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I guess better than paving over it
     
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^^^

Yeah it could have been worse for the car owner!

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Spot the King of Thailand in this picture...

     
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Looks like a very chill dude.
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May 17, 2017, 03:58 PM
 
Yakuza member is the King?
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Nice puppy.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Looks like a very chill dude.
Literally. Guys in the suits had to have been dying. It was probably 108° with 275% humidity.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Literally. Guys in the suits had to have been dying. It was probably 108° with 275% humidity.
That was Germany, a few days ago, apparently. More like 21°C at 40%
     
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May 21, 2017, 04:24 PM
 
Yup. Also, we probably just got banned in Thailand (they're trying to suppress those images as being lèse majesté).
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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I'm debating whether number 0 is insane or a genius for running towards the shit.
     
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Originally Posted by P View Post
Yup. Also, we probably just got banned in Thailand (they're trying to suppress those images as being lèse majesté).
This may have entered into my reasoning for posting it.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
That was Germany, a few days ago, apparently. More like 21°C at 40%
It took me until now to realize the subject was the photo and not Germany.
     
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Jun 2, 2017, 12:49 PM
 
Don't drink and steal sharks:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/201....html#comments

for those who don't have bugmenot, here is video:

     
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2017 Pro MacBooks will feature a REmoji bar, followed by Tim Cook introducing dollar sign Apple Sunglasses and watch bands:

http://remoji.com
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ah, that feels like the old timey interwebs I used to know.
     
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This one time, at Boot Camp, I stuck a flute up my PC.
     
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Best comment: snap, crackle, POP POP MUTHA****A!
     
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Jun 9, 2017, 04:46 PM
 
I once saw a guy get shot by a muzzleloader filled with granola, it wasn't pretty. (No one was seriously injured.)
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granola is kind of spiky.
     
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Jun 9, 2017, 05:35 PM
 
That's nuts.
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Jun 10, 2017, 08:26 AM
 
Grape nuts, to be precise. Most of it had already turned to powder before it hit him, but it did leave a big bruise and he hopped around for a little while. Things that happen during lodge trips after everyone is smashed...
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Jun 10, 2017, 04:38 PM
 
These must be those responsible gun owners you're always referring to.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Yes.



One of the things I like most about this clip is I can guarantee you if anyone had gotten injured here, they would have immediately accepted responsibility for having brought it upon themselves.
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
These must be those responsible gun owners you're always referring to.
Are you sure they weren't health-food fanatics? "It's time for your granola. Don't bother trying to decline."
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Yes.



One of the things I like most about this clip is I can guarantee you if anyone had gotten injured here, they would have immediately accepted responsibility for having brought it upon themselves.
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Are you sure they weren't health-food fanatics? "It's time for your granola. Don't bother trying to decline."
All the real ammo was locked away, I'm not sure what the hell he's complaining about. It would most definitely be Hunter S Thompson approved.
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How about that Uber exec that resigned because he joked about women talking too much in a all-hands meeting about sexism. Christ on a cracker.
     
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What? They do.
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I talk too much.
     
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Jun 15, 2017, 11:59 AM
 
Just about everyone does.
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I don't even...

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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
I don't even...

I see your bet and raise
One of my coworker's hobbies is looking at mugshots from the sheriffs when page. This dude has been arrested on what seems like a weekly basis.
http://mugshots.com/search.html?q=Jacob+goff
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Yeah, but HE wasn't busted trafficking wild raccoons.
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4K display discussion moved to it's own thread in Peripherals. It was too reasonable a request - not ridiculous at all.
     
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Something to lighten up your Saturday!
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Jun 21, 2017, 08:47 PM
 
prevents mosquitoes? what about ticks? Worth a cat infestation to get rid of those things.
     
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Jul 7, 2017, 03:55 AM
 
Another expensive painting stolen.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-40502759

Why would anyone value this painting more than $20 is beyond me. Add $50 for the frame and the frame is more expensive than the painting.
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Jul 9, 2017, 09:14 AM
 
That is a very weird statement.

You can barely buy a printed copy of a photograph of some random thing for $20. Why wouldn't a painting by a famous artist be worth much more than that?
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Shortcut View Post
That is a very weird statement.

You can barely buy a printed copy of a photograph of some random thing for $20. Why wouldn't a painting by a famous artist be worth much more than that?
That is my point. Maybe I misphrased it.
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Is this a point about taste, or the meaninglessness of originals in a world where an arbitrary amount of reproductions can be made for almost no cost?
     
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Jul 9, 2017, 09:13 PM
 
Both actually. I would have posted more, but I had to check out of my hotel. Some random art (most important part) + something that can be easily reproduced.
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I think if we look at it honestly, what gives these things value is the buyer wanting it to have that value, otherwise there's no point in buying it.

Yes, I realize this is a tautology. Such is art.
     
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Jul 9, 2017, 11:59 PM
 
I totally agree. I just think it is ridiculous to me and perhaps the vast majority of people.
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Jul 10, 2017, 12:09 AM
 
To me, the only ridiculous part is pretending it's something else. If someone is up-front about it having value only because they want it to, they can and should knock themselves out. That's basically patronage of the arts, and I'm all for it.
     
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Modern art is only considered art by a relatively small handful of people, while classic art (the kind that takes years to even learn, much less become a master) is recognized by almost everyone.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Modern art is only considered art by a relatively small handful of people, while classic art (the kind that takes years to even learn, much less become a master) is recognized by almost everyone.
These days, someone can crap on a plate, paint it gold, and it's called art.

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Yep, post-modernism at its finest, right there. Ugh.
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