January 31, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (31 Jan 2015)
— CDR M

You know, I seem to recall a lot, and I mean a lot of attention from Democrats and their faithful tools known as the MSM hounding the Bush administration about an exit strategy in Iraq. Now that it is a Democrat in the Oval Office, they go radio silent. And we don't even have an entry plan let alone and exit plan for the war against ISIS or IS or Daesh or whatever they're calling themselves now. Absence of White House strategy makes ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan wars unwinnable.
I can understand why we don't have a strategy when you see this Michael Ramirez cartoon.


AC-130J

Sure, why not. Air Force wants to add lasers to the AC-130J.

It was only a matter of time. Nazi, flying, zombie sharks in Sky Sharks.

Songs and Political Campaigns

I would think that any publicity is good publicity in the entertainment field but I guess not. Musicians really, really hate it when Republicans use their music. Latest example. Some group named Dropkick Murphys vs Scott Walker.

Swordfights

E-Cig

California legislator Mark Hill isn't too smart. He thinks e-cigs are tobacco products and should be banned everywhere cigarettes are.

"We're going to see hundreds of thousands of family members and friends die from e-cigarette use, just like we did from traditional tobacco use."

Hey Mark? You know what has probably killed more family members and friends in California and will kill more people than e-cigs? Illegal alien drunk drivers.

Deflategate The Song

Craig's List Ad

Now this is how you sell a 2001 Honda Civic on Craigslist. It might be priced a tad too high.

Dominatrix Wins Case

I'm kinda confused on this article. Who exactly did this student-turned-dominatrix sue for the $1.5 million in damages? Her mom's ex-boyfriend? Toyota? WTF?

Strange Job

There really are some strange jobs out there. Like this one. A goat arousal expert.

Cat Video

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1 First

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 31, 2015 05:06 PM (0Ew3K)

2 A 13 year old gay autistic bigender shark-kin upper-class able-bodied communist sprite Special little snowflakes are so precocious stupid at that age. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8111

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 31, 2015 05:08 PM (0Ew3K)

3 Just a minute, I want to watch the sword fight.

Posted by: Hyper Fennec at January 31, 2015 05:09 PM (ChCyD)

4 turd, yah mon

Posted by: bill-o at January 31, 2015 05:09 PM (nvnjA)

5 Why does Billy Idol want to marry his little sister?

Posted by: Jim Morrison would never say something like that at January 31, 2015 05:09 PM (fpehH)

6 6th!

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 31, 2015 05:10 PM (SNhR+)

7 Shit, it crashed the computer. Gotta reboot.

Posted by: Hyper Fennec at January 31, 2015 05:10 PM (ChCyD)

8 Lasers for the Spectre are great. If they are ready to go and reliable. Otherwise stick with the guns.

Posted by: rd at January 31, 2015 05:10 PM (k19Aq)

9 I read the content!

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at January 31, 2015 05:13 PM (LbPGR)

10 It's Saturday night, so POTUS and Reggie are swordfightin down in the boweling alley...

Posted by: Citizen OG Celtic-American, Comrade 69, Level Ultraviolet Troubleshooter at January 31, 2015 05:14 PM (ASn1R)

11 Teh Sky Shark on the left (appropriate side, of course) with its nose in the air looks like Teh JEF.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 31, 2015 05:14 PM (omf9g)

12 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 05:14 PM (T1005)

13 The judge concluded he was driving too fast in the wet road conditions and was therefore negligent.

The "student turned dominatrix" article doesn't come right out and say it, but it sounds like it's the mom's boyfriend who ended up getting sued.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 31, 2015 05:15 PM (SNhR+)

14 Vuz Herr Gruppenkaptan Fonzie der pilot of vun uff doz Sharken-Wulfen?

Posted by: Bad German Accent Guy at January 31, 2015 05:15 PM (RzZOc)

15 time warp

Posted by: Aldo Moro at January 31, 2015 05:15 PM (8CdUx)

16 I'll pass on the Nazi zombie sharks. No lasers.

Posted by: Dr. Evil at January 31, 2015 05:15 PM (93D1V)

17 Nice ONT Cdr M....


Like I said at tepid last hour...

Bronko Bama negotiates harder with the GOP than Iran.

Try to spin that fact ANY moonbat troll.


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 05:15 PM (/4AZU)

18 Tiger video is too damn cute. I especially enjoy the lady referring to a half-grown tiger as "really quite boisterous"

Posted by: Jenny Wants A Pet Tiger Now at January 31, 2015 05:15 PM (aZHrU)

19 The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of skysharks/

Posted by: richard mcenroe at January 31, 2015 05:16 PM (XO6WW)

20 Why does Billy Idol want to marry his little sister?

He thought it was a good day for a white wedding.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 05:17 PM (UVfht)

21 So, if the Sharknado blew into Bavaria and collided with the Shark Fighters, would it time 'em all up in little Nazis? Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 31, 2015 05:18 PM (RzZOc)

22 Evening!

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 05:18 PM (doBIb)

23 The "student turned dominatrix" article doesn't come right out and say it, but it sounds like it's the mom's boyfriend who ended up getting sued.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 31, 2015 10:15 PM (SNhR+)




Plus what the mom was awarded, lawyers fees, court costs, etc. the bill is north of 3 million. Wonder how likely they are to see any of that money. I'd bet "not bloody likely" myself.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 31, 2015 05:18 PM (6fyGz)

24 That Ramirez cartoon, I'm sad to say, is wrong. Nowhere on there are vets listed as terrorists. Dammit, I worked hard for that designation and I wantses it!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 31, 2015 05:19 PM (6fyGz)

25 This thing on?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 05:21 PM (i3623)

26 Why do music performers keep insisting that they "own" songs?  As far as I know almost all popular music is owned by the major music companies and the artists have NO choice in how it's used.

Posted by: Deathknyte at January 31, 2015 05:22 PM (gW2D3)

27 21 Posted by: Jim at January 31, 2015 10:18 PM (RzZOc)

The Peruvian Fighting Pigeons and Mallards would clear the sky of any Jerry Sharks, Tornados, Sharknados, or any combination therein.

//Ignatius Mendoza Gustav Churchill IV-Prime Premier Peruvia

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 05:22 PM (/4AZU)

28 I wouldn't say that Obama has no strategy. That's only true if you assume he is on our side.

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 05:22 PM (sdi6R)

29 Okay, there we go.  The other connection IP I was using got bannened. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 05:22 PM (i3623)

30
So, now the Bruce Jenner is a "girl", wonder what he's going to choose for his "girl" name.

$5 on Brianna

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 31, 2015 05:22 PM (kdS6q)

31 On my way from work there's a doggie daycare place called Barks N Rec!

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at January 31, 2015 05:23 PM (L6/+u)

32 Stop singing my song!

Posted by: Dipshit Murphy at January 31, 2015 05:23 PM (W5DcG)

33 So, now the Bruce Jenner is a "girl", wonder what he's going to choose for his "girl" name.

$5 on Brianna


Say what?

Posted by: Deathknyte at January 31, 2015 05:24 PM (gW2D3)

34 Memo for Record To: Management Subj: Cat pictures at tops of Weekend ONT It has come to my attention that the cat pictures at the top of the Weekend ONT are not always the most flattering, though they probably do accurately reflect the usually pervasive pugilistic feeling, mortal threat, and general evil intent that American society does in fact face from the American TOMCAT. Nevetheless, despite the American TOMCAT's most likely intentions to destroy everything it can, and render miserable all else, I think it would be better it the weekend ONT top-of-post cat picture showed cats helping old ladies cross streets, young people being able to close down on mortgages thanks to the help of their cat counsellor at law, cat rabbis holding bat mitzvahs to welcome forth new generations, and in general cats as being a force for good. This way, the shock will be even greater when the worm finally turns and the rampage begins. Thanks for all your help, we will kill you last. Sincerely, American Tomcat

Posted by: Request at January 31, 2015 05:24 PM (UKhBB)

35 Obama does just what his owners tell him to. It is inevitable however that he will wander of topic, lose the teleprompter, or have a drugged out of his brain moment and either go full tard or actually say the truth...

Posted by: Citizen OG Celtic-American, Comrade 69, Level Ultraviolet Troubleshooter at January 31, 2015 05:25 PM (ASn1R)

36 "the war against ISIS or IS or Daesh or whatever they're calling themselves now." Like Chris Kyle, I'm going with "savages". And all you entertainment industry douchebags who object to that, watch the videos of people being beheaded, or gays being thrown off roofs.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 31, 2015 05:25 PM (DXcH1)

37 "$5 on Brianna"


Brittanny or Beth

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 05:26 PM (i3623)

38 30 So, now the Bruce Jenner is a "girl", wonder what he's going to choose for his "girl" name. $5 on Brianna "Jenny?" Or "Kim", with some butt implants?

Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 05:26 PM (qyomX)

39 Dear American Tomcat,


Your request is denied. We're watching you.


Regards,

Posted by: American Kennel Association at January 31, 2015 05:26 PM (6fyGz)

40 Aaron Rodgers MVP. Your damned right he is.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at January 31, 2015 05:26 PM (/pOl7)

41 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 31, 2015 05:26 PM (4gN5w)

42 Bender Over is my guess.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at January 31, 2015 05:27 PM (L6/+u)

43
"Jenny?"
Posted by: Splunge



Jenny Jenner?  He wouldn't dare.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 31, 2015 05:27 PM (kdS6q)

44 @35: I think you meant "Biden."

Posted by: Df82 at January 31, 2015 05:27 PM (d6Wn7)

45 Don't forget, Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl tomorrow!

Posted by: Citizen OG Celtic-American, Comrade 69, Level Ultraviolet Troubleshooter at January 31, 2015 05:28 PM (ASn1R)

46 Why do music performers keep insisting that they "own" songs? As far as I know almost all popular music is owned by the major music companies and the artists have NO choice in how it's used.

 

Posted by: Deathknyte at January 31, 2015 10:22 PM

 

The artist/s do own them. The label can and often does have a say in it, but, the artist has the final word. Depending on the contract it was recorded/released under.

Posted by: otho at January 31, 2015 05:28 PM (tBSrv)

47 I call it "the Caliphate" because it's the expression of the Arab urge to rule in God's name as His chosen people. Let the Muslims own it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 31, 2015 05:29 PM (AVEe1)

48 This thread is kinda Spooky. http://gunshipspooky.com/

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 05:29 PM (Ae09I)

49 Evening morons. Cooth, check your inbox, please. Most movie swordfights are bullsh*t. Don't get me wrong, the last duel in Highlander is awesome, but two trained and unarmored combatants, it's going to be over real quick. I fenced saber in college and the average time from "go" to "touche" was probably about 3 seconds, and most of those would have been incapacitating if not fatal had they been real blades.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 05:29 PM (Gosad)

50 A greengrocer that does funeral work and has free local delivery.  What else could you ask for?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 05:29 PM (i3623)

51 Dammit, now I've got Tom Brady's song stuck in my head. Where's Reggie's phone number, by the way?

Posted by: Barack ibn Franklin at January 31, 2015 05:29 PM (FcR7P)

52 Ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow. I have clam dip, avocados that have been ripening since Wednesday, for the guacamole, Tater and Corn chips (both colors), salsa, and the beers of many nations (OK, the four important ones for beer: the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, and Belgium). Also, there might be some sort of football game on.

Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 05:29 PM (qyomX)

53 I don't care if Bruce Jenner wants to be a girl. I just don't want to have to look at pictures of him when I stand in line at the grocery store. It's bad enough having to look at some of the customers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 31, 2015 05:30 PM (DXcH1)

54
Puppy Bowl tomorrow!
Posted by: Citizen OG Celtic-American




Man, I can hardly wait! I like mine with extra green onions and a shot of Sriracha.

Nom nom.

Posted by: President Obama

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 31, 2015 05:30 PM (kdS6q)

55 43 Jenny Jenner? He wouldn't dare. He has dared a great deal already. Would he refuse this last fence?

Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 05:30 PM (qyomX)

56 HOOORDE! Catching up on SoL. Pretty good, but they frigging kill you with commercials. Even on DVR, it takes me out of the story.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 05:31 PM (e+1S5)

57 *sigh* Evening Horde. How goes it?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 05:31 PM (GEICT)

58 and most of those would have been incapacitating if not fatal had they been real blades. But wouldn't you have developed a different style if they were real blades and you were just wearing a Zorro shirt?

Posted by: t-bird at January 31, 2015 05:31 PM (FcR7P)

59 This one belongs to the Reds!

Posted by: WLW 700 AM at January 31, 2015 05:32 PM (gwG9s)

60 The artist/s do own them. The label can and often does have a say in it, but, the artist has the final word. Depending on the contract it was recorded/released under. Posted by: otho at January 31, 2015 10:28 PM Pull up a chair, let me tell you how it was in the old days...

Posted by: Creedence Clearwater Revival at January 31, 2015 05:32 PM (4gN5w)

61 I think I found a good AoS drinking song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f55CqLc6IR0&spfreload=1

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 05:32 PM (FMbng)

62 Jenny Jenner, who can I turn to?

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 05:32 PM (doBIb)

63 Strawberries are all accounted for. I can sleep now.

Posted by: Ensign Queeg, Inventory Control Officer at January 31, 2015 05:32 PM (ICuVt)

64 @49: You can't compare all sword fighting to modern fencing. Broadswords, katanas, gladii, etc. simply did not work that way because combatants were 1) often armored and 2) usually in fighting units. Fencing was a post-renaissance conceit for the nobility, not a warfighting technique.

Posted by: Df82 at January 31, 2015 05:33 PM (d6Wn7)

65 53 I don't care if Bruce Jenner wants to be a girl. I just don't want to have to look at pictures of him when I stand in line at the grocery store. It's bad enough having to look at some of the customers. Dulling your senses in the grocery store is an important skill. For example, I was in a grocery store this morning, and the PA was playing a song called "Girls on Film." Had I not been able to block it out, I might not have survived.

Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 05:33 PM (qyomX)

66 Will the Pats cheat tomorrow?

Posted by: eman at January 31, 2015 05:33 PM (MQEz6)

67 You know how I want to see a Republican respond to the blubbering of a butthurt musician sometime?

"My campaign paid a licensing fee to use your song. This money came from donations, and I'm not about to squander that money for a song we then end up not using. And you got a cut of that licensing fee, too, but now you're complaining about us using what we paid you for.

I'll tell you what. Write a personal check to my campaign to reimburse us for that licensing fee, and I'll stop using your music."

Either the musician will balk at putting his money where his mouth is, or he'll go ahead and write that check to the campaign.

And if he does write that check, put a note on your campaign website thanking Annie Wilson or Tom Petty or whoever for being a major donor to your campaign.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 05:34 PM (5pg79)

68 Jenny Jenner, who can I turn to? Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 10:32 PM (doBIb) 867-5309

Posted by: Tommy Tutone at January 31, 2015 05:34 PM (0Ew3K)

69 California legislator Mark Hill isn't too smart. He thinks e-cigs are tobacco products and should be banned everywhere cigarettes are. This shows that the anti-tobacco jihad has nothing to do with public health, and everything to do with controlling people's behavior and maximizing tax revenue. If public health was the concern, governments would be offering smokers incentives to switch to e-cigs.

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 05:35 PM (sdi6R)

70 66 Will the Pats cheat tomorrow? Posted by: eman at January 31, 2015 10:33 PM (MQEz6) Will the sun rise in the East tomorrow?

Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 05:35 PM (qyomX)

71 58 and most of those would have been incapacitating if not fatal had they been real blades. But wouldn't you have developed a different style if they were real blades and you were just wearing a Zorro shirt? Posted by: t-bird at January 31, 2015 10:31 PM (FcR7P) Oh, the techniques change some, but speed still kills. Look at the medieval sword manuals, or the guys who fight authentic medieval style--they use the pommel, knees, elbows, whatever to hit, wound and kill. This "high guard, block with the blade repeatedly" crap in the movies bears as much reality to earnest bladework as the end of Rocky V (what? Never happened!) does to a real street fight.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 05:35 PM (Gosad)

72 >>>57 *sigh* Evening Horde. How goes it? Better than you I guess. Shitty day, good evening, now working a nice buzz? What's going on?

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 05:36 PM (e+1S5)

73 The artist/s do own them. The label can and often does have a say in it, but, the artist has the final word. Depending on the contract it was recorded/released under. Posted by: otho at January 31, 2015 10:28 PM That's not actually true. Part of the contract the artist typically signs involves who is responsible for the songbook. The label/management company is the one who determines who pays for a license and gets to use the music.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 05:36 PM (GEICT)

74 74 !!!!!

Posted by: No Go Zone #583 at January 31, 2015 05:37 PM (N21UI)

75 " Will the Pats cheat tomorrow?"


Nah, probably just win.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 05:37 PM (i3623)

76 What the Hell is that cat doing anyway?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 05:38 PM (i3623)

77 76 What the Hell is that cat doing anyway? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 10:38 PM (i3623) Miming churning butter.

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 05:39 PM (doBIb)

78 #34 American Tomcat Now that the Tampa Bay Rays have a tomcat associate mascot called DJ Kitty, the rampage might begin as soon as the Rays' home opener: http://tinyurl.com/mg9bjer Jump, everybody, jump!

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 31, 2015 05:39 PM (omf9g)

79 Flogging his blogger.

Posted by: Citizen OG Celtic-American, Comrade 69, Level Ultraviolet Troubleshooter at January 31, 2015 05:39 PM (ASn1R)

80 What the Hell is that cat doing anyway?

Looking at his withholdings on his W-2.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 05:39 PM (UVfht)

81 Well, technically, if you're using e-juice with *any* level of nicotine, you're using tobacco. Now, one can argue as to whether or not there's any health effects, but until they can synthesize nicotine, it's extracted from tobacco leaves.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 05:40 PM (1brdf)

82 That's not actually true. Part of the contract the artist typically signs involves who is responsible for the songbook. The label/management company is the one who determines who pays for a license and gets to use the music. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 10:36 PM (GEICT) Two different questions: Who owns the recording? Who owns a right to the song itself? Worse comes to worse, just tweak the lyrics as pro-candidate and play it whenever you want under fair use of a "parody"

Posted by: The Lyrical Hat at January 31, 2015 05:40 PM (0Ew3K)

83 76 What the Hell is that cat doing anyway? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 10:38 PM (i3623) Very old Feline magic. He's conjuring up a can opener.

Posted by: eman at January 31, 2015 05:40 PM (MQEz6)

84 I'm gonna miss watching the superbowl tomorrow because my granddaughter is having her 2nd birthday party at the same time. I'd be bummed if football were more important than her.

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 05:40 PM (Ae09I)

85 Fencing was a post-renaissance conceit for the nobility, not a warfighting technique. Posted by: Df82 at January 31, 2015 10:33 PM (d6Wn7) news letter? you are new or is this a sock I'm a lost sock today

Posted by: No Go Zone #583 at January 31, 2015 05:42 PM (N21UI)

86 I would have worked out a settlement with that dominatrix.

Posted by: Abe Froman at January 31, 2015 05:42 PM (9whgm)

87 Now, one can argue as to whether or not there's any health effects, but until they can synthesize nicotine, it's extracted from tobacco leaves. Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 10:40 PM (1brdf) It can be synthesized in the lab.

Posted by: The Chemical Hat at January 31, 2015 05:42 PM (0Ew3K)

88 Better than you I guess. Shitty day, good evening, now working a nice buzz? What's going on? Posted by: DC in River City at January 31, 2015 10:36 PM (e+1S5) Tonight was the annual Daddy/Daughter Ball. I get dressed up, the midgets get dressed up and off we go to the Ritz-Carlton. After a little over an hour, I'm talking to one of my buddies, back to the dance floor, and all of sudden "Brent Brent Brent!" while pointing over my shoulder. I turn around...and here comes my youngest, crying hysterically and with blood covering her face from the nose down, the width of her mouth. Blood on the front of her dress. Blood all over one arm. Apparently her and another girl banged heads on the dance floor. Busted nose. I grab a napkin and start trying to clean her up. A dad grabbed another napkin and dunked it in some water to help me. Another dad ran over and filled a napkin up with some ice. Meanwhile I got about a half dozen little girls all yelling at once about what happened. (Funniest thing, this posse hunted down the girl that ran into my midget and forced an apology out of her and then came back to tell us about it.) So I had to call the wife to come get the little one, eldest midget and I stayed for the rest of the ball.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 05:43 PM (GEICT)

89 64 @49: You can't compare all sword fighting to modern fencing. Broadswords, katanas, gladii, etc. simply did not work that way because combatants were 1) often armored and 2) usually in fighting units. Fencing was a post-renaissance conceit for the nobility, not a warfighting technique. Posted by: Df82 at January 31, 2015 10:33 PM (d6Wn7) Wrong on several levels. Katana were solely the province of the samurai, mostly they fought and killed untrained peasants, as were most "armies" in medieval times and certainly unarmored. The legions fought many more barbarian tribes than organized armies, but the gladius was usually a secondary weapon, and the enemy was already without his shield thanks to the pilum stuck in it. Medieval fencing fell into two main categories, sport (using the foil) and dueling, which was in earnest and used the epee. Most duels were to first blood, but not all, and while the foil is a toy, the epee is definitely more than capable of killing someone when fitted with a sharpened point. I was specifically talking about duels earlier, as your are correct that there is no true parallel between fencing and general melee--though they did have non-lethal tournaments of that sort as well, where the techniques discussed above would have been used. Saber, my weapon of choice, is purely a modern fencing style, as it was based on a cavalry weapon that was slash and run, not static combat on foot.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 05:43 PM (Gosad)

90 #81: There are other sources for nicotine, too, including... believe it or not... potatoes.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 05:43 PM (5pg79)

91 76 What the Hell is that cat doing anyway? Contemplating Moochelle's plans for school-lunch-quality cat food.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 31, 2015 05:43 PM (omf9g)

92 87 Hat Okay, but that's not what goes into e-juice (AFAIK).

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 05:43 PM (1brdf)

93 Worse comes to worse, just tweak the lyrics as pro-candidate and play it whenever you want under fair use of a "parody" Posted by: The Lyrical Hat at January 31, 2015 10:40 PM (0Ew3K) I could do that shit in my sleep, and mock the fuck out of the leftists while I'm at it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 05:44 PM (FMbng)

94 81 Well, technically, if you're using e-juice with *any* level of nicotine, you're using tobacco. Now, one can argue as to whether or not there's any health effects, but until they can synthesize nicotine, it's extracted from tobacco leaves. Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 10:40 PM (1brdf) Somebody likely figured out the synthesis of nicotine a long time ago. It's cheaper to let the plants make it.

Posted by: eman at January 31, 2015 05:44 PM (MQEz6)

95 Something about ladies who have their mouths open in every single picture... oh yeah, mouth breathers!

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 31, 2015 05:44 PM (MbqmP)

96 Annie Wilson or Tom Petty or John Mellencamp

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 05:44 PM (eeTCA)

97 The best sword-fights are from the Michael York Musketeer movies. (Plus Raquel's boobs and Spike Milligan!) They don't all fight fair and they get tired when fighting especially the big fight in the nunnery. And also The Duellists.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at January 31, 2015 05:44 PM (L6/+u)

98 >>California legislator Mark Hill isn't too smart. He's as smart a Marc Hill as you are likely to find.

Posted by: Marc Lamont Hill at January 31, 2015 05:45 PM (9whgm)

99 There are other sources for nicotine, too, including... believe it or not... potatoes. Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 10:43 PM (5pg79) Hey Monica, let me show you something...

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 31, 2015 05:46 PM (0Ew3K)

100 Two different questions: Who owns the recording? Who owns a right to the song itself? Worse comes to worse, just tweak the lyrics as pro-candidate and play it whenever you want under fair use of a "parody" Posted by: The Lyrical Hat at January 31, 2015 10:40 PM (0Ew3K) Now THAT is an interesting question. The contract I reviewed, the artist ultimately owned the rights. If the relationship ended with the management company, rights went with the artist. But during the course of the contract, the company could license it out however they wanted and to whoever they wanted.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 05:46 PM (GEICT)

101 Hands down, best sword-fight ever was in "A Night In Casablanca".

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 31, 2015 05:46 PM (MbqmP)

102 76 What the Hell is that cat doing anyway? Seems to be busting out an angry cabbage patch dance.

Posted by: BananaDream at January 31, 2015 05:46 PM (vLk7c)

103 California legislator Mark Hill isn't too smart. He's as smart a Marc Hill as you are likely to find. Compared to the rest of the California Grand Soviet?

Posted by: Comrade Hat at January 31, 2015 05:46 PM (0Ew3K)

104 Oddly I can make alcohol from corn. So striping nicotine out of tobacco doesn't seem too far fetced

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 05:47 PM (Ae09I)

105 Ate some bad lizard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 05:47 PM (eeTCA)

106 Observing the fencing conversation, I would guess that modern sport fencing the advantage goes to the aggressor as the worst that can happen is you lose. In a real sword fight, you don't just lose. You die. Changes the dynamic, I would think.

Posted by: Innocent ByStander at January 31, 2015 05:47 PM (ICuVt)

107 90 PW Interesting. Reason I know about the e-juice/nicotine issue is as it relates to insurance underwriting. I've been told by several underwriters that vaping with any level of nicotine = tobacco use. Be nice if manufacturers could/would disclose if they use non-tobacco-derived nicotine.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 05:48 PM (1brdf)

108 Ate some bad lizard. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 10:47 PM (eeTCA)/i] Word.

Posted by: Wall of Voodoo at January 31, 2015 05:48 PM (0Ew3K)

109 evening all. an ONT ...

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 31, 2015 05:48 PM (OjnNr)

110 In a real sword fight, you don't just lose. You die. Changes the dynamic, I would think. Posted by: Innocent ByStander at January 31, 2015 10:47 PM (ICuVt) fuck that sword shit

Posted by: Indianna Jones at January 31, 2015 05:48 PM (N21UI)

111 Carry an axe and get inside their guard.

Posted by: Comrade Pi at January 31, 2015 05:48 PM (9whgm)

112 Hairball, soon to follow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 05:48 PM (eeTCA)

113 Sup bishes!

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 05:49 PM (R5HRU)

114 That's not actually true. Part of the contract the artist typically signs involves who is responsible for the songbook. The label/management company is the one who determines who pays for a license and gets to use the music.

 

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 10:36 PM

 

ah yes. Licensing of the actual recording in question lies with the label and depending on the contract, usually falls to them. Sorry, didn't make a distinction between recording and song.

Posted by: otho at January 31, 2015 05:49 PM (tBSrv)

115 106 Observing the fencing conversation, I would guess that modern sport fencing the advantage goes to the aggressor as the worst that can happen is you lose. In a real sword fight, you don't just lose. You die. Changes the dynamic, I would think. Posted by: Innocent ByStander at January 31, 2015 10:47 PM (ICuVt) Watch the duel in Seven Samurai--many more combats went like that than the finale of the Ivanhoe BBC miniseries (which was fun, don't get me wrong--but not realistic)

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 05:49 PM (Gosad)

116 You can leave my hat on.

Posted by: Tom Brady at January 31, 2015 05:50 PM (Dwehj)

117 Fine it, obviously, has the nicotine in it but none of the other carcinogens and no second-hand smoke. Screw them. (And I'm a nonsmoker.)

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at January 31, 2015 05:50 PM (L6/+u)

118 #107: I'm pretty sure the first e-cig I bought said its nicotine came from a variety of sources, including potatoes. I think it was made by NJOY, but I'm not positive.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 05:50 PM (5pg79)

119 "Word."


While listening to "Mexican Radio."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 05:50 PM (i3623)

120 Good one Cdr M. That bengal tiger kitten looks friendly with the dog but he may be thinking, "soon. Soon i'll be trying out that korean recipe for boshin-tang Ms Kim from down the road gave me."

Posted by: fastfreefall at January 31, 2015 05:51 PM (pqOzY)

121 117 ac Agreed, but it currently affects folks who vape and want to buy insurance.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 05:51 PM (1brdf)

122 "Fine it, obviously, has the nicotine in it but none of the other carcinogens and no second-hand smoke. Screw them."


Propylene glycol, vegetable oil, and, nicotine.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 05:51 PM (i3623)

123 Posted by: Tom Brady at January 31, 2015 10:50 PM (Dwehj) Hope you lose tomorrow.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 05:52 PM (R5HRU)

124 122 "Fine it, obviously, has the nicotine in it but none of the other carcinogens and no second-hand smoke. Screw them." Propylene glycol, vegetable oil, and, nicotine. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 10:51 PM (i3623) Does ace know this?

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 05:52 PM (doBIb)

125 evenin all 88-BC I hope the little one is okay. Bless her little nose. Thanks for the ONT CDR M. It's been a crappy evening, and this is a nice respite.

Posted by: Moki at January 31, 2015 05:52 PM (bAB8f)

126 It ought to scare the living shit out of everyone that I'm sharing the same oxygen they do.

Posted by: Mark Hill at January 31, 2015 05:53 PM (Dwehj)

127 110 - "...in Cairo he uses a S&W 'Hand Ejector, Second Model' (also referred to as the 'Hand Ejector 2' or 'HE2') to dispatch the menacing Arab Swordsman." .45 Just for the record.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 05:53 PM (eeTCA)

128 "Sup bishes!"


Solving the mysteries of the universe.  You?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 05:53 PM (i3623)

129 118 pw Just looked at one of mine, and it just says nicotine. Nothing about from whence/what it came. Sure wish they'd change that.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 05:53 PM (1brdf)

130 Well, the good guys are down 2 at the end of the 1st period. Maybe it's just as well that the game isn't being televised here.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 31, 2015 05:53 PM (WvS3w)

131 127 110 - "...in Cairo he uses a S&W 'Hand Ejector, Second Model' (also referred to as the 'Hand Ejector 2' or 'HE2') to dispatch the menacing Arab Swordsman." .45 Just for the record. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 10:53 PM (eeTCA) I think that was ad libbed.

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 05:54 PM (doBIb)

132 88-BC I hope the little one is okay. Bless her little nose. Yeah, she's good. It's a little swollen, but not too painful.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 05:54 PM (GEICT)

133 What up morons? Clever local business name, Pho King.

Posted by: flounder at January 31, 2015 05:55 PM (FHh8u)

134 Belichick, his balls deflated.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 31, 2015 05:55 PM (fIv/H)

135 Eh, e-cigs. Should we be selling a neurotoxin (nicotine)? Probably not. Is is significantly less harmful than the other sh*t we already sell--cigarettes, pot in some jurisdictions? Yes. So, count me in favor of e-cigs. Less dangerous, and also much less obnoxious to a non-smoker like myself, compared to cigarettes.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 05:56 PM (Gosad)

136 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 10:53 PM (i3623) Drinking and watching Archer with the significant other.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 05:56 PM (R5HRU)

137 110 - "...in Cairo he uses a S&W 'Hand Ejector, Second Model' (also referred to as the 'Hand Ejector 2' or 'HE2') to dispatch the menacing Arab Swordsman." .45 Just for the record. Blowed a hole in that feller good! Real good!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 31, 2015 05:56 PM (JO9+V)

138 Odd that smoking and ecigs affect insurance butt fucking can't.

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 05:56 PM (Ae09I)

139 Oh, and applications reflect this: Back in the day, carriers distinguished between smokers and non-smokers. For a while now, they ask about tobacco use. Nuance.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 05:56 PM (1brdf)

140 133 What up morons? Clever local business name, Pho King. There's one in Washington State called "What The Pho."

Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 05:57 PM (qyomX)

141 Apparently, ISIS has beheaded Goto. No word on the Jordanian pilot. At what point do we not drop nukes on these, I don't what to call them because they are not human.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 05:57 PM (vVSOO)

142 #133: I plan on having a place called Pho Q in one of my stories at some point.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 05:57 PM (5pg79)

143 138 Redshirt There's an ObamaCare joke in there somewhere.....

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 05:58 PM (1brdf)

144 a related note, in "the 13th Warrior" an Arab went all viking and the character ground his viking sword down to a scrimtar also in the same move they gave Antonio Bandaras character a viking sword, he replied it was too heavy, the viking reply was grow stronger heh

Posted by: Indianna Jones at January 31, 2015 05:58 PM (N21UI)

145 140 133 What up morons? Clever local business name, Pho King. There's one in Washington State called "What The Pho." Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 10:57 PM (qyomX) Oldest son's friend has a food truck called "Dump Pho King Truck". 2 girls. One truck.

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 05:59 PM (doBIb)

146 http://dumpphokingtruck.com

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 05:59 PM (doBIb)

147 Continued from #142:

"I'm going to Pho Q. You up for it?"

"What? Hell, no!"

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 05:59 PM (5pg79)

148 143 138 Redshirt There's an ObamaCare joke in there somewhere..... Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 10:58 PM (1brdf) Mostly Jesusland freaks smoke, so tax the sh*t out of them. We need political donations from teh gays, so tax them less so the can send more to the Emocrats.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:00 PM (Gosad)

149 >>>So I had to call the wife to come get the little one, eldest midget and I stayed for the rest of the ball. That sounds exciting. Hope it's just a pop and not a broken nose. They suck out loud. And good on you for staying with the bigger drunken midget. She'll remember that forever.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:00 PM (e+1S5)

150 Pho Kit

Posted by: Tom Brady at January 31, 2015 06:00 PM (Dwehj)

151 "Drinking and watching Archer with the significant other."



That's a good evening.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 06:00 PM (i3623)

152 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 11:00 PM (i3623) We considered doing the drinking game but that would have led to blackout drunkeness.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 06:02 PM (R5HRU)

153 148 CC Heh. And I saw that Emocrat meme start up a few days ago - love it.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 06:02 PM (1brdf)

154 139 Oh, and applications reflect this: Back in the day, carriers distinguished between smokers and non-smokers. For a while now, they ask about tobacco use. Nuance. Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 10:56 PM (1brdf) And they don't ask about marijuana use. Funny, that.

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 06:03 PM (sdi6R)

155 There's one in Washington State called "What The Pho." Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 10:57 PM (qyomX) Also one outside of ATL.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 31, 2015 06:03 PM (fIv/H)

156 This is perfect. SJW - The Social Justice Walrus Taxpayer1234 @Taxpayers1234 2h2 hours ago Now I know what #GamerGate is about. https://twitter.com/Taxpayers1234/status/561711986489057280/photo/1

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 31, 2015 06:03 PM (ZPrif)

157 154 rickl Actually, they do. Not MJ specifically, but non-rx drugs.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 06:04 PM (1brdf)

158 Pho Kthat

Posted by: Tom Brady at January 31, 2015 06:05 PM (Dwehj)

159 LOL, Andy Cohen on Redeye just said he didn't think Peruvia was a real place. Hmmm.

Posted by: Farmer at January 31, 2015 06:05 PM (o/90i)

160 That sounds exciting. Hope it's just a pop and not a broken nose. They suck out loud. And good on you for staying with the bigger drunken midget. She'll remember that forever. Posted by: DC in River City at January 31, 2015 11:00 PM (e+1S5) Yeah, barely swollen. She's good. Eldest originally said she wanted to go home too. That she felt bad for her. I told her we should stay and that she should have fun with her friends.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 06:06 PM (GEICT)

161 Okay, I'm done. Back to some Bundchen.

Posted by: Tom Brady at January 31, 2015 06:06 PM (Dwehj)

162 There was a Foo Kin Chinese in Cooperstown. Don't know if it is still there, though.

Posted by: Comrade Pi at January 31, 2015 06:06 PM (9whgm)

163 He's playin' fo the other team.

Posted by: torabora at January 31, 2015 06:06 PM (qrUnl)

164 Why don't you want to discuss the inherent sexism of World of Warcraft? Don't you think fantasy adventures should support young women instead of degrading them with implausible forms of armor? Oh, I should fuck off, should I? Why are you harassing me? Is it just to distract from your support for racist and sexist forms of entertainment? Cursing at me won't undo the damage you've done to America's girls, you know.

Posted by: Social Justice Walrus at January 31, 2015 06:07 PM (ZPrif)

165 >>>Eldest originally said she wanted to go home too. That she felt bad for her. I told her we should stay and that she should have fun with her friends. Your eldest sounds like an awesome big sis. Very compassionate.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:08 PM (e+1S5)

166 Business names - Curl Up And Dye was Carrie Fisher's hair place in The Blues Brothers. Hey, all. Rich - haven't seen you around in a while. How are ya?

Posted by: shredded chi at January 31, 2015 06:08 PM (BOSlc)

167 Phomaha!

Posted by: Peyton Manning at January 31, 2015 06:08 PM (JO9+V)

168 What's this Pho?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 06:09 PM (UVfht)

169 Your eldest sounds like an awesome big sis. Very compassionate. Posted by: DC in River City at January 31, 2015 11:08 PM (e+1S5) Very empathetic, very emotional.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 06:09 PM (GEICT)

170 #168: Vietnamese noodle soup. Basically, their equivalent of ramen.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:10 PM (5pg79)

171 New York Phozos!

Posted by: Aaron Rogers at January 31, 2015 06:10 PM (Dwehj)

172 Saturday Night ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/561637225948258304 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/561637577900699648 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/561637972018470915 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/561638316005941249

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2015 06:10 PM (GrXXa)

173 Uh, there was Pho Cali in Philadelphia. I mean, "focally" isn't really dirty or funny, but it could be an inadvertent pun.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 31, 2015 06:12 PM (MbqmP)

174 What are we drinking horde? I had a Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang, outstanding beer.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:12 PM (Gosad)

175 Does my ginormous ass make me look phat?

Posted by: Mikey Moore at January 31, 2015 06:12 PM (Dwehj)

176 On insurance forms I've filled out they ask about smoking. So I get to say no. But I have chewed Copenhagen since I was 13 should I tell them?

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 06:12 PM (Ae09I)

177 On insurance forms I've filled out they ask about smoking. So I get to say no. But I have chewed Copenhagen since I was 13 should I tell them?

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 06:12 PM (Ae09I)

178 Vietnamese noodle soup. Basically, their equivalent of ramen. Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 11:10 PM (5pg79) Not like ramen at all. Different noodles and the broth of Phở is very different... and very tasty.

Posted by: The Phở Hat at January 31, 2015 06:12 PM (0Ew3K)

179 Vietnamese noodle soup. Basically, their equivalent of ramen.

Pho sure?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 06:13 PM (UVfht)

180 What are we drinking horde? I had a Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang, outstanding beer. Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 11:12 PM (Gosad) Hat Toddy

Posted by: The Toddy Hat at January 31, 2015 06:13 PM (0Ew3K)

181 Had Pho once, in a Vietnamese place in the North Market district here in Columbus, it was pretty good.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:13 PM (Gosad)

182 176 177 Redshirt How recently? (Not arguing, just curious)

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 06:14 PM (1brdf)

183 >>>What are we drinking horde? I had a Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang, outstanding beer. Ooh, Ommegang is great high gravity stuff. I can't find it out here, and I miss it. Out of Cooperstown, iirc. I've got Buffalo Trace bourbon and diet coke. Thinking about some red wine next. Or maybe shots. Maybe both.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:14 PM (e+1S5)

184 179 Vietnamese noodle soup. Basically, their equivalent of ramen. Pho sure? Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 11:13 PM (UVfht) It's pronounced "fuh" and not "foh".

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 06:14 PM (doBIb)

185 "should I tell them?"



No.  Don't tell nobody shit. 



That's America, folks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 06:14 PM (i3623)

186 What are we drinking horde? I had a Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang, outstanding beer. Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 11:12 PM (Gosad) Mead, and listening to Alestorm.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 06:15 PM (FMbng)

187 By the way, pho isn't pronounced like "foe". I've generally heard it pronounced either "fah" or "fuh".

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:15 PM (5pg79)

188 Phoggedaboutit

Posted by: Donnie Brasco at January 31, 2015 06:15 PM (Dwehj)

189 Hat Toddy Posted by: The Toddy Hat at January 31, 2015 11:13 PM (0Ew3K) While I am certain the sharpness of the wit on the tongue would be delightful, I'm not willing to cannibalize a moron.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:15 PM (Gosad)

190 Ricardo kills it as usual

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 06:15 PM (XlFLJ)

191 Phoget it, they're on a roll now.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 06:16 PM (GEICT)

192 And its pronounced Fuh, by the way. good stuff.

Posted by: shredded chi at January 31, 2015 06:16 PM (BOSlc)

193 I will pho-k you up!

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2015 06:16 PM (doBIb)

194 187 pw So it's not pronounced phonetically?

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 06:17 PM (1brdf)

195 10 - "...in Cairo he uses a S&W 'Hand Ejector, Second Model' (also referred to as the 'Hand Ejector 2' or 'HE2') to dispatch the menacing Arab Swordsman." .45 Just for the record. That SandW was chambered in .45 Webley, rather than 45 Auto, if memory serves. Still a big honkin' bullet.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2015 06:17 PM (krgKs)

196 #178: Sure, it's different, but it's still their "equivalent".

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:17 PM (5pg79)

197 >>>On insurance forms I've filled out they ask about smoking. So I get to say no. But I have chewed Copenhagen since I was 13 should I tell them? Do you smoke the Cope? If not, truthfully answer no. I lie on those forms just for the hell of it. Do you own guns? Why I would never have a gun in my house, they're dangerous! How much do you drink? Oh, maybe two or three drinks a week. Fuck em if they can't take a joke.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:17 PM (e+1S5)

198 Speedster1 currently.

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 06:17 PM (Ae09I)

199 ISIS assholes behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The Japanese have a history of beheading people that they find less than Japanese. Perhaps they should send 47 Ronin to the middle east to sh!ow them how it's done. Motherf*cking MotherF*ckers! Chris Kyle was right to call them savages. Bastards! And our government wants to negotiate with these MotherF*cking MotherF*ckers! The only negotiation I want to see is to send them to their imaginary paradise where they get to have 72 goats. Or someone named Virgil. Does any government on the face of the planet have any balls left? F*ck, we are Doomed!

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 06:17 PM (vVSOO)

200 DC, look for a place that carries specialty brews. Or, you could always ask a distributor if they could bring some in. Never had a Ommegang that I didn't enjoy. The Ascension Christmas selection is sublime, and 3 Philosophers may be my absolute favorite.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:17 PM (Gosad)

201 So it's not pronounced phonetically? Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 11:17 PM (1brdf) *slow clap*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 06:17 PM (GEICT)

202 Me pho you long time!

Posted by: Sandra Flook at January 31, 2015 06:17 PM (Dwehj)

203 Hey GI...me loph you long time.. *that sucked.

Posted by: RWC Team Warthog at January 31, 2015 06:18 PM (zxCGA)

204 Every year, 500 people die by accidental electrocution. The solution is obvious, we should lower the voltage to 60 VAC.

Posted by: Kneel Gassy Tyson at January 31, 2015 06:19 PM (eeTCA)

205 Heh - bunch of punctuation police... Hat - I remember you posting your Toddy recipe on a food thread - remember when that was? That shit sounded damned good...

Posted by: shredded chi at January 31, 2015 06:19 PM (BOSlc)

206 ISIS assholes behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The Japanese have a history of beheading people that they find less than Japanese. Perhaps they should send 47 Ronin to the middle east to sh!ow them how it's done. Motherf*cking MotherF*ckers! Chris Kyle was right to call them savages. Bastards! And our government wants to negotiate with these MotherF*cking MotherF*ckers! The only negotiation I want to see is to send them to their imaginary paradise where they get to have 72 goats. Or someone named Virgil. Does any government on the face of the planet have any balls left? F*ck, we are Doomed! Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 11:17 PM (vVSOO) I said the same thing to the wife, they should send in the 47 ronin and fuck those ragheads up good.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 06:19 PM (FMbng)

207 198 Redshirt Interesting - Thanks! Not to get too far into the weeds here, but what carrier (if you don't mind me asking)?

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 06:19 PM (1brdf)

208 the broth of Pho is very different... and very tasty. Just beef or pork (or if you're lucky both) stock with a very subtle star anise note. Good stuff, but not complicated.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 31, 2015 06:20 PM (MbqmP)

209 all breakers shall be 1 amp - for the children.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 06:20 PM (XlFLJ)

210 Mead, and listening to Alestorm. Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 11:15 PM (FMbng) Can't go wrong with Scottish Pirate Metal!

Posted by: The Pirate Hat at January 31, 2015 06:20 PM (0Ew3K)

211 201 BC Ah, shucks.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 06:20 PM (1brdf)

212 Posted by: Sandra Flook

OK, I'm off the "pho" puns, permanently.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 06:21 PM (UVfht)

213 a related note, in "the 13th Warrior" an Arab went all viking and the character ground his viking sword down to a scrimtar "When you die, can I give that to me daughter?"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2015 06:21 PM (krgKs)

214 #199: There's a heartening story in the sidebar. ISIS captured a Jordanian pilot, and demanded the release of a failed suicide bomber in exchange for his life. Jordan responded with, "If you kill him, we'll execute ALL our ISIS prisoners."

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:21 PM (5pg79)

215 Crap.

Ring knockers with frikkin' laser beams.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 31, 2015 06:22 PM (RZzX3)

216 Can't go wrong with Scottish Pirate Metal! Posted by: The Pirate Hat at January 31, 2015 11:20 PM (0Ew3K) Hell no, I just learned this one tonight just for shits and giggles and drove the wife crazy with it. lol I think its a good horde drinking tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f55CqLc6IR0&spfreload=1

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 06:22 PM (FMbng)

217 That SandW was chambered in .45 Webley, rather than 45 Auto, if memory serves. Still a big honkin' bullet. Posted by: IllTemperedCur ---------------- Well technically, that would be a .455 Webley. He carried a bunch of different guns, but I was quoting http://tinyurl.com/nfko6ka , FWIW

Posted by: Kneel Gassy Tyson at January 31, 2015 06:22 PM (eeTCA)

218 Hat Toddy Posted by: The Toddy Hat at January 31, 2015 11:13 PM (0Ew3K) While I am certain the sharpness of the wit on the tongue would be delightful, I'm not willing to cannibalize a moron. Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 11:15 PM (Gosad) Hat Toddy: Two pints of water. The honey from one of those bear honey things. Lemon, sliced. Spice pouch of crystallized ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. A bottle of scotch. Yum!

Posted by: Hat Toddy at January 31, 2015 06:22 PM (0Ew3K)

219 Just finished black box cabernet. Like the box because he wife can't count the corks. And I can't type good night.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at January 31, 2015 06:22 PM (FIrEF)

220 What kind of Obama ass kissing "jokes" will the SNL Weekend Update do tonite?


Here is one I'll suggest:


The set up-

Barack Obama came into office inheriting a global economic crisis from George W. Bush.


The punchline-

President Obama's wise policies like the stimulus saved us from a depression.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 06:23 PM (8zCR+)

221 / Tyson

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 06:23 PM (eeTCA)

222 Every year, 500 people die by accidental electrocution. The solution is obvious, we should lower the voltage to 60 VAC..))) It's not volts that kills it's amps. Though you likely knew that posting as NDT.

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 06:23 PM (Ae09I)

223 Posted by: Kneel Gassy Tyson at January 31, 2015 11:19 PM (eeTCA)

In ain't the voltage that kills ya. It's the current.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 31, 2015 06:23 PM (RZzX3)

224 The Moron's restaurant of choice? Gno Pho King Clue. No, seriously. I have no idea what y'all would prefer, really! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 31, 2015 06:24 PM (RzZOc)

225 Well technically, that would be a .455 Webley. Arrrgh, you're right. Another corner clipped off my gun nut card.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2015 06:24 PM (krgKs)

226 Posted by: Jenny Wants A Pet Tiger Now at January 31, 2015 10:15 PM (aZHrU) Nah, you really don't want a pet tiger. I don't get people who want wild animals for pets. Domesticated animals have been domesticated for thousands of years. Wild animals are -wild. One day they could get pissed and instead of sulking or pooping in the bathtub (I had a cat who did that if you left her alone too long), they'll rip your face off. Somebody's pet chimp did that to its owner's neighbor a few years ago. Literally tore her face off. I'd personally even feel uneasy about having a dog who is half wolf around. It would be like knowingly adopting one of Charles Manson's kids - you'd always be worried about that DNA showing itself.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 06:24 PM (+XMAD)

227 214 #199: There's a heartening story in the sidebar. ISIS captured a Jordanian pilot, and demanded the release of a failed suicide bomber in exchange for his life. Jordan responded with, "If you kill him, we'll execute ALL our ISIS prisoners." Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 11:21 PM (5pg79) Was thinking about that while reading Weirddave's post earlier--Jordan is another example of a place where Western values might have a chance in hell besides Iraq. They're at least tolerant of Israel and don't have a ton of love for the more extremist parties/groups there.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:24 PM (Gosad)

228 >>>DC, look for a place that carries specialty brews. Or, you could always ask a distributor if they could bring some in. According to their website! the two liquor stores I frequent are in their distribution channel, but I've never even seen so much as an Abbey Ale at either one. May have to just order a case, since the heathens here don't appreciate good brew.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:24 PM (e+1S5)

229 That's right, blame me. People are always blaming me. It's like I'm the George Bush of electricity.

Posted by: Ampere at January 31, 2015 06:25 PM (eeTCA)

230 So it's not pronounced phonetically? Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 11:17 PM (1brdf) *slow clap* Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 11:17 PM (GEICT) It is pronounced phonetically if you use French pronunciation and follow the various grammatical marks changing the vowel. When it get a hot bowl of the stuff, I usually order a baguette sandwich with pork loaf for dipping. And the good stuff doesn't need sriracha or other sauce added to it.

Posted by: Hatful of Phở at January 31, 2015 06:25 PM (0Ew3K)

231 Watts a volt amp?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 06:26 PM (XlFLJ)

232 / Tyson
Oh, shit!

Posted by: the chicken at January 31, 2015 06:26 PM (L6/+u)

233 Now, now, it's clear the Islamic activists beheaded the Japanese guys because of the long history of Japanese imperialism and colonialism in the Middle East. /babbling moonbat

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 06:27 PM (+XMAD)

234 " That SandW was chambered in .45 Webley, rather than 45 Auto, if memory serves. Still a big honkin' bullet."


I know there is a difference between the .45 Colt and the Webley.  But no revolvers chambered .45 Auto in the 1920s.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 06:27 PM (i3623)

235 DC, where did you end up? Was it Indiana, or Western Kentucky, or Indiana near Western Kentucky? I can't remember, thought I thought I saw you ask DDR if he wanted to hang out sometime.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:27 PM (Gosad)

236 227 CC Agreed. And I really wish someone would archive WD's Fundamental Concept series - some seriously thoughtful stuff.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 06:28 PM (1brdf)

237 #230: It may not need it, but I like adding sriracha and lime and jalapenoes and soy sauce anyway.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:28 PM (5pg79)

238 And I really wish someone would archive WD's Fundamental Concept series - some seriously thoughtful stuff. Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 11:28 PM (1brdf) He should e-book it.

Posted by: The E-Hat at January 31, 2015 06:29 PM (0Ew3K)

239 Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 11:23 PM (8zCR+) Dammit! Now I have SNL on to watch the clusterfuck accident.

Posted by: RWC Team Warthog at January 31, 2015 06:29 PM (zxCGA)

240 I had pho one time. I went to a Vietnamese restaurant and ordered it to take home. Each ingredient was packaged separately, and I had no idea how I was supposed to put them together. But the packaging was meticulous and awesome. One of these days I'll have to go there and eat in, to see what it's supposed to look like.

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 06:29 PM (sdi6R)

241 Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 11:26 PM (XlFLJ)

W = I * V

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 31, 2015 06:29 PM (RZzX3)

242 They're at least tolerant of Israel and don't have a ton of love for the more extremist parties/groups there. Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 11:24 PM (Gosad) Just to show how fucked up the mohammedans are, the Black September terror group attacks Israel and Jews, but is named for the incident where the PLO essentially tried to take over Jordan, and the Jordanians broke out the can of whoopass, kicking them out of the country.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2015 06:29 PM (krgKs)

243 238 Hat GREAT idea.

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 06:30 PM (1brdf)

244 I'd personally even feel uneasy about having a dog who is half wolf around. It would be like knowingly adopting one of Charles Manson's kids - you'd always be worried about that DNA showing itself. Posted by: Donna ----------------- Unexpectedly encountered a hybrid the other day, rounding a corner. I'm a dog guy, Ok, I'm comfortable with anything that doesn't have it's ears laid back, or is rumbling in it's throat. But, this thing put the hackles up on my neck. It was leashed, but it's ... presence... was just disturbing. Oh yeah..., it was big. Probably 70+ pounds.

Posted by: Ampere at January 31, 2015 06:30 PM (eeTCA)

245 I'm probably going to regret this.... Alright Horde, question/advice needed. I'm facing the fact that I can't put off getting snipped much longer. Buddies are split pretty much 50/50. Half say it was no big deal and they got over it in no time. Other half, including a BIL who just had it down, say it hurt like a sumbitch. Who's got experience here? What was your experience?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 06:30 PM (GEICT)

246 It may not need it, but I like adding sriracha and lime and jalapenoes and soy sauce anyway. Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 11:28 PM (5pg79) Lime or jalapeños are one thing, but sriracha overwhelms the subtle meaty flavor, especially of a really, really tasty bowl.

Posted by: The Jalapeño Hat at January 31, 2015 06:30 PM (0Ew3K)

247 Ugh. Stupid pixy. Commas are not exclamation points, I'm really not that excited about the intricacies of beer distribution.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:30 PM (e+1S5)

248 I know there is a difference between the .45 Colt and the Webley. But no revolvers chambered .45 Auto in the 1920s. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 11:27 PM (i3623) M1917, 45ACP using moonclips, versions by both SandW and Colt. Stopgap sidearm for the AEF during WWI when Colt couldn't produce enough 1911s.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2015 06:32 PM (krgKs)

249 BC ask for the 72 hour bupivicaine. Makes all the difference...

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 06:32 PM (XlFLJ)

250 Unexpectedly encountered a hybrid the other day, rounding a corner. I'm a dog guy, Ok, I'm comfortable with anything that doesn't have it's ears laid back, or is rumbling in it's throat. But, this thing put the hackles up on my neck. It was leashed, but it's ... presence... was just disturbing. Oh yeah..., it was big. Probably 70+ pounds.

Sounds like the two half-wolves that used to live across the street.  Big animals, but never showed any aggression towards humans.  Chihuahuas, however, were fair game.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 06:32 PM (UVfht)

251 Ricardo Kill........both the S&W and Colt 1917s came chambered in .45 ACP, and collectors still have old boxes of ammo for 'em, factory-shipped in their half-moon clips. And if I recall correctly, those were WW-I issue items, withal. Certainly, pre 1920s. Oh my, to find a nice Brazilian Contract S&W 1917! One of my Holy Grails of the gun world. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 31, 2015 06:32 PM (RzZOc)

252 #246: What can I say? I like it spicy.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:33 PM (5pg79)

253 249 BC ask for the 72 hour bupivicaine. Makes all the difference... Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 11:32 PM (XlFLJ) ??? I'm assuming that's the numbing agent...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 06:33 PM (GEICT)

254 242 Itc They weren't *real* Jordanians - they were Joos shape-shifted to *look* like Jordanians. D'uh! :-)

Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 06:33 PM (1brdf)

255 244 I'd personally even feel uneasy about having a dog who is half wolf around. It would be like knowingly adopting one of Charles Manson's kids - you'd always be worried about that DNA showing itself. Posted by: Donna ----------------- Unexpectedly encountered a hybrid the other day, rounding a corner. I'm a dog guy, Ok, I'm comfortable with anything that doesn't have it's ears laid back, or is rumbling in it's throat. But, this thing put the hackles up on my neck. It was leashed, but it's ... presence... was just disturbing. Oh yeah..., it was big. Probably 70+ pounds. Posted by: Ampere at January 31, 2015 11:30 PM (eeTCA) My understanding is that the hybrids are actually more dangerous than just a straight wolf cub. Hybrids tend to kill or drive out any other dog, they're generally loners. Wolves at least retain their instinctive pack behavior. 70 pounds would be small for a hybrid, btw, unless it was a Mexican wolf hybrid. Your typical timber wolf is more like the size of a medium mastiff, might push 150 pounds in a male and well over 100 for a female. Even a lab/wolf hybrid would probably be close to 100 pounds.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:33 PM (Gosad)

256 >>>I'm facing the fact that I can't put off getting snipped much longer. Don't. I've got horror stories of marriages breaking up pretty quickly after the snip. Apparently, the lady bits know you're shooting blanks, and cause the lady to react accordingly. I would think some temporary pain is the least concern when it comes to that.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:34 PM (e+1S5)

257 BC ask for the 72 hour bupivicaine. Makes all the difference... Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 11:32 PM (XlFLJ) Just smear Anbesol on your nads.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2015 06:34 PM (krgKs)

258 I know there is a difference between the .45 Colt and the Webley. But no revolvers chambered .45 Auto in the 1920s. -------------------- Colt .45, not ACP. But that aside, .455 Webleys could use .45 ACP with half-moon clips. I have done it. Back-up while hunting hogs in the swamps.

Posted by: Ampere at January 31, 2015 06:34 PM (eeTCA)

259 Yes. Local agent. just ask for it.trade name is Exparel.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 06:35 PM (XlFLJ)

260 / current sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 06:35 PM (eeTCA)

261 250 Chihuahuas, however, were fair game. Chihuahuas often seem to start fights with dogs many times their size. It makes no sense, but I've seen it too many times to think it's just coincidence.

Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 06:35 PM (qyomX)

262 Mead, and listening to Alestorm. Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 11:15 PM (FMbng) Crispin brut extra dry cider - which is still a bit too sweet for me. I'm getting into the dry ciders lately and so far I like the imported English stuff the best. I recently read about hard cider - it was as American as apple pie and drunk more than beer in rural America up until the mid 1800's. The large wave of German immigration, and their fondness for beer, made a dent in cider's popularity. What really finished it off was Prohibition. To survive, all the suppliers had to switch to making apple juice, which made Americans used to sweet apple beverages. That explains why so many American ciders are so sweet. Dry cider takes a little getting used to, but now I'm kinda hooked on it now.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 06:35 PM (+XMAD)

263 W = I * V

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 31, 2015 11:29 PM (RZzX3)




P=I*E  (cause everybody likes pie!)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 31, 2015 06:35 PM (6fyGz)

264 SNL Weekend Update Obama joke:


The set up-

Ever notice how racist the Republican critics of President Obama are?


The punchline-

Really, they are totally racist.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 06:35 PM (8zCR+)

265 I hope the greens realize that it is the combustion engine and the electric generator that really made possible the abolition of slavery.

Although the public institution was abolished after the Civil War (or the War Of Northern Aggression) but the country didn't make many real inroads against poverty, squalor and forced labor until the Electric Generator made it's appearance and electricity was delivered to customers to use to drive various labor saving appliances.

This increased manufacturing of all sorts of goods, the gasoline engine revolutionized farming and stoop labor became more expensive for most crops EXCEPT WHERE IT WAS CONVENIENT. (Cali, I'm looking at you.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 31, 2015 06:35 PM (RZzX3)

266 Posted by: shredded chi at January 31, 2015 11:08 PM (BOSlc)- thanks. turning things around-slowly. the smoking thing makes my teeth grind (mostly because I think it was part of the reason for my layoff). The company lays off the smokers then puts everyone on rotating shifts. A friend told me that when they did that it took about 2 weeks for someone-not used to working the small hours of the morning-fell asleep behind the wheel of his car and got smashed up pretty badly. Great use of the actuarial tables on that bit of genius.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 31, 2015 06:35 PM (OjnNr)

267 They weren't *real* Jordanians - they were Joos shape-shifted to *look* like Jordanians. D'uh! :-) Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 11:33 PM (1brdf) I. Did. Not. Know. That. /Carson

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2015 06:36 PM (krgKs)

268 Don't. I've got horror stories of marriages breaking up pretty quickly after the snip. Apparently, the lady bits know you're shooting blanks, and cause the lady to react accordingly. I would think some temporary pain is the least concern when it comes to that. Posted by: DC in River City at January 31, 2015 11:34 PM (e+1S5) The wife and I have been through some crazy shit. I ain't worried about our relationship, at all. But an unexpected third kid? That we can't begin to afford? Yeah, that'll put some stress on a relationship.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 06:36 PM (GEICT)

269 >>>DC, where did you end up? Was it Indiana, or Western Kentucky, or Indiana near Western Kentucky? I can't remember, thought I thought I saw you ask DDR if he wanted to hang out sometime. Western Kentucky. About 4 miles from Indiana. The mini meet up with DDR didn't work out I was out of his town earlier than I expected, but he's only two hours away, I'm sure tilt happen soon enough.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:36 PM (e+1S5)

270 Hrm, speaking of Vietnamese food, I don't have any prawns around the house, but I could probably otherwise manage some banh tom.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 31, 2015 06:36 PM (MbqmP)

271 "M1917, 45ACP using moonclips, versions by both SandW and Colt. Stopgap sidearm for the AEF during WWI when Colt couldn't produce enough 1911s."



You just nailed me. I am dumb.  

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 06:37 PM (i3623)

272 I think Rush still uses a track from some long ago rock group (is it the Pretenders?) for his opening brand track. Maybe they enjoy the royalties.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 06:37 PM (JgC5a)

273 #261: It's kind of weird that they're so aggressive, too, seeing as how they were originally bred for food.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:37 PM (5pg79)

274 >>>But an unexpected third kid? That we can't begin to afford? Yeah, that'll put some stress on a relationship. A wise man once told me "don't be a dummy, cum on her tummy"

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:38 PM (e+1S5)

275 Who's got experience here? What was your experience? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 11:30 PM (GEICT) Still intact but my brother just got it done a couple of months ago and said it's not a big deal. And this is coming from someone who gets a cold and the world is ending.

Posted by: RWC Team Warthog at January 31, 2015 06:38 PM (zxCGA)

276 I have my fighting guns and my pretty collector guns. This ones for fighting this ones for fun. Calibers are specific but not important.

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 06:38 PM (Ae09I)

277 You just nailed me. I am dumb. Posted by: Ricardo ----------------- There, there. Just stay away from sword-swinging a-rabs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 06:38 PM (eeTCA)

278 the Mexican Rolie Polie eating dog is mighty tasty!

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 06:39 PM (XlFLJ)

279 272 I think Rush still uses a track from some long ago rock group (is it the Pretenders?) for his opening brand track. Yup, The Pretenders, "My City Was Gone." I think Ms. Hynde raised some sort of fuss a long while back. I heard that money changed hands, and all was quiet afterwards, but that could have been just a rumor.

Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2015 06:39 PM (qyomX)

280 Hasta, nachos, hermanos.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 31, 2015 06:40 PM (i3623)

281 #272: Chrissy Hynde is okay with Rush using Ohio for his opening theme. She's not a fan, but her parents are. And, hey, she gets paid for it.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:40 PM (5pg79)

282 277 Just stay away from sword-swinging a-rabs. No need, if you have the right tools on hand.

Posted by: Indiana Jones at January 31, 2015 06:40 PM (qyomX)

283 Cooth, I hope that e-mail I sent isn't monopolizing your time. Morons, I apologize if I've stolen away the elder god with my missive.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:40 PM (Gosad)

284 I think Rush still uses a track from some long ago rock group (is it the Pretenders?) for his opening brand track.

Maybe they enjoy the royalties.


Somebody posted the story here a few days ago. 

Short version is that after an initial freakout, Rush makes a donation to Chrissie Hynde's favored charity and they both get what they want out of the deal.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 06:41 PM (UVfht)

285 Man, I used to be so in to the Pretenders! Chrissy Hynde is a bad girl.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 06:42 PM (JgC5a)

286 But an unexpected third kid? That we can't begin to afford? Yeah, that'll put some stress on a relationship. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 11:36 PM (GEICT) Remember, the more children you have, the more potential organ donors there are for you...

Posted by: Hat's Liver at January 31, 2015 06:42 PM (0Ew3K)

287 BC you can always sell one for medical experiments...

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 06:43 PM (XlFLJ)

288 264: I'm sure all 3 people watching laughed.

Posted by: puddleglum@work at January 31, 2015 06:43 PM (20X6f)

289 But an unexpected third kid? That we can't begin to afford? Yeah, that'll put some stress on a relationship. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 11:36 PM (GEICT) A little mood music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUspLVStPbk

Posted by: Hat's Liver at January 31, 2015 06:43 PM (0Ew3K)

290 Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 11:35 PM (8zCR+)- glad I don't own a television.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 31, 2015 06:43 PM (OjnNr)

291 Chihuahuas often seem to start fights with dogs many times their size. It makes no sense, but I've seen it too many times to think it's just coincidence.
They drunk drive too.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at January 31, 2015 06:44 PM (L6/+u)

292 I think Rush still uses a track from some long ago rock group (is it the Pretenders?) for his opening brand track. Maybe they enjoy the royalties. Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 11:37 PM (JgC5a) That's actually a funny story. When Rush started using the song, Chrissie Hynde's management had a fit and sent cease and desist letters out. Hynde was the one who called off the lawyers almost immediately, even though she's totally leftist. Apparently, her parents are Rush fans, and she didn't mind him using the song at all. So they came to an agreement and she donates the royalties from Rush to PETA.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2015 06:44 PM (krgKs)

293 Pertains to earlier baseball thread (thank you, I can't wait!) one of the reasons Pablo Sandoval left the SF Giants was because of the DH rule. He said as much in an interview. I know, it sucks.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 06:44 PM (JgC5a)

294 doesn't Stanley the honey badger use Chihuahuas as condoms?

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 06:45 PM (XlFLJ)

295 Chihuahuas often seem to start fights with dogs many times their size.
It makes no sense, but I've seen it too many times to think it's just
coincidence.

They drunk drive too.


With those short legs, they must do it in teams.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 06:45 PM (UVfht)

296 A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUspLVStPbk

Posted by: Hat's Liver at January 31, 2015 11:43 PM (0Ew3K)



yep...knew that one was coming...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 31, 2015 06:45 PM (6fyGz)

297 #291: They sure do! They're such a menace.

Posted by: Toonces, the driving cat at January 31, 2015 06:45 PM (5pg79)

298 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2015 11:44 PM (krgKs) Ha, that is a cool story.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 06:45 PM (R5HRU)

299 Reason I know about the e-juice/nicotine issue is as it relates to insurance underwriting. I've been told by several underwriters that vaping with any level of nicotine = tobacco use. Be nice if manufacturers could/would disclose if they use non-tobacco-derived nicotine. That's only because there is no way to differentiate between sources on a blood test, which is how they determine smoker/non rates.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 31, 2015 06:46 PM (WvS3w)

300 Who's got experience here? What was your experience? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 11:30 PM (GEICT) your balls are tethered on two sides, you snip one side and you have floaters. Ocassionally a ball will do a 360 and cut off its blood flow. it hurts and it swells up to baseball/softball size and if you can't get to a Dr. in time, they will remove it. a coworker had this all go down at his deer-camp one year and after a several hour drive to the hospital the guy kept his ball but but but but PAIN !!!!

Posted by: Indianna Jones at January 31, 2015 06:46 PM (N21UI)

301 which is similar to what I wrote.

I'll use the old formula thanks.

I've watched this phenomenon for a while now.

Simple words and acronyms get scrambled and changed.

It almost seems as if someone wants to make it harder for anyone to retain the facts.

Watts = Intensite times Voltage

Watt: measure of work named for James Watt.

Intensite: measure of current in French (Ampere being French)

Voltage: a measure of electrical potential names after Volta.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 31, 2015 06:47 PM (RZzX3)

302 Posted by: Indianna Jones at January 31, 2015 11:46 PM (N21UI) FUCK. THAT. SHIT. No snip for me then. Christ.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 06:48 PM (R5HRU)

303 Posted by: DC in River City at January 31, 2015 11:34 PM (e+1S5) My brother got snipped. He dreaded it, was a bit sore for a couple of days, but was fine after that. And my sister in law certainly didn't react in the way you said. She was extremely happy to not have to take the Pill or worry about pregnancy and said it improved their sex life. (My sister in law has no qualms when it comes to talking about that stuff, which makes me slightly uneasy, since I really don't care to know about my kid brother's sex life.) So different people can have different experiences.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 06:48 PM (+XMAD)

304 I'm calling it a night early. Here's a sprightly tune in honor of that nice-looking brain-damaged dominatrix...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12oGFSLMvFc

Posted by: Toonces, the driving cat at January 31, 2015 06:48 PM (5pg79)

305 Funny thing about Dropkick: they were the ones who went after, publicly, Anti-Flag for being a but of leftist douchebags on tour.  Then they had to takes sides, and they chose the left.  Even funnier?  Their own damned governor did the same thing Walker did (regarding unions) and they didn't say a word about it because their Mass-hole governor has a D after his name.  Needless to say, I don't go to their shows anymore. 

Posted by: Patrick at January 31, 2015 06:50 PM (U6YEj)

306 Whoops, sock off.

Just as well; I forgot to say good night, anyway. Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:50 PM (5pg79)

307 That's actually a funny story. When Rush started using the song, Chrissie Hynde's management had a fit and sent cease and desist letters out. Posted by: IllTemperedCur Truth be told, it's a shitty song, one of their worst. I honesty thought it was something by some crappy barhouse blues band*. *(yes, I realize that for the most part, that's redundant. )

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 06:50 PM (PhCVa)

308 Oh, and they actually "contributed a song" to one of the recall Scott Walker campaigns. 

Posted by: Patrick at January 31, 2015 06:50 PM (U6YEj)

309 SNL Weekend Update Obama joke:


The set up-

President Obama doesn't get a lot of respectful coverage at Fox News.


The punchline-

Dude, its Fox News.


 

Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 06:50 PM (8zCR+)

310 The SJW assholes pretty much took over Punk music. Punk is pussy now.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 31, 2015 06:51 PM (ZPrif)

311 All right, I'm calling it a night--minimal sleep plus good beer (or booze) makes the Crank a tired panda... Good night morons, stay frosty.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2015 06:52 PM (Gosad)

312 We're in the very best of hands. Intercepted Russian bomber was carrying a nuclear missile over the Channel http://tinyurl.com/jwhajj2

Posted by: Thrawn at January 31, 2015 06:52 PM (d7XFS)

313 Chihuahuas. Down through history dogs have been bred for specific reasons. Dachshunds, bred to go after nasty little critters in their holes. Shepherds of all sorts, bred to herd animals. God knows how many hunting dogs have been bred. But can any one on this thread explain to me just what the heck chihuahuas were bred for? Noisy little rats that bite ankles? I mean, WTF?

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 06:52 PM (vVSOO)

314 which is similar to what I wrote. I'll use the old formula thanks. I've watched this phenomenon for a while now. Simple words and acronyms get scrambled and changed. It almost seems as if someone wants to make it harder for anyone to retain the facts. Watts = Intensite times Voltage Watt: measure of work named for James Watt. Intensite: measure of current in French (Ampere being French) Voltage: a measure of electrical potential names after Volta. Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 31, 2015 11:47 PM (RZzX3) Okay, but I need to calculate inductance.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 31, 2015 06:53 PM (MbqmP)

315 Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 11:52 PM (vVSOO) As an earlier comment noted, they were bred for food aka "Obama snacks."

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 06:53 PM (+XMAD)

316 #313: They were bred for eating. Seriously.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:54 PM (5pg79)

317 Well, g'night.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2015 06:54 PM (/eOcU)

318 >>>So different people can have different experiences. No doubt. And Cochran seems to be in a good happy marriage with lots of sexy time. So it's probably not a huge concern, but it is still something to consider. Your mileage may vary, certain exclusions apply, offer not valid where prohibited by law, refunds with receipt only, et cetera.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 06:54 PM (e+1S5)

319 I think (I may be wrong about this, it has happened before...) that chihuahuas are a stepped down version of the Jack Russell terrier, itself a fierce critter. And very intelligent. I have seen Jack Russells bark down a mastiff.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 06:55 PM (JgC5a)

320 The SJW assholes pretty much took over Punk music. Punk is pussy now. Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 31, 2015 11:51 PM (ZPrif) Long live #MetalGate! \m/ \m/

Posted by: \m/ The Headbanging Hat \m/ at January 31, 2015 06:55 PM (0Ew3K)

321 Okay, now I'm out for the evening, and I mean it. I've got some Ranma 1/2 episodes on Blu-Ray calling my name.

Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 31, 2015 06:55 PM (5pg79)

322 Watts = Intensite times Voltage Posted by: Bitter Clinger Are we speaking Franch now?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 06:55 PM (PhCVa)

323 I think (I may be wrong about this, it has happened before...) that chihuahuas are a stepped down version of the Jack Russell terrier, itself a fierce critter. And very intelligent. I have seen Jack Russells bark down a mastiff. Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 11:55 PM (JgC5a) In their brains, they are still a huge wolf.

Posted by: The Call of the Hat at January 31, 2015 06:56 PM (0Ew3K)

324 >>>So, now the Bruce Jenner is a "girl", wonder what he's going to choose for his "girl" name.<<<

I remember when that son of a bitch was on the side of my box of Wheaties as a decathlon champion.  Damn you, Britany!


Posted by: Fritz at January 31, 2015 06:56 PM (dVmLD)

325 Re: Wolves as pets. We (roommates) had one in Yellowknife. It was a big sucker, over thigh high to me maybe (I'm 5'8"). It was old and acted like a dog.

Posted by: Gingy at January 31, 2015 06:56 PM (WvS3w)

326 OT sort of I've been getting collector calls on my phone for my ex wife. And it gives me a wee bit of pleasure. Does that make me bad.

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 06:56 PM (Ae09I)

327 OT sort of I've been getting collector calls on my phone for my ex wife. And it gives me a wee bit of pleasure. Does that make me bad.

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 06:56 PM (Ae09I)

328 Sorry, guys -- got distracted. Did I miss anything? Is anyone still here?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 06:58 PM (T1005)

329 I am, barely.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 06:58 PM (R5HRU)

330 Posted by: \m/ The Headbanging Hat \m/ at January 31, 2015 11:55 PM (0Ew3K) - I've been listening to the deftones all night.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 31, 2015 06:59 PM (OjnNr)

331 In their brains, they are still a huge wolf. Posted by: The Call of the Hat at January 31, 2015 11:56 PM (0Ew3K) I had a Golden Retriever who was a wuss. He caught and killed a squirrel once. I swear, he actually strutted around for hours after that, he was so damn proud of himself. "I killed a squirrel. FEAR ME!!"

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 06:59 PM (+XMAD)

332 SNL Weekend update Obama joke:


The set up-

The seems to be some tension between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


The punchline-

Seems Netanyhu is a real dick. 

Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 06:59 PM (8zCR+)

333 Posted by: Fritz at January 31, 2015 11:56 PM (dVmLD) Man, I miss the '80's. Back when Bruce Jenner was an American hero, instead of a sad joke.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 07:00 PM (+XMAD)

334 Thanks Donna and Prothonotary! Seriously? For food? Damn! A twelve pack of chicken wings would give you more protein than a chihuahua. What were those people thinking? I mean, come on. Rotisserie Rats? And they have heads like Peyton Manning! It would be like eating crab legs. All work and no protein.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 07:00 PM (vVSOO)

335 238 And I really wish someone would archive WD's Fundamental Concept series - some seriously thoughtful stuff. Posted by: speedster1 on the (new) ipad at January 31, 2015 11:28 PM (1brdf) He should e-book it. Posted by: The E-Hat at January 31, 2015 11:29 PM (0Ew3K) I'm not done with the series yet. (Ok, yes, that's just the right way to put it. That subtlety implies that I have a plan, AND that I know what I'm talking about. Brilliant! Nobody will guess I just pound these things out at 2 in the morning the night before on whatever subject happens to catch my Oooh! Shiny! mind at the time. You are a master Dave, a master!)

Posted by: Weirddave at January 31, 2015 07:01 PM (WvS3w)

336 Your eldest sounds like an awesome big sis. Very compassionate. Posted by: DC in River City at January 31, 2015 11:08 PM (e+1S5) Very empathetic, very emotional. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 11:09 PM Enjoy these years, the teen times will come soon enough. But it sounds like you have good ones to work w/ a great Dad.

Posted by: Farmer at January 31, 2015 07:01 PM (o/90i)

337 I'd never turn down a plate of freshly cooked Chihuahua. A perfect appetizer for the Lab main course.

Posted by: Chef Barack O'Bama at January 31, 2015 07:01 PM (OjnNr)

338 Ahhh shit, I said the quiet brain part out loud again.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 31, 2015 07:01 PM (WvS3w)

339 OT sort of I've been getting collector calls on my phone for my ex wife. And it gives me a wee bit of pleasure. Does that make me bad.

Sounds like confirmation of a good choice, even if she made it for you.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 07:02 PM (UVfht)

340 Ahhh shit, I said the quiet brain part out loud again. Posted by: Weirddave at February 01, 2015 12:01 AM (WvS3w) If you don't punish your brain, it won't learn. *pours Val-U-Rite through USB*

Posted by: The Val-U-Hat at January 31, 2015 07:03 PM (0Ew3K)

341 Good night all.

Posted by: Redshirt at January 31, 2015 07:03 PM (Ae09I)

342 Old Blue, I shit you not, a Mexican restaurant not far from where I live was caught a few years ago with dog meat in their freezer. And they'll still open. Today's special: chihuahua and bean burritos!

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 07:03 PM (+XMAD)

343 What is good in life, Redshirt?

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 07:03 PM (vVSOO)

344 I dunno, but I think Bruce Jenner is hot.

Posted by: The Guy Who Used To Think Janet Napolitano Was Hot Who Now Thinks Bruce Jenner Is Hot at January 31, 2015 07:04 PM (WbRgK)

345 266 the smoking thing makes my teeth grind (mostly because I think it was part of the reason for my layoff). The company lays off the smokers then puts everyone on rotating shifts. A friend told me that when they did that it took about 2 weeks for someone-not used to working the small hours of the morning-fell asleep behind the wheel of his car and got smashed up pretty badly. Great use of the actuarial tables on that bit of genius. Posted by: rich@gmu at January 31, 2015 11:35 PM (OjnNr) Social Engineering FTW. What? You think you can live your life as you please? Guess again.

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 07:06 PM (sdi6R)

346 Well Donna, as long as the refrigerated food is kept at 32 degrees, and the food on the steam table is kept at 180 degrees, you meet most health department codes. I don't really think there is a law stating where the meat comes from.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 07:06 PM (vVSOO)

347 The Smith and Wesson Triplelock, predecessor of the M1917 was ordered by the British for WWI in .455 (Webley) caliber.  Also, the RCMP used Colt and Smiths in .455 for decades until they switch to semiauto.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at January 31, 2015 07:07 PM (XO6WW)

348 Ffevening dam hate falling asleep prior to ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:07 PM (1FBjV)

349 I have seen all kinds of chihuahuas. There are those that will bark at a much larger dog and others that will shiver and tremble and urinate unless they are inside of Mommy's handbag.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 07:07 PM (JgC5a)

350 Well, if we took out the bones, it wouldn't be crunchy would it?!

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at January 31, 2015 07:08 PM (L6/+u)

351 Resistance is futile. ---------------------- No it isn't, it's E/I

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:09 PM (eeTCA)

352 No one ever talks about me.

Posted by: Mho at January 31, 2015 07:10 PM (eeTCA)

353 Protein is protein.

Posted by: The Donners at January 31, 2015 07:10 PM (2o6Wj)

354 Protein is protein. Posted by: The Donners at February 01, 2015 12:10 AM (2o6Wj) Word.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 31, 2015 07:11 PM (0Ew3K)

355 >>>What? You think you can live your life as you please? Guess again. Posted by: rickl at February 01, 2015 12:06 AM (sdi6R) <<< learning the hard way.

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 31, 2015 07:11 PM (OjnNr)

356 No one ever talks about me.
Posted by: Mho


It's because of your backwards behavior.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 07:11 PM (UVfht)

357 The only time in memory that I have had a drawn-blood bite from a dog, was a Chihuahua.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:11 PM (eeTCA)

358 No one ever talks about me. Posted by: Mho at February 01, 2015 12:10 AM (eeTCA) All I ever hear about is Ho Mho.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 31, 2015 07:12 PM (W5DcG)

359 "Protein is protein." Is a dwarf still considerd "long pig".

Posted by: The Donners at January 31, 2015 07:13 PM (2o6Wj)

360 It's because of your backwards behavior ----------------- What are you trying to say?

Posted by: Siemens at January 31, 2015 07:13 PM (eeTCA)

361 Chihuahua again? We had that yesterday! And the day before!

Posted by: eman at January 31, 2015 07:13 PM (MQEz6)

362 262, Donna V - yes, another ciderholic. Samuel Smiths for me, also a good local one is Seattle Dry. Domaine DuPont from France is also good. Comes in a champagne bottle.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 31, 2015 07:13 PM (9tzvc)

363 I absolutely fucking hate the anti-tobacco jihadists. Those totalitarians need to die in a lake of fire.

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 07:14 PM (sdi6R)

364 I had a Golden Retriever who was a wuss. He caught and killed a squirrel once. I swear, he actually strutted around for hours after that, he was so damn proud of himself. "I killed a squirrel. FEAR ME!!" Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest Brittany spaniel little cotton tail rabbit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:14 PM (1FBjV)

365 OK, I can see your point Andycanuck, but doesn't that bring us right back to chicken wings? I mean, come on, how many wings does a chicken have? You get 48 wings to a chicken breast? That means 96 wings to two breasts. With that many wings these critters could circumnavigate the globe.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 07:15 PM (vVSOO)

366 SNL Weekend Update Obama joke:


The set up-

It took President Obama six years to get the economy roaring.


The punchline-

Thats pretty good when you think about the disastrous economic conditions he inherited from George w. Bush. 

Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 07:15 PM (8zCR+)

367 9 I read the content! Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at January 31, 2015 10:13 PM (LbPGR) Of course you are better than us. We bow, we bow indeed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:16 PM (1FBjV)

368 Ok, Cougar is tucked into bed. Time to get to some serious drinking.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 07:17 PM (e+1S5)

369 OK, I can see your point Andycanuck, but doesn't that bring us right back to chicken wings? I mean, come on, how many wings does a chicken have? You get 48 wings to a chicken breast? That means 96 wings to two breasts. With that many wings these critters could circumnavigate the globe. Posted by: Old Blue at February 01, 2015 12:15 AM (vVSOO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FoaomccQJY

Posted by: Science, you cheap whore! at January 31, 2015 07:17 PM (0Ew3K)

370 the Mexican Rolie Polie eating dogs are the precursors of chihuahuas. The eating dog however is quite a bit bigger and has quite a bit more meat on it. They run free range in the village in the exact same way that chickens do. They are not domesticated and are not pets.they can become quite a pest if not kept under control. Puppy soup is very common.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 07:18 PM (XlFLJ)

371 Hmm. Our Shih-Tzu once growled at a plastic bag blowing through the yard, while watching it through the window. That's it. Most aggressive she's ever been.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:18 PM (eeTCA)

372 Posted by: Old Blue at February 01, 2015 12:15 AM (vVSOO) There I said it, I like dark meat.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:18 PM (1FBjV)

373 Posted by: rickl at February 01, 2015 12:14 AM (sdi6R) - we had a few of those zealots in the hr office. knew it was coming but just couldn't believe it (and it is going on almost a year at this point so I should get over it).

Posted by: rich@gmu at January 31, 2015 07:19 PM (OjnNr)

374 WOW, I guess I got banned somehow.  Trying to post a pic of my cat. 

Yeah, I guess that's the new AOS. 

Posted by: Null at January 31, 2015 07:19 PM (xjpRj)

375 367 9 ! I read the content!
Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at January 31, 2015 10:13 PM (LbPGR)
---------
Well of course you did Lindafell! You have the luxury of being in your own time zone, space/time or whatever. You're either five hours ahead or five hours behind all the rest of us, although I'm not sure if you're ahead or behind. As far as I know, you're already over the event horizon. I think. Maybe. I have to go do a bunch on math to make sure. Give me a couple of minutes and I'll get back to you.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 07:20 PM (vVSOO)

376 Okay, not banned, just STUPID (me).

Your Caturday Leela picture for the week.

http://tinyurl.com/m8q3oy2

Yes, she is beautiful, and you will enjoy seeing her. (Guaranteed non-spider content.)

Thanks to everyone.

Posted by: Null at January 31, 2015 07:21 PM (xjpRj)

377 Mmmm, puppy soup. Ate that qujte a few times in korea, boshin-tang. Good for your health soup.

Posted by: fastfreefall at January 31, 2015 07:21 PM (pqOzY)

378 WOW, I guess I got banned somehow. --------------------- * validates Null's 'Village of the Banned' membership card *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:21 PM (eeTCA)

379 368 Ok, Cougar is tucked into bed. Time to get to some serious drinking. Posted by: DC in River City at February 01, 2015 12:17 AM (e+1S5) Slides a National Bohemian down the bar.

Posted by: RWC Team Warthog at January 31, 2015 07:21 PM (zxCGA)

380 >>>WOW, I guess I got banned somehow. Trying to post a pic of my cat. Don't feel bad, ace somehow managed to ban himself for a week or so. Pixy is a fickle god. And I'm pretty sure that was the best week of comments ever, when ace had to post under Open Blogger.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 07:22 PM (e+1S5)

381 Intensite? I thought I stood for currInt

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 31, 2015 07:23 PM (KG0mU)

382 Okay, not banned, just STUPID (me). ----------------- * rescinds Null's VotB membership card *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:23 PM (eeTCA)

383 376 Okay, not banned, just STUPID (me ----------- Calls off parade and demands card back

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:23 PM (1FBjV)

384 376 Yes, she is beautiful, and you will enjoy seeing her. (Guaranteed non-spider content.) Posted by: Null at February 01, 2015 12:21 AM (xjpRj) Aww. She's a cutie.

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 07:23 PM (sdi6R)

385 WOW, I guess I got banned somehow. Trying to post a pic of my cat.

Yeah, I guess that's the new AOS.

Posted by: Null at February 01, 2015 12:19 AM (xjpRj)



I find this new catophobic tone at AOS troubling too.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 07:23 PM (8zCR+)

386 I guess puppies don't has the toughness?

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 31, 2015 07:24 PM (KG0mU)

387 Hey everybody. Have a technical audio question for the horde tonight, but first I need to ask: is there anyone here who knows a lot of stuff about impedance and ohms for headphones and speakers? My question is related.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 07:24 PM (elbY7)

388 MH - Null has been nulled. He's out, finished, over, done, toast.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:24 PM (eeTCA)

389 Posted by: Null at February 01, 2015 12:21 AM (xjpRj) Awww. Good lazy pic as well.

Posted by: RWC Team Warthog at January 31, 2015 07:25 PM (zxCGA)

390 qdpsteve yeah, a little: Bad boys rape our young girls but Violet gives willingly.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 31, 2015 07:25 PM (KG0mU)

391 I absolutely fucking hate the anti-tobacco jihadists. Those totalitarians need to die in a lake of fire. Posted by: rickl Someone should start up a new Twilight Zone series featuring all SJW memes, all the time. "Imagine a man so obsessed with the idea of people smoking that it causes him to lose his fucking mind ..."

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 07:25 PM (PhCVa)

392 Have a technical audio question for the horde tonight, but first I need to ask: is there anyone here who knows a lot of stuff about impedance and ohms for headphones and speakers? My question is related. Posted by: qdpsteve -------------- Define 'a lot'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:26 PM (eeTCA)

393 >>>Slides a National Bohemian down the bar. Ugh. Now I have I real dilemma. I like the taste of Boh, and I have this personal policy of never turning down free booze. But there's no such thing as a free lunch (or beer)... And I'm not sure explosive diarrhea is on my addenda for tomorrow. Still and all....free beer. And my favorite restaurant ever is in the shadow of the Boh tower in Baltimore.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 07:26 PM (e+1S5)

394 388 MH - Null has been nulled. He's out, finished, over, done, toast. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 01, 2015 12:24 AM (eeTCA) He's nil to me.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:26 PM (1FBjV)

395 My cat is so awesome she rescinds bans. 

Guess she's good for something.

Also--wish me luck, horde.  Trading in Death Car for Unaffordable Car.

Posted by: Null at January 31, 2015 07:26 PM (xjpRj)

396 I am the World of Null-A.  I am Van Vogt to the tenths!

Posted by: Null at January 31, 2015 07:28 PM (xjpRj)

397 qdpsteve - We're waiting....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:28 PM (eeTCA)

398 rickl - Rush always brings up a great point which is, if everyone stopped smoking who would fund childrens disease treatment?

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 07:28 PM (R5HRU)

399 Steve ask away. It will work or you'll be deaf

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:28 PM (1FBjV)

400 Death car? How could you possibly want to let go of something like that?

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 31, 2015 07:29 PM (KG0mU)

401 OK Null, she's a cutie. But not as cute as our bone headed cat. Did you know that dog owners have dogs, but cats have staff? According to our cat, we could be replaced by undocumented replacements from south of the border who are willing to do what us norte americanos won't do for our cat God? She is very demanding.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 07:29 PM (vVSOO)

402 just like you feed the homeless to the hungry, you sell the incurable to raise money for the curable.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 07:29 PM (XlFLJ)

403 As a bass player I stick to 8 ohm speakers. OHMMMMMM!

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 07:30 PM (JgC5a)

404 I'm confused by the Derp Kitty pic. Is he actually holding his tail?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 07:30 PM (PhCVa)

405 Oh, and all this talk of puppy soup... That's pretty dark. Dark! Like dark meat!! Get it?

Posted by: repeating the joke at January 31, 2015 07:30 PM (KG0mU)

406 396 I am the World of Null-A. I am Van Vogt to the tenths! Posted by: Null at February 01, 2015 12:28 AM (xjpRj) I can't hear you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:30 PM (1FBjV)

407 Have a technical audio question for the horde tonight, but first I need to ask: is there anyone here who knows a lot of stuff about impedance and ohms for headphones and speakers? My question is related. Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 12:24 AM (elbY7) I have raised 7 teenagers. I consider myself an expert on impudence.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 31, 2015 07:31 PM (2o6Wj)

408 Johnny and Mike, tell ya what, here's the question. I have a sound card driver in my PC than can handle audiophile headphones up to 600 ohms. I also have a good Bose pair of computer speakers plugged into it, which probably use up no more than 40 or so ohms. So... if I then plug my audiophile headphones into the plug that's *built into the Bose speakers,* am I somehow hurting the headphones performance?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 07:31 PM (elbY7)

409 steve Kroft likes dark meat.

Posted by: OG CELTIC-AMERICAN at January 31, 2015 07:31 PM (XlFLJ)

410 @ JohnnyBoy - well, I want my Death to be something scheduled.  As the old saying goes, "I'd like to die in my sleep, like Grandpa--not screaming and crying like the people in his car."

Posted by: Null at January 31, 2015 07:31 PM (xjpRj)

411 No no berger. ImpEdance. Which supposedly is resistivity to electric current. I think. Kinda. I dunno.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 07:32 PM (elbY7)

412 Maybe media isn't interested because we aren't having. 900+ killed 5000 permanently emailed in any one calandra year Or maybe niw nit us just really old really bad news. That so many foresaw as what our future would look like

Posted by: Tighter at January 31, 2015 07:34 PM (zMVRT)

413 MH, LOL. I'm also frustrated because it turns out it's just about impossible for a PC sound card to send audio to both your speakers and your headphones at the same time. Makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 07:34 PM (elbY7)

414 BC, you're talking about surgical sterilization? I wnt through that. Here are a few pointers. She'll be groggy when you pick her up, from the anesthesia. Be patient. You'll probably have to drive. Be gracious, she just had surgery, you can relax the rules for the trip home. When she gets home, she won't want to make dinner. If you let her go to the bedroom instead of the kitchen, you'll probably have to make sandwiches. She'll probably be pretty limp in the sack that night. Don't expect the usual enthusiasm. You may get some weak ass excuses for a couple of days. "Oh, the vibration from the vacuum hurts my gut". Be understanding, but firm. No reason you should have to live in a pig sty. Your sex life shouldn't change much. I've heard that she may enjoy it more freed from worry over pregnancy, but really, who cares about that? Good luck!

Posted by: Manly Man at January 31, 2015 07:34 PM (+fNrM)

415 An Ohm is a measure of resistance between two conductors when a current of one volt is applied.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 07:35 PM (JgC5a)

416 Rush always brings up a great point which is, if everyone stopped smoking who would fund childrens disease treatment? Posted by: thathalfrican ------------- A better point, every study in the UK and U.S.A. has shown that should all smokers stop smoking, their extended lives and attendant long-term medical care cost would drive up the cost of healthcare.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:35 PM (eeTCA)

417 I'm probably going to regret this.... Alright Horde, question/advice... I'm facing the fact that I can't put off getting snipped much longer. Who's got experience here? What was your experience? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 11:30 PM No experience, it wasn't an issue, just LMAO...I thought you were referring to getting circumcised as an adult male. Ok, I'm going for another drink. I'm not quite stupid enough.

Posted by: Farmer at January 31, 2015 07:36 PM (o/90i)

418 Null I love that! So it's you're grandpas's car? A sound card has an output that has a pretty tiny signal. To run a loudspeaker system, you need to have some type of amplifier between your sound card and your speakers. Headphones are high impedance (300 or 50 ohms) Loudspeakers are low (4 or 8 ohms) If you can get loud, clear music from your speakers, yer doin' it right, don't worry.

Posted by: repeating the joke at January 31, 2015 07:36 PM (KG0mU)

419 A better point, every study in the UK and U.S.A. has shown that should all smokers stop smoking, their extended lives and attendant long-term medical care cost would drive up the cost of healthcare. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 01, 2015 12:35 AM (eeTCA) We'll fix that...

Posted by: Liverpool Care Pathway at January 31, 2015 07:36 PM (0Ew3K)

420 An Ohm is a measure of resistance between two conductors when a current of one volt is applied. Posted by: navybrat -------------------- You're gonna need another factor...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:36 PM (eeTCA)

421 An Ohm is a measure of resistance between two conductors when a current of one volt is applied. Posted by: navybrat -------------------- You're gonna need another factor...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:36 PM (eeTCA)

422 I have a sound card driver in my PC than can handle audiophile headphones up to 600 ohms. I also have a good Bose pair of computer speakers plugged into it, which probably use up no more than 40 or so ohms.

So... if I then plug my audiophile headphones into the plug that's *built into the Bose speakers,* am I somehow hurting the headphones performance?

 

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 12:31 AM

 

 

How's it sound?

Posted by: otho at January 31, 2015 07:37 PM (tBSrv)

423 I've done a bunch of fake book covers.  I should totally post those in the book thread on Sunday, and say "Hey here are some vintage sci-fi things that are really free and OOOH too late they were pulled."

Because I've had a bunch of beers and that sounds funny to folks who have had a bunch of beers.  I mean, how many times can you watch The X-Files, really.

Posted by: Null at January 31, 2015 07:38 PM (xjpRj)

424 which is similar to what I wrote.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 31, 2015 11:47 PM (RZzX3)




It's actually the same as what you wrote, just different letters to indicate the parameters. I just remember EIR and PIE.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 31, 2015 07:38 PM (6fyGz)

425 413 MH, LOL. I'm also frustrated because it turns out it's just about impossible for a PC sound card to send audio to both your speakers and your headphones at the same time. Makes no sense to me whatsoever. Posted by: qdpsteve at February Buy bigger, stronger kick ass computer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:38 PM (1FBjV)

426 repeating the joke: hmm, sounds good. Okay thanks. Actually I looked it up and my sound card supposedly contains a high-powered amplifier. Says it can handle headphones up to 600 ohms. The headphones I want to get are 300 ohms. Which I guess only means that they're power-conserving. Maybe. Kinda. Sort of. I'm sooo confused. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 07:39 PM (elbY7)

427 408 Johnny and Mike, tell ya what, here's the question.

I have a sound card driver in my PC than can handle audiophile headphones up to 600 ohms. I also have a good Bose pair of computer speakers plugged into it, which probably use up no more than 40 or so ohms.

So... if I then plug my audiophile headphones into the plug that's *built into the Bose speakers,* am I somehow hurting the headphones performance?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 12:31 AM (elbY7)



OK -- to start with, ohms are a measure of resistance. They effectively indicate how much of the current is being turned into another form of energy -- either sound or heat. It actually takes more current to drive speakers to desired sound levels if they are rated at low ohms.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 07:39 PM (T1005)

428 Which produces a voltage of one ampere, in the absence of any other electromotive force.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 07:39 PM (JgC5a)

429 >>>No experience, it wasn't an issue, just LMAO...I thought you were referring to getting circumcised as an adult male. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had to read it twice. I'll drink with you, T. Wine? Shot?

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 07:40 PM (e+1S5)

430 Steve, it's been a while since I've had to deal with those kind of numbers. Ohms are a measure of resistance. The headphones are showing more resistance than the speakers. I would expect clipping on the headphones on the speaker jack if not more weirdness, only because the sound output on the speaker jack designed for less resistance.  YMMV

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 07:40 PM (vVSOO)

431 Some loudspeakers come with built-in amplifiers. Those you can plug into a sound card. Think of the sound card like any other source you would have to plug into a stereo amp and speakers. A sound card puts out about as much power as a tuner or a cd player by itself. (not much)

Posted by: sock fails galore at January 31, 2015 07:40 PM (KG0mU)

432 I have a sound card driver in my PC than can handle audiophile headphones up to 600 ohms. I also have a good Bose pair of computer speakers plugged into it, which probably use up no more than 40 or so ohms. So... if I then plug my audiophile headphones into the plug that's *built into the Bose speakers,* am I somehow hurting the headphones performance? Posted by: qdpsteve ----------------------------- Whatever you do, you will not hurt the headphone's performance. Worse case, you will not be able to achieve the sound level that you might desire, but the audio quality will not be affected. If there is audible distortion, then you are using more power than the amplifier(s) can deliver.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:41 PM (eeTCA)

433 Which produces a voltage of one ampere, in the absence of any other electromotive force. Posted by: navybrat ------------------ You're getting warmer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:42 PM (eeTCA)

434 ...I thought you were referring to getting circumcised as an adult male. Posted by: Farmer at February 01, 2015 12:36 AM And I blame this on Joos here! Always talkin that Joos talk that can't let Iran & Obama suck each other off.

Posted by: Farmer at January 31, 2015 07:43 PM (o/90i)

435 "I'm also frustrated because it turns out it's just about impossible for a PC sound card to send audio to both your speakers and your headphones at the same time." A simple Y splitter comes to mind.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 07:43 PM (JgC5a)

436 I'll drink with you, T. Wine? Shot? Posted by: DC in River City at February 01, 2015 12:40 AM Sure, I've a tequila here. You make the toast.

Posted by: Farmer at January 31, 2015 07:44 PM (o/90i)

437 sock fails galore, the Bose speakers are definitely powered.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 07:44 PM (elbY7)

438 432 I have a sound card driver in my PC than can handle audiophile headphones up to 600 ohms. I also have a good Bose pair of computer speakers plugged into it, which probably use up no more than 40 or so ohms.

So... if I then plug my audiophile headphones into the plug that's *built into the Bose speakers,* am I somehow hurting the headphones performance?
Posted by: qdpsteve
-----------------------------

Whatever you do, you will not hurt the headphone's performance. Worse case, you will not be able to achieve the sound level that you might desire, but the audio quality will not be affected. If there is audible distortion, then you are using more power than the amplifier(s) can deliver.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 01, 2015 12:41 AM (eeTCA)



You will hurt the headphone's performance, but probably not in a very perceptible way. If the signal is reamplified in the speaker, you'll lose some S/N and gain distortions from the amplifier (minimal).

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 07:45 PM (T1005)

439 "You're getting warmer." Geez, your drunk tests are hard....

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 07:45 PM (JgC5a)

440 Every connection adds noise.  Plug the headphones into the card.  Which is probably a PIA because your PC slots are in the back.

For my test PC, I rip the various front panel connections to the rear and run them backwards.  It's stupid, but Ive never been able to convince a box maker to build me a PC with power and air flow at the rear and card slots, panel connectors, switches, and drives in the front.  There was one model of Dell (IIRC) several years ago that had a square motherboard that you rotate, rewire, pop out the front grill and get to the slots - but there was no structure to keep things stable.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2015 07:45 PM (ztOda)

441 A simple Y splitter comes to mind. Posted by: navybrat ---------------- That. An in-line volume control for the headphones is a good idea also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:45 PM (eeTCA)

442 navybrat, only problem is that Y splitters tend to bring down performance. At least, according to everything I've read. But, maybe not enough to be actually hearable. I don't know.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 07:45 PM (elbY7)

443 Ladyhawke!!!! I LOVE that movie! ...Was also gladdened by the sight of Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone!

Posted by: RKae at January 31, 2015 07:46 PM (Nsl5R)

444 I'm hoping that sharks will develop land skills and learn to speak, because they'll be an awesome ruling class and we can easily learn their language.  I mean, we'd better, right?

Posted by: Null at January 31, 2015 07:46 PM (xjpRj)

445 A better point, every study in the UK and U.S.A. has shown that should all smokers stop smoking, their extended lives and attendant long-term medical care cost would drive up the cost of healthcare. Posted by: Mike Hammer If you like your 02 bottle, your lung surgery you can keep it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:46 PM (1FBjV)

446 If it's a sound card that drives speakers than it should have two types of outputs. One you can plug your headphones into and one (or a pair maybe) to drive high power to your speakers. The only reason headphone manufacturers specify impedance is so you can match impedance with a source. It doesn't have anything to do with how much it can "handle." I hope I have completely muddied this up for you. You're welcome.

Posted by: BackToJohnnyBoy at January 31, 2015 07:47 PM (KG0mU)

447 435 "I'm also frustrated because it turns out it's just about impossible for a PC sound card to send audio to both your speakers and your headphones at the same time."

A simple Y splitter comes to mind.

Posted by: navybrat at February 01, 2015 12:43 AM (JgC5a)



Won't work -- both have radically different means of turning current into sound -- you'll likely end-up blowing out the headphones before the speakers do more than whisper.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 07:47 PM (T1005)

448 It is all about "signal to noise" ratio. Start with a clean signal, amplify post signal.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 07:47 PM (JgC5a)

449 "You're getting warmer." Geez, your drunk tests are hard.... Posted by: navybra ------------- Nah..., you just haven't tied up the loose ends. 1 Volt across 1 ohm will result in 1 Ampere of current .

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:47 PM (eeTCA)

450 Y splitter with attenuator, then.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 07:48 PM (JgC5a)

451 Because I've had a bunch of beers and that sounds funny to folks who have had a bunch of beers. I mean, how many times can you watch The X-Files, really.

Posted by: Null at February 01, 2015 12:38 AM (xjpRj)



I never watched the X-files but I have seen Gillian Anderson in The Fall on Netfix, and I can say she is still getting it done.

Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 07:48 PM (8zCR+)

452 did i miss shots?

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 07:48 PM (R5HRU)

453 435 "I'm also frustrated because it turns out it's just about impossible for a PC sound card to send audio to both your speakers and your headphones at the same time."
-------
Ummmm.... Why are you trying to do that? If you're listening to speakers why do you need to listen to headphones? If you're listening to headphones, why do you need to have sound coming out of your speakers? A conundrum, yes?

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 07:48 PM (vVSOO)

454 Y-splitter then. Only $2.95 at Fryes or $25.95 at Radio Shack.

Posted by: BackToJohnnyBoy at January 31, 2015 07:49 PM (KG0mU)

455 I absolutely fucking hate the anti-tobacco jihadists. Those totalitarians need to die in a lake of fire. Posted by: rickl at February 01, 2015 12:14 AM (sdi6R) I was on a metal cruise last week. The vast amount of passengers (3000-3500) were European, with Germany and probably Sweden having the most numbers there. It was around 70 countries worth of people. There was a fuck ton of smokers, even in the bands. Singers who smoked, drummers who smoked, you name it. The fucking boat must have had a smoke cloud following it. Nobody said shit, if there were non smokers you sure didn't hear a peep out of them. I smoked more than usual there myself. I'm not sure wtf the leftist read about us verses them, but I saw a lot of beefed up euro smokers there, no healthier or thinner than the americans, that's for sure.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 07:49 PM (FMbng)

456 Won't work -- both have radically different means of turning current into sound -- you'll likely end-up blowing out the headphones before the speakers do more than whisper. Posted by: cthulhu -------------------------- I'm pretty sure that I mentioned an in-line level control for the headphones.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:50 PM (eeTCA)

457 PCs, as much as I'm loath to admit, are only a mediocre environment for sound.

They aren't designed for high-quality audio. Period. That's why the high-end rigs are expensive; those companies have taken the time and expense to lock down, remediate, and correct the problems of audio on a PC.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 07:50 PM (PhCVa)

458 >>>Sure, I've a tequila here. You make the toast. Tequila doesn't mix with wine, so it's GM for me. *ahem* Here's to a long life, and a merry one a petty girl, and an honest one a quick death, and an easy one A cold beer, and another one. Slainte!

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 07:50 PM (e+1S5)

459 qdpsteve, I am concerned about your ears. You're not listening to those heavy heathen beats now, are ye'

Posted by: Governor Nanny at January 31, 2015 07:50 PM (KG0mU)

460 Here is what I use at home: Tannoy Elite X Bose headphones. I can use either or both, or none. Everything goes thru a pre amp which controls the levels for the various output devices.

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2015 07:52 PM (JgC5a)

461 455 I absolutely fucking hate the anti-tobacco jihadists. Those totalitarians need to die in a lake of fire. Posted by: rickl at February 01, 2015 12:14 AM (sdi6R) Agreed and im a former smoker

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 07:53 PM (1FBjV)

462 We still alive?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 07:53 PM (GEICT)

463 How about a simple solution? An outboard selector switch for Heaphones/Speakers. Even at that, an in-line level control for the headphones is a good idea.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:53 PM (eeTCA)

464 BC - Barely

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:54 PM (eeTCA)

465 WTF??? Did I get cursed??? Karma??? I went down Tuesday night with some gastreointetinal thingy, watery bowels from hell until Thursday. Then just very weak and queasy. Then today I threw up some, very little, I did eat, now I'm 110% sure my right ear is infected. Fluid must have gotten into it while throwing up. Did I mention I had my PRP Shot series on Monday in my hands and knees and then had my monthly womanly visitor come on Wednesday? I've spent my time in the bathroom, in bed, washing sheets & bedding, plus getting the kids up and ready & to school & picked up and trying to keep them feed. And my husband is mad at me cause ..............I'm sick??????? WTF?????????? Plus side I've dropped almost 10 lbs.........

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at January 31, 2015 07:54 PM (LbPGR)

466 MH - I hear that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 07:55 PM (GEICT)

467 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 01, 2015 12:53 AM (GEICT) Wanna take a shot? I missed the last round.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 07:55 PM (R5HRU)

468 DC, which restaurant? Something on Brewers Hill? I like Nacho Mamas in that neck of the woods.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 31, 2015 07:55 PM (7TK5d)

469 Plus side I've dropped almost 10 lbs.........

Posted by: lindafell


Holy shit, lady. How are you still alive?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 07:57 PM (PhCVa)

470 Damn, Linda. * ceases to whine and complain about petty shit *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:57 PM (eeTCA)

471 Domaine DuPont from France is also good. Comes in a champagne bottle. Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 01, 2015 12:13 AM (9tzvc) I've read that one is good - but I can't seem to locate any French ciders around here. Only English ones. I'd like to try a sparkling one, all I've had are the still ciders.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 07:57 PM (+XMAD)

472 Wanna take a shot? I missed the last round. Posted by: thathalfrican at February 01, 2015 12:55 AM (R5HRU) Sorry buddy, I'm down for the evening. In bed barely awake.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 31, 2015 07:57 PM (GEICT)

473 Everybody, thanks for the ideas, answers and thoughts. Mike and others, there's such a thing as a 'headphone amp/DAC' that I think is also a sound card/amplifier, but many of them contain more than one plug-in. So supposedly I could plug this into my computer's sound card, then run both my speakers and headphones from it. Maybe that's the answer. Kinda/sorta a powered 'Y' like others mentioned. The headphones I want to get do *not* have their own volume control BTW.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 07:58 PM (elbY7)

474 416 A better point, every study in the UK and U.S.A. has shown that should all smokers stop smoking, their extended lives and attendant long-term medical care cost would drive up the cost of healthcare. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 01, 2015 12:35 AM (eeTCA) And if all that sweet, sweet tax revenue disappeared, whatever would the government do? I know! Tax e-cigs at the same rate as regular cigarettes. Also ban vaping in public. This proves that it has nothing whatsoever to do with public health, and everything to do with controlling behavior and extracting taxes. If the government was really concerned with public health, they would be offering incentives for smokers to switch to e-cigs. That is not happening. The government seems to believe it has the right to punish anybody who uses nicotine in any form whatsoever. I must have missed that clause in the Constitution. "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ~ C. S. Lewis

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 07:58 PM (sdi6R)

475 Linda - Lawzy Miss Linda. Easy for me to say, but try to get as much rest as you can..., and STAY HYDRATED.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 07:59 PM (eeTCA)

476 osted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 01, 2015 12:57 AM (GEICT) All good I'll take one in your honor then.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 31, 2015 07:59 PM (R5HRU)

477 Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at February 01, 2015 12:54 AM (LbPGR) Good God, linda, please get checked out if you still feel terrible tomorrow. That sounds serious.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 07:59 PM (+XMAD)

478 And I want to be able to run both headphones and speakers, *not* so I can listen to both at the same time, but just so I can listen to one and then the other without having to pull out my computer all the time to switch out plugs and cords.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 07:59 PM (elbY7)

479 Friends may come
And friends may go
And friends may
Peter out, you know.
But we'll be friends
Through thick and thin
Peter out, or Peter in!
Mazal Tov!
Have a good night Horde!
I'm off to Lala land!

Posted by: Old Blue at January 31, 2015 07:59 PM (vVSOO)

480 I'm still in bed, my earache woke me up. It's too soon for me to take an antianflamitory because of the PRP. I handed stuff but I don't really want to take it in my condition. I DO have a full cycle of antibiotitic that accidentally got sent to two pharmacies and got double filled though.. Very temping.....

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at January 31, 2015 07:59 PM (LbPGR)

481 qdpsteve - http://tinyurl.com/oq5vdg3

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 08:00 PM (eeTCA)

482 I was on a metal cruise last week. The vast amount of passengers (3000-3500) were European, with Germany and probably Sweden having the most numbers there. It was around 70 countries worth of people. There was a fuck ton of smokers, even in the bands. Singers who smoked, drummers who smoked, you name it. The fucking boat must have had a smoke cloud following it. Nobody said shit, if there were non smokers you sure didn't hear a peep out of them. I smoked more than usual there myself. I'm not sure wtf the leftist read about us verses them, but I saw a lot of beefed up euro smokers there, no healthier or thinner than the americans, that's for sure.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 01, 2015 12:49 AM (FMbng)



But I thought Europeans were so much more sophisticated than backward inbred Americans. Are you sure they weren't just smoking marihuana joints? 

Posted by: cm9000 at January 31, 2015 08:01 PM (8zCR+)

483 Here's to a long life, and a merry one a petty girl, and an honest one a quick death, and an easy one A cold beer, and another one. Slainte! Posted by: DC in River City at February 01, 2015 12:50 AM TY for that. I'm putting that in keepers file. Be well DC.

Posted by: Farmer at January 31, 2015 08:01 PM (o/90i)

484 Waaay late. Night all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 31, 2015 08:02 PM (eeTCA)

485 Linda good God girl you get well soon. Anything we can do?.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 08:02 PM (1FBjV)

486 I meant I have harder stuff like tramadol, etc.

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at January 31, 2015 08:02 PM (LbPGR)

487 Nite Hammer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 08:03 PM (1FBjV)

488 Maybe that's the answer. Kinda/sorta a powered 'Y' like others mentioned. The headphones I want to get do *not* have their own volume control BTW.

Posted by: qdpsteve


Last I checked into the market, Turtle Beach was still making 'pro-sumer' items to bridge the gap. I know they make external sound cards with some controls.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 08:03 PM (PhCVa)

489 I've been staying hydrated. I could lose the ten but any more would be iffy. Mostly trying to rest. Can you make my husband understand I'm not just being lazy. I guess he's getting a small taste of what I do. The house was clean and stocked.

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at January 31, 2015 08:07 PM (LbPGR)

490 >>>The government seems to believe it has the right to punish anybody who uses nicotine in any form whatsoever. I must have missed that clause in the Constitution. Emancipation Proclamation The precursor of the executive order

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 08:07 PM (1FBjV)

491 How about a simple solution? An outboard selector switch for Heaphones/Speakers. Even at that, an in-line level control for the headphones is a good idea. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 01, 2015 12:53 AM (eeTCA) That's how mine is set up. I have 5.1 surround system on my PC, and the volume and bass control for it sits on the desk and has a headphone jack in it. I can control the headphone volume by opening up a sound mixer window.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 08:07 PM (FMbng)

492 On my way from work there's a doggie daycare place called Barks N Rec!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2015 10:23 PM (L6/+u)



There's a boarding kennel by that name in Carsland, Alberta, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 08:07 PM (upitO)

493 I just killed my own rather pedantic post on AC impedance in audio circuits vs DC resistance because
 
1) qdpsteve just wants to rock out without getting an EE degree

2) nobody likes a pedant, and

c) I don't do that stuff for a living.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 08:08 PM (UVfht)

494 Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at February 01 Have him read your posts. Or I can come down there and kick his ass

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 08:09 PM (1FBjV)

495 490 >>>The government seems to believe it has the right to punish anybody who uses nicotine in any form whatsoever. Except for Obama who chomps on Nicorette gum at overseas functions like a cow chewing cud.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 08:10 PM (+XMAD)

496 Can you make my husband understand I'm not just being lazy. I guess he's getting a small taste of what I do. The house was clean and stocked.

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone


Oh, hug'ya until yer eyes pop out, but you know we can't do that.

Me? I love a clean house. Guys just have a different tolerance level for what is acceptable and/or work. And I'm a weirdo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 08:10 PM (PhCVa)

497 >>>DC, which restaurant? Something on Brewers Hill? I like Nacho Mamas in that neck of the woods. Hubcap margaritas nom nom nom. I was referring to Jacks Bistro and Of Love and Regret. Guiness braised filet at Jacks, with jalapeño grits. Damn now I kinda miss the PRMD.

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 08:11 PM (e+1S5)

498 I'm still in bed, my earache woke me up. It's too soon for me to take an antianflamitory because of the PRP. I handed stuff but I don't really want to take it in my condition. I DO have a full cycle of antibiotitic that accidentally got sent to two pharmacies and got double filled though.. Very temping.....

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at February 01, 2015 12:59 AM (LbPGR)


Something that I have found useful for ear infections in the past is to take the internal antibiotic, but then to also apply an external antibiotic (e.g. Neosporin) on the outside, via a Q-tip inserted carefully down the ear canal.

Hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: CQD at January 31, 2015 08:12 PM (2dzsA)

499 And I want to be able to run both headphones and speakers, *not* so I can listen to both at the same time, but just so I can listen to one and then the other without having to pull out my computer all the time to switch out plugs and cords. Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 12:59 AM (elbY7) PCs usually have both speaker and headphone jacks. Even the pos I had in the 90s was like that. Are we talking a regular pc here?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 08:14 PM (FMbng)

500 I can think of a reason that a band would not want their music associated with a Republican. My husband's band played for Magpul's "Farewell to high-capacity magazine-banning Colorado" event. Now they are being investigated by the Colorado Department of Labor. Supposedly, even though the guys are independent contractors and not employees of the band, the state thinks they are employees and therefore owe back unemployment taxes. The state is going to spend more on man-hours on this stupid witch hunt than they could ever hope to recoup, not to mention the time and energy they are stealing from the guys making them fill out endless forms. Anyway, doing things that bring your band to the attention of the anti-right state bureaucracy might be better avoided.

Posted by: Mindy at January 31, 2015 08:14 PM (81V/7)

501 Got into a stupid online fight with a leftist earlier this evening. He said that if the minimum wage becomes $15. a hour, Americans will have plenty of jobs and "imports" (his word) will leave the country. I said, "Oh, really? How does that work? Jose is going to say, "I got a raise. Now I make $15. an hour so I think I'd quit my job and head back to Mexico, where I don't have a job and if I do get on, I'll make much less." His response was to vomit out a bunch of insults. I said, "OK, now answer my question. How, exactly will that work?" Again, a volley of "Racist! Palin! Faux News! Stupid Christianist!" etc. etc. And that's what I find frightening about them. I couldn't care less what he calls me - I care that they can't fashion an argument, can't debate, can't answer the opposition's points - ALL they can do is scream and hurl insults. How can you possibly have a civil society when one side can do nothing but scream and emote? You can't.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 08:19 PM (+XMAD)

502 Berserker, I've got both headphone and speaker jacks on my sound card. BUT if you plug one in, the other won't work. Plug into the headphone jack first and run some audio? Speaker jack doesn't work. Plug into the speaker jack first and run some audio? Headphone jack won't work.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 08:20 PM (elbY7)

503 One last shot glass sitting in front of me. I guess now's a good time, *ahem* Drink this shot Fuck you That's why. Slainte!

Posted by: DC in River City [/i][/b][/s] at January 31, 2015 08:20 PM (e+1S5)

504 Steve good luck with the headphone issue,. DC leave some drinks for tomorrow Morons good nite & be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 31, 2015 08:21 PM (4ka5+)

505 Linda, that sounds awful! I've always had good luck using garlic to combat ear infections, but I'm not sure how that would set with your digestive troubles. Hope your husband comes to his senses!

Posted by: Mindy at January 31, 2015 08:21 PM (81V/7)

506 I've been staying hydrated. I could lose the ten but any more would be iffy. Mostly trying to rest. Can you make my husband understand I'm not just being lazy. I guess he's getting a small taste of what I do. The house was clean and stocked. Hope you feel well soon. We've had similar issues here, on both sides. Now just waiting for the 3-6, 8-10, 10-12 snow predictions to come to fruition. But I'm sure they can predict global warming for years in advance.

Posted by: Farmer at January 31, 2015 08:22 PM (o/90i)

507 How do you apply garlic for an earache Mindy?

Posted by: fastfreefall at January 31, 2015 08:23 PM (pqOzY)

508 Linda, is your husband one of those people who never gets sick? I had a boyfriend once who was basically as strong and healthy as an ox - and had very little compassion or understanding when others fell ill, because he never did.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 08:23 PM (+XMAD)

509 Mindy, Wait until your IRS audit!!! That's only a half joke IYKWIMAITYD. Not a facist govt indeed/sarc/. Interesting, it tried to autocorrect facist to racist, hmmmmm.

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at January 31, 2015 08:26 PM (LbPGR)

510 I had an insight about trannies today. I was at an estate sale, here in the SF Bay Area. Browsing around the main living room where the estate sale people had put out all the old lady's jewelry, Hummel figurines, her husband's bowling trophies, old clothing -- the usual. So it was a typical estate sale and suddenly a voice pierces the murmur, "Girl-bitch, I am an aristocrat! You know you just want to give me this hat!" I turn to look and some kind of oddball transvestite person is trying to get the elderly estate-sale organizer to give away one of the old lady's church hats. The transvestite, as far as I could tell, started life male, grew up into a rather short man, but had modest-sized breast implants, was wearing over-the-top stage makeup, but had a pencil-mustache, and was dressed like a Tom of Finland sailor, but with a wig. Overall, a kind of tranny mess. "$25" said the estate-sale lady, her expression unchanged. "Bitch are you crazy? I deserve this hat. Whateverrrrrrrr. $25 is nothing to me. I'm a fucking millionaire." The tranny then snaps his/her fingers and does a little sassy head maneuver. "Here's $30, queenie. Keep the change. Because I'm just like that. Karma, bitches!" This is the kind of typical tranny attitude around here - imperious, smug, mocking, insulting, "performative," theatrical, sneering, bitchy. With self-esteem so high it can't be measured. In short: assholish. It dawned on me that, this being the Bay Area, people didn't hate trannies out of blind bigotry, or discomfort with sexual deviance, or any of the standard rationalizations the left comes up with to explain why people tend to want to punch trannies in the mouth. No, people hate trannies because trannies tend to act like bitches. On purpose. As an act, in public. Trannies like to rile people up, and win schoolyard insult contests. And they desperately want to be the center of attention, even if it's negative attention. No one at the estate sale was some stuck-up puritanical Christian who hate trannies for being "transgressive." Yet I got the sense that everyone there did indeed hate that tranny for the reason that most people hate trannies: they tend to be assholes. They try to make themselves hatable. The public's general discomfort with trannies (I'm talkin' real-world trannies, not fake trannies in films and on TV, where they're alway kind and quirky) is based on repeated experiences like this one at the estate sale. It's not about sex -- it's about having an unpleasant personality disorder.

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2015 08:27 PM (K4YiS)

511 Berserker, I've got both headphone and speaker jacks on my sound card. BUT if you plug one in, the other won't work. Plug into the headphone jack first and run some audio? Speaker jack doesn't work. Plug into the speaker jack first and run some audio? Headphone jack won't work. Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 01:20 AM (elbY7) Ok I see. Mine is that way too, which is probably normal really, because the whole point of headphones is to cut out the speaker sound so you alone can hear without disturbing anybody else. Why would you want both at the same time?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 08:27 PM (FMbng)

512 Berserker, I've got both headphone and speaker jacks on my sound card. BUT if you plug one in, the other won't work. Plug into the headphone jack first and run some audio? Speaker jack doesn't work. Plug into the speaker jack first and run some audio? Headphone jack won't work. Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 01:20 AM (elbY7) Ok I see. Mine is that way too, which is probably normal really, because the whole point of headphones is to cut out the speaker sound so you alone can hear without disturbing anybody else. Why would you want both at the same time?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 08:27 PM (FMbng)

513 Fastfreefall, I take garlic and parsley oil gel caps. Clears up ear or sinus infections and acne breakouts. Makes you smell like Italian food.

Posted by: Mindy at January 31, 2015 08:27 PM (81V/7)

514 513. The smell scares the germs away. (I actually love garlic, so it doesn't bother me.)

Posted by: Mindy at January 31, 2015 08:29 PM (81V/7)

515 I can think of a reason that a band would not want their music associated with a Republican.

My husband's band played for Magpul's "Farewell to high-capacity magazine-banning Colorado" event. Now they are being investigated by the Colorado Department of Labor. Supposedly, even though the guys are independent contractors and not employees of the band, the state thinks they are employees and therefore owe back unemployment taxes. The state is going to spend more on man-hours on this stupid witch hunt than they could ever hope to recoup, not to mention the time and energy they are stealing from the guys making them fill out endless forms.

Anyway, doing things that bring your band to the attention of the anti-right state bureaucracy might be better avoided.

Posted by: Mindy at February 01, 2015 01:14 AM (81V/7)



Frankly this sounds like the lunatic ravings of a far-right fringe obsessed with fantasies of a repressive Government.



Posted by: Lois Lerner at January 31, 2015 08:30 PM (8zCR+)

516 Yes Donna, that's him. Although I just told him about the ear infection so we'll see. It's the one of two things he's fallen to since I've known him. He's had the flu twice and 3 ear infections in 16 years. It's the ear infections that lay him low though.

Posted by: lindafell in her own time zone at January 31, 2015 08:31 PM (LbPGR)

517 1 ohm is the resistance which produces a current of 1 ampere when a voltage of 1 volt is applied.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 31, 2015 08:32 PM (6fyGz)

518 Berserker, I want to be able to listen to one and then the other without having to switch out plugs and cords behind my computer. *Not* listen to both at the same time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 08:33 PM (elbY7)

519 Sorry for the late reply, I was putting my laundry in to wash and cleaning my guns.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 31, 2015 08:33 PM (6fyGz)

520 But seriously everyone, your information is helpful. :-) Thanks, thanks, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 08:33 PM (elbY7)

521 Makes you smell like Italian food. NTTAWWT. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 08:34 PM (elbY7)

522 Zombie, that's typical behavior? It's a wonder people who are regularly subjected to that could be so sure that those who don't like it are bigots.

Posted by: Mindy at January 31, 2015 08:36 PM (81V/7)

523 510 "Bitch are you crazy? I deserve this hat. Whateverrrrrrrr. Posted by: zombie at February 01, 2015 01:27 AM (K4YiS) He/she/it should have been punched in the nose for calling the estate sale organizer a "bitch".

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 08:38 PM (sdi6R)

524 Hey right-wing fascist bigots you do know how crazy your Government persecution complex is, right?

Posted by: Lois Lerner at January 31, 2015 08:40 PM (8zCR+)

525 Posted by: zombie at February 01, 2015 01:27 AM (K4YiS) I had a very similiar experience, zombie. Years ago, I was invited to a Halloween party in DC. I threw together a cat women outfit - and, as a final touch wore a mink stoll which had been my mother's. It was once of those odd '50's stolls with the entire friggin bodies on it - heads, little claws, a clasp which was formed by one mink "biting" the tail of another. I can't tell you how fascinated I was by this string of dead animals my mother wore around her neck to church every week. I thought it was the perfect, rather ghoulish touch for Halloween. The party was near DC's Gay Central, Dupont Circle and as I was walking to it, two obvious trannies stopped in front of me and DEMANDED that stoll. "I have to have that! That is divine! I'll give you $20 - no $30 - for it!" I really didn't want to sell it to them, not because I was planning on wearing it that much, but because my mom had recently died, it was something she owned, something that I had liked as a kid and I wanted to hang onto it. They kept bantering with me, and at first it was funny, but then they got bitchy. Because they HAD to have it. Finally, I said, "Fuck you, I'm not selling it" and went around them. They said something back but I don't remember what it was. But yeah - bitchy entitlement.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 08:40 PM (+XMAD)

526 522 Zombie, that's typical behavior? It's a wonder people who are regularly subjected to that could be so sure that those who don't like it are bigots. Posted by: Mindy Well, trannies are not that common -- even here in Tranny Central, USA - but on those rare occasions one encounters them, that kind of behavior crops up much more often that it crops up with any other kind of human being. It's like all of life is a snarky stage show for them.

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2015 08:41 PM (K4YiS)

527 Berserker, I want to be able to listen to one and then the other without having to switch out plugs and cords behind my computer. *Not* listen to both at the same time. Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 01:33 AM (elbY7) Ahh, so its an access thing. Ok, one thing you can try is to get an 1/8" plug extension cord, which is the size of pc headphone jacks. Plug the sucker into the sound card, and run the female end up to your desk and just let it sit there. When you want to plug in headphones just plug it into the cord and you're done. Now, the only thing I wonder about is if having an actual jack plugged into the headphone jack of soundcard is enough to kill the speaker end even though there isn't a load on it, as in when there is no headphones attached. If that's the case then an extension isn't going to solve anything. I'm not sure what turns off the speakers, the load of the headphones, or activating the jack. Like I said earlier, I have a surround system on my pc, because asshole me needs volume to keep up with the frigging 100 watt tube guitar amp I use as a practice amp next to the pc, so my surround has a volume control on the desk with a headphone jack in it. I'm surprised your PC don't have a front mounted headphone jack.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 08:43 PM (FMbng)

528 1 ohm is the resistance which produces a current of 1 ampere when a voltage of 1 volt is applied. It's a law we can live with.

Posted by: Georg Simon Ohm at January 31, 2015 08:46 PM (W5DcG)

529 He/she/it should have been punched in the nose for calling the estate sale organizer a "bitch". Posted by: rickl The fallback justification for this is that it "was all in fun," just a "joke," and so on. But it is in reality always on the knife-edge of joke/not-joke. They say snide things to people hoping they can "get away with it," and if someone instead calls them out, the trannies accuse them of "not having a sense of humor." My insight was that trannies do in fact end up becoming "the victims of violence" from "transphobic bigots" because those trannies go out of their way to indeed infuriate those around them. "Misunderstandings" abound when someone is trying to play with people's heads.

Posted by: zombie at January 31, 2015 08:47 PM (K4YiS)

530
518 Berserker, I want to be able to listen to one and then the other without having to switch out plugs and cords behind my computer. *Not* listen to both at the same time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 01:33 AM (elbY7)


In windows you can change the audio output in control panel -- without plugging or unplugging anything.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 31, 2015 08:48 PM (RcpcZ)

531 You right-wing racist nut-jobs are so paranoid you think the Government is out to get you.

Posted by: Lois Lerner at January 31, 2015 08:50 PM (8zCR+)

532 Berserker, everybody provided good advice, but I think you just won the cookie. That's obviously the easiest and least expensive solution to the problem. Thanks!!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 08:50 PM (elbY7)

533 Ed Anger: tried that too. Maybe I'm missing something but couldn't figure out how to do that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 08:51 PM (elbY7)

534 Well, trannies are not that common -- even here in Tranny Central, USA - but on those rare occasions one encounters them, that kind of behavior crops up much more often that it crops up with any other kind of human being. It's like all of life is a snarky stage show for them. Posted by: zombie at February 01, 2015 01:41 AM (K4YiS) Outside of the Vegas strip, I've only met one tranny. I met him at a party the year before and he was dressed as a man. Soft voiced and definitely not an alpha. At the next years party I noticed he was dressed as a girl and trying to act like a girl. I didn't think of "H8" or even disgust. I just had a sense of bemusement and though "this is just an imitation..."

Posted by: The Cis-Hat at January 31, 2015 08:52 PM (0Ew3K)

535 Berserker: oh by the way, my computer *does* have a front-mounted headphone jack. BUT, it completely stopped working when I switched from onboard audio to my Sound Blaster sound card. Now I have to plug stuff directly into the card to get sound. It *does* sound a lot better, however.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 08:53 PM (elbY7)

536 It's a law we can live with. Posted by: Georg Simon Ohm Fuck you ooll, okay?

Posted by: Michael Faraday [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 08:55 PM (PhCVa)

537 Berserker, everybody provided good advice, but I think you just won the cookie. That's obviously the easiest and least expensive solution to the problem. Thanks!!! :-) Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 01:50 AM (elbY7) I just read up a bunch of posts. Your bose speakers HAVE a headphone jack on them? If that's the case you're done. I have JBLs on the desk that have a headphone jack in them and it works fine that way. I use those speakers with my guitar port, which is an interface for plugging the guitar into for when I want to record, and this way I have guitar coming only out of the JBLs, which leaves my surround speakers for just music. The headphone jack on the JBLs works perfect, if you have a jack on those Bose speakers you're golden, just use that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 08:56 PM (FMbng)

538 Good night, horde!

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands & not bitter at all over the Super Bowl. No really, honest.) at January 31, 2015 08:56 PM (+XMAD)

539 Fuck you ooll, okay?

Posted by: Michael Faraday at February 01, 2015 01:55 AM (PhCVa)




No need to get all charged up about it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 31, 2015 08:57 PM (6fyGz)

540
533 Ed Anger: tried that too. Maybe I'm missing something but couldn't figure out how to do that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 01:51 AM (elbY7)


Left click:

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound

Click on the green letters. You can set your default audio output there, too.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 31, 2015 08:58 PM (RcpcZ)

541 I have a sound card driver in my PC than can handle audiophile headphones up to 600 ohms. I also have a good Bose pair of computer speakers plugged into it, which probably use up no more than 40 or so ohms.

So... if I then plug my audiophile headphones into the plug that's *built into the Bose speakers,* am I somehow hurting the headphones performance?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 12:31 AM (elbY7)



You aren't "using up" the ohms. What you normally want to do is "match impedance". Meaning the impedance of the source is equal to the impedance of the load. And impedance =/= DC resistance. Impedance is the vector sum (IIRC) of DC resistance, inductive reactance, and capacitive reactance, at a specified frequency. You can (in fact, must) impedance-match transmitting antennas and transmission lines, too. Bad things happen if you fail to do so, as in the magic smoke gets out.



Rule of thumb: when it comes to low-power audio, you can connect a high-impedance load, like 600 ohm headphones, to a low-impedance source, say an 8-ohm amplifier, and it will sound good, as long as the amp also sees an 8-ohm load. The amp in a computer sound card doesn't put out much, and probably doesn't need to see an 8-ohm load to work. If you do the converse, and connect an 8-ohm speaker to a 600-ohm source, you will be lucky to hear anything at all. You have basically just shorted out your amp.



Your Bose speakers probably contain their own amp, so the computer's sound card won't "see" any impedance mismatch between the phones and the amp in the speaker system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 08:59 PM (upitO)

542 Ed, I'll give it another try, thanks. Berserker, that could also be the entire solution. Thanks yet again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 08:59 PM (elbY7)

543 AOP, also thanks!! Yeah, sounds good.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:01 PM (elbY7)

544 *waves hands about*

Posted by: Alessandro Volta [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 09:02 PM (PhCVa)

545 Berserker, that could also be the entire solution. Thanks yet again. Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 01:59 AM (elbY7) That IS the solution, the headphone jack is there for that reason. Shit speakers may not have that jack, but good ones do.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 09:02 PM (FMbng)

546 I'm also frustrated because it turns out it's just about impossible for a PC sound card to send audio to both your speakers and your headphones at the same time. Makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 12:34 AM (elbY7)



Heh, that's a gimmee. The headphone jack on the front panel of the PC disconnects the speakers. Goes to back to the early days of radio. Rationale being that if you want to listen privately with headphones, you don't need the speaker blaring, too. Just about every radio ever sold with both a speaker and a headphone jack is wired that way.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 09:05 PM (upitO)

547 AOP: right, but you'd think today they could design the hardware/software so that both the headphones and speakers would work, but both could have their own output controls. People stuck in old modes of thinking IMHO. But then I'm willing to admit I'm a weirdo about some of this stuff. I'd rather have so many features I'll never use them all, than need a feature that's not there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:09 PM (elbY7)

548 Outside of the Vegas strip, I've only met one tranny. I met him at a party the year before and he was dressed as a man. Soft voiced and definitely not an alpha. At the next years party I noticed he was dressed as a girl and trying to act like a girl. I met a tranny once at a bar. I turned my back and he (fuck this He/she shit) licked my neck. I turned and looked him in the eye and said "You're going to have to go a lot fucking further that that to offend me". He went off to bother someone else. I'm convinced that 90% of what they do is just to get a rise out of someone else. A childish "Oooh, he reacted to me! That validates my existence!" impulse.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 31, 2015 09:10 PM (WvS3w)

549 In case anyone cares, the fiancee and I went to see the Stanford Savoyards production of "Yeomen of the Guard". It was well-done. Bay-area morons of an English-comic bent would would be encouraged to see it -- they still have tomorrow and next weekend.



I hadn't previously seen this one, though the fiancee had when she was in Ireland on a business trip. Unfortunately, she was inexperienced with G+S at the time, jetlagged, stressed, the costumes were more like street clothes, and all the lines were delivered with a significant Irish accent.....so she watched this production and experienced a series of revelations.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 09:11 PM (T1005)

550 AOP: right, but you'd think today they could design the hardware/software so that both the headphones and speakers would work, but both could have their own output controls. Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 02:09 AM (elbY7) Might need to sound-cards for something like that, though...

Posted by: The Sounding Hat at January 31, 2015 09:11 PM (0Ew3K)

551 Hat, read up on that. Two sound cards is a solution, and they're not that expensive; you can get good ones nowadays for around $40. BUT... then I read that they and their software can conflict, get tied up in knots together and cause whole new problems with your PC. SIGH. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:12 PM (elbY7)

552 qdpsteve:

I didn't know you had a jack on your headphones. Windows might not be able to recognize something connected to it -- though it should.

High ohm headphones are made to handle high watt amplifiers without burning out. They'll work just fine with your computer because computers don't crank out lots of watts. You don't need a high watt amp to drive them. They are just able to handle a high watt amp without frying.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 31, 2015 09:15 PM (RcpcZ)

553 Just use the headphone jack on the Bose speakers, that's why they put it there. That's how they solve the whole problem. When you stick in a sound card like a sound blaster card it will kill your regular front mounted headphone jack, because you aren't using your onboard sound anymore, and usually a person gets decent speakers when using a sound blaster card, so to have your cake and eat it too they add the headphone jack on the speakers.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 09:15 PM (FMbng)

554 Berserker, true. You've convinced me. Thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:16 PM (elbY7)

555 Ed, right. That's the impression I'm getting: ohms are a capacity measurement, not a usage measurement. I admit I've never been good with topics re electrical current. It all always seems to whiz over my head.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:17 PM (elbY7)

556 I had a coworker who was hired while dressing as a woman and talked about looking at gender reassignment surgery. Within a couple of months he was back to dressing as a man. I still harbor suspicions that the problem was an inability to handle the stressors in his life that led him to act out that way. It's a mental illness, and we shouldn't be pretending that it's normal or healthy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 31, 2015 09:18 PM (10ydV)

557 I use headphones plugged into the speakers.

Posted by: otho at January 31, 2015 09:19 PM (tBSrv)

558 What makes me feel better is, I've read even electricians can get confused about current sometimes. For instance, I've heard it's tricky to work with 220v fixtures.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:19 PM (elbY7)

559 qdpsteve:

If you're trying to drive two audio outputs at the same time, Berserker has your solution. Windows control panel (as far as I can figure) won't let you send audio to two devices at the same time.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 31, 2015 09:20 PM (RcpcZ)

560 Ed, right. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:21 PM (elbY7)

561 555 Ed, right. That's the impression I'm getting: ohms are a capacity measurement, not a usage measurement.

I admit I've never been good with topics re electrical current. It all always seems to whiz over my head.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 02:17 AM (elbY7)



Ohms are a measure of resistance. It's the amount of energy you're running through the pipe that is converted into some other form of energy. In the case of speakers, it can either come out as sound or waste (heat). Capacity is the amount of energy you're running through the pipe.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 09:22 PM (T1005)

562 This is like a fricking Seinfeld episode, what with the parallel tranny/headphone plot themes.

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2015 09:24 PM (sdi6R)

563 Fuck you ooll, okay?
Posted by: Michael Faraday


Who let you out of your cage?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 31, 2015 09:25 PM (UVfht)

564 rickl, LOL. :-) Too bad I don't have any RuPaul CDs...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:27 PM (elbY7)

565 Might need to sound-cards for something like that, though... Posted by: The Sounding Hat 551 Hat, read up on that. Two sound cards is a solution, and they're not that expensive; SIGH. :-) Posted by: qdpsteve So fucking sigh.

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 09:28 PM (PhCVa)

566 weft-cut, didn't you read the rest of that? ;-) I admit I'm looking for the easiest, lowest-cost solution. Berserker has had 'em so far.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:29 PM (elbY7)

567 I admit I'm looking for the easiest, lowest-cost solution. Berserker has had 'em so far. Posted by: qdpsteve The output, what kind of fidelity are you looking for?

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 09:32 PM (PhCVa)

568 Night all. Here is "Spectrelight" by Mastodon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lplPUP1bH4A

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 31, 2015 09:32 PM (0Ew3K)

569 weft-cut, a pair of Sennheiser headphones. Generally high quality. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:33 PM (elbY7)

570 Trust me, I have been through the mill with PC sound because of all the guitar related shit I saddle the pc up with. That guitar port thing I have plugs into the pc with a USB cord. The guitar gets plugged into the guitar port with the regular 1/4" guitar cord. That allows the PC to process the signal from the guitar through this software I have that has about 20 different amp models, which simulate different guitar amps, along with a shitload of different guitar speakers. The port itself will allow the guitar to come out of the regular PC speakers IF you make the port the default sound card, but the problem there is if you do that you will need to use the volume control on the port to control ALL the music volume on the pc. To work around that I plug the JBLs into the port's headphone jack that will run the separate JBL speakers for the guitar, and then keep my PC sound card to control just the music as intended, which keeps the port controlling just the guitar signal. Yeah, I know PC sound hookups from hell. I got more wires hanging out of my PC than a 90 year old getting a heart transplant.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 09:35 PM (FMbng)

571 weft-cut, a pair of Sennheiser headphones. Generally high quality. :-) Posted by: qdpsteve Yes, have a stack of the senny R260s on my 'to do list' . Turns out, I'm really bad at soldering.

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 09:37 PM (PhCVa)

572 Just in case any cobs are on the thread-- Can you guyses stop posting story teases that end up being links to : 1. Twitter , where you must log in to read the story 2. WSJ, where you must log in to read the story 3. Facebook, where you must log in to read the story That is all. Thank you.

Posted by: New Phone at January 31, 2015 09:37 PM (aTZRs)

573 weft-cut, I admit I'm a snob. I'm dreaming of the Sennheiser HD650 headphones. ;-) Will probably be some months before I can save the money. Or maybe I'll just go nuts and get a payment plan at zZounds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:40 PM (elbY7)

574 Having said that, many moons ago I had a pair of AKG K240s and thought they sounded wonderful. They're $99 these days, which I think is less than they were back in the 80s. I could just go with those too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:41 PM (elbY7)

575 572 Just in case any cobs are on the thread-- Can you guyses stop posting story teases that end up being links to :
1. Twitter , where you must log in to read the story
2. WSJ, where you must log in to read the story
3. Facebook, where you must log in to read the story

That is all. Thank you.

Posted by: New Phone at February 01, 2015 02:37 AM (aTZRs)



Place isn't here. Email it in, or just quietly despair.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 09:41 PM (T1005)

576 I do stupid shit with headphones, like get up and try to walk away with them still on my head. probably why I have other speakers plugged into some of the headphone jacks I have.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 09:42 PM (FMbng)

577 Berserker, have you tried (or do you use) a Focusrite (or other brand of) USB audio interface?? Was thinking about getting one of those too eventually, for use in post-video production sound.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:43 PM (elbY7)

578 Berserker, LOL. Probably what I really need are some wireless headphones.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:44 PM (elbY7)

579 Ed, right. That's the impression I'm getting: ohms are a capacity measurement, not a usage measurement.

I admit I've never been good with topics re electrical current. It all always seems to whiz over my head.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 02:17 AM (elbY7)



Nope, ohms (in this case impedance) is not a measurement of capacity. Use that word in the context of anything electronic, and you are talking about capacitors, the value of which is normally quoted in micro/pico/nano-farads.



Resistance is the measure of the property of a circuit element to impede the flow of electric current. DC current, AC current, doesn't matter, in the strictest sense.



Reactance is the measure of the property of a circuit element to impede the flow of alternating current at a given frequency. Reactance of capacitors is inversely related to frequency; reactance of inductors, i.e. coils of wire, like the guts of a speaker or headphones, is directly related to frequency. Measure the resistance of the voice coil of an 8-ohm speaker with a common multimeter using DC, and you might see only 0.2 ohm. The other 7.8 ohms is inductive reactance at whatever audio frequency is used to rate the product.



Impedance is the sum of DC resistance, inductive reactance, and capacitive reactance, and it's a vector quantity, because, reasons. (heh)  For the piddly power involved in PC sound cards, the worst result of an impedance mismatch is going to be that it sounds tinny or boomy, or otherwise distorted. Not likely you will hurt anything. Hook a set of 4-ohm speakers to a vacuum tube amp rated for 8-ohm speakers, and crank the volume up, and watch the plates of the output tubes glow cherry red.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 09:44 PM (upitO)

580 Will probably be some months before I can save the money. Or maybe I'll just go nuts and get a payment plan at zZounds. Posted by: qdpsteve if you have time/brain space, find a local electronics group. Offer to trade services for 'hey, what stereo stuff did your dad have??' Amazing stuff sometimes happens.

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 09:45 PM (PhCVa)

581 Berserker, I've got the sound output on my desktop wired out via Firewire through a Focusrite 24/96 box, which means I can send independently adjustable L/R outputs out the back to the monitor speakers (good for mixing) while simultaneously sending a stereo signal out of the headphones jack on the front down to the 10" amp, which functions as a subwoofer because I disconnected the horn a while back. Evening, Horde.

Posted by: Piercello at January 31, 2015 09:45 PM (QJCCx)

582 AOP: uh, okay... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:47 PM (elbY7)

583 Berserker, have you tried (or do you use) a Focusrite (or other brand of) USB audio interface?? Was thinking about getting one of those too eventually, for use in post-video production sound. Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 02:43 AM (elbY7) No not really, the stuff I use is all made for guitar by the same company, so the guitar amp simulation software, the recording software, and the guitar port are all joined at the hip. I'm not sure if any of it will work without the others. that's a whole different level of agony. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 09:48 PM (FMbng)

584 weft-cut, hmmm... thanks. :-) Piercello: a Focusrite 2i2? 2i4?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:48 PM (elbY7)

585 AOP, but yeah, I meant capacity in the classic definition, i.e. "the maximum value at which something can perform." Forgot about capacitors.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:49 PM (elbY7)

586 Steve, I picked up a small focusrite 24x96 box a while back to record high-resolution cello stuff into multi-tracking software, and I've been happy with it.

Posted by: Piercello at January 31, 2015 09:49 PM (QJCCx)

587 Berserker, I've got the sound output on my desktop wired out via Firewire through a Focusrite 24/96 box, which means I can send independently adjustable L/R outputs out the back to the monitor speakers (good for mixing) while simultaneously sending a stereo signal out of the headphones jack on the front down to the 10" amp, which functions as a subwoofer because I disconnected the horn a while back. Evening, Horde. Posted by: Piercello at February 01, 2015 02:45 AM (QJCCx) I can do that if I needed to. There are right and left RCA jacks on my port if I want to get serious.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 09:50 PM (FMbng)

588 focusrite Sapphire pro 24.

Posted by: Piercello at January 31, 2015 09:50 PM (QJCCx)

589 Piercello, it's just that 24x96 makes it sound as if the your box is about as large as a Costco location. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:50 PM (elbY7)

590 oh, there it is. Pictured on Google. Niiice. :-) Looks high-tech.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:51 PM (elbY7)

591 Ohms are a measure of resistance. It's the amount of energy you're running through the pipe that is converted into some other form of energy. In the case of speakers, it can either come out as sound or waste (heat). Capacity is the amount of energy you're running through the pipe.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 01, 2015 02:22 AM (T1005)



The plumbing analogy: voltage is equivalent to pressure;  current is equal to flow rate, and resistance is equivalent to the flow restriction imposed by the pipe. The bigger the pipe (speaking diameter here) the more water will flow through with a given head of water pressure. Mathematically, the treatment is "almost" identical.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 09:52 PM (upitO)

592 qdpsteve, Wing sauces! Which are you going to serve?

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 09:53 PM (PhCVa)

593 AOP, the plumbing analogy makes more sense. Although when I hear something like "resistance" I think in terms of stuff like "how steep is the hill?" or maybe "how stubborn are the kids?" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:53 PM (elbY7)

594 Heh. The box is less than half a rack space, but it will do 24-bit samples at 96kHz, which beats the crap out of CD quality sound (16 bits at 44.1kHz). Had an oboe player once record an audition tape at my place using this setup, and her husband (another musician) couldn't tell whether she was playing or the recording was. It was that accurate.

Posted by: Piercello at January 31, 2015 09:53 PM (QJCCx)

595 weft-cut, on my headphones? None. ;-) On my wings OTOH, still experimenting. :-) At the same time I suppose I could cheat and pick up some bottles of sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:54 PM (elbY7)

596 Piercello, thought you meant it had 24 inputs and 96 outputs. ;-) Remember the days when the Who/Deep Purple etc would set up a huge wall of Hiwatt amps??? ;-) ...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:55 PM (elbY7)

597 Actually, when I gutted and remodeled the family room I ran a shitload of wires in my walls, so I have a jack panel in the wall under the desk that has RCA jacks that go directly to the RCA panel in the back of the stupidly massive entertainment center that I built on the opposite wall, so I could plug the RCA jacks from my port directly into the big surround amp and speakers that runs the TV stuff. Yes, I'm fucking crazy. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 09:55 PM (FMbng)

598 Cheap condenser mics routed through a pair of even cheaper tube pre-amps did the trick nicely. I might have had $150 in all four pieces of equipment. But this was ten years ago now.

Posted by: Piercello at January 31, 2015 09:56 PM (QJCCx)

599 Berserker, how many of your neighbors live within the blast radius? 8-)

Posted by: Piercello at January 31, 2015 09:56 PM (QJCCx)

600 Berserker, you sound perfectly sane to me. ;-) If I had my perfect custom-made home I'd have three stories, a game room AND a movie room... and tons of high-speed ethernet ports, electrical outlets, and high-end video and audio inputs and outputs in the walls everywhere.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:57 PM (elbY7)

601 The plumbing analogy: voltage is equivalent to pressure; current is equal to flow rate, and resistance is equivalent to the flow restriction imposed by the pipe. The bigger the pipe (speaking diameter here) the more water will flow through with a given head of water pressure. Mathematically, the treatment is "almost" identical. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon Stop posting worth-while free stuff! You' re killing Funions!!!!

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 09:58 PM (PhCVa)

602 weft-cut, do what I do. Eat Bugles instead. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 09:59 PM (elbY7)

603 AOP, but yeah, I meant capacity in the classic definition, i.e. "the maximum value at which something can perform."

Forgot about capacitors.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 02:49 AM (elbY7)



But impedance doesn't mean that. In this context, impedance is just a number that we should try to match in order that the source (amplifier) is coupled most effectively to the load (speaker or headphones). You could put a harness on a Chihuahua and hitch it up to the Budweiser wagon, and that wagon ain't going anywhere.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 10:02 PM (upitO)

604 AOP, thanks for that clarification. I'm just a dum-dum about electricity. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 10:02 PM (elbY7)

605 Eat Bugles instead. ;-) Posted by: qdpsteve Munches Sneider's Pretzel Hammer Fuck.

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 10:03 PM (PhCVa)

606 Ask a que,. earn a derp. dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 10:04 PM (PhCVa)

607 If I said all of this electrical talk was Greek to me, would that count as a bad pun?

Posted by: Piercello at January 31, 2015 10:09 PM (QJCCx)

608 Berserker, how many of your neighbors live within the blast radius? 8-) Posted by: Piercello at February 01, 2015 02:56 AM (QJCCx) I only have one neighbor on one side. The PC stuff isn't the problem. The actual guitar amps are, there are a lot of them, because I am thee typical asshole old school metal guitar player that used to use guitar amps as wall paper, and I still have it all, so I had to point it away from the neighbor, because he did complain one day.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 10:09 PM (FMbng)

609 AOP, thanks for that clarification.

I'm just a dum-dum about electricity. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 03:02 AM (elbY7)



Just remember that in electricity, and in other technical areas, too, for that matter, common English words may have specialized and restricted meanings. Think "term of art".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 10:09 PM (upitO)

610 Piercello, Greek would make it *easier* for me. To my ears it all sounds more like Swahili. Anyway everyone, thanks the the chat, help, and information, and a special shout-out to Berserker for providing THE solution as well as to AOP for at least trying to educate me about that weird stuff that comes out of those weird four-eyed hole thingies in the wall. Have a great Sunday everybody. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 31, 2015 10:11 PM (elbY7)

611 If I had my perfect custom-made home I'd have three stories, a game room AND a movie room... and tons of high-speed ethernet ports, electrical outlets, and high-end video and audio inputs and outputs in the walls everywhere.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 01, 2015 02:57 AM (elbY7)


And if I had my perfect custom-made home it would have just as much square footage as yours, but all on one level, and only two steps to get out into the back yard (that last part is for the dogs).

Posted by: CQD at January 31, 2015 10:11 PM (2dzsA)

612 Heh. Speaking of terms of art, mention dum-dum on the gun thread, and it has a whole different meaning. And it also has a meaning in the auto-body trade.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 10:12 PM (upitO)

613 591 Ohms are a measure of resistance. It's the amount of
energy you're running through the pipe that is converted into some
other form of energy. In the case of speakers, it can either come out as
sound or waste (heat). Capacity is the amount of energy you're running
through the pipe.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 01, 2015 02:22 AM (T1005)


The plumbing analogy: voltage is equivalent to pressure; current is equal to flow rate, and resistance is equivalent to the flow restriction imposed by the pipe. The bigger the pipe (speaking diameter here) the more water will flow through with a given head of water pressure. Mathematically, the treatment is "almost" identical.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 01, 2015 02:52 AM (upitO)



That's how my gramps 'splained it to me.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 10:13 PM (T1005)

614 I am thee typical asshole old school metal guitar player that used to use guitar amps as wall paper, and I still have it all, so I had to point it away from the neighbor, because he did complain one day. Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Stupid question; you invited the neighbors for jam sessions and/ or their humble nodding ?

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 10:13 PM (PhCVa)

615 Stupid question; you invited the neighbors for jam sessions and/ or their humble nodding ? Posted by: weft cut-looop at February 01, 2015 03:13 AM (PhCVa) No, I had a musician friend visit from the UK, and he had the brain storm of wanting to daisy chain a bunch of Marshall amp stacks together because he figured when would he get the chance. It was fucking loud, and after midnight, like 1am maybe. I think we got up to about 6 amps and 12 4x12 cabs, so the neighbor got hammered with 600 watts going through 48 12" speakers. Yeah, he was pissed. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 10:19 PM (FMbng)

616 A song from today's operetta (though a very different production) -- http://tinyurl.com/nscgjh3

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 10:22 PM (T1005)

617 >>>600 watts going through 48 12" speakers<<< Cannot. Stop. Laughing. I'm gonna go practice, sans amp. Night all.

Posted by: Piercello at January 31, 2015 10:24 PM (QJCCx)

618 Marshall amp stacks together because he figured when would he get the chance. It was fucking loud, and after midnight, like 1am maybe. I think we got up to about 6 amps and 12 4x12 cabs, so the neighbor got hammered with 600 watts going through 48 12" speakers. Yeah, he was pissed. lol Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division Ah, neighbors vs. random assholes ' o the internets. not the strangest of decisions.

Posted by: weft cut-looop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 10:25 PM (PhCVa)

619 Ack! If somebody has inner blog access please delete the post I put up on the main blog (polonium stuff). It was supposed to be on the sidebar and I can't get rid of it now.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at January 31, 2015 10:27 PM (h53OH)

620 I'm not random. I am very focused.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 10:28 PM (upitO)

621 Hey horde. Tonight, prior to midnight, I bought the six things on my Amazon wishlist. As of Feb. 1, all my Amazon purchases will be taxed at 6 plus % because Amazon opened a distribution center in Illinois. Awesome. I'm still not sure if this applies to streaming movies and ebooks.

Posted by: Dollar Store Sock at January 31, 2015 10:32 PM (nETJ3)

622 Another bit -- a song, different production -- http://tinyurl.com/n8nxd6d

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 10:33 PM (T1005)

623 I'm not random. I am very focused. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon Do you try to help the serious stereotypes of Gandhi and or civil rights and or big plays and or the thing that people think ?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 10:33 PM (PhCVa)

624 I am focused on randomness ... does that count ?

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 10:34 PM (P+IZm)

625 Ace of Spades Lifestyle: http://abcn.ws/1Lx4N3Q "A Zamboni driver was arrested for allegedly driving the large, resurfacing machine while impaired at a North Dakota hockey rink, police said today. At a high school girls' hockey game in Fargo Friday, some spectators noticed the Zamboni driver exhibiting "erratic behavior" between the first and second period, according to Jim Larson, the director of finance and human resources for Fargo Parks, which runs the rink."

Posted by: Ernst Blofeld at January 31, 2015 10:35 PM (Awb+1)

626 Just in case any cobs are on the thread-- Can you guyses stop posting story teases that end up being links to : 1. Twitter , where you must log in to read the story 2. WSJ, where you must log in to read the story 3. Facebook, where you must log in to read the story That is all. Thank you. Posted by: New Phone at February 01, 2015 02:37 AM (aTZRs) Oh, you must not have gotten the memo. Go to Ace.Mu.Nu and log in, we'll tell you the whole story.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 31, 2015 10:36 PM (WvS3w)

627 like 1am maybe. I think we got up to about 6 amps and 12 4x12 cabs, so the neighbor got hammered with 600 watts going through 48 12" speakers. Yeah, he was pissed. lol Posted by: Berserker The recording cabinet, mayhaps.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 10:37 PM (PhCVa)

628 Do you try to help the serious stereotypes of Gandhi and or civil rights and or big plays and or the thing that people think ?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 01, 2015 03:33 AM (PhCVa)



Put enough Vaseline on the lens, and squint a little, and you can convince yourself that Gandhi in a loincloth is Ursula Andress in a bikini.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 10:38 PM (upitO)

629 Put enough Vaseline on the lens, and squint a little, and you can convince yourself that Gandhi in a loincloth is Ursula Andress in a bikini. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon Aarm just here to get fined.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at January 31, 2015 10:40 PM (PhCVa)

630 Put enough Vaseline on the lens, and squint a little, and you can convince yourself that Gandhi in a loincloth is Ursula Andress in a bikini. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 01, 2015 03:38 AM (upitO) that's a lot of fucking squinting. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 10:41 PM (FMbng)

631 Put enough Vaseline on the lens, and squint a little, and you can convince yourself that Gandhi in a loincloth is Ursula Andress in a bikini. Maybe you Canadians can ... while canning ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 10:45 PM (P+IZm)

632
A nice bit from Yeomen..... http://tinyurl.com/lsg3wpp -- again, not the same production I just saw live this afternoon.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 10:47 PM (T1005)

633 Well, I am off to bed. Another day of welding awaits me tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 31, 2015 10:48 PM (upitO)

634 Happy welding ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 10:53 PM (P+IZm)

635 http://tinyurl.com/lsg3wpp ah ... G & S ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 10:54 PM (P+IZm)

636 Hey Kids

Posted by: jc at January 31, 2015 10:59 PM (iRJ+A)

637 Hey, jc ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 11:03 PM (P+IZm)

638 OK, so you've probably figured out I'm a G+S fan.....so let's kick out the jammies.....http://tinyurl.com/osn693v

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 11:03 PM (T1005)

639 Who's gonna make me a sammich? I need some pinewood derby ideas. I got first place in the ladies division last time, but I need to win overall,

Posted by: Infidel at January 31, 2015 11:09 PM (PP90u)

640 637 Hey, jc ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 04:03 AM (P+IZm)


====

so, this problem you've been having with the concept of sequence --- have you managed to identify the cause yet?

Posted by: jc at January 31, 2015 11:09 PM (iRJ+A)

641 http://tinyurl.com/osn693v sang it in HIgh School ... albeit lower cost production values ... : -))))

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 11:10 PM (P+IZm)

642 I need some pinewood derby ideas. I got first place in the ladies division last time, but I need to win overall,

Posted by: Infidel at February 01, 2015 04:09 AM (PP90u)


=====

step 1)   find a way to cheat.



step 2)   cheat

Posted by: jc at January 31, 2015 11:13 PM (iRJ+A)

643 so, this problem you've been having with the concept of sequence --- have you managed to identify the cause yet? We Have !!! Next raid, we're going to separate into Smocking and Non-smoking sections and separate them with little curtains that only the stewardess can walk through....

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 11:14 PM (P+IZm)

644 jc, wouldn't be prudent. Need to win fair and square.

Posted by: Infidel at January 31, 2015 11:20 PM (PP90u)

645
We Have !!! Next raid, we're going to separate into Smocking and Non-smoking sections and separate them with little curtains that only the stewardess can walk through....

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 04:14 AM (P+IZm)


======

it is so nice to see people with a good plan.   so do the people in the smocking section have to wear smocks or is an occasional tunic allowed?

Posted by: jc at January 31, 2015 11:20 PM (iRJ+A)

646 644 jc, wouldn't be prudent. Need to win fair and square.

Posted by: Infidel at February 01, 2015 04:20 AM (PP90u)


====

well that certainly cuts down on the options.

Posted by: jc at January 31, 2015 11:21 PM (iRJ+A)

647 More G+S weirdness -- http://tinyurl.com/kvg69me

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 11:22 PM (T1005)

648 641 http://tinyurl.com/osn693v

sang it in HIgh School ... albeit lower cost production values ...
: -))))

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 04:10 AM (P+IZm)



Which were you?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 11:26 PM (T1005)

649 I need some pinewood derby ideas. I got first place in the ladies division last time, but I need to win overall, Posted by: Infidel at February 01, 2015 04:09 AM (PP90u) Both me and my brother completely slaughtered the competition in 2 separate years in the pinewood. We did 3 things. One was make the car at the max allowed weight, and made sure it was perfectly balanced from front to back. then we polished the stupid nail axles they give you where the wheels ride, we used a fine sandpaper until the surface was polished. Then the last thing was graphite powder on the axles and spun the wheels a bunch of times to work it in and then added some more. The following year the scumbags disqualified my brother because they said his car was too heavy. My father at the time had a deli and had a few accurate scales we used to weigh the car, it was nuts on. We ran the car up to the local deli and had them weigh it after he was disqualified to check the weight and it was perfect. We wasted the competition so bad with our methods that the butt hurt scoutmaster son who was tired of getting beaten 2 years in a row probably cried to daddy. No fucking way was that car overweight.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 31, 2015 11:29 PM (FMbng)

650 Does anyone really give a rat's ass about the Dropkick Murphy's and their predictably silly politics? If Walker, Cruz or any other hated un-pc monster needs a cool anthem they should just pick out their favorite Ramone's song and go with it; that would piss off all the right people and Johnny Ramone would spooge in his grave!

Posted by: rian at January 31, 2015 11:30 PM (HPnCc)

651 Thanks Berserker, did you use sand paper for the axels? I have the graphite. I want to beat this hag so bad.

Posted by: Infidel at January 31, 2015 11:37 PM (PP90u)

652 http://tinyurl.com/pckv77x



In short, whoever you may be, To this conclusion you'll agree, When every one is somebodee, Then no one's anybody!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 11:38 PM (T1005)

653 ======it is so nice to see people with a good plan. so do the people in the smocking section have to wear smocks or is an occasional tunic allowed? Tunics are only allowed in Tunisia ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 11:38 PM (P+IZm)

654 Which were you? just chorus....

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 11:41 PM (P+IZm)

655 649 I need some pinewood derby ideas. I got first place in the ladies division last time, but I need to win overall,

Posted by: Infidel at February 01, 2015 04:09 AM (PP90u)


Both me and my brother completely slaughtered the competition in 2 separate years in the pinewood. We did 3 things. One was make the car at the max allowed weight, and made sure it was perfectly balanced from front to back. then we polished the stupid nail axles they give you where the wheels ride, we used a fine sandpaper until the surface was polished. Then the last thing was graphite powder on the axles and spun the wheels a bunch of times to work it in and then added some more. The following year the scumbags disqualified my brother because they said his car was too heavy. My father at the time had a deli and had a few accurate scales we used to weigh the car, it was nuts on. We ran the car up to the local deli and had them weigh it after he was disqualified to check the weight and it was perfect. We wasted the competition so bad with our methods that the butt hurt scoutmaster son who was tired of getting beaten 2 years in a row probably cried to daddy. No fucking way was that car overweight.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 01, 2015 04:29 AM (FMbng)



My dad's a Mechanical Engineer who had worked in aerospace. He did more with the car than I did -- but, yes, ultra-polishing the axles and graphite were involved, along with weighting.....and I've got a trophy.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 11:42 PM (T1005)

656 No fucking way was that car overweight. gravitational anomalies ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 11:44 PM (P+IZm)

657 654 Which were you?

just chorus....

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 04:41 AM (P+IZm)



*sigh* I was so waiting for you to be Yum-Yum.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 11:45 PM (T1005)

658 lol, I have a trophy too. What do you polish with? I'm a dummy and a dork. I sat in my truck on my lunch hour sanding on the car.

Posted by: Infidey. l at January 31, 2015 11:47 PM (PP90u)

659 658 lol, I have a trophy too. What do you polish with? I'm a dummy and a dork. I sat in my truck on my lunch hour sanding on the car.

Posted by: Infidey. l at February 01, 2015 04:47 AM (PP90u)



It's in a box. The value that I got out of the experience was watching my dad work.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 31, 2015 11:51 PM (T1005)

660 OK Someone wake up Open Blogger.   NO comments on his post.


Drunk posting, not just for morons!

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2015 11:53 PM (0FSuD)

661 *sigh* I was so waiting for you to be Yum-Yum. the 3 singers we had for "the girls" were actually very good. I thought I was a better singer than the girl who got Katisha ... but she had more chorus classes than I did so ... ah well. of all my regrets, not singing Katisha isn't one of them ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at January 31, 2015 11:57 PM (P+IZm)

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Posted by: Infidel at February 01, 2015 12:05 AM (PP90u)

663 661 *sigh* I was so waiting for you to be Yum-Yum.

the 3 singers we had for "the girls" were actually very good.

I thought I was a better singer than the girl who got Katisha ... but she had more chorus classes than I did so ...

ah well.

of all my regrets, not singing Katisha isn't one of them ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 04:57 AM (P+IZm)



Katisha has a buttload of lines -- it's a high-maintenance character.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 01, 2015 12:05 AM (T1005)

664 My left elbow is admired by connoisseurs everywhere!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 12:09 AM (P+IZm)

665 More Mikado: http://tinyurl.com/n3he9kw

Posted by: cthulhu at February 01, 2015 12:10 AM (T1005)

666 And....?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 01, 2015 12:10 AM (T1005)

667 664 My left elbow is admired by connoisseurs everywhere!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 05:09 AM (P+IZm)



There is a long-standing rule that I believe applies in this circumstance.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 01, 2015 12:11 AM (T1005)

668 yeah ... but around here only pics of pointy elbows are admired by connoisseurs ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 12:16 AM (P+IZm)

669 oh well ... Roses are red, Mikado is fun to sing, Going to bed, I am as the alarm is soon to ring ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 12:20 AM (P+IZm)

670 668 yeah ... but around here only pics of pointy elbows are admired by connoisseurs ...

Posted by: Adriane the Burn First, Pillage Later Critic ... at February 01, 2015 05:16 AM (P+IZm)



Consider me a connoisseur.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 01, 2015 12:29 AM (T1005)

671 Posted by: Infidel at February 01, 2015 05:05 AM (PP90u) --- I had the same weird result when I tried to look at the new post's comments.

Posted by: Baldy at February 01, 2015 12:30 AM (+35FH)

672 Somebody broke the comments on the latest post, I see. This is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 01, 2015 12:39 AM (fL+1V)

673 Can't see 'em either. I guess it's a code. Skynet? Well, off to work in the rain. N.E. 29- Sea. 14. Later friends in box.

Posted by: Eromero at February 01, 2015 12:42 AM (go5uR)

674 Comments on Litvinenko still down. Putin's reach extends even to the AoSHQ!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at February 01, 2015 12:51 AM (KH1sk)

675 Interesting testimony in the Litvinenko polonium murder investigation. Odd that rookie assassins would get polonium poison. No commentski.

Posted by: V. Putin at February 01, 2015 01:03 AM (JdEZJ)

676 commentski. Posted by: V. Putin at February 01, 2015 06:03 AM (JdEZJ) I bet ol' Barry thinks that's the home stadium of the Chicago White Sox.

Posted by: RickZ at February 01, 2015 01:06 AM (1xsU1)

677 "347 The Smith and Wesson Triplelock, predecessor of the M1917 was ordered by the British for WWI in .455 (Webley) caliber. Also, the RCMP used Colt and Smiths in .455 for decades until they switch to semiauto.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at February 01, 2015 12:07 AM (XO6WW)"



During WW I, the British also ordered a lot of Colt and Smith and Wessons in .455 caliber.  The big Webley .455 pistols have chambers that are bored straight through the cylinder.  I am not sure if that is true for the American made .455 revolvers.  Since .455 Webley is not that common in the US, many of the Webley revolvers were modified to use .45 ACP in moon clips after they were sold off as surplus.  The modification consisted of cutting off the rear of the cylinder so that there was room for the rear of the .45 ACP case and moon clip.



The Model 1917 Colt and Smith revolvers that were made for .45 ACP had a shoulder machined in the chambers of the cylinder so that .45 ACP cartridges could be loaded and fired without the moon clips.  However, the .45 ACP cartridges do not have a rim so the revolver ejection mechanism has nothing to grab on to and the individual fired cartridge cases have to be poked out with a stick, a pencil or a cleaning rod.  Because there were so many 1917 revolvers sold as surplus after WW I, ammunition makers produced the .45 Auto Rim cartridge.  It is basically a .45 ACP but with a rim that is thicker than normal so that it functions with the revolver ejector mechanism and also fills up the space between the rear of the cylinder and the frame, keeping the primer where it should be for the firing pin to hit it correctly.



In the 1920s and 1930s, war surplus model 1917s would have been available cheap and so would be a reasonable choice for Indiana Jones.  They were issued to pilots flying air mail.  In the movie, "The Grapes of Wrath", there is a scene where a sheriff's deputy fires a 1917 revolver which hits one of the women standing in the crowd.  The other deputies comment on what a big hole those .45s make.



In the 1930s, Argentina wanted more .45 ACP revolvers for its police force but surplus Model 1917 revolvers were no longer being manufactured.  They put in an order with Smith and Wesson which made a few thousand of them. 

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 01, 2015 01:16 AM (KDbAT)

678 So glad I could be here for the latest Pixy SNAFU. Morning, Glories of the ONT overrun.

Posted by: mindful webworker - truly at February 01, 2015 01:21 AM (rpAqR)

679 I didn't kill the thread, I swear. It was that treatise by Obnoxious A-Hole. Clogged the blog,.

Posted by: mindful webworker - who, me? at February 01, 2015 01:31 AM (rpAqR)

680 619 Ack! If somebody has inner blog access please delete the post I put up on the main blog (polonium stuff). It was supposed to be on the sidebar and I can't get rid of it now. Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 01, 2015 03:27 AM Are there offenses too big for the barrel? Oh, an good morning citizen morons.

Posted by: olddog in mo [/i] [/s] [/b] [/u] at February 01, 2015 01:31 AM (6MqSe)

681 I deflated the polonium post.

Posted by: Tom Brady at February 01, 2015 01:35 AM (dmepw)

682 Hey! Defellating posts is my job!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 01, 2015 01:41 AM (dmepw)

683 /off socks

I'll be here all week.
Please tip your servers.


Posted by: Ian Galt at February 01, 2015 01:42 AM (dmepw)

684 I was there at the end, the last day, of the AoS blog. It was ignominious. Ended with a whimper. Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.

Posted by: mindful webworker - trapped in limbo at February 01, 2015 01:46 AM (U76Nz)

685 Last!

Posted by: freaked at February 01, 2015 02:08 AM (JdEZJ)

686 First

Posted by: spoiler at February 01, 2015 02:13 AM (Ae09I)

687 Next! Forty-five degrees F right now. Warmest it's going to be all day. Drops from here to fifteen this time tomorrow. Oh, joy. Back to the long juans. It's like it was February or something.

Posted by: mindful webworker - trapped in limbo at February 01, 2015 02:15 AM (U76Nz)

688 686 First Posted by: spoiler at February 01, 2015 07:13 AM (Ae09I) 687 Next Fine. Not last. Sunday morning. Bacon and waffles on the agenda.

Posted by: freaked at February 01, 2015 02:20 AM (JdEZJ)

689 I wonder if the last post was assassinated with polonium.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at February 01, 2015 02:21 AM (9Px7d)

690 Sads

Posted by: Broken at February 01, 2015 02:28 AM (Ae09I)

691 I hate to be a party pooper but a sword fight to the death, in reality, are always very short things. If you want to see how short they really are watch Olympic fencing. However, to be fair, a swordfight wearing plate mail lasts longer. But in my opinion, that's not really a "sword-fight", it's a contest between two heavily armored people with can-openers going at it.

Posted by: Armed and Larry at February 01, 2015 05:18 AM (5eM3R)

692 I'm not sure if this will help with the audio question, but when I used to play MMOs I used my regular soundcard to run the game's sounds through speakers, and a portable USB soundcard for my one-eared headset to speak with the rest of the group over Ventrilo or ooVoo or some other communication program.

It worked great. I could hear everything I needed to hear, and I never had the sounds "blend" in a way that made them hard to understand, because each separate set of sounds I needed to hear was coming from a separate input.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 01, 2015 08:17 AM (5pg79)

693 #682: What do you mean "DE-fellating"? Sorry, kiddo, but you can't un-suck that dick.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at February 01, 2015 08:21 AM (5pg79)

694 Obama would see Americans in the number one terrorist position!

Posted by: burt at February 02, 2015 08:14 AM (ls8AU)

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