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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #450 on: March 14, 2019, 04:42:42 pm »
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.

But you’re not a lawyer?

"Industrial intelligence analyst."

Close enough.  Doing a discovery is just legal spying.

Most of it's not even that cool, really.  It's mostly watching markets and seeing what goes plonk and why.

Speaking of which...guess what our company’s long term strategy is intended to be?

I’m not sure if they have realised that providing market intelligence of areas of interest to law firms means having accurate market intelligence on everything that makes money.

The tail is going to end up wagging the dog.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #451 on: March 14, 2019, 05:17:45 pm »
What kind of SICK FUCK plays smooth jazz for their hold music?  :crankey:
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #452 on: March 14, 2019, 05:39:51 pm »
Well, it's good to be the one holding the leash then, I guess?

I don't think anyone can.  Don't get me wrong, we definitely have the datasets to identify trends (incidentally, I found an old interview with Donald Trump in our archives a couple of months back).  But the analysis would require a literal army, even with the investments being made into the latest digital visualisation and integration tools that we are apparently purchasing.  It would require hundreds upon hundreds of experts to have a handle on that data.

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We are all collaborating with the armies of the world, Cain.  :lulz:

Hey now, lawyers are quite strict about keeping the blood to a minimum. Other bodily fluids too, come to think of it.

But yes.  All I can hope is that my membership in every single Posadist group on Facebook will save me when the revolution comes.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #453 on: March 14, 2019, 08:36:09 pm »
 :magick:

I'm currently doing some crazy stuff with a javascript wiki, and I managed to import a 3rd party UI plugin that lets you design forms with text schemas. I've been banging my head against javascript and this particular wiki setup for a year now. This feels really good.


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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #454 on: March 15, 2019, 01:51:33 am »
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #455 on: March 16, 2019, 05:40:33 pm »
Hey guys, back on the forum after making some major shakeups in my life. Decided the entire mental health field could do well without me, decided to start driving Lyft unironically (like seriously, they're starting a union and shit) while i pursue more fun and fulfilling things, namely stand up comedy, voice-acting, and making a podcast with a friend of mine about nerd shit.
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« Reply #456 on: March 16, 2019, 06:17:43 pm »
Welcome back! I hope your enterprises prove fruitful.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #457 on: March 18, 2019, 08:16:10 pm »
Alright, so, I can listen to headphones at work.  This is ideal, because I hate social interaction and it has allowed me to listen to a lot of the audiobooks of The Malazan Books of the Fallen while writing reports.

However...I'm running out of things to listen to.  Fortunately, work allows me to also use Youtube and Spotify.  So, in short, I need podcast suggestions.

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« Reply #458 on: March 18, 2019, 09:57:23 pm »
Alright, so, I can listen to headphones at work.  This is ideal, because I hate social interaction and it has allowed me to listen to a lot of the audiobooks of The Malazan Books of the Fallen while writing reports.

However...I'm running out of things to listen to.  Fortunately, work allows me to also use Youtube and Spotify.  So, in short, I need podcast suggestions.

I like Sayer for a fiction podcast. Nonfiction High Weirdness, I think Astonishing Legends and Unexplained are pretty good. Beyond that, I’m not well versed in podcasts, but all of those have massive back catalogs.

ETA: I’d be interested if knowing if Telarus has any suggestions for a good ancient religion/cultures podcast. I have yet to find one that isn’t clear Nazi-feed.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #459 on: March 19, 2019, 12:08:58 am »
Alright, so, I can listen to headphones at work.  This is ideal, because I hate social interaction and it has allowed me to listen to a lot of the audiobooks of The Malazan Books of the Fallen while writing reports.

However...I'm running out of things to listen to.  Fortunately, work allows me to also use Youtube and Spotify.  So, in short, I need podcast suggestions.

You should listen to the "Red Scare" podcast.

Well, not really should, but their whole discourse is this parroting freightrain of cognitive dissonances which im sure is giving Derrida a boner from the grave and beyond.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #460 on: March 19, 2019, 01:52:20 am »
It was announced today that all MySpace media content uploaded before 2016 is GONE. Supposedly due to a "server migration error", some notable internet-spags speculate a cost-dumping scheme to no longer pay hosting for 53 million songs from 14.2 million artists.

There are no backups. There is no requesting to download your data. GONE. Electronic static. Entropy spitting in the face of "The internet means forever" and flicking its balls. Apparently this happened LAST YEAR and it has taken this long for pressure from users to force the truth out.

Think about that a second.  Did you have a MySpace account at one distant time? Did you just forget the password and abandon it?

YOU DON'T ANYMORE

In 2016 all text content (including all wall posts between users) older than a certain date was also deleted "accidentally". This "reboot" caused every musician on the site to have to manually rebuild their communities from (I suppose) old distribution lists.

The internet archivists interviewed by the Loyal Order of Floating Librarions of Mu are PISSED. I mean, these are the guys that recovered GeoCities! And they can do noting. If you've been watching the Magicians tv series, you hve some idea how dangerous a librarian with nothing to loose is.

End of an era. Give me a drink.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #461 on: March 19, 2019, 07:36:57 am »
Thanks for the suggestions.  So far all I had was Dan Carlin, Last Podcast on the Left and that weird one with Ed Miliband (whom I unironically like as UK politicians go), so anything with a backlog fills it out nicely. 

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #462 on: March 19, 2019, 08:28:46 am »
You could listen to PatriotNurse on Youtube.


...or you could just punch yourself in the balls; the effect is basically the same.

For some reason, I chose the former, and then read the comments.

Punching myself in the balls wouldn't have come with comments.


I chose poorly.  :sad:
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #463 on: March 19, 2019, 10:15:29 am »
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #464 on: March 19, 2019, 11:51:43 am »
It was announced today that all MySpace media content uploaded before 2016 is GONE. Supposedly due to a "server migration error", some notable internet-spags speculate a cost-dumping scheme to no longer pay hosting for 53 million songs from 14.2 million artists.

There are no backups. There is no requesting to download your data. GONE. Electronic static. Entropy spitting in the face of "The internet means forever" and flicking its balls. Apparently this happened LAST YEAR and it has taken this long for pressure from users to force the truth out.

Think about that a second.  Did you have a MySpace account at one distant time? Did you just forget the password and abandon it?

YOU DON'T ANYMORE

In 2016 all text content (including all wall posts between users) older than a certain date was also deleted "accidentally". This "reboot" caused every musician on the site to have to manually rebuild their communities from (I suppose) old distribution lists.

The internet archivists interviewed by the Loyal Order of Floating Librarions of Mu are PISSED. I mean, these are the guys that recovered GeoCities! And they can do noting. If you've been watching the Magicians tv series, you hve some idea how dangerous a librarian with nothing to loose is.

End of an era. Give me a drink.
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Myspace has been popping up here and there on my feed for the last few weeks. I recently tried to log in using my old info (thinking: wouldn't it be great to just migrate back to a 17 year old feed and pick it up where I left off?) and found that none of it worked, despite some copy on the website saying all your old content is still there.

And I already tried shitposting on linkedin... it's just not the same. I once made a fake profile for a surgeon, added a bunch of fake credentials and friended other doctors, then posted status updates about getting fuckin fratboy style plastered every weekend. But literally nothing happened, so it was kind of a wash.

I also enjoyed Ello for a brief moment, because nobody was there except me and Cainad and Roko's Basilisk, saying "No, I will be the last one to post on Ello" (Cainad won when my phone wouldn't update the app and I couldn't log in anymore)

What's left? Friendster? no. Goddamn it.