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by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 10 Automatic Update
Replies: 11
Views: 8518

Windows 10 Automatic Update

It appears Microsoft disabled the options for forcing the OS to notify you prior to downloading any updates and installing them. Now it seems like it just automatically downloads and installs them when it is able to. And as far as I can tell there is no way to disable this via the normal channels pr...
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 847032

Re: Trump presidency

I should be clear, when I heard the various morning shows talking about this report they were all referring to it as if it was an official Chinese statement. So shame on them for not noting it was in the Global Times. Still, the Global Times is a CCP run newspaper. While I don't view the Global Time...
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 847032

Re: Trump presidency

To be clear, this is the state-run chinese newspaper. I assume this is more or less equivalent to the government making the announcement. Nah, if you want the official position of the chinese government, you look at the official statements from the Chinese government. The people's daily and the glo...
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 847032

Re: Trump presidency

China has finally been forced into taking a position. They have announced that they will back North Korea militarily if the USA strikes first. They have also stated, should North Korea make the first strike they (China) will remain neutral. Can we really take them at their word on that? Maybe not, b...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 226212

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Wood fire pizza with a tavern style thin crust is the best pizza. A hint of smokey flavor and you're in heaven.
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 847032

Re: Trump presidency

Spoiler:
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by trpmb6
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 226212

Re: Controversial opinions about food

You all are getting a little too salty about the amount of salt in food.
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 358812

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Spoiler:
What if the night king is actually the good guy and he is just trying to save all the people who will undoubtedly die during this winter due to the fact that noone has stockpiled enough food to survive the long winter.
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2628133

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

I wonder what laws apply to doing things like racing cars on it. It is a loop. At about 0.2 miles it is probably a bit short but I bet you could find people who would pay a reasonable fee to race around a gated communities private street. Likely some sort of noise bylaws and the like that prevent t...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 358812

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I don't understand why she didn't move her dragon a LITTLE to the left and just roast the entire line of infantry instead. Then you could have just TAKEN the food. How the fuck is she feeding that hoard of Dothraki AND their horses? Presumably they were quite well supplied prior to their tr...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2628133

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

I wonder what laws apply to doing things like racing cars on it. It is a loop. At about 0.2 miles it is probably a bit short but I bet you could find people who would pay a reasonable fee to race around a gated communities private street. I'd pay a hundred bucks to drift around that. Absolutely. It...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2628133

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

I do have a few questions, both legal and otherwise. Do the owners of this land now owe back HOA fees? Can the HOA seek remittances for any sort of upkeep they've done to the property (I presume not, but it could be a good sum of money if they re-paved the street recently). Is the gate house (if the...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 386709

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Doing three at once. You don't need to be excited, I'll be excited for the both of us. I watched Shepard fly in a Mercury craft. I tormented my mother until she kept me home from school so I could watch. You don't appreciate the difference, I guess. I don't care about Mars. I would like to see anot...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 53785

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I used to think dousing my food in a variety of spices made me a sophisticated home-chef and resulted in fine cuisine. Now I'm much more in tune with my food and realize less is more. Everyone should subscribe to the less is more attitude. In life and in food.
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 8133

Re: 1873: "Email Reply"

I think me new favorite thing about Linkedin is all the bot accounts that automatically reply to any post with "I'm interested, please see my profile" A guy posted a rant about seeing that very thing on his (and other) recruiter's posts. The best part was, there were about 500 to 600 repli...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 6695

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

I wonder if solar cells the size of the back of a cell phone would be enough to maintain, or even give a slight trickle charge to a phone in an office setting with standard fluorescent lighting. Any sparky's out there know some ballpark numbers? Let's also assume you're listening to one of the vario...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2628133

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

This has caused me to look at tax foreclosures in my county. Over 300 being auctioned today actually. I found several I'm interested in. Too bad the auction is in literally 1 hour.
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4756
Views: 923908

Re: Today I Made:

Speaking of Shrimp.. Made this recipe this last Sunday 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp (about 18 shrimp), peeled and deveined 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 2 cloves garlic or 2 scallions, minced 1 to 2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chile, plus 1 to 2 teaspoons juices Coarse sa...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2628133

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

Now they can stick it to these cloistered (systemically racist) community. This comment is quite hilarious considering that Sen. Feinstein, Speaker Pelosi and the former (now deceased) mayor of SF Joseph Alioto all used to live there. I came here to post this article after reading it during lunch. ...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Podcast Recommendation Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 7901

Re: Podcast Recommendation Thread

The way I heard it - Mike Rowe From his podcast website: All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join me for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to history… The Way I Heard It is a ...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 847032

Re: Trump presidency

I think Democrats also face a growing problem where their foothold in large urban centers grows, their hold on rural areas falter. There may be some rural democrats, for instance, who may be pro-life and find themselves disenfranchised from a party whose national committee has said there is no place...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 15437

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Doesn't this also apply to humans? More and more people vying for dwindling resources leading to massive ecosystem damage and future starvation? Isn't this arguably what's happening in the world? Maybe we should hunt people? Perhaps the AI Overlords will come to that conclusion for us. Jose It is a...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 847032

Re: Trump presidency

Clinton did win the popular vote... I think it's less of a "democrat" turnout issue and more of a, "Trump tapped into a disenfranchised group of democrat voters in the rust belt" issue. Trump flipped counties in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan (and somewhat in Wisconsin) that wer...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4545
Views: 698952

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You also can't tell me there aren't jobs that you personally don't want to see a felon in. For instance, I'm guessing it's not in a Bank's interest to have a former bank robber working as a teller. Or someone who committed identity fraud working at a call center for a credit card company. I think yo...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 15437

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

This is the issue with my neighborhood. I believe that hunting deer here is illegal, and we have tons of them. Their only "predator" is the suburban mom's SUV. I feel bad because you can sometimes see their ribs because they don't get enough to eat. It's a bit better now that we've had a ...
by trpmb6
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looks like Trump changed his tune on immigration and the border wall? (Joke)
Replies: 6
Views: 2704

Re: Looks like Trump changed his tune on immigration and the border wall?

I had high hopes for this video. It could have been so much better.
by trpmb6
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 707
Views: 147255

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Yeah I was also aware of that. Just about everyone I know has multiple copies of brood war so it wasn't usually an issue. Definitely worth mentioning here though as someone may not have known. Also worthy of note: The remastered version will be compatible with the old versions so you don't have to h...
by trpmb6
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 386709

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Either Elon Musk is a genius, or nuts, or both. But he dreams big . If he pulls this off I will weep for joy, just because I lived to see it and that a human could do it. I'm funny that way. What exactly about this are you excited about? He's already landing boosters on barges (which is way more di...
by trpmb6
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 358812

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Season 7 Episode 4 I'm going to ignore the potential for fast travel. This time there were contextual clues surrounding the main battle that sat better with me than the past episodes. So in general I found the timeline of everything to be more or less plausible, leaning towards "reasonable....
by trpmb6
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 6695

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

Just upgraded to the new Samsung S8 from a S6. Battery life was a small decision factor in upgrading from the S6 to S8 (S6 was the first samsung you couldn't change the battery in without voiding warranties etc.) Mainly upgraded because I like having the latest tech. I've since been quite disappoint...
by trpmb6
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 707
Views: 147255

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Anyone else interested in getting Starcraft: Remastered? No new content, just updated graphics and better screen resolutions. Might get it just to have an excuse to have a lan party.
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 15437

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

I find it fascinating that other places have to deal with invasive species just as much as much (well I presume to be so if you're dealing with rabbits) invasive species as we deal with in the united states.
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 15437

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Sir Mix-a-lot Is that the name of a roundabout variant? I expect it would look like this: https://mikedelgrosso.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Magic-Roundabout-AAIR_Devizes-002-6c7tt0ub1i8rt8hbwfk5l9lpy827ey9q6904ptvngji.jpg That is some dark-magic shit right there. I'm fairly sure that if a traf...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 179812

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Sword of Truth makes a couple of appearances over in the Worst/Overrated thread. They're definitely books that don't improve with age. I had liked them as a teenager well enough, but rereading them as an adult, they're really quite spectacularly bad--both the writing and the philosophy. Perhaps tha...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 847032

Re: Trump presidency

He armed the kurds. And stopped providing arms to Syrian rebels (after a video showed them beheading a child). Beyond that he hasn't really done anything. I guess he also announced some sort of taskforce with the saudis to take on terrorism.
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 289
Views: 59328

Re: Bad Movies You Love

Sorry, I glossed over the "SGU was worse than bad movies you love" part. For me, SGU was a means to a guilty pleasure end. I watched it because I craved SG so much that it satisfied me. There were definitely times where I got frustrated or annoyed. But part of that was the game they were p...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 847032

Re: Trump presidency

MartianInvader wrote:
ucim wrote:Every day that we don't have a nuclear holocaust is a day that we live without a nuclear holocaust.

Have you considered joining the tautology club? If you did, you'd be in the tautology club.


What happens in tautology club, happens in tautology club.
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Wakeup Call on Writing Instruction
Replies: 10
Views: 10499

Re: A Wakeup Call on Writing Instruction

At the end of the day, "practical writing" is about stating as much information, in the fewest words, with the least number of alternative interpretations. We share at least one point of commonality. I wish I were better at it. I also took a Technical Writing class (With specific emphasis...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 847032

Re: Trump presidency

Or do we wait, and continue non-military engagement... because it just might happen that their authoritarian government weakens, the actual North Korean people get to experience real foreigners, and learn that we're not the monsters Kim makes us out to be? (yeah... koff koff Trump) Every day that w...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 707
Views: 147255

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Anyone ever play subspace (continuum)? Was thinking about downloading it again to see if anyone still played.

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