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What's the best drink for cold weather?

black/brown tea
herbal/white tea
hot cider/wassail
hot coffee
hot fancy coffee (capucino, latte, etc)
hot coco
hot tottie
other
stay strong
Clinton drink more water

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WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« on: 21 Nov 2020, 23:30 »

Sorry for the Northern Hemisphere bias in the poll, but we're getting to that time of year up here.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #1 on: 22 Nov 2020, 07:34 »

I vote hot cocoa with essence of sugar cane water.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #2 on: 22 Nov 2020, 08:05 »

Coffee is the best beverage for all possible weather conditions. It is the perfect drink.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #3 on: 22 Nov 2020, 09:37 »

Ahem. (4401-4405)

Oh, and it's TURKEY WEEK!
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #4 on: 22 Nov 2020, 10:18 »

Damn, I knew I should have made certain herbal teas got a vote instead of voting coco.

Ahem. (4401-4405)

Oh, and it's TURKEY WEEK!
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #5 on: 22 Nov 2020, 10:20 »

Could one of the mods please correct the strip numbers in the thread title?
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #6 on: 22 Nov 2020, 12:28 »

Hot coffee and hot cocoa. Put them together to create the ultimate cold-weather beverage: a moccachino!
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #7 on: 22 Nov 2020, 13:10 »

I like a hot chocolate. By which I mean chocolate, melted. None of this “water” malarkey…
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #8 on: 22 Nov 2020, 13:15 »

Other:

Soup for the win!

Warms you up from the inside, gives you all the nutrients and calories you need for when its cold (depending on the type of soup of course) and tastes better than coffee any day of the week
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #9 on: 22 Nov 2020, 15:07 »

Mulled wine is where it's at on a cold day.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #10 on: 22 Nov 2020, 16:16 »

First, other: the usual i.e. humbug! Second, stay strong: it'd have be, so I can forget I ever drank something special for cold weather.. just don't let me fall asleep outside.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #11 on: 22 Nov 2020, 18:20 »

Coffee, tho coco is nice too.

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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #12 on: 22 Nov 2020, 18:24 »

Winter tends to be when my coffees get milkier. Espresso is strictly a summer drink for me and in the winter I gravitate more towards mocha or cappuccino. Ultimate winter drink is chai latte, but only if I'm feeling energetic as it tends to make me sleepy otherwise ^_^;;
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #13 on: 22 Nov 2020, 19:44 »

How is it that in a poll about things to drink there is no "drink more water, Clinton" option?

I could also ask how it is that in a WCDT we're over a dozen posts in and still haven't actually discussed the comic, but I know what this forum is like :D
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #14 on: 22 Nov 2020, 20:02 »

Well, comic wasn't up.

"But what if the caterer is a guy?"

"Sleep with them anyway! I want a discount!"

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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #15 on: 22 Nov 2020, 21:01 »

"But what if the caterer is a guy?"
"Sleep with them anyway! I want a discount!"
Plot twist: that's the new queer relationship Jeph's been planning---Clinton & Elliot having been an elaborate ruse. Sven turns out to have never explored the possibility of being gay, but ends up enjoying himself---despite his sister's coercion---more than he's ever with girls---the frivolousness of that sex being retconned as his unattraction sublimate in an active libido.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #16 on: 22 Nov 2020, 21:22 »

If we are honest Sven sleeping around was annoyance at best on it's own. The true problem was his tendency to sleep with her friends and drag down those friendships relationships with him XD Sven sleeping with someone she doesn't know and could get her a discount would be a welcome change XD
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #17 on: 22 Nov 2020, 21:24 »

Mocha fan here, so "fancy coffee" and "hot coco" both apply  :-D

Poor Sven! Trapped in the middle of a sit-com routine! 
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #18 on: 22 Nov 2020, 22:19 »

Mocha fan here, so "fancy coffee" and "hot coco" both apply  ;D

Poor Sven! Trapped in the middle of a sit-com routine!


*Waves at fellow mocha fan*


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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #19 on: 22 Nov 2020, 22:52 »

Sven's such a great character. Forever doomed to have genuine problems that nobody will ever commiserate with him for having.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #20 on: 22 Nov 2020, 23:20 »

One thing that Dora seems to have learned from owning her own business is that 'illegal' and 'unethical' are distinct concepts and that sometimes you need to take every inch that the law gives you just to keep your nose above the water-line.

I also suspect that Sven is about to find out that maybe only Hannelore is taking his own current personal dilemma seriously!
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #21 on: 23 Nov 2020, 00:00 »

Well, comic wasn't up.

"But what if the caterer is a guy?"

"Sleep with them anyway! I want a discount!"


Broaden that horizon!
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #22 on: 23 Nov 2020, 04:55 »

I love that panel one is basically Sven seeing his sister and going, "OH GOD, DO NOT FULFILL THE PROPHECY!"  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #23 on: 23 Nov 2020, 08:15 »

I put hot toddy/cider/wassail (or egg-nog etc) because that's the only time adults let me drink alcohol. They don't do it responsibly though, just giving me access to the whole lot, so I have to be extra careful to pace myself, which isn't as fun as just taking whatever small amount they allot me, but I guess it teaches me to pace myself. Doesn't work out so well for my sibling, though.

Anyway, what's that look on Hannelore's face... like she knows something, ashamed to hide from Sven. Does she know about the caterer? Who they are? Maybe she and Dora were discussing her and Tai's wedding earlier, and Hannelore said something that gave Dora the very idea? Spooky.

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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #24 on: 23 Nov 2020, 10:09 »

How is it that in a poll about things to drink there is no "drink more water, Clinton" option?

I could also ask how it is that in a WCDT we're over a dozen posts in and still haven't actually discussed the comic, but I know what this forum is like :D

That's the missing option from when I deleted the poll to get rid of a duplicate choice!
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #25 on: 23 Nov 2020, 11:51 »

Upvotes all the posters who mentioned Mocha.

Svendoom. Wedding canceled, caterers on strike, May opens another can of WD40.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #26 on: 23 Nov 2020, 12:05 »

Is it just me, or did the 'Like' button mysteriously disappear from this thread?
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #27 on: 23 Nov 2020, 13:16 »

Is it just me, or did the 'Like' button mysteriously disappear from this thread?

Give it a minute, it will eventually show up. It's N.N. Marf's avatar fouling up the works. The "Like" button won't load until everything else loads, and his avatar is on some bizarre onion domain that won't load and will eventually time out.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #28 on: 23 Nov 2020, 14:49 »

Their avatar seems to load fine for me.
I've never noticed the like button, what does it look like?
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #29 on: 23 Nov 2020, 17:52 »

It's N.N. Marf's avatar fouling up the works. The "Like" button won't load until everything else loads, and his avatar is on some bizarre onion domain that won't load and will eventually time out.
I'm not sure how to construe that remark about my user-photo. I'm also not sure how some putative stylistic unconventionality of a third party resource---my net-site---should affect the well functioning of these forums. How, for example, would removing all but my user-photo, from my site, change things? There'd certainly be no unconventional style there.
I've never noticed the like button, what does it look like?
I don't see it either. I think it requires EMCAScript.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #30 on: 23 Nov 2020, 18:34 »

Comic's up.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #31 on: 23 Nov 2020, 18:58 »

FREE TITTIES FOR ALL!

Marten: "What."

Clinton: "WHAT."

Elliot: "Da fuq?"

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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #32 on: 23 Nov 2020, 19:38 »

I sometimes see the Like button, but when I don’t, I assume it’s because the comment was unlikeable  :clairedoge:

I understand how May feels. It’s hard being the friend who everyone has to help, and it’s hard to get your head around the fact that everyone wants to help BECAUSE you’re a good friend.

I also like how this contrasts to Renee/ Brun... they don’t seem to have guilt and debt as dynamics in their relationship in the same way the main cast members do. 
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #33 on: 23 Nov 2020, 20:13 »

Loving May's eyebrows, over her eyelids.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #34 on: 23 Nov 2020, 21:22 »

Is it just me, or did the 'Like' button mysteriously disappear from this thread?

Give it a minute, it will eventually show up. It's N.N. Marf's avatar fouling up the works. The "Like" button won't load until everything else loads, and his avatar is on some bizarre onion domain that won't load and will eventually time out.

It's definitely slow in loading, lately, but I'm not sure it has to do with Marf's avatar. Lately, only about one in three attempts to even connect to the forums seems to succeed. Or maybe I just have bad timing.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #35 on: 23 Nov 2020, 21:23 »

What's the human healthcare situation in QC in the US? And is May aware of it?

I mean, the AIs have it infinitely easier than humans when it comes to bodies.

Kinda fucked up to ask for free body upgrades when humans can't afford treatments.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #36 on: 23 Nov 2020, 22:07 »

Snip

I can confirm that the like functionality only showed up for me after your image failed to load. Whether it should be true, it is. It also can't be displayed due to errors.

Anyway, more on topic, ethically AI bodies fall under healthcare for humans for pretty obvious reasons. One option would be like how student debts ideally work in Australia through HECS; The government gives a 0-interest loan for it, and garnishes your salary once you make above a certain income threshold, if you ever earn that much. Considering how important a quality body is to holding a job - disabled posters rise up! - that seems like the most obvious no-brainer solution.

Also, you know, reform literally everything to do with how we do criminal justice. That one's less no-brainer.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #37 on: 23 Nov 2020, 22:32 »

Ah hell I want some free robotitties
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #38 on: 23 Nov 2020, 23:23 »

To me, the big tragedy is that May thinks she 'owes' people. It says a lot of bad things about modern society that it's hard to imagine an act of kindness being done to be an act of kindness instead of a forward payment for future considerations and service.

It's N.N. Marf's avatar fouling up the works. The "Like" button won't load until everything else loads, and his avatar is on some bizarre onion domain that won't load and will eventually time out.

I'm not sure how to construe that remark about my user-photo. I'm also not sure how some putative stylistic unconventionality of a third party resource---my net-site---should affect the well functioning of these forums.

Fine, I'll be more specific: Whatever site or file storage service you use is technically incompatible with this site. It is nothing about style and everything about incompatible coding and settings. Your link is irreversibly broken and is hurting other users of the forums. The only solution is to stop using your current location and find one that actually works with the forums. Trying to be cute or obtusely defensive about it just makes you come across in a bad light.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #39 on: 24 Nov 2020, 00:15 »

I'll chime in - I've resorted to adblocking your userpic in order to get the forum to fully load.
If you have an alternate hosting site, I strongly encourage you to use it.
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« Reply #40 on: 24 Nov 2020, 01:37 »

It doesn't seem to be an onion site now - I think the host just prevents deep linking to images from other domains. I can open it just fine in a new tab. It may also be that the image is too large, though I'd expect that to just result in a distorted avatar as it gets squashed into the space rather than none.

EDIT: Belay that. I was looking at MrNumbers's avatar, which fails to load but at least has the courtesy to fail quickly.
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« Reply #41 on: 24 Nov 2020, 06:10 »

EDIT: Belay that. I was looking at MrNumbers's avatar, which fails to load but at least has the courtesy to fail quickly.

I'm 99.7% sure you use Chrome. Why? That picture does load properly. Only Chrome doesn't. Reason? It's embedded via HTTP on a site running over HTTPS. It's a Chrome thing.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #42 on: 24 Nov 2020, 06:19 »

Ah hell I want some free robotitties

I'll take two.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #43 on: 24 Nov 2020, 06:26 »

Ah hell I want some free robotitties

I'll take two.


Are they not sold in pairs?
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #44 on: 24 Nov 2020, 06:47 »

It's N.N. Marf's avatar fouling up the works. The "Like" button won't load until everything else loads, and his avatar is on some bizarre onion domain that won't load and will eventually time out.
I'm not sure how to construe that remark about my user-photo. I'm also not sure how some putative stylistic unconventionality of a third party resource---my net-site---should affect the well functioning of these forums.
Fine, I'll be more specific: Whatever site or file storage service you use is technically incompatible with this site. It is nothing about style and everything about incompatible coding and settings. Your link is irreversibly broken and is hurting other users of the forums. The only solution is to stop using your current location and find one that actually works with the forums. Trying to be cute or obtusely defensive about it just makes you come across in a bad light.
Except it's not irreversibly broken. It loads fine, for me, and at least one other person. (Just so you know, what you're saying about be finding a different host, is like telling someone in a wheelchair, to find different crutches. Yeah, the stairs are crumbling from wheels hitting them day in and day out, because what's in the building, is more valuable to the person in the wheelchair, than cost of being jostled by getting someone to drag the wheelchair up each step. The proper solution should be plan renovations that would make the building more accessible, maybe installing a ramp meanwhile---maybe don't blame the person in the wheelchair.) There's nothing obtuse about requesting elucidation about an opaque statement that could be construed as blaming, without further elucidation, one person for another's difficulty. Thank you cybersmurf, for at least something maybe helpful.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #45 on: 24 Nov 2020, 06:50 »

EDIT: Belay that. I was looking at MrNumbers's avatar, which fails to load but at least has the courtesy to fail quickly.

I'm 99.7% sure you use Chrome. Why? That picture does load properly. Only Chrome doesn't. Reason? It's embedded via HTTP on a site running over HTTPS. It's a Chrome thing.

Nope, Firefox here.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #46 on: 24 Nov 2020, 07:55 »

Not to repeat the discussion:

I suppose one might try looking through [url=http://mmhak3fquhmd3fnaplgvgcq5yxefhhv3h53m6p6ckiblau675f6milyd.onion/#QCC]my net-site[/url], maybe through a `Tor2Web' gateway e.g. onion.ly;

It could still be something in the forum software, as your link is missing the ".ly" after "onion" which is what I saw happen to the url of your avatar when I looked into it.  It's easily avoided by not using onion.ly, I suppose - but maybe you have some reason to suppose that linking images from QC is a major security problem for you.

The avatar issue is more easily fixed by simply uploading the image to the forum instead of linking to it.

Easiest fix is suggested.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #47 on: 24 Nov 2020, 08:10 »

The avatar issue is more easily fixed by simply uploading the image to the forum instead of linking to it.
Easiest fix is suggested.
Maybe that's easiest for you. Don't assume it's easiest for me.
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #48 on: 24 Nov 2020, 08:50 »

Of all the hills to die on, why this one?
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Re: WCDT 4401-4405 (Nov 23th to Nov 27th, 2020)
« Reply #49 on: 24 Nov 2020, 09:23 »

EDIT: Belay that. I was looking at MrNumbers's avatar, which fails to load but at least has the courtesy to fail quickly.

I'm 99.7% sure you use Chrome. Why? That picture does load properly. Only Chrome doesn't. Reason? It's embedded via HTTP on a site running over HTTPS. It's a Chrome thing.

Yup, you're right. Switching to Firefox will get me MrNumbers's avatar just fine, as does enabling insecure content on this site. N.N. Marf's is still broken either way.
« Last Edit: 24 Nov 2020, 09:31 by Pilchard123 »
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