March 26, 2019

Meanwhile, in the U.S. Congress

...no damage was done today.



Current Score
U.S.A. : 1
  E.U.    : -1

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Believe It or Not

It appears that after getting inadvertently "outed" on the air about a month ago, and not being seen or spoken of since,  the individual we shall refer to here as Trappy McTrap Cat was NOT kicked off the show, but has merely had a scheduling conflict and today responded to the polite and supportive expressions of concern left in the You Tube comments. 

What makes this story particularly hard to believe is the notion of polite and supportive You Tube comments.


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March 25, 2019

In Which We Do Some Fact Checking

Remember. If you want to you can always just "Google it."
Oh.

Google search is hiding auto-completed text related to the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.


Well, we here at Brickmuppet Blog figured this would be not just prudent but easy to fact check, so as of 22:18 EST we found that while the autofill function produced almost the same results as claimed, the algorithms had, apparently been tweaked...slightly.



Oh dear.

Fortunately, after about three clicks of further digital gumshoeing, it appears that that first result is just a meme and not an actual product like these.

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March 13, 2019

Advice

...regarding best practices for salespeople in the Taco industry from an expert in the field.



"Spam and tacos are a singularly unappealing combination."


That is all.

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February 26, 2019

On the Importance of Bloggers Checking Out the Other Content on the Site Hosting That Post They Just Found Via a Google Search






Well, THAT post is sidelined indefinitely.   

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February 19, 2019

That Venn Overlap Between TOS and POS

A screencap of a screencap from today's Dumping with Scrump...screencapping a random sentence buried in the new Discord terms of service.





Now this almost certainly won't stand up in a court of law. However, to regain control of one's IP one has to hire a lawyer. This, of course, is beyond the means of many who's IP will get looted like this. Which, is, of course the point.


While it's an interesting discussion, describing the disturbing decline and degeneration of Discord, I do not necessarily recommend listening to today's episode. It goes into dreadful places. For instance, I could have lived a full, happy, and productive life never having had explained to me what the actual hell cubbycon meant and now that path of pleasant innocence is forever closed to me.  

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February 18, 2019

Taking Electoral College Pieces Off the Board...In Innovative Ways

So. 

Speaking of that mysterious, exotic, place between Duluth and Dikson.

There is now a Change.org petition to sell Montana to Canada for a trillion dollars. This is being cleverly presented as a means to reduce the debt.

The proposal itself is fairly laconic.

 We have too much debt and Montana is useless. Just tell them it has beavers or something.

This particularly cunning because, while Montana is replete with uses, the statement is, in fact two thirds true (The debt is too big, and Montana does, in fact, have beavers) . 

As I typed this the proposal had 6,941supporters out of a goal of 7,500.


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Signs & Portents: Unrest is Everywhere.

Civil uprising, Canadian Style.

3 years old, but still illustrative of...something.

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February 10, 2019

Just a Link to a PDF.( For Historical Purposes)

When the "Green New Deal" first came out there was a FAQ sheet and I downloaded it got halfway through page 2 and reralized that the Cray-Cray was stronger in this document than I'd thought possible...and stopped reading. 


I commented on another blog that nuclear power was not just absent from the proposed solutions, it was specifically singled out for elimination. 

to wit:
A Green New Deal is a massive investment in renewable energy production and would not include creating new nuclear plants. It’s unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years, but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible.

The blogger asked for a citation saying he could not find that in the document. This struck me as odd because Lowther does his research and, as I said, it was on page two. 

Well lo and behold it appears that online versions of the FAQ page are being removed and/or edited; It's just that crazy a document. 

Well, I downloaded it and it's HERE (WARNING: May cause SAN loss)

It will remain here at least until Mee.nu gets blowed up. 

Neo has thoughts on the purpose of releasing the document as crazy and incomplete as it is. 

Pixy meanwhile, has run the numbers

They are not little numbers.

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February 09, 2019

New Asteroid Discovered

Via Instapundit comes this story about the discovery of a new asteroid inside the orbit of Venus. One of the Brickmuppet's Crack Team of Science Babes explains why this is object is so potentially interes....



"Forget that! It's not important anymore. 
I've uncovered proof that our society is over"

Wha..?



Well. That's it.

UPDATE: I have a question. Would this be transhumanist furries or would the lack of fur preclude that and if so would these be shinies?

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January 24, 2019

Meanwhile, at SHOT Show....


"So much tactical. So very fierceness."

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December 31, 2018

In Which I Finally Resort to Clickbaiting

Just watch this and then answer the questions behind the spoiler tag.



Now I just have to wait for the hits to roll in.

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December 19, 2018

Mea Culpa

An earlier post here embedded a video that was described as "seasonal". However the only things seasonal were the winter quipaos and snow.


 
This is obviously problematic as it clearly exclusionary to our antipodean readers. 


To rectify this inexcusable lack of inclusivity, sensitivity, and geographical awareness, here is a video that is completely seasonal with regards to women's optional casual attire in the southern hemisphere around this time of year.


Note too, that while not strictly seasonal, the lyrics, plane crash and Arn Anderson(?) do not directly contradict near-current southern hemisphere weather patterns or holidays and thus the video should not offend anybody.

So please don't deplatform us.


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October 16, 2018

This Should Allow Everyone to Declare Victory and Go Home

J. Greely has what ought to be the final word on Fauxcahontas and her 23 and Me adventure.


I mean, at 1/1024, she’s clearly a homeopathic Native American.

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September 19, 2018

AVAST! Ye Land Lubbin' Scallywags!

Let the log show that this be the 19th of September. 



Scrimhaw by Maomaouzi

Today is the day we go below decks to divvy up our ill gotten booty...
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Or just look at it. 
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August 01, 2018

The Video is So-So, but the Cover Actually Works

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June 03, 2018

Applying Contemporary Standards of Critical Thinking to Understand This Blog's Recent Outage

So the blog's been down. An explanation is in order. 


However, as we are not IT professionals, and are not privy to specifics regarding coding and hardware factors, we must look for the causes of this tragedy via open source media. With that in mind, we note a recent breakthrough in physics which was reported concurrently with the site outage and, using contemporary standards of critical thinking, this discovery must correlate to the problem at hand.

A recent physics experiment produced strong evidence of sterile neutrinos. According to the linked article, sterile neutrinos are not predicted to exist by the standard model of physics. 

Other things not supported by the standard model of physics include, but are not limited to: The EM Drive, stealth in space, sorcery, practical giant robots, Bigfoot, Niberu, Pelucidar, Mothman, ghosts, telekinesis, healing energy, vampires (sparkly), alchemy, Blemmyians, Astrology, teleportation, mediumship, warp drive, gravity generators, shrink rays, and flat earth cosmology.

Using contemporary standards of critical thinking, one must take a second look at all of those things and, lo and behold, the last one proves to be directly applicable to our problem. You see our webmaster is an Australian and the flat earthers have just concluded that Australia is, and always has been an elaborate hoax perpetrated by the British to cover up the democide of all their debtors. 

And so, contemporary standards of critical thinking lead us to the inevitable conclusion that our webmaster doesn't exist. Note that when we check our work it becomes clear that the non existence of our IT team DOES explain how technical difficulties could occur!

http://brickmuppet.mee.nu/images/_2_d_.jpg
"Or...we could use actual critical thinking and just check the dev-blog."

There's no time for that! We've got important things to find out.
...like exactly where it is that kangaroos REALLY come from.

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May 22, 2018

Oh What Fresh Hell Is This?

One of THOSE headlines...


What in the world do robots need organs for? I can't think of any non-worrisome reasons.


Let's ask one of our Crack Team of Science Bots what possible use robots might have for organs besides living tissue over a hyperalloy endoskeleton to make them more successful as Infiltrator units. 


"Are you kidding!? I'll be able to ditch these 'splody Samsung batteries, 'cause I'll have a stomach and intestines and a liver so I'll be able to charge by eating Carolina barbecue and Moon Pies and  drinking RC Cola! And I won't stop with digestion either! I'm gonna be STACKED!"

Oh.
Well OK then!


(Art is by Sukabu)

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May 06, 2018

Perhaps Not as Laid Back as They Were Hoping For.


Art By: Ueyama Michirou Buy their stuff here!

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May 05, 2018

Ninjas Wanted

Indulge us, Gentle Readers, as this blog takes a slight detour from its normal format.
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(Stop that. We totally have a format!)
Ahem...
We need about 40 people with thick skin to pretend to be ninjas for 6-10 minutes a day.


Billy Versus Snakeman is a fun little time waster that, despite being a flash game, allows a surprising amount of cooperative and team play. The premise is that you're stereotypical anime ninjas, with a whole set of ninja goals, but you are also part of a ninja village and your participation and doing village duties makes the village stronger. Once in a while there are cooperative team events like a zombie zombja attack on the village that require some player coordination in tactics, but not time online.   Its silly fun and free.

However....

Villages can have a population of up to 50 but require a certain level of participation to keep from falling apart every night...and that's where the guys in marketing screwed up. 

You see, there was a time (long ago) when SNOWFLAKE was a word that referred to a meteorological phenomenon involving a particular manifestation of ice-1-N  under specific conditions as part of a hydrological cycle. Given the lack of any any negative connotations, and the location of one of the decision makers in the foothills of the Great Snowy Mountains, the decision was made to name the village SNOWFLAKE.

Regrettably, as the language has shifted, membership has dropped, hence the call for ninjas with tough skin who are willing to dodge the particular slings, arrows and throwing stars that "Snowflake Ninjas" must endure, secure in the knowledge that what does not cause us to die of embarrassment makes us stronger, faster and more sneaky!

If you have the GUTS to be a Snowflake (or are just feeling vaguely ironic) click on this here linky-poo and let your adventure begin!

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