INTERESTING: Do planning boards keep up with technology?

Friday, August 26, 2016

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/08/25/mathmetician-solves-puzzle-parking-lots/

AUTO TECH
Mathmetician solves puzzle of parking lots
The Sun
Published August 25, 2016

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All planners need to do is place the bays at a 45 degree angle, which cuts down the turning circle required and therefore needs a smaller access lane, freeing up more space for parking.

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I find this fascinating.

Large?

Peplos Republic of Nu Jerzee has some HUGE ones.

I’d imagine that this would be an easy update.

Wanna bet that it’s not permitted by zoning codes!!!

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Walter E. Williams proposes a thought experiment

Saturday, July 23, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/07/walter-e-williams/crime-infested-neighborhoods/

Challenges for Black People: Part II
By Walter E. Williams
July 20, 2016

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Here’s an experiment. Meet with black people such as Reps. John Conyers (age 87), Charles Rangel (86), Eddie Bernice Johnson (80), Alcee Hastings (79) and Maxine Waters (77). Ask them whether their parents would have tolerated their assaulting and cursing teachers or any other adult. I bet you the rent money that their parents — or any other parents they knew when they were growing up — would not have accepted the grossly disrespectful behavior seen today among many black youngsters, using foul language and racial epithets. Older blacks will tell you that had they behaved that way, they would have felt serious pain in their hind parts. If blacks of past generations would not accept such self-destructive behavior, why should today’s blacks accept it?

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Pretty easy to know what the parents of yesteryear would or would not tolerate.

The problem is the socialism of the “Secular Progressive” movement.

Welfare destroys communities and the incentive to do better.

We, as a society, can not afford the lost human creativity.

With almost a third of the population not working, the current “boom” is doomed!

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INTERESTING: Silently changing the game — just like has been done in the USA

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3666861/The-science-perfect-free-kick-Researchers-reveal-physics-football-say-Gareth-Bale-perfect-technique.html

The science of the perfect free kick: Researchers reveal the physics of football’s set piece – and say Gareth Bale has the perfect technique

  • A ball in flight experiences what is called called the Magnus force
  • Backspins have been deemed useless for for free kick 
  • Sidespin used if shot is under-hit and topspin used to bring ball down fast
  • Wales player Gareth Bale help us as ‘perfect’ player

By KEN BRAY WITH THE CONVERSATIONPUBLISHED: 18:01 EST, 29 June 2016 | UPDATED: 18:38 EST, 29 June 2016

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For nearly 40 years the ball’s panel pattern followed the classic hexagon-pentagon format with 32 panels, but in 2006 the design changed radically.

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So “Football” (aka Soccer) is not the same, but it has change silently for some reason.

Just like Baseball and Football changed to make the game more “exciting”.

I guess that nothing cane just be “historically accurate”!

So sad. Put an ASTERISK on every “record book”.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Flaws from “The Walking Dead” last night

Monday, April 4, 2016

https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/the-walking-dead-season-6-finale-negan-kills-spoilers-episode-16-1201744464/

‘The Walking Dead’ Finale: Negan Makes His Mark in Bloody Debut (SPOILERS)
 News Editor Laura Prudom News Editor @lauinla 
APRIL 3, 2016 | 07:35PM PT 

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Negan then proceeded to play his sadistic game, but the final moments of the episode switched to the perspective of his victim, showing Negan bringing down Lucille on someone’s head. As the casualty’s vision blurred and ears began to ring, blood dripped down the camera before the screen cut to black, even as the audio kept playing the sounds of impact and the rest of the survivors’ screams. Ouch.

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Sorry, but you don’t go blundering around “looking” for trouble.

Guess none of the survivors ever had any military training or even read any of the many field manuals.

Argh!

A sniper could have wiped out any of the ambushes. 

Wouldn’t you put scouts out ahead of your advance?

How about NOT driving blindly down a road with high banks on either side of the narrow road and then act surprised that there’s an ambush?

Argh!

I have read a lot and even written in the genre “Post Apocalyptic World Fiction” aka PAW. This is lame! If it was presented to the “survivalist” community, then it’d be laughed off the bulletin board.

IMHO if this is “successful” PAW, even if it is on the off brand AMC cable channel, then the viewers are very uncritical or uncaring.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: UTC is the ONLY “time zone”!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3452639/Should-time-zones-SCRAPPED-Plan-global-universal-clock-end-confusion-travellers.html

Should time zones be SCRAPPED? A global universal clock based on the Earth’s rotation could ‘end confusion for travellers’ (but it might be dark at midday!)

  • Researchers claim the internet has ‘annihilated’ time and space on Earth
  • There are 40 different time zones in use in different parts of the world
  • These create confusion for travellers, financial markets and governments
  • Adopting UTC around the world would simplify things, the scientists argue 

By RICHARD GRAY FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 06:18 EST, 18 February 2016 | UPDATED: 08:39 EST, 18 February 2016

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Yes.

I’ve ranted about this often.

As early as 3/14/10!

https://reinkefaceslife.com/2010/03/14/technology-just-use-gmt/

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Walmart snookered the DC Gooferment

Sunday, January 17, 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/district-leaders-furious-walmart-wont-build-stores-in-poor-neighborhoods/2016/01/15/3425f5fa-bbb3-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

District leaders furious Walmart breaking promise to build stores in poor neighborhoods

By Aaron C. Davis and Sarah Halzack January 15 at 8:41 PM   

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Walmart abruptly announced Friday that it was abandoning a promise to build stores in Washington’s poorest neighborhoods, an agreement that had been key to the deal allowing the retailer to begin operating in the nation’s capital.

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Simple answer is why didn’t you insist that the poor neighborhood stores be build first?

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District leaders furious Walmart breaking promise to build stores in poor neighborhoods


INTERESTING: Keep “the game” on the field

Friday, January 15, 2016

http://www.sbnation.com/2016/1/10/10743904/steelers-bengals-joey-porter-foul

The late penalty that doomed the Bengals was provoked by a Steelers coach illegally on the field
By Cyd Zeigler  @CydZeigler on Jan 11, 2016, 7:33a 

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In thinking back on that game, there was a lot of action on the field by players not in the game, spectators, and various coaches.

That’s just not right. 

Seems like we need a rule like hockey’s third man in rule. I’d keep the coaches, bystanders, and not-in-the-game players off the field. Like a TWO game misconduct! 

Sorry, but “the game” is sacrosanct. What the players do is what should matter; not anything else.

The various administrators of the game should take steps to protect the integrity of the game.

Basketball coaches are restricted to their “box”.

Ditto for the other sports.

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