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  2. DMC

    MLB Postseason: Bat Fight!

    This game is so long I'm beginning to seriously doubt my commitment to sparkle motion.
  3. Ramsay B.

    MLB Postseason: Bat Fight!

    This game is never ending.
  4. Iskaral Pust

    Exercise & Fitness: Summer Bodies (TBD)

    Return to workouts for me this week, after September was ruined by travel and the common cold (twice). I was in the gym Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Lifting is going pretty well but aerobic stamina is still reduced after those viruses, so I’ve been doing some rowing too after weights to try and build back some cardio stamina. I had low energy and felt reluctant to go each time, but I remembered how it always goes better once I’m there and get started. I’m so glad I had the resolve to get back to it.
  5. Arthur Peres

    What if elia and children survive

    During the Rebellion was made clear that Aerys and Rhaegar had to die, and once they dispose of them who would take the throne? Aegon VI? Viserys III? risk being target by the crazy dynasty again? Robert being crowed was the most logical decision that they could make. Rhaegar running away with Lyanna and abanoning his wife and kids, and letting the realm sink in a civil war is unforgivable. Aerys killing Brandon and Rickard and them asking for Robert and Ned's head when they were the victms is unforgivable.
  6. Lykos

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Jill Filipovic in The Guardian
  7. Jace, Basilissa

    NFL 2019: After A Quarter, Are They Who We Thought They Were?

    Jared Goff couldn't even orchestrate a 2.1 point fantasy performance. Let alone a comeback.
  8. The Anti-Targ

    What shouldn't be done...about climate change

    There is, but too many people are afraid of it and it takes a substantial investment to put it in place for what is likely to only be a transitional solution. That is nuclear fission. But like so much on climate change solutions it's a day late and a dollar short. If nuclear power was progressively implemented globally without a major hiatus things would look a lot less dire, because it would have naturally replaced fossil fuel generation via that evolutionary process you described for other technologies. Australia could have been be all nuke by now and have an extremely low, nearing zero net emissions economy. But nope it's still chugging out large amounts of CO2 with not much reduction in sight in the immediate future. And the funny thing is nucular(TM GW Bush) is a technology the right would get behind so long as you didn't make it about defeating climate change (which is a hoax). But nuclear is now associated with "clean" so the right doesn't like it any more, and it's never been regarded as green, so the left hates it and won't consider it. So no one wants it now.
  9. Martell Spy

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Well, getting pregnant in the first place is suspicious on rightwing internet sites. It likely means you are not sufficiently dedicated to the capitalist project. Otherwise you'd have in secret aborted that fetus, while meeting everyone project deadline and making every start of shift, all while not being detected by the Jesus freaks.
  10. The Anti-Targ

    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    Effin' a! The professional era has lost something with the death of the classic tour. The only time we see it now is with the B&I Lions. Man I miss the days of the grand slam tours where the ABs played every 5 nations team in the course of a single tour. Has there been a grand slam tour since the 6 nations became a thing? And having international sides playing provincial teams was a great spectacle and big boost for grass roots rugby.
  11. ThinkerX

    What shouldn't be done...about climate change

    I have to fall back to my other argument here: the fossil fuel supply situation is critical. Immense effort is spent on masking this, but it remains true all the same. That alone will force a transition to alternative energy. This situation coincides with the dire climate change predictions. The second part of my argument, that NOBODY wants to face up to, is that there is no combination of alternative energy sources (including energy efficiency) that will keep civilization 'as is.' The transition is likely to be....highly unpleasant. The shape that society takes afterwards is almost certain to be alien to our current cultural views.
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  13. Proudfeet

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Also, considering that Steam is basically a near monopoly, you have to resort to aggressive strategies like this to gain a foothold. We'll see just how nice Epic is if/after they gain a sizeable amount of market share.
  14. ThinkerX

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    This purportedly played at one of Trump's clubs. I find this sickening - like glorifying the psychopaths who shoot up churches and schools and stores. However, it is apparently getting rave reviews from at least some Trump fans. (Others are insisting it is a 'libtard hoax.')
  15. The Anti-Targ

    What shouldn't be done...about climate change

    Unfinished thought? The problem is, none of those past slow burn innovations were associated with an existential crisis. In the absence of climate change who cares if EVs take 50 or 100 years to become the dominant means of personal motorised transport? I'm not in any rush to go electric except for the rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. So it's not a question of EVs following the same trajectory as the usual technology evolutionary cycle. It's more a question of whether, for the sake of the planet and human civilisation, there is a need to break that cycle and force a shorter timeframe, and if so how that should be done? In short: can we afford to wait those few decades for EVs to become dominant?
  16. The Marquis de Leech

    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    Anyway, my predictions for the QFs: England v. Australia New Zealand v. Ireland Wales v. France Japan v. South Africa Semis: New Zealand v. England Wales v. South Africa Final: New Zealand v. Wales (I do, of course, expect to be thoroughly wrong about everything).
  17. JNR

    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    Well, that's just it. He hasn't really repudiated it, or called it fan-fiction; he's just said HBO's version is different from the story he's writing. So what does that mean? It's up to us to decide. To put a sharper edge on the distinction, here are some basic concepts I confidently predict D&D and the book fanbase, including this site, got completely wrong: 1. Bran never becomes King of Westeros in the books 2. Jon is not the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna in the books 3. The origin of the Others, as provided on the show, is fundamentally different in the books Additionally, I also point out this recent remark from GRRM: This IMO conclusively shows any Short Timeline theory is wrong. As I've suggested various times, the timeline is long. So for instance when in AGOT we are told the Wall has been around eight thousand years, we would do better to accept that rough estimate than doubt it.
  18. The Marquis de Leech

    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    That's putting it mildly. A better option, IMHO, would bring back proper tours. Japan playing New Zealand provincial teams, with a one-off test before the Rugby Championship would be awesome.
  19. ThinkerX

    What shouldn't be done...about climate change

    Realism via historical comparison: Stationary steam engines date back to the 18th century. First locomotive dates from 1804 or thereabouts. Railways remained a curiosity, the province of dreamers and isolated test lines, for most of the next thirty years before starting to become truly widespread - over the vehement objections of barge companies. Development. Accommodation. Tinkerers began experimenting with gasoline powered vehicles in the 19th century. Again, they remained a curiosity and rich mans toy for multiple decades until Ford and other automakers started building automobiles in earnest - but even then, horse drawn buggies remained a common sight even in civilized realms for the first third of the 20th century. And the railway magnates strongly objected to the new technology until the middle of the 20th century. Similar examples apply to radio, computers, and other electrical devices. Currently, electric vehicles are in the early manufacturing phase, and are not well thought of by the makers of internal combustion autos. It will take a couple decades before they become dominant. Right now, electric
  20. RumHam

    Succession Season 2 - Full Spoilers

    Right, there was a line in season one about how the only way Kendall was ever gonna get his dad's respect was to try to kill him and I think we just saw that happen. Kendall was totally taping Logan when he brought up the dead british kid right? Mutual assured destruction and all.
  21. The Wolves

    What if elia and children survive

    It was Robert who had the power to hand out justice for their murder and instead he rewarded their monsters. Fuck him, that rebellion and Tywin and his monsters. That useless, stupid drunk had no reason to claim that throne. The second he agreed to that ugly chair he knew Aegon and Rhaenys were going to die. He had the power to save them(he should have named himself king and declared Aegon, Rhaenys and Elia under his protection. And don’t give me he probably didn’t think about it.)
  22. drawkcabi

    Watch, Watched, Watching: Hunting Minds

    Watching El Camino right now. It feels like the first episode of the next season after the "finale" It's like putting on your old winter coat for the first time the season, remembering how comfy it is wearing it and finding a few cool things in the pockets you forgot about.
  23. The Wolves

    What if elia and children survive

    When Robert claimed the throne(which wasn’t the goal of the rebellion )he signed Aegon and Rhaenys’ deaths. He sure does have more blame than Rhaegar alone with Tywin, and those monsters he let loose on Elia and her children. Rhaegar is to blame also but he shares the least IMO. Robert also standing over their innocent battered bodies and dehumanizing them is one of the most evil things in the books and made him a villain IMO.
  24. The Anti-Targ

    What shouldn't be done...about climate change

    I guess turning vaccuum cleaners into electric vehicles shouldn't be done, since Dyson has packed in his attempt to become an EV maker. Seems some people are thinking this might be a sign of an EV bubble about to burst. I hope what they mean by that is that the EV start up bubble is bursting, and not that EVs in general is a bubble that's about to burst and the world is suddenly going to turn away from them. It could happen of course. Seems like for the most part uptake of EVs is still pretty slow even in countries with subsidies / rebates. I think there are inertial barriers that all need to be addressed before EVs can become mainstream, like public charging infrastructure, esp in remote / rural areas, price of EVs (without subsidies or rebates), range anxiety, charging time, towing / load capacity. Without addressing these issues EVs may just remain niche and not really be part of the solution to climate change. Though if they are not part of the solution to climate change is a solution possible?
  25. Jaime L

    Westeros Experts League 2019

    Except Austin Hooper who is now godly, while OJ Howard has become the worst person in America named OJ.
  26. Morpheus

    Succession Season 2 - Full Spoilers

    I don’t know if Logan and Kendall were in cahoots, but I think this is what he wanted to happen, Kendall became the killer Logan dared him to be and proved himself worthy to take over.
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