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by Thad
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Net Neutrality (or, the lack thereof)
Replies: 60
Views: 8212

Re: Net Neutrality (or, the lack thereof)

Yeah, it really seems like the only way this holds up in court is the sheer luck of getting judges who are the right combination of friendly and incompetent. It's like Pai isn't even trying to make his case. Either he's totally delusional about his chances of defending the rule change, or he doesn't...
by Thad
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)
Replies: 556
Views: 44966

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

(Though, come to think of it, the "Jesse" referenced in my chapter would have to be Jesse Brown (Book X) I'm seeing this from 1995.01.07: Anticlimax went on to explain that a deep voice had boomed the words, "There's a brand new game being programmed by Thad 'X' Boyd and Jesse 'W' Mo...
by Thad
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 406
Views: 29549

Re: TV Series On The Television

Psych: The Movie isn't exactly a triumphant return to form, but it's a decent enough roadmap for keeping the series alive with the occasional TV movie. It was fun, I laughed, and it was great that they got everybody back together, including a couple of the old guest stars. Timothy Omundson's brief a...
by Thad
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)
Replies: 556
Views: 44966

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

It's possible there's a termination character or something in the txt file; I mostly just hit Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C for the Katestories on the boards, which copied a lot of extraneous shit. Since the Katestories are distributed across different formats and board incarnations, it's a bit less trivi...
by Thad
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)
Replies: 556
Views: 44966

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Does it feel a little front-loaded to anybody else? Like, disproportionately picking words from books 1-7 or so.

(Though, come to think of it, the "Jesse" referenced in my chapter would have to be Jesse Brown (Book X); I thought at first it was Amaroq, but he was always Jess, never Jesse.)
by Thad
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Harry Potter and the Portrait That Looked Too Much Like Katestory
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Harry Potter and the Portrait That Looked Too Much Like Katestory

"Billy," grumbled Robotnik. Thaddeus Boyd and Jesse Blow Darts leapt off HX's. HX narrowed bashers (who are loser scumbags called bashers) and Billy walked downstairs into Maleophonix, as the authors who really matter (because robots typically don't woik). "Y'see cougars?" X aske...
by Thad
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 11505

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

I'd really like to see more articles focusing on how media mega-mergers are bad instead of how cool it's gonna be to see Wolverine in a Captain America movie. (Hell, I'm not even sure I buy the premise that this is good news for superhero fans. You ever see Marvel Studios making anything like Logan ...
by Thad
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1307
Views: 70349

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

The Secret Service has denied it.
by Thad
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: GOP Will Shit Itself
Replies: 669
Views: 38515

Re: GOP Will Shit Itself

It's not clear how much of that is because of the trend against Trump, how much is because of the pedophilia revelations, and how much is because Moore was already a pretty shitty candidate before the pedophilia revelations. Silver disagrees, and argues that each of those three factors cost Moore a...
by Thad
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: GOP Will Shit Itself
Replies: 669
Views: 38515

Re: GOP Will Shit Itself

Also, like... thank fucking god for black voters, and specifically black women. I don't think it is hyperbolic to say black women won this for the Dems. I'm hoping that the Democrats are done taking African-American voters for granted. Not everybody can bring the kind of black voter turnout that Ob...
by Thad
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: GOP Will Shit Itself
Replies: 669
Views: 38515

Re: GOP Will Shit Itself

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/i26ghUSq5Ys/maxresdefault.jpg What a relief. And it's good news for next year, and for 2020, too, though don't read too much into it. The sad fact is that Moore only lost this race because he was revealed as a pedophile; if he'd only been a virulently anti-gay, anti-Muslim, r...
by Thad
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 450
Views: 40291

Re: Hot game deals

GOG has a winter sale on. Grim Fandango Remastered is currently free.
by Thad
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1307
Views: 70349

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

Gillibrand has called for Trump to resign, which goaded him into a misogynistic Twitter fight. Not that it takes much effort to do that, but I've really been impressed by her political savvy these past few weeks. She's focused on sexual harassment and misconduct from the beginning; this is her momen...
by Thad
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Our Collapsing Civilization
Replies: 235
Views: 20072

Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

On a related note, Florida's got a petition circulating for a ballot initiative to restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences. The website appears to be at floridiansforafairdemocracy.org , though it appears to be down at the moment. secondchancesfl.org has a copy of the petitio...
by Thad
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: The Witcher
Replies: 33
Views: 4456

Re: The Witcher

Mad Max is a good comparison. The early short stories are definitely in the "a stranger comes to town, fights off evil, and then walks off into the sunset" tradition of the samurai/sword-and-sandals/western/etc. genres, with a fairy tale twist -- Brothers Grimm, Arabian Nights, etc. ("...
by Thad
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: The Witcher
Replies: 33
Views: 4456

Re: The Witcher

The Witcher is going to be a Netflix series. Could be good. As I've mentioned upthread, I read Last Wish (short story collection; good) and Blood of Elves (novel; not so good). Not sure where the series will start, whether it'll go episodic and do the short story adaptations first, or dive right in...
by Thad
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons
Replies: 111
Views: 13994

Re: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons

Comic-Con International has won its trademark suit against Salt Lake Comic Con. I think this is a bad result. "Comic con" is a generic, descriptive term, and variations on combining "comic" with "con" have been around since the very first comic book convention, the 196...
by Thad
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 321
Views: 16762

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

Yeah, basically, I think the first step in denying allegations needs to be actually being innocent. You can discuss strategy from there, but if you botch that first step, nothing you do afterwords is gonna work. I see a lot of people asking "What if people start making false accusations?"...
by Thad
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: An Open Market on Economics
Replies: 151
Views: 13360

Re: An Open Market on Economics

It would not surprise me at all now if a company which is already fully licensed - such as PayPal or Visa - may now create a competing service which cuts out the middleman. Has anybody used Drip yet? Does it have the same kind of payment problems that Patreon just introduced? It seems to me that ch...
by Thad
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 321
Views: 16762

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

Okay this is going to sound trollish, but how does someone deny allegations? I've spent a good amount of time thinking about it, and Franken came damn close to my ideas. Different mainly in that he appears to only denying some, and fumbled on the handling there. So if someone reacted to a single ac...