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by nicole
Yesterday, 16:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 294
Views: 13969

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Update: I am out of the Yang Gang

by nicole
Yesterday, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 294
Views: 13969

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Yeah for reals
by nicole
Yesterday, 10:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 294
Views: 13969

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Mo wrote:
Yesterday, 09:22
The Yang thing is an elaborate troll, right?
Does that mean something different from the traditional “publicity tour by someone who will definitely not be president”?
by nicole
Yesterday, 07:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 294
Views: 13969

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Okay guys, I’m in the Yang Gang now.

by nicole
18 Mar 2019, 17:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4746
Views: 214092

Re: Food

Wait...they don't use dry ice? I guess they come cold but not frozen, is that the story? (I get dog food and smoothies delivered and they come packed with CO2.) Interesting - I found this: If you're thinking about using dry ice to keep your perishables frozen, it's important to know that dry ice is...
by nicole
18 Mar 2019, 16:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4746
Views: 214092

Re: Food

Does anyone use online cold food delivery of any sort? I use Porter Road as a butcher sometimes. I find myself anxious about what to do with the gel ice packs. They will very quickly take over your life if you order with some regularity. I'd like to be able to re-use them but I don't have a chest f...
by nicole
11 Mar 2019, 17:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 19825

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Andrew wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 16:34
The best part of the day is 4:30am until 8 am. Second best is 8am to noon. It's all steeply downhill after that.
It me.
by nicole
11 Mar 2019, 11:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 19825

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

It’s intuitively obvious to the most casual observer that daylight is wasted before work, and daylight after work is both useful and joyful. So Standard time is worst time. That said, I too could compromise on half hour to end the madness that is true standard time. I continue to be deeply confused...
by nicole
07 Mar 2019, 06:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 72
Views: 2893

Re: Antivaxxers

Thanks for expanding Hugh’s link for folks who wouldn’t have clicked through.
by nicole
06 Mar 2019, 22:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 188
Views: 11078

Re: The Abortion Thread

I wonder if guys who don’t want their partner to have a kid will be able to sue on behalf of the fetus as well.
by nicole
06 Mar 2019, 17:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 334
Views: 13273

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

Is the magnitude of parental assistance similar in post war America? Not help sometimes but help 20 hours a week? I don't know if that's similar to previous conditions or not. I don't know many people who were doing that. My grandmother watched us when my mom was working, which she did full-time un...
by nicole
06 Mar 2019, 07:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 334
Views: 13273

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I mean basically no one thinks they need to be 100% responsible for their own kids that way. It seems like alllllllll the policy shit I read these days is about ways to get other people to help take care of your kids. All the Lyman Stone type stuff. How do we make sure extended families can stay tog...
by nicole
06 Mar 2019, 05:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 334
Views: 13273

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

Antinatalism may be overdetermined but I see that as more a reason not to imprison your kids.
by nicole
05 Mar 2019, 12:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 561
Views: 33617

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

I was about to listen to that one on the plane but decided I better save it for Dubs later this week.
by nicole
03 Mar 2019, 12:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2297
Views: 105279

Re: Twitter!

yeah, as someone else just said, he's wayyyyy better than titania mcg

also i hate david burge but i actually did have a meltdown about this earlier



(i hate the tweet two tweets after that so much i almost had another one)
by nicole
28 Feb 2019, 09:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2177

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

I'm sincere about this, I think the basic calculation is about impact to voters if you don't do it. It's not a veneer, I think they really believe it. It is definitely the case that the companies looking for help argue for economic end times all the time and use that lever to argue for the money an...
by nicole
28 Feb 2019, 07:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2177

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

JasonL wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 22:55
The bailout - most if not all bailouts, are populist calculations.
This was definitely my impression. We bailed them out to avoid a crash in housing prices. So...yeah massive homeowner bailout.
by nicole
26 Feb 2019, 20:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 127
Views: 8600

Re: Familiar spirits

There was a promotion at the pet (food) store where they were giving away free marrow bones, and because they remember Dubs from adopting Biggie, they gave him one for each of the dogs. The marrow bones are highly valuable—too valuable. Sam is always worried Biggie is going to take hers. He’s too bu...
by nicole
26 Feb 2019, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2177

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

Yeah, I'm still blaming the subprime home "owners"
by nicole
26 Feb 2019, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2177

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

One of the implications of what I'm saying is that people don't want fair in the form of no interference. They want more interference and want to use fairness as a way to cudgel for more handouts to more people. That is - the argument for most people about corporate welfare is identical to "protect...
by nicole
26 Feb 2019, 11:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 130
Views: 6020

Re: Gentry from the block

Right, here it is
by nicole
26 Feb 2019, 10:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 130
Views: 6020

Re: Gentry from the block

My take is that the actual bad thing, the worst thing, that Amazon did as part of this process isn't undone at all by the undoing of this deal. That's the data-gathering they did that was 100% facilitated and enabled by state and local governments. That super valuable data isn't being taken away fro...