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Hey, remember ? Well, I did, anyway. For whatever reason I didn't do the last one in this thread. Huh.

…so, as it turns out, I haven't just been opening more tabs, I've actually been opening more tabs at an increasing rate, and I'm now up to 2,303 tabs. The net change over the last 30 days is +403, whereas it was less than +200 over the previous 30 days (my data collection isn't at regular intervals).

I'm beginning to think I'm not using my computer *totally optimally* here. Maybe.

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So I was just reminded of the Knowledge Hoarding Taxonomy (aka NGW, for Nerd-Geek-Wizard) that me and some conlanger friends came up with once.

Archetypically, nerds hoard academic or intellectual knowledge, geeks hoard knowledge of culture and fiction, and wizards hoard knowledge of mysticism, religion, and other esoteric things.

Your likeness to each archetype is rated on a scale of 0 to 6. 0 means you have no interest, and 6 means your thirst for knowledge of that type is unquenchable.

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I really despise when people smugly apply middle-school-level grammatical prescriptivism in wildly inappropriate contexts and call things "bad english" that were clearly never meant to be "good english" in the first place

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sarcasm, migraines 

Controversial opinion, but: migraines are awful and the world would be a better place if they did not exist

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Alright here's my rant about , you asked for it

A pet peeve of mine is people misunderstanding what literal and figurative speech even are

When people complain that "'literally' is used to mean 'figuratively'", they are belying that their theory of communication is overly reductive to the point of being demonstrably false

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> Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a person” and sometimes they use “respect” to mean “treating someone like an authority” and sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you won’t treat me like an authority I won’t treat you like a person” and they think they’re being fair but they aren’t, and it’s not okay.

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well there'll be stiff competition tonight (triz) but i'm feeling it

(selfie ec)

insider trading being illegal is literally a shitty balancing patch to capitalism because the economic system goes to literal shit if you don't try prevent it. the thing is, intellectual property is literally the same thing. its basically due to a bug in capitalism that you can't actually enforce property rights over ideas which means none of the Free Market Forces work any more so you have to patch it with a bunch of shitty laws that get exploited anyways. but the difference is that people eat up propaganda about IP acting like you have some sort of intrinsic right to your own ideas because you came up with them first which is so absolutely bullshit

@clarjon1 secret dark souls lore: the basilisks actually have normal eyes, they're just very playercharactersexual and so when you get within range they all go AWOOOOGA 👀 👀 👀 like they're a looney tunes

re: being horny for famous people im sorry 

@RussellsBarbershopQuartet no, in truth i feel shame for being attracted to rich people

being horny for famous people im sorry 

@FirstProgenitor what I like about this cw is that it reveals you have the tumblr brain worms where you feel more shame about attraction to real human beings then attraction to fictional characters

FINE. i'll domme MYSELF. gotta do fuckin everything around here jesus CHRIST

Shuddering at the thought that some people have normal vision and live in sharpworld their whole lives

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i image searched nude dilf and drew one of the first dudes that came up

I can't remember how long polls are meant to last! How long do you want the polls to be, folks?

i don’t know what’s even up with scam callers anymore, even if you pretend to be a legit victim they just hang up in like five seconds

do they ever actually scam anyone

And people wonders why I dont like modern games that much:

The virgin 2022 game:
- Digital only
- Requires an active online connection (will be unplayable once the servers are gone). Even for the single player modes.
- You can only play in official servers, no server software included and no LAN.
- The DRM breaks the game
- Glitchy as balls
- 15 hours of content at best (6 of which are cinematics)
- DLCs/Microtransactions (BattlePass(tm))
- Hyperrealistic graphics using the latest ray tracing technology. But running it will require a $1999 NoVideo GPU
- Wont run on Linux
- Will not allow you to mod it because fuck you!

The chad 2004 game:
- Physical release in DVD(s) + CD with the soundtrack + glorious manual + Registration card (optional)
- Online multiplayer available but not required. Also possible to play on LAN.
- Built in dedicate server included! Run your own servers easily.
- The only DRM is a CD Key + maybe the requirement to insert the DVD when playing (you can make copies of it too)
- Maybe a few glitches but the game is pretty well tested and playable.
- 15 hours of content + free patches + (maybe free) expansions + community content (maybe even from magazines)
- No DLCs, only expansions that add an extra 10-15 hours of content with new modes,weapons,mechanics,vehicles...
- Glorious low poly models with early shaders that your 2018 iGPU can render at 3000fps at maximum quality without toasting itself.
- Runs on Linux. It might even be supported natively with some patches.
- Includes a map editor and modding support so you can extend the game even further beyond its intended capabilities!

Need I say more? :02shrug:

the idea that cryptocurrency is secure is fucking hilarious. computer security doesn't exist

the Microplastics Situation sure has answered the "how did the romans not realize they were giving themselves lead poisoning?" question

I'd only ever seen "if you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail", not "a machine designed to do one thing only won't operate well when used for something else".

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hadn't seen this before:

"I remember seeing an elaborate and complicated automatic washing machine for automobiles that did a beautiful job of washing them. But it could do only that, and everything else that got into its clutches was treated as if it were an automobile to be washed. I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."

Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science (1966)

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