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by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

I feel like we're straying pretty far from the thread topic, so with that in mind I'll put the following antidote about my experience in spoiler tags: The community I live in is typically thought of as the "bad part of town" in Oakland, CA (at least, thought of that way from people tha...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

...3) Jobs and money saved lives just as pollution kills them. Again the argument can be made that you are improving lives more than you harm. After all, every $100,000,000 spent on construction will kill one construction worker (part of the reason Ayn Rand's lovechild with Tolkein, Terry Goodkind,...
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

I think that surprises me much less than it should, given with current state of Trump-appointed swampmonsters.
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: ACT Writing Test
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: ACT Writing Test

No thoughts on the "can I get into a good college" point, but for improving handwriting the key is to just practice. My major (Architecture) has a tendency to force all-caps block lettering into our skulls, via endless pages of mindless letter forming sheets. As much as everyone bitches ab...
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4590
Views: 855088

Re: Today I Made:

Heh, I think honestly cooking in colder seasons is just more fun. Whenever it's hot I just find myself wondering if I can manage to live on fruit alone, or possibly that plus the occasional veggies and hummus, salads, or chips and salsa, and never turn on any source of heat anywhere. Pretty much th...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17185
Views: 1543897

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

I'll take a couple of days
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 338
Views: 139576

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Yeah, those two words have almost nothing in common (in my west coast accent). "thought" rhymes with "rot" or "pot" "broad" rhymes with "odd" or "god" It's hard to describe the difference between the vowels, but to my ear the vowel sound fo...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Thanksgiving with my family is usually themed, and the theme this year appears to be "greek-ish" where the main course will be lamb (I'm not in charge of the main, thankfully, as I've never done roast lamb) As per tradition, I'll be in charge of dessert. I haven't firmly decided yet, but f...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4590
Views: 855088

Re: Today I Made:

Made something that is...nominally pizza, or PINO (Pizza in name only). Crust contained some fresh corn masa for tortillas (about 5% of the total flour weight) Sauce is leftover mole sauce from turkey mole made the previous day Cheese is oaxaca cheese (similar to low-moisture mozzarella) Toppings ar...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

Also, Colorado has one of the longest voting ballots in the country. It was three pages long this year. I'm pretty sure some groups use this as an exhaustion tactic to make people skim things and not vote. Is that it? Mine (in Oakland, California) was 5 pages front and back (Mail in ballot, for acc...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

Alternatively, in the San Francisco bay area we have a half-way decent public transportation system (buses plus light rail), which quite a lot of people use. Sure, there is an amount of "riff-raff" and crazies who ride BART, but it is a known quantity and adds to the quirky aspect of our a...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

this doesn't bode well.
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4590
Views: 855088

Re: Today I Made:

I was origionally guessing to it rhymes with "abscond" but a google search revealed the following:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-dr ... nce-scone/

So most in the UK seem to rhyme it with "gone" instead of "bone"
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

I don't think there's many Democrats in any house who are seriously considering impeachment, but they can certainly act as an amount of oversight. The republicans are likely to rile up their base and call it obstruction, but coming from them that will be mighty rich.
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

Alright, now that control of the house is in the hands of Democrats, with full subpoena power and oversight, what does everyone think the upcoming political storms will be for the Trump white house? My guesses are: Trump's Taxes, Whatever the hell is going on with the EPA, and a pile of internal aff...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9414
Views: 1411290

Re: Minecraft

Older than that cobble castle near old spawn? Does anyone know who made that one? There are two that I think fit this description: What is now know a Castle Clavey (formerly Narnia) and what is now known as Northern New Pigsyville (formerly Castle ???). I think Castle Clavey was started by __infini...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8221
Views: 711727

Re: You must not say duck

are the lööps ready bröther? *picture of obese cat here* (https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cats-wanting-fruit-loops)

meme, seemed to appear around the same time as that "moth lamp" meme.
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8221
Views: 711727

Re: You must not say duck

duck
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4590
Views: 855088

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:
Sandry wrote:one cannot live on scones alone.

I don't know, has one tried?

I volunteer as tribute...I mean, guinea pig
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9414
Views: 1411290

Re: Minecraft

One thing I found is a rough date for the inception of the map. It's somewhere around December 2010/January 2011. The exact point is hard to pinpoint because around that time folks began to congegrate from different SP and MP maps towards a single shared map that was then eventually hosted by Rippy...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15026
Views: 2436426

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

As far as £50 notes, there's also a criminal bias in that they're beyond what many normal, sane, law-abiding individuals might wish to carry in one papery-item. Even if you're paying £200 quid in cash for something, get 10 Twenties from the petty-cash (FCVO 'petty') or ATM to pay it. There's little...
by freezeblade
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8221
Views: 711727

Re: You must not say duck

that would be a good idea.

Or at least, I think so.

duck.
by freezeblade
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

When in doubt Google's actually pretty good about phrases like "white and blue flag with five stars in the middle" . Though am I missing something about Honduras? I'd have expected El Salvador more, as that's the country most associated with the MS-13 gang Trump has used to paint everyone...
by freezeblade
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

I vote we coin the term "Trumpist" as the word to describe people who engage in those sort of acts.
by freezeblade
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

Newest updates: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/us/cesar-sayoc-bombing-suspect-arrested.html Looking at pictures of his alleged van, it's clear he's a fervent Trump supporter, who seems to take the rhetoric very seriously. Can we finally admit that we have a problem with right-wing domestic terro...
by freezeblade
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 211
Views: 37213

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Oh man, I love spare ribs. Well, I love ribs in general.
by freezeblade
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Help With My Alternate Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 4963

Re: Help With My Alternate Earth

There's a what-if that extrapolates some of "how weather patterns shift with different geography" (https://what-if.xkcd.com/10/).

Worth a read for some thoughts on the underlying forces dictating how geography impacts weather/etc.
by freezeblade
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4590
Views: 855088

Re: Today I Made:

I made challah as well, but of a more standard variety, for the week's sandwiches. I had a bunch of eggs to use up.
by freezeblade
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15026
Views: 2436426

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

Leovan wrote:
sardia wrote:You're not supposed to let cats hunt wild animals. Too much ecological damage.


How do you stop an outside cat from hunting?


Putting a bell on the collar is a good start, warns the prey that the predator is nearby, cuts down on hunting effectiveness pretty well.
by freezeblade
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

Making Congress dysfunctional was literally the Republican strategy, because when people believe the government is failing they are more likely to vote Republican. That it is mostly the fault of Republicans doesn't matter, because the media always takes a neutral position on these things, and right...
by freezeblade
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2057: "Internal Monologues"
Replies: 48
Views: 6999

Re: 2057: "Internal Monologues"

If a "good design" has to be changed for construction reasons, it wasn't a good design. Something that is impractical to build is just as impractical as something that is impractical to use after it is built. The solution is pretty obvious: make the architects subordinate to the engineers...
by freezeblade
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2057: "Internal Monologues"
Replies: 48
Views: 6999

Re: 2057: "Internal Monologues"

I'm not one to defend all Architects, and I will fully admit that some of the bigger name Architects (ones that the public seem to know about, aka "Rock Star Architects") make decisions which are more about "the concept" or "the look" than practicality. Speaking from my...
by freezeblade
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2057: "Internal Monologues"
Replies: 48
Views: 6999

Re: 2057: "Internal Monologues"

This is sometimes due to "value engineering" or poor decisions after the drawing leaves the architect's hands (although yes, sometimes it is the architect). Most of the time when I've seen that sort of thing happen, it's due to client-side or construction-side decisions from people who can...
by freezeblade
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2057: "Internal Monologues"
Replies: 48
Views: 6999

Re: 2057: "Internal Monologues"

I'd like to add one!

Architect: "Why. Why would someone put a wall there. why."
by freezeblade
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 1000987

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I've heard robocalls sometimes record you saying "Yes" (as in "Yes who is this?") to use later as proof of confirmation of whatever they're trying to charge you. May be a hoax but I've started answering with "Hello" instead. I've heard the same, although I'm not sure h...
by freezeblade
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2054: "Data Pipeline"
Replies: 30
Views: 4462

Re: 2054: "Data Pipeline"

Regardless, probably a lot more of it gets sold than needs to be delivered to the store, while every avocado mysteriously evaporates from stock . (Half the first Google page for that search I just made pointed at Aussies doing it, I had to search down a bit to find the articles from home that I kne...
by freezeblade
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2053: "Incoming Calls"
Replies: 43
Views: 6948

Re: 2053: "Incoming Calls"

Now, how many of these sub-$200 donations (or larger individual donations) were the result of telephone solicitations... your guess is as good as mine. This is the crux of my argument, I don't know if/where these numbers are available, but cold-call-solicitations to personal phones (in my personal ...
by freezeblade
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2053: "Incoming Calls"
Replies: 43
Views: 6948

Re: 2053: "Incoming Calls"

suso wrote:Even when it causes people not to pick up the phone when politicians call asking for more money or to robocall you? It goes both ways.


How much money is really made from cold-calls by a politician's outreach team, compared to donations by big business or high-profile/budget organizations?
by freezeblade
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658554

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:Kind of worthless since Mexico has this newfangled "rope" app for their phones or however "rope" works.


I hear there are great leaps in a new technology called "ladders."

No idea how they work, probably by magic.
by freezeblade
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2053: "Incoming Calls"
Replies: 43
Views: 6948

Re: 2053: "Incoming Calls"

RANDALL! Have you been hacking my phone records!? :shock: :D Funny. On a serious note. I think that in the US robocalls/spoofed numbers/scamcalls should be categorized under a terrorist attack because it is basically an attack on critical infrastructure (the phone system that has received much publ...

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