David L

David L

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    how is the American departure from the Philippines to be seen? Assuming you mean the USA we will be deeply involved in the economy of the Philippines for a long time. First off a non trivial amount of the male...
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    As the mountain heats up, a combination of radiation of heat (into the night desert sky, which is cold) and wind blowing across it cools the rock enough that it can keep accepting heat from the plant. I wonder...
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    Aren't there states that prosecute (some) women who have miscarriages for crimes against the person? Ah, nope. But I point out to people who will listen that the end result of some of these policies is to be there. And...
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    Toronto can treat 2 million cubic meters of water a day, so it can pump that much. All of it's fire trucks going flat out would dent that (about 700,000 cm/day), but not exhaust it. I seriously doubt the piping...
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    What you are describing is related more to national issues in the US. (Newt blew up some of your comments by telling people to NOT move their families to DC and now we have a national legislature where many of...
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    Third, 26,000 is urban. Agreed. Urban is a dense area of people. And by dense I don't mean Manhatten levels of dense. Most of NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.. is single or two story buildings. And they will lite up when...
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    The problem with acorns especially is that they don't produce in bulk every year. When they produce they're a wonderful crop where you can harvest a year's worth of food in about three weeks (California Indians). When they don't produce,...
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    so people can see what's going on to produce their meat. When I was little I would go into the back room and see what was interesting at that moment. Drove my mother nuts. I though it was neat. But...
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    Politicians tend to be deep into property. At least here in Oz. My local representative at the federal level (until a recent boundary redistribution moved me to the electorate just north) has 18 investment houses. Think about it. Unless you...
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    Too slow. Way too much hassle after they die. So put them in the cage with head through a hole. Drop a mask over their head, nitrogen them, THEN slice off their head, hook up back legs, left while removing...
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    Failure modes for low wage employees will tend to be more numerous than for the average reader here. But I also tend to avoid being around people who assume they will never make a mistake. I don't want to be...
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    From there, I got to thinking about a better method for a slaughterhouse - why not lead the animals to an opening with food or water beyond it, they stick their head through, guillotine blade, quick and clean. About what...
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    A bit off topic but not too much. Just heard an interesting factoid. In 1901 Edison invented a battery for electric cars that could go 100 miles. Based on Nickle Iron. But it cost $500 to make then, $10,000 or...
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    Again, having done such things over decades I'll stick with what I know works. Your answers were not applicable to many of those situations. Thank You....
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    A lot depends on the granularity of your meter and the size of the leak. Been through all of this at various times over the year. Easiest one was 30 days of no rain. Friend called and said his foundation...
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    My understanding is that the normal way is to shut off the mains. Then pressurise the system with air and wander around looking and listening for bubbles. If you're responding to JDS and my comments then you have to understand...
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    if your home meter reads lower than the municipal meter, you've got a leak. My idea is easier and cheaper. Plus JBS and I have the same issues. Water is billed at such a large rounding number that there are...
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    My next project is to dig up the pipe between the water meter and the house & replace it to make sure there's no leakage on my side of the meter. Just wait for the next mini drought and see...
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    The number is very small so ... All Messianic Jews I've met were observant Jews before they adopted Christianity. And have kept up their observance....
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    But Messianic Jews aren't practicing the Jewish faith, even if they're of Jewish ethnicity. Hmmm. The very tiny sample that I've met seemed to be practicing conservative Jews. Or what is called such in the US. It can get...
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    London has separate storm sewers & has done for some considerable time I suspect most large cities are stuck with whatever was decided back in some year in the 1800s....
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    For areas with combined systems I have to think that the street runoff from vehicles would make treating the sewage a somewhat more complicated issue. The amount from people who would pour gasoline and motor oil down their sinks is...
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    Add thousands of pharmaceutical residues, and it gets trickier still, because some bioaccumulate or have unwanted side effects. I take a couple of prostate drugs with very pointed warnings about keeping them away from prepubescents and females. With a specialty...
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    So if it is too expensive to replace all the sewers, Yes. I've always lived where storm water and sanitary sewers were separate. It wasn't until I was "older" than I discovered this is not a universal thing. Places like...
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    Totally agree. As someone who has done my own car work in the past what has come off my hand and body and clothes was definitely not organic. And yes tossing the young one in the shower is about the...
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    and don't think corner shops would be willing to host recycling machines. Some states in the US have had these for 30 years. They work. And the spit back things they don't want to crush. All of the ones I've...
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    some grow an acre a second, ... This has Trumpian levels of factual accuracy. An acre per second growth may be technically correct, but it's spread over a few hundred thousand acres with a *complex* perimeter actually gets the fire...
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    Secondly, the "idiot problem" again, bacuase you can be 150% certain that some fuckwits will plumb / connect / use the sysems nbackwards In general a decent code compliance system will stop that. And first use tends to show any...
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    How the hell does one, in an environmentally-friendly manner, dispose of old tyres, that are not off your car, for insatnce? One of the best ways I've seen is to use them as feed stock for highway surfaces. Of course...
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    Solution to the corrosiom problem, use modern platics for the pipery (!) PVC. A friend who studies such things as a private learning type thing has speculated that the chlorine from such might be the world next lead moment. And...
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