Overnight Open Thread (1-15-2013)

The 2013 Annual AoSHQ Color Blindness Test

You should see numbers in the circles below. (Answers below the fold).

If you don't see a number, you might just be color-blind or intoxicated or possibly both.

But don't feel so bad - there may good evolutionary reasons for this.

Demo no. 16plate 2 42

plate 12     10plate with 5

plate 9     57plate 14     7

Answers:

You should see -

16, 42

10, 5

57, 7

If you saw kokpelli or a vagina in one of these, your vision is fine - that's just a known side-effect of the CIA implant.

Even the Chinese Don't Want Chinese Baby Food

Well you can only kill pets and babies for so long with contaminated food before you get a bad reputation:

A surge in sales of one of Australia's most popular brands of infant formula has led to an unusual sight for this wealthy nation: barren shelves in the baby aisle and even rationing of baby food in some leading retail outlets.
But the run on formula is not the result of a local baby boom. Instead, it is being attributed to Chinese visitors, who are apparently concerned about domestic food safety standards and are believed to be buying in bulk and carrying it home.
In 2009, the Chinese government executed two milk manufactures for selling chemically tainted milk powder that lead to the deaths of six children, and in June 2012 the country's largest milk maker had to recall six months' worth of milk.

The Beginning: Democrat Congressman Proposes Repeal of 22nd Amendment

Crazy as it is, however, it's not a joke: Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) on Friday re-introduced as H.J. 15 the same bill he offered last year, "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment" - i.e., to end the two-term limit on the presidency, enabling Obama to be "President fo Life."

Viva El Presidente Obama!

dictator-obama

Life When You're NOT David Gregory

The Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) inquiry into whether NBC's David Gregory possession on national TV of an illegal 30-round "high-capacity" magazine has been ongoing for three weeks. Meanwhile, U.S. Army veteran James Brinkley is still grappling with the fallout from his arrest last year on the same charge.

Mr. Brinkley's story is just one example of at least 105 individuals who, unlike Mr. Gregory, were arrested in 2012 for having a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds.

...Despite the evidence Mr. Brinkley had been legally transporting the gun, his attorney Richard Gardiner said the D.C. Office of the Attorney General "wouldn't drop it." This is the same office now showing apparent reluctance to charge Mr. Gregory.

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The Great User Interface FAIL of Windows 8

In the three decades that graphical user interfaces have been around a lot has been learned about what works and what doesn't and how to make a good GUI. Microsoft seems to have thrown out much of these lessons when they created the UI for Windows 8.

I wouldn't quite call it unusable since with enough time on it you can learn all the quirks and wierdnesses. But the fact that you have to re-learn so much and can't just guess at it is a FAIL.

Mork Meets the Fonz

The World's Most Dangerous Ride

Teh Tweet!

Tonight's post brought to you by year book photos:

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Comments

1 Hallelujah! The ONT is here!

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 15, 2013 10:34 PM (+tsoh)

2 All right morons. Time for the annual AoSHQ circular hernia check-up. Everyone form a big circle.
1. Put a latex glove on your left hand
2. Lower your trousers to your knees
3. Place your left hand on the testicles of the man or woman to your immediate left
4. Turn your head to the right
5. All together now- cough.
6. Pull up your pants
7. Discard of the latex gloves on your way out the door.
8. Report any detected hernias to Vic prior to tomorrow's Morning Headlines
9. It is not, repeat, not acceptable to ask for anyone's phone number following this procedure, remember we are professionals!
That is all. Carry on!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 10:35 PM (1OZSU)

3 yay, my eye balls still work properly

Posted by: knob at January 15, 2013 10:35 PM (H1bc7)

4 Even in HS, Neil Armstrong looked like a badass.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 10:35 PM (StDOM)

5 the preacher in Justified was a kid on what show?

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 15, 2013 10:35 PM (MPjT8)

6 All bow to the all-powerful Maet!!!! (thank you)

Posted by: Peaches, Pats fan for life at January 15, 2013 10:36 PM (kpCLl)

7 Okay, I keep seeing ads for a free online game that looks cool called (I may be misspelling) Grecopolis. Has anyone tried it out? I love Civ so it looks up my alley.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 10:36 PM (StDOM)

8 I don't think TFG will go for the dark uniform because I think he would be the "white uniform" style of dictator.


Posted by: MrCaniac at January 15, 2013 10:37 PM (Zd/NW)

9 Finally! Thanks Maet!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 10:37 PM (GEICT)

10 8 I don't think TFG will go for the dark uniform because I think he would be the "white uniform" style of dictator.


Posted by: MrCaniac at January 15, 2013 10:37 PM (Zd/NW)




Racist

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 10:38 PM (GEICT)

11 8
I don't think TFG will go for the dark uniform because I think he would be the "white uniform" style of dictator.




Posted by: MrCaniac at January 15, 2013 10:37 PM


If he gets a white suit, he better have a good dry cleaner like me!

Posted by: Ray Lewis at January 15, 2013 10:38 PM (Zd/NW)

12 Eyes are good, good to know. Thanks Maet!

Posted by: L, elle at January 15, 2013 10:38 PM (0PiQ4)

13 Peaches!

Did you get stuck in the horrendous LA traffic on the way home?

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at January 15, 2013 10:38 PM (TCy/B)

14 Nighto all, Maet I'll try not to take #1 two weeks in a row.

Nice ONT there skipper.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 10:38 PM (LRFds)

15 @4. Right? Neil knew he was heading for the moon, and the ret of his classmates were 'tards.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 15, 2013 10:39 PM (6rcHp)

16 I see a dolphin in that bottom right circle! What do I win?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 10:39 PM (1OZSU)

17 Just stand a little closer to the rhino!

- Boehner to GOP

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at January 15, 2013 10:39 PM (zZJJp)

18 Place your left hand on the testicles of the man or woman to your immediate left

Um. Uh. Um.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 15, 2013 10:39 PM (hO8IJ)

19 Democrats Proposed Ban Explained.

http://tinyurl.com/b3f7bbp

Posted by: Sho Nuff at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (jo0fs)

20 You need deep focus.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (X/EX4)

21 4 logprof,

My hero, balls so big he had a glide ratio like a bi plane.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (LRFds)

22 I think I just purchased the last two remaining 30 round SKS mags on the planet

So, WINNING!!!

g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (JMmQ9)

23 Nice turnout for Huell Howser today. Nice to see.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (TCy/B)

24 why did we think the fonz was cool?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (GVxQo)

25 For those who get the NFL Network, they're re-running the fantastic Seattle-Atlanta game from Sunday. Wilson was a maestro; it's even better watching the second time.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (StDOM)

26 Reread Kennan's telegram/lecture on the Soviets during lunch. Amazing how much apples to PRC if you just change a couple of words.

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at January 15, 2013 10:41 PM (zZJJp)

27 I'm glad I wasn't born in China.



'Cause I don't speak a word of Chinese!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 10:41 PM (1OZSU)

28
It's like them 3d pixelated pictures that were popular when Seinfeld was on the television set.

Not colorblind, BTW. the Army had me check that no less than thrice a year.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 15, 2013 10:41 PM (6rcHp)

29 I don't know about a board game called "Grecopolis" but there's a fun one called Egizia linked in my sock. Maybe it's a similar one but Greek and not Egyptian?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 10:41 PM (ORGYc)

30 Did you get stuck in the horrendous LA traffic on the way home?

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at January 15, 2013 10:38 PM (TCy/B)

Say what? I go 3 miles, it's always a clusterfuck. So glad to hear that the Huell Howser thing had a good turnout. He was just so snuggly and infectious. My dad loved him. 67 is way too young to check out.

Posted by: Peaches, Pats fan for life at January 15, 2013 10:42 PM (kpCLl)

31 24 why did we think the fonz was cool?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (GVxQo)




Cause he was! Don't tell me you're an Anti-Fonzite?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 10:42 PM (GEICT)

32
The Fonz was not cool.

Henry Winkler, however, is the shit.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 15, 2013 10:42 PM (6rcHp)

33 18 Place your left hand on the testicles of the man or woman to your immediate leftUm. Uh. Um.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 15, 2013 10:39 PM (hO8IJ)

*****

Just seeing if anyone was payin' attention.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 10:42 PM (1OZSU)

34 Peaches,
You're lucky. The 405 was a parking lot.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at January 15, 2013 10:43 PM (TCy/B)

35 Doh! Sorry, logprof, I missed the "online" part of your game description.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 10:43 PM (ORGYc)

36 Ms Radish perhaps we morons are ghosts...

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 10:44 PM (LRFds)

37 Do you suppose Neil was slipping the ole rocket to Kathryn Ann?

Posted by: lowandslow at January 15, 2013 10:44 PM (GZitp)

38 Teh JEF's "I'm a gonna grab yo gun" press conference will be one for the ages. I really hate that fucker with the heat of a thousand suns. Don't know how I am gonna get through the next 4 years.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 15, 2013 10:44 PM (jucos)

39 The 405 was a parking lot.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at January 15, 2013 10:43 PM (TCy/B)
That sucks, mpfs.

Posted by: Peaches, Pats fan for life at January 15, 2013 10:45 PM (kpCLl)

40 In memory of Huell Howser: Wow!!

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at January 15, 2013 10:45 PM (TCy/B)

41 So, are Chinese tourists also buying up Australian kitteh food and carting it home?

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 15, 2013 10:45 PM (1hKSS)

42 37 Do you suppose Neil was slipping the ole rocket to Kathryn Ann?
Posted by: lowandslow at January 15, 2013 10:44 PM (GZitp)

*****

Probably burned up during re-entry.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 10:46 PM (1OZSU)

43 37 Do you suppose Neil was slipping the ole rocket to Kathryn Ann?

Posted by: lowandslow at January 15, 2013 10:44 PM (GZitp)

--I dunno, but I would certainly have tried to fly her to the moon.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 10:46 PM (StDOM)

44 I take that exact color-blind test for my flight medical every year.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at January 15, 2013 10:46 PM (OjQYm)

45 Real Chinese food sucks for adults too. I swear that most of the delicacies they serve are jokes that we foreigners are too polite to call bullshit. I'm sick of fried chicken cartilage, and birds with the heads still on. Hell, they all prefer KFC to their own shit.

Posted by: Rule #2 at January 15, 2013 10:46 PM (CypDC)

46 White suit and a Tiger

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 10:47 PM (IyKYr)

47 "Now that's an avocado eating dog"

Huell Howser

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at January 15, 2013 10:47 PM (TCy/B)

48 45 Real Chinese food sucks for adults too. I swear that most of the delicacies they serve are jokes that we foreigners are too polite to call bullshit. I'm sick of fried chicken cartilage, and birds with the heads still on. Hell, they all prefer KFC to their own shit.

Posted by: Rule #2 at January 15, 2013 10:46 PM (CypDC)

--When I was there, the food from Hunan was my favorite, because it's spicy. Nothing weird to American palates either.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 10:47 PM (StDOM)

49 Apparently the guy who proposed the repeal of the 22nd amendment NY 15th District Rep Jose Serrano (D) has proposed this before. In 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 however all the other time it has never gotten past the committee phase. It seems to be some strange fetish this guy haves regardless who is president. Then again he also invited Hugo Chavez to speak in his district, so the guy just dictators it seems.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 15, 2013 10:48 PM (obHYs)

50 A real "mental" exercise of hoser feminists wanting to preemptively ban sexbots in my sock link. Well, everywhere actually and not just in sock links.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 10:48 PM (ORGYc)

51 why did we think the fonz was cool?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM

Dunno. Obvious older guy lusting after underage chicks? Hangs around in toilets with young men?Wanted to bangSuzi Quatro? Compared to Mork he actually was cool?

Posted by: otho at January 15, 2013 10:48 PM (yBF/9)

52 Henry Winkler is an Uber-lefty douche bag.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2013 10:48 PM (tBnjP)

53 Everything is 'khaki' to most men anyway.

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 10:48 PM (5H6zj)

54 I think perhaps the decline of the Republic started with Arthur Fonzarelli.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 10:48 PM (1OZSU)

55 Oh, and Day 3 of Sumo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgmX15ct4e0&list=UUsyhbQggi0M3t_DMePOLgSw&index=1

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 15, 2013 10:48 PM (obHYs)

56 Speaking of, the most surreal dining experience I had in China was in Shanghai when I stumbled upon --no joke-- a Papa John's that actually had sit-down service where wait staff served me. I should have taken pictures.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 10:49 PM (StDOM)

57 Neils' picture says: "I'm going to walk on the moon some day."

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 10:49 PM (5H6zj)

58
Google’s woes at the hands of Australian courts continue, with the State of South Australia's District Court ordering it to hand over the identities of anonymous bloggers in a defamation case.

Former Australian Football League player player Shane Radbone sought the identity of bloggers who he says have defamed him. Although Google deleted the blogs in question, he launched the action in early December 2012 to identify the bloggers.

The blogs, posted on Google’s Blogger.com, accused him of unethical practices and incompetence, which Rathbone’s lawyer described as both defamatory and damaging to Rathbone’s business.

The Reg




Shane Radbone, the unethical and incompetent former Australian Football League player? That Shane Radbone?*

*suck it Judge Yahoo Serious

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2013 10:49 PM (kdS6q)

59 I'm sick of fried chicken cartilage
Then go for the ducks' feet instead.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 10:50 PM (ORGYc)

60 Hi ont, peppermint patty with beer is a surprisingly good combo.

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 15, 2013 10:50 PM (adaoe)

61 First time I ever sampled (let alone heard of ) Sbarro was in the Philippines.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 15, 2013 10:50 PM (+tsoh)

62 Teh JEF's "I'm a gonna grab yo gun" press conference will be one for the ages. I really hate that fucker with the heat of a thousand suns. Don't know how I am gonna get through the next 4 years.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 15, 2013 10:44 PM


I swear to doG, the first time TFG says "effective immediately" I am going to [insert your freak out of choice here]

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2013 10:51 PM (JMmQ9)

63 peppermint patty with beer is a surprisingly good combo.

/nods

Posted by: Marcie at January 15, 2013 10:51 PM (X/EX4)

64 Okay folks, I need some advice.
I can't decide between marrying Cote De Pablo, Carrie Ann Moss or the blonde gal playing Rizzo's daughter on Vegas.
Your thoughts?

Posted by: teej at January 15, 2013 10:51 PM (4IyOI)

65 Hi ont, peppermint patty with beer is a surprisingly good combo.
That's the only way I can handle it, sir.

Posted by: marcie at January 15, 2013 10:52 PM (ORGYc)

66 60 Hi ont, peppermint patty with beer is a surprisingly good combo.
Posted by: lou's a girl at January 15, 2013 10:50 PM (adaoe)


*****

That's what Marcie said.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 10:52 PM (1OZSU)

67 I saw Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashians vajayjay's in the eye color test

I also saw Pauly Shores face in there also



Posted by: Moron #3 at January 15, 2013 10:52 PM (jfSqj)

68 You know your a moron if you see 12 dots on that test.

Posted by: RWC at January 15, 2013 10:52 PM (sqp6o)

69 Shane Radbone, the unethical and incompetent former Australian Football League player? That Shane Radbone?**suck it Judge Yahoo Serious

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2013 10:49 PM

Yep. Boggerball player. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: otho at January 15, 2013 10:52 PM (yBF/9)

70 Arrrrrgggh! I missed it by this much (65-66)

***thumb and finger*****

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 10:52 PM (1OZSU)

71 Screw you, sock sir.

Posted by: marcie at January 15, 2013 10:52 PM (ORGYc)

72 Former Congressman Allen West has just announced that he’s joined PJTV as the Director of Next Generation Programming and will be based in Washington,D.C. The Shark Tank had learned that West would be taking a gig in new media but we were not at liberty to discuss this prior to his announcement on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News show. Congrats to both PJTV and Allen West!

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 10:52 PM (5H6zj)

73 if I'm going to hold true to my "no refills after 2300 EST" rule, I need to get off my ass

BRB

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2013 10:53 PM (JMmQ9)

74 So if everythingburns in Obama's thirdterm, is it finally Obama's fault?

Posted by: Stateless_Infidel at January 15, 2013 10:53 PM (AC0lD)

75 I knew that was coming

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 15, 2013 10:53 PM (adaoe)

76 I can't decide between marrying Cote De Pablo, Carrie Ann Moss or the blonde gal playing Rizzo's daughter on Vegas. Your thoughts?
Posted by: teej at January 15, 2013 10:51 PM (4IyOI)

*****

Why not all three- it's a brave new America!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 10:54 PM (1OZSU)

77
You know your a moron if you see 12 dots on that test.
Posted by: RWC




I saw 3 sets of breasts with invisible nipples....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2013 10:54 PM (kdS6q)

78 logprof, every time I go my hosts take us out, and try and impress us with unusual menu choices. I've eaten well in hotels, but I haven't found that to be typical. Especially hotels which cater to business travelers.

Not trying to be a snob - the best part of travel to me is the local food. Eating out is a chore in China.

Actually, reading back, I do sound like a snob. Not myself today.

Posted by: Rule #2 at January 15, 2013 10:54 PM (CypDC)

79 The 405 was a parking lot. Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at January 15, 2013 10:43 PM (TCy/B) That sucks, mpfs.

Isn't it always? At least it always was when I had to drive it back in the day. I'm sure it's worse now.

Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 10:54 PM (bzOLE)

80 hi all
that Himalayan ride looked pretty freaky and awesome
ugh I think I am getting sick
how is everyone doing tonite

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 10:55 PM (BBWjt)

81 If the 22nd Amendment was repealed, I would laugh my ass off if Bill Clinton primaried the SCOAMF

It would have to be repealed by 3/4 of the states, so by that time it wouldn't do TFG any good for 2016

Posted by: kbdabear at January 15, 2013 10:55 PM (wwsoB)

82 Perfectly good thread shot to hell.

Posted by: Navin Johnson at January 15, 2013 10:55 PM (mbem7)

83
Posted by: teej at January 15, 2013 10:51 PM (4IyOI)

Become Muslim and you can have a fourth wife too.

Posted by: Stateless_Infidel at January 15, 2013 10:55 PM (AC0lD)

84 42!

Posted by: Deep Thought at January 15, 2013 10:56 PM (AGbXU)

85 I saw 3 sets of breasts with invisible nipples....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2013 10:54 PM (kdS6q)

They might want make an appointment at the 'free' clinic.

Posted by: RWC at January 15, 2013 10:56 PM (sqp6o)

86 Screw you, sock sir.

I lol'd.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 15, 2013 10:57 PM (hO8IJ)

87 Posted by: teej at January 15, 2013 10:51 PM (4IyOI)

Become Muslim and you can have a fourth wife too.
Posted by: Stateless_Infidel at January 15, 2013 10:55 PM (AC0lD)


Four women at the same time asking you if this dress makes their ass look fat.

Heaven on Earth.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2013 10:57 PM (tBnjP)

88 So if everythingburns in Obama's thirdterm, is it finally Obama's fault?

Don't be ridiculous. Teh plastic jeebus is blameless.

Posted by: Peaches, Pats fan for life at January 15, 2013 10:58 PM (kpCLl)

89
In "this god-dammed party!" news, former South Carolina Governor Republican Mark "Rio by the Sea-O" Stanford is reported to be throwing his -- er -- hat -- into the ring for the next gubernatorial race.

That's for you optimists that had SC as a win in 2014.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2013 10:58 PM (kdS6q)

90 Hi chemjeff,

Sorry you're getting sick. So far I have dodged it.

Saw the Hobbit today (I was really bored so I went to the matinee). About as I expected -- too long.

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 10:59 PM (5H6zj)

91 SKS 30 rd mag fail:

"Thank you for your order.
Gunforall has recieved your order, unfortunatly We are out of stock at this time, We will keep you on the stock alert list though, should we restock the item any time soon, you will be contacted, if you are still in the market, then we can complete your order at that time."

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2013 10:59 PM (JMmQ9)

92 I have windows 8 installed as a virtual machine on a macbook and lets just say it isn't as bad as os x version 10, my god you couldn't tar to tape on that first version, but it's not nearly as hard to use as the author intimates.

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 15, 2013 10:59 PM (zOP5o)

93 "I swear to doG, the first time TFG says "effective immediately" I am going to [insert your freak out of choice here]"

I wonder if cap a round off skyward would go over well

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 10:59 PM (IyKYr)

94 I do sound like a snob.
Posted by: Rule #2 at January 15, 2013 10:54 PM (CypDC)




He's always been uppity.

Posted by: Rule # 5 at January 15, 2013 11:00 PM (1OZSU)

95 hey Peaches i was wondering ...how your kittehs holdin up to the cold? do you have heaters going out there on the coast?

i had a heater goin in the tackroom for the injured cat and her companion my little beloved butterball Cecil. I swear if i am not careful merovingn is gonna come over and take him from me next time he visits! he is a cute little scamp. 40 mi an hour winds out here gusting to 60.

lately i have been sanding wood floors by hand. I have discovered this is not a pleasant pastime, but still more fun than watching TFG on the TV splinters and all.


Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 15, 2013 11:00 PM (r7Ddb)

96 Y-not yeah I saw Hobbit with Velma, thought it was a bit long too, especially considering what was waiting after the movie

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:00 PM (BBWjt)

97 Hey chemjeff!

What it do?

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:01 PM (StDOM)

98 When I moved to Towson, Md from Columbia SC in first grade, the Yankee teacher was sure I was retarded because I did not know my colors. This when on for a while. A Southern was naturally an idiot.

My mother, a former English teacher, did not put up with it very long. Finally, she took me to get tested.

I fucking color blind you Yankee bitch. After that, my mom sort of owned the cunt.

Got me out of the Air Force. I was in ROTC in the '60's and they found out I was color blind. So, no pilot, no navigator. Desk Jockey for me. Didn't need any more, thank you, good bye.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 15, 2013 11:01 PM (wR+pz)

99
Anything be Obama's fault?

Dude, it's still time to Blame Bush.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at January 15, 2013 11:01 PM (Md8Uo)

100 This is interesting - link to gun owners (self-reported) by state. The data is kind of old, but I found the results somewhat surprising. I wonder if it's simply that ppl from some states (UT, TX) refused to give a straight answer about their gun ownership.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/health/interactives/guns/ownership.html

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 11:01 PM (5H6zj)

101 I know people have been feeling down lately so I offer everyone this gift from the elder gods. Whenever I watch it I always feel better about myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRBoTcHOzOU

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 15, 2013 11:01 PM (obHYs)

102 Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 10:59 PM (5H6zj)

*****

Middle Earth fantasy movies can be hobbit forming.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 11:01 PM (1OZSU)

103 The thing with Gregory is reminiscent of the issue with Clinton.

While liberals decried that "lying about sex" under oath shouldn't be a crime - there were hundreds of people in jail for that same offense.

Did liberals try to overturn the law? No. They just got their boy off...so to speak.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 15, 2013 11:02 PM (AUeaU)

104 SKS 30 rd mag fail:


Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2013 10:59 PM (JMmQ9)


The 30 rounder SKS mags don't lock the bolt back on the last round like the standard 10 round does


10 round strippper clips are pretty fast to



Posted by: Jake in ID at January 15, 2013 11:02 PM (jfSqj)

105 Which one is Rule #5? I don't have my cheat sheet handy

Posted by: Rule #2 at January 15, 2013 11:02 PM (CypDC)

106 Also an attempt to give this thread a push.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 15, 2013 11:02 PM (obHYs)

107 hi logprof, well, school started again, so, you know, already the grading horror is upon me
how goes it yourself

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:02 PM (BBWjt)

108
wow do you know that redbone.com domain name is available?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 15, 2013 11:02 PM (yhYn1)

109 CJ... the Velma deal is going on ? I have been in and out.

Posted by: The Jackhole on Ventura Highway at January 15, 2013 11:02 PM (/7Xis)

110 S'up morons. Debating buying a shotgun. One of these:

http://tinyurl.com/ag6o95d

Brand new, for $379. Anyone know anything about them? Good deal, bad deal, any clue?

Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2013 11:03 PM (X1lGS)

111 >>especially considering what was waiting after the movie

Glad that's going well!

Is she conservative or at least independent/moderate?

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 11:03 PM (5H6zj)

112 Is the blue sash around his neck the nobel medal? I thought it was, but my eyes are beer-foggy...

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at January 15, 2013 11:03 PM (jqOsT)

113 Sounds good Stateless, trouble is, I'm a one woman type man. You know what that means. She has to be one helluva woman.
A proper moronette, in other words.

Posted by: teej at January 15, 2013 11:03 PM (YEo73)

114 The trailer for The Lone Ranger looked promising.

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 11:03 PM (5H6zj)

115 Which one is Rule #5? I don't have my cheat sheet handy

It's the one right before me, dumbass

Posted by: Rule #6 at January 15, 2013 11:03 PM (BBWjt)

116 The Himalayan motorcycle ride. Two words..... No Fucking Way.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 15, 2013 11:03 PM (jucos)

117 “Look… A Tree.”

Huell Howser

I can't help it.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at January 15, 2013 11:04 PM (TCy/B)

118 Ah, "no attachments"

Posted by: Rule #2 at January 15, 2013 11:04 PM (CypDC)

119 heya teej wha'ts up

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:04 PM (BBWjt)

120 107 hi logprof, well, school started again, so, you know, already the grading horror is upon me
how goes it yourself

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:02 PM (BBWjt)

--Yeah, it's back again for me. I am tweaking a bit and adding more tests, but a couple will be multiple-guess so it should not net add too much work. Today I made it to my morning class but was hacking too much so I begged off the afternoon class. Am using brandy therapy for said condition.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:04 PM (StDOM)

121 "Which one is Rule #5? I don't have my cheat sheet handy"

If though has forgotten thy safe word, one could be smothered by boobies of gargantuan size.

Posted by: The Book of Steve: Rule #5 at January 15, 2013 11:05 PM (obHYs)

122
CJ... the Velma deal is going on ? I have been in and out.


Posted by: The JackholeSo has chemjeff, In and out. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at January 15, 2013 11:05 PM (Md8Uo)

123 Y-not, she is a moderate, yeah. She's not a raving leftie because she actually knows what communism really is.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:05 PM (BBWjt)

124 THAT GUY BEAT UP ACE!!!

As KeMonito he accompanies and helps various tecnicos in CMLL, a role he used to fill for Tinieblas under the name "Alushe". As KeMonito he wears a full bodysuit which resembles that of a monkey with blue fur and yellow skin. as Alushe he wore a furry full bodysuit resembling an Ewok


Let's get him guys!!!

Posted by: 18-1 at January 15, 2013 11:06 PM (AUeaU)

125 >>Middle Earth fantasy movies can be hobbit forming.

lol

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 11:06 PM (5H6zj)

126

remember LEON REDBONE and his funny BEARD and deep voice?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 15, 2013 11:06 PM (wAng0)

127 logprof excellent, hope your therapy works out well for ya

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:06 PM (BBWjt)

128 96 Y-not yeah I saw Hobbit with Velma, thought it was a bit long too, especially considering what was waiting after the movie

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:00 PM (BBWjt)




Do tell!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:06 PM (GEICT)

129 Ok, I need to come up with a digital business model for B2B (specifically targeting selling to small businesses) for a class coming up.

Thoughts?

Oh, no pron, guns, or pudding cups.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 15, 2013 11:07 PM (AUeaU)

130 Posted by: marcie at January 15, 2013 10:52 PM (ORGYc)

Hash winner.

Posted by: rickl at January 15, 2013 11:07 PM (sdi6R)

131 I have been in and out.
[cough, cough]

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 11:07 PM (ORGYc)

132 Gregory is such a flaming douche rocket. Brinkley should go to trial over his possession charge.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel's BAlls und sheft at January 15, 2013 11:07 PM (0SmH0)

133 Should probably put myself to bed.

Goodnight, everyone!

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 15, 2013 11:08 PM (+tsoh)

134 Nevermind... I read up the thread.. right on.

Posted by: The Jackhole on Ventura Highway at January 15, 2013 11:08 PM (/7Xis)

135 yeah, me and Velma are still 'an item'
we are planning a getaway in the near future, too
not too far, just a weekend drive, but nonetheless

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:08 PM (BBWjt)

136 Dude, it's still time to Blame Bush.
***
2012 was a close shave for that strategy.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 15, 2013 11:08 PM (AUeaU)

137 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Posted by: Hugo Chavez at January 15, 2013 11:08 PM (C8mVl)

138 Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2013 11:03 PM (X1lGS)


That's right at or just under retail, so not a bad deal. Stoeger is a decent brand.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 15, 2013 11:09 PM (dJPfS)

139 Do tell!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:06 PM (GEICT)

i leave the details to your very active imagination

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:09 PM (BBWjt)

140 Brand new, for $379. Anyone know anything about them? Good deal, bad deal, any clue?
Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2013 11:03 PM (X1lGS)


I'm a Rem 870 fan personally.


Stoeger is a brand owned by Beretta, they are made in Turkey I think


Posted by: Jake in ID at January 15, 2013 11:09 PM (jfSqj)

141 I have been in and out.[cough, cough]
Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 11:07 PM (ORGYc)

heh ... I should know better around here. Kick me again

Posted by: The Jackhole on Ventura Highway at January 15, 2013 11:09 PM (/7Xis)

142
is Sanford running for governor or Congress?

and why isnt Nikki Haley running again?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 15, 2013 11:09 PM (GcwH1)

143 i leave the details to your very active imagination
___
We have some extra pudding ups if you need them.

Posted by: The Moron Horde at January 15, 2013 11:09 PM (AUeaU)

144 chemjeff has a woman? I have been gone for awhile.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 15, 2013 11:09 PM (hO8IJ)

145 what are Rules 1 through 5?

Posted by: CarolT at January 15, 2013 11:10 PM (z4WKX)

146 and why isnt Nikki Haley running again?
___
Is she taking over a 7-11?

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 15, 2013 11:10 PM (AUeaU)

147 yeah, me and Velma are still 'an item'
we are planning a getaway in the near future, too
not too far, just a weekend drive, but nonetheless
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:08 PM (BBWjt)

The Force is strong in this one.

A fully trained Jedi Knight, you are.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2013 11:10 PM (tBnjP)

148 The preacher on Justified was Sledge in The Pacific.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 15, 2013 11:10 PM (MPjT8)

149 139 Do tell!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:06 PM (GEICT)

-------------------

i leave the details to your very active imagination

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:09 PM (BBWjt)



Booooooooo

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:10 PM (GEICT)

150 Great news, chemjeff!

I think at the very least she'll be open-minded enough to receive some Moronic insights.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:11 PM (StDOM)

151 87, now you understand the burka

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:11 PM (IyKYr)

152 lol HeatherRadish
i know, freaky isn't it?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:11 PM (BBWjt)

153 @ 18-1

Didn't even realize that. That was Ultimo Guerrero who did that to him, maybe we can get the Journal News to tell us where we can find him.

Also maybe we can get ace to tell us some stories from his time working matches in Mexico. There's got to be some good ones.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 15, 2013 11:11 PM (obHYs)

154 131 I have been in and out.[cough, cough]
Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 11:07 PM (ORGYc)




Ducks in a barrel andycanuck. Ducks in a barrel.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 11:11 PM (1OZSU)

155 Evening all. I saw numbers.. whew.. all good here.

PEACHES!!!!!

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at January 15, 2013 11:11 PM (DGIjM)

156 I am just wishing Chemjeff a wonderful life with Velma. That's all.

Nice to see people getting happy. And busy. Happy-busy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:12 PM (bxiXv)

157 "98
I fucking color blind you Yankee bitch
Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 15, 2013 11:01 PM (wR+pz)"

" I fucking color blind " ????

You speak English, you southern cracker?

Weirddave in Towson




********* I keed, I keed. Sorry, couldn't resist. I live in Towson, but I'm from Texas. I'm just yanking your chain. You still around here? We sometimes have moron meetups.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 15, 2013 11:12 PM (XwDPQ)

158 --------------------^----------------^--------------------------

Posted by: abe vigoda at January 15, 2013 11:12 PM (ORGYc)

159 Nice to see people getting happy. And busy. Happy-busy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:12 PM (bxiXv)




I like getting busy.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:13 PM (GEICT)

160 ChemJeff!! you have a girlfriend? Congrats!!!!

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at January 15, 2013 11:13 PM (DGIjM)

161 is Sanford running for governor or Congress?

and why isnt Nikki Haley running again?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 15, 2013 11:09 PM (GcwH1)

--Does SC have a law like VA's where governors can't serve two consecutive terms?

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:13 PM (StDOM)

162
@142

Congress, for Tim Scott's old seat. I actually just assumed it was for Governor.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2013 11:13 PM (kdS6q)

163 And by "see" I don't mean to imply that the horde has installed hidden webcams at chemjeff's and Velmas.

Because that would be wrong.

I just meant it's nice that he is happy, gives people hope.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:14 PM (bxiXv)

164 Hi ya chemjeff. Sounds like things are going well for ya my friend. I'm glad to hear it.
I guess you remembered what I said. Just relax and be yourself and you'll be fine.
Next we'll chat about not speaking of "after the movie" stuff.
You're one of the good guys young man.

Gotta head for bed folks.
Love each other fellow babies.

Posted by: teej at January 15, 2013 11:14 PM (hDena)

165 870 has never failed me for many years. I have a BPS but I only use the 870

Posted by: The Jackhole on Ventura Highway at January 15, 2013 11:14 PM (/7Xis)

166 Howdy, all.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2013 11:14 PM (kaalw)

167 Hi Shrimps!
yeah, I do, isn't it weird?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:14 PM (BBWjt)

168 >>I fucking color blind you Yankee bitch

My husband's family (from western Mass) considered me to be a southerner b/c I grew up in Maryland.

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 11:15 PM (5H6zj)

169 Serious question. I was thinking about this on the way home.

I am on a smart military blog, after all.


What would the ramifications of putting a bayonet on a 12 gauge? And keep the bayonet intact?

Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 11:15 PM (bzOLE)

170 Hi cthulhu, how are the tentacles tonite

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:15 PM (BBWjt)

171 I'm just yanking your chain.
That makes Billy Bob a yankee, doesn't it?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 11:15 PM (ORGYc)

172 Shrimpy! Good to see you, been awhile.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at January 15, 2013 11:15 PM (wbeNt)

173
@110


Stoeger is a good gun, that's a good price, but you might not like the pistol grip setup. With high brass, the recoil is pronounced. The weight doesn't help either, looks like it only goes about 6 1/2 lbs. Every one I've ever shot gave me a sore wrist after a dozen rounds. YMMV, though.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 15, 2013 11:16 PM (SAMxH)

174 Merovign, I found your webcams, they weren't all that hidden, sorry dude

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:16 PM (BBWjt)

175 So, I throw my back out and go to the doctor. They tell me that I don't have a deductible because I've already met my $1700 deductible for 2013.

What?

This is only my second doctor's appt this year.

I call my insurance company and find out it's because my recent mail-in Rx charge is $1850. The 90 day prescription for Abilify alone, the negotiated rate, is $1700.

$1700.

Nobody even called to warn me, they were just going to charge it to my AMEX as if it were a $50 prescription.

Can you imagine?! What if I had told them, the mail-in company, to put it on my debit card? I would have had $1850 go kaput!

This, on top of the fact that I am out of one of my meds because the entire order was held up while they contacted my doctor to tell him that another of the meds, Luvox, isn't even covered under my plan.

What a crock of shit.

I'm going to have to finance my fucking prescriptions.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 11:16 PM (piMMO)

176 Okay, Chavez and Vigoda are pretty clever. Who else do you have.

Posted by: Museisluse at January 15, 2013 11:16 PM (SsWgR)

177 good night teej

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:16 PM (BBWjt)

178 I've been reading right along. Wanted to say hi to longtime lurker Kiana Kwon. I got your message.

Posted by: Truman North at January 15, 2013 11:17 PM (I2LwF)

179 (U+1F52B)

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 15, 2013 11:17 PM (GVxQo)

180 What would the ramifications of putting a bayonet on a 12 gauge? And keep the bayonet intact?
Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 11:15 PM (bzOLE)


Well you are just going back to about 1916-1917.

nothing illegal per the FEDS as long as the shotguns barrel was longer than 18 inches

and if you are cutting a barrel, cut it to 18.5 inches so BATF does not get uppity about it

Posted by: Jake in ID at January 15, 2013 11:17 PM (jfSqj)

181 18-1, salesmen. Salesman and reps matchmaking service, you sort them by area, expertise, have other small business guys rate them. Have some generic ip and commission sales agreements on hand, and some sort of online sales/order commitment system - you get a small slice of sales.

I'd do it myself, but I currently hate IT/software business shit.

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:17 PM (XN0LR)

182 BTW, that's a really nice shirt you have on tonight, chemjeff. That blue really brings out your eyes.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 11:17 PM (ORGYc)

183 And yeah, I know how lucky I am that hot Asian scientist ladies are tweeting me sexy pictures.

No, I will not go into details.

Posted by: Truman North at January 15, 2013 11:17 PM (hEGul)

184 "45 Real Chinese food sucks for adults too.
Posted by: Rule #2"

One of my brothers had to go to China a couple of times years ago on business.
He said that if you actually liked food that they served you, you just ate it and and didn't ask what it was. He also told the story that they were on a train and the business people were really proud to give him a scrawny cooked chicken with its head still on. They don't eat the amount of meat that we do, and something like that is a real luxury to them.

Also, he had to wear long underwear under his suit because they don't heat their buildings in the winter. He also said that places like Peking were so crowded that he felt closed in. He hated going there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 15, 2013 11:19 PM (c2kdv)

185 12g rounds blow the scabbard off the m9 bayonet.

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:19 PM (XN0LR)

186
>>> I actually just assumed it was for Governor.

well, thank you for making an ASS out U and ME

Posted by: soothsayer at January 15, 2013 11:20 PM (FC8Yl)

187 Wookie in my sig-- not Michelle.

Posted by: Truman North at January 15, 2013 11:20 PM (I2LwF)

188 78 logprof, every time I go my hosts take us out, and try and impress us with unusual menu choices. I've eaten well in hotels, but I haven't found that to be typical. Especially hotels which cater to business travelers.

You need to kick back and relax with a nice soothing bowl of pig lung and almond soup.*

* a real dish

Posted by: Splunge at January 15, 2013 11:20 PM (2IW5Q)

189 He should have had the snake too, nerdygirl, then everyone gets a rib!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 11:20 PM (ORGYc)

190
>>> I actually just assumed it was for Governor.

well, thank you for making an ASS out of U and ME

Posted by: soothsayer at January 15, 2013 11:20 PM (052zE)

191 @110

It's relatively inexpensive.

That model comes with 5 choke tubes make sure the seller has them all.


Posted by: General Woundwort at January 15, 2013 11:21 PM (zOP5o)

192 174 Merovign, I found your webcams, they weren't all that hidden, sorry dude

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:16 PM (BBWjt)


That wasn't me, totally being honest this time.

Either that or your left them in place, 'cause they're still running. I mean, I heard they were still running. Like, a rumor.

Or maybe that was somebody else... that heard that. I didn't hear anything about cameras.

So, did you get a new TV?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:21 PM (bxiXv)

193 All I see is a penis in every circle.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:21 PM (o1kXv)

194 Thanks, Jake in ID. Looking at a pump action. Seems to me the shot wouldn't affect the bayonet if there was a 1-2 inch offset.

Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 11:21 PM (bzOLE)

195 Mrs. North sees penises everywhere.

Posted by: Truman North at January 15, 2013 11:22 PM (I2LwF)

196 167 Hi Shrimps!
yeah, I do, isn't it weird?
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:14 PM (BBWjt)

Not weird at all. you are a sweet man.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at January 15, 2013 11:22 PM (DGIjM)

197 "89
In "this god-dammed party!" news, former South Carolina Governor Republican Mark "Rio by the Sea-O" Stanford is reported to be throwing his -- er -- hat -- into the ring for the next gubernatorial race."

Is he going to make that South American skank his first lady? BJ Clinton needs to give him some lessons on how to be slick.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 15, 2013 11:23 PM (c2kdv)

198 Are choke tubes easier to get out of than choke closets?

Posted by: zombie david carradine at January 15, 2013 11:23 PM (ORGYc)

199 NDH I am so sorry, yeah, drugs can be really expensive

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:23 PM (BBWjt)

200 193 All I see is a penis in every circle.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:21 PM (o1kXv)


*******

Let me look up what that means in the Giant Book of Rorschach Interpretations. I'll be right back.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 11:23 PM (1OZSU)

201 200 193 All I see is a penis in every circle. Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:21 PM (o1kXv) ******* Let me look up what that means in the Giant Book of Rorschach Interpretations. I'll be right back.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 11:23 PM (1OZSU)

******

Just as I thought- it's not good.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 11:24 PM (1OZSU)

202 but you might not like the pistol grip setup. With high brass, the recoil is pronounced.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 15, 2013 11:16 PM (SAMxH)

nobody who shoots 3 Gun or Combat shotgun here locally has a pistol grip like that for the same reason.

Everyone has the traditional shotgun pistol grip


Posted by: Jake in ID at January 15, 2013 11:24 PM (jfSqj)

203 "remember LEON REDBONE and his funny BEARD and deep voice?"


I remember his Panama Hat and soul patch but he didn't have a red beard.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 15, 2013 11:24 PM (GZitp)

204 For my fellow Californians:
"Tell me about this picture of Burt Laaancaster!"
He was California Gold.

Evening all. See I missed a thread about a moderately-chested woman suffocating somebody.

Posted by: CAC at January 15, 2013 11:24 PM (RgbWA)

205 112 Is the blue sash around his neck the nobel medal?

That is the Medal of Honor awarded in the name of Congress. The US' highest award for military valor, "above and beyond the call of duty."

Opinions reserved lest I be required to denounce myself.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 15, 2013 11:24 PM (1Qpmy)

206 Infidel, if you are asking about the shot pattern, the spread on a tactical gun is about an inch per yard. So the shot won't strike your bayonet blade.

Posted by: Rule #2 at January 15, 2013 11:25 PM (CypDC)

207 129 Ok, I need to come up with a digital business model for B2B (specifically targeting selling to small businesses) for a class coming up.

Thoughts?

Oh, no pron, guns, or pudding cups.


How about a service that alerts them every time Obama's commissars issue a new diktat that affects their business? You could partner with a local ISP to offer discounts on higher-bandwidth connections, to handle the data volume.

Posted by: Splunge at January 15, 2013 11:25 PM (2IW5Q)

208 I'm beat. G'nite 'rons. Be nice tonight. lol.

Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 11:25 PM (bzOLE)

209 The Force is strong in this one. A fully trained Jedi Knight, you are.

Not yet. He still needs to demonstrate for Velma his "lightsaber" handling skills.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:25 PM (o1kXv)

210 60
Hi ont, peppermint patty with beer is a surprisingly good combo.

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 15, 2013 10:50 PM (adaoe)


Why don't you take a seat over there?

Posted by: Chris Hanson at January 15, 2013 11:26 PM (Zd/NW)

211 Coincidentally, my husband has met Fonzie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tzw1I-I0UI

Posted by: Mindy at January 15, 2013 11:26 PM (3pGXY)

212 I want a women to talk to me seductively, suprised it hasn't been covered by a hot lesbian

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:26 PM (XN0LR)

213 Hey coothie! hi Alex! hi Mero!


*jumps up and down waving*

its colder than HELL down here in So Cal right now and earlier i thought i was gonna get blown away!

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 15, 2013 11:27 PM (r7Ddb)

214 194 Thanks, Jake in ID. Looking at a pump action. Seems to me the shot wouldn't affect the bayonet if there was a 1-2 inch offset.
Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 11:21 PM (bzOLE)


Depending on the shotgun - but I imagine you won't have an *impact* unless the bayonet is like a spear or something. It will get dirty, though.

On full-length-tube guns *designed* for a bayonet, it will attach to the tube and be offset anyway.

If it's making a hand-sized group at 7-15 yards depending on choke, it's not going to spread much a few inches from the muzzle.

I've never seen that happen, anyway, but I ain't seen everything in the world.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:27 PM (bxiXv)

215 Thanks Rule #2. That's t he answer I was looking for.

I'm out.

Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 11:27 PM (bzOLE)

216
Morans:

The AR 15 is the most popular rifle in America. Under the analysis of the Supreme Court in Heller, it seems that they would have no right to mandate an out and out ban of such a weapon, given its popularity with the American people.

So when do the court battles begin to put fucking Cuomo in his mobbed up place??

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 15, 2013 11:27 PM (3k/eN)

217 thank you Shrimpy

here is a kitteh for you

http://tinyurl.com/c2x3luf

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:27 PM (BBWjt)

218 195 Mrs. North sees penises everywhere.


*****

That must be quite a trophy room.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 11:27 PM (1OZSU)

219 It's 14 F here right now.

Posted by: Y-not at January 15, 2013 11:28 PM (5H6zj)

220 And yeah, I know how lucky I am that hot Asian scientist ladies are tweeting me sexy pictures.

No, I will not go into details.
Posted by: Truman North at January 15, 2013 11:17 PM (hEGul)

All it took was your credit card number and desperationM

Posted by: CAC at January 15, 2013 11:28 PM (RgbWA)

221 Just as I thought- it's not good.

Give it to me straight, doc. I can handle it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:28 PM (o1kXv)

222 Wasn't Katherine Ann Kah the first ginger on Pluto?

Posted by: TexasJew at January 15, 2013 11:28 PM (lD8ju)

223 All I see is a penis in every circle.
___
Me too!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 15, 2013 11:29 PM (AUeaU)

224 But the medal below it (the Medal of Honor), on the gold chain, appears to the be Nobel Prize. Either that, or the Lenin Prize. Which may be indistinguishable.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 15, 2013 11:29 PM (1Qpmy)

225 207, you would get shut down in minutes. That business model would threaten every lobbyist and association in DC. Now if you partnered with them and filtered whatever sunshine is falling out of Cass' crack so they could look smart to their members, you might have a winner.

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:29 PM (5TFvk)

226 All it took was your credit card number and desperationM

Posted by: CAC at January 15, 2013 11:28 PM (RgbWA)



Lmao

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:29 PM (GEICT)

227 Thanks, Jake in ID. Looking at a pump action. Seems to me the shot wouldn't affect the bayonet if there was a 1-2 inch offset.
Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 11:21 PM (bzOLE)


The US had bayonetts on shotguns in WW1
I think those shotguns had a heat shield over the barrel also

the bayonette wont matter as long as it is 1/2 inch or so away




Posted by: Jake in ID at January 15, 2013 11:30 PM (jfSqj)

228 its colder than HELL down here in So Cal right now and earlier i thought i was gonna get blown away!

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 15, 2013 11:27 PM (r7Ddb)


Count your animals after the wind dies down!

I love the winds down there, honestly wish I had more wind here.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:30 PM (bxiXv)

229 210 60 Hi ont, peppermint patty with beer is a surprisingly good combo. Posted by: lou's a girl at January 15, 2013 10:50 PM (adaoe) Why don't you take a seat over there?
Posted by: Chris Hanson at January 15, 2013 11:26 PM (Zd/NW)

So funny, so original.

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 15, 2013 11:30 PM (adaoe)

230 198
Are choke tubes easier to get out of than choke closets?


Posted by: zombie david carradine at January 15, 2013 11:23 PM (ORGYc)

Bitches are the easiest to choke.

Posted by: Wayne Brady at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (Zd/NW)

231 67 I saw Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashians vajayjay's in the eye color test

Did you see Gagag's bangers & mash too? It's a hermaphalite!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (2B/Ki)

232 Also, he had to wear long underwear under his suit because they don't heat their buildings in the winter. He also said that places like Peking were so crowded that he felt closed in. He hated going there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 15, 2013 11:19 PM (c2kdv)

--Black people in general like it on the hot side. The Chinese like it on the cool side.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (StDOM)

233 217 thank you Shrimpy

here is a kitteh for you

http://tinyurl.com/c2x3luf
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:27 PM (BBWjt)

awwwww I love that kitteh!

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (DGIjM)

234
@190

What can I say, half-assed on the fly reporting at its very finest....

NBC has the story and looks like NatRev has a scary interview. Sanford's not saying God ordained for him to run for the seat, then goes on to say precisely that.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (kdS6q)

235 You guys rock

I heart of the Lord of the Dark Sith.

And all the 'rons and 'ettes. Thanks Ace!

Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (bzOLE)

236 I see a pianist in every circle.

Posted by: Zombie Liberace at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (1OZSU)

237 Mrs. North sees penises everywhere.

Well put your pants back on.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (o1kXv)

238

here, borrow my °

Posted by: soothsayer at January 15, 2013 11:32 PM (Ba6aP)

239 When they first tested the combat shotgun, it blew the M9 scabbards down range. Was a riot.

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:32 PM (5TFvk)

240
182
BTW, that's a really nice shirt you have on tonight, chemjeff. That blue really brings out your eyes.


Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 11:17 PM (ORGYc)

thank you andycanuck
by the way, you probably shouldn't be masturbating your pet chinchilla while in bed, it can make a big mess and you'll be conditioning your pets in ways you don't want to

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:32 PM (BBWjt)

241 "Wasn't Katherine Ann Kah the first ginger on Pluto?"

Isn't that illegal?

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 15, 2013 11:32 PM (obHYs)

242 So when do the court battles begin to put fucking Cuomo in his mobbed up place??

Posted by: Prescient11 at


It will have to work its way up. Someone in NY has to sue.

I'd bet NRA / SAF / GOA have someone lined up already. Waiting to see who picks it up to send a pittance.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:33 PM (bxiXv)

243 222
Wasn't Katherine Ann Kah the first ginger on Pluto?

Posted by: TexasJew at January 15, 2013 11:28 PM (lD8ju)

I was, and the curtains don't match the carpet.

Posted by: Minnie Mouse at January 15, 2013 11:34 PM (Zd/NW)

244 Black people in general like it on the hot side. The Chinese like it on the cool side.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (StDOM)



Then why in the hell is it so fucking hot in every chinese food restaurant that I've ever been in?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:34 PM (GEICT)

245 Lmao
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:29 PM (GEICT)
Mr. North was secretly asking for the ball-busting but many of you morons overlooked it.
Y'all are getting slow.

Posted by: CAC at January 15, 2013 11:34 PM (RgbWA)

246 Y'all are getting slow.

hey, it's after 10 on a work night, we're all half drunk as it is

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:35 PM (BBWjt)

247 've never seen that happen, anyway, but I ain't seen everything in the world.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:27 PM (bxiXv

I called Nordic Components and they told me I could have a shotgun mag tube extension up to 12 inches longer thant the barrel and it would not hurt the extension.

pellets would bounce off the extension ocassionally but it would be ok

Posted by: Jake in ID at January 15, 2013 11:35 PM (jfSqj)

248
Y'all are getting slow.

Bacon induced lethargy.

Posted by: garrett at January 15, 2013 11:36 PM (AGbXU)

249 so how are you doing Shrimpy, how is the lotto treating you, how is your son enjoying college life

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:36 PM (BBWjt)

250 Mr. North was secretly asking for the ball-busting but many of you morons overlooked it.
Y'all are getting slow.

Posted by: CAC at January 15, 2013 11:34 PM (RgbWA)



I kept typing replies out and deleting them. They all came across as....a little over the top.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:36 PM (GEICT)

251 Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 15, 2013 11:00 PM (r7Ddb)



GUSHKA!!! She lives!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2013 11:37 PM (kaalw)

252 New York Republican Party Commits Suicide

New York Gov. Andrew “Madness” Cuomo, has successfully pushed through his anti-civil liberties gun control legislation. The most odious aspect was the limiting of magazines to only seven bullets since most semi-auto pistols have magazines that carry at least ten, Even the venerable M1911 carried eight! While this is a travesty for the millions of law-abiding gun owners in the state of New York, it also sounds the death knell for the Republican Party in the state of New York. All of the GOP turncoats were from New York city or Long Island. All of the upstate Republicans voted NAY.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=1219

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2013 11:37 PM (Vk2pI)

253 by the way, you probably shouldn't be masturbating your pet chinchilla
while in bed, it can make a big mess and you'll be conditioning your
pets in ways you don't want to

Crap. Darn desktop webcam. I always forget to turn it off before hitting the ONT. And don't let it bother you, Chin-chin, the mean man is going now.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 11:37 PM (ORGYc)

254 I heart of the Lord of the Dark Sith.

Posted by: Infidel at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (bzOLE)


*Yes*, I have Infidel on my side!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/czjzgu2

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:38 PM (bxiXv)

255 So I walked into work yesterday to discover that the temperatures had caused a pipe to burst in our new building, and my office was flooded. The carpets are dry today, but the walls are soaked. Unfortunately they can't start drilling holes and pulling drywall until they get an asbestos study, even though the building is less than a year old. After that it will probably be a couple of weeks before they can get a work order through to replace the drywall. FML

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:38 PM (o1kXv)

256 170
Hi cthulhu, how are the tentacles tonite


Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:15 PM (BBWjt)



Been busily running around. How's the Lord of the Manor doing?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2013 11:38 PM (kaalw)

257 244
Black people in general like it on the hot side. The Chinese like it on the cool side.



Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:31 PM (StDOM)





Then why in the hell is it so fucking hot in every chinese food restaurant that I've ever been in?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:34 PM (GEICT)

It make the kitty sleepy. Make easy to catch.

Posted by: Wen Cho Lee at January 15, 2013 11:38 PM (Zd/NW)

258 38 Teh JEF's "I'm a gonna grab yo gun" press conference will be one for the ages. I really hate that fucker with the heat of a thousand suns. Don't know how I am gonna get through the next 4 years.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 15, 2013 10:44 PM (jucos)


Can't wait for tomorrow with the multi-culti children standing behind him! I sure hope they sing one of their adoring songs to the dear leader. Pfft.

Posted by: Kalneva at January 15, 2013 11:38 PM (S+/pH)

259 I'm not color blind.

I'm fucked, however, as are the rest of us.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 11:38 PM (UOM48)

260 Mark Sanford and Todd Akin should have been thrown into a safe and dropped into the Pacific.

Posted by: CAC at January 15, 2013 11:39 PM (RgbWA)

261 Great chemjeff and andycanuck- Now I'm hungry for a chinchilla chimichanga!

Posted by: Zombie Liberace at January 15, 2013 11:39 PM (1OZSU)

262 Isn't there already a Conservative party in NY

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:39 PM (UyYYt)

263 When they first tested the combat shotgun, it blew the M9 scabbards down range. Was a riot.
Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:32 PM (5TFvk)


why would they shoot with the scabbard on?

that makes no sense in the real world but perfect sense based on some Range Masters, I've come across



Posted by: Jake in ID at January 15, 2013 11:39 PM (jfSqj)

264 Off sequin encrusted sock!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 11:40 PM (1OZSU)

265 Hey TexasJew, what's up?

We have an apt in ND for now --but it's hard against Canada, far from your stomping grounds. How goes the biz? How is El Paso nowadays? With the babeh it'll be a while before we make it back down there.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:40 PM (StDOM)

266 Then why in the hell is it so fucking hot in every chinese food restaurant that I've ever been in?>>

Because they are run and owned by Vietnamese.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 15, 2013 11:40 PM (qo244)

267 That picture at Drudge.... if those aren't dead eyes, then I don't know what would qualify.

TFG is soulless.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 11:40 PM (piMMO)

268
*Yes*, I have Infidel on my side!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/czjzgu2

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:38 PM (bxiXv)



Speaking of infidels, my wife bought me this for Christmas.

http://www.eljefesoccer.com/American-Infidel-T-T-Shirt_p_3558.html


Love that woman.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:40 PM (GEICT)

269 249 so how are you doing Shrimpy, how is the lotto treating you, how is your son enjoying college life
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:36 PM (BBWjt)

I havent won.. yet.. but its coming.

My son is doing great at college.. really thriving. Amazing that he loves college and hated high school.
Cant complain about anything right now.

Makes me smile you found somebody who I hope is good enough for you.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at January 15, 2013 11:41 PM (DGIjM)

270 258, I hope Drudge leads with the Saddam kid pic

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:41 PM (UyYYt)

271 cthulhu, things are going okay so far, busy with classes, and Velma does bring a bit of drama to my life

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:42 PM (BBWjt)

272 262
Isn't there already a Conservative party in NY

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:39 PM (UyYYt)

It is a line on the ballot, and they usually have the GOP candidate as their candidate.

Posted by: MrCaniac at January 15, 2013 11:42 PM (Zd/NW)

273 260 Mark Sanford and Todd Akin should have been thrown into a safe and dropped into the Pacific.

Posted by: CAC at January 15, 2013 11:39 PM (RgbWA)



Now, now, they have the right to be fucking idiots. However, a good bitch slapping might well be in order.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:42 PM (GEICT)

274
I saw a bunch of binders. That makes me gender blind.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 15, 2013 11:42 PM (p/cQy)

275 okay, going to bed now, gotta get up early and hit the gym
good night all
sweet dreams

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:43 PM (BBWjt)

276
Then why in the hell is it so fucking hot in every chinese food restaurant that I've ever been in?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:34 PM (GEICT)

--Not sure. I personally am not a huge fan of Chinese food in North America. Too greasy and not spicy enough.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:43 PM (StDOM)

277 i leave the details to your very active imagination
Posted by: chemjeff

Did you get reciprocity chemjeff?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 15, 2013 11:43 PM (2B/Ki)

278 259 I'm fucked, however, as are the rest of us.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 11:38 PM (UOM4




I'm not, nor have I been in a couple weeks. Not real happy about that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:44 PM (GEICT)

279 Can't wait for tomorrow with the multi-culti children standing behind him! I sure hope they sing one of their adoring songs to the dear leader. Pfft.
Posted by: Kalneva at January 15, 2013 11:38 PM (S+/pH)


http://preview.tinyurl.com/axyt37y

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:44 PM (bxiXv)

280
Merovign,

I hope they pick a solid veteran living in New York. The "7 round" limitation is a fucking joke. They think that will pass constitutional muster?

You've got to be fucking joking. How many semiauto handguns have a seven round mag anyway?

THE FIGHT IS ON. As political hat points out, the NY legislature might be full on commie, but that does not matter. The Constitution trumps all!!!!

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 15, 2013 11:44 PM (3k/eN)

281 good night CJ

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at January 15, 2013 11:44 PM (DGIjM)

282 Jake, Aberdeen rules. Cannot question the ordnance gods

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:45 PM (UyYYt)

283 'Night, chemjeff!

Hope things go well with the new babe!

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:45 PM (StDOM)

284 Not sure. I personally am not a huge fan of Chinese food in North America. Too greasy and not spicy enough.
Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:43 PM (StDOM)




I like chinese food, but you're right, it's almost impossible to find some that's actually spicy and not just "tangy".

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:45 PM (GEICT)

285 pulling drywall until they get an asbestos study, even though the building is less than a year old.>>

The wonders of govt regulations and robotic adherence to them. Obamacare is going to be a blast.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 15, 2013 11:46 PM (qo244)

286 I like chinese food, but you're right, it's almost impossible to find some that's actually spicy and not just "tangy".>>

Go Thai for hot.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 15, 2013 11:47 PM (qo244)

287 @Jake in ID:

Right, I knew that. Thus my current conundrum: do I configure the SKS for extended cap mags, or do I stripper clip rounds into the box? Changing between the two options requires dropping the trigger mechanism out, briefly

As an aside, an extended capacity mag is visable from miles away. Stripper clips, not so much.

Where is GGE, so that we could have a proper "clips vs. magazines" debate?

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2013 11:47 PM (JMmQ9)

288 Goodnight, chemjeff.

What, Chin-chin? Because it's proper to be polite to people even when they've ticked you off.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 11:47 PM (ORGYc)

289 Do Chinese babies eat strained peas with chopsticks?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2013 11:47 PM (1OZSU)

290 All that's missing from that pic of TFG on Drudge is a fly crawling on his lip.

Dead eyes. Doll eyes. Soulless eyes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 11:47 PM (UOM48)

291
Get up early and hit the gym?
Sleep in and hit the little lady.

Posted by: garrett at January 15, 2013 11:48 PM (AGbXU)

292 Go Thai for hot.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 15, 2013 11:47 PM (qo244)



I know zilch about Thai food, so I wouldn't even know what to order.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:48 PM (GEICT)

293 THE FIGHT IS ON. As political hat points out, the NY legislature might be full on commie, but that does not matter. The Constitution trumps all!!!!

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 15, 2013 11:44 PM (3k/eN)


Well, we'll find out. I'm worried that Roberts will pull some mad, harebrained shit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:48 PM (bxiXv)

294 175 NDH,

I hate to hear it. Check w/different RXs if you're screwed anyway and save what you can. Many hardworking people are about to get fucked so freeshit army can have their hours reduced to get fucked out of subpar care to force probably single payer UHC.

They've been slowly bleeding tricare his entire term as a test run for prime remote.

You can't fix willfully stupid and the retards rewarded him.

I passed out on the nook, apologies for typos and here's hoping you heal well.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 11:48 PM (LRFds)

295 the preacher on Justified was the boy in Juraissac Park before he was Sledge

Posted by: open the pod bay doors, HAL at January 15, 2013 11:48 PM (Dll6b)

296 271
cthulhu, things are going okay so far, busy with classes, and Velma does bring a bit of drama to my life


Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2013 11:42 PM (BBWjt)


Here's hoping that it's more purpose, completion, and joy than just drama. Even when paired up with someone incredibly wrong, I'm better paired than alone.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2013 11:49 PM (kaalw)

297 Finally. Husband has stopped snoring...I think.

Off to bed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 11:49 PM (UOM48)

298 Well, we'll find out. I'm worried that Roberts will pull some mad, harebrained shit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:48 PM (bxiXv)



Now what in the world makes you say something lik.........oh.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:50 PM (GEICT)

299 Huh, the NFL Network talking heads are having the Chiefs pick Joeckel #1 in their mock draft. It's early as hell, and I agree that he's the best overall player before the Combine and Senior Bowl have even begun, but the Chiefs *have to* pick and cultivate a QB at that spot. With the exceptions (due to injuries) of Brees and P. Manning, all the top QBs now play for the team that drafted them, and except for Aaron Rodgers they all started from the get-go. (See how Russell Wilson beat out Flynn, the highly paid free agent.) Please Chiefs, pick Geno Smith!

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:50 PM (StDOM)

300 The wonders of govt regulations and robotic adherence to them. Obamacare is going to be a blast.

I actually don't blame them, since there are a lot of old buildings on post and a lot of construction over the past couple of years. Its just one more annoyance, however.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:51 PM (o1kXv)

301 293 Mero,

Let's call the missing 27 rounds a tax.

//John "party circuit" Roberts

thing is possibly Scalia et al will finally say "enough" and simply undo the 68 bill and warn on the 34 bill being next.

A boy can dream, it may be all we have left.


Nighto

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 11:51 PM (LRFds)

302 I hate to hear it. Check w/different RXs if you're screwed anyway and save what you can. Many hardworking people are about to get fucked so freeshit army can have their hours reduced to get fucked out of subpar care to force probably single payer UHC.

****

thanks. I guess I should thank God that I have good insurance, even with the $1700 deductible. The good news is that I still have to purchase a CPAP machine and I generally see a doctor at least once a week, so now I'll only pay 15% of the charges for the rest of the year.

As for the Abilify, I called Walmart. There's no generic and it's $1000 even for a 30 day supply.

Just CRAZY!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 11:52 PM (piMMO)

303 That picture at Drudge.... if those aren't dead eyes, then I don't know what would qualify. TFG is soulless.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 11:40 PM (piMMO)


Scary! I have never seen anything so scary in my life.

Posted by: kalneva at January 15, 2013 11:52 PM (S+/pH)

304 Without limited government, do you know what you have?

Unlimited government.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:52 PM (bxiXv)

305 Jake, Aberdeen rules. Cannot question the ordnance gods
Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:45 PM (UyYYt)


I think the M1917 bayonette was what they put on shotguns in WW1



Posted by: Jake in ID at January 15, 2013 11:53 PM (jfSqj)

306 I know zilch about Thai food, so I wouldn't even know what to order.>>

We had a Thai exchange student live with us for a year. Don't know the dish names but they have these skinny red peppers that I'm pretty sure come from hell.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 15, 2013 11:53 PM (qo244)

307 I know zilch about Thai food, so I wouldn't even know what to order.

****

Country-style pad thai.

YUMMMMMM!!!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 11:54 PM (piMMO)

308 As for the Abilify, I called Walmart. There's no generic and it's $1000 even for a 30 day supply.

Just CRAZY!
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 11:52 PM (piMMO)



Yup, my dad is own various anxiety/depression meds and the bill will make you weep. I'm pretty sure he either is or was on Abilify.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 15, 2013 11:55 PM (GEICT)

309 I don't really like Windows 8 but it's really no different than XP, Vista or 7, just go straight to the desktop and it's the same as it always was with the only difference being the Start button is now the goofy slide bar and that's explained to you as you install it. So yeah, i haven't found much use for the metro apps but the desktop is fine.

Posted by: booger at January 15, 2013 11:55 PM (HI6wa)

310 I got the red-green color blindness thing.

I've always been pretty good at spotting anomalies against variable green backgrounds like vegetation. I had no idea that was a plus that fell out of it.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 15, 2013 11:56 PM (1Cuor)

311 The "Grass Vision" evolutionary advantage theory is trying to force a "grand design" scheme on randomness.

I am completely red-green colorblind, and an avid hunter, and I can't see jack in brown fall grasses whilst my hunting buddies always can.

Posted by: GadsdenBC at January 15, 2013 11:56 PM (AT1Ju)

312 I got the red-green color blindness thing.

I've always been pretty good at spotting anomalies against variable green backgrounds like vegetation. I had no idea that was a plus that fell out of it.


****

Can you see purple?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 11:56 PM (piMMO)

313 132
Gregory is such a flaming douche rocket. Brinkley should go to trial over his possession charge.

He did. And he won. The judge agreed that he was transporting the pistol legally, and acquitted him.


Posted by: elliot at January 15, 2013 11:56 PM (blkVM)

314 First time I encountered those little red peppers in a soup, I assumed they were supposed to be eaten.

Posted by: Rule #2 at January 15, 2013 11:56 PM (CypDC)

315 Regarding shotgun pistol grips. What is the benefit? I by far prefer the straight stock on a shotgun, just feels way more natural.

Posted by: RWC at January 15, 2013 11:57 PM (sqp6o)

316 Okay, Bucky Brooks has the Chefs picking Geno. No way Reid passes (heh) on a chance to pick and groom his own QB.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 11:57 PM (StDOM)

317 Real Chinese food sucks for adults too. I swear that most of the delicacies they serve are jokes that we foreigners are too polite to call bullshit. I'm sick of fried chicken cartilage, and birds with the heads still on. Hell, they all prefer KFC to their own shit.

Posted by: Rule #2 at January 15, 2013 10:46 PM (CypDC)


Well...

Fair warning, links are [NSFW]:

Chinese Cooking Oil “Made from Sewage”
http://tinyurl.com/ybgcka5

Chinese Soup Made from Rubbish
http://tinyurl.com/ydkwzgj

China “Still Making Soy Sauce From Human Hair”
http://tinyurl.com/2w9gmf7

Chinese KFC Woman Dies Foaming At The Mouth
http://tinyurl.com/6q9eg2n

Used Condom Served in Chinese Cafeteria Meal
http://tinyurl.com/9p2m5ew

Chinese Sewage Celery
http://tinyurl.com/33s7xnx

Chinese Cows Graze on Rubbish Dump
http://tinyurl.com/cd6cpcg

Chinese Soup Made from Rubbish
http://tinyurl.com/ydkwzgj

Posted by: 政治帽子 at January 15, 2013 11:57 PM (Vk2pI)

318 One thing I got from old-timey colorblind tests was that there were some that registered as one number to people with standard vision, but registered as another different number to the colorblind.....and if you defocused your eyes *just* *right*, you could see the alternate number.



This wouldn't work in the top left one -- there's not enough variation. But I'm thinking that the bottom left might have a 35 in there if you look at the more teal-like greens v. the more olive ones.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 15, 2013 11:58 PM (kaalw)

319 My coworker is a lefty who supports gun control. I got him to admit by the end of our conversation that yes, the 2nd Amendment is based around the idea of an armed citizenry with military grade weapons and if you don't like that (He doesn't), then you need to amend the Constituation. If you start saying "It's ok to ignore the 2nd Amendment" then what's to stop someone from saying the same thing about the First, or the Fifth, or any other amendment?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:58 PM (o1kXv)

320
Roberts went kind of goofy on obamacare, but this is directly in the wheelhouse. I would watch Kennedy more closely, but there are simply no fucking arguments on the gun grabbers side.

None, nada, nothing.

Not really looking like it can pass the strict scrutiny test that is supposed to be applied by the courts.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 16, 2013 12:00 AM (3k/eN)

321 I raise your Disco Inferno with....

http://tinyurl.com/y65lzwc

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 16, 2013 12:01 AM (piMMO)

322 Can you see purple?

Yep

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 16, 2013 12:01 AM (1Cuor)

323 My yearly eye test is next month never had problem with color but I need binoculars for he small shit now. I was 20/20 till 40 I'm starting to think those numbers are some evil joke on me.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 16, 2013 12:02 AM (qo244)

324 If you start saying "It's ok to ignore the 2nd Amendment" then what's to stop someone from saying the same thing about the First, or the Fifth, or any other amendment?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:58 PM (o1kXv)


Nothing. And that's exactly what they want.

Your cow-orker doesn't get freedom, I have this problem with people all the time. They don't actually want to be free.

I tell them are places that can accommodate that, like Cuba or North Korea.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 12:04 AM (bxiXv)

325 Hi ONT! Anyone seen "Flight?" Worth 2hrs of my time and more or less $30?

Posted by: L, elle at January 16, 2013 12:05 AM (0PiQ4)

326 323
My yearly eye test is next month never had problem with color but I need
binoculars for he small shit now. I was 20/20 till 40 I'm starting to
think those numbers are some evil joke on me.


Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 16, 2013 12:02 AM (qo244)



I got a decade out of LASIK, but it's looking long-in-the-tooth at 50. At least I don't have nearly the 5 diopters of correction I had beforehand.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2013 12:05 AM (kaalw)

327 Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 15, 2013 11:58 PM (o1kXv)

You deserve a medal for taking that much time with an anti.


*Ot- who is Greg Ball? A NY rep of some sort. Clip on Fox where he said he wished he could vote twice against the NY bullshit. Now he's on HAnnity.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2013 12:05 AM (sqp6o)

328 262
Isn't there already a Conservative party in NY

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 11:39 PM (UyYYt)

It is a line on the ballot, and they usually have the GOP candidate as their candidate.

Posted by: MrCaniac at January 15, 2013 11:42 PM (Zd/NW)


Methinks that unless the NY GOP cleans house...

AHAHAHAHAHA!!!

...ahem...

Unless the NY GOP cleans house, the Conservative Party might end up splitting the NY GOP along regional lines. All of the YES votes from Republicans came from NYC and Long Island. All of the NO votes from Republicans came from upstate.

I could easily seeing the Conservative Party dominating New York outside of NYC/Long Island, with the GOP only surviving in the NYC/Long Island area. Perhaps this may even carry over to Congressional races.

A list of ALL Repuyblicans that voted for Andrew "Madness" Cuomo's bill are listed here:
http://politicalhat.com/?p=1219

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 16, 2013 12:05 AM (Vk2pI)

329 Scary! I have never seen anything so scary in my life.
Posted by: kalneva at January 15, 2013 11:52 PM (S+/pH)


What?

they are just normal shark eyes

Posted by: Jake in ID at January 16, 2013 12:05 AM (jfSqj)

330 those color dot tests are bullshit.

i can't see the numbers in five of the sets but I gaurantee i have no problem recognizing colors.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 16, 2013 12:06 AM (UOjzE)

331 Posted by: L, elle at January 16, 2013 12:05 AM (0PiQ4)

Why is it 30 bucks.



Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2013 12:06 AM (sqp6o)

332 Without limited government, do you know what you have? Unlimited government.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 15, 2013 11:52 PM (bxiXv)


Yeah, I never got why libtards are against big business, but have no prob with big government. One you can not buy from, and the other can arrest you at gunpoint. Or being against evil insurance companies, because they deny coverage. Ummm, what do you think will happen when gubmint is your "insurer"? You gonna take 'em to court and make them pay? Fuckin' idjits.

Posted by: kalneva at January 16, 2013 12:06 AM (S+/pH)

333 307 I know zilch about Thai food, so I wouldn't even know what to order.

****

Country-style pad thai.

YUMMMMMM!!!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 11:54 PM (piMMO)

--Just about all Thai food is good. It's hard to go wrong.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 12:06 AM (StDOM)

334 Someone should do a mash up of Howard Dean/Cuomo/Paul Wellstone funeral.

Fuckers are rabid.

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2013 12:08 AM (sqp6o)

335 Its $0.00 on TPB. Arrrgh...

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 16, 2013 12:10 AM (1Cuor)

336 RWC

Cost of tickets @ $9 a ticket + the cost of popcorn and beverages.

Posted by: L, elle at January 16, 2013 12:10 AM (0PiQ4)

337 The thing about Metro is, is that it isn't meant for power users or people who are used to the old GUI.

It is designed for tablets, phones, &c. that are mainly used by kids and teens. My sister is a teacher and apparently Metro is intuitive to use for them.

Frankly, I think that Microsoft was smart to include both, and allow you to toggle between the two.

The only real downside is the lack of Þe Olde Start Menu, but you can get that back by simply disabling the Metro GUI, or emulating most of it by adding the correct folder to the taskbar. Alternatively, there are third party extensions that don't involve messing with the system, since the functionality of the Start Menu is still there in Windows 8,a nd you just have to access it.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 16, 2013 12:10 AM (Vk2pI)

338 I got a decade out of LASIK, but it's looking long-in-the-tooth at 50.
At least I don't have nearly the 5 diopters of correction I had
beforehand.>>

I asked about lasik but the Doc said it wouldn't work for me.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 16, 2013 12:10 AM (qo244)

339 Checked out the new Dual Survival season. Dave's gone this season; Cody's got a new sidekick named Joe. Joe stubbornly drank his own piss tonight, after Cody told him up and down why that's a terrible idea. Gonna be an interesting season!

Posted by: Cowboy at January 16, 2013 12:10 AM (vNrFq)

340 Changing between the two options requires dropping the trigger mechanism out, briefly

As an aside, an extended capacity mag is visable from miles away. Stripper clips, not so much.

Where is GGE, so that we could have a proper "clips vs. magazines" debate?
Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2013 11:47 PM (JMmQ9)

Well I would not want to be switching between the 10 round box mag and the 30 when being shot at.



I prefer to know when I'm locked back and neeed to reload FWIW




Posted by: Jake in ID at January 16, 2013 12:13 AM (jfSqj)

341 With the shield protecting TFGs kids from reporters and any photos, how did the video of TFG comforting one of them while she was crying make it out to the publix?

Tis a mystery....

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2013 12:13 AM (sqp6o)

342 I kinda miss DOS. At least when you installed a program it was sent to one place on the hard drive not scattered randomly all over it.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 16, 2013 12:14 AM (qo244)

343 The thing about Metro is, is that it isn't meant for power users or people who are used to the old GUI.

You mean everyone that has been born before 2008?

Posted by: buzzion at January 16, 2013 12:14 AM (GULKT)

344 Someone should do a mash up of Howard Dean/Cuomo/Paul Wellstone funeral. Fuckers are rabid.
Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2013 12:08 AM (sqp6o)


The low info people never see this stuff. Did anyone hear that woman on Rush, today, who used to be low-info? She said that all her contacts think Benghazi is a guy in Libya. Ben Ghazi. Some sort of trouble with this guy, Ben, and the ambassador. I don't doubt it for a second, either. I know there are people in my periphery who would think that, too.

Posted by: kalneva at January 16, 2013 12:14 AM (S+/pH)

345 but you can get that back by simply disabling the Metro GUI

How do you disable it?

Posted by: booger at January 16, 2013 12:15 AM (HI6wa)

346 egarding shotgun pistol grips. What is the benefit? I by far prefer the straight stock on a shotgun, just feels way more natural.
Posted by: RWC at January 15, 2013 11:57 PM (sqp6o)


they point more like a rifle, from what I understand some of the turkey hunters like them supposedly


or it is just marketing


Posted by: Jake in ID at January 16, 2013 12:15 AM (jfSqj)

347 Dental appointment today, so stopped by Rasputin's used CDs afterward.....and I'm ripping yet more Ozric Tentacles.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2013 12:16 AM (kaalw)

348 @293

He'll just call it a tax for purposes of the anti-injunction act.

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 16, 2013 12:16 AM (zOP5o)

349 Cost of tickets @ $9 a ticket + the cost of popcorn and beverages.
Posted by: L, elle at January 16, 2013 12:10 AM (0PiQ4)


Oh. I thought it was already 'On Demand' or at 'RedBox.'

(that isn't a snub to the movie, but it seems movies are getting quicker in getting to home sales/rentals)


Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2013 12:17 AM (sqp6o)

350 24
why did we think the fonz was cool?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (GVxQo)

Because HE thought he was cool, and he conned everyone around him into believing it - think Clinton. O tries to pull off being cool, but even he doesn't believe it. O does believe he's the smartest guy in the room, and he also conned everyone around him into believing it, but most of us know he's neither.Too bad the duped vote, huh?

Posted by: Amy Shulkusky at January 16, 2013 12:19 AM (bdged)

351 325
Hi ONT! Anyone seen "Flight?" Worth 2hrs of my time and more or less $30?


I thought it was really good. I don't always like Denzel, but this was an epic performance. The early flying scene was probably worth the price of admission right there.

Posted by: Splunge at January 16, 2013 12:19 AM (2IW5Q)

352 Regarding shotgun pistol grips. What is the benefit?>>

Better control when you saw them off for concealment.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 16, 2013 12:20 AM (qo244)

353 Local news just sucks, just sucks, its all psa's. Damn, I remember when we could actually watch the news and get news, damn if we dont sink lower daily..

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 12:21 AM (adaoe)

354 I can go to IMDB but I just watched the video of Mork and Fonz, I forgot all about it. I can't remember what year Happy Days started and ended. That video was funny.

Posted by: CarolT at January 16, 2013 12:22 AM (z4WKX)

355 Games over. Cougar's asleep. Now:

RAGE PUNCH KICK STOMP SMASH KILL

Much better now. Stupid Vandy. Blow a 13 point lead, come back, hit a 3 with 3.2 left. Don't get the timeout, Ole Miss ties it on a long ass 3. Get slaughtered in OT. Yay.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:23 AM (jIaZt)

356 Posted by: kalneva at January 16, 2013 12:14 AM (S+/pH)

If you search youtube for something like 'Michael Savage worst liberal' or something like that you will find a new level of WTF/Huh? She thinks TFG is paying for all the EBT/SNAP/welfare out of his own 'stash'

Posted by: RWC at January 16, 2013 12:24 AM (sqp6o)

357 RWC

I know. I would rather just wait for the redbox or blockbuster release, but the mens in my life want to see it in the theatre. Bc it's louder and better or something.

Posted by: L, elle at January 16, 2013 12:25 AM (0PiQ4)

358 Thanks Spulnge for the go ahead. Good night to ya too.

Posted by: L, elle at January 16, 2013 12:30 AM (0PiQ4)

359
So,

I had a good friend that I worked with back in the 80's on the medic rigs, he wanted to be a cop SO BAD that he asked me to lend him the "color-blind" chart from the E.R I was working in.....I gave it to him.....he turned out to be an awesome cop....Color-blind and all....


jus saying.....

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 12:30 AM (bplbs)

360 Much better now. Stupid Vandy. Blow a 13 point lead, come back, hit a 3 with 3.2 left. Don't get the timeout, Ole Miss ties it on a long ass 3. Get slaughtered in OT. Yay.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:23 AM (jIaZt)


DC, you a Vandy grad ?

Posted by: Steck at January 16, 2013 12:32 AM (RL7U1)

361 Posted by: Steck at January 16, 2013 12:32 AM

Sure am.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:35 AM (jIaZt)

362 Sure am.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:35 AM (jIaZt)



What year? I'm '83

Posted by: Steck at January 16, 2013 12:37 AM (RL7U1)

363
You all know that there is only pain for the next 4 years unless the SCFOAMF trys a bridge too far.....then we can impeach his fucking cocky ass.
I wish him to think THAT he indeed is sofull of his SCFOAMF self....that he grins and goes for it...please bitch......grin.....please!

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 12:37 AM (bplbs)

364 You mean everyone that has been born before 2008?

Posted by: buzzion at January 16, 2013 12:14 AM (GULKT)


Practically....

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 16, 2013 12:40 AM (Vk2pI)

365 360 Much better now. Stupid Vandy. Blow a 13 point lead, come back, hit a 3 with 3.2 left. Don't get the timeout, Ole Miss ties it on a long ass 3. Get slaughtered in OT. Yay.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:23 AM (jIaZt)

DC, you a Vandy grad ?

Posted by: Steck at January 16, 2013 12:32 AM (RL7U1)

--I feel your pain. I went to Maryland, and after getting that sweet taste ten years ago it's been a a prolonged disappointment since.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 12:41 AM (StDOM)

366 Since my Texans are out of the PLAYOFFS!?. I, hereby, throw my support behind the Baltimore Ravens.

Posted by: CraigPoe at January 16, 2013 12:41 AM (BVkEs)

367 What year? I'm '83
Posted by: Steck at January 16, 2013 12:37 AM (RL7U1)

Heh. That's the year I was born. Graduated Aught 5.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:41 AM (jIaZt)

368 Midnight comedy,

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=166073

Piers Morgan Pierced Organ

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at January 16, 2013 12:41 AM (061ah)

369 Yeah, I never got why libtards are against big business, but have no prob with big government.

Posted by: kalneva at January 16, 2013 12:06 AM (S+/pH)


It's a "cultural artifact," Obama has no problem with big business if they cooperate. In fact, it's easier to outsource and delegate power and control, and it's easier to control a few big businesses than a million small ones.

The "cultural artifact" is based on on the same identity politics / grievance group tribalism and class warfare they need to gain power.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 12:41 AM (bxiXv)

370 367 What year? I'm '83
Posted by: Steck at January 16, 2013 12:37 AM (RL7U1)

Heh. That's the year I was born. Graduated Aught 5.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:41 AM (jIaZt)


Get off my lawn, DC!

Posted by: Steck at January 16, 2013 12:43 AM (RL7U1)

371 Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 12:21 AM (adaoe)

I wrote in an earlier thread today that Rush had a call from a low info voter who was PO'd at him. She said she has kids, feeds them, drives them etc and then watches the ten o'clock local news and had heard about what happened in Benghazi at some point that day and made herself watch all of the ten o'clock news. The local news gave the entire incident 1 minute and 12 seconds. She said they only said an American Ambassador and three others were killed there and then said something to the next host that they're always killing each other over there and gave five plus minutes to puppies found by the road!
I never watch the local news, I switch between it and Fox & Friends during the week to avoid commercials.

Posted by: CarolT at January 16, 2013 12:44 AM (z4WKX)

372 Heh. That's the year I was born. Graduated Aught 5.
Posted by: DC in Towson

Holy crap, you're just a baby dc!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 12:44 AM (Y8RKV)

373 366 Since my Texans are out of the PLAYOFFS!?. I, hereby, throw my support behind the Baltimore Ravens.

Posted by: CraigPoe at January 16, 2013 12:41 AM (BVkEs)

--I'm torn. I sure as hell won't cheer for the Cheatriots. Kaepernick is exciting to watch, but c'mon, do the 49ers need another Super Bowl? I am lukewarm about Atlanta but would not mind Gonzo finishing his career with a ring. I guess my preference is a Ravens-Falcons Super Bowl, with me being largely indifferent on the outcome.

(As a Chiefs fan, I am more excited about the Draft anyway. )

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 12:45 AM (StDOM)

374 You know, if my brain wasn't slightly jammered by my heart medicine, I could write you a hell of an essay on why you're always so boned by the left.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 12:46 AM (bxiXv)

375
Get off my lawn, DC!
Posted by: Steck at January 16, 2013 12:43 AM (RL7U1)

Grampa? They got you one of them computer boxes in the old folks home?

Ya know, I hear you can see Matlock on them now. Give Grams a kiss from us, would ya.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:47 AM (jIaZt)

376
Heh. That's the year I was born. Graduated Aught 5.
Posted by: DC in Towson

Damn. I feel old now. Plus color blind and one sheet in the wind.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 16, 2013 12:48 AM (+9AX9)

377 Holy crap, you're just a baby dc!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 12:44 AM (Y8RKV)

I'm not a baby, just hung like one

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 12:48 AM (vJdyz)

378 dc how old is cougar?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 12:48 AM (Y8RKV)

379 Holy Crap! DC is younger than me!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 16, 2013 12:49 AM (o1kXv)

380
373
Hey Professor....(nods his head), nice to read ya.....49'ers will rule the day, because they have the best team.

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 12:50 AM (bplbs)

381 I guess my preference is a Ravens-Falcons Super Bowl, with me being largely indifferent on the outcome.

---

Although I'm partial to the AFC, I wouldn't mind seeing a guy named Mike Smith win a Super Bowl.

Posted by: CraigPoe at January 16, 2013 12:50 AM (BVkEs)

382 350
Dupe The Vote sounds like an excellent parody of Rock The Vote. It could even be hosted by Ben Ghazi.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at January 16, 2013 12:50 AM (gkfSV)

383 Holy crap, you're just a baby dc!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 12:44 AM (Y8RKV)

That's not what Cougar says. *wink*

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:51 AM (jIaZt)

384 That's not what Cougar says. *wink*
Posted by: DC in Towson

Tease. lol

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 12:52 AM (Y8RKV)

385 I really want them to start taking preorders for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift already, my money is ready

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 12:53 AM (vJdyz)

386 Hey Professor....(nods his head), nice to read ya.....49'ers will rule the day, because they have the best team.

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 12:50 AM (bplbs

--I agree. Brady is the best QB left, but the 49ers have the best, most complete, team.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 12:53 AM (StDOM)

387 This writer finally says it

My View: Crossing the line between school safety and stupidity

In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, we are suffering from a very American malady: Post-Traumatic Stupidity Syndrome.


http://tinyurl.com/bepcm6p


Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 12:54 AM (wwsoB)

388 Posted by: CarolT at January 16, 2013 12:44 AM (z4WKX)
I know it does not mean a whole hell of a lot. I watch some stupid shit, project runway and top chef, but damn, at least pay attention to what is going on in this country.
And sounds like this so called parent could notgive a shit, just my opinion.

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 12:55 AM (adaoe)

389 Sorry gang......Niner's!!! Go to Vegas with that and a 10 point spread, you will bank some coin.....jus saying.....

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 12:55 AM (bplbs)

390 Hey Kids,


trying to decide whether to hang out on the ONT or to run out to get a device running windows 8. Hmm. Decisions, decisions.

Posted by: jc at January 16, 2013 12:55 AM (PlzOe)

391
Dupe The Vote sounds like an excellent parody of Rock The Vote. It could even be hosted by Ben Ghazi.
That's got SNL written all over it. Too bad they'll never do it. Maybe some enterprising moron will.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 16, 2013 12:56 AM (+9AX9)

392 trying to decide whether to hang out on the ONT or to run out to get a device running windows 8. Hmm. Decisions, decisions.

do you have booze in the house?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 12:56 AM (Y8RKV)

393 Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 12:54 AM (wwsoB)

--How did that much common sense get on CNN's website?

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 12:57 AM (StDOM)

394 "the blonde gal playing Rizzo's daughter on Vegas"


The actress's name is Sarah Jones. She is a sultry little minx.

Posted by: puddleglum at January 16, 2013 12:58 AM (8SsiG)

395 378 dc how old is cougar?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 12:48 AM (Y8RKV)

Old enough to be a cougar. Young enough to be a fox.

*struts*

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 12:58 AM (jIaZt)

396 Windows----8?...you must be wanting to be on their captive RD sucker crew......again.....

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 12:59 AM (bplbs)

397 Wow, that Windows 8 critique was an utter pile of steaming bullshit. The guy claims to be technically competent but he spent ten minutes blaming Microsoft because his Acer laptop had a defective touchpad. That is the only explanation I can think of to explain his claim of things happening spontaneously without intent on his part. I've used Win8 on about 30 different machines (and multiple units of the same model) and even the worst of them didn't give me the kind of problems he claimed. He also spent quite a lot of time being baffled by an interface I've watched five year olds have no difficulty using.

Nor is he apparently much on the learning new things front. I think it took me five minutes to figure out the essential controls for the new interface additions the first time I installed the Consumer Preview. And that was before they had a tutorial on using the hot corners on first boot and when creating a new user. Something Mr. Boyko seems to have neglected to pay attention to. Nor was there a plethora of tutorial articles on the web as there would be a few weeks later.

Nor does dragging in Jakob Nielsen, who I've always thought full of crap, into it make it any more convincing. The desktop still employs as many Windows as you like. You can pretty much ignore the Start Screen for everything but launching apps and never use Modern UI apps if you choose.

The system didn't come with an OS disc? So what? This has been common since Vista and is not a new development. New consumer system typically pester you almost immediately to burn a disc using your own media. (Which gives you an idea of how ridiculously tight the margins are in the PC business.) This is something I've been dealing with since 2007 but this guy claims to be up on things.

I can get it if people who are set in their way don't like the changes in Win8 but it's hard for me to get excited when I can remember users who literally were screaming over having their ancient XP box replaced with a Win7 machine. You could just throw a new theme on their old XP system and they'd be completely lost. And those same people freaked when XP replaced their Win98 system. Win8 is a bigger change but it just isn't especially hard to learn. 90% of what a existing Windows user needs to know can be described in a single page of text. From there it's just a matter of the more sophisticated users learning the better shortcuts.

I can think of a lot of ways to improve Win8 but they're mostly stuff that won't matter to the first time user as they'd add potential complexity. Paul Thurrot has a series of articles on his site that covers a lot of the same ground. The biggest thing I want is better organizational options for the Start Screen. Not only are folders badly needed, they should be smarter than existing desktop folders. For example, if I create a Games folder, I want the metadata supplied by the Store to be used to automatically place a newly downloaded game in that folder.

There is much that can be done to improve but the idea that the product is in need for a recall reflects more on Mr. Boyko's lack of cognitive ability than anything else. I cannot imagine hiring him for any kind of technical position.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 12:59 AM (kcfmt)

398
trying to decide whether to hang out on the ONT or to run out to get a device running windows 8. Hmm. Decisions, decisions.

do you have booze in the house?

Obvious answer is yes and being drunk in large quantities.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 16, 2013 01:00 AM (+9AX9)

399
do you have booze in the house?

Obvious answer is yes and being drunk in large quantities.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 16, 2013 01:00 AM (+9AX9)

--The recommended brandy treatment for my cough is making me happy.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 01:01 AM (StDOM)

400 Obvious answer is yes and being drunk in large quantities.

then whyever would you want to leave the house. if you gotta have it, order it on amazon and score ace some nickels

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:02 AM (Y8RKV)

401 I find three fingers of Old Granddad works also.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 16, 2013 01:03 AM (+9AX9)

402 Old enough to be a cougar. Young enough to be a fox.

*struts*

lol. just curious. my cut off is 8 years. otherwise i have to explain things like roseanne roseannadanna

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:04 AM (Y8RKV)

403 Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 12:59 AM (kcfmt)

The problem is that most people just want things to work and know how they work, especially when it is at the workplace. If yo have to spend any amount of time having to teach people to relearn how to do things, then that is a problem.

Personally, I just don't care for Metro. It might be fine on a phone or a small tablet, but for power usage it is horrid. With the classic interface, you can have multiple windows and programs on at the same time and all readily accessible with a flick of the wrist. You just can't get the usability with Metro, Android, iPad, &c.

The best I've seen for tablet like interfaces that has functionality like more classic GUIs is Gnome 3, though as a stand alone desktop computer I prefer Gnome 1 or 2... or KDE, or pretty much most other ones for Linux.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 16, 2013 01:07 AM (Vk2pI)

404 lol. just curious. my cut off is 8 years. otherwise i have to explain things like roseanne roseannadanna
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:04 AM (Y8RKV)

Eh, it's dead enough around here. Cougar has me by 12.5.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 01:08 AM (jIaZt)

405 Dad was red-green color blind. There was a small town where the stoplight was hung over the intersection sideways; Dad could never remember which way it was hung. If one of us kids was with him, we could tell him. We all apparently got Mom's retinas. If he was by himself, he'd stop at the light. If drivers behind him blew their horns, he knew it was green.

Dad died in '68 when I was 15. That still sux. He would've been 96 in a few days.

That's my 2c worth. (And it cost 4c to make!)

Posted by: Mindfulguy at January 16, 2013 01:08 AM (1zmtP)

406 #402

Or explaining that Paul MacCartney was in a band before Wings? Wings? Never heard of them.

And there was the gag of a date expressing shock that someone had shot Teddy when asked where she was when Kennedy was shot.

A whole new set of dating much younger people jokes are needed.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 01:09 AM (kcfmt)

407 Quit drinking/smoking cigs/working for a living/believing in a free America/etc, it is bad for you.

Damn people, dont you listen, drugs, abortions/obama/liberalism/marxism/lena dunham/Julianne Mooreand gun control good.

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 01:09 AM (adaoe)

408 Cougar has me by 12.5.

I might have to go that much younger since i'm not dealing with anyone that has kids.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:10 AM (Y8RKV)

409 The standard ONT pre-posting liquid of doom should be......something 80% proof or better....unless your into red wine such as myself...then 13.5% X 2 bottles should do.....OH!!!...a cigar...yeas, that too!

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:10 AM (bplbs)

410 .OH!!!...a cigar...yeas, that too!

Oh yeah, always have to have a cigar!

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 16, 2013 01:12 AM (Y8RKV)

411 We think of politics as secondary to our lives. They think of it as primary.

We bring our culture to politics, politics *is* their culture.

We do it part time, they do it full time - because they depend on it.

We depend on limited government, they depend on unlimited government.

We can be distracted because we're interested in other things. They're really not.

Ever talk to a dyed-in-the-wool leftist activist about something other than their politics? How long did it last before the politics crept in?

That's why they can't make a movie or a show or do sports broadcasts or anything without slipping in a dig or two or twelve.

It's *everything* to them.

And they tell us this, if you listen. Which we really don't, culturally.

I don't know that we *can* become what they are in that sense, and I don't know that it wouldn't be as bad or worse.

I do know what history says happens next if they don't get their leash yanked but good.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 01:12 AM (bxiXv)

412 NOW YOU KNOW.............

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:13 AM (bplbs)

413
Richard at January 16, 2013 01:10 AM

Try some Bookers. That'll take the enamel off your teeth.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 16, 2013 01:14 AM (+9AX9)

414 I do know what history says happens next if they don't get their leash yanked but good.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 01:12 AM (bxiXv)

Fingers crossed!!

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 01:14 AM (adaoe)

415 I missed the doom thread today, too. Sad.

Probably a bad-ass Sosh Security argument in there, too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 01:15 AM (bxiXv)

416 387
Post Traumatic Stupidity Syndrome! How did that woman get a show on TLC? Makes too much sense.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at January 16, 2013 01:17 AM (gkfSV)

417 Fingers crossed!!

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 01:14 AM (adaoe)


The good news, yanking the leash would help.

The bad news, Soros is holding the leash.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 01:17 AM (bxiXv)

418 Yeah, I never got why libtards are against big business, but have no prob with big government.



Posted by: kalneva at January 16, 2013 12:06 AM (S+/pH)


===


I am always frustrated when I see this stuff. The left LOVES big biz. It is small biz that they hate. GE/Comcast own NBC. Time Warner owns CNN. Westinghouse bought and folded itself into CBS. Carlos Slim bought a huge chunk of NYT. Berkshire Hathaway (Buffett) bought at least 5% of the WashPo. And if I knew all the places Soros has his fingers I would attempt to note that, too.


Sure -- the left loves to SAY they are anti-big-biz, but I can't see any reason to believe them. Hell, a central feature of Obummercare is to force people to buy private insurance from -- you guessed it -- big businesses. The rest of the provisions were written to smack around private medical practices, which are (for the most part) small biz's. A huge number of doctors will be forced to give up their own practices and go to work for the large vendors.


Then, follow the regulation stuff. Most regulations make it easier for big biz to thrive because the regs tend to severely punish their chief problem -- which is their small biz competitors.


Finally, look at the campaign contributions. NFIB -- goes right. Wall Street -- goes left every time.

Posted by: jc at January 16, 2013 01:19 AM (PlzOe)

419 The good news, yanking the leash would help. The bad news, Soros is holding the leash.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 01:17 AM (bxiXv)

The good news, soros has to be at least 99 yrs old!

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 01:19 AM (adaoe)

420 The good news, soros has to be at least 99 yrs old!
Posted by: lou's a girl

the bad news, his son and heir is just as big a cockholster

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:21 AM (Y8RKV)

421 The good news, soros has to be at least 99 yrs old!

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 01:19 AM (adaoe)


The bad news is, he has successors and a network of loyal followers.

Now, if we're *supremely* lucky, we'll find out they're less ideological and more loyal, meaning when he passes they stop being so psycho.

But when have we been that lucky?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 01:21 AM (bxiXv)

422
There is a Mumford and Sons song that defines my life to a "T".

Sad, I have not the ability to link....you may guess it none the less.

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:22 AM (bplbs)

423 When a lefty posts on FB or Twitter fantasizing about killing someone they don't like or don't share political views with, tell them that's why we oppose gun control, because they intend to kill any dissidents

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 01:22 AM (wwsoB)

424 #403

But on a desktop system you don't have any requirement to use Metro apps. People keep making it sound like they're being forced to work in Metro when it just isn't true.

A power user isn't going to buy an ARM tablet specifically because they want the x86 app library in addition to new stuff. But they'd be well advised to use Modern UI apps for as much as possible for the purpose of battery life. The Tools section on the Windows store is starting to get some decent little utilities. We needed to buy several Lenovo laptops for use on site at CES where we were supporting 4 different Lenovo locations in addition to other jobs. Lenovo doesn't want non-Lenovo machines used in their event space understandably, so we made the investment and part of prepping them was using Ninite to get a bunch of desktop stuff installed. But once I'd selected an array of free items from the Windows store on one laptop and was using the same account on all three, it took just one command to install the same set of apps on the other units. If you make use of cloud storage you can migrate to a new machine pretty quickly just by logging in and doing a few fast commands.

For a power user there is much desirable about Win8 that would mean much to non-technical users. Like the new Task Manager that lets you find out a lot more about what is happening under the hood without a third party tool.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 01:23 AM (kcfmt)

425 409 The standard ONT pre-posting liquid of doom should be......something 80% proof or better....unless your into red wine such as myself...then 13.5% X 2 bottles should do.....OH!!!...a cigar...yeas, that too!

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:10 AM (bplbs)

--Brandy. never had it straight before today. I did have a Brandy Alexander once, though. (Don't ask me to give you my Man Card; I surrendered it long ago. Besides, work paid for it.)

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 01:24 AM (StDOM)

426 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:10 AM

Plenty of good younger guys out there. One of our Ettes married one.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 01:24 AM (jIaZt)

427 Oh dear God bebe Merovign. I have to try to sleep tonite, tee hee.

In my opinion the heirs are usually fucktards, sorry, was that politically incorrect?

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 01:24 AM (adaoe)

428 My opinion on Windows 8?

Worst ... OS ... EVER

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 01:24 AM (wwsoB)

429 Piers says it's to save children's lives.

Piers Morgan: Yes, I’m standing on graves of dead children — deal with it

http://tinyurl.com/av4qz9h

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 01:26 AM (wwsoB)

430 Plenty of good younger guys out there

Got any hot buddies out here in LA?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:27 AM (Y8RKV)

431 Night all, God Bless!!

Posted by: lou's a girl at January 16, 2013 01:27 AM (adaoe)

432
425
I wiil try to live up to the standard that I have just set for myself....(DANG!)

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:28 AM (bplbs)

433 nite lou!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:28 AM (Y8RKV)

434
Got any hot buddies out here in LA?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:27 AM (Y8RKV)

Sure, if you don't mind a 3,000 mile commute to get laid.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 01:29 AM (jIaZt)

435
433
Night to you.....sleep tight!

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:30 AM (bplbs)

436 The Ewok is ready to kick ass and chew gum, and he's all out of gum

Yes, please: Ace of Spades challenges Piers Morgan to gun control debate

http://tinyurl.com/altso4v

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 01:31 AM (wwsoB)

437 Plenty of good younger guys out there. One of our Ettes married one.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 16, 2013 01:24 AM (jIaZt)

Yeah, Grim and i took her out to dinner Sunday night. Evening all.
and i totally agree these people need their leash yanked and HARD.

Posted by: Gushka's got a sick kitteh learning to be a housecat at January 16, 2013 01:31 AM (r7Ddb)

438 Got any hot buddies out here in LA?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:27 AM (Y8RKV)


(does awkward middle-aged partially-disabled geek dance to attract the lady's attention)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 01:33 AM (bxiXv)

439 24 why did we think the fonz was cool?
Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 15, 2013 10:40 PM (GVxQo)


Never did. It was a term or derision and ridicule.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 16, 2013 01:33 AM (jdt4D)

440 Sure, if you don't mind a 3,000 mile commute to get laid.
Posted by: DC in Towson

Heh? that would make them NOT in los angeles then. Not doing long distance EVER again after getting burned the last time.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:34 AM (Y8RKV)

441
436
OOOOHHHHH Baby!!!! If ACE brings us all along for the debate....Mr. Morgan will be packing his bags back to the "JOLLY OL'" before the sound checks are finished!

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:35 AM (bplbs)

442
Heh? that would make them NOT in los angeles then. Not doing long distance EVER again after getting burned the last time.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:34 AM (Y8RKV)

--It all depends. My wife/mother of my son was a long distance relationship.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 01:36 AM (StDOM)

443 (does awkward middle-aged partially-disabled geek dance to attract the lady's attention)
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

Ahhh poor Mero. YOu live on the wrong end of the state. so to speak

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:36 AM (Y8RKV)

444 #424

D'oh

That should be "wouldn't mean much."


Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 01:37 AM (kcfmt)

445 436
OOOOHHHHH Baby!!!! If ACE brings us all along for the debate....Mr. Morgan will be packing his bags back to the "JOLLY OL'" before the sound checks are finished!

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:35 AM (bplbs)


I think Morgan's debating skills are first-rate.

Posted by: Jack Frost at January 16, 2013 01:37 AM (StDOM)

446
Now, if we're *supremely* lucky, we'll find out they're less ideological and more loyal, meaning when he passes they stop being so psycho.

If they went to the reeducation camps (college) they should be inept enough to crash the business in no time at all.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 16, 2013 01:37 AM (+9AX9)

447 -It all depends. My wife/mother of my son was a long distance relationship.
Posted by: logprof

Nope, not me. 3rd burn was the charm. longest distance anybody has a chance anymore is san diego

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:38 AM (Y8RKV)

448 Ahhh poor Mero. YOu live on the wrong end of the state. so to speak

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:36 AM (Y8RKV)


Wow, you're more polite than most.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 01:38 AM (bxiXv)

449
Wait!!
Are there posters talking bout "HOOK-UPS???"
On THIS SITE?????? I am shocked....SHOCKED!!!!
Grumpyness..stomp..stompyness and GRUMPY!!
We are ALL going to HELL!!!

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:40 AM (bplbs)

450
logprof at January 16, 2013 01:24 AM
I'll over look that one since the company paid for it.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 16, 2013 01:40 AM (+9AX9)

451 Nope, not me. 3rd burn was the charm. longest distance anybody has a chance anymore is san diego

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:38 AM (Y8RKV)

--Ahh, well I can understand after three tries. I agree that the chances for success are much lower with the distance. Speaking of such, I hope Rum is doing all right.

Posted by: Jack Frost at January 16, 2013 01:40 AM (StDOM)

452 /cellar dweller troll sock

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 01:42 AM (StDOM)

453 logprof at January 16, 2013 01:24 AM
I'll over look that one since the company paid for it.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 16, 2013 01:40 AM (+9AX9)

--Yeah, I still remember. It was when I was on a search committee wining and dining candidates (in fact, the one that night was the one we hired), and it was at a place called Glutton's here in humble Winnipeg (link in nick) founded by a top chef.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 01:45 AM (StDOM)

454 yeah logprof i saw it was to be ignored earlier while i was lurking on the day threads

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:45 AM (Y8RKV)

455 454 yeah logprof i saw it was to be ignored earlier while i was lurking on the day threads

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 01:45 AM (Y8RKV)

--A good occasion to give kudos to the Ewok Legion for stamping out the troll droppings today. I confess to replying to it.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 01:48 AM (StDOM)

456 So I checked out the anime series Maoyu on crunchyroll thanks to yesterday's ONT anime tangent.

I see the producers like their redheads. The Demon King has huge ... tracts of land. Rather lonely gal, too, practically throwing herself at the nearest "nice guy".


The Win8 video was amusing, and has convinced me that I should stick to Win7 as long as I stuck to WinXP. (2004-2012) It's rather amusing that a corporation chasing profits could screw up so badly, but I guess there's just some built in stupidity once you reach a certain size.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at January 16, 2013 01:49 AM (7um7O)

457 Epobirs, I've always wanted a SmallTalk desktop OS for the vast sea of users. Build in four specific apps to do their assigned tasks with assigned network datastores, an email client, a PDF viewer, and a button with a calculator, solitaire, and a way to view the print spooler. Nothing else, especially no file system browser or control panel.

We did a network study once, 85% of the users never created new excel or PowerPoint files, they just read others or modified templates.

Posted by: Jean at January 16, 2013 01:50 AM (v6YdM)

458 The Win8 video was amusing, and has convinced me that I should stick to Win7 as long as I stuck to WinXP. (2004-2012) It's rather amusing that a corporation chasing profits could screw up so badly, but I guess there's just some built in stupidity once you reach a certain size.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at January 16, 2013 01:49 AM (7um7O)

--I still have an XP disc . . . just in case.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 01:50 AM (StDOM)

459 Speaking of such, I hope Rum is doing all right.

Posted by: Jack Frost at January 16, 2013 01:40 AM (StDOM)


She still collecting souls for the Number? I managed to claim it the other day, but I think I still have my soul.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at January 16, 2013 01:51 AM (7um7O)

460 ThecEwok probably has more viewers, if its a go, please get bob Owens to prep the kid

Posted by: Jean at January 16, 2013 01:53 AM (v6YdM)

461
16....42
10....5
57....7

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:55 AM (bplbs)

462 /cellar dweller troll sock
Posted by: logprof


There's some kind of penance for that shit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 01:56 AM (QKbPo)

463 The troll thing is another thing. Some of the "community organizers" serve the role of "trolls" in the larger society, whether it's "plants" on the "right" who say outrageous crap or journalists who distract from an issue by saying outrageous crap or starting or pushing a nothing story.

There are more types, but that's an idea.

And enough people can't resist engaging the distraction (like the troll) that everyone is distracted.

People have been yanked away from the issue of defying court orders on gulf drilling, fast and furious, and now Benghazi - and probably a hundred other things including vote fraud and mass cronyism, not to mention debt and budgets.

They've managed to turn scandals into bread and circuses. At least it's streamlined things a bit.

Too bad we're so scattered, disorganized, and on the whole ill-informed and ill-equipped to cope with a concerted campaign to bankrupt us into compliance.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 01:56 AM (bxiXv)

464 Rum???

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:57 AM (bplbs)

465 The new Vette. Don't love it, don't hate it. It looks like a Viper mated to a Camaro ... the Viparo

Just doesn't make me say wow. Some commenters on the Top Gear site say it looks like it was put designed by committee and thrown together from a parts bin

That will most likely be the verdict when the car is reviewed on the show this upcoming season

From a comment on the article;

It's Frankenstein's monster. A parts bin nightmare. It's got the Viper's grill, Evora's profile and windows, the Ferrari's headlights, the Camaro's taillights, the Chrysler 300's dash and steering wheel, the McLaren MP4's parking break, the 458's cluster, etc, etc. It feels like one of those contests where you win a prize for guessing where all the pieces should go. And for God's sake - 106 horsepower LESS than the Camaro that costs less. Really? Awful to the power of ten.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 02:00 AM (wwsoB)

466 464 Rum???

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 01:57 AM (bplbs)

--Posted originally as "wherestherum," a frequent Moronette commenter. Beautiful hair. Only known flaw was an acute Disney obsession.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 02:03 AM (StDOM)

467 Just doesn't make me say wow. Some commenters on the Top Gear site say it looks like it was put designed by committee and thrown together from a parts bin

Built buy a committee that was chosen by people appointed by the government.

Posted by: buzzion at January 16, 2013 02:04 AM (GULKT)

468 Too bad we're so scattered, disorganized, and on the whole ill-informed and ill-equipped to cope with a concerted campaign to bankrupt us into compliance.
Posted by: Merovign/i]

There's 'we' and there's "We."

Our supposed representatives in the GOP, 'we,' have failed to do any of the necessary work to interrupt, interfere, subvert the Left's message. Absolute failure on their part. But that's politics in the smallest form

"We"
We have the power to do something the Left wants; to destroy the GOP. We could tear the party apart. It may be in the Republic's interest to even do so, in the interest of conservatives. However, Michael Medved acknowledged that Obama's goal is to destroy the GOP.

No idea to where or to what that leads but something to think about.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:06 AM (QKbPo)

469
466
You know you are driving the daggger deep with your posting of the "Real."

jus saying......

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 02:06 AM (bplbs)

470
9-year-old boy is now the world's youngest Microsoft tech specialist

The Times of India reports that the boy, 4th grader Pranav Kalyan, has now passed the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exam. He is the youngest person to become a certified Microsoft tech specialist.




"No! Don't put me on hold again! Don't -- hello? Hello?"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 02:06 AM (kdS6q)

471 and I realize I wrote buy instead of by. I will use its 2 am as an excuse and stick by that.

Posted by: buzzion at January 16, 2013 02:07 AM (GULKT)

472 I can't help wondering if Piers Morgan is an android built by Lucas Electric

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 02:08 AM (wwsoB)

473 The Win8 video was amusing, and has convinced me that I should stick to Win7 as long as I stuck to WinXP. (2004-2012) It's rather amusing that a corporation chasing profits could screw up so badly, but I guess there's just some built in stupidity once you reach a certain size.
Posted by: ConservativeMonster


Win8 was built for tablet. I'm not sure why people are bitching.

Buy 7 if you have a PC, and buy 8 if you want a non-Crapple table.

DaFuque is the problem?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:08 AM (QKbPo)

474
470 9-year-old boy is now the world's youngest Microsoft tech specialistThe Times of India reports that the boy, 4th grader Pranav Kalyan, has now passed the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exam. He is the youngest person to become a certified Microsoft tech specialist."No! Don't put me on hold again! Don't -- hello? Hello?"
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 02:06 AM (kdS6q)


No my computer is not making the "poopie sound"

Posted by: Person on tech support with 9-year old certified technician at January 16, 2013 02:08 AM (GULKT)

475 its late, time for bed. nite all.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 16, 2013 02:10 AM (Y8RKV)

476 Win8 was built for tablet. I'm not sure why people are bitching. Buy 7 if you have a PC, and buy 8 if you want a non-Crapple table. DaFuque is the problem?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:08 AM (QKbPo)


We'll let you know when Microsoft says it is ending support for Windows 7 and your only options for operating systems on PC are OS's built for tablets.

Posted by: buzzion at January 16, 2013 02:10 AM (GULKT)

477 There is a comet or two coming soon and the jokes are waiting in the wings....

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 02:12 AM (bplbs)

478 469
466
You know you are driving the daggger deep with your posting of the "Real."

jus saying......

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 02:06 AM (bplbs)

--Huh?

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 02:12 AM (StDOM)

479 No idea to where or to what that leads but something to think about.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:06 AM (QKbPo)


I think I have some idea where that leads, and it scarcely bears thinking about.

Our network has been suborned against us. We really need to disinfect it or replace it whole, but we lack time and resources.

That's not to say this all ends tomorrow, something this big doesn't die all at once. The question concerns points of no return, should such a thing exist. Maybe more point of never getting back what we think we had.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 02:13 AM (bxiXv)

480
Sure, if you don't mind a 3,000 mile commute to get laid.
Posted by: DC




I actually knew a couple of guys who we're living on the West Coast and dating girls in Europe. And they weren't trust fund jet-setters, just regular middle class professionals. So, 3000 miles taint nothing by comparison.

Personally, I hold to the LA rule that you don't date outside your area code except under exceptional circumstances.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 02:13 AM (kdS6q)

481 We'll let you know when Microsoft says it is ending support for Windows 7 and your only options for operating systems on PC are OS's built for tablets.
Posted by: buzzion


Are you seriously going to let me know in 2017?

Awesome.

Remind me to order a coffin around that time as well. And, oh yeah, update me on the whole catastrophic global warming / cooling / normal thing while your at it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:15 AM (QKbPo)

482 418
Exactly right it's about creating barriers to entry. Newer, smaller firms typically innovate more and gain market share much quicker. Much easier to pay the state to create artificial barriers that reduce the ability to enter a market. My favorite is the licensing of hairdressers. Why the crap do we need to test and license freaking barbers? It's not like medical school here but they don't want to have a glut of salons lowering the price so boom barrier to entry.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at January 16, 2013 02:17 AM (gkfSV)

483 I haven't really loved the Vette since the 1st Sting Ray. To me they were cars bought by porn actresses after they paid their back rent

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 02:17 AM (wwsoB)

484 That's not to say this all ends tomorrow, something this big doesn't die all at once. The question concerns points of no return, should such a thing exist. Maybe more point of never getting back what we think we had.
Posted by: Merovign


I have to imagine there are earlier model to be studied. Large human networks are anything but stable. Particularly under the heat-lamps of tech acceleration.

I still think they are extremely vunerable and few understand how that may be right now.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:19 AM (QKbPo)

485 483 I haven't really loved the Vette since the 1st Sting Ray. To me they were cars bought by porn actresses after they paid their back rent

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 02:17 AM (wwsoB)

--I love the '80s 'Vette. I even drove one. Oh wait, that was a Chevette, not a Corvette.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 02:19 AM (StDOM)

486 Personally, I hold to the LA rule that you don't date outside your area code except under exceptional circumstances.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 02:13 AM

Shit, I lived 1/2 mile from the 818 area code

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 02:19 AM (wwsoB)

487 Seriously, I liked the old Corvettes. Tracker was one of my favorite Transformers as a kid.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 02:21 AM (StDOM)

488
478
I confess a post "Fem Fatale" in Rum, .....how you say......such is the AOSHQ.....Professor, you have the podium and the power-point is now working....continue with the lecture......

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 02:21 AM (bplbs)

489 Ugh, not Tracker, Tracks.

It was a sign of the wimpification of the USA that already in the mid-'80s Hasbro was making the missiles shot by Tracks and Grapple pathetically impotent. Gotta protect the chilluns. . . .

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 02:23 AM (StDOM)

490 I have to imagine there are earlier model to be studied. Large human networks are anything but stable. Particularly under the heat-lamps of tech acceleration.

I still think they are extremely vunerable and few understand how that may be right now.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:19 AM (QKbPo)


France, the early US, the Civil War, Russia, China, Cuba, ad nauseam.

But the people who study that the most are the people who want power and control. I don't want power and control, so I didn't spend my whole life doing that. But people like Howard Zinn did.

We are so far behind the curve it isn't funny. The sad thing is, we're mainly behind the curve for the best reasons - we don't want the be the tyrants and the abusers and the masters.

In the long run, it may be like the Romans and the Celts. It doesn't matter who was *better* at anything else, the Romans were better at war.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 02:24 AM (bxiXv)

491
Shit, I lived 1/2 mile from the 818 area code
Posted by: kbdabear




O 213, 213, wherefore art thou 213?
Deny thy calling plan and refuse thy phone upgrade;
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I'll no longer be an 818.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 02:26 AM (kdS6q)

492 In the long run, it may be like the Romans and the Celts. It doesn't matter who was *better* at anything else, the Romans were better at war.
Posted by: Merovign,


Naked aggression doesn't seem to be the neo-Left's strong suite.

France's new pucker-crat seems to be hemming now.

No, there is no rest for the Classical Liberal, but it's tempting to think that the neo-Khakiscrat is too lazy, cowardly to amount to much of a challenge in open combat.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:30 AM (QKbPo)

493
489
Sorry, With the statement of "Ugh" you now owe Chem Jeff copyright fees, such as I had to pay up with the 1 Trillion Dollar Platinum coin (Newly Minted)....though, I am still waiting for my change back....and a receipt. Jeff is waving the penalties until March 1st. Yet, I am still waiting for my change back.....

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 02:31 AM (bplbs)

494 No, there is no rest for the Classical Liberal, but it's tempting to think that the neo-Khakiscrat is too lazy, cowardly to amount to much of a challenge in open combat.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:30 AM (QKbPo)


They haven't been using open warfare, except as a distraction. Different times, different kind of war.

Look at the places and institutions they've "captured" to the extent that we've largely ceded them.

They don't *have* to fight us if we're too disorganized, discouraged, or dependent to.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 02:35 AM (bxiXv)

495 I'm woefully color blind. Only see 16.

Posted by: Rich at January 16, 2013 02:35 AM (arczc)

496
818
I'm There

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 02:35 AM (bplbs)

497 i see 16 followed by nothing nothing nothing nothing and nothing

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 16, 2013 02:36 AM (8sCoq)

498 Lot of color blind people here.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 02:38 AM (bxiXv)

499

There are always a fewsuckers with no taste, but other than that, no one is actually going to buy one of those so-called Corvette's, right?

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 16, 2013 02:40 AM (1Y+hH)

500
no one is actually going to buy one of those so-called Corvette's, right?
Posted by: Meremortal




You know, with the GM bailout, we all already did....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 16, 2013 02:41 AM (kdS6q)

501 Meremortal, is there anyone left who can afford a new C7?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 02:42 AM (I9Y9q)

502

Nah, we didn't buy them, we just paid for them...

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 16, 2013 02:42 AM (1Y+hH)

503 Well the Mega Millions rolled to a $70 million annuity. Might be able to afford a C7 then, if you were fashion challenged and a drooling idjit.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 02:44 AM (I9Y9q)

504 Meremortal, is there anyone left who can afford a new C7?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 02:42 AM (I9Y9q)SureAnnaPuma, there's always the looseauto dealer's son and a few dot commer dorks around.There are plenty of very niceused vettes around.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 16, 2013 02:44 AM (1Y+hH)

505 "...enabling Obama to be 'President fo Life.'"

He can be the US's version of Jean-Claude Duvalier and we can call him "Baby Dick".

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at January 16, 2013 02:45 AM (8J3jn)

506 thanks pixy.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 16, 2013 02:45 AM (1Y+hH)

507 Blaque, so you saying Michelle is President for Life?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 02:46 AM (I9Y9q)

508 Yeah there is always a deal on used Corvettes. Which says something about them now does it?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 02:47 AM (I9Y9q)

509 --I love the '80s 'Vette. I even drove one. Oh wait, that was a Chevette, not a Corvette.

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 02:19 AM

The 80's Vettes damn near killed the marquee. I have a hunch that GM was only building them because enough people still wanted them. But they thought 4 banger turbocharged front wheel drive coupes like the Mitsubishi Starions were the future and they were going through the motions with the Vette

Posted by: kbdabear at January 16, 2013 02:47 AM (wwsoB)

510 They don't *have* to fight us if we're too disorganized, discouraged, or dependent to.
Posted by: Merovign


Do we 're-make' the GOP by primary-ing every institutional candidate or do we selectively target a few that make our nostrils pop?

To heed the Malor sommelier or some cellar bar-back what knows the little he hears below?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:47 AM (QKbPo)

511
818
Yet I have to ask. What is the "Dress" for this affair?
"Formal?" Or is it Corp. Casual?.....Maybe Clown Suits in Earth Tones?
Want to be sure on this....

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 02:48 AM (bplbs)

512 Yeah there is always a deal on used Corvettes. Which says something about them now does it?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 02:47 AM (I9Y9q)Yes, it says that a lot of people buy them who can't afford them.Heh.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 16, 2013 02:48 AM (1Y+hH)

513 Night all.

Here is "The Warning" by Kylesa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNRhCQQMHmI

Posted by: The Political Hat \m/ at January 16, 2013 02:49 AM (Vk2pI)

514 818????

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 02:49 AM (bplbs)

515 #458

I keep a bunch of different ISO files for various OEM specific versions of Windows. When somebody brings me a machine that has so many different infections it's impossible to say just which is actually controlling the system, it's easier just to nuke it all and reinstall from orbit. Having the correct OEM version avoids the whole activation issue.

This is driven by a BIOS subsection called SLIC. Most machines that shipped with Vista have the same SLIC version as Win7, so a free upgrade on a name brand machine is easily done. The latest generation have SLIC 2.3, so you cannot just throw Win8 on a Win7 machine.

This is inadvisable for laptops anyway. The great majority of Win7 laptops didn't have the class of touchpad Win8 really wants to work right. Even a lot of cheap machines shipped with Win8 have crap touchpads and are better used with a mouse or a USB touchpad that speaks multitouch. The low price machines will start catching up the proper spec around the middle of the year. (I suspect people are sensing this based on past transitions and that is one reason PC sales are way down.) Apple laptop aren't more expensive just because Apple likes high margins. You have to spend comparably right now on the PC side to get a machine that really supports the OS.

What I'm looking forward to is the coming touch everywhere transition. Laptops running Win8 with a touchscreen can be really nice because you can use whatever input is right for the moment. On desktops touch is going to start showing up on a lot of monitors but we'll also see Kinect like sensors, extending the integrated webcam, so that gestures can be used without reaching all the way to the monitor. Again, not replacing existing input options but adding to them. There are some gestures that are handy on a desktop and others that you'd never want to do even if they're second nature when using a laptop.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 02:50 AM (kcfmt)

516
12:47 AM and 5 degrees here. Warmest it's been at this time of night for at least a week. Last night it was -25 by now, headed for -30.


A nice little warmup from an usually cold spell, even for here.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 16, 2013 02:50 AM (1Y+hH)

517 Not a fan of AMD but damn

http://tinyurl.com/be7uzgj

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 02:52 AM (vJdyz)

518
"unusually cold spell"



Bed.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 16, 2013 02:52 AM (1Y+hH)

519 And in other news, I finally got around to putting in my two miles on the treadmill, as I've been promising myself I'd do for over a month. CES would have been a lot less tiring if I'd gotten in the habit sooner.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 02:53 AM (kcfmt)

520 I ran into one such FSA yo-yo two years ago at Ford dealership. Brand spanking new GT500, signed on the dotted line, and then was trying to claim there was a defect so he wouldn't have to pay $1,300/month on the note.

The alleged defect was how the vinyl racing stripe decals are laid in sections. So where the sections meet there is about 1mm over lap. So I show up in my 08 GT500 for an oil change. Not knowing this little drama was going on. And the service manager and mechanic are going 'you got a problem up here'

Thinking they are talking the road chips in the stripes, "I know I have a few chips in the stripes.' Manager answers, 'talking about this defect.'

Now I am worried. 'What defect?' And manager points out the overlap. And I say, 'it was like that when I bought it.'

That is when I learned of the fool with the 2010 GT500 and the $1,300 note. I had no sympathy for that idiot and was happy I ruined his attempt to welch.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 02:54 AM (I9Y9q)

521 actually tempted to buy a Rift SDK if nothing more than to bug my friend to write a driver for DCS and iRacing to replace my TrackIR

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 02:55 AM (vJdyz)

522
514
So, thru the magic of modern moderness, I was post jumped 300+ post positions to 818 even though the post be 500+.......freaky at the least.....

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 02:57 AM (bplbs)

523 To heed the Malor sommelier or some cellar bar-back what knows the little he hears below?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 02:47 AM (QKbPo)


I don't dislike Malor as much as some people do, but I know one thing about the future - whatever happens, it will catch him off-guard.

Because he works in the system, he believes it's real and not a shadow construct.

As to which option to take, it doesn't matter which one we take if we don't take any of them.

And the first step to take is to move past the bomb-throwers, ignore them, marginalize them, walk on by without comment.

And I'm not just talking about the internet. Newt is half-right (and sometimes more) - punching back gets the applause and energizes the base. But you have to follow it with the correction or just the facts (which he sometimes does) and not let the bad guys get away with it.

He was a grievously flawed advocate in other ways, but as a communicator people needed to learn from him - but people are kind of dumb that way. Well, it's more complicated than that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 02:57 AM (bxiXv)

524 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 02:57 AM (bxiXv)



Gabe's a good guy.....but, yeah, too far in. His world is 99.44% his world.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2013 03:02 AM (kaalw)

525 Testing...1...2...3...."HELLLLOWWWW!!!...."IS THIS THING ON????"

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 03:02 AM (bplbs)

526 Did the fat Fox host just call the NRA "a bunch of fucks"? (uncensored)

I'm rewinding.

Posted by: Jordan at January 16, 2013 03:02 AM (Hz1zc)

527 517 Not a fan of AMD but damn

http://tinyurl.com/be7uzgj

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 02:52 AM (vJdyz)


I am a fan despite the flaws, I had early Nvidia issues and can't afford to keep up with Intel.

I've had good luck with top-of-the-line AMD and ATI combos lasting a long time and keeping up with new software well. And being able to pay for them. Which means less upgrades.

This is very annoying news, but I guess I'm glad the buggers got caught. Wonder what the final word will be.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:06 AM (bxiXv)

528 He did.

Posted by: Jordan at January 16, 2013 03:06 AM (Hz1zc)

529 He did, and he's right. They're a bunch of fucks.


Posted by: Jordan at January 16, 2013 03:07 AM (Hz1zc)

530 Gabe's a good guy.....but, yeah, too far in. His world is 99.44% his world.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 16, 2013 03:02 AM (kaalw)


Did he say anything about the "coin trick" after the Treasury said it wasn't legal?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:09 AM (bxiXv)

531 But you have to follow it with the correction or just the facts (which he sometimes does) and not let the bad guys get away with it.

He was a grievously flawed advocate in other ways, but as a communicator people needed to learn from him - but people are kind of dumb that way. Well, it's more complicated than that.
Posted by: Merovign


The GOP hasn't replaced his mode of commodius- communication. And that would have been a gigantic leap in strategy.

But, The Stupid Party? Stupid all the way to the Forum?

I want to be optimistic. I want to be a cheerleader. But McCain, Romney?

Yeah.

Two strikes and why should we hold that rope?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 03:09 AM (QKbPo)

532 525 Testing...1...2...3...."HELLLLOWWWW!!!...."IS THIS THING ON????"

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 03:02 AM (bplbs)


No. Try turning it up. Have you checked the batteries?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:10 AM (bxiXv)

533
Mer,
I'm trying to figure out why Republicans are such punta's and pussy's...could ya help me out?
I want to be in their corner....yet...?Punta's?AND ?pussy's?

They are going to make some changes......right?

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 03:10 AM (bplbs)

534
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:06 AM (bxiXv)

I just really hate their GPU section (support is non-existent now a days) and their CPU section has fallen so hard over the last 6 years or so with Intel tightening the screws. If it wasn't for MS and Sony going to them for the next consoles, I wouldn't be surprised if they went out of business/bought in the next few years as I don't see their lines of APUs saving them. Of course, it doesn't help that Nvidia are douche bags who have gotten way too cocky with the tumble of AMD

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 03:11 AM (vJdyz)

535 Two strikes and why should we hold that rope?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 03:09 AM (QKbPo)


We should be unraveling the organization and re-weaving it as dedicated to solid principles and solid tactics, but we are not because everything is not politics to us. We depend on others who fail us, and when we do step in we're a threat and marginalized.

Kind of not encouraging.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:12 AM (bxiXv)

536 He did, and he's right. They're a bunch of fucks.




Posted by: Jordan at January 16, 2013 03:07 AM (Hz1zc)

It's all videogame's fault, now please play our web browser game ages 4 and up

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 03:12 AM (vJdyz)

537 Richard crank it to 11. If that does not work, get new batteries.

Speaking of batteries. Unless the federal government stops this, the PRC, via a corporate front, is about to buy all of A123's advance battery patents for $250 million.
http://tinyurl.com/b5nrlxs

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 03:13 AM (I9Y9q)

538 "The NRA is a bunch of fucks"

I doubt Fox News will repeat that. I also doubt this guy will have a show on Fox soon.

Posted by: Jordan at January 16, 2013 03:16 AM (Hz1zc)

539 Fuck off Jordan your worthless Obama loving troll.

Posted by: buzzion at January 16, 2013 03:18 AM (GULKT)

540 We depend on others who fail us, and when we do step in we're a threat and marginalized.

Kind of not encouraging.
Posted by: Merovign


Kind of not, but no option is more appealing.

Time to infiltrate the GOP.

Anyone got $100 mill?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 03:19 AM (QKbPo)

541 I'm trying to figure out why Republicans are such punta's and pussy's...could ya help me out?

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 03:10 AM (bplbs)


Is a long story. Between cultural conditioning and mfm corruption and elite schools and their buddy system and acculturation inside the bureaucracy and DC and the state capitols and the sweet money-honey-power train once they get a taste from the inside... we're kind of boned.

I can never find the old study from years ago about attitudes of the general public to the size and functions of government as compared to the attitudes of politicians and bureaucrats from *either* party... basically inside the beltway *everyone* thinks the government should be bigger and more powerful than *everyone* outside.

Because they live there, it's not just their job it's their whole life, and they're surrounded every day by people for whom it is their whole life.

They are literally living in a different culture.

Most people will adapt more or less to the culture of the place they live in, unless they're crazed ideologues or shut-ins. We send people to the State house and they start getting acculturated by the media and the bureaucrats, the process is that much faster in DC.

Honestly I think we need to make them all work from home. And all non-national-security conversations need to be recorded and transcribed. And they need to not be surrounded by a layer of bureaucrats.

The Federal government may have some proscriptions against some political activities, but they work with and talk to politicians almost every day. They're the biggest lobbying group in the world and they have priority access.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:19 AM (bxiXv)

542 "Fuck off Jordan your worthless Obama loving troll."

*shrug*

I'm just repeating Fox News. The NRA is a bunch of fucks.

Posted by: Jordan at January 16, 2013 03:20 AM (Hz1zc)

543 Weft cut loop, an AoS cookie sale?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 03:20 AM (I9Y9q)

544 Anyone got $100 mill?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 03:19 AM (QKbPo)


Chump change. Gonna need a lot of leverage with that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:21 AM (bxiXv)

545 You see? Someone always falls for the handwave. Always.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:21 AM (bxiXv)

546 It doesn't surprise me that a color blindness test resides on a website that subjugates its black alphanumeric characters to hard, unappreciated labor in the confines of a white background, you privileged honkies.

Why isn't Harris F. hosting a regular FNC show during the week? Because The Man doesn't want any sister to get comfortable in a timeslot!

(Apropos of hot Redeye guests, Brooke Goldstein is the cutest lawyer to grace the chair since Remi Spencer.)

Posted by: Nate X at January 16, 2013 03:22 AM (I88Jc)

547 "Weft cut loop, an AoS cookie sale?"

I'll make a Texas Legislature batch. Oatmeal chocolate chip? (with or without legal Colorado marijuana)

I'm thinking of you CAC.

Posted by: Jordan at January 16, 2013 03:23 AM (Hz1zc)

548 Speaking of batteries. Unless the federal government stops this, the PRC, via a corporate front, is about to buy all of A123's advance battery patents for $250 million.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 16, 2013 03:13 AM (I9Y9q)


I will so laugh if they go broke before we do. It will be a hollow laugh, but a laugh nonetheless.

Relatively speaking, their economy is a mile wide and an inch deep.

They need either massive reforms or massive new customers to survive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:23 AM (bxiXv)

549
Sorry my Hoard,
the time is done for us to be just posting and verbal blasting on the bloggosphear. It is time to step out into the light and do our duty.
I will have none of this SCFOAMF, I will do everything in my power to cripple his power. I never voted for a POS KING!
FUCK LIBERALS!!! DEATH TO SOCIALISM!!!

AMERICA!!!!!

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 03:24 AM (bplbs)

550 "AMERICA!!!!!"

Fuck yeah!

Posted by: Jordan at January 16, 2013 03:29 AM (Hz1zc)

551 #534

I'm looking at Samsung as the lead candidate for a AMD buyout. There is a lot of IP they'd find useful and they might have the right people to make AMD profitable again.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 03:31 AM (kcfmt)

552 "It is time to step out into the light and do our duty."

I agree; there needs to be Project Veritas-type organizations in every city.

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2013 03:31 AM (I88Jc)

553 Weft cut loop, an AoS cookie sale?
Posted by: Anna Puma


Still waiting for certain 'rich guys' to step forward. But no joy.

Funny. I thought we were the party of XS.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 03:33 AM (QKbPo)

554 Speaking of:

youtu.be/Nc5QCJB3fOc

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 16, 2013 03:35 AM (QKbPo)

555 #533

One big problem is the innate human desire to be liked. At a time when we need utter hardasses we instead have politicians trying to win affection. An unrelenting stream of gags that assume republicans are evil subhumans out of Hollywood has an effect. There are some who are immune but not enough.

What this country desperately needs is to become an electorate of adults. Barring that, we need elected officials who are like the father you hated at 16 but had realized was right about nearly everything by the time you were 25.


Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 03:36 AM (kcfmt)

556 Anna, you're still awake?!?
Weren't you up for the 0700 morning news thread?

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at January 16, 2013 03:36 AM (SMhib)

557
DANG!!!!
PISSED-OFF!!...deny the flame.....deny the flame...go to sleep....
night all.....

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 03:38 AM (bplbs)

558
Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 03:31 AM (kcfmt)

yeah, Samsung would be the top canidate in buying them though I can't see them trying to make AMD profitable, they would just absorb it and use their connections to the foundries and shit. Be a good way to save cash in the long run by cutting out the middle man. And they're flush with money. And though they don't need to, might be a tipping point to put Sony six feet under faster as a side bonus.
Wouldn't mind seeing MS buy them but that would be clusterfuck. But since they sorta seem serious in making a real stab at actual hardware who knows

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 03:41 AM (vJdyz)

559 One big problem is the innate human desire to be liked. At a time when we need utter hardasses we instead have politicians trying to win affection. An unrelenting stream of gags that assume republicans are evil subhumans out of Hollywood has an effect. There are some who are immune but not enough.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 03:36 AM (kcfmt)


And the far left has spent a century becoming the people who surround and judge you, "trend-setters," fashionista, actors, teachers and journitutes.

And not as an accident, but as a deliberate, detailed, and *written* plan that the majority of people are vaguely aware of if at all, and consider either largely a myth or simply a fact out of their control.

It's like I'm standing on a ship, and everyone around me is shouting "Sharks, there's no such thing as sharks, go for a swim!"

Maybe not the best metaphor, but whatever.

People who isolate themselves can see other perspectives - but they're isolated! And thus, don't have much impact.

Also, partly because of nature and partly because of "the system" of "social trainers" we've had, the people who end up in power on "our side" are the kind of bow and scrape and seek approval. Hardasses are weeded out early on.

We even let them run our debates for Pete's sake.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:46 AM (bxiXv)

560 central london helicopter crash in rush hour.

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2013 03:48 AM (I88Jc)

561 Wouldn't mind seeing MS buy them but that would be clusterfuck. But since they sorta seem serious in making a real stab at actual hardware who knows

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 03:41 AM (vJdyz)


All I can think of at that point is "IBM Processors."

I haven't kept up, but was AMD leaning server-side last year?

The last thing I want is a single-source market. Well, okay, a new communist empire or nuclear war. But a CPU or GPU market without competitors is pretty not high on my list.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:50 AM (bxiXv)

562 560 central london helicopter crash in rush hour.

Posted by: derit at January 16, 2013 03:48 AM (I88Jc)


OFH

I hope that's less lethal than it sounds.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:51 AM (bxiXv)

563 Props to Fox News for covering it.

Posted by: Jordan at January 16, 2013 03:55 AM (Hz1zc)

564 All I can think of at that point is "IBM Processors."



I haven't kept up, but was AMD leaning server-side last year?



The last thing I want is a single-source market. Well, okay, a new
communist empire or nuclear war. But a CPU or GPU market without
competitors is pretty not high on my list.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:50 AM (bxiXv)

eh, it was still all about APU mostly though they were starting to beef up the server section, especially with the Piledriver stuff.
Frankly, it's pretty much the only market left for them to tap since they've been getting outclassed in pretty much everything else (their APU stuff isn't bad if it was more focused).
As for MS buying them, I mainly just want to see it for the lulz

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 03:56 AM (vJdyz)

565 Frankly, it's pretty much the only market left for them to tap since they've been getting outclassed in pretty much everything else (their APU stuff isn't bad if it was more focused).

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 03:56 AM (vJdyz)


AMD still has 27 of the top 30 price/performance graded CPUs. Some of those are freaks of low pricing, but unless you have to have THE FASTEST your price/performance point is going to have three letters.

I can't spend $2000 or $1000 or even $500 on a processor. AMD gets me up into the high-end (not the top, admittedly) for less than $200.

If money were no object, I would probably build an Intel system. But it is.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 04:06 AM (bxiXv)

566 I don't see MS buying AMD unless they were prepared to make a compelte break with Intel, which could get incredibly messy due to the cross-licensing stuff. But with Samsung owning AMD and integrating it into their empire, it could have a relationship with MS much like it has with Apple, but with less litigation. After all, if Samsung thinks it can make a better machine, Microsoft would just say cool, here's the OS license terms, let 'er rip. Which is already happening with the ATIV tablet, at least overseas.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 04:08 AM (kcfmt)

567 Holy crap, it's late!

Good night, y'all!

Posted by: logprof at January 16, 2013 04:16 AM (StDOM)

568
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 04:06 AM (bxiXv)

Don't get me wrong, I don't exactly want AMD to go away, Intel has been cocksuckers in the past so they need someone to keep them honest with their pricing but AMD has continually shit the bed for so long that they've screwed themselves out of markets. And with the way that they are positioned, the future isn't exactly bright especially with the way they've been cockblocked out of most of the tablet market

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 04:23 AM (vJdyz)

569
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 03:46 AM (bxiXv)


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Posted by: jc at January 16, 2013 04:23 AM (PlzOe)

570 #565

The price difference is fairly minor while the performance is forever.

I have two systems on a KVM at my desk. The older is a Phenom IIx4 and the more recent is an Ivy Bridge Core i5 system. Much of the difference is purely a matter of age. The Core i5 has native USB 3.0, SATA-3, etc. The big difference is the SSD in the newer machine for OS and app storage.

The difference in cost for all of the parts to build each was only about $150 and over half of that was for the SSD. A concurrent AMD build would have had better integrated video but significantly less CPU performance. I can always drop a cheap video card in later to bolster that. (Not a big need since I do nearly all of my gaming on consoles. The HD4000 GPU on the Core i5 is more than adequate for my PC needs.)

Another AMD system I have is the laptop I bought to serve as a Windows 8 test platform. It's an A6 APU system. The price difference mattered a bit more there but at the time it was the top chip for the APU line and if CPU performance had been an issue it would have been stomped by a Core i5 system costing only about $100 more. The A8 and A10 have closed the gap somewhat since then, especially since you cannot easily upgrade a laptop's video. But then Haswell laptops are looming on the horizon.

If AMD was able to consistently have a 20% lower bill of materials for less than a 10% difference in CPU performance, they'd be in better shape, even with the market slump. But they don't have those numbers.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 04:23 AM (kcfmt)

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Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 04:23 AM (kcfmt)

I will give them credit, their new FX 8 core stuff is nice. But as long as Intel doesn't become like their old selves on prices, I just can't see myself going back to AMD.

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 04:30 AM (vJdyz)

572
So, YOU think you are the master of your own universe?
Why is it then there are people in the Government telling YOU how tobe?
You gave them these powers by voting them into office. You are the sheep that asked to be led by those you voted into office. You are sheep, and you will be led to the slaughter because you voted to be led to the slaughter.....because you are SHEEP.
Not ME!BITCHES!!.....NOT ME!!!

And to HELL with you all..................cept the AOSHQ!

Posted by: Richard at January 16, 2013 04:37 AM (bplbs)

573 ugh, time for bed

Posted by: The Dude at January 16, 2013 04:41 AM (vJdyz)

574 #571

I'll buy AMD's claim of 8 cores when they acknowledge that by the same rationale a Core i7 with HyperThreading active is an 8 core processor. You either have a full core or you have a multi-threaded core. Pick one.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 04:48 AM (kcfmt)

575 Hmm, I apparently have won a Netgear ReadyNAS of unspecified model and drives from a company I have no recollection of visiting at CES.

More video storage for my network.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 04:50 AM (kcfmt)

576 The price difference is fairly minor while the performance is forever.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 04:23 AM (kcfmt)


Minor to you. Maybe if I get fully back on my figurative feet I will care less, or the situation will have changed by then.

The fastest i5 I see is 20+ percent slower than and 10+% more expensive than the FX8350.

Obviously simple benchmarks aren't everything, and if the right price-performance point was hit I'd consider an Intel system - they just don't seem to feel the need to go that low.

Also, at least when I've been shopping, the motherboards seem to be cheaper on the AMD side, and that adds up as well.

Mind you, the last time I built a system was a few or four years ago, so if I hit the sales now it might turn out differently.

I also kind of loathe consoles (no pointing ability), so I game on PC. At least until that's not possible any more, with more bad ports and Steam pushing for the mediaPC console-like market.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 04:58 AM (bxiXv)

577 Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 04:50 AM (kcfmt)

If you get a Ultra 6 or a Pro 4, you can always mail it to me

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 04:58 AM (vJdyz)

578 575 Hmm, I apparently have won a Netgear ReadyNAS of unspecified model and drives from a company I have no recollection of visiting at CES.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 04:50 AM (kcfmt)


ARGH! Also, congratulations.

I have been thinking of building a FreeNAS server but some Unstable Shit has happened and I am hoarding pennies (sort of).

So aggravated that I missed a BF deal on 3tb bare drives.

Just had a 1Tb external die, too (just out of warranty, natch).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:00 AM (bxiXv)

579 I took the opportunity to look at some PC and parts prices from 20 years ago. Interesting (ignoring speed and capacity and features) how the norm and the state of the art were prices then vs. now.

CPUs = cheaper then
Memory = cheaper now
HDD = cheaper now
Motherboards = cheaper then but close
Monitors = cheaper now
GPU = same (ish)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:03 AM (bxiXv)

580 I also kind of loathe consoles (no pointing ability), so I game on PC. At least until that's not possible any more, with more bad ports and Steam pushing for the mediaPC console-like market.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 04:58 AM

What's going on with that?

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2013 05:03 AM (yBF/9)

581 If you've read what I've posted in in the gaming thread, you can tell I kinda want Valve to fall face first on their concept of a Steambox. Have four HTPCs in this place and I just don't see a market for a gaming focused one. Let alone the whole concept of watching the PC gaming market contract so lets make something less powerful for the tv just sounds stupid on the face of it

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:04 AM (vJdyz)

582 Ugh. I thought I would get a new computer in the summer but maybe I should buy one now with Win7. I had this problem before when I bought Vista. Contrary to what they said, none of my peripherals would work with it and it cost me a lot of money to replace them. I couldn't find a laptop with XP.

Posted by: waldo at January 16, 2013 05:12 AM (H96hE)

583 I'm not sure what to think of windows 8. I'm leaning more and more towards linux.

Posted by: Jerry at January 16, 2013 05:14 AM (4SKYj)

584 What's going on with that?
Posted by: otho at January 16, 2013 05:03 AM (yBF/9)


With which, steam? There's the "steam console" thing dude talked about, which is kind of Steam trying to get into the console market with an "open standard" HTPC with various levels of performance based on minimum hardware, make by third parties and licensed.

Then there's the current "big picture" marketing thing taking up part of my interface where they're trying a marketing push on console-style games - basically what I try to avoid.

It seems one of the big PC game centers is preemptively surrendering to the console market.

I know some people love to lean back in their couch to play games, but the kind of games I like to play suck ass when you can't *point*, and consoles controllers can't point.

BTW a joystick is not a pointing device, it's a lever and a *moving* device.

There are about 10 other things I don't like about console games, from linearity and short playtimes to railroading and contextual controls, but it looks like the market is once again swinging that way.

If it finally falls over, maybe I'll find something more productive to do. Probably not.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:16 AM (bxiXv)

585 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:16 AM (bxiXv)


Always have the flight sims, mil sims and racing games to play (hopefully with a TrackIR)

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:23 AM (vJdyz)

586 #579

Thing to keep in mind about the motherboards is how little was built-in back then. I can't remember the last time I had to buy a NIC. I've got so many left over from organ donor old machines and so rarely have the need to add one to a machine that came with it already on the board. For most of our recent pfSense boxes (OSS router package we use for event services) the boards have dual NICs as standard.

If you go really far back, remember having to buy those ISA cards referred to as 1P2SG? This stood for 1 parallel port, 2 serial ports, and one joystick port. Because those basic amenities weren't included on the motherboard. It had a keyboard port and... it had a keyboard port.

If you're a performance perfectionist there is still a place for dedicated sound cards and NICs but fewer builders bother anymore as the built-in functions are pretty good.

The parts list for building a new machine is a fair bit shorter than it was in the 90s and that saves a fair chunk of cost. Which the SSD in turn adds back.

A couple years ago we had a job installing a network in a Pasadena college campus that had been shut down suddenly many years ago. Something to do with it evangelical church owners. The place had a kind of apocalyptic look in that it shut down on such short notice that a lot of people didn't even get to clear out their desks. We found, among so much else, a Friday Fry's ad from 1998 IIRC. It had things like a 4 GB hard drive on the front page for some absurd price higher than I'd pay for all but the highest capacity today. But we were glad to get them for that price back then.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 05:26 AM (kcfmt)

587 "Hillary's got time to have three more husbands" -- BJ

Okay, morons, form an orderly line

Posted by: the mullahs of Qom at January 16, 2013 05:27 AM (QTHTd)

588 Always have the flight sims, mil sims and racing games to play (hopefully with a TrackIR)

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:23 AM (vJdyz)


Don't really play the first two, and the third I've found doesn't work terribly well with *either* console or PC without a dedicated controller (wheel).

Sold my wheel and haven't played any for a while.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:31 AM (bxiXv)

589 If you go really far back, remember having to buy those ISA cards referred to as 1P2SG?

I remember the Kaypro 4. In fact, I still have one.

The parts list for building a new machine is a fair bit shorter than it was in the 90s and that saves a fair chunk of cost. Which the SSD in turn adds back.

SSD's? Looxury!

A couple years ago we had a job installing a network in a Pasadena college campus that had been shut down suddenly many years ago.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 05:26 AM (kcfmt)


Did you get to salvage any old tech? It's like candy to me, even if it's honestly useless. That's my nostalgic side.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:34 AM (bxiXv)

590 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:16 AM

Ok. Thanks. I think I get it. Yeah, I'm not inclined to do consoles. Reasons being the one you mentioned re controls etc. Another is, generally, the games aren't much good. There have been a few I've liked over the years, but by and large, they're just pretty meh. Mind you, I'm not really into where PC has gone over the last decade or so, either. Still better than console though.The games haven't really developed the increase in AI, relative to graphics rendering. It's a lot of flash without any extra game play meat.
So, Steam are going towards console style games on PC, now? In what ways does it differ?

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2013 05:34 AM (yBF/9)

591 Okay, morons, form an orderly line

Posted by: the mullahs of Qom at January 16, 2013 05:27 AM (QTHTd)


And flush after you vomit, for crying out loud!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:35 AM (bxiXv)

592 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:31 AM (bxiXv)

Oh man are you missing out if you haven't played any racing games in awhile, the last year has been super solid on what has come out or is about to come out. Reminds me of fighting games in the mid 90s off all the quality being jammed pack into a small time frame

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:35 AM (vJdyz)

593 Lance Armstrong - doping - do I give a shit?
A.) No

Dope all you want. Could care less.

Posted by: Whatev - talking points at January 16, 2013 05:37 AM (lreFA)

594 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:31 AM (bxiXv)


Considering how cheap ssd has become, it's not really in the luxury department any more.

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:38 AM (vJdyz)

595 So, Steam are going towards console style games on PC, now? In what ways does it differ?

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2013 05:34 AM (yBF/9)


Just games more oriented toward console-style controllers instead of KBM, and graphics for sitting 15 feet from a large screen rather than 3 feet from a small one.

Also, huge freaking beef with me and something I ran into a lot with the holiday steam sale, why the actual fuck can't people let you configure controls anymore? I can't tell you how many of these games either won't let you change controls or blocks out important parts of the keyboard. Skyrim did that too, I had to hack the config files. FNV I used AutoHotkey rather than rewrite their damned interface.

And even when they do let you change controls, the screen prompts are wrong. Seriously? This is your work product?

Part of the problem is they're skimping like hell because they're afraid of raising prices. Games in the 90s were $50, now it's 20 years of inflation later and they're still $50. So they skimp. The games are still "prettier" because of technology but they're shorter or have terrible quality control issues.

Skyrim should have cost $150... and should have been finished when they released it. Even the modders haven't fixed most of the interface bugs (because they used expensive proprietary software for the interface and tied it too deep in the engine).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:41 AM (bxiXv)

596 594 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:31 AM (bxiXv)


Considering how cheap ssd has become, it's not really in the luxury department any more.
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Reminds me of reading the parts catalogs in the 90's dreaming of buying TWO GIGABYTES! of RAM for the price of $2500

Posted by: Whatev - talking points at January 16, 2013 05:41 AM (lreFA)

597 #581

Valve thinks there is a massive untapped market for being the clearing house for independent game developers to reach their customers. A big problem with the PC gaming realm is the same versatility that made the PC a powerful platform to pick up where machines like the Amiga left off, also made it a lot more complex and difficult for the average consumer to get into. The console companies have long known they could grab a big piece of the PC gaming market by just offering alternate controls more suited for desktop use but greatly feared creating confusion in their native market.

I've always felt Microsoft missed a big bet by not supporting more control types on the original Xbox and encouraging more ports of PC games of the sort that are rarely seen on consoles. (The original Xbox's motherboard had locations for enough RAM chips to give it 128 MB, which would have been another huge advantage but they had to make a last minute decision based on where pricing sat when they had to commit to a production order.) The primary issue for most games would be to make sure they were playable on a NTSC display.

But they were too sensitive to accusations of the Xbox just being a PC in console clothing and so only allowed it to receive software in line with a console audience. Valve was one of the companies porting suitable PC games to the Xbox and I'm sure the potential has been on Gabe Newell's mind ever since, gaining importance as the digital download market blossomed. Can a living room PC add tens of millions of consumers to Steam's revenue? Can they make it work for those who'd like to play PC type game but with console ease of use? Or will they just be competing with consoles with their primary asset being free access to developers with little or no content control?

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 05:44 AM (kcfmt)

598 Oh man are you missing out if you haven't played any racing games in awhile, the last year has been super solid on what has come out or is about to come out.

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:35 AM (vJdyz)


AFAICT I'd need a wheel, everybody uses WASD or arrow keys on the PC and that's whack.

Considering how cheap ssd has become, it's not really in the luxury department any more.

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:38 AM (vJdyz)


Well, I spent all my savings on medicine.

I just don't know that I'm in enough of a hurry to spend on 128Gb what I could spend on 2Tb storage.

I just lost 1Tb and replaced it with a scrounged 500Gb and moved some crap around.

I would probably buy a CPU and MB and video card and memory and more HD space first, and I can't afford them (not responsibly).

So here we are, behind the times.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:46 AM (bxiXv)

599 Mero, I run a 120gb ssd for games and OS, I have 10tb of spinny spinny drives for movies.

Posted by: Jerry at January 16, 2013 05:49 AM (4SKYj)

600 Just games more oriented toward console-style controllers instead of KBM, and graphics for sitting 15 feet from a large screen rather than 3 feet from a small one. Also, huge freaking beef with me and something I ran into a lot with the holiday steam sale, why the actual fuck can't people let you configure controls anymore? I can't tell you how many of these games either won't let you change controls or blocks out important parts of the keyboard. Skyrim did that too, I had to hack the config files. FNV I used AutoHotkey rather than rewrite their damned interface. And even when they do let you change controls, the screen prompts are wrong. Seriously? This is your work product?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:41 AM


What the fuck? Really? What are they doing, going for console game when you're not having console? Ugh. No thanks.

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2013 05:49 AM (yBF/9)

601 Could always go DFGT till you can afford a used or new G27 ( which newegg has been running consistant sales at $200) and throw in the spring mod for another $30. Or step up to a nice Fanatec setup

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:52 AM (vJdyz)

602 Part of the problem is they're skimping like hell because they're afraid of raising prices. Games in the 90s were $50, now it's 20 years of inflation later and they're still $50. So they skimp. The games are still "prettier" because of technology but they're shorter or have terrible quality control issues.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:41 AM

I hear that. It's not just nostalgia that keeps me playing the old games. They're much better. I've heard that part of it is because back then, online mode was a bonus, a added extra, not the main thing. But developers make them primarliy for multiplayer now andSP is an afterthought, sort of. I could be wrong,I don't have much technical insight, but, I've kind of followed the big picture, over the years.

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2013 05:55 AM (yBF/9)

603 Posted by: otho at January 16, 2013 05:49 AM (yBF/9)

It's what happens when the landscape of pc gaming (outside of freeware and big fish/mumbo jumbo) is slowly dying off for real this time.

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:56 AM (vJdyz)

604 The console companies have long known they could grab a big piece of the PC gaming market by just offering alternate controls more suited for desktop use

Yeah, I still wish someone would do that.

Can a living room PC add tens of millions of consumers to Steam's revenue? Can they make it work for those who'd like to play PC type game but with console ease of use? Or will they just be competing with consoles with their primary asset being free access to developers with little or no content control?
Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 05:44 AM (kcfmt)


Probably not because of the apocalypse, no because they diverge in style so much, yes but it won't matter because of the apocalypse.



Honestly I think we are headed, for reasons of smartphone and console popularity, MMO popularity, and revenue models, for a market where most games are either social nickel-and-dime games, MMO nickel-and-dime games, or games that *look* like "normal" games but nickel-and-dime you with 200 DLCs including key content (ME3 or Fable 3, etc).

"Gaming" will return to its 1950s roots of compulsive gamblers who can't stop throwing down chips - except when the cherries come up all you get is a lightshow.

Some people will be outside that model, but I think that the AAA market is sliding that way, EA was delayed in that plan when it was leaked for Call of Mass Effect. Sorry, I mean Battlecrack Duty. Well, whatever it was.

The silver cloud is that since Homey Don't Play That, I should regain some of my spare time. Maybe.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:57 AM (bxiXv)

605 It's what happens when the landscape of pc gaming (outside of freeware and big fish/mumbo jumbo) is slowly dying off for real this time.

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:56 AM


Really? That's not good. I guess it makes sense considering the way things are going.

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2013 06:02 AM (yBF/9)

606 599 Mero, I run a 120gb ssd for games and OS, I have 10tb of spinny spinny drives for movies.

Posted by: Jerry at January 16, 2013 05:49 AM (4SKYj)


Yeah, well I have groceries in my fridge and gas in my car, so there!

Yeah, I would like to have that stuff. I would probably just have the SSD for OS and key apps. I have like 140 games on Steam and others not on Steam. I tend to play a game for a while and then go play another one ADD style, sometimes for weeks but always going back and forth. I would have to move things a lot, which is not very SSD-suitable. Large copies probably not a big percentage of use, but still, they are ultimately disposable (just with a long life).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 06:02 AM (bxiXv)

607 Honestly I think we are headed, for reasons of smartphone and console popularity, MMO popularity, and revenue models, for a market where most games are either social nickel-and-dime games, MMO nickel-and-dime games, or games that *look* like "normal" games but nickel-and-dime you with 200 DLCs including key content (ME3 or Fable 3, etc). "Gaming" will return to its 1950s roots of compulsive gamblers who can't stop throwing down chips - except when the cherries come up all you get is a lightshow.


Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 05:57 AM

Hahahahaha... oh, mercy.

Posted by: otho at January 16, 2013 06:04 AM (yBF/9)

608 601 Could always go DFGT till you can afford a used or new G27 ( which newegg has been running consistant sales at $200) and throw in the spring mod for another $30. Or step up to a nice Fanatec setup

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 05:52 AM (vJdyz)


Wish I hadn't sold my Fanatec, but there you are. Times get tight sometimes. At least I got more than I paid for it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 06:04 AM (bxiXv)

609 #589

Luxury? I thought so for a long time. The Core i5 desktop I built a few months back is the first machine I've owned with an SSD. All of my experience before was in building machines for other people, such as a couple I put together for Jerry Pournelle last year because ThermalTake sent him a treasure trove of parts, like a mondo deluxe case I would never dream of buying for myself. That case alone has a MSRP over half of my cost for the entire Core i5 machine.

There is no going back. Any machine I spec now is going to have an SSD. If I had to choose between having all of the RAM I wanted and an SSD, the SSD would win on the basis that it's very easy to add RAM later but far more work to rework a system to use the SSD. (Unless you use it as a cache but my experience with this to date has not been good.)

There wasn't really anything worth looting from that campus. This was for a short-lived TV series called Glory Daze about college life in the 80s. (The one episode I saw was awful.) It was interesting to see the old phone system and the token ring network provided some handy paths for our Cat5e. The PA system appeared to be intact and there was some interesting gear in that office.

I have an older Core 2 Duo laptop that shipped with Vista and soon got the Win7 beta and RTM in succession. It's still pretty useful but its drive is getting flaky. At least I suspect that is the reason for some odd pauses recently. If I see a good price on a Seagate Momentus hybrid I'll likely go for that. The best compromise between performance and capacity in an aging laptop. (Newer full-size laptops will have an mSATA slot for a business card sized SSD and a regular 2.5" bay, so you can have it all.)

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 06:05 AM (kcfmt)

610 Oh and Samsung, why you no release 8 gig sticks of ram? I luv your 4 gigs but damn, I need more than 16 gigs.

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 06:05 AM (vJdyz)

611 I'm sure SSDs are very nice.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 06:13 AM (bxiXv)

612 Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 06:05 AM (kcfmt)

Newegg has them on sale atm

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 06:19 AM (vJdyz)

613 #606

It's pretty easy to set up a system with a small-ish SSD and have Steam and its content live entirely on a spinning platter drive. If space is severely constrained on the SSD you can also set up your Libraries (Documents, Photos, Videos, etc.) to live on the regular drive so the SSD is just for the OS and major apps.

Eventually the size and price of SSDs will improve to make it a non-issue but I'm keeping a close eye on the 120 GB SSD in my system to see how the consumption advances. All of the libraries and the Downloads directory live on the 1 TB regular drive. So far, Win8, Office 2013 Pro Plus full install, various other apps like Firefox and Chrome. plus a crap ton of WinStore apps are eating up about 67 GB on the SSD.

I think the big threshold for a lot of people will be a 200 GB SSD for around $100. This is enough space for most people to not need to worry about running out unless they like to keep a lot of multi-DVD games immediately available.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 06:19 AM (kcfmt)

614 I really need a lighter case than my HAF912, but with good cooling.

I move it sometimes, and I'm not supposed to be carrying heavy stuff around, and it's a freaking monster.

The stupid thing is I bought it after I got sick, I was actually shopping for a more portable case but it was one sale so I bought it. Good case, just heavy. Good airflow but need more sturdy PSUs with front-to-back airflow, I have to prop the case up on wood because it's a bottom-feed PSU mounted on the bottom of the case.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 06:34 AM (bxiXv)

615 Was thinking of building a custom case and stealing drive bays and MB tray from something else. A sort of "wind tunnel" case of relatively minimal dimensions. I have 4 optical drive bays and one optical drive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 06:35 AM (bxiXv)

616 #612

Amazon has it for a couple bucks less but still far too high to justify for a five year old laptop. I get the feeling Seagate doesn't really care about selling this product. The $50 premium for the 8 GB of SLC cache over the non-hybrid version is pretty steep. Laptop OEMs have largely ignored it, even as an custom option.

If it's just a matter of keeping the old laptop in service I can get a 500 GB that would be a 180 GB upgrade for around $60. I'd LIKE to have the hybrid to indulge my tech geekery but I have to consider where my money is best applied. It won't be long before those newer laptops with mSATA slots start showing up in the lower price ranges. If you go the caching route, you can have a 32 GB card for considerably less than Seagate hybrid premium.

Of course, I shouldn't be spending the money at all, what with looming debt and all. But I'm teetering, so off to bed.

Posted by: epobirs at January 16, 2013 06:36 AM (kcfmt)

617 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 16, 2013 06:34 AM

They can be a little pricey but I've dug the Lian Li cases I've seen

Posted by: The dude at January 16, 2013 06:41 AM (vJdyz)

618 Oh noooos
The site has been taken over by people talkin all foreign and stuff.
Call the marines.
Call the air force.
Call the president. Nah, screw him. Maybe they'll capture him and try a prisoner swap,,,,,and we can laugh.

Posted by: techno dummy at January 16, 2013 06:59 AM (kmLUz)

619 571 The Dude,

Well AMD is good for Niche builds at a minimum .

The APU is extremely useful for building a streamline small box gaming rig on the cheap.

I built my son a dedicated medium power gaming rig using the following.

A-10 5800k cost 129 bucks.

Corsair H60 60 bucks

ASUS f2AV ATX FM2 MB 139 bucks

16gb Corsaird DDR3 2100 ram 89 bucks

Intl 210gb SSD with read and write at over 500ms on sale 109 bucks

AMD radeon 6670 with 1gb DDR5 80 bucks

750gb segate momentus XT 750gb hybrid drive 120 bucks

I had the Win7 key but could have picked up win 7 for ~90 bucks when I built it

Decided to use the Cooler Master HAF912(cost 54 at the time is down to 44 bucks) with a Corsair high performance 600 watt powersupply (currently about 65 bucks)

So for under 1000 Bucks I have a system build that gets a 7.3/7.4/7.1/7.1/7.9 on the WEI when Hybrid Crossfire is turned on that is energy efficient as all get out with very overclockable dx11 native graphics.

add in a 30 buck XBox360 controller and suddenly those steam games that are too console like for my tastes most times play like a dream.

If nothing else it was a fun little science experiment and I may put it into a breadbox build...

Posted by: sven10077 at January 16, 2013 07:05 AM (LRFds)

620 Not only did MS ignore lessons of UI implementation they also spent butt loads of cash in developing the win 8 UI.

What you have in Win 8 is an example of what happens when marketing interferes with a products. The attempt was to force a unified UI across platforms to nudge buyers into their mobile platforms. This was not a good move for the desktop.

Metro should have been an App in a Win 7 UI that could be called. As it stands I avoid 88% of that crap UI.

Posted by: ALL_IS_LOST at January 16, 2013 08:22 AM (T/L2Z)






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