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by JD
19 Apr 2018, 11:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Roolz of the Rode
Replies: 337
Views: 14215

Re: Roolz of the Rode

If these things come to Chicago and motherfuckers start riding them on the sidewalk I'm going to have a meltdown/push someone into traffic https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/19/electric-scooters-might-revolutionize-urban-transport-if-it-wasnt-for-stupid-humans/ People are alr...
by JD
18 Apr 2018, 12:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88128

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

I was sorry to hear about Harry Anderson's death - my wife knows his wife, and I actually got to have dinner with him once, and he was both very pleasant and entertaining in person.
by JD
18 Apr 2018, 12:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9164
Views: 304757

Re: Petty annoyances

I installed the OS X Sierra update 10.12.6 yesterday. Despite it being billed as a "security update", Apple used it to try to push Safari, Maps, and Siri on me again. I'm running 10.13.4 High Sierra without any problems. Safari et al. are there, but they're not being "pushed" in any way that I noti...
by JD
17 Apr 2018, 08:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9164
Views: 304757

Re: Petty annoyances

I installed the OS X Sierra update 10.12.6 yesterday. Despite it being billed as a "security update", Apple used it to try to push Safari, Maps, and Siri on me again.
by JD
16 Apr 2018, 18:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1258
Views: 40807

Re: cars and how they get that way

lunchstealer wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 15:36
That's what I drive, and I like it. Enough power without enticing me to go nuts. Great gas mileage on mine with the energy recapture system that charges a supercapacitor while coasting/breaking
But does it have enough power to tow a lion?
by JD
16 Apr 2018, 14:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4056
Views: 138039

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

King John of Bohemia fought in the battle of Crécy. This would not be so surprising except that he was blind. And no, he didn't just "fight" in the sense that he was there as the nominal commander; he actually said (paraphrasing only slightly) "Just point me in the direction of the enemy and I'll g...
by JD
16 Apr 2018, 14:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3191
Views: 120235

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

The weather has been nuts the last few days. On Friday and Saturday it was positively hot. Then by the middle of Sunday it was back to 40 and rainy.
by JD
16 Apr 2018, 12:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88128

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

I'm sure I'm not the only one who, upon hearing that R. Lee Ermey had died, immediately heard, "LISTEN UP, MAGGOTS!"
by JD
13 Apr 2018, 10:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1520
Views: 44469

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I will also point out one of the architects of Obamacare stated that one of it's goals was to increase consolidation of those organizations as they believed they could reduce bureaucratic costs. He's since admitted that idea didn't actually work to reduce costs. I wonder if that was shades of the o...
by JD
12 Apr 2018, 17:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 2986
Views: 115522

Re: What are you reading?

I've been reading CS Lewis's Perelandra. Despite not calling myself a Christian, I've always really liked Lewis's explicitly Christian stuff because he was such a good storyteller and because he had such insight into human nature.
by JD
12 Apr 2018, 16:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 313
Views: 22837

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

New Yorkers call the police to report a tiger on the loose! But it turned out just to be a large raccoon.
by JD
12 Apr 2018, 15:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7663
Views: 235854

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

Watched Master of the Flying Guillotine (aka The One Armed Boxer vs. the Flying Guillotine ). It's pretty thin on plot, but good goofy fun (like the Indian fighter with the extensible arms). Supposed to be one of Tarantino's favorites. For some reason the dubbing kept dropping out when I was watchin...
by JD
12 Apr 2018, 12:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4056
Views: 138039

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

The first manned, heavier-than-air aircraft flight was in 1903 (according to the canonical Wright Brothers story. Maybe a little earlier if you believe one of the other versions.) The first mid-air collision was in 1910. I can only imagine those pilots thinking, "Man, I remember when I was the only ...
by JD
12 Apr 2018, 11:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9164
Views: 304757

Re: Petty annoyances

The Amy Shark song "I Said Hi" has, in the first verse and repeated frequently through the song, the line "And all my veins pump blood into my throat". NO THEY DO NOT, ARTERIES DO THAT. Well, I guess even more technically it's your heart that does that, but it's definitely not your veins.
by JD
11 Apr 2018, 13:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 313
Views: 22837

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

OK, it's not quite as dumb as a bucket of rocks, but... Millcreek School District Arms Teachers with Baseball Bats ...oh wait, yes it is just as dumb: According to Hall, the 16-inch bats were distributed to each teacher, following an in-service training day on how to respond to school shootings. ......
by JD
11 Apr 2018, 12:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Fast as Lightnin' - boxing / mma / martial arts stuffs
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Fast as Lightnin' - boxing / mma / martial arts stuffs

By the way you are talking I'm going to assume you haven't seen their first fight. Otherwise you might not be wondering why the second one was so dull. Bisping got hit with one of the most vicious knockouts I've ever seen in MMA in their prior fight together. Henderson is old and slow but his right...
by JD
11 Apr 2018, 12:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115658

Re: When journalism goes bad

Cold water requires body heat to warm, obviously, and some people have argued that this takes energy, and thus is not as efficient as water which is already at body temperature. Sure, but that doesn't seem to have anything to do with efficiency of hydrating you. Yes it does. Generating heat require...
by JD
11 Apr 2018, 10:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3191
Views: 120235

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Holy crap, it may actually be warm by Saturday. I'm getting tired of wearing a full-length wool coat and fur hat in mid-April.
by JD
10 Apr 2018, 19:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Fast as Lightnin' - boxing / mma / martial arts stuffs
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Fast as Lightnin' - boxing / mma / martial arts stuffs

I just watched Bisping vs Henderson 2 (because it happened to be on at a bar I was at), or at least rounds 3-5. I don't know what mainstream opinion about it was, but IMO it was so bad it made me angry. Had I been there I would have been catcalling both fighters. Maybe they're great athletes, but it...
by JD
10 Apr 2018, 14:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115658

Re: When journalism goes bad

Cold water requires body heat to warm, obviously, and some people have argued that this takes energy, and thus is not as efficient as water which is already at body temperature. Sure, but that doesn't seem to have anything to do with efficiency of hydrating you. You do absorb minerals from water, a...
by JD
10 Apr 2018, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115658

Re: When journalism goes bad

The LA Times uncritically reprints a bunch of woo about hydration and nutrition: http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-abcarian-tap-water-20180405-story.html Among the more egregious nonsense: ""Water is actually more hydrating when it's warm." (Apparently it escaped both the "nutritionist" an...
by JD
10 Apr 2018, 11:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7663
Views: 235854

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

Invincible Armour picks up near the end. The gimmick of the invincible armour technique is that of the 183 (or whatever) pressure points on the human body, the practitioner can make all of them invulnerable except for one of his choosing, which he must leave open for chi flow or something. There's ...
by JD
10 Apr 2018, 11:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 258
Views: 5444

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

thoreau wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 16:25
JD wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 15:14
If you buy a bunch of GRE study guides, you're probably not going to want to continue buying GRE study guides for the rest of your life.
Unless you make your living as a private tutor...
Wouldn't it probably be your students buying them then?
by JD
09 Apr 2018, 17:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1458
Views: 53445

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

A while back at a vintage store I found what I believe is a WWI-era overcoat - wool, double-breasted, with a couple odd patches on the left sleeve, "U.S." stenciled inside and "AJW" and "Arthur" written inside in ink. And for only $40! I took it to the dry cleaners, and they were a little leery of c...
by JD
09 Apr 2018, 15:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7663
Views: 235854

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

My wife is out of town, so I've been watching kung fu movies while I make dinner, clean up, and do other random things. So far I've watched Iron Fisted Monk and about 2/3 of Invincible Armour . IFM was pretty good and really kicks into high gear once the titular monk starts kicking ass but also has ...