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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby WibblyWobbly » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:33 am UTC

bluebambue wrote:the Baader-Meinhof phenomena


I swear, just this morning I was talking to people about the Baader-Meinhof gang.

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Postby Suzaku » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:37 am UTC

Funny you should mention that; I was just reading about it the other day :)

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Postby Fire Brns » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:37 am UTC

:lol:

bluebambue wrote:the Baader-Meinhof phenomena

I was thinking that but I had done an essay on the region for a school project a few years ago so it is well enough in my memory I would have noticed if it had been mentioned before that.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:18 pm UTC

Great Britain and North Ireland are practically next door to Australia.

You know, relative to the distance between the UK and Wolf 359.
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Postby yurell » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:32 am UTC

Putting cake batter in the oven always feels like such a waste.
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Postby SurgicalSteel » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:35 am UTC

yurell wrote:Putting cake batter in the oven always feels like such a waste.
I know! That's a perfectly good oven that could be being used to make pies and cobblers and tarts!
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:33 am UTC

Amazon has a banner saying "Welcome, Virginia."

Amazon now ships wine from Virginia, but can't ship wine to Virginina.

Fuck you Virginia. Fuck you and your stupid alcohol laws.
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Postby Роберт » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:09 pm UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:Amazon has a banner saying "Welcome, Virginia."

Amazon now ships wine from Virginia, but can't ship wine to Virginina.

Fuck you Virginia. Fuck you and your stupid alcohol laws.

There's lots of stupid alcohol laws everywhere. That one seems to be one of the particularly dumb ones.
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:08 pm UTC

No no. The dumb ones are the ones that prevent a lot of bourbon distilleries from selling their product at the distillery. Because a lot of the counties they are in are dry, so you may not even be able to sample it if you tour the place. The Jack Daniels distillery had to get a special law written for them to allow them to sell commemorative bottles in their gift shop.
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SecondTalon wrote:No no. The dumb ones are the ones that prevent a lot of bourbon distilleries from selling their product at the distillery.
Those are also some of the more particularly dumb ones. There's so many dumb ones that we can call several of them "particularly dumb".
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SecondTalon wrote:No no. The dumb ones are the ones that prevent a lot of bourbon distilleries from selling their product at the distillery. Because a lot of the counties they are in are dry, so you may not even be able to sample it if you tour the place. The Jack Daniels distillery had to get a special law written for them to allow them to sell commemorative bottles in their gift shop.

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Postby eran_rathan » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:14 pm UTC

No, you douchbag asshat architects, I cannot make up your mind for you. Nor can I tell you where the $stuff should go, that's YOUR JOB. YOU are responsible for dimensioning your fucking plans, you lazy rat bastards, it is not my job to fucking fix your plans; tell you where to put $stuff; fix your mistakes because you were too fucking lazy to even go to the site that you are designing (even if it is less than an hour away) so you have no fucking clue what the site even looks like.

How about this, you pea-brained gits: I will do your job for you, if you pay me what you make & give me the bonus you are going to make because I fixed your mistakes. Fair?
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Postby Suzaku » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:36 pm UTC

eran_rathan wrote:How about this, you pea-brained gits: I will do your job for you, if you pay me what you make & give me the bonus you are going to make because I fixed your mistakes. Fair?
Eminently fair.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby bigglesworth » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:39 pm UTC

Роберт wrote:There's lots of stupid alcohol laws everywhere.
Everywhere?
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Postby poxic » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:43 pm UTC

We have some here, too. Can't sell across provincial lines, I think, for one. A temporary exception had to be made so someone could send the royals some good hooch while they were visiting up north. (I can't find a reference to it, but it must be true because I read it online somewhere.)
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Postby bigglesworth » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:27 pm UTC

The current length of the Marathon was set so that it would end at the Royal Box, so I wouldn't be at all surprised.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Fire Brns » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:50 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:
Роберт wrote:There's lots of stupid alcohol laws everywhere.
Everywhere?
Everywhere.
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Postby Ptolom » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:32 pm UTC

The politicians were probably all drunk when they passed them.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Adacore » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:39 pm UTC

Fire Brns wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:
Роберт wrote:There's lots of stupid alcohol laws everywhere.
Everywhere?
Everywhere.

I wonder which of 'minimum age to buy alcohol is 19' and/or 'there are not really any other alcohol laws' one would class as stupid. Possibly both.

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Postby Роберт » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:41 pm UTC

Adacore wrote:
Fire Brns wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:
Роберт wrote:There's lots of stupid alcohol laws everywhere.
Everywhere?
Everywhere.

I wonder which of 'minimum age to buy alcohol is 19' and/or 'there are not really any other alcohol laws' one would class as stupid. Possibly both.

I, for one, wasn't meaning that even Sealand has stupid alcohol laws. I was simply referring to the crazy number and variety of them in many places - specifically in the U.S., since the original complaint was about one law in one U.S. State.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:47 pm UTC

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Роберт wrote:There's lots of stupid alcohol laws everywhere.
Everywhere?
Everywhere.

You want to talk about Stupid Laws?

I heard a Rumor. It was about a Set of Laws.
It allows Two Nations to be so Weird.

I like them Both. In one Nation they say, "We can't sell Pot, Legally. We can't grow it Legally, either." "umm. We do. Because we can't do it Legally, the fines are reasonable, I suppose. It never, really, comes up."

In the Other Nation they say, "Pot? Sure. Pot is no big deal. Go to a Shop and Buy it. Like Alcohol, you must be able to prove you are over eighteen or Look really, really, old."

If a person asks, "Where does The Pot come from?"
The answer is a Sweet Strange Look.
Do The People that sell Pot inside Shops, never think about Where it comes from?

Do The People that sell Beer and Wine in Shops, never think about Where it comes from?
To The Root? Don't you ever want to find The Root?

Wine is one of the most fun. See? That is an Awlkward sentence.
How much Fun is Chasing Wine? It smells so good in The fall.

Well; I hung around Out Back. Trucks come in from the field. Bringing Grapes.
That is a very busy time. Stay out of the way. It is possible to watch.

I never have. I stay out of the way. Out in the Grapes.
Long lines of Grapes. The colors are Amazing.

Not as good as the East Coast. They have natural colors that are Unnatural.
The West Coast has a more European color Scheme.
Yellow. Lots and Lots of Yellow.

I am from The West Coast. I knew where there was a Stand of Vine Maple.
It was worth The Drive. To look at a Stupid, Red-Purple bush-tree, Thing.

The East Coast. They have the Leaf Report like we have The Tides.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:30 pm UTC

eran_rathan wrote:No, you douchbag asshat architects, I cannot make up your mind for you. Nor can I tell you where the $stuff should go, that's YOUR JOB. YOU are responsible for dimensioning your fucking plans, you lazy rat bastards, it is not my job to fucking fix your plans; tell you where to put $stuff; fix your mistakes because you were too fucking lazy to even go to the site that you are designing (even if it is less than an hour away) so you have no fucking clue what the site even looks like.

How about this, you pea-brained gits: I will do your job for you, if you pay me what you make & give me the bonus you are going to make because I fixed your mistakes. Fair?


thats interesting, i wonder if this is something they teach in architecture school?

similar experiences with them in the past....
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:48 pm UTC

addams wrote:If a person asks, "Where does The Pot come from?"
The answer is a Sweet Strange Look.
Do The People that sell Pot inside Shops, never think about Where it comes from?

So, friend of mine and my wife's manages a farm, and this farm does field trips for schools in the area. Now, I'll grant you that Louisville Metro has something like a million people in it, but it's in goddamn Kentucky.

The number of 10-14 year old kids who show up there and yet have never made the association that Hamburger Meat comes from a Cow is astounding. Or eggs from chickens. Or chickens themselves, really. And.. I mean, it's one thing to have like.. I dunno, some inner city kid from NYC or Los Angeles or even Chicago not really drawing the conclusion between Cow = Steak. This is goddamn Kentucky.

....of course, the number of adults terrified by the barn cats (and all cats, apparently) is .. also astounding. No idea what's up with that one. Not like one adult every now and again, more like at least one adult per trip is utterly terrified of cats.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Fire Brns » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:53 pm UTC

Adacore wrote:
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bigglesworth wrote:
Роберт wrote:There's lots of stupid alcohol laws everywhere.
Everywhere?
Everywhere.

I wonder which of 'minimum age to buy alcohol is 19' and/or 'there are not really any other alcohol laws' one would class as stupid. Possibly both.

Let me put it this way, I can own all the equiptment to distill alcohol but if I do distill it then I am violating posession laws, even if it is fuel alcohol. And say next year when I legally posess fuel alcohol and i give it to someone else as fuel I am violating commercial distribution laws.

But the us has way too many alcohol issues, prohibition garunteed that.

SecondTalon wrote:....of course, the number of adults terrified by the barn cats (and all cats, apparently) is .. also astounding. No idea what's up with that one. Not like one adult every now and again, more like at least one adult per trip is utterly terrified of cats.
Statistically speaking in urban areas stray(read: unvaccinated and outdoor) cats are the most common cause of rabies transmission to humans.
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Postby Wednesday » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:01 pm UTC

Fire Brns wrote:But the us has way too many alcohol issues, prohibition garunteed that.
Ow....
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Postby Angua » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:13 pm UTC

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SexyTalon wrote:....of course, the number of adults terrified by the barn cats (and all cats, apparently) is .. also astounding. No idea what's up with that one. Not like one adult every now and again, more like at least one adult per trip is utterly terrified of cats.
Statistically speaking in urban areas stray(read: unvaccinated and outdoor) cats are the most common cause of rabies transmission to humans.

Really? Citation needed. I know that 97% of cases worldwide are from dogs (though bats are the most common in the US), but can't find any evidence for urban areas.
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Postby Fire Brns » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:21 pm UTC

:oops: I can never spell that right. Let me try again, no spell check on mobile: guarantee

I'll try to dig up the statistic but i remember it because cats tend to be responsible for most rabies deaths in the US (which are basically nonexistent anyway) because being scratched by one doesn't warrant a trip to the hospital the way something like a dog or fox bite does.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:25 pm UTC

Just spending a few minutes searching around it seems like bats are one of the (if not the) most common culprit in the U.S. though I did see references to "wild carnivores" which could include undomesticated cats. But I saw far more references to bats.
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Postby Angua » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:40 pm UTC

Fire Brns wrote::oops: I can never spell that right. Let me try again, no spell check on mobile: guarantee

I'll try to dig up the statistic but i remember it because cats tend to be responsible for most rabies deaths in the US (which are basically nonexistent anyway) because being scratched by one doesn't warrant a trip to the hospital the way something like a dog or fox bite does.

In that case you wouldn't be talking about the highest rates of transmission though. Bats seem to be most in the US, which they can tell by nucleotide sequencing of patients (and, given that to count as a 'case' you have actually started getting symptoms, would put the cat thing out the window). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1279140/
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Postby yurell » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:51 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:....of course, the number of adults terrified by the barn cats (and all cats, apparently) is .. also astounding. No idea what's up with that one. Not like one adult every now and again, more like at least one adult per trip is utterly terrified of cats.


To be fair, cats are bigger, hairier, faster and more dangerous than most of the spiders people are afraid of.
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Postby poxic » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

Also fuzzier and cuter, but point taken.
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Postby Fire Brns » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:11 pm UTC

My bit earlier, it was a quote from a health official in response to that girl in California surviving a case of rabies from a cat scratch without any brain damage. The original link it was from is dead, why I hate small news websites, and I can't find the quote in any other stories. Anyway the fact probably applies to a small subset of the population now that I saw refreshing my memory that children in general are less likely to report animal bites.

Regardless that one in every group is probably a hypochondriac like me.
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Postby Angua » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:21 pm UTC

Fire Brns wrote:My bit earlier, it was a quote from a health official in response to that girl in California surviving a case of rabies from a cat scratch without any brain damage. The original link it was from is dead, why I hate small news websites, and I can't find the quote in any other stories. Anyway the fact probably applies to a small subset of the population now that I saw refreshing my memory that children in general are less likely to report animal bites.

Regardless that one in every group is probably a hypochondriac like me.

This story about her has a quote from the ASPCA saying rabies from cats is extremely rare in the US.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/california-girl-us-survive-rabies/story?id=13830407
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Postby addams » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:58 am UTC

oooh. Fun. Rabies is an interesting disease.
Bats. I vote with the 'Bats' people.

Rabies is a dangerous disease.
Like Electroghonereia it is a Noisy Killer.

Polio is still with us, too.
And; Syphilis is my new favorite way to frighten people.
Syphilis is much more of a danger; To normal people.

I run the risk of Rabies. I become frightened.
I think I know what that noise was.
It was an Owl getting one of the numerous little rodents out on the Lava Flow.

It sounded large. It was dark. I was alone.
The second thing I thought of after Human was Rabid Coyote.
Those are Horrible. Yuck. And; I might be denied medical treatment.

As long as this is the Rant Thread.

Being denied medical treatment might drive a person to want to Bite someone.
I studied the Psychology of that sort of thing. Someone had to. I did.

It is the Psychology of Soldiers. It is the Psychology of The Infected.
it is the Psychology of The Loser that has given up hope.
That kind of Psychology happens wherever there is a human mind.

From that kind of Psychology we get a great Movie Line.
In BeetleJusice; The woman says, "I will go insane; And; I will take you with me."

I love those kind of people. They are often good to their word.
They go insane and take me with them. What fun!

There is Crazy and there is Crazy.
That Third Stage Syphilis is a kind of Crazy that gives Rabies a run for the Gold.

What is worse? A Coyote with Rabies or a Coyote with Tertiary Syphilis? (Rabies is worse.)
I swear. Those Syphilis patients might bite. Can we catch Syphilis that way?

(shrug) Like a good little hypochondriac,
I want to be tested every time I have a break in my skin while I am in the same room with some of these Crazy Fucks.

No. I don't get to look at the lab work.
My operating theory is they are all infected.

I don't know how gravity works either.
My operating theory is the Earth sucks,
The Sun sucks more.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Jave D » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:00 am UTC

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby poxic » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:09 am UTC

Have some company.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Pfhorrest » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:46 am UTC

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:35 pm UTC

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby dii » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:59 pm UTC

rrrrgh! WHY DO GAMES KEEP ASSUMING PEOPLE HAVE XBOX CONTROLLERS?

I hate it. I despise xbox controllers, they're horrible for any game requiring accuracy (as are any other gamepads that lack proper d-pads) but the worst thing is... all my controllers being PS-type gamepads, some buttons aren't even accessible in games that just automatically assume that everyone uses an xbox controller! What's wrong with game developers these days? Is it so damn hard to just add an option to tell the game what kind of controller you're using? I know there are other controllers being sold for the PC besides xbox controllers. I know people buy them, I can't be the only one. I can't be supporting a whole industry by myself!

And another thing... games that don't let you change the button configuration - or only let your configure keyboard input but not the gamepad? Inexcusable.


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