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by D.A. Ridgely
01 Jul 2020, 21:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4474
Views: 260203

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

there are some things that are hard wired as integers that become a PITA as floating point numbers Example? Elevation values, sometimes bin dimensions in a raster. Usually it's in RF engineering software that was written by RF engineers rather than GIS or remote sensing types. RF = Radio Frequency ...
by D.A. Ridgely
01 Jul 2020, 21:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4474
Views: 260203

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

there are some things that are hard wired as integers that become a PITA as floating point numbers Example? Elevation values, sometimes bin dimensions in a raster. Usually it's in RF engineering software that was written by RF engineers rather than GIS or remote sensing types. RF = Radio Frequency ...
by D.A. Ridgely
01 Jul 2020, 14:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8993
Views: 401182

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Andrew wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 14:24
A lawyer with a philosophy degree would be the worst.
But, but I'm board certified in epistemology and ontology!
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Jun 2020, 23:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 433
Views: 39936

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

Without mayonnaise deviled eggs would be impossible and as a result life would not be worth living. Huh? You don't need mayo to make deviled eggs, just a bit of oil. (After all, mayo itself is merely oil and egg combined just so.) I never bought mayonnaise until after I moved to Atlanta and discove...
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Jun 2020, 21:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 433
Views: 39936

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

My cheeseburger condiment of choice is driven by the type of cheese used: ketchup with American or cheddar, mayonnaise with provolone. I don't understand mayonnaise hatred. Without mayonnaise deviled eggs would be impossible and as a result life would not be worth living.
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Jun 2020, 20:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8993
Views: 401182

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The term is new to me, but I think I get what you mean by "Physicists' Disease" from what is said above, but just to confirm, could you spell it out? (My guess: A tendency of an expert in one area of science to believe he/she is therefore qualified to speak authoritatively on all areas of science.)...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Jun 2020, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 549942

Re: Petty annoyances

Well, the point nonetheless being that his obligation as an officer of the United States Army had ceased (honorably, I might add) prior to acting on his decision to put his loyalty to Virginia ahead of his loyalty to the Union. Arguments about whether the states had a legal right to secede are ultim...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Jun 2020, 13:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 447
Views: 58009

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

thoreau wrote:
16 Jun 2020, 12:05
We're all fine here. Everything's fine. How are you?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/16/asia/nor ... index.html
Trump should immediately go personally to patch things up.
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Jun 2020, 13:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What is going on in India
Replies: 30
Views: 1832

Re: What is going on in India

nicole wrote:
16 Jun 2020, 13:01
This is fine

You support a full scale border war between India and China over Kashmir?
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Jun 2020, 12:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1575
Views: 89890

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

I had a Hamilton wristwatch for a long time that I liked very much because it was small (38mm diameter) and unobtrusive, but the quartz movement finally gave up the ghost a couple of years ago, so it went lying in in a dresser drawer ever since. I could have replaced it, of course, but the Hamilton...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Jun 2020, 10:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7766
Views: 433719

Re: Orange is the new President

I claim no expertise and I based my OC on reports of studies or probably just summaries of reports of studies. As to No. 6's point, yes, there has been significant improvement in geriatric medicine, but the upshot of that is also that there are many more old people breaking their hips now. Whatever ...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 20:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8993
Views: 401182

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Warren wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 20:46
Mo wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 18:38
Am I the only one that believes that the carry on box is a lie? Like the dimensions of the box are likely equal to the carry on volume, but the inside dimensions are not.
What are you talking about?
I think he's talking about a TARDIS.
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 20:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7766
Views: 433719

Re: Orange is the new President

All old people are afraid of falling. Losing your sense of balance doesn't require a stroke. That's why there's Life Alert. If you're over 60 or maybe it's 65 and break a hip, you've got about a 50/50 chance of being dead in six months even if you have a successful hip replacement. So, yeah, there ...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7766
Views: 433719

Re: Orange is the new President

All old people are afraid of falling. Losing your sense of balance doesn't require a stroke. That's why there's Life Alert. If you're over 60 or maybe it's 65 and break a hip, you've got about a 50/50 chance of being dead in six months even if you have a successful hip replacement. So, yeah, there ...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 19:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1575
Views: 89890

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

I had a Hamilton wristwatch for a long time that I liked very much because it was small (38mm diameter) and unobtrusive, but the quartz movement finally gave up the ghost a couple of years ago, so it went lying in in a dresser drawer ever since. I could have replaced it, of course, but the Hamilton ...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 18:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1571
Views: 107684

Re: Pick Your Poisson

Warren wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 15:41
There are no contactable alien civilizations. Any "scientist" that says otherwise should have his license revoked.
Do scientists need licenses?
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 18:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2220
Views: 164081

Re: Home $weet Home

Ellie wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 16:12
Yes, interior. Most of the rooms changing color pretty significantly.

Looks like Olympic Assure isn't made anymore. I wonder what Warren's friend uses now!
My experience with interior paint has been that the paint is less important than the painter.
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8993
Views: 401182

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Also Southwest hasn't been a discount carrier for a decade or more, if you find lower rates that's region/route specific not a general condition. So much this. True, but from where we live to where we typically want to fly, unlike the steeply discounted airlines, Southwest lets you sit inside the p...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Police Politics Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 734

Re: Police Politics Poll

If Biden has the votes in Congress, I wouldn't be surprised by a far more liberal agenda than his track record or even his current stump speeches would suggest. He sees the way the wind is blowing in his party and if he gets to be president even for a single term or less he'll no longer have any ski...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 15:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7766
Views: 433719

Re: Orange is the new President

I just figured his hands were too tiny to hold the glass with one hand.
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jun 2020, 00:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3544
Views: 257170

Re: Twitter!

I read Nicole's comment as referring to the cultural left in institutions, and as a follow-up to a discussion of cancel culture. Whatever people in Silicon Valley think about economic issues, they seem to be more at risk of being canceled over discussions of race or gender or culture, not marginal ...
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Jun 2020, 23:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3544
Views: 257170

Re: Twitter!

Way fewer institutions controlled by the right though. I mean aside from a majority state houses, 2.5 of the 3 branches of the federal government, law enforcement and the military, what does the right control? I guess not everything is Twitter and CHAZ. I mean, I wasn’t limiting institutions to gov...
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Jun 2020, 22:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3544
Views: 257170

Re: Twitter!

Way fewer institutions controlled by the right though. I mean aside from a majority state houses, 2.5 of the 3 branches of the federal government, law enforcement and the military, what does the right control? I guess not everything is Twitter and CHAZ. I mean, I wasn’t limiting institutions to gov...
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Jun 2020, 22:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1057
Views: 92563

Re: Tiny Triumphs

If he's using shaving soap or foam from a can as a lubricant, it's probably drying out his face even more. I don't like them because I have mixed/oily skin but there are shaving oils that can be used in place of shaving soap and that do a bit of moisturizing in the process. Also, in lieu of aftersha...