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by tr0g
08 May 2019, 10:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2964
Views: 140036

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

So, I need (for stupid reasons I'm not getting into) to install linux on an old box. I need a graphical interface, a VPN and a web browser. What's my best bet for a distro in terms of least fuss/muss? When setup, it will be used by the borderline technically illiterate.
by tr0g
08 May 2019, 10:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 909
Views: 46406

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

At any rate math is not "culturally constructed" and even if nothing is "timeless, universal & true" that doesn't mean everything is equally true. There's only few things I'm going to cling to bitterly when it comes to knowable facts about the universe, but the three laws of thermodynamics and most...
by tr0g
07 May 2019, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 488
Views: 28248

Re: Iran (so far away)

John Bolton wants a fucking war with Iran before the moustache recalls him to the mothership. I don’t know what it is, but Bolton is convinced it can be solved by attacking Iran.
by tr0g
07 May 2019, 15:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 909
Views: 46406

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

So, my news feed tells me that Maine has banned styrofoam containers. I’m curious about an unintended consequence. My wife gets some of her medication delivered monthly in a styrofoam cooler with a couple of frozen gel packs. What is the replacement solution if people in Maine don’t have that option...
by tr0g
02 May 2019, 13:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The State is Over! If You Want It
Replies: 26
Views: 656

Re: The State is Over! If You Want It

Sears is amusingly bad at this. If I go look at something on their website logged in, they will come back and email me when it's on sale, say, 2 months later.
by tr0g
02 May 2019, 11:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 490
Views: 24166

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Okay, so Michael Bennet announced today he was in on the donk side for 2020 POTUS. Say it with me now: Who? This brings the count up to what, 21? Here's what I can't figure out, so you smart people maybe have some ideas I don't: what's the con? We all know most of these people are going to flame out...
by tr0g
29 Apr 2019, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 391658

Re: Petty annoyances

Dangerman wrote:
29 Apr 2019, 11:37
I think the actual concern about salt should be the safety record of the salt mine.
Conflict and child labor free salt. I sense a market opportunity for Fair Trade Salt.
by tr0g
23 Apr 2019, 13:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 13536

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Hugh Akston wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 21:05
I'm not sure where season 2 of Sabrina is going, but I am sure that Aunt Hilda is the best character.
The whole bit about the almonds in the cookies had us rolling on the floor.
by tr0g
23 Apr 2019, 13:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1971
Views: 89262

Re: Home $weet Home

Very nice, Warren.
by tr0g
23 Apr 2019, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 334
Views: 23283

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Somebody posted a video pf exploding batteries today. This is a known issue with rechargeable battery tech, and has known solutions. But Tesla just can't seem to figure this out. Everything on the chassis and body side has known solutions, too, but I guess they don't want to hire guys from Detroit t...
by tr0g
04 Mar 2019, 11:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4778
Views: 228041

Re: Food

Had a woman who cooks pretty authentic mexican tell me that white people mexican recipes use a lot more cumin than actual mexican recipes. I will say, the way I learned the flavor profile it's pretty cumin heavy. I'm wondering now if I'm selecting white guy recipes or if she had a regional experien...
by tr0g
03 Mar 2019, 20:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2425
Views: 119796

Re: Twitter!

yeah, as someone else just said, he's wayyyyy better than titania mcg also i hate david burge but i actually did have a meltdown about this earlier (i hate the tweet two tweets after that so much i almost had another one) I laughed because that’s exactly what I do with the laser for material testin...
by tr0g
27 Feb 2019, 12:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 167
Views: 14461

Re: Familiar spirits

There was a promotion at the pet (food) store where they were giving away free marrow bones, and because they remember Dubs from adopting Biggie, they gave him one for each of the dogs. The marrow bones are highly valuable—too valuable. Sam is always worried Biggie is going to take hers. He’s too b...
by tr0g
21 Feb 2019, 15:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 909
Views: 46406

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

Jussie Smollett, according to my new feed, wrote his buddies a check for the attack. You are hilariously bad at committing crimes if you are paying people by check. Did he ask for a receipt, too, do you think?
by tr0g
21 Feb 2019, 10:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4266
Views: 181675

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

GUYS!! THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A SPACE LAWYER AND I AM VERY UPSET AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR NEVER TELLING ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!!!! http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/02/the-case-for-protecting-the-apollo-landing-areas-as-heritage-sites Is that what elite practitioners of bird law gradu...
by tr0g
21 Feb 2019, 10:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6774
Views: 241021

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Vandals try to light a statue of General Lee on fire . Though, unless they are anti-D-Day or the 101st Airborne, it's probably because they were morons. The statue was of General William Lee. Also, further evidence they are idiots is that they tried to set a marble statue on fire. If you heat a mar...
by tr0g
20 Feb 2019, 12:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 909
Views: 46406

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

JD wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 11:48
A side effect of this is that many things are designed to be made but not to be repaired or altered. For example, clothing is made without any seam allowance, so you can't let it out.
Design for manufacture (DFM) is a scourge upon the earth. It is a good, but not the highest or only good.
by tr0g
15 Feb 2019, 10:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2425
Views: 119796

Re: Twitter!

I seem to recall Dave Weigel having a fairly good-looking face (in a "cute and non-threatening so that pre-pubsecent girls are likely to have a crush on him" kind of way). Why the HELL does he insist on that 70s-porn-star hairstyle and mustache? His profile pic on twitter is his disembodied hair an...
by tr0g
14 Feb 2019, 09:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2425
Views: 119796

Re: Twitter!

Dave Weigel blocked me after I called him a disingenuous schmuck. I think I win, because at the end of the day, I’m not Dave Weigel.
by tr0g
21 Jan 2019, 14:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2425
Views: 119796

Re: Twitter!

I’m continuing my annual tradition of posting quotes from other people and tagging them #MLKDay. Today’s guest of honor: Stokely Carmichael.

I really want to do the one about MLK but that might be too obvious.
by tr0g
21 Jan 2019, 10:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 561
Views: 50217

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

I love watching YouTube DIY videos. A large portion of these people are half-competent at best. No matter how bad you feel about your garage/workbench/space, some jackhole has one that looks a thousand times worse and is showing it to the world. Plus, random pet walkthroughs.
by tr0g
09 Jan 2019, 09:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 391658

Re: Petty annoyances

I'm almost convinced someone in my house is eating AAA batteries. We're going through a gonzo pack in less than 6 months.
by tr0g
08 Jan 2019, 19:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 372
Views: 25516

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

I've also had good experience with Geico. GEICO pissed me off years ago when I was in the Army. I had an utterly clean driving record and called them up. "Sorry, we don't insure E4s." Well okay, then, fuck you too. Maybe you should put that in the ads you run all over post. That's really surprising...
by tr0g
08 Jan 2019, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 372
Views: 25516

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

Warren wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 14:46
I've also had good experience with Geico.
GEICO pissed me off years ago when I was in the Army. I had an utterly clean driving record and called them up. "Sorry, we don't insure E4s." Well okay, then, fuck you too. Maybe you should put that in the ads you run all over post.
by tr0g
08 Jan 2019, 12:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6509
Views: 207577

Re: Orange is the new President

I dug up a list (Fake News alert!) from late last year, and a majority of them focus on blocking property of various groups and governments. This implies (to me, anyway) that the blocking of property is something that is difficult/impossible to do under normal legislative or rule making procedures. ...