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by Thad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Internet: Now With Less Inter
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: The Internet: Now With Less Inter

Right; it should go without saying at this point, but every Netflix show gets dumped to torrent sites the same day it premieres. Netflix's defense of EME has ranged all over the place, from "this digital copy protection mechanism is totally not DRM" to the even-more-inexplicable " thi...
by Thad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Internet: Now With Less Inter
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: The Internet: Now With Less Inter

EFF resigns from W3C over EME. It's worth reading Ars's article and probably the first page of comments to get a different perspective. They're well-informed folks there, though I disagree with them on this. The crux of the argument in favor of W3C/Berners-Lee's decision is, DRM is inevitable; we c...
by Thad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Race: The Final Frontier
Replies: 67
Views: 4090

Re: Race: The Final Frontier

"Whut?! Thars some of them BLACK GUYS in the NFL?! An' the NBA?!?!? Mah gawd! How could ah have been so blind!" I can't seem to find a grab of "A Mad Look at Racism" online; disappointing. May have to look through what's left of my Mad collection and see if I've still got it (no...
by Thad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Worthy Causes
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: Worthy Causes

Operation USA is a humanitarian organization that's been around since 1979, and has a reputation for putting as much money as possible into disaster relief, and spending a bare minimum on upkeep/administration operations. If you donate, you've got the option to choose where your money goes (relief ...
by Thad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Race: The Final Frontier
Replies: 67
Views: 4090

Re: Race: The Final Frontier

If there's a better example of Donald Trump's complete tone-deafness and hubris than picking a fight with the fucking NFL, I haven't seen it.

It's pretty amusing to see all the people swearing they're going to boycott the NFL and its sponsors, too. Yeah. Sure you are.
by Thad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 912
Views: 56556

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Shame, since there was a lot of over-the-top stuff I loved about the first movie. But, it also had a real hard-right bend to it that I was hoping would be played more satirically in the sequel. No dice. You're talking about a Mark Millar joint, though. I don't think he knows how to not be reactiona...
by Thad
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Eeeeew
Replies: 168
Views: 9960

Re: The Eeeeew



Worse than I'd hoped but better than I'd feared.
by Thad
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 447
Views: 38048

Re: Hot game deals

Outlast free at Humble, but it's in its last 2 hours; sorry about the late notice.

Remember to activate your Steam key after you get it, or it'll expire.
by Thad
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1140
Views: 56589

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

McCain has come out against the healthcare bill, so it's probably doomed. It's still not too late for them to pull a fast one; keep your eyes open and it might still be a good idea to call your senators, especially if you're in Maine or Alaska. (Maybe Kentucky, but Paul's probably not going to be co...
by Thad
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Mein Kraft
Replies: 52
Views: 3623

Re: Mein Kraft

...huh. Nephew just started playing it and I was planning on trying to set up some online play with him.

Hope he's using the Java version.
by Thad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: An Open Market on Economics
Replies: 121
Views: 11503

Re: An Open Market on Economics

Because the domain they registered was terrible.
by Thad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1140
Views: 56589

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

Kimmel has, once again, come out swinging on healthcare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOlibbx5sx0 Result is predictable: "That late night TV host is unqualified to discuss healthcare," say people who insist that a reality TV host is qualified to be President. Kimmel responds. https://ww...
by Thad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: An Open Market on Economics
Replies: 121
Views: 11503

Re: An Open Market on Economics

The Verge: For weeks, Equifax customer service has been directing victims to a fake phishing site It's a provocative headline but worth noting that the "phishing site" was set up by a white-hat to troll Equifax; it's not as bad as it sounds. But it easily could have been, which is the poi...
by Thad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)
Replies: 198
Views: 19338

Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Mark Bowden at the Atlantic had an article in July called How to Deal With North Korea , subtitled "There are no good options. But some are worse than others." He argues -- persuasively, to me at least -- that our best bad option is to let Kim keep doing what he's doing, accept a nuclear N...
by Thad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Vita
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Vita

I bought Dragon Quest Builders. Because I like to own things, I bought a physical copy. Because it was never released in America on physical media, I bought a copy from Malaysia on eBay. Because the game won't run on firmware v3.20, I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to v3.60 . At which point I f...
by Thad
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 552
Views: 40240

Re: Obituaries

by Thad
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1140
Views: 56589

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

Like Other ACA Repeal Bills, Cassidy-Graham Plan Would Add Millions to Uninsured, Destabilize Individual Market In releasing a revised version of their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, along with co-sponsors Dean Heller and R...
by Thad
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 447
Views: 38048

Re: Hot game deals

GOG has a "big deal" sale on. Abe's Oddysee is free and a bunch of games are marked down; I think I'll get Wonder Boy for 20% off.
by Thad
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News
Replies: 777
Views: 53902

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News



Rabin has an article coming at the High Times but it's not up yet. He does, however, have a collection of links to his previous ICP/Gathering of the Juggalos coverage. Meanwhile, Kyle Ryan has a pretty good overview at the AV Club.