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  1. TIL : Even though Crunchyroll's motto is or was "Anime for Everyone", you will still see people getting banned on social media for asking questions regarding a sensitive topic.

    What's a sensitive topic ? Well according to what I have seen, it is 'woman writers' and 'High Guardian Spice'

    Digging any deeper as to why will net you in a extreme political environment and even the least negative comment as to why will net you a "Well either Cruncyroll themselves or the PR manager(s) are being self-destructive about this in a weird game of 'cook the grenade'/'hot potato'"

    I myself stopped after finding this in a bio of a person involved with HGS :
    [> "But what if, hear me out: you hired woman writers" ""I am litterally blocking every person replying to this with "I just want good writers REGARDLESS of gender..." because oh my god shut up shut up shut UP <]

    Sharing this story because all I wanted to do is show someone else FMA.

    Rabbit holes are EVIL !!!

    about 3 days ago from web
    • @drinkingpony I'm only aware of this show because I bumped into a woman on the BART who was involved with the show somehow supposedly. Apparently not a writer.

      about 3 days ago in context
    • @thismightbeauser What is the BART ? Hmm, Probably PT or something, like a yellow train birthed from a bigger yellow factory named HOMER.

      I asked around some, and was given these two things as pretty grounded in reality versions of its conception :

      Wholesome version http://rainbowdash.net/url/875187 ( about 12 minutes )

      sorta depressing version with lots of F-bombs http://rainbowdash.net/url/875188 ( also about 12 minutes )

      TL;DR version : seemingly people wanna put their strongarm of politics out there while being a totalitarian of what you can and can not talk about.

      Also... I should probably look up whatever SoCal cartoons are now. I get pictures thrown at me that Steven Universe and Gumball, Star and Dipper, and even most of Thundercats Roar have the same "smile skeleton"

      about 3 days ago in context
  2. August 16th: Package held by customs
    Long wait and continuous pressing of refresh
    UPDATE!
    September 5th: Package held by customs

    about 17 days ago from web
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    • @thismightbeauser In theory I could claim my money back because I paid with PayPal and order it again. I'd still have to wait a long time but I'd not spend money on top of the loss. It's just a 120€ expensive video converter to convert my NES/SNES/N64/MegaDrive to HDMI.

      about 17 days ago in context
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    • @adiwan Almost seems easier to maintain a CRT instead

      about 17 days ago in context
    • @scribus All I can manage is to have two small 14'' CRT TVs. Everything else is too big and bulky. The composite/s-video to HDMI converter I bought is so far one of the best in that price range that can handle oddball resolutions that these old consoles produce. I have a cheap 15€ piece of crap that created results that were nearly unrecognizable after upscaling (at a lot of places seemingly inverted colors). 240p is almost nowhere supported by any TV manufacturer nowadays. It'll interpreted as 480i and it shows unfavorable interlacing artifacts. Blowing that up bilinearly to full-HD it gets to a blurry mess.

      about 17 days ago in context
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  3. In the last few days I wished that C# had the "friend" keyword. It'd make things so much easier and less error-prone. It makes that a class can access the protected methods and fields of the friended class.

    about a month ago from web
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    • @adiwan I don't fully understand why you'd use Unity to build what you mentioned, but it shouldn't have an impact on whether you can use it unless you are targeting something other than the .NET CLR like WebAssembly or something.

      about a month ago in context
    • @thismightbeauser I use Unity for creating VR trainings at my work. So far I'm not done with my code. I'm restructuring my code constantly and I plan to introduce your proposal towards the end when I have something functional first. I'm also a bit hesitant how it will work with the packages I already use that heavily rely on reflection (Odin Inspector, Bolt). My damn "screw hole" code has about 1000 lines of neatly formatted code and my "cordless screwdriver" is at about 1200 lines. They are so big because I need to ensure nothing breaks when I toggle all of them interactable on or off.

      about a month ago in context
    • @adiwan Thanks. The context helps. I was thinking that you were controlling real industrial machinery or something. I'm not too familiar with either Odin Inspector or Bolt so idk what will happen there.

      about a month ago in context
  4. I really enjoy the new Mindhunter season on Netflix.

    about a month ago from web
  5. TIL: Slack code formatting does not work on RDN

    about a month ago from web
    • Yesterday I helped moving my friends. The whole moving operation hinged on me because I am the only one with enough driving experience to drive a transporter. Also the whole thing was done until midnight. And now I have yet one of those days where I had only 4 hours of sleep.

      about a month ago from web
    • I need to sleep, but tomorrow is Monday. If I just stay awake an hour or two longer I can postpone the impending tragedy and get drunk on the impending sleep deprivation!

      about a month ago from web
      • "I have on DVD that"? Time to sleep, I think.

        about a month ago from web
      • The latest couple of Infinity Train episodes were super great! I am astounded by how good they were. The series as a whole gives me strong "Over The Garden Wall" vibes.

        about a month ago from web
      • Today is an important international holiday. Wish us a happy anniversary or perish

        about 2 months ago from web
      • Guess who's fired! :(spoiler - it me)

        about 2 months ago from web
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        • @scribus I work in land registration - for the past two years I've just been updating existing registers (registering/removing mortgages, adding/removing proprietors, noting changes of name, updating property addresses, so on), but starting next month I'll be triaging first registrations, meaning I actually get to look at 200 year old leases and title plans and stuff and decide what should/shouldn't go on the register. It sounds more interesting than it actually is but as far as careers go it's somewhat interesting and viable (also we literally hire more people a year than we have work available for lol)

          about 2 months ago in context
        • @tiff wow that actually don't sound bad

          about 2 months ago in context
        • @scribus it's decently comfy, great atmosphere too so I can often get away with doing dick all and just talking to people

          about 2 months ago in context
      • Do not apple with me, my bibliography includes a cracked.com article about why recycling is bad, actually

        about 2 months ago from web
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        • @thismightbeauser ... How about Biodegradeable Plastics ?

          about 2 months ago in context
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        • @drinkingpony I don't know enough about them to say, but I would be concerned about them being prone to allowing gunk to grow on food more easily and breaking down on the shelves. That would be a terrifying mess.

          about 2 months ago in context
        • @thismightbeauser This is unlikely since room-temperature is too low for most if not all biodegradeable plastic to actually biodegrade ( Room temperature is about just short of 300 Kelvin, compared to 325 at which most biodegradeable plastic I know needs to start degrading ).

          I guess the biggest caveat is 'is it actually better in the long run ?'. People more read in on this topic than I am are still fighting amongst eachother on that.

          My biggest gripe is that biodegradeable plastics will do NOTHING for the ocean-problem, even if all the plastic that is currently in the ocean were to change into some sort of biodegradeable plastic over night ( by means of magical fairy, genie, monkeypaw, time-travel-shenanigans, quantum-flux-destabilisation, or unexplainably )... The oceans are too cold to decompose that mess.

          Other problem is that if you were to just throw biodegradeable plastic on a landfill it is actually more toxic for the environment due to methane-emissions.

          about 2 months ago in context
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      • @imhiggins Your profile link smells like spam.

        about 2 months ago from web
        • I was playing through the C64 version of VVVVVV and I found a hidden area that I completely missed in the main version. Also, the C64 version plays much better on a real system than in an emulator. I'm not sure if it's the giant joystick or what.

          about 2 months ago from web
          • C64 logging into the internet. No robot falling down the stairs noises included. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874959

            about 2 months ago from web
            • Creepy uncanny humanoid cats are all the rage now.

              about 2 months ago from web
            • What the zoobidey flip-flop-bop did you just say about me, you flippidy zoob woobity? I'll have you know I zooped and flooped to the top of my class in the zobbler wobbler, and I've rop-wop-flopped in numerous shoobidy doobidies on floppity pudding, and I have over 300 shibbidy bops. I am trained in flap-floppities and I'm the top doober in the entire shibbidy. You are nothing to zoobidy-me but just another zoobidy. I will zoop you the blop out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this floobidy Earth, mark my flibbidy flop. You think you can flop away with zoobing that doobie-woobie to me over the Interzoobies? Think again, flap-flopper. As we speak I am zipping my blopping bloop of flobbidies across the boopidy and your floopidy is being flopped right now so you better poopidy for the big zoobidy flop party, son. You're jeeber zeebered, son. http://ur1.ca/awxj1

              Thursday, 15-Nov-12 01:52:04 UTC from web
            • As RDN lays dying in my arms, I hear it speak one last time. And it says... "tell @redenchilada I never cared for sanic. Bleeeghh...."

              Thursday, 22-Nov-12 05:17:46 UTC from web
            • http://rainbowdash.net/url/874948

              about 2 months ago from web
              • You know how when you play a video on your PC your music player pauses so you can hear the video? It's great.

                about 2 months ago from web
                • While we're nostalging, here's a snapshot of popular from 2013, a time when archive.org in it's infinite wisdom took the most snapshots. Honestly the fact that it takes ANY snapshots of this site blows my mind. Always wondered how they did that. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874947

                  about 2 months ago from web
                  • After several encounters with my most recent enemy (electricity-eating fungi) I've decided to study the damn things and figure out how to eradicate them.

                    They're not actively harmful, but colonies form in low-current circuits, and cause devices to stop working. Phone lines and tv remotes are the two places I most often find them in, and even though I fully clean the devices, after a while the fungi shows up again.

                    about 2 months ago from web
                  • Vehicle registration in California is expensive. I tried to calculate what it would be without penalties and it's still over $100. Pennsylvania it's only like $30 or so.

                    about 2 months ago from web
                    • Shakes head

                      You know, I was just thinking ? Can we get some sort of system that we can designate something as spam ?

                      Oh and it would obviously be logged who designated something as spam so we could not supress eachother without a mod lurking over would-be-abusers.

                      Yeah, no idea if that can be implemented, if someone wants that implemented, or even if it is a good idea in the first place. But I swear if I see advertisements about the paleo diet again I am going to scream like a caveman.

                      about 2 months ago from web
                    • Oh :/ http://rainbowdash.net/url/874936

                      about 2 months ago from web
                      • ChromeOS added device forwarding to the VM in the last update. That was pretty much the only feature missing from the VM.

                        about 2 months ago from web
                      • @malpchjye "There are women; who are not blessed with a perfect curve from the God; they may feel low at confidence and awkward too, and they may tend to hide this imperfection of their bodily beauty by wearing baggy and loose clothes."

                        about 2 months ago from web
                        • I wasted half a day on fixing my mother's PC. More precisely Firefox. It opened every few minutes an error message that its profile couldn't be loaded. However it was all caused by Kaspersky Anti Virus. Deactivating it made it not complain again.

                          about 2 months ago from web
                        • I wonder if my eggs are still good?

                          about 2 months ago from web
                        • Starting to contemplate a Diaspora or Friendica server, and a Pleroma one. Long as I'm getting in over my head, may as well go deep!

                          about 2 months ago from web