RaoulDook

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RaoulDook ,

The Valve Index is here already and great. No bullshit like the Quest, just VR that works well. If you have a gaming PC with at least a quad-core and RTX 3060 then you should be good to get started with one. Mine works fine on a 9-year old gaming PC with 6 cores, 16GB RAM, and an RTX 3060TI. The motherboard is that old, the rest of the parts are newer (mostly GPU)

RaoulDook ,

Nah, not buying that after living through 2 decades of the bullshit that 9/11 was used to shove up the ass of America and the rest of the world.

They didn't stop any of the big terrorist attacks like Jan. 6 which we all could see coming just by looking at social media, nor did they stop the Las Vegas concert massacre, or the many other massacres committed by people who always had numerous red flags ignored by authorities and associates. Nah.

RaoulDook ,

The meme was too young to remember ...And Justice for All?

RaoulDook ,

But if you are looking to decrease gun violence, the most sure fire way is going to be to significantly decrease the number of guns.

The issue that we must face in the USA is that is not remotely possible. They are here to stay regardless of what anyone wants. They number in the hundreds of millions and can perpetually exist in silent, dark places that no one knows about. They don't announce their presence with beacons or signals, and could be hidden anywhere.

The way I face that issue is to not worry about it. I take comfort in knowing that violent crime is very rare, and my society is very safe overall, and I carry on doing whatever I want without fear of any of that.

RaoulDook ,

Race is a well documented biological fact actually. It's not subject to political interpretation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3737365/

RaoulDook ,

It think it's debatable about how you define Races, but it's also quite obvious that biological races exist. There are specific differences in the physical biology that separate the races, and common traits among them that identify them as part of the group. Skin color, hair type, bone structure, genetic predisposition to certain diseases, etc. Physical traits are passed from the parents to the children, and when the parents are of different races we get blending of the characteristics and so on. Some Native Americans even have different kinds of teeth than European-Caucasian descended folks do.

Basically it's not something you can choose or change, it's an immutable biological set of characteristics. I don't know what "race" the Jews in Israel are exactly but I suspect it depends a lot on the region their ancestors are from. Many of them might even be the same "race" as Palestinians.

RaoulDook ,

Did you miss the whole section with the tree of races, showing the genetic differences in them? Maybe you didn't make it all the way through?

RaoulDook ,

I don't know, just some mixture of African and Mongolian would be my guess. It would be more appropriate to ask the people in that picture IMO.

RaoulDook ,

I have another idea, which is that I've said all that I care to say about it already and reject your attempts to continue arguing.

You can just carry on believing whatever it is that you want to believe, as that's what you'd do regardless of whatever I said anyway.

RaoulDook ,

So what? I said I don't know already. Do you want to keep on all day about this?

Go ahead and just believe whatever you want about all this, you will do that regardless of what I say.

Likewise there's nothing you can say that would change the facts of reality that I've already stated.

RaoulDook ,

You want to reduce everything into simple concepts just to argue about them. Reality is not that simple, and that's clearly not all that I said about the subject. There's no need to make up your own version of "what I said" when what I actually said is still there in plain text to read in the past comments.

RaoulDook ,

Whatever, you can believe that if it makes you feel good. I'm good either way.

RaoulDook ,

I'm not a ban fan but social media like that is psychological cancer that is definitely harming the young and old mentally.

Kids growing up these days have the burden of the disgusting need for social media self-promotion. They are conditioned that attention and Likes are the most valuable social currency, and waste so much of their valuable youth pursuing that hollow bullshit.

I'm keeping my kids off social media for as long as I can so they can experience growing up without Cloud-automated peer pressure.

RaoulDook ,

The military is not going to do any of that. The US Joint Chiefs have made it clear on multiple occasions that they take their oath of office to uphold the US Constitution very seriously, including at least 2 times in direct opposition to Trump's bullshit.

They basically are the unofficial 4th branch of the US government, and their checks and balances are effective against fascists.

RaoulDook ,

Howard Dean's most famous quote: "BYAAAAH!"

RaoulDook ,

There's no need for an alternative. Twitter is simply not a necessity of any kind in reality.

But use whatever you want, freedom is yours to exercise as you see fit.

Personally I've never wanted to use Twitter, it just made me go "Yuck!" from day 1 of its existence.

RaoulDook ,

Nope

RaoulDook ,

Better people and musicians / composers, I'd say

RaoulDook ,

Google Ads on the webpages of all the webpages on the Internet, similar to their status quo.

I don't think any of us should be concerned about Google's cash flow. It's their job.

RaoulDook ,

Yep it's awesome to be free of all the hassles of city life, living out in the woods basically with room to do whatever. The air is clean and fresh, and I can piss in the yard day or night.

Being close to a small town, I can even access groceries and restaurants within 10 minutes. Fiber internet is available and affordable. Wouldn't trade it for any city.

RaoulDook ,

Yes they should. Ingesting fluoride is bad for you, and it doesn't help your teeth to drink it. That's why small children's toothpaste doesn't have it, because you can't trust them not to eat it. It's only good when applied directly to the teeth, which can be accomplished on a daily basis by using toothpaste with fluoride and/or a mouthwash containing it, both of which you don't drink.

Fluoride is removed from my drinking water by my reverse-osmosis filtration system, along with all the other contaminants like PFAS and lead. I've been drinking fluoride-free water for 10 years, and my teeth are beautiful and healthy. Anyone who drinks bottled water is also probably drinking fluoride-free water since those companies mostly use the same filtration method to produce their bottled water.

RaoulDook ,

If they are so poor that they can't afford toothpaste, and their only option for obtaining fluoride is by drinking tap water, their teeth are going to be absolutely fucked no matter what we put in that tap water. So this is not a good reason.

RaoulDook ,

We should just buy them toothpaste and toothbrushes instead, that would be far more effective to help. Don't buy fluoride to put in the drinking water that nobody needs to drink, and invest that money in toothpaste and toothbrushes to be mailed out for free or whatever.

RaoulDook ,

Sure, here's a good article with lots of info.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3956646/

RaoulDook ,

Go ahead and review it then - their sources are cited.

Evidence has been presented, whether or not you agree with what it says is irrelevant.

RaoulDook ,

Do you have any recipes for cooking human flesh, since you espouse cannibalism? I'm just wondering if you're prepared to practice what you preach.

RaoulDook ,

It's pretty good, hats off to The Onion

RaoulDook ,

You could put neurons in a box and wire it up, and implant a partial personality into it and call it a Magi

RaoulDook ,

Yep that's simple, a common fantasy that people engage in. It is also quite impossible.

RaoulDook ,

In the USA I get 3 weeks paid vacation, 3 personal days, and more sick days than I ever need, about 2-3 accrue per month. But I have a good job, best one I've had yet.

Just an example of what is available out there to look for.

RaoulDook ,

Strangely applicable

RaoulDook ,

Yes, that's how it works with people who have families. They usually want to see their new relative.

Scientology tried to 'derail' star's rape trial by harassing prosecutor, suit says; church calls claim 'false' ( www.latimes.com )

Nearly six months after actor Danny Masterson was convicted of sexually assaulting two fellow members of the Church of Scientology, lawyers for his victims filed a document that contained a stunning new allegation against the faith....

RaoulDook ,

IDK but it gets really creepy if you look at how much of Clearwater, FL they own. Their main building down there is right by city hall and the police dept, so it makes you wonder if they own those too.

I also wonder if they go around fuckin' with people in FL who they see as their enemies. Because it could be legal to shoot them if they were attacking you or threatening to do so.

RaoulDook ,

Yes, human cannibalism is quite disgusting.

RaoulDook ,

I've spent less on both, and more on laptops. I've bought at least 7 laptops over the past 20 years. Have never spent more than $300 on a phone though.

RaoulDook ,

Exactly right. Big laptops are great. My desktop monitors are even more bigasser

RaoulDook ,

I just use a web browser on my laptop, never use mobile banking apps at all. I have accounts with more than 3 financial institutions and this works fine for all.

RaoulDook ,
  • Bart Simpson

Treehouse of Horror episode where Bart gets godlike powers

RaoulDook ,

The higher price of $8.65 for a cheeseburger combo doesn't seem too bad to me. Only one or two places I can think of around here are cheaper than that.

RaoulDook ,

I'm in a rural town in the USA and I have all these options available. 5 minutes away from grocery stores and restaurants, fresh produce and eggs growing in my own backyard. Room for my kids and pets to roam and no HOA and even low amounts of traffic to deal with.

RaoulDook ,

It's because those old games are good and fun

RaoulDook ,

It's the shutdown processes of uploading the life-memory-consciousness to the God-cloud

RaoulDook ,

It's somebody else's server (clouds) and somebody else's office (yours instead of theirs)

RaoulDook ,

It's not bullshit at all. It is a lot better for cars that are being used to not shoot out smoke from combusting refined oil. There will always be cars in use, so it will always be better for them to not shoot out smoke.

It's not possible for all workers to live inside dense cities and use public transport and work in offices or at home. MANY other jobs are out there and still need doing every day. Everyone who physically maintains all of our critical infrastructure, manufacturing, and food supply industries is pretty much going to commute to work one way or another. Millions of those people don't live in cities with public transport and/or don't work where public transport can take them to. EVs are an improvement for all of those necessary use cases, because the vehicles they need could not be shooting out smoke.

RaoulDook ,

That's an issue, but it's not an issue for your job to solve for you, especially not when "solving" it would negatively impact the rest of the coworkers who prefer the benefits of WFH.

The most common advice I've seen about stuff like that is to get involved in hobbies that have clubs or groups that meet in your free time. You can try out new things or join a club about stuff you're already interested in, and you'll meet people doing stuff that you're interested in and sometimes they can become your friends.

RaoulDook ,

I'm all for WFH and EVs personally. Haven't bought an EV yet but I would like to have a non-spyware-laden one for a reasonable price.

RaoulDook ,

Everyone should have protections against racism, but I'm sure whatever the Trumptards are doing is probably wrong.

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