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by Highway
Today, 11:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11523
Views: 610780

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Today, 11:01
Offices > full cubes > half cubes > open space > unassigned seating.
I actually prefer pods with tall walls to individual cubicles, at least for my line of work. Half-height walls aren't worth anything, imo.
by Highway
Yesterday, 22:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 160
Views: 1684

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Doesn’t the criminal justice system tend to go easier on criminals that admit and express genuine remorse vs fighting to the end? I think punishment is appropriate, but like there are gradations of crimes there also are gradations of punishment. It does in some cases, but some of that is not really...
by Highway
Yesterday, 20:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8287
Views: 227417

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The giant menu means that the food is all reheated frozen pre-prep food. If your choices are all chains, that's pretty much what you're getting at any of them, I think. So of that kind of choice, I'd also give Cheesecake Factory a nod for being a little better than most. Their operation actually re...
by Highway
Yesterday, 20:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 160
Views: 1684

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

So I had a random thought about Franken as related to a general rule. Let’s say Franken gets the boot over this. What is the incentive to come clean, repent and make peace with the past accuser. It basically shows that your best bet is to fight, no matter how long the odds because coming clean gets...
by Highway
Yesterday, 18:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

My wife's been doing Weight Watchers (and has lost 20 pounds in 4 months), so we're trying to avoid a lot of bready things. Plus, we're just having thanksgiving for the two of us, so we're not making a lot. We're looking to make: Cranberry Glazed Turkey and it has maple syrup, not honey, so it works...
by Highway
17 Nov 2017, 23:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8287
Views: 227417

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The giant menu means that the food is all reheated frozen pre-prep food. If your choices are all chains, that's pretty much what you're getting at any of them, I think. So of that kind of choice, I'd also give Cheesecake Factory a nod for being a little better than most. Their operation actually re...
by Highway
17 Nov 2017, 22:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 870
Views: 46438

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

This is one for the record books, a city that won't build a stadium to get a sports team: Halifax CFL team an ‘exciting opportunity,’ but city won’t lead effort Savage says there has been a long-standing interest in the city for a football franchise and a stadium — Halifax currently does not have o...
by Highway
17 Nov 2017, 22:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8946
Views: 287243

Re: Petty annoyances

Dangerman wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 19:40
Is it coil whine?
No, it's definitely a variable speed fan. It's nowhere near as high pitched as coil whine, either, nor is it dependent on what the computer is doing right at the moment. It's not a huge deal, just kinda "oh, that's a kind of annoying sound."
by Highway
17 Nov 2017, 17:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 870
Views: 46438

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

This is one for the record books, a city that won't build a stadium to get a sports team: Halifax CFL team an ‘exciting opportunity,’ but city won’t lead effort Savage says there has been a long-standing interest in the city for a football franchise and a stadium — Halifax currently does not have o...
by Highway
16 Nov 2017, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 160
Views: 1684

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I'm not surprised that there's "so much" of this. It's been covered up forever, and so people see that it's a way to operate, so more people do it. It's almost surprising to me that there aren't MORE allegations against more people. I think it's more like there's finally a point where the threat "I'...
by Highway
16 Nov 2017, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 160
Views: 1684

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Warren makes a good point. How do you leave out religion? Highway- maybe, or maybe it truly was meant as a joke gone wrong. He said explicitly he shouldn't have taken the photo with his hands over her breasts. Some things are subjective, however. He shouldn't have done any of it, and if it turns ou...
by Highway
16 Nov 2017, 14:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 160
Views: 1684

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

People on Twitter calling for Franken to resign. Seems excessive based on a single known instance for which he's apologized. He didn't apologize for the worst parts of the allegations, did he? I.e., for bullying her after she rejected him The "apology" I read was also pretty self-serving, in a "Wel...
by Highway
16 Nov 2017, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 160
Views: 1684

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Yeah, if it turns out to be a single instance, I think resigning is a little much, although I would kind of like people putting the idea out there, especially from the Dem side, rather than the Roy Moore circle-the-wagons crap. Given the way pretty much every one of these initial allegations has bee...
by Highway
16 Nov 2017, 08:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8946
Views: 287243

Re: Petty annoyances

When I was building my home computer with quiet parts, some of the reviews talked about not just the loudness but the quality of the noise made by parts. But I didn't really understand how a fan could have a really annoying sound until I got this work computer. When it's under load, the video card f...
by Highway
15 Nov 2017, 22:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8287
Views: 227417

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I don't see it in the military/cop shows. Gen-Xers and Millennials eat those up, too, and those shows aren't all about 60-somethings saving the world or holding the thin blue line against minori—I mean, crime. I specifically mean NCIS, and Mark Harmon is 66 years old. So, one show with a Boomer lea...
by Highway
15 Nov 2017, 15:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5300
Views: 189289

Re: Light laffs

I watched many episodes of Sunny trying to get it. It was never gotten. I like Arrested Development , though I think JasonL considers them equivalent. For me, I'd characterize it less as "equivalent" and more "both of them achieve at least a level that I don't like." For me it was a few episodes of...
by Highway
15 Nov 2017, 13:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5300
Views: 189289

Re: Light laffs

JasonL wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 13:48
It is the intersection of 2 comedy trends I dislike - awful people being awful, and prolonged awkward as funny.
Cosign. I can't stand any of that.
by Highway
14 Nov 2017, 16:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4207
Views: 66489

Re: Orange is the new President

If Moore loses, we may have 2 full years of no judicial appointments that aren't Dems. Yeah, that's kind of the question. Can Dems play that tit-for-tat game without repercussion, like the GOP apparently can? Would the Dem coalition fight back against it more? Is this the new normal? Or do the Dems...
by Highway
14 Nov 2017, 15:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 328
Views: 4972

Re: Just the Tax

I don't even know what the presumed benefit of the proposal "tax stock options when they mature, not when they're sold" is supposed to be. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/13/silicon-valley-is-freaking-out-about-options-provision-in-tax-bill.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID...
by Highway
14 Nov 2017, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4207
Views: 66489

Re: Orange is the new President

Yeah, we're going to have problems for a long time to come. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/us/politics/trump-judiciary-appeals-courts-conservatives.html The question that comes to mind is "will the senate majority party now forever after (or until a constitutional amendment is ratified, aka "fo...
by Highway
13 Nov 2017, 22:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2475
Views: 112398

Re: Video Games!

dhex wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 21:10
is there any way to get a wired (or wireless) xbox 360 controller for pc that doesn't cost 40 bucks plus shipping? bleh.
I can send you a wired one. I have an extra. Send me a PM if you want.
by Highway
13 Nov 2017, 14:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1324
Views: 49493

Re: Home $weet Home

Two victories in home stuff: we bought a new refrigerator (and did get the store extended warranty, since they offer full store credit if you don't use it), and should get that in about a month. And today I rented a pickup and took the old big stuff out of the basement, finishing up the main part of...
by Highway
13 Nov 2017, 13:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4207
Views: 66489

Re: Orange is the new President

That guy is comedy gold...
by Highway
12 Nov 2017, 19:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8287
Views: 227417

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I ordered some socks from amazon. They were in a plastic bag that had a warning on it: "This bag is not a toy. Keep away from pets, infants, toddlers, and cheese."

I have no idea...
by Highway
12 Nov 2017, 14:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 356
Views: 13040

Re: Ladyfashun

The high-low is effective at covering plumber's butt, tho. Especially if you are gonna wear low-waisted jeans.