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by freezeblade
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 3527

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

I've been meaning to do a genetic test with my wife, however I think more information will be gleaned from my test than hers, as she is Mexican by heritage, with a large percentage being native-mexican-"indian." As far as I understand it, there aren't many data points in popular genetic te...
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 4235

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

tgape wrote:...It will also reproduce by sending out runners, like a tomato or briar...


Tomatoes do not send runners.
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 4235

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

But how does it explain the Durian fruit? Looks like a big spikey cannonball of doom (can weigh more than 7 pounds), smells like death (or baby diapers, after eating nothing but tropical fruit for a week), and has an consumptive experience much like chowing down on a big (spiky) bowl of almond flavo...
by freezeblade
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 91
Views: 5967

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

Liberals only want reform when they are winning the popular-vote and losing elections. Yeah, ok there buddy. It doesn't help that the only times in the last 100 years that the president has been chosen by electoral college without winning the popular vote has been conservatives. Personally, as well...
by freezeblade
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4275
Views: 750861

Re: Today I Made:

My oven is currently (mostly*) broken, and I just don't know what to do with myself without one. Today I wanted to be making: Sandwich Bread for the week Pan Dulce attempt: conchas** Roasted Chicken leg quarters with winter root veggies Today I'm actually making: Chicken Stir-fry with brown rice *Sp...
by freezeblade
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 91
Views: 5967

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

To be honest, I don't want everyone to vote unless my side is the majority. I don't want a fair and equitable system if it mean progressives lose elections. Winning elections is more important (and easier) than winning hearts and minds. Underlined for emphasis. This statement makes me sick to my st...
by freezeblade
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8065
Views: 632993

Re: You must not say duck

it's easy, just don't say Duck!
by freezeblade
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4275
Views: 750861

Re: Today I Made:

I've certainly heard that (re: don't salt beans until end of cooking) and have seen it in some cook books I trust (Such as the guy I get my heirloom beans from, Rancho Gordo) I have heard though if you want to soften tough beans, to throw in a pinch of baking soda. (http://nymag.com/restaurants/reci...
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1946: "Hawaii"
Replies: 28
Views: 3675

Re: 1946: "Hawaii"

Soupspoon wrote:
rmsgrey wrote:
squall_line wrote:
cellocgw wrote:I recognize that Randall is as, errr...., bemused as any of us


You use that word, but I do not think it means what you think it means.


You mean "ceemused" isn't the same thing only even more so?

Shall I demuse you all?


That'd be quite eemusing.
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17138
Views: 1414757

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

also a few
by freezeblade
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 239
Views: 125115

Re: Top 10 Artists

Difficult! Um. no order, of course. 1. Pink Floyd 2. Sigur Rós 3. Broken Bells 4. Streetlight Manifesto/Catch-22/BOTAR (All pretty much because of Toh Kay) 5. Opeth 6. Agalloch 7. the Who 8. Sol Invictus 9. the Clash 10. the Mars Volta Of the moment, off the top of my head. Ask me again later...you'...
by freezeblade
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3316
Views: 628211

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

This is one from the other night, which is unusual because I usually don't remember my dreams, but this one was vivid and stood out: I was at some sort of retreat in the mountains. For some reason I knew it was near the Santa Cruz mountains, central coast, California, and I knew this even though the...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368678

Re: Trump presidency

Does California vote in the same proportion as the polls would imply? That is, if hypothetically 60% poll liberal, does California typically vote 40% Republican? Because if it's only 30% voting Republican when polls suggest 40%, that suggests conservatives stay home. I submit that in a typical elec...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368678

Re: Trump presidency

http://news.gallup.com/poll/125066/state-states.aspx Going over this, California polls much higher than the National average in pretty much every "Liberal/Conservative" metric. However this isn't what burned my biscuit about your claim, which was that Republicans (conservatives) are underr...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368678

Re: Trump presidency

Remember; California isn't truly much more liberal than the rest of the country, just that the conservatives have all but given up. I'm just asking you to defend your statement here. I can't see any proof that less Republicans register/vote here proportionally than elsewhere in the country due to &...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368678

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, I'm going to have to call bullshit on the "Well Republicans in California have just given up" defense. Crunching the numbers, California had 24.3 Million people eligible to register to vote for the 2016 election, of which 17.8 Million are registered, that puts it at about 73% registr...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17138
Views: 1414757

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

bleep bloop
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368678

Re: Trump presidency

You take out any region and the economy struggles for a while. Capital takes a long time to accumulate, especially human capital. It's not like *poof* a factory appears someplace. However, as valuable as California is, it's not the only source of technology in the US. San Francisco is full, and Aus...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368678

Re: Trump presidency

Oh, this old self-important Californian bullshit. California isn't some special unique place where the goods and services produced there can ONLY be made there. If California didn't exist (I'm in no way advocating for this), the rest of the US wouldn't be like "Shit what do we eat!" There...
by freezeblade
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368678

Re: Trump presidency

They already joke about nuking San Francisco - they think it's funny because they really, truly, do believe that if millions Americans were killed the country would be a better place. Even further, I've seen many of them joke about the same thing with the entirely of California as if it weren't the...
by freezeblade
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368678

Re: Trump presidency

Nearly all members of national park service advisory panel resign in frustration after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting last year. Of course he claims they are lying, but this sounds about right for Trump appointees, who seem to be in place main...
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 3279

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

Has anyone had dreams where you are somewhere familiar and run into a copy of yourself, and you know that it's not you? I used to have that one a lot, followed by the copy of me saying something ominous or cryptic, then finding that I am stuck in place, unable to move. I panic, and usually wake up s...
by freezeblade
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 9110

Re: Thomas Fire

CorruptUser wrote:Telling you man, Kudzu vines.


*shudder* Oh man Kudzu. That stuff is impossible to get rid of once it's burrowed into a place, it's even worse than Algerian ivy, or Bermuda grass!
by freezeblade
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

Re: Key Limes You're generally right about most commercial key limes, the only time I will even buy them is if I'm at a big Mexican market, which I know has a good turnover rate on their limes, and only if they feel heavy and are between yellow and green in color. You can't make a key lime pie witho...
by freezeblade
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

I personally use a Citrus reamer (despite the name), which works great for me, and I find gets more juice than one of the squeezers, which always seem to miss out on the pulp around the edges. Every squeezer I've found works for Persian limes, but is completely useless with key limes, which are too ...
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 4741

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

Steve the Pocket wrote:I'll make an exception if you want to explicitly call something a "knife and fork sandwich", because at least you're being honest even if it's kind of cheating.


or "Open Face Sandwich?"
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 51
Views: 4680

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Fleeting thought/question: Why is it that I can immediately tell from a few seconds of glancing at something on TV whether it is a movie or a TV-show? Frame rate? TV shows are usually 30 frames a second, Movies are still around 24, those extra frames give TV that "sitcom" look (it's too s...
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 175752

Re: Controversial opinions about food

(Though sometimes coffee shops smell nice, and I don't know what makes the difference). In my experience (working at a coffee shop), even people who don't like the taste of coffee, still enjoy the smell of it brewing, I figure it has something to do with the VOCs that are released upon grinding and...
by freezeblade
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 30757
Views: 2043746

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I find it hilarious that my screen name pops up pretty often in this thread, far more than any other location on a sub-fora. My streak seems to be a tad famous around these parts. I'm tempted to join another game, it couldn't be possible that I'd be scum again could it...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14610
Views: 2151440

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

I have a friend who is in the industry of water inspection and safty for the state of California, and she was so pissed at that guy. There are untold millions who don't have access to clean water, yet this guy is selling water which can easily become unsafe to consume in a matter of days from receiv...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 27878

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

I'd suggest she simply withhold her number but not sure if there's a cultural divide between the US and UK in that regard - maybe in the US people simply don't answer calls from withheld numbers? Unless I am expecting a call from someone I know has a usually-withheld number, I will not answer it. W...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368678

Re: Trump presidency

Poe's law is out in force today. Reading that post, I was not sure if it was serious or parody. Edit: Not the one right above me, but the one bender is laughing at, of course. Edit 2: China taking us seriously? China is enamored with the fact that Trump is pulling us out of trade agreements, essenti...
by freezeblade
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4275
Views: 750861

Re: Today I Made:

Catching up post from holiday eating! Yuletide I made (helped make, a family that cooks together stays together): So many cookies, Olallieberry crumb coffee cake, Tamales (4 kinds: cheese/chile, chicken mole, beef in chile rojo, and shredded pork in chile verde), and a big pot of delicious heirloom ...
by freezeblade
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1936: "Desert Golfing"
Replies: 24
Views: 3649

Re: 1936: "Desert Golfing"

Reminded me of this . I wonder if it's intentional. One of the reviews for (one of) the Desert Golfing games mentioned Scorched Earth. Many's the hours I've played that in early-'90s university PC labs, against AIs usually (useful in the quiet hours, when I could claim two or three machines in a ro...
by freezeblade
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 10139

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Okay, now I need to look up what David Prowse actually sounds like. It's definitely jarring looking at on-set photos where he has the helmet off; he looks more like someone you'd want to go to the pub with than run in terror from. David Prowse has a decidedly west country accent, and was nicknamed ...
by freezeblade
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 10139

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

The actor playing him physically...I would not recognize or associate with Darth Vader in any way, whereas Vader's voice is iconic. Nature of the guy literally wearing a suit the entire time. They had to use Jones really, as the actor who played Vader had an accent which wouldn't be taken seriously...
by freezeblade
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking disasters
Replies: 96
Views: 26595

Re: Cooking disasters

Of note on those "gluten free flour mixes" at the store, most I have seen available are not vegan, containing milk powder (Bob's Red Mill and Cup4Cup, for example, both have it). There is definitely the issue with vegan/gluten free being more expensive. Butter replacements I've had good lu...
by freezeblade
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 9110

Re: Thomas Fire

Soupspoon wrote:So, how long could it last? That's the burning question…


Last I heard, reports were that they were hoping to have it all under control by late first week of January or so.
by freezeblade
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 175752

Re: Controversial opinions about food

commodorejohn wrote:The only things that belong in mac-'n-cheese are mac and cheese.

Bacon is acceptable if it's being served as a snack alongside a nice dark beer.


Other forms of cured pork products are acceptable, imho. This includes, but is not limited to Ham, Bacon (streaky or back), smoked sausage, etc.
by freezeblade
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 9110

Re: Thomas Fire

CorruptUser wrote:Wait, is the fire over? It could still burn a bit more.


As of 9:20am (PST) today, Thomas fire is sitting at 45% contained. So not over yet.

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