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#1702 Sep 05 2018 at 3:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Interesting anonymous New York Times article.

Not sure if I want to view this as part of the continuing battle by the old guard of the Republican Party, but it makes Trump's concerns about loyalty among his staff members, and subsequent high turnover make more sense.

Rats on a ship, deep state, something, something. At least someone is trying keep the crazy old man away from the giant red button. Smiley: rolleyes

Smiley: tinfoilhat

Edited, Sep 5th 2018 2:19pm by someproteinguy
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#1703 Sep 05 2018 at 3:24 PM Rating: Good
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not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making..
Now I understand why gbaji loves this guy.
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it makes Trump's concerns about loyalty among his staff members, and subsequent high turnover make more sense.

But I was told that he only hires the best people.
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#1705 Sep 05 2018 at 4:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Jophiel wrote:
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it makes Trump's concerns about loyalty among his staff members, and subsequent high turnover make more sense.

But I was told that he only hires the best people.
Well sure, but he only keeps the loyal ones. There's a disturbing lack of overlap on that Venn Diagram.
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#1706 Sep 05 2018 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
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"Well, I talked to this person and that person and this person and that person..."
"Did you talk to uh, this other person? Well, you really needed to talk to that person because they talk to me."
"Don't those other eight people talk to you?"
"Well sure but, you know, I wish you'd talk to this person because they for sure would have talked to me and I would have loved to take that meeting."

Wow. Typing that just made me totally think of Jerry Lundegaard from Fargo

I keep thinking of Emmett Fitz-Hume's press statement at the beginning of Spies Like Us.
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#1707 Sep 05 2018 at 11:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Trump is prolly the best show this year. I have no idea how this season ends, but the finale looks promising. Mebbe Douglas Adams was onto something when he talked about Presidency. Shame we can't ask him.
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#1708 Sep 06 2018 at 7:34 AM Rating: Good
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Wow. Typing that just made me totally think of Jerry Lundegaard from Fargo
I keep thinking of Emmett Fitz-Hume's press statement at the beginning of Spies Like Us.
Either way we're heading into Canadian Bacon.

Edited, Sep 6th 2018 9:34am by lolgaxe
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#1709 Sep 06 2018 at 7:51 AM Rating: Good
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#1710 Sep 06 2018 at 8:50 AM Rating: Good
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Nope, tried for like an hour and still can't read that in any other voice than Dark Helmet.
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#1711 Sep 06 2018 at 8:59 AM Rating: Good
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I read that as "loadstar" (load.*) and suddenly miss my Commodore 64.Smiley: cry



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#1712 Sep 06 2018 at 9:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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Oh, snap, I forgot about that game!
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#1713 Sep 06 2018 at 9:19 AM Rating: Good
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Oh, snap, I forgot about that game!
Ooh, ooh!..and Pool of Radiance!

There are emulators online for both of those but the speed factor (slowed to zero even) make it unplayable (too fast).

I has a sad.Smiley: frown



I initialy wrote "slown" but I don't think that's a real word. GO GO RUM!!!
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#1714 Sep 06 2018 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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Heh...this was supposed to be in the "If forum wasn't dead" thread. My bad.
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Professor stupidmonkey wrote:
Oh, snap, I forgot about that game!
Ooh, ooh!..and Pool of Radiance!

There are emulators online for both of those but the speed factor (slowed to zero even) make it unplayable (too fast).

They're regularly super cheap on GOG where they'd been tweaked to play on modern systems without DOSBox and speed settings.

Even on my ancient K-6 processor, everyone teleported around the screen unless you set the speed to 2%. I can't imagine what an i-7 8700k running at 5GHz does to it.
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#1716 Sep 06 2018 at 11:13 AM Rating: Good
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Professor stupidmonkey wrote:
Oh, snap, I forgot about that game!
Ooh, ooh!..and Pool of Radiance!

There are emulators online for both of those but the speed factor (slowed to zero even) make it unplayable (too fast).

They're regularly super cheap on GOG where they'd been tweaked to play on modern systems without DOSBox and speed settings.

Even on my ancient K-6 processor, everyone teleported around the screen unless you set the speed to 2%. I can't imagine what an i-7 8700k running at 5GHz does to it.
I think you finish building your team and, like, just win.Smiley: nod


The last time I tried was something like 2006 on a super crappy comp and it still ran too fast to play.
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Forgotten Realms Collection

$10 gets you Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Hillsfar, Secret of the Silver Blades, Gateway to the Savage Frontier, Treasures of the Savage Frontier & Pools of Darkness plus Unlimited Adventures. Goes on sale in case $1.25 a game is too rich for ya.

I (re)played Azure Bonds back in January and it ran fine. You'll want to play it windowed, of course, since those graphics don't exactly lend themselves to 1080 display.
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#1718 Sep 06 2018 at 11:56 AM Rating: Good
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#1719 Sep 06 2018 at 2:18 PM Rating: Good
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And Bijou still couldn't see us.
#1720 Sep 14 2018 at 5:42 AM Rating: Good
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If you can't stop the voting on his SCotUS appointment... just make up a story so it's a #metoo issue!
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If you can't stop the voting on his SCotUS appointment... just make up a story so it's a #metoo issue!

Unless the story is legitimate. Then just ignore it in order to ram through a candidate along partisan lines before you risk losing your majority.

I have no idea if the story is legitimate or not. But then if we had a nominee who would get more than a bare majority, it wouldn't be an issue to find out either.
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Meh. Feinstein has nothing to lose by pushing an anonymous, unspecific, allegation of an event from 40 years ago. She loses nothing if it's untrue, and she forces people to play the #metoo game where they are villains if they dare question an allegation. Now she gets to laugh as everyone questioning the legitimacy and timing of such an anonymous allegation are evil.
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Unless the story is legitimate. Then just ignore it in order to ram through a candidate along partisan lines before you risk losing your majority.

I have no idea if the story is legitimate or not. But then if we had a nominee who would get more than a bare majority, it wouldn't be an issue to find out either.
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#1724 Sep 14 2018 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
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Using allegations as little more than political firepower is totally helpful to the issue as a whole. Smiley: rolleyes

Oh, and you don't have to copy/paste the same "I'm just asking questions" reply a third time. I'm good.
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It's been working for decades, why stop now?
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Using allegations as little more than political firepower is totally helpful to the issue as a whole. Smiley: rolleyes

Oh, and you don't have to copy/paste the same "I'm just asking questions" reply a third time. I'm good.

It's not a matter of "just asking questions". I don't know if the allegations are legitimate but the case was referred to the FBI. Under normal circumstances, we could all cool our heels for a while and let the FBI do their job and investigate. Instead, we have a rush get someone confirmed (which was going on well before this so the allegations didn't change that aspect at all) on a bare majority before it's too late. This is a lifetime appointment; you'd think we could spend a little time on getting it right.

The allegations aren't the problem here. #MeToo isn't the problem here. The problem is in how the modern Senate operates.
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