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by crfriend
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What were you doing an hour ago?
Replies: 48
Views: 596

Re: What were you doing an hour ago?

Re: Skaters &c. Enjoy your freedom, B&B. Here we have a houseful as follows: MOH, 2 granddaughters, one boyfriend and one Gt granddaughter, who at 4 months and counting, would be the only resident who wouldn't bat an eye at GGD (Great Grandad) cavorting around in a skater!! And why should any one o...
by crfriend
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Texas electric
Replies: 22
Views: 224

Re: Texas electric

Satellites are being developed that can take solar energy and beam it back to earth as microwaves? That is totally feasible , though not exactly short term. Well, that 'll create one heck of a "no-fly zone" near the beam (which will be several tens of kilometres wide when it reaches the ground with...
by crfriend
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Texas electric
Replies: 22
Views: 224

Re: Texas electric

Waste heat and geothermal on any useful scale have never been mentioned in the U.K. First and foremost, the recovery of waste heat only works in densely-populated areas where said heat can be transported before the inevitable losses take over. Ditto geothermal; dwellings and destinations need to be...
by crfriend
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Army rules for ponytails and nail color
Replies: 16
Views: 598

Re: Army rules for ponytails and nail color

"You are a fluke of the universe... ... give up". :wink: Oh, my! I am so glad that this has not been lost or otherwise been buried in the sands of time. We all will die someday, live a life worth living. Pay no heed to these fools, smile and enjoy yourself while you can. That's wisdom you can take ...
by crfriend
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Army rules for ponytails and nail color
Replies: 16
Views: 598

Re: Army rules for ponytails and nail color

We do not have a draft however, and haven't had one since the 1970s. We we do have is a requirement for men to register with selective service, but that's not a draft, it's just a database. It's a bit more pernicious than "just a database" -- the thing is locked and loaded for a future renegade pre...
by crfriend
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recycled
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Recycled

Also helps to keep them from getting scratched. Best, also, to store each CD in a proper paper sleeve because the polycarbonate of the optical side of an adjacent disk can damage the lacquer side that protects the aluminium reflective layer. The paper takes up extremely little space, and should hel...
by crfriend
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Froze Over
Replies: 19
Views: 305

Re: Froze Over

I'm tired and weary of everyone here, turning a humorous, tongue-in-cheek 'meme', into a political agenda. [...] Humans, for the most part, are not a solitary species. 2020 caused many people to do unimaginable things. I'm sure there were many suicides because of this. I suspect what we're seeing i...
by crfriend
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What were you doing an hour ago?
Replies: 48
Views: 596

Re: What were you doing an hour ago?

I've just heard from my Service agent that something called an EGR valve (something to do with exhaust regeneration? ) had failed, "Recirculation". It's a tactic used to reduce peak combustion-chamber temperatures to cut down on the formation of oxides of Nitrogen. It probably stuck open and that l...
by crfriend
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Texas electric
Replies: 22
Views: 224

Re: Texas electric

moonshadow wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:19 am
What a screw-ball system that is down there....
Unrestrained capitalism at work. We shall see whether there are laws on the books that prohibit price gouging during times of emergency (and I forget whether Texas ever declared one).

I still assert that this was a man-made "disaster".
by crfriend
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Froze Over
Replies: 19
Views: 305

Re: Froze Over

Maybe Ted Cruz just needed to kill the circuit box for a few days... God knows it probably would have cost a million dollars to heat a home of his size... :P Cruz is a United States Senator. He suffered no privations whatsoever. (Well, save for poor judgement and a complete dereliction of duty in a...
by crfriend
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Texas electric
Replies: 22
Views: 224

Re: Texas electric

This was an anomaly, and likely will be legally investigated and potentially prosecuted under various anti-gouging laws that may still be in force. "Griddy", the "utility" that was charging the absolute maximum allowable rate of $9,000 per Megawatt Hour (which works out to nine bucks per kilowatt ho...
by crfriend
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics
Replies: 99
Views: 1992

Re: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics

Now think about what you're saying... who really wins when minimum wage is increased across the board? A: the 1%. Those who own the commodities and primary means of production. It is axiomatic that the fat-cat always wins in the USA, but there are knock-on effects from building from below. For one,...
by crfriend
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Pockets differences
Replies: 143
Views: 12299

Re: Pockets differences

I felt a bit dissapointed until removing the skirt I could see pockets inside the skirt - they had been sewn over. As old professor Julius Sumner Miller used to say "Why is it so?" The sewing over (usually using a basting stitch) of pockets is frequently done to keep them from sagging and looking r...
by crfriend
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics
Replies: 99
Views: 1992

Re: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics

Hey I've got an idea... let's just make it a thousand dollars per hour! That'll pull EVERYONE out of poverty since raising wages doesn't increase the cost of anything. The notion of a universal base income has been tried in some advanced countries, and it's been found to work fairly well. The base ...
by crfriend
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?
Replies: 34
Views: 738

Re: Sexual Fetish or Gender Expression?

There's no "conspiracy" involved in this, it's simply the fact that deliberately and repeatedly misclassifying people gets real old real fast. We would do best to let the classification matter drop and accept individuals for whom they are, but that requires effort and sometimes works counter to huma...