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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 18:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208105

Re: Orange is the new President

Nobody's really debating it, mind you. People are saying it, and Trumpkins are acting aghast that anyone would say such a hurtful completely-fucking-true thing. History shows you don't need Steve Jobs charisma and presentation to project a reality-distortion field in politics. You just need lots of ...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2019, 22:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 461
Views: 28232

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

Maybe say something of your own instead of editing my posts.
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2019, 18:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1195
Views: 91251

Re: Music for the Masses

dbcooper wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 09:29
His name was Prince, and he was running.
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2019, 18:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 461
Views: 28232

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

thoreau wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 16:03
(Seriously, the right wing sounds awfully PoMo these days.)
I've been saying something like that for some time. Right-wing methods of debate have been converging on the left's methods all this century.
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2019, 18:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 461
Views: 28232

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

Liz Cheney & Co are taking umbrage over use of the word "concentration camps," presumably because unless we operate full-fledged extermination camps like the Nazis did, there is absolutely nothing to complain about. Even though the original concentration camps were built by those pillars of humanit...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2019, 17:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2688
Views: 150442

Re: Video Games!

Painboy wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 16:38
Active RPG combat is always a tricky balance. You want stats and stuff to matter but you also want to have player skill matter as well. It's very easy for those things to step on each other's toes.
Or the only "play" becoming the meta-game of optimizing your character for combat.
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2019, 17:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 596
Views: 27413

Re: Op-ediots

People are going off the fucking rails with prepositions. “Comfort for black athletes”? Wtf? Is there a single fucking editor left in the universe? "comfort white Americans had developed for black athletes" Wtf does that even mean? It means they’re illiterate Co-signed. I think my least favorite th...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2019, 17:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A*M*A*S*H
Replies: 25
Views: 441

Re: A*M*A*S*H

Much like the Pauls, however much I don't like the things I don't like about him, on the whole I like him more than I dislike him and that makes him unique in the House. Pretty much this. If we are going to apply a 'Libertarian Purity Test' to every single politician who says something we like, the...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2019, 04:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A*M*A*S*H
Replies: 25
Views: 441

Re: A*M*A*S*H

I'd like Amash a lot more if his principles didn't include "The second a woman (or barely pubescent girl) catches pregnant, her body ceases to be her own, and forcing her to carry that pregnancy to term is a totes legitimate use of state power." That's not an area where the Pauls (or Flake) have sh...
by Eric the .5b
17 Jun 2019, 14:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A*M*A*S*H
Replies: 25
Views: 441

Re: A*M*A*S*H

Really, so far I like Amash better than I like both Pauls put together, but that also speaks to how little I think of those grifters, anymore.
by Eric the .5b
17 Jun 2019, 14:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2429
Views: 120230

Re: Twitter!

nicole wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 08:38
Lol, ESB thinks her content is different from this content

Adorable

All her content seems to be angry Blue political yammering.
by Eric the .5b
15 Jun 2019, 07:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 305
Views: 5368

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

(TIL medicine is not STEM. Biology is STEM, engineering is STEM, but medicine is not. That's a weird distinction. It's especially weird when you consider that "medicine" is basically "the engineering part of human biology." Exactly. That does strike me as a weird, if not stupid distinction. But it ...
by Eric the .5b
15 Jun 2019, 04:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208105

Re: Orange is the new President

I made it halfway through the stupid metaphor and wanted to answer, "So you're rooting for Biden, then?"
by Eric the .5b
15 Jun 2019, 04:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 305
Views: 5368

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Jennifer wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 23:58
Eric the .5b wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 21:37
(TIL medicine is not STEM. Biology is STEM, engineering is STEM, but medicine is not. That's a weird distinction.
It's especially weird when you consider that "medicine" is basically "the engineering part of human biology."
Exactly.
by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2019, 21:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 596
Views: 27413

Re: Op-ediots

Hong Kong and the Future of Freedom https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/opinion/hong-kong-protests-trump.html I share his distaste with Trump not giving a fuck, but I find myself wondering what he thinks it matters. A very different president was in office when Tiannamen Square happened, and what cam...
by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2019, 21:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 305
Views: 5368

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

(TIL medicine is not STEM. Biology is STEM, engineering is STEM, but medicine is not. That's a weird distinction. Is being a medical doctor just not academic-y enough?) The bad news, of course, is that many students have experienced inappropriate treatment, and some people need to improve their beha...
by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2019, 21:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6774
Views: 241375

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Here's a completely incoherent bit of nonsense that was published in the Opinion section of the NY Times. The author starts by positing that we're going to have a post-scarcity economy in the future, then says that the only reason we have scarcity is capitalism, then says that the obvious way forwa...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2019, 22:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 488
Views: 28256

Re: Iran (so far away)

Like in Fujairah, dozens of ships ranging from massive oil tankers to smaller pleasure boats, traditional dhows and cargo vessels ply the waters of the strait and the Gulf of Oman. The navies of Iran, Oman, the UAE and the U.S. regularly patrol, but the waters are vast and lit only by the moonlight...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2019, 21:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6774
Views: 241375

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Here's a completely incoherent bit of nonsense that was published in the Opinion section of the NY Times. The author starts by positing that we're going to have a post-scarcity economy in the future, then says that the only reason we have scarcity is capitalism, then says that the obvious way forwa...
by Eric the .5b
12 Jun 2019, 16:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2688
Views: 150442

Re: Video Games!

Keanu in cyberpunk 2077 doesn't make me more excited about the game bc that initial game play demo was not too hot. I am reserving judgements and a lot can happen in the next nine months. I don't know, I'm pretty sure you couldn't have cast a better Johnny Silverhand. Although I'm kind of curious a...
by Eric the .5b
12 Jun 2019, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1258

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Clinton was Clinton, not Team Blue. I don't see any reason to think the Blues institutionally give a fuck for anything past 50%+1 and 270 EC votes. The Blues I hear from like to imagine demographic shifts mean that they never have to give a shit about what the 49% or less of the public that votes R...
by Eric the .5b
11 Jun 2019, 21:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1258

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

In general, I think that the Reds have the more stark political calculus. The Reds understand that any votes past 50%+1 are wasted votes, while the Blues have a more grandiose political vision. Hastert used to have a rule of only moving on things supported by "A majority of my majority." With the B...
by Eric the .5b
11 Jun 2019, 17:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2429
Views: 120230

Re: Twitter!

Brent Spiner gets into the "challenge an actor 31 years older than you to a fight" thing, and Dick Van Dyke jumps in:

by Eric the .5b
08 Jun 2019, 18:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1753
Views: 66298

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

This is one heck of a correction. Correction: This article originally stated that the price of Acthar had gone “from just $40 in 2000 to over $40,000 today.” A spokesperson for Mallinckrodt emailed to request a correction that Acthar actually costs $38,892 today. Gizmodo regrets the error. We also ...
by Eric the .5b
07 Jun 2019, 21:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2358
Views: 126133

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

I abjectly confess that my entire knowledge of Dr. John is that he popped up once on an episode of Top Chef New Orleans, and that he sings the Curious George theme song. (Side note, does anybody else have trouble finding this thread in the forums because it doesn't seem like it should be in "The Jo...