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There is a sizeable portion of modern tech that is right wing and/or survivalist/libertarian.
And they also believe that they are being persecuted and discriminated against thanks to liberal policies aimed at improving racial and gender equality.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
For example, don't set cars on fire.

Who are you directing this to? Does Antifa read TR?
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Well there we just disagree.  I think Trump is a bad president.  I think he is bad for our country, and doing bad things. But I also do not think this is Armageddon. really affecting me or anyone I give a shit about.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Gotta love those middle class liberals who are so down with setting cars on fire.
Yes, you do. That's an order.
What's an acceptable number?
Oh, please. They'll cave. They always do.
New California declares 'independence' from California in bid to become 51st state
"The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny," the group, led in part by vice chairman Robert Paul Preston, declared in a document published online.

"After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono-party politics the State of California and many of it's 58 Counties have become ungovernable," the group said in a statement, citing a "decline in essential basic services" including education, law enforcement, infrastructure and health care.
General Discussion / Reasons To Be Cheerful
Reasons To Be Cheerful--an antidote and a cross platform project
What is Reasons To Be Cheerful?                     

I imagine, like a lot of you who look back over the past year, it seems like the world is going to Hell. I wake up in the morning, look at the paper, and go, "Oh no!"

I can't help but to read this opening as if it were part of a Talking Heads song.

Often I'm depressed for half the day. It doesn't matter how you voted on Brexit, the French elections or the U.S. election--many of us of all persuasions and party affiliations feel remarkably similar.

As a kind of remedy and possibly as a kind of therapy, I started collecting good news that reminded me, "Hey, there's actually some positive stuff going on!" Almost all of these initiatives are local, they come from cities or small regions who have taken it upon themselves to try something that might offer a better alternative than what exits. Hope is often local. Change begins in communities.

I will post thoughts, images and audio relating to this initiative on whichever platform seems suitable and I'll welcome contributions from others, if they follow the guidelines I've set for myself.
Arts and Entertainment / Re: Thor: Ragnarok
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
It's you. You're the asteroid.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
asteroids aren't all bad.

one of em killed off the dinosaurs.
Which cleared the ecological slate, leading to the rise of mammals, and eventually, Trump.

On the other hand, it also led to Conan O'Brien, who announced he's taking his show to Haiti

Computers and Technology / I thought it was just a joke
But it's not. SpaceX's 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket Readies for Launch

The car will be launched in January 2018 with the first Falcon Heavy on elliptical orbit around the Sun. There were conflicting reports that the payload was "made up", but Musk and many SpaceX employees later clarified that the payload is legitimate. According to Elon Musk, it could stay drifting in space for one billion years. The sound system onboard the car will play the song Space Oddity by David Bowie and there will be a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in the glovebox, along with a towel and a sign saying Don't Panic.
I hope they welded the wheels on, and any other parts that might shake loose and damage the rocket during ascent. I want to see the landing sequence of the three reusable boosters, but that won't happen if it comes apart at launch. On the other hand, I think it's safe to assume the payload will be seen in the live video stream, as with most non-classified missions. I wonder if there will be any unexpected effects of exposing the car to space. Are the seats padded with closed-cell foam, perhaps? That could be amusing.

Technical Issues and Questions / Re: Embedding Tweets?
Well, when I tried Chromium and it worked, I knew it had to be cached content fucking something up in just this instance of Chrome. And clearing the cache fixed it. But it took a minute or two for the fix to be applied. I'd guess it was a problem fetching one of the hundreds of Javascript frameworks kids these days love to use, leaving my browser with a stale cached copy that eventually failed to function properly.
Technical Issues and Questions / Re: Embedding Tweets?
Looks like the problem is with Chrome. It doesn't work Incognito either, so that rules out extensions. But it embeds correctly in Edge.
Technical Issues and Questions / Re: Embedding Tweets?
Seems to be broken today.

If they were black, this would have happened instead.

But if you are white, the prosecutor will deliberately act to get the case thrown out and won't even be sanctioned for it. 
Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
Retirement Planning vs. Quest for the Amulet of Nargoth: Which Is Right for Me?
You've done the research, and you know what you want. Now, Make a plan and stick with it. Keep in mind that it's natural to encounter bumps along the way--an unexpected layoff, a second baby, your travelling companion resurrected as an undead minion choking you in your sleep. Assess, act accordingly, and keep going, never forgetting that swords are useless against skeletons. Use a hammer.