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by poxic
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 274
Views: 54595

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

World's now-oldest person does fistpump, takes nap after all that work.
by poxic
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 173
Views: 21799

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

When I was a kid, dark meat "tasted funny". I was a sensitive little squirt.
by poxic
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3017118

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Invoice is also used here for utility bills, speeding tickets, and similar. Or just plain "bill".
by poxic
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3017118

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Ah, so your csekk is what we'd call an invoice or bill. I'd noticed in Germany that post offices were kind of like banks there. The most you can do in a post office here is mail stuff, pretty much.
by poxic
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3017118

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

There was a fictitious case of a cheque written on the side of a cow ("Board if Inland Revenue v Haddock" by A.P. Herbert), but no verifiable events of livestock being repurposed this way. At least, not according to the googles, and they know everything. (Including the fact that you're che...
by poxic
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3017118

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

It's really just a fancy piece of paper that says "pay this person $amount from my bank account". Technically any old thing with the right data on it can be a cheque - I recall someone winning an amount that was encoded onto a coconut - but most places insist on the formal bank-issued cheq...
by poxic
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7787982

Re: Thoughts for ships

Well done, made my skin crawl good and proper.
by poxic
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7787982

Re: Thoughts for ships

The person who needs to have live ants inserted under their eyelids is the one who decided that those interrupting messages should contain further advertising for the company I am currently on hold with. Voiced by perky ex-cheerleaders who excel at that tone used by kindergarten teachers with especi...
by poxic
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8230
Views: 1267823

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'll help:

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Seriously though, best of everything to you!
by poxic
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 99
Views: 11057

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

He probably thinks it's deep. Alternately, he thinks it sells tickets.
by poxic
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474086

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

I may need Portal 2.
by poxic
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7787982

Re: Thoughts for ships

Books required visits to libraries and such. Being a minor trivia (or household repair) deity used to require more work.
by poxic
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7787982

Re: Thoughts for ships

Random thought of the day: modern conveniences. I'm sitting at the computer when I hear an unexpected noise from the bathroom over thataway. A moment's thought leads me to find a search engine, type in "why do toilets sometimes flush themselves", then learn about warped flush valve gaskets...
by poxic
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659589

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I happened to also have a Star Trek dream, though there were no lasers in vaginas. Can't top that. I was on the set of a Star Trek show, and the real Enterprise crew were there to watch as a special event. There was discussion over changing up the show's actors to better match recent changes that ha...
by poxic
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 16
Views: 3051

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

Because keeping a binder with written or printed recipes is just so difficult...
by poxic
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 28
Views: 4798

Re: black history

Happy Juneteenth! *party hat*
by poxic
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1477116

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I've just assumed they already have.
by poxic
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 16
Views: 3051

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

I'd facepalm but the force would probably knock my skull clear into next week.
by poxic
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 16
Views: 3051

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

Fortunately, this appears to be Episode 5 of Season 2 of the BBC comedy series, Look Around You.
by poxic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202154

Re: Photography thread.

Thank you for my new desktop!
by poxic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85208
Views: 5923437

Re: Count to a Million

83,040

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by poxic
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85208
Views: 5923437

Re: Count to a Million

83.014
by poxic
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85208
Views: 5923437

Re: Count to a Million

83,012
by poxic
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 274
Views: 54595

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

I would be all for bouncing along for a stretch of moonwalking for sure. I would not be so much down for all the things required to get there and back. (NASA would probably reject me as a potential astronaut the moment I came within sight of them.)
by poxic
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1477116

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

That would be some 12mil in the US today. Sizable plague.
by poxic
Sun May 27, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 274
Views: 54595

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

*halts tiny heart attack in progress*

Hard to feel sorry that someone lived to 86 and also got to walk on the fucking moon. Respect, sir.
by poxic
Sat May 26, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 99
Views: 11057

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I gather that consistency is not a big concern for the current owners of the franchise. Story, tone, characterisation, anything.
by poxic
Mon May 21, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7787982

Re: Thoughts for ships

Ah, there's my new sig. Danke.
by poxic
Sun May 20, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7787982

Re: Thoughts for ships

JUUUUUUUMMMBBLLLLLLLEEE!

Mostly I miss your avatar, but sure, you too. :P

How're things these days?
by poxic
Sat May 19, 2018 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1477116

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Small but crazy sometimes gets the worm.
by poxic
Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3017118

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Mostly close the door and turn the music up a little? They're noisy. You have the right to defend yourself, I say.
by poxic
Wed May 16, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3017118

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

See, this is why I'm terrified of updating anything ever. I had to have a system wiped and reloaded because of a sound card driver update.
by poxic
Sun May 13, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 329
Views: 127555

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

I didn't even notice the bad grammar in the first example so I'd go with that. Less awkward than the alternative.
by poxic
Tue May 08, 2018 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 13705

Re: Recipe requests

Hey, it's Nath. Hello.
by poxic
Tue May 08, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1477116

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

"Here's the tutorial-level master's. When you've finished that, you can do a real one."
by poxic
Mon May 07, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1477116

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Given that the folks who wrote the dragon tongue probably also speak English, it's not too surprising. It's hard to invent a new language that isn't pretty much your native language in different clothes. Just checked out the wiki: "The language has basically the same grammar as English, with th...
by poxic
Sun May 06, 2018 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1477116

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I recall reading about pretty much this translation quandary for a particular Russian novel, don't remember which one. One translator put it all into contemporary American idioms, so prisoners called each other man or fellow and had to [do X] from reveille to taps. Another translator left it feeling...
by poxic
Wed May 02, 2018 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8230
Views: 1267823

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Tk u. Also, rainbow hoodies are best hoodies.
by poxic
Wed May 02, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8230
Views: 1267823

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Thanks! New-old sorta. It's been a thing for at least ten years off and on, just took this long to make a decision (sorta). It's obviously not a serious dysphoria for me. :wink:
by poxic
Tue May 01, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8230
Views: 1267823

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

So I guess I'm a "they". "She" still works, especially online where I'm sensitive to the no-women-on-intertubes fallacy, but I think I'm they enough to call me a they. Actually had a lottery win fantasy session the other day where I thought through getting de-gendering surgery. S...

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