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Forum: Techno-Babble 22 September 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jimmy101_again
Vinegar is dilute acetic acid, typically about...

Vinegar is dilute acetic acid, typically about 5~10% acetic acid. Baking soda powder is pure sodium bicarbonate. Mixing the two will form some acetate ions and some carbonic acid (H2CO3). Carbonic...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 September 2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,268
Posted By jimmy101_again
Which is a major flaw in police training. It...

Which is a major flaw in police training. It basically says anyone within 15 feet is a threat and is therefore fair game for lethal force.

You cannot justify a police killing based on what the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 September 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,334
Posted By jimmy101_again
Text analysis are statistically based. You often...

Text analysis are statistically based. You often can change just one or two words and make it impossible to identify the original author. The analysis can only rank likelihood that a person authored...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 September 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,334
Posted By jimmy101_again
It would be pretty easy to not only re-write to...

It would be pretty easy to not only re-write to hide the original author but to do the re-write such that it is in the style of another person.

Based on the lucidity of the writing, it is safe to...
Forum: SLC 06 September 2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,311
Posted By jimmy101_again
Yes, they are good examples of how poorly you can...

Yes, they are good examples of how poorly you can image molecules. The three molecules shown are all planar aromatics and the images (1) can't see the hydrogen atoms and (2) is imaging the pi...
Forum: SLC 05 September 2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,311
Posted By jimmy101_again
You can't see molecules under a microscope since...

You can't see molecules under a microscope since they are much smaller than the wavelengths of light. If you could see them, they wouldn't really look like the line drawings chemists use. If you do...
Forum: Weird News 29 August 2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By jimmy101_again
"Pugent Sound"? I know Olympia used to have a lot...

"Pugent Sound"? I know Olympia used to have a lot of paper mills but still ... (apparently it was an error made by CBS News)
Forum: Social Studies 26 August 2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By jimmy101_again
The article though is a bit scattered. Is the...

The article though is a bit scattered. Is the problem buying too much stuff or hoarding? The solution to one of the problems is not necessarily the solution to the other.

...and the editor that...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 August 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By jimmy101_again
Of course it depends on what "impossible" or...

Of course it depends on what "impossible" or "easy" means. The US is currently something around 1 person in 6 is not native born. The US admits more than a million immigrants per year. And clearly...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 August 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By jimmy101_again
Well the US for one, at least until the last 18...

Well the US for one, at least until the last 18 months.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 August 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By jimmy101_again
... and don't worry, if you check "non-citizen /...

... and don't worry, if you check "non-citizen / non-legal resident" on the census form that info won't be used to find and deport you.
Forum: SLC 10 August 2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,108
Posted By jimmy101_again
And Mars is big and noticeably red.

And Mars is big and noticeably red.
Forum: Social Studies 09 August 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By jimmy101_again
I would think that a big part of the reason why...

I would think that a big part of the reason why roads that are thousands of years old are still roads today has to do with the topology. What was an easy place to put a road a long time ago is still...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 August 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,630
Posted By jimmy101_again
Since when does a post need a point? ...

Since when does a post need a point?

Besides, the thread is about the Turnips stupidity. Apparently he think California is flat enough that water just sites where it falls.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 August 2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,630
Posted By jimmy101_again
In California though there isn't much flat land...

In California though there isn't much flat land that doesn't have houses or farms on it. It is the hills and mountains where the fires start and spread. Incredibly difficult to get fire crews and...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,630
Posted By jimmy101_again
That doesn't make any sense. If humans increase...

That doesn't make any sense. If humans increase the chances of a fire then fire happens more often. More frequent fires reduces the fuel availability.

The reason it is happening more often appears...
Forum: Rantidote 25 July 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By jimmy101_again
The last statistics I saw (2016) had local...

The last statistics I saw (2016) had local broadcast as the only source for about 25% of US homes. I wouldn't call 25% "basically" none.
Forum: Crash and Burn 23 July 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,600
Posted By jimmy101_again
I wonder what the licensing and training...

I wonder what the licensing and training requirements are for the captain of a boat of this type? He should have instructed everyone to put on life jackets. he shouldn't have been out on the lake in...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 July 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,600
Posted By jimmy101_again
I think a good definition of this type of vehicle...

I think a good definition of this type of vehicle is that it is a cross between a truck and a boat. But being a cross means it is a lousy truck and a lousy boat.
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 July 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,600
Posted By jimmy101_again
It is a lake in Missouri in July so there is zero...

It is a lake in Missouri in July so there is zero chance that water temperature was a problem. You could sit in the lake all day and not get cold.

I wonder if people were trapped inside the boat...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,293
Posted By jimmy101_again
Now that is treason.

Now that is treason.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,293
Posted By jimmy101_again
Actually I was thinking more of dazzle...

Actually I was thinking more of dazzle camouflage. Get enough things going in different directions and the viewer has no idea what they are looking at....
Forum: Book Corner 19 July 2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,880
Posted By jimmy101_again
I've only been to the town center once and it...

I've only been to the town center once and it struck me like typical smallish Indiana town center. At 5PM the streets get rolled up and everybody heads for the burbs. That isn't a great place for...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,293
Posted By jimmy101_again
After listening to the non-correcting correction...

After listening to the non-correcting correction I have no idea what he said. I believe that strategy is called "dazzle".
Forum: Book Corner 18 July 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,880
Posted By jimmy101_again
A bit of Kokomo history relevant to the 2016 time...

A bit of Kokomo history relevant to the 2016 time frame.

In 2013 the major state road through Kokomo, US-31, was bypassed by a loop around the city. 31 is the major North South road through...
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