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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 217
Views: 11786

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

I love overstuffed leather. It's super comfortable. Leather furniture is nice if you're wearing long pants and long sleeves, but not if your bare skin is going to be in contact with it. I once sat in shorts and a short sleeved t-shirt in an appropriately aged leather chair in South Carolina. It can...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3043
Views: 112143

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

But it doesn't happen often. And even today, the temperature is over 40 in Atlanta. There's no icing. It's going below freezing again after dark. The dreaded black ice will return. People staying home in the snow? That's fine by me. Works well (for most people) on the weekend when this storm happen...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 217
Views: 11786

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

Sandy wrote:
Yesterday, 13:32
I love overstuffed leather. It's super comfortable.
Leather furniture is nice if you're wearing long pants and long sleeves, but not if your bare skin is going to be in contact with it.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3043
Views: 112143

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

De-icing is a difficult operation, and requires pretty much the same equipment in the same scale as snow removal if you're going to do it well. A fleet of yokels in pickup trucks can do a parking lot, but not roadways. And there are significant costs to deicing that are borne by individual citizens...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3043
Views: 112143

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I completely understand and agree with the rationale for why Georgia would not have New England-grade snow-removal equipment -- noticeable snow really is a rarity here, and buying, storing and maintaining equipment sufficient for those rare events would not make economic sense. But why the HELL do t...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 350
Views: 5077

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I dunno, I can sympathize with the idea that some guy thinks Moore is falsely accused and so doesn't care about national opinion, because he knows they hate people like him, anyway. The thing is, how many people in Alabama really think Moore's innocent, as opposed to saying so as a partisan signal?...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2017, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 619
Views: 30022

Re: Private Money!

but they'll joo you on the price. https://media1.tenor.com/images/bd3a9db020a099e99d05b885db6d3818/tenor.gif?itemid=4393007 Over the line? Is there an acceptable turn of phrase that means that? "Cheat?" "Haggle?" "Nickel-and-dime you to death?" There are lots of options that don't rely on anti-Semi...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2017, 16:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 217
Views: 11786

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

Very nice. I can't see furniture like that without thinking that Bob of Bob's Discount Furniture should be sitting on it, though. (That may not mean anything to people not from the Northeast.) Other than the bowls of candy they'd have out in their stores, my main memory of Bob is his Zod-awful comm...
by Jennifer
08 Dec 2017, 17:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 350
Views: 5077

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Franks is the same guy who argued that gay marriage is "literally a threat to the nation's survival." http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/fagala-phobic-congressman-trent-franks-gay-marriage-literally-is-a-threat-to-the-nations-survival-6656530 And of course, his various forced-birth legislative prop...
by Jennifer
08 Dec 2017, 16:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 1837

Re: The Abortion Thread

Great; after the investigate the already-discredited claim of PP selling baby parts, maybe they can investigate the worldwide Jewish conspiracy, and uncover which members of the US government are filling the atmosphere with mind-controlling "chemtrails."
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 21:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29627

Re: Infrastructure

Except I can sympathize with the notion that the transportation network should not be so inherently dysfunctional that bare functionality is a pricey "extra." (Hence my upthread reference to "unless they're putting all that extra toll money into making the rest of the system NOT suck so much.)
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 21:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29627

Re: Infrastructure

If they're stuck sitting in traffic jams every day, there's as bad off as they were before. Perhaps the loss of those $35 toll-payers actually will shave 15 seconds off their hour-plus commute, but I don't expect them to appreciate it.)
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 19:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 350
Views: 5077

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Apparently Franks is also being investigated for retaliation.

by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29627

Re: Infrastructure

JasonL wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 16:05
Every car that is removed from the regular lane is an improvement to the rank and file. That's the point.
The rank and file stuck in barely mobile traffic while people who can afford to pay an extra $35 a pop whiz right by them won't be convinced of that. That's my point.
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29627

Re: Infrastructure

How does this make things worse? In this case, it's a situation where the lanes used to be HOV only. Now they're HOT. As was pointed out, last week single drivers had the single option of sitting in traffic and watching cars in the HOV lane go by them. Now they still have that option, but they also...
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 14:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29627

Re: Infrastructure

I understand the rationale for the dynamic tolling, but at the same time I completely sympathize with the complaints against it: a lot of people with those hyperlong commutes are those who cannot AFFORD to live in reasonable distance to their jobs, and this high toll is going to make matters even wo...
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 13:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 877
Views: 46795

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

I remember a few years ago, Jeff and I went to Halifax and visited a historic old fort there. (It was also a bit weird going through the fort's military history museum and seeing that, up until World War One, the US was portrayed generally as the bad-guy country against whom our Canadian forefathers...
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 12:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6165
Views: 166340

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

In all fairness, it does sound like a lot of these delis are the kind that basically sell beer and not much else. But still, criticizing the businesses and their bulletproof barriers is attacking the symptom, not the disease. From what I've read, the majority of their business is indeed beer and ot...
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 12:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: It doesn't matter if you're black or white
Replies: 370
Views: 8214

Re: It doesn't matter if you're black or white

How the fuck can such a thing even be LEGAL? I know, there is no explicit constitutional right to have a window of any type, whether made of ordinary or bulletproof glass, but ... WTF? Wouldn't there be some law against, I dunno, singling out one type of business? How would this be any different fro...
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 11:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 110
Views: 2877

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Angela has clearly lost her mind, and I wonder who those people who picked her up last night were -- Dark Army agents, or someone else?
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 01:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 110
Views: 2877

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

I was skeptical about the malware too. And I don't know if Darlene was playing idiot ball for telling the FBI she knew the Dark Army compromised it.
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 01:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3043
Views: 112143

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

AAAIGH! IT'S THE APOCALYPSE!!!

Tomorrow, Atlanta might get up to one inch of snow.

http://www.ajc.com/weather/more-cold-ai ... fx0S4u19J/
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2017, 21:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8975
Views: 289044

Re: Petty annoyances

dhex wrote:
06 Dec 2017, 18:13
Windows 10 won't extend display?
Apparently not. I checked the archives here for the last time this happened -- yeah, then as now, Jeff ended up disabling the update and going back to the prior version.
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2017, 13:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8975
Views: 289044

Re: Petty annoyances

GAAAAH! The Windows update FINALLY finished, but I forgot about a certain problem the LAST time I had a mandatory update: only my main monitor works now, not my two side monitors. And I cannot do my work with only the one monitor, and I can't get the other monitors working until Jeff gets here (he's...