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Turnabout [Chat]

RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
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"...override367 will create the new thread"

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Mister Geth, I put it to you that override367 has failed in his duties. While his backup Echo has abdicated! In light of this, I move for an emergency thread start!

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The court will grant Mister Wright's request.

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    HerrCron wrote: »
    Tamin wrote: »
    is there any hacky way I can make rainymood.com feel like it's in the background, and not ... competing (?) with pandora / last.fm?

    Open it in it's own browser window (IE or whatever - just not the one you're using for pandora) and then use the volume mixer to drop the sound for that browser until it feels suitably background-y?

    I am assuming there is a similar feature if you're using a Mac.


    cool. that seemed a little too obvious, so I wasn't sure if it would give the right impression. certainly seems to, though.

    thanks

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    @Tamin why not use mynoise.net it has a rain generator with calibration levels

    Tamin
  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    Is this an illicit chat thread?

    I feel so dangerous right now

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    But override is online. His name is at the bottom of the D+D page.

  • Element BrianElement Brian Peanut Butter Shill Registered User regular
    I thought that white people television was called CBS
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    Switch FC code:SW-2130-4285-0059

    Arch,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_goGR39m2k
    Atomika
  • HerrCronHerrCron It that wickedly supports taxation Registered User regular
    Tamin wrote: »
    HerrCron wrote: »
    Tamin wrote: »
    is there any hacky way I can make rainymood.com feel like it's in the background, and not ... competing (?) with pandora / last.fm?

    Open it in it's own browser window (IE or whatever - just not the one you're using for pandora) and then use the volume mixer to drop the sound for that browser until it feels suitably background-y?

    I am assuming there is a similar feature if you're using a Mac.


    cool. that seemed a little too obvious, so I wasn't sure if it would give the right impression. certainly seems to, though.

    thanks

    No worries.

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    Tamin why not use mynoise.net it has a rain generator with calibration levels

    because I didn't know about it!

    That's really neat. Thank you.

    DiannaoChong
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    Bravo, RMS.

    Also, here is that thing I've been trying to post: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/

  • AtomikaAtomika not a robot. does not eat bugs!Registered User regular
    CBS is strange to me. But then again, so is Fox and ABC.

    NBC is the only broadcast net I watch with any regularity, yet it's almost always in last place.


    So the problem here is obviously mine.

  • GonmunGonmun He keeps kickin' me in the dickRegistered User regular
    I loved the little message @Echo had for Geth at the end of the last thread. Geth cares not for your fleshy wants and objections.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    it feels like when i click on some nerdy pop-culture review i'm greeted by narration with a lisp.

    also i seem to meet a lot of nerdy dudes with lisps.

    so what is the deal with nerds and lisps? is it really more common among nerds or is it just that i notice it because it validates my expectations?

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  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    I'm online but very intermittently

    I'm "working"

    override367 on
  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    kedinik wrote: »

    it is strange to me that all these metaphors are required to illustrate the concept that white guys don't have to deal with a lot of things that non-white non-guys have to deal with.

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  • kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    if I got picked to start a thread, which I fortunately haven't

    it'd probably a good idea to do this too

    hmm maybe I should toss something together just in case

  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    Illegal warehouse [chat]?

    Cocks dicks massive!

    Feral
  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    it feels like when i click on some nerdy pop-culture review i'm greeted by narration with a lisp.

    also i seem to meet a lot of nerdy dudes with lisps.

    so what is the deal with nerds and lisps? is it really more common among nerds or is it just that i notice it because it validates my expectations?

    I've known quite a few nerds in real life. None of them have lithpth.

  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    it feels like when i click on some nerdy pop-culture review i'm greeted by narration with a lisp.

    also i seem to meet a lot of nerdy dudes with lisps.

    so what is the deal with nerds and lisps? is it really more common among nerds or is it just that i notice it because it validates my expectations?

    maybe lisp -> social ostracizing -> embracing of non-popular interests -> grow into hideous neckbeard -> maintain lisp

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  • AtomikaAtomika not a robot. does not eat bugs!Registered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    it feels like when i click on some nerdy pop-culture review i'm greeted by narration with a lisp.

    also i seem to meet a lot of nerdy dudes with lisps.

    so what is the deal with nerds and lisps? is it really more common among nerds or is it just that i notice it because it validates my expectations?

    Maybe having a speech impediment limits your social options from a young age, forcing you in a small range of roles.

    Feral
  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    it feels like when i click on some nerdy pop-culture review i'm greeted by narration with a lisp.

    also i seem to meet a lot of nerdy dudes with lisps.

    so what is the deal with nerds and lisps? is it really more common among nerds or is it just that i notice it because it validates my expectations?

    The Lisp fairy only visits the nerd community. It's a fetish of his.

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    kaleedity wrote: »
    if I got picked to start a thread, which I fortunately haven't

    it'd probably a good idea to do this too

    hmm maybe I should toss something together just in case

    Use my method. Occasionally create threads. Do a effort post OP. Maybe have some effort posts in the thread. Reuse said effort posts as Chat OP. Accept your accolades as a hero.

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    At one point Aarons' credit card was down to like 1100 and now it's back up to 3500 and i cannot deal with this right now

    FeralKagera
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    kedinik wrote: »

    it is strange to me that all these metaphors are required to illustrate the concept that white guys don't have to deal with a lot of things that non-white non-guys have to deal with.

    Well, and one of the author's points being that if you don't dress up that message somehow, a lot of people will tend to reject the message without thinking about it.

    Though the metaphors don't seem to be working particularly very well either.

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    What lifp?

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    At one point Aarons' credit card was down to like 1100 and now it's back up to 3500 and i cannot deal with this right now

    Go all Fight Club on the company.

    Set everyone back to zero.

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
    CindersCaveman Paws
  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    it feels like when i click on some nerdy pop-culture review i'm greeted by narration with a lisp.

    also i seem to meet a lot of nerdy dudes with lisps.

    so what is the deal with nerds and lisps? is it really more common among nerds or is it just that i notice it because it validates my expectations?

    maybe lisp -> social ostracizing -> embracing of non-popular interests -> grow into hideous neckbeard -> maintain lisp

    I wont stand for this sort of Lisp Fairy denial.

    You will be burned in the town square.

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    kedinik wrote: »

    it is strange to me that all these metaphors are required to illustrate the concept that white guys don't have to deal with a lot of things that non-white non-guys have to deal with.

    people are bad at assessing relative degrees of suffering and privilege

    this is true even if it's something not as complex or sophisticated as racial privileges

    people have difficulty assessing whether they have, say, made a net contribution or net benefit from social insurance

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    Feral
  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    At one point Aarons' credit card was down to like 1100 and now it's back up to 3500 and i cannot deal with this right now

    fff

    wasn't the plan to break from school to get the card to zero?

    which one of you has a heroin habit

    DON'T LIE I'M CHECKING TOE WEBBINGS

    Caveman Paws
  • kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    kaleedity wrote: »
    if I got picked to start a thread, which I fortunately haven't

    it'd probably a good idea to do this too

    hmm maybe I should toss something together just in case

    Use my method. Occasionally create threads. Do a effort post OP. Maybe have some effort posts in the thread. Reuse said effort posts as Chat OP. Accept your accolades as a hero.

    create... threads?

    sounds like dark magics

  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    kaleedity wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    kaleedity wrote: »
    if I got picked to start a thread, which I fortunately haven't

    it'd probably a good idea to do this too

    hmm maybe I should toss something together just in case

    Use my method. Occasionally create threads. Do a effort post OP. Maybe have some effort posts in the thread. Reuse said effort posts as Chat OP. Accept your accolades as a hero.

    create... threads?

    sounds like dark magics

    Speaking of that, I need to sacrifice a goat and do the new instant watch film thread.

    Wash
  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    Atomika wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    it feels like when i click on some nerdy pop-culture review i'm greeted by narration with a lisp.

    also i seem to meet a lot of nerdy dudes with lisps.

    so what is the deal with nerds and lisps? is it really more common among nerds or is it just that i notice it because it validates my expectations?

    Maybe having a speech impediment limits your social options from a young age, forcing you in a small range of roles.

    my brothers both have speech impediments from an early age (probably caused by ear infections) that makes their "r's" into "w's". i don't notice it because i came up with them, but apparently it's super-noticeable.

    for whatever reason, though, the r->w doesn't seem as associated with nerddom as the s-> th.

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  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    At one point Aarons' credit card was down to like 1100 and now it's back up to 3500 and i cannot deal with this right now

    fff

    wasn't the plan to break from school to get the card to zero?

    which one of you has a heroin habit

    DON'T LIE I'M CHECKING TOE WEBBINGS

    toe webbings are one of the parts of the body that really squick me out

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    it feels like when i click on some nerdy pop-culture review i'm greeted by narration with a lisp.

    also i seem to meet a lot of nerdy dudes with lisps.

    so what is the deal with nerds and lisps? is it really more common among nerds or is it just that i notice it because it validates my expectations?

    It's both. There's some confirmation bias I'm sure but it's also true that people with speech impediments like lisps, stammers, nasal vocal tones, and conditions that lead to mouth-breathing are more common among nerds and gamers and the like.

    Why?

    Because people with circumstances like that tend to get shit on it for it as kids, especially as adolescents, and as a result will have a tendency to develop anxieties and socially outcast status. This will lead to them developing hobbies, interests, and social circles that are reflective of that. A lot of nerdy hobbies are basically perfect in this regard.

    See also: all other nerd stereotypes.

  • ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    to be precise, it is really hard to assess net difficulty or privilege.

    To say whether you like or dislike some condition, it's easy. It is the relative judgment that is difficult. Magnitudes are hard.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    ronya wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    kedinik wrote: »

    it is strange to me that all these metaphors are required to illustrate the concept that white guys don't have to deal with a lot of things that non-white non-guys have to deal with.

    people are bad at assessing relative degrees of suffering and privilege

    this is true even if it's something not as complex or sophisticated as racial privileges

    people have difficulty assessing whether they have, say, made a net contribution or net benefit from social insurance

    well sure

    but i mean dressing up the assertion that "you are privileged" into a gaming (or whatever other) sort of metaphor doesn't strengthen the assertion.

    that is, metaphor is generally used to illustrate a difficult concept. i find it hard to believe that the assertion of privilege is being rejected by people because they just don't understand it.

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  • AtomikaAtomika not a robot. does not eat bugs!Registered User regular
  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    My psychiatrist is real happy about my progress.

    So am i, obviously...

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  • TTODewbackTTODewback Not a Lizard Person Center of the EarthRegistered User regular
    The South is a giant sentient speech impediment.

    Bless your heart.
  • AtomikaAtomika not a robot. does not eat bugs!Registered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Atomika wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    it feels like when i click on some nerdy pop-culture review i'm greeted by narration with a lisp.

    also i seem to meet a lot of nerdy dudes with lisps.

    so what is the deal with nerds and lisps? is it really more common among nerds or is it just that i notice it because it validates my expectations?

    Maybe having a speech impediment limits your social options from a young age, forcing you in a small range of roles.

    my brothers both have speech impediments from an early age (probably caused by ear infections) that makes their "r's" into "w's". i don't notice it because i came up with them, but apparently it's super-noticeable.

    for whatever reason, though, the r->w doesn't seem as associated with nerddom as the s-> th.

    Agreed. My cousin has always had a pronounce r-w impediment, and he's a CPA with a masters degree and was a quarterback in college.

  • ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    ronya wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    kedinik wrote: »

    it is strange to me that all these metaphors are required to illustrate the concept that white guys don't have to deal with a lot of things that non-white non-guys have to deal with.

    people are bad at assessing relative degrees of suffering and privilege

    this is true even if it's something not as complex or sophisticated as racial privileges

    people have difficulty assessing whether they have, say, made a net contribution or net benefit from social insurance

    well sure

    but i mean dressing up the assertion that "you are privileged" into a gaming (or whatever other) sort of metaphor doesn't strengthen the assertion.

    that is, metaphor is generally used to illustrate a difficult concept. i find it hard to believe that the assertion of privilege is being rejected by people because they just don't understand it.

    not really. it is also why a foot race metaphor is the common one predating this scalzi one about the internets. In these contexts, people are habituated into thinking in terms of degrees and magnitudes, rather than binary "I suffered for this once, so it can't be privilege/I deserve the benefits/etc."

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