In a world… Where newsmedia has people scared of a virus…
A virus with a 99.97% survival rate…
All concerts… Will
Concept by Talking Heads
You better watch out, you better not cry.
Better not pout, i’m telling you why…
8chan is down ‘cause of the news!
Seriously though, journalists do hate the internet because it’s jeopardizing their jobs.
Load up the comments for some top smoothbrain takes
Yeah. Lots of 4channers on there. And I don’t mean the old-school imageboard regulars but the more recent chucklers that just dox and cause chaos.
At least Saturday wasn’t too much of a wash.
Finally buckled down and built the new PC after extracting the old parts I wanted to carry over. I carried over the hard disk (containing Windows 10 and files), power supply and DVD drive.
The EPS power cable had to go under the backplate cutout since I couldn’t get it to the 8-pin EPS at the top of the board anyway else.
I can always just add in the speakers later when my cone or piezoelectric speaker pack come.
I also forgot that I carried over my Zotac GTX1050ti Mini from my prebuilt as well.
Bit the bullet on a set of two cone speakers from icomtech in Irvine, CA.
Let’s see if that takes weeks…
So, I have a CPU now. I’m still waiting on my speakers to get here, though.
I’ve heard that the eBay store I bought it from is in China (qkmallc_1), and will take weeks.
I’m not sure if I should get started without mounting up any speakers, but I’m not sure if I can mount a cone speaker in my Corsair 100R case.
Looks like that GoFundMe isn't working as expected.
Here's a direct paypal request instead.
I've been self-working through flipping CRV waste from trash on Recology for some time now, but my mini-tower failed and I need to rebuild it. Whatever you can give helps.
Wanna know something weird?
I was learning about the Weather Underground and their “Days of Rage” before ANTIFA had theirs.
It doesn’t help that ANTIFA, BlackLivesMatter and the “Weathermen” all had the same upbringing, either.
However, I’m aware that ANTIFA and BlackLivesMatter both tend to use teenagers that believe they had no purpose (or squandered it all to go through college instead).
The best answer to stop this would to be careful about recommending college to your kids.
If I were a businessman, I would pass up someone who wanted $4,000 for a deal that would cost me $4,000,000 plus interest. Would you?
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
And I know my law enforcement skills are terrible since I know too much about English. Or is it because of this specific sentence?
Police police Police police police police Police police.
Lexical ambiguities sure are interesting, aren’t they?
The only thing more interesting than that are the people with the surname of “Null”. They’re walking contradictions that seem to trip up every database they contact.
I don't know about you, but this current aura in the United States where you can get cancelled for arbitrary reasons sounds like something the Mao did.
Look up "Struggle Session" and you'll get what I speak of.
@camedei456 This is an interesting take. There are also people pointing out that what the west is experiencing right now is a carbon copy of what Russia experienced with the Bolsheviks 100 years ago. Interesting times indeed!
The Russians aren't the ones invading academia and overtaking America's economy with cheap product.
Since China released "viral pneumonia" on the world, there's been two good things happening.
Pay-TV has been starting to lose relevance as their employees are being revealed to be quasi-punk types and the world's been moving ever-more closer to Taiwan in the face of Chinese harassment and Tsai-ing Wen's re-election.
I wonder if the PLA has their flamethrowing midgets of crap pilots ready to go?
I noticed recently that I have seem to kept interest in videogames from the 2000s backward. I wonder what could've done this?
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PS2 era was the final generation where devs could do something unusual and get away with it.
By the era of PS3, Xbox360, Wii the expectation for game quality went through the roof and long dev times with inflated million dollar budgets. You can't really try anything new when you're relying on sales to stay afloat. Wii and DS games kinda proved that creativity was dead as they couldn't really make any creative control schemes.
A thought I had recently as to why old games have appeal more than new games comes from the "mystery" about them. Consider these "iceberg" images floating around about various games. A majority of those images barely talk about games of this decade. Older games just give more of that mental engagement than modern games do and that's not a coincidence.
@camedei456 What about Brawl, which is literally the best Super Smash Bros ever especially with mods
Wiimmfi supports vanilla copies of Smash Bros. Brawl online, which that discussion was about.
Not sure about online support for SSBB mods, but Wiimmfi has a crazy amount of custom channels for the various Mario Kart Wii mods out there.
The smash bros. question was about value of Switch Online vs. the community-supported Slippi.
Not only a day since I last took my CRV in, and my trip down to Silveyville Road filled up my cart again.
That also meant another trip to El Verduzco to take what of their glass I could hold since Silveyville had only three bottles of glass, all frappucinos.
When you're in a job where one can easily be fired and have to fight outmoding policies to keep it, is that job really worth having?
I think this Tweet has proved something that nobody previously believed.
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What likely happened is that friends and family of others started to use it to contact one-another and grew the userbase by people recommending it to relatives.
Familial recommendation can be dangerous if unchecked.
As for the youth, they wanted to be away from their parents, so left for Instagram (which Facebook would later buy-out).
Then musical.ly came along to take the youth by storm (and their predators, too), before the purchase by Bytedance made musically become the world's version of Dou Yin.
it grew because of "exclusive club" syndrome.
Something Awful, Neogaf, and Facebook grew into the sites they were because of the limitations of joining them.
Facebook being exclusive to college kids grew that more than you'd think.
>three followers from Neckbeard
Since when did node ger popular?
Uh around November
I was toiling around in the waste bins for CRV (as I've been doing), but now I have one question...
Who throws away foreign currency?
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one who had just traveled through the UK?
But why would there be eurocents, then?
very common in a country so close to EU and shifty sales clerks will sneak euro money into your change
so they can get rid of it
the Danes were constantly trying to slip american money into my change
If a certain "Blue Bird" were a sin, it would be wrath.
It at least explains why 90% of the 20 thousand on Twitter are angry about something.
Never mind the fact that 20 thousand social media users seem to be exacerbated to equal the entire populous by journalists, which examplifies their laziness.
Heck, Joe Rogan only earned the attention of journalists due to having his podcast on iTunes for a while.
At least i now know my Paypal link works.
Now to wait on my credit union to fix their online banking...
With Paypal donations, linking them to a bank account is more flexible and has no fees, at the cost of a 1-3 day wait.
However, my credit union started work on fixing their online system yesterday and I need to get my routing number.
It should be done by 05:00 today according to Travis CU's sitewide announcement.
Imagine using a browser that hasn't been updated in over a year
>hasn't been updated in over a year
I can't browse with much on this Atom netbook.
There's a reason I put AntiX on this thing...
And I've just filled my cart up.
For the second time.
If this is "unusual times", then I'm really unsure if I want things to get back to normal.
Looks like most of the valley's wildfires started to calm down.
The clouds over the house seem to be white and the sky's the average blue.
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California has one now, but likely mommy vloggers won't remember this since they're too stupid to learn.
Trump really needs to YEET Facebook and Twitter into Myspace territory. He's already done this to TikTok ar Mark Zuckerberg's behest.
Another thing about Australia's TP shortage was that's predicated on the lack of knowledge about logistics.
Toilet Paper is usually light and big. Meaning that it's expensive to fly than to locally make it. Trucking locally made TP is cheaper, meaning local producers have an edge over foreigners exporting it.
But never mind that, let's get Facebookers to share the Australian TP shortage rumour and cause a panic for no reason whatsoever.
After that baby shower, the wildfires didn't really stop.
It's likely that the crazies that ANTIFAgs were preying upon were left with nothing to do after the government went after them, so started the fires out of boredom for the current situation.
Not only is corporate social media a scourge, but there's an old saying that went "idle hands are the devil's playground".
One thing of note about these now-aborted riots is that destruction is an easy feel-good answer to the world's ills.
Construction can be equally relieving, but is a lot more strenuous.
Also, construction can cost money, which Burners, Looters & Murderers or ANTIFAgs likely don't have.
What would happen if you shaped the "both axes" chart to the shape of the United States?
Where do you think the northwest would be?
My state is actually highly Trad-Conservative except for the two metropolises in the west [Portland, Eugene]
So I heard that Nvidia started launching the 3000-series RTX cards recently.
Hoo boy are the current RTX-2000 owners peeved!
As I had a good time with my Zotac GTX 1050ti mini, I might stick with them for my next GPU.
They're also making the only dual-slot 2-fan RTX 3000 card for this generation (that being the 3070-exclusive "Twin Edge").
Why should I give a shit if the 3000 series came out a few weeks after I bought a new computer with a 2060?
It's not going to run anything that's currently out any better than the card I've already got.
All the modern flicks pushing what the president dubbed "critical race theory" remind me of 'christian' flicks from the '80s to now.
The difference then (and still now) was that the 'christian' movies mostly were hokey as they were made to beat one with religious messaging.
Where as all the "critical race theory" films have directors that can direct, producing producers, writers that can write, but they somehow still come out worse than the 'christian' movies.
In short, "Harley Quinn" or "Ghostbusters (2016)" won't ever be able to have the type of following the "Bibleman" video series had.
I didn't know that someone made a cartoon of Bibleman.
All I knew of was the live-action video series from the '90s.
Now to accrue funds for a supported CPU...
Looking back at where we are now, I think I know why nobody's working, barring retail & foodservice.
And no, it isn't COVID-19 fears. If it was, work would resume right now.
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You can guess that the black landwhale made some bank.
What happens if a grifter (especially if it was someone formerly prolific) goes in and plugs his donation box whilst saying "orange man bad"?
The question doubles if a company that's going broke heads "woke" in order to make money on leftists.
Note: Stephen Colbert is to intersectionalists what Jimmy Swaggart is to Christianity.
The problem here...
Media has taken over (especially social media) and Twitter's mob has more cash to burn than the blue collar joe/jane.
The first instance of this was Facebook causing the toilet paper shortage and the 5G communication scare.
Looking back on my life, I found that my life has been better since my musical tastes transitioned into rock & metal in high & middle school.
Now, I collect CRV for money with no taxes to pay and a symbiotic relationship with my mum (whose care since 2009 has become more work that not) whilst my sister is going to college while working for peanuts at Jo-Ann's Woodland, CA location and going bonkers living in with granny.
I wonder what that says about me as a person?
It was hard to find CRV when I started, but since COVID-19 hit, I've been able to find it in spades.
It was a toughfive months sitting on the my last load of 2019 whilst I fought against cold in January.
I know-u no nihongo, desu.
If the mob rules and a manipulators infiltrates then controls the mob, who's the ruler? The mob or the manipulator?
In the face of the continuing riots, I think it's time to look at all the events financially related, and see if money's truly talking here. The reason: it has to do with an old saying, i believe it's "money talks"?
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Something to append to this:
The reason why BlackLivesMatter goes through this many hurdles is because directly funding Democrats is a violation of IRS' 501(c)(3) guidelines.
The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.
Certain activities or expenditures may not be prohibited depending on the facts and circumstances. For example, certain voter education activities (including presenting public forums and publishing voter education guides) conducted in a non-partisan manner do not constitute prohibited political campaign activity. In addition, other activities intended to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, such as voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, would not be prohibited political campaign activity if conducted in a non-partisan manner.
On the other hand, voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.
-Internal Revenue Service
I think I found what the problem with journalism is these days.
The people who are employed in media are people that actually aren't interested in the job (as in: careless apathetics).
This is expressed in the personal twitter for a journalist only having followers that mostly respond to hot takes about 'orange president', but nothing about anything normal.
You can see this in their 'orange man bad' posts on Twitter getting more engaged than their post stating that they like cheese sandwiches.
The reason that these careless blue checkmarks have jobs is because they're cheap work in a dying industry and all the good journalists are working for themselves fueled by merch (usually shirts) or donations.
One clue to find an careless apathetic journalist (aside from making an extremely inane 'hot take') is their lack of reference when writing a report.
A bad writer will not be concerned with bad sources, while remotely decent ones will get their ducks in a row.
The common trend for a careless apathetic journalist is to write about how bad 'orange man' is, despite a big swathe of the public (outside of birdsite, anyway) supporting him.
However, if Biden's president then their schtick won't work and they'll likely find another target of flamin' hot take-os.
However, it's interesting to imagine what would happen if Trump retired and the press was still dogging him.
Just for note, the only reason that Joe Rogan is talked about by the paid careless apathetics is because Rogan's podcast is the most subscribed on Itunes, thus landing Rogan on journalism's radar.
I was thinking...
Just recently, I was recalling how Daikatana released, then flopped.
The lesson from that was one that the entertainment industry (and industries in general) never learned.
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To those that played Daikatana (you know who you are), you already know how that turned out.
BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME UNIVERSE!
The catharticism of seeing Daikatana die on a katana (that joke's too easy) felt like Icarus' fall into the ocean.
Daikatana's hubris-filled marketing combined with the game's lack of merit could be read as 'don't treat customers with giggling contempt'.
That's a moral that's still relevant with everything from newsmedia attacking the majority populous to intersectionalist types kicking out old fans and industrial videogames being the same thing every year with little alteration, expecting people to buy it before the publisher rides into the sunset, where the money can't be re-obtained.
So with that, COVID-19's assault ends.
And the final tally...
9,210 as per that article.
9,210 of 330,199,683.
That's as many as three-hundred thousand kilovytes and that's terrible.
You want to know something funny?
I just learned that culturally, we're in the polar opposite of the 1950s.
Back then it was the parent that forced a religion on the kid, now they're forcing a cult upon their kids and throwing a fit if they're religious or just moderate.
Funny how time works...
Anyway, I apparently have been hosed out of $120 over a B550 MSI Gaming Plus just recently.
The guy just gave a fake shipping number that doesn't work, then split after everything suddenly "sold out" all at once (even the stuff that he asked $1,200 for "sold out", too).
Other people got hosed on motherboards from the guy as well.
No messages have been replied to, and Newegg is working against people when it comes to refunds. It's times like these where I wish there was a Northern Californian Micro Center location...
You should have ordered from Amazon.
They're a near-monopoly that is bad for the economy as a whole, and Jeff Bezos is a piece of shit, but they don't fuck around when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Newegg as a seller is fine.
It's just that you need to watch for 0-rep sellers on the marketplaces.
Amazon has the same sort of problem with it's marketplace, too.
I've seen this happen when my housemate ordered Chinese elastic. All of those elastic rounds took a long time to land in America.
newegg is where i got my r4 3ds rts gold plus flash card
Welp, I am now aware of another reason that there's dislike for Uzaki-chan.
To be aware of that requires knowledge of "envy". Specifically, women are envious of Uzaki's chest (breast envy).
All of those that seem to hate Japanese culture are either Chinese "little pinks" or just envious.
Not sure if Rossman got to someone or if Epic's lawsuit hit Apple a bit too hard...
I was on Newegg looking for a motherboard and took a chance on Zanli's store in the marketplace (he has no feedback) as he sold a MSI B550 Gaming Plus for $120 from China. It was $140 after taxes.
Let's see if it's really the board and how long it takes to come here...
Trump said "15 days to slow the spread".
When did 15 days become 15x10.133 days?
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There's also the fact that people critical of the newsmedia (including conservative news satire and meme-smiths) are starting to get banned from corporate social media en masse and Facebook/Twitter causing both the great toilet paper shortage and the "5G scare".
Everyone knows about the toilet paper shortage, but didn't know that it was caused by social media sharing news of a very unlikely Australiian TP shortage like the cell-tower fires (and one shooting) that took down more 4G towers than 5G.
As for the 5G freakout, I was aware of it and didn't understand the hubbub.
I was aware that it mostly would make frequencies assigned to channels 17-21 (500-900mhz) inoperable for big broadcasts in the United States, not that low-end VHF isn't operable for large services, anyway.
21 people across Europe and Australia got injured during that time and various phone masts were set ablaze, all because of paranoid idiots as COVID-19 hit.
Never mind the people all wearing masks whilst driving.
I'm not sure if that's just safety concerns, people being socially engineered, being lazy or any combination of those...