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    Re: Herschel

    It's a shallow pool they draw from.
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    This twitter is interesting: Russia's On Fire.

    It's a daily feed containing video of Russian infrastructure getting burning and/or blowed up.

    Apparently a lot of careless smokers in Russia.
  3. That's what a 6-inch dial or digital caliper is...

    That's what a 6-inch dial or digital caliper is for. It can do outside measurement, inside measurement and depth/thickness. They run $25 to $50 or so. Or you can go big bucks and get a Starret,...
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    Price of a ball: x Price of a bat: x + $1.00 ...

    Price of a ball: x
    Price of a bat: x + $1.00

    Price of ball and bat: x + (x + $1.00) = $1.10

    x + (x + $1.00) = $1.10
    x + x + $1.00 = $1.10
    2x + $1.00 = $1.10
    2x = $0.10
    x = $0.05
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Willing to bet that most of the folks here opposed "Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq and more". I know that that's true about the latter two — we discussed those topics here, at length.
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    You'd almost certainly want a spar that size...

    You'd almost certainly want a spar that size built as locally as possible.

    Here in the USA, it's too long to be shipped by truck. It could be shipped by rail on an 89-foot flat car (but you'll...
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    "Qualified" being a somewhat subjective term....

    "Qualified" being a somewhat subjective term. Yes, Thomas managed to get a law degree. IIRC, when he was nominated to a Federal judgeship, he had never served as a judge. When he was nominated to the...
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Nobody wants that.

    That is, however, a creation of one man's making -- Vladimir Putin.

    Only he can end it. Unless you can posit some diplomatic outcome that doesn't involve Ukraine surrendering...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I can buy that.



    I would argue that if one wants to posit that

    (X implies Y) AND (Y implies Z)

    [not going to try and use proper formal logic symbols]
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    My, how times have changed in South America. It...

    My, how times have changed in South America. It was not so very long ago that that would have likely had a very different outcome.
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    I've got WR G4s on our CR-V. They're great. Not...

    I've got WR G4s on our CR-V. They're great. Not quite as good in the rain as I would like here in Seattle, though a big part of that is Seattle's fondness for exposed aggregate concrete paving. After...
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    Nokian Hakkapeliitta Best snow tires in the...

    Nokian Hakkapeliitta

    Best snow tires in the world.

    https://www.nokiantires.com/tires/passenger-car/snow-winter-tires/
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    Re: Herschel

    He does, almost, make TFG sound erudite.
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    When I lived in Ann Arbor, University of Michigan...

    When I lived in Ann Arbor, University of Michigan football players had a graduation rate of, IIRC, c. 40-45 percent. And that was higher than most of the Big 10.

    They generally weren't exactly...
  15. Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    Eric Trump as much as said that back in 2014, in a conversation with golf writer James Dodson. Courtesy of a 2017 Vanity Fair article at...
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    There haven't been a lot of significant new oil...

    There haven't been a lot of significant new oil fields found since the 1970s. Increased production has come from finding new ways to extract oil from depleted oil fields.

    Organic chemistry is...
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    Trump Organization convicted on all 17 counts. ...

    Trump Organization convicted on all 17 counts.

    https://apple.news/AFtepTuwsT5S6XuWHXiDceA

    Former President Donald Trump's company is found guilty of criminal tax fraud

    A jury in Manhattan...
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    Re: blackhawk replacement

    And how vulnerable it is to itself. They don't have a good track record.

    And they dislike dust intensely, or at least their turbines do. And taking off and landing vertically tends to generate a...
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    Alex Jones' bad day

    As the old saw goes, "Freedom of the press belongs to he who owns one."
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    I had a friend back then, who had a plastic sign made up that looked like the "Baby On Board" signs. It said

    Obnoxious Yellow Sign In Window
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    Yup. I see this sort of stuff on Facebook . . . not infrequently.

    https://i0.wp.com/ecbpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screen-Shot-2020-11-05-at-12.09.17-PM.png?w=581&ssl=1
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Seems they hit an air base in Kursk.

    Russia's air defense network seems to be a little patchy, eh?
  23. Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    I just read this yesterday: Chris Schwarz, the guy who runs Lost Art Press, doesn't sound too impressed by the Bridge City rules:...
  24. Georgia Election Denier Discovers Actual Voter Fraud

    His own, that is.

    Why does criminal voter fraud always seem to be on the part of these Trumpistas?
    ...
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    'Coons can be dangerous critters. Been known to...

    'Coons can be dangerous critters. Been known to kill coonhounds. They roll on their back and disembowel them with their claws.

    Mom was brave, but once she had the 'coon, she should have brained it...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    The Hatch Act prohibits employees of the Federal government from engaging in partisan political activity. While on the job.

    That's not censorship. It prohibits abuse of office. A simple condition...
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    Dang! Just 2 days ago. That's awfully brazen.

    Dang! Just 2 days ago.

    That's awfully brazen.
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    Cocktail, whatcha got?

    Tonight's cocktail was this The Queen Elizabeth, a remarkably excellent drink.


    ...
  29. Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    I was just going suggest that a drop o'the pure (or three) might have had something to do with it.
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Here's 6 units from all over the world with a death's head in current use as their badge. I could go on, but 6 is probably enough.

    Queen Elizabeth's Own Royal Lancers (17/21 Lancers) wear a...
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    Re: That must have been some fight!

    It was Laurel Ridge, maybe midway between Decatur and Embry Hills.

    More about the guy at the link below. He's an "urban shepherd".
    ...
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    Alex Jones' bad day

    Willing to bet Jones has filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation) that discharges his debts, not a Chapter 13 bankruptcy (wage-earners plan) which doesn't discharge the debts.

    The point of the...
  33. No. That arrangement is based on having a roll of...

    No. That arrangement is based on having a roll of film with a feed spool, a take-up spool and lens and shutter in the middle.

    There have been lots of attempts at non-conventional designs. They...
  34. My Olympus OM-2, old-Sokol, taking a shot is a...

    My Olympus OM-2, old-Sokol, taking a shot is a couple seconds. Flip the switch on, focus, shoot, assuming you've preset the aperture to something reasonable for conditions.) A little less if the...
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    As somebody who once drive a '69 microbus, a...

    As somebody who once drive a '69 microbus, a vehicle, for all intents and purpose completely lacking a heater (atleast in the Midwest, where the road salt destroys the heater boxes in a time...
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    Wile E.Coyote, [Successful/Stable] Genius? ...

    Wile E.Coyote, [Successful/Stable] Genius?

    https://youtu.be/h2Mwz9zeu7w


    https://youtu.be/h2Mwz9zeu7w
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    Austrian Loden [cloth] is made similarly to...

    Austrian Loden [cloth] is made similarly to boiled wool, but starts with a woven, rather than knitted fabric. And the Loden is made before being cut and seamed up into a garment.

    It has the very...
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    No. Felting is a different process that starts...

    No. Felting is a different process that starts with unspun fibers in the form of combed batting. Does get locked together the same way - hot water or steam, mechanical agitation to interlock the...
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    You make "boiled wool" by knitting a garment...

    You make "boiled wool" by knitting a garment roughly twice the desired sized, of wool yarn, usually spun "in the grease", meaning it hasn't been washed to remove the lanolin — how much oversize...
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    Friend of mine who used to skipper a destroyer,...

    Friend of mine who used to skipper a destroyer, on this:

    "I guess the ship drivers during my tenure were more aware of our surroundings."
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    127 typewritten pages? I can't imagine why...

    127 typewritten pages?

    I can't imagine why you haven't finished it yet! :D
  42. Worked and work with a lot of of guys from India,...

    Worked and work with a lot of of guys from India, usually southern India. Like we celebrate Diwali at work.
  43. Yes. Salt-fermented foods are pretty universal. ...

    Yes. Salt-fermented foods are pretty universal.

    Pickles in India might be rather different than pickles here in the USA, though.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_pickles
  44. A little googling will reveal that the service...

    A little googling will reveal that the service manuals for Kitchen-Aid mixers are pretty readily available as a PDF.

    IIRC, they do require a lube job now and again.

    I'm told the big difference...
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    I've always thought that -- like student loans...

    I've always thought that -- like student loans (!), alimony, child support, and fines, et al. -- damage awards arising from lawsuits should be non-dischargeable in bankruptcy.
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    My grandfather was in the Latvian National Guard...

    My grandfather was in the Latvian National Guard when WW2 started. When they decided it was time to get the hell out of Dodge, seeing as how he was almost certainly on the kill list (educated and in...
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    How much of that 61% are assets that disappeared...

    How much of that 61% are assets that disappeared into the void was Afghanistan and Iraq?
  48. 'Strewth!

    'Strewth!
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    I hate to break to them, but a 41% decrease at...

    I hate to break to them, but a 41% decrease at 20 F without heat is... significant (who, in the real world, is going to run their car for any amount of time at 20 without heat?)

    That's the...
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    Also, this is interesting....

    Also, this is interesting. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/21/world/europe/ukraine-russia-war-river.html

    Ukrainian commandos crossing the river Dnipro to go into Indian Country.

    The most...
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