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by morriswalters
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A topic in which I expound my prodigious ignorance of polyamory. Posted 20 Jan 2018, 19:18 by CorruptUser
Replies: 48
Views: 4223

Re: Trump presidency

In my view, the kind of person who becomes violent when unable to find a marriage partner would probably also have violent tendencies when married, too. That's not someone I would personally want to spend the rest of my life with. Would you? No. But it misses the point. You are fed through vari...
by morriswalters
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 3382

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

Yeah, but carp shit a lot.
So do Herons who ate the fucking carp in my pond.
by morriswalters
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A topic in which I expound my prodigious ignorance of polyamory. Posted 20 Jan 2018, 19:18 by CorruptUser
Replies: 48
Views: 4223

Re: Trump presidency

Dang, it's too late for me to save society by marrying a violent loser. Oops. Sorry, society. Marrying a smart guy who treats me and our kids with kindness and respect was awfully selfish of me. It really doesn't matter who you married, or why. What he quoted is a statistical truth. I'm happy for y...
by morriswalters
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A topic in which I expound my prodigious ignorance of polyamory. Posted 20 Jan 2018, 19:18 by CorruptUser
Replies: 48
Views: 4223

Re: Trump presidency

Isn't Trump a believer in poly relationships? As many as he can get? That alone could turn me against the idea. Most men follow the verse in a song I once heard and quite a few women. I f you can't be with the one you love, than love the one you're with. Had a nice melody too. Trump must have heard ...
by morriswalters
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 5848

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

Mad cackle. What did you expect all the pervs to do with all that wonderful technology? I checked it out and didn't see a take down notice in sight. This will be a very hard copyright fight. And it will get better if any other software I've seen is any indicator. We've come a long way since text bas...
by morriswalters
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899733

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I dunno, why do us soldiers have extra charities? Presumably the same reason US police officers do? Because the government isn't taking good enough care of them? (We have become slightly Americanized when it comes to UK soldier charities (Help for Heroes etc.) but, for the most part, we expect our ...
by morriswalters
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246671

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

I'm so glad I grew up before GPS.
by morriswalters
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246671

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

commodorejohn wrote:But self-driving cars will definitely be 140% reliable!
I would settle for them being more reliable than the average driver.
by morriswalters
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Round-barrel(-ish) Railgun
Replies: 13
Views: 1999

Re: Round-barrel(-ish) Railgun

Yeah, it appears that all the weapons are KE only. My apologies.
by morriswalters
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Round-barrel(-ish) Railgun
Replies: 13
Views: 1999

Re: Round-barrel(-ish) Railgun

I believe only the propellant is replaced. The shells themselves still have explosive charges. The only gun I'm aware of that shoots just inert material is the Phalanx CIWS , which is designed to stop missiles. Which I believe shoot depleted uranium shells(Wiki says they also shoot tungsten). The li...
by morriswalters
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 614
Views: 80428

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Spoiler:
We reached the nadir, IMO, when we obtained the capability to wipe out the human race, everything after is just gilding the Lilly. But to each his own.

Could you enlighten me what the questioner is going on about? I've decided that I'm missing something important.
by morriswalters
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 614
Views: 80428

Re: Science-based what-if questions

I've decided I'm missing some point. No. You can use it the way the Navy will, as a replacement for its 5 inch guns. Or you can launch aircraft like on the newest carrier. You could use a variant to replace the 16 inch guns that were on the Iowa class battleships. But why would you? If you are fight...
by morriswalters
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246671

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

What color is the replacement door? The door is still red, he missed it and took out a large window instead. And a porch post. And a lot of wall. Red...That's nice. I'm glad you had Time to fix the damage before the Winter Weather hit. I like red and the house was green, it seemed fitting. On being...
by morriswalters
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 614
Views: 80428

Re: Science-based what-if questions

There is a reason they don't fire large cannons from submarines.
by morriswalters
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6174
Views: 461669

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, I read The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I'd go with a corporation myself.
by morriswalters
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 614
Views: 80428

Re: Science-based what-if questions

If you shoot it level then how long does it take the projectile to fall? Unless what little I remember of my physics is wrong, if you fire with no elevation the projectile will hit the ground in the time it would take a weight to fall that distance. Which is why cannons are never fired that way. And...
by morriswalters
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6174
Views: 461669

Re: Trump presidency

Sableagle wrote:I don't know of a way to fix that without creating a loophole open to exploitation, but that's often the case.
This would kill pensions but they are dying anyway. It sets up the possibility of marriages which could exist hundreds of years, potentially forever. I find that funny.
by morriswalters
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246671

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

addams wrote:What color is the replacement door?
The door is still red, he missed it and took out a large window instead. And a porch post. And a lot of wall.
Sableagle wrote:a Darwin Award would be ideal.
My first thought in my case was to help him along. However the impulse passed. The RNG protects drunks and little children. Sometimes.
by morriswalters
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246671

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

I thought 5 foot vertically was a lot when they drove into my house. They ought to get some kind of award for getting the second story. oh,...yes. You had a car come to visit. How have the repairs gone? Not too bad, I've actually find it funny, kind of, looking at it from a distance. I'm teaching m...
by morriswalters
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6174
Views: 461669

Re: Trump presidency

I see this as pretty clear cut. In the case of the baker, would they refuse a hand to save his or her life if that hand belonged to a gay member of society? If they can't say yes to that then I have little or no respect for them. It makes them appear to be two faced. This is Christian privilege.
by morriswalters
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3973
Views: 508885

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Hearing a kid be noisy is not the end of the world even if she cries, or throws things or pushes an inanimate objects off a shelf.
At two it's normal, by the time a child is 6 it's problematic. It's the kiss of death for an adult. The phrase I believe is, poor impulse control.
by morriswalters
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3973
Views: 508885

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Retribution's main function is to make society feel self-congratulatory about having done something to address the problem--even if that something doesn't really help matters. This presumes that there is something to do. And sometimes retribution is self defense. In this case, everybody will see so...
by morriswalters
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3973
Views: 508885

Re: The Darker Side of the News

On a small scale our drainage organization is just completing a series of urban water storage systems designed to mitigate heavy rains. Multiple holding areas about a city block in size and underground. Some have parks built on the surface. They are preparing to dig a tunnel a couple of miles long u...
by morriswalters
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246671

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

I thought 5 foot vertically was a lot when they drove into my house. They ought to get some kind of award for getting the second story.
by morriswalters
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246671

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

This isn't really true. They had a new accountant that was one person watching the boat. The accountant absolutely should have known that the property was supposed to be paying taxes and absolutely should have known that it was not. Honestly, unless the neighborhood signed a stupidly unfavorable co...
by morriswalters
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246671

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

@elasto This is a French farce. It would be difficult for this to happen to a home that is a single dwelling. People walk away from property every year because the property is worth less than the taxes. And the tax authority can't do anything about it, which is why the properties are put on the mark...
by morriswalters
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3973
Views: 508885

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It isn't all that hard when a lunatic isn't in office. Look at the War Of The Worlds broadcast.
by morriswalters
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 7176

Re: Where does inflated value go?

Happiness is a pathetic metric since it is undefinable. The government has an obligation to level the playing field as much a is possible. If it can't make things better then certainly it shouldn't make things worse. The government has to recognize that not all people are as capable as others. Eithe...
by morriswalters
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 7176

Re: Where does inflated value go?

If a ten room house allows a harried executive to relax and consider things in depth, and therefore make better strategic corporate decisions, then maybe that ten room house is ten times better for the economy. That same ten room house for the schlub who solders wires together may have much less of...
by morriswalters
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3973
Views: 508885

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I doubt that. And a Black officer did it. In your parents day he wouldn't have been there. Progressive days.
by morriswalters
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 7176

Re: Where does inflated value go?

What I'm hearing is that only the lowest acceptable quality {house | car | plane | milling machine | loom | robot | whatever } is "efficient", and anything better is a waste of resources I don't know about this. Certainly it's a waste of money to buy more of a machine than what you need t...
by morriswalters
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 7176

Re: Where does inflated value go?

I didn't play an Economist on TV. Having said that though, it ends up if you are a home owner and maintain your property, then you are returning something to the money stream. Houses are money pits. You buy all kinds of neat goods to keep them from collapsing in upon themselves. And unless people ar...
by morriswalters
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 14633

Re: Winfrey presidency

Liri wrote:What's the point of having a president if they have to rely on, not just take heed of, advisors on virtually every issue?
Exactly what are you asking? No one person has the breadth of knowledge to do the job. The Presidency is a group mind.
by morriswalters
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6174
Views: 461669

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah I thought so.
sardia wrote:Flood the area with immigrants, they're too scared to commit crimes unlike the entitled citizens.
Somebody forgot to tell the Hondurans.
by morriswalters
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6174
Views: 461669

Re: Trump presidency

*Yea, I'm saying a faster growing economy is more important than the desires of a select few. Your probably right, but you shouldn't be surprised that the select few might try to cook you in a stew. The thing about being a statistical fact is that people aren't statistical. It also seems if you are...
by morriswalters
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899733

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Yeah, everyone wants simple pictures in black and white. If you think you aren't a racist you just haven't been to the right place yet. I suspect it's built in, maybe on a genetic level. One of those nasty heuristics we use to save time. Or maybe some type of compensatory mechanisms related to repro...
by morriswalters
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Copper in vacuum thermos
Replies: 8
Views: 2016

Re: Copper in vacuum thermos

Is the copper inside the bottle or in the vacuum chamber?
by morriswalters
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899733

Re: Police misbehavior thread

If you only care about corruption when it impacts you, if and when it does, I suspect you will find that it is to late to protect yourself. In context, the minority viewpoint I am uninformed about is how they feel about ticket fixing. And while I'm sure that sexual harassment is and has been rampan...
by morriswalters
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899733

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It is a government entity with government employees that has a duty to serve the people not themselves. A large percentage of time they do. I might feel differently if I were a minority. And at different times in my life I have held different opinions about the law. As I have gotten older my positi...
by morriswalters
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 899733

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It's a human failing, not a cop failing. It's cliques. They exist everywhere. How can you expect the police to be better than you in that respect. Doctors for sure do it, lawyers. Name any profession and there is a expectation of favor among its members. Do I like it, well yes I do. Almost everyone ...

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