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  1. 4 points
    ijuin

    Comic Friday May 03, 2024

    Given that he sees his opponent as a cow, this would seem to be a high steak environment.
  2. 4 points
    I feel very tired. Trans visibility day always falls on March 31. Easter happened to fall on March 31. Certain Republican douchevolcanoes decided to pretend to be angered by this and demanded an apology from trans people in a blatant attempt to stir up outrage among their voters. This is offensive in so many ways. Just to mention a few: 1) They are demanding that trans people apologize for existing. They know perfectly well we won't and plan to use our refusal to further outrage their befuddled and frightened voters. 2) Their pretense that it is somehow the responsibility of trans people that a holiday that falls on a different day EVERY YEAR happens to coincide with an unrelated holiday this year. 3) Their use of a holiday meant to honour a man who preached tolerance and acceptance as a tool to further promote hatred and intolerance. 4) Their assumption that their voters are so blisteringly dim-witted so as not to know how calendars work. 5) The possibility that a number of them actually are that dim offends me personally. Sigh.
  3. 3 points
    mlooney

    Random. Just Random.

    Sack of Rome by Goths, 410
  4. 3 points
    Armatures discuss tactics. Professional discuss logistics.
  5. 3 points
    ijuin

    Comic for Monday, Feb 26

    I am thinking that an Immortal who marks a person leaves some detectable trace behind, so they effectively have Pandora’s “fingerprints” on them.
  6. 3 points
    Shouldn't those boxes be classifed as Hope Chests?
  7. 2 points
    At the rate the Russians have been digging old weapons systems out of storage, I think pretty soon they will be looking for that stuff.
  8. 2 points
    Ah. But still concerning, and I just realized that this actually makes it more convenient for foreign agents looking for chance spills of vital information. Then again I wouldn't expect them to loiter on Total War: Rome forums hoping to obtain vital information about the latest generation of onagers or siege ballistae.
  9. 2 points
    mlooney

    Random. Just Random.

    Meanwhile in California https://sfstandard.com/2024/07/11/nudists-save-tourist-attack-castro/
  10. 2 points
    Darth Fluffy

    Technology that works or doesn't

    Gullible Thimblewits is a good name for a rock band. Marjorie, the Green Tailor is an Orc NPC that owns a shop near the village square. When you visit, she will regale you with worthless rumors she imagines in the moment. The village is full of half wits, and even they know she's crazy. How can you tell if the Space Lasers are Jewish? Is there some covering they remove for a bris? Do they require an astronaut rabbi to perform the honors? I did not realize Israel had such a space program.
  11. 2 points
    Yeah, that was a major dumb decision.
  12. 2 points
    Around that time I had bigger troubles with the 1998 problem. Yes. The 1998 problem. At the time -- July 1997 to be exact -- I worked in a small branch office that served as a connecting point and legal advice for a lot of bigger office. We had a LOT of mail going in and out. I had just finished reading another depressing article about the Y2K problem and my eyes landed on our old and cantankerous postage machine which was very much mechanical all the way through and thought, "Thank God we at least won't be having any year 2000 problems with that." On an impulse I opened it up to see how it worked. And to my astonishment the wheel that stamped out the dates ended at 1997. If we wanted to be in business after new year, we would need that entire wheel replaced. Really terrible design. So I went into the office of the engineer who was running the place and told him, "Boss, we have a 1998 problem." He replied, "We have a WHAT?" After I had explained he assigned me the job of finding out how to upgrade the darn thing. I soon learned that this would cost so much that we could very nearly buy a brand new machine for that much money and told him so. He got so mad that he assigned me a new job: finding the best possible new machine that would not have this problem. I spent about a week comparing offers and we finally decided on one. Incidentally, during that I found out that normally people who used our old model didn't find out until just before or right after new year, and were always in a terrible bind as a result. My idle curiosity saved our office a lot of trouble and frantic effort.
  13. 2 points
    Lincoln at Gettysburg: "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Trump at a rally near Gettysburg: “Our nation was saved by the immortal heroes at Gettysburg. Gettysburg, what an unbelievable battle that was. The battle of Gettysburg, what an unbelievable. I mean it was so, was so much, and so interesting, and so vicious and horrible, and so beautiful in so many different ways — it represented such a big portion of the success of this country. Gettysburg, wow! I go to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to look and to watch. And uh the statement of Robert E. Lee, who’s no longer in favor — did you ever notice that? He’s no longer in favor. ‘Never fight uphill, me boys, never fight uphill.’ They were fighting uphill, he said. Wow, that was a big mistake, he lost his great general and uh they were fighting uphill. ‘Never fight uphill, me boys,’ but it was too late.” It may just be me but I feel Trump's Gettysburg Address kind of lacks a certain je ne sais quoi compared to the original.
  14. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "This is MY Human!" - Explorer the Cat.
  15. 2 points
    Seems reasonable. He looks like a poorly made ventriloquist's dummy with really bad hair.
  16. 2 points
    mlooney

    Random. Just Random.

    Or a billionaire who has too much confidence in his own skills, no matter how much it's shown he doesn't have those skills.
  17. 2 points
    ProfessorTomoe

    Random. Just Random.

    I saw a Tesla Cybertruck in the wild for the first time yesterday. Good lord, those things are ugly. They look like something a first grader would come up with when tasked to draw a vehicle.
  18. 2 points
    If it worked, Hope built the deck with Pandora's suggestion. As it did not work, Pandora built the deck. Haven't you ever been through a change in management?
  19. 2 points
    Yeah, not rotating coils on a motor. My bad.
  20. 2 points
    So, I am going to grumble about logistics for a bit. For large armies logistics are everything. Without supplies they cannot fight. It is entirely possible that they cannot even reach wherever they are supposed to go. This rule is even more important for modern armies but even for medieval or fantasy armies this holds true. Now Tolkien was completely aware of this and did it right. He had both the strategic and operational scale covered. Strategically in that while Mordor was a terrible place for growing food, Sauron also controlled more distant and presumably more fertile nations who paid tithes in the form of food and valuable materials. Presumably this allowed him to keep large stockpiles of food in Mordor so he could keep his armies supplied. What is more, when he did move his armies he split them up and used different routes before they converged on their target (as seen in the battle for Minas Tirith). This made them much more manageable supply-wise; moving all his troops in a single column would have been unmanageably difficult. (David Weber also did this well in his Safehold series where he not only describes the logistics very realistically but also has them be the deciding factor in at least three or four of the campaigns described.) Unfortunately -- and this is where my ranting begins -- not all authors are very concerned with this. Especially the Tolkien ripoffs have a tendency to have huge armies but not spend even a moment of thought on where they get their food from. A particularly egregious example would be Robert Jordan's massive The Dragon Procrastinating series in which Totally Not Morgoth™ has a massive army of Absolutely Not Orcs™ and I Can't Believe It's Not Nazgul™. This army somehow emerges fully equipped from a country described as being as about as welcoming as a WH40K hellworld and where you take your life in your hands if you try to travel as much as half a kilometer. There is certainly no possibility of growing food there for even a small settlement, let alone for a massive army on the march. Apparently Totally Not Morgoth™ pulled this huge army straight out of his arse. There are of course numerous lesser offenders. They typically create a Mordor ripoff which can at least credibly serve as an industrial base for their not-Orcs but where the only vegetation consists of maybe two thorn bushes and a cactus. It is blindingly obvious that this country cannot sustain an army let alone the population needed to recruit it from. It is so frustrating to me and often destroys my immersion, changing my read from enjoyable relaxation into sneering at the writer's ineptness. (I can get fun from the latter, too, but it annoys me when the writer does not even try.) In short: Armies need food. This isn't hard. Sigh.
  21. 2 points
    ijuin

    Comic for Monday, Apr 8, 2024

    Politicians make excellent subjects for beginners’ anatomy classes: they have no brains, no spines, no hearts, no guts, and no balls.
  22. 2 points
    https://www.egscomics.com/comic/hope-035 I am seriously wondering how much of a mess Pandora left her memory, expecting Hope to sort it all out later. Pandora left the keys to her brain under the mat and Hope walked in without getting the realtor or landlord to sign off on preexisting damage.
  23. 2 points
    The sensei thwacking the student scene is a staple of martial arts movies.
  24. 2 points
    ijuin

    Deep Thoughts

    The King formerly known as Prince?
  25. 2 points
    The currency she uses is good enough to pass inspection by a kid working retail. But still I wonder . . . . Perhaps world economics are run by inhuman forces that are unconcerned with human law, ethics or morality.
  26. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "The Human has stopped coughing and is sorta up an moving. And he wants to sit in this chair. Meh, might as well let him" - Explorer the Cat.
  27. 2 points
    She has said that her flight was from telekinesis.
  28. 2 points
    ProfessorTomoe

    Holidaze

    Oh, one other thing - Mrs. Prof strode out of the computer area Saturday afternoon and pronounced, "Someone loves me, and it isn't you," with a grin on her face. She then showed me a pair of silly-looking cat slippers that someone for whom she had done a favor had sent her as a gift. Nice, comfy looking. Still, not a challenge one should allow to go by if at all possible, and in this case, I had a retort. You see, I had ordered her a birthday gift - a pair of lab-grown diamond earrings (small diamonds, but that's all I could afford) - and I'd hoped to give them to her at Friday's family Thanksgiving get-together. Well, UPS thwarted that with late delivery, but they did deliver while she was out running a cat errand Saturday morning. I'd opened up the package and was ready to spring it on her at the proper time, and wouldn't you know it, she presented the proper time with her little "someone loves me" remark. So, after letting a few comedy beats pass for effect, I went and retrieved the Zales box and brought it over to her. I then pronounced, "Someone loves you, and it's me," and handed her the box. The look on her face was priceless. She appreciated the gift very much, especially after I reassured her that I didn't break the bank in purchasing them (they were $59 plus tax - like I said, they were small). I had her try them on, and she looked lovely in them. Mission accomplished, on both fronts.
  29. 2 points
    mlooney

    Holidaze

    Due to living alone and not wanting to go out and make some one work on a holiday (i.e. waitstaff) I got my self something special for Thanksgiving. I'm having steak later today!
  30. 2 points
    Don Edwards

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    I remember one time when we were visiting a friend, a sudden ruckus came from down their hall. Which I was in position to look down. So they asked "What's that noise?" I replied "Your cat is fighting with a box. The more intelligent one is winning." Immediate response: "Oh, poor Misty, is that box beating up on you?"
  31. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "The Human kicked this blanket off the bed last night because he was over heating. He didn't put it back on the bed. He can wait until I'm done napping on it to put it back." - Explorer the Cat.
  32. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "The Human got a shot yesterday,so he's feeling a bit down this morning. I'll help by being close and purring" - Explorer the Cat.
  33. 2 points
    Latest Ruzzian seige system.
  34. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "The Human is still feeling down. Purrs and cuddles is the mission of the day!" - Explorer the Cat.
  35. 2 points
    Frankly, I don’t even care whether he’s jailed or not as long as he no longer has any influence over national or international affairs.
  36. 2 points
    The Old Hack

    Sleep shopping

    My partner once got six economy-sized bags of cat treats she didn't remember ordering. When challenged on the matter, her cat pretended to complete innocence.
  37. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "I'm back home! Didn't like the safe place. There was a small yappy dog!" - Explorer the Cat.
  38. 2 points
    mlooney

    This is a load of bull

    There you go, being reasonable.
  39. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "You look funny upside down!" - Explorer the Cat.
  40. 2 points
    Proof the world is not flat: if it were, cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now.
  41. 2 points
    ijuin

    Generic Table top gaming.

    Trees are SO dangerous, in fact, that after we kill them, we burn the corpses just to make sure!
  42. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "When In doubt clean. Words to live by" - Explorer the Cat.
  43. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "Gonna hang out in here for awhile, then join The Human in the living room. Suspect I'll be on his shoulders in a bit." - Explorer the Cat .
  44. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    The Human seems to be staying here. I'll just sit in his way for a bit, then go get something to eat.
  45. 2 points
    Herein lies the folly of assuming that the arithmetic mean is more descriptive of a population than the median or the mode.
  46. 2 points
    Well yes, but in terns of “causing the very international situation that you were seeking to prevent”, it fits.
  47. 2 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "The Human has gotten up late. As soon as he gets in the desk chair I'm gonna sit on him" - Explorer the Cat
  48. 2 points
    ijuin

    Sad news

    Ruling the whole world is too much stress and responsibility. I just want to dominate the people I meet, not a bunch of strangers I will never see.
  49. 2 points
    You say that, but one broke down during their first parade. They blamed it on driver error, but it took 30+ minutes to get it going again.
  50. 2 points
    The Old Hack

    Deep Thoughts

    I would call Ron DeSantis a pretty good argument for abortion into the 138th trimester.