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by Isaac Hill
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 226
Views: 54330

Re: Let's Talk Money

Did this thread peter out because Tyndmyr's still waiting for their snail-mail password? Now I'm in a position to pay off my house before I turn 40 and still have more than enough savings to be able to start a small investment portfolio on top of my retirement funds. Congratulations. I assume you di...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

I always took Rose's status to be a metaphor for someone who died in childbirth. The magical/sci-fi aspects of the show allow for the possibility of her coming back, since her gem's not damaged. I figure Steven's body's acting like a bubble, or Lapis's mirror, preventing Rose from reemer...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 970179

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

1. The Donald is a pretty good businessman, he obviously wouldn't be where he is without inheriting millions (not billions), but it is not true that anyone in his position could expand a business and build a successful brand Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian both managed to turn their inherited fortu...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 970179

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Donald Trump isn't America's Hitler, he's America's Kim Jong Un: a goofy-haired xenophobe who inherited his status from his father, and alienates everyone outside his own demographic, except Dennis Rodman. Trump's not only had small children sing his praises, like Kim Jong Un, but the Trump song lyr...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 970179

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Mormonism gets a pass because Scientology is more bonkers and higher profile. Clinton/Dole i don't remember much from, too young. However, all of the Bush elections I was quite aware of, and I think that was about the time that I became very upset at the electoral college system, why do we keep it o...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Better Call Saul
Replies: 10
Views: 6190

Re: Better Call Saul

Season 2 started a couple weeks ago. Ep 3 airs tomorrow (Feb 29). Spoiler for Ep 1: During the B/W cold open, our protagonist carves "SG was here" in the wall. No other characters are expected to understand this message, it's just for him. This means that he thinks of himself as Saul G...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1632: "Palindrome"
Replies: 55
Views: 13132

Re: 1632: "Palindrome"

I think usually palindromes just go for whatever works. This is an odd one. And, as a compulsion, I'll link the Weird Al Song . MC Paul Barman had a song that wasn't all palindromes, but had a small part where he gave shout outs to other rappers as a series of palindromes. The relevant lyrics: Eve,...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28494
Views: 3033141

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Would System Restore help the fight against Windows 10? It probably won't stop the updates, but it may undo them.
by Isaac Hill
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

As of "Message Received", I think they've shown all the footage from the "Steven's Birthday Week" ads. Tomorrow should be a total surprise. Good call on Steven confronting Peridot before going to the CGs. I was surprised that Peridot actually tried talking Yellow Diamond out of d...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

up to "It Could Have Been Great" I first thought this was setting up a Peridot betrayal, but then realized that you can't betray someone you never actually joined. Peri's coming around on the CGs personally, but not ideologically. She's probably gone from wanting to detroy them...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28494
Views: 3033141

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I thought I'd found a spot that nobody really knew about but someone who lives there put a note on my car asking me not to park there anymore. Was the spot on private property, or somewhere that required a parking permit? Someone else may be used to parking there, but that doesn't give them the aut...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

Stevenbomb 4. The first two episodes have been good, but don't seem to fit in with what previous episodes have shown. The Answer I was kind of underwhelmed by this one the first time I saw it. I think I'm just not that interested in Ruby and Sapphire. Plus, it's odd that they were able to fu...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"
Replies: 94
Views: 19475

Re: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"

...Tannen, in the "alternate" BTF2, financed Doc Brown, allowing the invention of things like the self-drying jacket, the hoverboard, and the flying car. By removing that funding source when Marty stole back the almanac, Marty unwittingly obliterated all the inventions Tannen had funded.....
by Isaac Hill
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534410

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I’d add one more awful consequence to this policy: It’s essentially stating that there are some neighborhoods where a person’s mere presence is indicative of criminal activity — that the only reason one would visit these areas is to solicit sex for money. Think about what that says to the people wh...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1605: "DNA"
Replies: 68
Views: 14692

Re: 1605: "DNA"

Yeah, but.... How much ya wanna bet nobody ever put comments into the DNA source code? :P Why continue the source code metaphor? DNA is written compiled. DNA also contains the schematic for the hardware needed to run that compiled code. Exactly so, and evolution is analogous to trying to improve th...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

New Short: Hotdog Duffel Bag Zohar - How'd your Steven Universe costume idea pan out? CG leadership In that Arcade Mania bit I mentioned, Amethyst sounds pretty happy when she says "Garnet's the boss". In "The Test", she says Steven shouldn't be taking advice from her. I...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Gotham
Replies: 23
Views: 8343

Re: Gotham

I'm still watching it. I look forward to it, but I can't really say that it's good enough for me to recommend it to others. I liked the arc for the first part of Season 2, up to the episode Djehutynakht called brilliant. But, the next two were a bit off. The dialogue between two characters discussin...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

Crystal Gem leadership (spoiler through Jailbreak) Steven: *Eating cereal* So, what's today's mission? I hope it's... fighting, a giant... foot! Pearl: If we're suppose to fight a "giant foot", *twirls spear* Garnet would let us know. Amethyst: Yeah, Garnet's the boss. ...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 339177

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

AtLA comic "Smoke and Mirrors: Part 1" is out. It's quite good. It's more about plot advancement than character development, but the plot is pretty interesting.
by Isaac Hill
Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

Far Out At first, I thought it was odd that Amythyst never got called out on her behavior. She was happy to laugh at Peridot's comments about Pearl and Garnet, and encouraged her to mock a visibly uncomfortable Steven to his face, but couldn't handle Peridot saying anything about her. On rew...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 970179

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I've begun to watch the CNN debate on my free time. Jim Webb as far as I can tell is a Republican on the stage of the Democrats. Pro Gun and Pro-intervention in the middle east. I haven't even finished the debate yet and he seems to stand the most towards "Right". Jim Webb was a Republica...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

TD - If a Fusion's components had gems in the same location, I'd assume that body part would just stretch to accomodate both gems. For example, if Pearl and Peridot fused, their combined form would have a larger than proportional forehead with both gems there, either one above the other, or side by ...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

The Classroom Gems 2: How Gems Are Made The book "Steven Universe: A Guide to the Crystal Gems" is out. Like the comic, it's geared towards younger readers. There's no plot, just info on major Gem characters. It's from Steven's perspective, so there's not much we don't already know from t...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293150

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

People. They're literally everyone we know. But, are they any good? At least one person wants his readers to rate him as low as possible so he can be the worst person on earth. I'm curious about using a subject's phone number to ID them. Phone books still exist. It'd be trivial for anyone in my town...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 44380

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

We can avoid any confusion and still annoy pedants by using: "I couldn't care fewer".
by Isaac Hill
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1582: "Picture a Grassy Field"
Replies: 86
Views: 16534

Re: 1582: "Picture a Grassy Field"

I first heard the phrase "Don't think of an elephant" referenced in a political article, since elephants are the mascot of the Republican party. So, now when I see/hear the phrase, I think of a donkey, the mascot of the Democratic party. In fact, when I'm told "Don't think of a/an (an...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

Ronaldo's Beachapalooza thing: When Ronaldo stopped believing in snake people and instead came up with the idea of polymorphic rock people and the diamond authority, I assumed it was a little joke to the audience. Now he's doing a talk on it and appears to have the 4 diamonds symbol I am intrigu...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Volkswagen cheats EPA Tests: Millions of Vehicles affected
Replies: 90
Views: 22449

Re: Volkswagen cheats EPA Tests: Millions of Vehicles affect

Will there be a mandatory software patch? That seems unlikely. I don't think many politicians are going to stick their neck out over punishing consumers for a multinational's fraud. My previous make/model car had a common flaw that could affect performance. There was a class action suit, and everyo...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

NH & SS: I agree that they are themed on Mom's at the moment. However: I disagree that these are the same overbearing mothers - Connie's mother has her doing lots of stuff every hour of the day that she wants Connie to do - you don't get the feeling that Connie gets much choice in th...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

Nightmare Hospital and Sadie's Song I like whenever Lion the familiar/protector acts like a giant kitty. There's Nightmare Hospital's bit with the Lion Lickers, chomping on Sardonyx's dragonflies, trying to get the paper bag off his nose. Dr. and Mr. M. seemed to take meeting giant, 6-ar...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 44380

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

"I could care less." That means you do care. At least a little. "I could care less" sounds like it would mean, "I'm slightly interested". If someone asks you if you're looking forward to a sequel to a movie you kind of liked, you'd say, "Well, I could care less &qu...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28494
Views: 3033141

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Thanks for the advice and empathy. I tried applying for other credit cards, but couldn't get one without an annual fee. For how little I plan to use the card, the annual fee is probably 20% of what I'd spend. I wanted to e-mail PayPal to ask if I could use the account without that info, by either se...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28494
Views: 3033141

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Fuck Discover. And PayPal and stores. And probably Hasbro. I tried to apply for a credit card on-line. I get to the end, and the website says to call a phone number to finish the setup. I call, and the guy says I have no FICO score. Something's gone wrong with the application. Maybe it's my fault fo...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of AdBlock
Replies: 639
Views: 118418

Re: Ethics of AdBlock

Honestly, ads don't provide a ton of revenue to begin with. A single impression is worth a tiny fraction of a penny, generally speaking. If anything. Often, only clicks are worth anything, and click through ratios are often terribly low. Only caring if people click the ad when they see it sounds li...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 339177

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

I don't understand why TLA:2 would be made. Who thinks that an idea for a successful film is a 5-years-delayed sequel to a widely panned adaptation of a TV franchise whose last two seasons weren't even shown on television? The only positive is that the original cast has aged out of the roles since t...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

Rose hints (up "Sworn to the Sword") In "Jailbreak", when Garnet's fighting Jasper in the modern Homeworld ship, there's three colored triangles in the floor: blue, yellow, and white. They also mention a superior named Yellow Diamond. Presumably, the Diamonds are in charg...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

TD - I posted that link when I first found it. A day or two later, I realized it was actually relevant to the ongoing aging conversation. This is sort of relevant to the Steven's death question, in that it specifically avoids answering the question. It's also the source of those chibi versions of th...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28494
Views: 3033141

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I thought we had reached an agreement, and my stress level has been going down a lot since they announced they were going to be out on September 2nd, but now I'm more upset than ever. First, my wife's sister unfriended her on Facebook and is keeping the kids from being around us which I think is st...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 42001

Re: Steven Universe

Extended theme song
There's clips of stuff from the end of Season 1, so you should wait until you've seen all of that before watching. There's also an actual spoiler of a silhouette of a character we haven't seen yet, whose identity can be derived from context.
by Isaac Hill
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28494
Views: 3033141

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

My wife and I asked them to help out a little more since we were taking on more bills (another cable box, more cable channels, more expensive internet package, etc ...) to accommodate them at their request. Are you still paying for these extra services? If you cancel their cable and internet, that ...

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