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by Jake
12 Sep 2019, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks
Replies: 57
Views: 3434

Re: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks

Aresen wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 15:21
JasonL wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 14:53
You missed the part where it’s Japan.
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 15:18
And the part about how it's been the plot of upwards of a dozen Star Trek and Twilight Zone episodes.
My bad. I assumed grylliaders wouldn't have to be told those things.
It's like Aresen knows us... :)
by Jake
12 Sep 2019, 15:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 863
Views: 51258

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

dhex wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 13:25
Mo wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 09:21
When did dhex start making dad jokes?
[dad jokes]
Dhex is preparing for a new writing career, to commence as soon as the pot-enriched version of Laffy Taffy is ready to launch. :)
by Jake
09 Sep 2019, 13:26
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: ATOMIC FRUITBAT SIGNAL
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: ATOMIC FRUITBAT SIGNAL

I don't think it has a snowball's chance of passing, but I'll do some selective irradiation just in case. ;)
by Jake
09 Sep 2019, 11:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4801
Views: 246148

Re: Food

Warren wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 22:45
dhex wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 21:04
That's half the fun of spicy food dude.
What's the other half?
Watching someone with less spice tolerance than you have eating the same thing.
by Jake
05 Sep 2019, 16:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18350

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

So there's not much in the way of good experiments in UBI out there, but it occurs to me that we have a sort of "natural experiment" that's been going on for years: the prison system. Prisoners have their (extremely) basic needs met; they have food, water, shelter. They have a place to sleep and a p...
by Jake
05 Sep 2019, 01:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1590
Views: 64872

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

Gordon B. Hinckley. Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.
by Jake
03 Sep 2019, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6997
Views: 263477

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

“The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.” I remember these claims about D&D during the Satanic Panic of the '80s... and I so desperately wanted to ask the aut...
by Jake
03 Sep 2019, 16:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1221
Views: 51707

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

Aresen wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 15:39
We almost need a thread for anti-gay preachers and activists
Aresen wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 15:39
who later come out as gay
But you repeat yourself. :)
by Jake
03 Sep 2019, 16:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6997
Views: 263477

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

“The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.” I remember these claims about D&D during the Satanic Panic of the '80s... and I so desperately wanted to ask the aut...
by Jake
30 Aug 2019, 20:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3460
Views: 173073

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I didn't notice it at all. I'm gonna sleep right through the Big One, I expect.
by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 20:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 131
Views: 3530

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

Aresen wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 18:14
Interesting that the central figure in Milhouse Van Houten's organization chart (the figure in the top center) appears to be the Atomic Fruitbat.
No comment.
by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9771
Views: 426244

Re: Petty annoyances

Wixenstyx wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 14:51
[...] but I swear if they say, 'We should really norm around that." one more time I am going to beat them to death with my cane.
Some motivated... reinterpretation may be in order.

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by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 11:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 131
Views: 3530

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

The Internet is alive with conspiracy nattering at the moment. I'm not staking out a position on whether Epstein's death is or is not a conspiracy, at this point, but I will push back against at least one argument I'm seeing out there: "He was on suicide watch, therefore it must have been murder!" C...
by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 11:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6997
Views: 263477

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I'm guessing he was trying to do a weird flex on his Second Amendment rights. Hey, it looks like I was right! The story's been updated . "I wanted to know if that Walmart honored the Second Amendment," Dmitriy Andreychenko told investigators, according to a probable cause statement filed by Springf...
by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 05:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6997
Views: 263477

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I'm guessing he was trying to do a weird flex on his Second Amendment rights. There are people who'll walk into a city hall, for example, and say horrible things to the staff, and/or get all up in their faces recording video because they want to "test" the local government and see if they can get th...
by Jake
08 Aug 2019, 17:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1388
Views: 60184

Re: cars and how they get that way

Flip up lights or gtfo ;) As the former owner/driver of a Ford Probe, I take issue with this. They look cool until the mechanism fails, at which point your car either looks like it's drunk or flirting all the time. Not worth it. Drunk and flirting seems like a good way to make sure your car is popu...
by Jake
07 Aug 2019, 11:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2782
Views: 173740

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

Binge-watched the first season of The Boys on Amazon Prime. Loved it, and can't wait for Season 2. The basic idea is this: Imagine that Wayne Industries was the employer/sponsor of the Justice League. Except that Wayne Industries was corrupt as hell, and the Justice League was made up of sociopathic...
by Jake
07 Aug 2019, 10:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9771
Views: 426244

Re: Petty annoyances

Internet-based college courses that leverage the 'busy work' convention of 'Comment on X posts from your classmates' just strike me as lazy. Peer review is fine in its place, but I really don't care what my classmates think of my spreadsheet of t-test practice problems, nor do I care to waste my ti...
by Jake
06 Aug 2019, 17:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12260
Views: 766189

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Aresen wrote:
06 Aug 2019, 16:21
"Getting elected" ranks below "have a root canal without anesthetic" in my list of preferences.
Don't kink-shame me!
by Jake
06 Aug 2019, 10:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 720
Views: 29076

Re: The F Word

nicole wrote:
06 Aug 2019, 10:07
She must be fun at Thanksgiving dinner. "Don't you dare pass me the mashed potatoes! I'm gonna climb over the table for them myself so I can be smug on Twitter later."
by Jake
02 Aug 2019, 13:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 265
Views: 34548

Re: On the modern electric guitar

JD wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 11:53
- Because there's nothing holding the neck, it is possible for the guitar for the guitar to get bumped sideways off the stand, although it is less likely than you might think.
A liberal application of epoxy should largely eliminate this risk.
by Jake
24 Jul 2019, 18:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Quotable quotes
Replies: 1543
Views: 100592

Re: Quotable quotes

Aresen wrote:
24 Jul 2019, 18:12
Warren wrote:
24 Jul 2019, 18:02
Pham Nuwen wrote:
24 Jul 2019, 17:56
I killed you years ago. The poison is slowly working it's way through your system.
I swapped goblets while your back was turned.
The first person who says 'I put poison in both goblets' gets to attack me with a banana.
What if he's got a pointed stick?
by Jake
24 Jul 2019, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Not At All Secret Gryll (athon) For Grylliade
Replies: 33
Views: 8905

Re: Not At All Secret Gryll (athon) For Grylliade

I DON'T APPROVE OF YOU GUYS BEING KIND TO ME But on the other hand, I would be furious if I were trying to help one of you and you didn't let me, so I suppose I have to behave accordingly. *sigh* Yes, that is still the correct PayPal address. UGH, YOU ARE ALL TERRIBLE LIBERTARIANS, BE MORE SELFISH ...
by Jake
23 Jul 2019, 15:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Not At All Secret Gryll (athon) For Grylliade
Replies: 33
Views: 8905

Re: Not At All Secret Gryll (athon) For Grylliade

... This is me quoting Ellie in order to direct her attention to this thread, and, more specifically, to this question. Is the PayPal address "afterwards" at "gmail.com" still the correct means of greasing the wheels of commerce? Also, Ellie, here are the rules for your response: 1) If the answer t...
by Jake
22 Jul 2019, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 761
Views: 46347

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Per NPR: So GEO Group, one of the private prison companies running some of the migrant camps, is posting jobs for doctors on medical job boards that offer $400k annually for only two years of experience (this is apparently very high) and no board certification, and lists a job requirement that appl...