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by Warrl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Give A Chance 2021-01-21
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Give A Chance 2021-01-21

I doubt that Dale is used to things falling flat...
by Warrl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: The Cool Aunt 2021-01-18
Replies: 34
Views: 219

Re: The Cool Aunt 2021-01-18

Many hundred hand cranks later, the mixture was poured out, sifted, and then into bags. The sifting was important. The finer the grind, the faster the explosion, because more exposed surface in proportion to mass... which means the immediate pressure would be higher, from any given amount of powder...
by Warrl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: The Cool Aunt 2021-01-18
Replies: 34
Views: 219

Re: The Cool Aunt 2021-01-18

There's a reason why old-fashioned powder houses, if they couldn't reasonably be put waytheheckoverthere, had very sturdy walls plus the outside of the door would face a separate but similarly sturdy wall, but the flimsiest roofs they could manage and still keep the rain and snow out...
by Warrl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: The Cool Aunt 2021-01-18
Replies: 34
Views: 219

Re: The Cool Aunt 2021-01-18

And the sergeant was satisfied with my explanation of why I knew what I knew (among other things, industrial safety courses that included lessons about how to not blow yourself up by accident). He would have been less happy with my answer... "oh, I'm just an ordinary guy who actually remembers some...
by Warrl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: The Cool Aunt 2021-01-18
Replies: 34
Views: 219

Re: The Cool Aunt 2021-01-18

"Everything can be an explosive" is less true than "everything can be a weapon"... but still, lots of things can be explosives.
by Warrl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Expectations and Murder 2021-01-19
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Expectations and Murder 2021-01-19

Does that make her one of the winged women?

(Or perhaps a whole bunch of them?)
by Warrl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Some parents throw out your comic books...
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Some parents throw out your comic books...

But if your parents have agreed to let you store your stuff at their place, and you've taken care of neatly stacking it in an out-of-the-way place with their approval, and they then go through it and throw stuff out... (If you've moved out and left stuff in piles on every horizontal surface in your ...
by Warrl
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5809
Views: 1163740

Re: More Stuff

FreeFlier wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:35 pm
I should mention that the rat I shot was in a trap and cornered . . . I went and got the rifle and the ammo, shoved the barrel into his face, and pulled the trigger when he tried to bite the muzzle.
Definitely hard to miss at that range...
by Warrl
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Wapsi Square General Discussion
Topic: Tina, Tina, boBinna
Replies: 485
Views: 174813

Re: Tina, Tina, boBinna

Wonder if Nadette has asked Atsali to teach her to fly...

(If she can take the form of a balloon poodle or a flightsuit, I have no doubt that she can do a bat or bird.)
by Warrl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5809
Views: 1163740

Re: More Stuff

I detest glue boards because I consider them inhumane. I have nothing against killing the suckers, I just feel that there's no reason to add torture to the list. I use snap traps. (They pitch glue boards as being a humane trap, yet you've already listed why they definitely aren't. People don't chec...
by Warrl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I'm about to nuke my hard drive(s)!
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: I'm about to nuke my hard drive(s)!

These days, it would probably work better to have one OS as the "real" operating system, and install/run the other in a virtual-machine environment provided by the first. Doing this efficiently does require a reasonably recent PC (one with hardware virtualization support) but it has become quite pr...
by Warrl
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays 2020 2020-12-23
Replies: 11
Views: 976

Re: Happy Holidays 2020 2020-12-23

ziggy78eog wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:52 am
Fun fact, Georgette is wearing one of Monica’s dresses.
Nah, it would be looser across the chest.
by Warrl
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Got Lucky 2020-12-17
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Got Lucky 2020-12-17

since that last bite was rather suddenly enough.
Of drink, and victuals, and suchlike stuff
a bit too little
is just enough.
-- Piet Hein
by Warrl
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Vote.
Replies: 127
Views: 4863

Re: Vote.

Yes, it is becoming difficult to know who to trust. I dunno... I find it easy to determine whom I trust on political stuff. NOBODY. The information content of politicians' statements, media statements, and social-media statements on political matters (and in their hands pretty much everything is po...
by Warrl
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 493
Views: 53753

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

This is a great achievement of applied bioscience, but ANY other administration would have handled a pandemic better. Well, let's take a look at that. The Trump administration did a partial* shutdown of people coming to the US from China back in late January 2020 - and the Democrats criticized him,...
by Warrl
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Got Lucky 2020-12-17
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Got Lucky 2020-12-17

You know, kids, when A makes something for B to give to C, A really should tell B what it is - and, if it's edible, provide a sample (and appropriate time for B to eat the sample).
by Warrl
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Vote.
Replies: 127
Views: 4863

Re: Vote.

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/15/946381523/right-wing-embrace-of-conspiracy-is-mass-radicalization-experts-warn Right-Wing Embrace Of Conspiracy Is 'Mass Radicalization,' Experts Warn I don't remember any similar warning from them as the left embraced and wallowed in the "Trump Russian Collusion" myt...
by Warrl
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Vote.
Replies: 127
Views: 4863

Re: Vote.

At this point, with all the evidence showing up, I'd say it's no longer just a question of how much of a margin may have been obtained in one direction or the other, as much as the fact that the election has been so tainted, that we can't really tell how bad it really was and this election cannot r...