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  The Forgotten Muse
Posted by: LoopyPanda - 12-10-2017, 10:35 PM - Forum: The Modern INKers - No Replies

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. . . INPUT PASSCODE:
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. . . ACCESS GRANTED
. . . EXTRACTING FILES TO ARCHIVAL DATABASE

FILE INFORMATION:
. . . ORIGINALLY WRITTEN: 2051

. . . LAST EDITED: Unknown

ARCHIVIST NOTES : I did not write these entries. These are the only entries I can access, the rest of the drive is just full of spreadsheets and nothing but development notes that look like chickenscratch to me. I collected a few more portable drives that have more documents, but require me to use different passwords that were scribbled down on paper from long ago. Once I manage to access them through the old archival tools, I will add to this section of the database.

-VICTOR

























It's a short story, written as a challenge to write something under 2,000 words, with a writing prompt! Maybe I'll write more on this if I get the time to work on it, haha.

Basically the prompt asked me to write something about a mad scientist. I didn't want to write a literally mad scientist, so I went with something that would make somebody think it's mad or impossible to do! Does have a bit of some retro sci-fi feels to it, but not really. And I went with a different style of first-person narration! A diary entry series, but as if it were found inside some old floppy disk you picked up while cleaning out an old decrepit lab or something.

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoyed it!

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  God-Tier Video Game Music
Posted by: ShineCero - 12-09-2017, 07:32 PM - Forum: Arcade - Replies (6)

Alright folks, post some quality, god-tier music in here!

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  Cops Force Teen To Masturbate
Posted by: ShineCero - 12-09-2017, 06:54 PM - Forum: The Boogaloo Donut - No Replies

Quote:I cannot imagine what it must be like as an appellate court judge to have to write these words (h/t Brad Heath):

Quote:Construing the facts in the light most favorable to [Trey] Sims, a reasonable police officer would have known that attempting to obtain a photograph of a minor child’s erect penis, by ordering the child to masturbate in the presence of others, would unlawfully invade the child’s right of privacy under the Fourth Amendment.

I don't know which is sadder: the fact that this case -- the absolute nadir (so far!) of stupid teen sexting prosecutions -- even exists or that the lower court somehow found in favor of the officer (now deceased) being sued.

A cop engaged in the act of producing child pornography by attempting to force a teen to arouse himself while surrounded by police officers supposedly for the purpose of matching the teen's erect penis to photos the cop already had in his possession as part of a sexting "investigation." The officer was told by prosecutors to do this, which shows the twisted logic of this abhorrent request didn't spring entirely from the mind of Detective David Abbott. He, however, did not turn down the prosecution's request. The prosecutor who ordered this "production" of evidence was Claiborne Richardson. Unfortunately, he has the sort of immunity cops like Abbott can only wish they had: absolute immunity. Richardson walks away from this with little more than reputational damage.

There's a judge out there somewhere with their name scrawled across a granted warrant request ordering a teenager to produce an erection for cops. Actually, there's two of them, though both go unnamed in the decision [PDF]. (Oral arguments are embedded at the bottom of the post.) From the dissent's[!] footnote:

Quote:On this record, search warrants were issued on June 3, 2014, and again on July 1, 2014, by two different magistrates. See Supp. J.A. 72, 76. The June warrant was the only one executed. In executing the June warrant, Abbott was unable to obtain some of the photos being sought. Because the prosecutor and the detective agreed that additional photos were necessary, Abbott was directed to seek the July warrant. That warrant was never executed and was voided.

And there's the judge who heard the prosecution's request to get this warrant and said that was fine. That judge's name is Jan Roltsch-Anoll. All of these justice system components worked together to put a teen in a room full of cops with the instructions to masturbate so a detective could take photos.

Abbott's representation was willing to take a chance on seeing the lower court's awful immunity decision upheld, despite there being nothing remotely sane -- much less Fourth Amendment-compliant -- about law enforcement's actions. Detective Abbott's survivors continue his fight for him as Abbott killed himself in late 2015 as police tried to arrest him for allegedly molesting two teens he met coaching youth hockey. (Make of that what you will.)

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals finds nothing at all to like about Abbott's pleas for qualified immunity.

Quote:Abbott’s search directed at forcing Sims to achieve an erection intruded “upon an area in which our society recognizes a significantly heightened privacy interest.” See Winston v. Lee, 470 U.S. 753, 767 (1985). Requiring Sims to masturbate in the presence of others, like searches involving physical penetration of genitalia, constituted “the ultimate invasion of personal dignity.” Amaechi, 237 F.3d at 363-64; see also King, 825 F.3d at 215.

Moreover, we observe that this sexually intrusive search was rendered more egregious by being conducted in a manner that would instill fear in Sims. See Edwards, 666 F.3d at 884-85. Here, Sims alleged that he was “surrounded” by three armed officers as he questioned whether he was required to submit to Abbott’s orders. Upon Abbott’s insistence, Sims ultimately attempted to comply. Sims further alleged that the search caused him to suffer emotional harm. Winston, 470 U.S. at 761-63 (explaining that intrusions without risk of physical harm nonetheless damage the individual’s sense of personal privacy and security). Accordingly, both the outrageous scope of the sexually intrusive search and the intimidating manner in which the search was conducted weigh strongly against any finding that the search was reasonable.

Nothing.

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  BGL Awards Accomplishments
Posted by: ShineCero - 12-07-2017, 10:03 PM - Forum: Boogaloo News - No Replies

BGL Awards

If you found out that you completed a certain requirement for an award, you can request such award. Big Grin

Make sure you actually fulfilled this requirement!

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  US Senate passes sweeping tax overhaul bill
Posted by: ShineCero - 12-02-2017, 12:27 AM - Forum: The Boogaloo Donut - No Replies

Quote:US senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill, paving the way for Donald Trump's first big legislative victory.

The final bill was passed 51 to 49 in favour, following a series of amendments in a marathon session.

The plan sees a sharp cut in corporation tax, but a Senate committee finding said it would add $1tn (£742bn) to the budget deficit.

President Trump wants the measures - the biggest US tax overhaul since the 1980s - enacted by the end of the year.

The Senate must now merge its legislation with that passed last month by the House of Representatives.

The reconciled bill will then be sent to the president's desk for his signature to be enacted into law.

Democrats complained that the bill would benefit only the wealthy and big business, as well as adding to the US deficit. However, they were unable to muster enough votes to stop it. Senate Republicans have a 52-48 majority.

"This bill directs the lion's share of its benefits to those at the very top, the already wealthy and the already powerful," said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

He warned that the measures would endanger social security and medical provision.

Republican legislative success at last
Analysis: Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington

The US Senate, a seemingly insurmountable roadblock for the Republican agenda for much of this year, has at last given its assent to a major piece of legislation.

Perhaps not surprisingly, sweeping tax cuts - always beloved by conservatives - is what finally brought the party together and gave President Donald Trump the opportunity to claim a landmark legislative achievement.

It wasn't always pretty. Senate negotiators were handwriting amendments to the massive bill practically up until the final votes were taken. Deals within deals were cut to satisfy recalcitrant legislators. Democrats howled at the permanent cuts provided to corporations, while middle-class taxpayer benefits had sunset clauses.

In the end, however, a combination of hope and fear were enough to drag a slim majority into the yes column. The hope is that a booming economy will give Republicans a chance to run on their tax policy when they stand before voters next November. The fear was that yet another failure would have led to a revolt among the party's big donors and traditional business constituencies.

The House and Senate must now smooth out differences in their bills and vote on the compromise. It's not the end of the race, but the finish line is in sight.

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Heart The Huggy Hospital
Posted by: LoopyPanda - 11-27-2017, 03:12 PM - Forum: Omni-Tales - Replies (19)

Welcome to the Huggy Hospital!
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Here is where you can get all your Boo-boos fixed up! Unlike that failure of a clinic called Weenie Hut General.

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Treating patients with love and cuteness since [redacted]! We treat most any ailment, including:
  • Cooties
  • Paper cuts
  • Boo-Boos
  • Achy Head
  • The Suds
  • Coughs n' Sneezes
  • Runny nose
  • Fevers n' Chills
  • The bubble-cups

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For more serious cases that even our cuteness cannot cure, we have no choice but to refer you to a more... "specialized" hospital...
You can also go there for quick and cheap treatment, but some say nobody ever comes out...

But if your emergency is not so serious, our staff of Panda Nurses will happily nurse you back to full health!
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Time to take your medicine!

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  Bob Ross: Donut Steel Event (Concluded)
Posted by: ShineCero - 11-27-2017, 02:12 AM - Forum: Artist Gallery - Replies (14)

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Bob Ross Event: Donut Steel

The Bob Ross Competition is intended to draw out the maximum potential of artists of all media. Exclusive to the Art Garden section, any artists, whether you do traditional, painting, digital, etc., is able to jump into Bob Ross Competition series and showcase their artwork, win cool awards, badges, along with exploring out of your artistic comfort zone. Each Bob Ross Competition differs from one another with their own set of rules and tasks, designed to add variety, generate consistent interests and bring in new dynamics. Thus, you will be able to participate in different kinds of competition that suits your needs or if you’re feeling you want to test your skill, join a competition to push you to the utmost limit. 

Each Competition will not be decided by polling from members. Instead, the winner will be decided by two-three anonymous volunteers who will not participate in the competition. They will be able to provide any comments or feedback (provided by the administrator) along with their votes of the best artwork as followed by the rules of the competition.

Donut Steel Event focuses on Original Characters created by various artists. For the purpose of this event, it will focus on Original Characters members of the forum had created. Artists are now challenged to pick one character from a selection of Original Characters provided below and draw them in your style while staying true to the original design. Are you capable of turning members' OCs into stunning artwork!?  

Donut Steel Event will begin on Thursday, November 30th at 10:00 AM and ends Saturday, December 30th at 12:00 AM PDT. You MUST provide your own original content. In other words, do not steal artwork from other artists, recolors are not considered artwork and make sure they are safe-for-work. Please USE IMGUR when posting your artwork.

Rules
  • There will be a maximum list of 10 OCs you can pick. You can only pick ONE.
  • You can submit an Original Character (if it below 10 OCs) before the 29th 12:00 AM PDT. However, you cannot pick your own OC.
  • When picking an OC, you MUST send a PM to LoopyPanda. It will be first come, first serve basis, and once an OC has been claimed, LoopyPanda can cross out the OC from the list.
  • You can use any medium in arts for this competition. 
Awards for Donut Steel Event
  • Artist Badge: Participation in the Bob Ross Competition!
  • OC Master: For winning the Donut Steel Event!
  • Michelangelo Badge: Win Bob Ross Regular Competition!
  • Mioi Badge: Win Bob Ross Regular Competition 2 times!
  • Da Vinci Badge: Win Bob Ross Regular Competition 3 times!
  • Bob Ross Award: Win 6 Bob Ross Competition (3 Regulars and 3 Special Events)

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  Bob Ross Competition Series
Posted by: ShineCero - 11-26-2017, 12:13 PM - Forum: Artist Gallery - No Replies

The Bob Ross Competition is intended to draw out the maximum potential of artists of all media. Exclusive to the Art Garden section, any artists, whether you do traditional, painting, digital, etc., is able to jump into Bob Ross Competition series and showcase their artwork, win cool awards, badges, along with exploring out of your artistic comfort zone. Each Bob Ross Competition differs from one another with their own set of rules and tasks, designed to add variety, generate consistent interests and bring in new dynamics. Thus, you will be able to participate in different kinds of competition that suits your needs or if you’re feeling you want to test your skill, join a competition to push you to the utmost limit. 

Each Competition will not be decided by polling from members. Instead, the winner will be decided by two-three anonymous people who did not participate in the competition. They will be able to provide any comments or feedback (provided by the administrator) along with their votes of the best artwork as follow by the rules of the competition.

Each Bob Ross Competition will always begin on a Thursday, start at 10:00 AM and ends within 30 days (4 weeks), landing on a Saturday at 12:00 AM PDT. You MUST provide your own original content. In other words, do not steal artwork from other artists, recolors are not considered artwork and make sure they are safe-for-work. Please USE IMGUR when posting your artwork. Below is the common Bob Ross Competition that will appear throughout the year. This does not include all the special Bob Ross Competition, only the recurring ones.

Bob Ross Regular Competition

Bob Ross Events Recurring Competition: Events that have a specific theme. 

  • Donut Steel Event
  • Graphic Designer Event
  • Media Event
  • Waifu Wars Event
  • Husbando Wars Event
And much more!

By participating and/or winning a Bob Ross Competition, you will be awarded these prizes. Some Bob Ross Competition have other unique prizes from time to time. Awards are based on your achievements in the Bob Ross Competition Series (Special Badges are not included).
  • Artist Badge: Participation in the Bob Ross Competition!
  • Michelangelo Badge: Win Bob Ross Regular Competition!
  • Mioi Badge: Win Bob Ross Regular Competition 2 times!
  • Da Vinci Badge: Win Bob Ross Regular Competition 3 times!
  • Bob Ross Award: Win 6 Bob Ross Competition (3 Regulars and 3 Special Events)

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  Rurouni Kenshin Creator Charged With Possessing Child Pornography
Posted by: ShineCero - 11-22-2017, 10:17 AM - Forum: Akiba Central - Replies (4)

Quote:Nobuhiro Watsuki, the creator of the hit manga Rurouni Kenshin, has been charged with possession of child pornography.

According to the investigators discovered several DVDs that showed nude under-15-year-old girls at Watsuki’s Tokyo office. Similar DVDs were also reportedly found at his house. 

Yomiuri Shimbun adds that in another child pornography case, suspicions that Watsuki had purchased illicit DVDs featuring underage girls surfaced. 

Watsuki is quoted as telling authorities, “I liked girls from the upper grades of elementary school to around the second year of junior high school.”

Debuting in 1994, Rurouni Kenshin has sold over 70 million copies and went on to spawn a hit anime and several live-action films.

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  The FCC has unveiled its plan to repeal its net neutrality rules
Posted by: ShineCero - 11-21-2017, 01:39 PM - Forum: The Boogaloo Donut - Replies (12)

Quote:Federal regulators announced a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use, and at what cost.

The move sets the stage for a crucial vote next month at the Federal Communications Commission that could reshape the entire digital ecosystem. The FCC’s Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, has made undoing the government's net neutrality rules one of his top priorities, and Tuesday's move hands a win to broadband companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.

Pai is taking aim at regulations that were approved two years ago under a Democratic presidency and that sought to make sure all Internet content, whether from big or small companies, would be treated equally by Internet providers.

The decision will be put to a vote at the agency's Dec. 14 meeting in Washington. It is expected to pass, with Republicans controlling three of the commission's five seats.

In a news release, Pai said his proposal would prevent the government from “micromanaging the Internet.” Under the new rules, he said, the FCC would “simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices.” For example, if a provider chose to block or slow certain websites, or gave preferable treatment to sites and content that it owned or had partnerships with, that provider would have to inform consumers of its policy on an easily accessible website.

Violations of the transparency rule could lead to fines by the FCC, said senior agency officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter more freely.


The proposal also would shift some enforcement responsibility to the Federal Trade Commission, which can sue companies for violating the commitments or statements they have made to the public. Under Pai's plan, a broadband company under investigation could be penalized by one agency or the other, but not both.

Relying more heavily on Internet providers' promises on net neutrality is a departure from the current rules, which lay out clear bans against selectively blocking or slowing websites, as well as speeding up websites that agree to pay the providers a fee.

Lifting the rules will allow Internet providers to experiment with new ways to make money. In recent years, some broadband companies, such as AT&T, have tried offering discounts on Internet service to Americans so long as they agree to let the company monitor their Web browsing history, for example. Other companies, such as Verizon, have exempted their own proprietary apps from mobile data limits in a bid to drive user engagement. The practice, known as zero-rating, was criticized by the previous FCC as a potential violation of net neutrality principles, but Pai rescinded his predecessor's findings upon taking office.


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