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by Jadagul
14 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 199
Views: 7176

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

(I'd say the same thing about Gillum: he's going to lose Florida by half a point and that's going to be positive and impressive). Florida isn't Texas. Losing by a half a point to a shitty Red in Florida is like losing to a shitty Red by ten points in Texas. Close second against incredible odds is o...
by Jadagul
Today, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 199
Views: 7176

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

It's not really accurate to call Beto's run a failure. Sure, he lost , but he didn't fail . He did better in Texas than any Democrat has done in decades, and he helped lead a massive shift in favor of Democrats in smaller and more local races. A close loss in a red state is a good credential, not a...
by Jadagul
Today, 15:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 199
Views: 7176

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

It's not really accurate to call Beto's run a failure. Sure, he lost , but he didn't fail . He did better in Texas than any Democrat has done in decades, and he helped lead a massive shift in favor of Democrats in smaller and more local races. A close loss in a red state is a good credential, not a ...
by Jadagul
10 Nov 2018, 18:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)
Replies: 158
Views: 12096

Re: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)

I heard a satisfying explanation once, but I don't recall it.

Also, I believe at least some of the counters are pretty obscure even to native speakers. You can use them, but in practice people use something more generic.
by Jadagul
09 Nov 2018, 01:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 325
Views: 18043

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

And as an engineer, he's a brilliant publicist.
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2018, 01:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2947
Views: 130343

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Huh. I don't think I've ever interacted with a monitor that didn't just plug directly into the wall. It's just a design decision whether to put the AC-DC adapter inside the housing of the monitor, or to keep it outside. Every flat-panel monitor is going to have one anyway, and there are pros and co...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2018, 20:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

The Senate complaints in their best form make one very accurate and good point: performing well in the Senate does not represent any sort of popular mandate. Trump keeps saying things like an overwhelming majority of voters supported him. This is false. He is going to say that the Republican Senate ...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2018, 20:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2947
Views: 130343

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Huh. I don't think I've ever interacted with a monitor that didn't just plug directly into the wall.
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2018, 16:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70630

Re: Home $weet Home

Most people are talking about the tv. Cooking while game is on etc. Wait, what? No! I'm entertaining while I'm cooking. The point is that I want to be able to cook while still having a conversation with my guests. So you need the kitchen to be accessible to your entertaining space. --- On the issue...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2018, 03:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

OK, I'm convinced our election system is sufficiently secure to not worry about an existential crisis. Really, I think all the detectable shenanigans are the strongest evidence against a comfortable ability to fix the election. It's evidence for a whole bunch of appalling election practices, but ag...
by Jadagul
06 Nov 2018, 03:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1009
Views: 42457

Re: the list of those things which are not food

Luckily, I live in an era where I can afford to be choosy -- heck, I don't even like the white-meat parts of the chicken. (I mean, I don't dislike white meat, but IMO it's dry and less flavorful than the thighs and drumsticks.) This is objective fact. (This isn't me being goofy. Those things are me...
by Jadagul
05 Nov 2018, 19:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 479
Views: 16634

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Yeah, I converge to going to bed at lie 6 or 7 am, getting up at like 2 PM. Which is earlier than it used to be. When I was in Cambridge, I tried to cycle over and got stuck around 10 AM.
by Jadagul
05 Nov 2018, 19:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1009
Views: 42457

Re: the list of those things which are not food

Luckily, I live in an era where I can afford to be choosy -- heck, I don't even like the white-meat parts of the chicken. (I mean, I don't dislike white meat, but IMO it's dry and less flavorful than the thighs and drumsticks.) This is objective fact. (This isn't me being goofy. Those things are me...
by Jadagul
05 Nov 2018, 02:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 479
Views: 16634

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

If I don't set alarms, I tend to drift towards going to bed at like seven or 8 AM, and getting up at like 4 PM. Which makes it hard to actually get to places that close at five, although obviously if I get up at 4 and then immediately put on clothes and leave the house I can make it. But it's easier...
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2018, 23:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 479
Views: 16634

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

If you go to bed when you're sleepy and get out of bed whenever you feel like it, DST isn't a particularly significant issue. That actually depends on how off-normal you schedule is. Some things close at 5 PM. Tomorrow's another day regardless of when it starts. And things will close at five tomorr...
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2018, 22:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 479
Views: 16634

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
04 Nov 2018, 22:34
If you go to bed when you're sleepy and get out of bed whenever you feel like it, DST isn't a particularly significant issue.
That actually depends on how off-normal you schedule is.

Some things close at 5 PM.
by Jadagul
04 Nov 2018, 17:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 479
Views: 16634

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Come tomorrow it will be physically impossible to walk the dog in daylight after work. To walk the dog in daylight I'll have to get up early and go out at the coldest part of the day. Yay you guys you beat the dread dst now we're all liberated to live in more-or-less perpetual darkness unless we ge...
by Jadagul
30 Oct 2018, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

Aresen wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 11:29
Jadagul wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 01:05
I hear they have this "news feed" feature. Should I check it out at some point?
"For the love of God, Montresor Jadagul!"
Have I told y'all my story about the day they introduced the News Feed, and how it traumatized one of my friends?
by Jadagul
30 Oct 2018, 01:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

Facebook is great. I can see when my friends are throwing parties, and I can instant message them.

I hear they have this "news feed" feature. Should I check it out at some point?
by Jadagul
29 Oct 2018, 20:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

It is certainly the case that the playing field is currently rigged in the Republicans' favor, insofar as the House is supposed to be the most representative body, and the Republicans have a six-point advantage there. The GOP has done more gerrymandering, but the fact that even the smallest state g...
by Jadagul
29 Oct 2018, 15:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

It is certainly the case that the playing field is currently rigged in the Republicans' favor, insofar as the House is supposed to be the most representative body, and the Republicans have a six-point advantage there.
by Jadagul
29 Oct 2018, 01:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4599

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Sabrina: first couple of episodes..... eh. It's good but not really spooky. 5.5 of 10. Its watchable. But its dangerously close to campy teenage love HOLY SHIT THIS GOT REALLY REALLY GREAT REALLY REALLY FAST. Seriously. Was there a different director the first few episodes? There were definitely di...
by Jadagul
25 Oct 2018, 15:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70630

Re: Home $weet Home

Making the whole house smell like my cooking would be a huge plus. Until you made fish or lamb. The other thing I don't like about open kitchens, which is more of an issue for those with kids, is that you have to keep them clean and picked up all the time. Having random pots, plates, etc. out just ...
by Jadagul
23 Oct 2018, 20:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8827
Views: 274140

Re: Observations of the Random sort

One of my friends was an avid cyclist. She'd biked out to a gym in the rain, but after she was done and changing back into street clothes it wasn't raining any more, so she left some of her rain gear there. The staff was very confused when she showed up the next day and asked if they'd found her wat...
by Jadagul
23 Oct 2018, 02:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70630

Re: Home $weet Home

Oh man! I’m constantly ranting about vent hoods and open shelving in the kitchen when watching remodeling shows. Like “Jesus Christ,why don’t you just put your family in a pig sty where they can wallow in their own shit and then you can throw dinner in there and let them root around for it. The int...