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by clintmemo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Forum Thoughts.
Replies: 29131
Views: 1224814

Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

https://observer.com/2019/09/moon-space-elevator-lunar-exploration-columbia-study/ Whoever wrote this article either didn't understand or intentionally glossed over the two serious flaws in this idea: 1) if you have to get yourself into orbit, you have already used almost all of your energy so that...
by clintmemo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33623
Views: 1419811

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

The 1st year is generally rough with feedings and getting them to sleep etc. Unless there is something abnormal or out right wrong it gets easier and easier from 1 to whenever they move out. My dad used to say that kids just grow from one obnoxious state to the next. Each age has it's challenges, t...
by clintmemo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Forum Thoughts.
Replies: 29131
Views: 1224814

Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

https://observer.com/2019/09/moon-space-elevator-lunar-exploration-columbia-study/ Whoever wrote this article either didn't understand or intentionally glossed over the two serious flaws in this idea: 1) if you have to get yourself into orbit, you have already used almost all of your energy so that...
by clintmemo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33623
Views: 1419811

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

So not getting too political but Massachusetts instituted a new tax of aprox 1.5% on gross salaries to pay for guaranteed paternity and maternity leave as well as medical leave or leave to care for infirm relatives. Companies that have equivalent or better benafits can opt out. But no my boss made ...
by clintmemo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Forum Thoughts.
Replies: 29131
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Man, $200 for a cat? From a shelter? What a rip-off. I've never had to pay more than $40. And even that is expensive for meat. Lamb is much better value. Well, if you're going value per pound, it's pretty hard to beat chicken, really. At least around here, before factoring in tax, that could get me...
by clintmemo
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small things that you wish people would comprehend...
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Views: 180353

Re: Small things that you wish people would comprehend...

Just because you can work around problems or issues doesn't mean those problems and issues don't exist and shouldn't be addressed. Maybe it means that in some cases, but it doesn't necessarily. Also people often seem to consider "not that big of a problem" to be the same as "not a pr...
by clintmemo
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small things that you wish people would comprehend...
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Views: 180353

Re: Small things that you wish people would comprehend...

Ah yes, that is a bad persistent habit of mine. It's one of the first things I have to trim whenever I'm doing an initial editing pass of an essay or email. Another similar common error is using "that" when it isn't necessary; most of the time you just don't need it. "Don't you under...
by clintmemo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33623
Views: 1419811

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Maybe this could become a hobby that pays. "Can't find that vintage 1964 Ford engine truck part? Let me make one for you!" ;) :lol: Based on my machining skills, the turn around time would be an issue for any other engine parts. It might be ok for these. The parts guy said they haven't be...
by clintmemo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Forum Thoughts.
Replies: 29131
Views: 1224814

Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

We have necromancy, and technomancy. I have decided we need regexmancy - magic involving regular expressions. Any programmers out there will understand. How would that manifest? Wouldn't Regexmancy just be, being able to use regular expressions? Or does adding "mancy" imply doing things t...
by clintmemo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Forum Thoughts.
Replies: 29131
Views: 1224814

Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

BadMrMojo wrote:
clintmemo wrote:We have necromancy, and technomancy. I have decided we need regexmancy - magic involving regular expressions. Any programmers out there will understand.


*Perl!"


I came back to post that. I'm glad someone else has seen it.

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