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Forum: Social Studies 20 June 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By erwins
I've seen claims that most or all of the...

I've seen claims that most or all of the carcinogens from cigarettes are from the smoke, and that vaping is safe. But there's obviously more to it than that since chew and snuff also cause mouth and...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,775
Posted By erwins
Oh, yeah. I think maybe the 20-day rule applies...

Oh, yeah. I think maybe the 20-day rule applies to jail-like facilities. So something more residential might get them out from under the rule. (This is hazy remembering on my part, and I can't...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,775
Posted By erwins
Pretty much. But AIUI, the rules are still in...

Pretty much. But AIUI, the rules are still in place that prevent kids from being detained long-term, so either they will need extremely expedited hearings, or to resume releasing families after...
Forum: SLC 20 June 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,808
Posted By erwins
That's the Model X. It has some interesting...

That's the Model X. It has some interesting design elements, like the "falcon-wing" rear doors, and a panoramic windshield that extends much higher/further back than usual. (Both of which have been...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,775
Posted By erwins
So that humanitarian crisis of children being...

So that humanitarian crisis of children being separated from their families at the border that is totally the fault of the Democrats, who wouldn't close the "loopholes" and not a new policy, and the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,775
Posted By erwins
Even for people being held in jail pretrial on...

Even for people being held in jail pretrial on criminal charges, most residents will have someone who will take care of their kid. There's another parent, grandparent, other family member, who will...
Forum: SLC 20 June 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,808
Posted By erwins
Yesterday I saw a Polaris Slingshot just like the...

Yesterday I saw a Polaris Slingshot just like the red one here (scroll down): ...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 June 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By erwins
Some days, the only thing scarier or more...

Some days, the only thing scarier or more appalling (or both!) than his lies is when he accidentally tells the truth.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 June 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By erwins
No, I think they were using it as a verb, you...

No, I think they were using it as a verb, you know, like, "adulting.". When you can president, please get that done." :)
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By erwins
Richard, I haven't had the chance to watch the...

Richard, I haven't had the chance to watch the video yet, but part of Tesla's response to these accidents (I'll get a link to where I grabbed the quote from) has been exactly what you pointed out --...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By erwins
But there have been multiple (many? I haven't...

But there have been multiple (many? I haven't looked for numbers) crashes of Teslas with autopilot engaged where the Tesla hit the back of a stationary car on surface streets. Most recently in the...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By erwins
Autopilot may also just be incompatible with how...

Autopilot may also just be incompatible with how human brains work. I mentioned this in more detail in the other recent thread, but our brains, for good reason, tend to stop paying attention to...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By erwins
There is no fair comparison now, because the AV...

There is no fair comparison now, because the AV numbers are based on driving the cars in the best case scenario. They don't drive in bad weather, they drive in geofenced, well-mapped areas, probably...
Forum: SLC 13 June 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 163,650
Posted By erwins
I just realized that, the way we tend to listen...

I just realized that, the way we tend to listen to music now, it's much less likely that fans will notice the subtle message at the end and beginning of The Wall. I first noticed it when I was in...
Forum: Rantidote 13 June 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,761
Posted By erwins
You can also buy a plug that can be quite easily...

You can also buy a plug that can be quite easily wired onto a cut cord. I've taken a cut heavy duty extension cord and made it into two shorter cords. Any hardware store should have it.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 June 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By erwins
My understanding is that Cohen may have been...

My understanding is that Cohen may have been described as a personal lawyer, but rarely actually performed legal work.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 June 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By erwins
Are you thinking of Manafort?

Are you thinking of Manafort?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,775
Posted By erwins
It's not a good way to test it. The difference...

It's not a good way to test it. The difference is that they would have been right. Obama never, to my knowledge, had such boneheaded diplomacy* and deal, but the reaction would have been the same. ...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By erwins
Certainly if cars with no onboard controls became...

Certainly if cars with no onboard controls became the norm, there would soon be no one in the cars qualified to operate them. At present, I think we are very far from such a system being remotely...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,775
Posted By erwins
I guess it's a good thing that I continue to be...

I guess it's a good thing that I continue to be shocked by him. Not surprised, exactly. But shocked and appalled.
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By erwins
Excellent point. It's pretty much an...

Excellent point. It's pretty much an acknowledgement that a) at this point it's all about convenience and profit, not about safety, and b) these cars cannot drive better than humans, or even...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,410
Posted By erwins
I can see your point about applying that rule to...

I can see your point about applying that rule to things like whether one race is superior, or, in Thorny Locust's terms, whether it's OK to set a cat on fire.

And I suspect you are referring to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,410
Posted By erwins
Thorny locust pretty much said what I was...

Thorny locust pretty much said what I was thinking about when I wrote that. And I guess I'm ultimately thinking about different types of discussion, listening, empathizing.

There are one on one,...
Forum: Moot Court 12 June 2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By erwins
I think active registration campaigns in high...

I think active registration campaigns in high schools, allowing pre-registration for teens who will be 18 by the next election is a great idea I've heard proposed.

Oregon's motor voter law is...
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 73,065
Posted By erwins
I know I called it a hijack earlier in my second...

I know I called it a hijack earlier in my second post, but this would not be the first time we deeply discussed the merits of whether something is in fact, a thing you should not have to tell people....
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