3 m ago

"Hacksaw Ridge" - what a story o_O

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacksaw_Ridge

Other changes to the story occur near the end of the movie when Doss is placed on a stretcher. In real life, Doss had another wounded man take his place on the stretcher. After treating the soldier, a sniper shot fractured Doss' arm and he crawled over 300 yards to safety after being left alone for five hours. Gibson omitted this from the film because he felt that the audience would not find the scene believable.
  6 m ago

made my day

Emphasis mine:
Now, perhaps even more ominously, Quartz pointed out on Sunday that Hannah Arendt’s 1951 analysis of Nazism and Stalinism The Origins of Totalitarianism has sold out on Amazon completely. This is extremely metal. The Origins of Totalitarianism is a nearly 600-page, dense slab of genius that I fondly recall never quite finishing in college. 1984 and the Constitution both easily fit within its shadow. It’s worth it.

from here, via Why we all need to read ‘The Origins of Totalitarianism’
  6 m ago

Watching Facebook and Senate Hypocrisy in Real-Time

This is both insightful and hilarious:

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/zuckerberg-senate-testimony-w518920

Bill Nelson from Florida leads aggressively: "Let me just cut to the chase – if you and other social media companies don’t get your act together, we won’t have privacy anymore." He goes on to talk about how we’re all glued to screens and tablets from morning to night, and chastises Zuckerberg for repeatedly misusing data.

It’s not that Nelson is wrong, but the randomness of this is so strange. Facebook and other social media platforms have been using the same data-mining techniques for ages, and of course have been partners with the government at times in its use of such techniques – including partnerships with the NSA in its PRISM program. But suddenly Facebook is getting hammered by both parties in the most aggressive manner. Zuckerberg is a uniquely unsympathetic person in a lot of ways, but the rapacious and completely illegal government surveillance programs to this day tolerated by this same U.S. Senate undercut the effect of the outrage they’re all going to demonstrate today.

Thune blasts Zuck’s "14-year history" of apologies for bad decisions and asks why we should listen to this new one. Zuck looks back blankly, appears to be counting Thune’s eyebrows.
  7 m ago

Heather fucking B.

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Bitches backstab with no remorse, fuck bitches
They get blasted when I'm lickin off, Heather be
Hard hitter, when I'm gettin off, these bitches
With no father figures they be trickin off, feel me
They beez off the heez knees and naps to show
If they try to run between these I blow they doors
Put the jinx on em all like they sophomores
Cause these bitches got the gall to holla hardcore

I'm crackin jaws, Heather be the southpaw, with no look
Give a fuck about these bitches, uhh, and that's the hook
You know how I'm gon' get it, split it, off the books
And you ain't got to love me, trust me, simply hook

When you countin on your peoples and they don't pull through
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
Niggaz game so weak I can see right through
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
Everybody got a time and I know mine's due
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
See you out there gettin yours, gots ta gets mine too
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)

Heather be, Grand like a Cherokee
Loredo, I need my hands on some alfredo
Streets condonin it, Back on the Block, Quincy Jonesin it
Prada, get publishing, what? I'm owning it huh
You feel me now? You get the point?
Heather be be be be drops oowops on your joints
You really, can't rate me or mistake me for another
I Brings In Da Noize And Funk like Savion Glover

Wicked, like those sisters and that stepmother
Got your clocks strikin twelve I'm bringin hell to Cinderella
Fuck how much you sell cause, I read your album cover
You couldn't write a jam if your last name was Smucker
Got all my motherfuckers yellin Jersey up in here
No Limit like Master P I like how he Do Dat There
Listen here I'm livin sort of dan-gerous-ly
Plus I'm bulletproof no use in aimin at me

When you countin on your peoples and they don't pull through
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
Niggaz game so weak I can see right through
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
Everybody got a time and I know mine's due
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
See you out there gettin yours, gots ta gets mine too
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)

I spits pure fire, I burn the finest of designs
Heather be that MC that runs up on em from behind
Who got your back now, where you ill crew at?
The sons you talked about with guns, the ones with gats and all that?
I figured that some rap for plaques over, R&B tracks
You got to watch, what you say if you ain't really, livin that
Another rapper lost, lookin all stank up in The Source
What's all that shit fo'? Did your momma, raise a hoe?

Fight it, and I win, I'm that rhyme, veteran
With that Nighttime Sniffly Sneezin Rest Your Head, Medicine
See me live rock on Keenan, and even, Letterman
Rock Chris Rock, blow his spot, like nitro-glycerin
Hold that like they don't know, but I'm like years ahead of them
Plus I shed, more light right, than Thomas, Edison
And I'll take it there end your career with one stroke of my pen
And I got enough love, I don't need no mo' friends

When you countin on your peoples and they don't pull through
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
Niggaz game so weak I can see right through
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
Everybody got a time and I know mine's due
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
See you out there gettin yours, gots ta gets mine too
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)

When they poppin champagne and you only drinkin brew
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
When you know you broke as hell and your rent is due
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
And you ain't got no love, you know you ain't true
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
Frontin with them niggaz from that weak ass crew
I'ma do me (you gots to do you)
And I'm out


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That smile!
  7 m ago

it's sad because it's true

When Stephen Hawking died, we didn't really talk a lot about it... because talking about his physics wasn't that exciting and talking about the person, including his politics, what he said about our use of technology, looking the guy in the eye; that would embarrass and shame us. So we simply did not.

We turn our betters into caricatures, into shadows of themselves, so we may stomach them.
  10 m ago

"ElsaGate"

Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatise, and abuse children, automatically and at scale

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What concerns me is not just the violence being done to children here, although that concerns me deeply. What concerns me is that this is just one aspect of a kind of infrastructural violence being done to all of us, all of the time, and we’re still struggling to find a way to even talk about it, to describe its mechanisms and its actions and its effects.




https://www.reddit.com/r/ElsaGate/comments/6o6baf/what_is_elsagate/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15670109

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/07/youtube-accused-violence-against-young-children-kids-content-google-pre-school-abuse

https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/9/16629788/youtube-kids-distrubing-inappropriate-flag-age-restrict

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/childrens-videos-filters-1.4412422

Greenberg said that it only takes one video with questionable behavior to start creating psychological scars that can last a lifetime.

“I don’t think this needs to happen repeatedly for kids to register that this is very wrong,” Greenberg said. “And then what goes first is trust, because your parents are supposed to be taking care of you and then because they’re not doing that, the world becomes a frightening place.”


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  1 y ago
What thoughts and ideals would you hold on to (if only in your own mind) against the apathy or even antagonism of any amount of people because you cannot deny them for good, even if you wanted to? If there are none, is that because there really are no such things for you, or because you haven't dived deep enough to find rock bottom?
  1 y ago
It started on 12th Clair Mount that morning
It made the, the cops out of sight, all freak out
You know, it started on 12th Clair Mount that morning
It made the, the Gestapo jump and shout
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When did mediocrity and banality become a good image for your children? I want my children to listen to people who fuckin' ROCKED! I don't care if they died in a puddle of their own VOMIT, I WANT SOMEONE WHO PLAYS FROM HIS FUCKIN' HEART! "Mommy! Mommy! The man Bill told me to listen to has a blood bubble on his nose" SHUT UP AND LISTEN TO HIM PLAY.
  1 y ago

oh Verb T :D

by Verb T
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  1 y ago

Toys und Penner braucht das Lalaland

Martin Schulz fordert "im Wahlkampf mehr Emotionen und Leidenschaft". Und Reporter geben es weiter, statt sich ein bißchen in ihren Mund zu erbrechen.
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Nowadays, all you do is hear the media's description of what the candidate is saying, and one of the strange things about it is that politics is now presented in terms of politicians and not politics. I don't think the media is interested in politics, they're interested in politicians, which is a wholly different subject... who's doing this, about their private life, about their background, about what they must be thinking, might be thinking when they said something, why did they say it; but what they say is very, very hard to hear. And I think this is, in a sense, indeed quite deliberately, destroying the genuine democratic base on which people are elected.
  1 y ago

still on that 80's tip ^_^

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  1 y ago
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Long ago I was a little girl yeah I was never ever able to fit in
My teachers at school would try to tell me what to do but, yo I would never listen
'Cause I was high all the time, stoned out of my little fucking mind
Misunderstood, lost and confused looking for a sign
All the popular kids at school were always super mean to me and made me cry
I never knew what I should do so I just walked away and said "Fuck off and die"
They said that I'm weird, that I'm ugly, and that I suck
I knew that one day all of those kids would grow up to be boring as fuck

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I close my eyes and float into the night I like to let my mind drift
Make a jump into a new dimension
Thank God I got that gift
Ever since I was a little kid
Always on that next shit
These whack copycat ball bags can suck my motherfucking dick
Sometimes it feels like coming from this planet people are so sick and twisted
I don't wanna fit in anyway, I'd rather be a misfit
Fuck a normal life, that's lame, me I'm insane in the brain
They laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at them because they're all the same
  1 y ago

Heartbreak Hoffs

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a t-shirt, long pants, and horrible video quality.... still so much sexier than what's on nowadays.
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  1 y ago
So The Bangles made a surf music choon. Who knew? I most assuredly did not.

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Years active: 1981–1989, 1999–present

waitwhat.

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Fuck me sideways O_O

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Pity about Steele though!

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  1 y ago
  in Zitate
Diese Gesellschaft braucht Täter wie Wolfgang Priklopil, um dem Bösen, das in ihr wohnt, ein Gesicht zu geben und es von sich selbst abzuspalten. Diese Gesellschaft benötigt die Bilder von Kellerverliesen, um nicht auf die vielen Wohnungen und Vorgärten sehen zu müssen, in denen die Gewalt ihr spießiges, bürgerliches Antlitz zeigt. Sie benutzt die Opfer spektakulärer Fälle wie mich, um sich der Verantwortung für die vielen namenlosen Opfer der alltäglichen Verbrechen zu entledigen, denen man nicht hilft – selbst wenn sie um Hilfe bitten.
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Of course it's extremely easy to say, the heck with it. I'm just going to adapt myself to the structures of power and authority and do the best I can within them. Sure, you can do that. But that's not acting like a decent person. You can walk down the street and be hungry. You see a kid eating an ice cream cone and you notice there's no cop around and you can take the ice cream cone from him because you're bigger and walk away. You can do that. Probably there are people who do. We call them "pathological". On the other hand, if they do it within existing social structures we call them "normal". But it's just as pathological. It's just the pathology of the general society.
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The type of personal integration we attain – or the effective lack thereof – depends on what possibilities our life situation offers us for the development of autonomy. It is a distorted development that is the root cause of the pathological and, ultimately, evil element in human beings.

The struggle for autonomy heightens our aliveness. Insofar as the socialization process blocks autonomy, however, this process engenders the evil it attempts to prevent. If parental love is so distorted that it demands submission and dependence for its self-confirmation, social adjustment turns into a test of obedience and the child’s efforts to comply bring with them the loss of genuine feelings. The human being then becomes the true source of evil.
"The Betrayal of the Self: The Fear of Autonomy in Men and Women"
  2 y ago

Leni Dorkenstrull's propaganda

The aesthetics may not quite be Triumph of the Will material, but plenty of folk in the gaming and movie industry have the pathetic fucking whore part down pat.
This is the beginning of a list I'll never finish because fuck these people.

https://archive.org/details/msdos_ATAC_-_The_Secret_War_Against_Drugs_1992

Lead the secret war on illegal drugs in South America! Wage war against drug barons with advanced weaponry such as F-22 fighters and AH-64 helicopters. Destroy their drug pipeline to starve them of cash, but don't hit the civilians or you may get kicked out of the country! The drug lords won't stand by though... And they had used the drug money for an effective arsenal, from missiles to fighters and more. Gather intelligence, decide on strike targets, and launch planes to accomplish their missions. Take over any plane in flight if you think they need help. Send in DEA agents to gather more intelligence and resupply local rebels. Can you win the war? ATAC can be described as two games in one. On the strategic level, you need to figure out how the drug barons are forming their pipeline and the best way to destroy the pipeline while causing minimal damage to the civilian population, while defending your own base against intruders and attackers. You can order recon flights or gather intelligence from rebels and DEA agents on the ground.


https://archive.org/details/msdos_Conflict_in_Vietnam_1986

The third and final installment in Microprose's Command series of war games simulates five key battles in Vietnam, beginning with the defeat of the French colonial army in 1954 and culminating in the 1972 victory of the Viet Cong against South Vietnam forces. Conflict in Vietnam adapts the well tried "accelerated real-time" game system of its predecessors to the jungle combat situation in Indochina, with its bizarre balance of power, specific technology (such massive use of helicopters) and unique strategic challenges. Impressively complex for its time, the simulation calculates a day-night-cycle, weather, terrain, supply lines, formations, unit organization and experience, to name only the most important factors. Two players can compete head to head on one computer, soloists may randomize the enemy priorities in some scenarios for added uncertainty on the battlefield. Even more so than in the previous games, designer duo Sid Meier and Ed Bever stress the educational aspect of their well-researched historical simulation: the manual is designed as a complementary read that offers extensive background information to the five scenarios and their 'what if' variants.