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by Jadagul
18 Feb 2019, 02:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: State of Emergency
Replies: 24
Views: 412

Re: State of Emergency

Do you really believe that SCOTUS would issue an order with teeth if a President were taken to court over some foreign intervention? I'm not talking about some sort of punt, I'm talking about some sort of explicit order that would require Pentagon comptrollers and whatnot to actually say "Sorry, si...
by Jadagul
13 Feb 2019, 19:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1919
Views: 118827

Re: Towing the Lion

People abbreviate the rule as "'affect' is a verb and 'effect' is a noun". This is complicated by the fact that "affect" is a rare noun as well as a common verb, and "effect" is a rare verb as well as a common noun.

It's easy to keep them straight though, because they're pronounced differently.
by Jadagul
11 Feb 2019, 23:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11657

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Now, this isn't quite true. The IRS changed the way it does withholding, so on average taxpayers got more in their paychecks and are now getting smaller refunds. On purpose, even though most people who get them see it as free money day, and interfering with it was bound to cause far more outrage th...
by Jadagul
11 Feb 2019, 21:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11657

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I can’t really process this level of horribleness https://twitter.com/kamalaharris/status/1095052105327484931 (“The average tax refund is down about $170 compared to last year. Let’s call the President’s tax cut what it is: a middle-class tax hike to line the pockets of already wealthy corporations...
by Jadagul
11 Feb 2019, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1439
Views: 72788

Re: Pick Your Poisson

Um...only about one in three Americans do have a college degree. And I think that's a high-water mark. (Strangely, the numbers depend on who you ask: the Census says 33.4% of Americans over 25 have a bachelor's or higher, but the OECD says 43%. I have no idea what explains that discrepancy. EDIT: th...
by Jadagul
10 Feb 2019, 20:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 368
Views: 19255

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Mo wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 15:50
Except for the BLINK tag. W3C deprecated that. Not sure about Times Square Marquee.
Huh, blink doesn't work in my browser (chrome). I knew it had been deprecated, but I didn't know the browsers stopped interpreting it.

Marquee totally works, though.
by Jadagul
10 Feb 2019, 05:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 558
Views: 30454

Re: Ladyfashun

While visiting a thrift store today (actually yesterday, since it's many hours after midnight as I write this), I found a black pair of either leggings, yoga pants or long thermal underwear (I intend to use them as the latter). When my fingertips first brushed their surface I thought they were some...
by Jadagul
07 Feb 2019, 04:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1482
Views: 76639

Re: The Lust to Acquire

The Aeron is the classic and more-or-less original high-end ergonomic chair. I much preferred the Embody when I went to do some testing; it's the only one that gives full back support to me when I actually sit up. But the Embody costs like two Aerons. More like 1.5x as much. Huh, the price has gone...
by Jadagul
06 Feb 2019, 23:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1482
Views: 76639

Re: The Lust to Acquire

The Aeron is the classic and more-or-less original high-end ergonomic chair.

I much preferred the Embody when I went to do some testing; it's the only one that gives full back support to me when I actually sit up. But the Embody costs like two Aerons.
by Jadagul
01 Feb 2019, 20:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Geology Bleg
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Geology Bleg

In a way, the YECs help me appreciate why good philosophy of science has value. Yeah, but that's also precisely why arguing with them from a science-and-reason-based angle doesn't work. You're arguing that the infield fly rule says they can't do that, while they're busy hitting the ball with a croq...
by Jadagul
31 Jan 2019, 03:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9497
Views: 363501

Re: Petty annoyances

The free Adobe Reader will let you fill out PDF forms that are set up to be filled out on computers. But Adobe is unbelievably slow.

Most of the free lightweight PDF readers will let you fill out at least some PDF forms as well. I use Sumatra on windows personally.
by Jadagul
29 Jan 2019, 19:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3091
Views: 139137

Re: What are you reading?

I admire the way Kahneman wrote in Thinking Fast and Slow that priming was so well established that you couldn't deny its truth, and then two years later made a public statement that was basically, "Wow, I fucked up when I said that."
by Jadagul
28 Jan 2019, 19:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 192
Views: 5902

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Kevin Drum has a roundup here: https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2019/01/heres-a-longer-look-at-wealth-taxes-and-the-constitution/ It's not completely clear that wealth tax (or income tax!) is unconstitutional. But it's not clear that it isn't, either. And he talks about the surtax option here:...
by Jadagul
22 Jan 2019, 05:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 368
Views: 19255

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Billy Russo's "scars" are laughable. With all the buildup from the mask and the face-hiding, I was expecting him to look like David Roche from the Church of 80% Sincerity. Instead, we get GQ model with a couple red lines on his forehead. LOOK AWAY, HE'S HIDEOUS https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/120...
by Jadagul
20 Jan 2019, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 497
Views: 41547

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

That explains Tumblr's favorite story, which is that when he was doing a readthrough for an audition the script said that Spiderman was supposed to backflip into the scene, so he did it, for the reading. I'm more impressed by the first bit than the "Umbrella" bit in terms of dancing, though. (The "U...
by Jadagul
17 Jan 2019, 18:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1709
Views: 96876

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

For what it's worth, one of my friends was really excited about the WWI movie, and then really disappointed when he saw it in theaters.
by Jadagul
16 Jan 2019, 19:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 363
Views: 19515

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

Eric the .5b wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 19:04
Jadagul wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 18:56
Fucking people beats most of the alternatives.
Depends on the people. I'm sure, say, you and I could think of many things we'd prefer to do instead.
I was thinking about alternating the direct object, not the verb.
by Jadagul
16 Jan 2019, 18:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 363
Views: 19515

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

Fucking people beats most of the alternatives.
by Jadagul
16 Jan 2019, 03:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 2541

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

Not to mention, the basic safety equipment, like a hood so that you don’t kill everyone in tour house with chemical fumes, will likely remain expensive because there’s zero mass demand for a home industrial hood to push prices down. I demand a home industrial hood. I demand it go over my stove. But...
by Jadagul
15 Jan 2019, 16:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 2541

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

My glasses cost like $45 and half of that is paying for the transition lenses.
by Jadagul
12 Jan 2019, 17:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1439
Views: 72788

Re: Pick Your Poisson

Eric the .5b wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 17:17
We've been talking about Kondo on and off here since early 2016. There's even a Kondo thread.
I know. That's why I assumed that when all my real-life friends started talking about this new thing last week, it wasn't Kondo. Because she's not new.
by Jadagul
12 Jan 2019, 16:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1439
Views: 72788

Re: Pick Your Poisson

Wait. When all my friends have been talking about watching a Japanese lady clean people's houses on Netflix now, they're talking about Kondo? I assumed it was someone new.
by Jadagul
11 Jan 2019, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9497
Views: 363501

Re: Petty annoyances

On average, times when you're calling in have one more caller than times when you're not.
by Jadagul
08 Jan 2019, 19:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4698
Views: 208578

Re: Food

dhex wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 18:14
Fuck making bechamel with Mac and cheese. No need with either stove top or baked.
The bechamel is the point, though. The cheese is just an accessory.
by Jadagul
06 Jan 2019, 16:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This Life is Absurd
Replies: 139
Views: 9070

Re: This Life is Absurd

Original version is here.