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by JasonL
Yesterday, 23:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4926
Views: 275687

Re: Food

Best gumbo I’ve made. Roux was some bacon dripping plus Kroger duck fat in a jar (???!!) 1c to 1c flour. 45 minutes cook to dark caramel not quite mocha. Tons of aromatics - 2 onions, 2 bell peppers, 2 jalapeños, 4celery ribs, 1 head garlic. Had real chicken stock this time. Chicken, andouille, and ...
by JasonL
17 Jan 2020, 16:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2891
Views: 195094

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

It’s trek. The neutral zone is violated every 10 minutes.
by JasonL
17 Jan 2020, 16:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1416
Views: 67976

Re: cars and how they get that way

Jasper wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 14:40
JasonL wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 13:22
I understand VW turbo diesels are fuel efficient and hardly pollute at all!
I'm still angry about it. I was a big VW diesel booster.
Me too.
by JasonL
17 Jan 2020, 14:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 578
Views: 38042

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

After a year of giving 4 brands a try, I'm done with bluetooth earbuds. They are worse in every way. They range from profoundly to somewhat uncomfortable. The mechanisms for keeping them in ears fall off. They are too heavy. The sound is worse. The cost is higher. The $20 Sony wired in ear buds soun...
by JasonL
17 Jan 2020, 13:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1416
Views: 67976

Re: cars and how they get that way

I understand VW turbo diesels are fuel efficient and hardly pollute at all!
by JasonL
16 Jan 2020, 09:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1227
Views: 74550

Re: Putin on the Writs

I think it must be weird for tyrants as they approach a certain age. I've always been a bit fascinated by the stories people tell themselves when they look in the mirror. Per the other thread, it's probably best they don't get to reach that certain age.
by JasonL
16 Jan 2020, 09:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7103
Views: 290301

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

That's hilarious sad.
by JasonL
15 Jan 2020, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1227
Views: 74550

Re: Putin on the Writs

Don't eat the bolonium sandwich!
by JasonL
15 Jan 2020, 13:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7103
Views: 290301

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

This is a common thing in the midwesterly south. They are better schools.

ETA though I don't know about that one. The Catholic ones tend to be quite good relative to public peers and lots of people fake it to get their kids in.
by JasonL
15 Jan 2020, 12:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7103
Views: 290301

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

So gross.
by JasonL
15 Jan 2020, 11:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 591
Views: 25333

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I think he thinks the existing candidate pool will cannibalize itself and he'll be a life preserver when they realize Trump will win again.
by JasonL
14 Jan 2020, 10:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3177
Views: 181694

Re: What are you reading?

Something happened somewhere to nerds. The idea of storytelling and its power to connect to emotions and themes and present them in ways we haven't seen, to create characters with complex motivations revealed with subtlety, that all got replaced with hyper literal fantasy fulfillment. I don't want a...
by JasonL
14 Jan 2020, 09:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 874
Views: 40696

Re: Iran (so far away)

The Washington State tax break is the only subsidy found in the WTO case against Boeing. Airbus received north of $20 billion in direct funds from 4 national governments. The A330 was funded almost entirely from direct government funds. The relationship between Germany and VW is similarly interestin...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 19:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 874
Views: 40696

Re: Iran (so far away)

Many to most of the socialist democracies do both. We do more employment by prison, but erryone does employment through direct and indirect largesse. One way of viewing the European model is fundamental support and protection for primary players in major industries in exchange for labor agreements t...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 16:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 361
Views: 33343

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

He just seems like he runs things like there's no step between back of napkin and spend millions. Like if someone found out that the $30 billion was $30,000 but there was a ketchup smudge, would that surprise anyone?
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 16:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 555
Views: 32284

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

There's a certain kind of person in my sphere that posts stuff using that phrase 9,432.25 times a week.
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 13:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 874
Views: 40696

Re: Iran (so far away)

That whole thing is an issue, especially when dealing with, as the man said, habitual line-steppers. There's a kind of incremental aggression that can be employed to significant effect while maintaining the argument that it is never ever worth doing anything about it. Not at the first increment and...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 13:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3177
Views: 181694

Re: What are you reading?

Oh haha this book meanders forever and goes not much of anywhere. That's a thing with Murakami, at least in my experience. He is one of the guys who makes me think it can't be that hard to be an acclaimed serious litfic writer. I kind of blame the “novel as only allowable form” mentality of that wo...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 12:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3177
Views: 181694

Re: What are you reading?

About halfway through Murakami's 1Q84. It's my first Murakami. I gather it's his style and not just this book, but the sort of roaming almost clinical focus that at times lands on fashion choices, then roams to several minutes of exposition on the shape of someone's ears, then to food then acts of ...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 11:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 874
Views: 40696

Re: Iran (so far away)

Remember that other thread where I said something about the greatest political lie ever digested in the US is that social security isn't a welfare program, how the narrative of it came to be accepted and placed it on a different plane than other government programs because of that narrative? I think...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 874
Views: 40696

Re: Iran (so far away)

The 34th Rule of Acquisition notwithstanding. I think you're underestimating how much cognitive dissonance your notwithstanding can support. Are there really that many people out there on the side of the defense contractors and private security firms? Yes. I'd argue that possibly the largest politi...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 11:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8859
Views: 342049

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I'm not at all sure it would be the same chart with the same duration and slope of upward trajectory. You can see country by country rates of growth and ... it's pretty apparent that commie life is not good for this feature. It's pretty apparent you don't just get one time bump in industrialization...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 11:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 874
Views: 40696

Re: Iran (so far away)

I think Rothman is a little crazy and I disagree with him on most things. I do think his version of events is the one you have to grapple with if you aren't interested in grappling with straw men. That doesn't make him right, but it erases some of the more foolish critiques of the neocon worldview. ...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 09:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8859
Views: 342049

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I'm not at all sure it would be the same chart with the same duration and slope of upward trajectory. You can see country by country rates of growth and ... it's pretty apparent that commie life is not good for this feature. It's pretty apparent you don't just get one time bump in industrialization ...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2020, 09:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8859
Views: 342049

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The article does kind of make me want to lay out my overall model for thinking about markets and government in 2019. - The starting premise for me is "The Most Important Chart in the World" - that one that shows global gdp per capita being basically nothing until it takes off during the industrial r...