Moose Nugget Radio
Saturday, May 21, 2022
This week on the podcast Justin and I talk about the mass shooter in Buffalo, Great Replacement Theory, Fox News trying to blame video games for the shooting, and we finish off talking about AEW Dynamite.
Monday, May 16, 2022
I'm on the road to 1000 elo and I got a lot closer after today's arena.
Sunday, May 15, 2022
I was reading the new Arctic Sounder and on page 3 there’s an article on using reflective beads on the ice to deflect more heat from The Sun. There is concern if these glass beads would be good for the environment, so the team has said if this stuff is harmful to phytoplankton they’ll just shut the project down.
This is only an attempt to slow down climate devastation, we should be taking far aggressive actions to combat it. Imagine if The United States spent the money to redesign their cities and build a high-speed rail network around the country. Anything you need should be within walking distance from where you live. People should control the streets instead of vehicles.
The point is while projects like this are interesting and is done with good intentions, this isn’t going to solve anything. I really don’t know when America is going to get out of late-stage capitalism, if it ever will. I don’t know if we’ll ever get true Communism either, sadly authoritarians have led people to believe that whenever the government does anything that it’s Communism. Unions have been making gains in this country, but I don’t see workers becoming class conscious.
This reminds me of that thing Mr. Beast is doing, helping get garbage out of the ocean for views on YouTube. Yeah, sure that’s nice, I guess. But the reality is this cleanup is going to last 3 years, and the amount of garbage being removed will amount to what is dumped into the ocean in 15 hours. It’s still a nice gesture but it doesn't accomplish anything. We need systematic changes, because they system right now produces too much waste. Our system of Crony Capitalism incentivizes waste, things that have lasted for years/decades before are now outdated in a few years.
Cell phones are a great example. Products like that are made to become obsolete in several years, with updates that make them run slower, and use more battery power. Not only that but Apple has made changes to make their old power cords obsolete. Is it necessary to make people buy new cords for their phones? And how many cases are there for a specific phone that won’t be used in a few years?
On page 4 of The Arctic Sounder there’s an opinion piece about an upcoming event called The Just Transition Summit. And the writer is certainly right that The State of Alaska has been heavily dependent on polluting revenue streams. As long as well have a state legislature that is bought by the oil industry we’ll never move forward.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
This week On Top of The World Justin and I discuss cryptocurrency, Square Enix selling Tomb Raider so they can go all in on NFTs, and the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned.
Monday, May 9, 2022
When Black played b4 Stockfish is telling me that I shouldn't even care about the knight and just put my rook on the semi open file. I don't know if I'm ever going to be a good enough player to want to do moves like that. I'm not finding the fastest way to checkmate either, but I won the game with Black resigning because I was up so much material.
Sunday, May 8, 2022
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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
I entered the Chess arena after studying some endgames.
Monday, May 2, 2022
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
I look over conservative’s reaction to Elon Musk buying Twitter and I fail to understand why they are excited. Elon says he wants a platform that prioritizes free speech without any kind of track record at all. We’ve seen this before with Donald Trump, who promised big things like Mexico paying for a wall. Despite that never happening a lot of them came back in 2020 to vote for him.
Elon Musk is buying Twitter.— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) April 25, 2022
CNN+ is shutting down.
Disney is being reined in.
It's a bad time to be woke.
I don’t know what changes are going to happen to Twitter now that Elon is going to be in charge. I like Twitter so I hope we’re just going to see small changes that improves the program. But I’m also open to the possibility that Musk could ruin the platform. I’m not going to delete my account like many others have done, I’m going to see where this all goes.
Just because Musk is a real-life Richie Rich, who just bought him a new toy, doesn’t mean Twitter is going to be better for it. Musk has had several failures before, from his stupid underground street to his attempts to but computer chips on monkey brains. Conservatives are looking for some kind of savior, but I don’t think the second coming of Jesus is going to be a billionaire.
Elon Musk isn’t like you and me. For several years he got to pay nothing in taxes while getting government funding for his vanity projects. Right now, I’m just imagining what I could have bought if for a couple of years, I just got to pay nothing in taxes.
Elon Musk, who just bought Twitter for $44 billion, paid $0 in federal income taxes in 2018, and between 2014 and 2018 had a true tax rate of 3.27%.— Working Families Party 🐺 (@WorkingFamilies) April 25, 2022
And Musk isn’t a genius either… perhaps if I really need to say he’s one I guess he’s a genius at doing pump and dump schemes. He’s found success doing what he’s doing here, found someone else’s work and bought it. He didn’t write the code for Pay Pal, someone else did that and he bought it. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing but I’m not going to just pretend in my mind he’s got some cartoonish intellect like Tony Stark from Iron Man.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Since the first wave release of Mario Kart 8's new DLC I've gotten back into playing the near decade old game. I know plenty complained that there hasn't been a new addition to the series outside the mobile gotcha game, but we should remember the game originally released on The Wii U, a console that was a failure for Nintendo. On The Wii U the game was able to sell 8 million copies, while on The Switch the game has sold over 43 million copies. So, there was certainly room for this game's community to grow even years after its release date. Instead of giving us a new title with barely any improvements, or worse less content, it's a breath of fresh air that instead that our older titles get new exciting content.
Paris Promenade is a wonderful track that has you racing along monuments like The Eiffel Tower and The Arc de Triomphe. Shortcuts are hidden and items are needed to get through them. This map probably has the largest piranha plant I've ever seen in this game, looking to snatch players that get too close. This track also changes on the third lap, having you drive through the course in the reverse direction!
Toad's Circuit is probably the most basic of the game and is my least favorite from the first wave of new DLC. There are shortcuts that you can't miss before the finish line.
Choco Moutain is the track that I was looking forward to playing the most out of these and it doesn't disappoint. This track is certainly one of the more dangerous levels, with boulders rolling off the mountain onto the racers. Not only that but you have bats to dodge while making your way through a cave before making a large jump. And the track ends with several large bumps that may help you get past a few players who haven't done tricks to boost their way to the finish.
Coconut Mall is a fan favorite from The Wii and is a greatly welcomed addition. Just like in a real mall this one has several escalators, and this game allows you to follow your childhood dreams of trying to go up the one that's going down. That's not what you want to be doing though if your plan is to win this race. Along with some really tight turns there's fountains and trees you can use to do tricks and gain an extra boost. There's a jump from the mall to the parking lot where you have to avoid parked cars before reaching the finish line. This is certainly a go to track in online races.
Tokyo Blur has you racing through the largest city in The World. Just like real life when you're driving around in a city you run into some nonsense, but instead of construction there's thwomps in the middle of the road! You gotta be ready for whatever this game is going to throw at you, from blue shells to tracks that change between laps.
Shroom Ridge gives you the challenge of trying to race in traffic. With the tight roads I find this track more difficult than Toad's Turnpike but it gives you a chance with it's ramp that's hidden out on a field.
Sky Garden has you racing in the clouds and this map favors those who can use boosts to get through this track's shortcuts.
Ninja Hideaway is a track with several secrets for you to find. There's several things coming at you to slip you up, like spikes coming from the ceiling or bananas that appear before the jump in the course. I normally have trouble with the extremely sharp turns, bumping into walls or even flying off the track.
I'm having fun playing all of these tracks and I certainly look forward to when Wave 2 comes. Of all the kart racing games that comes out Mario still comes on top as king, even with a game that game out in 2012. If you own a Nintendo Switch this game is certainly a must own title and you should check out the new content coming out.