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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 17:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28783

Re: Putin on the Writs

Taktix goes too far sometimes, but Trump's entanglements with the Russians are not something to just blow off as Jason would. Winning an election is not carte blanche for corruption, not in a system that allows for impeachment. *shrug* That's a separate issue. It doesn't mean anything more than: Tr...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 17:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28783

Re: Putin on the Writs

I have repeatedly said that I don't think it is a high-dimensional chessboard. How many times do I have to keep repeating that disclaimer? The problem is that there's a bit of a cycle: * Taktix declares that some Trump policy is Putin's specific (and maybe "Soviet") command given in order to underm...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 14:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28783

Re: Putin on the Writs

thoreau wrote:
Yesterday, 13:19
We don't need to speculate on the dimensionality of the chessboard to think that this is a real problem.
And yet y'all do.
by Eric the .5b
19 May 2019, 16:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6356
Views: 194286

Re: Orange is the new President

He plans to celebrate Memorial Day by pardoning war criminals. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/us/trump-pardons-war-crimes.html Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk DAR and I are among the few on this board who remember Nixon pardoning William Calley. It played well among the knuckle-draggers. ...
by Eric the .5b
19 May 2019, 16:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 948
Views: 70622

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

I'm familiar with H. Erectus; that's why I said neanderthalis (which is currently argued to be part of some modern human ancestry) and antecessor. H. habilis would have an even worse time, looking like some kind of human/chimp hybrid to our eyes. Really, erectus and habilis vampires would probably g...
by Eric the .5b
19 May 2019, 06:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 948
Views: 70622

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

So I was thinking: it would be really interesting, if a sufficiently talented storyteller did a tale about vampires in the far future, who are having even worse problems than the undead dorks in Staten Island because by now, it's been so long that humanity is evolving away from homo sapiens into so...
by Eric the .5b
18 May 2019, 15:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 480
Views: 26089

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

I have been doing these pushups when I go to the gym. (/brag Just don't ask me how many times a week I go...) Hopefully image loads for other people. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/60/ec/aa/60ecaacbcea46509b4e3c558550ee75a.jpg Master your body weight! This the genteel version, with just a little ca...
by Eric the .5b
18 May 2019, 04:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4259
Views: 178006

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

From the QI Twitter feed: "Any steel used in Geiger counters must be from before 1945 so that it isn't contaminated with radiation from nuclear weapons. One of the primary sources for such steel is sunken ships from World War 2." "Pre-atomic"/"low background" steel also gets used in radiology equip...
by Eric the .5b
17 May 2019, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1413
Views: 54087

Re: Inequality

Holier-than-thou progressives want me to support a program that will eventually lead to them guillotining each other? Where do I send the donations? The problem is that they involve lots of other people before getting to each other. But yeah, I think Julian Sanchez called it; it's a lame form of ed...
by Eric the .5b
16 May 2019, 17:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 15583

Re: The Abortion Thread

If the entire forced-birth movement had been taken over by deep-cover pro-choice secret agents whose mission was "make the forced-birth movement look as cruel and ignorant as possible," they'd be hard-pressed to do better than the actual forced-birthers have done. *thinks hard* Maybe if they went b...
by Eric the .5b
15 May 2019, 16:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2654
Views: 146514

Re: Video Games!

This is where I don't turn in my decoder ring: https://photos.smugmug.com/Comics/Pa-comics/n-xmQS5/i-gLVJvNZ/0/2100x20000/i-gLVJvNZ-2100x20000.jpg You're damn adults, so shut up and parent. Don't let your kids buy loot boxes. Don't let them buy games with the possibility of loot boxes, if need be.
by Eric the .5b
15 May 2019, 16:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 15583

Re: The Abortion Thread

Under the new law Alabama passed, a rape victim who gets an abortion, or the doctor who performs it, will face a MUCH longer prison sentence than the actual rapist. You know, I'd say Trump took off the brakes for these crazies, but we haven't had many shootings of abortion providers for a few years...
by Eric the .5b
14 May 2019, 22:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occupy This
Replies: 1129
Views: 40101

Re: Occupy This

The intuitions of the left are at least equal parts about a kind of justice and a profound sense that trade offs are for other people / costs aren’t real. “I’m so tired of hearing we can’t have the world I want JUST BECAUSE it has a price tag,” is a sentiment I’ve heard my whole life. FWIW, I hear ...
by Eric the .5b
14 May 2019, 21:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2654
Views: 146514

Re: Video Games!

It's been fun playing City of Heroes/City of Villains again on Homecoming. Holy crap , they added a lot of powers and customization options, either after I'd drifted away or in that beta update that never went live before they shut down. No telling how long this lasts before it gets shut down, but h...
by Eric the .5b
14 May 2019, 14:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occupy This
Replies: 1129
Views: 40101

Re: Occupy This

The specific relationship of OWS to anything going on now appears to be the 99%/1% slogan business and being the first place some people (particularly young Blues) who'd been ignoring the left heard various left-wing policy demands that had been around for ages. Because it was just a bunch of left-w...
by Eric the .5b
14 May 2019, 05:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1118
Views: 66192

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Whatever the MIC thinks about war, the hype they push about their capabilities encourages politician to get their war on.
by Eric the .5b
13 May 2019, 17:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fishing for analogues
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: Fishing for analogues

Part of it is ports, but part of it is that fish tend to cluster in fixed, nutrient rich areas. So fishing in many cases is closer to mining than to roaming herds. Also, when sea life moves seasonally, they move to areas that are really hard to reach. Though, you do get fishing cultures that roam a...
by Eric the .5b
13 May 2019, 03:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1118
Views: 66192

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

This sounds an awful lot like confiscating assets from people she doesn't like: When we say “tax the rich,” we mean nesting-doll yacht rich. For-profit prison rich. Betsy DeVos, student-loan-shark rich. Trick-the-country-into-war rich. Subsidizing-workforce-w-food-stamps rich. Because THAT kind of ...
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2019, 22:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1923
Views: 85083

Re: Home $weet Home

The tiny homes fad has been weird and overpriced ever since it was European designers going "look at this economical and ecologically sustainable home I can fit into a shipping container" and charging as much as for a new home.

The DIY end of the van life fad is at least less absurd on cost grounds.
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2019, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

If you take out all those names at the start...what is the IDW even about or defined by?
by Eric the .5b
09 May 2019, 20:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 906
Views: 42876

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Some communication is on the threatening side. “Don’t forget, we don’t let [border security agents]and we can’t let them use weapons,” Trump said of federal border security officials tasked with apprehending immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico. “Other countries do, but we can’t. ...
by Eric the .5b
09 May 2019, 20:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that WAS in the Onion
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: News that WAS in the Onion

Yeah, I just saw that and was going to link...

Fuck.

(And thanks, Obama...)
by Eric the .5b
07 May 2019, 15:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 477
Views: 27480

Re: Iran (so far away)

Yeah, Julian Sanchez and others have been pointing out that the chuckleheads are trying to spin a long-planned exercise as a scary warning.