April 07, 2021

Overnight Open Thread [04/07/2021] [CBD]
— Ace Open Blog

Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.
Richard P. Feynman

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.
Milton Friedman

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
― Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Asexuals (aces, for short) do not experience sexual attraction to other people in the way that non-ace folks do. Some people confuse this for abstinence or celibacy, or situations when people don't want sex because of some trauma they might have experienced. Though an ace person of course is not immune from negative experiences around sex, that's not at all the same as experiencing no attraction. And you can abstain from sex and still want to have it--so that's not ace either.

Basically, some people are wired to lust after their fellow humans, and aces probably are not.
[Hat Tip: redc1c4]

"Confused about blockchain? If you are, you’re not the only one. Multiple surveys have shown that while the general perception of blockchain technology is largely positive, most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works."

I thought this was amazing...A series of photos from WWII, and the corresponding modern scenes.





I vaguely remember these guys when they first appeared in the Bay Area. They called themselves Ska-Punk. Whatever. It's sort of fun, but I don't vouch for anything except this song.

If our republic is to be saved, it is through the aggressive application of exactly this sort of thing, using the power reserved for the states to protect whatever may be left of American Exceptionalism, the Constitution, and traditional values.


Pence returns to MAGA world with Trump-backed political group

Yeah...sure. President Trump's "endorsement" is tepid stuff.

"It was the most successful first term in American history,” he said in a statement sent to the Washington Examiner. "Nice to see Mike highlighting some of our many achievements!”

Be still my heart!





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Posted by: Ace Open Blog at 10:00 PM | Comments (166)
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1 st

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at April 07, 2021 10:01 PM (rt0xh)

2 howdy

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:01 PM (sy5kK)

3 प्रथम!

Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:02 PM (e+8Sv)

4 missed first because of green.
Effing green.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:02 PM (sy5kK)

5 On to the content! :-8

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at April 07, 2021 10:02 PM (rt0xh)

6 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at April 07, 2021 10:03 PM (fLVm1)

7 Arf arf arf arf arf!
Green Green

Posted by: Sandy at April 07, 2021 10:04 PM (fLVm1)

8 On to the content! :-8

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at April 07, 2021 10:02 PM (rt0xh)

You're new here....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2021 10:04 PM (Q9lwr)

9 Well boy howdy.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at April 07, 2021 10:05 PM (qZdIZ)

10 I remember Rainier Beer as a youth, Wonder how sales are doing these days.

Posted by: Fred4D at April 07, 2021 10:05 PM (VEOOY)

11 C'mon 777 pilot, even passengers know not to land front gear first.
And many of us have been drinking, legitimately. 

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:05 PM (sy5kK)

12 I'm a flea-bit peanut monkey

Posted by: Al Bundy at April 07, 2021 10:05 PM (Z7toj)

13 Biden lives by the creed of the old timey liquor ad.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at April 07, 2021 10:07 PM (buTO7)

14 Wait, whut?

Posted by: Sandy at April 07, 2021 10:07 PM (fLVm1)

15 Wait, whut?

Posted by: Sandy at April 07, 2021 10:07 PM (fLVm1)

16 I didn't see any actual airline livery that I'd ever heard of. WTF is that airport? I want to make sure I never visit it. 

Posted by: Winston GOPe not one dime, not one vote at April 07, 2021 10:08 PM (vSOba)

17 That's some almighty-good nose gear design.

Posted by: EXTERMINATE at April 07, 2021 10:08 PM (hbrUW)

18 Curses, but...

Once I get the high end gaming bitcoin mining capable computer, the FIRST will be mine forever!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:08 PM (hOUT3)

19 My county in South Carolina extended the mask mandate until June 5th. 
Bunch of assholes.

Posted by: foUr seasons at April 07, 2021 10:08 PM (PisyI)

20 Edsel 1959, that was the total of units sold.

Posted by: Some Rat in the swamp at April 07, 2021 10:08 PM (3/Hyi)

21 DHC DHC
I remember them still have some of the discs somewhere. they were good. bouncy, fun, didn't take themselves serious. Enough is a good song too. imo
actually liked a lot of their work. 

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 07, 2021 10:09 PM (jT7YH)

22 I assume that airliner is from some flight sim game, yes?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 07, 2021 10:09 PM (yQpMk)

23 Its not easy, posting green....

Posted by: Kermit the Cancelled at April 07, 2021 10:09 PM (oHd/0)

24
Her Majesty is a stream of bat's piss!

Posted by: Hepatitis Sea at April 07, 2021 10:09 PM (UFLLM)

25
Her Majesty is a stream of bat's piss!

Posted by: Hepatitis Sea at April 07, 2021 10:09 PM (UFLLM)

26 Religion is faith..... that's the non-thinker's easy dismissal of that which has been witnessed, recorded in history by thousands, preserved in time by fragments of documents, and witnessed by the eye in the daily basis.
It requires faith to believe that something came from nothing, that a massive, unobserved universal explosion organized its by-products into a complex, orderly system that could even be quantified, from which, at random sprung life from non-life (spontaneous generation) that then itself evolved into through millions of years into a more complex life form that has more difficulty reproducing, requires greater energy input, and can be killed by the original unicellular organisms via the process of natural selection.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 07, 2021 10:10 PM (Mazpv)

27 i will not vote for mike pence, hell, i may never vote again.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 07, 2021 10:10 PM (CqHIp)

28 Rainier Beer was most definitely the elixir of my youth.    After consuming some Rainiers, there was most assuredly a glow.
And yes, it is still around.  Until the 'Vid, there was a Tacoma dive tavern, Top of Tacoma, that sold 40 cases of tall boys every week, according to the bartender.  And I think he was not fibbing, cuz I scoffed and he gave me a dirty look.   I deserved it, so he still got a good tip. 

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:10 PM (sy5kK)

29 Sheesh!
So NOW we get a chaffing warning. 

Posted by: Diogenes at April 07, 2021 10:11 PM (axyOa)

30 Nooded on the thread below.  I may not have much in the way of manners, but at least I remembered that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 07, 2021 10:11 PM (SchxB)

31 Isn't the front end of the Edsell somewhat reminiscent of a well-worn vulva?

Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:11 PM (e+8Sv)

32 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 07, 2021 10:11 PM (TdMsT)

33 The video of the Love Field landings makes it a cinch I am driving to the MoMee!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

34 i will not vote for mike pence, hell, i may never vote again..... Posted by: phoenixgirl *** Voting? lol whatevers

Posted by: SMH at April 07, 2021 10:12 PM (aDe8s)

35 Good Evening {{{Ladyl}}}!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:12 PM (hOUT3)

36 This is a test of the emergency moron broadcasting system.

Posted by: Simr at April 07, 2021 10:12 PM (EkeJ9)

37 Mary had a little lamb,  then she and grandpa got healthily shitfaced. The end.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at April 07, 2021 10:12 PM (buTO7)

38 I don't know how any of this works, and I am depressed about what seems to be "the new normal" for Ace, but I love you all, I will continue drinking, and I hope you are all happy.

And I'll say that the new format sucks and I hope this is just a bad dream.

Also Wire is one of the best bands ever, so there.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 07, 2021 10:12 PM (OU+8W)

39 Ho Lee Fook!

Posted by: Wi Too Lo at April 07, 2021 10:12 PM (Z7toj)

40 i will not vote for mike pence, hell, i may never vote again..... Posted by: phoenixgirl

You may not be ALLOWED to vote citizen! Where's your VAC card?

Posted by: Some Rat in the swamp at April 07, 2021 10:13 PM (3/Hyi)

41
Rainier Beer was most definitely the elixir of my youth. After consuming some Rainiers, there was most assuredly a glow.
And yes, it is still around. Until the 'Vid, there was a Tacoma dive tavern, Top of Tacoma, that sold 40 cases of tall boys every week, according to the bartender. And I think he was not fibbing, cuz I scoffed and he gave me a dirty look. I deserved it, so he still got a good tip.

Posted by:LeftCoast Dawg,at April 07, 2021 10:10 PM (sy5kK)

but how does it hold up to Hamms or Old Style?

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 07, 2021 10:13 PM (jT7YH)

42 Dear {{{Hrothgar}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 07, 2021 10:13 PM (TdMsT)

43 Were I on that plane, the pilot wouldn't have survived the landing. 

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 07, 2021 10:13 PM (rdbLX)

44 A series of photos from WWII, and the corresponding modern scenes.
==

Amazing.

Posted by: runner, Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink ! at April 07, 2021 10:13 PM (Q9SFr)

45 Hey, Mike Pence.  
No, we didn't forget when you denied Trump 3 times.
We will never forget.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

46 What color is a green if it hasn't been watered?

Posted by: Simplemind at April 07, 2021 10:14 PM (EkeJ9)

47 FFS !

Posted by: runner, Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink ! at April 07, 2021 10:14 PM (Q9SFr)

48 Mike Pence prepares to bow out early in the 2024 primaries.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 07, 2021 10:14 PM (SchxB)

49 Once I get the high end gaming bitcoin mining capable computer, the FIRST will be mine forever!Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:08 PM (hOUT3)

I had a good comment but after all the technical falderol needed to express it, I forgot.  Also, the alcohol did not help.
GREEN, DAMMIT.
GREEN!

Posted by: Sandy at April 07, 2021 10:14 PM (fLVm1)

50 The Edsel...what a frigging turd that was.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 07, 2021 10:14 PM (9Om/r)

51 I remember the Rainier commercials with the wild Rainiers.  Running through fields and meadows.  The imitation Cousteu in a rubber boat and the cans coming alongside to be petted.  Great stuff. 

Posted by: Winston GOPe not one dime, not one vote at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (vSOba)

52 new normal?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (sJHOI)

53 i will not vote for mike pence, hell, i may never vote again..... Posted by: phoenixgirl *** Voting? lol whatevers Posted by: SMH at April 07, 2021 10:12 PM (aDe8s)

DaughterH agrees, better to go hiking than spend time voting when Dominion Voting Tabulation Systems (now with the advanced auto-correct feature) is really in charge.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (hOUT3)

54 Just back from vet.  Had to put our boy down.  RIP, KJ, you were Such a Good Boy.  Gonna be a big hole in my heart for a long time. 

Posted by: Russkilitlover at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (nWxPx)

55 Were I on that plane, the pilot wouldn't have survived the landing. 

Posted by: AlaBAMA 

Any landing you can walk away from...

Posted by: Simplemind at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (EkeJ9)

56 Yikes,  I hope I don't have to fly anytime soon after watching that 3-martini lunch video.   A co-worker who flies quite a bit, told me once, he preferred to fly with U.S. companies because of better training and work ethic and such.  I wonder how long that holds true before "woke" destroys that. 

Posted by: palerider at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (Aashi)

57 So I just got this email:
Dear Asshole:     You may now use your knife however you see fit.
Sincerely yours, ace's lawyers.
Yay! I wonder how far the handle will go up my nose?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 07, 2021 10:16 PM (jhfQJ)

58 The new format is bit hard on the old eyes...

Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:17 PM (e+8Sv)

59
United Airlines new pilot training course.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 07, 2021 10:17 PM (63Dwl)

60 but how does it hold up to Hamms or Old Style?
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 07, 2021 10:13 PM (jT7YH)
I don't know, because while I have had a few Rainiers in the last recent years, and it tastes the same, I haven't tried the others.  I saw a tavern serving Hamm's a few years ago, but I was drinking micro brews. 
BTW, a Hamm's bar sign is very valuable if it is in good shape.  Top dollar, and it doesn't even have to be neon, just a lit sign with the Bear and a lake. 

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:17 PM (sy5kK)

61 48 Mike Pence prepares to bow out early in the 2024 primaries. Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 07, 2021 10:14 PM (SchxB)

But only after scooping up lots and lots of unreported GOP Establishment campaign donations!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:18 PM (hOUT3)

62 Yet another reason not to fly.  *shivers*

Posted by: Infidel at April 07, 2021 10:18 PM (E0OEG)

63 - - Isn't the front end of the Edsell somewhat reminiscent of a well-worn vulva? Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:11 PM
-------
I don't see it.

Posted by: Georgia O'Keefe at April 07, 2021 10:18 PM (BB7pQ)

64 Condolences, Russki. 😔

Posted by: SMH at April 07, 2021 10:18 PM (aDe8s)

65 Hamm's made the best damn beer signs ever.  Beer is another story

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 07, 2021 10:19 PM (sJHOI)

66 What color is Tom Green, after you douse him with kerosene and let him burn for an hour?

Posted by: Simplemind at April 07, 2021 10:19 PM (EkeJ9)

67
51 I remember the Rainier commercials with the wild Rainiers.  Running through fields and meadows.  The imitation Cousteu in a rubber boat and the cans coming alongside to be petted.  Great stuff. 

Posted by: Winston GOPe not one dime, not one vote at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (vSOba)

Always like petting a friendly set of cans, myself.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 07, 2021 10:19 PM (jhfQJ)

68 Zettai, truth be told, I have not studied this phenomenon you identified but, you could be right. 
Evening everyone.  

Posted by: Tonypete at April 07, 2021 10:20 PM (Rvt88)

69 54 Just back from vet.  Had to put our boy down.  RIP, KJ, you were Such a Good Boy.  Gonna be a big hole in my heart for a long time. 

Posted by: Russkilitlover at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (nWxPx


Sorry for your loss. We've all been there with you. It's very painful. But take heart in the fact that KJ had a wonderful life with you for what time they have on this earth. 

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 07, 2021 10:20 PM (rdbLX)

70 Page refreshes are still abysmally slow, so we've still got that going for us!

Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:20 PM (e+8Sv)

71 The hell with green oranges, where are the green women at!

Posted by: Capt James T Kirk at April 07, 2021 10:21 PM (qAR6u)

72 54 Just back from vet. Had to put our boy down. RIP, KJ, you were Such a Good Boy. Gonna be a big hole in my heart for a long time. Posted by: Russkilitlover at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (nWxPx)

If I thought I could link anything, I'd post a link to "The Rainbow Bridge"!
Condolences, so many of us have been in that situation but as their guardian, some heavy responsibilities are yours!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:21 PM (hOUT3)

73 Isn't the front end of the Edsell somewhat reminiscent of a well-worn vulva? Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:11 PM 
------- 
I don't see it.

Posted by: Georgia O'Keefe at April 07, 2021 10:18 PM (BB7pQ)

needs more ants

Posted by: Salvador Dali at April 07, 2021 10:21 PM (sJHOI)

74 Always like petting a friendly set of cans, myself.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 07, 2021 10:19 PM (jhfQJ)

I never trusted a dude who didn't. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 07, 2021 10:21 PM (9Om/r)

75 54 Just back from vet.  Had to put our boy down.  RIP, KJ, you were Such a Good Boy.  Gonna be a big hole in my heart for a long time.  Posted by: Russkilitlover at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (nWxPx)

So very sorry to hear that, Russkilitlover.   Just remember the good times with KJ every time you can.   

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:21 PM (sy5kK)

76 That flight sim doesn't do wing bending and torsion right. Also, the fuse is much more flexible than that, vertical bending wise and torsion between wing and empennage. And main gears don't deflect enough. And besides, they all have calibrated shear pins on mains to prevent them from penetrating up into fuel bays at greater than ultimate load or rupturing wetted bulkheads. They would have left their gear on the ground after the first impact.

Some of those look like when I screw up my aero model orientation x vs z and my control law starts pushing the aircraft through the ground in order to speed it up. I find this after a half-hour of computing time. All wasted.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 07, 2021 10:21 PM (7dN4m)

77 Page refreshes are still abysmally slow, so we've still got that going for us!




must be the super duper graphics, nice as they are...

Posted by: runner, Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink ! at April 07, 2021 10:22 PM (Q9SFr)

78 Mean Joe green, is ...

Posted by: Simplemind at April 07, 2021 10:23 PM (EkeJ9)

79

but how does it hold up to Hamms or Old Style?

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 07, 2021 10:13 PM (jT7YH)

Fucking snob.

Genny Cream Ale for the win.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2021 10:23 PM (Q9lwr)

80 I assume that airliner is from some flight sim game, yes?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 07, 2021 10:09 PM (yQpMk)


Most likely MS Flightsim 2020 with the crash realism setting to none. No real airliners would remotely bounce back after the first good nose wheel crunch...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 07, 2021 10:23 PM (ZSK0i)

81 Judas Pence helped steal his own election.
That's how Deep the Swamp is.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 07, 2021 10:23 PM (Ndje9)

82 I liked the Rainier Beer motorcycle commercial from decades ago.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 07, 2021 10:24 PM (7dN4m)

83 I know nothing about Edsel Ford personally or if he had anything at all to do with the Ford Edsel but how much must it suck to have your name linked to it forever?

Posted by: Oddbob at April 07, 2021 10:24 PM (qc+VF)

84 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics
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Posted by: kbdabear at April 07, 2021 10:24 PM (qAR6u)

85 Genny Cream Ale for the win. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2021 10:23 PM (Q9lwr)

Genessee Twelve Horse Ale for the Win!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:24 PM (hOUT3)

86 Is that airplane video for real???
Impressed as all hell by the sturdiness of the landing gear, and the plane in general.
But WTF was going on in the cockpit?



Posted by: browndog Confused Member of Team Gizzard at April 07, 2021 10:24 PM (BgMrQ)

87 Nina Simone is simply kick-ass.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:24 PM (sy5kK)

88 Kamala told me not to buy any green bananas.


What's that supposed to mean?

Posted by: Hidin' Joe Biden at April 07, 2021 10:25 PM (Z0/SS)

89 we should just be thankful we're allowed a place to post 

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (sJHOI)

90 Regarding the 3-martini landing - there's an old story floating out there that after rolling to a stop at the gate after a particularly loopy and hard landing, an old woman asked the captain while deplaning - Captain, were we shot down? 

Posted by: Tonypete at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (Rvt88)

91 I don't think Pence could have done anything one way or the other.  In other words, it would not have mattered.  The die was cast.

Posted by: runner, Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink ! at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (Q9SFr)

92 I was super tempted to buy MS Flight sim 2020 but:
A. Fuck Bill Gates B. It seems like it would get old quick for the price tag. 

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (rdbLX)

93 Mean Joe green, is ... Posted by: Simplemind

Old, and can still probably curb stomp about 95% of the population.

Posted by: Some Rat in the swamp at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (3/Hyi)

94 Posted by:Bitter Clingerat April 07, 2021 10:10 PM (Mazpv)


It's more than that, though you're right in all that you say.

Most atheists/rank and file lefties are not even aware of the state of the sciences in this era. 

Darwinian evolution is known - KNOWN - to be not just insufficient to generate complex life - but actively detrimental to it.

The Big Bang is looked upon as a PROBLEM by the high echelons of particle physicists/cosmologists.  They do their best to avoid the idea, tossing out foolish, desperate ideas such as the Landscape, or quantum cosmology, in which a de Sitter universe quantum tunneled into our universe and birthing it that way.

Most atheists and agnosts argue now from data points and philosophical positions that are literally decades out of date, and they don't know it, because they aren't actually invested in the science of our time.  It is as Ace said - they love science only insofar as it brings them validation for their degeneracy.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (woLQp)

95 Leftcoast Dawg - sorry to hear that.  

Posted by: Tonypete at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (Rvt88)

96  I didn't see any actual airline livery that I'd ever heard of. WTF is that airport? I want to make sure I never visit it.  Posted by: Winston GOPe not one dime, not one vote at April 07, 2021 10:08 PM (vSOba)

The third video, at least, looked like it came from a simulator.

Posted by: zombie Chernobyl Operators at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (mzC78)

97 More Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics
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https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1379866008815595529

Posted by: kbdabear at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (qAR6u)

98 Thanks for the ONT, CBD! That photo up top is magical.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (jQwrQ)

99 81 Judas Pence helped steal his own election. That's how Deep the Swamp is. Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 07, 2021 10:23 PM (Ndje9)

But the Uniparty will reward him with at least thirty pieces of silver!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (hOUT3)

100 The Feynman quote is incorrect. All of the religious people I know wrestle with doubt at one point or another. And some scientists -- at least those who get the most attention -- tend to be very closed-minded to the idea that they might be wrong. I think the quote is something that scientists want to believe about themselves, but it's easily falsifiable.

Posted by: Jim S at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (ynUnH)

101 89 we should just be thankful we're allowed a place to post 

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (sJHOI)


For the low low cost of free, bitchin bout the site should be zilch. 

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (rdbLX)

102 Oops - Russkiltlover. Sorry. 

Posted by: Tonypete at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (Rvt88)

103
86 Is that airplane video for real??? Impressed as all hell by the sturdiness of the landing gear, and the plane in general. But WTF was going on in the cockpit?

Posted by: browndog Confused Member of Team Gizzard at April 07, 2021 10:24 PM (BgMrQ)


It's from a flight sim. It does not demonstrate any of the nonlinear structural deformations you get at greater than limit and in this case obviously, ultimate loads.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (7dN4m)

104 ...an old woman asked the captain while deplaning - Captain, were we shot down?  Posted by: Tonypete at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM


*SNORT*

Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:28 PM (e+8Sv)

105 Just back from vet. Had to put our boy down. RIP, KJ, you were Such a Good Boy. Gonna be a big hole in my heart for a long time.

Posted by:Russkilitloverat April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (nWxPx)

* * * *

My condolences. May your good memories help get you through the hard days ahead. Pets are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 07, 2021 10:28 PM (jQwrQ)

106 91 I don't think Pence could have done anything one way or the other. In other words, it would not have mattered. The die was cast. Posted by: runner, Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink ! at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (Q9SFr)

Integrity has no time limit!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:29 PM (hOUT3)

107 Nina Simone is simply kick-ass.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:24 PM (sy5kK)

That she is. What a fascinating voice!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2021 10:29 PM (Q9lwr)

108 Mike Pence is a coward. DJT should endorse DeSantis.  

Posted by: Vivi at April 07, 2021 10:29 PM (USW1s)

109 I don't think Pence could have done anything one way or the other. In other words, it would not have mattered. The die was cast.
Irrelevant.  This was Pence's chance to show what he was made of, and he failed miserably.  Or more accurately, he succeeded, but it wasn't a positive for him.

Posted by: pep at April 07, 2021 10:29 PM (v16oJ)

110
92 I was super tempted to buy MS Flight sim 2020 but: A. Fuck Bill Gates B. It seems like it would get old quick for the price tag.  Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (rdbLX)


There's always X-Plane. I've never owned either.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 07, 2021 10:30 PM (7dN4m)

111 My mom, 93 years young, passed last week and this is my first day without tears. All you pathetic morons that Ace allows to mimic sanity have been a wonderful respite and feeling of normalcy. Thanks horde.

Posted by: Robert17 at April 07, 2021 10:30 PM (eRqQ8)

112
Posted by:Russkilitloverat April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (nWxPx)

condolences Russ, that sucks. i've done it too many times. 

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 07, 2021 10:30 PM (jT7YH)

113 Nina Hagen  >  Nina Simone...

Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:31 PM (e+8Sv)

114 I was super tempted to buy MS Flight sim 2020 but:
A. Fuck Bill Gates B. It seems like it would get old quick for the price tag.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (rdbLX)

My beef with it is 1) it's real disk space hog, 2) many folks have had great difficulty downloading it from MS's servers and 3) if the reviews are correct, it only works with one controller.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 07, 2021 10:31 PM (ZSK0i)

115 101 89 we should just be thankful we're allowed a place to post Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 07, 2021 10:26 PM (sJHOI) For the low low cost of free, bitchin bout the site should be zilch. Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (rdbLX)


Betting NONE of the bitchers have contributed a dime to the Tip Jar

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:31 PM (hOUT3)

116 Posted by: Robert17 at April 07, 2021 10:30 PM (eRqQ
That's a grand run! I'll bet you have lots of great stories...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2021 10:31 PM (Q9lwr)

117 Isn't the front end of the Edsell somewhat reminiscent of a well-worn vulva? Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:11 PM (e+8Sv)

I think they cribbed a lot from the Packard Predictor.

https://tinyurl.com/43wvapk5

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 07, 2021 10:32 PM (mzC78)

118 CBD doing ONT? What's next? MisHum on the Art Thread?
Hidy, Hordey. Realized that I have to have javascript on to get the toolbar. I usually (used to?) run with javascript on for acecomment.mu.nu, but not for ace.mu.nu. Now everything is ace.mu.nu. (Wow, wasn't it like that 'way back before that previous server crash?)
Don't want to do things merely to test the new blogware… okay, I do, but I'll try to restrain myself. So, can I make a linked image? Or an image at all?
http://mindfulwebworks.com/radical/biden-in-wonderland-tn.png

Posted by: mindful webworker at April 07, 2021 10:32 PM (ZlQXF)

119 And some scientists -- at least those who get the most attention -- tend to be very closed-minded to the idea that they might be wrong. I think the quote is something that scientists want to believe about themselves, but it's easily falsifiable.

Posted by: Jim Sat April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (ynUnH)


If there is one thing that I wish I could teach everyone on the planet, it is that.

Scientists are fallible human beings, prone to all the manias and errancies that any other man or woman are susceptible to.  Believing this to not be the case, they declare science "self-correcting" - as they sit in ever-growing echo chambers, and the sciences, and our culture, stagnate and fester.

Men who believe themselves more intelligent than others are also uniquely vulnerable to blind spots in reasoning and judgement, specifically because they think too highly of their own intellect.  It'd be funny, if it weren't so damaging to the civilization.


Posted by: Kinley Ardal at April 07, 2021 10:32 PM (woLQp)

120 Robert17 - prayers for you and your family and especially your Mom. 
I miss my Mom every day. 

Posted by: Tonypete at April 07, 2021 10:32 PM (Rvt88)

121 The Big Bang is looked upon as a PROBLEM by the high echelons of particle physicists/cosmologists.  They do their best to avoid the idea, tossing out foolish, desperate ideas such as the Landscape, or quantum cosmology, in which a de Sitter universe quantum tunneled into our universe and birthing it that way.
. Posted by: Kinley Ardal

My favorite branch of physics is the one where, in order to make the math work, one has to invent parallel universes.



Posted by: Some Rat in the swamp at April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (3/Hyi)

122 Hm. Guess I'll go check the content again.

Posted by: mindful webworker at April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (ZlQXF)

123 Just back from vet. Had to put our boy down. RIP, KJ, you were Such a Good Boy. Gonna be a big hole in my heart for a long time.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (nWxPx)

My condolences.  Always treasure the memories and remember that he'll be waiting on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge for you...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (ZSK0i)

124

but how does it hold up to Hamms or Old Style?

Posted by:SturmToddlerat April 07, 2021 10:13 PM (jT7YH)

Fucking snob.

Genny Cream Ale for the win.

Posted by:CharlieBrown'sDildoat April 07, 2021 10:23 PM (Q9lwr)


I don't know that i've EVER heard snob in reference to Hamms... 


this genny must be the left over from bottom of the barrel rot gut bathtub beer...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (jT7YH)

125 Anyone else having trouble accessing the site? Has Google Chrome and Firefox decided to cancel it/us?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (XsgXy)

126 Posted by: Robert17 at April 07, 2021 10:30 PM (eRqQ

Condolences, Robert!
You know you have a refuge here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:34 PM (hOUT3)

127 Alberta Oil Peon - did that Packard have to request permission from the Harbormaster to enter port?  

Posted by: Tonypete at April 07, 2021 10:34 PM (Rvt88)

128 "Green Acres is the place to be ... Farm livin' is the life for me ..."

Posted by: Hacky Psaki at April 07, 2021 10:34 PM (doAIC)

129 Without checking, I thought that Edsel was one of Henry's sons, and as company president at the time, the car was his idea of trying to give everyone what they wanted in a car, and pleasing nobody.   Overweight, under powered, and ugly as sin.

Pleasing nobody, except for GM and Chrysler.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, at April 07, 2021 10:34 PM (sy5kK)

130 I really wish I hadn't watched the airplane landing video.  That last one reminds me of one of my flights into ABQ.

Posted by: jewells45 at April 07, 2021 10:34 PM (nxdel)

131

Darwinian evolution is known - KNOWN - to be not just insufficient to generate complex life - but actively detrimental to it.

Depending somewhat on what  you mean by "Darwinian Evolution", this is at best an impressive rhetorical overstatement . At the very least, there isn't much scientific debate (ie none) on the reality of common descent by modification through deep  time. 

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 07, 2021 10:35 PM (jhfQJ)

132 Has Google Chrome and Firefox decided to cancel it/us? --- Why even use those platforms?

Posted by: SMH at April 07, 2021 10:35 PM (aDe8s)

133
Anyone else having trouble accessing the site? Has Google Chrome and Firefox decided to cancel it/us?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (XsgXy)


No problem with Firefox here beyond that which Ace is reporting himself...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 07, 2021 10:35 PM (ZSK0i)

134 Wow, who knew airplanes could bounce like that!?

Posted by: tbodie at April 07, 2021 10:36 PM (7lt8L)

135 jewells! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Posted by: SMH at April 07, 2021 10:36 PM (aDe8s)

136
My favorite branch of physics is the one where, in order to make the math work, one has to invent parallel universes.



Posted by: Some Rat in the swamp at April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (3/Hyi)

I'm on it.

Posted by: Bearded Spock at April 07, 2021 10:36 PM (sy5kK)

137
this genny must be the left over from bottom of the barrel rot gut bathtub beer...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (jT7YH)

No, every bottle tastes like that.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at April 07, 2021 10:37 PM (uhPTO)

138 Who let Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, & Ho Lee Fuk back in the cockpit?

Posted by: sTevo at April 07, 2021 10:37 PM (CfFsY)

139 Russkilitlover at April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (nWxPx) Ouch. Sorry to hear that. Sucks.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 07, 2021 10:37 PM (jhfQJ)

140

You're new here....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2021 10:04 PM (Q9lwr)

If the Bush admin is new....

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at April 07, 2021 10:37 PM (rt0xh)

141 "Wow, who knew airplanes could bounce like that!?" 
Well tbodie, that's the thing - they can't. 

Posted by: Tonypete at April 07, 2021 10:37 PM (Rvt88)

142 My condolances on your sad loss, Russki.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 07, 2021 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

143 Part of the reason for the Edsel's failure is that kids were forced to sit facing backwards.

Posted by: pep at April 07, 2021 10:38 PM (v16oJ)

144 My first flight ever was into Baltimore. Guy I was flying with was a seasoned flier. 
Pilot slapped the runway hard enough to knock some luggage into the aisles from the overheads. 
Looked at my buddy afterward and he promptly told me that was not how landings usually go. 
I did notice the pilot failed to exit the cockpit and thank everyone for flying. Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 07, 2021 10:38 PM (s4dNo)

145 many here been going on and on about him as if he could have done something to reverse the tide and place Trump in the WH and did not; but that is not the case.  as far as integrity, who cares about his integrity ?  

Posted by: runner, Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink ! at April 07, 2021 10:38 PM (Q9SFr)

146 {{{Jewells}}}
{{{SMH}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 07, 2021 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

147 141 "Wow, who knew airplanes could bounce like that!?" Well tbodie, that's the thing - they can't. Posted by: Tonypete at April 07, 2021 10:37 PM (Rvt8

Well, in MY parallel Universe they can...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 07, 2021 10:38 PM (hOUT3)

148 Just back from vet. Had to put our boy down. RIP, KJ, you were Such a Good Boy. Gonna be a big hole in my heart for a long time.

Posted by:Russkilitloverat April 07, 2021 10:15 PM (nWxPx)

My condolences, my kitteh was really getting sick, has lots of problems, but the vet helped her through for now

Posted by: kbdabear at April 07, 2021 10:38 PM (qAR6u)

149 Also Wire is one of the best bands ever, so there.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 07, 2021 10:12 PM (OU+8W)

Was just listening to Pink Flag the other day: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nE8DFaxd94


Posted by: Pikov Andropov at April 07, 2021 10:39 PM (rt0xh)

150 I was told there would be no physics.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 07, 2021 10:39 PM (fLVm1)

151 Ladyl!

Posted by: SMH at April 07, 2021 10:39 PM (aDe8s)

152 I know nothing about Edsel Ford personally or if he had anything at all to do with the Ford Edsel but how much must it suck to have your name linked to it forever? Posted by: Oddbob at April 07, 2021 10:24 PM (qc+VF)
Edsel was long dead. The car was supposed to be a memorial to him. Recession year, a new brand of somewhat expensive cars that looked funny. What could go wrong? The cars themselves were really tarted-up Mercurys, and were no better nor worse than other Ford offerings of the year, quality-wise.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 07, 2021 10:39 PM (mzC78)

153 Goddamn you green kaptcha, goddamn you to Hell!

Posted by: kbdabear at April 07, 2021 10:40 PM (qAR6u)

154 Darwinian evolution is known - KNOWN - to be not just insufficient to generate complex life - but actively detrimental to it.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (woLQp)

That is nonsense. Darwin never claimed to explain the generation of complex structures. He discussed and presented a hypothesis that would explain speciation...the differences between species.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2021 10:40 PM (Q9lwr)

155 Firefox is still the most customisable browser available by far... Plus, it's the only browser that supports CNAME resolution for the most effective content blocking with uBlock Origin!

Posted by: Zettai at April 07, 2021 10:40 PM (e+8Sv)

156  My favorite branch of physics is the one where, in order to make the math work, one has to invent parallel universes.

Posted by:Some Rat in the swampat April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (3/Hyi)


And they do it with aplomb.  At this point, they do it gleefully.  If the data doesn't fit the hypothesis - in this case, THERE IS NO CREATOR OF ALL THINGS - they thereafter invent alternate universes that they themselves acknowledge are unobservable and untestable, positing that the laws of existence, the cosmological constant, physics as a whole, have 10^500 or greater possible combinations and since all of them are possible, surely they all have happened somewhere, and since they all happened somewhere, obviously fine-tuning was not needed to make the universe, and since no fine-tuning was needed, there is no need for God, and since there is no need for God...!


The sciences as a whole have a death rictus grin plastered on their collective faces, unable to advance or retreat, stuck in debating antiquated mechanisms and phenomena that have not only failed under all subsequent examination, but been proven destructive to the theories they were originally designed to extol. 


How is it that this still goes on?  I pray constantly for God to do something dramatic, and open our eyes, as a people, to the shameful ignorance masquerading as Ultimate Truth in academia.  I hate it all.  I hope I live to see it come crumbling down.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at April 07, 2021 10:41 PM (woLQp)

157 but that is not the case. as far as integrity, who cares about his integrity ? Posted by: runner, Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink ! at April 07, 2021 10:38 PM (Q9SFr)

Certainly, no One I Know!

Posted by: St Peter at April 07, 2021 10:41 PM (hOUT3)

158 133 Anyone else having trouble accessing the site? Has Google Chrome and Firefox decided to cancel it/us?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 07, 2021 10:33 PM (XsgXy)


No problem with Firefox here beyond that which Ace is reporting himself...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 07, 2021 10:35 PM (ZSK0i)



I ask because whenever I try to go to www.ace.mu.nu, I get this:

404 Site www.ace.mu.nu is not served on this interface

WTF?


Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 07, 2021 10:41 PM (XsgXy)

159
Looks like a bad day on the flight sim.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 07, 2021 10:41 PM (mht8P)

160
My favorite branch of physics is the one where, in order to make the math work, one has to invent parallel universes.

I don't remember...does Riker have a beard in the goatee Spock universe?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 07, 2021 10:41 PM (63Dwl)

161 Cambrian explosion
*mic drop*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 07, 2021 10:42 PM (fLVm1)

162 It's from a flight sim. It does not demonstrate any of the nonlinear structural deformations you get at greater than limit and in this case obviously, ultimate loads.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 07, 2021 10:27 PM (7dN4m)


Thank you for that.  I'm a bit on the gullible side, so I had to ask.

Posted by: browndog at April 07, 2021 10:42 PM (BgMrQ)

163 I pray constantly for God to do something dramatic
Be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: Sodom and Gomorrah at April 07, 2021 10:42 PM (v16oJ)

164 You don't buy Mo Greene out.  Mo Greene buys you out.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2021 10:42 PM (ybIRR)

165 87Nina Simone is simply kick-ass.

Posted by:LeftCoast Dawg

Indeed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZS7iKdRo5Q

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at April 07, 2021 10:43 PM (rt0xh)

166 E=MC²

Posted by: runner, Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink ! at April 07, 2021 10:43 PM (Q9SFr)

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