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  1. In Topic: The USA politics thread -

    Today, 05:41 AM

    As a tangent can I just remark that I hate so much about American television interviews?!

    Because I have no self control I find myself watching clips from CNN or MSNBC on YouTube and they're all bad but especially the start infuriates me. They'll clip to what ever presenter, who'll turn a question into an opening monologue and a soft ball starter for the prepaid expert who'll say exactly what the station wants - which is usually an overly complicated question with too many segments. Then they clip to what ever talking head and instead of answering the god damn question or picking up the talking point, they'll fuck it all up.

    Either they'll say, that's a good point but let me first say that... Bla bla bla about something completely unrelated and now I have no recollection about what's going on or, even worse, they'll do this awful media trained faux greeting where they want to start their answer by saying hello TV Presenter, so good to see you, I'm so happy to be here, bla bla, as though there's been no prior exchange between the talking heads.

    Who are these clips for? Who watches this and thinks this is highly professional and informative?
  2. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    Yesterday, 03:38 PM

     QuickTidal, on 30 October 2020 - 02:25 PM, said:

    Why do Boomers have to "get on a phone call"?

    Every single Boomer in my work sphere will get an email from me asking them a question and they will send me one back saying "Can you give me a call?"

    WHY THE HELL DO WE NEED TO HAVE A CALL? I emailed you...and you LITERALLY emailed me back to say "call me"....just tell me what you want today in the effing email, you dinosaur.

    Worse is when I have an issue that needs to go to someone else through that initial person and that person then decides we need a conference a bunch of Boomers can talk at each other to work out what I asked about....when we very well could have solved it quicker with emails. This happens far too often.

    My mom does this as well...she will phone me with some purpose, get my Voicemail and leave a voice mail saying to 'call her back'...TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT IN THE VOICEMAIL MOM. Sidebar: I talk to my mom once every two days or so, so it's not like she just wants to talk to me mother to son...we do that already...those 'call me' voicemails are always about a topic that she could very well relate to me in that form.

    I don't get what it is that frightens Boomers about technology like texting and emails. My gods...I don't get it.

    Short phone calls are preferable to a days worth of emails back and forth.
  3. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    Yesterday, 09:33 AM

    Yesterday, the new mask initiative went into effect in Denmark, meaning now you have to wear a mask pretty much anywhere in public. Before it was only in public transit and more recently in cafes and restaurants. We're even wearing them in the office unless we're sitting down for a while.

    The amount of bitching and moaning some people will go through to avoid wearing these masks is incredible. I know Denmark is behind the times, people in the US, Britain, where ever, have been talking about this for months but I'm still surprised. The most fun are those conservative politicians who are always talking about the old days, when Danes were tough and totally didn't roll over during WW2. The people who are always calling people thin skinned or what ever. And then when they have to wear a piece of cloth over their face, suddenly they're being oppressed and subjected to inhuman treatment.

    Still, most people I see at the Library are taking it in stride. You have to point at your face occasionally to remind people to pull up the mask but 99% of people are onboard. Or at least fear the carniverous librarians.
  4. In Topic: Ye Big Videogames Thread

    Yesterday, 03:30 AM

    There won't be a slim version after the first year. It's usually... I want to say 3-4 years? The parts have to improve in performance and lower in cost, sufficiently for it to be worth building a new version.

    And this time around the bulk of the console is taken up by a massive heat sink. A bigger console, is a cooler console and a cooler console is a more quiet console. Which is probably the main complaint about these last couple years.

    My new TV stand is arriving this weekend. I'll definitely be doing some measurements. I think there's plenty of room but you never know
  5. In Topic: Terrorism in the West

    29 October 2020 - 05:44 PM

    3 people killed in a church in Nice, France. A week ago a French teacher was beheaded for showing pictures of The Prophet Mohammed. A guard outside the French Embassy in Saudi Arabia was also attacked.

    It's always important to take take a step back from these events and look at the bigger picture, but maaan... my belief in freedom of religion sure is getting thinner.


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    15 Jul 2020 - 20:00
    102! How does he do it?
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    17 Jul 2019 - 19:21
    Here's to another 100!
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    17 Jul 2018 - 19:37
    I dont feel a day over 75.
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    16 Jul 2018 - 11:38
    100 today you old bastard! I always thought you were in great shape for a centenarian.
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    23 Nov 2016 - 06:54
    I think you need therapy and probably some kind of medical treatment, Mal. How boring is your daily existence that you find it imperative to jump on this forum every few weeks and pick a fight with people?
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    23 Nov 2016 - 06:48
    you got somehting to say? because I'm about done with this bullshit
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    16 Oct 2016 - 17:02
    I feel blessed with your presence
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    22 Sep 2016 - 00:11
    Where do you get off telling me to 'tone it down'? Fuck you man, I stood up for you when all of the staff was against you. I gave you the 'Wheelchairs of War' in defiance of censorship. In short, I backed you when you said unpopular thihgs. Do better.
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    16 Jul 2014 - 08:19
    Huh, apparently you were BORN. Well, there goes that theory. Happy birthday Hamlet. Tell Mary I said hi. ;)
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    14 Jun 2014 - 23:24
    Your rep is out of fucking control. I'm going to start neg-repping you to bring you back to the standard deviation.
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    02 Feb 2013 - 21:08
    *fires 21 gun salute*
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