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beefswitch  ·  3660 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Aether: reddit + bittorrent

It'd probably work better for imageboards, realistically. Trying to recreate reddit at this point is unrealistic but you could pretty easily make a new imageboard community. I'm pretty sure /g/ would be interested in decentralized channing at least.

Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Is A Real Boy, and No More Sad Face.

beefswitch  ·  3667 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ​What will NASA be doing with its new quantum computer?

A few years ago, "quantum computer" was a phrase I never thought I'd see outside of speculation. We're in the future.

beefswitch  ·  3678 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soldier worship blinds Britain to the grim reality of war

It's like this everywhere, unfortunately. We're way too obsessed with war as a romanticized concept, it's ridiculous.

beefswitch  ·  3680 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Halloween Costumes

Fangamer is amazing indeed. Good shirts plus extras, always pleasant.

beefswitch  ·  3680 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Features That Doom Reddit To Perpetual Mutiny

The voting system itself is the biggest problem. You drown out discussion because people are much more willing to upvote stupid pictures than they are long articles.

beefswitch  ·  3680 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Features That Doom Reddit To Perpetual Mutiny

It'd be much easier to just use vote bots to get a similar effect anyway. I'm something like 90% sure that reddit's frequently manipulated by vote bots.

beefswitch  ·  3682 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, when do you experience flow?

Painting, digitally in particular.

beefswitch  ·  3683 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's up Hubski?

3 foot tall, approximately. Was going to be six foot tall, but I decided that it'd be either ridiculously, unmovably heavy if I made it out of oak or prohibitively expensive if I made it out of mahogany. I have no idea what I'm slinging, but the possibilities are endless.

And no promises on a video, but I'll probably do a video. Assuming it actually works.

beefswitch  ·  3683 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's up Hubski?

Yup! Except significantly smaller, of course.

beefswitch  ·  3683 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Whoopsies - You just hired a Double-Crossing Fake Hitman

They usually talk to a friend who is freaked out by the idea and talks to the police, who tell them to tell their friend to meet an agent in a certain area at a certain time. Undercover police look like the scariest biker guys you've ever seen, so they usually don't draw a lot of attention. Then the cop sits down with the guy, tells a convincing tale, and nobody ever sees his face and he goes by an assumed name. For the record, my dad is an ex-cop. Did this sort of shit a couple times, mostly went undercover in gangs and gained their confidence so he could stop huge sums of money in drugs from getting where they're going.

beefswitch  ·  3683 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts


Similarly interesting vulgarity from our ancestors.

beefswitch  ·  3683 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's up Hubski?

Been a boring day here in rural Illinois, not a whole lot going on. About 50 degrees out, been raining all day. Started drafting up plans for building a medium scale trebuchet today, it's gonna cost about $20 total, not counting dowel rods, paracord, and whatever the hell I'm making the sling out of. Looking forward to starting work on that in the next few days.

Other than that, I've been looking into Diplomacy. Looks like a pretty fun time.

beefswitch  ·  3683 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PBS Digital Studios Rolls Out New Educational Animated Series

Looking really good. My only issue with it is the lack of faces on some of the characters, which is kind of distracting for some reason. Other than that, cool and informative. Dug it.

beefswitch  ·  3686 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps

I'm choosing to assume that this guy is a moron rather than that some incredible genius has created a virus that defies all logical explanation.

beefswitch  ·  3702 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What music brings out your primal side?

Cursive's Mama I'm Swollen.

More people should be using services like bandcamp for music distribution. Record labels are the past, independently released music is the future. Many people are making music that wouldn't have been possible without the widespread use of the internet, in the form of mashups. And everyone knows that the world is a better place now that we have stuff like this.

beefswitch  ·  3707 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who wants some free Hubski Stickers? -Plus some pro-tips on Hubski features

Got my stickers yesterday! They're great, thanks!

beefswitch  ·  3710 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What would you play in this scenario?

1. Wo Qui Non Coin, then probably Ghibli Jazz 2 by All That Jazz

2. Lisztomania by Phoenix

3. No idea.

4. Apartment by Young the Giant

beefswitch  ·  3713 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If you could have one artifact/gadget from any movie or game, what would it be.

The microwave o-phone from Steins;Gate.

beefswitch  ·  3713 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thirty-Ninth Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Lately Vampire Weekend, Mother Mother, Young the Giant, and Say Anything.

beefswitch  ·  3713 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some good, small, coming up bands?

Mother Mother is great.