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by Quercus
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397206

Re: Questions For The World

I've heard that chocolate can be deadly to dogs. Or at least, some specific chemical whose name I always forget is in chocolate and is harmless to humans, but is poisonous to dogs. However, I have never seen a dog suffer ill effects from eating chocolate, and I also have never heard of anyone else'...
by Quercus
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 883995

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm with Dauric here, extremely skeptical of your claim that it's difficult to fly under the radar with undiagnosed mental illness, even in the UK. It's also not just about diagnosis, it's about treatment and continued care. I'm in the UK and if asked to count the number of people I know with under...
by Quercus
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1983: "Clutter"
Replies: 28
Views: 3997

Re: 1983 - Clutter

That would probably only be possible if I give up hiking/climbing, because right now I can fill a pack with gear for that purpose alone, leaving no room for my function-in-civilization possessions. Maybe I'll just try to get down to two packs, and call that close enough... Yeah, I probably have wel...
by Quercus
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 883995

Re: Police misbehavior thread

↶ I see white drug-addicts and homeless people denied rest-room keys and asked to leave establishments all the time. If they don't leave the police escort them out. Denying service isn't inherently racist. Sure, sometimes it's classist or ableist, too. But if a white person has to be high or homele...
by Quercus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 883995

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The whole idea of de-arresting seems very wrong to me. Theoretically, a person could be arrested 50 times for domestic abuse, but if he is de-arrested before processing then none of those incidents would go on their criminal record. You could also make a de facto stop-and-frisk policy by arresting,...
by Quercus
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5965
Views: 433391

Re: Trump presidency

Hopefully it's a constructive distraction, in that case, militarily. And UK/French co-ownership of the missions make me feel happier that it is - though I know it's going to stir up undesirable collateral effects there and back home, it might keep the level-headed Russians out of that equation, dep...
by Quercus
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28390
Views: 2935233

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Pfhorrest wrote:So glad to hear I’m not alone.

I will literally hold my breath and run past smokers in the street, I find it so unpleasant. My mum is even more sensitive - staying in an environment with tobacco smoke can ruin her entire day.
by Quercus
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3824
Views: 489778

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If teachers are armed, what will happen is the gunmen will shoot the teachers first. What you need is to arm the students too, which would have the bonus of eliminating school bullying, bullies, students that might be bullies, jocks, nerds, drama geeks, Wendy who didn't want to go to Junior Prom wi...
by Quercus
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3824
Views: 489778

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If teachers are armed, what will happen is the gunmen will shoot the teachers first. What you need is to arm the students too, which would have the bonus of eliminating school bullying, bullies, students that might be bullies, jocks, nerds, drama geeks, Wendy who didn't want to go to Junior Prom wi...
by Quercus
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 802682

Re: Most excellent times

That's awesome! congratulations!
by Quercus
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 14
Views: 3393

Re: What language should I learn?

Most of what I want to do is math stuff that any language can handle, but I also want to experiment with AI. Does that effect what language I should use? I'm barely more than a layperson when it comes to AI stuff, but my gut feeling for this is unless you want to reinvent the wheel purely for learn...
by Quercus
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 14
Views: 3393

Re: What language should I learn?

Python is really good for learning how to program, but my impression is that it is not that great for much else. No one is going to be hired to program in Python. C++, html, and Java are much more likely to be used. I figure that if am going to be messing around, then I might as well train for a jo...
by Quercus
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3824
Views: 489778

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Not everyone is as paranoid as you. Fair, although I would argue that my level of mistrust in stuff like this is at least reasonable. Lower levels of mistrust are probably also reasonable. Also, it violates the terms of service, and the consent decree Facebook signed. Lastly, Cambridge analytics re...
by Quercus
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3824
Views: 489778

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I don't view it as really all that big of a deal, but then, I've assumed that anything put on Facebook is not any definition of private anyways. I think this hits the nail on the head about why I'm not freaking out about this (which I was honestly a little puzzled about, so thanks for helping me ex...
by Quercus
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2216840

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: 397206

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: 397206

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: 153
Views: 45384

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: 153
Views: 45384

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: 153
Views: 45384

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: 153
Views: 45384

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: 4364
Views: 771206

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: 4364
Views: 771206

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: 13396
Views: 1432370

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: 13396
Views: 1432370

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: 8211
Views: 1234746

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: 5965
Views: 433391

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: 5965
Views: 433391

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: 153
Views: 45384

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: 153
Views: 45384

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: 153
Views: 45384

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: 153
Views: 45384

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: 5965
Views: 433391

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: 4884

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: 14762
Views: 2216840

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: 5965
Views: 433391

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: 5965
Views: 433391

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: 14762
Views: 2216840

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: 14762
Views: 2216840

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: 14762
Views: 2216840

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?

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