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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 January 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 14,350
Posted By erwins
For 7, if Seaboe is not correct (I have no idea),...

For 7, if Seaboe is not correct (I have no idea), it strikes me that some of these are fairly large cities where there is another city of the same name in a different state. But that is obviously...
Forum: Business Bytes 22 January 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 41,584
Posted By erwins
The article I posted mentions the requirements to...

The article I posted mentions the requirements to not damage eyes, the wavelength of the laser in question, and that, unlike the critical parts of the human eye, the camera sensor is not surrounded...
Forum: Rantidote 22 January 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 34,076
Posted By erwins
I haven't either. I also don't think that was...

I haven't either. I also don't think that was the original claim.

I think the complaint was that autistic is now being used the way the r-word used to be used. As in, something like, "What are...
Forum: Business Bytes 22 January 2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 41,584
Posted By erwins
I debated starting a new thread, but this one has...

I debated starting a new thread, but this one has a lot of good discussion of the issue generally, so I'm putting this here.

CES-goer says his camera was killed by a self-driving car's LIDAR

...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 22 January 2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By erwins
It's a mostly dog thing in our house, but I'm not...

It's a mostly dog thing in our house, but I'm not surprised at all of the cats who prefer what we call "wild water." Any water that is outside is wild water. Water with things in it is extra wild. ...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By erwins
Waffles . . . . . . .

Waffles . . . . . . .
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By erwins
This depends on the laws of the jurisdiction. (I...

This depends on the laws of the jurisdiction. (I didn't see what the context is, so I'm not sure if I know anything more specifically).

Here, there are distinct terms for juvenile cases. You...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,873
Posted By erwins
This is a terrible idea. $6 billion is an...

This is a terrible idea. $6 billion is an enormous amount of money to spend, and it is going toward somehing stupid, harmful, and connected to terrible policy. I don't think there should be any...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 January 2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,991
Posted By erwins
The southern flour vs northern is not the same as...

The southern flour vs northern is not the same as all purpose vs cake flour. The White Lily flour I have is all purpose flour. It is AP flour made from soft wheat, which is the thing you can't get...
Forum: Rantidote 20 January 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 34,076
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: 522
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: 672
Views: 53,100
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: 526
Views: 35,052
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: 526
Views: 35,052
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: 57
Views: 2,991
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: 57
Views: 2,873
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: 2,330
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: 38,647
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: 672
Views: 53,100
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: 1,401
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: 57
Views: 2,873
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: 57
Views: 2,873
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: 57
Views: 2,873
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: 1,263
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: 1,263
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...
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