but happens in (more or less) the same random frequency making the game unplayable (also pc is unusable at this time from stuttering). I ran HeavyLoad to see if the CPU had an issue but the test turned out fine. I read about how sometimes mobo power limits your CPU so I increased it from 95W and 120W short to 150W and 200W, but again nothing. I also read about how this could be caused by malware (heard about a bitcoin mining virus) so I ran multiple scans with different programs. I am now considering restoring factory BIOS and formatting everything at the same time to see if it gets fixed but I will not try it until later today. Apologies for the wall of text, but in the last 3 days I have tried everything I could find or think of to fix this issue at hand and still. Does anyone honestly have any idea of what could cause this? Could this be an issue with a faulty hardware part? Or something else I am missing? Thank you in advance.
Hey , I run a 8600k with GTX 970, MSI Z370 Gaming Plus, 16 GB RAM 3000MHZ, EVGA Supernova G2 750W, m.2 ssd samsung evo 970 pro, and 2 normal WD Blue Sata drives. So, I have been having an issue that I just cannot explain and I have tried almost everything that I have found - and I found a lot in 3 days - in reputable sites online but still to no avail. My CPU cores have been running for the last year or so on 4.6mhz with XMP enabled, not having messed with any other settings in the (voltage was on auto) and running fine, except for 1 thing. CPU demanding games (BFV, Apex Legends) would underperform, but just enough so I would blame it on my "shitty" GPU (I run 1440p and 970 should be expected to underperform at the newer releases) and not look into it further, cause I am an idiot. This became apparent to me lately where I tried to play MORDHAU (64vs64 mode is pretty demanding on CPU) with some friends, and the CPU throttling is so obvious there that forced me to look into it but also consider that both previous mentioned games also had more or less the same issue. I will explain exactly what happens that makes me think it is CPU throttling, in order to give you a better understanding: The game runs (when stable) at 80-100 fps with medium settings give or take then suddenly dips to 5 fps for anywhere between 20 seconds and 2 minutes only to jump up again. It happens completely randomly, to the point where the first time I played it only happened twice in 2 hours and the next time I tried to play it happened non stop and made the game unplayable. I dropped all the settings to the lowest, even went as low as 1200x800 resolution but while fps increases greatly, the dips to 5 fps still happen frequently. Drivers were updated but I also downloaded a recent hotfix update from NVIDIA that wasn't on GeForce Experience and supposedly fixes some CPU usage issues. I transferred the game to my SSD just to see if it was a read issue, nothing, I put all the usually suggested settings - High priority CPU on the game from task manager and tweaked the settings on Geforce Control Panel but still the same. In the time this happens my CPU temp is at 60-70C and does not increase or drop, GPU temp is 65-80C and does not increase or drop, all 6 Core Clocks are stuck at 4600Mhz but CPU usage dips to 25%-35% from 55%-70% while fps dips. Speccy showed mobo at 41C and Voltage on cpu load reaches 1.216 to 1.232 and when not loaded its as low as 1.206, so looks pretty normal. This appeared like CPU throttling, so I thought VRMs overheating might be an issue here and when I removed the tempered glass and touched the VRMs, they were burning hot. I went to bios and changed back to stock clock speeds (with game boost) which takes the Clocks to 4.3-4.4 only for it to happen again. I switched game boost off and tried turbo boost only (4.1 Mhz) and again, nothing. In this case, I even tried running with the case glass open, switched all my air flow to have 2 case fans directly blow air towards the VRMs and an air conditioning unit directly on top of the case blow cold air towards it. The VRMs were not hot in this case but the issue remained the same. The only thing that improved is that the throttling is slightly shorter in duration but happens in (more or less) the same random frequency making the game unplayable (also pc is unusable at this time from stuttering). I ran HeavyLoad to see if the CPU had an issue but the test turned out fine. I read about how sometimes mobo power limits your CPU so I increased it from 95W and 120W short to 150W and 200W, but again nothing. I also read about how this could be caused by malware (heard about a bitcoin mining virus) so I ran multiple scans with different programs. I am now considering restoring factory BIOS and formatting everything at the same time to see if it gets fixed but I will not try it until later today. Apologies for the wall of text, but in the last 3 days I have tried everything I could find or think of to fix this issue at hand and still. Does anyone honestly have any idea of what could cause this? Could this be an issue with a faulty hardware part? Or something else I am missing? Thank you in advance.
A Chairman at World Economic Forumhttps://www.weforum.org/people/glenn-h-hutchins/https://archive.is/kubAYGlenn Hutchins is chairman of North Island and a co-founder of Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing. He is a director of both AT&T and NASDAQ OMX; a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; vice chairman of both the Brookings Institution and the Economic Club of New York; and a member of the Executive Committee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is an owner and member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Celtics basketball team. Mr. Hutchins is a director of the Harvard Management Company, which is responsible for the Harvard University endowment, and co-chairman of the University’s capital campaign. He is also a board member of the Center for American Progress as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previously, Mr. Hutchins served President Clinton in both the transition and the White House as a special advisor on economic and health-care policy. He was also previously chairman of the board of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. and Instinet, Inc. Mr. Hutchins and his wife, Debbie, founded the Hutchins Family Foundation which, among other projects, has created the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, which is chaired by Mr. Hutchins; the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at The Brookings Institution; and the Chronic Fatigue Initiative, which conducts basic research into the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Advisory Board Larry Summers
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Summers became a professor of economics at Harvard University in 1983. He left Harvard in 1991, working as the Chief Economist at the World Bank from 1991 to 1993. In 1993, Summers was appointed Undersecretary for International Affairs of the United States Department of the Treasury under the Clinton Administration. In 1995, he was promoted to Deputy Secretary of the Treasury under his long-time political mentor Robert Rubin. In 1999, he succeeded Rubin as Secretary of the Treasury. While working for the Clinton administration Summers played a leading role in the American response to the 1994 economic crisis in Mexico, the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and the Russian financial crisis. He was also influential in the American advised privatization of the economies of the post-Soviet states, and in the deregulation of the U.S financial system, including the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act.
Following the end of Clinton's term, Summers served as the 27th President of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006. Summers resigned as Harvard's president in the wake of a no-confidence vote by Harvard faculty, which resulted in large part from Summers's conflict with Cornel West, financial conflict of interest questions regarding his relationship with Andrei Shleifer, and a 2005 speech in which he suggested that the under-representation of women in science and engineering could be due to a "different availability of aptitude at the high end," and less to patterns of discrimination and socialization.
After his departure from Harvard, Summers worked as a managing partner at the hedge fund D. E. Shaw & Co., and as a freelance speaker at other financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. Summers rejoined public service during the Obama administration, serving as the Director of the White House United States National Economic Council for President Barack Obama from January 2009 until November 2010, where he emerged as a key economic decision-maker in the Obama administration's response to the Great Recession. After his departure from the NEC in December 2010, Summers has worked in the private sector and as a columnist in major newspapers. In mid-2013, his name was widely floated as the potential successor to Ben Bernanke as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, though after pushback from the left, Obama eventually nominated Federal Reserve Vice-Chairwoman Janet Yellen for the position.
DCG of course is an investor in both Blockstream and BTCC. DCG's money comes from:
Bain Capital Group
New York Life
Novel TMT Ventures
Solon Mack Capital
The Whittemore Collection
HCM International Co
DCG also owns Coindesk. BTCC and Bitfury are the only two large mining pools who are outspoken in their support of Bitcoin Core. The Bitfury Group Leadership to Present at Clinton Global Initiative (https://archive.is/MWKee) Full Video (Begins at 32:00) “The Bitfury Group is proud to be the world’s leading full service Blockchain technology company, we are deeply honored to represent this innovation to an audience of extremely dedicated game-changers, and we look forward to highlighting our company’s groundbreaking ‘Blockchain for global good’ work at such an important event, said Smith. “From the White House to the Blockchain, I know this technology has the power to deliver inclusion and opportunity to millions, if not billions, of people around the world and I am so grateful to work for a company focused on such a principled vision.” Bitfury Lightning Implementation
ACINQ’s US Headquarters is in Vienna, Virginia, a small town of only 16,000. Why would a global financial firm choose to locate here? -- Feeder community into Washington, D.C. Has an orange line metro stop. -- Located in Fairfax County, VA. -- The US Federal Government is the #2 largest employer -- Booz Allen Hamilton (NSA front company) is #6 largest employer -- In fact, most of the top employers in Fairfax County are either US Federal Gov’t or companies that provide services to Federal Government -- The county is home to the headquarters of intelligence agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and National Reconnaissance Office, as well as the National Counterterrorism Center and Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Chairman: Avinash Vashistha
Former Chairman and CEO of Accenture in India
He has worked with numerous clients in Banking, Investment and Financial services - General Atlantic, Goldman Sachs, Warbug Pincus, JP Morgan Chase, Visa, Citi Ventures, Baird Capital, Norges Bank, UBS, AXA and has advised World Bank, IDB, ADB, USAID and other multi-lateral agencies over the last 20 years on country strategy and investments across Asia and Latin America.
From 1986-1993 he worked for Information Management Consultants (imc) Ltd as a Technical Consultant with various federal government agencies. McLean, Virginia
1993-2000 Technical Consultant for Freddie Mac, in McLean Virginia
From 2000-2007, President of InterPro Global in Maryland
From 2011-2012, Director of VibbleTV in Columbia, Maryland
From 2008-Present has been Executive Director at ACINQ and Managing Partner at Vine Management, both in Vienna, Virginia.
BitFury Enhances Its Advisory Board by Adding Former CFTC Chairman Dr. James Newsome and Renowned Global Thought Leader and President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy Hernando de Soto (Businesswire) Bitfury Board of Directors Robert R Dykes
Former CFO at Juniper Networks from 2005-2007, which had an NSA backdoor added to router software.
Greg Maxwell spent “several years at Mozilla”, leaving in August 2014
The other board members include two Bitfury founders, and an investor. Bitfury Advisory Board James Newsome
Ex-chairman of CFTC
Dr. Newsome was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate to be at first a Commissioner and later a Chairman of CFTC. As Chairman, Newsome guided the regulation of the nation’s futures markets. Additionally, Newsome led the CFTC’s regulatory implementation of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA). He also served as one of four members of the President’s Working Group for Financial Markets, along with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairmen of the Federal Reserve and the SEC. In 2004, Newsome assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) where he managed daily operations of the largest physical derivatives exchange in the world. Dr. Newsome is presently a founding partner of Delta Strategy Group, a full-service government affairs firm based in Washington, DC.
Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto heads the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, named by The Economist one of the two most important think tanks in the world. In the last 30 years, he and his colleagues at the ILD have been involved in designing and implementing legal reform programs to empower the poor in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and former Soviet nations by granting them access to the same property and business rights that the majority of people in developed countries have through the institutions and tools needed to exercise those rights and freedoms. Mr. de Soto also co-chaired with former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, and currently serves as honorary co-chair on various boards and organizations, including the World Justice Project. He is the author of “The Other Path: the Economic Answer to Terrorism”, and his seminal work “The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else.”
Criticisms: -- In his 'Planet of Slums' Mike Davis argues that de Soto, who Davis calls 'the global guru of neo-liberal populism', is essentially promoting what the statist left in South America and India has always promoted—individual land titling. Davis argues that titling is the incorporation into the formal economy of cities, which benefits more wealthy squatters but is disastrous for poorer squatters, and especially tenants who simply cannot afford incorporation into the fully commodified formal economy. -- An article by Madeleine Bunting for The Guardian (UK) claimed that de Soto's suggestions would in some circumstances cause more harm than benefit, and referred to The Mystery of Capital as "an elaborate smokescreen" used to obscure the issue of the power of the globalized elite. She cited de Soto's employment history as evidence of his bias in favor of the powerful. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2000/sep/11/imf.commenthttp://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/hey_wait_a_minute/2005/01/the_de_soto_delusion.html
Dr. Tomicah Tillemann is Director of the Bretton Woods II initiative. The initiative brings together a variety of long-term investors, with the goal of committing 1% of their assets to social impact investment and using investments as leverage to encourage global good governance. Tillemann served at the U.S. State Department in 2010 as the Senior Advisor on Civil Society and Emerging Democracies to Secretary Hillary Clinton and Secretary John Kerry. Tillemann came to the State Department as a speechwriter to Secretary Clinton in March 2009. Earlier, he worked for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he was the principal policy advisor on Europe and Eurasia to Committee Chairmen, Senators Joe Biden and John Kerry. He also facilitated the work of the Senate's Subcommittee on European Affairs, then chaired by Senator Barack Obama. Tillemann received his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University. He holds a Ph.D. with distinction from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) where he also served as a graduate level instructor in American foreign policy.http://live.worldbank.org/node/8468https://archive.is/raDHA
Secretary Clinton appointed Tomicah Tillemann, Ph.D. as the State Department’s Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies in October 2010. He continues his service under Secretary Kerry.
Mr. Tillemann and his team operate like venture capitalists, identifying ideas that can strengthen new democracies and civil society, and then bring together the talent, technology and resources needed to translate promising concepts into successful diplomacy. He and his team have developed over 20 major initiatives on behalf of the President and Secretary of State.
Mr. Tillemann came to the State Department as a speechwriter to Secretary Clinton in March 2009 and collaborated with her on over 200 speeches. Earlier, he worked for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he was the principal policy advisor on Europe and Eurasia to Committee Chairmen, Senators Joe Biden and John Kerry. He also facilitated the work of the Senate's Subcommittee on European Affairs, then chaired by Senator Barack Obama. Mr. Tillemann’s other professional experience includes work with the White House Office of Media Affairs and five U.S. Senate and Congressional campaigns. He was a reporter with Reuters New Media and hosted a commercial radio program in Denver, Colorado.http://m.state.gov/md160354.htmhttps://www.newamerica.org/our-people/tomicah-tillemann/https://archive.is/u2yF0
Director of “Bretton Woods II” initiative at New America Foundation Bretton Woods was an international summit that led to the creation of the IMF and the IBRD, one of five members of The World Bank
Speaking to Clinton Global IntiativePrior to working at Edelman, my career has included serving as Deputy White House Press Secretary and Special Assistant to President Obama, Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Director of Communications for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and its then Chairman Senator Rockefeller, Traveling Press Director for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential campaign, and Director of Communications for Secretary Madeleine K. Albright and her consulting firm, The Albright Group, LLC.https://medium.com/@jamieelizabethsmith/why-i-believe-in-the-blockchain-b19bf2014fab
Don Tapscott, co-author of the book “Blockchain Revolution,” hosted the meeting with his son and co-author Alex Tapscott at his family’s summer compound in Lake of Bays, Ontario. The group included some of blockchain’s biggest backers, including people with ties to IBM and JPMorgan. They considered ways to improve the governance and oversight of the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin as a way to fuel the industry’s growth. They included Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation; Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project, a blockchain supporter group that includes International Business Machines Corp., Airbus Group SE and JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and Ana Lopes, board member of the World Wide Web Foundation. Participants with blockchain industry ties include former deputy White House press secretary Jamie Smith, now chief global communications officer of BitFury Group Ltd., and Joseph Lubin, founder of startup Consensus Systems.
Was the founding director of the MIT Digital Currency Initiative -Left his 4 year post as White House Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation to go directly to the MIT DCI
Brian Forde has spent more than a decade at the nexus of technology, entrepreneurship, and public policy. He is currently the Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab where he leads efforts to mainstream digital currencies like Bitcoin through research, and incubation of high-impact applications of the emerging technology. Most recently he was the Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation at the White House where he spearheaded efforts to leverage emerging technologies to address the President’s most critical national priorities. Prior to his work at the White House, Brian founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua after serving as a business and technology volunteer in the Peace Corps. In recognition of his work, Brian was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the ten most influential people in bitcoin and blockchain.https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfordehttps://archive.is/WjEGU
Includes Accenture (See Avinash Vashistha), Allianz, Deloitte (Scaling Bitcoin platinum sponsor, Blockstream Partner), Citigroup, Bain & Company (parent of Bain Capital, DCG investor), Dalian Wanda Group (working on blockchain technology), Ernst & Young (see Paul Brody), HSBC (Li-Ka Shing, Blockstream investor, used to be Deputy Chairman of HSBC), IBM, KPMG International, Mastercard (DCG Investor), PwC (Blockstream partner, also sponsor of Scaling Bitcoin)
Future of Financial Services Report [PDF] The word “blockchain” is mentioned once in this document, on page 23 (http://i.imgur.com/1SxyneJ.png):We have identified three major challenge areas related to innovation in financial servicesthat will require multi-stakeholder collaboration to be addressed effectively. We are launching a project stream related to each area, with the goal of enabling tangible impact.... Decentralised systems, such as the blockchain protocol, threaten to disintermediate almost every process in financial services
Excerpt: BitFury - www.bitfury.com - The Bitfury Group develops and delivers software and hardware solutions for businesses, governments, organisations and individuals who want to securely move an asset across the Blockchain.
“Whiskey and water. Leave the bottle.” The bartender produced the required glassware along with a flask of amber fluid, but made no move to open it and continue the procedure. After a few seconds of letting him stare at me, I sighed and dug out a bitcoin spear, twirling it between my fingers letting it drop onto the counter. The bartender performed a magic trick and made it disappear into a reader, eyebrows threatening to climb off his bald head at the number of zeroes on the tiny screen. Cash on the barrelhead always trumped whatever initial impression I made when walking into a new place. Quick as a wink the previous bottle was replaced with something a bit more top shelf - probably from his private stash - along with a bowl of cashews and dried wasabi peas. I didn’t care, top shelf was probably more than I deserved. Not that I was about to turn down the wasabi peas, mind you - they just weren’t the reason I came here. I was here to drink. And drink I did. A lot. A sip of whiskey each for those that marched in didn’t make it back out. Nineteen thousand brave men and women who went to the wall and held it, held it hard, just so that the rest of the world could keep on living. Heros each and every one of the, the best and finest soldiers I had ever served with. All dead. All dead. All because they followed me. The face that stared back at me from the mirror over the bar looked nothing like the man I remembered. This one had a haunted look of someone who had seen too much and couldn’t sleep afterwards. A man who drank to excess in an effort to forget and was failing miserably at it, but kept trying anyways. A man that led his troops into battle and wound up most of them killed. A man who stumbled out of the war zone, gathered up what was left, and led the charge back in. A man who sacrificed the finest men and women on the planet, but got the job done and lived to talk about it. I hated the man that looked back at me. I hated the fact he had been showered with medals and commendations and called a goddamn hero. He - I - didn’t deserve any of it. The ones that did got nothing but their name on a wall and an email full of platitudes to their families back home. A pittance to remember someone like Private Alimah Kerr, screaming as she unloaded her service weapon into the face of the thing that was chewing her leg off. Or Specialist Robert Hue who stood his ground as the aliens advanced, refusing to yield until he too disappeared under a wave of slobbering blue-green flesh before finally detonating his remaining grenades. The finest Humanity had to offer. And nobody to remember them but me and a handful of others that had walked away and then paraded in front of the media. Bastards, each and every one of us. Especially me. Survivor's guilt, they called it. The shrinks tried to convince me that I wasn’t at fault, but I knew better. They hadn’t been there, up close and personal with the aliens that came pouring through the gateway, howling and screaming for Human blood. Every single last one of them a whirling murder machine, all legs and claws and teeth, a dripping nightmare from the depths of hell. The good thing was they died just as easy as we did - only there was a lot more of them. The gateway had been yet-another attempt to create a working FTL system. In that regard, it is was a roaring success - and if the creator had survived the initial incursion, he would have won a Nobel Prize. Instead he became xeno chow along with rest of the scientists. The idiot never considered that there might be something waiting for us on the other side, ready to jump through and start fucking things up. Without thinking, he just opened a goddamn doorway to hell and invited the bastards in, leaving the rest of us to fight our way towards the portal and slam the thing shut before something worse came through. We won, of course. But it was a victory bought and paid for dearly, one bloody step at a time. I continued to drink, mentally calling out names with each sip. Victoria Smith. Mark Belzar. Sigivald Elwin. Andy Paz. I had memorized each of the nineteen thousand I led into battle and then left behind. Good men and women. I wish I could count myself among them. Instead I was left with nothing but their names and a fat bank account, courtesy of early retirement. That, and the memory of how I had took them right up to the gates of hell and told them to keep going. Their great commanding officer, the one they looked up to and expected to bring them home, safe and sound. But in the end, I wound up escorting them right to the gates of hell. If it made any difference I was right there with them, every step of the way. Lead from the front was always my motto. Do as I do, like this, here, you try. They loved me for it, and I loved them back, all of them. One big trigger-happy family. I waved at the bartender for another bottle, and he swapped out the empty one for me, setting another decanter of water next to it. I refreshed my glass and snorted at the label. “None Better” it proclaimed, in flowing gold script, winner of the ‘52 international. Perhaps. I couldn’t tell - it all went down the same, burning a line from my mouth to my gut like a tracer bullet. The soft bloom of warmth when it hit was a welcome relief, dulling the pain. If only it could dull the memory of what happened. We had been out doing maneuvers - mostly a show of force to remind everyone that the UN was serious about keeping the peace - when we got an alert indicating a hostile force at a nearby research complex. The day had been going good and I was pleased with how the troops were performing and gave the order to re-task and take back the facility. I assumed it was yet another terrorist action, a bunch of fucking losers following some jackass who thought he was the seconding coming and wanted to prove it by blowing shit up and lopping off heads. What those guys hope to accomplish by all of that is beyond me. Still, they always seemed to be able to gather supporters from those that had nothing else better to do. I guess vague promises of a glowing afterlife was better than dirty villages and crappy TV. On the surface it seemed like a run-of-the-mill op, just like all the others that we’ve been doing since the UNSOF was formed. Somehow the insurgents had managed to slip in and take over the lab before anyone noticed - which meant overwatch had been slacking off and needed a kick in the ass. I figured it would all be over pretty soon and the grunts could look forward to some well-deserved R’n’R afterwards while us command-types filled out paperwork. Just another day at the office, one step closer to retirement and that 30-foot boat I’d been daydreaming about. A little shock and awe and everything would be right on our corner of the world. Give the kids something to bullshit the starry-eyed civvies with back in town, maybe enough to impress the locals to come back their place and get all sticky together. I was just glad we mandated strict birth control, religious and cultural affiliations be dammed. The first indication it was not a terrorist group was when the incursion team breached the outer doors and started screaming. The whirling mass of death that came storming out tore into the team like a starving man at a buffet. To their credit, they stood their ground and gave as good as they got until backup arrived and provided supporting fire, splattering the shit out of whatever it was before recovering our dead and wounded. I gave the order to move in and secure the facility, assuming that whatever had torn Alpha team to ribbons was some unsanctioned animal experiment that got loose. It was only after we lost both Bravo and Charlie did we realize it wasn’t animals we were dealing with but a whole new life form, one that really enjoyed snacking on humans. By the time the rest of the division showed up to provide much-needed support we were down to less than a hundred functioning soldiers and had nothing to show for it. The UNSOF trained and outfitted some of the best soldiers on the planet, and we were experts at enforcing the peace or dealing with the odd armed insurgent, but an actual alien invasion was a little outside of our bailiwick. But we were also never one to back down from a fight, especially one where the fate of the world hung in the balance. The extra firepower allowed us to force our way through the swarms of aliens that just kept coming and coming. Sergeant Iva Magdalene joked with Private Sam Lammert that it was like some sort of video game and wondered if there was a boss level. That was the last coherent thing I heard from her team, screaming and the sound of gunfire saturating the radio channel shortly afterwards. The bar was starting to fill up, the afternoon working class crowd shouldering their way in and talking loud. Friends backslapping each other, yapping about sports or the latest movie or how the new foreman was an idiot. I ignored them and stayed on my perch, nailed there by a continual supply of whiskey and spicy dried peas. I blinked and the empty bottle magically replaced itself, the bartender swapping it out as he moved by. I took that as a good sign and poured myself another, sipping it as I mentally counted out the names. Afonso Lefteris. Castor Theudemar. Rodrigo Neely. Arcadia Frantziska. Coco Yana. Lesha Teagan. Dan Dorin. Cassandra Goldburg. All gone, just names on a wall somewhere now, destined to be part of a school field trip where bored kids stand around and fidget as their teacher tries to jam some history between their dirty ears. Not one of those kids or their teacher will care Cassandra wrote dirty Harry Potter vampire fan fiction, Rodrigo had been studying to be a lawyer, or that Dan moonlighted as a classical guitarist. Each one had a future and a life ahead of them that was wiped out when I sent them off to die. And every last one of them went willingly. Confident, strong, proud. A credit to the uniform. A uniform I no longer felt that I had the right to wear. I set my empty glass down with exaggerated care, uncertain of where the tabletop was, my enhanced liver working overtime to process the influx of alcohol. The thunk told me I had made it successfully, and I let go of the glass and stared into it, the slowly collapsing film of whiskey that clung to the side a reminder of the gateway at the epicenter of the invasion. The egg-shaped device looked like wet glass, the distortion rippling between complicated armatures keeping the field open. It had taken six hours of constant fighting, some of it hand-to-hand, before we gained access to the chamber housing the gateway. Behind us we had left a trail of bodies, both ours and theirs, some of them stacked three deep. The stench of death mixed with the smell of cordite and burnt railgun coils. I had lost track of my own weapon some point, picking up a discard and using that instead. The stock was crusted in dried blood, some of it mine, most of it alien where I had used it as a club. My continual requests for more support and heavy equipment were being shuffled around and put off, nobody willing to believe the reports being sent in. Those of us on the ground were resolved to end this here and now, holding the first, last, and only line of defence between Humanity and the growling alien mob. By this point we had all gotten pretty good at figuring out what the alien’s weak points were - head shots fucked them up pretty good, but they’d just barrel along until you took out the heart-thing located in their ass. Someone told me later they were like bees, putting their vital bits in back and responding to a queen. I stopped eating honey right after that. Being more efficient at killing was not that helpful when the enemy force seemed to have an unlimited supply of bodies to throw at us. At some point we were going to run out of ammo - we had been scavenging what we could off of our dead comrades, exhaustion and terror keeping us from feeling bad about it. I kept sending soldiers out in twos and threes to search the surrounding areas and bring back what they could. Sometimes they came back missing a team member. Sometimes they didn’t come back at all. I added them to the list of dead that I was responsible for and kept pushing forward. The bartender came over and gave me a look, judging if I was at the point where he should consider cutting me off. I held out my hand to show that it was steady - surgeon's hands, my mother called them - and nodded, my fancy liver having already dealt with the booze. He reluctantly complied and poured a drink for me from a new bottle - my third, I think - before moving down the bar to take care of someone else. I kept drinking and counting off the names. Our first clue we were getting closer to the center of the invasion was a change in the mix of xeno types. Before it was just nasty critters that would attack en-masse, but these were more upright and started to sport weapons of their own. They also started to show a level of unit cohesion that was downright disturbing. We figured out pretty quickly that they were also responsible for directing the mass of smaller xenos, so killing them became a top priority. Same general body layout as the rest, so popping a round in their ass worked wonders. By this time we had finally figured out what the hell this place was and command had bought into our doomsday scenario - but were seemingly incapable of making a decision on what to do about it. I lost three men - Williams, Carine, and Renáta - as I hunkered down and got into a screaming match over the vidphone with a four-star general who had never seen live action before. It was only until I broke off to club a snarling mass of alien flesh that tried to eat my face did they get the message how dire the situation was. Nuclear weapons were off the table - even if we could get the release codes, the fallout would poison a large chunk of valuable farmland and wreck the underlying aquifer. The only available units with bunker busters or MOABs were hours away, about the same time as any heavy artillery that could punch through the walls. That left us with jack and shit, along with a dwindling number of functional soldiers who were running short on ammo and adrenaline. So we did what we were trained to do - we kept fighting. And kept dying. My upgraded liver had finally done its job and processed most of what I drank into hydrogen and energy, feeding a process that cracked the rest into more base components my body could use. Very little alcohol actually made it into my bloodstream, and what did was filtered out quickly and excreted in the normal manner. The upshot was I could generally keep drinking for as long as my bank account held out - which these days meant practically forever. One side effect of the upgrades is that I tend to sweat more than normal when I drink, which is hell on my clothing and contributes to the sad state of my personal hygiene. I honestly don’t care - that’s what laundry service is for. As for the smell, it kept the seats next to me clear, which let me focus on more important things. Like drinking and remembering the dead. So when someone invaded my personal space by sitting down and greeting me by name, I was totally unprepared. Fuck. Robbie. The promised support was going to be a long time in coming - most of what we needed were scattered around maintaining the peace or on a ship somewhere. Nobody expected some idiot to throw a complete division of troops and material into a meat grinder and then ask for more. We knew we were in the right area when we killed a dozen of the Walkers - what we started calling the upright fighters - all stationed around a hanger-like door that had been forced open from the inside. A quick peek around the corner showed the room inside was filled with critters of various sizes, all milling around the gateway that kept pooping out more. I could see a dozen or more Walkers arranged in front of it, gathered in a loose circle and waving their hand-things around in some sort of ritual fashion. I didn’t know if they were holding a seance and talking with Great Uncle Charley or just discussing the weather, and frankly I didn’t care - I just wanted them out of the way of our objective. Once we shut the gateway down I was certain that all of our problems would be solved and we could call it a day. Maybe even get out this in time for dinner. “Eugen, Pyotr. Take a squad each and scout left and right of our position. Look for power conduits big enough to power that thing. Sing out if you run into trouble. Go.” Two dozen men and women scampered off without a second thought. “Mansel. You and yours hold here with me. The rest, fan out and grab whatever ammo you can find. Return in five minutes.” Sixty soldiers ran down the hallways in groups of sevens and eights to find whatever they could, coming back within the allotted time. One ran into a pack of xenos and used up what ammo they had, returning empty handed. We parceled out everything the best we could. I kept as many railgun coils as I could carry and handed the rest to Robbie, who had the other functioning railgun. The rest were armed with upgraded SAR29’s and were ready for blood. Pyotr called in saying they had found a power cable that looked promising - it was certainly big enough and had warnings in six languages. Eugen hadn’t reported in and wasn’t responding to coms. I was hoping it was just because their radio was broken or the signal was blocked, but we all knew in our guts they were gone. More names to add to the list of brave men and women I had sent off to die. I ordered Pytor to cut the cable, which should shut down the gateway and prevent the aliens from bringing in any more reinforcements. As soon as that happened we were going to storm the room and kill every last stinking xeno. No survivors, and no Geneva convention to tell us different. It sorta kinda worked. “Whatcha drinking, Colonel?” Robbie asked me, as if everything was normal and it was just another day in the neighborhood. The rest of the bar hooted and hollered, someone sinking a clever shot on the pool table. “Whiskey. Get’cher own,” I growled back, taking a drink and pretending to ignore his presence. I was in no mood to share, particularly not with him. “And I’m retired.” The last time I had seen Robbie he was missing a hand along with a chunk of his face. The surgeons had done a good job on patching him back together. Hell, they had done a good job on everyone that made it out, myself included. They had to - if they showed the world what it really took to beat back an alien invasion, recruitment numbers would plummet to near zero. So broken bones were set, mangled limbs and organs were repaired or replaced, plastic surgery was scheduled. The scars were erased, but for some of us, they went too deep for any amount of medical care to fix. On the surface we looked and acted human, but inside some of us were more plastic and ceramic and high-tech gear than flesh and bone. But we looked good on TV, which is what really mattered. Robbie signaled for a beer, which the bartender obliged. “Put it on his tab,” he said, jerking a thumb at me. “He doesn’t mind.” “What do you want, Robbie?” I asked, waving a hand at the bartender to say it was okay. “Not like we parted friends last time I checked.” Words were exchanged, most of them heated. We didn’t come to blows, but damn near could’ve. “Things change. You were angry, blaming yourself for everything that happened.” Pointing at the line of empty bottles, he added, “looks like you still do.” I grunted in agreement and continued to drink. Robbie wouldn’t shut up and kept at it. “Still doing that thing where you go over the names of everyone that didn’t make it out?” I turned my head slowly towards Robbie, fixing him with a hostile stare. It was his turn to ignore me and he blathered on. “What’s the count again? Oh yes, nineteen thousand. I hear they are going to make a documentary. Want to be in it? They can use a sad sack of shit. Be right up your alley.” He shut up and took a drink from his beer, not realizing the amount of control it took not to punch his smug face in. I thought he was done talking but he started right back up again. “Believe it or not, I have been and always will be your friend. Maybe you forgot that, but I never did. Which is why when you walked away I didn’t, even if I wanted to. Someone had to stick around and pick up the slack. So while you’ve been drinking more than humanly possible and blaming yourself, I - we’ve - have been figuring out what happened.” “I know what happened. We went in and got blown to hell,” I answered, lifting my glass. “Most of a division wiped out on my orders. But we got the job done.” Robbie hit me with a sucker punch. “Who said the job was done?” Pytor’s team took down the power cable as ordered and we came in guns blazing. The gateway was going crazy from all of the ordinance flying around and its power supply being interrupted, but it wasn’t shutting down. Either there was a secondary conduit somewhere or a backup generator providing juice. I had a momentary worry that whatever ritual the Walkers had been doing was keeping it open, but they wasted no time in jumping into the fray, dispelling that notion. Our first order of business was taking the Walkers out - without them providing guidance, the rest of the xeno swarm should be easy. Great idea, but they weren’t going down without a fight. Robbie and I fought back-to-back, railguns close to overload as we fired round after round, punching through aliens four at a time. The rest of the remaining company of soldiers burned through ammo like it was going out of style. Someone yelling “grenade!” caused us all to duck, the bang of it going off followed by the whistling sound of shrapnel and someone screaming. Turns out it was me. A chunk of metal made it past my armor and lodged in my gut, tearing things up pretty bad. “Power souce!” I called out, doing my best to ignore the pain and stay upright. “Find the goddamn power source!” And incoherent shout drew my attention to Corporal Mahmud Paz, who was pointing at a unit mounted on the far side of the bay that was being guarded by three Walkers and a bunch of their pets. That looked like a fine place to have some target practice, and anyone who wasn’t directly engaged with staying alive moved in closer. Before we got there something came through and started to tear us a new asshole. Robbie and I ganged up on it and turned it into Swiss cheese, but not before it had wiped out twenty men and women we couldn’t afford to lose. “We’re fucked!” he gasped, the side of his face that wasn’t hamburger pale from blood loss. I was inclined to agree, but wasn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet. “No we’re not,” I said with confidence I didn’t really have, eyes tracing the line of wrist-thick cables going from the generator to the arms of the still-functioning gateway. “There. Hit it there,” I ordered over the command channel, lighting up a junction with the laser targeting system. I followed through by reloading a coil and chunking off rounds, the railgun rapidly warming up in my hands, heading towards a critical overload. The remaining troops did the same, just as the Walkers realized they were about to be cut off from whatever hell they called home and broke ranks to try and stop us. Robbie’s railgun failed after five more rounds, the final shot warping the barrel and exploding, taking his right hand with it. The rest of us kept firing, spraying and praying we’d finally punch through and hit something important. Eventually we did. “Of course I am. Shut the gateway down, killed all the xenos, exfil’d back to base. World saved, all that jazz.” I took a big slug of whiskey and poured some more, skipping the water this time around. “You were there as I recall. Didn’t look as good as you do now.” “The miracle of modern medicine. So here’s the deal. We managed to salvage the research and rebuild the gateway. Now hold on, lemme finish. Smaller this time, lower power, double isolation chamber, failsafes, the works. Just big enough for some probes to go through without being detected. Guess what we found?” “Your virginity?” “Close, but no cigar. Worlds. Hundreds of worlds. And on all of them, dead civilizations, wiped out by the sames bastards that attacked us. Research managed to translate some of what they found and figured out that every time a species build a gateway, these things come through and wipe them out.” “But not us,” I grunted. “But not us. And it gets better.” Robbie looked around and leaned over slightly before continuing in a lower voice, like he was imparting some great secret. “We found their home world.” The Walkers and their remaining pets tore into us just as the power junction let go, causing the gateway to collapse in a soundless explosion of light and fury. The best part was that it sent the aliens reeling, making them easy pickings. By the time our reinforcements arrived we had bandaged our wounded and crawled out of the rubble, seventy three survivors out of a division of almost twenty thousand. Fresh air never smelled so good. I fully expected to be court-marshaled for taking such devastating losses and not calling for a retreat. Instead what I got was commendation after commendation, so many they had to create new combos just so I wouldn’t run out of chest area to display them all. I suspected that it was all a put-up job, but couldn’t get anyone to admit it. Everyone kept telling me how great I was and how I had done the impossible against incredible odds. I had so much smoke blown up my ass I thought I would get lung cancer. After a while I couldn’t take it anymore and turned in my paperwork and resigned, leaving the uniform and the job behind - the only thing I had known for most of my adult life. I never did buy that boat. “Explain,” I ordered, giving Robbie my best Don’t Fuck With Me glare. He pretended it didn’t work on him but answered anyways. “Just like I said. We found the planet they come from. Easy, too. If you don’t know enough to plan ahead the gateway naturally lands there, like a default setting. Then our buddies swarm through, kill everyone, and leave. Lather, rinse, repeat. Break the laws of physics, get eaten.” “Well that sucks,” I observed, taking a pull from my glass. “But you never answered my question, Robbie. What do you want?” “We - I - want you. We’re building a bigger gate, one that can send a division or three through. We want to take the fight to them, wipe them out for good before they can do the same to another species. Give the rest of the universe a chance to get off their own rocks and make something of themselves.” Robbie cleared his throat before continuing, “but we need a leader. One that can make the hard choices even if it tears him up inside. One that keeps going and going, putting his ass on the line every single day and inspiring others to do the same. One who knows how to fight these things and win. No matter what it takes. No matter what it costs him personally.” Robbie put his hand on the top of my glass, and forced it back down to the counter top. “How about it, Colonel? Wanna get some payback? Maybe make those names of yours mean something other than an excuse to wallow in your self-pity?” I didn’t say anything and stared at the reflection of the man in the mirror. “Don’t do it for me. Hell, don’t do it for yourself. Do it for them. For the nineteen thousand. Make their deaths be more than just names on a wall somewhere or a glass in your hand. Don’t walk away this time and hide in a bottle,” he pleaded, hand still covering mine and holding the glass of liquid memory eraser on the countertop. As I watched, my reflection shifted for a moment, showing me the man I used to be. A man deeply ashamed at what he had become - a drunk, a loser. A man that thought there might be something still inside worth saving, who had never really given up on either of us or what we had once believed in. A man who wanted a second chance to make up for his mistakes. “Weapons?” I asked, my voice quiet and lost in the background noise of the bar. I had hoped Robbie didn’t hear, but they must have fixed his ears, too. “New SAR31’s. Better fire control, larger magazines, bigger punch. Railguns have been improved, too. No more losing fingers,” he said, waving his replacement hand around, the synthflesh blending seamlessly into his wrist. “Got some prototype plasma casters that look promising, if you want’em.” “Armor?” louder this time. No use pretending any more. “Dragonskin v8. Interlocking plates. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Carry weight has been dropped by half, more flexible. Think chainmail that’ll stop a rocket.” I stared at the mirror. “Resupply? Air support?” “Done and done. Trust me, I was your XO for six years before you walked away. I know what you’re going to ask before you ask it. We’re locked, cocked, and ready to roll. Only thing missing is you. The key part to the whole shebang.” I drummed my fingers on the countertop, trying to think of something to trip him up, and give me an excuse to say no. The bottles called out to me, and I really wanted to get back to my drinking. I finally played my ace card and said, “fine, but I want Kitty,” referring to the best damn sniper I had ever had the pleasure to work with. The last time I spoke to her she was happily retired and living on a beach, having traded in her scope for an endless supply of cabana boys and surfers. She was out for good, no way in hell Robbie had managed to lure her back in. Robbie threw back his head and laughed, attracting the attention of the entire bar and proving me wrong. “Deal! She’s tanned, toned, and ready to kick ass. Even brought some promising new recruits with her. So what do you say Colonel, ready to get back to work? Maybe bring some peace to the universe, make a real difference again?” The names were a silent presence, floating around in the back of my mind. I realized in that moment of pure absolute clarity that I had been wrong, so very wrong. The names of the men and women that had followed me to hell and stayed there were not a burden or a curse but a blessing. They had not been dragging me down or holding me back - I had. They were there to lift me up, keep me going, push me forwards. Knowing each one of them had been an honor, and I would never forget their sacrifice. I shoved Robbie’s hand off the glass and tossed it back before standing up and giving the mirror the evil eye. My reflection looked back at me, pleased for the first time in ages. I made a silent vow to carry the memories of those men and women to the farthest reaches of the universe and make their deaths count by tearing the xeno homeworld down, brick by bloody brick, until the galaxy was free from the threat they posed. I could feel the names, all nineteen thousand of them, milling around, tired of excuses and eager to get on with it. Nineteen thousand. Plus one more. Mine.
Rather than funding a Darwinian triathlon that leaves thousands of people dead every year, in which those young men who are best capable of jumping fences, swimming through rivers and crossing deserts are given a ticket to paradise, we declare today that no more refugees will be given entrance into Europe. Instead, every Euro that is currently spent on providing shelter and care for refugees in Europe, will be used for refugees in their country of origin. With a guarantee that there is not a snowball's chance in hell of being granted asylum in Europe, the refugee stream to our continent will plummet. This will allow those NGO's who currently spend their money transporting people from Libya to Italy, to spend their scarce resources on helping refugees where they actually live. The cost of providing for one refugee in the Netherlands is 20 to 40 times higher than providing for the same refugee in his country of origin. The moment we change our policy towards refugees, towards one based on rational sanity, is the moment we can start taking care of twenty to forty times as many of them. This will be necessary in the years ahead, as climate change, soil erosion and overpopulation will create a refugee crisis the likes of which humanity has never seen before. How about highly skilled refugees? You might ask. The thing is, those refugees will be the people who will be needed to rebuild the countries they fled from. If they live here, they can't help rebuild the communities that were destroyed.
Europe is faced with a demographic crisis, as our fertility rates are very low. There are many different solutions to this, but one solution I have not heard before is as following: Let the height of our child benefits payments depend on the average age of the population of a municipality. The government should be paying people in rural communities to have children. Many of these communities have conservative Christians, who would be quite willing to have more children if they could afford to raise them. What we don't want, are child benefit payments going to overpopulated cities. What we need is for people to migrate from cities to our dying villages and for people living in those villages to have more children. Our cities are home to our underclass, people who are unable to make something out of their life, often due to hereditary problems. Schizophrenia is twice as common in the cities for example. The people who live in cities tend to be descended from the rural peasants who were unable to make a living in the countryside. This is unfortunate, but it is the reality we have to deal with. What we want is for children to be born in the best possible conditions to guarantee a happy life. This is a conclusion I have reached, by virtue of the fact that I was born into the urban underclass myself. I want children to be born with more opportunities than I had. This tends to be very difficult to understand if you're born into a wealthy or middle class family.
We don't just have to implement repatriation subsidies for migrants who live in Europe. In fact, we should implement broader emigration subsidies. We have more young men than young women, while Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic states have more young women than young men. The fertility rates of Europe as well as Russia would go up if we sent men to Russia. Ideally, Russian would be a language that's taught in high school here. We also have millions of citizens in our continent, who yearn for more diversity and feel disgusted by the sight of a homogeneous European community. Europe to them is a racist monolithic continent and they worry greatly about the plight of Africans. What better way to help them achieve their dreams, than by paying them to migrate to Africa, a continent full of multicultural countries, where everyone speaks a different language and has unique customs? Everyone benefits from this. Africa desperately needs skilled people, while Southern Europe is full of young unemployed people. A gender studies, sociology or cultural anthropology degree is useless here in Europe. I'm sure it can be quite useful in Africa however.
When it comes to income, women want to marry up, men want to marry down. If women can't find a man to marry with higher status than themselves, many simply refuse to marry and never reproduce. This is a big problem, because young women right now tend to earn more money than young men. There's a reason for this: Discrimination. White working class boys are least likely to go to university. These boys are not all stupid, but the culture they live in makes it difficult for them to succeed in life. In fact, the kind of long-term investment that college represents, is one that these boys who grew up in unpredictable insecure circumstances do not find appealing. In addition, white working class boys are not very interested in listening to long tirades about how they are guilty of everyone else's long history of suffering. The problem we need to understand, is that education is now not used by employers as a requirement because the skills taught are relevant. No, educational requirements are used by employers to filter out dumb and unreliable people. The effect this has is to favor women over men, giving women an unfair advantage on the labor market. Neither women nor men benefit from women having an unfair advantage on the labor market. Besides the fact that a woman might not be better suited to the particular job she got by virtue of her college degree, women don't benefit from living in a society where there are no men whose salary can deliver them a similar standard of living as their own. If we were to make it illegal to discriminate against the uneducated, we take away the unfair advantage women have over men. Certainly, we don't want uneducated people to become doctors, nuclear power plant operators or air pilots, but we really don't need people with four year college degrees to carry out mid-level office work for us. Another good measure to use is to hide the gender and name of a candidate for a position. Studies show that people prefer to hire women over men. In practice, being a good looking young woman is an enormous unfair advantage on the job market, for the simple reason that middle-aged men in management positions think with their dick. What happens when college education can no longer be used as a status indicator by employers, is that a big part of the incentive to go to college disappears. As a result, eighteen year old boys and girls can simply apply for a white-collar job, rather than first having to spend four years studying some particular subject they'll never make practical use of again. What this means is that people are able to become mature much faster than they do today. A person aged 25 might feel ready to have children because they have been saving money for years, whereas today a 25 year old is still paying off their college debt and feel frightened by the thought of having children.
Implement a big progressive tax on private land ownership, unless the land is covered in trees. Most of the land in Scotland is owned by a few private individuals, who just have massive herds of animals that eat the land bare. Scotland used to be covered with trees, all that's necessary for the trees to grow back is for the herds of animals to be removed. When we implement progressive taxes on land ownership, farmers who produce a lot of food with little land will find their business more profitable, while farmers who waste a lot of land will find their business to be costly. As an example, mushrooms farms use very little land, to produce a lot of food. Cattle pastures on the other hand, use a lot of land to produce hardly any food. When land ownership costs money, land can no longer be used for blind speculation. As a result, the property bubble should start to deflate. This is highly needed, because the young are now unable to buy houses because of the ridiculous prices we're dealing with. Those of us who can buy houses are afraid to do so, because prices could crash fifty percent and we would become prisoners in our own homes. If you're 65 or older, a decline in prices might suck, but you don't have a strong need to relocate anymore. Because we're unable to buy houses, we're unable to start families.
Most of the people in our prisons have double passports. A simple wise solution would be to give prisoners a choice: Renounce your citizenship of our country, in exchange for release from prison. Let Morocco, Turkey and other countries handle these people. When these people choose to move back to their country of origin, it creates an incentive for their families to move back too. What about those prisoners who have just a single passport? Offer them a reduced sentence, depending on where they're willing to sit out their sentence. As an example, you could cut a prison sentence by 25%, if the prisoner is willing to be imprisoned in French Guyana. By the time they are released, they might simply stay there. Another option that is very important is euthanasia. Prisoners need to have the right to choose to end their lives. Some people consider the death penalty inhumane. I consider sticking someone in a concrete box for twenty years to be far more inhumane myself. Most have no real chance of building up a meaningful life after they're released. There are actually a large number of prisoners and former prisoners who insist that the death penalty is more humane than a prison sentence, because our society treats former prisoners as second class citizens.
Implement a big tax on the use of our air space. Any plane that passes through our air space will have to cough up large amounts of money. This is great, because air travel has to be disincentivized. Most importantly, it increases the expenses of people who own private jets, which are a complete waste of our society's scarce resources. Currently, Americans charge roughly 30 dollar per 100 kilometer to people passing over their land surface. This is negligible. Try multiplying that rate by ten and see how much people still travel by airplane.
The Netherlands has the highest petrol taxes in the world. This is fantastic. The whole world needs to follow our example. Why? Because oil eventually runs out, so it's better that we prepare for it by encouraging a transitioning away from cars, rather than being caught by surprise. "But China and India!" Joe Sixpack proclaims. I don't care. Let them do what they want to do. If they want to create a big fossil fuel dependent economy, let them go ahead. By the time we run out of fossil fuels, their economies will implode. I think we similarly need a big tax on anyone who has more than a single car registered on his name.
Implement a constitutional amendment, requiring elected heads of state to have children. Why? Most of our political elite doesn't have children. If you don't bother to provide your own contribution to the future of our society at an individual level, why should I expect you will manage to do it at a collective level? What if our head of state is gay? He needs to find himself a wife who doesn't shave her legs, use his imagination, lie back and think of England. People used to make sacrifices for their community. What investment in the future does a childless leader have? He's a parasite, who ultimately expects other people's children to pay for his retirement. Donald Trump is forced to listen to his daughter, who understands that climate change will prove to be a real problem. If you raised children, your interests align more closely with the interests of the next generation, who are ultimately the people who are carrying the torch of civilization forward. If physiological problems prohibit you from having children, adopted children count too. The kind of person who doesn't want to raise children is the kind of person I don't trust ruling over a country.
Charles Galton Darwin was probably first to propose this, but it can't be said enough: We need to make foreign aid dependent upon a nation's population control efforts. Look at this map of abortion laws to understand what's going to cause us problems in the years ahead. Countries that legalize abortion should receive priority in all of our dealings with them.
We need to bring this new cold war with Russia to an end. I know, they don't allow gay pride parades. Deal with it. If the people of the world are going to have a place to live, it's going to have to be Russia. Russia, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, these are the kind of places where humans will survive a century from now. We need to be planning ahead for that future, rather than fighting each other over petty cultural differences. Why have we been fueling a bloody civil war in Syria since 2011? It's the greatest waste of human potential in recent history.
We can simultaneously improve our diet, reduce climate change, heal the ocean and give most of the world's land surface back to nature. It's explained here. China, Korea and Japan produce 88% of the world's seaweed right now. Why are we, in Europe, North America and Oceania not contributing? The solutions exist to our problems, but we're not applying them. Throw subsidies at mushrooms, seaweed and shellfish. Eventually, you'll get the public to switch their diet and you can begin abandoning most of the world's surface.
Happy societies are societies with plenty of young people and few old people. Particularly, it's important to have more young women than mature men. When the population is growing, war is common and life expectancies are low, this is easy. The fact of the matter is, that it's simply not a lot of fun to be old. In addition, old people have to be cared for by young people. We could kill all the old people, but I don't think anyone's looking forward to that. What I would suggest instead is that we work on getting rid of aging. "What, are you suggesting immortality?" No, I'm suggesting we've got our priorities wrong. Life expectancy at age 65 was 13 years for women in 1930, 21 years in 2010. So, the average retired woman will have eight extra years of life. This is fine, but why is so much money spent on keeping people alive longer? How about we shift our priorities towards keeping people young longer? It's possible to increase the number of eggs a woman has. Dehydroepiandrosterone is effectively used to gradually increase a woman's egg count over the months, until a woman who was infertile is fertile again. This was discovered, not in a state of the art laboratory. It was discovered by a woman who had difficulty conceiving and decided to start experimenting on herself. What kind of quality of life do you have as an 80 year old? Not a lot. What kind of quality of life do you have as a youthful looking fertile woman? Quite a lot. I know that I'm eventually going to die, so dragging it out doesn't matter much to me. If you can increase the percentage of time that I spend youthful on the other hand, I'm all ears. The best method we have to accomplish this currently seems to be the use of senolytics, substances that kill senescent cells, which are cells that have grown old and prohibit younger cells from reproducing (kind of like the babyboomers). The senescent cells do this by creating speculative housing bubble- err secreting substances that cause inflammation. Senolytics are the equivalent of a suicide bomber who only targets golf courses and cruise ships.
Why do we have massive office complexes everywhere? Most people can do their work from home. We soon won't need all the roads we have today either, because we will have self-driving cars. Self-driving cars don't need vast distances between vehicles due to our mediocre human reflexes. In addition, they can more easily share multiple passengers. We won't need all this parking space we have now either. Because people will be able to work from home and order products from home, we will need far less travel too. It's thought we can reduce the number of cars needed from 245 million, to just 2.4 million, through self-driving cars. That's not a typo, it's a 99% reduction. Technology renders humans obsolete, we say. I think we're not thinking this through clearly enough: Technology renders technology obsolete. If we can use Bitcoin as a store of value, demand for gold declines. If demand for gold declines, we don't need gold mines. We don't need televisions anymore, we're using our computers now for that. Most people don't need a desktop computer, they can do just about everything with a smartphone or a laptop. Paper production has peaked, most of it is now used for packaging. If our population peaks, we don't need to build new houses. Colleges? You can study from home. The city is full of space we won't need in the future. Parking garages are a thing of the past, companies will rent an office for two hours a week to hold a meetup. What are we going to do with all of that space? We can use it to grow food. A Dutch company grows mushrooms of the non-magical variety in an old swimming pool. If we grow food locally, it won't need packaging. So what happens next? Minimalism. If we're wise we will live like Sadhus. What else will we not need? Houses. If you can work from home and video-conference your colleagues if you don't want to show up to a meeting, or receive a basic income and don't really have a formal job, why would you want to own a house? You can simply rent a house for a night through AirBnB. You don't really need to own anything. A lawnmower? There's always someone in your street who has one and you can earn money online by renting yours out. Ideally, you wouldn't even have your own clothing. At any moment, 90+% of my clothing goes unused, just like most cars go unused. What do you think this is? Fully automated communism. What causes it? The free market. It's American free market capitalism, run by right-wing libertarians like Peter Thiel, that destroyed the taxi companies and the hotels. Some of the Silicon Valley tech startup guru's don't own anything other than a smartphone. Isn't it ironic? The Chinese and the Russians pursued communism and accidentally ended up with capitalism. We pursued capitalism and accidentally gave birth to communism.
What's the biggest problem in the Middle East today? Endless pointless violence. What causes this endless pointless violence? A small minority of men who monopolize the women and indoctrinate everyone with hateful ideologies. This is sufficient to get the young men to sign up for whatever idiotic millenarian group happens to run their town. The only reason the Middle East can function the way it does, is because everyone is sober. Alcohol and other psychoactive substances are forbidden. There's a simple reason for this. Sexual repression is difficult to sustain in a culture with access to alcohol. Alcohol makes people promiscuous, because it reduces inhibition. Psychedelics can make people promiscuous too, because psychedelics make you lose faith in authoritarian structures altogether and reduce your fear of death. But how do you keep those substances away from people, in a world where you can order them anonymously on the internet? The government looks for heat from the light used when it wants to find indoor cannabis plants. But how will that work, when you have yeast that can produce THC? Don't even get me started on Psilocybe mushrooms, which you can grow in your own house using little other than a glass jar and some wheat bran. And what do you think happens when people can order abortion pills and euthanasia drugs off the internet? These authoritarian structures have no future. Islamist fundamentalism is a temporary blip on the radar, that will be followed by an implosion of Islam. The bloodshed of ISIS has alienated an entire generation of young Muslims, who now realize that consistently applying Islamic laws doesn't solve anything but merely makes the misery worse. Studies show that Psilocybin mushrooms are increasingly commonly consumed, because the information on how to grow them is available everywhere. And those who take the mushrooms, report improved mental health. We haven't even begun to scratch the surface of the various substances out there and how they interact. How long do you think the taboo on cannabis will last when it becomes indisputable that use by the elderly prevents dementia? How long do you think the taboo on Salvia will last? Salvia treats opioid addiction, Americans can't afford to maintain the taboo. What I am proposing here, is a psychedelic renaissance. Our culture is on the verge of shifting towards one where people will have no desire to dominate, but merely yearn to spread love, happiness and compassion. This is a cultural state shift, the likes of which we haven't seen in centuries. It can happen and it won't have to be limited just to the Western world. It can spread around the globe in the same manner as most of our great cultural innovations have.
When do we begin to comprehend that we're eating the wrong things? When you're staring with your microscope at the particular genes of a piece of lettuce so that you can geneticaly engineer it to be resistant against a common mold, does it never occur to you that if your crop is plagued by an endless list of pests, you might need to consider eating something else? Why do we have factory farms when the Southern United States are plagued by feral pigs? Why can't rednecks make a living selling the feral hogs they shot? Why do we eat chickens who can't walk, when our pastures are plagued by millions of geese? "It's not cost-effective" Your government will say. And the reason it's not cost-effective is because you won't let it be cost effective. You create legislation that favors the big guy over the small guy and allow supermarket conglomerates to conquer the globe. Only big farms in England that own sufficient land can apply for farm subsidies, while small farms that make efficient use of their land can't qualify. You force people to leave their small towns and migrate to massive cities. You place subsidies on animal fodder like corn and allow people to bottom trawl the oceans and feed the fish to factory farm animals because they harvest so much fish they have no idea what to do with it. You artificially destroy oyster reefs that people use to gather wild oysters, because the oyster farmers feel threatened. It's not cost-effective because you're scared to death of what happens when it does become cost-effective! Sunchokes grow like weeds here in the Netherlands, I grow them in a bucket as I can't plant them in my soil as they'd take over everything. And yet, our diet is built around potatoes. The average Dutch potato has residue of 36 different pesticides. People think we're innovative, but that's nonsense. We have change forced upon us, but we refuse to adapt to nature. We'd rather watch everything go to hell than to adjust to the conditions we live in. We seem to insist on having the most bland unhealthy diet imaginable, produced in the most inefficient method imaginable. Now that it's becoming difficult to sustain, we're planning on the next insanity: GMO crops. Rather than adjusting to nature, we'll come up with a crop of our own that produces its own pesticides. Whatever genetic diversity still remains in a crop is lost when the farmers switch to GMO crops. As a result, GMO crops don't solve anything, because the real problem we're dealing with is a lack of genetic diversity in our crops. I envision a future where everyone grows his own food, not as sterile monocultures but a variety of crops grown together, while mushrooms grow in office towers and seaweed is brought in from the ocean. You'll live in a tent and travel around, following the feral pigs, deer and camels. When people tell you civilization has collapsed, you wouldn't notice the difference. You'd be too happy to care either way.
[WTS] Temp Control Box Mods, Tanks, Ejuice, Batteries and more
Everybody who put in orders should have a short update in their emails This round is closed This listing will be open till August 17th and items should get to me around the 20th and I plan to ship everything out on Friday the 21st. Payments accepted will be Paypal and Bitcoin only. If using Paypal I'd prefer using friends and family but I have no problem using goods and services as long as you pay the 4% PP fee. I will be using USPS Priority for shipping. Small flat rate is $6 and Medium is $13. Payment for the items will be due by the 17th and shipping costs will be due before I ship the items Last Minute AdditionsAdded iCloudCig FishBone RDA http://imgur.com/a/vItPtPlato Wire Cutter $5 http://imgur.com/i72WATHCoil Master Stainless Steel / Ceramic Tweezers - Sharp White Tips $10 http://imgur.com/5doXeZJCoil Master 5 in 1 Kanthal Wire Jig $12 http://imgur.com/dHOSe5h Available in Black, Blue, or Red Coil Master Tool Kit $40 http://imgur.com/5n6RqCx The Coil Master tool kit is an all-in-one kit for rebuilders! Contents: Tool Case Flush Cut Pliers Ceramic Tweezers Stainless Steel Elbow Tweezers Pen-style Screwdriver Kit Plastic Box to store parts Stainless Steel Scissors Ohm Meter Coil Master Coiling Kit with Pouch Batteries Aosibo 18650 1600mAh 30A Flat Top 2 pack $15 Aosibo 18650 2100mAh 40A Flat Top 2 pack $15 Aosibo 18650 2500mAh 35A Flat Top 2 pack $16 Aosibo 18650 2600mAh 60A Flat Top 2 pack $20 Aosibo 18650 2900mAh 35A Flat Top 2 pack $20 Aosibo 18650 3200mAh 20A Flat Top 2 pack $20 AWT 18650 2000mAh 30A 2 pack $18 AWT 18650 2500mAh 35A 2 Pack $18 AWT 18650 2600mAh 40A 2 Pack $20 AWT 18650 3000mAh 35A 2 pack $20 AWT 26650 4500mAh 75A 2 pack $25 AWT 26650 5200mAh 45A 2 pack $25 Efest Purple 26650 4200mAh 2 Pack $20 Efest Purple 18650 2800mah 2 Pack $17 Efest Purple 18650 3100mah 2 Pack $17 LG HG2 18650 20A 3000mah 2 pack $16 LG HB6 30A 18650 1500mAh Competition Battery 2 pack $12 LG HE4 20A 18650 2500mAh Battery 2 pack $14 MXJO IMR 18650 2800mah 2 pack $16 Samsung 25R 18650 2500mAh Teal 2 pack $14 Sony VTC4 18650 2100mah 2 pack $17 Sony VTC5 18650 2600mah 2 pack $20 VAMPED 18650 2300mAh 40A Black 2 pack $17 VAMPED 18650 2300mAh 40A Gold 2 pack $17 Vappower 18650 2000mAh 30A 2 pack $16 Vappower IMR 40A 26650 4200mAh High Drain Battery 2 pack $20. Battery Cases Efest Silicone Single Battery Case - $1.25 - Available in Clear, Light Blue, Purple, Yellow, Green, Orange, Pink - http://imgur.com/J1qWszU 2 Pack - $1.50 - Available in Orange, Pink, Green, Blue, Light Blue, Gray, Clear - http://imgur.com/a/Ly1WB 4 Pack - $2.00 - Available in Clear - http://imgur.com/fZYNZNM 6 Pack - $4.00 - Available in Purple and Clear - http://imgur.com/a/522WQ Chargers Nitecore Intellicharger I2 - $13 http://imgur.com/qiHVgcj Nitecore Intellicharger I4 - $17 http://imgur.com/tKWuEbD Nitecore Digicharger D2 - $20 http://imgur.com/5FQDEjE Nitecore Digicharger D4 - $24 http://imgur.com/pjaaPgr Efest LUC 4 - $ 27 http://imgur.com/rERINZ5 Authentic RDA's iCloudCig FishBone RDA $20 http://imgur.com/a/vItPt The Fishbone RDA is a Kennedy V2 style RDA with sleek glass tank acts as a window so you can watch your kick ass clouds being born. Wotofo Sapor RDA $24 Available in SS, Black Wotofo Troll RDA $22 Available in SS, Black, Green, Blue Wotofo Atty3 RDA $25 Available in Black, SS Authentic Infinite CLT v3 Mini $25 Available in Black, SS Authentic Bullet Mini RDA By Sparkle $25 Available in Black, SS, Pink, White Indulgence Mutation X V4 RDA $24 Available in Black, White, Blue, Green, Pink, Carbon Fiber Indulgence Mutation XS (V4 Mini) RDA $24 Available in Black, SS, White Authentic EHPro Nixon RDA $24 Available in SS, Black, Gold Authentic RTA's Uwell Crown Subtank incl/3 coils $27 http://imgur.com/DeioH1zUwell Crown Replacement coils 4 pack $12http://imgur.com/LlCOmVJUwell Crown RBA Deck Kit $14http://imgur.com/a/tBtLD Smok TFV4 Sub-Ohm Tank $30 http://imgur.com/a/s20KE EHPro Billow V2 RTA $30 Horizon Tech Arctic Subtank $20 Sigelei Elite Tank V2 SubTank $20 Tesla Vortek SubOhm 80 Watt 7ML Tank $22 Sense Hydra Sub-ohm Tank $23 Kanger SubTank Nano Sub-Ohm Tank $25 Morpheus V2 SubOhm Tank 80W by Vapor Tech $25 Aspire Triton Sub-Ohm Tank $30 Replacement coils available for all tanks listed and others Amigo Donner BVC Coils Available in Kanthal and Nickel Temp Control Coils $12/5 pack Compatible with:
Atlantis V1/V2 Subtank
The Amigo Donner BVC Coil in 0.3ohm and 0.5ohm are made with organic cotton surrounded by a surgical metal mesh that creates a capillary action that sucks the liquid into the coil keeping it cool. It prevents dry hits and allows for higher wattage usage, as well as spit-back while vaping. At 0.3ohms, it supports 40-100W usage. At 0.5ohms, it supports 15-50W usage. The Amigo Donner BVC Nickel Coil in 0.2ohm is made with Nickel 200 wire and organic cotton that is surrounded by a surgical metal mesh. This creates a capillary action that sucks the liquid into the coil keeping it cool. It prevents dry hits and allows for higher wattage usage, as well as spit-back while vaping. * For use in temperature control devices only. Tesla 200w Temp Control Box Mod Grey or Black Carbon Fiber $80http://imgur.com/a/p4wAs The Tesla 200W TC Box Mod is a polished, ultra powerful device that has an incredible output range up to 200 watts, powered by two 18650 high drain batteries. It features temperature control function, supporting Ni200 Nickel builds, and minimum atomizer resistance of 0.08 ohms, providing the perfect foundation and flexibility to power today's latest sub-ohm temperature controled tank. It is constructed with a high-grade aluminum body, carbon fiber finish, and a clear OLED Display for an elegant end product.
Tesla 200W TC Box Mod Features:
18650 High Drain Dual Battery - Sold Separately
Output Wattage: 1W - 200W
Pulse Output is Activated over 150W
Max Output Voltage: 11V
Temperature Range: 200F - 600F
Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.08 ohm
Intuitive OLED Display
High-Grade Aluminum Body
Over Puffing Protection
Reverse Connection Protection
Low Resistance Protection
Low Voltage Protection
Brass-Plated Silver Spring Loaded 510 Connection
Tesla 160w Temp Control Mod - Available in Black or Grey Carbon Fiber Metal or Dark or Red Wood Finish $65http://imgur.com/a/eSY8u
Electrode:copper plated copper
Battery: two 18650 batteries in series
Maximum output voltage:11V
Maximum output current:32.6A
Atomizer resistance: nickel 200 coil: 0.08-1.0 ohm normal coil: 0.15-3.5ohm(7-160W) 0.1-0.14ohm,only use <60w
Temperature regulation:Fahrenheit degree:200F-600F,Centigrade degree:100C-300C
Construction:High-quality Zinc Alloy and Stainless Steel
Wattage Memory Modes
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Spring loaded 510 connector
Customizable LED color (up to 16 million colors)
Koopor Mini 60W TC Mod - $42http://imgur.com/a/LMjyY The Koopor Mini adopts a dual-circuit drive design inside, which can effectively control output while monitoring temperature of the atomizer. With the new monitor technology, HFDMR-Ni200 (High-Frequency Dynamic Monitoring Resistance of Ni200) , it can achieve the high accuracy of regulating and monitoring heating wire temperatures. The precision can reach 10 degrees Fahrenheit (about 5 degrees Celsius). Constructed from stainless steel with a zinc-alloy coating, it looks modern and feels comfortable. Magnet-held battery cover design makes sure that, with a gentle touch, you will simply slide it off and replace the battery in seconds! This compact mod takes one 18650 battery, and provides 60 watts of maximum output for enough power! You said you want real temperature control, and here is the KOOPOR mini. The Koopor Mini has excellent buttons, and a very easy to use menu system on a bright OLED display. It can be used in wattage mode with any standard wire (nichrome, kanthal, or stainless), or temperature control mode with nickel or titanium. To operate in temperature control mode, select nickel or titanium, select temperature control mode, and then choose from 3 settings soft, standard, or hard to fine tune the performance. Features:
1 - 60 Watts (0.8 - 9V)
Temperature Control 200°F-600°F/ 100°C-315°C
Spring Loaded Center Pin
Includes Orange Silicone Case
Stainless Steel 510 Threads
Magnetic Slide Off Back Cover
Replaceable 18650 battery (not included)
Micro USB Port (for upgrade only, not for charging)
Large OLED Display
Dimensions: L 41mm x H 81mm x W 25mm
Material: Stainless Steel with Zinc Alloy Coating
Short Circuit / Current Overload Protection
Over Discharge Protection
Low Voltage Protection
Includes: * 1 Stainless Steel Koopor Mini 60W TC Mod * 1 Orange Koopor Silicone Case * 1 User Manual IPV4S Black or Silver - $63http://imgur.com/a/hDV9E An update to the IPV4 Box Mod. This upgrade bumps the power up to 120 watts, 20 watts more than the previous version. This version supports firing both titanium and nickel wire for temperature control atomizer heads. This version does not the dedicated charging port, but still has the USB port for software updates. Features and Details:
YIHI SX330 v4S Chip
Reads resistance as low as 0.1 ohm
Wattage range: 5w - 120w
Powered by 2 18650 batteries (sold separately)
Mini USB port for software updates
Asmodus Snow Wolf 200W Limited Edition $98http://imgur.com/a/jcREr Currently one of the most advanced temperature controlled devices on the market, Asmodus releases the Limited Edition Snow Wolf 200W Box Mod. It features the same temperature control mechanics, magnetic battery door, and 200W output power, but with a few aesthetic modifications. The Limited Edition Snow Wolf has been designed with an updated chip, the GX200 V1.5, that has a locking feature, full gunmetal stainless steel frame, intuitive OLED screen, and metallic gold laser engravings. With only a limited run of 5000 pieces produced, this TC controlled device will go fast. Specifications:
Powered by dual 18650 batteries
Supports both Kanthal and nickel wires
Output Power: 5W - 200W
Output Voltage: 0.5V - 7.0V
Battery Voltage: 6.2V - 8.4V
Temperature Range: 212F - 662F
Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
Gold plated spring loaded 510 connection
Low voltage and resistance protection
High input voltage warning
Output short circuit protection
Reverse battery and overheating protection
Sigelei 150w Temp Control Box Mod - $82http://imgur.com/a/6te9a From Sigelei comes an update to their venerable 150w box mod, the 150w TC, now with temperature control. Featuring a two battery serial design, the 150w TC provides 150w of power, as well as temperature control functionality. The 150w TC also provides a magnetic battery door for easy access, spring loaded 510 to accommodate a wide variety of tanks and atomizers, as well as a 90 day warranty.
Wattage range: 10w - 150w
Voltage range: 1v - 7.5v
Resistance range: 0.05ohm - 3.0ohm
Temperature range: 212F - 572F
Spring loaded 510
Magentic battery door
Requires two 18650 batteries
Tesla Invader II Dual 18650 Mechanical Box Mod $35http://imgur.com/a/rn5qg Overview: The Invader 2 Box Mod is truly a natural beauty. With a body shaped to fit your hand, you won't find another quite like it except of course it's predecessor, the Invader Box Mod. With MOSFET internal protection, added 3pcs MOSFET, making the mod with low internal resistance & low loss & recoverable fuse. The improved support for lower resistance, you can't go wrong with this one. Features and Details:
Floating copper 510 center pin
Powered by two 18650 batteries (batteries sold separately)
Magnet back cover, no need for screwdriver
Minimum resistance: 0.1 ohm
Output voltage: 3.2-4.2V
Max. output current: 40A
Tesla Invader II Dual 26650 Mechanical Box Mod $35http://imgur.com/a/K7nYR Overview: This new take on the invader box mod features a sleek, modern, minimalist design that exudes elegance. If you're looking for a powerful box mod that you can just press a button and fire, this is the one for you. The Invader 26650 can fire atomizers with as low as 0.1 ohm resistance, allow for big clouds with sub-ohm atomizers. The aluminum body is durable and reliable. Features and Details:
Floating copper 510 center pin
Powered by two 26650 batteries or two 18650 batteries (batteries sold separately)
Flaked - From the makers of the famous "Nora's Dream" comes Flaked, a premium e-juice that tastes just like your favorite frosted corn flake cereal with creamy, delicious milk. Wake up in the morning and reach for you vape, but be careful, because you'll want to be vaping this sweet sugary cereal all day.
Nora's Dream is the closest thing to that wonderful moment when all the fruit loops are gone and you slurp down that sweet, sugary milk.
Apple Crack: An apple pie-ish apple jacks cereal juice that keeps you coming back for more.
Cap'n Crunk: A creamy delicious E Liquid medley of your favorite buttery smooth cereal.
Caribbean Cream: A sweet creamy juicy pineapple juice that will certainly satisfy any tropical fruit lovers craving.
Custer Fluck: What is better than all these custard e-liquids? Custard Ice Cream!
Cerealogy E-Juicehttp://imgur.com/a/oJa3a All flavors available in 0,3,6,9 mg 30ml $18 A premium line of breakfast cereal-flavored e-juices. Wake up in the morning with one of four delicously sweet and creamy cereal flavors. Flavors:
2Canz: A sweet, fruity breakfast treat. Vaping 2Canz is like having spoonfuls of your favorite fruit cereal.
Apple Smax: The apple-cinnamon vape you've been waiting for. Sweet, rich apple flavor with a delectable cinnamon kick.
Chef's Crunch: The Chef is in the kitchen. Let him prepare you a cinnamon-sugar vape that is sure to have you asking for seconds.
El Capitan: Embark on a berry-filled journey with El Capitan.
Charlie's Chalk Dust E-Liquidhttp://imgur.com/a/VUmx5 15ml - $10 30ml - $18 Charlie's Chalk Dust is one of the hottest e-juice lines to hit the market. With it's rich, sweet and fruity flavors and creative names, these liquids has quickly become certified fan favorites. Flavors:
Head Banging Boogie: Tropical blueberry popsicle
Trueberry Sugar and Knife: Pineapple upsidedown pancake with blackberry maple syrup
Dream Cream: Rich vanilla cream with fudge and cinnamon
Peanut Butter and Jesus: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
SlamBerry: Strawberry Ice Cream
The Cloud Company E-Juicehttp://imgur.com/a/dGT8N 30ml - $20 60ml - $38 From the makers of the world-renowned Suicide Bunny line of eliquids comes The Cloud Company, an ejuice line inspired by Pip the Bunny’s desire to craft a Max VG, high-performance line of eliquids that did not sacrifice flavor. The ejuice line was specifically designed for sub-ohming and dripping, but still maintains the exceptional flavor, quality, and complexity that has become synonymous with the Suicide Bunny e-liquid line. Flavors:
Arise - A pleasant, smooth, billowy twist on the original fan favorite Mother’s Milk, Arise ejuice is similar in flavor, but with subtle differences, and much bigger, thicker clouds of awesome.
Billow - Billow’s smooth, rich, creamy coconut flavor, dripping with gooey caramel will remind you of a caramel-coated coconut cream cake that’s been shrunk down to eliquid bottle size.
Revel - Revel will have you blowing fluffy clouds of complexity, with flavor that changes with each puff, and varies from inhale to exhale. Sometimes you’ll experience sweet, creamy, berry-infused cereal, and other times tangy fruity goodness with a splash of citrus. You may have just discovered your new All Day Vape
Sky - Sweet, tangy, savory, and creamy, Sky hits all the right notes as it sings you a song of delicious, fresh-baked lemon cookies, with a dollop of sweet cream to smooth out this ejuice’s citrus bite.
Cola Gummy: Those chewy gummy cola bottles we all loved as kids are back, with a twist! Cola Gummy is a flavor as simple as its name. The flavor is unmistakable. It comes on with a rush of fizz, like you just popped the top on a can of soda.
Church: Your new favorite day of the week...SUNDAE! Scoops of old fashioned vanilla ice cream, lightly drizzled in decadent hot fudge. The flavor is topped off with subtle notes of sliced bananas, which combine in this perfect vaping treat.
Euphoria: Your favorite cereal is back, with a twist! Orangey orange, wild berry blue and lemony lemon pieces submerged in milk make this classic vaping treat.
Kryptonite: My only weakness! A vape that you couldn't put down to save your life, makes Kryptonite true to it's name. A sweet and refreshing blend of cool melon paired with your favorite candy, makes a bottle of juice that you'll finish as fast as a speeding bullet.
Milk and Honey: Close your eyes and imagine a vape lighter than air. You see fields of puffy marsh mallows as far as the eye can see. The sky opens and sweet milk rains down. Open your eyes in time for the perfect note of rich honey to cap it all off.
Nutz: Ready to go Nutz? Let's do it. Sweet and juicy strawberry preserve, spread evenly over fresh ground almond butter. Infused with only the most subtle notes of whipped honey cream.
Shocker: The Shocker from Cosmic Fog is the ultimate blend of sweet and sour lemonade with hints of citrus, apples, strawberries, and mangos.This Flavor is the perfect flavor for the summer months. It is incredibly refreshing and will leave your mouth watering for more.
Bird Brains 15ml available in 0, 1.5, 12, 18mg 30ml available in 0, 1.5, 3, 6, 12, 18mg
Unicorn Milk 15ml available in 0, 1.5, 3, 6, 12mg 30ml available in 1.5,6,12,18mg
Sugar Drizzle 15ml available in 0, 1.5, 3, 6, 12, 18mg 30ml available in 0, 1.5, 3, 18mg
Mega Melons 15ml available in 0, 1.5, 12, 18mg 30ml available in 0, 1.5, 3, 6, 12, 18mg
Boss Reserve 15ml not available 30ml available in 3, 6, 12, 18mg
Lost Fog by Cosmic Foghttp://imgur.com/a/k9Y40 30ml $18 Streak only available in 30ml bottles 0,3,6,12,18mg From the makers of one of the most popular e-liquids comes a brand new line. The Lost Fog Collection is a premium collection of juices hand crafted by the experts at Cosmic Fog.
Streak - Streak is a creamy Greek yogurt topped with delicous Godiva strawberries. This juice combines the creamy, sweet, and savory flavors you love with the subtlety that only the masters at Cosmic Fog can produce.
Ethos Vaporshttp://imgur.com/a/Z3skW 15ml - $11 Vape like a God! Ethos is a premium e-liquid line that uses rich flavors in carefully crafted juices that are worthy of the gods themselves. Flavors:
Athena: As the dust settels from a raging war, Athena reigns supreme. This refreshing watermelon-pomegranate is what every soldier is searching for after a long fought battle.
Hermes: There is a message to be delivered. Within it is the secret strawberry banana culmination that Hermes delivers to every vapor far and wide. Come embark on the mystical journey.
Zeus: Come sit on Mt. Olympus with the almightly Zeus and enjoy a subtle blueberry smack that is both electric and rejuvenating all at the same time. Welcome to the land of the Gods.
Milk by Glas is amooth and rich blend of strawberries and sweet cream - this is one eliquid not to be missed! A luxurious take on a trusty favorite.
Pebbles by Glas is A sophisticated dessert blend eliquid of fruit cereal and macaroon, Pebbles boasts a powerful balance of creamy and fruit flavor with a sweet vanilla crisp on the exhale.
Poundcake by Glas is named after the centuries-old traditional recipe, Pound Cake is marked by its creamy and balanced flavor. This E Liquid captures that same and subtle taste; with notes of fresh citrus and vanilla on the inhale that are followed by hints of warm cake and lemon zest on the exhale.
HoldFast Vaporshttp://imgur.com/a/Bj7Yl 15ml - $10 30ml - $18 An ultra premium, pirate themed ejuice line out of Orange County, California. Available in 30ml bottles Flavors:
Davy Jones Locker: Take a trip to the tropics with this mango, pineapple, berry blend.
Jaws: A mouth-watering classic jawbreaker candy flavor.
Mutiny: Crisp pears and sweet berries topped with cream.
Pirate's Booty: Strawberry and banana twisted together with a hint of cotton candy.
Port Royal: Indulge in fresh cakes drizzled in maple sugar glaze, topped with candied nuts.
Bound By the Crown - Whether it be duty or vice, we are all bound by that which weighs heavily upon our choices. Accept your lot. Do not deny yourself this delicious draught with its perfectly balanced blend of sweet custard, ripe stone fruits, and spice.
Claim Your Throne - Impossible? Nay. Nothing is impossible. You may not have blood-right, but you have ambition, and this bottle of liquid courage will tip the scales in your favor. Expertly balanced, as if mixed by the King’s alchemist himself, you’ll find here a smooth blend of sweet creams, butterscotch, and brown sugar.
Fight Your Fate - The Fates spin and weave the threads of life, granting some the gift of birthright, and others a life of pauperdom. What a sad lot in life they have spun for us…..NO! Fate be damned! We will forge our own destiny! When fate hands us lemons, we will make strawberry lemonade!
The King - Bold and powerful, yet sophisticated and compassionate, The King is the embodiment of what we all want our ruler to be. He is a complicated man, but well-balanced, with no one aspect of his personality outshining the rest. He reminds some of a peanut butter cookie, while others find him more savory. Truth be told, you’ll have to stand in His Majesty’s glory and decide for yourself.
Unicorn Puke: Straight from the mouth of a unicorn comes Unicorn Puke. A rainbow of flavors that will leave your mouth watering. A creamy and refreshing fruit punch.
The Beez Kneez: A sweet refreshing bowl of Honey Graham Oh's cereal! The perfect all day creamy vape.
Space Rockz: A sweet and fruity iconic candy flavor that pops in your mouth! Strawberry kiwi pop rocks!
Kaptain Peanut Butter Krunch: A familiar flavor reminiscent of sitting on the couch watching your favorite Saturday morning cartoons and chowing
Mystery "?" Flavor: A tantalizing blend that will delight and intrigue the senses. Is that orange or apple? A faint hint of grape or perhaps a bit of lime....a throwback to the old Airheads Mystery flavors that will be sure to entertain.
Monarch Premium E-Juicehttp://imgur.com/a/5V8jW 15ml - $11 Flavors: * Citadel: A mix of fresh blueberries and bananas topped with a light scream. * The Prince: A bowl of your favorite fruitey cereal covered in sweet creamy milk. * The Warden: Juicy sweet strawberries balaced with a watermelon and kiwi tart. Mystique Premium E-Liquidhttp://imgur.com/a/yxE9S 30ml-$21 Flavors:
Asteria : On this ever-bearing tree of luscious fruit, nothing is forbidden.
Cronos : When two unique individuals enter a candy store, the variation of their choices are infinite. Each procurement bares vastly different and distinctive results. No two visits are ever the same. Such is the inexorable nature of this candy medley.
Hyperion : To categorize this savory flavor as simply being "tobacco based" would be akin to calling the Louvre an art house. Much like the many treasures that adorn those Parisian walls, what you discern from Hyperion will depend on the experiences in life that have crafted the most peerless of masterpieces... You.
Oceanus : As the composition of the sea morphs to the fickle influence of the wind and tide, so too will your state of mind influence the interpretation of this inspiring menthol fusion. You will take from this experience only what you bring with you.
Nightmare On Vape Street E-Juicehttp://imgur.com/a/wdY4O 30ml - $18 All of our premium e-liquids are pre steeped for a minimum of 30 days.
Lust: Warm cooked apples layered over warm flaky pie crust, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel and whipped cream.
Maiden: A creamy custard with notes of sweet creams, burnt sugar, and a hint of something secret!
Massacre Milk: A delicious complex blend of 12 premium ingredients, ripened bananas mixed with the right amount of sweet caramel, peanut butter, a scoop of ice cream, and a nice creamy undertone!
Revelation: A combination of your favorite berries and yogurt blended to perfection!
Scarlett Revamped: Sweet yet bold with an inhale of lime zest and other complimentary fruits and an exhale of creamy goodness! Topped off with cheesecake!
Milk Man: The Milk Man just stepped up his game. Enjoy a silky smooth strawberry exhale with a subtle, sweet milky exhale. It's like a delicious spoonful of fresh cream topped with sugar-sprinkled strawberries. The Milk Man comes in 180 mL squeeze bottles along with 2 free 15 mL Milk Man branded unicorn bottles.
Muffin Man: A Unique Blend of Sweet Apples and Warm Cinnamon Muffin. The Muffin Man E-Liquid has a robust Apple Flavor on the Inhale followed by Sweet undertones of Warm Muffin. The Muffin Man E-Liquid comes in 180ml squeeze bottles along with 2 empty 15ml plastic unicorn bottles with green caps.
Rise: Lychee Mango with a hint of Jack Fruit. 60%VG/40%PG
Rise On Ice: Same as above with menthol
Swamp Thang: Sour apple candy flavor. 85%VG/15%PG
Ez-Duz-It: A mixture of strawberry and watermelon. 90%VG/10%PG
Ez-Duz-It On Ice: Same as above with menthol
Peach Fuzz: Peaches and cream. 85%VG/15%PG
SherBae: A wonderfully smooth taste of orange sherbert. 85%VG/15%PG
Slurricane: A tropical blend of peach, papaya, and guava. 90%VG/10%PG
Grape Drank: The flavor of grape skittles and grape soda. 85%VG/15%PG
Jungle Fever: The taste of pineapple, mango and other citrus flavors. 90%VG/10%PG
Menage a Trois: Creamy and sweet crème brûlée paired with raspberry
La Dolce Vita by Ruthless E-Juicehttp://imgur.com/a/yV8Z7 20ml $12 Available in 0,3,6mg only The newest flavor La Dolce Vita will come in a LIMITED EDITION 20ML bottle. It is a Vanilla Pistachio Italian Gelato. La Dolce Vita represents all the sweet things in life. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride. The Schwartz E-Juicehttp://imgur.com/a/9sX7a 15ml - $10 30ml - $18 The Schwartz is the innovative e-juice company based out of Torrence, California that introduced the vaping world to the yogurt flavor profile. Flavors:
The Upside: Creamy yogurt topped with strawberries.
The Downside: Greek yogurt with sweet blueberries.
Comb the Desert: A savory mix of peanut-butter yogurt and hazelnuts.
Derailed by Suicide Bunny has some seriously irresistable flavor! It's a fresh-baked snickerdoodle cookie wrapped in a sweet cinnamon banana exhale. The smell alone will have you craving more!
Madrina by Suicide Bunny features an enchanting cream base, with notes of melon tucked into every layer. Madrina is (Suicide Bunny mixer) Pip the Bunny's personal favorite!
Mother's Milk by Suicide Bunny is a rich, creamy dessert flavor with a light strawberry exhale. This liquid is the favorite for large swathes of vapers the world over. Once you try it, you'll see why!
The Original Bunny (O.B. for short) by Suicide Bunny is a rich and creamy vape. There are so many layers to this flavor that you're bound to experience something different with each inhale and exhale. Personally, I can pick up some sweet cream, maybe some cake batter notes? But there's a lot more to The OB than just those two flavors. One of my very favorite cream-based vapes, I highly recommend it!
Sucker Punch by Suicide Bunny is a deliciously exotic flavor! It features an alluring dragonfruit mix, intertwined with a silky-smooth cream undertone. But be careful - Sucker Punch's dragonfruit has been to known to catch people off guard, but in the most delightful way ever.
Axiom vapes like an acai berry smoothie with a fluffy, foamy swirl of whipped cream on top. Your senses will be indulged with this sweet, and slightly fruity flavor. BEST SELLER!
Cumulus - Clouds on clouds, your vape experience with this juice will take you on a instant tropical vacation with it's tangy and sweet mix of papaya, mango and coconut.
Dat Cereal - What's the best part about eating your favorite fruity cereal on a saturday morning? That sweet, Milky goodness left at the bottom of the bowl.
Engine #9 is another best seller that has a delicious mix of nectarine infused peach. These fruits may be seasonal, but this juice is here for you all year round.
Exile - Exile is the combination of creamy strawberry and sinful custard that will engulf your senses and make you want to give in to it's temptations day after day. It feels so good to be bad.
Illusion - Illusion has won best in show for coffee for a reason. It's creamy, custardy cappuccino with twist is the closest you will get to a authentic coffee shop without the annoyance of a barista spelling your name wrong.
Ol' Dirty Custard - After vaping Ol' Dirty Custard, you just might have an epiphany that it's creamy banana custard with a HINT of chocolate is just simply the best around.
Shots After Dark - The peaceful banana, coconut and mocha is a MUST for coffee lovers and a recovery after a night full of fun.
Sin-A-Storm - Sin-A-Storm is that taste you can FEEL. When you vape it, you can instantly recognize the popular breakfast cereal.
Veruca - Come and get this blueberry perfection before it sells out! Feel free to be a tad greedy when obtaining it, but make sure to stay away from the golden goose eggs.
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