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Forum: SLC 21 January 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 14,685
Posted By thorny locust
[/QUOTE] -- I was going to say, 'I have no...

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-- I was going to say, 'I have no words.' But that would be all too appropriate in itself, wouldn't it?

I realize that the intention in that case wasn't censorship, let alone rewriting...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 January 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By thorny locust
Wasps and spiders are both highly beneficial. ...

Wasps and spiders are both highly beneficial.

They eat large numbers of other small critters which, unchecked, would do huge amounts of damage to vegetation: including but not limited to food...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 January 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,655
Posted By thorny locust
Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That...

Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean? (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/health/trump-cognitive-screening-dementia.html)
Forum: Rantidote 20 January 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 19,041
Posted By thorny locust
And the things that the federal government, among...

And the things that the federal government, among others, is still doing to them.

ETA: And, yeah. Lots of people continue "carrying on about their past atrocities." Not to mention that "carrying...
Forum: SLC 20 January 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,855
Posted By thorny locust
Die Capacitrix, my New York State driver's...

Die Capacitrix, my New York State driver's license includes height, but not weight. (Which seems sensible to me; height is very difficult to change, but while weight is very difficult to change...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,327
Posted By thorny locust
Dasla, I don't know what's up with your ankle;...

Dasla, I don't know what's up with your ankle; but I've often found it useful with achy knees to wear a stretchy-type brace for a couple of days (drugstores usually have a rack of assorted things...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,668
Posted By thorny locust
Dear Mac 10.13.2, There is supposed to be a...

Dear Mac 10.13.2,

There is supposed to be a difference between 'sleep', 'restart', and 'shut down'. If I ask you to do the first, you should not be substituting one of the others.

(This is...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 19,041
Posted By thorny locust
Generally around here, if drivers are doing that,...

Generally around here, if drivers are doing that, they'll move out of the way when they realize there's other traffic -- maybe not instantly, but a lot faster than it would be to back up, turn...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,655
Posted By thorny locust
The White House physician who did this exam was...

The White House physician who did this exam was apparently not chosen by Trump, and has been in the position since before Trump got elected...
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 19,041
Posted By thorny locust
Problem is, there's no way to have no risk; at...

Problem is, there's no way to have no risk; at any rate, not and be alive. Being alive is risky by its nature. There is a very small risk associated with being vaccinated; and a significantly larger...
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,327
Posted By thorny locust
Esprise Me, -- warning, long post; containing...

Esprise Me, -- warning, long post; containing advice that may be worth exactly what you paid for it.


When I first started reading your most recent post I thought you might be having a difficulty...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 230,624
Posted By thorny locust
Having the wrong emails in one's email box may...

Having the wrong emails in one's email box may cause problems with hemorrhoids. Said problems may be curable by deleting those emails.

Doing so, however, may cause other problems, whose nature was...
Forum: Rantidote 17 January 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 19,041
Posted By thorny locust
I wonder whether the problem may be that "normal"...

I wonder whether the problem may be that "normal" varies from person to person.

Some people who technically have "abnormal" readings may feel just fine; some who technically have "normal" ones may...
Forum: Rantidote 16 January 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,327
Posted By thorny locust
But wouldn't "work" for a badger be feeding...

But wouldn't "work" for a badger be feeding itself, and digging and maintaining its den?

And I strongly suspect that a badger in a cafeteria would indeed be feeding itself (though digging a den...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,855
Posted By thorny locust
Seaboe, that's awful. There shouldn't be any...

Seaboe, that's awful. There shouldn't be any blame for thinking that was a safe situation -- though it's a whole lot easier to say that than it is not to feel any.

Is their any chance that she was...
Forum: Rantidote 16 January 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 19,041
Posted By thorny locust
Lainie, that's sensible; but there were a number...

Lainie, that's sensible; but there were a number of things done in this house that weren't sensible.
Forum: Rantidote 16 January 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,327
Posted By thorny locust
I think that in that case, Esprise Me, I'd be...

I think that in that case, Esprise Me, I'd be inclined to go for the small apartment with the good windows and the balcony: on the grounds that the others would probably feel smaller to me in...
Forum: We've Got Mail 16 January 2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 164,046
Posted By thorny locust
Probably just recalculating the date. ...

Probably just recalculating the date.




If there are any actual conservatives left, I expect they'll object to random slaughtering of their neighbors.



Pick one!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 January 2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,547
Posted By thorny locust
True. I am sharing the country, like it or not,...

True. I am sharing the country, like it or not, with a whole lot of people. (For the most part I'm in favor of this, though there are exceptions. They're by individual behavior, though, not by group...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 January 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,547
Posted By thorny locust
As I understand it, however, it would still be...

As I understand it, however, it would still be acceptable to eat the non-kosher meal if a medical condition made fasting dangerous.

As you say: situational.



What if the serial killer were...
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,327
Posted By thorny locust
Lack of natural light doesn't sound to me like a...

Lack of natural light doesn't sound to me like a stupid thing to complain about at all. Some of us don't do well at all without it. And your need for the outdoor balcony space (not to mention the...
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 19,041
Posted By thorny locust
Come to think of it, I have an outlet upstairs...

Come to think of it, I have an outlet upstairs that's controlled by the wall switch. That switch, somewhat confusingly, also controls the overhead light in that room; I use the switch all the time...
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 19,041
Posted By thorny locust
You would have had to tell me the outlet could be...

You would have had to tell me the outlet could be switched on and off. I've very rarely seen an outlet that can be switched off except by going down to the basement and shutting off the entire...
Forum: Techno-Babble 15 January 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,232
Posted By thorny locust
A slight improvement; but still relies on the...

A slight improvement; but still relies on the car's brain functioning properly to work.

If the reason the passengers need to stop the car is that something's gone wrong with the computer,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 January 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,655
Posted By thorny locust
Blatherskite, that's a very good point. I...

Blatherskite, that's a very good point.

I think that for some time we'd managed, not to get rid of racism, but to in most public discourse and a great deal of private discourse (depending on who...
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