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Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

probably a big hellen mirren fan, so look for it preloaded with the next apple tv

:dadjoke:

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Fart Sandwiches
Apr 3, 2006



Jim Silly-Balls posted:

that time that apple forced a U2 album onto everyoneís iPhone and it backfired so badly that they had to provide a utility to delete the songs

drat I gotta get on this cause my phone started defaulting to the u2 songs when I start my car. I donít even use Apple Music anymore and I have a few other albums that have letters before U so that has to be intentional

edit: lol I have to contact support

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


Fart Sandwiches posted:

edit: lol I have to contact support

lol F

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005





i deleted it just now without issue from the music app on my phone. didnít realize it was there.

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




who actually is the audience for U2? because i've never met a single person who gave the tiniest poo poo about them

Vinz Clortho
Jul 19, 2004



Sweevo posted:

who actually is the audience for U2?

axolotl farmer
May 17, 2007

Now I'm going to sing the Perry Mason theme


Sweevo posted:

who actually is the audience for U2? because i've never met a single person who gave the tiniest poo poo about them

pseudointellectual gen X:ers who appreciate the 'deep' lyrics and 'intricate' harmonies :jerkbag:

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass





axolotl farmer posted:

pseudointellectual gen X:ers who appreciate the 'deep' lyrics and 'intricate' harmonies :jerkbag:

specifically I think itís that first batch of elder gen xers who just barely escaped being boomers because

Gentle Autist posted:

this was some real boomer poo poo

The_Franz
Aug 8, 2003



Fart Sandwiches posted:

you donít have pms so Iíll ask here. for real I will buy this from you. Iím a huge metal gear geek and I had the shirt when I was younger but I wore it too much and it got ruined. I have hayterís autograph on my original copy of the game I got at toys r us

sorry, not really wanting to get rid of it right now

axolotl farmer posted:

pseudointellectual gen X:ers who appreciate the 'deep' lyrics and 'intricate' harmonies :jerkbag:

p. much, my older gen-x cousins will go to see them live

Gentle Autist
Jun 4, 2003



U2 are a fine band with some good songs. Joshua Tree in particular is good poo poo

But being really into them is some basic bitch poo poo imo

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass





timb is the most basic of bitches

Feisty-Cadaver
Jun 1, 2000
The worms crawl in,
The worms crawl out.

Sweevo posted:

who actually is the audience for U2? because i've never met a single person who gave the tiniest poo poo about them

I have a friend who was super, duper into U2 all the way from HS -> Uni -> adulthood. He's in his 30's now.

why yes he is one of the whitest people I know, why do you ask?

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


Feisty-Cadaver posted:

I have a friend who was super, duper into U2 all the way from HS -> Uni -> adulthood. He's in his 30's now.

why yes he is one of the whitest people I know, why do you ask?

i also had a friend who was super into U2 its a weird disease. oddly enough he was a drummer which is like double wtf when talking about u2

Poopernickel
Oct 28, 2005

electricity bad

Fun Shoe

Gentle Autist posted:

U2 are a fine band with some good songs

this isn't the wrong opinions thread

ultravoices
May 10, 2004

You are about to embark on a great journey. Are you ready, my friend?


u2 has going for it:

the edge made liberal use of echo and delay in a modern rock format so the guitar sounded cool, but it wasn't offputting to normies like those goths
it's just jesusey enough that if your antenna are tuned that way you pick it up
irish-american rah rah rah -- the first station to play u2 in america was wbcn in boston and they did very very well there.
bono was very good looking
modern rock/alternative rock formats on radio have basically forgotten they exist. your alternative throwback station is not busting out zooropa

u2 has not going for it:

bono is a twat
they haven't been relevant for people outside of their age cohort for a long time, yet they still exist and the media keeps caring.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





https://youtu.be/aOzk2RYovVk

PCjr sidecar
Jan 26, 2011

dude, you gotta end it on the rhyme




i prefer the single https://youtu.be/Z6gPSSYxex0

PCjr sidecar
Jan 26, 2011

dude, you gotta end it on the rhyme



Iíd heard it initially on http://www.illegal-art.org/audio/liner.html which is an interesting compilation

KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD
Jul 7, 2012



physX cards

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.


the multi-protocol chat program discussion in the apple thread reminded me of digsby

not as popular as trillian or adium, but had a weird homestar lookin blob dude logo so thats a plus

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


i remembered the logo as soon as you said the name

FMguru
Sep 10, 2003

peed on;
sexually

Raluek posted:

a weird homestar lookin blob dude
ddont dox me

Sniep
Mar 28, 2004

All I needed was that fatty blunt...



King of Breakfast


FMguru posted:

ddont dox me

he didn't say strongsad

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

aww digsby, looks like it was eaten by a social network almost ten years ago, wow

it seemed inevitable, since they added bundleware to their free(?) version in a pivot after a few years. for some reason I remember it having pay features, but maybe I'm thinking of trillium

Captain Foo
May 11, 2004

we vibin'
we slidin'
we breathin'
we dyin'


digg

AlbertFlasher
Feb 14, 2006

Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band


lol kevin rose

polyester concept
Mar 29, 2017





as far as im concerned this is his only legacy

polyester concept fucked around with this message at 16:28 on Jan 7, 2022

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


i remember sendgrid started out with a big stack of fire-sale digg hardware kevin had to unload after everything went pear-shaped lol

Captain Foo
May 11, 2004

we vibin'
we slidin'
we breathin'
we dyin'


Jonny 290 posted:

i remember sendgrid started out with a big stack of fire-sale digg hardware kevin had to unload after everything went pear-shaped lol

i donít think i knew this origin story

afen
Sep 23, 2003

nemo saltat sobrius


what was with that weird couch-surfing (literally) vt220 terminal guy that had a lot of books and a treadmill in his living room?

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




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afen posted:

what was with that weird couch-surfing (literally) vt220 terminal guy that had a lot of books and a treadmill in his living room?

oh god i know exactly who you're talking about. iirc he got evicted and ran off to the woods with his tail between his legs over some awful poo poo that was somewhere on the libertarian <-> sex pest spectrum

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




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afen posted:

what was with that weird couch-surfing (literally) vt220 terminal guy that had a lot of books and a treadmill in his living room?

yospos poster emeritus sneaking mission came through here

http://keithlynch.net/pics/

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




afen posted:

what was with that weird couch-surfing (literally) vt220 terminal guy that had a lot of books and a treadmill in his living room?

his landlord threw him out for blocking up the fire escape with a bookcase. he moved into a shared apartment with a friend and immediately got them both in trouble with the HOA over something he doesn't talk about (meaning it's definitely his fault)

i dug into his story a bit once for a possible F-Plus submission, thinking he might be an entertaining weirdo. but the only funny thing he did was complain about how it took a week to move all his stuff two miles by hand because he can't drive.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


Sweevo posted:

his landlord threw him out for blocking up the fire escape with a bookcase. he moved into a shared apartment with a friend and immediately got them both in trouble with the HOA over something he doesn't talk about (meaning it's definitely his fault)

i dug into his story a bit once for a possible F-Plus submission, thinking he might be an entertaining weirdo. but the only funny thing he did was complain about how it took a week to move all his stuff two miles by hand because he can't drive.

this post is a cornucopia of lmaos and lols from start to end. thank you friend.

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

Sweevo posted:

the only funny thing he did was complain about how it took a week to move all his stuff two miles by hand because he can't drive.

be careful, the printer you carry might be your own

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




he insisted on taking literally every strip of cardboard and piece of wood from his deathtrap book wall, and had to move everything using a hand cart, including those ancient VAXes which probably weight 150lb each.

there was also something about getting tricked by a fake lawyer that i forget the details of, and hints about his rage-quitting his scifi book club after a row over cinema tickets. unfortunately all the juicy stuff seems to have happened IRL and all you get online is his sanitised one-sided version.

trilljester
Dec 7, 2004

"I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I'll have to see the video or something. Someone show me the video."


Jonny 290 posted:

oh god i know exactly who you're talking about. iirc he got evicted and ran off to the woods with his tail between his legs over some awful poo poo that was somewhere on the libertarian <-> sex pest spectrum

Do people still post on Usenet? I thought it was basically the "keep it quiet" piracy network these days.

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




there's a tiny subset of users desperately trying to pretend it's still for text discussion rather than being entirely about movie piracy and child porn.

they're all old-school nerds in their 50s and 60s and mostly spend their time sucking off elon musk, or continuing decades-long flamewars.

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The_Franz
Aug 8, 2003



Sweevo posted:

he insisted on taking literally every strip of cardboard and piece of wood from his deathtrap book wall, and had to move everything using a hand cart, including those ancient VAXes which probably weight 150lb each.

there was also something about getting tricked by a fake lawyer that i forget the details of, and hints about his rage-quitting his scifi book club after a row over cinema tickets. unfortunately all the juicy stuff seems to have happened IRL and all you get online is his sanitised one-sided version.

those vax systems probably pull a few kilowatts just to display some text

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