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by Isaac Hill
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 13402

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

Ingress has a "Speedlock" If your average speed goes above about 35 then you cannot access any game functions other than XM collection. That is to discourage you from DOING anything with the phone while driving, but if you leave the game running and just not touch it you can still collect...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 233
Views: 74609

Re: Let's Talk Money

Thanks for the tips, but I don't know how much they'll help. As far as I know, there's nothing wrong with my credit. My student loans, mortgage, and car are all paid off. As a U.S. government employee, my data appears to have been compromised as part of the OPM hack. They gave us free credit monitor...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1074664

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm not fully convinced that Trump's success is due to any special attribute he has. He got 35.3% in New Hampshire this time around. In 1992, Pat Buchanan got 37.5% ( source ) running on a very similar anti-immigrant, anti-establishment platform*. Maybe that voting block is just always there. The di...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 233
Views: 74609

Re: Let's Talk Money

From what I remember, in the US if soeone defaults on their mortgage, the bank can take the house. Your credit is trashed, and it'll be difficult if not impossible to get another mortgage for a while, and you need to find a new place to stay. When the housing market crashed, lots of people realized ...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1074664

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That line at the end of Trump's Mexican rapist rant, "And some, I assume, are good people" sounds a lot like the racist cliche, "You're one of the good ones". Someone being careful with their words probably would have chosen different ones. On the other hand, much of what Trump s...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 225
Views: 54137

Re: Steven Universe

Hit the Diamond Angua - The Rubies' differing gem positions and their locations in the fusion didn't strike me as any different than what we've seen before in other fusions. Maybe the Cluster counts as more than 5 gems fusing. Five may not be a hard limit, but it does seem to get trickie...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 225
Views: 54137

Re: Steven Universe

Steven Universe has affected the way I view other media. Last night, I watched 1408 for the first time, a movie about an evil hotel room. While the protagonist was fighting the room and trying to escape, I wondered, "He's not even going to try to talk to it? He could at least apologize for insu...
by Isaac Hill
Thu May 26, 2016 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 225
Views: 54137

Re: Steven Universe

They're airing new epsiodes this month. It's being billed as a 4-week event, so I'm guessing there won't be more epsidoes for a while after these. The first two epsiodes aired together and their titles are a bit spoilery. Their initials are SWI and GD: Titles: Super Watermelon Island and Gem Drill C...
by Isaac Hill
Thu May 12, 2016 3:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1074664

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm not really seeing much evil. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/728297587418247168 Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics! I'm seeing a lot of dumb though. Having a shit-eating grin on your face while eating food from a restaurant you own...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 233
Views: 74609

Re: Let's Talk Money

Thanks for the advice, guys. *unless you're entirely in 100% in T-bills straight from the Treasury department. If so, dear god, you're playing it super safe with your investments. I assume you're ok with the low yields compared to other people? I am actually maxxing out my TSP in the G fund, which i...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 233
Views: 74609

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 1074664

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: 1074664

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: 1074664

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: 14
Views: 7359

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: 14009

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: 28561
Views: 3282346

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 28561
Views: 3282346

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 20893

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: 4271
Views: 623384

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: 15543

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 8612

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 353566

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 1074664

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 15073
Views: 2486509

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: 47965

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: 17370

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 23448

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: 225
Views: 54137

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: 225
Views: 54137

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...

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