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Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 260,285
Posted By erwins
Working yourself up into a lot of stress and...

Working yourself up into a lot of stress and anxiety and not talking to anyone about the thing you're worried about, including with the people with control over that issue, made you suffer...
Forum: Rantidote 22 May 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,566
Posted By erwins
Beachlife!, I bet they originally started the...

Beachlife!, I bet they originally started the policy of ignoring leap days because it made the calculations (being done by people) easier. But now, it's just how it's done, with no revisiting of why...
Forum: Weird News 22 May 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By erwins
Not obvious from the linked article, but it looks...

Not obvious from the linked article, but it looks like that's correct. It also looks like "training" non-explosive ammunition is pretty readily available, but each round of explosive ammunition...
Forum: Rantidote 22 May 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,566
Posted By erwins
The train crossing alarm near my office keeps...

The train crossing alarm near my office keeps going off, apparently for no good reason. (As there have been no trains or other equipment going by.) It's annoying and distracting. Time to take a...
Forum: Weird News 22 May 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By erwins
How would the civilian legal version fire 40mm...

How would the civilian legal version fire 40mm grenades? From your linked article:
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 May 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 125,515
Posted By erwins
1. I'm quite sure is St. Teresa. 3. brown 4....

1. I'm quite sure is St. Teresa.
3. brown
4. Avogadro?
5. Algeria?
Forum: SLC 21 May 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By erwins
There are limits to the advice that people who...

There are limits to the advice that people who know you only through posts on the internet can give.

Find a therapist that you believe can truly help you. Make a commitment to yourself to tell the...
Forum: Rantidote 21 May 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 34,225
Posted By erwins
Ugh. I have had similar issues with my email...

Ugh. I have had similar issues with my email address. I think there may actually be two people who can't seem to use their own correct email addresses, unless the usual one has moved.

Last week...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By erwins
Thorny locust, your point about saying "sorry" is...

Thorny locust, your point about saying "sorry" is important. I've thought the same thing. Saying sorry is important, but ultimately, it's what you do next that matters. With our kids, we've...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 May 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By erwins
The chief of police (I think it was) said...

The chief of police (I think it was) said something like the man tried to ambush the officers and engage them in a gun fight. And "he succeeded -- and he lost."

The guy pointed a gun around,...
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 34,374
Posted By erwins
With certain kinds of microphones, they don't...

With certain kinds of microphones, they don't have to be that close to your mouth. It looks like it's just a bit bigger than the kind of Bluetooth ear piece I used to use before I got a car that had...
Forum: Weird News 18 May 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By erwins
I misread the thread title. I thought it said...

I misread the thread title. I thought it said causing "outrage," which made me think someone had deliberately dropped ammunition on the school, like in an extreme (though not that much more extreme)...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,711
Posted By erwins
Currently, money is considered fungible. Unless...

Currently, money is considered fungible. Unless that changes, the law will still be able to say who should have the money, and order another party to pay it over.

The difference, as I see it,...
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,566
Posted By erwins
I used to have an Amazon "actually free" version...

I used to have an Amazon "actually free" version of Norton security software on my Android phone. The Amazon program was discontinued a while back, and when I had to update the app, it switched to a...
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,209
Posted By erwins
The last US election convinced me that people...

The last US election convinced me that people vote based on feelings, and they will give as the reasons things that they come up with after deciding (based on feelings) who will get their vote. The...
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 34,225
Posted By erwins
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-36370522
Forum: SLC 14 May 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 62,366
Posted By erwins
I tried a number of solutions at one point to try...

I tried a number of solutions at one point to try to get the numlock key to be on by default on the login screen in Windows 10. It turned out to be inordinately complicated. One of the reasons is...
Forum: Rantidote 12 May 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,209
Posted By erwins
No way. With a draft, their kids might have to...

No way. With a draft, their kids might have to go (or, more accurately, they'd have to get their kids out of it, and their constituents' kids would have to go).

ETA: A draft is a more democratic...
Forum: Police Blotter 12 May 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,020
Posted By erwins
I would be very surprised if this were true. ...

I would be very surprised if this were true.

As E.Q. Taft mentioned, we are in a time of particular awareness and taking reports of this kind seriously. I am not old enough to remember the 60s,...
Forum: Rantidote 11 May 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,566
Posted By erwins
Unless Florida has some very different employment...

Unless Florida has some very different employment laws (which I seriously doubt) this is not a viable claim. There is no such thing as a "hostile work environment claim" as such, although it is a...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 May 2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,003
Posted By erwins
I think they've all done some amount of closed...

I think they've all done some amount of closed course testing, or are building on stuff that did. But that misses the point. The DARPA competition HAD to be a closed course because it needed to be...
Forum: Business Bytes 10 May 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,003
Posted By erwins
I have been thinking about some of our original...

I have been thinking about some of our original debates about AI vehicles, and the case that some have made that real world testing is simply a necessary step that we have to accept, and that along...
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,711
Posted By erwins
I think it's an interesting question how an AI...

I think it's an interesting question how an AI assistant might be viewed legally in terms of contract law. I suspect that most if not all current definitions in agency law require that an agent is a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 May 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,394
Posted By erwins
Yes, that is what I meant. :) And I'm not saying...

Yes, that is what I meant. :) And I'm not saying that I would expect anyone who is related to a benefits cheater to also be a benefits cheater. Just that it is probably not unusual to have multiple...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 May 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,394
Posted By erwins
I don't personally know anyone who is openly...

I don't personally know anyone who is openly cheating to get undeserved benefits, nor do I suspect anyone I know of doing so. And the numbers seem to bear out that this is a rare phenomenon. Even...
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