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by Jadagul
Today, 06:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ragequits
Replies: 20
Views: 254

Re: Ragequits

X-Com Terror from the Deep. Oh, yes, definitely. Do you know the backstory to that one? The bug in the original X-Com where the difficulty kept getting ramped down early in the game, so it seemed to easy. Then they ended up making it so that the difficulty that was supposed to be impossible in the ...
by Jadagul
Today, 05:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ragequits
Replies: 20
Views: 254

Re: Ragequits

Mo wrote:
Today, 05:08
X-Com Terror from the Deep.
Oh, yes, definitely.

Do you know the backstory to that one?
by Jadagul
17 Jul 2018, 17:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 460
Views: 18649

Re: Ladyfashun

A bodkin---that's the thing you use to yourself quietus make, right?
by Jadagul
16 Jul 2018, 18:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6485
Views: 191258

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I also noticed that there's a dark blue color that's not in the legend. But that's cause I'm used to reviewing maps, and assuming that the people who made them aren't gigantic fucking idiots. Also a lavender color that also isn't on the legend. Also what the fuck do any of those words mean? The ent...
by Jadagul
16 Jul 2018, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6485
Views: 191258

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I also noticed that there's a dark blue color that's not in the legend. But that's cause I'm used to reviewing maps, and assuming that the people who made them aren't gigantic fucking idiots. Also a lavender color that also isn't on the legend. Also what the fuck do any of those words mean? The ent...
by Jadagul
16 Jul 2018, 18:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 285
Views: 12388

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Musk has always been an overpromising asshole. True, but his recent Trumpesqueian twitter fits have a 'Working twenty hours every day just to keep the lid on this thing a little while longer. If I could only just... FUCK FUCK FUCK' vibe to em. Yeah. I think right now we're seeing the wheels come of...
by Jadagul
16 Jul 2018, 16:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 285
Views: 12388

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Musk is showing all the signs of coming apart. He totally is. And so are his companies. Apparently Tesla Solar (nee SolarCity) is really tanking, and was tanking before being "bought out" by Tesla. Tesla cars is also now losing their per vehicle subsidy (since they've sold enough vehicles), and the...
by Jadagul
16 Jul 2018, 16:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5506
Views: 123748

Re: Orange is the new President

Reread this. You're just playing connect the dots and the image that is coming out of it is one you're already biased to. Even if Trump knew about every move made it still doesn't prove that anything happened other than some shady meetings. Give me a witness or accomplice who flips and we have some...
by Jadagul
15 Jul 2018, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5506
Views: 123748

Re: Orange is the new President

Reread this. A million presumptions? Maybe one or two. But we know that his campaign manager was working with Kremlin allies in Ukraine, and that his Ukraine office manager is tied to Russia intelligence. We know that his son was eager to get aid from Russia. We know that Russia reached out to his ...
by Jadagul
10 Jul 2018, 20:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11818
Views: 664858

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

https://www.reddit.com/r/VXJunkies/ My new favorite daily drive-by. The Quick Guide For Beginners says it all. Posted for your Evul/Negligent Fisiks pleasure: Hi everyone, and welcome to the new guys! Now I understand that the science here can get a bit hard to follow so I thought I'd just write a ...
by Jadagul
10 Jul 2018, 18:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11818
Views: 664858

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

https://www.reddit.com/r/VXJunkies/ My new favorite daily drive-by. The Quick Guide For Beginners says it all. Posted for your Evul/Negligent Fisiks pleasure: Hi everyone, and welcome to the new guys! Now I understand that the science here can get a bit hard to follow so I thought I'd just write a ...
by Jadagul
09 Jul 2018, 15:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4113
Views: 146480

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Turns out I actually own three such shirts with buttons high on the sleeves; when I dyed my bad-color shirts last night, turns out one of the formerly ugly-green, now attractive-blue, shirts has it as well. And -- this is not something I "learned" so much as "figured out" -- it looks MUCH better if...
by Jadagul
08 Jul 2018, 18:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4113
Views: 146480

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Two of the long-sleeved linen shirts I've bought for extreme-hot-n-humid conditions have buttons above the elbows on their sleeves. I thought those were so you could roll up the sleeve and then put the elbow-button through the buttonhole on the cuffs to keep the sleeves in place; I never could fold...
by Jadagul
08 Jul 2018, 16:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2205
Views: 131032

Re: Market Failure!

Oh man, I love those trades. Matt Levine has written about a bunch of trades like that lately (and if you're not reading Matt Levine, you should; he's great). And I dunno. I'm not a finance guy, but that seems kind of obviously legal to me---if Wall Street bankers aren't going around exploiting the ...
by Jadagul
06 Jul 2018, 22:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2218
Views: 96093

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Shoko Asahara and some followers, hanged-by-the-neck-until-dead for their involvement in the 1995 nerve agent attack in the Tokyo subway. This is very strange to me; I was in college when that happened. I was mostly surprised that Japan has executions, and that they're by hanging. Oh, yeah. Somethi...
by Jadagul
06 Jul 2018, 22:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3281
Views: 126071

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I gave up and went back in to the office. I was watching something on the Chromecast, and suddenly one AC and the TV both die. I found the circuit box and tripped it back---then discovered that my desktop had been on the same circuit, and the boot cycle was now throwing errors about corrupted hard d...
by Jadagul
06 Jul 2018, 20:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3281
Views: 126071

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

They said the parts should be in Monday morning. So they missed this weekend's heat wave, but it should be improved soon.
by Jadagul
06 Jul 2018, 20:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3281
Views: 126071

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

This was not a good week for my AC to go out. It was 115 today, and it's still 111. Oh, damn. Stay hydrated and be careful of overheating. Thanks. I have two portable AC units on loan, so it's only like 90 in my apartment, and I managed to be out most of the afternoon. But it's still not exactly co...
by Jadagul
06 Jul 2018, 20:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3281
Views: 126071

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

This was not a good week for my AC to go out. It was 115 today, and it's still 111.
by Jadagul
02 Jul 2018, 18:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3281
Views: 126071

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Pretty bad the last few days. With two portable AC units, and keeping all of the windows covered with heavy curtains, and the skylight covered with two layers of mylar "space blanket", we've managed to keep the apartment to about 80. I've been taking the plants out of the front window for most of t...
by Jadagul
01 Jul 2018, 00:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3281
Views: 126071

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

My AC gave out this week. It's 86 the apartment pretty continually. And there's not much ventilation because you don't need much of that with a central air system. (The central fan system still works, but that's...not enough). The management loaned me a portable AC unit, and I have fans, so I'm not ...
by Jadagul
29 Jun 2018, 18:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4521
Views: 184782

Re: Food

Huh. There's one a couple blocks from my apartment that I've been kinda-sorta meaning to check out for a few years. Maybe I'll move it up the list.
by Jadagul
29 Jun 2018, 15:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4521
Views: 184782

Re: Food

Every chuck roast I’ve ever had was dry. Most pot roast are closer to dry sitting in wet than truly juicy meat. Yes great pot roast is really good. But - it’s a bit like brisket, it’s pretty bad about 75% of the time it’s been in my face. The biggest upgrade to beef stew is to ditch the chuck. This...
by Jadagul
29 Jun 2018, 07:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4521
Views: 184782

Re: Food

JasonL wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 23:15
I hate chuck overall. Even for braises. I’ve seen the chuck steak thing but can’t get past it.
Why is that? It's not nearly as good as short rib, but it's still tasty. And so so cheap.
by Jadagul
28 Jun 2018, 22:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4521
Views: 184782

Re: Food

Sous vide is hard to beat for steaks of at least 1.5". The 1.25" cuts you often see at the grocery are almost too thin because the sear will create reasonable penetration into that thickness and you reduce the uniform temperature cross section of a thicker steak. 140 is a bit more done than I'd do ...