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by Highway
Yesterday, 23:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3933

Re: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019

(In here cause we don't have a newer NFL thread) The NFL needs to change the replay rule about scoring plays so that plays that would be scoring plays get the same automatic review if they are called as not scoring as if they were initially ruled as a score. Why does the defense get a free replay re...
by Highway
23 Oct 2020, 08:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8097
Views: 538353

Re: Orange is the new President

I guess I'm not sure what you're saying, and whether we're agreeing or disagreeing on this point. Do you think it's better / more productive to say to your father-in-law, "You had better vote for Biden if you want to see your grandkids again!" versus privately deciding you're going to stop visiting...
by Highway
22 Oct 2020, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8097
Views: 538353

Re: Orange is the new President

Because he’s pwning the libs and the media at the same time, and punishing them for having the temerity to challenge the Greatest President Ever. His people will love it. Damn straight. You can't trust the media; they just want to undermine American Freedom. If you want a free country then you'd be...
by Highway
22 Oct 2020, 07:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2803
Views: 239843

Re: Video Games!

lunchstealer wrote: 22 Oct 2020, 00:12
Highway wrote: 21 Oct 2020, 18:32
Pham Nuwen wrote: 21 Oct 2020, 18:27 I will buy the game if we can have a gryll lobby. Let me know.
I'd probably go in on this deal also. Seems like the right kind of group to play with.
Or is that what you WANT us to think?
Could be.
by Highway
21 Oct 2020, 18:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2803
Views: 239843

Re: Video Games!

Pham Nuwen wrote: 21 Oct 2020, 18:27 I will buy the game if we can have a gryll lobby. Let me know.
I'd probably go in on this deal also. Seems like the right kind of group to play with.
by Highway
17 Oct 2020, 18:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1063
Views: 101388

Re: Tiny Triumphs

Turned on the ceiling fan on Thursday night, and it made a horrible noise that sounded like the bearings had failed. So today I replaced it, and along the way diagnosed the problem with the new one where the light wouldn't work to a misalignment in the fakey molex-style connectors that had pushed th...
by Highway
17 Oct 2020, 08:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5028
Views: 363799

Re: Food

All I can think of is lots and lots of hash browns.
by Highway
16 Oct 2020, 13:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 198997

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Like others have said, I'll agree that a $3k budget is waaaaay above what you'd be looking at. Unless you are doing video content creation or high end 4K gaming, it's actually hard to get over $1500 dollars with reasonable parts. We bought computers back in February that are not-exactly budget gamin...
by Highway
16 Oct 2020, 08:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10111
Views: 626329

Re: Petty annoyances

Batteries have gotten a lot better over the past decade. A _lot_ better. If a thing you carry in your trouser pocket can throw 10+ kilowatts, I'd say so. Cause damn. It's the high amperage that gets me. That was always a problem with dry cells. Thing I have is rated at 300 mA continuous (for 12V, I...
by Highway
15 Oct 2020, 20:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10111
Views: 626329

Re: Petty annoyances

Ah good. I'd forgotten that you'd gone with --- Accord hybrid? Now I can't recall if that was in addition to a Leaf or replacing a Leaf or if you'd just toyed with the idea of getting a Leaf but not pulled the trigger. Or if you never talked about a Leaf and I'm just either conflating you with some...
by Highway
15 Oct 2020, 18:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10111
Views: 626329

Re: Petty annoyances

I'm now a member of Triple A Roadside Service! Because that's about the easiest way to get help when you kill the battery in your car waiting for the vet to finish treating your cat while you wait outside. Fun times when the car just says "Everything has an error and no, you can't start the car." Y...
by Highway
15 Oct 2020, 16:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10111
Views: 626329

Re: Petty annoyances

I'm now a member of Triple A Roadside Service! Because that's about the easiest way to get help when you kill the battery in your car waiting for the vet to finish treating your cat while you wait outside. Fun times when the car just says "Everything has an error and no, you can't start the car."
by Highway
14 Oct 2020, 12:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 718
Views: 40853

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

That reminds me, I saw an article the other day (can't find it right now) about an experiment in Canada reporting positive results from just giving cash to homeless people. Some of the air was let out of the triumphalism by their admission that the experiment was limited to people who had only very...
by Highway
14 Oct 2020, 12:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 718
Views: 40853

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

I thought that was an interesting scheme. I like the "buy local" requirement, but wonder how a policy like the "buy local" requirement could work on a national level. I think that a program on a local level where that kind of requirement is too small to be worth arguing about for large companies sta...
by Highway
13 Oct 2020, 12:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1128
Views: 109495

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Republicans are determined to fulfill their prophecy of ballot shenanigans. Can't run on lawn order if no one is breaking the law, so someone's gotta do it. I didn't know if it was that, or just their usual projection: "We do this stuff so we're going to accuse the other side of doing it before we ...
by Highway
13 Oct 2020, 10:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 193
Views: 32547

Re: Familiar spirits

My cats usually get along pretty well - there is occasional squabbling, as there always is with cats, but overall they're pretty peaceful. They will even happily eat from the same dish together. If there is any fuss, it's usually Fury who causes it, because she thinks it's fun to swat Max while he'...
by Highway
10 Oct 2020, 09:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2223
Views: 194424

Re: Home $weet Home

Awww crap. I think the dryer might be on the verge of a breakdown: I usually use the "timed drying" cycle (there's a couple other options I've never bothered using), but tonight, for some reason, anytime I pushed the start button after setting the dial for the right time, it would not start. So I w...
by Highway
09 Oct 2020, 08:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1128
Views: 109495

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I felt like these guys were probably a bunch of stumblebums when I read that they'd planned to abduct Whitmer from the capitol, not even realizing that she doesn't actually regularly work there. That's not to say it wasn't a real crime, but they don't exactly seem like a real threat. They probably ...
by Highway
07 Oct 2020, 13:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4091
Views: 342808

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Just a random pic of my cats from a couple days ago, when they were actually sitting close to each other.
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by Highway
07 Oct 2020, 08:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10111
Views: 626329

Re: Petty annoyances

For some reason, my wife's phone decided to overheat and split its case. Unfortunately, new phones for the yeararen't out on the street yet, so I think she's just going to have to live with it for a couple weeks.
by Highway
05 Oct 2020, 13:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8097
Views: 538353

Re: Orange is the new President

I liked that AP found from the EXIF data on those photos that they were taken 10 minutes apart. So he was working really hard on moving all the props from one room to another.
by Highway
02 Oct 2020, 19:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8097
Views: 538353

Re: Orange is the new President

After watching events today, I'm firmly out of the 'skeptic' and cynic frame of mind on this. Every narrative about this runs counter to every narrative that Trump's supporters have been convincing themselves of for the last 5 years.
by Highway
02 Oct 2020, 13:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8097
Views: 538353

Re: Orange is the new President

Nah. Psychologically, I find it moderately convincing that Trump isn't the sort of person who would feign _weakness_. But more convincingly, there are enough reports of other people in his cluster being infected that this seems really unlikely. I don't believe Mike Lee is faking his positive test. ...
by Highway
02 Oct 2020, 12:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8097
Views: 538353

Re: Orange is the new President

It's very hard for me to think that this isn't just a cynical fake on the part of Trump. That he doesn't really have Covid, and is just using it for sympathy and cover. Trying to get people to rally to the leader, gives him cover to not go out in public without people thinking he's 'weak' or 'scared...
by Highway
02 Oct 2020, 09:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8097
Views: 538353

Re: Orange is the new President

Well, Honda is quitting Formula One. I guess that is the big news for the day. Didn't they drop out for a bit in the late 90s? Either way, that's shitty news. Honda has a long history in F1, and I've always thought that is one reason their street engines are so damn good. Honda quit in 1992, they t...