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ArugulaZ

@ArugulaZ@kbin.social

Gaming enthusiast, writer, artist, and social media ronin. Current denizen of the Dork Web, aka federated media. Doesn't play well with others.

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Twitter alternative Post News is shutting down ( www.theverge.com )

Post News, a Twitter alternative that emerged in the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, is shutting down. Noam Bardin, the platform’s founder and former CEO of Waze, writes that Post News “is not growing fast enough to become a real business or a significant platform.”...

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Sounds like Cohost is circling the bowl, too. And what happened to that social network started by two teenage girls? There were so many of these damn things I couldn't keep track of it all. It was like the web search industry before the Google meteor struck.

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"You've gone to the DEAD of the Class! Say hi to Howard Hesseman for me!"
(audience hoots and cheers wildly)

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Gee, who ever thought there would be racist content from a site owned by Apartheid Boy? And of course, he probably denies it exists in spite of clear evidence to the contrary. He literally defamed the Anti-Defamation League when they called him out on him jerking it to his Nazi fantasies. Then I think he cried to his mommy, who looks like the Bride of Frankenstein.

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I keep thinking of ditching Kbin for Lemmy, because Kbin is down more often than I'd like, and I presume Lemmy is healthier. However, I've gotten quite used to this place, and am not eager to start anew elsewhere.

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Peak Trump would be him saying "she's not my type," as he's raping her.

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I was saying this over on YouTube... it's his responsibility to report tech developments accurately and responsibly, because today's tech developments are tomorrow's history. Future nerds need to know the score! Scooty-Puff Junior suuuuuuuucks!

Members of self-proclaimed anti-government group ‘God’s Misfits’ held in killings of Kansas women ( apnews.com )

Two Kansas women who vanished as they tried to pick up children for a birthday party two weeks ago were killed over a custody dispute involving a group of anti-government Oklahomans calling themselves “God’s Misfits,” authorities said Monday....

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Perfect for leftovers!

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Oh wow, that is peak kill-billy. You can almost smell the meth.

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I think I blew up that KFC when I played Mercenaries on the Xbox...

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Elementary, my dear Mr. Putin.

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Kbin shows a picture of Data from Star Trek smoking a pipe.

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I've tried frolicking. All those hairs get stuck in my teeth, though.

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RFK Jr. is a piece of dog shit drying in the hot summer sun. I can't imagine in any universe this guy (who makes me wish there was a Sirhan Sirhan Jr.) draining votes from Joe Biden when their views are diametrically opposed.

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Dude, you're only comparable to Man-Bear-Pig.

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Forward compatibility? I get backward compatibility, but FORWARD compatibility?

‘Romeo & Juliet’ Play Starring Tom Holland and Francesca Amewaduh-Rivers Faces ‘Barrage of Racial Abuse,’ Producer Says ‘This Must Stop’ ( variety.com )

The Jamie Lloyd Company has hit back after its production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” has been the subject of what they call a “barrage of deplorable racial abuse” aimed at an unnamed cast member....

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Honestly, we do see a lot of this casting in the 21st century. A familiar character becomes black, whether it's Annie or The Little Mermaid, and it leaves me ambivalent. However, in the case of Romeo and Juliet, it actually makes sense to have a racial component injected into the story. They are from warring families, correct? Race could be another point of conflict for them.

(Besides, Shakespeare has been famously open to interpretation. Is Shylock a villain, comic relief, or a tragic victim of prejudice in his own time? That's up to the director of the play, or the film.)

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I see your point, but it is also a little weird when a previously established black character is made white, or at least less black, in the casting. Apparently during TMNT's grimdark period, before the cartoon, their April O'Neil was bi-racial. Baxter Stockman was black, but when the TMNT cartoon came out in 1987, both were white.

I wasn't familiar with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles until the very kid-friendly cartoon, so it didn't bother me. I mean, this was my first introduction to these characters, right? I had no idea. But fast forward to now, when it's very strongly canon that Baxter Stockman is black, and the 1987 Baxter Stockman, who's a hybrid of Dr. Brown from Back to the Future and Jeff Goldblum's bug in The Fly, does seem a little... off.

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Mm, white danish. That's the one with the white cheesecake goo on the top, right?

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I mean, I would suggest she'd be like green or blue or something, like regular fish. You know, camouflage for being underwater. Something down there in the briny deep has got to have a taste for mermaids.

(For top accuracy, all Little Mermaids from this point forward must have a strong resemblance to a manatee. Is Kathy Bates from Misery available?)

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That won't result in certain doom for the video game industry, no sir!

I was too young to fully appreciate the scope of the first death of the video game industry, but if it happens again, I'll be paying very close attention. People will want a post mortem, and I may as well be the one to document it. (Maybe Microsoft will have to bury the Xbox brand in the same landfill where they uncovered all those E.T. cartridges.)

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Quick, somebody go back in time and convince JK Rowling to write about a raccoon who shoots rainbow sparkles out of his butt!

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Spiced Coke is almost drinkable. I regret to say that Coke Space and the various other recent flavors do not meet that standard.

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Joke's on you! Humans will be extinct by 2531. Maybe by 2031 if Trump becomes president again.

Donald Trump has posted a $175 million bond to avert asset seizure as he appeals NY fraud penalty ( apnews.com )

Donald Trump posted a $175 million bond on Monday in his New York civil fraud case, halting collection of the more than $454 million he owes and preventing the state from seizing his assets to satisfy the debt while he appeals, according to a court filing. ...

'Hamas mouthpiece': Netanyahu lauds new law allowing him to shut Al-Jazeera in Israel ( www.haaretz.com )

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the law's passing, saying that "Al Jazeera has harmed Israel's security, actively participated in the October 7 massacre, and incited against IDF soldiers. It's time to remove Hamas' mouthpiece from our country."...

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This dude gives me the same vibes as Mojo Jojo in that episode of The Powerpuff Girls, where he's protected by a bunch of dumb hippies.

"Not so fast, Mojo Jojo!"
"Help, I'm being oppressed!"
"Not so fast, Powerpuff Girls!"

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Isn't Erdogan that thing Jason Blood turns into in DC comics?

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They should call it the "Waffle Hovel" to skirt copyright.

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Not so smart to buy, it would seem!

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But they can't sell you more shit if they didn't have planned obsolescence baked in!
(It's a little sobering realizing that technology is old enough to be, you know, OLD. Nothing about this is novel to anybody anymore. We're way, way past being impressed by two lines batting a dot around.)

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The Reuben is up there. A delightful combination of creamy (Swiss), hearty (Rye), salty (corned beef), sweet (Thousand Island dressing), and tart (sauerkraut). Those are like, the Power Rangers of sandwich ingredients. When they combine, the end result is unstoppable.

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Those things aren't like the K9 unit in the C.O.P.S. cartoon, or even like Goddard in Jimmy Neutron. They're terrestrial drones. Comparing them to dogs is either incredibly generous to them or incredibly insulting to the dogs.

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(Steve Huffman can be seen in the background, tightening his strap-on and applying a generous amount of lube)

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Vaguely related: why the hell was it so hard for me to start Borderlands 3 on my Xbox? It's like, dude, I don't need your annoying third party service. This is still a game system, not a computer, right? Just... just let me press start and start the game without signing up for some other crap.

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Hardware wise, that's been pretty much the case forever (example: Atari 5200 is a consolized Atari 400 computer), but it's that simplified interface and the instant gratification that makes the distinction between the two. On a game system: insert game. Press start. Play game. On a computer? Tons and tons and tons of loading and file management and updates and passwords and downloads and accepting EULAs and Oh God now it's crashed and I have to start the damn thing all over again.

Game consoles satisfy that urgent need for "ME GAME NOW." At least, they used to. In the olden times, you could start a game in the time it takes for you to drop a quarter in the machine and press 1P. Now, it seems like game companies do everything within their power to delay that dopamine fix on consoles... which is uncomfortably close to the gaming experience on computers. "Another cut scene? Gee, great. It's not like I started this video game to play a video game."

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    Once again... THEY DON'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES BOOMERS DID. There are no savings to spare when the price for everything has been artificially inflated. Maybe stop gouging them with a financial ice pick, and they'll have the money to save.

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    Remember when that living scrotum Rupert Murdoch used "refrigerators" as an example of a luxury expense on his news network, Listen to Everything the Decaying Billionaire Tells You? A fridge was a luxury expense in 1890, when you were born, but not now.

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    You know, when Marie Antoinette said stuff like this, her words were immediately halted by the "shing" of a guillotine. ♫ Just sayin'! ♫

    ArugulaZ , (edited ) to TenForward: Where Every Vulcan Knows Your Name
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    "On the next episode of Deep Space Nine! Tensions rise when Miles O'Brien's wife is possessed by a sadistic, emasculating space demon, and he can't tell the difference."

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    @match
    Keiko Jr.: "I don't care that I look like this! You still have obligations to your wife... intimate obligations!"
    Miles: "Nope nope nope nope..."
    (opens airlock)
    Miles: "...nope nope nope whoooooa..."

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    Sure blew up Dr. Oz's political career.

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    Good GOD, man. I literally said "EWWWWWWW!!!" when I read this. This is like the genocidal version of Gene Hackman's plans in the Superman film.

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    What is it about this man that makes me instantly break into a limerick?

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    I'd suggest this guy get the yogurt enema that was so popular at Kellogg during its early days.

    (You know what cures those deviant sexual urges? Having thick white liquid injected into your rectum.)

    Programmer Skyfloogle, has released Red Viper, an updated virtual-boy emulator for the 3DS. ( github.com )

    From the github description: "A Virtual Boy emulator for the Nintendo 3DS continuing mrdanielps's work on r3Ddragon, which is itself based on Reality Boy / Red Dragon. It uses a dynamic recompiler with busywait detection and a hardware-accelerated renderer to achieve high performance on the 3DS's limited hardware."

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    I covered this on my own magazine. Let me tell you, it's really good. Virtual Boy games make a near-perfect transition to the 3DS, and you don't have to smash your face into a visor for the 3D effects. (You will still get eyestrain, though.) You can, technically, play it on a 2DS, but it's like drinking non-alcoholic beer... what's even the point?

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    They paid Lemur Boy $200 million dollars? Talk about failing upward. With that kind of money, it's no wonder he told Reddit users to fuck off. He'll never have to worry about criticism, or anything, ever.

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