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by Painboy
08 Nov 2020, 21:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1639
Views: 142777

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

One thing I wonder about is the exit polling showing that Trump did better with Black and Hispanic voters this time. My first thought was that people who voted in person this year wouldn't be representative, but some claim that the studies also talked to people who voted early or by mail. But eithe...
by Painboy
08 Nov 2020, 21:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1639
Views: 142777

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Jeebus, nothing can come easy this year can it? I know some of the drama had more to do with the way the vote count happened but the polls were still way off. I'm curious if the polling industry can figure out what the deal was. This was worse than in 2016, and IIRC that was at least in the margin ...
by Painboy
08 Nov 2020, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1639
Views: 142777

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Jeebus, nothing can come easy this year can it? I know some of the drama had more to do with the way the vote count happened but the polls were still way off. I'm curious if the polling industry can figure out what the deal was. This was worse than in 2016, and IIRC that was at least in the margin o...
by Painboy
03 Nov 2020, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: It’s time to make your call
Replies: 103
Views: 3270

Re: It’s time to make your call

Eric the .5b wrote: 03 Nov 2020, 13:58 Here's another reason:



I think people want to be able to ignore the president.
That's basically why my dad switched his vote for Biden.
by Painboy
03 Nov 2020, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1639
Views: 142777

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I just see both sides as being too cowardly to do anything significant. Sure there will be the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth on social media. With very bullshit posts like the one that made the rounds after Trump got elected about the "wave" of racist incidents that all turned out to be old o...
by Painboy
02 Nov 2020, 17:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1639
Views: 142777

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I just see both sides as being too cowardly to do anything significant. Sure there will be the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth on social media. With very bullshit posts like the one that made the rounds after Trump got elected about the "wave" of racist incidents that all turned out to be old or...
by Painboy
02 Nov 2020, 17:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12479
Views: 1011555

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Interesting and readable paper that addresses the question "how did Britain make sure their naval captains engage the enemy when they are far from control of the Admiralty" The British Navy Rules: Monitoring and Incompatible Incentives in the Age of Fighting Sail Thanks for posting this, I'm going ...
by Painboy
31 Oct 2020, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1639
Views: 142777

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

“goading his followers into starting a civil war” Remind me again how this is the narrative when it’s a bunch of Democratic areas that are now hardening neighborhoods, expecting violence from...not the right? Probably because Trumpers are already exercising violence. So they caused a traffic jam? T...
by Painboy
28 Oct 2020, 16:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8189
Views: 597805

Re: Orange is the new President

Unless the polling is completely out of whack, Biden is going to win. Possibly in a walk.
by Painboy
25 Oct 2020, 21:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8189
Views: 597805

Re: Orange is the new President

Ellie wrote: 24 Oct 2020, 22:04 This was in my parenting group today. Odds that she actually changed her vote versus deciding to lie for the sake of some peace?

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My sister definitely had a hand in motivating my dad to change his vote. First time he will be voting for a Dem POTUS in like 50 years.
by Painboy
24 Oct 2020, 22:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1639
Views: 142777

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Trump is currently behind in 8 of the 10 battleground states he won last time. Several of them he won handily last time. Barring some miraculous event, he's toast.
by Painboy
24 Oct 2020, 12:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1383
Views: 147716

Re: Star Trek Wankery

In season 3 O'Brien died and was replaced by his future self, and no one gave a shit. Keiko probably yelled at him for being late, and no one from Star Fleet gave a second thought to his sacrifice. The fact that O'Brien wasn't a raving lunatic by the end of the series is a miracle in of itself. Rem...
by Painboy
23 Oct 2020, 17:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 3067
Views: 189297

Re: I just don't get it

There is much Slack discussion today about the area wildfires. I get mourning the of life, and the mourning of poor decisionmaking to build woodframe homes in fireprone areas, but what I don't get is people sharing pics of fire-ravaged woodlands and reacting as if it were something to be sad about....
by Painboy
20 Oct 2020, 20:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 499272

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Hugh Akston wrote: 20 Oct 2020, 17:04

Remember when those nauseating displays of paid patriotism abruptly ceased from 2008-2016? Good times.
I think I'm more stunned that they talk to each other in that same goofy broadcaster voice even off camera.
by Painboy
19 Oct 2020, 23:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4524
Views: 309055

Re: When journalism goes bad

Ellie wrote: 19 Oct 2020, 22:34
There's no way you could do that joke now is there? That's kind of depressing.
by Painboy
19 Oct 2020, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12479
Views: 1011555

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The NY Times Magazine pretty explicitly sneers at the idea that free speech is good: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/magazine/free-speech.html Aside from the obvious violations of liberty, there's never any evidence provided that free speech is the problem or that any proposed restrictions have ...
by Painboy
17 Oct 2020, 01:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2839
Views: 261630

Re: Video Games!

Well I was able to get an all "green" planet after a few tries although the means may have been questionable. I ran into a Dyson Sphere and contacted the inhabitants. They agreed to construct a world for the colonists. I agreed and they surrounded the ship and disassembled it down to atoms and then...
by Painboy
16 Oct 2020, 17:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2839
Views: 261630

Re: Video Games!

One of my favorite low-pressure games to spend a few minutes on is Seedship . Capsule version: you play as the AI controlling a colony ship full of humans in suspended animation, and you have to try and find a suitable new homeworld for them; you visit a lot of unacceptable or marginally acceptable...
by Painboy
16 Oct 2020, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 211740

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

For CPUs price to performance ratio is very much in AMDs camp right now. Look at something in their 3000 line. The 3600 hit the sweet spot a few months ago but that may have changed a bit. If you upgrade your CPU you will need to upgrade your motherboard and RAM as well. Newegg is okay but I know a ...
by Painboy
15 Oct 2020, 16:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3685
Views: 350134

Re: Twitter!

https://twitter.com/celestelabedz/status/1316799718807150592?s=19 If she thinks men are bad when we argue with women, she should watch us argue with each other. Nobody, men included, wants a world where men treat women with the same respect they show to other men. It's like the whole mansplaining t...
by Painboy
13 Oct 2020, 22:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8186
Views: 452718

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Recently watched Nightcrawler which I thought was quite good. It's about a sociopath, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who finds his calling chasing down grisly accidents and crime scenes with a video camera to sell the footage to the local news. Gyllenhaal has a mesmerizing kind of performance in it. He ...
by Painboy
09 Oct 2020, 22:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12479
Views: 1011555

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

An interesting article on America's change from a high-trust to a low-trust society, what this bodes for us, what history suggests, and how we might turn things around. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/collapsing-levels-trust-are-devastating-america/616581/ I don't agree with it al...
by Painboy
06 Oct 2020, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 595
Views: 95454

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

Youtube channel of various space and moon landing footage up rezed with increased framerates using AI to interpolate the frames to 24fps, along with some frame stabilization. A lot of the old footage often having framerates as low as 6 fps. Changes what was once a grainy slideshow into something mu...
by Painboy
03 Oct 2020, 02:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 211740

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Does anyone here have a Plex setup? Kind of sort of. I have it setup so my Xbox can stream stuff from my PC. Haven't really used it for much else. How do you like it? In general it works really well. Streaming looks good. It's a little finicky to setup but once going I had few problems. Getting you...
by Painboy
02 Oct 2020, 22:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 211740

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Hugh Akston wrote: 02 Oct 2020, 16:46 Does anyone here have a Plex setup?
Kind of sort of. I have it setup so my Xbox can stream stuff from my PC. Haven't really used it for much else.