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by J sub D
31 Mar 2011, 12:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3444
Views: 164027

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Pham Nuwen wrote:What the fuck? 55 outside? Fuck you mother nature!
Cry me a river.
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by J sub D
29 Mar 2011, 16:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 240
Views: 17185

Re: MARCH MADNESS

We're probably in a place where the One and Done Freshman thing has destroyed any real credible notion that you know who the best teams are by the time March rolls around. It's fun, but the whole seeding thing is probably becoming more of a farce. I'm not inclined to try to fix anything by having m...
by J sub D
28 Mar 2011, 14:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 240
Views: 17185

Re: MARCH MADNESS

Mo wrote:Why 64?
As any technician worth his salt knows, if it works, don't try to fix it. The present 68 (8 teams get an opportunity to be one of four #16 seeds) is too fucking stupid to even discuss.
by J sub D
28 Mar 2011, 11:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 240
Views: 17185

Re: MARCH MADNESS

While not proof, this fact supports the concept of a just God, or at least one with a sense of humor, reigning over the universe -
There's not a #1 or #2 seed in the final four this year.
by J sub D
27 Mar 2011, 20:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9708
Views: 403577

Re: Petty annoyances

Regarding Earth Hour, I'm sympathetic to the whole "Let's reduce waste and save the earth" kind of thing, but hate all symbolic gestures because people think making the gesture equals actually doing something. On the other hand, given that these are many of the same people who banned lightbulbs and...
by J sub D
27 Mar 2011, 20:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 367581

Re: OFFS

Robocop Statue News Update: "RoboCop" springs eternal, if you look at what's happening lately. The Web drive for the controversial statue has raised more than $60,000 -- and prompted an online RoboCharity effort that's funneled thousands of dollars more toward Forgotten Harvest and helping feed hun...
by J sub D
27 Mar 2011, 20:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1190
Views: 51510

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

40 Afghans Kidnapped By Insurgents Insurgents kidnapped 40 men in an ambush in the northeastern province of Kunar on Saturday, Afghan officials said. And a suicide bomber killed 13 people and wounded 56 others in the eastern province of Paktika on Sunday, according to initial NATO reports, although...
by J sub D
27 Mar 2011, 19:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cool little things
Replies: 1038
Views: 62273

Re: Cool little things

Hugh Akston wrote:Replacing the wiring should be easy enough, but have you looked into finding replacement tubes?
Acquiring vacuum tubes for '40s era radios is an easy task.
In metro Detroit there is still a brick and mortar store specializing in them.
by J sub D
27 Mar 2011, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9708
Views: 403577

Re: Petty annoyances

Regarding Earth Hour, I'm sympathetic to the whole "Let's reduce waste and save the earth" kind of thing, but hate all symbolic gestures because people think making the gesture equals actually doing something. On the other hand, given that these are many of the same people who banned lightbulbs and...
by J sub D
27 Mar 2011, 19:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Yet another thing nobody could have foreseen
Replies: 222
Views: 16771

Re: Yet another thing nobody could have foreseen

The Craigslist Sex Brouhaha was based on faulty research. Who'd of thought that a "Women's Studies Group" might present a biased report to a Congressional Committee? Even if this particular study is flawed, sex trafficking the right to control one's* own body* is still bad and by questioning the st...
by J sub D
27 Mar 2011, 18:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 906
Views: 58115

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

Mo wrote:This is pretty cool. It will also be useful for Americans dealing with the police as well.
Absolutely true. I doubt the State Department factored that wrinkle in.
by J sub D
27 Mar 2011, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1190
Views: 51510

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

On a non-snarky note, via Tyler Cowen, an interesting development wrt to Libyan oil that is indeed absolutely central to any 'end-game' http://chrisblattman.com/2011/03/25/why-the-libyan-rebels-will-probably-win/ It means that a rebel government, recognized by France, now has an oil company and a c...
by J sub D
25 Mar 2011, 13:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2381
Views: 130476

Re: The world is moving to the beat of one fewer drum.

If you haven't noticed, Elizabeth Taylor, winner of two best actress Oscars, the first million dollar star, the first paparazzi (sp?) obsession, noted AIDS activist, Michael Jackson enabler and the voice of Maggie Simpson's only spoken line died this week.

I really don't care.
by J sub D
25 Mar 2011, 11:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Big Picture Bad Things
Replies: 23
Views: 1539

Re: Big Picture Bad Things

Isaac Bartram wrote:
JasonL wrote:AThe Portugal default is kind of scary, because I think Spain is right on the verge and the Germans are getting fed up. That could be a freaking mess.
And you know what happened the last time the Germans got fed up.
Pham Nuwen wrote:Autobahn's?
Worse. Dieter Schwing.
by J sub D
25 Mar 2011, 09:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Tax reform? We don't need no stinking tax reforms.
Replies: 0
Views: 1178

Tax reform? We don't need no stinking tax reforms.

G.E.’s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether General Electric, the nation’s largest corporation, had a very good year in 2010. The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States. Its American tax bill? None. I...
by J sub D
25 Mar 2011, 08:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 367581

Re: OFFS

I've seen a machine that cures cancer by tuning into the resonance frequency of cancer cells, ... Holy shit, why didn't I see this before I started the radiation and chemo routines? All I need to do is develop a homeopathic malignant tumor resonant frequency generator and I'll be running the marath...
by J sub D
17 Mar 2011, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1190
Views: 51510

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

pistoffnick wrote:We can win the war future in...Libya.
After having brought liberal democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan, isn't Libya the next logical step?
by J sub D
17 Mar 2011, 16:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: To senior citizens: No, you are not fucking special.
Replies: 43
Views: 3838

To senior citizens: No, you are not fucking special.

Much ado about this here in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder plans to tax pensions Gov. Rick Snyder proposes to eliminate income tax exemptions for pensions and most other retirement income in Michigan as part of his budget plan Thursday, a move that would generate nearly $1 billion in additional revenue ...
by J sub D
17 Mar 2011, 15:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2405
Views: 173694

Re: Market Failure!

Kolohe wrote:Wait, a rich country has the worst non-war related catastrophe in the history of rich countries, and its currency *appreciates*?!
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/ ... YO20110316
Broken windows out the wazoo, baby.
by J sub D
17 Mar 2011, 14:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1955
Views: 130153

Re: Towing the Lion

Stevo Darkly wrote:OK, what is the deal with people from the British Commonwealth countries saying "different to" instead of "different from"?

This has got to stop.
"Different to" and "different from" are both abominations. "Different than" is correct. Case closed.
by J sub D
17 Mar 2011, 14:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 367581

Re: OFFS

Awesome: Do you think that there should maybe be some sort of law that prohibits US news stations from reporting too heavily on foreign issues? Like, in an ideal world, would you just have no idea that there had even been a tsunami because it didn’t happen in America? Yes. That’s the kind of world ...
by J sub D
17 Mar 2011, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 367581

Re: OFFS

I defer to those who know more about Japan on why they have little/no looting, but when I hear people say (and I'm not thinking about grylliaders) that there would be so much looting in the US under similar circumstances, I wonder: Would there actually be a lot of looting, or would there be a lot o...
by J sub D
17 Mar 2011, 13:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 24122

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

JasonL wrote:The cows, man. The cows.
When we transition to daylight savings time for that extra hour of sun, the grass grows more due to the longer day and I have to mow it more often.

This is not a good thing.
by J sub D
13 Mar 2011, 18:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12185
Views: 742976

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

A guy wrote a flowchart to help you figure out what baseball team you should root for. http://www.flickr.com/photos/51032954@N06/5495761824/sizes/l/ I LOL'ed at "What baseball team should I root for? -> I have a soul. -> No -> Yankees". i'd only change the redsux to, "i'm a brainless drone, program...
by J sub D
10 Mar 2011, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1955
Views: 130153

Re: Towing the Lion

Commenting on an op-ed opposing film subsidies, avidediter wrote:Nice arguments when you aren't the one losing your lively hood over this.
http://www.freep.com/comments/article/2 ... their-cost