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by Quercus
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668129

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Romanian court tells man he is not alive (Constantin Reliu, 63, fails to overturn 2003 death certificate because he appealed too late) Putting the "dead" in "deadline." I wonder if Romania has a statute disallowing posthumous trials, if so this could be a "get out of jail f...
by Quercus
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453681

Re: Questions For The World

I don't think PAstry is saying this is a bad thing to do I felt PAstry was inplying not understanding the point of doing such things in general, and that's what I was addressing. Perhaps I read too much into that. (although if you're doing it without proper preparation and training for the risk you...
by Quercus
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453681

Re: Questions For The World

I just can’t see pitting oneself against nature as heroic in and of itself. Nature does not care, is not aware in any way of what you are attempting. Dying in a remote, barely accessible place is-what? Definitely not heroic in any way IMO, but also not pointless. I'm a lover of outdoor sports, some...
by Quercus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 158
Views: 63352

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Sableagle wrote:Of course, as I said, in context either of those two canids being that excited and that happy is kind of scary, but I still think that still image is fluffy and adorable on its own.


That's fair, I think I just have a difficult time divorcing it from its context
by Quercus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 158
Views: 63352

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

For me it was a combination of teeth showing on a wolf/dog being a sign of aggression (when not combined with submissive body language), and also, anthropomorphically, it saying to me "ha! Now I can do whatever I want", when "whatever I want" might very well include destroying th...
by Quercus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 158
Views: 63352

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Adorable? I guess, once you peel your eyes away from that terror-inducing grin.
by Quercus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 158
Views: 63352

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Oh, this is bad, this is very, very bad.
by Quercus
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4783
Views: 942021

Re: Today I Made:

Moo wrote:
I'm already using most of my tupperware and I have literally a gallon of soup (and three other dishes) in my freezer already
I find ziploc bags super useful for this sort of thing.


*souper useful
by Quercus
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4783
Views: 942021

Re: Today I Made:

Since the builders have broken down one wall of my kitchen, rendering it inoperable,I have made ⋅  Roast chicken ⋅  Chicken tequitos ⋅  Crumbed kingklip (fish) with potato wedges ⋅  Cape Malay style minced beef curry with rice ⋅  Cheese & tomato...
by Quercus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1748059

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I should probably put off cleaning the dust out of my PC...
by Quercus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1748059

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Today I learned the average humidity for England is basically in the 70-90% range unless you're right next to the coast. I looked it up to put the current 54% into context, because I was wondering why we're having issues with static electricity, sinus issues and dry lips. Presumably the humidity dr...
by Quercus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1476084

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

It's not exactly the same for me, but I get something similar - if I have to act cis male for a period of time (yay not being out to my family!) I'll start feeling more femme, and if I'm presenting more femme for a while I'll eventually feel like I want to present more neutrally again (which gets re...
by Quercus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893692

Re: Trump presidency

The whole defense against tyranny argument seems really odd to me, I support it in principle, but focusing it so heavily on the ownership of small arms seems to me a curiously ineffective way of actually mounting such a defense in the modern world. I suspect that it's more to do with gun ownership b...
by Quercus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893692

Re: Trump presidency

The majority of suicides occur while under the influence of alcohol and/or benzo...thing. Suicides themselves are more of a spur of the moment thing rather than planned, though planned ones do happen. So, do you plan to restrict alcohol and benzothingies more than they already are? No more than I p...
by Quercus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 158
Views: 63352

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

There are two important parts of the trickster god trope. The first is that they are always 3 steps ahead, even when they look behind. The second is that one day, they go too far and pay the price. There's also the theme that their one blind spot is the idea that not everyone is just out for themse...
by Quercus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 158
Views: 63352

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Yep, those are my feelings too.
by Quercus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 158
Views: 63352

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Spoiler:
oh, I think it's part of a plan, just one that is in the process of backfiring spectacularly
by Quercus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 158
Views: 63352

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Spoiler:
Is this all part of Coyote's plan or did he just fuck up bad?
by Quercus
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893692

Re: Trump presidency

No, I got the impression that he meant that Lewinsky wasn't particularly attractive, rather than sleeping with her was somehow worse than Trump sleeping with the porn star. As for the morality of it, I think sleeping with the porn star is marginally better than with the naive intern, but it also sh...
by Quercus
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 36
Views: 12127

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

This is the best comic in years. Well played Randell
by Quercus
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668129

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Sableagle wrote:where it's sold?


Long Island, presumably.
by Quercus
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893692

Re: Trump presidency

SDK wrote:Or Balrogs, for that matter.

Nah, can't see it: Balrogs seem too competent at what they do
by Quercus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893692

Re: Trump presidency

It's just struck me that emojis are the ultimate retro fashion... all the way back to pictograms

Edit: huh, this is the trump thread apparently, I thought this was fleeting thoughts
by Quercus
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668129

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Edit: Ninja'd ... didn't spot the potential for grouping error too... good point Zamfir. That is typical of everywhere, though. https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/810853 Stats that back that up - women over 65 are the worst drivers, excepting teenagers. I think you've got th...
by Quercus
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668129

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I can't wait until they find out how much it costs both in time and money to maintain and run a city. If they aren't smart enough to not sink large portions of their own wealth into it, I suspect that many of them are going to go broke. Billions may sound like a lot but building proper infrastructu...
by Quercus
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668129

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

sardia wrote:create a utopia...or just avoid income taxes.


Aren't those one and the same to a rich capitalist?
by Quercus
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4637
Views: 725794

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The image I have of rape is complex. However lets keep it to apples for apples. If we are comparing rape as the outcome of a commercial transaction, the perpetrator and the victim might be thought of as strangers. So for the purposes of this discussion it might be better to take only that subset of...
by Quercus
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4637
Views: 725794

Re: The Darker Side of the News

the random act of sexual violence we think of when we talk about rape. Less than 30% of rapes are committed by strangers to the victim ( source ). The image you have of rape is not a good reflection of reality. You have her as a vapid little thing fluttering between consent and non consent at will,...
by Quercus
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1748059

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I learned yesterday that the correct way to pronounce "parse" in British English has a "z" sound instead of "s". I just thought my team leader was pronouncing it wrong when he said it, but then I looked it up! TIL that Americans pronounce "parse" with a soft ...
by Quercus
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4637
Views: 725794

Re: The Darker Side of the News

but once a surgeon starts to cut, he can't just walk away. If you can criminalize the transaction once it has begun how do we draw the lines? It isn't fair. And I'm not smart enough to have an answer. You draw the line exactly where you do in any other sexual encounter. At the withdrawal of consent...
by Quercus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4637
Views: 725794

Re: The Darker Side of the News

India also has a huge advantage over the UK on satellite launches, which our gov't here seems to be hoping nobody's going to notice ... (No, really, they're trying to tout Britain as the new low-cost space-launch site.) Oh God, it's the whole "let's ban all non-medical non- food psychoactive s...
by Quercus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 101134

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

ObsessoMom wrote:
Sableagle wrote:Update on old story:

Man radicalised by TV drama [...] where white girls were abused

[...]

Osborne described Muslim men as [...] “in-bred”


Can't seem to make up his mind, can he?

That's high in the running for the darkest joke I've ever heard.
by Quercus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1748059

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

flicky1991 wrote:I learned yesterday that the correct way to pronounce "parse" in British English has a "z" sound instead of "s". I just thought my team leader was pronouncing it wrong when he said it, but then I looked it up!

Seriously? That's silly and I refuse to do it.
by Quercus
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1140388

Re: Police misbehavior thread

CorruptUser wrote:but given that you are being harassed by the cops, you are more likely to be killed if you are white.

Do you have a source for that? I'm not necessarily doubting it, but it goes very against my expectations, so I'd like to read how that was arrived at (sorry if i missed it
earlier in the thread).
by Quercus
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1476084

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm in a shelter now. So in theory that resolves some of my problems. I will give life another try. Glad you found a shelter. Good luck with everything! On a very much more minor note here are two recent femme grooming discoveries which make me happy: the key to using bobby pins is to twist your ha...
by Quercus
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 96
Views: 24539

Re: Recipe requests

Thanks you Angua. <3 Your suggestions they sound... delicious and tasty. Bookmarked, A++ Response, shall try next time I eat salads. Classic vinaigrette is entirely vegan and definitely spices up a salad (at least in the metaphorical sense of "spice"). Wine or cider vinegar, olive oil, cr...
by Quercus
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A topic in which I expound my prodigious ignorance of polyamory. Posted 20 Jan 2018, 19:18 by CorruptUser
Replies: 48
Views: 7788

Re: Trump presidency

More OT stuff (in reply to ObsessoMom, but quotes are hard on mobile) Edit: realised that any implied comparison of women to a commodity, fungible or not, is really objectifying. I got caught up in the argument and didn't realise what i was doing. I'm sorry. Exactly. Put succinctly, women ar...
by Quercus
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893692

Re: Trump presidency

So... He wants a path to citizenship for DACA recipients And Will talk to Bob Mueller under oath He's gotta be lying about the oath part, like some sort of delaying tactic, because Trump does awful during interviews. Well, wait, the way he acts under oath is very different. He thinks more. https://...
by Quercus
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4637
Views: 725794

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I suspect that mental health plays a big role here too. Poor mental health is associated with poverty, both as cause and effect, and from personal experience you sure as hell ain't cooking a healthy, cheap meal during acute anxiety or depression (if you have the luxury of time and a freezer you migh...
by Quercus
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7725
Views: 761382

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes, three on the low table that would hold a TV if we owned one.

A TV (not a monitor)

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