AlanD2

AlanD2

  • Commented on A message from our sponsors: New Book coming!
    ... (or, for that matter, the flatbread from Ethiopia). That's injera you're talking about. A pancake made from teff and cooked only on one side - the other side has bubble holes. It is used instead of silverware to eat...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    The "right to arm bears" is written into the USian Constitution; the right to carry a half-brick in a sock isn't! ;-) Assuming your post was at least half serious, the "right to bear arms" applies only to members of...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    Yeah - I can definitely see why the MAGAs would feel threatened: she seems pretty good at avoiding being scammed, plus has a fairly large fan base. Plus she's pretty much a liberal, and worst of all, she has encouraged...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    The nukes mention in Lee Child's book were Davy Crocketts produced by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (not the actual Illinois facility). The book's version of the nuke was to be backpacked in to the target, rather than being launched by...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    Just finished reading Night School, by Lee Child. (I like his books - so sue me. 😄) Central to the plot is a crate of 10 nuclear weapons, lost or misplaced by the U.S. Army back in the '60s (hard...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    I should add that all members of our programming team were young and gung-ho. I don't remember management ever pushing us to do these crazy hours......
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    However, it's common for true (computer) geeks and keen researchers to work 60+ hours a week (rarely up to 80) and still remain effective. I used to do it, sometimes, and know a good many others who did. BUT .......
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    Sadly, most House Republicans (and virtually all MAGAts would rather eat babies than compromise with Democrats......
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    (And again, see also "Hun horror" in Belgium in 1914-16, allegations of German soldiers bayoneting babies and nuns. This shit is a standard hot-button and whenever you see/hear it you should assume it's propaganda unless/until you get corroboration.) Yeah, sort...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    ... and then all US guvmint employees gat no pay Interestingly, House representatives (and presumably Senators) will continue to get their pay even if the U.S. government shuts down... 🫤...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    (If you were going to be really pedantic, "car-parking site" or similar would be more technically accurate than "car park", but people would think you were weird, and "car park" is what absolutely everyone calls them.) On the left side...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    ... any better &/or educated guesses as to what the US "House" is actually going to do, please? The GOP is truly f**ked on this issue. My hope is that enough of the few remaining moderate Republicans will eventually give...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    I also watch a lot of aircraft accident investigation documentaries, mostly on YouTube (Mentour Pilot's is my favorite). I've seen a number of them saying that pilots turn off the aircraft's CVR by pulling a circuit breaker after a landing,...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    As with "climate deniers" (there is no climate, only weather!)... I have to disagree. Weather is what's happening in the short term - today (103° F here in Portland, Oregon - broke the old record high for the day by...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles can certainly pardon Trump in Georgia. But only 5 years after the person has completed his/her sentence, which I doubt will help Trump very much. I saw this recently on MSNBC....
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    he's being fucking slow with the payments, i can tell u It's still better than working for Donald Trump! 😂...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    Are you terminally stupid, or a putin-troll? I vote putin-troll......
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    how do you bring a country with a massive festering border dispute with a neighbor it's just lost a huge chunk of territory to into nato tho? isn't that just asking to be drawn in as soon as the aggrieved...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    In my not so informed never served in the military opinion, cluster munitions are very much anti personnel and anti light vehicle. Agreed. Since a lot of the fighting in Ukraine now involves attacking Russians in trenches, cluster munitions are...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    It IS in the U.S. interest to curtail Russian imperialism, but I don't think we want to repeat the punitive mistakes made with Germany at the end of the "Great War" ... better to do what was done with (West)...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    "Russia doesn't seem to have many replacement tubes. Russia also has shell shortages" A problem with both sides. Usages have been at daily rates at or above monthly production rates Shells and tubes. Ukraine's artillery shell shortage is about to...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    i dunno, the recent ukrainian offensive seems to have been comprehensively wafflestomped.a Not according to the Daily Kos. They say Ukraine is now fighting a war of attrition, since the Russians are stupidly fighting in front of their own defensive...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    i think with drones everything's sitting ducks for artillery For this to be true, you have to have artillery. Russia's artillery tubes are wearing out (shoot ~ 2,000 shells, then the tube needs to be replaced). Russia doesn't seem to...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    there's room for debate about whether keeping the war going is good for nato and the us in the long term as well, it doesn't seem to be bringing russia to its knees despite all the fond hopes of peter...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    Yes. Trump's stated desire to get out of NATO would certainly weaken the U.S. It wouldn't help Ukraine, either. Have you heard all the Russians gnashing their their teeth over Trump's legal woes? They definitely want him elected President in...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    They have a delightful maximum security place called the Clinton Correctional Facility. I think we can safely say that maximum security prisons are out if Trump does indeed spend time in the slammer. I don't doubt he will find a...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    And it's NOT really clear which of these is the PRIMARY motive. I think we can safely say that his PRIMARY motive now is to not die in prison......
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    In fact, "winning" the election thwarted his [DJT] plans because he couldn't raise and pocket massive amounts of money while he was in office ... the way he's doing in his current campaign. Nobody should worry that Trump went broke...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    Related to this, I'm wondering how this would apply to the fire monitoring/reporting drones I mentioned -- I have no idea how this stuff scales. Reduced lift in hot air applies to everything that flies - airplanes, helicopters, drones, birds,...
  • Commented on Pass or Fail
    Don't just blame Comey, ... I give Comey the bulk of the blame for Clinton's loss. When he told Americans about the FBI's investigation of Clinton just days before the election, he neglected to mention that Trump was also under...
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