Jody Bruchon

WATCH THIS AT 1080p IF POSSIBLE! This animation was my favorite way to run burn-in tests on computers in the late 2000s, and even with REALLY GOOD hardware, no computer seemed to be able to handle playing it at full quality. Even my Ryzen 7 can't play it at full quality at full screen resolution! I was not happy with the quality of all other versions of this that I found, including the video that replaced the SWF on Newgrounds and the "HD" version on YouTube (a valiant effort). I always wanted to see this animation at 60 frames per second at a decent (read: not a postage stamp) resolution.

So, since I still have the original Flash animation file on hand, I tried a different approach. I used OBS Studio to capture the animation playing in Flash Player at two different resolutions, then scale-matched them and mixed them together in a video editor. The parts where the high-res version lags look trippy because of mismatched frames, and the parts where it keeps up look nice and crispy. I also replaced the low-quality SWF audio with the original track from Ken Ishii. The result is something that I'm happy with. The song and the animation are both wonderful, and I'm happy to do my part to preserve this piece of internet history.

Original animation: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/354577
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The law does not say what you think it says! The Communications Decency Act (47 USC 230) and the DMCA (17 USC 512) are often misunderstood. In this live stream, I go over the actual legal text and explain the nuances that so many people somehow miss.

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In the wake of the National Hockey League blacklisting a contractor's new hire because he previously did work for the Trump campaign, I said that the NHL would have to learn the hard way that alienating half of their audience is a bad idea.

Some fool in the YouTube comments tried to clap back, saying that all the major American sports were doing wonderfully now, implying that woke social justice nonsense didn't hurt them in any meaningful way. Ratings for the 2021 sports seasons may be rising, but a big chunk of that is a tide of hope that players will focus on playing sports instead of shoving woke virtue signaling nonsense down the throats of audiences nationwide.

Sports viewing took a big hit from coronavirus, sure, but the social disease of wokeness definitely played a large role that can't be denied. Even the poll used to downplay the harm done by player virtue signaling shows that politicizing sports played a significant role in chasing viewers away.

Sources:
NFL Ratings Slump Severely Affecting Network Advertising Revenues: https://deadline.com/2020/12/nfl-ratings-slump-affecting-network-advertising-revenues-report-1234655747/
2020 World Series Breaks Record For Least-Watched Of All Time: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/10/29/2020-world-series-breaks-record-for-least-watched-of-all-time/?sh=24d370a865b8
NBA TV ratings soar early in 2020-21, numbers that will define the season: https://sportsnaut.com/nba-tv-ratings/
NBA Playoffs: TV ratings down a stunning amount from last season: https://sportsnaut.com/nba-playoffs-tv-ratings/
NBA’s Ratings Drop Not Due To Blowback Over Players’ Activism, Poll Suggests: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/10/15/nbas-ratings-drop-not-due-to-blowback-over-players-activism-poll-suggests/?sh=4aa77a086b31
Marist Center for Sports Communication/Marist Poll Results & Analysis: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/marist-center-for-sports-communication-marist-poll-results-analysis/
Marist Center for Sports Communication/Marist Poll: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Marist-Poll_Sports-Communication_USA-Complete-Survey-Findings_202010091420-1.pdf#page=4

(Originally posted June 25, 2020) Mask laws are trash. Enjoy your droplet transmissions, Karen, but keep your laws off my body. For the naysayers, sorry to disappoint you, but here are sources that say I'm right:

Coronaviruses can spread on aerosols. https://www.nap.edu/read/25769/chapter/1 - "...the presence of viral RNA in air droplets and aerosols indicates the possibility of viral transmission via these routes...An airflow modeling study following the SARS-CoV-1 outbreak in Hong Kong in the early 2000s supports the potential for transmission via bioaerosols. In that study, the significantly increased risk of infection to residents on higher floors of a building that was home to an infected individual indicated to the researchers a pattern of infection consistent with a rising plume of contaminated warm air."

The risk of spread (by aerosol droplets) is not low enough to not matter. https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-can-spread-as-an-aerosol.html - "It's now clear that aerosol risks are not negligible for everyday people, particularly in poorly-ventilated indoor areas," Morris wrote in a tweet posted March 31. That said, hospital settings still carry a "particularly elevated risk for aerosol transmission" of SARS-CoV-2, he noted.

Aerosol transmission of coronavirus can greatly exceed the current social distancing guideline of 6 feet by more than double. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-exhaled-aerosols-coronavirus-feetand-virus.html - "And what about the air people breathe? The closer to an infected patient, the more likely an air sample was to come up positive, Guo's group said. "Virus-laden aerosols were mainly concentrated near and downstream from the patients," the team reported. But tiny airborne aerosols could travel farther than the 6 feet now recommended in most social distancing advisories. In fact, "the maximum transmission distance of [coronavirus] aerosol might be 4 meters (13 feet)," Guo's group reported."

The virus can, in fact, survive floating around in the air: https://bgr.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-update-how-long-does-it-survive-on-surfaces-and-in-air/ - "The virus that causes the COVID-19 disease can survive for up to three hours in the air, and up to three days on certain surfaces."

Ignoring the entire mask effectiveness debate, the disease's death rate has been consistently collapsing since April 21 and the death rate per capita is so low that the variance is almost indistinguishable from statistical noise, and increases in cases fail to correlate to more deaths in any way: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ - New daily deaths in the United States from novel coronavirus: Apr 21 avg = 2,255; Jul 3 avg = 558. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/north-carolina/ - New daily deaths in North Carolina from novel coronavirus: only 7 days where the rolling average exceeds 20 daily deaths, with the latest rolling average dropping to 10 as of this writing...in a state of 10 million people with 94,000 deaths per year or 257.5 daily deaths on average prior to coronavirus.

Masks can't save lives that won't end in the first place.

THIS IS NOT A VIDEO ABOUT POLITICS. Parler was careless with their user security, and inexcusably so. Their API opened up all kinds of stuff to the public, including deleted posts, and they didn't even strip EXIF metadata from the images. Embarrassing and intolerable.

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This video is not about politics, it's about bad security. If proper security protocols were followed (full-disk encryption + strong passwords) then Nancy Pelosi's stolen laptop is effectively a brick to whoever stole it...so why is Nancy Pelosi freaking out over the theft? Some have speculated about what might be on it, but I think the real issue is that it (probably) wasn't properly secured.

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Copying is not theft. Copying a style is not theft. Those who claim that their culture is being stolen are actually saying that they have no value beyond their use of a style choice, and to demand that exclusivity under threat of adverse action and even violence is absolutely unacceptable. Do not allow people to bully you with the lie that is "cultural appropriation."

SFSU: employee Bonita Tindle assaults white student for having dreadlocks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlQ4H0Kdg8

Aba & Preach discuss the SFSU incident and the cultural appropriation nonsense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrAOWURvU98

Cultural appropriation is really cultural appreciation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzG7JaU6iOs

The "Copying Is Not Theft" song video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeTybKL1pM4

That Japanese Man Yuta: Japanese React to 'Weeaboo Cringe Compilation': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiNBs18k5_M

Japan REJECTS "Cultural Appropriation" Theory: Here's Why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYFDquiBU3A

Go to 3:25 for a laugh.

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Tim Pool thinks that him paying taxes gives him entitlement to equal accommodation. That is NOT how it works. ALSO, TO BE CLEAR: this is not arguing against civil rights protections, only against Tim Pool's bizarre, unsupported legal view on why they exist. As for how I know businesses pay more taxes, I have run an S-corporation, an LLC, and a sole proprietorship, and I've discussed the tax implications of each structure in depth with two different accountants. I can't condense that into a video description, but the bottom line is that between corporate taxes and payroll taxes, businesses ALWAYS pay more taxes than any of their employees do, even if they only have a single employee and non-payroll ownership.

Yes, I know the lighting is bad, my snaggletooth is obvious, my shirt is inside-out, and the video takes a few minutes to really get to some good arguments. It's been a real Monday here, so cut me some slack.

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It can be a pain to get the motherboard out of these iMacs, and there are a lot of little quirks in how they're constructed. I offer some advice on how to handle working on them.

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What does the "S" in "S Mode" stand for? I have some proposals.

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...fart

Best feature 2020.

You lose a good chunk of your field of view in video mode with the front-facing camera.

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BOOM! In Greensboro near the airport.

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I officially hate the hinge design of the Lenovo ThinkPad G560. Hate hate hate. This was a horrible repair. Screw ever doing this again.

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This 2013 Hyundai Sonata made nasty CLUNK noises when driving. It turns out that the power steering system uses an electric motor connected to the steering column, and some genius engineer thought it'd be great to put a rubber bushing that falls apart inside the linkage. This video will help you through the arduous task of getting to this bushing and replacing it. Steering columns are very heavy, so be careful if you attempt this alone.

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These cheap HP 15 computers (often bought at Walmart) have modular power jacks that are really annoying to replace. Fortunately, it's not that difficult, just pretty annoying. Suffer with me.

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In which we unnecessarily take apart a brand new HP 15-ef0023dx laptop, install Windows 10 using my proprietary Tritech Service System, and run Handbrake to see how it performs. Spoilers: Handbrake went fast for about 30 seconds, then the frame rate collapsed to 1/3 of what it was when it started. This Ryzen 5 3500U is fast, but not for sustained multi-threaded workloads. Not recommended for high-end gaming or video encoding. Get a gaming laptop with a non-U CPU and proper cooling if you want high CPU performance. For most typical tasks, it's super good though!

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Apparently, appeal to authority is not a fallacy when you appeal to authority. Wait...what?

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I literally glue hinge mounts back together. This laptop is non-upgradable, except the wireless adapter is socketed, so that probably could be upgraded (not that you'd ever want to).

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I like to discuss things, but I underestimated how stupid some people really are, so rather than continue to babysit stupid commenters, you've all lost your privileges. Videos locked to private, discussion terminated. No more political videos or discussions on this channel.

This is a week old as of posting, but I forgot to put it up. The WHO has warned that "antibody tests don't equal immunity." That statement is true, but is designed to trick you into thinking these tests don't matter. They matter a lot.

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WATCH AT 720p60 OR HIGHER! This is the fifth in a series of driving time lapse videos. I realized that these could get rather boring since I'm driving the same drives in many of them, so this time, I've spiced it up with an edge detection effect. It makes me think of the psychedelic cartoons from the 1970s.

These are shot with a Sony HDR-AZ1 action camera on a suction cup mount and then sped up (with frame blending!) in editing. I hope you enjoy it. Tell me your favorite timestamp in the comments!

The music used is a slowed-down version of "Psychedelic Crater" by Kevin MacLeod, a public domain song available on FreePD: https://freepd.com/Page2/

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I'm a one-man filmmaker that also fixes computers and does generally wacky things.

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