commented on SL Letter of the Day: Like, Say, DTMFA
Came here to rant, but #2 beat me too it. Frankly, clusterfucks like this are the primary reason that I sometimes hesitate to identify myself as polyamorous despite having been so for well over 20 years -- far too often, the term ends up being a synonym for "emotionally stunted adult children with crappy social boundaries and no ability to avoid bleedingly obvious disasters."
NaN, this isn't a relationship, this is a fiasco that you should have seen coming a mile off. The fact that this is the first woman you've been in luuuuuurve with isn't a reason to turn off your critical faculties. Quite the opposite: you should know at your age that first love makes you stupid. I strongly doubt you'd put up with this kind of nonsense from the tenth male you'd fallen for. (Or at least I seriously hope that's the case?)
Moving in with these people was a horrible mistake, and I'm sorry that you don't have a fast exit path. Save up your pennies, stop investing your emotional time in people for who you were clearly just a passing fancy, and get the fuck out as soon as you can manage. And then next time, maybe a little more healthy skepticism?
commented on The NSA Tapped Into Google and Yahoo Data Centers All Over the World
This is actually substantially more believable than the foo-faw over PRISM, which Greenwald and Snowden simply got wrong. But the telcos have always been in bed with the spooks, and finding out that they've been sniffing all of google's inter-DC traffic by splicing into the fiber bundles is... not surprising.
commented on Gravity, An Action Movie With Nothing Ejaculatory, Everything Umbilical
@7: in the real world, Aliens was made well over 25 years ago now, and completely failed to create a wave of believable female leads in action movies.
If anything, the mere existence of Aliens in 1986 is a fucking terrible indictment of the rancid bullshit that Hollywood has been shoveling at us in the intervening quarter-century. It's not that they don't know how to make better movies, it's that they just don't care.
commented on Because Guns Make Us Safer
@4: keep cut-and-paste reposting that every single time there's a gun thread here. I'm sure if you do it a few dozen more times, it will magically transform into something funny and/or insightful!
commented on SLLOTD: Open It, Already
@7: the best part is watching the little grey "unregistered comment" boxes pile up, and realizing that he's working himself into a lather over a repost from 2008.