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by Sandy
Today, 15:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 227
Views: 9883

Re: Net Neutrality

The problem is that most claims by the anti-NN side are also bullshit. ISPs have been building out capacity since 2014. They have continued not to expand into rural areas at the same rate they weren't despite taking "rural broadband access fees" from you all along. Streaming has gotten better for ex...
by Sandy
Today, 13:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 2041

Re: The Abortion Thread

The other side would be that aborting Down's syndrome babies is ableism. They already make that argument for deaf kids and cochlear implants. My argument against the 'no cochlear implants' people is to posit the discovery of a hypothetical new sense - something like the magnetic compass certain mig...
by Sandy
Today, 12:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 2041

Re: The Abortion Thread

If you really want to boggle, there's the trans-disabled people. Though at least their whole thing is self-inflicted, so no real libertarian objections to it. Unless I'm asked to pay for it.
by Sandy
Today, 12:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 2041

Re: The Abortion Thread

The other side would be that aborting Down's syndrome babies is ableism. They already make that argument for deaf kids and cochlear implants.
by Sandy
Today, 12:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8432
Views: 232509

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Most keyboard trays are well below my elbows to the point where my wrists have to bend back to type on the thing. I prefer it on the desktop with the desk leveled just beneath my elbows. Also makes using the trackpad much easier. Using mice with batteries makes them really heavy and leads to RSI if ...
by Sandy
Today, 12:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 377
Views: 5620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

There's nothing hotter than a guy who listens. "Just girly things"

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by Sandy
Today, 11:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 2041

Re: The Abortion Thread

Politics are so fucked I could see supporters on both sides of the culture war.
by Sandy
Today, 11:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1467
Views: 50604

Re: Twitter!

Oooh, dig the slip from the crosswind. Skillz.
by Sandy
Today, 11:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 454
Views: 18144

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

dhex wrote:
Yesterday, 18:09
Andrew wrote:
Yesterday, 12:51
I wish it were ambient music. Some Eno or Frippertronics would be ideal. This is music that could get you or dbcooper to crack in under an hour.
/dhex/gry/prog_jokes.exe
Just remix the sound of Dave Weigel listening to Triumvrat's A la Carte.
by Sandy
Yesterday, 20:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 416
Views: 8000

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

If Trump wanted to piss off the security establishment, he’d pardon Snowden.

Someone should get that to Fox News.
by Sandy
Yesterday, 12:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 454
Views: 18144

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

I've only been to one yoga class EVER with music. It wasn't good. I don't know what to say to this, Jadacole. I'm pretty sure with-music is weirder. I mean I've done a lot of yoga, in a bunch of different places, and the only one that did have music specified it was a music class. I envy your exper...
by Sandy
Yesterday, 10:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4348
Views: 71205

Re: Orange is the new President

Kolohe wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 18:20
She's running.
And Elizabeth Warren low-key called her a slut, but attributed it to Trump.

2017 does lay bare the essence of politics.
by Sandy
Yesterday, 10:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 454
Views: 18144

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

nicole wrote:
Yesterday, 08:25
I've only been to one yoga class EVER with music. It wasn't good.
I don't know what to say to this, Jadacole.
by Sandy
12 Dec 2017, 12:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31275

Re: Inequality

JasonL wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 12:24
Also untrue.
Extra untrue, depending on one's definition of First World.
by Sandy
12 Dec 2017, 12:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 2041

Re: The Abortion Thread

Jennifer wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 12:00
"Even if I conceded that a fetus is a person on par with the woman carrying it, the problem still remains: How do you give rights to a fetus, to a person that's inside of a person, without taking rights from the person that the person is inside of?"
My exact problem with positive rights.
by Sandy
12 Dec 2017, 10:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 377
Views: 5620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

In response to the line of discussion last articulated by Highway, lunchstealer and Dangerman: I can't find it online, but this reminds me of the SNL sketch about proper office conduct where they were doing a Goofus and Gallant type comparison between Chris Parnell and some super handsome guest of ...
by Sandy
12 Dec 2017, 10:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1352
Views: 50511

Re: Home $weet Home

dhex wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 08:08
We have propane. Only option.
Hank Hill Approved.™
by Sandy
11 Dec 2017, 17:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8985
Views: 289539

Re: Petty annoyances

Ellie wrote:
11 Dec 2017, 15:17
Three hours at the dentist getting two broken teeth ground down, and as I'm driving home one of the temporary crowns pops right off.
Thanks, I needed more nightmare fuel.
by Sandy
11 Dec 2017, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30350

Re: Private Money!

Mo wrote:
11 Dec 2017, 14:27
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, it's an application of blockchain. Very different things. It's like saying that Pointcast or Kozmo are the internet.
To wit:

https://www.cbronline.com/news/ibm-code ... n-chatbots
by Sandy
11 Dec 2017, 15:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5344
Views: 192552

Re: Light laffs

dbcooper wrote:
11 Dec 2017, 15:11
South Park had the right idea.
by Sandy
11 Dec 2017, 12:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1467
Views: 50604

Re: Twitter!

by Sandy
11 Dec 2017, 12:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30350

Re: Private Money!

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by Sandy
10 Dec 2017, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 217
Views: 11806

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

I love overstuffed leather. It's super comfortable. Leather furniture is nice if you're wearing long pants and long sleeves, but not if your bare skin is going to be in contact with it. I once sat in shorts and a short sleeved t-shirt in an appropriately aged leather chair in South Carolina. It can...
by Sandy
10 Dec 2017, 13:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 377
Views: 5620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Garrison Keillor may yet turn out to be innocent: http://www.startribune.com/garrison-keillor-says-mpr-s-ceo-never-asked-for-his-side-of-the-story/462638413/ While I celebrate the removal of PHC and Keillor's masturbatory writer's almanac, if true (and I have no opinion on that), this is the sort o...
by Sandy
10 Dec 2017, 13:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 217
Views: 11806

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

I love overstuffed leather. It's super comfortable.