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by Thad
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: HOW WAS YOUR DAY
Replies: 526
Views: 54897

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: 2906

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: 11953

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: 2066

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: 281
Views: 14920

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: 28
Views: 1257

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: 210
Views: 25158

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: 28
Views: 1257

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: 210
Views: 25158

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:/...
by Thad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 51
Views: 2066

Re: The Antisocial Network

I don't mind having videos on an article for those who want them I kinda do. First of all, the goddamn things are inevitably set to Autoplay. Fuck you. The only sites where it's okay for videos to autoplay are ones where watching videos is the entire purpose of the site (YouTube, Netflix, etc.). Se...
by Thad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Games
Topic: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen
Replies: 113
Views: 15436

Re: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen

Yeah. In my Really Long Review of Long War a few months back, I basically went over the fact that they didn't just make it a good deal harder, they also made the endgame very long and drawn out and boring. You can avoid this, but only with perfect macro play, which you won't know how to do until yo...
by Thad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Games
Topic: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen
Replies: 113
Views: 15436

Re: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen

I really liked the PSP version of Tactics Ogre where you could just rewind to any previous move. Wouldn't help you if you picked a bad party, but it was great for any mistake short of that.
by Thad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 51
Views: 2066

Re: The Antisocial Network

All that said, though, it is reductive to lay the whole "let's move toward video" trend at Facebook's feet. Facebook certainly didn't help, but the rise of YouTube is an obvious driving factor too. And a lot of the sites moving toward video are owned by TV companies, which are already boun...
by Thad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 51
Views: 2066

Re: The Antisocial Network

Facebook is THE reason every fucking website tries to show you a video instead of just giving you a fucking article to read. Oh and also incidentally destroyed thousands of careers of good (and bad) writers. And now that they've been found out, that's going to destroy thousands of careers of people...
by Thad
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Games
Topic: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen
Replies: 113
Views: 15436

Re: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen

Yeah, that makes sense; the way the difficulty scales leaves me feeling like I'm always on my back foot, no matter how much I level up. (Especially if I level up and put resources into, say, building up the base instead of upgrading my equipment.) Still haven't played XCOM 2; I conked out on Enemy W...
by Thad
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Game musings and news
Replies: 1160
Views: 107338

Re: Game musings and news

Analogue is making a Genesis clone ; 8bitdo is making wireless controllers for it. Sounds like they've got the audio figured out and everything. Also sounds like it's just going to be cartridge-based, with no official support for playing ROMs off an SD card. On the one hand, that's kind of expected...
by Thad
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 483
Views: 44856

Re: TV Series On The Television

The first episode of The Conners was good. It took a little bit to get warmed up, but it had some good laughs, and the way Roseanne's been written out of the show is timely and emotionally resonant. Turns out she had a secret opioid addiction and died of an overdose; the emotional core of the episod...
by Thad
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: "Unrest In the Middle East" - a valid headline for over 2000 years.
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: "Unrest In the Middle East" - a valid headline for over 2000 years.

Whether MBS actually faces any repercussions whatsoever for this is still very much an open question. We're talking about a country that faced no consequences for 9/11.

My guess? Global industry largely boycotts Davos in the Desert, waits a couple news cycles, then resumes business as usual.
by Thad
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Little Pig, Little Pig! Let Me Admin! (Security Thread)
Replies: 246
Views: 29844

Re: Little Pig, Little Pig! Let Me Admin! (Security Thread)

OK, yeah, I'll buy that. I think networked printers are here to stay, but a lot of consumers DO seem to be getting more wary about the IoT, and that's a win.

That said, MS's update tactics over the past few years are similarly dangerous.
by Thad
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Little Pig, Little Pig! Let Me Admin! (Security Thread)
Replies: 246
Views: 29844

Re: Little Pig, Little Pig! Let Me Admin! (Security Thread)

It would be if the result was going to be "learn more about security and make sure you handle it personally, or get somebody who knows how to help you." You know that's not going to be the result. The result is going to be that end users refuse any updates they're given a chance to refuse,...