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by JasonL
13 Jun 2019, 13:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2675
Views: 149474

Re: Video Games!

Gah! I just found out Baldur's Gate 3 is being developed by Larian, the Divinity OS 2 people. Gah! Yes pls.
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 19:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I think the separation is pretty clear. One is contingent on state action in the execution of the monopoly of force. Almost all speech is legit speech in the sense of "I get to use government action to silence you". Direct threats and a handful of other exceptions. Rules in spaces are contingent on ...
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 18:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

If you’re going to talk about balance, then shouldn’t PDs have equal or lower case loads to prosecutors? My point is less about public defenders qua public defenders, but about negative rights requiring positive rights, but somehow not counting as positive rights. The defense of a right should stan...
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 17:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1956
Views: 88452

Re: Home $weet Home

Ha nice.
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 17:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Ok we are going to do this I guess. The entire libertarian what is a right conversation. I want to reiterate that this is all tangential if touching at all the point that goes like "in nearly all policy discussions that are talking about things that are not basic rights you need to think about growt...
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 14:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

No exterminations or slavery or forfeiture of property to advance a growth goal. Did you just toss eminent domain and capital punishment in with indentured servitude as always and everywhere morally impermissibles? No I'm not modifying the fundamental current understanding of a right to property, w...
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 14:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I can’t litigate each proposal here. I’m open to the arguments that say no harm to growth on this but harm to growth on that. My point is there’s an obligation to make those because the effect is so large. Yes I’m operating within a rights framework as a baseline below which trade offs can’t be mad...
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 14:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1956
Views: 88452

Re: Home $weet Home

Wall mounted as opposed to drop down ceiling type but with no attempt to be low profile to blend with cabinets. This one is low profile: https://www.subzero-wolf.com/wolf/range-hood/36-inch-low-profile-wall-hood This one is not: https://www.subzero-wolf.com/wolf/range-hood/36-inch-pro-wall-chimney-h...
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 14:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1956
Views: 88452

Re: Home $weet Home

nicole wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 14:22
JasonL wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 14:21
My new fridge has the wrap. Also not French doored. Side by side counter depth. Not awesome.
When you say new fridge do you mean fridge already present in new house or you just picked that out?
The former. I did not pick this one out.
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 14:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1956
Views: 88452

Re: Home $weet Home

My new fridge has the wrap. Also not French doored. Side by side counter depth. Not awesome.
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I can’t litigate each proposal here. I’m open to the arguments that say no harm to growth on this but harm to growth on that. My point is there’s an obligation to make those because the effect is so large. Yes I’m operating within a rights framework as a baseline below which trade offs can’t be made...
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 13:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1956
Views: 88452

Re: Home $weet Home

Why do some people think it’s attractive / a good idea to pay extra money to wrap your appliances in a veneer so they look like your cabinets? That is some ugly looking shit and it isn’t cheap. Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. Cabinet facade doesn't do much for me, certainly not at that price po...
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 12:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1956
Views: 88452

Re: Home $weet Home

Why do some people think it’s attractive / a good idea to pay extra money to wrap your appliances in a veneer so they look like your cabinets? That is some ugly looking shit and it isn’t cheap.
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 12:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Clearly not. The correct formulation would be “this is a human right issue of such significance and it self a generator of such suffering that the long run compounded cost to growth and associated suffering is more than justified.

Now try that with the minimum wage.
by JasonL
12 Jun 2019, 09:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I'm more or less Cowenian on growth. It's the greatest engine of suffering mitigation ever to exist on the earth and by such a large magnitude, if you do something you know will cost a half percent of growth to mitigate some near term unrest, you own that suffering over the long term. You have becom...
by JasonL
11 Jun 2019, 19:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

This thread was intended to focus a bit on the theory of evaluation rather than list of events. Thread drift I know but we have lots of lists of specifics.
by JasonL
11 Jun 2019, 14:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2675
Views: 149474

Re: Video Games!

I'm on Steam as Hammerlocke and literally everyone thinks it's because of Sir Hammerlocke in BL2. The origins of it predate the first BL and is esoteric so I just say yes sir hammerlocke. I do like BL2. It is tedious but for some reason in a way that allowed me to play through. Unusual for me. I thi...
by JasonL
11 Jun 2019, 10:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Here's one place where I think the parties are different: If John Paul Stevens had died suddenly in February of 2008, I believe that Bush would have gotten a SCOTUS appointment. Maybe some Blue Senators would have blustered about not confirming, but I believe that in the end it would have gone thro...
by JasonL
10 Jun 2019, 22:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2675
Views: 149474

Re: Video Games!

Who has the patience to get the triss thing to work? It’s a dialogue minefield. G-Y with adventurer ciri was the best I got.
by JasonL
08 Jun 2019, 23:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1740
Views: 65636

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Left and right should be able to come together on patent reform and generic shenanigans. They won’t
by JasonL
08 Jun 2019, 09:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1100

The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

An abstraction from all the which team is worse and how talk. So, I’ve had a number of models over the years for how to handle 2 coalitions I find repugnant for different reasons. My first political thoughts were an innate hostility to liberalism. I thought it basically childish and kind of scary in...
by JasonL
08 Jun 2019, 08:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 730031

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

nicole wrote:Holding back any number of means tweets about this, but JasonL you deserve to read it: https://theoutline.com/post/7523/live-l ... i=vwjyv6ht
You are the best. Deepak Chopra Twitter art for the fucking win.
by JasonL
07 Jun 2019, 15:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

I'm reminded somewhat of the conservative response to violations of the terms of entry to the US. One argument is the complaints are entirely valid becase these are RULE BREAKERS who make at least some segment mad. Another argument is like "the significance of the violation, or even if we even think...
by JasonL
07 Jun 2019, 12:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

It's well covered ground by now, but my view is that the fundamental essence, the animating force behind much of the left in 2019 is open warfare on speech they disapprove of. It's their tax cuts or their neocon invade people or their trumpian america first build walls - it's not a feature of getti...
by JasonL
07 Jun 2019, 09:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 302
Views: 5009

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

It's well covered ground by now, but my view is that the fundamental essence, the animating force behind much of the left in 2019 is open warfare on speech they disapprove of. It's their tax cuts or their neocon invade people or their trumpian america first build walls - it's not a feature of gettin...