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  1. Thread: Herschel

    by Jim Mahan
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    Re: Herschel

    Why? What could numbnuts possibly have to say that would be worth hearing? His opinion is worthless on any subject, and every statement he makes is a lie.

    Worse, by far, he just stated publicly...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    The tree is still alive, yeah? It will otherwise leaf out in the spring? Wanna foil the rodent and save the tree? You'd have to plumb and probe to know the full extent of the void first. If the rest...
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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    I wouldn't refer to myself as a WX geek. My Wife got me WX station, Ambient, a couple of years ago for a present. Her idea, a complete surprise. I played along and got interested, scrounged an old...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    This prompted me to remember Midnight Express.
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    Re my post above, I am absolutely not in favor of these bombers and the MIC. But the capacity is necessary to the degree that there are potential enemies with competing tech latent in the world.
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    Re: Killer robots

    When I first saw the thread title I thought it sounded like a completely autonomous robot with AI for a decision maker given an encounter that was probable cause for lethal force. If you put a...
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    Re: as seen in the az high desert

    Indeed. Well done.
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    Anyone we want. At any time, and no can stop us. Not Russia, not China, not Iran nor North Korea.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    That would make me crazy.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    I think I'm done owning a car, but if I inherited a genie in a bottle who gave me one wish, it would be to have a roadster, in newish condition, under three k pounds, around two-fiddy horsepower,...
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    Re: Stickers on truck windows

    'kay, then nevermind.
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    Re: Stickers on truck windows

    That's what made me wonder about it.
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    Stickers on truck windows

    On the way back from buying a lamp socket at lowes I saw this truck and wondered about the sticker symbols. I figured out how to edit the image to reduce the size, resampling it to lower resolution....
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    The more I post here, the more I see opportunities for my own humility.
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    This is kind of a clumsy troll, dont' you think?

    I jest.

    :)
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    I'm nearly finished with Michael Pollan's book How to Change Your Mind, "What the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression, and transcendence,"...
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I love Wikipedia. I use it as much as the Google alternative search engine I use regularly. One of the things that is nice about it, is the fact that it is written and updated by more or less...
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    Nice.
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    The new Speaker of the House

    This deserves it's own thread, even though I was first going to post it on the trmp is toast thread, as it is surely pertinent to a discussion of the orange nematode.

    In Heather Cox Richardson's...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    My old guy brain has forgotten what I learned in my ancient autoshop class. Manifold vacuum is higher, not lower, at idle than with the throttle open.
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    Re: Killer robots

    Girls, girls, please.




    We only assume this standard negative outcome because we've been trained by fiction writers and Hollywood, who need a bad guy as a default to the necessary tension...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Oh of course it's an E thing and not vacuum. Duh. What is this, the nineteen-seventies?

    Did you try jigglin it? Sometimes if you jiggle it...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    It's telling that his remark is that the SCOTUS always rules against him. How many people have a career losing streak at the SCOTUS. So unfair. That guy is further up his own ass than anyone else...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Vacuum actuated wipers can do that. The engine vacuum at the manifold changes when idling. If it's not an automatic, try revving the engine a bit to see if it makes the wipers work better.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Yeah, but that's not what we called it.
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    Re: Latest JWST image

    My gob has been quite smacked.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I might like to watch the original movie version of M*A*S*H. I saw it in a theater with my older brother while we were on vacation together, when it came out. After the TV series became the then...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Congress has a different mandate than the DoJ. They're not done until they're done enough to satisfy that mandate. Of course in this case the DoJ has to also do their due diligence (and take their...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    What Figment posted. The report the committee has mentioned publicly is going to a very weighty tome, thousands of pages. Annotated witness testimony and evidence, etc. I would think they'd want it...
  30. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    Makes me wonder what it sounded like, and what it felt like to drive it. Thinking about what Jake said about Cadillac motors being designed for sedate operation, I imagine an author describing the...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    An old guy is tooling along the two lane highway on his way to town and spots a pig by the side of the road. So he stops, and after a moment realizes that a pig wondering alongside the road could be...
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    Re: Potty physics

    Not to take anything away from the superb painting, but it looks less like 'bitten by a lizard' than that 'a lizard dropped a deuce on the dinner table.'

    So it makes me wonder if in that part of...
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    Re: Potty physics

    In the potty.
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    Re: Potty physics

    This is something to maybe dwell on a bit, at least for me.

    I'm sixty-eight years old and using the internet to tell a fart joke, take part in potty humor, and it still makes me chuckle.
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    Re: Potty physics

    When you're pooping and make a fart

    :)

    When you're farting and make a poop

    :(
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    Seems like longer.

    :eek:
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    Calendar sequence. Joe bought his Tesla a couple of years ago and Musk only got involved with Twitter a month ago, and before that the fact that Musk was such a poser and trmp-like moronic petulant...
  38. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    1930 Cadillac V16 Speedster Custom

    https://i.imgur.com/DmbxyKi.jpeg

    https://i.imgur.com/siECHBG.jpeg
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    People said it at the time, and some still believe it, but it wasn't Hillary being the D's candidate that let trmp occupy our White House.

    Okay, a factor that helped the opposition and helped...
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Jesus swept.
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I hate it when someone says something is obvious, and it is, and I didn't get it.

    At least this this thread about being brief as a writer didn't turn into a pithing contest.
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    It might be only a mental exercise, but it might be enlightening if it were possible, to read maybe a dozen other published and well-regarded literary type's ten rules for writing a novel.

    Off...
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    Re: Testosterone + beer + motorcycles

    It's not like the bikers are being coerced or encouraged to take the risks. In fact, with a bit of deliberate social engineering and a PSA campaign we could establish a positive culture of heroic...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Have you noticed that when the news has a story about trmp that he has made his office at the fake Florida joint look exactly like the Oval Office? I get the strong impression that it is purely for...
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    Re: Paul Top This

    Were you in Texas? Maybe they thought it was a dildo.
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    Re: Schroedinger's cat

    There's that famous quote by Feynman, 'if you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics.' As compelling as the lay upshot of the theory and the fact of it's...
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    Re: Jimmy guitar storyófirst ever youtube

    Indulge me for just one more short one. A blues diddie.


    https://youtu.be/MzzsxdRHjJo
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    Re: Jimmy guitar storyófirst ever youtube

    Thanks.



    No. That particular one was Spaulding in Sacramento. No relation to the local boat builder by the same name, far as I know.
  49. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    It's a convertible, and it's prolly a great car on a long desert highway on the way to the Hotel California, or for eight seniors on the way to the prom, but it ain't no roadster and it ain't no...
  50. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    Yeah, because my brain hears this when I read the thread title

    https://file.kbb.com/kbb/vehicleimage/housenew/480x360/2000/2000-bmw-z3-frontside_bmz323rdstr001.jpg
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