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by Zohar
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7676930

Re: Thoughts for ships

(i) The duration of 24 hours may be reduced if that call center can conclusively prove to the relevant authority that over the previous financial year, the combined duration of waiting across all callers was less than 24 hours. This is completely up to the discretion of the authority. That is a rea...
by Zohar
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8428

Re: Firearms Regulations

The question would be: why should the open carrying of {particular thing} be prohibited? Because in the absence of good reasons to prohibit something, it should be permitted. For one thing, because this particular thing is often used for intimidation and quieting of other people, particularly margi...
by Zohar
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why a yield sign and not a stop sign?
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Why a yield sign and not a stop sign?

I'm not sure (Hes would know I bet), but I imagine on side streets, where there's not much traffic and you might encounter small children running around, it does no harm to include a stop sign and it makes it safer for pedestrians. While on main streets there's higher traffic and you don't want peop...
by Zohar
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 40188

Re: Steven Universe

Spoilers for previous of next episode and speculation about end of show: Looks like they show the diamonds the centipeedle, so I'm getting that they are going to try and wrap up the series with the diamonds managing to heal the corrupted gems. Though we've still got Lars in space to contend...
by Zohar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 40188

Re: Steven Universe

Spoilers about the entire arc (up to and including "Reunited"): I liked this a lot! I liked we got a chance to have a bit slower pacing compared to a lot of action-packed episodes in the past. I'm very curious about where they take things from here. I wonder if the diamonds will try to...
by Zohar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

Tyndmyr wrote:I'm objecting to

Well that's nice for you I guess.
by Zohar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4391
Views: 782239

Re: Today I Made:

Tried Smitten Kitchen's latest zucchini with pesto and white beans . It was OK. Not bad, but not great. Possibly needed more cheese. I veered wildly from the recipe in terms of quantities so I'm not surprised I didn't get the flavor just right. Also made a giant caramelized onion quiche with roasted...
by Zohar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The (Sub)Urban Farmer
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: The (Sub)Urban Farmer

That's awesome, I love figs.

This weekend we found we definitely have a couple of squashes growing on our giant squash plant. They're not ripe yet, but it's exciting! Also used basil from the yard for a pesto.
by Zohar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Carnivorous Plants

We have a pitcher plant and a sundew at home. They both seem to be doing well. We can't really see any bugs in the pitcher plant but the sundew has a bunch.
by Zohar
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

The government advertises this strategy for citizenship in high immigrant areas and media. They're specifically asking immigrants to come in, trust them, disclose their status, and that they'll get a better life. They are then discharged with no explanation or reasoning and are expected to go back t...
by Zohar
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

Not at all unique for immigrants except now these people who tried to find a legal way to stay here and have pledged an oath to a foreign military are asked to return to their authoritarian regimes with this information available on them.
by Zohar
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 40188

Re: Steven Universe

Made of Honor Yeah I'm really glad about that. The way her arc ended was not great, and I think this does a lot to redeem her. I hope they don't get rid of her at the end of tonight's special... Also I expected "Made of Honor" to be related to "Made of Love" from Stro...
by Zohar
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4391
Views: 782239

Re: Today I Made:

dubsola wrote:A vegetarian cassoulet would be pretty good though, I'm assuming?

I've never tried, but from what I recall meat is a pretty big component of it.
by Zohar
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 40188

Re: Steven Universe

cephalopod9 wrote:The week's bomb is
Spoiler:
moving through things pretty quickly. Kinda anti-climactic, but I like it.
People talking about their feelings, no need to draw out conflict just to have it

I'm pretty sure tonight's half-hour episode will be quit bombastic and action-y.
by Zohar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

Well those failings also stem from institutional racism - years of segregation and redlining, and the entire idea that public schools get funded according to property taxes, are all racist policies.
by Zohar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

"Where are you from? No, like, where are you really from??" are only 3% of the victims of race-based hate crimes in spite of being 5% of the population (though to be fair, that's because black people receive 50% of all hate crimes) This says to me when you look at non-black hate crimes, As...
by Zohar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4391
Views: 782239

Re: Today I Made:

Cassoulet was one of my favorite foods when I was not a vegetarian. I don't remember what carb we had with it though...
by Zohar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 179292

Re: Age

suffer-cait wrote:I had to move my vote up two whole brackets since last I sw this thread.

Just one bracket for me.
by Zohar
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 40188

Re: Steven Universe

Having seen Now We're Only Falling Apart... Well. I never imagined Rose Quartz would be the one who needs a redemption arc. I feel a bit better about her and Pearl's relationship though. Not 100%, but since Pearl was almost a guide for Rose to walk around the world, it doesn't feel as unbala...
by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 95
Views: 4026

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

I didn't say he won't be stopped, I said he doesn't give much of a shit about it. Like wanting to deprive people of due process.
by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 469917

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

The options available to you also change slightly between games. You won't be able to go down some paths at all in your first playthrough, whereas the second or third would allow you to do things you couldn't have done previously.
by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 469917

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

It's basically an adventure game with a shitload of replay value. I got it on my phone and it was fantastic.
by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 95
Views: 4026

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

dg61 wrote:A third term, barring a very early resignation of a sitting president and their veep coming to power, is constitutionally impossible.

Well we've seen how much respect Trump has for the constitution...
by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 469917

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

FTL
Into the Breach
80 Days
by Zohar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

by Zohar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 95
Views: 4026

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

CorruptUser wrote:Another young face with no actual accomplishments under their belt? Oh god no.

What sort of people do you think run to for congress? Not trashing congresspeople (although...) but this is supposed to be a position that's easier to get and approachable by "the common person".
by Zohar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

I'd actually be ok with that. When I was talking with friends earlier today (before he announced) I was working off the assumption that this would be something that wouldn't happen until january. We were trying to decide which side would get more fired up about it - and thus impact turnout. If you ...
by Zohar
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

The asshole doesn't have the integrity to wait until January.
by Zohar
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 469917

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

It was just a very confusing sort of thing, and it made people not want to deal with the deals as much.
by Zohar
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 96
Views: 9916

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Angua wrote:Only 3 episodes into Luke Cage Season 2, and can't shake the feeling that they've slowed down all the Caribbean people talking to make them easier to understand.

I'm pretty sure people spoke much more slowly in Black Panther compared to other Marvel movies because of this reason.
by Zohar
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4391
Views: 782239

Re: Today I Made:

My boss also gave me veggie burger patties to take with me - she's moving in a week, so didn't want anything leftover from the party, really. I don't own a grill, and I don't currently want to turn on my oven. I wonder if this means I'm just keeping veggie patties in my freezer for the next four or...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

Tyndmyr wrote:What dya think gmv was attempting to convey to ucim, then?

That he thinks it's a bullshit position to have and he'd like ucim not to stick around? There's a difference between "I don't like you" and "I don't like you so I'm going to act against you".
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 672
Views: 103193

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

You could try Into the Breach, from the makers of FTL. It's a turn-based, mostly-deterministic kaiju-mech tactical game where your main goal is not to defeat the kaiju but to protect the local residents. Played on a series of 8x8 grids. Very interesting game that requires you to find clever solution...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 683
Views: 13117

Re: Libertarianism

I think Thesh's distinction of self-interest and selfishness is a good one, and I'll use it in the future for these sorts of discussions.
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

Tyndmyr wrote:
ucim wrote:So, I wanted explicitly to know whether or not I was being threatened.

Jose


I suspect that any reasonable person would read that as yes, you were being threatened.

I guess I'm unreasonable?
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 683
Views: 13117

Re: Libertarianism

Charity is entirely motivated by people wanting to feel better with themselves Sounds suspiciously like no true Scotsman. It redefines "selfishness" to be a useless concept. But if selfishness includes feeling good when helping others, then selfishness is a Good trait. Selfishness is not ...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 683
Views: 13117

Re: Libertarianism

Nah. Charity is an accepted thing, and nobody thinks that charity is only selfishness. Of course it is. Charity is entirely motivated by people wanting to feel better with themselves and/or promoting their ideas of what they think is better for everyone else. You think I volunteered for so long (I ...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

Mod voice would be red, that was not red text. I feel the need to chime in that almost any policy is likely to cause some amount of harm to some people. This is not to excuse Trump's policies, I think it's clear I'm opposed to the vast majority of them. But usually there would be "a loser"...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The (Sub)Urban Farmer
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: The (Sub)Urban Farmer

We just moved into our house about six months ago and finished some garden prep work recently. We took out all of the lawn and put in either local plants or ones that would require no water (after the first year). We also have a raised bed, it's not very big - maybe 3 feet by 7 feet or so? We put so...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468160

Re: Trump presidency

Trump most certainly thinks, in his view, that what he is doing is good for the country. Citation for this? I have a very hard time believing Trump thinks he's doing the best for the country. I think he's doing what he thinks is best for himself only, and the interests of the country or the world a...

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