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by SurgicalSteel
Sun May 08, 2016 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9251
Views: 952302

Re: Minecraft

I haven't logged in in probably at least 3 years, and my little island doesn't seem to have changed at all. At least according to the map. Neat.
by SurgicalSteel
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994700

Re: Today I Learned

by SurgicalSteel
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994700

Re: Today I Learned

Says about him.

http://imgur.com/o18dBPe
(largish image)
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994700

Re: Today I Learned

According to Smithsonian Magazine, there have been over 300,000 books written about Napoleon Bonapart, the equivalent of 4 per day since he died. That's kind of nuts.
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994700

Re: Today I Learned

When you apply for a secret security clearance, there's a question on the form that goes something like "Are you now, or have you ever, knowingly been part of a group or organization who's stated goal is the violent overthrow of the United States government." On a similar note, a friend's ...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4848850

Re: Inspirations

Also, scary for having that person in your house. Yea, a bit. I gotta hand it to the guy who owns the company though, he's here right now with one other guy doing all the work the four man crew from yesterday would be doing if they weren't let go. Even paid to have a pizza delivered to replace what...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994700

Re: Today I Learned

Ohh yea. I know Mastodon, I didn't know they were from Georgia though.
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994700

Re: Today I Learned

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
SurgicalSteel wrote:Mastodons are so called because their teeth look like boobs. I guess.

That's a little offensive. Not everyone from Georgia has bad teeth...
I'm so confused by this.
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4848850

Re: Inspirations

Well, this just gets more and more exciting. Apparently the guy who he fired, he's now discovered has absconded with the money he was given to purchase materials, and can't be gotten a hold of. I've done an inventory of my house and nothing else seems to be missing, thankfully. So weird.
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994700

Re: Today I Learned

Mastodons are so called because their teeth look like boobs. I guess.
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4848850

Re: Inspirations

SecondTalon wrote:That's... incredibly not okay. Good that the boss is taking it seriously.
This is so far the unanimous consensus among everyone I've talked to. It's reassuring that I'm right and not playing the asocial jerk, because I do that sometimes accidentally or without realizing.
by SurgicalSteel
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4848850

Re: Inspirations

So, I had some contractors in my house today doing some work, and it seems that one of them ate food from my fridge. This doesn't seem right to me, but I've never had work done on my house before. I've looked online and some people apparently think you should leave donuts and coffee and breakfast fo...
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome Natterings
Replies: 5068
Views: 616509

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Personally, I was only mildly addicted, but e-cigs and vaporizers helped a lot. My dad was much more addicted than I was and also used a vaporizer to effectively quit. He's down to very low nicotine juice now, and only smokes on his birthday. It's been about four years for him, and 18 months for me.
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2036520

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Adacore wrote:In the UK, I believe most police traffic cars are fitted with cameras and a computer system which automatically performs a registration and insurance check on every license plate they see.
Some American police departments do too, but that technology is pretty controversial here.
by SurgicalSteel
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2036520

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I suspect the reason registration stickers are still a thing in much of the US is three-fold:
1) Easy way for the car owner to check when they need to renew
2) "It's how it's always been done"
3) Having expired tags gives police the reasonable suspicion needed to conduct a terry stop.
by SurgicalSteel
Sun May 17, 2015 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 286467

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Ok, that makes sense. Where I've worked it was hats all the time, and they were either baseball caps or these.
by SurgicalSteel
Tue May 12, 2015 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 286467

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

You don't? Every restaurant I've worked at said the hats or other head coverings were to both keep loose hair out of your eyes/moving machinery and to keep it from falling into the food.
by SurgicalSteel
Sun May 10, 2015 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4848850

Re: Inspirations

My neighbor has this mysterious mold and fungus growing out of her kitchen wall. It's seriously weird, two contractors and an insurance inspector have been to her house and they've cut a huge hole in the wall, and they can't figure out where the hell it's coming from. So I'm doing what any normal, w...
by SurgicalSteel
Sun May 03, 2015 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome Natterings
Replies: 5068
Views: 616509

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Totally understand.
by SurgicalSteel
Fri May 01, 2015 3:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome Natterings
Replies: 5068
Views: 616509

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Shro wrote:Some Old White Dude asked me once what the difference between tai chi and yoga was. I did not resort to violence OR snark.
Just like, out of the blue for no reason?
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4848850

Re: Inspirations

Magnanimous wrote:... You know, there are more than a few people who would not describe gentrification as "great".
Yea, I'd be pretty tempted to describe it as "terrible."
by SurgicalSteel
Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994700

Re: Today I Learned

Huh, no mention of any region outside the Pacific North-west in the wiki article on totem poles. Are totem poles in Guyana a very recent phenomenon?
by SurgicalSteel
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4848850

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

I love Teacher's Highland Cream Scotch.
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome Natterings
Replies: 5068
Views: 616509

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

yeah, but they've got a campus about two hours away from where I'll be living, so it's a large possibility that i'll be going there (and a possibility that i'll be able to afford it, because i'll be a state resident :V :V) That's awesome. I went to the wikipedia page for the institute to affirm tha...
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome Natterings
Replies: 5068
Views: 616509

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

also, i'm moving to upstate New York in August! instead of going off to college immediately, i'm taking a gap year and moving up there to work for my aunt who owns an interior design business and check out some local art schools (Pratt, basically). i'm anxious/excited/ect. Isn't the Pratt Institute...
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome Natterings
Replies: 5068
Views: 616509

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I made beer today with a wort that includes 6 pounds of dark liquid malt extract, 1 pound of table sugar, and about 1 pound of molasses. My whole house smells amazing now.
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 8438

Re: Evolution

How does the cat jump? (skip answering if you have to post links from wiki) More interesting to talk about: Why do you think that the "book" will be readable? Look at it as a whole system, not just paragraph or word. I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're asking me. If you're having a ...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2036520

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Interesting thought but not really: Is America/American/Amerigo an American name or an Italian name?
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 8438

Re: Evolution

Can I ask you something? Do you believe that a cat can jump on your keyboard few hours every day. And after years you end up with written copy of romeo and juliet? What about all the books you ever read. Jumping over and over, and at the end you have all your books you have read in that exact order...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2036520

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

speising wrote:help me out here: what is an "American name"? "dances with wolves"?
Thank you. That was one of the things I was thinking of posting before Shro and PeteP reminded me it was a bad idea.
by SurgicalSteel
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2036520

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

That's good advice shro, thanks. I think I'm just going to rant about the issue here, and pretend I'm yelling at the stupid people in the Facebook thread. protected function rant():void { One of my relatives shared that image with the names and photos of the UC Irvine students who voted to remove al...
by SurgicalSteel
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2036520

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I'm debating starting a Facebook fight with complete strangers. That's not a good idea, right? Right?
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2036520

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I'm having my wisdom teeth out in three days. If you asked me the same question, Whizbang, I would answer "yes, both." At least I get to see my sister again when she comes up to make my recovery less miserable.
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2036520

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Can I just say how much I want a cold (but not ice-cold) pale ale in a sparkling clean pilsner glass with about a half-inch of head right now? Because I do. But I can't because of medication I'm taking. Oh crappy day, let me count the ways: ⋅ Start the morning with a quarter inch of ice co...
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to handle a child with mumps at workplace
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: How to handle a child with mumps at workplace

I agree with Chen and Thesh, you did the right thing. It may be a hardship for her to miss a day of work, but it probably would be for other people in the office too if they caught the virus and/or brought it home to their children. And from what I'm reading on Wikipedia it wouldn't be unlikely for ...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube changed. Did you notice?
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: Youtube changed. Did you notice?

Jdownloader still works for loading youtube videos. Wow, this has fucked the shit out of my desktop. What, adware or something? Yep, it installed a browser plugin called Intelli-term and something else called Binkino or Binkina or something. Both of which seemed pretty easy to remove, but were stil...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube changed. Did you notice?
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: Youtube changed. Did you notice?

PeteP wrote:Jdownloader still works for loading youtube videos.
Wow, this has fucked the shit out of my desktop.
by SurgicalSteel
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube changed. Did you notice?
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: Youtube changed. Did you notice?

I used to use something similar to download youtube videos and rip the audio out to get songs I couldn't get otherwise, like from out of print records or live performances. I noticed the other day that when I tried to do this I ended up with a 0kb file. Annoying.
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4848850

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

I'd argue that still falls under "Keeping quiet, getting a lay of the land, deciding they are not needed in this situation" type 2 people I suppose it could. I was thinking more the type 2 person was seeing what's going on before they move, then acting, while my type 3 person sees that th...
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4848850

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

And the third sneaks out quietly before they can overcome their social-anxiety, and isn't counted because nobody ever knew they were there.

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