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Cake day: Aug 04, 2022


When I was in college about 15 years ago, you could get a 2 bedroom apartment in a certain capital city for 450/mo. Good luck finding the same for 3 times that now.

So you’ve got a political class driving wages down and driving living costs up. It’s a recipe for disaster.

The indigenous people are another story altogether. To me, it’s a story that shows that communism doesn’t work.

Maxime Bernier is the one voice of reason in a sea of insanity.

300,000 immigrants in a country of 40 million every single year. That’s nutty when you think about it.

“A rep for Trump called the Qanon speculation a ‘dopey conspiracy.’”


This prime minister is obviously transphobic, he’s homophobic, he’s misogynistic, he’s racist, he’s sexist, he’s an American, he’s a Russian, he’s a bot…

And it’s their first female PM! That’s frickin hilarious!

Also, don’t forget to keep the essentials for life in mind: It’s easy not to think about the -40C for months on end, and as Pierre Poilievre recently said: Heating your home isn’t a luxury, you need it to survive.

It might be a cold winter, but eventually springtime will come, so preserving your assets by ensuring for example that your house stays above 0C so your pipes don’t freeze will be important. Protect yourself, protect your assets, and you’ll come out the other side of this having gen alpha kids calling you an asshole because “millennials and gen z had it so easy”.

It’s actually sort of nice sitting here on a platform that lacks that sort of central authority.

He might be. That’s the other reason why we have to protect the kooks, because the world isn’t a movie and sometimes reality is unrealistic. A lot of “crazy conspiracy theories” turned out to be totally true.

Lindell is a kook.

But he’s a kook who is fully allowed to be a kook. Being a kook needs to be protected, because if you are punished for being a kook, then that’s where the line is, and suddenly something that isn’t being a kook is on the borderline, and then we decide that isn’t acceptable either, and soon you’re well outside the realm of being a kook, vanilla attitudes are not acceptable because we allowed that kook to get punished for holding unacceptable opinions.

Landlines aren’t digital radio devices with an IP network stack for handling compressed digital audio. Landline technology was developed 50 years before the invention of the microchip.

Creepy, mopey, and Kain from Legacy of Kain

In my mind, a cell phone has always been a complicated thing that needed a CPU, not something you could potentially put together with a little 8 bit microcontroller running at a few kilohertz.

Trudeau should shut down their bank accounts, since that’s what free countries do to protesters.



https://m.jpost.com/science/article-715147/ The Saccorhytus looks somewhat like a spikey jelly bean with pursed lips and is described by the University of Bristol as "resembling an angry Minion."

the canadian is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be ... unnatural
Did you ever hear the tragedy of Fuhrer Trudeau The Wise? I thought not. It's not a story the constitutionalists would tell you. It's a Fascist legend. Fuhrer Trudeau was a Fuhrer, so powerful and so wise he could use the State to influence the banks to silence peaceful protesters… He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from being criticised. The dark side of the State is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his pomeranian lapdog in a turban everything he knew, then his pomeranian lapdog canceled him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from cricicism, but not himself.


https://lotide.fbxl.net/api/stable/posts/11405/href This is a little project I worked on over the weekend once I realized that my Wii mini, which I previously didn't think could be very useful for me, could be set up with the homebrew channel using the bluebomb exploit. I own a nes mini, snes mini, and playstation mini, and they're all neat toys, but the problem with all of them is that I can't really use them in my living room. The TV is mounted on the wall fairly high up, and I don't have a shelf or anything, and I don't feel like running 100 feet of USB cables all over the place just because I might want to play some super nintendo games once a year. The Wii was a nice solution by itself. It's small, and you can plug a classic controller into the wiimote so you can play games wirelessly and tuck them into a basket for the 364 days you're not playing wii games. The Wii mini is different from the Wii in that it's a much simpler device. It doesn't have an SD card slot, it doesn't have a wifi transciever, it can't use Ethernet at all in its unmodified form. Also, the device doesn't have a frontloading DVD drive like the wii, instead it has a top loading DVD drive like the original playstation, so you can't just simply bolt it to the wall with a piece of wood or strap or plastic like you could with a Wii, because you won't be able to open the DVD drive. Being able to run homebrew was the final straw that made the project viable and interesting. My solution ended up being very simple: The sides of the wii mini are at an angle and come to a point. I measured the dimensions of that angle and created a wall mounted bracket, then printed 3 of them in PLA. A standard Wii has many mounting brackets available since the Wii was the most popular game console of that generation, but the wii mini was a last gasp and so it isn't really popular and there aren't really options out there, so this is a perfect solution for home manufacturing. I realized that the tolerances required to hold the wii mini using these was extremely tight, so I used a piece of lined paper to create a template by putting the Wii into its mounts sitting on the table, then I used a felt marker to mark drill holes. Even so, it wasn't as precise as I'd hoped, and I also had an issue with the anchors I used. I've used plastic screw in anchors on a few other projects and it wasn't a problem, but these anchors absolutely hated my living room wall, so that became way more complicated than I would have liked. It does work, but it's not perfect. If I were to design something like this again, I would remove the requirement to perfectly mount the anchors by printing a piece of plastic holding the three pieces in the exact spot so I didn't need to mount them perfectly. I would probably try to make it a hangable holder so I could just put a couple hangers on the wall and hang the wii holder off of it rather than try to drill securely into the wall. Regardless, it does work as you can see, and I'm happy enough with the results. My favorite prints are the ones that quietly become a permanent part of my life, and this is a great example of that. The Wii is being held behind my TV, hidden but accessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swqf1N9_vWc 3 hour review on one of the best star wars stories told in the interactive medium.

Tom Stanton
This guy does a lot of neat stuff. I watched a few electric bike videos he did where he tried building e-bikes with various features.

Tools I use to make Windows 10 work for me
The first thing I use is Windows 10 decrapifier. To use this, open up Powershell ISE as an administrator, and paste the script into a new editor window, then run it. It will automatically remove all the garbage Windows 10 installs by default. It works pretty well with Windows 11 as well. https://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/4378-windows-10-decrapifier-18xx-19xx-2xxx Next, O&O Shutup10 This tool shuts down a lot of the different telemetry stuff to keep windows 10 your own. It also works with Windows 11. https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 Finally, I like to install OpenShell, a start menu replacement for Windows 10. Right now it doesn't easily work on Windows 11, I use Start11 on windows 11. Openshell doesn't just replace the start menu with a windows 7 style start menu, it reimplements search so the search works much better and doesn't rely on windows search service. https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu Here's a bonus tip that only applies to Windows 11: If you use the open source tool rufus to create your installation media, you can tell rufus to create installation media that bypasses all the new TPM requirements. I have a computer capable of running windows 11, but I don't want to give them access to my TPM, I don't want secure boot, I don't want any of this stuff. I want to run my computer the way I want to, and this install media allows that. You lose some minor features here and there. https://rufus.ie/en/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hid9bDnSeok He had an idea that the one technique would be better for the disk, but he had no idea how much better. Really surprising results.

Flange Bolting 101 - Elastic Interactions
https://invidious.fbxl.net/watch?v=yMrieQoErcQ It turns into an ad at the end, but the fundamental stuff they talk about beforehand is a really interesting and easy to understand summary of a fundamental issue with tightening bolts on a flange.