Starbuck

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  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: Conflict Minerals by Crane-Station.

    2014-04-16 11:31:32View | Delete

    No such term as resouvar species. Reservoir species is substituted in a search.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: False Choices and the New Cold War by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-04-15 14:56:39View | Delete

    Perhaps my lack of interest in CC is because so much is happening here and my SO is up to her eyeballs in it. So internal squabbles on the east coast isn’t the kind of change to which I can relate.

    Ah, well…..

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: False Choices and the New Cold War by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-04-15 08:06:19View | Delete

    Still up.

    No feedback so nothing more to say.

    CC is a non-issue for me.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: False Choices and the New Cold War by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-04-15 06:25:46View | Delete

    I recall a book by Chris Hedges, about 2002 called “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning”. I read it back then and some of his thinking comes back. War is seductive. Look at the success of the 26 part series “Victory at Sea” with Richard Rodgers writing some of his best music. 13 [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: False Choices and the New Cold War by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-04-15 05:31:29View | Delete

    Good morning! I have been feeling the menace in the ether for many days now, especially early in the morning, just as I wake up. Some of it is my own personal stuff, but when these elements settle, the unease continues, albeit subdued. It indicates to me that great change is under way. We are [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Transport Cycling and Austin’s Awesome Bike Plan by BruceMcF.

    2014-04-14 18:44:21View | Delete

    If light rail is to have any hope of serving the bike community and the walk-on equally, a better job of handling bikes without jamming the isles and exits needs to be done. I would use it as an extension of biking if I knew that getting on and off would not inconvenience the walk-on’s [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 15:17:37View | Delete

    Hmmm, what are pornographic items?

    Pornography
    I don’t see a list of them here.

    Of course, any such “Tools” used in porno film becomes part of that record making but as a personal aid?

    Just me being my inquisitive self!

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 09:30:59View | Delete

    I have one for you…….

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Sunday Train: Transport Cycling and Austin’s Awesome Bike Plan by BruceMcF.

    2014-04-14 08:49:44View | Delete

    This seems to assume that weather conditions do not affect bike stats. Portland OR has long, rainy and cold conditions, requiring more substantial gear to keep dry, increasing wind resistance and wind buffering problems (or a significant cost for biking friendly weather protection). In any case, that “strong and fearless cyclist” here, on too many [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 07:54:19View | Delete

    World’s highest minimum wage on ballot.

    Would you believe $25/hr? I got less than that as an IT contractor!

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 06:53:51View | Delete

    That link takes me to a sign up site on Google for Picasa.

    Today is when Google’s terms of service change.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 06:51:21View | Delete

    Taken about a mile below Hanford. The Wash/OR delegation should get it all day!

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 06:29:40View | Delete

    It shows, it shows! /s

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 06:28:49View | Delete

    Ultimately, it’s the radioactive compounds, getting into the Columbia that will be the most devastating, possibly turning the entire Columbia River Basin into a dead zone, at least for water supplies. That watershed I mentioned a moment ago, if that goes, the Columbia well fields become a major source. It is already carrying contamination from [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 06:21:05View | Delete

    The closest I recall recently was the fire in Colorado Springs. There was a huge fire in the early 1900′s in northern Idaho and Montana. Had there been major cities then…. IIRC, that fire prompted TDR to create the Forest Service. On a similar note, the protected area in Mt Hood N.F containing Bull Run, [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 06:09:11View | Delete

    I know all that, although, since the writers were not actually there and taking measurements, elements of SWAG come into play.

    Had I been writing, I would take the tack like “It’s looking like our…

    My POV, of course. Sarcasm in scientific, or purported scientific reporting leaves me queasy.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 06:02:11View | Delete

    Oh dear, my favorite Chile city, Valparaiso, severely damaged by fire! Damn, and I have been wanting to visit there for many years. The tech school I attended is in Valparaiso IN. where I first encountered the name. It’s a beautiful name, both written and spoken. I wanted to see the namesake city itself. 10,000 people [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-04-14 05:47:33View | Delete

    Oh c’mon now BT. Chortling over SWAG’s that turn out to be right doesn’t fit the profile of good scientific reporting. Where the bloggers were years ago is moot. These sorts of comments leads to the conclusion that “common sense” prevails over careful experimental evidence. Besides,it’s blatant cherry picking. Two steps later and we have [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the blog post Stumbling Past Econ 101

    2014-04-13 12:52:25View | Delete

    Predatory has been the name of the game for ages.

    “Go West, Young Man.”

    All the way to the Orient.

    However, living itself is predatory, a fact missed by those who decry the lion taking the wildebeest.

  • Starbuck commented on the blog post Stumbling Past Econ 101

    2014-04-13 12:24:05View | Delete

    Field indeed! They are having a field day at our expense.

    I must confess that Econ 101 bored me to tears. It was required for graduation so I changed schools. And it wasn’t the math. I majored in EE.

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