Charles H

Charles H

  • Commented on Cough Cough
    re: On a completely different topic, Our Rupert's minions are pushing the "Nazis were left wing" garbage That's not total garbage. There were ways in which they were left wing authoritarians. There were other ways in which they were right...
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    Re: The point is that authoritarian leaders tend to congregate on states that have been weakened by external or internal manipulation. Who's doing the manipulation in the US? That's your answer right there. But that's not a simple question. There's...
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    Re: We can all spend a couple-three-five years being seriously careful until effective treatment of some kind is available, or we can accept something between 3 and 5 percent mortality. That's an overstatement. While the odds of a good vaccine...
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    re: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/troubleshoot/excel/wrongly-assumes-1900-is-leap-year The ACM published a simple algorithm back in the 1960s or 1970s that included the division by 400 rule. This is a recent restatment of it from https://www.tutorialspoint.com/cplusplus-program-to-check-leap-year if (((year % 4 == 0) && (year % 100...
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    Being Russophobic isn't totally unreasonable as long as the place is run by Putin, or someone similar. Unfortunately, the competition isn't trying to look much better....
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    re: [quote][quote]impartial non-partisan[/quote] No such thing.[/quote] Not quite true, but if you find that person you also find not interested....
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    Actually, that's not totally unreasonable. Not trusting Congress to pass a sensible law in an area that's heavily lobbied is actually fairly reasonable, even when the current situation is rather bad. Then there's the "single point of failure" problem. I...
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    Re: And as Sheldon said several times, when you call people asking about buying yellow cake the FBI shows up wanting to talk to your parents. I don't know why. It makes a beautiful yellow ceramic glaze....
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    Re: After three years of Trump, anybody who still thinks this deserves Trump. The problem is that the rest of the world doesn't. Did you read the post I was replying to? If so, then you need to explain which...
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    Re: The framers of the Constitution were determined NOT to recreate a monarchy, as inaccurately claimed elsewhere. That's what it says on paper, and that's what they claimed. Patrick Henry thought otherwise: "I smell a rat. It squints towards monarchy."...
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    RE:[quote] Inda/Pak nuke elimination Pak would be wiped off the face of the planet India would be ... wrecked But - would that actually be enough to induce a serious nuclear winter, lasting several years, really? [/quote] The study I...
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    No. I didn't remember it at the time. P.S.: I still don't believe in the "doomsday machine", but I do believe that any major exchange, say between India and Pakistan, would be civilization ending. More would be worse, and it's...
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    Re: Dr. Strangelove was serious. Yes, it was/is serious. It was also extremely funny, and that was intentional. Without the humor nobody would have been able to watch it....
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    RE: [citation needed] because the "forced conversion" seems to have been court-only and people reverted as soon as possible. Quote (from http://factsanddetails.com/russia/Minorities/sub9_3b/entry-5097.html) In the 9th century the Khazars, a Turkic tribe in Russia, converted en masse to Judaism. The Khazar...
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    re: 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. They've stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb....
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    I don't know about zinc, but several different sources have reported that low levels of vitamin D correlate with worse outcomes if you catch COVID. Overdosing is, of course, bad. D accumulates....
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    re: "No more than 20-30 million [dead] tops... depending on the breaks!" I think you are either being very optimistic, or are only counting very immediate deaths. Give it a year or so and you'll easily quintuple that number....
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    Acetaminophen doesn't do a thing for me, but I was told that Ibuprofen thins the blood, though not as much as aspirin does. Still, avoid it before surgery....
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    The only reason I can see is that Biden is a horrible candidate. I'll probably vote for him, but that depends heavily on who he selects as his vice-president. I don't expect him to last out the term, and to...
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    OK. But most Jews in the US at least really are "white". Their ancestors were force converted to Judaism by a Czar back a long time ago, and stayed converted when the Czar changed his mind. But they had no...
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    No. What you're showing is some of the nature of the stuff underlying the "universal grammar", even though it's at a much lower level than Chomsky thought. There *is* a universal grammar, and one of it's basic concepts if "object...
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    Re: Multi-nukes response You need to read up on Nuclear Winter/Autumn. That's a very bad approach. But I'm not sure that there are any good ones....
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    If you're copy/pasting to move the contents of a LibreOffice document into a MSWord document, I think you're doing it wrong. You should export the file into a word format. (Well, *I* call it export. LibreOffice calls it "Save As"...
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    Well, actually CDC 3600 Fortran had a somewhat similar capability around 1980, though I think it could only skip the statement following the call. (Can't quite remember the details, because I never used it.) Now that I think a bit...
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    People that she told don't count as witnesses. Witnesses are people who witnessed it happening. There are several other problems that make her story...uncertain. Maybe it's true. I'd give it a 50% chance that something happened, and perhaps a 5%...
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    re: Interestingly, our auditory system is almost entirely 'soft' (i.e. learnt), as I know full well. That's false. Perhaps you mean phonemic recognition or some such, but the basic auditory system is more hardwired than the visual system. It's got...
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    re: Is the argument for universal language good science, or an attempt by linguists to follow imperialistic norms and to exalt the importance of their field? As a far outsider, I simply can't tell. I'm equally an outsider, but I...
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    There are (at least) two kinds of stroke. One kind is caused by blood clots in the brain, the other is caused by blood leaks in the brain. They can be equally devastating. If you're in danger of blood clots,...
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    No, blood thinners *are* dangerous, even when necessary. They tend to make one subject to strokes and other internal bleeding problems in ways that are not readily noticeable. That said, they're necessary in the case of COVID, as part of...
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    The problem is that Tara Reade isn't particularly credible. She's changed her story several times. And she didn't pop up with this until after Biden had nearly cinched the nomination. There's plausible explanations for every step along the way, but...
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