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by Highway
Yesterday, 17:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 81
Views: 2130

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...
by Highway
21 Jan 2021, 19:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 144
Views: 2343

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

I don't want to bother with Gabe Hoffman's twitter timeline, but wonder how much of it is decrying "liberal cancel culture!"
by Highway
19 Jan 2021, 14:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4114
Views: 366479

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

I love watching Billi's videos.
by Highway
15 Jan 2021, 19:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 47
Views: 545

Re: Lost sheep returned

Welcome and nice to meet you. I don't know if I was here when you were here before.
by Highway
15 Jan 2021, 00:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!
Replies: 6
Views: 147

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

A lot of it depends on how cool (nifty) you want it, rather than how actually cool you want the processor to run. And a lot of that is based on overclocking. The idea is that you need enough cooling to do the things you want to do without the processor getting hot enough that it will throttle itself...
by Highway
14 Jan 2021, 19:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!
Replies: 6
Views: 147

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

For RAM, it's unlikely you'll want to overclock, so go with DDR 3200 RAM. Don't spend money on RGB, I'd stay with either G.Skill or Corsair branded in a half and half 2-stick configuration (so if you want 16 GB, get two 8 GB sticks). For cases, I love my Fractal Design Define Compact . I think Fract...
by Highway
14 Jan 2021, 12:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 3105
Views: 215099

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Which version of Firefox are you on? I'm on Windows Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) and tweets are working fine for me. I think you're on a Mac?
by Highway
13 Jan 2021, 19:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 144
Views: 2343

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

I think that the subject of online death threats needs to be revisited from the previous conventional wisdom of "Well, most of them aren't true threats, so we don't really need to do anything about them." Both because they seem to be increasing in number, and therefore seem to be far more of a go-to...
by Highway
13 Jan 2021, 14:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 144
Views: 2343

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

"We were doing routine maintenance and since the replacement parts were caught in a black hole of paperwork overseen by a median federal worker we decided to just delay installation for six to eight months" is something I could totally see. It would also leave a paper trail. If it's something else....
by Highway
12 Jan 2021, 19:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3525
Views: 272227

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

SNOW! Not sticking, of course, but the mere sight of snow is enough to panic most Texas drivers. The snow in my backyard took most of the day to melt. (Frickin' cold. Didn't help that the damn back door popped open in the night thanks to a crappy knob and a not-actually-locked deadbolt, so I came d...
by Highway
09 Jan 2021, 11:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1542
Views: 125709

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

I've said before, and sounds like it's still true, that the nurses and techs who don't give a shit about doing the details of their job properly are the ones who have the long tenures, because they harass and harangue the newer nurses who actually do care, who actually try to make the place run bett...
by Highway
08 Jan 2021, 22:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 144
Views: 2343

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Yeah, as more videos have come out, it's looking worse and worse. When the only videos were some yahoos meandering around hallways, stairwells, and offices, then it was a lot more of a joke. When videos start coming out of people in body armor carrying flex cuffs, of a mob with helmets and truncheon...
by Highway
07 Jan 2021, 14:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617241

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm torn on it. I think that Trump should be out. I think that impeachment is probably correct. But I also worry that the Trumpistas will just focus on the idea that the "liberals" are again "persecuting" Trump. Now, hopefully enough R senators are on board with recognizing how horrible Trump stayin...
by Highway
07 Jan 2021, 09:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Interesting to see an outside perspective: 7 minute report on itv News about the events at the US Capitol yesterday:

by Highway
06 Jan 2021, 20:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Not gonna lie that's pretty cool Eta on a more serious note how big was this crowd? It's missing from the coverage I've read so far but I've been talking colleagues and friends off the ledge all afternoon. A reporter had said they thought it was "10,000", but from the images I saw midday, it defini...
by Highway
06 Jan 2021, 19:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Not gonna lie that's pretty cool Eta on a more serious note how big was this crowd? It's missing from the coverage I've read so far but I've been talking colleagues and friends off the ledge all afternoon. A reporter had said they thought it was "10,000", but from the images I saw midday, it defini...
by Highway
06 Jan 2021, 19:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Since I think he deleted it; here's the text of the tweet from Trump: These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in p...
by Highway
06 Jan 2021, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

On one level you guys are of course right. On another level, we're talking about something that will go down in history books, and I can't fault someone in the military for hesitating before committing troops. In the end, they did agree to send troops (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics...
by Highway
06 Jan 2021, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Plus, apparently the DOD said "nah, we don't think so." to both the Capitol and DC asking for the National Guard to be deployed. How is that not part of a coup? (TV is the source of the Capitol information) https://twitter.com/radleybalko/status/1346910572122492935 I might be missing something, but...
by Highway
06 Jan 2021, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Plus, apparently the DOD said "nah, we don't think so." to both the Capitol and DC asking for the National Guard to be deployed. How is that not part of a coup? (TV is the source of the Capitol information)

by Highway
06 Jan 2021, 15:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm completely on board with the people saying that Trump needs to be impeached for inciting this, immediately. Out of office now.
by Highway
06 Jan 2021, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

With Trump egging them on.
by Highway
04 Jan 2021, 15:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617241

Re: Orange is the new President

Someone brought up the point on Twitter: On the call, Trump says "We other states that are going to be flipping soon." Is that more bluster? Or are there similar calls to other officials in Arizona or Wisconsin that weren't leaked?
by Highway
04 Jan 2021, 11:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2312

Re: 2020 Status Check

Jason, I don't know if you're still stuck on that (off by at least a factor of 10, if not by 30) "90,000 people died because of Cuomo's decision about nursing homes" falsehood you brought up before, and if that's why you feel like Cuomo is so responsible for things, but if that is the reason, then y...
by Highway
03 Jan 2021, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I've been wondering what can be done about a large part of the population and the electorate that believes, based entirely on the say so of interested parties, that there was "Fraud" or even "inconsistencies" in the administration of the election. People, who believe they are being the reasonable on...