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by Shyster
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:39 pm
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Topic: Any Chess Players?
Replies: 136
Views: 17032

Any Chess Players?

Game six of the WCC was epic. I was honestly shocked to see a classical-format win for Carlsen. I think they said that the last such win in the World Championship was in 2016. And that was also the longest game in WCC history. I knew ish must have gotten real when I went to watch Agadmator's recap o...
by Shyster
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:27 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 192516
Views: 7398478

Politics And Current Events

Alec Baldwin's assertion that he didn't pull the trigger is almost certainly bullcrap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZdXGX61pao Colt SAAs admittedly don't have transfer-bar or hammer-block safeties. But they do have multiple half-cock notches that are designed to catch a falling hammer if one's t...
by Shyster
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:27 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
Replies: 2538
Views: 99912

I need a ruling on this

I usually look for at least an hour for a layover, although I might be able to accept less if I knew the connection distance would be short. For example, because DTW is a Delta hub, Delta flights there could arrive/depart from any of Concourses A, B, or C. Pretty much everyone else uses Concourse D ...
by Shyster
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:15 pm
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Topic: MLB
Replies: 6507
Views: 344762

MLB

I think MLB should be split into two leagues with a three-team promotion/relegation scheme like English soccer. Let the Dodgers, Yankees, Mets, etc. of the world have a, say, 12-team premier league to play in, and everyone else gets a second league.
by Shyster
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:06 pm
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Topic: Fast Food Thread
Replies: 2165
Views: 90077

Fast Food Thread

Sometimes some greasy fried fish just totally hits the spot. About six months ago I drove to the South Hills just to get some Long Johns because there isn't one anywhere near me.
by Shyster
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:29 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 192516
Views: 7398478

Politics And Current Events

https://twitter.com/mjs_DC/status/1466442103513305093?t=B-sEQyO59P41BHQVlyAiiQ&s=19 Greater punishment for exercising a Constitutional right. I wish I could say I can't see this one sticking, but given how the Supreme Court is currently situated... No mention in this tweet that federal courts have ...
by Shyster
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:30 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 192516
Views: 7398478

Politics And Current Events

I had to laugh when Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar said this line during argument: "And the nature of fundamental rights is that it's not left up to state legislatures to decide whether to honor them or not." That is, of course, the precise opposite of what the Biden Solicitor General's office...
by Shyster
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:55 am
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Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
Replies: 1313
Views: 124062

Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

Who wants a long (90+ minutes) detailed video on the history of Soviet rocket engines from pedantic nerd Everyday Astronaut? Being a pedantic nerd myself, I sure as heck do.

by Shyster
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:34 am
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Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1129
Views: 98353

Police earning the hate

What happened to Stephen Lara was literally an act of highway robbery. Armed men waylaid his car and seized his life savings. For anyone else, the perpetrators would be criminals who would be headed to jail for years. But because they were wearing shiny badges, their actions were legal. It is absolu...
by Shyster
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: GDT 2̶4̶ 23: Pens-Oilers
Replies: 102
Views: 614

GDT 2̶4̶ 23: Pens-Oilers

I'm going with "Aging team on the inevitable decline after years in contention."
by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: GDT 2̶4̶ 23: Pens-Oilers
Replies: 102
Views: 614

GDT 2̶4̶ 23: Pens-Oilers

Their goalie wears #19. The **** is that?
Reminds me of a question I've never seen answered. I know the "traditional" goalie numbers are 1 and 30, but I've never seen any explanation of why. Did some legendary goalies way back when wear those numbers or something? Anyone know?
by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:52 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 192516
Views: 7398478

Politics And Current Events

I guess the gun pulled its own trigger...

by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:24 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1129
Views: 98353

Police earning the hate

A Tucson police officer shot a man in a wheelchair 9 times, killing him. The department is moving to fire him. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/12/01/richard-lee-richards-tucson-police-shooting/ On Monday evening, Richard Lee Richards rolled his motorized wheelchair toward the entrance of...
by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:04 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 7398478

Politics And Current Events


Don't worry. Rittenhouse is getting a free replacement.

by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:31 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 32785
Views: 1066651

COVID-19

I'm actually interested to hear now just how much protection a 2 shot person has now after 6 months of the second shot - based on classifications. Does the MRNA stuff really die that quickly? A study in Sweden found significant waning, to the point where the Pfizer and Astrazenica vaccines showed e...
by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:54 am
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Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1129
Views: 98353

Police earning the hate

And speaking of the Blue Wall of Silence: Dead rats, death threats, destroyed careers. How law enforcement punishes its whistleblowers non-paywall link: https://archive.ph/OeEBA To many in law enforcement, snitching against another cop is a betrayal that can’t go unpunished. Those who enforce this c...
by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:47 am
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Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1129
Views: 98353

Police earning the hate

How the theft of 44 firearms from an L.A. gun store exploded into an LAPD scandal https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-29/allegations-lapd-gun-store-case-investigation-claims-corruption Before it all came crashing down, Archi Duenas’ gun-stealing scheme was relatively simple, county pro...
by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:27 am
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Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1129
Views: 98353

Police earning the hate

Sewall's Point, FL, police officer arrested and accused of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old boy.

by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1129
Views: 98353

Police earning the hate

by Shyster
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:16 am
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Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 7085
Views: 372563

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

Can you imagine the percentage of rural America that would have been conceived in the back of a Firebird wagon if Pontiac had made that car?
by Shyster
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:04 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 192516
Views: 7398478

Politics And Current Events

I am amused that Jussie Smollett is actually trying to double down on his whole "I was attacked" bullcrap.
by Shyster
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:54 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 53586
Views: 2727647

Randomness Dos

Happy Birthday!
by Shyster
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:11 pm
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Topic: Cooking and Dining
Replies: 9928
Views: 536694

Cooking and Dining

This year's batch of fruitcakes (the Alton Brown "Free Range Fruitcake" recipe) have been completed. Making them now allows for enough time for them to age before Christmas.

With all of the dried fruit, nuts, and booze in these, I estimate a cost of around $30 per cake just for the ingredients.
by Shyster
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:16 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1129
Views: 98353

Police earning the hate

Lying NYPD Officers Cost Prosecutors Sixty More Criminal Convictions https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211113/14001847937/lying-nypd-officers-cost-prosecutors-sixty-more-criminal-convictions.shtml Fighting crimes is easier when it's not being done by criminals. A bunch of cases are being tossed i...
by Shyster
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:09 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 192516
Views: 7398478

Politics And Current Events

Clearly if they truly supported the LGBTQ+ community they would have announced that Snap, Crackle, and Pop are gay and in a polyamorous relationship and Tony the Tiger is a trans genderqueer woman.