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by dead_elvis
Today, 18:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39639

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

I stopped watching a few seasons back, because while I don't mind major characters getting killed - in fact, it's an interesting twist - And the fact that this was a twist that disappeared by season 7 made the show much less interesting. Knowing that certain characters are "protected" always kneeca...
by dead_elvis
Yesterday, 14:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39639

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

I am literally lolling at the inclusion of some of those. Gilly. The Mountain. The Hound would probably make a terrible king but I would absolutely watch that spinoff show.
by dead_elvis
16 Apr 2019, 17:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39639

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

I also hope they don't try too hard with Sir Bronn's possible assassination mission. Yeah he's a sellsword but he's had too much water under the bridge with the Brothers Lannister and he knows Cersei better than to hitch his horse to her wagon. It strikes me as another Sansa/Arya conflict from seaso...
by dead_elvis
16 Apr 2019, 13:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39639

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

It might seem like dragging up old grudges that at this point are dwarfed by larger concerns but I think it's one of those essential data points in Dany's story arc of facing the challenges of being in charge rather than a rebel with nothing to lose as she was in her Dothraki/free the slaves phase. ...
by dead_elvis
13 Apr 2019, 21:28
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

What I find most interesting is the addition of the "report spam or abuse" flag. They've always made a point of being for all practical purposes moderation-free, and I have to think they are not naive about wading into those waters, but still. Do they *really* know what that's going to take and how ...
by dead_elvis
11 Apr 2019, 19:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design
Replies: 108
Views: 6126

Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

OFFS:
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by dead_elvis
30 Mar 2019, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9603
Views: 376801

Re: Petty annoyances

My favorite part of Vegas (or Reno) is ridiculously cheap steak and eggs. The rest, meh. I *suppose* you could enjoy it without unhealthy levels of day drinking but I don't see how. My only desire to go back is that I'd like to see Penn and Teller. My wife took her teenage niece to Cirque du Soleil ...
by dead_elvis
26 Mar 2019, 20:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Congrats Docktor T, you did it
Replies: 360
Views: 19886

Re: Congrats Docktor T, you did it

Modern popular country is like a mix of 90s grunge ballads and cultural resentment. After Garth and Reba turned country into Journey-style arena rock I stopped paying attention, but the bits I've heard recently made me think all of pop-country music has converged into versions of a single song, Tom...
by dead_elvis
22 Mar 2019, 12:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This Life is Absurd
Replies: 140
Views: 10310

Re: This Life is Absurd

by dead_elvis
21 Mar 2019, 11:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 489
Views: 10084

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Presidential term to be allotted to each candidate in accordance with share of the popular vote. i.e. Candidate gets 47% of the popular vote - the candidate will be president for 47% of the term (1461 x .47 =686.67 days rounded to the nearest whole number of days = 687.) On January 6th following el...
by dead_elvis
19 Mar 2019, 11:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22294

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

If We Build It, they'll re-purpose it Contractors directed by the National Guard trimmed the border fence along the southwestern end of the United States with 18-foot thickets of the military-grade concertina wire. Thieves are now stealing that same material at night and using it in their homes or s...
by dead_elvis
17 Mar 2019, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9603
Views: 376801

Re: Petty annoyances

A possible solution is to move to california, where you will be forced to buy a detector that has non-replaceable internal power that is good for 10 years.
by dead_elvis
17 Mar 2019, 16:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160561

Re: Market Failure!

I gotcha. Sounds like a pickle. I'd suggest giving B+H a call if you haven't already. This would all end if I could just bring myself to plunk down $650 for an apogee duet2 (and the extra $30 for the special iPhone-compatibility-cable because of course), but how do I know it will still be compatibl...
by dead_elvis
16 Mar 2019, 12:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160561

Re: Market Failure!

Just the portability. If I want to hear what something sounds like in a hall, nicer not to have to drag too much stuff around. Also, it would have helped me avoid having to replace my laptop battery. I keep sinking money into this old lappy because everything I have is firewire. If I could get stuff...
by dead_elvis
15 Mar 2019, 23:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160561

Re: Market Failure!

Not to beat a dead horse but I'm really flabbergasted on this one. There is simply no such thing as a simple audio breakout cable that includes digital input for input to iOS. There's an analog input adapter for iPhone, but no digital. What century is this? Due to picking a firewire interface over U...
by dead_elvis
14 Mar 2019, 00:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160561

Re: Market Failure!

On two levels.
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by dead_elvis
10 Mar 2019, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 363
Views: 67156

Re: Damn database problems

Ok, thanks! Hard to know on the internet exactly what level of paranoia is appropriate.
by dead_elvis
10 Mar 2019, 14:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2666
Views: 150698

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Vanity Fair (recent Amazon version): I found the use of songs by Bob Dylan and Kate Bush and such in a period drama to be oddly distracting, but the truly painful anachronism was hearing Borodin's second string quartet (composed 1881) being played as music at a party that is clearly taking place in ...
by dead_elvis
09 Mar 2019, 22:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 363
Views: 67156

Re: Damn database problems

I’m puzzled that when I try to sign in from my lappy I get “not a secure connection” at the login page. This doesn’t happen on my phone, but it did happen when I had the lappy use my phone’s internet connection. What am I doing wrong?
by dead_elvis
08 Mar 2019, 16:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Make a box-office flop!
Replies: 34
Views: 1310

Re: Make a box-office flop!

Remake of The Day The Clown Cried starring Milo Yiannopoulos. That’s not going to burn through $300 mil though so hire Terry Gilliam to direct and let his cursed luck take care of that.

ETA that the setting should be modernized to a Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.
by dead_elvis
06 Mar 2019, 13:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4770
Views: 219232

Re: Food

I've been told that that's actually cultural influence from America. My wife (Costa Rican) complains about americans feeling the need to slather everything in cheese. Which is one of those things I never noticed because it's the water we swim in, but yeah let's face it. Then again, they eat potato ...
by dead_elvis
06 Mar 2019, 13:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6734
Views: 231733

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Petition to prohibit unaccompanied adults from playgrounds gains traction Algra, a Pacific Beach mother of two, kept finding various hazards in parks, playgrounds and nature exploration areas where she took her children. There were open fires, she said, makeshift homeless camps and discarded condom...
by dead_elvis
02 Mar 2019, 10:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4039
Views: 150301

Re: When journalism goes bad

More about the layout than journalism but while the story of how this woman got to run this paper is interesting enough this grabbed my attention; is there really no possible way to avoid that?
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by dead_elvis
28 Feb 2019, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160561

Re: Market Failure!

Fnord.
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