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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.
 :mad:

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 ....


"It's 110, but it doesn't feel it to me, right. If anybody goes down. Everybody was so worried yesterday about you and they never mentioned me. I'm up here sweating like a dog. They don’t think about me. This is hard work.
Do you feel the breeze? I don't want anybody going on me. We need every voter. I don't care about you. I just want your vote. I don't care."
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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"

"It's 110, but it doesn't feel it to me, right. If anybody goes down. Everybody was so worried yesterday about you and they never mentioned me. I'm up here sweating like a dog. They don’t think about me. This is hard work.
Do you feel the breeze? I don't want anybody going on me. We need every voter. I don't care about you. I just want your vote. I don't care."
- Donald Trump - Las Vegas 2024-06-09