Unpopular opinions thread

Findecanor

21 Oct 2019, 23:40

That's not very authentic... They are not signing any songs with the drink. :-þ

BTW. Only a few people from a region in the North even eat Surströmming. The rest of us keep away.

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webwit
Wild Duck

22 Oct 2019, 00:12

Pah, next thing you'll claim is that the Swedes don't sport horned helmets and the males don't keep herds of blond wenches.

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flowerlandfilms

22 Oct 2019, 05:57

No Vikings wore horned helmets.
Wenches be legit though.

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PlacaFromHell

28 Oct 2019, 01:38

Well, it seems that in the end my opinion is the second most unpopular in the whole country. Goodbye, stupid light blue and white nation, I will never be part of your pit of shit and depression, your ideas don't represent me. Not only I don't identify with almost half of the electoral roll, but I have NOTHING in common with the other half. Today I declare myself spiritually devoid of all nationality, I don't want my children to inherit this cultural curse.
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mr_a500

28 Oct 2019, 12:48

PlacaFromHell wrote:
28 Oct 2019, 01:38
Well, it seems that in the end my opinion is the second most unpopular in the whole country. Goodbye, stupid light blue and white nation, I will never be part of your pit of shit and depression, your ideas don't represent me. [/img]
When you said stupid blue and white country, I thought you were talking about Israel. I was going to say, "Watch out - you don't want the ADL after you!"

Here's an unpopular opinion: International Law should be followed by ALL countries, INCLUDING the US and Israel. The hypocrisy and double-standards are disgusting.

If Israel has "a right to defend itself", then Iran has a right to defend itself. Syria has a right to defend itself. Palestinians have a right to defend themselves. If Israel has "a right to exist", then Palestine has a right to exist.

But you can't criticize Israel AT ALL - even obvious violations of international law, bombings of civilians with phosphorous, possession of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, invasions and attacks on sovereign states, financing and support of terrorism. If you criticize Israel in the slightest, you're called an "anti-semite" or accused of trying to start another "holocaust".

I keep thinking of a quote from an old Bonanza episode, where an old woman says, "There's a law for you-uns and a law for we-uns - and it ain't the same law!" That's one of the truest sayings I've ever heard.

Findecanor

28 Oct 2019, 14:09

Indeed.

BTW. Any country that has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court, has by doing so stated that they intend to perform war crimes, genocide or other crimes against humanity. It should follow that these states should be considered Rogue States and that the civilised world should not cooperate with them until they choose to re-enter the international community and let investigations take place. That would be reasonable, right?

Countries that have withdrawn include USA (under war-criminal G.W. Bush), Russia (under war-criminal Putin), Israel (under war-criminal Sharon) and The Philippines (under Duterte).
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PlacaFromHell

28 Oct 2019, 17:33

mr_a500 wrote:
28 Oct 2019, 12:48
PlacaFromHell wrote:
28 Oct 2019, 01:38
Well, it seems that in the end my opinion is the second most unpopular in the whole country. Goodbye, stupid light blue and white nation, I will never be part of your pit of shit and depression, your ideas don't represent me. [/img]
When you said stupid blue and white country, I thought you were talking about Israel. I was going to say, "Watch out - you don't want the ADL after you!"

Here's an unpopular opinion: International Law should be followed by ALL countries, INCLUDING the US and Israel. The hypocrisy and double-standards are disgusting.

If Israel has "a right to defend itself", then Iran has a right to defend itself. Syria has a right to defend itself. Palestinians have a right to defend themselves. If Israel has "a right to exist", then Palestine has a right to exist.

But you can't criticize Israel AT ALL - even obvious violations of international law, bombings of civilians with phosphorous, possession of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, invasions and attacks on sovereign states, financing and support of terrorism. If you criticize Israel in the slightest, you're called an "anti-semite" or accused of trying to start another "holocaust".

I keep thinking of a quote from an old Bonanza episode, where an old woman says, "There's a law for you-uns and a law for we-uns - and it ain't the same law!" That's one of the truest sayings I've ever heard.
I agree, the modern society thinks that the way of be fair is just turn the opposite the classic injustices. I bet if I say that O.J. Simpson is a murderer, someone in the US will be offended just by the fact I said that someone who is not white is a murderer. Without going so far, someone said me that I "should be in jail for hate crimes again LGBT community" because I was disappointed with the fact that the Argentine State finances aesthetic surgeries for transsexuals, in a country where people still die from tetanus. Typhus is even reappearing, a MEDIEVAL DISEASE, but my taxes HAVE to go to silicone boobs, WHAT THE FUCK.
It is true that the Middle East is a violent place and they may need a not-so-democratic system, but at least they should be fair among those who want to be fair. I am so sad to see children locked in that environment.

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vometia
irritant

17 Nov 2019, 08:27

Beer: for me, it seems to come down to the selection of hops, and what I like in that regard can so often depend on my general mood. As a rule I'm not generally a fan of fizzy lager but occasionally a really cold one on a hot summer's day can be nice; though I generally prefer the bland ones to those with a bit too much personality, so e.g. Kronenbourg will do me fine.

Other beers: I love the Belgian dubbels/trippels but they make my liver weep. English ales are a mixed bag because there's one popular hop I absolutely loathe but I'm not sure of the name of the specific "filth hop". Not that it would help as so many of them don't say what they are anyway, but for example I can't stand Black Sheep's flagship beer but some of their other stuff is lovely.

And also the amount of roasting: I really like dark beers and porters, but as long as they haven't gone OTT. For me, stuff like Guinness is the beer equivalent of Starbucks coffee.

Coffee: well there's another thing, similar to beers I suppose. I have my own preferences but generally the fresher the better, which means no pre-ground unless it's in sealed capsules. And no scalding it either (oh hai Starbucks...). My E61 machine is poorly so I have a Nespresso for convenience. Pros and cons, though: pros, it's convenient and the coffee is nice; cons, the capsules are impossible to recycle (and it's impossible to get them to collect them), the range of flavours is limited and their Barista milk frother tends to cover the kitchen in semi-frothed milk.

Lord of the Rings: liked the books, was meh about the films. Jackson's vision totally didn't mesh with mine and he focussed on all the bits I skimmed and ignored the bits I enjoyed. There also seems to be a certain amount of controversy i.e. appropriating my culture to bludgeon someone else's.

Politics: meh.

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webwit
Wild Duck

17 Nov 2019, 11:08

vometia wrote:
17 Nov 2019, 08:27
My E61 machine is poorly so I have a Nespresso for convenience. Pros and cons, though: pros, it's convenient and the coffee is nice; cons, the capsules are impossible to recycle (and it's impossible to get them to collect them), the range of flavours is limited and their Barista milk frother tends to cover the kitchen in semi-frothed milk.
Must be location where they can't work out the logistics or something. I get a free recycle bag each order and return the previously filled one at the same time. Then they make bikes or something out of them.
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vometia
irritant

17 Nov 2019, 11:48

We get the bags but the delivery drivers refuse to collect them. We're tried a few times but it's always "nah, they'll send somebody else to fetch it." I wasn't convinced either, and that's before the somebody else had a proper chance to fail to turn up.

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webwit
Wild Duck

17 Nov 2019, 15:04

I'm disappointed you didn't take this opportunity to recycle them into your own custom alu keyboard. :mrgreen:

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vometia
irritant

17 Nov 2019, 16:26

They do that? I must drink more coffee!

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snacksthecat
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03 Jun 2020, 04:59

I don't understand the appeal of putting your diodes on display. Is this some sort of fashion statement? What's the point? Why is did this trend take off? My butt hurts every time a new design comes out with this as a feature. And these days my butt is hurting quite frequently.

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zrrion

03 Jun 2020, 05:06

How else are people going to know it uses all through hole components? I guess you could put the diodes by the switches but then it has a bunch of empty space there and IMO it would look weird.

xxhellfirexx

03 Jun 2020, 07:51

snacksthecat wrote:
03 Jun 2020, 04:59
I don't understand the appeal of putting your diodes on display. Is this some sort of fashion statement? What's the point? Why is did this trend take off? My butt hurts every time a new design comes out with this as a feature. And these days my butt is hurting quite frequently.
It's space saving and decorative. Also this is kind of like transparent cases.

Findecanor

03 Jun 2020, 08:43

I think the original was Plaid, which was a cheap DIY thing, without case or plate: only FR4 bottom, standoffs and acrylic cover.
I suppose the reason had been to avoid having exposed diode legs in-between switches and to allow a thick acrylic plate (which would be cheaper and easier to get done DIY).
Now, PCB-mounted switches could have diodes inside themselves, but if there is a plate: many plate-mounted switches nowadays are instead made for SMD LEDs, and you would risk damaging the diode if it is slightly out of alignment when you put the switch on top.

Some of these PCBs support Kailh Choc switches, but those are so low-profile that there wouldn't be room for diodes next to them on the top side — so all through-holes components would have to be separate.

I think the example in the picture is bollocks, though.

Iwaju

22 Sep 2020, 21:45

ANSI is superior to ISO
numpad is better than numline
Apple keyboards having 19 F keys
ergonomic keyboards make my hand hurt :(

and most importantly

when I ain't wearing a mask in a convenience store and the cashier says "wear a mask. do your part" I say "I ain't doing my part cause this ain't a fucking play"

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zrrion

22 Sep 2020, 22:51

>I ain't doing my part cause this ain't a fucking play

Look out everyone, we got a harass over here :roll:

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sharktastica

23 Sep 2020, 01:13

General/life:
- Python is an ugly language to program in.
- Not a fan of dogs. I much prefer snakes or spiders as pets, and so does my grandmother (she's got my tarantula currently).
- I'd rather have a Rover (not Land Rover, for those who don't know what Rover was) than any other average. A green Rover 75 in particular is a gorgeous car that would be a pleasure to drive until it eventually dies after a few kilometres.
- I'd rather have an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Le Mans (1998-2000) than any other performance car.
- Rallying > F1.
- Fallout 4 wasn't THAT bad.
- Star Trek Discovery and Picard weren't THAT bad.
- Most of this personal ranking: DS9 > TNG > ENT > TOS > VOY > LDS > DSC > TAS
- This personal ranking after the first two: TMP > First Contact > The Undiscovered Country > The Wrath of Khan > The Search of Spock > Nemesis > 2009 > Beyond > the other TOS/TNG films > Into Darkness

Keeb:
- Bigfoots are the coolest Model Fs.
- M1s and M2s ain't that bad to live with once you've recapped them.
- Capacitive buckling springs > beamsprings. I know some in fact agree, nor am I implying beamsprings are bad (they're still God-tier), but I feel many automatically hold beamers on a top-tier pedestal from just 'word of mouth'.
- Everyone gets the message that vanilla rubber domes are not the most desirable things in the world, but the endless shitting on them is tiresome. At the end of the day, cheapo rubber domes serve a vital purpose - enabling the masses to use computers without breaking the bank. Granted, competition from £30-40 no-name Outemu/Gateron "mechs" are getting tough, but a £5 Lenovo or Dell rubber dome keyboard is still an easy sell.
- Cherry MX blacks sound alright. Speaking of which, I don't hold Cherry nearly as seemingly villainous as some may do. They (along with Unicomp to a lesser degree) carried a huge mantle during the '00s when "mechs" were not nearly a revered en masse as they are now.
- Topre gets just a little too much hate. I know angering the Topre gang is a meme at this point, and it can be funny, but I have to admit, I wouldn't mind an HHKB.
- I couldn't care less if my keyboard is ISO or ANSI. I find good in both. For ISO, the ISO enter is extremely comfortable for hitting with my pinkie and having \ and / mirror each other on the same row is aethestically pleasing. For ANSI, the 2u left shift is also quite comfortable. Realising it's impossible to resolve the two competely, my favourite layout is in fact JIS since at least it's the most functionally-good layout for me.

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PlacaFromHell

23 Sep 2020, 02:12

Time for some de-stress:
-American pizza should be burning in hell.
-Corona is overrated.
-Angled keycaps are highly superior than straight keycaps.
-Linear SKCL-SKCM Alps switches are even more boring than Cherry MX black.
-Democracy and absolute real liberty (excluding liberty-based models which are not about moral liberty but agree with the benefits of certain liberties) are both stupid utopias.
-Streamers are too improvised and boring.
-Having very high round guns just for civilian personal defense is stupid and can cost your life, not only you can cause a lot more damage to someone with just clothes using a .25 ACP as the bullet ricochets inside the body, but also you can have a much better management of your gun.

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PlacaFromHell

23 Sep 2020, 02:44

Forgot the best one. NETFLIX SUCKS ASSSSSSS

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Yasu0

23 Sep 2020, 03:08

I actually enjoy using scratchy dirty old mechs. As long as the scratchiness is nice and even. Is a different form of "tactility" feedback if you will.

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