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by Painboy
Yesterday, 22:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3858
Views: 119148

Re: When journalism goes bad

@JasonL You thought you had bad hips because of genetics? Turns out it was because you lived in Shively for too long.

Where you live has a bigger impact on happiness and health than you might imagine
by Painboy
Yesterday, 21:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1085
Views: 69683

Re: Music for the Masses

An unexpected gift dropped back on 4/20. Sleep apparently got back together and released a new album. Some fine Stoner/Doom. Fav track so far is Giza Butler. Lyrics are hilarious: The Kiefsatz Hasherach now takes the Bong Jabbar Rifftual commences 'round the tree stump altar Bong Water of Life anoin...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 14:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2763
Views: 79126

Re: I just don't get it

I think much of it is the fairy tale aspect of it. It's the closest thing to a real life version of the stories everyone hears when they're young.

And when it inevitably fails to satisfy and falls apart, everyone can dish on it together.
by Painboy
19 May 2018, 19:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 665
Views: 19612

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/13/tru ... an-obamas/

The headline is certainly debatable, and it doesn't prove there was no collusion, but if there was Vlad appears to have been screwed. You shouldn't try to con a con man I guess.
by Painboy
19 May 2018, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 461
Views: 13454

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Peterson doesn't look like a lunatic? He's an academic so it's hard to tell. The last thing a certain part of the left wants is to normalize conservative academics, crazy or not. On the right there are those who have a kind of penis envy for the left's academic intellectuals and just want someone i...
by Painboy
18 May 2018, 16:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106855

Re: Orange is the new President

Pham Nuwen wrote:
18 May 2018, 15:56
Mutual ball loving for all?
Adam Smith couldn't have said it better.
by Painboy
16 May 2018, 20:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2165
Views: 90525

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

JD wrote:
16 May 2018, 20:13
I just learned that Chris Tsangarides died earlier this year. He wasn't exactly a household name, but you've certainly heard music that he produced and engineered.
Yeah I remember him from the Anvil documentary.
by Painboy
16 May 2018, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 647204

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I can honestly say I was completely unaware there were different opinions on how many spaces after a period.
by Painboy
14 May 2018, 20:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21584

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

So much retconning...so...much...retconning... Seriously, though, Painboy is hardly the first to notice the weird inconsistency that if this was such an effective tactic, you'd expect to have seen it used or at least mentioned before. Also, if going to lightspeed is so massively destructive if ther...
by Painboy
12 May 2018, 23:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21584

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

It takes the better part of a minute at best to plot a hyperspace course, even if you're apparently just planning to ram someone else. A standard-sized Star Destroyer could avoid this sort of attack by... moving out of the way. It only worked in TLJ because the ship they hit was so huge, it couldn'...
by Painboy
12 May 2018, 23:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21584

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

For instance if all it takes to do serious damage or destroy a big ship is to hyperspace into it why didn't the rebels do that to the original death star? Because they didn't have any ships with enough mass to destroy a small planet. The Executor crashing into Death Star II doesn't even seem to imp...
by Painboy
12 May 2018, 20:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21584

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

i don't do the fiction like youse guys so i'm ok with handwaving away tech details etc because they are inherently anti-good-storytelling. Yeah, this. Star Wars is space opera. It is not hard SF, the efforts of neckbeards to retcon everything notwithstanding. We are watching a drama with space wiza...
by Painboy
08 May 2018, 20:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106855

Re: Orange is the new President

Didn't Trump officially recognize Israel or something? That might have something to do with current opinions.
by Painboy
07 May 2018, 19:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 363
Views: 18086

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

Maybe with his own experience he'll teach them how to manage scandal for their benefit.
by Painboy
07 May 2018, 19:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21584

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

It was a bit above meh, which means its better than all the prequels and Return of the Jedi. Empire, then New Hope, then maybe Rogue One, it's somewhere right after those. What? RoJ has it's issues but it was a far better movie than TLJ. Let not get blinded by Ewok hate here. I would also add I thi...
by Painboy
07 May 2018, 13:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21584

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

It was a bit above meh, which means its better than all the prequels and Return of the Jedi. Empire, then New Hope, then maybe Rogue One, it's somewhere right after those. What? RoJ has it's issues but it was a far better movie than TLJ. Let not get blinded by Ewok hate here. I would also add I thi...
by Painboy
07 May 2018, 12:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 647204

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

As we were discussing the height limits in DC the other day, there's an article today on CityLab defending the height limit as a driver of creativity in design. Arguments like that always bring to mind villain speeches when they tell the hero that whatever horrible thing the villain did to them the...
by Painboy
07 May 2018, 12:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21584

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

Jasper wrote:
07 May 2018, 12:22
Finally watched The Last Jedi over the weekend.

Kinda wish I hadn't.
A surprisingly common reaction in my experience.
by Painboy
05 May 2018, 12:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2548
Views: 121253

Re: Video Games!

I finally got mine up and working. Turned out it was a Steam issue. Had to uninstall and reinstall the whole thing. Just started on the tutorial myself. Here's a guide to get some better performance if the game is getting too pokey for you. There are things the devs apparently did on purpose to slow...
by Painboy
04 May 2018, 12:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 347
Views: 17865

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

While I'm glad to see that the Korean situation is thawing some I don't trust Un at all. The guy is a psychopath. You don't execute people with anti-aircraft guns or have them ripped apart by dogs if you're sane. That's some Ramsey Bolton shit. I'm trying to figure out what his play is here.
by Painboy
03 May 2018, 19:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 329
Views: 10107

Re: Op-ediots

It's complete horseshit. People being more able to get a thing is like asserting a positive right to that thing. Pretty sure Ross doesn't want sex robots or sex work. Moreover, he wildly confuses "the freedom of people to agree to have sex for money" with "a right of any given person to have sex on...
by Painboy
03 May 2018, 14:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 136
Views: 5180

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

The most recent Fifth Column podcast touches on this a bit. I's a conversation with Bret Weinstein and his wife about the Evergreen College & free speech on campus thing, and they mention Google & Damore early on. (I'm only about 20 minutes in.) Weinstein is careful to point out that yes, "free spe...
by Painboy
03 May 2018, 11:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 247
Views: 13295

Re: Net Neutrality

I'll also point out they have been doing that for much of the last decade. When I first signed up for their service years ago it was actually cheaper to get their lowest TV service and internet service combined rather than just getting the internet alone.
by Painboy
03 May 2018, 01:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 50
Views: 1737

Re: Gentry from the block

Well it's obvious now that for their own protection we need to wall these areas off to prevent further contamination. Only state approved food and supplies should be allowed in lest we ruin it's delicate infrastructure.
by Painboy
02 May 2018, 20:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 353
Views: 53707

Re: Damn database problems

My notifications seem to be on a day or more delay? Message notification just showed up for a message I answered this AM. Shem's response in a thread yesterday at 15:43 just showed up as notification like 10 minutes ago. So the website itself is procrastinating now? I guess the machines are learnin...