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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10590 on: September 18, 2017, 03:45:13 pm »
I generally like my AV, but whenever it does a program update (not just a definitions update) it spontaneously reboots my computer.

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« Reply #10591 on: September 18, 2017, 09:17:19 pm »
People who complain about MTV not running music videos any more. We have Youtube nowadays, why the fuck would anyone want to watch music videos on TV?

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« Reply #10592 on: September 18, 2017, 09:20:32 pm »
People who complain about MTV not running music videos any more. We have Youtube nowadays, why the fuck would anyone want to watch music videos on TV?

Two reasons:

It's supposed to be a music channel, and the main form of video music is the, well, music video.

If you just watch stuff on YouTube, you could be missing any number of things that you might well like but just don't get exposed to. If MTV played music videos from time to time, you could see one that you might never have found on your own but end up liking.
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« Reply #10593 on: September 18, 2017, 09:43:49 pm »
If you just watch stuff on YouTube, you could be missing any number of things that you might well like but just don't get exposed to. If MTV played music videos from time to time, you could see one that you might never have found on your own but end up liking.
That's what playlists are for. Just pick one that more or less covers your taste in music and see what you get. While I realise your mileage may vary, I've personally discovered far more songs I like that way than I ever did on TV. Not to mention, I don't have to waste time sitting through songs I don't like.

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« Reply #10594 on: September 22, 2017, 03:59:08 pm »
When Americans say, "We can't do government-run health care, look at the VA!"

The VA combines the worst aspects of single-provider with the worst aspects of private insurer networks. How about you try single-payer?
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« Reply #10595 on: September 23, 2017, 12:49:33 am »
A while back on this thread Askold was talking about Star Wars fans who take the empire's side.

I was reminded of that because I recently came across Steven Universe fans who genuinely think the Diamonds are good and Rose Quartz is evil for rebelling against them to save the earth.  (For anyone who doesn't watch Steven Universe the Diamonds are the rulers of an imperialistic slave empire that tried to destroy the earth in the distant past but were foiled by Rose Quartz's started a rebellion to prevent the destruction of the human race.)

I know there's a frighteningly large number of people who don't care about genocide or mass murder if it happens to someone else, but I would have assumed everyone thought genocide was bad if they'd be on the receiving end.

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« Reply #10596 on: September 23, 2017, 07:09:16 am »
You must be blissfully unaware of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.
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« Reply #10597 on: September 24, 2017, 03:22:07 pm »
A while back on this thread Askold was talking about Star Wars fans who take the empire's side.

I was reminded of that because I recently came across Steven Universe fans who genuinely think the Diamonds are good and Rose Quartz is evil for rebelling against them to save the earth.  (For anyone who doesn't watch Steven Universe the Diamonds are the rulers of an imperialistic slave empire that tried to destroy the earth in the distant past but were foiled by Rose Quartz's started a rebellion to prevent the destruction of the human race.)

I know there's a frighteningly large number of people who don't care about genocide or mass murder if it happens to someone else, but I would have assumed everyone thought genocide was bad if they'd be on the receiving end.

To be quite fair, have you looked at humanity? Have you seen the shit we pull and the utter terrible examples of sapient intelligence that we are to each other on a daily basis? If anyone deserves to get wiped out, it's humans.
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« Reply #10598 on: October 04, 2017, 10:08:29 pm »
Got two out of three portions of my assignment for my database class working.  I got the database setup, some sample data inserted, and a little node.js server thingie up and running.  Of course, now the stupid part is actually getting the cunt to work as a particularly idiotic web API.  In JavaScript.  My current roadblock?  The professor uses code he wrote to get critical parts running and does not put that code up for anyone to see.  I literally can't fucking find it, if it exists at all.  And, its for the most important part: index.js.  Ya know, the heart, soul, and brain of the web application?

I'm starting to call the professor by his first name, because he quite clearly is not deserving of the respect entailed by the title "doctor."
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« Reply #10599 on: October 08, 2017, 03:06:50 am »
I have a problem.

Every now and then I realize that I am arguing with a stranger on the net because they are defending a genocide.

At least this time they were communists rather than Nazis.

Also they decided that I must be 14 year old troll and therefore they don't have to debate me.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10600 on: October 15, 2017, 09:35:11 pm »
The incessant whining about "lore rape" in Shadow of War. From what I've seen, most of these supposed instances fall into two categories:

1. Explained in the game itself.

2. Can be explained by the game being set in a different continuity from the books (and I think the movies as well).
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« Reply #10601 on: October 16, 2017, 12:37:06 am »
Even if it was, lore is the very least of Shadow of War's problems.

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« Reply #10602 on: October 16, 2017, 07:11:56 am »
The incessant whining about "lore rape" in Shadow of War. From what I've seen, most of these supposed instances fall into two categories:

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2. Can be explained by the game being set in a different continuity from the books (and I think the movies as well).

Yeah was gonna say it's not meant to be cannon, right?

Even if it was, lore is the very least of Shadow of War's problems.

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« Reply #10603 on: October 17, 2017, 12:14:25 pm »
Okay, is it just me, or is Facebook failing to load, like, half the images on anyone else's feeds?
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« Reply #10604 on: October 18, 2017, 06:04:58 pm »
When you, on a whim, try to log in to a site that you haven't logged into in years, and they've changed domains, and your username is registered, but you can't get your password and the emails for resetting it don't go to your email: annoying

Uhhhh if an admin could help me out, that'd be great?