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  • #41939

    Autumn
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    Same video. One is just time stamped where the sketch ends.

    I was talking about something similar with my brother the other day. Clown penis*, that is, not domain name availability. Er, no other way around. While it’s not a new issue, domain squatting is pretty out of hand. I can’t remember what my brother was looking for, but every variant on it had been snatched up and put on bid. I think the cheapest was 1,400 USD. There is something about that sort of opportunism that I find exhausting, and yet I am sure others see it as enterprising,. That’s the (quasi-)religious divide that gets to me the most these days.

    *I wouldn’t talk about something so crass. Now mime butt, on the other hand…

    #41940

    TheEncogitationer
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    Reg,

    The worse position to be in is the ambisinepedantic position. Two left feet makes it as hard to get “Footloose” as religious-backed laws against dancing:

    #41941

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    There is hope, though. If Putin is defeated in Ukraine and is overthrown to keep his destruction from going NBC and global, we can proceed to the Singularity and…

    *Steven Hawking voice: “Where we’re going, we won’t need hands and feet!”*

    #41942

    Unseen
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    Same video. One is just time stamped where the sketch ends.

    Umm… I’m confused. When I click on the one Davis posted, all I see is a SNL self-promo piece. The one I posted is the actual sketch. They are the same length, but not the same content. Is this another internet mystery?

    #41943

    Unseen
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    While it’s not a new issue, domain squatting is pretty out of hand. I can’t remember what my brother was looking for, but every variant on it had been snatched up and put on bid. I think the cheapest was 1,400 USD. There is something about that sort of opportunism that I find exhausting, and yet I am sure others see it as enterprising,. That’s the (quasi-)religious divide that gets to me the most these days. *I wouldn’t talk about something so crass. Now mime butt, on the other hand…

    I guess the squatters would argue what’s the difference between investing in the future value of a domain name and, say, buying a few acres of land you believe will become valuable someday.

    I haven’t investigated much, but it seems likely that this squatting is resulting in the ever-increasing use of minority TLD’s like .boston, .network, .repair, or .wine. (TLD=top-level domains like .com, .org, .xxx.)

    #41944

    Unseen
    Participant

    Reg, There is hope, though. If Putin is defeated in Ukraine and is overthrown to keep his destruction from going NBC and global, we can proceed to the Singularity and… *Steven Hawking voice: “Where we’re going, we won’t need hands and feet!”*

    I’d like to point out that I introduced the topic “What does Putin want?” which has gotten zero attention since it was initiated. There is a very interesting article with a video interview of the Finnish President giving his view of what Putin wants.

    #41945

    Belle Rose
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    @davis

    I’m lefty too and you know…we are the only ones in our right minds 😊

    #41946

    _Robert_
    Participant

    Playing piano sometimes has me doing 2 seemingly (near-term) unrelated patterns with each hand and interesting enough as a right-handed bass player I use the left for the fretting of notes which is certainly more detailed than the plucking right hand.

    #41947

    Autumn
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    While it’s not a new issue, domain squatting is pretty out of hand. I can’t remember what my brother was looking for, but every variant on it had been snatched up and put on bid. I think the cheapest was 1,400 USD. There is something about that sort of opportunism that I find exhausting, and yet I am sure others see it as enterprising,. That’s the (quasi-)religious divide that gets to me the most these days. *I wouldn’t talk about something so crass. Now mime butt, on the other hand…

    I guess the squatters would argue what’s the difference between investing in the future value of a domain name and, say, buying a few acres of land you believe will become valuable someday. I haven’t investigated much, but it seems likely that this squatting is resulting in the ever-increasing use of minority TLD’s like .boston, .network, .repair, or .wine. (TLD=top-level domains like .com, .org, .xxx.)

    I’d agree with them regarding real estate. Just don’t happen to be a fan of either practice.

    I think trends in squatting have varied. There are businesses that scoop up domains probably via some automated process then flip them. I tried ‘I like puppies dot com’ (sans spaces) and it was for sale for $1500 by HugeDomains.com. They claim since 2005 they have helped thousands of people find the perfect domain name, but why were they even needed in the first place? They had a featured domain on their site for sale for $90k. I don’t recall the url, but it was something to do with roofing. I dunno. There is something surreal about it.

    Same video. One is just time stamped where the sketch ends.

    Umm… I’m confused. When I click on the one Davis posted, all I see is a SNL self-promo piece. The one I posted is the actual sketch. They are the same length, but not the same content. Is this another internet mystery?

    When you share YouTube videos, it gives you the option to share them at a specific times stamp. That little promo bit is something SNL puts at the end of their clips. Davis linked the same clip, but his video started at a time stamp after the sketch, and right before the promo. But if you scrubbed back to the beginning of the video (or looked at the comments), you would be able to see it’s the same one.

    Not that it’s all that important. Just a bit of additional info, I guess.

    #41948

    Unseen
    Participant

    @autumn

    FYI

    thisdomainsucks.com is available for only $880.00 according to GoDaddy

    thisdomainblows.com is taken but you can investigate buying it by paying a broker about $70

    clownpenis.fart isn’t available probably because the TLD .fart doesn’t exist. HOWEVER, you can get clownpenisfart.com for only $4095 from a very optimistic owner/squatter.

    #41955

    TheEncogitationer
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    Istvan,

    If you don’t wish to reveal your first name, I’ll respect your privacy. I will say I saw the documentary and the idea of promoting Transhumanism through a political party is quite novel, As a small-‘l’ libertarian, I can argle-bargle on the means of achieving some of the Transhuman Party platform planks and how effective the strategy of a political party is for advancing complex ideas.

    Regarding literal vs. Metaphorical and Allegorical: Without raking you over the coals, the problem is, whose metaphor or allegory derived from so-called “holy” books do we use? And why use one metaphor or allegory over another?

    Within Christianity alone, there are over 30,000 Schisms, Splits, and Denominations over which way to read Scripture. (The most recent that comes to mind is The United Methodist Church splitting over same-sex marriage two years ago.)

    In order to address religion on it’s own terms, do we need one approach for each Denomination? Or couldn’t we just address them all and say that basing anything on Supernaturalism and Faith is no way to go through life?

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    #41970

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    The one I posted is the actual sketch. They are the same length, but not the same content. Is this another internet mystery?

    Looks like Davis accidentally clicked on “Copy URL at current time” while he was at the end of the skit. So his URL’s set to play 64 seconds into the video. It’s a nice feature that I use a lot. Easiest way to do it is by pausing the video at your preferred time with one click on the video (or hit the spacebar), then right-click on the video for the menu. On Windows, at least.

    #41971

    Yes, Just right click and “Copy video url at the current time”. You can skip a lot of the unnecessary chatter and introductions at the start.

    #41972

    Unseen
    Participant

    Yes, Just right click and “Copy video url at the current time”. You can skip a lot of the unnecessary chatter and introductions at the start.

    I find it easy to simply go up to the address line (the URL) and block copy it. Works every time.

    #41989

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    I find it easy to simply go up to the address line (the URL) and block copy it. Works every time.

    Ok, but I can’t let you win with that response.

    I promise I wasn’t looking for anything on Max Headroom; serendipity just happened, as a choice that Youtube presented in their list of what I could watch next.

    I watched the whole thing, but you don’t have to. I’ve set the following for viewing the last 6-1/2 minutes or so of the 21 minute video. If you want to watch more of it starting nearer the beginning, you know what to do.

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