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by Jake
Yesterday, 03:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 924
Views: 74609

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

lunchstealer wrote: 22 Sep 2020, 17:19Maybe we can use this technology to inject into people on the inside, so they can predict earthquakes. We should ... has anybody looked into that?
We're looking into that very strongly.
by Jake
21 Sep 2020, 15:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 3063
Views: 166008

Re: I just don't get it

And it's a heartstring-tugging marketing aid when you're sitting around with a cardboard sign at some intersection.
by Jake
18 Sep 2020, 23:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1009
Views: 81838

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Jennifer wrote: 18 Sep 2020, 19:41 Crap. Justice GInsburg is dead. I shudder to think who Trump will pick to replace her.
Those two gun-waving nutters in St. Louis are both lawyers, aren't they?
by Jake
18 Sep 2020, 23:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2760

Re: Fire

The air quality index in Cottage Grove is finally back to a gloriously breathable 4.

Now it's time to clean filters.
by Jake
18 Sep 2020, 02:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1009
Views: 81838

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Which states is he going to pick up he didn't get last time? Oregon, Colorado, maybe Minnesota. Speaking as (I claim) a bona fide expert in Oregon politics, I can say with a great deal of confidence that the odds of Oregon going to Trump are similar to the odds of Joe Biden going to Trump. We're so...
by Jake
18 Sep 2020, 02:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2760

Re: Fire

Last night it cleared up nicely... for a while there, I could even see stars without the usual "giant cartoon mallet to the head" intervention. But then the wind shifted again, and tonight we got a disappointing thunderstorm that dumped a bunch of water on us for about fifteen minutes, then buggered...
by Jake
15 Sep 2020, 13:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2760

Re: Fire

Cottage Grove is down to AQI 265! I'm so excited!
by Jake
15 Sep 2020, 13:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1009
Views: 81838

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

You'd cut a great road though our freedoms to get at the Devil? Hang on... did you misquote this on purpose? William Roper: “So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!” Sir Thomas More: “Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?” William Roper: “Yes, I'd c...
by Jake
12 Sep 2020, 22:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2760

Re: Fire

Yikes! I once experienced an AQI of 174, when there were wildfires in the north part of my very big county (I live in the south part). The idea of smoke more than four times denser than that is scary. Is the air inside your house okay? Mostly, yes. Despite being a big old leaky house, our heating/A...
by Jake
12 Sep 2020, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2760

Re: Fire

For a while on Thursday night, Cottage Grove had the dubious distinction of having the worst air quality of any location on the entire planet, at AQI 807.
by Jake
12 Sep 2020, 00:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 434406

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Warren wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 17:28 Whoa. That is impressively wrong on every point.
Wait, so there aren't tits?

**stops Googling in disgust**
by Jake
11 Sep 2020, 01:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2760

Re: Fire

So far, the Oregon cities that have been completely or near-completely destroyed are: Detroit Gates Lyons Mill City Phoenix Talent And that's just the formally incorporated cities. I don't know how many unincorporated communities we've lost, but it'll be significantly more. And as of last count, mor...
by Jake
10 Sep 2020, 20:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3513
Views: 235281

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

As president of the League of Oregon Cities, 72 hours ago my organization represented 241 cities... which was every city in Oregon. Now we represent 236 cities... which is still every city in Oregon.

This is awful.
by Jake
09 Sep 2020, 17:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3513
Views: 235281

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

One fire is about twenty miles south, but the wind direction and terrain aren't going to be conducive for it to threaten Cottage Grove. The other, more dangerous one is about eighteen miles NNE (or at least the closest edge of the "evacuate now!" zone is). Since the wind is pushing it westward (whic...
by Jake
08 Sep 2020, 00:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3513
Views: 235281

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

We just got a bunch of smoke and ash here in Fruitbatopia, too, which is odd, as the fires are to our east, but the wind normally comes from the west. Signs and portents, I reckon.
by Jake
04 Sep 2020, 23:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1443
Views: 90318

Re: cars and how they get that way

The Atomic Fruitwife had a collision in a parking lot (the sort of unlikely occurrence where two people, each located squarely in the other's blind spot, simultaneously back out of parking spaces and meet in the middle). Despite it being mostly cosmetic damage (several panels were crunched up, and t...
by Jake
04 Sep 2020, 23:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1443
Views: 90318

Re: cars and how they get that way

I wish that the author had delved a little more deeply into why Americans want and make big SUVs and pickups now, though, and how CAFE standards may have unintentionally driven this. Having studied this specific issue during econ classes in my masters' program, I think it's pretty safe to drop the ...
by Jake
03 Sep 2020, 18:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 794
Views: 65783

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Warren wrote: 01 Sep 2020, 11:06
Jake wrote: 01 Sep 2020, 03:11disemvoweling
Nice. Did you just coin that?
I wish. It seems that "yokeltarian" will remain my sole contribution to our mother tongue.
by Jake
01 Sep 2020, 03:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Conspiracy and Kooky thinking
Replies: 107
Views: 5664

Re: Conspiracy and Kooky thinking

I love how the revival of this thread focused on conspiracy for all of four one-to-two-sentence posts, one of which was just an Ur-Kobold callback, and then devolved into an analysis of the split between theology and practice and the minutia of consecrating communion wafers. I aver that religious m...
by Jake
01 Sep 2020, 03:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 794
Views: 65783

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

dbcooper wrote: 31 Aug 2020, 10:16
Why the disemvoweling? Did Adam Driver get cancelled or something?
by Jake
29 Aug 2020, 22:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 437
Views: 45870

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

Eric the .5b wrote: 29 Aug 2020, 21:23Really, that alone shows how fucked they we are, in multiple dimensions.
FIFY.
by Jake
27 Aug 2020, 16:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: RPG ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: RPG ideas

My other idea is a Princess Bride spinoff using D&D rules: The characters wake up soaked in salt-water, half-drowned, on a boat. A man comes up and identifies himself as the Dread Pirate Robert. He needs their help finding Inigo Montoya, who was the previous Dread Pirate Robert. They may have to lo...
by Jake
22 Aug 2020, 15:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 580
Views: 47668

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

I hate when British/Australian/New Zealander people say "homely" to mean cozy and comfortable, i.e. what we Americans would call "homey." I know it's not WRONG (like the way so many people type "weary of" when they mean "wary of") but it drives me bananas. "Oh, I love your cabin, it's so ugly!" I f...
by Jake
13 Aug 2020, 19:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Art and art-like things
Replies: 67
Views: 9781

Re: Art and art-like things

So I guess Topher Grace should play Caligula whenever ancient Rome becomes the Hollywood Hotness again.
by Jake
10 Aug 2020, 03:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Warren's Novelty Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Re: Warren's Novelty Thread

My thought process: 1) I don't know if I'm gonna like this; this guy seems like a real jerk. 2) Oh, hang on, he's doing something great! 3) Nope, he's a jerk. I'm seeing him as sort of a Trevor-type from Grand Theft Auto V. 4) Wait, I know two of these characters! 5) Now I'm having trouble with my s...