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by Deacon
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes
Replies: 439
Views: 46116

Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Congratulations! Not on the no days off part but the dream part :)
by Deacon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities

Emboldened and unbound indeed. And his loyalists continue to cheer for more. We’ll see how deep the desire runs to become a second-rate authoritarian nation. Trump’s War Against ‘the Deep State’ Enters a New Stage https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/politics/trump-vindman.html He’s been using Twit...
by Deacon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities

Martin Blank wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:22 pm
I foresee not a president chastened but a president emboldened.
Yeah, and his supporters are eating it up.

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by Deacon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities

Gauging from my Facebook feed, support for Trump runs strong despite his actions. Most of it focuses on the hate for Democrats, especially Pelosi after she tore up the printout of her speech, saying she it proves she serves, calling her childish, and so on, and then applauding Trump for going on a a...
by Deacon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities

The ranked-choice voting experiment in Maine is fascinating and fills me with giddy anticipation. I will be watching that closely! I foresee not a president chastened but a president emboldened. Well, yeah. The rest of your analysis is awesome and insightful, but when the senate doesn't even pretend...
by Deacon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: Caucuses to select candidates need to end
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Caucuses to select candidates need to end

It's not democratic, it's elitist, and it should end. I agree. There are also inherent problems with the way states like Iowa push their primaries to the front of the calendar. The oddball results can often have lasting and dramatically outsized results on the race for the nomination. The primaries...
by Deacon
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Guns and Weapons Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 62362

Re: The Guns and Weapons Thread

Now this might be interesting... Palmetto State Armory has announced what’s supposed to be an affordable MP5 clone in conjunction with Magpul. We’ll have to see how affordable.

https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/ ... ternative/
by Deacon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Guns and Weapons Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 62362

Re: The Guns and Weapons Thread

One day I’d still like a smooth running 9mm SBR with last round bold hold open and Glock mag compatibility. One day.
by Deacon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!

Ha! No matter how you envision it, that’s quite a sight.
by Deacon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Only Resolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 331

Re: Only Resolutions

FirebirdNC wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:49 pm
That sounds ominous
It’s hard. It’s real hard. At some point you just have to ask why you’re trying so hard.
by Deacon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!

Ovarian scalpels, but more like dick mallets. Blunt, imprecise, but painful none the less.
by Deacon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Only Resolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 331

Re: Only Resolutions

I have made no formal resolutions, but need to be generally more diligent and industrious and try to hold my marriage together :)
by Deacon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!

Ehhhxcellent *tents fingers*

Have there been many issues where moderator action has been required? Maybe I’m just blissfully unaware of spammers or someone who have been misbehaving. At least now we have an ovarian scalpel to eradicate such ridiculousness :)
by Deacon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: phpBB 3.3 upgrade complete
Replies: 14
Views: 135

Re: phpBB 3.3 upgrade complete

Argon2id is even harder to crack than bcrypt with options that can be cranked up to make it almost impossible to even run wordlists, let alone brute force. Brutal! I love it :) Of course hopefully people are following the best practice of using unique (and randomly generated) long passwords for eve...
by Deacon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!

Careful with Janky Jennifer! She’s corrupt! Witch hoax!