People often say that private companies have no duty to uphold the Constitution. But that's kind of the problem, isn't it? The government knows they can't directly violate our Constitutional rights themselves, so they get Big Tech and other corporations to do it for them. All this corporate surveillance, corporate censorship, corporations forcing people to go along with the government's agenda or get fired - it's all done on behalf of a government that wants to be more authoritarian, but knows that the Constitution is an obstacle to this goal, so they use their influence over corporations to basically bypass the Bill of Rights and exert authoritarian power over citizens indirectly. This is their game, and you're falling for it. Everyone knows that the US is not a democracy, it's an oligarchy. The corporate oligarchs are the de facto government. They're the ones that call the shots, and the government and corporations work together to oppress the citizens.

I tried installing Metasploitable2 so I can use it to practice hacking, but when I boot up, I get an exit status of 4 from fsck, meaning there were filesystem errors that fsck didn’t correct. I wonder if this is due to one of the vulnerabilities in the system - like there’s a certain exploit that involves taking advantage of a bad block, and fsck is interpreting that as an error. In any case, now I need to look up the root password so I can get into the maintenance shell, and then run fsck with the -y option to force it to repair the errors. Hopefully that will work.

Not really mansplaining. Just Richard Stallman being an autist.

If there actually is another virus with such suspiciously convenient timing, then the conspiracy theories about biological warfare from China are probably true. Then again, Hantavirus also happened during the COVID-19 pandemic and it turned out to be nothing and was forgotten. I've learned that there are always deadly viruses spreading around, and most of them never make mainstream news because they're not contagious enough for anyone to care.

Well, looks like I haven't been here in a few days. I guess I've mostly been busy with my art. Made some cool glitch art over the last week. 🙂

I've learned not to put any weight in critics' reception of a movie on Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes critics tend to be insanely biased towards certain kinds of movies. Kids' movies and movies with woke messages almost always get good ratings, no matter how much the audience hates them, and movies with nudity almost always get bad ratings regardless of how good the movie is, simply because they have nudity. You can't trust these critics because they have ulterior motives for everything, and their rating of a movie tends to have little or nothing to do with how enjoyable it is to watch.

It's probably just random price fluctuation. Anomalies like that happen all the time. Notice that gold didn't change that much either. The crash mostly affected stock prices and probably crypto prices too, since crypto basically follows the stock market. Other assets don't seem to have been affected that much.

Ah. Well, I find that joking about a condition you have makes it more bearable. That's just me.

So the stock market just crashed, and I had a field day buying everything on sale. I've learned that any time something drops drastically due to a press release, policy announcement, change in bond yields, or anything else where the effects are purely speculative in nature, usually it's just the market getting spooked and it'll bounce back over the next few days.

I mean, come on, we all knew this was going to happen. We all knew the Fed was going to start tapering and raising interest rates sometime in December or January. And yet people were pouring their money into Big Tech stocks and other fair weather assets up until the very end. In fact just yesterday some economic authority said that we were at the beginning of a new economic boom and everyone needed to put their money into growth stocks to take advantage of it. Why change your tune so quickly?

Oh well, I didn't fall for yesterday's rosy predictions, nor will I fall for today's bleak predictions. I'm gonna continue exploiting day-to-day market fluctuations, as opposed to reacting to them, and that's going to make me rich in the end. 😜

Ah, I see. I guess the jokes I come up with are funnier in my head than they are to other people. :P

Damn, I've posted that joke so many times to social media, and no one else seems to think it's funny. I think it's hilarious. Why does no one else share my weird sense of humor?

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Aren’t most NFT’s basically just randomly generated pixels anyway? Why copyright something that you didn’t even put any thought into? Sure, you pressed the button that made it happen, but anyone could have done that, and tons of people are doing that.

Hey there. I like programming too (C, Unix scripting, and web scripting mostly), and I also do some artistic stuff, which I post on a different server. We should totally hang out. 😜

>Website does not support dark mode
You can just use the Dark Reader extension for Chrome.

Yeah, it's funny how the establishment protected him even though they knew he was a sexual predator, then immediately threw him under the bus when he got caught. Same with Cuomo.

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