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by Aresen
Today, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 453
Views: 15500

Re: Op-ediots

More curious than anything, but is knowledge of relativity absolutely necessary for GPS? Is it possible they could have used a hack of some kind that would work about as well. I know throughout history there were lots of "good enough" calculations used where the underlying mechanism was still unkno...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 20:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 453
Views: 15500

Re: Op-ediots

Geez, there’s so much wrong with the methodology of this article. Starting with, it’s hard to tell what’s groundbreaking when a discovery was just made. It was decades before there were practical applications of relativity. Not to mention, more fundamental discoveries are going to seem more importa...
by Aresen
16 Nov 2018, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 195
Views: 4817

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

One of the many, many problems with both the American Empire and the war on terriers is having to appease guys like Erdogan so they'll play nice. Of course, Trump would do it anyway because he cartoon hearts strongman dictators. Don't support the War on Terriers https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...
by Aresen
16 Nov 2018, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 195
Views: 4817

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

To ease Turkish pressure on Saudis over killing, White House weighs expelling Erdogan foe WASHINGTON — The White House is looking for ways to remove an enemy of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S. in order to placate Turkey over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to two s...
by Aresen
16 Nov 2018, 11:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 135323

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Damn. I haven't been following the news, so I wasn't aware how bad it was. Take care of yourselves!!
by Aresen
15 Nov 2018, 21:52
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Ranked-Choice Voting Flips House Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Ranked-Choice Voting Flips House Seat

Hugh Akston wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 20:30
Whether John is really that stupid or just incredibly mendacious may be one of those unresolvable debates in the liberty community.
Since nobody else has said it: Why not both?
by Aresen
15 Nov 2018, 10:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 340
Views: 12201

Re: Putin on the Writs

The US Military-Industrial Complex has played the threat inflation game as long as I can remember. The enemy is always ten feet tall, eats babies for breakfast and has such a vast array of super-weapons that only an intense military buildup can counter it. They are also addicted to gadgets, resultin...
by Aresen
15 Nov 2018, 00:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1389
Views: 67388

Re: Pick Your Poisson

In one of my parenting groups, a mom mentioned her son is into My Little Pony but wasn't sure if he should call himself a "brony" in case it had sexual connotations. A bunch of other people chimed in that yes, they're pretty sure it's an X-rated term. Somebody suggested, as a non-sexual alternative...
by Aresen
14 Nov 2018, 22:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 7342

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Whoever DOES get the Dem nod in 2020, I hope like hell it's not Kamala Harris. In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a lot of 'New York Hate' that carried over to any candidate from that state. I think California has stepped into the 'State that Everybody Hates' slot in that regard. I could see Harris ...
by Aresen
14 Nov 2018, 21:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 7342

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Whoever DOES get the Dem nod in 2020, I hope like hell it's not Kamala Harris. In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a lot of 'New York Hate' that carried over to any candidate from that state. I think California has stepped into the 'State that Everybody Hates' slot in that regard. I could see Harris ...
by Aresen
14 Nov 2018, 10:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 449
Views: 15810

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

dhex wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 21:12
Adulting still makes me want to smash tables. Still.
Agree. Unless you are going to make it the participle for 'adultery' used as a verb.
by Aresen
12 Nov 2018, 11:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 19713

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

They make vows to be ambitious and competent as an eagle, smart and kind as a dolphin and persistent and down-to-earth as a horse. Dolphins are super-rapey, FYI. Also not totally sold on the ambition of eagles, although "The Eagle of Competence" does sound like a gold-colored plastic trophy you wou...
by Aresen
11 Nov 2018, 18:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)
Replies: 158
Views: 12124

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

Kolohe wrote:
10 Nov 2018, 16:46
English speakers (and esp writers) should be the last to complain about leftover legacy quirks of language.
Someone once told me that English has more idiomatic expressions than any other language. Don't remember the source and I don't know if it is true.
by Aresen
09 Nov 2018, 12:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6595
Views: 206472

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

B.C. naturopath who prescribed rabid dog saliva remedy to a child surrenders her licence A B.C. naturopath who made headlines last spring for treating a boy’s behaviour issues with a homeopathic remedy based on the saliva of a rabid dog has voluntarily given up her naturopath’s licence. In a public...
by Aresen
08 Nov 2018, 23:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51287

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Oh, poor me! I have no salary for three months until I take my place in one of the world's most powerful legislative bodies. How will I live? Tee hee hee! If you're determined to find something contemptible in what she said then sure, that's a reasonable interpretation. I said it was a millennial a...
by Aresen
08 Nov 2018, 23:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51287

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

A 'working class person' who can't figure out how to transition for 3 months to a salary of $174,000/yr is too dumb to be allowed into Congress. She isn't stupid, but this is a stupid comment. Huh? She is figuring out "how to transition for 3 months" (she saved money from her bartender job before q...
by Aresen
08 Nov 2018, 22:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51287

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Where'd you get that from the story? I read the entire thing, and the whole "How can I get an apartment in DC" bit struck me as a rhetorical question: people seem surprised that she's not immediately setting up housekeeping there, but she can't afford it until her Congressional salary kicks in. EDI...
by Aresen
08 Nov 2018, 22:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51287

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Where'd you get that from the story? I read the entire thing, and the whole "How can I get an apartment in DC" bit struck me as a rhetorical question: people seem surprised that she's not immediately setting up housekeeping there, but she can't afford it until her Congressional salary kicks in. EDI...
by Aresen
07 Nov 2018, 16:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3084

Re: Vote or Die

Eric the .5b wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 16:20
I'm amused at the numbnuts who keep griping about how Blues cast more total votes for the Senate than Reds, but they aren't being given the majority of states' Senators, and in fact lost seats.
I suppose it would be rude to point out to them that the D's won more than 2/3 the seats up for grabs.
by Aresen
07 Nov 2018, 16:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 149494

Re: Orange is the new President

Jennifer wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 16:06
Apparently it's too late; Sessions' removal is already a done deal. Though you may have to call your representatives to oppose the firing of Robert Mueller.
I am hoping Whittaker does. The shitstorm will be hilarious, especially when the House Judiciary Committee convenes in January.
by Aresen
07 Nov 2018, 00:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1898
Views: 111303

Re: Towing the Lion

Painboy wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 00:51
I'm trying to do some troubleshooting on my monitor and the tech support person texted this:
Thank you for your patience and understanding, if you send here directly, the messages will be swallowed soon, and it's not easy for tracking your case dear
At least you know they care, dear.
by Aresen
06 Nov 2018, 21:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3084

Re: Vote or Die

This is the best news I have seen so far: Florida Amendment 4 has passed , restoring voting rights for felons who have completed their sentences. Well shit. Now Trump's Cabinet officials will be able to remain involved in the political process. I congratulate you on your ability to find a cloud beh...
by Aresen
06 Nov 2018, 21:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3084

Re: Vote or Die

This is the best news I have seen so far:

Florida Amendment 4 has passed, restoring voting rights for felons who have completed their sentences.
by Aresen
06 Nov 2018, 21:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3084

Re: Vote or Die

Warren wrote:
06 Nov 2018, 21:13
EVC!.jpg
Send just as poles were closing no less.
Poles can't vote in US elections, Warren. :P