Tim H.

Tim H.

  • Commented on A message from our sponsors: New Book coming!
    I wonder if JRRT didn't think about writing in more dietary issues in LOTR than Smeagol/Gollum's aversion to cooked rabbit, or considered it an unneeded diversion?...
  • Commented on A message from our sponsors: New Book coming!
    On fresh food, many years ago I had the opportunity to bake apple pies with apples that had been picked the same day, tasty!...
  • Commented on Worldcon in the news
    They failed to jump off when the "conservative" movement was highjacked by reactionaries....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    My parents used to keep chickens and I got to help, if memory serves, what chickens eat depends on "Is it small enough to swallow?" or "Can it be torn into small enough pieces to swallow?". The eggs tasted much...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Beats waiting until they explode!...
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    That, I'll agree with....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    The relevant word would be obsolescence....
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    Yes, possibly an unfair metric, the popularity of the series creates more opportunities for accidents, not all of which can be blamed on a dated design. I still don't find it reassuring....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Wikipedia reports 5.779 fatalities from all variants of the 737 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737#Accidents_and_incidents There is such a thing as hanging on to an old design too long. A clean sheet of paper redo of Boeing management culture, if attainable would be helpful....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Ironically, the controller's union was the only union that supported Reagan in 1980....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    It might be phrased as a mental health issue, affecting the privileged, not the homeless. If the privileged can learn a less hurtful way of having a sense of self worth than seeing the deprivation of others, a better world...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Nearly fifty years ago, a coworker who sometimes indulged in the "Herb superb" mentioned that the Richard Nixon wished to give the United States a new constitution for the bicentenial. Although it's now done by packing the courts, it doesn't...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Or possibly, be gnawed by doubt if they are still "The elect of Mammon" if number doesn't go up....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    I've read such stories, if sometime later you need a topic for a post, that might be a good one....
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    I used to make iced tea that way, lately I use a drip coffeemaker (That's never seen coffee) two teabags, pour into a two quart pitcher (Almost two liters) with a half cup of sugar, stir and allow to cool....
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    I've seen something different the last couple of years, a machine* that takes only something that appears to be a cross between a pod and a teabag and the water mostly boils away in the bottom of the machine, two...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    Beans grant the ability to comment on politics without thought... or one might refer to that property as a "Hail Drumph!"....
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    I could imagine an entity training an LLM on sources presorted so there's nothing to contradict their beliefs. Likely already happened....
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    AIUI, even with Nader, the deciding factor was the "Brooks Brothers riot" ending the Florida recount. In addition, Biden-Harris don't seem likely to pose a threat to freedom of religion, whatever wins the (Formerly) GOP nomination, not so much....
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    https://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2023/11/kissinger-is-dead-finally-something-good-has-happened-in-2023 This essay suggests the possibility of a larger number....
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    And, I presume, whoever is marketing this "BINANA"* would then receive the money the redundant personnel used to get. The difficulty I see is economies seem to work better with money in a lot of hands, it's like they want...
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    That last paragraph was especially nice. And why not a more diffuse "Cult of Mammon", so instead of hungry barbarians at the gates, most of the world is fellow travelers? Well fed taxpayers and customers?...
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    My error, meant to reply to Pigeon @729....
  • Commented on We're sorry we created the Torment Nexus
    All true, but "Leadership culture", from my perspective, discourages sensible courses of action, usually by damaging the career trajectories of sensible folk....
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    If memory serves, when Ford owned Volvo large front drive Fords were built on Volvo's platform and small Volvos were built on Ford's platform. Volvo retained the right to continue using small Ford designs after the sale to Geely. Both...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    R E Deer and COVID, what I think happens is a COVID victim will shed virus, which will be viable for a short time exposed to UV light, if a vulnerable organism is exposed to deer breath before the virus...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    There's been times when the refresh was slow, but not recently, possibly random, or Google* feels no enmity to OGH. On Google Fiber, a step up from AT&T, there's enough old neighbors that they felt there'd be no market for...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    Don't forget time off for good behavior....
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    I view the Jew bashing as cowardice, reducing the number of wealthy folks* who can afford sufficient lawyers as to make the miserable existence of the annoyance even more so. The petrochemical industry doesn't look to be at risk of...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    I work physical jobs, and have had managers who were suspicious if you didn't look careworn and miserable....
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