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Kardashev

  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    "However, Australia is the closest other country to New Zealand." New Caledonia?...
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    Corey Doctorow has an interesting rant that resonates with some of the points made here: https://doctorow.medium.com/about-those-kill-switched-ukrainian-tractors-bc93f471b9c8 E.g., But selling farmers their own soil telemetry was only the beginning. Deere aggregates all the soil data from all the farms, all around...
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    backfilling Replenishing from an external source. Entity B uses up/exports stuff and Entity A provides equivalent replenishment stuff to B. E.g., Switzerland backfills antitank missiles to Slovakia to replace similar missiles Slovakia has sent to Ukraine...
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    drive them to the outhouse. Well that was a big typo. ICE house. I was wondering, but it is not for me to question the practices in other places. :-)...
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    "This is less commonly done for fitted carpets" Fitted carpets are conclusive proof of the existence Satanic works in the world....
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    To return to a topic from long ago, here's a SITREP on the Havana Syndrome. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2022/05/17/background-press-call-by-senior-administration-officials-on-new-cuba-policy/ Background Press Call By Senior Administration Officials On New Cuba Policy Via Teleconference (May 16, 2022) 6:36 P.M. EDT SNIPPETS Q: Thanks very much....
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    "Full-time servants existed..." One thing that somewhat surprised me when I started traveling in Latin America was that "maid's quarters" were a feature of many middle-class apartments. Tiny little sleeping room and bathroom, typically next to the laundry room. The...
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    Invoking the rule of past 300, (WP) "BERLIN — Sweden’s ruling party dropped the country’s historic military nonalignment on Sunday and agreed to join NATO, shortly after Finland’s leaders officially announced they would do the same." Russia launches an astoundingly...
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    "One response would be to welcome them with open arms then ship them off to refugee camps in the US until they can be taught useful skills and integrated into society." You speak of Texas. Has lots of mostly empty,...
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    I see that Justin Trudeau and Jill Biden are currently in Ukraine. Trudeau in Kyiv. Biden in Uzhhorod, within easy walking distance of Slovakia, a NATO/Article 5 party. Still, a significant presence....
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    Hmm. I see that Justin Trudeau and Jill Biden are currently in Ukraine. I wonder if they'll remain for a day or so....
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    ADS-B Exchange is showing a higher level of NATO air activity over Poland and Romania than I've seen before. Probably associated with nervousness about what the morrow may bring. Checking, sunrise tomorrow in Kiev is at 05:21 local (02:21 UTC,...
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    "If you want to go Bible hunting, I recommend looking at https://www.biblegateway.com/." Absoutely, that's my go-to source for alternate English texts and other languages. To make the point, here's the witches verse from Exodus as biblegateway has it from several...
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    " Even then, I think it is likely to be a slow process." Yes. One of the things that current events have revealed is that the Russian military is lacking in training and, critically, seasoned non-commissioned officers. Materiel replacement aside,...
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    The legal reasoning in Alito's draft opinion has deep, if abhorrent, roots More... https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a39918468/alito-draft-opinion-roe-citations/...
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    The legal reasoning in Alito's draft opinion has deep, if abhorrent, roots: https://www.propublica.org/article/abortion-roe-wade-alito-scotus-hale...
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    Back to Texas: https://www.tpr.org/bioscience-medicine/2022-05-05/if-roe-falls-how-would-states-regulate-mail-order-medication-abortion-look-to-texas Excerpts University of Texas at Austin reproductive law expert Elizabeth Sepper said current Texas law on this topic is instructive, since SB4 already bans medication abortion in Texas starting at seven weeks of pregnancy. It’s a...
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    : Vaguely interesting, perhaps indicative of how Hungary is playing the politics, is a fast round trip a Ukranian An-124 (UR-ZYD, Hex 5080B3) made from Burgas, Bulgaria to the logistics point at Rzeszow, Poland and back on May 4. On...
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    "They've chosen to ignore the first clause of the Amendment, but the MEANING of that clause has not changed." That's not unique in that statements of purpose, presumably meant to give guidance on how to interpret the laws they are...
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    "I've read that 50% of fertilized eggs never make it to term or implantation. Not sure which but still, a non trivial number." Yes, https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001488.htm Around half of all fertilized eggs die and are lost (aborted) spontaneously, usually before the...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_the_American_Civil_War The most common name for the American Civil War in modern American usage is simply "The Civil War". Although rarely used during the war, the term "War Between the States" became widespread afterward in the Southern United States. During...
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    If I might inject a new topic, what do y'all make of Nancy Pelosi's surprise visit with her all-Democratic CODEL to Ukraine and Poland? It strikes me that it might fence in the US actions going forward, particularly in regard...
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    "Authentication? Less intrusive than having a chip implanted in your hand…" Single/few use authentication would be my guess. Maybe for social and sporting events....
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    "literal bag man" TBF, I believe his actual job title was "Executive Assistant." Undoubtedly he performed other services when not carrying bags of money....
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    "$10K or more in deposits or withdrawals has to be reported to the IRS" Point of detail, but the reports go to FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in the Treasury Department. I'd guess IRS might get copies of at...
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    "A mechanism for safeguarding resources for other people - often minors or will beneficiaries or a charitable foundation." Such trust funds are common in the US. I looked into setting one up for the grandkids a couple of years ago...
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    "I repudiate this allegation!" The usual form is I abjure the allegation! Nay, I abnegate the alligator!...
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    Mister Putin. Overall, the arc of Russia's leadership has been bending downward. Иван Грозный​ Петр Великий Владимир Неумелый...
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    "The shutters on older buildings weren't just there for heat retention on cold evenings, they were an anti-burglar device. " Also anti-weather devices, aka "storm/hurricane shutters." All three applications are more or less compatible....
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    "And I utterly hate air conditioning." Us too. "As far as I am concerned, the only legitimate use for AC is to lower 110 F down to 90 F." There can be secondary considerations. In and around the Panama Canal,...
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