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@~thehung

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    High voltage musings

    so are the dielectrics of capacitors...
  2. @~thehung

    High voltage musings

    i dont know. but even if the hole drastically diminishes the faraday cage effect her body is still surrounded by paths of less resistance.
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    Coffee... Bacon... COFFEE BACON!

    yeah, plus i dont think it would be trivial to send Dry Ice through the post haha. hmm...but if it was dropped straight from the smoker into crapload of fine salt and then vacuum packed, i'd probably eat it after a month at room temp!
  4. @~thehung

    AOC

    it seems to me that, on balance, it may be a good thing for america to pull out of Syria. there are strategic reasons to keep a presence, and stay worried about Iran and Russia. but when it comes to fighting ISIS, in terms of operational realism, putting boots on the ground to fight an unambiguous standing army is very different to playing a never-ending game of guerilla whack-a-mole. whether or not i am right about that, it amazes me how quickly people can become the mouthpieces of the prevailing agenda. the same people ive heard loudly bemoaning the interventionism of US foreign policy for years, are now automatically trotting out ready-made sound bites like "Can you believe Trump wants to pull the troops out of the ME? What an idiot!". and that, it seems, is the end of it. a byproduct of his administration's agenda may actually be to nudge the military–industrial complex in a less problematic direction geo-politically, but you would never know it, when they are continually impeded by a bi-partisan pushback from top brass and others with vested interests in the status quo, and a media climate that silences any trace of sensible debate among moderates.
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    And What Are You Listening To?

    live recordings...they can be underwhelming. i'm sure we can all name some we treasure despite their sound quality, because they capture an atmosphere and a slice of time. and then theres the ones that actually sound great. ive been catching some of the repeats of RocKwiz lately... the band is always on point, and theres obviously some alchemy at work in the Espy, because over the years theyve churned out a lot of recordings that are just about release worthy as is. i present to you the phenomenal Karen Lee Andrews (a.k.a Ms Murphy) covering a song by Little Dragon and absolutely killing it. and for comparison, a very nice studio version with too much grit and dynamics and life sucked out of it
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    Got H?

    I can't do that, Dave. I don't have a square to spare. I can't spare a square.
  7. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    i lost all hope for that movie the moment these "scientists" interacted with that snake thing.
  8. @~thehung

    Encroaching dystopia

    this the one?
  9. @~thehung

    What a joke

    i dont presume Babones is pro-Hillary at all. seems like a centrist to me. i also agree with the quote, and how Leo used it. hopefully what ive written above clarifies things. i was drawing attention to the fact that even the establishment is capable of representing "dissenting truths" about itself. because in reality, the world isnt so black and white.
  10. @~thehung

    What a joke

    thats it? 'people like me'? i agree with a lot of what youve said about Trump, actually. that must be confusing for you. the optics, for instance. power perceived, is power achieved. he's been a manipulator of his public persona for decades, hyper-aware of the boundary lines between image and reality, and what he can spin. while others are distracted by surface nonsense, he is targeting their centre of gravity. a man who walks into a street fight blindly assuming Queensberry rules should apply is going to get kicked in the nuts. thats what the establishment does with Trump, and over and over again, he kicks them in the nuts. on a certain level, i respect that. also, on a certain level, they have it coming. but i use qualifiers like, "on a certain level" because there are many other aspects to consider, and like most thinking people, i dont think the circumstances or his presidency can be summed up as either "Orange man good" or "Orange man bad". if you cant see that your description of Trump's sales prowess goes hand in hand with Mr Moore's description of what the people were aching to buy in 2016, then you are lost.
  11. @~thehung

    What a joke

    Michael Moore knew what was up in 2016
  12. @~thehung

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    i will definitely check out Detectorists, but i will have you know, First Reformed sucked! haha Ethan was good/great as always, and i was into the whole listless crisis of faith trajectory and vibe, but shit went nowhere. left me feeling that i needed to be a believer, if not catholic, to register missing subtext — but that obviously wasnt the case for you. seen Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency? what about the The Expanse?
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    What a joke

    he is also a boorish blowhard shyster and poster boy for the Dunning-Kruger effect who capitalises on the disquiet and exhaustion these qualities inspire in his betters. that quote you provided is from a book by Salvatore Babones, a Sydney University sociology professor and contributor to the (pro-Hillary) Sydney Morning Herald (eek! set "fifth column" alert level to: watch and act) i point this out, not because it contradicts anything youve said. it just provides a little nuance. aah, nuance :) but since i know you dont speak it, i have a hypothetical for you: You're out and about in a crowded city centre when suddenly a Trump speech is broadcast on one of those big screens. Do you :- a) scramble for something to hide your raging boner b) put your hands on your hips and thrust them outwards, hoping others will notice your raging boner
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    freshly binged, thank you. excellent indeed, in so many ways. its so rare to see something truly original or at least original enough to sit like a blip above the countless stale incarnations of the same 7 stories. anything else?
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    AOC

    lol, you are really tying yourself in knots to deny reality here next youre going to tell me the Black Hebrew Israelites dont think they are the descendants of the biblical Israelites because they have no reason to believe that. and yet, they do. reality. also, something that should sit well with your paranoia of leftist paranoia: the MAGA hat for many on the left is something between reminiscent of, and tantamount to, the swastika. whether or not they should think this way, they do. reality. one factor i neglected to mention, probably because its common sense (or should be *sigh*), is perhaps the most instrumental one here: for the vendors of clickbait, who thrive on stoking the fires of misconception and disunity, a cluster of red MAGA hats in a video thumbnail is gasoline. reality.
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    Happy Invasion Day

    hmm....i think i have been in the country for every australia day in my life. but i dont think i have ever ventured outside HAHA it should be changed to whatever day is agreeable to everyone — and by "everyone" i mean, at the very least, a majority of indigenous peoples. other than that, i want it to provide a day off, so Jan 1 is out.
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    AOC

    to put it bluntly....the kids were there waiting for a bus. they weren't there to piss anyone off. it was the Black Hebrew Israelites and the Native Americans that involved the kids. whether you like or not, or whether or not it should be the case, MAGA hats, especially when worn by a gaggle preppy youths, are extremely polarising symbols in the current climate, capable of precipitating unsolicited antagonism from the likes of Black Hebrew Israelites and Native Americans. so yeah. it wouldnt have happened anyway.
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    AOC

    it wouldnt have gone viral, because it wouldnt have happened at all.
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    AOC

    not great. but its a positive...like i already said. in many respects "they" — although i generally tend to shrink from referring to "them" nutjob-style as a single entity — fucked up, and showed a self-aware capacity for course correction.
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    Got H?

    9 5 7 5 i e 1 5 1 7 & 1 5 u c
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    AOC

    on the plus side, many outlets subsequently issued follow up stories with a little more balance the story has received little to no coverage here, but it could turn into a bit of landmark moment brilliant analysis in this article: The real politics behind the Covington Catholic controversy, explained The Covington Catholic fight is American politics in microcosm.
  22. @~thehung

    What a joke

    Fun fact, since the beginning, the democrats have surfaced bills that'd fund the closed government agencies for a few weeks, allowing the parties to keep exchanging blows without the expense to the public.
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    What a joke

    i have no argument with this statement. ...not that i need to be told. the game is more vicious than it ever was, and unfortunately the rampant butthurt hysteria of the left has them putting the ethics of the fourth estate in jeopardy all by themselves, which, gallingly, only plays into Trump's cancerously regressive 'enemy of the people' rhetoric. take Elizabeth Warren, for example, i havent checked this, but i would bet that articles critical of the shit she pulled over her claims of native heritage are thin on the ground in the vast majority of mainstream "left-leaning" outlets. instead, its all about reactions to Trump's dickhead bullying behaviour on the topic — ie. foolishly letting him dictate their agenda, because the other option — simple unbiased reportage — is currently off the table. or, how about the saga of the recent supreme court nomination. do a search of all press and see how thin on the ground terms of critical importance like "due process" are, outside of ridiculous conservative rags. the media is following "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" mantra straight to hell. but all it means is you have to consume more, and read between more lines, to get as close to the "real" picture as you could before. thankfully, in Australia, for the time being at least, "left-leaning" still means left-leaning. so when it comes to satire, for example, even the commies at the ABC will unflinchingly tear strips off Labor when its warranted. a similar thing is all but impossible in the US at the moment, and that is far from healthy.
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    What a joke

    trouble getting the Dems to sit at the table? hardly! yeah, its an intractable stalemate, so arguably "both sides are to blame". but Trump has previously just walked out of meetings. got up, walked out, disappeared. many of his apologists would deem that a justifiable tactic if it gets the job done, but if anyone is the one true shitlord of bad faith negotiation here, its him. re: Pelosi's trip, that "story" is little more than Trump's dummy spit over her talk of postponing the State of the Union Address given the circumstances, which was both her playing politics AND being entirely reasonable. if the polls are to believed, only around a third of country blames the DNC specifically for the deadlock — which i believe is more accurate than not.
  25. @~thehung

    Got H?

    uninterested equals uninteresting everybody knows! :D
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