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Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Nov 01 21:12:49
I refuse to accept the end of Halloween!!!! >:|

Sleepy hamster:
http://imgur.com/gallery/ya9BlQ6
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Nov 01 22:12:46
Saweetie interviewed on Eric Andre but Eric wants to call her "Sah-wee" and the Korean band chants Eric's name and Saweetie can't prove she's not on psychedelics and Eric's desk malfunctions and the Korean bassist fixes his instrument and Eric's still got it and his desk is a low-rider and Hannibal quits but Eric clones him using Hannibal's nose hair and creates "Blannibal" but Saweetie doesn't register what he just said.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD7xds68bfQ
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Nov 01 23:38:37
i bet he has really disturbing sexual fetishes


great trash panda last thread :p (not really helping his people remove that name though)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 02 00:01:40
turn goes pretty wrong
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=u9HE7_1604188240
can just scrub thru video to get the idea
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 02 04:58:18
He may not have employment for much longer ;)

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I've heard Eric Andre talk about how difficult it is for him to be that activated in normal life. There was an interview where he mentions people walking up to him and expecting him to be wild, but he just doesn't have the energy all the time.. so maybe he's a pretty normal person IRL ;D

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Pretty impressive dedication to Halloween decorations:
http://imgur.com/gallery/7vtcC8c
#LifeGoals
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 02 18:16:20
This was kind of a satire look at pickup artists using feminist discourse to their advantage. Kind of a call-back to Matt McGorry:

"Male Feminist Pickup Artist"
[Ryan Long; November 2nd, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPtYd7TzKDQ
He can usually get more participatory responses out of people, so it was a little disappointing that everyone was repulsed ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 02 20:41:28
"Darth Bully Maguire"
[Matan Animation Studios; October 27th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BYmm38YEG4
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 02 21:03:09
"There’s something wrong with Hallmark’s youtube channel"
[Jenny Nicholson; October 30th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHbtaWr6lj8
It's 18 minutes, but another way to look at it is that it's a very short version of "Mean Girls" ;D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 02 22:26:10
i actually already had watched that :p she's becoming quite the famous youtuber

(she's has done a lot of star wars stuff which i posted one or two of)
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 02 22:34:48
I *thought* she was familiar! She randomly popped up in my top suggestions, which usually only happens if there's been previous click-through. She has pretty hilarious commentary.

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Nuzzling kitty:
http://imgur.com/gallery/7CUNaVo
..I wish I could do this with cats, but as much as I love cats, if they touch my face my throat locks up and I die for several hours ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 02 22:41:46
From months ago, but the Irish president's dog demands belly rubs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XQvqHv2k0Q
..YouTube needs to stop popping up stupid ads right on top of the videos, though..
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 02 23:11:51
some updates on that Jenny/Hallmark video

the Hallmark women apparently made aware of all the new buzz:

"
Up with COVID insomnia, and this is the greatest thing I have ever seen in my life.

(Just to clarify, Nicole asked me to take over Party 101 because she was sick of doing it.
[laugh emoji]
More fun if people think I stole it from her though, let’s be real.)
"
~ Thea Neal (the usurper)

also a quote from original host
http://twi...us/1322679046895927296/photo/1

and there's another quote from Lauren in her feed too


i 'followed' Jenny before she was big! ...which i felt kinda creepy about as she only had a couple hundred or couple thousand followers, can't recall
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 02 23:39:43
more halloween scares
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6reN9XIbQ4
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 02 23:55:46
we've entered the half of the year where my car's clock is correct
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Nov 03 00:27:49
Those Hallmark peeps better make this happen while the iron is hot :D

"i 'followed' Jenny before she was big!"
On the ground floor of a good find! :D
I'm sure it's been fun seeing the evolution of weird ;D

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"we've entered the half of the year where my car's clock is correct"

lol!!!
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Nov 03 01:42:53
Puppies carted in for vaccines:
http://imgur.com/gallery/RVQBQPa
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 03 17:33:51
voter cat
http://twitter.com/artsetsufree/status/1323737520706711552
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 03 17:35:53
and another
http://twi...res/status/1323712382569504771
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Nov 03 20:01:25
kitties getting political! ;D

Like these kittens, who were symbolically storming the Bastille:
(kittens climb leggings)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKa0TvbAmdU
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 04 22:30:35
US map w/ a lot of red
http://twitter.com/IlliniBizDean/status/1324175880151801858
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 05 00:48:44
lol :D
Aww... why is it illegal in so many places? :(
Is it because they're really good at supporting themselves on their tails while they kick you in the face? Is that all it is? :( :'( :(

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New Paul McCartney album:
http://i.imgur.com/P1USsDR.jpg
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 05 07:01:09
This is like one of those videos they show you to simulate dementia:
http://imgur.com/gallery/p6JhEb6
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 05 13:07:19
my questions: what is she stepping on... is this porn... why is that crab not walking sideways
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 05 19:28:41
I have no answers, only fear. ;D

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This kid lighting a fire above a fume-saturated sewer cover looks like he stepped on a squirrel launcher:
http://i.imgur.com/SKVxZlE.mp4
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 05 20:01:35
"BREAKING: Wait—Sorry, False Alarm"
"‘As You Were’"
[Onion, News in Brief; September 24th, 2018]
http://www...t-sorry-false-alarm-1829270667
"WASHINGTON—In a shocking development revealed just moments ago, sources confirmed that—oh, wait, sorry, false alarm. Multiple reports confirmed that, despite late-breaking suggestions to the contrary, you can actually forget about this news item and return to whatever you were doing before seeing this. In fact, sources have now informed reporters that we kind of jumped the gun on publishing this article at all, let alone labeling it “breaking” news. Frankly, sources concluded, this was our bad for getting you all worked up over nothing. Although, hold on one second, because several reports are now suggesting that it might still be worth keeping an eye on this story to see if—no, hold on, on second thought, just forget we said anything."
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 05 23:06:51
A few neat things in today's Daily Dose. For one thing, they show that derailed train from better angles than I'd seen elsewhere:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_PmRz_Z9KM
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 07 18:30:33
that crab is disturbing... also I recommend never reading the 2nd Dexter book (not joking)

good guy in black defeats bad guy in white
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kl8qM_1604711152
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Nov 07 20:00:32
When he gets out of jail he'll have a crew that'll watch his back next time ;)

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"also I recommend never reading the 2nd Dexter book (not joking)"

I didn't realize there were so many!
1) Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004)
2) Dearly Devoted Dexter (2005)
3) Dexter in the Dark (2007)
4) Dexter by Design (2009)
5) Dexter Is Delicious (2010)
6) Double Dexter (2011)
7) Dexter's Final Cut (2013)
8) Dexter Is Dead (2015)

Did you read past the 2nd?

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Kitty cat has human trained well:
http://imgur.com/gallery/sDxC88Y

My former roommate's cat would do that sometimes :D
Just meow and lead me places. Usually he wanted to go outside or was complaining about the litter because he wanted to use it and it wasn't clean enough. Totally spoiled that cat. Cleaned the litter multiple times per day. Wet food. Cleaned his fountain and put a new filter in every week. I doubt that he got that much care after I moved out ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Nov 07 22:24:28
This is from National Geographic in 2017, but max adorbs:
(sand kittens)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGdL-34L-GE
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 07 22:36:39
"Did you read past the 2nd? "

nope... hopefully #2 is the most disturbing but I'm not gonna investigate :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Nov 08 18:52:31
some guy appropriating selfish kid culture
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=CaxYd_1604820065

you'd think he'd be fatter
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 09 00:59:40
That reminds me of people finding candy in someone else's desk ;D

"Mmm, just one. Hmm... but I may as well have another for later.... then again... a couple more for later.... then again... why not stock up for the next few days?" ;D

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I took some time to learn how to do 3D text coloring/lighting and tracking in After Effects! This was the result:
(Weird Al, "My work here is done")
http://i.imgur.com/9DlLJOI.mp4
It's possible to do depth mapping such that the text resizes correctly with the camera panning in, but I was having trouble with the render skipping frames (too much GPU stress?) so I didn't get to implement that. I think that was just poor workflow on my part... I added processor intensive stuff too early and should have done the resizing and tracking first.
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 09 01:07:51
Oh my gods! Things have gotten out of control with the Raccoon Whisperer:
"Sunday Mobbed Again"
[November 8th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlmcpdIABJs
Look how round they've all gotten. Lol :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 09 02:15:50
he may need an intervention


the Weird Al text looks very nice, more complex than anything i ever tried
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 10 01:19:10
inviso fish
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a9yci_1604852530
...or hoax... not sure why it wouldn't flee
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Nov 10 07:46:59
I'm leaning towards hoax only because the video quality is so low ;D


"Bully Maguire in the Elevator scene"
[Matan Animation Studios; November 8th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHI_vCxFOU
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 11 02:18:03
semi-exciting gang member takedown video

setup: first 3 people are bad guys, then woman & blue are cops

http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=C0dy0_1604902708

not to be sexist, but that woman doesn't seem to be pulling her weight :p

too bad those late arriving moose(s) (1:40) weren't in on the combat action (at least visibly)
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Nov 11 04:12:14
..yeah.. she was basically useless.. fumbling with the radio for most of the time. It was good that she called it in, but yeah... probably she shouldn't be in the field.

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Another map that puts election maps into perspective:
http://imgur.com/gallery/64Xyjs9
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 11 12:56:24
& another map
http://www...avorite-thanksgiving-sides.png

allegedly assembled from google trends data like searches for 'how to make' (so probably not terribly accurate but who cares :p)

my observations:
- Maine is the biggest loser
- i don't think i've ever had Mac & Cheese on Thanksgiving
- i was a bit confused by 'dressing' but apparently that's stuffing that they get offended if you call stuffing
McKobb
Member
Wed Nov 11 13:58:39
i think stuffing is cooked in the bird where as dressind is cooked in a pan
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 11 14:10:54
that seems to be the technical difference... although it's still 'stuffing' up here either way in yankee land (as far as i know)

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there's a bunch of 30-min zoom calls with celebrities on eBay for charity (Homes For Our Troops)

i wonder if there's a rule against goin' Toobin
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 11 14:15:42
searching "½ Hour Zoom Call" on eBay seems to locate 'em easy
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 11 14:22:44
& apparently no Toobin... unless they're into it

in small print: "Respect for talent and their staff will be expected at all times. Inappropriate behavior or solicitation for personal gain by the winner could result in the immediate conclusion of the experience with no refund. The talent has the right to end the experience at any time, for any reason, with no refund."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 11 16:19:57
speaking of Toobin

"I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a Staff Writer. I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work."
~ Jeff Toobin
http://twitter.com/JeffreyToobin/status/1326644658991140866

if you 'like' the tweet are you supporting him or his firing?

it's like those 'my [mother/dog/whatever] died today' tweets
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 12 00:09:59
Family Guy once made fun of that :D
(warning: bad audio and a person filmed a TV to get the clip)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZv47C1Hjio

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"Respect for talent and their staff will be expected at all times. Inappropriate behavior or solicitation for personal gain by the winner could result in the immediate conclusion of the experience with no refund. The talent has the right to end the experience at any time, for any reason, with no refund."

Ugh. What's the point of a "½ Hour Zoom Call with Paul Rudd & Jake Tapper" if you can't even get through the first 30 seconds of full-volume swearing? I guess you'd have to start it out slowly with some disingenuous love of Ant-Man and... whatever Jake Tapper does on the news (celebrity gossip? Human interest stories? ;) ).. and *finish* with the swearing?
This'll result in good memes if the right people win. I hope 4chan's autistic weirdos have money right now :D

Henry Winkler!

Bob Saget only has $172 right now. Maybe it's because he's one of the few people who would let someone full-volume scream for the full half hour? :D
And Taffy Brodesser-Akner has $500??? She's no one. There's no justice in this world if Bob Saget doesn't beat her. This *is* a competition, right? To decide who's the best celeb? ;D

Oh wait.. I just realized that some celebrities have multiple listings for higher demands. So Bob Saget really has something like $1200 across 5 listings.

Seems like Jason Sudeikis would just insult you for 30 minutes. That could be nice. Or getting drunk and complaining about shoes with Chelsea Handler. Tough decisions. If Robert Pattinson were on there he'd already have over $1million.
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 12 00:10:12
Don't follow trucks too closely?
http://imgur.com/gallery/VxNUGAt
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 12 01:13:27
i guess Bob Saget is desperate for stuff to do

Masked Singer -spoiler-... he was on that too
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 12 02:56:52
Twitter locked my account & is trying to extort a phone # from me... i'm trying their email support options

bastards!
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 12 22:23:56
haven't had a VR headset mishap in awhile:
[just ~3 secs, repeated over & over, never more to it]
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kM0vJ_1605159730
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Nov 13 04:16:17
lol...
I think newer VR has added an augmented reality (AR) thing that warns you if you go outside of pre-set bounds, so these accidents should become less common :(

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Cat President artwork:
http://imgur.com/gallery/cP0SVjD
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Nov 13 05:50:52
Pretty neat light-bending sheets that could end up with interesting applications:
[Hyperstealth Corp; October 5th, 2019]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFp1KY5KqcI
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Nov 13 14:38:31
^like protecting porch pirates from cameras

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A Japanese town has deployed robot wolves in an effort to scare away bears that have become an increasingly dangerous nuisance in the countryside.

http://www...pan_n_5fae73c2c5b6370e7e322fbf
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Nov 13 22:48:08
every game should provide the simple ratio in their graphic settings screen resolution selections

why do they not do this... common sense, people
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 14 12:26:09
crazy person
http://twitter.com/therealalisonw/status/1327479092531355648
(crazy person seems to be @jonothonlyons)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 14 13:24:51
the Ents are going to war

http://twitter.com/rooneymobile/status/1327581502763380736
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 16 00:35:58
Scientists in Washington state recently found the first nest of murder hornets in the U.S. It had 200 queens inside that could've left to start new colonies — but entomologists stopped them just in the nick of time.

http://twitter.com/NPR/status/1328123669202300928

so one nest can spawn 200 more? that seems like it'll be a problem...
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 16 03:16:37
Yeah.. should we invest in flame-throwers? D:

cougar thunder-purring:
http://imgur.com/gallery/nWmV9EU
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 16 03:23:10
Someone made a 3D "Among Us" using Unreal Engine:
[Fat Dino; November 6th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SgDWuwTCrU
He shows his workflow, but you can skip to the last four minutes to see the results
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 16 15:27:50
pretty impressive work


i almost sorted through a stack of piling-up mail this weekend... got distracted though... maybe someday...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 16 15:48:42
for anyone monitoring those ebay zoom calls to see who wins & who is garbage, searching just 'zoom call' may be better than including the ½ hour part (some are not ½ hour, the others seem less... 20 min or 15 min)

although you then get some unrelated results like this guy apparently trying to cash in :p

"Zoom Call With This Dude!!! Don’t Be A Doosh!!!"
(a 3 hr zoom call w/ some guy)
http://www...-Don-t-Be-A-Doosh/193749376286

Dave Matthews appears to still be leading ($7,800)

& Sarah Cooper surprisingly maintaining her 2nd place spot ($4,100) (afaik she rose to fame w/ her Trump lip sync's)

Laura Bryna still at very low bid ($52 w/ a day left)... don't know who she is but hopefully that gets up to something less embarrassing :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 16 22:28:30
lol.. $52.. that's about the cost of going out for dinner at an okay restaurant :D

Bob Saget seems only to have two listings now (610 + 570). Maybe other celebs complained about him spreading out his numbers ;p

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"No Amount Of Training Could Have Prepared Cat For First Experience Seeing Mouse In Real Life"
[Onion, News in Brief; November 16th, 2020]
http://loc...pared-cat-for-first-1845689325
"Muffins added that since he was now a killer, he didn’t know if he’d be able to return to living in a pretend fantasy world."
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Nov 17 01:27:37
An especially good Daily Dose from yesterday (the 16th):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpWqMd0pfbY
Highlights for me:
- bird making a water-splosion for a bath
- Dog asking about its reflection
- puppy falling off a stair
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 17 01:58:47
i also liked the whale & the cat's big mouth grab at very end (& frustrated dog's murderous yell at other dog @2:59)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 17 02:04:58
a new Lets Game It Out

(i don't believe it's as good as others ones, but harder to judge as i've played this game a lot & spent a lot of time cringing at his bad choices :p)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g93tfwqxgiI

a good game imo, still 'early access' though
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Nov 18 05:45:35
lulz. Some good jokes thrown in, particularly with the cows :D

It seems like an interesting enough game, though he does make it look like they need to improve the human interactions. Is it mostly just villages, or do you get to build more advanced stuff?

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Square-pupiled BEASTS given hugs on demand:
http://imgur.com/gallery/yIeaELu
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Nov 18 05:48:59
peeps commit to a Link (of Zelda) gag:
http://imgur.com/gallery/HcfXbm1
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Nov 18 08:19:27
"Mom Completely Understands That Coming To Thanksgiving Is Risky And That You Don’t Love Her Anymore"
[Onion, News in Brief; November 17th, 2020]
http://loc...ing-to-thanksgiving-1845692901
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 18 12:32:34
'Medieval Dynasty' is a village builder/survival game... start from scratch build up homes & work buildings, you unlock more options as you go, plus farming & livestock... you recruit villagers to do much of the work for you (w/ quests usually just fetch style... the only intended (ie. non-cow) combat is with normal (non-fantasy) wildlife/hunting)

the children grow up slowly so not much point to them :p... i finished almost all content before any kids were old enough to do anything... just dead weight (like real life)

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if anyone likes survival/building games but want more combat-oriented:
- 'Night of the Dead' is another good 'early access' one (zombie world) ... a 1st person survival, where you scavenge resources & build your own base (no villagers to boss around though) + each night a wave of zombies comes for you, you can build numerous traps to help deal w/ them so kinda like tower defense too (there's also zombies around during day, just not actively seeking you until spotting you anyway)

tip: probably should build your nightly kill trap area separate from your crafting/living base... zombies seem to come for you specifically so they never just wreck the base if you don't protect it (though that may change, or may have already changed)... there's a reason to keep the areas separate that you'll figure out after several nights :p (although ways to deal w/ it if you don't want to keep separate)


i encourage waiting for sales on all games :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 19 05:40:54
Night of the Dead seems neat! Scrubbing through this gameplay video makes it look good too:
(intentionally leaving the "s" so the other link works)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPfNn_eTTXk
*added to wish list* :p

I really need to start working through my Steam library :D

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Black cat adopts mechanic:
http://imgur.com/gallery/PoVg4In
McKobb
Member
Thu Nov 19 06:09:43
lub gat
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Nov 20 05:48:18
Lenovo is running a site-wide sale for Black Friday, including a discount on their ThinkStations (Code: "THINKBFSALE"), BUT! the funny thing is that they may have overlooked just how big the discount can become on their more expensive products:

ThinkStation P920 maxed out with..
- (2x) Intel Xeon Gold 6246 (3.30GHz, 12 cores, 24.75MB Cache)
- (16x) 64GB DDR4 2933MHz ECC RDIMM
- (2x) NVIDIA Quadro GV100 32GB (4xDP) NVLink High Profile
Normally: $73,769.00
Discount: $34,671.43
After discount: $39,097.57

Imagine a nearly 35 thousand dollar discount :D

But don't be too quick to buy that! The P920 is old news; it doesn't incorporate the new Ampère tech! ;D

NVIDIA has decided to push more into the WorkStation market with their "DGX Station A100", which uses four of their new Ampère-branded chips. Product video:
[NVIDIA; November 16th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKtN04z7Q5Q
Their previous WorkStation launched at $200,000, so people suspect that this'll run a similar cost when it's released (possibly in December?).
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Nov 20 05:52:53
Incredibly important video!:
(cat rave)
http://imgur.com/gallery/HwhiNOj
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Nov 20 16:23:47
is the $73,000 computer sentient?
w/ that price & 'ThinkStation' name, i'd demand it

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"Using A Black Tire Jack As A Safety Triangle"
(see blurry black object in road after truck passes)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kS8cy_1605770983

things go a lot more wrong than you'd expect, twice even
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Nov 21 00:11:30
D:
Now that we're years into LL videos.. I'm starting to realize that those incredible/impossible car chases from movies may actually be realistic.

Peeps linked to the Chinese article explaining how it happened:
(will need to be run through a translator, but it has images)
http://new...1-19/doc-iiznctke2280249.shtml
Apparently it was due to a failed expansion joint sticking out of the road. The article claims that none of the injuries were life-threatening, but it also shows a picture of the car that fell off the bridge, and there's a body next to the car with a shirt over its face... so... that doesn't seem *not* serious... seems.. kind of like that person died.

But.. on the Reddit page, someone posted another Chinese article that makes the claim that that person was a Ms. Chen who was simply covering her face from the sun while waiting for the ambulance ( http://www.reddit.com/r/ActualPublicFreakouts/comments/jxecrq/moron_in_china_leaves_his_car_jack_on_the_road/ ). I'm not sure how much I believe that, given that this was in China. Redditors speculate that Chinese media covers up road fatalities to make their country appear safer — seems consistent :D

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"is the $73,000 computer sentient?"

Not quite! :(
The NVIDIA DGX Station tries to be, though! They keep pushing its machine-learning capabilities; it's marketed towards companies working on their auto-driving vehicles or whatever.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 21 17:31:45
"was simply covering her face from the sun while waiting for the ambulance"

that does seem suspect... her pose not too natural-looking
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Nov 21 19:09:35
Yeah. Goodnight, Ms. Chen, wherever you are ;D
And I have to guess that she was replaced by a lookalike who now lives with that family. China probably goes all the way when they patch up their statistics.

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This Russian ran the wrong way, but he didn't get smashed by this concrete slab.. so.. still a win ;p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkh0Ww-9xZk
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 21 23:45:17
it solved his annoying icy windshield problem

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seems there was a 30-min partial Purge earlier this month
http://twitter.com/blowdart/status/1330383827362078722
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Nov 22 02:34:03
I can't believe I missed it :(
Is this a FOMO? I've heard about it in relation to Fyre Fest and Gen Z psychology. I never thought I'd experience it until knowing that there was a Purge that I missed :'(


In skateboarding terminology, I think this is a 360 flip (no comply?) to double heely (shades down):
http://imgur.com/gallery/GN2H7HR
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Nov 22 12:53:43
footage of a variety of animals crossing Utah's first wildlife overpass
http://twitter.com/KUTV2News/status/1330134114817675267
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Nov 22 19:14:22
At around 1:40 it looks like one of the animals that was crossing snagged another animal that was crossing ;)

more rave kitties:
http://imgur.com/gallery/s3IEaxS
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Nov 22 19:18:20
Goose as a truck's pilot fish:
http://imgur.com/gallery/CddEa5y
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 23 13:38:27
maybe there are goose eggs in the vehicle


i went to Amazon to look at sweatshirts, and told it to sort price 'low to high' as i'm a cheap bastard, and there's tons for 1 penny... but $20 shipping

scamming the cheap bastard shopper system! (probably is occurring in more than just sweatshirts... & probably is not new... i don't shop often :p)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 23 22:28:17
good pic even though caption not true
http://twitter.com/landpsychology/status/1331037837429497856

apparently it's a dog: a female Pomeranian-mix named Bounce
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Nov 23 23:36:45
lulz. That pops up on Imgur sometimes, and people get *really* defensive about how it's a dog not a bear :D .. I always thought it was a joke caption, though.. like, a dog walking around is obviously different from a bear, so the person who put that caption knew that a bear didn't actually end up in doggie day care :D

..
"(probably is occurring in more than just sweatshirts... & probably is not new... i don't shop often :p)"

Yeah! It's a long-standing issue.. I don't know why they still haven't fixed it. They should organize by the cost+shipping not just cost with hidden shipping. :/

..
Daily Dose has been on a roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipaCcwCDo9Q
He's also trying to be more of a content creator instead of just an aggregator. Seems like he's ended a few of his videos with original content, and this one mentions that he has a separate gaming channel now.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 24 13:21:29
i checked out the Daily Dose of Gaming (hoping maybe he'd just do lots of quick game reviews) but he was just answering questions about himself while playing minecraft in background
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 24 17:34:56
alien monolith discovered

http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1331329598915825666
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Nov 25 06:21:08
Quietly placing cryptic art installations is its own genre ;D


Onion holiday headlines have been good for Turkey Holocaust:

"Report: At Least Flight Home To Be Little Less Crowded
[Onion, News in Photos; November 24th, 2020]
http://loc...little-less-crowded-1845745966
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Nov 25 06:23:57
"CDC Shuts Down Thanksgiving Travel By Carrying Out Simultaneous Attacks On All Of Nation’s Airports, Train Stations"
[Onion, News in Brief; November 24th, 2020]
http://www...y-carrying-out-simu-1845719500
"ATLANTA—Stressing that staying home this year had become far and away the safest option available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shut down Thanksgiving travel this week by carrying out major terrorist attacks on all of the nation’s airports and trains stations. “We understand the temptation to travel to see loved ones this holiday season, but it’s important to understand that the dirty bombs and chemical weapons detonated at every major airport from LAX to JFK make travel inadvisable for the foreseeable future,” said Director Robert R. Redfield, adding that the CDC agents had guaranteed the halt of any the coronavirus spread with the additional dynamiting of 50,000 miles of highways, carpet-bombing of all significant rail lines, and placing heads on pikes outside most bus depots as a warning to would-be travelers. “Your safety is our foremost concern, which is why we also recommend that Americans avoid traveling on public transportation, as each and every bus and train has been rigged to explode with C-4 if anyone steps on-board. Anyway, it’s just common sense to take care of yourself and wait to see relatives until late 2021 when the sarin gas clears from your hometown.” At press time, an AP journalist following up on whether healthy, young Americans were advised to travel home had immediately been taken out by a five-kiloton bomb dropped from a CDC drone."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 25 22:50:53
i wonder if this stuff all started as a joke:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9NP4g_1606270879
& if they are cheating... (ball armor)
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 26 01:56:05
Maybe eunuchs? ;)

..
Squishy mud:
http://imgur.com/gallery/AtuOuU4
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 26 06:47:28
Steam Autumn Sale is on!!

Tom Clancy's "The Division" is 67% off (now $9.89). That one is topical just because it's about operatives working in a post-pandemic world. Not sure I like the look of the fighting mechanics.

Some of the gameplay (around the 10 minute mark of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIhLwaAhc5s ) reminds me of this SNL sketch where someone's playing a VR game and wants to get to the action but it's just drama :D
http://www...e/video/new-video-game/3935464

• Night of the Dead went to $19.99 (-20% from $24.99)
• Death Stranding -50% (now $29.99).. if you like wasting 10 years of your life for one game ;)
• Metro Exodus -60% (now $15.99) .. I've heard good things, and it was recommended.. can't tell though. *Looks* nice :)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 26 12:19:29
Hand Simulator is 50% off (now 99 cents)... still not sure about it though :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 26 13:44:59
'Borderlands 3' is 67% off (to $20 now)... i liked first 2 so that's a maybe
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Nov 27 05:23:31
Borderlands 3 looks neat. Kind of like Doom 3 run-and-gun stuff :D
*added*

Oh, lol. I forgot which one Hand Simulator was :D
That brought me to this video, where a guy drops into a streamer's average game and just kills everyone :D
(Set to part where "Jackie Chance" enters)
http://youtu.be/2HxKK2gf8N8?t=684

Control 50% off (now $19.99). Getting that also. Looks very well done.
Quiet Sound
Member
Fri Nov 27 10:11:40
Master Of Pottery is a chill creative game currently $3.19 on Steam, normal price $4. Full English text despite the Steam videos; the second video is a better demonstration of what's possible than the first.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1160490/Master_Of_Pottery/
hood
Member
Fri Nov 27 20:53:57
Don't play Borderlands 3 for the story. It's awful. The gameplay is great fun though.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Nov 28 00:04:02
Cool! Sometimes it's nice to just run around a nicely rendered world with Doom Guy objectives :D

Master of Pottery seems like it should give you the suicide hotline number after every game ;D
Actually, though.. I kind of wonder if it lets you export to Blender. It seems like it could be a neat item-creation plugin..

..Might finally get Day Z (-40%, so $26.99)

"Inside" is -66% (now $6.79). Looks very cool :)

"Among Us" is now affordable. It was $4.99 but is now $3.99. You can live the memes. But be a narc about.. like.. instead of saying, "Red is sus," say, "The person in the red spacesuit was exhibiting suspicious behaviors."
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Nov 29 00:10:33
DayZ is super annoying :D
You spent 30 minutes walking from a completely looted town to another town, then find out that that town was looted, then die of starvation. Sometimes you get lucky and find a few things, but it's always a bad combination.. like, you'll find a canned good but have no way of opening it, a rifle but no correct ammo, matches but no wood-cutting ability, meat but no way to cook it, etc.

On one occasion, I finally found a fishing rod, then a hook, but I couldn't find anything with which to dig for worms, so I died of starvation. Then I got lucky and re-spawned near my dead body, but when I got back to the body, the game for some reason wasn't letting me transfer the fishing rod into my inventory.. so I died of starvation running away from someone. I still have not gotten a complete fishing setup. I'll either get a rod and bait, a digging tool and a hook, or some other useless combination.

My favorite moment was one game I spawned near a pumpkin patch, so I put two pumpkins in my pack, but the town had been looted so there was nothing with which to slice the pumpkins. I headed inland, getting ready to die of starvation, when I found a stone, then another. I combined the stones into a knife, then sliced the pumpkins, put the pumpkin slices into my hands, and died of starvation. lol..

Serious mistakes were made in the design of this game, yet I still want to keep trying ;p
hood
Member
Sun Nov 29 13:52:55
I got Deep Rock Galactic, played a bit with my sister. It's pretty fun. Load up a rando-generated map, complete objectives, mine minerals, fight off spider monsters. Rinse and repeat. It's still pretty expensive though, as it's recently released.

If you haven't played Aragami, it's a pretty neat stealth game. $4 for 13 levels and some cool shadow powers. If you like stealth at all, definitely worth a playthrough at that price. It's even got coop if you actually have friends!

Also played through Remnant: From the Ashes. It's currently half off, $20. It was certainly fun, if a little simple, for a looter shooter. Minimal weapons though - it's almost got an MMO design to it.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Nov 30 12:38:48
on that Iran attack:

"
...
There were conflicting accounts from Iranian news agencies about how the attack unfolded.

The Fars News report said Fakhrizadeh was traveling with his wife in a bulletproof car, alongside three security personnel vehicles, when he heard what sounded like bullets hitting a vehicle, and he exited the car to determine what had happened.

When he got out, a remote-controlled machine gun opened fire from a Nissan stopped about 150 meters (164 yards) from Fakhrizadeh's car, the agency said.

Fakhrizadeh was hit at least three times, according to Fars News. His bodyguard was also shot. Following the gunfire, the Nissan exploded, the news agency reported, adding the attack lasted three minutes.
...
"
http://www...control-machine-gun/index.html

Heisenberg?

could actually be inspired by him anyway :p
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