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Has anyone else noticed Google getting worse in the last few years?  It seems like it's trying too hard and ends up failing really badly a lot.
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I'm also a bit baffled that people interpreted this as politically inflammatory.  But my brain works a bit differently then most people's brains in regards to this sort of thing.

>What's the "political mousetrap" here, though?
I am not quite sure.  Probably something about an implication that the current Canadian prime minister or the previous Canadian prime minister was in some aspects dictator-like.  The mod team might not be watching this thread though, so maybe make a >>>/canterlot/ thread to further inquire:  >>1041448
>If you'd like to discuss this ruling, we encourage a thread on Canterlot.


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For the record, I saw it as hyperbolic, even got a laugh at it. But I think what we ended up agreeing upon was that it's best to play it overly cautious with politics stuff on the site right now. We've just had so much drama before, and with the world itself finding itself in turmoil we're looking to avoid it ending up here as best we can.

But nobody is going to be punished for something that is an honest mistake.


I mean, Mooney did directly say there'd be increased scrutiny... Does seem like that's a possibility unfortunately.

I mostly mention it because it seemed to be completely neutral. At most, maybe it could be argued as saying Google is "left wing", perhaps? Even that seems like a stretch, though.
It's weird.

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Well, considering that the US is slowly being burned from the inside out...
People are panicking all over the place and either hiding or protesting...
It feels like we're building up to a major cataclysmic event...

Why not just come to a calm place and talk about what's on your mind.
I know I've got things to talk about, or discuss, with multiple topics.

Some come take a seat, express your mind, and embrace what calm we have.
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i did? i don't even remember why

world wouldn't stop for anyone, it'd just spin til it gets eaten by the sun.


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A shame.




but that's talking of the world as a whole, but you're most likely other people's world, so to speak.


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Reminder that the entire purpose of social distancing, wearing masks, etc. is to "flatten the curve".  Flattening the curve does not, contrary to popular belief, mean zero increase in new cases, or even zero spikes in new cases.  It simply means not overwhelming the healthcare system capacity.  Keep that in mind when you read sensationalist news headlines about "record number of cases in [insert location here]!" because

1) The vast majority of cases are asymptomatic.
2) Compared to earlier in the pandemic, substantially more people who are asymptomatic are being tested, and testing positive, without themselves burdening the healthcare system.
2a) A positive test in June is substantially more likely to represent a healthy individual than a positive test in March.
3) Death counts are themselves inflated due to comorbidities.
4) In community testing, the total number of positives is substantially higher than the number of confirmed cases from self-selected COVID testing; i.e. we're already well on our way to herd immunity.
5) The total number of cases will be approximately the same regardless of how flat the curve is.
6) The longer the curve extends, the longer the pandemic will continue.

That is all.
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>I never implied the US could stop death itself from happening. I am specifically talking about deaths from the COVID19 virus only. I figured that was obvious, but now it's been clarified.
You're missing the point.  If the US had taken zero measures, some number of people would have died.  Each effective measure against covid results in fewer people dying than the 'zero measures' case.  If you want to say that the difference between the minimum possible, and the max possible, is the government's fault, then that's fine, but there's still a threshold, because the minimum possible is not zero.  Because it is completely unreasonable to say that 100% of US covid deaths are the fault of the US government.  And even among deaths you might consider preventable, some proportion can be attributed to problems in the global response, and the resulting misinformation.

>People unable to get treatment or testing because of lack of funds are vectors for the virus.
I've not heard this as a concern from anyone but yourself.  Do tests where you live cost money to the person being tested? Because where I am, they don't.  What sort of treatments are people not undergoing due to lack of funds?  Are people choosing to die at home, rather than go to the hospital when they have pneumonia?  Or are there problems not related to 'universal  healthcare' that are being conflated in your statement?

>I have not once spoken Trump's name. The only mentions of Trump I can find in this thread are you. Just now.
Come on.  You take every opportunity possible to disparage the Orange Man.  Do you expect me to believe you aren't blaming Trump personally?  When you say 'the government' but provide no specific examples?

>Financial aid for those impacted by the virus and stay-at-home orders, and for those needing testing and treatment.
Well I'll have to disagree with you there.  For one, testing and treatment doesn't factor into personal costs for all but a tiny fraction of people.  As far as stay at home orders, it depends on the state response, so having a one size fits all stimulus response doesn't make sense either.  We have already provided enough incentiPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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>However, I don't think it would have changed much in the outcome, especially with how quickly workarounds were developed (especially for PPE).
I dunno.  Those workarounds aren't nearly as good as N95 masks.  If the government had enough masks for everyone, maybe we wouldn't have resorted to shutting down the economy to such a great extent.


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I will say that here, after the loosening of the lockdown a lot of big plans and rules are set up in words. But I hear nothing is really done in practise.

People coming back from heavily infected regions and who should be quarantined are still asked to go back to work, aren't even tested.
Contact tracing is set up to find the people an infected individual has come in contact with, but there is really no follow up in most cases. At best these contacts get a notice, but no testing, no quarantine is imposed.
(trechnically it's even illegal to do contact tracing)

There's a 1,5 meter rule and facemasks to be made available in some locations, but there's no enforcements of the rules and most people just have to come into work as in the past, no restrictions and no way to force those.

I take back what I said earlier. We are a disaster waiting to happen.


This site is dead rn.

When you wake up, watch this.  It's awesome.

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>>1040796  just watched this
and I was surprised to find it reference your OP video.
>>1040762  I did a quick search, and I got the impression that Bourgeoisie Socialist better explains, for example, people who advocate for socialism but don't think that they, or anyone else for that matter, will be working at the bottom.  If that's accurate, then it best describes the Yang types, who want "socialism" in which machines do all the grunt work while they reap the benefits from other people's machines.


hey.. you're smart

Propaganda model
(check the sections on anti-communism and flak for info on those)

A framework is just a way of viewing something. Examining media as if it's influenced by certain things, and coming up with concrete ways that we expect media to express stories based on those things, such that we can make probabilistic predictions about how any given issue is going to be reported on, is an example of a propaganda model of communication functions in practice.

Anarchism means basically what you think it means. An = no or absence. Archy = rulers. So an absence of rulers or the absence of having power over others. Chomsky repeatedly conceptualized anarchy not as a final end state of being for society, but as a process and a framework of analysis that aims to determine whether hierarchies are justified, and if unjustified, provides rationalizations and means to dismantle them. So he kind of recontextualizes the term from the public intuitive meaning to a more concrete proces in order to make it actionable.


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>Good Morning sleepyheads
I almost read that wrong. My hazy mind read it as "Good Morning sh*theads".


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Do you ever take on too much work that you didn't need to, and then struggle to keep up, especially if it turns out that you can do it better, more deserving of people who are helping you with it, but only by spending a lot more time and effort to make it happen? I feel like that's where I ended up, but on the upside, it's work with a clearly defined end, so once that's pushed through, I should be fine... I think.
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I do that. Listen to podcasts while I work. Duncan trussel family hour most recently.


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Oh no, making them. Just as a hobby, tho.

I should head to bed now, though. Talk to you all tomorrow, probably!


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I don't know if that relates...
I tend to approach work when starting the day, by observing the pile of work and like a sunday brunch buffet, pick my plate and serve me up with assignments that I deem feasible for the day. At least, making a list of whatever is open for me to do and that I feel like should be simple enough to start and finish or progress until it can be picked up at another day.

This usually lands me on a workable list of assignments to start with and to be productive on.

However, I really shouldn't feel too surprised with it anymore, that good feeling of accomplishment I'm working towards almost always gets shattered by the fact that everything is way too dependent on the goodwill of the infrastructure to work.

It's like deciding to paint a room in the house and planning on how to start, get your stuff there and finding...
that there's no paint. So you ask around where the paint for the room is and you find that some other people had already taken the paint to work on their room. They promise to put the paint back once they're done in an hour or so and then you hear nothing until you ask again after lunchbreak and they go "Oh, right, you needed the paint. Well, we have used up most of it and we already plan on going to the store after lunch. we'll pick up new paint for you to work with" And then you wait and wait and fuinishing your room is no longer possible by EoD. But then it gets close to EoD and you see those folks hanging around and you go "Hey, what's happened to my paint?" and they go "Oh right, we totally forgot. You'll have to go to the store and fetch some yourself."

So you report to your boss that you haven't done much productive because you didn't have access to the material and you will have to fetch stuff anew and your boss is all like "Can't you run to the store now and make sure the room is finished today?" and you only have 45 minutes left and you're sweating bullets.


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i'm having trouble thinking of appropriate ways to greet someone

i've written down the shit i have so far:

"hey, fucker"
"hey shitlord"
"how do you do, fucknugget"
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Those seem ok to me, dont be so self-conscious.


"Hey, you. You're finally awake"


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would anybody want to watch mlp with me sometime next wednesday? or maybe tonight?

i'm doing kind of miserable and having someone around to watch the show with would help

really, life's pretty ass lately
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Don't beat yourself up. We all still love you


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awww... i love you too, okay


>>1040736  oh, nice!


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Post here if you don't give a f*ck.
If you guys give a f*ck, then good for you
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Blicky got the stiffy, uh~


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>huggy hug

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...well, we had a thread about startles

but what about relax?

i love nothing more than a nice hot shower or nice hot bath... and then a nice long nap. tea might also be nice. maybe, a nice sparkling water. maybe stuffed animals.
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It's called "I wanna Rock your Body" then in parenthesis, "(to the break of dawn)"


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Yup, that's the one.
Just a crappy little joke using one of the new pages because of what one of the characters says,

So I changed it to Carl's face, and made it so they said "In truth, This don't matter. None of this matters".


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whatever you say, fry man!

>hugs and kajis <3

goodnight manley!

nice! okay i can see that one working with that cast of characters!

>hugs and kajis <3

goodnight Z! sweet dreams!


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Everything posted in this thread must be followed by the words "no homo". Therefore, anything said in this thread is rendered automatically straight. No homo.
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and u like anime?



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Again, at times.

Good night Hisp


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i do not mean like, frightened... but is there anything that startles you more than it should?

i am easily spooked by loud noises, like bangs or crashes or yelling. i don't look like the kind of person who would be, but it always gives me a rush of adrenaline, and i feel scared!

how about you?  
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Only someone massively insecure would see it that way. That, or a super villain.


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tapping my shoulder is probably fine.  some people had a habit of sneaking up quietly and grabbing my shoulder. This of course made me feel as though I were being attacked, and instinct took over.

You would likely not be hit in the face, nor do I think you would sneak up on me like that anyway


Bees and wasps, and while I wouldn't necessarily say that I'm scared of hospitals, I do tend to feel uncomfortable in them.


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is it weird to simply just not like the weekends?

i prefer weekdays and i dont know why

i think it's because i dont like how busy everything is
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If one is spotted outside in the afternoon can end up arrested get into forced-work until next day.


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Hmmm... ?

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what is your favorite food, ponyville?
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At the risk of sounding like a stereotype, haggis and sushi.


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aye, we all enjoy different foods

no matter where you live at


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I used to get this fantastic Won ton soup from a chinese restaurant in San Antonio.

I would be tempted to say that e
that's my favorite food. I've yet to find won ton soup that was ever that delicious.

Also I am basically vegan at this point so I'm trying to make veggie curries my favorite foods, and right now channa masala is probably my favorite vegan curry dish


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Got any super niche interests? Ramble about them here and why you think they're so interesting!

Also, hi! Long time no see!
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They don't work yet, but I also want to port it to the GameBoy and to WebAssembly using a development kit called Emscripten that would let me run it in a browser, still using SDL.


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Obscure Commodore 64 games i loved but no one still breathing has played.  Which i dont have anymore or know the names of to ever see again.

Thats kinda all there is to ramble about other than wails of pain and remorse.  

But nothing like that will never happen to any of you; don't worry or anything.  You'll be fine.


>Does actually have a genuine, functioning C64 at home with a tape player and three games

That don't mean I know many C64 games, mind, but it's something


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i really just want to fucking, like, watch my little pony all day and lie in the floor

i remember when over a barrel came out and christ did i hate that but there was something indescribably beautiful about the way the horses believed in love

no one believes in love anymore we spend all day talking about chill lo-fi beats to study/relax to and pornography of lighting dust
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Reasonable enough. Can't say I've not wanted similar before. Some days are stressful, and a bit of relaxation, just collapsing and not having to worry, would be nice.


>>1040347  I imagine they probably meant balaclava  :fluf2:


Make with the lightning dust porn or it didnt happen.

Yeah its funny.  When i got caught up in pony in 2015 and crawled back to the world looking for pony friends i found a lot of people who dont love like ponies.

Considering whats happened to anything thats ever loved me, its funny how im upset that nothing alive today seems to.

Binge, binge my little pony love and not hoarde the last few episodes unwatched as i do, as though leaving them unexamined in Schroedingers box keeps pony alive as well as dead.

Wtf i shudnt be posting today.  Hugz

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