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I didn't even realize mine wasn't working until yesterday. I've switched to one that appears functional but I'm curious.

Also, do you guys know of an actual good search engine? Or am I stuck searching with "reddit" in my Google search query in order to find any actual answers to anything?

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Happy Thanksgibbon!
« on: Nov 23, 2023, 11:49:57 AM »
My YouTube casting feature's been acting up on and off for about a month. I suspect due to updates or some shit because I'm noticing interface and casting visual changes. But whatever they're doing got paused for Thanksgiving. I suspect so they don't fuck over people watching movies and football. So Happy Thanksgiving. Gobble gobble.  :rawr:

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / So cold!
« on: Dec 24, 2022, 07:07:13 AM »
The long-awaited sequel to "So Hot!"

I'd enjoy this weather more if I wasn't scared that the neighborhood clowder of cats  were going to freeze their tails off.

Also, I'd enjoy this weather more if I could have a log in the fire. But my own clowder of cats like to crawl into my fireplace.

Also, did you know a group of cats is a clowder? I didn't. They should be a murder and crows should be a clowder.

17 degrees here but "feels like 12" according to the Google weather frog. Can we make it, like, twenty degrees warmer?  :poo:

I'm making a dedicated topic to announced reboots and relaunches just because.

The Tiny Toon Adventures reboot, Tiny Toons Looniversity coming to HBO Max, made Buster and Babs Bunny twins. "No relation?" "Yes, relation." Also, Babs is played by a black chick. I only point that part out because I totally called it to myself. I don't know who the woman they've casted is. She came out on some show. I don't really know anything about actors anymore and if they are or aren't funny. Even if this show is utter crap, it's not this woman's fault. It's another woman's fault:

Showrunner Erin Gibson told io9:

“They’re fraternal twins, which was not an original plot point. I wanted to dive into a brother/sister relationship that looked really symbiotic and collaborative and supportive, not antagonistic. Seeing two people who are really on the same page, and then how do people who are so close make new friends? You know, find out who they are by these new relationships—these new college experiences while still having fun and doing the dumbest stuff you’ll ever see on TV, but having story and plot points and character development.”

Either way, in the end, it doesn't matter. This show's hella old now and the target audience of hers, his, and theirs want something different than what our generation wants. Even without this stupid change, the show was unlikely to be good imo anyway. Elmer and Yosemite Sam can't even have guns anymore. So meh.

And the new adaptation of Interview with a Vampire? I'll leave you to guess what happened to two out of the three main characters. Claudia is also older (and, frankly, looks it). I know she was already made older in the film. But Kristen Dunst was around 14 years and looked younger while the series actress is 18 years old and looks it. Oh, yeah, and this just in: plantations made people uncomfortable. Aren't they supposed to? So now we have brothels instead of plantations. Honestly, I didn't even remember the plantation part. But with brothels, this series appears to want to wallow in more "sex sex sex" to sell their show harder. (no pun intended) The aesthetic of this thing looks super cheap. If feels like the sets just exist in a building. The acting the trailer also feels weak to me.

Either way, I was never a huge Anne Rice fan. I've never read the book. I just like the movie. But this definitely gets slotted into the "why" box. I'm tired of this fear of original products. This show could've been it's own original vampire story in New Orleans without using Anne Rice or the book's name. Meh.

And I don't know if I'm actually excited or not.

Wait, it's not that one.

Oops, that's not it, either. 

It's this lame looking thing:

I like Usagi so I'm giving it a shot since it'll be on Netflix and all anyway.  But, damn, I wish they had just adapted the comic we already have.  And if not that, then making an original version of Space Usagi was the 2nd obvious choice.  But we get neither.  I wonder if it was Sakai just not wanting his stuff directly meddled with.  You know, in case he does more Space Usagi in the future or something.  Meh.

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Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Anyone else play Wordle?
« on: Feb 25, 2022, 05:09:40 PM »
My best starter word is BONER. 100% legit. I'll either get one or more letters correct or none correct; the latter ruling out a bunch of possibles.

Below is a link to a Wordle archive to play all the old puzzles.


What is this madness?

Yeah, yeah.  Black people.  I know that's what's getting the most attention.  But no beard on her?  Short hair on them?  That was the least of the things they could've fixed.  The costumes look cheap.  Everything is CG.

Probably should've backseated this topic onto CRICKET TITS but even cricket tits have beards.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / C R I C K E T __ T I T S
« on: Jan 31, 2022, 12:32:59 PM »

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / I finally did it...
« on: Jan 26, 2022, 09:45:23 AM »
I finally expunged George Takei from my Facebook follows after he shared yet another stolen Reddit thread. (He and Brad Takei share stolen Reddit content via from some of affiliate website that I suspect they both get revenue from. The site logo is in George's images on his page.)

I clicked on the link and was all, "Lord help me, Sulu, if this is another stolen Reddit AITA thread..."  I feel like commenting to others to just go to Reddit themselves to read the content but my comment would probably be deleted anyway so whatever.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Meat Loaf.
« on: Jan 21, 2022, 01:42:32 PM »
Nevermind, I'll have pot roast.

Also, completely unrelated to my dinner plans, Meat Loaf died.

...instead of efficiency.

I'm going to be yelling into a damn cloud right now so skip the rest if you wanna. It's just your standard Nuri Complaining™ in a giant post.

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But my fucking God.  It's all really irritating and I shouldn't let it bother me.

So the "instigator" of this post: Amazon Music. Amazon Music and whatever they call their streaming service for movies are hot garbage. They have been for years but I can confirm buying music on Amazon used to be fun and easy. Who the fuck gets these jobs to design and "improve" this bullshit? Where do these people come from? I can only assume it's a combination of nepotism, cronyism, and stupid old farts in charge who don't understand tech; and these old farts hiring some freshly-graduated networking fucks with a shiny resume instead of the smelly, socially-inept nerds that could probably actually fix this shit. That's the only explanation for this horrid excuse for apps.

On the music side, Amazon has increasingly torpedoed a good thing in the name of pushing their ugly, godawful Amazon Music service. They used to offer free albums, albums on discount, and they made it easy to get what you've bought. I used to be able to search the album and just re-download my purchase from there. Multiple tracks downloaded into a handy zip.

Right now, I'm rebuilding a music list and I know I've already bought some songs that are missing from my computer. The ONLY way I've found to try and re-download is to go the Amazon Music app, go to my Library, go to Purchased, and download from there. The ONLY way.

Yeah, that's fucking great if you've bought five songs in your entire life. I have over 2000 songs!  And there's no way I've found to search through my purchases AT ALL. So even though I know the name, the artist, and the album I have that I want to retrieve, I have to go through a fucking list of over 2000 songs and yank each song one by one. You can't search through the fucking list. I tried that. And it's one of those lists where it won't load the entire list but only populate the list as you scroll down. And heaven forbid you play a song because now there's no way to remove it from the screen and it'll take up about an inch of space at the bottom of the damn screen.

WHY can't I just search in my Amazon Music library for it and dl from there? Why can't I search the artist, song, or album in the Amazon Music library and have it populate a button to download what I've already purchased?  Because then I wouldn't be 5tr3@|\/|!ng!fr35g05hjgpo56  I already know what the answer is, it just angers me!

Fucking Amazon serious expects you to have only one song if you want any convenience in downloading anything or, more preferably, to just have the user use their fucking streaming service. I tried going to the album and the artist through the damn app and there's no option to download to my local machine even through you can sh@r3 d15 s0ng HURR HURR SHARE WITH UR FRENDZ or what the fuck ever. [screenshot attached to bottom of post showing ui when playing a purchased song with the sub-menu expanded] What is this bullshit? Put that sharing nonsense in the website proper. Fix your app before you try to make people share it. The fuck is sharing a song prioritized over downloading on a music app? So I can torture a friend with your shitty music app? DISLIKE?  WHY THE FUCK IS THERE A DISLIKE BUTTON ON AN APP FOR ME ON A SONG I'VE ALREADY PURCHASED?

It's the same bullshit as fucking YouTube. I HATE YouTube shorts. There's no way I've found to get rid of them. I can mark "not interested" on every YouTube short I see but YouTube still recommends shorts, still autoplays shorts, and still has no way I've seen the opt out of seeing this bullshit. YouTube, you're not TikTok and you'll never be fucking TikTok.

And YouTube has gotten stupidier at recommending things to me. Half the shit is shit from my own Watch Later list or shit I've already watched. The fuck are you recommending shit I've already watched?

I use "algorithm" in this post loosely because this "algorithm" is not a legit problem-solving one.  It's the algorithm on how these companies can force you to engage with their product in their way, not your way. It's not enough to sell a product; it has to be done "their" way and it has to be the product THEY want to push.

It's as stupid as how stores such as Walmart have those "dump bins" or whatever they're called. They are completely against organizing these bins because they want the customer to waste their time searching for something. Because the likelihood that the customer will make a purchase increases if the customer wastes their fucking time. I'd like to know where those metrics come from, how they are verified, and what the size of the actual difference is (in terms of statistics) between the asshole sorting through the bin to find "treasure" vs. the asshole who just wants some cheap consumable shit to easily peruse. I get that dump bin sorting isn't worth the time but it also shouldn't be a problem to have them sorted either. Also, I get the concept of a messy bin of pillows or scarves but why movies, music, and books? Which is another metric that would need to be considered (the type of product) in any data alleging that messy bins get more purchases.

Thank you for letting me vent. Can't do this IRL or on FB of some shit like that. I'm the only person I know neurotic enough to be truly bothered by this useless bullshit. Maybe I should've just written a damn blog post about it but whatever.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Happy New Year!
« on: Dec 31, 2021, 05:04:08 PM »
Oops, Betty White's dead. Well, the old gal had a good run. RIP. :puff:

Just wondering.

I mean, back when 10 came out, I placed settings on my laptop to stop it from allowing or prompting any OS upgrade at all because I was really happy with the OS I already had.** In retrospect, I think I might've held out too long. I only replaced that laptop because it took waaaaay too damn long to start up and shut down so I'm curious if having updated to 10 would've fixed that.

My newer laptop that I have now is just the newer model of my old laptop and while I like having a SSD included, my old laptop had the perfect backlit keyboard with minimal bleed while this one just bleeds all over the damn place.

**Maybe I'm a dinosaur but I really miss the older interfaces that allowed me to customize everything instead of Windows 10's pretending to be a tablet and its fake-ass dark mode.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Trying out a new theme.
« on: Feb 25, 2021, 04:41:42 PM »
Feel free to post any feedback.

Text is kinda small on my computer but it looks great in mobile. However, it also zaps away our avatars in mobile, which I don't like. Because then I have to read who's typing the reply when I used to just look at the image.

No context to be provided.  :D

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Boo! Snow!
« on: Feb 15, 2021, 01:31:22 PM »
I think we had the last snow back in 2011.  Woke up to several inches blanketing everything along with intermittent powet outages.  Joy.  Also, first world problems.  But I can still be grumpy about it.

I'd be really excited if I were a kid.  As an adult, I'm just don't like my powet being shut off and on and a bunch of melting ice sitting on my roof.

The fuck does Windows fuck with my colors in every update?  Every fucking time.  It's bad enough Windows has a shitty-ass Dark Mode (a.k.a. "hyuck, we made some things gray") that's unusable for me. But this is like the third damn time I update and come to find splashes of fucking white on my machine. (Which reminds me I'm waaaaay overdue in putting a proper dark skin/theme on this board but that's for another day.) This time, the entire background of File Explorer was fucking bright-ass white. To say I was livid was a understatement. Wastin' my damn time in trying to fix this shit.  ::)  I'm sorry for whining but my God I HATE white on my personal devices. It's too damn bright. GET OUT OF HERE.

I use a High Contrast setting since that's the only way I can get black backgrounds in simple-ass shit like Wordpad and Windows Media Player (for music). And I know this equates me to "old man yells at cloud" because I'm using the same antiquated shit I've used since my damn twenties but Wordpad (and WMP) work for me because they're fucking simple. I use Wordpad for write drafts and WMP plays my saved music. I don't want ten million bells and whistles. Man, I remember the days I could play around with colors in Windows to my heart's content. And now shit's literally made for dumbasses with tablets. "Control Panel APP." My laptop calling it an "app" is so BLEH. :puke:

So whatever... vent about Windows, too, if you want. Or Dark Mode. Or something.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / "Pepino Baldwinito"
« on: Jan 15, 2021, 01:02:11 AM »
I meant to make a thread about this weeks ago but it's the funniest shit ever.

Wait, What’s Going on With Hilaria Baldwin?

tl;dr - Alec Baldwin's wife was pretending to be a Spanish woman named Hilaria (pronounced like "EE-LAA-ree-uh") when she's just a rich white chick named Hilary with no Spanish heritage at all. She apparently missed the memo that Spaniards have a lot of whiteness and seems to have combined US perceptions of Latin peoples along with what a fantasy Spanish person is. She even has a pretend accent. And she's been doing this for, like ten years. All of her kids have Spanish names, including one who appears to be named after her hot ex-boyfriend.

Someone online called Alec Baldwin "Pepino Baldwinito" in a random post because the family gets referred to as the Baldwinitos ('ito' at the end being a Spanish diminutive that sorta makes the name Spanish and cutesy) and Hilary pretended to not know the English word for cucumber ("pepino" in Spanish) on a television appearance. Now I just call Alec "Pepino Baldwinito" in my head and that's just gonna be my name for him from now on.

Linking the subreddit here because Pepino appears to be scrubbing online discussion to make it all go away: https://www.reddit.com/r/HilariaBaldwin/

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / So hot!
« on: Aug 17, 2019, 07:29:28 AM »
Everyday with these heat advisories! "Hyuck, it's gonna feel like 107." Holy shit, I don't remember the last time it was like this: triple digit heat every day.  :joe:

I don't just mean "using the phone" but a whole damn conversation while others are trying to poop. Nobody cares about stuff with no sound but mama can't drop her loaf to some idiot chattering away.  >:(

We as the public have a duty to laugh at these rich assholes and ensure their humiliation lasts as long as possible. These rich fucks won't serve a day in jail and any fine they'll be given means nothing compared to what's in their vast coffers. Constant roasting of the likes they'll never forget will be the only true justice they'll serve.

For remembering the back-up board when this place was down. I was able to fix some of the shit over there, too, and discovered a cool feature over there: every time joe posted, I would get an email on my phone. I feel like we've grown closer, jojo. This was good for us.

These are called Mondays.  :rawr:

The fucker's landed.  My laptop and cell phone are fully charged, water's bottled, and emergency meatloaf's on standby.  Now we wait.  :joe:

And there was illness at both home and work so I don't know who gave me what but I feel like shit.  Yesterday I slept 10 hours and the day before I slept 12 hours.  I wish sick people weren't allowed at work.  It's fucking gross.  I've had to go in anyway because I'm in training and you can't call in and miss shit.  And I swear, every time Schmoo gets sick, she still wanders around the house and touches everything without being careful and sanitizing surfaces.  :guitar:  So far, Merla seems to be spared and I hope she stays that way.

I mean, it's still bad because Bill Paxton was cool and all, but yeah.  :nono:

Man, I got home around 11 pm and the neighborhood fuckin' stunk.  All of these thuggish dudes and little kids popping fireworks.  On my way through town, there was smoke every where.  Fireworks ain't even legal here.  I slept through the New Year.  As I wanted to.  Hoping by next New Year, I live in a place where I'll be happy to be awake for it.  I think I might be a little sick, too, but nothing too bad.  How'd everyone else's New Year go?

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Merry X-mas!
« on: Dec 26, 2016, 09:11:12 PM »
I didn't do much of anything this year.  Baked a few cookies.  Trying to get clean and tidy in time for the New Year.  Sucks about George Michael.  Hilarious about Sarah Michelle Gellar.  Thanks, Buffy, I needed the laughs.  :laugh:

In sadder news, our cat Anti's health has taken a severe turn and he's probably going to be have to be put down sometime this week.  He's an old cat and had a good life.  Still sad tho'.  :(

Or, like, whatever.  I'll be honest, I slept most of the day away.  Part of it unintentionally, but the rest of it was on purpose tho'.  I did eat some turkey.  Sliced, from a container of deli meat.   :poo:

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