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by Alan
June 12th, 2021, 12:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2561
Views: 203136

Re: Stupid question of the day

It's rhetorical
by Alan
June 11th, 2021, 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2561
Views: 203136

Re: Stupid question of the day

After every mass shooting, why does law enforcement and the media obsess over "what was the motive"?
It's always the same: a disgruntled (usually younger) male, who hates the world, and has decided to commit suicide. 
After he's made that decision, everything follows. 
by Alan
June 11th, 2021, 3:19 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Random Republican WINGNUTS (or RRWs as they are affectionately known as)
Replies: 89
Views: 8552

Re: Random Republican WINGNUTS (or RRWs as they are affectionately known as)

Right, here were the unarmed civilians in St. Louis on June 1, 2020. I think that couple had a legit concern on June 28, when the photo was taken.

Here's a thought experiment for you. Suppose the protestors were the Klan and this was a black couple. Same reaction?
by Alan
June 11th, 2021, 2:56 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Random Republican WINGNUTS (or RRWs as they are affectionately known as)
Replies: 89
Views: 8552

Re: Random Republican WINGNUTS (or RRWs as they are affectionately known as)

I think this is a legitimate use for the AR-15 style rifle,  scaring off potential rioters from trashing your home. So, the use case here is "intimidation", belying your point about the "sole purpose".  And, it's semi-automatic, not automatic: one bullet per trigger pull.   Ebp0J...
by Alan
June 9th, 2021, 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wilmott Bible Study Thread
Replies: 624
Views: 120610

Re: The Wilmott Bible Study Thread

It's the Bible Study Thread: host of cicadas
by Alan
June 8th, 2021, 7:32 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 116
Views: 31487

Re: What is democracy?

Speaking of Manchin, an amusing scenario in today's wsj opinion:

1. Senate Democrats strip him of his committee assignments.
2. He switches to Republican, who then control the Senate, and give him his pick of committees -- as well as 50 high fives.  

Well, I threw in that last part.   :D
by Alan
June 8th, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: How many elephants ...
Replies: 0
Views: 235

How many elephants ...

... in the top picture here?
by Alan
June 7th, 2021, 3:57 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Excel tricks
Replies: 120
Views: 24102

Re: Excel tricks

Rarely use Excel, but maybe this?
by Alan
June 7th, 2021, 3:28 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: .

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by Alan
June 7th, 2021, 3:18 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 116
Views: 31487

Re: What is democracy?

If, as seems increasingly likely, the US descends into a one-party form of government loosely modeled on Belarus, I predict that the word manchin will enter common usage. It will probably have a subtly different meaning than quisling, but the latter has slowly slipped out of most people’s vocabular...
by Alan
June 6th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What car do you drive?
Replies: 231
Views: 24939

Re: What car do you drive?

Seems like throwing good money at bad. Still, maybe in Texas? Playing on fear? in a storm or a heatwave?? . in heatwave, turn on solar . in storm, mr. Miyagi say kiss ass goodbye. BTW what does that guy in foto want to do with the chainsaw? Good eye on the chainsaw.  A good use case, which they may...
by Alan
June 5th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What car do you drive?
Replies: 231
Views: 24939

Re: What car do you drive?

Here's an amusing use case for electric vehicles, esp. as the electric grid becomes more unreliable: power your house!
How The New Ford F-150 Lightning Can Help You Keep The Lights Of Your House Always On
by Alan
June 5th, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: The vaccines
Replies: 142
Views: 7883

Re: The vaccines

Follow-up WSJ piece by N. Wade:
 
Fauci Email Bolsters the Lab-Leak Theory
A top scientist said the virus couldn’t have evolved naturally—then reversed his position weeks later.

(should be a free link by-passing the paywall)
by Alan
June 3rd, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 1025
Views: 118109

Re: All about Cats

Speaking of taking care of your pets -- Hailey vs. the bear: 
by Alan
June 1st, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Maths standard of an 8 year old
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Maths standard of an 8 year old

To see if he will become an accountant or a Fields' medalist, see how he handles Gauss's problem: 1 + 2 + ... + 100