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by Painboy
Yesterday, 12:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12178
Views: 741212

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

That kind of reads like a Coen Brothers movie.
by Painboy
Yesterday, 12:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35259

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

JasonL wrote:
Yesterday, 11:29
It’s weird how when other holocaust survivors said it’s an awful comparison they didn’t get any credit.
Just accept it. Everything is Nazis now. And it only goes in one direction.
by Painboy
16 Jul 2019, 19:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63267

Re: Inequality

There's ... something I'm trying to articulate here and I can't quite get it - about front row/back row. I don't like the framing but there is a cultural issue in the neighborhood. It kind of has to do with who gets to sneer at whom and where. So, let's make the whole front row / back row environme...
by Painboy
15 Jul 2019, 15:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16757

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Obvs the OG quote was WRT Peter Theil*, money quote: China has been stealing our intellectual property and conducting cyber-warfare, and China is an unusually dirty country dirtying up the planet. Trump’s 25% tariffs on China should be reframed as a carbon tax. I haven't seen anything out of the Re...
by Painboy
15 Jul 2019, 13:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16757

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

I like how all these libertarians have gotten on board with, "Actually, free trade is really bad," once Trump won. Like who? Does the H&R commentariate count as libertarian? Well they're something alright. But I was more curious about specific authors and intellectuals. Has there been a philosophic...
by Painboy
15 Jul 2019, 12:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16757

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Peter Thiel makes zero sense. Also, I love how he gets on his high horse about interesting technology (and how social media isn't it) and furrows his brow about state surveillance while he's made the bulk of his money from Facebook and Palantir. There's so much bad in that I honestly wouldn't know ...
by Painboy
15 Jul 2019, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16757

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Mo wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 09:20
I like how all these libertarians have gotten on board with, "Actually, free trade is really bad," once Trump won.
Like who?
by Painboy
15 Jul 2019, 00:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35259

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

My mistake, Painboy. I meant to say "History will look kindly upon these photos of Pence." Wait did you post that tweet approvingly? My apologies, I was rolling my eyes at the tweet not you. Oh well I guess everything is Nazis now. Carry on. Other than "forcing people into death chambers where they...
by Painboy
14 Jul 2019, 21:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35259

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Jennifer wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 16:49
My mistake, Painboy. I meant to say "History will look kindly upon these photos of Pence."
Wait did you post that tweet approvingly? My apologies, I was rolling my eyes at the tweet not you.

Oh well I guess everything is Nazis now. Carry on.
by Painboy
13 Jul 2019, 16:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35259

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Jennifer wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 16:32
History will not look kindly upon the photos of Pence touring our concentration camps.

At least he wasn't speaking alone with a woman other than his spouse, though. THAT would be IMMORAL.

:roll:
by Painboy
12 Jul 2019, 12:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248708

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I'm just too tired of lefties calling everything they dislike or oppose "fascist" to actually get far into the article. The weak being expected to serve the strong—and for them to be told to act happy about it, and for the society to justify this hierarchy as good and natural—was the norm of human ...
by Painboy
11 Jul 2019, 22:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248708

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Well this guy sounds like he'd be fun at parties. The Lion King’ is a fascistic story. No remake can change that Paywalled, but I can catch the drift from the headline. This is something I have been using to get around paywalls. It's not a hundred percent but works pretty well on most sites. https:...
by Painboy
11 Jul 2019, 22:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248708

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Well this guy sounds like he'd be fun at parties.

The Lion King’ is a fascistic story. No remake can change that
by Painboy
11 Jul 2019, 21:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2764
Views: 163763

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

I've been really enjoying Parks and Recreation but this last season is terrible. The whole Google/Facebook analog "stealing muh datas" is ridiculous even for that show. Most importantly it hasn't been very funny either. The writing in general has been declining in the later seasons but this is becom...
by Painboy
11 Jul 2019, 18:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The "Historically Rich" game
Replies: 71
Views: 958

Re: The "Historically Rich" game

Certain painting pigments. By weight alone they could be a good pick. They were often worth many times their weight in gold because it was so hard to extract or produce them. Colors like purple or ultramarine made from lapis lazuli* where extraordinarily valuable back in the day. For instance you ca...
by Painboy
07 Jul 2019, 15:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5778
Views: 266746

Re: Light laffs

Scenes like that really shouldn't exist in this day and age. All three of those girls almost assuredly have smartphones. Google it. You don't even have to type anything. Just speak into the information machine and it will give you the answer.
by Painboy
06 Jul 2019, 16:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2702
Views: 155086

Re: Video Games!

Witcher 3. Why did I start this damn game? I'm 40 hours in and I'm only level 15. It's open world and there are question marks all over the map. What am I not supposed to check out everyone of them? I'm loving it so far but I'm feeling like a former heroin addict who just wanted a fix for old times ...
by Painboy
03 Jul 2019, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248708

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The flap over the Nike "Betsy Ross" shoes is a whole new level of stupidity. The original 13-star flag is offensive because it "has connections to an era of slavery"? It isn't particularly about slavery, it just happens to be of an era when bad stuff was happening...but exactly the same thing could...
by Painboy
02 Jul 2019, 19:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 434
Views: 37155

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

I also don't see how politically you could have convinced the people in the Western powers to immediately start a whole new war with someone who you had been giving aid to and telling everyone was your ally for the last several years. Patton was a great general but a complete nutcase in any other as...
by Painboy
02 Jul 2019, 18:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sexy Steve Jobs Costume: The Theranos Thread
Replies: 258
Views: 22946

Re: Sexy Steve Jobs Costume: The Theranos Thread

Random thing I read this morning that amused me: a survey of half-baked inventions and projects, including Theranos, treating them as a form of outsider art . That's a great article. I'm not sure I can get onboard "Theranos as art" though. Holmes was a little too much conman for that. Her grand vis...
by Painboy
24 Jun 2019, 22:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248708

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke released a plan Monday morning to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout. ... the plan calls for ... the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for ea...
by Painboy
24 Jun 2019, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12178
Views: 741212

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The headline says everything you needs to know, "Don’t Want Your School to Be Named for a Confederate General? Find Someone Else Named Lee." Basically schools named after RE Lee are renaming themselves, but to save money are keeping Lee, but changing the Robert E. part. That's what Seattle did with...
by Painboy
19 Jun 2019, 11:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2702
Views: 155086

Re: Video Games!

Jasper wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 10:16
I think KC:D has found the perfect balance between stats, player skill, and story telling. Extremely well-done game from a KS funded studio.
I've been wanting to check that one out, but I have so many RPGs in front of it still in the backlog.
by Painboy
18 Jun 2019, 16:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2702
Views: 155086

Re: Video Games!

Active RPG combat is always a tricky balance. You want stats and stuff to matter but you also want to have player skill matter as well. It's very easy for those things to step on each other's toes.