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by Thad
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Jernalism!
Replies: 211
Views: 26021

Re: Jernalism!

FiveThirtyEight had a pretty good chat last week titled How Can Journalists Prove They’re Not The Enemy? In a nutshell: conservatives do not trust the New York Times because they are conservatives, and it is the New York Times. Liberals do not trust the New York Times because its decades of bending ...
by Thad
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1667
Views: 128864

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

So in about two minutes you can some-what noisily alter physical components of the machine and then... what? Add a thousand votes? Change votes? If you've got admin access, yes, presumably you can add, remove, or change votes. Steal the personal information of anyone who uses that machine in a way ...
by Thad
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1667
Views: 128864

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

by Thad
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 30
Views: 1349

Re: The Antisocial Network

Yeah, niche social networks are all trying to find ways to be the next WoW killer Twitter/FB so they can get into the promised land of sweet sweet venture capital and ad revenue. The second one is kind of silly if you think about it, because if you have a strong niche social network built around an...
by Thad
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.
Replies: 234
Views: 11575

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

Then how do you explain wasabi mayonnaise and sriracha mayonnaise, smart guy?
by Thad
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 30
Views: 1349

Re: The Antisocial Network

You're still in the top five.
by Thad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 30
Views: 1349

Re: The Antisocial Network

I just wrote a post about Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill.

"Does anybody else have any idea what I'm talking about?" has seldom been a barrier to my talking about a thing.
by Thad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 30
Views: 1349

Re: The Antisocial Network

My point isn't that you and I are extremely prolific posters (though we are). My point is that the community has gotten small enough that ~17000 posts by two guys make up nearly a third of its content. By contrast, Fossilized has a total of 260973 posts (of which you and I combined accounted for abo...
by Thad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)
Replies: 701
Views: 72088

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

I believe I have mentioned that the latest season of Legends of Tomorrow involves the heroes realizing that the bad guy sounds exactly like John Noble and so they go find John Noble in his trailer preparing to shoot Lord of the Rings and get him to record some lines which they then use to trick some...
by Thad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 30
Views: 1349

Re: The Antisocial Network

The conversation in the comments is good too; the troll who always whines about how moderation is censorship must have taken the day off. Turns out he was actually just working the night shift. The thread descends into its usual fuckery 75% of the way down or so. But it's still a mostly -good threa...
by Thad
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1667
Views: 128864

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Do not get me started on the fascism at the heart of cop dramas.

(I will give The Closer props for spending its last season on an arc where the department gets sued because of all the times Brenda Lee violated suspects' civil rights.)
by Thad
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 30
Views: 1349

Re: The Antisocial Network

Pretty good article from Techdirt on this subject: Platforms, Speech And Truth: Policy, Policing And Impossible Choices The conversation in the comments is good too; the troll who always whines about how moderation is censorship must have taken the day off. (We also talked about the subject a bit in...
by Thad
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1667
Views: 128864

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt A federal judge in Washington halted a deportation in progress Thursday and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that the Trump administration started to remove a woman and her da...
by Thad
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Our Boys In Blue
Replies: 416
Views: 44301

Re: Our Boys In Blue

The co-opting of Martin Luther King as some cuddly Santa figure who got along with everybody is pretty far up on my pet peeves list. Guy was a radical, was despised by the political establishment, the press, and most of the country for most of his life, and when he died he was protesting the Vietnam...
by Thad
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Net Neutrality (or, the lack thereof)
Replies: 65
Views: 12963

Re: Net Neutrality (or, the lack thereof)

Pai is blaming it on a subordinate. Party of personal responsibility!
by Thad
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Weather
Replies: 414
Views: 44914

Re: Weather

Thunderstorm knocked out the power last night for about 3.5 hours. So that was fun.
by Thad
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1667
Views: 128864

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Anybody else been listening to All the President's Lawyers with Josh Barro and Ken White? The latest episode has a good rundown of the beginning of the Manafort trial. Ken notes that the defense is making the best play it has: it's attacking Rick Gates's credibility. "The prosecution's case rel...
by Thad
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1667
Views: 128864

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Ars has more: Advocates of online voting point out that people perform sensitive financial operations over the Internet all the time. But the difference is that financial networks keep records of all transactions that are available for inspection by both customers and banks. By contrast, our electi...
by Thad
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Oh those pet peeves
Replies: 375
Views: 40034

Re: Oh those pet peeves

Yes I know it is 110 degrees out, but it is also monsoon season. Quit leaving your windows cracked.
by Thad
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 30
Views: 1349

Re: The Antisocial Network

Yeah, and that's another reason that this whole system is fucked: there is a profit incentive to keeping it fucked. Outrage generates engagement . I'm hoping that the backlash we're seeing -- Facebook's massive loss, the push toward data protection laws -- is the beginning of a recalibration. But ev...