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The Old Hack

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  1. Things that make you sad.

    [Content note: Pet illness.] My wife's cat Saki is struggling with a very serious infection. Saki was born with a noticeable overbite and it has made her very prone to infections in her mouth and throat. She has been on Prednisol treatments for a rather long time now, something which concerned her vet because of long term issues but alternate treatment methods did not yield good results and without it the poor thing was just so miserable. We have been aware that this might shorten Saki's life but accepted the tradeoff so she would at least have a good life until her time came. We just hadn't expected that it might come this fast. She might still survive for now, but right now it isn't looking good. Both I and my wife are stressing over this and I've had some trouble sleeping.
  2. Okay. It is no secret that I am a huge WWII buff, or at least it probably won't shock anyone here to learn it. I love a great many topics related to the war but one of my absolute favourites since childhood is fighter planes. I had a huge collection of model airplanes I'd assembled myself which took up almost half the space of one room. I just got hold of a DVD with a TV program about WWII German fighter jets, something which normally fascinates me endlessly. I sat down ready for an hour of happy geeking out. Then the narrator began. And droned on and on and on. I have never before heard anyone on TV with such a terribly boring voice. After a while I actually fell ASLEEP. The last I remembered was something about having trouble getting the High Command to allocate resources enough to developing their jets and then I woke up to something about how fuel shortages made it nearly impossible for the German jets to take to the air in the spring of '45. That narrator was so boring that he made me sleep through almost a whole program about one of the topics most fascinating to me throughout my life. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE.
  3. Things That Are Just Annoying

    As long as you don't have to repeal it first.
  4. NP Monday August 13, 2018

    Let us all pray sincerely to whatever powers we believe in that Jack Snyder will never be pegged to direct a Pokémon movie.
  5. This Day In History

    I hear the iPhone XI will have a compartment you can use to keep superhero uniforms in. An unfortunate side effect of spies and observers delivering inflated reports of enemy losses because OKW didn't want to hear of the actual ones, which were too low. I understand Stalin tried to send the bill to Mexico. They didn't pay for that one, either. A missed opportunity, that. "Only you can keep yourself from getting stupidly mauled by bears" is actually a message with some point to it.
  6. NP Monday August 13, 2018

    I thought all the fighting in this game was done through Grace-a-Monsters? *scratches head*
  7. This Day In History

    And no-one ever as much as even mentioned Lister's faithful companion Rimmer.
  8. NP Friday August 10, 2018

    http://egscomics.com/egsnp/gam-24 Double, double toil and trouble...
  9. NP Friday August 10, 2018

    I am no huge Pokémon buff so I am not sure. Are they going to be some sort of Team Rocket parody?
  10. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    It's okay, there is no global warming. Some politician said the rising water levels are caused by rocks falling into the ocean.
  11. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Nah, but it's not strange. There's a lot of old hacks out there.
  12. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Sheesh, these drugs have all sorts of weird side effects. I heard that someone blamed Ambien for them making racist remarks.
  13. This Day In History

    This was actually true, but fortunately kindly natives helped the struggling colonists out with supplies of food and instructions in how to hunt and survive. Surely this kindness would be repaid later on.
  14. This Day In History

    If he had, I am sure he would have shot it down. Possibly not expect. But they had their hopes. It was their belief that if the Belgians merely rolled over and let the Germans have their way, they might pass through so fast that it could have become a political fait accompli and that other countries, principally England, would merely have issued formal diplomatic protests. But because of the 'unwarranted' Belgian resistance the advance got so bogged down that England was eventually forced to declare war in spite of considerable reluctance to do so at even this late date. The Germans resented this stiff Belgian resistance and as a result treated the Belgians very harshly to 'teach them a lesson.' Rather to the surprise of the somewhat befuddled General Staff of the Germans, the Belgians resented this and provided them with considerable trouble throughout the occupation.
  15. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Thank you for keeping us posted, Prof. I hope everything will turn out okay.
  16. Word of Dan Discussion

    No, it is a large melon-like fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice.
  17. Story Wednesday August 1, 2018

    http://egscomics.com/comic/sister3-310 And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make...
  18. Word of Dan Discussion

    That seems kind of sad. Especially since we know that what Elliot is really good at is adding two and two together and get the cube root of watermelon.
  19. NP Friday 03 August, 2018

    I include sitting on the flatbed of a Ford pickup truck in that as long as I have my bedroll to sit on and my backpack to lean against.
  20. Story Wednesday August 1, 2018

    There is a "This is CANON" image in the commentary beneath the first comic in the story.
  21. This Day In History

    That depends. If that power happens to be Monaco or the Vatican, it might be a bit more even match.
  22. Word of Dan Discussion

    This is actually a big problem for me. With magic going mainstream, it becomes possible for Tedd to grant that wish not just for Sam but for any trans people who wish a complete transition. Obviously this would result in a huge legal mess (just to point out one consequence) as well as backlash from the religious right, but to help just one and then stop seems... wrong to me. At the very least, they should realise that this is a fight they will have to face at some point and prepare for it.
  23. Story Wednesday August 1, 2018

    Fair enough, but given how obtuse he had been about it in story till now, I personally am not yet convinced.
  24. Story, Monday July 30, 2018

    That reminds me of one of my favourite Peanuts strips ever.
  25. Story, Monday July 30, 2018

    And a big reason for a dramatic increase in fratricide, too.