Tim H.

Tim H.

  • Commented on Story time!
    I remember listening to a radio interview of a social anarchist who claimed to have bought several talking Barbies and G I Joes, exchanged the voice modules, repackaged them and returned them, in time to be Christmas gifts. I...
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    Interestingly, the "Hostile takeover of Democracy" seems limited to making another New Deal impossible in The United States* , little or no thought seems to have been invested in electing somewhat competent conservatives who might promote trade, rather than...
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    I'm assuming Trump had a momentary remission of his unfortunate rectal-cerebral inversion....
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    I thought of the one who can only be appeased by hot dip galvanizing unibodies entirely, the entity that made otherwise decent cars crumble......
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    Let's hope that isn't drawn in North America, the result might seem... insensitive....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I carry an old Black Sabbath CD in my vehicle, so in the event NPR discusses Trump, or worse, replays his voice, I can listen to something less batty, like "War Pigs"....
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    IMHO, Bolton's problem seems to be not figuring out that "Bomb, bomb Iran" was a darkly amusing parody which should've been forgotten 38 years ago, not a guide to 21st century policy....
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    Another angle on an Iranian action, the capabilities and limitations of The United States will be clearly demonstrated to people we might rather were kept guessing, which I expect to become a bullet point in a future sales presentation...
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    It's the small business owners who're confused, voting against their immediate interests, which would be better served by a progressive agenda, in favor of a fantasy that, as business owners, they are served* by policies crafted for immense wealth....
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    But there's heresy in the temple of Mammon, some of the worshipers will even refuse to take money from willing customers who they find unpleasant, falling short of the true devotion. I expect a schism in the Mammonites, between...
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    Simple, good people find whatever's positive in their beliefs, and live it. Those who aren't so good, find the bits that resonate with their personalities, IOW,they'd be assholes in any, or no religion....
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    On the "Convertible Smartphone" thing, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple released an iPhone dock that connected to a keyboard, mouse & monitor and behaved in a very Mac-like way when docked. Microsoft had a good try at it,...
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    A home recycler to convert waste into feedstock for a 3D food printer would be a desirable thing....
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    I remember reading about that guy in "Whole Earth Review" back in the eighties, thanks for the links. Also fun to see an older generation of bike parts, like the Sun Tour V-GT derailleur, whose method of keeping the...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Works the same way with ultrapremium ice cream, they'll call a pint four servings so that the fat content doesn't shock you....
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    More likely you had a standard rim and they attempted to use a Schwinn sized tire. The old Schwinn rims were a larger diameter and standard tires would not work. By the early 80s Schwinn was moving production out...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Bicycles still have critical dimensions in inches here and there, mainly in the bearings, cogs, sprockets and chain, though almost everything else is metric. One of the more irritating metric things was French bicycles of a certain age had...
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    The Sears catalog listed Whitworth tools back then. If only they would've put their catalogs on line......
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    As I remember, the loudest opposition to "Metrification" was from the construction industry, who AFAIK didn't want to buy new tape measures. I wouldn't have minded. If one needed hand tools designated in fractions of inches in the US,...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Yesterday the last of Doolittle's Raiders passed away. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/04/09/a-legend-passes-dick-cole-last-of-the-doolittle-raiders-dies-at-103/ Such news items likely contribute to the boldness of fascists, Allied WW2 vets in their prime might've react negatively to them....
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    Any guesses as to when they begin forgetting sheets belong on beds?...
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    Some years ago Homeland (Reich?) Security set out requirements for State drivers licenses and several States were slow in complying*, only the coming ban on air travel for holders of the old identification prompted grudging compliance. My next renewal...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Seem to remember a fake commercial from "The National Lampoon Radio Hour" for "Axxon, at the sign of the double cross". Also remember that Niven & Pournelle dreamed up something special in "Inferno" for individuals who set aside ethics...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Understandable, but the Dixiecrats were bad enough, filibustering anti-lynching laws. Also find it annoying when I hear folks praising the late Barry Goldwater, who opened the door for that match made in Hell. BTW, would it be over the...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Not just those reactionaries, you've also got the "Team GOP" types who don't really care that the party has been possessed by "Dixiecrats" and insist it's still Lincoln's party....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    And so will the other members of their club, which they'll brag about over drinks, when they're not complaining about declining sales, wishing the "Remuneration Fairy" would bless their customers, and seldom connect the dots....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    White supremacy seems to me more of a symptom, an ugly, gangrenous wonderments from "Creative" destruction's collateral damage, though they've got the destruction part down cold. The .01% has been waging a propaganda war on just about anyone who...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    If that spilled over into Americans with "NAZI-ish" beliefs, it could be more folks than the capacity of the ditch. Would likely have to include those who wish Jefferson Davis had won, hope to (Expletive) that can be avoided,...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Causing Neo-NAZIs to jump in a river doesn't seem too over the top, though dropping them from a great height in a Ford Pinto (Like a Cortina, but tinnier.) might be (Blues Brothers reference.)....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Might it be amusing to bring a glass box with an attached blower to Mars, add some of what passes for dirt there with polar ice, seal it, turn on the blower to pressurize to Terran levels and watch...
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