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by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1745
Views: 258942

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

http://www2.mazda.com/en/publicity/release/2017/201708/170808a.html Mazda is announcing a Internal-combustion-engine breakthrough: Compression Ignition on standard gasoline / petrol. Mazda is claiming to get the fuel efficiency of Diesel while burning cleaner gasoline / petrol. Pretty nifty. Its pla...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I'm looking for a device for drawing.
Replies: 12
Views: 7022

Re: I'm looking for a device for drawing.

Tilt-detection is necessary for proper synchronization with the screen and maximum accuracy. At least some people would disagree with you; e.g., Gabe from Penny Arcade talked a lot about how much he liked the Surface before it had tilt support. Gabe is a professional artist, so I need to be careful...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I'm looking for a device for drawing.
Replies: 12
Views: 7022

Re: I'm looking for a device for drawing.

I'm looking for a device that will interface with my computer and allow me to draw as if drawing with a pencil on paper. I'm not much of an artist, but I'd like to draw sometimes. So, I'm not looking for anything professional-grade or super expensive. I don't know much about the topic. Many years a...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 26
Views: 4205

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

KE, What's your opinion on using a pull through grinder just to remove a bunch of material from a really beat up knife? Like I had visible chips on mine, and I removed it by using a pull through grinder. Then I used a whetstone afterwards to get it razor sharp. I think it saves a lot of time spent,...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 629
Views: 90863

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Anyone else interested in getting Starcraft: Remastered? No new content, just updated graphics and better screen resolutions. Might get it just to have an excuse to have a lan party. Patch 1.18 is the better excuse to have a lan party. Checkout these patch notes: https://starcraft.com/en-us/article...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Wakeup Call on Writing Instruction
Replies: 10
Views: 3092

Re: A Wakeup Call on Writing Instruction

A good writing teacher helps students develop skills on BOTH the analytical side and the imaginative side. Each of these makes the other more effective. Disparaging and neglecting either aspect of writing education as "less important" is a bad idea, if the goal is to help students become ...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

The Senate recesses. However, the Senate is still in session: to protect Jeff Sessions from a potential Recess appointment . The Senate isn't making very big news about this. But in effect... the Senate doesn't trust Trump. So they'll technical come into session every day (ie: Someone walks in, bang...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Wakeup Call on Writing Instruction
Replies: 10
Views: 3092

Re: A Wakeup Call on Writing Instruction

I have had only two great writing teachers in my lifetime: My high-school journalism teacher, and my 3rd year College "Technical Writing" teacher. And to make sure yall understand: my sister has a different story. She took creative writing through High School as well as took part in a &quo...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

order for a military strike to be successful, it would have to be absolutely staggering. We'd need to deal massive damage, very quickly, all along the border to take out their artillery; while at the same time hitting several very well fortified missile sites all simultaneously. And the thing is......
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14610
Views: 2151282

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-02/bitcoin-exchange-had-too-many-bitcoins This article is amazing. Bitcoin had a major fork earlier this week. Bitcoin has now split into "Original Bitcoin" (BTC) and "Bitcoin Cash" (BCC). (Forks happen all the time, but Bitcoin Cas...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 629
Views: 90863

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Which strikes me as a bit cheaty even for a speed-run There are basically two camps of speedrunners. "Anything Goes", where creative cheats are celebrated. And then "realistic" runs, which try to emulate what a more typical player would do, just much faster. The best example of ...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

Wowza those popularity numbers are taking another tumble Looks pretty bad right now, although I'm going to wait for the weekly polls to come out. A bunch of polls added to the Fivethirtyeight tracker were all dailies, which obviously have the most noise. Trump had a bad week, but it was bad in the ...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 26
Views: 4205

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

Now, school me on cutting boards pretty please. The purpose of a cutting board is to protect the knife's edge. So do NOT get glass cutting boards (glass is harder than steel, so you'll bend the fragile edge). Instead, use HDPE (aka: plastic) or Wood. There seems to be conflicting reports on what is...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

I don't know if war is the only way to deal with North Korea, but the situation is very despairing... The threat of war is often more important than war itself. North Korea knows we aren't going to attack them, so they have free reign to do whatever they want. I'm not an advocate of war. But bangin...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

What are we going to do about North Korea. Is there anything we can do at this point? It seems NK is determined to continue down the current path and China is sort of riding a fine line right now. The media continue to say that China doesn't want to have a refugee crisis on their hands but I don't ...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

When have you ever had a shortage of people disagreeing with you on a public forum? Considering that Trump's approval rating is 38%, we should expect about 38% of posters here to be Trump supporters. So yes, we have a severe lack of Trump supporters representing themselves here. I can't count a sin...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

And to be honest, I just like to play devil's advocate. I have zero patience for that. There's enough actual opposition to issues I care about for me to bother with people who are inventing argument about issues they're not really experiencing or witnessing. Playing devil's advocate, frankly, is a ...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 301606

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

If highgarden was so quick and easy to take, why hadn't they done it before? Like, from day one Cersei was on the throne. The Tyrells weren't an enemy to the throne until this season. Indeed: Margery was the queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Politically, it only makes sense to attack the Tyrells...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

Pretty common practice for friendly publications to seek white house counsel on things. 'Things' is rather general. This is about a specific thing , namely spreading the rumour that the democratic party murders people. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Trump has alleged as much about the Clinto...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

Leaking has it's place. But eventually when the faucet gets turned on too much it causes people to become very secretive, withdrawn, less trusting and even combatant. We've already seen some of these traits. Eventually Trump and his closest team may close out everyone else which, imo, is a bad thin...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 301606

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

"Character Teleports" happened pretty much every time the show-writers took hold of the plot. The fact remains: the Game of Thrones TV audience doesn't have easy access to a map, while the "book audience" has a map at the back of each book. So the show writers take advantage of ...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 301606

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

s7ep03 Ok, I finally found myself really (actually extremely) annoyed at the pace of this season last night. I think the final straw was when we see Jaime in King's landing in one scene, and then just a few cuts later with the entirety of the Lannister army from Casterly Rock at Highgar...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

KE, I think trpmb6 is only referring to the 17th Amendment . I must have got stuck on the "Parliamentary rules" of the Senate then. Because those rules have nothing to do with the Constitution and never have. As far as what the framers "intended", the President was never suppose...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

When you look at all the parliamentarian rules and powers of the senate it is quite clear it was never meant to be a directly elected body. Many may say the constitution is antiquated. But it is only 230 years old. The Roman Republic lasted just over 500 years, when the mob finally got it's way in ...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

His averaged approval rating doesn't seem to want to dip below 38% - who are the holdouts and what are they holding out for? How sizeable is the group that consumes mainstream media (including Fox or not) but is still giving him a chance/unwilling to say they messed up? Gallup's polls have more inf...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Tetris Thread: Mk2 Competitive Edition (+ Puyo Tetris!)
Replies: 5
Views: 5535

Re: Tetris Thread: Mk2 Competitive Edition (+ Puyo Tetris!)

After much delay, I finally decided to buy Puyo Tetris again since it actually came out in English. I'm impressed at all of the work Sega put into the Voice Actors / Actresses and making the game really shine. The story is of course absolutely silly, but it has its moments: https://www.youtube.com/w...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

From this , it sounds like he made the right move to kill it (at least for this year)? I'd be curious to hear from someone with more direct knowledge of the subject, because it sounds from the Wikipedia article on reconciliation like only one bill per topic can be passed per year - and since this w...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

I think it's a fine system. Not perfect, but probably better than the US one. I really don't see why the US has two bodies that seem to do the exact same thing. It just complicates everything. The main difference is 6-year terms vs 2-year terms. The House is designed to be rabble-rouser, while the ...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

Too bad we can't go back to the days of senators being selected by state legislatures. Why? So they would have no reason to be concerned about the public at all? Actually yes. They were never meant to be a directly elected body. Nor was the President. Nor were Black people / Women allowed in the pr...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 26
Views: 4205

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

I have a honing steel, I can't say I know how to use it. http://i.imgur.com/Vrh8nRk.png It shouldn't take long or much pressure to fix the burr. However, this process is mostly blind... well... for me anyway. My eyes can't see the burr. But my fingers can feel it. If you're careful about feeling th...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

Playing shenanigans with "Reconciliation" to make a 50-vote threshold is basically getting rid of the 60-vote threshold. Both sides are guilty of this. Maybe we should just get rid of the threshold and have the senate operate like the house then. Too bad we can't go back to the days of se...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, a big part of the reason why the Healthcare repeal is such a clusterfuck is because they're trying to do it through reconciliation so that they don't need to deal with a filibuster, but this introduces a whole bunch of different rules from a normal bill. The right and proper way to do this wo...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

The repeal they voted on last night had multiple items that were previously rejected by the parliamentarian anyway - most likely, the plan was to fire them and hire someone who would say that it was within the rules, and then they can pass anything with 50 votes. The plan was insane. http://thehill...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

It failed! There were gasps when Mr McCain, after being furiously lobbied by Vice-President A Wet Rag Stuffed Into a Tailpipe, joined two other Republican senators in voting against the so-called "skinny" repeal plan, considered the bare minimum Senate Republicans could agree on. Can some...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

“I’ve stated time and time again that one of the major failures of The Affordable Care Act was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a strict party-line basis without a single Republican vote. We should not make the mistakes of the past.” ---------- In other news, Spicer seems much ha...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

Woooooo!!! While I'm glad it failed, I'm concerned why it did. What the hell is going on with McCain? He's always been a reliable Republican vote on things domestic. He's not even a player in healthcare (until today). It's shocking that he said no. For comparison, 80% of people thought Hillary woul...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon “Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information. He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. ...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

This is old news from last year but was news to me. And since we're talking about Trump and the military and all... In an unearthed interview from 1997, Donald Trump claimed he was a “brave soldier” for avoiding STDs during his single years in the late ’90s. “It’s amazing, I can’t even believe it. ...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

All this Jeff Sessions stuff only happened within the past two or three days. But I'm very curious about the Approval Rating of Trump during this time period. I trust Gallup's weekly polls. I'm curious to see if Trump's feud with Sessions actually affects Trump's approval rating. The whole Transgend...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4795
Views: 368388

Re: Trump presidency

Senators are going for a "Skinny Repeal". It looks like the debate on the floor of the Senate is causing the moderate Republicans to have more say on the bill. So now the question is if Ted Cruz / Rand Paul + one more conservative Senator kills the bill for failing to do enough to repeal T...

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