Overnight Open Thread (11-22-2015)

Quote of the Day I

Notice that ISIS does something terrible, and the overwhelming thrust of the conversation on Meet the Press is that the American people have done something wrong and must look inside their hearts and feel guilty over the overwhelming racism and Islamaphobia in their society. News flash: We're not the villains here.

-- Jim Geraghty

Quote of the Day II

What I find interesting is that many of the same people who clutch their pearls at the mere suggestion that Islamic terrorism has anything to do with -- oh, what's the word again? -- oh right: Islam, seem to have no problem making the case that "Christian terrorism" is like a real thing. Remember how so many liberals loved -- loved -- Obama's sophomoric and insidious tirade about not getting on our "high horses" about ISIS's atrocities in the here and now because medieval Christians did bad things a thousand years ago? They never seem to think that argument through. Leaving out the ass-aching stupidity of the comparison, it actually concedes the very point Obama never wants to concede. By laying the barbaric sins of Christians a thousand years ago at the feet of Christians today, he implicitly tags Muslims with the barbarism committed in their name today.

-- Jonah Goldberg

Quote of the Day III

It never looks like hysteria when you are in the middle of it. It never feels like a mania when you are being consumed by righteous zealotry. It never looks or  feels like a cult when you believe it to the depths of your soul.

True believers are never swayed by the evidence. They believe the absence of empirical data is a test of their faith. They might skew the data in order to lure in those who still hold to an outmoded view of empirical science, but they themselves have given their lives to the narrative, not to the facts.

If you can still be a true believer when the facts tell another story, your status within the cult will be enhanced. If you really want to take it a step further into delirium, you should propose punishing and persecuting those who do not believe.

-- Stuart Schneiderman on climate change but it's true of any popular belief system that sweeps through groups of people

Female Student Crybully at SFSU: Your Man  Cave is Oppressive

A man cave is essentially an emotional sanctuary for men to escape their responsibilities without the interruption of women or children. It's as if these men are victimizing themselves and require refuge to revel in their false sense of masculinity.

Sports-related paraphernalia and wall hangings that deify cheap beer are not badges of manhood or some sort of homage to a working-class collective consciousness. They're the makings of a shrine to big business that has man-cavers nostalgic for a time when they were happy, or actually just drunk, in front of a screen cheering on their favorite billion-dollar sports team with their once single and similarly childless friends.

...Guys should get over the feudalistic idea of a man cave allowing them to be the "lord of their manor" in a room they can call their own. It bears a juvenile likeness to a tree house with a sign that reads, "No girls allowed."

The sewing room or craft room, to which a woman might retreat, is identified by the action that takes place there. By that token, a man cave is a place where a man devolves into a grunting subhuman that leaves sexist and racist comments on message boards, then furiously masturbates to free porn.

Best response from the comments:

Man-Cave-Comment

Free Yoga Classes at U. Ottawa Cancelled as Form of "Cultural Appropriation"

Apparently if a white person ever does an activity that originated from a non-white group, it's 'cultural appropriation' which is bad, bad, bad and on par with colonization and slavery. Note that 'appropriation' only works one-way though - it's perfectly fine for say Asians to play and enjoy classical music from Europe but it's horribly bad and practically cultural genocide if a white person should play and enjoy classical Chinese opera. Your blood apparently determines which forms of culture you're allowed to be involved in.

Franklin Einspruch rebuts this racial nonsense and points out that 'cultural appropriation' IS culture - and always has been.

Fingerprints Reveal That Two of the Paris Suicide Bombers Entered Europe as Refugees

But you hate and fear women and orphans if you worry about the same thing happening here according to our Asshole-in-Chief.

ISIS Suspected Terrorist Arrested in Sweden After Crossing Arctic Circle on a Bicycle to Sneak into EU as a Refugee

Why do you hate women and children you racist xenophobe.

Millennials Totes Cool With Restricting Free Speech

Poll finds 40% are cool with the government restricting speech that might offend minority groups. Which is dangerously close to a majority.

We asked whether people believe that citizens should be able to make public statements that are offensive to minority groups, or whether the government should be able to prevent people from saying these things. Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups, while 58% said such speech is OK.

But there's surprising support for this sort of thing among other generations too.

Even though a larger share of Millennials favor allowing offensive speech against minorities, the 40% who oppose it is striking given that only around a quarter of Gen Xers (27%) and Boomers (24%) and roughly one-in-ten Silents (12%) say the government should be able to prevent such speech.

Popehat: How The Sixth Circuit Stood Up To the Heckler's Veto (And Cops)

This case goes back to a 2012 incident covered here in which some Christian proselytizers at an Arab festival in Dearborn, MI were threatened  with arrest by police if they didn't stop saying things that made the festival goers angry. They sued and the Sixth Circuit eventually ruled en banc that just saying something that riles up a crowd does not give police the right to shut you up 'to preserve public order'. In this circumstance according to the court the police have an obligation to protect the speaker against the crowd instead of forcing them to quit speaking.

Popehat also points out that the 'fighting words' exception to the First Amendment is a relatively recent decision (1942) that the courts have been narrowing down ever since.

As I have mentioned before, just about every court decision in the last half-century has rejected using the fighting words doctrine to justify censorship. The Sixth Circuit could have pointed that out, but didn't - it just pointed out that the doctrine, if it survives, is limited to face to face, direct to one individual words that would provoke an average person to immediate violence. That's narrow.

Religious Cleansing in North England

Illegal Immigrants Fight Texas for Their Babies' Birth Certificates

The babies were born in the US but Texas has a legitimate argument - how can they issue legal birth certificates when the actual identities of the parents (and baby) are uncertain.

You Know Maybe It Would be a Good Thing For Science for Bill Nye to DIAF

God I'm really coming to hate this guy and his brand of holier-than-thou 'scienceism'.

Bill Nye, the former science guy and current head of the Planetary Society, is very depressed about NASA and NASCAR, according to a story in Business Insider. He believes that the red-state yokels pay too much attention to NASCAR, which employs gas guzzling cars in races, and not enough to NASA, which employs cutting edge and environmentally correct technology, to explore the universe. However, it is a meme that the space agency itself once disagreed with. Indeed, NASA has suggested that the exploration of space is like NASCAR only with rocket ships instead of souped up, high powered cars

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Swedish King Calls For A Ban on Bathtubs

Also see QOTD III.

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NFL So Anti-Gun That Even On and Off-Duty Policeman Are Banned From Being Armed During Games

Suspect Arrested in Mass Armory Robbery

At the time of the theft, Mr. Morales was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet, according to the affidavit. Investigators said he cut off the device at 8:48 a.m. Monday.

And what was he wearing a GPS bracelet for? Child rape that's what. Most of the guns are still unaccounted for.

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

Interaction design should emphasize discoverability, feedback, and the person's ability to feel in control. Alas, the current interaction emphasizes the pleasurable emotional impact-which is important-at the expense of the understanding part, the part that lets people develop a good mental model of how the system works-which is at least equally important.

...Today, people are forced to remember arbitrary gestures and placements. We never know whether something is permitted or not. When we accidentally touch the screen and the system takes us somewhere new, there is no way to back up and get to the earlier location-we most often have to start all over again. The designs appear to have discarded the science and Apple's own experience in interaction design, an area in which Apple was once the leader.

I thought the title might be overstating things but after reading the article I realized that yeah Apple is violating some of their own fundamental principles of user interfaces and design in their newer products in the quest for an aesthetic focused strictly on minimalism.

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Why is There a Japanese Memorial at the Alamo?

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Does Alcohol Enhance Sexual Performance?

Well science suggests that in moderation it does. Much like it - in moderation - also improves my bowling scores.

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Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [515 comments] 'artisanal 'ette' [72.33 posts/day]
2 [508 comments] 'ThunderB'
3 [461 comments] 'Nevergiveup'
4 [437 comments] 'Bruce Boehner'
5 [399 comments] 'willow'
6 [386 comments] 'Lizzy'
7 [363 comments] 'Christopher Taylor'
8 [360 comments] 'Ricardo Kill'
9 [355 comments] 'Bruce With a Wang!'
10 [353 comments] 'Anna Puma'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [130 names] 'Jason Garrett, soul crushing ginger' [18.26 unique names/day]
2 [77 names] 'The Political Hat'
3 [63 names] 'Doctor Fish'
4 [62 names] 'Bertram Cabot Jr.'
5 [53 names] 'logprof'
6 [47 names] 'Bruce Boehner'
7 [43 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
8 [29 names] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'
9 [26 names] 'Danube River Guide'
10 [25 names] 'BB Wolf'

The group. Banned on 12 universities.

Where it's at - the Twitter

Tonight's post brought to you by still one of the greatest pranks ever:

asiana0

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:16 PM




Comments

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1 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10466

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 22, 2015 11:17 PM (vBeA5)

2 Yo!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 22, 2015 11:17 PM (xNYi9)

3 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at November 22, 2015 11:20 PM (EzgxV)

4
Two Women Down a Bottle of Helium-Infused Wine

These women drank a homemade concoction of wine infused with helium. As soon as they started speaking and singing, they couldn't contain themselves and almost fell off their chairs from laughing

www.liveleak.com/view?i=4ca_1448061604

Note: One assumes the guy filming this got sooooo laid afterwards.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 22, 2015 11:20 PM (kdS6q)

5 Fuck 0bama

Posted by: logprof at November 22, 2015 11:21 PM (vsbNu)

6 So its just absolutely awful that a man is allowed a man cave. A single room in the house he gets to decorate and do with whatever he wants. Oh the horror.

Posted by: buzzion at November 22, 2015 11:22 PM (zt+N6)

7 Man caves are not necessarily an escape from women and children. They may be an escape from women and *female* children.

Posted by: logprof at November 22, 2015 11:24 PM (vsbNu)

8 Geez #10. Back to writing.

And those missing guns? 'Mostly peaceful' drug cartels in Mexico?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 22, 2015 11:24 PM (RdT54)

9 >>>Female Student Crybully at SFSU: Your Man Cave is Oppressive<<<



Get back in the kitchen womancave, and make me a sammich!

Posted by: grunting subhuman Moron in a mancave at November 22, 2015 11:24 PM (REdlt)

10 Juicy ONT. Now to open some linky-poos.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 22, 2015 11:25 PM (gyKtp)

11 So its just absolutely awful that a man is allowed a man cave. A single room in the house he gets to decorate and do with whatever he wants. Oh the horror.
Posted by: buzzion at November 22, 2015 11:22 PM (zt+N6)

*****

Such rooms have helped/saved many a marriage. Therefore, the Leftists must see them gone. They are patriarchical and....blah, blah...zzzzzz

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 22, 2015 11:25 PM (xNYi9)

12 Ah yes the Asian pilot name prank. I remember that one weirdo that posted here for a bit, the one that thought shootings happening were faked, but would not admit which ones were, believed that those names were some secret warning message to warn people.

Posted by: buzzion at November 22, 2015 11:25 PM (zt+N6)

13 In before Vic!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a rube in America at November 22, 2015 11:25 PM (+1T7c)

14 Ah, yes. The old Asian pilot name prank.

Posted by: Maxwell Smart at November 22, 2015 11:27 PM (+1T7c)

15 So dam wllowed on the last Ace thread.

Posted by: L, Elle at November 22, 2015 11:27 PM (2x3L+)

16 Nobody tell Bill Nye about ULA's plans to greatly increase the efficiency of its launch vehicles by using an internal combustion engine on the upper stage.

He may shoot himself.

...

On second thought, tell him allllll about it.

Posted by: you give MEs a bad name at November 22, 2015 11:28 PM (76jcv)

17 I recall the local news readers reading off those bogus names, professional as ever. Every one.
Never even occurred to them that it was a prank.
Shows what they use for brains.

Posted by: navybrat at November 22, 2015 11:28 PM (ETxiG)

18 Gave the post the once-over. Looks good, as usual always, Maet.

Before I got back and examine the content more closely, I rush to pass along this vital information for Morons! ('Ettes optional.)

NSFW! Autoblow Balls Beauty Contest, a beauty contest for balls, is being held with the option to enter online by sending in a picture of your best feature guys. You can also vote at the site, and its quite a sight to vote on!

http://bit.ly/1PUDToN

Link goes to Weird Universe (SFW) not the contest. But there is an amusing (SFW) picture there. (And "best feature" is WU's words, not mine!)

Posted by: mindful webworker - not your Vic news at November 22, 2015 11:30 PM (I1MCJ)

19 Poll finds 40% are cool with the government restricting speech that might offend minority groups. Which is dangerously close to a majority.

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It's only going to get worse because multiculturalism demands it. Notice the more ethnically diverse the generation, the more they demand not to be offended. That means the gov't has to step in to keep the peace part of which is restricting what you can and can't say. Multiculturalism doesn't work. At best you end up with a dysfunctional society that barely functions (India, Brazil), a extremely repressive regime (old Yugoslavia, Russian Empire), or a collapsed state (Austro-Hungarian Empire, Roman Empire).

Posted by: WOPR at November 22, 2015 11:30 PM (LTDSy)

20 Man Cave. Didn't they used to call that a "Den?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 22, 2015 11:31 PM (FkBIv)

21 BTW, AdBlock went nuts on the NRO link. It blocked 78 items.

Posted by: WOPR at November 22, 2015 11:32 PM (LTDSy)

22 Daily Mail or mebbe WZ is reporting that a third Paris jihadi also came into Europe as a 'refugee'.

Daily Caller has an interactive map showing the locations of 80 radical mosques in the US as reported by the Clarion Project.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 22, 2015 11:32 PM (gyKtp)

23 Man Cave. Didn't they used to call that a "Den?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 22, 2015
11:31 PM (FkBIv)


Or a study. Calling it a "man cave" is infatalizing men and their spaces.

Posted by: The Political Den at November 22, 2015 11:32 PM (vBeA5)

24 Tie game in the desert with just about a minute to go.

Posted by: logprof at November 22, 2015 11:33 PM (vsbNu)

25 Howdy Howdy.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at November 22, 2015 11:33 PM (Wo9OY)

26 What I did not report in last night's ONT was getting home via tow-truck.


While driving to the venue, there were points at which the speedometer and tach dropped to zero, then returned to usual values. All was cool, we made it, saw the show.....and then the car wouldn't start afterwards. It would start while the starter was going, and even rev, but run-out to zero as soon as the key was returned to the "run" position. So the car was towed to our house.



Initial search responses focused on the fuel pump relay, which I'll have in a couple of days.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 22, 2015 11:34 PM (EzgxV)

27 Sheesh, I really am going to end up being the old guy who owns his house standing on the porch telling kids to get off my lawn.

I mean, they will be Mudlim kids, but still. How thoroughly depressing.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 22, 2015 11:34 PM (xNYi9)

28 Fingerprints Reveal That Two of the Paris Suicide Bombers Entered Europe as Refugees

But you hate and fear women and orphans if you worry about the same thing happening here according to our Asshole-in-Chief.


The open borders nitwits at Reason are saying the same thing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 22, 2015 11:34 PM (kpqmD)

29 **clapping**

I win again today!

**always clapping**

Posted by: Jason Garrett, soul crushing ginger at November 22, 2015 11:34 PM (REdlt)

30 22 BTW, AdBlock went nuts on the NRO link. It blocked 78 items.

Posted by: WOPR at November 22, 2015 11:32 PM (LTDSy)



South Park knows what they're talking about.

Posted by: buzzion at November 22, 2015 11:34 PM (zt+N6)

31 It's as if these men are victimizing themselves and require refuge to revel in their false sense of masculinity.

LOL.


a shrine to big business that has man-cavers nostalgic for a time when they were happy, or actually just drunk, in front of a screen cheering on their favorite billion-dollar sports team

Actually, the billion dollar sports franchise is a fairly new circumstance. It used to be that rich people owned sports teams for fun and didn't make much money off of them. The modern TV contracts are what made sports teams profit centers.

with their once single and similarly childless friends.

With kids such as you one can understand this. They should actually be repenting and asking for forgiveness for inflicting you on the world.



And you're still not welcome in the man-cave, loser.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 22, 2015 11:34 PM (zc3Db)

32 Evenin' everyone.

Tie game in the desert with just about a minute to go.

...and back to the TV I go.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 22, 2015 11:35 PM (YJmuy)

33 What kind of car does an Elder God drive anyway?

Posted by: maybe a Fury? at November 22, 2015 11:35 PM (76jcv)

34 28 Sheesh, I really am going to end up being the old guy who owns his house standing on the porch telling kids to get off my lawn.

I mean, they will be Mudlim kids, but still. How thoroughly depressing.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 22, 2015 11:34 PM (xNYi9)

Turn the sprinklers on 'em. It'll help wash away the bits after they detonate their bomb vests.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 22, 2015 11:36 PM (kpqmD)

35 Jed Babbin says the only good Republican candidate is Jim Gilmore.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 22, 2015 11:36 PM (FkBIv)

36 Brilliant drive by Palmer. Cards may win in regulation.

Posted by: logprof at November 22, 2015 11:36 PM (vsbNu)

37 How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

Just ran into that the other day fixing the neighbor's Mac. Apple's Human Interface Guidelines were a Bible used by everybody for a time (except Microsoft). Now, not so much.

Posted by: t-bird at November 22, 2015 11:37 PM (OLNwX)

38 I don't have a man cave. I have the Cone of Silence.

Posted by: Maxwell Smart at November 22, 2015 11:37 PM (+1T7c)

39 Or a study. Calling it a "man cave" is infatalizing men and their spaces.
Posted by: The Political Den at November 22, 2015 11:32 PM (vBeA5)

*****

I don't think so. I have my space and all is good. It so happens my space is the whole house, but a designated area is pretty far from infantalization.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 22, 2015 11:38 PM (xNYi9)

40 Wow, what a game. Started out sloppy, ended a thriller.

Posted by: logprof at November 22, 2015 11:39 PM (vsbNu)

41 I used to buy things occasionally from eBay. Their developers decided it would be totes cool to follow the Apple model on their Android mobile app. Now it totally sucks, and the Android review page went ballistic. I lost the ability to do the only thing that I used the mobile app for. Saves me money, since I deleted the app.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at November 22, 2015 11:40 PM (0MJkC)

42 That guy is going to get his ass reamed all week for that idiocy on that play.

Posted by: buzzion at November 22, 2015 11:40 PM (zt+N6)

43 The open borders nitwits at Reason are saying the same thing.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016


Securing the border might make pot prices go up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 22, 2015 11:41 PM (FkBIv)

44 The centre official argues since many of those cultures "have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy ... we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves while practising yoga." ...

ROFLMAO! The culture that has lived under the caste system for millenia has been horribly oppressed by the West. Too funny. And if it hadn't been for British colonization (and the introduction of English to India) they wouldn't have gotten 1/100th the work they live off of.

But, as to cultural oppression, I think this old story explains it best, as Charles Napier explained to the Hindu priests:

A story for which Napier is often noted involved Hindu priests complaining to him about the prohibition of Sati by British authorities. This was the custom of burning a widow alive on the funeral pyre of her husband. As first recounted by his brother William, he replied:

Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 22, 2015 11:41 PM (zc3Db)

45 there were points at which the speedometer and tach dropped to zero, then returned to usual values.

That was an alternator when it happened to me.

Posted by: t-bird at November 22, 2015 11:41 PM (OLNwX)

46 *checks Weekly Commenter Standings *

Ok, I can comment this week.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 22, 2015 11:42 PM (ysFo+)

47 Yeah, any woman sniveling about a man cave is a woman who needs to be given a one way ticket to a week long retreat in Antarctica.

Posted by: Fritz at November 22, 2015 11:42 PM (3tjn4)

48 42 That guy is going to get his ass reamed all week for that idiocy on that play.
Posted by: buzzion at November 22, 2015 11:40 PM (zt+N6)

--Stupid, stupid penalty. He made a so-so kick into a gimme.

Posted by: logprof at November 22, 2015 11:42 PM (vsbNu)

49 Phuc Dat Bich is having a hard time convincing Facebook that his name is really his:

http://tinyurl.com/nbgxwpe

(Daily Mail)

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 22, 2015 11:42 PM (gyKtp)

50 A man cave is essentially an emotional sanctuary for men to escape their responsibilities without the interruption of women or children. It's as if these men are victimizing themselves and require refuge to revel in their false sense of masculinity.

Wretched feminist harridans like you have effectively outlawed all other male spaces, so it's the only place left to get away from you shrieking, hateful bitches. Go DIAF.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 22, 2015 11:43 PM (kpqmD)

51 NFL Elbows ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/668466779367182337

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/668466970002526210

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/668467165897490432

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/668467317169217536

Posted by: kbdabear at November 22, 2015 11:43 PM (GrXXa)

52 6 So its just absolutely awful that a man is allowed a man cave. A single room in the house he gets to decorate and do with whatever he wants. Oh the horror.
Posted by: buzzion at November 22, 2015 11:22 PM (zt+N6)

Um, isn't that the garage?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 22, 2015 11:43 PM (D5EAN)

53 Hey everybody.

Watched "Ex Machina" tonight. Hoo boy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 22, 2015 11:43 PM (ntObR)

54 The open borders nitwits at Reason are saying the same thing.


Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016


Yes, but libertarianism is really the key to a better, future America.

If only they were for anything besides screwing, smoking pot, and their navel-gazing sense of liberty.

When the rule of law is kaput, there is no possible liberty. Guess they missed that one.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...not Spartacus at November 22, 2015 11:43 PM (+1T7c)

55 Hey all. Whatsup?

Posted by: Farmer at November 22, 2015 11:44 PM (o/90i)

56 Ever notice how men never want to force their way into women's spaces? No man ever sued to gain membership to some women-only club. It's always the other way around.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 22, 2015 11:45 PM (dvuhZ)

57 33
What kind of car does an Elder God drive anyway?


Posted by: maybe a Fury? at November 22, 2015 11:35 PM (76jcv)

Gotta be a Caddy

Posted by: chemjeff at November 22, 2015 11:45 PM (uZNvH)

58 cthulhu: ...Initial search responses focused on the fuel pump relay, which I'll have in a couple of days.

Hmm. Could it be the same creep who was hacking your ID (or whatever that was) has invaded your vehicle?

o_O

Posted by: mindful webworker - not your Vic news at November 22, 2015 11:45 PM (I1MCJ)

59 More NFL Elbows ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/668467479711105028

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/668467681809424386

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/668467824264765442

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/668467976241176576

Posted by: kbdabear at November 22, 2015 11:46 PM (GrXXa)

60 Um, isn't that the garage?

It gets up to,and occasionally over, 120 F here in the summer time. So, no, the garage is not adequate.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 22, 2015 11:46 PM (YJmuy)

61 Started out sloppy, ended a thriller.
That's what she said!

Posted by: michael scott at November 22, 2015 11:46 PM (xodPA)

62 The Swedish king thing just goes to to prove that you can't take the autocrat out of the aristocrat.

No wonder Sweden is such a mess. I hope the upcoming muzzle majority appropriates his palaces.

Posted by: ChicagoRefugee at November 22, 2015 11:46 PM (YKptU)

63 Bill Nye has a BACHELORS degree. In engineering, not a science.

He isn't qualified to proofread a real scientific paper, let alone expound on matters scientific. He's a big leftist phony.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 22, 2015 11:46 PM (RU5ki)

64 I couldn't believe it, but one of those big radical mosques is right her in SC, a couple counties east of me in York County, close to the NC border. I looked it up and it's some compound called "Holy Islamville". Yeah, that's what they call it. It's run by some Pakistani-extracted nutjob and is said to favor "using violence to purify Islam."

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 22, 2015 11:48 PM (dvuhZ)

65 Exciting day for me tomorrow. I have a long distance client who has me on a retainer; there was an incident involving myself and two of his employees (then four more were Cc'd into the incident), and I have terminated the relationship with the firm. Essentially because one of the employees totally bitch slapped me in front of EIGHT people via email for no good reason, and the boss who addressed it really blew off the situation. Then kept making it worse with every email he sent to me.

On Monday, I get to talk to them as per their request.

They do not know that I don't bluff.

I really don't want to leave. However, they let have a history of siding with their in office people over me, even though I provide them (there are two partners) with executive advice. I just can't allow myself to be humiliated, so I guess it's over.

Any suggestions on how to handle this situation?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 22, 2015 11:48 PM (9JJgN)

66 No wonder Sweden is such a mess. I hope the upcoming muzzle majority appropriates his palaces.



Posted by: Chicago Refugee


Muslims don't need bathtubs!! We need foot baths!

Posted by: Achmed bin Fartin, the future King of Sweden at November 22, 2015 11:48 PM (+1T7c)

67 >>>
56 Ever notice how men never want to force their way into women's spaces? No man ever sued to gain membership to some women-only club. It's always the other way around.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 22, 2015 11:45 PM (dvuhZ)
---
What can I say? I really like men.

Posted by: Emmie at November 22, 2015 11:48 PM (PiNvr)

68 60 Um, isn't that the garage?

It gets up to,and occasionally over, 120 F here in the summer time. So, no, the garage is not adequate.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 22, 2015 11:46


Why the hell do you live on the face of the sun?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 22, 2015 11:48 PM (D5EAN)

69 Bill Nye has a BACHELORS degree. In engineering, not a science.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 22, 2015 11:46 PM (RU5ki)


Heh. You're going to twist some panties into a bunch with that one. Reminds me of an old joke - A mathematician, a physicist and an engineer walk into a bar ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 22, 2015 11:49 PM (zc3Db)

70 Um, isn't that the garage?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at November 22, 2015 11:43 PM (D5EAN)

****

Uummm...no. It is dedicated space, in the house, in my case with 2 rooms and a full bath.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 22, 2015 11:49 PM (xNYi9)

71 In engineering, not a science.

Posted by: Cicero


What do you mean mean 'not science'?

Posted by: Every Engineer at November 22, 2015 11:50 PM (ysFo+)

72 shibumi, good luck, that sounds like a really terrible situation
I wouldn't even know how to give advice on that

Posted by: chemjeff at November 22, 2015 11:51 PM (uZNvH)

73 I'm not one for advocating violence, but someone should walk up to Bill Nye and start twisting his bow tie (in a clockwise rotation) until his head pops off. Then we can send it to ISIS as a soccer ball.

Posted by: Old Blue at November 22, 2015 11:51 PM (9iR5/)

74 In engineering, not a science.
He isn't qualified to proofread a real scientific paper


I don't know, he's done real stuff. It's just that he's lost his mind after being in the entertainment industry for twenty-five years.

Posted by: t-bird at November 22, 2015 11:52 PM (OLNwX)

75 publius: ...No man ever sued to gain membership to some women-only club....

Well, there's those high school boys trying to be allowed in the women's showers, and the like. But they identify as women... allegedly....

Posted by: mindful webworker - identifying as a webworker at November 22, 2015 11:52 PM (I1MCJ)

76 56 Ever notice how men never want to force their way into women's spaces? No man ever sued to gain membership to some women-only club. It's always the other way around.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 22, 2015 11:45 PM (dvuhZ)

Because men, as a group, just want to be able to do their thing in peace, and aren't agenda-driven assholes looking to ruin shit for other people, unlike feminists.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 22, 2015 11:52 PM (kpqmD)

77 Thank you chemjeff.

It is an awful situation that the boss kept making worse and worse; basically he is the one that put me in the position I am in. They say they don't want me to leave, but now... the very least I am asking for is lots more $$$$, and written apologies from both people involved that will go to all EIGHT people that were cc'd on the original email.

Upside to all of it? I'm a 1099 employee, so without their income, I can get those sweet, sweet Obamacare subsidies. WINNING!

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 22, 2015 11:54 PM (9JJgN)

78 Bill Nye has two things; a degree in mechanical engineering, and a bowtie. It is the latter (combined with an effete personality) that have made him the darling of the liberal media.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 22, 2015 11:54 PM (9mTYi)

79 No man ever sued to gain membership to some women-only club.

Are you saying we're not men!? Hold it- that's us saying that. Sometimes. Never mind...

Posted by: Transgenders at November 22, 2015 11:56 PM (OLNwX)

80 75 publius: ...No man ever sued to gain membership to some women-only club....

Well, there's those high school boys trying to be allowed in the women's showers, and the like. But they identify as women... allegedly....
Posted by: mindful webworker - identifying as a webworker at November 22, 2015 11:52 PM (I1MCJ)

Women get boners too, you narrow minded cis-gendered H8R!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at November 22, 2015 11:56 PM (kpqmD)

81 75: That doesn't count. I'm talking normal men and not perverts and weirdos wanting to do weird and perverted things. You remember all the fuss over the men-only clubs where all the big shots and hoity toity types used to go (in the day they all spoke in the Mid-Atlantic accent, I'm sure). The women sued to gain entry, claiming they were being excluded from all the networking that went on and so forth.

Now, consider any similar women's club, somethign like the Ladies Auxiliary of Mayberry. No men ever cared to join with that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 22, 2015 11:56 PM (dvuhZ)

82 56 Ever notice how men never want to force their way into women's
spaces? No man ever sued to gain membership to some women-only club.
It's always the other way around.



Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 22, 2015 11:45 PM (dvuhZ)



Good point. Time to go back to University.



My sorority hazing is going to be EPIC! I'll get video!

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at November 22, 2015 11:56 PM (AC0lD)

83 Apparently if a white person ever does an activity that originated from a non-white group, it's 'cultural appropriation' which is bad, bad, bad and on par with colonization and slavery.

The big selling point from the diversity fetishists has been how these different cultures contribute so much to ours. So if we can't appropriate desirable parts of their culture, just what the fuck is the point of bringing these people here? We have enough angry welfare recipients already, thank you.

Posted by: kbdabear at November 22, 2015 11:57 PM (GrXXa)

84 56
Ever notice how men never want to force their way into women's spaces?
No man ever sued to gain membership to some women-only club. It's always
the other way around.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 22, 2015 11:45 PM (dvuhZ)

We just want the same chances that you've got!*beat*Ok, here's a list of things that have GOT to change.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 22, 2015 11:57 PM (4ErVI)

85 I really don't want to leave. However, they let have
a history of siding with their in office people over me, even though I
provide them (there are two partners) with executive advice. I just
can't allow myself to be humiliated, so I guess it's over.

Any suggestions on how to handle this situation?


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD

Wear your darkest and most severe suit/dress (I recall you're a woman, correct?).

Wear little or no jewelry. If you know a big guy named Guido, have him join you in the meeting and stand at your right shoulder, and have him glare at whoever is giving you crap. Or else a real weasel - faced lawyer. This guy? He's my lawyer.

Say as little as possible. Let them bury themselves.

Oh say, do you mind if I record this meeting on this tape recorder? You know, like for future legal actions?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at November 22, 2015 11:57 PM (+1T7c)

86 Those were good comments from the writers at NRO. I was tempted to go read the whole thing.

Tempted.

Posted by: THDeering at November 22, 2015 11:57 PM (0xHD4)

87 just popping this one down here, you can make your own opinion on it.

Former President of Greenpeace Scientifically Rips Climate Change to Shreds


http://preview.tinyurl.com/p4mzrtc

Posted by: Kindltot at November 22, 2015 11:58 PM (q2o38)

88 Can men join Curves Fitness?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 22, 2015 11:58 PM (FkBIv)

89 Opposition wins Argentine election, ending 'Kirchner era'

http://preview.tinyurl.com/paudd7n

Posted by: Don't Hat for me, Argentina! at November 22, 2015 11:59 PM (vBeA5)

90 Why the hell do you live on the face of the sun?!

Because I have a bright future?

Not buying that one, I see.

Because that's where the jobs are currently.

Unless I want to move to Cali, which I can't afford.

Or Texas where my sister is, and trust me, that's a non-starter. There's a reason we always keep at least one neutral state between us.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 22, 2015 11:59 PM (YJmuy)

91 88
Can men join Curves Fitness?



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 22, 2015 11:58 PM (FkBIv)

You can if you've got tits and a dick.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 22, 2015 11:59 PM (4ErVI)

92 "designs appear to have discarded the science and Apple's own experience in interaction design" Not just Apple. Look at the Windows 8 "Metro" design debacle: it threw out everything everybody knew about GUI design. And what the heck is going on with front-end web design now? The trend in web forms now is giant rectangular buttons with tons of whitespace around them, such that even the simplest forms have to be scrolled to be fully filled out. Chrome took away the g%ddamn elevator buttons on the scrollbars for several months, until they finally returned to their senses and put them back. It's the "art" faction of the design departments overriding the "usability" faction.

Posted by: gp at November 23, 2015 12:00 AM (mk9aG)

93 Happy-ish Sunday Evening, all y'all -

Posted by: Adriane the Temporal Critic ... at November 23, 2015 12:01 AM (jnAIZ)

94 65 Exciting day for me tomorrow. I have a long distance client who has me on a retainer; there was an incident involving myself and two of his employees (then four more were Cc'd into the incident), and I have terminated the relationship with the firm. Essentially because one of the employees totally bitch slapped me in front of EIGHT people via email for no good reason, and the boss who addressed it really blew off the situation. Then kept making it worse with every email he sent to me.

On Monday, I get to talk to them as per their request.

They do not know that I don't bluff.

I really don't want to leave. However, they let have a history of siding with their in office people over me, even though I provide them (there are two partners) with executive advice. I just can't allow myself to be humiliated, so I guess it's over.

Any suggestions on how to handle this situation?
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 22, 2015 11:48 PM (9JJgN)


I would politely remind that the relationship has be terminated and there is nothing more to be discussed. Any further discussions are a waste of your valuable time.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at November 23, 2015 12:02 AM (Z7G74)

95 Blanco Basura at November 22, 2015 11:59 PM (YJmuy)

So don't delay. Act Now!

Posted by: Smashmouth ... at November 23, 2015 12:03 AM (jnAIZ)

96 Men will stop needing mancaves when women stop stenciling demands on the wall like, "Family Comes First!," or "Patience Before Coffee." What a thing to have to endure just to get your cup of joe in the A.M.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 23, 2015 12:03 AM (GzDYP)

97
Initial search responses focused on the fuel pump relay, which I'll have in a couple of days.
Posted by: cthulhu


Could be an anti-theft feature that is confused.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 23, 2015 12:03 AM (l3vZN)

98 Insomniac: Women get boners too, you narrow minded cis-gendered H8R!

What was that line? Maybe Mae West? Something like...

If you're a good girl, you'll get a boner. If you're bad, you'll get lots of them?

Posted by: mindful webworker - identifying as a webworker at November 23, 2015 12:04 AM (I1MCJ)

99 It's the "art" faction of the design departments overriding the "usability" faction.

Did someone say "faction"?: https://youtu.be/L7EkuGCfkYI

Nothing to do with the subject of your post, just felt like putting that out there.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 23, 2015 12:05 AM (YJmuy)

100 I use Apple, Windows and Linux and while the gui's look different, they all provide about the same information about how the system works and I'll take the simplicity of OSX over Windows 10 bizarre choice to make people go back and forth between the new settings and the old.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at November 23, 2015 12:06 AM (nithJ)

101 Posted by: gp at November 23, 2015 12:00 AM (mk9aG)

Ubuntu totally screwed up their desktop when they turned to Unity ... to try and be ultra-cool with a crappy tablet model gui for a friggin desktop. It pissed a ton of people off and a lot left ubuntu over it.

These design gurus seem to be totally unable to understand that a functional desktop need not maintain some level of CPU use but can be very effective, comfortable and attractive with the basic design that it has had for a long time. But, as soon as tablets hit the scene - and I just cannot stand anything about the tablet OSs - the idiots seemed to think that desktops had to become huge tablets, and they even toy with the incredibly stupid idea of desktop touchscreens, which, for anyone who has tried to hold their arm up, reach out and touch a desktop screen quickly realizes that that is not going to be an action they want to do very often. The lack of mice (and certain mouse events) in tablets has been bled over to desktops, which is as retarded as it gets.

As to apple ... I've hated apple since they first came out with the Apple II. They have always been a bunch of egomaniac, control-freak douchbags who like to hold their customers hostage and abuse the shit out of them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 23, 2015 12:06 AM (zc3Db)

102 Mae West learned her famous walk from some drag queen, it is claimed.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 23, 2015 12:06 AM (dvuhZ)

103 Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 22, 2015 11:48 PM (9JJgN)

Ask yourself if they are capable of giving you what it would take to keep working with them. If not, then simply go to the meeting and state that your decision has been made for the reasons given and don't engage with them any further.

But if they can, well then you have some grounds for possible negotiation so long as you already know your walk-away-position.

Posted by: Maetenloch at November 23, 2015 12:09 AM (wqVD1)

104 So don't delay. Act Now!

I went outside without shoes on a summer day once here. Hit the street, went straight for the nearest shadow. Still have a mark on the bottom of my foot from that, and it's been at least ten years.

Might as well be walking on the sun is about right.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 23, 2015 12:10 AM (YJmuy)

105 One and one is two, two and two is four, and five'll get you ten if you play your cards right. -- Mae West, teaching arithmetic to a bunch of catcalling students.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at November 23, 2015 12:10 AM (dvuhZ)

106 As to apple ... I've hated apple since they first came out with the Apple II.

I had a Radio Shack Color Computer back in those days and the Apple people would always look down their nose at me. I've never forgotten it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 23, 2015 12:11 AM (FkBIv)

107 It's the "art" faction of the design departments overriding the "usability" faction.

On a (very) esoteric note of this theme, Paradox Interactive is taking away the board-game-esque "counter" icons, which a lot of gamers love, on the latest version of Hearts of Iron.

They grew so safe-spacey over people criticizing this design choice (on all old versions of Hearts of Iron, you could either choose their stupid retarded Fisher-Price animated sprites as unit representations, or you could choose logical, usable, readable counters), that they banned discussions about it from their forums.

Will I buy Hearts of Iron IV?

Unless someone over there overturns their flexible-wristed art department and allows counters, not bloody likely.

Posted by: form before function rules the world at November 23, 2015 12:11 AM (76jcv)

108 By that token, a man cave is a place where a man devolves into a grunting subhuman that leaves sexist and racist comments on message boards, then furiously masturbates to free porn.


I'm not seeing the problem here.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at November 23, 2015 12:11 AM (9xFD7)

109 Having severe internet troubles so will condense:

1) The "appropriation" crap is just another example of how racist liberals are. After all, it is nothing more than liberals saying "we get to define what you are allowed to do based on your ethnicity." Seriously, how much more racist can you get than that? This is also exactly what they do when they hurl racist attacks at Clarence Thomas, Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, etc.

They declare themselves arbiters of what people are allowed to do based on genetics. Utter, gutter bigotry.

2) The "Man Cave" thing is I think a little bit of infantilization because of the "primitive caveman" stereotype. The phenomenon came back because, on average, in couples, women end up designing the interior of the house, usually in a way that men wouldn't.

3) The whole refugee propaganda situation is just classic liberal tactics - say whatever you think will advance your position and offend your opponent, without regard for reality, and say it loudly enough to make it look like a majority opinion, and hopefully no one will want to deal with your hysterical shit, so when they all leave you can declare yourself winner.

Essentially the temper tantrum theory of politics. Works scary well, and explains why all politics is essentially a temper tantrum. No one would ever hear of William F. Buckely if he were starting now, because he so rarely shouted, screamed, and told hysterical lies.

(looks up) Okay, enough wall of text.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 23, 2015 12:12 AM (bLnSU)

110 Posted by: shibumi

Wow. Um, I'm not sure if any here can help much at this late juncture.

That said, Maet's comment is worthwhile.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 23, 2015 12:14 AM (ysFo+)

111 Out: William F. Buckley, Jr.
In: Donald J. Trump

*sob*

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:14 AM (uZNvH)

112 Reading the news out of Brussels, it occurred to me that these guys the government is hunting are probably used to, and experienced with, these types of police actions.

Coming from the part of the world where governments routinely hunt down enemies of the state, these jihadis are vulnerable only when they are isolated from a sympathetic population who will hide them.

Of course, this goes back to the days of the Christians hiding from, ok who where they hiding from, Romans who put them in front of the lions for entertainment.

I guess that is pretty obvious to everyone, except a few in the democrat party leadership. Unless it is obvious to them too, and they have different reasons for importing a population who would be sympathetic to holy warriors on jihad.

But what do I know?

Posted by: THDeering at November 23, 2015 12:15 AM (0xHD4)

113 Cruz is like Buckley but with swagger.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:16 AM (uZNvH)

114 Out: William F. Buckley, Jr.
In: Donald J. Trump

*sob*
Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:14 AM (uZNvH)

*******

Which candidate, by name, do you support?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 23, 2015 12:16 AM (xNYi9)

115 I use desktop touchscreens (from that brief period when I had money), but the thing is it's best for *occasional use*.

It's great to be able to quickly manipulate things in a certain way without the KB+M, especially when it's one of multiple computers being used - but as they learned at Xerox PARC in the 80s, doing it for any length of time defies biological geometry.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 23, 2015 12:16 AM (bLnSU)

116 I had a Radio Shack Color Computer back in those days and the Apple people would always look down their nose at me. I've never forgotten it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 23, 2015 12:11 AM (FkBIv)


They paid 6 times as much for that privilege And the apple pricks never stopped. It was really a shame apple didn't finally bite it under the Pepsi guy.

It's funny that the apple pricks have always hated microsoft and made such complaints about them. I have always told people that apple was far worse than microsoft ever could be. Apple kept control of the hardware AND the software and never licensed anything out. This should have done the company in ... but you can never underestimate the number of leftist schmucks who like to be abused by some arrogant prick.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 23, 2015 12:17 AM (zc3Db)

117 Cruz

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:17 AM (uZNvH)

118 I don't think having a cave necessarily means you're a primitive caveman.

Posted by: Batman at November 23, 2015 12:18 AM (REdlt)

119 Hat, this is the Buenos Aires English newspaper site with all the ground-level talk about the elections

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2015 12:18 AM (q2o38)

120 About the Alamo story:

"Emphasizing the heroism of white Anglo-Texans and their dedication to
ideals of freedom (and disregarding the contribution of Mexicans
fighting for Texas in the 1830s) thus served to comfort Anglo-Texans in their struggles with Modernity,
when they, like the Japanese during the Meiji Restauration, feared to
lose their traditional identities amidst the social changes that were
occurring in Texas during that time."

In the Republic of Texas (est. 2030), we'll be kicking more people out than we let in. Sorry, that's the law.

Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 12:19 AM (CbGSW)

121 _Cruz.


Posted by: Ralph at November 23, 2015 12:19 AM (j8uQ3)

122 Ubuntu totally screwed up their desktop when they turned to Unity ... to try and be ultra-cool with a crappy tablet model gui for a friggin desktop. It pissed a ton of people off and a lot left ubuntu over it.

These design gurus seem to be totally unable to understand that a functional desktop need not maintain some level of CPU use but can be very effective, comfortable and attractive with the basic design that it has had for a long time. But, as soon as tablets hit the scene - and I just cannot stand anything about the tablet OSs - the idiots seemed to think that desktops had to become huge tablets, and they even toy with the incredibly stupid idea of desktop touchscreens, which, for anyone who has tried to hold their arm up, reach out and touch a desktop screen quickly realizes that that is not going to be an action they want to do very often. The lack of mice (and certain mouse events) in tablets has been bled over to desktops, which is as retarded as it gets.

As to apple ... I've hated apple since they first came out with the Apple II. They have always been a bunch of egomaniac, control-freak douchbags who like to hold their customers hostage and abuse the shit out of them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 23, 2015 12:06 AM (zc3Db)


I wand flexibility and customizability in my GUI. I like to have certain things in certain places, since I'm a very spacial person.

I loved the original GNOME desktop, for example, but version three eliminated a tastbar and it was impossible to minimize a window.

I also hate the fact that, in addition to limited changability to a desktop, a lot of what they do allow is so burried as to be almost inaccessable.

A proper interface should allow people to make it work for them, not to make people work for some schmucks astetic tastes.

Posted by: The Digital Hat at November 23, 2015 12:20 AM (vBeA5)

123 Cruz
Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:17 AM (uZNvH)

****

Cool. Then tell him to start working it, cuz Trump is kicking his ass by working it hard.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 23, 2015 12:20 AM (xNYi9)

124 C'mon, Buckley was a force for good, but he let himself be baited by a lightweight like Vidal.

Gore Vidal, FFS!

Posted by: lighter loafers do not exist at November 23, 2015 12:20 AM (76jcv)

125 MWNP do you consider yourself to be a conservative?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:22 AM (uZNvH)

126 In the Republic of Texas (est. 2030), we'll be kicking more people out than we let in. Sorry, that's the law.

Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 12:19 AM (CbGSW)


Horrible idea to kick them out. A trebuchet is far more economical, and fun, way to do it.

Posted by: Pull!!! at November 23, 2015 12:23 AM (vBeA5)

127 Posted by: The Digital Hat at November 23, 2015 12:20 AM (vBeA5)

Yep. I use xfce, now. I have no need for anything fancy on the desktop, don't like burning processor power on silly things like rounded edges and windows effects.

I like my desktop but I still haven't taken Untiy out (since there are some other applications that seem to break when you do that), which is pretty annoying. And that stupid zeitgeist crap really bothers the shit out of me. I'm probably going to be moving to straight Debian, soon. The hassles with ubuntu have reached a point of diminishing returns on the OS, now.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 23, 2015 12:24 AM (zc3Db)

128 Fun to have some time on the ONT, but I'm done with my evening beverage, and tomorrow morning we're going to the neighbor's daughter's funeral. So, gotta go.

You know when Jesus was talking to the apostles about the Father's "many mansions," and how he was going "to prepare a place" - I always liked how he added the simple assurance, if it were not so, I would not have told you.

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - heading for horizontality at November 23, 2015 12:25 AM (I1MCJ)

129 A trebuchet is far more economical, and fun, way to do it.

You've been watching Pumpkin Chunking again, haven't you ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at November 23, 2015 12:25 AM (jnAIZ)

130 Ubuntu totally screwed up their desktop when they turned to Unity ... to try and be ultra-cool with a crappy tablet model gui for a friggin desktop. It pissed a ton of people off and a lot left ubuntu over it.

I actually like Unity and never really understood the anger over it, the privacy concerns over the deal with Amazon sure, but the design itself of Unity is nice and functional.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at November 23, 2015 12:25 AM (nithJ)

131 MWNP do you consider yourself to be a conservative?
Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:22 AM (uZNvH)

******

I am to the far right of Reagan.

I am a Constitutionalist who identifies with Conservatives, for now.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 23, 2015 12:26 AM (xNYi9)

132 Tres bien, trebuchet.


Posted by: Ralph at November 23, 2015 12:26 AM (j8uQ3)

133 Posted by: mindful webworker - heading for horizontality at November 23, 2015 12:25 AM (I1MCJ)

nobody should have to bury their child.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 23, 2015 12:27 AM (bLnSU)

134
Horrible idea to kick them out. A trebuchet is far more economical, and fun, way to do it.

Posted by: Pull!!! at November 23, 2015 12:23 AM (vBeA5)

_________________________________
No need to go all Islamic on the ferners. Just ask the leave politely and then make sure that they do, politely.

Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 12:27 AM (CbGSW)

135 OMG. The horde is filled with amazing advice.

@85
Bossy Conservative: EXCELLENT advice, but we're in different states, so it will be a phone call. However, I will keep that in mind. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of bringing 'muscle' with me. And taping. Excellent.

@94
Ashley Judd's...: You are AWESOME, and, IMHO, have balls of steel.

@103
Maet: You've kind of hit on the place where I am. I can live without them, but I do enjoy working with them and actually like them but they've crossed the Rubicon. I plan to do lots of listening and not say much. We'll see...

@110
Weft: Thank you for weighing in on Maet's response.

Thank you all for your thoughts. Much of the situation has been caused by said boss, who made things much worse, and the fact that the employee who bitchslapped me has no idea what I do for the firm. I don't care about that, but I do have this thing called "self respect" and can't let this pass.


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 23, 2015 12:28 AM (9JJgN)

136 33 What kind of car does an Elder God drive anyway?

Posted by: maybe a Fury? at November 22, 2015 11:35 PM (76jcv)



1994 Honda Accord Wagon. With a 5-speed stick.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

137 I pretty much loathed Unity. It would break far too often and then your whole desktop was screwed.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:28 AM (uZNvH)

138 ChemJeff,
I see Cruz only in your comment. Cruz is my first choice.


I'm going to sleep in minutes.

Please continue to pray for my friend Gayle, she has stage 4 Brain cancer & had surgery to remove golf ball sized tumor November 12 & has 2 weeks to recover from it & 42 days of chemo & radiation every single day.
Thank you, Horde!
Carol

Posted by: Carol at November 23, 2015 12:29 AM (sj3Ax)

139 136
33 What kind of car does an Elder God drive anyway?



Posted by: maybe a Fury? at November 22, 2015 11:35 PM (76jcv)







1994 Honda Accord Wagon. With a 5-speed stick.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

Don't forget the custom "Smite" feature

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:29 AM (uZNvH)

140 Carol I'm not a very religious person but I will keep Gayle in my thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery for her, and also for rest for you

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:30 AM (uZNvH)

141 I actually like Unity and never really understood the anger over it, the privacy concerns over the deal with Amazon sure, but the design itself of Unity is nice and functional.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at November 23, 2015 12:25 AM (nithJ)


So, it's your fault!!

I would not shed a tear if every developer who worked on Unity were to find himself dropped naked in the middle of Damascus with goat horns crazy-glued to his head.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 23, 2015 12:30 AM (zc3Db)

142 Ah, Cthulhu, I had the 1980 hatchback. I miss it. Badly.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2015 12:31 AM (q2o38)

143 Man Cave. Didn't they used to call that a "Den?"



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 22, 2015 11:31 PM (FkBIv)


Or a "shop". Stuff occasionally gets done in mine, allegedly, anyway. I snagged me an old cafeteria milk cooler, the kind that holds 2 of those 4-gallon cardboard-cased milk bladders. It will make an awesome beer cooler when Summer rolls around.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2015 12:32 AM (7MWCL)

144 I am to the far right of Reagan.



I am a Constitutionalist who identifies with Conservatives, for now.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 23, 2015 12:26 AM (xNYi9)

Do you think Trump is a Constitutionalist?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:32 AM (uZNvH)

145 1994 Honda Accord Wagon. With a 5-speed stick.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

Don't forget the custom "Smite" feature

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:29 AM (uZNvH)


Does it look like this:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/phavo86

Posted by: The Ita Hat at November 23, 2015 12:32 AM (vBeA5)

146 shibumi, good luck to you, but at the same time your note really drives me crazy.

Seems like no matter where I've worked, I've always gotten next to no respect at all, and have never had any leverage.

I do keep telling myself that the next time I find myself in a bad situation at work, I'm going to make sure I know ALL of my rights and be willing to hurt people's feelings if that's what it takes. Part of my problem is that I *always* want to be everyone's friend. That shit has gotta stop on my part.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 12:32 AM (ntObR)

147 Oh, and I have a great story for everyone tonight about what happened to me IRL really late last night.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 12:32 AM (ntObR)

148 The reviews on Steam for Assassin's Creed Syndicate seem to indicate that Ubisoft learned their lesson on Unity and it is actually a functional game on PC. That's good, since I got it for free with a new video card.

Posted by: buzzion at November 23, 2015 12:33 AM (zt+N6)

149 @7 Man caves are not necessarily an escape from women and children. They may be an escape from women and *female* children.
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Some female children may even be welcome, depending on the particular child in question.

Posted by: junior at November 23, 2015 12:33 AM (PVi+Q)

150 I'm a constitutionalist tooooo! WAAAAAY before Trump was a Republican!

Posted by: John Kasich at November 23, 2015 12:34 AM (CbGSW)

151 buzzion, LOL.

You know you're a tough customer when you threaten to return something free. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 12:34 AM (ntObR)

152 Does it look like this:



http://preview.tinyurl.com/phavo86

Posted by: The Ita Hat at November 23, 2015 12:32 AM (vBeA5)

Holy cow that's a scary looking Honda

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:34 AM (uZNvH)

153 65 Exciting day for me tomorrow. I have a long distance client who has me on a retainer; there was an incident involving myself and two of his employees (then four more were Cc'd into the incident), and I have terminated the relationship with the firm. Essentially because one of the employees totally bitch slapped me in front of EIGHT people via email for no good reason, and the boss who addressed it really blew off the situation. Then kept making it worse with every email he sent to me.

On Monday, I get to talk to them as per their request.

They do not know that I don't bluff.

I really don't want to leave. However, they let have a history of siding with their in office people over me, even though I provide them (there are two partners) with executive advice. I just can't allow myself to be humiliated, so I guess it's over.

Any suggestions on how to handle this situation?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 22, 2015 11:48 PM (9JJgN)




If you double your rates and lose 1/3 of your clients, you'll be working 2/3 as hard and making 33% more money.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:34 AM (EzgxV)

154 qdpsteve, what's the story?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:34 AM (uZNvH)

155 Former President of Greenpeace Scientifically Rips Climate Change to Shreds

http://preview.tinyurl.com/p4mzrtc
Posted by: Kindltot
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One hell of an address. Thnx for the link.

*thinks back to the current Greenpeace President repeating endlessly, "We accept the judgement of 97% of scientists..." *

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 23, 2015 12:35 AM (9mTYi)

156 Another bang-up job on the ONT Maet. Thanks!

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 23, 2015 12:36 AM (9mTYi)

157 137 I pretty much loathed Unity. It would break far too often and then your whole desktop was screwed.
Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:28 AM (uZNvH)


I liked whatever they had before Unity. It worked for me and didn't get in the way. But then the UI developers across multiple OSes started going to seminars where they were told the interface for a desktop and for a mobile/tablet device MUST BE THE SAME. So they proceeded to make them nearly the same - mostly by degrading the experience on a desktop system.

Hey dumbasses I actually have a mouse on my desktop - hows about you make it so I can do 95+% of what I need to do without having to type or do some oddball gesture - you know just like it was before you 'improved' the interface.

Posted by: Maetenloch at November 23, 2015 12:36 AM (wqVD1)

158 Do you think Trump is a Constitutionalist?
Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:32 AM (uZNvH)

****

No. I think he is a Pro American loyalist who loves this Country.

Is Cruz the same? Sure. Does he have to kneel to CoC gods for cash for his campaign? You betcha.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 23, 2015 12:36 AM (xNYi9)

159 156
Depuis deux jours, la ville de Bruxelles est en état d'alerte maximale.
Ce dimanche soir, différentes opérations sont en cours, indique la
police fédérale.

Posted by: Orly at November 23, 2015 12:35 AM (Bqfoe)

________________________________________
Weird thing is I actually got the gist of that and I failed Spanish II.

Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 12:36 AM (CbGSW)

160 1994 Honda Accord Wagon. With a 5-speed stick.

Niiice. Like to see an Old One, or anyone, still row his (or her! ... knew a busty Indian engineer babe who insisted on a manual ... so hot ... wait, where was I ...) own.

Posted by: I think had a point here somewhere at November 23, 2015 12:37 AM (76jcv)

161 Initial search responses focused on the fuel pump relay, which I'll have in a couple of days.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 22, 2015 11:34 PM (EzgxV)


Don't fail to consider that the ignition switch itself may have failed in the "run" function. I replaced one a month ago in one of my cars for just that fault. Also consider what signals the fuel pump relay "looks for". Commonly it needs to see a tach signal from the ignition system, or an indication of oil pressure. Idea being that the fuel pump will shut down if the engine ceases to run, so it doesn't feed an engine-room fire in the event of a wreck. Does the tach indicate RPM while the engine is run on the starter?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2015 12:37 AM (7MWCL)

162
*wonders if Misanthropic's computer is frozen, I mean literally frozen*

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 23, 2015 12:37 AM (9mTYi)

163 Since we no longer seem to have a gaming thread these days...


I found out the other day that Final Fantasy XI is winding down. The last storyline was finished earlier this month. PS2 and X-Box 360 support for the game will end in March of next year (PS2 support outside of Japan ended a while back). But PC support will continue. The developers just won't be releasing any new content.

Oddly enough, that's not the end of Final Fantasy XI's setting of Vana'diel. The setting has already been incorporated into a mobile game called 'Final Fantasy Grandmasters', which uses chibi-fied characters, and is only available in Japan. Further, Square-Enix has negotiated with Korean mobile game company Nexon to release Final Fantasy XI on mobile devices sometime next year. Little is known about the release other than the fact that it will apparently be free to play.

The game had a good run (13 years, I think). It's SE's most profitable Final Fantasy game to date. But the player base has slowly dwindled away, much of it transferring to the newer MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV.

Posted by: junior at November 23, 2015 12:39 AM (PVi+Q)

164
If you want to find out if you have a fuel delivery problem simply spray throttle body cleaner into the part of the air filter housing that attaches to the throttle body. If it tries to start when you crank it then your problem is fuel delivery.
If it runs in start but not in run it's not the relay. Prob bad switch.
Bad relay wouldn't cause the dash issues
No check engine light???

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 12:39 AM (LAliD)

165 Seems like no matter where I've worked, I've always gotten next to no respect at all, and have never had any leverage.



I do keep telling myself that the next time I find myself in a bad
situation at work, I'm going to make sure I know ALL of my rights and be
willing to hurt people's feelings if that's what it takes. Part of my
problem is that I *always* want to be everyone's friend. That shit has
gotta stop on my part.
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Trust me qdpsteve, I know where you're coming from. My best friend is very much like you; part of it stems from her being too nice. As bizarre as it sounds, I think that people will treat you differently if you are, when the situation calls for it, "bitchy." People who have a bit of a temper or an edge seem to be more well thought of. Makes no sense to me, but that's what I've observed.

Here's another point: I am self employed. I can walk away from this with less money, but that is all. Not losing a 401k, vacation time, comp time, or medical. I can get other clients. That makes it somewhat easier to leave. Do I want to? No. I like the money, the work is easy and generally I enjoy working with them. But if I don't stand up for myself, who will?

No one.

Sometimes you have to take the grenade in your hand, and be ready to pull the pin, throw it and run. I HATE that I am in this position, but it is not of my making.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 23, 2015 12:41 AM (9JJgN)

166
1994 Honda Accord Wagon. With a 5-speed stick.
Almost always main relay under dash

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 12:42 AM (LAliD)

167 If you double your rates and lose 1/3 of your clients, you'll be working 2/3 as hard and making 33% more money.

Posted by: cthulhu


You can probably apply the 80/20 rule.

80% of your revenue/profits comes from 20% of your customers/clients.

Either jettison the bottom 30-50%, or start charging them a LOT more. Charging them more will likely drive them away. Feature or bug?

Very likely, your are losing money on them, because they will take up a disproportionate amount of your time for the actual return.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at November 23, 2015 12:44 AM (+1T7c)

168 So, it's your fault!!

Heh, I should probably admit that I actually use mint cinnamon, not unity.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at November 23, 2015 12:44 AM (nithJ)

169
"I do keep telling myself that the next time I find myself in a bad
situation at work, I'm going to make sure I know ALL of my rights and be
willing to hurt people's feelings if that's what it takes. Part of my
problem is that I *always* want to be everyone's friend. That shit has
gotta stop on my part."
You gotta quit expecting fairness or justice. It's a game with rules that you can learn and use to protect yourself. Coworkers are not your friends.
It's the reason aspies are super-talented and qualified but fail at work.

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 12:45 AM (LAliD)

170 chemjeff, LOL. Will try to keep it short...

I admit it: I live with my Mom, but it turns out it's a good arrangement for us. She's 76 and needs my help keeping up the house and running errands, and I admit I'm not earning enough to live anywhere decent other than her house, so that's how it is for me.

Anyway. We have a very comfy recliner chair in the living room, in front of the TV and also *very* close to the front door. I like to go to bed at night in it with the TV on, then around 3 or 4am I usually wake up, turn the TV off, and move to my own bed.

Meanwhile, I have a sister who, although I can't prove it at all, IMHO has a drinking problem. *On top of that*, her marriage is a complete shambles, even while they have two kids, my 10-year-old niece and 14-year-old nephew. They refuse to split as they're basically in a Mexican standoff with the kids; i.e., "I'll move out of this house (they have their own place nearby) ONLY if I can take the kids." Of course neither one will.

So in the meantime, my sister isn't letting pesky facts like being legally married keep her from dating and sleeping with other guys. She just tries to keep it from her husband (who knows) and the kids.

Okay, sigh, whatever. Except that last night, I hear a commotion in the front yard and determine it's my sister. In the past when my sis and her husband have fought, she's been known to show up at our house in the middle of the night with the kids, to get away from him. Not a horrible strategy.

Except *this* time, last night, she wasn't with the kids. She was with her new boyfriend, and far more giddy than I've seen her in years. They want to come in. So I let 'em in. It's 3:08 am and my Mom is in her bedroom in the back of the house BTW, snoring away, no knowledge of what's happening whatsoever.

My sister seemed a bit drunk as well. Not slobbering, but... happier than she usually is. "This is where I grew up," she tells this guy, who didn't seem like a complete hoodlum but was tatted up and tough-looking.

Well, then she took "Robert" into her old bedroom, which is next to my Mom's, closed the door, and... I could actually hear them from my perch in the living room, doing the nasty.

They were done an hour later and left. My sister said to me (still sitting in the living room rocker) right before they left, "thank you," as if to indicate she was happy I wasn't giving her a hard time about what was going on. Again, my mom was still asleep.

So, talk about *awkward.* And THANK GOD I was there. Who knows what this guy, and I have *no idea* how well my sister knows him, would have tried to get away with if I hadn't been there. Maybe "borrow" the HD TV on the way out?? And if my mom had gotten up and found a strange man in the house... OMG.

So anyway. I spoke to my other, far more sane bro-in-law (the one who's married to my other saner sister), and he thinks it's time for some kind of an intervention. Frankly I agree.

Unfortunately my sister does NOT play well with anyone who approaches her in even the slightest wrong way with criticism, and she's threatened me and my mom before with not being able to see my niece and nephew (my Mom's grandchildren) when she gets really pissed off.

Sigh. Sad, awkward, out of control. And sorry for the wall of text but I wanted to provide context for the situation. Of course any advice is appreciated.

Okay, end of long story.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 12:46 AM (ntObR)

171 Check for spark by inserting a #2 phillips into a spark plug boot and holding it about 3/4" away from a good ground while cranking. Should give a blue arc

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 12:47 AM (LAliD)

172 145 1994 Honda Accord Wagon. With a 5-speed stick.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

Don't forget the custom "Smite" feature

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:29 AM (uZNvH)

Does it look like this:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/phavo86

Posted by: The Ita Hat at November 23, 2015 12:32 AM (vBeA5)




No, I got it repainted in in "CHP Ignore-Me Beige".

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:49 AM (EzgxV)

173 qdpsteve that is very sad, especially for the kids

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:50 AM (uZNvH)

174 170 Protect the weak and innocent. Your sister's a f'n idiot. The energy she's spending fvcking strangers is supposed to be spent on her children.

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 12:50 AM (LAliD)

175 chemjeff, yep. I worry what kind of message they're getting about relationships and marriage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 12:50 AM (ntObR)

176
If you double your rates and lose 1/3 of your clients, you'll be working 2/3 as hard and making 33% more money.


Posted by: cthulhu

You can probably apply the 80/20 rule.

80% of your revenue/profits comes from 20% of your customers/clients.

Either
jettison the bottom 30-50%, or start charging them a LOT more. Charging
them more will likely drive them away. Feature or bug?

Very
likely, your are losing money on them, because they will take up a
disproportionate amount of your time for the actual return.

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OMG.

I have now copied this into a Word file entitled "freelance advice."

The horde is WINNING tonight.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 23, 2015 12:50 AM (9JJgN)

177 MAx, agreed 100%.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 12:51 AM (ntObR)

178 Re the beer goggle girl. They say there is no such thing as bad sex; that some is just better than others. True or false? Discuss.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at November 23, 2015 12:51 AM (7B4/1)

179 @116 It's funny that the apple pricks have always hated microsoft and made such complaints about them. I have always told people that apple was far worse than microsoft ever could be. Apple kept control of the hardware AND the software and never licensed anything out. This should have done the company in ... but you can never underestimate the number of leftist schmucks who like to be abused by some arrogant prick.
------------------

Remember the "I'm a PC, I'm a Mac" ads? You were supposed to think the PC guy was an idiot. But I always thought that the Mac guy was an unlikeably smug twerp.


Rooster Teeth (i.e. the people who do the Red vs Blue machinima series) spoofed those ads with "PC Gamer vs Mac Gamer" ad.

Posted by: junior at November 23, 2015 12:52 AM (PVi+Q)

180 qdpsteve seems like an intervention would only work if Mom is up for it, is she?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 12:52 AM (uZNvH)

181 161 Initial search responses focused on the fuel pump relay, which I'll have in a couple of days.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 22, 2015 11:34 PM (EzgxV)


Don't fail to consider that the ignition switch itself may have failed in the "run" function. I replaced one a month ago in one of my cars for just that fault. Also consider what signals the fuel pump relay "looks for". Commonly it needs to see a tach signal from the ignition system, or an indication of oil pressure. Idea being that the fuel pump will shut down if the engine ceases to run, so it doesn't feed an engine-room fire in the event of a wreck. Does the tach indicate RPM while the engine is run on the starter?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2015 12:37 AM (7MWCL)




Everything looks normal until I turn the key back to "run". I will be researching your suggestion.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:53 AM (EzgxV)

182 Horde, total topic change:



Am I too OLD to figure out how to use Uber? I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 and am able to set my home location, but can't get any further (like, choose car type / set a destination / schedule a Monday night ride.)

Posted by: Steck at November 23, 2015 12:54 AM (ibSYs)

183 Former President of Greenpeace Scientifically Rips Climate Change to Shreds
*Rant on*
Please to be explaining to me why I should believe a person (I won't even call him a scientist, Michael Mann) who cherry picked his data, completely ignored the Medieval and Roman Warm periods, ignored the Little Ice Age to come to his hockey stick conclusion.
And why should I trust a scientist, Phil Jones of East Anglia University, when he destroys his data so that other scientists cannot confirm or support his hypothesis.
And why should I trust a government agency who adjusts temperature data, then destroys the raw data so that other scientists cannot confirm or support their data. (Looking at you NASA and NOAA)
And why should I believe a half rate politician who stands to make billions on this made up crap? (Al Goracle and his six Chakras)
And why should I trust a UN organization whose spokesperson came out and stated that Gorbull Enwarmening wasn't even the issue, it was to destroy capitalism around the globe.
Why should I trust the judicial system when the NY Attorney General (A Clinton operative) decides to investigate Exxon/Mobile for anti global enwarmening statements, suspiciously right after that same company decides to not contribute to the Clinton Foundation.
Color me shocked.
*Rant Off*


Posted by: Old Blue at November 23, 2015 12:54 AM (9iR5/)

184 "When the rule of law is kaput, there is no possible liberty."

THIS

Posted by: bill-o at November 23, 2015 12:55 AM (AWwDY)

185 I snagged me an old cafeteria milk cooler, the kind that holds 2 of those 4-gallon cardboard-cased milk bladders. It will make an awesome beer cooler when Summer rolls around.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Ungh. Bad memory. As a lowly E-2 I once pulled KP at a consolidated mess which had FOUR of those. I kept count, and humped 45 of those milk containers that day. Let's see, 45 x 4 x 8 = 1,440 lbs of milk. Good times, good times.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 23, 2015 12:55 AM (9mTYi)

186 I worked for a physician as his business manager. We had to see 40 patients a day to make a decent profit. He had to take on a large staff to make that happen.

After much heartache and 15 hour days, it finally dawned on him that he could actually make more money by cutting half of his patients and asking the other 50% to pay him a monthly or annual fee to care for them.

Also, we stopped seeing anyone with Medicare/Medicaid. Of that 50%, 60% decided to take the offer.

Instead of officing out of a strip center, he had his office downstairs and his living space upstairs

And then he fulfilled his lifelong dream of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and banging ladyboys in Thailand.

Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 12:56 AM (CbGSW)

187 Am I too OLD to figure out how to use Uber? I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 and am able to set my home location, but can't get any further (like, choose car type / set a destination / schedule a Monday night ride.)
Posted by: Steck at November 23, 2015 12:54 AM (ibSYs)

*****

Are you trying to drive for them or use them for rides?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 23, 2015 12:56 AM (xNYi9)

188 chemjeff, yes and no, but my mom is in an emotionally and physically fragile state as it is.

Per me and my saner bro-in-law, we're thinking of:

1. Have a game plan for the next time it's 3am and she wants to get horizontal with a stranger. I'm thinking, tell my sister (a) my Mom is awake, so she'll know what's going on, which my sis wouldn't like, and (b), my Mom is sick on top of that to boot. Hopefully that would convince her and whatever guy she's with to move on to a cheap motel room or just go nuts in the car (I know she's done guys in her car too).

2. Me personally talking heart-to-heart with my sister. For some reason she takes mild criticism better from me, especially when I can stress to her it's not based on what my Mom wanted her to hear, and if I stress the awkwardness of the situation rather than the morality, IMHO my sister is far more likely to 'get it.'

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 12:57 AM (ntObR)

189 But an actual attack on US soil would, on an emotional level, demand
that we "do something" - something that would already have been rejected
as unworkable or counterproductive.


Do anything you want! Our response will be ... nothing!

Posted by: TFG is such a genius, just ask him at November 23, 2015 12:57 AM (76jcv)

190 164
If you want to find out if you have a fuel delivery problem simply spray throttle body cleaner into the part of the air filter housing that attaches to the throttle body. If it tries to start when you crank it then your problem is fuel delivery.
If it runs in start but not in run it's not the relay. Prob bad switch.
Bad relay wouldn't cause the dash issues
No check engine light???

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 12:39 AM (LAliD)




Fuel injection under a shroud -- which leads to trying to logic things without direct observation. I'm not ignoring you or denigrating your advice, I'm trying to work outside the shroud before I dig in.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

191 Re trimming the bottom clientele out. It makes sense until you realize the smaller clients provide the basis for steady cash flow. But, yeah I would raise rates to get the high maintenance/low return customer out of the equation. I just went through that process this year and I am feeling much more sane.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at November 23, 2015 12:59 AM (7B4/1)

192 Everything looks normal until I turn the key back to "run". I will be researching your suggestion.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:53 AM (EzgxV)


MAx's suggestion about the main relay under the dash is worthy, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2015 12:59 AM (7MWCL)

193 *poof*

Lol

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 23, 2015 12:59 AM (xNYi9)

194 And then he fulfilled his lifelong dream of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and banging ladyboys in Thailand.


Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 12:56 A
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That was a really good economics story until the end, when it took that unexpected turn...

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 23, 2015 01:00 AM (9JJgN)

195 But ooo those Republicans! All that popping off!

Posted by: TFG - Buy my new book "How to Look Like A Retard, And Act Like One Too" at November 23, 2015 01:01 AM (76jcv)

196 Heh. He said "ass-aching stupidity."

Posted by: Signal I at November 23, 2015 01:01 AM (yODqO)

197 166
1994 Honda Accord Wagon. With a 5-speed stick.
Almost always main relay under dash

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 12:42 AM (LAliD)



Dash currently partially disassembled to replace fuel pump relay (brown connector); very willing to replace "main relay" if you give me better ID on it.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 01:01 AM (EzgxV)

198 190 No, just take the lid off the air filter housing and spray inside there where it goes to the throttle body

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 01:02 AM (LAliD)

199 qdpsteve, I don't know what to say, it all sounds pretty twisted and awful

All I know about interventions is from that TV show and on the show, it never works unless the entire family is united, if that is not the case, it won't work

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 01:03 AM (uZNvH)

200 Re Mac version PC. I used to be agnostic until I got my first Mac device. I loved the form and design, but it was pretty buggy and prone to not playing nice with multiple programs open. In the end it was no worth giving up software autonomy.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at November 23, 2015 01:04 AM (7B4/1)

201 Do yourself a huge favor and check out the youtube: http://tinyurl.com/oneqj96google "1994 accord main relay"

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 01:05 AM (LAliD)

202 chemjeff, yeah, true, thanks for the empathy.

Probably what will work best isn't an intervention, just the two steps I outlined above.

Unfortunately this same sister is notoriously stubborn. I doubt she'll change her ways until either something bad happens, or the kids are grown and she and the BIL can finally get divorced.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:06 AM (ntObR)

203
What a great day at AoSHQ. A great book thread, a great gun thread, food, football, and the nightcap ONT.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 23, 2015 01:06 AM (9mTYi)

204 Well, I have to call it a night. I am at work, and there is work to be done, Then I need to get some sleep. Drove 11.5 hours yesterday, got in here at 0230 hr, and have been up since 0830. Got to crash for a few hours.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2015 01:06 AM (7MWCL)

205 Obama's problem (among many) isn't that his "don't do stupid shit" policy misses that inaction is a choice.

His problem is that what he says and what he does have virtually nothing to do with each other.

He talks a good game about reasonable discussion and not demonizing opponents in his college and Asian economic discussions recently, on the same days that he demonized his opponents and ignored what they were actually saying in favor of propagandizing at them, *about* them, dishonestly.

So, he *does* do stupid shit, he just insists that he doesn't, and neither should you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at November 23, 2015 01:07 AM (bLnSU)

206 Scanner danner is absolutely the man: http://tinyurl.com/pjt6ews

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 01:07 AM (LAliD)

207 Good night AOP

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 23, 2015 01:07 AM (9mTYi)

208 He said "ass-aching stupidity."

It's an old article (good God man, it was written in February of this year), but it does point out how Barky, the Smartest President of All Time, appears more informed by Monty Python than by documented history.

Barry probably has very serious opinions about the load-carrying capacity of swallows.

Posted by: no one expects the Jewish Fact-checking! at November 23, 2015 01:07 AM (76jcv)

209 qdpsteve, not to go all psychobabble, but has she done any counseling? is there some deeper issue that causes her to abandon her kids and husband and go out and sleep with strange men?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 01:07 AM (uZNvH)

210 Good night AOP sweet dreams

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 01:08 AM (uZNvH)

211 Oh, come on. I mean, sure, the dork wears a bow tie, but still. Immolation seems kinda harsh.

Posted by: mojo at November 23, 2015 01:08 AM (OmBeX)

212 I really don't want to leave. However, they let have a history of siding with their in office people over me, even though I provide them (there are two partners) with executive advice. I just can't allow myself to be humiliated, so I guess it's over.

Any suggestions on how to handle this situation?


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 22, 2015 11:48 PM (9JJgN)

State your case, tell them to go fuck themselves when they side with their employees, and leave. Quite simple, actually.

Posted by: Blano at November 23, 2015 01:08 AM (C3E0x)

213
That was a really good economics story until the end, when it took that unexpected turn...


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 23, 2015 01:00 AM (9JJgN)
__________________________________________
I was paid extremely well to make it happen and he worked extremely hard for 15 years to finally bang a ladyboy soooo..... I mean the guy started out at 18 as a mechanic in San Angelo, Tx and wound up going to one of the best medical schools in the country.

Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 01:10 AM (CbGSW)

214 Thank you all for your thoughts. Much of the situation has been caused by said boss, who made things much worse, and the fact that the employee who bitchslapped me has no idea what I do for the firm. I don't care about that, but I do have this thing called "self respect" and can't let this pass.


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 23, 2015 12:28 AM (9JJgN)


Back in my radio days, the radio station did a concert in conjunction with a local fair. One of the bands got pissed off because some of the other bands went a little long and their performance time got pushed back 20 minutes. Their manager began ranting and raving and decided to take his band over to the stadium so that they could take the stage at the scheduled time, i.e. while someone else was on stage. I apologized for the delay as best as I could, but he was still being a prick, and walked his band over to the stage.

Upon his arrival at the stadium and seeing 10K people in the stands he got real nice, real quickly. At this point I told him that his band would be taking the stage at the 20 minute late mark, which he felt was appropriate due to the crowd size. I also pulled him aside when his band took the stage to tell him that on Monday morning that we would be dropping all of his client's music from our playlist. The look on his face? Priceless.

You have the power in this situation. Even though they are paying you for your expertise, dropping them as a client will make them question if they have made a mistake.

Also, the boss may be backing his employees in public, but he may be reaming the shit out of them in private for this.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at November 23, 2015 01:11 AM (Z7G74)

215 Eric the Car Guy also longs to assist you: http://tinyurl.com/kljn5caYou can have somone else check my links if you don't trust me

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 01:12 AM (LAliD)

216 168 So, it's your fault!!

Heh, I should probably admit that I actually use mint cinnamon, not unity.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at November 23, 2015 12:44 AM (nithJ)




Mint Cinnamon is good enough to lure Windows users away even if they don't understand the underlying guts. (Anyone who understands the underlying guts has long-since left). While I'm using CentOs on the infrastructure backend, Kali on security, Raspbian on the hardware I/O, and Ubuntu on bizarre configurations....I'm mostly using Mint for anything user-facing. It recognizes and auto-configures hardware like nobody's business, and just runs stuff better than Win 8.X.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

217 G'night everyone.

Got three days of pretending to work ahead of me this week.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at November 23, 2015 01:14 AM (YJmuy)

218 Okay good night all
take care
and remember, when you get dizzy, it's time to stop fapping

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 01:14 AM (uZNvH)

219 Good night all!

Will be on the ONT tomorrow night to report what happened in my little saga...and thank you all for your advice and help!

/who, is real life, is named Sharon

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 23, 2015 01:14 AM (9JJgN)

220 and remember, when you get dizzy, it's time to stop fapping

Posted by: chemjeff at November 23, 2015 01:14 AM (uZNvH)


Now you tell me ...

Posted by: David Carradine at November 23, 2015 01:15 AM (zc3Db)

221 and remember, when you get dizzy, it's time to stop fapping

Lies! Come join the dark increasingly-narrowed-vision side.

Posted by: zombie Michael Hutchence at November 23, 2015 01:17 AM (76jcv)

222 In the Republic of Texas (est. 2030), we'll be kicking more people out than we let in. Sorry, that's the law.


Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 12:19 AM (CbGSW)

I can't wait that long....I'll be 70 by then and won't be able to do much besides help people reload.

Posted by: Blano at November 23, 2015 01:19 AM (C3E0x)

223 I can't wait that long....I'll be 70 by then and won't be able to do much besides help people reload.

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at November 23, 2015 01:20 AM (jnAIZ)

224 Cool. Then tell him to start working it, cuz Trump is kicking his ass by working it hard.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at November 23, 2015 12:20 AM (xNYi9)

Trump is plowing the field. Cruz is gonna reap the harvest.

Posted by: Blano at November 23, 2015 01:21 AM (C3E0x)

225 I can't wait that long....I'll be 70 by then and won't be able to do much besides help people reload.

Posted by: Blano at November 23, 2015 01:19 AM (C3E0x)

_________________________________________
The world needs reloaders too.

Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 01:21 AM (CbGSW)

226 chemjeff, my sister has attended counseling, but more or less gave up on it as the doctor apparently wouldn't tell her *she* was always right and her husband was always wrong.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:21 AM (ntObR)

227 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 12:46 AM (ntObR)




There is a lot to digest there, and it's late and I've been drinking. While I might not immediately have any useful commentary or advice, I can immediately give you my utmost sympathy and know that it will continue after sleep and sobriety. The family stuff in my generation never got to that level (possibly because there were so few of us and we grew up more removed). Wishing you all the best.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

228 To be fair, the guy my sister is married to (and has been openly cheating on) has his issues too. He's far from perfect himself. Among other things, he refuses to help her keep their house up *at all.* He's actually the type who won't wash a dish because he doesn't think it's manly to do so.

But... the sister I've been talking about, takes the cake in the maladjusted department.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:24 AM (ntObR)

229 cthulhu, thanks.

If there was just a way to end the Mexican standoff with the kids, *and* provide a way for my sister to get a place she could afford where she could keep the kids part-time at least, that would help. But in SoCal, affordable real estate is by itself a gordian knot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:26 AM (ntObR)

230 Among other things, he refuses to help her keep their house up *at all.* He's actually the type who won't wash a dish because he doesn't think it's manly to do so.

Switch to paper plates ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at November 23, 2015 01:26 AM (jnAIZ)

231 226 chemjeff, my sister has attended counseling, but more or less gave up on it as the doctor apparently wouldn't tell her *she* was always right and her husband was always wrong.
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:21 AM (ntObR)


Is your sister married to my brother in law? She quit going to marriage counseling because the counselor actually asked her to work on some things in the marriage.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at November 23, 2015 01:27 AM (Z7G74)

232 chemjeff, yep. I worry what kind of message they're getting about relationships and marriage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 12:50 AM (ntObR)

Letting her bring random dudes into your/mom's house to bang isn't exactly a good precedent to set either.

Posted by: Blano at November 23, 2015 01:29 AM (C3E0x)

233 RE: the Joyce Carol Oates quote on the side bar:

Slublog @Slublog
Was her question naive? Yes. But I'm not really on board with torching someone who, when facing evil, looked for something, anything good.

Gabriel Malor @gabrielmalor
@Slublog Agree. What civil services ISIL provides, apparently including marriage and tourism bureaus and healthcare is important

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 23, 2015 01:31 AM (ysFo+)

234 192 Everything looks normal until I turn the key back to "run". I will be researching your suggestion.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 12:53 AM (EzgxV)


MAx's suggestion about the main relay under the dash is worthy, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2015 12:59 AM (7MWCL)



Which one is the main relay? I thought I was slick when I found the fusebox in the passenger-side engine compartment next to the firewall, and the fusebox next to the outside near the clutch pedal. Now there's fuses and relays all over the goddamned place.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

235 Yo SFSU cry bully. We have a similar thing here in womyn land. Called Chardonnay mani-pedis. Look into it.

Posted by: keena at November 23, 2015 01:31 AM (RiTnx)

236 And then he fulfilled his lifelong dream of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and banging ladyboys in Thailand.


Posted by: CozMark at November 23, 2015 12:56 A
----

That was a really good economics story until the end, when it took that unexpected turn...


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at November 23, 2015 01:00 AM (9JJgN)

Who knows, you might enjoy that dream too.

Posted by: Blano at November 23, 2015 01:32 AM (C3E0x)

237 198 190 No, just take the lid off the air filter housing and spray inside there where it goes to the throttle body

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 01:02 AM (LAliD)




It tries to start normally -- and "catches" for a split second -- but goes dead when the key returns to "run". If I push it, it'll catch and rev up over 1K.....but quickly die when the key returns to "run". I'm swapping out the fuel-pump relay on general principles, but will be digging into the key-switch next.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 01:35 AM (EzgxV)

238
weft - seriously? those are real, well, whatever that Twitter crap is called?

OMG - to borrow a phrase from the brain-dead cohort

really? you're not pulling our digital legs here?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 23, 2015 01:36 AM (QDnY+)

239 @239 It tries to start normally -- and "catches" for a split second -- but goes dead when the key returns to "run". If I push it, it'll catch and rev up over 1K.....but quickly die when the key returns to "run". I'm swapping out the fuel-pump relay on general principles, but will be digging into the key-switch next.
---------------------

The last time I had a fuel pump problem, I initially thought it was the battery.

Turned out that I hadn't realized that US car makers went through a phase where they were using the gas in the tank as a coolant for the fuel pump, and I'd let the tank get low a few times too many...

Posted by: junior at November 23, 2015 01:38 AM (PVi+Q)

240 201 Do yourself a huge favor and check out the youtube: http://tinyurl.com/oneqj96google "1994 accord main relay"

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 01:05 AM (LAliD)



Can you repeat that with something clickable, preferably with preview?




And, BTW -- radio, windows, console bulb-check while cranking, lights, etc. seem to work properly. It cranks nicely, and starts internal combustion.....until the key goes to "run".

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 01:38 AM (EzgxV)

241 In which Gabe and Slublog make JohnE's hilariously-facetious support of Hitler as being unfairly criticized by history a rational position.

Well done, retards.

Posted by: the keys to the blog are in the best of hands at November 23, 2015 01:39 AM (76jcv)

242 Ashley, LOL. Could be. :-)

blano, agreed. I don't want my sister getting into the habit:

"Steve, this is my new boyfriend Tim..."
"Steve, this is my new boyfriend John..."
"Steve, these are the Dallas Cowboys..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:40 AM (ntObR)

243 Adriane, then this bro-in-law would complain that he has to eat off of paper instead of REAL plates like a REAL man should be able to do.

It's one thing to care about "manliness," but geez. This guy won't even let me kid him about his son (my nephew) taking a ballet class.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:42 AM (ntObR)

244
weft if those are legit things from those two, then ..... wow ..... important FOTB are Patty Murray-stupid.

Only know slublog as a photoshopper w/ skill, and Gabe has never impressed on any level including his own "specialty" of law (beyond the idiot mechanics that is all most legal types seem to have the intellect for).

But wow. ISIL's admirable social services are going to go down alongside Al Qaeda's day-care centers in the imaginary history of the impossibly stupid.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 23, 2015 01:42 AM (QDnY+)

245 weft - seriously? those are real, well, whatever that Twitter crap is called?

OMG - to borrow a phrase from the brain-dead cohort

really? you're not pulling our digital legs here?
Posted by: rhomboid


I only edited the time stamps received on my end.

Check the @'s for yourself.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 23, 2015 01:43 AM (ysFo+)

246 Just a short note, then to bed we go:

This evening I saw a commercial regarding the NBC revival of the Musical The Wiz. It's an all-black adaptation of the original 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, which in itself is a movie adaptation of the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

From IMDB:

"An adaption of The Wizard of Oz' that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience."

Anyone want to explain to me how this isn't CULTURAL APPROPRIATION of the Whiety's work?

ELEVNTY!!

G'night.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at November 23, 2015 01:43 AM (DQZLr)

247 "The Wiz" isn't new. Was on Broadway in the 1970s, a film version came out in 1978.

Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:44 AM (ntObR)

248 >>>"Steve, these are the Dallas Cowboys..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:40 AM (ntObR)<<<

Yeah, you really don't want Greg Hardy around...

Posted by: or just hide your sofa full of guns at November 23, 2015 01:44 AM (REdlt)

249 or just hide, the cheerleaders OTOH... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:45 AM (ntObR)

250 RE: the Joyce Carol Oates quote on the side bar:

Slublog @Slublog
Was her question naive? Yes. But I'm not really on board with torching someone who, when facing evil, looked for something, anything good.


Is there nothing celebratory or joyous we can find in torching her? Or is query naive?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 23, 2015 01:48 AM (zc3Db)

251 >>>or just hide, the cheerleaders OTOH... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:45 AM (ntObR)<<<

Leave the guns... take the cheerleaders!

Posted by: Clemenza at November 23, 2015 01:48 AM (REdlt)

252 MWNP, I'm trying to use Uber to grab a ride, thanks. I think what's happened is that it hates the default browser in the Samsung Galaxy 6, and I need to figure out how to go back to making the phone ask each time for what browser/action I want the app to use.




qdpsteve, that sux, sorry to hear it.

Posted by: Steck at November 23, 2015 01:49 AM (ibSYs)

253 Steck, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 01:50 AM (ntObR)

254
Ignition switch. Do you have alot of weight on your keychain???
Just look up "Eric the Car Guy" "Scanner Danner" and Honda Main Relay" on youtube and you'll find it-

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 01:52 AM (LAliD)

255
"tourism bureaus" in ISIS-held territory? "tourism"??? WTF?

Slublog's comment is just stupid (whythe self-beclowning nonsense just to be nice to a stranger?).

Gabe's comment is delusional, and Patty Murray-stupid. A whole 'nother level.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 23, 2015 01:52 AM (QDnY+)

256 Wow. The hatred of the man-cave!

They sure don't want anyone else to have a "safe space," do they?

Posted by: RKae at November 23, 2015 01:55 AM (u5c0o)

257 Adriane, then this bro-in-law would complain that he has to eat off of paper instead of REAL plates like a REAL man should be able to do.

So put the paper plate on top of the REAL plate ...
: -))

Prayers for Strength and Wisdom...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at November 23, 2015 01:57 AM (jnAIZ)

258 "tourism bureaus" in ISIS-held territory? "tourism"??? WTF?

I don't know. I think it's pretty funny.

Gabe's comment is delusional, and Patty Murray-stupid. A whole 'nother level.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 23, 2015 01:52 AM (QDnY+)


Yeah ... he's finally just gone off the edge into total lunatic retard territory.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 23, 2015 01:57 AM (zc3Db)

259 Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Fading quickly...
Good Night to all of you.

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at November 23, 2015 01:58 AM (jnAIZ)

260 215 Eric the Car Guy also longs to assist you: http://tinyurl.com/kljn5caYou can have somone else check my links if you don't trust me

Posted by: MAx at November 23, 2015 01:12 AM (LAliD)



There are different levels of trust. I'm not going to tell you my Wells Fargo account number or home address, but I'll listen to things you tell me. This sounds like something I'll follow-up with. Thank you.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

261 Bill Nye's concept of science is that it needs propaganda, ridicule, and threats in order to advance.

In order for TV to be invented, we didn't have to punish people who listened to the radio.

If he has some planet-saving energy delivery system, let's see it. If it's efficient, we'll buy it. If he needs backing, there are thousands of leftist millionaires and billionaires.

Posted by: RKae at November 23, 2015 02:02 AM (u5c0o)

262 Adriane, LOL, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2015 02:08 AM (ntObR)

263 The last time I encountered cthulu's type of problem, it was the ignition switch, but the vintage of car involved had zero relays in the primary electronics chain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 23, 2015 02:17 AM (9mTYi)

264
263 The last time I encountered cthulu's type of problem, it was the ignition switch, but the vintage of car involved had zero relays in the primary electronics chain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 23, 2015 02:17 AM (9mTYi)




I would expect the key switch to be flaky before it failed, and to respond if jiggled (having a mechanical component). I'm not totally ditching it, but I'm triaging it to less of an issue.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 23, 2015 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

265

I would expect the key switch to be flaky before it failed, and to respond if jiggled


Coincidentally, about 2 weeks ago, my 96 Honda (similar number of miles to your 94) completely shut down while coasting down to a stoplight. The first symptom was the tach going to zero, and a complete lack of power when, as the light turned green before I stopped, I tried to accelerate and had no power. I tried restarting, and the car started.

My ignition assembly seems fine, but about a year ago I had new keys made, as the originals had worn to the point that I had to wiggle them sometimes just to get the ignition switch to turn. While the keys were clearly worn, the lock tumblers wear too, implicitly not as fast. I suspect my ignition switch needs replacement. Yours might too.

Posted by: Arbalest at November 23, 2015 02:44 AM (FlRtG)

266 Safe places for thee but not for me. Ok then
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2015 03:59 AM (KSdzX)

267 Any fresh hell today, or just the same gramscian rot?

Posted by: Jean at November 23, 2015 04:48 AM (fBkaR)

268 I pray that the good people of Indiana find a way to swiftly administer justice to all of those involved in the death of the wife of the preacher, now that they have them in custody. We really need to streamline the system ... we would do it for refugees, streamline a government system I mean, so why not for murderous sub-humans? Let us usher them through the gates real soon.

Posted by: goon at November 23, 2015 05:22 AM (gy5kE)

269 woah woah woah woah woah. That sidebar link says that WaPo is claiming Muslims around the world DIDN'T celebrate after 9/11?

Sorry you liberal fucktards, I was just a year away from being a teenager, and 9/11 was without a doubt the most formative event of my entire life (I'm from NY state, and used to stay with my Grandma and aunts on Staten Island every weekend, and we'd see the twin towers off to our left every single time we drove down. And then, nope, just not there anymore, and for weeks, a burning pile of smoke wafted up. We could see it 50 miles up the Hudson River.

And yes, you can't tell me my fucking memories are incorrect, I remember all of the news reports about Muslims celebrating and burning flags across the Arab world. It was DEFINITELY in the thousands.


I never could quite comprehend how anyone could vote for a guy named Obama after a guy named Osama had orchestrated the murders of upwards of 3,000 innocent Americans just 7 years earlier. White guilt is a pooooowerful motivator I guess.

Posted by: SpacePirate at November 23, 2015 05:39 AM (Hf/QM)

270 The problem is islam. Oh, and of course, satan.

Posted by: Eromero at November 23, 2015 05:45 AM (b+df9)

271 Terrorists are stabbing jews right and left in Israel. One town has barred all palis from entry.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at November 23, 2015 05:56 AM (iQIUe)

272 Space Pirate: White guilt was part of it, but I think a larger part was people (LIV types) wanted to put racism and politicized black grievances behind them and hoped that voting for a black man would finally unite us as a nation. Of course, anyone who actually looked at Obama knew this was bunk but you really had to dig to find it out. I blame voter fraud and Romney disengagement for his second election.

Posted by: rabidfox at November 23, 2015 06:09 AM (EW9tX)

273
Hey, it's after five can I keep drinking?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at November 23, 2015 06:16 AM (WYBi3)

274 I never could quite comprehend how anyone could vote for a guy named Obama after a guy named Osama had orchestrated the murders of upwards of 3,000 innocent Americans just 7 years earlier. White guilt is a pooooowerful motivator I guess.
_______________________

Yes, it still astonishes me that 7 years after spending the day watching Americans hanging and jumping and falling out of smoking buildings, the American electorate thought it would be a good idea to elect as C-in C a man who boasted about his Muslim childhood, and how he thought the Muslim call to prayer was the most beautiful sound on earth. A man who said, just days after 9/11, that it was only poverty and lack of educational opportunities that causes young men to choose to become terrorists. And now that man has increased the number of Muslims living in the U.S. by millions, and emboldened terrorists around the world.

It's as if the American public, or a large part of it, has Stockholm syndrome.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 23, 2015 06:22 AM (a31sM)

275 new one!

Posted by: m at November 23, 2015 06:25 AM (tElZn)

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