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by Shem
Yesterday, 18:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If You're So Smart, How Come You're a Phone?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: If You're So Smart, How Come You're a Phone?

I'm upgrading to a Pixel 3 when it comes out in October.
by Shem
Yesterday, 15:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 703
Views: 24223

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Mo wrote:
Yesterday, 07:37
Sure, why the fuck not.
That was hilarious.
by Shem
18 Jul 2018, 01:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 285
Views: 12388

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

It really is a solid car, it's just being held hostage by the same "I'll get where I'm going by being an asshole, not by accommodating even a little bit" Silicon Valley spirit that's made Uber into such a tire fire. Perfect example; they spent all that time trying to fight dealerships because they d...
by Shem
18 Jul 2018, 00:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6485
Views: 191258

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwkzg4/i-recreated-the-20-mile-walk-from-falling-down-minus-the-murders "I'm a better person than a fictional asshole having a psychotic break" At least he got that D-Fens was the bad guy. I mean, Jesus Christ: D-Fens- "I'm the bad guy?" Cop- "Yeah. You're the bad...
by Shem
17 Jul 2018, 01:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6485
Views: 191258

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

It's an "apply the scientific method to real data" factbox, with the questions cut out. The edition in the book didn't have Africa, but was otherwise the same. It also had a citation for the information. I suspect what happened was, they made the factbox and then simplified the data to make the exer...
by Shem
16 Jul 2018, 17:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5506
Views: 123740

Re: Orange is the new President

This bad even for Trump. It would be one thing to be bland and non-committal but openly supportive of Putin is just bizarre. Unless of course you've been watching him be openly supportive of Putin literally this entire time, in which case it's just more of exactly what half the people here have bee...
by Shem
16 Jul 2018, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 285
Views: 12388

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Between the outsize personality and the love of Rube Goldbergesque plots, I feel like Elon Musk is one bad day away from winding up as a Bond villain.
by Shem
16 Jul 2018, 16:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5506
Views: 123740

Re: Orange is the new President

This bad even for Trump. It would be one thing to be bland and non-committal but openly supportive of Putin is just bizarre. Unless of course you've been watching him be openly supportive of Putin literally this entire time, in which case it's just more of exactly what half the people here have bee...
by Shem
15 Jul 2018, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 855
Views: 28799

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

It’s hard to build a culture of wariness for those sorts of things from scratch without some outside impetus. Something like that happening in 2020, OTOH, would be malpractice. Especially when the boss is a geriatric who barely understands email, let alone security technology. Which most campaigner...
by Shem
13 Jul 2018, 23:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5506
Views: 123740

Re: Orange is the new President

"I'll bet that Italian-American businessman with the thuggish personality had no idea that his sons, accountant, and business partner were all balls deep in the drug trade. And it's a total coincidence that the city council members whose campaigns he supported all turned a blind eye to the police c...
by Shem
13 Jul 2018, 17:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 855
Views: 28799

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Another interesting point is that the US seems to have a great deal of information about exactly which operative did what - which suggests that either they have a person on the inside, or the Russian operatives themselves were compromised by some US intelligence service... The Dutch had inside men ...
by Shem
12 Jul 2018, 01:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5506
Views: 123740

Re: Orange is the new President

I don't think the Baltic have much an alternative to getting conquered, other than fighting a guerilla war. The Finns did OK for themselves. So what happens if we invite Russia to join NATO? Something bad, I assume? I don't know enough about the topic to identify what the likely bad thing would be....
by Shem
11 Jul 2018, 12:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6485
Views: 191258

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Mo wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 11:33
There's decent potential that replacement of things like American soy with Brazilian soy will take years to regain lost share.
If it goes, it's never coming back. Once the constituency is dead, the drive to subsidize will go with it, and we won't be able to beat Brazil's prices.
by Shem
11 Jul 2018, 12:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 477
Views: 15133

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Moon Pies are like chicken pox or the cartons of the 1980s. If you were exposed as a child, you're ok, but if you try to pick them up as an adult, you're liable to wind up sterile.
by Shem
10 Jul 2018, 16:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Waco II: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 324
Views: 7174

Re: Waco II: Electric Boogaloo

"I would be a lot less bothered by the pardon of these right-wing martyrs if it hadn't been a pardon of right-wing martyrs."
by Shem
10 Jul 2018, 09:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5506
Views: 123740

Re: Orange is the new President

Who also worked on the Starr report.
by Shem
07 Jul 2018, 03:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers
Replies: 25
Views: 970

Re: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers

Also, they need to knock the gimmicky timeline crap off in season 3. It's becoming Shyamalanesque at this point.
by Shem
07 Jul 2018, 03:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers
Replies: 25
Views: 970

Re: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers

The biggest Big Picture thing I'm left wondering is what SysAdmin Logan meant when he said that Bernard was the one who gave the order for Dolores to have access. Did Ford give the order using Bernard's login or something? Has Bernard been involved in other things beyond his recall? He gave the ord...
by Shem
02 Jul 2018, 19:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RON PUAL!!!!!!1!!
Replies: 774
Views: 13947

Re: RON PUAL!!!!!!1!!

Or he just really doesn't see racism as a big deal, which is almost as bad.
by Shem
02 Jul 2018, 17:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: paranoia check
Replies: 49
Views: 984

Re: paranoia check

Nukes aren't going to happen, but going bitchcakes on Pyongyang with cruise missiles is a distinct possibility, especially with John Bolton at the NSC.
by Shem
02 Jul 2018, 16:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6485
Views: 191258

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

It'll be like blowing off your mortgage and credit card payments for a few months, then paying the outstanding debts. You can still get what you had before, but it'll be a lot more expensive than it would have been otherwise. International agreements that don't provide benefits until Congress approv...
by Shem
02 Jul 2018, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: paranoia check
Replies: 49
Views: 984

Re: paranoia check

Does Trump know that Obama has more followers? If not, I'd pay a lot of money to watch him be told. Of course, I wouldn't want to be the one who actually TOLD him that. Well, no. And I'd prefer the football be elsewhere at the time. You know that doesn't actually do anything right? Last I heard, it...
by Shem
02 Jul 2018, 16:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RON PUAL!!!!!!1!!
Replies: 774
Views: 13947

Re: RON PUAL!!!!!!1!!

It needs to be a rule, if it isn't already, that judgement should not be passed on a person's crazy ramblings once senility has set in. Senility doesn't actually turn otherwise non-racist people into racists. At most, it takes the little restrictor plate out of their brain that kept them from sayin...