Apr 23, 2013 thryn commented on You Don't Know Either, Amanda Palmer.
@ 25 "Nobody gets angry or offended by crap."

I nominate this hitherto ignored gem for Most Self-Evidently Untrue Comment (Fine Arts Category).
Mar 14, 2013 thryn commented on Which Is The Best Star Trek Series?.
TNG may be winning, but I will FIGHT TO THE DEATH for DS9.
Mar 13, 2013 thryn commented on Arachnophobes Need Not Apply.
Am I the only one who looks at all of these videos and thinks "nice screensaver"?
Feb 22, 2013 thryn commented on Governor Finds That Six Tanks of Radioactive Waste, Not Just One, Are Leaking at Hanford.
The Hanford waste is extra problematic in that it is also chemically dangerous - lots of strong acids and bases in there, some of which were half-heartedly neutralized (which is why some of those drums now have sludge or chunky deposits) - which is not something you'd get out of a power reactor.

However, "minimally dangerous" referred to the potential health effects of the Hanford waste. I know no lay-person ever believes me when I say this, but radiation is REALLY SERIOUSLY not as dangerous as you think it is.
Feb 22, 2013 thryn commented on Governor Finds That Six Tanks of Radioactive Waste, Not Just One, Are Leaking at Hanford.
As a nuclear scientist and pedant, I feel compelled to point out that the Hanford waste is primarily from nuclear weapons research, not from energy reactors. Also that even thought Hanford is one of the very worst fuck-ups in US radiological history, the health effects from are pretty minimal.

On the other hand, completely unwarranted fear of radiation is totally paying my salary right now, so RADIATION SO SCARY EVERYBODY FREAK OUT OMIGODDDDDD
Dec 17, 2012 thryn commented on Who Is the Best Character on Deep Space Nine?.
One more vote for the simple tailor! (Garak)
Oct 9, 2012 thryn commented on Your Cheap, Nerdy E-Book Buy of the Week.
I will vouch for both Zoo City and Punp Six. They are really, really good. In my experience, Mercedes Lackey is really, really good until you turn sixteen, but I haven't read that particular one so who knows.
Oct 4, 2012 thryn commented on I Am Not Endorsing Mitt Romney, But He Sure Cut a Fine Figure During Last Night's Debates, Didn't He?.
SERIOUSLY JUST STOP. The minute you starting posting fake posts as McKenna's daughter was the minute this stupid prank lost any last lingering whiff of humor or relevance, and you need to just fucking quit it already. I support the hell out of the Stranger, and have voted in accordance with your endorsements in the last five years, but this seriously makes me consider voting for McKenna. STOP NOW.
Oct 3, 2012 thryn commented on The First Debate: Let the "Romney Comeback" Narrative Begin.
This was the worst moderated debate I have ever seen, and that includes debates moderated by by fourteen-year-olds.