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by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 22:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 390343

Re: Petty annoyances

dead_elvis wrote:It's just brilliant that Apple puts the dictation options in the Keyboard preferences, and not in, say, the dictation portion of Accessibility, where I logically looked getting more and more frustrated and angry until googling. WTF.
Apparently you just aren't intuitive enough, DE.
by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 11:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1098

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

If you’re going to talk about balance, then shouldn’t PDs have equal or lower case loads to prosecutors? My point is less about public defenders qua public defenders, but about negative rights requiring positive rights, but somehow not counting as positive rights. The defense of a right should stan...
by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 10:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 346
Views: 28521

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Cannibalism tho? They're not the same species. Or genus. Or family. Or order. That's cannibalism in the way a human eating a rabbit is cannibalism. A person eating a Neanderthal? Neanderthal are the same species, different subspecies. H. sapiens sapiens vs H. sapiens neandertalis. Rabbits are same ...
by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 02:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2415
Views: 118890

Re: Twitter!

Mo wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 19:26
This fucking lobster has better penmanship than my 5 year old. (I know the lobster isn’t writing)
Oh dear christ I almost posted that it was a crayfish not a lobster. I know I'm metaposting it, but the point is the impulse.
by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 02:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 346
Views: 28521

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Cannibalism tho?

They're not the same species. Or genus. Or family. Or order.

That's cannibalism in the way a human eating a rabbit is cannibalism.
by lunchstealer
06 Jun 2019, 23:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 730031

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Hickenlooper is among the least crazy, unless he thinks he has ever had a shot at the nom. I mean he just got booed for telling people that socialism isn't really as awesome as they think.
by lunchstealer
06 Jun 2019, 17:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 686
Views: 30238

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Whitman was married, and his notes before killing his mother and wife weren't the kind of invective you'd get from an incel or similarly disaffected person. ETA and as Shem says, glioblastoma is a shitty shitty drug. It's what McCain had when he went wonky in ... I think it was Comey's hearing. A fr...
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 20:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1956
Views: 88452

Re: Home $weet Home

We didn't get this house either. I am a sad panda. :( https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6235-Saulsbury-St-Arvada-CO-80003/13726881_zpid/ Damn. Not surprised it got bid out from under you, though. Thats a lotta house for the Arvada money. Hell if we'd gotten our search off the ground already we mig...
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 19:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 751
Views: 33986

Re: Putin on the Writs

Huh. Wikipedia suggests that the Navy is still operating P3s. I don't know if this is current info or not.
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 19:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

I can talk about abortion without murdered babies. Well maybe you can. But for a lot of people abortion is in fact murdering babies. I once objected to some dumbass saying that gentrification was genocide. I didn't address the underlying point that gentrification can disrupt communities and their n...
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 17:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Huh. Forty six days.
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 751
Views: 33986

Re: Putin on the Writs

I mean, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hainan_Island_incident

And the only thing that was remarkable about that is that the fighter actually hit the EP-3. But this happens all the time without a collision.
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 05:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

I find the "illegal immigrants are getting free stuff from our system" line kind of disgusting. Like, why should I feel better about naturally born US citizens getting free stuff from our system. I actually have more compassion for someone fleeing some failed state, leaving everyone and everything ...
by lunchstealer
04 Jun 2019, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6505
Views: 205540

Re: Orange is the new President

The "illegal immigrants are getting free stuff from our system" I think is one of the biggest obstacles to getting people to change their views on immigration any. In my conversations with various more open minded conservatives, even when they're perfectly fine letting in educated immigrants, they ...
by lunchstealer
04 Jun 2019, 16:23
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...

Is comedy not drama.

It's about vampires the way Archer is about spies.
by lunchstealer
04 Jun 2019, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 686
Views: 30238

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

OK, yes. Makes sense; the 'other-ing' component of the incels' dysfunction makes them worse. Like, murderers vs. suicides. In some cases, literally. This is something I've been pondering WRT mass public shootings. They're hugely self-destructive acts, often ending with suicide-by-cop or straight su...
by lunchstealer
04 Jun 2019, 11:05
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...

They also play more with the documentary conceit than most pseudodocumentaries like The Office and Modern Family, which I appreciate.
by lunchstealer
03 Jun 2019, 21:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

If only sociology and social psychology were treated with epistemological parity to the fire breather preacher down the road. We pretend that the nonsense spouted by some of these people is education while the other is a basically dumb retrograde cultural artifact. There is ... limited justificatio...
by lunchstealer
03 Jun 2019, 20:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1095
Views: 68631

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

A mention of Beria by Volokh reminded me that I'd gotten to see "Death of Stalin" a few months back and it was a joy.
by lunchstealer
03 Jun 2019, 20:14
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...

We've been using What We Do in the Shadows as our need-to-fill-half-an-hour-to-an-hour of time and we're really sad that we're coming up on the end of the season.
by lunchstealer
02 Jun 2019, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Has anyone been fired for not using zhe or zir? And it’s federal law that you can’t be fired for doing your job if that job involves giving birth control to paying customers. Woo that’s a stretch. How is that a stretch? If i said, “I’m not giving that guy Viagra because something something the patr...
by lunchstealer
01 Jun 2019, 15:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

If only sociology and social psychology were treated with epistemological parity to the fire breather preacher down the road. We pretend that the nonsense spouted by some of these people is education while the other is a basically dumb retrograde cultural artifact. There is ... limited justificatio...
by lunchstealer
01 Jun 2019, 15:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 589
Views: 26683

Re: Op-ediots

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/03/against-the-dead-consensus The Dead Consensus sounds like a cover band I might go see. Yeah but it's really weird when you get there and it turns out that they're an REO Speedeagon cover band. Btw best local punk band name I've seen after Little Fy...
by lunchstealer
31 May 2019, 13:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 751
Views: 33986

Re: Putin on the Writs

Some believe that impeachment is not only improbable but unwarranted because...well, I'm not really sure. I guess that they want to give presidents every conceivable benefit of the doubt, because we all know what a bunch of stand-up trustworthy guys presidents are. I'm going to step in and defend J...
by lunchstealer
31 May 2019, 04:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 560
Views: 49432

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

Warren wrote:
lunchstealer wrote:
30 May 2019, 18:39
Ellie I was way out ahead on the cuteness thing.
True, but Ellie is like half our age. So she get's bonus points.
Yeah I was just trying to avoid the banhammer for the peeps dis.