Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 17:28:
I see CBS has decided to do "The Stand" again. I'm still not signing up for CBS All Access...
Cutter wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 15:14:
Yeah, I think back on the day that happened. I think without a doubt that was the most surreal moment of most people's lives. It was bizarre how difficult it was to process what was actually going on. I think for the first 5 minutes I saw it on the TV I didn't think it was real. Some War of the Worlds drama or something. There's just no way it could actually be happening.
Beamer wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 11:48:
I still can't get over the Trump campaign playing Fortunate Son for the rally yesterday.
A song angry at the wealthy son's of millionaires getting out of the Vietnam War while the rest of America's sons had to go fight and die? That's what they chose?
Cutter wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 19:47:
Yeah, I'm all AMD all the time. I was going to wait until Spring for a new system seeing as I was going to Europe this Fall. Since that's off for the indeterminate future and I need a new system I'll deffo be getting down on this . So it looks like a Nov. release in time for the holiday shopping season and I reckon I'll get myself that new system beginning of Dec. or just before Xmas.It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....
jdreyer wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 06:12:
You should start a discussion thread. It will sit there for a month and attract the requisite attention.
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 16:43:Greentiger wrote on Sep 7, 2020, 22:18:
If anyone's looking to make a game, I would like to partner up with a programmer for fun and profit.
So, uh, what's your skillset?
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 16:28:
It's only going to get worse in terms of both ecological disasters and human suffering. So, yes, I laugh. I laugh because science, scientists, and food producers have been warning and stating that we are fucked for years and no one wanted to listen. So long as it didn't upset their pretty little suburban tract house lives, they couldn't have given a shit less. Now it's punching them square in the mouth with massive wildfires, ever stronger hurricanes, record snow levels, rapidly increasing food prices, scarcity, and trillions of dollars in damages due to wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.
Cutter wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 17:01:
Time for geothermal greenhouses methinks. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter regardless of the ambient temperature outside. Yeah it costs more up front but at least you can grow food year round securely.
Cutter wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 11:23:
What a fucking nightmare to wake up to.
5 people found dead after shooting in home in Oshawa, Ont.
This is where I live. They're eight houses over from where I live. While I didn't know them well as they were a very quiet family, I do know their immediate neighbors quite well. One house over a buddy of mine lives there and I'm over for beers regularly with him. This place is a fucking zoo right now with cops, reporters, and onlookers, and this place is usually quiet enough to hear a pin drop.
Was talking to a few of the reporters. One of the them is a local minor media celeb and he's an ex-homicide Dectective himself, as well as my other neighbor across the road and two doors down. They were talking to the boys and they say the picture unfolding is that the wife/mother's brother showed up from Manitoba looking for money. Apparently this guy has always been a wackadoo - which begs the question as always, how do psychos keep getting guns. So now it looks like the mother may have survived, as well as their eldest kid who wasn't home at the time. I don't even have the words to express the pity I feel for them for what they'll have to endure after this. If they can endure it. Not everyone does. PTSD, survivor guilt, etc. Even some of the immediate neighbors last night as they heard the screams and gunshots will need counseling.
And while I've always castigated our local constabulary for many good reasons, apparently they were on point last night. They said the SWAT team had shown up just as the shooting started and rushed the house just seconds too late. And while I was up at that point - about 1:30AM - I didn't catch any of that, just several helicopters buzzing around overhead for the longest time which made me wonder what the hell was going on. I suppose it will all come out in the coming days.
Fucking 2020, and it's not done yet. I have a bad feeling this is going to become even more common with the pressure of the pandemic and economic fallout, the US election, etc. If we don't get a vaccine really fucking fast we are seriously up shit creek without a paddle.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 13:03:
<Laughs in Texan at the "heat wave">
jdreyer wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 23:03:
I'm not even talking about the administration, but since 2001 when the entire intelligence and federal law enforcement apparatus switched focus to terrorism. Suddenly the government stopped investigating financial crimes, and people started taking advantage. The losses are incalculable.
jdreyer wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 20:28:
Makes you wonder how many billions are being fleeced from the US government through either schemes or tax evasion.
jdreyer wrote on Aug 18, 2020, 23:19:
Ranked Choice Voting would go far in solving this issue.
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 18, 2020, 18:27:
One of the things I don't get is the speculation that "more progressive" Ds might think Biden is to "center" for them and sit the election out. I hope that is mostly R propaganda. If you are a D who thinks Biden is too far to the center, you are going to sit out the election giving Trump a better chance to win? That makes no sense. But then so little in politics makes sense I wouldn't be shocked if it was true.
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 19:43:
Well, it's been getting progressively worse since Reagan - and that's Americans in general, not a left or right thing. As for the rest, you're goddamned right. I really hope if the Dems manage to not fuck this up and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yet again they'll start actually doing something about consumer packaging. The needless waste is just fucking atrocious.
Nucas wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 18:12:
caught Lovecraft Country's first episode last night, i thought it was excellent.
surprised how well it nails the lovecraftian atmosphere: ancient towns forgotten on modern maps, dark secrets, insular communities that are hostile - even murderous - to outsiders. protagonists navigating the hidden geography of the world that goes unnoticed by most (though obviously for its own special 1950s reasons here).
it was like halfway through the episode before i realized how much the subject matter and lovecraft's work were meshing. going to be a weekly event for me for sure, and i came into it super skeptical.
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 13:25:
Wtf is with America and it's entitlement bullshit these days? Good, I hope meat prices go through the fucking roof. We should all be eating less of it. Going vegetarian is ideal.