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by Grop
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6188
Views: 469298

Re: Trump presidency

Give me what I want or I will hold my breath until something happens.

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(Someone linked that twitter nonsense at me and I thought there was an Asterix joke to be made).
by Grop
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

Likewise I crossed the Alps a few times lately. I don't remember about the roads, but the hitch trails were very clean indeed. (Didn't feel very thirst-inducing, the Southern part of the Alps isn't concerned by the draught they experience in Switzerland). Edit: (I understand more what you were sayin...
by Grop
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 728090

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I did like Fireworks, although I agree most criticisms are founded.
by Grop
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 98
Views: 21646

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Calling this day Bastille Day is factually true; it is just not how people from my country name it. Also most of us aren't aware of that, but the main thing to be "celebrating" about would be the lynching of soldiers who had no say about French politics (and some of them were from Switzerl...
by Grop
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 98
Views: 21646

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

It's a bit unorthodox to count years from Bastille Day, but you do you I guess. It is funny how English speakers refer to the French national day as Bastille Day. The English Wikipedia even says that we celebrate the taking down of that fortress, which happened on a 14th of July. On paper, what we ...
by Grop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 158818

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Unless the UK manages (and wants) some deal with the EU about that, I suppose they will have to deal with individual countries like any non-EU citizens. Today someone from say Brazil or Marocco working in France cannot automatically work in Italy or in Germany: these are distinct countries regarding...
by Grop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: 12 Monkeys (TV series)
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: 12 Monkeys (TV series)

Any non-spoiler opinions on this series?
by Grop
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

CorruptUser wrote:I don't understand the hatred of spiders. If they were giant and lived in the water, we'd find them delicious.


Also most sea food is scavengers. We don't eat scavengers that don't live underwater, but these are okay.
by Grop
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

This is a matter of culture; especially the part about people staying at work as long as they boss/team leader isn't leaving (and I suppose they do a lot of useless stuff to occupy that waiting). Hopefully having laws actually consider that situation (and possibly a few trials happening) should move...
by Grop
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

I understand they also don't marry much; Korean women would have to work for so many hours a day, plus do everything at home.
by Grop
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-korea-officially-drops-its-maximum-workweek-to-52-hours Under the law, which slashed the maximum weekly work hours to 52 from 68, workers in South Korea will be allowed to work 40 hours and an additional 12 hours of overtime. Those who make their emp...
by Grop
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 96
Views: 9973

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

In fact, they also happen to say the war sometimes, so I suppose this is also in order to avoid repetitions.
by Grop
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 96
Views: 9973

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I am watching Peaky Blinders. Whenever the characters speak of ww1, they say "France" when "the war" would be as explicit (and more straightforward). I don't think that is strange when talking about people who died in France, or things that happened in France, but sentences like ...
by Grop
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 159961

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Winter Voices is an RPG with turn-based combats that are only "defensive". That is, you can't really harm your opponents, and are supposed to reach goals such as reaching an escape zone or survive for N turns. In this game you play a young woman who has just lost her father and has to deal...
by Grop
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 159961

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Anyone played Winter Voices? That would be the sequel.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cl ... f-the-pyre
by Grop
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 96
Views: 9973

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Death Proof was (I think) less violent than other movies of his, and it was a commercial failure.

Also I like the idea that strongish authors do whatever they want, instead of the same old thing that is dictated by big companies.
by Grop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6188
Views: 469298

Re: Trump presidency

Also when doing an ad hominem you are usually attacking *someone*, not making a generic statement about hypothetical people.
by Grop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

My point was, mass is more significant than length. And size is a super vague word.
by Grop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

For some reason I can't access that article today, weird error. Anyway I wanted to check it again to see if it mentioned the bobcat's size or weight? Wikipedia gives a range of 47-125cm long, and 6-18kg in weight. Which ranges from not much bigger than a domestic cat, to about half the size of a ti...
by Grop
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 78603

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Eebster the Great wrote:I hear CDs are gonna replace casettes soon.


That was done for some of the coolest languages; but French is still learned using cassettes.
by Grop
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6188
Views: 469298

Re: Trump presidency

The US wanting out of world economy is quite a bold move; I wonder how many seasons will keep us entertained.
by Grop
Sun May 27, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 903225

Re: Police misbehavior thread

In other words, nobody is ever rehabilitated.
by Grop
Sat May 26, 2018 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 6624

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

I took it to mean there was a group named 3rd party extensions.
by Grop
Wed May 23, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

This is the funniest part about Eurovision: no country wants to host it. Hence all the trolls not really trying to win.
by Grop
Sun May 20, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512844

Re: The Darker Side of the News

addams wrote:Oh, you Europeans; You don't have Cats, Bear and Crocodiles. We Do! They will hunt and kill humans for fun.


We have finished terraforming for quite a while. When are you doing your part of the world?
by Grop
Thu May 17, 2018 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 403002

Re: Questions For The World

Unless foxes are tougher than dogs in that regard, that undermines the fable The Fox and the Grapes.
by Grop
Thu May 17, 2018 7:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6188
Views: 469298

Re: Trump presidency

A world where theres a large permanently disadvantaged underclass, mostly. One where a plethora of policies are in place which ostensibly help the underclasses but are actually designed to sabotage them in one way or another to ensure they stay in the underclass. For instance, a welfare system with...
by Grop
Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

To be fair, the mediteranean without Italy doesn't look that bad, when compared to Europe without Germany, North America without Canada, or South Korea without North Korea.
by Grop
Mon May 07, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

Soupspoon wrote:Humorous news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44005284

(I got 9/10, rather proudly, only failing with the baltic states question where I dithered the wrong way between the right answer and the one I chose.)


The one about Bielorussia? I wouldn't call that a baltic state.
by Grop
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512844

Re: The Darker Side of the News

- Don't Delta have a duty to inform passengers that they need to dispose of apples on the plane and not carry them into the US? Should be right there on the packaging if nothing else. Seems pretty irresponsible to hand out stuff on a flight that could cause passengers to end up with massive fines. ...
by Grop
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 903225

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Did they really need to use force and handcuffs? Wouldn't they be able to tell the "intruders" that "now you get out" (and escalate if that does not happen)? Another article says they asked and the two people allegedly refused. https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/14/us/philadelphia-poli...
by Grop
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 903225

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Did they really need to use force and handcuffs? Wouldn't they be able to tell the "intruders" that "now you get out" (and escalate if that does not happen)?
by Grop
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512844

Re: The Darker Side of the News

One can also find a few articles* from 2003 about that guy named Philippe Rivere who worked for Air France and made a joke about his shoes in New York. * alas, google insists that I am only interested in French language results such as this one . Of course it may have made the news here mostly becau...
by Grop
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 470095

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

In Daggerfall instead of savescumming for easy quests you could easily remove the files for bothersome quests. But then you would still savescum in case some bug would make the quest impossible.
by Grop
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512844

Re: The Darker Side of the News

In my view, such an age shouldn't be lower than the age for voting or buying alcohol.
by Grop
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6188
Views: 469298

Re: Trump presidency

The problem with that, is that it only works well if the group you're ridiculing has very little power or support. Lack of power is easy to ridicule, whether it's Nazis or a more worthwhile group. Basically, it's hard to laugh at torch marches when stuff actually gets torched at night (let alone in...
by Grop
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

To be honest I actually did parse that phrase as a noun phrase made of two nouns that I would have to look up. Obviously it is some organisation responsible for handling disputes, which I assume to be legal ones.
by Grop
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14728
Views: 2253594

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

I wouldn't know how to parse disputes panel.
by Grop
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 16254

Re: Thomas Fire

Indeed, who would believe the river can go this high.
by Grop
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 7995

Re: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)

Incidentally, I am pretty sure this is taught in French high schools. Or was when I was there. Also what people have been taught and what they actually remember may differ (to be fair to British teachers).

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