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Forum: SLC 25 February 2018, 02:57 AM
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Posted By Lainie
I had a very dramatic cousin who, as a teenager,...

I had a very dramatic cousin who, as a teenager, would say "Oh, mother" in the most scathing, condescending tone of voice -- like a verbal eye roll. We saw it happen enough that it became a running...
Forum: Rantidote 24 February 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 29,339
Posted By Lainie
I wonder if she got the idea for the name from...

I wonder if she got the idea for the name from Scrubs -- that was the name of Sarah Chalke's character. Maybe she hadn't heard it anywhere else.

But berating people over it is just stupid.
Forum: Rantidote 24 February 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 29,339
Posted By Lainie
If the data in question is not stored in the...

If the data in question is not stored in the system, it cannot be included in a data feed from that system. The data you're asking to include isn't even really data, it's a performance benchmark that...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 February 2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,717
Posted By Lainie
They're being incredibly cynical.

They're being incredibly cynical.
Forum: SLC 23 February 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 145,821
Posted By Lainie
The reason it was ruled unconstitutional has to...

The reason it was ruled unconstitutional has to do with an accused person's right to confront their accuser.
Forum: SLC 23 February 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 29,271
Posted By Lainie
US pep rallies are built around the concept of...

US pep rallies are built around the concept of competitive high school athletics, which I don't think is a thing in the UK.
Forum: Techno-Babble 23 February 2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Lainie
Yup. I've been hearing it all my life in Ohio.

Yup. I've been hearing it all my life in Ohio.
Forum: SLC 23 February 2018, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Lainie
Or references to Pepe the Frog?

Or references to Pepe the Frog?
Forum: Rantidote 23 February 2018, 12:28 AM
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Views: 29,339
Posted By Lainie
I'm sure it notifies a human of trouble in that...

I'm sure it notifies a human of trouble in that particular car, and human(s) respond.
Forum: Social Studies 22 February 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Lainie
All at the taxpayers' expense, so it's a...

All at the taxpayers' expense, so it's a win-win.:rolleyes:
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 145,821
Posted By Lainie
Red light cameras are unconstitutional in Ohio,...

Red light cameras are unconstitutional in Ohio, unless an officer is stationed there.
Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 29,339
Posted By Lainie
According to this...

According to this (http://elevation.wikia.com/wiki/Destination_dispatch), "destination dispatch" elevators do not have floor buttons, but they do have alarm and door open/close buttons. The site uses...
Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 29,339
Posted By Lainie
They're updating the elevators in some of our...

They're updating the elevators in some of our buildings. With the new ones, instead of pushing an up or down button, you use a touchpad to select the floor you want to go to, and the touchpad tells...
Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,499
Posted By Lainie
My guess is a combination of both, although it's...

My guess is a combination of both, although it's hard to tell about the sexism without more context. Would she be equally likely to assume that a man who is at home on a weekday is not working?
Forum: Police Blotter 22 February 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,717
Posted By Lainie
The Posse Comitatus Act that UL mentions forbids...

The Posse Comitatus Act that UL mentions forbids the use of the military in civilian law enforcement. The more we militarize our police, the less relevant it becomes, IMO.
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 29,271
Posted By Lainie
Pep is enthusiasm, basically. Pep rallies are...

Pep is enthusiasm, basically. Pep rallies are traditionally held in high schools, to raise enthusiasm for the school's athletic teams.

ETA: Enthusiasm and energy.
Forum: Police Blotter 21 February 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,717
Posted By Lainie
By either interpretation, it's just a BS excuse,...

By either interpretation, it's just a BS excuse, IMO. Although he's certainly not alone in thinking that he has no responsibility to verify information before passing it along. :rolleyes:
Forum: Rantidote 21 February 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 29,339
Posted By Lainie
If the data in question is not stored in System...

If the data in question is not stored in System X, it cannot be included in a data feed from System X.
Forum: The Doctor Is In 21 February 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Lainie
That was my thought, too. And conversely, some...

That was my thought, too. And conversely, some innocent women were probably accused of killing babies that had died of natural causes.
Forum: Police Blotter 21 February 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,717
Posted By Lainie
And even after being fired, the jerk can't admit...

And even after being fired, the jerk can't admit that he was spreading lies.

ETA: Maybe that's why he was fired, come to think of it.
Forum: SLC 20 February 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,701
Posted By Lainie
I bet you're right. The street I'm crossing at...

I bet you're right. The street I'm crossing at that point doesn't get much traffic (well, that part of the street doesn't).
Forum: SLC 20 February 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,701
Posted By Lainie
Oh, the mental image. :lol: I noticed it...

Oh, the mental image. :lol:

I noticed it months ago, not just today, but there's a pedestrian signal near my office that has a very weird cycle. It has a countdown at the end of the walk signal,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 96,454
Posted By Lainie
#2 is William F. Buckley

#2 is William F. Buckley
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 February 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,480
Posted By Lainie
In laws, rhetoric and acts of violence, Europe is...

In laws, rhetoric and acts of violence, Europe is rewriting dark chapters of its past...
Forum: Police Blotter 19 February 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,717
Posted By Lainie
Of course they are. We don't have a cure for the...

Of course they are. We don't have a cure for the underlying issues.

ETA: Also, people here use cars to kill people, too. See: Charlottesville last year.
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