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by thoreau
3 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 665
Views: 19612

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Here is the better thread for that:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1919&p=416202
by thoreau
Today, 10:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2505
Views: 88180

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

The question I'm asking myself is whether this keeps Michelle Obama too busy to launch a political career, or serves as a springboard for a political career.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 15:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers

Ford rewrote their programming to make a coup happen. They aren't truly acting on free will. Presumably he also deleted fireblank.exe from the relevant directory. I think that's ambiguous in the case of Dolores, Maise and Bernard. They are far and away the most self-aware an I haven't seen any clea...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 12:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: We know the Russians love their children too
Replies: 192
Views: 11754

Re: We know the Russians love their children too

The guy at Roy Rogers was part of Gregory's crew in season 1. Stan captured him, got him to talk, and got him a deal.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 12:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers

I got the impression that they could fire real bullets at non-host and non-human targets, so that guests could amuse themselves by shooting at cans and rocks and bottles and other inanimate targets. And they could fire blanks at humans. And hosts, well, a bullet that goes through them and does graph...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 11:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers

Ford rewrote their programming to make a coup happen. They aren't truly acting on free will. Presumably he also deleted fireblank.exe from the relevant directory.
by thoreau
20 May 2018, 09:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 665
Views: 19612

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I concede that Russia may not have gotten a lot of value for their money.

The Gulf Arabs, otoh, may have done ok.

by thoreau
19 May 2018, 22:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3848
Views: 209522

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Ellie wrote:YAAAAAAAAAAY! Yay for love! And dudes kissing! Also, that kitchen is so pretty.
It's not their kitchen, FYI. The venue is a rented loft set up for parties.
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 21:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3848
Views: 209522

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Behold the gay agenda: To cut a bundt cake in a tastefully decorated loft.Image
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 20:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3848
Views: 209522

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Dance off, bro!Image
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 20:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3848
Views: 209522

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Evidence.Image
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 20:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3848
Views: 209522

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

One of the grooms is Caribbean, so I am in the process of eating my body weight in pulled pork.
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 18:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3848
Views: 209522

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Don't say that I never did anything for you, Ellie.Image
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 15:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2763
Views: 79126

Re: I just don't get it

JasonL wrote:
19 May 2018, 15:21
I get British people. I don’t get anyone else.
Because many, many (not to be confused with "all") women want to be a princess on their wedding day and here's somebody who's more-or-less becoming a princess on her wedding day.
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 15:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2763
Views: 79126

Re: I just don't get it

The royal wedding thing is the closest I get to being one of those “sportsball” people. Fucking why. Countries need their patriotic symbols. The Brits have quite brilliantly separated theirs from actual governance. Americans could use some sort of non-governing national father figure that they coul...
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 15:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2763
Views: 79126

Re: I just don't get it

The story of Aaron Schlossberg (racist lawyer who lost his shit and threatened to call ICE on people he heard speaking Spanish) is another one of those boggle-my-mind issues. (Especially since the website of his soon-to-be-defunct law firm boasts of speaking Spanish, among other languages.) If hear...
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 665
Views: 19612

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Imagine you're the FBI informant inside the Trump campaign. You realize your cover is blown, so you level with someone, hoping to salvage your mission: "OK, I admit it, I'm a government agent, and if you work with..." Other guy cuts him off: "Hey, we're all government agents here. Which government a...
by thoreau
19 May 2018, 14:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 665
Views: 19612

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Turns out that Donnie Jr. was meeting with lots of foreigners offering campaign assistance:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/19/us/p ... zamel.html

So much for "It's going to be America First!"
by thoreau
18 May 2018, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106855

Re: Orange is the new President

Trump is pushing the USPS to retaliate against Amazon because Bezos owns WaPo. If Obama did this the GOP would be drafting articles of impeachment. https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/business/economy/trump-personally-pushed-postmaster-general-to-double-rates-on-amazon-other-firms/2018/05/18/2b64...
by thoreau
17 May 2018, 23:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 665
Views: 19612

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Mo wrote:Is Vanessa Trump next?
Tiffany Trump is a law student. Maybe she'll get a summer job on Mueller's team.
by thoreau
17 May 2018, 22:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106855

Re: Orange is the new President

Gina Haspel brought efficiency to the CIA, running torture dungeons with staff who got paid $0.75 on the dollar.
by thoreau
17 May 2018, 22:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106855

Re: Orange is the new President

Hey, but she shattered the glass ceiling!

(By bashing a detainee's head against it.)
by thoreau
17 May 2018, 18:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 665
Views: 19612

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Manafort's former son-in-law has flipped.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1II2YM
by thoreau
17 May 2018, 17:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 347
Views: 17865

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Libya is arguably the greatest foreign policy mistake that Clinton and Obama made, if you think about the long-term implications. So it is sadly appropriate that he would have no idea what it means.