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by Zohar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4391
Views: 782235

Re: Today I Made:

Thanks Moo! And I'm glad the shakshuka turned out well! I completely forgot about the lovely dinner we hosted on Friday. We had six friends over. Alex made challah and a delicious gazpacho. I made fresh pasta with a mushroom carbonara sauce, and a peaches and creme fraiche pie for dessert. Everythin...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The second statement was part of an attempt to clear up the misunderstanding. SK was, in fact, pushing for the peace deal. If you read the entire three sentences you cherry picked the quote from, it is clear that I'm talking about their valuation of it after the fact, not claiming they engineered i...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

New Orleans after Katrina? Puerto Rico after Maria? Probably closer to Katrina, though natural disasters don't react to attempts at evacuation. Those are evacuations, not relocations. The expectation is the residents will come back to the city. My complaint wasn't that Seoul itself wasn't relocated...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The first statement was "they were on board". The only person to use the word "encouraged" is you. If you're looking to pick a fight, at least use my actual words, please. Which you reinforced by saying the pushed for the deal, but whatever. The capitol itself should've been rel...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

My read on the situation is that the president considers it an acceptable tradeoff for peace and isn't willing to rock the boat over it as a result. Therefore, the appearances are not critical. What's your read on it? It's nice how you keep walking back on your statements. First it was "They e...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You wrote "SK was on board with the gambit" and then your source says they didn't know about it ahead of time, the president avoided the topic, and the defense ministry didn't understand what they're talking about. But sure.
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

South Korea was instrumental in pushing for the deal, and Moon made a positive statement praising the two leaders for the deal*. It appears they believed it was a worthwhile attempt. Your source literally says: Trump’s announcement may have caught South Korea, a longtime U.S. ally, and the U.S. mil...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

Voyager was OK and had some great pieces to it. I didn't really bother with Enterprise. Discovery, as I've discussed elsewhere, hasn't been the best, but I hope it gets better. Star Trek shows are notorious for having a bad first season. As for continuity and so on, that's not something that bothers...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Eh. Wargames in general are sometimes useful for training and testing, but are often more dog and pony show than anything else. As someone who has taken part in wargames and has friends and family still taking part in them, I will again disagree. since South Korea was on board with the gambit, I ca...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

I am cautiously optimistic.
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 206
Views: 20606

Re: Black Panther

I'm pretty sure I saw it showing when I went to the movies a few weeks ago. Yeah it's been a while, but if it still brings in money - why not?
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Eh, the wargames are mostly just a show of solidarity at this point. Agree to disagree. Wargames have a huge function in making sure forces are coordinated and well-trained. the totally-not-boneheadedly-located-within-spitting-distance-of-the-border SK capitol You've made this assumption before, th...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Look, nobody is surprised that Trump didn't get anything out of the meeting besides remains of soldiers. There's Trump stuff, and then there's his administration's policy. They don't match up all the time, even when they really really should. Except NK definitely got some great things out of this d...
by Zohar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 38
Views: 9701

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

This would make sense for magnetic north and magnetic east, but the magnetic poles aren't always aligned as closely with the geographic poles as they are on Earth. Uranus's magnetic axis is inclined by 60 degrees for instance. So then you have one definition of east which is completely unhelpful to ...
by Zohar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 38
Views: 9701

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

If you don't follow the standard set by Earth then what does your definition of "East" even mean?
by Zohar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 38
Views: 9701

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

I know I’m supposed to give a book some time before deciding to chuck it, but this sentence in the first paragraph of Outpost by W.M. Gear just about did me in. “Donovan (planet on which book is set) rotated in the same direction as Earth, so sunrise was still in the east.” The amount of wrong in t...
by Zohar
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 167
Views: 20492

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

We got really amazing peaches in our CSA this week. Some of them are definitely going in a pie.
by Zohar
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, apologised on Wednesday for causing “concern and anxiety” by hosting a 2010 event at which another speaker was reported by a newspaper to have compared Israeli policy to Nazi policies. To be fair, there's a whole fucking lot to compare between Israel a...
by Zohar
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4391
Views: 782235

Re: Today I Made:

Made some Japanese curry last night. Turned out OK, but I had a little too much liquid in there.
by Zohar
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: Your Loss Memes
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: Wanted: Your Loss Memes

I also didn't know this meme, though I knew the source material.

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/loss
by Zohar
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727941

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Thanks for the warning. I saw a trailer for it at the theater. They've been showing a Ghibli movie every month, I'll just go to a couple more of those.
by Zohar
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1142

Re: Travel advice/questions

If you do want a bit of help orienting yourself in the city itself, I've gone on many tours from this company and they were always great. They're "free" which means they work on tips, usually I ended up paying 10-20 euros, depending on how good the guide was. They have an Amsterdam one and...
by Zohar
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1142

Re: Travel advice/questions

I can confirm Bruges is really great as well.
by Zohar
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1142

Re: Travel advice/questions

I've only been to Luxembourg very briefly and haven't been to Belgium since I lived there as a child. I remember Brussels was pretty, supposedly has good beer. In the Netherlands I've only been to Amsterdam - it's very fun to just walk around the streets. I highly recommend renting a bicycle (if you...
by Zohar
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4391
Views: 782235

Re: Today I Made:

LASAGNA! Vegetarian lasagna with tomato sauce and sauteed spinach and zucchini. Yum yum.
by Zohar
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 40187

Re: Steven Universe

Legs spoilers
Spoiler:
White Diamond sounds a lot like an abusive manipulative parent - treating Pink like a small child, preparing to dismiss anything Steven says,
being overly cheery...
by Zohar
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1457356

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

It's not a matter of getting it to people's homes, it's hard to get it to the actual communities.
by Zohar
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1457356

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Refrigeration is one of the big challenges of distributing vaccines and other medical supplies in developing countries. "Infrastructure" is a hard cause to advocate for...
by Zohar
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 42
Views: 7471

Re: Supergirl

I have not watched the latest season yet, but I might. I've pretty much given up entirely on The Flash - has this past season been as angstily boring as the previous one?
by Zohar
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468154

Re: Trump presidency

gd1 wrote:In my defense, your poems made me do it.

Blaming someone else is not much of a defense.
by Zohar
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468154

Re: Trump presidency

It is unbelievable how stupid this man is.
by Zohar
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7676868

Re: Thoughts for ships

somitomi wrote:I looked up how much a telescope costs, I'm not sure I want another costly and time consuming hobby. Soooo... where can I get into one of these "star parties" you've mentioned?

I've seen those affiliated with universities as well, so you could try looking up those.
by Zohar
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: "Not Secure"
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: "Not Secure"

Maybe related to this?
by Zohar
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4391
Views: 782235

Re: Today I Made:

The other day I made Smitten Kitchen's spaghetti pie which turned out really great. I added the broccoli we got in our CSA in addition to some broccoli rabe I got. One of those (guessing the rabe but not sure) had a lot of worms in it that I kept fishing out. I'm... 98% certain I got all of them. Ex...
by Zohar
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 96
Views: 9916

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

A series of fleeting thoughts about recent movies/TV shows I've been watching: ⋅  Insecure is a fantastic show by Issa Rae, she plays a somewhat screwed-up young person in LA trying to deal with being the only black person at her work (and NGO that provides education support to young kids ...
by Zohar
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468154

Re: Trump presidency

by Zohar
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14723
Views: 2252469

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

Lack of light. Noise from too many people in one room. Difficult to have sensitive conversations. Often impossible to regulate the temperature to your own preference. Usually goes together with small space, though of course you can cram too many people in an office as well. The creepy feeling that ...
by Zohar
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28397
Views: 2978775

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

poxic wrote:(Including the fact that you're chewing your fingernails right now, you person reading this. Not you, the other person. You! Stop that right now.)

:O HOW DID YOU KNOW??
by Zohar
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 158598

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

What do you think would happen if you have an election again before any official steps are taken, and a pro-EU government was chosen?
by Zohar
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The (Sub)Urban Farmer
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: The (Sub)Urban Farmer

Here's our modest vegetable patch. The squash is a bit out of control...
Spoiler:
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But we have tiny squashes now!
Spoiler:
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