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by Isaac Hill
Fri May 11, 2018 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 192
Views: 34011

Re: Steven Universe

The official start of summer and when CN decide to air the episodes isn't definitely related. I know, but in the spirit of SU, I'm being optimistic. At least it's still on TV, unlike Legend of Korra's last season and a half. CU doesn't seem too commited to regular schedules in general. The new &quo...
by Isaac Hill
Wed May 09, 2018 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 192
Views: 34011

Re: Steven Universe

Spoilers through "Can't Go Back"/"A Single Pale Rose" Eyeball was right all along... ...that wasn't a real Rose Quartz reddish pink. I remember the "Rose Quartz is Pink Diamond" theory being discussed early in the show's run, until the show said Rose shattered P...
by Isaac Hill
Sat May 05, 2018 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 110
Views: 3918

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

I learned of the existence of SQL in conversation, pronounced "sequel", without knowing how it was spelled. I assumed it was spelled C-quel and was an offshoot of C, like C++ or C-sharp. Did anyone ever ask the Jif peanut butter people how they felt about some guy using their intellectual ...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368179

Re: Trump presidency

We will put tariffs on Harley-Davidson, on bourbon and on blue jeans - Levis. link Harley Davidson is based in Wisconsin, home of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Burboun maker Jim Beam is based in Kentucky, home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Levi's is based in San Francisco, home of Ho...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89864
Views: 7365157

Re: Thoughts for ships

pseudoidiot wrote:How about a dragon that vapes?
Hipster dragon's been trying to quit breathing fire ever since he accidentally melted all his vinyl. He's been doing pretty well, though some still comes out his nostrils when he snorts condescendingly.
by Isaac Hill
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 3468

Re: The Good Plaice

Season 2 finale I get why Michael was technically cheating according to the original rules him and Gen set up for this new test, but much like everything else in the afterlife rules - it's unfair. We haven't seen anyone else's new earthly lives, but for Eleanor, to expect to suddenly bec...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 115276

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I was listening to the Ramones this afternoon, and they've got a few covers I like better than the originals, like Do You Wanna Dance , I Don't Want to Grow Up , and Spiderman . The best example I can think of is from around 10 years ago. Oasis was promoting their new album by having buskers cover t...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 712436

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I've watched Attack on Titan through episode 37. Is there a volume of the Manga that starts where that episode left off? Or do the plots and/or chonologies differ too much for that?
by Isaac Hill
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable
Replies: 8
Views: 2804

Re: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable

Thanks for the help, everyone. I'd seen one of those enclosures for IDE, and was looking for the SATA equivalent when I found the cable. I wanted to read the old drive to get my mom's photos off of it to fill the digital picture frame I got her for Christmas. We found a way to have Facebook send her...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable
Replies: 8
Views: 2804

Re: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable

Thanks for responding. Upon further inspection, the cable/drive show up (at least) 3 times in Device Manager: 1) under "Universal Serial Bus controllers" as "USB Mass Storage Device" 2) under "Disk drives" as "ASMT 2115 USB Device" 3) under "Portable Driv...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable
Replies: 8
Views: 2804

Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable

I'm trying to get data off of a Samsung HD160JJ/P (formerly) internal hard drive to a Windows 10 PC. I bought a Lumsing USB to SATA adapter cable, which connects to both flat parts of the SATA connector. I plugged the cable into the drive, then the PCs USB port. There was a brief message about a new...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 7535

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

In the season 3 premeire, only protagonist Rick had drool on his chin. I don't know if they've been doing that since the beginning, but it'd be worth keeping an eye on in older multi-Rick episodes. I wonder what Rick actually wants. I mean, he seems happiest when wreaking havoc in some clever fashio...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368179

Re: Trump presidency

Franken's inappropriate behaviour criticised by the pussy-grabber in chief. Somewhere another irony star has just gone supernovae. Franken's a loser. He only groped his way to second base. Real celebrities know they'll let you go straight to third. Sad. ...I feel like we'd all be better off if the ...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

CEG showed up OnDemand this week, so I was able to get caught up, and saw 3.5 Friday. The pill-taking montage of Rebecca's suicide attempt had the same sort of matter-of-factness as a montage of, say, pulling an all-nighter would. It made the suicide attempt seem more like a logical next step in...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your LEGO!
Replies: 19
Views: 6903

Re: Post your LEGO!

I made LEGO lion and vehicle Voltrons. I'd like to make the gladiator Voltron, where 3 red, black, and blue bots stack on each other, but I think that'd be too many moving arts, expecially at this scale.
by Isaac Hill
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

I like this show, but it doesn't look like the network does. It's on Fridays, which isn't great to begin with since that's the weeknight people are most likely to go out. Plus, at least on my cable setup, it's not OnDemand, making it harder to catch an episode you've missed. The show after it, Jane ...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368179

Re: Trump presidency

Twice now in recent memory the majority of voters voted for the Democratic candidate while the Republican candidate won and became president, and the Republicans are fine with it. ...the Turtle refused to even hold a hearing for supreme court nominee for nearly a year, and nothing happened. And in ...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 3468

Re: The Good Plaice

Trolley Problem I'm curious about the point system, too. If it is the ultimate arbiter of good and bad, then isn't debating ethics pointless? At best, you could look at the point values like the answers in the back of a math book, and work backwards from them to find out which ethical system...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 3468

Re: The Good Place

S2.E4 It doesn't seem likely, but I sure hope they sent Mindy that cocaine. I didn't like Janet's explanation about joining the charade. The content was OK, but the delivery was un-Janet like. They mentioned Janet becoming more sociable with every reboot; I hope this isn't what they ...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368179

Re: Trump presidency

It was reported that Sec of State Tillerson called Trump a "moron", along with other comments. Tillerson went to the press to deny the other comments and, when asked, refused to address the moron comment. I wonder how close we are to the Cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment and declaring th...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368179

Re: Trump presidency

ObsessoMom wrote:Possibly of interest: Photo of Trump staring directly at the sun.
Shouldn't (did) the Secret Service step in for something like this? Their job is to keep the President safe after all. If anyone else was about to damage the President's vision, the SS would get POTUS out of there.
by Isaac Hill
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368179

Re: Trump presidency

I recall reading in history books a time when most people ignored Nazi rallies until it was too late. I recall the same thing. I also recall conservatives since then complianing about appeasement, and the left being too soft to nip Nazis in the bud. Now, conservatives are complaining about the left...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368179

Re: Trump presidency

Umm, tribalism doesn't mean what you think it does. It's an allusion to actual tribal groups of people, but it's actually more of a pejorative term for folks who are loyal to their own social group (whether that is ethnic or otherwise) and for whom that loyalty is a primary concern. So if you're a ...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 326696

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

The first Legend of Korra comic, Turf Wars: Vol 1 , is out. Ambiguity of the final scene is resolved. The main plot is about the aftermath of the final battle, which picks up some of the dangling plot threads from the show. A day or two after reading it for the first time, I read it again, which I'v...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 10105

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

The alert would have to be highly localized of course, because there's no way you can arrive 5 minutes after an alert and still expect to see a rabbit. The bunnies that live in my neighborhood are somewhat acclimated to humans. I'll see some of them in my yard for maybe half an hour at a stretch. T...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 6678

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

The comic isn't sure which "meh" emoji is meant. According to the A.V. Club's review , the plot involves "meh" being the only emoji who can make multiple expressions. I'm just going to assume multiple "meh"s is how the plot resolves, since that's probably better than wh...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 206
Views: 43005

Re: Let's Talk Money

I may have explained this badly. What the dealer offered was $2,000 cashback with 4% interest over 5 years with no prepayment penalty. I took that, then paid the car off over the next couple of months. That wasn't enough time to accrue much interest. They didn't offer both no interest and cashback, ...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 206
Views: 43005

Re: Let's Talk Money

sardia - Does the dealer have a prepayment penalty? Mine didn't. So, when I bought my most recent car, I took the $2k cash discount with dealer financing over 5 years. Then, I paid the can loan off in the next few months saving (almost) all the interest. I don't know how this affected my credit scor...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Better Call Saul
Replies: 10
Views: 5926

Re: Better Call Saul

End of Season3 pytho - I wonder if the guilt over screwing over that old lady, and what it cost Jimmy to set things right, informs his decision to become a criminal lawyer. Better to serve a clientele you won't mind throwing under the bus if you have to. Jimmy mentioned Chuck working by lamp-lig...
by Isaac Hill
Sun May 21, 2017 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Better Call Saul
Replies: 10
Views: 5926

Re: Better Call Saul

I'm liking all of Saul's bits so far, but have mixed feelings about Mike's. When Mike's executing a plan we don't understand yet, it's fasciniating watching his seemingly inexplicable actions come together. But when he's doing something more straightforward, like tailing someone, the same slow, deli...
by Isaac Hill
Sun May 21, 2017 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)
Replies: 79
Views: 11470

Re: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)

I'd never watched SJ until this season, and the first ep I happened to watch was number 3. I didn't think it was meant to be at all funny until I watched eps 1 and 2 of this season. Even though I haven't seen the original, I'm familiar enough with Greg Baldwin's imitation of Mako from AtLA to miss M...
by Isaac Hill
Thu May 11, 2017 12:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368179

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not sure if this was a deliberate factor in the timing, but the Comey firing has knocked Sally Yates' testimony from the front page. I've read theories that Trump does outrageous thing X to distract from shitstorm Y, and counter theories that it only looks that way because there's always a shits...
by Isaac Hill
Tue May 09, 2017 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 206
Views: 43005

Re: Let's Talk Money

I spoke to a financial advisor at my bank, including my moral qualms about investing in companies I know nothing about, and he came up with 3 options: 1) Calvert, a company that specializes in socially responsible investing. The main downside is the 1.3% annual fee. 2) A policy that guarantees a 3% ...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 7535

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

Saturday, April 1, [as] aired the Season 3 premiere with no advance notice instead of their regularly scheduling programming. They're airing it every night this week at 10pm. I caught it last night, though my cable guide still said Bob's Burgers. I'm glad original Summer was OK. When new Summer ...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 206
Views: 43005

Re: Let's Talk Money

I guess I should be more clear. I already own a home. This is in regards to owning a second home. A less common scenario. The biggest commonality is the irrational exuberance​ in the belief that home values will never fall. Do you mean a second home as in a summer or weekend place you would reside ...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 192
Views: 34011

Re: Steven Universe

Gem Harvest: I exepcted to learn more about the context of Peridot's earlier line, "You're going to harvest me?" The episode was good, but I first saw it very soon after the real life Uncle Andies kicked my country square in the dick, which soured the episode a bit for me. I've...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Replies: 9
Views: 2798

Re: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

This isn't really a complaint, but it doesn't feel like it has much to do with the novels. Dirk's personality seems much more like the Eleventh Doctor than the Dirk I remember from the books. It wouldn't be a Douglas Adams adaptation if it didn't widely differ from the source material. I've never s...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 895719

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Clinton' campaign had to be pretty poor to turn a 2.8 million popular vote lead into a 70 vote electoral loss. With the exception of California, Trump won the popular vote by 1.5 million votes. That's why. But, Clinton only needed 215 of the 483 non-CA Electoral Votes (45%) to win. If she's only do...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 895719

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Offtopic, but I sometimes wonder if we should have had a fight to bring back the archaic word "were" for "male human", and then returned "man" to its original role as the gender neutral term. But people know the term "were" as part of werewolf, a gender neutr...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 12403

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

Unfortunately, changes to the UI sometimes happen so often that before they've fully learnt how to use the current system, the designers force a change on them and they have to learn everything from scratch all over again. Having to start over when you still haven't fully learned the previous syste...

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