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    [–] Thrift store find Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in WoT

    Are you talking about the Lews Therin prologue, or the young Rand in the Two Rivers prologue? The Lews Therin one was always there, but there's another one with all the two rivers kids that introduces them a few years before the Winternight attack.

    [–] Thrift store find Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in WoT

    That's the young adult edition that split it into two or three books. I'm wondering if the advance reading copy had any differences with the text of the regular first edition. Apparently at least the maps and the cover are different.

    [–] Finding Parents' MAGA Hats Will One Day Be Equivalent of Discovering Their 'Ku Klux Klan Hood or Robe,' Says Professor Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in politics

    How, though? That country was fucked no matter what. Keeping the troops there made no difference, we destabilized the region and nothing we did from there on out could fix it. May as well have ripped the bandaid off and stopped sending Americans to kill and be killed for no goddamned reason.

    [–] Finding Parents' MAGA Hats Will One Day Be Equivalent of Discovering Their 'Ku Klux Klan Hood or Robe,' Says Professor Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in politics

    No. He doesn't get that excuse. Not for drone striking weddings full of women and children, not for breaking his promise to close Gitmo, and certainly not for continuing the PATRIOT act.

    Fuck Obama. He's a neocon with a D next to his name.

    [–] Finding Parents' MAGA Hats Will One Day Be Equivalent of Discovering Their 'Ku Klux Klan Hood or Robe,' Says Professor Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in politics

    Well of course the Obamas get along with them. They're war criminals, too! The biggest difference between the two administrations was Obama was down with the gays, while Bush's position was "down with the gays." when it comes to Bush's wars and his unconstitutional power grabs, though, Obama just quietly kept it all going. And he got a pass for it from the same people in the media that spent the previous 8 years rightfully ripping into Bush for it!

    [–] Whitestone Dome claims to be the only screen protector compatible w/ Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in Android

    And you're not going to get scratches unless you take the protector off and don't replace it. It's a hell of a lot easier to guarantee that than it is to never drop something you carry around every day.

    [–] When there's a minimum word count on an essay, so you use more than just 14 words Owyn_Merrilin 2 points ago in ForwardsFromKlandma

    Oh yeah. For some reason I thought you were talking about pol/alt right types, not right wingers in general.

    [–] When there's a minimum word count on an essay, so you use more than just 14 words Owyn_Merrilin 12 points ago in ForwardsFromKlandma

    No alcohol, either. There's a historical anecdote where one of the emperors of Russia was supposedly considering converting to Islam, but the booze thing stopped him.

    [–] Whitestone Dome claims to be the only screen protector compatible w/ Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in Android

    Huh. Surprising, then. I had that problem with my fire tablet, but it had a glass screen and a plastic body that was entirely too flexible.

    [–] Who would win? Owyn_Merrilin -1 points ago * (lasted edited 11 hours ago) in gaming

    comparable to Dragon Warrior/Quest in the east.

    So comparable that gen 1 was basically a Dragon Quest clone with more emphasis on the monster catching mechanics from the SNES era games. Everything right down to the menus was pure DQ.

    Edit: Wow, downvotes for a basic fact. Goes to show how popular DQ is outside of Japan. If I'd said this to a Japanese audience, any pushback would have been from people who thought I was wasting their time by stating the obvious.

    [–] Thrift store find Owyn_Merrilin 2 points ago in WoT

    Whoah, those maps are neat. Any textual differences would likely be minor, maybe even just typos, but those maps are significantly different. Really cool find.

    [–] Whitestone Dome claims to be the only screen protector compatible w/ Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Owyn_Merrilin 2 points ago in Android

    Glass screen protectors generally have a film on the underside that holds it together if it shatters. Anything that manages to get far enough through to do that is going to have penetrated far enough that the whole thing is basically pulverized anyway.

    [–] Whitestone Dome claims to be the only screen protector compatible w/ Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in Android

    Is the whole device plastic? I'd imagine an aluminum back would mitigate that problem. In a way all phones have plastic screens (if we think of the panel itself as the screen), you just normally can't remove the glass screen protector because it's permanently attached.

    [–] Whitestone Dome claims to be the only screen protector compatible w/ Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Owyn_Merrilin 5 points ago in Android

    Man, that's another thing. Making the bezels reasonably small is one thing, but completely getting rid of them is just asinine. My new tablet still has bezels, but they're really thin and I keep activating stuff on the screen with my palm. I can't imagine how much of a pain in the ass no bezels at all would be.

    There's durability issues there, too -- I dropped my last tablet and cracked the very corner of the glass. Fortunately that corner was all bezel, so the screen was fine.

    [–] Whitestone Dome claims to be the only screen protector compatible w/ Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Owyn_Merrilin 4 points ago in Android

    Well, that's kind of the point. Plastic screens scratch, glass screens shatter. Plastic screens with glass screen protectors do neither. If you somehow break the screen protector you just pop on another one and keep going.

    [–] Carai an Caldazar! Carai an Ellisande! Al Ellisande! Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in WoT

    Something funny connected to that is that at one point Birgitte talks about his old tongue accent. Apparently it fluctuates from sounding like a high born nobleman to sounding like an ancient hick, depending on what he's saying.

    [–] Thrift store find Owyn_Merrilin 7 points ago in WoT

    Early copies handed out to reviewers before release. Anyone know if there's any textual differences between the two versions? The cover's obviously different.

    [–] Whitestone Dome claims to be the only screen protector compatible w/ Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Owyn_Merrilin 8 points ago in Android

    I've always felt like glass screens were a bad idea. My dream phone has a plastic screen, an aluminum back, a glass screen protector (that way you get the best of both worlds, a smooth in the hand feeling and protection from both scratches and shattering instead of one of the two), and a big battery. But then I want something durable and long lasting, while the manufacturers want regular upgrades.

    [–] Whitestone Dome claims to be the only screen protector compatible w/ Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Owyn_Merrilin 28 points ago in Android

    They're prone to bubbles that don't come off easy.

    Frankly I don't get the whole curved edges thing. The only way it remotely makes sense is if the manufacturers want more screens damaged so you'll upgrade faster.

    [–] Whitestone Dome claims to be the only screen protector compatible w/ Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Owyn_Merrilin 7 points ago in Android

    Man, at that price it should come with an insurance policy where they replace the whole damned phone if the screen gets broken while the protector is on it.

    [–] Looking for >8 inches, heaphone jack, cheap. Owyn_Merrilin 1 points ago in androidtablets

    peloton software

    Wow, TIL that's an app. I've seen those commercials a million times and always thought they were selling internet connected exercise bikes with built in screens. That's a pretty ridiculous fail on their part

    [–] "Recipes are like training wheels, sure they work, but if you're 40 and using them you look like a retard." Owyn_Merrilin 3 points ago * (lasted edited 15 hours ago) in iamveryculinary

    It's an experience thing. You know how jam sessions work, right? Same thing. The actual form of foods people like are pretty rigid, it really is protein, carb, veg, like the other guy said. Much like jazz and the blues, the creativity is in how you put it together, and with enough experience you really can just throw something good together on the fly. Eventually you just know enough about what goes well with what that you can skim over an ingredient list and know what you need to do and how to adjust it to your taste.

    Historically, that's all a lot of cook books were -- lists of ingredients with no instructions. Even now, there's all sorts of knowledge that the recipe just assumes you have. Hell, even in baking, skilled bakers don't follow the recipe exactly because those recipes were made with calibrated industrial ovens in mind, and they know what to adjust for their own oven.

    [–] Indoctrinating homophobia and self-hate in the name of god... emotional abuse? Owyn_Merrilin 4 points ago in casualChildAbuse

    The problem with applying that to something like homosexuality is that you have to actually be sorry for committing the "sin" and make efforts not to do it in the future. That really doesn't work for something like this. We're not talking about someone who killed someone in a fit of rage and has spent the rest of their life trying to atone for it, here. We're talking about someone who, if you really believe homosexuality is a sin, is just inherently sinful, above and beyond the way humans in general are.

    Which then of course gets to "if god is loving and made everyone, but hates gay people, then why did he make me this way?"

    Personally, I don't think there's a good answer to that. Even if you assume homosexuality isn't a sin, you're still left with this all powerful being who tortures people for all eternity because he made them just to be tortured.