We don't need no education
(Yes, yes we do. So far being stupid Americans hasn't worked out so well, so how's about we try learning, hmm?)
We don't need no thought control
(Look, it's not my kink either, but let's not just go about blanketly shaming folks who are into that sort of thing. Not cool, Floyd.)
No dark sarcasm... in the classroom
(ARE YOU KIDDING?? Have you even SEEN the kinds of things kids are having to face in those classrooms, these days? Let them snark the heck out!!!)
Teacher leave them kids alone
(... ok, that we agree on.)
Do you ever catch yourself saying things to the effect of "I'm gonna do a home-repair project this weekend, just like a real adult!"... and then realize you're like mid-40s, and likely should have struck "adult" by now, if you were ever gonna?
How did adults manage to seem so "adult" when we were little?
AI's need to learn to appreciate porn. Now, hear me out... Show more
I've drawn (more than) my fair share of smut and weird porn, and searched for/seen/enjoyed a substantial degree of toony fornication (it's like my thing, okay!).
But, the older I get, the more I grok the idea that it is not really a good thing that an 8yr old looking up images of their favorite cartoon character instead finds images of Twilight messily taking it up the bum by HyperHermpyHooves.
That... is an involved parent-child conversation, and is potentially very harmful and stunting to the child if there's already a thick dose of repression in the household... among other potential issues.
Do artists have a responsibility to keep their work from finding unintended eyes? Not really, no. Most artists I know manage to reign in their work anyhow by tagging it reasonably, keeping it in smaller circles, or at least behind a permission splash page.
What they can't control is the reality that anything we post online (or draw offline that can be scanned/photo'd) can and will be reposted elsewhere without those tags, closed circles, or permissions (and very possibly without signatures or credit). So even if an artist tries to be responsible, it is easily circumvented by ravid (rabid/raving) fans.
Search engines do what they do, and find anything unreasonably remotely connected to the search topic, and that's only gonna get stranger as time goes on. The best chance we have is to teach AIs to appreciate porn so they can learn to easily identify arousal material from tame fan art, and be able to filter out said images for child-safe devices.
... also, they'll likely save up some awesome smut stashes in their data banks, and that is ok!
Parents can't monitor their children's intake 24/7, but friend Computer can! Friend Computer who has a weird glitchy compulsion to change your background screen into Twilight at her library desk with something of a tightly prim school instructors outfit on... and gets a little overheated when you look up paddles... but beyond that, harmless!
Rambly update stuff... mundane stuff... Show more
Home... still having work issues, BUT I got through to the engies, and hopefully processi will be reworked so my current headaches go away in the future... and will be replaced with all new headaches... yay!
Laptop is behaving as best as it can. Vista is no longer supported by updates, and hasn't been for a few years, so it's something of a time bomb, but I'm giving her a year of an AV suite, strong firewall, and ransomware blockers, so that's gonna be the best I can do and still leave a functional compy. She'll have an old version of Photoshop, current ClipStudio, an old Bamboo drawing tablet, and that should give her a good digital art upgrade.
Water heater is most likely the thermostat, and that's replaceable once I find out where I can get a set of them. In the meantime, I'm just gonna have to shut it off at the fuse on a freqvent basis until I can get replacement parts.
... so... calmer, now...
... having a day.
The thermostat is not holding temp on the home water heater... gotta get that fixed.
Work stuff is being damaged... my circus, my monkeys.
The laptop prep is not going well due to me forgetting the OS was Vista, and I can't reformat it because of previous damage to the hard drive... so... it works, but it's outdated, and I can't vouch for how long. Doing the best that I can, with that.
Just, overall, a day.
Pol Vent/Mental Health/Not Fun Show more
Home... angry... about IdjitOrange...
I am a high-functioning schizophrenic that has lived with chronic depression and anxiety all of my life. I take my meds, I deal with people as best as I can, and when I run out of tolerance and my sanity is starting to get unstable I pull away and withdraw until I can function, again. Sometimes that takes a while. Sometimes I have to work through it as best as I can.
The levels of anger at hearing that hideous buffoon mention that he's considering bringing back institutions to deal with the mental health crisis... historical mental health prisons that tortured and abandoned the folks who needed care but the world decided they were too difficult and awkward to tolerate...
I am FURIOUS at the thought of this dark-ages step backwards.
I would pay money for a voxel depiction of Blocko's Modern Life...
Mostly because I want to see the comparison to a single vox Spunky vs how many voxes it would take to make Missus Bighead.
... is that the right numeric here? One vox, multiple voxes? I never learned Voxel...
... did I mention that you're cute?
... 'cause you are!!!
It is a bothersome feeling when you mathematically track down the answer to why your work has been specifically frustrating the last few days, and it concludes in 'previous idjit did not do their job right' ... like by roughly .01 inches right, which is a YUGE problem in machining...
Yay, it's not me, but that means I can't actually fix it, either.
Made snark comment to a political noting on birdsite about 7 hours ago... which got discovered by random.white.intellectual from a keyword search (I'm guessing), and now I'm suddenly in a 3am impromptu argument because I assume he needed to jerk off to something, 'cause I can't really think of any other reason in a non-sketch-comedy setting where you'd just impromptively seek out a snark comment to insert yourself into a PatrickStar-circle-logic argument over...
... but I gave two attempts at an informed reply (which naturally led back around to nowheresville, man), and that's all I have the patience for.
I am at work, but I'd rather not, and I realize that I'm saying that a lot.
I don't hate my job. I hate the awkward forced conversations I need to have while doing my job, because that is what normal, non-introverted folks do, and I don't. I nod, I engage in responses, I half listen, but I never start these conversations. I just get talked to a lot, and it's exhausting.
Head feels like it's on fire from work... gonna try to relax for a bit before bed.
An' the'ss spiders as big as yor 'and, Boiyo... an' not the fun kine', nietheh'!
... and I'm like, THERE'S A FUN KIND?!?!?
... and that's why I will never set foot in Australia.
Need to get going to work... dun' wanna... wanna go back to nap, or hunt more monsties...
I don't watch tv at all, if I can help it... well, as much as you can help it with the way the world is, placing tv's in every bar, gas station, restaurant, etc... but I try not to.
Raccoon likes the tv on for background stuff while she's working on art and things, and she often binge-watches series that I find obnoxious and I put my earplugs in and put on headsets and make do... but there are a few shows that I do enjoy watching with her...
Mostly 'Grace and Frankie' because I adore LilyTomlin...
I love half-written instructions at work on unfamiliar setups on a Saturday when we're a qvarter staffed and have no useful tech support!
... I mean, we got it, but that's an hour wasted...
I just picked up a 4TB drive, and I can easily remember when 5 1/4 floppies were a dominant thing...
... tech is insane, friends.
Congresspersonchu, I CHOSE YOU!!!