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Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 March 2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By erwins
This is a non sequitur. Can you explain,...

This is a non sequitur.

Can you explain, without links or slang or in-references what your point is?

And to be more clear, why are you unconcerned about the bad parts of your healthcare...
Forum: Rantidote 26 March 2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 58,813
Posted By erwins
Last time I was car shopping I stopped at a...

Last time I was car shopping I stopped at a dealer specifically to test drive a bright red Corolla S with manual transmission and black leather interior. I can only assume my age and gender are what...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 March 2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By erwins
The inequities of our health care system bother...

The inequities of our health care system bother me a lot, regardless of the fact that I have private insurance.
Forum: Rantidote 26 March 2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 58,813
Posted By erwins
I had that happen too. There was one that...

I had that happen too. There was one that persisted long after I told them that I would never do business with them if they kept calling me. I couldn't block them, so I assigned a silent ring tone...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 March 2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By erwins
It's definitely not all the same. Also, I'm...

It's definitely not all the same.

Also, I'm interested in what data there is to back it up as well, but hospitals turning away patients is not the same as hospitals refusing to treat a patient in...
Forum: Rantidote 25 March 2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 34,004
Posted By erwins
I misread it that way at first glance, too, but...

I misread it that way at first glance, too, but it doesn't say "Democrat" Wildabeast.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 25 March 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 193,405
Posted By erwins
Hello Kitty True. When I was in middle school, we had a cat...

True. When I was in middle school, we had a cat that was allowed to have kittens before she was fixed. She was a tortoiseshell, nondilute. I remember looking up whether there could be multiple...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 25 March 2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 193,405
Posted By erwins
It's not even a guess. Orange is sex-linked, and...

It's not even a guess. Orange is sex-linked, and comes from the X chromosome. If papa were non-orange, female kittens would have one copy of the non-orange gene. Mama is a torbie, so she has one...
Forum: Rantidote 23 March 2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 36,572
Posted By erwins
I served on a jury on an almost 2-week trial. We...

I served on a jury on an almost 2-week trial. We all took it very seriously, and it was one of the most intense and exhausting experiences I've had. It influenced how I view our jury system.
...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 March 2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 570
Posted By erwins
I only butter the bread for certain kinds of...

I only butter the bread for certain kinds of sandwiches. If it has mayo or another spread on it, no butter. If the filling is itself something spreadable, like peanut butter, or jam, no butter. So...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 March 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By erwins
A pilot at the engineering forum discussing this...

A pilot at the engineering forum discussing this (https://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=450258) gave an explanation of something I'd been wondering about. Once you flip the stabilizer cutout...
Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By erwins
Wet leaves create conditions where microorganisms...

Wet leaves create conditions where microorganisms like to grow. It's especially important not to splash both water and soil onto them, as the microorganisms hang out in the soil. Rain will also...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 March 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By erwins
We have Netflix and Amazon, and OTA antenna and...

We have Netflix and Amazon, and OTA antenna and TiVo (an older, lifetime subscription unit, so no monthly payments) for big sporting events. We subscribed to Hulu briefly to get extra Olympics...
Forum: SLC 18 March 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By erwins
Some tomato plants are supposed to do well in...

Some tomato plants are supposed to do well in containers. Maybe try to find a couple of those?
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By erwins
Good points. It's looking like the Ethiopian...

Good points. It's looking like the Ethiopian plane may never have climbed above about 3,000 feet above the ground. And part of the time, it was much lower -- under minimum safe height. Not a lot...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By erwins
That's quite an article. I wonder how it affects...

That's quite an article. I wonder how it affects liability that Boeing did so much of its own safety reviews. And, of course, changed some of the details after the approvals.

I also wanted to...
Forum: Rantidote 18 March 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 132,295
Posted By erwins
What about emailing them to point out that it...

What about emailing them to point out that it consistently doesn't work and has become frustrating instead of useful? Maybe direct that email to the head of the credit union, and mention the...
Forum: SLC 17 March 2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 71,994
Posted By erwins
Thanks. Luckily, our power came back on about an...

Thanks. Luckily, our power came back on about an hour ago. Just as I was gathering flashlights and lanterns and checking how cold it was going to get tonight. :) We are at the edge of the...
Forum: SLC 16 March 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 71,994
Posted By erwins
Thanks Morning. There are at least partial...

Thanks Morning. There are at least partial answers to my questions now in the article I linked. They cut power in part because people's basements were flooded. Power will be restored after the...
Forum: SLC 16 March 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 71,994
Posted By erwins
There was a large water main break less than a...

There was a large water main break less than a mile from my house. There has been flooding that closed many intersections as the water runs downhill, passing several blocks from my house.
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Forum: Rantidote 15 March 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 58,813
Posted By erwins
Hmm. I read that only as saying that Celtiberians...

Hmm. I read that only as saying that Celtiberians used urine that way. He's saying smiling that much is silly even if, like all the people he listed, you clean your teeth with clean water. But it's...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 March 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By erwins
I wish there was more official information about...

I wish there was more official information about how MCAS works. On at least 3 other sites, it has been mentioned that if a pilot overrides MCAS trim adjustments by using the trim switches on the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 March 2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By erwins
This article suggests that the initial reaction...

This article suggests that the initial reaction of pilots is likely to be an action that normally counters a similar problem, and that the immediate action required to offset the MCAS inputs may be...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 March 2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By erwins
The plane was only in the air for 360 seconds,...

The plane was only in the air for 360 seconds, and on another forum I read (I have not verified) that the shortest checklist you can run through (on a completely unrelated thing) takes at least 50...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 March 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By erwins
The FAA finally stepped in and issued an...

The FAA finally stepped in and issued an emergency order grounding them in US airspace, after Canada had done so, and saying it was based on new data seemingly linking this crash to the Lion Air...
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