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  • Got bored and slapped together 3 G-Shock 5600 watches + nicer black slotted screws/random grille (needs matte). Can't believe I didn't do this sooner. Feels like it was meant to be. Mean but grown-up stealth look. If only I could make the buttons dark.
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    Bezel from a standard 5600. Module is a red GW-B5600 which has a full, bright LED backlight w fade - it has solar charging, atomic sync, flip-gesture light, all of the nice stuff. It's super-tough and the display on this one is among the best Casio puts on a watch - same as their $600 steel ones.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Casio has this resin with an awesomely smooth, silky texture they use for straps/bands. My only problem is that it's too sweaty for summer. This bracelet features rigid links with that same magic resin outer surface. Ultra light and breathable bracelet that gets a perfect fit. It's supremely comfy and sturdy. Casio rarely ever brings it out, but they did for the black module I stole it from.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    This is the original module. Gold steel bezel/bracelet, $60 from aliexpress. Worn to work for 2 years. Face knocked to hell. Glass scratched. Scratches everywhere. Covered in every kind of bad substance, too.
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    Man... need to replace this Logi G305. I hate the back/forward buttons. If I had a nickle for every time I just meant to grab the mouse, but hit back and lost what I was typing... they're too sensitive. It's hard for me not to hit them while grabbing the mouse.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Like, it's SO real. I have a phobia now... I feel physical hesitation when I reach for my mouse because of how often my thumb so much as gently grazes the edge of that button and triggers it. I don't map them for gaming for that exact reason. I don't actually hit em when I game, I just give myself carpal-tunnel perpetually tensing my hand off of them... they are right where my thumb wants to be for comfortable grip.
    Vayra86
    Vayra86
    Put a drop of glue between the side buttons ;)

    Or unmap them entirely, I'm sure you can...?
    Ahhh! Finally talked buddy into selling me that EVGA 3060ti ftw3 he scored on a Best Buy drop awhile back. At 1080p, I think it can last a good few years. The 2060 was still kicking it just fine. Can't turn my back on such a lucky deal though.
    The problem with arguing with anyone on the internet now is that it's always you against that person's bubble, and everything in it. It's unilateral.
    the54thvoid
    the54thvoid
    If you hold true to an ideology, it is very difficult to enter into a discussion that challenges that ideology. Rather than challenge an ideology, or even, discuss that ideology, it is better to offer the opposing view a cup of tea and some cake. However, if they refuse tea and cake, then the cause was already lost.
    plastiscɧ
    plastiscɧ
    What I have learned is to make the other side understand that you want their opinion to be explained, that you understand it (insight) and that you take any disagreements ("fears") seriously.

    then it really comes down to coffee and tea.
    Hypocrisy is a negative trait, but personally I feel like I'm not challenging myself enough if there are no dissonant thoughts for me to sort out. I think that I'm not observing or 'feeling' enough.
    plastiscɧ
    plastiscɧ
    thoughts about feelings are okay. feelings about thoughts are unreasonable but normal. those who cannot feel do not think humanely. just do both and decide sensibly.
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    Crypto joke -

    A boy asked his bitcoin-investing dad for 1 bitcoin for his birthday.

    Dad answers, "What? $15,554??? $14,354 is a lot of money! What do you need $16,782 for anyway?"
    R-T-B
    R-T-B
    I often think about all the early day bitcoins given as "useless" stocking stuffers from some odd uncle that were thrown out, only for it to go into the stratosphere value wise. Lot of kids kicking themselves...
    there is so much energy in you that is more than positive, maybe we should talk.
    redirect your strengths and you will be more successful than ever

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    open it up..

    Treat Yourself Schitts Creek GIF by CBC
    Our principal had teachers thinking they could have their doors and windows open with ac's running today. High of 76 with em running at 74.
    R-T-B
    R-T-B
    It's always a hoot over at amazon to look at the people asking on the ACs if they can set it up in a room without a vent hose or no window...

    It's like no, that's not how thermodynamics works. It isn't an energy black hole.

    As my father would say, the answer to everything stupid is just "people..." (said with an exagerated shake of the head, usually).
    witkazy
    witkazy
    Sounds like math problem i'm not ready for since i've gave up on coffee :D :toast:
    plastiscɧ
    plastiscɧ
    I am living in one of the richest countries on this planet... we have no AC in schools... even during 35°C we saturated in the afternoon when i was in school. this has not changed.. students still roasting in their own juices today.
    i mean yeah; shut up and keep writing your essay. :D

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    Today I learned that Ancient Aliens never stopped running like I assumed it did back when the jokes died in the 2010's... but it's on S10 now. It's been going the whole time.

    All I really want to know is... who is still watching this show?
    the54thvoid
    the54thvoid
    To be fair, it's an American issue with documentaries. I've seen countless Brit ones (BBC) and they're pretty much on point with evidence. Little room for drama. Watched a US sinkhole doc which was a carbon copy of a BBC one. The Beeb one was narrated by Dr Iain Stewart (a geologist). The US one was hosted by Zachary Quinto. The US one actually said demons couldn't be ruled out as a cause...
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    Something something entertainment networks masquerading as the press...

    What could go wrong?
    windwhirl
    windwhirl
    I'll just say that I think aliens are paying history channel to keep that show up, so they can record it and have some fun watching it during interstellar travel

    In the end, it's all because of Aliens

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    Every time I have to set up a smart TV for someone, I am reminded of why I don't own a smart TV.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    I've never set one up that wasn't just an absolute mess when it comes to the 'smart' features. I find myself constantly asking, "Why did they choose to have it be like that?" I skip everything possible, unless the person just really wants a feature it has. I feel like most of the TV holdouts now don't want a smart TV. And the rest of us don't really need one. Just give me a good monitor and an HTPC at that point.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Smart TVs are a bit like the kid who *thinks* he's smart and routinely interrupts fun or important conversations with things that are obviously wrong and unrelated. He gets out of the way after and all, but he just keeps doing it. I feel bad for the smart TV, because I think it likes me and it's trying to appease me to fit in, but it's trying way too hard.
    Vayra86
    Vayra86
    My Samsung Smart TV thinks its good practice to turn itself on after pressing the power off button on the remote.

    All that's missing is a pop up saying 'Please don't go, the drones need you, they look up to you!'
    My folks opted to do Christmas this weekend. My holiday scramble comes on quicker this way, but immediately after, I start my vacation and don't go back till after NYD.
    Chomiq
    Chomiq
    This is the way
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    It's all about coming together anyway. The day is arbitrary. We all appreciate the reduced stress. Some of my family has other plans for the free time but not meee. Couldn't be me. My Christmas gift to me is time. Christmas is a psychologically perilous phenomenon. So many years, I did not have time to just be sane and actually exist. We're all kinda done putting that on each other at any capacity.
    Sometimes I really lament the passage of time. And then... I remember every time somebody did me wrong, or something inexplicable happened. Makes you appreciate it a little more lol
    witkazy
    witkazy
    Panta rei ,man.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Indeed, "No man ever steps into the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." Love that. It speaks to the nature of time well, and hides an invitation to periodically revisit the past in its acknowledgement of unavoidable change. Even one's past isn't static when you think about it.
    Best tech we'll never get: fully user-customizable algorithms.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    I do think that may be possible, but the current tech definitely doesn't hold it up. It wasn't meant to. What we have is already pretty daunting to push like that. It doesn't get easier when users are able to directly insert information with specific logical implications.
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    robot zombie
    Just don't like how they're sort of these black boxes. Leaves too much room for weird crap to happen. Change em behind the scenes, months later all of our internet experiences are morphed again.
    R-T-B
    R-T-B
    I sort of get what you are saying, now. Yeah, I think it may be partially a present tech limit thing, partially a "there's no money in it" problem.
    Sometimes I think the real schism point that gave us today's internet happened in 2009, when facebook overtook myspace and became the standard for everything.
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    Haha, I make that joke of "I died a long time ago and this is my penance." all of the time.

    No, but for real... I feel like things were much freer and more diverse. Things don't feel like that anymore. It's all the same shit everywhere you go.
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    It was just more fun before all of the normies came. The only thing they're good fer is sellin stuff to, and then you gotta always be advert friendly, all platforms. Thus amorphous blobs with no personality lock horns with other blobs for recreation. Small communities died in droves to make room for these monolithic hubs of blah. And the replacements are based around personalities. Small blobs surround the big one.
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    Like... pre 'commercial' internet was degenerate as hell. But somehow more wholesome... and human.

    But then, people before my time probably feel that way about pre-2000 internet. These decade shifts with the tech and culture are bonkers. The usage is totally different.
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    Has there ever been a game where the PC's story could be false or could be real, depending on what YOU decide as you play through it?
    Chomiq
    Chomiq
    Disco Inferno Elysium ;)
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Duuuudee I remember that one! I think it just got away from me at the time. But I couldn't have gotten a better recommendation. I didn't expect anyone to have an answer, if they got the question. I thought it was an absurd idea. Meta-take on player choice.
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    It's even better now with full voice-over.
    Gratitude is often a product of what you lack rather than what you have. Sort of like how chasing happiness often brings misery.
    witkazy
    witkazy
    I found inwesting in memories more rewarding then anything else but i'm me ,nobody else .Some may find other things more importand but that is their problem :D:pimp:
    plastiscɧ
    plastiscɧ
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    life is like ballet. enjoy the dance
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    R-T-B
    Put Kermit back where you found him or pay the price.
    One day news sites are going to need to learn that I can't have a sub for all of them.

    Actually, that is what's needed. One for all. At this point you gotta sign up for half of them just to begin looking things up, which defeats the purpose of news. It's not news to me if I can't reasonably see it!
    Cats are incredible cockroach catchers. It's like they have a superpower.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Well, maybe a different one. Cats are wayyy better at this than humans. My cat just caught one, and I've seen cats do it. As soon as one moves in their vicinity, they lock on and it is in their mouth. They never miss.
    Vendor
    Vendor
    everyone have their own unique abilities i guess.
    plastiscɧ
    plastiscɧ
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    i whish i had that roach in my flat at night. my cat showed me this..... a SPIDERRUNNER
    Whenever I'm wearing my gold G-Shock, I feel like a hundred bucks. :pimp:

    I wish I could wear it more... but most times are not "big gold watch" times.
    witkazy
    witkazy
    whatever floats your boat ,man.
    Nothing wrong with that.
    robot zombie
    robot zombie
    Oh I fear no judgement. You only need confidence and then you can wear gold anywhere. The problem is knocking it on stuff. Gotta get one in titanium.

    Here I am, babying the world's toughest watch, unofficial watch of military personnel everywhere. Put it in a nice steel case on a metal bracelet and suddenly it must be protected at all costs. :laugh:
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    P4-630
    I love my Casio G-Shock (Cockpit series)
    I never leave AliExpress reviews because of the character limit. Some products take more than 1000 characters to inform someone on...
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    robot zombie
    Incidentally, that's what's bugging me about Alibaba reviews. They almost never have enough information. Or it ends up truncated in a misleading way. Shit, I'd gladly take 30 minutes to read a review so I can be happy with what I get in 30 days. And then on top of that, you're already plucking from "The Everything Drawer" of items. The more I can know about the exact product, the better.
    witkazy
    witkazy
    Oh boy, i remember convincin' my wife ,may she rest in peace, to get digital frame for her mum as a gift .Got doa obviously ,that teach' me a lessen.Aaaah, good times.
    Vendor
    Vendor
    they banned it here stupid govt and it was already extremely restrictive got i hate our idiotic government my brother some amazing cheap stuff from there before covid
    Sometimes I wonder if the internet today isn't just... how it is because half of the people on it are wayy newer at it than the other half.
    NG+ modes are fun but I almost never finish them. I always wind up going back to the 'virgin' experience.
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