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Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,274
Posted By iskinner
One could claim invention in French Quebec and...

One could claim invention in French Quebec and maybe that would be close enough. Though one would have to hope that the target audience does not know that it was actually British Columbia, IIRC.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,133
Posted By iskinner
On a similar note, I had the idea that somebody...

On a similar note, I had the idea that somebody should propose a bill the funds sensible border security measures using border security personal and modern technology but also including funds and...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 52,179
Posted By iskinner
You are correct. Blood Alcohol is a ratio of...

You are correct. Blood Alcohol is a ratio of alcohol versus body mass so it would take a proportionally less volume of alcohol to get a 20lb toddler to .203 as it would take to get an 160lb adult to...
Forum: SLC 11 January 2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,542
Posted By iskinner
Land Ownership data is public and here in...

Land Ownership data is public and here in Sacramento online. Sacramento County Assessor Parcel Viewer (http://assessorparcelviewer.saccounty.net/jsviewer/assessor.html).

You could have been...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 December 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 38,527
Posted By iskinner
It might restore a smidgen of faith if one where...

It might restore a smidgen of faith if one where to realize that this would be a highly self-selected group. I.E. Almost nobody who was not somehow looking forward to see a movie like that (I never...
Forum: SLC 03 December 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 52,179
Posted By iskinner
Yes, and if you want a convenient rule-of-thumb...

Yes, and if you want a convenient rule-of-thumb gauge, literally, put the tip of your thumb against the tip of your pointer finger and squeeze your hand between your thumb and first finger. This...
Forum: Techno-Babble 29 November 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By iskinner
Well, yes there is 1/6 the weight so very long...

Well, yes there is 1/6 the weight so very long jumps are easy enough. But with 0.00000000001% the earth's atmosphere at sea level (about equivalent of earth's atmosphere at the orbit of the ISS). ...
Forum: SLC 29 November 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 49,671
Posted By iskinner
I suspect human eyes attached to law enforcement...

I suspect human eyes attached to law enforcement officials would be more susceptible than the camera ones but either or both could be the intended target of the owner of such a license plate..
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 November 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By iskinner
As well as what is listed, if this could be...

As well as what is listed, if this could be combined with solar technology, it could create a vehicle that would have very long, if not nearly indefinite, cruise capability. That could leave to...
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 November 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By iskinner
To be fair that would be a fairly accurate...

To be fair that would be a fairly accurate description of the Wrights brothers first flight as well. It will be up to engineers to see if efficiencies can or can not be improved to make something...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 26 November 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,490
Posted By iskinner
Commercial supply chains can be a bit of a...

Commercial supply chains can be a bit of a different deal, in that they are generally supplying products in larger quantities.

I have been able to find small bags of soft wheat flour here in...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 26 November 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,490
Posted By iskinner
Not technically 100% correct. Cake flour is made...

Not technically 100% correct. Cake flour is made with soft wheat, but it is specifically milled to be much finer grained than normal flour. But it may be the only soft flour product found in many...
Forum: Fun House 26 November 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,067
Posted By iskinner
What is the difference between people and...

What is the difference between people and computers?

With computers, you put the software into the hardware. :fish:
Forum: Rantidote 26 November 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 34,320
Posted By iskinner
I have noticed a distinct falling off in Amazon...

I have noticed a distinct falling off in Amazon delivery customer service quality as they have gone more and more with GIG economy part-time delivery drivers. We had a recent package delivered that...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 November 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,425
Posted By iskinner
The Sacramento area Amazon distribution center...

The Sacramento area Amazon distribution center has been temporarily closed do to air quality issues from the fires. It affected an order to our house earlier this week.
Forum: SLC 13 November 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 107,357
Posted By iskinner
That might be a sign of those who may profit on...

That might be a sign of those who may profit on the sale of said book gaming the Amazon system to get their product as visible as possible by using either more or less scrupulous methods to have...
Forum: Techno-Babble 13 November 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By iskinner
The linked article did not mention one of the...

The linked article did not mention one of the reasons to go away from the physical Le Grand K --- Le Grand K is shrinking, minutely, but now measurably shrinking as a few atoms leave over long...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 November 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By iskinner
Though there is a lot of discussion that the...

Though there is a lot of discussion that the replacement may be illegal. Surprise, surprise Trump not aware/caring what the rules are.

Reportedly, the rule used to name the new temporary...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 November 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,470
Posted By iskinner
Dropped the ballots for the four eligible voters...

Dropped the ballots for the four eligible voters in my CA household at the local library collection point on Halloween. Not a lot of drama for the federal and statewide political positions for my...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 30 October 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,470
Posted By iskinner
Senetor Lindsey Graham Joins the Fray

Graham to introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship (https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/413832-graham-to-introduce-legislation-ending-birthright-citizenship)



Excrement!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 30 October 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,470
Posted By iskinner
My personal feeling is that it is an election...

My personal feeling is that it is an election ploy to try an bolster Republican turnout in the election next week. My hope is that a counter response from such citizens facing possible voiding would...
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 October 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,975
Posted By iskinner
Modern Family Spoiler Did anybody of Dede...

Modern Family Spoiler


Did anybody of Dede in their office pool? Did this match the speculation of what constitutes a "main" character? The character apparently has appeared in seven previous...
Forum: Police Blotter 26 October 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,710
Posted By iskinner
Some of the many reports I have read with widely...

Some of the many reports I have read with widely varying details in them have indicated that they where 'functioning' in the sense they had an active explosive material in them, but 'non-functioning'...
Forum: Amusement Bark 25 October 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 162,185
Posted By iskinner
When your Mother is playing a version of Omar...

When your Mother is playing a version of Omar Sharif's Master Bridge game written for the 8088 processor and it had no timer or UI pause built in to the play animation. So when a hand is played on a...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 October 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,710
Posted By iskinner
Not so much, when one is detonating an explosive...

Not so much, when one is detonating an explosive locally and immediately, one can generally use much simpler devices then is needed for a explosive that is intended to detonate itself remotely, and...
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