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  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    We were mostly looking at product liability, and what stuck in my memory was the temperature — and how if MacDonald's coffee was hot enough to make them liable, then everyone who served a guest a cup of coffee at...
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    Well, it looks like at least one sexual harasser of teen-age girls has got his comeuppance. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in the Alabama special Senate election....
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    See "The Stella Awards" for egregious examples. Didn't know about that site. Thanks. I remember studying the original Stella case briefly while taking a class in liability law. What puzzled the engineers in the room was that most home coffee...
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    Like in a place known for a while as Burma? I always enjoyed their signs when my family traveled when I was a child...
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    "6. I don't know exactly how it still fares, but before the recession US high school kids had a habit of taking after school jobs at around 16 years old. I can't find it now, but before the recession, Republicans...
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    whitroth @ 48:Oh, yeah? I have t-bird set to read email as PLAIN TEXT. Only if I get one from someone I know is for real, and care to bother to see what all's there, do I view->message->original html, then...
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    So, about 1% of US banks failed. Any idea what the $ share was? No idea. If you google "how many U.S.banks have failed this year" you should come up with the same FDIC web-page I found that listed the...
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    Um, sorry, no. Was WWII, or, for that matter, WWI about religion? The US Civil War?) Ultimately, yes, yes and yes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfHLYIms97A...
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    CyberSheeps™ are PVLs (productive virtual livestock), applying easy to understand farming meta-metaphors to the underlying mathematical models and complex calculations (Too difficult; don't bother). Is that anything like the Enron cow?...
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    If access to the law is proportional to how rich you are, the idea that everyone is equal before the law is fucked six ways from Sunday. Now you know why the US has higher incarceration rates than most of...
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    Banks lend more than they've got in reserve from savings, but they're limited by law and regulation to lending up to a multiple of that reserve. Bad Things happened when they lent based on imaginative and esoteric valuations of holdings...
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    Based on your comment your house then appears to have been built in the later 30s or early 40s. In that time period they got built with whatever lumber sizes were available. (Depression then war rationing.) Maybe what was left...
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    I also "could easily be wrong"... but. For me "spirituality" is the belief that something beyond the the measure of our 5 senses may exist; that we are more than just a body eating, defecating and reproducing for a nominal...
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    "Now, if you're coming from a place where you had a massively negative experience with some religion" ... Not with just "some religion", but with practitioners from several religions. Doesn't even count Daesh & the like who want to kill...
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    I think it's important to distinguish between *organized* religion and *religious belief", as they're two very different things. Add "organized" to your statement and I have considerably more sympathy for that perspective. I will grant there is a difference between...
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    That's because you don't understand religion. I understand it well enough to know religion is the root of all evil, including those religions that worship money & power as their gods....
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    “Not a historian, but seriously, war's the stupidest, most ineffective, wasteful and uneconomical idea HSS has ever come up with.” NO That's Religion. I can't think of a war that doesn't ultimately trace back to religion....
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    Or, for that matter, the rallying of the christian fundies around Roy Moore in the USSA. Everyone was mad at the Roman Catholic Church for not reining in their child molesting priests, but the problem there wasn't anyway near as...
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    Cookies are so last century. Most tracking like Charlie was describing doesn't require cookies. They match you via geo location, screen size, browser version and options, CPU details, etc... Whenever a web site asks if I'd like to share my...
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    While this horse isn't dead it has certainly be beaten around here. They HAVE been discussed so much that I tend to think about his windows when I'm looking at older houses/buildings or when my wider neighborhood goes off about...
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    So, let's see the rhyme you've written, to be read while burning a paper doll with the others on 7 Nov.... (My manager is an ex-pat, and has a Guy Fawkes' Day party every year on the Sat nearest....) Isn't...
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    What about the other part? Can victim's families sue for damages?...
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    I've had to turn noscript off, I hat the new interface so much. WTF was wrong with the bloody context menu for god's sake? It appears to my amateur eye like the new style is for scripts to be nested,...
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    I had another thought kind of tangent to the "who is more free UK or U.S." I read a bit of "true crime" along with my voracious Sci-Fi habit. If you have A LOT OF MONEY you're more likely to...
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    The GOP's original base were middle-class, wealth. After WWII, when civil rights started coming in, what were known as the Dixiecrats got strong (remember, it was Republican President Eisenhower who sent in the troops to enforce desegregation). Then came the...
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    I just came across ... This fascinating noticeboard discussion Comparing supposed & real "freedom" in the US & UK. I didn't read them all, but I noticed there were few responses from the U.S. One thing I thought posters repeatedly...
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    This just in ... http://fortune.com/2017/12/07/nicehash-bitcoin-hack-cryptocurrency/...
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    I too was used to having the dipswitch on the floor and disapproved of it being moved to a stalk. But the stalk thing that really seems to catch people out is French headlights for people who aren't French. If...
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    Heinlein was complex. ... My take on everything he wrote between Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Friday is that I blame it on the blood clots, and the other illnesses. Starting with "The Number of the Beast", it seems...
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    For me, if it's a choice between anything and a tree rat, that tree rat is history. (Yes, I have a Thing against them.) It's not always a tree rat. I once saw a bull Elk take out a Volvo...
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