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by freezeblade
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464559

Re: Trump presidency

Paul Manafort ordered to jail after witness-tampering charges while on bail.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/pu ... story.html
by freezeblade
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17159
Views: 1456965

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

bleep bloop
by freezeblade
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31175
Views: 2114899

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Spoilered for OT IRL bits @Liri I am moving to pretty nearish you (Novato) from North Carolina in a couple months for grad school. Do you have any advice or tidbits of knowledge to share before I get there? I've been to the Bay Area twice before, most recently this past January for inter...
by freezeblade
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2006: "Customer Rewards"
Replies: 40
Views: 3433

Re: 2006: "Customer Attention"

[...]carbonated alcohol-free wine[...] Wat. I imagined it as that tasty sparkling cider stuff? It's actually wine, with the alcohol cooked off (or though some other means) which is then carbonated. It's not sweet like juice, but dry like wine...just without the alcohol. It's strange stuff, and you ...
by freezeblade
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31175
Views: 2114899

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Meta Mafia II (Post spoiler reading) Holy Crap. How did I get all three mafia in Team Orange?! :shock: 8-) I just put the names into a RNG to place them into teams. Bit of IRL stuff, for anyone that was concerned: Sorry that I couldn't be more helpful, town. Work is exploding on me right now...
by freezeblade
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2006: "Customer Rewards"
Replies: 40
Views: 3433

Re: 2006: "Customer Attention"

Where I am, the initial pre-tax value would've been $21.18, but in other places, like parts of Texas, food staples aren't taxed, reducing the effective rate depending on what the groceries comprise. California as well, however it's more complicated than that * with arcane rules and structures. Cali...
by freezeblade
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Cactus plant"
Replies: 18
Views: 2134

Re: "Cactus plant"

Alternatively, dealing with the succulant "flesh" of a cactus, we're using cactus for a lump (say in cooking) and "cactus plant" is like a "beef animal". Although that's a more off the wall explanation that I have far less confidence in. I use nopales* in cooking relat...
by freezeblade
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464559

Re: Trump presidency

Back to Trumpster Fire: Trump Layer Michael Cohen may cooperate with investigators, as attorneys are expected to leave the case. https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-cooperate-attorneys-leave-case/story?id=55861988 If he flips, I expect a flurry of arrests or other activity involving...
by freezeblade
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Cactus plant"
Replies: 18
Views: 2134

Re: "Cactus plant"

Cacti
by freezeblade
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 5636

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

Spoilered for off-topic talk about Stephenson I feel like Stephenson style is best applied to story-lines that take place in the future. I loved both Snowcrash and Diamond Age (Diamond Age especially), but have a hard time with any of his "historical fiction." Maybe it's a susp...
by freezeblade
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2005: "Attention Span"
Replies: 78
Views: 5636

Re: 2005: "Attention Span"

Anathem is a thick book! I was going to list another Stephenson book that may fit the "thicker than it is wide" criteria: Cryptonomicon . That book is a beast. I'll check if I still have it when I'm at home. I may not have it anymore though, I eventually lost interest in all of the charac...
by freezeblade
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781315

Re: Today I Made:

I made chocolate coated pretzels and yogurt coated pretzels last night. The chocolate ones were great, though it was only 66% cocoa. Has anyone tried eating 100%cocoa chocolate before? Someone warned me away, said it would be too bitter. 100% cocoa solids tastes...terrible. At least, that's my impr...
by freezeblade
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781315

Re: Today I Made:

Microwaves are nice for niche cooking, try getting one. Toast herbs and spices and peppers. Cook bacon, and boils water the fastest. Small apartment Kitchen, not much room for one, and I love my toaster oven for most of the applications I would use a microwave for: Toast Herbs: I prefer to do this ...
by freezeblade
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day Two

SDK saying they are 100% confident in something is very typical of their meta, scum or town, it's just how they roll (We've gotten in arguments about it it other mafia games).
by freezeblade
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781315

Re: Today I Made:

Easier solution, wrap tortillas in damp towel, and microwave for half minute. Same concept, but faster and less cleanup. My wife is Latina, I mentioned this method to her, and she shook her head in dismay :lol: It may work for others I suppose, but I don't own a microwave, and I feel that little bi...
by freezeblade
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day Two

If I'm not set to be replaced by EOD, and I'm leading in the votes as a result, I will happily full-claim to help out, as mentioned before, lynching me would be bad for town.
by freezeblade
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day Two

Hi Folks, I have requested a replacement from the mod. Work dropped a ton of work on my desk earlier this week, and my other live jobs are busy being on fire in the shop. So I'm unable to give this game proper attention, as my posts would be nothing but gut reactions and surface-level impressions, w...
by freezeblade
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464559

Re: Trump presidency

Trump appealing ruling that bars blocking of Twitter critics: https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/trump-appealing-ruling-bars-blocking-twitter-critics-55663387 Government lawyers representing Trump and White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino filed paperwork Monday to appeal a federal j...
by freezeblade
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day Two

Nothing to claim from N1. @freezeblade, I believe somebody else asked you about this already, but to reiterate, your vote on me you admitted was based on a misunderstanding. Why did you not unvote and take a stance on SDK versus Vicarin? However you were still my scummiest read at that point, no apo...
by freezeblade
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781315

Re: Today I Made:

You have a problem with El milagro brand? It's been my goto corn source. The Hispanic stores make tortillas for you? I've mainly had a problem with the two common store brands here: Mission and Guerrero. Latino stores typically source from two local tortilla factories out here (Bay Area, California...
by freezeblade
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781315

Re: Today I Made:

I managed to make quesadillas with corn tortillas instead of the flour, and it was a hit. Trying to figure out how to make it more pliable though. Maybe I should steam it, and then make proper half shells instead of 2 flat pieces sandwiching the filling. Tips on making corn tortillas more pliable: ...
by freezeblade
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31175
Views: 2114899

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Meta Mafia II: With a Vengance
Spoiler:
Currently waiting for details on my jailkeep from the mod, the way it is written is relatively ambiguous. The answer to the mechanics will decide who my power will be used on. Decisions Decisions.
by freezeblade
Thu May 31, 2018 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 900778

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Pretty rich to be calling something a logic fallacy when you have that big giant straw man of a hypothetical sitting there in the very same post.
by freezeblade
Thu May 31, 2018 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 900778

Re: Police misbehavior thread

We're way off topic, but spoilered answer: Everyone's answer is going to be different in this, here's mine: I think that disown/not disown isn't the proper hypothetical to illustrate this example. A better example would be at a family gathering, tolerating hate speech by said grandfather...
by freezeblade
Thu May 31, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 900778

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Supporting somebody despite racism is not the same as being racist. It's not "kill all the blacks" racist, but it is certainly more racist than thinking that being a dog-whistling racist should disqualify one from holding office. Racism/not racist isn't an on/off switch, and supporting a ...
by freezeblade
Thu May 31, 2018 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day One

*shrug* Saying anything is "a must" in a game like this...is telling players how they should play the game. Not everyone wants to play like you do. Fair enough. I'll just change that slightly then: I expect that you in particular would definitely have commented on my wagon as town. Partia...
by freezeblade
Thu May 31, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day One

Oh look. SDK 100% sure on a scum read on me. Seems like a repeat of like...every game ever that has SDK and I in it. You're emboldened with this read likely because most of the games you play with me, I am scum. Thus my scummy meta. Just because I'm usually scum historically on this forum, does not ...
by freezeblade
Wed May 30, 2018 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day One

A number of players feel very lurky to me. Off the top of my head, I don't feel like I've seen much recently from LaserGuy, wam, or Madge, and probably others too. Freezeblade's only recent content is his self-admitted misplaced vote on me. Maybe you're not seeing much recently because we are on th...
by freezeblade
Wed May 30, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 900778

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Re: Coal Jobs (spoilered because we're getting off-topic now) I hate to break it to all of those people living in these previous-coal towns, but those jobs aren't returning, because the world and technology has moved on. It sucks, but when your entire town was built on an industry that has left,...
by freezeblade
Wed May 30, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17159
Views: 1456965

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by freezeblade
Wed May 30, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day One

Apologies, I mis-read your intentions in your post.
by freezeblade
Wed May 30, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 900778

Re: Police misbehavior thread

As for "she wasn't wrong", what does that mean, exactly? She explicitly acknowledged that she was wrong later, when she walked back her overstatement. I mean that there are a section of Trump voters (the percentage of which is left as an exercise for the reader) that are deplorable, and a...
by freezeblade
Wed May 30, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day One

Those saying I haven't responded since P4...You know that by the time you posted that, it had just barely been 12 hours since I posted, right? I'm in California, so I posted at 10:30ish AM, and jimbob's post "calling me out" was just after midnight for me. On D1. vote: Jimbobmacdoodle Whe...
by freezeblade
Wed May 30, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 900778

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It's basically exactly the error Clinton made with her "basket of deplorables" comment. In my opinion, "Basket of Deplorables was not a mistake. I mean, she did lose, so... Doesn't mean she was wrong. Only that the deplorables choice won due to technicality (I count the electoral col...
by freezeblade
Wed May 30, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day One

oh. and no problem with zombie replacements
by freezeblade
Wed May 30, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day One

Those saying I haven't responded since P4...You know that by the time you posted that, it had just barely been 12 hours since I posted, right? I'm in California, so I posted at 10:30ish AM, and jimbob's post "calling me out" was just after midnight for me. On D1.

vote: Jimbobmacdoodle
by freezeblade
Tue May 29, 2018 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day One

Don't bus me yet. I was offline over the weekend and am writing a long post rn. Give me till tmrw. I know you're a relative newbie 'round these parts, so I'll let this slide a bit more than I would otherwise (Others might not be as forgiving), but to [incorrectly] quote princess bride: "You us...
by freezeblade
Tue May 29, 2018 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31175
Views: 2114899

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Meta Mafia II: The Return Ok, so I'm seeing why Snark (and Vytron for that matter) always posts outlandish nonsense like that grouping list, it causes reactions in people. Nobody mentioned Cantalope/Toast, but the colors were instantly latched upon by people, who continue to discuss it. ...
by freezeblade
Tue May 29, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Day One

I've taken note of the mentions to the groupings I posted earlier, and what seems to be referenced most is the color teams. Could this be that being grouped together has made some people nervous, or that it's on their minds? I looked for interactions between the teams, Orange and Green especially. O...
by freezeblade
Tue May 29, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta Mafia II: Day 5
Replies: 1012
Views: 20665

Re: Meta Mafia II: Pre-game

Sorry! was away for the long weekend, back now and I'll respond as I read though: Anyone who votes for people off of their confirmation post will get a vote from me, fair warning. Why is that? Do you not want us to catch scum? I’ve got a great record of catching scum from their confirmation posts, a...

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