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by Highway
Yesterday, 10:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1709
Views: 136119

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

It's abundantly clear that yelling (or clutching your pearls or clicking your tongue) at people showing vaccine hesitancy about how stupid or ignorant they are does not do anything except harden their opinion against getting the vaccines. It's really something that people should be backing off of in...
by Highway
Yesterday, 10:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641263

Re: Orange is the new President

If you absolutely don't want to be friends with anyone who won't consistently say only bad things about Trump, then they're probably not the friends for you. It's up to you, I'm not trying to judge (really). It's possible that one or both of them voted for Trump at least once. It's also possible tha...
by Highway
03 May 2021, 21:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2918
Views: 279514

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Bobby Unser, at age 87
by Highway
03 May 2021, 18:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1102
Views: 118506

Re: Tiny Triumphs

I keep trying to make it into The Hall of the Mountain King but the third and fourth measures aren't quite right. Sure they are. It's a little weird because it involves an E sharp, which you don't see a lot, but it's right. Reading keys and such is really where my skills are weak, but now that I lo...
by Highway
01 May 2021, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10192
Views: 716676

Re: Petty annoyances

Up at 4:30 so ...coffee? Fill coffee grounds. Go to sink to fill carafe. Smash! Wait, smash? What smash? Dammit, that's the carafe broken. Amazon, save me! Replacement carafe: $21. Replacement coffee maker with carafe: $25. Save the earth by paying for my clumsiness, rather than creating more trash...
by Highway
01 May 2021, 10:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1101
Views: 115990

Re: Random covid-19 observations

It's not like they're even hard to fake. I mean, mine is a paper card with plain text stickers and a person's writing on it. Whoop-de-do.
by Highway
01 May 2021, 00:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1483
Views: 199361

Re: Music for the Masses

by Highway
30 Apr 2021, 00:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1483
Views: 199361

Re: Music for the Masses

I thought this was a fun watch:
by Highway
26 Apr 2021, 20:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 700
Views: 52892

Re: Infrastructure

Yeah, they're definitely crossing the yellow lines, because they didn't repave that, and the lines are still going to be there. And a road like that is going to need to be open to traffic throughout construction. There's nowhere else to use for a detour. They may not have all the signs up. It's actu...
by Highway
26 Apr 2021, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 700
Views: 52892

Re: Infrastructure

Agh I'm so triggered!

by Highway
25 Apr 2021, 14:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 970
Views: 90438

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

...or because they think that clearing some trees would increase seepage into their basements. How does that work? Because the roots are soaking up the water? That was the belief. Evapotranspiration is trees taking groundwater and evaporating it away. But especially in this case, that was probably ...
by Highway
24 Apr 2021, 20:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 970
Views: 90438

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

The biggest often unremarked on big projects in cities these days are replacement of the water and sewer systems, between a lot of them being past their centennial and current EPA rules. And frequently the biggest liability hanging over the figurative heads of those same cities, municipalities, and...
by Highway
24 Apr 2021, 10:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2232
Views: 222754

Re: Home $weet Home

Anyone else having trouble getting contractors and building supplies? Around here, wood has gone through the roof (heh) and contractors won't even bid. I blame the northerners moving here (like we did) because of the pandemic. It's a bit annoying, but I guess we can wait to have minor things done. ...
by Highway
21 Apr 2021, 09:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 208
Views: 40415

Re: Familiar spirits

Congrats, enjoy your doggo. :)
by Highway
19 Apr 2021, 21:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Glooming of 2024: Return of the Knave of Orange
Replies: 44
Views: 795

Re: The Glooming of 2024: Return of the Knave of Orange

Yeah, the ID requirement as it's used in the US is a pretext. Like Shem said it's "... and we'll close the DMV near you." and also "... and we've got these new onerous requirements for birth certificates" and also "... and we've increased the price of the ID by 100% to cover additional costs." And t...
by Highway
13 Apr 2021, 17:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3195
Views: 308993

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

I'm mildly surprised regional DVDs are still a thing. It's all digital now, including the television sets, themselves. Back when the world was divided into NTSC and PAL analog, okay, I got it. PAL came later and, as a result, picture clarity in Europe was significantly better than NTSC and when we ...
by Highway
12 Apr 2021, 22:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 348
Views: 35973

Re: 400 ppm

France bans domestic flights if you could just take a train instead. As usual, the greenies utterly dismiss any possibility of using market forces to get what they want, preferring to just ban stuff, even though the French government's own transport minister seems to be claiming that the ban wasn't...
by Highway
12 Apr 2021, 18:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 348
Views: 35973

Re: 400 ppm

France bans domestic flights if you could just take a train instead. As usual, the greenies utterly dismiss any possibility of using market forces to get what they want, preferring to just ban stuff, even though the French government's own transport minister seems to be claiming that the ban wasn't...
by Highway
10 Apr 2021, 09:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1709
Views: 136119

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I think I might be last on this forum, but finally scheduled my first shot for Tuesday afternoon. :)
by Highway
08 Apr 2021, 17:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!
Replies: 29
Views: 729

Re: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!

One option would be to look for a motherboard / CPU combo with integrated graphics for now and deal with poor performance for gaming and production until the silicon crunch hopefully abates. I don't know what kind of things she needs to use the computer for, but it's a stopgap for now if you can liv...
by Highway
05 Apr 2021, 21:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 223896

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Nonstick skillet - recommendations? We have a Swiss Diamond XD+ 3.8qt Induction saute pan that I really like. Looking on Swiss Diamond's website , I don't know if they actually have anything at all in stock, but the quality of this pan is good. I have not tried it in the oven, given the plastic han...
by Highway
04 Apr 2021, 10:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 598
Views: 98510

Re: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)

Had a weird dream about weird angels, more movie style than first persons, don't remember too much of it. But I've had an earworm since waking up of background music in the dream played during a montage. Just a repeating baritone sax riff.
by Highway
31 Mar 2021, 13:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2918
Views: 279514

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

dead_elvis wrote: 31 Mar 2021, 13:54 I'm torn between commenting:

1) good riddance to bad rubbish

or

2)I didn't know Tony Levin led such a double life. Have they ever been seen in the same room together?
Tony Levin probably has more taste than to have ever been in the same room as G Gordon Liddy...
by Highway
30 Mar 2021, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 452
Views: 56432

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

Facebook's advertising algorithms are bringing me information I need. Guys you can buy a single machine that can record/play vcr tapes AND dvds! It's at radvcr-dot-com I'm rushing to buy mine right now before they sell out. Y2k is gonna be lit you guys. I'd rather get that than the ones for Hydroge...