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  1. 4 points
    So like most bosses... The Cat knows that you are supposed to be doing SOMETHING at the desk The Cat has no idea what it is you are supposed to be doing And despite (or perhaps because of) your requests and suggestions, The Cat just gets in the way
  2. 4 points
    The Old Hack

    Things You Find Amusing

    That happens so often. One of my Burmese cats tended towards being fat, so the first time my wife saw him, she called him Fatso. I instantly turned it into Catso and the poor thing was stuck with that for the rest of his life. Her current cat is even less fortunate. Her full name is by now Precious Princess Pretty Kitty Meow-Meow.
  3. 4 points
    Cats are soft and warm and fluffy Anything that is also soft and warm and fluffy but isn't a cat is obviously incomplete so she is obligated to cover it with her scent and hair to make it as cat like as possible
  4. 4 points
    The Old Hack

    The New Trolley Problem

    PROBLEM: A trolley is rushing out of control down a single track at a speed of about 30 mph, or 50 km/h. There is no-one within line of sight in any danger of being hit by the trolley. ELEMENTS: You are standing next to the track. The trolley will pass you harmlessly in ten seconds. Next to you stands Harvey Weinstein, film producer and serial sexual predator. He is also in no danger of being hit. PROPOSED SOLUTION: Shove Weinstein onto the track. This will stop the trolley in a few more seconds when it hits him. COURSE OF ACTION: Do it. Even though the track seems clear, that might not be true further down the line. Someone could get seriously hurt, so it has to be done for safety's sake. It is the only responsible thing to do.
  5. 4 points
    Darth Fluffy

    NP Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

    I hear he's going to star in a historical documentary on the life of a famous composer. He'll be Bach.
  6. 4 points
    Don Edwards

    This Day In History

    The violin, obviously. You've all heard the fuss about Sax and violins.
  7. 3 points
    mlooney

    Story Monday, Jun 1, 2020

    Noted for my Bard character in my current D&D game.
  8. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    "I'll sharpen my claws on my favorite book this morning. While I get in the way of The Human and his cup of tea. Boring stuff tea" - Explorer the Cat
  9. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    I came home from D&D plus shopping and found Explorer the Cat in bed. She followed me around while I put up my shopping and put my laptop back on it's desk. Once I got changed into my bed clothes and got in bed she climbed right up next to me and started purring.
  10. 3 points
    ProfessorTomoe

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    A little something Mrs. Prof typed up about our current foster cat:
  11. 3 points
    ProfessorTomoe

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Mrs. Prof's foster cat project in the sewing room is coming along nicely. With Mrs. Prof out taking care of TNR trapping tonight, I'm home with only cats for company, so I thought I'd go in and pay Crystal (the foster cat) a visit - my first solo visit to her. To my surprise, she did not freak out and run off to hide. She was on a platform of a cat tree, and all she did was look up at me as I walked toward her. When I reached her, I easily began petting her. She leaned into it and, for lack of a better phrase, started enjoying the hell out of it. I gave her pets and scratches and rubs for a solid 10 minutes. She ate it all up. The only thing she wasn't a fan of was tummy rubs, so I took that off the buffet line rather quickly. She was willing to go for more beyond the 10 minutes I was in there, but my back was having no more of it. Fortunately, she didn't complain when I left. She just sort of rolled and purred. Interesting encounter.
  12. 3 points
    ProfessorTomoe

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Update on Baker the cat: Baker had two good pees overnight. No apparent litter tossing. Mrs. Prof was impressed enough that she decided not to give him the medicine that makes him all goofy 'n stuff. He's trotting around the house like normal today, so far.
  13. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    She's been exactly what I needed these last few months.
  14. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Explorer the Cat sleeping in the cat-cave.
  15. 3 points
    Woke up this morning feeling remarkably better. Saw no reason to waste the doctor's (or my) time. Cancelled the appointment. Why go in when you're not sick? First time this has happened to me in ages.
  16. 3 points
    Give me a head with hair, magically controllable hair Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen Give me down to there hair, stays still a while longer Here, baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddy Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it, as long as I don't need to cut or comb it, my hair
  17. 3 points
    ijuin

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    My kitty found a nest of mice today and managed to kill them without actually shedding any of their blood--apparently he killed them by choking them or via blunt impact rather than biting through their skin. He didn't seem interested in eating them, though--he just wanted to show off to his humans that he caught them. He got much praise and pats and some kitty treats for his trouble.
  18. 3 points
    You forget that the most important rule for Cats is to always keep the human guessing
  19. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Explorer the Cat in her big box.
  20. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Explorer the Cat hanging out in the bedroom under the chair in front of the bedroom computer desk.
  21. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    I went back to bed after being up for a few hours, mainly to read and watch videos. Explorer the Cat climbed onto my chest and is laying between me and the computer on my lap. She's purring very loudly and is in general being A Very Good Cat.
  22. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    COVID-19 Sadness

    Back when I took a class in Computational Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen in 2002, we had a functional PDP-9 as part of our server security. Admittedly its security function was being big and heavy and blocking a window that represented a physical security hole. Thieves had entered the server room through that window and stolen hardware more than once. The PDP-9 put a stop to that.
  23. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    A closeup of a very alert Explorer the Cat. EtC thinking about jumping off the desk, but not doing it. EtC giving a bit of side eye from on top of my workstation, Godzilla.
  24. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Explorer the Cat getting ready to do a little toe pouncing.
  25. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    Things That Are Just Annoying

    Intimidating fellow. Any chance he may be of Danish descent?
  26. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    I just got a box from Amazon that had some tea and some powered cream in it. I took the tea and cream out of it and set the box down. Explorer the Cat took control of the box almost as soon as I put it down.
  27. 3 points
    Don Edwards

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    My son-in-law has a tale from his teenage years. The home of a friend of his had a basement that was a big open space with a wall in the middle - not connected to other walls. In other words you could treat the basement as an oval track. The cats did. In one corner was a window, and a bed under the window. The cats would, after running a few laps, would jump up and touch-and-jump off the bed to go outside for a bit. In the middle of the night. My son-in-law stayed there one night, and slept in that bed. So he was suddenly awakened by a cat bouncing off his stomach heading for the window. And then another. By the time the third one came, he was sitting up, so the third and fourth cats crashed into his side. The bed being directly under the window got a cold draft at night, so the lead cats suddenly discovered the hard way that he had closed the window. And he got cats landing on his head.
  28. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    After spending most of the night huddled up close to me, Explorer the Cat has the zips this morning. Glad to see it, as I'd rather have an active happy cat than one freaking out and hiding from the world.
  29. 3 points
    Despite not being feverishly enthusiastic about any of the candidates (and grateful for simply not being feverish) I voted in the primary This time, the "I Voted" sticker they handed out had a picture of a Manatee (Manatee County, Florida) I would much rather vote for a Manatee than most of the available Elephants and Donkeys
  30. 3 points
    Darth Fluffy

    Story Monday, March 9, 2020

    I was with a real bitch yesterday. She was demanding to be petted, licking my hand, wagging her tail, staring at me with her big eyes. If I took a break, she got up and rested her front paws on my legs and gave me a "You know you're not done." look.
  31. 3 points
    If Cats would have bothered to write their own hieroglyphics and spent less than eighteen hours a day napping, I and my relatives would have been out of our jobs
  32. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    That's a fox face. Foxes are cat software running on dog hardware.
  33. 3 points
    mlooney

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Explorer the cat making it hard to type and chilling on the desk.
  34. 3 points
    ijuin

    Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Nothing is heavier than a sleeping cat. Nothing is lighter than the heart of a person who is loved by a cat.
  35. 3 points
    ProfessorTomoe

    Things That Make You Happy

    First good result from beta testing of Derivations - what was track 9 is now track 1. The placement works so much better, and the transition from the old track 8 to track 10 is wonderful. Burned a new CD for in-car testing on the way down to Galveston on Sunday. Fingers crossed!
  36. 3 points
    Pharaoh RutinTutin

    Favorite Quotes

    I just opened this fortune cookie "Engage in group activities that further transformation". Did I get a cookie intended for Moperville?
  37. 3 points
    CritterKeeper

    Things You Find Amusing

    I love how "my cat" seems to be a part of her name! Every reference is to "Explorer, my cat," or "My cat, Explorer," pretty much without fail. Kind of like how my Patrick was never Pat. After the fifth or sixth time one of our receptionists tried to call him "Saint Patrick" and ended up saying "Sir Patrick" instead, that became part of his name, too, his full title being "Sir Patrick the Fuzzy-Mouse Slayer" for his fondness for the little fake-fur cat-toy mice we carried then.
  38. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    Friday, December 20, 2019

    I can tolerate that people hold strongly to a religious belief. I cannot and will not tolerate that they attempt to impose their religious belief on me either personally or politically. I will to the end of my life fight against attitudes so insular and so blind that they will deny me my personal identity, liberties and rights simply because my existence makes them feel uncomfortable. And since I strongly feel that this sort of oppression links together and intersects, that includes the oppression they direct towards beliefs other than their own, persons of colour and Blacks, the disabled, all other LGBTQI* people and the impoverished. That is all.
  39. 3 points
    Literarily allergic to cats. >_>
  40. 3 points
    No, it is not possible Phobia implies an irrational or excessive fear There is no such thing as "Too Much" fear when we must confront our feline overlords Love Cats Admire Cats Take them into your family Treat them as friends But always fear them and remember your proper place
  41. 3 points
    ijuin

    The New Trolley Problem

    Obviously we must bring back municipal trolley/streetcar systems!
  42. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    This Day In History

    I thought it wasn't until he saw poop. Dog poop. The atheistic stance that rings closest to true for me is actually from Babylon Five. Marcus Cole. "Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe."
  43. 3 points
    Hilariously easy in exactly his case. Normally I despise the trolley problem because it is so contrived. But in exactly Superman's case, he could just step out and brake the trolley with his own body. In this case, the challenge would be if Superman had lost his powers, as he so frequently does. If he had, the real Superman would step out and block the trolley anyway, damn the consequences. Much better way to show the price of his morals.
  44. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    This Day In History

    There are so many reasons why this would not work, one of which is that the tests need not be applied in good faith. It would merely join gerrymandering as another tool in the toolbox of voter suppression. The only thing I personally see as working is better education for everybody.
  45. 3 points
    I hope you remember to clean up your workout equipment when you're done I hate it when the guy in front of me leaves the 13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pound weight as a sweaty mess
  46. 3 points
    Absolutely right person. You are just in Trump's very own bubble. You stubbornly defend Trump, who: -- defends Nazis. He said there were good people on both sides in Charlottesville. -- persecutes LGBTQI* people. He ordered trans people out of the military. You know, dangerous threats to society like me. -- fawns over and kowtows to dictators. Kim Jong Un is grateful for the platform Trump gave him. Erdogan made Trump abandon the Kurds with ONE phone call. Putin has gained SO much from Trump's decisions. -- is openly disablist, misogynistic, racist and promulgates hatred and distrust. -- calls the intelligence services of the United States incompetent, untrustworthy and untruthful. You know, well known partisan organisations like DHS and CIA. These have never had Republican leaders ever. -- engages in smear campaigns against top ranked diplomats who have served the US loyally for decades. -- Routinely defames decorated war veterans and insults Gold Star families. -- conversely, he just gave a pardon to a war criminal who had shot down an unarmed not yet fully grown girl in a flower-decorated burkah. Over the objections of the Pentagon. -- engages in outright witness tampering by tweeting libel and threats at men and women who have been called to Congress as fact witnesses. And you justify all of this by saying "Democrats are just as bad or at least they would do it if they could do it, too." None of the above is justifiable. No matter the party the perpetrator pretends to belong to.
  47. 3 points
    ChronosCat

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    From what I remember of those days, you were just the sort of moderator we needed back then. Someone less aggressive might have let too much slide (I'm pretty sure I would have). As a moderator you might be a less ideal match for the current more sedate forums, but I still think you're a good moderator. You may pull out the moderator red a little fast at times, but you always give people warnings before taking any more drastic action (in fact, I don't think I've even seen you do anything more drastic than lock a thread since I returned). ...This has gotten me thinking of the work you do for this forum, and have done for years, and while it's on my mind I'd like to say "thank you" for that work.
  48. 3 points
    I'd like to go a little bit more into partisanship. Not all partisanship is unreasonable. There are people on both sides who may have good reason to fear the extremists on the other side. Those fears are not easily laid to rest and while there is no communication there cannot be compromise. Worse, some things are impossible to compromise on. Take me, for example. I am a trans woman. The right wing, not only in the US but in Denmark, considers me a threat to society. They make laws designed to protect society from the danger they believe I pose. For example, I might go into a bathroom and commit rape on people there. Or, I should be kept from serving my country in its armed forces. (I am fifty-three, and I served my duty when I was much younger. My identity notwithstanding I engaged in no act of treason nor did I endanger my comrades in arms.) I should not be allowed to have a job purely based on my conviction that I am a woman. What society thinks is more important than me, and it is better than I be destroyed than I be allowed my personal conception of myself. Which part of that should I be willing to compromise on? I cannot offhand give examples of similar attitudes on the right wing for obvious reasons, but I am sure they exist and I am equally sure that these beliefs are as valid to them as mine are to me. I don't think that the people who hold their beliefs sacred have any great hope of the other side being willing to listen to them, either. Now let me speak briefly of a gentleman named Justin Amash. He was a founder of the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives and I suspect I have few political ideals in common with him. And yet he gave me a political gut punch mere months ago. When the Mueller Report came out, he was the only Republican who saw it as concerning enough to question the President's fitness to serve. And yet that was not what stunned me. What stunned me was that he said -- I am paraphrasing, mind you -- "I have spent four days reading this report. I have had my staff help me analyse it and discuss critical issues with me. And yet when I speak with my fellow members of this institution, I get the impression that nine out of ten of them have not even bothered to read it. They have made up their minds based on partisanship alone." And of course he got me there. I hadn't tried to read it, either. I'd made my mind up on partisanship alone, too. Now, you could argue that it wasn't my duty to, and that I don't have a staff to help me, but that is not the point. The point is, I didn't even try. With that one remark Mr. Amash cast the entire nightmare of partisanship into stark relief for me and I was deeply shaken for the rest of the evening. He has since been repudiated by his own former caucus and his party, and I honestly doubt that the Democrats will welcome him either. Nor do I think him capable of such a drastic political flip-flop even if they would. Even so, I still deeply respect him for his commitment and his willingness to lay his political life on the line. He is the loyal opposition that any government could only dream of, and were he in the majority he would be the kind of leader I would wish my political adversaries to have. In fact, I would rather have just one Justin Amash than ten million Bernie Sanderses or Elizabeth Warrens. And if it came to picking a political leader of my country and I could choose between a Justin Amash and either of those other two, Mr. Amash would get my vote. That is all.
  49. 3 points
    I do not wish to enter the internal American political discussions but I do feel a need to describe how this looks from the Danish point of view. We have seen the President of the United States again and again yield way to dictators and embrace their praise of him when he did. We saw President Trump in Helsinki where he praised Putin and called Putin's offer to take charge of American citizens and have his intelligence service interrogate them 'incredibly generous.' We witnessed the United States rightly demand the expulsion of Putin's Russia from the G8 when the Russians invaded Ukraine -- and now later we have beheld the sight of Trump agitating for Russia's readmission even though her attack on Ukraine is ongoing. Now, most lately, we have witnessed how Trump withdrew his support from Kurdish allies without warning, leaving them to the untender mercies of the dictator Erdogan. And we wonder why Trump seems to be fighting so hard for Putin's goals. Not long ago President Emmanuel Macron declaimed that the United States could no longer be trusted to uphold its NATO obligations. As a citizen of Denmark and a veteran of the Danish Army, I have long supported the United States. Not just out of gratitude for my life and freedom, which I owe to an America that did not embrace the craven and shortsighted 'America First' doctrine, but also later on when Danish troops, planes and naval vessels supported the US during the Iraq war, in Afghanistan and also in the second Iraq war. I believed in the 'weapons of mass destructions' claim and even after it was disproven, I would still have supported a US attack on Iraq if it had used the simple justification of Saddam Hussein being a clear and present danger to peace in the middle east. I met an Iraqi immigrant in Denmark who told me that he did not care what anybody else accused the United States of. He would forever be grateful to them for removing Saddam Hussein. I live in a country which Russia during the Cold War considered a simple obstacle, nothing more. The presence of Denmark to them consisted of an inconvenient bottleneck in which they risked getting their fleet blocked from entering the Atlantic during a potential war. Their plan to deal with this was to drop nuclear devices on every single Danish major city and airport -- even the small local sports airfields -- as well as carpet nuke the entire width of southern Jutland to keep NATO troops from entering the country. They would have left nothing alive in the place I call home and in spite of all still love. These are the people which Trump unhesitatingly would leave us at the mercy of, in spite of any treaty obligations. I do not agree with President Macron on very much. I consider him repellent. But I agree with him about the United States, and that terrifies me.
  50. 3 points
    The Old Hack

    Monday, November 4, 2019

    I created a pirate who was imaginatively named "Jolly Roger" for my superhero game. One of his best and most successful superpowers was that he had a stuffed parrot with a built in radio transmitter sitting on his shoulder. But the radio wasn't the point. The point was to tempt any enemy he faced into spending an attack on it to knock it off his shoulder. And it worked. Every time. EVERY. TIME. That consarned parrot had one purpose and one purpose only. Ablative armor. And it didn't once fail him. My players didn't catch on to it until after the campaign ended and I actually told them. That resulted in a lot of laughs, facepalming and even kudos to the guy. He was really low powered in general but worked mainly on smarts, and the players applauded him for pulling such a simple yet irresistible trick on them.