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Everything posted by GLASSJAW


    Tokyo Olympics

    00:26 the voice lmao
  2. context matters horgan says it, it's just another flub from the lame dad wilkinson says it, it's just another callous comment from a callous person the issue shouldn't be WHY ARE WE LETTING HORGAN GET AWAY WITH AN INSENSITIVE STATEMENT!!! instead it should be why do people hold politicians to the impossible standard of never making a mistake? the result is a spin system where politicians are forever passing the buck, never honest, rarely admit their mistakes and are forced to double, triple down on ways they're wrong the amount of bandwidth the
  3. recently watched saint maud and found it quite unsettling when it was over. not at the top of the a24 horror catalogue, but certainly still excellent
  4. I'm not sure I agree with this, media attention has been huge. Global News, the most basic of basic news, did about 5 stories about DOGE this week alone. like, I can't even get my head around that. The same broadcast has even done numerous stories on NFTs. This doesn't include all the mainstream news coverage of NFTs, Musk's memes, the general price uptick. I feel like the whole crypto conversation sort of went hand-in-hand with GME for a lot of broadcasts/publications too I see so many analysts with good records predicting bitcoin's bullrun won't end until this summer, with highs
  5. not only is Cardano NOT an incredible project, it actually has no WORKING product. yes, great, it finally achieved decentralization after years and years of minting from IOHK (and Hoskinson LITERALLY bought his lambos), but not until Cardano releases a working smart contract network, which it should have done years ago, will I even consider it a functional product, let alone an incredible one. and once it releases its long-overdue testnet and public network, it will have to prove to be functional for use (look at the problems eth is now having with network congestion) if you just w
  6. I like some of Maher's takes, watch him regularly. but yeah, he is just another comedian talking about something out of his pay grade -- John Oliver also did a segment on bitcoin and while it was less editorialized than this, I found it to be largely based in ignorance too but Maher does raise some decent points. crypto is in a dangerous mania phase and some coins/tokens have colossal market caps with zero product or ANYTHING to show for it. Cardano is a perfect example. Cardano barely exists outside of a theoretical concept. BNB is another bizarre token that appears to just be a c
  7. virtually none of the measures they just said will stop hacking and extortion or money laundering. so long as there are computers, there will be computer-based money. whether that's bitcoin or monero or something yet to be created, it cannot be stopped if microsoft, amazon and whatever health company are sick of being hacked, they need to stop using sloppy/dated data storage methods. as it stands now, they have extremely large and valuable honeypots just sitting there. that is the problem, not crypto itself
  8. people who think dull, boring portraits of renaissance aristocrats are better than even a mid-tier picasso need to walk around with some identifying marker stitched on their clothes
  9. they don't OWN starbucks, do they? i think they just make these:
  10. you can't put a price on good publicity, can you? the royals weren't paid, and oprah claims they didn't know what she was going to ask... but do we really care? oprah's production company made $7-10 million from the interview. oprah is literally their neighbour. she went to their wedding. need we say more about the angle of the interview? meanwhile, harry and meghan's stock has never been higher -- which is good for them, because their budding media empire signed a reported $140m worth of contracts in the last few months. what better way to kick off a media empire than with the mog
  11. very simply put: -ethereum operates on gas (fees). -in order to make a transaction of eth from one person to the next, you need to pay gas to incentivize the network to verify the transaction. -the incentive is a small denomination of eth -currently the ethereum network is so jammed with activity that gas prices have gone way too high because people want their transactions verified quickly and therefore pay high incentives to get the verification -this is not sustainable, especially when it comes to small transactions which have smaller fees and therefore get pushed
  12. not into NFTs. find the entire thing so confusing with a future so uncertain that i'm more inclined to think it's just like the real art world -- which is to say, probably just a bunch of money laundering going on
  13. this is obviously true - but I think what makes this story so fascinating for people is that it has become -- as Politico put it -- a Rorschach test for political and social ideologies. in traditional low culture fashion, the roleplay is being performed on a stage using populist language and triggering words. but there actually isn't a clear picture at all. the cognitive dissonance required for some of these posts boggles the mind - you willfully have to ignore one detail to focus on the other, then create a story out of it this is pure media schizophrenia
  14. nevermind, just answered my own questions via google
  15. ok i honestly know everything but being aware of something is neither 'hyper awareness' nor is it even necessarily being 'really engaged' it's not difficult to image it's easy if you try https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/arts/virus-celebrities.html https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20200724-how-the-world-turned-on-celebrities i could go on
  16. no idea why you're giving so much emotional credence these cartoonish people. i obviously disagree, and i'll go so far as to say you cannot isolate the individual from the royal family, it's a transcendent position. this isn't about falling in love with a janitor or a lawyer and dealing with the associated circumstances. it's about putting on a $10,000 gown one day, then going on a humanitarian mission to Botswana the next. the absurdity lies in the fact that she signed up to be a representative of the very thing that helped create the class divides she symbolically pretends to br
  17. Coming soon to a theatre near you... Sean Penn and Meghan Markle are... THE UNITED NATIONS! As for the personal question, I attribute my hatred to a lack of sex in my formative years and indoctrination from Moz He was right about everything back then, wasn't he?
  18. Yes, I have heard of Diana. The question should be did Meghan hear about Diana before she signed to join the Royal Reich? I don't think there's anything wrong with assigning "celebrity" to a specific class of human beings. Classes exist, and we (mis)treat each other based on those classes all day long. At what point do we stop caring about Meghan's PR machine and instead chop her up and feed her to the poor?
  19. I sincerely thought COVID-19 would bring the death of celebrity culture as a whole -- the Imagine singalong fiasco, for example, surely highlighted the tremendous gulf that exists between these class structures in a comical yet painful way, NO? Instead, celebrity worship has managed to reverse the public sensibility and utilize victim culture for self preservation. Meghan has now duped the public into thinking she's a victim of the Royal family. Are we 'AVIN A LAFF? She literally married into a family with a gene pool with less depth than her acting career and she's talking about racism? Did
  20. bitcoin is the strongest computer network on the planet today, and therefore obviously the strongest that's ever been - and there's a massive price on its back. if it could be hacked, it would be hacked. that isn't to say that because it hasn't happened it won't happen, but even at super computer levels of cracking bitcoin's level of cryptography would take tens of thousands of years quantum computing, some think, could be a threat - but most agree it isn't. even if legacy cryptography became obsolete through quantum computer, bitcoin would be the last of our worries because the en
  21. you can't mine bitcoin using a pc or gpus anymore, you need an asic. there's zero chance of you running an asic out of your house at a profit. i run a heavy duty one as a hobby miner, and it's still not profitable you can mine lesser cryptocurrencies though and just hope their value goes up. never done this, but obviously people are still doing it.
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