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Journal Journal: Kapla: Spirals

Just building stuff, sometimes continuing the following week: Week 1 Week 2

The booklet had a spiral which took some time to figure out. Basically, 2 pieces in the middle, and 1 on each side of it, which makes it look really cool, and more importantly, supports the turned pieces. They do a slow turn though.

After figuring it out, we went for a 3, that is, 3 in the middle, 2 on each side, and 1 on each side of that. With 1000 pieces, that allows 111 levels of 9 pieces each, which is what a friend built in the picture. The last piece might be lost, but there are 3 warped pieces in there. Got to watch out where to put them!

Kapla is expensive, but with a small table, the enjoyment never ends. In only takes a few minutes for even the ardent to give in and start building!


Journal Journal: He who shall not be named

"It may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS"

"Man, who would have expected the ride we're all having right now? ... The money's rolling in and this is fun,"

"I've never seen anything like this, and this going to be a very good year for us. Sorry. It's a terrible thing to say. But, bring it on... Keep going"

- Les Moonves

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Journal Journal: "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."

He knows how to entertain.

He understands ratings...

She may be smarter, better prepared... It won't matter. She is terrible entertainment...

He is Kim Kardashian*. She is Judy Woodruff.

Who gets better ratings?

Who would you rather watch for the next four years?



I wonder, is this just another scare piece?


Journal Journal: "I didn't produce our show" 4

"I just showed up for the final..." [act].

His complaint against the GOP is about ratings, not the content. Gee, what else is new there? The circus was a flop My goodness, even Bieber turned down five mil...

And yet, I have these morons constantly badgering me about not taking his campaign seriously, and that failure to endorse one is actually endorsing the other.

You people are nuts. The race should be between Johnson and Clinton. (I've written off Stein as one those going overboard on disarmament and "compromise", more like appeasement. She's not ready to deal with the sociopathy). Trump shouldn't even be in the picture. It is sad to see him get a single vote amongst the so-called "serious" people. The only logical deduction to draw from that is that they aren't serious. The man's continued presence is the evidence. When you wash away all the bullshit, all that is left is the shtick.

The internet really is TV. It is making people stupid. Or maybe the Russian/Chinese trolls really have taken over.

So let's let the Neilsen Company count the votes. It's as good as anything.

Speaking of which, the Slashdot Poll looks pretty accurate so far. The newspapers could use it as a guide.

First Person Shooters (Games)

Journal Journal: Buttered Cat Paradox - you all know what that is. 3

It is this year's presidential election. The fanatics on both sides are positively spinning out of control.

And I am discovering my apparently unique ability to bring out their inner child that maybe, until now, they never realized was there. Wow! But there it is! Shouting, screaming, kicking...

What a scene, what a scene!

Just did a quick check. Doesn't really look good for Don. But maybe congress and state legislators can keep things under control. Let's hope they can hold off a convention for at least eight more years, or you can kiss the Bill of Rights adios

Shit! I didn't know ol' boy left. That's not cool.



Journal Journal: Democrat dweebs 5

What's the word for those so desperately grasping at straws, Bush, Cheney, Nader, anything at all avoid the truth in why they lose elections? They will not ever accept that it is because they suck. They put up weak candidates, Humphrey, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, that present no opposition to the other side, and demand we all play along. This is why republicans do, and Trump can win*. It is that simple. And people like me will always catch shit for seeing through the charade.

*personally I think it's intentional as part of their tag team methods

Well, since it is well documented I am the literary midget of Slashdot, I found an article, courtesy MH42 (a person who is either the most sincere, or the best troll in these parts. I kid, man. You're cool), That can explain my thoughts far better than I can, in spite of the minor quibbles I have over third party voting, and maybe one or two little things that would just be distraction from the overall message. See, I really do know how to compromise, where it is merited. So, enjoy, and STFU! you dumbasses! Full apologies to and in memory of our best friend Red. I hope he comes back some day, and Smith too, maybe then we will see the return of ,heheh, civility (the admirable direct talking kind, not the PC weenie shit that democrats and other conservatives push and will legislate given half a chance) in JournalLand.

And stay out of the dark alleys if you don't want to suffer a most painful death.

thank you, and good night ladies

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Journal Journal: Link o' the day:Raw cookie dough vs health & value judgments

Why public health worries don't have to ruin your cookie dough This and its ilk have been going around for a little while. I especially liked the part mentioning value judgements:

But the key word of the previous sentence is "unnecessarily." Whether something is necessary or not is not a scientific judgment. It is a value judgment. An FDA official may personally believe that eating raw cookie dough isn't important and choose to never eat it. That is their choice. At the same time, I can believe that eating cookie dough (made from flour known to be not part of the recall and pasteurized eggs) is something that I enjoy enough that I'm willing to put myself and my children at (a very small) risk to do.

Someone ought to tell him that in US English, periods go outside the quotation mark.

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