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1  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: July 23, 2017, 02:10 pm


2  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: December 19, 2016, 02:17 pm

3  Forum / AV Club / Re: Electronic Shit, man... I'm in the ZONE on: June 07, 2016, 12:58 pm
The Avalanches have a new album coming out (Wildflower) on July 8, their first new music in 16 years (!!).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjfspM5sDIA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjfspM5sDIA</a>


Wildflower, which will be released on 8 July, comprises 21 songs or “segments”, and features artists Danny Brown, MF Doom, Camp Lo, Warren Ellis, Biz Markie, Jennifer Herrema, Toro y Moi, Father John Misty and Jonathan Donahue, among others. The track Frankie Sinatra, the band said, was the hardest to finish – a sample-heavy song that took two years to mix, with over 100 reference mixes.

I'm not loving the new song at the moment, but I'm still glad that they're finally releasing some new stuff.
4  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Outstanding Moments in Videogaming on: January 29, 2016, 11:38 am
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpk2tdsPh0A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpk2tdsPh0A</a>

Apparently there's a group of speedrunner-type gamers dedicated to trying to beat Super Mario 64 using the fewest "A" button (jump button) presses. This guy explains how he was able to beat a level using only a "half A press", where he was holding down the button before/as he was entering the level.

And then it gets insane. He exploits the scuttlebug enemy by making it jump, freeze midair, and jump again until it gets to a certain height. He uses a loophole in the game's programming to build up his speed in a specific spot for 12 real-world hours(!!!) so he can get the freakish amount of speed to warp(?) himself out of the stage and into a precise spot in one of the many invisible duplicates of the stage, which he refers to as "parallel universes". In the end, he has a split second after he warps to hit the scuttlebug and do a midair ground-pound, which gives him just barely enough height to clip through a ceiling thing into the room with the level's star.( I might not be 100% accurate in that description because yeah.)
5  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: nerds fucking suck on: August 01, 2015, 12:27 pm


6  Forum / Games and Stuff With Wires / Re: Outstanding Moments in Videogaming on: June 14, 2015, 12:51 pm
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CugqEZKbMR0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CugqEZKbMR0</a>

"Oh Shit!"
7  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: FuckYou.gif on: December 15, 2014, 12:11 pm
8  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News) on: November 14, 2014, 12:55 pm

In 65 percent of the cases reviewed, detectives submitted no initial incident reports—a basic summary of allegations—because the detectives classified those calls as “miscellaneous” incidents that did not merit any documentation at all … In 60 percent of the 450 cases reviewed, there was no supplemental report, a key record used by the department and prosecutors documenting investigative findings. Only 105 complaints became cases that were presented to the district attorney's office. Of those, 74 cases were prosecuted, but only after the district attorney's office conducted its own investigations, seeking medical records and interviewing witnesses and victims … The five detectives—Akron Davis, Merrill Merricks, Derrick Williams, Damita Williams and Vernon Haynes—represented the majority of the Special Victims Section, which had between eight and nine detectives throughout the three-year period.

One of the detectives, Damita Williams, even told several people she “did not believe simple rape should be a crime,” according to the report. “[Williams] was assigned 11 simple rape cases over the course of three years; only one was presented to the district attorney's office,” according to the Times-Picayune. “In one case, she wrote that no DNA evidence was recovered. But State Police lab records showed that DNA evidence had in fact been found in that case.”

okay well maybe "simple rape" is one of those things that really isn't all that ba-


Quote from: RS 14:43
Simple rape

A.  Simple rape is a rape committed when the anal, oral, or vaginal sexual intercourse is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim  because it is committed under any one or more of the following circumstances:

(1)  When the victim is incapable of resisting or of understanding the nature of the act by reason of a stupor or abnormal condition of mind produced by an intoxicating agent or any cause and the offender knew or should have known of the victim's incapacity.

(2)  When the victim, through unsoundness of mind, is temporarily or permanently incapable of understanding the nature of the act and the offender knew or should have known of the victim's incapacity.

(3)  When the female victim submits under the belief that the person committing the act is her husband and such belief is intentionally induced by any artifice, pretense, or concealment practiced by the offender.

B.  Whoever commits the crime of simple rape shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence, for not more than twenty-five years.



Until 2011, USA Swimming had no formal procedure for prescreening coaches, training them, or processing accusations of abuse. When a complaint arose, it generally went to a three-person panel chaired by USA Swimming’s own legal counsel—the very same defense lawyers who might later try to poke holes in the victim’s case in court. Most victims were lucky to get a panel hearing at all. According to USA Swimming, individual swim clubs were not required to report sexual abuse accusations to their NGB until 2010 (although Sturtz uncovered a 1999 code of conduct mandating that all complaints be sent to the USA Swimming president). That meant the people with the authority to handle sex crime allegations were not typically aware of the allegations (though victims and their supporters, including long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad and Olympic gold medalist Deena Deardurff, allege that USA Swimming higher-ups did see the accusations and chose to ignore them; this suspicion ultimately forced executive director Chuck Wielgus to withdraw his name from induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame).

Furthermore, should a suit ever get off the ground, USA Swimming’s defense lawyers stood ready to drown it in tedious, unnecessary paperwork. The “standard tactic,” according to Strzempko’s lawyer, Jonathan Little, was “filing every single motion they could file, even shit that didn’t’t make sense,” to wear the complainant down. During the Strzempko case, Little himself was sued for taking part in a “frivolous lawsuit,” though a judge quickly dismissed the charges. (The judge couldn’t dismiss Little’s $10,000 legal bill, however, or his increased rates for malpractice insurance.)

9  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News) on: October 06, 2014, 11:58 am

Businesswoman Pam Mazanec, who was elected to represent Colorado's 4th Congressional district on the board, jumped into a discussion about the AP History course framework Saturday on a Facebook page that describes itself as "a place where teachers and parents are encouraged to speak freely about their issues, questions, and concerns in the Douglas County School District." The Colorado Independent flagged her comment on Thursday.

Mazanec's first posts in the thread raised the possibility that the AP History course framework may have been conceived by people with an "agenda," prompting an AP English teacher to respond by explaining that experienced AP teachers compile the courses' exams.

She then wrote that her concern for the course "is an overly negative view of our history and many of our historical figures (if mentioned)" and cited history professors with "impressive credentials" who told her that the AP History curriculum is designed to "downplay our noble history."

She used slavery to illustrate the point:

As an example, I note our slavery history. Yes, we practiced slavery. But we also ended it voluntarily, at great sacrifice, while the practice continues in many countries still today! Shouldn't our students be provided that viewpoint? This is part of the argument that America is exceptional. Does our APUSH Framework support or denigrate that position?

Cue #voluntaryhistory

10  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tales of being the family "computer person" on: September 01, 2014, 11:18 am
My mom is not that great with her Android. She always forgets how to check her voicemail, and I had to explain to her that tapping the power button to turn the screen off (to save power) was not the same as just completely shutting it down.

I can't think of other stories at the moment, but I found this:


From my mother:


My aunt.

I moved away a year ago to go work for a big IT company. She wants to keep me updated on local news from back home. Her process for giving me news articles from our local news website is mind boggling. She first prints up a news article from a website to her office copier. She then takes the print-out, puts it back on the office copier, scans it to PDF, then emails the PDF to herself, then forwards me the PDF.

I tried to explain to her 3 or 4 times how to copy a URL from her web browser, paste it into her email, and send THAT to me. But she insists that it's too complex and she'll never be able to figure it out or remember it.

EDIT: Might as well add pictures. The only example of her doing this was where she sent it to my mom, then my MOM sent it to me, then we both lol'ed.

"Ever since you fixed that paper jam my computer has been running slower"

Reaching over my shoulder and pressing the power button, while I was mid way through a registry edit and saying... "do you think rebooting it will help."
11  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News) on: July 20, 2014, 11:58 am
"Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t: How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint"

The woman at Hobart and William Smith is no exception. With no advocate to speak up for her at the disciplinary hearing, panelists interrupted her answers, at times misrepresented evidence and asked about a campus-police report she had not seen. The hearing proceeded before her rape-kit results were known, and the medical records indicating trauma were not shown to two of the three panel members.

One panelist did not appear to know what a rape exam entails or why it might be unpleasant. Another asked whether the football player’s penis had been “inside of you” or had he been “having sex with you.” And when the football player violated an order not to contact the accuser, administrators took five months to find him responsible, then declined to tell her if he had been punished.

Hobart and William Smith officials said they have “no tolerance for sexual assault” and treat all complaints seriously, offering emotional support, counseling and, when necessary, extra security and no-contact orders. They said the school’s procedures offer students a fair hearing and were followed in this case. But they cited privacy laws in declining to answer specific questions.

“Campuses are really frustrated by knowing so much about a given case and how reasonable they were and they can’t tell this story,” said Brett A. Sokolow, a legal adviser to the school. “It’s easy to paint them as the bad guy because they are in a position where they can’t defend themselves.”

Yet privacy laws did not stop Hobart and William Smith from disclosing the name of the woman — a possible rape victim — in letters to dozens of students.

Boiled down, the complaint alleged that the senior football player had sexually assaulted Anna at the fraternity house while a second player inserted his penis into her mouth. At some point, a third player was alleged to have held her down. The senior was also accused of raping her later in the Barn.

The panel’s initial questioning was based mostly on the investigative work of campus officers who aggressively sought out witnesses, followed leads and conducted interviews. According to the federal Education Department, a sexual-assault investigation typically takes around 60 calendar days. Hobart and William Smith did it in a little more than a week.

The hearing followed almost immediately. While a speedy adjudication can help all parties move on with their lives, in this case it left little time for the panel to study witness statements and prepare a cogent line of questioning. It also left Anna with little time to process events of that night, much less familiarize herself with the statements of others, some of which she had received the day before the hearing.

Anna was questioned first. “It was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through,” she said later, adding, “I felt like I was talking to someone who knew nothing of any sort of social interaction; what happens at parties; what happens in sex.”

She had to relive that evening through questions that jumped around in time, interrupted her answers and misrepresented witness statements. One question incorrectly quoted one of her friends asserting that at the dance Anna had told her that she wanted to go upstairs and have sex; in fact, the friend had said, Anna told her that the football player wanted to have sex.

At a critical point, Anna was about to describe what happened when she was alone upstairs with the first two football players — only to have the panel abruptly change the subject.

Q. O.K., just the three of you?

A. Yeah.

Q. And then what happened?

Q: Can I just ask a question? O.K., in your statement you do say that you were trying to text.

This is followed by a lengthy exchange about texting.

Later she was asked how the senior football player had tried to undress her, but the panelists cut her off.

Q. It helps us to understand what took place. You know, I’m going to apologize now because we have to ask difficult questions and I really apologize for that.

Q. And for all of us, as hard as it is, if you could be specific, if you are going to talk about a hand holding you, was his left or his right? And if there’s a penis involved, is it flaccid, is it erect?

Q. Because the most detail you give us when you tell us the story, the less questions we have to ask for details. And if you want to break just let us know, we can give a couple of minutes.

Q. And as you start your story about this line of events, I just want to — you know what, can we just back up a little bit before that, because before this line of events starts to happen, there has or has not been any coke brought into the room?

This was followed by a discussion of Anna’s allegation that some students in the room were using cocaine.

Two of the three panel members did not examine the medical records showing blunt force trauma — it was the chairwoman’s prerogative not to share them. Instead, the panel asked what Anna had drunk, who she may have kissed and how she had danced. It was, Anna said, as if admitting you were grinding — a common way of dancing — “means you therefore consent to sex or should be raped.”

Incinerate everyone who doesn't take sexual assault complaints seriously.
12  Forum / AV Club / Re: Electronic Shit, man... I'm in the ZONE on: June 08, 2014, 12:09 pm
she is dope. I just found out that Lain Trzaska (the main guy behind the band) announced last year that she was going on hiatus to focus on two solo projects, 4ikai and Imagery By Sound. Nothing has been released under 4ikai, though IBS has some stuff. Seems like Lain has been posting some demo stuff on Soundcloud though.

George and Jonathan released a new album and they have this crazy thing on their website that lets you see every note in the song and its pretty colorful and rad as hell:


Here's a song I've been listening to over and over:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aeukmFc3sU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aeukmFc3sU</a>
13  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: May 18, 2014, 01:23 pm
A spectacularly mendacious thing, if this isn't in fact a parody:

Credit: ClownSyndrome


14  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: May 15, 2014, 11:45 am
15  Forum / Linkies / Re: Depressing News and Shitass Crimes on: May 04, 2014, 01:05 pm
Holy fuck that is awful. And of course people are trying to justify his actions:


Bright: Pictures of Kifer in 2010 and 2011 show a wholesome, smiling girl who was a member of the swimteam, a keen cross country runner, a flag for the school marching band and part of the mixed choir

Drugs: But on the day she was killed, Kifer had a glass pipe in her purse that could have been used to smoke either cannabis or cocaine


Sean Hannity covered the case on the April 30 edition of his Fox News program. While Hannity said he didn't like the fact that Smith had called the slain teens "vermin," he nonetheless questioned the verdict because "they broke into the guy's house." Hannity also suggested that "the judge in that case didn't give all the facts to the jury," and asked, "How could it be premeditated when they broke into his house?" When Fox's Geraldo Rivera expressed disgust at the "coup de grace" shot that killed Kifer, Hannity responded, "You know what, it's easy to say after the fact, 'I wouldn't.'"

Guest Bernard McGuirk, a producer for Fox Business' Imus in the Morning, claimed that Smith should "get a Medal of Freedom for what he did. He protected himself."

Here's a similar incident, where a guy left his garage door open with a purse in plain view with the intent of "waiting to shoot some fucking kid":



16  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: nerds fucking suck on: April 29, 2014, 11:45 am

Comic book writer Greg Rucka calls out this shitty attitude, gets a classy response.


Janelle Asselin criticizes a comic book cover for being crap, which leads to nerds sending rape threats and trying to get into her bank account:


17  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: April 26, 2014, 10:36 am

18  Forum / Linkies / Re: Our Favorite Tumblrs on: April 26, 2014, 10:15 am

Quotes by some of the leading politicians of the True Finns party. Note that we do not approve of the views they represent. Actually we just want the entire world to know what kind of crazies they are. Complaints about the opinions of the True Finns should be directed to the True Finns themselves.

“Concentration camps for queers might work, but the guards should be staunch supporters of the hetero cause. I’m sure we could find a good number of volunteers who own bloodhounds for the job. The guards should be heavily armed and permitted to open fire if needed.”
— Klaus Elovaara, a former True Finns politician from Tampere, discusses realpolitik.

I'm not sure how accurate this is because it doesn't cite the quotes

This wiki does, however.I had no idea that Finland had these nutjobs in their government (Wikipedia says the Finns Party have 38 of the 200 seats in Parliament).
19  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: April 15, 2014, 11:03 am
Is there a reason why the "0" is at the top of the y-axis instead of the bottom? It really threw me off. Someone created a flipped version that I think is easier to read:

Switching gears:


20  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Twitter on: April 14, 2014, 10:44 am


Turns out AA couldn't have had her IP address or her "details" (only law enforcement can get that info) and Ibrahim Sarah learned nothing from this.


    Why would I blow up one of your planes, I have my own jet @AmericanAir

    — Sarah (@QueenDemetriax_) April 13, 2014

    Wow bc of this I gained 1k followers

    — Sarah (@QueenDemetriax_) April 13, 2014

    Okay today was the highlight of my twitter days

    — Sarah (@QueenDemetriax_) April 13, 2014

Her account has been suspended however.
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