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Forum: Rantidote 26 April 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 35,755
Posted By thorny locust
It doesn't make individual hills; it makes an...

It doesn't make individual hills; it makes an entire raised strip generally two to four feet wide, by scooping soil in from the sides. Anywhere from one to several rows of crops may be planted in the...
Forum: Moot Court 26 April 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By thorny locust
The story's kind of confusing. Was the bar's...

The story's kind of confusing.

Was the bar's defense that it didn't happen, or that they did throw him out, and for that reason, but that it's a legal reason? The story seems to be claiming both...
Forum: Rantidote 26 April 2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 35,755
Posted By thorny locust
That's how race works, though. The yardsticks are...

That's how race works, though. The yardsticks are arbitrary to start with, and move around depending on the time and the groups using them.

ETA: do you mean that the exact same individuals are...
Forum: Social Studies 26 April 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 742
Posted By thorny locust
I expect you could take out the cat, especially...

I expect you could take out the cat, especially if you weren't worried about hurting it; but if the cat were seriously fighting, I think you'd likely take quite a bit of damage in the process,...
Forum: Social Studies 26 April 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 742
Posted By thorny locust
I have once had a cat jump up on the lap of a...

I have once had a cat jump up on the lap of a visitor who was flat out terrified of cats. His intentions were entirely benign, yes; but she froze in terror until I removed the cat.

-- she had come...
Forum: Social Studies 25 April 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 742
Posted By thorny locust
Some cats can be trained by some people, yes. I...

Some cats can be trained by some people, yes. I didn't mean to imply that no cat can ever be trained by any person. But I don't personally usually try to take it any further than 'cats are not...
Forum: Rantidote 25 April 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 35,755
Posted By thorny locust
I may (or may not) be the only one on these...

I may (or may not) be the only one on these boards who gets either I Just Realized I Entirely Forgot To Plant Major Crop That Must Be Planted By June, And In The Dream It's Now The Middle of August;...
Forum: Social Studies 25 April 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 742
Posted By thorny locust
Seaboe, that sort of thing can make sense in some...

Seaboe, that sort of thing can make sense in some cases.

But a dog shouldn't be expected to obey the commands of a random stranger on the street. And I wasn't expecting the cat to obey any...
Forum: Social Studies 25 April 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 742
Posted By thorny locust
Many years ago, I shared living quarters with a...

Many years ago, I shared living quarters with a human who appeared to think that humans needed to be at the top of all social hierarchies, including those of non-humans. He scolded me once for...
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 April 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By thorny locust
I do still remember people complaining that the...

I do still remember people complaining that the forecast for the Naples NY area for what turned out to be the Flood of 72 was 20% chance of rain.

I just tried to confirm that online, however, and...
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 April 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By thorny locust
Hmm. It was probably the Old Farmers' Almanac...

Hmm. It was probably the Old Farmers' Almanac which I checked. But I suspect the accuracy results would be similar between the two of them.

It occurs to me to wonder how similar their forecasts...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 April 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By thorny locust
Thought I answered this, but maybe not. No, I...

Thought I answered this, but maybe not. No, I didn't [ETA: or, if I did, I didn't see it]. But, like Seaboe, I decided to practice my French.
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 April 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By thorny locust
I have heard one long range forecast in my life...

I have heard one long range forecast in my life that turned out to be entirely accurate. And it was an extremely long range forecast: thirty years, IIRC.

I was at a NOFA conference sometime in the...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 April 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By thorny locust
Doesn't it depend on the illness/condition? ...

Doesn't it depend on the illness/condition?

Certainly it doesn't sound as if this particular person should have had access to guns, even without 20/20 hindsight being needed. But AIUI there are...
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 April 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By thorny locust
Some years ago, I tracked the Farmers' Almanac...

Some years ago, I tracked the Farmers' Almanac against the actual weather for several months.

I don't think anybody here (DawnStorm included) will be surprised that they were often wrong, despite...
Forum: SLC 23 April 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 33,548
Posted By thorny locust
Lainie, I don't know your area; but around here...

Lainie, I don't know your area; but around here many villages and small cities still have downtown independent furniture stores. And at least some of them can order in a piece in a different...
Forum: SLC 22 April 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 51,618
Posted By thorny locust
Whoops, yes; I didn't take you to be saying that...

Whoops, yes; I didn't take you to be saying that it was your attitude. Sorry if my post read that way.
Forum: SLC 22 April 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 51,618
Posted By thorny locust
Cigarette butts are horrible litter. If they've...

Cigarette butts are horrible litter. If they've got filters, they don't break down. And they're often not entirely out, and in dry conditions can pose a fire hazard.
Forum: Police Blotter 22 April 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By thorny locust
Glad it's been found. My French is pretty bad,...

Glad it's been found. My French is pretty bad, but the story sounds like it's still intact.
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 231,134
Posted By thorny locust
Sorry, GM, don't get the reference. But, FWIW,...

Sorry, GM, don't get the reference. But, FWIW, the only reason we managed to get it off the truck was with the aid of a neighbor named James.

Having good neighbors also makes me happy; but that's...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 27,796
Posted By thorny locust
RichardM, that sounds like a source of joy for...

RichardM, that sounds like a source of joy for companies selling tools.
Forum: Rantidote 21 April 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 51,967
Posted By thorny locust
By having whatever page is showing the email link...

By having whatever page is showing the email link instead show a statement "We are no longer responding to email; please call this support number x-xxx-xxx-xxxx"?

Admittedly, if people are...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 27,796
Posted By thorny locust
Federal police will break into our houses and...

Federal police will break into our houses and take away all of our rulers and tapemeasures!

-- They'll also take all of our SAE wrenches, sockets, and bolts, and all our old cars and tractors, and...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 231,134
Posted By thorny locust
My spader (piece of farm equipment) is here, and...

My spader (piece of farm equipment) is here, and is off the delivery truck, and the delivery truck has gone away again. This makes me happy.

(Don't ask about the process of accomplishing that,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 April 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 87,860
Posted By thorny locust
One advantage of wearing a watch is that it's...

One advantage of wearing a watch is that it's much easier to discreetly check the time.

(At least, unless it's a pocketwatch.)
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