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Your rapper name is…

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YO, LIL’ CHICKEN-CHEESE EMPANADA IN THA HIZZAY!

Thanks to Meryle for the find!

The post Your rapper name is… appeared first on The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century.

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laza
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Lil’ chia pudding 😂
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lil BLT!
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lil poke
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lil peanut!
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lil bowla soup
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lil kolache
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Lil’ Bear Claw
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lil' pork neck
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Lil' Nut Bar
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lil' sausage roll
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Lil’ Pop




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lil' chicken roti
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lil tide pod
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Things that happen in Silicon Valley and also the Soviet Union

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Anton Troynikov:

  • Waiting years to receive a car you ordered, to find that it's of poor workmanship and quality.
  • Promises of colonizing the solar system while you toil in drudgery day in, day out.
  • Living five adults to a two room apartment.
  • Being told you are constructing utopia while the system crumbles around you.
  • 'Totally not illegal taxi' taxis by private citizens moonlighting to make ends meet.
  • Everything slaved to the needs of the military-industrial complex.
  • Mandatory workplace political education.
  • Productivity largely falsified to satisfy appearance of sponsoring elites.
  • Deviation from mainstream narrative carries heavy social and political consequences.
  • Networked computers exist but they're really bad.
  • Henry Kissinger visits sometimes for some reason.
  • Elite power struggles result in massive collateral damage, sometimes purges.
  • Failures are bizarrely upheld as triumphs.
  • Otherwise extremely intelligent people just turning the crank because it's the only way to get ahead.
  • The plight of the working class is discussed mainly by people who do no work.
  • The United States as a whole is depicted as evil by default.
  • The currency most people are talking about is fake and worthless.
  • The economy is centrally planned, using opaque algorithms not fully understood by their users.

Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.

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laza
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So great!!!
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Genius
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Good thing silicon valley isn't influencing US elections... Oh wait.
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Kinda!

Skype goes all Snapchat with Highlights, its own riff on Stories

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In a bid to make Skype more social, Microsoft is launching a whole new generation of Skype clients. The big new feature? "Highlights," a way of publishing photos and videos so that your contacts can keep up with what's going on in your life. Highlights are more or less a replica of the Snapchat Story, a way of sharing time-limited pictures and videos to your contacts. It changes the client from being a strictly conversational application (with both one-to-one and group chats) into something that also offers a broadcast style.

While Microsoft's Skype messaging system is still regularly used by hundreds of millions of people, it's not the mindshare winner it once was. A range of mobile-oriented upstarts—including Kik, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and Facebook Messenger—have proliferated in the smartphone era. Skype initially struggled in this new world, with its peer-to-peer architecture making it a poor fit for a world where connectivity can be intermittent and conversations are expected to migrate between devices.

Over a number of years, Microsoft has moved Skype to a more conventional client-server architecture, using the opportunity to add useful features such as vastly improved file sharing and offline messaging. With this ground work finally done, the company has been developing a new client, internally named Skype for Life, to try to reconnect with this audience.

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laza
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This is becoming ridiculous. Next is stories in Visual Studio and Excel...
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The Kim Dotcom film: How to avoid a trial for 5 years and counting

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Enlarge / Kim Dotcom in his youth. (credit: Boris )

AUSTIN, Texas—I've been reading about the copyright saga of Kim Dotcom for years now, both on Ars and elsewhere. So I didn't think I'd have much more to learn when I went to watch the new documentary Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web by Annie Goldson. I was wrong.

More than a story about the Internet, more than a story about US law and copyright, Dotcom's story has become about New Zealand. The country's judges hold Dotcom's destiny in their hands. In an indirect way, New Zealand's citizens have weighed in as well, as Dotcom took the extraordinary measure of using politics and publicity to fight the US government.

His legal drama has dragged out for more than five years now. But the huge delay isn't a coincidence. Through the Dotcom case, New Zealanders are faced with a deep question: what kind of relationship do they want with the United States? Goldson's documentary, funded in part by the New Zealand Film Commission, makes a great contribution by putting the focus on the democratic and political contest rather than legal nitpicking.

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David Pogue’s AirPods Review: ‘You’re Worrying About the Wrong Thing’

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David Pogue:

They stay in snugly when you’re dancing, bopping, shivering. They stay in under conditions when the wired EarPods would have fallen out. In other words, here’s what most people miss: The weight and tug of the earbud cord add to the falling-out problem, rather than solving it.

So if that’s what you’re worried about, forget it.

What you do have to worry about is dropping the AirPods. They’re tiny and shiny-slick; Apple may as well have covered them with Teflon. In the three months I’ve been testing them, I’ve dropped ‘em a few times onto the floor of the commuter train or the bowels of my airplane seat, simply in the process of transferring them between their two homes: the case and your earholes. (A replacement AirPod costs $70, although of course you could always just forage in couch cushions in public places.)

Totally agree about this. After three months, I’ve never once had one fall out (your ears may vary, of course), but I have dropped them a few times.

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laza
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Point of this text is that Gruber sucks Apple d**k to have everything they make before us mortals!
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NBC News: Obama Sat on Russian Election Hack Because He Thought Clinton Would Win Anyway

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NBC News:

The Obama administration didn’t respond more forcefully to Russian hacking before the presidential election because they didn’t want to appear to be interfering in the election and they thought that Hillary Clinton was going to win and a potential cyber war with Russia wasn’t worth it, multiple high-level government officials told NBC News.

“They thought she was going to win, so they were willing to kick the can down the road,” said one U.S official familiar with the level of Russian hacking.

The administration did take action in response to the hack prior to the election. In September, President Obama privately confronted Vladimir Putin about the hacks at the G-20 summit in China. He warned the Russian President of unspecified consequences if the hacks continued.

This is what I suspected, but it hurts to hear it. This is a profound stain on Obama’s legacy.

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laza
645 days ago
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Who is Comey?
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duerig
644 days ago
Comey is the head of the FBI who officially told the world that there were 'new Clinton emails' a week before the election. They were all duplicates of previous emails, but it was enough to cause a lot of bad press for her in the final days of the election and quite possibly ushered in Trump as president. Pulling out all the stops and using your official power to get 'your guy' elected as president is terrible misconduct. I'm glad that Obama did not do this.
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mxm23
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"A profound stain on Obama's legacy, IF TRUE." There I fixed that for you Mr. Gruber.
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duerig
645 days ago
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No. This was the mark of a great man. We only have a democracy so long as the people playing the game care about the game more than they care about winning. That means not pulling out all the stops. That means not immediately playing up every bit of secret intelligence that may or may not pan out.

The difference between Comey and Obama is that Obama is a leader.
jhamill
645 days ago
Exactly.
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