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by Highway
Yesterday, 15:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 224
Views: 7166

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

I also like (no, not really) how the act of presenting yourself at the border to request asylum is counted as "illegal immigration". There are so many people twisted up in knots trying to justify these atrocities it looks like Hanover, PA.
by Highway
14 Jun 2018, 13:44
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 275
Views: 12131

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

if you're gonna charge for volume you have to accommodate said volume. all knees matter. True dat, although again I only fly airlines with an economy+ option with more legroom, Southwest excepted on shorter routes, but that has so far only counted for a total of ten or maybe 14 legs of flights in t...
by Highway
13 Jun 2018, 20:39
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 275
Views: 12131

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Cause a lot of people do check in bags. I do.

I count the kiosk as a counter, because you are stopping there to do stuff. It's a lot of counters, but that's just good staffing (because it doesn't need people).
by Highway
13 Jun 2018, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The Chik Fil A nearest me is scary efficient during the lunch and saturday family shopping rushes. All of the CfA stores are scary efficient. The ones here have drive thru lines 20 cars deep. And people will still stay in those lines, where anywhere else they'd bail and go somewhere else, because t...
by Highway
13 Jun 2018, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2808
Views: 81530

Re: I just don't get it

Is there any kind of scare? I thought it was just Jadagul observing that it's not particularly healthy. And it's one of those things if you try to do it, you can tell that you are doing something with your vocal cords. I figure physically, it's a similar case to singers screaming. Maybe it sounds li...
by Highway
13 Jun 2018, 12:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I ate there once or twice before all the bigot stuff became public, and I don't get the loyalty it inspires. I mean, I get it for the culture war stuff, but I don't get why people go nuts for the chicken. It's good, but it's not like biting into it is like getting a molly-fueled double-blow. This. ...
by Highway
13 Jun 2018, 07:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2808
Views: 81530

Re: I just don't get it

Well, vocal fry isn't an incredibly healthy way to talk. Over the long run it can damage your voice, which is why classical singers try not to use it despite it getting you deeper into your low register. What kind of damage are we talking about? Because checking online, I'm seeing everything from "...
by Highway
12 Jun 2018, 14:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2808
Views: 81530

Re: I just don't get it

I see some people do this as “no - uh”. https://www.google.com/amp/observer.com/2015/03/girl-talk-when-it-comes-to-language-women-are-in-charge/amp/ “One example is something utterly unnoticed yet spreading like kudzu: young women hanging an “uh” at the end of words and sentences. “How are you-uh!!...
by Highway
12 Jun 2018, 14:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2808
Views: 81530

Re: I just don't get it

I've found vocal fry a lot easier to distinguish now that our office has some young women engineers in our department. There's definitely a difference in the way they speak to different people and in meetings. Sometimes I wonder if I should point it out to them, as well as their uptalking, but then ...
by Highway
11 Jun 2018, 23:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 315331

Re: Petty annoyances

lunchstealer wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 22:08
I was under the impression that no modern coolants (for modern cars) required mixing anymore.
That's possible, but it's not universal, especially if you pick it up at the gas station or supermarket or something. Apparently they try to use "Coolant" for diluted and "antifreeze" for concentrated.
by Highway
11 Jun 2018, 19:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 315331

Re: Petty annoyances

Make sure he's mixing the coolant with water. Check your vehicle's particular mix, but it's usually 50-50 water and coolant.
by Highway
11 Jun 2018, 17:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1492
Views: 59539

Re: Home $weet Home

It probably is straightforward, but I'm really not interested in cutting pipe, lifting heavy things out of a hole, getting pipe put back to gether, or futzing with it in general. Because it's straightforward, it's a fairly small cost window to have it replaced. I'm more likely to deal with electrici...
by Highway
11 Jun 2018, 16:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1492
Views: 59539

Re: Home $weet Home

Nicely frustrating experience with an electrician today, trying to diagnose why a breaker has tripped two times in the past week without us seemingly doing anything. The current suspect is the sump pump, since it was on the circuit that tripped, it's been rainy, and it's the only thing that would ha...
by Highway
09 Jun 2018, 23:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2196
Views: 126788

Re: Market Failure!

Our Breville oven timer starts counting down as soon as it's preheated, and then turns off when it gets to zero. That might be something that could help you, at least you wouldn't come back to charcoal briquette pizza. As a plus, the Breville is an excellent kitchen appliance. We use it as our main ...
by Highway
09 Jun 2018, 23:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 315331

Re: Petty annoyances

It doesn't signify much of anything. That's a good amount of thermal mass that you just allowed it to use to dump heat into, so it should react quickly. Low coolant is likely the immediate issue, but it's probably indicative of some other problem. The things that lunch said, and I'd add the possibil...
by Highway
06 Jun 2018, 17:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73587

Re: Twitter!

Are there even any "Democrats" who have said they want to raise taxes on some guy who is living in a single bedroom apartment? Isn't that the people they always want to not increase taxes on?
by Highway
06 Jun 2018, 10:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Legion's air disease is all in your head (spoilers)
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Legion's air disease is all in your head (spoilers)

A recurring weakness in the Golden Age of Television is the network giving a really tight limited run show a larger episode order in its sophmore season, and the showrunners not quite knowing what to do with all that extra room. Yeah, I know you don't look a gift horse in the mouth, but sometimes I...
by Highway
04 Jun 2018, 17:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Radical Markets
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Radical Markets

I think when Heinlein talked about this idea in Number of the Beast (yeah I've read it a few times), there was a caveat about the current owner, in order to fend off a 'hostile' buyout at his assessed price, could raise the assessment value at the time someone tried to buy it, but was then on the ho...
by Highway
04 Jun 2018, 13:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Radical Markets
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Radical Markets

If the point is to declare a value to tax things, then one thing that would probably end up happening is a push to severely lower property and whatever else is subject to the scheme tax rates, so that everyone could claim an inflated value for the property and end up paying about the same in tax. Th...
by Highway
02 Jun 2018, 20:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 692
Views: 22854

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Enjoy this trailer from The Empire Strikes Back, with Harrison Ford trying the standard cheesy voiceover!

by Highway
31 May 2018, 17:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112114

Re: Orange is the new President

Whoever Erick Erickson is said "All the progressives in my timeline telling me the Roseanne situation and Samantha Bee situation are not comparable will, I’m sure, be fine when Trump supporters start calling Clinton, Warren, Pelosi, etc. the same as what Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump." and I'm th...
by Highway
29 May 2018, 20:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1474
Views: 54512

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

JasonL does the brown shoes with jeans thing. I think it's terrible, but will wear black shoes with jeans. But he's probably a better source for sartorial advice than my engineer self.
by Highway
29 May 2018, 17:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3231
Views: 123690

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It's probably the thunderstorms that have been moving around there. Probably, but still, they should have to give up their Mid-Westerner Street Cred Cards if they are going to let a few passing thunderstorms disrupt life. Yeah, seriously, there was barely a storm. I'm really not sure what they were...
by Highway
28 May 2018, 23:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1821
Views: 96892

Re: Towing the Lion

Whoever did the captions for this episode of Legends of Tomorrow was towing a whole pride of lions. Just in the last 2 minutes I've seen "the group died a grizzly death" and "to cast the spell I need the vile of potion in my desk." Subtitles are a gold mine of lion towing. And that's someone whose ...
by Highway
28 May 2018, 23:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3231
Views: 123690

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Kolohe wrote:
28 May 2018, 21:59
I've heard of Phoenix having flight restrictions due to excess heat because it then results in air too thin for sufficent lift at full load.
Yeah, but that's at like 110+.