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January 22nd, 2017


10:15 am
OK, fixed crossposting again. Sheesh.

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January 21st, 2017


05:30 pm - Wherein I have thoughts on the ethics of punching Nazis.
As people who've been around here for a while will already know, I'm a big fan of Nazis and Nazism. Specifically I'm a fan of having them as villains, in video games, so that you can shoot as many stupid Nazis in their stupid Nazi faces as you want, without ever feeling bad about how you're maybe killing an innocent person who doesn't deserve being shot in the face.

But there are still real-world Nazis as well, and occasionally the question comes up "should you punch stupid Nazis in their stupid Nazi faces?"

Well, the answer is simple logic.

1. A Nazi who has been punched in his stupid Nazi face is objectively and unarguably better than a Nazi who has not been punched in his stupid Nazi face.
2. A Nazi who has been punched in his stupid Nazi face twice is objectively and unarguably better than a Nazi who has only been punched once.
3. In fact, for any value of N, a Nazi who has been punched in his stupid Nazi face N+1 times is better than a Nazi who has been punched in his stupid Nazi face N times.
4. The best possible Nazi, thus, is one who has been punched in his stupid Nazi face an infinite number of times.

So by punching a stupid Nazi in his stupid Nazi face, you're improving him. You're doing him a favour. At no point should you ever *stop* punching a stupid Nazi in his stupid Nazi face.

QED.

Next question?

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January 16th, 2017


07:27 pm - True TV stories.
I enter the room.
torrain [watching Zoo on Netflix, pauses TV and turns to me]: "The bears are developing endoskeletons."
Me: "Oh."
[beat]
Me: "Wait, bears ALREADY HAVE endoskeletons".
torrain: "Yeah, I think they mean exoskeletons".
Me: "Well that's OK then."
torrain: "I was mostly seeing how long it took you to catch that."

This show is apparently exactly what it says on the tin.

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January 13th, 2017


08:00 pm
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January 12th, 2017


11:31 pm
Everyone's talking about favourite Pratchett quotes today.

Nobody appear to love my own favourite:

* ...the fastest animal on the Disc is the extremely neurotic Ambiguous Puzuma, which moves so fast that it can actually achieve near-lightspeed in the Disc's magical field. This means that if you can see a puzuma, it isn't there. Most male puzumas die young of acute ankle failure caused by running very fast after females which aren't there, and, of course, achieving suicidal mass in accordance with relativistic theory. The rest of them die of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, since it is impossible for them to know who they are and where they are at the same time, and the see-sawing loss of concentration this engenders means that the puzuma only achieves a sense of identity when it is at rest -- usually about fifty feet into the rubble of what remains of the mountain it just ran into at near light-speed. The puzuma is rumoured to be about the size of a leopard with a rather unique black and white check coat, although those specimens discovered by the Disc's sages and philosophers have inclined them to declare that in its natural state the puzuma is flat, very thin, and dead."

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January 10th, 2017


11:40 am - Can someone hook me up with a little Style help?
Waaaaay back in the day [personal profile] foxfirefey did a mountain of work to help me get a simple full-width style going. I've customised that further to get rid of things like the calendar, related links, page summary, tag list, etc - all things I don't want on any given page - and right now my Reading and Recent pages look decent.

My comments style, though, is a hot damn mess. And I'm really not sure how to fix it.

EDIT: As well, I've figured out how to change the "manage stuffs" items from icons to text and back, but I can't seem to figure out how to customise WHICH ONES appear. I never, ever, ever want to touch the "memories" button, there's absolutely zero point in having it on every page.

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08:59 am
So I didn't change anything, literally, at all, over at Livejournal, but now I can't see comments there. I see how many comments there are, and if I click the "reply directly" link in the comment email I can see the comment while I'm replying, but once I reply the comment count goes up by one and all comments vanish again.

Wheeeeeeeeeee.

(I've NEVER been able to see "Likes" but that's because I use an S1 style that doesn't support them, and I don't miss that. "can't see comments at all", I miss.)

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January 9th, 2017


08:13 pm - I love living in the future.
It turns out megadoses of Vitamin C might *actually* cure (some) cancer.

Short version: Taking it orally is bullshit unless you have kidney failure because your gut will filter it and all you get is expensive urine. But given INTRAVENOUSLY, it gets to cells, decomposes to hydrogen peroxide, and is then filtered out before it can kill a healthy cell.

Tumour cells? Not so good at filtering out peroxide. So the peroxide kills them.

(This is a duplicate because I'm testing crossposting. I'll leave this one up.)

Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Because TESTING! OP at http://theweaselking.dreamwidth.org/4793624.html, there are comment count unavailable comments there.

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January 5th, 2017


12:03 pm
PS. I'm finally moving to Dreamwidth because fuck "no https", that's INSANE. Trying to make a non-shitty S2 style for the first time since 2010. It's not gotten any better.

Also, trying to get my RSS feeds over there.... oi. This is a big project.

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10:57 am
Went to see Sing. I have to say, it's *exactly* what it looks like: A Dreamworks knockoff of Zootopia, with music videos.

And that's not bad?

First, the bad: It's a Dreamworks movie, meaning it does all the things Dreamworks does. The characters make the Dreamworks face, every last funny bit is in the trailer, every last plot point is in the trailer. If it weren't for the music, you could watch the trailer, save yourself an hour and a half, and get *everything* worth watching.

Second, the good: unlike most Dreamworks movies, this one has the music, and unlike most Dreamworks movies, it *uses* all the character bits it sets up. The entire movie is a setup to do half an hour of music videos with character payoffs they built up through the rest of the film.

So, on the whole, fun? Also gets mad points for being The Only Good Kind Of Musical: One where the characters sing because *the characters are singing*.

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