David L

David L

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    I have a sister in law who lives in Bend. Very different climate from the coast. Plus they have a volcano as back yard scenery....
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    Stuff the citizens US of A will have trouble beating this .. Naw. Just look around. I just read an interesting click bait article yesterday on the Cincinnati subway system. Construction started about 100 years ago....
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    Anyway, question for those who know this stuff; why don't we hear more about carbon isotope ratios (C14 vs C13/C12) being used to enhance models with information about the ratio between about fossil and non-fossil (livestock, agriculture) methane sources? I'm...
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    Some of the houses could convert some rooms in their bottom floor into a shop. I'm quite curious about this in a US context. There's a very common pattern where over time (50 years?) mom&pop specialist shops turn into fewer...
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    This story is huge and is largely barely getting traction. Just how much is it being ignored? I hear about it several times a week. I'm in the US....
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    ... separated by a common language... Of the fair number of relatively low-level CEOs and aspirant ministers I have met Makes sense with either use of the term. :)...
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    Of the fair number of relatively low-level CEOs and aspirant ministers I have met, Not sure of the UK but in the US a minister of a non what we call mainline church has a chance to become a well...
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    She knows that being caught doing those things will result in her being yelled at and will stop doing them if I catch sight of her at it. What she won't learn, and the same trait is evident in...
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    If Greater LA is that size Oxnard down to San Clemente is about 50 - 60 miles. Plus it extends way inland. Assuming you don't count San Diego as a part of the basin. Or 80-95km....
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    I appreciate you are probbaly joking, but have you tried training cats to do things, especially repetitive things? I trained the cats my wife brought to the marriage to sit for a treat. Just to prove to her that it...
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    Actually, and seriously, animals genetically engineered to be both intelligent and capable of manipulation (*) would be the ideal replacement for the robots that AI has, despite 60 years of trying, failed to deliver. Animals have a lot of motivational...
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    I was only talking about his level of intelligence. Nothing more....
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    Regarding Cruz .... But he keeps getting elected He's only won one election as far as I know. Have you read anything factual about him?...
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    Did you look up his education? From Wikipedia: Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy[32] from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992.[5][33] While at Princeton, he competed...
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    And, of course, you will get an up-close view of the US "Primaries", dleightful. Not really. Unless you in or next to a primary state it's all just news. You can watch Fox, MSNBC, and CNN over there I suspect...
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    According to this statistic, most boomers were born after 1952 in the US. In many ways I'm considered the middle of the boom. Born in 1954. In my school system and many others around the country we were the biggest...
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    Your definition of boomer is wrong; the baby boom happened in 1945, Ahem. Minor point. It typically takes 9 months. So the boom started in 1946....
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    Cruz: he's Grandpa Munster's clueless, evil, younger brother. Clueless. No way. I'm in no way shape or form a fan but Cruz is very smart. Look up his education. He may be the smartest candidate in a long time. My...
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    Seen sniffer dogs at London rail termini, was told not to make friends with very waggy Spaniel as "I would confuse it" I think the word "distract" would be a better description of why they want you to leave them...
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    It just seem a bit strange that I must have ready identification for my car or motorcycle, including internal parts like the engine (despite the fact that you can build either yourself) but not for ammo. Tax registration and tracking....
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    Work out how dogs know (without visuals) that your car pulling up into the drive isn't a trigger of 'stranger danger' before olfactory recognition is enabled. Sound. They recognize the differences between different cars. I got to watch this in...
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    Most medical radioisotopes are unimportant, because they have very short half lives. A few are more of an issue. My point was that putting reactors in hospitals due to their expertise at handling nuclear things may not be based on...
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    ... nuclear power ... I think mass production of the small gas-turbine reactor designs, the down-to-single-digits MW ones, could do with some funding. Stick them in hospitals (which already have to handle radioactive materials) as backup power and see how...
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    ... blackberry... They spring up in isolated instances in unattended corners everywhere, in people's gardens, around lamp posts, etc. Around here they seem to spread via bird poop. Which means they sprout around light poles, fences and such. Real tasty...
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    Be honest now, and fight properly. I'll only have one arm tied behind my back. You seem to assume I'm interested in the fight. This is just a break from laying down a new kitchen floor. The later means so...
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    Plus, you've no idea about the amount of container ships full of oil just circling your seaboard at this point in time, or the Saudi $80 billion or so short fall. Why would you think I don't? Not that I...
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    I'm looking forward to being enlightened. WWI was caused by dozens of factors all coming together at once. Oil was just one of them. The industrial revolution. Better education. Communications. Factory vs. farm work. And so on. And those in...
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    It sounds to me like we're getting into transatlantic cultural variations here. Girls discouraged from eating meat, yogurt as girl food, girls not offered second portions - all those are things that make me pull strange faces, as I don't...
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    If you are just wearing shorts in summer and fall into a patch of nettles the next hour or two will not be pleasant. Fairly harmless though. Is nettles a general description or a specific plant. In the much of...
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    Yep: I couldn't believe my eyes the first time I saw an American freight train, carrying 40 foot container units -- stacked atop one another, 24 feet high! ... giant diesel-electric prime movers with dozens of miles to speed up/slow...
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