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cgod  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Billion-Yuan Question

"Two dangers constantly threaten the world, Order and Disorder." - Paul Valery

cgod  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elon Musk dun goofed: impostors lead to cancelling Twitter Blue aka paid verification

Twitter was never this much fun.

cgod  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Sad Saga of the Ford Bigfoot Cruiser, The Forgotten '80s Monster Truck Tribute

The theme song from Bigfoot was stored down deep in my mind.

cgod  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

He rubbed me wrong in like five different ways.

cgod  ·  31 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

That incident is long past and really only interesting as an inflection point where I didn't find hanging out here often fun anylonger.

Maybe klein has it and after I left people started to take his shit seriously but I was gone by then. He was doing the "I'm not saying what's right or wrong but don't you think it's unfair for men that xxxxxxx" soft peddle thing week after week when I started calling him out.

I don't even remember what his user name was but went he was a lawyer in DC who was into kung fu.

He also liked guns if I remember right.

This isn't the pain point to dig into if you want to save Hubski, at least I don't think it is but it's a funny thing to get called out about after all the bullshit I've seen people put up with here.

cgod  ·  31 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

Maybe you just let it breeze by like everyone else.

cgod  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

Hubski used to be a lively and stimulating place where you could daily be exposed to ideas or positions that you rarely rubbed elbows with. It was a FUN place that could occasionally really get under your skin.

Then it became a dear diary, mutual support forum. It's the place to go when you've got something under your skin.

I heavily disengaged when an active user was shopping some soft peddled red pill content and no one else gave a shit to call him out cause he'd been around for a while. I felt like the whole place had sunk into dreary apathy.

I came back and reengaged a few times to wander away again.

I drop in now and then out of a sense of nostalgia.

I'll see many of the users in RL now and again, I knew a handful of them before this place got started.

Honestly Kleinbl00, you were probably 30% of the reason I'd log in. You were definitely the most enduring reason I've logged in for 4390 days.

I know there are people who say that you are the reason that Hubski died, because your sharp tongue is just too wicked. I think that's bullshit. You've provided me tons of entertainment through hilarious tales and educational explanations of a wildly diverse areas of natural and human endeavor.

Thanks for the memories!

The day will come when I never read anything from you again that that'll be too bad.

cgod  ·  53 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 5, 2022

Like Devac mentions, you can send audio to different devices in Windows. I'll stream music or movies to my stereo and keep system sounds on the laptop.

Android pauses audio during notifications, I'm sure I'd be annoyed to driving and really want to rewind to hear what I missed if it just muted during notifications.

I know that they always talk about making Bluetooth work better with multiple streams and devices every standards update but it's always aspirational.

cgod  ·  104 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Declining quality of consumer-grade products – 2009 fridge compressor autopsy

The most reliable refrigerator you can buy is an "apartment" refrigerator. The freezer is on top and the fridge is on the bottom.

This is a by the numbers how many failures how many years until failure collection of data.

If you get your freezer on the bottom the rate of failure goes up, the failure rate goes higher if it's a side by side freezer fridge.

If the it has an ice machine and water dispenser the rate goes up.

If it has a clock on it the rate goes up.

Until a few years ago you could still buy a fridge that didn't have a computer but I think that is finally a thing of the past. Computerized refrigerators fail more often than non-computerized.

I will only ever buy an apartment refrigerator.

cgod  ·  153 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Roe v Wade is Officially Overturned

We could always break up into a several different nations each of which would better represent the values of it's average citizen than the United States does.

If there is one thing we can agree on, it's that we don't really like each other all that much.

cgod  ·  190 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is an unknown, extraordinarily ancient civilisation buried under eastern Turkey?

They didn't even mention Harbetsuvan Tepe.

cgod  ·  190 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Name your ultimate next U.S Presidential candidate and why

I'd be proud to get a chance to vote for Katie Porter.

cgod  ·  226 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 13, 2022

Some months ago I saw an older women buy her groceries with a check. I was gobsmaked that the store still took personal checks. The cashier told me that she might get one or two every month and she couldn't believe they still took them either.

I grew up in the time when it was a common way to pay for groceries but I don't think I've seen anyone do it in the 2000's.

cgod  ·  236 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ‘We Don’t Know How to Phone It In’: A Final Visit With Taylor Hawkins

I made an effort this year to listen to popular bands and artists that I never caught on to.

Rock and Jazz are dead music forms and I've generally tried to avoid listening to modern people flogging the dead horse of rock and Jazz. It's fine to enjoy modern rock and Jazz but neither are significant cultural forces anymore.

Nonetheless I gave the Foo Fighters the old college try.

It reminded me of a lot of stuff that other people did twenty years before them. It was fine but I'll never listen to it again. It made me want to listen to Superchunk.

cgod  ·  243 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ‘We Don’t Know How to Phone It In’: A Final Visit With Taylor Hawkins

What's one Foo Fighters song I should listen to?

I've always thought they weren't very interesting but people were in tears the other morning over this guy.

cgod  ·  247 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 23, 2022

I super dig it.