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by Highway
16 Jan 2020, 14:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 187
Views: 24459

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Warren wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 14:38
WTF is GAoTV?
Golden Age of Television
by Highway
10 Jan 2020, 13:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9875
Views: 471143

Re: Petty annoyances

My thing with microwaving now is to use lower power and longer times. So instead of 2 minutes at 100%, I'll do 6 minutes at 50%. Really helps with that problem.
by Highway
08 Jan 2020, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 874
Views: 40696

Re: Iran (so far away)

The reason I didn't answer the question is because I think Jason assumes too much that Trump's favored world would have any elements of liberal westernism in it. It's assuming that it's less "Trump's ideal world" and more "What do you think Trump could turn the US into." And even if that's what you ...
by Highway
08 Jan 2020, 13:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When do you think Trumpeachment will happen?
Replies: 184
Views: 12478

Re: When do you think Trumpeachment will happen?

It's not like the Senate Republicans are stalling on the impeachment trial. They, led by the Kentucky Turtle, are saying " Send that stuff over here so we can get our sham trial over."
by Highway
06 Jan 2020, 14:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Icky Gervais or Sticky(it to 'em) Gervais?
Replies: 38
Views: 934

Re: Icky Gervais or Sticky(it to 'em) Gervais?

My opinion of Ricky Gervais is that he is an unfunny shithead, and in no position to be telling anyone to not be full of themselves with the way he behaves on social media. I wouldn't watch anything he's involved with, so I didn't see the show last night, but in general, Gervais is about 10 years pa...
by Highway
05 Jan 2020, 17:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019

Still, at the goal line: 2 shitty runs and winning on a non-called push-off. I mean, the Vikings are my team but that was not a satisfying win. And that's after 1st and goal earlier in the game where they ended up losing 2 yards and getting a field goal. I was amazed that Kirk Cousins actually was ...
by Highway
05 Jan 2020, 15:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019

I haven't really liked the Saints since the Gregg Williams bounty scandal, and thought that Sean Payton should have been run out of the league permanently (they didn't even ban Williams from the league for a meaningful amount of time, tho). But watching this game, I just like them less and less with...
by Highway
05 Jan 2020, 14:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4387
Views: 221369

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Probably better to call it a civil engineering disaster. The time of failure must have been amazingly short given the height of the breach flow, although I wish the article had given an estimate of the flow rate, not just a height. Currently I'm working on the delegation of "small pond" review autho...
by Highway
02 Jan 2020, 23:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2891
Views: 195093

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

The long tail isn't a strategy that was going to work long term, unless they owned the content. Which of course they didn't. And they couldn't get forever licenses for it either. Just so. Netflix would have been happy as fuck to stream customers whatever movies they wanted to see. The studios didn'...
by Highway
02 Jan 2020, 20:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2891
Views: 195093

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

The long tail isn't a strategy that was going to work long term, unless they owned the content. Which of course they didn't. And they couldn't get forever licenses for it either. So in that environment, all it does is give them a lot of catalog that nobody watches, and the content owners are still g...
by Highway
26 Dec 2019, 09:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12387
Views: 812238

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The idea that these would have random resets *while driving*. How could this actually happen considering how many eyeballs this would have had to make it past without anyone pointing out what a *terrible* idea that is. There have been people pointing out what a terrible idea that is from the beginn...
by Highway
19 Dec 2019, 09:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 445
Views: 89125

Re: Damn database problems

Wanted to say thanks to Ellie, Sandy, David, and everyone else for their efforts to get the site back to good.

Thanks for all your hard work!
by Highway
10 Dec 2019, 08:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3164
Views: 185300

Re: Twitter!

I'm not going to put a divider down behind my stuff. You want to keep your stuff from mingling with mine, you put the divider down behind me. I tend to use my shopping box as the divider in front of my stuff, it's super obvious. And the belt would need to be like 15 feet long to have 3 people's stuf...
by Highway
09 Dec 2019, 14:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7275
Views: 317227

Re: Orange is the new President

Unfortunately, the blues don't have Marty McFly to run. They just have George.
by Highway
03 Dec 2019, 20:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 187
Views: 28327

Re: Good Cover Versions

I really enjoyed this. I like The Sound of Silence, and I like (the style of) Ghost, and I think this version ends up a LOT better than Disturbed's version (which isn't really in the style of Disturbed, more like "sung by the guy from Disturbed"):

by Highway
28 Nov 2019, 13:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4926
Views: 275682

Re: Food

I do not like pears. Maybe there are some varieties that don't have that horrible texture, but I haven't had any that don't have that gritty mush texture that is bleh.
by Highway
25 Nov 2019, 20:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7275
Views: 317227

Re: Orange is the new President

Whew, now I'm glad we left on Saturday. Thought it was a pretty nice city.
by Highway
25 Nov 2019, 17:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 361
Views: 33343

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

With every day that passes, I go more and more in the "Musk is a shyster and a dangerous person" camp. And this Cybertruck, no matter what the Tesla fanboys in my FB feed want, will be vaporware. But they've still floated Musk another cash infusion (which is what he needs more than anything else at...
by Highway
25 Nov 2019, 16:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 361
Views: 33343

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

With every day that passes, I go more and more in the "Musk is a shyster and a dangerous person" camp. And this Cybertruck, no matter what the Tesla fanboys in my FB feed want, will be vaporware. But they've still floated Musk another cash infusion (which is what he needs more than anything else at ...
by Highway
13 Nov 2019, 22:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1416
Views: 67976

Re: cars and how they get that way

I was in a budget planning meeting today and the campus planner went off on a brief tangent about how do you handle needing way more parking on your campus now, but knowing self-driving cars are coming down the pike (except you don't know exactly when)? It was a really interesting thing to ponder! ...
by Highway
13 Nov 2019, 19:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1416
Views: 67976

Re: cars and how they get that way

I was in a budget planning meeting today and the campus planner went off on a brief tangent about how do you handle needing way more parking on your campus now, but knowing self-driving cars are coming down the pike (except you don't know exactly when)? It was a really interesting thing to ponder! ...
by Highway
13 Nov 2019, 19:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12387
Views: 812238

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

About an algorithm for color correcting ocean photography:

by Highway
12 Nov 2019, 18:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism does good
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: When journalism does good

It's not necessarily the journalism itself, but a great statement by Charles Whitaker, the Dean of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications about the coverage of student protests at the school: https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/news/2019/sta...
by Highway
12 Nov 2019, 14:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1326
Views: 118250

Re: Music for the Masses

I don't care for pieces that are a whole orchestra of strings sawing away for some interminable time. When I can find it, I much prefer a wind ensemble arrangement.