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by Coyne
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3352
Views: 661789

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I hate the "profound thought" dreams. Either you wake up and can't remember what idea was so profound or else it is usually inane. How come these things that are clearly so good in the dream turn out to be so completely useless in the real world?
by Coyne
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Mummy won't let you eat it? Hard cheese! Brucellosis, hmmmmmm.... I had that. Got it from a tick bite. It is not fun . Ultimately, I wound up in the hospital. From a Tick Bite?? How did you know it was Not Lymes Disease? Jeeze. That sounds bad. Are you Okay, now? -EM rash, +undulant fever. I don't ...
by Coyne
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Soupspoon wrote:Mummy won't let you eat it? Hard cheese!

Brucellosis, hmmmmmm....

I had that. Got it from a tick bite. It is not fun. Ultimately, I wound up in the hospital.
by Coyne
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3352
Views: 661789

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

My house burned down. Not my real house, the house of my recurrent dreams. It's quite a house, generally with the same floorplan drawn from a friend's house, but including a four-story tower not in the original and a 15'x30' "kitchen" with glassless windows where the kitchen in the origina...
by Coyne
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Charities are prone to abuses , which are often hidden behind a lack of transparency. DAF's are kind of like the ultimate in lack of transparency, leading to suspicions that the money really isn't really going to charity, but back into the donor's pocket, or perhaps to a PAC. If it is, and I'm not s...
by Coyne
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

sardia wrote:
Coyne wrote:

The GOP reneged to another Republican.

Oh. Well, maybe not the Democrats this time, but you will note the snideness wasn't about the Democrats. I have no idea why anyone agrees to any such deal with the GOP, in anticipation they will keep their word.
by Coyne
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/24/house-republicans-mccarthy-immigration-736248 After promising to have a vote on immigration in exchange for not forcing Republicans to vote on a bipartisan immigration bill (a discharge petition), GOP leaders reneged. This probably means that the House won'...
by Coyne
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yes. You are correct. The details of impoverishing many and killing others, I do not want to discuss. Still; The pedestrian American FOX viewers hear the words Laundry Money and are Not repulsed. Well, as to that, it depends who was doing the laundering. Suppose for example that Bernie Sanders or H...
by Coyne
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Dirty Money sounds so Bad. Trump is a Money Launderer. That sounds like he has done the World a favor. Everyone likes 'things' to be clean. How can anyone argue against it? The problem is not the laundering. The problem is that, first, you must make a lot of money dirty. Trust me, you don't want to...
by Coyne
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I can hear the calls now: "Lock Bernie up for 999 years, he's obviously guilty as sin! Accusations against Trump are, on the other hand, [brace yourself] complerely trumped up!!"
by Coyne
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Too good to pass up....

Trump calls his own interview 'fake news,' slams changes from European immigration

Shows the meaninglessness of his conceptualization of fake news, by which he means anything he disagrees with whatsoever. Even if it's a quote of his own statements.
by Coyne
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2084
Views: 637190

Re: Something on Youtube

Dark, dark, dark...

https://youtu.be/RMo7jUs0GMs
by Coyne
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

But that may have been the point. To send a message to the UK that Russia did this, and that Russia wants them to know that Russia did this. A known Russian poison, delivered in a manner that aided identification, and that took down additional targets in a seemingly haphazard manner. It would send ...
by Coyne
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

"Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can Spins a web any size, electric fields lets them fly Look out, here comes the Spiderman" Original (blame me)... Spiderweb! Spiderweb! Spider-man's old spiderweb! Dangling down! Everywhere! Left behind, Without a care! To us, They are comple...
by Coyne
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Suspected further fall-out from the Skripal poisoning case… The drug contamination angle, how lovely. I am imagining the discussion between the principles of the first case... DH1: What should I do with these contaminated containers now that we've prepared the poison? DiH2: Just dump them any old p...
by Coyne
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/science/bumblebees-cities-urban.html TLDR Bee life is City~ suburbs >>>rural/farmland. Suck it rural america. They always think they're so great, with their "great out doors, and closer to nature etc etc" Cities aren't great for bee colonies; there's mor...
by Coyne
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

By "some" I mean ... http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/engineeringGeology/shallowGeohazardsAndRisks/images/sinkHoles/Submap11_Feb17th-2014.jpg ... many. Strange place to choose to live. I was looking more closely at that map, and if you go by it, things are looking up. Clearly the '60s throug...
by Coyne
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The Annapolis shooting was probably due to the ideologies of the Capital Gazette, we must check immediately. These might be some of the journalists that deserve to be killed.
by Coyne
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Mass shooting at newspaper . Media, please, please PLEASE, do NOT report anything except the barest of necessary details about the murderer. Don't give the bastard any more publicity, let their name be forgotten so that no more are encouraged. Some people just specialize in unreasonable . Evidently...
by Coyne
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

speising wrote:Trump can always pardon himself.


FTFY
by Coyne
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

sardia wrote:The moron was voted out of office, but China is backing his brother to run for office.


Hmmmmmmm. Must need another moron for the next stage of the plan.

Oh, and yes, they probably did plan it, just like the US plans its economic hits.
by Coyne
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3352
Views: 661789

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed my car had a flat. I had two jacks, one that would lift the front, one that would lift the back. After the car was jacked up, I lifted the trunk floor to expose a third jack, a big one, that would have lifted a truck. Under that jack, there were four spare tires, two for the front, two for...
by Coyne
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1484950

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

If I recall an article correctly, CBP also counts international airports as foreign borders. So, for example, a hundred miles around Denver International. I'm surprised that they haven't tried to argue that outer space is an "external boundary", thereby extending the border zone to the wh...
by Coyne
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1484950

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

If I recall an article correctly, CBP also counts international airports as foreign borders. So, for example, a hundred miles around Denver International.
by Coyne
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Bobcat are a medium size animal. Bigger than a house cat. This is the First Time I've heard of one attacking a human. Not the first time I've heard of it. Family story. My grandfather was out riding horseback and came upon a bobcat sitting on a post. Evidently being insane, (such a comfort, proof o...
by Coyne
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

The solar roads initiative has one huge potential advantage that keeps it going and going and going, like the Energizer Bunny. That idea is government dollars for massive Highway projects. It doesn't have to be smart to be a good boondoggle for extracting them tax dollars. ETA I mean, really, this i...
by Coyne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2084
Views: 637190

Re: Something on Youtube

by Coyne
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1484950

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Even 16.67% is quite a big thing.
by Coyne
Sat May 26, 2018 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I agree with you about scatterplots that look like that. Bugs the daylights out of me when they come up with a linear regression on something like that.

But, "Rexthor, the Dog Bearer?" Looks like, "Waiter, the Soup-Spiller" to me.
by Coyne
Sat May 26, 2018 3:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sableagle wrote:It's sort of a neat little graph if you cut off everything below the label on the vertical axis.


You might try it log scale on both axes, but I suspect it wouldn't be nearly as impressive.
by Coyne
Fri May 25, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296479

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I've kept out of this, mostly because of the walls of text. But in reality I've been surprised that every automatic car hasn't killed somebody, at some point in time. I suspect bias. Specifically, I suspect that most of the car companies are testing when conditions are fair or better. These conditio...
by Coyne
Tue May 22, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Yablo wrote:...town called Terminus is worried about a zombie apocalypse.

I'm all disappointed now. I was thinking planet Terminus and zombies, you know, Foundation series.
by Coyne
Tue May 22, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3352
Views: 661789

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed that I was a developer buying up a whole bunch of depressed area houses so that I could redevelop the area. I hired myself to take pictures of the inside of all of the houses, not sure why, but it seem to have something to do with proving that I actually improved the area after I rebuilt it.
by Coyne
Tue May 22, 2018 12:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925993

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Doesn't sound like they had grounds to arrest him. But the parole situation magnified the effect of the unnecessary arrest by orders of magnitude. They had a complainant and a complaint. Doesn't have to be a good complaint, just a complaint. It could be argued that they should have used their own c...
by Coyne
Mon May 21, 2018 5:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925993

Re: Police misbehavior thread

According to the article the article referenced, he was released in February of 2016, or 2015 or whatever. In Boston... He was in jail from November 2015 to February 2016. ETA: The thing is, it is not only the police who misbehave... Before the Law Prestia said, “The million-dollar question is: Whe...
by Coyne
Sun May 20, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293338

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Change-of-address scam moved UPS corporate headquarters to tiny Rogers Park apartment, feds say Federal court papers unsealed last week revealed an astonishing but ultimately bungled scheme to file a change-of-address form claiming that shipping giant United Parcel Service had moved its headquarter...
by Coyne
Sun May 20, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925993

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Yes, I was being sarcastic. Because there sure didn't seem to be much urgency about getting this homeless man out of jail. He's probably out now only because the Court inquired as to the status of the case. It would not surprise me a bit if the money was determined to be valid quite some time before...
by Coyne
Sun May 20, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925993

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Black homeless man trying to buy food with a $10 bill? Apparently that warrants three months in jail waiting for the secret service to determine whether it is counterfeit or not. Turns out it was not. https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2018/05/how-long-does-it-take-to-figure-out-if-a-ten-dollar...
by Coyne
Thu May 17, 2018 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534521

Re: The Darker Side of the News

ObsessoMom wrote:Well, that's not good:

Mysterious rise in banned ozone-destroying chemical shocks scientists
CFCs have been outlawed for years but researchers have detected new production somewhere in east Asia.


Sounds like Professor Chaos and General Disarray have struck again.

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