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by Shyster
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 130
Views: 6327

Guilty Pleasures

I'm an educated professional with a professional doctorate degree. That said, I can watch tractor-pull engine-explosion videos on YouTube all day long. Dude, you ever seen an engine blow up so hard that the entire engine block flies completely out of the vehicle? Well, now you have: http://www.youtu...
by Shyster
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 4931
Views: 184772

RIP

Oh, man, all the splendid female butts I saw in the 80s thanks to her making skin-tight designer jeans a thing. She did for men back then what the creator of yoga pants is doing for men today. God bless, you, ma'am, and Godspeed.
by Shyster
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1080
Views: 29111

Non-Military Aviation

Industry watchers have been anticipating the A321XLR for a while now as a preemptive strike against Boeing's upcoming 797 "middle of the market" aircraft. There are hundreds of aging 757s that will be to be replaced in the next 5–10 years. United, Delta, and American together operate more than 230 o...
by Shyster
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 124595
Views: 2886510

Politics And Current Events

So do we have an intersection of the First and Fifth here, Shyster? I can receive the info according to the first, but since the FEC declares that as a campaign violation can I also refuse to inform the FBI because it would incriminate myself? The 5th only applies in a setting of which you were cha...
by Shyster
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Travel Thread
Replies: 3629
Views: 90120

Travel Thread

Qantas is hoping for even longer flights. It has a request for proposals out to Boeing and Airbus for what it calls "Project Sunrise": an aircraft that could fly Sydney–New York nonstop with a full load and Sydney–London nonstop with a reduced load. Not even the Airbus A350-900ULR variant that Singa...
by Shyster
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 124595
Views: 2886510

Politics And Current Events

The First Amendment is not overridden just because an election is involved. That's a main takeaway from the Citizen's United case. And foreign nationals in the United States are also covered by the the First Amendment.
by Shyster
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 124595
Views: 2886510

Politics And Current Events

I'm not sure what the First Amendment question or applicability would be for Doe in this example. Is there a 1A right to receive speech? Yes. The SCOTUS has held that there is a 1A right to hear speech and to receive information. See , e.g. , Martin v. City of Struthers , 319 U.S. 141 (1943) (sayin...
by Shyster
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Job and General Employment Thread
Replies: 8734
Views: 226837

Job and General Employment Thread

What’s the value in it? Who decided that dressing “professionally” has any bearing on your performance? People who can demonstrate professionalism in one area will generally exhibit professionalism in other areas. Conversely, people who express sloppiness or carelessness in one area are more likely...
by Shyster
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 124595
Views: 2886510

Politics And Current Events

The Chair of the Federal Election Commission has issued a statement in response to Trump's ABC News interview. "It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a US election. This is not a novel concept." Whether "dirt," or me...
by Shyster
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Job and General Employment Thread
Replies: 8734
Views: 226837

Job and General Employment Thread

IMO, "customer's don't (or won't) see me" is not a reason to not dress professionally. I can go weeks between court appearances or face-to-face meetings with clients, and I still dress the same. Personally, I really like the Japanese practice of having corporate uniforms. It's very common for even o...
by Shyster
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Job and General Employment Thread
Replies: 8734
Views: 226837

Job and General Employment Thread

I wear dress pants, a dress shirt and tie, and a sport coat every day even though I don't have to. People dress far too casually these days, and a lot of people dress like absolute slobs. Looking professional is part of being professional.
by Shyster
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 1845
Views: 47650

Restaurant Recommendations

Anyone have an opinion on Doce Taqueria? I see they're opening a new location on McKnight, which is my neck of the woods.
by Shyster
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Motorsports (non-NASCAR)
Replies: 2029
Views: 62538

Motorsports (non-NASCAR)

I wonder how much work it would take to stick one of those Honda motorcycle engines in, say, a Mazda Miata.
by Shyster
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 213
Views: 4332

Police earning the hate

Watch these two videos as police in Phoenix point their guns at a couple (accompanied by their two children) in an SUV and shout that "I'm m gonna f**king put a cap right in your head!” and “You’re gonna get f**king shot in the head!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3EZIth8koI http://www.youtube.com...
by Shyster
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 213
Views: 4332

Police earning the hate

The City of Vallejo, California, Has a Police Problem—and It's All Being Caught on Camera

https://reason.com/2019/06/13/the-city- ... -on-camera
by Shyster
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cooking and Dining
Replies: 8171
Views: 237153

Cooking and Dining

The Sous Vide Everything YouTube channel did a couple videos on the "dry aging" of beef with fish sauce. I don't think they thought much of it, but I am aware that some people say that fish sauce produces a facsimile of a dry-aged steak. The Sous Vide Everything guys also did some videos where the s...
by Shyster
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 7014
Views: 235555

Video Games

Hollow Knight: Silksong gameplay from E3 on the Nintendo Switch:

by Shyster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: 2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL THREAD
Replies: 333
Views: 3914

2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL THREAD

Congrats, Blues. Thank you so much for depriving Boston of a championship.
by Shyster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: 2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL THREAD
Replies: 333
Views: 3914

2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL THREAD

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by Shyster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: 2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL THREAD
Replies: 333
Views: 3914

2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL THREAD

On man, this is definitely the first time I've ever felt joy at a Brayden Schenn goal.
by Shyster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cooking and Dining
Replies: 8171
Views: 237153

Cooking and Dining

Not from there. Whole Foods has a corporate "no guns" policy, so I refuse to shop there.
by Shyster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 4778
Views: 129114

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

My first question for the cop car auction would be, "Are there any smells?" Because the odds that some drunks have blown chunks or crapped their pants in the back seat are pretty decent.
by Shyster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cooking and Dining
Replies: 8171
Views: 237153

Cooking and Dining

It literally translates as 'drops of anchovy' or something along those lines. Which actually doesn't sound very good at all. lol I have not used it in cooking, but I have had it in food and think it's tasty. It is a very different animal than say Vietnamese or Thai fish sauce. SE Asian fish sauces ...
by Shyster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
Replies: 757
Views: 26156

Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

It's going to be a while, unfortunately. The next launch that I see on the schedule for Vandy is the SpaceX SAOCOM 1B mission, which is roughly penciled in for early January 2020.
by Shyster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
Replies: 757
Views: 26156

Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

SpaceX this morning successfully launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission for the Canadian Space Agency from a very foggy Vandenberg AFB. The three satellites launched on the mission will provide Earth-observation services for maritime surveillance (ice, surface wind, oil pollution and ship monit...