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by sardia
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

Trumps business model 1) make big deal about construction project 2) acquire excessive loans for project 3) hire lowest quality workers he can find 4) project completed poorly 5) refuse to pay workers 6) refinance the debt, taking on additional loans using project as collateral 7) run away with the...
by sardia
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

Apparently Trump actually rejected funding for the wall, because he believes the federal workers are Democrats. https://mobile.twitter.com/funder/status/1083482231841214466 So he would prefer to keep government closed purely because he wants to harm Democrats. His supporters will overlook it though...
by sardia
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4673
Views: 881528

Re: Today I Made:

Tried making mushroom risotto variation where you partially cook it in a pressure cooker with less water. (Let's you have non mushy rice every day cuz you can finish cooking individual portions)Tldr ended up making risotto Al salto. :( I forgot to reduce the cooking time by25%, but I think the bigge...
by sardia
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

Wait, how much of the current walls get stolen each year? https://www.google.com/amp/s/foreignpolicy.com/2009/08/27/mexican-thieves-try-to-steal-border-fence/amp/ There are reports, but no indication on how prevalent it is. Part of it there isn't very much fencing, and the mileage that is fenced is...
by sardia
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

Okay, but there's no way they could keep this up for 2 years though right? There are plenty of things that would pressure both sides to come to the table like tax refunds being delayed, or parks not being cleaned.... Unless politicians start patching only the squeaky wheels. So tax refunds start fl...
by sardia
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

You guys do remember that Congress can overrule a Presidential veto, right? If Trump remains intransigent, then a sufficient number of Republicans must vote in favor of passing the funding bill to make a two-thirds majority. Goven that the content of the bill is literally the same as one that they ...
by sardia
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

Well CU is cheating because he's combining Bush, Reagan with Clinton and Obama. Was Bush worse than Trump? No, but he had an awful reign with torture (Guantanamo, extraordinary rendition, Iraq death toll), and the corruption symbolized by Cheney. Reagan had all sorts of problems, despite how he's de...
by sardia
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

And you would trust anything that came out of Obama's, Bush's, Clinton's, Bush's, or Reagan's mouths at face value? Probably not, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were telling the truth, or at least had a grasp of nuance in how they answer the question. Trump's been notable for the ... blitherin...
by sardia
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aquaman
Replies: 22
Views: 1676

Re: Aquaman

Can't villains just be villains anymore? It just seems like these movies today just try way too hard to give the guy wanting to mass murder a motive that is somehow relate-able and reasonable. The problem is, no reasonable person (entity, god, whatever) looks at a problem and thinks "This is t...
by sardia
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

How sad is it that we are at a point where it is generally accepted that the president of our country isn't to be trusted to his word? Even the (non-cultish) republicans I've met understand this, yet still to support him due to "policy" Lalala I can't hear you over the sounds of babies an...
by sardia
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

Incels are awful, but it takes people a moment to understand why. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/09/rosenstein-step-down-new-attorney-general-1089200 In other news, rosenstein is stepping down when Trump's pinky-swear-he's-neutral attorney general is confirmed. Welp, there goes the Mueller c...
by sardia
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2096: "Mattresses"
Replies: 35
Views: 5375

Re: 2096: "Mattresses"

This comic was sponsored by the HD display industry. You don't need anti-aliasing with 8K. Well that got outdated in 5 minutes. There are still podcasts out there that don't have ads in them, right? The only ones without ads are either selling you something intrinsically or public radio. Podcas...
by sardia
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

Or He might need Congressional approval at some point to issue sanctions like that but I'm not sure. Trump is capital-H He now? like Jesus, Helium and He-Man? Phones are hard to edit, cut me some slack. :/ Polling indicates that the longer this goes on, the more it shifts towards he said she said. ...
by sardia
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

Obviously we couldn't just sent them an invoice, Of course you can. Or more typically, you could seize Mexican assets abroad, and Mexico will not be able to stop this. For example, the US has decided that Iran should pay 2.7 billion dollar in damages to the families of US soldiers who were killed i...
by sardia
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

That reminded me of Trump's definition of a border wall with Mexico. The supporters would try to rationalize it, 'he means virtual wall, with tools and drones' or talk about how it's a negotiation tactic. And then Trump talks more, and you realize the Trump really expects a wall made of rocks along ...
by sardia
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 255
Views: 42210

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I'm not sure what the differentiation is for "pub burgers," unless you mean "not fast food burgers." Honestly I've never had a fast food burger on brioche, nor have I had many of this type of burger in general, so my assessment may be skewed towards more "high end burgers.&...
by sardia
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

[Trump was elected largely on his promise to build a border wall to secure the southern border, and he's confident the rest of the country wants security. Schumer and Pelosi don't care whether the border is secure or not as long as they can make Trump look bad.. Where are you getting information on...
by sardia
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 255
Views: 42210

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Brioche already has about 40% of the flour weight as butter*, which in buns and as french toast does not give it much ability to soak in Egg or burger juices without becoming a stodgy, buttery mess. It's also quite a delicate bread, due to it's high quantity of enrichment, and is hard to have it ho...
by sardia
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Town Builds its own Internet Network
Replies: 40
Views: 4448

Re: Town Builds its own Internet Network

If Microsoft decides to make their OS as a service, I might have to get linux on a cd just in case.
https://www.howtogeek.com/360938/no-microsoft-isnt-turning-windows-10-into-a-paid-subscription-service/
Fake news?
by sardia
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Town Builds its own Internet Network
Replies: 40
Views: 4448

Re: Town Builds its own Internet Network

gd1 wrote:Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 doesn't require an internet connection.

Some people grow up, and move for reasons, and I'm too antisocial to invite new people. Hence, internet required D&D.
Spoiler:
Roll20 is what I use. Not great, but it gets the job done.
by sardia
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Town Builds its own Internet Network
Replies: 40
Views: 4448

Re: Town Builds its own Internet Network

This isn't really something new. My hometown has been doing this since 2003. (After I'd moved away of course...) https://www.ci.sandy.or.us/SandyNet/ As I recall it was originally because the big ISP's like comcast refused to serve the rural areas around town so they decided to do it themselves. My...
by sardia
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 306
Views: 86078

Re: News in brief

Are we including couch-surfers as part of the homeless population? You're being flippant, but the answer heavily depends on the study. These nuances matter because a homeless population (and the resources to combat it) can vary. I do remember that study about solving homelessness by giving them hom...
by sardia
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 306
Views: 86078

Re: News in brief

The thing that surprised me was the sharp disparity between two very wealthy Democratic coastal states. Why would ny spend twice as much California on sheltering the homeless? Am I assuming people care more, or is this merely bureaucratic inertia that ny mandated this decades ago, and nobody noticed.
by sardia
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 306
Views: 86078

Re: News in brief

previously Claimed that California's homeless population is due to other states shipping homeless West. http://theconversation.com/why-there-are-so-many-unsheltered-homeless-people-on-the-west-coast-96767 Most people experience homelessness close to where they lost their housing. the high rate of h...
by sardia
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

I am afraid of making political beliefs, of any kind, illegal. Even Trump has not yet done this. Also, I set a higher bar than "not worse than what the Trump administration has done" when deciding what I think the government should do. I hope most people do the same. Interesting, using la...
by sardia
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

] Umm, wouldn't that be fascism? Like, at a far worse level than anything Trump has done? What are you afraid of that's worse than what the Trump administration has done? Demonization of a minority group (Nazis), Mass incarceration of Nazis? Terrified Nazis who hide from government officials? You'r...
by sardia
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 322578

Re: Kerbal Space Program

There's an automated rover long distance travel mod, which simulates driving across a plannet. Bon voyage is the mod. Normally, I have it drive the majority, and manually control it for points of interest. 30km is a lot of tedium given the interface.
by sardia
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

It's actually an interesting thing. If the partial shutdown lasts for, say, half a year, many of those workers will be forced to find other employment because landlords and banks are not known for being all that understanding as to why the rent/mortgage-payment is delayed by a few months. When the ...
by sardia
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4673
Views: 881528

Re: Today I Made:

Corn chowder, with some bacon. I’m going to cook some bacon and chop it for a garnish, then fry small diced potatoes in the fat to add in. Maybe some small diced red pepper? Right now it’s very beige. I'm undecided about Instagramable/pretty food. For one thing, it hurts the ugly but tasty dishes l...
by sardia
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

So... from Trump's POV... Having the shutdown/veto/hissy-fit now that the Dems take over the House means that, worst case scenario, for the next two years the Dems get absolutely nothing passed. In the meantime, without a budget, the non-crucial portions of government are shutdown; portions that te...
by sardia
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 322578

Re: Kerbal Space Program

What mods are you using, it affects the answer somewhat. Also, given you're only at the Moon, isn't it easier to send a rescue rocket from kerbin?
by sardia
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4673
Views: 881528

Re: Today I Made:

Made vegan caramel for the first time last night. I think that turned out reasonably well. Unfortunately I then tried to make it into turtle bark and the end result is really difficult to break. The caramel just really wants to be stretchy as opposed to breaking. Also finished the chocolate covered...
by sardia
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 11977

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

The rarity goes both ways, no? Mass shootings are rare, but apparently so are bad outcomes from having armed teachers. Even rarer, as far as I can tell. It's basically just people who bring a gun to work, take some trainings once in while that they might even enjoy, and eventually they retire witho...
by sardia
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 11977

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Are these trainings really about the kids? I get the impression they (and some part of gun carrying in general) are more a panacea to reduce anxiety. Of the gun carriyng teachers, or school leaders, or parents. People who read the news about school shootings and now picture them happening at their ...
by sardia
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 11977

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

that's not really true. if you arm teachers you have an armed person, ready to shoot kids, in every classroom. a single police officer is much less likely to be in the right place should the need arise. (and if i were a student on a killing spree, i'd make sure to start with them) also, a police of...
by sardia
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4673
Views: 881528

Re: Today I Made:

Got invited to a vegetarian party, so I made tofu spring rolls. The tamarind sauce was a hit. I heard she was struggling to get tasty vegetarian food on a regular basis. https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/03/easy-vegan-crispy-tofu-spring-rolls-recipe.html I like the flavor, but setting up the ...
by sardia
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 11977

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Unless you're training them poorly -- in which case, it can be better to have never been trained at all. Which seems to be the case with pretty much every police officer in the United States. While Im sure most people here will agree police training is lacking, I’d like to see some evidence that it...
by sardia
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 11977

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

You can point out when they've made the wrong choice and let them try again, but at the end of the day there really isn't any way to "correct" the fact that humans sometimes make bad choices under high stress. Yes you can. SWAT, military, and (ideally) police can function in a stressful e...
by sardia
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 11977

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Is that something you can even test? Besides the lame correlational data like (did less people die to guns?)
by sardia
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739279

Re: Trump presidency

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/republicans-killed-much-of-obamacare-without-repealing-it/ The affordable Care act has been mostly killed, but without much fanfare via a connected efforts of lots of smaller groups attacking it. The recent ruling overturning it is merely a capstone. 1. Fourteen ...

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