The Internet Sucks. There, I Said It.

Why does the internet suck? Because it's made conversation about any subject literally impossible. For all the hope and wonder our parents and grandparents had about technology, it's all gone to shit. The positive future envisioned by Star Trek was instead replaced with the dystopian one envisioned by The Terminator, Blade Runner, The Purge, The Hunger Games and so on.

For every informative and thought provoking website, video or article, there are a thousand that are literally nothing more than shitposts. And sifting through the bad to get to the good is an impossible task thanks in part to the fact that the search engines literally put the shit on page one (And it's even worse now with google going after anything that isn't pro corporate).

Here's something informative from a guy who's fighting tooth and nail for better science education in Texas:

Yet for all his work, the Democratic Party won't even acknowledge his existence.

And then, there's shit like this:

There is literally terabytes of bandwidth invested into this asshole. Channel after channel, video after video, page after page, literally getting off on this guy's constant fuck-ups and outright douchebaggery.

You can't fight city hall anymore than you can fix stupid. And believe me, America is a very stupid god damn country. The people who actually want to make the world a better place are outnumbered 10 to 1 by those who only give a fuck about themselves, and this is no accident.

The last thing the two-factioned Corporate Propertarian Uniparty wants any of us to do is to work together on anything....except when one of the porkies can profit off of it. Profit is the only legal obligation that the slush funds calling themselves employers have anyway.

And we have no recourse. Anything we even try to do will be stopped dead by the government, their mercenaries, their increasing alt-right shock troops (Though they feign opposition to this shit), the corporate courts and every other apparatus controlled by the capitalists while blaming the non-existent 'regressive left' for their shit.

Call me cynical if you like, but that's just how it is.

See ya around,

Aspie

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riverlover's picture

misinformation by lies and false equivalences. Man-made virus scares abound, even before molecular biology made some genetic engineering possible. HIV engineered? I engineered one gene from a feline retrovirus to never see a living cat. Experimental purposes only. Cell culture.

Dino dude is educational but dry. Nice tresses.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

Big Al's picture

There aint' no easy way out and they can stand me up at the gates of hell but I won't back down.

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snoopydawg's picture

I've been trolling the nets seeing if people are upset about Trump rolling back the two monuments in Utah. Want to know what the majority of comments are?

"The lands belong to all of us so yeah for Trump returning the land to us"

It was still federal land that had protections from drilling for gas and coal. And it's still under the BLM. But the Utah whores, Hatch and Bishop are were captured by those industries long ago. Bishop especially has been trying to get this overturned since Obama created Bears Ears.

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a longtime oligarch eugenics plan is already well underway

earth is the insane asylum for the universe

mhagle's picture

http://nowthepathforward.us

It is a manual sign up and there are no guest logins. Originally I was going to set it up for guest logins, couldn't figure out how to do it, and then decided against it. Keep trolls away. The terms of service say you must not discriminate, but rather treat all participants with respect and humility. Or risk losing your account. Will be interesting to see how it all goes down.

Aspie, maybe do a "course" on disabilities?

Big Al, do a "course" on how to start a revolution?

We still write essays here, but do a bit of collaborating there.

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Marilyn

Let's save the planet for our kids. Tree Hugger to the end.

any damned thing at all on youtube. There's a lot of ordinary practical information that used to be withheld from us schlubs that we can now get our hands on. It's quite revolutionary.

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Sigh

Sturgeon's law is that 90% of everything is crap, and that will apply to the Internet as much as anything. Still, that 10% of non-crap is an awful lot of stuff, and if you need it a search can often turn it up.

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Bollox Ref's picture

But back in the day, Amazon books allowed me to find the English translation of Taneiev's opus, "Convertible Counterpoint".

Oh, and Max Reger's "On the Theory of Modulation" also.

(Edited)

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Gëzuar!!