Overnight Open Thread (29 Jul 2016)

Tis the season. Waves of thunderstorms to pave way for uptick in Atlantic tropical storms, hurricanes during August.

BTW, we're in the window for viewing the Perseid meteor shower (peak is on Aug. 12th). It's supposed to be spectacular this year with double the usual rates so if you're outside, check it out.

Science

Is this the science that Hillary believes in? Correcting some bizarre and incorrect assertions on global warming.

THE STATEMENT: Bill Nye, the "Science Guy," claims that the Earth's climate is "changing 10,000 times faster than ever in history."

THE PROBLEM: The Earth's climate has changed catastrophically and rapidly at varying points throughout its geologic history. No doubt, the widespread extinction event of 65 million years ago, caused by either a meteor impact or worldwide volcanic eruptions, altered the Earth's climate more rapidly and thoroughly than the minor warming seen over the past century. The 0.8 degree Celsius (1.44 F) rise in temperatures noted since the late 1800s is, by comparison, a very tiny blip in the overall geologic record.

Some historical events to ponder when considering Nye's incredibly exaggerated claim. In 829 AD, the Nile River froze. But 300 years later, temperatures had risen so significantly (into what's called "The Medieval Warm Period") that the Vikings were able to colonize and farm a warm, temperate Greenland. At the same time, the British began to grow grapes and make wine. This warming is also documented in China's historical record. By the 1300s, however, global temperatures had dropped off rapidly, leading to what is now termed "The Little Ice Age," which lasted about 300 years. In a matter of decades, global climate swung profoundly - a much greater change, and in a shorter time span, than the 20th century warm period that Nye views as being so dramatic.

Here's the problem with "science" today. We should not accept scientific results that have not been repeated.

Bikini Cop

Dayum. Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing.

Best News Cringe Moments

Submarines

Why are submarines an unpopular choice for US Naval Academy graduates?

Hillary's Tax Hikes

Here's a list of Hillary's planned tax hikes.

Paratrooper Static Line Jump

Luggage Locks

Nice job Washington Post. Anyone can now print out all TSA master keys.

Headphone Tangle Formula

Heh. The mathematical formula that causes your headphones to tangle.

It turns out that there is a reason this happens, and it has been the subject of scientific research. iPhone earbud tangles are a function of the length of the wire and the amount of 'agitation' the wire is subjected to.

When the two are plotted against each other - length versus agitation - the rate of knots and tangles obeys a statistical pattern that describes a curve.

The Cone Of Shame

Tonight's ONT brought to you by 25 incredible military photos taken at just the right time:

Top image via

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Comments

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1 Good.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 10:21 PM (r7qNw)

2 Arrest me.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 10:22 PM (r7qNw)

3 Anyone can now print out all TSA master keys.

Are you the Keymaster?

Posted by: scantily-clad Sigourney Weaver at July 29, 2016 10:23 PM (rLrEx)

4 This is early.

Yippee!

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 29, 2016 10:23 PM (4+VII)

5 Hopefully no peni jocks. Poor little guys.

Posted by: Infidel at July 29, 2016 10:23 PM (DYBRi)

6 Climate change is for people who drive Teslas. Or don't have cars.

Posted by: BacktoGA at July 29, 2016 10:24 PM (3oSQ9)

7 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 29, 2016 10:24 PM (KCxzN)

8 They may have the master keys, but they'll never guess the combination.

Posted by: President Skrewb at July 29, 2016 10:25 PM (UPYhp)

9 Happy-ish Friday Evening, all y'all ...

Not a great day for me personally, but every day is a good day.

Posted by: Adriane the Male Lingerie Critic ... at July 29, 2016 10:25 PM (AoK0a)

10 Thank you, God ,the other thread is done with

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2016 10:26 PM (HXQyP)

11 Thank you, God ,the other thread is done with

Undergarment-ist!!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Male Lingerie Critic ... at July 29, 2016 10:27 PM (AoK0a)

12 University Requires Ideological Purity

College campuses have increasingly become hard-Left monocultures. Now the University of Cincinnati is formally requiring new faculty and staff formerly declare their ideological purity in writing.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12162

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 29, 2016 10:27 PM (vBeA5)

13 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 10:28 PM (EzgxV)

14 I don't know what's weirder...the bikini cop making an arrest or a Swedish chick with a baseball glove.

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 10:28 PM (qUNWi)

15 Frontpage magazine has the best had the best takedowns of Hillary's speech

Dressed in a white pantsuit, the former secretary of state over-pronounced her words as if she were a special education teacher or a singer in the Swedish band Abba

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 29, 2016 10:28 PM (HXQyP)

16 "If I were naked I would have intervened as well," she said.

Oh no. If she were naked she'd have intervenedeven better.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 29, 2016 10:29 PM (tIja6)

17 God bless submariners.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 10:29 PM (KzPJv)

18 Ugh, jokes. Stop with the beer and shots already.

Posted by: Infidel at July 29, 2016 10:30 PM (6OT4j)

19 Now the University of Cincinnati is formally requiring new faculty and staff formerly declare their ideological purity in writing.

Posted by: The Political Hat

Do they have to raise their right hand when making the pledge?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 29, 2016 10:30 PM (UPYhp)

20 I bet she can break glass ceilings so good

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 29, 2016 10:30 PM (McglG)

21 My son is a submariner. I will have to ask him about the 100-130 hours per week thing. He is a Senior Chief. So, he should know. (but it sounds like bullshit) My sister's husband is a retired Navy Captain, who also spent some time in subs. I will have to ask him too.

My mom had an old friend who's husband was a Chief in the Navy. The old gal would say:

The bad thing is that he's away for six months at a time.

The good thing is that he's away for six months at a time.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 29, 2016 10:32 PM (4+VII)

22 If the Daily Mail ran that bikini cop story there would be more pictures.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 10:32 PM (r7qNw)

23 Ahem....a heads up would have been nice folks.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 29, 2016 10:33 PM (heN73)

24 If the Daily Mail ran that bikini cop story there would be more pictures.
Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is

Not as many as The Sun would've run.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 29, 2016 10:33 PM (UPYhp)

25 But, but.... I thought there would be No Math here... and it's everywhere!

Good stuff, CDR M!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at July 29, 2016 10:34 PM (044Fx)

26 Good for the Swedish bikini cop! Good thing one of the "new Swedes" didn't see her, all nekkid and everything.

Posted by: Lazy Boomer at July 29, 2016 10:34 PM (cHuNI)

27 14 I don't know what's weirder...the bikini cop making an arrest or a Swedish chick with a baseball glove.


Look closer. Those are shoes.

Posted by: Puddleglum is on vacation, Weeeee at July 29, 2016 10:35 PM (rJxzw)

28 I was a surface sailor and easily broke 100 hours a week underway. Easily.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 29, 2016 10:35 PM (McglG)

29 Those Military photos are amazing.

Posted by: Infidel at July 29, 2016 10:35 PM (6OT4j)

30 NOBODY tells us about the ONT being NOOD?!?

...screw you guys.

GFY.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 10:36 PM (6gk0M)

31 I'm off to Sweden to be a bad boy!

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at July 29, 2016 10:36 PM (UpGcq)

32 At 5:00 on the static line jump video, is that some poor bastard whose chute didn't open in the background?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 10:36 PM (EzgxV)

33 Fresh new ONT smell.

At least, that's what I'll tell myself it is.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 29, 2016 10:36 PM (v5iqM)

34
What a week, eh?

Posted by: Jun Wu To at July 29, 2016 10:37 PM (byC4T)

35 Master keys?

When I was in college, one of my idiot/savant colleagues cracked the code of Master Locks. From the serial number he could know the combination to unlock a lock. Master Lock sued his ass. When he had to go to court, and miss a mid-term exam, the Professor was NOT sympathetic. Nothing like being held up to ridicule for lack of ethics in an Upper-Division Computer Science class.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 29, 2016 10:37 PM (4+VII)

36 Remember to tune in to Monster Chiller Horror Theater this Saturday night at 11 for "Dr. Tongue Vs the Swedish Bikini Cop 3D"! Oooo, Scary!

Ow! Ow! Ooooowwwww!!!

Posted by: Count Floyd at July 29, 2016 10:37 PM (UPYhp)

37 Nobody mentioned the wrong date on the ONT thread title?

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at July 29, 2016 10:38 PM (VSenK)

38 At 5:00 on the static line jump video, is that some poor bastard whose chute didn't open in the background?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 10:36 PM (EzgxV) fnord (EzgxV)


Hey, that's only like a 0.5% failure rate. That's pretty good, right?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 29, 2016 10:38 PM (wB8Tg)

39 Look closer. Those are shoes.

Are you challenging me?

Yeah they're shoes nevermind.

Ar least Maetenloch isn't here to ban me.

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 10:39 PM (qUNWi)

40 "Nobody mentioned the wrong date on the ONT thread title?"
-Posted by: Bacon Jeff at July 29, 2016 10:38 PM (VSenK)

I was too pissed to notice.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 10:39 PM (6gk0M)

41 I need to ask y'all for stupid prayers.


I have a 13 year old cat who has a chronic disease...feline stomatitis. Basically, her immune system is rejecting her teeth. It causes incredible inflammation and pain of her mouth and gums. Our options are to have her teeth pulled by a specialist for thousands of dollars, which we can't afford, or to do what we are doing, which is treat her with steroid injections periodically.


Currently, her steroid injections are lasting four weeks and that time frame is shrinking. I ask for prayers to know when the proper time to end her suffering is.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 29, 2016 10:40 PM (+eR2D)

42 Professor Lawrence Tribe says it appears that Trump's invitation to espionage violates the Logan Act and two federal statutes. This is not the Republican Party I knew.

Posted by: Caleb Ethan Kale at July 29, 2016 10:40 PM (J66QD)

43 Hell, in port was probably close to 100 hours as well.

Sea duty sucks whether your're surface or sub. I don't know if things have changed all that much in the close to 20 years since I got out, but the read I get from the sailors I know is not much.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 29, 2016 10:41 PM (McglG)

44 Great ONT!

Cdr M loves us in spite of ourselves.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 29, 2016 10:41 PM (jR7Wy)

45 I was assuming I'd gone back in time a week, *again*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 29, 2016 10:41 PM (wB8Tg)

46 When you are out at sea, you are basically working 24/7.

I want that Swedish cop to patrol the German pool and start kicking ass on Muzzies.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 29, 2016 10:41 PM (4+VII)

47 Sorry about your kittaw Dangergirl...

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 10:41 PM (qUNWi)

48 Courtesy has taken a shit and buried itself under a foot of self-absorbed bullshit.

G'Night.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 10:42 PM (6gk0M)

49 Nice ONT M,

that poor dog...

I am wondering if "being negative is so bad" why the donks never pay the price with their tales of woe, unfairness, and vilification of America over the past 80 years?

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:42 PM (SzZnW)

50 F-16, P-51, A-10, F-15.......oh my.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 10:43 PM (9ym/8)

51 Night Slap...


Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:43 PM (SzZnW)

52 Professor Lawrence Tribe says it appears that Trump's invitation to espionage violates the Logan Act and two federal statutes

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Obama's joke to put the IRS on his political opponets was just a joke.

--------------------------------------

Hillary's solicitation of donations from foreign governments was philathropy not influence peddling.

Posted by: Jun Wu To at July 29, 2016 10:43 PM (byC4T)

53 Professor Lawrence Tribe says it appears that Trump's invitation to espionage violates the Logan Act and two federal statutes.

I am gobsmacked.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (rwI+c)

54 Night Slap. Please lighten up just a little bit. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (YLidQ)

55 26 Posted by: Lazy Boomer at July 29, 2016 10:34 PM (cHuNI)

The "newer, better swedes comrade"

//Bernie Bro

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (SzZnW)

56 Thanks eleven. My worst fear is not knowing when the right time is. I fear making her suffer beyond what she can handle.


I don't know if that makes sense or not.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (+eR2D)

57 Didn't know about the kittie, DG.



Sorry.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (9ym/8)

58 Personelmen and supply clerks sure as hell didn't work 24/7.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (McglG)

59 Arrest me, baby. Arrest me real good.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (0mRoj)

60 Nobody mentioned the wrong date on the ONT thread title?

Cut the CDR a break. The poor guy has been working witwithout day off for weeks protecting the.countru and stuff.

Waves hi to CDR M.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 10:45 PM (KzPJv)

61 53 Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (rwI+c)

Larry Tribe's head, literally is on backwards given the whiplash from doing 180s onm the nature of Presidential Powers when his Shit Midas got elected.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:45 PM (SzZnW)

62 Damn I got willowed. At least when I got up here it wasn't at comment #200 like last time.

The cone of shame vid is hilarious. Thanks for ONT, CDR M

Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 10:45 PM (6IPEM)

63 *passes Slap some Midol*


Hoooooooorde!!!

It's been a while. How goes it?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:45 PM (89UPP)

64 Prof. Larry Tribe is not self-aware.

Hillary for Prison 2016!

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 29, 2016 10:45 PM (4+VII)

65 Professor Lawrence Tribe says it appears that Trump's invitation to espionage violates the Logan Act and two federal statutes.

I am gobsmacked.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (rwI+c)

****

They are acting as if Scankles server is still live and available. Good God, these people got nuttin.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 10:45 PM (YLidQ)

66 THE STATEMENT: Bill Nye, the "Science Guy," claims that the Earth's climate is "changing 10,000 times faster than ever in history."
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Because a mechanical engineer *really* understands these things.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 10:46 PM (w/iDp)

67 Heading to bed as we are taking the grandkids to Mammoth Cave tomorrow. Should be fun

Posted by: FCF at July 29, 2016 10:46 PM (kejii)

68 Nobody mentioned the wrong date on the ONT thread title?

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at July 29, 2016 10:38 PM (VSenK)


Next thing you're gonna tell us we have to read the content too, huh?

Posted by: The Content-Free Hat *weee* at July 29, 2016 10:46 PM (vBeA5)

69 56 Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (+eR2D)

DG, it is an age old conundrum. I kept an Alsatian/Wolf hybrid alive for more than 20 years, were I am a better man I probably should have put him down a year before he died....his knees were gone and his energy was shot but he ate and such and euthanizing him would probably quite literally have killed a part of me he had been at my side since I was 2 1/2 years old.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:47 PM (SzZnW)

70 Oh to be busted!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2016 10:47 PM (0tfLf)

71 I don't read the timestamps. I just come here to read the comments.

Posted by: Zombie Andrew Breitbart at July 29, 2016 10:47 PM (4+VII)

72

I wish to state that I am not now, nor have ever been a ferretsexual.

Red Pandas now, ...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 29, 2016 10:48 PM (qcmqL)

73 Gawd, my spelling is atrocious. I blame the drugs.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 10:48 PM (KzPJv)

74 " I ask for prayers to know when the proper time to end her suffering is."



DG, that is a hard one. Always measure quality of life vs. what you can afford. I know that's shitty with a beloved pet but it's just the plain damn truth. I wish there was a way around it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 10:48 PM (9ym/8)

75 Didn't know about the kittie, DG.







Sorry.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (9ym/


S'ok RK. We've been dealing with this for over a year. Her injection time has been shrinking and shrinking. The last was four weeks ago, so we asked the vet to up her steroid dose, which he did by 50%.
She's a feral, so I know she's had a much better life than what was mapped for her. I just want her to end comfortably, not in pain due to my personal selfish ideas of how she should live.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 29, 2016 10:48 PM (+eR2D)

76 I don't know if you'd seen my recommendation before CDR M, but check out the band Perturbator. Dark synthwave reminiscent of John Carpenter.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 29, 2016 10:48 PM (McglG)

77 Hoooooooorde!!!

It's been a while. How goes it?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:45 PM (89UPP)

*****

Shit....you know how it goes. What have you been up to and what is your excuse for your absence?!

*Taps foot*

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 10:48 PM (YLidQ)

78 Elon Musk's eyes look weird and creepy. Wtf is up with that? It makes me think he maybe has a secret sexual perversion or is part Chinese.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at July 29, 2016 10:49 PM (ohu8+)

79 DG, I pray for the health and safety of my doggie everyday. It's not stupid to ask for prayers for your kitty. That sounds really hard to have to deal with. I hope AND pray things improve.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 10:49 PM (6IPEM)

80 >>Because a mechanical engineer *really* understands these things.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Quite possibly, just not Bill Nye.

Posted by: Aviator at July 29, 2016 10:49 PM (c7vUv)

81 I thought life at sea was always about rum, sodomy, and the lash!

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 10:49 PM (kP16F)

82 Hoooooooorde!!!

It's been a while. How goes it?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:45 PM (89UPP)



Read the Last Command yet or are you still doing silly stuff like selling your home?

Posted by: buzzion at July 29, 2016 10:50 PM (bMG0w)

83 Apparently newsreading is harder than it looks.

Posted by: rickl at July 29, 2016 10:50 PM (sdi6R)

84 Shit....you know how it goes. What have you been up to and what is your excuse for your absence?!

*Taps foot*
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 10:48 PM (YLidQ)



Trying to sell my house. Dealing with my insane wife who's insane about trying to sell the house.

As for absence, well, I'm pretty tired and burnt out on the yelling about certain things. So I wandered afield for a while. Shit, I haven't even recorded a new podcast or vodcast episode in over a month.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:50 PM (89UPP)

85 Swedish cop is putting on a good gun show too.
Me likely!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2016 10:50 PM (0tfLf)

86

Peace and relief of pain is a very great gift to give.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 29, 2016 10:51 PM (qcmqL)

87 81 Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 10:49 PM (kP16F)

The "sodomy" part is out unless the Sub queens are in to that sort of thing....

part of the reason sub duty is dreaded is the command environment since womynz got to go under if I have heard the U-men correctly.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:51 PM (SzZnW)

88 Read the Last Command yet or are you still doing silly stuff like selling your home?

Posted by: buzzion at July 29, 2016 10:50 PM (bMG0w)


Ha! I've got it downloaded and just a little ways into it. It's likely next on my list.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:51 PM (89UPP)

89 BC,

I'm late to the party.

Why are you selling your house?

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 10:51 PM (KzPJv)

90 The Daily Mail did report on the Swedish bikini "undercover" cop. I linked it in the ONT when it first broke.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 10:51 PM (LdMbv)

91 "I just want her to end comfortably, not in pain due to my personal selfish ideas of how she should live."



I can't give this kind of advice.

I know that I would do.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 10:52 PM (9ym/8)

92 That Swedish bikini cop is buff. I like what I saw from the waist down, but those arms are too much. I'm sure she was concerned with my opinion when she was building those guns.

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 10:52 PM (hVdx9)

93 Swedish Bikini Cops. That could be a series.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 29, 2016 10:52 PM (DW+jj)

94 DG, I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Vendette at July 29, 2016 10:52 PM (jOi+y)

95 For our beloved DangerGirl...

Might you find strength and knowledge through God. As complications amass, your strength through Him will be needed for others who surround you in their love for you.

You will know the time, as it is your beloved pet that seeks anything other than the pain and suffering that it endures.

You will know. Might God grant you the strength.

-Amen

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 10:52 PM (6gk0M)

96 89 BC,

I'm late to the party.

Why are you selling your house?

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 10:51 PM (KzPJv)



Financial improvement. I've got a chance to move to a much larger, much nicer home for an affordable cost. So I'm attempting to do so.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:52 PM (89UPP)

97 Professor Lawrence Tribe says it appears that
Trump's invitation to espionage violates the Logan Act and two federal
statutes. This is not the Republican Party I knew.

Posted by: Caleb Ethan Kale at July 29, 2016 10:40 PM (J66QD)


Interesting that a suggestion from an unelected candidate for President to release hacked emails that should not be classified, is considered far more serious than the highly probable hacking of emails by foreign intelligence services made possible only by the willful violation of basic rules for the handling of current classified operational intelligence by the actual Secretary of State!

My mind boggles.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 10:53 PM (wYnyS)

98 Thanks sven, RK, L'Elle and anyone else I have missed. All I ask is prayers for guidance. Thank you all..This having pets things is so painful. We always outlive them, yet they are so worth the short time they are here.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 29, 2016 10:53 PM (+eR2D)

99 That Swedish bikini cop is buff. I like what I saw from the waist down,
but those arms are too much. I'm sure she was concerned with my opinion
when she was building those guns.
........
Google her name and go to images.. she's apparently a body builder.

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at July 29, 2016 10:53 PM (UpGcq)

100 Swedish Bikini Cops. That could be a series.

Except for the part about never investigating muslims and the inevitable US bashing.

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 10:53 PM (qUNWi)

101 Let's hope the Swedish bikini cop doesn't raped by an Muzz invader.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 10:53 PM (6IPEM)

102 Financial improvement. I've got a chance to move to a
much larger, much nicer home for an affordable cost. So I'm attempting
to do so.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:52 PM (89UPP)

I hope this works out well and quickly for you!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (wYnyS)

103 Trump didn't invite the Ruskies to spy he invited them to give up the info they already have.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (r7qNw)

104 96 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:52 PM (89UPP)

Congrats, I am seriously considering trying to move my house in Indiana to free up credit ratio to buy land back home in Ohio....

It's always good to have more space if you want more childrenz.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (SzZnW)

105 Laurance Tribe was part of Al Gore's legal team regarding the results of the United States presidential election, 2000 and was the judicial advisor to Obama's 2008 campaign. He's in the tank for the Dems, so screw his opinion about anything GOP related.

Posted by: vivi at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (11H2y)

106 Hello everyone! I haven't been around in awhile and stopped by to check things out and.........BANG! That last thread really happened!

Posted by: madamemayhem at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (WPm3x)

107 100 Swedish Bikini Cops. That could be a series.

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Except for the part about never investigating muslims and the inevitable US bashing.

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 10:53 PM (qUNWi)



You would watch with the sound on?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (89UPP)

108 I had to put two cats down this year that I'd had for 18 years. My only regret is I wish I'd done it sooner. You get used to their poor quality of life, it just kind of becomes normal.

For what it's worth.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (McglG)

109 Ha! I've got it downloaded and just a little ways into it. It's likely next on my list.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:51 PM (89UPP)



Trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 3 is out. And they have included a particular character from it. Also Wedge, who is one of my favorite characters.

https://youtu.be/xmXp802sFgQ

Posted by: buzzion at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (bMG0w)

110 "Night Slap. Please lighten up just a little bit. Be well."
-Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 10:44 PM (YLidQ)

I'm trying, man. I really am.

-Thanks.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (6gk0M)

111 BC,
Good for you. I'm happy someone is doing well.

I do know moving is one of the most stressful things a couple can do. Some of the worst arguments my husband and I had were when we were moving.

Terrible fights.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (KzPJv)

112

Well LIV think Trump invited them to spy, not lease what they already have

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 10:55 PM (zOTsN)

113 Everything that Bill Nye guy just said is bullshit!

/Vinny Gambini

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 10:55 PM (0mRoj)

114 98 Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 29, 2016 10:53 PM (+eR2D)

It's a tough one, they tend to let you know subtly IMHO.

He was ancient, and the best dog I have ever known even factoring in my bias....

God was smiling the day we bonded.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:55 PM (SzZnW)

115 Slap, you brang (not a word but I don't give a shit) tears to me. Thank you. In the scheme of things, animals can be such a small part. But in my world, they are my family. Thank you all...again.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 29, 2016 10:55 PM (+eR2D)

116 In Hillary's new economy, all ONT will be recycled weekly.

Posted by: Fritz at July 29, 2016 10:55 PM (WYh6/)

117 Found the Daily Mail article. She's a fitness freak and weight lifter -- does some TV show or something, if I read it correctly skimming over the text.

She's a butter face, though, in my opinion.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 29, 2016 10:56 PM (DW+jj)

118 On the Sub officer story: I wouldn't wish that job on ANYONE.

Hell being enlisted on a sub is bad enough, even if you are a Nuke. But being an Officer is just so much shitier. The only real benefit is having a bit more space and not sharing 3 showers 3 shiters 3 sinks and 1 pisser with 100 other dudes. Having to deal with Wardroom Politics ain't worth it.

Hell even if you make it past your JO tour and continue on your career, you generally are going to have to do a Department Head tour, and Fuck you if you have to be the Eng. That is the shittiest Job on the boat. And if you fuck it up it's all over for you. I wouldn't wish that shit on ANYONE. Fuckers never left the boat. We did a Resin discharge and as an ELT (chemical radcon guys) we had to go Port and Starboard Duty (Every other day) which just about fucking killed me. Eng was still there more.

TLDR Never be a Submarine JO. That shit is no fun. Everyone that works for you is plotting against you.

Posted by: Zakn at July 29, 2016 10:56 PM (d2pTe)

119 The closest I've ever come to being at sea was the whale watching cruise out of the New England Aquarium! I think there was beer. Sodomy and the lash could be had in port, or so I've been told...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 10:56 PM (kP16F)

120 Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (wYnyS)

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (SzZnW)


Thanks. This is just too good an offer to pass up. Damn near doubling square footage plus an upgrade on features for about 15% above the valuation on my current home. For some reason the sale prices on homes in my neighborhood have spiked in the last six months and nearby new construction hasn't caught up yet, so I'm trying to get while the gettin's good.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:56 PM (89UPP)

121 Hrothgar is one of the finest personages of the Moron Horde.

Posted by: Vendette at July 29, 2016 10:56 PM (jOi+y)

122 112 Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 10:55 PM (zOTsN)

Well fuck LIV then, how can Duh Donald be a worse villain than Mrs Shithouse Server in the first place making a cookie jar easily hacked....


fuck I hate LIV.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 10:57 PM (SzZnW)

123 99 That Swedish bikini cop is buff. I like what I saw from the waist down,
but those arms are too much. I'm sure she was concerned with my opinion
when she was building those guns.
........
Google her name and go to images.. she's apparently a body builder.
Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at July 29, 2016 10:53 PM (UpGcq)

She tucks really well, too.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 10:57 PM (0mRoj)

124
Somebody should have the job of keeping Nye's mouth permanently duct taped shut. He's an overflowing font of stupid.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 29, 2016 10:57 PM (BK3ZS)

125 Trying to sell my house. Dealing with my insane wife who's insane about trying to sell the house.

As for absence, well, I'm pretty tired and burnt out on the yelling about certain things. So I wandered afield for a while. Shit, I haven't even recorded a new podcast or vodcast episode in over a month.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:50 PM (89UPP)

*****

Sorry man. Been there, done that with the house sale/wife thing.

"I had custom window blinds installed for $15K. We have to ask $15K more to cover that!!!"

"I know you did, and I told you not to. You did it anyway when I was out of town on biz for two weeks. I even said it was because we would never even get half of it back. You did it anyway!"

"Before we were married you told me that a dress I wore did not make me look sufficiently good!!! Asshole!"

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 10:57 PM (YLidQ)

126 You would watch with the sound on?

I will ignore this comment by saying "Ghostbusters" with my fingers in my ears.

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 10:57 PM (qUNWi)

127 >>>Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing


Is that man a Muslim? He looks brown. This overprivileged Aryan beats up and oppresses some poor Muslim and it's news just because she wears a bikini? Disgraceful!

Posted by: Ahmed Mohammed at July 29, 2016 10:57 PM (ohu8+)

128 Trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 3 is out. And they have included a particular character from it. Also Wedge, who is one of my favorite characters.

https://youtu.be/xmXp802sFgQ

Posted by: buzzion at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (bMG0w)



Oh niiiiiiice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:57 PM (89UPP)

129 95
For our beloved DangerGirl...



Might you find strength and knowledge through God. As complications
amass, your strength through Him will be needed for others who surround
you in their love for you.



You will know the time, as it is your beloved pet that seeks anything other than the pain and suffering that it endures.



You will know. Might God grant you the strength.



-Amen

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 10:52 PM (6gk0M)


What that guy said prettier than I ever could. Observe, and be guided by Faith that it will be the right time.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 10:58 PM (EzgxV)

130 You're a sweetheart, DangerGirl. I couldn't leave without acknowledging your current sorrow.

You are in my prayers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 10:58 PM (6gk0M)

131 "This having pets things is so painful. We always outlive them, "



Always will. Unless you're like 80 at which point things get dicey.


I miss so many prior pets but, then, some little dumbass wanders into my life and needs help. You don't want to be rift of the old one or take charge of the new one. You can't handle it. But, you do.



Circle of life.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 10:58 PM (9ym/8)

132 >>> Hrothgar is one of the finest personages of the Moron Horde.
Posted by: Vendette at July 29, 2016 10:56 P
----
Yes, he is. Always sunny, optimistic, light-hearted, and thoughtful.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 10:58 PM (6IPEM)

133 Yeah, the updated DM photos (linked in my sock) show that's she's a bit too muscular for my personal tastes. I think the arrest photo luckily caught her at a flattering angle.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 10:59 PM (LdMbv)

134 Posted by: Bacon Jeff at July 29, 2016 10:38 PM (VSenK)

There. I fixed the time machine part.

Posted by: CDR M at July 29, 2016 10:59 PM (Pf2mI)

135 Swedish Ninja Warrior is the name of the show the gal competes on.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 29, 2016 10:59 PM (DW+jj)

136 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 10:57 PM (YLidQ)


LOL. Not quite that bad, but I hear ya.

"Why isn't anyone making an offer?!!? What the fuck is wrong with people??? Why isn't our realtor doing more showings?!?!?"

"Dear, we've been on the market two weeks, had 5 private showings and two open houses. Chill."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:59 PM (89UPP)

137 DG -

stupid question.

Is there a Vet College nearby that does reduced fare treatments so that their students can get apprentice ship of sorts?

I had a root canal done by a dental premed at Barnes, back as a starving student. Gum infection kept neutralizing the pain med, so after about 3 shots, the supervising dentist came over to see what was up & turned me into a teaching moment. : -))

Posted by: Adriane the Male Lingerie Critic ... at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (AoK0a)

138 When I went thru jump school it was a blast. Except for the smell. Some asshole always puked. Couldn't get out of the plane fast enough.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (0tfLf)

139
Hrothgar is one of the finest personages of the Moron Horde.

Posted by: Vendette at July 29, 2016 10:56 PM (jOi+y)


I'm always pleased to know that Vendette still hasn't figured me out yet!

How do you be, Vendette?

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (wYnyS)

140 101
Let's hope the Swedish bikini cop doesn't raped by an Muzz invader.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 10:53 PM (6IPEM)


She looks like she could crack walnuts in her hands....I don't think an attempted rape would go very well for her attacker.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (EzgxV)

141 Professor Lawrence Tribe says it appears that
Trump's invitation to espionage violates the Logan Act and two federal
statutes. This is not the Republican Party I knew.Posted by: Caleb Ethan Kale at July 29, 2016 10:40 PM (J66QD)


Something about the Carrousel? He IS clearly over 30, true.

Posted by: Kindlot at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (ry34m)

142 BC,

For the duration crush a Xanax and put it in her wine.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (KzPJv)

143 >>Swedish Tranny Gladiators Ninja Warrior is the name of the show the gal competes on

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (g6CBe)

144 Why don't new academy grads want subs? They all want to be the first mate on the new milk boat. Sorry CDR M, had to go there!

Posted by: Bill R. at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (jKUeC)

145 SpaceX conducted a full-duration test firing of a recovered first stage yesterday, at their McGregor, TX facility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZQY902xQcw

This stage landed on the droneship on May 5 after launching a satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit. It re-entered at high speed and suffered enough damage from atmospheric heating that it will not be reflown, but used for ground testing.

According to NASASpaceflight.com, a second full-duration test firing was conducted today! This is a major milestone towards actually reflying these stages on new missions.

Here's the webcast of this stage's flight on May 5. The landing begins about 27 minutes into the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bMeDj76ig

Posted by: rickl at July 29, 2016 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

146 Here's the problem with "science" today. We should not accept scientific results that have not been repeated.

Also, 'Scientism' isn't science. Nor is Science a belief system.

Advocates like Nye are members in the Church of Scientism.

Submarines

Good article. He didn't mention the thing about CO2 /hypoxia. Is that just a rumor or partially true?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 29, 2016 11:02 PM (8GNw0)

147 >>She looks like she could crack walnuts in her hands...


She looks like she could crush a beer can with her labia.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2016 11:02 PM (g6CBe)

148 This having pets things is so painful. We always outlive them

If you don't, they will eat your corpse.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at July 29, 2016 11:02 PM (rwI+c)

149 Yes, he is. Always sunny, optimistic, light-hearted, and thoughtful.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 10:58 PM (6IPEM)


Wow, a twofer, I've managed to fool Vendette AND L, Elle!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:03 PM (wYnyS)

150 What's u all?

Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 11:03 PM (o/90i)

151 Swedish Ninja Warrior is the name of the show the gal competes on.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)

How does Swedish Ninja Warrior work? Do all of the contestants stand at the base of the obstacles contemplating the futility of existence?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 29, 2016 11:03 PM (UPYhp)

152 142 BC,

For the duration crush a Xanax and put it in her wine.
Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (KzPJv)


That is a quality idea.

Now...where to find some xanax....

Although, I'm headed out to Denver in a couple weeks. Maybe I'll bring back some brownies.

"Yeah baby, I made these while you were out. Try one."

"These? Oh these are just some gummy bears. Want a couple?"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:03 PM (89UPP)

153 150 What's u all?
Posted by: Farmer at July 29, 2016 11:03 PM (o/90i)

We is Morons.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:03 PM (0mRoj)

154 let them charge Trump then


They are just trying to shut him up

They don't want people talking about her emails again

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 11:03 PM (zOTsN)

155 The last airplane photo looks photoshopped. I like the A10 warthog. An awesome plane despite the negative nickname.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 29, 2016 11:04 PM (ohu8+)

156 There. I fixed the time machine part.
Posted by: CDR M at July 29, 2016 10:59 PM (Pf2mI)

Sorry, wasn't trying to give you a hard time. I appreciate the hard work all y'all do.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at July 29, 2016 11:04 PM (VSenK)

157 Ha, Hrothgar! I forgot to add humble

Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 11:05 PM (6IPEM)

158 So, I got shut down on another job opportunity today. Sucks donkey balls.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:05 PM (0mRoj)

159 Posted by: Bacon Jeff at July 29, 2016 11:04 PM (VSenK)

I've got thick armor. I thought nothing of it. Just kicked myself for missing that. I just used what I had started last Friday before my computer died and forgot to update the date!

Posted by: CDR M at July 29, 2016 11:06 PM (Pf2mI)

160 "These? Oh these are just some gummy bears. Want a couple?"
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:03 PM (89UPP)

****

Tootsie rolls are apparently also a thing now. Never, ever eat a whole one.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 11:06 PM (YLidQ)

161 Training camp has opened!

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 11:06 PM (qUNWi)

162 How does Swedish Ninja Warrior work? Do all of the contestants stand at the base of the obstacles contemplating the futility of existence?
They have to beat Death in an arm-wrestling match.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 11:06 PM (LdMbv)

163
The blooper lineup was just plain painful.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 29, 2016 11:06 PM (BK3ZS)

164 Never, ever eat a whole one.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 11:06 PM (YLidQ)



Heh. Personal experience?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:07 PM (89UPP)

165 "An awesome plane despite the negative nickname."


I wouldn't call that a negative moinker at all. Got called the "Root-Hog" a lot. Get down in the dirt and blow shit all over the place.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 11:07 PM (9ym/8)

166 jumping to the bottom

Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:07 PM (v+nPg)

167 Mmm. I smell fresh-baked cookies.

All of a sudden I feel like buying a house.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 11:07 PM (LdMbv)

168 I was stuck selling our first home while my husband was commuting from San Diego to Vegas. It was awful. My father had just died, I was flying back and forth to the east coast...the worst time of my life.

I moved into a house I had never seen at midnight. At that point I didn't care if I lived in a cardboard box. I was exhausted.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 11:07 PM (KzPJv)

169 I've got thick armor. I thought nothing of it. Just kicked myself for missing that. I just used what I had started last Friday before my computer died and forgot to update the date!

I am dissapoint!

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 11:07 PM (qUNWi)

170 Weft

We had our bomb (oxygen generator) break while underway during a JFTX (Joint Fleet Training Exercise). So we couldn't ventilate like we would have normally when it died (happened alot, A-Gangers who work on the bomb are borderline retarded). They had to burn Oxygen candles to keep us going and we spent quite a few days below what OSHA calls IDLH levels for Oxygen.

I remember lots of headaches and being hella drowsy when that happened, but not the kinds of things you read about WW2 submarine hypoxia.

Posted by: Zakn at July 29, 2016 11:08 PM (d2pTe)

171 I moved into a house I had never seen at midnight. At that point I didn't care if I lived in a cardboard box. I was exhausted.
Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 11:07 PM (KzPJv)

You'd have cared once it started to rain...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:08 PM (0mRoj)

172 Heh. Personal experience?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:07 PM (89UPP)

****

Nope, roommate. I haven't hit it since the $35/oz. days. Corporate jobs and all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 11:08 PM (YLidQ)

173 >>>The Cone Of Shame


That bulldog should be more ashamed of its ugliness than its cone. How have bulldogs, or warthogs managed to reproduce all these years?

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 29, 2016 11:09 PM (ohu8+)

174 "Only awful things come out of Africa" with a black guy sitting there.

LOL.

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 11:09 PM (qUNWi)

175 >>> So, I got shut down on another job opportunity today. Sucks donkey balls.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:05 PM
----
Don't give up. One of my best blog friends went through a time of unemployment and it was so hard to hear the ups and downs of getting hopes up only to be rejected. Something will come through. I'm sure of it. Don't be discouraged.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 11:09 PM (6IPEM)

176 If I were Trump, I would beg them to charge me

Let's go to court. Lets get everybody talking about her emails and security breaches

Posted by: ThunderB at July 29, 2016 11:09 PM (zOTsN)

177 171 Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:08 PM (0mRoj)

Having slept in a cardboard box in winter rain, I assure you the cardboard recycling dumpster is by far a superior choice....just don't put skin to 20 degree metal or you'll lose the limb.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 11:09 PM (SzZnW)

178 The Cone Of Shame


That bulldog should be more ashamed of its ugliness than its cone. How have bulldogs, or warthogs managed to reproduce all these years?

Posted by: Yuimetal
****

Alcohol

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 11:10 PM (hVdx9)

179 173 >>>The Cone Of Shame


That bulldog should be more ashamed of its ugliness than its cone. How have bulldogs, or warthogs managed to reproduce all these years?
Posted by: Yuimetal at July 29, 2016 11:09 PM (ohu8+)

Being animals, neither looks not money enter into the equation.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:10 PM (0mRoj)

180 >>The last airplane photo looks photoshopped. I like the A10 warthog. An awesome plane despite the negative nickname.
Posted by: Yuimetal

That photo has been around the internet for a long time. I don't think it is photoshopped.

Posted by: Aviator at July 29, 2016 11:10 PM (c7vUv)

181 jumping to the bottom


Don't we all, Bro?

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 11:10 PM (qUNWi)

182 That bulldog should be more ashamed of its ugliness than its cone. How have bulldogs, or warthogs managed to reproduce all these years?
Posted by: Yuimetal

You'd be surprised what you can do to further the species.

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at July 29, 2016 11:10 PM (UPYhp)

183 can we haz more Viking chicks?

Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:10 PM (v+nPg)

184 Nope, roommate. I haven't hit it since the $35/oz. days. Corporate jobs and all.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 11:08 PM (YLidQ)


I think that was about what the midrange stuff was when I was in college.

No idea what the hell it costs now.

However, nothing about my job prevents me and since I'm going to be somewhere where it's perfectly legal....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:10 PM (89UPP)

185 If Henry Waxman wore a plastic neck cone, it would deflect attention away from his face. That is his shame.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 29, 2016 11:11 PM (ohu8+)

186 Okay, I am loving the science-y article about earbuds tangling. Makes me feel a lot less dumb. Or lazy. Or both.

Posted by: shinypie at July 29, 2016 11:11 PM (7WteI)

187 My 'ol man spent 20 years on subs including all of WW2. A lot of patrols. Grew up hearing only a few stories. But enough so that all his sons joined the army.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2016 11:12 PM (0tfLf)

188 Don't give up. One of my best blog friends went through a time of unemployment and it was so hard to hear the ups and downs of getting hopes up only to be rejected. Something will come through. I'm sure of it. Don't be discouraged.
Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 11:09 PM (6IPEM)


Thank you. I'm not feeling so optimistic. Getting kicked when you're already down gets old fast.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:12 PM (0mRoj)

189 Nile froze in 800's
English grew wine grapes in the 1100's
also don't forget New York harbor froze solid in the 1720's

man made climate change can suck a fart out of my butt

Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:12 PM (v+nPg)

190 Insomniac,
Is was raining that night and damn feeling.
Hit snow in Baker on the way. A. Fucking. Nightmare.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 11:12 PM (KzPJv)

191 " So, I got shut down on another job opportunity today. Sucks donkey balls. "




Sorry to hear it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 11:13 PM (9ym/8)

192 No idea what the hell it costs now.

However, nothing about my job prevents me and since I'm going to be somewhere where it's perfectly legal....
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:10 PM (89UPP)

****

Good stuff is $160-$200/oz. now. It is also about 10x as potent, so there is the trade off.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 11:13 PM (YLidQ)

193 Love the 82nd jump video. My baby brother was an FO for the 2/319 AFA, and ran up to Baghdad with C Company 2/325 in 2003.

As if that wasn't awesome enough, he deployed twice more with the 163rd out of Montana/Idaho, and is now a fooking Black Hawk pilot.

Kind of weird hero-worshipping your kid brother.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 29, 2016 11:13 PM (l8P1+)

194 190 Insomniac,
Is was raining that night and damn feeling.
Hit snow in Baker on the way. A. Fucking. Nightmare.
Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 11:12 PM (KzPJv)

Sounds positively wretched.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

195 That'sa spicy Swedish meatball ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 29, 2016 11:14 PM (OF/aZ)

196 I remember lots of headaches and being hella drowsy when that happened, but not the kinds of things you read about WW2 submarine hypoxia.

Posted by: Zakn


Yikes.

That's exactly what I was thinking. Outside of the 34 hour up time (is that true, i can't imagine someone functioning at a 100% after 30 hours ...), that hypoxia thing is scary as all-get-out.

Thx for the reply and, as always, your service.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 29, 2016 11:14 PM (8GNw0)

197 Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:01 PM (wYnyS)


Well. I hope you and yours are doing the same.

Posted by: Vendette at July 29, 2016 11:14 PM (jOi+y)

198 Sorry Insomniac.

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 11:14 PM (qUNWi)

199 Anyone have the Amazon Echo?

I have one and it is amazing.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 11:14 PM (KzPJv)

200 Good stuff is $160-$200/oz. now. It is also about 10x as potent, so there is the trade off.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 11:13 PM (YLidQ)



WTAF????

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:15 PM (89UPP)

201 At 5:00 on the static line jump video, is that some poor bastard whose chute didn't open in the background?

Posted by: cthulhu


Looks like one of the panels sheered off? Dunno, I jumped T-10Cs and MC1-1Bs, those new-fangled chutes give me the creeps. And that C-17 looks ROOOOOOOMY, I never flew on or jumped from one. C-130s and C-141s (and one jump from a Huey).

That was definitely shot on Sicily Drop Zone, though. That place is my 2nd home!

Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:15 PM (CXLVd)

202 191

Sorry to hear it.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 11:13 PM (9ym/

Thanks. It's been very depressing.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:15 PM (0mRoj)

203 " Insomniac,
Is was raining that night and damn feeling. "



Man, I'm glad you were able to have a good night recently. Everybody should.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 11:15 PM (9ym/8)

204 What work are you in, Insomniac?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:16 PM (89UPP)

205 I am dissapoint!
Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 11:07 PM (qUNWi)

Well it was only the shell. I still had to put in the search for stuff!

Posted by: CDR M at July 29, 2016 11:16 PM (Pf2mI)

206 160
"These? Oh these are just some gummy bears. Want a couple?"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:03 PM (89UPP)



****



Tootsie rolls are apparently also a thing now. Never, ever eat a whole one.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 11:06 PM (YLidQ)


I once had to do a business trip to the Chicago area and stayed at a cheapo TraveLodge next to Midway airport -- and immediately adjacent to the Tootsie-Roll plant. I had to launder EVERYTHING when I got back.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 11:16 PM (EzgxV)

207 The 0.8 degree Celsius (1.44 F) rise in temperatures noted since the
late 1800s is, by comparison, a very tiny blip in the overall geologic
record.



Meh,

I grew up in a mid-western temperate climate where the annual average high to low is right about a 100 degree F swing. The record 24 hour temperature swing was 100.

A 1.4 degree rise might give you an extra day or two in the growing season.

This is statistical noise, if they had enough data to be statistics.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 29, 2016 11:16 PM (P/kVC)

208 204 What work are you in, Insomniac?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:16 PM (89UPP)

Lawyer. Specialize in health care law.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:16 PM (0mRoj)

209 Evening horde, I can't believe we didn't have a momeet this year, so sad. The VA folks should at least try to get together for a happy hour or something, how hard can it be to organize that?

oh and I figured out how to post a pic finally

http://tinyurl.com/2fcpre6

Posted by: spypeach at July 29, 2016 11:17 PM (nyYhO)

210 Sorry, damn FREEZING.

Two big dogs in the Jeep and husband and I argued for hours on the drive.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 11:17 PM (KzPJv)

211 Insomniac, I sent Ace an e-mail on a post idea on jobs when you are down. I specifically thought of you, although you were not mentioned in my text.

There is stuff out there. If I can be employed, so can you.

May your future match your brightest dreams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 29, 2016 11:17 PM (hyuyC)

212 i did my equipment jump from a 123. Gawd what a crappy airplane.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2016 11:17 PM (0tfLf)

213 Love the opening sign! Can I get one for my puppehs?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 29, 2016 11:17 PM (voOPb)

214 Even though your my lawyer I guess I need to ask what aspect you deal in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 29, 2016 11:18 PM (9ym/8)

215 >>>132 >>> Hrothgar is one of the finest personages of the Moron Horde.
Posted by: Vendette
----
>>>Yes, he is. Always sunny, optimistic, light-hearted, and thoughtful.
Posted by: L, Elle

...and he gives out great recipes too.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (d4DKA)

216 Awesome flying can of Whoop-Ass. Just hope it is headed ISIS way and not ours - SCFOAMF, I don't trust him.

Posted by: Rob in Katy at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (aGtNl)

217 TSA and luggage locks - there is no reason to lock your luggage -TSA can open it whenever they want and anybody else can just take it.

Tosh.0 would recommend a bloody dildo on top and the rest takes care of itself.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (P/kVC)

218 oh and I figured out how to post a pic finally

http://tinyurl.com/2fcpre6
Posted by: spypeach

That's a clear violation of the Hatch Act.

Posted by: Lawrence Tribe at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (UPYhp)

219 One of the great ironies (or is it a conundrum?) of life.

To be humane to animals we kill them to put them out of their misery.

Don't you dare do that to people.

I like it this way. I just recognize it for what it is.


Posted by: Zombie Andrew Breitbart at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (4+VII)

220 {{spypeach}}

Posted by: Vendette at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (jOi+y)

221 211 Insomniac, I sent Ace an e-mail on a post idea on jobs when you are down. I specifically thought of you, although you were not mentioned in my text.

There is stuff out there. If I can be employed, so can you.

May your future match your brightest dreams.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 29, 2016 11:17 PM (hyuyC)

That's an excellent idea, thank you. I know I'm not the only one around getting his ass kicked by the economy. I don't have much in the way of dreams any more, but a paycheck would be nice!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (0mRoj)

222 202 Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:15 PM (0mRoj)

Keep your head up, employment blues are depressing.... Butte is losing its Hastings stores....

those people looked grim as hell today...

http://tinyurl.com/zrfj2ke

Barackacovery baby.... Emperor Urkle X swears things have never been better....

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (SzZnW)

223 Off Andrew Breitbart sock.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 29, 2016 11:20 PM (4+VII)

224 They hate us 'cause they *ain't* us!

Posted by: James Franco at July 29, 2016 11:20 PM (ohu8+)

225 Posted by: spypeach at July 29, 2016 11:17 PM (nyYhO)


Evil, evil woman. Good thing you're cute and fun. Otherwise you'd be in big trouble.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:21 PM (89UPP)

226 An awesome plane despite the negative nickname.
Posted by: Yuimetal at July 29, 2016 11:04 PM


It's unofficial description/motto is "Ugly, but well-hung."

Since the fighter mafia is neither, that must be why they hate the A-10, and keep trying to retire it.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 29, 2016 11:21 PM (OF/aZ)

227 Loved Wayne Grudem's column posted at Town Hall regarding morally right thing to vote for Trump. Ace should do a column on it.

Posted by: Grumpy old man at July 29, 2016 11:21 PM (NPLj5)

228 Adriane,
'Sup? You're among friends. Care to share?

Good days, bad days - they all blend together eventually.

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 11:21 PM (+r9J8)

229 WTAF????
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:15 PM (89UPP)

*****

Yep. I was in a room where people were smoking. For about 10 minutes. I was rocked when I left.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 11:21 PM (YLidQ)

230 Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (SzZnW)

Agh, that sucks.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:21 PM (0mRoj)

231 They hate us because of anus? What the fuck does that even mean?

Posted by: Seth Rogen at July 29, 2016 11:22 PM (ohu8+)

232 208
204 What work are you in, Insomniac?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:16 PM (89UPP)



Lawyer. Specialize in health care law.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:16 PM (0mRoj)


Oh, so you thrive on pure chaos?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

233 My son is a submariner. I will have to ask him about
the 100-130 hours per week thing. He is a Senior Chief. So, he should
know. (but it sounds like bullshit) My sister's husband is a retired
Navy Captain, who also spent some time in subs. I will have to ask him
too.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 29, 2016 10:32 PM (4+VII)


I'd say it's more than that. I worked those hours on a guided missile frigate during deployments (once, I was on duty on various watch stations for 27 hours straight), so I can see where it would be at least the same on a sub.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 29, 2016 11:22 PM (GUBah)

234 Oh, so you thrive on pure chaos?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 11:22 PM (EzgxV)



Lol. No joke.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:22 PM (89UPP)

235 "One of the great ironies (or is it a conundrum?) of life. To be humane to animals we kill them to put them out of their misery.
Don't you dare do that to people.
I like it this way. I just recognize it for what it is.
"

-Posted by: Zombie Andrew Breitbart at July 29, 2016 11:19 PM (4+VII)

Animals don't speak.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:22 PM (6gk0M)

236 I was on a flight from LAX to Dulles years ago. Henry Waxman was sitting in Business Class.

He really is an ugly, ugly man.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 29, 2016 11:23 PM (4+VII)

237 And, what a great ONT to post one of my favorites:

Little groups of Paratroopers (LGOPS)

the Rule of LGOPs

After the demise of the best Airborne plan, a most terrifying effect occurs on the battlefield. This effect is known as the rule of the LGOPs. This is, in its purest form, small groups of pissed-off 19 year old American paratroopers. They are well trained. They are armed to the teeth and lack serious adult supervision. They collectively remember the Commander's intent as "March to the sound of the guns and kill anyone who is not dressed like you" - or something like that.

Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:23 PM (CXLVd)

238
Loved the warplanes over Manhaatan, especially the A-10, and the sonic boom.

Those desert ground warfare photos brought back to mind the video from earlier this year of the ISIS jihadi getting their asses kicked. What was the bame of the hapless buffoon whose name was constsntly being called out by his brave fellows?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 29, 2016 11:23 PM (BK3ZS)

239 I'll say goodnight horde.

Up early to work in the morning at the pill factory.

Be well.

Posted by: mpfs at July 29, 2016 11:23 PM (KzPJv)

240 230 Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:21 PM (0mRoj)

20 years ago the media would be honestly reporting that interest rates are so low b/c the "recovery summers" have all failed...

this is not 20 years ago, best of luck getting your game face back on....wife and I are fearing her ETS day if the wrong dumbass wins.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 11:23 PM (SzZnW)

241 G'Night, mpfs.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:24 PM (6gk0M)

242 Evenin' everyone.

Got a light show goin' on outside right now.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 29, 2016 11:24 PM (T/cxb)

243 The Thames used to freeze over. They had "frost fairs", ice skating on the river and such in the 16th and 17th centuries! Last time the Thames froze over was in 1814...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 11:24 PM (kP16F)

244 Oh, so you thrive on pure chaos?
Posted by: cthulhu at July 29, 2016 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

Heh. No, I thrive on order, careful planning, and putting things together in a way that is least likely to get people jailed or on the hook for millions of dollars in penalties and recoupments.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:24 PM (0mRoj)

245 I hope this Trump in the lead thing isn't a repeat of 2012 where the polls had Romney up only to see SCOAMF win due to their GOTV efforts.

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 11:24 PM (hVdx9)

246 The thing is....animals live much longer with us than they normally would in the wild.

Which adds another layer of complication.

Just sayin...

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 11:25 PM (qUNWi)

247 However, nothing about my job prevents me and since I'm going to be somewhere where it's perfectly legal....
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:10 PM (89UPP)
---
Wait, I thought lawyers got coked up by snorting it off midget tranny hooker asses. At least that's how I imagine it.

When I retire I'll buy a bale and we can get toasted.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 29, 2016 11:25 PM (jR7Wy)

248 I'm Cuban but things are fucked up.

Posted by: Ricky Ricardo at July 29, 2016 11:25 PM (9ym/8)

249 Lawyer. Specialize in health care law.

Posted by: Insomniac
****

Jaysus. That's like specializing in tar pit swimming

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 11:26 PM (hVdx9)

250 was in Butte, MT this week.

Right across from the Taco Johns is a brick building with
'Socialist Hall-1916'

no shit

Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:26 PM (v+nPg)

251 I hope this Trump in the lead thing isn't a repeat of 2012 where the polls had Romney up only to see SCOAMF win due to their GOTV efforts.
Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner

GOTV? That's a strange way to spell "massive voter fraud."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 29, 2016 11:26 PM (UPYhp)

252 "20 years ago the media would be honestly reporting that interest rates are so low b/c the "recovery summers" have all failed...

this is not 20 years ago, best of luck getting your game face back on....wife and I are fearing her ETS day if the wrong dumbass wins.
"
-Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 11:23 PM (SzZnW)

Interest rates are bullshit. The biggest bag of bullshit is "inflation". It used to be what it cost the average family for gas and groceries.

...remember honesty?

It is a wholesale bag of nonsense, nowadays.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:27 PM (6gk0M)

253 Not a frequent flyer I locked my luggage. A not entirely pleasant lady sought me out, requested a key and loudly explained "why you don't do that".
She rousted the case.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 11:27 PM (r7qNw)

254
Good stuff is $160-$200/oz. now. It is also about 10x as potent, so there is the trade off.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty
-----------------
Are y'all talking about weed?
$200 oz would be considered ditch weed to the guys I know.
The stuff out there now is just stoopid potent.

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 11:27 PM (+r9J8)

255 Wait, I thought lawyers got coked up by snorting it off midget tranny hooker asses. At least that's how I imagine it.

When I retire I'll buy a bale and we can get toasted.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 29, 2016 11:25 PM (jR7Wy)



Undoubtedly true. But since I work for my family's business and don't practice....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:27 PM (89UPP)

256 Last time the Thames froze over was in 1814...
I think it did it in 1883 (or '84) because of the Krakatoa eruption too showing that maybe, just maybe, the Sun has something to do with this too.

Off to Bing to see.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 11:27 PM (LdMbv)

257 Thank you. I'm not feeling so optimistic. Getting kicked when you're already down gets old fast.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:12 PM (0mRoj)

At least you're getting some hits. I have a job, albeit a crappy one, but all the job hunt is for me is one long non-stop black hole. Never a word back ever.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 29, 2016 11:27 PM (heN73)

258 Thank you. I'm not feeling so optimistic. Getting kicked when you're already down gets old fast.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:12 PM (0mRoj)

---
i haven't had steady employment since 2007... you are not alone.

i'd be Fing homeless without certain people in my life.

or, worse, living with my parents in my 50s

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 29, 2016 11:28 PM (i6Yqt)

259 Weft

We drank lots and lots of coffee. Like it's a sad day when the Cow (milk dispenser) goes to fake milk. When/if the Coffee Runs out is when the Revolt starts.

I work Second Shift now, but I did nine years working Sunday-Thursday on Third shift. Sunday's were generally a 36 hour day. You are lucky if you can get a nap Sunday Afternoon. People always are like how do you do that? Even Do that on the Regular. That's shit's nothing. Let me tell you about back to back Drill days followed up with a Field Day and then another Drill day. Over a 4 day run like that you are lucky to get 8 hours cumulatively

Like I get how insane stuff like Medical shit and residency can get. Shit is just like that. People are adaptable as hell. Once you get used to it, you can cope with it fairly well. I mean that's what Bootcamp was generally all about. Learning to deal with sleep deprivation and following procedures. That's what the Navy needs you to be able to do. Work crazy fucking hours under stress and still stick to the fucking procedure.

Posted by: Zakn at July 29, 2016 11:28 PM (d2pTe)

260 Jaysus. That's like specializing in tar pit swimming
Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 11:26 PM (hVdx9)

I try to build solid walkways over the tar pits for clients to walk on. Some of them work with me, some of them want as narrow a walkway as possible, and others figure they'll just try to walk on the surface like Jesus on the Sea of Galilee.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:28 PM (0mRoj)

261 245 I hope this Trump in the lead thing isn't a repeat of 2012 where the polls had Romney up only to see SCOAMF win due to their GOTV efforts.

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 11:24 PM (hVdx9)



Become worried if Trump starts talking about a GOTV effort involving a sea mammal.

Posted by: buzzion at July 29, 2016 11:28 PM (bMG0w)

262 221 Insomniac

Email me at
AnPyl_qbt@xfoebnqonaq.arg.

I'll answer you tomorrow with an idea for a paycheck job, available pretty much anywhere. It's not much, but it does have it's advantages.

And yes, it is legal and non-fattening.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 29, 2016 11:29 PM (hyuyC)

263 250 Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:26 PM (v+nPg)

You came for Evel Knievel days?

Yeah this town is the Scarlet City, I of course knew this and warts and all am still happier here than I was in Scenic Richland County SC....

Goddamned EUtopians were a Marxist cancer even in the 1880s.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 11:29 PM (SzZnW)

264 Evening, folks. Theological inquiry time again.

There are three answers to prayer: "yes," "no," and "not yet." (The last is equivalent to the Magic 8-Ball's "answer hazy - try again later.")

Yes is clear.

But how do you tell no from not yet?

Posted by: mindful webworker - in between dimensions at July 29, 2016 11:29 PM (5a8XA)

265 Let's hope the Swedish bikini cop doesn't raped by an Muzz invader.
Posted by: L, Elle
--------------

Actually, I might pay to see the Muzz try.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 11:29 PM (w/iDp)

266 But how do you tell no from not yet?

Posted by: mindful webworker - in between dimensions at July 29, 2016 11:29 PM (5a8XA)



Time.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:30 PM (89UPP)

267 Because a mechanical engineer *really* understands these things.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 10:46 PM (w/iDp)


A Mech. Eng. should be able to understand such things, but he was more of failed comedian than a practicing engineer. I don't know if he holds a P. Eng. certificate or not, but if he does, the Society should drum him out for not upholding standards.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 11:30 PM (f3Uae)

268 Wait, I thought lawyers got coked up by snorting it off midget tranny hooker asses. At least that's how I imagine it.


I can only speak for myself but I've never used an illegal drug in my life. Substance abuse is a serious problem in the legal profession as is suicide. I know a guy who offed himself and another who died from OD.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:31 PM (0mRoj)

269 Heading to bed as we are taking the grandkids to Mammoth Cave tomorrow. Should be fun

Posted by: FCF at July 29, 2016 10:46 PM (kejii)


Bringing them back, too?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 11:31 PM (f3Uae)

270 252 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:27 PM (6gk0M)

You have to love the Joe Scarborough right's quiet acceptance of the Donks' deciding that when THEY have the ball inflation doesn't really count fuel or food, or utilities...

inflation is up and will only get worse as Donkey kills cheap energy.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 11:31 PM (SzZnW)

271 You disgusting, degenerate weed smokers piss me off. Bet the stink of loser spills over into neighboring homes. Shove that pipe or bong where the sun doesn't shine you freakin' chemically dependent jokes.
(takes deep drink of beer number 15)

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 11:31 PM (hVdx9)

272 @256, andycanuck

I had to look it up too! I'd heard of ice skating and frost fairs on the Thames in the day, but I didn't know the dates...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 11:31 PM (kP16F)

273 LOL. Not quite that bad, but I hear ya.

"Why isn't anyone making an offer?!!? What the fuck is wrong with people??? Why isn't our realtor doing more showings?!?!?"

"Dear, we've been on the market two weeks, had 5 private showings and two open houses. Chill."
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 10:59 PM (89UPP)


Several years ago I signed a listing with a seller late friday afternoon. They called me Sunday wanting to cancel it because I didn't have an open house that Sunday. Never mind that it was impossible to advertise for the open house before it went into the multiple listing service, and never mind that the deadline for getting it into the Sunday paper had passed, I didn't have an open house that Sunday.

BTW, open houses don't sell houses. Open houses are used by agents as a way of generating leads of people who may be interested in buying property, usually not the one on open house as most people on open house tours just want to see what the insides of some houses look like.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 29, 2016 11:31 PM (1JnAL)

274 Calling it


Good night!

Posted by: Vendette at July 29, 2016 11:32 PM (jOi+y)

275 >>$200 oz would be considered ditch weed to the guys I know.
The stuff out there now is just stoopid potent.


All depends on where you are.

The same $200 on the East Coast won't get you near as much, or a way lesser quality.

The Medical / Legalization scene is a textbook study in Market / Black Market Pricing.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2016 11:32 PM (g6CBe)

276 Creepiest trailer I've seen in awhile, for a movie called The Love Witch:

http://tinyurl.com/NSFW-The-Love-Witch-Trailer

Posted by: Sharkman at July 29, 2016 11:32 PM (CS7jF)

277 Substance abuse is a serious problem in the legal profession as is suicide. I know a guy who offed himself and another who died from OD.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:31 PM (0mRoj)



Yeah, alcoholism is a HUGE issue in the profession. At least once a year in law school they brought in someone to due a talk/lecture on avoiding that trap.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:32 PM (89UPP)

278 Here's a tiny url link to the Grudem Townhall article:

http://tinyurl.com/gszwxc9

Posted by: Grumpy old man at July 29, 2016 11:33 PM (NPLj5)

279 262 221 Insomniac

Email me at
AnPyl_qbt@xfoebnqonaq.arg.

I'll answer you tomorrow with an idea for a paycheck job, available pretty much anywhere. It's not much, but it does have it's advantages.

And yes, it is legal and non-fattening.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 29, 2016 11:29 PM (hyuyC)

Will do, thanks. I'll probably hit you up in the AM. That's also the weirdest email addy I've ever seen...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:33 PM (0mRoj)

280 Insomniac, quick question, are you able to move for the right job?

Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 11:33 PM (6IPEM)

281 did all y'all see where Yoko supposedly said she had a intimate fling with Cankles back in the 70's?

too good to fact check (take out the spaces)


endingthefed.com/yoko-ono-i-had-an-affair- with-hillary-clinton-in-the-70s.html

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 29, 2016 11:34 PM (i6Yqt)

282 ..."inflation is up and will only get worse as Donkey kills cheap energy."
-Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2016 11:31 PM (SzZnW)

Myopia is a helluva drug.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:34 PM (6gk0M)

283 As for weed. Good shit is $3-400/oz but it's fucking amazingness. Haven't done any in a year tho, so YMMV

Posted by: Zakn at July 29, 2016 11:34 PM (d2pTe)

284 did all y'all see where Yoko supposedly said she had a intimate fling with Cankles back in the 70's?


I hate u red.

Posted by: eleven at July 29, 2016 11:34 PM (qUNWi)

285 Good staging of a house will help the sale.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 11:35 PM (r7qNw)

286 >>did all y'all see where Yoko supposedly said she had a intimate fling with Cankles back in the 70's?


Rug Burn

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2016 11:35 PM (g6CBe)

287 Food review: Rice-a-Roni cups.

I reviewed it last week and said it was more like Rice-a-Roni soup than the stuff you make on the stove. It turned out that I used way too much water. I was used to the ramen cups where you fill it nearly to the top. The fill line on the Rice-a-Roni cup is much lower.

So I bought another one and tried it tonight and it is much better. It's still probably not as good as the kind you make on the stove, but it's passable, and easier.

Posted by: rickl at July 29, 2016 11:35 PM (sdi6R)

288 Crap. Amazon Prime video is down. Apparently everywhere. What to do, what to do. .....

Posted by: brdavis9 at July 29, 2016 11:35 PM (xk+SM)

289 Trump didn't invite the Ruskies to spy he invited them to give up the info they already have.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (r7qNw)


This. Surprised it took so long to be said.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 11:35 PM (f3Uae)

290 264 Evening, folks. Theological inquiry time again.

There are three answers to prayer: "yes," "no," and "not yet." (The last is equivalent to the Magic 8-Ball's "answer hazy - try again later.")

Yes is clear.

But how do you tell no from not yet?
Posted by: mindful webworker - in between dimensions
-------------------
I have a book here - Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To.
Anthony DeStefano.
It was gifted to me, and I would be happy to re-gift it.
A "pay it forward" kind of thing...

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 11:35 PM (+r9J8)

291 277 Substance abuse is a serious problem in the legal profession as is suicide. I know a guy who offed himself and another who died from OD.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:31 PM (0mRoj)


Yeah, alcoholism is a HUGE issue in the profession. At least once a year in law school they brought in someone to due a talk/lecture on avoiding that trap.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:32 PM (89UPP)

It's pretty bad. The job can be stressful as shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:35 PM (0mRoj)

292 You try saying no to these salty parabolas!

Posted by: Vagina Holtzmann at July 29, 2016 11:36 PM (nhI+n)

293 ..."But how do you tell no from not yet?"
-Posted by: mindful webworker - in between dimensions at July 29, 2016 11:29 PM (5a8XA)

"Time."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:30 PM (89UPP)

^This^

Ask of wisdom, be of prayer and the answers will find a home.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:37 PM (6gk0M)

294 I was on a flight from LAX to Dulles years ago. Henry Waxman was sitting in Business Class.

He really is an ugly, ugly man.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo


Oh, so you think so too?

Posted by: Rat beast from the Twilight Zone movie at July 29, 2016 11:37 PM (8GNw0)

295 If Ted Kennedy got away with trying to make a deal with Andropov against Reagan, and that wasn't a Logan Act violation, then just about anything is.

There have been zero prosecutions under the Logan Act. Dems bring this shit up all the time when a Repub does something like this they don't like.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 29, 2016 11:37 PM (DW+jj)

296 233 Country Singer

My record was 56 straight hours of Sea and Anchor detail, watches, OPPE, GQ, OPPE, GQ, Sea and Anchor detail and I think CDO. I'm a little uncertain what I was doing when we were at Craney Island. T'was a tad frazzled at the end.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 29, 2016 11:38 PM (hyuyC)

297 Butte. I was born there. Drove by the hospital I was born in a couple of weeks ago whilst on our vacation. It's an empty hulk, with some signs of fire around the ground floor windows. Thankfully the church in which I was baptized seems to have fared better.

It was, all in all, an odd homecoming.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 29, 2016 11:38 PM (l8P1+)

298 Well. I hope you and yours are doing the same.

Posted by: Vendette at July 29, 2016 11:14 PM (jOi+y)


Glad to hear you and yours are doing well. I'm doing well but unfortunately, I am nursing a very ill old dog and facing the ultimate responsibility of an animal guardian! As was noted above, that's a hard road to be on! If I get a chance, I'll comment on the Pet Thread,

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:38 PM (wYnyS)

299 280 Insomniac, quick question, are you able to move for the right job?
Posted by: L, Elle at July 29, 2016 11:33 PM (6IPEM)

Depends on how far. Leaving the state would be right out. Moving to another city might be doable but would be a last resort because I'm divorced with kids. It would suck, but if that becomes the only option I may have to do it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:38 PM (0mRoj)

300 Me: But how do you tell no from not yet?

BCochran1981: Time.

Sure, sure, wise guy. But that just begs the question. I could'a said, how long to you have to wait to know if it's no or not yet.

Posted by: mindful webworker - in between dimensions at July 29, 2016 11:39 PM (5a8XA)

301 Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing


FEET. She was empowered by those feet.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at July 29, 2016 11:39 PM (ohu8+)

302 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/759057199461085184

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/759057330860285952

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/759057468194521090

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/759057624478339072

Posted by: kbdabear at July 29, 2016 11:39 PM (GrXXa)

303 151
How does Swedish Ninja Warrior work? Do all of the contestants
stand at the base of the obstacles contemplating the futility of
existence?


Swedish Ninja Warriors: putting the "warped" in "warped wall"??

Posted by: Anachronda at July 29, 2016 11:39 PM (Oi5b2)

304 Blessings and prayers, Hrothgar.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:39 PM (6gk0M)

305 Trump didn't invite the Ruskies to spy he invited them to give up the info they already have.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 10:54 PM (r7qNw)

this bears repeating

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 29, 2016 11:39 PM (P/kVC)

306 >>I was on a flight from LAX to Dulles years ago. Henry Waxman was sitting in Business Class.

He really is an ugly, ugly man.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo


I kinda like his snout.

Posted by: Petunia Pig at July 29, 2016 11:40 PM (c7vUv)

307 271 You disgusting, degenerate weed smokers piss me off. Bet the stink of loser spills over into neighboring homes. Shove that pipe or bong where the sun doesn't shine you freakin' chemically dependent jokes.
(takes deep drink of beer number 15)
Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner
----------------------
Where do you think I get my weed from?

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 11:40 PM (+r9J8)

308 the hospital I was born in a couple of weeks ago

You sure learned to read and write pretty fast.

Posted by: That guy who always says... at July 29, 2016 11:40 PM (Tyii7)

309 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/759057758226227202

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/759057872843976705

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/759057980344139776

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/759058091665010688

Posted by: kbdabear at July 29, 2016 11:40 PM (GrXXa)

310 300 Me: But how do you tell no from not yet?

BCochran1981: Time.

Sure, sure, wise guy. But that just begs the question. I could'a said, how long to you have to wait to know if it's no or not yet.
Posted by: mindful webworker - in between dimensions at July 29, 2016 11:39 PM (5a8XA)

Right up to the point of death, I suppose

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:40 PM (0mRoj)

311 Any Muzz tried to rape that Swedish Bikini Cop/Ninja Warrier would get a fractured penis.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 29, 2016 11:41 PM (DW+jj)

312 so who invented the bikini wax?

Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:41 PM (v+nPg)

313 279 Insomniac

The address is encrypted using Rot-13. My bandwidth in the bonnie is crushed by spam, so I am careful to avoid the bots.

Got to go. I have a big spousal maintenance day tomorrow.

Be well, Horde.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 29, 2016 11:42 PM (hyuyC)

314 Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 29, 2016 11:42 PM (hyuyC)

Goodnight

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:42 PM (0mRoj)

315 271 You disgusting, degenerate weed smokers piss me off. Bet the stink of loser spills over into neighboring homes. Shove that pipe or bong where the sun doesn't shine you freakin' chemically dependent jokes.
(takes deep drink of beer number 15)
Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner
----------------------
Where do you think I get my weed from?

Posted by: Chi
****

Got a phone number? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 11:43 PM (hVdx9)

316 I saw on the thread below, lingerie for men?

I don't want to live on this planet any longer.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at July 29, 2016 11:43 PM (R5HRU)

317 so who invented the bikini wax?
Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:41 PM (v+nPg)

Buffalo Bill?

Posted by: spypeach at July 29, 2016 11:43 PM (nyYhO)

318 #272 No, it looks like you were correct although 1816(?)

This from the Guardian (that just had to buy-out 250+ employees to make-up for red ink--ha-ha!!!)

Dickens certainly experienced some bad winters in his childhood; 1816, when he was four, was called "the year without a summer" due to the eruption of Mount Tambora, and London ponds were icing over by September. The winters of 1819 and 1822 were severe, and in 1829 sections of the Thames were choked with ice after a hard freeze.


(I got Tambora confused with Krakatoa---apparently so did the Guardian in the brief article the above is taken from---but, you know, I looked for the real answer instead of just relying on my memory!)

Addendum: Actually, I'm finding some interesting stuff like the following too that's about a 1715 frost fair so I'm going to keep on looking.

A factor in all this was the old London Bridge, whose 19 narrow arches and their breakwaters slowed the stream down. The new bridge, which opened in 1831, had only five arches and helped bring the freezing of the Thames to an end. The last frost fair was in 1814.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 11:43 PM (LdMbv)

319 Mother puss-bucket, what is that nasty brown spot on the back of Hillary's tongue?

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at July 29, 2016 11:43 PM (j1Wvr)

320 Ahh. Kb doing great work on the comments section too

Posted by: Zakn at July 29, 2016 11:44 PM (d2pTe)

321 kbdabear, you should do a "flat girls compliance thread" one night so freaks like me that like 'em flat get a go at it. Girl in the white top in link 1 and girl in the hemi shirt get a thumbs-up. (Granted, probably not exactly "flat", just by comparison to their compliance-thread partners, lol).

Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:44 PM (CXLVd)

322 "so who invented the bikini wax?"
-Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:41 PM (v+nPg)

Peruvians.

-Who also invented latex, orgies and the sweet, red beet we know today.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:44 PM (6gk0M)

323 319 Mother puss-bucket, what is that nasty brown spot on the back of Hillary's tongue?
Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at July 29, 2016 11:43 PM (j1Wvr)

Venom gland.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:44 PM (0mRoj)

324 G'Night, NaCly Dog.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:45 PM (6gk0M)

325 I wish I had a Russian car that needed to be washed...

Posted by: RTW at July 29, 2016 11:45 PM (3frOv)

326 Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing

FEET. She was empowered by those feet.


It was a shoe heist. Check out the woman (Fox photo) in the background making a getaway with the goods.

Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 29, 2016 11:45 PM (r7qNw)

327 so who invented the bikini wax?

Posted by: Jake


Oppenheimer?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 29, 2016 11:45 PM (8GNw0)

328 Professor Lawrence Tribe says it appears that Trump's invitation to espionage violates the Logan Act and two federal statutes. This is not the Republican Party I knew.

Posted by: Caleb Ethan Kale at July 29, 2016 10:40 PM (J66QD)


Man, if I had a gay son, I'd totally name him Cobweb Ethane Kale.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 11:46 PM (f3Uae)

329 Oedipus, you did the IBTC? The Itty Bitty Titty Committee.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 29, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)

330 Whilst I'm sittin' here drinkin' and gettin' m'self edumacated. Imma deactivate ye olde GWX Control Panel and set ye olde Windowes VIII.I to update automatically... Wish me luck!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 11:46 PM (kP16F)

331 "Venom gland."
-Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:44 PM (0mRoj)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:46 PM (6gk0M)

332 You could call it "An Ass-man's ONT Compliance Thread"!

Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:46 PM (CXLVd)

333 "so who invented the bikini wax?"

Marquis De Sade?

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 11:46 PM (hVdx9)

334 >>Mother puss-bucket, what is that nasty brown spot on the back of Hillary's tongue?
Posted by: Mr. Feverhead

I can assure you I didn't leave it there.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 29, 2016 11:47 PM (c7vUv)

335 Mother puss-bucket, what is that nasty brown spot on the back of Hillary's tongue?

She's part Chow.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 29, 2016 11:47 PM (T/cxb)

336 319 Mother puss-bucket, what is that nasty brown spot on the back of Hillary's tongue?
Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at July 29, 2016 11:43 PM (j1Wvr)

Venom gland.

Posted by: Insomniac
****

Huma has built a tolerance to the venom.

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at July 29, 2016 11:47 PM (hVdx9)

337 "so who invented the bikini wax?"
-Posted by: Jake

"Oppenheimer?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 29, 2016 11:45 PM (8GNw0)

*HAH!*

Fuck You for being funnier than me!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:48 PM (6gk0M)

338 Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 29, 2016 11:38 PM (hyuyC)


You know, I didn't even think about things like Other People Painting Engineering, TSTA, FEP, etc. I must have blocked all that out. This was just underway during a deployment going into Bali. Midwatch on a Sat/Sun (watch dogged plus a time zone change), into Navigation then Sea and Anchor, then straight to the Quarterdeck for 3.5 hours of POOW at which time the Commodore decided he didn't like the anchorage, back to SA and Nav to move to the other side of the island. By the time we got there, I was back up on the inport watch bill as POOW again for another four hours on the QD. Then did the watch and duty section turnover and went on liberty.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 29, 2016 11:48 PM (GUBah)

339 Mother puss-bucket, what is that nasty brown spot on the back of Hillary's tongue?

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead


REEEEE-CAAAALLL-AAAAAAAAAA~!

Posted by: Swiss Voter Observer at July 29, 2016 11:48 PM (8GNw0)

340 Posted by: spypeach at July 29, 2016 11:17 PM (nyYhO)



You'd think it might be possible, and I really missed the chance to see some of my favorite people again.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

I've got to crash as my old dog gets up way too early!


Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:48 PM (wYnyS)

341 Of FCBS

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 29, 2016 11:48 PM (hVdx9)

342 Have to change locations. If I'm not back within the hour... um... something something.

Posted by: mindful webworker - at a loss for words at July 29, 2016 11:49 PM (5a8XA)

343 "so who invented the bikini wax?"
-Posted by: Jake
-----------------
Duh.
Obviously, the Honeybee.

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 11:49 PM (+r9J8)

344 327 so who invented the bikini wax?

Posted by: Jake

Oppenheimer?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 29, 2016 11:45 PM (8GNw0)
---
Wasn't it Teller?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 29, 2016 11:49 PM (jR7Wy)

345 >>Butte. I was born there.


Butte-ants are weird folk.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2016 11:49 PM (g6CBe)

346 #272 This from the Mirror sounds authoritative:

The Thames freezes over
Severe temperatures between the mid-14th century to the 19th century saw the River Thames freeze over at least 23 times during the period known as "The Little Ice Age", with the last time being in 1814.

Traders seized on a rare marketing opportunity and frost fairs sprung up on the frozen river with stalls selling souvenirs and memorabilia.

However, it wasn't just cold temperatures to blame for the river becoming an ice rink. The old London Bridge had 19 arches and 20 piers supported by large breakwaters. When chunks of ice got stuck between them it slowed the flow of the river making it more likely to freeze. After the New London Bridge, which only had 5 arches, opened in 1831, the river never froze over again.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 11:50 PM (LdMbv)

347 Wasn't it Teller?

Penn may have had to do the talking.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 29, 2016 11:50 PM (T/cxb)

348 Butte-ants are weird folk.
Posted by: garrett

Right?

Posted by: Butte-Pirates at July 29, 2016 11:50 PM (UPYhp)

349 "so who invented the bikini wax?"
-Posted by: Jake

"Duh.
Obviously, the Honeybee.
"
-Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 11:49 PM (+r9J

You. Shame-Corner. Now. -------->

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:50 PM (6gk0M)

350 That Teller feller was a real blast.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 29, 2016 11:51 PM (DW+jj)

351 Right up to the point of death, I suppose
Posted by: Insomniac at July 29, 2016 11:40 PM (0mRoj)

Then you can ask Him in person. Mystery solved.

Posted by: tbodie at July 29, 2016 11:51 PM (hQt/L)

352 THE PROBLEM: The Earth's climate has changed catastrophically and rapidly at varying points throughout its geologic history.

To liberals, their preferred version of reality will always be preferable to actual reality. So they will always glare at you contemptuously and ignore what you say. You cannot reach them.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 29, 2016 11:51 PM (ohu8+)

353 Any Muzz tried to rape that Swedish Bikini Cop/Ninja Warrier would get a fractured penis.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 29, 2016 11:41 PM (DW+jj)


But he's be free to masturbate in public, just as long as it wasn't too clear that he was masturbating to her.

Posted by: The Un-Swedish Hat at July 29, 2016 11:51 PM (vBeA5)

354 Does anyone know how Presdent Obama's golf game is doing???

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at July 29, 2016 11:51 PM (Fbj4h)

355 Wasn't it Teller?

No.

Posted by: That guy who thinks Tesla invented everything.. at July 29, 2016 11:51 PM (Tyii7)

356 340 Posted by: spypeach at July 29, 2016 11:17 PM (nyYhO)


You'd think it might be possible, and I really missed the chance to see some of my favorite people again.


Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:48 PM (wYnyS)
---
I'm still hoping. Wouldn't mind a MoMee in the fall when it's not disgustingly hot and humid.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 29, 2016 11:51 PM (jR7Wy)

357

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:48 PM (wYnyS)

Sorry about your pup, We had to put my little yorkie down last thanksgiving, and my last baby, also a yorkie is 12 now and blind, she's had hip surgery and is pretty fragile, I think I'm in denial about her, can't imagine the day I won't get to see her precious little face again. Hugs and prayers to you.

Posted by: spypeach at July 29, 2016 11:52 PM (nyYhO)

358 Well... That was a mistake! As soon as I turned on automatic updates, the GWX Control Panel system tray icon started flashing a red exclamation point! Imma rethink this strategy now...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 11:52 PM (kP16F)

359 I'm still hoping. Wouldn't mind a MoMee in the fall when it's not disgustingly hot and humid.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 29, 2016 11:51 PM (jR7Wy)

We should do it, just an informal happy hour somewhere would be so much fun.

Posted by: spypeach at July 29, 2016 11:53 PM (nyYhO)

360 -Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 11:52 PM (kP16F)

Not saying we told you so, but...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:53 PM (6gk0M)

361 Butte does have a different feel.

Just like Sun Valley is not really ID, is Butte really MT?

Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:53 PM (v+nPg)

362 Oedipus, you did the IBTC? The Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)


LOL, looking back across the years, all the best ones were...not necessarily busom-ey. As I mentioned above, I'm an ass man.

There's something about a girl that can rock an entire room, but would struggle to fill a single B-cup with BOTH of her boobs. That girl's got something going on.

That being said, I got nothin' against boobs!

Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:53 PM (CXLVd)

363 Hey everybody.

Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing.

But where was she 'stashing' her gun??

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 11:55 PM (q7T0y)

364 ..."That being said, I got nothin' against boobs!"
-Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:53 PM (CXLVd)

Only on the ONT.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 29, 2016 11:55 PM (6gk0M)

365 Listening to some clips of Fab. When she she become an uptalker? The nasal whine is bad enough, but the uptalking is especially irritating.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 11:55 PM (mxCgt)

366 Well from what I can tell, Hillary hasn't gotten any bump whatsoever from the DNC; she's still behind Trump in several polls.

True? False?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 11:55 PM (q7T0y)

367 >> is Butte really MT?


Well, it's more Montana than Bozeman or Missoula.

But, that's not really a compliment.

Because, it's still Butte.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2016 11:55 PM (g6CBe)

368 That being said, I got nothin' against boobs!
Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:53 PM (CXLVd)

Then you're doing it wrong

Posted by: tbodie at July 29, 2016 11:55 PM (hQt/L)

369 When she did she become an uptalker?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 29, 2016 11:56 PM (mxCgt)

370 Posted by: spypeach at July 29, 2016 11:52 PM (nyYhO)




So sorry to hear about your yorkie pup. They are fragile beings at that age, and it is hard to imagine not having them there as part of your life like they've been every day for years!


A Fall pre-election MoMee sounds good, but only if politics is a banned topic!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:56 PM (wYnyS)

371
(I got Tambora confused with Krakatoa---apparently so did the Guardian in the brief article the above is taken from---but, you know, I looked for the real answer instead of just relying on my memory!)

Addendum: Actually, I'm finding some interesting stuff like the following too that's about a 1715 frost fair so I'm going to keep on looking.

A factor in all this was the old London Bridge, whose 19 narrow arches and their breakwaters slowed the stream down. The new bridge, which opened in 1831, had only five arches and helped bring the freezing of the Thames to an end. The last frost fair was in 1814.

Posted by: andycanuck


If I'm reading WUWT correctly, volcanic events, aka spurious aerosols, don't affect the 'global' temps for more than a couple of years. The 1810's cooling event seems to have some other additional phenomena involved.

The problem all climate scientists, pro or skeptic, have is that those mini-ice ages are inexplicable under the currently understood mechanisms, if I'm reading the blog filtered content correctly.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 29, 2016 11:56 PM (8GNw0)

372 Then you're doing it wrong
Posted by: tbodie


I get that ALOT!!!!

Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:56 PM (CXLVd)

373 That being said, I got nothin' against boobs!

How about moobs?

Posted by: qdpsteve without his shirt on at July 29, 2016 11:56 PM (q7T0y)

374 Yeah, Slap... I do this "manana"! No hurry now, is there?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 11:57 PM (kP16F)

375 321 kbdabear, you should do a "flat girls compliance thread" one night so freaks like me that like 'em flat get a go at it. Girl in the white top in link 1 and girl in the hemi shirt get a thumbs-up. (Granted, probably not exactly "flat", just by comparison to their compliance-thread partners, lol).
Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:44 PM (CXLVd)


Cut. Jib. Newsletter.

For a friend.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 29, 2016 11:57 PM (1JnAL)

376 67 Heading to bed as we are taking the grandkids to Mammoth Cave tomorrow. Should be fun

Posted by: FCF at July 29, 2016 10:46 PM (kejii)



aka, nanci Pelosi's lair....


srsly.....it is a fun-filled family adventure. Hit the zip-line and go horseback riding....

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at July 29, 2016 11:57 PM (8CWzB)

377 Butte. I was born there.


Butte-ants are weird folk.

In my defense, my folks moved to Billings soon after my birth.

...but the damage was done. My bride of many years looked around and said, "this explains a lot."

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 29, 2016 11:57 PM (l8P1+)

378 A Fall pre-election MoMee sounds good, but only if politics is a banned topic!
Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:56 PM (wYnyS)
---
OR, a victory MoMee in November *fingers crossed*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 29, 2016 11:57 PM (jR7Wy)

379 364 ..."That being said, I got nothin' against boobs!"
-Posted by: Oedipus at July 29, 2016 11:53 PM (CXLVd)


Only on the ONT.
Posted by: Slapweasel
-------------
Well, there was that previous thread with all the talk of penile fractures...

Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 11:57 PM (+r9J8)

380 We should do it, just an informal happy hour somewhere would be so much fun.

Posted by: spypeach at July 29, 2016 11:53 PM (nyYhO)



With drunken lesbians in the bathroom stall???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:58 PM (89UPP)

381 Sigh, here is is almost early August and no Vegas MoMee in sight.

Any chance for one in late September? I could make it then.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 11:58 PM (q7T0y)

382 Whilst I'm sittin' here drinkin' and gettin' m'self edumacated. Imma deactivate ye olde GWX Control Panel and set ye olde Windowes VIII.I to update automatically... Wish me luck!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 11:46 PM (kP16F)

****

I advised against this. The Good Lord will have to help you, cuz Microsoft won't. Be well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 29, 2016 11:59 PM (YLidQ)

383 The last thing I'll say about the Thames... really good report linked in my sock about it including this Moron-ic section:

Unlicensed gambling, drinking and dancing was the order of the day for those brave enough to venture on to the ice. A sheep was roasted on the ice with the public charged to look at it, and charged again for a slice of "Lapland mutton". At one point an elephant was led across the ice at Blackfriars.

The ice was however, not very stable. Boatmen deprived of an income charged visitors a penny to cross planks to get on to the ice. They were on hand to rescue two women who fell through, although a plumber carrying lead was not so lucky.


How ironic. A plumber being killed by an ice crack.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 11:59 PM (LdMbv)

384 I was on a flight from LAX to Dulles years ago. Henry Waxman was sitting in Business Class.

He really is an ugly, ugly man.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 29, 2016 11:23 PM (4+VII)


Sucks to have to travel on those cheap-ass airlines that don't have a Mutant Class.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2016 11:59 PM (f3Uae)

385 OR, a victory MoMee in November *fingers crossed*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 29, 2016 11:57 PM (jR7Wy)


Yes! Probably should still ban politics pre-emptively, just in case!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 29, 2016 11:59 PM (wYnyS)

386 Well, there was that previous thread with all the talk of penile fractures...
Posted by: Chi at July 29, 2016 11:57 PM (+r9J

Hey, this is tge ONT. We got rules. And class. There is No Math talk allowed.

Posted by: tbodie at July 29, 2016 11:59 PM (hQt/L)

387 With drunken lesbians in the bathroom stall???
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:58 PM (89UPP)

Did I miss something last time??, or did I black out?

Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (nyYhO)

388 You might like the "sexy ass of the day" site out there.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (DW+jj)

389
With drunken lesbians in the bathroom stall???
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:58 PM (89UPP)
----
C'mon Spypeach, let's do it for Coch!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (jR7Wy)

390 366 Well from what I can tell, Hillary hasn't gotten any bump whatsoever from the DNC; she's still behind Trump in several polls.


True? False?
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 11:55 PM (q7T0y)

I think the bump takes a week to show up

Posted by: dagny at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (eSQgj)

391 Question for anyone in the Horde involved with kids in grade school:

Has anyone else noticed, there appears to be a real effort to make summer shorter and the school year longer?

Here in my little part of SoCal, our local school district seems to keep bumping up the start date and bumping back the end date of every grade level.

At this point, the new school year starts August 31 and ends around June 20.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (q7T0y)

392 OT from the jobs market, but I did get a package in the UPS today, sent by my aging step-mom in Orlando.

Some of my late Dad's 'puter stuff. Of interest, a late '90s, early '00s web-cam, which actually interfaces to the PC via a pass-through parallel port (RS-232 iirc?) connector. TWAIN standard on the image processing.

New in box, too.

Now, I know it won't be worth much except as a collector's conversation piece, but if any of the gear geeks around here want to make an offer for it, I'd like to hear of it.

As for my step mom....geez...prayers, y'all. Please.

The note that she sent with the package, all I can say is that it's written evidence of how badly and rapidly she's losing mental acuity.

I've got to get three or four more roofs done, as they're contracted and pending, then get my ass in the truck and drive to Orlando. Time to exercise all those Power of Attorney documents in the trust.

This ain't gonna be fun, so I'll ask for a prayer or three, as well.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (v5iqM)

393 With drunken lesbians in the bathroom stall???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 29, 2016 11:58 PM (89UPP)


Now this is beginning to sound like a real MoMee!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 30, 2016 12:01 AM (wYnyS)

394 Daywalkers like boobs too.

Can this be what unifies us?

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:01 AM (qUNWi)

395 ----
C'mon Spypeach, let's do it for Coch!
Posted by: All Hail Eris



Phrasing!

Posted by: Chi at July 30, 2016 12:01 AM (+r9J8)

396 Well from what I can tell, Hillary hasn't gotten any bump whatsoever from the DNC; she's still behind Trump in several polls.



True? False?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 29, 2016 11:55 PM (q7T0y)

Posters will make adjustments next week.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 30, 2016 12:02 AM (P/kVC)

397 You might like the "sexy ass of the day" site out there.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)


I am nominating you for Canonization, good sir!

Posted by: Oedipus at July 30, 2016 12:02 AM (CXLVd)

398 Somehow, this talk of butt going on with smaller boobage and the name "Anikka Albrite" comes out of the aether. Don't know anything about it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 30, 2016 12:02 AM (DW+jj)

399 >>Well from what I can tell, Hillary hasn't gotten any bump whatsoever from the DNC


I'm sure she bumped a few rugs, last night.

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2016 12:03 AM (g6CBe)

400 Gotta run, I have stuff I have to do in the morning. Thanks for your kind words of support. Be well.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 30, 2016 12:03 AM (0mRoj)

401 Daywalkers like boobs too.

Can this be what unifies us?

Posted by: eleven
****
One...ok two breasts to unite them all.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:03 AM (hVdx9)

402 "C'mon Spypeach, let's do it for Coch!"
-Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (jR7Wy)

Copied. Pasted. Saved.

...by Jesus.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2016 12:03 AM (6gk0M)

403 349 "so who invented the bikini wax?"
-Posted by: Jake

Vincent Price in male lingerie?

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at July 30, 2016 12:03 AM (8CWzB)

404 Pro Tip : girlsinyogapants dot com

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2016 12:03 AM (g6CBe)

405 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (q7T0y)

More time for indoctrination, comrade citizen! We have no idea what badthoughts you might have instilled in our children over the summer.

Posted by: Hrothgar, Common Core Commissar at July 30, 2016 12:04 AM (wYnyS)

406 G'Night, Insomniac.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2016 12:04 AM (6gk0M)

407 Hrothgar, of course.

Would have more respect for these school district if they would just announce, they want year-round school.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2016 12:04 AM (q7T0y)

408 Jim, prayers for you and your step mom.

Posted by: tbodie at July 30, 2016 12:05 AM (hQt/L)

409 At this point, the new school year starts August 31 and ends around June 20.
Posted by: qdpsteve
----------

My grand (great?) niece, August the 8th!

WTF?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:05 AM (Z58Xa)

410 355
Wasn't it Teller?

No.


Posted by: That guy who thinks Tesla invented everything.


It was a little old lady in Leningrad. The same one that invented Scotch and quadrotiticale.

Posted by: Pavel Chekov at July 30, 2016 12:05 AM (Oi5b2)

411 we should get fancy and meet at a winery somewhere in VA, it would be the best time they ever had

Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:06 AM (nyYhO)

412 I know that for my local school district, they expanded the Thanksgiving holiday to a whole week, now it's "Fall Holiday."

But that's just an extra three days, and just in the past few years I'd say the district has padded the school year by about three *weeks.*

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2016 12:06 AM (q7T0y)

413 Mike, August 8 is my birthday.

I would be seriously pissed as a kid if I had ever had to start the new school year on my birthday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2016 12:06 AM (q7T0y)

414 I've analysed the problem... I don't think I was trapped in the Window 10 upgrade trap, I think GWX Control Panel just went off the air because I'd changed my update settings!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:07 AM (kP16F)

415 Well good folks, it has been fun. Time to say good night. Y'all have a good evening /weekend.

Posted by: tbodie at July 30, 2016 12:07 AM (hQt/L)

416 Did I miss something last time??, or did I black out?
Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (nyYhO)


LMAO.

Entirely possible.

Do you remember the two girls dancing right in front of the band, next to the bar, right below us? Almost all over each other but not quite.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2016 12:08 AM (89UPP)

417 quadrotiticale

I'm stealing that word that I will never use.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:08 AM (qUNWi)

418 Well I been hearing that there ain't nobody more bad
Then the little old lady from Leningrad...

Posted by: Janski and Deanski at July 30, 2016 12:08 AM (q7T0y)

419 C'mon Spypeach, let's do it for Coch!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (jR7Wy)


Well. This is a win.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2016 12:08 AM (89UPP)

420 I would be seriously pissed as a kid if I had ever had to start the new school year on my birthday.
Posted by: qdpsteve
------------

Like many other things, they do not know any better.

As an aside, on Jeopardy tonight, none of the contestants had any idea what ship was referred to as 'The Mighty Mo'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:09 AM (Z58Xa)

421 236: I was on a flight from LAX to Dulles years ago. Henry Waxman was sitting in Business Class.

He really is an ugly, ugly man.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo
________

Didn't he invent bikini wax?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 30, 2016 12:09 AM (ZihpT)

422 a dios

Posted by: Jake at July 30, 2016 12:09 AM (v+nPg)

423 we should get fancy and meet at a winery somewhere in VA, it would be the best time they ever had

Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:06 AM (nyYhO)


There are a number of them in NoVA, but I don't think many (maybe none) of them are open into the night! A MoMee in broad daylight just seems wrong.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 30, 2016 12:09 AM (wYnyS)

424 I prefer quaternions. Know who invented those?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 30, 2016 12:09 AM (DW+jj)

425 361 Posted by: Jake at July 29, 2016 11:53 PM (v+nPg)

Sadly, Montana is turning into Butte not Butte into Montana...

in our travels in the state when we check into a hotel the other localities do tend to look down their nose and with a sense of bewilderment that Butte-heads would bother to leave Butte and have the money to stay in a 3 star hotel unless government employees, lawyers, or doctors.

Which is funny, since Montana Resources actually pays quite well.

The influx of locusts from Mexifornia is altering the fabric of the state and pisses off native MT Donks as much as the GOP parts of the state.

"Welcome to Montana leave it be." is a popular bumper sticker in every corner of this state....

Montanas refer to Missoula as "San Franzoula" now, and are starting to write off Bozeman.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:09 AM (SzZnW)

426 Hillary hasn't gotten any bump whatsoever from the DNC

My Vagapalooza of Victimhood may have backfired. Sigh.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at July 30, 2016 12:10 AM (Tyii7)

427 >>>Here's a list of Hillary's planned tax hikes.

These people are so vile and so stupid. They think punishing success is the path to utopia, despite evidence to the contrary. Fucking hate them.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 12:10 AM (ohu8+)

428 Do you remember the two girls dancing right in front of the band, next to the bar, right below us? Almost all over each other but not quite.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2016 12:08 AM (89UPP)

Yes I do, didn't ATC also crash the bachelorette party?

Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:10 AM (nyYhO)

429 399 Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2016 12:03 AM (g6CBe)

One thing Duh Donald and I agree totally on is banging hot supermodels is the best perk in this business...

//Grammy H coming up for air

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:11 AM (SzZnW)

430 I was telling my kids that we went back to school the first week of September and got out the Friday before Memorial Day. They couldn't believe it.

Posted by: Gem at July 30, 2016 12:11 AM (uaHyk)

431 391 Question for anyone in the Horde involved with kids in grade school:

Has anyone else noticed, there appears to be a real effort to make summer shorter and the school year longer?

Here in my little part of SoCal, our local school district seems to keep bumping up the start date and bumping back the end date of every grade level.

At this point, the new school year starts August 31 and ends around June 20.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (q7T0y)


Don't have kids, but my niece in Pueblo, CO's kids went back to school this past Monday. I think they get a few weeks for a summer break, but go almost year round.

She did say that they get a week off for Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and other holidays.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 30, 2016 12:11 AM (1JnAL)

432 At this point, the new school year starts August 31 and ends around June 20.

Schools here do a "modified year-round" schedule.

School started this week. Kids will go for 9 weeks, get a two week break. Repeat this cycle a few more times, then they're out for 6 weeks starting the last week of May or first week of June.

You can always tell when the kids are in school, by the cops hanging around the crosswalks handing out tickets to anyone going over 15 MPH.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 30, 2016 12:11 AM (T/cxb)

433 I prefer quaternions. Know who invented those?


The people who built gobekli tepe?

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:11 AM (qUNWi)

434 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/759058091665010688

Posted by: kbdabear at July 29, 2016 11:40 PM (GrXXa)


Well, that's weird. None of those links open for me. Not one. And no flags from NoScript or AdBlock Latitude, either. What gives?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 12:11 AM (f3Uae)

435 I'm stealing that word that I will never use.
Posted by: eleven
------------

Yeah, I've done that also. In my case the word is 'trilobular'. I remain poised for an opportunity to use it in some meaningful way.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:12 AM (Z58Xa)

436 330
Whilst I'm sittin' here drinkin' and gettin' m'self edumacated. Imma
deactivate ye olde GWX Control Panel and set ye olde Windowes VIII.I to
update automatically... Wish me luck!


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 11:46 PM (kP16F)



Oh, shit -- that reminds me that I owe Maet a cite on the ass-raping you get over your IP in Win10. I don't remember shit if I don't write it down -- stuff just stays in a stir.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 12:13 AM (EzgxV)

437 391 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2016 12:00 AM (q7T0y)

It is a continuing effort to "borrow" our kids...

I watched clips from Invasion of the Body Snatchers....

my remake would be about elementary school kids.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:13 AM (SzZnW)

438 >>we went back to school the first week of September


My birthday was usually the first day of school.

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2016 12:14 AM (g6CBe)

439 Well, that's weird. None of those links open for me. Not one. And no flags from NoScript or AdBlock Latitude, either. What gives?

Works for me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 30, 2016 12:14 AM (T/cxb)

440 There are a number of them in NoVA, but I don't think many (maybe none) of them are open into the night! A MoMee in broad daylight just seems wrong.
Posted by: Hrothgar at July 30, 2016 12:09 AM (wYnyS)

True, we could start there, but the I think we would have to hire a car/limo to drive us to the bars after, but most of the vineyards are in the middle of nowhere so yeah not sure if that would work.

Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:14 AM (nyYhO)

441 Ruben Navarette just posted at FB:

Today's Quiz --

Q: Why do some Latinos become Republicans?

1. Because, as they make more money, they want lower taxes

2. Because they want white people to like them

3. Because they want to Make America Great Again

4. Because they look good in Red

5. BECAUSE WHITE LIBERAL CONDESCENSION IS A MORE EFFECTIVE REPELLENT THAN BUG SPRAY

A: 5


Ruben has been on fire lately.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2016 12:15 AM (q7T0y)

442 Works for me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 30, 2016 12:14 AM (T/cxb)


Moi aussi!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 30, 2016 12:15 AM (wYnyS)

443 417
quadrotiticale



I'm stealing that word that I will never use.


I hate when I don't spot a typo until after I punch "post".

All I can guess is that it was a Freudian reference to the long lost cousin of the three-breasted Martian wench from Total Recall (quadro-titty Kayley).

Posted by: Anachronda at July 30, 2016 12:15 AM (Oi5b2)

444 Well, that's weird. None of those links open for me. Not one. And no flags from NoScript or AdBlock Latitude, either. What gives?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
------------
Um. Crap. Sorry... another snag in our trans-border store and forward software. We just hired guy from Hillary's shop to work on the problem.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at July 30, 2016 12:16 AM (Z58Xa)

445 Prayers for your step-Mother, Jim. Might she find her Home; and you find peace with the Lord's work.

I pray it coincides with your schedule, but we all know differently.

-Our plans are God's laughter.

I'll ask of Him that your blessed step-Mother find her peace. Within that peace, I ask for yours to be serene, as well.

Find you not glory in what you have built. Find your peace amongst His will.

Love, Peace and His Glory be upon you.

-In Jesus' Name, I pray.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2016 12:16 AM (6gk0M)

446 @436, Cooth

I missed that one. What happens with one's IP address?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:16 AM (kP16F)

447 Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:14 AM (nyYhO)



I just had a vision of a stretch limo with an AoSHQ logo pulling up to a swanky night club!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 30, 2016 12:17 AM (wYnyS)

448 Yes I do, didn't ATC also crash the bachelorette party?

Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:10 AM (nyYhO)



Yeah, Gingy went to use the restroom a little later in the night and those two were going at it, apparently not at all quietly, in one of the stalls.

Hahahahahahaha. Oh man. I can't wait to rag on her about that. She always yells at me when I say she crashed the bachelorette party.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2016 12:17 AM (89UPP)

449 Sven, Village of the Damned remake. The government accepts gleefully the super intelligent children thinking they can now control the world. Until everyone rubbing their hands gleefully well their heads explode.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:17 AM (UCmD0)

450 I don't have kids in the Canadian system but I've noticed in both reports from NYS like in Buffalo and from Southern states (TX in particular as I recall) that your kids are starting school alot earlier in the year than ours do.

Ours has always been September after Labour Day (although maybe it was a week or two into September when I was a grade-schooler/high-schooler and is now, say, the Tuesday after the holiday).

I can't recall when the summer holiday starts now (I think that's changed a bit since I was young) but I think it was early-June when we used to get out of school because our Monday-closest-to-May-23rd Victoria Day holiday I'm pretty sure did occur during the school year.

I vaguely recall grade schools went longer into June than the high schools (so high-schoolers would have more summer-job time?) although that might have been the high-schoolers only going in for scheduled exams at the end of the year and not putting in full days so it might have seemed that it was more time off for them.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:18 AM (LdMbv)

451 The Empress does not 'crash' parties. She merely invites herself to it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:19 AM (UCmD0)

452 449 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:17 AM (UCmD0)

Heh was done Ms Puma in "Village of the Darned" the remake with Christopher Reeves I think....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114852/

The kids look like normal MN/St Paul kids to me...

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:19 AM (SzZnW)

453 quadrotiticale

I'm stealing that word that I will never use.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:08 AM (qUNWi)


Hemitriticale for the win!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 12:19 AM (f3Uae)

454 Hemitriticale for the win!


That one too.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:20 AM (qUNWi)

455 Whilst I'm sittin' here drinkin' and gettin' m'self edumacated. Imma deactivate ye olde GWX Control Panel and set ye olde Windowes VIII.I to update automatically... Wish me luck!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 29, 2016 11:46 PM (kP16F)


Yes, do it ! DO IT!!1!`~eleventy!!1!

Posted by: HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN ALL YOUR DATA ARE BELONG TO US at July 30, 2016 12:21 AM (vBeA5)

456 Hahahahahahaha. Oh man. I can't wait to rag on her about that. She always yells at me when I say she crashed the bachelorette party.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2016 12:17 AM (89UPP)

Such a fun night, at least the parts I remember, haha, so much wine, but probably the most fun I ever had with some of the greatest most interesting people I've ever met.

Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:21 AM (nyYhO)

457 Williamsburg Winery.
Might even get a few of the many NC Morons to attend. Hell, I would, but I doubt my redneck ass would be welcome.
I would be there in spirit. Or, I'd be sitting right here with spirits...

Posted by: Chi at July 30, 2016 12:22 AM (+r9J8)

458 >>> 444 Um. Crap. Sorry... another snag in our trans-border store and forward software. We just hired guy from Hillary's shop to work on the problem.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at July 30, 2016 12:16 AM (Z58Xa)<<<

Screw you, Bob! I asked for one favor: give me my encryption password to my old Win 8.1 system so I can get the free Win 10 upgrade tonight. Did you come through for me? Noooooo...

Still got a fresh 8.1 install going in the background. Maybe the deal will expire at midnight PST.

Asshole.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 30, 2016 12:22 AM (jV8Mq)

459 Pictures or it didn't happen, spypeach!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:23 AM (LdMbv)

460 433: Hamilton. Not, Alexander, but *the* Hamilton, William Rowen, physicist and mathematician extraordinaire. Hamilton's Principle of Least (stationary, better) Action. Bedrock principle of the physics of this universe.

Maybe he did build Gobekli Tepe in a previous life......

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 30, 2016 12:24 AM (DW+jj)

461 Such a fun night, at least the parts I remember,
haha, so much wine, but probably the most fun I ever had with some of
the greatest most interesting people I've ever met.

Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:21 AM (nyYhO)


It seems to me that Horde members are even more fascinating, interesting, and witty in person than they are here and that's meant as a sincere compliment!
Now, I really am off to bed.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 30, 2016 12:24 AM (wYnyS)

462 Sven, Village of the Damned remake. The
government accepts gleefully the super intelligent children thinking
they can now control the world. Until everyone rubbing their hands
gleefully well their heads explode.




Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:17 AM



The Carpenter remake was tv a couple of nights ago.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 12:24 AM (EWg9n)

463 Yeah, I've done that also. In my case the word is 'trilobular'. I remain poised for an opportunity to use it in some meaningful way.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:12 AM (Z58Xa)


Well, that's got me buffaloed.

Posted by: Olenellus at July 30, 2016 12:24 AM (f3Uae)

464 ..."Hell, I would, but I doubt my redneck ass would be welcome.
I would be there in spirit. Or, I'd be sitting right here with spirits...
"
-Posted by: Chi at July 30, 2016 12:22 AM (+r9J

Poor you, poor you, Pour You another fucking beer!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2016 12:25 AM (6gk0M)

465 Thanks, Slap.

Add that one to the rather large tab o' drinks owed to you by Teh Horde, for your yeoman's service in faith, lo these many years.

Cheers!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2016 12:25 AM (v5iqM)

466 I'd thought the time for the Windows evil plan for 'all one's keystrokes and files are belong to us' was up...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:25 AM (kP16F)

467 462 Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 12:24 AM (EWg9n)

Yup...man it was horrid...I was running a video store when it came out...

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:25 AM (SzZnW)

468 G'Night, Hrothgar.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2016 12:26 AM (6gk0M)

469 Yeah Moose should've told there had already been a remake.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Konsta-Punkka-3.jpg

And Ghostbusters 2016 sinks to 6th on third week of release. So far only pulled in $132 million worldwide. Ice Age 5: Collision Course has already pulled in $214.6 million worldwide after two weeks in theaters.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:26 AM (UCmD0)

470 -Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2016 12:25 AM (v5iqM)

Love ya', brother!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2016 12:27 AM (6gk0M)

471 'Night Hrothie!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 30, 2016 12:27 AM (jR7Wy)

472 And Sanyo has lost all future business from me for tweeting some pro-Hillary glass-ceiling crap in re. to Douchebusters 1016.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:30 AM (LdMbv)

473 Yup...man it was horrid...I was running a video store when it came out...




Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:25 AM



Yeah, it's not highly regarded. I don't mind it. There's some good stuff in there that works Carpenter fashion. It's not great, but I don't consider it bad.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 12:30 AM (EWg9n)

474 Doh... 2016.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:30 AM (LdMbv)

475 469 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:26 AM (UCmD0)

It's a box office bomb, but as an in kind political contribution it rises to rank mediocrity....

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:30 AM (SzZnW)

476 @466

It's supposed to be July 29th, but there's still 2.5 hours left in Seattle...

I wouldn't mind having Win10 on this older box just for the DirectX 12 support, though I'm planning on purposing it for toying with Vulkan later this year/early next year.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 30, 2016 12:30 AM (jV8Mq)

477 473 Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 12:30 AM (EWg9n)

Worst film I was ever told to push was Ishtar....

I actually had a challenge wherein I would pay for the rental if they could explain the ending in detail.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:31 AM (SzZnW)

478 I'd like to see Collision Course... I'd watched the first Ice Age a hundred times with the Spawn of Ryoiki, and the others in series many times! Scrat is hillarious!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:32 AM (kP16F)

479 Well, that's got me buffaloed.
Posted by: Olenellus
------------

It describes a self-threading bolt or screw, which while roundish, is slightly triangular.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at July 30, 2016 12:33 AM (Z58Xa)

480 473 Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 12:30 AM (EWg9n)

Worst film I was ever told to push was Ishtar....

I actually had a challenge wherein I would pay for the rental if they could explain the ending in detail.


Posted by: sven10077
****

Ishtar? Aaand slowly I turned...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)

481 And Sanyo has lost all future business from me for tweeting some pro-Hillary glass-ceiling crap in re. to Douchebusters 1016.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:30 AM (LdMbv)


Glass floors as opposed to glass ceilings, might rejuvenate the franchise, if the right actresses were in the cast.

Posted by: Olenellus at July 30, 2016 12:33 AM (f3Uae)

482 Critics had no problem calling the latest Ice Age a bomb on opening weekend. But now it has passed Ghostbusters 2016.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:34 AM (UCmD0)

483 Worst film I was ever told to push was Ishtar....

I actually had a challenge wherein I would pay for the rental if they could explain the ending in detail.





Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:31 AM


I like Ishtar. Just for the Paul Williams bad songs done by Hoffman and Beatty. And Charles Grodin. Not a good film by any objective sense, though.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 12:35 AM (EWg9n)

484 It describes a self-threading bolt or screw, which while roundish, is slightly triangular.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at July 30, 2016 12:33 AM (Z58Xa)


Typical government drone. Misses the joke. I'm a Trilobite, dude! Genus and species!

Posted by: Olenellus at July 30, 2016 12:35 AM (f3Uae)

485 And, on that note, g'night. Be well, all.

Mindful, the offer to send you this book stands.

Posted by: Chi at July 30, 2016 12:36 AM (+r9J8)

486 Ishtar is like Heaven's Gate, movies I never plan to lose hours of my life watching. If only I could get back the hours lost to the Star Wars prequels, The Postman, and the Species franchise...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:36 AM (UCmD0)

487 480 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)

Yup of course Ishtar and my willingness to "pay your rental" if you beat it is part of why I made management.

Beatty and Hoffman took themselves WAYYYY too seriously for what was essentially an homage to the "Road to *x*" films of Hope and Crosby....

they also forgot those films were made as cheap and quick as possible and were profit generators for the studios.


Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:37 AM (SzZnW)

488 Killer whales HATE Ishtar...

This is a known fact.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:37 AM (qUNWi)

489 I'd read there were Christian references in the Ice Age series... I didn't notice any!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:37 AM (kP16F)

490 Good night all. Delicious dreams.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 30, 2016 12:37 AM (jR7Wy)

491 446
@436, Cooth

I missed that one. What happens with one's IP address?


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:16 AM (kP16F)


Only part of what is massively wrong with Win10 is in the software -- much is in the license agreement and related documents. Essentially, Microsoft gets to keylog you and use your Intellectual Property for anything they damned-well please, forever. So if you're inventing something new that's as useful as a laser, chances are you'll discover Microsoft already patented it when you get to the patent office.

I read a variety of this stuff months ago and said, "well, this isn't for me!" -- but Maet wanted some citations and I volunteered to look some up. Then, reality struck and I got all scrambled.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

492 I think those asses would be cracking alot of glass floors if they tried that, Olenellus.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:37 AM (LdMbv)

493 Great moments in humiliation for Democrat Presidential wannabes:

Teddy Kennedy
Thomas Eagleton
Michael Dukakis
Bernie Sanders
Hillary (2008, so far)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (Z58Xa)

494 I hate getting all "lecture-y" about "welcomes and good-nights", but I just have it in my blood.

Eris has been an "ambassador" of "welcome" and "Good Night". I also thank Cthulhu and *(expletive deleted)* other names for welcoming me aboard this blog.

Ventette and Chi come to mind, but I am forgetting others. That's why I swore the swear-words that I didn't type.

Anyways... I hope to get back to the original Slapweasel you all knew before two elections made me more cynical and sarcastic than I already was.

Be Well, Horde.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (6gk0M)

495 Hi Horde! I'm drunk on a porch in Ocean City. Two other couples are here with us. Having such a good time.

(OC Maryland)

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (dyaak)

496 480 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)

Yup of course Ishtar and my willingness to "pay your rental" if you beat it is part of why I made management.

Beatty and Hoffman took themselves WAYYYY too seriously for what was essentially an homage to the "Road to *x*" films of Hope and Crosby....

they also forgot those films were made as cheap and quick as possible and were profit generators for the studios.

Posted by: sven10077
****

How dare you question the actions of your superiors.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (hVdx9)

497 Sweet dreams yourself All Hail Eris. Full of books, rapiers, and liquid spirits of surprising vintage.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (UCmD0)

498 However Killer whales lurve Waterworld.

But Killer whales aren't known for their intelligence.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (qUNWi)

499 G'Night, Eris.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2016 12:39 AM (6gk0M)

500 G'Night, Chi.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2016 12:39 AM (6gk0M)

501 Killer whales HATE Ishtar...

This is a known fact.

Posted by: eleven
****

10 out of 10 surveyed no less. They went thru 15 pollsters to get that info. May they rest in peace.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:39 AM (hVdx9)

502 Typical government drone. Misses the joke. I'm a Trilobite, dude! Genus and species!
Posted by: Olenellus
--------------

It's not nice to taunt a government drone.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at July 30, 2016 12:40 AM (Z58Xa)

503 Have another 'mudslide' on us, Gingy. And as a snack, may I suggest the baby otter nuggets. Mmm, good.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:40 AM (LdMbv)

504 496 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (hVdx9)

Yeah I know...Beatty and Hoffman were at the height of their "star power"

483 Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 12:35 AM (EWg9n)

God bless you lad....

I knew someone had to be a fan, now I can die happy.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:40 AM (SzZnW)

505 However Killer whales lurve Waterworld.

But Killer whales aren't known for their intelligence.

Posted by: eleven
****

Free fish and all the humans we can kill. What's not to love?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:40 AM (hVdx9)

506 @491, Cooth

IP = Intellectual Property... !Ahora, me recuerdo! Never mind...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:40 AM (kP16F)

507 Night Slappy. I know there's a sweet gooey center underneath that crispy crust!

Anna, I'm going to see the new Star Trek tomorrow, against my better judgement.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 30, 2016 12:41 AM (jR7Wy)

508 Hi Horde! I'm drunk on a porch in Ocean City. Two other couples are here with us. Having such a good time.

(OC Maryland)

Posted by: Gingy


Sounds cool. Rock on.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 12:41 AM (8GNw0)

509 Good night all, sweet dreams...

Posted by: spypeach at July 30, 2016 12:41 AM (nyYhO)

510 Nite,Slap.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 30, 2016 12:41 AM (EB1oa)

511 495 Hi Horde! I'm drunk on a porch in Ocean City. Two other couples are here with us. Having such a good time.

(OC Maryland)
Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (dyaak)
---
Gingy, what are you and your friends going to do when the owners return?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 30, 2016 12:41 AM (jR7Wy)

512 495 Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (dyaak)

Scenic Ocean City.....

so Gingy are you seeing any Jersey Shore types there....God love 'em....for some the Sopranos seems to have been a documentary.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:41 AM (SzZnW)

513 You can run Gary, but you can't hide.

Posted by: Zombie Chandra Levy at July 30, 2016 12:42 AM (Z58Xa)

514
458
>>> 444 Um. Crap. Sorry... another snag in our trans-border
store and forward software. We just hired guy from Hillary's shop to
work on the problem.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at July 30, 2016 12:16 AM (Z58Xa)<<<

Screw
you, Bob! I asked for one favor: give me my encryption password to my
old Win 8.1 system so I can get the free Win 10 upgrade tonight. Did you
come through for me? Noooooo...

Still got a fresh 8.1 install going in the background. Maybe the deal will expire at midnight PST.

Asshole.


Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 30, 2016 12:22 AM (jV8Mq)


They ain't gonna sunset the Win10 "upgrade" patch. Their new business model is "upgrade the peons to Win10 and steal all their shit." The only reason there's a due-date is to have people update sooner.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 12:42 AM (EzgxV)

515 And if I've got you laughing your ass off about that one, Gingy, don't worry. I can get you crying if I link a few National Film Board* short subjects too.

*Canadian reference.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:42 AM (LdMbv)

516 BTW, dolphins are sluts. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:42 AM (hVdx9)

517 Hemitriticale for the win!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 12:19 AM (f3Uae)


Septentrion

Posted by: Kindlot at July 30, 2016 12:42 AM (ry34m)

518 Sounds nice Gingy...I'm jealous.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:42 AM (qUNWi)

519 All Hail Eris, may Lord Humongous be in it to make it Star Trek: Mad Max in Space!!!!


Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:42 AM (UCmD0)

520 It's not nice to taunt a government drone.

Posted by: Bob, at NSA at July 30, 2016 12:40 AM (Z58Xa)


I'm a fossil, now. Just like Hillary's cooter, only I'm actually kinda cute.

Posted by: Olenellus at July 30, 2016 12:42 AM (f3Uae)

521 Well, I can assure Microsoftpenis I've no intellectual anything on my computer, so I should be good...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:43 AM (kP16F)

522 >>Hi Horde! I'm drunk on a porch in Ocean City. Two other couples are here with us. Having such a good time.


Not much beats 3 Pair.

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2016 12:43 AM (g6CBe)

523 Anna, I would watch the heck outta that movie. And so would Sulu.

Okay folks, time to fluff the pillows and hit the sack. Until the morrow!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 30, 2016 12:44 AM (jR7Wy)

524
Luggage locks are actually pretty easy to get into by touch. I can do it in about 30 seconds to a minute, and I'm a retard.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 30, 2016 12:45 AM (LuZz8)

525 Not much beats 3 Pair.
Posted by: garrett


They're standing six-abreast!

Posted by: Oedipus at July 30, 2016 12:46 AM (CXLVd)

526 God bless you lad....

I knew someone had to be a fan, now I can die happy.





Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2016 12:40 AM


LOL. It's just such a whacked out film in the "what were they smoking" sense, that I can't help but look for the good in the bad.... and it does have it's moments. Like Waterworld- Dennis Hopper. Also a fan of "Can't Stop The Music" and "Exorcist 2: The Heretic", but they're just so fucking terrible, they're awesome.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 12:46 AM (EWg9n)

527 Well, I can assure Microsoftpenis I've no intellectual anything on my computer, so I should be good...

Microsoft can have all my porn searches and youtube and shit.

I don't put anything intellectual on the internet and that's a fact.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:46 AM (qUNWi)

528 Spypeach, if you're still around....yeah, that night was one of the favorite nights of my life. Great time with great people.

Let's see, who went to the afterparty at the bar....me, you, your husband, AtC, Gingy, Weirddave, AtC, GGE, African Chick, Shillelagh....I feel like I'm forgetting someone and that sucks.

That was also the night I almost got into a fight with a bunch of pop collared brosephs over GGE's kilt.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2016 12:46 AM (89UPP)

529 Have you swallowed any 2" rubber balls whole on holiday yet, Gingy?

But don't worry; you're near NYC so you can get it repaired pretty easy, I understand.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:47 AM (LdMbv)

530 495
Hi Horde! I'm drunk on a porch in Ocean City. Two other couples are here with us. Having such a good time.



(OC Maryland)

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2016 12:38 AM (dyaak)


Explain to us the significance of the porch....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

531 As to the Submarine Service.

My late Dad was a submariner. Fleet boats, Guppy Class, the first Fast Attacks and finally onto the John Quincy Adams (Gold Crew), his last sea-berth.

Heart attack while ashore at Pearl Harbor put him ashore, till the Navy saw fit to retire him about four years later, from an instructor's billet on shore duty. Just under 24 years of active duty, in all.

He went through one of Rickover's earlier classes in Idaho Falls, ID, 'bout 61 or so, then on to Vallejo to become a Plank Owner with the Commissioning Crew of the USS Scamp.

I could put this in the book thread, but it's germane here and now.

"Silent Warriors", by Sontag. Somehow, a raging leftie wrote a damn good book, about the spying and snooping work done by the Submarine Service in the hard years of the Cold War.

Don't doubt for a minute either, that this stuff still isn't going on today, either.

And aside, not only are all of the hardships as described in the article and in this thread, true, but there's one other thing that blew apart more submariner's marriages than even the affairs and loneliness of the crews and their wives.

It's that the submariners were prohibited from discussing that which they'd done, even with their wives. ESPECIALLY with their wives.

They could bitch about standing port n' starboard watches, till the cows came home.

But not about being chased about the approaches to Vladivostok by a Soviet Cruiser or such. Nary a word.

I found the periscope photo of that cruiser, with the date, time, lat & long noted, along with circumstances of the events, hidden deep within other papers in my Dad's effects. Probably the only security breach of his career, but I can see why he kept it, too.

My late Mom and step mom, neither had ever mentioned that pic, and my step mom didn't recognize it or realize it's significance. Guess he left it in there for me to find, trusting that I'd figure it out. And, I did.

Whole bunch of us here in Teh Horde are blessed to have actual heroes in our family lines.

I know I was.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX





Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2016 12:47 AM (v5iqM)

532 Man. Marilyn Mosby just keeps digging.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:47 AM (Z58Xa)

533 However Killer whales lurve Waterworld.

But Killer whales aren't known for their intelligence.

Posted by: eleven
****

I'll have you know we also aren't allowed to use the "killer" part in our names unless we graduate from the sixth grade. Feel free to apologize.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:49 AM (hVdx9)

534 testing

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 30, 2016 12:50 AM (voOPb)

535 532 Man. Marilyn Mosby just keeps digging.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016

what did she do now Mike?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 30, 2016 12:51 AM (voOPb)

536
I'll have you know we also aren't allowed to use the "killer" part in our names unless we graduate from the sixth grade. Feel free to apologize.


I'll apologize to you when you apologize to Charlotte Rampling.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:51 AM (qUNWi)

537 *pulls the yellow and black striped handle between the knees*

Night all, Wally World has given me 40 hours this week. And I got writing to do.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:51 AM (UCmD0)

538 Earlier today, I was adding more sandbags, as it were, for Microsoftpenis's final assault on my Beloved Windowes VIII.I. I even put a blacklist of some things I'd found on my router here at the Ryoikibunker. I can't access the Windows Store any longer now, for example. I was rather hoping things would get simple again after today!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:51 AM (kP16F)

539 Oh.
Gingy's gone away.

Well, there's no reason for me to stay now.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2016 12:52 AM (LdMbv)

540 Just crossed most of IA on I-80 and while most of the big rigs have minimum legal running lights, one comes along every 300 trucks or so all lit up like a Christmas tree.

I always go WOW, out loud. Wonder what it costs to farkle-up your tractor and trailer like that?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at July 30, 2016 12:53 AM (Sbe2x)

541 Nite, Slap. I was out, writing a long comment.

Nite, Anna Puma. Hope you've got your E&E bag clipped to the 'chute's lanyard!

Me, I'm gonna sip a final bourbon before I slide down to slumber.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2016 12:54 AM (v5iqM)

542 I'll apologize to you when you apologize to Charlotte Rampling.

Posted by: eleven
***
She had it coming!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 12:55 AM (hVdx9)

543 'Nite to Eris, too!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2016 12:55 AM (v5iqM)

544 She had it coming!


But...she was semi-hot.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 12:56 AM (qUNWi)

545
Yeah, I've done that also. In my case the word is 'trilobular'. I remain poised for an opportunity to use it in some meaningful way.


Bicomponent Orlon(TM) acrylic fibers were known to have a trilobular cross section. Truly! (I started my career there.)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 30, 2016 12:57 AM (BK3ZS)

546 Man. Marilyn Mosby just keeps digging.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:47 AM (Z58Xa)


When all you have is a spade, . . . .

Posted by: RickZ at July 30, 2016 12:57 AM (jrQYc)

547 Well... I'm back, but have to go.

Although I lurks a lot, lately, I haven't had a lot of time for diving in and participating significantly. Sorta feels like watching the horde partying through a window, y'all be warm and clinking glasses inside, me shivering, standing barefoot in the snow outside. Uphill both ways.

Offline life has had its moments though.

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - in a thought-free zone at July 30, 2016 12:57 AM (3rpCw)

548 what did she do now Mike?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
----
Day old news.

Seems to be accusing police of deep-sixing her case.

http://tinyurl.com/jl38wyv

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:58 AM (Z58Xa)

549
When all you have is a spade, . . . .
Posted by: RickZ


And two magnificent sweater-puppies...

Posted by: Oedipus at July 30, 2016 12:58 AM (CXLVd)

550 Silk fibres have a trilobular structure!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:59 AM (kP16F)

551 She had it coming!


But...she was semi-hot.

Posted by: eleven
****

She got picked up by a helicopter. She'll get over the death of her "friends".
I mean, it isn't like she lost HER mate, now is it? Hmmmmm?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 01:00 AM (hVdx9)

552 Bicomponent Orlon(TM) acrylic fibers were known to have a trilobular cross section. Truly! (I started my career there.)

And I sit around all day wondering if trounds have to have a triangular (trochiodal) shape.

Posted by: Kindlot at July 30, 2016 01:01 AM (ry34m)

553 Didn't the sea panda in Orca die?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:02 AM (kP16F)

554 I remember reading in the late 90's/early 2000 that some university had crossed goats with the spider silk genes, that would give off spider milk.

I assume that didn't ....pan out.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 01:03 AM (8GNw0)

555 Ishtar is like Heaven's Gate, movies I never plan to lose hours of my life watching. If only I could get back the hours lost to the Star Wars prequels, The Postman, and the Species franchise...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 30, 2016 12:36 AM (UCmD0)


I remember that first Species movie as the one that I saw the day before some major surgery a long time ago. I finished off a 1 Lb. burger just before the midnight deadline to not eat anything before the surgery.

I spent the subsequent Summer on a crapload of Codiene and during which I wrote some epic poetry...

Posted by: The Poetic Hat at July 30, 2016 01:03 AM (vBeA5)

556 538
Earlier today, I was adding more sandbags, as it were, for
Microsoftpenis's final assault on my Beloved Windowes VIII.I. I even put
a blacklist of some things I'd found on my router here at the
Ryoikibunker. I can't access the Windows Store any longer now, for
example. I was rather hoping things would get simple again after today!


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 12:51 AM (kP16F)


Just go Linux and get it over with. Microsoft's been stealing from UNIX since MSDOS 2.0 [but not in a lawsuit way, because the slash leans the other direction....], and Steve Jobs' little foray into NeXT moved him permanently into UNIX-based OSs -- all the Mac OSs are more Linux than anything else.....including the notion of gated repositories.

I'm leaving Windows with Win7 (actually Win8 because I got hit with bait-and-switch and decided to just use the damned box because I had tax returns to file). I've got licenses I'll be running on virtual hardware and when they go out-of-support, the virtual hardware will go off the internet.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 01:04 AM (EzgxV)

557 Milking spiders... There's a job that must suck!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:04 AM (kP16F)

558 I remember that first Species movie as the one that I saw the day before some major surgery a long time ago. I finished off a 1 Lb. burger just before the midnight deadline to not eat anything before the surgery.

I spent the subsequent Summer on a crapload of Codiene and during which I wrote some epic poetry...

Posted by: The Poetic Hat
****

Well that explains while you talked like a fag and your shit was all retarded.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 01:06 AM (hVdx9)

559 Milking spiders... There's a job that must suck!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:04 AM (kP16F)


Not for me!

Posted by: Shelob at July 30, 2016 01:06 AM (vBeA5)

560 If something has a trilobular cross section, would that mean it is actually epitrochoidal?

Posted by: Kindlot at July 30, 2016 01:06 AM (ry34m)

561 Didn't the sea panda in Orca die?


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki
****
Sea panda? Oh you mutha f*cka...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 01:06 AM (hVdx9)

562 Well that explains while you talked like a fag and your shit was all retarded.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at July 30, 2016 01:06 AM (hVdx9)


Nasty Prisms Good Sir

Posted by: The Not-to-sober Hat at July 30, 2016 01:08 AM (vBeA5)

563 540
Just crossed most of IA on I-80 and while most of the big rigs have
minimum legal running lights, one comes along every 300 trucks or so all
lit up like a Christmas tree.



I always go WOW, out loud. Wonder what it costs to farkle-up your tractor and trailer like that?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at July 30, 2016 12:53 AM (Sbe2x)


If it keeps some drunken asshole from annihilating himself on your bumper some night, it'd be worth it -- wouldn't it? Or take the guy in the Tesla who was watching Harry Potter until his car drove him under a trailer. The trucker has loads to deliver, and stealth doesn't factor into it.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 01:09 AM (EzgxV)

564 545


Yeah, I've done that also. In my case the word is 'trilobular'. I
remain poised for an opportunity to use it in some meaningful way.



Bicomponent Orlon(TM) acrylic fibers were known to have a trilobular cross section. Truly! (I started my career there.)



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 30, 2016 12:57 AM (BK3ZS)


I figured anything that was trilobular had three lobes....whoopie-do.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

565 Mike Hammer, so pathetic yet so predictable that "Mighty Mo" would stump so many people today.


And it's not just the youngsters. As is fairly evident by what passes for thinking, and voting, among people up to and including my cohort, there's not much of a basis of history or understanding in American heads.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 30, 2016 01:13 AM (QDnY+)

566 You mentioned this last night, Cooth... Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Tails... How to choose, and more importantly - how do I do it and maintain it?! I successfully installed Ubuntu on an old desktop I rarely use - dual boot with XP, no less! It all seems beyond my abilities, my whole life's experience has been with Microsoft since MS-DOS!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:13 AM (kP16F)

567 564 I figured anything that was trilobular had three lobes....whoopie-do.

Close. Anything that is trilobular has three lobes: whoop, de, and do.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 30, 2016 01:14 AM (Oi5b2)

568 Tonight's wine is Chateau St Jean, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. $12

I feel so damn old when I drink wine that starts with a 2. I know the odds of finding a bottle from 1999 or earlier that has been stored properly for more than 17 years are increasingly improbable but one can still hope.

Posted by: NotMe at July 30, 2016 01:15 AM (EuQH7)

569 Milking spiders... There's a job that must suck!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:04 AM (kP16F)


Especially when they kick over the bucket, and they have eight legs to do it with.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 01:17 AM (f3Uae)

570 It was a dark night...a really dark night.

I mean the kind of night where you couldn't even see your own leg.

I'm saying this night was really fucking dark. I couldn't find my keys.

I couldn't find my glasses but it didn't matter.

I started the car and the lights came on and my glasses where on my face, but I didn't care.

I started the car after I got in the car but that doesn't matter now, she was gone.

Gone forever.

I had also found my keys before all this happened.

I missed that bitch. Like hell.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 01:17 AM (qUNWi)

571 Wait. Does one have to milk the goat or the spider? I may be confused here...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:18 AM (kP16F)

572 Oh and of course I failed to note a fairly prominent elected official whose ignorance ("deep mediocrity") was on spectacular display when he referred to the emperor negotiating with MacArthur on the Mo.


The last lines of the (unfinished) Kafka novel "The Trial" is "'Wie ein hund', sagte er. Es war, als sollte ihm die Scham uberleben wurde."


(Like a dog, he said. It was as if the shame would outlive him.)


The shame of (twice) electing such a preposterous figure to the country's highest office will surely outlive his calamitous tenure. I don't see it washing out in my lifetime.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 30, 2016 01:18 AM (QDnY+)

573 Species trailer
https://youtu.be/NKK1kkZ-QEQ

The part where she falls out of the cocoon is unforgettable.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 30, 2016 01:19 AM (VdICR)

574 I strongly advise against dual boot if you permit windoze update. Windoze has a nasty habit of screwing up any non windoze boot loaders present.

Windoze does not play well with others.

Posted by: NotMe at July 30, 2016 01:19 AM (EuQH7)

575 Wait. Does one have to milk the goat or the spider? I may be confused here...

Well technically, if the goat has 8 legs it is a spider & if the spider screams like a person, it is technically, a goat.

HTH.

Posted by: Adriane the Male Lingerie Critic ... at July 30, 2016 01:20 AM (AoK0a)

576 You mentioned this last night, Cooth... Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Tails... How to choose, and more importantly - how do I do it and maintain it?! I successfully installed Ubuntu on an old desktop I rarely use - dual boot with XP, no less! It all seems beyond my abilities, my whole life's experience has been with Microsoft since MS-DOS!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki


Humble interruption, but the short answer is that there is a learning curve to any flavor of Linux.

Mints the current flavor of the month, but there still are installation, driver, resolution things that stops the new user in their proverbial tracks.

There's a lot of websearching involved in getting any flavor to sit right with any given windows user.

It's not a smooth learning curve. But it's not an impossible one either.

The reward may seem slim, but being free of those OS strings is a reward that has to be balanced against future problems, i guess.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 01:20 AM (8GNw0)

577 I got a military drivers license when I was in basic training.You know when they take you to the DMV just to waste a day? Well I passed all the tests and they gave me a license. I pulled driver duty twice and was given a day off in Basic. Then they forced me to drive the chow to the troops every day, and said that I should sleep in my bunk in the barracks so I could be fresh in the morning. Bacon.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 30, 2016 01:22 AM (6Ll1u)

578 I think the local liquor store has an anti-French bias, when they first opened and I asked where the Bordeaux was they didn't know what the fuck I was talking about.

Posted by: NotMe at July 30, 2016 01:26 AM (EuQH7)

579 Mints the current flavor of the month, but there still are installation, driver, resolution things that stops the new user in their proverbial tracks.

There's a lot of websearching involved in getting any flavor to sit right with any given windows user.

It's not a smooth learning curve. But it's not an impossible one either.

The reward may seem slim, but being free of those OS strings is a reward that has to be balanced against future problems, i guess.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 01:20 AM (8GNw0)


I installed Mint last year, and seriously, the only was me, over-thinking it. I had bought a $39 HP printer at Wally World, and went searching on the Web for a Linux driver to run it. Much grief was had. Silly me. The required driver was native to the Mint install, and ran perfectly. Totally plug and play. I have never had a Windows install go any smoother, and none faster than that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 01:28 AM (f3Uae)

580 You mentioned this last night, Cooth... Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Tails... How to choose, and more importantly - how do I do it and maintain it?! I successfully installed Ubuntu on an old desktop I rarely use - dual boot with XP, no less! It all seems beyond my abilities, my whole life's experience has been with Microsoft since MS-DOS!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:13 AM (kP16F)


There are lots of good Linux distributions out there but the most popular is Linux Mint. It's easy to install, recognizes your hardware, and is easy to operate and maintain. If you're coming from Windows, you won't have any problem figuring out how to use it.

If you have a have a computer that's less than 5 years old, get the Cinnamon version.

I run Mint 18 on one box and Windows 10 on another. I use them both equally.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at July 30, 2016 01:29 AM (nvMvs)

581 I think the local liquor store has an anti-French bias, when they first opened and I asked where the Bordeaux was they didn't know what the fuck I was talking about.

Posted by: NotMe at July 30, 2016 01:26 AM (EuQH7)


Burdocks? Aisle 9, third shelf.

Posted by: Mohammed's Liquor barn at July 30, 2016 01:30 AM (f3Uae)

582 i"m still running Windows XP. works for me. Windows 7 sux.

Posted by: vivi at July 30, 2016 01:31 AM (11H2y)

583 I also have a Windows tablet that I experiment with. I think I discovered on GoOgle that there's no Linux distro with touch support, so there's that...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:33 AM (kP16F)

584 wow. look at the time. I spent too much time on Facebook, battling the Hive Mind. I put up a link of all the new taxes HillBeast is proposing, and someone who hasn't commented on my page for a year suddenly came to life. Guess I hit a nerve. What a tool.

Posted by: vivi at July 30, 2016 01:34 AM (11H2y)

585 Night, all!

Posted by: vivi at July 30, 2016 01:34 AM (11H2y)

586 Posted by: vivi at July 30, 2016 01:31 AM (11H2y)

*high five*

Got fed up with 7 a while back and all machines here are running some flavor of Linux now. Got Ubuntu on one machine cause I think, possibly incorrectly, that Ubuntu is required to run the Ubuntu Touch SDK.

Love the Ubuntu phone BTW. Android peaked at 4.3 and has gone to shit since then.

Posted by: NotMe at July 30, 2016 01:35 AM (EuQH7)

587 I also have a Windows tablet that I experiment with. I think I discovered on GoOgle that there's no Linux distro with touch support, so there's that...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki


Ubuntu does have touch for specific models of tablets. The WinX ones may be locked down more than others.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 01:36 AM (8GNw0)

588 OT, venting:

So, I have this crappy part time job. It's horrible, and I should have quit two years ago.

Well, tonight was one of those unpleasant, "why am I here working with these idiots" nights. My workplace favors people who are stupider than the managers, all but one of which are as dumb as a post.

If you're smart, they not only make you work a lot harder than the stupid people, they yell at you every chance they get.

It's getting really old, and since I've been dealing with some sciatic issues for 10 weeks, everything is getting on my nerves.

sigh.

I need an upgraded life.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at July 30, 2016 01:36 AM (tvyXw)

589 566
You mentioned this last night, Cooth... Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Tails...
How to choose, and more importantly - how do I do it and maintain it?! I
successfully installed Ubuntu on an old desktop I rarely use - dual
boot with XP, no less! It all seems beyond my abilities, my whole life's
experience has been with Microsoft since MS-DOS!


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:13 AM (kP16F)


The first part of choosing is understanding how they all fit together. Linux was originally UNIX (owned by AT+T at the time) recoded by Linus Torvalds to owe nothing to nobody. Based on the Linux kernel, there are a wide variety of "distros" that include a kernel and application suites.

At distrowatch (a nice resource), there is a file that shows the Linux family tree -- https://distrowatch.com /dwres.php?resource=family-tree .

Using this, you can find that Mint is an offshoot of Ubuntu, and Ubuntu is an offshoot of Debian. Tails is an oddball offshoot of Debian designed to be difficult to trace. Mint is also the #1 most popular distro at distrowatch and is described as "... an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a
more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins,
media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It
also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration
tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is
compatible with Ubuntu software repositories."
There is a thriving user community to help you maintain it -- but I'd start by installing "gufw" and locking that down [before you open a browser] -- then installing ad-block, noscript, privacy badger, and https everywhere before you browse a website.
At that point, you are probably more secure than the average Windows user.
As an anecdote about that "more complete out-of-the-box experience" -- I shut down all the computers on our network, including the fiancees', when I discovered my problems. About two weeks later, I put her on Linux Mint and said, "use this while I sort things out." That was in June of 2015 -- she's complained more about the irrigation system since.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

590 G'nite vivi.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 01:37 AM (qUNWi)

591 I still use XP, but have run into problems with the new PC. Apparently all support for Direct X on XP has been withdrawn, including the necessary driver jobbies and whatnot. The only versions available exclude XP. While everything worked fine on the old box, which had the stuff installed years ago, I can't get direct x for the new one using XP.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 01:38 AM (EWg9n)

592 "Mohammed's Liquor Barn" - Good one, AOP!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:39 AM (kP16F)

593 otho....XP is ancient.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 01:41 AM (qUNWi)

594 oy.

Well. I am on rodent duty.

Off to feed the guinnea pigs.

Take care all.

Posted by: Adriane the Male Lingerie Critic ... at July 30, 2016 01:47 AM (AoK0a)

595 580
You mentioned this last night, Cooth... Debian, Ubuntu, Mint,
Tails... How to choose, and more importantly - how do I do it and
maintain it?! I successfully installed Ubuntu on an old desktop I rarely
use - dual boot with XP, no less! It all seems beyond my abilities, my
whole life's experience has been with Microsoft since MS-DOS!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:13 AM (kP16F)



There are lots of good Linux distributions out there but the most
popular is Linux Mint. It's easy to install, recognizes your hardware,
and is easy to operate and maintain. If you're coming from Windows, you
won't have any problem figuring out how to use it.



If you have a have a computer that's less than 5 years old, get the Cinnamon version.



I run Mint 18 on one box and Windows 10 on another. I use them both equally.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT Hobbit at July 30, 2016 01:29 AM (nvMvs)



Yeah, Mint 17 was so good, and Win8 was so jarring, that Mint is totally prepared to eat Microsoft's lunch.





As a side note, Clem personally answered a question I had (regarding https for apt-get). What's more, he gave me one answer "we don't need it" and responded to my follow-up question by openly demonstrating why he was confident they didn't need it (since then, several distros appear to have needed it). They deserve to be as popular as they are.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

596 otho....XP is ancient.




Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 01:41 AM


Yeah, I know. But it cost zilch to install XP whereas 7 cost big bikkies. I balk at forking out $$$ for an OS I don't really want anyway. I got a friend with some tech savvy that has an unused 7 that I can put on another HD, but it will take time to happen. Apparently the direct x that's included in the EA games I have don't wanna work on the new hardware(?) and the new ones exclude XP. We've tried to figure out a solution, but so far... stumped.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 01:48 AM (EWg9n)

597 Nite, Adriane.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 30, 2016 01:49 AM (EB1oa)

598 587
I also have a Windows tablet that I experiment with. I think I
discovered on GoOgle that there's no Linux distro with touch support, so
there's that...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki

Ubuntu does have touch for specific models of tablets. The WinX ones may be locked down more than others.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 01:36 AM (8GNw0)


Ubuntu paid for a UEFI code so that they could install on motherboards that insist on UEFI. Just sayin'.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

599 555 About time we learned the crunchy figs origination story

Posted by: MAx at July 30, 2016 01:50 AM (0uuiT)

600 Night, A.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 01:50 AM (EWg9n)

601 Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD

Having reached retirement and with a work history that involved getting laid off far more often that quitting, the one thing I would change given the chance to do it all over again would be to quit one or two of the really lousy jobs I had.

Some jobs fall into the category of not getting paid but not having to work there is an overall improvement in life.

Posted by: NotMe at July 30, 2016 01:50 AM (EuQH7)

602 otho....XP is ancient.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 01:41 AM (qUNWi)


But it still works fine! I have XP on another hard drive in this machine, and it would still be my everyday OS, except that work demanded I upgrade to Win7 to run their new logging software. So I now run Win7. No biggie. But I kept the old HD with XP, just in case. So, last couple-three wells, they asked me to run the old XP version of the logging software, because it supports Chromatograph tracks, which they never got around to adding to the Win7 version, and their programmer got laid off. So, I was able to do it. Biggest issue is keeping e-mails current in Win7 version of Thunderbird, when I run XP for a week or so. Work-around is to forward all received e-mails to myself prior to shutting down XP (at least those of lasting interest).

Posted by: Mohammed's Liquor barn at July 30, 2016 01:52 AM (f3Uae)

603 You make a convincing case, Cooth - I may do it yet... I've set up the Spawn's LeapPads, iPods, Chromebooks, etc. and now more recently, their iPhones! I'm sure I could do it, were it not for my Windows nostalgia...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:53 AM (kP16F)

604 Off, obsequious sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 01:55 AM (f3Uae)

605 So, I have this crappy part time job. It's horrible, and I should have quit two years ago.

Well, tonight was one of those unpleasant, "why am I here working with these idiots" nights. My workplace favors people who are stupider than the managers, all but one of which are as dumb as a post.

If you're smart, they not only make you work a lot harder than the stupid people, they yell at you every chance they get.

It's getting really old, and since I've been dealing with some sciatic issues for 10 weeks, everything is getting on my nerves.

sigh.

I need an upgraded life.
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at July 30, 2016 01:36 AM (tvyXw)


Show you are beyond the stupid people, but show that you can use them, and thus be worthy of someone better.

Go from useful Serf to benevolent Kulak...

Posted by: The Neo-Feudal Hat at July 30, 2016 01:55 AM (vBeA5)

606 Drunk on a porch overlookin a beach (not me, cause my pond doesn't have a beach).., Heroes (Real Ones) in our families, a shoot on sight order for those blindin everyone I CAN SEE HA HA, YOU CAN'T, blue headlight ownin fucktards and some techno speak that only the Nerds oh Plenty can decipher..( which is AWESOME btw, cause without y'all there's no Endorian Extravaganza, so PLUS 1)....

Another normal ONT. Glad the Horde's doin well.

Thanks for the insightful links CDR M....
Must Promote as always.

Mornin y'all....Evenin left town almost 2hrs ago......

Posted by: Hillbillyking at July 30, 2016 01:56 AM (a+Olp)

607 591
I still use XP, but have run into problems with the new PC. Apparently
all support for Direct X on XP has been withdrawn, including the
necessary driver jobbies and whatnot. The only versions available
exclude XP. While everything worked fine on the old box, which had the
stuff installed years ago, I can't get direct x for the new one using
XP.


Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 01:38 AM (EWg9n)


XP should not be used for general web browsing, as the list of insecurities keeps lengthening but the list of fixes is done. It can be used for web connections to known sites, with caution. It might also be used in virtual machines. I happen to have family connections that tell me that the State of Oregon has extended-support XP licenses active today -- it's a laudable OS that advanced the state-of-the-art at Microsoft.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 01:56 AM (EzgxV)

608 So I have to drive to Alberta to get a bottle of Burdocks?

Posted by: NotMe at July 30, 2016 01:57 AM (EuQH7)

609 501 Killer whales HATE Ishtar...

This is a known fact.

Posted by: eleven
****

10 out of 10 surveyed no less. They went thru 15 pollsters to get that info. May they rest in peace.


And dolphin poop.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 30, 2016 01:57 AM (brIR5)

610 But it still works fine! I have XP on another hard
drive in this machine, and it would still be my everyday OS, except that
work demanded I upgrade to Win7 to run their new logging software. So I
now run Win7. No biggie. But I kept the old HD with XP, just in case.
So, last couple-three wells, they asked me to run the old XP version of
the logging software, because it supports Chromatograph tracks, which
they never got around to adding to the Win7 version, and their
programmer got laid off. So, I was able to do it. Biggest issue is
keeping e-mails current in Win7 version of Thunderbird, when I run XP
for a week or so. Work-around is to forward all received e-mails to
myself prior to shutting down XP (at least those of lasting interest).




Posted by: Mohammed's Liquor barn at July 30, 2016 01:52 AM


Yep. I still more than happy with XP. But having shit pulled that I need to run certain stuff is pissing me off. We can't be certain that is the problem, as there's a lack of info regarding what's failing showing up on loading crash to desktop, but, it appears to be a direct x non compatibility issue. Microsoft and EA have pulled drivers for XP.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:00 AM (EWg9n)

611 Those older versions of windows really aren't as secure, so getting Mint or whatever would be the smart choice.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 30, 2016 02:01 AM (VdICR)

612 My wife's employer (a large multi-national corporation!) still uses XP... They've been working on their upgrade to 7 for a couple of years now...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 02:01 AM (kP16F)

613 XP should not be used for general web browsing, as
the list of insecurities keeps lengthening but the list of fixes is
done. It can be used for web connections to known sites, with caution.
It might also be used in virtual machines. I happen to have family
connections that tell me that the State of Oregon has extended-support
XP licenses active today -- it's a laudable OS that advanced the
state-of-the-art at Microsoft.





Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 01:56 AM

A major reason for sticking with XP, as opposed to buying 7, was reluctance to fork out $$$ for an OS that I didn't really want and which might turn around the next day and shove Win 10 on me, instead... which I most definitely do not want. Win 7 I might cope with... but Win 10, fuck off. This was something that Microsoft decided for me. Yeah, I know about the no-10 thingy download... now. I didn't at the time. Fuck you Microsoft.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:06 AM (EWg9n)

614 Those older versions of windows really aren't as secure, so getting Mint or whatever would be the smart choice.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 30, 2016 02:01 AM (VdICR)


Well, it goes without saying that I don't use Internet Explorer, and I do use Pale Moon or Firefox with Adblock and NoScript. So the biggest security hole is patched right there.


I'd like to see Microsoft release XP source code to the open-source community. Heck, I'd even support them getting a tax write-off for it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 02:07 AM (f3Uae)

615 603
You make a convincing case, Cooth - I may do it yet... I've set up the
Spawn's LeapPads, iPods, Chromebooks, etc. and now more recently, their
iPhones! I'm sure I could do it, were it not for my Windows nostalgia...


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 01:53 AM (kP16F)




Microsoft is in a box. They have to maintain a proprietary OS to keep "special hooks" in it; they have to sell-out the privacy and data of their OS customers to keep the OS price low; they have to keep their OS price low to keep their installed base high; they have to keep their installed base high for people to demand their crappy software; they have to have their crappy software use "special hooks" in the OS to have nice features....




There is nothing you can do in Word that you can't do in Libre Office....it's just in a different place; there's nothing you can do in Excel that you can't do in Libre Calc....it's just in a different place; there's nothing you can do in Adobe Photoshop that you can't do in GIMP.....it's just in a different place. Software's on the verge of an implosion.




And people who took the leap and already know the new tools will barely notice.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:07 AM (EzgxV)

616 A major reason for sticking with XP, as opposed to buying 7, was reluctance to fork out $$$ for an OS that I didn't really want and which might turn around the next day and shove Win 10 on me, instead... which I most definitely do not want. Win 7 I might cope with... but Win 10, fuck off. This was something that Microsoft decided for me. Yeah, I know about the no-10 thingy download... now. I didn't at the time. Fuck you Microsoft.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:06 AM (EWg9n)


Win7 works just fine, and might be incrementally better than XP for stuff that I want to do, but the gap between XP and 7 is tiny, compared to that between 98SE and XP. And I was quite happy with 98SE.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 02:10 AM (f3Uae)

617 611
Those older versions of windows really aren't as secure, so getting Mint or whatever would be the smart choice.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 30, 2016 02:01 AM (VdICR)


There is a database of vulnerabilities -- see https://nvd.nist.gov/ -- but let me cut to the chase. If a vulnerability is found, it may be held secret until the system owner has a patch for currently supported systems. The vulnerability and the patch are then released simultaneously.

In other words, someone of evil intent gets full disclosure of the problem, can work on an attack based on it, then can start attacking (a) current systems that have not yet been upgraded, and (b) unsupported systems that will not be upgraded.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:16 AM (EzgxV)

618 Win7 works just fine, and might be incrementally better than XP for stuff that I want to do, but the gap between XP and 7 is tiny, compared to that between 98SE and XP. And I was quite happy with 98SE.




Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 02:10 AM



Yeah, I was cool with 95 and 98. Was baffled by XP a bit when I got it a decade ago, or so. But, it worked out fine.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:19 AM (EWg9n)

619 613
XP should not be used for general web browsing, as

the list of insecurities keeps lengthening but the list of fixes is

done. It can be used for web connections to known sites, with caution.

It might also be used in virtual machines. I happen to have family

connections that tell me that the State of Oregon has extended-support

XP licenses active today -- it's a laudable OS that advanced the

state-of-the-art at Microsoft.







Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 01:56 AM

A
major reason for sticking with XP, as opposed to buying 7, was
reluctance to fork out $$$ for an OS that I didn't really want and which
might turn around the next day and shove Win 10 on me, instead... which
I most definitely do not want. Win 7 I might cope with... but Win 10,
fuck off. This was something that Microsoft decided for me. Yeah, I know
about the no-10 thingy download... now. I didn't at the time. Fuck you
Microsoft.


Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:06 AM (EWg9n)


Linux is free -- Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, BSD, Arch.....likely to stay free.

Really, Mint is at least as good as XP.....if 7,8, and 10 didn't thrill you, try Mint and avoid the Microsoft escalator.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:20 AM (EzgxV)

620 Linux is free -- Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, BSD, Arch.....likely to stay free.

Really, Mint is at least as good as XP.....if 7,8, and 10 didn't thrill you, try Mint and avoid the Microsoft escalator.





Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:20 AM


I couldn't cope with any of that stuff. I'm still using Win 95 logic and I'm not good at that....

computer: "to continue, press any key"

me: "which one's the *any* key"

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:24 AM (EWg9n)

621
Sticky retard biscuit wanker!

Yeah, you heard me...

http://foulomatic.hnldesign.nl/

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 30, 2016 02:26 AM (iQIUe)

622 617
611

Those older versions of windows really aren't as secure, so getting Mint or whatever would be the smart choice.



Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 30, 2016 02:01 AM (VdICR)


There
is a database of vulnerabilities -- see https://nvd.nist.gov/ -- but
let me cut to the chase. If a vulnerability is found, it may be held
secret until the system owner has a patch for currently supported
systems. The vulnerability and the patch are then released
simultaneously.

In other words, someone of evil intent gets full
disclosure of the problem, can work on an attack based on it, then can
start attacking (a) current systems that have not yet been upgraded, and
(b) unsupported systems that will not be upgraded.


Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:16 AM (EzgxV)


Shorter story: every time Microsoft cries, "Win7 is SAFE, Win7 is SAFE, we know about XXX and have fixed it" -- they also shout "go fuck the XP guys with XXX".

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:30 AM (EzgxV)

623 Two of the jets I worked on while in the USAF are in that photo.

Posted by: holygoat at July 30, 2016 02:32 AM (DbBV5)

624 Hell, I'm still struggling with the concept of Windows 1. I used to be able to type exactly what I wanted mr. computer to do.

*computer, make me some coffee* and what not. With Windows, I had to find shit, hidden in drawers that were themselves hidden. I kinda miss the old ram line PC.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:32 AM (EWg9n)

625 there's nothing you can do in Adobe Photoshop that you can't do in GIMP.....it's just in a different place.

Posted by: cthulhu



Woah, let's not get too evangelical there. GIMP and Ps are not the same.
The average user will rarely need any of the advanced, professional features on Ps that GIMP doesn't have, but no, let's not exaggerate. They aren't equivalents.



Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 02:32 AM (8GNw0)

626 Shorter story: every time Microsoft cries, "Win7 is
SAFE, Win7 is SAFE, we know about XXX and have fixed it" -- they also
shout "go fuck the XP guys with XXX".




Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:30 AM

LOL.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:33 AM (EWg9n)

627 625
there's nothing you can do in Adobe Photoshop that you can't do in GIMP.....it's just in a different place.

Posted by: cthulhu


Woah, let's not get too evangelical there. GIMP and Ps are not the same.
The
average user will rarely need any of the advanced, professional
features on Ps that GIMP doesn't have, but no, let's not exaggerate.
They aren't equivalents.





Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 02:32 AM (8GNw0)


Name one function in Photoshop you can't do in GIMP.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

628 Wow, just went to cnn to read the headlines, are you kidding me, the fix really is in, a joke and it's not funny. What a shit sandwich

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 02:34 AM (9plvG)

629 @621, Bruce

Dandy Arse Lord Felcher...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 02:35 AM (kP16F)

630 Name one function in Photoshop you can't do in GIMP.

Posted by: cthulhu


Native CYMK file.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 02:35 AM (8GNw0)

631 626
Shorter story: every time Microsoft cries, "Win7 is

SAFE, Win7 is SAFE, we know about XXX and have fixed it" -- they also

shout "go fuck the XP guys with XXX".






Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:30 AM

LOL.


Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:33 AM (EWg9n)


Tell me it isn't true.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:36 AM (EzgxV)

632 Tell me it isn't true.




Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:36 AM


It's funny coz it's true!

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:38 AM (EWg9n)

633 630
Name one function in Photoshop you can't do in GIMP.

Posted by: cthulhu

Native CYMK file.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 02:35 AM (8GNw0)


You can translate in and out, who gives a F*** about "native"?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

634 The is the most incisive and yet most outrageously taboo rant against gun control I've ever seen on YouTube. A black guy not only mails it, he nails it hard and often.

This is one brave dude for making this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L67v1E_Ax0

It's called "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children" but it's all about gun control. His thesis: It's not guns who kills people; it's not even other random people who kill people; it's his fellow blacks who are doing the killing (especially in Chicago, which is where he seems to be from), and he's sick to death of white liberals making excuses for the bad guys and thereby facilitating more misbehavior.

Warning: Frequent use of the "n-word," but since the guy is himself black, society deems that OK, so don't be afraid. Seven minutes of insane righteousness.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 02:40 AM (jBuUi)

635 You can translate in and out, who gives a F*** about "native"?

Posted by: cthulhu


If you want your covers printed within spec?

This obscure company called Amazon and every legacy publishing house.

You cannot send them an .xcf when they request color separation. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 02:40 AM (8GNw0)

636 Shorter story: every time Microsoft cries, "Win7 is SAFE, Win7 is SAFE, we know about XXX and have fixed it" -- they also shout "go fuck the XP guys with XXX".

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:30 AM (EzgxV)


Except, after a while, the malware-mongers are going to give up on the older OS's because the new ones have a greater installed base. Who cares if Win 3.11 has vulnerabilities, because next to nobody still runs it?


And those of us who do run outdated systems probably aren't seen as much of a resource, because we are old farts who don't interact with many of the Web-based vectors of infection, like Facebook.


AFAIK, I have never had a real virus. but I have had some "false positives". Never had my machine shut down by a virus. Never had any identity theft.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 02:41 AM (f3Uae)

637 So all these conservatives would rather have Hillary, ok well count me the fuck out

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 02:41 AM (9plvG)

638 Wow, just went to cnn to read the headlines, are you kidding me, the fix really is in, a joke and it's not funny. What a shit sandwich

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 02:34 AM (9plvG)


Oh, I know.

I could say so much about S. Nevada politically...

Voting for Heck to crush Cotez Mastos is important... for future elections and their permutations.

Also, Tarkanian is better, though as worst it'll be a replay for '10.

Heck, why not run yourself for Condensible... there are those who'd support you...

Posted by: The Southern Nevada Hat at July 30, 2016 02:41 AM (vBeA5)

639 You can translate in and out, who gives a F*** about "native"?

Most of us don't even know what you mean by that.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 02:42 AM (qUNWi)

640 Heck was the deciding vote on a gun control vote

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 02:42 AM (9plvG)

641 Name one function in Photoshop you can't do in GIMP.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)


I've used both for more than a decade.

I still prefer Photoshop, but then CS2 is (or at least was) free for download...

Posted by: The Shopped Hat at July 30, 2016 02:44 AM (vBeA5)

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 02:44 AM (kP16F)

643 Except, after a while, the malware-mongers are going
to give up on the older OS's because the new ones have a greater
installed base. Who cares if Win 3.11 has vulnerabilities, because next
to nobody still runs it?





And those of us who do run outdated systems probably aren't seen as
much of a resource, because we are old farts


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 02:41 AM



*shakes fist at cloud*

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 02:45 AM (EWg9n)

644 Sodding llama zombie sphincter worm! I've posted another blank!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 02:48 AM (kP16F)

645 Sodding llama zombie sphincter worm! I've posted another blank!

I will follow you through the gates of Hell!

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 02:50 AM (qUNWi)

646 Heck was the deciding vote on a gun control vote

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 02:42 AM (9plvG)


Which one?

Cotez Mastos was supposedly bound by the Nevada Constitution, yet fought against it to implement SSM.

She must be defeated.

Trust an expert, take it from one who knows...

Posted by: The Expert Hat at July 30, 2016 02:50 AM (vBeA5)

647 I'm tapping the Foul-O-Matic 'Another' button like a cocaine-addicted lab monkey!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 02:50 AM (kP16F)

648 Jerry Doyle died, sad to see him go,lived in Vegas and was a radio guy, and he and I agreed on quite a bit. Dead at 60.
yet soros is one thousand years old, alas

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 02:51 AM (9plvG)

649 Thanks for the advice re: my crappy job rant.

The biggest problem is that I'm now transitioning to a 100% freelance life, and the part time crappy job is something that helps with my 1099's.

The other problem is that I love, love, love my freelance job, but it's not where it needs to be yet from a financial standpoint. Which is the reason I haven't told crappy job to go to h*ll yet.

The crappy job is physically demanding, and I'm just really tired of all of it. Today was one of my "I have to quit" nights. Not good.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at July 30, 2016 02:51 AM (tvyXw)

650 Jerry Doyle died, sad to see him go,lived in Vegas and was a radio guy, and he and I agreed on quite a bit. Dead at 60.
yet soros is one thousand years old, alas

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 02:51 AM (9plvG)


We were on the ballot together, in places.

R.I.P.

Posted by: The Memorial Hat at July 30, 2016 02:52 AM (vBeA5)

651 It's called "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children" but it's all about gun control. His thesis: It's not guns who kills people; it's not even other random people who kill people; it's his fellow blacks who are doing the killing (especially in Chicago, which is where he seems to be from), and he's sick to death of white liberals making excuses for the bad guys and thereby facilitating more misbehavior.

Warning: Frequent use of the "n-word," but since the guy is himself black, society deems that OK, so don't be afraid. Seven minutes of insane righteousness.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 02:40 AM (jBuUi)


That was amazing, zombie. Well-spoken guy. I liked the under-stated background music, too. Donald Trump should pick up on this.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2016 02:52 AM (f3Uae)

652 Evening all. Went to bed early tonight to try to get on a new schedule. Did not quite make the full sleep time. Oh, well, have a few days.

How is everyone doing?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 30, 2016 02:53 AM (3ZoRf)

653 Oh, and thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 30, 2016 02:54 AM (3ZoRf)

654 Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 02:40 AM (jBuUi)

Pretty sure that is Tommy Sotomayor. He had another youtube channel before. The man talks a whole lot of sense.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 30, 2016 02:55 AM (WVsWD)

655 Oh, and thanks for the ONT.


Yes.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 02:56 AM (qUNWi)

656 635
You can translate in and out, who gives a F*** about "native"?

Posted by: cthulhu

If you want your covers printed within spec?

This obscure company called Amazon and every legacy publishing house.

You cannot send them an .xcf when they request color separation. Ask me how I know.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 02:40 AM (8GNw0)


https://www.gimp.org/docs/userfaq.html #i-do-a-lot-of-desktop-publishing -related-work-will-you- ever-support-cmyk

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:57 AM (EzgxV)

657 Name one function in Photoshop you can't do in GIMP.
Posted by: cthulhu


I don't know anything about GIMP, but can it do these functions:

-- Adjust the extent of the feathering of the clone-stamp tool's "fuzzy brush"?

-- Customize the tonality range for what colors/hues are selected by the "Magic Wand" tool?

-- Rotate the image by any amount up to a 1/100th of a degree of precision?

-- Convert any image into a "stained glass window" effect with adjustable parameters?

-- Exchange files natively with Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat?

-- Have 3D editable/transformable layers on top of 2D layers?

I could go on and on. And I'm not really a Photoshop maven -- I just use it for work for a few specific tasks. But from just that fleeting familiarity I can see all sorts of insanely sophisticated capabilities that Photoshop has. Maybe GIMP has them too -- I wouldn't know. But I'd be surprised if it did. Many of them are patented by Adobe, so the GIMP makers would have to re-invent each breakthrough from scratch.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 02:59 AM (jBuUi)

658 657
Name one function in Photoshop you can't do in GIMP.

Posted by: cthulhu



I don't know anything about GIMP, but can it do these functions:



-- Adjust the extent of the feathering of the clone-stamp tool's "fuzzy brush"?



-- Customize the tonality range for what colors/hues are selected by the "Magic Wand" tool?



-- Rotate the image by any amount up to a 1/100th of a degree of precision?



-- Convert any image into a "stained glass window" effect with adjustable parameters?



-- Exchange files natively with Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat?



-- Have 3D editable/transformable layers on top of 2D layers?



I could go on and on. And I'm not really a Photoshop maven -- I just
use it for work for a few specific tasks. But from just that fleeting
familiarity I can see all sorts of insanely sophisticated capabilities
that Photoshop has. Maybe GIMP has them too -- I wouldn't know. But I'd
be surprised if it did. Many of them are patented by Adobe, so the GIMP
makers would have to re-invent each breakthrough from scratch.





Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 02:59 AM (jBuUi)


Send 'em to GIMPers and challenge them. Six months later, they'll be gone.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 03:02 AM (EzgxV)

659 Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:57 AM

"Better support for CMYK has been on our roadmap for a long time.
...
At the same time, CMYK is required only by a small subset
of our user base. "


I'm not sure what your point is at this point; the only way you will ever get a 'red white and blue' flag on your book at Amazon and other publishers is to provide them with a CMYK file.

GIMP cannot do that.

GIMP and Ps aren't not equivalent programs. Period.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 03:05 AM (8GNw0)

660 The Foul-O-Matic has corrupted my very soul. I doubt I shall ever recover!
Best to quit whilst I'm ahead...

Oyasumi nasai, mina-san!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 03:05 AM (kP16F)

661 Heller & heck can kiss my big fat ass. Next election I vote for only one, and yeah, it's Trump. No down ticket voting for me, sorry, over IT

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 03:05 AM (9plvG)

662 I put Linux Mint on an old laptop and let my 11 y/o run it. No complaints once he figured out WINE. I run Puppy on an even older laptop, boots from the thumb drive, to learn my way around. There is a learning curve but it's not that steep and booting from the thumb drive, you don't have to get rid of the old o/s until you're comfortable doing so. My $0.02.

Posted by: Wolfish Grin at July 30, 2016 03:07 AM (qPJBi)

663 659
Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 02:57 AM

"Better support for CMYK has been on our roadmap for a long time.
...
At the same time, CMYK is required only by a small subset

of our user base. "

I'm not sure what your point is at
this point; the only way you will ever get a 'red white and blue' flag
on your book at Amazon and other publishers is to provide them with a
CMYK file.

GIMP cannot do that.

GIMP and Ps aren't not equivalent programs. Period.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 03:05 AM (8GNw0)


I never said they were equivalent -- I said you can get from A to B either way. I'm not an expert in either, so I'm looking for "helpmes" along the way.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 03:11 AM (EzgxV)

664 Wait....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 03:12 AM (EzgxV)

665 What?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 03:13 AM (EzgxV)

666 And?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 03:13 AM (EzgxV)

667 318
Dickens certainly experienced some bad winters in his childhood; 1816, when he was four, was called "the year without a summer" due to the eruption of Mount Tambora, and London ponds were icing over by September. The winters of 1819 and 1822 were severe, and in 1829 sections of the Thames were choked with ice after a hard freeze.

(I got Tambora confused with Krakatoa---apparently so did the Guardian in the brief article the above is taken from---but, you know, I looked for the real answer instead of just relying on my memory!)

Addendum: Actually, I'm finding some interesting stuff like the following too that's about a 1715 frost fair so I'm going to keep on looking.

A factor in all this was the old London Bridge, whose 19 narrow arches and their breakwaters slowed the stream down. The new bridge, which opened in 1831, had only five arches and helped bring the freezing of the Thames to an end. The last frost fair was in 1814.
Posted by: andycanuck at July 29, 2016 11:43 PM (LdMbv)



Another legendary winter in Europe was 1709.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Frost_of_1709


I learned about it from an Al Stewart song, entitled, oddly enough, "The Coldest Winter in Memory".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM0zvTL7Adc

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2016 03:14 AM (sdi6R)

668 AAAAAaaaand the tentacles have it!

Posted by: RickZ at July 30, 2016 03:15 AM (jrQYc)

669 At this point a discussion of whether Turnip is a conservative interests me more ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 03:15 AM (8GNw0)

670 This Reddit thread has people describing LOTS of features which Photoshop has that GIMP does not:

https://www.reddit.com/r/software/comments/18n30z/what_are_the_differences_between_gimp_and/


This article also notes that there is no real comparison between Photoshop and GIMP, because Photoshop has all sorts of capabilities way out of GIMP's league -- Even though the author himself is a GIMP fan, he concludes, "In terms of features, Photoshop clearly has way more features than GIMP.":

http://designinstruct.com/opinion/photoshop-alternative-gimp/


Another brief summary of Photoshop's vast array of features that Gimp doesn't have:

http://tricky-photoshop.com/brief-comparison-photoshop-gimp/


There are hundreds of such articles online listing the differences, if you search.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 03:15 AM (jBuUi)

671 Someone decided to loosen the belt of the blog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 30, 2016 03:16 AM (3ZoRf)

672 666
And?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 03:13 AM (EzgxV)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3svW8PM_jc

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 03:17 AM (EzgxV)

673 Night all you beautiful people, mwaaaaassa

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 03:17 AM (9plvG)

674 Nite,lousagirl.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 30, 2016 03:18 AM (EB1oa)

675 I put Linux Mint on an old laptop and let my 11 y/o
run it. No complaints once he figured out WINE.


Posted by: Wolfish Grin at July 30, 2016 03:07 AM



Yeah, but kids can do that sort of stuff these days, what with their new fangled toys, like Twitter and Hula hoops. I'm still struggling with where to put the petroleum in my Stutz Bearcat.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 03:19 AM (EWg9n)

676 Next time you see me, I will be a blond, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 03:19 AM (9plvG)

677 Down here, they're all blond.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 30, 2016 03:22 AM (3ZoRf)

678 670
This Reddit thread has people describing LOTS of features which Photoshop has that GIMP does not:



https://www.reddit.com/r/software/comments/18n30z/what_are_the_differences_between_gimp_and/





This article also notes that there is no real comparison between
Photoshop and GIMP, because Photoshop has all sorts of capabilities way
out of GIMP's league -- Even though the author himself is a GIMP fan, he
concludes, "In terms of features, Photoshop clearly has way more
features than GIMP.":



http://designinstruct.com/opinion/photoshop-alternative-gimp/





Another brief summary of Photoshop's vast array of features that Gimp doesn't have:



http://tricky-photoshop.com/brief-comparison-photoshop-gimp/





There are hundreds of such articles online listing the differences, if you search.



Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 03:15 AM (jBuUi)


I have yet to see a compelling reason to buy modern photoshop over run current GIMP -- but, frankly, I'm not a graphics guy, Graphics guys are encouraged to weigh in -- I found a response on the GIMP website for CMYK and posted it.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2016 03:24 AM (EzgxV)

679 Come float with us

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 03:26 AM (9plvG)

680 I'm still struggling with where to put the petroleum in my Stutz Bearcat.
Posted by: otho


You've got one of them new-fangled gas-o-leen self-propelled vehicles? I'm sticking with my Stanley Steamer -- "ol' reliable" I calls it!

Steam is the future, my boy -- and don't you ferget it!

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 03:27 AM (jBuUi)

681 Heller & heck can kiss my big fat ass. Next election I vote for only one, and yeah, it's Trump. No down ticket voting for me, sorry, over IT

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 03:05 AM (9plvG)


A complementary vote?

I'll vote for Heck because of the necessity of stopping Cortez Masto.

Right now the Nevada state party and the Clark county party are controlled by those who support Trump... and are using their position to purge all descent, despite that fact that they are the same people who were happy to vote for Obama in 2012 due to the fact that they weren't in control.

I also know that Heck is building a machine separate from Sandoval that can stop the Leftist twerps. I also know that the only short term alternative are incompetent dips**ts that currently control the county and state central committees.

If you are interested in taking steps in the future to make things better, than feel free to e-mail me at the link in my name.

Posted by: The Nevada Hat at July 30, 2016 03:28 AM (vBeA5)

682 You've got one of them new-fangled gas-o-leen self-propelled vehicles? I'm sticking with my Stanley Steamer -- "ol' reliable" I calls it!

Steam is the future, my boy -- and don't you ferget it!
Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 03:27 AM (jBuUi)

Watch some of the videos on steam cars on jay leno's garage. Some really cool stuff there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 30, 2016 03:31 AM (3ZoRf)

683 Heller & heck can kiss my big fat ass. Next election I vote for only one, and yeah, it's Trump. No down ticket voting for me, sorry, over IT

Posted by: lousagirl at July 30, 2016 03:05 AM (9plvG)


What votes did you have a problem with?

I could inquire...

Posted by: The Nevada Hat at July 30, 2016 03:31 AM (vBeA5)

684 Joey Bosa the last rookie holdout.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 03:32 AM (qUNWi)

685 You've got one of them new-fangled gas-o-leen
self-propelled vehicles? I'm sticking with my Stanley Steamer -- "ol'
reliable" I calls it!



Steam is the future, my boy -- and don't you ferget it!




Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 03:27 AM


Get with the times, grandma! I'm onboard with this petroleum fad, coz I'm hep. I look hotsy totsy with a ukelele and fur coat in the Bearcat.

Posted by: otho at July 30, 2016 03:33 AM (EWg9n)

686 Come float with us

Posted by: lousagirl


Haven't you heard?

We all will.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 03:34 AM (8GNw0)

687 I have yet to see a compelling reason to buy modern photoshop over run current GIMP
Posted by: cthulhu


"Buy"? Whoa there, don't go overboard.

I purposely stick with a somewhat obsolete version of the Mac OS because with it I can run older versions of Photoshop (I use CS4) which are floating all over the Internet for free download, if you know where to look.

And even my massively out-of-date version of Photoshop (it's from 2008, and considered so obsolete that I don't think Adobe even cares any more if people upload it for downloading any more) is way way more advanced than even the right-now current version of GIMP, from what I can tell in the last ten minutes of comparing the two.

So, the free old Photoshop is still way more powerful than the free new GIMP.

As far as I can tell, the one thing GIMP has that Photoshop doesn't is the ability to run on Linux. Which, if you use Linux, is the only feature that matters, I imagine!

Adobe now only allows people to use the latest version of Photoshop is some bizarre "remote access" thingie whereby the actual computer processing is done on Adobe's servers, and you don't actually "own" the software -- you just rent it from them for the time you're using it. To me, that's insane, and I will keep using my antique Photoshop until they pry it from my dead mouse!

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 03:39 AM (jBuUi)

688 Riddle me this:

I live in the side of town often referred to as the "poor side" of town. That's not entirely untrue, but not entirely accurate either. I would refer to it as the "old side" of town. It's where the town was established, so there are lots of 100+, 200+ year old homes, as well as families who own homes that have been in their lineage for generations.

On this particular side of town, nearly every house has a front porch. Big, spacious front porches with rooms for swings and rockers. In fact, my own front porch is one of the rare ones that is only big enough for plants and somewhere for the newspaper to land. But, almost every house has a front porch.

Now, as you move toward the "new side" of town, porches start disappearing. Eventually, it gets to the point where there is almost no front porches at all. Maybe 1/50 has a front porch. Just a walkway, then a door.

So, clearly, it is a generational thing or something. What do you think it means? That as the times have gone on, people are more and more anti-social? People just don't want to be outside? I am naturally curious about psychological and sociological constructs, so this fascinates me.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 30, 2016 03:43 AM (F5hTl)

689 So, clearly, it is a generational thing or something. What do you think it means? That as the times have gone on, people are more and more anti-social? People just don't want to be outside? I am naturally curious about psychological and sociological constructs, so this fascinates me.

Posted by: TickledPink


Good question.

Could just be the expense of building something other than a box house without exterior features.

Or a design fad that tries to minimize street exposure.

Or one that satisfies my desire to worship an obscene tentacled god known as Jerry.

Either or.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 30, 2016 03:50 AM (8GNw0)

690 So, clearly, it is a generational thing or something. What do you think it means? That as the times have gone on, people are more and more anti-social? People just don't want to be outside? I am naturally curious about psychological and sociological constructs, so this fascinates me.
Posted by: TickledPink at July 30, 2016 03:43 AM (F5hTl)

It is an interesting thing. My grandparents in Indiana had both a front porch with chairs as well as a back patio (my grandparents in El Paso had a back porch, but for obvious reasons, did not use it during most seasons.)

I think this is purely just people not spending time outside because of a multitude of entertainment options. People might have cookouts out back or sit out back, but I am not sure attention spans are at a point where someone just sits out back every day and watch the leaves change.

Also, it probably has a lot to do with interconnection. My grandparents would sit on the front porch and wave at pretty much every car that went by. They knew pretty much every car, and would mention that they had not seen "that car" before.

Now, aside from maybe the people on either side of you, how well do people know the people that live on their street or subdivision?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 30, 2016 03:50 AM (3ZoRf)

691 Tickled, it may have something to do with when central a/c was installed. Before that, wasn't uncommon for people to escape the heat to the porch. But then again, I think we're also cocooning and prefer to spend outdoor time in the privacy of our backyards rather than out front.

Posted by: Wolfish Grin at July 30, 2016 03:53 AM (qPJBi)

692 I think it has more to do with socializing than anything else. Front porches used to be where people would hang out, chat with their neighbors, exchange news and so forth.

Then came Radio and Telephone and then TV and finally the net. No need to actually see your neighbor to talk to them.

Hence the not needing a front porch any more.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 30, 2016 03:55 AM (WVsWD)

693 Someone in Sci-Fi fandom, I have just learned, will have their life-support turned off.

Her name is Joyce Katz and any and all thoughts and prayers towards her would be appreaciated.

Posted by: The Solemn Hat at July 30, 2016 03:56 AM (vBeA5)

694 I loved that house. It was so classic 50's in it's construction and the subdivision it was in. Even as a kid I could imagine seeing kids with buzz cuts and sling shots in their pockets riding bikes down the lane talking about the astronauts.

Probably a lot of stuff not quite so idyllic going on behind closed doors (people being people) but that vision of a culture seems so much more healthy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 30, 2016 03:56 AM (3ZoRf)

695 693 Someone in Sci-Fi fandom, I have just learned, will have their life-support turned off.

Her name is Joyce Katz and any and all thoughts and prayers towards her would be appreaciated.

Posted by: The Solemn Hat at July 30, 2016 03:56 AM (vBeA5)

Done. and sorry for your friend.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 30, 2016 03:58 AM (3ZoRf)

696 Should have never volunteered to work today.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 04:00 AM (bksJQ)

697 687
Adobe now only allows people to use the latest version of Photoshop is some bizarre "remote access" thingie whereby the actual computer processing is done on Adobe's servers, and you don't actually "own" the software -- you just rent it from them for the time you're using it. To me, that's insane, and I will keep using my antique Photoshop until they pry it from my dead mouse!
Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 03:39 AM (jBuUi)


Same here. Both at work and at home, I'm running an old version of Mac OS in order to be able to keep using the Adobe Creative Suite software I have.

All of the major software vendors (Adobe, Quark, Autocad, etc.) have gone to a subscription model. It used to be that you would buy the software package and install it on your own computer. Not any more. Now it's in the "cloud" and you have to pay a subscription fee in perpetuity in order to be able to keep using it.

I have no intention of upgrading the OS, because I'm certain that the newer versions will not be compatible with the Adobe software I have. Once my computer craps out, I will probably convert to Linux. I'm by no means a Photoshop expert, so GIMP will probably serve my needs in that area. But I don't know what the Linux analogues of InDesign and Illustrator are. I use those more than Photoshop.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2016 04:00 AM (sdi6R)

698 690
Now, aside from maybe the people on either side of you, how well do people know the people that live on their street or subdivision?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 30, 2016 03:50 AM (3ZoRf)


Early Monday morning, the house five doors away from me burned down. I did not know the people who lived there. I assume nobody died, because I haven't seen a word about it in the local media.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2016 04:11 AM (sdi6R)

699 I just avoided over $8000 in fines.

Why?

Because I dealt with a local individual rather than some Federal schmuck.

Doubt I'll have such luxury again...

Posted by: The Nothing To Report Hat at July 30, 2016 04:12 AM (vBeA5)

700 @690

Yup I am in Indiana. It's how we roll.

I love old houses, and I love front porches, so I like where I am.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 30, 2016 04:14 AM (F5hTl)

701 Same here. Both at work and at home, I'm running an old version of Mac OS in order to be able to keep using the Adobe Creative Suite software I have.

All of the major software vendors (Adobe, Quark, Autocad, etc.) have gone to a subscription model. It used to be that you would buy the software package and install it on your own computer. Not any more. Now it's in the "cloud" and you have to pay a subscription fee in perpetuity in order to be able to keep using it.

I have no intention of upgrading the OS, because I'm certain that the newer versions will not be compatible with the Adobe software I have. Once my computer craps out, I will probably convert to Linux. I'm by no means a Photoshop expert, so GIMP will probably serve my needs in that area. But I don't know what the Linux analogues of InDesign and Illustrator are. I use those more than Photoshop.
Posted by: rickl


Wow -- you and I are identical in this regard. I too have kept running Mac OS 10.6.8 for years and years, and will continue doing so until I literally have no other choice, for the sole exclusive reason that I need it to run my old versions of Photoshop and Illustrator, which I will never give up. And like you, I also use Illustrator more than Photoshop.

If my computer craps out, I'm just going to hunt around for another old computer running 10.6.8 -- that's how stubborn I am.

The main drawback to all this is that various aspects of the Internet only work with new browsers -- which are NOT backwards compatible with 10.6.8 -- so little by little the Internet is becoming inaccessible to me. So far, it's not that big a deal, but I can tell that eventually I'll only be able to access old-school ancient-style Web pages. Don't know what I'll do at that point.

But it's reassuring to know I'm not the only one refusing to give up my personally-owned Adobe Creative Suite, even if it means clinging to an obsolete OS!

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 04:15 AM (jBuUi)

702 Phones, texting and email make up the front porch today and the rest of the net is the back one. Or the complete opposite maybe. Mornin!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 30, 2016 04:19 AM (GzDYP)

703 701
The main drawback to all this is that various aspects of the Internet only work with new browsers -- which are NOT backwards compatible with 10.6.8 -- so little by little the Internet is becoming inaccessible to me. So far, it's not that big a deal, but I can tell that eventually I'll only be able to access old-school ancient-style Web pages. Don't know what I'll do at that point.
Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 04:15 AM (jBuUi)


I've already bumped up against this. Last year I bought the Collector's Edition of Bob Dylan's "The Cutting Edge" box set, which came with a download of high-resolution files. (Higher than CD? Apparently, although I don't know what kind of equipment I'd need to play them. And my ears are probably too worn out to tell the difference. But I digress.)

Anyway, it turned out that the "download manager" only works with a newer version of the Mac OS. My Mac Pro can hold up to four hard drives, so I'm thinking of buying a new HD and installing the latest OS on that. Then I could boot from either my current drive or that one. I think that's a way to handle the newer internet thingie.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2016 04:27 AM (sdi6R)

704 I really can't stand listening to Canales, it's going to be winding up avoiding all news soon.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 04:27 AM (bksJQ)

705 I'm going to miss it but qualifying for the German Grand Prix starts this morning on NBCSN

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 04:32 AM (bksJQ)

706 We have a front porch that looks cool, but is never used. It's much more fun behind the house. We have a screened in porch and outer deck for grilling out back and a pool down below. But I think the main drawback to hanging out in the front is that our dogs can't be with us in the front, while the backyard fence keeps them safe. We've made our kids safer and happier with playsets, etc. out there, too.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at July 30, 2016 04:32 AM (GzDYP)

707 This story should go viral as an all-time CLASSIC example of a busybody nanny-state government bureaucracy interfering with a local business to the point of utter absurdity:

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2016/07/29/after-19-months-elmwood-theatre-finally-changes-marquee/

A movie theater in Berkeley had to leave its marquee unchanged for 19 MONTHS because some state-level health inspector happened to be walking by one day and disapproved of the way an employee was changing the letters on the theater's marquee. The bureaucrat thought it was "too dangerous" for employees to change the letters, so filed a legal injunction preventing the theater from changing them until they came up with an acceptable "plan" for how the letters could be changed.

The solution that the state of California finally grudgingly agreed to after 19 months???

A ladder.

Kafkafornia strikes again!

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 04:32 AM (jBuUi)

708 Unbold.

Sigh. I could have SWORE I unbolded that in the original comment, but Pixy stabbed me in the back once again.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 04:33 AM (jBuUi)

709 How was the employee changing the letters before the state determined that he should use a ladder? Levitation?

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2016 04:40 AM (sdi6R)

710 How was the employee changing the letters before the state determined that he should use a ladder? Levitation?

Filthy monkey.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 04:43 AM (qUNWi)

711 I fucking hate monkeys.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 04:44 AM (qUNWi)

712 Seriously.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2016 04:45 AM (qUNWi)

713 I have seen people (guys ) do stupid stuff to get somewhere they couldn't reach, but that's what survival of the fittest is all about.
Sometimes fittest is a mental exercise.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 04:56 AM (bksJQ)

714 I hate updates on machines, yesterday notice came on my tablet that a update was done, to ok it and restart.
It's all changed in looks, how it behaves, buttons, I hate it already.
F'in updates.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 05:01 AM (bksJQ)

715 709 How was the employee changing the letters before the state determined that he should use a ladder? Levitation?
Posted by: rickl


The article said that the employee was standing "on a ledge" that was "seven feet off the ground," but I've been to that theater and there is no such ledge, so I have no idea what they're referring to.

Also, there was no indication that the ledge-standing was standard practice -- apparently one employee just did it once to restore one letter that had fallen off or something. But based on that, the theater was practically forced into bankruptcy because the busybody state bureaucrat who witnessed it wouldn't let the theater change any letters under any circumstances, so no one ever knew what the theater was showing!

And it wasn't the state of California who suggested the ladder -- it was the theater owner. It took the state 19 months to determine that a ladder was sufficiently safe for the task -- even though the theater had always been using a ladder previously up to that point in the first place. There was just 19 months of red tape and bureaucracy for the theater to get permission to do what it had always done.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2016 05:01 AM (jBuUi)

716 Well gotta go, going down to the city,
The big, big city
I'll be a big noise, with all the big boys.

Stay safe.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 05:03 AM (bksJQ)

717 "Well gotta go, going down to the city,
The big, big city
I'll be a big noise, with all the big boys.

Stay safe.
"
- by: Skip at July 30, 2016 05:03 AM (bksJQ)

So much stuff, you will own.

And you'll pray to a big God
As you kneel in the Big Church.

Posted by: Big Time, Peter Gabriel, Inc. at July 30, 2016 05:19 AM (6gk0M)

718 131 "This having pets things is so painful. We always outlive them, "


It is always a bitter parting.

Perhaps I should binge on candies and berry preserves so my cat does not find me too bitter before people break down the door due to the smell.

Posted by: somejoe at July 30, 2016 05:36 AM (7QK2w)

719
*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 30, 2016 05:53 AM (eI9B5)

720 VNN coming soon

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

721
VNN coming soon

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 30, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)
__________________________

Not so fast there mister. I haven't approved your posts yet....

*hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 30, 2016 05:59 AM (eI9B5)

722 Testing again.

Posted by: ibguy at July 30, 2016 08:59 AM (Hbt+Y)

723 660 The Foul-O-Matic has corrupted my very soul. I doubt I shall ever recover!
Best to quit whilst I'm ahead...

Oyasumi nasai, mina-san!
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at July 30, 2016 03:05 AM (kP16F)

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No! Surrneder, you colon flaps!

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