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tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Dec 30 17:28:14
another Harambe:

A critically endangered Malayan tiger named Eko was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy Wednesday after a man was attacked by the animal at a zoo in Naples, Florida, officials said.
The man, who is in his 20s, was seriously injured when he entered an unauthorized area of the tiger enclosure at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens and began either petting or feeding the tiger, the Collier County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.

The attack happened after the zoo had closed for the day. The man was part of a third-party cleaning service contracted by the zoo to clean restrooms and the gift shop, not the animal enclosure, the sheriff's office noted.
The tiger grabbed the man's arm and pulled it into the enclosure after he crossed "an initial fence barrier and put his arm through the fencing of the tiger enclosure," the sheriff's office statement said.

The first deputy to respond kicked the enclosure and attempted to get the tiger to release the man's arm, but the deputy "was forced to shoot the tiger," the sheriff's office said.

http://edi...o-tiger-attacks-man/index.html

why would you value a human over a critically endangered animal
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 02 03:04:42
For real! It would be different if the kitty had escaped and was a general threat, but here? This was whipping boy logic (punishing the wrong person). The man had made his choice at that point. It was time to respect nature without intervention. Either the man wins or the tiger wins. Incidentally, the tiger was definitely winning. ;D
(IRL, imagine hearing that when "help" arrives: "Hey.. yeah.. we're not allowed to help. You have to defeat this animal without physical assistance. Maybe go for the eyes? Good luck.") XD

Also, looking at the bodycam footage..:
(Not censored; shredded-arm gore-warning; also, careful with audio because this encoder re-maxes the volume if you pause and resume)
http://www...ident-122921/1053991321842830/
..the man and tiger were at an impasse between a fence... so.. while I wouldn't normally think that shooting to wound or warning shots would be options.. it seems a lot like the officer could have made those choices in this situation. The tiger was not giving up its grip, but it was mostly stationary. Shooting it in the paw might have worked. Not that I hold it against the officer. The fence-jumper-man was screaming in pain and was communicating that he was in mortal danger, and the kitty cat had just re-clenched its teeth and was trying for another pull.
Poor kitty. :(

Kind of funny: at 8:55 in the video you can see the officer removing his shirt-stay from his sock, since it popped off his shirt and had fallen down his pant leg. Lulz. Pro-gamer move: if you have to wear shirt stays, it's better to just have dedicated shirts and socks that have had shirt-stay connections sewn into connection points, that way you're not relying on the little metal clamps. I don't know how no one has marketed this yet. Incidentally, these little alterations tend to end up on the market eventually. If alterations places find themselves doing this work repeatedly, it's eventually picked up by uniform suppliers and becomes normal...

Last comment! Petting a big kitty at night?? Bad idea! Geeze :D
You might be able to get away with petting a well-fed kitty during the day, but kitty cats go into hunt mode at night. I hope the man got a few chin skritches in before finding this out, though ;p

Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 02 03:40:52
Kittisaurus ran another cat experiment before the New Year:
"Cats vs Narrowing Tube"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My2puqWOVqw
Luckily no learned helplessness here — they all knew their limits :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 02 04:12:42
CES 2022 starts January 5th (Wednesday) and goes to January 7th. They'll have it in-person in Las Vegas, so it should be pretty cool. The Bolshevik and virtue-signalling brands have started pulling attendance for a digital-only appearance, but lots of vendors have stayed on schedule.

I'm especially looking forward to LG's January 4th [potential/rumored] pre-floor announcement of a 42" OLED 4k monitor that has a high refresh rate (hopefully at least maintaining 120 Hz, just to stay respectable). They were supposed to announce it for CES 2021, but pandemic supply shortages and such got everyone to delay products. AMD still hasn't even released their new Zen3 Threadrippers for purchase (normal target would have been Summer 2021), so 2022 should be very cool for electronics...

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Last Daily Dose of 2021:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZAb0iel71Q
Highlights include GoPro footage from Everest and images of the James Webb telescope (launched Christmas 2021).
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 02 04:59:19
I was suggested this video by YouTube for some algorithm-driven reason :D

"How to open a door - Finnish instructional video from 1979"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wof0xPUmW38
The top comment is the best:
"He makes it look so easy."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jan 02 12:21:05
i got directed to it too :p

what's missing is a final full fluid example of him moving through the door, pivot & close


one comment i read:
"
A great example of classical Finnish humor:
- dry
- meta
- appears serious
- self-ironic
- an attempt to do a thing right, to avoid a possible embarrassing situation, while in fact creating another, even more embarrassing situation (I'd say the majority of Finnish humor is one or another way based on embarrassment and especially second-hand embarrassment)
- you're still wondering if they were serious or joking
"

& i am still wondering :p

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#justiceForEko
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jan 05 06:28:04
"what's missing is a final full fluid example of him moving through the door, pivot & close"

Yeah! They showed all that good technique but then rushed through the complicated part :D

That description of Finnish humor makes a lot of sense :D

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An Instagram with cute cat artwork:
http://www.instagram.com/mofu_sand/?hl=en
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jan 05 17:36:57
Yay! LG announced the 42" OLED 4k monitor:
[CNet; January 3rd, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAZlkCV3ZqU
I want to get two for my amazing workstation where I play video games instead of making the Emu War movie that I've been putting off for years ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jan 05 17:41:33
NVIDIA also announced the 3090 Ti, which is both awesome and depressing, since everyone knows that it won't actually get into the hands of anyone but miners:
(only the first few seconds of the video)
[CNet; January 4th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3Cg09IJr7U
It was difficult enough for me to get the 3090 FE, so I'm not sure I'll bother upgrading. It'd be super cool though ;p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jan 05 23:13:52
University of Alaska researchers have discovered that hamsters are the heavyweights of the animal kingdom when it comes to handling their hooch.

...these hairy drinkers can imbibe 18 grams per kilogram of body weight a day, the Atlantic reported on Sunday. That’s the equivalent of a human downing a liter and a half of 95% alcohol.

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To gauge how much tipple it takes to get a hamster tipsy, the researcher and her team fed dwarf hamsters alcohol and rated their inebriation levels using a wobble scale, per the findings published in the journal Behavioral Processes in 2015. Scores ranged from zero, aka no wobbling, to four, indicating they fell over and didn’t get back up.

They found that the rodents never averaged above 0.5 on the wobbling scale, even when imbibing the highest oral concentrations possible. They chalked up the phenomenon to the fact that hamster livers process alcohol so efficiently that only small traces end up in their bloodstream.

In fact, when the researchers injected the animals with the same or lower doses, they wobbled and fell over — as the alcohol had bypassed their booze-processing organ and went directly into their blood.

http://nyp...alcohol-than-any-other-animal/

science!
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jan 07 19:02:53
good balancing routine
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=moc7sl
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jan 08 04:27:05
lol. That doggo must be heckin' confused :D

The first video in this Daily Dose was making the rounds ("Don't wake the others!"), so this should catch everyone up to speed if it was missed ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80dztyUyFo8
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jan 09 00:37:31
traumatized kitty (0:26) in that deer one
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jan 09 00:49:32
sheep by the fire
http://twi...fca/status/1479746932243415043
the more you stare the more sheep you spot
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jan 09 00:52:28
well up to a limit... i'm seeing 8 confirmed... ~10 or 11 maybe
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jan 10 12:05:49
that Australian cliff rock fall
http://twitter.com/5NewsAustralia/status/1479963723926171651
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jan 10 17:38:27
plane, train & automobiles (& a bloody guy escaping death twice):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JMlX3m0u0o
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jan 11 01:10:00
The cliff rock thing was wild D:
Funny that the timing usually favors that not happening with geological activities coinciding with random tourist visits ;)

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The stuff of dreams and nightmares:
http://imgur.com/gallery/3ZxOYBH
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jan 11 21:54:41
what kind of monster prices their item $24.97 on Amazon...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jan 11 22:30:42
Two Clearwater, Florida, women are facing felony charges of burglary with assault or battery after throwing glitter on a man during an argument, according to local reports.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office records show Sarah Franks, 29, and Kaitlin O'Donovan, 27, were arrested Monday on burglary charges and held on $75,000 bond. They have since been released.

The two women were accused of showing up to the victim's apartment on Monday around 3 a.m., at which point they began to argue with him from his ground-level patio, FOX 13 reported, citing an arrest affidavit.

At that point, Franks and O'Donovan allegedly threw a container of glitter at the victim, hitting his head and torso. Investigators said Franks then jumped over a fence onto the victim's patio and threw more containers of glitter at him.

O'Donovan, meanwhile, reportedly walked to the front door of the apartment so that Franks could let her in, and they threw more glitter at the man. Franks is also accused of kicking and breaking a lower window in the victim's apartment, according to FOX 13.

Investigators tracked down their car, which the two women drove to their own apartment, and noted glitter inside the vehicle.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-women-glitter-charged
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jan 12 00:10:47
ostriches have seized a chinese city:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EssZsI9ZLZQ
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jan 13 23:44:10
this math puzzle has a pretty unexpected answer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc6VA7Q1vXQ
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 16 05:53:13
Pausing at the question part... to fulfill the conditions, I guess it would make sense to pay the next pirate in line the second most money, then pay the next pirate in line a good amount or the same.
So pay Bart a lot, and
Pay Charlotte the next most amount.
Pay no one else anything, since he only needs three votes, including his own.
So,
himself, 34 coins,
Bart, 33 coins,
Charlotte, 33 coins.
*un-pauses*

Oh, neat. I would not think that would work in a social situation, but okay. I must have under-emphasized the "perfectly logical" part ;D
It seems like paying 1 coin for two other votes would be seen as unfair, so people would take their chances with the next distribution. By paying Bart and Charlotte 33 coins, he would be assured their vote (the maximum amount of bribery available to him while being paid the most), whereas 1 coin to Charlotte and Eliza might make them take their chances. I see why that works in autistic-land, though... Eliza would rather have 1 coin than zero coins and so on from there ;p
I'm liking the comments pointing out that Game Theory doesn't map onto real life very well ;D

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"Cash Cab but with a monkey"
[Joel Haver; January 14th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubFSBHi68-Q
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jan 16 13:39:05
my initial guess was it was going to be progressively bigger bribes going down the line
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 16 22:29:21
Then you could start bribing based on how depressed each pirate looks ;D


Another Joel Haver video:
"Checking Out of an Airbnb"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZLtcaus_9w
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jan 18 12:14:31
both Airbnb customers & providers should be feared :p hard to see how that business works

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News: apparently 5G will bring down all the planes
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jan 19 23:19:20
pretty fun little game: Vampire Survivors

the first game i've bought not on sale in years... as it was $3...

you just move around sparse environments as monsters continuously come at you... all your weapon powers auto trigger on cooldowns, so no attacking really other than positioning yourself to best utilize your powers (your char starts w/ one power, and you learn new ones & upgrade old ones as you level up or get chests from bosses)

more fun than that sounds :p

garlic+lightning+cross(boomerang)+santa water worked really nice on Library map... as have other combos... Library seems easier than the barren grass map

you can spend coins on upgrades for future runs (coins mostly come from chests off bosses)

note: price goes up w/ each purchase by a %... which means the order you buy them matters... buy expensive ones first (thankfully, there's a full free refund any time you want, so you can reorder to see if you do better) "Greed" seems obvious best choice to focus on at start (gives more coins)

you also unlock stuff thru achievements
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jan 20 00:37:03
finally beat the forest!... was last achievement i needed
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jan 20 11:52:12
i watched "The Suicide Squad" recently, not to be confused with "Suicide Squad" (though it will be as they named it basically the same for some stupid reason)... was an odd movie w/ a Sharknado level of silliness but enjoyable

now, i've started watching the "Peacemaker" TV series... it's not bad (seen 2 episodes so far)

i was not familiar w/ the character, seems perhaps DC's answer to Deadpool as a heavy comedy focus

plus hypnotically enjoyable opening credits:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mrr3UNALww
(movie & show available on HBO)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jan 22 00:18:52
release dates for my reference :p

Episode 5: Jan. 27
Episode 6: Feb. 3
Episode 7: Feb. 10
Episode 8: Feb. 17


move faster, time
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jan 25 04:08:22
"was an odd movie w/ a Sharknado level of silliness but enjoyable"

Yeah :D
I liked that one too. I was pretty impressed with the effects, even, and it was very colorful. Some moments were obvious (like Harley shooting the rich man), but it had some pretty hilarious moments.. like the mom jokes via the Polka-Dot character :D

Might have to check Peacemaker, though I still need to catch up on things like Squid Game and Dune..

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Another weird Joel Haver video:
"Joel took it too far."
["goodlongpee"; January 23rd, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QWDxTfEUks
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jan 25 12:45:19
'good long pee' had me concerned :p (but is just name of the account)

the Peacemaker TV show is pretty good... they are mixing comedy & action better than MacGruber (TV show) did imo
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jan 26 02:11:24
“An Italian hunter died last week after he was attacked by a wild boar he had just shot that bit him in the leg and severed his femoral artery, according to reports.

Giulio Burattini, 36, was hunting with his father in the Tuscan woods on Jan. 19, the Daily Star reported, citing Italian media. Burattini shot the animal and it fell. He approached the injured boar and it quickly got up and charged at him, the report said”


a lot like Robert Baratheon
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jan 26 15:28:43
Covid Simulator game:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/1871620/Covid_Simulator/

& looks like actual effort put into it w/ many features... (though probably not getting it even at $3)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jan 28 19:59:19
Chinese fans of David Fincher's cult classic were enraged over the weekend when they noticed a version of the movie available on popular Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video completely removes its iconic ending.

The finale of "Fight Club" shocked audiences when the film hit theaters in 1999. In a massive twist, the narrator, played by Edward Norton, realizes that Brad Pitt's slick-talking Tyler Durden character is his imaginary alter ego, and kills him off.
In the final scene, the narrator stands with his girlfriend, played by Helena Bonham Carter, as they watch explosives blow up a cluster of skyscrapers — all part of what was originally presented to the audience as Durden's plan to destroy consumerism by erasing bank and debt records.

That amount of anarchy — and the government's inability to stop it — doesn't appear to have passed muster with China's notoriously strict censorship rules, though.

In the version available on Tencent Video the entire scene featuring the explosions has been cut out. Instead, it has been replaced with a caption explaining to audiences that the authorities arrived just in time to save the day.

"Through the clue provided by Tyler, the police rapidly figured out the whole plan and arrested all criminals, successfully preventing the bomb from exploding," the caption reads. "After the trial, Tyler was sent to [a] lunatic asylum receiving psychological treatment. He was discharged from the hospital in 2012."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jan 31 23:01:21
A Friday night out turned into a melee in Bensalem at a Golden Corral restaurant. Now police are trying to figure out how it started.

A former employee of the restaurant says he was told the fight may have happened after a customer became enraged when the buffet ran out of steak.

“From what I heard it was over steak, apparently somebody cut in line,” Becker said.

His friend heard the same details.

“There was a shortage of steak and two parties were involved and one family cut in front of another family, they were taking their time and they ran out of steak and it got into a heated exchange at the tables,” Gaven Lauletta said.

video (chair combat starts at ~1:00):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCPMm4ya38A
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Feb 03 15:47:49
Dystopic TikTok Trend Demands Amazon Workers Dance for Surveillance Cameras

...some TikTok users have been asking them to dance for their Ring camera so they can post it to social media.

These TikTok users leave a sign on their door or leave a note in their instructions for the driver on the Amazon app asking that their drivers dance for the camera. Then, they put it online for the enjoyment of strangers.

http://www...ers-dance-for-surveillacameras
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Feb 04 20:54:38
why do we have self-driving cars but not self-fitting sheets
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Feb 05 23:47:17
Twilight explained by an idiot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eJ6SKYMQus
McKobb
Member
Sun Feb 06 23:33:15
never seen Twilight
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Feb 07 14:03:25
a post!... i was about to declare victory in this thread :/
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Feb 08 04:38:11
"Twilight explained by an idiot"

Lol, that was good :D
The Rifftrax (MST3k) for Twilight was one of their best. Every time there was an awkward pause, one of them would say, "Line?"

I blame the weird acting and scene-work of the first Twilight on director Catherine Hardwicke. I still remember seeing that opening weekend and feeling super cringed-out the entire movie — especially the first "diamonds" in the sun scene. It had a few good moments, though, like the prom dance. It at least got the absurdities of the universe out of the way so that the second could be better :p

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"Covid Simulator game"

I somehow doubt that they added in variables for governments manipulating statistics to justify the seizing of businesses and consolidating of powers. That's something that movies like "Contagion" forgot to consider. "Outbreak" at least predicted that the government would release the virus and manufacture the solution only when called out on their unwillingness to relinquish a bio-weapon.

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"why do we have self-driving cars but not self-fitting sheets"

Nike finally made self-lacing shoes à la "Back to the Future" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hViOYZVMiWs — basically just a BOA dial with a motor attached), so maybe soon?
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Feb 08 04:38:14
"Girl with the Dogs" grooming puppies with different personalities:
[January 19th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=696IhvQ0vXU
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Feb 08 22:22:38
my shoes are self-lacing in that i don't ever untie them

that idiot guy has many other movie ones... i can vouch for Spiderman3 & I,Robot as pretty good too
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Feb 11 06:40:09
YouTube has already started recommending his other stuff, so I'll have to get to work ;D


The GoodLongPee YouTube channel keeps getting weirder with their meme continuity. One thing they keep doing is joking around with threats of violence (making real-sounding threats in a sarcastic way). They throw one into their recent video:
"GOODLONGPEE MADE $100"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VjTtkHJWd8

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Random.. but.. LiveJournal emailed me to congratulate me on 19 years of having an account with them. Pretty funny. I made 4 posts there between 2002 and 2004 and haven't heard anything from them since, but they decide to email at 19 years? Why not wait for an even 20? ;)
I logged in for fun... They seem to offer a good website editor, but it seems like a downgraded Tumblr. Apparently, they were basically purchased by a Russian company with direct ties to Russian state-owned media, so they probably use it for data-mining now.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Feb 11 22:32:40
"YouTube has already started recommending his other stuff"

you can use that vertical '...' button next to the titles to stop it (if you want it to stop :p)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Feb 11 22:33:17
Fitness influencer Brittany Dawn has been sued by the state of Texas for allegedly scamming clients.

She promised personalized nutrition & fitness guidance, but clients say they only got either “That’s my girl! You’re killing it!” or “You’ve got this babe!” in an email.

http://twitter.com/therecount/status/1491869199819579397
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Feb 12 05:24:07
If they're going to pay for the personalized messages, they should at least receive a comma before the pronoun. As is, she's telling them that they have successfully captured a babe. I'm not sure that capturing babes is a moral way to lose weight.

"you can use that vertical '...' button next to the titles to stop it (if you want it to stop :p)"

I've used that a few times! It's kind of a whack-a-mole game with related channels, but it seems to work overall. Imgur needs to get something like that going ;p

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A Daily Dose from February 10th that has some weird stuff in it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuP5ruA2r14
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Feb 12 14:58:20
that dog/cat got me :p


apparently people are being groped in the metaverse
http://twitter.com/therecount/status/1492574229576830978
who could've foreseen such a thing
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Feb 12 19:19:59
Lulz. Reminds me of that crazy person's article (Kim Correa's) I posted near the top of the DayZ thread where Correa felt violated in DayZ in 2014 because she was "robbed" in the game and her robbers joked about having sex with her character's dead body.

It's funny that the distance between people who believe (easily) in simulations and people who took the Matrix lessons of being able to recognize the difference between reality and simulation have already started — even though VR still looks like garbage. Like, the Metaverse looks like it took a step 20 years back in terms of immersion and realism (those stupid 3D models made for a child's cartoon), but people have already started talking about being "violated" by shapes moving into where they perceive their real body to be in relation to their virtual body. These sorts of idiotic perceptions even *before* the "Ready Player One" feedback suits, which themselves were clunky. If there's any constant here, it's that people with weak nervous systems will have a tough time in any context ;D

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A "Let's Game It Out" from February 7th:
"This Is What Going Insane Feels Like"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbPdjKlla5c
The section on firewood is pretty good, but I ended up watching at 1.5x speed ;p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Feb 12 23:46:51
i watch pretty much everything at 1.25x

that guy has serious dedication :p

the prior one (internet cafe) has some impressive time-consuming/game-breaking efforts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls2TxZ2afBc
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Feb 13 05:16:58
lol. That crypto mining at the end was great :D
These simulator games have become way too common, but it's good to have Josh burning his time for them ;D
..and funny is that even Tarkov has a BitCoin-mining element via the Hideout upgrades.

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I might start checking in on this "Modest Pelican" person:
"They hired me to kill everyone in New York.."
(Hitman 2 level)
[February 3rd, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17p4vtiKvBU
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Feb 13 12:20:50
that's pretty good :p, especially the NFT jab

subscribed
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Feb 14 12:55:49
i watched a few more Modest Pelican videos (all Hitman) & all solid

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An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. made an emergency landing Sunday in Kansas City after a passenger attempted to enter the cockpit and open an exit door.

Crew members and other passengers controlled the unruly passenger until he was taken into custody upon landing, The New York Times reported.

American Airlines said that the flight landed safely and was met by law enforcement upon arrival. The airline added that the plane’s crew “handled the circumstances with the utmost skill and professionalism,” the Times reported.

The Hill has reached out to American Airlines for comment.

Mouaz Moustafa, a passenger on the plane, described the scene to the Times. “A flight attendant ran to the back of the plane and got the coffee pot and continues to bash the guy on the head,” Moustafa told the newspaper, adding the man was “bleeding profusely.”

http://www...after-trying-to-enter-cockpit/
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Feb 15 01:21:07
lol. It seemed like a normal story until the clear disconnect between "utmost skill and professionalism" and "got the coffee pot and continues to bash the guy on the head" :D

This reminds me... everyone needs to have a good catch phrase ready just in case they get arrested publicly.. like, an obvious one would be "Epstein didn't kill himself," "Sutter Cane SEES you!" or "The drummer from Def Leppard's only got one arm," but it'd be good to have something unique ready.. like.. "Remember to pick up more tortillas or we can't make quesadillas tonight!!"
(not actual legal advice)

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"i watched a few more Modest Pelican videos (all Hitman) & all solid"

He clearly manipulates some of his thumbnails for more views (like, showing character bums), but yeah he's hilarious :D

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This short video of a bunny being helped out of a tough spot by a skateboarder weirdly does *not* end with a hawk swooping in for the kill:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8XyNpSRXCQ
I'm sure there's a longer version that includes a hawk, though, so let's not stress about that ;)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Feb 16 00:44:01
a Day Z Modest Pelican:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEwCkoGFNaE
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Feb 16 04:41:26
lol. I watched that one the other day :D
That game could have been so great... it just had too many issues. I realized when I stopped playing it that the crazy amount of bugs and errors were completely affecting the way I played the game. Like... no point in building a base because items would just disappear due to server issues, no point in collecting materials for a car because the car might just bug and fly into the sky for no reason... melee was seriously broken.. zombies would teleport behind you (bad collision physics).. render distances would make concealment useless...
Still, though, I got really good, so I liked it a lot. It was pretty wild to be able to survive on one character-life for weeks at a time. It made conflicts more impactful.. Blerg. Anyways :p

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Fresh Viva La Dirt League:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe9dkhpNXn8
At the end of the video they announce that they're planning a new studio. Very cool stuff. Currently, they've raised $560,000 of a $100,000 goal. It's pretty awesome that their success has kept up with their talent. Kind of motivating :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Feb 16 15:29:03
it's at 679k now, so rocketing in

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i like the real life anecdotes Modest Pelican works in seamlessly :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Feb 17 05:23:50
Yeah :D
I just watched this one from May 2021:
"DayZ in a Nutshell"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_KneiwUuN4
Looks like a good way to get YouTube subscribers is to hold them hostage in DayZ ;D
Fun joke at about 4:55 regarding "stay hydrated" and Pelican's toxic fandom XD
(Personally, "stay hydrated" always reminds me of a 1997 episode of Daria where she tells her parents, "Well, remember to take plenty of rest breaks and stay hydrated,")

"it's at 679k now, so rocketing in"
Now $750k! :o
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Feb 17 15:55:40
i imagine some seriously creepy shit goes on in DayZ :p

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"Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, announced Wednesday they are launching an initiative aimed at advancing artificial intelligence and preparing for the "unintended consequences" the technology could present as it evolves, committing $125 million over the next five years to the effort."

this will kill us all
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Feb 18 18:42:43
new on Twitter:

'Introducing Reply downvotes

See a reply that isn’t adding to the conversation? Let us know by downvoting.'


i also noticed when hurling insults at people it will make me click another 'are you sure you want to say this?' confirmation before it posts
(that's been around for a little while)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Feb 19 20:19:26
"See a reply that isn’t adding to the conversation? Let us know by downvoting.'"

Time for the Imgur dog-piling to begin on Twitter as well. That's how Imgur boosted its echo chamber status; people would dog-pile with downvotes, and Imgur started *hiding* the downvoted comments, meaning that people could shut down opposition arguments both with the point system (which downgrades the comment's visibility to the bottom of the page) and by hiding "bad" comments. With shadow-mutes, people could also mute anyone who disagreed with them, ensuring that only their supporters appeared below their posts. Imgur became even more of an echo chamber than Twitter in this way. Twitter must be hoping for more partisan-control of discourse by rolling out the same features.

I've been thinking about what a good social system would look like in some of these places.. and I think there should be a menu that gets people to flag low-level discourse tactics.. like.. if someone tries to derail with a non sequitur, people could literally flag the post "non sequitur". Those flags would not make the post disappear, but if flagged enough times, the post would start with a series of warnings such as, "This post was flagged for trolling by x people" or "This post was flagged for a non sequitur by x people; this person may be attempting to derail the conversation". Of course, this gets to be like plugging holes in a sinking ship, since this adds extra complexity which could be resolved by just making a regular text-based forum ;p

...
"Rushing a therapy session"
[VLDL; February 18th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXzEm-CbelY
The "bullied at school 'cuz.. like.. you know" part is good :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Feb 20 14:51:27
maybe Twitter users will use it in good faith!

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"The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is now investigating reports of strange illnesses from more than 30 people who said they ate food from the Secret of Siam restaurant in the northwest valley.

...

In a Friday afternoon release, the SNHD writes the customer’s “symptoms included increased heart rate, blurry vision, hallucinations, disorientation or confusion, dizziness or vertigo, loss of consciousness, dry mouth, and numbness and tingling in extremities within hours of consuming food or drink from Secret of Siam.”
"
http://www...gating-asking-public-for-help/

the Secret is mushrooms (my guess)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Feb 22 12:57:09
tuesday 2/22/22

this means something... this is important
(like mashed potatoes)
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Feb 23 05:39:05
I got to write that date quite a few times today, so I got to appreciate it a little ;D

..
Adventurers are kind of like task rabbits:
[Viva La Dirt League; February 23rd, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUxtbsAUfp8
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Feb 23 22:00:33
i need an adventurer to clean up my files... i have stuff i haven't look at in 20 years
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Feb 25 21:13:58
high fashion
http://twitter.com/factoryyouth_/status/1496558853701390340
good for social distancing... not great on a bus... or doorways... or most any situation
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Feb 26 20:56:50
That reminds me of my favorite Eric Andre skit :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9H7LkFCkSw
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Feb 27 21:14:17
YouTube may have changed how they do shadow-bans..
I'd known before that they delete comments if someone reports them, and in some cases they implement a 24-hour or 48-hour ban where you can't even post in that comment chain or on that channel, but the new thing:
- If someone reports you, you do not receive any more updates from that thread chain. Your last comment also continues to appear, whereas previously you could find out if you were shadow-banned by refreshing the page and noticing that the comment disappeared (this didn't even require checking in another browser). So it's a kind of way of gas-lighting the shadow-banned person into thinking that they had the last word.

So, either YouTube changed their shadow-banning by now making your last comment appear for you alone (versus disappearing the comment even for you after you leave the page), or maybe different types of comment-reporting have differing effects (YouTube expanded their list; it now includes "misinformation", so maybe that's the culprit?).

Regardless, shadow-banning is one of the dumbest things on the Internet. Especially stupid is that YouTube does not address their system in their help pages, so this has to be pieced together from observing the system. I really wish these sites had a transparent system, though. Especially useful would be having a meter in someone's profile that showed how many times they've reported people versus how many times moderators had flagged them for abusing the report system. I would bet that YouTube has the information on the moderator side, since they would want to be able to prioritize genuine reports versus system abuses. E.g., it would be helpful for them to know that someone only uses the report feature if it's to flag commercial spam, since that trustworthiness would allow more streamlined removal of that spam... Arg :/

..
Joel Haver made an Elden Ring video. It was especially well-animated because Elden Ring paid him to make it:
"Elden Ring from the NPC's Perspective"
[February 25th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MW-qdNoYA
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Feb 27 22:38:38
i don't comment much on YouTube... i save my hostility for Twitter :p


John Mulaney's SNL monologue was pretty good:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUgzDqniZgo
i suspect he'd get along w/ Modest Pelican
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Feb 28 01:20:20
I didn't smile at all for the first 3 minutes since it was standard signal stuff, but the drug dealer being proud of him made me smile, and "We talked about this," was good :)

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I haven't seen Sopranos all the way through, but YouTube started spamming their videos at me, and I'm playing into it. This one is going to have me saying, "We should do it before the crank wears off" at work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAGnfgTqlzo
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Mar 02 12:05:38
Sopranos definitely should be watched


excruciating 2 minutes:
http://twitter.com/KennyK089/status/1498815425970413574
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Mar 02 18:55:05
all Modest Pelican videos are great so hard to decide when to post one, but as this one seemed particularly enjoyable, posting it... to help spread the good word of his channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHnuGnsa0mA
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Mar 03 07:09:45
lulz

"excruciating 2 minutes"
Yikes... Being wrong was one thing, but the bad fortunes of the others delaying those wrong answers.. that was the spice of life ;D

..
I thought this was the "Goat-on-a-Stick" YouTuber who sampled Joel Haver's instructional video on Haver's style of rotoscoping, but this is apparently someone *else* who sampled Haver's style (so, that's now three different YouTubers using this rotoscoping style):
"Palpatine Can't Stop Electrocuting Himself"
[Matthew McCleskey; February 20th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGiQ9_A6Q5A

I'm wondering if they'll have the audio cut off since it seems that they used the music from "Predator" :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 03 13:13:09
speaking of Star Wars... i'd like to know how the Wampa got Luke stuck in the ceiling


Firefox is being pretty shifty... it keeps track of your ~16 pinned or most viewed sites or whatever on the generic 'new tab' page, but keeps sliding in 0 to 2 'sponsored sites' in front causing positioning to change... so if you are used to clicking a certain spot you might instead click a sponsor (which i've done once now... damn you Macy's)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 04 12:42:06
there's nothing more satisfying than shooting a driver in the head & watching the car crash


...in GTA

Pelican got me interested in trying GTA Online, which i did briefly... i went into a liquor store and pointed my gun at the cashier & a tip came up saying i could yell into my headset to make him fill the money bag faster (which i found very amusing :p)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 06 01:45:46
"but keeps sliding in 0 to 2 'sponsored sites' in front causing positioning to change..."

I've noticed that too :/
They got me to click on an ad from a shopping site I'd visited, which shows that they not only allow ads to pop into those slots but will also track browsing habits to tailor those spots. I turned off "sponsored shortcuts" in the settings and haven't had issues since then, but the trust is gone ;)

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"...in GTA"

Lulz. Reminds me that now people are ending their death threats on YouTube with "..in Minecraft". So it's like, "We should kill this person ... in Minecraft." I'm not sure that YouTube moderators will be fooled by that ;D

..
"Desperate PUTIN Joins ONLY FANS"
[KyleDunnigan; March 4th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Y5-L8qL98
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 06 05:00:07
YouTube randomly suggested a video that combines the appeal of cows with the appeal of relieving pus-pressure XD

"HUGE PRESSURE RELEASE from COW'S HOOF!!!"
[The Hoof GP; February 25th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Ctv24PgMc
Repel
Member
Sun Mar 06 05:06:48
ah the joyous pleasure of big pus popping out
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Mar 07 23:03:49
So cathartic ;)

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Twitter just notified me of my 9-year anniversary. To think, the site was once silly memes and pointlessness, and now it's mostly weaponized propaganda to control useful idiots. #Blessed
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 08 12:56:05
and now for something completely different

little Ukrainian girl singing 'Let It Go' in a shelter:
http://twitter.com/Ankita20200/status/1500496884255051776
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 10 23:31:07
impressive levels of effort made here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osUTMnDFV30
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 11 16:34:15
Bruce Lee Almighty
http://twitter.com/WUTangKids/status/1502339285856440326
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 11 22:09:09
"That 7 year old girl who sang from Frozen in the Ukrainian bomb shelter has made it safely to Poland."
~ according to some ironworker on Twitter
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 12 06:16:15
"little Ukrainian girl singing 'Let It Go' in a shelter"
Sing some fucking SLAYER!! ;D

"has made it safely to Poland"
That's a weird euphemism for "shelled to death" ;)

"impressive levels of effort made here"
very cool :o

"Bruce Lee Almighty"
Oh cool! Immediate Bluetooth exchange of insurance information. Right? .... Right, guys? ;)

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This Hoof GP video from June 2021 is a little different from normal (in a good way). Instead of shaving hooves, he visits a cheese-cow farm and shows the cheese-maker's process:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-AS8PX0syc
It's especially neat to see the cows in such a sanitary state when it's time for milking. He shows troughs that collect "accidents" while milking (shown at about 2:28–2:34 (on the right) and again at 2:59–3:04), and they show the cheese-maker hosing down accidents as they occur.. but they don't show udder prep or how these cows were cleaned beforehand. I had to go to other videos for that rabbit-hole information ;p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Mar 12 12:37:43
probably the cleanest operation out there
McKobb
Member
Mon Mar 14 09:23:33
udder appcowlips
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Mar 15 00:37:17
Today's Daily Dose included a clip of cat experiments under zero-G:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwwNyA67r40
He links the cat part here (it's only a couple more seconds than Daily Dose; starts at about 3:35; uploaded 2011 but of footage from 1947):
http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.68700
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Mar 15 03:25:34
For a little sample of the propaganda going on on Imgur, this post appears 10 times on the front page right now:
http://i.imgur.com/coHzw8p.jpg
They also changed their logo to the Ukrainian flag and added a button in the header with a Ukrainian flag logo that brings you to a Ukrainian donation site ( http://donate.coreresponse.org/give/393950#!/donation/checkout ). Imgur is no longer just dominated by propaganda by the user-base; it is fully conscious of its role from the designers down.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 15 12:47:16
was a pretty ballsy move to put that sign up on live Russian TV


the snow plow was good in that Daily Dose too... wonder if dumb/new driver & if he ever knew what he was doing :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 15 22:42:10
bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent passes in the Senate

\o/
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 20 04:08:29
Heckin' good pupper gets a bath:
[Girl with the Dogs; March 18th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h76LjW9sYHg
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 20 21:58:16
Oh no!! Things have just gotten real for the GoodLongPee boys!! (Totally not a fetish channel)
"Anonymous CALLS OUT Goodlongpee ??"
[GoodLongPee; March 20th, 2022]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVemD2iFRH4
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 25 13:41:51
YouTube recommended some Hitman speedrun videos which i found interesting, here's one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMD-ae8w50o

the muffin one he references at start is good too
("How the "Muffin Strategy" Broke Hitman's Hardest Level")
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 27 03:33:52
Is that a wall hack he used to see the car and father, or does the game tell you the target's location like that?

This video explains the history of the Popsicle (alternate title: "X-Men Origins: Popsicle")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yn_ejCt6oo
Repel
Member
Sun Mar 27 05:45:47
Aerosmith - Love me two times
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF72z8B2W1I
Repel
Member
Sun Mar 27 05:58:40
...

right wrong thread, not awake yet clock changed, etc,etc, etc
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 27 12:27:46
"or does the game tell you the target's location like that"

seems to be like a perk you can acquire in some Hitman games, and maybe just a settings option in other ones (called "Instinct")
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 27 21:53:23
Oh, seems like fair play then. After seeing people glitching through Alien:Isolation, I have a short fuse for people doing "speed runs" where they basically just cheat ;p

That muffin video was hilarious. I guess the devs should have put a bigger wall in front of that lawnmower ;D

Joel Haver is currently filming a movie as an alternative to watching the Oscars:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLvkvDSLP0

At the end of it, they'll edit it down into something slightly more coherent :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 27 22:11:20
yeah, i'm not a fan of cheating but at least it's not weird glitches like some annoying video i watched involving a jump glitch & load screens or something (i think a Fallout one)


anyway, Youtube now is recommending to me others of that guy of course... this one pretty notable for the final solution given (starts about 3:40 but sorta need to watch earlier stuff to understand the level)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NaEc_FLfo

i'm just impressed at the lengths people go to figure things out :p
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