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  • And Then They Came for Richard Stallman ...
  • I just realized that messed up the math on my fantasy guitar. The math is technically correct, but it is counting some capacitor selections for when the pickup would be turned off. The capacitors would be different, but they would make no practical …
  • Yes, from what I've read/watched tone wood is way down on the list of things that make a difference. I'm surprised that it makes any difference at all. I would have guesses that two pickups held up by a strip of Styrofoam would sound exactly the sam…
  • I cracked up: Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ Party While He Taught at a Private School
  • Unfortunately, the format the emails are in make them difficult to quote. Pages 19 and 20 of the emails looks like a burn-the-heretics mode to me. Also, see the statement saying debating the definitions of rape and sexual assault isn't productive. G…
  • I looked through the leaked emails. I didn't feel like reading them slowly and carefully, so I might have missed something. The gist of the notes seems to be Stallman defending his late friend, Marvin Minsky. People have been accusing Minsky of s…
  • Tulsi Gabbard to Trump: ‘We Are Not Your Prostitutes. You Are Not Our Pimp’
  • @Dave said: re: tuning heads -- avoid hipshot. they're cool but you're not there yet. Dang it. Of course, I've already installed Hipshot staggered locking tuners on the thing. By shopping around I did manage to find a set for $55, which i…
  • Is Orwell's Ministry Of Truth Alive? Why Don't We Hear Much About Julian Assange?
  • @Rufus said: I can't say I've ever struggled with internet porn.
  • The order I preferred them was B > C > A. In which order do you prefer them? Come up with your choice before you watch the reveal video.
  • I like how she moves:
    in 8=======D Comment by Bill September 7
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  • Wave of child sex abuse lawsuits threatens Boy Scouts Which comes as no surprise to anyone who knows anything about the stalking habits of pedophiles, hebephiles, and ephebophiles.
    in Headlines Comment by Bill August 30
  • Assuming you're not pulling my leg: "Tuning machines," in my totally non-expert opinion, appears to be the now-preferred term for tuning pegs on guitars other than classical guitars. It appears -- and I'm just speculating here -- that they say "tuni…
  • So, does anyone have any recommendations for tuning machines, or more importantly, bad tuning machines that I should avoid?
  • Well, I was trying to intonate the new guitar when the tuning machine for the low E string gave up the ghost. They really are total crap.
  • A few more observations: I've now lowered the action on the new guitar. So far, there has been no fret buzz. I think it can go a little lower. It appears that the job the manufacturer did on the frets actually is pretty good. The width on the …
  • Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system
    in Steaming Ass Comment by Bill August 27
  • Well, my less-than-$60-postpaid guitar has arrived. First impressions: The finish is pretty good, There are a few scratches in the pick guard. You can see some scuff marks in the sanding. Overall, it looks good. For sixty bucks, I was prepared to…
  • I just heard about this today: Botched HPD raid: Officer charged with 2 counts of murder Wikipedia has an article on it: Pecan Park raid
  • I'm still enjoying trying to learn the thing. I still can't switch chords fast enough to play anything correctly, but I'm still improving slowly. If you give it a shot, the first couple weeks are the worst as your finger tips toughen up. They kee…
  • I've been kinda wanting a guitar that I could feel free to tear apart. My guitar is too nice to subject to my rank beginner luthiery. (It's a Michael Kelly Hourglass that I've had for quite a few years now, since my last spasm of wanting to learn th…
  • Intense chills: (Forward to 10:08 if it doesn't do it automatically.)
    in Steaming Ass Comment by Bill August 12
  • I listen to Joe Rogan once in a while, if you consider what he does a podcast. I like the Stooges. Fun House is my favorite of their albums, but I like all three of their original studio albums. I like a lot of Iggy Pop's stuff, too. I looked …
  • I listen to Joe Rogan once in a while, if you consider what he does a podcast. I like the Stooges. Fun House is my favorite of their albums, but I like all three of their studio albums. I like a lot of Iggy Pop's stuff, too. I looked up a how …
  • If your insurance can handle it, I suggest a dermatologist.
    in Skin Tags Comment by Bill August 7
  • Other than on Rocksmith, I haven't been doing much with actual songs, yet. I've been working on chords and finger independence. Do you think I should look up some tab and give it a go? Would that be a better use of my time?
  • I'm still making obvious but slow progress. I don't intend to give up yet, only if it becomes clear I'm wasting my time. Every day I go from A major to Am, A to C, A to D, A to Dm, ... , A to F, A to G. Then I go from Am to A, Am to C, and so on …
    in Dota Underlords Comment by Bill August 6
  • In a City Far, Far Away Well, that's hideous.
    in Steaming Ass Comment by Bill August 2