Recent content by PelicanHazard

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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    The past is recorded, but not thrust into view. I've had Facebook friends-of-friends go from gloating about voting for Trump to straight up lying and saying they voted for Clinton once the lunacy of his administration pierced their veil. Yes, there's a record of their lie, but it's not pressed...
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    Mars rover Opportunity - Mission status: Complete

    An incredible mission that lasted 60 times longer than originally planned. Sad to see Opportunity meet its inevitable end. Because critical components required onboard heaters to survive Martian nights. With power knocked out, the heaters aren't working, so even if the panels get blown clear...
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    Lost my wife

    I'm so sorry for your loss.
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    Unveiled: 2019 Ram 1500

    Over the radio, it bears clarifying, since on the scale of things it's not quite as serious an issue as the 2.3L EcoBoost video TC posted in the Ranger thread. Still a lemon, and if you want a chuckle the Bluetooth module failed a couple months after warranty expired. As for this truck, I...
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    Unveiled: 2019 Ford Ranger (for murica)

    I find myself mildly disappointed. Not in the style, I don't mind the international Ranger at all and didn't think it needed much changing for the US (unlike the international Colorado, where the US version is an improvement). But only one engine? I've been waiting to see what Ford did since...
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    I get my spin straight from the tap now, so I don't check here much anymore for that. Given the weather, I'm assuming the usual suspects are dealing with something inconveniently frozen.
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    Just popping by quickly before bed, as I just saw that this is fake news. There is no Teamsters strike, and the conservative blog that started it was being selective in their editing.
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    What I'm getting at is that it's a lot easier to tire out a foreign invader with militias and guerrilla warfare than it is to defeat the home government. Pointing to American independence or Vietnam and saying "see, militias can win against occupiers" in the context of secession is more of an...
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    Eh, yes and no. Grand unifying theories only exist in hard sciences, everything else has exceptions. You could see it as simultaneous insurrections or merely the dissolution of a union that was no longer felt as needed. I guess it depends on whether the constituent peoples considered the other...
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    Both the Kurds and Catalans would be an insurrection if they went for it, and these hypothetical uprisings would be a bit different than... ...these. A foreign power occupying another land is different than an insurrection. In the latter, it's possible to lose the battles yet win the war so...
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    Forza 7 Photo/Video Thread

    Literally unplayable, canceling plans to buy.
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    Good to know your reflex is to excuse current transgressions with past ones. Hillary was never president, so bringing her up is just tipping your hand. But let's also air out the dirty laundry under W with the PATRIOT Act, Reagan's support of civil forfeiture, etc etc; there's enough there to...
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    1] Internet commenters are not party leadership. You yourself say it's not Clinton-esque, why would the Dems on the Hill? Besides, where are the Dems calling for Kushner to be locked up? The worst I've seen them say is that he should have his security clearance revoked, but that's an old news...
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    Let the record show that you were the one to bring up classified material. Skip that somewhat sparse article, click through to the original Politico article, and you'll find this: Now, whether you think that such things don't really matter and only confidential material does, it's still part...
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    Forza Motorsport 7

    The only big change I've seen compared to 6 is the "dynamic weather" that can change on some tracks throughout the race. For cars and tracks, it seems to be the usual incremental improvement (or loss, as in Toyota production cars). I'm just interested in it because I could play it on PC...