Twitter Good Instagram Bad?

Twitter Good Instagram Bad?

So Elon Musk believes Instagram Bad Twitter Good? It almost sounds like a meme from back in the Napster days of Metallica saying “Napster BAD” over and over. What is funny is Musk used to say that ALL social media was bad (circa 2018) and no Twitter is OK. I wonder why that is?

Originally posted by Business Insider:

Instagram Bad Twitter Good?Twitter’s CEO, Elon Musk, says Instagram makes people depressed and Twitter makes them angry.

On Sunday, Musk asked his Twitter followers which platform was better, tweeting: “Instagram makes people depressed & Twitter makes people angry. Which is better?”

One Twitter account replied that Twitter doesn’t make them angry but makes them laugh. Musk responded by saying he does laugh a lot on Twitter.

Musk has expressed his reservations about Instagram before.

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Here are a few of his points:

  • People make themselves appear better or happier than they actually are
  • People think they are not as happy as the people they see on IG
  • Elon Musk wonders if people should be using social media as much as they are or at all.

I think some of the points made above have some merit but overall I don’t think that Instagram is the only social media that is allowing people to make themselves look better and happier than they already are and I don’t believe that Twitter is any better than any other social media. Twitter does not have the visual aspect that IG has but on the same point, Twitter has its own set of problems.

One thing I will agree with is that people should probably use social media less. Instead of spending time on social media, go and read a blog, visit a good website. Read This Geeks World daily.

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1970s Console Display Lamps

1970s Console Display Lamps

There is no replacement for vintage 1970s Console Display Lamps. There is a reason for that, they are vintage and no one is making them anymore. If you are going steampunk or cosplaying as your favorite robot from the 70s or 80s, there is no other way than to source these from somewhere that has the real thing. These are assorted bulbs from the 1970s that came off mainframes. modern computers don’t use these anymore, of course, but there are still reasons why you might need a handful of these laying around.

Click here to buy 1970s Console Display Lamps

1970s Console Display Lamps

From Zenon Kraft:
Genuine 1970’s IBM System 370 mainframe computer display lamps with display tag and gift box. Great gift for geek, techie, engineer, computer history buff, IBMer.

Removed from working equipment decades ago after it was sold for recycling. You get 5 lamps with card and gift box. Colors are random, mostly white, but you will receive at least 2 different colors.

Display props are NOT included, such as ruler, silver dollar, old photos.

Genuine, used, 50 year old, recycled computer equipment. Not guaranteed to work in your System 370.

Reviews:

  • Exactly as advertised: these bulbs are beautiful and in good shape. Wonderful piece of computing history.
  • Just as described. Thank you. I wonder what voltage they operate on?
  • Very nice. I like them!
Underrated Female Superheroes

Underrated Female Superheroes

Collider put out a great list of Underrated Female Superheroes. It is sad that it has taken society and pop-culture this long to realize that Superheroes can come in any gender and it really doesn’t matter. We always had Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman is great but there was also this thin line of other characters that never really got their due. Collider’s article is tight and well worth the read. Below I have included their list with some thoughts of my own.

Underrated Female SuperheroesOriginally from Collider:

Give these ladies a spotlight?

It’s 2023, and female superhero characters are still working on earning the respect they deserve. There are so many male superheroes out there — it’s honestly hard to keep track. While they are great, it is time for women to take the spotlight.

Whether they can swing a giant magical mace like Hawkgirl or fight crime inside and outside of court like She-Hulk, these badass female characters deserve their chance to shine.

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Here is their list of Underrated Female Superheroes:

  1. Starfire – Always have loved this character from her start back in the day with the Teen Titans. Really dig the fact that they have started, in more recent times, to flesh out her character more and make her back story even more interesting.
  2. She-Hulk – She-Hulk has always been one of my favorites. Loved the TV show ( I know I am in the minority) and she rocks on the comic book page and always has. She probably would have been my number-one pick.
  3. Susan Storm – I guess Invisible Woman is on here because the FF hasn’t been in any of the main MCU movies yet but there have been several renditions of this character and they were all pretty good.
  4. Vixen – This is a DC character that I am not that familiar with. Apparently, she is Manimal (points if you get that reference).
  5. Gamora – Long one of the biggest badasses in the sci-fi side of the Marvel Universe, seeing her pop up in the Guardians movies and more was a blast. Zoe Saldana did such a good job playing the role.
  6. Zealot – I hate that Collider pegs her as a DC character. I know that she is now but come on! She was in Wildcats and had her own title in Image. I would love to see WIldcats get a big-screen adaptation.
  7. Hawkgirl – Another DC character that is very cool and deserves a lot more screen time. I think a Hawkgirl Hawkman series or movie would be interesting and very “pretty.” Maybe now that there is someone good at the top of the chain at DC we might get better movies.
  8. Valkyrie – I love every version of this character. Whether we are looking at old school blonde-haired, blue-eyed Valkyrie or Tessa Thompson playing the role in the MCU, Valkyrie has a unique backstory and is an amazing warrior.
  9. Raven – Super powerful, goth-like, daughter of a demon, telekinetic, oh and she can time travel. What more do you want?
  10. Black Canary – My biggest exposure to this character is in the movie Birds of Prey from 2020. In that movie, she was played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell. I dug the character and thought that she brought a lot to the table. I would watch more movies with that character in it.
Micro Smoke Machine

Micro Smoke Machine

I didn’t know that a Micro Smoke Machine existed. At least I didn’t know that I could buy one on Etsy. Now, I don’t really have a need for this but I for sure have a WANT for this. Can you imagine having a Halloween costume that would look really good with smoke coming off it it and actually being able to pull that off?!?

Click here to buy this on Etsy.

From WaynesWorkshopStudio on Etsy:
Micro smoke machine PRO for a wide range of cosplay , costume , tabletop , photography and many other projects!
Includes:
Complete Costronica Pocket Smoke PRO.
Quick connect push fitting (to easy connect/disconnect tube).
1 meter of tube to guide smoke to a point of your choosing.
Small bottle filled with smoke juice.
Remote control only! A for toggle, B for momentary.
Powered by a 16340 lithium-ion battery! (not included)
Connector for the LED, if led is purchased. (seperate listing)
Instructional video, available after purchase in your account.

Reviews:

  • This is a wonderful little gadget that worked beautifully for my needs adding remote controlled smoke and lights to my work Halloween costume. Thanks for bringing my jetpack to life!
  • Works perfectly with my ghost trap. Got the LED attachment and it’s so good Im ordering two more colors.
  • I’m completely satisfied! Super fast shipping, perfect seller service! An awesome upgrade for my Ghostbusters ghost trap (smoke and green LED)!
Sometimes Villains are the BEST

Sometimes Villains are the BEST

Sometimes Villains are the BEST - Dr DoomHow many times have you read a comic book and found that you no longer even care about the hero? Sometimes Villains are the BEST! You just want more from the villain. For me, one of those villains was always Sabertooth back in the early 90s. Whenever he popped up, things were going to go sideways in a quick and violent way. Below is the original article from CBR and then the list of their villains with a little about them (if I know them).

Originally from CBR.com:

Marvel has given readers amazing stories over the years, starring their bountiful roster of heroes and villains. For many readers, the heroes are the biggest draw, and the stories are built around them. However, that’s not always the case. Many stories are lauded for their focus on the villain, as the antagonist takes the cake as the best character in the book.

Villains are a key ingredient to every story, and some stories take advantage of them more than others. Villains like Thanos and Doctor Doom become the stars of the show, moving events along and getting the best bits of the story. Without them, these comics wouldn’t be as interesting.

A.X.E. Judgment Day shook Marvel up, becoming the best Marvel event in ages. Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Valerio Schiti gave readers an action-packed story, expanding the conflict beyond the initial war between mutants and Eternals to a battle for humanity. While the book starred members of the Avengers, X-Men, and Eternals, the best character was far and away the Progenitor.

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Sometimes Villains are the BEST - ThanosHere is the List:

  1. Doctor Doom – This one has always been one of my favorites and he was a bad guy for almost every hero at some point or another. He would even drop in the screw with Spider-Man from time to time. Anytime Dr Doom was on a page or in a panel that is where my attention went.
  2. Thanos – Even before Josh Brolin took him to the big screen, Thanos was one of the major baddies in Marvel comics. Add to that his intentions and his self-involved altruism and you have a villain that is going to steal the scene each and every time.
  3. Moria MacTaggert – Moria works as a hero or as a villain. Heck, she even works as a sidekick or a main character.
  4. Magneto – Magneto has swapped sides, backgrounds, identities, children, and… everything so many times it is hard to keep track of. Mags as a villain thought is the preferred way to deal with him. A vicious bad guy whose goal is to help mutants while destroying or at least subjugating humankind.
  5. Galactus and Silver Surfer – Galactus always left me a little bored. Anything body that big and powerful, who needs a set of intergalactic hype-men to herald him… a little boring.
  6. Sabretooth – See above. Sabretooth would be number 2 on my list. Not the strongest villain in this list but certainly one of the ones that was always a blast to read and follow.
  7. Mister Sinister – I think Sinister should be higher on the list. His ability to pop up anywhere and everywhere and to end up at the top of the story arc every time is almost second to none. Add to that, that he has one of the coolest looks in comics and he is a winner. Question: are you pro Sinister goatee?
  8. Cassandra Nova – I know enough about Cassandra Nova to do a little research and the bits I read… yeah she was a good villain for sure.
  9. Doctor Midas – No clue on this one.
  10. A.X.E. – I have no idea who this one is. Obviously from the time after I stopped reading on the reg.