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by CelticNot
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Officially funded for GRS for this fiscal year; now I'm waiting on a callback from the clinic on Montreal for scheduling. More waiting, but it's still progress!
by CelticNot
Mon May 29, 2017 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 160
Views: 22709

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Ex-front man for Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, dead at 52.
by CelticNot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3588
Views: 224662

Re: Trump presidency

Soooo... uhhh.... Apparently this image isn't ironic. More to this story here: http://www.newsweek.com/2017/04/28/alt-right-poster-art-propaganda-white-nationalism-586355.html Pardon my language, but what the unholy fuck?! I'm starting to think I'm going to see a race/culture war involving guns in ...
by CelticNot
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 16380

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

This comic, and especially the alt-text, made me twitch. I didn't realise how badly such things bothered me until now.
by CelticNot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 8127

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

flicky1991 wrote:Apparently Randall is not above stealing jokes from his own IRC channel. :P


TIL xkcd has its own equivalent to bash.org. I am howling (with laughter).
by CelticNot
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 26
Views: 2991

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

Steel isn't normally that brittle. Although I've read up that some Japanese metals are incredibly hard... but brittle as a result. Western Knives seem to have a bigger focus on softer, more stainless, and more flexible steels (although they're less hard and therefore go duller quicker). Do you reca...
by CelticNot
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 26
Views: 2991

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

KnightExemplar wrote:Rub out the nick with a Whetstone. Grind out the nick. :D :D :D


It was actually pretty bad, my roomie did try rubbing it out, but the next time she took it to a hefty piece of meat, a whole chunk of the blade snapped off where the nick was. D:
by CelticNot
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 26
Views: 2991

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

I don't have my own chef's knife yet, but both lifemate and roommate do, and from them I have learned some very, very important lessons. The single most important one being... never ever use anyone else's knives because if you manage to be a dumbass and put a nick in one you will end up footing the ...
by CelticNot
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

That's a really useful perspective. I've been reading so many things on reddit saying "Oh me yarm estrogen is amazing" that I'd started to regard it as some sort of wonder drug for transfeminine people. Honestly for me, it wasn't the estrogen or progesterone that was the wonder drug, it w...
by CelticNot
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure
Replies: 36
Views: 5694

Re: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure

Can't bury lines where it freezes ... you know, I never considered that. Why is that? Is it simply because if there's a break in the line, you won't be able to reach it until the ground thaws? Or does the ground freezing noticably deform the lines and risk breakage? Living in Alberta, I'm used to p...
by CelticNot
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

gender stuff is weird. i've been flitting back and forth lately from feeling Very Feminine (keep in mind that i'm AFAB) and very comfortable with the way my body looks (to an extent, anyways. i've always dealt with body image issues because i've almost always been overweight, but that's a different...
by CelticNot
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14028
Views: 1917288

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

A police officer had just testified under oath that he perjured himself in service to a city government and a mysterious, far-away corporation whose officers probably earn many times his salary. Not American, so maybe this isn't a requirement, but I'm surprised that the court did not immediately re...
by CelticNot
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 160
Views: 22709

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Christmas day for the family becomes equal to "the day $family_member died". It rather screws up the holiday for them. (You're right that it might not be that bad for the dying one.) Seconding this. My significant other's grandmother died around Christmas and it's put a damper on the holi...
by CelticNot
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 9087

Re: 1790: "Sad"

I didn't think about Seasonal Affective Disorder, but considering that today happens to be a day when a certain telco is promoting discussion of mental health, I found it quite timely.

Also, far, far too resonating for my comfort at times.
by CelticNot
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3135
Views: 367143

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Grim alternative explanation: the ones who've lived long enough to "turn conservative as they age" have got homes and steady jobs and suchlike things and want to keep them safe from the poor. Sympathy for the plight of the poverty-trapped is richer among the not-yet-employed-therefore-alm...
by CelticNot
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3135
Views: 367143

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Gang rape livestreamed on Facebook I'm beginning to understand how people turn conservative as they age; the longer they live, the more of this kind of appalling bullshit they see, and the more they feel there needs to be a means of keeping it from happening again. At any cost. But there isn't. And...
by CelticNot
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1779: "2017"
Replies: 71
Views: 8874

Re: 1779: "2017"

qvxb wrote:I'm going to perform at Uncle Donald's inauguration in January. I can't decide between "Another Brick in the Wall" and "You're No Good".


I vote for the KMFDM version of "You're No Good".
by CelticNot
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1780: "Appliance Repair"
Replies: 34
Views: 3765

Re: 1780: "Appliance Repair"

The other standard repair procedure my dad is an expert at goes like this: ⋅ disassemble faulty appliance ⋅ look for fault for a while ⋅ find nothing ⋅ reassemble ⋅ appliance now unexpectedly works properly Classic Heisenbug , I hate those. They see...
by CelticNot
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730818

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/11/democrats-rust-belt/508544/ Has anyone consisted mass relocation and paying them until they die quietly? It would work, but it wouldn't be very sexy. Tongue-in-cheek answer: You mean like the US Government did to Native Americans? I think the cor...
by CelticNot
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730818

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

...what I'm asking is if someone literally cannot ever understand a position, then what value is communication? I've mostly stayed out of this - not my country, after all - but this line troubles me to some degree, because this suggests that when communication has failed due to an impasse (where ne...
by CelticNot
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6556

Re: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion

I will say that before I started my transition, it was pretty much limited to wallet (ID/cash/credit/debit/etc.), keys, and my phone. Now that I can carry a purse around all the time and not get funny looks, this has expanded considerably: ⋅ A larger wallet (the long kind you could fit che...
by CelticNot
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 6158

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

By many accounts, the Mt. Everest experience of today is positively dreary – just shuffling along in an overcrowded lineup of rich people. Perhaps that will be the ultimate fate of the true "interplanetary experience"? (I bet there's a good short story plot in there somehow.) I was certai...
by CelticNot
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730818

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The electorate looks like they want a government that accomplishes nothing in the next two years. [...] In other words, voters are hypocritical when they say they want government to function but vote for opposing factions. I don't know, given the clusterfudge that is this election, maybe paralyzing...
by CelticNot
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3135
Views: 367143

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Texas is about to execute a mentally disabled man for murder, even though he didn't kill anyone or intend to kill anyone. Heavily off-topic: it's been a couple decades since I watched The Seventh Sign , but wasn't that basically the sixth sign of the Christian apocalypse? The death of the last mart...
by CelticNot
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 9248

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

Way up here in mid-Alberta, most windows are designed to slide sideways rather than up - it probably minimizes the likelihood of damage to either window or person when attempting to open them in the spring (since inevitably, your windows will freeze shut from the build-up of snow and ice). When we g...
by CelticNot
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 37954

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Just some back of the envelope calculation here... ... ... ... Given that the truck only managed to travel for 7 seconds before being hit, that means it actually only left 700-800 feet. At this distance, any car going over 50 mph--15 below the limit--would have needed to brake to avoid a collision....
by CelticNot
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"
Replies: 39
Views: 6272

Re: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"

TheEngineer wrote:btw, anyone have any fanfold paper?


I actually miss fanfold paper. It was GREAT for making banners. Nowadays it's a pain to print one without specialized equipment.

Plus the tearaway edges made great cat toys.
by CelticNot
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Interesting thought. I've been identifying mainly as lesbian because I haven't been finding men any more attractive, but I always had that odd soft spot for certain types of male characters - mostly the nerdy glasses-wearing archetypes, rather than bishonen.
by CelticNot
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

... Though I have noticed that some people tend to treat "gay" as meaning "non-straight", but usually that seems to be people who treat straight as the only correct orientation and need a term to describe everyone outside that. ... I had hesitated to say this earlier, but it see...
by CelticNot
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1695: "Code Quality 2"
Replies: 15
Views: 3736

Re: 1695: "Code Quality 2"

Did Randall watch Deadpool before writing this one? It has a lot in common with Weasel's dialogue.
by CelticNot
Tue May 31, 2016 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

...heck. That's... a long wait, and I worry about that "at least". It's more that I was warned in advance of the possibility. It seems that in Canada, GRS funding is covered by provincial governments, and the Alberta government only budgets for 25 surgeries a year. My doctor has campaigni...
by CelticNot
Tue May 31, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

The verdict: I qualify, but there's no budget for at least two years.

I was at least prepared for this possibility, so I'm coping, but man.
by CelticNot
Wed May 25, 2016 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 85
Views: 22565

Re: Cooking disasters

Arise! ARIIISE! This past weekend I tried making Cantonese-style beef brisket stew. Really great recipe. The problem is that this particular stew was designed to be very low-liquid... and I live at 2200 feet, which is shorthand for never trust the recipe, a fact I always forget. The liquid ended up...
by CelticNot
Tue May 24, 2016 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

One week until my next appointment with the psychologist leading my case.
One week until the approximate one year anniversary of my real life test.
One week until I find out if I can be put on the waiting list for SRS.

I'm just a little nervous. :?
by CelticNot
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 9801

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

I would post the talk page for my city, but it's rather boring and actually lists the name of the city in the table of contents. The game is to give your own gloss of the talk page table of contents, not just copy it verbatim. OH. Well in that case: 1) Arts and culture are unimportant 2) Damn it's ...
by CelticNot
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 9801

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

I would post the talk page for my city, but it's rather boring and actually lists the name of the city in the table of contents.
by CelticNot
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 9801

1665: "City Talk Pages"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/city_talk_pages.png Title Text: "I don't think the Lakeshore Air Crash Museum really belongs under 'Tourist Attractions.' It's not a museum--it's just an area near the Lake Festival Laser Show where a lot of planes have crashed." Really? No one? ... maybe the m...
by CelticNot
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Hahahaha XD I guess I asked for that by being cagey~
by CelticNot
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1097971

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Randomly, but my legal change of name documentation finally came back, so I am now legally my new name and not my old one. Huzzah! Now if only my brain would stop using the old name... (Gender change is going to be trickier, as in Canada name changes are done in province of residence, but gender mar...
by CelticNot
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D Next (or 5e, or just D&D now actually)
Replies: 148
Views: 41416

Re: D&D Next (or 5e, or just D&D now actually)

I got an opportunity to poke at 5e recently, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I'm still not entirely sold on it - it feels like something is missing from earlier generations, I just can't put my finger on it. I still think 4e was unfairly maligned, but 5e isn't a bad revamp of 3e. Of co...

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