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Comment: Re:lots of history (Score 1) 167

Don't waste air fare on just it though. Make it a part of a larger trip. Visit the VLA near there as well. The main and only draw to the site is that it was the first atomic bomb test. After about a hour drive into it you spend about an hour tops looking at a pile of rubble, some left over glass, and some photos. There is a separate tour of the small farm house where it was assembled. It is a great place to go and reflect at, but it really is just a one time trip with a lot of day left to burn.

Comment: Re:"He thought the end of the world had come." (Score 1) 167

I'll admit, I have stood in awe while looking at the bomb casings at the Air Force Museum, but I did move on after making the "this here is the end of the world" statement. I've also wanted to get my photo while sitting on it as well. The world is full of horrible people like me.

Comment: Re: It is time to get up one way or the other (Score 1) 1089

by Admiral_Grinder (#49301771) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

That doesn't help when the typical work day is 11 hours long (1hr commute + 8 working + 1 lunch + 1hr home). It should really be a holiday since there is voting every year.

The polling locations have to make sense as well. My location is 2 miles from where I live in the opposite direction of my work, and the only way it is accessible is via auto. There is no sidewalks or shoulders to walk on to the place. It is also on a 5 lane state route, with a steep climb so biking it is a problem as well. There isn't even a bike rack to lock up at. I notice this because I'm a bike commuter as well.

In order for it to work for me, I have to be there the moment they open. Last time my wife was able to stay home with the kids and I traded her. She has a new job now that requires her leaving at 5:30. There is no daycare open that early (and mine is on the way to work).

Comment: Re: It is time to get up one way or the other (Score 1) 1089

by Admiral_Grinder (#49301755) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US
That doesn't help when the typical work day is 11 hours long (1hr commute + 8 working + 1 lunch + 1hr home). It should really be a holiday since there is voting every year. The polling locations have to make sense as well. My location is 2 miles from where I live in the opposite direction of my work, and the only way it is accessible is via auto. There is no sidewalks or shoulders to walk on to the place. It is also on a 5 lane state route, with a steep climb so biking it is a problem as well. There isn't even a bike rack to lock up at. I notice this because I'm a bike commuter as well. In order for it to work for me, I have to be there the moment they open. Last time my wife was able to stay home with the kids and I traded her. She has a new job now that requires her leaving at 5:30. There is no daycare open that early (and mine is on the way to work).

Comment: Re:freedom (Score 1) 1089

by Admiral_Grinder (#49301381) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

But they don't get mainstream exposure, or on ballots in all states. During the last round of debates, Gary Johnson (L) wasn't invited, and Jill Stine (G) was arrested for showing up. Gary did do a live stream during it. There was a real debate that had these 2 with 3 others put on by another group (and moderated by Larry King) and they invited Obama and Romney but neither accepted.

As for the ballots, I believe that we should have a standardized ballot system in this country that has sections for federal, state, and local runners. In the federal section anybody that filed the form with $department would be listed in it across the country. The states control their portion of it , as well with local. Counting is still done at the local level.

Comment: Re:Conform or be expelled (Score 1) 320

by Admiral_Grinder (#48765339) Attached to: HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home
Many towns don't allow trailers to be parked out on the street. It seems to be able to park on the street it needs to be able to move under its own power. They was probably in violation of town code then. Now if the trailer was parked in the driveway then it would be a HOA issue most likely.

Comment: Re:Buy Pre-terminated cables (Score 1) 279

This is what I did in my house. I have a drop ceiling basement so it made it easier. The female-female keystone modules may be the priciest part of it at $10 apiece. (I was buying 50 foot runs of cable from newegg for 10 dollars each). Been going on 5 years with now issues at all.

Comment: Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (Score 1) 602

by Admiral_Grinder (#48004787) Attached to: The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy
An the baseless low flow toilet bullshit again. Low flow toilets still save water at the end of the day. Do some math, take in consideration that you only need to flush once with either toilet to get the piss out. How many times do you piss compared to taking a squat? All "major" transactions involve at least 2 flushes unless you like feeling smug.

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