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by JD
Yesterday, 12:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 255
Views: 10419

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Elon Musk is now saying that they caught a saboteur in Tesla "making direct code changes to the Tesla Manufacturing Operating System under false usernames and exporting large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties". This shortly after he sent an email about a small fire on t...
by JD
18 Jun 2018, 13:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3232
Views: 123711

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Supposed to be pretty bad today. We've covered up all the windows and even put a mylar "space blanket" in the skylight, and set up a second portable AC. It's a bit depressing that when it's brightest and most summery, we have to make the apartment as dark as possible, but at least it keeps the cats ...
by JD
15 Jun 2018, 13:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1821
Views: 96993

Re: Towing the Lion

Three women slayed in ‘targeted killings’ within 13-hour span in Baltimore

Either three women committed targeted killings in a 13-hour span, or an editor doesn't know that the past participle of "to slay" is slain.
by JD
15 Jun 2018, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11798
Views: 653207

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Kind of a Worthwhile Intertubez Finds/OFFS crossover: How Facebook Groups Became a Bizarre Bazaar for Elephant Tusks The heart of the story itself is pretty interesting, about how much trading of ivory, tiger claws, etc. there is going on, barely concealed, on Facebook, and how this ties into the la...
by JD
15 Jun 2018, 10:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 975
Views: 54132

Re: Tiny Triumphs

And last night we had an hour-long interview with the ArtistFirst Radio Network (which is internet-only, I think) and they played all four songs off our upcoming EP!
http://media.artistfirst.com/ArtistFirs ... 13_86s.mp3
by JD
14 Jun 2018, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11798
Views: 653207

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

A sobering and worthwhile read about the psychological toll of being a military drone operator: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/maga ... ounds.html
by JD
14 Jun 2018, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183683

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

"Molly-fueled double-blow". That is a very nice turn of phrase sir. It keeps popping up in my head ever since I read it. I'll probably put it in rotation for conversation. Well done Shem. Wait, is a double-blow two blow jobs in a row? A blow job done by two people at once? Getting and giving a blow...
by JD
14 Jun 2018, 10:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112182

Re: Orange is the new President

This is some Orwellian shit: According to MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff, who live-tweeted about his tour of the [Texas shelter housing child immigrants who have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border], visitors are almost immediately greeted by a massive Trump mural featuring a...
by JD
12 Jun 2018, 18:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 975
Views: 54132

Re: Tiny Triumphs

My band was actually on the radio! Real live FM radio! Somer Valley FM, 97.5, in Northeast Somerset, UK. You can hear the show at http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/svalley/ ... p?id=21781; we start at about 14:30 in.
by JD
12 Jun 2018, 14:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5523
Views: 216525

Re: Light laffs

A high school classmate reports on the Book of Face:
Please be aware that if you tell a non-native English speaker who is not aware of all of the idioms of the English language, that you are “anal and cheap” you may get a strange look.
by JD
12 Jun 2018, 13:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2596
Views: 123602

Re: Video Games!

Single player, story driven Fallout? Why would you want that when you could PREORDER OUR NEW FREEMIUM ONLINE MULTIPLAYER MOBILE GAME AND PLAY IN VR ON THE SUBWAY Actually, that "on the subway" bit reminds me of one of my recent gripes: apps of all kinds, including games, that are actually only very...
by JD
12 Jun 2018, 10:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7693
Views: 242353

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

Watched the new Fahrenheit 451 last night. It's OK, but I feel like it could have benefited from another round of sitting down and thinking about before it was created. The good: Michael Shannon is great, Michael B. Jordan is pretty good, and some of the cinematography is really stunning. The not-so...
by JD
11 Jun 2018, 11:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112182

Re: Orange is the new President

by JD
11 Jun 2018, 11:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112182

Re: Orange is the new President

John Bolton said on Twitter,
Just another #G7 where other countries expect America will always be their bank. The President made it clear today. No more.
I guess that fucking idiot missed the fact that the bank is usually one of the richest and most powerful businesses in town.
by JD
09 Jun 2018, 09:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2596
Views: 123602

Re: Video Games!

Because what you really want is for the Trump administration to decide what games are okay for people to have and what games aren't, is it? This kind of argument does come up in a lot of spheres, frankly - people say "the government should control X" and when you point out that they disagree with a...
by JD
08 Jun 2018, 16:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2596
Views: 123602

Re: Video Games!

This is only kind of tangentially video-game related and really more of a speech and culture issue, but I thought I'd put it here... The flap over Valve's content-regulation policy on Steam is producing some interesting discussions , but also a lot of crap, and it's really bringing out the fascist s...
by JD
08 Jun 2018, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 315748

Re: Petty annoyances

Speaking of insects, the other day I was walking down the street and an insect flew directly into my eye. Do you remember the Aeon Flux intro scene? It was like that.
by JD
08 Jun 2018, 11:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11798
Views: 653207

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

This is a long but fascinating article: The Trials of White Boy Rick "White Boy Rick" was one of the very few White major players in Detroit's drug scene in the 1980s. He reportedly moved hundreds of kilos of cocaine into the city and associated with the city's biggest and richest gangs, all before ...
by JD
07 Jun 2018, 18:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1100
Views: 70957

Re: Music for the Masses

The other day I was flipping through some albums (yes, actual vinyl) at a local store, and I ran across a compilation album called "Welcome to Zamrock! How Zambia's Liberation Led To a Rock Revolution, vol. 1, 1972-1977". I checked out some of it online, and it turns out that zamrock was basically t...
by JD
07 Jun 2018, 13:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183683

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Middle schoolers were given bulletproof plates for their backpacks by a local company. The president of the company said "it’s sad that times have called for such a product to be invented, but we have answered such a call." NO TIMES HAVE NOT 'CALLED FOR SUCH A PRODUCT TO BE INVENTED'. HOMICIDE, ESP...
by JD
07 Jun 2018, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112182

Re: Orange is the new President

Trump claims that Texans had to be rescued by the Coast Guard during Hurricane Harvey because they "went out in their boats to watch the hurricane." Nobody who was actually there has any idea what he's talking about.
by JD
07 Jun 2018, 13:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3852
Views: 212418

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

And here's Max and Fury enjoying the new location of their cat tree.
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by JD
07 Jun 2018, 13:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3852
Views: 212418

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

About two years ago, my wife and I encountered this orange and white cat wandering around the street - he was a bit skinny and dirty, but very friendly, and he had some of the most intense polydactyly I've ever seen - he virtually had thumbs. Unfortunately we weren't able to take him in at the time,...
by JD
01 Jun 2018, 14:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183683

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Some of my FB acquaintances and acquaintances-of-acquaintances (all pretty far left, as is about 95% of my FB crowd) are having a session in which they all agree that leftists need to stop apologizing for anything or ever admit to any wrongdoing at all, because the right doesn't, and they're tired o...