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Aresen wrote: 20 Sep 2019, 11:04 I've always preferred my water made with hydrogen.
I prefer deuterium when I can get it. Tritium is even better.
Not an every day thing though. If I make my tea with it all the time, I put on weight. ;)
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Hydrogen is fine, and even oxygen, but the liquid should also be organic. Healthier that way, no matter what the doctors say about "alcoholism."
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Aresen wrote: 20 Sep 2019, 11:04 I've always preferred my water made with hydrogen.
I prefer helium water myself; hydrogen is too much of a fire hazard.
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Hydrogen is so dangerous that some people want to use it for nuclear fusion. NUCLEAR!!!!!
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Dope for industry! Dope for the dead! Dope for industry!
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Subsidize solar until even drug lords use it?
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San Diego police has issued 83 tickets for 'seditious language' since 2013
Lawyers have yet to grapple with the First Amendment ramifications of section 56.30 of the San Diego municipal code, however, because most have never seen the tickets.

Officers are writing the violations as infractions, downgrading them from criminal misdemeanors. This puts seditious language tickets on par with a speeding ticket and removes both the city attorney’s office and the public defender’s office from the judicial process.
They might be fuckers for writing these tickets, but they do understand the rules about how to be a parasite. If it's on the down low it will never get judicially reviewed.
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dead_elvis wrote: 05 Aug 2020, 20:30 San Diego police has issued 83 tickets for 'seditious language' since 2013
Lawyers have yet to grapple with the First Amendment ramifications of section 56.30 of the San Diego municipal code, however, because most have never seen the tickets.

Officers are writing the violations as infractions, downgrading them from criminal misdemeanors. This puts seditious language tickets on par with a speeding ticket and removes both the city attorney’s office and the public defender’s office from the judicial process.
They might be fuckers for writing these tickets, but they do understand the rules about how to be a parasite. If it's on the down low it will never get judicially reviewed.
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Slip inside a sleeping bag.
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Yes.
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It's the Fighting Peepers from Cuckberty U!
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But with Peter Sellers passed on, who's gonna play Jerry in the film?
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lunchstealer wrote: 25 Aug 2020, 16:38 But with Peter Sellers passed on, who's gonna play Jerry in the film?
Richard Rawlings
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Once again, all together now, DON'T CALL THE COPS.
A driver led police on a 45-minute, slow-speed chase that ended at a rental car center near San Diego International Airport, where he ditched the car and ran before officers took him into custody Wednesday.

The incident began about 12:15 p.m. when officers were sent to check on a male driver seen crying in a car on El Cajon Boulevard near Fairmont Avenue. When the officers arrived, the driver took off, said San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez.

Martinez said the driver hit something — it was unclear what — as he drove away. The officers tried to pull over the driver, but he kept going, running at least one red light. Police gave chase.

With a police helicopter overhead, police vehicles followed the driver as he traveled west through Hillcrest, then south through downtown, where he drove the wrong way on streets at 10 mph.
Basically, everything that this person could be ticketed, detained, arrested for, happened *after* cops started chasing him.

Geez folks, if you see someone crying in a car, they don't need cop trouble on top of whatever they're dealing with.
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On the plus side, he survived the encounter.
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Yeah, I can't put any of that on the cops or even the people that called the cops. A slow speed chase and foot chase that doesn't end with guns and choke holds is the way I want things to work. And if the guy just up and fleas from the police and commits traffic violations in the process, that's on him.
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I can sure put it on the people who called the cops. "Hey, there's a person crying. QUICK, CALL THE SAME PEOPLE WHO DEAL WITH SCHOOL SHOOTERS, DRUG CARTELS, AND SERIAL KILLERS." That person might even bear more responsibility than the police, who would understandably find it suspicious when someone takes off at the sight of them, or the guy himself, who might have been mentally ill.
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I can put it on the cops. "Someone crying" is not something they should respond to.
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I always knew the truck nutz people couldn't be trusted.

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This may be one of the greatest intelligence operations ever, at least in terms of guffaws it generates. Alexei Navalny and an investigative team managed to get all of the details on how he was poisoned out of the secret agent responsible, basically by the gambit of phoning him and saying "This is General Smerdlov, and I demand you tell me all of the details of the operation right now."
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JD wrote: 21 Dec 2020, 10:13 This may be one of the greatest intelligence operations ever, at least in terms of guffaws it generates. Alexei Navalny and an investigative team managed to get all of the details on how he was poisoned out of the secret agent responsible, basically by the gambit of phoning him and saying "This is General Smerdlov, and I demand you tell me all of the details of the operation right now."
Looking at the source article, what's funny is that the first guy didn't fall for it...but he didn't think to warn his comrades about it.

Always remember, things like the FSB are government agencies, too.
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Putin's going to fly the whole toxins team to Moscow on the same plane to review security procedures.
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For JasonL: Some Cities Will Pay You $10,000 To Relocate
"We've seen applications over the last six months increase up to threefold," says Ben Stewart, interim director of Tulsa Remote, a program that offers $10,000 to successful applicants who are willing to relocate to Tulsa.

The city had its sights set on the growing number of "laptop workers'' who can do their jobs from home — or at the local co-working space or coffee shop — when it launched the program two years ago. Since 2018, it has welcomed nearly 500 new residents, according to Stewart.
Northwest Arkansas launched its program this year, in the middle of the pandemic. Other cities in the nation's heartland have similar incentives: Topeka, Kan.; North Platte, Neb.; Hamilton, Ohio; and Newton, Iowa.
But the experience of moving from the Bay Area to Oklahoma involves more than a boost to the bank account. The places are two different social ecosystems, especially when it comes to politics. Garland, a Democrat, says her new neighborhood in Tulsa is surprisingly progressive. But she realizes other parts of the city and state are much more conservative. And she's fine with that, even welcomes it.

"Especially in these challenging political times, you have to see the other side, " Garland says. "And so I think living in this city will give me an opportunity to have a better understanding of the other side of things. So I think it's actually very exciting."
The pandemic has unleashed a new migration in the United States. As many as 23 million Americans say they're planning to move because of the flexibility offered by remote work, according to a recent Upwork survey. Florida says if cities are affordable and have a good quality of life, newcomers will find them on their own.
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The Secret History of the First Microprocessor, the F-14, and Me

The "and Me" portion turns me off, I don't know why she feels it's necessary to insert herself into the story, but an otherwise inspiring tale of an unimpressive student finally hitting his stride and making an impressive contribution, developing the processor that enabled the F-14.
Growing up in Compton, Ray made extra cash fixing bicycles and old tube radios; in high school he was class president and a great baseball player, but he was also a B student who had difficulty reading. His teachers sometimes discounted him. One once said to him, “I wish you were as good a student as Bill.” Everybody loved Bill. Math genius, they said. When Ray took an aptitude test during his senior year, he was told that he had low mechanical ability. He was told, “Don’t go into engineering.”

He made his way to the University of Idaho; Bill was off to Stanford on a baseball scholarship. Ray was struggling until he took a course called Physics of Electricity. He aced it. He got an A in calculus, made the dean’s list, and ultimately graduated with a degree in electronic engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, getting job offers from Bendix, Westinghouse, and Garrett AiResearch.
ON RAY’S FIRST day of work at Garrett, in Torrance, California, the personnel manager walked him over to a box and took off its lid. Inside was what looked like a big heavy transmission. “It was quite pretty, gears and cams and gold and silver or chrome,” Ray says. He was looking at a mechanical flight computer for an F-4 Phantom. You are the only person in your department to have taken a computer design class, the man said. Your job is to turn this into a 100 percent electronic computer for a new airplane.
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