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[#] Fri Jun 14 2019 19:44:05 EDT from zooer

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Fri Jun 14 2019 01:36:25 PM EDT from fleeb

Well, there are actors attempting to wedge a large divide using social media as their tool. As in, foreign governments attempting to destabilize the US.

This foreign government did not collude with any political candidate, the foreign government promoted the candidate that would cause the most strife in the country in order to destabilize the U.S.

 

 

Fri Jun 14 2019 06:38:15 PM EDT from ParanoidDelusions

 Libertarians tend to assume the best of human nature and capability - and I find it one of the frailties of Libertarian ideology. 

 Believing that humanity is good can be problematic.

 

Fri Jun 14 2019 06:38:15 PM EDT from ParanoidDelusions

I'm all for a representative Republic decided by a very narrow Democracy because I'm a pessimist about human nature. 

 A democracy is 50.1% percent of the population telling the other 49.9% to fuck off.



[#] Mon Jun 17 2019 11:20:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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History may record that we are at peak tribalism right now. Half of the nation has been brainwashed into believing that the other half are white supremacists.
Come on, really? You only have to zoom out a little bit to see how ridiculous this is.

The funny thing about all of this is that the people who swore to "stick it to the man" back in the 1960's basically won the culture war, they're now running the big corporations, and they now ARE "the man". Twitter, Facebook, and Google are now the entrenched establishment. I wonder how many young people would change their perspective if they started seeing it that way.

Libertarian ideals don't work 100% of the time (which sounds odd coming from the likes of me) but they absolutely work 100% of the time ON THE INTERNET.

[#] Mon Jun 17 2019 18:55:40 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Mon Jun 17 2019 11:20:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
History may record that we are at peak tribalism right now. Half of the nation has been brainwashed into believing that the other half are white supremacists.
Come on, really? You only have to zoom out a little bit to see how ridiculous this is.

The funny thing about all of this is that the people who swore to "stick it to the man" back in the 1960's basically won the culture war, they're now running the big corporations, and they now ARE "the man". Twitter, Facebook, and Google are now the entrenched establishment. I wonder how many young people would change their perspective if they started seeing it that way.

Libertarian ideals don't work 100% of the time (which sounds odd coming from the likes of me) but they absolutely work 100% of the time ON THE INTERNET.

I'm going to have to leave this entire quote, because... all of this. 

In cinema and entertainment, I hate that every movie now has to "subvert" our expectations by making the wicked witch or The Joker sympathetic. 

That isn't subverting the status quo anymore. Maybe when Wicked first came out, this was a novel and interesting spin on the classic tale - but you know what would be subversive today? 

If there were a story about a group claiming they were oppressed by an evil government that was racist, and sexist and homophobic and that was supported by a majority of citizens who shared those same values - and it turned out they were just rebels who wanted to install a dictatorship where they were in control, and the legitimate government was actually noble and just. 

Because *no one* would expect that to be a film plot coming out of Hollywood. 

 



[#] Thu Jun 20 2019 10:43:20 EDT from zooer

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Mon May 20 2019 03:00:04 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
Latest peeve: sites that not only begin autoplaying a video (with or without sound) when you load a page, but then "helpfully" move the video into an overlay on the lower-right corner of the screen when you scroll past its original location.

Someone needs to be beaten hard for this.

Now apparently everything has a picture in picture feature and for some odd reason people think it is fantastic.   I agree, people need to be beaten for this.

The latest is YouTube on the Chrome desktop.  You don't want to watch a video so you click the YouTube logo at the top, the video you don't want to watch pops out, continues playing in a thumbnail size on whatever screen you are on.  WTF is this?  If I wanted to watch the video I would stay on the original page.  

On the android there is a setting... not in the app's settings but in general settings for disabling picture and picture in every app. 
Settings--> Apps & notifications--> Advanced--> Special App access-->  Picture-in-Picture.  Hidden very well and not within the app's features.

I can not find where I can disable picture in picture on the desktop version of Chrome.

 



[#] Thu Jun 20 2019 18:36:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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It doesn't do that on Firefox. Switch to firefox, I guess. Or use HookTube instead of YouTube (change "youtube.com" to "hooktube.com" in any YT video link and it'll play without connecting you to Goolag servers).

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