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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 12, 2014, 08:15:43 pm »
It's just the over-determination of it all that's brilliant :lulz:

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"No, really, black people have a harder time crossing the street because people won't stop for them!"

"Seriously though, people of color don't get waited on as fast and get worse service."

"I'm not kidding, brown-skinned folks get skipped over in line, like, a lot. I swear."

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY DON'T STAND OUT - LACK OF RELATION BY DISTINCTION

THAT'S TO BE EXPECTED - PEOPLE PROCESS NOVEL TASKS WITH DIFFICULTY

OF COURSE - THEY BELONG ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTER


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Yea, it's crazy, and then they feel entitled to honk at me if I don't run them minorities down. :argh!:  So I follow the hot-head and park so as to be right there when he gets out of his Escalade.  The guy's a west-African.  I still stare him down.  He was driving a bunch of drunk princesses going to the ball, TLC.  We were all just leaving Cape Coast again.

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Unrelated, but is it  just me, or does it look like there's a guy in blue pants standing behind me in my avatar? It's kind of creeping me out.

You mean there wasn't someone standing behind you? I thought there was, all this time.


There's something in blue pants standing behind you in your avatar.

Well, that's fucking weird.

1) something (ANSI) kneels in blue pants
2) there also appears to be a human face, with shades and beanie, over left shoulder

Distance between 1) & 2) would suggest two (2) separate entities, or one separated at the waist :eek:

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For Nigel:


:lulz: Bear "uh, guys, my bits got stuck in the pipe again" :lulz:

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Yea, sometimes being tired helps me not notice those venomous, suppurating scabs.  Sleep won't sort them out, so I direct them to overflow, because buffer is already at capacity   

Indeed.  Given my already low opinion of them, it is fairly easy to drown them out, but unfortunately it doesn't entirely get rid of them.


Is that for the research gig? Either way, good luck.



No, this is the care work I've been doing the last couple of months.  Care, incidentally, is a misleading name and a terrible occupation, and many of the people involved in it are the kind of people least suited to caring about anything and anyone in the world.  I'm seriously considering a down payment to a reliable assassin should I ever develop dementia in the future...it's better than the alternatives.

Have you considered a tontine? It adds an amusing layer of risk to growing older. It also gives the others involved an incentive to monitor each others mental faculties and assist the end as appropriate.

Sometimes, the spoils are also shared together ahead of time, as moral victories against those for whom the appointment of that fund would serve, alternatively, like something similar to early retirement from the care industry.  Hypothetically, in a dream from a parallel universe, that is.

Hah, no, but I'm sure I could find some willing lads in Naples to set me up with a similar scheme.

Hopefully, retirement from the care industry will come tomorrow.  Well, I have an interview at least.

Totally, although the outrage is shared by most nationalities and strata, unfortunately.

I accept your moving on because I know that you are going to do even greater good. :)

In bocca' lupo!

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We have switched bundle providers. So far the savings will be (after the first month or two of paying the various fees for transfer and such) about 40 dollars.
And it will be even more of a savings if we (read: husband) decide it really won't hurt to go down a package with the tv.

Oh and faster internet is nice. My computer almost feels new with as fast as things are loading now.

Do yourself a favour, spend 70 bucks on a rooted android teevee box with XBMC - all the media you can eat free. Ditch the tv package. Thank me later!
Really, life without "real" t.v. is better.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 11, 2014, 10:27:25 pm »
From the fait accompli files:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27793249

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The use of water cannon on the streets of Britain has been backed by the prime minister.

A Number 10 spokesman said David Cameron believed the police should have the resources they wanted.

On Tuesday, it emerged London Mayor Boris Johnson authorised the Metropolitan Police to buy three cannon for 218,000.

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Mr Johnson said: "I think it's highly likely approval will be granted and the problem was if we waited we would have missed the window to buy them for the very good price that we've got."

Almost certain to be approved. What's odd is that the purchase was made and completed without checking if approval will be granted.

So, business as usual in London. Nods, winks, items bought and their use legalised at a later date. No doubt there will be a reason to use them in the near future proving their value to all.

I bet provisions are made in this area too, nice and quietly
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_cannon#Dye

Objected to other countries doing it? Means it's practically guaranteed to happen here.

Everything going as planed.  Water-canon's true use will become obvious after the agricultural revolution. 8)

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I'm reminded that we actually invented this as kids, using these


Uh, lucky you.  We had these repurposed from ChernobyL :argh!:

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Actually looks like it could be pretty useful for protection from falling debris.

Strangely, the videos focus all on the gun angle and not at all on this. I've got a hundred and one work related debris horror stories and if it's at all useful in that regard the guy is going to be fabulously rich. I really doubt it'll provide any real protection once you're dealing with objects with any real weight though.

Well, theres a difference between penetration protection and crushing protection...

Like in the olden days, chain mail was used against arrows and shit like that, but if you get hit by a mace, it's not going to help much, is it?

Although not as penetrative, perhaps, whole lot of blunt force trauma stopping a bullet right there.

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Cryptonomicon.

And he also wrote "Anathem", which is one hell of a book.

Cryptonomicon was amazing.

Thanks for all the re-points.  Snow Crash was all playing like it had a great grip on this story, and it was failing to Deliverate.  :rbtg:
[I was not expecting the emoticon gape, eh, now I feel conflicted:  Disclaimer:  see what happens when you don't see things through :lol:]

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Actually looks like it could be pretty useful for protection from falling debris.
Pretty like what with your core-set values I agree.

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ANYTHING'S ALWAYS NOT ENOUGH

NOTHING NEVER NEEDS MOAR

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Yea, sometimes being tired helps me not notice those venomous, suppurating scabs.  Sleep won't sort them out, so I direct them to overflow, because buffer is already at capacity   

Indeed.  Given my already low opinion of them, it is fairly easy to drown them out, but unfortunately it doesn't entirely get rid of them.


Is that for the research gig? Either way, good luck.



No, this is the care work I've been doing the last couple of months.  Care, incidentally, is a misleading name and a terrible occupation, and many of the people involved in it are the kind of people least suited to caring about anything and anyone in the world.  I'm seriously considering a down payment to a reliable assassin should I ever develop dementia in the future...it's better than the alternatives.

Have you considered a tontine? It adds an amusing layer of risk to growing older. It also gives the others involved an incentive to monitor each others mental faculties and assist the end as appropriate.

Sometimes, the spoils are also shared together ahead of time, as moral victories against those for whom the appointment of that fund would serve, alternatively, like something similar to early retirement from the care industry.  Hypothetically, in a dream from a parallel universe, that is.

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