Overnight Open Thread (12-10-2015)

Quote of the Day I

ISIS is not exactly the equivalent of Nazi Germany. It's a little bug that the powers could quash at will if they put their minds to it. It survives only because no one really takes it seriously enough to fight with ground troops, the only gauge of an intention to prevail.

-- Daniel Pipes

Quote of the Day II

Isolation almost invariably means poverty and backwardness. You're not aware of how the basic things of life are done differently in other parts of the world, and so people who are isolated will keep doing things the same way for centuries or thousands of years. For example, when the British landed in Australia, they found the Australian aborigines living at a Stone Age level. The aborigines had no idea of iron. Australia is one of the great sources of iron ore in the world.

-- Thomas Sowell

Quote of the Day III

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I Sense a Guerrilla Sticker Campaign

Someone should make a generic version of this sticker and have people start posting them everywhere. It's un-PC but liberals will tie themselves in knots trying to explain just why it's so un-PC.

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Dimwit Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Leaves PC Filter Disengaged, Unintentionally Speaks Truth

Wendy Davis: Fellow Leftists Please Forgive Me For Lying About Supporting Open Carry Because You Know Texas and Those Yokel Voters

CT Governor Moves To Strip Citizens Of Gun Rights Without Trial or Notice

Constitutional scholar Due Process was unavailable for comment. However state spokesperson Lawless Tyranny described this measure as a common sense move to protect the good people of the state of Connecticut.

The Hottest Women Currently in Prison

Because sometimes pretty girls end up in the pokey too. The most common offenses seem to be parole violation, DUI, and theft....of your heart.

Lonely Morons take heed! Your diamond-in-the-rough life-partner in crime could be on these very pages.

In fact these ladies might make the perfect match for many of you since based on their personal info they seem very open to the AoSHQ lifestyle if not already practitioners, aren't too picky or judgy about your past, and are totally willing to relocate for the right man.

Common Interests! And many of them based on their personal statements also enjoy shooting guns, driving fast cars, and have entrepreneurial backgrounds with experience in direct sales, marketing, and manufacturing. Guys, please don't dilly daddle - this is opportunity calling you!

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A Very Nicely Done Memorial to a Victim of the San Bernardino Terrorists

In fact it could stand by itself as an essay on evil and loss. (thanks to Slu)

This is what we mean when we say that evil is "banal." It lacks the infinite grandeur of even a grain of sand, let alone of laughter, or of a kiss. In that sense, evil does not matter. It is incapable of mattering. It cannot live or mean things. The best it can do is look on in ire, envy, and despair. And the envious are always walled off from the world that we, the living, inhabit, by an invisible and impervious barrier that they erect themselves; they always have the deadly touch of King Midas. We defy evil and envy when we live. Living in this world sheds light into darkness. It is all we can do, and all that needs to be done, and it is more than enough. Therefore, we shall live. We shall be joyful, hard-working, silly, creative, and smart and sexy and brave and fun. Be a brief candle that helps spread another light.

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Affirmative Action in Action: Female Firefighter Who Was Allowed to Graduate NYC Firefighter Academy Despite Flunking Physical Tests Injured 10 Days Into Job

Doirin-Holder started another class in early 2014 but dropped out because of an injury. The FDNY then gave her a desk job and kept her on the payroll at top firefighter salary, $76,488.

Since she was injured on duty, she is eligible for a disability pension that would pay three-quarters of her annual salary, tax-free, if deemed unfit to return.

Did CNN Report The Truth on the Night of the Benghazi Attacks And Then Cover It Up Later?

Erick Erickson Apparently Has an Insatiable Need to Eat Asian Children

Now before you judge you should at least try what gourmands have described as the 'platonic ideal of veal'.

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6 Celebrities Who Are Surprisingly Pro-Gun

The main article wasn't loading so I'm linking here instead.

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When Even Your Name is Politically Incorrect

A Modest Proposal: All Yale Students Must Wear Active Body Cams At All Times

It's the only way to be sure.

News You Can Use: The Hair Color of World Leaders

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Fans Reacting To 'The Phantom Menace' In 1999 Will Keep Your 'Force Awakens' Expectations In Check

By sheer chance a friend and I managed to see The Phantom Menace the day after it opened. We walked up to the ticket booth and jokingly asked for two tix to TPM knowing full well that it was sold-out for the rest of the week. Well it just so happened that someone had canceled their online tickets seconds before and lo and behold there were in fact two tickets available - ho-lee crap!

So we grabbed them, hurried inside, went long and deep in popcorn and snacks investment and sat down among the crowd of barely contained cheering fans and prepared ourselves for the spectacular life-changing experience to follow. Well you all know what happened next so I won't go into the details. As we walked out of the theater we tried to buck ourselves back up by saying things like 'well the first part was a little slow but overall it was pretty good, 'The special effects were well done', and 'Most of the scenes were good except for that rastafarian creature Jar Jar '. But by the time we got home we were unanimously agreed: Fuck Jar Jar. Fuck him right in the ass. And George Lucas too.

And then we started drinking and then burning things. But forget all that and journey with me back to a more innocent time when all the possibilities of the Star Wars prequels were still in the air.

Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue

This popped up on my playlist a few days ago and so I thought I'd share a lil' classic Johnny with you.

Kate Upton Injured in Cornholing Accident

Pork Roast Toad-in-a-Hole

You know you want it in spite of the name.

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Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children. Why do you hate the tasty tangy Asian children? They are low-cal and gluten-free you know.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by quien es mas deth:

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Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. ONT freezer will be cleaned out this weekend - all personal stored meat much be removed by Friday night. Do not taunt, mock, or make prolonged direct eye-contact with happy-fun ball. Ewok status: Mostly gruntled. Buzzion status: Still dead.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:02 PM




Comments

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1 Just passing by. Hi.

Posted by: mindful webworker - amazing at December 10, 2015 11:03 PM (ACs58)

2 Heh. Now to read the content.

Posted by: mindful webworker - stunned! at December 10, 2015 11:03 PM (ACs58)

3 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 10, 2015 11:03 PM (YJmuy)

4 As the international Olympic Committee said when introducing the official timers for the pre-Olympic trials, "These are the souls that time men's tries."

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:04 PM (NeFrd)

5 By the light (by the light, by the light), of the silvery moon (of the moon, of the).



Oh -- hello, there!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2015 11:05 PM (EzgxV)

6 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:05 PM (voOPb)

7 My name is super duper unPC, as anyone who bought my short story may recall.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2015 11:06 PM (Z/8dZ)

8 state spokesperson Lawless Tyranny

Any relation to Linda Stasi?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 11:07 PM (6FqZa)

9 NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 10, 2015 11:07 PM (OQ9R7)

10
"ISIS is not exactly the equivalent of Nazi Germany."
We aren't exactly the equivalent of the America that defeated them.

Posted by: rayj at December 10, 2015 11:07 PM (pI/IV)

11 But hey now, Obama did contain ISIS to the planet Earth. As far as we know.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2015 11:08 PM (Z/8dZ)

12 Read the content! No, really.



*well maybe i just looked at the pictures

Posted by: tbodie at December 10, 2015 11:09 PM (mndtc)

13 Continuing the discussion about Ivanka: I think Melania would be the first really hot sexpot of a first lady we've had. Jackie Kennedy may have come close, but no cigar.

Melania would be the first real FLILF we've had, I think, at least in the modern era. Don't know about the 19th century.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 10, 2015 11:09 PM (dvuhZ)

14 re Deathfest2: oh, pity Party Cannon.

As for the rest, if I can't read your band's logo I'm going to assume your music is shit.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 11:10 PM (6FqZa)

15 WTH is that poster? That thing at the bottom of the post.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:10 PM (/jTz8)

16 As for the rest, if I can't read your band's logo I'm going to assume your music is shit.

Maybe that's exactly what ISIS wants.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 10, 2015 11:11 PM (YJmuy)

17 >>I think Melania would be the first really hot sexpot of a first lady we've had. Jackie Kennedy may have come close, but no cigar.

Heh. I can guarantee I never gave Hillary the cigar.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at December 10, 2015 11:11 PM (c7vUv)

18 Marx's Revenge; Marcuse's Revenge; Maxentius' Revenge

Another "quick takes" on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on. The focus this time: Take THAT Western Civilization

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10569

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 10, 2015 11:12 PM (vBeA5)

19 9 NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 10, 2015 11:07 PM (OQ9R7)



Nailed it!!! Congrats!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2015 11:12 PM (EzgxV)

20 The hair color of world leaders?

We could be talking about Donald Trump and we're talking about this???????

Terrible ONT.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:12 PM (qUNWi)

21 Outstanding ONT tonight. Maet rocks on his Friday night

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:13 PM (voOPb)

22 Dimwit Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Leaves PC Filter Disengaged, Unintentionally Speaks Truth

Sanchez and her sister are affirmative action pols who saw the likes of Bawbawa Boxer and Sheila Jackson and thought to themselves, "How can we be dumber than those two?"

CT Governor Moves To Strip Citizens Of Gun Rights Without Trial or Notice

I hope gun owners sue the shit out of the state.

The Hottest Women Currently in Prison

One of the ladies in my high school graduating class was convicted of torching an auto dealership.

She was meh.

Fans Reacting To 'The Phantom Menace' In 1999 Will Keep Your 'Force Awakens' Expectations In Check

I have actually met a person, (heh, another high school cohort) who said straight up he like it.

He's also a giant pothead that was convinced for a while that his body was infected with crawling bugs, affectionately known in the psychology community as Morgellan's "disease".

Tonight's post brought to you by quien es mas deth:

Heh, "Party Cannon"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 10, 2015 11:13 PM (9YDUz)

23 Hey!

I dated one.

... she still owes me money

Posted by: Shoey at December 10, 2015 11:13 PM (vA94g)

24 >>Jose Canseco
>by my calculations
>my calculations
>calculations

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at December 10, 2015 11:13 PM (k9qR4)

25 Outstanding ONT tonight. Maet rocks on his Friday night

No he doesn't.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:14 PM (qUNWi)

26 I'd vote for Party Cannon, but this place has.... warped me.

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 10, 2015 11:14 PM (K27gs)

27 "Isolation almost invariably means poverty and backwardness. You're not
aware of how the basic things of life are done differently in other
parts of the world, and so people who are isolated will keep doing
things the same way for centuries or thousands of years. For example, when the British landed in Australia, they found the Australian
aborigines living at a Stone Age level. The aborigines had no idea of
iron."

I generally have deep respect for Dr. Sowell, but it has to be noted here that there was a point in human history when ALL human cultures were Stone Age cultures with no idea of iron.

Some of those cultures were able to figure out basic metallurgy de novo, without having someone else bring them the news. Others were, well, not able to do so. But this basic truth must never be openly voiced. Feelings might be bruised, and today, feeling is invariably elevated over thought.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 10, 2015 11:14 PM (noWW6)

28 Slap, MH, how's life?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 10, 2015 11:14 PM (ucDmr)

29 Link appears to be damaged by wishful thinking on the Bad Girls (lists the HQ at the beginning).

Speaking of:

https://youtu.be/SuzrccXXuA0

Bad Girls

And just in time for the massive butthurt.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2015 11:15 PM (bLnSU)

30 Possibly the worst ONT ever.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:15 PM (qUNWi)

31 Sometimes Sowell is......wrong.

Posted by: Ralph at December 10, 2015 11:16 PM (wp7uW)

32 The notice at the end might be my favorite part of Maet's ONT.

Tonight's was particularly good.

Huzzah!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 10, 2015 11:16 PM (Zu3d9)

33 Damn good, Chavez. I might have picture of the house tonight. They're not that great and I'm lazy, so there's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 10, 2015 11:16 PM (OQ9R7)

34 Sanchez and her sister are affirmative action pols who saw the likes of
Bawbawa Boxer and Sheila Jackson and thought to themselves, "How can we
be dumber than those two?"




A rare - no, make that "unprecedented" - example of sound reasoning on their part. Barbara Boxer and Sheila Jackson are in the ground state of intelligence; all they have is zero point intelligence, wherein doing something intelligent is not the result of ratiocination, but rather stochastic twitching.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:16 PM (oKE6c)

35 So is there some bald-headed president-for-life there in central Africa? And Greenland?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (NeFrd)

36 "Possibly the worst ONT ever. "

How can a post that includes hot, crazy sluts be the worst ever?

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (Z/8dZ)

37 oof that's a kick in the nuts for vikes fans

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (4fPyM)

38 Hot chicks.

Is there anything they can't do?

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (qUNWi)

39 Christian Slater is a particular fave actor of mine. The dude has been criminally underused for quite some time. He's no Olivier, but the man brings character to every role he's in. Dunno about his politics and whatnot, but he seems like a moron.

Posted by: otho at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (EWg9n)

40
PARTY CANNON!

Dooood, they rock!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (o98Jz)

41 Nice Seamus at #4

Posted by: FormerlyMountainTurtle at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (hipNa)

42 Melania would be the first real FLILF we've had, I think, at least in the modern era. Don't know about the 19th century.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 10, 2015 11:09 PM (dvuhZ)


What about me, big boy?

Posted by: Eleanor Roosevelt at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (dPpmC)

43 Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (qUNWi)

me

oh wait that's what they WON'T do

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:18 PM (4fPyM)

44 30 Link appears to be damaged by wishful thinking on the Bad Girls (lists the HQ at the beginning).
Speaking of:
https://youtu.be/SuzrccXXuA0
Bad Girls
And just in time for the massive butthurt.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2015 11:15 PM (bLnSU)

Fixed!

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 10, 2015 11:18 PM (pAlYe)

45 Hi all,

good to see a nice ONT, as usual TY MAET.

Long day so I'm off for a nap. Maybe see you later.

Posted by: Farmer at December 10, 2015 11:19 PM (o/90i)

46 Thank you, Maetenloch.
I know I knew I'd seen that it was terrorism in 2012, I must've put CNN on during Faux commercials.

Posted by: Carol at December 10, 2015 11:19 PM (sj3Ax)

47 Years ago I began dating a woman who had just been released from prison for credit card fraud. My friends tried to warn me but she was even worse than they imagined.

Biggest mistake I ever made, and I've made some doozies.

Posted by: Flaccid Member at December 10, 2015 11:19 PM (5fSr7)

48 34: Good to hear Slap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 10, 2015 11:19 PM (ucDmr)

49 Posted by: prescient11 at December 10, 2015 11:12 PM (kQwgJ)

****

Yeah, about that.

Ace got pissed because every fcucking post you made was just like this one. Which would have been OK, if you weren't so concerned about massive volume of posts here.

The Treepers are where you belong.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 10, 2015 11:19 PM (3rK8j)

50 Judges should be like..."Not guilty on account of hotness".

And everybody would be like "Whaaaaaaa?"

Then they would be like "Yeah".

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:19 PM (qUNWi)

51 40 Christian Slater is a particular fave actor of mine. The dude has been criminally underused for quite some time. He's no Olivier, but the man brings character to every role he's in. Dunno about his politics and whatnot, but he seems like a moron.
Posted by: otho at December 10, 2015 11:17 PM (EWg9n)


I'm glad to see him again in Archer as 'Slater, just Slater'.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 10, 2015 11:20 PM (pAlYe)

52 Thanks, Maet. That's actually the best set of "prison chicks" photos we've seen on the ONT, and that's saying something.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2015 11:20 PM (bLnSU)

53
Years ago I began dating a woman who had just been released from prison for credit card fraud. My friends tried to warn me but she was even worse than they imagined.

Biggest mistake I ever made, and I've made some doozies.

Posted by: Flaccid Member at December 10, 2015 11:19 PM (5fSr7)





A rising cock has no conscience.

Or brains.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 11:21 PM (o98Jz)

54 Dear Eleanor, I'm afraid I have to agree with Winston Churchill. FDR saw him speaking alone with you during one of his WH visits, and jokingly said "I'll have none of that, now". Churchill replied, "I don't blame you, I wouldn't either."

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 10, 2015 11:21 PM (dvuhZ)

55 So eleven went to the Soothsayer School of Cob Love?
-----

Chavez I'm back from home office trip. Yay!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:21 PM (voOPb)

56 I'm glad to see him again in Archer as 'Slater, just Slater'.




Posted by: Maetenloch at December 10, 2015 11:20 PM



Yep! I was chuffed to see him in... The Danger Zone!

Posted by: otho at December 10, 2015 11:22 PM (EWg9n)

57 So, who's all buying the prezzie clusterfuck chia head for Christmas?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 10, 2015 11:22 PM (ucDmr)

58 In before 500. Because that is how I roll these days.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 10, 2015 11:22 PM (IdCqF)

59 "Slater, next question."

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:22 PM (qUNWi)

60 Some of those cultures were able to figure out basic
metallurgy de novo, without having someone else bring them the news.
Others were, well, not able to do so. But this basic truth must never be
openly voiced. Feelings might be bruised, and today, feeling is
invariably elevated over thought.



Posted by: torquewrench at December 10, 2015 11:14 PM (noWW6)

And what of cultures that fail to grasp a point even when it is pointed out to them?

A friend's kid was in the Peace Corps in sub-Saharan Africa. She had to organize the locals to build a fence to keep their cattle from crapping in their water supply. Even after it was explained to them, they couldn't grasp why that was a good idea. Build a fence? Wherever did she come up with that idea? They argued that they'd always had cattle shit in their water. She pointed out that they'd also always suffered from dysentery, typhoid, cholera, and other water-borne diseases. Blank looks.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:22 PM (oKE6c)

61 Because Jose "Single Digit IQ" Canseco totally does calculations, bro.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at December 10, 2015 11:22 PM (k9qR4)

62 Dr. Sowell, and stone age tribes. It is one of my recurring thoughts; the first guy to figure something out. Take any thing; iron, glass, shaping a piece of flint into a point and attaching said point to a wooden stick. Who was the first guy to figure that out and what an amazing trick.

I am acutely aware of this because I can not imagine anything until after I have seen it once. High School Mechanical drawing class was a nightmare for me. I even got into an argument with the instructor who went out into the shop and made me the thing I was supposed to draw and put it on my drawing table, and said, "Draw this."

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:22 PM (/jTz8)

63 One actor who has been very pro-gun for a long time is Paul Sorvino

Posted by: kbdabear at December 10, 2015 11:23 PM (csH1n)

64 Kate Upton got corn-holed? Anybody got a link to the video? I'd pay top dollar to see that.

Posted by: hmitchell3rd at December 10, 2015 11:23 PM (G0t7U)

65 Sure. No elbows in the four cute chicks photo that I haven't read the subheadline for as I was so incensed. You might as well make this a Yoko Ono punishment ONT.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2015 11:24 PM (QSnYu)

66 I figured the metal poster was a photoshop, but a bit of Binging around reveals that, yes, there is a band named "Party Cannon", this is their logo, and they are, in fact, a band which specializes in "brutal death metal".

I award them the prize based on clearly taking themselves far less seriously than the other death metal bands, although the end result is probably a similar style of harsh incomprehensible screaming. (And checking their top rated video on YouTube confirms this.)

Posted by: Locarno at December 10, 2015 11:24 PM (Ms7bu)

67 In before that guy who always says "Fuck the GOP."

Wut?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:24 PM (u5gzz)

68 Possibly the worst ONT ever.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:15 PM (qUNWi)

*****

You may want to petition for your membership dues to be refunded. Try the complaint desk.

Maetenloch@ teh gmail thingy .com

They love constructive input such as this. Really.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 10, 2015 11:24 PM (3rK8j)

69 Party Cannon! Best death balloon band evah!!!
The lead guitarist plays a soul-scorching solo while the bassist makes balloon giraffes and dachshunds for the kids.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:24 PM (NeFrd)

70 56: Good to hear my friend. Going to be an early nite, gotta take the pooch out at 4a.m.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 10, 2015 11:24 PM (ucDmr)

71 I know it isn't her ('cause she's free, although wouldn't put it past her) a gal that looks like and even strikes that pose in the bottom left.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:25 PM (9jeGC)

72 Well we do have male morons who have - in more adventurous days - been accorded the finest hospitality of this or that county, state or federal system. And then there's your humble terlit hobo, low-level code simian, who has been "volunteered" to test the System's monitoring-devices.

Maybe AOSHQ should start up a dating service. Morons, and silly gurls dumb enough to have been caught. Not sure how it would fit on a card though

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 11:25 PM (6FqZa)

73 One actor who has been very pro-gun for a long time is Paul Sorvino





Posted by: kbdabear


Yeah, I heard he was a good fella.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...not Spartacus at December 10, 2015 11:25 PM (+1T7c)

74 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/675012734845521921

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/675013443095691265

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/675013591221723137

Posted by: kbdabear at December 10, 2015 11:26 PM (csH1n)

75 Take any thing; iron, glass, shaping a piece of flint into a point and attaching said point to a wooden stick. Who was the first guy to figure that out and what an amazing trick.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma


Cave men were guys.

Most early inventions were the result of thinking along the lines of: "Grog wonder what would happen if Grog stick X into fire. HOLY SHIT!"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 10, 2015 11:26 PM (9YDUz)

76 69 Possibly the worst ONT ever.
Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:15 PM (qUNWi)


[makes entry in ONT log, fires off a pointed email to Santa]

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 10, 2015 11:26 PM (pAlYe)

77 The lead guitarist plays a soul-scorching solo while the bassist makes balloon giraffes and dachshunds for the kids.

In full clown regalia. One expects.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 11:26 PM (6FqZa)

78 I think party cannon is pretty good death metal

Posted by: joe44 at December 10, 2015 11:26 PM (PWtwh)

79 Shut up andycanuck


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:27 PM (voOPb)

80 Nth!

/punches random bystander

/passes out

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 10, 2015 11:27 PM (m9V0o)

81 All right, I admit it. I'm sorry. I should not have been cornholing Kate so vigorously.

Posted by: CMU VET at December 10, 2015 11:27 PM (ejB0r)

82 Read the content! No, really.



*well maybe i just looked at the pictures

And now with even more pictures !

Posted by: tbodie at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (mndtc)

83 Some comedian said "who was the first guy who watched a chicken lay an egg and said 'You know, I think I'll eat that thing.'"

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (u5gzz)

84 that poster at the bottom is GAY

is metal really like that in 2015?

let me guess millennials?

Posted by: Jake at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (QelBn)

85 Rubio? I though ace left the Republicans.

I figured he was going to vote Constitution Party.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (3myMJ)

86 Youtube has videos of earwax removals.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (MQEz6)

87 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/675013846717693952

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/675013992620752898

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/675014129145393152

Posted by: kbdabear at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (csH1n)

88 Maetenloch@ teh gmail thingy .com

Dear Maetenloch@tehgmailthingy.com

I never thought this could happen to me.....

...So anyhoo, a unicycle and funny smell and a balloon artist.

Needless to say a good time was had by all.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (qUNWi)

89 Chavez dog walking at 4am is just fucking nuts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:29 PM (voOPb)

90 Possibly the worst ONT ever.
Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:15 PM (qUNWi)

[makes entry in ONT log, fires off a pointed email to Santa]


Posted by: Maetenloch
Buck up, eleven, there's always Sump'n Claus!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWnP2jO06gcfeature=player_detailpage

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 10, 2015 11:29 PM (m9V0o)

91 In before that guy who always says "Fuck the GOP."



Wut?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:24 PM (u5gzz)

Fuck the GOP

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2015 11:29 PM (ZbV+0)

92 So some of those prison hotties are willing to relocate. Well, d'uh.

Posted by: Northernlurker, feeling grumpy today at December 10, 2015 11:29 PM (4rzL1)

93 Rubio? I though ace left the Republicans.



I figured he was going to vote Constitution Party.


Posted by: Meremortal

He's colorful and eccentric.

Prescient is just dropping a lot of acid.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...not Spartacus at December 10, 2015 11:30 PM (+1T7c)

94 Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (u5gzz)

I wonder the same thing about pickles. How desperate was someone for food that they found a cucumber they accidentally dropped in some brine 6 months ago and said, "fuck it dude i'm starving"

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:30 PM (4fPyM)

95 I knew TPM was a sucknado as soon as the opening scroll began.

That movie is a perfect example of what not to do.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2015 11:30 PM (MQEz6)

96 @87 his criticism & love of candidates is a head scratcher at times

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:31 PM (voOPb)

97 Some comedian said "who was the first guy who watched a chicken lay an egg and said 'You know, I think I'll eat that thing.'"
Posted by: Cloyd Freud


Again, think 'guy thing.'

"Hey, Grog, Urk bets 5 bones you can eat that."

"Oh, yeah? Grog can eat 50."

(actually the more I think about this, this would make a animated show. )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 10, 2015 11:31 PM (9YDUz)

98 85 Some comedian said "who was the first guy who watched a chicken lay an egg and said 'You know, I think I'll eat that thing.'"
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (u5gzz)




"It was a brave man who first et an oyster."


I've thought that about lobsters. "Hey, guys, look! This is the biggest effing cockroach I've ever seen! What do you suppose he'll taste like?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:31 PM (oKE6c)

99 I did watch the first season of "Orange Is The New Black".

"okay - you're stupid, you're gay, you're gay and violent, you're stupid and violent, you're stupid, you're violent, um..."

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 11:31 PM (6FqZa)

100 Magellan apparently freaked out when he got to the Philipeans and bumped into some moslems approx. 20 years after the Spanish finally kicked out the last moslems in Spain...

Posted by: Jake at December 10, 2015 11:31 PM (QelBn)

101 96 Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:28 PM (u5gzz)

I wonder the same thing about pickles. How desperate was someone for food that they found a cucumber they accidentally dropped in some brine 6 months ago and said, "fuck it dude i'm starving"

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:30 PM (4fPyM)

He/she should get a Presidential Medal.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at December 10, 2015 11:32 PM (9jeGC)

102 Ginger Thursday Encore ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/675014263988064256

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/675014410352484352

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/675014542875734016

Posted by: kbdabear at December 10, 2015 11:33 PM (csH1n)

103 Shut up andycanuck
Okay.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2015 11:33 PM (QSnYu)

104 I am acutely aware of this because I can not imagine anything until after I have seen it once. High School Mechanical drawing class was a nightmare for me. I even got into an argument with the instructor who went out into the shop and made me the thing I was supposed to draw and put it on my drawing table, and said, "Draw this."
Posted by: Ouija Jamma
-----------------

Big deal. Try inventing a clock.

Posted by: Ahmed at December 10, 2015 11:33 PM (ZxmMG)

105 Who was the first guy to eat crawfish? Outa the Louisiana swamp? Hell, man, they look just like lobster only smaller.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:33 PM (/jTz8)

106 Merry Christmas box people! My church put on there Christmas musical tonight. Very well done like always. My sister and I are going to the Kennedy Center in a couple of weeks to see Handel's Messiah. I've never been to the Kennedy Center but I used to work near it and there is a fantastic pizza place near by (at Watergate actually). I hope it has comfy seats. After 90 minutes in a church pew, I almost needed a giant shoe horn to get me back up.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 10, 2015 11:34 PM (FnI1V)

107 I wonder the same thing about pickles. How desperate was someone for food that they found a cucumber they accidentally dropped in some brine 6 months ago and said, "fuck it dude i'm starving"

"Tastes like shit!"

...."wait....does it???" "What am I doing???"

"I'm still eating this" "Is this good?"

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:34 PM (qUNWi)

108 I predict at least five more farewells.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2015 11:34 PM (bLnSU)

109 91: I'm used to it, he's used to it. Nice and quiet then. 2 hour nap to follow. He's really a good pooch.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 10, 2015 11:34 PM (ucDmr)

110 We knew about iron. We just liked stone better.

Posted by: Australian Aborigines at December 10, 2015 11:34 PM (RU5ki)

111 @96 butter

I will milk a cow. Throw the cream in a pail and paddle it to the state of butter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:34 PM (voOPb)

112 108 Who was the first guy to eat crawfish? Outa the Louisiana swamp? Hell, man, they look just like lobster only smaller.
Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:33 PM (/jTz

in the range of shit that coonasses eat, crawfish don't even rate for weirdness

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (4fPyM)

113 Hot women have the (proven) ability to lower the IQ of any man by 20-50 points within a radius of 12 feet or so.

Posted by: navybrat at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (Xodlv)

114 I did watch the first season of "Orange Is The New Black".



"okay - you're stupid, you're gay, you're gay and violent, you're stupid and violent, you're stupid, you're violent, um..."


Sat through a few eps against my will. Found precisely zero characters to be sympathetic. To hell with that show.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (m9V0o)

115 Being fussy about food is a modern thing.

Humans will eat anything.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (MQEz6)

116 Let's force Loretta Lynch to change her name because racial issues.

Posted by: Emmie at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (uEL2S)

117 Magellan apparently freaked out when he got to the Philipeans and bumped into some moslems approx. 20 years after the Spanish finally kicked out the last moslems in Spain...

muslims, they're like the cockroaches of the world.

Posted by: Magellan at December 10, 2015 11:36 PM (RU5ki)

118 I wanna know who the first guy was who thought

hey, lets see if we can drink some of this cows milk?

Posted by: Jake at December 10, 2015 11:36 PM (QelBn)

119 The eggs are easy, all kinds of animals eat them.

Sea cucumbers - seriously, someone was trapped on an island and starving.

Japan has a lot of islands, you may have noticed. Many strange foods.

Not sure how that explains raw horse flesh ice cream, still working on this hypothesis.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2015 11:36 PM (bLnSU)

120 We knew about iron. We just liked stone better.
Posted by: Australian Aborigines


This might actually have been the mindset of the Hittites.

"But bronze is pretty! Look how it flashes in the sun!"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 11:36 PM (6FqZa)

121 107 And btw, I think Daredevil is pretty good. Take care horde, have a great Christmas, Hannakuh, and New Years!
Posted by: prescient11 at December 10, 2015 11:33 PM (kQwgJ)

you forgot kwanzaa

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:36 PM (4fPyM)

122 Also, maybe I'm too picky, but it seems to me that hottest women in prison list takes an exponential dive around 10.

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2015 11:36 PM (ZbV+0)

123
I predict at least five more farewells.


Who got run off last time?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 10, 2015 11:36 PM (m9V0o)

124 Oh, speaking of bugs. Thailand 'bot bugs', you can get them off the food carts in the market and on the street.

You might want to be really drunk, and really hungry first. Google the images.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:36 PM (/jTz8)

125 We knew about iron. We just liked stone better.
Posted by: Australian Aborigines


Ah, the original hipsters.

everything done out of iron-nee.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 10, 2015 11:36 PM (9YDUz)

126 118 Being fussy about food is a modern thing.
Humans will eat anything.
Posted by: eman at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (MQEz6)


They say starvation is the best sauce.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 10, 2015 11:37 PM (pAlYe)

127 Would any of those fine prison ladies be willing to hold my hot cocoa while I go trolling trump supporters behind my anonymous Twitter account like the manly man that I am?

Posted by: Ashamed to be a man and currently drinking hot cocoa at December 10, 2015 11:37 PM (kX61G)

128 No one on the ground fighting ISIS? Pipes has written at least one book about Syria yet he has not heard of the Syrian Army? Perhaps he could ask his buddies in Israel to intervene.

Posted by: RioBravo at December 10, 2015 11:37 PM (NUqwG)

129 I wonder the same thing about pickles. How desperate was someone for food that they found a cucumber they accidentally dropped in some brine 6 months ago and said, "fuck it dude i'm starving"

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:30 PM (4fPyM)


Salt has been used for thousands of years as a preservative. I'd guess that cucumbers weren't the first thing to be pickled, and only came later when someone was trying to see if they could preserve veggies the way that they preserved meat.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 10, 2015 11:37 PM (fC9RO)

130 All those bands am dildos.

Posted by: Skwisgaar Skwigelf at December 10, 2015 11:37 PM (H9MG5)

131 Being fussy about food is a modern thing.
Humans will eat anything.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (MQEz6)



I give you, China.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 10, 2015 11:37 PM (RU5ki)

132 Same thing with pickle-slicers.

Guy #1: I wonder what will happen if I put my finger in the pickle-slicer?

Guy#2: You'll both get fired!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:37 PM (NeFrd)

133 I predict at least five more farewells.


Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


It's hard to leave when you can't find the door

Life's been good to me so far....

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...not Spartacus at December 10, 2015 11:38 PM (+1T7c)

134 So on Tuesday I bought a Rickenbacker bass from a thrift store for a grand.

That's some good news I guess.

Posted by: Iasonas at December 10, 2015 11:38 PM (DU875)

135 Bad Girls...

A few years back I got a call out of the blue by some guy who found my number in the 'global'. Turns out he was married to my Ex who stabbed him, she was in jail, he was rifling through her shit and found papers on me but never heard of me before... Laughed my ass at him, "Yeah, she tried to stab me a few times too, but I just took the knife away and got divorced." I thought it was pretty funny.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 10, 2015 11:38 PM (T78UI)

136 Who was the first guy to eat crawfish? Outa the Louisiana swamp? Hell, man, they look just like lobster only smaller.
---
There's something to be said for being able to send the kids out into the yard to play for the afternoon, and collect dinner.

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2015 11:38 PM (ZbV+0)

137 Posted by: Iasonas at December 10, 2015 11:38 PM (DU875)

Man, you go to a higher class of thrift store than I do.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (u5gzz)

138 Typically, when a stone age culture was introduced to iron, the results were less enlightening.

Posted by: Jean at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (fBkaR)

139 I'm tired of the term "PC." It's way too benign for what it means and what it does.

Posted by: rrpjr at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (s/yC1)

140 Iron takes a lot more effort than bronze to manufacture and shape, and if bronze works fine, why bother with iron unless it's really important?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (fC9RO)

141 'This town is going like a ghost town...'

Their politics were odious, but the Specials were a great band.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 10, 2015 11:40 PM (ntObR)

142 Burnt Toast - wow.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 11:40 PM (6FqZa)

143 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 10, 2015 11:40 PM (ntObR)

144 I give you, China.


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Pretty generous, thanks.

And yes, they will eat about anything. Omniverous.

Sometimes good, sometimes disgusting.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...not Spartacus at December 10, 2015 11:40 PM (+1T7c)

145 I wonder the same thing about pickles. How desperate was someone for
food that they found a cucumber they accidentally dropped in some brine 6
months ago and said, "fuck it dude i'm starving"



Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:30 PM (4fPyM)

She was pregnant.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 10, 2015 11:40 PM (T78UI)

146 I'm tired of the term "PC." It's way too benign for what it means and what it does.
-----
I prefer 'desktop' myself. I feel your pain.

Posted by: RioBravo at December 10, 2015 11:40 PM (NUqwG)

147 Batter, hot oil, pickles. Yum

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:41 PM (voOPb)

148 "Doirin-Holder started another class in early 2014 but dropped out because of an injury. The FDNY then gave her a desk job and kept her on the payroll at top firefighter salary, $76,488."

Would you look at that. My local firefighters are all volunteers. They take time off from work to acquire training and certifications. They meet for training after work until 10 or 11PM monthly. Many work an early shift at a mill that means they leave for work at 5AM. They protect an area of 45 square miles, rural and two small towns, total population about 1000. They work a lot of wildland fires, car accidents, rescues (mountainous here), and house fires.

Their entire annual budget with 22 firefighters is $112,000.

80% of the firefighters in America are volunteers.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 10, 2015 11:41 PM (3myMJ)

149 142 I'm tired of the term "PC." It's way too benign for what it means and what it does.
Posted by: rrpjr at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (s/yC1)

how about linux?

used by a small minority of loud mouthed, self-righteous blowhards!

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:41 PM (4fPyM)

150 Instead of PC, it should be HO.

(Honesty Oppressor.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 10, 2015 11:41 PM (ntObR)

151 I'd poke that oriental in the pokey. Those orientals really know how to please. Luxurious.

Posted by: Trump at December 10, 2015 11:41 PM (3dOE/)

152 'A Message to You, Rudy...'

(By the way, Rudi was the name of the woman who got me fired from my last job.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 10, 2015 11:42 PM (ntObR)

153 Typically, when a stone age culture was introduced to iron, the results were less enlightening.


You gotta hand it to them, those Ethiopians didn't do too badly.

Posted by: Benito Mussolini at December 10, 2015 11:42 PM (RU5ki)

154 Who was the first guy to eat crawfish? Outa the Louisiana swamp? Hell, man, they look just like lobster only smaller.
Posted by: Ouija Jamma

****


But 'cept the mud bugs don't have big foreclaws.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:43 PM (NeFrd)

155 Posted by: Iasonas at December 10, 2015 11:38 PM (DU875)

Jealous. If it's a 4001S I'm really jealous.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 10, 2015 11:43 PM (3myMJ)

156 Now discovering cheese...

Hey guys, I squeezed the boob juice out off this animal, kind of forgot about it for a few months and it got rotten and dried up and smells worse than my feet... how much you give me if I ate it?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 10, 2015 11:43 PM (T78UI)

157 119 Let's force Loretta Lynch to change her name because racial issues.
Posted by: Emmie at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (uEL2S)



Loretta? What should she change her name to, Laquisha?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:43 PM (oKE6c)

158 Iron takes a lot more effort than bronze to manufacture and shape, and if bronze works fine, why bother with iron unless it's really important?
Posted by: Colorado Alex


Nope.

Look up "bog iron."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 10, 2015 11:43 PM (9YDUz)

159 Alex: bronze requires copper and tin, which are not common metals. Iron is cheap - always has been, always will be.

We'll get a good book on why the Bronze Age collapsed, some day. The rising cost of equipping Bronze Age armies would seem like a good place to start...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 11:43 PM (6FqZa)

160 Learned what a Tap and Die set is today. Had to get one at Home Depot and use it to fix some collar screws.

I always thought Tap and Die was just a phrase for people who hated tap dancing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 10, 2015 11:44 PM (ntObR)

161 116 Hot women have the (proven) ability to lower the IQ of any man by 20-50 points within a radius of 12 feet or so.

Posted by: navybrat at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (Xodlv)



It's more than proven -- it's practically the basis of civilization.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2015 11:44 PM (EzgxV)

162 Damascus steel was, for a time, the best steel, and the best swords in the world. No one could figure out how they did it. There was a theory that there was carbide in the iron ore. Thus Damascus steel was the first carbide blade, and when that source of iron ore played out, no one could duplicate the results anywhere else.

At least that was a theory.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:44 PM (/jTz8)

163 Hey guys, I squeezed the boob juice out off this animal, kind of forgot about it for a few months and it got rotten and dried up and smells worse than my feet... how much you give me if I ate it?

Hey, this civet monkey shit wold probably make a great tasting tea.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 10, 2015 11:44 PM (RU5ki)

164 Never trust a woman named Rudolph

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:45 PM (voOPb)

165 First to eat eggs, pickles, cheese, crawfish.

We seem to be focusing on only the successes.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:45 PM (u5gzz)

166 Number 13 prison hottie just reeks of crazy.

She'd end up back in jail, and so would you!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 10, 2015 11:45 PM (fC9RO)

167 "I'm still eating this" "Is this good?"
Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:34 PM (qUNWi)

That sounds just like our friend (30 something) who stopped by one summer day while we were munching on home grown and made pickles. He said he'd never eaten a pickle in his life. Well, he does now.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 10, 2015 11:45 PM (GzDYP)

168 MH, actually her name was Roudabeh. Her friends (of which I wasn't one) were allowed to call her Rudi.

Born in 1979, of Persian extraction.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 10, 2015 11:45 PM (ntObR)

169 143 Iron takes a lot more effort than bronze to manufacture and shape, and if bronze works fine, why bother with iron unless it's really important?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (fC9RO)




Scene: a pre-historic battlefield.

Oog swings his bronze sword and hits Yog's iron sword. Oog's sword shatters or bends. Yog sticks his sword up Oog's ass.

Upshot: Oog's compatriots suddenly become huge fans of metallurgy.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:46 PM (oKE6c)

170 The first guy to eat Hemlock?


Hemlock.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:46 PM (qUNWi)

171 So on Tuesday I bought a Rickenbacker bass from a thrift store for a grand.

That's some good news I guess.




Posted by: Iasonas at December 10, 2015 11:38 PM



What model/year?

Posted by: otho at December 10, 2015 11:46 PM (EWg9n)

172 We seem to be focusing on only the successes.
---
Okay, I'll bring up lutefisk

Posted by: Methos at December 10, 2015 11:46 PM (ZbV+0)

173 First to eat eggs, pickles, cheese, crawfish.

We seem to be focusing on only the successes.

--

History is written by the people who survived it.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:47 PM (/jTz8)

174 I always thought Tap and Die was just a phrase for people who hated tap dancing.

It originally referred to the halftime show at Roman gladiatorial contests.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 10, 2015 11:47 PM (RU5ki)

175 Iron takes a lot more effort than bronze to
manufacture and shape, and if bronze works fine, why bother with iron
unless it's really important?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (fC9RO)
Iron was relatively cheap and plentiful (and inferior) when discovered, and was so for a thousand+ years.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 10, 2015 11:47 PM (T78UI)

176 137 So on Tuesday I bought a Rickenbacker bass from a thrift store for a grand.

That's some good news I guess.

Posted by: Iasonas at December 10, 2015 11:38 PM (DU875)



Last time I was thinking about adding to my bass collection, I was thinking a Ricky for about four bills. They're a grand now?!?!? Shee-it.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2015 11:48 PM (EzgxV)

177 Okay, I'll bring up lutefisk

Sounds like someone deconstructing medieval musical instruments.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 10, 2015 11:48 PM (YJmuy)

178 Oog's compatriots suddenly become huge fans of metallurgy.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:46 PM (oKE6c)
-------
The early days of the arms race and military-industrial complexes.

Posted by: RioBravo at December 10, 2015 11:49 PM (NUqwG)

179 All right. I'm out. Endeavorate to perseverify!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 10, 2015 11:49 PM (NeFrd)

180 Some were able to figure out aerodynamic wing without someone else bringing to them. Boomerang.

Sowell has a valid point. Isolation results in an isolation of ideas. It's that there is no reason to reinvent the wheel if someone else has already done it. Thus the saying...

Posted by: simplemind at December 10, 2015 11:49 PM (BTnAK)

181 Remember, if a bad girl "relocates" for you, there's probably a state official who considers it "absconding from supervision."

Posted by: PabloD at December 10, 2015 11:49 PM (eOnMX)

182 Ahhh the old cod soaked in Draino placed on bread that didn't raise

Lutefisk

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:50 PM (voOPb)

183
I did watch the first season of "Orange Is The New Black".



"okay - you're stupid, you're gay, you're gay and violent, you're stupid and violent, you're stupid, you're violent, um..."

Sat through a few eps against my will. Found precisely zero characters to be sympathetic. To hell with that show.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (m9V0o)









But....but.....Laura Prepon's boobies!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2015 11:50 PM (o98Jz)

184 All right. I'm out. Endeavorate to perseverify!

With this thread we should all be so lucky.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:50 PM (qUNWi)

185 Heeeey, guysh (hic)! I ffffoun' some old honey ovr therrrr...(hic)...an' it's gooooood!

(Fermented honey was probably the first alcoholic beverage humanity drank...)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 10, 2015 11:50 PM (m9V0o)

186 First to eat eggs, pickles, cheese, crawfish.



We seem to be focusing on only the successes.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:45 PM (u5gzz)

Try out these angel trumpets flowers... give you a freaky buzz...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 10, 2015 11:51 PM (T78UI)

187 Alex: bronze requires copper and tin, which are not common metals. Iron is cheap - always has been, always will be.

We'll get a good book on why the Bronze Age collapsed, some day. The rising cost of equipping Bronze Age armies would seem like a good place to start...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 10, 2015 11:43 PM (6FqZa)


Copper and tin may be rarer, but are easier to work with, especially with primitive tools.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 10, 2015 11:51 PM (fC9RO)

188 I want to know who was the first to try licking a toad.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 10, 2015 11:51 PM (RU5ki)

189 Never trust a woman named Rudolph
Especially if she glows.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2015 11:52 PM (QSnYu)

190 Roudabeth the Red Nosed Persian Bitch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:52 PM (voOPb)

191 Who was the first person to eat a fish?

I mean seriously have you ever seen those things?

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:52 PM (qUNWi)

192 152 142 I'm tired of the term "PC." It's way too benign for what it means and what it does.
Posted by: rrpjr at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (s/yC1)

how about linux?

used by a small minority of loud mouthed, self-righteous blowhards!

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:41 PM (4fPyM)




Soon to be a majority. Win10 is a loser, and Linux Mint may be the easy-to-use solution that snags its market share.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2015 11:53 PM (EzgxV)

193 In passing, I should note that today is the anniversary of Emily Dickinson's birth.

Little known fact: Any of Dickinson's poems can be sung to the tune of 'The Yellow Rose of Texas'

Example, give it a try:

A thought went up my mind to-day
That I have had before,
But did not finish - some way back,
I could not fix the year.

Nor where it went, nor why it came
The second time to me,
Nor definitely what it was,
Have I the art to say.

But somewhere in my soul, I know
I've met the thing before;
It just reminded me - 't was all -
And came my way no more.

- Dickinson ("A Thought Went Up My Mind To-day")

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 10, 2015 11:53 PM (9mTYi)

194 Copper and tin may be rarer, but are easier to work with, especially with primitive tools.

And the easy tin deposits weren't common. The Phoenician trading empire was based upon maintaining its monopoly for centuries (likely in Spain).

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 10, 2015 11:53 PM (m9V0o)

195 First to eat eggs, pickles, cheese, crawfish.

Here, hold my fermented honey...

Posted by: Caveman Ogg at December 10, 2015 11:53 PM (RU5ki)

196 MH, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 10, 2015 11:54 PM (ntObR)

197 How about cooking the foodstuffs? What would give you the idea to try that the first time? Finding something shriveled up by the sun tasted better than raw?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 10, 2015 11:55 PM (GzDYP)

198 Who was the first guy to lick a toad?

Ok, maybe he picked it up and his fingers got sticky.. and he licked his fingers. Or maybe they just ate the toad. Nope, can't imagine it.

Magic mushrooms, religious experience.
Witchcraft, spells and curses.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:55 PM (/jTz8)

199 Soon to be a majority. Win10 is a loser, and Linux Mint may be the easy-to-use solution that snags its market share.

Still holding out for Linux Bacon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 10, 2015 11:55 PM (YJmuy)

200 Living isn't rocket science.

When someone tries to hurt you, you can either run away or try to stop them hurting you.

If you constantly run away they will continue to hurt you. If you can find something that will stop them hurting you, it may stop them permanently.

Unless you can relocate, ignoring the problem will not help. Blaming others will not help.

This doesn't mean you're allowed to hurt or attack people who look like the people/persons hurting you but it does allow you to be leery around them and to stay away from them. And if possible deny them the freedom to get nearer to you or to help those hurting you.

This is kindergarten reasoning and only because of liberal PC insanity has it become difficult and people overreacting to rational solutions.

For one we need to turn off those who declare that insane actions or inactions will solve the problem.

MFM delenda est

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 10, 2015 11:56 PM (Xo1Rt)

201
Sowell has a valid point. Isolation results in
an isolation of ideas. It's that there is no reason to reinvent the
wheel if someone else has already done it. Thus the saying...



... read the literature?


Or as I used to say to my grad students, "Many an hour in the library has been saved by a few months in the lab."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:56 PM (oKE6c)

202
And the easy tin deposits weren't common. The Phoenician trading empire was based upon maintaining its monopoly for centuries (likely in Spain).


Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at December 10, 2015 11:53 PM (m9V0o)


Prehistoric and ancient trading networks were much more extensive than people realize. Even if copper and tin are more expensive to purchase from Phoenician traders, if the cost is balanced out by less cost to turn them into bronze artifacts, then it makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 10, 2015 11:56 PM (fC9RO)

203 Smoke this weed? Shoot up these flowers? Add what to Water? Hops?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 10, 2015 11:57 PM (voOPb)

204 Jay, what do you teach?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 10, 2015 11:57 PM (ntObR)

205 Ya, I was only four minutes behind Cicero.

Slow, and usually too late, I am.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:57 PM (/jTz8)

206 10 days on the job and making the top tier pay for firefighters? What a crock. New Yorkers only have themselves to blame.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 10, 2015 11:57 PM (KlVdw)

207 Several bog mummies were found with the remnants of barbecue sandwiches in their hands.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at December 10, 2015 11:57 PM (u5gzz)

208 Great Britain was called the Tin Isles for a reason.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 10, 2015 11:58 PM (9YDUz)

209 Alex: bronze requires copper and tin, which are not common metals. Iron is cheap - always has been, always will be.


Copper is dead easy to smelt, and in fact occurs in some deposits as the native metal. It's relatively pretty abundant.


Tin is, as you say, not common.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:58 PM (oKE6c)

210 202 Soon to be a majority. Win10 is a loser, and Linux Mint may be the easy-to-use solution that snags its market share.

Still holding out for Linux Bacon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 10, 2015 11:55 PM (YJmuy)



*runs to jot down business opportunity*

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2015 11:59 PM (EzgxV)

211 207 Jay, what do you teach?
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 10, 2015 11:57 PM (ntObR)



Chemistry.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:59 PM (oKE6c)

212 I would gladly pay Tuesday for a hit of that toad today.

Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2015 11:59 PM (qUNWi)

213 I would think that a lot of the buzz foods were found and propagated early. Been suggested that 'civilization' started when mash was perfected and somebody had to tend the crops so the nomad built a hut, stayed there all summer, harvested his grain, made 'beer', stayed there all winter drinking it and did it again and again... traded surplus beer with those who stayed nomad for meat... maybe a beer for a shiny rock that he traded with the daughter of his neighbor for something else.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 11, 2015 12:00 AM (T78UI)

214 Linux Mint is the first Linux distro that ever worked for me out of the "box" (actually a download)

It worked at two levels.

1. it worked in the removable memory stick so I could try it out.
2. it worked for me in my removable hard drive (so much faster)
3. It will be my go to OS when either this computer dies or I can't access the web anymore because my os is so obsolete.


And it retains the tried and true user interface we were trained by repetition over time to become used to and which MS in it's wisdom decided to trash.

I've heard of new software breaking old code but this is the first time I've heard of new software breaking the user code.

Eff Micro Duh.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 11, 2015 12:00 AM (Xo1Rt)

215 It is one of my recurring thoughts; the first guy to figure something out.

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 10, 2015 11:22 PM (/jTz


Oysters. Who first decided that what is inside after opening what is basically an ocean rock is edible? And just because birds crack open oyster shells doesn't mean everything they eat is good for humans. But whomever that guy was (and it was a guy, not too many women in the 'here, hold mah beer and watch this' crowd), I'd buy him an adult beverage and a dozen on the half shell.

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 12:02 AM (5JTgA)

216 It is believed by some that cultivation of grain was primarily driven by the desire to brew beer. well the desire to drink beer.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 11, 2015 12:02 AM (Xo1Rt)

217 Just read of GOPe convention rule 40(b). The Romneyites changed it, to to ace out Ron Paul (they were assuming they might win, and Ron Paul would challenge Romney in '16).

Anyway rule 40(b) states that for a candidate to be placed in nomination, he must have a majority of the delegates from at least 8 states. It used to state only a plurality of delegates from 5 states.

So you could have a situation where a candidate has plurality of all the delegates, but does not meet the 40(b) threshold. The early states are required to be proportional, while the later states (March 15th is the deadline, I think) can be winner take all.

This could be a possible opening for shenanigans.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at December 11, 2015 12:03 AM (dvuhZ)

218 >>>By my calculations if we nuked the polar ice caps on Mars we would make an ocean of 36 feet deep across the whole planet.

This sounds like a job for President Donald J. Trump.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 11, 2015 12:03 AM (IN7k+)

219 My son is having a bear of time with Chemistry this year. To hear him tell it he has to be the dumbest guy on the planet.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:03 AM (l3vZN)

220 Iron takes a lot more effort than bronze to manufacture and shape, and if bronze works fine, why bother with iron unless it's really important?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (fC9RO)


Yup, totes!

Posted by: The Hittites at December 11, 2015 12:04 AM (vBeA5)

221 Copper is dead easy to smelt, and in fact occurs in some deposits as the native metal. It's relatively pretty abundant.


Tin is, as you say, not common.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:58 PM (oKE6c)

They have found copper 'nuggets' weighing thousands pounds in Michigan. So much iron it throws compasses off. Don't know if they have and tin.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 11, 2015 12:04 AM (T78UI)

222 Steve you're welcome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 11, 2015 12:05 AM (voOPb)

223 Reason for Incarceration: Drugs, Felony Possession of a Firearm

"I'd love to be swept off my feet."

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:06 AM (qUNWi)

224 My son is having a bear of time with Chemistry this year. To hear him tell it he has to be the dumbest guy on the planet.

Pretty sure I've got him beat.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 12:07 AM (YJmuy)

225 Oyster shells were first collected for the shiny parts and later discovered that the contents could be eaten without a lot of distress.

Posted by: navybrat at December 11, 2015 12:07 AM (ETxiG)

226 Reason for Incarceration: Burglary, Assault

"I love to put a smile on someone's face."

You know, or knock their teeth out.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 11, 2015 12:08 AM (fC9RO)

227 Pretty sure I've got him beat.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
-------------

I sense that we are in a "Take a number" situation.

*grabs a number ticket, takes a seat*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2015 12:08 AM (9mTYi)

228 Used Rickenbackers usually go for around $1,600 from what I've seen.

The thrift store had it listed for $1,299. But the day I was there they happened to have an extra 25% off sale.

It's a 4003 JG model made in 1985. Really good condition too. Just got it back from my tech today and it looks almost new.

Posted by: Iasonas at December 11, 2015 12:09 AM (DU875)

229 My son is having a bear of time with Chemistry this year. To hear him tell it he has to be the dumbest guy on the planet.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:03 AM (l3vZN)


That can happen with bad chemistry teachers.

What grade?

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 11, 2015 12:09 AM (vBeA5)

230 Look at the bright side, we aren't eating carrion any more.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:09 AM (l3vZN)

231 Chemistry is easy.

You just have to add up the valences and divide by two.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:09 AM (qUNWi)

232 Hat: 3rd year college, Chem major

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:10 AM (l3vZN)

233 Look at the bright side, we aren't eating carrion any more.

Posted by: Jinx
-----------------

Except in Boston.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2015 12:10 AM (9mTYi)

234 Endeavors? I want the POS POTUS telling the world he has the AoS contained

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, he's just a crazy Italian who drove a red sports car at December 11, 2015 12:11 AM (voOPb)

235 Hat: 3rd year college, Chem major

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:10 AM (l3vZN)


Which part of chemistry? Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical, &c.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 11, 2015 12:11 AM (vBeA5)

236 He is taking Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry this semester.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:12 AM (l3vZN)

237 222 My son is having a bear of time with Chemistry this year. To hear him tell it he has to be the dumbest guy on the planet.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:03 AM (l3vZN)



Nah. Chemistry isn't actually very hard. It's just poorly taught for the most part, which is why students have trouble with it. (Math is even worse for lousy teaching.)

The problem is that lecturers (either pedagogically challenged or intellectually pretentious ones) start off with a totally rigorous approach and then deduce the consequences. The human mind does not work that way, and in fact the original researchers didn't operate that way. They observed specific cases, constructed hypotheses, tested them, and later generalized them into the crap that those lecturers present.

Chemistry isn't about the wave equation. It's about why some things are blue, some stink, some are gases, others liquids, still others solids, some burn, some don't, some are pulled into magnetic fields, some are pushed out, and trying to figure how a consistent conceptual framework to understand these observations and predict the results of experiments yet to be performed.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 12:12 AM (oKE6c)

238 lol MisHum.

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:12 AM (zyIlW)

239 "Nova : Secrets of the Viking Sword"
pretty interesting.

Richard Furrer - Door County Forgeworks did a recreation of crucible steel using techniques that were available in medieval Europe.

54 minutes - I think this is the one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6woycxQzA0

Posted by: Ouija Jamma at December 11, 2015 12:14 AM (/jTz8)

240 Chemistry isn't about the wave equation. It's about why some things are blue, some stink, some are gases, others liquids, still others solids, some burn, some don't, some are pulled into magnetic fields, some are pushed out, and trying to figure how a consistent conceptual framework to understand these observations and predict the results of experiments yet to be performed.

Jay...I have a question. Why isn't everything clear like glass?

Why is one solid clear and another solid opaque?

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:16 AM (qUNWi)

241 Were any of those hot prison chicks chemists?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:17 AM (l3vZN)

242 217 Linux Mint is the first Linux distro that ever worked for me out of the "box" (actually a download)

It worked at two levels.

1. it worked in the removable memory stick so I could try it out.
2. it worked for me in my removable hard drive (so much faster)
3. It will be my go to OS when either this computer dies or I can't access the web anymore because my os is so obsolete.


And it retains the tried and true user interface we were trained by repetition over time to become used to and which MS in it's wisdom decided to trash.

I've heard of new software breaking old code but this is the first time I've heard of new software breaking the user code.

Eff Micro Duh.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 11, 2015 12:00 AM (Xo1Rt)



Mint is coming on strong just when Windows is flailing weakly about, and it has good roots. Mint is based on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian. It's solid, stable, has a wide variety of compatible software, is updated regularly, is secure, and has a buttload of drivers. Like you, I was impressed by its out-of-box user experience -- previous Linux distros made you memorize half a manual before you could achieve basic functionality....Mint is pretty damned similar to Win7 and you can mostly get-by having known Win7 without delving into the details.




But those details....whatever flavor of Linux you're running, you can dig into the OS as far as you want to the point of VCC or GND at specific points on the motherboard. You can talk to hardware without a driver or put together routable IP packets with protocols of your own. Or you can customize your user experience so that everything is an icon on your desktop.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:18 AM (EzgxV)

243 Heya cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:18 AM (zyIlW)

244 Why is one solid clear and another solid opaque?>>>

The better question is why does brown liquor give worse hangovers than clear liquor?

Posted by: Willy J. at December 11, 2015 12:18 AM (wHX4r)

245 I haven't found a flavor of linux yet that doesn't eventually require line commands. Line commands = average user poison.

Sorry, linux will never replace Windon't in our lifetimes.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 11, 2015 12:20 AM (9YDUz)

246 brown liquor = made from grains

clear liquor = made from fruits and veggies

Or so I understand it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2015 12:20 AM (ntObR)

247 Here's a funny crawdad story.

When I was in 5th grade we had a fish tank that we were supposed to take care of for the year. For some reason the teacher allowed the more, eh... rural, children to bring in some crawdad's that they'd caught in the creek. Hilarity and dead fish quickly ensued. There were a few fish left so the teacher told the boys to take out the crawdads and take them home. The boys argued that the one armed gimp of a crawdad was probably not causing too much trouble so he should stay.

The teacher agreed.

More hilarity ensued. That thing would divebomb the fish and grab at them with his one arm.

Then they took away the fish tank.

Posted by: Lauren at December 11, 2015 12:21 AM (Z/8dZ)

248 It's a 4003 JG model made in 1985. Really good condition too. Just got it back from my tech today and it looks almost new.




Posted by: Iasonas at December 11, 2015 12:09 AM



An '85 4003, huh? Not too shabby.

Posted by: otho at December 11, 2015 12:21 AM (EWg9n)

249 I hope Jay answers me. I would be awkward if he just shined me on.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:22 AM (qUNWi)

250 Hat: 3rd year college, Chem major



Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:10 AM (l3vZN)



I wish I could teach him. Our older son was struggling with multivariable calculus, and I was working with him on it over Skype. My wife doubted that that would work, but it did.


Here's a case in point of what I was talking about in teaching. In two minutes I taught my wife - whose lack of math skills is the stuff of legend - how to calculate resistance in series and parallel circuits.

Series: imagine a 100 ohm resistor. You cut it in half, and connect the two halves with a zero resistance wire. What's the resistance? Duh. Still 100 ohms, obviously.

Parallel: usually nasty, because people teach the old 1/Rtot = sum of the 1/Ri, which makes zero sense intuitively, and just seeing that equation makes my heart sink.

My approach? Work with conductances. Conductance is 1/R. The total conductance through parallel resistors is the sum of the individual conductances. Obvious, right? What's the total resistance? The inverse of the total conductance. (Which happens to be one over the sum of the inverses of the individual resistances, but I'll never tell.) Easy, right?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 12:22 AM (oKE6c)

251
brown liquor = made from grains



clear liquor = made from fruits and veggies>>>

But wine isn't clear and moonshine on the tv shows is.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 11, 2015 12:23 AM (wHX4r)

252 pedagogically challenged
Just because you hated your high school chem teacher, Jay, doesn't mean you can mock the guy because one foot was amputated. (Or even worse both!)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 11, 2015 12:24 AM (QSnYu)

253 He is taking Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry this semester.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:12 AM (l3vZN)


A lot of it depends on a good text book. Don't have my favorites at hand, but I'll put together a list of decentr recommendations. With P-chem it depends on which aspect (e.g. thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum), while analytics is more dependent on being able to thing things out.

The quickes suggestion I can give it to work with the T.A. if the Professor isn't competent. I had to do that as an undergrad. Even theough T.A.s are heavily burdoned, they are usually happy to help out.

Another suggestion is to pick up chemistry workbooks where they have solved problems that talk you through how they are solved.

Above all else, understand what the symbols and measurements actually mean, and and how the terms work out in the real world.

Posted by: The Chemical Hat at December 11, 2015 12:24 AM (vBeA5)

254 Were any of those hot prison chicks chemists?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:17 AM (l3vZN)

I would bet that chemistry played a big part of their lives.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at December 11, 2015 12:24 AM (5zyvn)

255 There was a tv competition show a few months ago I watched with 4 people forging weapons. The final 2 standing crafted the last blade at their home shop. Each challenge required a specific type of blade with a short history lesson.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 11, 2015 12:25 AM (GzDYP)

256 I could go for a hot chick who was into burglary.

Nothing to see there.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:26 AM (qUNWi)

257 Per wiki, moonshine is made with corn mash.

Last I checked, corn was a veggie, not a grain. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2015 12:26 AM (ntObR)

258 I thought white lightening was just corn liquor that hadn't been aged yet.

Posted by: Lauren at December 11, 2015 12:27 AM (Z/8dZ)

259 And wine is colored, but still clear most of the time from what I can tell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2015 12:27 AM (ntObR)

260 Soon to be a majority. Win10 is a loser, and Linux Mint may be the easy-to-use solution that snags its market share.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2015 11:53 PM (EzgxV)


One of my main machines runs Windows 10 while the other runs Linux Mint 17.3. I like them both and am trying to explain to my wife why I really, really need one of those $4,500 Macs with the 4K monitors.

I'm a non-combatant in the OS wars. While I love Linux Mint (I had to use a variety of Linux flavors for work), there's just some Windows and Mac software that doesn't have a Linux equivalent.

One of my biggest reasons for not using Linux 90% of the time is the lack of a good email client. Thunderbird just doesn't cut it no matter how many extensions I slap on it. Even Mozilla is trying to unload Thunderbird development to someone else.

That said, the Internet runs on Linux. Windows or Apple isn't going to change that fact for a long time, ever.

Posted by: Eleanor Roosevelt at December 11, 2015 12:27 AM (dPpmC)

261 It's all clear after you're done renting it.


high five anybody?

Jay left me hanging.....

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:28 AM (qUNWi)

262 I was absolutely floored at the cost of the texts. Even used at the bookstore they were several hundred dollars.

He made some arrangement for them.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:28 AM (l3vZN)

263 Forged in Fire...
http://www.history.ca/forged-in-fire/

Yes, I was disappointed it was only 6 or so episodes.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 11, 2015 12:28 AM (QSnYu)

264 246 Heya cooth.

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:18 AM (zyIlW)



Howdy, howdy!!!



So, the fiancee's company is going to have this big gift-exchange thing, where you're supposed to do a secret-Santa for a designated person, but then later people can swap for prior gifts from the ones they received.....and presiding over it will be http://www.tfaw.com /Toys/Profile/Cthulhu-Plush-Santa-Cthulhu ___23561/?pagemode=popup&from=profile from my personal collection. After all, the situation just cries for an Elder God, Lord of Chaos, to supervise.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

265 I get first for the first time in ages... and no accolades? At least I have the glory. And didn't say "foist!"

Watching Man in the High Castle, an SS officer reminded me of the principal in Ferris Bueller (also Spike in Stay Tuned). I knew it wasn't the same actor, but they do look alike. Sorta. In their iMDB photos, you have to roll Jones back to his Bueller age, and shave and make serious looking Zahara. Sorta.

Jeff Jones (Ed Rooney)
http://bit.ly/imdb-jjones

Alex Zahara (SS hole)
http://bit.ly/imdb-alex-zahara

And that's my Cogent Observation for this evening.

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - well, then at December 11, 2015 12:31 AM (HDCbD)

266 Of to the arms of Morpheus.

Thank you all for the conversation tonight.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:31 AM (l3vZN)

267 Back in the 80s IIRC there was some prison documentary.Anyways they had a guy on that got busted for making Meth. He went through the basic steps of the chemistry. They ended with you sit by the cooking pot and drink cans of beer. As you finish each one throw it in the pot. When the 12 pack is gone the meth is ready. Never ever had an interest in trying that drug after that (well I never knew about it before so the interest wasn't there then either)

Posted by: Willy J. at December 11, 2015 12:31 AM (wHX4r)

268 Gee. Everyone's left?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 11, 2015 12:31 AM (QSnYu)

269 248 I haven't found a flavor of linux yet that doesn't eventually require line commands. Line commands = average user poison.

Sorry, linux will never replace Windon't in our lifetimes.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 11, 2015 12:20 AM (9YDUz)



Mint is very, very close. As in, I've been abusing my Mint systems since I booted them, and I only rarely throw a shell. Not like the CentOS, Kali, Raspbian, and Ubuntu systems, where I throw a shell all the time.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

270 I was absolutely floored at the cost of the texts. Even used at the bookstore they were several hundred dollars.

He made some arrangement for them.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:28 AM (l3vZN)


Some texts are worth it, though.

Posted by: The Chemical Hat at December 11, 2015 12:34 AM (vBeA5)

271 My high school chemistry nightmare: Teacher with a thick accent talking about "molarity, molality, and normality" and all three words sound exactly the same.

Posted by: Chuck C at December 11, 2015 12:34 AM (Yn+MY)

272 I'm only buying gifts for four people this year: kids and grandkids.

And Amazon will be doing all the gift-wrapping.

Makes shopping much easier.

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:34 AM (zyIlW)

273 249 brown liquor = made from grains

clear liquor = made from fruits and veggies

Or so I understand it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2015 12:20 AM (ntObR)



Brown = aged on wood; clear = filtered through charcoal. IIRC.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:34 AM (EzgxV)

274 Jay...I have a question. Why isn't everything clear like glass?



Why is one solid clear and another solid opaque?

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:16 AM (qUNWi)

Ah, good question! It cuts to the heart of how electromagnetic radiation (such as light) interacts with matter. You know how some sopranos can break a crystal glass by hitting a certain note? That's because that note excites a natural resonance frequency of the glass; the sound waves and the crystal glass are on the same page, zigging and zagging together, and one can transfer mechanical energy to the other.
That's sound. The same thing happens with electric fields, such as those associated with light. So when light of a given frequency impinges on a material, if that material has a natural resonance at that frequency, the material absorbs the light. If not, not, and the light passes on. If the material absorbs enough of the light, the material is opaque. If little or none, it's transparent.
It's kinda like a train station. If the train stops at that station, people can get off the train there. (The opaque or colored case.) If it doesn't, the train blows right on through, and nobody can get off. (The transparent case.)Not to be unduly boring (I love this stuff, so ...) but that absorption of light. There's also scattering of light, which I've passed over, and which is why the sky is blue and sunsets are red, but that's another boring rant.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 12:35 AM (oKE6c)

275 *Taunts Happy Fun Ball*

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 12:36 AM (zt+N6)

276 "eacher with a thick accent talking about "molarity, molality, and normality" and all three words sound exactly the same"

My high school chemistry teacher couldn't pronounce her own name.

Posted by: Lauren at December 11, 2015 12:37 AM (Z/8dZ)

277 Last I checked, corn was a veggie, not a grain. ;-)>>>

I like corn so I just assumed it was a grain I guess.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 11, 2015 12:37 AM (wHX4r)

278 #195

Linux is the desktop of tomorrow and always will be.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 12:37 AM (IdCqF)

279 Not boring at all Jay.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:37 AM (qUNWi)

280 271 Back in the 80s IIRC there was some prison documentary.Anyways they had a guy on that got busted for making Meth. He went through the basic steps of the chemistry. They ended with you sit by the cooking pot and drink cans of beer. As you finish each one throw it in the pot. When the 12 pack is gone the meth is ready.

Walter White would not approve of this technique.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 11, 2015 12:39 AM (GzDYP)

281 217 Linux Mint is the first Linux distro that ever worked for me out of the "box" (actually a download)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 11, 2015 12:00 AM (Xo1Rt)


I love it. It's beautiful, intuitive, and runs swimmingly on far less resources than Windows or Apple requires. My 88-year old mother could install and use it.

The new 17.3 release is sweet. I also upgraded to the latest 3.19 kernel and my wireless Logitech mouse and keyboard finally play well with it.

I run several other flavors in virtual boxes but am sticking with Mint.

Posted by: Eleanor Roosevelt at December 11, 2015 12:39 AM (dPpmC)

282 264 Soon to be a majority. Win10 is a loser, and Linux Mint may be the easy-to-use solution that snags its market share.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2015 11:53 PM (EzgxV)

One of my main machines runs Windows 10 while the other runs Linux Mint 17.3. I like them both and am trying to explain to my wife why I really, really need one of those $4,500 Macs with the 4K monitors.

I'm a non-combatant in the OS wars. While I love Linux Mint (I had to use a variety of Linux flavors for work), there's just some Windows and Mac software that doesn't have a Linux equivalent.

One of my biggest reasons for not using Linux 90% of the time is the lack of a good email client. Thunderbird just doesn't cut it no matter how many extensions I slap on it. Even Mozilla is trying to unload Thunderbird development to someone else.

That said, the Internet runs on Linux. Windows or Apple isn't going to change that fact for a long time, ever.

Posted by: Eleanor Roosevelt at December 11, 2015 12:27 AM (dPpmC)



It should also be noted that OSX is Linux in disguise. Apple is running a branded Linux distro.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

283 Ah, good question! It cuts to the heart of how electromagnetic radiation (such as light) interacts with matter.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 12:35 AM (oKE6c)


Also, transitions between energy levels. One of the reasons that peple want to detect certain particles with huge vats of water with gadolinium...

Posted by: The Lanthanide Hat at December 11, 2015 12:41 AM (vBeA5)

284 The new 17.3 release is sweet. I also upgraded to the latest 3.19 kernel
and my wireless Logitech mouse and keyboard finally play well with it.


All those words scare me.

Well, not 'Logitech,' that's okay.

Posted by: Methos at December 11, 2015 12:41 AM (ZbV+0)

285 286 Not boring at all Jay.
Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:37 AM (qUNWi)



Thanks. I hope that made sense. It's hard to explain in a few sentences.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 12:42 AM (oKE6c)

286 #269

Zahara's resume includes an adaptation of the Jack Kirby Marvel series The Eternals.

This had completely evaded my notice
http://tinyurl.com/za8gwyg

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 12:42 AM (IdCqF)

287 Makes shopping much easier.
Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:34 AM (zyIlW)

****

I only have the College Sophomore kidlet, and we pretend that the check she gets every month is a Christmas gift in December, plus an extra gift card because I suck at buying anything for a 19 y/o girl.

It works for us.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 12:43 AM (PXt4V)

288 275 Nobody's left. ;(

Posted by: Yeah, Bite moi at December 11, 2015 12:32 AM (FgHBP)



Nobody wants to engage in conversation with someone who won't be around for very long, Ira.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:44 AM (EzgxV)

289
Thanks. I hope that made sense. It's hard to explain in a few sentences.


Hard to grasp.

By resonance of the solid do you mean the "vibration" of the atoms or the resonance of the outer electron shells?

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:44 AM (qUNWi)

290 Also, transitions between energy levels. One of the reasons that peple want to detect certain particles with huge vats of water with gadolinium...
Posted by: The Lanthanide Hat at December 11, 2015 12:41 AM (vBeA5)



Yep. I didn't get into the bound states, guitar strings, harmonics, and all that, for fear Pixy (and the unfortunates reading it) would stroke out.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 12:44 AM (oKE6c)

291 It's like every place I go, the wimmin want money.

Is that all there is to wimmin?>>>

There's more to them and when you get enough money they'll show you.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 11, 2015 12:44 AM (wHX4r)

292 Gift cards work for my daughters.

Toys for the babies.

Noisier the better

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:44 AM (zyIlW)

293 Toys for the babies.

Noisier the better
Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:44 AM (zyIlW)

****

I await the day I can buy drums for grandkids, cuz my daughter was way into marching band and I heard that from her for years.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 12:46 AM (PXt4V)

294 #290

Not true. There is not a shred of the Linux code base in Darwin. It is derived from BSD, a Unix variant that predates Linux. Mac OS X is essentially NeXTSteP, which predates Linux by several years, with an API layer added for existing Mac OS developers to use.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 12:47 AM (IdCqF)

295 I still don't understand why some people don't eat the 'heel' of a loaf of bread.

It's the same thing all the way through.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 11, 2015 12:47 AM (9YDUz)

296 285 #195

Linux is the desktop of tomorrow and always will be.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 12:37 AM (IdCqF)




Whereas Linux is the guts of every router and Mac out there.... Why is it that people continue to put-up-with such a half-assed job for user interfaces when it is clear that the back-end is solid? Again, Mint is as slick as I've seen (if I don't count the Apple-verse).....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:48 AM (EzgxV)

297 I still don't understand why some people don't eat the 'heel' of a loaf of bread.

It's the same thing all the way through.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 11, 2015 12:47 AM (9YDUz)

*****

I don't, cuz I find them to be crusty and dry.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 12:48 AM (PXt4V)

298 It should also be noted that OSX is Linux in disguise. Apple is running a branded Linux distro.

When did they switch off of FreeBSD?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 12:48 AM (YJmuy)

299 My sympathies, MWNP.

Drums for grandkids.

Hmmm...

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:49 AM (zyIlW)

300 I think I have purchased more gifts for my dogs than my people this year. Wonder if they'll notice?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 11, 2015 12:50 AM (GzDYP)

301 290 It should also be noted that OSX is Linux in disguise. Apple is running a branded Linux distro.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

Yes, and I bet Bill Gates is kicking himself for not doing the same thing.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at December 11, 2015 12:50 AM (dPpmC)

302 Drums for grandkids.

Hmmm...
Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:49 AM (zyIlW)

*****

Gots to be real drums. Not a synthesized electronic kind that can be fed through headphones.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 12:50 AM (PXt4V)

303 281 *Taunts Happy Fun Ball*
Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 12:36 AM (zt+N6)

!!!POOF!!!

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 11, 2015 12:51 AM (+YMhA)

304 Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:40 AM (EzgxV)


Have you tried Geary? I don't know what you need in an email client, but it's what I've been using and really like it, if you haven't checked it out yet it might be worth a try.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 11, 2015 12:51 AM (oAXpw)

305 307 I still don't understand why some people don't eat the 'heel' of a loaf of bread.

It's the same thing all the way through.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 11, 2015 12:47 AM (9YDUz)

*****

I don't, cuz I find them to be crusty and dry.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 12:48 AM (PXt4V)

Silly, that's the part you rip into pieces and make into Turkey stuffing.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 11, 2015 12:52 AM (+YMhA)

306 301 Gift cards work for my daughters.

Toys for the babies.

Noisier the better

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:44 AM (zyIlW)



Did I ever mention the time we gave the godkids back at the Jelly-Belly factory, where they give free tours with samples....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:52 AM (EzgxV)

307 Silly, that's the part you rip into pieces and make into Turkey stuffing.
Posted by: tcn in AK at December 11, 2015 12:52 AM (+YMhA)

*****

Yep, that'll do.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 12:52 AM (PXt4V)

308 One son played sax, one played bugle. Our daughter draws.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 11, 2015 12:53 AM (GzDYP)

309 "Is that all there is to wimmin?"

Maybe.

Posted by: navybrat at December 11, 2015 12:53 AM (ETxiG)

310 One son played sax, one played bugle. Our daughter draws.
Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 11, 2015 12:53 AM (GzDYP)

****

My daughter was Tenor Sax. Sucked for the first two years, until she got good.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 12:54 AM (PXt4V)

311 303 #290

Not true. There is not a shred of the Linux code base in Darwin. It is derived from BSD, a Unix variant that predates Linux. Mac OS X is essentially NeXTSteP, which predates Linux by several years, with an API layer added for existing Mac OS developers to use.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 12:47 AM (IdCqF)




Legally, perhaps -- functionally, nope. Apple takes all the security bugfixes from Linux and patches their kernel and core utilities.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 12:55 AM (EzgxV)

312 Hard to grasp.



By resonance of the solid do you mean the "vibration" of the atoms or the resonance of the outer electron shells?

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 12:44 AM (qUNWi)

Yeah, I apologize. It was the better part of a month's lectures mooshed into a few sentences.
By resonance in the context I mean a natural frequency of the electron cloud of the constituent atoms, rather than a vibration of the atoms themselves (i.e., the nuclei). This is pretty rough and ready (any physicists/chemists reading this please bear with me), but is close enough for our purposes.
Think of it this way: a molecule (e.g., H2O) consists of a framework of positively charged nuclei with a bunch of negatively charged electrons sloshing over that framework, rather like water in a tray. If you shake the tray at some frequencies, nothing happens overall, because (to shift metaphors a bit) some zigs coincide with zags. You put energy into the system (by shaking the tray), the system later returns the energy. No net energy transfer. (Very much like impedances and such, if you're familiar with that.)

But ... if you shake the tray at just the right frequency, the waves in the water get bigger and bigger, because each shake reinforces the previous one. That's the resonance frequency, and it results in energy transfer (i.e., absorption of light, in our case). It's just like pushing a kid on a swing; to propel him higher and higher, you have to push at a certain time. Randomly timed pushes have no net effect.
Does that help?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 12:56 AM (oKE6c)

313 TL ; DR

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 12:56 AM (PXt4V)

314 Same here, MWNP, First few months were um, well, awful.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 11, 2015 12:56 AM (GzDYP)

315 On why some things are clear and others aren't. Think of it like a forest of trees. The trees are always opaque but the thing that needs to get from the from to the back is running in a set wave. The longer the wave the more likely it hits a tree. The shorter a wave is the more likely it misses all the trees. Then only the density of the trees in the forest and the distance from the front to the back matter to how much light gets through. And no I have no clue how to explain what a tree is in this atomic forest beyond the rings of electrons in an an atom. Dense stuff has a lot of electrons lighter stuff has fewer. Which is why X-rays pass thru the forest better than visible light.

Posted by: Willy J. at December 11, 2015 12:57 AM (wHX4r)

316 I don't know if it's been said yet, but that's not real toad in the hole in that article. Real toad in the hole is English sausages (or spam if you're doing the WW2 era version) baked into a Yorkshire pudding and served with onion gravy.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 12:58 AM (/FOB4)

317 heh cooth.

Nothing like having them run around like little crackheads right after bags of sugar and handing them off to the parents.

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:59 AM (zyIlW)

318 Gonna call it a night folks, thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 11, 2015 12:59 AM (ntObR)

319 Were any of those hot prison chicks chemists?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 11, 2015 12:17 AM (l3vZN)


#26 Tina Alderman apparently was an amateur hobbyist.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 11, 2015 01:00 AM (fC9RO)

320 #306

Right of the top, it involves asking 95% of the consumer market to think about something they don't care about and cannot be made to care about. They buy the machine and OS as a single thing.

One thing a lot of tech people don't get is that most consumers have entirely different priorities from theirs. Tech people hated Clippy but I've lot count of the number of office workers who complained when the particular animated agent they liked went away with an Office upgrade. Similarly, Bob tested great with non-technical users. It was overambitious for the hardware but the major reason it failed was the tech press taking it as a direct insult to them when they weren't the target audience.

The other problem is the sociopath issue. The number of people who are impassioned about Linux who you would never want representing you in any way, shape, or form far outnumber the Linux folks who are presentable and can engage with normal humans.

It's better than the days when I was told to recompile the kernel if I wanted sound card support but a lot of bridges were burned along the way.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 01:00 AM (IdCqF)

321 314 Have you tried Geary? I don't know what you need in an email client, but it's what I've been using and really like it, if you haven't checked it out yet it might be worth a try.
Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 11, 2015 12:51 AM (oAXpw)


Thanks--I've never even heard of Geary. I know what I'm doing tomorrow. If it handles IMAP and is as good as it looks in the video, I'm all for using Mint as my primary machine.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at December 11, 2015 01:02 AM (dPpmC)

322 The other problem is the sociopath issue. The number of people who are
impassioned about Linux who you would never want representing you in any
way, shape, or form far outnumber the Linux folks who are presentable
and can engage with normal humans.


I resent that.

I won't deny it.

But I do resent it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:02 AM (YJmuy)

323 308 It should also be noted that OSX is Linux in disguise. Apple is running a branded Linux distro.

When did they switch off of FreeBSD?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 12:48 AM (YJmuy)



Apple's OSX is a branded, proprietary, Unix-derived OS that they maintain in a branded, proprietary fashion. That said, they snarf concepts and utilities from BSD and Linux as fast as they can, and since BSD is moribund, this has meant that they've been increasingly Linux-focused over the years. I don't know of any recent analyses that show how much of their FrankenKernel comes from where, but I'd be surprised if it were >50% BSD at this point.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:02 AM (EzgxV)

324 Corn can be a grain, depending on when you lived.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 11, 2015 01:03 AM (fC9RO)

325 Corn can be a grain, depending on when you lived.
Posted by: Colorado Alex

It can be made into grain alcohol.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 01:04 AM (/FOB4)

326 But ... if you shake the tray at just the right frequency, the waves in the water get bigger and bigger, because each shake reinforces the previous one. That's the resonance frequency, and it results in energy transfer (i.e., absorption of light, in our case). It's just like pushing a kid on a swing; to propel him higher and higher, you have to push at a certain time. Randomly timed pushes have no net effect.
Does that help?


So water is clear because H2O (electron field) has a random frequency so does not synch up with any passing light waves' frequencies?

I understand you're trying to nutshell this. No worries.

I love that I can talk to a chem prof here. I love this place.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 01:06 AM (qUNWi)

327 Jay - About that 'conductance' thing, tell me moh.

Posted by: Siemens at December 11, 2015 01:06 AM (9mTYi)

328 It can be made into grain alcohol.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 01:04 AM (/FOB4)


"corn" at least in the past was used to refer to any cereal. Adam Smith uses it extensively in The Wealth of Nations.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 11, 2015 01:06 AM (fC9RO)

329 Corn is a grain.

...and a vegetable.

...but botanically, it is a fruit.

So there's that. All hail corn. Hulls of indigestible whatever.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)

330 340 Corn is a grain.

...and a vegetable.

...but botanically, it is a fruit.

So there's that. All hail corn. Hulls of indigestible whatever.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)




Aren't you supposed to be posting some pictures?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:08 AM (EzgxV)

331 Corn is a grass.
Modified grass.

Posted by: navybrat at December 11, 2015 01:09 AM (ETxiG)

332 Nope. I'm napping in my chair.

*shoos cthulhu*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 01:09 AM (OQ9R7)

333 We call corn....Maize.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 01:10 AM (qUNWi)

334 Mighty, mighty pleasin
Pappy's corn squeezin's
https://youtu.be/WE5pM1HXxlI

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 01:10 AM (/FOB4)

335 See? Corn is a grass, as well. It is a Wunder-Something.

...and I've written my last ad for corn.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 01:10 AM (OQ9R7)

336
Bread crusts/heels - perfectly fine toasted, even better with saucy/hearty main dishes for dipping.

Alton Brown - saw he was a gun nut way back on a gun forum. Plastic EBR (Evil Black Rifle) guy, I believe (and as the photo would indicate).

Was toying with finally getting an EBR m'sef recently, finally started some self-edumucation (I could barely RO a shooter at the rifle matches with an AR - wasn't sure exactly how they needed to render them safe other than showing an empty chamber and dropping the mag). Then San Berdoo. But doesn't look like much of a panic setting in.

It's CA, though. The idiocy and lawlessness here are robust, and thus who knows, I might be a "panic" buyer soon.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:11 AM (QDnY+)

337 Corn is also a C4 plant


Thus ending my knowledge of corn.

Posted by: Lauren at December 11, 2015 01:11 AM (Z/8dZ)

338 343 Nope. I'm napping in my chair.

*shoos cthulhu*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 01:09 AM (OQ9R7)



Are you looking forward to doing "man-on-the-street" interviews from the GOP Convention?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

339 Corn is a bush. A grits bush. Everyone in the South knows that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2015 01:11 AM (9mTYi)

340 Corn is grass baby.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 01:12 AM (qUNWi)

341 I don't know of any recent analyses that show how much of their
FrankenKernel comes from where, but I'd be surprised if it were >50%
BSD at this point.


Well, the Darwin source code is available. I mean, if you were inclined to do such an analysis yourself.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:13 AM (YJmuy)

342 Alton Brown - saw he was a gun nut way back on a gun forum. Plastic EBR (Evil Black Rifle) guy, I believe (and as the photo would indicate).
Posted by: rhomboid

He's also openly a Christian.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 01:13 AM (/FOB4)

343 Corn is also a C4 plant>>>

You can make corn into C4?

Posted by: Willy J. at December 11, 2015 01:13 AM (wHX4r)

344 He's also openly a Christian.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig
------------

Probably a good idea to be armed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2015 01:13 AM (9mTYi)

345 #322

No, they don't, not at the kernel level that is the primary distinguishing aspect of a Unix derivative, because it wouldn't work. NOT THE SAME CODE BASE. Having structural similarities and implementations of the same shells may make it seem like the same thing but it isn't. This is why the SCO litigation came up years ago, because so many Unix variants were in existence that were easily learned if you knew any one but could be very different under the hood. This was part of the original intent of Unix and thus the name. The C code could be highly portable even though the binary produced depended entirely on the target hardware. If there was little or no support for local proprietary features an app could be recompiled to a new target and running quite quickly. If ATT didn't break up this might have carried a lot farther instead of the standards wars that broke out when it became a free for all just in time for small systems to add immense diversity to the issue.

Any patches that were compatible would be above the kernel level, where there could be versions of the same apps and such that have the same code in areas that aren't platform specific. You could the same thing with a patch for an app that ran on both Windows and Linux, if the code in question is entirely internal to the apps and doesn't involve any API calls. You'd still want different packages for distribution but the affected x86 code could be the same, especially if it came through the same compiler.

Also, the patch could be very similar if the app relied on a multi-platform API layer like #NET / Mono or several libraries that are used cross-platform.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 01:14 AM (IdCqF)

346 Col. Alex, I think "corn" referred to wheat in Adam Smith's time, in England. Could be wrong. In any case it most likely did NOT refer to what we now call corn, and they call maize, as it was a New World crop.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:14 AM (QDnY+)

347 331 The other problem is the sociopath issue. The number of people who are impassioned about Linux who you would never want representing you in any way, shape, or form far outnumber the Linux folks who are presentable and can engage with normal humans.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 01:00 AM (IdCqF)


True that. I could never get that worked up over a OS.

I'm 55 and though I spent my entire career in engineering and tech, I really don't want to use command lines except for a few things. Maybe I'm just lazy.

And spot on about usability. That seems to be changing, thank heavens. Distros like Mint and Elementary are designed to make it easy for the average user.

The software is better designed these days, too. While I still use MS Office, I don't have to for average, everyday stuff. Libretto Office 5 is really nice.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at December 11, 2015 01:14 AM (dPpmC)

348 Speaking of Alton Brown...

Link in sig to him reviewing goofy products from Amazon

Stay til the end.

Posted by: Lauren at December 11, 2015 01:15 AM (Kqit+)

349 Corn is a bush. A grits bush. Everyone in the South knows that.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2015 01:11 AM (9mTYi)

****

Grits on their own, suck. Flavor them up, and they are a decent filler, which is all they were ever meant to be.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 01:16 AM (PXt4V)

350
I loved Brown's science of cooking show. And I intend to make more use of his online resources (spurred by a moron here).

Said it before, but bears repeating: the HQ, where recipes, physics lectures, firearms seminars, or boobeh exhibitions are equally likely to appear at any given time. No other place like it (that I know of).

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:17 AM (QDnY+)

351 Col. Alex, I think "corn" referred to wheat in Adam Smith's time, in England. Could be wrong. In any case it most likely did NOT refer to what we now call corn, and they call maize, as it was a New World crop.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:14 AM (QDnY+)


No, you're correct. Hence why I said that it referred to any cereal.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 11, 2015 01:17 AM (fC9RO)

352 So water is clear because H2O (electron field) has a
random frequency so does not synch up with any passing light waves'
frequencies?



I understand you're trying to nutshell this. No worries.



I love that I can talk to a chem prof here. I love this place.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 01:06 AM (qUNWi)

I mentioned water to make the idea of a molecule concrete and specific, but everything absorbs some frequency(ies). Water is clear* because it doesn't absorb frequencies we can see.
*Actually, water isn't colorless. It's a very very pale blue (from the third overtone of the O-H stretch, which juuuuuust catches the red edge of the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum), which is why the water in bulk (oceans, pools) is blue.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 01:18 AM (oKE6c)

353 352 I don't know of any recent analyses that show how much of their
FrankenKernel comes from where, but I'd be surprised if it were >50%
BSD at this point.

Well, the Darwin source code is available. I mean, if you were inclined to do such an analysis yourself.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:13 AM (YJmuy)




Uh-huh.....a differential analysis of kernel source between several versions of BSD, several versions of Linux, and current OSX. Just for shits and giggles.....yeah. I'll leave that to folks who might get compensated for it. And this, BTW, about a company who once flew the skull-and-crossbones flag above their development center (w/r/t Mac and Xerox PARC).

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:18 AM (EzgxV)

354
Got distracted by hos in prison... did I miss anything?

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 01:19 AM (qul7b)

355 Sir or Madam, may I talk with you about the plan Linus has for your life?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 01:19 AM (bLnSU)

356 heh cooth.

Nothing like having them run around like little crackheads right after bags of sugar and handing them off to the parents.

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:59 AM (zyIlW)

I can't WAIT to pull that stunt. : )

Posted by: Blano at December 11, 2015 01:21 AM (C3E0x)

357 Awwwsheee... I was so going to watch a movie tonight. Dummy that I am...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 01:23 AM (bLnSU)

358 Sir or Madam, may I talk with you about the plan Linus has for your life?

Would that be.... World Domination?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:24 AM (YJmuy)

359 Grits on their own, suck.
-----------------

See? I'm not even going to respond to that. Nope.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2015 01:25 AM (9mTYi)

360 281 *Taunts Happy Fun Ball*
Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 12:36 AM (zt+N6)

Even the dead aren't safe. The Happy Fun Ball's reach goes beyond the mortal plain...

But if everyone is determened to engage the Ball's wrath I hope it happens before next Sun and Monday night as I'm on overnight at work then and the Horde is a vital part of surviving that shift.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at December 11, 2015 01:25 AM (Ojki1)

361 Posted by: Lauren

Thanks for the Alton Brown video. I found the "Rollie" particularly hilarious.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 01:25 AM (/FOB4)

362 Grits is just ground up, dried corn.
Pretty harsh when you get right down to it..

Posted by: navybrat at December 11, 2015 01:26 AM (ETxiG)

363 365
Got distracted by hos in prison... did I miss anything?

A scintillating argument about corn.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 11, 2015 01:26 AM (c2krM)

364 Would that be.... World Domination?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:24 AM (YJmuy)


Apparently not, still at 1.17% desktop share ( alittle hard to measure with chromebooks, depending on how you count that).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 01:26 AM (bLnSU)

365 "I found the "Rollie" particularly hilarious."

Yeah, that had me in stitches. Why does this product exist? Was the world really begging for a phallic egg cooking product?

Posted by: Lauren at December 11, 2015 01:27 AM (Kqit+)

366
Alton Brown also likes Scotch, cigars, and hot women...

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 01:27 AM (qul7b)

367 Probably late to the party, but the world leaders hair color chart is wrong with respect to Canada. Former PM Stephen Harper has gray hair, but sadly he is the former PM. His replacement, Justin Trudeau, has a thick shock of dark brown or black hair, which has so depleted the nutrients in his cranium that he is a fucking idiot.


Back to your regular programming.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 01:28 AM (+y3Tj)

368 Cheese grits can be sliced after chilling, then browned in butter. They then make a tasty bed for cheese stuffed chilis, sausages, spicy shrimp...

Night all!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 11, 2015 01:28 AM (GzDYP)

369 Good to know.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jsexjj2

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 01:28 AM (zyIlW)

370 OK, Jay. Forget this, though I learned it in high school (freshman level physics) - why is the sky blue?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:29 AM (QDnY+)

371 369 heh cooth.

Nothing like having them run around like little crackheads right after bags of sugar and handing them off to the parents.

Posted by: SMFH at December 11, 2015 12:59 AM (zyIlW)

I can't WAIT to pull that stunt. : )

Posted by: Blano at December 11, 2015 01:21 AM (C3E0x)




Make sure to credit Cthulhu for the inspiration.....it adds to the effect even if they don't know me online.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

372
Dirty Vicar, wow, except for that lamentable attraction he has to plastic toy rifles, Brown sounds like a cool guy to hang with. Might even be able to teach him to hit a man-sized profile @ 150 yds with a Mosin or Garand.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:31 AM (QDnY+)

373 Was the world really begging for a phallic egg cooking product?
Posted by: Lauren

I bet a guy like Tom "Jump to Conclusions" Smykowski from Office Space was behind it.
"I got a product that looks like a sex toy and poops a cooked egg-log. It's gonna make me a million dollars and then I can quit this lousy job!"

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 01:32 AM (/FOB4)

374 why is the sky blue?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:29 AM (QDnY+)


BECAUSE GOD LOVES THE INFANTRY, DRILL SERGEANT!!!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 11, 2015 01:32 AM (fC9RO)

375 Grits on their own, suck.
-----------------

See? I'm not even going to respond to that. Nope.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 11, 2015 01:25 AM (9mTYi)

****

Sheesh, full context on my post would have been appreciated. There was a qualifier. When did this place turn into MSNBC?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 01:32 AM (PXt4V)

376 "ISIS is not exactly the equivalent of Nazi Germany."

It isn't even comparable. ISIS is the latest of a century of extremists movements wanting return of the Caliphate, since that was abolished by Ataturk. Sometimes spelled Khilafat, this extremist push led to the founding of "The Islamic State of Pakistan" 60 years ago and all the crimes committed by that state.

ISIS also appears to be the dregs of Saddam's terror forces. Saddam indicated in various ways that he intended to claim Caliph-hood, and I know of Muslims (not in the US) who were ready to support him in that. I had maintained consistently more than 15 years ago that was the main threat he represented - I'm not saying anything new. Then again, considering that, maybe Saddam was comparable to Hitler, only with much broader support and bigger aims of conquest. Cut off Al-Quaeda's head, and ISIS grew. Will it end?

Posted by: bruce at December 11, 2015 01:32 AM (M+/pj)

377 Apparently not, still at 1.17% desktop share ( alittle hard to measure with chromebooks, depending on how you count that).

Can we include servers? Embedded? Mainframe? Clustered supercomputers? Phones?

While the average person could give a shit if it's not on the desktop, there's a bit more to Linux than meets the eye-candy.

But then I make a living off this stuff, so I'm a little biased.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:32 AM (YJmuy)

378 ..."A scintillating argument about corn."
-Posted by: StrawMan at December 11, 2015 01:26 AM (c2krM)

It was really more of a celebration of a utility stalk.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 01:33 AM (OQ9R7)

379 Make sure to credit Cthulhu for the inspiration.....it adds to the effect even if they don't know me online.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

Well feeding ice cream and cookies to grandkids at midnight has always been on my bucket list, but I will honor your request regardless. : )

Posted by: Blano at December 11, 2015 01:33 AM (C3E0x)

380 I generally have deep respect for Dr. Sowell, but it has to be noted here that there was a point in human history when ALL human cultures were Stone Age cultures with no idea of iron.

Some of those cultures were able to figure out basic metallurgy de novo, without having someone else bring them the news. Others were, well, not able to do so. But this basic truth must never be openly voiced. Feelings might be bruised, and today, feeling is invariably elevated over thought.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 10, 2015 11:14 PM (noWW6)


You realize, of course, that you are making Sowell's point for him? Smart cultures advance, isolated or no; dumb cultures stagnate, isolated or no.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 01:33 AM (+y3Tj)

381 why is the sky blue?

It ran out of antidepressants.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:34 AM (YJmuy)

382 Included applications? This is Apple we're talking about here. The primary APIs are proprietary and the apps like Final Cut are the epitome of proprietary. They use standards where it suits them but rarely hesitate to roll their own.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 01:35 AM (IdCqF)

383
Someone should take Alton to an Appleseed shoot...

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 01:35 AM (qul7b)

384 Huge sigh.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 01:36 AM (bLnSU)

385 Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 01:34 AM (kQwgJ)

***

Sheesh. Goodbye already. Go. Scoot. Shoo.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 01:36 AM (PXt4V)

386
Just a pet theory, but KBR's menus always seemed (thankfully) fairly Southern-leaning. Grits in the morning, sometimes at lunch too. My hunch was the combo of KBR's "roots" (no pun intended ... where's Muldoon?) in the southern oil patch and the still-predominant Southern make-up of the military, esp. the Army. Just a guess.

Bacon three times a day (b-fast, lunch, midnight-rations), expertly cooked by Pakistani cooks (I do not kid). I would sometimes mention to my younger civilian colleagues how their grandfathers had not had *quite* the same chow in WWII, if they were GIs or Marines ashore.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:37 AM (QDnY+)

387 " It's gonna make me a million dollars and then I can quit this lousy job"

It also reminds me of the horrible invention from Arrested Development. The Corn Popper or something? The one that resulted in horrible burns every time you used it...

Posted by: Lauren at December 11, 2015 01:37 AM (Kqit+)

388 395 Make sure to credit Cthulhu for the inspiration.....it adds to the effect even if they don't know me online.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

Well feeding ice cream and cookies to grandkids at midnight has always been on my bucket list, but I will honor your request regardless. : )

Posted by: Blano at December 11, 2015 01:33 AM (C3E0x)




The proper form (circa 1 am) would be: "Hello there, I've been having fun babysitting the kids. I fed 'em ice cream and cookies up until midnight, but Cthulhu inspired me to give 'em a bunch of jelly-bellies afterward. Oops, gotta run. G'night!"

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

389 Movies. Recently I saw that Netflix had added Home to its titles. That's the animated movie where Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory is the voice of the alien. I only had it on as something to watch while I fell asleep but just wow. I think most animated films have enough "adultness" to them so that parents don't want to bash their skulls in when the kids want to see it for the 20th time this weekend. Frozen, How to Train Your Dragon, they have a level to them that is actually watchable as an adult.


If you took your kid to see this movie you deserve a medal. If its your kid's favorite movie that they want to watch all the time, you have my deepest sympathies.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 01:39 AM (zt+N6)

390 BRB, gotta go chase fighting cats around the yard.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:39 AM (YJmuy)

391 The proper form (circa 1 am) would be: "Hello there, I've been having fun babysitting the kids. I fed 'em ice cream and cookies up until midnight, but Cthulhu inspired me to give 'em a bunch of jelly-bellies afterward. Oops, gotta run. G'night!"
Posted by: cthulhu

I guess you just let them discover that the kids are throwing up a frothy rainbow on their own.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 01:40 AM (/FOB4)

392 Told you he wasn't done.

I have no idea why he thinks he shouldn't be asked to back it off 70 or 80 notches.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 01:41 AM (bLnSU)

393 in the range of shit that coonasses eat, crawfish don't even rate for weirdness

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 10, 2015 11:35 PM (4fPyM)


Been to LA. Eaten crawfish, and gator sausage. Both are yummy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 01:42 AM (+y3Tj)

394 397 My last comment to the horde. Ace is a liar. He is a deceiver. You can look at my comments over the years. There is no spam. There is no lie. There is just concern for our country and I wanted to connect with true fans of our country. All fans of the Trump movement need to recognize this. Ace will ban any dissenting opinions. Freedom of speech is dead. So fucking ban me Ace. We already know you're going to Rubio. Spare me your Cruz support. I could give two shits. Ace is a fucking cuck and it makes me sick, since I've considered Ace a friend, I've donated to him, and I would always have his back. God Bless America.

"Who's doing the raping?"

Trump 2016

Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 01:34 AM (kQwgJ)




I don't think you're banworthy, but I am worried about your mental health.




You may want to sit yourself down and sort out your Trump issues, Ace issues, GOPe issues, government issues, Horde issues, and lawlessness issues.....'cause it appears that you have them all mashed-up in your head in a very odd way. If you were to concentrate on one-at-a-time, you might have a lot of folks agreeing with you.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:43 AM (EzgxV)

395 I got myself one a dem multiautomatic weapons things and I'm wondering where I can get some rounds for it.

Any suggestions?

Posted by: Hank at December 11, 2015 01:44 AM (aIt1F)

396 Darn cats ran away as soon as I went out the door.

Maybe yelling, "Shut the cufk up, you shitty little hairballs!" as I exited the building wasn't the best approach.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:44 AM (YJmuy)

397 411 Told you he wasn't done.

I have no idea why he thinks he shouldn't be asked to back it off 70 or 80 notches.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 01:41 AM (bLnSU)



Well to be fair, all of his personalities need to say good bye.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 01:45 AM (zt+N6)

398 #399

Even BeOS stopped supporting PPC before they folded.

Imagine the alternate universe in which Apple bought Be instead of paying NeXT $400 million to accept their surrender.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 01:46 AM (IdCqF)

399 I got myself one a dem multiautomatic weapons things and I'm wondering where I can get some rounds for it.

Any suggestions?
Posted by: Hank at December 11, 2015 01:44 AM (aIt1F)

*****

First ya gotta find the place that can sell ya the shoulder thing that goes up. It all flows from there.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 01:46 AM (PXt4V)

400
Jay, thanks. That's a great explanation. I really did get the full actual explanation way back when in class (or the textbook, actually). But like so much else it's lost in the mists of time.

Somewhat related question - and a perfect ONT topic - what were some of the top pranks at CalTech recently? Senior, junior year tradition, can't recall? Back in the day, I recall the fully assembled and functional VW bug in the dorm room, think I heard more recently of a dorm room converted into an aquarium with a live shark swimming in it.

Anybody know the latest?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:47 AM (QDnY+)

401 Even BeOS stopped supporting PPC before they folded.

Imagine the alternate universe in which Apple bought Be instead of paying NeXT $400 million to accept their surrender.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 01:46 AM (IdCqF)


Well, NeXT was internal-ish. Kissing cousins.

Yeah BeOS gives me a sad. Haiku's development seems to be snailing along, they're doing a GoogleCode thing this month and they got close on funding for the year. It actually works well-ish on very low spec hardware.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 01:49 AM (bLnSU)

402 My last comment to the horde. Ace is a liar. He is a deceiver. You can look at my comments over the years. There is no spam. There is no lie. There is just concern for our country and I wanted to connect with true fans of our country. All fans of the Trump movement need to recognize this. Ace will ban any dissenting opinions. Freedom of speech is dead. So fucking ban me Ace. We already know you're going to Rubio. Spare me your Cruz support. I could give two shits. Ace is a fucking cuck and it makes me sick, since I've considered Ace a friend, I've donated to him, and I would always have his back. God Bless America.

"Who's doing the raping?"

Trump 2016

Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 01:34 AM (kQwgJ)

I admit I'm fairly new here, but from what I've seen so far, you're totally out of line.

I don't agree with ace all the time, and on occasion he seems, well, na´ve, but in the months I've been around, as far as what you're spewing here, I don't see it.

Posted by: Blano at December 11, 2015 01:49 AM (C3E0x)

403 G'night everyone.

Need to fake some enthusiasm for the job tomorrow. Gotta get some sleep between now and then.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 11, 2015 01:49 AM (YJmuy)

404 First ya gotta find the place that can sell ya the shoulder thing that goes up. It all flows from there.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty

Bayonet Lugs-R-Us is having a sale. 10% off 10+ round clips.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 01:49 AM (/FOB4)

405
I'm going to get one of those jihadi free zone posters, laminate it and put it in the front yard...

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 01:50 AM (qul7b)

406 MorphOS actually does wonders for PowerPC hardware, but it's expensive. Should I win the lottery I will buy a couple of licenses, but not now, not for a toy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 01:50 AM (bLnSU)

407 So I go off to page through the Jailhouse Girls (cute, scary , both) and come back to 400-odd posts.

Oh well.

Posted by: JEM at December 11, 2015 01:52 AM (eR9jM)

408 Iron takes a lot more effort than bronze to manufacture and shape, and if bronze works fine, why bother with iron unless it's really important?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 10, 2015 11:39 PM (fC9RO)


Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Copper isn't exactly easy to find, and tin is downright scarce. The Greeks and Romans sent ships all the way to Britain in search of tin. The classical name of Britain? The Cassiterides, the Tin Islands.


Conversely, workable iron ore is nearly ubiquitous. All you need to make iron is a supply of the ore, some coal or charcoal, and a very hot fire. I think the stumbling block was that copper ore minerals, and tin ore minerals are pretty special-looking rocks, and would inspire curiosity on the part of ancient peoples. Iron ore minerals typically look like rust, and are earthy in consistency, and it takes a great leap of insight to "see" the metal contained therein.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 01:52 AM (+y3Tj)

409 >>I'm going to get one of those jihadi free zone posters,
>>laminate it and put it in the front yard...

Planning a shotgun purchase to go with it?

Posted by: JEM at December 11, 2015 01:54 AM (eR9jM)

410 400 Included applications? This is Apple we're talking about here. The primary APIs are proprietary and the apps like Final Cut are the epitome of proprietary. They use standards where it suits them but rarely hesitate to roll their own.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 01:35 AM (IdCqF)




This has to do with one of the problems with all UNIX-based OS's.....what is the ssl library? Is it an included application, or part of the OS?




When you're looking at the overall Apple OSX experience, the kernel is mostly BSD, with some Linux workalike patches, because to use a Linux kernel, Apple would run into licensing problems. BSD hasn't been updating their kernel as rapidly as Linux, so to stick with a clean BSD kernel would leave Apple several generations behind.



Encryption/security/SSL modules would be mostly Linux. BSD is way behind.



I think you'd find that OSX -- while retaining a chunk of BSD for licensing reasons -- was mostly Linux once you'd gotten out of the kernel, and Linux functionality provided much of the back-end of Apple proprietary apps.




Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

411 Look up "bog iron."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 10, 2015 11:43 PM (9YDUz)


I have about 20 pounds of oolitic "bog iron ore" that I picked up in northern Alberta. Want some? It looks like some kind of weird spoiled tapioca pudding.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 01:57 AM (+y3Tj)

412 Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 01:56 AM (kQwgJ)

****

We get it. Bye. Just go. Clear enough?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 01:57 AM (PXt4V)

413
Hank, if you're serious about getting a plastic rifle, I'm very new to the subject, but check out Palmetto State Armory, Centerfire Systems- and there are many others (online sources). Or, even better, seek out a local gun store, esp. one that specializes in ARs (this seems to be common now), and go in and get educated.

If you're so inclined and want to learn more and save some $$$, buy a lower and a kit and built it your own self. If you're even more mechanically inclined and also (paradoxically) lack confidence in our republic and your fellow citizens, find a place that sells 80% lowers (there's always the pioneers, Ares Armor in San Diego area), and finish the lower yourself and fill out no paperwork with Leviathan.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:58 AM (QDnY+)

414 Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 01:47 AM (QDnY+)


My pleasure. I hope I didn't bore the hell out of people. My long-suffering wife hears this kind of crap all the time because I often think out loud and kind of teach myself in the process, if that makes sense.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 01:58 AM (oKE6c)

415 Well to be fair, all of his personalities need to say good bye.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 01:45 AM (zt+N6)


Yeah, including the dead personality. Oh wait, . . .

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 01:59 AM (5JTgA)

416 Tony Robinson (Baldrick) worked as a bog iron monger in the dark ages episode of Worst Jobs in History.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 02:00 AM (/FOB4)

417 Always nice to see you for a few seconds Ira.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:00 AM (PXt4V)

418 Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 01:34 AM (kQwgJ)

Perhaps this place just isn't the right one for you.

Mr. TB3K will fetch your jacket for you and show you the way out.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 11, 2015 02:00 AM (wqVD1)

419 I got big into BeOS for a time. I built a SMP system back when that was unusual and multicore wasn't a common term.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABIT_BP6

This motherboard let you use dual Celerons, which Intel didn't support but hadn't actually done anything to prevent. It would be a few years before they required different chipsets and pinouts on the CPUs for dual or more sockets on a motherboard, locking it into the Xeon line at a huge premium before multicore became a requirement to get past the clock rate/thermal wall.

I had that in a goofy translucent purple case plainly inspired by the first generation iMacs, running a dual boot of BeOS and Win2K. IIRC, it also had a 16 MB Voodoo 3 video board.

At the time it felt so exotic to say I'd built a dual processor machine.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 02:01 AM (IdCqF)

420 I'm thinkin' I could russle up one of those jail house hotties and she'd be danged happy about it if I timed it right.

Posted by: Hank at December 11, 2015 02:01 AM (aIt1F)

421 Perhaps this place just isn't the right one for you.

Mr. TB3K will fetch your jacket for you and show you the way out.
Posted by: Maetenloch at December 11, 2015 02:00 AM (wqVD1)

****

Thanks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:02 AM (PXt4V)

422 Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 01:45 AM (zt+N6)

Yeah, including the dead personality. Oh wait, . . .
Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 01:59 AM (5JTgA)

That is the great thing about the HQ, even the dead get a voice. Generally you have to go to Chicago for that, and really the only voice the dead get there is to vote for Democrats.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at December 11, 2015 02:02 AM (Ojki1)

423 Prescient reads like a stalker/fan that has arrived at the point in the movie where they have decided their obsession has betrayed them and so its time to make them understand the truth.


A fine example of why ace is interested in maintaining anonymity.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 02:03 AM (zt+N6)

424 >>Trump 2016. You are either with it or not.

There's no question Trump is saying some stuff that needs to be said.

But...is he real, or a Perot, or worst of all a Schwarzenegger?

Posted by: JEM at December 11, 2015 02:04 AM (eR9jM)

425 A fine example of why ace is interested in maintaining anonymity.
Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 02:03 AM (zt+N6)

If you had a giant stash of Ewok pron and Val-U-Rite you'd want to make sure the Horde couldn't find it as well.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at December 11, 2015 02:05 AM (Ojki1)

426 438 Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 01:34 AM (kQwgJ)

Perhaps this place just isn't the right one for you.

Mr. TB3K will fetch your jacket for you and show you the way out.


Posted by: Maetenloch at December 11, 2015 02:00 AM (wqVD1



I assume his jacket is straight.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 02:05 AM (zt+N6)

427 I'm not an idiot, I looked at Amazon recent purchases comments & Fargo DVD recent purchases & one complained that there aren't episodes to chooser from.

Posted by: Carol at December 11, 2015 02:05 AM (sj3Ax)

428
Bete, as one version of the old joke goes, "I intend to move to Cook County before I die, so that after I pass I can remain active in Democratic politics".

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:06 AM (QDnY+)

429 As a not entirely random aside, ever try reading specific commenters' posts in Gollum's voice?



Thanks, Maet.



Enjoying the Chemistry/OS talk this evening.


Carry on.

Posted by: Piercello at December 11, 2015 02:06 AM (RXfvh)

430 438 Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 01:34 AM (kQwgJ)

Perhaps this place just isn't the right one for you.

Mr. TB3K will fetch your jacket for you and show you the way out.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 11, 2015 02:00 AM (wqVD1)


No TB3K love for FgHBP?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:07 AM (EzgxV)

431 I assume his jacket is straight.
Posted by: buzzion

His chauffeur sure has a nice white coat.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 02:07 AM (/FOB4)

432 #430

I rather doubt it. Apple doesn't lack for kernel engineers. Keep in mind that iOS is also built on Darwin. Apple is not going to put themselves in a position of allowing anyone to make claims on any portion of the code they don't see fit to make public.

The parts the average Mac user cares about are Apple. Although there are some who like having the Unix accessible underneath, most Apple buyers never want so much as a glimpse of how the sausage is made and wouldn't know or care if Apple replaced all of it so long as the part they used kept working.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 02:07 AM (IdCqF)

433 Copper is dead easy to smelt, and in fact occurs in some deposits as the native metal. It's relatively pretty abundant.


Tin is, as you say, not common.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 10, 2015 11:58 PM (oKE6c)


I have found native copper (in tiny grains) in rocks myself. Never had my hands on tin, outside of school. Gold, yes; iron, yes; mercury, yes; zinc, yes; lead, yes; tungsten, yes; molybdenum, yes; antimony, yes; uranium, yes; lithium, yes. Not many in the native state, of course.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 02:08 AM (+y3Tj)

434 The Greeks and Romans sent ships all the way to Britain in search of tin. The classical name of Britain? The Cassiterides, the Tin Islands.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 01:52 AM (+y3Tj)


There are indications of long-abandoned copper and tin mines in the Americas and Australia. A lot of the sites are head-scratchers, in that who did the mining is unknown.

Unfortunately, since the subject has been picked up by hippie-dippie ancient-aliens peeps, legit scientists pee their knickers and won't even look, so *if* it happened it will probably be lost to history.

Otherwise they might be part of bronze-age civilizations that left no writing behind.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:08 AM (bLnSU)

435
Oh dear, the straight jacket popped a buckle...

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 02:08 AM (qul7b)

436 Bete, as one version of the old joke goes, "I intend to move to Cook County before I die, so that after I pass I can remain active in Democratic politics".
Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:06 AM (QDnY+)

*****

I'm from Crook County. Merely having lived there once upon a time suffices for either live or deceased vote counting.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:08 AM (PXt4V)

437 No TB3K love for FgHBP?
Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:07 AM (EzgxV)


TB3K loves FgHBP.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 11, 2015 02:09 AM (wqVD1)

438 Fuck you Ace. Clear enough? You're a liar. And your lies are leading the horde, who I respect tremendously, down a bad path. Otherwise, I do respect your humor with the Blurred Lines blogpost. Cheers. Fucking ban me you cuck liar.

Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 02:06 AM (kQwgJ)

Ace isn't even here, so why are you?

Posted by: Blano at December 11, 2015 02:10 AM (C3E0x)

439 Wow, Hillary just got mad at me, and I wasn't anywhere near the fight -intentionally so-.

I'm collateral?

(This made more sense before TB3K struck up the band as it were).

Oh, does this mean I now have Victim Status? Does that get me a discount on upgrading to the paper towel membership level as cardboard is a far off dream I'm saving to.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 11, 2015 02:10 AM (Ojki1)

440 But...is he real, or a Perot, or worst of all a Schwarzenegger?

Posted by: JEM at December 11, 2015 02:04 AM (eR9jM)


Considering The Trumpster is leading the GOP pack (and what a pack of dogs it is), I'd call that real. Was Perot ever leading in the polls/primary, and by such a margin? Also, I don't remember any public threats from the eGOPs directed toward Perot (now privately is another matter).

Think about it: We have a National political party that has, politically speaking, an outsider in the lead and that political party is doing everything in its power to defeat him and take him out. I do not remember that happening with Perot, but my memory could be faulty (okay, my memory is faulty on many things, but I'm not sure about this).

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 02:11 AM (5JTgA)

441 Rhomboid, I'm actually pretty well-armed for protecting my family, property and myself.

I was just making fun of that Sanchez critter and her notion of multiautomatic weapons.

Posted by: Hank at December 11, 2015 02:11 AM (aIt1F)

442

I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at December 11, 2015 02:11 AM (/FOB4)

443 I have asked for prayers for my friend Gayle who has brain cancer, it's the worse form of or Stage 4 & the surgeon could only reach 80 % of it & it's still growing.

Please pray for Ryan too,

Posted by: Carol at December 11, 2015 02:11 AM (sj3Ax)

444 450 Fuck you Ace. Clear enough? You're a liar. And your lies are leading the horde, who I respect tremendously, down a bad path. Otherwise, I do respect your humor with the Blurred Lines blogpost. Cheers. Fucking ban me you cuck liar.

Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 02:06 AM (kQwgJ)




Exhibit A -- First Rule of Holes.



It may come to someone here that they may find themselves about to be banned -- it's not uncommon. And the way banninations are handled on the HQ, many of you may be veterans. But this is a textbook example of how not to "go gracefully into the good night". This extended a "I'm sober now, please let me back on the board" and almost-immediate reinstatement by a few days.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:12 AM (EzgxV)

445 Posted by: Dark Helmet at December 11, 2015 02:11 AM (/FOB4)

****

Quoting the posts of the trolls is in no way helpful.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:12 AM (PXt4V)

446 Re: Trump.

Tonight when ace lost it about Trump on Twitter, MoxieMom brought up Fiorina, and commented that she had the same problem as Romney: He (and she) were the person lost people imagine firing them. Paraphrasing. I was in the E11even titty bar in Miami somewhat against my will and having a hard time concentrating.

My comment in response to MoxieMom: "Trump has the same problem: Except he's the Bloviating Jackass Clown Who Fires You."

Fuck Trump. He's not the answer.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 11, 2015 02:13 AM (h4t9f)

447 445 Fuck you Ace. Clear enough? You're a liar. And your lies are leading the horde, who I respect tremendously, down a bad path. Otherwise, I do respect your humor with the Blurred Lines blogpost. Cheers. Fucking ban me you cuck liar.

Posted by: prescient11 at December 11, 2015 02:06 AM (kQwgJ)

Ace isn't even here, so why are you?
Posted by: Blano at December 11, 2015 02:10 AM (C3E0x)

wow things certainly escalated tonight

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 11, 2015 02:13 AM (a39yc)

448 They have found copper 'nuggets' weighing thousands pounds in Michigan. So much iron it throws compasses off. Don't know if they have and tin.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 11, 2015 12:04 AM (T78UI)


Tin is not widely distributed around the world. AFAIK there are no known mineable tin deposits in the lower 48, or in Canada. Some in Alaska, some in Bolivia, some in Malaysia, and some in Cornwall, England. I think Malaysia and Bolivia pretty much meet the entire global demand for tin. Silver is a lot more commonplace than tin.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 02:13 AM (+y3Tj)

449 Quoting the posts of the trolls is in no way helpful.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty

I know. But it's hard for me to pass up a Spaceballs reference.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 02:14 AM (/FOB4)

450 A sober apology and standing the vic(s) to a drink of choice goes a long way... then there is this way...

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 02:14 AM (qul7b)

451
JEM, hellifIknow, but what's strikingis that things have reached such a state in the country that even people with long direct deep experience from inside the beast genuinely are stumped by the question of "does it matter, would it *really* be worse in any meaningful sense?"

There's so much off the rails, so many formerly solid elements of our unique pluralistic society that now resemble captured/rented/scared/rent-seeking bit players in a European-style statist or even soft-fascist framework, that the presidency might do neither much good nor much harm, anyway.

Wall of text alert, so I'll shut it down here.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:15 AM (QDnY+)

452 Fuck Trump. He's not the answer.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 11, 2015 02:13 AM (h4t9f)

****

Then you are not asking the right questions.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:15 AM (PXt4V)

453 At the time it felt so exotic to say I'd built a dual processor machine.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 02:01 AM (IdCqF)


I keep meaning to pick up a multiprocessor Dell Precision because the freaking memory is so cheap. Dual or Quad Xeons and 32/64/128 GB RAM.

Oh, and that's quad-core Xeons. So 8 to 16 cores. Desktop/tower.

There are 64-core AMD machines but they really tend to be blades so less useful to me.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:15 AM (bLnSU)

454 Okay. Since I was nudged, I loaded a couple of Christmas Lights photos...

House up-close:
http://tinyurl.com/zx3xzka

Whole House:
http://tinyurl.com/hdqahvj

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 02:17 AM (OQ9R7)

455 Considering The Trumpster is leading the GOP pack (and what a pack of dogs it is), I'd call that real. Was Perot ever leading in the polls/primary, and by such a margin? Also, I don't remember any public threats from the eGOPs directed toward Perot (now privately is another matter).

Think about it: We have a National political party that has, politically speaking, an outsider in the lead and that political party is doing everything in its power to defeat him and take him out. I do not remember that happening with Perot, but my memory could be faulty (okay, my memory is faulty on many things, but I'm not sure about this).
Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 02:11 AM (5JTgA)

Perot was always the outsider so it never fit (that plus the GoP was so full of themselves they never saw him or Billy Jeff as much of a threat till it materialized- not that "No new taxes'" Bush could have really done anything much at that point to try to bring the voters pissed at him back (from what I recall, this was the last national election I was too young to vote in...not that I bothered to vote in the next one where I was old enough, mind. Bob Dole...GoP must be ancient Sumerian for The Party That Will Not Learn or something.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 11, 2015 02:17 AM (Ojki1)

456 Chemistry isn't about the wave equation. It's about why some things are blue, some stink, some are gases, others liquids, still others solids, some burn, some don't, some are pulled into magnetic fields, some are pushed out, and trying to figure how a consistent conceptual framework to understand these observations and predict the results of experiments yet to be performed.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 12:12 AM (oKE6c)


Damn! That is a very profound statement about not only the teaching of science, but of the whole process of science. Well said!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 02:17 AM (+y3Tj)

457 I got big into BeOS for a time. I built a SMP system back when that was unusual and multicore wasn't a common term.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABIT_BP6

This motherboard let you use dual Celerons, which Intel didn't support but hadn't actually done anything to prevent. It would be a few years before they required different chipsets and pinouts on the CPUs for dual or more sockets on a motherboard, locking it into the Xeon line at a huge premium before multicore became a requirement to get past the clock rate/thermal wall.

I had that in a goofy translucent purple case plainly inspired by the first generation iMacs, running a dual boot of BeOS and Win2K. IIRC, it also had a 16 MB Voodoo 3 video board.

At the time it felt so exotic to say I'd built a dual processor machine.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 02:01 AM (IdCqF)


Loved BeOS.

Looking forward to playing around with Haiku OS

Posted by: The Hat Operating System at December 11, 2015 02:18 AM (vBeA5)

458 I know. But it's hard for me to pass up a Spaceballs reference.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 02:14 AM (/FOB4)

*****

Understood. Can you please just not include their words?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:18 AM (PXt4V)

459
dpms ar's at Turners' in socali for $429 now
git sum

Posted by: MAx at December 11, 2015 02:18 AM (LAliD)

460

I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at December 11, 2015 02:11 AM (/FOB4)




Wow. I'm being mentioned in such august company.....I wish I were worthy of such an honor.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:18 AM (EzgxV)

461 42?

Posted by: Methos at December 11, 2015 02:19 AM (ZbV+0)

462 "I'm sober now, please let me back on the board"
Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:12 AM (EzgxV)

I'm fairly certain that the ONt would be considered a "Bad Influence" in terms of sobriety.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 11, 2015 02:20 AM (Ojki1)

463 Looking forward to playing around with Haiku OS

Posted by: The Hat Operating System at December 11, 2015 02:18 AM (vBeA5)


You can download and use it now on a virual machine or a spare system.

I've posted here using Haiku on an old P4 laptop.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:20 AM (bLnSU)

464 This is a bad place to be sober.

I would be insanely less tolerant than some people, I'da banned a hundred peeps by now, and reported some of them to the police.

My "putting up with that ****" module is badly damaged.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:21 AM (bLnSU)

465 Damn! That is a very profound statement about not only the teaching of science, but of the whole process of science. Well said!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 02:17 AM (+y3Tj)

(blushes) Thanks!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 02:22 AM (oKE6c)

466 I know. But it's hard for me to pass up a Spaceballs reference.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 02:14 AM (/FOB4)

I miss the old Mel Brooks movies. Wish there was anyone so creative working today (not that he didn't have a couple derivative movies as well (Spaceballs, Men in tights and even Blazing Saddles to some extent), it just seems most attempts at 'clever' today are just derevitives on something else.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 11, 2015 02:24 AM (Ojki1)

467 "My "putting up with that ****" module is badly damaged."
-Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:21 AM (bLnSU)

It took me yeeeeaaars to repair mine. It still goes "dark side" every now and ten beers.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 02:24 AM (OQ9R7)

468 if i'm in the ONT i'm sober

mostly because that means i'm at work. if i were at home where I can drink i'd have gone to bed hours ago

Posted by: the real ch3 at December 11, 2015 02:25 AM (a39yc)

469
Jay - eloquent explanation of chemistry. But how about for such as myself, where mainly I want to know "how do things blow up?" (the chemical kind of blowing up - actually have a pretty good grasp on the nukyler sort of boomination)

MAx - wow, that's sure not a "panic" price. Most places here (south of you) seem to have S ampersand W sport ARs around $700. I'm still self-edumucating, but my basic decision is "any plastic rifle, just to have one" vs. "get a decent one, both for yourself and downstream re-sale value".

Iron sights only, only glass in my life holds alcohol.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:25 AM (QDnY+)

470 Not to be unduly boring (I love this stuff, so ...) but that absorption of light. There's also scattering of light, which I've passed over, and which is why the sky is blue and sunsets are red, but that's another boring rant.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 12:35 AM (oKE6c)


Generally, anything with free electrons in it, e.g. metals, is opaque to visible light. Which is why solar panels suck.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 02:25 AM (+y3Tj)

471 Looking forward to playing around with Haiku OS

Posted by: The Hat Operating System at December 11, 2015 02:18 AM (vBeA5)

You can download and use it now on a virual machine or a spare system.

I've posted here using Haiku on an old P4 laptop.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:20 AM (bLnSU)


I have a spare old computer that needs a new HD. Planning to put it on that, but just haven't gotten around to getting that new HD

Posted by: The 5-7-5 Hat at December 11, 2015 02:25 AM (vBeA5)

472 A lot of peeps get hysterical during primaries. 2008 one side maybe a little more hysterical than the other, 2010 was similar, 2012 I think everyone kind of gave up and sank into despair, but this year the whole damned world seems to have lost their ****ing minds.

I see a *lot* of that "my way or the highway" thing this year, and it's gonna be the highway - the badly pock-marked, shell-damaged, mined highway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:26 AM (bLnSU)

473 467

I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at December 11, 2015 02:11 AM (/FOB4)




Wow. I'm being mentioned in such august company.....I wish I were worthy of such an honor.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:18 AM (EzgxV)




Interesting....I thought it had already been edited (partially from the ellipsis) when I quoted it, but it got edited further.



Mind you, I don't have a problem with it, and apologize for any inconvenience.....but, interesting.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:27 AM (EzgxV)

474 it just seems most attempts at 'clever' today are just derevitives on something else.
Posted by: Bete as collateral

Jay and Mike talked about that on an episode of Half in the Bag a while ago, that modern parody movies are just a string of pop culture references.
"Look, there's Paris Hilton. Oh no, the Hulk just stepped on her. Then she says 'that's hot'." And that's the whole movie.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 02:28 AM (/FOB4)

475 Merovign, don't forget the daisy-chained 152mm artillery shells with the cell phone actuators along that highway.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:28 AM (QDnY+)

476 I have a spare old computer that needs a new HD. Planning to put it on that, but just haven't gotten around to getting that new HD

Posted by: The 5-7-5 Hat at December 11, 2015 02:25 AM (vBeA5)


In the age of SSDs, used HDDs are practically free if you don't have them shipped.

Except never a Seagate.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:28 AM (bLnSU)

477 That's the main reason I haven' been here regularly in a couple of months. I think Mollie Hemingway summed up my feelings quite well.

I want to choke a lot of people out, but if I go down that road, I become one of them!

So I take my little opinions, (which are good for the toilet paper they're written on), and I flush them and read about baseball.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 02:30 AM (OQ9R7)

478
477:

Generally, anything with free radicals in it, e.g. the mid-east, is opaque to reason. Which is why Islam sucks.

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 02:31 AM (qul7b)

479 I see a *lot* of that "my way or the highway" thing this year, and it's gonna be the highway - the badly pock-marked, shell-damaged, mined highway.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:26 AM (bLnSU)

****

What I'm seeing is a whole lot of the GOPe is dead to me, because they seem to enjoy spending time actively fcuking over the Conservative base.

Give me an alternative. Enter Trump.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:31 AM (PXt4V)

480 I've had a 1 TB Seagate that hasn't given me any problems.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 02:32 AM (zt+N6)

481 So for the Twitter-averse, summary of ace's jeremiad re der Trumpenfuhrer heute nacht (tonight)? Or was that remark above misunderstood or incorrect?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:32 AM (QDnY+)

482 Let me try this again, just for Cooth, *cough*

Okay. Since I was nudged, I loaded a couple of Christmas Lights photos...

House up-close:
http://tinyurl.com/zx3xzka

Whole House:
http://tinyurl.com/hdqahvj

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 02:35 AM (OQ9R7)

483 Dear Xir, Xhe, Xex,

Your monthly paypal statement is done. Please click on this link to verify your account information.

The palpay staff.

Anyone else seen this?

"heute nacht (tonight)?"

Proper usage is "Heute Abend" not to be pendantic auf Deutsch.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 02:36 AM (WVsWD)

484 What I'm seeing is a whole lot of the GOPe is dead to me, because they seem to enjoy spending time actively fcuking over the Conservative base.

Give me an alternative. Enter Trump.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty

Exactly. Trump wouldn't even be running if the GOPe didn't take a perverse pleasure in shitting on the base and forcing terrible, awful, horrible candidates down our throats (looking at you John and Mit).

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at December 11, 2015 02:36 AM (/FOB4)

485 Give me an alternative. Enter Trump.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:31 AM (PXt4V)


I sincerely hope that the crony capitalist friend-of-Clinton who always supported and praised Democrats before and is acting like a Democrat's stereotype of Republicans works out.

I just have doubts.

I expect either a split during the Primary that hands the whole thing to the Dems, or a constant battle that accomplishes almost nothing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:37 AM (bLnSU)

486 Nodding off, ladies and gentlemen, 'rons and 'ettes.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 02:37 AM (OQ9R7)

487 I've had a 1 TB Seagate that hasn't given me any problems.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 02:32 AM (zt+N6)


They have the worst failure rate in the industry. That doesn't mean every one fails.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:38 AM (bLnSU)

488 Merovign, don't forget the daisy-chained 152mm artillery shells with the cell phone actuators along that highway.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:28 AM (QDnY+)


Bought in Missouri in bulk. But that's not suspicious or anything.

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 02:38 AM (5JTgA)

489 One interesting thing that came up is after some disappointing USB 3.1 tests I looked into the chip used for nearly all of the USB 3.1 host adapters currently in existence. (Intel won't have a native in the chip set solution until Cannonlake sometime in 2017.) The Asmedia ASM1142 talks to the system through either two PCIe 2.0 lanes or one PCIe 3.0 lane.

PCIe 2.0 had serious protocol overhead, so a bit over 20% of the 5 Gbps bandwidth was lost. 3.0 does 8 Gbps and is hugely improved on the overhead issue, so both are delivering around 8 Gbps to the USB host. But USB 3.1 calls for 10 Gbps. The systems presently shipping in the millions simply cannot do it.

I wonder if anyone is putting together a class action.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 11, 2015 02:39 AM (IdCqF)

490
Dang, Tim, you're right. I blame fatigue, mental infirmity, and years of other languages layered on top of the Deutsch. Only time I used German much was in Vietnam. Ya just never know.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:39 AM (QDnY+)

491 "I expect either a split during the Primary that hands the whole thing to the Dems,"

The repubs are handing the donktards everything they want right now.

So whats the difference? The repubs going to find their balls after the election and stop?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 02:40 AM (WVsWD)

492 Jay - eloquent explanation of chemistry. But how about for such as
myself, where mainly I want to know "how do things blow up?" (the
chemical kind of blowing up - actually have a pretty good grasp on the
nukyler sort of boomination)



Ah, you need nitrogen chemistry, for the most part. Nitrogen-based chemistry always has dinitrogen (N20) as a yawning thermodynamic Grand Canyon that has to be skirted, unless of course you want ... excitement, shall we say?

Combustion consists of an oxidizing agent (usually oxygen) finding its way to a reducing agent (wood, gasoline, whatever) and chemical reaction taking place. The rate limiting step is the oxidizing agent diffusing to the reducing agent, which limits the rate of reaction to a reasonable level. Think natural gas burning in a furnace. No problem.

Explosives generally feature oxidizing agents (electron acceptors) and reducing agents (electron donors) in the same molecule. Diffusion of one to the other is not a factor. They're OK with this metastable situation in the absence of an initiator (primer, heat, impact, whatever) then boy meets girl, and it's on. Think a house half full of natural gas, the other half air, and then a spark.


Nitrogen compounds are ideal for explosives in many ways, because nitro groups (-NO2) can accept a buttload of electrons, yet are pretty much stable under many conditions, but react violently under suitable conditions. So TNT - trinitrotoluene is a classic example; the three nitro groups yearning for electrons, the toluene moiety having lots of electrons; the lions and the lambs all slumbering peacefully together ... until someone claps his hands.

Not all explosives are nitrogen compounds. Our Muslim friends are apparently partial to triacetone triperoxide, which although easy to make is why they periodically blow themselves to smithereens.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 02:41 AM (oKE6c)

493 "Only time I used German much was in Vietnam."

Radio communications in the clear?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 02:41 AM (WVsWD)

494 461 Okay. Since I was nudged, I loaded a couple of Christmas Lights photos...

House up-close:
http://tinyurl.com/zx3xzka

Whole House:
http://tinyurl.com/hdqahvj

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at December 11, 2015 02:17 AM (OQ9R7)




Once again, you have done a beautiful job that is -- I'm sure -- the envy of your neighbors. Just phenomenal. If I might request more detail on the display to the right of your door, I'd appreciate it.




You have a beautiful way with words, and a beautiful way with Christmas lights. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

495 RickZ, but that was this week. I'm thinking a few years back in a hotter, sandier place.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:41 AM (QDnY+)

496 Proper usage is "Heute Abend" not to be pendantic auf Deutsch.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 02:36 AM (WVsWD)


Pendantic like an albatross hanging around your neck?

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 02:43 AM (5JTgA)

497 Generally, anything with free electrons in it, e.g. metals, is opaque to visible light. Which is why solar panels suck.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 11, 2015 02:25 AM (+y3Tj)

Yeah. I didn't want to wander into band theory. First things first!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 02:43 AM (oKE6c)

498 RickZ, but that was this week. I'm thinking a few years back in a hotter, sandier place.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:41 AM (QDnY+)


Hillarity!'s leathery piss flaps after a day at the beach?

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 02:44 AM (5JTgA)

499
Tim, no - conversations with a then-gf's father, who had been VC during the warand spent time in East Germany (and who was a more enthusiastic fan of Jefferson and American ideals in his later life than, ahemm, many - most? - current sworn constitutional officers of this here republic).

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:44 AM (QDnY+)

500 A German speaker would certainly understand "heute nacht" as meaning "this evening" in the context provided.

No one has to be perfect with either grammar or words, imho.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 02:45 AM (WVsWD)

501 The repubs are handing the donktards everything they want right now.

So whats the difference? The repubs going to find their balls after the election and stop?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 02:40 AM (WVsWD)


No, but what's the difference if *Trump* is the one that hands it to them instead?

I don't trust the man because of his background and his associations and because he's borrowing his ideas from both sides and presenting them as an incoherent package.

Obviously I don't rust the RNC/establishment because of *their* record and associations.

We didn't have a lot of good choices the last couple of Presidential elections, either, we just got boned.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:47 AM (bLnSU)

502
Jay, thanks - might print that out and stick it in one of my reloading manuals.

As I said, I'm pretty good once the high-speed neutrons are moving, but how do the insensitive high-explosives used in nukes differ, chemically, from conventional HE, if you know?

And as it's almost midnight, this will be the last technical query of tonight's class.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:47 AM (QDnY+)

503 We didn't have a lot of good choices the last couple of Presidential elections, either, we just got boned.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:47 AM (bLnSU)

****

OK, so what is the name of your preferred candidate this election cycle?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:50 AM (PXt4V)

504 OK, so what is the name of your preferred candidate this election cycle?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:50 AM (PXt4V)


Cruz.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:53 AM (bLnSU)

505 No, but what's the difference if *Trump* is the one that hands it to them instead?

The difference is the hope the GOPe can be taught to fear their voters. Trump is something we can do to them rather than cooperate.

It's not like there was anything else that could be accomplished over the next cycle.

Posted by: Methos at December 11, 2015 02:55 AM (ZbV+0)

506 "Cruz"

And if Cruz does not get the nomination and Trump does, where does your vote go?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 02:55 AM (WVsWD)

507 Cruz.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:53 AM (bLnSU)

****

Awesome. Shall we now look at how he screwed us with his TPA /TPP votes?

They all gots warts, Sunny Jim.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:56 AM (PXt4V)

508 So, off to 1928 in Goebbels' biography. Remember it was this day 74 years ago that You Know Who stupidly declared war on the US, when he didn't have to, and shouldn't have. In entirely optional "solidarity" with his Axis partners with the chrysanthemum engravings on their rifles. Even though these same allies had carefully avoided such acts of solidarity with Germany WRT the USSR ever since June of that year.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 02:58 AM (QDnY+)

509 And if Cruz does not get the nomination and Trump does, where does your vote go?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 02:55 AM (WVsWD)


My *vote* would go to Trump, unless he runs as independent and we get a split *because* he switched, in which case I would have little doubt he was working for the Clintons.

My *electoral vote* I have no control over because I live in CA. So it *won't* actually matter who I vote for. I pretty much always vote anyway.

If Trump loses and doesn't run as an independent and Rubio wins the primary, who does your vote go to?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:59 AM (bLnSU)

510 514 Cruz.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:53 AM (bLnSU)

****

Awesome. Shall we now look at how he screwed us with his TPA /TPP votes?

They all gots warts, Sunny Jim.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:56 AM (PXt4V)




Whaddaya want, SMOD?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

511 Jay -- I lurve it when they blow themselves to smithereens.

Speaking of the Smithereens. Pretty good band.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 03:01 AM (qUNWi)

512 Whaddaya want, SMOD?
Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

***

For about the last 5 years. Lets get it on already!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 03:02 AM (PXt4V)

513 BTW -- the site to unlock to see Slap's lights is pbsrc....and they are glorious.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:03 AM (EzgxV)

514 Chemical explosions and nuclear explosions are like apples and exploding apples.

Posted by: eleven at December 11, 2015 03:03 AM (qUNWi)

515 Whaddaya want, SMOD?
Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

Kind of. But after the 2012 tease I suspect SMOD is pretty much just making a living of running for president but doesn't really want the job, like Santorum.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 11, 2015 03:05 AM (Ojki1)

516 They all gots warts, Sunny Jim.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 11, 2015 02:56 AM (PXt4V)


I'll put Cruz' warts up against Trump's ten times a day.

Just because someone yells what you want to hear doesn't mean they mean it. I have Cruz' background to work with, even if I'm not on board with every minute of it. Trump's background is pretty much whatever helps Trump at the moment.

And if there's one thing that would hand Clinton a win, it's splitting the vote.

And if there's one thing that Clinton is famous for, it's payment for favors.

As I often say, I'm no mind reader. Trump could well be honestly striving to win. I see a very large risk that this isn't so, and another large risk that his flailing, as much as it shores up his base, is locking down his ceiling.

We could end up with a winner with the lowest percentage of the vote in... well, an awful long time.

I also am not sure you can intimidate the GOPe, they probably have to be voted out or die of old age. They aren't working for you, they're working for the government, so our complaints don't even make sense to them.

Long, hard road. Hell, we're out of money by such a large margin it may be a historical footnote.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:06 AM (bLnSU)

517 No, but what's the difference if *Trump* is the one that hands it to them instead?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 02:47 AM (bLnSU)


Remember: It is many eGOPs who have already stated they'd vote for Hillarity! over Trump. So who would be handing that lying, socialist, dried out cunt the victory in an Hillarity!-Trump election scenario?

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 03:06 AM (5JTgA)

518
Merovign, as you of course realize, it's not just your electoral vote that is meaningless (the case in many states, actually, for the structurally outnumbered side). Thanks to lawlessness at the state and federal level, and even deeper stupidity among CA voters, your vote is essentially meaningless on other matters, too.

Even ballot propositions - if they run counter to The Agenda - are now often essentially meaningless (faithless governor + AG, capricious/biased judiciary, no standing at SCOTUS). And the increasingly idiotic ones - stem-cell institute, high-speed rail, happy chickens - have become shoe-ins, whereas not that long ago, loony crap was still often rejected.

Of course you might live in an inland/otherwise not completely insane county, so local issues might actually be subject to the voters' will. Otherwise, intelligent voters have almost literally no say or influence over anything in CA.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 03:08 AM (QDnY+)

519 "If Trump loses and doesn't run as an independent and Rubio wins the primary, who does your vote go to?"

I will say that if Cruz does get the nomination I would vote him. There is a small chance he is not a gopE plant.

With o-rub-ee-o we will get a shillary clone, So rubemeister is a no go.

Hey, I'm being honest here.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 03:09 AM (WVsWD)

520 So has anyone watched Sandler's new movie on Netflix yet? The Ridiculous 6

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 03:09 AM (zt+N6)

521

Wow! That was a very insightful and thought provoking comment. Bravo! Can you do it again?

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 03:12 AM (5JTgA)

522 Just putting this out there for candidates -- a policy that would attract me like honey attracts bees is the entire elimination of the Department of Education with extreme prejudice. As in, pull the fire alarm and lock the doors behind them, spill their computers to the internet, and prosecute each and every one to the fullest extent of the law -- a substantial number are outright pedophiles, and another batch have engaged in prohibited political acts under cover of authority. There are only about 4,000 people in the Department, and the one or two that could be trusted with a burnt-out match could find other work rapidly -- the rest should be unemployed, unpensioned, unemployable, and not eligible for rehire ASAP.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:14 AM (EzgxV)

523 Remember: It is many eGOPs who have already stated they'd vote for Hillarity! over Trump. So who would be handing that lying, socialist, dried out cunt the victory in an Hillarity!-Trump election scenario?

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 03:06 AM (5JTgA)


I'm trying to figure out how to say this in a way people will understand. I'm not supporting Jeb, or Rubio, or Trump, or Clinton.

It's like people can read what you type and then just ignore it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:14 AM (bLnSU)

524 The DoEd is one of several departments that needs to go. IF we had a healthy economy at all it should be privatized, and that goes for a lot of other things as well.

It's a constant battle that tends to take the form of "fight against government growth, fail, repeat, collapse, start again."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:17 AM (bLnSU)

525 Long, hard road. Hell, we're out of money by such a large margin it may be a historical footnote.

This.

We are a poor nation borrowing money on the family name.

And almost nobody is willing to acknowledge it.

Posted by: Methos at December 11, 2015 03:18 AM (ZbV+0)

526 Short election cycles mean it's easier to get rid of bad politicians, but it also means it's easier to get people to believe the wrong person is responsible for something. We have massive problems with this.

That's tangential to the "departments" question, the economics question, and the election, hopefully in obvious ways. Just a side observation.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:19 AM (bLnSU)

527 We are a poor nation borrowing money on the family name.

And almost nobody is willing to acknowledge it.

Posted by: Methos at December 11, 2015 03:18 AM (ZbV+0)


We're still a rich nation, we've just screwed ourselves over with numerous mortgages we may not be able to pay. It is sucking a lot of life out of the economy that pays for it all.

Because momentum is involved and it's insanely complex, I can't be sure if it's too late to correct or what the consequences will turn out to be, though most of the alternatives are not nice.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:21 AM (bLnSU)

528 518
Merovign, as you of course realize, it's not just your electoral vote that is meaningless (the case in many states, actually, for the structurally outnumbered side). Thanks to lawlessness at the state and federal level, and even deeper stupidity among CA voters, your vote is essentially meaningless on other matters, too.

Even ballot propositions - if they run counter to The Agenda - are now often essentially meaningless (faithless governor + AG, capricious/biased judiciary, no standing at SCOTUS). And the increasingly idiotic ones - stem-cell institute, high-speed rail, happy chickens - have become shoe-ins, whereas not that long ago, loony crap was still often rejected.

Of course you might live in an inland/otherwise not completely insane county, so local issues might actually be subject to the voters' will. Otherwise, intelligent voters have almost literally no say or influence over anything in CA.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 11, 2015 03:08 AM (QDnY+)




Seconds after the fiancee allows us to relocate, I will be 110% hauling-ass away from this implosion. Until then, I get to stand on the rim holding her hand.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:21 AM (EzgxV)

529 Mostly I'm with AllenG on this whole subject.

There are too many people addicted to OPM to fix this problem with politics or politicians.

I'm of the opinion that it is not "LiB" it is already burnt and everyone is picking through the ashes looking for shiny baubles.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 03:21 AM (WVsWD)

530 I'm not saying who you support, Mero. But with a party with such spines of steel as to be openly saying, before even one bloody primary, that they would not vote for their Party's nominee because he wasn't the elites' choice, but rather the people's choice, how does one respond to that?

I'm becoming more and more convinced with each passing day that the eGOPs love being the minority 'opposition' party. As the Congressional minority, their base can't have much expectations of them to actually do what they say they'll do during an election. Then they can go back to telling us how brave they are in fighting against the overreach of President Hillarity!

I've seen this lousy Kabuki play before. It bombed then and it bombs now.

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 03:22 AM (5JTgA)

531 Actually rhomboid it's still erratic, even stat-wide. The vote count is fraudulent but it's not unlimited, the jackasses still lose sometimes, and the courts occasionally decide something is a bridge too far.

If Newsom is elected, it's pretty much downhill from there, unless the courts pick up the pace on constitutional and corruption issues, which are a crapshoot now.

In comparative terms, a *fuckton* of Democrats have been/are being prosecuted, but it's hard to know how much more of that we'll see.

Unfortunately the state "ignores" the courts a lot, and the public a lot. It's usually procedural and not just defying the courts, though that happens too (good old LA).

I doubt we'll see serious improvements but I'm hoping it will at least not get worse (much) until I'm well and wealthy enough to leave.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:26 AM (bLnSU)

532 Way too serious a conversation for this early in the morning.

Somebody tell a funny story.......


I would but I don't have any.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 03:29 AM (WVsWD)

533 My argument goes anyone who isn't a avowed communist and or named Hillery is going to get my vote. I prefer Cruz but whoever else is the Republican candidate. If Trump ran as a independent it would split the opposition to the socialists giving them the White house. It would be bad and would expect the gulags to open up by 2020.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2015 03:30 AM (k0xxN)

534 524 The DoEd is one of several departments that needs to go. IF we had a healthy economy at all it should be privatized, and that goes for a lot of other things as well.

It's a constant battle that tends to take the form of "fight against government growth, fail, repeat, collapse, start again."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:17 AM (bLnSU)




There should be a Constitutional Amendment that says, "The Federal government shall have no role in education. Any legislator proposing, endorsing, or voting for a bill which would create a connection between the Federal government and education, or any government official who should attempt such interference, shall have 30 days to remove himself from the United States, and his discovery upon such territories thereafter shall be punished by death."




Once that gets run 'round the block a time or two, we can try the same with "healthcare".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:30 AM (EzgxV)

535 I get why people are desperate for someone who's not part of the problem.

I'm not convinced, at all, that Trump is not part of the problem.

And whoever it is faces the problem Obama likes to whine about - he's not a dictator. There's a limited number of things you can accomplish as President.

Unfortunately, between the legislature and the courts, they've let him get away with a lot of shit, and whether it's Cruz or Trump or *whoever* they aren't going to have it that easy.

Well, Clinton would. Because the bureaucracy *is* the government, so naturally they back the Party Of Government.

You know what else we need? Lobbying laws to apply to agencies. The Federal Government is the biggest lobbyist there is by an order of magnitude, and they lobby for their own funding and power and write legislation in a way "professional" lobbyists would die for.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:32 AM (bLnSU)

536 Hello roonz and roonettez and all the ships at sea.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 11, 2015 03:34 AM (UQGss)

537 525 Long, hard road. Hell, we're out of money by such a large margin it may be a historical footnote.

This.

We are a poor nation borrowing money on the family name.

And almost nobody is willing to acknowledge it.

Posted by: Methos at December 11, 2015 03:18 AM (ZbV+0)




Ever see this map? http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/ 2014/04/federal-land -and-a-percentage-of-total-state-land-area/ ?



Cap Federal land in a state at 10% and SELL OFF THE REST. What does the national debt look like then?



Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:37 AM (EzgxV)

538 There is lots you don't need a constitutional amendment to do because it doesn't say you can do them, they just do them anyway.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2015 03:38 AM (k0xxN)

539 Once that gets run 'round the block a time or two, we can try the same with "healthcare".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:30 AM (EzgxV)


I honestly don't think rules ultimately stop a-holes. I think culture is the valve on that, which is why Western culture is under constant attack.

I'm not even one who says it's perfect or ideal, just functional. The replacements aren't.

Unfortunately we're limited by our ignorance and our attention spans, which are kind of like boosters for ignorance.

I'm not saying y'all are ig'nan't, I'm saying no one knows more than a tiny, immeasurable percentage of what can be known.

If I had more energy I'd become "the list man" and create a site with hundreds of referenced lists to be linked, including things like Obama's impeachable offenses, the documents behind F&F or Benghazi, Clinton's security failures in detail, and probably other things that are important but not strictly political.

No one lists all the details, all the time or ever, we have these abbreviated conversations that contain a tiny portion of what we know, which is a tiny portion of what we've learned, which is a tiny portion of...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:39 AM (bLnSU)

540 Cap Federal land in a state at 10% and SELL OFF THE REST. What does the national debt look like then?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:37 AM (EzgxV)


The same if you just give it away to your cronies, which would likely happen.

On the other hand, think what Nevada or Alaska land would cost. I could totally afford useless land I could never sell!

Ideally the numbers should be a lot lower than they are, especially in Western states. Would end up lost in the priority shuffle, I think.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:42 AM (bLnSU)

541 A few radio talk show host I listen to are pointing out Trump is making of leftists and the Frankenstein candidate of their making. Everyone on the right is sick of pc crap, immigration problems, government overreach and many other things. Trump by his own backing needs no one else as is not controlled by anyone.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2015 03:43 AM (k0xxN)

542 And if Cruz does not get the nomination and Trump does, where does your vote go?





Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 02:55 AM (WVsWD)



Sean Sorrentino.

There should be a Constitutional Amendment...

Tenth Amendment - The powers not delegated to the United States by
the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to
the States respectively, or to the people.

Problem is, the Founders didn't put any actionable consequences in the text and the us.gov has pretty much been violating it from the get-go.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 11, 2015 03:46 AM (UQGss)

543 I should just get up and make the coffee but being sick all week coffee isn't grabbing me, but have been drinking as much as always.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2015 03:47 AM (k0xxN)

544 i'm a #Failifornia native, but the only reasons left to live here is the weather and the scenery.

everything else is FUBAR

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 03:48 AM (7+yyM)

545 It's going to be a long day as I've been up for hours already. Glad it's Friday.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2015 03:49 AM (k0xxN)

546
539 Once that gets run 'round the block a time or two, we can try the same with "healthcare".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:30 AM (EzgxV)

I honestly don't think rules ultimately stop a-holes. I think culture is the valve on that, which is why Western culture is under constant attack.

I'm not even one who says it's perfect or ideal, just functional. The replacements aren't.

Unfortunately we're limited by our ignorance and our attention spans, which are kind of like boosters for ignorance.

I'm not saying y'all are ig'nan't, I'm saying no one knows more than a tiny, immeasurable percentage of what can be known.

If I had more energy I'd become "the list man" and create a site with hundreds of referenced lists to be linked, including things like Obama's impeachable offenses, the documents behind F&F or Benghazi, Clinton's security failures in detail, and probably other things that are important but not strictly political.

No one lists all the details, all the time or ever, we have these abbreviated conversations that contain a tiny portion of what we know, which is a tiny portion of what we've learned, which is a tiny portion of...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:39 AM (bLnSU)



I'm implicitly agreeing with you. The Founders, in their wisdom, decided that the correction of misbehaviour by officeholders was impeachment -- removal from office. And that the keys to this process should be held by rival officeholders.



Unfortunately, when officeholders in multiple positions across multiple branches found common cause to loot the citizenry, impeachment became an empty threat. Accordingly, I expect that popular anti-corruption laws will become much more vicious and personal in their effects, as in "safely dead and buried before the next election cycle".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:51 AM (EzgxV)

547 Yeah, the tenth is pretty much doing a Caesar on the floor looking like a pincushion.

And I will give Trump credit for the Overton Window thing. Provided we don't end up with some kind of catastrophic vote split, that's useful.

The other side of that is that the Overton Window keeps moving and the left are *always* pushing. Breitbart got some *great* motion and no one took over when he died, so things started slipping back.

We need a constant stream of Breitbarts.

Also, I keep forgetting I need new ******* LED mice.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:51 AM (bLnSU)

548 i'm a #Failifornia native, but the only reasons left to live here is the weather and the scenery.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 03:48 AM (7+yyM)


There's nothing wrong with California that couldn't be fixed by moving the government 1100 miles West.

And the gangs.

And...

Damit, talked myself into a corner again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:52 AM (bLnSU)

549 Unfortunately, when officeholders in multiple positions across multiple branches found common cause to loot the citizenry, impeachment became an empty threat. Accordingly, I expect that popular anti-corruption laws will become much more vicious and personal in their effects, as in "safely dead and buried before the next election cycle".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:51 AM (EzgxV)


It would be nice to have an independent "corruption agency," but it would be the first thing corrupted.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:53 AM (bLnSU)

550 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2015 02:41 AM (oKE6c)

Redox can be a b***h

Posted by: Red Cat An Ox at December 11, 2015 03:56 AM (vBeA5)

551 With a lefty media covering for lefty politicians it's a uphill battle.

Posted by: Skip at December 11, 2015 03:56 AM (k0xxN)

552 HRH has been mumbeling about fleeing this shithole for awhile (she's also a native), but the argument has been "where to?"

she keeps talking North Carolina, and i say Texas.

then she found this place in the new Garden and Gun

www.braysisland.com/real-estate.aspx

if we sold our house here for the average going price in the area, we could buy a 4 bedroom place there straight up.

and i SO had my heart set on Texas... ;-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 03:57 AM (7+yyM)

553 548 i'm a #Failifornia native, but the only reasons left to live here is the weather and the scenery.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 03:48 AM (7+yyM)

There's nothing wrong with California that couldn't be fixed by moving the government 1100 miles West.

And the gangs.

And...

Damit, talked myself into a corner again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:52 AM (bLnSU)



You're overthinking this. Move every government employee just 150 miles due West, and it's a whole new ball game. And the gangbangers would have to find new games to play after their enablers got retired.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:59 AM (EzgxV)

554 BTW: if you don't have a subscription to Garden and Gun, get one...

it's an upscale moron/ette lifestyle guide.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:00 AM (7+yyM)

555 HAHAHA Avast lets you postpone reminders until "next century."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 04:00 AM (bLnSU)

556 You're overthinking this. Move every government employee just 150 miles due West, and it's a whole new ball game.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:59 AM (EzgxV)


Yes, but a *handful* of those from LA and SF might make it back to shore. It's not worth the risk.

Frankly if we could do the breakup game along The Barbell, it would still be a whole new ball game.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 04:03 AM (bLnSU)

557 the trashing of Paradise is one of the reasons i have 0 problems voting for Trump, not that this state won't vote for whomever has the "D" after their name.

even if he doesn't follow through on anything else, if he can run out all (or even most) the illegals, no matter where they're from, my life will be better, and that's more than any of the other candidates have offered up so far.

and that's a sentiment i'm hearing from a lot of different people, everywhere i go here...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:03 AM (7+yyM)

558 It would be nice to have an independent "corruption agency," but it would be the first thing corrupted.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 03:53 AM (bLnSU)

Truthfully, that's what the 2nd Amendment is for. I have no doubt that the reason for the push for gun control, besides the control of the People, is that some of those totalitarian gun grabbers know the 2nd Amendment is aimed directly at them, that we have it to kill tyrants in our government. When government fails to stop tyranny among itself, the 2nd is the People's last ditch 'impeachment' for such pols.

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 04:03 AM (5JTgA)

559 "The Barbell"???

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:04 AM (7+yyM)

560 I wish I could find good computer mice that didn't have buttons on the left side.

I'm looking at an auction and *all six* pictures are from the right side.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 04:06 AM (bLnSU)

561 "any government that is trying to disarm its people is likely planning on doing something they know you would shoot them for."

not sure where i saw that, but it strikes me as all too true.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:07 AM (7+yyM)

562 "The Barbell"???

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:04 AM (7+yyM)


San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the coastal corridor between them.

The bluest parts of CA, for the most part.

North Coast is a little mixed, and there are some big lib concentrations inland... but basically without the Barbell, CA is a Red State.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 04:07 AM (bLnSU)

563 Night all.

Here is "Scarborough Fair" as performed by Yao Si Ting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIK221ssIn8

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 11, 2015 04:08 AM (vBeA5)

564 552 HRH has been mumbeling about fleeing this shithole for awhile (she's also a native), but the argument has been "where to?"

she keeps talking North Carolina, and i say Texas.

then she found this place in the new Garden and Gun

www.braysisland.com/real-estate.aspx

if we sold our house here for the average going price in the area, we could buy a 4 bedroom place there straight up.

and i SO had my heart set on Texas... ;-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 03:57 AM (7+yyM)




#1 -- look deeply into long-term demographics for SC. The tax rate on peeps to support government pensioners is shortly about to go flipside.



#2 -- make sure you've experienced all the seasons in the "low country" between FL and VA before you decide to live there. It can be entrancingly beautiful for much of the year, but when it settles into 95 degrees at 95% humidity, you won't be able to go outside and enjoy it.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:09 AM (EzgxV)

565 since i never read the manual, i've never knowingly hit those buttons...

WTF are they supposed to do? it's like the stupid scrolling wheel... why do i need that when there's a slide bar on the side of the page?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:10 AM (7+yyM)

566 556 You're overthinking this. Move every government employee just 150 miles due West, and it's a whole new ball game.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 03:59 AM (EzgxV)

Yes, but a *handful* of those from LA and SF might make it back to shore. It's not worth the risk.

Frankly if we could do the breakup game along The Barbell, it would still be a whole new ball game.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 04:03 AM (bLnSU)




You'd have a maximum of six making it back from Sacramento. LA and SF government employees would be long gone -- especially 'cause the SF folks would be on the OTHER SIDE of the red triangle.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:11 AM (EzgxV)

567 since i never read the manual, i've never knowingly hit those buttons...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:10 AM (7+yyM)


I move the mouse with my fingers on the side, I don't rest my hand on the top.

I hit the buttons constantly, my current mouse allows me to disable them but it's still a nuisance.

They're just extra buttons so you can do more things with the mouse, like game controls, scrolling, page up/down, volume controls, whatever.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 04:14 AM (bLnSU)

568 536 Hello roonz and roonettez and all the ships at sea.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 11, 2015 03:34 AM (UQGss)




Howdy, howdy! And how is being "Mr. Hades" settling upon your brow?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:17 AM (EzgxV)

569 If you took your kid to see this movie you deserve a
medal. If its your kid's favorite movie that they want to watch all
the time, you have my deepest sympathies.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 01:39 AM (zt+N6)


Mrs Hades saw this today and reacted with great glee (she's such a big kid). We got about ten minutes in and she said "Yeah, this is a dumb movie" and then had a better idea as to what we should be doing with our time.
Which is why I didn't get here till just recently.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 11, 2015 04:20 AM (UQGss)

570 Prisoner: Cell Block H actress Maggie Kirkpatrick cleared of convictions for abusing teen

http://trib.al/qnD2BKn


I sure as hell wouldnt have convicted her.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 11, 2015 04:22 AM (iQIUe)

571 Howdy, howdy! And how is being "Mr. Hades" settling upon your brow?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:17 AM (EzgxV)


Loving it.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 11, 2015 04:23 AM (UQGss)

572 Man, the flying fingers hovering over the DELETE key are moving damn quick this morning. Faster than my brain is working, that's for sure.

Jose can you see you're gone?

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 04:24 AM (5JTgA)

573 Truthfully, that's what the 2nd Amendment is for. I
have no doubt that the reason for the push for gun control, besides the
control of the People, is that some of those totalitarian gun grabbers
know the 2nd Amendment is aimed directly at them, that we have it to
kill tyrants in our government. When government fails to stop tyranny
among itself, the 2nd is the People's last ditch 'impeachment' for such
pols.

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 04:03 AM (5JTgA)



That's also why there has never been, and never will be, a serious effort to ban guns in this country (although they do pick around the edges hoping to accomplish the same thing). There are just too damn many of them (not as many in my safe as I would like, but everyone has his/her/xer cross to bear I guess) and a half second after the presidick signed the law into effect the threepers would go to DC and declare open season on politicians.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 11, 2015 04:27 AM (UQGss)

574 never heard it called "barbell" before, but that's pretty much accurate. the ag portions of the Central Coast are fairly conservative, but not that many folks live there.

i'm the guy who went to Benning in January, when they wanted me to wait until June, so i'd be part of a Cohort company...

coldest winter they'd had in decades (1983)

Texas isn't much better, but, as i put it, the state religion is HVAC.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:27 AM (6wA5/)

575
Release the Vic!

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 04:29 AM (qul7b)

576 572 Man, the flying fingers hovering over the DELETE key are moving damn quick this morning. Faster than my brain is working, that's for sure.

Jose can you see you're gone?

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 04:24 AM (5JTgA)




You must be on some benighted link where TB3K works slower than Pixy -- normally TB3K works faster than Pixy by at least one order of magnitude.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:29 AM (EzgxV)

577 i always LOL at the fascists who ask how gun owners are going to stand up to the world's best military...

i just ask them who they think joins in the first place.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:31 AM (tR7f8)

578 I think we're a couple of hours early for Vic, or so.

I *hope* to be asleep by then, but I have little control over my sleep schedule.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 04:31 AM (bLnSU)

579
Immanentize the Eschaton!

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 04:32 AM (qul7b)

580
Free Silver!

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 04:33 AM (qul7b)

581
Free Eschaton!

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 04:34 AM (qul7b)

582
Immanentize Vagina!

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 04:34 AM (qul7b)

583 another good one is "well, they have tanks!"

and then i point out that the most vulnerable point on an M-1 Abrams is the fuel tanker in the LOGPAC...

they're such amateurs that they don't study tactics OR logistics.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:34 AM (tR7f8)

584
Damn sobriety...

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 04:34 AM (qul7b)

585
579
Immanentize the Eschaton!

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 04:32 AM (qul7b)
580
Free Silver!

Posted by: The Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at December 11, 2015 04:33 AM (qul7b)




Someone's alter-ego just get banned???

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:35 AM (EzgxV)

586 582, etc... link no workie

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:36 AM (tR7f8)

587 Mrs Hades saw this today and reacted with great glee (she's such a big kid). We got about ten minutes in and she said "Yeah, this is a dumb movie" and then had a better idea as to what we should be doing with our time.
Which is why I didn't get here till just recently.


Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 11, 2015 04:20 AM (UQGss)



Folding laundry right?


But yeah seriously, you have all these animated films that come out like Frozen and Big Hero 6 for Disney, and the How to Train your Dragon movies from DreamWorks, and its not like they're Shrek where they are sticking in the very adult jokes. But they can still be enjoyable on an adult level. I don't know where the Despicable Me franchise falls on that scale because I've never seen them but it seems like its somewhere in that range. But Home. You could use that as an interrogation method if you're willing to risk charges of war crimes.

Posted by: buzzion at December 11, 2015 04:36 AM (zt+N6)

588 i always LOL at the fascists who ask how gun owners are going to stand up to the world's best military...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:31 AM (tR7f


https://youtu.be/8kG9j5Io6yw

The Irish from Braveheart.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 04:36 AM (bLnSU)

589 586 582, etc... link no workie

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:36 AM (tR7f



You're probably fortunate -- if it "worked" it might drop malware on you.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:37 AM (EzgxV)

590 no script saves the day again....

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:40 AM (tR7f8)

591 http:// acecomments.mu.nu/ iliketits DOT com

i guess it's supposed to redirect?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:41 AM (tR7f8)

592 590 no script saves the day again....

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:40 AM (tR7f




Recommended....but not entirely sufficient. It's always best to pre-screen your links.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:42 AM (EzgxV)

593 i did, but saw the first part was for here, so i thought it was a link to comments here or such...

and i *always* check links in e-mails.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:44 AM (tR7f8)

594 they're such amateurs that they don't study tactics OR logistics.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:34 AM (tR7f


I was never in the military, but I sure learned a lot from, not only studying history, but playing those old S ampersand T board games, with the small square cardboard pieces designating various military units on hexagon grids. Strategy and logistics and the actualization of the concept that the best laid plans go out the window upon first enemy contact.

Considering that many of our special snowflakes brag openly about needing safe spaces, they'd be toast within the first day in any insurrection that may arise. They'd be more upset by being told to 'get up against that fucking wall' because microaggressions than actually being shot. I believe the phrase is 'too stupid to breathe'.

The only thing I have to fear from a lefty is a communicable disease.

Posted by: RickZ at December 11, 2015 04:48 AM (5JTgA)

595 hmmm... whois isn't very informative...

Domain Name: ILIKETITS.COM
Registrar: TLD REGISTRAR SOLUTIONS LTD
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 1564
Whois Server: whois.tldregistrarsolutions.com
Referral URL: http://www.tldregistrarsolutions.com
Name Server: NS1.HASTYDNS.COM
Name Server: NS2.HASTYDNS.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 26-jun-2015
Creation Date: 28-jul-1999
Expiration Date: 28-jul-2016

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:48 AM (tR7f8)

596 591 http:// acecomments.mu.nu/ iliketits DOT com

i guess it's supposed to redirect?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:41 AM (tR7f



I'm not sure. I can tell you that I got into a "playful" link slapfight with "Ira" in May where he dropped a picture of a chicken on me....and a couple of days later I realized I had a keylogger. Since then, I've install noscript and become a whole lot less interested in chasing links from people I don't know well.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:48 AM (EzgxV)

597 i wasn't really in the military either, at least according to the VA...

i guess the CA ARNG doesn't really count. ;-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:49 AM (tR7f8)

598 596: sounds like a good policy...


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:51 AM (tR7f8)

599 0200?

i better get to bed before Resident Evil wakes up for w*rk...


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:52 AM (tR7f8)

600 lol: my PC is 6 minutes ahead of Pixy

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:53 AM (tR7f8)

601 600 lol: my PC is 6 minutes ahead of Pixy

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:53 AM (tR7f



Pixytime seems entirely uncoordinated to any national or international standards.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:54 AM (EzgxV)

602 601 600 lol: my PC is 6 minutes ahead of Pixy

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:53 AM (tR7f



Pixytime seems entirely uncoordinated to any national or international standards.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:54 AM (EzgxV)




It is, however, acceptable to hamsters all around the globe.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:55 AM (EzgxV)

603 they're such amateurs that they don't study tactics OR logistics.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 11, 2015 04:34 AM (tR7f


Amateurs study tactics, professionals study logistics.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 11, 2015 04:58 AM (UQGss)

604 Pixytime seems entirely uncoordinated to any national or international standards.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:54 AM (EzgxV)


On the long scale, none of them are coordinated, because hate.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 11, 2015 05:06 AM (bLnSU)

605 Pixytime seems entirely uncoordinated to any national or international standards.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 11, 2015 04:54 AM (EzgxV)

It is a product of the radiation from the time machine Ace totally doesn't have bleeding over onto the hamsters.

Posted by: Bete as collateral at December 11, 2015 05:17 AM (Ojki1)

606 Mornin'.

Think I'll check out Party Cannon's music just because they're clearly non-conformist, and I like non-conformists.

But the best Death Metal band ever is/was Opeth. True, they're not Death Metal (or barely metal at all) anymore, but man, back in the day...albums like STILL LIFE and BLACKWATER PARK were such tremendous achievements.

Group leader Michael Akerfeldt was a visionary genius, taking a tired and somewhat ridiculous genre and completely bending it to his idiosyncratic will.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 11, 2015 05:30 AM (HMt16)

607 I think the Political Hat is a metalhead. If someone sees him, could we have a translation of the band names, pretty please? Most of the names look like Klingon to me. (I'm with you WWW, in going to check out Party Cannon.) At one point I had a subscription to Metal Maniacs magazine -- it was a total hoot. Gushing fan writing interspersed with real analysis of equipment.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 11, 2015 05:40 AM (MIKMs)

608 It's a beautiful day in ETEX! A day for cranking up some Skynyrd on the way to work. If you gotta pay the yankee tax you may's well be rockin'.

Posted by: Eromero at December 11, 2015 05:45 AM (b+df9)

609 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 06:03 AM (ptqRm)

610 Good morning.
Woke up too early.
On the plus side, no headache, yay.

Posted by: votermom at December 11, 2015 06:13 AM (cbfNE)

611 North Sea Brent closed below $40/bbl.

Venezuela is looking into ending oil subsidies to the Carribean (PetroCaribe).

http://www.wtrg.com

Keep pumping, Abdul.

Posted by: fluffy at December 11, 2015 06:17 AM (AfsKp)

612 Well the DNC\CoC....sorry NBC\WSJ poll looks like it outlier. All of the other polls show support for Trump's proposal to be in the majority or at least in the mid to high 40's. As The Conservative Treehouse stated, this is just gaslighting.

Posted by: WOPR at December 11, 2015 06:20 AM (LTDSy)

613 While I'm cheering for the ultimate demise of the GOPe wing of the Uniparty, I can't help but feel a twinge of sadness. I became a Republican because of Ronald Reagan, and remained a loyal member of the party for so long.

But after being kicked in the 'nads by the GOPe over and over for nigh on two decades now, it's over. And it pisses me off that I have to leave the party I once so strongly supported. I can only console myself with the thought that I didn't leave the Republican party, the Republican party left me.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 11, 2015 06:29 AM (HMt16)

614 The Phantom Menace was terrible, but worse that I kept arguing with my nerdy friend how terrible it was. Nothing worse than having to argue about what you take to be obvious on it's face.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 11, 2015 06:29 AM (VdICR)

615 I love Jose Canesco. He is no dumber than Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Biden, Sally Kohn, your average campus crybully, or the RNC and at least his stupidity makes me laugh, rather than infuriating me. If all dumb people limited themselves to making goofy statements about Mars rather than trying to force the entire world to be as stupid as they are, it would be a better world.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 11, 2015 06:37 AM (P8951)

616 Morning all

Why is Berghdal still walking around breathing?

And Fredo is shutting down all investigations targeting muslims?

7 Days in May

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 11, 2015 06:43 AM (gf8BH)

617 I love Jose Canesco. He is no dumber than Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Biden, Sally Kohn, your average campus crybully, or the RNC and at least his stupidity makes me laugh, rather than infuriating me. If all dumb people limited themselves to making goofy statements about Mars rather than trying to force the entire world to be as stupid as they are, it would be a better world.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at December 11, 2015 06:37 AM (P8951)

And at least Conseco can hit a ball further than the others

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 11, 2015 06:44 AM (gf8BH)

618 Must be some Lazeruth Puthy in B'More.

Suddenly, one less in the murdered column.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 06:45 AM (ptqRm)

619 3-week-old wounded by rocks in the West Bank
The baby's mother was driving her five children to Jerusalem when they were suddenly hit by rocks; glass slivers were removed from baby's face at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

have I said muslims are fucking animals this AM yet?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 11, 2015 06:45 AM (gf8BH)

620 "have I said muslims are fucking animals this AM yet?"

Why no...No, I don't believe you have.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 06:49 AM (ptqRm)

621 I will also put it on the morning thread, But Midway is offering NRA lifetime membership for $500.00

http://tinyurl.com/hxcxbsy

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 06:51 AM (ptqRm)

622 "have I said muslims are fucking animals this AM yet?"

Why no...No, I don't believe you have.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 06:49 AM (ptqRm)

Hearing the Morning News always puts me in a fine mood. It's a great Navy Day isn't it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 11, 2015 06:51 AM (gf8BH)

623 "Hearing the Morning News always puts me in a fine mood. It's a great Navy Day isn't it?"



Fine Navy Day it is, Sir.

I sometimes had a bad day.

I even once had a bad command.


But........truth be told, I never had a bad Navy.

And the Wife really misses it.
House is too cluttered, and PCS'ing always used to take care of that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 06:54 AM (ptqRm)

624 "Isolation almost invariably means poverty and backwardness."

Not isolation. Tyranny or lack of resources. Isolated areas are either resource poor or a tyrant comes to power and (God, Mother nature, SMOD) is required to take the tyrant and/or successors out. Usually all the useful people leave and the society collapses.

Posted by: logic at December 11, 2015 06:55 AM (jN+3o)

625 *stretches*

*looks at place where EMT should be*

*coils up ready for a cat-like pounce*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 11, 2015 06:56 AM (1xUj/)

626 Fine Navy Day it is, Sir.

I sometimes had a bad day.

I even once had a bad command.


But........truth be told, I never had a bad Navy.

And the Wife really misses it.
House is too cluttered, and PCS'ing always used to take care of that.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 06:54 AM (ptqRm)

yeah..my wife will be having the football team over this weekend LOL..I have a few patients and then I am off to Andrews AFB for the weekend to play

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 11, 2015 06:57 AM (gf8BH)

627 I see that Mollie Hemingway gave Ace a nice shout-out at The Federalist in her column about why she hates everybody re: Trump.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 11, 2015 06:58 AM (HMt16)

628 Trump might not be the answer but he's answer enough.

Like him or hate him he cuts through the bullshit and has neutered the MSM to the point where even they are now in full panic mode.

And I see all of the late night "comics" have suddenly found politics funny enough again to make with the yuk Yuma.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 11, 2015 06:59 AM (qgbPQ)

629 "I am off to Andrews AFB for the weekend to play"



My father was stationed there when I was born at Walter Reed.

Wave "Hi" when you go through B'More.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 07:00 AM (ptqRm)

630 Yeah I love that Trump is shaking things up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 11, 2015 07:01 AM (gf8BH)

631 Wave "Hi" when you go through B'More.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 07:00 AM (ptqRm)


your in B'More?

I will.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 11, 2015 07:02 AM (gf8BH)

632 *curls back up and naps*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 11, 2015 07:02 AM (1xUj/)

633 *coils up ready for a cat-like pounce*

Is that the thing where you crouch down in the front, and then elevate your butt, while wiggling it back and forth?


Askin' for a friend.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 07:02 AM (ptqRm)

634 "your in B'More? "

That's why I stay up on the B'More murder trends and Freddy Gray case.

They will directly impact our lives.


There are a few Morons here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 07:04 AM (ptqRm)

635 Lead ban?



We should read this, cause I never knew it was being signed.


http://tinyurl.com/h8ovgra

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 07:06 AM (ptqRm)

636 Is that the thing where you crouch down in the front, and then elevate your butt, while wiggling it back and forth?


Askin' for a friend.



*rummages through closet for Christmas tassles*


*staples them to butt*


Hey, if you want a show you'll get a show.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 11, 2015 07:06 AM (1xUj/)

637 What would Obama do different if he was secret ISIS supporter? ISIS told him it couldn't help itself that night in Benghazi. The sensations were too intense. But don't worry Obama. ISIS promises they won't do it again and that Obama will never taste that awful taste again. Especially if Obama will protect them from that mean old Russian bear.

Posted by: logic at December 11, 2015 07:07 AM (jN+3o)

638 I keep reading and hearing that Trump is un electable but the AP has a new survey released yesterday showing him as the most electable among all of the Republican candidates.

I am beginning to think that some people are heavily invested in blowing smoke up my a$$.

The article goes on further to say that not a single candidate is positive on favorables, not a single one. Hmmmm......

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 11, 2015 07:07 AM (iONHu)

639 The elites in Paris are enjoying their luxury hotel rooms so much they are extending the Climate talks. The "developing" countries still don't want to do anything, Kerry is excited.

Posted by: Colin at December 11, 2015 07:07 AM (T3Tpd)

640 The MFM's playbook for years has been:

1. React with outrage to a conservative saying something conservative

2. Demand that every right or right-leaning politician and pundit denounce the badthink

3. When some politicians and pundits do denounce the badthink, tout the "escalating" denunciation of the badthink. Those politicians and pundits who don't denounce the badthink, or don't do so full-throatedly enough, are added to the "scandal" the MFM has created in step #1.

4. Vicious circle through step #3 as long as they can keep it going, hopefully dragging a few new badthinkers into the muck along with the original badthinker.

5. The badthinker(s) a) apologize for saying something conservative, or b) resign


Trump has thrown the MFM into paroxysms of impotent rage because their playbook doesn't work against him, and it's the only one they have.

The ways and means by which Trump has accomplished this are worthy of much study, and could save the GOP if they weren't the Stupid Party.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at December 11, 2015 07:09 AM (HMt16)

641 Re: Hot prison chicks. They NEVER look like they do in the pictures. Never. Trust me on that.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 11, 2015 07:10 AM (5buP8)

642 Morning thread up.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at December 11, 2015 07:10 AM (WVsWD)

643 That's why I stay up on the B'More murder trends and Freddy Gray case.

They will directly impact our lives.


There are a few Morons here.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 07:04 AM (ptqRm)

How's that first Officer's case going? Any indication of anything?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 11, 2015 07:11 AM (gf8BH)

644 "Hey, if you want a show you'll get a show."


Oh yeh!!!


* Grabs a fist full of $5.00s*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 11, 2015 07:11 AM (ptqRm)

645 It's a great Navy Day isn't it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 11, 2015 06:51 AM (gf8BH)


The skies are haze gray...

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 11, 2015 07:11 AM (UQGss)

646 I just LOVE fonts for Death Metal and Hardcore bands. I bet the pronounciation for some of those bands is a low growl.

But Party Cannon?

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at December 11, 2015 08:25 AM (vFmT2)

647 The president really said this:

"To remember that our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others-regardless of what they look like or where they come from or what their last name is or what faith they practice. To be honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. To nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of Earth. To nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of Earth. That is our choice. Today, we affirm hope."

Meanly lose? Are we 4?

Posted by: Lauren at December 11, 2015 02:52 PM (Kqit+)

648 The good looking crazy ones are always the best fuck.

Just keep your track shoes close after your finished.

And NEVER, EVER give them your real name.

Posted by: dawg at December 11, 2015 03:51 PM (UsCnO)

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Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat