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by Zohar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 232390

Re: Board games anyone?

We finally, finally finished going through Pandemic Season 1 with my in-laws. I think they all appreciated the experience, even though it started on a very low note - two losses in January and the loss of the dispatcher. Things kept bouncing around but I ended up giving us a few perks along the way....
by Zohar
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8348
Views: 697853

Re: Trump presidency

I'm sorry but that is such a failure of logic (disregarding that the survey says 138 million as the estimate, not 142). But anyway, just because someone says they'd like to, does not mean they would. The question asked in the survey is: Ideally, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move per...
by Zohar
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481320

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/technology/amazon-workers-pay-raise.html Amazon's pay raise to 15$ isn't actually a raise because Amazon is canceling bonuses and other benefits, which means some workers end up with less income overall. What I don't get is how Amazon thinks this wouldn't get out?...
by Zohar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6515
Views: 1026076

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I've heard robocalls sometimes record you saying "Yes" (as in "Yes who is this?") to use later as proof of confirmation of whatever they're trying to charge you. May be a hoax but I've started answering with "Hello" instead.
by Zohar
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 14516

Re: The Good Plaice

S03E03 (The Brainy Bunch) spoilers:
Spoiler:
I guess I should be used to it by now but this show constantly surprises me with how much it's willing to break the status quo. I was ready to face several more episodes of the test and demon-on-demon shenanigans.
by Zohar
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4616
Views: 869210

Re: Today I Made:

I made a pretty large amount, so I used a food processor. And it ended up pretty viscous.
by Zohar
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481320

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

The greatest feature of modern art is also its greatest problem. Modern art requires little personal investment in terms of years of training in color theory or pigment preparation or ceramics. This means there is no significant barrier to becoming an artist, and anyone with great ideas can create....
by Zohar
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4616
Views: 869210

Re: Today I Made:

Cooked so many things yesterday. We got a bunch of apples in our CSA, so I cooked them into apple sauce and froze them so we have some to eat on Hanukkah with latkes. It's getting close to freezing so I picked all of the basil and made a bunch of pesto sauce, froze that too. Made another batch of gr...
by Zohar
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6515
Views: 1026076

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I googled "does bebe rexha sexualize mental illness" and this was my first result . I'm not the only one saying there are issues with the video. TBH, it's hardly the worst video ever made, and honestly I don't care too much. But hey, sex sells, and Beats by Dre headphones or whatever prod...
by Zohar
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6515
Views: 1026076

Re: Police misbehavior thread

https://www.wbez.org/shows/16-shots/ep-23-guilty-of-seconddegree-murder/9d172a25-dd25-46cb-b0f8-1b701ae1ea43 In a rare partial victory for police accountability, shootieMcgee Van Dyke found guilty of murder, but only 2nd degree charges. 2nd degree ranges from 20 years jail all the way down to proba...
by Zohar
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6515
Views: 1026076

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Having skimmed over the video, that you consider it to be sexy is concerning.
by Zohar
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 32398

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

According to an NPR poll from this morning, Democrats were already pretty motivated, so it's mostly Republicans who are being advantaged by this.
by Zohar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 69
Views: 8240

Re: Class vs class

ucim wrote:They'd need something to attract the right users in the first place; perhaps a webcomic would do it?

Jose

It would help to put a link to the board from the main page, probably.
by Zohar
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 221
Views: 39499

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

We just bought some ready-made...
by Zohar
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 14516

Re: The Good Plaice

I dunno, I laughed quite a bit during it. And I felt the comedy was so different between the different characters, it was great! I'm just looking forward to seeing more of it.
by Zohar
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4616
Views: 869210

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made tiramisu for the first time, and it turned out pretty good! I was very pleased with myself. The recipe calls for raw eggs and I needed a new carton anyway, and I found some pasteurized eggs at the grocery store so I used those. Little did I know pasteurized egg whites don't whip ver...
by Zohar
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 338
Views: 198965

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

That's a good point and I do try that to a degree. I read Lilith's brood and will give Wild Seed a go. Right now I'm trying to commit to reading at least as many books by women as I do by men. Which means I need to read at least 10 books by women to match the 10 books I already read this year. Yeah...
by Zohar
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2481320

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

A former colleague has the same surname as her soon-to-be-husband. Her favorite joke is to tell people they met at a family reunion.
by Zohar
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 338
Views: 198965

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Most of what I read is sci fi and fantasy, so I'll give recs in those areas. I would also recommend you try to actively find writers of color (which you've begun to do with Octavia Butler and if you haven't read Wild Seed I highly endorse doing so). N K Jemisin really came into prominence a couple o...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 6402

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Tyndmyr wrote:Well, if that's the definition we're using, then I have some trouble with "the only difference between adult media and child media is inappropriate content".

Which is why I said that's a stupid classification system right in my first comment.
by Zohar
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 6402

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

But I'd hold that the domain encompassing adult work is inherently more virtuous than the domain that excludes it, being a superset of the latter. "For children" is separate from "For adults" for most people. The vast majority of adults wouldn't even consider watching something ...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 6402

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Basically, adult-themed media can explore a much wider range of human situations than child-themed media can, and to much greater emotional depth. Wait, are you saying you've never seen an afterschool special about racism, sexual assault, or drugs? Lucky you. My point is, most topics covered by adu...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 6402

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Your conclusion that they're not inherently better than each other is correct, but your reasoning is ridiculous. Why do you think the only type of "inappropriate for kids" content is porn? How are censorship laws and age rating in any way related to what is and isn't appropriate for kids ...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8348
Views: 697853

Re: Trump presidency

Kavanaugh just got the committee to approve him, he's well on his way to become Justice Thomas 2.0 Maybe when we appoint the third Justice accused of rape, he will actually back down. And when we appoint the first justice convicted of rape, I'll agree he should. So up until April 2018, when Bill Co...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 6402

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Your conclusion that they're not inherently better than each other is correct, but your reasoning is ridiculous. Why do you think the only type of "inappropriate for kids" content is porn? How are censorship laws and age rating in any way related to what is and isn't appropriate for kids t...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90089
Views: 8472383

Re: Thoughts for ships

That is a very valid point!
by Zohar
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90089
Views: 8472383

Re: Thoughts for ships

We recently got a Nest and are liking it. I'm not sure it's learning much (and our HVAC system itself is pretty old so there's a limit to what it can do), but the convenience of adjusting temperature from anywhere - including from bed with my phone without getting up or when we're half an hour from ...
by Zohar
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 145
Views: 26407

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Apparently people like Searching a lot. I was going to dismiss the movie because it seems so gimmicky but now I'm considering going to see it.
by Zohar
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8348
Views: 697853

Re: Trump presidency

Weeks wrote:Oh! Oh! I know this one!

...um...

*buzzes in*

What is Occam's Razor?

I'm actually not a big fan of Occam's Razor because sometimes reality is complicated. But yeah this case is pretty obvious.
by Zohar
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8348
Views: 697853

Re: Trump presidency

There are already other people saying they knew of the story at the time, and there's one more victim that came forward.
by Zohar
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4616
Views: 869210

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made a semi-fancy breakfast. Toasted bread (from Alex's homemade sourdough), fried spinach and onions, sliced roasted beets, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and some home fries. Turned out great, except the hollandaise split :( Still tasted good, just not very creamy. If that's semi-fa...
by Zohar
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4616
Views: 869210

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday I made a semi-fancy breakfast. Toasted bread (from Alex's homemade sourdough), fried spinach and onions, sliced roasted beets, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and some home fries. Turned out great, except the hollandaise split :( Still tasted good, just not very creamy.
by Zohar
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 145
Views: 26407

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I saw A Simple Favor last night and had a really great time. It's an odd funny mystery thriller. If you liked Gone Girl, you would probably like this.
by Zohar
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

Is this whole thread's purpose just for us to tell you how clever you are compared to other people? DID I GUESS THE TWIST CORRECTLY??
by Zohar
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

I agree with doogly that you should stop referring to your "problems" of being too intelligent. That said, it really depends on context. I'm listening to a podcast that reviews Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a 20-year old series, episode by episode. They actively avoid future spoilers on the po...
by Zohar
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4616
Views: 869210

Re: Today I Made:

Made a bunch of stuff, let's see... Saturday I made really nice pasta with a "raw" sauce - I fried an onion and a pepper from our garden in oil, but used a lot of tomatoes and basil from our garden fresh. Sunday I made a vegetable pot pie and a chocolate cake. Chocolate cake turned out OK,...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts
Replies: 16
Views: 3678

Re: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts

I listen to quite a few podcasts... Here's my list: Comedy: 2 Dope Queens - no other podcast makes me laugh as much as this one. They bring in comedians that are usually OK, not necessarily great, but they are hilarious. Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me! The NPR News Quiz - the other podcast that makes me l...
by Zohar
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 86509

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

Defense drones predict where the hacking drone will be to make sure the shot connects. If you depower the hack drone immediately after defense drone shoots, there's a high chance the shot will miss. Then you power up the hack drone again and it will connect successfully. As for killing all crew on t...
by Zohar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 18975

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

The Captain Marvel movie will be set in the 1990s and include a digitally younger-looking (youthanized?) Samuel L Jackson.
by Zohar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8232
Views: 1364061

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Congrats! I hope work went well.

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