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The Old Hack

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    The Old Hack reacted to mlooney in Story Monday, August 19, 2019   
    I would buy a ebook version of this book.
     
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in Things That Make You Happy   
    My invitation to be a guest on Jon St. John's NotCon at Sea 2020 cruise became officially official this week with this announcement post:

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    The Old Hack got a reaction from Darth Fluffy in Story Monday, August 19, 2019   
    Expressing my actual opinion of him would take me weeks or months and would end up looking something like 'The Oxford Dictionary of Obscenities and Vulgar Expressions'.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from Darth Fluffy in Story Friday August 16, 2019   
    Load of nonsense. After all, IBM themselves said that some stupid device for making copies of written material would never be of any use in office work.
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    The Old Hack reacted to hkmaly in Story Wednesday August 21, 2019   
    Seems so.
    This would be good opportunity to expand what we already knew, but no.
    I'm not sure he would ask if NOT in mute phase. In fact, maybe he asked - and Edward didn't answered. Or said just DGB. I'm sure this happens often so Tedd is used to it.
    Meanwhile, Ashley didn't stopped staring at Jeremy and she moved to him quite fast. With predictable result.
    Seem she doesn't have much experience with cats.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Don Edwards in NP Friday, Aug 16, 2019   
    It isn't so much the oxygen percentage, it's the oxygen partial pressure - i.e. how much air pressure oxygen is providing.
    Prior to Apollo 1, our manned space missions routinely used pure-oxygen environments - at partial pressures roughly equivalent to the oxygen content of the atmosphere at sea level.
    The Apollo 1 fire occurred in a test of whether the space capsule would keep the air in. So they pressured it to above one atmosphere... with pure oxygen. Under those conditions, practically everything is flammable and some things are extremely easy to ignite - a few things will even self-ignite, that won't under more normal conditions.
    The after-fire review asked two big questions that nobody had good answers for: why were they using pure oxygen for this test when ordinary air would have been fine, and what was the point of having the astronauts present for the test?
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    The Old Hack reacted to Pharaoh RutinTutin in Story Wednesday August 21, 2019   
    https://egscomics.com/comic/party-051
    So one day Edward Verres brought home a kitten with hedgehog spines (the spiky hairs) and Tedd never bothered to ask from where it originated.
    If this was in Tedd's "Mute" phase, it probably was just one of many questions that simply didn't rise to the threshold of vocalization.
    And, as always for cats, if you actually want to be near the cat, the cat wants nothing to do with you.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Haylo in Story Wednesday August 21, 2019   
    Look intently, straight at kitty, for just a second or two; then look away as if bored. Message: I see you and think I can trust you with my back turned.
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    The Old Hack reacted to mlooney in Story Wednesday August 21, 2019   
    I've found that squatting down and pointing finger at the cat will draw them in.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from ProfessorTomoe in This Day In History   
    I definitely prefer 'free to be rude' to 'jackbooted into arresting and imprisoning/executing/sending to labour or extermination camps for Voicing The Wrong Opinion or an accident of birth'.
    Well, either that or his watch stopped.
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    The Old Hack reacted to CritterKeeper in Story Monday, August 12, 2018   
    I'm sorry you felt pressured or targeted, that was not my intent.   I was engaging in a theoretical discussion, using hyperbole to illustrate a point.  Social ostracism has been shown, time and again, to be one of the worst punishments a person can face.  Hence why "shunning" was so feared, and so effective a deterrent.  The person I quoted (who was not you) had brought up the point of what our goal should be regarding those who commit social offenses, and I was agreeing with them.  You had not addressed their point in that matter, so I wasn't seeing myself as replying to you, only to them and the overall discussion.
    That's the point I was replying to.  Not your post, or I would have quoted you instead of them.
    Trying to resist the temptation to quote Magneto....that might be seen as rude....
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from ProfessorTomoe in This Day In History   
    I definitely prefer 'free to be rude' to 'jackbooted into arresting and imprisoning/executing/sending to labour or extermination camps for Voicing The Wrong Opinion or an accident of birth'.
    Well, either that or his watch stopped.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from ProfessorTomoe in This Day In History   
    I definitely prefer 'free to be rude' to 'jackbooted into arresting and imprisoning/executing/sending to labour or extermination camps for Voicing The Wrong Opinion or an accident of birth'.
    Well, either that or his watch stopped.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Darth Fluffy in This Day In History   
    You set your lake on fire once, and nobody lets you live it down ...
     
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    The Old Hack reacted to hkmaly in Story Monday, August 12, 2018   
    I think The Old Hack would recommend them to move. That's option you missed.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Skip in NP Friday, Aug 16, 2019   
    The body has a forced breath reaction to CO2 above a certain threshold, there isn’t a O2 bio sensor as such. In fact any anaerobic exercise is due to a local lack of O2 and ATP to burn. This is why if you want to hold your breath for a longer time it pays to breathe out deeply a few times first to purge your lungs of as much residual CO2 as possible.
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    The Old Hack reacted to ijuin in NP Friday, Aug 16, 2019   
    The blue kryptonite affected Bizarro because it was created using the same process that created Bizarro-Superman, thus it was Bizarro kryptonite.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Haylo in Story Monday, August 19, 2019   
    Fortunately, I really like decompressed stories, so having Ashley first step into the house 50 comics into the party arc is fine by me.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from Darth Fluffy in NP Friday, Aug 16, 2019   
    I do.
    The green variant was the killing one.
    The red one was the one which would do something absurd like turning him into a monkey, making him bald, turning him into a girl... anything the plot demanded.
    The white variant killed plants. Any and all plants, earth ones included.
    The gold variant would permanently remove all superpowers from Kryptonians.
    Finally, there was a blue kind which only affected Bizarro doubles of Superman, for some reason.
    These were the kinds I remember from silver age comics. They mostly got done away with after Crisis on Infinite Earths. They experimented a bit with a 90s variant, but for some reason it didn't make him snarl, distort him anatomically and cover him with pouches.
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    The Old Hack reacted to ijuin in NP Friday, Aug 16, 2019   
    All isotopes of lead other than Pb-210 are either stable or have a half-life of three hours or less (and thus are long gone in any sample that hasn't been massively irradiated within the last week). Pb-210 exists as an intermediate decay product of uranium decay at parts-per-billion concentrations, but with its 22-year half-life, you won't see it in natural rocks lacking in uranium.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_lead
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in This Day In History   
    Recording: "Your Speedo will self destruct in two seconds. Good luck, Michael."
    Michael: 
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from ProfessorTomoe in What makes a Web comic work ...   
    Everyone has different tastes and I have learned just to roll with it whenever I get told, "I don't like this artwork." I figure this person knows their own taste better than I do, anyway.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Darth Fluffy in What makes a Web comic work ...   
    Much agree.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Darth Fluffy in Story Monday, August 12, 2018   
     
    I do not recall what prompted it, but I've been thinking about this lately. What is existence? Can you say that a fictional character, such as Diane exists? My take on it is that in some sense she must, else why are we able to discuss her. She exists in Dan's mind, who is using his vision of her personality to write her into his comic, and she exists in his community of fans; she even has a few works of prose on the web describing her.
    Yet clearly, she does not exist in the same sense as a real person. Your forgiveness/unforgiveness can affect your neighbor. It will never matter to Diane.
    My dad passed away a number of years ago. Is he a real person? He obviously was a real person, he's not fictitious, but today he shares many characteristics with web comic characters. He, like Lincoln, Napoleon, or Guy Fawkes, exists primarily as a memory, or as a legend. My youngest kids barely remember him.
    What about my hypothetical descendants? Do they exist? They will exist (presumably I'll have at least some more), So it seems they are also not merely fictitious, but they have only a potential existence at this point.
    Even among fictitious characters, there seems to be a hierarchy of realness; how fleshed out the character is, how well presented, how memorable. "Is often discussed" seems to be an observable aspect of this, or "Is often reused", like Sherlock Holmes. Actually, since a character can be viewed as property, it has a legal existence.
    You could also make a case for people, as personalities, only exist in their own and other people's heads. To be fair, you could record details in a notebook, you could create a fictional character with perceived similar characteristics, and that personality will play out through the actions of that person's body to affect the physical world around them, but in a very real sense, the actual person is the neural software running on the meat based computer.
     
     
    Heh, I get what you are saying. I like and subscribe to the turn the other cheek philosophy, I have seen situations defuse by one party taking it upon themselves to not pursue a conflict, and it seems healthier. But there does seem to be times when you pretty much have to stand up to the bully and let him know you won't back down. <shrug> I'm no oracle, with an infallible sense of right and wrong. I think for me, sometimes missing a third option has been more of an issue.
     
     
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    The Old Hack reacted to Illjwamh in This Day In History   
    BOOO!