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by Shem
Today, 02:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4341
Views: 70767

Re: Orange is the new President

In all seriousness, Trump managed to pick two Republicans in Alabama that both lost their race. How much air cover does Congress give him now? How much was Trump and how much was Moore? The RNC must be hoping it was mostly Moore, because going from a 28 point spread in favor of the GOP in 2016 to l...
by Shem
Yesterday, 13:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8397
Views: 231850

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Generally, the remote doesn't suddenly crap out on newer remotes. The buttons just become less and less effective as time passes, almost as if they're wearing out. It seems to start with more complex functions, with stuff like channel changer and power effected toward the end.
by Shem
Yesterday, 13:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 989
Views: 31182

Re: Inequality

Considering Alabama's infant mortality rate is hovering right around the same level as Sri Lanka despite having something like 9 times the GDP/capita, I'm not sure this is a hill worth dying on.
by Shem
08 Dec 2017, 13:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4341
Views: 70767

Re: Orange is the new President

Just more of the "I never thought the 'zombie face-eater party' would send zombies to eat *my* face!"
by Shem
07 Dec 2017, 23:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4341
Views: 70767

Re: Orange is the new President

If ~ 15% of revenue goes directly to servers, then does the minimum wage for servers make it must be difficult to pay the cooking staff appropriately for their skills? Does the minimum wage apply to pre-tip compensation? 1) In no sense is it currently accurate to consider gratuities as part of a re...
by Shem
07 Dec 2017, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30266

Re: Private Money!

This begins to smell like a speculative attack. Seems like a good way for someone like the North Koreans to get a cash infusion without attracting too much attention.
by Shem
07 Dec 2017, 13:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 406
Views: 7755

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Ellie wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 10:07
Are Republicans allowed to bang the popular vote drum? I thought that was only for Hillary supporters right now.
Isn't banging things what got them into trouble in the first place?
by Shem
05 Dec 2017, 20:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 184
Views: 4115

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

That's grounds for divorce in some states.
by Shem
05 Dec 2017, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 184
Views: 4115

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Oh my God, it's the thot police.
by Shem
04 Dec 2017, 12:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 210
Views: 9706

Re: Net Neutrality

Dangerman wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 10:36
Why should they care? Peeps are copy pasting responses that they get through chain letters on FB.
Well, they seem to care about the hundreds of thousands of fake ones supporting repeal that someone just happened to submit under someone there names of strangers.
by Shem
04 Dec 2017, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 406
Views: 7755

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Warren wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 11:41
Shem wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 11:36
In a year, when we're talking about Senator Arpaio, I'm going to remind you of this.
Ha ha ha. That would be scary.
If he runs, he'll take the nomination. From there, your only bright spot is that it stands to be a very bad year for the GOP.
by Shem
04 Dec 2017, 11:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 406
Views: 7755

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

In a year, when we're talking about Senator Arpaio, I'm going to remind you of this.
by Shem
02 Dec 2017, 01:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4341
Views: 70767

Re: Orange is the new President

I'd be more impressed if they did Huey Lewis and the News. Bush and Obama had actual songs for them, none of that spoken word cheapness.

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by Shem
02 Dec 2017, 01:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 406
Views: 7755

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Hey, you try looking sincere when you just took a hit of salvia before you walked out on the stage.
by Shem
01 Dec 2017, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 406
Views: 7755

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

And only one count of lying when they could have nailed him for conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Wonder what he gave to get that. Is that more of the "undercharge to prevent Trump from meddling with pardons" that was talked about with Manafort? They're partnering with the NY AG to develop state cha...
by Shem
01 Dec 2017, 10:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 406
Views: 7755

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

And only one count of lying when they could have nailed him for conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Wonder what he gave to get that.
by Shem
30 Nov 2017, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8397
Views: 231850

Re: Observations of the Random sort

So I'm actually reading Albion's Seed, and it seems that Puritanism is more about stated beliefs that cannot ever be maintained, and the expectation that you are a horrific sinner. If you aren't self-flagelating, you are suspect because you aren't recognizing your own sins. Of course people are hyp...
by Shem
30 Nov 2017, 14:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17
Replies: 94
Views: 2154

Re: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17

The Rams. Earl Thomas knocked the ball out at the 1 during a breakout while Gurley was reaching and it bounced out the corner of the endzone. They called it a touchdown, then during the automatic review, they noted that Gurley lost control before the ball crossed the plane, and so Seattle got the ba...
by Shem
29 Nov 2017, 21:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17
Replies: 94
Views: 2154

Re: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17

What happened to the Bears was so hilariously awful it probably deserves to be canonized as an idiom beyond football. Bears ball carrier gets to the 2 yard line and lunges the ball toward the pilon. Call on the field is he stepped out of bounds, first and goal on the 2. Bears challenge the play, re...
by Shem
29 Nov 2017, 19:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 210
Views: 9706

Re: Net Neutrality

JasonL wrote:
29 Nov 2017, 13:15
Local loop unbundle with zero other title 2 authority would be fine with me.
So, pretty much exactly what my stated #1 preferred solution has been. Glad we're in agreement.
by Shem
29 Nov 2017, 10:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 210
Views: 9706

Re: Net Neutrality

JasonL wrote:
29 Nov 2017, 08:42
Am I missing something?
The fact that NN is the current status quo, and we don't have Title 2 classification, for starters. The push by ISPs is to repeal current NN regulations. NN is the way things are now, and has been since 2014. What exactly do you think the state of the law right now is?
by Shem
29 Nov 2017, 00:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 111
Views: 2910

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Wouldn't it be a sign that something wasn't quite right with what they found in the garage in that an observant Muslim woman wasn't wearing a head covering in her final act of jihad? Only if you were looking for signs that something wasn't quite right, as opposed to looking for bodies to throw to a...
by Shem
29 Nov 2017, 00:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8397
Views: 231850

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I guess that is marginally better than selling it, when you consider he probably could have gotten some serious coin on the black market. Unless it was already known, in which case he probably should have sold it to Apple for the $50k.

Also, Apple should probably pay better for bugs.
by Shem
29 Nov 2017, 00:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 210
Views: 9706

Re: Net Neutrality

It’s the policy you are explicitly advocating. You are getting NN by handing over the whole internet to the FCC. That’s what title 2 does. The closest I've come to arguing for Title 2 is saying that it wouldn't be the catastrophe that you think it'd be. Well, that and pointing out that turning cont...