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Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 17 July 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By erwins
Small steaks might not give you much to actually...

Small steaks might not give you much to actually eat, because, AIUI, you need to trim off the outer layer after aging.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,198
Posted By erwins
Why is he meeting with her at all? If he doesn't...

Why is he meeting with her at all? If he doesn't want to show respect to the Queen because of whatever reasons, then why agree to a bunch of ceremonial stuff that is otherwise meaningless in the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,198
Posted By erwins
That seems like a pretty different scenario,...

That seems like a pretty different scenario, unless you know of some odd behavior the Queen has engaged in while people give her a slight head nod?
Forum: SLC 15 July 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,880
Posted By erwins
Ah, so on yours, the image would not be reversed,...

Ah, so on yours, the image would not be reversed, because you turn around and use it like a special wide-angle window rather than a mirror.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 July 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,198
Posted By erwins
I certainly agree that it probably wasn't even...

I certainly agree that it probably wasn't even the worst thing he did that hour, but would you be equally dismissive about someone who refused to shake hands with their counterpart? After all, it is...
Forum: SLC 14 July 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,880
Posted By erwins
Beachlife, that's what I do, although I'm getting...

Beachlife, that's what I do, although I'm getting more used to looking at the screen. It has a wider view than turning your head and looking straight back. But I still make a point of turning my...
Forum: Rantidote 14 July 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 83,228
Posted By erwins
Yeah, it isn't a foot odor problem.

Yeah, it isn't a foot odor problem.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 July 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,198
Posted By erwins
But he didn't really want to meet her. He wanted...

But he didn't really want to meet her. He wanted to be invited, and seen.meeting with her. He probably has no interest in her whatsoever. Except, maybe, "so, this royalty gig seems pretty good,...
Forum: SLC 14 July 2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,669
Posted By erwins
I've been seeing a bunch of Tesla model 3s. At...

I've been seeing a bunch of Tesla model 3s. At least one or two per day. The model S and model X were an everyday sight, but I had never seen a 3 in person until around a month ago when I saw two...
Forum: Rantidote 14 July 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 83,228
Posted By erwins
You work in a place where showers are not...

You work in a place where showers are not available. You chose to go running at lunch when it was 97 outside. At then end of the day, you know you will be sitting in a car next to at least one...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 13 July 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By erwins
Dry aging means keeping it refrigerated within a...

Dry aging means keeping it refrigerated within a specific temperature (32-40 F) and humidity range without a moisture barrier. This causes the meat to lose moisture, which concentrates the flavor,...
Forum: Moot Court 13 July 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,239
Posted By erwins
Well, no, it is not 100% determined by the...

Well, no, it is not 100% determined by the client.

And while it's true that you should not assume that a lawyer's personal convictions are the same as their professional positions, he had to at...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 13 July 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By erwins
Darth Credence, I'm inspired by your post. ...

Darth Credence,

I'm inspired by your post. My MIL has been buying us a whole boneless ribeye subprimal from Costco whenever she visits. She then greets me with, "I brought you some work" because...
Forum: Moot Court 13 July 2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,239
Posted By erwins
It would take 60 votes to defeat a filibuster. ...

It would take 60 votes to defeat a filibuster. I'm not sure where in this scenario you imagine the Republicans needing to defeat a filibuster of Garland? Democrats wanted a vote. Republicans could...
Forum: Moot Court 12 July 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,239
Posted By erwins
It was a move to presumably provide better...

It was a move to presumably provide better political/rhetorical cover than voting the nominee down outright. And maybe they would not have voted him down. But I don't think McConnell did this...
Forum: Moot Court 12 July 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,239
Posted By erwins
How does that in any way compel him to refuse the...

How does that in any way compel him to refuse the appointment?

If there had been such a rule, Garland would presumably have been voted down. Democrats did not have a majority. If a vote had...
Forum: Social Studies 12 July 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By erwins
I'm not buying the, "I was only using it to refer...

I'm not buying the, "I was only using it to refer to the word" argument as in any way meaning that it was OK. It is undoubtedly worse to use it as an epithet directed at a person. But, regardless...
Forum: Moot Court 12 July 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,239
Posted By erwins
I mentioned this in another thread, and I'm...

I mentioned this in another thread, and I'm partially cutting and pasting, but it's for a very different point.

Kavanaugh was once a zealous advocate of impeachment for Bill Clinton, including...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 July 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,101
Posted By erwins
I'll mention, too, the current Supreme Court...

I'll mention, too, the current Supreme Court nominee. He was once a zealous advocate of impeachment for Bill Clinton, including advocating for articles of impeachment for lying to staff which caused...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 July 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 202,311
Posted By erwins
I just thought I would mention that the reasons...

I just thought I would mention that the reasons I've seen for the pardon -- that the sentences were overly harsh and that they had served enough time -- would be reasons best suited to commuting...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 July 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 828
Posted By erwins
I know what unexploded ordinance is, in terms of...

I know what unexploded ordinance is, in terms of its danger, but, having Googled images, I don't know that I would recognize some of it as such. And it certainly is not obvious that there is a...
Forum: Moot Court 10 July 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,239
Posted By erwins
There is no Thurmond/Biden/McConnell *rule*. It...

There is no Thurmond/Biden/McConnell *rule*. It is not a rule of the Senate or Congress. (And if it were, a majority vote would change it.) It has never been enacted as any kind of rule. And, as...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 10 July 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 728
Posted By erwins
My favorite product in concept for cat enrichment...

My favorite product in concept for cat enrichment is the little mice that hold a small portion of food, which you then hide all around the house so that the cat has to hunt for them. Would not work...
Forum: Moot Court 10 July 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,239
Posted By erwins
It is not "legal and lawful [precedent]." It's...

It is not "legal and lawful [precedent]." It's not even a real rule. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurmond_rule It's a political position that both parties invoke -- when it is politically...
Forum: Moot Court 10 July 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,239
Posted By erwins
Crocoduck hunter and EQ Taft, from a process...

Crocoduck hunter and EQ Taft, from a process stand point, what do you think ought to happen? How should it work?

Thanks thorny locust. I hadn't heard that.
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