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by Jason
11 Aug 2017, 15:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 267
Views: 6104

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

From what I read, what he did was completely illegal even if everyone loved the guy. Sort of a Ponzi scheme spread out between at least three different companies: people invested in hedge fund A, he took money out of hedge fund B to pay A's investors, then took funds from pharma company C to pay in...
by Jason
04 Aug 2017, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 267
Views: 6104

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

I suspect Shkrelli's convention is a result of "we don't like him, he has to have done something illegal, so find something to put him in prison with because we can't put him in prison for what we really dislike him for".
by Jason
03 Aug 2017, 19:15
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Is that really Brian Doherty?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Is that really Brian Doherty?

Is "Brian" in the comments really Brian Doherty? He went on a rant against Nancy MacLean's self-contradictory arguments and goes after Tony.
by Jason
17 Jul 2017, 13:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 462
Views: 62396

Re: What are you drinking?

dead_elvis wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 22:39
So I'm in New Hampshire for a few weeks and, as one does when one is in New Hampshire, I have to try everything maple related. Had a can of kanc country maple porter (Woodstock Inn Brewery). I don't taste any maple in the least. Decent porter though.
Find any acerglyn yet?
by Jason
14 Jul 2017, 18:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2019
Views: 108326

Re: Market Failure!

Jennifer wrote:
13 Jul 2017, 20:16
The Georgia berry farmer quoted in that one article said he estimates he's lost $750K worth of crop already.
That's 750K at the old wage... it could be much more at the new wage.
by Jason
14 Jul 2017, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2019
Views: 108326

Re: Market Failure!

Highway wrote:
13 Jul 2017, 20:36
the same people who won't take a job for 15 dollars an hour are the ones who won't pay more than 6 dollars for a cheeseburger (and they'll complain about that 6 dollars with "I remember when these were 3 dollars!").
I want 1980s prices with 2010s wages!
by Jason
13 Jul 2017, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 178
Views: 2040

Re: Op-ediots

Berliner Weisse is becoming a thing now????

Woohoo!!!
by Jason
28 Jun 2017, 18:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1097
Views: 38928

Re: Random news finds

"Copyright Office Admits That DMCA Is More About Giving Hollywood 'Control' Than Stopping Infringement" So, of course, that's not at all what the Copyright Office decided. Instead, it argues that there shouldn't be such a "nexus" requirement, because it might upset Hollywood to have less control. I...
by Jason
17 Jun 2017, 14:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Let's revisit Whitewater and all that
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Let's revisit Whitewater and all that

If the Trump investigation starts looking into Jeffrey Epstein and his little black book , it's going to spread like wildfire... Trump and the Clintons are in there but so are Peter Soros, David Koch, Alec Baldwin, Courtney Love, Alan Dershowitz (who is under indictment under similar charges), Ehud ...
by Jason
16 Jun 2017, 19:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Let's revisit Whitewater and all that
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Let's revisit Whitewater and all that

It'll be even funnier if the Trump investigation uncovers connections to the Clintons...
by Jason
16 Jun 2017, 11:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 5996
Views: 156369

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

homelessness wouldn't be nearly as big a problem in Atlanta as it is Homeless isn't nearly as big of a problem in Atlanta as it is in LA. And the main reason such facilities don't exist for rent is because it's illegal for them to exist. It's my understanding that the point of such zoning law, hous...
by Jason
15 Jun 2017, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3472
Views: 96875

Re: When journalism goes bad

dead_elvis wrote: Just because I've googled "how to make a nixie tube" doesn't mean I have any intention of actually making one.
You rang?
by Jason
15 Jun 2017, 12:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1097
Views: 38928

Re: Random news finds

Jason wrote:
Mo wrote:Initial reports are that he's a Berniecrat.
How long will that last?
One day. I'm already seeing FB posts blaming the GOP for James Hodgkinson.
by Jason
15 Jun 2017, 12:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 259
Views: 5088

Re: 400 ppm

Just found this: "Fukushima residents exposed to far less radiation than thought" Citizen science usually isn’t this personal. In 2011, roughly 65,000 Japanese citizens living near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant started measuring their own radiation exposure in the wake of the Tō...
by Jason
14 Jun 2017, 17:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cool little things
Replies: 1026
Views: 48793

Re: Cool little things

Jennifer has discovered why some Georgians shower more than once a day...
by Jason
14 Jun 2017, 17:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1097
Views: 38928

Re: Random news finds

Warren wrote:WTF England? Don't they have building codes?
It's council housing.
by Jason
14 Jun 2017, 12:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1270
Views: 46719

Re: Home $weet Home

Yeah, that's what Mo and I have been looking at. JasonL was the one saying that he's heard Induction doesn't do well with in-between temps or anything less than full on. i've heard the exact opposite -- you have a lot of control with induction and they're very responsive. They're somewhat popular a...
by Jason
14 Jun 2017, 12:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 259
Views: 5088

Re: 400 ppm

Huh. Any idea why we don't? Jimmy Carter. On April 7, 1977, President Jimmy Carter announced that the United States would defer indefinitely the reprocessing of spent nuclear reactor fuel. He stated that after extensive examination of the issues, he had reached the conclusion that this action was n...
by Jason
14 Jun 2017, 11:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 259
Views: 5088

Re: 400 ppm

fyodor wrote:(though waste might be a big problem)
According to an IEEE Spectrum article from a few years ago, if the US ran a nuclear waste recycling program like France's, we could go from Yucca Mountain being overflowing to over 90% empty.
by Jason
14 Jun 2017, 11:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1097
Views: 38928

Re: Random news finds

Mo wrote:Initial reports are that he's a Berniecrat.
How long will that last?
by Jason
13 Jun 2017, 18:28
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Ross Ulbricht Loses His Appeal Over Conviction and Sentenci
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Ross Ulbricht Loses His Appeal Over Conviction and Sente

It seems to me that there should be some sort of redress for cases that are clearly meant to make an example of someone, which violates the essential basic concept of equal treatment under the law. How about "cruel and unusual"? There is a method of redress because I recall a while ago a judge lost...
by Jason
13 Jun 2017, 17:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 95
Views: 1709

Re: Voting methodologies

fyodor wrote:BTW, I'd like to point out that Macron's election supports my view of the value of top-two runoff.
We have a "top-two" system here in in California. It often results in two Democrats or two Republicans standing for the general election.
by Jason
13 Jun 2017, 17:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1270
Views: 46719

Re: Home $weet Home

Mo wrote:The reviews I've seen say they can safely melt butter/chocolate without burning and can hold at lower temps than gas. Though much of that has to do with choosing the low temp burners.
That's an induction stove, not a radiant stove.
by Jason
12 Jun 2017, 16:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 346
Views: 71297

Re: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?

Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
I don't!
by Jason
12 Jun 2017, 16:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 51st state (Tropical Edition)
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: 51st state (Tropical Edition)

still charged US taxes According to Puerto Rico statehood referendum draws big support -- but small turnout , they aren't: A definite plus to living on the island and one reason some might prefer things as they are: Puerto Ricans only have to pay federal income taxes on work they've done in the Sta...