David L

David L

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    Has had repeated affairs - I don't intend to judge this morally, but from the national security standpoint of having a PM vulnerable to blackmail. How do you trust someone to tell the truth when they can pull of the...
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    She's far more concerned about challenges to Control Of The Party from her left to actually do anything about Trump. That's just the appearance. She actually is concerned about loosing the House again in 2020. The left of her "fight...
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    Periodically I wake up and start the day thinking: "DT Really? Maybe it was a dream" Sort of like Doc Brown when he was told that Ronald would be president in 1985....
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    they fear losing their jobs in a massive backlash/protest vote more than they fear the consequences of clinging to power at all costs. Welcome to the USA. R's are totally in on this just now. But D's practice it with...
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    and the people who insist on turning the radio/TV on first thing in the morning over breakfast and have no inkling of how much that makes people like me want to put a hammer through it? Different personality axis. I...
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    Or is the tendency to "dominate & control" so strong that it is preferred, even at the cost of a significant loss of productivity? There really are a large number of people who really prefer open office plans. They literally...
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    the women get a higher education and then just don't move back. Been happening with men for decades in the US. Why do you think small towns are in decline? The ones that are 20 to 50 miles from a...
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    Seen it a lot, been on that panel at SF conventions, took me ages to realize it was going on, now I try not to be part of the problem. Unfortunately the solution is to iterate that awareness four billion...
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    Any one hear of "The Brown Bag Test"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Paper_Bag_Test I first heard of this on an episode of the short lived[1] TV show in the US called "Frank's Place". Episode 6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank%27s_Place My daughters was asking me for ideas on...
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    Women on blogs. Some data points. When I was in my 3rd university year at an Engineering school in the mid 70s there were a bit over 900 students in all areas. There were 9 female students. (In other words...
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    waist line (nebulous Which was a point in the podcast. Clothing design in the US that will be made overseas has tax accountants, lawyers, and tariff wizards involved as much as fashion. No one in the pod cast was quite...
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    IS IT REALLY THAT LONG AGO? Ah, yep. Our 13" B&W TV had been dead for 9 month and on life support for a year or two before that. We 3 kids told our parents that they could get a...
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    I seem to feel the US and UK governments are in a "hold my beer" contest. From the Guardian. "a humble address to the Queen." "If passed, the address would say that if the new prime minister ignored a vote...
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    I don't think it's too bad as long as you're not sewing by hand. Still doesn't mean every one is as adept at it as your mom. Or has any interest in it whatsoever unless it is a requirement for...
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    The earlier comments about people making clothes had at least one reference to a mom making all/most of the clothes for a family. And the general thoughts of the comments seemed to be people should do more of that. But...
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    What about Jimmy Carter? He started as a peanut farmer (although I can't say which amount of physical labour he did himself). I don’t know how much physical farming he did either, but he certainly did plenty of physical labor...
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    I will not feed the troll. I will not feed... Ah, who am I kidding? ;-) I COULD be rude but Charlie doesn't approve. Why on earth are you bringing waist bands into a comment I made about how whether...
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    "Waistline" is fuzzy; "waist band" isn't. In my universe "waist band" is a term applied to things that cover you lower body....
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    The store orders home a hundred pieces, and sells, perhaps, 20 of those before fashion moving on forces it to discard the remainder. From what I've seen you're sort of right but got the numbers reversed. There is a semi-large...
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    and adding pockets adds complexity and fabric, which costs money That was the point. In the US for a long time now, (before DT got involved), most apparel makers (and anyone else who mostly imports) has tariff wizards on staff...
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    And the reason women's clothes don't normally have pockets is, of course, that the man who "owns"/"is responsible for" them carries the money. You should listen to the Marketplace (PRI radio network in the US) podcasts on tariffs from a...
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    Oh I know that well. Back 15 or so years ago when Columbia was in the middle of their internal war as best I could tell the drug cartels were using cyber malware to try and make money. I got...
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    On the mail server in my home that I'm gradually getting rid of I have lots of rules that block things that end with, well, most everything but the basics. I just did .it for Italy as I've not gotten...
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    As I have posted before, that would NOT have been considered artificial intelligence by the people who initiated the field and developed most of the techniques (in the 1960s and 1970s). So noticing that I'm looking at routes in an...
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    I fly from RDU in central NC. We also have an apartment just south of DFW in Texas. I fly from RDU to wherever I can then get to where I want to go for overseas. DFW if convenient for...
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    Using the C word in the US in any kind of work environment is very likely to get you fired. Or at a minimum get to visit with a counselor or prove you watched and answered questions about several hours...
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    Last time I travelled standby it was very stressful. ... Not worth the hassle, frankly. Worth it? Yep. I get to visit all kinds of places I'd never make it to without the benefit. Stressful. Well it requires an attitude....
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    2. It's *all* in the fuckin' M$ Cloud. I've already seen horror stories of trying to get your own stuff out of that cloud, down to your own system to back up. Nope. and Nope....
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    As a private person, I'd recommend using a .name domain. Most of the second wave dot domains are used by spammers. So any email from one of them automatically gets a higher SPAM score than the original .com, .net, etc......
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    Have my enquiries blocked my subequenbt ones, so, although I have not taken up any offers, the enquiries will have triggered a "taken" on the DNS, even though I have bought nothing? You've run into the problem and reason I...
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