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long time no talk, 'nn. ... 48,285 Views / 430 Replies  
long time no talk, 'nn.

http://i.imgur.com/3haxnZx.jpg
Posted by Mithras, on Feb 19, 2014 at 07:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
English->Japanese translation request 301 Views / 0 Replies  
"top-seller novelist and savior of the Japanese race"

If the translation of the first part somehow parallels 二流小説家, so much the better.
This is for a friend who authored the above...
Posted by Mithras, on Jan 12, 2014 at 03:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've met several nice women at OWS protests. The... 951 Views / 25 Replies  
I've met several nice women at OWS protests. The events draw young, smart, attractive women who care about something beyond themselves, which are good qualities in a human.
Posted by Mithras, on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
mduell: Same as printing at home vs a printing... 613 Views / 3 Replies  
mduell: Same as printing at home vs a printing plant -- it isn't cheaper or higher speed/volume. But it's a lot easier.

I used to work with one of the MakerBot (RepRap descendant) guys. They're a...
Posted by Mithras, on May 2, 2010 at 09:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I stand by my anarchist vote. White guy wearing a... 1,868 Views / 60 Replies  
I stand by my anarchist vote. White guy wearing a red shirt? Anarcho-communist dipshit, I'm guessing. On May 1st (well, early on the 2nd) no less.
Posted by Mithras, on May 2, 2010 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Car Bomb in Times Square 1,868 Views / 60 Replies  
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/05/02/nyregion/02timessquare-cnd03/02timessquare-cnd03-popup.jpg (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/03/nyregion/03timessquare.html)



Fortunately it failed...
Posted by Mithras, on May 2, 2010 at 10:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On the contrary. Seeing similarities across... 1,247 Views / 25 Replies  
On the contrary. Seeing similarities across vastly varied scales takes more creative imagination than a laborious replication...
Posted by Mithras, on Feb 8, 2009 at 10:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is it a coincidence that the USA logo is not... 2,241 Views / 70 Replies  
Is it a coincidence that the USA logo is not unlike the Barack Obama '08 logo?
I guess both are working with the elements of:
- the US flag
- ribbons of highway
- circles
...
Posted by Mithras, on Jan 19, 2009 at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Girls in MacNN uniform, that's what. 835 Views / 26 Replies  
Girls in MacNN uniform, that's what.
Posted by Mithras, on Jan 7, 2009 at 10:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The sentence completion was hysterical. 1,033 Views / 18 Replies  
The sentence completion was hysterical.
Posted by Mithras, on Jan 7, 2009 at 07:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On the first "balloon priest" story: hasn't a... 737 Views / 5 Replies  
On the first "balloon priest" story: hasn't a Catholic Priest pretty well removed himself from the human gene pool already?
Posted by Mithras, on Jan 7, 2009 at 06:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Of course, when you watch the video, it turns out... 1,106 Views / 29 Replies  
Of course, when you watch the video, it turns out that the arm emitting the spark rotates about once every 20 seconds. Awe-inspiring force field it ain't. But still, pretty cool.
Posted by Mithras, on Dec 20, 2008 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, on Bloomberg News: Goldman Sachs pays 1%... 654 Views / 26 Replies  
Also, on Bloomberg News: Goldman Sachs pays 1% effective income tax in 2008 (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a6bQVsZS2_18&refer=news). Last year it was 34%, but they did a better...
Posted by Mithras, on Dec 17, 2008 at 10:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Of those, I've only backpacked in Shenandoah,... 714 Views / 6 Replies  
Of those, I've only backpacked in Shenandoah, maybe three times, including a November-ish trip that had snow on the ground. It was lovely every time. I particularly like a three or four day loop...
Posted by Mithras, on Dec 9, 2008 at 10:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just watched the (adorable!) movie The Band's... 974 Views / 20 Replies  
I just watched the (adorable!) movie The Band's Visit (http://www.thebandsvisit.com/), and one repeat line is "do you like Chet Baker?" An emotional turning point in the film is when one character --...
Posted by Mithras, on Dec 2, 2008 at 01:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
MacGallant, I'm sorry things were so hard this... 3,855 Views / 107 Replies  
MacGallant, I'm sorry things were so hard this Thanksgiving.

I want to pipe in to say: I've been severely suicidal several times in the past. I made one gesture/attempt that had me hanging from a...
Posted by Mithras, on Dec 2, 2008 at 01:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just saw Slumdog Millionaire, which was a... 2,280 Views / 98 Replies  
I just saw Slumdog Millionaire, which was a mediocre movie, but a wonderful insight into the lives and history of the slums of Mumbai. One scene in the movie depicted the 1993 Bombay riots, in which...
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 29, 2008 at 07:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
http://static8.servers.blnk.com/8/XD/Z/Z3/Z3F/Z3F.... 6,195 Views / 174 Replies  
http://static8.servers.blnk.com/8/XD/Z/Z3/Z3F/Z3F.trans_extension_jpg_max_side_540.jpg

not all heroes wear capes
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 22, 2008 at 12:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those two clips are absolute stand-out fantastic.... 704 Views / 26 Replies  
Those two clips are absolute stand-out fantastic. Wow.
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 16, 2008 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Or you can sit on your ass and do it from... 805 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah. Or you can sit on your ass and do it from the couch. I prefer the latter.

Major puppy tussle-fest going on at the moment.
Whoa! And a man! I see humanlegs! And a dude with a tattoo and some...
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 16, 2008 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That was an interesting read, thanks. 6,177 Views / 63 Replies  
That was an interesting read, thanks.
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 15, 2008 at 06:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That really does look shopped to me. The head... 1,906 Views / 60 Replies  
That really does look shopped to me. The head just doesn't square with the rest of the body. I dunno, maybe he looks like that.

EDIT: I stand corrected -- it was in Rolling Stone...
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 13, 2008 at 06:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Whatever the hell the topic is. Bow down to... 2,671 Views / 115 Replies  
Whatever the hell the topic is. Bow down to Supreme Leader! Socialist Soviet Republics of America! Reeducation Camps! Truly This Is The Dawn of A New Age!
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 9, 2008 at 05:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I suspect that this happened because Barney was... 1,237 Views / 59 Replies  
I suspect that this happened because Barney was fresh back from a special Guantanamo training session in "enhanced interrogation techniques", and either by accident or with intention brought them to...
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 9, 2008 at 08:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Need we remind you that your first order of... 1,806 Views / 47 Replies  
Need we remind you that your first order of business is the taking and posting photographs?
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 8, 2008 at 12:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Obama held his first post-election press... 1,237 Views / 59 Replies  
Obama held his first post-election press conference today, and, of course, there was a question about the dog. He said:


"mutts, like me" -- very cute.

Sounds to me like they should get a...
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 8, 2008 at 11:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Corporate drones: What are these things called? 558 Views / 8 Replies  
The company I just joined apparently still relies on the "lay it on top of the printer somewhere or maybe next to the fridge" system for dealing with people's printouts. That is, when you come to the...
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 7, 2008 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Obama's puppy will be a mixed breed with a cool... 1,237 Views / 59 Replies  
Obama's puppy will be a mixed breed with a cool and level temperament.
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 7, 2008 at 09:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I know I'm tooting my own horn here, but the AP... 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
I know I'm tooting my own horn here, but the AP has called North Carolina for Obama.

So by this map:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/mithrastheprophet/electoral-map-364.png...
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 6, 2008 at 01:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:thumbsup: Classy, sir. 1,041 Views / 39 Replies  
:thumbsup: Classy, sir.
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 5, 2008 at 07:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, it looks like I might get my 364, though... 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
Well, it looks like I might get my 364, though with Obama winning Indiana, which I didn't think would happen, and losing Missouri, likewise. Still too close to call for sure, though.
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 5, 2008 at 01:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I waited about an hour at 7:30am, the longest... 1,012 Views / 46 Replies  
I waited about an hour at 7:30am, the longest wait I've ever had at my polling place.

In New York, we still use the ka-CHUNK machines with the big red lever. I think it's kind of fun, though I...
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 4, 2008 at 01:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are early votes valid if you die before election... 720 Views / 24 Replies  
Are early votes valid if you die before election day proper? I presume so...
Likewise, in non-early voting states; if you fill out and send in an absentee ballot, but die before election day, when...
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 4, 2008 at 12:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That photo looks like it's in Central Park, or... 720 Views / 24 Replies  
That photo looks like it's in Central Park, or rather, along the wall outside of it. Must date from his Columbia days.
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 4, 2008 at 11:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I seriously doubt that will happen. 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
I seriously doubt that will happen.
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 3, 2008 at 04:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, not necessarily. To nitpick... ... 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
Actually, not necessarily. To nitpick...
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If you really want to pick nits, 50% of people in any country are at or below median intelligence.
Posted by Mithras, on Nov 3, 2008 at 03:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
...then I would be wrong, eh? We're all... 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
...then I would be wrong, eh?
We're all guessing until it actually happens. But there is evidence to be considered.
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 29, 2008 at 07:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well I guess we can see who's playing this to win... 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
Well I guess we can see who's playing this to win the contest, and who's playing to feed a delusion.
I can see an optimist tipping those battleground states where polls show narrow Obama leads....
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 29, 2008 at 07:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I hear she's leading in Delaware, but the... 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
Yes, I hear she's leading in Delaware, but the MSM won't tell us about it because it's so embarrassing to Biden.
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 28, 2008 at 07:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I like that essay. Restated: "The left's... 649 Views / 8 Replies  
I like that essay. Restated:

"The left's delusions about Obama being ahead will probably be shown, on Election Day, to correspond to reality, but only because people are stupid."
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 28, 2008 at 07:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And I think this one is interesting, in that it... 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
And I think this one is interesting, in that it shows just what an uphill climb McCain faces.
Even if he wins Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Indiana --
all states...
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 28, 2008 at 06:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah but no true conservative would support... 1,570 Views / 55 Replies  
Yeah but no true conservative would support Obama, ergo none of those people are true conservatives, ergo the thread still fails. QED.
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 28, 2008 at 06:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
An interesting choice. As far as I know, that's... 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
An interesting choice. As far as I know, that's an average of his 10,000 simulations, rather than the result of the single most likely scenario. So you're trading away the possibility of getting it...
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 28, 2008 at 06:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
How do you get 306/232? Oh, wait, I think I... 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
How do you get 306/232?
Oh, wait, I think I got it:

You have Obama winning Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Virginia, North Carolina.
And McCain winning Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri.
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 27, 2008 at 11:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Your Electoral College Predictions 2,041 Views / 83 Replies  
One week out, it's time to find out who the winners and the losers are.
Which is to say -- let's have an Electoral College contest. Nothing fancy -- closest prediction (in either direction) wins....
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 27, 2008 at 10:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That, and control over key pieces of oil-industry... 894 Views / 21 Replies  
That, and control over key pieces of oil-industry legislation.
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 27, 2008 at 10:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thank you for that. I'm being sincere. 5,617 Views / 37 Replies  
Thank you for that.
I'm being sincere.
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 27, 2008 at 10:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Umm, yeah, kindly take into consideration whether... 1,638 Views / 81 Replies  
Umm, yeah, kindly take into consideration whether that news had anything to do with Haaretz at all, much less "raping Israel". As Eric much more gently pointed out, it was just a reprint of a Gallup...
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 27, 2008 at 01:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So what you're saying is, George Bush could... 1,570 Views / 55 Replies  
So what you're saying is, George Bush could announce his support for Obama, and he wouldn't count?
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 26, 2008 at 08:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, he's for anything, as long as it's extreme... 1,570 Views / 55 Replies  
Well, he's for anything, as long as it's extreme and will make people mad.
Posted by Mithras, on Oct 26, 2008 at 08:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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