90% Chance You’ll Get Screwed During the Bitcoin “Hard Fork” if you Sell

TLDR: Don’t sell “Bitcoin Classic” to buy “Bitcoin Fresh” Marvin Threshel was just like any other miner. He’d crossed the great expanse of the western plains to end up in California. He sifted and panned, and got in early enough to amass a large amount of gold. He expanded his operations. He brought in miners from […]

The Melancholy of Brilliant Shane

I very specifically remember the moment I discovered Brilliant Shane. It was a fortuitous accident. According to my YouTube like history, this discovery happened in early 2016. In case you and I are unacquainted, I’m addicted to shitposting and had found myself in an INTERNET argument (as I often do). This argument was a classic — one where I […]

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Thoughts on Destiny 2 + “Blizzard App” and Fisher-Price DOTA (Heroes of the Storm)

I can’t stop playing / paying for these shallow games. It’s finally been made clear to me. I had questioned why Blizzard would change the name of it’s classic and well-known Battle.Net service. It has brand equity, is catchy, and has been the Blizzard catch all for multiplayer gaming since 1996. Changing the name to “GENERIC […]

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Moderate is the new Counterculture – Next Mainstream

If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of the steady stream of partisan politics being displayed across your social feeds and harped on every day in the media. Don’t fret, I have a prediction and I’m 90% sure it will come to pass. Prediction: Moderate will be mainstream in the next 2 – 4 years. […]

A Basic Introduction to GNU social and Mastodon Social

In case my old video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1lYU5CA40o wasn’t coherent enough, here’s a breakdown for normal people, created to be as pleasant as possible for mass market appeal. Get started on GNU social: http://www.fediverse.org/ Get started on Mastodon: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/List-of-Mastodon-instances.md Follow me on shitposter.club: https://shitposter.club/rw Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

The Horrifying Way Fake News Makes Your Brain Work

Scientists have had a lot to say recently, and that’s a good thing. Without them, we’d be neck deep in a nightmare dystopia. Luckily, we’re only waist-deep, but Fake News™ could push humanity there… if we’re not vigilant. Recent sources close to scientists have suggested that Fake News™ could be reprogramming our brains and changing […]

What is GNU social and is Mastodon Social a “Twitter Clone”?

What is Mastodon Social and what makes it so special? These are good questions, but in order to answer them – we’ll have to provide a frame of reference.

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What’s the Deal with Pasta Salad?

Every single time there’s a work catered event, someone orders pasta salad. The question is…why? Does anyone actually like pasta salad? You arrive, you’re already annoyed about the two drink maximum, and there on the bar it sits. Pasta salad. What’s the deal with pasta salad? Is is pasta? Is it salad? What is it? I […]

On Leaving: Austin & The Millennial Job Hunt

There I was. After an obtuse 9 and a half hours, I had arrived in the city I’d eventually come to call home. Belongings had become too cumbersome. Countless video games lined all the walls of my previous loft apartment — a 1300 square foot piece of paradise. I’d spent the last 6 months living with my ex-girlfriend.

This is what will happen with Uber

In case you’ve been living under a rock, or just in general, don’t give a hoot(suite) about Silicon Valley news – Uber’s in a lot of trouble. Financially? No, not really. Other than a few open letters from its investors (who haven’t withdrawn their funding) and some apologetic nonsense from CEO, Travis Kalanik – Uber’s withstood the past few weeks of “SHOCKING” news.

Digital Dreams are Made of Wires and Things

Virtual Reality: The Year the Universe Ended — Part 2 “Tell us, Robek.” The static characters displayed drip with sardonic bemusement. I respond with a curt, Tell you…what? “You always say crazy shit.. what do you think about virtual reality? Just a gimmick or maybe something more?” A reply that proves my anxiety driven suspicion. Oh, I’ll tell you. […]

My Damn Cats Need a Job

I’m asking myself some tough questions lately. The cat question is the biggest one. Why do we have pets? Are they for comfort, or status? Loneliness or companionship? I’m convinced that I have two cats, because of accidental masochism.