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cgod  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Credit Suisse Bond-Wipeout Threatens $250 Billion Market

Conservative love for the unitary executive is part of the problem.

I don't know the financial side of this all that well, but on the national security side congress just doesn't have much bandwidth anymore for serious detail oriented work that isn't extremely pressing. This is especially true on the republican side where a huge number of representatives entered congress with a MAGA mindset. Good national security legislation is innately bipartisan.

It's not a love for the unitary executive as much as owning libs on Twitter and other performative ritualistic politics is how you get ahead and hard work doesn't count for shit.

We are going to see an interesting test of Congress ability to do more than be shit flinging monkeys with the AUMF repeals the Senate is sending over. If they get repealed it would be a bipartisan step towards Congress clawing back a little shred of power, hopefully that might become habit forming but I should probably be careful what I wish for.

cgod  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Three Reasons Most Analysts Were Wrong on War in Ukraine

I guess next time we should try and keep in mind how "tough minded" the people getting invaded are?

Sometimes things shake out in an improbable way.

I would have guessed that the best they could have done is an Afghan style stalemate.

I wouldn't have bet that NATO was gonna show the kind of support they have, that includes from the beginning when it really offered a lot of support, just not as much as they would later. It's way more support than it showed the first time or in Georgia or when the Russians have split off the little splinter statelets.

Betting on the Ukraine would have been like betting on a boxer cause he's the same race as you.

I hoped that it was gonna be a short war that spared as many people as it could, can't believe it went the way it did.

Long discussion of weather wigger was a valid and real class of people is one of the more ignorant things I can remember us kids discussing growing up in neighborhood of gritty white auto workers. We weren't poor, our dads had boats, took hunting trips and could own several different nice guns. We knew that we weren't middle class like the folks on TV (at least not until Rosanne and we didn't really understand Archie Bunker) but we wanted to be better than somebody.

I also remember playing smear the queer in our boy scout pack, not one adult ever batted an eye at us gleefully smearing some queers. I know gay men who remember smearing queers and they never thought a thing about it until I brought it up decades later, homophobia was the air we breathed.

It's so different from the world my child inhabits.

I paid a lot of attention to the news as a kid. I remember Reagans welfare queens and Willy Horton. I loved the word intefada (feels good in the mouth) and wished I could wear a hat like Arafat.

I guess I'm musing.

cgod  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 518th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

cgod  ·  139 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Billion-Yuan Question

"Two dangers constantly threaten the world, Order and Disorder." - Paul Valery

cgod  ·  139 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elon Musk dun goofed: impostors lead to cancelling Twitter Blue aka paid verification

Twitter was never this much fun.

cgod  ·  145 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Sad Saga of the Ford Bigfoot Cruiser, The Forgotten '80s Monster Truck Tribute

The theme song from Bigfoot was stored down deep in my mind.

cgod  ·  154 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

He rubbed me wrong in like five different ways.

cgod  ·  154 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

That incident is long past and really only interesting as an inflection point where I didn't find hanging out here often fun anylonger.

Maybe klein has it and after I left people started to take his shit seriously but I was gone by then. He was doing the "I'm not saying what's right or wrong but don't you think it's unfair for men that xxxxxxx" soft peddle thing week after week when I started calling him out.

I don't even remember what his user name was but went he was a lawyer in DC who was into kung fu.

He also liked guns if I remember right.

This isn't the pain point to dig into if you want to save Hubski, at least I don't think it is but it's a funny thing to get called out about after all the bullshit I've seen people put up with here.

cgod  ·  155 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

Maybe you just let it breeze by like everyone else.

cgod  ·  155 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Was it about the friends we made along the way?

Hubski used to be a lively and stimulating place where you could daily be exposed to ideas or positions that you rarely rubbed elbows with. It was a FUN place that could occasionally really get under your skin.

Then it became a dear diary, mutual support forum. It's the place to go when you've got something under your skin.

I heavily disengaged when an active user was shopping some soft peddled red pill content and no one else gave a shit to call him out cause he'd been around for a while. I felt like the whole place had sunk into dreary apathy.

I came back and reengaged a few times to wander away again.

I drop in now and then out of a sense of nostalgia.

I'll see many of the users in RL now and again, I knew a handful of them before this place got started.

Honestly Kleinbl00, you were probably 30% of the reason I'd log in. You were definitely the most enduring reason I've logged in for 4390 days.

I know there are people who say that you are the reason that Hubski died, because your sharp tongue is just too wicked. I think that's bullshit. You've provided me tons of entertainment through hilarious tales and educational explanations of a wildly diverse areas of natural and human endeavor.

Thanks for the memories!

The day will come when I never read anything from you again that that'll be too bad.

cgod  ·  177 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 5, 2022

Like Devac mentions, you can send audio to different devices in Windows. I'll stream music or movies to my stereo and keep system sounds on the laptop.

Android pauses audio during notifications, I'm sure I'd be annoyed to driving and really want to rewind to hear what I missed if it just muted during notifications.

I know that they always talk about making Bluetooth work better with multiple streams and devices every standards update but it's always aspirational.

cgod  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Declining quality of consumer-grade products – 2009 fridge compressor autopsy

The most reliable refrigerator you can buy is an "apartment" refrigerator. The freezer is on top and the fridge is on the bottom.

This is a by the numbers how many failures how many years until failure collection of data.

If you get your freezer on the bottom the rate of failure goes up, the failure rate goes higher if it's a side by side freezer fridge.

If the it has an ice machine and water dispenser the rate goes up.

If it has a clock on it the rate goes up.

Until a few years ago you could still buy a fridge that didn't have a computer but I think that is finally a thing of the past. Computerized refrigerators fail more often than non-computerized.

I will only ever buy an apartment refrigerator.

cgod  ·  277 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Roe v Wade is Officially Overturned

We could always break up into a several different nations each of which would better represent the values of it's average citizen than the United States does.

If there is one thing we can agree on, it's that we don't really like each other all that much.

cgod  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is an unknown, extraordinarily ancient civilisation buried under eastern Turkey?

They didn't even mention Harbetsuvan Tepe.

cgod  ·  314 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Name your ultimate next U.S Presidential candidate and why

I'd be proud to get a chance to vote for Katie Porter.