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Originally Posted by subego View Post
In other words, do you agree or disagree based upon a single, cherry-picked event. What a pointless exercise.
Perfectly legit; isn’t this exactly what passes for journalism these days?

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Nov 17, 2018, 03:46 PM
 
Oh Siri...


     
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Nov 19, 2018, 11:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post


“Your clothes. Give them to me.”
You forgot to say ”please”
     
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Nov 24, 2018, 12:53 AM
 
Many websites, particularly international ones, still have splash screens before you can enter the main site. This is very annoying, but also because many of them rely on Flash. You cannot access the main site unless you click "OK" which isn't visible if you don't have Flash. All websites with splash screen need to die.

In fact, all splash screens need to die period. I play Age of Empires 2 on a regular basis, and I'm sick of clicking through the splash screens and introduction video each and every time. There is no need for me to see it every time!
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Nov 24, 2018, 01:01 AM
 
Even though you can dismiss it easily, and doesn’t need Flash, the one on mobile web Twitter which comes out of nowhere if you’re not logged in drives me up the ****ing wall.

Flash needs to die, too, obviously.
     
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Nov 24, 2018, 08:32 AM
 
Some of those splash screens are probably due to EU GDPR regulations. Guessing bigger sites don't show them to visitors from non-EU countries but the smaller ones might well do.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Nov 24, 2018, 08:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Many websites, particularly international ones, still have splash screens before you can enter the main site. This is very annoying, but also because many of them rely on Flash. You cannot access the main site unless you click "OK" which isn't visible if you don't have Flash. All websites with splash screen need to die.

In fact, all splash screens need to die period. I play Age of Empires 2 on a regular basis, and I'm sick of clicking through the splash screens and introduction video each and every time. There is no need for me to see it every time!
I haven't had Flash installed for years now, but the splash screens that show up on every site the first time you used it since early 2018 appear here, as well.

That has to do with new privacy regulations in Europe mandating cookie handling options/information, as those contain personal identifiers.
     
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Nov 24, 2018, 11:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I haven't had Flash installed for years now
It was a glorious day when I finally found a native MacOS Pandora client, and could ditch it once and for all.
     
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Nov 24, 2018, 08:41 PM
 
We are now having to add annoying "This site uses cookies. Please click to agree blah blah blah" to all our sites. Darned EU.
     
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The thing is that you can't just have the information banner, all tracking has to be off until the user clicks to accept. I have started to skip sites that make it too hard to opt out of tracking, or just visit them in an incognito window.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Well that blows...
     
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So, umm... anyone hear about the Nazi environmentalist furry Bernie Sanders supporter true crime addict anarchist (attempted) mass murderer?
     
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Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
12...million...pounds...
     
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Dec 12, 2018, 07:19 PM
 
CTA put in pee shields.

     
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Dec 12, 2018, 07:43 PM
 
Is there something under there that specifically needs shielding from the pee?
     
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Dec 12, 2018, 08:16 PM
 
Just the corner.

I think the idea is to spread things out. Those corners get melted away.


Full disclosure: I have peed on a train platform before, but doing it in a corner is for amateurs.
     
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Dec 12, 2018, 09:36 PM
 
I would not have guessed what the metal was for. Cities do have some unusual problems.
     
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Dec 12, 2018, 10:08 PM
 
It’s compounded by our shitty weather. The train is a really attractive option for homeless people trying to get out of the cold.
     
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Dec 12, 2018, 11:18 PM
 
Was on the phone with Capital One customer service asking about a theoretical question. The guy said something about 10% more, so I said something about using $10,000 as an example, and the guy on the phone was reaching for a calculator (as he told me) in order to add 10% to 10,000. Quite sad.
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Dec 13, 2018, 12:21 PM
 
^ At least he knows the difference between adding and concatenating. :/
     
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Dec 13, 2018, 03:03 PM
 
Here's how to get a free natural car wash in Wyoming



And here is one of the funniest moose news articles that I've seen:
Moose unwittingly rings a doorbell by bumbling his butt on it
     
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Dec 24, 2018, 11:09 AM
 
Santa is coming down the chimney

So I’m gonna light a fire under his arse...

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Dec 24, 2018, 11:10 AM
 
We need a Sarcasm and Sassy thread
     
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Dec 24, 2018, 05:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
We need a Sarcasm and Sassy thread
Sure we do.
     
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Dec 24, 2018, 05:44 PM
 


I... uhh... umm...
     
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Dec 27, 2018, 07:16 AM
 
I got nothing.

     
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Dec 27, 2018, 08:40 AM
 
Best guess right now is that’s an armored car with bags-o-rubles.

I thought it odd the windshield didn’t shatter.
     
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Dec 28, 2018, 06:22 PM
 
My 15 year old (!) Airport Express just got murdered by a power surge.
     
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Dec 29, 2018, 02:06 PM
 
Bathroom for tall people?
     
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Dec 29, 2018, 02:39 PM
 
Girafferoom.
     
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Dec 29, 2018, 04:29 PM
 
Now where did I put my ladder...
     
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Dec 30, 2018, 09:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Is there something under there that specifically needs shielding from the pee?
Most likely the shielding metal is stainless, while the other metal is just painted. When the paint flakes, the pee will make it rust.

In Berlin they have apparently solved it by painting things with hydrophobe paint. Any water that falls on that surface will bounce back, which includes pee. Presumably this makes people pee somewhere else next time.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Dec 30, 2018, 10:13 AM
 
I feel this would only deter people who can’t piss at an angle.

For some added context to the original photo, I think that’s at either the Addison stop, or the 35th Street stop, which are the Cubs and the Sox respectively.
     
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Dec 30, 2018, 08:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
Most likely the shielding metal is stainless, while the other metal is just painted. When the paint flakes, the pee will make it rust.

In Berlin they have apparently solved it by painting things with hydrophobe paint. Any water that falls on that surface will bounce back, which includes pee. Presumably this makes people pee somewhere else next time.
Hamburg.

We have a real problem with hordes of drunk people pissing at buildings and front doors in St. Pauli (one of the reasons I moved away after fifteen years there).

This paint works well.
     
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Dec 30, 2018, 09:25 PM
 
I used to live in a basement apartment down the street from a bar.

Because the entrance was somewhat secluded, it was a prime spot for drunks to pee.

Nothing more satisfying than hearing that, and then banging on the door as loud as humanly possible, mid-piss.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Hamburg.

We have a real problem with hordes of drunk people pissing at buildings and front doors in St. Pauli (one of the reasons I moved away after fifteen years there).

This paint works well.
Was going to google where it was, and all the googlings came up with news for San Francisco doing this. Clearly this idea is spreading, but maybe Hamburg was first.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Originally Posted by P View Post
Clearly this idea is spreading
It’s flowing downhill.
     
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Dec 31, 2018, 09:09 PM
 
St. Pauli Peeback startet in March of 2015.

It was hailed as the newest thing and garnered some international attention over the next year or so.
     
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Jan 9, 2019, 05:49 AM
 


Traffic’s not moving, but still.
     
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Jan 9, 2019, 07:41 PM
 
Flat Earth theorists need to come up with a new gig.

Flat Moon theory
Flat Mars theory
Flat Jupiter theory
Flat Sun theory
Flat Milky Way Galaxy
Flat Universe

The possibilities are endless. Wait...
     
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Jan 24, 2019, 06:58 PM
 
A student on LSD groped a teacher. The student then claimed that he got the LSD from his dog.

Read more: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...124-story.html
     
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Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
A student on LSD groped a teacher. The student then claimed that he got the LSD from his dog.

Read more: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...124-story.html
Holy cow...

Cops were called to the scene where they placed the student in the back of a police cruiser. He reportedly started licking the car’s windows before trying to kick his way out of the vehicle. Asked if he was under the influence of drugs, the boy reportedly told cops “LSD, man!”

After being taken to a Youngstown, Ohio, hospital for examination, the boy attempted to strangle an attending nurse with her own stethoscope while proclaiming “I’m an Avenger!” That was where the high schooler claimed his dog had provided him with the hallucinogen fueling his outburst.
"I'm an Avenger!"
     
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Jan 27, 2019, 04:29 PM
 
I dunno...In my experience, trying to kick out the window of a car is pretty much not on the agenda of anyone using LSD. Ditto the act with the nurse and stethoscope. I'm not questioning whether his dog told him it was LSD or not, I'm just saying the effin' dog lied to him. Unless the stuff was heavily mixed with amphetamine or somesuch.
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I hate assholes who narc on their dealer like that.
     
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Jan 27, 2019, 06:05 PM
 
Quite a trip for his money. Good value. Especially if his dog didn't charge for the drugs.

Original The Smoking Gun story. Police report page 1 (3 pages, use page selector - top of right sidebar)

Once at St. Elizabeth's ER area, [redacted] began yelling "I'm an Avenger" and asking medical personnel "Am I black?".
[redacted] was placed in exam room #20 as medical personnel begin trying to examine him and gather information from him.
When asked his name he replied "I'm Cameron Bednar" and then asked a male nurse and Ptl. DeAngelo "will you guys jack me off?".
     
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Jan 27, 2019, 06:44 PM
 
You know what that reminds me of...


     
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