#9001
engaged in a life and death struggle with the pdf file format
#9002

againstthemoon posted:

whenever i go out i am pelted with eggs and rotten vegetables



good thing there's a recipe thread now

#9003
Beware of this could your future toyot
#9004
wrong thread

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#9005
sending emails makes me want to throw up

love my new hobby of sending emails
#9006
my above post was a jest. i do not love my new hobby of sending emails as it invokes a sense of terror and nausea over the idea of other's judgement of my text. i feel technically inproficient and liable to blunder at any and every stage of the process, but i've also come to realize that those feelings cannot be an excuse to inaction. the dialectical method of problem solving (which i am modeling off of the description i read from mao's on practice) is to first materially engage with a problem. this is different from "attempting to solve" where one begins with a rigid procedure and outcome already locked into place, a form of idealism, but instead the very act of using one's senses to observe, brain to think, and limbs to manipulate. from these physical exertions will come resistance, friction, contradiction, and at that point the dialectic will advance as the realization of the nature of these contradictions is the resolution of their solution. from this resolution comes the need for finer observations, broader thinking, and more precise manipulation -- and from that same process will emerge the ability of performing those superior physical methods. at some point there will be a negation of the negation (i do not know what this means), and the problem will be solved or the communist will be dead.

anyways, what i actually love is PBR.
#9007
why is ur new hobby sending emails, seems weird, but i'm not one to judge
#9008
Send me an email cutepinkrotarytelephone@rhizzone.net
#9009
sissyfuss please stop sending me emails where you promise to “Cobb [my] Caesar” in exchange for “posting superstar doxx”. In context I can tell what that means so I’m not sure why you think “the Scotish rite” [sic] couldn’t.
#9010
i have been stuffing pamphlets titled 'stalin genocided non-YTs' into pneumatic tubes outside regional banks in order to further the ideo-political radicalization of the teller-proletariat. my work has been arduous, tireless, and as comrade cars has now shown through his revelation of our private communiques, thankless.

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#9011
had a phone call with my grandpa tonight who told me about the chief crazy horse memorial being built at rushmore. i asked what he thought about it and he said, 'better if they blew up the original memorial first'
#9012
bemusedly considering how small mistakes, miscommunications, and overlooked details, each very simple individually, slowly accumulated over seven years to create a cascade of failures that resulted in my work week being obnoxious, stressful, complicated and dumb
#9013
Got rejected from a job I very much wanted. Minorly blackpilling. Compensated by buying a pass for 10 movies at the municipal movie theater, 45 bucks.
#9014
what was the j*b?
#9015
What's a job?
#9016

Populares posted:

What's a job?


its like a chicken pox party for adults

#9017

招瑤 posted:

a chicken pox party for adults


there's an anti-mask protest happening in Calgary today. anywhere else this would be an irresponsible travesty endangering precious human lives, but it's Calgary so. eh. here's an eyewitness account:

#9018

aerdil posted:

what was the j*b?



editorial assistant at covertaction magazine, they are relaunching.

#9019
was at a bar last night just not really feeling it, didn't want to be home, but didn't much more want to be there. i was telling the guy next to me about my days in the navy seals. the guy looked me up and down and i cracked a smile and said, 'oooh yeah, no, i was in them', and whether he believed me or not i went on. 'it's all true. it was the gayest goddamn thing that ever happened to me. it was seal team 9.'

'one day we were on a dive. these guys would play this game called NineEleven. anyway, everything was a game to them. they'd always compare boasts after a dive, about who breathed the least down there. some of them would meditate their metabolisms down to nothing, try and only catch currents to move. so one day we were on this practice dive, and naturally the name of the seal is classified, but he got slashed up bad by a jelly. i'd never seen two lips pucker out like that in my life. we got back up to the surface and there was only one thing we could do, close his eyes, lay that man on his back, while we unzipped our armor, and urinated on that big jellyfish sting of his. you ever been diving before, man? your skin is meant for the air. down at pressure it'll absorb, quite the load of seawater. all of us ripped head-to-toe, on that boat deck while he laid on his back, i mean, today, we know urine for jellyfish stings doesn't do much of anything. But we poured it out on him. For me it started as a trickle, but the gusher... built and built. He threshed on his back eyes shut tight, but trying to conduct us on where to aim, to relieve him of the pain on his big, swollen lips. The last man finished up and let out a moan. We were all standing around with our wetsuits in piles fallen around our big flippers, except for him, with his eyes still closed. "N-Nine!", he burbled, and we all cracked up. "Nope!" we answered, "It was eleven of us!".'

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#9020
took a very long walk two nights ago throughout the entirety of the downtown here. i havent really seen anything of this city since moving here. i dont like it because its ugly and has no infrastructure so ive had little motivation to walk in it. ive been smoking cigarettes with wormwood occasionally which is an interesting experience - the effects are mostly visual... everything becomes more distinct, lower contrast, and warmer. that said, i decided to walk all around the riverfront trails and broke into an abandoned parking garage which had excellent views. i climbed down and out and found myself near the baseball stadium. i was dumbfounded because there was a game going on with full lights, announcements, rap-country mash-up hits blasting, but for a completely empty stadium. the image of the image must be upheld.

there was hardly anyone out because it had been storming fairly heavily. near gate e of the stadium, there was a dirty baseball that i was kicking around. a couple in their thirties walked by and i told them it was a homerun ball that i watched fly out of the park. i told them that i dont know anything about baseball and wanted someone that actually cared to have it. i didnt know how they would respond but they were fucking ecstatic. they could not believe it. they offered to pay me for it. i didnt take their money. i dont know that ive ever seen adult strangers express so much happiness in front of me like that before. if the game is already a simulation of itself, there's no harm in a simulated souvenir.
#9021
i love that post
#9022

liceo posted:

took a very long walk two nights ago throughout the entirety of the downtown here. i havent really seen anything of this city since moving here. i dont like it because its ugly and has no infrastructure so ive had little motivation to walk in it. ive been smoking cigarettes with wormwood occasionally which is an interesting experience - the effects are mostly visual... everything becomes more distinct, lower contrast, and warmer. that said, i decided to walk all around the riverfront trails and broke into an abandoned parking garage which had excellent views. i climbed down and out and found myself near the baseball stadium. i was dumbfounded because there was a game going on with full lights, announcements, rap-country mash-up hits blasting, but for a completely empty stadium. the image of the image must be upheld.

there was hardly anyone out because it had been storming fairly heavily. near gate e of the stadium, there was a dirty baseball that i was kicking around. a couple in their thirties walked by and i told them it was a homerun ball that i watched fly out of the park. i told them that i dont know anything about baseball and wanted someone that actually cared to have it. i didnt know how they would respond but they were fucking ecstatic. they could not believe it. they offered to pay me for it. i didnt take their money. i dont know that ive ever seen adult strangers express so much happiness in front of me like that before. if the game is already a simulation of itself, there's no harm in a simulated souvenir.


#9023
i know we can scroll down but there's gotta be a way on the frontpage to highlight the good posts... the coda at the ends the image/image and simulation/simulated... maybe when this is in the rearview, we collect the forum's corona writings
#9024
i was thinking about making a career change late in my life - is it possible to make a living doing pixel art? so far i've watched a lot of pixel art coubs and have downloaded pixel studio on steam
#9025

karphead posted:

is it possible to make a living?


Sometimes, but usually no.

#9026
lets make a reasonably successful iphone game loaded with microtransactions and sell it for zynga for a million dollars karphead
#9027
ba-zynga!
#9028
on the final section of my thesis, about to finish. two years of work ending today feels satisfying. anyone who wants to read about reified scientific knowledge can pm me
#9029
i have a photo of the adromeda galaxy above my desk and multiple times a day i will look at it and think wow, thats fucked up
#9030
Built a raised bed garden out of cinderblock some time back and it has been producing veggies... pretty good and happy with my green thumb. I've got eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos and basil. I thought the green jalapenos straight off the vine were the hottest I had ever eaten but if you leave them on the vine, they turn red, which takes it to the next level.

China send seeds plz
#9031
got into a bike accident and fractured my elbow. kinda ruining my summer lol
#9032

dizastar posted:

got into a bike accident and fractured my elbow. kinda ruining my summer lol


damn that sucks a lot. is it a bad break or are you just frustrated with immobilization?

#9033
its not a bad break, they gave me a splint and said it had to be immobilized for a while... its just that im much more lethargic now and it sucks
#9034
condolences 😓
#9035
i keep trying to get the doctors to give me sleeping pills or attention stimulants but instead they keep going "its too hard. would you like to be diagnosed with an additional minor learning disability?" somehow these conversations happen in ten minute chunks spread across several weekly skype calls
#9036
So a couple of weeks ago I had emergency surgery, relatively minor but surgery nonetheless, it was a couple nights in hospital, and I'm all good now. The only cost was I had to pay for a prescription after I was discharged but that was less than ten bucks. More than once I reflected on the fact that if I was in amerikkka I'd have wound up dead and/or bankrupt from that. It's not even the first time the health care system here has saved my life. But it does give one pause, the knowledge that what turned out to be a relatively simple matter and minor disruption to my life could have been fatal if I was somewhere else, someone else.
#9037
Way to rub it in thanks
#9038

Flying_horse_in_saudi_arabia posted:

So a couple of weeks ago I had emergency surgery, relatively minor but surgery nonetheless, it was a couple nights in hospital, and I'm all good now. The only cost was I had to pay for a prescription after I was discharged but that was less than ten bucks. More than once I reflected on the fact that if I was in amerikkka I'd have wound up dead and/or bankrupt from that. It's not even the first time the health care system here has saved my life. But it does give one pause, the knowledge that what turned out to be a relatively simple matter and minor disruption to my life could have been fatal if I was somewhere else, someone else.



damn. hope you're back to health. the covid death rate here i think's putting the spotlight on broader first-world healthcare differences. freaks online comfort themselves that the dead had co-morbidities, but those flourish in the great satan, because our doctors are ripoff artists and stock market addicts, not healers. i haven't been to the doctor in a decade, but i'm getting better at home remedies. last month i soaked an ingrown nail in warm salt water and pried it up with a flathead screwdriver, then hacked at it with a razor blade. my dad's delaying surgery for a year here, some growth that's burrowing thru his skull, until medicare kicks in, because the surgery with insurance would put him in a tent.

it speaks to the character of our people. only amerikans could devise & back-invent wisdom to maintain such a specific system, amazing gadgets everywhere, but class-based medical selection & class-demotions into debt for having an aging and working body.

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#9039
i've seen absolutely nothing in the mainstream press about how much debt is being dumped on people due to the virus here in amerikkka. i'm sure it's astounding - anyone have any links?
#9040

karphead posted:

i've seen absolutely nothing in the mainstream press about how much debt is being dumped on people due to the virus here in amerikkka. i'm sure it's astounding - anyone have any links?


yes