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by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1088
Views: 199170

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Mint chocolate is given directly from the hand of God.

AngrySquirrel wrote:There is no reason why chocolate should be orange-flavored.

This, however, is entirely correct.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15001
Views: 2394521

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

There's a comedic heist film/road comedy just crying out to be made in that synopsis.
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans
Replies: 43
Views: 1320

Re: Biology: Wolves vs. Humans

Eebster the Great wrote:That said, there are cases of man-eating wolves repeatedly killing humans.

Man, killing someone is bad enough, but repeatedly killing them...!
by commodorejohn
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 301
Views: 71493

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

I mean, it says something that even throwing up on the prime minister of Japan seems dignified and presidential by current standards.
by commodorejohn
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"
Replies: 41
Views: 2672

Re: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"

Oh, that's easy. 1984 is tonally consistent throughout and its ending, as bleak as it is, is entirely in keeping with the rest of the book. Old Yeller on the other hand is a textbook example of juvenile fiction that reads perfectly normally for most of its length before suddenly going out of its way...
by commodorejohn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 583354

Re: The Darker Side of the News

(Some might object that felons can't be any of the above. Easily overcome: "Pardon.") That'd actually be interesting (and by "interesting" I mean "horrifying") to test, considering that it was just established last year in the Arpaio case that a pardon does not invalid...
by commodorejohn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 61
Views: 2531

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

The Lion King is no different from any other Disney princess movie, in terms of promoting the idea that it's no accident that some people are born into positions of power and privilege, and others are not. Counterpoints: Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. (Also, sorta-kinda The Sword in the Stone , ...
by commodorejohn
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 61
Views: 2531

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

Also, some people are just jerks.
by commodorejohn
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 61
Views: 2531

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

(Spoiler: it's a '90s kids movie, they wanted to sound deep but didn't feel the need to actually put any thought into it. This is not to say that analyzing kids' movies from a moral/philosophical standpoint is pointless in the general sense, but: you can't find what ain't there.)
by commodorejohn
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 501101

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

* Background : Played it as a child on a PC * System : DOS or Windows 3.1 * Year : Around 1992, i think it was before we got an Intel i486 but i`m not sure. * Perspective : 2d with a view from the top * Gameplay : The main task was to collect keys. You were walking through levels and had to solve t...
by commodorejohn
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21806

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

No, we were talking about The Day Time Ended, which was another film featured on the MST3K revival. Mac & Me is its own entirely different brand of Hell.
by commodorejohn
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"
Replies: 41
Views: 2672

Re: 2076: "Horror Movies 2"

Meh, literature awards have nothing to do with how entertaining the story is and everything to do with whatever the literary critics consider to be “high art”. Nailed it. I'm always a little comforted to be reminded that I was not the only child to be variously baffled, depressed, and/or pissed off...
by commodorejohn
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21806

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Also, how did no one realize this movie made absolutely no sense at any point while they were making it? And not even in that kind of coherent 'the creators were clearly trying to say something but it just didn't quite come across' way that the end of 'The Prisoner' doesn't make any sense, or the c...
by commodorejohn
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 5545

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

America is a country where the normal serving size for beer is neither one glass nor one bottle, but rather the pack of bottles in which they are sold. Drinking six to twelve bottles or tins at once is quite common among enthusiasts. But it is American beer and thus your 'enthusiasts' are mere amat...
by commodorejohn
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: New to Coding
Replies: 107
Views: 142580

Re: New to Coding

Learn to code for its own sake if you enjoy coding; whether or not you can make professional use of it, at least you'll be able to indulge in a hobby you like.
by commodorejohn
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 5545

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

Are these oz as in 1/16lb, or floz? And are floz standardized between US and imperial systems? (e.g. is a US pint exactly 4/5ths an imperial pint?) Fluid ounces. And I hadn't even considered that - devilishly enough, even that measure is slightly different. According to Wikipedia, an imperial fluid...
by commodorejohn
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 5545

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

Ironically, pints are one unit of measurement us yanks don't much bother with. The standard unit of measurement for beer in America is the beer. Yes and no. You buy beer at the store in discrete units (or packs thereof,) which are usually 12 oz., but may be a US pint (16 oz.) or a larger semi-stand...
by commodorejohn
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 5545

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

Words cannot describe how much I want this.
by commodorejohn
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 583354

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You know, I read all that and was like "eh, fairly typical crazy-person manifesto stuff." Then I opened the article and found out that the guy is actually a member of the Washington state legislature. That's, uh, interesting.
by commodorejohn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: caution knowledge you may not want
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: caution knowledge you may not want

I mean, I could spend eternity just replaying Megaman 2.
by commodorejohn
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2064: "I'm a Car"
Replies: 19
Views: 2660

Re: 2064: "I'm a Car"

FOARP wrote:Cars vote...

I KNEW IT!

(the windscreen-wiper-industrial complex controls everything I tells ya! EVERYTHING!)

This is what Kris Kobach warned us about!
by commodorejohn
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15001
Views: 2394521

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

"Wait, sorry, that's actually a sheet of Styrofoam insulation."
by commodorejohn
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1853
Views: 323717

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

This is a valid perspective - but, while it may be that correctly mimicking the properties of low-quality live poultry means a correct and satisfactory chicken emulation, it could alternatively be that this one particular corner case happens to line up while other results are more out of kilter. We ...
by commodorejohn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: write a C++ please
Replies: 18
Views: 4309

Re: write a C++ please

I have a new new favorite method for dealing with "please do my homework for me" posts.
by commodorejohn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: write a C++ please
Replies: 18
Views: 4309

Re: write a C++ please

Soupspoon wrote:In the meantime, let's try it in FORTH, instead.

(Conversion 'back' to C++ is also left as an exercise to the reader.)

I have a new favorite method for dealing with "please do my homework for me" posts.
by commodorejohn
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 276
Views: 70231

Re: News in brief

I mean, yeah, there was really no good outcome here and the entire fiasco is an excellent example of Why We Can't Have Nice Things. But then, freedom of speech (and, accordingly, the principle that nobody gets to make you say something you disagree with ) is the absolute number-one bedrock foundatio...
by commodorejohn
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 276
Views: 70231

Re: News in brief

IvanD wrote:It's time for Soyuz retirement, It's the moment for private sector (Space-X Blue Origin...)

I dunno, if I were gonna take my chances, I'd probably go with the platform where the emergency escape system was just publically proven to work as designed.
by commodorejohn
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15001
Views: 2394521

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

Well, where is the line between 'performance art' and 'publicity stunt' anyhow? Surely any performance art that goes sufficiently well will get labelled as a publicity stunt by some... This. It's like the Poe's Law of art. Some day someone will do an extensive writeup on a brilliant new exhibit at ...
by commodorejohn
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 662
Views: 245441

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Occasionally, I've thought back to a book I started reading ages ago as a kid, and probably never finished. I don't know why, but if it's going to keep popping up in my head, I'd feel better if I at least knew what it was. Since I'm basically working off of historical guesswork, I can't be too sure...
by commodorejohn
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:48 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Renaming C:\Users\username in Windows 10
Replies: 5
Views: 15374

Re: Renaming C:\Users\username in Windows 10

I'd love to know if there is an answer to this question, but in my experience on basically every version of Windows from XP onward, getting the system to actually recognize a change in the user's profile folder apparently involves making a sacrifice to the Elder Gods or something.
by commodorejohn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 19
Views: 16020

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

The Wiki article said in the main part of the entry "Initially released with a capacity of 4096 through 16,384 words of memory, later expansion options allowed increasing memory space to 32,768 words", and noted that the machine had 16-bit words. So we're talking 8KB-32KB (or possibly 64K...
by commodorejohn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618269

Re: Trump presidency

sardia wrote:And will this be a sticking point during the hearing?

Don't worry, Chuck Grassley is going to limit questions to five minutes apiece so they should hardly even have time to get to that!

What an absolute farce.
by commodorejohn
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618269

Re: Trump presidency

Sure they would. But: that ain't a freaking molehill. Those are some serious gorram charges that (absent a really good reason to discount them out-of-hand) demand serious investigation.
by commodorejohn
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618269

Re: Trump presidency

But there likely is a conspiracy by the Democrats to delay the nomination process, even if the accusations are true. This is some twisted logic. If the accusations are true (or, hell, if they merely seem credible from the information currently available,) then delaying a move forward isn't a "...
by commodorejohn
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618269

Re: Trump presidency

Inaction would be Kavanaugh getting confirmed as the default course for a nomination is a confirmation. In the sense that that's usually how things go, sure. But arguing that, because most nominees pass, all nominees should pass unless proven to be criminals is missing the entire point of having a ...
by commodorejohn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618269

Re: Trump presidency

There was a very religious conservative woman on the shortlist. As far as politics and optics goes, that would seem like the smart pick to me. Then again, I thought she was the smart pick the first time around as well. It probably would've been the smart pick, even if we assume that the parties res...
by commodorejohn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618269

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:It should also be noted that there is solid proof that he has also committed perjury.

Yeah, this. In a sane world, that would be an automatic disqualification right there.
by commodorejohn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 583354

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I mean, I have bones to pick with blindly ideological organic freaks myself. (And don't get me started on the "alternative medicine" crowd...!) But that doesn't make Monsanto not a Captain Planet-level '80s cartoon parody of an evil megacorporation.
by commodorejohn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 583354

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There's no way this doesn't end in a suicide epidemic.
by commodorejohn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 11786

Re: Music Fleeting Thoughts

I kind of have the inverse thing going on with Tom Petty - I keep discovering that songs that seem to me to be the products of wildly disparate artists that I don't know are actually just Petty and/or the Heartbreakers.

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