RockyTom

RockyTom

  • Commented on No comment necessary
    JBS, I had a tooth with a root canal and a crown (2nd molar) that split and gave me pain that ricocheted arounnd my mouth for a week before it finally settled in the tooth that had the problem. When...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    In 1999, we were running 3 headless NT servers that worked fine if you rebooted them every Sunday. If you didn't they started giving odd results the next Wednesday. Needless to say, this was discovered by trial and error....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    JBS, Do you shred the pressure sensitive duplicate check (and other forms) paper along with the plain white and then make it into logs to burn? Or do you only make logs out of non-chemically treated paper?...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Do you find that your sandy soil requires continued applications of organic material because it doesn't last long in the sand? Living 800 feet downslope from an eroding sandstone cliff, I have that problem. My tomatoes and peppers are in...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    @David L: 1581 When I worked there, the scuttlebutt was that plane ownership wasn't transferred on the ground. The transaction was completed in the air over international waters to reduce the tax consequences of the sale. I have no concrete...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    JBS @ 316: If you install VirtualBox on Windows and create a VM using your choice of Linux distro, you can have FireFox and Chromium and maybe other browsers. If you don't share host directories, your VM is, in theory,...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    David L @ 187: You might try using multiple browsers. Since each one has separate cookies and counters, you may find that you can read your WaPo limit in each one. I currently have Chrome, Firefox and Vivaldi installed on...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    JBS @ 1192, David L @ 1187 In addition the train itself, the mountains to the east of the Animas River are some of the most spectacular in Colorado. In addition to being able to ride from Durango to Silverton...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Mark Esper 804, 808, 813: Mark Esper did have a letter written to him by someone who was resigning and asked him what Trump would have to do to force him to object to be faithful to his oath. You...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Greg, Two things are relevant here. First, Trump isn't very good at organization and at thinking ahead. And he needs to be in control. The Trump "Organization" is called that because there is no Trump Corp. As I understand it,...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    There's an interesting discussion of the your question here: https://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2020/Pres/Maps/Apr11.html#item-1 . Commentary on this website is written by Dr. Andrew Tannenbaum of Minix fame, and Christopher Bates, an American History lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona. They do commentary on news...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Elderly Cynic @ 541: I would be not be surprised to if the association between nearness to mobile telephone masts and poor population health in the UK also inversely correlates with income and local political power. It wouldn't be surprising...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    _Moz_ Congratulations. Your characterization of my "dismissals" as "Trumpian" balances out the name calling I get in other places that suggests that I'm a Chinese Communist lover, a communist, a socialist or an "extremeleftist" where extreme and leftist seem to...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Dave P @ 450: All that you listed and any hypothetical one in the future. Maybe not about everything, but certainly about stuff that show the US gummint in a bad light. David L @ 452: and _Moz_ @ 454:...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    @_Moz_ :425 Did you realize that your first source is entirely owned by the Chinese government? This is certainly possible, but I wouldn't give it any more credibility than I give to US government news outlets. The second source is...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Sometimes, winning is a means of preventing the other side from moving things significantly in what you think is the wrong direction. Once you win, there may be other ways of encouraging things to move in the direction you want...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    There's an account of a conversation between Barry Goldwater and Bob Dole in 1996 in Why the Right Wnt Wrong, by E. J Dionne. The two old conservative Republicans were talking to reporters and Dole said, "Barry and I--we've sort...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    It seems like anyone carrying a large amount of cash is vulnerable. Here's a case where someone eventually got their money back, but they had to sue: https://reason.com/2020/01/16/family-sues-dea-and-tsa-after-elderly-mans-life-savings-were-seized-at-airport/ I've also read stories about problems encounter by people flying to cut...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Now that some airplanes are made of composite materials, autoclaves have gotten a lot bigger. Here's a picture of one: http://www.boeing.com/company/about-bca/washington/first-777x-autoclave-busts-a-move-to-the-future-at-everett-site-09-08-2015.page...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    On my most recent visit to Jamestown, about 4 years ago, I noticed an exhibit that suggested the during "The Starving Time", the winter of 1609 - 1610, there may have been some cannibalism. The exhibit included human bones with...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    I'm still working as a contractor, with Medicare. I had issues too, just different from yours. I was a contractor from 1998 - 2008. When I lived in Washington State, I got insurance from the Washington Software Association which had...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    whitroth @ 998 1. I agree, but recently I did have an oral surgeon make me sign an agreement that I would not file a claim with Medicare for any services he provided. My neighbors have also mentioned doctors who...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    fajensen @ 265 Your assumption is that the Democratic establishment doesn't care who wins, but only cares about the money. I think you're wrong. There's a lot more power and prestige in holding the White House and for lobbyists, the...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    @fajensen at 144: Sorry to disagree. Bernie would have changed very little, as his time in the Senate shows. He would be just like Trump, unable to get a majority to do anything significant, since he's cast aspersion on all...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    2330: And one might also ask who makes the machines located in that fab and all of the others. And where those companies do their research and development....
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