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by Thad
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: A Brief History of Brontoforumus
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: A Brief History of Brontoforumus

I can attest that posting on the forums without also participating in irc.esper.net always felt a bit like watching a movie when one of the audio jacks is unplugged; it's just off enough that you know you're not getting the full experience. I could see how compounding that sensation through unfamil...
by Thad
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: In Defense of...
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: In Defense of...

Friday wrote:I already did this in the unpopular opinion thread

That was Sora's thread, right? I decided it would be best to start a new thread rather than necro that one.
by Thad
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: A Brief History of Brontoforumus
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: A Brief History of Brontoforumus

Sei: Cassius
by Thad
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.
Replies: 284
Views: 15137

Re: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.

ITT a regular Ars Technica troll starts ranting about Brett Kavanaugh; this leads to a tangent where some other guy starts defending Kavanaugh with all kinds of "innocent until proven guilty" false equivalence. When I respond by pointing out that "innocent until proven guilty" i...
by Thad
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: A Brief History of Brontoforumus
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: A Brief History of Brontoforumus

We used to have a lot more people than we do now; the decline in membership probably has a lot to do with yyler being temp banned that one time perfect You know, I hear Norondor left because I didn't respond to that post by one of Guild's sockpuppet accounts, that was posted after Norondor already ...
by Thad
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: In Defense of...
Replies: 4
Views: 48

In Defense of...

A thread for saying that things that everybody says are bad are actually good. I am going to start with Ghostbusters 2. No, it is not as good as the first Ghostbusters. You know what other movies are not as good as the first Ghostbusters? Most of them. And, y'know, it does have some notable problems...
by Thad
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 277
Views: 35087

Re: Doctor Who

I could make some complaints about the logic of this episode (mainly: as the episode comes very close to stating outright, Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat was a planned protest, not a spontaneous event; if it hadn't happened on that date with that driver it would have happend on some other d...
by Thad
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 211
Views: 25334

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

I checked on the Supreme Court judges again. The Daily Star has dueling editorials, one arguing in favor of retaining both judges ( https://tucson.com/opinion/local/matt-laprade-retain-justice-clint-bolick-retain-judicial-independence/article_5d765baa-e223-5333-820f-1c8544ff7d58.html , written by a ...
by Thad
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: A Brief History of Brontoforumus
Replies: 20
Views: 132

A Brief History of Brontoforumus

I figured hey, we got a new guy who may not know what our deal is here, so why not give an extremely brief rundown? This community was started by Scott Sharkey II , who was kind of an Internet celebrity in the late '90s/early '00s, back when people making sarcastic comments about old cartoons and vi...
by Thad
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Election 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1353

Re: Election 2018

On posting too often: If people start to feel like you're sucking all the oxygen out of the room, they will not be shy about telling you so. You're posting quite a bit, but you're contributing to existing conversations in meaningful ways, so AFAIC it's all good. (As the #2 most frequent poster after...
by Thad
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Microsoft: Still a Thing
Replies: 81
Views: 10825

Re: Microsoft: Still a Thing

Ars: Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it MS has had serious problems deploying its twice-a-year Windows 10 updates, most recently shipping an October Update that caused data loss and having to pull it. This has led to a lot of criticism that the twice-a-yea...
by Thad
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: HOW WAS YOUR DAY
Replies: 527
Views: 55109

Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

The area around my house has smelled like wood is burning since before I left for work this morning. No houses appear to be on fire, I don't see any smoke, and I don't smell any meat cooking, so my best guess is someone is using their fireplace for some damn reason. (I mean, I guess I know the reaso...
by Thad
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?
Replies: 31
Views: 2933

Re: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

It was a waste of time, but I don't think it's the serious gaffe people are making it out to be. I don't think she's any worse off than she was last week, really. The worst thing she's done is pissed off some tribal groups, and that was foolish and insensitive. Her "I'm just explaining the orig...
by Thad
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Computer help requests
Replies: 61
Views: 11995

Re: Computer help requests

So my grandma apparently fell for a ransomware scam. I think it'll be OK (I'll go over after work, reinstall the OS, and restore from Time Machine), but can anybody recommend good ransomware protection for Mac?

I'm seeing some good reviews for Sophos.
by Thad
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 51
Views: 2099

Re: The Antisocial Network

First, the idea that companies should and can be expected to own their analytics: This is nice, but on the whole is as unworkable as asking consumers to secure their own IoT devices. Big Data is complex, resource-intensive, full of pitfalls and unfortunately currently riddled with charlatans. Not e...
by Thad
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.
Replies: 284
Views: 15137

Re: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.

Friday wrote:If you define Evil as "attacking my way of thinking and life" then yeah, Notch isn't wrong, the left is actually doing that more than ever now.

I don't know about "more than ever".

There was that time we went to war and actually killed nazis.
by Thad
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Election 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1353

Re: Election 2018

The more I see of you, the more I like you. Hey, thanks; likewise. Sorry I haven't given you a proper greeting yet, but we get so few new users these days, and most of them are one guy coming back under a new account after being banned. Fortunately it's pretty clear at this point you're not him, so...
by Thad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 211
Views: 25334

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

Arpaio sues NYT for defamation ; states his intention to run for McCain's seat in 2020. In case anyone was wondering when he will go away, the answer is entirely clear: when he dies, and not a moment sooner. The suit is, of course, bullshit. So's the Senate campaign. So was the last Senate campaign...
by Thad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Election 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1353

Re: Election 2018

I see a lot of people getting discouraged by the Senate map. And I probably don't need to tell anyone here this, but...don't lose hope. Yeah, the Senate is a longshot. It was always a longshot, and it's more of a longshot now than it was a month ago. That's fucked up. It's okay to be disappointed an...
by Thad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 211
Views: 25334

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

Wrapping up my Arizona/Maricopa/Tempe election notes with the non-partisan races. These are the races where the least information is available. Bal, you wouldn't happen to be an expert on the Water Conservation District or Land Management Bureau, would you? District 26 Democrats endorsements: http:/...