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by Jadagul
18 Oct 2018, 16:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8795
Views: 271890

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I never remember which way I prefer; I just want the sun down as early as possible.
by Jadagul
12 Oct 2018, 22:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 182
Views: 3758

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Yglesias had a good take re: the reaction to one journalist vs. Thousands of Yemenis. Stalin was right. That and, what would the US do that would have any impact on Saudi Arabia that we'd want it to do? Evil, shitty governments do evil, shitty things. Unless we're gonna bomb them or start an oil tr...
by Jadagul
12 Oct 2018, 22:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3075
Views: 128623

Re: What are you reading?

I've read a lot of more novels in the last four years or so than in the decade prior, thanks to ebooks on my phone and tablet, and, eventually, Kindle. A lot of them have ended up series fiction, mainly because I decided to do urban fantasy for one NaNoWriMo and decided to do a survey of the better...
by Jadagul
12 Oct 2018, 06:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 496
Views: 21926

Re: Ladyfashun

I'm...confused. Aren't those pretty normal shoes? They’re high heeled Yes, I know. But that's...pretty normal? Like, these are a bit more hiking-boots-ish and less dress-boots-ish than the ones I've seen, but those seem like normal shoes I'd expect people to wear in a trendy going-out outfit. Like,...
by Jadagul
12 Oct 2018, 05:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 496
Views: 21926

Re: Ladyfashun

I'm...confused. Aren't those pretty normal shoes?
by Jadagul
11 Oct 2018, 16:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worth a Thousand Lulz
Replies: 809
Views: 50550

Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Ellie wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 16:29
NSFW, kinda? Depending on your bosses' ability to translate carved pumpkins into classic internets?

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155831208398097&set=a.427345643096&type=3&theater
That's amazing.

(Also, I called the reference before the picture loaded).
by Jadagul
10 Oct 2018, 20:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 182
Views: 3758

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

There's key theft and there are side-channel attacks. The math is pretty secure, but the implementation often isn't. (There have been some really cool attacks in the past couple of years. ID cards in some Eastern European country came RSA-signed, but they were using a library to generate them that h...
by Jadagul
09 Oct 2018, 15:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 648
Views: 21948

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

Ellie wrote:
09 Oct 2018, 14:59
Was it drama about a naked man modeling a finished knitting project? I heard there was a dustup on Ravelry about that (and yes, obviously it made me want to immediately join Ravelry).
If he was modelling a finished knitting product, was he really naked?
by Jadagul
09 Oct 2018, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1357
Views: 57506

Re: Setec Astronomy

The outright and vocal denials makes me think that Bloomberg has it wrong. If it can out Apple and Amazon we’re lying they could get into deep SEC doo doo. Deeper than the doo doo the NSA would put them in? Seeing as the denial includes a denial that they were told to be quiet, probably. If the NSA...
by Jadagul
04 Oct 2018, 21:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2251
Views: 141464

Re: Market Failure!

The phrase 'performance underpants' is bizarro-worldly. Okay, real talk, performance undewear is amazing. David Archy underwear is just so much better than anything else I've ever worn. I like Ex Officio for hiking and yoga. Doesn't seem to have the most important feature, which is a pouch in the f...
by Jadagul
04 Oct 2018, 19:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2251
Views: 141464

Re: Market Failure!

Aresen wrote:
04 Oct 2018, 17:56
The phrase 'performance underpants' is bizarro-worldly.
Okay, real talk, performance undewear is amazing.

David Archy underwear is just so much better than anything else I've ever worn.
by Jadagul
03 Oct 2018, 20:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Webcomics
Replies: 332
Views: 29273

Re: Webcomics

I'm thinking of doing a reread of Schlock Mercenary . I'll probably wait until this final arc winds up. I mainly want to see if reading it all-at-once makes the last few arcs come across any better and less of the badly-paced messes that they struck me as. The last arc was pretty badly paced. But i...
by Jadagul
03 Oct 2018, 19:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Webcomics
Replies: 332
Views: 29273

Re: Webcomics

I'm thinking of doing a reread of Schlock Mercenary . I'll probably wait until this final arc winds up. I mainly want to see if reading it all-at-once makes the last few arcs come across any better and less of the badly-paced messes that they struck me as. The last arc was pretty badly paced. But i...
by Jadagul
25 Sep 2018, 20:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146217

Re: Orange is the new President

Nah. The problem with overlapping jurisdictional claims is that you actually need to satisfy everybody. One of the major reasons our development and infrastructure costs are so much higher than even the costs in, like, France, is that we often have twenty or thirty different governmental bodies tha...
by Jadagul
25 Sep 2018, 20:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 63
Views: 1651

Re: States-ism

I'm sympathetic to the "Well, if Republicans are playing hardball, the Democrats should too" arguments. But I would like to only play hardball in good ways to get good results---not just for the sake of hardball. So "Hold up the Kavanaugh nomination as much as possible until questions get answered?"...
by Jadagul
25 Sep 2018, 20:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 63
Views: 1651

Re: States-ism

But the US Virgin Islands have, like, a hundred thousand people on them. Even Wyoming breaks half a million. It looks like if you put together all of our non-Puerto Rico overseas territories together, they would still have fewer people than our smallest state. And combining the Virgin Islands and Gu...
by Jadagul
25 Sep 2018, 19:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146217

Re: Orange is the new President

Nah. The problem with overlapping jurisdictional claims is that you actually need to satisfy everybody. One of the major reasons our development and infrastructure costs are so much higher than even the costs in, like, France, is that we often have twenty or thirty different governmental bodies that...
by Jadagul
22 Sep 2018, 06:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 574
Views: 18760

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

(This is why "negging" has such a bad reputation. The idea as originally formulated is pretty decent and reasonable . :shock: I just don't know what to say to that, Jadagul. I mean, the point is that "negging as understood by popular culture" isn't the same as the original idea. Which as I understa...
by Jadagul
22 Sep 2018, 05:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 574
Views: 18760

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

The best explanation of how to make interesting small talk and make the other person feel good about themselves came from Roissy, of all places. Same with the best advice on how to comfort someone who's upset/crying but doesn't want you to do anything particularly substantive. It's hard to recommen...
by Jadagul
21 Sep 2018, 03:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 574
Views: 18760

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

The best explanation of how to make interesting small talk and make the other person feel good about themselves came from Roissy, of all places. Same with the best advice on how to comfort someone who's upset/crying but doesn't want you to do anything particularly substantive. It's hard to recommend...
by Jadagul
21 Sep 2018, 03:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 287
Views: 11040

Re: Putin on the Writs

The thing about voting is that whether you think voting hacking has happened, there's no good reason to use a less secure system when a more secure system exists and someone is giving you money to use it. I don't think the people who are declining are actively perpetrating fraud, probably, but they'...
by Jadagul
20 Sep 2018, 20:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 574
Views: 18760

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

The PUA community is an interesting mix of genuinely good and useful insight, genuinely antisocial and destructive insight, bizarre obsessions, and misogyny. I learned a lot useful from reading them for a couple years. But it's important to filter.
by Jadagul
20 Sep 2018, 00:53
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 3215

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Whatever you want to call the state of dysfunction and only obeying while being watched in the US, the truth is there's a very large range of observed acceptance among the peoples of various men with guns living arrangements. When people can vote you out and you actually leave even though you have ...
by Jadagul
19 Sep 2018, 23:30
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 142
Views: 3215

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Whatever you want to call the state of dysfunction and only obeying while being watched in the US, the truth is there's a very large range of observed acceptance among the peoples of various men with guns living arrangements. When people can vote you out and you actually leave even though you have ...
by Jadagul
19 Sep 2018, 20:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2187
Views: 88000

Re: Twitter!

You know, the wonderful thing about death of the author...

And of course in these cases that's doubly true, because there's more than one author and they can have different views on the same question.