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I'm just a geek with attitude.
Interests: animals, science, computing systems, politics
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Glad you enjoyed, TD. Happy to keep their rabbit from becoming coyote dinner.
Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on Bunny In A Bathroom at MaxRedline
Wow! He really nailed it with that. I imagine the whiny kids are bolting to their "safe spaces" in reaction.
Toggle Commented 15 hours ago on Gibraltar & Canada at MaxRedline
I'm rather reminded of Democrats. In a gubernatorial contest a few years back, the Republican candidate was leading. Democratics called for recounts no less than three times, and surprisingly, they kept finding "misplaced ballots" - most of which favored the Democrat contender. They finally "found" enough ballots to put her over the top, and then decided that "the people had spoken". Thus, Christine Gregoir became governor of Washington state.
Toggle Commented 15 hours ago on You Say You Want A Revolution at MaxRedline
I'm aware of that. It does not mean, however, that she couldn't be persuaded. Politicians "walk back" things all the time.
Toggle Commented 15 hours ago on Trump/Love at MaxRedline
Well, they're doing it right - government would find a way to mess it up.
They really hate this, basically because of the money (although they're saving 5 million sterling a month that they don't have to ship to Brussels). But I think we will see the financial institutions that have long been located in London relocating to EU cities.
Toggle Commented yesterday on You Say You Want A Revolution at MaxRedline
Yes, I kinda messed up that whole post - but the main point came through.
Toggle Commented yesterday on "I Like Candy!" at MaxRedline
It would be most interesting, I think.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Trump/Love at MaxRedline
Ha! Given her background, that'd be a hard claim to make, but I have no doubt that the Democratic would go that route.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Trump/Love at MaxRedline
Great plan, eh?
It certainly has generated considerable furor. The value of the pound has taken a hit, but it remains to be seen as to whether or not there will be any lasting effects in that regard. And while they'll save a lot by not shipping it off to Brussels, the kids there are screaming that the vote has thrown away their though they had one in the first place.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Gibraltar & Canada at MaxRedline
The folks who used Costco's branded AMEX card did so in part because of the rewards program; Costco says that the Citi card offers a better rewards program, "best in the industry". A lot of people are thinking it might not be worth the heartburn. In any event, the AMEX rewards card is no longer accepted. Citi and Costco both kind of blew the transition for a lot of folks.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Costco Steps In It at MaxRedline
Apparently, you're one of the lucky ones.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Costco Steps In It at MaxRedline
Texas is unique, and for several reasons: one is that the Republic decided to go with a Resolution put forward by the United States around 1845 in which the Republic, which at the time included parts of Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, and a couple of other present-day states ceded those claims in exchange for $10 million. But they attached conditions, among them being the right to divide into as many as four states if they chose to do so, the right to revert to their former status as an independent Republic should they so choose, declining to become a U.S. Territory (Oregon Territory, by contrast, encompassed the Pacific Northwest), and declining to surrender its public lands to the U.S. government. As a result of the latter, federal lands in Texas are likewise unique in that the federal government was obliged to purchase such parcels (Oregon Territory, by contrast, was forced to cede much of its public lands to the feds). So yes, you could say that the agreement contains an escape clause.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on It May Not Be Over at MaxRedline
We lose more people in tornadoes and floods each year than to earthquakes, however. But with annual deformation of 40 mm a year along San Andreas, I can see some cause for concern. The thing about floods and tornadoes is that we know approximately when and where they'll hit, in general; quakes, not so much. But the Midwest has little to no measurable slippage, which means little strain.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on The Big One at MaxRedline
Unknown, though I imagine some of the bureaucrats and politicians are envisioning another "Bud Clark Commons" - some years back, they spent $60 million to build a five-story building (complete with solar panels, of course) containing about 50 studio apartments for the homeless. That's worked out pretty well: tobacco is not allowed in the building, but drugs and alcohol are okay. On average, EMTs respond to one heroin overdose a week there, so they get a respectable turnover. At this point, all they're saying is that they want the money and will decide how to spend it as they go.
I won a mountain bike in a raffle a few years ago....
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Screen Capture in Windows 10 at MaxRedline
Didn't know Costco sold checks. But then, I never write checks anyway. I still have a couple hundred of them sitting in one of the drawers.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Costco Steps In It at MaxRedline
No telling, Sam - someone added them to an old "Far Side" cartoon panel by Gary Larson.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on The Current Election Cycle at MaxRedline
They seem very selective, don't they?
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Bundy Boys Back In The News at MaxRedline
It seems obvious that the Willamette Valley Democratics (mostly transplants from back east) disagree.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Illinois In Deep Trouble at MaxRedline
I can hear them now: "What did that skeet ever do to you?"
As should be the case!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Plumbing at MaxRedline
Some of the prosthetics today look pretty life-like, but you'd think the lack of heat coming off it would buy the installer a clue.
I just posted the gist of the conversation; he was so hard to understand that I was able to string out his call by asking him to repeat what he'd just said. All in all, good times.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on "Microsoft" To The Rescue! at MaxRedline