Smoak on the Water
telecomic
12/31/19
12:18 PM
46

any Nissan purchased with a CVT transmission is an exercise in self-loathing and hatred. 

12/31/19
12:15 PM
7

The worse car I can remember since my parents 1979 Chevette.

12/31/19
12:08 PM
15

Yeah, I test drove a Versa way back when and it was comical how bad it was. Like something from an SNL skit or something.

12/26/19
8:30 PM
37

Bigger stores wiped out the little stores, bigger stores were wiped out by WalMart, etc. The hollowed out effect was happening long before Amazon was around.

12/26/19
6:21 PM
71

Xmas is so much better with Amazon. Clickety-click and shopping is done in about an hour. Do it early enough and you can pick slow shipping and earn digital rewards. More time with my family, no fucking crowds and less expensive e-books. Win - win - win.

12/26/19
5:43 PM
23

It’s like my mom always said, while telling me not to smoke pot when I was a teenager while she was smoking a joint, “do as I say, not as I do.” I found it obnoxiously hypocritical then, and I do now too!

12/26/19
4:42 PM
312

Maybe your advice about how terrible Amazon is would be taken more seriously if your pages weren’t covered with affiliate links to buy products from Amazon.

12/21/19
10:45 PM
5

If that’s true, why not just tune the transporter to just remove chunks of the enemy ship? Remove the hull, or bits of the engine, and (literal) BAM! They’re dead.

12/21/19
4:12 PM
38

An overlooked detail in the Trek universe was the lack of bathrooms. They had showers, but no toilets. Answer - transporter technology emptying the bladder and bowels on a continuous basis. It also explains how they maintain their excellent abs. Instead of binge and purge, it’s binge and beam. Read more

12/21/19
3:46 PM
54

I’d like to think that the state of security today, with sandboxed applications, encrypted hard drives and randomized address spaces, is a direct consequence of software engineers watching Trek in the 80s and 90s, saying, “Well let’s make sure THAT can’t happen,” and then going to work.

12/21/19
3:24 PM
5

I’m sure there’s some sort of in-universe explanation that says the computer managing the transportation is able to remove material that should not be there - otherwise you’d regularly wind up with bugs, or palm fronds or other bits and pieces inside of you. Read more

2/16/18
10:32 AM
5

My little Dyson handheld is a POS. The wall is too close to the core, so crud gets trapped up at the top, and doesn’t fall out when you release the hatch. I have to root around with a chopstick to clear it.