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by Jave D
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1587: "Food Rule"
Replies: 86
Views: 11928

Re: 1587: "Food Rule"

I don't eat (or even touch) shrimp or oysters or squid (or octopus, or scallops, or clams or mussels or lobster or crab ETC) not because they do or don't have faces, not because they do or do not suffer, but because they look icky and conceptually seem gross and weird . My reasoning is unassailable ...
by Jave D
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Military Facilities Child Rape
Replies: 52
Views: 14402

Re: US Military Facilities Child Rape

Somebody doesn't care. Had we done it the Taliban might have taken the message and done bin Laden. Head on a spike so to speak. Which was the point. No war casualties. No consorting with child rapists. I don't care if they want to rape boys. I care that we became complicit. Are you really saying th...
by Jave D
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 982233

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

There is nothing unfair about asking it and the answer justified that it apparently needed asking. I've been mostly ignoring this, but I can't let this pass without saying that that is the absolute most bass-ackwards logic. I don't really give a shit, sorry. If your entire justification for asking ...
by Jave D
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 982233

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Ben Carson says he would not approve of a muslim president "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," he told NBC's Meet The Press. And the Republican party continues being insane. It seems to me like NBC trapped him with ...
by Jave D
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA finds liquid water on Mars
Replies: 30
Views: 7949

Re: NASA finds liquid water on Mars

It would mean that there's less pressure on humanity to succeed in life, not being the only ones around. We can fail at Earth but somewhere, something else would survive. It's a comfort. We don't need life on Mars for that. There's just a shit-ton of other life forms right here on Earth for that. L...
by Jave D
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA finds liquid water on Mars
Replies: 30
Views: 7949

Re: NASA finds liquid water on Mars

So we grow seaweed or something. ;) Anyway, liquid water increases the chance for existing life. Existing life on Mars would be a huge scientific discovery. True. It would mean that there's less pressure on humanity to succeed in life, not being the only ones around. We can fail at Earth but somewh...
by Jave D
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA finds liquid water on Mars
Replies: 30
Views: 7949

Re: NASA finds liquid water on Mars

My reaction is: so what? What does this really mean, for humans? That if "we" went to Mars, we'd have some water? Yay. Water. Big deal. Let me know if science ever solves that problem where humans continuously fuck each other over and billions live in suffering and misery.
by Jave D
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3056669

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

We live in a world where Ann Coulter speaks, and millions listen. Even ones who hate her, hang on her words. She gets millions for essentially just babbling hatefully. Me, I bust my ass, bow and scrape, sweat and bleed for practically minimum wage. I will never, ever, ever even come close to her inc...
by Jave D
Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia shooting
Replies: 64
Views: 15093

Re: Virginia shooting

Guns don't kill people, people kill people, this is true. People kill people with guns. Guns are pretty good at killing people easily, quickly, conveniently, noisily. That is arguably what they are designed to do. I don't really know what to say about this shooting.
by Jave D
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ham Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 2336

Re: Ham Radio

I've always wanted to get into ham radio, but I can't eat pork.
by Jave D
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3056669

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

"Fucking hot" is one step above "hot," which is another step up from "average," which is measured not in SI units, but in units of subjective relativity to my own personal perception of my experience of hotness.
by Jave D
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3056669

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Goddam fucking hot again. Barely mid-afternoon, already becoming unbearable inside, even with blinders down and both my fans running and not exerting any energy to do anything. Fucking hate this shit.

Hate it.

It's suicidal-ideation weather.
by Jave D
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1557: "Ozymandias"
Replies: 67
Views: 14280

Re: 1557: "Ozymandias"

Reference is reference.
Reference is because reference.
And that is the reference.
by Jave D
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 512
Views: 296213

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

Not technically an interweebs game, but I found a demo on steam of Defect: Spaceship Destruction Kit after watching MATN do a LP on YT of this and I'm hooked and/or stuck. Doesn't seem to be much discussion around this game but I didn't quite feel like starting a new thread. Basically you build ship...
by Jave D
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 829481

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Hooray, I quit smoking! Two weeks already. !
by Jave D
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 321675

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Okay that was pretty badass.
by Jave D
Wed May 27, 2015 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1496819

Re: Today I Learned

TIL Reality and I are the same but different.
by Jave D
Tue May 26, 2015 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 321675

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

The whole series has gotten a bit too rapey for me. It's become a theme, and as themes do, it winds up pervading every other event in the story, coloring it with itself. For example, in the latest episode: Cersei's gonna get her comeuppance, eh? So she and the High Sparrow are talking. He's ...
by Jave D
Tue May 19, 2015 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 321675

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Right, it's the "setting's" views on homosexuality. Except the setting doesn't have Loras on trial for "buggery" whatsoever - the show makers decided to go that route, adding in persecution of homosexuality because Oh me yarm, so topical. In fact, the setting has Loras as a stron...
by Jave D
Mon May 18, 2015 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 321675

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Yeah, I'm done with this show now.
by Jave D
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4107
Views: 468396

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

I never wasn't unable to unsee what I hadn't seen.
by Jave D
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1496819

Re: Today I Learned

Today i learned that basmati rice, tuna and siracha makes a tasty, quick, cheap and somewhat nutritionally worthwhile meal.
by Jave D
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fake Gun Store
Replies: 69
Views: 14773

Re: Fake Gun Store

If you owned a gun, would you be more likely... to deliberately kill yourself? Yes. When it comes to suicide, few methods meet my requirements for a method of suicide as the gun method. When I was making my attempt, I was saved a lot by the fact that I didn't know which pills in which quantities wo...
by Jave D
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP senators' letter to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 12692

Re: GOP senators' letter to Iran

Subverting and undermining the authority of the office of the President as well as the US's ability to participate effectively in foreign relations. The GOP are all rats and traitors, and it's just a shame that basically nobody on the left wants to point this out. Always trying to be fair and reason...
by Jave D
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fit club quick questions thread
Replies: 16
Views: 10197

Re: Fit club quick questions thread

What's a good, cheap source of not-too-terrible food to meet one's caloric requirements? Given that just about all food nowadays is marketed to people on the basis of it not having so many calories, as if that's a plus. (I guess it is, but not for me since I'm way too skinny and don't eat enough. I ...
by Jave D
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raising secular children
Replies: 138
Views: 22611

Re: Raising secular children

Those raised in the Salafi faith tend to lack critical thinking and learning skills necessary for the modern world. . I'd imagine other fundamentalists are similar. So yeah, some styles of raising children are superior. I wouldn't call the systemic faults with Saudi Arabia's education system a &quo...
by Jave D
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raising secular children
Replies: 138
Views: 22611

Re: Raising secular children

Those raised in the Salafi faith tend to lack critical thinking and learning skills necessary for the modern world. . I'd imagine other fundamentalists are similar. So yeah, some styles of raising children are superior. I wouldn't call the systemic faults with Saudi Arabia's education system a &quo...
by Jave D
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raising secular children
Replies: 138
Views: 22611

Re: Raising secular children

Well sure, of course, children raised without religion can be just as fine as those raised with religion. But better? I don't think so. It suggests my children, who (like myself) make sacrifices to the Dark One in order to sustain ourselves, are inferior to your children, who, presumably, don't. We'...
by Jave D
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 321675

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

And Bakker's Prince of Nothing series too... possibly!
by Jave D
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4107
Views: 468396

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

The kiwi is a fruit.
by Jave D
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3056669

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Me: "Do you want bags?" You: "I have EBT. I get free bags." That wasn't the fucking question, was it? Cuz I have to bag up the bloody order, because management doesn't hire enough baggers and I basically never, ever have one to help me out. And also, you only get the brown bags, ...
by Jave D
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4107
Views: 468396

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, hunger makes the best sauce, and so revenge is a dish best served cold.
by Jave D
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3362
Views: 666260

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Just got done shopping. Putting meat into the fridge in my little apartment. Suddenly there's a noise and I realize They are coming for me, They found me somehow. One guy in particular, marshaling some sort of small army. He's surrounded the place. It's time to leave again, but there's no time to ge...
by Jave D
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3056669

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

blahahahahahahahhhh.
by Jave D
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3362
Views: 666260

Re: What were your dreams last night?

There was a tower. Like an office building. I and the other gods (well, goddesses) finally agreed that the whole thing was going to come tumbling down so we had to get the people out. Some floors had over a thousand people on them, some just a handful. (I had a display screen somewhere showing each ...
by Jave D
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hospitals Tack on Consulting Fees to Gain Revenue
Replies: 52
Views: 10600

Re: Hospitals Tack on Consulting Fees to Gain Revenue

I think the issue is that if for example your total medical spend for this year and the last 15 years is zero, having a debt card account to dodge tax is inefficient. I wouldn't want to invest, I want to cover my risk via insurance. Oh and the idea that "socialised = more moral" is highly...
by Jave D
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hospitals Tack on Consulting Fees to Gain Revenue
Replies: 52
Views: 10600

Re: Hospitals Tack on Consulting Fees to Gain Revenue

I've been under the impression that hospital billing in the United States has always been a bit of black magic. This doesn't really surprise me in any way. Pretty much. Last time I had a surgery, I was under the impression that, yknow, making sure everyone had insurance and payment info beforehand ...
by Jave D
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3056669

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Actual panting. Already in the mid 90's. My bedroom faces the PM sun. Blinds, but no curtains or anything that really keeps out the light, and so greenhouse effect. No AC, just a tiny little personal fan. Weeks it's been like this. Weeks to come it will be like this. FML.
by Jave D
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Circumcision Poll
Replies: 32
Views: 7659

Re: Circumcision Poll

I've actually never been involved in a debate/conversation about this topic before, but count me among those who have been snipped and wish I hadn't been. (I'm in the U.S., if that's a useful data point.) To me, it really has nothing to do with sensation or aesthetics; it's just somewhat frustratin...
by Jave D
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3362
Views: 666260

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Time, energy. Things are good, but I'm just hanging in there. I don't accomplish anything, don't build anything, don't create anything, I don't even set goals beyond like "getting up and going to work" or "eating food now" because I seem to lack all willpower to do them. Maybe, ...

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