Replies to thismightbeauser

  1. @thismightbeauser und Knuckles and Knuckles und Knuckles and ...

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  2. @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 11 days ago from web in context
  3. @thismightbeauser i don't pay taxes, is what the court summons i can now legally ignore because of coronavirus says

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  4. @thismightbeauser But I guess if you're concerned about that then you'd want to wait a year, idk

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  5. @thismightbeauser Especially since short term capital gains are taxed higher.

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  6. @thismightbeauser So run those commands at the command line at lmk what the result is.

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  7. @thismightbeauser https://docs-develop.pleroma.social/backend/installation/debian_based_en/#nginx Literally the official how-to, presumably by the people themselves. I think what's actually hanging me up is the Nginx .conf files, but I got it to work for Wordpress and I can't figure out why Pleroma is so godrotten different. I know "Copy the example nginx configuration and activate it:" has been a dealbreaker step, because the filename format isn't at all what it should be for the *.conf files (at least, so far; I've used sub.domain.tld.conf just fine, until the social.* one I'm trying to add)

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  8. @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 13 days ago from web in context
  9. @thismightbeauser I often wonder that, myself, to be honest. Inconclusively.

    about 13 days ago from web in context
  10. @thismightbeauser I would have renewed it myself, but all the controls are locked, even though it's still under their ownership and still resolving. http://rainbowdash.net/url/875464

    about 17 days ago from web in context
  11. @thismightbeauser A buddy may have already directed me to the solution; I've just been too enraged to enact it.

    about a month ago from web in context
  12. @thismightbeauser Serious answer: I follow, to a T, the official "install Pleroma" scripts. Then, all I get is a goddamned "Welcome to the world's dumbest web server!" splash screen. Nobody has an answer posted for getting past this idiocy. The internet is useless thanks to google and SEO now meaning that, instead of an answer to my question, I get ads and spammers.

    about a month ago from web in context
  13. @thismightbeauser Only morons seem to have written any documentation for it

    about a month ago from web in context
  14. @thismightbeauser There is literally zero compelling reason to NOT use an ad blocker, site design these days is garbage, laden with so many ads the site itself no longer functions. Not to mention trackers. I refuse to feel ashamed of it. Mother'effers drove me to it.

    about a month ago from web in context
  15. @thismightbeauser Sure we can! We just need to be ready to deal with about a century of lifestyle backslide.

    about a month ago from web in context
  16. @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 a month ago from web in context
  17. @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 a month ago from web in context
  18. @thismightbeauser At the scale that'd be required? yes. Chernobyl was just radiation leakage followed by human abandonment of the region. Blasting India and China with enough firepower to cease human activity would also glass every living creature, animal or vegetal, within the region and destroy the soil. Most of the upper soil layer is organic matter and full of bacteria, superheating it would make it barren. Maybe in a few thousand years new ecosystems would form, but for the first few decades it'd be an ashen desert. Also there'd be worldwide impact from the dust and debris causing a nuclear winter.
    You could aim exclusively for the urban and industrial centers to only eliminate polluting hotspots, but that'd mean retaliation, and climate damage is a much better option than a nuclear hot war.

    about a month ago from web in context
  19. @thismightbeauser Consider: china has a debt leash in nearly all major economies, and any attempt at imposing environmental restrictions could be easily countered by them with a threat of crashing the challenging country's economy within a day.
    The countries that would actually listen to environmental concerns, which are mostly western nations, are already on a steady yearly drop of pollution and carbon emissions.

    There's no actual solution to the issue past unleashing nuclear fire on half of Asia, which would be an environmental disaster on itself.

    about a month ago from web in context
  20. @thismightbeauser I was never big on Buttigieg. Guy felt so disingenuous to me. Still, I am disheartened that the youngest man in the field now is 77 years old.

    about a month ago from web in context
  21. @thismightbeauser That's SoCal for you.

    about a month ago from web in context
  22. @thismightbeauser Haha wow I would expect that close to the beach to be at least $75 more

    about a month ago from web in context
  23. @thismightbeauser lol Yeah, convenient too!

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  24. @thismightbeauser This Savant? https://www.youtube.com/user/winterbatcave (OK that url might get filtered so https://tinyurl.com/l9g4r8l ) Not involved; it was a musical guest on "Sage and Savant." So, all safe on that vector! :)

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  25. @thismightbeauser Actually I double checked and I guess it's fine since the writer just uses offsets. The reader was coded for the C64 so it doesn't matter if it's portable.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  26. @thismightbeauser My apologies, the reaction comes from my own intolerance of closed-mindedness. To sum it up it's like when Luanne said "I hate hate" in King of the Hill

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  27. @thismightbeauser “grow a thicker skin lol” Would be a great retort to that. Furthermore hate begets depression so well, too bad for them.

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  28. @thismightbeauser Well that is just horrible. But that seems to me just like 'your depressed transphobic relative' is going to need some help. After all if being in the presence of something someone hates is enough to send that person over the edge and take their own life then, whow boy.

    The rest of this family is probably just trying to protect the last nuggets of sanity that this transphobe has left.

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  29. @thismightbeauser I’m really just referring to one moron in particular

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  30. This day in the multiverse: Over ten thousand people died to prove a silly point.

    about 4 months ago from web in context