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Apple Talk / Christmas Presents (pimp your crafts)
« on: November 17, 2011, 03:31:02 am »
A post in the Occupy thread made me realize something.

There are a fair amount of talented crafters on this board.  The only one I know how to buy things from is Nigel but I remember that Suu and some others also craft.

I figured this thread could be a place to advertize your wares, so we'd have some idea of Christmas possibilities.

It also ties in with the idea of localizing Christmas, although there will still be money transfers and such (unless folks use bitcoins)

Personally I offer tarot card readings, $1 or .25 bitcoins per card by e-mail or per minute by phone or voice chat.  I don't expect anyone to give them as gifts,  just kicking the thread off.  I'm more interested in getting ideas of what other people have to offer.

Aneristic Illusions / fckin Ohio
« on: November 08, 2011, 05:32:10 pm »
So Ohio has two shitty issues on the ballot this year.  The one that most people are aware of is Issue 2, a bill that would take away the option of public employees to unionize (well, they can unionize but they can't strike)  The AFL-CIO has done a pretty good job of making people aware of how truly awful that is.

The other piece of garbage on the ballot, that probably will pass is Issue 3, which is couched in terminology that makes it look as if it exists purely to insure that Ohioans have a choice in health insurance.  I wasn't aware of it until I went to vote today.  The practical effect is to make any sort of socialized medicine in Ohio impossible and screw people who are unable to afford good health insurance but don't qualify for Medicaid.

Aneristic Illusions / Yet another Online censorship bill
« on: November 02, 2011, 04:57:18 pm »

This one is designed to combat piracy rather than child porn.  Any bets on how long before it gets used to shut down sites used to organize protests?

Aneristic Illusions / Day of Rage
« on: September 17, 2011, 01:57:43 am »
Anyone seen this?

Apparently activists plan to occupy wall street and are using rhetoric referring to the Arab Spring.

The fact that I hadn't heard about it until the day before tells me I am not as plugged into the protest movement as I used to be, but the fact that i haven't seen it mentioned here suggests to me that it is not as big a deal as the organizers hope.

Apple Talk / John Henry knew
« on: August 22, 2011, 12:42:40 am »
He saw it coming.  He knew there was no place for humanity anymore.  he was one of the first to go, the diggers, the steel driving men. It was always easiest to build artificial muscles and a brain just smart enough to make those muscles go.

John Henry knew it was best to go at that point, and he beat the machine, he dug right through that mountain and left it in the dust, and if he hadn't died in doing so the next machine would have been faster and the next faster still and eventually John would just have been some guy who beat one of those old machines that was such a joke now.

No, he saw it coming alright and he knew he needed to dig so hard and fast that he wouldn't live another day after he won.  He knew he couldn't stack up against machine after machine.  He knew how hard he could work too, someone has to after working hard his entire life, and I'm sure John could feel his body giving out, knew he couldn't give anymore and still live and that's why he gave more, he knew his time had passed.

The machines of muscle are everywhere now, and men are just spare parts.  And now the brains are getting better.  Of course you can't fight the machine brain to brain the way John Henry could muscle to muscle, instead it gets inside you, makes it so you help it go faster, and it pushes you faster and faster until your brain is as burnt out as John's body.  But you don't get to die like John Henry did, it's too late for that isn't it desk jockey?  It's part of you now, you're part of it, and there's nothing to do but go, faster and faster and faster.

Apple Talk / Re: Wake the Fuck Up, part II of V
« on: August 16, 2011, 02:15:10 am »
Torpedoes?  Don't they need water to be torpedoes?  And be able to move?

Aneristic Illusions / People Power, a game for revolutionaries
« on: August 11, 2011, 12:45:22 am »

Looks like a company has come out with a game to help people simulate revolution, apparently it includes a word builder to let players enter in their own societies as closely as they can manage.  Of course the information posessed by those on the ground is incomplete, but this seems like a really neat idea to me.

Techmology and Scientism / Build a mutant in your garage
« on: July 13, 2011, 07:50:59 pm »

Pretty exciting stuff, these guys are putting biology in the hands of people the way that computers were back in the 70's.  I don't know where it is all heading, but I am pretty sure it is going to make a lot of differences in everyone's lives within 20 years or so.

Apple Talk / Catholics Vs Presbyterians
« on: June 11, 2011, 04:21:01 am »
Catholics win.

My Lesbian Catholic Priest Godmother posted this on facebook.

Apple Talk / A video you should not watch
« on: May 22, 2011, 06:04:11 am »
Unlike some it is SFW and will does not contain rape or violence.

It is still going to make your brain hurt and lower your opinion of humanity

Apple Talk / I am drunk, ask me anything.
« on: May 01, 2011, 07:59:06 am »
Been drinking with my young tattooed friend.  The local bar is full of people who want to fight one another.

And no to anal, that's apparently off limits.


I know it's a business expense, but really?  When we're in a budget crisis?

Apple Talk / dead queer caveman
« on: April 12, 2011, 04:47:01 am »

Earliest evidence so far of societal recognition of queerness (can't think of a better word but that one tends to be used for both gay and trans)


I haven't read it yet but I am planning on it.  Seems like an interesting idea.

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