Scott Sanford

Scott Sanford

  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    'If you do something that is probably safe, say only a 1% risk of an accident, does that seem reasonable?' ... 'What are your odds if you do it 1000 times? How about 10,000?' I've read that the sweet spot...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    "Sorry son, I didn't see you." That's a phrase that most bikers of any experience have heard at least once, if they survived the experience. Never mind bikers... My friend Lisa once had a low speed fender-bender in a parking...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Then you cain't see Oregon, Pigeon. 65MPH is the posted limit one mile from my suburb on I-205, and 10-15MPH faster is common in daylight hours. Yep. I drove that bit of I-5 about ten days ago, and that's during...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    ...anyone know where I could buy lego in bulk (3000+ pieces) cheaper? In France, no. But a few seconds on Google tells me you've got options. Also, there are people on ebay selling mixed bricks by the pound (half kilogram)...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    "Girl Genius", a steampunk themed graphic novel series, uses LOTS of bright colors. It certainly does! And even there the color palette is considerably subdued from many of the things Phil Foglio has done before; he's never been afraid of...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Steampunk cosplay has been described, not inaccurately, as "goths discover the colour brown". A few years back, before the plague, I was at a Steampunk convention and did not expect to surprise the cosplayers by pointing out this was technically...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Speaking of turning on MRIs, what is the world's helium supply like at the moment? Not as bad as we've occasionally feared. A few years back Youtube fellow Tom Scott did a video telling the world I visited the US...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    The Panama Canal Zone thing about John McCain... For those who've forgotten, it was a brief loophole in US citizenship law. To over-simplify: Congress had passed a law saying basically that children born in the US were citizens (as per...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    A lot (most? all?) of the bridges across the Willamette and Columbia rivers are going to go down, too. Which will be a major problem in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area... It's not a thing I expected to be drawing...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mf1975 Doesn't really tell you anything other than that the USGS has a map of earthquakes in Ohio. You can't actually view the map. Unacceptable! Try using this link to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ and you should see all the earthquakes (of magnitude...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    King Charles III as his first supernatural act invoked some sort of curse on Liz Truss, to make an example of her to future PMs as to why the PM does not order the king around. I thought Charles would...
  • Commented on I can't even
    I guess they were more worried about him opening ythe door and getting out while the car was in motion than us being trapped in a wreck. Been there, done that! When I was a teenager we had a black...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Even worse is the inability to say "DON'T route via the Ax from Y to Z" or "Make sure you turn LEFT onto the Ax". That's more important on my trike, of course, but it's fairly important with my car...
  • Commented on I can't even
    My understanding is that ICE police cars usually had some additional kit, security/safety and probably other stuff/capabilities built in. How is this transitioning wrt to EV? I can't speak for electric police vehicles (I haven't seen any yet) but as...
  • Commented on I can't even
    The one that annoys me most often is electric windows, which won't work unless the ignition is on. My car is wired this way, which has annoyed me more than once. Worse, the remote trunk release is wired this way,...
  • Commented on Upcoming blog outage
    Did you guys know that the Soviet Union made the best bread in history? People would wait in line for days to get a single piece! Coincidentally, I have been looking at Soviet hardware in the last 48 hours. The...
  • Commented on I can't even
    My family's first real test with my wife's new EV was a road trip in early July from our home in Silicon Valley to the Tonopah, Reno Westercon and back, via a side-trip each way to Reno... And a wonderful...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I shall be using "comfortable at Balmoral" as a euphemism from now on. Her condition is stable....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Shockingly on-topic at this point, Youtube bloke Lindybeige has made a video titled What made the Queen so good at her job?, wherein he holds forth on just that. It's 43 minutes long; if you like other Lindybeige videos you...
  • Commented on I can't even
    How difficult is it to stage a military coup? Asking for a friend... It's not trivial but there is an instruction book that's straightforward and easy to read....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    I wish I'd thought of this, but it was the author JM Guillen: "Without a queen to lay eggs, how will more British people be born?"...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Put it back beyond the range of the other guy's weapons and truck the fuel up to the front. Current reports out of Ukraine suggest that 200km behind the lines does not count as 'beyond the range of the other...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    I am Concerned that some troll farm in Moscow might hold the balance of power over the process that selects the UK's next Prime Minister. My immediate thought is that the demographics influencing the Conservative Party will be, in order...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    I'm over on DreamWidth which is fine for my low-volume blogging and fiction sharing needs but might not easily support the large threads we get here. It's rare to see the comments hit triple digits there, though that may be...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    ...today you don't need to know them. I learned how to sort a list, insert an item into a hash table and balance a red-black tree when I did my degree... To illustrate how true that all is, I'm going...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    ...in the context of why CBT isn't universally loved by people seeking help... Just so you know, I parsed that completely differently the first time I read it. Not that I disagreed with any part of what I thought you...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    If you grow up in a resource-rich country then everyone around you knows, and tells you, that the path to wealth and power lies in the resource extraction business. Get a job in that, and at the very least you...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    For real fun try having a trauma response to the voice therapists use. IME they can't not use that tone and manner of voice. Oh, that is a tricky one. You're right; they're definitely trained to take that approach and...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    They vaccinate troops against dogs? Like, just dogs in general or some specific disease? They vaccinate all the dogs, against whatever diseases dogs get vaccinated against (I never asked). This means that once a year every dog on the base...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    That reminded me of a rare SFW Oglaf cartoon, which dealt with one possible consequence of living without fear. Yes. Oh, yes. As Maximilian said: "You see, when a Marine and a bad idea love each other very much, sometimes...
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