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Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 June 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By erwins
Some days, the only thing scarier or more...

Some days, the only thing scarier or more appalling (or both!) than his lies is when he accidentally tells the truth.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 June 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By erwins
No, I think they were using it as a verb, you...

No, I think they were using it as a verb, you know, like, "adulting.". When you can president, please get that done." :)
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By erwins
Richard, I haven't had the chance to watch the...

Richard, I haven't had the chance to watch the video yet, but part of Tesla's response to these accidents (I'll get a link to where I grabbed the quote from) has been exactly what you pointed out --...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By erwins
But there have been multiple (many? I haven't...

But there have been multiple (many? I haven't looked for numbers) crashes of Teslas with autopilot engaged where the Tesla hit the back of a stationary car on surface streets. Most recently in the...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By erwins
Autopilot may also just be incompatible with how...

Autopilot may also just be incompatible with how human brains work. I mentioned this in more detail in the other recent thread, but our brains, for good reason, tend to stop paying attention to...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By erwins
There is no fair comparison now, because the AV...

There is no fair comparison now, because the AV numbers are based on driving the cars in the best case scenario. They don't drive in bad weather, they drive in geofenced, well-mapped areas, probably...
Forum: SLC 13 June 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 163,492
Posted By erwins
I just realized that, the way we tend to listen...

I just realized that, the way we tend to listen to music now, it's much less likely that fans will notice the subtle message at the end and beginning of The Wall. I first noticed it when I was in...
Forum: Rantidote 13 June 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,533
Posted By erwins
You can also buy a plug that can be quite easily...

You can also buy a plug that can be quite easily wired onto a cut cord. I've taken a cut heavy duty extension cord and made it into two shorter cords. Any hardware store should have it.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 June 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By erwins
My understanding is that Cohen may have been...

My understanding is that Cohen may have been described as a personal lawyer, but rarely actually performed legal work.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 June 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By erwins
Are you thinking of Manafort?

Are you thinking of Manafort?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By erwins
It's not a good way to test it. The difference...

It's not a good way to test it. The difference is that they would have been right. Obama never, to my knowledge, had such boneheaded diplomacy* and deal, but the reaction would have been the same. ...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By erwins
Certainly if cars with no onboard controls became...

Certainly if cars with no onboard controls became the norm, there would soon be no one in the cars qualified to operate them. At present, I think we are very far from such a system being remotely...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By erwins
I guess it's a good thing that I continue to be...

I guess it's a good thing that I continue to be shocked by him. Not surprised, exactly. But shocked and appalled.
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By erwins
Excellent point. It's pretty much an...

Excellent point. It's pretty much an acknowledgement that a) at this point it's all about convenience and profit, not about safety, and b) these cars cannot drive better than humans, or even...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,289
Posted By erwins
I can see your point about applying that rule to...

I can see your point about applying that rule to things like whether one race is superior, or, in Thorny Locust's terms, whether it's OK to set a cat on fire.

And I suspect you are referring to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,289
Posted By erwins
Thorny locust pretty much said what I was...

Thorny locust pretty much said what I was thinking about when I wrote that. And I guess I'm ultimately thinking about different types of discussion, listening, empathizing.

There are one on one,...
Forum: Moot Court 12 June 2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By erwins
I think active registration campaigns in high...

I think active registration campaigns in high schools, allowing pre-registration for teens who will be 18 by the next election is a great idea I've heard proposed.

Oregon's motor voter law is...
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 72,738
Posted By erwins
I know I called it a hijack earlier in my second...

I know I called it a hijack earlier in my second post, but this would not be the first time we deeply discussed the merits of whether something is in fact, a thing you should not have to tell people....
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 72,738
Posted By erwins
I did look at the journal article (and I echo the...

I did look at the journal article (and I echo the warning -- it shows that result of mauling deaths of children -- some of the most disturbing images you might ever see). I think it does contain...
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 72,738
Posted By erwins
What is your evidence that there is a "way that...

What is your evidence that there is a "way that pit bulls attack" and do you think that "the damage that can result when they do" is different from any other dog of similar size?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 June 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,289
Posted By erwins
I don't know. I think it's tempting to say that,...

I don't know. I think it's tempting to say that, at least in their strongest forms, it would be pointless to try to (not argue -- that's not what I'm talking about here) have a meaningful...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 June 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,289
Posted By erwins
Those seem much more like personality traits than...

Those seem much more like personality traits than values to me. I do think that some self-sorting has probably led to more people with that constellation of traits on the other side of the political...
Forum: SLC 09 June 2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 43,356
Posted By erwins
Coincidentally, I passed a Ghibli on the way home...

Coincidentally, I passed a Ghibli on the way home today.

Out of curiosity, how commonly do you see a Tesla where g-you live? I see them every day, but I wondered if they are still more rare...
Forum: Rantidote 09 June 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,595
Posted By erwins
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/08/618182753/amid-trad...

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/08/618182753/amid-trade-dispute-g7-summit-will-be-very-awkward-ambrose-says

That's the transcript of what I heard.
Forum: SLC 08 June 2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 43,356
Posted By erwins
Nitpick: Quatroporte, not Quatroporto. I...

Nitpick: Quatroporte, not Quatroporto.

I don't see them often, but I also don't think of Maseratis as terribly rare. I did notice them from time to time when they were very boxy, and there was...
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