Thursday, September 05


Daily News Stuff 5 September 2019

You Should Have Specified "Median" Edition

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Video of the Day

Normal people: Rey is stupidly overpowered.

Teenage girls: Dual-wield lightsabers, take out 360 opponents without a single miss, while dancing to K-pop.

Disclaimer: My folks asked for me to be average and all I got was this stupid superpower.

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1 DMCA:  It's so cute that he's recently discovered how incompetent the government is.
I work for a company that makes HR & payroll software.  One thing we have to do generate the 1094C and 1095C forms the government requires as part of 0bamacare--that is, the notification to each employee (and to the government) of insurance coverage each year.
You think the process of renewing he describes is bad, you should see what's involved in the registration for a company to file the forms electronically, or how long the process takes (a month) or what the login process is like.  It's a ridiculous grab-bag of every security measure anyone ever thought of:  you have to pick an icon-sized picture from a small list, that gets shown when you log in, and if they show you the wrong picture, you shouldn't log in?  I'm not really sure what's the deal with that.  Oh, and you have to give them a cell phone # so they can send you a PIN when you log in.  So it has to be a cell, not a land line, and also the phone must be in your name (so one of my coworkers couldn't register at all because he has a family plan and it's in his wife's name.)  I could go on but you'd fall asleep.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, September 05 2019 11:20 PM (Iwkd4)

2 "Google could have just not shown targeted advertising"
Hahahahah.  Pixy, you're a card.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, September 05 2019 11:23 PM (Iwkd4)

3 My son watches Beat Saber videos--I've only seen about 35 seconds of this one as I write this--and some guy made a Darth Maul-style saber to play the game and has 100%ed some really complex songs.  (I realize that that may not be the primary focus of a medley of girls paying the game, of course.)
After watching the whole thing, I found Believer (the first one in this video) done with a Darth Maul saber for comparison:

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, September 05 2019 11:37 PM (Iwkd4)

4 A speedrun (the song is played at 140%) by the Darth Maul guy.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, September 05 2019 11:48 PM (Iwkd4)

5 BTW, rather coincidentally and hilariously, Other Linus put out a video on Floatplane today (meaning it should be on YT in a week) where he reviews the Oculus Quest.  There's a clip of him playing Beat Saber and it's--like you would probably suspect--the exact opposite of the videos above.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, September 06 2019 12:03 PM (Iwkd4)

6 Heh.  Does he somehow manage to drop the virtual sabers?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, September 06 2019 02:12 PM (PiXy!)

7 That would've been funny, but nah, he just kinda flails around.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, September 06 2019 02:45 PM (Iwkd4)

8 Nerd Cubed did a play-review of Beat Saber and practically died in the process.  Its marvelous.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Friday, September 06 2019 03:30 PM (+qGjD)

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