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by Zohar
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4873
Views: 374384

Re: Trump presidency

Bill could've opened up People Magazine to "1996's top 100 sexiest people", and used it as a checklist. Lewinsky wasn't ugly, far from it, but she was "girl next cube over", not a supermodel. That Bill had an affair with her, at least 9 times rather than just hit and run, showed...
by Zohar
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 201
Views: 13302

Re: Black Panther

Angua wrote:I really liked Shuri and T'Challa's chemistry. They were great together.

She was such a refreshing character in a film filled with gravitas (not that the gravitas was bad).
by Zohar
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 201
Views: 13302

Re: Black Panther

Saw it yesterday, it was highly enjoyable. The film was was gorgeous, too, and the soundtrack doesn't sound like every single other Marvel film. Can we have an hour of just T'Challa getting pranked by his sister? Shuri was definitely the best part of the film for me. I found it funny everyone talked...
by Zohar
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752597

Re: Today I Made:

For the past few nights I've been trying to get my rice to develop a crust when cooking it, like tah-dig in Persian cuisine, by pouring olive oil in after the rice is cooked and fluffy and letting it cook for a while longer (though the process is more complicated if you really want to do it right)....
by Zohar
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 133
Views: 15680

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

cephalopod9 wrote:If you're outside the US, what's the volume of an egg? If you crack a large egg into a measuring cup, how does it measure


Egg sized are relatively standard, I think. At least, I used "large" eggs in Israel and A-size eggs in the US and had more-or-less the same results.
by Zohar
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 201
Views: 13302

Re: Black Panther

Somewhat related, this made me chuckle.

Watching it tomorrow, can't wait!
by Zohar
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 198209

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

And ahead of 13-3??
by Zohar
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I think I need to stop smoking.
Replies: 44
Views: 7359

Re: I think I need to stop smoking.

To anyone reading this, new here. It has been 42 days since I tried to quit smoking. Feels like a lot longer than that. The thing is that with the passage of time, my patience of not getting to addicted to cigarettes again is saturating day by day. Don't know why it all is happening with me. My doc...
by Zohar
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 25
Views: 2703

Re: black history

When we were getting a home we took a first home buyers' course and the instructor explained to us mortgage companies/banks want to see each person having at least three lines of credit. We only had two, but apparently you can be signed on to other people's credit cards (not as able to use them, jus...
by Zohar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 198209

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Finally got FFXII working on my computer. I was having an issue where the FMVs would suddenly get very choppy and the sound would cut off, apparently it had to do with the laptop being on power saver mode, even though it was connected to power and it shouldn't have impacted anything. Of course, I ca...
by Zohar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 913
Views: 199306

Re: Board games anyone?

Ended up playing a game of Lords of Waterdeep with five players. Pretty fun, I will go again.
by Zohar
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 913
Views: 199306

Re: Board games anyone?

Going to a local board game night here tonight. Very excited. And my husband wants to join, how unusual!
by Zohar
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Lightning
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: Black Lightning

I'm into it. And I think a black superhero would definitely be defined by his blackness, in many places. That doesn't seem unrealistic to me. Not just on his own - other people would probably consider a black man having power outrageous. We've seen that happen in real-life politics. I appreciate the...
by Zohar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 201
Views: 13302

Re: Black Panther

It's already out in the UK? That's cool. We have our tickets for Sunday. Apparently the local theater only made the expensive formats available for preorder (IMAX, 3D...) and the regular screenings only get scheduled tomorrow. So we got expensive tickets (blech).
by Zohar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13380
Views: 1396924

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Yeah I know, it was a play on the name of the thread (which traditionally has referred to general knowledge stuff people have learned).
by Zohar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13380
Views: 1396924

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I'm not sure 10,000 people learned that today, but congrats?
by Zohar
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752597

Re: Today I Made:

Having dinner with friends, one of whom can't eat gluten. So I made a carrot soup with Moroccan spices, tahini, and crisp chickpeas, a mushroom and spinach quiche with an almond flour crust, and an almond-lemon cake with some sour cream.
by Zohar
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 4788

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

We are not "hating on your emotions", we just think differently than you do?
by Zohar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 4788

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

As you said, it's not a past relationship, so I think this situation is different. And BTW speising, just because it's a comedy doesn't mean we should expect less from the characters. Anyway, I haven't seen a ton yet, probably less than ten episodes, but I don't recall him complaining too much about...
by Zohar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 104
Views: 29531

Re: stop walking on the escalators

OK, sure, the idea originally may have been different. The public perception of what these things do is different, so my phrasing was inaccurate. But it's how people use this that matters, not what people designed it to do.
by Zohar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 104
Views: 29531

Re: stop walking on the escalators

Yeah, the designers' intent is also irrelevant in this case...
by Zohar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 104
Views: 29531

Re: stop walking on the escalators

How you view them is irrelevant, it's how people who use them view them. And if I'm after a super long flight and have no energy to move around, or if I'm elderly, or injured, or my leg bothers me, then I won't exert extra energy on the escalator and just be grateful it's there.
by Zohar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 104
Views: 29531

Re: stop walking on the escalators

Well, I guess it depends on the details of the situation. If the ratio of the width of the escalator to the width of the hallway leading to the escalator is at least as large as the ratio of the average walking pace to the speed of the escalator, then it's okay for people to stand. But otherwise, s...
by Zohar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Altered Carbonara
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Re: Altered Carbon

I watched perhaps 20 minutes of the first episode and felt like it was so much all over the place that I couldn't actually concentrate on it. I'm not interested in a series of 30-second scenes, each one introducing new characters and concepts that I have no idea if I should care about. Also it kind ...
by Zohar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 201
Views: 13302

Re: Black Panther

We are also looking forward to it. Slightly tempered by new puppy and having to figure out logistics.
by Zohar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 4788

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Ginger wrote:Anyways, Frasier, is a therapist on the radio. He should know better than to whine about his ex-wife constantly.

Why? It's a person he doesn't particularly like or enjoy the presence of, but he has to be involved with her because they have a son together that he does want to keep in his life.
by Zohar
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 104
Views: 29531

Re: stop walking on the escalators

You've left a very important item out of the algorithm: - If there is no traffic in front of you, proceed forward at the maximum speed that you can safely travel. True for traffic, not sure it makes sense for escalators. People shouldn't be expected to climb up them if they don't want to. Unlike tr...
by Zohar
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 4788

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

You're getting them confused. Frasier (misspelled with a z earlier) was married to Lilith and they have a son together. Niles is married to Maris (whom we never see) and is into Daphne.
by Zohar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread
Replies: 156
Views: 95886

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Doesn't sound like an xkcd to me... Not sure what else it could be though. Maybe Abtruse Goose (which started updating again after three years)?
by Zohar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 353
Views: 67591

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

Thought I should mention the FTL dev team's next game, Into The Breach, a sci-fi Pacific Rim-like monster-vs.-robot tactical battle game is out February 27th on Windows (Mac and Linux will follow with no release date as of yet).

I am very excited.
by Zohar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 119
Views: 10407

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

Nothing in the old net neutrality rules said ISPs can't charge by data used. All ISPs have a fair usage policy at the very least whereby if you use more than X amount of GB per month you'll get throttled (it's usually set so high no reasonable user would meet that limit, but someone who's using thei...
by Zohar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4286
Views: 752597

Re: Today I Made:

Made some mac and cheese for an under-the-weather husband.
by Zohar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4873
Views: 374384

Re: Trump presidency

Oh please, the newspaper reader nor the cable news show viewer is not and has never been the main customer of media; the advertiser is. Just because the reader pays for the newspaper doesn't mean they are not the product. Your runaway steamroller does indeed have an engineer. Just look at the CNN w...
by Zohar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 4788

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Per someone's random Facebook mention I've started rewatching Frazier. I'm not very far in but it holds up pretty well! The laugh track is jarring but I got used to it. The jokes that bother me the most are how Niles is obviously attracted to Daphne and she's oblivious while everyone else is telling...
by Zohar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 176140

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I mean, if someone is trying to be an asshole towards me I might get bothered because they're trying to be an asshole, but their method of choice (eating meat) is not going to be very effective. I watch animal dissection videos on YouTube, that's probably more real-life gore than a lot of meat eater...
by Zohar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 176140

Re: Controversial opinions about food

dubsola wrote:They can be ignored but I prefer to cook and eat a steak in front of them. I'd never do that to a vegetarian but it is kinda funny for the well done folks, they look horrified. As do I when they do the same

Meh, as a vegetarian I wouldn't mind if you did that in front of me.
by Zohar
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4873
Views: 374384

Re: Trump presidency

I think increasing proof that the president is a racist and a bigot is newsworthy and anger-worthy. Not something that warrants immediate action like DACA or the budget, but it's worth reminding people are biggest problem isn't shithole countries, it's a shithole president.
by Zohar
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 90
Views: 19263

Re: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News

First, what's with conflating horror with sexuality and obscenities? Does porn = rap for you as well? And also, why don't you compare this to Martin Scorsese films, Quentin Tarantino films, David Cronenberg films? There are plenty of pasty white guys' movies that have way more violence, nudity, and ...
by Zohar
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89882
Views: 7385491

Re: Thoughts for ships

Dragons in Robin Hobb's fantasy world breathe acid, basically. It is pretty terrifying. People kind of stumble and melt as they try to run away.
by Zohar
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 90
Views: 19263

Re: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News

Plenty of movies that are not horror contain all of this, and the same is true for music lyrics as well. To compare the a prolific area of mostly black artists and creators to horror is... in poor taste, at best.

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