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Forum: SLC 22 January 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 187,539
Posted By erwins
LTTMMH: Gracie the wonder dog taught herself how...

LTTMMH: Gracie the wonder dog taught herself how to play fetch with a tennis ball at the park on Saturday within the span of about 20 minutes. This is a dog that, when we got her about 3 months ago...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 43,414
Posted By erwins
Gaslighting makes a person mistrust their...

Gaslighting makes a person mistrust their perceptions, feel like they are going crazy, because they know what they perceived, but it is being systematically called into doubt. It is a process of...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 43,414
Posted By erwins
What criminal case are you talking about? There...

What criminal case are you talking about? There is no criminal case. There are allegations of conduct that, if it occurred, was criminal, tortious, abhorrent, unconscionable, and any number of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 January 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By erwins
The tax bill was not passed using the "nuclear...

The tax bill was not passed using the "nuclear option." They used the "Byrd rule," which requires a bunch of criteria to be met. ...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 January 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By erwins
I'm not sure that lying about his height would...

I'm not sure that lying about his height would require collusion from medical staff. I'm fairly certain that when my doctor (well, her assistant) last measured my height, I was not asked to remove...
Forum: Police Blotter 19 January 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By erwins
Yep. And I don't know that we have any reason to...

Yep. And I don't know that we have any reason to think he really fooled them, since it was a note and not a real parking ticket.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By erwins
I don't remotely think he wrote it, but I think...

I don't remotely think he wrote it, but I think he spouted on about it during the campaign and then ordered someone to give him something to sign just after his inauguration.

Maybe I'm not...
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 January 2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By erwins
I felt a 2.3 magnitude (it woke me up) as did my...

I felt a 2.3 magnitude (it woke me up) as did my mom a couple of decades ago when she was visiting me. The epicenter was probably less than 20 miles away.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By erwins
Muslim ban?

Muslim ban?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By erwins
So, the Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen...

So, the Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, was answering questions before Congress yesterday. Under oath. Perhaps (sadly) unremarkably, she claimed she did not remember Trump using any...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By erwins
Sir Salter Scott.

Sir Salter Scott.
Forum: Police Blotter 17 January 2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By erwins
I seem to recall something​ like this coming up a...

I seem to recall something​ like this coming up a few years ago. If my vague memory is.correct, some European airlines denied people boarding (or said they would?) if the passengers were wearing...
Forum: Rantidote 16 January 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 19,565
Posted By erwins
We have a switched outlet (both top and bottom)...

We have a switched outlet (both top and bottom) in the living room, with the switch next to the front door right next to the switch for the porch light. The outlet has A/V equipment and the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 January 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By erwins
I'll stop hijacking after this, I promise. This...

I'll stop hijacking after this, I promise. This was said in an earlier post,



and when I searched for evidence relating to that claim, I saw many instances of others making the same claim,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 January 2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By erwins
It's too late for me to add this to my post...

It's too late for me to add this to my post above, but Norway had a higher GDP per capita in 1960 than the UK or the Netherlands.

Cites:

(Each page has the record low in 1960 at the top of the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 January 2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By erwins
Perhaps at that time it was poor. Nah,...

Perhaps at that time it was poor.



Nah, that's not quite right. There were hardships following the war and Nazi occupation, but not moreso than a number of other European countries. And...
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,434
Posted By erwins
Are you sure it's the right building for you?

Are you sure it's the right building for you?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 January 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By erwins
I looked for the actual numbers, and it is as I...

I looked for the actual numbers, and it is as I suspected.

More Americans emigrate to Norway than the small number of Norwegians who move here. So yes, probably kidnapping.
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Forum: Techno-Babble 15 January 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,265
Posted By erwins
I agree with all of that. I was just pointing...

I agree with all of that. I was just pointing out that it might not be relying on voice command. But it seems clear that there are not true fail safes built in, or sensible emergency controls,...
Forum: Techno-Babble 15 January 2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,265
Posted By erwins
I'm not sure it is a voice command. It says in...

I'm not sure it is a voice command. It says in the article "by making a stop request." There is a big touch screen, and also, there appears to be a big button with a hazard symbol on it in the...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 January 2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,265
Posted By erwins
What happens if you need to push it off the road...

What happens if you need to push it off the road after a break down or accident? It blocks wherever it came to rest until a flatbed tow truck can skid it aboard?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 January 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By erwins
I didn't have time to elaborate earlier, but here...

I didn't have time to elaborate earlier, but here is what is wrong with his sh**hole remark, from my perspective.

First and foremost, it is enormously racist. He was talking about people from...
Forum: SLC 14 January 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 15,077
Posted By erwins
I think you can miss a lot by approaching a...

I think you can miss a lot by approaching a literary work as containing "filler." I'm another who enjoyed the whaling and cetology parts of Moby Dick, and similarly, with the help of a very astute...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 January 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By erwins
Sorry, my ETA was too late. Of course there's...

Sorry, my ETA was too late. Of course there's also something wrong with the bar room talk remark, as well.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 January 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By erwins
There is so much wrong with that remark. Like,...

There is so much wrong with that remark. Like, layers of wrongness. (ETA: I mean the original remark).
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