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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2021, 11:47:21 AM »
I quoted it for his phrasing. This isn't a serious thread.
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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2021, 11:48:50 AM »
In 1982, a law was passed in Zimbabwe forbidding citizens from making jokes about President Banana's name.
 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #92 on: February 09, 2021, 12:37:56 PM »
was he a good conductor?
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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #93 on: February 09, 2021, 01:29:22 PM »
Things take a while to get up here... At a time when fidget spinners in the lower 48 had been collecting dust
for months, they were the hottest new trend in town. The cashier told me they can barely keep them in stock:



The photo is from February 2020. The "Guilds of Ravnica" card set was released in October of 2018. I don't
suppose Barrow has much of a Magic scene... Then again, they must have had some reason to stock it.
 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #94 on: February 09, 2021, 01:30:31 PM »
https://gulfnews.com/entertainment/five-boardgames-to-bring-to-the-table-in-2021-1.76390763

Hobby games are popular in the UAE? Slightly interesting.
You'd be surprised. We sold them a lot of (computer) gaming equipment.
I'm not who you think I am.

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #95 on: February 12, 2021, 06:02:45 AM »
Gloomhaven
You almost certainly don't want this. It's more a video-game-style RPG made
of cardboard than a board game. This is mostly an excuse to post this image:


I just found out you can get this from Bed Bath & Beyond, of all places.
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/gloomhaven-board-game/5267525
 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #96 on: February 14, 2021, 09:15:31 AM »
According to a podcast I recently listened to, Fiorella LaGuardia fought against efforts
to outlaw marijuana. He was vehemently opposed, however, to... pinball machines.
 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #97 on: February 14, 2021, 09:44:16 AM »
According to a podcast I recently listened to, Fiorella LaGuardia fought against efforts
to outlaw marijuana. He was vehemently opposed, however, to... pinball machines.

Man, the 70's woulda looked a whole lot different with legal pot and illegal pinball....
When you find yourself agreeing with me more often than not, it's time for a cheshbon hanefesh.

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #98 on: February 14, 2021, 10:16:43 AM »
Small business owners sell out because running a small business is extremely difficult. (They sell out
for other reasons, but it's essentially the reason that the BGA owners give, so let's go with that.)

Part of the reason for this is that they inhabit a regulatory environment that is stacked in favor of
concentrations of capital, e.g. small and large businesses alike are obliged to provide their employees
with health insurance, which is vastly more expensive per employee for small companies than it is for large.

Large-scale enterprises growing through acquisition was not always the norm. Small businesses had a much
easier time operating profitably in the 1960s than they do today, and their owners were less eager to sell out.

At any rate, growth through acquisition is a perfect example of obtaining more wealth without creating wealth.
For instance, buying a company for its intellectual property and then shutting its operations down basically destroys
the livelihoods of the workers whose jobs have been eliminated in the name of efficiency. The large company's
increase in wealth comes directly at the expense of those people, resulting in a negative creation of wealth.

All of this is made possible by policies that treat the destructive effects of capital accumulation as an irrelevant
externality. The myth (e.g. Schumpeterian "creative destruction") is that this leads to innovation, which benefits
society as a whole. The reality is that we're socializing all the risk and privatizing all the rewards.

 - Reddit user uhhhclem
 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #99 on: February 15, 2021, 08:22:40 AM »
I'm actually not much more likely than anyone else here to watch this.

 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #100 on: February 17, 2021, 06:16:47 PM »
Quote from: Wikipedia -  Swiss Army knife
Originating in Ibach, Switzerland, the Swiss Army knife was first produced in 1891 when the Karl Elsener company, which later
became Victorinox, won the contract to produce the Swiss Army's Modell 1890 knife from the previous German manufacturer.
...
The term "Swiss Army knife" has acquired usage as a figure of speech indicating extreme utility applicable to more or less any scenario at hand.
 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #101 on: March 03, 2021, 04:22:02 PM »
Do not take the following seriously:

If you're reading this on a Windows PC, I have hacked your computer.
You can no longer name a file or folder "con," "aux," "prn," or "nul."
 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #102 on: March 03, 2021, 04:46:05 PM »
(Did I have a post between the Swiss Army knife one and the one before this that was deleted?)
 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #103 on: March 03, 2021, 04:49:08 PM »
For best results, you need to be familiar with the source material (and any additional
material incorporated) and have an appreciation for a certain kind of idiotic humor.

 

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Re: Randomex's Random Thread of Random Randomness
« Reply #104 on: March 05, 2021, 01:12:00 AM »
(Please excuse my notation.)

Veitch v Penrose, 1950:
1 - d4 / N f6
2 - c4 / e6
3 - N f3 / d5
4 - g3 / PxP c4
5 - N b1-d2 / c5
6 - PxP / BxP
7 - B g2 / BxP ch
8 - KxB (If K f1, gets Queen-forked, if K g1, Q ch forces f1) / N g4 ch
9 - K e1 / N e3
10 - Q a4 ch / B d7
11 - Resigns /