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by Thad
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 427
Views: 35866

Re: TV Series On The Television

...so, uh, I think I must have fallen asleep in the middle of HBO's Sunday night programming block and had a fever dream where all the shows ran together, because I could have sworn I just saw an episode of Silicon Valley about a robot being sexually abused.
by Thad
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1528
Views: 104714

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

The DNC has filed a suit against the Trump campaign, Russia, and Wikileaks for leaking its E-Mails during the 2016 campaign. I've read up on the suit on Techdirt , Popehat , and Litigation and Trial , and my conclusion is that this is a bad suit that makes a lot of spurious claims. There's not much ...
by Thad
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 161
Views: 18435

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

The Red for Ed movement has gotten big in Arizona, as in a lot of states. It's certainly looking like the gubernatorial election in November is going to be about education. Ducey's likely Democratic challenger is David Garcia , an ASU professor who ran for School Superintendent in '14 and is making ...
by Thad
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Podcasts where it isn't stand up comedians talking and talking (and talking)
Replies: 17
Views: 1916

Re: Podcasts where it isn't stand up comedians talking and talking (and talking)

So, regarding the question about what happened to all the free Talkin' Toons downloads:

3 gigs of them just showed up on Feed Burner.
by Thad
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 427
Views: 35866

Re: TV Series On The Television

Season 4 is a lot like season 3. It's got occasional bright spots, mostly from Ralph Dibny, so it hasn't entirely forgotten how to be fun...but it mostly has. Legends is great now, though. Also, I thought Black Lightning had a fantastic debut season. It's like if The Incredibles were a drama, set ag...
by Thad
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Justice
Replies: 75
Views: 8077

Re: Justice

Kris Kobach is not having a good year. In January, the Kansas secretary of state’s voter-fraud commission disbanded in an effort to duck multiple lawsuits. In March, his claims of widespread noncitizen voting were torn apart in open court, reducing his defining crusade to a punchline. And on Wednes...
by Thad
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 427
Views: 35866

Re: TV Series On The Television

I'm a little behind on Flash; I just watched the episode where the A story is that Barry is mad at Ralph for making jokes all the time. And it's like, wow, they've distilled everything that's gone horribly wrong with the show into an actual plotline, to the point that the main character is actually ...
by Thad
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43880

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Yeah, it looks like I can get a smooth and consistent 30fps at Very High settings if I change my system refresh rate to 30 and turn on vsync in the game. There's probably a way to set up a script that'll do that automatically; change the system refresh rate when the game's launched and after it exit...
by Thad
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Game musings and news
Replies: 1108
Views: 89505

Re: Game musings and news

It appears that you can buy Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill on cartridge now.

There was word, during the Kickstarter, about being able to buy it as a ROM download too, but I haven't seen any such release for non-backers yet.
by Thad
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43880

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Good to know; I'll look into it.

As for the controller issue, I was running the latest Steam beta; I downgraded to the stable version and that fixed it.
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43880

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Well, my system RAM is above the recommended specs (recommended is 12GB, I've got 16). I think my graphics card's only got 4GB, so that could be it. Could also be the processor, which is only an i3. I fired up GameMode and it's improved the framerate, so that suggests the processor was at least part...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 427
Views: 35866

Re: TV Series On The Television

Gotta say, the most recent Silicon Valley kinda really irritates me the more I think about it. An A-plot about how hard it is to be a Christian and how they're a minority that faces discrimination can kinda fuck completely off, y'know? It didn't offend me, but it was pretty hacky. I don't think the...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Media
Topic: IT IS THE YEAR 2005
Replies: 15
Views: 2948

Re: IT IS THE YEAR 2005

I learned a few new things about the coming Transformers finale. While Barber is writing Unicron #0, the one that's coming out for FCBD, the rest of the series appears to be credited to Roberts (with Milne, who was his artist for most of MTMTE). So I guess I'm picking that up. They got a good long r...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43880

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Also, Steam has suddenly and bafflingly started blocking Bluetooth connections from my PS4 controllers. If I pair a controller while Steam is open, it will briefly connect and then immediately disconnect. If I pair it when Steam isn't open, it'll pair just fine, but as soon as I open Steam it discon...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Webcomics and
Replies: 218
Views: 23813

Re: Webcomics and

Yeah, the new Nancy is legitimately good. And not just because Olds fucking loathe it with the burning passion of their arthritic joints. Not all of them. I can't find it right now but I saw a good comment the other day to the effect of "Man, I've been reading Nancy since the Bushmiller days a...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1528
Views: 104714

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Ken White's had a couple good posts on Cohen's attempt to stay the civil suit by Stormy Daniels. Lawsplainer: Michael Cohen's Attempt To Delay The Stormy Daniels Litigation Michael Cohen's Motion to Stay The Stormy Daniels Case Deferred, Cohen's Situation Pronounced Ominous Cohen's got a dilemma: hi...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43880

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

I'm enjoying Rise of the Tomb Raider so far, but man, I've never had a framerate this inconsistent. Benchmarking an average 80 FPS on the Very High preset sounds good, but when the variance is a low of 15 and a high of 180, that's pretty fucking janky. I have to kick it down to Low just to consisten...
by Thad
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: MIA: Our Fallen Brontos
Replies: 205
Views: 19508

Re: MIA: Our Fallen Brontos

You can't not find it fucking funny that after all these years, Dogstar still thinks it's everyone else's fault, right? He even frames "Getting mad at a pun made by Mongrel" as "Everyone told me to go fuck myself so I told them how I really feel." About as funny as how after all...
by Thad
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1528
Views: 104714

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

I don't know the internal realpolitick of the FBI, but could Mueller not just tell him to fuck off and carry on going to work like nothing happened? It seems likely that no-one would be keen on enforcing it. Well, presumably what would actually happen mechanically is that the President would order ...
by Thad
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1528
Views: 104714

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Pretty irritated to see Comey treated as a celebrity, and even a hero. Adam Serwer at the Atlantic sums up my feelings pretty well in a piece called James Comey Is No Hero . Not only does Serwer remind us that Comey probably tipped the election to Trump , he also points out that his rationale for se...