Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Jonas Salk went to a lot of trouble

He almost single-handedly ended the polio epidemic.

Shame to waste that effort, but for lack of understanding.

Then again, inbred goatherds with sub-100 IQ's, who cling to a death-cult wrapped in "religion," will not tolerate something like facts nor reason in such matters.

H/T to Remus.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tell me, WHO is claiming privilege here?

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monumental loss

The most perfect example of the development of the High Gothic, as originally proposed by Abbot Suger, The cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris has had its roof consumed by fire.

Almost nine centuries it has stood for all to learn from and appreciate.

I can only hope the masonry structure can be salvaged and the roof rebuilt.

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

God help us all

That bit in the article about safeguards...

Safeguards. Yeah, how does one, you know, actually DO that when it comes to that specific tribe?
"...If I'm wrong, then we're at war; God help us all" 
      - Mr. Hunter, Crimson Tide
I'm certainly not very religious, but I look at the world around me and every day it seems to devolve, swirling around a decaying spiral of awfulness, and the worsening is picking up speed.

I'm almost to the point prayer.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

The pussies are easy to spot


You boys don't have a fucking clue.

Can't wait.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Hit and miss

First, the hit; 
"There are already enough firearms of every sort loose in this land to commence hot civil warfare and they will not be surrendered by their owners. The horses are out of the barn on that one, even if sales of military-style weapons are outlawed. Any effort to confiscate them from people already possessing them will only provoke more overt antagonism between the two poles of American politics — and would probably lead to exactly the sort of violence that sober observers discern on the horizon."
Yes, and those who insist that passing a law to ban firearms, regardless of action, features, caliber, et al., will actually accomplish their stated goals is a fucking moron of the highest order. You'd have about as much luck with un-inventing the wheel.

For those scratching their heads, confused about what I just said, well, that fucking morons thing...

...And the miss, and its bigger than Kunstler can possibly imagine;
"Our battered American common culture and its expression in political consensus ought to start with the foundation of the social contract: the agreement to not slaughter each other."
No, there is no contract. Nor has there EVER been one. Not here, not in Europe, not in the history of mankind, as a matter of fact, has there ever been one and Ma Nature surely doesn't give a shit about that ridiculous concept, and in fact, is outright opposed to it. The fact that there were a bunch of sober, clear-thinking men (don't get me started down this road, pansies) back in the late 18th century who recognized the very nature of mankind, and did, for the very first time, something about leveling the field, FOR EVERYONE, is about as close as we've ever come.

The gun confiscation bit is yet another step, directly away from that ideal, and toward the slaughter of each other that he mentions.

Check your history, even recent history, if you don't believe me.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A snippet into my life

Some people think the life of the architect to be quite glamorous, filled with parties in the evening, nice clothing, hobnobbing with the power-elite, fancy, imported cars, and of course, slick buildings out of glossy magazines.

I can personally attest to you, dear reader, this rock-star, cosmopolitan figure is NOTHING of the day-to-day grind that is the real world for most of us.

I am currently performing code research on a certain building I am "designing," (a laughable term, I think) which will be in south Florida. As part of this research, I am ascertaining what logical lengths we will need to go to meet the energy conservation requirements as set forth in the model building code, which happens to be the Florida Building Code, 2017.

It references another Florida standard, the Florida Energy Conservation Code, where I ran across this bit, regarding equipment buildings, exempting them from compliance with certain insulation standards;
"4.Have an average wall and roof U-factor less than 0.200 in Climate Zones 1 through 5 and less than 0.120 in Climate Zones 6 through 8."
So, you may ask, what's the issue?

Florida, as you may realize, is a rather warm and humid climate, year-round, largely due to its maritime proximity, being a peninsula at low latitude in a warm, shallow ocean.

If one looks at the various climate zones in Florida, you'd notice that the word various means precisely TWO. That'd be zones 1 and 2. For the whole state.

Why is it, may I ask, that the FLORIDA ENERGY CODE even mentions, MENTIONS, the other SIX, which covers the rest of CONUS?!?

The shit I have to deal with.

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