commented on Selling the Art of Detroit Is Batshit. Exactly.
As someone who actually lives in Detroit, just blocks from the DIA actually, I can say this is in all likelihood a due-diligence measure by the Emergency Manager. When you file for bankruptcy you are required to appraise the entirety of your assets, whether you will actually be required to sell them or not. I'm not a fan of the EM system by any means but this one strikes me as a legal technicality more than an intent to act.
He's been pretty clear about the programs he's targeting and he hasn't mentioned the DIA collection more than briefly.
It would obviously be a fucking tragedy if he were to do so, but this one just doesn't pass the smell test for me. Most of us are worried more about the retired cops and teachers whose pensions he has very vocally set his sights on
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Porn Conundrum
@8 re: encryption. WORST IDEA EVER. An accomplished hacker once told me that merely possessing and encrypted file raises red flags to authorities and will add your name to a list immediately. Just throw them away.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: How Do I Know?
If she fakes it during sex, she will definitely fake it when you ask her to masturbate. I don't have problems coming during sex and even I would probably fake it under the gun like that.
Aug 29, 2012
commented on Savage Love
To the first LW:
I also am a female who enjoys an extremely vibrant BDSM relationship with my boyfriend and he is also a sexomniac. He will regularly wake me up with his hands on my breasts, or between my legs, whispering really kinky stuff in my ear that he wants to do to me. He almost never remembers these incidents but I absolutely love them and count them as a really special and sexy part of our intimate life.
THAT BEING SAID I have also dated someone previously who claimed to be a sexomniac who was sexually and emotionally manipulative in our waking life which led to a lot of mistrust in our sex life and the possibility of unwarranted, spontaneous sex really freaked me out.
Not that you have to be abused in order for this to upset you, but have you looked into other areas of your relationship where you feel like power is (non-consentually) being taken away from you?
Mar 29, 2012
commented on Overheard at the Coffee Shop
Sorry, we all realize that there is no difference between the milk of cats, dogs, pigs, rats, koalas, whatever and the cow's milk everyone drinks, right? Like, we all graduated from elementary school? Right? Guys??
Jan 19, 2012
commented on Textbooks Have Just Been Reinvented, Whether Apple Ultimately Prevails or Not
I actually really hate this idea. I have found that I have to have a physical copy of something in my hands to really digest it, and that part of the way I recall information I have read, is based on where it is placed on the page and the shape of the paragraphs and pictures around it.
I can't be the only person out there whose brain just shuts down when confronted with a single paned wall of information. Even though there will be photos in the e-textbooks and all that, it isn't the same for the part of my brain that requires tangible information sources to absorb the material.