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Forum: SLC 13 November 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 741
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Posted By WildaBeast
That reminds me, I vaguely remember some...

That reminds me, I vaguely remember some snopester complaining many years ago, like when I was still relatively new here in the early to mid 2000s, that Amazon's recommendation algorithm at the time...
Forum: SLC 13 November 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 91,212
Posted By WildaBeast
Amazon sent me one of those emails with...

Amazon sent me one of those emails with recommendations based on my past purchases. Among the items they recommend is a potty training book for toddlers. I haven't bought anything from them that...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 November 2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By WildaBeast
From the description of Atlantic Rim:...

From the description of Atlantic Rim: Resurrection:



Huh? :confused:
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 November 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By WildaBeast
And it's not like we're not already doing that...

And it's not like we're not already doing that here (ok, probably not *all* the trees). I regularly see log trucks on the road during my morning commute. I assume they're most likely coming from...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 November 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By WildaBeast
Except he's been blaming California for not...

Except he's been blaming California for not managing the forests properly. If the fires are on federal lands then it was the federal government's responsibility to manage them, not California's.
Forum: SLC 11 November 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By WildaBeast
I recently realized, Futurama premiered on March...

I recently realized, Futurama premiered on March 28, 1999. That means next year Futurama will be 20 years old. That doesn't seem right to me. In my mind it's still current, until I realize the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 09 November 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By WildaBeast
Yesterday PG&E was warning that they might...

Yesterday PG&E was warning that they might preemptively cut off power to certain areas due to the risk of their power lines sparking wildfires in the dry, windy conditions. Their equipment got...
Forum: Crash and Burn 09 November 2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By WildaBeast
Meanwhile, there's the Camp Fire* about 100 miles...

Meanwhile, there's the Camp Fire* about 100 miles north of me. I looked outside a few minutes ago and thought the sun was already setting in the middle of the afternoon because it was so dark out...
Forum: Techno-Babble 09 November 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,534
Posted By WildaBeast
Clearly, we need to build a wall around Earth to...

Clearly, we need to build a wall around Earth to prevent these aliens from coming here.
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,851
Posted By WildaBeast
She's an early 8-bit CPU?

She's an early 8-bit CPU?
Forum: SLC 08 November 2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 37,790
Posted By WildaBeast
On the way home I saw a big, old Cadillac. I...

On the way home I saw a big, old Cadillac. I think it was from the 1970s or maybe late 1960s. I didn't get a good enough look at it to identify the model, but it had two doors so I guess that would...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,712
Posted By WildaBeast
Are "Florida recount" jokes considered cliched at...

Are "Florida recount" jokes considered cliched at this point?

More seriously, it seems as thought there must be something about Florida's unique mix of demographics that causes them to regularly...
Forum: SLC 08 November 2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 37,790
Posted By WildaBeast
Hence the XK-E getting mentioned in a lot of...

Hence the XK-E getting mentioned in a lot of 1960s Rock and Roll songs, like "Dead Man's Curve" and "Hey Little Cobra".
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,712
Posted By WildaBeast
The road I take to work every day is in...

The road I take to work every day is in ridiculously poor condition. The county is finally repaving at least the worst portions. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the gas tax or if it's...
Forum: SLC 07 November 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By WildaBeast
Icon24 Actually yes, possibly. Combined with indecision...

Actually yes, possibly. Combined with indecision about how to phrase that post.
Forum: SLC 07 November 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 37,790
Posted By WildaBeast
This morning I saw a beautiful pale yellow Jaguar...

This morning I saw a beautiful pale yellow Jaguar XK-E (or E-Type if you prefer the British designation). It was in the lane next to me for several miles. IMO the E-Type was one of the most...
Forum: SLC 07 November 2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By WildaBeast
I had no idea the one in New York was also full...

I had no idea the one in New York was also full of wineries. I was of course talking about the one in California, the one that the song was actually about. It was probably clear probably clear from...
Forum: SLC 07 November 2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By WildaBeast
Hey, while it's not as prestigious as Napa or...

Hey, while it's not as prestigious as Napa or Sonoma, Lodi is starting to become known for its wine production. So if you were stuck there you could go wine tasting, and then you would no longer...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 November 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,712
Posted By WildaBeast
It probably depends on which district you're in...

It probably depends on which district you're in and exactly how long your ballot is, but ours actually require two stamps. Although most election boards say that if ballots arrive with postage due...
Forum: Rantidote 06 November 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 18,446
Posted By WildaBeast
LTTAM: The fact that it's now already dark at...

LTTAM: The fact that it's now already dark at the end of the work day. It's kind of depressing to not have any daylight left at the end of the day. And since I typically work until 6:00, even...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 November 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,712
Posted By WildaBeast
How To Make Sense Of Exit Polls On Election Night

Speaking of which:


https://www.npr.org/2018/11/05/662946236/how-to-make-sense-of-exit-polls-on-election-night

And since Sacramento is entirely vote by mail now, I mailed back my ballot over a...
Forum: SLC 06 November 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,264
Posted By WildaBeast
When I worked at a grocery store we were taught...

When I worked at a grocery store we were taught that we weren't supposed to sell alcohol to someone we suspected was buying it for someone who is underage, even if the person who is actually buying...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 November 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,614
Posted By WildaBeast
It's hip to be square.

It's hip to be square.
Forum: SLC 05 November 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,336
Posted By WildaBeast
Thing I learned several nights ago but forgot to...

Thing I learned several nights ago but forgot to post: My sister now goes into "therapist mode" in the middle of ordinary conversations, asking things like "How did that make you feel?" and taking...
Forum: SLC 05 November 2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,264
Posted By WildaBeast
Isn't Houston kind of famous for basically having...

Isn't Houston kind of famous for basically having no zoning whatsoever?
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