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    Re: The 'Economist To The Oligarchs'

    They are probably followers of the prosperity gospel. Edited to add - oops, just noticed that Oznabrag already noted this.
  2. Re: Good News: Target to hire 20% more holiday workers.

    Ooh a temporary $10 an hour job - sign me up.
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    Re: Fitting Curves to Data

    Humorous, but not very realistic, although I think my grad students used pretty much all of those "methods" at one time or another. My favorite was the cubic spline fit since the explanations of the...
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    Re: iphone to desktop question

    You should be able to connect directly using a USB cable then simply copy from the file on the phone to a file on the desktop. I know that is easy to do with my phone (of course it is an android...
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    Re: New York City survey.

    Work out how to escape as soon as possible and NOT spend a week there.
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    Re: Trump and asbestos??????

    So what do you do when you find out that asbestos is toxic, but your employer is telling you to use it any way without adequate protection? You refuse ro use it and get fired?
  7. Re: The damn chip fell out of my credit card... AGAIN!

    You only have one card? Won't they send your new card next day?
  8. Re: for the price of this model you could probably have the real thing

    Actually you don't need that many tools. Back in my modelling days I built similar quality models. The tools were an exacto knife, a minilathe, a torch for silver soldering and some sand paper. ...
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    Re: The Gray Squirrels have arrived

    GrayC Grayfur has a certain affinity for them. She particularly likes them for lunch. Her predecessor, Spike the Maine Coon, was also fond of gray squirrel.
  10. Re: A First Course in Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers

    I think it is a good idea. Linear algebra, particularly matrix algebra, comes in handy when dealing with complex systems.
  11. Re: A First Course in Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers

    I remember taking my first differential equations course as a freshman. My prof was a visiting prof from Japan who had only a very rudimentary command of English. It made some of the lectures a bit...
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    Re: A bit closer to home

    Rhode Island IS the deep south.
  13. Re: Cutting a clean hole in metal cargo trailer side

    Ah come on guys, you are taking the fun out of it - chainsaw with carbide chain.
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    Re: Dihydrogen monoxide - should it be banned.

    Everything dissolves in it too. It is damn near a universal solvent.
  15. Thread: Moving SUCKS

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    Re: Moving SUCKS

    Looks like a nice apartment. I don't think I could live in an apartment again. We have thousands of books which would pretty much fill your apartment. I have about 100 boxes of books I haven't...
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    Re: a rite of passage: becoming empty nesters.

    I just let the cat out so I know how you feel. I now have the anxiety of where will she go, what will she kill and what will she come home with.
  17. Thread: Seeing orcas

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    Re: Seeing orcas

    I saw two orcas from the ferry to Orcas Island last May. The ferry stopped until they passed.
  18. Re: Why is there no fuel efficiency standards on boats?

    Hinckley also builds a pure electric boat, so there is your CAFE standard offset. Of course I don't think they have sold many electric boats. I haven't seen one locally, but I think that may be...
  19. Thread: Got welds?

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    Re: Got welds?

    Very pretty, but are they full penetration?
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    Re: Does anyone remember this?

    Nope. We never had anything like that in Washington state. Grocery stores were open until 9 PM even in the small town I grew up in.
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    Re: A Question for Centrist Democrats

    Personally I would love to see a candidate who would fight to slash the military budget, eliminate the health insurance industry via a more comprehensive universal Medicare program, support closing...
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    Re: A Question for Centrist Democrats

    I agree with Keith. However, I am not a centrist. I am a very hard left progressive. I just happen to also be pragmatic. My ideal candidate would run as a centrist and then reveal his/her true...
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    Re: Wheelhouses have changed...

    when are they going to get rid of those pesky windows. All they do is distract you from the data on the screens.
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    Re: Go left, or draw from the center?

    I tend to think that going left is a mistake. Sure, advocate for left policies AFTER the election, but don't push the right wing buttons before the election. I would suggest that the democrats...
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    Re: I'm with the President . . .

    George, well perhaps not google, but for anyone with a Ph.D. in biochem/molecular biology and access to journals, the barrier to learning more about a specific condition than the average GP isn't...
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    Re: I'm with the President . . .

    Oh I agree with you McMike, the average American is pretty dumb. On the other hand, doctors are just people. They are in most cases generalists and it isn't that hard to learn more than the average...
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    Re: I'm with the President . . .

    I would say that yes you should read up on the prescriptions and be aware of the details of the FDA label. You should also be absolutely sure you actually need the surgery and make sure the surgeon...
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    Re: I'm with the President . . .

    No one made you fill the prescription.
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    A non-political boat oriented post

    About 5 weeks ago this boat showed up in Southwest Harbor, ME. I cruised over and discovered it is the Katie Mack and that it has a Southwest Harbor hail port. The boat was built in 1932 in...
  30. Re: Five reasons why we need a sub forum for politics.

    Well I for one am glad to have the politics since I have little to no interested in motorcycles, aircraft, cars, guitars and music. If the bilge emphasized the the things you mentioned I would not...
  31. Re: Five reasons why we need a sub forum for politics.

    Perhaps I am mistaken, but I thought "the Bilge" was the political sub forum.
  32. Re: awww, what the heck - new superyacht launched

    I am disappointed. It needs a 25m pool.
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    Re: Hometown waterfront

    This is the waterfront I deal with every day - Southwest Harbor, ME.21034
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    Re: Learning to weld

    Our local adult education program has a welding course. I took it years ago ($70). It introduced you to stick, MIG and TIG welding, but not enough of any of them to develop any skill. I used to be...
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    Re: Battery question

    Victron sells smart relays called Battery Protect. They disconnect the battery when it goes below a selected voltage (say 11.8-12.0) to keep the battery from discharging to the point that it is...
  36. Re: Tough crowd today, so here's another big boat

    They could have at least bought a better piano like a Bösendorfer, or if they wanted to slum a bit a Steinway. OK Steinway is a little bit low end, even I have a Steinway.
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    Ostentations display of wealth

    Yacht Moonrise out for a day sail. This is a new (2016) 65' yawl built by Hogdons in Boothbay, ME. It is cold molded with Sitka Spruce spars. It is a local boat (Seal Harbor hail - 5 miles from...
  38. Re: $49 for a Lobster Roll along the coast of Maine? WTF!

    The last one I had was about $0.25 for the bun and mayo. The lobster was free. If you go into the local shops a lobster roll will cost you $12-$15. There is a glut of lobster here right now. If I...
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    Re: Do you think the NRA is going bankrupt?

    +1,000,000,000
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    Re: This weather sucks!

    It has been much the same here but about 5 C warmer. Fortunately it is supposed to break for a few days late tonight.
  41. Re: These 9 Incredible Images Are a Mind-Boggling Remind of How Far Technology Has Co

    I too remember lugging boxes of punch cards down to the computer center to run a program after learning the hard way to use a sharpie to draw a diagonal line on the top of the deck. In later years...
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    Re: Other: Need a Thin Hot Glue

    Cyanoacrylate (CA) superglue. It comes in various viscosities from very thin to quite thick.
  43. Re: Do you think Donald Trump Jr. knows how to iron a shirt?

    Yup, hand the bottle to a servant.
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    Re: DeVos Yacht Set Adrift

    I note that the yacht of a cabinet secretary is not US flagged.
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    Re: Anti-handgun movement afoot in Toronto

    That is 24,000 too many. It is past time to make hand gun ownership/possession illegal and to confiscate existing guns.
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    Re: Two Republicans, Jordan and Meadows

    Symbolic only to make the moron base drool (More) since there is zero chance of a conviction in the Senate.
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    Re: A math puzzle. Have fun.

    The answer is obvious - 42
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    Re: People from Maine can walk

    More convenient and cheaper. If you drive to Boston for longer trips it is cheaper to rent a car one way to get there and back than it is to drive your own car and pay for parking. Plus to catch an...
  49. Re: Is your personal income keeping up with inflation?

    No problems here. Like you I own my house, two boats and cars outright. I am unemployed so have no employment income, but rebalancing my portfolio this year boosted my income by about 20%. All of...
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    Re: People from Maine can walk

    I fly out of Bar Harbor. Why? Well several reasons. They have direct flights to Boston where I can get good connections to almost anywhere. Also, Bar Harbor is 35 minutes (good weather) from my...
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