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  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    Yes, very popular with the boomers my brother served on in his second hitch, such as the George S. Bancroft (a very happy ship) and the Woodrow Wilson (not a happy ship). Said it was a major improvement over his...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Here in Portland (Oregon), payment stations are supplanted with a sign and a shoephone app (e.g., https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.passportparking.mobile.parkingkitty ). You open the app, punch in the vehicle's license plate, the location code on the sign, and how long you wish to...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Paul, there's this little thing in the US (the Constitution) which requires the President to be Native Born. Opening up the Constitution to change that is a Third Rail of USian politics....
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    Gen 3 and Gen 4 nuclear plants are much better at load following, so long as you don't start cold, but start from around 30% capacity. https://imgur.com/a/FMY3i8k illustrates this. CANDUs in Canada use steam bypass to load follow routinely, because...
  • Commented on Omicron
    As Spider Robinson wrote, "God is an Iron". Substantiated by this newsflash from Behind The Orange Curtain: https://boingboing.net/2022/01/04/california-deputy-da-who-opposed-vaccine-mandate-dies-from-covid-at-age-46.html...
  • Commented on Omicron
    David L replied to a comment from JBS at January 3, 2022 15:25 #1497: The other problem is there are no longer large predators capable of taking down deer in most of the U.S. I dono. I would consider autos...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/a/dean-ing-2/the-ransom-of-black-stealth-one/ described, in the Eighties, a similar stealthy fixed wing ultralight, with the killer 'bots discussed in a sequel https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/dean-ing/butcher-bird/...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Complete and total topic drift into a very delightful story: https://imgur.com/gallery/xPXs35U...
  • Commented on Omicron
    And, for those nations too impatient to wait for Omnicron to thin the herd: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3160997/chinese-scientists-develop-ai-prosecutor-can-press-its-own Complete with a self-driving version of this, no doubt: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_van...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    You wanna talk creepy? Try the 1995 production of Richard III, set in the late 30s... with all the German 'califlower' (offizer collar badges) and Nazi influenced uniforms, plus the Soviet helmets. Richard, of course, carries a broom-handle Mauser. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114279/...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Unholyguy wrote on December 20, 2021 at 15:47 ref. 907: "There are fairly good (and free) online university classes for modern data science." Thank you! Do you have recommendations for those? And, for courses to learn programming? Preferably one course...
  • Commented on Omicron
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A3apMX4HVC1z6LWbUMWE-46VX9ROCPlp/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=117896955502397650801&rtpof=true&sd=true shows a projection of Delta vs Omicron infections. Plug in your favorite values for R and days-to-double....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Boosted a month ago (Moderna). Oregon's 211 telephone bank made it easy to find a site for Jab-3. Herself (<65) has an appointment for her booster two days before Christmas, as soon as permissible. Both of us use P100 filters...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Agreed. Ponder this solution, folks: https://www.snopes.com/articles/384565/what-does-shadow-ban-mean/...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Did the math. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A3apMX4HVC1z6LWbUMWE-46VX9ROCPlp/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=117896955502397650801&rtpof=true&sd=true shows Omicron would spread to everyone in the US in 100 days at the aforementioned R value and doubling rate....
  • Commented on Omicron
    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRight on!...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Mike Collins: Hear, hear!...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Five stars!...
  • Commented on Omicron
    icehawk asked on December 8, 2021 21:37 in #83: Would you know? We would know in Oregon. This week, Oregon scientists begin testing wastewater for the Omicron variant. Wastewater surveillance has previously identified emerging variants, including Delta. In collaboration with...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    Heteromeles quizzically asked in #1089 on December 1, 2021 at 17:48 | Now, in fairness...what should the next US National Anthem be? I'm thinking for around 2100, when the US Capitol has moved to Toledo Ohio... Why, when the US...
  • Commented on Outage report
    The esteemed whitroth noted on December 1, 2021 at 21:55 in #86: Just as a point of reference, I just minimally configured a Supermicro tower with a quad-core Xeon processor (3.5Gh), 16G RAM, and a dedicated SSD (256G) for the...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    JBS observed in #1042 on November 29, 2021 at 22:20 : They sent that mask home with me, but I have no idea what to do with it, I don't have a CPAP machine and I'm too old to play...
  • Commented on Outage report
    Our Esteemed Host wrote in part, in # 6 on November 29, 2021 at 21:25 GMT {snip} Plan is to buy a mini-PC, blast Debian onto it, and stick it in the DMZ of my business router. {snip} Strongly suggest...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    The esteemed Heteromeles wrote in #935 on November 25, 2021 at 01:48 PST: Food warehouses? How 1980s. My apologies for the sarcasm, but this is a real problem. The retail food industry runs on just in time, for the same...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    The esteemed gasdive (he, him, ia) wrote in #853 on November 23, 2021 at 21:58: Re infrastructure attacks. This subject has come up before. Particularly the "couple of hundred crazies". As a bit of a thought experiment I decided to...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    Scott Sanford wisely recalled in #84 on November 23, 2021 at 16:27: Did anyone in the UK hear about a guy named Jemel Roberson? We are sadly used to stupid and/or racist cops shooting black people. It's not much comfort...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    Greg Tingey asked in #800 on November 23, 2021 at 08:06 What happens if the White Wing simply .... put roadblocks up around the main arteries in/out & stop food getting in? Main arteries aren't required to block food. Just...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    The esteemed Greg Tingley wrote in part: I will cease to be eligible for Jury Service next year ... never done it. Been called six times to Jury service. Three times by Federal court in the Southern District of Florida...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    In #534, Robert Prior said in part: "I'd also like a licensing system like required for (eg.) teachers, governed by an independent body rather than a negotiation between union and employer." State legislatures in the US define standards independent of...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    Re: Pigeon's remarks, #199. Phil used to get some odd change but he can't really spend it any more. Given he's deceased, probably true. [[ HTML fix - mod ]]...
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