Yesterday at the Texas Tech-Iowa State game, Vanilla Ice performed at halftime with the Texas Tech Pom Squad. Those girls hadn’t yet been born when he was topping the charts. 😎
Back in May, 2018, we had a post here about rice cookers. That was about a very high-end unit, but the bottom of the line products often used a remarkably clever means to cook perfect rice every time, regardless of variables such as the kind of rice, altitude, initial temperature of the water, and the exact quantities of rice and water (within reasonable limits) put into the cooker. Here is a Technology Connections video about how they did it.
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I have great hope for Attorney General William P. Barr. He has staked out a position and seems to be marshaling the needed forces to hold that position. He clearly must be making them sweat, because the Resistance attacks on him are getting longer and more unhinged. The latest example is a very long hit piece that is the main feature in the New Yorker.
This latest hatchet job is by David Rohde. I do not recommend that you read it. I will supply a link in a comment.
Instead, read the take-down by Mollie. She rips it to pieces, not by defending Barr, whose defense she leaves to others. No, Mollie goes to work on turf that she owns. Her counterattack on Barr’s behalf is based on journalistic malpractice.
As some of you know, one of my hobbies is model railroading. In following up on that I belong to a few Facebook groups that are in that vein. One is a group called “Switchers and Critters”. Switchers, (in England and a few other places called shunters), are small engines that are used to sort out the rail cars at a railroad yard, to organize them into trains in the order that they may be dropped off. The other, Critters, are a mixed breed, some are shop built, railroad shop that is, for specific purposes or uses. Some are rare special purpose bought by a railroad. In that group I found this “Critter”. With a tip of the Hat to John, I present a Swiss Army Knife on wheels! Seriously this is a vehicle used for maintenance on the Swiss Federal Railway.
How is that for advertising! We got a whole year named after us. 2020 is the Year of the Rat. We even got these other years named after us.
|Start date||End date||Heavenly branch|
|11 February 1804||30 January 1805||Wood Rat|
|23 January 1816||16 January 1817||Fire Rat|
|14 February 1828||3 January 1829||Earth Rat|
|2 February 1840||22 January 1841||Metal Rat|
|20 February 1852||3 February 1853||Water Rat|
|8 February 1864||26 January 1865||Wood Rat|
|26 January 1876||12 February 1877||Fire Rat|
|12 February 1888||30 January 1889||Earth Rat|
|31 January 1900||18 February 1901||Metal Rat|
|18 February 1912||5 February 1913||Water Rat|
|5 February 1924||23 January 1925||Wood Rat|
|24 January 1936||10 February 1937||Fire Rat|
|10 February 1948||28 January 1949||Earth Rat|
|28 January 1960||14 February 1961||Metal Rat|
|15 February 1972||2 February 1973||Water Rat|
|2 February 1984||19 February 1985||Wood Rat|
|19 February 1996||6 February 1997||Fire Rat|
|7 February 2008||25 January 2009||Earth Rat|
|25 January 2020||11 February 2021||Metal Rat|
|11 February 2032||30 January 2033||Water Rat|
|30 January 2044||16 February 2045||Wood Rat|
|15 February 2056||3 February 2057||Fire Rat|
|3 February 2068||22 January 2069||Earth Rat|
|22 January 2080||8 February 2081||Metal Rat|
|7 February 2092||26 January 2093||Water Rat|
Long story somewhat shortened…
I “used to be” a darn good “investigative trouble shooter”, I looked at things from nearly every angle. Then I had to take a job at the casino. I had to fix things fast because a guest was waiting. Well It made me jump to conclusions rather than looking at things from every angle.... [Read More]
Traffic signals can operate as a dumb clock. So many seconds of green in this direction, then a yellow clearance interval, then red for that direction while some number of seconds times down for green in the other direction. The engineer sets the times, and then turns it loose.
Old traffic signals in the 1950s operated that way. An electric motor turned a shaft, and on that shaft was a series of cams. Each cam was identified with a signal display. The cam was made with break-off “ears,” so that, as the shaft turned, the cam only made contact with the lead for that display for a portion of the rotation of the shaft.... [Read More]
For a university professor emeritus, think tank fellow, writer for National Review, who is fluent in Greek and Latin, Victor Davis Hanson gets outside the bubble (What’s your score? Mine is 26.) more than most conservative pundits. In the January 2020 edition of the U.S. edition of The Spectator, he explains “Why Trump will win again in 2020”.
My reasons for thinking Trump was going to be elected in 2016 were entirely unscientific. One of my Hoover Institution colleagues recently reminded me of my data-free, amateurish and bothersome predictions.... [Read More]
Been a while, but here goes….
No doubt some of you have seen this before, please hold your knowledge of the exact answer for a while or contact me via private text.... [Read More]
Russia, Syria, and Iran are killing, or on their way to killing, thousands of innocent civilians in Idlib Province. Don’t do it! Turkey is working hard to stop this carnage.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2019
Half a million refugees are now fleeing to try to find safety after civilians were targeted by Syrian air strikes in areas held by the Turkish incursion.
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