David L

David L

  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    American Airlines and I suspect all US based airlines and maybe most all of the majors world wide have a positive response policy before the plane takes off. A flight attendant asks if you are willing and able to assist...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    For added lulz, have the hotel alarms go off ... Note also that the rooms have sprinklers and it's high-rise concrete construction with fire doors and firewalls; unless it's a catastrophic fire (read: Grenfell Tower) you're probably safe staying in...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Most asbestos in buildings is best just left AIUI in the US (or most of it) asbestos that is confined or secured can be left alone. Only that which might become or is loose has to be removed....
  • Commented on Catching Up
    The result is that the public transport system is so good that I'm baffled as to why any Singaporean would even *want* a car. Usually you're at your destination before you could have even warmed a car up. I suspect...
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    This is what things look like after an insanely high economic commitment on Germanys part - the locked in tariffs for solar represents a flow of money that would have paid for replacing every single coal plant in Germany with...
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    Imagine what "Impeachment in Place" would look like as an unofficial policy and that's a much more probable outcome. I'm assuming by this you mean that Congress and the various mid to low level staffers do their best to ignore...
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    Hey everyone. Impeachment doesn't take out Trump. That's just tosses the ball to the Senate where 2/3s would have to agree to remove him from office....
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Sorry, but Trump *is* likely to be impeached, and for the first time, successfully. A Trump impeachment at this time would likely cost the R's the house. The 35%+ of support he has is almost 99.999% R and they will...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    That's why it was genuinely surprising to hear a Sempra VP say on the record that there's no technological reason they can't balance the load running with lots of renewables, and that furthermore they're planning to make money on it....
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    Pence ... He's lawyering up too, so that's not a good sign. This is just a practical matter. Anyone who's an employee of the White House really needs to have a lawyer at this point. And their own to boot....
  • Commented on Attention Conservation Notice
    Before what you want to do was outlawed / made against the rules, it was a major source of fraud against consumers....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    Recall for the moment that the average American citizen is more heavily armed than the average 3rd world army special ops unit, Ah, hmmm. Averages are not valid here. Times Square and NYC in general look more like London if...
  • Commented on PSA: The Delirium Brief
    Very old news in the US. His family had basically disowned him for years as a rich nut who was out of control. The government allowed them to fly out for their protection as the rest of the family actually...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Taking as given a ballot with 20 items on it, it would seem that the least hackable solution would be paper ballots with optical scanners, and the paper ballots being saved until all recounts had been completed. (And with the...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Washington Post click bait. Yes even the WP. And the story is now 1 1/2 months old....
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Not a valid comparison. To be valid you also have to check out the property taxes (if any) and payroll taxes and everything else that is required by the government. In total. Unemployment insurance. Health care. SSI/FICA in the US,...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    To say in a different way. Touch screen voting is just plain stupid. Especially with most ballots in the US. Basically they make the election a first beta release of software test. Each time. And the politicians don't get it....
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    Greg. Don't take this wrong as I'm using you as an example of how many(most) people deal with things. When it comes to your diesel car you sound like a climate change denier. Something for which there's a lot of...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    however the comment seemed to suggest that this was just one of those (uncontrollable) things as in If my comment is what you're referring to I wasn't saying it was uncontrollable. Just that you can do everything right and still...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    To the best of my knowledge, the USA is the only country that relies on voting machines that don't leave a paper trail. Not everywhere. Maybe not in most places. There are many of us with IT knowledge who know...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Thanks for that - it lead to a VERY interesting piece - which suggests that even many Repubs are utterly pissed-off with DT & his antics, & are thinking of using court orders/subpoenas to properly investigate DT's false claims. The...
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    A lifelong friend of mine who is a non-smoker, aged just over 60, has recently been diagnosed with emphysema. I would have thought that the people who inhabit this bit of cyberspace would have seen this. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-cancer-random-idUSKBN16U2JH Although there was...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons I've taken about 30 to 35 Lyft/Uber rides in the last 2 years. Mostly in 2 cities, one medium sized and one very large metro area. A few in various...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Nuts. Forgot that formatting tags here end with a paragraph. There are two paragraphs to the quoted text....
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Missed a "T" on that copy/paste. Anyway, impeachment will likely not happen unless DT shoots someone in the Oval Office in front of witnesses. Otherwise the hard core R's would vote out half or more of the R's in the...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    It's not that they aren't supported with bike lanes and other things that are starting to "drive" the motorize of us nuts... It's just that if there's a touching, the bike rider may wind up in ICU while the auto...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Totally wishful. Here's the details. A US President is above the law. Well not really but they have a lot of protection. The only way they can be removed from office for breaking the law is via the impeachment process....
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    In the event of a crash, bike riders of any type are many times more likely to die than car drivers, because they are the crumple zone. I have several friends who work in and around hospitals. One is a...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    So from my murky view from the western side of the big pond, as I understand things. France will have a new president by May 7, 2017 at the latest. This is way before Brexit really gets started. Ditto anything...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    This is most clearly visible in modern Fortran, which has pointers, but which are rarely used except for such uses. This tickled a memory from around 1975. There was a circuit analysis program that ran on IBM mainframes that was...
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