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Forum: Techno-Babble 24 April 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By thorny locust
I do still remember people complaining that the...

I do still remember people complaining that the forecast for the Naples NY area for what turned out to be the Flood of 72 was 20% chance of rain.

I just tried to confirm that online, however, and...
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 April 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By thorny locust
Hmm. It was probably the Old Farmers' Almanac...

Hmm. It was probably the Old Farmers' Almanac which I checked. But I suspect the accuracy results would be similar between the two of them.

It occurs to me to wonder how similar their forecasts...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 April 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,552
Posted By thorny locust
Thought I answered this, but maybe not. No, I...

Thought I answered this, but maybe not. No, I didn't [ETA: or, if I did, I didn't see it]. But, like Seaboe, I decided to practice my French.
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 April 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By thorny locust
I have heard one long range forecast in my life...

I have heard one long range forecast in my life that turned out to be entirely accurate. And it was an extremely long range forecast: thirty years, IIRC.

I was at a NOFA conference sometime in the...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 April 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By thorny locust
Doesn't it depend on the illness/condition? ...

Doesn't it depend on the illness/condition?

Certainly it doesn't sound as if this particular person should have had access to guns, even without 20/20 hindsight being needed. But AIUI there are...
Forum: Techno-Babble 24 April 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By thorny locust
Some years ago, I tracked the Farmers' Almanac...

Some years ago, I tracked the Farmers' Almanac against the actual weather for several months.

I don't think anybody here (DawnStorm included) will be surprised that they were often wrong, despite...
Forum: SLC 23 April 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,036
Posted By thorny locust
Lainie, I don't know your area; but around here...

Lainie, I don't know your area; but around here many villages and small cities still have downtown independent furniture stores. And at least some of them can order in a piece in a different...
Forum: SLC 22 April 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 50,901
Posted By thorny locust
Whoops, yes; I didn't take you to be saying that...

Whoops, yes; I didn't take you to be saying that it was your attitude. Sorry if my post read that way.
Forum: SLC 22 April 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 50,901
Posted By thorny locust
Cigarette butts are horrible litter. If they've...

Cigarette butts are horrible litter. If they've got filters, they don't break down. And they're often not entirely out, and in dry conditions can pose a fire hazard.
Forum: Police Blotter 22 April 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,552
Posted By thorny locust
Glad it's been found. My French is pretty bad,...

Glad it's been found. My French is pretty bad, but the story sounds like it's still intact.
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 230,368
Posted By thorny locust
Sorry, GM, don't get the reference. But, FWIW,...

Sorry, GM, don't get the reference. But, FWIW, the only reason we managed to get it off the truck was with the aid of a neighbor named James.

Having good neighbors also makes me happy; but that's...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 27,350
Posted By thorny locust
RichardM, that sounds like a source of joy for...

RichardM, that sounds like a source of joy for companies selling tools.
Forum: Rantidote 21 April 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 51,302
Posted By thorny locust
By having whatever page is showing the email link...

By having whatever page is showing the email link instead show a statement "We are no longer responding to email; please call this support number x-xxx-xxx-xxxx"?

Admittedly, if people are...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 27,350
Posted By thorny locust
Federal police will break into our houses and...

Federal police will break into our houses and take away all of our rulers and tapemeasures!

-- They'll also take all of our SAE wrenches, sockets, and bolts, and all our old cars and tractors, and...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 230,368
Posted By thorny locust
My spader (piece of farm equipment) is here, and...

My spader (piece of farm equipment) is here, and is off the delivery truck, and the delivery truck has gone away again. This makes me happy.

(Don't ask about the process of accomplishing that,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 April 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 87,700
Posted By thorny locust
One advantage of wearing a watch is that it's...

One advantage of wearing a watch is that it's much easier to discreetly check the time.

(At least, unless it's a pocketwatch.)
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 April 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 87,700
Posted By thorny locust
From the article just posted: -- can...

From the article just posted:



-- can anybody explain to me how that makes any sense at all? Wouldn't it be far more obvious to the jury that they were turning all the way around to look at the...
Forum: Social Studies 20 April 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By thorny locust
Not unless there's something seriously wrong with...

Not unless there's something seriously wrong with the septic system. Was the outlet to the leach field plugged up?

(Yes, I know, filling a railroad car is a different sort of issue. -- but...
Forum: SLC 20 April 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,034
Posted By thorny locust
That is, I expect, what some people mean by...

That is, I expect, what some people mean by homesickness; and is likely a component of it for most or all who have it.

But for some, there's an additional thing going on, and it actually is the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 April 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By thorny locust
Part of my mind is having an unpleasant little...

Part of my mind is having an unpleasant little chortle over the fact that here's somebody else who is Not Doing What Trump Wants.

And Trump can't do anything about it.

The reason the Supremes...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 April 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By thorny locust
From the story Ryda posted: It's not...

From the story Ryda posted:



It's not clear to me whether that means that Toby's original family told the shelter he was FIV positive, or whether the shelter ran tests and discovered it.

If...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 April 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By thorny locust
I would add to Darth's list that if they were too...

I would add to Darth's list that if they were too broke to buy cat food, or their lives had changed so that due to circumstances not reasonably within their control nobody ever had time to pat or...
Forum: SLC 19 April 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,034
Posted By thorny locust
I'm a bit puzzled by this. If you,...

I'm a bit puzzled by this.

If you, personally, don't get homesick much: some people don't, nothing wrong with that. But do you mean that you think that makes it an unnecessary emotion for those...
Forum: Rantidote 19 April 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 51,302
Posted By thorny locust
Beachlife!, that works well if you're prepared to...

Beachlife!, that works well if you're prepared to either cover the plants if the weather turns cold, or to replant them if they die or get severely damaged, or to wind up without any tomatoes.

--...
Forum: Moot Court 19 April 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By thorny locust
That would reduce, but not remove, the problem of...

That would reduce, but not remove, the problem of unfair competition with brick and mortar stores; and it wouldn't solve the problem of reduced funding to municipalities, at least unless the states...
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