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by Isaac Hill
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

CEG showed up OnDemand this week, so I was able to get caught up, and saw 3.5 Friday. The pill-taking montage of Rebecca's suicide attempt had the same sort of matter-of-factness as a montage of, say, pulling an all-nighter would. It made the suicide attempt seem more like a logical next step in...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your LEGO!
Replies: 19
Views: 5557

Re: Post your LEGO!

I made LEGO lion and vehicle Voltrons. I'd like to make the gladiator Voltron, where 3 red, black, and blue bots stack on each other, but I think that'd be too many moving arts, expecially at this scale.
by Isaac Hill
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

I like this show, but it doesn't look like the network does. It's on Fridays, which isn't great to begin with since that's the weeknight people are most likely to go out. Plus, at least on my cable setup, it's not OnDemand, making it harder to catch an episode you've missed. The show after it, Jane ...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205079

Re: Trump presidency

Twice now in recent memory the majority of voters voted for the Democratic candidate while the Republican candidate won and became president, and the Republicans are fine with it. ...the Turtle refused to even hold a hearing for supreme court nominee for nearly a year, and nothing happened. And in ...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: The Good Plaice

Trolley Problem I'm curious about the point system, too. If it is the ultimate arbiter of good and bad, then isn't debating ethics pointless? At best, you could look at the point values like the answers in the back of a math book, and work backwards from them to find out which ethical system...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: The Good Place

S2.E4 It doesn't seem likely, but I sure hope they sent Mindy that cocaine. I didn't like Janet's explanation about joining the charade. The content was OK, but the delivery was un-Janet like. They mentioned Janet becoming more sociable with every reboot; I hope this isn't what they ...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205079

Re: Trump presidency

It was reported that Sec of State Tillerson called Trump a "moron", along with other comments. Tillerson went to the press to deny the other comments and, when asked, refused to address the moron comment. I wonder how close we are to the Cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment and declaring th...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205079

Re: Trump presidency

ObsessoMom wrote:Possibly of interest: Photo of Trump staring directly at the sun.
Shouldn't (did) the Secret Service step in for something like this? Their job is to keep the President safe after all. If anyone else was about to damage the President's vision, the SS would get POTUS out of there.
by Isaac Hill
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205079

Re: Trump presidency

I recall reading in history books a time when most people ignored Nazi rallies until it was too late. I recall the same thing. I also recall conservatives since then complianing about appeasement, and the left being too soft to nip Nazis in the bud. Now, conservatives are complaining about the left...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205079

Re: Trump presidency

Umm, tribalism doesn't mean what you think it does. It's an allusion to actual tribal groups of people, but it's actually more of a pejorative term for folks who are loyal to their own social group (whether that is ethnic or otherwise) and for whom that loyalty is a primary concern. So if you're a ...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1709
Views: 299149

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

The first Legend of Korra comic, Turf Wars: Vol 1 , is out. Ambiguity of the final scene is resolved. The main plot is about the aftermath of the final battle, which picks up some of the dangling plot threads from the show. A day or two after reading it for the first time, I read it again, which I'v...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 6349

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

The alert would have to be highly localized of course, because there's no way you can arrive 5 minutes after an alert and still expect to see a rabbit. The bunnies that live in my neighborhood are somewhat acclimated to humans. I'll see some of them in my yard for maybe half an hour at a stretch. T...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 4181

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

The comic isn't sure which "meh" emoji is meant. According to the A.V. Club's review , the plot involves "meh" being the only emoji who can make multiple expressions. I'm just going to assume multiple "meh"s is how the plot resolves, since that's probably better than wh...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 31738

Re: Let's Talk Money

I may have explained this badly. What the dealer offered was $2,000 cashback with 4% interest over 5 years with no prepayment penalty. I took that, then paid the car off over the next couple of months. That wasn't enough time to accrue much interest. They didn't offer both no interest and cashback, ...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 31738

Re: Let's Talk Money

sardia - Does the dealer have a prepayment penalty? Mine didn't. So, when I bought my most recent car, I took the $2k cash discount with dealer financing over 5 years. Then, I paid the can loan off in the next few months saving (almost) all the interest. I don't know how this affected my credit scor...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Better Call Saul
Replies: 10
Views: 5165

Re: Better Call Saul

End of Season3 pytho - I wonder if the guilt over screwing over that old lady, and what it cost Jimmy to set things right, informs his decision to become a criminal lawyer. Better to serve a clientele you won't mind throwing under the bus if you have to. Jimmy mentioned Chuck working by lamp-lig...
by Isaac Hill
Sun May 21, 2017 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Better Call Saul
Replies: 10
Views: 5165

Re: Better Call Saul

I'm liking all of Saul's bits so far, but have mixed feelings about Mike's. When Mike's executing a plan we don't understand yet, it's fasciniating watching his seemingly inexplicable actions come together. But when he's doing something more straightforward, like tailing someone, the same slow, deli...
by Isaac Hill
Sun May 21, 2017 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)
Replies: 79
Views: 9461

Re: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)

I'd never watched SJ until this season, and the first ep I happened to watch was number 3. I didn't think it was meant to be at all funny until I watched eps 1 and 2 of this season. Even though I haven't seen the original, I'm familiar enough with Greg Baldwin's imitation of Mako from AtLA to miss M...
by Isaac Hill
Thu May 11, 2017 12:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 205079

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not sure if this was a deliberate factor in the timing, but the Comey firing has knocked Sally Yates' testimony from the front page. I've read theories that Trump does outrageous thing X to distract from shitstorm Y, and counter theories that it only looks that way because there's always a shits...
by Isaac Hill
Tue May 09, 2017 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 31738

Re: Let's Talk Money

I spoke to a financial advisor at my bank, including my moral qualms about investing in companies I know nothing about, and he came up with 3 options: 1) Calvert, a company that specializes in socially responsible investing. The main downside is the 1.3% annual fee. 2) A policy that guarantees a 3% ...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 20
Views: 3893

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

Saturday, April 1, [as] aired the Season 3 premiere with no advance notice instead of their regularly scheduling programming. They're airing it every night this week at 10pm. I caught it last night, though my cable guide still said Bob's Burgers. I'm glad original Summer was OK. When new Summer ...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 31738

Re: Let's Talk Money

I guess I should be more clear. I already own a home. This is in regards to owning a second home. A less common scenario. The biggest commonality is the irrational exuberance​ in the belief that home values will never fall. Do you mean a second home as in a summer or weekend place you would reside ...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 168
Views: 25985

Re: Steven Universe

Gem Harvest: I exepcted to learn more about the context of Peridot's earlier line, "You're going to harvest me?" The episode was good, but I first saw it very soon after the real life Uncle Andies kicked my country square in the dick, which soured the episode a bit for me. I've...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

Re: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

This isn't really a complaint, but it doesn't feel like it has much to do with the novels. Dirk's personality seems much more like the Eleventh Doctor than the Dirk I remember from the books. It wouldn't be a Douglas Adams adaptation if it didn't widely differ from the source material. I've never s...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 705388

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Clinton' campaign had to be pretty poor to turn a 2.8 million popular vote lead into a 70 vote electoral loss. With the exception of California, Trump won the popular vote by 1.5 million votes. That's why. But, Clinton only needed 215 of the 483 non-CA Electoral Votes (45%) to win. If she's only do...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 705388

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Offtopic, but I sometimes wonder if we should have had a fight to bring back the archaic word "were" for "male human", and then returned "man" to its original role as the gender neutral term. But people know the term "were" as part of werewolf, a gender neutr...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 9531

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

Unfortunately, changes to the UI sometimes happen so often that before they've fully learnt how to use the current system, the designers force a change on them and they have to learn everything from scratch all over again. Having to start over when you still haven't fully learned the previous syste...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 10877

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

I've never seen Star Wars, either. I plan to avoid seeing it, because some of the reactions I get when I tell people are more entertaining than any movie is going to be. One guy put his palms on his forehead and leaned back and forth rapidly a couple times, like he was trying to headdesk, but we wer...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 705388

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The electoral college are a bunch of people. Technically speaking, the official vote hasn't happened yet. All that has happened, is that we've elected our electors, who will be going to assemble for a vote. One Texas elector is already quitting because he can't bring himself to vote for Trump (sour...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 705388

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The Affordable Care Act could make it through OK. The Rs have said "repeal and replace" for years now, without going into what they'd replace it with, and it's not like Trump has a detailed plan. They'll probably pass a few minor changes, but it'll be enough that they stop calling it "...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 705388

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So, a man who responds very poorly to criticism will now have the job where everybody blames you for everything. I've already started. My commute to work is usually pretty smooth, but once in while there's a mile long traffic back up at the entrance. Wednesday was one of those days, and as I sat the...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2523652

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

You might just need to bleed those radiators. There's tutorials on line, like familyhandiman and wikihow . It seems simple enough to be worth a shot. Even if it doesn't work, you're only out a few minutes of time. I found a couple youtube videos on bleeding an oil furnace that helped me out. Check t...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm the Messiah.
Replies: 32
Views: 5221

Re: I'm the Messiah.

You don't come by often enough, Is. <3 And when I do come by, it's to repost something I said years ago. I knew I'd told this story here before, and figured copy-and-pasting would be easier, and stop me from omitting or embellishing any details. I do read the forums every day. But, that's often whe...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2523652

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

So you're letting fuel flow freely from supply tank to bottle in the hope it'll take the air bubbles with it, sort of like topping up the radiators and then opening the top of one to let the air out. Presumably, your problem is that air is getting in somewhere. "Airtight" is tighter than ...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm the Messiah.
Replies: 32
Views: 5221

Re: I'm the Messiah.

I was declared the Messiah once. It was probably due to my long hair. I was at some local venue waiting for one of my favorite bands to play when some kid, maybe 16, came up to me and said, "Hey, me and my friends think you look like Jesus! Do a Jesus Dance!" I have no idea what a Jesus Da...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 705388

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I think you need to be a Republican to understand what's going on: a lot of Republicans were displeased with Mitt Romney four years ago and think he's the reason we lost the election vs Obama. If we don't give the pro-Trump Republicans a "fair shot", they will blame us, the moderate camp,...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 705388

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump refused the standard Republican vetting. Its one of the reasons to be #NeverTrump through the primary season. You dig up dirt secretly on your candidate, and then prepare counter-arguments in secret. But if the candidate refuses to comply, then its basically impossible to dig up dirt on your ...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 705388

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The NeverTrump Republicans look pretty bad right now. They swore they'd do whatever it takes to stop Trump and failed. Then, it turns out the lynchpin to Trump's decline was Jeb!'s cousin. They couldn't have pieced that together by Super Tuesday? It's only this past couple of weeks that Trump's gett...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2523652

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Do condos usually have a maintenance person/department to handle stuff like this, paid for by condo fees? Bleeding a furnace is basically how you prime its fuel pump when it's not receiving enough oil to keep working correctly. First, you turn the thermostat up, and the furnace off. Then, you open t...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2523652

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I hate my furnace. It's only 3 years old, and I've had to bleed it 7 times so far this fall. I've only been using it for a couple weeks. Maybe I'm not doing a good enough job bleeding it. I haven't done it before this fall. It's hard to do, because the furnace is in a little closet without much room...

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