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    Rich “Lowtax” Kyanka has passed away.

    I just heard about this from a real-life friend who is also into "internet culture". I've backed away from internet forums more and more over the years, SA I left in probably the early 2010s. I was on the forums pretty religiously in late 2000s and I remembered the front page and the drama throughout early-mid 2000s. I've been reducing my message board usage a lot this last year (cut off Reddit entirely which had supplanted SA for the last decade for me) and I think all I can say is I regret how much time I spent on the internet. I recommend people not spend a lot of time on the internet. Don't get in dumb arguments and don't embrace the internet drama machine. Things worked out for me, this isn't some sort of cry for help, I just think if I could go back in time and tell my 12 year old self that the internet is a stupid place to spend lots of time maybe it would have been for the better. I wish I'd never been a member on SA. How many hours of college did I spend on an internet message board? It's really just depressing. I worry about the butterfly effect it would have if I could stop myself from being an internet-user kid/teen because my career in software must be at least in part due to my internet-driven teenage years, so who knows, but I guess if we don't do extremes I think I should at least have spent less time on the internet. I'd highly recommend spending less time on the internet to everyone. Maybe this is a large jump from "Lowtax killed himself" to "get off the internet", but it doesn't feel that way to me. It feels like another nail in the coffin of the negative conclusions I've been drawing about anonymous internet discourse. You can win every internet argument by not being the person who is spending their life online arguing.
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    Chaos at McDonald's

    I’d bet that the cultural appropriation tiktok is not at all serious, just making fun of both BTS and the fans as well as baiting people with an over-extended definition of cultural appropriation. It seems like the same kind of memeing that happened with fidget spinners and Szechuan Sauce, basically just trying to throw fuel on the fire when a dorky consumer good blows up.
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    Mirrored/Flipped horizontally screen (NOT ROTATED)

    Because of mouse inputs?
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    Mirrored/Flipped horizontally screen (NOT ROTATED)

    All controls would need to be mirrored as well.
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    Things about Doom you just found out

    There is a Mac port now?
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    Should I Make A Twitter Account?

    My understanding is PS5 faced production shortages, but either way, not owning a video game system is not the same as being in a marginalized class (that’s actually hilariously gross in its own right to posit), especially when phrased in such an intentionally glib way. It takes a lot of hops to end up at “making fun of poor people” and that’s exactly what makes Twitter such trash. Not punching down is a good thing until you start arguing in earnest people should be fired over some stupid joke about PS5 ownership
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    Should I Make A Twitter Account?

    Corny dank memes about not having a PS5 is punching down now? See this is what people are talking about
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    An "invisible sculpture" was sold at 18,300$

    I know it’s kind of dumb but in this case the point being made is probably about the intangibility of things like NFTs and other things where you get a certificate and an idea of something. Who knows if anyone actually paid that much versus a friend funneling a loaned $18k back to the artist at auction just to get the art talked about. I think these kinds of things are more likely trolling the exasperated public and making some sort of point in doing so, then that a rich person was fooled into spending $18k. There’s either some nefarious laundering thing going on or a point being made, but no one is being tricked or so pretentious as to actually think buying nothing makes some kind of high-minded sense. It’s the entirety of the absurd ordeal that is the art, not just the “invisible statue”.
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    How do you like your pizza?

    I like marinara pizza because I don’t like dairy and I don’t like melted cheese beyond not liking dairy so I have no desire to replace it with dairy free alternatives. Marinara pizza is classic pizza so I always defend myself that it’s what pizza was before it became so cheese-centric. Tomato sauce, good pizza dough, olive oil, oregano. Then, whatever toppings I feel like (sausage, anchovy, pepperoni, some kind of vegetable, etc). I will say that I order marinara pizza a lot from places where they make traditional Neapolitan style pizza and it just doesn’t travel well. I’m not sure if it’s Neapolitan pizza or just the marinara style but the crust is so thin in the center that it’s entirely flaccid in many cases upon arrival and it’s just annoying to eat. I think when I made pizza a few times, I didn’t roll the dough quite so thin even though maybe I’m doing it less traditionally. I also like that deep dish red Sicilian cheeseless pizza as well.
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    What happens when we die?

    It’s arguable that there is no way a morally just entity could punish mortals with eternal damnation. I don’t believe this stuff to begin with but I also think if it were real to some degree, hell (at least mainstream western culture hell) is nonsensical from any rational perspective. The simplest way I could make my argument is it would be like watching a toddler crawl into oncoming traffic while an adult looks on and says “welp I gave them all the tools to not make this stupid choice but I suppose it’s how it goes”. Any afterlife that is just earthly paradise forever sounds kind of like an impossibility also, as existence is so frightening that only an opium fueled endless thought numbing orgy could really start to push away the existential dread that any earthly existence is bound to have no matter how luxurious and at that point Heaven is basically self-medicating with some ethereal Xanax which doesn’t sound very transcendent. What disturbs me is how existence seems to just be endless, what’s outside of existence? More existence? Well that’s scary, what’s at the top? And what would the alternative be? Nothingness? And now the panic attack starts lol :( Also, as for reincarnation, my understanding as a westerner who only knows about eastern thought through pop new age sources is that it is basically a “bad” thing, existence is suffering, rebirth is an endless cycle and the freedom from it is through transcending material desire upon which you can instead obtain nirvana upon death which means, roughly, that you are extinguished like a candle and free of the cycle of rebirth. I think living life is fun and enjoyable but there are certain inescapable points of existential dread about “why” and “how” that exist outside of scientific understand and seem to not have even a hypothetically satisfactory answer that a human could process. I don’t even know what I would want some higher order being to tell me the reason for existing is, if I had the opportunity to ask. I can’t even fathom what answer would help make me feel less scared by all of it. So I think that the best thing is to try and enjoy things as they are and honestly only an afterlife that involves loss of ego or self seems to really make sense once you get past the scariness of it. Anything else just feels cruel or like some sort of metaphysical Matrix.
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    Chili and Hot Sauce

    I like spicy food but I also easily get mouth sores and stomach aches so I just power through lol
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    How would you want a future Quake title to look and play?

    I think it would be cool if they did a remake of the original Quake, also. Differentiate it from Doom by being more Lovecraftian and gothic. They could revisit the slipgate storyline and make it feel weirdly familiar to Doom but not quite just like the original. But in the end, they should have Quakeguy jump through one final slipgate where he sees flashes of other worlds and suddenly, Doomguy/slayer, then credits. Open up the crossover universe using a Quake remake essentially. Unify the two mad scientist/teleport/strange dimension storylines.
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    Doom logo font

    That’s not really a font, it’s a full graphic design/art endeavor. Someone had to draw that logo, it’s not just typed in. The closest I’ve seen is people photoshopping new letters from the “strokes” of the existing ones, but that’s still a lot of effort and encounters the problem of how the perspective of each letter is vanishing towards a center point somewhere, which means each letter can’t even be easily rearranged much less cut up and turned into new letters. Furthermore, the “D” and “M” have stylized descending qualities that bookend “Doom” which makes it even less portable, really the entire thing is full freight it’s own artwork which cannot really be expanded upon without a lot of effort.
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    What kind of vacation is your type ?

    I like going to foreign cities alone where I can just go around all day to museums and such and then nap at hotel and then go to a bar at night. I’m not the most extroverted person, but this sort of thing has always been relaxing and somewhat freeing. I like not having obligations to friends/family/etc and traveling solo and just walking around and relaxing, and I’ve had great luck making random acquaintances from all over the world just going to bars that have a large portion of global expats. Of course I never see these people again but it’s fun just hanging out with other random people in a different city. This is also so far from my normal “at home” personality of being kind of introverted (I go out but I’m not “that guy” making friends with everyone at the bar) that it’s weird to type out in the first person. Second to that is just hanging out on beach or at pool relaxing in warm weather. That’s a much less “productive” vacation when contrasted with seeing new cities, but I enjoy them as well. I really think traveling solo is great though, I’m sure it’s personality dependent but I have good memories of it. I had a vague sadness every day between museums and going out that I was alone half a world away from anyone I knew but as a general introvert I found that surprising and manageable, and further I found the ease of meeting new people as an introvert also surprising. I met up with friends later in the trip and it was so frustrating to organize plans after 10 days of not worrying about coordinating with anyone on anything.
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    Pour one out for Internet Explorer

    The warnings for HTTP aren’t as intrusive as misconfigured HTTPS I thought, but regardless these kinds of exceptions should have workarounds IT could implement (or an IT team could issue internal certificates and make their intranet secure). It’s a good thing that browsers are pushing for HTTPS everywhere, though, same with getting rid of IE6; companies cheaping out on IT for their internal workflows shouldn’t define the user experience and security of the future