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by JD
18 May 2018, 17:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3848
Views: 209424

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Max looking silly.
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by JD
18 May 2018, 13:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11764
Views: 646994

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Some pretty cool maps of what languages are most commonly spoken in New York City neighborhoods. Not surprisingly, the most common language is English, or sometimes Spanish (with the exception of one neighborhood where it's Russian!) Also not surprisingly, the second language is usually Spanish, or...
by JD
18 May 2018, 12:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 310
Views: 9795

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Nice. I've only seen a flying squirrel once, and it was just 'dark, flyingsquirrelsized object comes into my line of sight from top right and stops at a tree middle left and as I'm moving my head/eyes to try to follow it, the blob moves out of sight around the trunk at squirreltreescrabbling speed,...
by JD
18 May 2018, 10:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11764
Views: 646994

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The Feds have asserted that the Border Patrol has increased authorities, including the authority to enter private property, set up roadblocks, and detain and question people, within a "border zone" up to 100 miles from the actual border or coastline of the US. This "border zone" includes 65% of the...
by JD
17 May 2018, 17:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

I am reminded of the possibly apocryphal story of two con participants who decided to engage in some bondage play in their hotel room. Unfortunately, they decided that a great place to hook handcuffs to was the fire sprinkler pipe. The con was not invited back to the hotel the next year.
by JD
17 May 2018, 12:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 310
Views: 9795

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

"Why Is Everybody Getting Married in a Barn?" Because it was raining and we didn't want to make everybody stand out in the open. "The tarnished brass lamps and faded couches are generally hauled in from boutique vintage rental companies—another business booming with the barn-wedding industry—more a...
by JD
16 May 2018, 20:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2165
Views: 90486

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

I just learned that Chris Tsangarides died earlier this year. He wasn't exactly a household name, but you've certainly heard music that he produced and engineered.
by JD
16 May 2018, 09:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4071
Views: 142340

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Deep in a South African gold mine, a new species of bacterium was found, called Desulforudis audaxviator (literally, "bold traveller", after a Latin inscription in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth ), living in complete isolation: "D. audaxviator survives in a habitat where it gets it...
by JD
15 May 2018, 18:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5517
Views: 213298

Re: Light laffs

Naked South Carolina man running in road claims 'snakes in his pants' bit him, reports say Police on Saturday found a South Carolina man running naked, claiming snakes had attacked him. Around 4:30 a.m., police found 56-year-old Norman Wightman “running without any clothes on Kirksey Drive near Lym...
by JD
15 May 2018, 13:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11764
Views: 646994

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

lunchstealer wrote:
15 May 2018, 13:33
...and prove Devo right.
What, about having a gut feeling?
by JD
15 May 2018, 13:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11764
Views: 646994

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Keep telling yourself that as SCIENCE proves you wrong.
by JD
15 May 2018, 13:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

The biggest issue is "why wasn't this used on the Death Star?" although possibly the idea was that any ship that was close enough to see a way to plot a course into the Death Star would be in range of megaweapon. Except that multiple Alliance ships seemed to be pretty close (up to and including fly...
by JD
15 May 2018, 12:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11764
Views: 646994

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

SCIENCE HAS CONCLUSIVELY PROVEN THAT TWO SPACES AFTER A PERIOD ARE SUPERIOR TO ONE. The wretched one-spacers will be ground into the dust and the two-spacers shall inherit the earth as God himself intended!
by JD
14 May 2018, 22:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 310
Views: 9795

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

You know how sometimes you can never hear of something your whole life, then run into it multiple times in quick succession, no matter how random it is? In the last day I have run into references to the Bamileke people twice: once in Billy Gibbons claiming he got his hat from a Bamileke tribal membe...
by JD
14 May 2018, 20:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

I just assumed that it wasn't just making the jump to light speed, that she hyperjumped into the megacruiserthing. So the damage wasn't caused by the ship in hyperdrive, but by it coming out of hyperdrive in the middle of the ship. Given the way that the Supremacy seems neatly sliced in half by the...
by JD
14 May 2018, 17:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

So much retconning...so...much...retconning... Seriously, though, Painboy is hardly the first to notice the weird inconsistency that if this was such an effective tactic, you'd expect to have seen it used or at least mentioned before. Also, if going to lightspeed is so massively destructive if there...
by JD
14 May 2018, 10:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1806
Views: 95273

Re: Towing the Lion

Moorebank crash: Two women 'may have been street racing' before grizzly crash

They were probably surprised by the sudden appearance in Australia of a species endemic to North America.
by JD
12 May 2018, 23:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9209
Views: 310934

Re: Petty annoyances

Jennifer wrote:
12 May 2018, 13:47
Aaaaand the fucking air conditioner isn't working. High today of 90 degrees. And we're on the top floor, with south-facing windows.
That sounds like slightly more than petty, given where you live. Is the AC your responsibility or your landlord's?
by JD
11 May 2018, 14:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

i don't do the fiction like youse guys so i'm ok with handwaving away tech details etc because they are inherently anti-good-storytelling. Yeah, this. Star Wars is space opera. It is not hard SF, the efforts of neckbeards to retcon everything notwithstanding. We are watching a drama with space wiza...
by JD
11 May 2018, 10:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 238
Views: 9197

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

This article does seem to have a bit of an axe to grind, but the title is great: Tesla Doesn't Burn Fuel, It Burns Cash

as is this graphic (hopefully allowing hotlinking):

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by JD
10 May 2018, 17:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3199
Views: 122340

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Jadagul wrote:
10 May 2018, 17:22
Most disconcerting weather I've ever been in was a summer shower when it was 117 and bone dry out.

Felt like being in an oven and getting sprayed with a plant mister.
They sell that as a feature, you know.
by JD
09 May 2018, 17:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 238
Views: 9197

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Musk is a genius. At two things. The first thing he's a genius at is some charismatic combination of fundraising and inspiration. He's clearly great at getting people invested in his projects, on both professional and personal levels. The second, and related, thing that he's a genius at is somehow ...
by JD
09 May 2018, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 238
Views: 9197

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

I don't follow Musk news at all, really, and I've no idea how he comes across in presentation in both social media or business, or even if his business ventures thus far are profitable. But I do gotta admire a guy who basically said "fuck you, I'll do it my way" to all the people who told him his i...
by JD
08 May 2018, 15:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9209
Views: 310934

Re: Petty annoyances

Cat bites hurt. My cat Fury bit me the other day, although I don't really blame her. We have a kind of metal scrollwork headboard on the bed, and Fury likes to walk through it in order to get to the windows behind it, so she can watch birds. On Saturday morning about 6 AM I was woken up by a sudden ...