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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28620 on: May 21, 2018, 05:10:01 PM »
I’ve arrived in Honolulu.

Laki no laila, lili! (I'm so jealous in Hawaiian, at least according to Google).


Wait, volcanoes... maybe I'm not so jealous. Be careful, man.
Unless he island hops, he should be alright.  :)  I'm jealous too, I'll admit it.
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« Reply #28621 on: May 21, 2018, 05:15:31 PM »
The Russian interactions were a lot different yes, with Orthodox priests butting heads with the Russian-American Company over Native treatment, but Russian America was only the Southern third of Alaska (a lot of Natives like to joke that the Russians only had the right to "sell" a fraction of the state) with the northern Athabaskan of the interior and the Inupiat of the northwestern coast barely making contact. The Russians weren't really miners or loggers so didn't have as much reason to penetrate beyond the realms of the sea otter and the whale.

Interesting thing about the Russian-American Company: while much of secular Russian activity in the Americas didn't deviate a great deal from the standard exploitative program, the incorporated RAC closer to the end of its run saw its future in the creolization of Alaska Native populations, if perhaps half-heartedly, and had in its charter several provisions for mixed populations, including exemptions from taxes and other government obligations, as well as the right to education on the Company's dime. Though they were admittedly obligated to serve the company in turn for 15 years (later 6) if educated, completion of service afforded them the right to move to Russia with travel expenses and transportation to their destination, where they would be accounted among the burgher estate or higher depending on personal achievement. This privilege and social mobility was resented by Russian employees, who often came from the lower ranks and were treated accordingly. The prospects given to the "Kreol" thus induced employees and surrounding Native populations alike to engage in self-creolization, whether through marriage or pretension, in the hope of improving their status.

After the US purchase in 1867, Sheldon Jackson and a coterie of Protestant missionaries swooped in and carved up the map, setting up schools and such

Now there are some fellows without much love for Native populations and with all the standard prejudices against "mixed races."
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« Reply #28622 on: May 21, 2018, 06:06:11 PM »
I’ve arrived in Honolulu.

Laki no laila, lili! (I'm so jealous in Hawaiian, at least according to Google).


Wait, volcanoes... maybe I'm not so jealous. Be careful, man.
Unless he island hops, he should be alright.  :)  I'm jealous too, I'll admit it.

I keep thinking Honolulu's on the big island for some reason...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28623 on: May 21, 2018, 06:08:12 PM »
I’ve arrived in Honolulu.

Laki no laila, lili! (I'm so jealous in Hawaiian, at least according to Google).


Wait, volcanoes... maybe I'm not so jealous. Be careful, man.
Don’t forget about nuclear bombs.  ;)

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« Reply #28624 on: May 21, 2018, 06:13:10 PM »
The Russian interactions were a lot different yes, with Orthodox priests butting heads with the Russian-American Company over Native treatment, but Russian America was only the Southern third of Alaska (a lot of Natives like to joke that the Russians only had the right to "sell" a fraction of the state) with the northern Athabaskan of the interior and the Inupiat of the northwestern coast barely making contact. The Russians weren't really miners or loggers so didn't have as much reason to penetrate beyond the realms of the sea otter and the whale.

Interesting thing about the Russian-American Company: while much of secular Russian activity in the Americas didn't deviate a great deal from the standard exploitative program, the incorporated RAC closer to the end of its run saw its future in the creolization of Alaska Native populations, if perhaps half-heartedly, and had in its charter several provisions for mixed populations, including exemptions from taxes and other government obligations, as well as the right to education on the Company's dime. Though they were admittedly obligated to serve the company in turn for 15 years (later 6) if educated, completion of service afforded them the right to move to Russia with travel expenses and transportation to their destination, where they would be accounted among the burgher estate or higher depending on personal achievement. This privilege and social mobility was resented by Russian employees, who often came from the lower ranks and were treated accordingly. The prospects given to the "Kreol" thus induced employees and surrounding Native populations alike to engage in self-creolization, whether through marriage or pretension, in the hope of improving their status.

After the US purchase in 1867, Sheldon Jackson and a coterie of Protestant missionaries swooped in and carved up the map, setting up schools and such

Now there are some fellows without much love for Native populations and with all the standard prejudices against "mixed races."

Good points!
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« Reply #28625 on: May 21, 2018, 06:23:19 PM »
Raise your hand if you can remember when GameStop was EB Games. Raises hand

I remember shopping at it when it was named Electronics Boutique  :police:

I didn't even know they were the same company til just now lol! I remember the Electronics Boutique days, yeah.

Apparently there are actually still stores with the "EB Games" branding.


...aaaaand I just found out that Gamestop bought ThinkGeek. Now I has a sad...
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« Reply #28626 on: May 21, 2018, 06:25:43 PM »
I’ve arrived in Honolulu.

Laki no laila, lili! (I'm so jealous in Hawaiian, at least according to Google).


Wait, volcanoes... maybe I'm not so jealous. Be careful, man.
Don’t forget about nuclear bombs.  ;)

lol
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28627 on: May 22, 2018, 11:13:48 AM »
In a little over a week I'll be headed to graduate school.

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« Reply #28628 on: May 22, 2018, 03:04:09 PM »
In a little over a week I'll be headed to graduate school.

Congratulations and best of luck.
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« Reply #28629 on: May 22, 2018, 05:46:33 PM »
In a little over a week I'll be headed to graduate school.

Congratulations and best of luck.

Thanks.

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« Reply #28630 on: May 22, 2018, 09:53:11 PM »
In a little over a week I'll be headed to graduate school.

Congratulations and best of luck.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28631 on: May 22, 2018, 10:08:00 PM »
I want to do a little research on Finnish folklore. Can anyone point me to some sources on the story of the "forest shroud" or the place where you walk into the forest and everything turns upside-down and there's monsters and stuff (the incomplete description of the story that I've gotten makes me wonder if it inspired the Upside-Down from Stranger Things)?

One bump chump.

I'm not super familiar with the concept and can't pinpoint any throrough explanation in English. FWIW, there's very short Wikipedia article in English.

Metsänpeitto

Btw, how do you pronounce that? "MAYT-sahn-pee-AYTO?"
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28632 on: May 22, 2018, 10:46:47 PM »
Random fact: Lionfish can die from obesity.

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« Reply #28633 on: May 22, 2018, 10:47:49 PM »
It's been about five years since I asked out a good friend of mine and got shot down. I kind of want to try again because I'm lonely and I never really quit liking her that way. She really is an awesome lady.

But I also do genuinely value our current relationship and I don't want to be one of those jackholes who thinks in terms of "getting out of the friendzone" and ends up pushing her away.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #28634 on: May 22, 2018, 10:48:14 PM »
Random fact: Lionfish can die from obesity.

That's depressing. I wonder how often it happens.
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« Reply #28635 on: May 22, 2018, 11:32:41 PM »
It's been about five years since I asked out a good friend of mine and got shot down. I kind of want to try again because I'm lonely and I never really quit liking her that way. She really is an awesome lady.

But I also do genuinely value our current relationship and I don't want to be one of those jackholes who thinks in terms of "getting out of the friendzone" and ends up pushing her away.

Thoughts?

The obvious observation is that you got your answer a while back.

Is there anything in the current relationship dynamic that makes you think that's changed?
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« Reply #28636 on: May 22, 2018, 11:42:37 PM »
If I'm being honest probably not...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28637 on: May 23, 2018, 06:50:44 AM »
For some reason my YouTube recommends are getting a lot of alt-right types complaining about the new Thundercats cartoon. One of which calls it a "cartoon for a cucked up generation" *insert laugh track here*
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« Reply #28638 on: May 23, 2018, 11:22:40 AM »
I came across a guy from India with the first name "Stalin." I thought maybe this was an Indian name that just happened to sound like the Soviet dictator but, nope, turns out there are some regions in India (full of Naxalites, maybe?) where Stalin is well-regarded and it is not uncommon for boys to be named after him.
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« Reply #28639 on: May 23, 2018, 12:09:57 PM »
Soon it's lunchtime.

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« Reply #28640 on: May 23, 2018, 12:33:00 PM »
And beyond it, the horizon?

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« Reply #28641 on: May 23, 2018, 12:44:55 PM »
I hate office hours. Why an Earth I should work on specific times even if I'm feeling sleepy instead of just sleeping and working during during the evening and/or on weekend.
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« Reply #28642 on: May 23, 2018, 02:19:35 PM »
For some reason my YouTube recommends are getting a lot of alt-right types complaining about the new Thundercats cartoon. One of which calls it a "cartoon for a cucked up generation" *insert laugh track here*

My YouTube recommendations include a bunch of anti-Illuminati stuff even though I have never watched a conspiracy video (excepting the one time way back some now-banned OC.netter made a video about how OC.net is worldly and full of Masons or somesuch.) Maybe it's because of that weird part of the Venn diagram where 'Dox converts sometimes converge with InfoWars fans?
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« Reply #28643 on: May 23, 2018, 02:38:29 PM »
This 1977 space recording is downright creepy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkycNvrpjCs

What makes it worse is that it was recorded in one of the deepest, and emptiest parts of space.
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« Reply #28644 on: May 23, 2018, 04:06:10 PM »
I came across a guy from India with the first name "Stalin." I thought maybe this was an Indian name that just happened to sound like the Soviet dictator but, nope, turns out there are some regions in India (full of Naxalites, maybe?) where Stalin is well-regarded and it is not uncommon for boys to be named after him.
I heard of a man from the German-Brazilian community who named his son Adolf Hitler. He was too simple to be a Nazi, so it was probably just "well, I should probably give a famous German name from a relevant person, so why not that incisive guy with a funny moustache everyone talks about?"
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« Reply #28645 on: May 23, 2018, 05:09:38 PM »
For some reason my YouTube recommends are getting a lot of alt-right types complaining about the new Thundercats cartoon. One of which calls it a "cartoon for a cucked up generation" *insert laugh track here*

My YouTube recommendations include a bunch of anti-Illuminati stuff even though I have never watched a conspiracy video (excepting the one time way back some now-banned OC.netter made a video about how OC.net is worldly and full of Masons or somesuch.) Maybe it's because of that weird part of the Venn diagram where 'Dox converts sometimes converge with InfoWars fans?

Oh I think I remember the guy you're talking about lol.

I think YouTube's algorithms make weird connections sometimes based on the invisible tags that the uploader adds.
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« Reply #28646 on: May 23, 2018, 05:11:57 PM »
I hate office hours. Why an Earth I should work on specific times even if I'm feeling sleepy instead of just sleeping and working during during the evening and/or on weekend.

I think the reasoning is that you'd be less likely to actually do it. Sort of like the homeschooler who keeps promising to "double up" on their work later so that they can goof off in the here and now... and then it never actually happens.

Of course, that traditional analysis never takes into account people gold bricking during office hours, so you might have a point.
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« Reply #28647 on: May 23, 2018, 09:59:33 PM »
 :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

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« Reply #28648 on: May 23, 2018, 10:17:06 PM »
:-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

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« Reply #28649 on: May 23, 2018, 11:01:09 PM »
Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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« Reply #28650 on: May 23, 2018, 11:02:41 PM »
:-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

You're welcome.

Why stop at the mouth?

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« Reply #28651 on: May 23, 2018, 11:19:14 PM »
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, you can actually grow Cabbage Palms in Ireland https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/palm-trees-in-ireland-36548780/
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« Reply #28652 on: May 24, 2018, 03:14:14 AM »
I don't have 25 cents!

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« Reply #28653 on: May 24, 2018, 05:21:16 AM »
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, you can actually grow Cabbage Palms in Ireland https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/palm-trees-in-ireland-36548780/

Yeah if you go to some parts on the western coast you’ll see some subtropical species growing. Most famously there are fuchsia everywhere (originating in South America).
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« Reply #28654 on: May 24, 2018, 05:37:22 AM »
For some reason my YouTube recommends are getting a lot of alt-right types complaining about the new Thundercats cartoon. One of which calls it a "cartoon for a cucked up generation" *insert laugh track here*

My YouTube recommendations include a bunch of anti-Illuminati stuff even though I have never watched a conspiracy video (excepting the one time way back some now-banned OC.netter made a video about how OC.net is worldly and full of Masons or somesuch.) Maybe it's because of that weird part of the Venn diagram where 'Dox converts sometimes converge with InfoWars fans?

*checks recommendation lists on both accounts*

A: Seven cute and adorable pet videos and a (pretty awesome) time-lapse of Nebula's makeup.
B: Star Wars, more cats, writing ambience sounds, Hamilton, Eurovision, JT Music (that's my son's influence right there).

I'm good, I reckon.
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« Reply #28655 on: May 24, 2018, 08:29:50 AM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28656 on: May 24, 2018, 09:07:00 AM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28657 on: May 24, 2018, 09:44:26 AM »
For some reason my YouTube recommends are getting a lot of alt-right types complaining about the new Thundercats cartoon. One of which calls it a "cartoon for a cucked up generation" *insert laugh track here*

My YouTube recommendations include a bunch of anti-Illuminati stuff even though I have never watched a conspiracy video (excepting the one time way back some now-banned OC.netter made a video about how OC.net is worldly and full of Masons or somesuch.) Maybe it's because of that weird part of the Venn diagram where 'Dox converts sometimes converge with InfoWars fans?

Oh I think I remember the guy you're talking about lol.

I think YouTube's algorithms make weird connections sometimes based on the invisible tags that the uploader adds.

Maybe, because most of my YouTube viewing is minimalist and/or mid-century modernist composers and old agitator/organizer anthems with only very occasionally an Orthodox video.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28658 on: May 24, 2018, 02:11:23 PM »
For some reason my YouTube recommends are getting a lot of alt-right types complaining about the new Thundercats cartoon. One of which calls it a "cartoon for a cucked up generation" *insert laugh track here*

My YouTube recommendations include a bunch of anti-Illuminati stuff even though I have never watched a conspiracy video (excepting the one time way back some now-banned OC.netter made a video about how OC.net is worldly and full of Masons or somesuch.) Maybe it's because of that weird part of the Venn diagram where 'Dox converts sometimes converge with InfoWars fans?

Oh I think I remember the guy you're talking about lol.

I think YouTube's algorithms make weird connections sometimes based on the invisible tags that the uploader adds.

Maybe, because most of my YouTube viewing is minimalist and/or mid-century modernist composers and old agitator/organizer anthems with only very occasionally an Orthodox video.

If I had to take a wild guess, I'd say YouTube say "activist" and thought "conspiracy theory." Also, maybe less views on your part in general means that that one video from years ago is still having a noticeable effect? I think deleting your browser history will get rid of it.
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« Reply #28659 on: May 24, 2018, 02:13:14 PM »
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, you can actually grow Cabbage Palms in Ireland https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/palm-trees-in-ireland-36548780/

Yeah if you go to some parts on the western coast you’ll see some subtropical species growing. Most famously there are fuchsia everywhere (originating in South America).

Oh, nice (hopefully they're not turning into invasive weeds).
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« Reply #28660 on: May 24, 2018, 02:35:45 PM »
They're used for hedges. I don't think they're regarded as a problem.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28661 on: May 24, 2018, 04:15:22 PM »
Does anybody have any idea where the Early Modern idea that chameleons live on nothing but air came from?
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« Reply #28662 on: May 24, 2018, 05:37:31 PM »
That's just a legend ~ they live on wombock wings ```

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28663 on: May 24, 2018, 05:48:41 PM »
Does anybody have any idea where the Early Modern idea that chameleons live on nothing but air came from?
Maybe it was just some basic trolling, such as that good old story that Marilyn Manson got his own ribs removed.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28664 on: May 24, 2018, 05:58:55 PM »
By the pricking of mine thumbs, of a surety that is fake news!
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