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by Mongrel
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Election 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1125

Re: Election 2018

More cheery news! Secretary of State Kris Kobach is working hard to ensure that the election for governor between Kris Kobach and Laura Kelly is run in a just and impartial manner. Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up ...
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism
Replies: 152
Views: 21172

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Yogi Berra's famous aphorism about nobody going anywhere because it's too popular is apparently perfectly possible if you have owners who are simply too rich and stubborn to care about actually making money.

Atlantic: How Manhattan Became a Rich Ghost Town
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.
Replies: 277
Views: 14755

Re: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.


Gotta love them cellphones.

EDIT: Cheap, but I laughed:

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by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze
Replies: 452
Views: 47987

Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Starr and I just decided that henceforth Dougie will be known as "Premier Stay Puft".
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: GOP Will Shit Itself
Replies: 810
Views: 64384

Re: GOP Will Shit Itself



:rofl:
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 45
Views: 1951

Re: The Antisocial Network

I'm reminded about Thad and Brent talking about security updates yesterday and how we're just driving everyone towards trusting nothing. Speaking of which, Discord added a rider to their TOS to deny users the ability to take part in a class-action lawsuit against them. 1052777579961176064 Pretty su...
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 45
Views: 1951

Re: The Antisocial Network

@ Thad: Oh yeah, fuck Autoplay.
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: MASHUP MEGATHREAD
Replies: 38
Views: 5905

Re: MASHUP MEGATHREAD

Overly violent/aggressive/macho hip hop vocals recombined with wildly inappropriate backing music is one of my favourite genres.

This is... decent by that standard; good, but not Biggie Smalls vs Thomas the Tank Engine good.
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Games
Topic: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen
Replies: 110
Views: 15325

Re: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen

For me it really just boils down to time efficiency. "Am I skilled enough to pick up this game and figure it out well enough to win it in the first couple goes with no savescumming? If not, do care enough about this game to play it for X months?" Since the answer to that is usually "N...
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 45
Views: 1951

Re: The Antisocial Network

I don't mind having videos on an article for those who want them, but I just want to read things.

For one thing, it's invariably a hell of a lot faster than watching a video with the same content.
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 45
Views: 1951

Re: The Antisocial Network

And now that they've been found out, that's going to destroy thousands of careers of people who make videos. It already is. Part of the reason this is all over the news is because of the widespread layoffs to video staff among media orgs. Also, yeah, people who lose money by cheaping out in trying ...
by Mongrel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Games
Topic: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen
Replies: 110
Views: 15325

Re: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen

I always think about all of the improvements long war makes, but then stop myself from using it because aside from removing some of the bullshit it also just makes the game harder which I'm not sure I really want either. Yeah. In my Really Long Review of Long War a few months back, I basically went...
by Mongrel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Antisocial Network
Replies: 45
Views: 1951

Re: The Antisocial Network

I assume many of you have seen this news by now, but it's still worth mentioning: 1052403439613829120 1052404176779587589 Facebook is THE reason every fucking website tries to show you a video instead of just giving you a fucking article to read. Oh and also incidentally destroyed thousands of caree...
by Mongrel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Hot Tweets Cool Treats
Replies: 1162
Views: 96617

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

by Mongrel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: "Unrest In the Middle East" - a valid headline for over 2000 years.
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: "Unrest In the Middle East" - a valid headline for over 2000 years.



Let he who is without sin cast the first solid-fuelled Theatre Ballistic Missile.
by Mongrel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze
Replies: 452
Views: 47987

Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Beat's correct that generally there's no At-Will employment in Canada once you pass a probation period (almost always three weeks). Weed at work has basically been left to the employer, so regulations will vary enormously, with some companies saying its fine as long as you don't work impaired, while...
by Mongrel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: "Unrest In the Middle East" - a valid headline for over 2000 years.
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: "Unrest In the Middle East" - a valid headline for over 2000 years.

Now, this is the New York Post, so take it with a massive chunk of salt, but supposedly Audio reveals details of Jamal Khashoggi’s torture, decapitation

Any of that could be suspect, especially the bit about the Consul ordering the killing, so I guess we'll see what does or doesn't get released.
by Mongrel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze
Replies: 452
Views: 47987

Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Weed is legal in Canada today. This is mostly unremarkable, but every time the news mentions we're only the second country EVER (after Uruguay of all places - yes the Netherlands doesn't count as it's only locally unrestricted), to have nationally-legal weed I'm still kind of flabbergasted. In many ...
by Mongrel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen
Replies: 110
Views: 15325

Re: XCom: Flooding the Market with Dead Poisonlizard Salarymen

Yeah, I think they leaned far too much on artificially restricting your team, which removes the gameplay option of "send lots and lots of disposable guys vs sending a smaller, more highly trained team." Also a lot of the enemy AI stuff is just bullshit, where they're just granted the abili...
by Mongrel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey... Hi there, just asking about LPs... LPs are cool, you're cool...
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: Hey... Hi there, just asking about LPs... LPs are cool, you're cool...

WingSounds wrote:time of miracles.


Hell, I'm pretty sure I've seen that listed as a feature one of the board's regular video nights.

Weird 90's cartoons are a thing around here. Among other things.