Starbuck

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  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: FDL is Friendships by msmolly.

    2014-10-24 10:31:24View | Delete

    We are more civilized than on other similar forums in the Internet. One, called the Lounge, familiar to those using Photoshop who participate in their forums actually got to the point of lives being threatened and worse! It no longer exists.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: FDL is Friendships by msmolly.

    2014-10-24 10:28:41View | Delete

    FYI, CW means continuous Wave. It’s the condition which occurs when you turn on the transmitter, similar to a light bulb. So you turn on and off the transmitter in a known pattern with the key which is an on-off switch. The variation on CW is a modulated wave where the power or amplitude of [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: FDL is Friendships by msmolly.

    2014-10-24 10:20:20View | Delete

    Yeah, and we knew each other by our “fist”. Fist was the term that described the quality of the Morse Code sound. I knew when my buddies showed up before hearing the call sign. Then I went voice. It was never the same. Here, we don’t use a key or bug to spell out the [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: FDL is Friendships by msmolly.

    2014-10-24 09:44:53View | Delete

    I’m thinking big picture. How did we get here? I’m using examples, not suggesting the individual outcomes be the point, only that they point to the larger concept. Let me put it another way. Yesterday, we took a walk in a park which is close but not very visible. It was marvelous. A wetland along [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: FDL is Friendships by msmolly.

    2014-10-24 08:57:05View | Delete

    Correct. I rest my case.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: FDL is Friendships by msmolly.

    2014-10-24 08:55:42View | Delete

    “The trucks were in here all day vacuuming up the leaves and carting them away.” That’s my point, building systems to provide high quality energy then do do low quality work. And by quality, I don’t mean it in a how well the job is done but the quality level of the energy with respect [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy: FDL is Friendships by msmolly.

    2014-10-24 08:13:08View | Delete

    Good morning. It’s 48F this morning, after a wild day of weather thunder and even a tornado. It’s 64 inside so it is time to turn on the furnace. Each year, I try to wait out the furnace until Nov 1. So far, this is the closest I’ve come. Mostly due to the fact that [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 10:54:00View | Delete

    Unfortunately, sometimes a key point is missed. I hate that more than I hate what their politics might be. And so far as that goes, I apply my perspective on sources I do respect.

    Sneaky devils, on both sides!

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 10:43:37View | Delete

    I have to “spell it out” so to say, to nail the definition. My poor brain no longer retains the drumming!

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 10:36:15View | Delete

    Moving on to thermodynamics……

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 10:34:09View | Delete

    Sorry. No ceegar. You said “takedown” I could not find a definition for that form but take down is defined. Version 3 comes closest: “to lower the spirit or vanity of” So my “take” on that is because it was published in National Review, the spirit of it become questionable. Post #12 reflects this [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 10:25:16View | Delete

    Thanks. I actually knew that and deliberately misused it. It’s my mischievous child. I can’t help it!

    The key for me is to remove the ‘ and spell it out. In this case, it’s means it is.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 10:02:04View | Delete

    Its idiotic, correct?

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 09:55:53View | Delete

    Principle: Even a clock that’s stopped is right twice a day (12 hr version, of course!).

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 09:54:44View | Delete

    “This” means dismissing the information as a function of the publishing venue.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 09:51:01View | Delete

    I said more often than I would like to, which is a value judgement on my part. To generalize, (a minefield to be sure!) when I see a take-down of comments or information that is done so as a matter of published source, I get my antennae up. For years, it was Wikipedia and still [...]

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 09:43:41View | Delete

    Lord help us if some of these are engineering or science.

  • Starbuck commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-23 09:16:11View | Delete

    As usual, I’m late for to the game which usually results in few take-ups of my pov, but here goes anyway. I read the article. At best it is disingenuous, but not (likely) false. Taken at face value and dissociating it from it’s vessel itself (would you be critical if it was an article here?), [...]

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