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by Aresen
23 Nov 2019, 17:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1156
Views: 78011

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

I remember our oven had a timer that was purely mechanical. I think it could be set to control on/off, but I'm not sure. This was late 1950s - early 1960s.

The only time I remember food getting burned was on the barbeque - and that was dad's doing.
by Aresen
23 Nov 2019, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1400
Views: 73799

Re: Setec Astronomy

Warren wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 01:59
Aresen wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 23:17
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 22:37
My money's on worst-case.
You're being optimistic.
Russia is looking at China and thinking they want some of that Orwell shit.
So are Gina Haspel and Christopher Wray.
by Aresen
22 Nov 2019, 23:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1400
Views: 73799

Re: Setec Astronomy

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 22:37
My money's on worst-case.
You're being optimistic.
by Aresen
21 Nov 2019, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 297592

Re: Orange is the new President

Trump Reverses Navy Decision to Oust Edward Gallagher From SEALs I'm pretty sure there's a door on some SEAL base that need guarding that's too sensitive for the base MPs. Maybe two or three: https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/mens-room-womens-room-and-unisex-bathroom-picture-id107256145?s=612x612
by Aresen
20 Nov 2019, 15:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1901
Views: 86023

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Yeah I agree with the foreign doctors part. One of my first imperial decrees would be to import a million doctors. Not sure about making med school free. I have the same skepticism about that I do with making higher ed free. Which would immediately lead to complaints about how you were 'Stealing th...
by Aresen
20 Nov 2019, 14:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1225
Views: 58588

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

I just realized that it's been 18 years since the invasion of Afghanistan. This means that for the fresh, bright-eyed recruits we've always been at war with Eastasia. I have my doubts that the doors of Janus will ever close. Yeah. I saw a headline a few weeks back about how there are now kids fight...
by Aresen
20 Nov 2019, 11:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17973

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Without real accountability, platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are ignoring the negative impact of their services on our children. As the father of two young boys, I worry about what this will mean for the generations growing up with these technologies. Our kids have access from infan...
by Aresen
19 Nov 2019, 18:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 197
Views: 17672

Re: Antivaxxers

I did my bit and got a flu shot this afternoon.
by Aresen
19 Nov 2019, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12330
Views: 798216

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

One of the main reasons I avoid talking about Israel is you never know if you're going to meet an AIPAC types who call any criticism of Israel 'anti-semitic' or one of the ultra 'Pro Palestine' factions on the left for whom the existence of Israel is an affront. (When the latter get talking about 'J...
by Aresen
19 Nov 2019, 11:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17973

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Jake wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 01:31
I'm gonna go out on a limb and opine that "whom do you want to win?" and "whom do you expect to win?" are two different questions. :)
"Who do you least want to win?" is the more relevant question. Since you have not yet put your hat in the ring, 'President Fruitbat' is not yet an option.
by Aresen
18 Nov 2019, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks
Replies: 59
Views: 4694

Re: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks

For some reason, Youtube's algorithm has decided I am interested in a gay cruiseship vacation. I'm getting adds for cruise ships featuring buff guys embracing one another.

I am wondering what I clicked on to prompt this. :lol:
by Aresen
18 Nov 2019, 16:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17973

Re: Dancing With the Dems

"The truth of the matter is, there's not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug," Biden said. "It's a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally. I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it." 76 years ol...
by Aresen
18 Nov 2019, 15:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 297592

Re: Orange is the new President

This is kind of chilling. From Hamilton's "Objections and Answers Respecting the Administration" , 18 August 1792: When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits—despotic in his ordinar...
by Aresen
18 Nov 2019, 15:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17973

Re: Dancing With the Dems

The only thing that gives me hope about Elizabeth Warren getting the nomination is that she'd never get any of her proposals through Congress. Probably not even the House.
by Aresen
18 Nov 2019, 08:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3112
Views: 173357

Re: Twitter!

Somebody needs to send that guy a copy of Barbara Tuchmann's A Distant Mirror or have him read Caesar's The Gallic Wars from the Gaul's point of view.
by Aresen
17 Nov 2019, 18:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17973

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Wasn't Truman a haberdasher before becoming a senator and then FDR's VP?
by Aresen
17 Nov 2019, 13:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17973

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Bloomberg apologizes for Stop-n-Frisk “After you leave office, you have a chance to reflect on what you did well, and what you could’ve done better. A lot of people tell you what you could’ve done better,” Bloomberg began. “Well, in recent months, as I’ve thought about my future, I’ve been thinking...
by Aresen
17 Nov 2019, 10:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 671
Views: 21494

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

I confess I don't know anything about "the dole" besides hearing references to it in some of the British novels I've read. From my extremely ignorant perspective, it sounds a little like UBI -- kind of like money for nothing, but not very much, just enough to get by? Or am I way off base? (yes, I c...
by Aresen
17 Nov 2019, 10:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Ultramodern relationship problems
Replies: 27
Views: 581

Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

To answer the X-ennials question, X-ennials are people born in the boundary zone between Xers and Millennials. Typically 1978-82, IIRC. Timothy is in this category, and generally identifies more with Xer cynicism than Millennial idealism. This little span is where I am, along with number of coworke...
by Aresen
16 Nov 2019, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1596
Views: 69322

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

From Preaching to the Choir Ministries:

by Aresen
16 Nov 2019, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 297592

Re: Orange is the new President

This thread is getting some strange love.
by Aresen
15 Nov 2019, 16:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 892
Views: 56311

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Biodegrading in 4-6 weeks? Seems a little short for a lot of applications. If it's food-safe then that's a perfect timeframe for a lot of packaging. Likewise plastic straws and other high-volume single uses. It's not going to solve all the problems, but it will solve a lot of them. I RTFA my unders...
by Aresen
15 Nov 2019, 16:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3112
Views: 173357

Re: Twitter!

If you guys aren't rich, how come you're libertarians? :P
by Aresen
14 Nov 2019, 19:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 297592

Re: Orange is the new President

I just find this amusing: The foreign ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt have been meeting in DC to resolve a dispute over a dam on the Nile, and apparently Trump was at one of the meetings . I am struggling to imagine Trump trying to discuss this with the foreign ministers of 3 African countr...
by Aresen
14 Nov 2019, 19:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4182
Views: 186522

Re: When journalism goes bad

Utter crap to the point of being actively mendacious: Since its discovery in 1923, the price of insulin has risen in America from $1 (78p) per vial to about $300 (£233). (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-50419527) Your first thought, like mine, is probably that that must not be accounting for inflati...