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  • Oh wow.

    I mean... if it were a little different I'd say it was done "In the style of" Radiohead, or even as an homage. But that is pretty spot on.

    I didn't realize that parts of 'Creep' were similar to "The Air that I Breathe" (The Hollies) either. I guess I never paid much attention to anything beyond the chorus in that song. Plus... well... the style is different there even if the chord progression is the same.

  • If that was a clever ploy to get people like me to find out what Lana Del Ray sounds like, then it worked. If not, then I wonder what they were going for. Clever ploy to get sued?


  • These two men look the same and it is fucking up how I view my news feed. Captain Kangaroo has been dead for 14 years damnit!

  • Hrmm growing out my sideburns and combing over my ears.. I like it.

  • Since quite a bit earlier than that I think.

    Extrajudicial enforcement like ICE is so profoundly unamerican it beggars belief. :disappointed:
  • They can take their families with them. If they are being broken up, it's by the criminal infiltrator's choice.

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    @Bill said:
    They can take their families with them. If they are being broken up, it's by the criminal infiltrator's choice.

    Oh, take your twenty-sixth consecutive counterargument-to-what-nobody-said and gargle with it. Then count up all recent mention of families being broken up, and all recent occurrences of the word "extrajudicial", and meditate on the results.

    Call people infiltrators if it gets you sweaty, but they're criminal infiltrators when a court of law says they are.

  • @Bill said:
    They can take their families with them. If they are being broken up, it's by the criminal infiltrator's choice.

    That's probably the most callous response I've ever seen you give...

    Dude was brought here as a child... "criminal infiltrator" hardly applies, and kicking US citizens out of the country, as an only means of keeping their family together, is preposterous.

  • @Rufus said:
    That's probably the most callous response I've ever seen you give...

    Eh, I think it's just the standard "if Eric Garner didn't want to get choked to death maybe he shouldn't have committed a nonviolent misdemeanor" line one sees practically everywhere nowadays. :neutral:

    I.e. the "not in my tribe, don't give a shit" position.

  • Elon Musk, eccentric genius or just regular eccentric?

  • My vote is, creative genius but impractical... He's got wonderful ideas, but his delivery stinks... Nothing he does seems to be done with any consideration to sustainability.

    I also wonder if he's ADHD.

  • I think Elon milks his cult of personality to gather capital, like those flamethrowers or the options packages that don't exist/aren't enabled.

    I think Tesla cars are great but they really gotta get massive production increases to become/stay viable. Nissan leaf, Prius and even the volt are doing great not to mention all the makes that are direct competition for Tesla like BMW and Benz and all the overseas makes/models not currently available in North America.

    Reminds me of delorean in a few ways, it isn't easy to design something as complex as cars from the ground up and they've done a good job there, just production issues need to be ironed out before they run out of time. DMC only had a handful of years and I think Tesla will have longer so hopefully they survive.

    I also think auto driving vehicles are going really change the job landscape and maybe even public transit. Automated buses and even taxis could leave a lot of people out of work. Even more important are the automated semi trucks. They'll probably assign drivers to two or three trucks at a time and if half or more of truckers end up out of work it's going to complete the hollowing out of small town/rural America.
  • @filious said:
    Even more important are the automated semi trucks. They'll probably assign drivers to two or three trucks at a time and if half or more of truckers end up out of work it's going to complete the hollowing out of small town/rural America.

    The last estimate I saw had the US short more than 30,000 truck drivers, by 2030 or something like that... I don't think out of work truck drivers is a concern any time soon.

  • Huh? There's millions of truck drivers.
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/04/26/truck-driver-shortage-raises-prices/535870002/

    This article projects a shortage of more than 100,000 by 2022... that's far worse than previous estimates I last heard.

  • I'm with Filious on Musk. The recent stuff with that "let's all police those dishonest journalists" project, and the way he responded to criticism about it, has been very cult-of-personality stuff.

    He sounds Trumpish at times. :frowning:

    @Rufus said:
    I don't think out of work truck drivers is a concern any time soon.

    We had this conversation already guys. Whatsisface assured us trucking can never be automated. He was very clear about that.

  • Gene is hilarious... Not terribly well informed, but hilarious...

    "Fiestas"... hahahah.

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