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by Kwix
15 Jan 2019, 15:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3366
Views: 141096

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Cold snap let up yesterday and it hit above freezing but with no precip. Roads are dry and we are in the mid 20s so I'm happy.
by Kwix
07 Jan 2019, 16:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9437
Views: 353267

Re: Petty annoyances

My new Honda shit the bed. Pretty much every system with a sensor is reporting failure. It still runs and drives. Dealer can't get me in until Tues. Last time I took it in to get the accessories installed it was a nightmare. Fuuuuuuuuuuuu Stupid question, did you accidentally leave a light on? I as...
by Kwix
07 Jan 2019, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9437
Views: 353267

Re: Petty annoyances

My new Honda shit the bed. Pretty much every system with a sensor is reporting failure. It still runs and drives. Dealer can't get me in until Tues. Last time I took it in to get the accessories installed it was a nightmare. Fuuuuuuuuuuuu Stupid question, did you accidentally leave a light on? I as...
by Kwix
07 Jan 2019, 14:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3366
Views: 141096

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Long time coming but we just got our first cold snap of the season!
Woke up to -20F at the homestead this AM. Hell of a change since the unseasonably warm +45 we had 4 days ago.
by Kwix
27 Dec 2018, 17:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 666
Views: 27014

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

JasonL wrote:
27 Dec 2018, 17:37
The sacrifices of american labor meant nothing if you darn your own socks in 2018.
Eh, they shoulda had a better union.
by Kwix
27 Dec 2018, 17:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 666
Views: 27014

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Apropos of what you said Jennifer: Who darns their socks any more? My mother used to do it when I was a kid, but I can now go out and buy a dozen pairs of socks for the value of the time it would take to darn one. My wife darns the socks she's knit. That's it and only because the time investment in...
by Kwix
21 Dec 2018, 16:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 502
Views: 29522

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

So often those cult leaders are described as "charismatic," and man, they just seem like goobers. Remember the Heaven's Gate guy? Koresh? I wouldn't have followed those sons of bitches to the 7-11 if I was jonesing for a goddamn Snickers, but you hear quite often about how charismatic they are. Peo...
by Kwix
21 Dec 2018, 16:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 545
Views: 28378

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

A bit early in the life cycle to see how it plays out but I just picked up an unlocked Moto G6 for <$200 at Amazon. Last season's Moto X4 has better specs for about the same price. So far on the G6 the only annoying thing I've found is that in a marginal reception scenario, with the phone held in la...
by Kwix
19 Dec 2018, 20:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7809
Views: 268434

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Yeah I don't like horror as a genre and I think The Thing is important filmmaking. The upcoming Dark Crystal TV show led me to realize that I'd never seen The Dark Crystal , Labyrinth , or The Neverending Story . I realize I'm a bit of a unicorn in that by Xer standards. And Willow and Legend . I'm...
by Kwix
18 Dec 2018, 17:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 358
Views: 61474

Re: Damn database problems

Getting pounded by bots? I see two registered users and 38!!! guests. Had a "two many connections" error on the first try.
by Kwix
01 Dec 2018, 03:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9437
Views: 353267

Re: Petty annoyances

Hugh Akston wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 19:52
Kwix wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 18:52
Earthquakes that knock breakable shit off the shelves. Been cleaning glass all morning.
Glad you're okay though. Also isn't all your "glass" just technically frozen water?
No, no. Occasionally we freeze other clear things too!
by Kwix
30 Nov 2018, 18:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9437
Views: 353267

Re: Petty annoyances

Earthquakes that knock breakable shit off the shelves. Been cleaning glass all morning.
by Kwix
26 Nov 2018, 21:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 5128

Re: Vote or Die

The Republican majority in the Alaska state house hinges on a single vote. Right now it's a tie, one suspicious ballot and a likely recount in the future lie between the Repub majority and a 50/50 split. Liberty loses either way.
by Kwix
23 Nov 2018, 19:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 132
Views: 3833

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

dead_elvis wrote:
23 Nov 2018, 19:05
Grilled a ribeye steak and had it with a spinach salad and Templeton Rye and refreshing mexican-style lager. Wife is out of town so I finally had a chance to properly binge Rick and Morty season 3 that showed up on Hulu a while ago.
Properly done sir.
by Kwix
23 Nov 2018, 17:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 132
Views: 3833

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

You guys drink WAY above my class. Not to go all VALUE (talkin' bout you JasonL, just sayin') but $25 to $35 will almost never disappoint. You got to wade through the sub $20 stuff to find something amazing. And anything above $35 will probably not taste any better than the $25-$35 line of stuff yo...
by Kwix
23 Nov 2018, 16:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4224
Views: 164224

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

I found the answer to "but who will build muh roads?!" In 1915 a successful San Diego businessman, determined for the city to not be left behind after Los Angeles was selected as the terminus of the Transcontiental Railroad, built a 6 mile long wood plank road across shifting sand dunes to create a ...
by Kwix
21 Nov 2018, 18:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 132
Views: 3833

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

Talked with Dad a couple of weeks back. "We're not doing Thanksgiving this year. Also since your brother will be here in January we'll just do Christmas then." Okay fine. This past Sunday we are doing shopping for Thanksgiving for the two of us. Small turkey, some quince for a cake and some local fi...
by Kwix
21 Nov 2018, 18:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1416
Views: 70605

Re: Pick Your Poisson

JasonL wrote:
21 Nov 2018, 16:54
When literally everyone who doesn't agree with 100% of your views is a nazi, it gets hard man.
^^^^ Fucking Nazi
by Kwix
20 Nov 2018, 16:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 345
Views: 16841

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Jasper wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 13:16
Pass on Leloo Dallas Multi-
Ding!! Thread is done.
by Kwix
20 Nov 2018, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Avenna... Avennatt.. Avenotgoingtoworkhereanymore
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Avenna... Avennatt.. Avenotgoingtoworkhereanymore

Taktix® wrote:
19 Nov 2018, 21:55
Dude, is it just me, or does anyone else think it's strange that apparent sleazeball and Enemy of my Enemy, Michael Avenatti, appears to have several legal issues of his own so suddenly after the midterms?
I think strange would have been just prior to the midterms.
by Kwix
18 Nov 2018, 04:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4651
Views: 202796

Re: Food

Eric the .5b wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 17:33
(Also, while the chicken was nice, the pork ramen is just so much better...)
Getting back to the meat (har, har) of this tangent, tonkotsu is a sublime dish. I've only had it prepared professionally once but it was 1000 times better than anything I could do in my kitchen.
by Kwix
18 Nov 2018, 04:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2298
Views: 110725

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

William Goldman , 87, R.I.P. Goldman was a celebrity screenwriter, one of the earliest in an age when the phrase was still a Hollywood oxymoron; but aside from the work for which he will be best remembered, he was also a dominant force behind the scenes as an uncredited script doctor in, for exampl...
by Kwix
18 Nov 2018, 04:12
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 307
Views: 26606

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

nicole wrote:
16 Nov 2018, 06:32
I was bound to have to spend the night in an airport at some point, right?

Odysseying home today. NYC to Chicago via Miami. But I just boarded!
I'm confused. Chicago in November vs Miami in November. You really wanted to take that second leg?
by Kwix
18 Nov 2018, 04:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2300
Views: 148576

Re: Market Failure!

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by Kwix
15 Nov 2018, 15:39
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Ranked-Choice Voting Flips House Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Ranked-Choice Voting Flips House Seat

Apparently ranked choice voting confuses Militery Loyers.