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by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101038

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Shit, this is the rant threat

That makes it worse.
by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101038

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

yeah, the houses all sell, because location is desirable, and no one moves in without money. It's not a logical fallacy, it's you making assumptions. It is most definitely a logical fallacy. If the house actually sells for 550k, then that's a great flip. But then you wouldn't say "try to sell&...
by SecondTalon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18621

Re: Firearms Regulations

I've been thinking that maybe there should be a federal law that says that state and local governments can make gun registries, but that a registered gun is legal (for that owner) and is grandfathered past any future regulations. Basically saying that states can't confiscate guns if they registered...
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101038

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

The idea of house flipping is that you buy a house that should be $200k for $150k because it needs a lot of work, you do $25k worth of work, and sell it for $200-220k

The practice seems to be buying the 200k house for 190k, doing 50k of work, and selling it for $275k. Which is a problem.
by SecondTalon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101038

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

House flipping shows are kind of the inverse of what I was talking about earlier, it's easy to sort of accept it, but if you examine it, each step along the way is an affront to reason and decency. The whole concept of "flipping" a house is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the...
by SecondTalon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"
Replies: 24
Views: 3011

Re: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"

The social network is "Mastodon", not "Mastadon". (I browse it very frequently, and I'm really happy it got name-checked!) Is there a form or something for reporting typos? Does Randall look at these threads? Randall frequently uses close names as references. Perhaps Randy's jus...
by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 2772

Re: Vegetarianism

There's a suspicious lack of "wrapping it up" going on here.

I can help.
by SecondTalon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: Your Loss Memes
Replies: 18
Views: 2402

Re: Wanted: Your Loss Memes

No, more like the formatting of where I ripped it from removed things to be "helpful" - - - -. . / - .-– - - - / - .-– - - - / ..-. .. ..-. - -.-- Though.. y'know... if you read the fucking thing it told you what it was supposed to be, and then you coulda figured that out on your own due t...
by SecondTalon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1546
Views: 350054

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

by SecondTalon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 2772

Re: Vegetarianism

It’s really a problem at the local Anarchist meet ups.
by SecondTalon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 2772

Re: Vegetarianism

Are you saying you want abortions to happen? I stopped right here and started this post. I'm now going to continue to read. If there's nothing redeemable here, we're done. I'll also be doing some running commentary like for this one - What is missing here is some excuses for not applying this "...
by SecondTalon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1546
Views: 350054

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Text only RPGs: I've always been aware of them, but I'm not sure I've ever played one that wasn't a parody (i.e. Thy Dungeonman ) or written on a friends calculator. I'm kind of curious to see what they greatest achievements in this strictly limited medium are like. Text Only as in Graphics? Text O...
by SecondTalon
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: My thread was rejected because it was "advertising" when it clearly was not
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: My thread was rejected because it was "advertising" when it clearly was not

Please read the rules thread. It explains why your topic was removed.

Your original post is gone. There is no method of recovery.
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101038

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I’ve seen someone, in person, say the same thing about those wooden puzzles. “Oh, once you figure out the order to slide the pieces, it’s easy”

No fucking shit.
by SecondTalon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27704

Re: Black Panther

You know, the number between 4 and 5 when counting a sequence. First, second, third, fourth, fofth, fifth, sixth....
by SecondTalon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101038

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

RPO i have specific contempt for because it has all this superficial enthusiasm for nerd stuff, but no curiosity or interest in any depth. .... Just the film, or the book too? Because the book was aimed squarely at a very particular audience - and a pre-Gamer Gate one too. It lacks depth because it...
by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hi! Looking for someone, no, I am not a bot or something
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Hi! Looking for someone, no, I am not a bot or something

Oregonaut hasn’t been here in about six years. Best you can do is hope they still check the email linked to that account.
by SecondTalon
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101038

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I'm watching ... hbomberguy talk about speedrunning and I'm weirdly pissed off about Ready Player One. It's bad. It's so dated and out of touch with video games and internet communities and how anything works. It was written in 2011. Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny is 6 years older. Half Life...
by SecondTalon
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101038

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Where you are, does the red arrow typically stay on for the duration of the green light? Depends on the intersection. We have several around town where the turning lanes of one road have the green and no one else, then they’ll both cycle to flashing yellow while straight has green, then both go red...
by SecondTalon
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST; innnn Spaaaace!
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Re: LOST; innnn Spaaaace!

...why did you open them?
by SecondTalon
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101038

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I'm in real far to an anger spiral mostly about BLinking Yellow Left Turn Arrows they're poppin' up in intersections, and anecdotally, i think they're awful and distracting and not helpful. I don't feel at all like they're making people more attentive or cautious, but I do feel like there's a huge ...
by SecondTalon
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32177

Re: Libertarianism

One of the arguments I always see floated against raising the minimum wage is “Inflation will just kick in and the buying power for minimum-wage will stay the same.”

How does a universal basic income avoid this?
by SecondTalon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32177

Re: Libertarianism

Incidentally, this is one reason why libertarians are generally pretty negative about minimum wage laws. Yes, in practice, we want people to be paid well, but that's handled best by a competitive labor market that naturally drives up wages. An abusively minded organization can find other ways to ex...
by SecondTalon
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Subnormality
Replies: 14
Views: 15944

Re: Subnormality

This content is not available outside of Canada.


Well shitballs.
by SecondTalon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32177

Re: Libertarianism

The Long Answer Your Secondly point. You.. are aware people enter in to agreements all the time where both parties benefit from the arrangement, right? Like, that's the point of employment, self or otherwise - or at least the ideal of it. You provide work for someone who cannot do the work, the per...
by SecondTalon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 4531

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

Even for the small companies, a wipe and reload is basically trivial as far as time is concerned. Backup Data, wipe, reload the OS, patch the OS, install Office, install 1-3 other pieces of software, restore data, walk away. About 45 minutes of actual time at a keyboard, the process itself takes.......
by SecondTalon
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 4531

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

The economics might make sense for the producer, but I'd like to see some math on how it makes sense for the consumer. I could see it if I regularly had to fix/repair something on my phone every 6 months or so such that the total cost over (the next) 2 years is similar to just buying a new one, but...
by SecondTalon
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32177

Re: Libertarianism

Perhaps? I'm just not sure who the hell could afford someone's labor up front in such a way that wasn't exploitative. Paying someone a half million dollars for seven years of labor, working out to roughly $71,000 a year.... who the hell's going to pony up $71,000 a year? Part of the whole indentured...
by SecondTalon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1546
Views: 350054

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

That doesn't appear to have much to do with the aesthetics of a impressionist painting from the turn of the 20th century France and more to do with being a modern-day painter.
by SecondTalon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7767
Views: 576597

Re: Trump presidency

I mean, that's sorta like saying we can stop almost all cancer by executing everyone over 20. It's technically correct, but also really dumb.
by SecondTalon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14950
Views: 2350830

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

commodorejohn wrote:I'm questioning the choices in my life that have led me to not start a business called We Rent Goats.

GoatGetter Lawn Services : Your experts in green overgrowth removal.


I expect 1% of your profits for that name.
by SecondTalon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14950
Views: 2350830

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

Goats are basically cats - they get in to or out of whatever the hell they want.
by SecondTalon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32177

Re: Libertarianism

Even if only one person drives the tractor in the end, and they vote on who it is, the tractor doesn't become more efficient as a result, and coordination required some time and effort, and will require some on an ongoing basis. The solo operator has no such overhead. I fail to see a distinction he...
by SecondTalon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32177

Re: Libertarianism

Even if only one person drives the tractor in the end, and they vote on who it is, the tractor doesn't become more efficient as a result, and coordination required some time and effort, and will require some on an ongoing basis. The solo operator has no such overhead. I fail to see a distinction he...
by SecondTalon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32177

Re: Libertarianism

As for tossing out the law, it depends on the law. Some law desperately needs to be thrown out. Some's essential to keep. Libertarians would certainly like a great deal less law in total, but it's not a commodity. The effects of law vary wildly. However, layering on patch after patch, often from co...
by SecondTalon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1546
Views: 350054

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Contrast is heavily inspired by it, but I think plays a little loosely with the actual technology and culture available at the time. Seems interesting! Reviews are very mixed but it's so cheap it's not a big deal to try it out. Definitely looks darker than what I wanted though. I've played it, it's...
by SecondTalon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1546
Views: 350054

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Urge to ban rising....
by SecondTalon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32177

Re: Libertarianism

Well, yes. We do appear to agree that in the issue of the law covering certain individuals and not all individuals is wrong.

Throwing out the law is not helpful. Throwing out the law appears to be the Libertarian stance.
by SecondTalon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32177

Re: Libertarianism

An easy example of at least localized monopolization is ISPs. Something like 129mil Americans have only one practical option for ISPs*. Sure, dial up/expensive sat is also available, but choice in this market is not great. A good bit of this is due to government interference. Specifically, local lo...

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