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by Highway
15 Jan 2019, 22:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 53
Views: 2068

Re: Idiocracy is here

WTF, USA? Today, I got my saddle back from the repairs in South Carolina. The following was on the packing slip: HS Code: 8302.49.0000 Desc: ENGLISH DRESSAGE SADDLE These items are controlled by the U.S. Government and authorized for export only to the country of ultimate destination for use by the...
by Highway
15 Jan 2019, 17:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3360
Views: 140799

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It's fun to look at a forecast and see "High: 47, Low: 8".
by Highway
14 Jan 2019, 16:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 460
Views: 17480

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

I just figure it always means yeah if it's spelled "yea". I've never seen anyone who meant "yay!" with that spelling.
by Highway
10 Jan 2019, 17:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5677
Views: 238970

Re: Light laffs

I love the mirror that makes their 200-person crowd feel more like a 2000 person crowd.
by Highway
09 Jan 2019, 11:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 544
Views: 28236

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

Anyone have any ideas for tracking page data usage on Android chrome. I've got chrome just killing my mobile data, like 2.5 gb in a month. My first thought is that it's video ads, but don't know if it's on a particular site or couple. Related, anyone have any suggestions for blocking ads on Android?...
by Highway
08 Jan 2019, 11:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9432
Views: 352508

Re: Petty annoyances

It could be a bad (but not quite toast) battery, too. A coworker had similar intermittent electrical system problems caused by one. That, or a wonky alternator. Either way, that's odd behavior, especially for a new Honda. Problem gone now. It might be a "night problem". I canceled my service appoin...
by Highway
07 Jan 2019, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1783

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

I'm probably closer to 100% of that moderation platform, to be honest.
by Highway
03 Jan 2019, 20:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 800
Views: 52448

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

Aresen wrote:
03 Jan 2019, 18:10
Highway wrote:
03 Jan 2019, 12:53
I'm kind of hoping it's the start of their nuclear waste dump so that we can have a real life Space:1999.
But who would you place at Moonbase Alpha to be blasted out of the Solar System to eternally wander the galaxy?
I can make a list? It would never end!
by Highway
03 Jan 2019, 12:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 800
Views: 52448

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

I'm kind of hoping it's the start of their nuclear waste dump so that we can have a real life Space:1999.
by Highway
02 Jan 2019, 13:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2297
Views: 110553

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

"Mean" Gene Okerlund.
by Highway
31 Dec 2018, 19:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?
Replies: 175
Views: 3027

Re: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?

My other fear with Trump, no matter how he leaves office and no matter what punishments he does/doesn't face, is that when it's all over the GOP will just tell themselves "Clearly, the problem was that he just wasn't conservative enough!" That might actually be true, by some definitions of the term...
by Highway
29 Dec 2018, 20:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1374
Views: 51342

Re: cars and how they get that way

Oh yeah, Baltimore (200) and DC (198) at the bottom of the Allstate "Cities with America's Best Drivers" list. I love how fast the stats turn to absolute shit at the bottom of the list.
by Highway
23 Dec 2018, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6627
Views: 214585

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

"Yes, we'd love to have you play in our airport during the Christmas season. However, we must tell you that Sleigh Ride is banned. You'll have to find something else to play."
by Highway
22 Dec 2018, 10:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 666
Views: 26607

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

I'm always kind of amazed at how quiet EPL stadiums can get for their minutes of silence, and for a whole minute. Every time I see USians try it at a sporting event, they get about 25 seconds of moving and shuffling sounds and then some dink has to yell something out. But then there's golf tournamen...
by Highway
17 Dec 2018, 18:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6627
Views: 214585

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Maybe this is a US thing, but the credit card companies are adamant that businesses not charge additional fees or higher prices for using a card. So I don't know that this is any worse than a shop that raises the price for cash customers to match their card price. Another peeve I have with 'no cash...
by Highway
17 Dec 2018, 15:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2300
Views: 148204

Re: Market Failure!

Same with low cost electronics. Want some cheap Bluetooth headphones? Try to figure out which of these gazillion nonames has the least worst reviews.

Name brand stuff has a lot more counterfeiting problem than copycat problem.
by Highway
17 Dec 2018, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6627
Views: 214585

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Maybe this is a US thing, but the credit card companies are adamant that businesses not charge additional fees or higher prices for using a card. So I don't know that this is any worse than a shop that raises the price for cash customers to match their card price. Another peeve I have with 'no cash'...
by Highway
16 Dec 2018, 19:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1701
Views: 58565

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Well, it can be argued that it's for other people's good: The people who get stuck with the bill when you get medical care you can't pay for. Because there's a system in place that says that at least some of them can't turn you away, along with the social cost of denying care, there's a liability th...
by Highway
13 Dec 2018, 13:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1157
Views: 81310

Re: Music for the Masses

They put out an album last year. I like the one song they released ahead of time. But then I have always liked The Darkness. I don't know if they'd go into being a "novelty act", as much as they're going for a particular sound.
by Highway
09 Dec 2018, 18:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 906
Views: 54605

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

Warren wrote:
09 Dec 2018, 16:10
Hugh Akston wrote:
09 Dec 2018, 16:03
Or they could just, I don't know, lower taxes.
No they have to lower taxes for the upper-middle-class in a way that drives up prices for the unemployed.
Don't forget "lets them be moralistic about how you *should* be spending your money."
by Highway
05 Dec 2018, 22:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1699
Views: 94089

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

JasonL's gonna start watching Cute Girls Doing Cute Things anime any minute now... Kawaii voice makes me want to die. I have the same reaction; go for dubbed versions, then. (I keep meaning to get around to Girls und Panzer or Azumanga Daioh , but it takes me forever to get around to watching anyth...
by Highway
05 Dec 2018, 14:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1699
Views: 94089

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

JasonL's gonna start watching Cute Girls Doing Cute Things anime any minute now...
by Highway
04 Dec 2018, 18:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 3627

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

There is no greater evidence of anti-Kaepernick collusion than going with Mark Sanchez over Kaep when signing an emergency QB. You sure "playing Nathan Peterman" hasn't already blown that out of the water? Or was that just cover for "Having Nathan Peterman on the roster in the first place", which a...