emma

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emma wrote

they've changed course and are now naming it the Jstpst.net Arena

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emma wrote

I just don't like the framing of cryptocurrency scams as a phenomenon no one could have predicted. Media plays a huge role in hyping up these scams with uncriticial coverage, and some people will inevitably invest because they get the impression they have to jump on the bandwagon or lose out on an opportunity.

I take back the "dipshits", though. I didn't realise the extent of the scam, and it's not fair of me to be judgemental towards people who lack impulse control.

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emma wrote

a few gullible dipshits = "the world", apparently

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emma wrote

Oh yeah, I remember the Thinkpad.

I got an X270 back in 2017 and got to experience, in no particular order, the joys of:

  • Crashing during a firmware update on day 1 with the stock OS install, then having to use another computer to figure out there's a tiny reset hole on the bottom because holding the button for 5 seconds didn't work.

  • Keys having weakened clips and popping off after 5 months of use.

  • Clit^H^H^H^HNi^H^HTrackPointโ„ข drift.

  • Not being able to type because the Windows drivers stop key inputs while the TrackPointโ„ข drift is happening, and it's very difficult to get it to stop.

  • Sudden shutdowns with "musical" error codes you need an app on your phone to decode. Really.

  • Touchpad literally disintegrating beneath my fingers from day one. Tiny balls of microplastic just rubbing off for every stroke of the finger. Look up "thinkpad touchpad" on Google Images, and you'll see how prevalent this problem is.

  • If you used the click latch on the touchpad, the cursor could suddenly jump to somewhere else, causing a misclick.

  • Creaking in the chassis to the point people were staring at me while using it.

I avoided the Dell XPS because the camera points towards your nostrils, but in hindsight that would probably have been the better choice.

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emma wrote

luigi is clearly not a failure, since he got many games dedicated to himself on the popular console, the 'wii u'

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emma wrote

Couldn't find Rochelle, Rochelle on there. It does such a good job of imitating Netflix that it lacks every single title I'm interested in, just like the real thing.

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emma wrote

i will no longer participate in mocking the juicero. in pressing every bit of humour out of it, i've become what i swore to destroy: a juicero

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emma wrote

honestly kinda glad they went extinct. seagulls are bad enough, would hate to be harassed by flying t-rexes when i walk to the shop.

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emma wrote

happy that i can access vital services, like motherfuckingwebsite dot com, on my wii

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emma wrote

personally i think this is the strangest graphics card box art. not quite sure what gigabyte was going for here.

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emma wrote

video games need to look like sonic 2

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emma wrote

Postmill already has it. Unfortunately it relies on either local file hosting or an S3 compatible store, the latter of which has performance issues that I just can't find the motivation to fix, and so it's not suitable for a site served from an ephemeral filesystem like this one.

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emma wrote

I do not see slide #11, nor the ten that precede it.

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emma wrote

honestly thought this thread was gonna be about whether it's cool or not to give names like Paul to a bike

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emma wrote

i appreciate these. wish i was as good at generating excitement for the things i've developed.

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emma wrote

i appreciate the website of the supplier that makes the frozen supermarket brand pizzas i buy. the pizza loading indicator, the cheese that gets stretched as you scroll down... all just A+.

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emma wrote

i was joking about joining years from now on, like if i had any interest in the irc bridge i would have already used it, but i guess that came across poorly. sorry.

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emma wrote

that sucks. i was planning to join them a year or two from now.