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by Hugh Akston
09 Jul 2020, 12:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7330
Views: 331234

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Onus of Fear decent name for something. Metal band? Movie? I think I go movie because the pr0n rewrite seems really solid. Feels more like a video game to me. Either a demon slayer blockbuster AAA that gets delayed several times or a deeply atmospheric indie that is critically acclaimed for its art...
by Hugh Akston
08 Jul 2020, 13:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7330
Views: 331234

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Good on him
by Hugh Akston
07 Jul 2020, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 561
Views: 34572

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

I think all the recent garment-rending over JK Rowling is silly (she's been openly transphobic for years so this isn't news; also, read another book series for the love of God) but I am surprised at how she keeps doubling down on it. Like I'm sure she's dealt with a million online kerfuffles alread...
by Hugh Akston
07 Jul 2020, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 300
Views: 27489

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

I love that this Lincoln Project ad is targeted to an audience of one, playing on his paranoia and obsession with loyalty.
by Hugh Akston
07 Jul 2020, 12:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh, Canada
Replies: 73
Views: 8228

Re: Oh, Canada

If hugging the President isn't in the First Lady's job description, it certainly shouldn't be in the Canadian PM's.
by Hugh Akston
07 Jul 2020, 12:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who's the Blue for #2? (2020)
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Who's the Blue for #2? (2020)

Like Sheriff Joe, cancelling Harris wouldn't begin to make up for the things she has done. But if it made her too radioactive for higher federal office it would at least keep her from doing any more.
by Hugh Akston
06 Jul 2020, 22:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 177
Views: 16022

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

That's what I'm saying. This is not a sincere propaganda effort. This is Fox News blinking in code on a hostage video.
by Hugh Akston
06 Jul 2020, 19:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 177
Views: 16022

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

When you're this sloppy it's like you want to get caught

by Hugh Akston
06 Jul 2020, 13:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45908

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

If somebody believes that masks ought not be mandatory, presumably as part of a general libertarian objection to things being mandatory, well, fair enough. That's a value judgment that we cannot refute with microbiology. But that value judgment is likewise not a refutation of microbiology. Likewise...
by Hugh Akston
06 Jul 2020, 12:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45908

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

1) Bacteria are measured in micrometers where viruses are measured in nanometers . Which means that viruses may be able to penetrate a barrier that stops bacteria. 2) What I'm asking for in response to this: we definitely don’t know enough to say that wearing these kinds of coverings will reduce ris...
by Hugh Akston
06 Jul 2020, 09:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45908

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

Masks and social distancing is where it's at. Masks are a part of why Asia and Europe have had a better grip on covid. Wearing a mask doesn't confer huge benefits for yourself but for others. It redirects your respiratory droplets which is why it's worked great as a precaution. If you know of artic...
by Hugh Akston
06 Jul 2020, 09:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45908

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

Good piece about the nuances between the all-caps partisan positions on mask wearing Do cloth face coverings work? Probably, to some extent. But just how much they work depends on the material, how they’re used, and what you’re expecting them to accomplish. And — regardless of what you’ve seen in hi...
by Hugh Akston
05 Jul 2020, 14:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Happy Independence Day!
Replies: 135
Views: 8491

Re: Happy Independence Day!

by Hugh Akston
05 Jul 2020, 13:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 644
Views: 55487

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy



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by Hugh Akston
04 Jul 2020, 03:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 704
Views: 26614

Re: Random covid-19 observations

They actually test-marketed Ginger Coke in the Upside Down.
by Hugh Akston
02 Jul 2020, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1767
Views: 122874

Re: Inequality

Baby bonds as a race-neutral approach to closing the wealth gap Baby bonds are simple. The government would create investment accounts for infants, giving babies born to poor families large seed grants and babies born to rich families small ones. The money would grow, and kids would gain access to ...
by Hugh Akston
02 Jul 2020, 14:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: How did Ghislaine Maxwell die?
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: How did Ghislaine Maxwell die?

Pham Nuwen wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 13:27
Tripped and fell down an open elevator shaft.
Onto some bullets.
by Hugh Akston
02 Jul 2020, 13:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 913
Views: 66625

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

It's also an article in a popular publication, not a scientific/technical publication. 'Accurate' and 'precise' are more or less synonymous in this context, in the parlance of our times.
by Hugh Akston
02 Jul 2020, 11:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 436
Views: 42069

Re: The Abortion Thread

What's disturbing exactly?
by Hugh Akston
01 Jul 2020, 18:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1253
Views: 94920

Re: Putin on the Writs

This is a good summation of the constitutional referrendum that Russians seem to have voted in favor of . Including the clause that let's Vlad stay in power for the foreseeable future: A person can only hold the presidency for two terms (replacing "two consecutive terms"). In the case of a person a...
by Hugh Akston
01 Jul 2020, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1767
Views: 122874

Re: Inequality

But more seriously, this is a thing I don't understand. I get her perspective and I get doing herd o' horseys if you have the bank to do it. Why does it matter to you what they do? Because for most people the problem of inequality is at least as much about the top quintile living lives of luxury as...
by Hugh Akston
30 Jun 2020, 11:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45908

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

Covid-19 as a superspreading virus If Covid-19 was like the flu, you’d expect the outbreaks in different places to be mostly the same size. But Dr. Kucharski and his colleagues found a wide variation. The best way to explain this pattern, they found, was that 10 percent of infected people were resp...
by Hugh Akston
29 Jun 2020, 18:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3513
Views: 244226

Re: Twitter!

That place is legit gross though
by Hugh Akston
28 Jun 2020, 13:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3063
Views: 231042

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

Did anyone watch the TV show Brimstone that had John Glover as the devil? Not sure I've seen all of them, but I've seen it. Worth watching? It's been a long time. I remember liking Glover in it, but he only shows up at the beginning and end of the episode. That said, it's only 13 episodes, so it's ...
by Hugh Akston
27 Jun 2020, 23:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3063
Views: 231042

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

dbcooper wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 21:05
Did anyone watch the TV show Brimstone that had John Glover as the devil?
Not sure I've seen all of them, but I've seen it.