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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30450 on: Thu, 06 June 2024, 19:25:56 »

dared him to drink the air conditioner water


Yuck! That is prime breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30452 on: Thu, 06 June 2024, 21:02:06 »

dared him to drink the air conditioner water


Yuck! That is prime breeding ground for mold and bacteria.


ac water always reminds me of Legionnaires' disease

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30453 on: Fri, 07 June 2024, 08:41:03 »

shareholders want to extract as much profit as possible.


This is the problem across the board in nearly every aspect of modern society.

It is the direct result of short-term thinking as opposed to long-term planning.
i believe they think about the long-term effects of their actions as much as any of us do, the thing is they dont give a **** because they only care about what happens in their lifetime lmao

Long term planning is a hard sell because its all about helping the nebulous "society" whereas seeing your numbers go up on your Super or bank statement makes people immediately happy. You could argue it helps their kids - but people are selfish so its hard to encourage people to give up stuff for the greater good without the threat of whacking them over the head :P

With the current state of theaters I don't blame anyone wanting to watch movies at home
I'd be willing to bet that within the next 4-6 years it will get to the point where each state only has a couple smaller privately-run movie theaters still operating, if any at all. Big chain theaters will be gone.

Personally I always have a great experience when I go 2-3x a year, but I live next to a luxury theater that is nearly always empty since I generally only go for discount matinee showings in the middle of the day.

Yeah big chains are not doing well. I think it's the lack of big blockbusters that people are willing to see and the prices being crazy cause shareholders want to extract as much profit as possible. I'd also like to see more cinemas air classic films, there is a bunch of theaters that do this and they are great ones.

Bringing back classic movies is a great idea! Just have one dedicated room per theater that shows some older blockbuster and change it up every month.
I would love to see T2, Jurassic Park, and Back To The Future in a theater, and I bet a lot of other people would too.

Yeah those would be cool. I saw dog day afternoon and no country for old men in a cinema as a rerun and they were so tense, the cinema experience really added to it and would highly recommend.

Argh - my wife just received the email from ticketek saying her details have been "leaked" - absolutely useless businesses here in Aus, couldn't even spell Cyber Security, let alone be trusted with the mountains of data they ask for - all to shove a damn ad in our faces about their latest piece of plastic garbage.
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ticketek is awful, we have the same problem as the US where there is a monopoly in the industry so we have to put up with the awful service while Ticketek continues to be bad and cut costs to somehow get even more money. I hate it a lot as well, sorry that your wife's data got leaked, it always sucked when that happens.

Yeah - its pretty annoying since the only thing we did was order tickets once around 7ish years ago with them? Sounds like you experienced something similar in the past - or were you lucky enough to not get impacted by the waterfall of leaks we've had in the last few years?

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30454 on: Fri, 07 June 2024, 10:11:22 »

You could argue it helps their kids


I was quite concerned even before I had kids "just because" (although I had always planned to have kids) since I love the world itself and relish its beauty. Al Gore, when he was still my Senator from Tennessee, published Earth in the Balance which was a watershed book and a million-seller (although that does not necessarily mean that millions of people actually read it) so when morons today pretend that the degradation of the planet is coming as a surprise - they are being completely disingenuous.

Now that I have kids (grown) I grow more concerned, by the day, about the world that they will be living in. Hoping to live several more years, I know that I will suffer some discomfort from future global warming, but I doubt that I will live long enough to see epic changes to the situation of the human race.

Unfortunately, I feel certain that my children will ....


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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30455 on: Fri, 07 June 2024, 10:18:19 »
Now that I have kids (grown) I grow more concerned, by the day, about the world that they will be living in. Hoping to live several more years, I know that I will suffer some discomfort from future global warming, but I doubt that I will live long enough to see epic changes to the situation of the human race.

Unfortunately, I feel certain that my children will ....


If Tp4 reaches far enough, at the very edge of his cognition, all organisms wax and wane.

This would include the "Super" organism that is represented by the Earth-Bio-Sphere, no element of which is detached from the whole.

It may well be destiny that with each rise and fall, the Organism remembers through Genetic memory the trials-errors-lessons of its previous attempt.  This organism takes on its immortality project, it will give it its best, but it's perfectly plausible that any one species would only go so far before the leash is pulled.  At which point, like the immortal jellyfish, the earth system will revert to a reduced operations mode, child state, wait out a few million years, then conduct civilization 2.


If we think about it that way, then many of the major depopulation events make sense, disease, famine, these are Evolutionary mechanisms which select for code that is just "Slightly" smarter, people who got vaccinated, wore masks.

The system understands that intellect, self-control, deep planning is what it wants, and it implements control mechanisms to further that selection.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30456 on: Sun, 09 June 2024, 09:24:11 »
OMG, Low carb rice cooker.

How does that even work. So apparently, you use the steam basket, and it "lowers carb" by having some of the starch wash out of the rice at the bottom.

This is so stupid.  Rice is almost 1:1 carb,  so let's assume you can remove 10% of the rice's starch,  WHY NOT, just put 10% less rice into the pot.

STUPIDITY @ MAXIMUM.



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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30457 on: Mon, 10 June 2024, 19:16:12 »
When I try to look up when a game originally came out, and all the results are only for the remake

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30458 on: Mon, 10 June 2024, 23:29:25 »

You could argue it helps their kids


I was quite concerned even before I had kids "just because" (although I had always planned to have kids) since I love the world itself and relish its beauty. Al Gore, when he was still my Senator from Tennessee, published Earth in the Balance which was a watershed book and a million-seller (although that does not necessarily mean that millions of people actually read it) so when morons today pretend that the degradation of the planet is coming as a surprise - they are being completely disingenuous.

Now that I have kids (grown) I grow more concerned, by the day, about the world that they will be living in. Hoping to live several more years, I know that I will suffer some discomfort from future global warming, but I doubt that I will live long enough to see epic changes to the situation of the human race.

Unfortunately, I feel certain that my children will ....

Does it factor into any conversations you have with your kids (If you don't mind some prying  :)).  We're child-free, and my niece and nephew are in their 12-13s, so not at the age where this would be a topic of conversation - I'm curious if there's anxiety about the challenges they may face in the future due to some pretty lackluster decisions that were made a few decades ago.


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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30459 on: Tue, 11 June 2024, 07:50:43 »

Does it factor into any conversations you have with your kids


My kids are in their 20s and one took a degree in biochemistry and the other is finishing up veterinary school.

This has been a major topic of conversation for years since we are all kind of "science nerds"

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30460 on: Thu, 13 June 2024, 15:33:19 »
Obligate Werkations. National parks are lame.Tp4 just wants to stay home and play dat arm0redc0r.

Also, flight cost into smaller airports.. Double the price + 2 stops.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30461 on: Thu, 13 June 2024, 16:29:32 »
Obligate Werkations. National parks are lame.Tp4 just wants to stay home and play dat arm0redc0r.
 


You would think that people staying home and being isolationist and unhealthy would lead to less destruction of wild areas, less pollution and waste, and less fat poor people pumping out kids due to less interacting - But no, actually the exact opposite. More waste from deliveries and manufacturing, more destruction of wild areas for cheap housing, and more awful sex and procreation amongst impoverished 80 IQ landwhales. Humans really are a plague on this planet.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30462 on: Thu, 13 June 2024, 16:52:09 »

sex and procreation amongst impoverished 80 IQ landwhales


Exquisite metaphor! Thank you, I hope that I can find an opportunity to use it.

Personally, I always wanted kids and understood and accepted the concept that raising them would consume the middle third of my life. Nothing in my life has been more rewarding and satisfying than that endeavor, but fledging 2 of them was enough and the relief was palpable.

I suspect that for someone whose life is sufficiently "impoverished" then producing offspring might "feel like" the only "accomplishment" available to them.


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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30463 on: Thu, 13 June 2024, 17:22:08 »
awful sex and procreation amongst impoverished 80 IQ landwhales

NT, you should not view big people in such a negative light.  They are just normal human beings with marginally less self control than thinner humans.

The capitalist form of food and lust is the origination of modern maladies. It is not for a lack of will power,  we were not designed to be able to ignore hyper-palatable / hyper-sexual life-options.

Our primary evolution happened in a forest of mostly bland food,  hairy women without cosmetics, and everyone men and women smelled like wet dog.

There is no vat of oil to make irresistible fried potato chips, and no shower/perfume/cosmetics/lingerie/hair-dryers/silicone balloons to make extremely attractive women.

They say attractive men are rare,  if you took technology away from women, you'd also suddenly find that attractive women are rare.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30464 on: Thu, 13 June 2024, 19:08:01 »
awful sex and procreation amongst impoverished 80 IQ landwhales

NT, you should not view big people in such a negative light.  They are just normal human beings with marginally less self control than thinner humans.

The capitalist form of food and lust is the origination of modern maladies. It is not for a lack of will power,  we were not designed to be able to ignore hyper-palatable / hyper-sexual life-options.

Our primary evolution happened in a forest of mostly bland food,  hairy women without cosmetics, and everyone men and women smelled like wet dog.

There is no vat of oil to make irresistible fried potato chips, and no shower/perfume/cosmetics/lingerie/hair-dryers/silicone balloons to make extremely attractive women.

They say attractive men are rare,  if you took technology away from women, you'd also suddenly find that attractive women are rare.


They are obese BECAUSE they are poor and make bad decisions. It is a vicious circle that leads to just more overweight unhealthy population who cannot afford proper food and are uneducated to make healthier life choices who pass that lifestyle onto their children, and thus the cycle of downfall continues as we grow fatter, dumber, and less able to enact change.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30465 on: Thu, 13 June 2024, 20:42:05 »
They are obese BECAUSE they are poor and make bad decisions. It is a vicious circle that leads to just more overweight unhealthy population who cannot afford proper food and are uneducated to make healthier life choices who pass that lifestyle onto their children, and thus the cycle of downfall continues as we grow fatter, dumber, and less able to enact change.

People are Big because they are bombarded by hedonistically refined hyper-palatables and emotionally manipulative advertising.

We invented these foods and ads for foods faster than evolution can cope. It's more than a cycle, it's systemic failure. No one is immune, the system will kill everyone.

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« Reply #30466 on: Thu, 13 June 2024, 22:16:05 »
They are obese BECAUSE they are poor and make bad decisions. It is a vicious circle that leads to just more overweight unhealthy population who cannot afford proper food and are uneducated to make healthier life choices who pass that lifestyle onto their children, and thus the cycle of downfall continues as we grow fatter, dumber, and less able to enact change.

People are Big because they are bombarded by hedonistically refined hyper-palatables and emotionally manipulative advertising.

We invented these foods and ads for foods faster than evolution can cope. It's more than a cycle, it's systemic failure. No one is immune, the system will kill everyone.


What I mean is not having enough money, which in these days of wild inflation is well above middle-class, you are literally cut off from healthy options. Especially if you have an entire family to feed on meager wages, you will go for the most filling cheapest foods. Being poor is a huge trap in many ways, from keeping individuals living paycheck to paycheck to ensure they stay where they are, to ensuring only unhealthy foods will be affordable enough to sustainably purchase on their income.
Go to a low income family apartment and have a look in their fridge. Then go to a well-off family and look in their fridge. Hell, these two families don't even shop at the same food stores.
The extremely rich want the poor to remain that way, that is the trap to ensure they stay in their areas of town and working till the day they die.
And the more generations live that life, the more genetics will ensure the worst traits win out, until we just have a population of willing cattle.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30467 on: Fri, 14 June 2024, 05:56:19 »
It's not that there is a deliberate will to do harm.

CONTROL, yes,  Harm, no.

NT,  the rich are not comic book bad guys, they just can't see far enough,  their hands are also tied by the system's negative momentums.

If you had to pay 400,000 in property tax,  you'd make the exact same planet destroying decisions.


An overabundance of wealth is itself a mental disorder.

Human beings, rich and poor, are very SICK,  not EVIL.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30468 on: Fri, 14 June 2024, 08:29:48 »

Human beings, rich and poor, are very SICK, not EVIL.


I disagree, I believe that hoarding wealth, beyond a reasonable sufficiency at least, actually is evil. Even if it is primarily due to thoughtlessness.




The extremely rich want the poor to remain that way


I disagree with this, too. The downstream problems resulting from hoarding wealth is just collateral damage. See above.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30469 on: Sun, 16 June 2024, 08:49:14 »
In defining evil, intent is important. Virtually no one wants the world to be worse.

But if you put a Cupcake in front of these stupid humans. They will 99.99% of the time eat the cupcake.

Humans are only a sliver above monkey.

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« Reply #30470 on: Tue, 18 June 2024, 20:46:15 »
Why do algorithms even exist and steal my data if they constantly recommend me the things I specifically say "I am not interested in this" and "Do not show more content like this"
I've probably clicked "Don't recommend this type of content" on 1000+ Taylor Swift ****, and half my YT and news feed is ****ing Taylor Swift ****.
Like the algorithm literally ignores what I am telling it, and doing the exact opposite.

****ing infuriating

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30471 on: Tue, 18 June 2024, 22:08:42 »
It knows Noisyturtle like taylor swift, you're just denying it out of some inane sense of self-respect, to which the algorithm already knows is fickle and wet paper.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #30472 on: Wed, 19 June 2024, 04:12:54 »
Why do algorithms even exist and steal my data if they constantly recommend me the things I specifically say "I am not interested in this" and "Do not show more content like this"
I've probably clicked "Don't recommend this type of content" on 1000+ Taylor Swift ****, and half my YT and news feed is ****ing Taylor Swift ****.
Like the algorithm literally ignores what I am telling it, and doing the exact opposite.

****ing infuriating
They are not designed for your convenience, they are designed to steal your data.
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