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by Jadagul
Yesterday, 15:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 12431

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

The thing about a genuine deontological side-constraint is that it doesn't get waived for consequences even when the consequences are really consequential.
by Jadagul
27 Mar 2020, 20:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 12431

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Javascript blocking also sometimes works. (Try clicking the little lock next to the URL bar and see if it will let you block javascript from that domain.) I actually have a WaPo subscription, though. Partly because it's easy with Amazon, but also partly because I feel like I should subscribe to some...
by Jadagul
19 Mar 2020, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1533
Views: 64961

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

If anyone sees flaws in my logic here, PLEASE tell me if you think I'm wrong, and why: I'm thinking the market hasn't bottomed out yet. in part because, here in the US (outside of a couple places in California) we haven't even gone of "full lockdown" mode yet -- IIRC there are at least six or seven...
by Jadagul
19 Mar 2020, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 12431

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

A friend was working on a big HBO/Sky TV series, now it's indefinitely closed down. Maybe for the best, because it was heading for disaster. I was actually wondering if all this is going to mean no new TV gets made for a while, and if it will be like the writers' strike. It will if the quarantine p...
by Jadagul
15 Mar 2020, 00:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 495
Views: 35421

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

Since it's hard to leave the apartment and go to the gym now, is it time for us to all master our own bodyweights?
by Jadagul
12 Mar 2020, 03:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1016
Views: 41489

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Yglesias has had a great deal of fun tweeting about how Joe Biden's working-class coalition has overcome the overwhelming financial advantage that Bernie Sanders deployed.
by Jadagul
11 Mar 2020, 18:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1016
Views: 41489

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I know a lot of Warren supporters (unsurprisingly, since I know a lot of white college-educated people), and a lot of Bernie supporters (also unsurprisingly, since a lot of my friends are under 30). But I don't know whether I know any Buttigieg or Biden supporters because I try to avoid discussing p...
by Jadagul
10 Mar 2020, 23:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 566
Views: 44736

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I am annoyed by that slogan for the most obnoxious possible reason.

Not voting is half a vote for Trump.
by Jadagul
10 Mar 2020, 00:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 12431

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

The Trump administration is actively sabotaging attempts to slow the spread of coronavirus in immigration courts. I have not been able to find independant confirmation on this. There is the source tweet and the retweets plus a Raw Story item apparently based on the original tweet. Much as I am incl...
by Jadagul
09 Mar 2020, 18:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 546
Views: 36500

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

nicole wrote:
09 Mar 2020, 09:36
motherfucking dark again when i wake up

fuck all you evening lovers
Hey, I'm an evening lover and I'm on your side.

I like _getting to the evening_. Which means I want the sun to go down as soon as possible. Leave the light in the morning when I'm asleep like a reasonable vampire.
by Jadagul
07 Mar 2020, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1016
Views: 41489

Re: Dancing With the Dems

It's the Scrooge McDuck view of wealth. Us Hueys, Deweys, and Louies open our wallet and a moth flies out, while Scrooge McDuck is literally swimming in gold coins of which he has so many he would never notice if Huey, Dewey, and Louie took all they could carry. And I get the emotional reaction, at...
by Jadagul
07 Mar 2020, 00:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1016
Views: 41489

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Yeah, that's why I said "in a different context". I wouldn't have believed the claim so I'd have double-checked.
by Jadagul
06 Mar 2020, 22:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1016
Views: 41489

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Sorta. Here's the thing. In the UK and I suspect other countries that still have, you know, reasonably well educated people, TV news people are indeed called "presenters." We have "broadcast journalists" and journalists are supposed to, um, fact check. Yeah, the production staff should have caught ...
by Jadagul
06 Mar 2020, 17:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1016
Views: 41489

Re: Dancing With the Dems

As a mathematician, I have nothing but sympathy for someone making a dumb calculation error during a live presentation. I do that like twice an hour when lecturing. And I have notes. I have much less sympathy for doubling down, and not noticing when the issue is pointed out. I regularly write someth...
by Jadagul
05 Mar 2020, 15:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 12431

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I say we normalize wearing face masks everywhere just to fuck with future facial recognition technology. I feel like that would have serious implications for the neural network facial recognition algorithm I use to know whom I'm talking to. (Also probably make casual flirting way more awkward.) Eve...
by Jadagul
05 Mar 2020, 02:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 12431

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I say we normalize wearing face masks everywhere just to fuck with future facial recognition technology. I feel like that would have serious implications for the neural network facial recognition algorithm I use to know whom I'm talking to. (Also probably make casual flirting way more awkward.) Eve...
by Jadagul
04 Mar 2020, 15:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 724
Views: 12431

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Ellie wrote:
04 Mar 2020, 14:50
I say we normalize wearing face masks everywhere just to fuck with future facial recognition technology.
I feel like that would have serious implications for the neural network facial recognition algorithm I use to know whom I'm talking to.

(Also probably make casual flirting way more awkward.)
by Jadagul
03 Mar 2020, 04:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 681
Views: 39599

Re: Infrastructure

One of my favorite things about where I live is that I have both a Target and a supermarket a couple blocks away, so I basically only ever walk to the grocery store. (Unless I'm stopping for something while driving home from something else.) I basically do live in a 20-minute neighborhood, though it...
by Jadagul
27 Feb 2020, 21:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3325
Views: 207599

Re: Twitter!

I sometimes see people preface a tweet with (1/2) if it's just barely too long. Of course, I once saw Reihan Salaam preface a tweet with (1/6) which is really a sign you should just post on your blog. I felt the need to repost this and just shake my head at the Twitter world. Yeah, I think I re-saw...
by Jadagul
25 Feb 2020, 15:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1016
Views: 41489

Re: Dancing With the Dems

The election of Trump did lead to a surge in Congressional Democrats. In 2018. Obviously it didn't in 2016.
by Jadagul
24 Feb 2020, 02:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 220
Views: 17483

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

Dancing, mostly. How shocking that you have better luck than average getting dates while doing well for yourself in a sport that skews heavily female. Also, I've met you in real life. I have no trouble believing your online dating experiences were tire fires in comparison to real life interaction. ...
by Jadagul
23 Feb 2020, 18:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1016
Views: 41489

Re: Dancing With the Dems

That's why it's only "probably".
by Jadagul
23 Feb 2020, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 220
Views: 17483

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

I did say it's "apparently odd". I mean, I also meet people at friends' parties. And at my parties. It's _also_ apparently weird that I regularly have thirty people over to my house. And my friends do the same thing. (And a lot of these friends are dance friends, and the parties have a lot of dance ...
by Jadagul
23 Feb 2020, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 220
Views: 17483

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

You definitely don't need to pay money to get matches on Tinder. I don't know how much easier the money makes things.
by Jadagul
23 Feb 2020, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1016
Views: 41489

Re: Dancing With the Dems

If the Republican president were normal, I would say the Democratic Party should self-destruct sooner than let Sanders become the party standard-bearer. The same way I said this about the Republican Party four years ago. But the Republican president is Trump. Trump is so amazingly spectacularly bad ...