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by Zohar
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 256
Views: 94675

Re: Coffee

I've come to trust Wirecutter with their different reviews. They recommend one that's for $140 and there's a cheaper option for about $100 as well.
by Zohar
Thu May 31, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Yeah, this isn't "being friendly with crazy grandpa", this is giving a huge amount of power to someone who can impact all of our lives.
by Zohar
Thu May 31, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm gonna refer to gmal's signature. Point being though, one is more than ""technically"" racist if they vote for racist policies promoted via racist language. That depends on exactly why someone voted for Trump. If they're doing so on the basis of racist policy, then yeah, sure...
by Zohar
Thu May 31, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Mrs. Clinton said she would work toward training and employment in Green Jobs. Much better jobs. Except, they're not better jobs. The thing about Green jobs is that they tend to be fairly short lived. The coal industry employed in 2014 less than 80,000 people. Green energy jobs employ more than 800...
by Zohar
Wed May 30, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It was not anti-Republican, it was anti-Trump.
by Zohar
Wed May 30, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Do we really need to discuss again if Trump and Trump voters are racist or not? Has anyone's mind changed since the last time this was discussed here?
by Zohar
Tue May 29, 2018 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I don't disagree on that, I'm saying I don't think the link above covers everything we're talking about. Regardless, we're waaaay off-track here. I don't even think that JT needs to be prosecuted here. But it doesn't change the experience of JJ throughout all of this. That she's a champ and took it ...
by Zohar
Tue May 29, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

According to that definition what JT did, even if intentional, would not count as assault (did not touch her breast). Surely forcibly stripping someone is illegal, so I'm fairly certain we're missing something here.
by Zohar
Tue May 29, 2018 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Yeah, I'm not really sure either. My (expert on sexual assault) husband did confirm it doesn't require intent but I haven't asked him if he meant in a legal or practical sense.
by Zohar
Tue May 29, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The phrasing for the law in the US doesn't require intent. In Texas there's a state law that requires "intentionally or knowingly" doing whatever they define as sexual assault. Some countries require intent, some don't.
by Zohar
Tue May 29, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I don't think it's helpful to term something as a sexual assault if everyone involved says it was accidental, even if by some linguistic gymnastics it's vaguely defendable. "Linguistic gymnastics" being literally the law. Got it. in the resultant heap of bodies my hand happens to come to ...
by Zohar
Tue May 29, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

obviously, that definition lacks the mentioning of at least two parties which have to be involved. Zohar argues that it is a sexual act since "the FCC fined the CBS for an indecent act", No, I'm arguing that it goes to show it's not a stretch to consider this a sexual act. Also, you need ...
by Zohar
Tue May 29, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 819364

Re: Today I Made:

Wanted to make sure I have lunch for work, so last night I made Marcella Hazan's tomato-onion-butter pasta sauce.
by Zohar
Tue May 29, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Uh, no. All of this is wrong. Intent does not need to exist for sexual assault to occur: "The term “sexual assault” means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal, or State law, including when the victim lacks capacity to consent." This is true for many other countries in...
by Zohar
Mon May 28, 2018 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 4112

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

Apparently Solo is a box office disappointment. One can only hope it will make Disney rethink some of their Star Wars strategies.
by Zohar
Mon May 28, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

only if it was done on purpose. do you have any indication that JJ didn't consent to it (not forgetting the convenient taping) *and* JT did it on purpose, instead of by accident as claimed? We have plenty of evidence Janet Jackson didn't consent and zero evidence that she did. Intent is not a prere...
by Zohar
Fri May 25, 2018 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

No one really complained about the groping. And having your breasts exposed to millions of people without your consent is also assault.
by Zohar
Fri May 25, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It really wasn't. And even if it was staged, it was still a portrayal of sexual assault, and the aftermath is the victim, whether originally planned or not, was ostracized, ridiculed, and suffered massive financial setbacks.
by Zohar
Fri May 25, 2018 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Her career basically crashed after this, while he's still a very successful artist.
by Zohar
Fri May 25, 2018 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Uh, no. And the double standard in how Janet Jackson has had to suffer all of the consequences is proof enough of how fucked up and unbalanced this is.
by Zohar
Fri May 25, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1853
Views: 312090

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

That makes sense. It sounds like it tried to identify the object to guess how quickly it will move though, not if it's a large size or not. And the computer might not want to avoid a crow, but will want to avoid a tire, so size isn't the only thing that matters here.
by Zohar
Fri May 25, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 4112

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

Raidri wrote:Given that there is not even a thread for the Solo movie the interest in these Star Wars Stories seems limited.

I think this might have to do more with the lack of excitement towards Solo in general. I wonder how well it will do...
by Zohar
Fri May 25, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1853
Views: 312090

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I'm surprised it based its decision primarily on the type of object in front of it and not the speed by which it was moving.
by Zohar
Thu May 24, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7875
Views: 579165

Re: Trump presidency

Yes, politics are inevitable. Everything is political. But their decision was wrong, and people should learn to live with it.
by Zohar
Thu May 24, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7875
Views: 579165

Re: Trump presidency

They're professional performers who are on the clock. There's nothing unreasonable about saying "no politics on the job", particularly when it results in boycotts from a non-trivial chunk of the audience. As Thesh already mentioned, banning protests is already including politics on the job.
by Zohar
Wed May 23, 2018 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2352076

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

The Olympics usually cost a whole lot more than Eurovision does. Eurovision is a much smaller event and it's not a uniformly bad decision to host it.
by Zohar
Wed May 23, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2352076

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

But it was held in Jerusalem in prior years... In 1978 Israel was in the midst of intense peace negotiations with Egypt. In 1979 Israel and Egypt just signed the peace treaty. In 1999 a left-leaning prime minister was just elected and there were no notable attacks on Palestinians by Israel. In 2018...
by Zohar
Wed May 23, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 819364

Re: Today I Made:

Following up on my craving, I made carrot cake yesterday. Also some humus which we had with pita (the bread, not our dog with the same name) and some salad.
by Zohar
Wed May 23, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2352076

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

Israel won Eurovision and it is shaping up to be a political nightmare, of course. The Eurovision board or whatever hasn't announced the exact location of the competition yet (Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv is a big deal) because, well, there's an actual process for this. In the meantime the ministry of cul...
by Zohar
Tue May 22, 2018 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 819364

Re: Today I Made:

I end up peeling cucumbers because the ones I find here are almost always English cucumbers which are bad and not Persian cucumbers which are good.

Edit: An internet search suggests maybe I'm finding "garden cucumbers". Anyway they're shitty and waxy.
by Zohar
Tue May 22, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4514
Views: 819364

Re: Today I Made:

Sandry wrote:They didn't even have a vegetable peeler, which ideally I would've figured out before buying a whole bunch of carrots.

Huh, I basically never peel any vegetables if I can get away with it, carrots included.
by Zohar
Tue May 22, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cravings!
Replies: 49
Views: 29862

Re: Cravings!

I don't normally want cake. Like, I love cake, and I would eat it if it's available, but usually if given the choice I'd rather have a pie, for example, or some sort of pastry.

But I REALLY want some cake. Maybe I'll get ingredients for a carrot cake today. I blame Secondtalon and this thread.
by Zohar
Tue May 22, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7875
Views: 579165

Re: Trump presidency

I suspect you are conflating "left" with "authoritarian" and "right" with "libertarian" as many on the American right do these days, when those charts are explicitly listing them separately. "Left-Right" lines are not consistent between countries or...
by Zohar
Mon May 21, 2018 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954684

Re: Police misbehavior thread

orthogon wrote:So in effect he didn't get to not serve some of the time that he might otherwise have not had to serve, as it were.

Wut.

Also, no, that's not a justification to the arrest.
by Zohar
Mon May 21, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8015048

Re: Thoughts for ships

Jumble wrote:Erm, hi all! How have you been? Anyone around who remembers me? I guess I’m back.

Welcome back! I remember you pretty much the same way I remember most people here I haven't met in person - your avatar is familiar. Glad to hear the dog's doing well.
by Zohar
Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 439135

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

It's kind of fun if you're into the 80s references. The story isn't particularly believable and I found the characters very bland and mostly problematic stereotypes. It's kind of like a bad fanfic about the 80s.
by Zohar
Fri May 18, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 439135

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I hope you enjoy it, I guess. I found it very easy to read, and that's probably the best thing I can say about it.
by Zohar
Fri May 18, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 439135

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I've been reading The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and it's a really fun book. If you're looking for a space-opera novel with a somewhat mundane (i.e. not "save the universe!!") story with really awesome queer representation and lots of in-depth alien races world-building, I highly rec...
by Zohar
Thu May 17, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Deadpool 2
Replies: 10
Views: 2184

Re: Deadpool 2

In any case, I am really not interested in it. I thought the first Deadpool was really overhyped and trying way too hard to be funny. I don't expect the second one to be much better.
by Zohar
Thu May 17, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 412966

Re: Questions For The World

I knew about onion and garlic (and chocolate), but never heard of grapes, thanks for the heads up!

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