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cccpneveragain 9 points ago +9 / -0

Impossible lets the muh jooz crowd bait him into saying something stupid and getting banned too often so that's where he is. Stuff has been kinda boring lately though, I've not been reading site as much, but that's more because I've gotten off on a tangent trying to make a game

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cccpneveragain 4 points ago +4 / -0

"Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?" - Galatians 4:16

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cccpneveragain 6 points ago +6 / -0

Natural gas prices have done a bit of crazy too this year. I invested in some Natural Gas funds back at the beginning of the year. Sold out at 25% gain, because that's where I thought they'd level out. Boy, was I wrong about that.

Still have my oil funds though. That investment I made in April 2020 as of now is far and away the best "paper" investment I've ever made. I'm keeping them until oil hits $100.

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cccpneveragain 1 point ago +2 / -1

There's way more than 50 N64 games. You could argue how many anyone would still want to play and I'd say 1 or 2, but that's because I'm not a fan of the N64 at all.

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cccpneveragain 5 points ago +6 / -1

It's a money grab for N64 nostalgiacs who don't do emulation and Animal Crossing people. I think they will get a high take rate from those two groups. Just look at how many people bought up the retro consoles, there's a lot of people who don't want to screw with emulation.

They might have been on to something if they didn't make the offering suck so hard. Nine N64 games? Really? How about offer up about 50, then it looks like a good deal. The Genesis games throw-in is just sad. They didn't even try. I picked up a PS3 disc a couple years ago at a thrift store for $1 with something around 50 games on it. If you don't want to emulate then similar compilations can be had for about any console in the last 20 years for less than $10.

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cccpneveragain 16 points ago +16 / -0

Yeah that would make sense. They don't really want successful independent business. Except when you peruse leftist forums, where someone will post about a small local business closing and they all talk sad. As if the policies they voted for didn't lead to it.

Also interesting if you look at how much of the shipping volume has moved to California versus the gulf ports in the last decade, if anything it's just more evidence of how much production has moved to Asia.

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cccpneveragain 5 points ago +5 / -0

Is it actually a thing in Metroid? I don't have a ton of experience with the series. A little bit of Prime, a little bit of Fusion is all.

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cccpneveragain -1 points ago +2 / -3

If that was a secret area then fine. If it's required for game progression then I'd probably ask for something of a hint that I didn't get from that video. It's not really new to have something like that though. I've been playing Metroid fusion lately while traveling and I ran into being stuck pretty early on as well. I'm stuck on Summon Night 1 on GBA right now. Sometimes I don't mind being stuck, it's part of the game. Certainly not something I get that pissy about.

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cccpneveragain 8 points ago +8 / -0

I've got two cousins born a month apart that are getting into mid-teenage years. One a girl and it was really odd that even as a 4 and 5 year old we got along. Usually little girls drive me nuts, but she's a bit of a nerd so there was that in common too. Got a couple years into school and then the school talked her parents into putting her on mind drugs for whatever disorder they came up with. It was like flipping a switch and now she's a weird zombie most of the time. The other cousin was an annoying little brat in pre-school age, always been homeschooled, and is now one of the more normal acting kids I've interacted with that age.

I used to think homeschooling was stupid, but I turned on that about 10 years ago and now if I do end up ever having kids they will not be going to school.

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cccpneveragain 13 points ago +13 / -0

Before you know it they will decide to mandate it on babies in the womb while still totally not acknowledging them as babies for purposes of abortion.

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cccpneveragain 2 points ago +2 / -0

Same where I live, but I've been out of town for a week now, not in blue country, and the supply has been inconsistent depending on where I've been. Even more so, the supply of employees has been thin. There's some places that would typically have 3-4 workers in them and it's got one guy doing the best they can.

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cccpneveragain 5 points ago +5 / -0

I usually tend to refer to it as The Science™ but I was on my phone and too lazy to find the TM earlier.

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cccpneveragain 30 points ago +30 / -0

Science is the new religion and like pretty much any other it's been taken hostage by those seeking power to manipulate the masses. Funny enough is they don't even have to use a good/bad eternal afterlife as the carrot on the stick anymore. Do as we say, then you die and that's it.

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cccpneveragain 19 points ago +19 / -0

Slightly specific to pilots though, it's not a job they can even think can just be hired in green. It's 1500 hours minimum that person has to have spent butt in seat flying a plane to be qualified to fly for airlines. Barring of course regulatory changes to make it take less time, which we all know wouldn't be off the table for political reasons. So I think they'd have a bit more power if they tried it.

Most jobs though, yeah. I'd tell you for damn sure I'm irreplaceable at work just because I can do twice as much in less time then most of my counterparts. Just by virtue of having 10 years of experience when most of them have no more than 3. I also know when it comes down to it in a big corporation I'm a line on a spreadsheet.

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cccpneveragain 13 points ago +13 / -0

a federal court in Dallas

Yeah they lose. They should strike. There was a pilot shortage before Covid. They can't be easily replaced either.

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cccpneveragain 6 points ago +6 / -0

The last 19 months have really done a good job helping me take the edge off of my mental state, probably a bit as a survival tactic with the world as it is now. Still, I actually think it's been a good thing for my own health. A constant cycle of hype and disappointment, rage and sadness, etc. can't be a good thing, and the way I see it what goes up must down at some point.

I was pretty much already there with games, though. I realized I wasn't liking new games as much before I realized why even.

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cccpneveragain 9 points ago +9 / -0

When I looked it up M1 is an ARM chip. I don't think it's necessarily a bad ARM chip by any means, but if we are talking about anything close to a gaming PC it's not going to cut it with software support.

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cccpneveragain 21 points ago +21 / -0

What I would want to know is what would compel someone to pay the exorbitant Mac prices to run Linux?

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cccpneveragain 11 points ago +11 / -0

life-saving transgender surgeries

If they are going to call the surgery life-saving, then I'll need to see some evidence that it lowers their suicide rate at the very least.

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cccpneveragain 4 points ago +4 / -0

I tend to lean more towards an approach to women that they should be generally housewives and secretaries. Yeah, it's a patriarchy--that's what most successful societies have been in history.

If they want to push this feminist society, then I don't have much more to say to them but they made their bed, now they have to lie in it.

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cccpneveragain 4 points ago +4 / -0

So is there actually a problem where women can't walk around in the UK? If there is I presume it's being raped by migrants.

It seems like they are constantly worried about women walking around, but I wonder if it's sort of like gun control narratives in the US where it's a few scattered incidents they make a big deal out of. So all these women think they are constantly in danger and call for "common sense man control."

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cccpneveragain 5 points ago +5 / -0

I've had similar discussions with people. Mostly family friends that are 15-ish years younger than me and such that I get along pretty well with. This same type sentiment is there. They can only envision following any sort of path that is them going to follow their un-employable passion at an expensive popular university and there's nothing else they could ever bring themselves to do.

I also know one that went that road and it all blew up in his face and now he's basically a poor person. Not subsidized housing but not exactly doing well. I've tried to tell him to do those things you mention even now and it doesn't stick. I can't tell if it's laziness or just some sort of lack of follow through, but there seems to be a serious problem in these groups with just finishing anything.

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cccpneveragain 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks for the detailed response, all I ever aimed for was discussion. I enjoy discussing things, pointless as it may be. If anything the point for me is to stimulate my brain. I do think it's fair to say that maybe my comments were worded in such a way that was a bit too aggressive towards the deceased. That wasn't done with ill intent but just as a result of chatting casually on this "trash Reddit spinoff."

There's a lot or weight being put on whether I think these opinions right or wrong. The simple answer is, I don't care either way. I'm not even trying to be correct. If I were to present what I think is the most correct opinion, it's that we have a mother who did not want to take the vaccine that was backed into a corner by mandates, and after weighing her options ended up taking the vaccine. It killed her and it's brutally wrong for her to have been put in such a situation. That's also not much more than the obituary reduced to a couple sentences. If I'm going to be correct then I really have to work with mostly factual information.

What I'm left with after that is essentially the question, why didn't she make another choice? Why didn't she homeschool? Why didn't she move? Those are just two of many. I'd really like to see people out of the mindset of that they "can't" do something or they "didn't have a choice." It's a bit of a pet peeve of mine. There's always a choice. It's like the song lyric, "If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice." Perhaps she didn't weigh these options at all or was less happy with the cost of other options, but she made a choice.

Where I do make a judgement is when I guessed that she leaned woke on a lot of policies. My context would be comparing what ideas I gather about this person to personal experience--i.e. people I know personally. I know quite a few people who say they are conservatives or something of that nature, but outside of a talking and one or two stronger stances it's just an act. They have this idea that we have to love everyone so it's okay to make them wear a mask to keep them safe or it's okay to teach critical race theory because of course we don't want to be racist. I see that fingerprint on this person based on what I know from this one link, hence what got me commenting to begin with. If I'm wrong, then it's nothing more than rambling on the internet in a way that's already been called pointless, so that's fine. If I appear totally batshit crazy, that's fine too.

My second post was really nothing more than the notions that being "woke" or not isn't an on/off switch. Having family values doesn't necessarily mean that one is not "woke." That and obituaries are typically written in a way that is favorable to the deceased. Just I presented it in a much more brash and sarcastic manner.

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