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Forum: Wild Kingdom 25 May 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 168,730
Posted By erwins
Oh what I'd give for a good sized rat snake to...

Oh what I'd give for a good sized rat snake to live in our garage! We have been struggling with a rodent problem, and that would solve it. (Assuming it would also leave the garage for an excursion...
Forum: Moot Court 25 May 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,003
Posted By erwins
Alarm, you're right -- and really none of these...

Alarm, you're right -- and really none of these would require proving that you have an income of literally zero.
Forum: Moot Court 24 May 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,003
Posted By erwins
Hiding income in order to not support your own...

Hiding income in order to not support your own child is despicable. Choosing to live without any income apparently out of spite . . . I don't even know what to say about it.
Forum: Moot Court 24 May 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,003
Posted By erwins
Assuming that it was a private custody battle...

Assuming that it was a private custody battle (not something involving state child welfare) there are only two things I can think of that would relate to a status of being poor. 1. Representation by...
Forum: Social Studies 24 May 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,557
Posted By erwins
Here are some discussions about haka and...

Here are some discussions about haka and appropriation:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/sports.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/3dg8mj/the-all-blacks-haka-its-complicated
...
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 558
Posted By erwins
I used to admire the cars, and really wished I...

I used to admire the cars, and really wished I could have a model S. It sounds like the 3 has some problems, as has the X. But the more I've heard from Musk himself, the more I've come to believe...
Forum: Moot Court 23 May 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,003
Posted By erwins
It sounds like they either had to, or chose to,...

It sounds like they either had to, or chose to, go through legal eviction procedures. Depending on the laws in your jurisdiction, a family member can become a tenant in some circumstances. They...
Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 261,360
Posted By erwins
Working yourself up into a lot of stress and...

Working yourself up into a lot of stress and anxiety and not talking to anyone about the thing you're worried about, including with the people with control over that issue, made you suffer...
Forum: Rantidote 22 May 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 48,877
Posted By erwins
Beachlife!, I bet they originally started the...

Beachlife!, I bet they originally started the policy of ignoring leap days because it made the calculations (being done by people) easier. But now, it's just how it's done, with no revisiting of why...
Forum: Weird News 22 May 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By erwins
Not obvious from the linked article, but it looks...

Not obvious from the linked article, but it looks like that's correct. It also looks like "training" non-explosive ammunition is pretty readily available, but each round of explosive ammunition...
Forum: Rantidote 22 May 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 48,877
Posted By erwins
The train crossing alarm near my office keeps...

The train crossing alarm near my office keeps going off, apparently for no good reason. (As there have been no trains or other equipment going by.) It's annoying and distracting. Time to take a...
Forum: Weird News 22 May 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By erwins
How would the civilian legal version fire 40mm...

How would the civilian legal version fire 40mm grenades? From your linked article:
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 May 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 126,808
Posted By erwins
1. I'm quite sure is St. Teresa. 3. brown 4....

1. I'm quite sure is St. Teresa.
3. brown
4. Avogadro?
5. Algeria?
Forum: SLC 21 May 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,618
Posted By erwins
There are limits to the advice that people who...

There are limits to the advice that people who know you only through posts on the internet can give.

Find a therapist that you believe can truly help you. Make a commitment to yourself to tell the...
Forum: Rantidote 21 May 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,276
Posted By erwins
Ugh. I have had similar issues with my email...

Ugh. I have had similar issues with my email address. I think there may actually be two people who can't seem to use their own correct email addresses, unless the usual one has moved.

Last week...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By erwins
Thorny locust, your point about saying "sorry" is...

Thorny locust, your point about saying "sorry" is important. I've thought the same thing. Saying sorry is important, but ultimately, it's what you do next that matters. With our kids, we've...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 May 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By erwins
The chief of police (I think it was) said...

The chief of police (I think it was) said something like the man tried to ambush the officers and engage them in a gun fight. And "he succeeded -- and he lost."

The guy pointed a gun around,...
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 35,221
Posted By erwins
With certain kinds of microphones, they don't...

With certain kinds of microphones, they don't have to be that close to your mouth. It looks like it's just a bit bigger than the kind of Bluetooth ear piece I used to use before I got a car that had...
Forum: Weird News 18 May 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By erwins
I misread the thread title. I thought it said...

I misread the thread title. I thought it said causing "outrage," which made me think someone had deliberately dropped ammunition on the school, like in an extreme (though not that much more extreme)...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,837
Posted By erwins
Currently, money is considered fungible. Unless...

Currently, money is considered fungible. Unless that changes, the law will still be able to say who should have the money, and order another party to pay it over.

The difference, as I see it,...
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 48,877
Posted By erwins
I used to have an Amazon "actually free" version...

I used to have an Amazon "actually free" version of Norton security software on my Android phone. The Amazon program was discontinued a while back, and when I had to update the app, it switched to a...
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,325
Posted By erwins
The last US election convinced me that people...

The last US election convinced me that people vote based on feelings, and they will give as the reasons things that they come up with after deciding (based on feelings) who will get their vote. The...
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,276
Posted By erwins
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-36370522
Forum: SLC 14 May 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 63,167
Posted By erwins
I tried a number of solutions at one point to try...

I tried a number of solutions at one point to try to get the numlock key to be on by default on the login screen in Windows 10. It turned out to be inordinately complicated. One of the reasons is...
Forum: Rantidote 12 May 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,325
Posted By erwins
No way. With a draft, their kids might have to...

No way. With a draft, their kids might have to go (or, more accurately, they'd have to get their kids out of it, and their constituents' kids would have to go).

ETA: A draft is a more democratic...
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