Saturday Jul 26, 2008

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It seems that every time I turn around, there is yet another NutJob proposal for a Constitutional Amendment to ban some activity (Flag Burning, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Teaching Evolution, _____________, etc.) or promote some other activity (Flag Waving, Parental Notification, Straight Monogamy, Teaching Creationism, _____________,).

Typically, the arguments against these amendments have been calm and thoughtful, asserting that the activity in question is no real...
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mattacme:

I've been noting with interest how the most successful active motorcycle roadracer is getting his engineers to make the front end more laterally flexible than it was prior to his riding that brand of bike. After decades of making everything stiffer it takes Rossi to get the Ducati techs to make the bike more rider friendly and forget what the theories are so sure of. Do you follow racing at all?

mattacme:

MotoGP testing starts soon and it's the first time that the prototypes will be going wheel to wheel with more pedestrian engined (and engineered) chassis bikes that are part of a new sub-class. Could be interesting. Or not.

Friday Dec 21, 2007

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Well, I finally went to see a doctor, and I am happy to report that after 39 years of smoking, I do not have cancer or emphysema, nor have I caught tuberculosis from living in the barrio for 10 years. I had intended to quit smoking somehow, someday, and the month-long + respiratory illness helped me along. On the second day, I was hacking so badly...
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rebekahgraves:

Its always good to find out you do not have cancer or emphysema.

Sunday Nov 18, 2007

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The air conditioning finally got fixed toward the end of September. I usually only run it in the late afternoon and evening when the heat is at its worst. Even this late in the year, if I forget to switch it on the temperature in my room will easily climb to 80 F. by 10:00 PM.

I'm at the tail end of one...
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Sunday Aug 19, 2007

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The air conditioning in my room has broken down again. Right now the temperature is 90 F and climbing. Things could be worse, last year the breakdown came in April.

I screwed up, forgot just when the end of summer term was, so I didn't drop the Photo Lab class in time to preserve my retake option, and I didn't clean out my...
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priapos:


I suspect homophobes are nervous about occasionally being subject to the kind of unwanted masculine attention that women have to put up with all the time.


I have said that same thing, just not quite as eloquently.

greybeard:

Just so-so, neither great nor terrible. I've been very distracted, but have made time to shuffle through my thumbnail notes and expand some of them into actual coherent thoughts and commentary.