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  1. Comment on History of the World Part 2 | Trailer in ~tv

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    Where is hitler on ice? Jews in space? I’ve been waiting decades for this, and all i got was spaceballs.

    Where is hitler on ice? Jews in space?

    I’ve been waiting decades for this, and all i got was spaceballs.

  2. Comment on Chinese spy balloon flies over the United States: Pentagon in ~news

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    Also maybe they are gleaning data from it. Listening to what it’s sending out, seeing how it moves, etc.

    Also maybe they are gleaning data from it. Listening to what it’s sending out, seeing how it moves, etc.

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  3. Comment on How MTV destroyed their network in ~tv

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    One factor this video leaves out: access to mtv was financially out of reach for many who would have appreciated it in its early days. Basic cable in those days meant just your local broadcasts...

    One factor this video leaves out: access to mtv was financially out of reach for many who would have appreciated it in its early days. Basic cable in those days meant just your local broadcasts and maybe a couple large metro independent stations. Mtv, hbo, espn were pricey add ons, if they were available in your market at all.

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  4. Comment on John Waters meets The Simpsons on "Homer's Phobia" in ~tv

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    Random coincidence: I woke up this morning with “You can’t stop the beat” from hairspray in my head.

    Random coincidence: I woke up this morning with “You can’t stop the beat” from hairspray in my head.

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  5. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - January 19 in ~news

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    Is the US government not likely fighting a non-conventional, non-nuclear war with putin now? Sanctions are a form of warfare, as are withholding of grain amd energy. Putin’s propaganda machine i...

    Is the US government not likely fighting a non-conventional, non-nuclear war with putin now? Sanctions are a form of warfare, as are withholding of grain amd energy. Putin’s propaganda machine i running full tilt. I’ll wager at least one us infrastructure hit has putin or wagner group behind it. Who knows what actions are occurring inside Russia.

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  6. Comment on Pickup trucks: From workhorse to joyride in ~humanities

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    Few better examples of american bourgeois largesse and feelings of inferiority masked by egomania. The article was well written and brilliantly presented. Too bad it won’t do any good. I drive an...

    Few better examples of american bourgeois largesse and feelings of inferiority masked by egomania. The article was well written and brilliantly presented. Too bad it won’t do any good.

    I drive an oversized vehicle, but it gets jam packed with two kids and our gear, gets dirty and scratched on rough roads in the woods. Also it’s a diesel, and, as much as possible I commute by foot and bicycle. But even my large suv is dwarfed by these pointless behemoths. Wtf, America?

    If i was emperor, suburbanites would pay a hefty tax, and be prohibited from owning both an oversized house and oversized car.

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  7. Comment on i'm back! in ~talk

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    That said, the conversations we do have remain pretty high quality. Tildes had been for me the best source for issues around the russia ukraine invasion.

    That said, the conversations we do have remain pretty high quality. Tildes had been for me the best source for issues around the russia ukraine invasion.

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  8. Comment on What are you working on right now? in ~talk

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    I just delivered my best work project ever. Feels like defeating a boss level.

    I just delivered my best work project ever. Feels like defeating a boss level.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on The Apple TV expects you to have an iPhone in order to accept new iCloud terms and conditions in ~tech

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    I was surprised to learn (in ya thread on this topic) that quite a few people apparently buy atv as their only apple product. I only bought one because i was already an apple boi, and would have...

    I was surprised to learn (in ya thread on this topic) that quite a few people apparently buy atv as their only apple product. I only bought one because i was already an apple boi, and would have bought the roku at that time. That was a couple generations ago, apparently roku kinda sucks now?

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  10. Comment on Arizona city cuts off a neighborhood’s water supply amid drought in ~enviro

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    Agreed that western water rights regimes are in dire need of rational reform. Fair point about food shipping, although i disagree about the price proportion of shipping v production, especially as...

    Agreed that western water rights regimes are in dire need of rational reform.

    Fair point about food shipping, although i disagree about the price proportion of shipping v production, especially as it changes moving forward.

    My unexpressed assumption is that any comprehensive reforms will have to include a reduction in the shipping distance from farm to table for many products, especially fresh produce. This will likely require a demand side shift away from a desire for uniform products across all regions and seasons.

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  11. Comment on An overview of the substation attack in Moore County, North Carolina in December 2022 in ~misc

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    While that's technically accurate, you don't have to be too savvy to get away with this crime. And if you're savvy enough to target the radiators, you're probably savvy enough to take the proper...

    While that's technically accurate, you don't have to be too savvy to get away with this crime. And if you're savvy enough to target the radiators, you're probably savvy enough to take the proper precautions. Also, as I mentioned, there's a heavy military influence in this area, and I'm sure our military forces train folks in these kind of operations.

    I reckon this will prompt surveillance equipment to be installed at some of these substations. Although surveillance alone is insufficient, they still haven't caught any perpetrator of the Georgia Guidestones debacle.

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  12. Comment on An overview of the substation attack in Moore County, North Carolina in December 2022 in ~misc

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    This is my neck of the woods. And we don't have anyone identified yet as perpetrator, which is darn scary. The attack coincided with a drag show. For anyone unfamiliar (which I assume is most...

    This is my neck of the woods. And we don't have anyone identified yet as perpetrator, which is darn scary.

    The attack coincided with a drag show.

    For anyone unfamiliar (which I assume is most Tilderinos), Moore county is quite rural, populated with very wealthy, mostly conservative retirees, people looking to get away from very military dominated Fayetteville next door, and the now low-employment descendentants of ag and some factory work. If you're not among those wealthy folks, it's not an awesome place to live. That said, there's some gentrification happening, and they have a gay bar that was having a drag show.

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  13. Comment on Arizona city cuts off a neighborhood’s water supply amid drought in ~enviro

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    Reducing ag use creates other problems, both environmentally and economically. Increasing shipping distance increases the logistical burden and also pushes on food quality, as produce is optimized...

    Reducing ag use creates other problems, both environmentally and economically. Increasing shipping distance increases the logistical burden and also pushes on food quality, as produce is optimized for transport over nutrition. It also raises prices.

    Better production practices will go some way. But houses have to learn to be much less wasteful as well. Cities “wins” will be short lived without region wide, comprehensive strategies.

    Side note, i heard along the way that ‘Memphis(?) cut off some suburbs because(?) it cost a lot more to supply the suburbs but they weren’t allowed to charge differential prices.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Arizona city cuts off a neighborhood’s water supply amid drought in ~enviro

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    A ten min shower at 3 gpm x family of six is 180 gallons. Assuming you don’t let the yellow mellow, that’s another 1.6x6x3 (flushes per person) is about 30, so that’s over 200 gallons per day. Add...

    A ten min shower at 3 gpm x family of six is 180 gallons. Assuming you don’t let the yellow mellow, that’s another 1.6x6x3 (flushes per person) is about 30, so that’s over 200 gallons per day. Add in cooking, cleaning, drinking, you’re pushing 300 easy I reckon.

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  15. Comment on How Kurzgesagt cooks propaganda for billionaires in ~science

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    Thank you for taking the time to watch the video and write this grand video for those of us who ofte tl;dw. I cannot properly define or deconstruct it, but I find there's something off about...

    Thank you for taking the time to watch the video and write this grand video for those of us who ofte tl;dw.

    I cannot properly define or deconstruct it, but I find there's something off about Kurzgesagt. It has a similar intuitive feel as utopian cults. At least it's a lot better than the afterskool series. But I suspect this producer has had the same intuitive experience, and kudos to him, taken some time to create a response. It appears he may have missed the mark in many places, but again, kudos to his efforts.

    Thinking about it further now, it may be that what I have seen in Kurzegesagt content is their attitude, common among technically inclined, that we can "fix" the world's problems without a fundamental and messy re-think about what it means to be a human on the planet at this point. Also, that we can transform from that re-thinking without feeling some real pain. And further, that there is something wrong with feeling pain.

    I can't point to data, but I suspect that many wealthy folks, among the ones who arrived at their wealth through significant effort*, are doing their best to escape feeling pain. That is, they are feeling the pain, but wish to avoid cognizance and presence of the feeling, and so pursue wealth and influence with all the gusto that addicts pursue dope. Another conversation.

    *this is not to suggest that many if not most (if not all) of the extremely wealthy didn't begin life with significant advantages including a lot of wealth. This is the ones who spent a lot of effort on getting wealthier, and in some cases, like Trump, didn't end up that much wealthier in the end but still spent a lot of effort and are still really damn wealthy

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  16. Comment on Recommendations for music players for macOS in ~music

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    Soundjam. Wait, what year is it?

    Soundjam. Wait, what year is it?

  17. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - January 12 in ~news

  18. Comment on What is your opinion of snuff tobacco? in ~hobbies

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    What, you never shotgunned a j at a party? Kids these days.

    What, you never shotgunned a j at a party? Kids these days.

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  19. Comment on What is your opinion of snuff tobacco? in ~hobbies

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    Traditionaly, rapé is done with two people, one puffing the snuff into the nostrils of the other with a ceremonial applicator. It has a special name I forget.

    Traditionaly, rapé is done with two people, one puffing the snuff into the nostrils of the other with a ceremonial applicator. It has a special name I forget.

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  20. Comment on What is your opinion of snuff tobacco? in ~hobbies

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    I had a brief affair with rapé (aka hapeh, note that accent on the e), South American snuff. Much stronger than european. Quickly was doing way too much. But i had one batch formulated with that...

    I had a brief affair with rapé (aka hapeh, note that accent on the e), South American snuff. Much stronger than european. Quickly was doing way too much. But i had one batch formulated with that psychedelic mimosa tree bark, and I swear it made it so I could see in the dark.

    5 votes