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by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 10516

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Sir Mix-a-lot Is that the name of a roundabout variant? I expect it would look like this: https://mikedelgrosso.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Magic-Roundabout-AAIR_Devizes-002-6c7tt0ub1i8rt8hbwfk5l9lpy827ey9q6904ptvngji.jpg That is some dark-magic shit right there. I'm fairly sure that if a traf...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 160338

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Sword of Truth makes a couple of appearances over in the Worst/Overrated thread. They're definitely books that don't improve with age. I had liked them as a teenager well enough, but rereading them as an adult, they're really quite spectacularly bad--both the writing and the philosophy. Perhaps tha...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

He armed the kurds. And stopped providing arms to Syrian rebels (after a video showed them beheading a child). Beyond that he hasn't really done anything. I guess he also announced some sort of taskforce with the saudis to take on terrorism.
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 270
Views: 36981

Re: Bad Movies You Love

Sorry, I glossed over the "SGU was worse than bad movies you love" part. For me, SGU was a means to a guilty pleasure end. I watched it because I craved SG so much that it satisfied me. There were definitely times where I got frustrated or annoyed. But part of that was the game they were p...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

MartianInvader wrote:
ucim wrote:Every day that we don't have a nuclear holocaust is a day that we live without a nuclear holocaust.

Have you considered joining the tautology club? If you did, you'd be in the tautology club.


What happens in tautology club, happens in tautology club.
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Wakeup Call on Writing Instruction
Replies: 10
Views: 3537

Re: A Wakeup Call on Writing Instruction

At the end of the day, "practical writing" is about stating as much information, in the fewest words, with the least number of alternative interpretations. We share at least one point of commonality. I wish I were better at it. I also took a Technical Writing class (With specific emphasis...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

Or do we wait, and continue non-military engagement... because it just might happen that their authoritarian government weakens, the actual North Korean people get to experience real foreigners, and learn that we're not the monsters Kim makes us out to be? (yeah... koff koff Trump) Every day that w...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 655
Views: 95360

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Anyone ever play subspace (continuum)? Was thinking about downloading it again to see if anyone still played.
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

To take that to the next level. Do we cut our losses and take them out now, knowing there will be some casualties. Or do we wait and risk a potential conflict in the future where North Korea may have a nuke at the tip of one of those missles with the ability to take out an even larger population. Ag...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 26
Views: 4482

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

I am comforted by the fact that a forum for a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math (&science!) and Language can cover a topic as trivial as cutting boards. We mostly use our HDPE boards, particularly if we're doing raw meat. I do like to bust out the wooden cutting board I made when I was in 7th g...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 10516

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

He also shoots "buns" that mess with his garden. Not for protein, just for eradication. Seems a waste, but that's the reality of hunting in the US. I wouldn't say "the reality of hunting." As a seasoned hunter I call your BIL an ass. Hunter's should (and most do, at least in my ...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

Have to be careful when making comparisons between how we fought the gulf war vs how we will fight north korea. North Korea may have a large standing army, but they don't have the vehicles, etc. to support such a large army. Iraq had very strong armored divisions with a lot of tanks and support vehi...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 10516

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

trpmb6, it's difficult to convey the extent of our attachment to roundabouts. We fuckin' love 'em. They're what guns are to the USA. If we had a single written Constitution document, the first thing on it would be about roundabouts. They are beginning to make their appearance in the US. we have a f...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 10516

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

My parents live in (barely) Suburban Washington DC, as in MD within walking distance of the DC line. Their house is in a post WWII development, decent but not huge yards. They routinely have deer migrating through, or even living in for periods in their back yard. In addition, Rock Creek Park, whic...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 10516

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

I have generally found forest wildlife and small wildlife much easier to spot in and around cities than in the wilderness. My theory is that the limited amount of green space forces them to be in close proximity to people. In the wilderness, they can easily avoid the areas frequented by people. My ...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/stu_bykofsky/kim-jong-un-is-no-madman-and-north-korea-will-have-nukes-20170706.html I'm starting to hear rumbles of this alternative option from some think tanks. Let them have nukes, and live with North Korea regime surviving. It's frightening, but given Tru...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

I understand where you're coming from with the Syrian comment, and agree for the most part. The main issue I have with using Syria as an example though is how complicated the Syrian situation is to say the NK situation. The factions at play in Syria make it a tangled mess (in fact we at one point ev...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 10516

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

The next roundabout along the dual carriageway was briefly home to a deer or two, but I don't think it is any more. how big are your roundabouts that they have enough vegetation to house a deer or two? good grief. I've lived in some areas where deer were quite densely populated and practically live...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

When have you ever had a shortage of people disagreeing with you on a public forum? Considering that Trump's approval rating is 38%, we should expect about 38% of posters here to be Trump supporters. So yes, we have a severe lack of Trump supporters representing themselves here. I can't count a sin...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

In this case I wasn't even showing support for or against Trump, only noting that administrations routinely shop stories with the press. (To be fair, we don't even know what level of 'collusion' Trump and his team even had with fox on this story)
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 270
Views: 36981

Re: Bad Movies You Love

Similar to your Tremors love, I did like Stargate in all it's various forms. Only had one actual movie but had some made-for-TV movies later on too. Seen em all. RDA > * though I have to say whatever Stargate: Universe was supposed to be, it was not good. No, that's putting it too nicely. EDIT: App...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

And to be honest, I just like to play devil's advocate. I have zero patience for that. There's enough actual opposition to issues I care about for me to bother with people who are inventing argument about issues they're not really experiencing or witnessing. Playing devil's advocate, frankly, is a ...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 270
Views: 36981

Re: Bad Movies You Love

Well since this thread has been resurrected. Tremors (I argue this is Kevin Bacon's finest movie) Tremors 2: Aftershocks Tremors 3: Back to Perfection Tremors 4: The Legend Begins Tremors 5: Bloodlines Tremors 6 is announced for release in 2018 Also a 13 episode TV series on syfy Also, Michael Gross...
by trpmb6
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Trump has alleged as much about the Clintons in the past via twitter and other mediums anyways... Ah look, a washington post article on that very topic So you agree Donald Trump and co. make up shit about their opponents being actual murderers on the regular, a...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

Pretty common practice for friendly publications to seek white house counsel on things. 'Things' is rather general. This is about a specific thing , namely spreading the rumour that the democratic party murders people. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Trump has alleged as much about the Clinto...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4331
Views: 763353

Re: Today I Made:

On the weekend I made a big salad of spinach, chickpeas, feta, bellpeppers, roasted butternut squash, and craisins. The dressing was a fairly standard salt-chili flakes-olive oil-honey-lemon sort of deal. It turned out great and feels nice to have actual (mostly) fresh veggies for lunch, and spinac...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 306941

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Eh, the show has always played fast and loose with time and how long it takes to get anywhere. As far as episode 3: We last see Jaime & Euron in King's Landing. Then some time later, Euron's fleet is on the other side of the island at Casterly Rock and Jaime is with the Lannister army t...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 306941

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

All of that goes out the window when you consider HBO provides an interactive map (Be warned, there are spoilers if you visit it.): http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season-7/episode-3/map/location/7/casterly-rock We should be fair to the fan base. Most of them are quite aware of the dist...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:When you are talking about Fox News literally making up quotes to support the President, "both sides do it too" is complete and utter bullshit.


I really get tired of your antics.
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

The seth rich conspiracy started with Julian Assange when he made a veiled reference to it in tweets and a subsequent interview (though, the interview I believe was with Sean Hannity). I don't recall the specifics of the zimmerman article but the conspiracy itself certainly arose long before. Severa...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 306941

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Discussion on the role's of certain characters in the end For most of the characters it seems mostly clear what their roles are expanding to be or will be near the end. But what about a few of the following... Sam - If the writers were concerned about time this season why have they dedicated so much...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

I've lost a lot of confidence in Nate of late. I feel like he's far more speculative than he has been in the past. Care to give a couple examples? Not really. It's just a feeling I've had in general since the election. Probably doesn't help that he felt it necessary to write a lengthy "alterna...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

I've lost a lot of confidence in Nate of late. I feel like he's far more speculative than he has been in the past.
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 306941

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Dude, we've known (S4) who killed Joffrey since a couple episodes after it happened. It wasn't explicit in season four. Olenna only said: "You don't think I'd let you marry that beast, do you?". Littlefinger did tell Sansa a fanciful story about how he had ser Hollard become f...
by trpmb6
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

Leaking has it's place. But eventually when the faucet gets turned on too much it causes people to become very secretive, withdrawn, less trusting and even combatant. We've already seen some of these traits. Eventually Trump and his closest team may close out everyone else which, imo, is a bad thing...
by trpmb6
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

Yet for some reason we seem set on 9. Trump could go on a spree and add 5 more justices if he wanted. Nothing really to stop him. That's a statute instituted by Congress. FDR tried to have the statute amended to allow for a bench of up to 15 justices, but Congress refused. So no, Trump can't just a...
by trpmb6
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

To be fair KE is right about the parliamentarian stuff. The way I intended to write that originally was for the emphasis to be on the powers of the senate granted by the constitution. I threw in the parliamentarian part because I drew a line from the given powers and the way the senate operates. You...
by trpmb6
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

When you look at all the parliamentarian rules and powers of the senate it is quite clear it was never meant to be a directly elected body. Many may say the constitution is antiquated. But it is only 230 years old. The Roman Republic lasted just over 500 years, when the mob finally got it's way in t...
by trpmb6
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 306941

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

s7ep03 Ok, I finally found myself really (actually extremely) annoyed at the pace of this season last night. I think the final straw was when we see Jaime in King's landing in one scene, and then just a few cuts later with the entirety of the Lannister army from Casterly Rock at Highgard...
by trpmb6
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5275
Views: 405740

Re: Trump presidency

Also, I am kind of half-trolling when i say that. Neither of those things will likely happen in my life time.

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