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by Xan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What the heck happened to Maddy?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: What the heck happened to Maddy?

It happened a couple of days ago, within an hour or two after I posted a comment to the "Political Realignment" thread. The comment, which seriously triggered at least one individual, promptly disappeared--followed by everything else. Do you have your avatar handy, or should I restore it from the b...
by Xan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What the heck happened to Maddy?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: What the heck happened to Maddy?

I've restored Maddy's posts from a 1/19 backup, the most recent available that was before the deletion. Her access should be restored as well.

Pinging Maddy... Can you log in? Is it easy for you to restore your avatar? If not I can go back to the backup.
by Xan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What the heck happened to Maddy?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: What the heck happened to Maddy?

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:50 pm
I was just going to joke that kriegs posted a picture of her cabin without permission. (That is a beautiful cabin in the Solar thread).
I went to make sure I had her name right and- zero posts?
Totally weird. I'm investigating...
by Xan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 788
Views: 186139

Re: Stock scream room

Stocks on sale today, guys. Courtesy of coronavirus fears. It seems like every couple of years there are big news headlines about some abcVirus or xyzDisease, the stories show lots of pictures of people in public places wearing face masks and make it sound like there's going to be a global outbreak...
by Xan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 353
Views: 54637

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Better Call Saul comes back next month!
by Xan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 69
Views: 1407

Re: Signatures

You can run Microsoft's Edge browser on a Mac now. I wonder if anyone does that. Speaking of Edge. It absolutely kills this computer with a fast Intel i7 CPU. Which is why I'll more often use Chrome, which does not cripple my computer. Anyone else have a similar Edge experience? Also, I cannot get ...
by Xan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 69
Views: 1407

Re: Signatures

I also liked XP, Windows 7 even more, and Windows 10 is the best. I currently use computers that, between them, run all three operating systems. Vinny So you're not concerned with alleged security issues of running out of service OS? Anyone else want to share an opinion? I replaced the computers at...
by Xan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 330

Re: Americans of Iranian descent

Dualstow, the oldest trope in the book applied to Chinese, Jews, now Iranians is whipping out the "well, they better be glad they're here and not there"; AS IF that should make it acceptable to mal-treat US Citizens. This is intertwined with all of the dual-loyalty bullshit that even got applied to...
by Xan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: No where to hide
Replies: 829
Views: 111077

Re: No where to hide

On the bright side, at least in this forum, the people that complain most about the PP don't actually hold their entire portfolios in the 25/25/25/25 allocation. So yes, it'd appear that the rest are happy and/or not paying attention to the daily ebbs and flows. There's not a single person around h...
by Xan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Low-cost smart phone plans
Replies: 40
Views: 7305

Re: Low-cost smart phone plans

Doesn't it use T-Mobile's network?
by Xan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Americans of Iranian descent
Replies: 24
Views: 330

Re: Americans of Iranian descent

That's also several pretty far cries from WWII-era Japanese confinement.
by Xan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The political re-alignment of our time
Replies: 134
Views: 16347

Re: The political re-alignment of our time

I am beyond sick of start with a world view and then fit/reject facts within that view I almost don't know where to find reliable facts anymore. My tentative assumption whenever I see "facts" presented anywhere that relate even the tiniest bit to politics is that the entity presenting those "facts"...