Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

Neo-[Tech Thread] for the cyberpunk present where Net Neutrality has been murdered

195969798100

Posts

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Phones are already too big, I need to them to be scaled down so I can actually hold them

    Smaller and not the thickness of a piece of paper

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, don't @ me
  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    Good to hear about the wireless charging. I might buy an Apple case and see how it goes

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2018
    I use one of those popsocket things to help with holding my phone

    Goose! on
    Nintendo Switch FC: SW-5618-5257-5789 | Amazon Smile List
    Maddoc
  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    uh excuse me those are called poopsnooglers

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

    SirToastyDisruptedCapitalist
  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    uh excuse me those are called poopsnooglers

    Nintendo Switch FC: SW-5618-5257-5789 | Amazon Smile List
    BahamutZERO
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    What is this, a phone for ANTS?!

    BahamutZERO.gif
  • HoA-playerHoA-player Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Phones are already too big, I need to them to be scaled down so I can actually hold them

    Smaller and not the thickness of a piece of paper

    A few weeks ago when I decided to replace my HTC One (m10), instead of getting an even bigger phone, I switched to the Sony Xperia XCZ2 Compact.

    So far I'm pretty happy with it. It fits my small hands way better and is easier to fit into pockets.

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Yeah, I think Sony are the only brand selling phones with top-end internals in a mid-size form factor. Plenty of companies do smaller phones, but they've always got mid-tier hardware in them and that's no good if you're like me and want to keep a phone for as long as is humanly possible, and use it extensively.

    bowenSleep
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I just want smartphones to be the size of an iPhone 5, that felt like the perfect size.

    I don't need a sheet of paper.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, don't @ me
  • KetBraKetBra FISTS OF JUSTICE! Registered User regular


    Where's the escape hatch for this nightmare

    ohKiGmg.png
    Steam Bnet:KetBra#1692 Yo Satan
    BahamutZEROKnight_ToxfurlionMayabirdDisruptedCapitalistMidniteKwoaru
  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    KetBra wrote: »


    Where's the escape hatch for this nightmare

    Oh dam dominoes makin that play for dystopian mega corp status... bold strategy pizza guy.

    thatassemblyguy
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    remember when snowcrash was satirically dystopian instead of just the news

    KetBraBahamutZEROSleepShortyCentipede DamascusDouglasDangerbowenPeenKnight_Oghulkchrishallett83DoobhmightyjongyoJedocKetarschussAnon the Felonwebguy20ToxfurlionMacro9Casually HardcoreMidnitethatassemblyguy
  • KetBraKetBra FISTS OF JUSTICE! Registered User regular
    The worst part is people cheerleading that in the replies

    ohKiGmg.png
    Steam Bnet:KetBra#1692 Yo Satan
    SleepDisruptedCapitalist
  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    I'm not sure I understand

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    I'm not sure what's bad about fixing potholes

    Xeddicus
  • KetBraKetBra FISTS OF JUSTICE! Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Fixing potholes is a great thing for the government to do

    If the government cannot do it and instead your local (multinational) pizza parlor has to what the fuck are we doing as a society

    KetBra on
    ohKiGmg.png
    Steam Bnet:KetBra#1692 Yo Satan
    SleeptynicDouglasDangerbowenMaddocKnight_chrishallett83DoobhJedocKetarschusspimentofurlionCasually HardcoreMidnitethatassemblyguy
  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    I'm not sure I understand

    Our governmental systems are breaking down so bad that dominoes pizza has to fix our fuckin roads instead of the government we pay our taxes to for that reason.

  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    there are worse ways to spend ad money

    SleepbowenOghulk
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Corporations taking over more and more of the functions of government is a common cyberpunk dystopia trope.

    BahamutZERO.gif
    SleeptynicDouglasDangerchrishallett83Anon the FelonMacro9MayabirdDisruptedCapitalistMidnitethatassemblyguy
  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Yeah it's shitty that it's such a widespread problem but I ain't gonna blame Dominoes for throwing a few bucks at it for the sake of PR.

    I will, however, go to their nomination thing and send in my neighborhood in NYC because it amuses me to imagine someone at Dominoes trying to figure out how much that would cost them.

    Steam | SW-0844-0908-6004 and my Switch code
    Sleep
  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    you have sprawl to blame for poor road conditions

    it's a very well-kept secret, but very few cities can actually afford to maintain all their roads in addition to the rest of their infrastructure

    and I don't mean, "right now"

    I mean that most cities couldn't afford to maintain their roads if they doubled their income

    most would have to at least triple it

    we just expanded too quickly and too sparsely

    Shorty on
    Tube wrote: »
    I was legit hoping that Shorty was somehow mistaken and the world wasn't that fucked
    SleepOghulkMidnite
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I would probably deface their fuckin' logo they left on the pothole though
    if they want to be charitable they could donate funds for road improvements to the cities or do the fills without turning the road into a billboard ad

    BahamutZERO.gif
  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    I would probably deface their fuckin' logo they left on the pothole though
    if they want to be charitable they could donate funds for road improvements to the cities or do the fills without turning the road into a billboard ad

    But that's what really sells it as some cyberpunk dystopia shit. Just random dominoes ads all over the ground

    ShortytynicKetBrachrishallett83BahamutZEROwebguy20
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    you have sprawl to blame for poor road conditions

    it's a very well-kept secret, but very few cities can actually afford to maintain all their roads in addition to the rest of their infrastructure

    and I don't mean, "right now"

    I mean that most cities couldn't afford to maintain their roads if they doubled their income

    most would have to at least triple it

    we just expanded too quickly and too sparsely

    It's okay to have dirt roads.

    My hometown has some back roads that they started paving a few years back and there's like.. 3 houses stretched over 10 miles on it. It had been a well maintained dirt road up until that point. Not sure why that changed, I guess people wanted to go faster than 30 mph or something? I dunno. But I'm sure that drastically increased the maintenance of that road too.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, don't @ me
    SleepDisruptedCapitalist
  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    you have sprawl to blame for poor road conditions

    it's a very well-kept secret, but very few cities can actually afford to maintain all their roads in addition to the rest of their infrastructure

    and I don't mean, "right now"

    I mean that most cities couldn't afford to maintain their roads if they doubled their income

    most would have to at least triple it

    we just expanded too quickly and too sparsely

    It's okay to have dirt roads.

    My hometown has some back roads that they started paving a few years back and there's like.. 3 houses stretched over 10 miles on it. It had been a well maintained dirt road up until that point. Not sure why that changed, I guess people wanted to go faster than 30 mph or something? I dunno. But I'm sure that drastically increased the maintenance of that road too.

    well small towns and rural areas can usually manage just fine, because their cores tend to be dense enough that they can collect the taxes they need to keep their busiest roads maintained, since there just aren't very many and they're not so busy that they need to be resurfaced every five years

    it's medium- and large-sized cities and suburbs that are in trouble

    Tube wrote: »
    I was legit hoping that Shorty was somehow mistaken and the world wasn't that fucked
  • ZxerolZxerol HOW MANY POUNDS IS CAT POOP Registered User regular
    tumblr_l9s0oylfm21qz4w1go1_400.png

    JayKaosBroloKetBraShortyOghulkbowenBahamutZEROJedocCentipede DamascusKnight_ToxMrMonroeSporkAndrewMacro9DisruptedCapitalistMidnitethatassemblyguy
  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    Weird choice for Dominoes. Filling holes seems like a much more logical venture for Pornhub.

    DisruptedCapitalist
  • KetBraKetBra FISTS OF JUSTICE! Registered User regular
    Filling potholes isn't terribly sexy, though

    ohKiGmg.png
    Steam Bnet:KetBra#1692 Yo Satan
    chrishallett83
  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    you have sprawl to blame for poor road conditions

    it's a very well-kept secret, but very few cities can actually afford to maintain all their roads in addition to the rest of their infrastructure

    and I don't mean, "right now"

    I mean that most cities couldn't afford to maintain their roads if they doubled their income

    most would have to at least triple it

    we just expanded too quickly and too sparsely

    It's okay to have dirt roads.

    My hometown has some back roads that they started paving a few years back and there's like.. 3 houses stretched over 10 miles on it. It had been a well maintained dirt road up until that point. Not sure why that changed, I guess people wanted to go faster than 30 mph or something? I dunno. But I'm sure that drastically increased the maintenance of that road too.

    Not necessarily - maintaining dirt roads is a very intensive process. They need grading and rolling very regularly, and building back up again after every few gradings. Laying asphalt (if done well) weans that road maintenance becomes far less frequent, and is typically just filling cracks after winter for the first few years, then potholes after that.

    KetBraBahamutZEROtynicDouglasDangerCentipede DamascusMidniteGustav
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    you have sprawl to blame for poor road conditions

    it's a very well-kept secret, but very few cities can actually afford to maintain all their roads in addition to the rest of their infrastructure

    and I don't mean, "right now"

    I mean that most cities couldn't afford to maintain their roads if they doubled their income

    most would have to at least triple it

    we just expanded too quickly and too sparsely

    It's okay to have dirt roads.

    My hometown has some back roads that they started paving a few years back and there's like.. 3 houses stretched over 10 miles on it. It had been a well maintained dirt road up until that point. Not sure why that changed, I guess people wanted to go faster than 30 mph or something? I dunno. But I'm sure that drastically increased the maintenance of that road too.

    Not necessarily - maintaining dirt roads is a very intensive process. They need grading and rolling very regularly, and building back up again after every few gradings. Laying asphalt (if done well) weans that road maintenance becomes far less frequent, and is typically just filling cracks after winter for the first few years, then potholes after that.

    The winters are extremely rough on our roads. It's not unusual for the high traffic roads to get repaved every 2-3 years up here because of it.

    The paved roads that were once gravel/dirt just have giant tears and potholes in them now that the residents just fill with rocks because the county won't do it.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, don't @ me
    schussDisruptedCapitalist
  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    roads were a mistake

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

    tynicSleepDisruptedCapitalistMidnite
  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    we just have to go somewhere where we don't need roads

    Miss me? Find me on:

    Twitch (I stream most days of the week)
    Twitter (mean leftist discourse)
    bowentynicpimentoDisruptedCapitalistAl_watMidnite
  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Doobh wrote: »
    we just have to go somewhere where we don't need roads

    So, the ocean? Haven't you heard of the Terror From The Deep?!?

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    guns are cheaper than roads

    Miss me? Find me on:

    Twitch (I stream most days of the week)
    Twitter (mean leftist discourse)
  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    roads were a mistake

    God damn Romans

    (Switch Friend Code) SW-4910-9735-6014(PSN) timspork (Steam) timspork


  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Doobh wrote: »
    guns are cheaper than roads

    if we shoot the concept of the distance between two points we don't need to travel!

    BahamutZERO.gif
  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Doobh wrote: »
    guns are cheaper than roads

    if we shoot the concept of the distance between two points we don't need to travel!

    The shortest distance between your hands and the ground better be your entire body, pardner.

    GDdCWMm.jpg
    JayKaosKnight_
  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Gonna be trying replacing ICs on my black screen c64 whenever the replacements show up.

    Time to learn to use a desoldering pump! The old PLA isn't socketed so I gotta remove it from the board and add a socket to put the new one in.

    Also the new 6510 is going to take forever to show up because it's shipping from china.

    pimentojgeischrishallett83thatassemblyguy
  • pimentopimento they/pim Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Doobh wrote: »
    guns are cheaper than roads

    if we shoot the concept of the distance between two points we don't need to travel!

    The shortest distance between your hands and the ground better be your entire body, pardner.

    It took me far too long to actually understand what you were getting at here.

    furlionJayKaoschrishallett83
  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Well, Dominos used to be worse - at least they're spending money on something useful instead of the owner's insane far-right cultish Catholic town in Florida.
    Because of course it's in Florida.

This discussion has been closed.