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by thoreau
Today, 11:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7448
Views: 446103

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Jeopardy is filmed on the Sony lot. Sony is a Japanese company. And which side was Japan on in WWII?

CHECKMATE!!!!!

(Stop Asian Hate!)
by thoreau
Today, 11:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7448
Views: 446103

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

People don't just die of cancer suddenly. Trebek knew too much so the Sony Deep State did him in.
by thoreau
Today, 10:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7448
Views: 446103

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The lefty Q take is entirely apt and I will golf clap, steal, and cry in my wine at our fate. I picture a bunch of lefties in Viking helmets storming the studio lot in Culver City to try to do citizen's arrests of the Sekrit Nazis on the Jeopardy production team. "Two security guards hospitalized a...
by thoreau
Today, 02:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7448
Views: 446103

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The Jeopardy contestant guy being called out for an alleged white power symbol. WTF.?!??!?!?!?!?!?!? https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/04/29/metro/jeopardy-contestant-facing-criticism-allegedly-using-white-power-symbol/ Holy shit. His critics aren't backing down. It's lefty Q. https://www.nytimes.co...
by thoreau
Today, 00:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3244
Views: 276499

Re: What are you reading?

Reading Richard Hamming's "The Art of Doing Science and Engineering." https://www.amazon.com/dp/1732265178/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_FQ7BWB3QD0RSAWBSC0Y2 I knew the idea of a Hamming Code and Hamming Distance. He explains the overall field of coding theory at a very gentle introductory level here ...
by thoreau
14 May 2021, 14:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3920
Views: 385910

Re: Twitter!

by thoreau
13 May 2021, 19:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137122

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

I'm in a zoom with someone who is afraid of side effects and resents all the people who didn't isolate enough to stop the spread. So she decided that she will just stay at home and not get the vaccine until she is forced to return to to work in person.

She wasn't always this way.
by thoreau
13 May 2021, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137122

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

(This person is also actively trying to escalate conflicts with their students. But none dare suggest talking to a mental health professional.) Do you not have an HR department? Because that's the sort of thing an HR department should be dealing with. This person works at another university. And su...
by thoreau
13 May 2021, 14:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137122

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

Who knew that a year of fear and isolation might be bad for mental health? I really don't mean that disparagingly. I like these people. Before lockdown they were great people with, of course, some flaws. Then a year of fear and isolation did a number on them, and some flaws got amplified, and new on...
by thoreau
13 May 2021, 14:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137122

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

Proceed to stab your friends in the face with this, Dr. T. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/05/13/cdc-says-fully-vaccinated-americans-no-longer-need-masks-indoors-or-outdoors-most-cases/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook One of them was already telling me that CDC...
by thoreau
12 May 2021, 10:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: msinaisuhtlaM
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: msinaisuhtlaM

Hugh Akston wrote: 12 May 2021, 10:44 Just once I would like to see an authoritarian regime that celebrates diversity.
by thoreau
11 May 2021, 12:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 607
Views: 99296

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

Aresen wrote: 11 May 2021, 11:44 The actual dream it woke me from was even odder: I was eating at a boutique restaurant run by Vladimir Putin.
The restaurant critics are all radiant about it.
by thoreau
10 May 2021, 19:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 225
Views: 52043

Re: Good Cover Versions

This is one of the more fun versions of Heart-Shaped Box that I've heard in a while.

by thoreau
10 May 2021, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 85895

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Contrary to the beliefs of their critics, abolitionists are not impervious to the realities of crime and violence. But they have a fundamental understanding that crime is a manifestation of social deprivation and the reverberating effects of racial discrimination, which locks poor and working-class...
by thoreau
10 May 2021, 10:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3920
Views: 385910

Re: Twitter!

by thoreau
09 May 2021, 20:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

That's fair. At some point Holmes seemed to actually know that she was selling snake oil.

I think Trump actually believes that his properties are amazing and he does the best deals and it's the fault of other people that it didn't all work out as amazingly as it should have.
by thoreau
09 May 2021, 19:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

(I find Musk weird, silly, and unserious in many ways, but you put him up against DJT and it's trivial to find ways he's better.) Musk:Trump::Gen X:Boomers I dunno, I think Trump would be closer to Elizabeth Holmes with a better ending (for her). Trump is definitely very similar to Holmes. And she'...
by thoreau
09 May 2021, 17:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Eric the .5b wrote: 09 May 2021, 17:13 (I find Musk weird, silly, and unserious in many ways, but you put him up against DJT and it's trivial to find ways he's better.)
Musk:Trump::Gen X:Boomers
by thoreau
09 May 2021, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Shem wrote: 09 May 2021, 16:30 Elon Musk is Gen-X's answer to Donald Trump.
Yes, but ours isn't eligible for the Presidency.
by thoreau
07 May 2021, 21:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137122

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

Regarding Trump and the cultural polarization around the virus: Just about any president would have had a poorly-handled response, just by the nature of the federal government. I think that damn near anyone else would have brought more competence to the federal response, but you eventually hit a poi...
by thoreau
07 May 2021, 15:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 85895

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Aresen wrote: 07 May 2021, 15:24I think they wanted the pain without the mess.
Exactly. That's exactly what they want.
by thoreau
07 May 2021, 13:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116246

Re: Random covid-19 observations

One of the most wrong takes in the post war era is "profit driven medicine doesn't produce anything but boner pills". Everyone who was calling for a global health regime of low to no profits in medicine needs to reevaluate almost everything in their worldview - it has a huge implied body count. Ele...
by thoreau
07 May 2021, 12:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 85895

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Hugh Akston wrote: 07 May 2021, 11:56 With momentum like this, maybe we can get them to bring back other humane methods like hanging, scaphism, or the iron maiden.
Iron Maiden? Excellent!
by thoreau
07 May 2021, 11:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53882

Re: Infrastructure

Highway wrote: 07 May 2021, 11:23 Looking at wikipedia's list of car ownership per capita by country, it doesn't take long on the list before ownership falls below 1 car per 2 people - 26 countries.
And 7 of those are tiny countries that may be unusual in all sorts of ways.
by thoreau
06 May 2021, 23:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137122

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...