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by JD
Yesterday, 16:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 264
Views: 47048

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

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by JD
Yesterday, 14:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3741
Views: 363577

Re: Twitter!

by JD
Yesterday, 12:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10126
Views: 685931

Re: Petty annoyances

Warren wrote: Yesterday, 12:05 The insulation was crumbling? Is your apartment building a hundred years old?
It's about one hundred twenty-five years old, actually.
by JD
Yesterday, 11:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10126
Views: 685931

Re: Petty annoyances

And a circuit breaker in the apartment tripped for no particular reason that I can tell Always worrisome, but often inconsequential. I hope that the insulation on the wiring is not shot like it is on one of our other circuits. Wait, what? A while back one of our circuit breakers tripped (not the sa...
by JD
Yesterday, 10:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A Gerald Ford for the 21st Century
Replies: 33
Views: 1162

Re: A Gerald Ford for the 21st Century

We already had a "No sandwich is safe" thread! (That's Biden bitching, BTW)
by JD
20 Jan 2021, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 129
Views: 2061

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Thankfully, it looks like today was pretty quiet for the most part. Small numbers of demonstrators. Although there was this:



I'm pretty sure that flag is some kind of crime against graphic design.
by JD
20 Jan 2021, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10126
Views: 685931

Re: Petty annoyances

It has been a day full of petty annoyances. It's cold and windy today, and the cheap, shitty windows our landlord installed leak air like crazy. A package I was expecting did not arrive, and the USPS tracking says "delivery attempted - no access to delivery location", which I know is bullshit, becau...
by JD
20 Jan 2021, 14:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8344
Views: 616891

Re: Orange is the new President

Apparently Qanon adherents are fragmenting in the wake of the non-occurrence of "The Storm". Some are starting to realize they got played, but the majority are taking the "Me get fooled? That's unpossible!" tack and holding that Biden is actually Q , or that somehow Trump was unable to overcome the...
by JD
19 Jan 2021, 17:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6275

Re: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread

It's not a good time to be a banker in China.
China doesn’t fool around when it comes to financial regulation. On January 5, a Chinese court sentenced a senior finance industry executive to death. He was guilty – in the words of the court –of being “extremely greedy.”
by JD
18 Jan 2021, 12:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 264
Views: 47048

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

I would actually go to that theme restaurant. Given how well my tastes map to the average American's, that's probably why it closed.
by JD
15 Jan 2021, 15:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 505
Views: 51036

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

The one good thing about lockdown and having to be at home is that I've been going to the gym a lot more and longer (since I no longer have a commute to eat up two hours of my day). I can't be 100% sure, but I think may be able do more pullups now than at any time ever in my life. I've also been enj...
by JD
15 Jan 2021, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: msinaisuhtlaM
Replies: 200
Views: 24984

Re: msinaisuhtlaM

Hmm...why am I reminded of PJ O'Rourke's old quip about population complaints, "Just enough of me, way too much of you"?
by JD
15 Jan 2021, 10:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 47
Views: 545

Re: Lost sheep returned

Welcome back!
Aresen wrote: 14 Jan 2021, 19:21 Don't mention the war mayonnaise.
by JD
14 Jan 2021, 17:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2810
Views: 265270

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

lunchstealer wrote: 14 Jan 2021, 16:56
nicole wrote: 14 Jan 2021, 15:00 Siegfried (of and Roy)
Eaten by tiger? Crossposting with the Tasteless Comments thread.
Consumed by a crab, so to speak.
by JD
14 Jan 2021, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12499
Views: 1021081

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

An interesting, if very short, video on Sweden's high taxes and why the Swedes don't mind paying them. As usual, there is some implication that when you hear "Everybody loves _____!", what that really means is "All of the people who we think actually count love ______." For example, they mention th...
by JD
14 Jan 2021, 12:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 440
Views: 72057

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Hero: Pigeon makes it all the way across the Pacific Ocean from the US to Australia
Zero: and gets the death penalty for its efforts
by JD
14 Jan 2021, 11:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 732
Views: 47827

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Andrew Yang is now running for Mayor of NYC, and he's pushing his UBI idea again ; he hasn't mentioned exact numbers lately AFAICT but he's usually tossed around the $1000/month figure. We've done this math before, of course, but there are about 8.4 million residents of NYC: $12000/year * 8.4 milli...
by JD
14 Jan 2021, 10:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8344
Views: 616891

Re: Orange is the new President

I mean, it really couldn't have happened to a nicer guy... Commenting on the report, Ken Frydman, who worked as Giuliani’s press secretary in the 1990s, said: “Lay down with dogs. Wake up with fleas and without $20,000 a day”. I do wonder what happened to Giuliani, though. He was never a good guy, b...
by JD
13 Jan 2021, 19:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3210
Views: 263404

Re: What are you reading?

I started The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin last night. Pretty good so far; I will definitely say she is a punchy, impactful writer. Having read two things by her now, one thing that really stands out is her habit of using the second person in her writing (although I will certainly admit that could be ...
by JD
13 Jan 2021, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 129
Views: 2061

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

The Capitol Police were seriously understaffed that day, compared to just about any other time ANY sort of public protest was planned there. Something definitely stinks about this. The police I am not usually one to believe in capital-c "conspiracies," but -- I really think that in time we'll find ...
by JD
13 Jan 2021, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 129
Views: 2061

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

"We were doing routine maintenance and since the replacement parts were caught in a black hole of paperwork overseen by a median federal worker we decided to just delay installation for six to eight months" is something I could totally see. It would also leave a paper trail. If it's something else....
by JD
13 Jan 2021, 13:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 129
Views: 2061

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

That is extremely disturbing if it's true and if there isn't some decent explanation (I mean, it's still disturbing even if there is some explanation like "we were doing maintenance on the system", but at least there is some reason). I would hope there's some documentation of this one way or another.
by JD
13 Jan 2021, 12:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10126
Views: 685931

Re: Petty annoyances

I found two monitors on the street, and they're both in working condition, so I wanted to use them for setting up my home office. I even have a port expander for my laptop that has two video outputs. ...but the video outputs are too close together for cables to be plugged into both at once. /sad tro...