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Does that mean you're going to hit on him?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 6-15 6:04 PM
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Reading down the page, the post titles are:

I must be dead
Given that you are
I want to play, too
So we've all got our hot buttons

This is important. This means something.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 6-15 6:16 PM
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I think it means Hermione can hit on Keegan?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03- 6-15 6:18 PM
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I didn't know Keegan was a 47 yr old. Apo looks so young.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03- 6-15 6:58 PM
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L comments here?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 6-15 10:55 PM
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Oh that L.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 6-15 10:55 PM
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Right, L., not L.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 6-15 11:01 PM
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L does not equal L? Ayn Rand will be furious.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 3:23 AM
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K is neb and stanley's age when they first commented here.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 5:54 AM
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8: L does not equal L..


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 7:24 AM
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Does L. hold the record for youngest commenting debut? It must be close between her and Destroyer.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 9:36 AM
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This TPM article caused me to reflect on the longevity of unfogged. With due allowance for the fact that the character of both the front page posts and the comment threads has evolved over time, and that the commenter community is basically the Ship of Theseus at this point, there is a degree of continuity that is pretty remarkable.

Also, we haven't had a good meta thread in a long time!


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 9:42 AM
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There was the kid who wanted to know if he should have sex with a girl who didn't appreciate Wodehouse, just to get it over with -- high school, so might have been younger than L. But he didn't stick around.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 10:05 AM
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It isn't absolutely necessary that you have sex with somebody who doesn't appreciate Wodehouse, excepting maybe if you are Wodehouse.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 10:09 AM
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But he didn't stick around.

13: Are we sure that guy didn't quietly join the ranks of commenters?


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 10:10 AM
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I, myself, do it fairly frequently. (Buck has many good qualities, but too much whimsy annoys him. Wodehouse goes over his limit in about half a page. Come to think, I don't have any idea how he tolerates me.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 10:20 AM
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15: Not sure, but if he did he's been impressively cagy. I can't think of anyone who's even plausibly biographically compatible.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 10:22 AM
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LB, thus is for you: http://rockstardinosaurpirateprincess.com/2015/03/02/consent-not-actually-that-complicated/


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 10:38 AM
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I was under the impression my daughter may have commented when in HS, but it may not have been ATM, but one of the other sites where—then—the conversation was carried on, as it is now on FB.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 10:40 AM
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I think she did, because I'm remembering a pseud. Cochavera? Something maybe close to that?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 10:50 AM
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aka Quite Righteously Indignant

But I thought another commenter may have had an even younger kid comment, albeit with supervision. Maybe the commenter was commenting on the kid's behalf.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 10:58 AM
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Oh, yeah, Di's Rory was looking for jokes once.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 11:04 AM
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We creeped out Jesus McQueen's kids once.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 11:10 AM
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I'm a couple weeks away from my 10th anniversary on LiveJournal. I didn't start commenting here until a year later, though.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 11:20 AM
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My son commented while a 9th or 10th grader. He likes reddit better.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 11:22 AM
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I think one of Asilon's progeny had to do some homework about what Liberal America thought about something, and showed up here to ask us.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 11:24 AM
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My daughter had a LJ in 2002 or so. For a couple years maybe. She's tried different online vehicles over the years; I'm not sure what she's doing now other than FB.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 11:25 AM
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I had no idea Rotten Tomatoes even had a forum.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 11:52 AM
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My LJ account that I started in 2001 or 2002 still exists, but the community of people I knew on it had mostly dissolved by around 2006 or 2007. That might mostly explain the timing of when I started commenting here semi-regularly, in fact.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 11:54 AM
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Of the collection of group blogs that I started reading in 2004 (coincidence that my compulsive blog reading starting around the same time as my TT job?), unfogged and crooked timber are the only ones that are still around and not on life support. The big political blogs are still mostly around as well, but I never read those with any regularity.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 12:42 PM
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I forgot about LGM, they're still going strong as well.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 12:46 PM
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Hm, the good friend I referred to in my recent comment in the Given That You Are thread was actually a founding member of my previous very active online community, prior to unfogged. All good friends, with real life meet-ups, visiting at one another's homes, the occasional romantic relationship forming, all that. I think it kind of aged out: first our eldest member died, then the kids of a couple of members died prematurely, and things felt very tragic and horrible, a kind of state of shock, and people gradually felt the need to make new lives which weren't necessarily consistent with the history, tone and spirit of the place. We didn't move on as a group.

Plus, unsurprisingly, people started migrating on to Facebook.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 12:59 PM
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30, 31: Balloon Juice still going strong as well.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 1:04 PM
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Plus, unsurprisingly, people started migrating on to Facebook.

This is fodder for my new theory of the Internet: Facebook ruined everything.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 1:43 PM
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34: I reached my "get off my lawn" moment when I completely failed to migrate to social media. No twitter account (and I still don't see the appeal at all) and a Facebook account that I haven't checked in 4 years.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 1:52 PM
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34: Not a new theory, Spike.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 2:01 PM
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Dsquared really has an MVP troll in that thread in 15. And there's lots more gold in there. Someone should really do a follow-up with that kid.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 2:23 PM
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There are Minecraft novels, in case anybody was wondering how literature is holding up. Also, Survivor novels for


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 2:41 PM
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Survivor novels are for survivors. Too bad Moby didn't make it.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 2:51 PM
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We creeped out Jesus McQueen's kids once.

You people with the thread memory, geez. That was about Stormcrow's card trick, I think? Anyway, if you all weren't such penis-obsessed pottymouths, I'd let them comment on the blog more often.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 3:00 PM
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My bad.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 3:04 PM
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I have trouble with Facebook. My cousin just provided a the perfect straight line for a penis joke and I can't do anything about it. Somebody else put up an ordinary post to congratulate the girl's basketball team from my high school and, as I noticed after liking it, closed with a bit of pop theology.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 3:11 PM
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"Congratulations to the JV girls basketball team on reaching the state Division Three quarterfinals! Hail Lucifer, I renounce and curse your false God Jehovah!"


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 3:28 PM
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My cousin just provided a the perfect straight line for a penis joke

So you'd, what, draw in the balls underneath?


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 3:36 PM
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42: Yeah, sometimes I have to remind myself that Unfogged voice is inside voice.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 3:37 PM
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I still remember Ogged's post (back in 2006?) about how sometime in your twenties or thirties, the light goes out of your eyes, and your dreams about the future are replaced by a realistic assessment of how the rest of your life will probably play out. At the time, that sentiment surprised me, but it turned out to be eerily prescient.

(Also I like the current mouseover text!)


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 3:39 PM
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Wait, I could have had light in my eyes?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 3:54 PM
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For calculation purposes, Keegan will be a legal adult at the end of May.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 4:43 PM
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Laydeez.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 4:44 PM
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There are Minecraft novels

Yeah, I've seen them, but they do not compare to reading the chat logs to one's own child's Minecraft server. Can't beat that for drama.

Said child who just got in trouble this evening, when placed in the care of a British family while we went out for a wine tasting. Apparently he got in trouble for swearing at dinner. He referred to something as "bloody."


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 5:40 PM
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The steak may have just been too rare.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 5:45 PM
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Britain: The only place where people are offended by the words "shag" and "bloody", but think nothing of calling their best friend a fucking cunt.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 5:49 PM
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Sorry, s/b "a fucking gobshite cunt"


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 5:49 PM
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I tried to start up Minecraft with my kid, but found it insanely confusing and difficult to figure out, with no available guidance whatsoever. Yes, we are apparently both stupider than 7 year old boys. Most mysteriously popular thing ever or most most mysteriously popular thing ever?


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:01 PM
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Just remember to cut down a tree, build a work table, a pick, and then get under ground before dark.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:04 PM
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If you start somewhere with no trees or hills, I always just start over.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:08 PM
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You have to grow grain but you don't have to eat it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:27 PM
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46: Going through that now. Fun stuff.

54: You might also find the Wiki helpful. What famously hooks many people on Minecraft is how ill-equipped you are at the start, and the juxtaposition between peaceful day and zombie-filled night.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:31 PM
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Its all about creative mode. Stop fucking around with trying to build stuff from scratch, and use creative mode to just use whatever you want to build whatever cools stuff you want to build.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:40 PM
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58: Let me know if you're up for a beer tonight.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:43 PM
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59: All art is about restrictions. Creative mode is for philistines. (I mean, your son's stuff was cool.)

60: That was more self-pitying than I meant it to be. And I would be up for a beer, but I'm out of town visiting my folks. I'm open to weekday drinking, though.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:48 PM
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To an 8 year old, restrictions just piss you off. That is also true in one's late 30s.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:50 PM
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I figured you were likely out but thought I'd ask. Weekday drinking isn't going to be a thing for me next week. Maybe the one after.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:53 PM
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I literally couldn't figure out how to build anything, even a work table.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 6:59 PM
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And all YouTube tutorials seemed to be done by kids and be completely incomprehensible.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 7:00 PM
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62: I like minecraft more as an explore-and-build-shit-in-the-wilderness simulator, not as a 3d voxel art program. Then again, I did lose interest in it a while ago.

63: Okay. I'm also around on Sunday nights. I don't have a good sense of when you frequent the cage.

64: On reflection, it is pretty involved if you aren't used to the current conventions of video gaming.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 7:15 PM
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Gameplay not so difficult. Installing mods, WTF?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 7:18 PM
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I'm not out much lately because of the cold and some extra work I took on.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 7:30 PM
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67: Yup. If you think that's bad, try writing one. I tried playing around with the Bukkit framework and gave up when I realized that it was built off of decompiled Java code, and they kept the decompiled method names.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 7:33 PM
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http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/why-your-children-s-video-game-sucks-minecraft-1688203198


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 8:11 PM
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That link goes to dinosaur porn, doesn't it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 7-15 8:43 PM
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I have a twitter account but I haven't been there for nearly a year because if you want to make the most of it it's twice the timesuck of this place and fb added together. I don't even have a job and I can't afford that sort of commitment.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 4:55 AM
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I don't really read most of my twitter feed. The only time I read more than a few minutes is if I'm stuck on a train. Luckily, a friend of mine created a list with maybe a couple of dozen of our various real life and music-related friends on it, so it's easy to just check in on that in a few minutes, and saves trawling through the entire feed.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 5:39 AM
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Probably wise. I should regard it as pot luck.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 6:21 AM
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The Minecraft mod scene is terrible. "Here's a cool mod, but first click through this page that will aggressively try to convince you to download malware" is bad enough, but when that's aimed at kids who don't really know what they are doing, its objectively dangerous. The whole process teaches awful habits in terms of training kids how to make decisions on what is and is not safe to download from the internet. I want Microsoft to come in with a hammer and kill it all.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:17 AM
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The only good thing about Mirecraft is that it is easier to play than Dwarf Fortress, and less likely to lead to depression.


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:39 AM
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That's two things.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 8:13 AM
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Knitting tutorials on YouTube can be really helpful and I'm pretty sure even you could learn how to knit, TRO.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 10:27 AM
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I have to use YouTube every time I want to cast on. Which isn't very often. Before YouTube I had to ask my mum every time, so this way I'd more convenient.


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That was me. (Did a factory reset on my phone after I upgraded to lollipop and my battery life suddenly plummeted to about 8 minutes. Seems to have worked.)

And I'd s/b is.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 2:26 PM
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I would never tackle a Kitchener graft without youtube, a shot of whisky and total quiet.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 2:34 PM
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I just upgraded my iPhone, if cleaning out a surprising amount of filth from the various nooks counts as upgrading.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 2:59 PM
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76. There's supposed to be a "therefore" in there. In DF you always die. Always.


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 3:03 PM
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73: Twitter would be wholly unusable without a client that breaks it up into lists, and lets you read these in bursts when you have run out of other means of procrastination scheduled a catchup of possible news stories. No doubt that's why Twitter keeps trying to kill tweetdeck. I have to use it for work, and am completely ruthless about not reading anyone who is not on a named list with a fairly defined purpose.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 3:04 PM
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I mean, it should. I can plug it in now, and the speaker sounds louder.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 3:45 PM
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I think I may be about to "root" my phone, but I'm not sure what the means.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 3:57 PM
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Bonsaisue met Noser at the bus the other day and was also picking up kids of our friendly neighbors. Alerted that the neighbors' eldest--a girl--was having a birthday, Bonsaisue told the youngest--an enthusiastic boy sans filter--that he should wish his sister a happy birthday.

Without a beat, enthusiastic boy yelled at the top of his voice, "I know! Hers gonna get boobs!"
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Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 4:32 PM
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It's proving very hard to update this phone. If only somebody made a phone that just did all this stuff for you.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 4:44 PM
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For my phone I found a toothpick, whittled down, quite helpful.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 5:14 PM
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My phone came with Gingerbread and, to try to avoid buying a new phone for a while, I'm trying to upgrade to whatever dessert is the new Android.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 5:25 PM
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Rooting a phone is probably less useful than rooting for truffles.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 6:14 PM
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I don't have a pig but I do have a four year old phone I want to fix or just break so I can buy a new one without guilt.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 6:19 PM
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Fair point.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 6:23 PM
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Have you looked up whether other people are running post-Gingerbread versions of Android on your model of phone. The hardware support may not be there. Or the developers inclined to work on supporting new versions may have bought new phones.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:00 PM
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There's definitely no hardware support from the manufacturer if that's what you mean.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:06 PM
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Why not just buy a new phone?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:07 PM
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Don't let our society's rampant consumerism get you too.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:11 PM
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But, it turns out "rooting" is a whole big deal and so is an unsupported upgrade. And then you need t reinstall all your apps.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:17 PM
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I'm still on step -1, installing the proper USB drivers. Apparently, my computer doesn't even see my phone. It sees a slightly fucked up thumb drive.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:20 PM
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Maybe I'll teach myself Python instead.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:21 PM
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I mean whether someone has modified the operating system to operate the phone. Someone has to make it interact correctly with the hardware. My experience running Ice Cream Sandwich on the old HP Touchpad was that it basically worked, except for things I didn't use like the camera and microphone, which I think eventually may have worked after an upgrade. But as fewer people had working touchpads over time, and fewer developers worked on making it work with Android, upgrading to another Android version meant trying to guess whose personally modified build might work out. I didn't bother trying because the touchpad I had didn't reliably start up at all at that point, and it didn't seem worth investing more time in it.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:27 PM
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Somebody did do that. Then they wrote up how to apply their mods after one has a rooted phone after one has gotten the proper driver installed.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:30 PM
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And keeping in mind that nothing that goes wrong is their fault and that all your apps will have to be reinstalled.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:32 PM
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Ah, well then good luck! I guess worse case is you get a new phone after making a good faith effort to upgrade yours. Or you melt your computer. Either way.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:36 PM
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I'll probably play around with the rebooting options I just learned about and then go to sleep.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 7:38 PM
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I think Plan B is just getting an iPad Mini with cell service. It's cheaper than the phones I was looking at and not actually much more stupid to use as a phone.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 8:00 PM
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Maybe drinking does work any better for shopping than it does for phone upgrading.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 8:00 PM
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Rooting a phone

HOTT!


Posted by: OPINIONATED AUSTRALIAN | Link to this comment | 03- 8-15 9:58 PM
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Mobes, I have an ancient HTC somethingorother (hero?) which will not upgrade very far, but I managed to find a cleaned up rom which worked very well. I dumped the phone essentialy because I wanted a bigger screen but still use it as a backup phone abroad, and as a remote control when streaming music. So you don't need to upgrade to the newest dessert go get a much slicker performance.

But the whole root dance is easy enough after the first time, and it lets you put on an adblock, which is worth any amount of pain. If you're seriously interested I can probably offer advice off blog


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 03- 9-15 3:53 AM
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I might try the clean rom thing. I never heard of it before this. It won't be for a while.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 9-15 5:45 AM
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I know you want to avoid buying a new phone, but the Moto G and Moto E are extremely cheap--$180 and $120/150 (depending on whether you want LTE) without any contract or carrier subsidy--and very capable. So far Motorola's been very good about updates, too, although now that they're not a part of Google anymore this may change.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03- 9-15 6:01 AM
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I went to the big gaming convention that was nearby this past weekend since I ended up with some free passes. Holy shit do I just not get it. I brought my kids who play some games but aren't really old enough for that whole culture yet, so it wasn't something we are very familiar with, but we did a couple of the open-play PC or console games and it took me 10 minutes (of the 45 allowed) just to figure out how to start up the games in single player mode. Forget about joining a networked game. I'm sure some of the people dressed up as various characters with telepathic abilities were laughing at the old man when they looked in my brain.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03- 9-15 6:19 AM
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The thread linked in 15 was an excellent way to waste time instead of grading. Although there's something deeply wrong in the idea of a high school student seeking sex advice from unfogged.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03- 9-15 6:34 AM
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