You develop telekinesis and start using it to keep your joints in place, which takes up around 98% of your power.
But also your joints are in place
unhinged take: all tv shows or movies that feature an actor who plays the Doctor are now in-universe canon. the Doctor is merely going undercover and having solo adventures, sometimes by using the fob watch/chameleon arch. same applies for companions.
good omens? ten has a goth phase. the crown? eleven impersonates prince philip, probably to save the earth from aliens or some shit. the thick of it? twelve goes off the deep end, which is understandable. the only exceptions i can immediately think of are Jessica Jones and Harry Potter because ten would never.
Broke: I hate my coworkers so I won’t bother organizing with them
Woke: leftist praxis is run on class lines, not among “a club for people you like” lines. Let the assholes into the union
Bespoke: perhaps people are substituting lefty praxis spaces for social clubs because they don’t have social clubs any more and politics is how they justify their need for human connection. Solidarity feels GOOD and people conflate that with a club for feeling good, which it’s not but bears a slight resemblance to. What I’m saying is we need a union meeting AND bowling
Also: worth differentiating between like “forgets people’s birthdays/chews with their mouth open” assholes and “missing stair/will actively drive other people away” assholes.
That’s a good distinction to make because we had that issue in our volunteer organization. The guy was just so fucking off putting that it was literally making other people quit. And then because other people were quitting he was replacing those people with people he personally like which were of course similar to him.
That scenario is something as important as a union should consider, I do think that you guys should lay out some really firm by laws about what are the consequences of someone exhibiting asshole behavior. It took us like over a year to get rid of this guy because of that. And during that entire time, he spread rumors and dissension like seeds in soil to the point where he began running a petition to remove a member over something THE ASSHOLE had done HIMSELF and was responsible for…
Some people actually look at a community organization, and don’t just see social opportunities, but see career opportunities. And will go into it like a businessman and try to step on everyone else in order to rise to the top?
Be especially careful of those. They will unwittingly do the jobs of union busters for their own selfish goals.
funny how everyone’s like ohhh escaping time loops isn’t even a useful skill when are you ever going to use that in real life until you trap them in a time loop and suddenly they’re not laughing anymore
Yeah right, like that would ever happen
Yeah right, like that would ever happen
Yeah right, like that would ever happen
There are a lot of really dog shit things in the world of tech that can be solved with a bit of time, some stubborn googling and maybe some special hardware and piracy is only the tip of the iceberg.
Printers are notorious for claiming they’re out of ink when they haven’t come close to the suggested number of prints, and their cartridges literally still have ink in them. So after a bit of googling I found out how to ‘reset’ a cartridges automatic stopping system (its literally 1 physical wheel on the cartridge that you gotta turn back). The only downside is that I don’t get a digital ink monitor, but since it told me it was empty when still half full, I don’t mind.
Like, you can just jiggle with some shit and solve one of the biggest money making scams in the post-industrial world and I don’t think people realise its that easy.
Or, like, repairing your own technology. A few months ago, I swapped out my sister’s laptop screen. Did it myself, I removed maybe 4 screws, no vital parts were exposed and it cost me $40. I even got a choice of matte or glossy.
My point is, any walls that capitalist technology presents you with will be a false one. And one already broken by a dedicated community of interesting people working hard for free to break down that wall.
kids these days will be all “be gay do crime” and dont even know how to watch a cartoon without paying for it smh
piracy was definitely leagues easier a decade or so ago when thepiratebay was functional, megaupload was still running, and YouTube and Google made only the most cursory attempts to block copyright content. like let’s not pretend that the internet hasn’t got a lot more corporatised in the past decade or so. piracy is still possible and you can and should do it but it’s a LOT harder to do safely and reliably than it was.
Sorry, this is all wrong.
1) ThePirateBay is still functional. (It’s not the same pirate bay that it was back in the day, but let’s not get into Theseus’ ship territory. It’s still here and it still works, that’s all that matters.) There are plenty of torrent sites around, more than there were 10 years ago – although overall traffic has plummeted. Now as then, it’s a whack-a-mole game.
2) Why was it “leagues easier” a decade ago? Some countries, not all (not north America, for example), now mandate ISP blocking of torrent sites, but this new complication can be bypassed with one (1) step: a
3) It was safer before? Are you shitting me? Have you lot forgotten that the legal departments of MPAA and RIAA sued torrent sharers (not even uploaders) and asked for millions of dollars for damages? AND GOT THEM? (By which I mean they didn’t actually get millions since the people they sued didn’t have any, but said people were convicted and ruined and that was the goal in the first place. It was a deeply amoral and cynical scare tactic.) Well they stopped doing that at some point, and focused on hunting P2P and torrent sites. Running a site is certainly less safe today. Using one, though? Depending on where you are, the ISP may be allowed to block you after repeated instances, and that’s it. You’re not getting in trouble with the law or into crippling debt. And either way there’s only a minuscule chance that any of this will come to pass, which becomes zero (0) with a VPN. (Safety of course depends on the country, and in some cases piracy is the least of your concerns. Let’s not get into that.)
4) Ten years ago there was no Sci-Hub, and Library Genesis was in its infancy. If today it’s harder to find PDFs on google, it is orders of magnitude easier and more reliable to find them elsewhere. People just have to unstick their minds from the notion that stuff is either on google or doesn’t exist at all. Geez.
5) P2P still exists. IRC (the sharing channels in particular, #bookz and the like) still exists. Torrenting functions like it always did. All these methods are exactly as easy to use as before, i.e. not necessarily a piece of cake, there’s a learning curve. But it’s the same learning curve it was 10 years ago.
6) So what have we lost? Only YouTube (meh, the film/tv quality was appalling anyway, and music is still there) and direct downloads (at least the permanent ones: there are plenty of them still around, but files expire and you need to keep track of what goes up when. So this goes beyond knowhow, it’s about internet communities. Let’s not get into that either, it’s a huge subject.) It’s a loss, sure, but I wouldn’t call it a terrible blow.
7) And in exchange for that loss, we got streaming sites. This is piracy, too, and it’s much much easier than torrents, and tons of people do it. Any “piracy has declined” narrative either implies that we’re excluding streaming from the discussion for some reason, or is flat out wrong. Ten years ago, grandpa couldn’t possibly torrent a film, and it’s debatable if he even knew how to open the file you helpfully sent him. Now, as long as someone has set up kodi or similar, grandpa can watch it on his tv and it just feels like cable.
8) On why torrents in particular have declined in recent years, see here. It’s a big subject and I didn’t cover all of it, but the main reason is that people had access to easier methods to get what they wanted (some legal and affordable, some illegal and free), so they didn’t need to learn how to torrent. Ergo, they never did. There’s more of course, and there’s definitely a cultural shift too, but that’s a very long story so let’s not get into it. The linked post also includes some thoughts on why torrents aren’t dead and doomed just yet, and ooh, I forgot a very important one: you can’t stream photoshop.
To summarise, internet piracy is NOT more difficult, unreliable, and unsafe today than it was 10 or 20 years ago. For reasons why people (young or otherwise) seem less versed in it, please look elsewhere. I have thoughts on that too, but this is already a very long post, so I’ll just leave you with the best kind of thought. I’ll leave you with a doubt:
ARE people less versed in piracy? Are they really? Or is it simply that 20 years ago, internet users were computer geeks by definition, whereas now everyone’s online? Perhaps the percentage of skilled pirates in the general population remains more or less the same, and the only thing that’s dropped is the percentage of skilled pirates to total internet users. I can’t be sure without statistical evidence, but it’s a possibility.
You can literally google “watch _____ free online” and find most movies but the third result just download Adblock or popup blocker and you’re golden it truly couldn’t be easier
I’ve been meaning to make a piracy masterpost for awhile and what better time than now?
Materpost: A curated Githup tutorial of links to more torrent sites, software, VPNs, uBlock origin filters, ect. Basically everything you could ever want starting out. Do be warned though it doesn’t appear to have been updated in awhile so a few of the links are dead.
- Vimm’s Roms: NES era->ps3 era roms and emulators to play them. Has user ratings on games. Cons: slow download speeds.
- NxBrew: Switch roms/game updates/dlc
- nsw2u: More switch roms. Check here if nxbrew doesn’t have the game you’re looking for.
- Hshop: 3ds games/updates/dlc. Very well organized and sorted by console region. Bonus ability to generate QR codes to scan with homebrew to begin download directly on your console.
- Oldgamesdownload: Old 90’s-2000’s PC games and some gamecube games. Technically, all of the games here are abandon ware, meaning the original company/creator doesn’t sell nor make money from the games anymore period. If you’re into that.
- Fitgirl repacks: Heavily compressed PC games, and other various consoles. Small downloads and faster speeds for the size of the games. Somewhat limited game selection.
- Steam unlocked: Steam games with easy-to-use installers. Check here if fitgirl doesn’t have what you’re looking for.
- Steam Underground: A user forum for piracy support, usually about installing cracked games. Does have some scattered PC game downloads.
- Google doc of Skyrim SE creation club content.
- Amiibo life: Amiibo bins, can be loaded with some homebrew to load in games without any external source, or, if you buy writable NFC cards, you can make your own free amiibos.
- Library Genesis: a good all-in-one ebook finder. Has books, magazines, scientific papers, ect. Well organized and able to sort by Author, Genre, ect ect. Almost all books in .epub format
- Calibre: Not piracy but a free software for reading said .epub files, and other ebook formats. Good for sorting your books.
- Sci-Hub: Research papers, academic books, pdfs, ect. Helpful for collage students.
- IT ebook: eBooks about learning programming languages.
- audiobookbay: Audiobook downloads.
- Booksonic: Audiobook streaming.
- 5e.tools: Dnd player’s manual, guide, ect.
- Books on learning various languages.
- Mangadex: Manga, Doujinshi.
- Headspace sleep audio.
- Various books and manuals.
- ustvgo: Free streaming of live tv, has most US cable tv channels.
- tutturu: Spiritual successor to Rabbit, allows you to stream your screen with friends.
- Yes movies: Movies
- Kimcartoon: Cartoons/animated movies
- aniwatcher: Anime
- animedao: Anime
- getintopc: Wide selection of pc (mostly windows) software of all sorts, and different versions. Can personally vouch for the site, I’ve gotten Photoshop, Maya, and Sony Vegas from here over the years.
When I was a kid a pastor once said to me “nobody knows the hour or the day Jesus will return and anyone who predicts it will be wrong he won’t show up” and the end of days as a concept really freaked me out so every so often, maybe once a week, I’d come up with random dates and times for Jesus to “come back” to ensure he wouldn’t.
guy who shoots a gun off once a month to keep the property values low but for the apocalypse
Being abused can seriously affect your ability to distinguish between “not obviously pleased” and “obviously displeased” because abusers go from Neutral to Hostile for absolutely no discernible reason, and eventually you start worrying that everyone is going to be like that and you start feeling this urge to make absolutely sure that the people you actually care about aren’t mad or upset, because to you, “there’s no evidence that they’re not angry” is the same as “there’s evidence that they are angry”
I think it's safe to say that Fred Fredburger was a surprise breakout character, one who certainly seemed to shape and affect the show moving forward. I have to assume it's a good thing to get such a hit, but was there any feelings about having to change your plans to accommodate the popularity of the little guy?
He was a blessing plain and simple. For whatever reason, he took off in Keeper of the Reaper. By the time it registered with society, we had enough time to get the frogurt episode done and “Big Boogey Adventure”. He appeared in Underfist, but otherwise… that was it.
Maybe we were lucky to have so little time. Maybe we would’ve burnt him out if we’d had another season. I’d have liked to have seen that.
Anyway. Fred sadly died in 2017 of a drug overdose, so it’s moot. He was great for the show, but he’s not coming back. I don’t want anyone digitally recreating him. He should be remembered for what he was: A cute green elephant creature with diarrhea.
The best thing for me, as an ex- Starbucks employee, is the horror that genuinely is the milk delivery when it’s only you and one other shift member. Though, I did end up learning how to carry six individual gallons of milk at once.
Also that change from Customer Service ™®© voice back to normal to informal joking-threats is amazing
remember that sasuke figurine that could hold up like literally fricking anythign
And my personal favorite
ARE YOU KIDDING ME
This is one of my favorite posts on this goddamn site.
World Heritage Post
*lion chilling on the plains* oh whoa that guy over there just ate a bird, maybe i should eat an antelope or somethin
Only 3000 years ago???
are they trying to say carnivorous diets exist because of peer pressure
Cain killed his brother and made the first smoked brisket.
Another long-scroll post ahead!
As always, I just want to say that I know very little about the technical aspects of most martial arts so take these analyses with a grain of salt. These are just surface-level comparisons I’m making based off what I’ve researched on the internet. If you practice any of these martial arts, feel free to elaborate or correct me on any details.
Watching compilations of Ty Lee’s fight scenes, it seems that her style varies depending on the opponent.
White Crane Fist
Generally, if she’s confident that she has the upper-hand, she appears to use White Crane Fist (白鶴拳). This is most apparent during her 2-against-1 fight with Katara and every fight she has with Sokka.
The most obvious indication that Ty Lee is using White Crane Fist would be the “beak hands” or gōu shǒu (钩手) she often employs when fighting. As you might have guessed, White Crane Fist seeks to imitate the movements of a crane, particularly its sharp pecks.
However, when her opponent is at a distance from her, she’ll extend her reach by using “sword fingers” instead of “beak hands”. Sword fingers are used for lightning generation and Azula often uses them for firebending as well, so it’s might have been a technique that Ty Lee picked up from the Fire Princess.
According to this website, Crane Fist emphasizes circular movements, grace, and subtlety. The style also requires strong balance, reach, agility, and speed over brute force— all qualities of Ty Lee. Finally, Crane Fist frequently targets the tender spots of the body, hence why Ty Lee often aims for the rib cage or armpits when she fights. It also explains why Ty Lee was not prepared when Sokka countered one of her strikes with his exceptionally hard head. All in all, never challenge Ty Lee to a tickle fight.
According to oral tradition, White Crane Fist was invented by a woman named Fang Qiniang (方七娘), who combined her training in Shaolin Kung Fu with the movements of the white crane to create a new martial art. This makes the style especially appropriate for Ty Lee, as Shaolin is also the fighting style of the Fire Nation. Plus, Ty Lee is a very girlish character so it fits her personality to use a style invented by a woman.
Phoenix Eye Fist
When Ty Lee is disadvantaged in a fight, usually when facing armored opponents, she switches to Phoenix Eye Fist (凤眼拳).
Depending on the source, Phoenix Eye Fist is either descended from White Crane or simply techniques within White Crane. Either way, the two styles are very similar. The most obvious difference between White Crane and Phoenix Eye are the ways the hands are held: Crane uses a “beak hand”, while Phoenix Eye uses a one knuckle punch (a fist with the fore-knuckle extended).
The advantage of the Phoenix Fist is that it focuses all of your power into a single hard point, giving each blow greater strength and impact. As a result, Phoenix Fist techniques often focus on strikes to the spine, in addition to the usual “soft spots” (throat, groin, etc.) targeted in White Crane.
While I’ve never practiced either style, Phoenix Eye seems a bit more vicious than White Crane, considering all the spinal attacks. It makes sense that Ty Lee usually only uses this technique when her opponent’s back is covered in armor. Nonetheless, digging your knuckle into people’s spines with all the force of a punch is really brutal. Ty Lee is easily the scariest non-bender in Avatar.
If you’d like to see a real-life demonstration of White Crane Fist and Phoenix Eye Fist, click here.
1. Maybe Ty Lee’s gravity defying leaps are meant to emphasize her bird-like fighting style? Also, Ty Lee’s use of circular movements and tendency to get behind people in a fight does add credence to the “Ty Lee has Air Nomad ancestry” fan theory.
2. She also uses Phoenix Fist hands when she fights a non-armored Suki at the Boiling Rock, though she never lands her signature spine jabs. I wonder if Ty Lee’s use of a more brutal style means that Suki was just that much of a threat or if she was fighting that way to appease Azula, who would not approve of her showing mercy during a fight.
Her variety of styles is also another indication that Ty Lee was never a very villainous antagonist, as she only uses as much force as necessary to take down an opponent. Jeong Jeong would very much approve of her self control.
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At 40, Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who never married and had no children, walked through the park in Berlin when he met a girl who was crying because she had lost her favourite doll. She and Kafka searched for the doll unsuccessfully. Kafka told her to meet him there the next day and they would come back to look for her.
The next day, when they had not yet found the doll, Kafka gave the girl a letter “written” by the doll saying “please don’t cry. I took a trip to see the world. I will write to you about my adventures.”
Thus began a story which continued until the end of Kafka’s life.
During their meetings, Kafka read the letters of the doll carefully written with adventures and conversations that the girl found adorable.
Finally, Kafka brought back the doll (he bought one) that had returned. “It doesn’t look like my doll at all,“ said the girl.
Kafka handed her another letter in which the doll wrote: "my travels have changed me.” the little girl hugged the new doll and brought her happy home.
A year later Kafka died. Many years later, the now-adult girl found a letter inside the doll. In the tiny letter signed by Kafka it was written:
“Everything you love will probably be lost, but in the end, love will return in another way.”
Some of you need to realize that a woman doing something kind for a male partner is not always a sign of her own oppression wtf
Me: hey babe I picked up coffee for us on my way home
Someone who has literally never touched grass: QUEEN HE DOESNT DESERVE IT - YOU ARE NOT HIS SLAVE - THE FACT YOU CANT SEE THIS MAKES YOU A TRADWIFE - GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN
Some of you are falling for the radfem rhetoric that because the patriarchy exists no individual man could be a decent human being or deserving of kindness
Full credit to the creator @ ThePandaRedd on TikTok who actually made this video (if he contacts me to take this down I will) but I couldn’t just not post yet another golden video of his after watching it…
Just in case people didn’t believe that it was a real scene…
Let Harley have her milf.
Saying Uma Thurman is too old to reprise her role as Poison Ivy at 49 is a weak and sexist take. How old do you think Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo are? Let Harley have her milf.
mythbusters was so good because it wasn’t a killjoy show. they didn’t just say “see, it doesn’t work” and leave it there
whenever they find that the stunt doesn’t work as portrayed in the movie, they immediately ask “what would it take to make this happen?”
“we know it takes this amount of explosives to work, but what if we doubled it anyway?”
Some myths I’ll always remember:
* Are elephants scared of mice? (They only did that because they were in Africa and had access to elephants.)
* Will a bull run amok in a china shop?
* Is it better to run zig-zag or straight when chased by an alligator?
I love these because NONE of them turned out the way they expected. They went into all three with pre-conceived ideas of how it would go, and each time they “failed.” Elephants WILL cower from mice. A bull moves very gingerly through a china shop. It doesn’t matter how you run because ALLIGATORS WON’T CHASE YOU.
And each time, they reacted with just… pure glee. “Holy shit, we were wrong! Oh my god! This is great! We were so wrong!”
And that, to me, is what science is. Being excited about being wrong because either way it’s information.
the best part of this is that that elephants being afraid of mice one still hasnt been proven!! a little girl wrote adam savage after that episode aired saying that they shouldnt have used an albino mouse bc theyre not common in the wild and thats probably why the elephant was afraid
adam savage was so pleased bc the whole point of mythbusters was to get people to think critically and he never wanted their science to be taken at fully face value without being properly thought of i think this is just even better