Mini Chess Thread 02-24-2018

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Grumpy Old Farts Playing Chess in Armenia


Pic Note

Looks like a pleasant park to play chess on a Saturday afternoon, doesn't it? The chess set in the foreground looks like it's been used a few times. And the guy on the right looks like the grouchy old geezer who ran the D.A.'s office in the early Law & Order episodes.

Anyway, it's from an article on chess in Armenia that CBD sent my way. Armenia has more grandmasters per capita than any other country.

Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons. It's the first country in the world to include it on the national curriculum.

Now if we could only replace Common Core math with chess, we might actually see an improvement in math scores.

As always, the chess/dress thread is an open thread, so it is impossible to go OT in the comments.


Easier Problem - White To Play (Bain 36)

Black's in a bad way: he's down material and he's in a bit of a jam on the back rank. How does White press his advantage and win?

Hint: Be careful that the rook you capture is the correct one.

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More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (WCSC 254)

The problem here is one I got out of one of my books, one by Fred Reinfeld, where you are given a position and told to find the best move for White (or, as in this case, Black). Oh, and also, this problems is in the "double attack" chapter, so the solution is going to take that form.

Hint: Black wins a piece... or does he?


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Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:





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Traditional Korean dress, because Olympics:

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

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1.Qxe7 Rf8!

Black still loses, but the 'book' line loses even more quickly: 1...Rxe7 2.Rd8+ Re8 3.Rxe8#

After 1...Rf8, there are many ways White can win. As rickl said, Black can run, but he'll only die tired:

2.Rd8 h5
3.Qxf8+ Kh7
4.Qxf7 Kh6
5.Rd6+ Kh7
6.Rg6 h4
7.Qxg7#


More Challenging Problem - Black To Play

The problem here is one I got out of one of my books, one by Fred Reinfeld, where you are given a position and told to find the best move for White (or, as in this case, Black). Oh, and also, this problems is in the "double attack" chapter, so the solution is going to take that form.


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Answer:

This is one of those problems where the book solution is either simply wrong, or, in this case, inadequate. Reinfeld's solution in its entirety is "1... Bc6 wins a piece." I think he means something like 1...Bc5 2.Rg1 Nxb7, but it's not that simple. White doesn't have to go down without a fight.

1... Bc6
2.Bc3! Bxh1
3.f3

Not 3.Bxe5 because of 3...Bxb7 and White really is down a piece.

3...f6
4.Kf2

The bishop on h1 is toast.

4...Rab8
5.e4 Rxb7

If 5.Na5 then 5...Rhc8!

6.Bxa6 Rb6
7.Be2 Bxf3
8.Bxf3 Nxf3
9.Kxf3

So after the dust settles, we see that White has won the exchange, but not a piece. White is up in material, but whether he can squeeze out a win, and how, is not obvious.

This line appears to have been completely overlooked by Reinfeld. In fact, the solutions to pretty much every problem in this particular book of his break down when I run them through my chess app, which always finds a better continuation.


Hope to see you all next week!.

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.


Posted by: OregonMuse at 04:58 PM




Comments

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1 Cool, I'll get the corgis

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:53 PM (aC6Sd)

2 The Asian girl in the sun dress is yummy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 04:56 PM (Tnhbr)

3 Armenia has more grandmasters per capita than any other country.

That's cause nobody can understand what They're sayin"

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:56 PM (B4vfZ)

4 Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons. It's the first country in the world to include it on the national curriculum.


Shit. I heard that on the BBC last night and I had something chess-related to contribute to the chess thread.

Shit.

*turns pockets inside out*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 04:57 PM (fuK7c)

5 Sometimes I want to see just what moves led up to the positions in the problems like the first one.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM (y87Qq)

6
The Asian girl in the second picture sure gets a lot of work.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM (lKyWE)

7 *turns pockets inside out*

LOOK ! it's Armenian LINT !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM (B4vfZ)

8 1 is to easy
Qxe7, Rxe7;
R-d8#

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (aC6Sd)

9 From the previous thread:

Insomniac - do you have any hobbies? If so, try to find people with the same interests. I used to do a lot of hiking and volunteered with a trail club doing trail maintenance. Met a bunch of people that way.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (Sfs6o)


Swing dancing and Argentine tango were great for meeting people. You can socialize, dance, and it's only for a few to ten minutes and then you move on. Plus, there are plenty of events in most places.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (Tnhbr)

10 Game thread game thread game thread!

So... Konami, legendary publisher of the classic game Contra, is NOT covering itself in glory lately. Their first Metal Gear game since their developer Kojima got the sack is a zombie game, 'Metal Gear Survive'.

And... it sucks. Not only does this game feature graphics from a decade ago and laughable AI from *two* decades ago, but they are actually selling save-game slots. For ten bucks.

EA gets lambasted [and rightly so] for selling extra help, for real money, to help win their games. Konami here is being even less subtle. We're getting to the point where you plonk down $60 to get a little ribbon in the box saying A WINNER IS YOU.

sources, both YouTube: Angry Joe (for their pay-to-win mechanic) and Jim Sterling (for how shite this game is).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:00 PM (6FqZa)

11 1 is to easy
Qxe7, Rxe7;
R-d8#

You speak Armenian ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:00 PM (B4vfZ)

12 The fembots in pic #3 are coming along nicely.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)

13 Me likey the sundress pic.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (89T5c)

14 No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:02 PM (pvjTE)

15 Problem 2:

... Bc6

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (8gDQu)

16 2nd picture, gray dress on the right. I'd wear it.


And the toddler is adorable.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (lwiT4)

17
The fembots in pic #3 are coming along nicely.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)


You mean pic #4 ?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (lKyWE)

18 I hate pay to win mechanics.

Don't mind paying for a game, but if I pony up the dough for it, I don't want to have to buy power ups or unlocks or anything.

Tell me how much the game is, I'll tell you if I want to play it.

*Grumbles at Tactical Monster Rumble Arena*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (xJa6I)

19 17
The fembots in pic #3 are coming along nicely.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)


You mean pic #4 ?
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (lKyWE)

There's the Hungarian Ball Gown pic, then the three women in 50's garb and then the fembot pic, right?

Or is my ad blocker causing sonobi problems again?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:04 PM (xJa6I)

20 I'm surprised at the Hungarian embroidered dress. I pictured something heavier for Hungary. Maybe I've got folk outfits on the brain.



And, Go Norway!

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (lwiT4)

21 Chess in the Hungarian way. Add the Polgar sisters and voila!


https://tinyurl.com/y76qlsla

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, the Merry Magyar at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (zCyNd)

22 Traditional Korean dress, because Olympics:

Justin Trudeau was wearing one of those dresses when he called up a Canadian olympian guy.

That guy really knows his PR.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (8gDQu)

23
Swing dancing and Argentine tango were great for meeting people. You can socialize, dance, and it's only for a few to ten minutes and then you move on. Plus, there are plenty of events in most places.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (Tnhbr)
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Ha! True story after we'd been dating for a couple of years I moved across town to be closer to WeaselWoman-in-Training. I was so single-mindedly fixated on WWiT I failed to really even notice the single young woman next door, who was a tango dancer, and in retrospect, smoking hot.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (Sfs6o)

24 6 out of 6 of those chess competitors are CC aficionados.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (bJ0w+)

25 Chess thread Yippee!

First picture.....dress on the right. Looks limber and supple.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (EoRCO)

26 And who has a waistline like that? Didn't they have food back in 1850?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (lwiT4)

27 8 1 is to easy
Qxe7, Rxe7;
R-d8#

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (aC6Sd)

++++

If your opponent wants to throw a wrench, Rf8.

I hate it when that guy won't play right.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)

28 #1 is easy, so easy both Skip & JT beat me to the solution.


Does the woman in the sun dress have a widowed grandmother?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (hyuyC)

29
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:04 PM (xJa6I)


I don't have the Hungarian pic

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (lKyWE)

30 Didn't they have food back in 1850?

They didn't have McDonald's

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (B4vfZ)

31 When is the checkers thread?

Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (pw0qI)

32 If your opponent wants to throw a wrench, Rf8.

I hate it when that guy won't play right.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)


Still Rd8 ends it. Not immediately, but definitely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (8gDQu)

33 Which one are you calling a sundress? Third pic down, the floral? I wouldn't call that a sundress.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (lwiT4)

34 sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Pg+x7)

35 31 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (pw0qI)
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Or tic-tac-toe.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Sfs6o)

36 And who has a waistline like that? Didn't they have food back in 1850?
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (lwiT4)


They also had tapeworms and corsets.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:10 PM (Tnhbr)

37 #1 is easy, so easy both Skip & JT beat me to the solution.

I did ?

Hey everybody ! I speak Armenian ?!

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:10 PM (B4vfZ)

38 WOO metacritic user reviews for Metal Gear Surrender-Your-Wallet are going 1.9. Out of 10.

metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/metal-gear-survive

The critics are rating it 61/100. If you trust them (spoiler: I don't).

They also mention that Konami didn't draw up any new assets for this game. I forgot. So this abomination is, literally, about as good as a $10 alpha you can get on Steam by some high school kid.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (6FqZa)

39 We're getting to the point where you plonk down $60 to get a little ribbon in the box saying A WINNER IS YOU.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:00 PM


All your dollar belong to us.

Posted by: Game Publishers at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (DMUuz)

40 Still Rd8 ends it. Not immediately, but definitely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (8gDQu)

++++

Black will move a pawn up to provide an escape for his king. I still tracked him down, but it took 11 moves. I suspect there is a more elegant solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)

41 Which one are you calling a sundress? Third pic down, the floral? I wouldn't call that a sundress.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (lwiT4)


I'm a straight guy. My knowledge of wimmin's fashions is limited. All I know is it looks nice but would look nice piled on the floor in front of my bed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (Tnhbr)

42 I wouldn't call O girl's dress a sun dress but what do I know about fashion

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (aC6Sd)

43 musical jolly chimp, to up their ratings since they don't have any now.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (QAjh1)

44
The Asian girl in the second picture sure gets a lot of work.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM



Better define "work"
;-)

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (EzdLW)

45 I suspect there is a more elegant solution.


BLAM !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (B4vfZ)

46
And who has a waistline like that? Didn't they have food back in 1850? Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (lwiT4)


Peoples daily caloric intake was probably less than half of what the average is today

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (lKyWE)

47 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM


This.

Posted by: R. M. Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (DMUuz)

48 grammie winger

That's because there is not a "Jane's All the World Dress Types" reference work for us guys. We're needing the help.

And because Colorado Alex In Exile started the sun dress thing. It's his fault.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:13 PM (hyuyC)

49 Love the Hungarian throwback dress. Amazingly well preserved.


And of course, the little jelly bean. Her dress is cute, but she is cuter.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 05:13 PM (tnOuI)

50 44
The Asian girl in the second picture sure gets a lot of work.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM


Better define "work"
;-)
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (EzdLW)

Or a price rate list

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (xJa6I)

51 I suspect there is a more elegant solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)


I don't think so. I think Qxe7 is it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (8gDQu)

52 I got nothin' ... nothin' for the entire thread.

I'm just gonna' hang around - make stupid jokes.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (fiGNd)

53 34 sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Pg+x7)


Because it had higher ratings?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (sdi6R)

54 And... it sucks. Not only does this game feature graphics from a decade ago and laughable AI from *two* decades ago, but they are actually selling save-game slots. For ten bucks.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

Selling save slots? Wow, that's about as low as you can go as a game company.

Posted by: Biergood at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (57HKF)

55 Where's the Pictionary thread?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (JxYR+)

56
the guy on the right looks like the grouchy old geezer who ran the D.A.'s office in the early Law & Order episodes



**still chuckling at that line**

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (EzdLW)

57 but they are actually selling save-game slots. For ten bucks.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


You know who else sells her slots for ten bucks...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (Tnhbr)

58 musical jolly chimp, to up their ratings since they don't have any now.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (QAjh1)


If they really wanted to goose their ratings they'd show two hours of Winter Olympic wipeouts from their library.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (8gDQu)

59 15 Problem 2:
... Bc6

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (8gDQu)


OK. And then... what?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (lYlRK)

60 Where's the Pictionary thread?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (JxYR+)


We really need a Who Just Bought an SR9 Thread.

Spoiler Alert ... This Guy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (fiGNd)

61
52 I got nothin' ... nothin' for the entire thread.

I'm just gonna' hang around - make stupid jokes.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (fiGNd)
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Had your M1A out lately, amigo?

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (Sfs6o)

62 I don't think so. I think Qxe7 is it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (8gDQu)

++++

That's not a solution. That's a first move.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (pvjTE)

63 I got nothin' ... nothin' for the entire thread.

I'm just gonna' hang around - make stupid jokes.

Posted by: ScoggDog


Not in Armenian though, right ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (B4vfZ)

64 In son's private school (middle school age) chess was a required class.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2018 05:17 PM (JxYR+)

65 Are those old farts Kardashians?

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:17 PM (EzdLW)

66 OK. And then... what?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (lYlRK)


Then take the knight, free, when white has to defend the rook.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (8gDQu)

67 Chess introduces the cleavage rule.

https://www.centives.net/S/2012/chess-introduces- a-cleavage-rule/

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (g4lFK)

68 Had your M1A out lately, amigo?
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (Sfs6o)


Weasel ... 'sup ?

I went to the Dark Side.

Hit the range today - and strayed from my Ruger GP100. Shot my old man's SR9c. First five shots - all in the nine ring - 25 feet.

I now own an SR9.

Oh ... and brought the Mini-14 for ScoggSon. He ate it up. I told him ... XBOX don't make a game for that shit, now do they ? Entire firing line cracked up.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (fiGNd)

69 OK. And then... what?


Too easy. Profit!!

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (vWMNq)

70
Are those old farts Kardashians?
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:17 PM (EzdLW)


No they're Armenians

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (lKyWE)

71 Black will move a pawn up to provide an escape for his king. I still tracked him down, but it took 11 moves. I suspect there is a more elegant solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)


You can actually force a checkmate in fewer moves. Whether it's more elegant is open to some interpretation.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (lYlRK)

72 The British wing of the horde-

https://tinyurl.com/ydebu2uj

SFW but don't try to drink while reading

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (12Ea6)

73 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM

This.
Posted by: R. M. Nixon



This is a dress thread, but she has a plain Republican cloth coat.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (fuK7c)

74 Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons.

That doesn't sound like an awful idea. But the screaming from the usuals would be deafening.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (XA9IT)

75 Japanese model with the dyed hair will do. Think we've seen her before.


Two of the Koreans, too. Though that's a very tough barrier to penetrate, from what I've heard. An outrageous, deplorable persistence of traditional approaches, tribal hostility, and possibly murderous male relatives.


I'm sure there are exceptions and that it's improving, slowly - and of course americanized versions are a lot more approachable.


Can't really comment on the dress part. !!!!

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (ETFzT)

76 I have a fever since Monday. No other symptoms. I think it's a Lupus flare. I've been in remission for a couple of years. This really frosts my chapstick. I thought I killed that bugger. Oh well. Beach cover-ups it is.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lwiT4)

77 In other PayToWin!! news, when the game Paladins pulled this ('Cards Unbound'), the fanbase rebelled by drawing really bad fan art on reddit.com/r/Paladins/. You had to have seen this shit, it's hilarious.

It was basically a stunt to get outsiders' attention. At which, it worked:
youtube.com/watch?v=aSWx3LJI734

Good news tho': the developer has yanked Cards Unbound:
tinyurl.com/y9jmwloo

SORGING WITH POWOR! Anyway, now the reddit is happy again, so the fan artwork is good again.

(As an aside, Gravity Boom seems to be ripping off Jim Sterling's videos. Jim Sterling doesn't monetise his stuff via youTube so he doesn't seem to care much, as long as everyone knows the content is his.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (6FqZa)

78 The woman entering the red door... judging by the differences in tint between her face and neck, I think she puts powder on her face. Shade alone can't account for it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (/qEW2)

79 Then take the knight, free, when white has to defend the rook.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (8gDQu)


You're missing a stronger continuation for White.

Honk if you want a hint.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)

80 When is the checkers thread?


My home is a place for repose and contemplation, it is not fodder for your social media voyeurism.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (fuK7c)

81 Since 2008, all children in America from six to eight years old have compulsory transgender Tide Pod lessons. It's the first balkanized country in the world to include it on the national curriculum.

Posted by: CNN at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (Tyii7)

82 I think we've seen that third dress picture with gorgeous asian gal before haven't we??

Anyway, I really love the idea of compulsory chess for the yoots in our public schools. That would really teach them all kinds of mental skills. Where do we go to start this movement, the local school board?

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (2sCft)

83 Not in Armenian though, right ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (B4vfZ)

We're waiting for Pixy to complete installation of the Armenian joke utility.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, a non-Armenian at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (zCyNd)

84
When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt


My dog up and died. He up and died.

Posted by: Zombie Dick Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

85
Japanese model with the dyed hair will do. Think we've seen her before.

Third appearance.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (lKyWE)

86 Jane, have you been released from MiL purgatory?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (QAjh1)

87 That doesn't sound like an awful idea. But the screaming from the usuals would be deafening.
Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (XA9IT)


My problem is that I doubt it has much of a positive effect. More likely kids will be turned off because now chess is simply another thing that they had to learn in school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (Tnhbr)

88 Armenia? Kinda looked like Prospect Park to me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (EZebt)

89 The British wing of the horde-

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (12Ea6)


Aussie.

Sometimes you read a headline... and don't bother with the article because nothing could possibly make it better than it is.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (y87Qq)

90 84
When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt

My dog up and died. He up and died.
Posted by: Zombie Dick Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

And after 20 years, he still grieves.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (xJa6I)

91 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt

My dog up and died. He up and died.

Posted by: Zombie Dick Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

But Checkers had threads. Respectable Republican cloth threads.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, canine fashion observer at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (zCyNd)

92 No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:02 PM (pvjTE)


========

You're wrong - that was taken early on election day, when she thought that Hillary was winning.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (/qEW2)

93 Yah cute young ladies wearing impossible clothes. I was struck by the young lady wearing the wallpaper -- Oriental lady with long hair. Looks just like the wallpaper my sister was obsessed with and has everywhere she has ever lived.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 05:23 PM (MIKMs)

94 ... hop boy, the documentary started with some background: oprah's first show and big gay rights marches. uh huh. then to the 1988 skating stars: debbie thomas (black) and brian boitano (gay).

it's a sjw narrative instead of coverage of the actual 2018 olympics! and they wonder why their ratings are down?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:23 PM (Pg+x7)

95 That doesn't sound like an awful idea. But the screaming from the usuals would be deafening.
Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (XA9IT)


It sounds like a fantastic idea. I don't care much about what game you pick ... checkers, chess, seven-card, othello, whatever.

Playing games sharpens minds. Minds will gravitate to the types of games that they prefer. And that's ok.

Anything ... my God, ANYTHING ... that teaches Critical Thinking. And nothing teaches that better, my humble opinion, than hanging a set of rules, a win and a loss, and letting the little cherubs get after it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:23 PM (fiGNd)

96 Checkers was a spaniel, right? Or was he a Beagle?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (lwiT4)

97 We're waiting for Pixy to complete installation of the Armenian joke utility.

Okay thanks.

I'll just sit here and read War and Peace

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (B4vfZ)

98 That's not a solution. That's a first move.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (pvjTE)


It's a solution in my book. After that move, the win is easy and assured. What more do you want?

The Queen has to move somewhere, first. There's no getting around that. And there's no other half-decent move for the queen that I can see that makes any quicker mate available.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (8gDQu)

99 "No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet."

Adorable little girl. Does she have a brother?

Posted by: Harry Reid, with "time" on his hands at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (zCyNd)

100 Japanese model with the dyed hair will do. Think we've seen her before.
Third appearance.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (lKyWE)


I think she's actually Korean. And I've got more photos of her on my hard drive, just waiting to be used.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (lYlRK)

101 I'm actually trying to play chess this tread and forgot the rules. The castles move diagonally or sideways and vertical?

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (g4lFK)

102
68 Had your M1A out lately, amigo?
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (Sfs6o)

Weasel ... 'sup ?

I went to the Dark Side.

Hit the range today - and strayed from my Ruger GP100. Shot my old man's SR9c. First five shots - all in the nine ring - 25 feet.

I now own an SR9.

Oh ... and brought the Mini-14 for ScoggSon. He ate it up. I told him ... XBOX don't make a game for that shit, now do they ? Entire firing line cracked up.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (fiGNd)
-----
Hard to beat a day on the range and bringing home a new gun to boot!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (Sfs6o)

103 ... hoo boy.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (Pg+x7)

104 Checkers was a spaniel, right? Or was he a Beagle?

Spaniel ?

He sang "Oh What a Night" ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (B4vfZ)

105 Honk if you want a hint.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)


NEVER!!

I'd rather be crushed mercilessly than take a hint.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (8gDQu)

106 I'm not a Jim Sterling fan.

He is not Horde material.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (xJa6I)

107
No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous
========
You're wrong - that was taken early on election day, when she thought that Hillary was winning.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


The "After" picture shows her with a scowl, a shaved head, tattoos and piercings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (IqV8l)

108 68 Hit the range today - and strayed from my Ruger GP100. Shot my old man's SR9c. First five shots - all in the nine ring - 25 feet.

I now own an SR9.

Oh ... and brought the Mini-14 for ScoggSon. He ate it up. I told him ... XBOX don't make a game for that shit, now do they ? Entire firing line cracked up.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (fiGNd)

I love my GP100 and my Mini-14, too. I haven't had any range time for far to long.....

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (2sCft)

109 Let's twist again...

Posted by: Chubby Checker at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (zCyNd)

110
I think she's actually Korean. And I've got more photos of her on my hard drive, just waiting to be used.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (lYlRK)


I think she gorgeous. She should have her own dress thread one day IMHO.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lKyWE)

111 88 Armenia? Kinda looked like Prospect Park to me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (EZebt)


Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lYlRK)

112 Anything ... my God, ANYTHING ... that teaches Critical Thinking. And nothing teaches that better, my humble opinion, than hanging a set of rules, a win and a loss, and letting the little cherubs get after it.

And now you get why we gamers're so pissed off at triiiple aaaaa publishers selling these wins for money.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (6FqZa)

113 So Nixon had a Spaniel and the Bush 1's had Spaniels. I see a Republican trend.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:27 PM (lwiT4)

114 Armenia is one of those places/cultures that cheats by emphasizing education and hard work. Of course the Soviet era took its toll (one of my favorite stories, local employees thanking an NGO we funded for "teaching us how to work" - this in the early 90s).


But in perfectly illustrative contrast, right after the Soviet collapse Georgia dropped Russian language instruction - Armenia of course didn't think of such stupidity.


Language was of course the main weapon of Georgian nationalism in the Soviet era (along with corruption - think Georgia had the record for most republic party officials imprisoned/executed for $$$ corruption of any Soviet republic). So sort of predictable. Think Russian returned to the curriculum after a few years, though not sure it's compulsory/universal.


Love the compulsory chess instruction. Very Armenian. In the blood. Armenian Kasparyan (stage name, Kasparov) must be involved in this somehow.



Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:27 PM (ETFzT)

115 I like spaniels.

Posted by: Joe Cocker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (zCyNd)

116 Grammie, sorry to hear about your lupus flareup. Mine tend to happen when in too much sunlight or unshielded fluorescent lights. Hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (V+03K)

117 I think she gorgeous. She should have her own dress thread one day IMHO.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lKyWE)


I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (lYlRK)

118 Tide pod lunchables > compulsory chess courses

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (ks6bw)

119 111 88 Armenia? Kinda looked like Prospect Park to me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (EZebt)

Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lYlRK)

I thought that was Laputa?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (xJa6I)

120 My dog up and died. He up and died.

And after 20 years he still breathes......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (B4vfZ)

121 Oh and how's your shoulder healing, OM?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (xJa6I)

122 And now you get why we gamers're so pissed off at triiiple aaaaa publishers selling these wins for money.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (6FqZa)


Oh Yeah.

You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (fiGNd)

123


http://www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/blog/richard-nixon-checkers/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (IqV8l)

124 The "After" picture shows her with a scowl, a shaved head, tattoos and piercings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (IqV8l)


And she's only 2 feet tall...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (lYlRK)

125 Honk if you want a hint.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)

NEVER!!

I'd rather be crushed mercilessly than take a hint.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPai



Oh, c'mon, let's hear your goose impression......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (B4vfZ)

126 Grammie, sorry to hear about your lupus flareup. Mine tend to happen when in too much sunlight or unshielded fluorescent lights. Hope you feel better soon.
Posted by: Mrs. JTB at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (V+03K)


Me Too Grammie ... but sometimes - you gotta' reach down to your Wisconsin Nazi Roots - and just get Mad Dog Mean !!!

And maybe Invade Poland.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (fiGNd)

127 Mrs. JTB - I didn't realize you had Lupus too. Fluorescent bulbs? Huh. I tan once a week on recommendation of one of my other doctors. I knew about sunlight, but I never thought of bulbs. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. I'll check it out - Thanks for the info.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

128 OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker

That little girl is a charmer. Sooo cute.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (hyuyC)

129 And maybe Invade Poland.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (fiGNd)
====================

I would enjoy that.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

130 My Favorite Year is on TCM at 6pE.

Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)

131 I don't think so. I think Qxe7 is it.

Yep. Clever little puzzle. Unless you're Armenian.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (YloZ9)

132 I would be remiss if I didn't mention one more bit of news, this one unfortunately having been mooted by the Trump White House - violent vidja is to blame for shoot shooting. So, let's toss a tax on digital gunplay!
youtube.com/watch?v=kA4wsUnRibI

I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.

This was an owngoal by President Twitter Happy.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (6FqZa)

133 121 Oh and how's your shoulder healing, OM?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (xJa6I)


Thanks, I'm seeing a new physical therapist, one who specialize in "orthopedic" type injuries (previous therapist was more "neuro", like for stroke victims) and he's got me doing some new exercises. Mrs. Muse tells me that the external rotation has gotten a bit better so we'll keep at it.

It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (lYlRK)

134 http://www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/blog/richard-nixon-checkers/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (IqV8l)

"Nixon reportedly kept a drawer full of dog biscuits in his desk."

So did Barky, but for other reasons.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (zCyNd)

135
Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker


Who?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (IqV8l)

136 129 And maybe Invade Poland.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (fiGNd)
====================

I would enjoy that.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

Oh, I'm afraid to look. What is that evil Trump > Hitler up to now???

Posted by: Never Trumper

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (2sCft)

137 I would enjoy that.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)


*Elbows grammie in ribs*

You're a good sport. I like you quite a bit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (fiGNd)

138

Any of you tried the classic ranch Fritos? Pretty tasty.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (Sfs6o)

139 That little girl is as cute as those Chibis.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (YloZ9)

140 27
If your opponent wants to throw a wrench, Rf8.

I hate it when that guy won't play right.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)


In that case,
2. Rd8 h6
3. Qxf8+ Kh7
4. Qh8+ Kg6

The king can run, but he'll only die tired.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (sdi6R)

141 Korean? That works too. Delicious.


Yerevan like many Soviet republic capitals not touched by WWII is not entirely charmless. Tblisi's got more historic architecture.


My time in Armenia was when electricity was a rarity, meaning water was too. And in winter - the climate of Denver, CO - no heat was interesting.


Was kind of cool walking at night through a blacked out city, though.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (ETFzT)

142 122 And now you get why we gamers're so pissed off at triiiple aaaaa publishers selling these wins for money.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (6FqZa)

Oh Yeah.

You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (fiGNd)

I have Stellaris. It's good. Big learning curve.

I swear all those Pardox games (like Hearts of Iron) make you play and lose for a good 80 hours before you get good at the game.

I mostly play vanilla without any paid DLC.

Fun stuff, make sure you grab any usable territory and keep your defenses up. The AI will sometimes wreck you hard.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (xJa6I)

143 76 I have a fever since Monday. No other symptoms. I think it's a Lupus flare.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lwiT4


No, it's not.

Posted by: Dr. House at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (NL6wI)

144 I like you quite a bit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (fiGNd)
==================

Same here, to you ScoggDog.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (lwiT4)

145 Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)


MFY is an oft-overlooked gem. And that guy who plays the stand-in for Sid Caesar is hilarious.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (lYlRK)

146 So did Barky, but for other reasons.

Sigh.

Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (Tyii7)

147 You're missing a stronger continuation for White.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)


Hmmm ... I don't see it. I'm sure off the reservation will get it pretty soon, but I'll keep on looking.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (8gDQu)

148 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dr. House at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (NL6wI)
===================

Wasn't there an episode where it really WAS Lupus?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

149 Let's twist again...

Like we did last summer ...

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (B4vfZ)

150 You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.
Posted by: ScoggDog

I have this on my Steam wish list. It looks great.

Posted by: Biergood at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (57HKF)

151 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)

152 Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (Tyii7)
=================


Yeah, where did those dogs go to? PETA?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lwiT4)

153 Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker

Who?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (IqV8l)


Nice catch.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lYlRK)

154
I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.


I view it the opposite.Why should the NRA take all the heat everytime some teenage psycho decides to shoot up a school. Hollywood and video game makers should feel a little of the heat themselves.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lKyWE)

155 I'm thinking ...Bc6 for the second problem, but that looks too easy. I must be missing something.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (sdi6R)

156 133 121 Oh and how's your shoulder healing, OM?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (xJa6I)

Thanks, I'm seeing a new physical therapist, one who specialize in "orthopedic" type injuries (previous therapist was more "neuro", like for stroke victims) and he's got me doing some new exercises. Mrs. Muse tells me that the external rotation has gotten a bit better so we'll keep at it.

It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (lYlRK)

Glad it's going the right way.
You're on the prayer list, so I...um...pray now and then for ya.

Which feels weird to say out loud, so to speak.

But anyway, glad you're healing. You do a lot for us here when Ace is away, you and the other coblogs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (xJa6I)

157 Wasn't there an episode where it really WAS Lupus?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

It was me in several episodes. Different show, though.

Posted by: Peter Lupus at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (zCyNd)

158 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)



He should go as Godzilla.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (SiINZ)

159 Yeah, where did those dogs go to? PETA?

Well, I ended up in a PITA. With barbecue sauce.

Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (Tyii7)

160 I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM


C'mon OM, you can

Explode into space
Like a true nature's child
You were born,
Born to be Wild!

Posted by: Steppen3Wolves Howling at the Moon at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (DMUuz)

161 78 The woman entering the red door... judging by the differences in tint between her face and neck, I think she puts powder on her face. Shade alone can't account for it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (/qEW2)


I wonder if she wants that red door painted black.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (lYlRK)

162 130. Lainie Kazan was great in that.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (1F6Sr)

163 My best college girlfriend was Armenian. Grew up in Iran but had to flee because her family was close to the Shah and then that unpleasantness ensued. I never had a real long term chance because her family had already picked out her husband. (My last name does not end in -ian).

From what I've observed, Armenians have a worldwide diaspora, a strong network of ethnic connections, a value on work and education, a practical attitude to finding what success takes, and a history of being genocide victims.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (fuK7c)

164 If anyone here donated to the System Shock kickstarter then BAHAHAHAHAH suckers:
youtube.com/watch?v=ROlLSbFSpR4

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:39 PM (6FqZa)

165 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (8gDQu)


I'm clueless ... and last week, I was just wrong. Still trying though.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (vWMNq)

166 I swear all those Pardox games (like Hearts of Iron) make you play and lose for a good 80 hours before you get good at the game.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (xJa6I)


Mark ... 'sup ?

I friggin' LOVE HOI IV. I like the "inefficiencies" that go with drawing a front, setting the Generals off, and trying to supply all that shit.

Looking forward very much to the next expansion.

Digging the Division Designer as well. Hate the "Death Stack" they've made with the Navy, however.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (fiGNd)

167 and a history of being genocide victims.
====================


Well that's not good.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (lwiT4)

168 Classic Ranch Fritos Update:

Not so great after eating a bunch. The flavor is a little much.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:41 PM (Sfs6o)

169 132 I would be remiss if I didn't mention one more bit of news, this one unfortunately having been mooted by the Trump White House - violent vidja is to blame for shoot shooting. So, let's toss a tax on digital gunplay!
youtube.com/watch?v=kA4wsUnRibI

I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.

This was an owngoal by President Twitter Happy.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (6FqZa)

*types*
*deletes*

Pulls out the old PS3 to play.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (g4lFK)

170 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS kids? We have more kids dying in Baltimore each month, now that BLM worked it's magic to get the Baltimore PD to stand down.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pV/54)

171 trying to place the vintage dresses...imma say 1945-48.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (1F6Sr)

172 I'm figuring that Nc6+ fits in there ... somewhere, but I just can't find my way there.

Still working ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (8gDQu)

173 166 I swear all those Pardox games (like Hearts of Iron) make you play and lose for a good 80 hours before you get good at the game.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (xJa6I)

Mark ... 'sup ?

I friggin' LOVE HOI IV. I like the "inefficiencies" that go with drawing a front, setting the Generals off, and trying to supply all that shit.

Looking forward very much to the next expansion.

Digging the Division Designer as well. Hate the "Death Stack" they've made with the Navy, however.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (fiGNd)

Hey man.

I love HOI4 too. Naval bombers are OP. But I love trying to win as Italy. I have trouble will all the Micro that comes with the US though.

2x arty
1x tank destroyer
rest Infantry works well for infantry divisions. I prefer Mountain for Italy.

And a few airborn divisions make some good early moves.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (xJa6I)

174 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dr. House


Well it's definitely not sarcoidosis.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (fuK7c)

175 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (lwiT4)

Aw ... grammie. Thanks. Thanks a bunch.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (fiGNd)

176 whoa, some dev installed malware on PCs to catch a pirate:
youtube.com/watch?v=Qp_yk7m5Vco

As a defence, this is what all devs were doing in the early 2000s, not least EA: SafeDisc / SecDrv.sys. Until Microsoft got fed up trying to work around this trojan and simply blocked it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (6FqZa)

177
MFY is an oft-overlooked gem. And that guy who plays the stand-in for Sid Caesar is hilarious.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM



Joseph Bologna. O'Toole steals the show, but Bologna was very good.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (EzdLW)

178 Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...


City in the sky with glasses...



Oh. Wait.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (B4vfZ)

179 and a history of being genocide victims.
====================


Well that's not good.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (lwiT4)


You get used to it.

Posted by: The Juice at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (8gDQu)

180 The Hungarian term for Armenian is Örmèny.

Pixy sent me a trail pack of umlauts, just wanted to try one out.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 24, 2018 05:44 PM (zCyNd)

181 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS kids? We have more kids dying in Baltimore each month, now that BLM worked it's magic to get the Baltimore PD to stand down.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pV/54)



Maybe all of these SJW companies that are cutting ties with the NRA should do the same with Broward County since they were the big farks up involved.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (SiINZ)

182 Someone should make a "Papers Please" style game about being an FBI agent getting tips on mass shootings.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (jF/Gb)

183 158. nix the Godzilla, too much toxic masculinity

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (1F6Sr)

184 sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Pg+x7)

Ummmmmm...No.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (EoRCO)

185 It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse,

Reminds me of the George Carlin riff......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (B4vfZ)

186 154
I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.


I view it the opposite.Why should the NRA take all the heat everytime some teenage psycho decides to shoot up a school. Hollywood and video game makers should feel a little of the heat themselves.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lKyWE)

Taxing games is not the way to go. Maybe enforcing the laws on what games can be bought and played by certain age groups and holding the parents and adults accountable. Like buying booze for underage kids.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (g4lFK)

187 168 Classic Ranch Fritos Update:

Not so great after eating a bunch. The flavor is a little much.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:41 PM (Sfs6o)


I tend to prefer the "original flavor" of any chip snack.

Speaking of which, I bought a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos in the store this week. Didn't there used to be an unflavored version, or am I imagining things?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (sdi6R)

188 Joey Bologna might be my new handle. Or porn name.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (jF/Gb)

189 Someone should make a "Papers Please" style game about being an FBI agent getting tips on mass shootings.

With coupons to Dunkin Donuts!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (6FqZa)

190 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)



He should go as Godzilla.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (SiINZ)

You left out Sumo wrestler.
Is there nobody who could help this brain damaged child with protocol?
I had the same question with Obama.
Maybe the problem is that both of these doofi are under the impression they're smart.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:47 PM (5fRCd)

191 Bandersnatch, exactly. Very similar to other national/ethnic groups who also have global diaspora - Chinese, Lebanese, Jews. Gee, it's almost as if there's some secret to success there ..... that has somehow eluded the $1T US "education" industry.


Had an Armenian Iranian cab driver once, going to Dulles for a work trip. Once he found out where I was going, we had a great conversation.


Local liquor store owner is Iraqi Armenian, from Baghdad. We always discuss Mid-East developments when I'm there - other customers look on in complete bafflement, of course, being hamsters instead of citizens, as in most of today's America.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:47 PM (ETFzT)

192 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did"

Country music fans = ok.

plus the left is getting pretty desperate for something to run on...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:47 PM (7LY+6)

193
Didn't there used to be an unflavored version, or am I imagining things?
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:46 P



There's probably still an unflavored version at Whole Foods.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:48 PM (EzdLW)

194 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

How doe HOI IV compare with HOI II? My computer is so old I can't upgrade, and rarely find the time to play. But I did a lot with HOI II.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:48 PM (hyuyC)

195 Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (sdi6R)
------
Agreed. WeaselWoman, on the other hand, absolutely loves it when new flavors are introduced.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:49 PM (Sfs6o)

196 171 trying to place the vintage dresses...imma say 1945-48.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (1F6Sr)


That's what I'd guess, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:49 PM (lYlRK)

197 2x arty
1x tank destroyer
rest Infantry works well for infantry divisions. I prefer Mountain for Italy.


Nice ... 20 width ... I do it similar, but different ...

3 x Mountain
4 x Infantry
2 x Arty

Support Company for AT.

But I could see dropping a Mountain for a Heavy AT.

Cool.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (fiGNd)

198 170 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did?
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pV/54)


That's the $64,000 question. Vegas had more than 3x the death toll of Parkland, and crickets.

At this point you have to be retarded not to be a conspiracy theorist.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (sdi6R)

199 140
re problem #1, after 2. Rd8 h6, it's mate in 4

3. Rxf8 Kh6
4. Qe5+ g6
5. Rxf6+ Kh8
6. Qe8#


Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (t3LBb)

200 Pull the short bus around back and keep the engine running.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (NWiLs)

201 Parkland Hogg and his cronies in the Tide Pod Mob - they're actors. Drama club and with state department ties, because of course.

https://tinyurl.com/y8d4fvgw

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (fA1SL)

202 94 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

How doe HOI IV compare with HOI II? My computer is so old I can't upgrade, and rarely find the time to play. But I did a lot with HOI II.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:48 PM (hyuyC)

The HOI games change a lot from version to version.

They got rid of the distinction between oil and fuel, you just need oil. Lots of little stuff.

It shouldn't take a ton of horsepower to run HOI 4. Are you on Win 7?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (xJa6I)

203 Didn't there used to be an unflavored version"

Don't think so. They were a West coast thing when I was a much younger mouse...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (7LY+6)

204 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS kids? We have more kids dying in Baltimore each month, now that BLM worked it's magic to get the Baltimore PD to stand down.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pV/54)

Opoid crisis is caused by cheap Chinese fentanyl being shipped into the USA and Mexico where it is used to make counterfeit opioid pills.

If they allowed doctors to treat intractable pain correctly and not criminalize people who need the medication and take the boot off the doctors things would get better. Also build the wall and punish countries like China and others for making and smuggling in massive amounts of Fentanyl.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (g4lFK)

205 168 Classic Ranch Fritos Update:

Not so great after eating a bunch. The flavor is a little much.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:41 PM (Sfs6o)
+++
I don't know, but I'm kind of reaching a stage in my life where I don't want to consume foods that leave my fingers covered in some strange colored dust that I have to awkwardly lick off like some kind of retarded child....
It means I'm reconsidering some of my favorites, Taco Flavored Doritos, Crunchy Cheetos, Chicken in a Biscuit crackers. Sad!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (2sCft)

206 168 Classic Ranch Fritos Update:

Not so great after eating a bunch. The flavor is a little much.
Posted by: Weasel

That's okay, I wasn't gonna run out and buy a bag.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (B4vfZ)

207 A few problems with taxing - and really, they mean banning - "violent video games": take something like Dead Space. It was horrific. But you weren't shooting people; you were shooting undead monsters. You were there to SAVE people.

A game like that gets M because it is fucking scary, and because there's violence. But no fan of that game is going to be inspired to go kill some schoolkids.

I really don't think the games are the problem.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (6FqZa)

208 re 199, correction
Screwed up the numbers and letters

3. Rxf8+ Kh7
4. Qe5+ g6
5. Rxf7+ Kh8
6. Qe8#

Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (t3LBb)

209 197 2x arty
1x tank destroyer
rest Infantry works well for infantry divisions. I prefer Mountain for Italy.

Nice ... 20 width ... I do it similar, but different ...

3 x Mountain
4 x Infantry
2 x Arty

Support Company for AT.

But I could see dropping a Mountain for a Heavy AT.

Cool.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (fiGNd)

Interesting.

Is there a benefit in mixing infantry types?

Most of my support company slots are used up hospitals, recon, engineers and radio.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (xJa6I)

210 You know who else was a drama major and actor?

Richard Spencer.

It's like clockwork with the Marxists.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (g4lFK)

211 Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (2sCft)
-------
I will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (Sfs6o)

212 I'm figuring that Nc6+ fits in there

Saw that and there is almost a mate with black's white bishop it white cooperates ... so I'm looking for forcing moves for Black.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (vWMNq)

213 Are the Russians shipping in shit that kills over 100 Americans a day?

Our daily news focus is a tale told by an idiot.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (pV/54)

214 196. the ankle strap on the center girl is a clue. Also the skirts aren't full, so pre New Look.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (1F6Sr)

215 Didn't there used to be an unflavored version"

Don't think so. They were a West coast thing when I was a much younger mouse...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (7LY+6)

Isn't there a plain version meant for dipping?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (5fRCd)

216 You left out Sumo wrestler.
Is there nobody who could help this brain damaged child with protocol?
I had the same question with Obama.
Maybe the problem is that both of these doofi are under the impression they're smart.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:47 PM (5fRCd)


He should wear "samurai armor" or whatever that stuff is called, looks like bamboo slats, which makes the guy looks like he's wearing a set of window blinds. Yes, I'm culturally ignorant.

Trudeau should totally wear that. He'd really impress the locals. While he's at it, he should stop by Fiji Island and distribute trinkets to the natives.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (lYlRK)

217 I'm practically certain there used to be an unflavored version of Doritos.

Now I'm beginning to question my sanity.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (sdi6R)

218 Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (2sCft)
-------
I will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (Sfs6o)

I've heard nothin' tastes better than tits on a Ritz. Now with Bacon!!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (2sCft)

219 Well .... this feels pretty retarded but ...

... Bc6
Rb8 Bd5
Rf8 Rhg1
Nh4 Rae1



... I'm just flailing, here.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (8gDQu)

220 I will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!


On the other hand........

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (B4vfZ)

221 If anyone here donated to the System Shock kickstarter then BAHAHAHAHAH suckers:
youtube.com/watch?v=ROlLSbFSpR4
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:39 PM (6FqZa)


So, it sounds like the developers are a bunch of pajama boys who couldn't keep the dev team focused, and make hard decisions about what to keep in versus what to leave out.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (Tnhbr)

222 Dave Carver on TCM sounds a little cock-curious.

Looking forward to My Favorite Year, starting now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (xJa6I)

223 can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?

We bought the rights, so the Olympics are OURS and you can't have them!

Posted by: NBC at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (ZM6hc)

224 Isn't there a plain version meant for dipping?


Doritos have always been corn chips with orange cancer powder.

Plain versions are called Tostitos, or corn chips, or whatever.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (fuK7c)

225
sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp


Maybe they figured more people would watch that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (IqV8l)

226 Isn't there a plain version meant for dipping"

Tortilla chip.

El snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (7LY+6)

227 I will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!


On the other hand........
++++
Doesn't sound quite Kosher to me.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (2sCft)

228 While he's at it, he should stop by Fiji Island and distribute trinkets to the natives.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (lYlRK)


He could bring the traditional gift of bottled water, which was invented there.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (y87Qq)

229 The one thing, maybe only so far, that the Vegas shooting did was get Bump Stocks in the evil category. They carry on like every AR is equipped with them.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (aC6Sd)

230 221 If anyone here donated to the System Shock kickstarter then BAHAHAHAHAH suckers:
youtube.com/watch?v=ROlLSbFSpR4
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:39 PM (6FqZa)

So, it sounds like the developers are a bunch of pajama boys who couldn't keep the dev team focused, and make hard decisions about what to keep in versus what to leave out.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (Tnhbr)

I'm one of those suckers who backed this...

And yeah, failure at high level, story of almost every software company I've worked at.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (xJa6I)

231 Best cracker for smoked oysters? Carr's or plain saltines.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (Sfs6o)

232 I'm practically certain there used to be an unflavored version of Doritos.

Now I'm beginning to question my sanity.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (sdi6R)


You're probably just thinking of Tostitos, which came in plain corn chips.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (8gDQu)

233 It means I'm reconsidering some of my favorites, Taco Flavored Doritos, Crunchy Cheetos, Chicken in a Biscuit crackers. Sad!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (2sCft)


I've been eating Doritos for 30 years and I'm surprised they haven't found a way to keep that orange shit from coming off and adhering to fingers.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (lYlRK)

234 I ate some kind of fish or shrimp flavored snack here that did not impress my taste buds.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (5fRCd)

235 Also the skirts aren't full, so pre New Look"

Pre war brit perhaps?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (7LY+6)

236 Problem # 1 (as posted above)
1. QxR(e7) either winning Rook or mate in 2

Problem #2

1. ... Bc3 attacking both Knight Rook winning Knight or exchange

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (1bnL3)

237 I'm just flailing, here.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


OK

Close your eyes

Your a male goose

There's a female goose

And she stands up

And she starts walking.....

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (B4vfZ)

238 Best cracker for smoked oysters? Carr's or plain saltines.

Carr's water crackers. Saltines get in the way. You want to let the oyters shine.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (fuK7c)

239 219
Well .... this feels pretty retarded but ...


You are mixing up a/h 1/8. You mean Na5 (and you meant Nf3+ above instead of Nc6+). But I think you are on to something.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (vWMNq)

240 Did not know this. My Favorite Year was inspired by Mel Brooks having to babysit Erroll Flynn when he worked for Sid Caeser on Your Show of Shows.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (pV/54)

241 FOX has the putzette Judith Miller on saying that since the Rep and Dims on the committee can't agree on anything, that is an embarrassment and the they should move on and focus on Ruskie interference.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (VWsDy)

242 233 I've been eating Doritos for 30 years and I'm surprised they haven't found a way to keep that orange shit from coming off and adhering to fingers.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (lYlRK)

Imagine what that orange dust and strong black coffee are doing to the color our our bowels.... Sad!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (2sCft)

243 Weasel, WeaselDog has posted previously regarding enjoying graham crackers with peanut butter, in case you're thinking of another snack.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (DMUuz)

244 Scogg, new owner of Ruger SR 9? I got Mrs. Red the SR 9C with a green laser. Fits her hands nicely and she shoots it well. Only downside is the spring is so stiff it's hard for her to rack it.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (QjpM/)

245 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (xJa6I)

Kinda' splits the difference between Infantry and Mountain - little bit better in rough terrain, little bit better morale, little bit lower HP, little bit more cost.

Seems to work when I play Italy ... but I'm no expert.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (fiGNd)

246 242. Nothing a little methylene blue can't fix.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (fA1SL)

247 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

I have an Imac. I guess I want divisional symbols and no tactical minuatures on a strategic . operational game. And the HOI navy stuff mostly blows.

Finally, I organize, organize, position, and except for maybe 1 year game time of fun play time, it's all too easy against the AI. Like I'll hold Germany out of WWII until 1945, let the Allies build up a massive force, then outmaneuver them all.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (hyuyC)

248 Imagine what that orange dust and strong black coffee are doing to the color our our bowels.... Sad!
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (2sCft)


That's why you spring for the clearcoat.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (y87Qq)

249 Oh ... on my retarded moves to problem 2 I labeled them all upside down ... and some of them backwards. But you all know what I meant.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (8gDQu)

250 will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!


On the other hand........
++++
Doesn't sound quite Kosher to me.
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (2sCft)

Please don't hate me for asking but an observant Jew eat bacon flavored junk food, which doesn't actually include bacon?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (5fRCd)

251 201 Parkland Hogg and his cronies in the Tide Pod Mob - they're actors. Drama club and with state department ties, because of course.

https://tinyurl.com/y8d4fvgw
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (fA1SL)

People are wising up and waking up.

For me the point of no return was David Wheeler getting caught playing two parts in Sandy Hook. He is an actor who played a grieving dad and the sloppy Swat team member.. Somebody caught this bozo carrying his rifle around by the clip and pointing it at people and dragging the strap on the ground, which on the news on multiple outlets. And it all falls appart from there.

3 minute clip very related.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1G8LoUk-bf8

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (g4lFK)

252 238 You want to let the oyters shine.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (fuK7c)
+++
I know I want to let my oysters shine!

Posted by: Hope Solo

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (2sCft)

253 Isn't there a plain version meant for dipping?

Those are just tortilla chips. I think Doritos have always been addictive as all get-out.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (XA9IT)

254 Imagine what that orange dust and strong black coffee are doing to the color our our bowels.... Sad! "

Whoops. Thought you said ... Shep!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (7LY+6)

255 I've been eating Doritos for 30 years and I'm surprised they haven't found a way to keep that orange shit from coming off and adhering to fingers.

Band aids ?

Rubber gloves ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (B4vfZ)

256 The one thing, maybe only so far, that the Vegas shooting did was get Bump Stocks in the evil category. They carry on like every AR is equipped with them.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (aC6Sd)


And to this day, we know next to nothing about the Vegas shooting, or the shooter. Everyone's clammed right up, and the crack reporters of the MSM are busy inventing Russian connections to Trump. I wonder why?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (lYlRK)

257 Winter Olympics used to end with the big hill ski jump, I think. Very dramatic. I did manage to watch some of that in the nordic combined.


I've had reasonable satisfaction watching the live feeds. Nordic skiing events in particular have been great. The men's 50K (marathon) yesterday was classic (no pun intended, it was classic style - they alternate styles every Olympics).


Only whine is that there aren't *enough* event live feeds. I wanted to see more speed skating.


Tastes vary and most here have little interest in winter sports, but I have completely avoided the NBC broadcast horrors people talk about (have seen maybe 5 minutes of that product) - and the ski jump and nordic skiing commentators were fine. Hockey guys had just the expected boring NHL-focus, and were semi-insightful as to what was going on, but no political idiocy.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (ETFzT)

258
I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (lYlRK)


Phrasing

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (aY2X+)

259 243 Weasel, WeaselDog has posted previously regarding enjoying graham crackers with peanut butter, in case you're thinking of another snack.

Just sayin'
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (DMUuz)
-----
Heh - you know, I had kind of forgotten that! I'm sure WD hasn't though.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (Sfs6o)

260 234 I ate some kind of fish or shrimp flavored snack here that did not impress my taste buds.
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (5fRCd)

I get that A LOT

Posted by: CANKLES SCHMUNDIE at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (VWsDy)

261 255. Finger cots, like cash-handlers wear?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (fA1SL)

262 OK

Close your eyes

Your a male goose

There's a female goose

And she stands up

And she starts walking.....

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (B4vfZ)


FFFRREEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDOOOMMMMMM!!!!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:03 PM (8gDQu)

263 been eating Doritos for 30 years and I'm surprised they haven't found a way to keep that orange shit from coming off and adhering to fingers.

Band aids ?

Rubber gloves ?
Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (B4vfZ

Little bowls of water?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:03 PM (5fRCd)

264 Just got back from the old quarry after squeezing off ~200 rounds of 9mm ball ammo. I was testing some new Magpul PMAG GL9's magazines. I purchased three 17 round and three 10 round to fit a G17 and G26. Flawless loading and feeding. $13 a piece. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 24, 2018 06:03 PM (r9UYA)

265 235. my image went away, but from what I recall the hair didn't match styles of the late 30s. The photo did have an English feel though.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:04 PM (1F6Sr)

266 Shine on, you crazy oysters.

Posted by: Pink Droid at February 24, 2018 06:04 PM (Tyii7)

267 263. Tiny little bubbles....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:04 PM (fA1SL)

268 I ate some kind of fish or shrimp flavored snack here that did not impress my taste buds.
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (5fRCd)

I get that A LOT
Posted by: CANKLES SCHMUNDIE at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (VWsDy)

I just threw up in my mouth.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:04 PM (5fRCd)

269 1. ... Bc3 attacking both Knight Rook winning Knight or exchange
Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (1bnL3)


1...Bc6 is a start. Now find White's strongest continuation.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (lYlRK)

270 232
You're probably just thinking of Tostitos, which came in plain corn chips.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (8gDQu)


I could swear there used to be unflavored Doritos! I feel like I'm a Twilight Zone episode where I'm the only one who remembers them.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (sdi6R)

271 FFFRREEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDOOOMMMMMM!!!!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


LOL

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (B4vfZ)

272 No way NOLA Hoolies still has an oyster hour. Anyone know ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (VWsDy)

273 Please don't hate me for asking but an observant Jew eat bacon flavored junk food, which doesn't actually include bacon?
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (5fRCd)


Yeah. Bacon Salt is certified kosher.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 06:06 PM (y87Qq)

274 Thanks, I'm seeing a new physical therapist, one who specialize in "orthopedic" type injuries (previous therapist was more "neuro", like for stroke victims) and he's got me doing some new exercises. Mrs. Muse tells me that the external rotation has gotten a bit better so we'll keep at it.

It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (lYlRK)

++++

Are you able to make a daily measure of your status? I think it helps if you can see a quantifiable measure of your progress, even if it is slow. If you have a number, even something small that comes out to say 1% improvement per week, you can still have some kind of idea how long the road is.

If you don't have a definitive measure, combined with slow progress, it seems like you are stuck in sort of the same place forever.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 06:06 PM (pvjTE)

275 270. Know how ya feel. This week i learned that there was a fifth roommate on The Young Ones.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:06 PM (fA1SL)

276 Tiny little bubbles....

In the wine......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (B4vfZ)

277 264 You want to let the oyters shine.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (fuK7c)
+++
Huh? Good to know the Glock mags can be expensive. But I do luv me those extended 22 round mags for my G22!!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (2sCft)

278 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)



I hear the Enola Gay is a popular costume over there. And if they tell him it's gay gay he might fall for it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (SiINZ)

279 Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (sdi6R)
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Now that you mention it, I sort of recall that too. Before all the super-nachoey business.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (Sfs6o)

280 268 I ate some kind of fish or shrimp flavored snack here that did not impress my taste buds.
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (5fRCd)

I get that A LOT
Posted by: CANKLES SCHMUNDIE at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (VWsDy)

I just threw up in my mouth.
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018

See above

Posted by: CANKLES SCHMUNDIE at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (VWsDy)

281 258
I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (lYlRK)

Phrasing

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (aY2X+)


You're lucky I deleted my original, which used the phrase "blowing my wad."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (lYlRK)

282 247 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

I have an Imac. I guess I want divisional symbols and no tactical minuatures on a strategic . operational game. And the HOI navy stuff mostly blows.

Finally, I organize, organize, position, and except for maybe 1 year game time of fun play time, it's all too easy against the AI. Like I'll hold Germany out of WWII until 1945, let the Allies build up a massive force, then outmaneuver them all.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (hyuyC)

The AI does make some elementary mistakes.

I like to go to war early, before Russia gets over the effect of the Great Purge.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:08 PM (xJa6I)

283 I could swear there used to be unflavored Doritos! I feel like I'm a Twilight Zone episode where I'm the only one who remembers them.
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Don't feel bad.

Posted by: The Berenstain Bears at February 24, 2018 06:08 PM (RFYR/)

284 I could swear there used to be unflavored Doritos! I feel like I'm a Twilight Zone episode where I'm the only one who remembers them.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (sdi6R)


There has never been unflavored Doritos. You're obviously hallucinating.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (lYlRK)

285 1...Bc3 is a start. Now find White's strongest continuation.

2. Bb4+

is forcing but I don't see anything further ... same with

2. Bg5+

In both cases black has an obvious response and I don't see anything obvious for white afterwards.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (vWMNq)

286 And here's a question... Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small? I checked and that little box is supposed to contain TEN servings.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (Sfs6o)

287 https://www.twitch.tv/chess

Weekend speed chess tourney with some big names incl. Magnus. Plus a cute girl casting!

Posted by: goodluckduck at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (V8zw+)

288 Just tested all my 1911 magazines this week (well, not the very nice Wilson Combat ones, no need to do that). Had a bunch of malfunctions at shootin' match last weekend. Guess then, now confirmed - slightly under-charged rounds resulted in incomplete cycling, so new round was not properly stripped from mag on slide return to battery.


Have a mixed bag of mags - some Brownell's, some surplus from CMP, and some Colt and McCormack that came with the gun (used).


Almost disappointed. Brownell's has good Wilson mags on sale at a pretty discounted price, now it's harder to justify buying any.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:10 PM (ETFzT)

289 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?

Because they're awful?

Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (Tyii7)

290 240. I cut the cord, so cannot enjoy MFY with the morons this eve.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (1F6Sr)

291 The correctly labeled moves for problem 2:

..... Bc6
Rg1 Rab8
Na5 Be4
Rbc1 Rhd8
f3 Bxf3
exf3 Rxb2


...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (8gDQu)

292 230 221 If anyone here donated to the System Shock kickstarter then BAHAHAHAHAH suckers:
youtube.com/watch?v=ROlLSbFSpR4
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:39 PM (6FqZa)

So, it sounds like the developers are a bunch of pajama boys who couldn't keep the dev team focused, and make hard decisions about what to keep in versus what to leave out.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (Tnhbr)

I'm one of those suckers who backed this...

And yeah, failure at high level, story of almost every software company I've worked at.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (xJa6I)


Hobby game designer here. 4 devs, 1 tester, 2 content creators. No managers. Lots of fun!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (di1hb)

293 Oh dear:

The very first Doritos were sort of plain-flavored. American consumers found the chips kind of plain without sauce, so Frito-Lay gave them a sort of Mexican seasoning called "Taco" in 1968. What we think of as the "original" flavor, nacho cheese, debuted in 1974.

So maybe rickl is right.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (lYlRK)

294 You know ... Monk has some good links.

Worth a look.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (fiGNd)

295 89 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?

Because they're awful?
Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (Tyii7)

Now I get it. The boxes are too small for grapes or nuts

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (5fRCd)

296 @ rhomboid

1911's and ARs...magazine problems cause most of my problems with both platforms.

I guess that's another reason I go with Glocks and XD mags.

Glad you got yours fixed.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (xJa6I)

297 And here's a question... Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small? I checked and that little box is supposed to contain TEN servings.

Posted by: Weasel


When you add the milk, the nuts get bigger.....

it's like porn for them.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (B4vfZ)

298 Well, ok, the Asian model. I'll take 3. Program one as chef/housekeeper, one as a bodyguard, and the one pictured for........the other stuff.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (zLDYs)

299 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

I have to stack the deck against any country I run to have fun.

For ex: Getting Italian paratroopers into Tasmania or New Zealand, or dominating the entire world gets boring. Even being the last one standing. The AI is not sharp.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (hyuyC)

300 And I've switched to a stouter charge (pretty much standard M2 ball ammo pressures/velocities) after switching to standard 16-lb spring in the 1911 from what I think was a 14-lb spring that came with the gun.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (ETFzT)

301 284
There has never been unflavored Doritos. You're obviously hallucinating.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (lYlRK)


I guess that means I have to turn in my guns, then.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (sdi6R)

302 There is nothing I eat that claims what 1 serving is enough for me

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (aC6Sd)

303 289 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?

Because they're awful?
Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (Tyii7)
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I like them, but then there aren't many breakfast cereals I don't like. Grape Nuts are good with honey.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (Sfs6o)

304 David Hogg edited video during the shooting. He repeats it's not a drill. We thought it was a drill. This while hearing gunshots. The nepotism always brings down totalitarian regimes because sloppy and incompetence.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gZVioBDjFeM

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 06:14 PM (g4lFK)

305 301 284
There has never been unflavored Doritos. You're obviously hallucinating.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (lYlRK)

I guess that means I have to turn in my guns, then.
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (sdi6R)

*takes notes*
Agitated. Memory gaps. Delusions of unflavored Doritos.

Sorry sir, I'm declaring you mentally unstable and taking your guns away.

Posted by: Florida cop at February 24, 2018 06:15 PM (D9v9b)

306 Cheddar horseradish potato chips are good

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:15 PM (1F6Sr)

307 There is nothing I eat that claims what 1 serving is enough for me

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (aC6Sd)


Yep. Nothing even close.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:15 PM (8gDQu)

308 @247 Finally, I organize, organize, position, and except for maybe 1 year game time of fun play time, it's all too easy against the AI. Like I'll hold Germany out of WWII until 1945, let the Allies build up a massive force, then outmaneuver them all.
-----------------

Reminds me of a game design post over at GMT Games (makers of a large number of strategy board games). The guy writing had been playtesting a new World War I game that the company was planning on releasing, and got hit with the problem - "What if Germany decides not to invade right away?"

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:16 PM (VAt5v)

309 Yeah Mark I think it was the charge level in the reloads. When I did my very first reloads, it was 9mm for the XD. It was funny - I started very low, per the safety mantra, and as expected the first couple load levels would barely move the slide back.


XD mags have never misfed for me apart from those reload tests where the ammo was under-powered. And with 9mm I don't experiment much, just mimic factory ammo.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:16 PM (ETFzT)

310 Cheddar horseradish potato chips are good

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:15 PM (1F6Sr)


Well, pretty much anything with cheddar and horseradish is good.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:17 PM (8gDQu)

311 Reminds me of a game design post over at GMT Games (makers of a large number of strategy board games). The guy writing had been playtesting a new World War I game that the company was planning on releasing, and got hit with the problem - "What if Germany decides not to invade right away?"
Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:16 PM (VAt5v)


Sitzkrieg.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:17 PM (fiGNd)

312 Just as a reminder, we have a WoW Horde guild on Hellscream and an Alliance guild on Rexxar if any of you people are into World of Warcraft. Polliwogette is the guild leader, the guild on Hellscream is ValU Rite Pudding. Rexxar is slightly different - Val U Rite Pudding (spaced different).

We have tons of alts of just about every level and we're up for levelling or chatting on Battlenet. My main on Hellscream is Carson and on Rexxar it is Dreadnought.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 24, 2018 06:18 PM (c1VpD)

313 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?"

Denser. They're keeping the weight similar, even if that means different sizes.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 06:18 PM (7LY+6)

314 There is nothing I eat that claims what 1 serving is enough for me


My favorite is "Serves a family of 4". What, four hamsters?

Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at February 24, 2018 06:19 PM (Tyii7)

315 @122
You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.
----------------

I just bought it, myself. Two of my brothers play it, and it's currently sixty percent off on Steam (until Monday morning).

It's downloading right now.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:19 PM (VAt5v)

316 313. Biodegradable aquarium gravel.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:19 PM (fA1SL)

317 Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 24, 2018 06:18 PM (c1VpD)

I would absolutely love Multi-Playing with the Horde.

But I don't play WoW. HOI IV. Civ VI. Destiny (hangs head in shame).

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:19 PM (fiGNd)

318 I'm really flailing with problem #2 as well. If you're going to advise 2. ... Bd5 as your second move, you also need to deal with an alternative if white instead moves 2. c6

Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (t3LBb)

319 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?"

Hilary handles the nuts before packaging.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (B4vfZ)

320 grape nuts have to be sprinkled on some other cereal. I don't think they can be the main event.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (1F6Sr)

321 solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:21 PM (lYlRK)

322 junior

Exactly. You can't play out sending the developed German Army east against Russia like the Kaiser suggested.

The mobilization & train schedules in the strategic plans were too rigid in real life. The German General Staff flubbed it at the start in WWI, by not letting the French bleed out during their Plan 17, and crush the Russians early.

Makes one wonder about the touted brilliance of the German military, who were strategically sub-morons.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:21 PM (hyuyC)

323 Sure there were plain Doritos. For a while, that's all there was. Those of a certain age remember before everything came in 23 flavors.


For tortilla chips there are always excellent local-made varieties in regular stores or Mexican grocery stores. Haven't had Doritos or similar for a long time.


But put a bag of ranch flavored or probably anything else (other than guacamole) in front of me and get our your stopwatch to see how long they last .....


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:21 PM (ETFzT)

324 Queso Dip.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (Sfs6o)

325 312 Just as a reminder, we have a WoW Horde guild on Hellscream and an Alliance guild on Rexxar if any of you people are into World of Warcraft. Polliwogette is the guild leader, the guild on Hellscream is ValU Rite Pudding. Rexxar is slightly different - Val U Rite Pudding (spaced different).

We have tons of alts of just about every level and we're up for levelling or chatting on Battlenet. My main on Hellscream is Carson and on Rexxar it is Dreadnought.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 24, 2018 06:18 PM (c1VpD)

Temping, very tempting....I haven't played WOW in a while. It would be fun playing with real morons instead of the fake version.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (xJa6I)

326 I'm really flailing with problem #2 as well"

Bring up heavy armor, cover with a mix of rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Use naval power to cut off retreat by sea...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (7LY+6)

327 just realized only a couple ettes on the dress thread.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (1F6Sr)

328 OM, thank you for another fun thread. I'm glad you are healing, albeit at a slow pace.

And your Korean model is a shining example that dresses here are really for the guys.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:24 PM (hyuyC)

329 Queso Dip.

Posted by: Weasel


Does John have a long mustache ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:24 PM (B4vfZ)

330 Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (t3LBb)

I had the labels all messed up in that transcription. I put the correct labels in comment #291.

My second bishop move was really to e4 to force white's b rook to move.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:25 PM (8gDQu)

331 Dinner tonight is lasagne, salad and sourdough. I plan to stuff myself.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)

332 dresses here are really for the guys

How right you are!

Posted by: Johnny Weird at February 24, 2018 06:25 PM (Tyii7)

333 Tiny little bubbles....

In the wine......
Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM

Makes me happy....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 24, 2018 06:26 PM (0dBoU)

334 @182 Someone should make a "Papers Please" style game about being an FBI agent getting tips on mass shootings.
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Speaking of "Papers Please"...

When I was on Steam just a bit ago, I noticed that the item at the top of the New Releases list is a free ten minute movie based on that game.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:26 PM (VAt5v)

335 329 Queso Dip.

Posted by: Weasel


Does John have a long mustache ?
Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:24 PM (B4vfZ)
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I figured that was all that was really needed. Damn it's addictive.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:26 PM (Sfs6o)

336 How right you are!


Posted by: Johnny Weird


You goin' out tonite, Big Fella ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:26 PM (B4vfZ)

337 Weird Dave was the moderator of two Horde Diplomacy games. That was soo much fun.

I still have all the emails and maps.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (hyuyC)

338 Is this like the weirdest thread or what? Are those chicks chess cheerleaders?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (70cRb)

339 Temping, very tempting....I haven't played WOW in a while. It would be fun playing with real morons instead of the fake version.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (xJa6I)


It's a blast. I played a bit with IC and Polliwogette back in September or October.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (y87Qq)

340 Dinner tonight is lasagne, salad and sourdough. I plan to stuff myself.

Posted by: Weasel at February



Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (B4vfZ)

341 Its a shame there are no artillery pieces in chess, say a piece can jump 4 spaces over any other and attack that square.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (aC6Sd)

342 On the strategy video games note...

Have any of you guys played Command: Modern Air/Naval Ops? I picked it up a while back, but haven't jumped into it quite yet. I'm wondering if any of you have. Supposedly, it's somewhat akin to Harpoon.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (VAt5v)

343 Weird Dave was the moderator of two Horde Diplomacy games. That was soo much fun.

I still have all the emails and maps.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (hyuyC)


I would absolutely play that ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (fiGNd)

344 308
Reminds me of a game design post over at GMT Games (makers of a large number of strategy board games). The guy writing had been playtesting a new World War I game that the company was planning on releasing, and got hit with the problem - "What if Germany decides not to invade right away?"
Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:16 PM (VAt5v)


So, like peacetime?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (sdi6R)

345 341. They're called knights.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (fA1SL)

346 You goin' out tonite, Big Fella ?

Sadly, not tonight. I just can't seem to do a thing with that buffalo chip on my head!

Posted by: Johnny Weird at February 24, 2018 06:30 PM (Tyii7)

347 rickl, you are vindicated!

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:30 PM (1F6Sr)

348 Is this like the weirdest thread or what? Are those chicks chess cheerleaders?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob

Are those chicks chess cheerleaders?



Is that a twongue tister ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:30 PM (B4vfZ)

349 grape nuts have to be sprinkled on some other cereal ice covered roads to improve traction.. I don't think they can be the main event chewed with human teeth.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 24, 2018 06:31 PM (EyPfd)

350 NaClyDog recently read book (Death of the Wehrmact - Citino), simplified, observed that German general staff mindset (since Frederick) was mostly maneuver (Bewegungschlact) aimed at envelopment (Kesselschlact), with generally little thought to logistics or larger strategy.


Much of WWII certainly followed that pattern. And "thinking about logistics" does not = "Russia will be defeated in a few months so logistics won't matter". Good thing WWII Germany didn't marry their own mastery of maneuver warfare and exceptional soldiers with American globe-girdling logistics genius.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:31 PM (ETFzT)

351 Mrs. E said today was 'leftover' day. So tomorrow I eat what is leftover of the leftovers leftover from today. So to speak.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 06:31 PM (zLDYs)

352 For ex: Getting Italian paratroopers into Tasmania or New Zealand, or dominating the entire world gets boring. Even being the last one standing. The AI is not sharp.
Posted by: NaCly
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As an aside, early in the war, Britain was short on troops and Churchill was busy trying to get the Dominion's troops to where they would be most effective.

The Union of South Africa's troops were not so well trained as others, but were available (kind of). Churchill's comment was, "Well, at any rate, they ought to be able to handle the Italians".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (7ThJ3)

353 340 Dinner tonight is lasagne, salad and sourdough. I plan to stuff myself.

Posted by: Weasel at February

I'm jealous man but sourdough? A nice eyetalian rustica. Crusty and hot. Butter. Dipped in sauce. ....mmmmmmm.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (70cRb)

354 Another example of how the Courts can protects us.

http://tinyurl.com/y8hjjqux

or not

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (EyPfd)

355 345 341. They're called knights.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (fA1SL)

Deus Vult!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (xJa6I)

356 329
Queso Dip.



Posted by: Weasel

Is the chair against the wall?

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 06:33 PM (gEvQ8)

357 Amateurs debate strategery. Professionals handle logistics...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 06:33 PM (7LY+6)

358 And Peter O'Toole is SO good in 'My Favorite Year'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (xJa6I)

359 That ball gown is so beautiful, wouldn't it be nice if girls dressed like that again?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (39g3+)

360 Chick UFC and vodka...yeah baby!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (70cRb)

361 318 I'm really flailing with problem #2 as well. If you're going to advise 2. ... Bd5 as your second move, you also need to deal with an alternative if white instead moves 2. c6
Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (t3LBb)


?? White doesn't have a c pawn. Remember, we're looking from Black's side of the board.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (sdi6R)

362 So tomorrow I eat what is leftover of the leftovers leftover from today. So to speak.


Posted by: Eromero


Whew.

Well, if we never hear from ya again, we'll know what happened.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (B4vfZ)

363 There is nothing I eat that claims what 1 serving is enough for me

Posted by: Skip
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That's what being a Hungrarian is all about.
And pass that roast this way while you're at it.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (AC18V)

364 I'm jealous man but sourdough? A nice eyetalian rustica. Crusty and hot. Butter. Dipped in sauce. ....mmmmmmm.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (70cRb)
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Pretty sure that's what I saw coming in! I could be wrong though.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (Sfs6o)

365 rhomboid

Yes. This has been a truism for many years. The Allies relied on that error pattern and Hitler's many mistakes to win.

I did like Citino's book on Operational Warfare, Blitzkrieg, a lot. He is a good writer.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (hyuyC)

366 341 Its a shame there are no artillery pieces in chess, say a piece can jump 4 spaces over any other and attack that square.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (aC6Sd)


What they've found when they've invented chess variants with even more powerful pieces (of the sort you suggest) is that those are the pieces that get used, while the minor pieces (knights and bishops) are mostly ignored.

Chess is a finely balanced game, and the addition of new pieces always seems to disrupt it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (lYlRK)

367 Knights kind of jump over other pieces, they don't need a direct line to move.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 06:36 PM (39g3+)

368 @350 Much of WWII certainly followed that pattern. And "thinking about logistics" does not = "Russia will be defeated in a few months so logistics won't matter". Good thing WWII Germany didn't marry their own mastery of maneuver warfare and exceptional soldiers with American globe-girdling logistics genius.
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I doubt it would have mattered. Even if they'd been that far-sighted, they didn't have the transport capacity. This is an army that was still using horse-drawn wagons throughout the war because there weren't enough trucks.

American logistical amazingness worked because the Americans were able to see far enough ahead to plan the system out, and also because there were enough transport vehicles to move it all. When a US infantry unit needed to move to a different place on the line, the men got into their trucks and rode to their destination. When a German infantry unit needed to do the same thing, they started marching (only the Panzergrenadier units had trucks for the infantry).

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:37 PM (VAt5v)

369 Thanks Gents ... Death of the Wehrmacht. Hadn't read this one.

Will now.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:37 PM (fiGNd)

370 I doubt it would have mattered. Even if they'd been that far-sighted, they didn't have the transport capacity. This is an army that was still using horse-drawn wagons throughout the war because there weren't enough trucks.

And they were always extremely limited on fuel (largely because of English and American strategy to deny them fuel). Germany absolutely had to conquer huge territory fast and hold it long enough to build up for another push. Being tricked into attacking the USSR ruined them, because they weren't ready. It was inevitable, they just needed time to build up stores and fuel for another major campaign.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (39g3+)

371 348 Is this like the weirdest thread or what?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob


You're lucky I didn't turn it into a curling thread, what with Team USA winning gold in men's curling yesterday and all.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (lYlRK)

372 O'Toole got an Oscar nod for MFY, one of eight. He never won.

First up was for Lawrence. He lost to Gregory Peck in Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (pV/54)

373 Mike H. there were some South African pilots of note, I think.


And Rommel regarded the New Zealanders he faced in North Africa the elite among his foes, I believe.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (ETFzT)

374 That ball gown is so beautiful, wouldn't it be nice if girls dressed like that again?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Rockwell did several illustrations (probably for Ladies Home Journal) depicting women trying on dresses from the past. Here are a couple:

I think this one is titled 'Treasure': http://tinyurl.com/ybeegk57

and another:
http://tinyurl.com/y7xkadbq

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 06:40 PM (Zdm89)

375 That ball gown is so beautiful, wouldn't it be nice if girls dressed like that again?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM

It would. It would also be good if men learned how to dress well again. I draw the line at hats, though. I am not a hat person.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 24, 2018 06:40 PM (0dBoU)

376 Movies

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (12Ea6)

377 WE'VE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (lYlRK)

378 Mike Hammer

Yes. Compare and contrast the 9th Australian Division surrounded in Tobruk with the 2nd South African Division, which surrendered at Tobruk.

The New Zealand 2nd Infantry Division was the best division in the 8th Army.

Stalin was disgusted with the Allies being unable to handle a small corps of Germans and Italians when that was all the Allies were fighting. But the casualty lists favored the Commonwealth way of war in the end.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (hyuyC)

379 350 NaClyDog recently read book (Death of the Wehrmact - Citino), simplified, observed that German general staff mindset (since Frederick) was mostly maneuver (Bewegungschlact) aimed at envelopment (Kesselschlact), with generally little thought to logistics or larger strategy.


Much of WWII certainly followed that pattern. And "thinking about logistics" does not = "Russia will be defeated in a few months so logistics won't matter". Good thing WWII Germany didn't marry their own mastery of maneuver warfare and exceptional soldiers with American globe-girdling logistics genius.
Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:31 PM (ETFzT)

...not...quite?

There problem is politics, especially in the General Staff planning. The generals, mostly, understood logistics but the insertion of decisions by Hitler, Goring, etc complicated planning and transport. Manstein and Guderian were damn fine planners and strategists that did not neglect logistics but also didn't have authority to allocate resources.

There's also the weapon procurement problem where the real improved weapons systems had to jump through hoops like crazy to get into soldier's hands.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (xJa6I)

380 @373
And Rommel regarded the New Zealanders he faced in North Africa the elite among his foes, I believe.
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A lot of that was probably the Maoris. From what I've heard, if the Germans learned that there was a Haka Dance starting up, then they got worried.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:42 PM (VAt5v)

381 Oooh movies!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:42 PM (xJa6I)

382 In the original version of chess, the precursors of the bishops were called elephants, and they moved two squares diagonally in any direction. They could jump over pieces of either color.

But they were very restricted. Each elephant could only occupy eight squares on the board, and no elephant could capture another elephant.

I have a hard time picturing strategy in early chess, but it must have been a fascinating game and I'd like to see it make a comeback. After all, it was played for nearly 1000 years before the modern rules.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:43 PM (sdi6R)

383 364 I'm jealous man but sourdough? A nice eyetalian rustica. Crusty and hot. Butter. Dipped in sauce. ....mmmmmmm.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (70cRb)
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Pretty sure that's what I saw coming in! I could be wrong though.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (Sfs6o)

hey, I'm jealous. Give me a 30 day lead next item and I'll bring te bread, wine and cannolis.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:43 PM (70cRb)

384 @370 And they were always extremely limited on fuel (largely because of English and American strategy to deny them fuel).
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The Romanian oil fields at Ploesti were probably the single biggest source for the German military. It's estimated that Romania's surrender (and switch to the Allies) cut a year off the length of the war. And the loss of the oil was probably a big part of that.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:44 PM (VAt5v)

385 I doubt it would have mattered. Even if they'd been that far-sighted,
they didn't have the transport capacity. This is an army that was still
using horse-drawn wagons throughout the war because there weren't
enough trucks.

I've pointed this out numerous times to other people. While the Western allies and Russians (using Studebaker trucks) were moving men and material in trucks, in many cases the Germans were using horse drawn vehicles. They had an extensive rail system, but the SS were too busy moving Jews to death camps to use it to move supplies.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 06:44 PM (gEvQ8)

386 The generals, mostly, understood logistics but the insertion of decisions by Hitler, Goring, etc complicated planning and transport.

If the Wehrmacht presses the advantage and captures 200,000 British Troops at Dunkirk ... I don't think Churchill gets nearly as many pages in the history books.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:45 PM (fiGNd)

387 President Trump's plan to hold a military parade in "The Swamp" moves forward as H R McMaster gives SecDef Mattis his orders. The date will be the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, November 11, 2018, marking the end of World War I.

https://tinyurl.com/y6vzcwh3

Would you please stand and remove your hats for the singing of our National Anthem? Thank you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iYcheeUS5A


Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at February 24, 2018 06:45 PM (EMi53)

388 @379 There's also the weapon procurement problem where the real improved weapons systems had to jump through hoops like crazy to get into soldier's hands.
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I've heard that Hitler didn't like assault rifles (probably due to the reduced range in comparison with a bolt action). So he banned them. The German military got around this prohibition by reclassifying them as "machine pistols".

Problems then emerged when Hitler apparently found out that units at the front were requesting more of the new "pistols".

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:47 PM (VAt5v)

389 VIA, that story is so sickening. Didn't realize it was an off-duty cop. Echoes of course of the TX church shooting - and of many other violent incidents where the stacks of gun laws remain unenforced (the few that actually have some sense to them).


There was a hubbub in CA not long ago when whichever loathsome idiot was attorney general (don't think it was dim Harris, maybe her predecessor) announced a campaign to enforce court orders and mental health judgements for removing firearms from those named.


I of course shared the loathing for the attorney general and the state in general on guns (and now, mostly everything), but could not get that worked up about the specifics. There were lots of real nutjobs, some with serial violent incident histories, involved (like the killer in MD).


Judging unfitness remains a *very* dangerous minefield for any civil right including the 2A, but sometimes it's not such a hard call, and I see little to get upset about when truly violent wackos (as evidenced by their resumes) are targeted.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:47 PM (ETFzT)

390

Wounds my taste buds with a monotonous flavour.

Posted by: BBC radio at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (IqV8l)

391 hey, I'm jealous. Give me a 30 day lead next item and I'll bring te bread, wine and cannolis.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:43 PM (70cRb)
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That's a deal!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (Sfs6o)

392 366
Chess is a finely balanced game, and the addition of new pieces always seems to disrupt it.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (lYlRK)


Just thinking about Tamerlane Chess makes my brain hurt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamerlane_chess


But that was an idea to juice up the game before the modern rules came into play.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (sdi6R)

393 371 348 Is this like the weirdest thread or what?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob

You're lucky I didn't turn it into a curling thread, what with Team USA winning gold in men's curling yesterday and all.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (lYlRK)

Oh please OM. Heidi was a curler and today I watched the match rerun and she keeps yelliing it "Miracurl on Ice!"

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (70cRb)

394 junior

The NZ 2nd Division only had a battalion of Maoris. They were feared, like the Gurkhas.

But the level of battalion and company leadership was very high in the division. One example. Captain Charles Upham, company commander; VC and Bar, the only combatant officer to be so rewarded.

The NZ GOC screwed up at Crete in a big way, but even so it was a near run thing due to troop quality.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (hyuyC)

395 -----
That's a deal!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (Sfs6o)

Lol. Ok, and i make a mean meatball.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (70cRb)

396 @389
There was a hubbub in CA not long ago when whichever loathsome idiot was attorney general (don't think it was dim Harris, maybe her predecessor) announced a campaign to enforce court orders and mental health judgements for removing firearms from those named.
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Moonbeam was the AG right before Harris.

The guy before Moonbeam was Lockyer. He apparently wanted to put ID numbers on each handgun bullet sold in the state in an attempt to trace ammunition used in a crime.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (VAt5v)

397 You have to admit that Hitler was his own worst enemy and the Allies greatest secret weapon. It's scary to think of what would have been had someone even remotely competent were in charge.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 06:53 PM (gEvQ8)

398 Oh please OM. Heidi was a curler and today I watched the match rerun and she keeps yelliing it "Miracurl on Ice!"
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (70cRb)


She tends to get loud, when stressed.

But she doesn't listen to solid advice. Like "Slap Hot Iron On It".

Nobody is perfect.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:54 PM (fiGNd)

399 If the Wehrmacht presses the advantage and captures 200,000 British Troops at Dunkirk ... I don't think Churchill gets nearly as many pages in the history books.
Posted by: ScoggDog
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Maybe. But bear in mind that the defeat, retreat and evacuation of the BEF was underway, essentially, before Churchill even took office.

Moreover, ALL equipment was lost at Dunkirk, so the further loss would have been the troops, who were not irreplaceable, nor had they particularly acquitted themselves.

For a sense of it, the volunteer Home Guard had raised 1.5 million men by June/July.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (QxXRY)

400 She tends to get loud, when stressed.
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Grandfather! Grandfather!

Posted by: Heidi at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (QxXRY)

401 397 You have to admit that Hitler was his own worst enemy and the Allies greatest secret weapon. It's scary to think of what would have been had someone even remotely competent were in charge.
Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 06:53 PM (gEvQ


Insisting that the Me-262 should be developed as a bomber instead of a fighter was right up there among the greatest blunders in military history. It would have made every other fighter in the world obsolete.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

402 Great! Now I know what Justin is going to be wearing on any future state visits to Korea.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (ewxPW)

403 Gotta read up on Crete. Read a book on the kidnapping of the German general by local resistance working with SOE Brits, it covered the battle briefly. Sounded like a debacle for the krauts, really should have been defeated (at least their first, airbone-centric attempt).

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (ETFzT)

404 Just thinking about Tamerlane Chess makes my brain hurt.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamerlane_chess

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (sdi6R)


( *gapes in disbelief* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (lYlRK)

405 Maybe. But bear in mind that the defeat, retreat and evacuation of the BEF was underway, essentially, before Churchill even took office.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (QxXRY)


Maybe. That's a good counter-point. The 1.5 Million number is as well.

I love studying WW II. The tactics, politics, grand strategy ... all of it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (fiGNd)

406 Insisting
that the Me-262 should be developed as a bomber instead of a fighter
was right up there among the greatest blunders in military history. It
would have made every other fighter in the world obsolete.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

And could have been deployable in 1943, IIRC

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (gEvQ8)

407 She tends to get loud, when stressed.

But she doesn't listen to solid advice. Like "Slap Hot Iron On It".

Nobody is perfect.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:54 PM (fiGNd)

LMAO!!! She went with maxi pad and duct tape, becuse I kept running n away form the hot iron.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (70cRb)

408 And could have been deployable in 1943, IIRC
Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (gEvQ


I've read ... in multiple places ... that Adolf had this notion that EVERY AIRFRAME had to be "Dive Bomb Capable".

If true ... or even if not ... its an illustration of the old dichotomy of power structures. Centralized ... with those Fuck Ups ? Or Distributed ... with those Fuck Ups ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (fiGNd)

409 404
( *gapes in disbelief* )
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (lYlRK)


I like how the camel was a super-knight.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (sdi6R)

410 Mike Hammer

Losing all the NCO, support staff and JOs would have crippled the UK Army. Especially losing the senior NCO, who take years to polish into the reinforcing rods of an entire battalion.

The Home Guard was a desperate defensive force with personal not suited for combat in any line of battle.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (hyuyC)

411 NOOD

movie night

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (EzdLW)

412 Another thread ... just when it's getting good ... gone.

Like. Tears. In. The. Rain.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:09 PM (fiGNd)

413 She tends to get loud, when stressed.
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Grandfather! Grandfather!
Posted by: Heidi at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (QxXRY)

Excuse me....the Real Heidi here. Be careful what you say, Bob is still recovering from shoulder surgery and the maxi pad incident and I'd hate for something else to happen to him.

Posted by: Heidi at February 24, 2018 07:10 PM (70cRb)

414 ScoggDog

We can keep it going. Got a WWII question? I'm nowhere as good as Anna Puma on aircraft type, but then who is?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (hyuyC)

415
Losing all the NCO, support staff and JOs would have crippled the UK Army. Especially losing the senior NCO, who take years to polish into the reinforcing rods of an entire battalion.

The Home Guard was a desperate defensive force with personal not suited for combat in any line of battle.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
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The question has been debated for 75 years. It necessarily involves speculation and assumptions. Here is some thoughtful discussion:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yaegnwl3

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (9tO1t)

416 I've read ... in multiple places ... that Adolf had this notion that EVERY AIRFRAME had to be "Dive Bomb Capable".

I believe that that was reason it wasn't deployed earlier. Hitler, instead of just a straight air superiority role, wanted it to have a close ground support capability. They had the same problem with tanks. They were awesome tanks, but very complex to maintain. The Soviets with their T-34, which were relatively simple to operate and maintain and could crank out 2,000 a month, and the Allies with the Sherman that we were produced in huge numbers and were not as complex as some of PanzerwerkKampfWagens, eventually overwhelmed the German forces. They could produce one Tiger, and the Allies could counter that with 100 tanks.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 07:13 PM (gEvQ8)

417 415 Mike Hammer

Thanks!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:15 PM (hyuyC)

418 I'm nowhere as good as Anna Puma on aircraft type, but then who is?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (hyuyC)


I find myself more delving into TO&E ... and how all that evolved.

And the tactics of how to organize Air Wings as well as Task Forces. Mitscher seemed to prefer "Four Carriers, Eight Cruisers, and Twenty-Four Destroyers". I always wonder how they came to those limits.

And - as a guy that plays games - it seems, at a basic level, as countries figuring out C&C enough to control bigger and bigger concentrations of firepower.

How the USAAF organized their shit just baffles me.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:17 PM (fiGNd)

419 Four Carriers came about because of the air marshalling frequency limits, limits on flashing light, signal flags, and Talk Between Ship circuits, sea room for the Task force, and the limits on radar plots of the time.

The screen ships were augmented by BBs and it was a tradeoff of ASW capacity and AA support. What evolved was a AA heavy unit, like a CLAA or BB giving direct support to an individual CV. The rest of the AA heavy screen were on the threat axis to stop the CAP leakers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM (hyuyC)

420 418 ScroggDog
How the USAAF organized their shit just baffles me.

Me too. Although they went with aircraft leading others in a box unit, so there was some commonality of units in action.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (hyuyC)

421 Hmm ... interesting.

So if I get to make MY DREAM COMPUTER GAME OF WWII THAT REALLY LOOKS LIKE A HOI IV MOD ...

... just putting a tech tree out that there that lets you increase the number of CVs from 1 to 2 to maybe 4 or more would simulate it ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (fiGNd)

422 The American Decision to go from Square Divisions to the Triangle seems important.

But I don't get WHY they did it - other than copying the most successful armies of the time.

The notion of "Two Up, One Back" makes sense - but I've found instances where that wasn't how they did it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (fiGNd)

423 ScoggDog

It took a while to get to four CVs. Lots of learning after each battle. Up to 1942 we had one CV per Task Force. Like at Coral Sea. Midway we got to two in one TF.

For example, we learned a lot about CAPs from the Royal Navy operating CVs in the Med. The FAA was more advances in some ways, but then the USN took the lead around 1943, with the arrival of the Essex class CVs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (hyuyC)

424 ScoggDog

More operational flexibility, and because the real killer was the artillery. That is where the US Army excelled.

Got to go.

Good chatting with you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (hyuyC)

425 A long time ago I read about how the AAF designed their combat boxes to maximize defensive fire, but I can't recall the the exact details.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gEvQ8)

426 It took a while to get to four CVs. Lots of learning after each battle. Up to 1942 we had one CV per Task Force. Like at Coral Sea. Midway we got to two in one TF.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (hyuyC)


Makes sense.

I understand the concept of needing to gain experience and skill to concentrate force ... just because of C&C limitations.

Interesting.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (fiGNd)

427 Later Salty. Enjoyed it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (fiGNd)

428 We can keep it going. Got a WWII question? I'm nowhere as good as Anna Puma on aircraft type, but then who is?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (hyuyC)

As it appears to be Hungarian Day:

What aircraft types were made in Budapest in WWII?

Who was Hungary's most distinguished combat pilot of that war, and what joke did the Hungarians play on the Soviets involving him?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, from the Military Museum on Castle Hill at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (zCyNd)

429 I understand the concept of needing to gain experience and skill to concentrate force ... just because of C&C limitations.

Interesting.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (fiGNd)

It was all about the Combat Information Center, a concept very much used ever since.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, from the the pizza place at February 24, 2018 07:53 PM (zCyNd)

430 For Problem1... Bc6

2.Bc3! Bxh1

Why not
2. Bc3! Bxb2 Now up a Knight and Rook is still hanging. After White moves/protects the Rook, Black can then play F6 to protect the Knight on E4.

F.Y.I. A couple of weeks ago, you missed a knight fork on your proposed solution on the 2nd problem

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 24, 2018 08:23 PM (1bnL3)

431 Is there a way for black to play to a draw in the first problem?

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The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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