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by Vince
Fri May 17, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Tasty Things to Stuff in Your Pie Hole
Topic: Burger King
Replies: 47
Views: 4237

Burger King

I saw Glenn Beck and one of his co-hosts try one of these (the Impossible burger, but not from Burger King) and they did a blind taste test. Caveat being that the burgers were reheated from the night before, as they do a morning show. The third host is a vegetarian and wanted them to try it and admi...
by Vince
Fri May 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Internet Links
Topic: Gender Equality
Replies: 28
Views: 1700

Gender Equality

We're becoming sexually retarded as a species. Maybe just saying "sexually" is too restrictive.
by Vince
Fri May 17, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Books (Does anyone still read?)
Topic: Holmes & Watson
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Holmes & Watson

174256 You know, both Black Mirror and The Orville had episodes where "voting" on people via social media had bad consequences, sometimes. But... what if it worked 99% of the time? What if people who were made uncomfortable at a comedy club could be downvoted to oblivion, to the extent th...
by Vince
Fri May 17, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Tech stuff
Topic: Scams and such
Replies: 16
Views: 56

Scams and such

I still feel like there'd be some way to validate that the own the trunk/whatever # on the call-back/call-out, rather than some random #, even with those systems. They probably could do that, but I'm not sure they can do it without replacing a crap ton of equipment at every facility (even the littl...
by Vince
Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Internet Links
Topic: Georgia's new abortion law
Replies: 43
Views: 139

Georgia's new abortion law

Real surprise on the 65+ crowd there. Although, I would argue having 4 sub-populations from a survey of 1,000 people is not good data science. I'm not terribly surprised the data group that includes the "Me Generation" that came up in the era of "Free Love" has the largest pro a...
by Vince
Thu May 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Internet Links
Topic: Ban plastics
Replies: 96
Views: 3582

Ban plastics

Anyone else find it odd that the state that seems most concerned with plastic going into the ocean (CA) is also handing out a metric shit ton of clean plastic hypodermic needles and plungers to a group least likely to properly dispose of them. And those cities making the most use of said free needle...
by Vince
Thu May 16, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: The First Trump term.
Replies: 2508
Views: 99189

The First Trump term.

I think the problem is that we produce about 50% of the advancements in tech in the world. So the other countries aren't losing as much as us, and also are paying less for the knockoff's that come from our companies getting their shit stolen. They have no incentive. And our companies are not without...
by Vince
Thu May 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Tech stuff
Topic: Scams and such
Replies: 16
Views: 56

Scams and such

174240 I say too bad for that business. This problem is threatening to make voice technology unusable, if it hasnt already Most, if not all of us here have worked at some level of tech support. I know I'm not the only one here that didn't give users my direct line except in very rare circumstances....
by Vince
Thu May 16, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Internet Links
Topic: Georgia's new abortion law
Replies: 43
Views: 139

Georgia's new abortion law

And yet at the same time... it is. :-) Accurate polling on this is hard to get a good measure on. The way it's broken up in this poll, for example... illegal under any circumstance and legal only under certain circumstances. That last category is the one that's been closing the walls on the pro cho...
by Vince
Thu May 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Tech stuff
Topic: Scams and such
Replies: 16
Views: 56

Scams and such

174219 I'd like a "never accept a call originating overseas" option. Send it right to VM. I want "this number is really the number that called you" That would kill the majority of business calls. Almost no business calls originate from the main number of the business they're com...
by Vince
Thu May 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Books (Does anyone still read?)
Topic: Avengers: Endgame. SPOILERS
Replies: 26
Views: 97

Avengers: Endgame. SPOILERS

Leisher wrote:Ha! Could you imagine a world where a movie makes $1.5B opening weekend and then they never make more?

Titanic didn't shit their bed. Probably the only one I can think of. Think of all the great sagas that have been ruined with too many trips back to the well.
by Vince
Thu May 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Books (Does anyone still read?)
Topic: Tim Conway
Replies: 7
Views: 30

Tim Conway

174131 RIP A bit old school compared to today, but I always enjoyed his humor. Doris Day and now Tim...who will be the third? Been watching some of his old skits from Carol Burnet. Almost 50 years ago, and they still hold up pretty well. I think better than anything today will be holding up in 2065...
by Vince
Thu May 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Internet Links
Topic: Georgia's new abortion law
Replies: 43
Views: 139

Georgia's new abortion law

I don't think any of the film studios threatening a boycott actually do anything in Georgia. They're kind of in a catch-22. The states that are less tax happy are more conservative states. So they are the ones that offer all these tax breaks for movie studios. There's a reason they decided to do a s...
by Vince
Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Antisemitism
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Antisemitism

174187 I havent looked at the numbers lately, but back during the "OMG AMERICA IS HATING ON MUSLIMS" hysteria, the fact was hate crimes against jews were always way more frequent. But that doesn't sell papers. They still are higher among Jews. It's pretty chronic in NYC, but not many whit...
by Vince
Fri May 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Bad Economic Predictions
Replies: 251
Views: 8584

Bad Economic Predictions

173703 Interesting... Economy created 256k jobs, and unemployment down to 3.6%, which is excellent news. Bonds are not moving in reaction to the news, which seems odd. Feel like we should have gotten some increase in yields. My gut is telling me that all the massive quantitative easing has thrown o...
by Vince
Fri May 03, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Books (Does anyone still read?)
Topic: Avengers Endgame
Replies: 44
Views: 864

Avengers Endgame

GORDON wrote:Qr Bbpost Apparently made a billion point five opening weekend.

Last I saw was that it made more in China than here. Which is good, but I worry about what that will do to the industry. If they start to target a Chinese audience, I think the quality of stories will drop. Their movies kind of suck.
by Vince
Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: 2020 General Election Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 4882

2020 General Election Thread

Biden has been playing this brilliantly so far (aside from all the apologizing for everything under the sun). He entered and immediately started his general election campaign rather than a primary campaign. I feel like all the other Democrats running are hurting their general election odds by trying...
by Vince
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: The Democratic Party
Replies: 206
Views: 10250

The Democratic Party

173179 Sanders actually gave more to charity than I would have expected. His continued attacks on capitalism are weird, though. The election tactic of telling everyone they're going to pay more taxes if he wins also seems a bit odd. Because for most people, taxes wouldn’t change much. The rich woul...
by Vince
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Notre Dame Cathedral
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Notre Dame Cathedral

Twitter was really gross. Between the conspiracy theories and the SJWs thinking it was well deserved because of patriarchy or racism or whatever their particular grievance, it was pretty bad.

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