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Messages - Frenzie

The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
The Lounge / Re: Cats, cats, cats
Looks better than you might expect it to. :)
The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
This is a constitutional crisis waiting to happen. If once presidential candidate wins the most electors, but sufficient electors switch side so that another candidate wins, what happens next?
From what I understand to allow for exactly that scenario is basically the entire purpose of the electoral college.

It was desirable that the sense of the people should operate in the choice of the person to whom so important a trust was to be confided. This end will be answered by committing the right of making it, not to any preestablished body, but to men chosen by the people for the special purpose, and at the particular conjuncture.

It was equally desirable, that the immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice. A small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations.
DnD Central / Re: Today's Bad News
If they don't want me to come, I don't need to go.
The US economy has definitely missed out on more of my tourism due to this simple fact. There are so many places where you can spend money that don't treat you like a suspicious criminal at the border.
The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
DnD Central / Re: Today's Bad News
But yeah, it'd need to be 5+ hours for me to consider flying, since realistically that takes a minimum of about 4 hours anyway. Perhaps you could take it down to 3 if it's from a smaller airport (like Antwerp Airport to London or Manchester). You may not need to include a 60 minute safety margin for security checks, since there aren't 50 million flights leaving.

Then again, a 2 hour train ride from Brussels to St Pancras may still be much more comfortable and even faster in total, depending a bit on where in London you have to be. (The total would be about 4 since you need to get to Brussels South on time, but not nearly as on time as for a plane.)

PS I've never actually been to London unless you count a few layovers at Heathrow. Just brainstorming. ;)
The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
DnD Central / Re: Today's Bad News
Even back in '08 when I first visited the US (and you could basically just fly out instead of having to make preparations) American customs was already an obnoxious affair.
Takes a lot to get me to fly vs drive.
I prefer a train if reasonably possible. :)
The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
It actually sounds interesting, although how interesting I'm not sure. It means limiting CPU/memory.
ranger is an interesting alternative to mc.
Appstream Screenshots (the screenshots used in GNOME Software or Flathub) are not very useful if they look nothing like the real app does once you install it.
What a flatout bizarre statement. Sure, if they looked nothing like the real app I suppose they wouldn't be very helpful, but we're just talking about some fonts & colors & maybe icons here. The difference is actually much bigger due to the fact that I seldom see a window in a size in which I'd use it than due to what window decorations or colors are shown.

The evil is Gnome's incompetence at theming.
I think it's because they want to exude some kind of Gnome "brand".
Lol, what'd they do?
Windows 10 is still largely a downgrade compared to 7 but it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. It's got nightmare information density (read: none) but at least things are mostly configurable again.
I don't know what it means, but Opera is making a gaming browser. Maybe it's just another overlay you can activate while playing a game, except a proper browser instead of the built-in Steam stuff.
Congrats to Frenzie for the Dutch victory at Eurovision. Well, congrats to the performer too.
Now I'll have to go look for some videos, I suppose. :P

Btw, someone somewhere said that English "oh dear" originated from "adieu" or the like.
That sounds rather implausible. The OED, which presumably put some more effort into research, agrees:
A derivation from Italian dio, God, as conjectured by some, resting upon modern English pronunciation of dea(r), finds no support in the history of the word.
Because deor/dere is perfectly plain Old/Middle English for something like bold and precious, which seems to have organically lost its "bold" aspect. Cognate with Dutch duur.[1] No derivation from any other language necessary.
Weird, seems to work for me.
DnD Central / Re: DnD entropy
I think I may have created my My Opera account in May or June of 2001, in which case it'd now be 18 years old.
Browsers & Technology / Re: Minimal Apps
Also useful, HTML presentation to PDF:
Browsers & Technology / Re: Minimal Apps
That sounds like a false dichotomy. You can also use "full" plain text in Markdown; you just won't get any of the things you may very well want (e.g., headers/bold/italic/lists/links/images). :)