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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Old Politicians
« on: August 05, 2022, 05:23:30 AM »
Yeah.  It's unfortunate that Russia doesn't have a real film industry.  I would love to see ww2 war movies from their perspective.

They'd just show a gazillion Russian army soldiers blasting away Germans with only a few token losses.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Old Politicians
« on: August 04, 2022, 05:54:42 AM »
Also Radio: 1890
Telephone: 1876
Automobile: 1886

The years they revolutionized society were from 1900-1950's. Radio, television, telephone, automobile, airplane, automated manufacturing, home appliances, all came together to fundamentally revolutionize civilization in a very extraordinary way that far overshadows anything that came after. I can hardly say the same about the internet and video games.

I'm pretty sure we'd all be better off just being farmers, hunters and crafters.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Old Politicians
« on: August 03, 2022, 05:20:11 AM »
How do these practically zombified 70-80 year olds conduct political business? It's something I've been wondering for a long time. When my grandmother was 75, she was getting too old to do even basic tasks like cooking meals. Now we have mfs in office in the US that are 80+. How do they even travel the world, talk to high ranking officials in other countries and still do their duties that 40-50 year olds would probably get winded by? Are they just like avatars with aides that do literally everything for them behind the scenes? Maybe we should get some younger peeps in there who are a lot less likely to go into cardiac arrest at any moment.

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Technology & Information / Re: Steam Deck
« on: August 03, 2022, 04:00:21 AM »
Do you have giant hands or is the Deck just smaller than I realized?

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Technology & Information / Re: Steam Deck
« on: July 27, 2022, 02:09:04 AM »
Is this a Steam Deck thread or a boomer barbeque thread?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: July 22, 2022, 06:14:34 AM »
Biden got what after 4 shots?

They never claimed the shot would make you completely immune to covid. That's just some little gotcha fantasy conservatives have. Like oh this Dem got covid, haha see I told you my dumb redneck non-scientific opinion was right!

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Technology & Information / Re: Steam Deck
« on: July 21, 2022, 04:08:42 AM »
I could give you some pointers in being successful in chess, Zork or an IT/technology career but not controls designed to pay Steam hosted games.  Maybe you should get out more.  Play golf, ride a dirt bike, hike in national parks, ski, take nature pictures, swim, fuck chicks, pick wild mushrooms, hunt, go fishing, mow the lawn, eat at the 'Y', build an 8-bit computer, race a vehicle, design an analog acquisition interface, repair the footings in a cottage,  re-furbish classic computers, tile a floor, drywall a ceiling, wire a basement, do some plumbing, smoke a brisket,  build a raised deck, design your own fucking gamer dude interface, weld up a motorcycle trailer, build a race bike, convert a ramp-back utility trailer into a long term toy hauler, create a water system controller for people on low production well systems, manage a staff of 250 people, make a tiny little dent in the world ..

Maybe not.

Go play "V Rising".

That all sounds like a lot of work. I think I'll pass, but thanks for the suggestions dad.

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Technology & Information / Steam Deck
« on: July 21, 2022, 02:21:44 AM »
So, Valve has finally come up with some decent hardware. I reserved one the day they were open for preorders, and then canceled it a few weeks later because I started to worry that if a joystick broke it would render the entire Deck useless. Now that people have been getting them and posting repair/modification videos, it turns out they are very repairable. And now I regret canceling my preorder because the queue to get one is months long. Does anyone have one?

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Technology & Information / Re: Speeding will be harder...
« on: July 15, 2022, 06:45:26 AM »
Americans are too dumb to drive 90. British people probably are too. The case for 90 might be made if you're a good driver and have a sports car that can brake and handle very well. But most people over here are driving boat sized SUVs and pickups while talking on their phones.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: July 14, 2022, 08:25:08 PM »
The new minions movie I just watched was unironically better than 95% of MCU movies.

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Technology & Information / Re: Speeding will be harder...
« on: July 14, 2022, 08:21:46 PM »
Anything faster than 70/75 is pretty reckless. No one needs to be going that  fast. If you want to drive fast, go to a racetrack. I hope we get something like this in the US.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: July 13, 2022, 02:05:27 AM »
There should only be one league for every sport. Gender itself is bigotry and should not exist.

Thanks for the shitpost.  Interestingly enough, most team sports leagues do not put restrictions on which sexes can compete in them.  If you are a female and good enough to play MLB, then there is no rule against it.  There are probably a bunch of social barriers to jump though.

Sex and gender are not the same thing. Please educate yourself.

Yeah I was being tangential to your shitpost. Incredible that your response is to shitpost again. There are no league’s with gender requirements either, so it’s no big deal either way. It’s almost like the issue with trans people is a bigoted moral panic. Fortuna can tell you more if you are interested.

All of the trans people I've known have been political zealots, similar to you. I wouldn't want to see you in public either.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: July 12, 2022, 02:06:23 AM »
Hey bigots, do you want trans-folk to use the bathroom for their sex assigned at birth or not?

https://www.fox19.com/2022/07/08/transgender-butler-county-man-says-group-beat-him-up-using-wrong-restroom/

I'd rather not see them in public to begin with.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Texas GOP
« on: June 25, 2022, 03:51:08 PM »
Almost as crazy as mainstream progressives.
Everything I don't like is a meme.

I'm sure even Lenin himself would shudder at the political viewpoints of progressive Canadians.

If you don’t want me to think you’re a meme, don’t post stuff like this.

You’re far too biased for your opinion on anything political to matter.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Texas GOP
« on: June 25, 2022, 06:27:55 AM »
Almost as crazy as mainstream progressives.
Everything I don't like is a meme.

I'm sure even Lenin himself would shudder at the political viewpoints of progressive Canadians.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Texas GOP
« on: June 24, 2022, 04:00:21 AM »
Almost as crazy as mainstream progressives.

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Technology & Information / Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« on: June 07, 2022, 08:20:13 PM »
This job is chill as hell. It’s kinda similar to the other one, but they have resources and troubleshooting guides embedded in each ticket that comes in, suggested fixes etc.. The best part is I don’t have to answer any phones.

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In each of those times we successfully avoided nuclear war.
I dunno, Putin is still saying he'll totally start a nuclear war. Postponing it while giving him time to grow stronger (regardless of whether he squandered it) doesn't seem to have worked out so far.
My nephew is convinced we are all about to die in a thermonuclear war (he’s an adult by the way, and he is prone to doom-mongering). I don’t think so because even if Putin is mad enough to push the button, which I doubt, in real life he doesn’t actually have a button. There are some checks and balances even in Russia and when push comes to shove I don’t think they’d actually launch. Prove me wrong, boys, prove me wrong!

Russia’s rhetoric is pretty effective. They are playing up their crazy villain persona that we see them as.

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Threatening nukes has kept them from completely getting their ass pushed in by the US. That’s their big play. Their economy and army are shit. Of course they’ll keep threatening. They want to get as much value out of their nukes as they can without actually firing them.

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Technology & Information / Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« on: June 01, 2022, 10:14:51 AM »
They sent me a 32 inch monitor even though it’s an on-site job. Maybe it’s so I can look up microchips and whatnot at home.

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