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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 10:55 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,412
Posted By TragicMonkey
Not really: they attacked a freighter, not the...

Not really: they attacked a freighter, not the governor's mansion or the courts or whatever the seat of authority in colonial America was at the time.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,558
Posted By TragicMonkey
I think that would depend on what you consider to...

I think that would depend on what you consider to be a game. I'm of the firm opinion that it will be a long time and many breakthroughs in tech before a computer can participate in, much less win, a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Yesterday, 10:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,009
Posted By TragicMonkey
The classical Greek language was more concise...

The classical Greek language was more concise than modern English: the word "phobos" didn't mean only "fear", it meant irrational fear. The classically-educated persons who started coining terms with...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,412
Posted By TragicMonkey
"Chance"? I just assume that anything Trump saw...

"Chance"? I just assume that anything Trump saw or heard he told Putin directly, hoping for praise. He was probably reading things over the phone to Putin, and only his slow reading pace prevented...
Forum: Computers and the Internet Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
Fool! This was your one chance to stop Rodney!...

Fool! This was your one chance to stop Rodney! With Don's murder that made the 12,685 human sacrifices necessary for Rodney to transcend this plane of existence and become a demimortal demon god! If...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,412
Posted By TragicMonkey
Perhaps when he pushed his ex-wife down the...

Perhaps when he pushed his ex-wife down the stairs he looted her body of the jewelry she was wearing. Finding the missing emeralds in his possession when the butler and maid both testified she was...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 8th August 2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
Agreed. Later we got a more modern system going,...

Agreed. Later we got a more modern system going, where users entering tickets indicated impact in both severity and extent, and the priority would then be assigned by the software assessing both...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 8th August 2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
When I worked as support for a bunch of hospitals...

When I worked as support for a bunch of hospitals the children's hospital was always quick to add "for the children!!" in every ticket and call, to emphasize how much more urgent and important their...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 5th August 2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,428
Posted By TragicMonkey
It's a gamble. Your odds of having your house...

It's a gamble. Your odds of having your house destroyed by fire are pretty low, but if it happens and you're not insured you may be financially ruined. The point of insurance is to pool risk so you...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 5th August 2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By TragicMonkey
It's almost as if economies are too complex to...

It's almost as if economies are too complex to easily attribute effects to particular immediate causes.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,696
Posted By TragicMonkey
I'd rather read anecdotes about prostitution than...

I'd rather read anecdotes about prostitution than anecdotes about shoplifting? soup? whatever this thread has turned into.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 5th August 2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
Why would anybody want to transport a loose wolf,...

Why would anybody want to transport a loose wolf, anyway? Surely the wolf would be in a cage, or at least on a leash. And probably the goose also. And geese can swim and fly so you could always tow...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 5th August 2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
Seems to me like there should be separate fields...

Seems to me like there should be separate fields for the date and number of contacts, right there and visible, so you don't have to play with text strings as the title.

You should put in a service...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,316
Posted By TragicMonkey
"Don't look at me, I'm quantum!" shrieked Yahweh,...

"Don't look at me, I'm quantum!" shrieked Yahweh, wedging himself firmly between two quarks and swatting at the nanomicroscope.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,009
Posted By TragicMonkey
That's a mystery of faith and it'll all be...

That's a mystery of faith and it'll all be explained satisfactorily in the next world. Or the one after that.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,009
Posted By TragicMonkey
The existence of some divine being is more...

The existence of some divine being is more plausible than the notion that any of the organized religions are actually correct about the nature, characteristics, intentions, desires, and actions of...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 3rd August 2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
I'm confused what the problem is. You can do a...

I'm confused what the problem is. You can do a piece of work and make it appear to be six times as much work? I'd make six copies each time I did it, name them with the appropriate month, then set a...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd August 2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,428
Posted By TragicMonkey
It's true that an insurer must take in more than...

It's true that an insurer must take in more than it pays out in order to remain in operation, but like casinos insurance is not operating with a field of equal probabilities. The things that can be...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 2nd August 2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
Dearest, dearest User: the July data is found in...

Dearest, dearest User: the July data is found in the file named "July Data". The June data is in the file named "June Data". The August data (and this will amaze you) will be found in a file to be...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 1st August 2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,428
Posted By TragicMonkey
Reinsurance...

Reinsurance (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/reinsurance.asp) is a thing. It's a critical foundation underlying most of the insurance industry but it's something those outside the industry...
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 733
Posted By TragicMonkey
For years now the Republican party has reminded...

For years now the Republican party has reminded me of the guy in the Kids In The Hall skit who when told "never put salt in your eyes" immediately feels compelled to do so.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st August 2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 44
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
Views: 792
Posted By TragicMonkey
The pill only protects against pregnancy, not...

The pill only protects against pregnancy, not disease. Condoms do both, therefore it is a more serious matter to omit a condom than the pill.
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,378
Posted By TragicMonkey
Yeah! Whatever happened to that ventriloquist...

Yeah! Whatever happened to that ventriloquist dummy, the Howdy Doody looking Texan homunculus? Not the one who became president, the earlier one who tried but didn't make it.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 29th July 2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,428
Posted By TragicMonkey
I suggest those who are retired or plan to retire...

I suggest those who are retired or plan to retire and have any sort of savings and investments for retirement consider an umbrella insurance policy if such is available where you are. All it takes is...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 29th July 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,428
Posted By TragicMonkey
The pooling of risk makes sense, and I believe in...

The pooling of risk makes sense, and I believe in the case of property insurance (and life insurance, for those with dependents) the cost is worth it: you are buying peace of mind that disaster will...
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,378
Posted By TragicMonkey
I would quite like a viable third party to...

I would quite like a viable third party to happen. I'm doubtful about this particular one because their website, in addition to being terribly designed, is utterly vague about what their actual...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,241
Posted By TragicMonkey
Unless it involves one of them's immigration...

Unless it involves one of them's immigration status. Then, suddenly, the government becomes super concerned about whether it's True Love or not.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st July 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
They kept trying, then they switched to spamming...

They kept trying, then they switched to spamming my email inbox. That's very much frowned upon in my company.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st July 2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
My company's been using Teams for three years...

My company's been using Teams for three years now, I hope that perhaps eventually we'll have a single day in which Teams doesn't have some kind of issue.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st July 2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
Dear Users: learn the expected etiquette around...

Dear Users: learn the expected etiquette around instant messaging. For your company, is it considered a serious breach of protocol to ignore "Do Not Disturb" status? Because in the company I work...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,871
Posted By TragicMonkey
And what then? The next Republican president will...

And what then? The next Republican president will pardon Trump and all his flunkeys anyway.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th July 2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 12,655
Posted By TragicMonkey
Mommy, I do not like the puffy-faced money clown....

Mommy, I do not like the puffy-faced money clown. Can he go away soon?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th July 2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 582
Posted By TragicMonkey
What about mentally ill nonagenarians tearing...

What about mentally ill nonagenarians tearing down the highway in a motor home, firing guns wildly out of all the windows? Are you okay with that, or do you want to spoil all my family vacations?
Forum: Computers and the Internet 14th July 2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
Did you know that a single can of Pepsi is toxic?...

Did you know that a single can of Pepsi is toxic? Even if it's only lodged a mere ten or eleven inches down the throat it can be fatal! Of course it was an accident, they must have been in a real...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 13th July 2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
Do you not get the one free murder per year...

Do you not get the one free murder per year benefit at your work? I always say I'm going to save mine but I've yet to make it through January.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 12th July 2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By TragicMonkey
I just spent four hours unscrambling somebody...

I just spent four hours unscrambling somebody else's spaghetti code because it needed a minor addition. What was all the spaghetti for? Oh, it was for "optimization" and saves five milliseconds of...
Forum: USA Politics 11th July 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,469
Posted By TragicMonkey
Uh oh, looks like a couple of people need to...

Uh oh, looks like a couple of people need to refresh their civics lessons. Poll tax has nothing to do with voting. It's a capitation tax -- a tax levied on each individual. Every capita or poll --...
Forum: USA Politics 10th July 2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By TragicMonkey
Wasn't there a recent SC ruling that pushed back...

Wasn't there a recent SC ruling that pushed back on the notion that reservations weren't constricted by state law? I dimly recall reading something in the last couple of months.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 8th July 2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By TragicMonkey
And in twenty years this will be a thousand times...

And in twenty years this will be a thousand times faster and used mostly to render a cat-boy's hair blowing in the breeze in a Final Fantasy game.
Forum: USA Politics 8th July 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By TragicMonkey
Lies are a subset of deception. I would have...

Lies are a subset of deception. I would have thought this was obvious to people who spoke a language or, you know, experienced existence as a human, but apparently not!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,592
Posted By TragicMonkey
I agree, you absolutely are having a different...

I agree, you absolutely are having a different conversation. Everyone else is trying to discuss the Roe v Wade strikedown - June 24, 2022. You want to delve into the philosophy of incest. Perhaps you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,592
Posted By TragicMonkey
It wasn't snarky, it was an entirely fair...

It wasn't snarky, it was an entirely fair criticism of your last dozen posts: you are stuck in a state of permanent bewilderment that everybody doesn't think like you do. You're going to have to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,592
Posted By TragicMonkey
You're confused because you have tunnel vision on...

You're confused because you have tunnel vision on certain matters.

Although it can overlap with rape in practice, incest is a separate taboo by itself. It's one of the sex things that is viewed...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 6th July 2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,471
Posted By TragicMonkey
I have few complaints in this arena because I do...

I have few complaints in this arena because I do not care about much, but I would like it if my company would consider power and information better: if they insist on taking away my ability to do...
Forum: USA Politics 6th July 2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,372
Posted By TragicMonkey
I never really believed it until recently, but...

I never really believed it until recently, but there's an old saw that most people would be just fine with a dictatorship so long as they agreed with the dictator's politics. Principle was never very...
Forum: USA Politics 6th July 2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,592
Posted By TragicMonkey
I always vote in presidential elections, and...

I always vote in presidential elections, and usually vote in state and local elections...but although I've lived in five different districts since I reached voting age every one of them has been...
Forum: USA Politics 5th July 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By TragicMonkey
Which is why it is best left up to the choice of...

Which is why it is best left up to the choice of the individual. Those who don't like abortions are not required to have them.
Forum: USA Politics 3rd July 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By TragicMonkey
In retrospect, this thread should have been...

In retrospect, this thread should have been aborted a couple of hundred posts ago. I guess it's too late now.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd July 2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,592
Posted By TragicMonkey
Because people like judging other people, of...

Because people like judging other people, of course. We need to know the circumstances so we can judge a person worthy or not. Like when someone gets lung cancer we have to know if they smoked so we...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd July 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By TragicMonkey
The Vegas wedding chapels are now switching from...

The Vegas wedding chapels are now switching from Elvis impersonators to QE2 impersonators. It's just as romantic, and on safer legal ground!
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