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by Jadagul
Yesterday, 22:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Ultramodern relationship problems
Replies: 24
Views: 355

Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

To answer the X-ennials question, X-ennials are people born in the boundary zone between Xers and Millennials. Typically 1978-82, IIRC. Timothy is in this category, and generally identifies more with Xer cynicism than Millennial idealism. This little span is where I am, along with number of coworke...
by Jadagul
14 Nov 2019, 23:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163559

Re: Twitter!

I don't think DAR was saying the authors were suffering. I read him as making almost the opposite point; it's pretty plausible that they're millionaires, because after inflation "millionaire" means "pretty successful", not "fabulously wealthy." It puts you just barely shy of the top ten percent. Now...
by Jadagul
14 Nov 2019, 21:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163559

Re: Twitter!

Elizabeth Bruenig had a good explanation of this: https://twitter.com/ebruenig/status/1195073099936518145 A lot of liberal arts colleges will pick a book that all the Freshmen have to read over the summer and then discuss during orientation. Apparently this college picked a YA novel, and this studen...
by Jadagul
12 Nov 2019, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4181
Views: 182342

Re: When journalism goes bad

I date women not because I'm straight, but because I think women are attractive and men are not.
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2019, 20:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1868
Views: 82333

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

If the Pareto principle is scale invariant, that would imply that 4% of people use 64% of resources, which is more extreme than what you're citing. (Obviously it can't be completely scale invariant. That would imply there was one person using like six percent of all health care spending. But in a l...
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2019, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1868
Views: 82333

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

That's what I said!

Jason said that even knowing the Pareto principle, it's surprising that 5% of people use 50% of resources. I pointed out that a naive extrapolation of Pareto would give something even more extreme than that.
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2019, 15:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1868
Views: 82333

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

If the Pareto principle is scale invariant, that would imply that 4% of people use 64% of resources, which is more extreme than what you're citing. (Obviously it can't be completely scale invariant. That would imply there was one person using like six percent of all health care spending. But in a lo...
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2019, 15:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Zack Snyder's Slow Motion French Fries: the DCEU Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 9407

Re: Zack Snyder's Slow Motion French Fries: the DCEU Thread

Warren wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 11:33
Ellie wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 11:32
In this version, Jim Rash Riddler is the slinky one, obvs.
Yeah, you're writing fanfic.
So are the film producers.
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2019, 18:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12315
Views: 788753

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I'm glad I saw the Mona Lisa. I don't remember it being especially crowded. It didn't blow me away from what I remember, but it's also hard to come to it in any vaguely neutral way.

It can be very good and still feel extremely overhyped.
by Jadagul
06 Nov 2019, 15:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3164
Views: 171905

Re: What are you reading?

Warren wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 10:33
I just paid full retail for Edward Snowden's book.
You know the Feds probably get all the money, right?
by Jadagul
05 Nov 2019, 20:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1092
Views: 72396

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

It's never awful. I manage. But yes, I normally don't unbutton my pants to piss. That's what the fly is for.
by Jadagul
05 Nov 2019, 15:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5851
Views: 293492

Re: Light laffs

I don't believe it. The answer isn't 5! The answer is 120. The answer is also 5!. But the answer isn't 5! It may be all those things but it's not funny, so I feel misled by the whole situation. You have to be deeeeeeply nerdy for it to be funny. Even deeplier nerdy than I can manage, and I'm so ner...
by Jadagul
05 Nov 2019, 15:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1092
Views: 72396

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Well if you just keep buying the same sized underwear from high school, by the time you get to a certain age, you get some extra tension. But srsly he's not wrong, if you're going the briefs or boxer-briefs route and have them not-saggy, they're going to produce at least a little pressure on your b...
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2019, 21:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 419
Views: 31176

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

You believe in the power of models and the isolatability of variables in complex systems. You believe in the engineering mindset and specified outcomes. This is true in your preferences for wonkish interference in the economy and in your aesthetic pursuits I’ve seen you discuss. I do not hold those...
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2019, 20:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 419
Views: 31176

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

I mean, the gelatin thing isn't to be as good; it's a quick fix for having shitty stock. If you have time to make a stock there's no reason to do the dumb hack. I always have _too much_ homemade stock, so this isn't an issue for me. (I keep a bag of scraps in the freezer and throw them in the insta...
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2019, 17:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 419
Views: 31176

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

I mean, the gelatin thing isn't to be as good; it's a quick fix for having shitty stock. If you have time to make a stock there's no reason to do the dumb hack. I always have _too much_ homemade stock, so this isn't an issue for me. (I keep a bag of scraps in the freezer and throw them in the instan...
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2019, 17:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1092
Views: 72396

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

That's awkward if I'm not taking my pants off. Trying to hold my shorts down through the fly of my trousers is super obnoxious. I never have much of an issue with it with briefs that have normal flies. Unfortunately, normal flies suck for everything else. But maybe I should try just unbuttoning my p...
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2019, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1092
Views: 72396

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

I really like me undies but the lack of a dick escape hatch is a tactical issue for urinals I had not contemplated until today. Exactly this. They barraged me with offers after I first purchased a few pairs to try, so I finally wrote back saying the absence of a fly was a deal-breaker. (I did not a...
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2019, 16:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 419
Views: 31176

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

So to be clear, I've had a lot of great burgers that _don't_ use American cheese. But there is definitely a place for American cheese in burgers, especially the smash-style burgers that Kenji is describing that are "held together with hope and melted cheese." Also, I wouldn't be surprised if some re...
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2019, 14:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 419
Views: 31176

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

American is the _least_ likely cheese to be an oil spill; that's kind of the whole point. The sodium citrate et c. made it melt more smoothly rather than breaking into an oily puddle if you overheat it. (As you say, this is way more important in mac and cheese, which is much easier to break. I've se...
by Jadagul
03 Nov 2019, 22:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 419
Views: 31176

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

American melts better and more cleanly than other cheeses and doesn't break if it gets too hot. Sometimes that's what you want. Then go full Velveeta and be done with it. "American" cheese is strictly for semi-evolved troglodytes with 50 word vocabularies and no experience with flatware. No excepti...
by Jadagul
03 Nov 2019, 21:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 419
Views: 31176

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

American melts better and more cleanly than other cheeses and doesn't break if it gets too hot. Sometimes that's what you want.
by Jadagul
01 Nov 2019, 03:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 191359

Re: Market Failure!

Eric the .5b wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 20:42
Jadagul wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 18:19
I dress up iconoclastically and dramatically all the time! And also slutty when I feel like it.
Nobody would have gotten my "Slutty Jadagul" costume, sadly.
How is a Slutty Jadagul different from a regular Jadagul?
by Jadagul
31 Oct 2019, 18:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 191359

Re: Market Failure!

Two solid months of godawful Halloween songs, Halloween decorations left up into February, Ugly Halloween Sweater parties at work, the expectation to buy and exchange thoughtless and needless Halloween gifts, and of course the excruciating Halloween dinner with your aged racist family, which you ha...
by Jadagul
31 Oct 2019, 02:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 191359

Re: Market Failure!

Well, Christmas is the best holiday and Halloween is the worst one.