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Party on, Offer HN, Party on

Well, a very cool trend is happening at Hacker News - people are posting "Offer HN" threads offering advice and help. The first one seems to be "Will Work for Karma" by todayiamme, which kicked the whole thing off. My favorite is "Tax Help for Startup Entrepreneurs" because there's a lot of insight and analysis just in the thread itself. I like learning about law, but it's damn expensive to learn about either in time or money. That said, learning law can save you a lot of money when you write a contract correctly or when you have a company buyback shares instead of purchasing them yourself when buying a partner in a two person partnership out.

After a bunch of "Offer HN" threads started kicking up, there were two discussion topics, both by guys I respect. "Please stop offering your services" and "Please keep offering your services" by Swombat and Jacques. There seems to be a few themes going on:

1. Some people think this is really cool and nice of people. 2. Some people are skeptical of the intentions of people doing this. 3. Some people don't want to see HN get bogged down/clogged up by this.

Let's cover those in reverse order.

First, if it gets out of control and you want to see news without offers, Paul Graham implemented http://news.ycombinator.com/offerless - no offers there. So that solves that problem.

What Would You Do If You Won $2 Million?

On The Thought Train

I have way too much time on my hands and I already have a very detailed answer to this.. I was wondering if anyone else does too? I think about it often. I guess it's nice to escape reality like that. Pardon my list. It's pretty lengthy.

Here's what I would do with it. (This is not the complete list and this is not in order)

I don't know what else. I'm definitely not going to splurge on random stuff like parties or something crazy like that. I know statistics and most people would go broke in a couple of years. I'm sure I'll figure out something to do.

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