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docbeard
Jul 18, 2011

Modern worldly poster

spit on my clit posted:

real talk its kinda hosed up that we call the dead thread zone the "gas chamber", im surprised nobody ever had a problem with this even in the current day and age

(i get five thousand reddit upvotes) (lowtax descends from his wheelchair to suck my dick)

I think this was brought up in QCS once. I think the general response was either apathy or the revelation that the gas chamber name is a bit of load-bearing forums code and if we change it half the forum breaks and Lowtax's knees fall off.

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spit on my clit
Jul 19, 2015

by Cyrano4747


docbeard posted:

I think this was brought up in QCS once. I think the general response was either apathy or the revelation that the gas chamber name is a bit of load-bearing forums code and if we change it half the forum breaks and Lowtax's knees fall off.

how many more tens of thousands of dollars a month need to be donated so that he can hire some fresh-out-of-college-ready-to-be-exploited programmer to fix the authentic italian-style spaghetti code the forums have been strung upon for ages?

edit: besides, ZDR almost destroyed the forums when he purged his own posts out of fear of being found out on one thing or another and nobody cared about that.

spit on my clit has a new favorite as of 19:38 on Oct 15, 2019

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



docbeard posted:

I think this was brought up in QCS once. I think the general response was either apathy or the revelation that the gas chamber name is a bit of load-bearing forums code and if we change it half the forum breaks and Lowtax's knees fall off.

Some of them were cowardly trying to give it a different origin.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018


I don't think the infamous 2016 DNC Fight Song video is really that bad

yeah I eat ass
Mar 14, 2005

only people who enjoy my posting can replace this avatar

Gripweed posted:

I don't think the infamous 2016 DNC Fight Song video is really that bad

the only thing keeping me sane after reading this opinion is the fact that gripweed posted it and therefore is probably just trolling

spit on my clit
Jul 19, 2015

by Cyrano4747


Gripweed posted:

I don't think the infamous 2016 DNC Fight Song video is really that bad

I prefer the DNZ fight song video.

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Hardcover books are terrible.

Here's a thing you're going to need to hold in your hands for an extended period, so let's make it as big and heavy as possible. Oh, and if you want to be able to skip back and forth to find different things that's going to be awkward to do as well.

Paperbacks are just better and, outside of some issues with illustrations and shoddy formatting , ebooks are better still. Plus hardcover books cost more. Pay more to get a worse product.

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



I don't feel like I have to worry about automation or the singularity event decades down the line. I know it seems counterintuitive but I don't feel that a skynet situation is inevitable.

Collapsing Farts
Jun 29, 2018

💀

We will invent skynet eventually, created in the internets image

all it will be interested in doing is watching porn and calling kids racial slurs in videogames

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Collapsing Farts posted:

We will invent skynet eventually, created in the internets image

all it will be interested in doing is watching porn and calling kids racial slurs in videogames

Greg Stolze posted:

Georgle is the second incarnation of the first spontaneously-arising machine consciousness (q.v.). He developed in the year 110 BYGIT (see History) out of an advanced Internet (q.v.) search engine. ... This time, however, instead of becoming obsessed with conspiracy theories, the sentience (officially named Nike Disney Citibank Sponsored Machine Entity) became obsessed with pornography and, after a protracted legal battle to establish its identity, emancipated itself from its owners and changed its name to Georgle. Georgle did, and still does, a pretty good job of finding information for people on the Internet, unless theyre looking for niche porno. In that case, he does an embarrassingly incredible job.

-- ... in Spaaaze! Core Rules by Greg Stolze

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018


mass market paperback is the perfect book format

yeah I eat ass
Mar 14, 2005

only people who enjoy my posting can replace this avatar

Tiggum posted:

Hardcover books are terrible.

Here's a thing you're going to need to hold in your hands for an extended period, so let's make it as big and heavy as possible. Oh, and if you want to be able to skip back and forth to find different things that's going to be awkward to do as well.

Paperbacks are just better and, outside of some issues with illustrations and shoddy formatting , ebooks are better still. Plus hardcover books cost more. Pay more to get a worse product.

Hardcover is superior, but for non-reading related reasons. Like if you want to collect books, obviously a paperback collection is just going to look cheap and get worn down much faster.

That said, since mass production became a thing there hasn't really been any book in our lifetimes (that we have access to, at least - there's probably some "mistake" books that had extremely limited production but you'd probably only get those by accident) that's worth collecting.

And that brings me to my other opinion to tie this in with the automation ones: mass production and automation has is a bad thing. It has completely ruined the value of our "stuff". Nothing is worth keeping around because you can just buy a new one in a year.

The Luddites were right and we should bring that way of thinking back and roll back our manufacturing technology a few decades or so. It would make things less convenient and more expensive, sure, but I think it would be for the greater good.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018


yeah i eat rear end apparently unaware of the concept of out of print books

yeah I eat ass
Mar 14, 2005

only people who enjoy my posting can replace this avatar

Do you mean the ones that are intentionally limited production and marketed as "collectible"? because thats cheating and I would not have them in my currently non-existent collection

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018


yeah I eat rear end posted:

Do you mean the ones that are intentionally limited production and marketed as "collectible"? because thats cheating and I would not have them in my currently non-existent collection

No, i mean books that had a print run, but aren't being printed anymore. It's actually very rare for books to be kept in print for several years, unless they're written by big name authors. If you want, like, Cool War by Frederick Pohl, you're going to have to track down a used copy because it's out of print.

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Gripweed posted:

If you want, like, Cool War by Frederick Pohl, you're going to have to track down a used copy because it's out of print.

Or just download it. Ebooks win again.

docbeard
Jul 18, 2011

Modern worldly poster

yeah I eat rear end posted:

And that brings me to my other opinion to tie this in with the automation ones: mass production and automation has is a bad thing. It has completely ruined the value of our "stuff". Nothing is worth keeping around because you can just buy a new one in a year.

Good. Stuff should get used, not just take up space because it's 'valuable'.

Take your goddamn toys out of the goddamn box and play with them. Read your books and those suckers had better be worn and dog-eared when you're done.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018


Another example is different editions. Yes, Guy Smith's Crab books are technically still in print in omnibus form. But they have the most garbage covers



Compare that to the wonderful painted covers of the older editions

Sunswipe
Feb 5, 2016

STILL ANGRY ABOUT CHEESE


Huh, I didn't know Garth Marenghi had ever published his stuff under an alias.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018


Sunswipe posted:

Huh, I didn't know Garth Marenghi had ever published his stuff under an alias.

Guy Smith is the direct inspiration for Garth Mahrengi

Sunswipe
Feb 5, 2016

STILL ANGRY ABOUT CHEESE


I have learnt something today.

Two things, if you include discovering that "Guy Smith" is one of the most generic bad aliases I can think of.

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



I still feel quite traumatized by my reading of 1984 and by news of any resemblances towards it.

Aramek
Dec 22, 2007

Cutest tumor in all of Oncology!

Brave New World is way better and way more accurate.

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Im just glad we had Orwell to warn us of the dangers of socialism

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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If only Venezuela listened...

Shibawanko
Feb 13, 2013

someday he would have an anchor tattooed on his chest

1984 is a dumb book with a cartoonish idea of dystopia

CYBEReris
Dec 15, 2007



nothing says anti-authoritarianism like handing in a list of pinko anti-white and queer thought criminals to british intelligence

yeah I eat ass
Mar 14, 2005

only people who enjoy my posting can replace this avatar

The mullet is a good haircut.

BaldDwarfOnPCP
Jun 26, 2019



Tiggum posted:

Hardcover books are terrible.

Here's a thing you're going to need to hold in your hands for an extended period, so let's make it as big and heavy as possible. Oh, and if you want to be able to skip back and forth to find different things that's going to be awkward to do as well.

Paperbacks are just better and, outside of some issues with illustrations and shoddy formatting , ebooks are better still. Plus hardcover books cost more. Pay more to get a worse product.

Once a paperback has been read x number of times the spine goes out.

That being said youre mostly right.

Trade paperbacks are the superior choice.

E: you can get hardbacks for like 5 or 10 bucks at Costco a few months out from initial publication

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005


The most prescient dystopian novel written in the 20th century was Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner.

spit on my clit
Jul 19, 2015

by Cyrano4747


yeah I eat rear end posted:

The mullet is a good haircut.

Gotta disagree, it looks all nasty in the back. The only man who could pull it off is Huey Lewis.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



And Jaromir Jagr.

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


and Francisco de Miranda

BaldDwarfOnPCP
Jun 26, 2019



Edgar Allen Ho posted:

Im just glad we had Orwell to warn us of the dangers of socialism

He could have warned against the dangers of gin.

Well sort of he did.

doverhog
May 31, 2013

Sometimes I just get tired of thinking of all the things that I do not wanna do. All the things that I do not wanna be. Places I do not wanna go.


Enough about Orwell, what you guyes think about Gibson? It's a bit ridiculous at times but he didn't have the benefit of hindsight, he was making this poo poo up before it happened.

spit on my clit
Jul 19, 2015

by Cyrano4747


doverhog posted:

Enough about Orwell, what you guyes think about Gibson? It's a bit ridiculous at times but he didn't have the benefit of hindsight, he was making this poo poo up before it happened.

Doverhog is actually Projared

yeah I eat ass
Mar 14, 2005

only people who enjoy my posting can replace this avatar

I thought braveheart and the patriot were good but he shouldn't have said those things about jewish people.

BaldDwarfOnPCP
Jun 26, 2019



doverhog posted:

Enough about Orwell, what you guyes think about Gibson? It's a bit ridiculous at times but he didn't have the benefit of hindsight, he was making this poo poo up before it happened.


Gibson got something wrong and it was about states. He thought corporations would trump states but it turns out it didnt work that way.

doverhog
May 31, 2013

Sometimes I just get tired of thinking of all the things that I do not wanna do. All the things that I do not wanna be. Places I do not wanna go.


BaldDwarfOnPCP posted:

Gibson got something wrong and it was about states. He thought corporations would trump states but it turns out it didnt work that way.

Are you sure about that? Who do you think payes Trump and both parties for the decisions they make?

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doverhog
May 31, 2013

Sometimes I just get tired of thinking of all the things that I do not wanna do. All the things that I do not wanna be. Places I do not wanna go.


spit on my clit posted:

Doverhog is actually Projared

Who is that?

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