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by JD
Yesterday, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1505
Views: 86050

Re: Pick Your Poisson

Too lazy to Google but wondering what ever happened to that college student carrying the mattress around. She's a "performance artist", something that probably surprises nobody. So, still paying the bills with daddy's credit card then. Hard to tell. I mean, she has a lot of name recognition and was...
by JD
Yesterday, 15:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12293
Views: 779108

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

ProPublica skews pretty hard left, but this is a good article about exactly how scummy TurboTax is: https://www.propublica.org/article/insi ... s-for-free
by JD
Yesterday, 13:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2987
Views: 119971

Re: I just don't get it

thoreau wrote:
Yesterday, 13:48
JD wrote:
Yesterday, 13:42
armories and schools are designed for different purposes.
Are they, though?
Well, sure, Warren. One keeps uncontrollable mobs out, and one keeps uncontrollable mobs in.
by JD
Yesterday, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2987
Views: 119971

Re: I just don't get it

My high school looked like a fortress - high walls with slit-like windows, towers at the corners, crenellations on the roofline. This is because the site used to house an armory, and the armory was popular with the locals; when the city proposed demolishing it and building a high school on the site,...
by JD
Yesterday, 11:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2817
Views: 178770

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

How buffer and error prone do you guys find video streaming services to be? I'm slinging through an old appletv box (v2) and I've been using my sister's hulu account but it is buggy af. Prime streams pretty cleanly through the same box. Mostly they've been pretty good, now that we got our cable int...
by JD
Yesterday, 11:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1505
Views: 86050

Re: Pick Your Poisson

Ellie wrote:
Yesterday, 11:20
Too lazy to Google but wondering what ever happened to that college student carrying the mattress around.
She's a "performance artist", something that probably surprises nobody.
by JD
Yesterday, 10:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7043
Views: 269268

Re: Orange is the new President

Vanity Fair has a pretty good article on some very profitable - suspiciously profitable - trades on futures contracts right before Trump's major announcements: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/10 ... aos-trades
by JD
Yesterday, 10:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7992
Views: 317683

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Spent a lazy Sunday watching Simon Pegg's Cornetto Trilogy yesterday - Shaun of the Dead , Hot Fuzz , and World's End . HF used to be my favorite, but SotD has really grown on me. I didn't like WE as much the first time, but it's grown on me too. It's a tougher watch because it's less of a comedy an...
by JD
19 Oct 2019, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 75
Views: 1123

Re: Epiphanies

Cap'n Crunch is a midget (or "little person" if you prefer). I mean, he's clearly an adult man, judging by his voice and facial hair and having attained the rank of Captain, but he's also no taller than any children he's ever around.
by JD
18 Oct 2019, 14:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 277
Views: 35514

Re: On the modern electric guitar

So what you're saying is, The only member of the band focused on his work is the bass player. :-P So this European explorer is going down a river deep in Central Africa with his native guide, their raft drifting down this dark, slow-moving, green river, the trees almost completely blocking out the ...
by JD
18 Oct 2019, 11:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 304
Views: 11344

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Another $20 here. How much does this sort of thing cost out that way, anyhow? I am so square I have no idea. And unfortunately Craigslist seems to have done an excellent job lately of rousting out the people who used to spam it up with drugs. WTF? Isn't there a street corner on your block? Is that ...
by JD
17 Oct 2019, 19:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 304
Views: 11344

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Jake wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 17:05
Another $20 here. How much does this sort of thing cost out that way, anyhow?
I am so square I have no idea. And unfortunately Craigslist seems to have done an excellent job lately of rousting out the people who used to spam it up with drugs.
by JD
17 Oct 2019, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 329
Views: 17881

Re: 400 ppm

Do not fuck with commuters. Climate activists who crippled rush hour across London on Thursday by climbing onto the roofs of trains were met with angry commuters who took it upon themselves to drag some of them back to platforms. ... Videos have shown protestors using a ladder to climb on top of th...
by JD
17 Oct 2019, 13:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 762
Views: 51349

Re: The Road to Damascus

That is, in all fairness, not the strangest or newest thing ever. It's often cheaper and easier to abandon stuff than to take it with you, and to blow it up rather than have it fall into the wrong hands. Using F-15s does seem like the expensive and risky way of doing it rather than wiring up the bui...
by JD
17 Oct 2019, 13:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4845
Views: 253451

Re: Food

I don't think I've ever had fried clams, or seen them in seafood places. That's why I specified "on the east coast." Even with modern food-storage and -transport options, I'd expect seafood joints (especially cheap 'hood joints) to have some regional variations; I don't know if "clam digging" is so...
by JD
17 Oct 2019, 13:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 277
Views: 35514

Re: On the modern electric guitar

[She called me to tell me this. She's not dumb, but she is a bass player. Stereotypes are a real time-saver. ...so this rock band is getting to play their first big stadium show. And the whole band is just in awe while they're playing to the cheering crowd. The guitarist is thinking, "This is so gr...
by JD
17 Oct 2019, 12:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 304
Views: 11344

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I might be willing to do it if you guys do the whole fund-the-interstate-commerce thing. There is also the slight possibility it would irritate me so bad I'd end up yelling at Williamson or her people and getting arrested for causing a scene.
by JD
16 Oct 2019, 15:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155462

Re: Twitter!

Spotted on Twitter today, and posted with no apparent irony: "#PronounsDay I'm non binary and I prefer no pronouns" Even beyond using two in that sentence, how is that supposed to work? Are people to just repeat Unnamed Twit's name every time they refer to Unnamed Twit or things relevant to Unnamed...
by JD
16 Oct 2019, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12293
Views: 779108

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

A pretty good, optimistic article on discussing politics and ethics across group lines in a civil manner. There's a certain amount that comes across as "duh" to libertarians ("In a study of 12,000 libertarians, Graham found that libertarian responses to the MFQ differ more from either liberals or co...
by JD
16 Oct 2019, 13:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 790
Views: 50525

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

The plot thickens, maybe. The CBP senior official told CNN that the group had $16,000 in cash on them when they were arrested. A second CBP official told CNN that the two adult men in the group had previously applied to enter the US under the ESTA Visa Waiver Program, but had their applications ref...
by JD
16 Oct 2019, 10:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 304
Views: 11344

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Mo wrote:
16 Oct 2019, 09:07
Tuco wrote:
16 Oct 2019, 06:18
JD wrote:
15 Oct 2019, 10:28
I just got invited to a meet-and-greet with Marianne Williamson. I assure you I never signed up for her mailing list. So not only is she loopy as a bowl of Froot Loops, but she's a spammer too.
You have to go. For us.
+1
What did I ever do to you guys?
by JD
15 Oct 2019, 13:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5826
Views: 287136

Re: Light laffs

Someone posited the following question on worldbuilding.stackexchange.com : I time traveled to the date of April 15th, 1912 [sic; should be 14th] with my time machine. It’s evening, 6:00 PM to be exact and my location is the deck of the ship Titanic. We all know what is going to happen not too long...
by JD
15 Oct 2019, 10:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 790
Views: 50525

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

David Connors, 30, and his wife Eileen, 24, say they are being held in Pennsylvania with their three-month-old baby and are "traumatised". They say were driving with relatives on 3 October when, to avoid an animal, they veered onto a small road. A police officer then pulled them over, told them the...
by JD
15 Oct 2019, 10:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 304
Views: 11344

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I just got invited to a meet-and-greet with Marianne Williamson. I assure you I never signed up for her mailing list. So not only is she loopy as a bowl of Froot Loops, but she's a spammer too.