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by Highway
18 Jun 2019, 13:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1195
Views: 91250

Re: Music for the Masses

If you miss the 80s Jan Hammer and Information Society, this is for you:

by Highway
18 Jun 2019, 09:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2709
Views: 157628

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Can I also just say how much I hate the phrase "luxury yurt"? And yes, I am aware of what a grim commentary it is on my television habits that I've heard that phrase so many times. [emoji38] I'd be tempted to stay in a luxury yurt for a vacation or long weekend. I'll never, ever, go glamping howeve...
by Highway
17 Jun 2019, 18:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 505
Views: 23527

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

That's why I was confused. I thought it was two straight quarters at least of negative growth. Is he just not using the normal definition? The person who contrived the phrase 'negative growth' deserves a place in the Eighth Circle ('the fraudulent'). Right beside the guy who thought up 'previously ...
by Highway
17 Jun 2019, 18:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1975
Views: 89621

Re: Home $weet Home

My new fridge has the wrap. Also not French doored. Side by side counter depth. Not awesome. See, the big problem here is counter depth. aka "No space refrigerator". And yeah, cabinet panels look like butt, even if they match perfectly. For the record - yes this fridge is too small by a lot. I find...
by Highway
12 Jun 2019, 18:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1975
Views: 89621

Re: Home $weet Home

JasonL wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 14:21
My new fridge has the wrap. Also not French doored. Side by side counter depth. Not awesome.
See, the big problem here is counter depth. aka "No space refrigerator". And yeah, cabinet panels look like butt, even if they match perfectly.
by Highway
06 Jun 2019, 13:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1975
Views: 89621

Re: Home $weet Home

Sorry you lost out on it, and Good luck with the next one, Pham.
by Highway
06 Jun 2019, 13:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 391846

Re: Petty annoyances

One of my Amazon orders has not arrived because the USPS is claiming that they could not access our building, period. This strikes me as highly unlikely. That will randomly happen to some of my Amazon orders with USPS or UPS, and it makes no sense, because I get something from Amazon about twice a ...
by Highway
03 Jun 2019, 21:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208100

Re: Orange is the new President

The CBO report linked wasn't speaking of an up-front cost to immigration. It was talking about the gross expenditures in Education, Healthcare, and Law Enforcement attributed to unauthorized immigrants, with minor effort given to accounting for the revenue generated by those same people. Perhaps the...
by Highway
03 Jun 2019, 20:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208100

Re: Orange is the new President

I mean I've read elsewhere that it's not taken into account because they simply don't know how to track it. I felt that was fair. I think it's fair to say "We don't know how to track it, so we really didn't try", but not really fair to say that and then turn around and say "This big number is how m...
by Highway
03 Jun 2019, 20:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208100

Re: Orange is the new President

It's convenient to say that a bunch of stuff is "not quantifiable" and thereby determine that Group X is not paying their way. I'm sure there are plenty of legal resident populations and native-born populations you could apply those same standards to, and come up with similar results. Plus, what gro...
by Highway
03 Jun 2019, 19:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 199
Views: 14171

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

I see a lot of those electric rent-a-scooters in certain trendy Atlanta neighborhoods, and always wondered (regarding scooters in general, not just the electric app-operated ones): why do they only ever make them with two wheels rather than four (more like a roller skate than a roller blade, IOW), ...
by Highway
03 Jun 2019, 17:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 686
Views: 30737

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Question: Are young women who starve themselves, obsess over make-up videos, and get a lot of plastic surgery also pathetic losers? Victims of the patriarchy? Mentally ill? I'm happy to concede that these male incel types are, at a minimum, misogynistic assholes that view women simply as objects ex...
by Highway
03 Jun 2019, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 686
Views: 30737

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

It's a lot easier to blame someone or something else for your failings, instead of using self-reflection or acknowledging the false nature of decisions you've made. People will go to great lengths to justify their previous conclusions.
by Highway
03 Jun 2019, 14:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208100

Re: Orange is the new President

I really wonder what these "hundreds of billions of dollars" that 'illegal' immigrants are costing us are from. That seems like a total asspull, and ignores the economic benefit of a class of people that usually don't go around causing trouble.
by Highway
30 May 2019, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1454
Views: 56941

Re: Inequality

I'm with Jason on this, that it's not nearly as convincing to me that More Houses = Lower Prices. Citylab (which certainly has a particular viewpoint) and Richard Florida (who DEFINITELY has a particular viewpoint on the subject) have been writing about this lately , and while I'm not turning in my ...
by Highway
28 May 2019, 10:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1454
Views: 56941

Re: Inequality

Mo wrote:Median wages grew during the great recession? That doesn't pass any smell test whatsoever.
I'm not necessarily up on how they compute the median for wages, but isn't that what you'd expect to happen when you fire a lot of low paid people? Cut a bunch off the bottom, and the statistics all go up.
by Highway
24 May 2019, 22:58
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Portland's Golf Courses
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Portland's Golf Courses

And if you have to shut one down, you just got yourself a nice big greenspace park that can be allowed to go feral and put in some wildlife-friendly wetlands and hiking trails and such. AKA mosquito breeding habitats. As a stormwater designer, I always have to push back on this (and it comes up a l...
by Highway
24 May 2019, 20:57
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Portland's Golf Courses
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Portland's Golf Courses

I'd imagine just about every city of any size has a municipal golf course or four or seven. Baltimore has 5. And like everything that cities run, they are underfunded, maintenance deferred and "crumbling infrastructure". One reason is that people compare them to private clubs, or even privately owne...
by Highway
23 May 2019, 14:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 731296

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Aresen wrote:I've seen milk bags, but I prefer cartons because I can close them easily.

TBS, I see no reason why someone couldn't produce a clip that would 'close' milk bags at least as tightly as milk cartons.
Couldn't they just put a screw on lid like they do with plastic milk jugs?
by Highway
22 May 2019, 20:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 436
Views: 14004

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Aresen wrote:
22 May 2019, 19:45
Mo wrote:
22 May 2019, 13:56
Kellis needs to go on tour in the UK now.
I have no idea what you mean by this.
I think he spelled Kelis wrong:
by Highway
22 May 2019, 20:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The "I'm a bad person for laughing at this" thread
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: The "I'm a bad person for laughing at this" thread

I may be showing my technopeasantry, but why were these systems not backed up? (If that is a sensible question.) As much of a technopeasant you may be compared to some others, you are likely a technosavant compared to the average Baltimore City government computer user, and are probably almost on p...
by Highway
16 May 2019, 11:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1975
Views: 89621

Re: Home $weet Home

Good luck, Pham!

We got the roof replaced yesterday. "Wanting to be home in case something came up" won out over "being out of the house because OMG so much noise", but OMG so much noise! But now it's done.
by Highway
16 May 2019, 00:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2688
Views: 150423

Re: Video Games!

I don't think it's bad practice *because* it's gambling. I think it's bad practice because I don't like it, and don't like seeing people induced to pay for a *chance* to get something, compared to just having a store that you can buy the items in. I get that it's a moneymaker for game producers, but...
by Highway
15 May 2019, 22:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2688
Views: 150423

Re: Video Games!

You cannot win your money back that you spend. By definition that is not gambling. In a lottery it is possible to spend money on a chance to win more money. You cannot do that with loot boxes. Also if loot boxes are gambling then so are every collectible card game from Pokemon to Magic. Especially ...
by Highway
15 May 2019, 20:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2688
Views: 150423

Re: Video Games!

Yeah, I'm in the 'gambling' camp as well, since it's a *chance* to get the valuable thing, not just buying it. If they just sold it, that's one thing you can complain about if you want (plenty of people complain about the Blizzard store for WoW). But selling gacha / loot boxes just adds another laye...