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by Morality124
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Gentoo/Funtoo Linux and Derivatives
Topic: Poettering: "Gentoo is to distributions what Bitcoin is to money"
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Poettering: "Gentoo is to distributions what Bitcoin is to money"

It seems he attempted to joke that compiling ebuilds and mining bitcoins are both huge electricity consumers and heat waste producers Oh so that's what he was trying to say? :lol: The plebs don't need the privilege of compiling their own software... they can rely on the multitude of authoritative c...
by Morality124
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Inserting flaws for reseach
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Inserting flaws for reseach

Greg K-H would be very familiar with buggy kernel code given his repertoire (5.4.x was his baby after all during the Linus sabbatical, a release family that was well known for stability /s).
by Morality124
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: in your ear
Replies: 130
Views: 9850

Re: in your ear

by Morality124
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Redirect www.otw20.com to otw20.com
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Redirect www.otw20.com to otw20.com

cokey wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:59 pm Oh ffs. Just seen this. I'll do it when I get back. I already had to change it once to https://
Still broken.
by Morality124
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US has a new pullout date for Afganistan
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: US has a new pullout date for Afganistan

If you use a media-marketable, talking-point withdrawal date, that makes it more likely to happen. /s
by Morality124
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Tech
Topic: Cryptocurrency
Replies: 22
Views: 609

Re: Cryptocurrency

https://www.forexlive.com/Cryptocurrency/!/china-is-testing-its-digital-yuan-may-come-with-a-use-by-date-20210406 fyi China Creates its Own Digital Currency, a First for Major Economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF0kKpdKSNA I'll say it's "digital" like crypto in that both involve a co...
by Morality124
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Gentoo/Funtoo Linux and Derivatives
Topic: Poettering: "Gentoo is to distributions what Bitcoin is to money"
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: Poettering: "Gentoo is to distributions what Bitcoin is to money"

Systemd is to sane software as excrement is to cream. Poettering is to developers what Melissa McCarthy is to comedy. I have a theory though... considering the usual Gentoo cabal developers strongly emulate Poettering at this point, maybe Lennart is really insulting aspects of himself he doesn't li...
by Morality124
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: UK Stuff
Topic: Prince Philip dead at 99
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: Prince Philip dead at 99

I can't get away from this - I'm frantically switching wireless stations (thank god I don't watch television anymore) and it's all : I had constipation and the duke looked at me and I was healed. He designed a Land Rover !!! He single handedly fought Hitler !!!!! The Vanuatu considered him a GOD (i...
by Morality124
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: in your ear
Replies: 130
Views: 9850

Re: in your ear

by Morality124
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: Last film you watched
Replies: 94
Views: 6256

Re: Last film you watched

the joker doesn't have a backstory, the point of having multiple backstories is that he is an impulsive liar and a manipulative asshole. It is by far one of the most amazing ways to convey the disturbed mind the joker has without beating you over the head with it. Yeah seriously... this is no diffe...
by Morality124
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: Last film you watched
Replies: 94
Views: 6256

Re: Last film you watched

How the blueprints were found is unimportant because it adds to the mystery, infamy of The Penguin. Have to totally disagree here. It just makes Bruce Wayne's operation look completely incompetent, and it's just a plot convenience. What you have just described is most definitely an example of hidin...
by Morality124
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Welcome to OTW 2.0
Topic: OTW 2.0 with Dark Reader
Replies: 1
Views: 143

OTW 2.0 with Dark Reader

Just an FYI, for those looking for a dark theme, that OTW 2.0 works really well with the Dark Reader browser addon (for Chromium and Firefox among others) and default addon settings:

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by Morality124
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Add labels to post action buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Add labels to post action buttons

I'm noticing that compared to Gentoo Forums I am having more instance of pressing the wrong post action button (for example quoting a post when I meant to edit, etc.), and I think I found the reason why - the new PHPBB3 theme uses unlabelled buttons: https://i.imgur.com/2u2JPsj.png while Gentoo foru...
by Morality124
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: Last film you watched
Replies: 94
Views: 6256

Re: Last film you watched

The problem I have with Nolan is that he gets pedantic with his stories. Leave something out for the viewers imagination. Fair enough, but by contrast in the Tim Burton Batman case there's a difference between leaving out details for the viewers imagination and underdeveloped stories/plot holes (fo...
by Morality124
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: COVID
Replies: 321
Views: 20707

Re: COVID

Didn't see that coming Government plans for a Covid passport scheme will start to be trialled this month at a series of pilot events. Hmmm. Slippery slope here we come. The year is 2025 and parliament has agreed to renew the passport scheme for an unprecedented 12th time on the basis that the swahi...
by Morality124
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: Last film you watched
Replies: 94
Views: 6256

Re: Last film you watched

Morality124 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:54 pm[...]
I'll further note that style over substance is such the norm now (see JJ Abrams) that I've even less time for mediocre screenplays. While style over substance may have served a technical purpose in terms of creative innovation and whatnot, that purpose is much less applicable today.
by Morality124
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: Last film you watched
Replies: 94
Views: 6256

Re: Last film you watched

Tim Burton is an artist. Even when has nothing to say, he has plenty to show. Each shot of his highly regarded films are masterpiece visual aesthetic. Compare that with Nolan, who copiously borrows from David Fincher and Michael Mann. If directors borrow what works and use it effectively while tell...
by Morality124
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: Last film you watched
Replies: 94
Views: 6256

Re: Last film you watched

Nolan also has nothing to say. He just does it in a more stylized way. JJ and Nolan are two faces of the same coin. Tim Burton's Batman is closer to JJ Abrams than Nolan's Batman, that is style over substance and a screenplay that lacks depth, narrative payoff, themes etc. Batman Begins built up th...
by Morality124
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: Last film you watched
Replies: 94
Views: 6256

Re: Last film you watched

notageek wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:26 am Nolan also has nothing to say. He just does it in a more stylized way.

JJ and Nolan are two faces of the same coin.
Tim Burton's Batman is closer to JJ Abrams than Nolan's Batman, that is style over substance and a screenplay that lacks depth, narrative payoff, themes etc.
by Morality124
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Entertainment and Media
Topic: Last film you watched
Replies: 94
Views: 6256

Re: Last film you watched

notageek wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:54 pm See it first and you'll know why he deserves it.
Like dont_think_twice said, at least Nolan sticks to original movies that may suck... JJ Abrams ruins classic franchises over and over again. Nolan self-contains his failures, and that alone is reason why he's not a problem.