David L

David L

  • Commented on Entanglements!
    Most "American" literature does not use idioms. I suspect that what you think of as typical "American" English is what many of us think of as TV English. It started with radio but TV really brought it out. The national...
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    I needed to restrict myself to mainstream American English, not so much because it was more widely known as because British English had several times the vocabulary and idiom. I find the "several times" comment a bit hard to understand....
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    Headline in one of the major North Carolina newspapers. "North Myrtle Beach sees spike in COVID-19 cases following unofficial shag dancing festival" Now this makes perfect sense around here as to what was going on and what happened at this...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Are you suggesting that it was a conspiracy of bureaucrats? Not my point. If you're a lawyer / law firm serving buinsess clients in their business dealings Brexit is going to generate a lot of revenue for you or your...
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    Who ... in general will profit from a Brexit crash 8, most importantly - HOW? Let's say it was all going swimmingly and everyone was expecting things to turn out "grand". The amount of paperwork, forms, agreements, etc... that would...
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    Biden seems smart enough and to have an ego that will let him retire in 4 years. And if it makes sense for political and/or medical reasons in 1 1/2 years....
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    I'm not sure McConnell has realized that if Biden announces Medicare for All he'll be creating a political third rail In some ways we're there. ACA (Obamacare) is polling at 60% or higher approval NOW. Which is why MMcC is...
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    Biden selling fly swatters when the debate was hardly over takes it. Sold out at 3:40 am EDT. https://store.joebiden.com/truth-over-flies-fly-swatter/ Any bets on them upping the order?...
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    I get to be giddy for another hour or two at the thought of all the election flyers I get to shred from here on out. For a decade or so I've started just piling them up just to...
  • Commented on Introducing a new guest blogger: Sheila Williams
    *shrug* My advice to anyone about technology is to not buy/do what the wizards says is best. Especially when they are giving out general advice. My advice is do/buy what makes you happy. To each their own....
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    Here in Canada we have the absurdist Rhinocerous Party. Is the name taken from the movie "Rhinoceros"? One of the weirdest movies I've ever seen. Way back around 77 a group of us in our early 20s went to see...
  • Commented on Introducing a new guest blogger: Sheila Williams
    Sign up for the free 15 day trial. Most of the time it gets faster after a while. One person local to me signed up recently. He expected it to take 2 weeks but it finished in 3 or 4...
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    OK. Some details about Backblaze (and most online/cloud backups) The basic backup is NOT an archive. So if something vanishes from the computer it will be purged from the backup system after some period of time. Typically 30 days or...
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    I haven't done his math but I would want figures that exclude everyone under voting age....
  • Commented on Introducing a new guest blogger: Sheila Williams
    As for Time Machine - ah, no successful backup for 40 days At $6/mo/machine for unlimited storage (that stays connected to the machine) I've become a Backblaze convert. And that gives you a 30 day history. You can pay more...
  • Commented on Introducing a new guest blogger: Sheila Williams
    in the 1930s ... circa 1948-53 Radio then TV Both removed reading time from the population....
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    so a lot of those people aren't there by choice. But at the same time... really? As to the White House staff, the US job market for hospitality positions is non existent just now. And may be this way for...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    At least the invasive blackberry provides fruit. My childhood memories of wild blackberries are about a wonderful taste and chiggers a day or few later. Oy veh....
  • Commented on Introducing a new guest blogger: Sheila Williams
    Came with 8Gb of RAM, upgraded by moi to 128Gb (Apple wanted about 5x as much for the DIMMs as OWC charged me) For anyone using Apple devices, if there's an upgrade possible, OWC sells it. And they have great...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    What would be really useful is a clickable map* showing this info by state so that we could see various options/situations/Electoral College voting rules & top-of-the-ballot-name deadlines at a glance - by state and by the country overall. Great idea....
  • Commented on Introducing a new guest blogger: Sheila Williams
    Apple wanted about 5x as much for the DIMMs as OWC charged me As a long time (way more than 10 years) fan of OWC I'm curious, do they market/sell into the European market or do you have to pretend...
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    and what about the many ballots that have already been cast? While it is not obvious, as far as the Presidential race you are really voting for a slate of electors, not the actual people running for office....
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    And then new ballots would need to be printed and distributed. The NYTimes and Washington Post both have some detailed articles on how things should happen and where the "holes" are located in the current set of laws. But print...
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    I wasn't able to tell whether there was a partition or not. Do you have a link which makes things clear? I tend to have various cable news on in the background when working. I looked up and saw a...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    It's a highly modified vehicle, so it might have a partition between the driver's area and the rear of the car, and separate air-conditioning systems. Maybe the limos. But the closeup views in the videos of the event shows...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    “The best way forwards to protect the NHS, save lives, to keep our children in school and the economy moving is to follow the rules wherever we live,” Johnson said. You think DT would accept the phone call if placed...
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    joyride. Got into the Presidential limo with a driver and either a medical or Secret Service person, and drove And now everyone involved gets to be quarantined for 14 days if they follow the rules....
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    I don't think they're the only school to do this, either, I live within 20 miles (as the crow flies) of UNC-CH, NCSU, and Duke. The first 2 and the rest of the UNC system was under pressure from the...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    It seems as though Biden & co have it in the bag You seem to be assuming a steady state for the next 30 days. Events of the last few weeks would imply that is a poor assumption. College (and...
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    would be to simply invoke the 25th Amendment, make VP Renfield the Acting President, and let El Cheeto get on with the business of dealing with the virus Well the provisions allows the Pres to say "Nope". And then...
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