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by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 2101
Views: 236211

Re: Towing the Lion

Very good arguments here but you're all digging a bit too much into the minutiae. Math is natural to our brains ( calculating distance with visual info, eg) Math underlies logic And therefore computers and computer language... And natural language And music And decision making And more So debating ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 12:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1464
Views: 112229

Re: cars and how they get that way

June 1st the Miata goes in the shop for the supercharger. I'm super excited and will soon be super poor.
by D.A. Ridgely
12 May 2021, 12:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: John Hannah, J sub D
Replies: 200
Views: 20698

Re: John Hannah, J sub D

Stevo posted this on Facebook yesterday:

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by D.A. Ridgely
12 May 2021, 12:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 604
Views: 99096

Re: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)

thoreau wrote: 11 May 2021, 12:01
Aresen wrote: 11 May 2021, 11:44 The actual dream it woke me from was even odder: I was eating at a boutique restaurant run by Vladimir Putin.
The restaurant critics are all radiant about it.
... writing glowing reviews?
by D.A. Ridgely
10 May 2021, 21:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: msinaisuhtlaM
Replies: 245
Views: 27666

Re: msinaisuhtlaM

Not sure about the veracity of this one. On the one hand, he does cite some studies to back up his claims. On the other hand, the theory sounds very much like something promulgated by an online guy who has Opinions about Women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oILTOL7L0sU tl;dw buildup of plastic re...
by D.A. Ridgely
09 May 2021, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62030

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Aresen wrote: 09 May 2021, 18:15
thoreau wrote: 09 May 2021, 17:21
Eric the .5b wrote: 09 May 2021, 17:13 (I find Musk weird, silly, and unserious in many ways, but you put him up against DJT and it's trivial to find ways he's better.)
Musk:Trump::Gen X:Boomers
I definitely feel attacked.
Don't worry, it's just typical Gen X resentment over being insignificant.
by D.A. Ridgely
09 May 2021, 00:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62030

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

And now he's hosting SNL. I'm not watching that because it's Musk and SNL, but I'm still trying to figure out why the more batshit Musk haters were so horrified that he was getting "a platform". You know, the guy with a zillion Twitter followers who has a car company and sends things to space might...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 May 2021, 00:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3917
Views: 384691

Re: Twitter!

I saw the Taylor Swift 'challenge' on Twitter and considered posting "Think of a number greater than 3. That's right, you can't."
by D.A. Ridgely
07 May 2021, 12:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53658

Re: Infrastructure

But that doesn't necessarily mean that people everywhere love cars. People love what cars represent, and that's the freedom to go where they want. If that freedom can be provided through other means of transport, I think many people would be surprised how many are not just willing, but also happy, ...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 May 2021, 23:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136859

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

Just so we're all on the same page, neither of you is using the word 'normal' to refer to the way things were prior to March 2020, right? Because currently I am required by state order to wear a face mask when I go to Target, which was not the case 14 months ago or any time before that. And we're g...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 May 2021, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53658

Re: Infrastructure

Americans like cars. Frankly, Europeans and everyone else like cars, too. I don't know where the socialist transportation Utopians look for their models of viable public transit alternatives, but having driven in London and Rome and at least half a dozen other European cities, I can testify to there...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 23:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53658

Re: Infrastructure

Article makes some good arguments as to why trains are a terrible idea and we should focus on other methods (especially more and better roads), but this The differences in infrastructure requirements explain why air travel costs so much less than rail travel. Is incomprehensible coming from Cato. F...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 23:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136859

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

Warren made a comment about some supposed "good old days," when people had some kind of marketplace of ideas where everyone was heard and considered. But even then, the stuff people are worrying about here was still everywhere. It was just something polite people pretended not to see when it was ex...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 22:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8399
Views: 643530

Re: Orange is the new President

Much like the only thing I know about Chuck Schumer is how we used to have a thread titled "Chuck Schumer's Shittiness is Transcendent," the only thing I know about Bertrand Russell is that Lyndon LaRouche is "that guy who runs for president and hates Bertrand Russell." (I'm sure along the road of ...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 20:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3243
Views: 275790

Re: What are you reading?

dhex wrote: 05 May 2021, 16:43 kindle paperwhite is pretty goddamn good for reading. almost as good as paper, really, and a lot more portable.
How is it outdoors in bright sunshine?
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 19:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8399
Views: 643530

Re: Orange is the new President

lshap next time you're over there, check the nightstand https://twitter.com/goulcher/status/1388773647456874497 So there's this guy who's visiting a friend who runs a sex toy shop and the owner says "Listen, I've got to make a very quick run up the street to the bank so could you do me a favor and ...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2021, 15:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8399
Views: 643530

Re: Orange is the new President

I have little to add to the question but I'm mildly curious what sort the rest of the books were such that that particular book stood out to you. FWIW, I used to go to parties at Grover Norquest's house in DC including one when Gingrich was also a guest. Free booze and Chinese food plus lots of live...
by D.A. Ridgely
03 May 2021, 20:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Glooming of 2024: Return of the Knave of Orange
Replies: 44
Views: 817

Re: The Glooming of 2024: Return of the Knave of Orange

Good to see Trump's supporters taking the election results so well...

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by D.A. Ridgely
03 May 2021, 01:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6249
Views: 474253

Re: Light laffs

Courtesy of the Department of Redundancy Department...

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by D.A. Ridgely
02 May 2021, 22:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10202
Views: 721054

Re: Petty annoyances

You can always go the route I did and get something you cannot break https://www.espro.com/product/coffee-p7 It's mildly more involved than a drip machine. Ha! I bought a stainless steel coffee press several years ago (and for decidedly less than that model) but we've never used it. It just seems l...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 May 2021, 21:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3917
Views: 384691

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote: 02 May 2021, 13:06 Life becomes meme.

by D.A. Ridgely
01 May 2021, 23:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 957
Views: 97572

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

thoreau wrote: 01 May 2021, 15:46 There are viruses that use a 5th DNA letter, commonly called Z.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01157-x

These viruses apparently only infect bacteria. But if we can get them into humans I'm sure we can create an army of powerful mutants.
Finally! A use for Generation Z!