David L

David L

  • Commented on I can't keep up
    You're talking about people from a culture where many wear face masks on a daily basis....
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    Then you get to factor in what did the various governments consider as a live birth. I read years ago that the USSR didn't record someone as being born until 7 days after the biological process took place. And that...
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    Cloudflare is an Internet performance enhancement company. You, the visitor, don't pick and choose to use them. A site picks them to enhance their operations. Or not. :)...
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    if you google I-5 Williams underwater, you'll get some neat videos of how bad the Sacramento Valley is right now. Actually if you do this then select images you get a huge collection of pics of Esther underwater. :)...
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    We've got 60.25" of rain this season at Big Sur south of San Francisco, with resulting semi-catastrophic damage (not that it's easy to tell the difference in that area). That gets reported in the Guardian, not so much in the...
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    I'd rather not be flying with people carrying these things. http://blog.tsa.gov/2017/02/tsa-week-in-review-feb-6th-12th.html...
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    Every check point I've been through for several years now has a self serve kiosk where you can mail things. Not cheap but an option. And I've been offered the option to back out and deal with "it" or throw...
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    As someone who has to deal with this as a sole proprietor there are all kinds of valid reasons to setup a LLC/LLP. Your sound bite ignores all of this. To change this you'd need to totally change the legal...
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    My preferred solution for human-owned works ... And for corporate copyrights In thinking about this I realized that for many people in the US they will be producing under an LLP or LLC. Cost with a lawyer doing it right...
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    life, plus ten years, with an option for the heirs of the estate to renew the author's copyright (on all works) for another decade repeatedly Not to start an argument or disagree (I tend to totally agree with your...
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    Since you have visited the US a lot and may in the future have you ever considered this: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/international-arrangements/registered-traveller/citizens-united-kingdom...
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    Sure. Sitting in waiting chairs then airplane seats for an hour or few like that might remove that fun....
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    He may not be watching even them anymore. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/19/fox-news-anchor-chris-wallace-warns-viewers-trump-crossed-the-line-in-latest-attack-on-media/ and http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/02/16/shepard-smith-slams-president-trump/98023272/...
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    I was really thinking of someone coming into the US with a US diplomatic passport and bag. Customs demanding access to that would raise a stink so fast .......
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    I never said it didn't happen. Just that it is "normal" and has been for over a decade. It likely predates 9/11. Basically since "mortals" started carrying laptops and such out and back into the country. The only way around...
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    Maybe some person or few at JPL is upset but the agency in general, I really doubt it. I know people[1] who work for such places and trust me they know the drills. [1]When you go out and buy a...
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    About who gets stopped at the border - I can't remember if this has been discussed, but there was just in the last week or so an incident where a NASA employee, from JPL was coming back from South America,...
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    Word of the day: kakistrocracy...
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    I wonder if this is directed at the situation when US customs is operating in Canada. For those who don't know US Customs operates in the airports at Toronto and Vancouver and likely a few places. If headed for the...
  • Commented on A Surfeit of Emeralds: Healthcare in the Middle Ages
    I think you're cutting too narrow a path. The Inquisition made the Protestants look like amateurs....
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Apparently, sales of The Handmaid's Tale are soaring. And it would have NOTHING to do with the trailers running on TV for the movie coming out. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5834204/?ref_=nv_sr_1...
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    or there may be other problems that would introduce. Ya think? My wife went to Israel last year. They didn't stamp her passport as the stamp would have blocked her from entering almost any other country in the area. I...
  • Commented on A Surfeit of Emeralds: Healthcare in the Middle Ages
    ST was always taking most of its subplots, character development, etc.. more from the year a show was made rather than the time it was supposedly set in. Mini skirts in the 60s. Big hair in the 80s. Just two...
  • Commented on A Surfeit of Emeralds: Healthcare in the Middle Ages
    Still on numeracy & medicine: both ancient China and India had good understanding and respect for maths and conducted regular censuses. So, did either society incorporate math into its medicine, public health? I have to wonder how much could be...
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    discussing this situation with a number of medical friends of mine convinces me that a large part of modern surgery is effectively just carpentry with expensive tools and very expensive nails. For bone surgery, I'd agree. For others, not really....
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    We know that a century in the future, novelists will write about medicine of our day, making sure to mention stuff which we think of as normal and which future readers will think of the same way as we think...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    I note that Bewitched ran on Saturday morning TV in the UK in the 1970s. I remember it. However, my impression is that our resident performance artist is somewhat younger than I am. It's a meme that's been in use...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    because otherwise EU/Greece just provides a lesson in what lies ahead in the US/UK if their markets become closed systems. I see both the UK and US becoming more closed vs. open markets because of the rhetoric and with the...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    That clause in the constitution has, in the past, been used to deny "churches of religion" the hire of state fairgrounds. When challenged those only hold up if the restrictions are about other things. Like size of people, disruption of...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    the Trumpsters just exempt churches but nobody else from the politics ban Isn't that rather unconstitutional? "Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion" and all that. Again. This is an issue with the tax code. Treading close...
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