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by JD
27 Mar 2020, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Or right click the link and select 'view in Incognito mode' or 'privacy mode' - something like that depending on your choice of browser. That prevents the browser from reporting back any previous cookies so WaPo's "You can read X free articles.." counter never increments. A number of sites are impl...
by JD
27 Mar 2020, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

What is going to happen/is happening in Africa? I can't really find any news, even on international services like the BBC and Al Jazeera... I don't know how accurate/up to date this is, but there's some good country-by-country info at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries "cases per ...
by JD
27 Mar 2020, 11:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

That will never happen. The FDA has pinned its reputation on the refusal to approve thalidomide in the 1960s, when other countries (including Germany and Canada) approved it. They are going to wear that as armor against outside approval until the heat death of the universe. Plus you will never lose...
by JD
26 Mar 2020, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7523
Views: 352102

Re: Orange is the new President

Unfortunately I think whenever there's a crisis, people tend to flock to the alpha monkey.
by JD
25 Mar 2020, 21:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Joys in the time of Quarantine
Replies: 30
Views: 391

Re: Joys in the time of Quarantine

This is pretty smart: the owner of a pinball arcade started renting out his machines for people to keep at home for a month.

https://www.wweek.com/culture/2020/03/2 ... over-town/
by JD
25 Mar 2020, 16:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4407
Views: 231114

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Today I learned about the Anti-Rent War of 1839 - 1845 in upstate New York . tl;dr version: Much of New York state was still under the patroon system created by the Dutch, in which landlords owned vast quasi-feudal estates. Stephen Van Rensselaer III had been a lenient and benevolent landlord, but a...
by JD
25 Mar 2020, 11:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Those were kind of my thoughts too. You can say "nobody has to pay rent!" and I guess you can say "and landlords don't have to pay property tax!" but what about costs that don't go away, like maintenance? In the case of banks, if they're not collecting stuff, what about paying their expenses?
by JD
24 Mar 2020, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

To be fair, Zoom is super awkward about making your video and audio mute if you aren't used to the interface. I can't for the life of me understand why muting audio at startup or "press spacebar to talk" is not the default, except for "because people are stupid and this would cause eight million bu...
by JD
23 Mar 2020, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9896
Views: 491842

Re: Petty annoyances

Our Fire TV stick refuses to finish booting. It just stays at the "fireTV stick" logo screen forever. The logo animation does continue, so it's not 100% frozen, but it never progresses past that point. None of the troubleshooting tips have helped. "Just let it run and it will eventually finish" - we...
by JD
23 Mar 2020, 10:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Best of luck, Mo. Here's hoping it's one of the mild cases.
by JD
23 Mar 2020, 09:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Joys in the time of Quarantine
Replies: 30
Views: 391

Re: Joys in the time of Quarantine

Warren wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 09:25
Seriously, I'm not joking in the least. Well, a little bit. But seriously, learn how to use a fucking screwdriver
I don't think I have one of those. I have a bunch of flathead and Phillips-head screwdrivers, and even a Yankee screwdriver with interchangeable bits, but that's all.
by JD
23 Mar 2020, 08:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Joys in the time of Quarantine
Replies: 30
Views: 391

Re: Joys in the time of Quarantine

We'd been thinking about classes as well, cooking mostly. We were actually supposed to take a pasta-making class in person last weekend, but obviously that didn't happen, so we were thinking about doing it online instead. Can't remember the company we have an account with at the moment, but I'll pos...
by JD
20 Mar 2020, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: This is how you get guillotines
Replies: 38
Views: 500

Re: This is how you get guillotines

One can believe that fewer things should be punished harshly, but still believe that abuse of power should be one of the exceptions. In fact, one could even make a libertarian case for that stance, and make that case while walking and chewing gum. Life in prison for what amounts to insider trading,...
by JD
20 Mar 2020, 15:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: This is how you get guillotines
Replies: 38
Views: 500

Re: This is how you get guillotines

Angry FB leftists are saying these pols should go to prison for life. Odd how their concerns about America's prison population and incarceration culture go out the window when their ox is gored.
by JD
20 Mar 2020, 13:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Shouldn't all the self-righteous assholes on FB be complaining about "profiteering"? I mean, isn't it immoral for prices to ever go up?

by JD
18 Mar 2020, 14:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5934
Views: 323888

Re: Light laffs

by JD
18 Mar 2020, 09:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 908
Views: 62426

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

An interesting piece on the physical nature of glass and what an "ideal glass" would look like: https://www.quantamagazine.org/ideal-gl ... -20200311/
by JD
17 Mar 2020, 17:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Political discussions on the internet were fucking stupid before, and Covid-19 sure isn't helping that any.
"Hey, Trump voters, you better not accept any unemployment aid, because that's SOCIALISM!"
"Hey, anti-Trump folks, you better not accept that Trump check you're going to get!"
by JD
17 Mar 2020, 09:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 908
Views: 62426

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

A team of researchers at the University of New South Wales has discovered/rediscovered nuclear electric resonance (i.e., the electric analog to NMR). The surprising thing is that the possibility of this was actually suggested back in 1961, but had been almost forgotten as nobody had been able to mak...
by JD
17 Mar 2020, 07:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

nicole wrote:
16 Mar 2020, 16:54
This is pretty funny
Something is definitely up with Amazon, though. Usually when I order something it gets shipped startlingly fast. Two orders I placed on Sunday afternoon have yet to be shipped, though.
by JD
16 Mar 2020, 16:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2589
Views: 166458

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Genesis P-Orridge I think this obituary is meant to be serious, but if someone told me it was meant as a parody of woke Marxist writing, I'd believe it: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/15/816088912/genesis-breyer-p-orridge-provocateur-and-industrial-co-creator-dead-at-70 Maybe I am just an old fogey, b...
by JD
16 Mar 2020, 15:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5934
Views: 323888

Re: Light laffs

Also, if you do a Google Images search for Blaze Bayley, he has apparently just given up on hair.
by JD
16 Mar 2020, 12:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: tio's neato nature thread
Replies: 1161
Views: 86923

Re: tio's neato nature thread

dbcooper wrote:
16 Mar 2020, 10:44
Trail camera:

https://youtu.be/hW4y2BK4UZU
That is very cool. My wife and I have actually been talking about moving down to that area, and this just makes it look more appealing. Thanks for posting it!