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Hey guys, my wife has been wanting a good camera to photograph our baby boy with as he grows up. After reading several reviews and what have you, I decided I could afford this for Christmas:

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I hope she likes it!
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Yeah, you'll be surprised all right, at what a waste of time it is. I tried it once in college (admittedly several years ago at this point), and it takes bloody ages (pun) to get the plasma, then they compensate you with a whopping $30, depending on how much you weigh, not to mention the seedy, desperate characters who frequent plasma clinics. Frankly, donating a kidney would be a much more efficient method. Plasma = $15 per hour, donating a kidney = $100s per hour. Not that I would seriously consider doing either.

They would pay us 50-75 bucks a pop, and you could study while they were doing it. Pop headphones in, study, get paid. It was enough to eat (and sometimes drink) for a week, which was good enough for me at that point.
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This M4 terrible. I put on the delta ring the wrong way so I have to pry that c clip off oh my god.

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I was debating about doing clinical trials... Anybody done any before? They're offering $1400 or so.
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They would pay us 50-75 bucks a pop, and you could study while they were doing it. Pop headphones in, study, get paid. It was enough to eat (and sometimes drink) for a week, which was good enough for me at that point.

Hm, I guess they're paying a lot more these days. It was at the end of the nineties the last I donated plasma, and they paid by the donor's weight. Thankfully I was heavy enough (all of 170 lbs at the time) to be in the top paying bracket, but it was $30 for 2 to 2.5 hours of squeezing a ball.
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Hey guys, my wife has been wanting a good camera to photograph our baby boy with as he grows up. After reading several reviews and what have you, I decided I could afford this for Christmas:

Sounds good!
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I was debating about doing clinical trials... Anybody done any before? They're offering $1400 or so.

Clinical trials for what exactly? I had a friend in college who participated in a trial where all he had to do was smoke pot and watch TV, NO JOKE! (dude caps)
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That's gotta be the best trial ever.
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I was debating about doing clinical trials... Anybody done any before? They're offering $1400 or so.

Depends on the types of trials. Clinical trials in my field tend to be the most work/most difficult, where patients have to adhere to a strict drug intake/check up schedule. Studies for the humanities on the other hand tend to be the easiest. If you want quick cash, check out the psych/socio departments at your local university.

And on an unrelated note: DayQuil and Coffee - Not even once.
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That's gotta be the best trial ever.

Yeah, I almost didn't believe it when he told me. This was a while ago, way before medical marijuana, so everyone was flabbergasted. I think the point of the trial was to see how marijuana affected TV viewing (they didn't actually tell him what they were testing for), because they put him in a room, in a comfy chair (NO! NOT THE COMFY CHAIR! Bonus points for anyone who knows where that's from) with a TV set, and they provided the cheeba.
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I've actually become accustomed to the taste of red Nyquil. Dare I say, I like it. People say they took the stuff out that makes you sleepy, but if I'm breathing better I can relax which leads to sleepiness.
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That trial sounds absolutely epic besides the fact that NASCAR would probably think that would be a good time to drug test me. Bye bye license and garage access.
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