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by Painboy
Yesterday, 21:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Bumper Sticker Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: The Bumper Sticker Thread

Yeah I don't know anymore. When I was in the Army, many, many, moons ago it was a running joke. You would make that sign and try to get people to look down at it. When they did they got hit in the shoulder. Or something like that. The rules were always a little fuzzy and my memory is fairly hazy on ...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Bumper Sticker Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: The Bumper Sticker Thread

I thought that was a made up thing.
by Painboy
Yesterday, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 216
Views: 15517

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I would actually say that dating apps exacerbate some of those issues. Back when you met people in person, there were things you may have thought was not ideal or worth pursuing to be bearable because the rest of the package was great and you spoke for an hour at a friends birthday party or at a ba...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 12:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 737
Views: 31309

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I have read that the Trump campaign staff was actually split on trying to get Bernie the nomination. Some thought he would be the easiest opponent given all the socialism stuff but others were concerned that there was actually a significant amount of overlap between the demographic groups that put T...
by Painboy
21 Feb 2020, 17:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3258
Views: 196787

Re: Twitter!

Jadagul wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 17:01
"Bloomberg's media staff is great. Whoever winds up being the nominee should hire them."
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Painboy
21 Feb 2020, 17:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 824
Views: 65728

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

Bunk? The results of decades of research by Emeritus Professor Heinrich Hora, HB11's approach to fusion does away with rare, radioactive and difficult fuels like tritium altogether – as well as those incredibly high temperatures. Instead, it uses plentiful hydrogen and boron B-11, employing the pre...
by Painboy
21 Feb 2020, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1470
Views: 60979

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

What I did is what most people I know do around here and they find roommates. Or if you have a little more money buy a house and rent out a room to help cover the costs. I don't live in a particularly nice house but it does the job, and the neighborhood is decent enough, and I live 10 mins from work...
by Painboy
20 Feb 2020, 17:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 689
Views: 35551

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

If the people in Gibraltar wanted to be Spanish, it would be a bigger deal. Self determination and all that. I'd tend to agree, but a lot of the world doesn't care what the residents of Gibraltar (or other places like the Falklands) want. Ultimately, I just find the furor about the statues weird. A...
by Painboy
19 Feb 2020, 02:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: "Hey, they made a little movie for this song - how novel!"
Replies: 103
Views: 10186

Re: "Hey, they made a little movie for this song - how novel!"

Eric the .5b wrote:
19 Feb 2020, 00:41
A not-entirely-coherent, but kinda gorgeous, homage to late-70s animation:



The Strokes, "At the Door"
Nice.
by Painboy
18 Feb 2020, 17:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 737
Views: 31309

Re: Dancing With the Dems

The awkward thing about Buttigieg's position is that it's not clear what intermediate office he should be gunning for. He can't realistically run for senator or governor unless he moves to another state. He could run for a position in his state like State Senator. Before running for mayor he ran fo...
by Painboy
15 Feb 2020, 16:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1660
Views: 114611

Re: I may want to see that?

JD wrote:
15 Feb 2020, 14:59
Oh, Amazon, you know me so well.

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That looks rather familiar actually....
by Painboy
14 Feb 2020, 22:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1951
Views: 95051

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

The right aren't the only ones who are skeptical of Medicare for all. A powerful hospitality workers union in Nevada accused supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday of “viciously” attacking the group, after it circulated a flier criticizing Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal. The clash bet...
by Painboy
12 Feb 2020, 23:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3258
Views: 196787

Re: Twitter!

Ha! That's fantastic.
by Painboy
12 Feb 2020, 01:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Living in an Age of Decadence?
Replies: 40
Views: 1135

Re: Living in an Age of Decadence?

I think some of you are making my point for me. All those meetings in the 50s and 70s were required because information is hard to coordinate. This is compounded the larger the team of workers. With the tools available today you don't need nearly the number of meetings. You can just make a chat cha...
by Painboy
11 Feb 2020, 00:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Living in an Age of Decadence?
Replies: 40
Views: 1135

Re: Living in an Age of Decadence?

I think some of you are making my point for me. All those meetings in the 50s and 70s were required because information is hard to coordinate. This is compounded the larger the team of workers. With the tools available today you don't need nearly the number of meetings. You can just make a chat chan...
by Painboy
10 Feb 2020, 14:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Living in an Age of Decadence?
Replies: 40
Views: 1135

Re: Living in an Age of Decadence?

And specifically, when America isn't being presented as clueless and hayseed, it's presented as decadent. See also all the talk about the Fall of the American Empire, which, as far as I can tell, started within minutes of anyone perceiving America to have anything like an empire and will continue o...
by Painboy
09 Feb 2020, 19:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Living in an Age of Decadence?
Replies: 40
Views: 1135

Re: Living in an Age of Decadence?

And specifically, when America isn't being presented as clueless and hayseed, it's presented as decadent. See also all the talk about the Fall of the American Empire, which, as far as I can tell, started within minutes of anyone perceiving America to have anything like an empire and will continue o...
by Painboy
09 Feb 2020, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Living in an Age of Decadence?
Replies: 40
Views: 1135

Re: Living in an Age of Decadence?

And specifically, when America isn't being presented as clueless and hayseed, it's presented as decadent. See also all the talk about the Fall of the American Empire, which, as far as I can tell, started within minutes of anyone perceiving America to have anything like an empire and will continue o...
by Painboy
08 Feb 2020, 22:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Living in an Age of Decadence?
Replies: 40
Views: 1135

Living in an Age of Decadence?

This is piece by Ross Douthat concerning Western stagnation. I don't agree with all of it. There are a couple things I think he gets fundamentally wrong but I think he makes some interesting points. The truth of the first decades of the 21st century, a truth that helped give us the Trump presidency ...
by Painboy
05 Feb 2020, 23:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2909
Views: 201154

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

I got through my Prisoner randomization watch. I can see why this bounced off me when I was younger. It's very much a show where you need to just roll with things no matter how sketch much of the "technology" is. I was much more into verisimilitude early in life. I did mix up the episodes randomly b...
by Painboy
05 Feb 2020, 17:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 430
Views: 21133

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

thoreau wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 10:00
I wonder if they got taken in by another hoax. Some of this sounds too good to be true.

https://quillette.com/2020/02/05/confes ... pagandist/
Yeah I'd like to see confirmation on that.
by Painboy
05 Feb 2020, 17:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I'll come up with a thread name later
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: I'll come up with a thread name later

I...can't imagine not realizing people procrastinate because they don't want to do unpleasant shit. Well I think the idea is more about it being emotionally unpleasant rather than something that's physically or mentally onerous. At least that's how I read it. Like when I'm working on an illustratio...
by Painboy
05 Feb 2020, 13:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 536
Views: 35447

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I will say it is very possible to conflate different types of people into the "soulless careerist." There are those who seem to rise without a lot of perceived effort and sometimes those people are brown nosing scumbags. But often those types are just people doing the things out of sight behind the ...
by Painboy
04 Feb 2020, 21:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I'll come up with a thread name later
Replies: 4
Views: 108

I'll come up with a thread name later

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200121-why-procrastination-is-about-managing-emotions-not-time According to traditional thinking – still espoused by university counselling centres around the world, such as the University of Manchester in the UK and the University of Rochester in the US – I, ...
by Painboy
03 Feb 2020, 13:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 689
Views: 35551

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

The EU is most definitely a regulatory state. And so is the U.K. No argument here. But the question was why some libertarians think Brexit is good, and for those whose central nervous systems are wired directly to jerking knees, all that matters is that the EU is indeed a regulatory state. Some als...