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by Jadagul
Yesterday, 03:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1064
Views: 113430

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Jennifer wrote: Yesterday, 01:49 Phase 2 really ought to be called Phase 5, seeing how Phase 1 is subdivided into four parts.
And that depends on where you live!

DC is currently in phase 1C1. I'm eligible in phase 1C3. The phases go 1A, 1B1, 1B2, 1B3, 1C1, 1C2, 1C3, 2. 2 is "all adults".
by Jadagul
27 Feb 2021, 16:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Oh there are definitely others that are lifting the entire Canon in D. A quick google gives me a long-ass spotify playlist; a bunch of them are not really lifts, but e.g. "Graduation" (by Vitamin C) and "C U When U Get There" (by Coolio) very clearly are. (And make it even clearer by including actua...
by Jadagul
27 Feb 2021, 14:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Eric the .5b wrote: 27 Feb 2021, 14:47 Certainly a lot of three-chord songs. I forget who, but a member of REM once said that a friend of his said the band only used three of the four rock chords, but they used the Hell out of those three.
by Jadagul
27 Feb 2021, 03:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

The significance isn't just the chords, but the order. It's really hard to write music in a major key without using I, IV, V, and vi. But the four-chord progression is a specific arrangement of those. The iii is less common, though I'm sure you can find examples of it being used. But the specific Pa...
by Jadagul
26 Feb 2021, 22:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

I'm probably missing something here but basically Pachelbel's Canon in D is the following chord progression: D A Bm F#m G D G A D, the chords in the key of D are D, E min, F# min, G, A, B min and C# dim and the chord progressions in, well, everything in D major are D G A variations, plus on the gui...
by Jadagul
26 Feb 2021, 18:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

lshap wrote: 26 Feb 2021, 18:07 Pachelbel Canon in D
Pet Shop Boys Go West
Blues Traveler Hook

Whaaaa? How did I never notice this before?
In "Hook" that's like half the joke, right?

But also:

by Jadagul
17 Feb 2021, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 530252

Re: Observations of the Random sort

A discussion of money in ancient Mesopotamia. At 9:10 they say that 8 grams of silver could buy 300 liters of barley. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/20-xiaoli-ouyang-silver-in-sumer-money-in-mesopotamia/id1534428319?i=1000508489727 Nowadays 8 grams of silver is about $7. A bushel of barley (...
by Jadagul
11 Feb 2021, 18:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107592

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

We can probably safely close (clothes?) this thread down. The battle is over, pajamas won. I've been converted. It was already going anyway but COVID killed more fashion sense than people by a mile. I refuse to wear pajamas out of the house. I mean to take out the trash, sure, as long as it's after...
by Jadagul
07 Feb 2021, 18:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 576
Views: 183237

Re: What are you drinking?

Have found a drink I'm really happy with: 4 oz cold brew rooibos chai 2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice 1 oz caramel syrup or golden syrup Shake with two ice cubes, strain into glass. It comes out super smooth and really nicely balanced. (Though one of the weird things about getting a perfectly balan...
by Jadagul
07 Feb 2021, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4548
Views: 323502

Re: When journalism goes bad

My friend/mutual bambamramfan on tumblr had a good if not exactly uplifting take on this today. In the case of all these cancel-firings, the actual reason the person is fired is because they are creating an external and internal relations wildfire that no one wants to deal with anymore. The hassle t...
by Jadagul
04 Feb 2021, 15:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 70060

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

You can't ostracize people for believing things that over 30% of the country believes. (This isn't a moral argument. I'm not saying you shouldn't. You can't .) Right now they're trying to step on these beliefs hard, before they reach that level of fixation. Yeah, I guess I'm just used to not being ...
by Jadagul
04 Feb 2021, 15:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 70060

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

You can't ostracize people for believing things that over 30% of the country believes.

(This isn't a moral argument. I'm not saying you shouldn't. You can't.)

Right now they're trying to step on these beliefs hard, before they reach that level of fixation.
by Jadagul
03 Feb 2021, 22:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Maximum feels about the minimum wage
Replies: 44
Views: 5928

Re: Maximum feels about the minimum wage

The moral argument is all "ZOMG! No job should pay less than a living wage!" "OK, we'll get machines to do these menial jobs." "ZOMG, machines are taking all the jobs!" How many of us remember seeing an elevator operator? (I did, in the Woodward's store in Edmonton, ca 1960.) I've seen an elevator ...
by Jadagul
03 Feb 2021, 19:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Maximum feels about the minimum wage
Replies: 44
Views: 5928

Re: Maximum feels about the minimum wage

The moral argument is all "ZOMG! No job should pay less than a living wage!" "OK, we'll get machines to do these menial jobs." "ZOMG, machines are taking all the jobs!" How many of us remember seeing an elevator operator? (I did, in the Woodward's store in Edmonton, ca 1960.) I've seen an elevator ...
by Jadagul
30 Jan 2021, 17:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 68
Views: 8404

Re: Universal Corona Income

I figured they called it a 'stimulus" because calling it anything like "relief" or "assistance" would piss off the Bootstrap Brigade. Also would suggest a $75k cutoff is stupid high for "relief". Which it was. As is demonstrated by the desperate need to buy garbage stocks. Um ... are you saying the...
by Jadagul
26 Jan 2021, 20:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 138
Views: 3889

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

You know, I was just ranting about the Oxford comma on Tumblr

(which I assume is what you're referring to)

But there is no way that introducing a comma there would change the way anyone parses that sentence.
by Jadagul
25 Jan 2021, 21:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 138
Views: 3889

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

If you think it's bad that the government can do things/make decisions, the filibuster is nice as another way of the government failing to do things or make decisions. If you think it's important for the government to be able to act, then the filibuster is a giant middle finger with no real principl...
by Jadagul
25 Jan 2021, 12:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3763
Views: 374463

Re: Twitter!

Law twitter is very informative about the Dominion lawsuits. Is there more to them than "they're bullshit that are doomed to fail"? I though we were talking about the suits where Dominion is suing a bunch of people for defamation, which are way more plausible than the typical defamation suits over ...
by Jadagul
22 Jan 2021, 15:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 138
Views: 3889

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

Everyone I follow was up in arms over the Austin nomination for exactly this reason.

A lot of them decided not to pick a fight over it after the capitol riot, though, basically on the grounds that we need to have someone in the role.
by Jadagul
18 Jan 2021, 00:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 576
Views: 183237

Re: What are you drinking?

Ah, please keep sharing your findings! In my drinking days I was never a cocktails person, I just wanted to chug it down as fast as possible, but now that I'm sober I wish I had something "fancy" to drink sometimes (especially on nights where it feels like everyone on my social media is posting pic...
by Jadagul
17 Jan 2021, 21:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 576
Views: 183237

Re: What are you drinking?

So I absolutely love cocktails, but I'm also a tremendous lightweight who doesn't like the feeling of being drunk and has alcohol as a mild migraine trigger. So I've been experimenting with cocktail-like things that don't have any alcohol. Today I made one I'm pretty happy with! Seven ounces of over...
by Jadagul
15 Jan 2021, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 182
Views: 4958

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Justice Department Filing Says “Strong Evidence” Capitol Rioters Intended to “Capture and Assassinate” Lawmakers Which TBF does imply that Trump didn't immediately incite that part of the crowd, but may've triggered enough of the rest of the crowd that they had cover that they otherwise might not h...
by Jadagul
15 Jan 2021, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 182
Views: 4958

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Justice Department Filing Says “Strong Evidence” Capitol Rioters Intended to “Capture and Assassinate” Lawmakers Which TBF does imply that Trump didn't immediately incite that part of the crowd, but may've triggered enough of the rest of the crowd that they had cover that they otherwise might not h...
by Jadagul
12 Jan 2021, 19:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1563
Views: 130922

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

What happens if you get the first shot of the covid vaccine, then get exposed to/infected with the virus before your second shot -- do you still get some protective benefit, compared to someone who ever got any vaccine at all? Almost definitely yes, starting something like 14 days after the first s...
by Jadagul
12 Jan 2021, 15:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 264
Views: 48471

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

It's a really neat idea, but at least some of them (the ones I checked) are wrong. It doesn't help that that they're inconsistent about names and meanings (for instance, the "United States of America" vs. just "Mexico", or "Land of the Angles" vs. "Land of the People"), but some are just simply wro...