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Forum: SLC 21 August 2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,157
Posted By Errata
They do seem suspiciously well-crafted and form...

They do seem suspiciously well-crafted and form fitting for the era, but I think that falls within a reasonable degree of artistic license. People in freezing weather did rely on clothing covering...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 August 2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,825
Posted By Errata
And lightning strikes are even fewer and further...

And lightning strikes are even fewer and further between in California. Some estimates are between 80% and 90% human caused. Fire happens, but humans make it happen more often.

Yes, there is...
Forum: SLC 08 August 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 78,424
Posted By Errata
Much more subtle. They gave the arguments for...

Much more subtle. They gave the arguments for both side and asked me to rate how convincing each argument was, and after each round of arguments asked me how I felt about the initiative.

Both...
Forum: SLC 08 August 2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 78,424
Posted By Errata
I'm pretty sure I just got "push polled" for the...

I'm pretty sure I just got "push polled" for the first time, about the death penalty initiative in California. But I'm not 100% sure if the polling was biased or the arguments for the death penalty...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,825
Posted By Errata
More frequent fires also means more frequent...

More frequent fires also means more frequent fires. That's a tautology.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,825
Posted By Errata
I'm pretty sure that isn't true at all. Much of...

I'm pretty sure that isn't true at all. Much of coastal California is in the chaparral biome. Shorter, sparser trees with lots of bushes and grasses between them are the natural state of things,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Errata
They'd never come to the conclusion that everyone...

They'd never come to the conclusion that everyone needs freedom from persecution. They'd only try to find some way to ensure that they get to do the persecuting.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,825
Posted By Errata
"Brush" is part of the natural ecosystem. People...

"Brush" is part of the natural ecosystem. People can and do clear brush from their property for fire safety, but you can't reasonably landscape all of nature, and wouldn't want to even if you could....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,825
Posted By Errata
Don't forget the rivers. Gotta get rid of those...

Don't forget the rivers. Gotta get rid of those rivers diverting precious water into the ocean.
Forum: Rantidote 31 July 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 66,629
Posted By Errata
I though it was about living paycheck to paycheck...

I though it was about living paycheck to paycheck to support frivolous consumerism.
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 July 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 295,404
Posted By Errata
Who is America? It's scary. The first...

Who is America?

It's scary. The first episode ended with an extremely powerful segment, but the other 3 were just OK. Since that's what they chose to open with, I was concerned that it would be...
Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By Errata
I haven't worked in an open office environment. ...

I haven't worked in an open office environment. I've seen a few when interviewing, and it's a turnoff from working there. But I can imagine how it could backfire in terms of collaboration. If you...
Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By Errata
We have offices rather than cubicles, but we do...

We have offices rather than cubicles, but we do have lots of the corner desks. We had them in our original office space, and when we expanded into a second building, they bought more of the same. ...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By Errata
March 2014.

March 2014.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By Errata
I'm enjoying seeing the exact same people who...

I'm enjoying seeing the exact same people who were supporting his comment yesterday now supporting precisely the opposite just a few hours later.
Yesterday: We were always at war with Eurasia....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By Errata
Sure, that checks out. Totally makes sense...

Sure, that checks out. Totally makes sense within the context and tenor of all of his other remarks and the situation. Nobody is tougher on Putin than Trump, believe me! The lying press don't want...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 July 2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,867
Posted By Errata
I agree. For most genres (even the more serious...

I agree. For most genres (even the more serious ones) there is some level of suspension of disbelief expected. You can't reasonably go into a superhero movie expecting the physics to all make...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 July 2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Errata
It's a complicated situation. An employee did...

It's a complicated situation. An employee did air her frustrations about her employer's customers on social media in an identifiable way, which is not great. But it wouldn't have amounted to...
Forum: SLC 05 July 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,641
Posted By Errata
Visiting Canada is a lot like visiting North...

Visiting Canada is a lot like visiting North Korea. You're not allowed to leave your hotel without a Canadian chaperone, and they take you only to the parts of Canada they want you to see, with...
Forum: SLC 29 June 2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 67,062
Posted By Errata
There are mostly white stucco buildings lining...

There are mostly white stucco buildings lining the street, and the lamps are the kind that throw light in many directions rather than aiming it down. So there might be a little more ambient...
Forum: Amusement Bark 29 June 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,867
Posted By Errata
I saw Ocean's 8. Which I thought was on par with...

I saw Ocean's 8. Which I thought was on par with Ocean's 12 and 13, all of which were watchable but inferior to Ocean's 11.

Without going into specific spoiler details, certain details of the...
Forum: SLC 28 June 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 95,932
Posted By Errata
Die Capacitrix was the one who suggested Canada...

Die Capacitrix was the one who suggested Canada as a supplier. I have no information on that except that it's across a lake from the current supplier, so maybe.

In my "unpredictable" scenario, I...
Forum: SLC 28 June 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 95,932
Posted By Errata
Or maybe Canadian food manufacturers also need to...

Or maybe Canadian food manufacturers also need to start sourcing locally, increasing demand, and also some farmers have to gradually transition to different crops, and there is a spike in cranberry...
Forum: SLC 28 June 2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 67,062
Posted By Errata
I was walking downtown right at dusk when the...

I was walking downtown right at dusk when the street lights were turning on, and the whole street was turning on and off and on and off, like someone was playing with a light switch. As far as I can...
Forum: SLC 27 June 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 95,932
Posted By Errata
Trade wars have unpredictable second, third,...

Trade wars have unpredictable second, third, fourth order effects rippling through international economies. If they don't nip it in the bud then probably in some ways it will make an impact even on...
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