[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 hour ago

How about

  • never buy big ticket items new ... especially cars or vehicles

I'm almost 50 now and in my lifetime ... I've never owned a brand new car or truck. I've always bought used or near new. An old auto salesman once told me that for every person who buys a brand new vehicle, as soon as they drive off the new car lot, they've immediately lost about a $10,000 value to their vehicle. So I've always bought used. I bought a 2004 Volvo Station wagon about ten years ago when it was already ten years old! I take care of it and it still runs as a reliable vehicle that's given me very little trouble and still runs and looks great today. It's not perfect, it's got minor signs of rust and I've invested about $5,000 in repairs to it as this point but after buying it for $4,000, I've had a vehicle that didn't cost me much for ten years and it's still good. Meanwhile, my young 28 year old neighbour with a good paying job paid $70,000 for a brand new GMC truck (beautiful vehicle) that blew a transmission after the first year and has given him headaches ever since. He got repairs under warranty but he felt funny when I he parked next to me one day with a Toyota Echo he was given as a loaner. After completing his payments for the truck, it will probably cost him about $80,000 to $90,000 and he can resell it to someone or trade it in for $40,000 in four or five years.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 hour ago

Isn't this the origin of the modern name 'bear' ... which comes from an older word for the colour 'brown' ... because ancient people in Europe were so fearful of this beast that they didn't want to call it by its name and instead refer to it as the 'brown one' ... or just the 'brown'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear

[-] [email protected] 0 points 8 hours ago

Fork? .... I'd use the same spoon I used to make the food and eat it straight from the pot to save myself from doing more dishes than I have to.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 day ago

When appearances and etiquette become more important than the food ..... I'd rather have a box of KD and watch some Netflix in my underwear.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 day ago

But what happens when you are served a seafood dessert made with fruit and fish?

The Masterson's will have a bit of a tizzy when it comes to hosting next months neighborhood afternoon soiree. I'm sure the Jefferson's will have a chuckle at the end of the meal.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 day ago

... and a demonstration with props and actors .... in UHD ... and super slo-mo

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 day ago

Phew .... finally got something right on this thread ... happy for you, all my best to you and your family.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 days ago

One of the biggest philosophies based on religious beliefs the world still follows ..... theism

And it's considered prehistoric

Judging by how the world is thinking and acting these days .... it sounds about right

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 days ago

Before I screw up again can I ask .... did you just have a new child?

If yes .... then congratulations!

If no ... please disregard this message.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 days ago

OK ....... my commenting for today isn't working out the way I'd like it to. I must be drunk, or high, or in an alternate universe.

Whatever it is, my best to you and I'll see if O'Brien can just dump me into a transport buffer for a few decades.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 days ago

A beautiful stuck indeed.

I'd spend an hour debarking it with my pocket knife, round off the ends and smooth out any sharp edges.

Then not feel like going for a walk and go inside to make a meal instead.

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I didn't see any one mention it here but today is the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy and what has become to be known as the beginning of the end of the Second World War.

James Doohan who famously played Scotty in The Original Series in the 1960s was a veteran of this famous battle. This was also the day he famously lost his finger which he always did his very best to hide from the camera.

Read about him at this webpage provided by the Juno Beach Centre.

https://www.junobeach.org/canada-in-wwii/articles/james-doohan/

For those who don't know Juno Beach refers to one of the five named beach areas of the D-Day landings. Juno Beach was the landing area for the Canadian Forces of which James Doohan was part. And also for those who don't know, James Doohan was a Canadian.

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This is one of best commentaries I've heard recently about indigenous fraud. I've stopped referring to it as "Pretendians" because this isn't a cute joke, this is serious fraud and can sometimes add up to tens, hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars worth of lifelong fraud.

At first I watched this woman's video as a laugh because I watch lots of indigenous video blogs. At first I thought she was messing around but soon realized she was completely serious ..... as she was doing her hair and makeup.

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Yet another video test using a GIF from a Pixelfed server at pxlmo.com

Let me know if this works any better or worse

and also, Happy Vulcan Day .... lol

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Another video test to see how well this one works ... this time a MP4 coming from a Pixelfed server at pxlmo.com

I hope it works

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I just finished watching this German produced Netflix film and it was completely awful. If you are looking forward to this film, go watch it first if you want and skip my little review below.

spoilerIf you don't care and want to just take my word for it ... it is a waste of four one hour episodes, a total of four hours of content.

Everything inside the film and its marketing is an AI like production with all the sci-fi alien contact cliches and movie tropes from the past 20 years. A mysterious woman in space having an epiphany, hearing voices; a father with his daughter, a daughter with a disability, a father with a truckers hat, construction worker garb running in a cornfield, mysterious no-name SWAT team/soldiers, a nuclear explosion, helicopters, jet fighters, astronauts, the ISS, scientists, the desert, cityscapes, car crashes, car chase, secret agents, a plane crash, .... input all this into an AI program and ask it for a script and you'll end up with 'The Signal'

There is so little soul, sense or common logic in the film that to me it has all the hallmarks of a script and writing that was all generated by AI tools. If you look at the writers who put this together it is a group of four young writers with almost no prior experience in major film, yet they were handed the keys to a multi-million dollar production.

I like watching new films and I regularly take my chances at watching something new and different. This one was interesting but the more I watched it, the more I became suspicious that it was either written by a terrible dyslectic writer with little life experience ... or it was mashed together with an AI text generator.

One of the biggest giveaways that it most likely was an AI generated script was the corny voice over wrap up at the end of the film. I felt like I had just watched a four hour version of those Youtube auto generated AI fake film previews that are popular right now.

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Don't worry .... it's not what you think it is ... I'm just getting into posting video content because I think it's fun.

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Everytime I look at small problems or big global problems, if you follow the money trail, it all leads to some billionaire who is either working towards increasing their wealth or protecting their wealth from decreasing.

Everything from politics, climate change, workers rights, democratic government, technology, land rights, human rights can all be rendered down to people fighting another group of people who defend the rights of a billionaire to keep their wealth or to expand their control.

If humanity got rid of or outlawed the notion of any one individual owning far too much money than they could ever possibly spend in a lifetime, we could free up so much wealth and energy to do other things like save ourselves from climate change.

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I know many other seasoned Star Trek fans out there have probably experienced this one many times before. But I just watched this episode for the first time and the writing, acting and story just blew me away. So far it is by far one of my favourite scenes and episodes of the series so far. The dialogue between Bashir and Garak at end the of the episode is a classic.

I don't like giving too many details ... all you Star Trek pros already know what this episode leads up to. For those who don't, or haven't watched it yet, it is completely amazing episode to watch just for the writing and acting alone.

This is the first time I've been able to watch DS9 from beginning to end and although I'm still in Season Two, I'm completely loving it. So much of the conflict and complexities of war and its aftermath are still very relevant today and its amazing to see. Then they give you a breath outside of the politics and give you interactions like this with Garak and Bashir and I find it completely enthralling.

I know this may be kind of a fan favourite that's probably been stated many times before .... I was just so happy to see it that I had to share my enthusiasm.

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