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by poxic
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90097
Views: 8506197

Re: Thoughts for ships

Random thought of the day: modern conveniences. I'm sitting at the computer when I hear an unexpected noise from the bathroom over thataway. A moment's thought leads me to find a search engine, type in "why do toilets sometimes flush themselves", then learn about warped flush valve gaskets...
by poxic
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3392
Views: 715501

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I happened to also have a Star Trek dream, though there were no lasers in vaginas. Can't top that. I was on the set of a Star Trek show, and the real Enterprise crew were there to watch as a special event. There was discussion over changing up the show's actors to better match recent changes that ha...
by poxic
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 20
Views: 18287

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

Because keeping a binder with written or printed recipes is just so difficult...
by poxic
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 28
Views: 8218

Re: black history

Happy Juneteenth! *party hat*
by poxic
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1611093

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I've just assumed they already have.
by poxic
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 20
Views: 18287

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

I'd facepalm but the force would probably knock my skull clear into next week.
by poxic
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 20
Views: 18287

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

Fortunately, this appears to be Episode 5 of Season 2 of the BBC comedy series, Look Around You.
by poxic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 373
Views: 230028

Re: Photography thread.

Thank you for my new desktop!
by poxic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 90236
Views: 6656793

Re: Count to a Million

83,040

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by poxic
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 90236
Views: 6656793

Re: Count to a Million

83.014
by poxic
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 90236
Views: 6656793

Re: Count to a Million

83,012
by poxic
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 313
Views: 83797

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

I would be all for bouncing along for a stretch of moonwalking for sure. I would not be so much down for all the things required to get there and back. (NASA would probably reject me as a potential astronaut the moment I came within sight of them.)
by poxic
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1611093

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

That would be some 12mil in the US today. Sizable plague.
by poxic
Sun May 27, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 313
Views: 83797

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

*halts tiny heart attack in progress*

Hard to feel sorry that someone lived to 86 and also got to walk on the fucking moon. Respect, sir.
by poxic
Sat May 26, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 145
Views: 26644

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I gather that consistency is not a big concern for the current owners of the franchise. Story, tone, characterisation, anything.
by poxic
Mon May 21, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90097
Views: 8506197

Re: Thoughts for ships

Ah, there's my new sig. Danke.
by poxic
Sun May 20, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90097
Views: 8506197

Re: Thoughts for ships

JUUUUUUUMMMBBLLLLLLLEEE!

Mostly I miss your avatar, but sure, you too. :P

How're things these days?
by poxic
Sat May 19, 2018 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1611093

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Small but crazy sometimes gets the worm.
by poxic
Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28561
Views: 3282546

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Mostly close the door and turn the music up a little? They're noisy. You have the right to defend yourself, I say.
by poxic
Wed May 16, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28561
Views: 3282546

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

See, this is why I'm terrified of updating anything ever. I had to have a system wiped and reloaded because of a sound card driver update.
by poxic
Sun May 13, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 338
Views: 142485

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

I didn't even notice the bad grammar in the first example so I'd go with that. Less awkward than the alternative.
by poxic
Tue May 08, 2018 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 65
Views: 17634

Re: Recipe requests

Hey, it's Nath. Hello.
by poxic
Tue May 08, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1611093

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

"Here's the tutorial-level master's. When you've finished that, you can do a real one."
by poxic
Mon May 07, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1611093

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Given that the folks who wrote the dragon tongue probably also speak English, it's not too surprising. It's hard to invent a new language that isn't pretty much your native language in different clothes. Just checked out the wiki: "The language has basically the same grammar as English, with th...
by poxic
Sun May 06, 2018 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1611093

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I recall reading about pretty much this translation quandary for a particular Russian novel, don't remember which one. One translator put it all into contemporary American idioms, so prisoners called each other man or fellow and had to [do X] from reveille to taps. Another translator left it feeling...
by poxic
Wed May 02, 2018 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8232
Views: 1368103

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Tk u. Also, rainbow hoodies are best hoodies.
by poxic
Wed May 02, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8232
Views: 1368103

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Thanks! New-old sorta. It's been a thing for at least ten years off and on, just took this long to make a decision (sorta). It's obviously not a serious dysphoria for me. :wink:
by poxic
Tue May 01, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8232
Views: 1368103

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

So I guess I'm a "they". "She" still works, especially online where I'm sensitive to the no-women-on-intertubes fallacy, but I think I'm they enough to call me a they. Actually had a lottery win fantasy session the other day where I thought through getting de-gendering surgery. S...
by poxic
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 221
Views: 39702

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I had that with a gross dental thing. Nothing budged the taste until, in desperation, I tried a danish pastry. I think it was the fat plus fine-grained sugar that finally muscled out the grossness.
by poxic
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 313
Views: 83797

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

I await the conspiracies surrounding his death.
by poxic
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 453615

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

E.g. using as collateral for a loan, which is six more syllables than leveraging.
by poxic
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Great Quotes From the Wrong People
Replies: 63
Views: 9061

Re: Great Quotes From the Wrong People

Suffer the little children to come unto me.
- - Anakin Skywalker
by poxic
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90097
Views: 8506197

Re: Thoughts for ships

Is that up? It looks uppish.

Oh, those are comparison photos (for those equally decaffeinated: first two pics are before/after, last two are after/before).

Yes, that's uppish.
by poxic
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1611093

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

"Has a good memory" may be the only option that doesn't need inventing.

There's "sharp" but that usually indicates intelligence as well.
by poxic
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 871608

Re: Most excellent times

Wooooooooooot! and also I think beards grow? :wink:
by poxic
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 1029313

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Wow, jewish_scientist. Miss the point much? Your takeaway is "cops need more target practise"?
by poxic
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 221
Views: 39702

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Wait until the manufacturers start cheaping out and it all goes shitty. Worked for me.
by poxic
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2253847

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

There can never be too many cat avatars. Or cats.
by poxic
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 4599

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Iirc, he makes a fair amount from the store.
by poxic
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 664
Views: 253157

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

I've only read Diamond Age. Had some quibbles but overall a good read.

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