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by Hugh Akston
Today, 11:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speech, (un)freed
Replies: 41
Views: 1679

Re: Speech, (un)freed

Two UConn douchebros have been arrested and charged with violations of the verbal morality statute The three people walking through a dimly lit parking lot near a University of Connecticut student apartment complex probably didn’t know they were being watched. But as the trio crossed in front of an ...
by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 13:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 20459

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Things are going great over here , why do you ask? For the second time this year, Netflix is offering $2 billion in debt to fund its investment in content, including original programming, content acquisitions, investments, and more. The news was announced on Monday morning, and was followed by a sl...
by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 13:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155463

Re: Twitter!

Poll: Which politician nom de tweet is better: Carlos Danger or Pierre Delecto?
by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 10:33
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...

I stream through my PS4 on a not-great wifi connection, and I never experience lag on the Netflix or Prime apps, thought they do very occasionally fail catastrophically. The MLB app is buffery and down-ressy af, but they suck at building their services.
by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 10:26
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...

I watched it on disc from Netflix, but those streaming options are nice to know about.
by Hugh Akston
19 Oct 2019, 22:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1146
Views: 61727

Re: Putin on the Writs

Libertarians steal votes from Team Red, Greens steal votes from Team Blue. That's just how it is even though literally nothing works like that.
by Hugh Akston
19 Oct 2019, 17:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1146
Views: 61727

Re: Putin on the Writs

You guys just keep responding to claims that no one is making and we'll continue to treat you with the requisite level of seriousness.
by Hugh Akston
19 Oct 2019, 13:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1146
Views: 61727

Re: Putin on the Writs

So did Putin have dinner with 175k people in four states individually so he could use his hypno-eyez on them, or did he send out his army of Putin-bots to do it? Maybe it was his orbital brain control laser.
by Hugh Akston
19 Oct 2019, 12:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dream of Konmarification - Getting rid of stuff thread
Replies: 67
Views: 2314

Re: Dream of Konmarification - Getting rid of stuff thread

You can always drop them off at your local Goodwill/Salvation Army drop point. There are also resale shops that specialize in babby stuff. Not sure whether and how much they pay.
by Hugh Akston
19 Oct 2019, 00:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 75
Views: 1123

Re: Epiphanies

These don't seem to be so much 'epiphanies' as 'observations I have probably made frequently and only just now thought to mention". ;) I do have one, though: the millenial men I work with currently are not, despite their self-assurances, more 'woke' than the men who came before them. And yet they a...
by Hugh Akston
17 Oct 2019, 13:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7043
Views: 269271

Re: Orange is the new President

2020 G7 Summit will be held at (drumroll) a Trump Resort ! Next year's G-7 gathering of the leaders of the world's biggest economies will take place at President Trump's Doral golf resort outside of Miami, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday. "We used a lot of the s...
by Hugh Akston
17 Oct 2019, 13:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 762
Views: 51351

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 bu...
by Hugh Akston
17 Oct 2019, 12:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1146
Views: 61727

Re: Putin on the Writs

thoreau wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 12:43
But if the only thing to be said about the past is that Hillary Clinton has moral responsibility for her shortcomings, well, enjoy your church service.
I think for this to qualify as 'the only thing to be said,' at least one person needs to have said it.
by Hugh Akston
17 Oct 2019, 12:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1146
Views: 61727

Re: Putin on the Writs

Right, but if the question is whether the election hinged on the Comey letter, the answer is clearly no. And it was never about Hillary running a better campaign. She was a bad candidate. She has never won a competitive election. No amount of spin and PR were going to change the fundamental fact tha...
by Hugh Akston
17 Oct 2019, 12:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1146
Views: 61727

Re: Putin on the Writs

Nate Silver pegged the decline due to the Comey letter as about 3% minimum, which would have given her a 5% popular vote win. So Nate Silver doesn't understand how presidential elections work any better than the Democrats do? If Clinton had gotten a 5% popular vote margin it's all but a given that ...
by Hugh Akston
17 Oct 2019, 11:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1146
Views: 61727

Re: Putin on the Writs

Mo wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 10:41
Nate Silver pegged the decline due to the Comey letter as about 3% minimum, which would have given her a 5% popular vote win.
So Nate Silver doesn't understand how presidential elections work any better than the Democrats do?
by Hugh Akston
16 Oct 2019, 22:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cool little things
Replies: 1059
Views: 68952

Re: Cool little things

Retirement homes usually lock the doors after dark.
by Hugh Akston
16 Oct 2019, 20:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7043
Views: 269271

Re: Orange is the new President

I'll call you later.
The ultimate threat.
by Hugh Akston
16 Oct 2019, 12:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12293
Views: 779109

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Articles that confirm my biases are the best kind: How science has shifted our sense of identity I want to suggest that many of the worst chapters of this history result from scientism: the ideology that science is the only valid way to understand the world and solve social problems. Where science h...
by Hugh Akston
15 Oct 2019, 23:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155463

Re: Twitter!

Blind people are the only people who don't have blind spots, so really who's the privileged ones here?
by Hugh Akston
15 Oct 2019, 19:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1146
Views: 61727

Re: Putin on the Writs

Russian troops occupying an American base that we held only 9 days ago. Trump not notifying the Pentagon means they left hastily and probably left behind U.S. intel as happens with all hasty evacuations. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/10/15/video-appears-show-russian-soldiers-abandoned-u...
by Hugh Akston
15 Oct 2019, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Beautiful panaceas slain by nuance
Replies: 59
Views: 2005

Re: Beautiful panaceas slain by nuance

For thoreau: It’s Okay If You’re Not Resilient But some experts argue that the whole concept of resilience is ill-defined, and the amount of resilience a person displays is dependent on context and other variables that are largely out of that individual’s control. The resilience fad also dovetails w...
by Hugh Akston
14 Oct 2019, 14:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 762
Views: 51351

Re: The Road to Damascus

The U.S. is poised to impose sanctions on Turkey as soon as Monday in response to the nation’s advance into Syria, according to people familiar with the matter, days after President Donald Trump cleared the way for Turkey to launch its offensive by pulling American forces from the area. The initial...
by Hugh Akston
11 Oct 2019, 16:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155463

Re: Twitter!

It's not an economic treatise, nor is it an argument. It's a formulation of ethical precepts using the language of economics.