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Serious / Politics is creeping in where it doesn't belong
« on: February 01, 2017, 11:55:55 AM »
Overheard it at work a few days ago, looked it up today.

It’s happening, whether some people like it or not: Donald Trump is coming to the Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World closed Hall of Presidents attraction for refurbishment
Petitions asked Disney not to add President Trump to the attraction
New petition asks disney to stop Trump animatronic from speaking
After Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election, many Disney fans speculated that his animatronic would be added to the Magic Kingdom attraction. Disney confirmed those suspicious when it announced shortly after, that the attraction would close in January for refurbishment.

Including the new Commander-in-Chief has become something of a tradition after every presidential election cycle. Former President Barack Obama was added in 2009, George W. Bush in 2001 and Bill Clinton in 1993.

However, some people are unhappy with the planned addition of Trump. Many of them have called on Disney to either close the attraction permanently or not add him at all. Some have even started petitions in hopes of getting Disney to change its mind.

A New York man has started a petition asking Disney to “stop the inevitable Donald Trump animatronic figure from speaking.”

“Donald Trump ran a Presidential campaign on hateful speech misogyny, racism and xenophobia," wrote Matthew Rogers in the petition. “In doing so, he tainted the legacy of the American Presidency forever.”

Since 1993, the animatronic of the sitting U.S. president has delivered a speech. Bill Clinton became the first president to provide his voice. George W. Bush and Obama followed suit and recorded their voices for the show.

At the time of this writing, Rogers’ petition has reached 1,133 supporters.

Disney has yet to announce how Trump will be included in the attraction.

The Hall of Presidents is scheduled to reopen in late June.

Half the point of going there on vacation is to get away from the day to day nonsense of the real world. Shit like politics, news, and other problems facing the world are supposed to be left behind when visiting WDW. I can just see it now in June with people wanting to go into the attraction and unable to enjoy it because of inevitable disrespectful noises that will be made during the show. There's already childish groans whenever both the Bush's are called.

Septagon / Cheeeeaaattttt, Sep7 is slow again!
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:46:10 PM »
Sometimes refreshing takes like five minutes.

The Flood / Oh shit, how do I not fuck up?
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:21:45 PM »
Talking to a girl on POF, how do I keep the conversation going. Just finished a conversation about her studying Theology:

>That sounds wicked cool, does it go over just Christianity or other types of religious beliefs too?

>So far just Christianity. But I go to a Christian college so.

>Well that's probably to be expected, it's still really cool though. It's a really good and unconventional set of knowledge to have under the belt and it mixes well with any other classes that involve Humanities.

>Yes it seems to so far

I'm at a loss on what to do or where to go now on this.

Gaming / Final Fantasy VII 20th Anniversary/ FF 30th Ann.
« on: January 31, 2017, 05:00:33 PM »

Today is the 20th Anniversary of FFVII and this year marks the 30th Anniversary for Final Fantasy in December. Today SE hosted an event in Tokyo to celebrate the occasion:

>No news on FFVII but there was some art work.
>FFXII: The Zodiac Age will be released June 11th.
>Episode Gladio for FFXV will be released March 28th.
>Episode Prompto will be released later in June.
>Balthier will be added as a summoned character for World of Final Fantasy before the Zodiac Age releases.

The Flood / Final trailer for BaTB
« on: January 31, 2017, 01:17:18 PM »


The Flood / Let's ride the trolley
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:20:28 PM »

The Flood / TV help
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:29:00 PM »
I filed my taxes and I'm getting a little bit of money that I plan to use on both a PS4 and a new TV since the current one in the living room is Soyo piece of shit that doesn't deserve to exist. All I'm looking for is a 1080p 50 inch in the $500 range.

Right now I have on my Amazon Wishlist a 2016 TCL 55FS3750. It's $450 and has 1080p, Roku built in, 55", and has 3HDMI inputs. I wanted to know if you guys have any knowledge on what to do when it comes to buying TVs online.

Link to the model:

The Flood / Jim is back! ABDL on Suicide Watch!
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:21:35 AM »
Your parents were wrong, you can shit your pants well into adulthood.


Serious / Happy Birthday to Fred Korematsu
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:17:36 AM »
Fred would've been 98 today. For those of you who don't know, he was a civil rights activist that spoke out against the Japanese internment camps during WWII. And rightfully so as Japanese citizens were vital in translating radio messages intercepted by Tojo.

Serious / Science CAN make catgirls a reality
« on: January 26, 2017, 01:50:41 PM »

>Inject embryo of a pig with human cells
>It can survive and grow inside a host mother

Chimeras are officially a thing now:

There are two ways to make a chimera. The first is to introduce the organs of one animal into another—a risky proposition, because the host’s immune system may cause the organ to be rejected.

The other method is to begin at the embryonic level, introducing one animal’s cells into the embryo of another and letting them grow together into a hybrid.

It sounds weird, but it’s an ingenious way to eventually solve a number of vexing biological problems with lab-grown organs.

When scientists discovered stem cells, the master cells that can produce any kind of body tissue, they seemed to contain infinite scientific promise. But convincing those cells to grow into the right kinds of tissues and organs is difficult.

Cells must survive in Petri dishes. Scientists have to use scaffolds to make sure the organs grow into the right shapes. And often, patients must undergo painful and invasive procedures to harvest the tissues needed to kick off the process.

Serious / GOP eyeing bill to build the wall
« on: January 26, 2017, 11:21:31 AM »

The only thing that needs to be quoted is:

"We're going to pay for it and front the money up," House Speaker Paul Ryan said on MSNBC Wednesday evening.

So as of now, it will be the U.S. taxpayers and not Mexico that will pay for the wall....

The Flood / My W2 came in
« on: January 25, 2017, 10:56:02 PM »
First person to guess my shitty minimum wage yearly income for 2016 to the nearest thousand will get a free dare on me.

The Flood / Are you ready for March 11?
« on: January 25, 2017, 10:36:22 PM »

New season niggas

Serious / EU wants to shut down Libya route before summer
« on: January 25, 2017, 09:03:49 PM »

The article is in Dutch but can be translated. Basic TL;DR or TL;DT goes:

>President of the European Council Tusk, President of the European Commission Juncker, and the Maltese Prime Minister Muscat, want to shut down the Libyan migration route within the next couple of months. If this does not happen soon, then Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders - supported by millions of dissatisfied civilians - will destroy the EU from within, Muscat warns.

>Because of the urgency of this problem, President of the European Council Tusk may even consider drastic measures that were off limits until recently, such as locking down the Libya coast. Tusk calls such a solution 'raising a defensive wall' in a confidential report to the EU states that he wrote together with Muscat. This afternoon, the European Commission will present a series of measures that underline the urgency: "before spring and summer roll around, decisive action will be required".

It's upsetting that they're going against the migration not because they think it's starting to cause problems, but because it will threaten re-election.

The Flood / Fucking fever blisters!
« on: January 25, 2017, 05:08:36 PM »
Had to rip the same one off twice in a week and it hurts like Hell.

Does anyone else get them from colds?!

The Flood / Bill's brain vs. Hillary's brain
« on: January 23, 2017, 11:50:39 AM »


The Flood / Nuka
« on: January 20, 2017, 09:54:16 AM »
I did your two week avatar challenge.

Now I demand a reward for my victory.

Serious / The 58th Presidential Inauguration
« on: January 20, 2017, 09:47:21 AM »



The Flood / Is Powerade okay for a cold?
« on: January 19, 2017, 09:20:04 PM »
I'm a picky bitch with what I eat and drink so I always need something flavorful to drink, as such my fridge is never really stocked up on anything other than milk and Powerade. Now I have a cold and I've been too tired all day to go to the store to buy OJ and some bottles of water. So I've been guzzling down whatever Powerade I do have since a tip that's often passed around is to just drink a lot.

I know it's no substitute for OJ or plain water but will it do anything for me?

Serious / President Obama's Final Press Conference
« on: January 19, 2017, 10:48:43 AM »

Key points from the conference:

-Obama couldn't bring himself to fully admit that Russia was 100% involved in meddling with the election. Claims Sanctions were meant to punish for Crimea.

-Doesn't have a comment on Assange willing to come to the US.

-Spanish reporter tries to (subtly) criticize Obama for ending Wet Foot, Dry Foot. Obama claims that in normalizing relations with Cuba, immigrants from Cuba are treated equally as other immigrants from countries.

-More Israel/Palestine 2-state solution belief, nothing really important.

-Claims voter fraud does not exist in any form whatsoever. I agree with him that there's a problem of people who can vote but don't. But having no restriction on who comes to the booths is objectively bad.

-Literally every other reporter has tried to play identity politics and subtly insinuate that America is going to be destroyed when Obama leaves.

So in general: Obama and a very tiny few of the reporters were sensible about the new administration, everyone else was subtly being irrational.

Serious / Gambia HAPPENING
« on: January 18, 2017, 02:48:59 PM »

>Senegal has amassed troops on the border
>Given a midnight deadline for the Gambian President to step down
>Nigeria is sending troops as well

Serious / Razer's prototype triple-screen laptop stolen....
« on: January 14, 2017, 12:32:30 PM »
....Then found in a Chinese version of Ebay for $22,000.

TL;DR without reading: Razer showcased their new prototype laptop which featured three screens, codenamed Project Valerie. Two of their models were stolen at a booth in in the CES show, and less than a week after the CEO of Razer offered a reward for the whereabouts of the tech, it shows up on a Chinese pawn shop for $22k.

Serious / """"Clock"""" Boy's defamation lawsuit is canned
« on: January 11, 2017, 11:28:39 AM »

TL;DR: The dad of the boy who filed the defamation lawsuit loses the hearing as their lawyer couldn't provide any evidence of defamation.

REMINDER: He did NOT build the clock. He took it out of a casing and put it a pencil box and said he """"built"""" it.

Serious / Can we talk about TYT?
« on: January 09, 2017, 01:21:44 PM »

I don't really watch the news (or TV in general). And that's not because I like to humor myself as trying to stay away from the biased BS because we all have that regardless. It's because I spend almost all my time either working or vidya gamez. With that being said, I still know the game with reporters and how it's set up. Which is why I find the idea of TYT being around after the election to be an anomaly.

I can imagine that working with politics and keeping a straight face must really suck, the constant stress of always dealing with shit you not only disagree with but hate outright can really get to some people. Yet even with clear biased news sources like MSNBC and FOX, there's still a level of professionalism to some degree when approaching the topic. Yet I don't ever get that from TYT.

What's even half-professional about going "You're fucking dumb, I think you're garbage." in any way? The outright tantrums spewed from Cenk and Ana make me wonder who bothers with them if it's not for a quick laugh. Suprisingly though, Ana's comments on Trump's victory is more reasonable than Cenk's comments. "I can't believe Loser Donald won...." Even if he had lost the election, the idea of Cenk calling Trump a loser is just silly. The man is a fucking Millionaire who makes money on saying crazy bullshit, and he just won the Presidency. Trump is a lot of negative things, but a loser is not one of them.

Do any of you watch the TYT, or any news outlets that approach the subject of politics the same? Can anyone clue me on on what draws people to angry idiots shouting over the internet? How do they still get money to continue their show?

The Flood / LoK seasons 3 & 4
« on: January 09, 2017, 12:35:08 PM »
Are they any good? I finished season 2 back when it still aired on the Nickelodian channel but then they appeared to have hid seasons 3 and 4 from under my nose so for the longest time I had no idea it actually existed until both were out on DVD and BD. Now I have both seasons coming in the mail and I'm getting mixed reception of both of them.

For the record I liked season 2 and didn't really see the issues people had with Korra in it or the pacing of the story (although anything not involving Korra tended to drag on).

So does Sep7 have any views on Seasons 3 & 4?

The Flood / Having streams in the background?
« on: January 08, 2017, 11:42:24 AM »
I've developed a new habit of having some Youtuber stream play in the background of whatever I'm doing.

It used to be just having the Metocast play whenever one was uploaded while doing something brain dead in FFXIV. But now I like just having it play whenever I'm just browsing the internet and forums. Since it's fucking bat-shit cold right now the AC isn't on so I'm kind of using it as substitute background noise only there's an actual conversation going on instead of just purple noise.

Does anyone else do this in some form?

The Flood / Wendy's is /OurGuy/
« on: January 04, 2017, 11:25:10 PM »
Someone asked the Wendy's Twitter for a meme, only to have Wendy's respond by posting Pepe dressed up as their mascot. They of course removed it because of PR backlash, but not before salt mining the most butthurt new journalists.

You'll never guess what I picked up on the way home from work tonight to show appreciation.


Serious / Mein Kampf is Germany's best seller for 2016
« on: January 04, 2017, 12:04:12 PM »

BERLIN — A reprint of Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf, the first since the end of World War II, has become a surprise bestseller in Germany, its publisher said Tuesday.

The Institute of Contemporary History of Munich (IfZ) said around 85,000 copies of its annotated version of Hitler's manifesto have been sold since its release a year ago, when its copyright expired.

The IfZ initially printed only 4,000 copies. A sixth print run is scheduled for this month. Editions in English and French are planned.

Mein Kampf — the title means "My Struggle" in English — was published in two volumes in 1925-1926. Written while Hitler was in prison, it features autobiographical information about his youth and explains his antisemitic and extremist views.

Andreas Wirsching, the institute's director, said in a statement that concerns that the book's re-publication would promote or serve Hitler's far-right Nazi ideology have proven to be unfounded and that it instead has fostered mature debate about authoritarian ideologies.

The IfZ said its data showed that buyers of the book were "customers interested in politics and history as well as educators" and not "reactionaries or right-wing radicals."

Radical Thought Police BTFO

The Flood / Guys, I think I fucked up
« on: January 03, 2017, 02:28:49 PM »
Keyword: THINK, as in I MIGHT HAVE.

>Grocery shopping at Publix literally an hour ago
>Get to check out
>Girl bagging my items is a total qt
>She's wearing a Kitsune hair piece
>Mention I think it was cute
>She thanks me then starts asking me about Okami, sluggishly answering because I'm also trying to pay attention to the cashier and I haven't played Okami in almost eight years
>After paying she asks to walk to my car with me like all the bag workers do
>Instinctively say no, but give thanks for offering like I always do
>"Oh....okay, well thanks for coming!"
>Leave the parking lot, she's grabbing carts and waves to me as I'm driving off

I only noticed something was off because she asked another lady in front of me if she needed help to her car and when she said no she had a more optimistic "Okay, thank you!" whereas I got a quick "Oh...." first.

How badly did I fuck up?

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