Decay

By | July 17, 2019

Going to research the decay rate of various plastics and perhaps buy a few thousand more plastic straws and other plastic utensils.

Can’t insulate against all liberal stupidity, but against some, sure.

VMs are the Answer

By | July 16, 2019

Ya’ll need to look into virtual machines. It’s very, very easy to do this with VMs. Virtual machines and their hypervisors all support some version of snapshotting (though the names differ). Here’s how to use them in Hyper-V.

This tech has been around for a dozen years, widely available, so isn’t new at all. I’m surprised by how little people keep up with things like this. I use VMs, snapshots, etc. extensively.

If you don’t feel like you have the tech knowledge to handle VMs, Windows 10 supports system restore points that are also very easy to use and are nearly-identical to what this person is requesting. Mac OS has Time Machine which does nearly the same thing.

So…I see people request this sort of thing all the time and it already exists and has for a very long while. Weird.

Larger

By | July 16, 2019

In my post about Fat Acceptance the other day, I mentioned how they seemed to discuss their bodies as if they were completely disconnected from themselves. Here’s some evidence:

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I don’t even disagree with the basic message but I do find it fascinating how they tend to discuss their corporeal beings as if there is no connection at all between their actions in the world and the results of those actions. I know, part of it is that evasion of responsibility is the real American pastime and which is concomitant with the obvious truth that FA could’ve only developed and prospered in the US.

Is this some form of dysmorphia? I’m not a doctor but it strikes me as completely bizarre to discuss one’s body as utterly separate like this.

The View

By | July 16, 2019

More info Kevin Drum needs to read but won’t.

Kevin Drum puts in earplugs, slaps on some blinders, and declares confidently, “All is well!” Such is the purview of old white Boomers who fucked the planet.

Just Florida Things

By | July 16, 2019

We found a small leech roaming around in our external entryway. It’s been humid and very rainy lately so I guess they are exploring in the more-hospitable environment.

We put it back outside again.

RL

By | July 15, 2019

I love making the rules-lawyering assclowns angry by calling corporate censorship what it is: censorship.

It might not help the world, but making idiots angry keeps me happy.

Actors

By | July 15, 2019

I’m with Scarlett. The moronic beliefs that identity politics has produced actually harms representation and even more importantly, good sense. Actors are called “actors” for a reason, i.e., they act like other people. That is their entire job. Many of them are even great at it, far better than any substitute hire that checked all the identitarian boxes.

Exercisim

By | July 14, 2019

If You Stop Thinking Of Exercise As A Way To Lose Weight, You May Actually Enjoy It.

Exercise is a terrible way to lose weight. As the article notes, the human body is really quite efficient; exercising, even hard exercise, doesn’t really burn that many calories.

I’ve gained enough muscle in the past 9 months that I do think I burn a good bit more calories during the day, but I’ve also worked out far harder than most people would care to to get this far. For losing weight, calories in, calories out is where it’s at, and its far easier to deal with it at the “calories in” portion of that equation.