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  1. Shape your watermelon. Shape the young watermelon

    about 4 months ago from web
  2. And I feel like the asshole for sitting here and watching them, after first shouting, then yelling, then cursing, then fuming, then apologizing, but I swear to god I have tried to grow something for years with setback after bullbanana failure and right now these goddamned gourds are about the only thing I have going for me in my life and I swear if anything happens to them I will jump in the pool wearing ankle weights

    about 4 months ago from web
  3. Good morning, everypony! I hope you have a super duper luper day!! It's 2011

    about 6 months ago from web
  4. Like I said - I have no reason to believe I’ve got it other than this cold, which is also going around right now. No fever, no headaches, nothing. Just congestion.

    about 6 months ago from web
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    • @thismightbeauser But, the Carnegie and Rockefeller and all those families, they used to do public works and stuff. They may have been hoarding the wealth, but not damn *all* of it. Their flash contest was at least servicing the greater good as a side effect of the ostentation. This new crop seems more about raw, bigly yuge numbers, and hoarding, like a dragon (or a priapism). But, again, this is all coming around to perception. . . .

      about 6 months ago in context
    • @scribus I mean, there's Bill Gates and whatnot. On the other hand you get people like this guy, who think it's an okay idea to keep making electric cars at a moderately high risk of illness to his employees with no one to buy them. http://rainbowdash.net/url/875471

      about 6 months ago in context
    • @thismightbeauser @scribus That is indeed the case, a lot of rich people have middle class cars and discrete houses and do their best to keep people from knowing how rich they are, due to the general sentiment of "wealth equals evil"
      You can't blame them really, if the mob will hate you just for managing to make good decisions and earning your family big money. I'd probably do the same if I couldn't simply relocate to a fortified compound with a minefield around it. It makes no sense to feel empathy for a group that has none for you, for whom you'll always be the bad guy regardless of what you do or don't do, that openly talks about how good it'd be if you died.

      The ones that show off are the sociopaths, politicians and entertainment industry guys, who by default are crooks as that whole industry is built on crime and debauchery.

      about 6 months ago in context
  5. So, no. I do not have goddamned nginx figured out, and no, the Pleroma 2.0 launch has not made this any less goddamned infuriating.

    about 7 months ago from web
  6. Hello, everyone. It's been a while. I'm amazed this place is still here.

    about 7 months ago from web
  7. !vgp https://shp.itch.io/ Several fun games made by @shpuld@shpposter.club, give them a try

    about 7 months ago from web
    • That said, I keep meaning to launch a Pleroma instance for myself.... Just keep having problems with nginx.

      about 7 months ago from web
    • @scribus Carcino sends his regards http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/875456

      about 7 months ago from web
    • I'm sure it's not nearly so simple in reality, but I feel like conquering climate change is a simple matter of banning some of the bad stuff with obvious alternatives (gas vs electric consumer vehicles, for example) and watching the market self-correct. But everyone is afraid to pull that lever because it could be political suicide.

      about 7 months ago from web
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      • @thismightbeauser An actual solution to the issue is deglobalization of economies and achieving food and industry autonomy in every relevant country, but good luck cutting the flow of shekel just like that. There is a reason any sort of nationalism is treated as evil incarnate by mainstream political parties and economic groups, a global market that depends on countries not being self-sufficient is extremely profitable, no one can stop buying or selling or their internal situation crumbles within months.
        A secondary effect of this, while a positive from an environmental point of view, is that a lot of countries simply don't have the capacity to achieve food autonomy due to having bigger populations than their fertile land can sustain. Take Nigeria for example, <1 million km2 of surface with a rapidly growing population at 190 million right now. Without world trade the country would starve, and lead to open war in the region.

        about 7 months ago in context
      • @thismightbeauser So you not only need to completely reshape the economy of most countries but also need to regulate the population of each to levels their own land can sustain (without further destroying the environment to grow more crops)
        Some countries have a food surplus of 10 times their internal consumption, so they can keep their current populations without issue. But what happens with a country that has a food deficit of say, 50% of consumption? the population has to be cut in half or starve. Either way, you have a disaster in your hands with no clean way to solve it. You can pick between genocide, mass starvation or civil war, neither acceptable by any humanitarian standard. And you can be sure it'll spill to neighbouring regions.

        In short, environmental damage is such a big issue because there's no clean way of solving it, nations and fortunes depend on the wheel spinning, and genociding the world to a sustainable population numbers is off the table.

        about 7 months ago in context
      • @nerthos I think some of this makes sense, but I have a hard time believing that the world's current population level isn't sustainable, just that we haven't figured things out yet. There's a lot of junk produced that isn't necessary, or made in inefficient ways that could be cut out. I get what you're saying about deglobalization and the whole "buy local" slogan that environmentalists have been pushing kind of points back to that. Where do you draw the line though? Even goods shipped within larger countries like the US or China can travel vast distances before reaching their destination. Do those countries have to be split into regions then? People would probably be freaking out about that. No more California oranges in PA? No way! Probably not a great example due to Florida being closer, but still.

        about 7 months ago in context
    • How can people continue to believe this spraypainted bunghole

      about 7 months ago from web
      • @scribus I listen to him speak these days and wonder just what the hell all those people are hearing, because it's not what I'm hearing. Even if you some staunch, right-wing, anti-abortion anti-immigrant blowhard, you GOTTA be listening to him talk and wonder "man, something's not right with this guy's brain". His politics are irrelevant at that point, he talks like my grandmother with Alzheimer's

        about 7 months ago in context
      • @mrmattimation He looked next to death when he was rambling about how "one day, like a miracle, coronavirus will just go away." Pretty sure Mike Pence is eating his life force in an attempt to become a real boy.

        about 7 months ago in context
      • @scribus The trick about it is noticing everyone is lying out of their asses, and just picking the lies you like most out of what's on sale.

        about 7 months ago in context
    • I’m not too proud to admit I was wrong @nerthos was right. I am in fact, enjoying Fallout 76 a great deal.

      about 7 months ago from web
    • why was it such a big deal that Anakin Skywalker had a secret wife, and why did she need to be a secret, did anyone ever watch the Clone Wars show?? Obi-Wan was a FrankerZing grapey-slaying Potato Knishes machine, this man kiwied CONSTANTLY and nobody seemed to give a rat's ass about it.

      about 8 months ago from web
    • I just want to start challenging politricksters to trial by combat in exchange for their positions

      about 8 months ago from web
    • I had the best terminator batcavepost but the file is too big :c

      about 8 months ago from web
    • Just got back from a shooting range, it was pretty cool

      about 8 months ago from web
    • Watched "Little Witch Academia". It's alright. The overarching plot however is weak and with a lot of wasted potential.

      about 8 months ago from web
    • special shoutouts to the woman who just called me ugly to her daughter in Spanish because she thought I couldn’t understand her. When I raised my eyebrow she turned to me and said “I was just telling my daughter you look like someone we know”. Okay, ma’am.

      about 8 months ago from web
    • O Lord, the Girl Scout cookies...

      about 8 months ago from web
    • the whole experience did sort of underscore everything i believe about that sort of thing though, there was a guy with an AR-15 in the booth next to me and a guy with eight(!!!!!) magazines on his belt in the other booth, and it made me SUPREMELY uncomfortable

      about 8 months ago from web
    • I'm not sure what digital magic my cousins' tv is doing to The Simpsons but man is it ever uncanny

      about 8 months ago from web
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      • @adiwan The high frame rate video debate is scheduled to be the next big generational tech gap, according to one headline I skimmed once online. "Gemini Man" will remain dumb, regardless.

        about 8 months ago in context
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      • @scribus High frame rate video is one thing but another thing to interpolate frames of lower frame rate to a higher and smooth out "choppiness", especially with non-contiguous motion like in animation with few feature points in the picture. High frame rate video will be the norm some day. Right now the amount of data is mostly not feasible or the technology is not good enough to simulate. Current films are exported in 2k because all of the rendering time and visual effects. Also visual flaws get more obvious with a higher temporal resolutions. I heard that "acting" is more apparent at higher frame rates, meaning that the acted motions and emotions are perceived as not genuine.

        about 8 months ago in context
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      • @adiwan I can vouch for the last bit, a perfect example is the marvel cape movies. They look just fine on tv or a cinema screen, but look at scenes in >1080 60fps on a high DPI cellphone screen and the actors look awkward, movement looks cartoony and poorly acted, you can notice the weird physics from cable pulls and all that.

        about 8 months ago in context
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    • Bought "Cities Skylines" on Steam over the # sale. !vgp I'm stuck. I've been playing for 30 of the past 72 hours.

      about 8 months ago from web
    • My own personal Mandela Effect is that I thought the N64 was code-named Dolphin, and the Triforce were color-coded RGB. (That was the grapepost I was after, thanks for waiting)

      about 9 months ago from web
    • Space Force is actually happening? Space Force is actually gorram happening!? I always wanted to live in a cartoon, but not this one!!

      about 9 months ago from web
    • For old times' sake http://rainbowdash.net/url/175286

      about 9 months ago from web
      • Happy new year, to those that remain, and would still be called friends.
        May time never erode what was built, the chapter of our lives that we spent together.

        In perpetuity you will find a brother in me if that is what you desire.

        about 9 months ago from web
      • I do actually miss you guys pretty often. I just very rarely find I have anything to say anymore?

        about 9 months ago from web
      • But I do have something today: I bought a house!

        about 9 months ago from web
      • Usually I put a book series in the shelf from right to left in ascending order. However these double-volume books have the annoying thing that the two volume numbers are side by side. So Right now the shelf looks like this: 7 + 8, 5 + 6, 3 + 4, 2 + 1. I think I'm the only one (member of the left-to-right-reading society) putting books in "reverse" order.

        about 10 months ago from web
      • It's Throwback Thursday, or as I like to call it, Thursday http://rainbowdash.net/url/875319

        about 11 months ago from web