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@~thehung

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  1. @~thehung

    Has editing died ?

    yeah, it looks perfectly fine to me for dialogue in fiction, and i suspect everyone does it that way now, if they didnt already. if you use long billions, what do you call 10^9 ? huh..."is talking the world by storm". all this take of pedantry and i cant believe i only just noticed that.
  2. @~thehung

    Has editing died ?

    i may have confused the issue with an example that couldve been read as dialogue within fiction, wherein the conventions are less clear (to me). how about this instead? suppose i am writing a non-fiction article about my trip to the cafe. US style: The options on the menu were "rare," "medium rare," "medium," and "well done." [commas and full stops in the wrong places!] Proper-like: The options on the menu were "rare", "medium rare", "medium", and "well done".
  3. @~thehung

    Has editing died ?

    how about ugly and laboriously inane? as in the punctuation of this headline from The New Yorker: "Donald Trump, Jr.,’s Love for Russian Dirt" one americanisation that shits me to tears is the habit of placing punctuation extraneous to an original quote inside the bounds of the quotation marks. this is a perversion of the very idea of what a quote should be — an absolutely bloody verbatim testament! "Blib Blob Blab," she said, "is talking the world by storm." now, i ask you, what is the full stop doing inside the quote? why is the symbol for the end of a sentence, not at the end of the sentence? aaarrrggghh! and this habit is even more egregious in the age of computers. because now, if i want to highlight that fucking bullshit to google search it, i end up searching for "Blib Blob Blab," <--- look at it! just look at that gormless fucking freeloading comma FFS!
  4. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    hmm... i'd never heard of this browser extension: AdNauseum "Built atop uBlock Origin, AdNauseam quietly clicks on every blocked ad, registering a visit on ad networks' databases. As the collected data gathered shows an omnivorous click-stream, user tracking, targeting and surveillance become futile." article: AdNauseam: Friend or Foe For Advertisers ?
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    geez ppl, not a "mistake" — beyond being a throw away joke about medical-sounding acronyms.
  6. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    but...isnt Ghostery dodgy...for some reason or another? :) i remember switching away from them in a hurry a few years back to uBlock (actually, Privacy Badger + Disconnect + uBlock Origin), although i have no recollection why :/
  7. @~thehung

    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    Emergency Room by Tuberculosis
  8. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    yeah well thanks for that Jeruselem, ya fucking dickhead! and boo! to you nich, for not modding it away /smh
  9. @~thehung

    how crap is this government ?

    hehe that would be a nice bonus. but just inferring the fact of the moment the penny finally dropped is pretty sweet.
  10. @~thehung

    how crap is this government ?

    keyboard shortcuts for 'select All' and 'Copy to clipboard', respectively. you can even just hold Ctrl while you quickly tap 'a' then 'c' (just make sure the cursor is inside the post first). sometimes, i'll make a temp copy of my post in this way, then continue to make a royal mess of it, and then just Ctrl+A and Ctrl+V (ie. paste) to revert to my "save"
  11. @~thehung

    how crap is this government ?

    youre out Tony. youre fucking out! good riddance. get fucked.
  12. @~thehung

    how crap is this government ?

    its long been my habit to Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C before i post anything longish.
  13. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    good. fuck monsanto.
  14. @~thehung

    how crap is this government ?

    had to look it up. if ever there was a movie i just didnt get...
  15. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    did he know that she is half black? because she's just your garden variety dark skinned English royal, right? the whole country is very aware of it. media coverage has largely been devoid of the veiled racism you might have seen a couple of decades ago, and furthermore has been vocal in hailing the marriage as a celebration of diversity. (and theyre probably extra incentivised to do so given the xenophobia brexit has stirred up). he knew it as a citizen, plus he worked for the beeb. "did he know"... 0_o i couldnt be bothered searching myriad examples, so here's just two recent stories reported in our country: 2 May Meghan Markle's baby a symbol of hope for diverse Britain and a target for racist trolls 5 may British Royals launch social media protocols after trolling of Meghan Markle and Kate both preceding Danny's monkey moment
  16. @~thehung

    Clive Palmer

    can you tease this out a bit? i am obviously not getting it. the channel partner is a reseller of their hardware? if the cost they pay is low, why is their margin so small?
  17. @~thehung

    how crap is this government ?

    i have zero time for spruikers, and i especially despise that chirpy breed of gladhand that loiters around the entrances of polling stations wearing their team colours. i dont care whose team youre on. if i havent sought eye contact with you, i am not interested. save that shit-eating grin for someone else. dont wave to me. dont call out to me. dont expect the slightest acknowledgement that you exist and breathe the same air i do. i am not sure that ive ever seen a "how to vote" card in the flesh. whoever needs one of these come polling day should probably forfeit their vote.
  18. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    i dont know much about him, but he's done the rounds on all those british panel shows, and everything ive seen of him screams 'one of the good guys'. but yes, right now, firing. if only because of the precedent set by all the ridiculous overreactions that have become par for the course in the current climate. thats kind of forced their hand. whether they want to or not, they cant afford to make him an exceptional example for a softer touch with something this sensitive. its a hinging cultural moment, and working class roots aside, he's a respected voice of the establishment which cant allow itself to be seen shitting on the empire's first mix-raced baby. assuming he's not a closet racist, rehabilitation later, when people calm the fuck down.
  19. @~thehung

    Clive Palmer

    right back at ya. its potential misuse of market power, even if nothing would ever or could ever be done about it in most contexts. (its the vibe of the thing). and whilst "below the cost level a small business can sell that product at" could just mean margins too small to be feasible for the little guy irrespective of price competition, severe undercutting couldve easily been implied. but sure, the specifics of this example aside, many aspects of a free market = law of the jungle, which is how it should be.
  20. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    as much as i am resolutely in the "yeah, lets not insta-kill peoples livelihoods and careers at the drop of a hat for singular social media fuck ups" camp, and as much as i can entertain the possibility that he had a very unlikely and very freakish lapse of reason and therefore was unaware of the racial overtones, in this instance, i just dont see how else the BBC could have reacted. i mean, jesus Danny, the fuck were you thinking?
  21. @~thehung

    Clive Palmer

    "While selling goods at a below-cost price is usually okay, it may be illegal if it is done for the purpose of eliminating or substantially damaging a competitor. This is known as predatory pricing. Whether the law has been broken will depend on a number of factors, such as how long the goods were sold below cost and how much market power the seller has." this is an area of the ACL (section 46) that has been under continual revision for years, and is a matter of fierce debate. you can read speeches on the most recent amendments from various pollies here. the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Act was introduced in 2017. Section 46 - Misuse of market power (1) A corporation that has a substantial degree of power in a market must not engage in conduct that has the purpose, or has or is likely to have the effect, of substantially lessening competition... ...which continues in the same non-specific vein that is in some ways more and less powerful than the preceding provision: Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (1) A corporation that has a substantial degree of power in a market shall not take advantage of that power in that or any other market for the purpose of: (a) eliminating or substantially damaging a competitor of the corporation or of a body corporate that is related to the corporation in that or any other market; (b) preventing the entry of a person into that or any other market; or (c) deterring or preventing a person from engaging in competitive conduct in that or any other market. (1AAA) If a corporation supplies goods or services for a sustained period at a price that is less than the relevant cost to the corporation of supplying the goods or services, the corporation may contravene subsection (1) even if the corporation cannot, and might not ever be able to, recoup losses incurred by supplying the goods or services. (1AA) A corporation that has a substantial share of a market must not supply, or offer to supply, goods or services for a sustained period at a price that is less than the relevant cost to the corporation of supplying such goods or services, for the purpose of: (a) eliminating or substantially damaging a competitor of the corporation or of a body corporate that is related to the corporation in that or any other market; or (b) preventing the entry of a person into that or any other market; or (c) deterring or preventing a person from engaging in competitive conduct in that or any other market. i suppose your point is that the supermarket enjoys a loophole in not operating at a loss, although the sorts of practices youve described could potentially fall afoul of the current law — even if there will always be shenanigans which are anti-competitive and remain legal by default of them being prohibitively difficult to prove illegal in practice — whether or not by design of the law. in any case, what is or isnt currently "legal" is so according to legislation riddled with biases that mark clear points of difference between Liberal and Labor and as such does not amount to an objective measure of who is "right".
  22. @~thehung

    Clive Palmer

    hmm... didnt have a hand in that GetUp! ad by any chance did you? :P
  23. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    hmm...some of those type are fine though. much depends on quality and concentration. i mean, there is a HUGE difference between the synthetic bullshit you can almost taste at the back of your throat, and genuine essential oils used subtly. the problem is, there are a lot of fakes as well as wizbang concoctions that are just overkill whether or not theyre made from genuine oils, and as such are about as pleasant as snorting a toilet deodoriser.
  24. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    some public places: acrid dollar shop air freshener, a radio blaring obnoxious ads, bright as fuck flouro lights, and chuck in a tantrum chucking toddler for good measure. bliss.
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