Troutwaxer

Troutwaxer

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    Absolutely not!...
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    Except, correct me if I'm wrong, this goes back even further than Thatcher, as I recall reading about government decisions about "who will get sold to who" going back as far as the aftermath of WWII....
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    Nope. Certain dates ending in "00" aren't leap years. The problem is that a year is very approximately (and not exactly) 365 1/4 days. The "not exactly" part is why every once in awhile you need to skip a leap...
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    "Oh look, someone's in trouble, let's take advantage!" is not a good long-term policy, because it will eventually turn around and kick you in the ass!...
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    That's what they say now... and it might be true, but a "what do you want to do with this badly formatted date" dialogue would have been much better!...
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    It strikes me that as much as losing it's Colonies, this is responsible for the destruction of the British economy. It took me awhile to see it, just because it's very much counter to any idea I've ever had of...
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    Just don't ever accept squat-loos in an exchange... It's not hard, you merely need to calculate the recycling value of a metal coffee-can and plastic bag in quatloos, at which point you can compute the exchange rate. Simplicity itself!...
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    That's appalling. There's a fairly simple set of rules for calculating leap years....
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    Do you mean it was just a hard coded list of leap years ending with 1992? I am not a programmer, but even I could write a simple leap year algorithm. It might be harder than you think! https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/troubleshoot/excel/wrongly-assumes-1900-is-leap-year...
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    Agreed completely. My other fantasy is that someone makes service on both sides of the system a requirement rather than merely a good idea, but I don't have any expectations that it will happen....
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    A good short cut might be to avoid voting for any judge who doesn't have experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney....
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    Quoting from Dr. Strangelove is its own snark tag....
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    "If you didn't understand that Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb was a very serious film you missed the whole point." John, how can you possibly imagine that I'm that fucking stooooopid? I've...
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    Sigh. See multiple notes above about Dr. Strangelove. (Hint: that was a line by the over-eager Airforce general who was almost certainly a parody of Curtis Lemay!)...
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    Yeah. I'll hold my nose and vote for the dude. Of course, I'm in California, so if I really hate the VP I might vote for someone else just to tell the Lamo-crats to fuck themselves. California is heavily Democratic...
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    "Their ancestors were force converted to Judaism by a Czar..." I'd also like a cite on this one....
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    But you reacted to it above as if you were making a serious reply... oh well. The weird thing about Dr. Strangelove is that a lot of younger people, those raised after the Berlin Wall fell, don't get the movie....
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    "Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed, but I do say no more than 10 to 20 million killed, tops! Uh, depending on the breaks." Except going toe to toe with 2020's France (or even the...
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    "No more than 20-30 million tops... depending on the breaks!"...
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    Then you just save the file as an RTF, which works with pretty much everything....
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    It's also worth noting that the Democratic Party controls a shitload of money, gobs of information, and the capability to either have a locally or nationally important person endorse you or not. And also that they're shit-stupid when it comes...
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    I'm 300-plus pages into a novel on LibreOffice and having remarkably little trouble. I'd strongly suggest it unless, like OGH, you need to be perfectly matched with some publisher's workflow. If you need to share work it will output, without...
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    I just looked up the ALTER command, (I was a little too late for COBOL) and firing and defenestration together aren't nearly enough!...
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    At some point I want to see a conversation on the bridge of a Star Trek style starship, with the Spock-alike being asked, "What language is your ship's computer programmed in?" "Intercal, of course. What else would we use?"...
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    *Laughs* I kinda like it....
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    I don't recall writing that blood thinners weren't dangerous. I said that they "are more stable now." I also noted that they should only be taken in a hospital, or when monitoring through a home-health agency is available. But yes,...
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    I don't think that's entirely correct. Once they'd passed laws against slavery, the British (particularly their navy) did a great deal of work to make sure that slavery wasn't practiced anywhere. There may have been an element of hypocrisy (they...
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    Let's just say you'd be surprised at how many American Liberals are "tooled up" or have the ability to be "tooled up" quickly and leave it at that....
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    The problem is that they don't have a single, fucking, solitary clue about the actual demographics of the U.S. If, at some point they manage to arrange the country as they'd like it they'll find themselves in a civil war...
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    I've also coached, and I can safely say that sports culture in the U.S. is completely different than what you're describing - and I'm very sorry you had to go through that!...
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