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by Aresen
Today, 01:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6289
Views: 187149

Re: Orange is the new President

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Today, 00:54
There are probably still some good reasons to keep some threads behind the veil, but I'm thinking keeping prying government eyes away ain't one of them and hasn't been for a long time now.
I believe our records are kept on the "Mostly Harmless" drive.
by Aresen
16 Apr 2019, 14:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1925
Views: 120999

Re: Towing the Lion

Ellie wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 13:08
From the staff meeting minutes about last Sunday's church service:
The reading of the Passion was excellent, especially [parishioner's name] as Pilot.
Was he doing pilates at the time?
by Aresen
16 Apr 2019, 11:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1037
Views: 39351

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

Warren wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 22:11
The incineration of the undead was more disturbingly violent than I care for.
They should show more sensitivity to the feelings of undead viewers.
by Aresen
13 Apr 2019, 22:25
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
13 Apr 2019, 20:58
That would be surprising because I suspect it generates a substantial percentage of the site's hits. They're revamping the entire site this weekend and warned about delays and disruption.
Are they going to add a woodchipper button?
by Aresen
13 Apr 2019, 10:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 499
Views: 23879

Re: Putin on the Writs

Tuco wrote:
13 Apr 2019, 07:01
Pham Nuwen wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 14:16
He's just an idiot elected by idiots.
Fulla sound & fury.
A poor player that struts and frets upon the stage
by Aresen
13 Apr 2019, 10:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 41540

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

You suggesting that obscene sexual images aren't in everyone's fantasy world? Because they are. Whether they admit it or not. It's there. Well yes, but there is a substantial faction that believes it should remain fantasy and not be manifest in reality. Unless, of course, you are a pastor or priest.
by Aresen
12 Apr 2019, 11:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 499
Views: 23879

Re: Putin on the Writs

Keeping it unreasonably low. The powers of the presidency are awesome and therefore should be reigned in. The fact that it has only been used 2.5 times in the history of our country is part of the reason that presidents have been able to ratchet the powers of the presidency up without consequence a...
by Aresen
11 Apr 2019, 10:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 152
Views: 10766

Re: Familiar spirits

Jasper wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 08:55
Warren wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 14:55
I have a rock that keeps away tigers. It works for leopards too.
If you find one that keeps squalling, sticky infants away, I'll take one.
That's what tigers and leopards are for.
by Aresen
10 Apr 2019, 12:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12025
Views: 717195

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I use cloth bags, mainly because plastic bags have been banned here.
by Aresen
10 Apr 2019, 12:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 179
Views: 11535

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Mo wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 06:35
Wow, a basic IF statement is now considered AI. Does this mean I can now put AI as one of my skills on LinkedIn?
Maybe the Friends are linking from the 'other side.'
by Aresen
09 Apr 2019, 22:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 818
Views: 45129

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

I fully intend to be up early tomorrow morning to watch this. (6:00 AM my time)

by Aresen
09 Apr 2019, 22:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 499
Views: 23879

Re: Putin on the Writs

1) I don't think the Mueller report in its full un-redacted form would be enough to remove Trump extra-democratically. Trump could stab an unborn fetus live from the West Wing and they still wouldn't get 67 votes in the Senate for removal. I am fully aware that simply won't happen. I only ask that ...
by Aresen
09 Apr 2019, 13:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 499
Views: 23879

Re: Putin on the Writs

Whatever Trump (and Putin) are up to, I don't really think it matters a tinder's damn. The saving grace about Trump is that he is so frigging stupid he is self-destructing. He may take the GOP with him. Putin is playing the dis-information game he learned as a Gaybista. He has a vision of "Great Rus...
by Aresen
08 Apr 2019, 00:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22246

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Motel 6 will pay $12M to settle lawsuit after sharing guest info with ICE Motel 6 agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit that accused several Washington state locations of sharing personal guest information with U.S. immigration officials. The budget motel operator illegally shared the perso...
by Aresen
07 Apr 2019, 20:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22246

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Listen DAR. Let me assure you. The real estate you want on Mars is certified Matt Damon free. If you buy in the next 15 minutes then I'll throw in a pet rock that keeps tigers and Ben Affleck away. You can't pass up this dream deal! Now sign on the dotted line! I am not a paid actor. I am an actual...
by Aresen
07 Apr 2019, 17:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22246

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Pham Nuwen wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 13:23
thoreau wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 12:21
You guys aren't thinking big enough. Write this down: M-A-R-S. Mars, bitchez!
Mars is the new frontier. The new frontier being to get the fuck away from earth craziness.
Mars is the new Australia?
by Aresen
07 Apr 2019, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22246

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

I'm tempted to say we should disband ICE by marching them all into the high desert and leaving them there. Specifically the Atacama. I'd go for The Empty Quarter The region is classified as "hyper-arid", with annual precipitation generally less than 35 millimetres (1.4 in), and daily mean relative ...
by Aresen
07 Apr 2019, 11:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 387
Views: 16522

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I was guilty of a no fucking way is this real life thing well past the final count. I had seen Nate Silver's forecasts that Trump had something like a 30% chance of winning, but I was still shocked and surprised the next morning when I found out. (I had stopped looking at the newsfeed the night bef...
by Aresen
07 Apr 2019, 11:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 404
Views: 16185

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I'm not saying I don't know this. But I seem to be incapable of believing it. You'll notice I'm not trying to convince anyone this is true. That's because it isn't. But I can't stop believing it anyway. This describes my mindset on a lot of things, too. Like the Holocaust. I'm not an actual Holocau...
by Aresen
06 Apr 2019, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22246

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

"U.S. Border Patrol agents have been accused of carrying out a string of "inhumane" abuses at an outdoor holding area for asylum seekers at the overcrowded Paso del Norte Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas, where hundreds of predominantly Central American families were forced to wait for their asylum ...
by Aresen
06 Apr 2019, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6289
Views: 187149

Re: Orange is the new President

Reminds me of something I saw on Twitter some time ago -- long after "Trump scandal du jour" was commonplace-- something to the effect of "Remember those movies from the 70s and 80s, where someone uncovers evidence of massive wrongdoing somewhere, then the movie ends with the guy giving all this in...
by Aresen
06 Apr 2019, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 378
Views: 10122

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

After all the recent nonsense in the UK parliament, I am beginning hope that the hard leavers get their wish. The can enjoy the consequences. Same goes for those who voted 'leave' in 2016 not because they wanted to leave but because they wanted to 'teach the Eurocrats a lesson' or some such nonsense...
by Aresen
06 Apr 2019, 11:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 387
Views: 16522

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

From 538

While this is two months old, it is still encouraging:

Almost Half Of Voters Are Dead Set Against Voting For Trump