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by Jadagul
16 Jan 2020, 00:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7101
Views: 289955

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I mean, it was a joke.

But not every space is a proselytory space, and he didn't intend this to be one of them.

(He was also an old Jesuit priest who no longer gave any fucks. Which is the best kind of priest.)
by Jadagul
15 Jan 2020, 20:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7101
Views: 289955

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I did Catholic high school. The religion classes taught by laypeople were often terrible, but the ones taught by priests were great. In my theology class, Father Teremina stood up on the first day and said "This is a philosophy class. You can learn the arguments regardless of whether you're religiou...
by Jadagul
13 Jan 2020, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 555
Views: 32222

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

"Love languages" is a useful concept even though people sometimes get really reductive about it and take it too seriously.
by Jadagul
10 Jan 2020, 15:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9875
Views: 470756

Re: Petty annoyances

Microwaved leftovers, and when you end up with ice crystals about 1mm away from another part of your food that is as hot as the surface of the sun. There's actually a reason for this. Liquid water absorbs microwave radiation much better than ice does, so as soon as some of your ice melts the rest o...
by Jadagul
08 Jan 2020, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 788
Views: 37283

Re: The F Word

If you fill the under-bed space with storage containers, things can't get kicked under and lost.
by Jadagul
08 Jan 2020, 16:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3162
Views: 184775

Re: Twitter!

Huh, when I read that Krugman tweet (just now), I assumed that he knew it was a scam, and he meant he might be a "random target" of the phone support scam. On reread Swift on Security is probably right. But I definitely mentally inserted an eyeroll motion on behalf of the speaker at the end of the f...
by Jadagul
07 Jan 2020, 16:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4924
Views: 275361

Re: Food

I found an unopened package of walnut bits I'd forgotten all about -- I bought them and some chocolate chips to adulterate the yogurt I briefly ate to restore my gut biome after some antibiotics kicked its ass, and presumably finished the yogurt before getting around to opening this bag of nuts -- ...
by Jadagul
06 Jan 2020, 17:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 788
Views: 37283

Re: The F Word

If your bed doesn't have a headboard, what are you tying the ropes to?
by Jadagul
04 Jan 2020, 19:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12387
Views: 811621

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Aresen wrote:
04 Jan 2020, 17:37
thoreau wrote:
04 Jan 2020, 17:08
To be fair, the world is full of people who could write better Star Wars sequels.
If you have read fanfic, you know there are legions who can write worse ones.
But you can choose to read X-Wing and Traitor, and not to read Darksaber.
by Jadagul
03 Jan 2020, 18:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 874
Views: 40529

Re: Iran (so far away)

To further nitpick, Soleimani was killed in a neighboring country with complicated foreign relations and a government of questionable strength. Canada might not be a great analogy. Mexico or Haiti might be better analogies. Let's say that Chief Gallagher is in Mexico promoting athleisure and nutrit...
by Jadagul
28 Dec 2019, 03:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 788
Views: 37283

Re: The F Word

It wouldn't have mattered much anyway, since the people who mostly got scurvy were soldiers, sailors, and explorers—people who didn't have access to fresh produce. And since you can get your RDA of Vitamin C from a mouthful of just about any damn thing that comes out of the ground , even poor landl...
by Jadagul
27 Dec 2019, 20:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 788
Views: 37283

Re: The F Word

It wouldn't have mattered much anyway, since the people who mostly got scurvy were soldiers, sailors, and explorers—people who didn't have access to fresh produce. And since you can get your RDA of Vitamin C from a mouthful of just about any damn thing that comes out of the ground , even poor landl...
by Jadagul
27 Dec 2019, 17:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 788
Views: 37283

Re: The F Word

One of my favorite stories is that a 19th-century New Englander actually wouldn't know that certain fruits cure scurvy: the theory that citrus fruits could cure scurvy was pretty thoroughly debunked by the mid-to-late 1800s. Despite the fact that it was true. This happened basically because they did...
by Jadagul
24 Dec 2019, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9875
Views: 470756

Re: Petty annoyances

I have that problem in the URL bar of my web browser, oddly enough. If I hit enter before it loads suggestions it just tries to google search for schl or whatever.
by Jadagul
23 Dec 2019, 19:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 752
Views: 45925

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

I'm glad they were able to use the very dumbest idea from the Expanded Universe. I don't remember the scene where the Hutts' standalone Death Star superlaser blew itself up due to shoddy contracting by a distractible alien hive mind. Or the scene where the sentient force-aware crystals made the for...
by Jadagul
23 Dec 2019, 12:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 752
Views: 45925

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

I very much enjoyed the movie, but dear god was it incredibly fucking dumb. (Me enjoying a Star Wars movie is a low bar. The text scrolls up, they play the fanfare, I'm happy.) I think VIII was more interesting, and the highs were higher, but the worst parts of VIII were way more infuriating than an...
by Jadagul
23 Dec 2019, 12:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4924
Views: 275361

Re: Food

Sounds like they'd be amazing for making stock, though.
by Jadagul
19 Dec 2019, 00:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1149
Views: 86082

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Critics have seen it. Are they the ones making pronouncements about society or just some internet randos with ideological axes to grind going off the critics reviews? Well, the tweet that prompted that post was "You know how you're upset about the way they ruined the Star Wars movie in response to ...
by Jadagul
18 Dec 2019, 23:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1149
Views: 86082

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

I wish people would put off sharing their opinions and postmortems on films at least until the films actually come out and the people have seen them. Star Wars? Yes. Like, I've seen a bunch of pieces about what the fact that this movie is bad says about society. No one has seen the fucking movie! H...
by Jadagul
18 Dec 2019, 22:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1149
Views: 86082

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

I wish people would put off sharing their opinions and postmortems on films at least until the films actually come out and the people have seen them.
by Jadagul
18 Dec 2019, 03:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 445
Views: 89013

Re: Damn database problems

Ooh, slight graphical makeover.

And also the site seems like it works. :P Thanks!
by Jadagul
16 Dec 2019, 16:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1426
Views: 77481

Re: Setec Astronomy

I’ll stop after saying - it’s a dose of credulity I simply do not possess to accept that it was an accident or oversight that a guy working for the government was presented to a judge as though he were not working for the government to secure domestic surveillance on said guy. If I don’t accept tha...
by Jadagul
16 Dec 2019, 05:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1426
Views: 77481

Re: Setec Astronomy

I can’t get over the idea that he’s literally collecting checks to talk to Russians and that isn’t disclose to the judge and that’s no big deal. No big deal for what? The FISA warrant process is almost definitely fucked up. We've always suspected that it's fucked, and this is good evidence that it'...
by Jadagul
15 Dec 2019, 21:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1426
Views: 77481

Re: Setec Astronomy

Julian Sanchez at least says that the Woods procedures violations were relatively minor; the bigger fuckups were things that rigorous Woods compliance wouldn't actually have helped with.
by Jadagul
10 Dec 2019, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7270
Views: 316268

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm talking about how the actual people involved did actually perceive him. Like, the starting point of this conversation is that empirically, in 2016, if you went to random voters and asked them, they thought Trump was a relative moderate. That is a thing they believed. If the question is "did peop...