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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Shem » 17 Dec 2017, 00:20

Eric the .5b wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 22:51
Jadagul wrote:
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Mo wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 21:47
The lesson for today. The way to get grylliade to go all, "America, fuck yeah," is a drunken rant by an antipodean.
He can't say that about our country! Only we can say that about our country!
It's one thing to bitch about the system. It's anything to blame it on the people who opposes what it's doing - or to pretend that other systems do better in ways they really don't.
Or to behave as if your system is a passive bystander trying to encourage better behavior rather than a well cared-for vassal out to enjoy the spoils of empire while tut-tutting about the consequences.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Eric the .5b » 17 Dec 2017, 01:19

Mo wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 23:06
I was joking. Like I agree on endless war, disagree on nationalism, immigration and free trade. It's like being lectured by Brits or Europeans about American racism and also being told, "You don't look like an American."
Wasn't griping at you.
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Post by Aresen » 17 Dec 2017, 09:45

Mo wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 21:47
The lesson for today. The way to get grylliade to go all, "America, fuck yeah," is a drunken rant by an antipodean.
I was thinking something like that, but being Canadian, I was too polite to say it. :P
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Dangerman » 17 Dec 2017, 11:32

You don't frame a house with hardwood. You use a high quality white pine or ideally spruce. You can post-and-beam or timber frame with hardwood, although that's expensive and uncommon outside places where it's traditional.

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Post by Warren » 17 Dec 2017, 14:45

Dangerman wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 11:32
You don't frame a house with hardwood. You use a high quality white pine or ideally spruce. You can post-and-beam or timber frame with hardwood, although that's expensive and uncommon outside places where it's traditional.
I have a thing about hardwoods, I like the way they look. I don't mind if you stain it, but it upsets me to see hardwood painted. Inside the walls is no place for hardwood.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Solitudinarian » 23 Dec 2017, 12:35

On the basis of recommendations given to me here in April, the delightfully irascible Mrs. S and I now find ourselves in Tucson. Any suggestions for sightseeing or, even more importantly, dining?
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Shem » 23 Dec 2017, 13:09

I hear the airport is good if you want to leave Tuscon.
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Post by Solitudinarian » 23 Dec 2017, 13:19

Shem wrote:
23 Dec 2017, 13:09
I hear the airport is good if you want to leave Tuscon.
Good to know should they block the roads to prevent our departure.
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Post by Kolohe » 23 Dec 2017, 15:06

My wife and went a couple of years ago and stayed with some cousins of hers. We went to Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Mt Lemmon, the Titan missile museum, and one of the mission historic sites.

Can't help you much on food, because the cousins are vegan so we basically just ate wherever a diverse enough menu could be had.

Looking it up, I remember likely Cup Cafe downtown. (I was able to figure it out by googling 'restaurant with coins in the floor')
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Post by Andrew » 23 Dec 2017, 15:25

Solitudinarian wrote:
23 Dec 2017, 12:35
On the basis of recommendations given to me here in April, the delightfully irascible Mrs. S and I now find ourselves in Tucson. Any suggestions for sightseeing or, even more importantly, dining?
Dining: Cafe Poca Cosa.
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Post by Andrew » 23 Dec 2017, 15:28

Solitudinarian wrote:
23 Dec 2017, 12:35
On the basis of recommendations given to me here in April, the delightfully irascible Mrs. S and I now find ourselves in Tucson. Any suggestions for sightseeing or, even more importantly, dining?
Sightseeing: my parents really liked Pima Air and Space Museum and the Sonoran Desert Museum. Driving up Mt. Lemmon is always good.
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Post by Warren » 24 Dec 2017, 10:09

See if Jojo is back to where he once belonged.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 24 Dec 2017, 22:30

Why does the state lotto drawing bits have the production values and graphics of a public access/shitty high school class project?
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Post by Kolohe » 24 Dec 2017, 23:27

Someone at Fios missed a memo a dozen years ago.Image
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Post by Highway » 24 Dec 2017, 23:57

Mo wrote:
24 Dec 2017, 22:30
Why does the state lotto drawing bits have the production values and graphics of a public access/shitty high school class project?
Cause the only people who watch it don't care.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Kwix » 26 Dec 2017, 17:03

Google is using meta data to create new data on it's maps.
https://www.justinobeirne.com/google-maps-moat

Tldr;
Google has been using satellite imagery to extract "building footprints". Some with enough detail to see steps, aircon units, etc.
Google has been using street view images to extract "type of business".
It has now combined the two into "Areas of Interest (AOI)" on it's maps. I.e., areas where there are a high concentration of bars, restaurants and shops. It now colors these types of businesses orange and highlights the AOIs as orange areas on larger levels of zoom.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 27 Dec 2017, 10:39

No thanks. You can keep your thugs at home.
ABOARD A P-3 ORION, over the Pacific Ocean — The Department of Homeland Security is increasingly going global.

An estimated 2,000 Homeland Security employees — from Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents to Transportation Security Administration officials — now are deployed to more than 70 countries around the world.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Kolohe » 27 Dec 2017, 10:46

I flew once from Halifax to DC via Toronto, and I went thru US customs in the Toronto airport before getting on the plane.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 27 Dec 2017, 11:25

I've done US customs in country in Canada, Aruba and Ireland. The weird thing about Canada is they require the Global Entry card, which is literally not required anywhere else.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 27 Dec 2017, 11:31

Mo wrote:
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I've done US customs in country in Canada, Aruba and Ireland. The weird thing about Canada is they require the Global Entry card, which is literally not required anywhere else.
I thought the Global Entry card was an alternative to a US passport. Frankly, the only reason that Canada requires a passport or Global Entry card from US citizens is the difficulty in getting them back into the US. Before the Patriot Act insanity, US and Canadian citizens could visit each others' countries without passports.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 27 Dec 2017, 11:49

Nope, the card can only replace photo ID, you still need a passport. You're thinking of SENTRI, which is specific to US/Canada travel.
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Post by Warren » 27 Dec 2017, 12:26

Aresen wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 11:31
Before the Patriot Act insanity, US and Canadian citizens could visit each others' countries without passports.
I can't tell you how sad it makes me that this is no longer the case. Worlds longest unprotected border is a thing to be proud of.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 27 Dec 2017, 13:07

I remember being able to come back from drinking as a 19 year old in Tijuana with nothing more than a driver's license.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 27 Dec 2017, 16:02

2017 is weird and it has given us Woke Max Boot.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 27 Dec 2017, 16:09

Mo wrote:2017 is weird and it has given us Woke Max Boot.
On a related note, I shudder at the number of Bill Kristol tweets I've agreed with this year.
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