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You see, this is why i hate nationalism.
I refuse to accept any responsibility for this, yet nationalism implies that this shit is partly my fault!
Fuck that shit, i wasn't born dutch! the fucking dutch forced me to be dutch before i was given a choice!
I couldn't even focus my EYES and a decision was made about my identity!

It is clearly a sarcastic comment on the robotic nature of current popular culture.
The spacesuit character is a symbol for the robotic nature of current style icons, no style icon today could pass a Turing test.
The dominant wah-wah sound is chosen to reflect the twice-depressive nature of contemporary music: It is both infantile and repetitive.
The ease with which they managed to emulate one of the more popular rhythms using nothing more than a well-timed babysound sample is a scathing attack on the lack of melody in today's music, rhythm isn't everything, kids.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Metadata collection finally foiled?
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:13:37 pm »
Oh nice!
Also, they got a good reason to use this legit-like.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Laws
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:11:09 pm »
On the plus side, it's not just the cops who can cover themselves in cameras. Pretty soon we'll all be walking around in a cloud of personal drones. The balance of surveillance power swings back and forward but it's nearer the middle now than it's ever been. The bad guys will begin deploying EMP's in riot zones to try and combat this. Someone will start selling cheap Faraday-cage phone cases on ebay to get around it.

The government used to have a comms and tech advantage. That's gone. Playing field is leveled. I've been thinking a lot about what the word "Terrorism" currently means, after years of systematic abuse by the thought police. Best definition I can come up with is "enemy combatant who we can't defeat using our traditional strategy of overwhelming military force"

When tanks and guns aren't effective weapons anymore, all they're left with is information systems. Good luck winning that war would be oppressors - you're outmanned and outgunned. "Cyberterrorists" will win the info-wars and hopefully that will be the end of centralised government.
They will be illegal to own just like kevlar bodyarmor. "Only terrists and bankrobbers need them"

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:04:55 pm »
You mean a game that is entirely based upon the physical location of the user's phone at any given moment could be made by someone OTHER than the company best known form mapping every roadway in the country world?

I'm not sure what your complaint is, especially because I'm pretty sure you couldn't develop this game as universally WITHOUT google.

OK.  I've found the limits of my new machine.

Using Dawn of Riften (a great city overhaul which adds a lot of clutter and rats to Riften)

Under attack by a Master Vampire.

Followed by an attack by a Thief (which, amusingly, seems to be recognised as a bandit by OBIS and so has weapons, armour and stats from their level lists, leading to a bandit with a dwemer warhammer and iron banded armour trying to pickpocket people).

Followed by an attack by a dragon (improved by Deadly Dragons, Dragon Combat Overhaul).

Followed by an attack by 5 dragons (the dragon called for reinforcements).

On a system with close to 100 mods, including HD textures for dragons, static mesh improvements, weapon look improvements and changes to weapon stats and the combat system:

Will cause the frame rate to drop to very, very low levels, and possibly crash it.  But it is a glorious clusterfuck in the meantime.

It's funny that The Lesser Poptard keeps talking as if he's beyond racism, then calls people nigger.
I haven't laughed this hard since I watched The Day the Clown Cried.

Normally, I would prescribe chloroform and a late night swim.  However, there are no lakes in New Hampshire.
Swimming doesn't require water, any liquid will do. Just a hint.

Works better if there's a slippery slope in front of it, at any rate.
Very true. Thinking a bit more has lead me to this conclusion: not all lakes contain water.

It's funny that The Lesser Poptard keeps talking as if he's beyond racism, then calls people nigger.
I haven't laughed this hard since I watched The Day the Clown Cried.

Normally, I would prescribe chloroform and a late night swim.  However, there are no lakes in New Hampshire.
Swimming doesn't require water, any liquid will do. Just a hint.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:37:52 pm »
The "I'll just leave this here" files #553111/B

A Bible-thumping couple in Florida is changing the way people think about their faith ľ with a hookup website for devout Christian swingers!
Cristy Parave and her husband, Dean, are the unashamed bodybuilding Jesus lovers bringing couples together and introducing them to their wild lifestyle of swapping sex partners and Bible verses, Barcroft Media reports.

People can self-identify as anything.
I'm not the slightest bit surprised by this and neither should you.
Their definition of Devout Christian is not yours and you should have seen that coming.
Damn, I'm being a dick today. Apologies if I come over rude, I think I burnt out my language-polisher at work.

I vote for PANGO! (I don't want to get hurt today)

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I did this for you
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:26:56 pm »
As an addendum to my post, I have a hard time getting rid of something if someone else gave it to me as a gift. It could be completely useless, but then it becomes a memento of both myself and the giver at the time it passed into my possession. It takes on, for lack of a better term, a spirit. It's ridiculous, because it's just a thing. But even if it's utterly useless it might still make you smirk from time to time. I don't want more of that. I'd feel bad if I ever had to get rid of it, but the fact is what I want at this point in life is stuff I need: Socks. Beer. Kitchen tools. I bought myself a measuring cup and I was annoyed, because it was becoming necessary for me to buy a measuring cup, and I didn't want to have to buy it. If someone bought me that instead of some sort of, I dunno, a little dragon statue, it would have been really helpful. Sure dragons are cool and they were my high school mascot, but what am I going to do with a bunch of little dragon statuettes? Actually, I might make that a thing now. If you get me something useful, I'm going to do or make something with it for the both of us and we can have a fun time with it. Get me a sack of turnips and I'll make dinner. Get me a bottle of cheap vodka and we'll try to find ways to make it taste good together.  Get me some sort of biological tool, and we'll do an experiment. Unless it's socks. Can't really share something like that. You can, but you probably don't want to.
Polite people suffer the most under this kind of attack, complete and utter bastards do fine.
You are too polite.
Be the bastard you were born to be.
The Rage is there, you've just misplaced it. (hint: it is in the annoyance bin.)

I recognize that, but I'm not annoyed that they got me something useless. I just get annoyed that they didn't get me something useful. I'm happy that they were thoughtful enough to think of me and say Kevin would get a kick out of this- and I do. But when I need an implement, I'm like, wish Santa got me one of those.
so they are acting like meth-dealers then.
They give you something that gives you a fleeting mental/emotional 'kick' that has very long lasting negative effects.
The lack of potatomasher will come back to haunt you until you pay to have that problem fixed (not unlike paying for a psychiatrist) while the kick you get out of the dragon lasts at most a day and you will have to lug it with you everytime you move. insure it against damage, protect it from accidents and theft and all in all be a mayor drain on your resources.

The analogy is a bit strong but I see where you're coming from.
I know.
I did that on purpose.
Are you entertained yet? I am.

I want to work less hours for the same amount of  money.

« on: September 26, 2014, 03:59:36 am »
I'm assuming Comcast are dicks up in the North. I've never had any problems been a customer since 2004.

Comcast should be hit with ARMs, burned to the ground, and the surviving employees fed into laundry folding machines.  Feet first.

As long as I keep getting my 50 mps I could care less.

50 ACTUAL mps?



Speedtest says I do 94mbps down and 75 mbps up. I like my fiber optic connection.

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