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Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: December 13, 2018, 01:39:51 PM »
My old lady was watching the news yesterday as I walked through the room and saw that same scene. I remember because I had to stop and remark that it looked like he had his head down and was thinking to himself, "What the fuck did I do to deserve being verbally accosted by this big orange asshole?"

Clearly he's trying to tune him out, looking at the floor, finding his happy spot, doing everything he can to resist the impulse to jump up and shout something he'll regret later.

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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 13, 2018, 01:30:45 PM »
A friend of mine from my high school and early college days (1999/2000) talked me into joining her on Diaryland, which was a kinda-popular kinda-blog type of site. It's what the name implies, an online journal kind of thing where either just your friends, or just you, or everyone and anyone could read what you put there. I kept that for maybe a couple of months before I abandoned it. It's been long gone now.

And then in probably 2005, a then girlfriend talked me into joining her on Yahoo Diary (or whatever the hell it was called). I did that for maybe 4 or 5 months too. Both times, I talked about things I did during the day, going out and getting stoned as fuck, drinking excessively, partying, etc. Things I certainly wouldn't want to print out and staple to a job resume. Luckily, the Yahoo Diary thing is gone now too and all the shit I wrote there will never come back.

But Facebook and Twitter will likely be mainstays for a long time to come. Because what you don't realize is that Facebook is not as independent as you may assume. They are government sponsored. In the early days, politicians and corporations were the biggest advertisers for them telling everyone to join them there. You think it's there to keep up with friends and family... but it's really there for the government to keep up with YOU.

I've heard some companies will refuse to consider you for a job if you refuse to provide your facebook details, don't have a facebook profile, or if you have a facebook profile but don't actively use it enough. Ain't that some shit?

Anyway, I live without facebook and all forms of social media. Do I miss anything important? Nope.

I also don't have a cell phone. Remember when people just didn't have them? The world still worked just fine. I get on wonderfully, and... I have an extra 80-100 bucks in my pocket every month too.

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:49:56 PM »
Okay. Alright. Now... I'm starting to wonder if this like a big elaborate reality show comedy sketch. There's no way "educated" people can be this stupid.

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/dev/random / Re: The Man Thread
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:30:16 PM »

200
Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 12, 2018, 05:19:18 AM »
"...if you want to date an anarchist woman."

Who the fuck would want to do that? Everything would be her looking for a reason to get offended about a situation so she could blame the state. She'd be in a perpetual bitchy mood. No thanks. Regular women are already bitchy enough.

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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 12, 2018, 05:14:49 AM »
Mostly was referring to the articles title by way of the URL. I briefly looked at the article but didn't really read it. I've already read 100 just like it, so whats the point.

I get the feeling there's a... BUNCH... of people out there with nothing to do, and they get up every morning, rub their hands together grinning, saying to themselves, "Who we gonna catch today?" Like they live for no other reason but to point out the racist or homophobic things someone might've ever said on social media. And we're all supposed to follow along and be utterly righteously outraged by it as if the star college quarterback was taking a hard discriminatory stance against those gross disgusting ungodly gay people when he was 14... when it's far more likely that he was just being a typical stupid 14 year old and calling something he didn't like "gay" without considering that one day someone would sift through everything he's ever done actively looking for the slightest reason to be publicly offended. Used to be that suffering was a virtue... but now, it's morphed into the virtue of victimism. The suffering part is irrelevant, just find a way to play the victim.

202
Bot Drop / Re: Someone spoofing and being a general twat
« on: December 11, 2018, 12:40:39 PM »
Why do I always have to be the spoofing police? Why do these cunts pick ME? Am I really that unlikable? Because if that's the case, its more of a complement than a means of trolling me. I'm glad you fuckin' hate me. I'm glad I do that to you. Know that it took such little effort on my part to push you to that point.

Anyway... yeah, some no life fuckin' loser was spoofing both me and [A2W]H3mr0yd on DM, December 11, 2018, at around 3:15pm Eastern. Dickhead doesn't know about IP's apparently. Please see fit to pick an appropriate name for this boogar eating moron since apparently he isn't smart enough to come up with an original one by himself.

203
Trouble Shooting / Re: Server Lag and Lockups
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:56:02 AM »
Red spikes have been rampant as a motherfucker today. Ran 2 Tracerts back to back. I edited out my router and static IP address for anti-assholery purposes.

============================================

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\User1>tracert tastyspleen.net

Tracing route to tastyspleen.net [23.227.170.222]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  MyRouter.Home [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]
  2     8 ms     7 ms     7 ms  h2.84.134.40.static.ip.windstream.net [xx.xxx.xx
.x]
  3     8 ms     8 ms     8 ms  ae1-0.agr02.cmrc01-ga.us.windstream.net [40.128.
251.102]
  4    15 ms    17 ms    14 ms  ae10-0.cr02.atln02-ga.us.windstream.net [40.132.
58.108]
  5    12 ms    11 ms    11 ms  ae0.cr01.atln02-ga.us.windstream.net [169.130.17
0.166]
  6    12 ms    19 ms    15 ms  173.205.35.17
  7    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms  et-0-0-71.cr11-dal3.ip4.gtt.net [89.149.139.201]

  8    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms  ip4.gtt.net [173.205.47.98]
  9     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 10    31 ms    31 ms    30 ms  Dallas-TX.r19.Public.Pwr-2xPDU-2xUPS-2N-100SLA.i
ncero.com [144.168.34.82]
 11    31 ms    30 ms    31 ms  tastyspleen.net [23.227.170.222]

Trace complete.

C:\Users\User1>tracert tastyspleen.net

Tracing route to tastyspleen.net [23.227.170.222]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  MyRouter.Home [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]
  2     8 ms     7 ms     7 ms  h2.84.134.40.static.ip.windstream.net [xx.xxx.xx
.x]
  3     7 ms     7 ms     7 ms  ae1-0.agr02.cmrc01-ga.us.windstream.net [40.128.
251.102]
  4    14 ms    14 ms    14 ms  ae10-0.cr02.atln02-ga.us.windstream.net [40.132.
58.108]
  5    12 ms    11 ms    12 ms  ae0.cr01.atln02-ga.us.windstream.net [169.130.17
0.166]
  6    29 ms    12 ms    12 ms  173.205.35.17
  7    48 ms    30 ms    30 ms  et-0-0-71.cr11-dal3.ip4.gtt.net [89.149.139.201]

  8    30 ms    30 ms    31 ms  ip4.gtt.net [173.205.47.98]
  9     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 10    31 ms    30 ms    31 ms  Dallas-TX.r19.Public.Pwr-2xPDU-2xUPS-2N-100SLA.i
ncero.com [144.168.34.82]
 11    30 ms    30 ms    30 ms  tastyspleen.net [23.227.170.222]

Trace complete.

C:\Users\User1>

============================

#6 seems to be some place in Lawrenceburg Kentucky. No fucking idea why I'd need to hit Kentucky since it should be a straight shot between Atlanta and Dallas. Then again, my info might be wrong. Because #7 has "dal" in it, probably for Dallas, and it's telling me that's in Ireland whilst it's also saying #8 is in Bellevue Washington. ::) Ugh. There's no place to simply put in an IP and find out where the hell it REALLY is anymore is there?

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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:54:38 AM »
How is it that people who claim to be so left wing in their politics can act so fucking right-wing-ish and ultra-conservative about things on social media? To the aforementioned peoples: Fuck each and every one of you one by one. ::)

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:32:00 AM »
Dear Anarchobabe,

I'd like to address your points.

#1, Public education is indoctrination. Eh, yes and no. If you wanna get really technical, ALL education is indoctrination. But when it's fairly widely agreed upon that a private school education is better quality in every measurable way than a public school education... then just how reliable and thorough is your indoctrination really going to be? Perhaps it depends a little more on the naiveté of the average student. And can a natural born idiot really be anything else? Probably not.

#3 and #6, Voting is an act of violence; Authority is an illusion. Maybe these are backwards. It might be more accurate to say that "Voting is an illusion." You see, our system of government is based on the ages old Roman one. Back then, senators were not elected by the people. They were high born folks with wealth, almost always with fathers or grandfathers who were senators. It was a lordship in everything but name. And these select people voted for the chancellor or president. "The Roman senate represents the people!" Uhkay... HOW? And fast-forward 2000 years... shit hasn't changed at all. YOU... are a lowly fuckin' bum. We don't allow YOU PEOPLE to vote for someone as important and prestigious as the president. You vote for a faceless nameless "electorate".... meh, bullshit, let's call it what it really is. Your vote is thrown away, it's a waste of a day, it's a wasted effort, it DOES NOT MATTER.

Furthermore, "Authority is an act of violence." The threat of force and violence is what motivates anyone. We're taught that peaceful protest is the way to get things done. We're shown examples of it like Martin Luther King Jr. But what you're not shown at the same time is all the OTHER race riots where he wasn't there. If you really want the government to notice you and take pause with the crooked shit they're doing... threaten to fucking kill them. Burn their shit down. Kick and beat on their doors with huge crowds holding torches. Violence is not the solution? Bullshit. Violence is the ONLY thing these people understand.

#7 Cops are gang members. Very true. But consider the whole system to be part of that gang as well. Consider the system of doing things in Italy for many centuries. Machiavelli, la cosa nostra. Is it any different from what a formal official government does? A rhetorical question... NO, there is no difference. The only difference between the mobster and the mayor is... circumstance. Both have equal opportunity to be benevolent or corrupt. The real difference is only ONE of them is unfortunate enough to get charged under the RICO statute when they get caught. And that really is a fucking shame if you ask me. With mobsters, you know where they stand. They'll put you in the trunk, drive you to the middle of nowhere, kneel you down, and blow the back of your head off. They're wolves. With mayors and government officials,... they pretend they don't ever cross over into that territory with their actions, you BELIEVE they don't and won't. They are wolves in sheeps clothing. Which is worse? At least the mobster is honest about what he does.

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Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: December 09, 2018, 08:56:11 AM »

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Quake / Re: Focalor's Pak v11
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:45:30 PM »
Finally got around to posting my pak. Check it out if you wanna. As usual, I posted a shitty page with lots of preview images of the stuff in the pak.

http://focalor.tastyspleen.net/Focalors_Pak_v11.html

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Trouble Shooting / Re: Server Lag and Lockups
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:02:56 AM »
I dunno about locking, but the lagging... yeah, I've noticed it too. Usually my netgraphs got at least 3 to 6 red spikes on the screen at one time, spread out and never constant enough to make red bars, but consistent enough to be VERY annoying, and usually gets worse as population on a server increases. If they claim you're paying for "better" service, I've yet to see evidence of it.

I've also noticed that the admin and quadz avatars don't show up on the forums anymore, haunteds too I believe. Maybe those were loaded into the forums memory and lost during the transitition?

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:44:34 AM »
"Those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."

One particular comment:
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In that case they reeeeally need to delete most of the rap songs on iTunes.....

Burnt. :D

On one hand, I don't really give a TRUE shit about the rights of some racist dingleberries. It's an ideology that just needs to go the fuck away already. And one might say, "Well if you censor that, it sets a precedent for yada yada yada..." But what you may not realize is that the precedent has ALREADY been set. The legal definition for what constitutes a "hate crime" in some places is very broad and ambiguous, usually saying something about "evidence of prejudice while committing an offense". In a way, you could prosecute MOST interpersonal offenses under that.

I can't say I feel these people do these kinds of things because their heart isn't in the right place. They mean well. And a well-meaning idiot can do as much damage as an ill-meaning enemy. I'd wait to see how they enforce that policy before drawing conclusions that they will be some kind of Ayn Rand-ish collectivist dictators repressing freedom of speech. I suspect they have a few bad actors in mind who they want to eliminate from their world. And as part of the terms of service no one is guaranteed a fucking thing ever, right? You pay for it, but if they want to, they can wave a magic wand and make it obsolete to-fucking-morrow, just to be dicks, just to fuck with ONE person, just because. I bought an Xbox, but they can update the shit and change it and fuck it up at will. I can bitch about it... that's really ALL I can do, though.

Society is reaching a tipping point obviously. People are tired of the bullshit in every form. I'm a gun owner, I love guns,... but I also own eyeballs and a brain. I see the shit on the news. Shootings happening all over the fucking place, ridiculous murder rates, robbery with guns. People are getting sick and fucking tired of living like this, always worrying about their safety, wondering when they send their kids off to school in the morning if they'll come home alive. Our track record as a society proves that statistically we are not capable of being responsible gun owners. And yeah, the statistics may prove that it's a very very very small number of fucked up individuals committing these acts, but... that small number is still enough on it's own to warrant deep concern. And it's not even a number. It's PEOPLE. Dead people. People like you. People like me. They had families and friends and shit to do tomorrow. And then someone killed them. To those few people affected by it, it changed their entire world. Is it any wonder they push so hard to do something to change things?

I'd vote against it, and I'd be sad to lose my guns, but if it actually happened... I can't say I couldn't understand the WHY of it.

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 04, 2018, 12:02:48 PM »
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