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Forum: Police Blotter 16 October 2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,661
Posted By RichardM
If you do calculations, you are a computer, i.e.,...

If you do calculations, you are a computer, i.e., you compute. And for the sake of your troops, I hope you are good at it. Well, were good at it.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 13 October 2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By RichardM
Bird Strikes (houses, not airplanes)

Just a few minutes ago, we (the dog and I) heard a loud thump against the kitchen window. I looked out and there was a dove walking around looking a bit confused. A little bit later, it was gone....
Forum: SLC 13 October 2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 93,305
Posted By RichardM
We promise to milk it for all it's worth.

We promise to milk it for all it's worth.
Forum: SLC 13 October 2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,698
Posted By RichardM
Geez, I'm getting old. I just realized I've...

Geez, I'm getting old. I just realized I've forgotten more historical events than many of you remember. The mention of Skylab coming down brought this on. I was 29 that year and didn't remember it. :)
Forum: Techno-Babble 12 October 2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,679
Posted By RichardM
The November issue of Car and Driver has several...

The November issue of Car and Driver has several articles on Driverless cars. This has good explanations of almost anything you might want to know. The really scary part, to me, is a quote from the...
Forum: Rantidote 11 October 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 183,696
Posted By RichardM
I have told people that I am a practicing...

I have told people that I am a practicing agnostic apathist. They get a blank look on their face. Then I close the door.
Forum: SLC 11 October 2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 160,520
Posted By RichardM
He's Carl the bicyclist from 'Pearls Before...

He's Carl the bicyclist from 'Pearls Before Swine.'
Forum: Police Blotter 11 October 2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,661
Posted By RichardM
No. My .22 rifle was made in 1957. I like it...

No. My .22 rifle was made in 1957. I like it because it is a semiautomatic that can handle shorts, longs and long rifles. Most .22 semiautomatics can handle only long rifles. My .357 revolver (which...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 October 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By RichardM
Political parties can not receive a tax free...

Political parties can not receive a tax free rating. If activist groups, conservative or liberal, act like a political party, the IRS has to look closely at them.
Forum: Rantidote 02 October 2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 93,067
Posted By RichardM
Check the ends of the cable connections to be...

Check the ends of the cable connections to be sure that a loose connection isn't the problem.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 October 2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By RichardM
If they have to tell you, it means that their...

If they have to tell you, it means that their actions don't so indicate.
Forum: SLC 02 October 2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 160,520
Posted By RichardM
Termites look like ants with wings.

Termites look like ants with wings.
Forum: The Doctor Is In 02 October 2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By RichardM
Is it ski season there already? :) Usually...

Is it ski season there already? :)

Usually a broken bone takes about 6 weeks to knit. But remember, dam it, I'm an engineer, not a doctor.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 October 2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,646
Posted By RichardM
If he doesn't own a golf course there, it doesn't...

If he doesn't own a golf course there, it doesn't matter.
Forum: SLC 29 September 2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 93,305
Posted By RichardM
Artie Johnson on Laugh In

Artie Johnson on Laugh In
Forum: SLC 28 September 2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,698
Posted By RichardM
I remember that election because politics kept...

I remember that election because politics kept interrupting the TV shows I wanted to watch.
Forum: SLC 28 September 2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 128,337
Posted By RichardM
Is you aspiration when you grow up to be a dirty...

Is you aspiration when you grow up to be a dirty old man? If so, you may have succeeded. :lol:
Forum: Soapbox Derby 27 September 2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By RichardM
As a former resident of the state, all I can say...

As a former resident of the state, all I can say is Mississippi is worse.;)
Forum: SLC 27 September 2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 91,275
Posted By RichardM
Exactly. :)

Exactly. :)
Forum: SLC 26 September 2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 91,275
Posted By RichardM
Part of the trouble with medication induced sleep...

Part of the trouble with medication induced sleep is that it may interfere with REM sleep. This can mean even though you sleep at night, your body doesn't feel fully refreshed. Remember though, I am...
Forum: Rantidote 25 September 2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 146,108
Posted By RichardM
Actually most industrial robots would qualify as...

Actually most industrial robots would qualify as a waldo especially if controlled by an AI.
Forum: Rantidote 25 September 2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 93,067
Posted By RichardM
When my parents visited my mother's family in...

When my parents visited my mother's family in Norway in the late 60s, they had to assure my mother's aunt that my father fought in the American army. His first name, Vernon, is Germanic.
Forum: Rantidote 24 September 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 146,108
Posted By RichardM
What if they make an AI and give it strong waldos?

What if they make an AI and give it strong waldos?
Forum: Rantidote 24 September 2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 146,108
Posted By RichardM
I object to anything I could have bought new...

I object to anything I could have bought new being called 'antique.'

I'm not that old dag nab it! :)
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 September 2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,679
Posted By RichardM
And I'm probably being paranoid and seeing the...

And I'm probably being paranoid and seeing the anti-intellectual attitude of the Americans who support Trump (not that I am saying you support Trump) in places where it doesn't exist.
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