Scott Sanford

Scott Sanford

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    I have to believe in parallel evolution - if only because it strains plausibility to imagine the Russians hearing about what the Puppies did to the Hugo Awards and saying, "We should try that on the US and Britain."...
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    That's not the gimp roundabout, that's just one that made me wonder what the designers were taking when they laid it out. What do you think of this one? Spacious and with decent lanes, but with lots of trees and...
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    Hadn't thought of the fire-station trick, though I've done that a couple of time at Police stations ... That reminds me of a situation which can now be avoided by prat-nav systems. Many years ago on a family trip my...
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    This has been going around my Facepalm feed today. I haven't been able to track down the original author. I’m not saying there wasn’t a democratic mandate for Brexit at the time. I’m just saying if I narrowly decided to...
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    I’m taller than average and most smaller cars position the central rear view mirror in a location that at times entirely occludes car-sized objects at a location in my field of view that frequently contains one, travelling toward me with...
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    ...once you get over all the empty space in the engine compartment around the tiny, tiny motor... Is the model offered with different engines? I'd rather hoped for that situation myself, remembering 1970s cars, back when I was thinking about...
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    Add "Fix a flat tire on the side of the road" to the list of things he should be able to do. To enhance my displeasure at my flat tire last month (as I've noted, literally after leaving my house...
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    The symptoms described were what you would get if there was a gas leak causing an explosion in a storeroom containing smoke alarms. But I like the explanation in #77 better :-) That was my response when I heard about...
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    “blaming Jeffrey Epstein's suicide on Hillary Clinton” I’m pretty sure it had bipartisan support. Two headlines sum up the whole thing. A serious editorial: Nobody Will Ever Believe the Official Story on This A humor site: America's Rich Perverts Unsure...
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    As it happens I do have a bath (with shower) … but the bathroom is tiny: it was hived off the original kitchen, so there's no window and it's ventilated solely by a fan. Drying clothing in there would therefore...
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    "I am not a member of any organized political party; I'm a Democrat." That was Will Rogers, in Mark Twain's day Republicans were... different. Yes, that was Will Rogers, in a book from 1935. (And how little has changed in...
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    I grew up in rural and suburban Red America. Yes, most of the people there despise the Acela Corridor. (Even though most of them have never been there.) The same folks hate California. It's full of liberals, isn't it? They...
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    My relatives - who are lovely people, but really quite unsympathetic towards the Midwest and really anyone in the 25%. They vote Democratic because they are wary of the KKK. I don't know what you mean by "the 25%" in...
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    On the one hand, when the National Guard showed up at the Democratic convention in Chicago in '68 - yes, I *was* there, with my first wife, what we did instead of a honeymoon - we were *all* glad. We...
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    I don't think the Ayatollahs of Iran would want to make it personal by sending a hit team after the President of the United States. The U.S. might retaliate in kind. Too late....
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    Everyone underestimates the effort involved in setting up a mortar position... Firstly, the mortar is about 35kg of kit; and each individual mortar round is about 4kg. Assuming you want a couple of minutes of firing, and the aim is...
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    Like many others of his generation he found a position in the National Guard that virtually guaranteed he wouldn't be sent to Vietnam... Dubya? Hell, that was my dad. During his hitch someone appeared on the nightly news complaining about...
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    Good idea, but you're kind of missing out the "formal state of war declared" phase of the operation. You're not wrong. The other part of this operation, which hopefully the grunts on the ground were briefed on beforehand, is to...
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    They may even have prepped teams to hit targets at some distance from Iran. Israel, France, the US and USSR/Russia have all been caught doing that stuff... there's a significant difference between defending your president against a lone nut with...
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    In brighter political news, I read that in a recent by-election Ukip was soundly defeated by the Monster Raving Loony Party, which admittedly would be my preference as well. Their winning platform stated in part: "We will send Noel Edmonds...
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    Tertiary outcome: the UK has a snap election, elects a Tory who decides to get into bed with BXP to gain a bare working majority, and we end up in Germany 1933 territory. At which point everything goes utterly nonlinear...
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    A friend of mine once wrote a Befunge compiler, that was also brilliant piece of work. Not very useful, mind you, but that wasn't the point. I love Befunge! Not only is it a wonderfully creative demonstration that software doesn't...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    What is racism anyway? Going by the excited rant I got last night after making a joke about racist tweets, racism is something different from whatever Donald Trump just did. Also, there's no such thing as racism. Also, calling people...
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    They replaced the water & sewer in my neighborhood last year. It was a major undertaking. Oy. Don't get me started. This began on my street a few weeks before NasFIC, so mid-June, and I told myself that one nice...
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    Well so far Roberts seems to be doing his best to keep the courts honest. He IS a hard core conservative. But he keeps doing things that piss off the right wing by refusing to create chaos in rulings the...
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    someone as a child couldn't believe that the people of Krypton would deny their world was exploding, but how looking at the comment section of any article on climate change now, it all makes sense... Not to mention the people...
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    Which is more likely - that nobody’s thought of it yet, or that nobody’s had to follow through? Surely someone somewhere cares enough about the Australian government to sabotage it... (Ob pop culture: "Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?"...
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    Actually, Corbyn is putting his beliefs first - though I agree that Labour is behind him only in the sense that half of them are trying to stab him in the back. Are the other half in front trying to...
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    You (and possibly the USN) appear to have re-invented the "Missile Gun Boat" at the lighter end of LCS, and the heavier end is heading into Destroyer. The USN has no need to reinvent the river monitor either. Although if...
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    Kids these days barely watch TV as we knew it: they're all over YouTube and on the net playing Fortnite (or was that last year already? I'm so old and slow …). Their idle time activities bear no relationship to...
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