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So, this most recent shooting in Lafayette.

The article I wrote for Rebel News on Dylann Roof hasn't been published yet, but when it is...well, I can't say I didn't call it.  I was speaking with one of the editors about it, and the recent shooting basically reconfirms the entire point I had been making.  The latest shooter shows sympathy with the Golden Dawn and David Duke, thinks the USA is being ruined by a conspiracy of Jews and Blacks and was radicalized online.


I'm really looking forward to reading that article, Cain


Me too - would not be opposed to knowing when to look for it.

Thanks, both of you.  Theu should be available whenever Rebel News actually launches....which should be soon.  Ish.

Thirded!

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I quit smoking about two years ago and quit vaping as of two weeks ago.

8)

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Meanwhile, some of his racist contemporaries think he's a wuss:

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"The guy was just some lame who wasn't affiliated with the movement in any way," one member of the Aryan Circle, another white supremacist prison gang, told VICE. "What he did was senseless and only gives the media more reason to portray blacks as victims."

"That kid better clique up quick," the Aryan Circle member added. "He couldn't join us. We don't accept lames, but one of these gangs will accept it."

http://www.vice.com/read/what-racist-skinhead-prisoners-think-about-dylann-roof-619

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Hey GA, glad to see you here.

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http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=34741.msg1267082#msg1267082



Isn't noting the prevalence of white people in Portland "seeing race"? Just because someone happens to be currently located in one of the more diverse areas like a Mississippi bar doesn't change the fact that the ratio of white people to minorities is surprisingly high in terms of the greater Metro area. Unless you live and work in Northeast and never run errands outside of a small area, it's quite noticeable.

I used to commute from Northeast to Tigard everyday so I'd see whiteys all day and then come home to a neighborhood full of different skin tones. That and having had just moved back from the East Bay at the time just made the segregated neighborhoods and prevalence of whiteness quite jarring so I commented on it a lot for a while.

But apparently I was betraying a fear of dark skin? I guess I'm having trouble seeing how complaining about Portland's inordinate amount of whiteness is an example of "not seeing race"? Is it only okay to discuss the unfortunate lack of diversity in Portland when you are currently in one of its white areas? I find it comforting to be in a fairly diverse city again because being surrounded by almost entirely one race is fairly creepy.

:?

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I've noticed that Monkey has gotten a lot better at reading since I started letting him play Skyrim a lot and made him stop making new characters.  He reads out loud, and he can get through most of the words and spells out those he doesn't so I can help him out.  It gave me the warm fuzzies this week when he got through a main plot point conversation and didn't pick any options willy-nilly; he read at least one before picking it, and some of those there were shorter options.

 :)

EDUCATION THROUGH DUMB NON-EDUCATIONAL VIDYA GAMES!

Don't knock it if it works :lulz:

Dubya-
Used GTA San Andreas and Samurai Warriors 2 to help teach his son to read.

Nice!

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Didn't make it into the internship. :( They had us writing code for a week in a classroom with our fellow candidates.

But that's okay, that was some fierce competition and I made some friends. I'm just going to make them regret passing me over by writing some killer code and getting hired on at another company.

I need a montage.

Aw! Bummer. :( YOU WILL OVERCOME.

Thanks. :)

Tonight I met a Bay Area tech recruiter who seemed unreasonably interested in my fledgling programming skills and I got hired to help teach robotics to middle and high school kids, so things are looking up!

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I think it has to do with many airports looking very similar so we get attached to the parts that make it unique.

The carpet is one of the first indications that you've arrived in Portland when you get off the plane, so for Portlanders returning from many flights at nondescript first world airports, there has to be a Pavlovian link with seeing the carpet and the feeling of returning to your home town.

It also is characteristic of the design language of the late 80's and early 90's, and echoes the visuals of 90's MAX trains and buses. So this powerful sense of place wasn't just based on it being an initial cue as you entered the airport (though I'd argue that is a major part of its appeal), but also a motif that rhymed off of the larger public experience in Portland.

Throw in the cognitive dissonance of jet travel wrecking all of Portlander's efforts at being sustainable and carbon neutral and I think you have a very emotionally charged symbol. It's a 3-hit combo right in the feels. So a sense of home, nostalgia, and complex feelings surrounding sustainability are all wrapped up in a goofy carpet design.

Luckily, the new carpet is equally absolutely hideous, so the legacy can carry on.



I liked the old one because it looked like an 8 bit airport map and anyone that can afford to fly deserves to have that lurid cyan assault their retinas. In terms of color saturation and high color contrast, it's wildly inappropriate for a carpet which is also why I like it. Take that bourgeois carbon monsters! The only thing that could have made it better is if there was a bunch of fluorescent colors too.

But the new one is just terrible. It looks like a shitty protractor, or a shitty boat, or some kind of fucked up anchor, and that it ought to be installed in a seaside daycare. The overall color is too muted to be properly offensive and the only thing going for it is that weird texture that makes it look like someone dragged a heavy object on it and damaged the fibers. Now that's a trend I can get behind.

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Didn't make it into the internship. :( They had us writing code for a week in a classroom with our fellow candidates.

But that's okay, that was some fierce competition and I made some friends. I'm just going to make them regret passing me over by writing some killer code and getting hired on at another company.

I need a montage.

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I think it has to do with many airports looking very similar so we get attached to the parts that make it unique.

The carpet is one of the first indications that you've arrived in Portland when you get off the plane, so for Portlanders returning from many flights at nondescript first world airports, there has to be a Pavlovian link with seeing the carpet and the feeling of returning to your home town.

It also is characteristic of the design language of the late 80's and early 90's, and echoes the visuals of 90's MAX trains and buses. So this powerful sense of place wasn't just based on it being an initial cue as you entered the airport (though I'd argue that is a major part of its appeal), but also a motif that rhymed off of the larger public experience in Portland.

Throw in the cognitive dissonance of jet travel wrecking all of Portlander's efforts at being sustainable and carbon neutral and I think you have a very emotionally charged symbol. It's a 3-hit combo right in the feels. So a sense of home, nostalgia, and complex feelings surrounding sustainability are all wrapped up in a goofy carpet design.

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Is there somewhere we can make our own?

There was, but their servers seem to be overloaded because everyone wants to play with it now.

You can install it on your own computer if you have a little time to kill, I'm planning on doing so next weekend:

http://ryankennedy.io/running-the-deep-dream/
https://gist.github.com/robertsdionne/f58a5fc6e5d1d5d2f798

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