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Forum: Rantidote 20 January 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 33,667
Posted By erwins
It used to mean the same thing as "delayed" in...

It used to mean the same thing as "delayed" in the phrase developmentally delayed. There's nothing inherently offensive about the word. It became awful because of how it was used. The word itself...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 January 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By erwins
A few more details here. ...

A few more details here. https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/california/Alleged-Dine-and-Dash-Dater-Pleads-No-Contest-500981192.html

He pleaded no contest to 3 counts of defrauding an innkeeper, and...
Forum: SLC 20 January 2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 52,596
Posted By erwins
See if you can figure out how to open it up. ...

See if you can figure out how to open it up. There may be a YouTube video for your particular fob.

Take out the battery. Try to blow out any water. Put it in a bag of rice to dry out for several...
Forum: Rantidote 20 January 2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 34,530
Posted By erwins
So it was that I was missing something. Thanks...

So it was that I was missing something. Thanks for the explanation. I think the way I would have done the problem would have been a little more complicated, but would have yielded the same result.
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 34,530
Posted By erwins
Gutter Monkey, I'm not sure if you're just not...

Gutter Monkey, I'm not sure if you're just not expressing it well, or if I'm missing something, but the way you've explained the way you split up the bill doesn't make sense to me. If you literally...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 19 January 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,675
Posted By erwins
I have acquired some White Lily flour. My first...

I have acquired some White Lily flour. My first biscuits with it, I followed the recipe on the bag, and the biscuits did turn out very light. I will try my regular recipe next, to see if it...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 January 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,461
Posted By erwins
Just wanted to mention here that apparently food...

Just wanted to mention here that apparently food banks are feeling some strain because of the he shutdown. There's been a significant increase in people needing food. I plan to donate money, and...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,287
Posted By erwins
World-access to America Limiting Legislation? ...

World-access to America Limiting Legislation?
or
We All Lose by Limiting immigration excessively?
or more to the point:
We All Lose a Lot if we build a real wall.
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 January 2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 38,606
Posted By erwins
I just rewatched Pushing Daisies. It was...

I just rewatched Pushing Daisies. It was cancelled at the two (short) seasons mark, which seemed much too soon. Watching it again, it may not have been such a bad thing. I still really enjoyed it,...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 52,596
Posted By erwins
Esprise Me, one of the hardest things for me to...

Esprise Me, one of the hardest things for me to do is to sit by and not try to "fix" something in the presence of someone else's emotional distress. But it has been really important to me to learn...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 January 2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By erwins
https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/108383868100853350...

https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/1083838681008533505?s=20. A comparison of time spent on King embracing white supremacy vs. Tlaib using the MF-word.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,461
Posted By erwins
He's already been hurting it with the trade wars...

He's already been hurting it with the trade wars he's started, and it could get a lot worse. He's a narcissist, though. He will never see any of it as his fault.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,461
Posted By erwins
I read that the hit to GDP alone will exceed the...

I read that the hit to GDP alone will exceed the $5.7 billion.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 January 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,461
Posted By erwins
The largest number of people I've ever worried...

The largest number of people I've ever worried about my kid bothering was an airplane full. The president and Senate Republicans are hurting 800,000 federal workers, plus the public who rely on...
Forum: Social Studies 11 January 2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By erwins
That's true. Sorry to have misconstrued your...

That's true. Sorry to have misconstrued your post.
Forum: Social Studies 11 January 2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By erwins
Or just, if you don't find them interesting,...

Or just, if you don't find them interesting, they're boring. I like baseball and soccer, which often get called boring, but I find them interesting. I used to like basketball for a while, and found...
Forum: Rantidote 10 January 2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 20,274
Posted By erwins
Why do you see that so differently from racism? ...

Why do you see that so differently from racism? It may affect all sexes and genders, but that doesn't mean there's nothin gender specific about it. It's really very gender specific. That's largely...
Forum: Techno-Babble 09 January 2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By erwins
We've recently been told we are switching email...

We've recently been told we are switching email systems at work, which has stopped my previous efforts to sort emails. Apparently, we will lose almost everything. There is a way to save some things...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 January 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By erwins
I don't know if it's related, but I've had two...

I don't know if it's related, but I've had two cats that did something that sounds a bit similar. One of them, Brett, was bugging me when I was wrapping presents. On a lark I took a maybe...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 January 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By erwins
But there's a reason it just seems to fit to...

But there's a reason it just seems to fit to depict the woman who is third in line for the presidency as crying and screaming over something. I'm not saying you were targeting her intentionally --...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 January 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By erwins
I think the by far overwhelming epithet would be...

I think the by far overwhelming epithet would be c**t.. Intersectionality is where it's at. She may be a PoC, but she's a female PoC, and those epithets do more work.
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 January 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By erwins
I don't think she said exactly what her...

I don't think she said exactly what her autorespond message is. She acknowledged that it would not be an excuse for a missed deadline, and wouldn't work for all jobs. She gave examples of others'...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 January 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By erwins
Creative song! It works with the tune, and it's...

Creative song! It works with the tune, and it's pretty funny.

But why is Pelosi "crying" and "screaming"? If it's a charicature, I haven't seen the emotional (hysterical?) behavior it's based on.
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 January 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By erwins
I think the author is a freelancer, and speaks of...

I think the author is a freelancer, and speaks of other freelancers having similar problems. I can see not being able to easily filter the emails coming in in that situation, and having lots of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 January 2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,287
Posted By erwins
I'm primarily talking about political...

I'm primarily talking about political consequences.

As two examples, TSA workers, and eventually, air traffic controllers, have a limit to how long they are willing to work without pay. ...
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