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by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 12:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 721
Views: 53188

Re: Infrastructure

But that doesn't necessarily mean that people everywhere love cars. People love what cars represent, and that's the freedom to go where they want. If that freedom can be provided through other means of transport, I think many people would be surprised how many are not just willing, but also happy, ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 23:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

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

Just so we're all on the same page, neither of you is using the word 'normal' to refer to the way things were prior to March 2020, right? Because currently I am required by state order to wear a face mask when I go to Target, which was not the case 14 months ago or any time before that. And we're g...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 721
Views: 53188

Re: Infrastructure

Americans like cars. Frankly, Europeans and everyone else like cars, too. I don't know where the socialist transportation Utopians look for their models of viable public transit alternatives, but having driven in London and Rome and at least half a dozen other European cities, I can testify to there...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 23:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 721
Views: 53188

Re: Infrastructure

Article makes some good arguments as to why trains are a terrible idea and we should focus on other methods (especially more and better roads), but this The differences in infrastructure requirements explain why air travel costs so much less than rail travel. Is incomprehensible coming from Cato. F...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 23:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

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

Warren made a comment about some supposed "good old days," when people had some kind of marketplace of ideas where everyone was heard and considered. But even then, the stuff people are worrying about here was still everywhere. It was just something polite people pretended not to see when it was ex...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 22:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641346

Re: Orange is the new President

Much like the only thing I know about Chuck Schumer is how we used to have a thread titled "Chuck Schumer's Shittiness is Transcendent," the only thing I know about Bertrand Russell is that Lyndon LaRouche is "that guy who runs for president and hates Bertrand Russell." (I'm sure along the road of ...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 20:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3240
Views: 274137

Re: What are you reading?

dhex wrote: 05 May 2021, 16:43 kindle paperwhite is pretty goddamn good for reading. almost as good as paper, really, and a lot more portable.
How is it outdoors in bright sunshine?
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 19:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641346

Re: Orange is the new President

lshap next time you're over there, check the nightstand https://twitter.com/goulcher/status/1388773647456874497 So there's this guy who's visiting a friend who runs a sex toy shop and the owner says "Listen, I've got to make a very quick run up the street to the bank so could you do me a favor and ...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 15:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641346

Re: Orange is the new President

I have little to add to the question but I'm mildly curious what sort the rest of the books were such that that particular book stood out to you. FWIW, I used to go to parties at Grover Norquest's house in DC including one when Gingrich was also a guest. Free booze and Chinese food plus lots of live...
by D.A. Ridgely
03 May 2021, 20:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Glooming of 2024: Return of the Knave of Orange
Replies: 44
Views: 804

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

Good to see Trump's supporters taking the election results so well...

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by D.A. Ridgely
03 May 2021, 01:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6246
Views: 472196

Re: Light laffs

Courtesy of the Department of Redundancy Department...

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by D.A. Ridgely
02 May 2021, 22:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10194
Views: 717237

Re: Petty annoyances

You can always go the route I did and get something you cannot break https://www.espro.com/product/coffee-p7 It's mildly more involved than a drip machine. Ha! I bought a stainless steel coffee press several years ago (and for decidedly less than that model) but we've never used it. It just seems l...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 May 2021, 21:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3906
Views: 382922

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote: 02 May 2021, 13:06 Life becomes meme.

by D.A. Ridgely
01 May 2021, 23:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 957
Views: 97097

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

thoreau wrote: 01 May 2021, 15:46 There are viruses that use a 5th DNA letter, commonly called Z.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01157-x

These viruses apparently only infect bacteria. But if we can get them into humans I'm sure we can create an army of powerful mutants.
Finally! A use for Generation Z!
by D.A. Ridgely
01 May 2021, 12:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This Life is Absurd
Replies: 162
Views: 27251

Re: This Life is Absurd

The CIA is woke, yo. Before submerging a detainee's head into a toilet, they ask for pronouns. And the toilet is in a gender neutral facility. Everyone should feel welcome in the torture chamber. https://youtu.be/X55JPbAMc9g Also, she describes herself as a "millennial who's been diagnosed with gen...
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Apr 2021, 19:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116115

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Eric the .5b wrote: 30 Apr 2021, 16:24 I get my second Moderna shot at the drive-through operation Monday.
Does it come with fries?
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Apr 2021, 17:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Webcomics
Replies: 336
Views: 53942

Re: Webcomics

Okay, not exactly a webcomic but a comic strip I found on the web...

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by D.A. Ridgely
30 Apr 2021, 14:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 48015

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

I didn't like Russian Doll . It somehow spent a lot of time on buildup while simultaneously not exploring some if the interesting ideas it presented, and then resolved super quick like they forgot how many episodes they were making. The dialogue was devoid of humor and vulgar for its own sake. Ther...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 Apr 2021, 22:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RUDY!
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: RUDY!

The Feds are kicking down Rudy's door Investigators are said to have seized Giuliani's electronic devices. The warrant appears to be tied to Giuliani's work related to Ukraine and the possible violation of foreign lobbying rules. The activities of the former mayor and prosecutor, who later became P...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 Apr 2021, 22:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RUDY!
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: RUDY!

Rudy was, once upon a time, a prosecutor. And while I don't know if he was the greatest prosecutor ever, he was apparently OK at his job. He won some big cases involving white collar crime. I think there was a time when he would have been too smart to do this shit. He was never a particularly great...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Apr 2021, 11:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Re: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

Not a 'lost' invention, but one that fell out of use in Europe: Aqueducts. The Romans built aqueducts everywhere, but they fell out of use in Western Europe after the 5th Century CE. The primary reason seems to be that they require a large organization to build and are very easy for attacking armie...
by D.A. Ridgely
24 Apr 2021, 19:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Tell Me a Joke
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: Tell Me a Joke

A guy's driving down an old country road and he sees a farmer in his orchard feeding his pigs, but what he's doing is he's taking one pig at a time, holding him up, letting him eat an apple out of the tree, and then setting him down before picking up another pig and letting him eat an apple. So the ...