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by Troy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Books (Does anyone still read?)
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

Arrival

Sleep and a little googling. Seems like this is a Philosophy movie with a bit of Science Fiction to help get the message across. Amor fati (from Friedrich Nietzsche and earlier from the Greek philosophers): Amor fati is a Latin phrase that may be translated as "love of fate" or "love ...
by Troy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Books (Does anyone still read?)
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

Arrival

Bump cause I watched this movie in anticipation of the Dune movie coming out. Same director. Arrival is absolutely fucking phenomenal. Second watch through thought process: There's a message here that is unrelated to science fiction. We know what is going to happen to us, our loved ones, the human r...
by Troy
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Western US drought
Replies: 9
Views: 47

Western US drought

This won't be popular, but maybe we need the world to absolutely crumble for humanity to progress? The book series "The Three Body Problem" was big on this. Basically we've gone too long without a Dark Ages. Need one to toughen up the population and let a bunch of us eat each other. Morbi...
by Troy
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Western US drought
Replies: 9
Views: 47

Western US drought

TheCatt wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:57 pm Time to sacrifice some children.
"The Aztecs were right! Vote for human sacrifices to save the planet in 2024!"
by Troy
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Western US drought
Replies: 9
Views: 47

Western US drought

La Nina is going to come back this winter. 3 winters in a row now! That's bad - conditions unlikely to fix themselves in the wet season. Southern California and the southern most western states especially. Less than ~10 inches of rain per year the last two years in La Ninas in my area. Another La Ni...
by Troy
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Sports Blah
Topic: Scuba Diving
Replies: 652
Views: 65057

Scuba Diving

Unless I can find a dive buddy I'm dawn patrolling somewhere on the north side of Oahu in the am solo. Sexy new flag and all. Will give my fish to an island grandma or something.

*researched, West side, Electric beach and up
by Troy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Sports Blah
Topic: Scuba Diving
Replies: 652
Views: 65057

Scuba Diving

Ahhh, no dive flag. Yeah, they'd be pissed if they didn't know you were there, hit you , and broke their boards. You can usually rent flag and float when renting tanks... But are you free diving? Yes, free diving. I have a nice Hawiian style hard float but need to buy a replacement flag and weight ...
by Troy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Sports Blah
Topic: Scuba Diving
Replies: 652
Views: 65057

Scuba Diving

GORDON wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:02 pm Surf nazis will beat you up. I learned that in Point Break.
In their defense, they were trying to keep me from getting hit by boats and I wasn't using a dive flag which is required for any up downs in HI. But I had just gotten off the plane and my gear was thirsty for ocean water, no regrets.
by Troy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Sports Blah
Topic: Scuba Diving
Replies: 652
Views: 65057

Scuba Diving

Update: Already got yelled at by the locals for diving in the surf line up. Fuck em.
by Troy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Sports Blah
Topic: Scuba Diving
Replies: 652
Views: 65057

Scuba Diving

GORDON wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:01 pm Took me a few minutes to figure out how to move an individual post. ;)
Jeez where did I put this?
by Troy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Sports Blah
Topic: Scuba Diving
Replies: 652
Views: 65057

Swimming

Wife and I moved fast on some reopening travel deals. Going to Hawaii next week, staying in Honolulu for the first time. Big plans to break out the dive gear and spend lot of time underwater. Ballin'
by Troy
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Diet and Exercise
Replies: 241
Views: 28003

Diet and Exercise

We grow fruit. It's work, you have to get your hands dirty sometimes - especially when the heat wave comes and you have to cut fire blight off pear trees. Harvest season is as much throwing away bad Apples as getting the good ones. Some trees hit on some years and others don't. This year looks like ...
by Troy
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Diet and Exercise
Replies: 241
Views: 28003

Diet and Exercise

I think it's processed foods - like corn syrup. Modern economic system has produced this nightmare: Government subsidizes the price of corn, it's cheap and used with sulfuric acid to make corn syrup. Corn syrup goes everywhere. Makes everything sweet and gets people "addicted" in a food se...
by Troy
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Internet Links
Topic: Four Day Work Week
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Four Day Work Week

In the land of billable hours, my reaction is suurrreeee.

Part of me thinks if your job is something that could be reduced easily like this I'd be worried about it being a precursor to being replaced by
re-organization or automatization in general. Or vendors.
by Troy
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Books (Does anyone still read?)
Topic: The Tomorrow War (2021)
Replies: 10
Views: 61

The Tomorrow War (2021)

GORDON wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:54 pm
Leisher wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:40 pmJ.K. Simmons
Is he always that jacked?
You should see the R-rated State Farm commercials.
by Troy
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Internet Links
Topic: Today in being fabulous
Replies: 50
Views: 430

Today in being fabulous

So Demisexual means: "I like holding hands and talking rather than fucking on a first date"

Which is cool, but I think it just fits neatly into existed orientation. Bisexual, I think. Bisexual-with-trust-issues, more cleanly.
by Troy
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Books (Does anyone still read?)
Topic: The Tomorrow War (2021)
Replies: 10
Views: 61

The Tomorrow War

No. Just awful. made it 25%. Spent the entire budget on Chris Pratt and ???????
by Troy
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: The SCOTUS thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2437

The SCOTUS thread

Guess I'm a little surprised at the outcome - given the make-up of the Supreme Court right now? I read the decision as "A private company can end a previous easement and access to that easement (like an access road/trail/path/bridge) if they feel like it." I mean damn. Buy your house with ...
by Troy
Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Books (Does anyone still read?)
Topic: Greenland (2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Greenland (2020)

Wife and I gave up halfway through when it was obvious
GORDON wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:21 pm Bad: I dislike movies in which the primary monsters are other people.
I saw how people acted in lockdown and TP got scarce, I already got it.
by Troy
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Diet and Exercise
Replies: 241
Views: 28003

Diet and Exercise

Have been having a few symptoms of stomach acid reflux and intolerance - for the past few years. Bad travel habits and leaving my usual antacid at home really messed me up early this month. Turns out it's a genetic thing and I'm lucky I've gotten into my mid 30s without having to worry about it too ...