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Forum: Rantidote 24 November 2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 52,760
Posted By erwins
Links that are not identified as being directly...

Links that are not identified as being directly to a video.

That YouTube videos begin playing when so linked, rather than requiring me to press the play button.

That the video control...
Forum: Rantidote 23 November 2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 52,760
Posted By erwins
Yeah, or it would answer the call while in your...

Yeah, or it would answer the call while in your pocket--it wouldn't even require trying to get it out. The equivalent of butt dialing. The screen wakes up for a call, so if it required only a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 November 2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By erwins
Ponder Really? In no way did these tweets surprise me...

Really? In no way did these tweets surprise me or seem different from many of his previous tweets, or, you know, statements. They are shocking, because I refuse to stop being shocked by his...
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 22 November 2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By erwins
It does raise the specter of a constitutional...

It does raise the specter of a constitutional crisis that military officers might feel they have an obligation not just to not follow an order they know to be illegal, but to decline to immediately...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 November 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By erwins
I don't remember well enough now how they did it,...

I don't remember well enough now how they did it, but Private Benjamin went from a boot camp movie to 2+ seasons. (It had 3 seasons, but season 1 was short.)

ETA:. Gomer Pyle was like that, but...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,155
Posted By erwins
Those are the kinds of signs I've heard of, too. ...

Those are the kinds of signs I've heard of, too. Any idea what the scientific validity is? I'm curious about the accuracy of examiners in terms of accurately detecting forgeries, and what the false...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,155
Posted By erwins
The main discrepancy I see is not minor. The two...

The main discrepancy I see is not minor. The two examplars of his current signature have what looks almost like a lowercase "L" at the end of "Roy." The yearbook signature lacks that. (It isn't...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By erwins
Ugh. I won't make excuses for that behavior. ...

Ugh. I won't make excuses for that behavior. This is definitely not a partisan issue for me, and not something I will overlook for someone from my party. I have no problem condemning Bill Clinton...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,155
Posted By erwins
I am certainly not qualified to say whether a...

I am certainly not qualified to say whether a signature matches or not. There are some obvious differences in the signatures in the two images from the link above. But those may actually be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,155
Posted By erwins
Yeah, that's part of it. The level of...

Yeah, that's part of it. The level of incriminating detail, maybe? But that also means that if she embellished, or even misremembered something that is provably false, it will be painted as her...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,155
Posted By erwins
I have to admit, there are aspects of that story...

I have to admit, there are aspects of that story that make me nervous. I have no reason to doubt her, and I don't actually doubt her--indeed, the things that make me nervous are also things that...
Forum: Science 15 November 2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,636
Posted By erwins
I tried clicking on the underlined...

I tried clicking on the underlined "scientifically irrefutable," but you seem to have forgotten to link your cite there.
Forum: Police Blotter 15 November 2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By erwins
If it was a neighbor, why do you think it was...

If it was a neighbor, why do you think it was domestic violence?
Forum: SLC 14 November 2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 118,755
Posted By erwins
In the 2018 Subaru Forester, the cargo area long...

In the 2018 Subaru Forester, the cargo area long dimension with seats down is 71.9" according to Car and Driver.

Also, Subaru is supposed to be coming out with a larger SUV in 2018--the Ascent. ...
Forum: SLC 14 November 2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 118,755
Posted By erwins
It depends on vehicle design, and it tends to be...

It depends on vehicle design, and it tends to be reversed with hybrid vehicles. Hybrids capture braking and "deceleration" energy and feed it back into the system. Driving for long periods at...
Forum: SLC 14 November 2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 118,755
Posted By erwins
Genyus, I think the person is probably guilty of...

Genyus, I think the person is probably guilty of trespassing. They could possibly be charged with something like criminal mischief, also, although, as the hypothetical is given, they are not guilty...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 November 2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,155
Posted By erwins
By the way, I mentioned lawyers and police...

By the way, I mentioned lawyers and police officers specifically not because they would necessarily be more trustworthy, but because it seems significant to me that they had heard about it. The...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 November 2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,155
Posted By erwins
https://www.axios.com/report-locals-say-roy-moore-...

https://www.axios.com/report-locals-say-roy-moore-was-banned-from-an-alabama-mall-2509214811.html

Multiple people, including lawyers and police officers, remember being told that then--assistant...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 118,755
Posted By erwins
I thought the whole rant about the pumpkin spice...

I thought the whole rant about the pumpkin spice latte not containing pumpkin was stupid at the time as well, because to me, pumpkin spice means the spices that go in pumpkin pie.

The mix called...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 November 2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,155
Posted By erwins
I think some Christians do believe the quoted...

I think some Christians do believe the quoted statement, despite it not being the actual doctrine/correct use of that phrase. People believe lots of things that are not accurate statements of the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 November 2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By erwins
Not yet.... I believe someone in this state...

Not yet....

I believe someone in this state recently won the right to have their state ID card say "non-binary" for sex.

I agree that it would be better to use something like a fingerprint or...
Forum: Social Studies 08 November 2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,458
Posted By erwins
I don't see any way that the view expressed in...

I don't see any way that the view expressed in that article is intended to be tempered by the number of accusations.

It referred to the "hysteria" of the Weinstein "scandal," and if anything,...
Forum: Social Studies 08 November 2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,458
Posted By erwins
It's pretty bizarre too that it begins by...

It's pretty bizarre too that it begins by insisting that we should give credence to what Spacey says rather than the accusation against him. Initially, I thought the article must be referring to a...
Forum: Social Studies 08 November 2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,458
Posted By erwins
The presumption of innocence is a statement of...

The presumption of innocence is a statement of the burden of proof for a criminal conviction. It doesn't even mean that the government has to treat the accused as actually innocent of the...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 07 November 2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By erwins
Our late dog Iris adjusted to using the ramp I...

Our late dog Iris adjusted to using the ramp I installed for her without really any training (though if there was a squirrel in the yard, she had to be restrained from skipping the ramp and launching...
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