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TechParadox 2 points ago +2 / -0

I ran across a cashier the other day that had buttons from The Adventure Zone on her smock, and when I noted it (as I had listened to the full run of it years ago) she actually seemed well-versed in the show and its lore, so I was pleased to see that she wasn't one of those "casual fans".

That being said, I definitely get where you're coming from in that the newly-introduced "fans" can be frustrating, especially when they don't want to dive any deeper than a surface skim of the material. We, as the old guard fans, see the signs of fandom and we've been trained to expect that those "showing the colors" are as deep in the fandom as we are. We expect our adaptations of the material to be true to the source, we expect a certain level of knowledge from those who are the keepers of the lore, and when that's not there it drives us up the wall.

I feel like all we can really do is boycott it and move on to trying to create the next thing. Once there is no more profit left in the original product, the parasites will likely leave it, and maybe we can circle back to the original thing and revive it if we can.

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TechParadox 4 points ago +4 / -0

This reminded me of a a story I heard a few years back. Friend of my wife had an experience once in a KFC where a Shaniqua-style hambeast was at the counter ordering, by herself, and she ordered up a family-size bucket and sides. Black kid at the register (who looked like a twig that weighed about a buck-fifty when soaking wet), on auto-pilot, asks if she wants that "for here or to go". La'queefa goes off on him, screaming about "You think I'm going to eat all of this by myself?!?!?!" Dude at the counter, who apparently gives zero shits at this point in his day pops back with "Bitch, I don't know your life! You look like you could!"

I mean, if you're obese, and you're ordering enough for three or four, you better expect that people are going to look at you like you're a piggy bastard. "Hammah" here just got called out by an automated system instead of a real person. Sucks to be catching a reality check on your life, but the indignation in her post makes me think that she's been in need of one for a while.

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TechParadox 17 points ago +18 / -1

...concerned with creating opportunities for individuals to fulfill their potential.

Bullshit. Every leftist program out there that's supposed to "create opportunities" only does so by ripping the same opportunities away from someone else that they deem to be "privileged" over the recipient of the "opportunity". While they may look good in theory, they've all been bent and perverted.

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TechParadox 10 points ago +10 / -0

As a guy who went back to school for IT-related stuff in his 30s, I can definitely say that if they don't have the knowledge at their fingertips, they should at least know how to pull up a MAN page or JFGI to figure it out.

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TechParadox 13 points ago +13 / -0

one female candidate who dropped and f-bomb and claimed a couple forms of mental illness in the interview

That was an obvious signal to anyone with half a brain that you should avoid her like the plague. A "woke' hiring manager would see her as a potential diversity hire based on neurodivergence and gender, and once she got her foot in the door you'd never be able to get rid of her unless you literally caught her in some form of gross negligence - and even then she'd probably try to sue the company for discriminatory practices in terminating her employment. Congrats on dodging that bullet.

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TechParadox 4 points ago +4 / -0

Honestly, even if the Right retakes both chambers, it's still going to be a shit-show if the Presidency passes from Biden to Harris come January 21st (or shortly thereafter). You know they're salivating over that two years-and-a-day mark so they can have the puppet-in-chief come down with some sort of mysterious ailment and do a hospital bed resignation, putting Heels-Up Harris in the seat of power. After that it's pull a Nixon and install a veep of their choice (lord help us if they drag Hillary back into this mess), and then start rolling out the plans for the next economic catastrophe in the making.

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TechParadox 1 point ago +1 / -0

While the parties involved in a consenting sex act between adults really isn't any of our business, it definitely becomes our business once there's a breach of ethics involved. For all I cared she could have been spreading and letting the entire staff of every gaming site out there run a train on her, but once it became known that he was throwing her positive press without disclosing their relationship, that becomes a problem.

Every day they bring the ghost of GamerGate back up is one where I continue to wonder how the hell we let them get so entrenched that they control the narrative to the degree that they do.

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TechParadox 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's worth noting that the whole "Bonobo" thing was an error on 343's part due to someone not checking the thing to make sure that placeholder assets were removed before the content was pushed live. A shockingly tone-deaf error, but a mistake nonetheless.

As far as the Amber Heard thing goes, the article on Kotaku was more of the same BS defense of Heard from the stance of women not being believed, yadda yadda yadda. More appeal from emotion that completely ignores the facts of the case. They bring a good point that if she hadn't been found guilty of defamation it would have been an even bigger blow against people reporting abuse - from the male end of the spectrum. You'd think that the wokies would be happy for anything that empowers the abused to report their abusers, but nobody on their side of things gives a shit about men being abused.

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TechParadox 13 points ago +13 / -0

The only way I could see an abortion strengthening a relationship would be the removal of a stillborn fetus from the woman's body. They'd mourn the loss of their potential future, move on, and eventually have another kid.

Beyond that? If any woman I was dating in my 20s had turned up pregnant from our relations, and then aborted the child without my knowledge or consent, the confrontation I would have had with her after I found out would be the last she ever saw of me. Any dude who continues to bow, scrape, and simp over a woman who literally murdered their child, ending the future of another human being before it is even born, deserves the hell he ends up living in.

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TechParadox 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've never really understood the point of Method Acting. I mean, I can get the idea behind losing a lot of weight if you're playing someone who is starving on a desert island so you better look the part, or studying serial killers to get the physical tics and outward attitudes of one, but there comes a point where you have to separate yourself from the character, otherwise you end up looking like a damn lunatic (a la Jared Leto).

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TechParadox 1 point ago +1 / -0

Quoth Hanks:

"We're beyond that now, and I don't think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy."

Uh, isn't the whole fucking point of acting to convincingly play the part of someone or something that you're not?

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TechParadox 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think the big thing about the dipshit from Kotaku doubling down boils down to one thing:

Elena, being Kenyan, is "black". Kimberly, being African-American, is "Black". The difference is that the former is just an identifier for her ethnicity, while the latter is a signifier of a political stance and belief system espoused by the woke. Sure, he could have backtracked and they could have edited the article to indicate that she was the first African-American woman in the series, but he didn't, and they didn't, and now he look like even more of a clown-shoe than when he started.

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TechParadox 5 points ago +5 / -0

"Gentle Urbanism"? Exactly when the fuck have we ever seen the land set aside in the city for X trees planted for every Y people in whatever urban tenement they're wishing into existence?

This is just more seething propaganda from sheep that can't handle the thought of being separated from their precious urban lifestyle.

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TechParadox 51 points ago +51 / -0

So 19-year-old women are still children, but pre-teens have the mental wherewithal to be able to decide what gender they want to be, but at the same time we can send 18-year-old men off to die for their country, but we can't legally allow them to drink or smoke until they hit 21...

The mental gymnastics just get so tiring at times.

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TechParadox 4 points ago +4 / -0

L.A. Law, back in '86-'92, the role that put him on the map for most of his career.

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TechParadox 6 points ago +6 / -0

That's effectively the equivalent of walking into a rave, taking the strange pills someone hands her, and then yanking off her panties in front of them.

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TechParadox 3 points ago +3 / -0

Look up the Rez Trance Vibrator for the PS2 for another early example of tech that wasn't supposed to be all about sex, but somehow was.

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TechParadox 11 points ago +11 / -0

NGL, when I saw the headline on this post, my first reaction was "They're blaming it on No Nut November?"

In all seriousness, though, the dude who is pissing and moaning has he equivalencies out of order for the proper order of operations. Higher academia = woke indoctrination, and in turn woke indoctrination = bad. Obviously this guy doesn't believe that so he's thrashing against reality and trying to make people bend to his mindset.

Until universities can be purged of these post-modernist asshats that want to preach wokeness over actually teaching facts and logic, my general recommendation to anyone post-high-school that doesn't know what they want to do with their life is to go to a trade school or stick to hard sciences. Plumbing, heating, and electrical work don't give a fuck about your feelings. Computer code either works or it doesn't, and math doesn't lie.

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TechParadox 19 points ago +19 / -0

Hard to fight against "racism" when you have 13%... well, we all know the rest of that statistic.

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TechParadox 8 points ago +8 / -0

This is your basic low-rent white trash thot that takes shots like this to send to Bubba and Cleetus to remind them that they're going to get to run a train on her at the next party down at the lake. She obviously takes zero pride in not only her appearance, but also her living space and her child-raising. She's seeking validation by being a hole for some man to fill, rather than taking pride in herself, and it shows.

I weep for Western Civilization. Every day I see Idiocracy become more of a prediction and less of a comical satire, all while 1984 is being used by our government in the US as a guidebook, rather than being taken as a warning by its people.

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TechParadox 13 points ago +13 / -0

Rants about how women are being turned into trophy wives and baby-makers

Admits to being married

My sides, they are in orbit.

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TechParadox 6 points ago +6 / -0

What always slays me about anyone who babbles on about the "risks of climate change" and similar horseshit is that they never point the finger at the actual cause of the problem - which resides squarely in the lap of India, China, and other countries that have emissions controls that are so poor that their cities regularly end up looking like a London Pea Soup from the Victorian-era Industrial Revolution. But heavens forbid we actually put the CCP and other countries under the microscope. Nope, let's make Joe American try to feel guilty about it and shove responsibility on the general populace while the corporate fat-cats and globe-hopping billionaires zip around in their private jets to things like the WEF.

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TechParadox 3 points ago +3 / -0

The "Oh, we're sorry, we didn't know where all the money was going" excuse reeks of absolute bullshit. I've had State Farm insurance for close to 20 years now, and I'm in the process of evaluating my options for providers because I want to have coverage in place before I call my agent and cancel both my auto and home policies. I'm going to make sure he knows exactly why I'm doing it, too - it's not his fault, but he can blame his parent company for their fuck-up. Unless publicly announce they're firing their entire Diversity & Inclusion department and scrapping every initiative they have on that front, they're not going to see another dime from me - and we know that's not going to happen. All we're going to see out of this company now are copious amounts of blame-shifting and the guilty parties will quietly be shuffled off to other companies as they exit with their golden parachutes.

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TechParadox 3 points ago +3 / -0

Totally agreed - anyone who sets up a home NAS without some sort of redundancy (in my mind, a minimum of RAID 5) is playing with fire when it comes to data loss. One doesn't necessarily have to go out and spring for a high-end Buffalo or Synology multi-drive unit, a homebrew one works fine if you know what you're doing, but one definitely needs to make sure they can source replacement drives in the event of a failure. In my mind, that's a big one, because I've worked with too many businesses in the past that didn't really understand the impact of making sure they had a good backup of their data and that RAID is not a backup. They didn't get the notion that they were responsible for making sure their RAID was in good health and that they were taking a copy of their data offsite, much less something as simple as rotating their backups. Anyone getting into hosting their own needs to make sure that they know what they're doing when it comes to keeping a copy of their data (both RAID and backup) safe so they don't end up having to go to the trouble of doing the aforementioned re-ripping in the event of catastrophe.

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TechParadox 2 points ago +2 / -0

Heard you there. Verizon packages it in with my plan (along with ESPN) and even if I didn't want it they'd still charge me for it. Sadly, there's not really any other option for cellular service in my neck of the woods, because if it isn't Verizon or one of the MVNOs that piggyback on them, then you're lucky if you get service more than half a mile away from the main highways.

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