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by Jadagul
17 Dec 2018, 19:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6623
Views: 212241

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Maybe this is a US thing, but the credit card companies are adamant that businesses not charge additional fees or higher prices for using a card. So I don't know that this is any worse than a shop that raises the price for cash customers to match their card price. Another peeve I have with 'no cash...
by Jadagul
12 Dec 2018, 20:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4617
Views: 199812

Re: Food

I have a rotisserie chicken and have decided to use the carcass to make stock. Any tips? (Looks at Warren). Stock Is pretty straightforward. Put the carcass in a pot. I'd add, like, an onion sliced in half, and any other veggie trimmings you have lying around. Simmer for like eight hours. (Try to k...
by Jadagul
10 Dec 2018, 18:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 48021

Re: Inequality

There is a substantial wage premium for working in higher productivity/denser areas even for unskilled labor. I don't know how that premium compares to the increase in rent, though. (This is one reason I think liberalizing the housing supply is so important---if we can minimize the rent premium for ...
by Jadagul
04 Dec 2018, 15:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1692
Views: 92989

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

The trick with this one is there isn't decades worth of stories to mine from in the same way as many of the other heroes. She might as well be a brand new character. Carol Danvers has been a thing since 1968, a superhero since 1977, and Captain Marvel since they realized 'captain' is not a gendered...
by Jadagul
01 Dec 2018, 00:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 530
Views: 22576

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Dr. Tyson is a poster child for Physicists' Disease. You take that back! His undergraduate degree is certainly in physics, but all of his subsequent degrees and work are in astronomy. We take no responsibility for him. Is this like how mathematicians sometimes think statistics is a subfield and som...
by Jadagul
30 Nov 2018, 20:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 530
Views: 22576

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Dr. Tyson is a poster child for Physicists' Disease.
by Jadagul
30 Nov 2018, 19:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1260
Views: 32983

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Nearly 2/3 of all deaths by firearm are suicides. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/gun-deaths/ This is hands down the best argument against gun control. Also the best argument for gun control; my understanding is that gun control is a lot more effective at reducing suicide than at reducing homi...
by Jadagul
30 Nov 2018, 05:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 35
Views: 3319

Re: When life gives you Yemens

You've gotta admit, though, if you want your time in office to look like the Golden Age of America, you've just gotta do two things: 1) Follow George W. Bush. 2) Precede Donald Trump. All else will be obscured by the divine light radiating from the Halo of Not Being Either of Those Guys. Only Donal...
by Jadagul
24 Nov 2018, 15:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Odd words that don't look or sound like what they mean
Replies: 50
Views: 1212

Re: Odd words that don't look or sound like what they mean

It's kind of both? Overused and therefore empty and valueless. Shit you're saying just because it's what everyone says.
by Jadagul
24 Nov 2018, 02:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Odd words that don't look or sound like what they mean
Replies: 50
Views: 1212

Re: Odd words that don't look or sound like what they mean

Insipid. For some reason when I hear it I think more on the lines of maudlin or cloying, not "lacking flavor" as it is defined. Holy shit. And her all this time I thought it was a synonym for 'simple minded'. Same. I mean, you're basically right, I think. Insipid means flavorless. So an insipid sen...
by Jadagul
22 Nov 2018, 00:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 132
Views: 3305

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

Also I followed someone's recipe for mashed sweet potatoes and decided what the fuck I'll add honey like they say. Sweet potatoes are sweet. Mashed sweet potatoes should be sweet. Sweet does not mean sugary. They're still a starch vegetable, not a goddamned desert-side. I have tested the waters, an...
by Jadagul
21 Nov 2018, 19:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 132
Views: 3305

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

Pham Nuwen wrote:
21 Nov 2018, 16:47
I don't want to be judged. I respect and admire the people here. I don't want trouble, okay? I don't want any trouble.

I don't think Turkey is good.
That's because it's not.

I can cook turkey so it's pretty decent, but most other meats will be easier and better.
by Jadagul
18 Nov 2018, 18:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 494
Views: 17511

Re: Op-ediots

I don't think either I or Painboy was disagreeing with that. But it's a separate mildly interesting question of whether you could have found the corrections by trial and error without yet knowing the theory. (I suspect if we'd invented GPS before developing relativity, the GPS would have led to figu...
by Jadagul
18 Nov 2018, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 494
Views: 17511

Re: Op-ediots

More curious than anything, but is knowledge of relativity absolutely necessary for GPS? Is it possible they could have used a hack of some kind that would work about as well. I know throughout history there were lots of "good enough" calculations used where the underlying mechanism was still unkno...
by Jadagul
14 Nov 2018, 21:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 8171

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Lincoln was edgy in the House and lost a Senate campaign before entering the White House. Don’t @ me (Emphasis added.) What does that mean? When you make a post on social media and preface someone's screen name with an @ sign, it will automatically link them and notify them that you mentioned them....
by Jadagul
14 Nov 2018, 21:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 8171

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

(I'd say the same thing about Gillum: he's going to lose Florida by half a point and that's going to be positive and impressive). Florida isn't Texas. Losing by a half a point to a shitty Red in Florida is like losing to a shitty Red by ten points in Texas. Close second against incredible odds is o...
by Jadagul
14 Nov 2018, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 8171

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

It's not really accurate to call Beto's run a failure. Sure, he lost , but he didn't fail . He did better in Texas than any Democrat has done in decades, and he helped lead a massive shift in favor of Democrats in smaller and more local races. A close loss in a red state is a good credential, not a...
by Jadagul
14 Nov 2018, 15:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 8171

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

It's not really accurate to call Beto's run a failure. Sure, he lost , but he didn't fail . He did better in Texas than any Democrat has done in decades, and he helped lead a massive shift in favor of Democrats in smaller and more local races. A close loss in a red state is a good credential, not a ...
by Jadagul
10 Nov 2018, 18:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)
Replies: 158
Views: 12833

Re: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)

I heard a satisfying explanation once, but I don't recall it.

Also, I believe at least some of the counters are pretty obscure even to native speakers. You can use them, but in practice people use something more generic.
by Jadagul
09 Nov 2018, 01:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 325
Views: 18780

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

And as an engineer, he's a brilliant publicist.
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2018, 01:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2949
Views: 132520

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Huh. I don't think I've ever interacted with a monitor that didn't just plug directly into the wall. It's just a design decision whether to put the AC-DC adapter inside the housing of the monitor, or to keep it outside. Every flat-panel monitor is going to have one anyway, and there are pros and co...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2018, 20:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 4337

Re: Vote or Die

The Senate complaints in their best form make one very accurate and good point: performing well in the Senate does not represent any sort of popular mandate. Trump keeps saying things like an overwhelming majority of voters supported him. This is false. He is going to say that the Republican Senate ...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2018, 20:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2949
Views: 132520

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Huh. I don't think I've ever interacted with a monitor that didn't just plug directly into the wall.
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2018, 16:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 75155

Re: Home $weet Home

Most people are talking about the tv. Cooking while game is on etc. Wait, what? No! I'm entertaining while I'm cooking. The point is that I want to be able to cook while still having a conversation with my guests. So you need the kitchen to be accessible to your entertaining space. --- On the issue...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2018, 03:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 4337

Re: Vote or Die

OK, I'm convinced our election system is sufficiently secure to not worry about an existential crisis. Really, I think all the detectable shenanigans are the strongest evidence against a comfortable ability to fix the election. It's evidence for a whole bunch of appalling election practices, but ag...