David L

David L

  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    The experienced people got the message, shut up, and left, because they had no desire to see the same set of naive ideas fielded yet again. And that part of the GND foundered. I just walked away from a conversation...
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    I really need some more specificity. While I seem to have been exposed to much less antisemitism than the other American Jews I know, the stories I hear are more like having pennies thrown at them as children rather than...
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    When and where are you talking about? All of the US. And while the anti has been declining a LOT in GENERAL for a decade or few it is still strong in many population groups....
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    I'd agree with that in depth of the "anti". But in breadth we're right there. No ovens but plenty of "none allowed" here....
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    I haven't seen the show I want noise in the background (and not always music) when I work. Doing software/network configs I can put a show like this on and only look at it when I notice something really compelling....
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    Also some things I'd not heard of, like paying to sleep sitting up on a bench with a guard-rope to hold you up, just because it was somewhere out of the weather. I think I caught a reference to one...
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    And of course no mention of prostitution, which is how most single mothers made their living You must have missed it. It was brought up. 2 or 3 times as I recall. I had it playing while I did network...
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    Not a good time to be 'defective', homosexual, Roma… Or in disagreement. Mother in law born in southern Germany in 1928. Her sister, 8+ years older, was in higher ed in 30s. Multiple friends vanished after talking about needed changes...
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    Everyone seems to see this stuff as being something that came along after WW2 for obvious reasons involving Hitler Not so much if you saw the play/movie "Fiddler on the Roof"....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    I'm leaning towards 'incompetently missed', Much of the Windows' malware fun of the last few decades can be traced back to the original OLE designers never comprehended that anyone would try and do anything malicious. Just didn't enter their thought...
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    Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! It is still a game of statistics. That you will likely win most of the time. In the US, Canada, and assorted nearby places, we have area codes, exchange prefixes, and then local...
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    Caller ID, but it was probably fake because I do remember it had my local area-code, and I'm pretty sure the dude was NOT calling from here in North Carolina. Caller ID for these calls is worthless these days due...
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    In the US it gets strange. As H mentioned it doesn't fit into the typical D/R divide at all. I know plenty of Evangelical R's who basically will give any government of Israel a pass on anything they do. And...
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    Made me look. Now will watch all of it. Yep. Truly awful how most people had to live. If really poor, renting space to sleep on a hang over bench. Or if you can't afford that on a rope with...
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    Ditto. But listening to my parents, grandparents, and their contemporaries talk about their life growing up... well no thanks. Out houses, hand pump wells, frozen water in the morning water bowl to splash your face, running to the barn when...
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    I'm fairly certain book titles can't be copyrighted. At least not in the US....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    Roosevelt when he about fixing the U.S. after the Great Depression. The depression in the US didn't really end until we got into WWII. The big difference between Roosevelt (and most of the D's) and the R's is he/they tried....
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    Potters House" ... They managed to get atheists, catholics, CofE, muslims & Uncle Tom Cobbley to want them OUT, like yesterday. When you get described as a cult in the intro on the "we try to be neutral wikipedia" you...
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    I don't believe there's currently any ban on importing British beef, but there was a ban on Canadian beef a few years ago due to BSE being found in a herd after one of the cows was sold to a...
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    It was a comment about language usage, not how elections actually work....
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    One big nation bank. This means it will do the bidding of those in power. Maybe not at first but eventually. At least until we invent amoral AI who will put the population's interest first. And not decide they are...
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    You aren't riffing on Mark Russell by any chance? I have a faint memory of him singing something similar way way way back when....
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    when VIC panel went down completely for a couple of hours Translation please? Googling VIC panel in the US doesn't help with this one....
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    iPhones have way too many settings. And yet they seem easier and with fewer settings than modern Androids. (I want both to give me a reasonable way to put the settings up on a 27" or larger display with...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    Almost all US cities tend red, while rural tend white (except in areas heavily populated by Blacks). I don't know how it was when you were in Austin but currently Dallas tends to D and Fort Worth to "R". With...
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    where it's not hard to find free-as-in-beer versions of all the necessary software tools to build anything you want - and that works fairly well, Well yes. Mostly. Errrr. As those of us who have been around for a while...
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    Do you drive on it, or walk on it? Both. In the US pavement is a surface which covers dirt or gravel. Generally to facilitate transportation....
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    Here in Canada, "voting" implies a definite decision with all concerned members of the electorate having a chance to vote, and the results of the vote being binding. "Polling" implies sampling voters and the results being indicative of a future...
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    they had to invent "deplane" because why use a perfectly good word when you can verb a noun? Well some of us use "get on" and "get off". Say he whose wife recently retired after 30+ years with an airline....
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    I'm also quite sure that regional dialects overlap less than one might think, thanks to migration, slavery, and different imperial histories. I grew up warshing clothes. And spent 7 years in Pittsburgh with yenz and rhet up abounding. Rooming...
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