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I just finished watching the first season of the incredible Cinemax series Banshee on Amazon Prime. This isn’t just an advertisement; I’ve been a Prime member myself for years and the value keeps increasing. I recommend it highly!

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264 comments

1 Snarknado!  Jun 11, 2015 1:48:05pm

I already have prime. I recommend it too, for the free videos (and music).

2 KingKenrod  Jun 11, 2015 1:51:16pm

Prime is great. I’ve even started receiving some packages quicker than 2 days. This past weekend I ordered something on Sunday and it was in my mailbox on Monday - and I don’t live in a same-day zip.

3 William Lewis  Jun 11, 2015 1:53:15pm

I renewed prime recently but only for the free 2 day shipping. I’m not interested in streaming I guess. I want my local copy of music and the same for the few movies I watch. Grump. Get off my lawn!!!!

4 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 1:57:21pm

But wait! There’s more! Amazon music app is terrific. I’ve been enjoying the heck out of it. There is an outstanding selection of free (with Prime) albums and you can create your own playlists with those and import your own music from other sources, or enjoy playlists they’ve designed. I just ordered a bluetooth speaker so I can use it outside on my patio with my tablet.

Prime just gets better and better.

5 sizzzzlerz  Jun 11, 2015 1:57:37pm

I joined last year when they had a bargain price of $60 for a year. Since then, I’ve watched The Sopranos, Downton Abbey, and Orphan Black. I see that they’re now including some more HBO shows like Deadwood and Boardwalk Empire, both of which are amazingly amazing shows. They also have the FX shows Sons of Anarchy and Justified, both of which I’d seen when they were shown but would make excellent binge watching. Movies are pretty much meh AFAIC. Like Netflix, they insist on calling movies that are over a year old new releases.

Then there’s the free two day shipping and even same day in certain areas. Fortunately, the bay area is one of those. That alone is almost worth the fee.

6 Snarknado!  Jun 11, 2015 1:57:43pm

re: #3 William Lewis

I renewed prime recently but only for the free 2 day shipping. I’m not interested in streaming I guess. I want my local copy of music and the same for the few movies I watch. Grump. Get off my lawn!!!!

I followed that philosophy until all the shelves (and drawers and tops of bookcases and parts of closets) became full.

7 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 1:58:26pm

re: #5 sizzzzlerz

mr. klys has been enjoying The Americans recently; first two seasons are free streaming with Prime.

8 Jenner7  Jun 11, 2015 2:02:12pm
9 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 2:03:11pm

re: #8 Jenner7

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Yep. In other words, even though the judge has found that enough evidence exists to establish probable cause, the prosecutor could still get a grand jury to tell him that it doesn’t and let the two walk free.

10 Bear  Jun 11, 2015 2:03:45pm

Any one know how many GBs a 2 hour movie would use? I am limited to the number.

11 Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2015 2:05:23pm

Amazon Prime really is one of the best deals out there. Free streaming music is extremely cool — and they don’t only have old records. I’ve seen brand new releases available for free streaming too, like Sufjan Stevens excellent new album Carrie & Lowell.

12 jaunte  Jun 11, 2015 2:06:29pm

re: #5 sizzzzlerz

they’re now including some more HBO shows like Deadwood

That’s the one my wife refers to as “that effing western”

13 Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2015 2:06:54pm

The Bosch series is just great, by the way. Very faithful to the Connelly books.

14 Cheechako  Jun 11, 2015 2:07:13pm

Also, for the Midsomer Murders fans, ACORNtv has 4 new episodes available.

15 Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2015 2:08:08pm

Another great Amazon Original: The Man in the High Castle, from the Philip K. Dick novel, produced by Ridley Scott.

16 William Lewis  Jun 11, 2015 2:13:41pm

re: #6 Snarknado!

I followed that philosophy until all the shelves (and drawers and tops of bookcases and parts of closets) became full.

My copies are, mostly, 320 kbps MP3 with what hard copies I had going with the Ex. But they are mine. They can’t suddenly disappear off the cloud because someone get’s pissy with amazon and sues them.

17 The Vicious Babushka  Jun 11, 2015 2:14:01pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

The Bosch series is just great, by the way. Very faithful to the Connelly books.

I LOVE the Connelly books. Just added Bosch to the watchlist.

18 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 2:16:31pm

re: #16 William Lewis

My copies are, mostly, 320 kbps MP3 with what hard copies I had going with the Ex. But they are mine. They can’t suddenly disappear off the cloud because someone get’s pissy with amazon and sues them.

For what it is worth, think of the free stuff you get with Amazon Prime as a library.

Not something you own.

I choose not to purchase streaming video. mr. klys does sometimes, when it is cheap enough and it is something he doesn’t necessarily worry about long term.

That’s very different than the Prime streaming stuff, which isn’t something you own at all.

19 William Lewis  Jun 11, 2015 2:19:58pm

re: #18 klys (maker of Silmarils)

For what it is worth, think of the free stuff you get with Amazon Prime as a library.

Not something you own.

I choose not to purchase streaming video. mr. klys does sometimes, when it is cheap enough and it is something he doesn’t necessarily worry about long term.

That’s very different than the Prime streaming stuff, which isn’t something you own at all.

Thing is I don’t want to get into the (bad) habit of streaming. Sooner or later I’ll have to pay for just the streaming. I refuse to. If I pay, I own.

20 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 2:25:04pm

re: #18 klys (maker of Silmarils)

For what it is worth, think of the free stuff you get with Amazon Prime as a library.

Not something you own.

I choose not to purchase streaming video. mr. klys does sometimes, when it is cheap enough and it is something he doesn’t necessarily worry about long term.

That’s very different than the Prime streaming stuff, which isn’t something you own at all.

Something we’ve had a lot of fun doing is movie marathon days or weekends even, as we did with all of the Harry Potter movies. Even paying $4 or $5 to rent a few that aren’t included free with Prime (or on Netflix) still comes out to really cheap entertainment. We’ll be doing the Hobbit trilogy soon. Oooo, great opportunity to fix that pizza.

21 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 2:25:37pm

re: #19 William Lewis

Thing is I don’t want to get into the (bad) habit of streaming. Sooner or later I’ll have to pay for just the streaming. I refuse to. If I pay, I own.

Would you say that if you rented a DVD from Blockbuster? I use streaming services as temporary entertainment; I need a show to watch at a random time of a random day, I pay $10/month for the privilege of calling up a library and renting one. I can stop subscription and restart any time I want if I’m not making use of it.

22 The Vicious Babushka  Jun 11, 2015 2:25:47pm

I just noticed this new Twitter account @tweetsbyday that is dedicated to stalking Deray McKesson.

It does not appear to have any connection to Chuck SO FAR.

23 GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 11, 2015 2:28:20pm

Love Netflix and Amazon streaming. For new releases, I’ll keep an eye out for RedBox which I also love. They give away free rental codes all the time via Instagram and joining their text club.

24 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 2:28:21pm

re: #20 allegro

Something we’ve had a lot of fun doing is movie marathon days or weekends even, as we did with all of the Harry Potter movies. Even paying $4 or $5 to rent a few that aren’t included free with Prime (or on Netflix) still comes out to really cheap entertainment. We’ll be doing the Hobbit trilogy soon. Oooo, great opportunity to fix that pizza.

mr. klys and I recently rented Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. That was an excellent use of $8.

25 GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 11, 2015 2:29:12pm

re: #22 Lord Of The Pies

That’s totally him. lol

26 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 2:29:55pm

re: #24 klys (maker of Silmarils)

mr. klys and I recently rented Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. That was an excellent use of $8.

Thanks for that suggestion! Now on my list. : D

27 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 2:30:07pm

re: #23 GlutenFreeJesus

Love Netflix and Amazon streaming. For new releases, I’ll keep an eye out for RedBox which I also love. They give away free rental codes all the time via Instagram and joining their text club.

Redbox is the bomb, and we have one right up the street from us in our tiny little town. It’s great for when there’s a newer movie that we missed in theaters that we want to watch.

28 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 2:30:30pm

re: #26 allegro

Thanks for that suggestion! Now on my list. : D

The second is better, but the first helps you get context. The Minions-focused one is coming out this summer and we may go see it in theaters.

29 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 2:31:23pm

re: #22 Lord Of The Pies

I just noticed this new Twitter account @tweetsbyday that is dedicated to stalking Deray McKesson.

It does not appear to have any connection to Chuck SO FAR.

I dunno. Some of the stuff is familiar, like this:

Deray and Nettaaaaaaaa being paid by George Soros, who’s plans r 2 disrupt American System set n motion the collapse of its system #mckinney

30 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 2:33:10pm
31 William Lewis  Jun 11, 2015 2:33:33pm

re: #21 thedopefishlives

Would you say that if you rented a DVD from Blockbuster? I use streaming services as temporary entertainment; I need a show to watch at a random time of a random day, I pay $10/month for the privilege of calling up a library and renting one. I can stop subscription and restart any time I want if I’m not making use of it.

I dislike renting as well.

I rarely watch movies or TV. The few things I do care to watch I’d rather buy straight out. I think I own a dozen movies & two tv shows. I think I watched one of them in the last 6 months. I’m more inclined to watching a documentary on Youtube than anything I’d see on TV.

And now I am afraid I have to pull a DF and run off. Those pizzas won’t make themselves… ;)

32 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 2:34:50pm

re: #31 William Lewis

I dislike renting as well.

I rarely watch movies or TV. The few things I do care to watch I’d rather buy straight out. I think I own a dozen movies & two tv shows. I think I watched one of them in the last 6 months. I’m more inclined to watching a documentary on Youtube than anything I’d see on TV.

And now I am afraid I have to pull a DF and run off. Those pizzas won’t make themselves… ;)

Actually, they will. I called in an order. ;)

33 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 11, 2015 2:35:15pm
34 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 2:35:18pm

re: #29 Justanotherhuman

I dunno. Some of the stuff is familiar, like this:

Deray and Nettaaaaaaaa being paid by George Soros, who’s plans r 2 disrupt American System set n motion the collapse of its system #mckinney

The whole “fear me” BS sounds a whole lot like him.

35 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 2:35:24pm

re: #30 Justanotherhuman

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A judge determined in a week something that still hasn’t seen a grand jury in six months.

36 goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2015 2:36:32pm

re: #22 Lord Of The Pies

I just noticed this new Twitter account @tweetsbyday that is dedicated to stalking Deray McKesson.

It does not appear to have any connection to Chuck SO FAR.

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37 BeachDem  Jun 11, 2015 2:37:10pm

re: #29 Justanotherhuman

I dunno. Some of the stuff is familiar, like this:

Deray and Nettaaaaaaaa being paid by George Soros, who’s plans r 2 disrupt American System set n motion the collapse of its system #mckinney

And it certainly has a high opinion of its own excellence. (Anonymous WISHES it were as great as he is—um hmm.)

38 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 2:37:29pm

We really don’t watch a lot of TV and I’m getting ready to get rid of cable as soon as this year’s “special” is up (around July 23) and will just go with internet and phone. Otherwise, we have Netflix for $8.53/mo and DVDs if we want to watch movies (like the 6 Star Wars pkg) or get a Redbox if it’s something we really want to see. So much entertainment, so little time…

39 Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2015 2:38:37pm

Dee Dee just watched all of Justified (have to keep an eye on that Timothy Olyphant fellow) and she also just finished Transparent. She has me watching Hung with her now. We also finished Mozart in the Jungle which I thought was funny. Also, the streaming music is good. Last week I just received our Amazon Echo (ordered in January) which is a fun piece that hooks up to your Amazon account too.

40 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 2:38:56pm

re: #38 Justanotherhuman

We really don’t watch a lot of TV and I’m getting ready to get rid of cable as soon as this year’s “special” is up (around July 23) and will just go with internet and phone. Otherwise, we have Netflix for $8.53/mo and DVDs if we want to watch movies (like the 6 Star Wars pkg) or get a Redbox if it’s something we really want to see. So much entertainment, so little time…

We dabbled in Netflix a little bit and wound up addicted to Daredevil. Now I’m getting hooked on the old Syfy series Warehouse 13 to pass the time while Mrs. Fish is out gallivanting around the wild north country.

41 goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2015 2:40:46pm
42 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 2:41:25pm

re: #40 thedopefishlives

We dabbled in Netflix a little bit and wound up addicted to Daredevil. Now I’m getting hooked on the old Syfy series Warehouse 13 to pass the time while Mrs. Fish is out gallivanting around the wild north country.

You might enjoy Leverage, if you haven’t seen it. Based on what you are saying you like and my sister’s taste in TV shows.

I probably make mr. klys sad, because I see maybe 1.5 movies a year and approximately 0 TV shows and he actually likes some things along those lines. Apparently my sister got all the interest in those kinds of moving pictures.

43 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 2:44:26pm

re: #42 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You might enjoy Leverage, if you haven’t seen it. Based on what you are saying you like and my sister’s taste in TV shows.

I probably make mr. klys sad, because I see maybe 1.5 movies a year and approximately 0 TV shows and he actually likes some things along those lines. Apparently my sister got all the interest in those kinds of moving pictures.

Mrs. Fish and I love movies, we just don’t get out as much thanks to fishspawn. So we do a lot of renting and streaming these days.

44 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 2:44:50pm

re: #40 thedopefishlives

I’m addicted to British TV and movies. Netflix has quite a few but not enough, IMHO—Broadhurst, Hinterland, Luther, which I’ve seen, along with some others. They also have a fair amount of docs and foreign films, although nothing spectacular I’ve seen. Their categories leave a lot to be desired, although you can look up a movie by its title to see if it’s there.

45 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 2:45:59pm
46 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 2:46:04pm

re: #44 Justanotherhuman

Their categories leave a lot to be desired, although you can look up a movie by its title to see if it’s there.

Yeah, I’ve noticed that. It’s the one complaint I have about an otherwise decent service.

47 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 2:47:56pm

re: #46 thedopefishlives

Yeah, esp those “recommended” for you. They almost always get it wrong in my case.

48 Whack-A-Mole  Jun 11, 2015 2:48:40pm

re: #44 Justanotherhuman

One thing I’ve found with Netflix is that it’s far easier to use browse their listings on a PC, then add what I want to my list and watch them on the roku/TV. Their interface on the Roku and DVD player I have is horrible.

49 EPR-radar  Jun 11, 2015 2:50:27pm

re: #45 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Another “Hold my beer and watch this” moment?

50 Kilroy01  Jun 11, 2015 2:50:54pm

re: #45 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge


Not the first person to want to know.

51 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 2:51:13pm

But will there be a conviction?

Special grand jury indicts Norfolk police officer in mentally ill man’s death

hamptonroads.com

52 EPR-radar  Jun 11, 2015 2:51:22pm

re: #48 Whack-A-Mole

One thing I’ve found with Netflix is that it’s far easier to use browse their listings on a PC, then add what I want to my list and watch them on the roku/TV. Their interface on the Roku and DVD player I have is horrible.

The Netflix interface for the PS3 is horrible. It also becomes a different flavor of horrible with every system update.

53 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 2:51:53pm

re: #49 EPR-radar

Another “Hold my beer and watch this” moment?

We’re informed that Mr. Hirtle was arrested on suspicion of “prohibited use of weapons, reckless endangerment and child abuse in the shooting,” which suggests there might have been a young person nearby who was probably able to learn something from the experiment.

Or hold his beer….

54 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 2:52:23pm

re: #52 EPR-radar

The Netflix interface for the PS3 is horrible. It also becomes a different flavor of horrible with every system update.

That and the X-Box one would be why we no longer subscribe to Netflix.

55 Whack-A-Mole  Jun 11, 2015 2:52:29pm

Slightly OT, the new season of Orange is the New Black premieres tomorrow.

56 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 2:53:16pm

re: #54 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That and the X-Box one would be why we no longer subscribe to Netflix.

I’ve been using my Xbox primarily for Netflix, which might explain why my user experience has been, er, less than optimal. But it’s the easiest and best way for us to access the service without taking up a house computer or screen.

57 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 2:53:26pm

re: #40 thedopefishlives

We dabbled in Netflix a little bit and wound up addicted to Daredevil. Now I’m getting hooked on the old Syfy series Warehouse 13 to pass the time while Mrs. Fish is out gallivanting around the wild north country.

I loved Warehouse 13. Another very fun and quirky series is Eureka.

58 EPR-radar  Jun 11, 2015 2:53:35pm

re: #50 Kilroy01

Alas, this particular rocket scientist shot through the empty boot first, put the boot (now with extra hole) on, and then took a second shot through boot + foot.

This idiot wants to compete with TX and FL single handedly.

59 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 2:54:06pm

Court declines to stop net neutrality rules from taking effect Friday

latimes.com

A Federal court on Thursday declined to halt implementation of tough new net neutrality regulations.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions for a temporary stay made by AT&T Inc. and other opponents of the online traffic rules.

The decision allows the regulations to take effect as scheduled Friday while the court considers lawsuits asking the rules be tossed out. The judges also granted a request for an expedited review of the suits.

(snip)

Among those who have filed a legal challenge to the rules are AT&T, CTIA, the National Cable & Telecommunications Assn., Centurylink, the American Cable Assn., U.S. Telecom and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Assn.

60 Jay C  Jun 11, 2015 2:54:36pm

Sorry if I have be the contrarian voice here, but I have found Amazon Prime to be moderately disappointing for what the C household uses it for. We don’t buy a lot of physical stuff through Amazon, and don’t use the Kindle much, so whatever advantages we get are mainly for streaming videos. Which we have found Amazon Prime covers amazingly few shows that we would like to watch, which means paying per episode/season anyway. OK, it’s only $1.99 per, but that adds up if you watch as much as we do: we won’t cancel it (‘cuz it’s just marginally useful): but not all that fantastic IOHO…

PS: I don’t know if they still do this, but when I first signed up for AP, when the “special offer” ran out, they charged us for the regular annual rate at the end of the “trial” period. Automatically. Caveat....

61 Kragar  Jun 11, 2015 2:56:48pm

re: #54 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That and the X-Box one would be why we no longer subscribe to Netflix.

We just hooked up our XBox One Tuesday, haven’t tried Netflix on it yet. Kids used the Netflix on the Wii all the time.

62 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 2:58:02pm

re: #61 Kragar

We just hooked up our XBox One Tuesday, haven’t tried Netflix on it yet. Kids used the Netflix on the Wii all the time.

Sorry, just to clarify: when I said XBox, I was talking about the XBox 360. The use of “one” to refer to the Netflix program on there was confusing.

63 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 2:58:09pm

re: #56 thedopefishlives

I’ve been using my Xbox primarily for Netflix, which might explain why my user experience has been, er, less than optimal. But it’s the easiest and best way for us to access the service without taking up a house computer or screen.

I got an Amazon Firestick that has worked very well. Cheap too at $39.

64 darthstar  Jun 11, 2015 3:03:20pm
65 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 3:05:22pm

re: #60 Jay C

Sorry if I have be the contrarian voice here, but I have found Amazon Prime to be moderately disappointing for what the C household uses it for. We don’t buy a lot of physical stuff through Amazon, and don’t use the Kindle much, so whatever advantages we get are mainly for streaming videos. Which we have found Amazon Prime covers amazingly few shows that we would like to watch, which means paying per episode/season anyway. OK, it’s only $1.99 per, but that adds up if you watch as much as we do: we won’t cancel it (‘cuz it’s just marginally useful): but not all that fantastic IOHO…

PS: I don’t know if they still do this, but when I first signed up for AP, when the “special offer” ran out, they charged us for the regular annual rate at the end of the “trial” period. Automatically. Caveat....

Actually, that was in the fine print. Most services are that way, anymore.

66 Kragar  Jun 11, 2015 3:07:09pm
67 darthstar  Jun 11, 2015 3:08:08pm
68 GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 11, 2015 3:09:13pm

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) called Lindsey Graham a “bro with no ho” on an open mic he wasn’t aware of. Of course, he was just “kidding”.

chicago.suntimes.com

There can’t be a Senator Duckworth soon enough.

69 Kragar  Jun 11, 2015 3:10:26pm
70 Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2015 3:10:53pm

The only thing I miss about cable is the randomness. You turn it on, whatever is on is on. With streaming and whatnot you choose everything all the time so that random factor is gone.

71 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 3:11:40pm

Jesusfuckingchrist. He was a 12 yr old child, goddamnit.

I despise those cops, just despise them. Not one shred of humanity between them.

72 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 3:11:49pm

Kirk…Kirk…isn’t he supposed to be one of the “good ones”? The “not insane” ones?

73 Kragar  Jun 11, 2015 3:12:01pm

“Through”?

74 goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2015 3:13:25pm

re: #60 Jay C

I’ve had Prime for a few years now and consider it a mixed bag. I definitely purchase enough to save money on shipping so it’s absolutely worth it, but I pretty much exhausted all the free streaming options that appeal to me a long time ago. They don’t rotate offerings very often, which I understand is mostly due to the restrictive windowing contracts the studios demand. I wish something would get done about that.

75 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 3:13:41pm

re: #73 Kragar

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“Through”?

The word is “throw,” Sean. And I’d say odds are good that that’s exactly what they did. Get him out of there before people began to look too deeply into the department’s operations.

76 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 3:13:48pm

re: #73 Kragar

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“Through”?

Illiterates R Us

77 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 3:14:15pm

re: #74 goddamnedfrank

I’ve had Prime for a few years now and consider it a mixed bag. I definitely purchase enough to save money on shipping so it’s absolutely worth it, but I pretty much exhausted all the free streaming options that appeal to me a long time ago. They don’t rotate offerings very often, which I understand is mostly due to the restrictive windowing contracts the studios demand. I wish something would get done about that.

We get Prime for the shipping.

The rest is just gravy.

78 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 3:18:14pm
79 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 3:19:14pm

Lawyer for family of Tamir Rice: Group that filed affidavits ‘provided a blueprint for the nation to follow in addressing many of the relationship problems between African-Americans and law enforcement’; ‘We are grateful that the wheels of justice are starting to turn’ - statement
end of alert

80 BeachDem  Jun 11, 2015 3:20:54pm

re: #63 allegro

I got an Amazon Firestick that has worked very well. Cheap too at $39.

I bought the Firestick when it was first on sale for $19.99. Had no idea what it even was, but it seemed like a deal! I have my streaming stuff through my BlueRay, so the Firestick is still in the package it came in.

Yes, I’m an idiot, and a sucker for a bargain. (I also bought the Kindle Fire when it was on sale—still in the box—still using my Nexus 7 tablet.)

I just upgraded TWC to digital and expanded platform and changed over to digital phone (I need a landline for business.) With my internet (upgraded to faster speed), expanded digital cable with HBO, free wifi, and phone, it’s still $35 a month cheaper than I was paying for just internet and phone.

Just when I think I’ve caught up with technology, it gets away from me again. Sigh.

81 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 3:22:48pm

Here’s the judgment entry in the Tamir Rice case.

Scroll down about a quarter of the page.

cleveland.com

82 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 3:24:32pm

Now you want to see “death threats”—check judge Adrine’s emails and Facebook and Twitter (if any).

83 BeachDem  Jun 11, 2015 3:25:24pm

re: #78 Justanotherhuman

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I do like Lisa Bloom. She’s Gloria Allred’s daughter, but she is not the glory hound her mother can be.

84 goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2015 3:27:21pm

re: #77 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We get Prime for the shipping.

The rest is just gravy.

Also recommend the account sharing feature as a way of helping out friends and family. Pro tip: the “household” requirement isn’t really a requirement.

85 jaunte  Jun 11, 2015 3:28:34pm

“There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it’s been an accepted concept in our culture today. Nowhere does it say, ‘Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.’ It doesn’t say that anywhere.”

“The example I think of is Noah,” Gianforte continued. “How old was Noah when he built the Ark? 600. He wasn’t like, cashing Social Security checks. He wasn’t hanging out; he was working. So, I think we have an obligation to work. The role we have in work may change over time, but the concept of retirement is not biblical.”

86 HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2015 3:30:13pm

re: #85 jaunte

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Uh huh

87 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 3:30:19pm

re: #70 Amory Blaine

The only thing I miss about cable is the randomness. You turn it on, whatever is on is on. With streaming and whatnot you choose everything all the time so that random factor is gone.

That’s what I depend on cable for. There are a few things I’ll decide I want to see, and enjoy the ability to stream a la carte—On Demand usually takes care of that. Mainly, though, I don’t want to make the effort. I like to look at the schedule and say: “Oh, man—I haven’t thought of that in years!” Or: “I always meant to see that, but never did!”

As for buying downloads, no thanks. If I want to keep music or movies or TV shows, I want CD or Blu-Ray quality—charging money for anything less should be illegal.

88 BeachDem  Jun 11, 2015 3:31:20pm

re: #67 darthstar

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Isn’t it interesting that here in it’s-all-about-family-values-upright-South Carolina, we have not just one but two bachelor Senators.

Personally I don’t care if they’re married, single, dating goats—I dislike Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott for their policies and idiocy.

89 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 3:31:58pm

re: #85 jaunte

See what I mean about idiots filling up State legislatures?

90 jaunte  Jun 11, 2015 3:32:06pm

re: #86 HappyWarrior

Ken Ham should emulate Noah and wait until he’s 600 to build the Ark Park.

91 sizzzzlerz  Jun 11, 2015 3:32:35pm

re: #12 jaunte

That’s the one my wife refers to as “that effing western”

Oh, they say “fucking” so often so that you won’t notice the number of times they slip in a “cocksucker”.

92 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 3:33:08pm

re: #85 jaunte

Life expectancy in the period that the Bible was written was under thirty years. The Bible also fails to mention Republicans, let’s abolish them and then see what happens.

93 goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2015 3:33:44pm

LOL @ “crank bugs.” Story’s fucked up tho’.

94 EPR-radar  Jun 11, 2015 3:34:43pm

re: #72 Targetpractice

Kirk…Kirk…isn’t he supposed to be one of the “good ones”? The “not insane” ones?

There are no good Republican leaders or elected officials. They are either glue-sniffing prion disease cases themselves, or spend almost every waking moment pandering to the glue-sniffing prion disease cases in order to avoid a primary from the further Right.

95 wrenchwench  Jun 11, 2015 3:34:44pm

re: #85 jaunte

I would think members of a political party would start to get embarrassed being associated with stupidity so often but maybe they just never notice.

96 goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2015 3:35:46pm

re: #93 goddamnedfrank

I wish that embedded tweets displayed the linked RT’s like Twitter and TweetDeck do now.

97 Shiplord Kirel  Jun 11, 2015 3:36:46pm

The Bible does admonish people to care for the old and feeble. If they are still working vigorously and paying their own way, why do they need such care? It’s not as though they had to kick in tuition money or bail for ungrateful offspring.

98 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 3:38:23pm

re: #92 Higgs Boson’s Mate

So, they probably measured “years” in months. That would have made Noah 50 yrs—pretty old in those days.

Or did they even measure time at all, except by the moon and the sun? Neither calendar nor clock is mentioned in the bible.

99 Kragar  Jun 11, 2015 3:38:36pm
100 Snarknado!  Jun 11, 2015 3:38:51pm

re: #88 BeachDem

Isn’t it interesting that here in it’s-all-about-family-values-upright-South Carolina, we have not just one but two bachelor Senators.

Personally I don’t care if they’re married, single, dating goats—I dislike Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott for their policies and idiocy.

Oh, please, let them be dating each other…. <sigh>

101 jaunte  Jun 11, 2015 3:39:11pm
102 wrenchwench  Jun 11, 2015 3:39:25pm

re: #96 goddamnedfrank

I wish that embedded tweets displayed the linked RT’s like Twitter and TweetDeck do now.

Me too! That’s the most frustrating thing about Twitter, now that the Chuckster is out of there.

103 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 3:39:48pm

re: #95 wrenchwench

I would think members of a political party would start to get embarrassed being associated with stupidity so often but maybe they just never notice.

I get it with voters who have enough on their plates to work, raise families, just survive or simply have no interest in politics. I give them a grudging pass when they continue to vote for numbnuts. But elected people are paid to know what’s going on. It’s their damn job. No passes offered. Not ignorant, flat fucking evil.

104 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 3:41:28pm

re: #99 Kragar

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I thought they fled to Canada.

105 Shiplord Kirel  Jun 11, 2015 3:41:34pm
106 The Vicious Babushka  Jun 11, 2015 3:42:54pm

re: #77 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We get Prime for the shipping.

The rest is just gravy.

THIS

107 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 3:45:25pm

re: #105 Shiplord Kirel

It’s spreading:

Florida principal removed for online comment in support of McKinney officer

Is there a vaccine?

108 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 3:45:42pm

re: #105 Shiplord Kirel

It’s spreading:

Florida principal removed for online comment in support of McKinney officer

If a high school principal fears for his life around his students, he’s doing it wrong.

109 The Vicious Babushka  Jun 11, 2015 3:45:43pm

re: #97 Shiplord Kirel

The Bible does admonish people to care for the old and feeble. If they are still working vigorously and paying their own way, why do they need such care? It’s not as though they had to kick in tuition money or bail for ungrateful offspring.

“Do not cast me off in my old age” Psalms 71:9

110 Timothy Watson  Jun 11, 2015 3:45:59pm

re: #107 thedopefishlives

Is there a vaccine?

The only thing we can do is nuke it, from orbit.

111 Belafon  Jun 11, 2015 3:46:42pm

re: #105 Shiplord Kirel

It’s spreading:

Florida principal removed for online comment in support of McKinney officer

That one was from earlier this week. The teacher is more recent.

112 BeachDem  Jun 11, 2015 3:49:45pm

re: #100 Snarknado!

Oh, please, let them be dating each other…. <sigh>

I have heard rumors…

113 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 3:50:25pm

re: #106 Lord Of The Pies

The combination of the shipping (Free, same-day for most stuff where I am), streaming music and video, plus one free borrowed book a month Prime is more than worth it to me.

114 Shiplord Kirel  Jun 11, 2015 3:51:08pm

There is much caterwauling and gnashing of teeth among freepers over the firing of the Frenship teacher. The story about the Florida principal hasn’t hit freep land yet.
There are ominous warnings about free speech from those who do not understand the First Amendment, and even a few who see it as part of Obama’s program of socialist tyranny. As usual though a few dissidents try to inject some unappreciated sanity into the discussion:

If she publicly states that she favors racial segregation of schools, she does not belong in a classroom.

….or this exchange:

Free speech. Read it and weep.

Words have consequences.

115 goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2015 3:51:13pm
116 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 3:52:32pm

This is college sports, and just the tip of the iceberg.

University of North Carolina placed on probation by accreditation agency

college.usatoday.com

I’m sure UNC-CH is not the only school in which these practices occur. And I feel sure they would not have occurred during Dean Smith’s 36 yr career.

117 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 3:53:26pm

re: #114 Shiplord Kirel

There is much caterwauling and gnashing of teeth among freepers over the firing of the Frenship teacher. The story about the Florida principal hasn’t hit freep land yet.
There are ominous warnings about free speech from those who do not understand the First Amendment, and even a few who see it as part of Obama’s program of socialist tyranny. As usual though a few dissidents try to inject some unappreciated sanity into the discussion:

….or this exchange:

At times like these, I generally like to bear in mind that wingnuts think that employers have effectively total control over their employees and should be able to fire you for any reason.

118 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 3:53:31pm

re: #115 goddamnedfrank

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And certainly no reason to dismantle one which is the fucknoodle’s end goal.

119 Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2015 3:54:02pm

re: #96 goddamnedfrank

I wish that embedded tweets displayed the linked RT’s like Twitter and TweetDeck do now.

They’ll get around to it sooner or later.

121 wrenchwench  Jun 11, 2015 3:58:12pm
122 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 4:01:28pm
123 stpaulbear  Jun 11, 2015 4:01:29pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Twitter Removes 140-Character Limit for Direct Messages.

I’m not on twitter and don’t even have a smart phone, but even I know that the 140 character limit was what made twitter fun. Isn’t it just going to turn into a barage of email messages without the limit? Why is this good?

124 Timothy Watson  Jun 11, 2015 4:02:40pm

re: #123 stpaulbear

I’m not on twitter and don’t even have a smart phone, but even I know that the 140 character limit was what made twitter fun. Isn’t it just going to turn into a barage of email messages without the limit? Why is this good?

It’s only for direct messages, messages sent privately between members who follow each other.

IIRC, a long time, there wasn’t a limit then they added one, and are now removing it.

125 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:02:46pm

Nice when judges have a modicum of common sense.

126 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 4:03:29pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Twitter Removes 140-Character Limit for Direct Messages.

Whose ass did they pull the figure 140 out of in the first place? Just as a top-of-the-head figure, I could see 100 (or 1000), I could see 128 or 256 as figures we were familiar with. (Before the hard-drive manufacturers decided to start cheating us out of…Hell, by the time you get to Terabytes it’s 10%!) But 140 is just completely off the wall. (As well as being too small.)

127 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 4:03:55pm

re: #126 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Whose ass did they pull the figure 140 out of in the first place? Just as a top-of-the-head figure, I could see 100 (or 1000), I could see 128 or 256 as figures we were familiar with. (Before the hard-drive manufacturers decided to start cheating us out of…Hell, by the time you get to Terabytes it’s 10%!) But 140 is just completely off the wall. (As well as being too small.)

Cell phone text limits.

128 stpaulbear  Jun 11, 2015 4:03:56pm

re: #124 Timothy Watson

Thanks (I’ll just return to keeping my tech un-savviness a secret now).

129 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 4:04:59pm

re: #127 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Cell phone text limits.

LOL I love this place. No matter the question, someone has the answer.

130 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 4:06:36pm

re: #129 allegro

If you want more detail about how that particular limit came about (it is actually 160, but twitter needs some info for usernames, etc.), this is an interesting read.

131 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 4:07:20pm

South Korea’s Health Ministry reports 4 new cases of MERS, bringing total to 126 - @Reuters
end of alert

132 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:07:48pm
133 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 4:07:56pm

re: #129 allegro

LOL I love this place. No matter the question, someone has the answer.

Can God make a rock so big that she can’t move it?

134 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 4:08:03pm

re: #130 klys (maker of Silmarils)

If you want more detail about how that particular limit came about (it is actually 160, but twitter needs some info for usernames, etc.), this is an interesting read.

Thanks. That was just one of my “Getoffamalawn!” posts….

135 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 4:08:10pm
136 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 4:09:34pm

re: #130 klys (maker of Silmarils)

If you want more detail about how that particular limit came about (it is actually 160, but twitter needs some info for usernames, etc.), this is an interesting read.

Not really. I don’t even do Twitter. I’m just amused by the oftentimes really obscure knowledge base of lizards.

137 stpaulbear  Jun 11, 2015 4:09:34pm

re: #133 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Can God make a rock so big that she can’t move it?

What is an occasional table the rest of the time?

138 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 4:10:11pm

re: #131 Justanotherhuman

South Korea’s Health Ministry reports 4 new cases of MERS, bringing total to 126 - @Reuters
end of alert

Camel urine again?

139 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 4:10:22pm

re: #130 klys (maker of Silmarils)

If you want more detail about how that particular limit came about (it is actually 160, but twitter needs some info for usernames, etc.), this is an interesting read.

640k should be enough for anybody.//

140 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 4:10:42pm

re: #135 Justanotherhuman

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Seriously, is that how weak the defense’s case is going to be? That the video doesn’t prove anything?

141 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 4:11:21pm
142 goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2015 4:11:26pm

re: #123 stpaulbear

I’m not on twitter and don’t even have a smart phone, but even I know that the 140 character limit was what made twitter fun. Isn’t it just going to turn into a barage of email messages without the limit? Why is this good?

Well, for one thing it provides a giant disincentive for following assholes or following people without putting any forethought into it. Dumbfucks like Montel Williams following some 90 thousand accounts trying to get his follow back numbers up and be “relevant.” Now when you follow someone you have to ask yourself if they’re the kind of person who might DM the entire fucking Bible at you.

143 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 4:13:49pm

re: #133 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Can God make a rock so big that she can’t move it?

That’s trick question isn’t it.

144 goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2015 4:14:23pm

Before I finally caved and got into Twitter I thought the 140 character limit was really asinine. Now I really like it. It rewards concise composition.

Unfortunately it also fosters tons of retardation, but whatevs.

145 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 4:16:00pm

RW attacking Deray, cont.

Someone has Deray covered, though. More than likely a lot of people.

146 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:16:27pm

re: #133 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Can God make a rock so big that she can’t move it?

Depends on whether God is defined to be omnipotent.

147 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 4:17:11pm

re: #139 thedopefishlives

640k should be enough for anybody.//

Anyone who doesn’t know how to move their mouse driver to HIMEM shouldn’t be using a computer anyway.

148 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 4:17:44pm

re: #147 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Anyone who doesn’t know how to move their mouse driver to HIMEM shouldn’t be using a computer anyway.

Now that’s bringing back some memories.

149 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 4:18:07pm

I put spinach in the most recent batch of food I made for my dogs. They have both been farting purple clouds since. Seriously harshing my mellow sticking my head outa the window for breath.

I do belief I will leave the spinach out next time.

150 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 4:18:12pm

Everybody please read majii’s post downstairs.

151 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 4:19:09pm

re: #145 Justanotherhuman

Wade Davis II:

Exe. Dir. of #YouCanPlay Project. Former #NFL Player. YOU Belong Co-Founder. #NYU Prof #Diversity Consultant, Speaker, #LGBT #Feminist Email:info@WadeADavis.com

152 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 4:19:25pm

re: #148 thedopefishlives

Now that’s bringing back some memories.

QEMM, baby! At last, I can play those Sierra games that required 625K.

153 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 4:20:26pm

re: #152 Higgs Boson’s Mate

QEMM, baby! At last, I can play those Sierra games that required 625K.

Yep, I remember doing all that. That was around the time when I started outpacing my dad in the tech department, when I was able to fix DOS and he wasn’t.

154 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 4:20:32pm

re: #139 thedopefishlives

640k should be enough for anybody.//

The 640K memory ceiling was bad, but not as bad as paying $350 for a 40 MB Hard drive, only 32 of which was useable because of the DOS partition.

155 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:20:38pm

re: #152 Higgs Boson’s Mate

QEMM, baby! At last, I can play those Sierra games that required 625K.

Hehehe.

156 EPR-radar  Jun 11, 2015 4:24:31pm

re: #154 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The 640K memory ceiling was bad, but not as bad as paying $350 for a 40 MB Hard drive, only 32 of which was useable because of the DOS partition.

Technological progress does deprive us of some good computer joke material, like anything that has ‘read the chad box’ as a punch line.

157 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 4:24:42pm

re: #154 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The 640K memory ceiling was bad, but not as bad as paying $350 for a 40 MB Hard drive, only 32 of which was useable because of the DOS partition.

The worst pain I can remember was early 3D video card drivers. One time, for Christmas, I got a new video game. It required a certain, very specific version of the video card drivers - which also just so happened to break everything else. It was months before I was able to get my system stabilized.

158 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 4:24:54pm

re: #156 EPR-radar

*WHACK!*

159 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:25:09pm

Haven’t seen Herr Boll for a while.

160 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 4:26:38pm

re: #154 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The 640K memory ceiling was bad, but not as bad as paying $350 for a 40 MB Hard drive, only 32 of which was useable because of the DOS partition.

Having to manually set up early HDs, including the interleaving early on, was the funnest thing.

161 EPR-radar  Jun 11, 2015 4:27:25pm

re: #157 thedopefishlives

The worst pain I can remember was early 3D video card drivers. One time, for Christmas, I got a new video game. It required a certain, very specific version of the video card drivers - which also just so happened to break everything else. It was months before I was able to get my system stabilized.

Application-specific printer drivers. Inventions of the devil, yes they were.

162 Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 11, 2015 4:28:54pm

re: #156 EPR-radar

0-6-8 overpunch. Ah, the good old days, when I learned to program COBOL before I learned how to drive a car.

In 1976.

163 BlueSpotinAL  Jun 11, 2015 4:29:41pm

re: #161 EPR-radar

Application-specific printer drivers. Inventions of the devil, yes they were.

CUPS in unix was the worst. Never got printers to work.

164 Shiplord Kirel  Jun 11, 2015 4:31:39pm

I’ve been perusing the local message boards in Lubbock for the reaction to the firing of Frenship teacher Karen Fitzgibbons.
Frenship parents and district residents are generally supportive of the district. The rest is the usual foaming at the mouth from cretins who do not understand what “freedom of speech” means, with more than a few outright racists openly endorsing Fitzgibbons’s views.
The Frenship administration showed some guts in deciding so quickly to can the woman. It was absolutely the right thing, but they must now brace for a shitstorm of Biblical proportions from RWNJ radio quacks and racist politicians all over the country. There may also be some real threats from the usual suspects and I would not be surprised to see the district police quietly requesting help from other agencies. It is a small country district and they are not accustomed to national exposure. I hope they are up to it.

165 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 4:32:36pm

re: #163 BlueSpotinAL

CUPS in unix was the worst. Never got printers to work.

The CUPS port for Mac OS10 was responsible for numbers of people switching to Windows.

166 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:34:54pm

LOLOLOL

Youtube Video

167 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 4:37:18pm

Lord, and here I feel old because I remember Wolfenstein 3D being big because of how amazing it looked…in 1992.

168 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 4:37:55pm

re: #167 Targetpractice

Lord, and here I feel old because I remember Wolfenstein 3D being big because of how amazing it looked…in 1992.

My first computer “mod” was a CPU upgrade. It was a 386.

169 Timothy Watson  Jun 11, 2015 4:39:20pm

re: #167 Targetpractice

Lord, and here I feel old because I remember Wolfenstein 3D being big because of how amazing it looked…in 1992.

I remember as a kid messing around in the config.sys and autoexec.bat files (using REM to comment out stuff) to get enough memory to run videogames. :)

170 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 4:40:57pm
171 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 4:41:45pm

re: #170 Justanotherhuman

NOOOOOOES DON’T LET TEH SLUTZ HAVE THEIR PILLS!!!!1!11one

172 Timothy Watson  Jun 11, 2015 4:43:26pm

re: #170 Justanotherhuman

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Stupid question coming from a guy: Why isn’t more attention paid to IUDs?

173 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:43:38pm

re: #167 Targetpractice

Lord, and here I feel old because I remember Wolfenstein 3D being big because of how amazing it looked…in 1992.

I still adore VGA graphics because of Sierra quests.

174 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 4:44:02pm

re: #171 thedopefishlives

NOOOOOOES DON’T LET TEH SLUTZ HAVE THEIR PILLS!!!!1!11one

‘Cause as we all know, the more slut pills they buy, the more frequently they’re having sex. Rush said it, I believe it, That settles it.

175 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 4:44:28pm

re: #172 Timothy Watson

Stupid question coming from a guy: Why isn’t more attention paid to IUDs?

Do you want me to get graphic? I didn’t think so : )

176 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 4:44:29pm

re: #174 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

‘Cause as we all know, the more slut pills they buy, the more frequently they’re having sex. Rush said it, I believe it, That settles it.

I can refute that. I’m married and my wife is on a regular prescription./////

177 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 4:46:28pm

re: #176 thedopefishlives

I can refute that. I’m married and my wife is on a regular prescription./////

But, but, but…SANDRA FLUKE!!!11!!!

178 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 4:50:26pm

re: #173 Nyet

I still adore VGA graphics because of Sierra quests.

God, I miss the old Sierra games. It makes me thankful companies like GOG that are making all those old games available again. I tried once to get DOSBox to work, spent about an hour fiddling with it, then decided that having my fingernails pulled out one by one would be more pleasant by comparison.

179 Snarknado!  Jun 11, 2015 4:50:31pm

re: #167 Targetpractice

My first computer “died” right after I got it because I didn’t realize I needed to type “sys c:” before copying the rest of my shiny new dos 3.3 over the old version that came with the computer. Talk about panic… but after that nothing much scared me.

180 Justanotherhuman  Jun 11, 2015 4:50:55pm

Later, Lizards!

Keep calm…

181 Timothy Watson  Jun 11, 2015 4:52:05pm

re: #173 Nyet

I still adore VGA graphics because of Sierra quests.

Never played many of the Sierra games, but man, did I play pretty much every thing that LucasArts put out.

182 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 4:53:28pm

re: #178 Targetpractice

God, I miss the old Sierra games. It makes me thankful companies like GOG that are making all those old games available again. I tried once to get DOSBox to work, spent about an hour fiddling with it, then decided that having my fingernails pulled out one by one would be more pleasant by comparison.

Thank you for that. I had the same experience and now I know it wasn’t just me. At my age that means a lot.

183 Snarknado!  Jun 11, 2015 4:55:03pm

re: #178 Targetpractice

God, I miss the old Sierra games. It makes me thankful companies like GOG that are making all those old games available again. I tried once to get DOSBox to work, spent about an hour fiddling with it, then decided that having my fingernails pulled out one by one would be more pleasant by comparison.

I never had a problem with dosbox (except for android), but I’d rather let GOG take care of it. And I too love Sierra — and a lot of other games of that era..

184 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:55:59pm

re: #178 Targetpractice

Dunno, it worked on the first try for me.

185 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:56:31pm

The most pleasant memories are, I think from Quest for Glory.

186 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 4:58:54pm

re: #185 Nyet

The most pleasant memories are, I think from Quest for Glory.

That was a great game but none surpass Leisure Suit Larry.

187 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 4:59:00pm
188 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 5:00:16pm

re: #186 allegro

That was a great game but none surpass Leisure Suit Larry.

I love LSL, played all parts, even those not remade for VGA. Hey, even LSL4. //
But It’s on the third place behind QfG and SQ.

189 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)  Jun 11, 2015 5:00:48pm

I love Amazon Prime Instant video. Tons of good shit. Just watched “The Station Agent” the other day and really liked it.

Seen elsewhere in the web, in reference to the creepy Johnson:

“He looks like a wad of cookie dough kicked across a Scottish barbershop floor.”

190 Snarknado!  Jun 11, 2015 5:02:09pm

re: #185 Nyet

The most pleasant memories are, I think from Quest for Glory.

I found the middle of QFG1 a bit lacking — spent a lot of time picking fights to level up — but I loved 2. I haven’t played the others (yet, I bought them from GOG), and I don’t remember why, except that it was something about my equipment.

191 Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2015 5:02:22pm

re: #184 Nyet

Dunno, it worked on the first try for me.

I’ve heard some people say it’s simple to use, others swear that you have to make a pact with the Elder Gods.

192 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 5:02:27pm

re: #189 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

Yo, how you been?

193 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 5:02:37pm

I had my grad students and half the department in my office for a good week trying to get Larry successfully laid in that first game. Cannot describe the hilarity that ensued. I will always look back at that with the greatest fondness.

194 ObserverArt  Jun 11, 2015 5:03:12pm

re: #189 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

I love Amazon Prime Instant video. Tons of good shit. Just watched “The Station Agent” the other day and really liked it.

Seen elsewhere in the web, in reference to the creepy Johnson:

“He looks like a wad of cookie dough kicked across a Scottish barbershop floor.”

And no 5-second rule in effect.

Nice to see you Obdi. Hope you are doing well.

195 freetoken  Jun 11, 2015 5:03:37pm

Unfortunately this Prime announcement came a week too late for me. I’m doing by biennial Prime “trial”, this time to replace some phone parts and misc. stuff.

I’m sort of meh on the video stuff.

196 TedStriker  Jun 11, 2015 5:06:09pm

re: #72 Targetpractice

Kirk…Kirk…isn’t he supposed to be one of the “good ones”? The “not insane” ones?

Yeah, Dark’s BFF.

197 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 5:06:24pm

I would recommend I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream and Entomorph. I think both are on GOG.

198 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)  Jun 11, 2015 5:07:09pm

re: #192 Nyet

Yo, how you been?

Extremely busy. I got into Columbia for grad school, amazingly, despite the hole my accident tore in my transcript, but I am mad cramming statistics so that I don’t flunk out my first year, and (trying to) work a ton to make money for it. My wife is finishing up her PhD so I am also doing tons of logistical and emotional support for her.

199 thedopefishlives  Jun 11, 2015 5:07:48pm

re: #198 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

Extremely busy. I got into Columbia for grad school, amazingly, despite the hole my accident tore in my transcript, but I am mad cramming statistics so that I don’t flunk out my first year, and (trying to) work a ton to make money for it. My wife is finishing up her PhD so I am also doing tons of logistical and emotional support for her.

Congratulations! And welcome back.

200 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 5:08:18pm

re: #198 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

That sounds great!

201 Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 11, 2015 5:08:21pm

BREAKING: Ruby Dee dies, age 91.

202 #FergusonFireside  Jun 11, 2015 5:08:35pm

re: #198 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

Extremely busy. I got into Columbia for grad school, amazingly, despite the hole my accident tore in my transcript, but I am mad cramming statistics so that I don’t flunk out my first year, and (trying to) work a ton to make money for it. My wife is finishing up her PhD so I am also doing tons of logistical and emotional support for her.

Congrats on Columbia!

203 prairiefire  Jun 11, 2015 5:09:16pm

re: #198 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

Best of luck to ya!

204 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)  Jun 11, 2015 5:10:09pm

re: #200 Nyet

That sounds great!

We’ve also had two deaths in the family—older generation, so expected, but still sad—and some other harrowing stuff, but the good part about it is my wife and I are closer than ever. We’ve always been super-tight but we’re just so grateful to have each other. She’s sincerely the best.

205 Timothy Watson  Jun 11, 2015 5:10:49pm

re: #201 Eric The Fruit Bat

BREAKING: Ruby Dee dies, age 91.

Didn’t know the name, but I see she was in American Gangster as Frank Lucas’s mother.

206 Great White Snark  Jun 11, 2015 5:10:50pm

re: #198 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

Extremely busy. I got into Columbia for grad school, amazingly, despite the hole my accident tore in my transcript, but I am mad cramming statistics so that I don’t flunk out my first year, and (trying to) work a ton to make money for it. My wife is finishing up her PhD so I am also doing tons of logistical and emotional support for her.

Whew! Kudos and good luck. Good thing you are young.

207 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 5:12:04pm

re: #198 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

Good to see you back! My lovely wife just finished a Masters so I have an idea of the amount of effort that emotional and logistical support can require.

208 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 5:12:34pm

re: #204 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

And that’s what counts. Good that you came by!

209 teleskiguy  Jun 11, 2015 5:13:35pm

Sovereign Citizen/White Privilege convergence.

210 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 5:13:44pm

re: #172 Timothy Watson

Stupid question coming from a guy: Why isn’t more attention paid to IUDs?

I will get graphic, because it is a legit question.

IUD insertion isn’t fun. IUD removal isn’t fun. For some women, and I happen to be one of them, we move out of not fun and into DEAR GOD I AM BEING STABBED IN THE UTERUS which is so not fun it’s not funny. Both insertion and removal are things that have to be done at the doctor’s office.

It tends to be more painful for women who haven’t had children, and there are fewer studies done on how quickly the return to fertility happens, and it’s possible the body can say NOPE and pop it out on its own. The risk of ectopic pregnancy is also higher, and depending on the woman, some types of IUDs are highly not recommended because of undesired side effects. (The copper IUD - one of the older styles - can have the lovely effect of making a period heavier and/or accompanied by even more painful cramps. Highly not recommended for women who already have painful cramps, which is one reason birth control is frequently prescribed.) The hormone based ones like Mirena are fantastic but much more recent and most doctors will hesitate to recommend them to women just trying birth control or who may change their mind in the near-term future. It’s often helpful to have a baseline of how the body responds to the hormones involved before dealing with the hassle of insertion as well. Every woman’s body reacts differently.

In my case, I’d been on BC for 12 years before I got my IUD, and I have no plans to have children so I was less concerned about fertility down the road (although I think it is less likely an issue anyway, just something not studied as extensively). Still hurt like hell, but I did get it replaced when the 5 years was up because the upsides outweigh the downsides for me.

211 ObserverArt  Jun 11, 2015 5:16:52pm

re: #198 Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)

Extremely busy. I got into Columbia for grad school, amazingly, despite the hole my accident tore in my transcript, but I am mad cramming statistics so that I don’t flunk out my first year, and (trying to) work a ton to make money for it. My wife is finishing up her PhD so I am also doing tons of logistical and emotional support for her.

Wow. Carrying a huge load. All the best to the both of you.

Later Lizards…going to a friend’s to see if Cleveland Cavs can get closer to that elusive National Championship in one of the big 4 pro sports. It would do that city a world of good to have something to feel proud about in these troubling times.

212 Nyet  Jun 11, 2015 5:17:04pm

And Stonekeep. Of course. Stonekeep.

213 No Country For Old Haters  Jun 11, 2015 5:17:46pm

re: #201 Eric The Fruit Bat

BREAKING: Ruby Dee dies, age 91.

A year ago.
cnn.com

214 A Cranky One  Jun 11, 2015 5:18:48pm

re: #137 stpaulbear

What is an occasional table the rest of the time?

Why does your nose run and your feet smell?

215 PhillyPretzel  Jun 11, 2015 5:21:29pm

re: #214 A Cranky One

And why do you park your car in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

216 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 5:21:45pm

re: #210 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That’s good info. I had a hysterectomy at age 30, so about 32 years ago. Back then, I believe only the copper IUD existed and it was never used in women who had not previously given birth. It was never an option for me. You’ve spoken about it here before and I was curious what had changed. Now I know. Cool.

217 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 5:25:58pm

re: #215 PhillyPretzel

And why do you park your car in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

Why do 90% of Californians store $1500 worth of old junk in their garages and leave $40,000 worth of cars on the driveway?

218 De Kolta Chair  Jun 11, 2015 5:26:08pm

Holy Aeolus, I just felt the first breeze of the day! Lasted two seconds, but it felt so good!

219 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 5:27:01pm

re: #216 allegro

That’s good info. I had a hysterectomy at age 30, so about 32 years ago. Back then, I believe only the copper IUD existed and it was never used in women who had not previously given birth. It was never an option for me. You’ve spoken about it here before and I was curious what had changed. Now I know. Cool.

I think that overall there is a lot more willingness to use it in women who have not given birth but it is still rarely presented as the primary option.

In my case I have tried just about everything except the copper IUD, the implant, and the shots. Maybe skipped one or two of the different hormone combinations, but I have been on the Pill, the patch, the ring, and now Mirena for …guess this is year 6. Up until the Mirena, none of it was for actual birth control.

That was actually part of what prompted my switch to the Mirena, because the failure rate is low (on the level of a vasectomy) and there’s no difference between the ideal use rate and the actual use rate. And I don’t have to remember to do anything.

Not dealing with that time of the month anymore is just the best bonus ever.

220 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 11, 2015 5:28:43pm

re: #218 De Kolta Chair

Holy Aeolus, I juts felt the first breeze of the day! Lasted two seconds, but yowzah!

Was it a foehn? I just love that word for some reason.

221 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 5:28:55pm

re: #217 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Why do 90% of Californians store $1500 worth of old junk in their garages and leave $40,000 worth of cars on the driveway?

I asked my husband that for years. His answer: fishing and hunting. I needed ask for no further details.

222 prairiefire  Jun 11, 2015 5:29:11pm

re: #219 klys (maker of Silmarils)

One good thing about menopause. Now I’ll start the down hill slide.

223 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 5:29:54pm

re: #222 prairiefire

One good thing about menopause. Now I’ll start the down hill slide.

I actually had a conversation with my mother about that yesterday. Looks like at least 20 more years for me.

224 Great White Snark  Jun 11, 2015 5:32:01pm

re: #215 PhillyPretzel

And why do you park your car in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

And bout that toll road on the freeway?

225 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 5:32:54pm

re: #215 PhillyPretzel

And why do you park your car in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

New Jersey taught me that a parkway is for parking and sitting in your car.

226 bratwurst  Jun 11, 2015 5:33:16pm

Among the several life crises I have been experiencing lately is Chrome running unbelievably slow on my Mac. I tried all the tips online (clearing history and cache, taking a close look at plug-ins and extensions, etc) without any luck. Finally, I tried re-installing. Now it runs fast as a little bunny!

227 PhillyPretzel  Jun 11, 2015 5:33:42pm

re: #225 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Especially during rush hour.

228 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 5:35:14pm

re: #219 klys (maker of Silmarils)

So it eliminates your period as well? Very cool! That was one of the best things about my hysterectomy. The other, in hindsight, is that I’m growing increasingly convinced that it has saved me from breast cancer. Both my mom and her identical twin sister had breast cancer and so did both of my twin aunt’s daughters, my cousins and both quite young. In all cases, it appears that estrogen played a very large role.

229 freetoken  Jun 11, 2015 5:36:26pm

re: #226 bratwurst

Chrome on my Mac is becoming quite bloated. A couple of gigabytes just for a few tabs. I even go into the options and turn off all the experimental bells and whistles - which helps with speed - but it’s still a memory hog.

230 Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2015 5:36:48pm
231 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 5:37:37pm

re: #228 allegro

So it eliminates your period as well? Very cool! That was one of the best things about my hysterectomy. The other, in hindsight, is that I’m growing increasingly convinced that it has saved me from breast cancer. Both my mom and her identical twin sister had breast cancer and so did both of my twin aunt’s daughters, my cousins and both quite young. In all cases, it appears that estrogen played a very large role.

It is a possible side effect of the Mirena, not a guarantee. I don’t mind this side effect. This side effect is up there with kittens and rainbows.

It throws the doctors off though when I go and they ask when my last period was and I can’t remember but I am pretty sure it was 6 years ago. (Note to our male Lizards: this is standard so they can figure out if there’s some possibility you are pregnant. Some places just skip to giving you a cup to pee in for a pregnancy test right away.)

Breast cancer in my family tends to be post-menopause, at least.

232 A Cranky One  Jun 11, 2015 5:38:04pm

re: #230 Amory Blaine

Cut that out. You’re harshing my cranky.

///

233 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 5:38:17pm

This isn’t totally off-topic, because we were talking about streaming services earlier. I’m not interested in any streaming music service, and the same goes for the new Apple Music service announced Monday. However, I did watch the WWDC keynote, and between the “History of Music” video and the demos and testimonials and ads—Tim Cook is just straight-up trolling the bigots nonstop lately. It’s really funny imagining their little heads exploding.

234 Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2015 5:38:26pm

With alternative minimum tax repeal, GOP lawmakers eye tax cut for wealthy

A key Republican lawmaker is renewing efforts to repeal Wisconsin’s alternative minimum tax, which mostly applies to the state’s high earners, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has signaled broader support for the move among GOP lawmakers.

Rep. Dale Kooyenga, vice chairman of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, said Thursday that he’s proposing to repeal the tax through a broader tax package that would be revenue-neutral — meaning any tax cuts would be offset by corresponding revenue increases. The package also would reduce the so-called marriage penalty in the income tax code and overhaul the state sales tax on hotel rooms. The latter move would generate additional revenue, Kooyenga said.

Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, unsuccessfully pushed to repeal the alternative minimum tax two years ago. The tax is meant to ensure filers with large amounts of tax deductions or exclusions pay a minimum amount of income tax.

This time, Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, has indicated broader support for the move, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Republican lawmakers are working to eliminate the tax.

235 Mattand  Jun 11, 2015 5:38:28pm

re: #133 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Can God make a rock so big that she can’t move it?

That’s why she started that GoFundMe page in the first place.

236 TedStriker  Jun 11, 2015 5:39:14pm

re: #205 Timothy Watson

Didn’t know the name, but I see she was in American Gangster as Frank Lucas’s mother.

Also more widely known as the late Ossie Davis’ other half.

237 De Kolta Chair  Jun 11, 2015 5:39:56pm
“War isn’t hell… war is loud! Much too noisy. All those shells and bombs going off around you. Never mind death, a man could lose his hearing.” — Mel Brooks, combat engineer in the 1104 Combat Engineer Battalion, 78th Infantry Division
238 bratwurst  Jun 11, 2015 5:39:59pm

re: #229 freetoken

Chrome on my Mac is becoming quite bloated. A couple of gigabytes just for a few tabs. I even go into the options and turn off all the experimental bells and whistles - which helps with speed - but it’s still a memory hog.

It is definitely a memory hog. I would switch, except for the fact that I am doing Google ad rating as a part time job. It is essential to clear the cache on a semi-regular basis, but I highly recommend doing as I did: download the latest version and replace what you are running now. The difference for me is night and day.

239 unproven innocence  Jun 11, 2015 5:41:32pm

re: #179 Snarknado!

My first computer “died” right after I got it because I didn’t realize I needed to type “sys c:” before copying the rest of my shiny new dos 3.3 over the old version that came with the computer. Talk about panic… but after that nothing much scared me.

One of my worst panic moments was when I brought a 1.4M boot floppy to demo something I’d coded up to show a sysadmin friend at a university, on his personal workstation. He’d gone to get a soda or coffee when I noticed that his Drive C was no longer showing up.

I ejected the boot disk and re-booted and all was well. My boot disk used DOS 3.3, but his machine used DOS 5.

240 Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2015 5:41:56pm

I just totally botched my tub caulk job.

241 freetoken  Jun 11, 2015 5:42:04pm

re: #238 bratwurst

I always updated to the latest version of Chrome. I still find though that when going to Google’s own websites (like Plus, or Youtube) that the memory use and CPU can go way up. If you are a registered user of the above, for Chrome seems to start some sort of caching or searching, I supposed in order to be “smart”.

242 No Country For Old Haters  Jun 11, 2015 5:43:02pm

Woah, Reddit isn’t the wild west anymore

It’ll be interesting to see where this goes. There are a lot of questionable subreddits.

243 De Kolta Chair  Jun 11, 2015 5:43:04pm

re: #240 Amory Blaine

I just totally botched my tub caulk job.

How so? Just wondering because I’m about to botch my bathroom caulk job this Saturday.

[Caulk job, heh heh. It’s cool.]

244 bratwurst  Jun 11, 2015 5:43:32pm

re: #233 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

This isn’t totally off-topic, because we were talking about streaming services earlier. I’m not interested in any streaming music service, and the same goes for the new Apple Music service announced Monday. However, I did watch the WWDC keynote, and between the “History of Music” video and the demos and testimonials and ads—Tim Cook is just straight-up trolling the bigots nonstop lately. It’s really funny imagining their little heads exploding.

Please check out my page on streaming if you haven’t already. I am bummed that planet earth’s number one music retailer is anxious to abandon the ownership model. However, their new effort is already being panned.

245 Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2015 5:45:28pm

re: #243 De Kolta Chair
Rippled and corners look like doo doo. Last line of tile is over an inch it was like filling a hole so I ran out. By the time I got back with more it had a skin on it and I of course tore it so now it looks like ass.

246 stpaulbear  Jun 11, 2015 5:47:12pm

re: #234 Amory Blaine

With alternative minimum tax repeal, GOP lawmakers eye tax cut for wealthy

Wisconsin: Kansas with beer and cheese.

247 De Kolta Chair  Jun 11, 2015 5:48:00pm

re: #220 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Was it a foehn? I just love that word for some reason.

I feign to know what a foehn even is. ;-)

But anyway, what the feck is a foehn?

248 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2015 5:48:02pm

re: #244 bratwurst

Please check out my page on streaming if you haven’t already. I am bummed that planet earth’s number one music retailer is anxious to abandon the ownership model. However, their new effort is already being panned.

SSDD:

Problem time: Things are only an issue when Apple gets involved.

New Apple streaming music service? Must be time to complain about streaming music services.

249 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 5:50:41pm

re: #245 Amory Blaine

Rippled and corners look like doo doo. Last line of tile is over an inch it was like filling a hole so I ran out. By the time I got back with more it had a skin on it and I of course tore it so now it looks like ass.

Maybe it’s the mohito I’m slurping but that is one of the funniest descriptions of…. something I’ve read in ages. I had to scroll up to see what you were talking about.

250 A Cranky One  Jun 11, 2015 5:50:54pm

re: #231 klys (maker of Silmarils)

While both my daughters are married and take advantage of BC, the primary reason they take pills is to treat PCOS. They are in the same situation as the friend that Sandra Fluke discussed in her testimony. It makes me furious that a bunch of old guys feel they should be denied reimbursement for medication unless they provide “proof” that it’s needed for other than BC. I make this point to all my Republican coworkers when the subject is raised. Tends to make them uncomfortable.

I’ll stop now before the crankiness takes control.

251 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 11, 2015 5:56:43pm

re: #250 A Cranky One

I was 12 when I started taking BC because my cramps were so bad; the likely diagnosis is endometriosis (although it has never been completely confirmed).

I will happily go into as much detail as necessary to make anyone uncomfortable if they want to advocate getting between me and my birth control for some stupid religious beliefs. You can take your religious beliefs and stuff them in your ear; I like being a functional human the entire month.

252 De Kolta Chair  Jun 11, 2015 5:56:51pm

re: #245 Amory Blaine

Rippled and corners look like doo doo. Last line of tile is over an inch it was like filling a hole so I ran out. By the time I got back with more it had a skin on it and I of course tore it so now it looks like ass.

Hmm, thanks for the groovy (get it?) advice, Messr. Blaine. Btw, I’m a big believer in prep work. I hate it when residents don’t do the prep, i.e., not only don’t do a modicum of cleaning up beforehand but don’t think about the people who make their residences look good. We always bake cookies, or at least order donuts, and brew bad ass mud before workers come over.

We’re all in this together,

253 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 5:58:09pm

re: #250 A Cranky One

While both my daughters are married and take advantage of BC, the primary reason they take pills is to treat PCOS. They are in the same situation as the friend that Sandra Fluke discussed in her testimony. It makes me furious that a bunch of old guys feel they should be denied reimbursement for medication unless they provide “proof” that it’s needed for other than BC. I make this point to all my Republican coworkers when the subject is raised. Tends to make them uncomfortable.

I’ll stop now before the crankiness takes control.

I totally get this argument and it is entirely legitimate. It also pisses me the hell off because it doesn’t matter why it is prescribed. It is no one else’s fucking business and no explanation should be required. The argument suggests “are you sick or a slut?” Avoiding an unwanted pregnancy is a plenty powerful reason and a woman’s right to determine her reproductive fate.

Now I’ll stop before the crankiness takes control. ;)

254 allegro  Jun 11, 2015 6:04:37pm

re: #251 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I was 12 when I started taking BC because my cramps were so bad; the likely diagnosis is endometriosis (although it has never been completely confirmed).

I will happily go into as much detail as necessary to make anyone uncomfortable if they want to advocate getting between me and my birth control for some stupid religious beliefs. You can take your religious beliefs and stuff them in your ear; I like being a functional human the entire month.

It was endometriosis that resulting in my begging for a hysterectomy. The pain was so intense for about 4 days a month I couldn’t function. My gyn said the contractions were equivalent to giving birth to triplets every month. No meds would dull the pain that doubled me over.

255 The War TARDIS  Jun 11, 2015 6:06:33pm

re: #250 A Cranky One

Talking to my mom, my sister has the same thing.

At a friends place. My air conditioner has been broken for 2 weeks. Could not take it anymore.

256 Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 11, 2015 7:07:08pm

re: #213 No Country For Old Haters

Me bad.

257 Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 11, 2015 7:09:19pm

Update on the Wonkette Editrix hatchling:

258 Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 11, 2015 7:22:16pm
259 Grimalkin  Jun 11, 2015 7:46:44pm

re: #240 Amory Blaine

Tape is your friend, use it on both edges of where your caulk line is. It takes time and patience to do, but it is so much easier to reajust tape then clean up caulk. I just finished all my windows in my new old house, and they are perfect.

260 Eventual Carrion  Jun 11, 2015 8:15:41pm

re: #191 Targetpractice

I’ve heard some people say it’s simple to use, others swear that you have to make a pact with the Elder Gods.

I’m on book 2 of the The Dreamers series.

261 Agnostick  Jun 12, 2015 7:44:14am

We’ve had Prime for three, maybe four years. It’s an incredible value, for several reasons—including the free two-day shipping on most purchases.

And yes… BOSCH!!! Holy crap, what a show!!!! Remember back in the old days, when TV shows had those (sometimes-extremely-cool) opening sequences, or title sequences? Bosch brings it back. And then, of course, there’s the wonderful series itself.

If you don’t yet have Amazon Prime, give it a shot!

Video

262 Agnostick  Jun 12, 2015 7:46:04am

re: #159 Nyet

Oh dear lord, this is great…. Thank you!!! :)

263 KerFuFFler  Jun 12, 2015 8:46:38am

re: #85 jaunte

“There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it’s been an accepted concept in our culture today. Nowhere does it say, ‘Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.’ It doesn’t say that anywhere.”

“The example I think of is Noah,” Gianforte continued. “How old was Noah when he built the Ark? 600. He wasn’t like, cashing Social Security checks. He wasn’t hanging out; he was working. So, I think we have an obligation to work. The role we have in work may change over time, but the concept of retirement is not biblical.”

I saw this in the comments:

Say…is he wearing two different fabrics? Anyone got a rock?

264 seajane  Jun 15, 2015 10:49:22am

Don’t forget “Alpha House” !! Laugh out loud funny and only available on Amazon Prime.


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Deadpool 2 Teaser Trailer - Red Band (2018) Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin The Merc with a Mouth takes a pop at Cable, Toy Story and Justice League in this teaser for the upcoming Deadpool sequel. Watch more entertainment and game trailers here!YouTube Watch the latest from IGN here!YouTube ------------------------------­----Follow IGN for ...
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Poll: Number of Conservative-Leaning States Drops to 39 (CN) – The number of conservative-leaning states has dropped from 44 to 39, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday. The survey, conducted over a number of polls taken throughout the year, found that 35 percent of Americans ...
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Shock Tactics: Why ‘Higher Risk’ Human Targets Get Stunned With Tasers NEW YORK – The maker of the Taser says the electroshock weapon is the safest tool on a police officer’s belt – with a few caveats. In pages of warnings, Axon Enterprise Inc advises police to beware that some ...
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