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

    2014-07-14 20:53:50View | Delete

    “I am more likely to not end…”
    I guess nobody cares anymore about the simple split infinitive, the one that I was taught to never do.

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Louis L’Amour by dakine01.

    2014-07-12 08:09:56View | Delete

    I remember reading once that all of us have one great novel inside. You can start with Hemingway’s advice, ‘First, write the truest thing that you know.” Or his shortest novel ever “For Sale. Baby shoes. Never used.” I don’t know about overrated,which suggests he was highly rated to begin with. Nobody ever called his [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Louis L’Amour by dakine01.

    2014-07-12 06:07:19View | Delete

    I’ve read a great number of his books. They are generally an easy read and fairly easy to get absorbed in. One of the books made into a movie was “Catlow” with Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna and Joanne Phlug. It premiered at the Galleria Cinema where I worked at the time, so I met the [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Laura Gottesdiener: Security vs. Securities by Tom Engelhardt.

    2014-06-23 21:14:53View | Delete

    If I might add, because this story really pisses me off. 1. This is what happens when amateurs think they are smarter than the pros. They don’t listen and fuck things up. 2. Due diligence has 4 parts; survey, title opinion, appraisal, and inspection. All 4 are necessary. 3. When a corporation diffuses responsibility, that [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Laura Gottesdiener: Security vs. Securities by Tom Engelhardt.

    2014-06-23 20:40:10View | Delete

    Although I read FDL several times a day, I rarely post comments because i rarely feel I can add to the discussion. This is different. I am a Professional Real Estate Inspector, the highest rank licensed by the state of Texas. I deal with exactly this issue frequently. The standards according to the international Residential [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Guilty! by cmaukonen.

    2014-06-13 04:20:56View | Delete

    I would comment on this, but then I’d feel guilty about attempting to impose my views on others.
    Now, I have to feel guilty about allowing myself to be controlled by society’s guilt mechanisms.
    Thanks a lot.

  • stratocruiser commented on the blog post How to Communicate Securely with the Media

    2014-06-12 16:58:03View | Delete

    I think you all are insufficiently paranoid.
    Any computer-based communications system is vulnerable. If someone is looking, they’re gonna find you.
    I’ll admit to being old-school. What we need are lessons in tradecraft. A website that can be accessed from Starbucks to teach people how to be spooks.

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Trying to make sense of a manic monetary theory by danps.

    2014-06-08 05:37:03View | Delete

    I fail to understand exactly what your objection is. It seems you object to its being called a theory, or maybe that, as a theory, it is being used to make predictions, or that there is no single author (ity), or something else. As far as its being a theory, it is a description of [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Old Days, Population and Extinction by cmaukonen.

    2014-05-31 04:36:05View | Delete

    Here are a couple of numbers worth thinking about; It takes about an acre of land to support a person. There are around 8 billion arable acres in the world and that number is decreasing. There are around 7 billion people in the world and that number is increasing. At some point we will have [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: The Defense Motions to Suppress by lauraw.

    2014-05-10 17:24:05View | Delete

    Colanders?

    This is known to be the headgear of the Pastafarians, a known extremist group

  • stratocruiser commented on the blog post Enabling higher profits

    2014-04-04 05:23:37View | Delete

    I personally know five people (including my wife last month) who have used guns in the house to commit suicide.
    I don’t know a single person who has used a gun in the house to defend himself.

    Bad odds, I’d say

  • stratocruiser commented on the blog post Two ‘Muricas

    2014-04-01 06:37:58View | Delete

    “would not fare well in prison”
    We just need more of “his kind” in the general population in prison. Then he’ll be okay.

    Win-win

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post CO2 Catastrophists’ Ramped Up Hate Speech Explained via Simple Diagram by metamars.

    2014-03-31 05:29:54View | Delete

    One of the reasons why I enjoy Scientific American is because, when I finish an article, i can feel fairly certain that all relevant questions have been answered. If not answered, they have at least been brought out into the light and exposed for the readers consideration. I remember an article a decade or two [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Over Easy: Driverless Cars by Crane-Station.

    2014-03-29 04:08:37View | Delete

    Late to the show as always. My thoughts Given as a fact that man made things break down, and that they are more likely to break down under stress, my nightmare is a driver who is given half a second when his system crashes to assess thew situation, determine corrective action and take control. You [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the blog post Because every day is “Opposite Day”

    2014-03-05 05:13:31View | Delete

    let’s try getting that one on the SAT
    See how many students get it right.

  • stratocruiser commented on the blog post Because every day is “Opposite Day”

    2014-03-05 04:54:38View | Delete

    Pogo had it right.
    “we have met the enemy and they is us”

  • While the law is sighting in on the good bishop, I would like to think the diocese’ counsel is due for some attention.
    He should be disbarred at the least.

    None of these bishops ever heard God whispering in their ear?

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post The Fantasy Camp Constitution by Tammany Tiger.

    2014-02-20 19:06:39View | Delete

    Also interesting to see how much of this screed is a corporate wet dream’ no unions, no commerce clause, no minimum wage. I can guarantee this guy is not a Harvard-trained lawyer, but it is amazing how much of their list has oozed down to these LCD types. He seems to be okay with the [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post The Fantasy Camp Constitution by Tammany Tiger.

    2014-02-20 18:33:03View | Delete

    copied from a comment of a winger on a message board. I can’t even begin to list the ways this is …distasteful. The only solution to reign in the the Marxists, is to use our Second Amendment right, as well as the right granted to us in the Declaration of Independence, and remove the Administration, [...]

  • stratocruiser commented on the diary post Don’t cheapen the Holocaust by making it shopworn by David Seaton.

    2014-02-16 09:16:01View | Delete

    There is a certain irony is all this. While not discounting the supreme evil that was Nazi Germany, it is worth noting that the Jews began their history by genocide. The land they claim that their god gave them was not empty at the time. They took it by the sword and exterminated all those [...]

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