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by Warrl
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991972

Re: More Stuff

Typeminer wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:23 pm
In particle physics, every experiment for the past 10 or 12 decades has proven that they need a bigger accelerator. :mrgreen:
I think THAT theory is well-supported by now...
by Warrl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991972

Re: More Stuff

There is no such thing as a science experiment gone wrong. In every science experiment you either get the result you expected and thus add support to your theory (win!), or get a different result and are on track to learn something new (win!). Unfortunately, sometimes the new thing you learn is tha...
by Warrl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31676

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

and the only variation from previous years over the timeframe in question was COVID-19 Not quite - there's also the COVID-19-inspired lockdown , which apparently has caused a surge in suicides and opioid overdoses . And traffic fatalities are a divided issue... they are down about 8% , which sounds...
by Warrl
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: {... cricket ... cricket ...}
Replies: 46
Views: 627

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Sapient ones.

Castela does seem more mobile than the average blackthorn, so maybe she's part tumbleweed.
by Warrl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)

Many years ago I was in the habit of beginning and ending online passwords with a space. Would have confused the heck out of anyone who got hold of my paper list of passwords. But then I got a computer with Windows, and the password dialogs in (at least that version of) Windows automatically strippe...
by Warrl
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 205
Views: 60190

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Every good fiction writer gets into arguments with their own characters... and usually loses. A writer at one SF con recommended that writers should wear bluetooth earpieces for their phones - really conspicuous ones. That way people will think they're on the phone, rather than arguing with themselv...
by Warrl
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 205
Views: 60190

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Typeminer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 am
a free 8-track razor. :lol:
I think if they keep this up, the razor manufacturers are going to reinvent the venetian blind...
by Warrl
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Wapsi Square Fan Art
Topic: Full Disclosure discussion section
Replies: 109
Views: 30564

Re: Full Disclosure discussion section

Similar: a few weeks ago I sent my daughter a message "Is there something you haven't been telling us?" along with a link. Seems a guy who abbreviates his first name the same way she sometimes abbreviates hers, and has the same last name, is a freelance journalist in another state.... (Could be wors...
by Warrl
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991972

Re: More Stuff

Hm... I appear to have hsqldb, mariadb (never heard of it before), virtuoso (ditto), postgresql, sqlite, and mysql all installed. And whatever libreoffice-base uses by default, if it isn't on that list. Also some tools for working with an MSAccess .mdb database. Even though I currently can't run Acc...
by Warrl
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991972

Re: More Stuff

The only times I use Linux is for a rare few software that don't work well in Linux (or have fewer features in the Linux version), such as teleconferencing software (ooVoo, at first, then Skype, and now ZOOM), or to work on my friend's MS Access database. I've tried to get MS Office to run in Linux...
by Warrl
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991972

Re: More Stuff

Well, it would be hard to argue against "twisted"...
by Warrl
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991972

Re: More Stuff

Well, it looks like I'll have to go to trade school after all. Nobody who is hiring apprentices without any experience will call me after I apply. At the very least, they could have the courtesy to a person why they can't (won't) hire them, even when the posting has been up for several weeks. That ...
by Warrl
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Wapsi Square Fan Art
Topic: Possession
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Possession

(Also, there really is a Saint Bartholomew's in Wayzata, MN.) Wayzata problem? I'll get me coat.... Well, it isn't really a problem now, but it was founded a long time ago when the Twin Cities metropolitan area hadn't spread nearly so far, so Saint Bartholomew's was a wayzata town. (deposits some v...
by Warrl
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Wapsi Square Fan Art
Topic: Possession
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Possession

(Also, there really is a Saint Bartholomew's in Wayzata, MN.)
by Warrl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Wapsi Square Fan Art
Topic: Possession
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Possession

Atomic wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:55 pm
Somehow, I sense I may have been an inspiration...
Not exactly, but I needed a church (preferably Catholic) and someone in it who'd be para-aware, and I remembered that scene.

There's also a section of dialog that is borrowed almost directly from the comic.
by Warrl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Wapsi Square Fan Art
Topic: Possession
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Possession

Sister Luke had just finished sweeping the nave of St. Bartholomew's and was reaching for the door when someone began banging on it from outside. It took but a moment to decide which side of the large double door was being assaulted, and she carefully opened the other side and stepped through it, af...
by Warrl
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31676

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

A lot of folks also forget a few minor details, like the size of the US when compared to most other countries, our population size and density And the non-homogeneity of our population density. The nationwide population density is in two digits per square mile if I remember correctly, but the major...
by Warrl
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Pen Launch (YT) 2020-06-24
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Pen Launch (YT) 2020-06-24

The question will be whether Kath can suppress her laughter until Atsali's out of hearing range.
by Warrl
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31676

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

It's too soon to know THAT is what I think we need to hear more of. IMHO there has been far too much certainty on every side of this argument. Seriously, I've seen the results of a small test group, with no control group, cited as proof positive that a certain drug works in certain sorts of cases. ...
by Warrl
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31676

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

Reports i've seen from various knowledgeable sources {i.e., epidemiologists and disease experts} say that COVID-19 has a fatality rate anywhere between ten and thirty times that of seasonal flu. If an epidemiologist says something like that, I'm inclined to trust it. However, if an epidemiologist s...