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Forum: SLC 15 August 2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,626
Posted By erwins
Yeah, I was mentioning it as a reason to conclude...

Yeah, I was mentioning it as a reason to conclude it was a scam, but didn't finish my thought.
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,626
Posted By erwins
I've wondered that, too, Genyus. My speculation...

I've wondered that, too, Genyus. My speculation has been that it was to bring them within laws against counterfeiting, by making them have inherent monetary value, but I have no idea if that's...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,626
Posted By erwins
The first one or two digits of a credit card...

The first one or two digits of a credit card number encode the kind of card it is, so giving four digits would not be a very good way of identifying a particular card.
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 August 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,521
Posted By erwins
It will be very interesting to learn who was...

It will be very interesting to learn who was involved in that decision, who was advocating for what, and what reasons were given for not closing the road. And how much of an alarm was raised about...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 August 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,521
Posted By erwins
I followed the discussion over on the eng-tips...

I followed the discussion over on the eng-tips forum for a while, and that was the general theory there as well.

My question after seeing those pictures is why the road was not closed after the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 August 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 205,498
Posted By erwins
As far as I have heard, the jury was not asked to...

As far as I have heard, the jury was not asked to make special findings. So, the jury acquitted Astarita. The jurors may have thought he didn't fire, he didn't lie, or just that they could not be...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 August 2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By erwins
In my city, people call for cabs. And there are...

In my city, people call for cabs. And there are apps you can use to get a cab in NYC. I don't know enough about the distinctions to know if it would matter, and if so, how. My point was that for...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 August 2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,064
Posted By erwins
There is no "Alex Jones," just an actor playing a...

There is no "Alex Jones," just an actor playing a kooky right-wing conspiracy theorist to discredit conservatives. Ugh. Sometimes irony is painful.
Forum: Business Bytes 10 August 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By erwins
That's part of Uber and Lyft's legal problem as...

That's part of Uber and Lyft's legal problem as well. They relied on claims to be just arranging rides between people who wanted a ride and people who were using their own vehicles to provide a few...
Forum: SLC 10 August 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,960
Posted By erwins
I saw a white, well-preserved 1964 or '65 Ford...

I saw a white, well-preserved 1964 or '65 Ford Thunderbird. If I pass it again today, I may be able to tell which of the two based on minor styling changes. I know it's not a '66 because the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 August 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By erwins
Um, OK. It seemed to me you had been arguing...

Um, OK. It seemed to me you had been arguing with previous posts (which consists, generally, of making claims or having a point you are advancing). You claimed flatlands don't burn. People provided...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 August 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By erwins
With several of them I question whether they are...

With several of them I question whether they are truly "wildlife" as opposed to exotic pets or in zoos or sanctuaries of one kind or another. But they are adorable photos.
Forum: Rantidote 09 August 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 100,254
Posted By erwins
I'm not sure if it is happening more, but the...

I'm not sure if it is happening more, but the degree of acceptance when someone is actually caught blatantly lying about their opponent seems to have increased exponentially recently.
Forum: Rantidote 09 August 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 100,254
Posted By erwins
The example of the deterioration of public...

The example of the deterioration of public discourse in that incident is not the use of the f-word. It's that political adversaries were trying to spread the idea that a venture capitalist was a...
Forum: Rantidote 09 August 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 100,254
Posted By erwins
Who is supposed to be a millennial in that...

Who is supposed to be a millennial in that scenario?

I'm not a millennial, and I couldn't care less about an answer like that. I get why a politician should avoid it, but I disagree with people...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 August 2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By erwins
So the claim is that flat lands don't burn, in...

So the claim is that flat lands don't burn, in California? What is your point, exactly?
Forum: Rantidote 08 August 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 89,274
Posted By erwins
In some cases, it may be "we've discovered a way...

In some cases, it may be "we've discovered a way to dumb/water down (depending on the product) what makes our product distinctive, so now it is more appealing to a greater number of people -- even if...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By erwins
Another problem from clear cutting is that, to...

Another problem from clear cutting is that, to comply with requirements that clear-cut areas be replanted, the logging companies replant only the commercially desirable tree species, and of course,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 August 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,661
Posted By erwins
Yeah, I don't think it makes sense to make it go...

Yeah, I don't think it makes sense to make it go both ways. George Reeves was Superman. So was Christopher Reeve. If the question is who had the most iconic portrayal of Superman, you can have a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By erwins
Yeah, invasive species play a part as well. ...

Yeah, invasive species play a part as well. Oregon's wildfire season has been extended by about a month in many areas because of invasive cheatgrass. It requires more water to grow, so it dries out...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By erwins
People are definitely part of the problem. ...

People are definitely part of the problem. Around 3/4 of the over 1000 wildfires in Oregon last season were human caused. The other quarter were caused by lightning strikes.

It's not hard to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By erwins
I think climate change is having an impact as...

I think climate change is having an impact as well. The last few summers here have been much more consistently hot than usual, and they followed mild, wet, winter and spring. That has meant that...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By erwins
I love the simplest, most graceful counter...

I love the simplest, most graceful counter protests, like the people in giant angel wings with their backs silently turned to the Westboro protesters at the funerals in Orlando. (Blocking them from...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 August 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,661
Posted By erwins
Since he's dead, we can actually check the obits....

Since he's dead, we can actually check the obits. It looks like they tended to mention generally that he was a serious actor first, but was best known for his roles in Airplane! and The Naked Gun...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 August 2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,661
Posted By erwins
Jack Nicholson for me would be hard to choose...

Jack Nicholson for me would be hard to choose between Jack Torrance in The Shining, McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Jake Gittes in Chinatown.

The Joker and Col. Jessup wouldn't...
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