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by Shyster
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:05 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 35836
Views: 1334672

COVID-19

I was ill the week that the Omicron wave peaked in Allegheny County, but I didn't get tested at the time, so I don't know if that was Covid or not. I haven't been sick since then, and I've never had an official positive test, so maybe me.
by Shyster
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:34 pm
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Topic: dodint's Thread of Concerts and Public Events
Replies: 317
Views: 19610

dodint's Thread of Concerts and Public Events

I'd park in the Gateway Center garage and then either take the T (if I'm feeling lazy) or walk through Point State Park and walk across the Fort Duquesne Bridge (if I want some exercise). Remember the Clemente bridge is closed, so it would be farther to walk that way.
by Shyster
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:52 pm
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Topic: Cooking and Dining
Replies: 10474
Views: 638516

Cooking and Dining

Speaking of bread baking, one bread recipe I would highly recommend is Japanese Milk Bread Rolls. https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/recipes/japanese-milk-bread-rolls-recipe My SIL says that these rolls are as good or better than the milk rolls she ate when she lived in Japan, which were a favorite of...
by Shyster
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:50 pm
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Topic: Cooking and Dining
Replies: 10474
Views: 638516

Cooking and Dining

I tossed my sourdough starter last year because I wasn't baking enough sourdough bread to justify the (admittedly minor, but still) hassle of keeping it fed and alive. I didn't start it from scratch; I bought it from King Arthur. So I figure if I ever want to bake sourdough again I'll just buy some ...
by Shyster
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:41 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 8935580

Politics And Current Events

by Shyster
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:40 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

by Shyster
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:39 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 207096
Views: 8935580

Politics And Current Events

Interesting legal question on that abortion case. The abortion in question occurred in April, which was well before the SCOTUS issued its Dobbs opinion. Thus, at that time, Nebraska's 20-week abortion law was unenforceable under Roe and Casey . The government cannot pass a law that would retroactive...
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:07 pm
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Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1215
Views: 123076

Police earning the hate

7 murder convictions overturned in a single day after prosecutors stop backing group of cases tied to alleged misconduct by disgraced former Chicago police detective https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-guevara-update-eight-homicide-convictions-20220809-wy2c6wok3jhwdkuhaluxrr5pmm-story.h...
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:25 pm
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Topic: Thread of legal hubbub
Replies: 669
Views: 57225

Thread of legal hubbub

I'm mostly a defense lawyer, though, so my first through is that the parents are primarily negligent for letting their three-year-old kid play around like that.
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:17 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 8935580

Politics And Current Events

No kidding. Complaining about not being informed in advance that you are going to be served with a search warrant is like a solider in an declared war complaining that enemy soldiers didn't warn him that they were about to start shooting at him.
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:54 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 56142
Views: 3283286

Randomness Dos

The Windsor Hills driver supposedly has 13 prior car accidents on her record, including one in 2020 where two cars were totaled. Her lawyer also says that the has “documented profound mental health issues." Maybe a suicide-by-car-crash attempt? If so, she should still have the book thrown at her for...
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:45 pm
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Topic: Thread of legal hubbub
Replies: 669
Views: 57225

Thread of legal hubbub

Now there are some good causes of action for malicious prosecution and abuse of process, at least. Probably conspiracy too.
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:28 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 56142
Views: 3283286

Randomness Dos

I believe we are looking at "Scottish mince and tatties." Ground beef, carrots, onions, Worcestershire sauce, and gravy mix ("mince") served with boiled or mashed potatoes ("tatties").
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:11 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
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Views: 3283286

Randomness Dos

"Waiter, I believe someone barfed on my plate."

Seriously, what the eff is that? Looks like ground beef and carrots in some sort of sauce?
by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:37 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 207096
Views: 8935580

Politics And Current Events

by Shyster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:30 am
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Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
Replies: 1373
Views: 147161

Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

This is unexpected. Northrop Grumman and space startup Firefly Aerospace have announced that they will be partnering to develop both a new first stage for the Antares rocket and then later a new medium-lift rocket. The Antates uses a Ukrainian-built first stage with Russian engines, and getting eith...
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:16 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 207096
Views: 8935580

Politics And Current Events

Interesting. This could be a (relatively) easy way to get rid of Trump's future political ambitions. 18 U.S.C. § 2071 makes it a felony to willfully and unlawfully remove, mutilate, or destroy any record "filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any publi...
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:02 pm
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Topic: Weather Thread
Replies: 9797
Views: 527460

Weather Thread

[Looks at calendar.]

Uh, because it's August?
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:51 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 56142
Views: 3283286

Randomness Dos

Pretty much every civilization invented constellations, because boredom is universal. This discussion has caused me to learn that our "Western" constellations are older than I thought. I though they were Greek, but the Greeks basically adopted and renamed older Babylonian constellations, and many of...
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:43 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 8935580

Politics And Current Events

“They even broke into my safe,” lol. I'm a little curious as to what brand of safe and how long it took the agents to get in. Did the FBI bring a locksmith? Are there agents trained as locksmiths? Or did they just bring some angle grinders and hack the sides open? It’s probably a shoebox with SAFE ...
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:41 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 207096
Views: 8935580

Politics And Current Events

“They even broke into my safe,” lol.
I'm a little curious as to what brand of safe and how long it took the agents to get in. Did the FBI bring a locksmith? Are there agents trained as locksmiths? Or did they just bring some angle grinders and hack the sides open?
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:21 pm
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Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 56142
Views: 3283286

Randomness Dos

What the hell is the point of constellations...?
Something to do at night for the humans who lived prior to books, television, and the internet. Look at the stars and come up with stories.
by Shyster
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:56 pm
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Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 35836
Views: 1334672

COVID-19

I think the change is merely reflecting the reality we now have. While the vaccines have been good at preventing death and serious illness, they do not stop infection or transmission (slow it, but don't stop it), and there is immune escape for new variants. So we're all going to get Covid, and if yo...
by Shyster
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:49 pm
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Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1660
Views: 147608

Non-Military Aviation

For some routes it might be props or nothing, or at least fewer flights. Delta is planning to retire its 50-seat Delta Connection CRJ-200s within the next couple years, and there are no plans to replace those with new 50-seaters because there are no new 50-seaters. Airports currently serviced by tho...
by Shyster
Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:13 pm
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Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 8354
Views: 460203

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

Will any warranties transfer? If so, you would be getting almost all of the Kia's warranty (5 / 60,000), whereas the Toyota might be out of warranty already (3 / 36,000). I've owned two cars from Hyundai / Kia, and I don't have anything bad to say about them. I don't have personal experience with th...