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Forum: Rantidote 23 February 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 28,134
Posted By Lainie
I'm sure it notifies a human of trouble in that...

I'm sure it notifies a human of trouble in that particular car, and human(s) respond.
Forum: Social Studies 22 February 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Lainie
All at the taxpayers' expense, so it's a...

All at the taxpayers' expense, so it's a win-win.:rolleyes:
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 144,707
Posted By Lainie
Red light cameras are unconstitutional in Ohio,...

Red light cameras are unconstitutional in Ohio, unless an officer is stationed there.
Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 28,134
Posted By Lainie
According to this...

According to this (http://elevation.wikia.com/wiki/Destination_dispatch), "destination dispatch" elevators do not have floor buttons, but they do have alarm and door open/close buttons. The site uses...
Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 28,134
Posted By Lainie
They're updating the elevators in some of our...

They're updating the elevators in some of our buildings. With the new ones, instead of pushing an up or down button, you use a touchpad to select the floor you want to go to, and the touchpad tells...
Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,477
Posted By Lainie
My guess is a combination of both, although it's...

My guess is a combination of both, although it's hard to tell about the sexism without more context. Would she be equally likely to assume that a man who is at home on a weekday is not working?
Forum: Police Blotter 22 February 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,324
Posted By Lainie
The Posse Comitatus Act that UL mentions forbids...

The Posse Comitatus Act that UL mentions forbids the use of the military in civilian law enforcement. The more we militarize our police, the less relevant it becomes, IMO.
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 27,672
Posted By Lainie
Pep is enthusiasm, basically. Pep rallies are...

Pep is enthusiasm, basically. Pep rallies are traditionally held in high schools, to raise enthusiasm for the school's athletic teams.

ETA: Enthusiasm and energy.
Forum: Police Blotter 21 February 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,324
Posted By Lainie
By either interpretation, it's just a BS excuse,...

By either interpretation, it's just a BS excuse, IMO. Although he's certainly not alone in thinking that he has no responsibility to verify information before passing it along. :rolleyes:
Forum: Rantidote 21 February 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 28,134
Posted By Lainie
If the data in question is not stored in System...

If the data in question is not stored in System X, it cannot be included in a data feed from System X.
Forum: The Doctor Is In 21 February 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Lainie
That was my thought, too. And conversely, some...

That was my thought, too. And conversely, some innocent women were probably accused of killing babies that had died of natural causes.
Forum: Police Blotter 21 February 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,324
Posted By Lainie
And even after being fired, the jerk can't admit...

And even after being fired, the jerk can't admit that he was spreading lies.

ETA: Maybe that's why he was fired, come to think of it.
Forum: SLC 20 February 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,378
Posted By Lainie
I bet you're right. The street I'm crossing at...

I bet you're right. The street I'm crossing at that point doesn't get much traffic (well, that part of the street doesn't).
Forum: SLC 20 February 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,378
Posted By Lainie
Oh, the mental image. :lol: I noticed it...

Oh, the mental image. :lol:

I noticed it months ago, not just today, but there's a pedestrian signal near my office that has a very weird cycle. It has a countdown at the end of the walk signal,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 95,814
Posted By Lainie
#2 is William F. Buckley

#2 is William F. Buckley
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 February 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,372
Posted By Lainie
In laws, rhetoric and acts of violence, Europe is...

In laws, rhetoric and acts of violence, Europe is rewriting dark chapters of its past...
Forum: Police Blotter 19 February 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,324
Posted By Lainie
Of course they are. We don't have a cure for the...

Of course they are. We don't have a cure for the underlying issues.

ETA: Also, people here use cars to kill people, too. See: Charlottesville last year.
Forum: Social Studies 15 February 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By Lainie
Considering how hot the lights on TV sets are,...

Considering how hot the lights on TV sets are, it's probably plenty warm enough for a sleeveless dress.

I don't think sleeveless dresses are demeaning, or even that they're necessarily "casual."...
Forum: SLC 15 February 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 17,862
Posted By Lainie
My daughter has decided it's best for her to move...

My daughter has decided it's best for her to move back to Ohio, at least until she finishes school (college, online). She'll be here the 28th. We're going to turn the tiny (but fortunately separate)...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 February 2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 103,751
Posted By Lainie
If they stay blue. All kittens are born with blue...

If they stay blue. All kittens are born with blue eyes (or eyes that look blue because of their developmental stage, technically). ...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 February 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Lainie
Seems like an obvious occupational hazard.

Seems like an obvious occupational hazard.
Forum: SLC 13 February 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 27,672
Posted By Lainie
I don't tip at places like that. Years ago,...

I don't tip at places like that.

Years ago, I was picking up takeout at the local Chinese place. I was very happy with the food and service, so on the last couple occasions I'd added a small tip...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 February 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Lainie
And I don't know how easy or reasonably priced it...

And I don't know how easy or reasonably priced it is to rent just one table.
Forum: Rantidote 12 February 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 28,134
Posted By Lainie
I mean don't surprise people with the gift of a...

I mean don't surprise people with the gift of a pet.

This case turns out to have been not so much a surprise as poor communication, misunderstandings, etc. It could have been handled better....
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 27,672
Posted By Lainie
I learned "button down" to mean a shirt with a...

I learned "button down" to mean a shirt with a collar that buttons down.
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