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by Jennifer
04 Nov 2018, 00:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 902
Views: 61695

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Related question: why haven't desert cities like Vegas and Phoenix (or at least, places downwind of them) become more humid over time? Where does all that "imported" water/humidity go ? According to a quickie Google search, Vegas had 39.1 million visitors in 2017, plus 2,204,079 people who live full...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2018, 21:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 902
Views: 61695

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Weird thought: suppose someone invented an energy-efficient, super-cheap way to extract usable clean water out of the air in super-muggy places such as Atlanta, so that when I need water for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing, instead of turning the tap and getting water from whichever reservoir ...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2018, 06:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3330
Views: 134889

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

High humidity manages to make all unpleasant temperatures worse: hot weather feels hotter and cold weather feels colder. Yesterday was in the mid-50s, which in dry New England autumn would be pleasantly brisk, but the relative humidity was somewhere in the 90s and the chill went right through to the...
by Jennifer
01 Nov 2018, 17:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70609

Re: Home $weet Home

why do tiny house people hate having reasonable access to things? Speculation -- which is simultaneously off the top of my head and outta my ass (don't spend too much time trying to picture how that works) -- I wonder if, at least in some instances, it's the same personality trait which, in earlier...
by Jennifer
01 Nov 2018, 14:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 516
Views: 21351

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Regarding Jacob Wohl's pathetic attempt to frame Robert Mueller for rape ... I'd almost feel sorry for Wohl, were he not such a thoroughly reprehensible sort.
by Jennifer
01 Nov 2018, 06:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 356
Views: 59125

Re: Damn database problems

I know the original forum has been gone for years, but is the last forum now gone too?
by Jennifer
31 Oct 2018, 21:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Hooray for Halloween!
Replies: 384
Views: 12957

Re: Hooray for Halloween!

One knock on the door all night. (I doubt it's just me, though; despite the many many kids in this neighborhood, hardly any of them go trick-or-treating. From my perch in the living room, I can see the majority of the complex parking lot; nary a costumed beggar in sight.) About ten minutes before tr...
by Jennifer
31 Oct 2018, 16:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Hooray for Halloween!
Replies: 384
Views: 12957

Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Those really are amazing pumpkin-carvings, Warren. Would the skill required to carve pumpkin shells transfer over into carving soft (pre-baked) ceramic? Because if you could make permanent candle or electric-light holders that look like that, I could see them selling for a not-insignificant sum of m...
by Jennifer
31 Oct 2018, 00:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70609

Re: Home $weet Home

- the couple moving into a tiny home a week after the birth of their baby, who included a little hammock that you raise and lower with a pulley so they could get their baby up to their sleeping loft. Hey, that's great when your kid is still a newborn potato, but I'm here to tell you there is a WIDE...
by Jennifer
30 Oct 2018, 17:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Hooray for Halloween!
Replies: 384
Views: 12957

Re: Hooray for Halloween!

I bought a bag of candy in case any beggars show up, but that's it; it just doesn't feel like "Halloween" when there's not even the faintest hint of crispness in the air.
by Jennifer
29 Oct 2018, 22:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3027

Re: Vote or Die

The country would be better off if Team Blue said to them "Look, we want voting laws to be open rather than exclusionary, but, seriously, spell your name right. Make sure you have your ID. Mail the damn form in on time." That's ... not quite an accurate description of the problem, though. With Geor...
by Jennifer
29 Oct 2018, 20:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3027

Re: Vote or Die

I'm getting SO SICK of Vote or Die; a friend made a post about praying for the synagogue shooting victims and somebody immediately responded, "They don't need prayers, they need votes!" I know what they meant but the snarky part of me wanted to ask which politician I could put in office to make sur...
by Jennifer
29 Oct 2018, 19:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3027

Re: Vote or Die

Again, the GOP is all about voter suppression and the Democrats are all about message suppression. I submit that however delusional The Story the GOP tells itself, voter suppression does in fact favor the GOP. Whereas message suppression is elephants all the way down. My response was to 'if Democra...
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3027

Re: Vote or Die

In other words, "the party popular with racists will stop suppressing the votes of racial minorities if said minorities showed an interest in voting for them, and the party popular with racial minorities would start suppressing minority votes if it became the party of racists." Which might be eviden...
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3027

Re: Vote or Die

The possibility of Dems losing their grip on Connecticut is not a hypothetical. If they've been engaged in shenanigans to prevent it, I haven't seen any mention of it in the news. (Granted, I don't watch Fox or read Breitbart.)
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3027

Re: Vote or Die

From what my Connecticut (blue-state) friends are saying, the current gubernatorial race there is in a dead heat . Has the Democratic power structure there taken any steps to prevent probable Republicans from casting ballots? Or, has the national Democratic Party been spreading scare stories about n...
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 18:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 505
Views: 22739

Re: Ladyfashun

General public-service announcement: if ever you are tempted to wear fake fingernails (at least the DIY kind; I have no idea if going to an actual salon for such things is different), DON'T. The glue provided to attach said nails seems remarkably resistant to acetone (nail polish remover); when I go...
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 18:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3027

Re: Vote or Die

Gerrymandering is the one issue where I'll grant "the difference between Democrats and Republicans is negligible at best." But Painboy specifically claimed that Dems would surely engage in voter suppression/disenfranchisement as much as the Republicans currently are doing. That's the claim for which...
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There's a Word for That
Replies: 79
Views: 3789

Re: There's a Word for That

Thanks.
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3027

Re: Vote or Die

All of the "everyone needs to vote!" stuff comes from the left because that's not the right's tactic. Their tactics are voter suppression: closing early voting locations, disqualifying voters through shitty schemes like use-it-or-lose-it and exact match, getting rid of automatic registration, getti...
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There's a Word for That
Replies: 79
Views: 3789

Re: There's a Word for That

Is there a word for the psychological -- or is it physiological -- phenomenon of, your body is NOT moving, whatever you're sitting or laying on is also not moving, but various visual cues make you THINK you're moving, so your body responds as though it is? Two real-life examples I can recall: once w...
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 02:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3027

Re: Vote or Die

All of the "everyone needs to vote!" stuff comes from the left because that's not the right's tactic. Their tactics are voter suppression: closing early voting locations, disqualifying voters through shitty schemes like use-it-or-lose-it and exact match, getting rid of automatic registration, getti...
by Jennifer
28 Oct 2018, 02:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 505
Views: 22739

Re: Ladyfashun

Apparently everyone at the party thought my tattoo sleeves and ridiculously long fingernails were real, until I told them otherwise (except for the one guy who figured out the tattoos were fake because he noticed the fabric bunching at one elbow). I honestly don't know if you should be flattered or ...
by Jennifer
27 Oct 2018, 17:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 505
Views: 22739

Re: Ladyfashun

I bought fake fingernails for a Halloween party tonight. "Real" fake fingernails from a beauty supply store, as opposed to Halloween-costume fake fingernails. In retrospect, I really should have done my hair and makeup before putting ridiculously long fake nails on my hands. Christ, these things are...
by Jennifer
27 Oct 2018, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 328
Views: 11971

Re: Putin on the Writs

Mechanical stuff happens with machine for 15 years, normal. Same mechanical thing happens 2018 - definitely Russia. In the case of the computerized voting machines, it's not "mechanical"; it's software (or code, or whatever). There's a way easier explanation for at least the ones in Georgia than "R...