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by dead_elvis
Today, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 291
Views: 9767

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

FEMA's inefficiencies really shouldn't surprise anyone here. Centralized systems, especially something as far removed from the ground as the federal government, are routinely bad about allotting resources. FEMA is also notoriously bad at this stuff. All the stories that came out after Katrina where...
by dead_elvis
Today, 11:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 840
Views: 14846

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I saw this on politico and was hoping it wasn't a real thing. Yeah I mean, "I heard from my brother" is not the gold standard of journalistic sources and there's always the possibility of political bias causing people to leap to conclusions, but at the very least the Times article corroborates that...
by dead_elvis
Yesterday, 19:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 840
Views: 14846

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I mean, what the ever living fuck. https://twitter.com/TheAdamSass/status/1247998231964831744 My brother's hospital was expecting a PPE shipment they purchased. FEMA seized it so they could sell it back to them at a higher price. Hospitals say feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies wi...
by dead_elvis
Yesterday, 12:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9928
Views: 494759

Re: Petty annoyances

Don't know how much laundry you typically generate (everyone is different), but if it were me, rather than risk going to a laundromat I'd rediscover the joys of washing by hand in a sink.
by dead_elvis
07 Apr 2020, 17:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2930
Views: 208484

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

Been watching High Maintenance on HBO. Very entertaining. But wow, just when I thought New York couldn't get any more solipsistic, there it is. First episode of season 2, at the time I would have roundly mocked for being overdramatic about being traumatized by Trump's election. In hindsight complete...
by dead_elvis
07 Apr 2020, 00:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 840
Views: 14846

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Rather than rely on corrupt, conflicted international institutions such as the WHO, the United States and its allies should engage in self-help. To protect against the next virus outbreak, the U.S. should create a new monitoring mechanism that can detect global health threats early, spread informat...
by dead_elvis
06 Apr 2020, 13:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 203
Views: 2428

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Warren wrote:
06 Apr 2020, 13:04
dbcooper wrote:
06 Apr 2020, 06:45
HA!
Don't need to hear the accent to know that sure as hell isn't in the U.S.
by dead_elvis
04 Apr 2020, 19:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2169
Views: 138409

Re: Home $weet Home

Seriously, what are they going to find that they couldn't see through all the open doors and windows. Uh termite damage, water damage, whether the electrical is to code, pretty much everything that they need to know? Actually I'd be surprise that anybody is writing mortgages at this time because wh...
by dead_elvis
04 Apr 2020, 17:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2169
Views: 138409

Re: Home $weet Home

I'm just demoralized now. Wanted to help our chances of getting through this keeping our house (still getting a paycheck for now, but realistically that's not going to continue for long) by refinancing out of PMI. They *Insist* that the appraiser be able to come in the house (and our renters' house ...
by dead_elvis
03 Apr 2020, 14:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9928
Views: 494759

Re: Petty annoyances

My wife and parents conspired a couple years ago to get me a raspberry pi 3 for christmas. But I didn't think we still had any usb keyboards for the initial install and I just never got around to dealing with it. So I was excited to discover one in an old box of junk. Got everything together this mo...
by dead_elvis
03 Apr 2020, 12:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2604
Views: 167894

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

The day is gonna be a little less lovely.
by dead_elvis
03 Apr 2020, 00:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4033
Views: 285871

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

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by dead_elvis
02 Apr 2020, 20:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 840
Views: 14846

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

My take on bread has been that it's super easy to get it edible, but there's also an extremely high skill ceiling. And I like both of those things. Definitely. There's a reason that my go-to to bring to potlucks is fresh bread. Me too! If I'm making for other people, I find frying up some bacon and...
by dead_elvis
02 Apr 2020, 16:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 840
Views: 14846

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

One note: if you've never made bread before, the shaping step can be tricky to nail. Watch a video. And accept you'll probably get it wrong the first time. For anyone who is interested in starting with bread, I've been a big fan of the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day approach, which I think the...
by dead_elvis
02 Apr 2020, 14:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 840
Views: 14846

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Not to be a stereotype, but sourdough starter? I don't actually have *that* much flour, and googling around most starter recipes are looking like they use 2 cups, which I'd really hate to give up. When starter "eats" the flour does most of it disappear into gas or could I count on a cup of flour in...
by dead_elvis
01 Apr 2020, 23:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5943
Views: 325892

Re: Light laffs

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by dead_elvis
01 Apr 2020, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9928
Views: 494759

Re: Petty annoyances

Wait, where is Apple still using .mov? Pretty sure that’s still what my iPhone videos upload as Huh. gross. FWIW Apple's native apps are never very good regardless of the platform. There are plenty of alternative editing apps in the app store. And if you need to convert video formats (which I do fr...
by dead_elvis
01 Apr 2020, 14:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9928
Views: 494759

Re: Petty annoyances

Everything worked fine until I upgraded the OS and now my 1TB drive is "read only" because it's formatted for windows (so why did it work before?). This is exactly the kind of thing that is driving me away from Apple. The only thing that kept me getting iPhones is that my wife has Samsung/Android a...
by dead_elvis
01 Apr 2020, 14:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9928
Views: 494759

Re: Petty annoyances

After a very frustrating afternoon yesterday I've come to realize that between OS upgrades and/or older software and crazy high resolutions I have completely lost the ability to simply take a video with the phone and edit it on the (Late 2011) lappy. Used to be a snap. Oh, and fuck apple for *still*...
by dead_elvis
01 Apr 2020, 12:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 840
Views: 14846

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Got our first experience with grocery delivery last night. They specified that some things might be out of stock, might have to accept substitutions, etc. Mostly ok but out of 5 or 6 things we didn't get I'm hugely bummed that the bottle of alcohol (sanitizing type) and bread yeast didn't show up. W...
by dead_elvis
31 Mar 2020, 16:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 18000

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

He keeps using the words rulers and subjects. :roll: What happened to representatives? I guess he jumped over to our timeline from one in which the revolution never happened or failed, or one in which we created our own monarchy. a recognition that all legislation is necessarily founded on some subs...
by dead_elvis
29 Mar 2020, 16:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 840
Views: 14846

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Pham Nuwen wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 21:30
Also. My time has come. Tonight, I'm having to babysit a fall risk patient suspected of covid. No available nursing staff. I know how to get the vitals (and pretty much nothing else) so I volunteered.

There will be more of this.
Good luck, hope you can stay safe.
by dead_elvis
29 Mar 2020, 16:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 543
Views: 119429

Re: What are you drinking?

631b1c892c2b2348057a9c4f2f67d360_640x640.jpg To celebrate day 14 of quarantine I got out an old bottle of Stone's Southern Charred (it's their Double Bastard, aged in bourbon barrels). I bought it a long time ago and a special enough occasion never seemed to come along so it ended up aging 6 years....
by dead_elvis
29 Mar 2020, 14:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2604
Views: 167894

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

He was supposed to come conduct the school orchestra when I was in grad school, but he called out sick, always bummed me out I missed that opportunity. Since I was too young to see The Shining, his first nightmare fuel I heard was his Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima. In case anyone likes this ...