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Off Topic / Re: Desktop Megathread 3
« on: October 18, 2017, 06:29:41 PM »

Off Topic / Re: McDonalds brought out the worst rick and morty fans.
« on: October 10, 2017, 06:09:48 PM »
Imagine being a minimum wage slave worker at mcdonalds.

Corporate overlords cooked up a scheme to send 20 sauce packets per store to gain money.

Slave workers working about 9+ hours dealing with thousands of angry customers demanding to see your manager about not getting their sauce.

Somehow it's the slave worker's fault and rabid fans are just giving them complete stuff.

What a time.  :iceCream:

Off Topic / Re: spain trying to suppress catalonian independence
« on: September 16, 2017, 10:23:37 PM »

Off Topic / Re: post your desktop
« on: September 13, 2017, 01:22:44 AM »
bitch wtf i have the same deer/elk background for my laptop
Where did you get it?

Off Topic / post your desktop
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:17:55 PM »
behold my new and improved rice

Off Topic / Re: post desktop screenshots
« on: August 30, 2017, 03:37:52 AM »
why the forget do you need all that stuff on your desktop
why not just have desktop shortcuts?
why do you need to know your system specs whenever you log in?
this really confuses me.
it's a transparent command console
for reference here is the actual background which isn't as dark

as for icons they're unnecessary and ugly so i usually execute programs with something called dmenu which comes bundled with my window manager i3

Off Topic / post desktop screenshots
« on: August 30, 2017, 02:51:21 AM »

Off Topic / Re: Screenshot thread
« on: August 13, 2017, 07:07:25 PM »

I've seen leftist YouTubers clearly affected by /pol/ false-flagging campaigns, one channel having its videos removed in entirety because of the way that Google manages YouTube, either because of biased moderators or a kind of lackadaisical attitude on the part of YouTube, probably making the choice to play it safe and just go along with it anyway without even making the attempt to review the content. This sort of thing doesn't just simply apply to conservative vloggers.

This, of course, stems from a general attitude that YouTube has had over the years, making choices that piss off either the user base, content creators, or both out of a desire probably to save themselves from something that could potentially bite them in the ass later, which of course corresponds with a hostile culture between YouTube and the end user in which the former tends not to be open about the way that their policies are carried out at all.

Off Topic / Re: post modernism is stupid
« on: August 01, 2017, 05:03:50 PM »

A couple of choice quotes from the video:
Quote from: Noam Chomsky
I think the effect is pretty clear. I think it allows people to take a radical stance, you know, 'more radical than thou,' but to be completely dissociated from anything that's happening. For many reasons; one reason is nobody can understand a word they're saying, so they're already dissociated. It's kind of like a private lingo. And you know, there's a lot of material reward that comes from it. Like, if you're a part of that system, you can run around to conferences, and get big professorships, and that kind of stuff...
Quote from: Noam Chomsky he walked out, he kind of laughed and told me that... most of the especially younger people liked it a lot, but he heard one... really critical comment from a young woman, faculty member who sort of liked the general political thrust of it but told him that it was very nave... He laughed and he said 'Well it's because you said that people did things on moral grounds and you talked about truth. And that's old fashioned nonsense, that's kind of this old Enlightenment stuff; we know perfectly well that nobody does it.'
Quote from: Noam Chomsky
...and it's extremely convenient, you can beat people over the head with it with perfect self-confidence because there's no reality anyway, and it's just your narrative and their narrative. In the 3rd World, it's particularly grotesque... it's bad enough here, I don't like it here, or other rich countries. But when you get to 3rd World countries, it's really grotesque, 'cause there the separation of the radical intelligensia to popular struggles... shows much more dramatically. I mean, people are poorer and they're suffering much more; these guys are pretty rich, quite often, and it's ugly. But, I think it has served a function. I don't want to say that the people who are involved in it do it for this reason... It's worked as a way of insulating sectors of a kind of radical intelligensia from popular movements and actual activism and it served as an instrument of power. I suspect that's the reason why it's so readily tolerated in the universities.

Off Topic / Re: Sweden has gender neutral schools.
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:11:45 PM »
It seems to me that the people who openly accuse the parents in Vice's Raised without Gender of brainwashing their children are the kind of people who vehemently insist that there are only 2 channels through which one can express themselves, regardless of whether or not they reject being transgender as being legitimate. If gender is so biologically ingrained, why have these children not rejected their identities, and why do people openly express themselves as being non-binary in the first place? This is not dismissable from the standpoint that the non-binary father is a hermaphrodite and therefore has a legitimate reason to express himself as being in between both extremes; hermaphroditism often isn't as simple as a half-and-half mixture of the 2 lovees.

Where is the evidence that says that this is a matter of biological instinct and not because most people are just simply socialized into a gender identity and live that way for the rest of their lives?

From what I've gathered from the video, nothing is being forced onto the 2 boys either way and they are allowing them to pick what they seem to be comfortable with. If they were to simply express they want to be more masculine, and that they wanted to express themselves as such it's probably true that the parents would adjust to their needs rather than the other way around, which there is no real reason to be objected towards. If I'm wrong on that, feel free to correct me.

From what I've heard this has happened multiple times before, with different companies being "inadvertently" advertised. You aren't seeing some kind of new trend here.

i may want to participate

this is a verson of that one
why did you feel that you had to make another thread

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