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by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 21:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

dhex wrote:
Today, 20:18
The correct response to STREAM is always "really?"

the only thing religious orgs engineer is rapist convoys.
So, not counting cathedrals?
by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 15:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

thoreau wrote:
Today, 11:19
STEAM is big but STEMM+HACD is trying to supplant it.

I favor STEABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
It's a malignant STEM cell.
by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 15:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

JasonL wrote:
27 May 2019, 08:49
We all agree at least that the name is fucking terrible.
If only they'd called themselves "grylliade," no one would have ever heard of them.
by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 02:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

dhex wrote:
Yesterday, 20:51
populism be like that
I hear it's very popular.
by D.A. Ridgely
08 Jun 2019, 23:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1740
Views: 65636

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

JasonL wrote:
08 Jun 2019, 23:00
Left and right should be able to come together on patent reform and generic shenanigans. They won’t
The left loves regulation and the right enjoys captive regulators. It's a marriage made in political heaven.
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jun 2019, 19:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1740
Views: 65636

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

But you’re saying you don’t see how they could determine if the treatment was effective. At least one way is by the difference in physiological signs. And yes, all the things you mention is why Alzheimer’s treatments are ridiculously expensive to run. Because they have to span a decade or more befo...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jun 2019, 18:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worth a Thousand Lulz
Replies: 814
Views: 56252

Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

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by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jun 2019, 18:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1740
Views: 65636

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Yeah, I'm not saying animal trials would be useless. Medical pharmaceutical research is fraught with all sorts of problems and in the case of Alzheimer's the problem is complicated by the fact that there are so many other causes of memory loss, dementia, etc. of one sort or another in older people. ...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jun 2019, 16:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1740
Views: 65636

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I can see how animal trials may be of value in determining the possible harm of potential Alzheimer's drugs, but I'm a bit unclear what use they could be in determining their effectiveness. Moreover, given that some level of informed consent is required in human trials of any sort, it's unclear to m...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jun 2019, 15:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 730031

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

If Bernie were elected, even Democrats would start muttering about how at least they could reason with Trump.
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Jun 2019, 20:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm with him on Nordstrom's, though. Come to think of it, I'm not even sure how any department stores have managed to survive.
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Jun 2019, 18:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1095
Views: 68631

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Tbh, after all the hype, I found it good, but not a great as advertised. (Specifically, I feel had 2nd act problems - the absurdity of the openning wasn't heightened enough, and the parallel plot with the orchestra recording wasn't tied into the main plot that well) I agree. I decided it wasn't a g...
by D.A. Ridgely
04 Jun 2019, 20:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

Old ladies know how to give the most savage burns. https://thehill.com/policy/international/446610-queen-elizabeth-gives-trump-a-first-edition-of-churchills-the-second Queen Elizabeth II gave President Trump an abridged first edition of Winston Churchill's "The Second World War" after the president...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Jun 2019, 21:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

Yeah, I don't think Mexico is under any more illusions about the man's trustworthiness than the rest of the world. If he's talking, he's lying.
by D.A. Ridgely
01 Jun 2019, 17:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

Ho hum. "No controlling authority...." "No evidence that I did it only because ...." We all know there's no pettiness too shallow for Trump to shrug off, but this isn't even a side-show example of that pettiness or of lackies covering up their lackitude after the fact. It's just business as usual.
by D.A. Ridgely
01 Jun 2019, 16:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2697
Views: 156565

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

Also in middle of season 2 of Fleabag. This is good, enjoyed the first season. Cringey, but cringey for a reason and has a payoff. I think "cringey" was probably the one-word pitch for that show. The first season was cringe-inducing for different plot purposes, of course, but since I don't particul...
by D.A. Ridgely
31 May 2019, 20:16
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Make School Hard Again
Replies: 40
Views: 958

Re: Make School Hard Again

I get all that. I just find the constancy of the ratio to be absolutely amazing. Some requirements got rewritten and others didn't so that the ratio could remain exactly flat. Must be some amazing feedback loops. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk Another factor must be the huge expansion of the...
by D.A. Ridgely
31 May 2019, 19:42
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Make School Hard Again
Replies: 40
Views: 958

Re: Make School Hard Again

https://www.newyorkfed.org/research/college-labor-market/college-labor-market_underemployment_rates.html For nearly 30 years, a third of college graduates (all ages, not just new grads) have been in jobs that don't require a college degree. Yes, there are non-wage upsides to an educated public, but...
by D.A. Ridgely
30 May 2019, 18:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

I, for one, eagerly await the commissioning of the USS Mueller, the USS Hillary and the USS Rosie O'Donnell.
by D.A. Ridgely
29 May 2019, 23:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

I don't think the aircrew patch thing is a big deal or a deal at all. I think the likeness of a sitting president on a military uniform is a very big deal. It had to be at the very least acquiesced to by the chain of command and that's a problem, too. The UCMJ requires no overt disrespect toward th...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 May 2019, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

If one wanted to put a positive gloss on the last several years, one could argue that the federal government is both so impervious and so broken already that it can withstand even an obviously unstable, unfit president, at least so far. Yes, he profited from Russian attempts to put the obviously wea...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 May 2019, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 380
Views: 18483

Re: The Abortion Thread

As the philosopher Ron White said, you can't fix stupid. And we'll never rid the world of stupid people because there are more of them and they breed more than non-stupid people. More importantly in this context, the law can't (and even if it could, probably shouldn't try to) solve all the various w...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 May 2019, 21:31
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Make School Hard Again
Replies: 40
Views: 958

Re: Make School Hard Again

Yes, foreign languages should begin being taught in elementary school. That said, if you want to drastically cut down on college applications (which I do) while giving a well deserved advantage especially to bi-lingual Spanish speaking college prep students (but any widely spoken language will suff...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 May 2019, 18:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

Wait! What? The ship isn't named in honor of White Anglo-Saxon Protestants?
by D.A. Ridgely
28 May 2019, 18:38
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Make School Hard Again
Replies: 40
Views: 958

Re: Make School Hard Again

thoreau wrote:
28 May 2019, 18:00
Warren wrote:
28 May 2019, 17:56
collage degree
I'd settle for teaching engineers to spell...
Maybe he was alluding to the pastiche nature of the curricular status quo.