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by dead_elvis
Yesterday, 11:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 365
Views: 20827

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: 9522
Views: 369697

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: 2325
Views: 157229

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: 2325
Views: 157229

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: 2325
Views: 157229

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: 2325
Views: 157229

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: 65848

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: 2656
Views: 147210

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: 65848

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: 627

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: 4746
Views: 214078

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: 6724
Views: 227789

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: 148748

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: 2325
Views: 157229

Re: Market Failure!

Fnord.
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by dead_elvis
25 Feb 2019, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1574
Views: 54067

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

Warren wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 12:00

I'll never understand how anyone takes Job straight. It's so obviously a farcical comedy.
I dunno, the comedy in the movie version was more dark than farcical, but I could see that changing if god hired different scriptwriter-directors.
by dead_elvis
25 Feb 2019, 14:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 512
Views: 44648

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnFQmujpdVE I don't want to live in a world where I'm not allowed to say that this is objectively horrific art: AsUS3HJ19mA Available for booking. I mean if this was my junior high aged daughter I'd be proud as shit but are there just no standards anymore. Thoreau's ...
by dead_elvis
25 Feb 2019, 11:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1574
Views: 54067

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

While picking up dinner this evening I overheard a middle aged couple discussing the problem of evil, specifically regarding an acquaintance who was doing pretty well for himself despite being an atheist. The wife wondered why god rewarded atheists with happiness and prosperity, and the husband arg...
by dead_elvis
19 Feb 2019, 15:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 341
Views: 26044

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Dethklok was on to something:

by dead_elvis
19 Feb 2019, 15:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 512
Views: 44648

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

Some kids of friends turned me on to these guys. I love the roasting they give this deserving douchenozzle: BvsvaCU6i1M The humor can drag at times (seriously guys, after the 20th exasperated facepalm exasperated face palming loses its effect) but there are some good moments in their critiques of ho...
by dead_elvis
18 Feb 2019, 18:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5700
Views: 247136

Re: Light laffs

This cracked me up because it's a friggin Boomhauer in the wild. (should start around 1:46:00) I've been gradually working my way through the whole compilation. As has been my habit in life, *of course* I develop a crush on a lesbian. Barbara Gaines is so adorable and funny. https://youtu.be/x_IasKg...
by dead_elvis
17 Feb 2019, 19:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2325
Views: 157229

Re: Market Failure!

App Store ad:
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by dead_elvis
17 Feb 2019, 19:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Quotable quotes
Replies: 1523
Views: 91064

Re: Quotable quotes

Nate Jackson wrote:The NFL’s Brand Equity is lodged in America’s taint. You had New York Giants pajamas as a kid, not Birmingham Whateverthefucks.
by dead_elvis
12 Feb 2019, 16:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2656
Views: 147210

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

Brockmire. A couple episodes into season 2. Funny show, I like it. But I feel it running the risk that all "entertaining disaster of a person" shows have, in that you can only laugh at someone fueled by alcoholism and drug abuse and cringey assholishness so long before it just feels sad and not funn...
by dead_elvis
12 Feb 2019, 14:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9522
Views: 369697

Re: Petty annoyances

I'd someday like to own a macbook pro charger that lasts longer than a year before crapping out.