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Comment Re:The old struggling to fight off the new (Score 1) 259

A big difference between fire code handling for public accommodations like hotels and the handling for private residences is the frequency of inspections. Hotels are inspected at regular intervals, like annually. Most homes are only inspected after they are built or after major renovations.

That gap leaves a lot of opportunity for someone to do something stupid, like letting the batteries in the smoke detectors die, blocking doors, making windows impossible to open, etc.

Comment Re: What is this I don't even (Score 1) 268

I don't think it's a particular direction; the point is more that the distortion behaves like a normal physical object in that it can be rotated by someone picking it up and moving it. Some other phenomena like electron clouds only exhibit measurable orientations in the presence of other charged particles.

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