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I remember these guys coming to my school and dumping a bunch of sand on the table. It was supposed to be impressive or something. They were sold as exiled monks who just wanted to be holy and practice their religion. It was dumb. The world wasn’t going to be worse off without their sand art and if they wanted to do it and we cared so much they could do it here, but it didn’t seem reasonable at the time that China was banning sand art or quietly humming to yourself. I found a video of the Dali Lama and didn’t see a man with sacred knowledge. The idea of picking some random child to be the pope of the mountain was never sufficiently romantic enough to make me care.

It’s like the people who say China was oppressing them for doing yoga in the park. “That’s all we were doing, I swear”. You’ve got to be a certain kind of person to buy this.

I’m going to Cuba just as soon as my passport comes in. I’m so done. There’s not much left to save here.

// as an aside, I just watched the last of us. Great show, but this sort of world isn’t what people here think people would be like after the apocalypse. It’s how they think they already are. It’s not just the government that’s the problem. There’s something wrong with people. They are stupid, pig-headed, servile, fantasy minded people who hate and fear everything and everyone but their masters. The whole lot of them, and there’s nothing to be done about it.



The web should be broken into nooks of a thousand gardens. The superficial web should be entirely smashed. The majority of the web should be crazy, personally hosted websites off of someones personal computer. There should be no more cloud, no more server farms. We should land an artillery shell into the middle of google’s, facebook’s, etc, warehouse and see what happens.


It’s a sin to speak that name in vain


Steam and emulators work great but somethings are more complicated. As far as games your confined inside the steam environment unless you’re willing to do extra work.


It doesn’t contain nuclear components because we defined it to be outside of the definition of nuclear components. Just like the US isn’t involved in gain-of-function because it would defined beyond the definition. That’s how they smugly say their bullshit thinking anyone else is going to play their game


“I, as most people, assumed the banks weren’t interested in playing stupid games after 2008”

I don’t remember that being the common consensus.


It’s insane Linux is still at 2%. There are distributions that are more user friendly than Windows. They come with preinstalled tools that meet user needs you didn’t even know existed. Linux, as it stands today, is better than Windows in every category, not even considering all of the reasons to not use Windows. So why is Windows still dominating the PC space? Maybe because this shift in layman-utility is only a few years old, you often have to go out of your way --requiring the knowledge of how to install an OS – to use Linux, pre-builds mask the cost of Windows and remove the choice, and a general bias against the unfamiliar.




Imagine how it would be if 55% of the press followed the same line.



I don’t think China should be more cautious just because the US is being melodramatic. The article tries to end with a conciliatory conclusion, but China shouldn’t voluntarily concede ground to appease an irrational response.

Too many other countries and domestic politicals have made that mistake. The US will not be appeased. If you give ground they will strengthen their position against you while demanding further appeasements.


China already has chip manufacturing capabilities especially if you include Taiwan. The US can’t even get its trains and airports to work properly. As much as I’d love a stronger industrial base, it’s not going to happen without a major overhaul.




Was that in the works? Was the US trying to build up a manufacturing capability for Solar Panels. If the US wants something China has they could try asking for it. They could also fund their own R&D.

I bet China would be open to joint development with the US, but the US has to decide whether it wants a trade war or cooperation.


I can’t remember the last time I had to use HP software. They’re a bad company that’s easy to avoid. Windows is becoming easier to avoid as well. I have a copy of Windows 10 installed on another HDD, but I almost never have to use it.


The US knows Ukraine is a sunk cost and want to make other nations accept the same disadvantage to cover their own loss.


seconded. Torrenting is safe and easy. The more people torrenting the more accessible files and information becomes. It also provides the only argument against corporate raising of prices and lowering of standards. They treat you poorly because they think you can. Torrenting is the counter response.

1337X is my go to for movies and TV. Pirate Bay is always a great option.
Transmission is a free and open source client.