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by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 23:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

Tuco wrote:
18 Aug 2017, 23:00
So I wondered "what is a Pewdiepie?" and so I went and looked it up, and now I'm pretty sure I hate you.
I thought I was the last person on the planet to find out who Pewdiepie was.

And, just because I know who he is, doesn't mean I like him.
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 22:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

Well, clearly you've read the specific arguments carefully. Yeah, I'm pretty lazy, but now I've read most of the thread. Damn, I guess I was stupid and got glasses from Amazon. They're ostensibly one of the brands specifically recommended by NASA. Seems easy to make up a counterfeit Amazon site, bu...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 22:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

Warren, I'm guessing you watch a lot of the same stuff I do, because that came up in my 'Recommended for you' as well. :lol:
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 22:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8804
Views: 276306

Re: Petty annoyances

With regard to pennies, I suspect the cost of the energy to melt them is greater than the difference between the metal value and the face value.
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 20:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8804
Views: 276306

Re: Petty annoyances

I know that any 1981 or earlier penny I come across is immediately removed from circulation -- no, I don't sell it to a scrap-metal dealer, but I stick it in a coffee can, betting on the possibility that during my lifetime, the ban on melting copper Lincoln pennies will be lifted. What would preven...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 19:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3276
Views: 44881

Re: Orange is the new President

Will the last staffer to leave the White House please turn on the lights?
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 17:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8804
Views: 276306

Re: Petty annoyances

I know Canada no longer mints pennies, but are they still legal tender? Can you spend five pennies in lieu of a five-cent piece, for example? You can take them to a bank for deposit, but stores no longer accept them. I am not sure whether that is because they no longer want to deal with them or bec...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8804
Views: 276306

Re: Petty annoyances

Canada killed the penny about five years back. Part of the deal was that transactions are now rounded up or down to the nearest five cents if you are paying cash (Credit and Debit Cards transactions are not rounded.) So, if your total ends with 1, 2, 6 or 7 cents, it is rounded down to the 0 or 5 ce...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 10:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3276
Views: 44881

Re: Orange is the new President

Trying to call the dead woman's mother during the funeral is dazzlingly incompetent. Can't find the story. Did he actually do that? He sure did, according to her interview today on Good Morning America. Bro said the White House attempted to reach her repeatedly during her daughter's Wednesday funer...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3276
Views: 44881

Re: Orange is the new President

nicole wrote:
18 Aug 2017, 08:40
Trying to call the dead woman's mother during the funeral is dazzlingly incompetent.
Can't find the story. Did he actually do that?
by Aresen
18 Aug 2017, 10:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 7806
Views: 208427

Re: Observations of the Random sort

So people seem to be upset about the efforts to remove memorials commemorating leaders of a war that they lost involving racism, a romanticized agrarian lifestyle, involuntary servitude, and rich people mostly not doing the fighting. My suggestion to make everyone happy is to replace all of the Con...
by Aresen
17 Aug 2017, 20:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

That's why I invited Warren to back up his claim with an empirical demonstration. Challenge accepted. I will view the partial eclipse through my polarized sunglasses. (I don't think the fact that they're polarized matters one way or another). Warren, I wish you would not. There is simply too much c...
by Aresen
17 Aug 2017, 17:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

The big secret is that, due to global warming, the gravitational field of the moon will act as a lens, focusing all the sun's energy on the point on earth along the centerline of the eclipse. There is going to be a seventy-mile wide scorch mark across the continental USA. Has anyone seen my tin foil...
by Aresen
17 Aug 2017, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3276
Views: 44881

Re: Orange is the new President

In all seriousness, that's the one thing that makes me nervous at the thought of Trump being replaced by a President Pence. The one good thing about Trump is that he's proven himself too freaking incompetent to push through much of the crap on his fan base's political wish list, whereas Pence might...
by Aresen
17 Aug 2017, 11:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

Everyone's freaking out about looking at an eclipse for 3 seconds but no one sheds a tear about my eyes being seared by the setting sun every time I have to drive toward the west (which is somehow ALWAYS late afternoon?) Cause that's what the sun visor is for. :) Below a certain angle, the visor do...
by Aresen
17 Aug 2017, 01:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3276
Views: 44881

Re: Orange is the new President

Would anyone miss Charlottesville if we just nuked it?
by Aresen
17 Aug 2017, 01:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

Everyone's freaking out about looking at an eclipse for 3 seconds but no one sheds a tear about my eyes being seared by the setting sun every time I have to drive toward the west (which is somehow ALWAYS late afternoon?) Cause that's what the sun visor is for. :) Below a certain angle, the visor do...
by Aresen
16 Aug 2017, 22:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 102
Views: 1578

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Jennifer wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 21:57
And yes: that does include actual rage that they can't simply "get" a woman, as easily as one can "get" a snack from a vending machine.
You know you're a loser when even the $5 per minute phonesex women hang up on you.
by Aresen
16 Aug 2017, 21:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3276
Views: 44881

Re: Orange is the new President

yeah but his old plan was always "get paid and run faster than bankruptcy" this is "get...something? and run away faster than oh shit that was on video forever" It is important to remember that being really rich can make you kinda dumb. Rich businessmen have a lot of power within a very narrow band...
by Aresen
16 Aug 2017, 21:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

Jake invited me to stay at his place in Cottage Grove. It is about 70 miles south of the center of totality. My plan is to get away at 5:30 AM with totality being around 10:00 AM between Albany and Salem. Hopefully, I will be early enough to make it in spite of the expected traffic. (Interestingly, ...
by Aresen
16 Aug 2017, 21:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3748
Views: 187242

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Rather standard youtube 'cute', but there is a comment dbcooper will love:


The comment:
Smmmile wrote:All that effort without really moving the ball. He should play for Arsenal.
by Aresen
16 Aug 2017, 21:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 7806
Views: 208427

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I think those on the Gryll with more statistics knowledge than I could put it better, but my point about the perils of gerrymandering was aimed more at the consequences of a large swing ( > 10%). If you have set it up so that the opposition wins their districts by huge (should that be 'yuge' ?) marg...
by Aresen
16 Aug 2017, 20:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

I feel confident in mine and Jeff's sun-viewing glasses (which he got from a NASA exhibit promoting the Solar Dynamic Array), because you indeed unable to see anything except the sun through them; otherwise, the lenses look like opaque black plastic. The glasses are actually intended to look at sun...
by Aresen
16 Aug 2017, 20:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 104
Views: 1152

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

Jasper wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 13:04
I was just planning on adding a tin foil visor to my hat.
That is the official recommendation of the Trump Forever! website. (I keed, I keed.)
by Aresen
16 Aug 2017, 16:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1159
Views: 20816

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

I prefer a Hanover restoration.