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Forum: Computers and the Internet Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 75,622
Posted By TragicMonkey
I've never worked in an office where space...

I've never worked in an office where space heaters weren't specifically forbidden because they're fire hazards. Damn, next to unattended candles it seems like space heaters are mentioned in a lot of...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 23,830
Posted By TragicMonkey
I wonder if there's a flag that depicts a whole...

I wonder if there's a flag that depicts a whole bunch of other flags on it? It would be more efficient, and space-saving.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,841
Posted By TragicMonkey
Who coulda thunk it? Turns out Americans actually...

Who coulda thunk it? Turns out Americans actually do need more than "I'm not those other guys!"
Forum: USA Politics 14th August 2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,393
Posted By TragicMonkey
I think the magic word here is "nuclear"; he...

I think the magic word here is "nuclear"; he could have gotten away with any other kinds of documents, but not those related to nuclear weapons. Those are automatically a Very Big Deal. A line that...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 13th August 2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 75,622
Posted By TragicMonkey
No, the easiest solution would be to murder both...

No, the easiest solution would be to murder both persons, and also whoever replaces them. By the time you go through five or six replacements nobody will take those jobs and management will give up....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By TragicMonkey
My coworker's wife and one son caught it right...

My coworker's wife and one son caught it right before his own vacation a few weeks ago...and he and his other son went on the vacation without them! That's kind of ice cold, especially because I...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By TragicMonkey
It was a family vacation at a rental house. One...

It was a family vacation at a rental house. One person felt ill and tested positive on Sunday morning. Three others had been travelling in a car with Patient 1 for the several days prior and thus...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 591
Posted By TragicMonkey
I have every confidence that this Supreme Court...

I have every confidence that this Supreme Court will rule that race shouldn't be a factor in college applications but should be a factor in mortgage applications.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By TragicMonkey
TBD. My mom's 78, so far it's just "flu-like" but...

TBD. My mom's 78, so far it's just "flu-like" but they're giving her paxlovid so here's hoping it doesn't get worse.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,277
Posted By TragicMonkey
Heh. Five of my family members caught it this...

Heh. Five of my family members caught it this week.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 11th August 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 75,622
Posted By TragicMonkey
Nah, users are notorious for finding a way to...

Nah, users are notorious for finding a way to bypass security and proper procedure just in order to be lazy. If you install facial recognition as a requirement to login on Monday, by Thursday the...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 11th August 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 75,622
Posted By TragicMonkey
Right, and these police constables could arrest...

Right, and these police constables could arrest the workers if they attempt to exceed their rightful permissions.
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 23,830
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 9th August 2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,688
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 9th August 2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,471
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 9th August 2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 23,830
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 9th August 2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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 9th August 2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 23,830
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 80
Views: 1,693
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: 18
Views: 641
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: 245
Views: 5,843
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 247
Views: 4,172
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: 80
Views: 2,471
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: 80
Views: 2,471
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 80
Views: 1,693
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 80
Views: 1,693
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: 771
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: 63
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
Views: 1,450
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: 149
Views: 2,841
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: 80
Views: 1,693
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: 80
Views: 1,693
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: 149
Views: 2,841
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: 1,299
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 896
Views: 34,175
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: 363
Views: 13,214
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: 646
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 1,335
Views: 75,622
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: 2,937
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: 1,888
Views: 41,498
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.
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