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Forum: Moot Court 26 April 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By ChasFink
Judge Actually, it's pretty close to S.O.P.: lawyers...

Actually, it's pretty close to S.O.P.: lawyers often make tiered arguments such as "Your Honor, my client cannot be found guilty of this offence because he is not a resident of this state, and the...
Forum: Moot Court 26 April 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By ChasFink
Judge Judge: Bar can refuse service to Trump supporter wearing MAGA hat

I shortened the title; the original is:

Judge rules New York City bar can refuse service to Trump supporter wearing MAGA hat...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 April 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By ChasFink
Judge All of the above. The form...

All of the above.

The form (https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/4473-part-1-firearms-transaction-record-over-counter-atf-form-53009/download) one fills out when buying a gun asks "Have you ever...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 April 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By ChasFink
ganz, I believe I'm being misunderstood (not the...

ganz, I believe I'm being misunderstood (not the first time in my life). I mostly agree with you.

Agreed here. It's the knowledge - or belief - that this is a piece of the Moon that creates the...
Forum: Science 24 April 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,245
Posted By ChasFink
Shifty Eyes What about pronouncing it "you're IN us"? ...

What about pronouncing it "you're IN us"?

Oh. Never mind.
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 April 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By ChasFink
Reading Important to note here: The story concerns...

Important to note here:

The story concerns the Farmer's Almanac (https://www.farmersalmanac.com/), not The Old Farmer's Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/), which - true to its name - is 26 years...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 April 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I've unintentionally been absent from this thread...

I've unintentionally been absent from this thread for a while. Time to catch up on the philosophical debate.


Are you saying that an exact copy, even if created on Earth, would bring the same...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 April 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By ChasFink
Although I am not by any means a pro-gun type of...

Although I am not by any means a pro-gun type of person, I am somewhat conservative on the issue of mental health and guns. From my limited understanding, it is difficult for someone who had one...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 April 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By ChasFink
Vanishing I honestly didn't think he was being witty, but...

I honestly didn't think he was being witty, but attempting to maintain a world view in which no true paradoxes existed. I'm sure he would have an answer about where halfway was.


You're starting...
Forum: Police Blotter 19 April 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By ChasFink
Teacher Is what my grandfather's axe? When a friend...

Is what my grandfather's axe?

When a friend in college found out I was studying Philosophy, she asked what that entailed. I said something like "the basic questions in life, morals, and things...
Forum: Police Blotter 19 April 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I would agree with you there - even on a much...

I would agree with you there - even on a much more macroscopic level - as far as the appreciation of the work is concerned. But to me the point of originality in these cases is more the commercial or...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 April 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 501,589
Posted By ChasFink
Driver I've complained elsewhere...

I've complained elsewhere (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=1969333#post1969333) about those Volvo commercials (https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wm1n/2018-volvo-xc60-embrace-the-future-future) with...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 April 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By ChasFink
Even WITH appraisal, forgeries are sometimes...

Even WITH appraisal, forgeries are sometimes accepted as real. A documentary (http://artandcraftfilm.com/) I saw on PBS followed a man who forged art in many styles, often using crude techniques, and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By ChasFink
You know, seeing it again I'm fascinated by how...

You know, seeing it again I'm fascinated by how he supports the illusion of all that stuff working: the knee device actually works the grappler, his left pinky is stiff and at an odd angle from the...
Forum: Police Blotter 17 April 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By ChasFink
This means the stolen goods are likely headed for...

This means the stolen goods are likely headed for the crucible and not a collector's shelf. A pity. But I wonder: is there not less conspicuous gold out there to be stolen?
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By ChasFink
Vanishing This is sad. I liked his standup/magic even more...

This is sad. I liked his standup/magic even more than Night Court - very much in the vein of Penn and Teller, and I think more appealing to a wider audience. A memorable bit he did on SNL...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 April 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By ChasFink
I think the Slate article is essentially right -...

I think the Slate article is essentially right - The Times headline seriously overstates the problem. Many respondents severely underestimate the number of Jews killed, don't know what Auschwitz...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 April 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,923
Posted By ChasFink
Mister Ed That's it! Let's drop all this stuff Google and...

That's it! Let's drop all this stuff Google and Tesla and everyone else is doing and bring back the original, one-horsepower, self-driving vehicle!
Forum: Business Bytes 11 April 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,923
Posted By ChasFink
Initiating a whole new class of things bad...

Initiating a whole new class of things bad drivers do.
Forum: Business Bytes 11 April 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,923
Posted By ChasFink
Icon101 My bad. I didn't follow the story very closely...

My bad. I didn't follow the story very closely and actually wasn't aware that Tesla's available technology was already at this level, so I assumed this was a test program.

Still, if the technology...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 April 2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,923
Posted By ChasFink
Driver Because the whole reason you're out there is to...

Because the whole reason you're out there is to prove the autopilot works. His previous experiences may have made him more attentive at that spot; maybe it wasn't enough.


I do agree that...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 09 April 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By ChasFink
Neener, Neener On the 13th, leftover eggplant.. and you wish you...

On the 13th, leftover eggplant.. and you wish you had some shallots to go with it. :lol:
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 09 April 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By ChasFink
Chef I don't have any experience with these things,...

I don't have any experience with these things, but I have to ask this question. If you are a reasonably good cook, why wouldn't you just have a reasonably stocked pantry that would allow you to make...
Forum: Social Studies 07 April 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,294
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I fear we're getting very off topic, but: On...

I fear we're getting very off topic, but:

On Jeopardy! the other day a clue concerned a currency that was abbreviated zl (Trebek said "zee-el"). The response that was accepted was "What is the...
Forum: SLC 06 April 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 265,035
Posted By ChasFink
In later years I had many dreams similar to that,...

In later years I had many dreams similar to that, set in buildings much like abandoned shopping malls. (The setting was sometimes very much like a strip mall I went to a lot as a child.) I had always...
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