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  1. Stupid Washing Machine

    Maytag is Whirlpool, just more expensive. They are both good, but I'd go with the equivalent Whirlpool model and save money.
  2. North Korea

    I dunno how much truth there is to it, but I was reading earlier today that China issued a statement on the situation. Basically, they said if NK strikes first, they would remain neutral in the conflict. If the US issues a pre-emptive strike on NK, China would declare war on the US. There is an awful lot of rhetoric flying around right now, but China is one of a very few countries that I think the US could legitimately lose a war with. They may not have our technical or tactical expertise, but they can literally throw humans at the problem until it goes away.
  3. North Korea

    You could be right. I can't find the numbers at the moment, but I remember hearing after the last successful test that the success rate of THAAD hitting moving targets is around 50%. Here's an NYT article (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/world/asia/north-korea-military-options-trump.html) that provides another valid reason.
  4. North Korea

    I'm genuinely curious about something... We have deployed THAAD in South Korea, right? And we keep launching dummy ICBMs and trying to shoot them down to test THAAD. And North Korea keeps testing ICBMs by making unannounced launches into the Sea of Japan. Why in the name of Xenu don't we start shooting down their test fires? It's a win-win situation. First of all, they don't get the data from the test launch to know how well their ICBM is working. Second, we get a live, unannounced test of our defense system (which could come in handy if that ignorant bastard ever tried to launch a live one).
  5. North Korea

    Uh...OK. I can tell you that I wouldn't be dealing drugs in his country (or his city before he was president). It's a pretty strong deterrent to commit crimes when your president supports the police straight-up murdering you.
  6. Indiana college warns of possible squirrel attacks

    No...he read that squirrel is high in cholesterol.
  7. North Korea

    I think we should tell Rodrigo Duterte that Kim Jong Un is funding ISIS in the Philippines. Un will be dead within the week.
  8. EB.com Facelift?

    I think RG divided by zero. That was a weird one. Usually when the board goes down, there is a generic Wally World is Closed type message. This time, there was a random string of HTML sometimes, and other times just a blank page.
  9. Basement 2.0

    Me and two buddies from college framed my entire basement in one day (~14 hours). I had an AutoCAD drawing showing every stud with measurements, had a local lumber company do a take-off from my drawing, and had most of the studs drilled for wiring before we started. It cost me a case of beer and lots of pizza, but was worth every penny.
  10. WI State Fair Food Checklist (2017)

    @knight1fox3 hit the nail on the head. Disney parks don't need a Wall-E attraction because the fat people on scooters staring at their cell phones and sipping on a big gulp are a perfect re-creation of the entire movie.
  11. Dumping Direct and Cable TV

    The WebNets.
  12. Random Thoughts Version 2.0

    I don't carry one daily, but when I do, I have a super lightweight (but with a 3" blade) Kershaw. Love that knife.
  13. Random Thoughts Version 2.0

    I went from 9 to 12 to 14 to (a smaller version of) 13 to 18.
  14. Random Thoughts Version 2.0

    I go to GenCon in Indianapolis every year. It's a gaming convention (mostly board games and card games, but they have some video gaming, too). I have a bunch of friends in Indy that are very much into complex board games. It's a fun way to pass the time for me, but I'm not super into it. I just go to the Con every year because I love watching the people. I've always liked going to trade shows anyway, and this is a fun one.
  15. The Running Thread

    A friend of mine that competes in Ironman races uses a Garmin Fenix, and he swears by it. But then again, he needs the water resistance and has the bicycle attachments that connect to the Fenix to record cadence, etc. I have a lower-spec'd, lower priced Garmin (don't remember the model) that has heart rate and GPS, and it is pretty awesome. I like that it maps your runs and keeps track of steps per minute, stride, "lap" times (usually just 1 mile split times, but I think you can configure it for actual laps), etc.