David L

David L

  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    I run Windows at work because my whole office relies on Outlook. Actually the latest hosted Outlook isn't too bad. And there are more and better details working via the web version than the installed software. Features show up daily...
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    There's a point if you get deeply into making stuff where where you become a sort-of Second-Stage Lensman, building or owning tools to make tools. So how man of you folks are still around. I'm fairly handy compared to most...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    From Wikipedia Two-thirds of the iron and steel produced in the US is made from recycled scrap https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_and_steel_industry_in_the_United_States These plants employ far fewer people than the integrated mills, and also don't require anyone working in mining. So expanding this to...
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    with far fewer people The key point of all of this. And a foundation to a lot of the reasons why DT won the election....
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    All I'm saying is the rest of the world spent the 50s and 60s building their industry. It took until the 60s and 70s for the effects to really hit the US economy. Growth in the US and the world...
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    Why can't everybody just ... I know the answer: because that's the way they do it. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. More so because they just WILL NOT DO IT. Put a comprehensive note I...
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    *everything* can save as .doc or .docx. (WP is even still alive...). Have you tried LibreOffice? As has been noted by CS and many of us realize, if you need to exchange change tracking meta data and other things Word...
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    You missed the sarcasm. Those are both units of measurement which have different values as you move between countries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton...
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    The great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from Hmmmm. How much weight is a ton? How much volume is a gallon?...
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    Decline in the US started about the middle 50s. When the rest of the world decided it was better to make their own stuff instead of buying it from the US. It just took a while for the rest of...
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    Pretty much everything made nowadays uses metric coarse fasteners (except in America...) Nope. We have metric things all over everywhere. But don't tell the politicians. Of course it makes the nuts and bolts section of your local hardware store twice...
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    you'll have to convince the plumbers to use your new standard first. Ah, indoor pipe standards in the US. Back about 100 years ago some folks came up with various pipe sizes. 1", 3/4", 1/2", etc... Great. These were the...
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    Hell, that's true of other MS products This is not just a MS problem. It is an industry wide problems. I've worked on IT standards for data exchange in the past and deal with it in the architecture/construction industry now....
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    "dumb as a fencepost" There are a lot around. One a family friend was big on in the 60s was "dumb as a box of rocks"....
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    The obvious answer is: "You're not working with an 8GB i7 with SSD? Why not? We all do." SSD speeds and gobs of ram cover over all kinds of poor programming crud....
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    rubbish tools Once an industry that passes things around between various companies gets something that works they are loath to change. Known rubbish seems to almost always trump different. Different might fail at some point and the knowledge of how...
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    Sounds to me like you need some excitement in your life. Sign up for the fast release cycle of Word. :) You'll get new releases every week or so with features and bits that may not be fully tested or...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    So he's actually pre-disposed to give conservativism a real hard push — and not the wimpy liberal 20th century "lets roll back the new deal" variety, or William Buckley, but the full Charles the First/Louis the Sixteenth strain of toxic...
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    Trump's recent press conference surprised me when he remarked that Big Pharma has gotten away with murder. They have and everybody knows it, but I didn't expect him to be the one to say it. What many people in the...
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    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/sep/29/peak-salt-is-the-desalination-dream-over-for-the-gulf-states...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    The real trick is to find a place where you can get the fresh water to shore in vast quantities and also have enough ocean currents nearby that you aren't making your inputs too salty to use....
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    A milestone. Love it or hate it or the company it DID change the world. The iPhone just turned 10 years old....
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    You just likely add your own bit mark. Pure gold is definitely that soft. (From what I've read.)...
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    I strongly suspect that surface tension effects and atmospheric pressure might affect the outcome. But I'm way past my know knowledge at this point. I just remember that dealing with very small amounts of water way back when in various...
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    Weight it, then put in a bath of water & see how much it displaces Based on the earlier density numbers you're talking a difference that you need to measure of 0.166%. Hard to do with direct observation of water...
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    so any attempt to change the structure leads to hordes of angry people who feel it's communism somehow. Interestingly I've read where advisers to FDR said he set it up that way for just this reason....
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    but as you just demonstrated, it's frighteningly easy to do by accident. Don't commit life-cycle analytics without a spreadsheet. You will be very badly wrong. What I started my comment with was: But I have to wonder I would like...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    Oh, well. Just talked to wife and she can't make it work where she is. Never mind....
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    I have to decide in 30 minutes to get on the plane or not.[1] My wife would then meet me there. I'm open to most anything but the London weather looks a bit hazy and cool. Normal sites I know...
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    Past 300 so I think I'm OK to ask. If I wind up in London tomorrow with Saturday afternoon and evening free, is there anything special worth finding? I've never been to London....
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