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  • Commented on Random excuses
    I'd rather rinse and comb my beard/stache several times a day after eating plus showering than deal with all that crap ever again. Kudos for doing all the washing steps, but bleh....
  • Commented on Random excuses
    That reminds me of noticing that the hair on my shoulder isn't a wild stray, it's a herd now, and actually part of a trail running up the back of my neck. Ten minutes though... is that like, gods, I...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    Oh hell, not again....
  • Commented on Random excuses
    Still a bit low on the age range there, think I'll be 37 this year, but I had a weird patch that didn't want to grow in on my upper throat for the last fifteen years which finally filled out...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    *cough* First time I ate nacho chips after my beard got over an inch long I discovered the missus had just kinda chuckled to herself and ignored the uh... accumulation. I got in to the bathroom to rinse and discovered...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    Well I'd still rub beards with ya. ;)...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    A beard teaches you to deal with lots of little persistent annoyances in a patient manner. If you grow a nice looking natural beard, and learn your partner enjoys them, then the idea of going through the itchy valley and...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Every day I am grateful that my God--Armok--does not believe in me. I don't know who thought a God of Blood was a good idea, but I hope he prayed loud enough to end up in his presence after he...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Hey, if Bannon and his horde of lardy old rotten sacks of bastard want to gear up and go play crusader... let 'em! Hell, we should assist, nay, encourage, even require this. Yes, slap some mail and a great helm...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Erm... s/punching/pinching...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    I actually like the raspy little voice of the turbo six, though more car manufacturers should take a page from Horacio Pagani who decided that "dammit, if I'm going to make a turbo car, I'm going to play with the...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Derped, the second link should have been this one but I got caught up playing with the damn thing again and forgot what I was doing before I came back over here....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Parts of the ar[c]tic are 20C above the average temperature. The threat is immediate; we have run out of time. Which parts? Which average? Relative to last year? Ten years ago? Twenty? Year to year changes can definitely be scary...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Not the one you were after, which hopefully someone found, but I did find this and had to share it because damn I would have loved to find one of these books back in the day. http://www.mappingthenation.com/blog/how-an-artist-reinvented-the-map-in-wwii/ Richard Edes Harrison...
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    Oh good, I get to be the one to bring up Sax: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_Sax The fiction hook is obvious: imagined as something of a meta-sequel to Rant wherein time travelers try to off Sax repeatedly before he can invent the instrument...
  • Commented on Sad Trombone Exoplanet Reality Check
    Helios 1 and 2 both hit around 70 km/s (~150 kilomiles per hour) and Juno should get up to those velocities or a bit faster as it orbits Jupiter up close. The new Solar Probe Plus should end up around...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    Well, besides the obvious problem of massive flood basalt production, the permian-triassic time period had a particular arrangement of landmasses which screwed over the conveyor belt loops of oceanic heat and nutrient transfer. It is literally impossible for such an...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Lest we also forget the pyramid with the ring of bound tortured souls observing it forever, the tongue monsters, and so forth....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Mo became my favorite when she walked in and revealed that we'd all been fooled, Bob was the Good Girl, Ramona the Bad Girl, and Mo was Bond. It was nice to see her side of it, and something which...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    I'm going to miss how funny he is, as in deliberately funny, not "oh god George, stop talking to that piece of corn, it is not a person, what are you doing?" funny. Re: driving, I did a stint as...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    /s/migrant/nigger/g Oh my god, that is so over the top as to be comical. I mean, I'm in Memphis, the cartoon King of the Hill had a great line about it. 'We're going to... what's the bad part of Memphis...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Nobody sane lives in a state that tries to kill you as much as California does, or Florida where the most "ordinary" sort of risk you might face is finding an alligator on the porch, as opposed to finding some...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    You've been over here to the states before I'm sure, you know how absurdly huge it is, there's lots of room between the crazy folk on either coast... and I'm rather fond of your writing and such... so, if it...
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    Derp, I hit Ctrl+c instead of typing it after the Ctrl+a line....
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    "What is best in life" Ctrl+f crush Not found Ctrl+a conanquote.txt Ctrl+v tab tab enter...
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    I am truly amazed nobody brought up a version of something which is done now. Some of our competitors think they are ahead of the game by checking the social media history of their prospective employees. We know better. *...
  • Commented on Three Unexpectedly Good Things VR Will Probably Cause
    I'm a crap artist, but I love them and all their work put towards translating words and ideas into images. I can't imagine an artist seeing stuff like that google 3d drawing program and not getting a raging paint-on (yes,...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    Alternatively: something like the Mind in Transcendent, or even a true utopia like the Culture could provide. Just because you are part of "us" doesn't mean you have to stop being "you", it just means "we" can be "you" and...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    Seems like the objections about "how can we link geographically distant minds together, much less interplanetary/interstellar/intergalactic minds?" missed the bit where FTL was explicitly mentioned. Since this seems more like the Transcendent end of Baxter's Coalescent/Exultant/Transcendent series than the Coalescent...
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    Puroland? http://www.hello-cthulhu.com/?date=2003-11-30...
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