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#41
Off the Record / Re: If you were Kamala Harris,...
Last post by Valmy - July 24, 2024, 01:14:45 PM
I mean Lincoln put a Democrat on his ticket literally during a Civil War and that worked out great. Not one bad thing resulted from that move.
#42
Off the Record / Re: General issues
Last post by viper37 - July 24, 2024, 01:10:46 PM
Quote from: Norgy on July 13, 2024, 08:26:32 AMI wanted some other opinions than the more or less ill-informed ones I read every day.
Uh... Wrong place mate.  Wrong place.
:P :lol:
#43
Off the Record / Re: If you were Kamala Harris,...
Last post by viper37 - July 24, 2024, 12:59:00 PM
Quote from: garbon on July 23, 2024, 10:47:34 AMIf they had done the decent thing they wouldn't still be a Republican, they'd be at a push an independent.

I honestly can't think of any benefit such a ticket would bring either during election cycle or during governance in the US.
John McCain died a Republican. ;)

I'll play devil's advocate here:  some Republicans are trying to change things from the inside.  But they're being targeted so they stay quiet now. 

But I agree with you that a unity ticket would be a bad move and would piss off both sides.

It might work after the next Civil War though... ;)
#44
Off the Record / Re: What does a TRUMP presiden...
Last post by Josquius - July 24, 2024, 12:58:26 PM
I do hope out of this the SS gets reformed including receiving a new name which is
1:more accurate to their job.
2:doesn't involve talking about The SS. It's too SSy

(https://youtu.be/anjbOuMiGXY?si=B33Vu-P5u94I-G9K)
#45
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Josquius - July 24, 2024, 12:53:36 PM
Dude. You're like. 100.
#46
Off the Record / Re: If you were Kamala Harris,...
Last post by viper37 - July 24, 2024, 12:49:35 PM
Quote from: Savonarola on July 23, 2024, 08:35:20 AMGretchen Whitmer; we haven't had a vice president that spoke without an accent since the end of the Nixon era so I think we're due.  :)



 ;)

Edit:  Also the VP debate would be the legendary rivalry: Michigan vs. Ohio.
Biden has an accent? Weird.  I don't notice it.



Anyway.

I'm not sure it should be two women, I'm not sure there should be a gay VP.

Yes, it shouldn't matter.  But it's the US.  The best candidate does not always win.

I think I'd go with Kelly.

Not that I know any of their policies, except that Withmer also seems the kind of woman that would not let herself be easily intimidated by Republicans and would counter-punch.
#47
Off the Record / Re: Microsoft Cloud is down- i...
Last post by viper37 - July 24, 2024, 12:43:28 PM
Quote from: The Minsky Moment on July 24, 2024, 12:52:41 AM
Quote from: viper37 on July 23, 2024, 07:26:28 PMYou are in New York City.  Not living in a rural road on the countryside with shitty upload speed and limited download speed.  max I can get is 200/50 and I have to buy a business internet subscription for that.  Otherwise, I'd have 100/30 with throttling.  And they tell me they have no plans to upgrade anytime soon.


Yeah that would definitely be an issue for cloud gaming.  Here bandwidth is plentiful but space is at a premium. So cloud gaming >> big gaming rig.
Yeah. I can see the appeal for city centre.

But my cousin is in Montreal, not too far off the city center, and he can't get fiber.

I see the need for both high upload and download speed when using cloud gaming as nothing is local.  Cable internet can have decent download speed, but you are often stuck at low (<50mbps) download speed, and that is still a vast majority of the occidental world.  Not to mention other remote parts that get their internet with satellites.

#48
Off the Record / Re: What does a TRUMP presiden...
Last post by grumbler - July 24, 2024, 12:26:51 PM
Quote from: The Minsky Moment on July 24, 2024, 12:00:41 AMYou blame both. Cops for not following orders, SS for not verifying. The potential that local PD does not properly follow direction has to be considered a material non-zero probability.

This.  The SS appears to have gotten complacent and didn't respond to changes in the situation.
#49
Off the Record / Re: What does a TRUMP presiden...
Last post by grumbler - July 24, 2024, 12:23:40 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on July 23, 2024, 03:43:02 PMChurchill invaded the Dardanelles on his own.

OT, but  :huh: Churchill supported the invasion, but it had been on the table in the British government even before the OE entered the war.  His mistake was grossly overestimating the chances of success for the naval operation to force the straits.
#50
Off the Record / Re: Facebook Follies of Friend...
Last post by Syt - July 24, 2024, 12:22:58 PM
Quote from: grumbler on July 24, 2024, 11:32:41 AM
Quote from: Syt on July 24, 2024, 11:27:11 AM
Quote from: grumbler on July 24, 2024, 11:19:21 AMLots of moronic things are published on the internet every day.  We don't need to see them, let alone see them without context so that we don't even know who to laugh at.

This is about as much context as I can provide: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1025315582311089&set=gm.4101400513430721&idorvanity=1613657848871679

Well, plus my sister sharing it without further comment.

I apologize for my snark.  I had lost track of the thread I was in.  Your post was perfectly in line with this thread's purpose, and mine was not.

No worries. :) I regularly comment in a thread and then realize that I posted my response in the wrong tropic :D