Bill Arnold

Bill Arnold

  • Commented on Upcoming events
    When I was younger, before I discovered "Cruise control", I averaged a speeding ticket every two years. I got my first vehicle with cruise control in 1982. I have not had a speeding ticket since. The easy constant speed using...
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    Good to hear from you as always. real obvious panic. I'm seeing panic in various feeds, not just Epstein associated; interesting to watch. Game is being flushed, is the term you used in the past. (I like.) Negative Bond Yields?...
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    I'm unclear on whether a direct link will get our host into trouble, but somebody copy/pasted it (I think whole, not sure) to reddit; google search on site:reddit.com "On Day 1 of No Deal, Her Majesty’s government will activate the"...
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    Thanks, found some articles (e.g. here) with that text, and google translate to English is, well, interesting. Better than it used to be though. There is another confirming argument being made, by this quy, Mystery explosion at Nenoksa test site:...
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    The "jet engine" was based on a 747 APU with a homebuilt afterburner, You are familar with jet cars? (Drag racing with same.) Maybe it's an American thing. (Note I've never been to this place; it is said to be...
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    Or for bonus points a nuclear powered, ground effect cruise missile? Related, I'm still giggling about DJT's latest: it is the Russians who are dealing with a nuclear-powered-cruise-missile gap! (well, DJT can be interpreted that way but who knows, maybe...
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    And on the 4th hand, the US Justice Department is led by a man (William Barr) dubbed by (deceased) US center right pundit William Safire the "Coverup-General" (1992). And on the 5th hand, DJT retweeted a "Hillary Did It" tweet...
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    I’m pretty sure it had bipartisan support. Among rich powerful male pedophile[0] associates of Epstein. This is why the conspiracy mills are so prolific; it's not a normal case, since so many rich and powerful are involved. [0] /paedophile -...
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    Just a quick ack to say good to see you, and that I like the new name, not least because it encouraged reading about the second and third components. (OK, wikipedia and some refs and wikilinks, but it's a start.)...
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    or, if you distrust tinyfication, Thanks for the nudge! expandurl(){ curl -sI $1 | sed -n 's/Location: *//p';} expandurl thetinyurl (via, and I'm sure it's not perfect, but it is helpful. Tinyurl still knows you asked, and etc, but that's...
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    An author of a letter in Nation Climate Change[1] wrote an accompanying phys.org piece. Basically, they tried to quantify the risk of cyclones disrupting power and thus air-conditioning during killing-level heatwaves, "grey swan" events. Heatwave: The human body is already...
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    General question: have there been any successful (or even semi-successful) efforts in the UK to boycott products advertised in Murdoch media properties? My quick searches came up empty....
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    Inadvertent cock-up? Epic trolling? Something more sinister? Here's another. I admire this effort, a lot, if there was intent involved. :-) Trump's doctored presidential seal leads to firing (25 July 2019) Instead of holding 13 arrows - a reference to...
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    The great white supremacist evangelist mammonite movement is about 20% of the US population; that's plenty. Ah, now I see where you're coming from. However, that movement is not a monolith (many sects hate the others), and has exploitable fault...
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    Next best is 30 dB (or thereabouts) earmuffs over 30 dB (or thereabouts) earplugs. This gives you close to 60 dB of isolation. Very nice. This is my regular practice. Helps. Not perfect (and not 60dB either[0]), and doesn't block...
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    All that, and also because of huge "extraterrestrial alien invasion" hoax happening at the same time, when people from security, intelligence and defense agencies all over the world are virtually doing insane trying to figure out who is bullshitting who...
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    .Most of the vegetable oils have shelf-life issues but the fancier organic single-pressing sorts into glass or stainless can be good for a year at room temperature as long as they stay sealed. I'm pretty sure I've cooked with oil...
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    grr, didn't click link in preview: new budget deal. Schedules a fight for the newly elected POTUS late summer 2021....
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    On the gripping hand there is this perverse thing in US politics. Passing legislation means you lose support. On the fourth hand, Nancy Pelosi's political role is "Herder of Cats", so what she says and does should be parsed carefully....
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    The problem for the U.S. is that idiots like Bolton don't understand that taking Tehran is the easy part. (And it might not be that easy.) True.[1] But it's not just Bolton; the US has been ramping up its economic...
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    I mentioned the American Chestnut and the blight that mostly destroyed it in a previous thread. Here's an excellent, long piece on a small genetic modification to the American Chestnut to make it resistant to the blight that destroyed a...
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    ...makes people like me want to put a hammer through it? "zerostat" gun. Just saying. Doesn't leave a (obvious) mark, unlike a hammer....
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    They literally can't understand people who would want to go into an office and close the door. The bathrooms are often reasonably quiet. Though sometimes you get somebody doing a conference call on speakerphone while sitting on the pot. I've...
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    Or is the tendency to "dominate & control" so strong that it is preferred, even at the cost of a significant loss of productivity? It's not so much "dominate and control" as (a) packing more people into floor space and...
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    I have tried (only once though) rigging a proof-of-concept of such a system. Results were not good, though maybe the speech recognition system wasn't designed to split out multiple voices. (Predictive models are a big aspect of speech-to-text systems.) Another...
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    Yes, have read Susan Cain's "Quiet". The extroverts running things don't see what the problem is. "If it's not for you just ignore it." (And let's just ignore all the research about how long it takes to regain focus after...
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    How many of us are "not-pink" - shall I say? Ah, I answered the wrong question, you meant high (i.e. normal :-) skin melanin levels?(quick but detailed summary article BTW.) (Tired.) I know of one or two mostly-lurkers. In general,...
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    How many of us are "not-pink" - shall I say? Well, pink/blue have inverted, FWIW. Anyway, those nyms here that choose not to present (online) as a particular gender, I treat mentally as indeterminate gender, and/or fluid. If a person...
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    I'll ask OGH or anyone else here to comment on Paul Krugman's SFnal piece, Since you ask :-) Paul Krugman is being too nice in that piece. I suggest a reaper probability that is small and directly proportional to the...
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    For those of us who are bothered by (or have stronger negative feelings about) the Internet of Things: Resetting Your GE Smart Light Bulb, Bruce Schneier, 11 Jul 2019, in full. Apparently you have to know which version of firmware;...
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