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by SurgicalSteel
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 297367

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

2 ciugars, good scotch, and ecent absinthe. and sharing grill chsee with my dog. I'm a happy grad of metal.
by SurgicalSteel
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Political Allegory of sorts.
Replies: 20
Views: 8522

Re: A Political Allegory of sorts.

In a more serious note how does military developed related in any shape or form to an asteroid hitting earth? It doesn't really, and that's sort of the point. So, then were you just trying to be absurd? Are you trying to say that we shouldn't spend money on military development because we're all go...
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Economic System
Replies: 12
Views: 8589

Re: Economic System

First there was barter. Barter is an easy system to establish because it requires no central authority, just two people willing to trade. However, barter sucks for larger economy, because if you want to trade sheep for barley, you need someone who wants the exact opposite, and haul the sheep to whe...
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Economic System
Replies: 12
Views: 8589

Re: Economic System

there is no significant private ownership of property. An important note about this part that I think of a lot of people misunderstand (though I'll admit my understanding comes only from a singular reading of the The Communist Manifest and Other Writings ): This doesn't mean there is no private pro...
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1453635

Re: Today I Learned

3rdtry wrote:Also, that the BAC code and all other security features of RFID passports were broken ages ago and they're now trivial to read and copy without permission.
That sounds terrible.
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Fluff

Never had a problem with canned or fresh pineapple. I've been known to open a can of pineapple rings and eat them like chips.
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Fluff

Giant Speck wrote:
FierceContinent wrote:
Oh well, I'm not really into comics anyway



You are posting on the forum of a comic. :?

To be honest, I don't even read XKCD anymore.
Sometimes I forget there's a web comic associated with this forum until someone says "oh man did you see xkcd today?"
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 811946

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I'm very jealous of you right now. My dad has a big telescope, there's something really awesome about looking up at something with your naked eye and just seeing a bright pinprick of light, then looking in the telescope and seeing that it's actually a complex celestial body with moons and colors and...
by SurgicalSteel
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 811946

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Have you seen Jupiter yet? I've been out of the astronomy game for a while so I don't remember if it's visible this time of year. Being able to make out of the Great Red Spot is pretty cool. Globular clusters and galaxies are other really cool things to look at. edit: Just checked, you should be abl...
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2973260

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Could you explain to me which part makes the muffins? Is it leftovers? I ask because my uncle brews his own beer, but has never made muffins - and if this is something extra we can get from stuff he'd otherwise bin, I wanna know about it :) Muffins: http://shebrewsgoodale.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/s...
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2973260

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Oh I definitely plan to. Normally I probably would have just rolled with it, but this is the first time I'm brewing a recipe I put together myself, so I want it to be what I planned, not what I accidentally bought. At least I get twice as much beer, twice as many muffins, and twice as many dog treats!
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2973260

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Very very minor pant: I purchased some grains today for an upcoming brew day, but unfortunately I fucked up one of the ingredients. More unfortunately, the guy at the store was nice enough to mill it all and put it in a single bag for me (not being sarcastic, this would have been very convenient if ...
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 55992

Re: How to know you're truly old.

Tomlidich the second wrote:"Got multiple DUI's on your record that were not your fault? Call us! We can get you a License to drive and car insurance!"
"We accept ABC gift cards as payment!"
by SurgicalSteel
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Fluff

I concur.
by SurgicalSteel
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 55992

Re: How to know you're truly old.

Commercial radio sucks anyway. I'm not even meaning the ads - I'd gladly listen to BIG BOB'S DISCOUNT AUTO MART AND CELL PHONE COMPANY ads and even the DJ talking over half the song if it meant I'd get to hear something new and interesting. But.. nope. So I've got NPR and I've got my mp3 player and...
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 55992

Re: How to know you're truly old.

My wife's grumpy HTKYTO from this morning: "I was picking up my oldest child from MMA, in my grey minivan, and listening to the CBC." Then she stared sadly out the window for about twenty minutes. You just made me realize that the majority of presets in my car are for news radio stations,...
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 55992

Re: How to know you're truly old.

I think I was taught cursive in either 2nd or 3rd grade. Everything we wrote was required to be in cursive from 4th through 6th, but by Junior High everything was required to be printed and cursive was never spoken of again.
by SurgicalSteel
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Android Eclipse SDK Help
Replies: 0
Views: 2509

Android Eclipse SDK Help

Trying to get set up to do some Android development and was hoping one of you could help me.The development environment is tripping me up. Whenever I would try to run the project this error would popup [ddms] Failed to initialize Monitor Thread: Unable to establish loopback connection I updated my S...
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Unsolicited thoughts about that: I'm in the middle of paying off a minor medical procedure that required me to be in the hospital for all of about 32 hours (one night's stay, then a few hours for a follow up procedure a week later). It was obscenely expensive, and even though my insu...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Not all pulp fiction could be called Chick-lit though. Think about the pulp detective serials and horror novels.
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

I'm working my way through the Hellraiser movies. God they're gross, but so entertaining. It makes me wonder if a film adaptation of The Damnation Game would ever get off the ground.
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 55992

Re: How to know you're truly old.

I think I may have figured out my least favorite thing about being an adult. When I take/get time off of work, it's not so much to relax and wind down, as taking time off from school used to be, it's to do other work that I can't do in the office. Work like fixing a leaky faucet, paying bills, calli...
by SurgicalSteel
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1453635

Re: Today I Learned

Probably both. My pans are old and cheap and heat up really fast even on a low flame, and my oven fan isn't connected to an outside exhaust and the filters need to be replaced, but I haven't yet because I can't find the right size anywhere.
by SurgicalSteel
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1453635

Re: Today I Learned

I can't seem to do this without setting off the smoke alarm for some reason, even though I'm perfectly capably of cooking burgers on a grill, and cooking other things in a skillet.
by SurgicalSteel
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Do you remember the Spring Sunsets? No! Santa Barbara has the weirdest relationship to the sunrise and sunset. The South Coast causes some funny geo-spatial phenomena, like the sun setting along the shoreline and rising out of the ocean, and the mountains running east-west instead of north-south. F...
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

You miss the Ocean? Yes. And the mountains too. I know there are mountains in Virginia, but the Santa Ynez mountains are different. They're dry and dusty and covered in chapparel and oak trees and big crazy rock formations, and sometimes the remains of some crazy rich person's "castle". W...
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

LA has some good stuff going for it. LA has a lot of good stuff going for it. The Griffith Park Observatory and the Natural History Museum are pretty cool just to name a couple things. I just wouldn't want to live there. Not a fan of big cities. Santa Barbara hardly has any weather at all. SB occas...
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

sometimes the santa anas here in los angeles get so bad that every gust stings your eyes, and makes you feel like you are breathing the output of a large space heater. I could see how the Santa Anas in LA, with all that smog and big-city bad smells, could be unpleasant. I grew up in Santa Barbara, ...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

I lived on the South Coast, so my experience with the Santa Anas may have been more mild than others.
by SurgicalSteel
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

addams wrote:Santa Ana winds.
One of the things I miss about living in California is the Santa Anas. Those warm, summertime afternoon winds were very comforting and made playing outside in the evening quite wonderful.
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2973260

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I still don't know what the hell i am doing, but the buttons im pressing are doing the right thing, so im gonna keep pressing those buttons. I think that's how most people feel/operate most of the time. Over time you'll figure out which buttons you should probably push, but you can never be 100% su...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2973260

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

so one project from our mysteriously absent coder turned into ALL the projects from our mysterious coder. Now kiddies, listen, don't ever learn coding. python is a gateway drug, it leads to many frustrated hours after work staring at your monitor, ripping your hair out. Demand a raise and training....
by SurgicalSteel
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

It wasn't the art style that annoyed me, it was how you had to scroll to make it play, and that the graphics filled my browser window. The first made it annoying to watch, and the second made it annoying to watch and look sloppy. I don't understand why they didn't just make a video, holding the down...
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

That was an incredibly obnoxious UI. I assumed it was put together by an animation student who didn't know much about web design throwing bits of HTML5 at the screen, not a "digital partner", whatever that might be.
by SurgicalSteel
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7660358

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

You, sir, name? wrote:You don't take snowers? It's basically a shower, except you dial down the temperature to below just below freezing.
Which is great, because it keeps your homebrewed lager made with organic, locally-sourced hops and fermented in a cooler made from a 1951 retro ice-box from getting warm.
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 811946

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

someone in another thread had indicated their discomfort with such subjects. also, "safe queens" make me sad. Oh I know why you're doing it, I was in that convo. It's not an intentional safe queen. He just can't get ahold of the components to fire it like he used to. And living in...
by SurgicalSteel
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 811946

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

edit: also awesome, spoilered for the gun shy Got my new blackpowder revolver in the mail, and acquired powder, caps, and balls for it! will have to try this out soon. I'm not sure this is necessary, but I'll play along until told otherwise. My dad had one when he was a kid and said it was a lot of...
by SurgicalSteel
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2973260

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I occasionally browse /r/adviceanimals on reddit when I'm really, really bored, and the only mention of it I ever see (there or anywhere else) are people complaining about seeing it everywhere or people proudly proclaiming how much they don't care about it.
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 107020

Re: Nerdy Pet Peeves

I think I did know about him but forgot about him. Thanks for the reminder.
by SurgicalSteel
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 107020

Re: Nerdy Pet Peeves

SecondTalon wrote:*things*
It sounds like a lot of gunshows I've been to. Your part of Kentucky also sounds a lot like my part of Virginia.

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