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Forum: Crash and Burn 15 March 2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,071
Posted By iskinner
A set of stairs may have never caused so much trouble in an aircraft.

How a 50-year design came back to haunt Boeing with its troubled 737 Max jet (https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-fi-boeing-max-design-20190315-story.html)
Forum: Rantidote 14 March 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 34,724
Posted By iskinner
This happened frequently to my mother when she...

This happened frequently to my mother when she was communing to her thrice weekly dialysis appointments when we lived in Alexandria, VA. There was a police office on her route and she would...
Forum: Rantidote 13 March 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,202
Posted By iskinner
I thought she was practicing some sort of Kata.

I thought she was practicing some sort of Kata.
Forum: Social Studies 13 March 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By iskinner
True, so did the Romans... but I suspect there...

True, so did the Romans... but I suspect there are efficiencies differences.
Forum: Social Studies 12 March 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By iskinner
Small, pedantic quibble. What the people of the...

Small, pedantic quibble. What the people of the past had was central heating, the fire was often in the middle of the living space. What they did not have was forced air ducting that could move...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 March 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,862
Posted By iskinner
A different history from David Morgan-Mar, in...

A different history from David Morgan-Mar, in today's installment of his Irregular Webcomic!

Irregular Webcomic! #3944 -- 2019-03-07 (http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3944.html)
Forum: Wild Kingdom 06 March 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,849
Posted By iskinner
I'm not sure how valid these types of experiments...

I'm not sure how valid these types of experiments may be. I've known cats who loved boxes, but only on their own terms. When placed in a box, even a favorite or frequented box, by a human, it would...
Forum: Police Blotter 28 February 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 87,363
Posted By iskinner
Anecdote in support of this. Yesterday the...

Anecdote in support of this. Yesterday the school my wife is a third grade teacher at had an unscheduled lockdown drill due to some recent local threats made on several social media platforms...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 February 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By iskinner
The IRS does not really help the issue. If one...

The IRS does not really help the issue. If one still does one's US taxes by hand, once you have calculated all your deductions and credits and what all to determine one's final Taxable Income for...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 February 2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By iskinner
Yes it is, I.E. Marginal Tax Rate...

Yes it is, I.E. Marginal Tax Rate (https://investinganswers.com/financial-dictionary/tax-center/marginal-tax-rate-2136), with different brackets and rates...
Forum: Crash and Burn 04 February 2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By iskinner
To add information I read. She was able to call...

To add information I read. She was able to call after your fall and injury, but weather prevented rescue personal from getting to her in time.
Forum: Moot Court 24 January 2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,576
Posted By iskinner
Just as likely, if not more so, the controversy...

Just as likely, if not more so, the controversy will lead to an increase, just by being talked about so much.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 January 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,896
Posted By iskinner
I'm not sure what your meal planning looks like,...

I'm not sure what your meal planning looks like, Beachlife. But inedible biscuits, can often be used as a decent thickener in certain stews and/or soups as well as other things as long the actually...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 January 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,896
Posted By iskinner
The obvious follow on experiment is to make...

The obvious follow on experiment is to make batches with the two types of flours using the appropriate recipe for each. Then see if one is noticeable better then the other even with their 'matching'...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,323
Posted By iskinner
One could claim invention in French Quebec and...

One could claim invention in French Quebec and maybe that would be close enough. Though one would have to hope that the target audience does not know that it was actually British Columbia, IIRC.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,417
Posted By iskinner
On a similar note, I had the idea that somebody...

On a similar note, I had the idea that somebody should propose a bill the funds sensible border security measures using border security personal and modern technology but also including funds and...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 71,036
Posted By iskinner
You are correct. Blood Alcohol is a ratio of...

You are correct. Blood Alcohol is a ratio of alcohol versus body mass so it would take a proportionally less volume of alcohol to get a 20lb toddler to .203 as it would take to get an 160lb adult to...
Forum: SLC 11 January 2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 22,125
Posted By iskinner
Land Ownership data is public and here in...

Land Ownership data is public and here in Sacramento online. Sacramento County Assessor Parcel Viewer (http://assessorparcelviewer.saccounty.net/jsviewer/assessor.html).

You could have been...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 December 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 49,448
Posted By iskinner
It might restore a smidgen of faith if one where...

It might restore a smidgen of faith if one where to realize that this would be a highly self-selected group. I.E. Almost nobody who was not somehow looking forward to see a movie like that (I never...
Forum: SLC 03 December 2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 71,036
Posted By iskinner
Yes, and if you want a convenient rule-of-thumb...

Yes, and if you want a convenient rule-of-thumb gauge, literally, put the tip of your thumb against the tip of your pointer finger and squeeze your hand between your thumb and first finger. This...
Forum: Techno-Babble 29 November 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,027
Posted By iskinner
Well, yes there is 1/6 the weight so very long...

Well, yes there is 1/6 the weight so very long jumps are easy enough. But with 0.00000000001% the earth's atmosphere at sea level (about equivalent of earth's atmosphere at the orbit of the ISS). ...
Forum: SLC 29 November 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 62,023
Posted By iskinner
I suspect human eyes attached to law enforcement...

I suspect human eyes attached to law enforcement officials would be more susceptible than the camera ones but either or both could be the intended target of the owner of such a license plate..
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 November 2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,497
Posted By iskinner
As well as what is listed, if this could be...

As well as what is listed, if this could be combined with solar technology, it could create a vehicle that would have very long, if not nearly indefinite, cruise capability. That could leave to...
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 November 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,497
Posted By iskinner
To be fair that would be a fairly accurate...

To be fair that would be a fairly accurate description of the Wrights brothers first flight as well. It will be up to engineers to see if efficiencies can or can not be improved to make something...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 26 November 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,896
Posted By iskinner
Commercial supply chains can be a bit of a...

Commercial supply chains can be a bit of a different deal, in that they are generally supplying products in larger quantities.

I have been able to find small bags of soft wheat flour here in...
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