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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #465 on: March 19, 2019, 04:01:19 pm »
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.

You might consider Tanis as well then.

It’s fiction, it’s badly written (there’s a formula to every episode and a formula to every season), and my suspension of disbelief levitated out the window for season 4, where Grigori Rasputin who never truly died appeared from nowhere to perform a magic ritual with the main character and then maybe tried to bring about the end of the world out of capitalist greed.

I was very hesitant to just shove that at you, for (I hope) obvious reasons, but if you just need backlog...

Also good for sheer volume: all the non fiction high weirdness shit Aaron Mahnke is connected to (Lore, Cabinet of Curiosities, MAYBE Unobscured: it is much smaller in quantity but has longer runtime and much higher quality writing), the ol classic Welcome to Night Vale, and the fiction podcast Archive 81, which doesn’t really find its feet until Season 3, and now I really want season 4.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #467 on: March 19, 2019, 05:07:00 pm »
Do they fight infections with belief in free enterprise and the American way?

I think they use pet store antibiotics for that.

It's mostly about killin' libruls.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #468 on: March 19, 2019, 07:48:51 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.

Welcome to Nightvale is a great fiction podcast.  Weird little desert town community radio show with a dry sense of humor similar to monty python.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #469 on: March 19, 2019, 07:50:46 pm »
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.

Diaspora is a neat one, not terribly populated, bbut it is open source, so no ads or monetization.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #470 on: March 21, 2019, 08:38:31 pm »
So I tried to buy car insurance today and found out my driver's license is suspended. I had an accident in November of 2017 and was apparently supposed to go through some sort of right-of-way class or something. I never got any notice that this was necessary. Unless I can find another way to get my license reinstated I'm suspended until 2023 :fnord:

I'll still drive if I have to for work purposes, but every time I drive I risk getting pulled over and hit with a hefty fine. I'm hoping there's a way to resolve this quickly.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #471 on: March 21, 2019, 08:44:06 pm »
dude! That sucks!! I don't suppose there's some bus route to work, is there?

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« Reply #472 on: March 21, 2019, 08:47:41 pm »
There should be some option to apply for an Occupational Limited License. I have to deal with that all the time.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #473 on: March 21, 2019, 09:51:33 pm »
dude! That sucks!! I don't suppose there's some bus route to work, is there?

Lately I've been doing day labor jobs on a very temporary basis while I wait for one of the staffing agencies to show me something worth working temp to hire.

I often have to travel a fair distance out of town for the day labor jobs. I live in the downtown area so I'm going to expand my work search to include the local area. I'm doing okay financially for now so I have some breathing room, but the squeeze is on now.

I'm not necessarily afraid to drive for work purposes, I just have to be ready for the possibility of a hefty fine if I get caught. Recreational travel outside the city is now a no-go though. This sucks because my girlfriend lives about 45 minutes outside town, out in the Sticks.
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
 - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality :lulz:

"You program the controller to do the thing, only it doesn't do the thing.  It does something else entirely, or nothing at all.  It's like voting."
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #474 on: March 21, 2019, 09:53:38 pm »
There should be some option to apply for an Occupational Limited License. I have to deal with that all the time.

I'll find out what my options are When I visit the DMV tomorrow or maybe Saturday morning. I'm hoping all I have to do is take the class, pay the fees, and get reinstated. I got a pretty good share of tax return money back so I'm not too worried about the fine, but I have to get this resolved as soon as possible.
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
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"You program the controller to do the thing, only it doesn't do the thing.  It does something else entirely, or nothing at all.  It's like voting."
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #475 on: March 22, 2019, 12:39:06 am »
What's this, people are posting? YES.
But what's this, it's jobs and insurance and the DMV?  :?
Cram's fake doctor is cool, though.  :lulz:
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #476 on: March 22, 2019, 12:59:33 am »
What's this, people are posting? YES.
But what's this, it's jobs and insurance and the DMV?  :?
Cram's fake doctor is cool, though.  :lulz:

Well, it IS the bar thread.  We've discussed hootchie cancer here.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #477 on: March 22, 2019, 01:03:30 am »
What's this, people are posting? YES.
But what's this, it's jobs and insurance and the DMV?  :?
Cram's fake doctor is cool, though.  :lulz:

By god, I saw your avatar and had flashbacks to the drug threads. It was like seeing the moment of my death from outside of my body.

How long have you been lurking anyway???



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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #478 on: March 22, 2019, 01:09:35 am »
Don't mind tripping over TGRR's mummified corpse.  There may have been some bad physics.
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« Reply #479 on: March 22, 2019, 02:10:05 am »

Are I the harbinger of the Spagocalypse or who came back earlier?

I really wonder what triggered it.
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