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by Highway
24 Feb 2021, 17:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1563
Views: 130819

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

The NYer also published this a while back: The Plague Year which deals more with the political aspects of things in the US. There's a lot in there about how the Feds basically took an adversarial stance with the states, which led to some pretty crazy things, up to and including using the state Nati...
by Highway
21 Feb 2021, 13:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10143
Views: 705805

Re: Petty annoyances

People all too often make what in legal jargon are called admissions against interest; that is, you might say something that could be inferred to be an admission of at least a small level of negligence on your part -- people often say such things thinking they're trying to be reasonable and accommo...
by Highway
18 Feb 2021, 16:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280397

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

dhex wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 16:02 And melt tomorrow in the mid 30s.
If I want this to melt tomorrow, I'm gonna have to shovel it off the driveway. Even facing SW with no shade, if it's just ice / snow / sleet covered, it doesn't melt due to too much reflection. So tomorrow morning I'll be shoveling it off, whatever we end up with.
by Highway
18 Feb 2021, 13:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280397

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

As usual for this winter, our "6-8 inches of snow" today is more like 2 inches of sleet. It'll probably get worse with some rain to freeze it all together or snow to pack it down more.
by Highway
17 Feb 2021, 20:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280397

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Somehow I wish your analysis had a higher forest to trees ratio, but hey, A) that's hardly your responsibility and B) maybe life is just like that sometimes.... Well, you're right in that it's not "This one decision made this happen." It's that there were hundreds, thousands of individual decisions...
by Highway
17 Feb 2021, 18:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280397

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Sure, okay. Seems a summary of what you're saying is that this was something of a "worst possible scenario" result of decisions that all have their pros and cons and are not substantively different from trade offs inherent to decisions made by any state or governing body generally. The upshot of th...
by Highway
17 Feb 2021, 17:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280397

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It's not that this was unforeseen, or it was completely negligent, or it was a mistake. This is the consequences of the design decisions you make when you are planning around weather. Just like in my job, we make decisions about whether we want the inlets to pick up 85% of the 2-year storm, or do we...
by Highway
14 Feb 2021, 23:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: Post Urbanism?

I'm hoping that my workplaces keep the accommodations to continue to work from home even as some or most people are back in the office. Allow for meetings via Zoom / Teams / Google Meet, especially for inter-organization meetings. Personally, I'm probably past a point where it would hold me back fo...
by Highway
13 Feb 2021, 23:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: Post Urbanism?

I think the main thing is that people want to have more variety. Working from home a few days a week, even maybe most days? Great, especially if you've been required to go to the office every single day for the whole reasons of "using the work computer" and "being where the boss can see you". Having...
by Highway
12 Feb 2021, 07:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10143
Views: 705805

Re: Petty annoyances

One wonders if it's truly incompetence, or if it's calculated to basically fleece you out of an amount that is not worth the hassle to fight. Takes almost no time to put you on a list of automated harrassment, to auto-generate letters and mail them out, and take a few phone calls.
by Highway
11 Feb 2021, 07:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280397

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

We got 5 inches of the floofiest snow I've ever seen. Very photogenic.
by Highway
09 Feb 2021, 11:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69425

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

They do what they can to other them, say they weren't actually on the team, and eventually, if necessary, will mentally excommunicate them based on whatever things they can think of. People in general are really good at that: "Democrats are the pedophiles. That guy is a pedophile, so he must REALLY...
by Highway
08 Feb 2021, 12:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69425

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I ask this in all seriousness. At least some Q followers really do seem to believe Dems run child abuse rings and want to stop it. What are the chances they will go after allied MAGA when it's proved thst *they* are the ones raping babies? Just how much cognitive dissonance do we estimate people ca...
by Highway
05 Feb 2021, 17:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: msinaisuhtlaM
Replies: 219
Views: 26282

Re: msinaisuhtlaM

I think the point in the original article, that materials science is far far better, combined with the fact that engineering is much better as well, leads to a situation where there are a lot of things that, even if they look the same, just work much better now, for longer, with less wear, but aren'...
by Highway
04 Feb 2021, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 612
Views: 103980

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

Hello, this is Highway from Grylliade.org with... Chef John with Food Wishes! That's right, it's a Youtube cooking channel... where all of the videos are presented in the same way... with Chef John's singsong voice... and a lot of interesting recipes and tips. So with that, even though I found it a ...
by Highway
02 Feb 2021, 22:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8368
Views: 636497

Re: Orange is the new President

What is Trump even doing these days? With the caveat that I'm not the most informed person, it seems like after he got booted from Twitter he dropped off the face of the earth. He has set up the "Office of the Former President". Also his lawyers are bailing on him setting up the hope for him to rep...
by Highway
01 Feb 2021, 13:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5089
Views: 401274

Re: Food

raw potatoes made the fridge list. ?! This is something I am unfamiliar with. I will have to research this further. Yeah, I'm unfamiliar with that as well. We keep potatoes in paper sacks in the pantry, which is dark most of the time, and have had no issues with insects or quick rotting or sproutin...
by Highway
30 Jan 2021, 15:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4525
Views: 322964

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

The Ball Corporation , the one that made those canning jars everybody calls "Ball jars", that everyone's grandma used for jams and green beans and such? They have a subsidiary called Ball Aerospace & Technologies that is a major military contractor. Now that I think about it, it makes a LOT more se...
by Highway
28 Jan 2021, 23:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 388
Views: 60997

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1354890601649610753?s=21 Isn’t Elon’s whole fucking business selling cars that he doesn’t own? Tesla is basically a car futures company. It's not news that Elon is a complete hypocrite. He also doesn't like people shorting stock because they are the only ones who...
by Highway
28 Jan 2021, 11:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!

And all this happened pretty at the same time that Bitcoin is surging, which made buying up GPUs to do Bitcoin mining profitable again I am skeptical of this claim. Mining BtC with stacks of GPUs in your basement can't compete with the warehouses of dedicated mining modules. The average time betwee...
by Highway
27 Jan 2021, 20:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!

Your best bet, honestly, is to make friends at your local computer store, especially if there's a larger retailer like Micro Center, as they do get shipments in. You can find out when they are getting one and do it the old fashioned way: Wait in line.
by Highway
27 Jan 2021, 19:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!

Yes, graphics cards are unobtanium. The pandemic created a shortage a year ago that lasted all summer, and then there was a whole new set of cards from Nvidia and AMD, which were very supply limited due to fabrication constraints, which led to basically all of the online supply being bought up by bo...
by Highway
27 Jan 2021, 14:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69425

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

This could also go in the insurrection thread, but I think this guy really speaks to the deep hole of delusion republicans are living in. Also, Moynihan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKPbc-7pSDI It's just all projection, fallacy, and as you say, delusion. "That's what Antifa does, it couldn't ha...
by Highway
25 Jan 2021, 10:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5450

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

Apparently this keeps alive a streak of Tom Brady's: Every time his team has lost the first game of the season, the team has gone to the Super Bowl for that season. Of course, he's only lost the first game of the season 4 times in his career. And he's gone to the Super Bowl in more than half of the ...
by Highway
22 Jan 2021, 17:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 138
Views: 3795

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

Everyone I follow was up in arms over the Austin nomination for exactly this reason. A lot of them decided not to pick a fight over it after the capitol riot, though, basically on the grounds that we need to have someone in the role. Pretty much the same here, the places I read were mostly critical...