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by Jake
15 Jan 2021, 02:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 47
Views: 537

Re: Lost sheep returned

lshap wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 00:35Jake take a bow. ;-)

Jake is the one who talked me into my return from the dead.

I did miss y'all. Thanks, Jake :-)
**struts, looks smug**
by Jake
14 Jan 2021, 19:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 47
Views: 537

Re: Lost sheep returned

lshap wrote: 14 Jan 2021, 18:16 Yo.
Linguist is back. Hi all.
Yay! Welcome back! :)
by Jake
09 Jan 2021, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1538
Views: 125168

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

I've said before, and sounds like it's still true, that the nurses and techs who don't give a shit about doing the details of their job properly are the ones who have the long tenures, because they harass and harangue the newer nurses who actually do care, who actually try to make the place run bet...
by Jake
02 Jan 2021, 15:22
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Trump Blames Everyone but Himself for His Defeat
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Trump Blames Everyone but Himself for His Defeat

Judging from that thread, I have to assume that the bulk of the remaining Reason commentariat is made up of Tulpa and his vast menagerie of sock puppets.
by Jake
30 Dec 2020, 16:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worth a Thousand Lulz
Replies: 852
Views: 98655

Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

I just watched HBO's Watchmen series. I'm pretty sure Crenshaw used the same costume designer.
by Jake
10 Dec 2020, 23:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6144
Views: 452900

Re: Light laffs

dbcooper wrote: 10 Dec 2020, 21:04
I don't actually remember that being an option at all when I made my character yesterday. It had "small", "medium", and "large" options, and that's it.
by Jake
10 Dec 2020, 13:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 2071
Views: 225935

Re: Towing the Lion

This is a deeply cursèd post because I can already tell there is a part of my brain that will remind me of this every time I see the word; at first it will be humorous but at some point I'll realize I can't remember which is the correct pronunciation and which is the shitpost It is CRUCIAL that you...
by Jake
10 Dec 2020, 13:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1596
Views: 96020

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Warren wrote: 10 Dec 2020, 11:30The Government, in all its manifestations, is spending over twice as much as the entire US economy is producing!
I think you've got that backwards. It's spending about half the GDP, not twice the GDP.

Not that that's all that much better...
by Jake
07 Dec 2020, 15:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 206
Views: 20348

Re: Voting methodologies

I'd be happy enough with just making would-be voters pass the same test we give to would-be citizens.

(I feel like I may have already said this here somewhere, so, if so, sorry for the repetition. In my defense, I've slept since then.)
by Jake
09 Nov 2020, 14:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Predictions for 2030
Replies: 130
Views: 8855

Re: Predictions for 2030

It's not even to 25% OK, 90% was exaggeration, but it does raise the question, often overlooked, of what it is that people actually want out of a self-driving car vs what they say they want. (There are also taxis, for shorter, more random trips. You can pretend your taxi driver is a hyper-advanced ...
by Jake
08 Nov 2020, 20:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8333
Views: 615988

Re: Orange is the new President

I don't really think Grover Cleveland belongs in the "One Term" category. He served two; they were just nonconsecutive.
by Jake
07 Nov 2020, 17:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: It’s time to make your call
Replies: 103
Views: 4719

Re: It’s time to make your call

Aresen wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 17:24With the election being so close - and it really isn't over until January 6th - I am going to say I was WAY over-optimistic. I had no idea there were so many hidden Trumpers.
Team Aresen.
by Jake
07 Nov 2020, 17:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 206
Views: 20348

Re: Voting methodologies

The only case to be made for state legislators selecting Senators is that they'll more jealously guard state prerogatives against federal interventions. That's one of the benefits, yes, but I think there's another potential upside (though, like many reforms, it's only on the margins where you'd get...
by Jake
07 Nov 2020, 02:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 206
Views: 20348

Re: Voting methodologies

If we get rid of the EC (which I'm conceptually okay with) we also need to repeal the 17th Amendment (popular election of senators). 'Cause I don't want all of the pieces of government directly chosen by the mob -- we need a counterweight against their ignorance and cupidity somewhere in the system...
by Jake
06 Nov 2020, 17:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 206
Views: 20348

Re: Voting methodologies

If we get rid of the EC (which I'm conceptually okay with) we also need to repeal the 17th Amendment (popular election of senators). 'Cause I don't want all of the pieces of government directly chosen by the mob -- we need a counterweight against their ignorance and cupidity somewhere in the system,...
by Jake
06 Nov 2020, 04:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161869

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Jennifer wrote: 06 Nov 2020, 03:33 Trump is less than 700 votes ahead of Biden in Georgia right now. And most of the still-uncounted votes are from urban counties.
Georgia just tipped. Biden's now leading. Barely.
by Jake
06 Nov 2020, 02:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161869

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy



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by Jake
04 Nov 2020, 15:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2839
Views: 265048

Re: Video Games!

lunchstealer wrote: 04 Nov 2020, 15:12 mrs lunch and I are definitely in.

Do we want to try to include Discord?

ETA: My Steam ID is pretty much exactly what you'd expect it to be.
xXTRUMP2020Xx?
by Jake
03 Nov 2020, 23:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161869

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I think it's the states left in play -- there are a ton of electoral votes still leaning red, and not very many remaining that are leaning blue. So Biden may have little room to get above where he is now, while Trump could still gather a lot more. (All this, of course, ignores the massive piles of e...
by Jake
03 Nov 2020, 21:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2839
Views: 265048

Re: Video Games!

Ellie wrote: 03 Nov 2020, 12:05 Oh, that sounds so fun!

Among Us this Saturday at 1pm Central. I'll update with the room code when it happens.
I've added it to my calendar. :)
by Jake
02 Nov 2020, 17:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2810
Views: 265098

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

I'll always remember Connery in the Highlander. In a movie about a Scotsman, they naturally cast Connery as a Spaniard.

A Spaniard named, apparently, "Ramierezh."
by Jake
02 Nov 2020, 17:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2839
Views: 265048

Re: Video Games!

Ellie wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 12:02 So I am happy to host, can we set up a time to play and I'll generate a room with a code to get in?
Sure! Rather than doing something insane and weeks-long in scheduling, how about you just declare the inaugural session and those of us who can make it will show up. :)
by Jake
23 Oct 2020, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3525
Views: 272090

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

The town of Lyons was (and still might be) threatened by the CalWood fire, which flared up this weekend. Hang on... we had a Lyons in Oregon as well, which was lost to this year's big fires. I'm starting to detect a pattern. If anyone here lives in or near a town named Lyons, you might want to cons...
by Jake
23 Oct 2020, 13:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2839
Views: 265048

Re: Video Games!

Highway wrote: 21 Oct 2020, 18:32
Pham Nuwen wrote: 21 Oct 2020, 18:27 I will buy the game if we can have a gryll lobby. Let me know.
I'd probably go in on this deal also. Seems like the right kind of group to play with.
I've got the game, like the game, but hate hate hate the public lobbies. So if this is a thing, count me in!