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Comment Re:People like Musk need to do more homework (Score 1) 155

Oh, and then to boot, in Los Angeles and many parts of SoCal, lots of those tall nondescript buildings Elon might want to tunnel under are actually hidden oil rigs. Again, good luck with that, or even thinking about tunneling anywhere NEAR them.

I think Elon simply has no clue about this state's geology.

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Journal Journal: Gone Again!

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She was gone again, shortly before my elderly cat died. I refer to my muse, of course.
I looked everywhere I could think of, to no avail. Stolen again? I went for a walk, on the lookout for that aged black aged Lincoln with that blonde and that brun

Comment Bram would be better off... (Score 1) 103

...taking the failed scam that was GemCoin, and actually make it a viable thing by backing it with something other than the worthless amber which the Chinese were trying to trick everyone into thinking had value. Opals, Emeralds, Topaz, Tanzanite, Kunzite, Morganite, Jade, etc. are all highly valuable, and only need a little work to obtain. You'd probably dump far less energy in actual mining than you would running mining rigs like with current Bitcoin.

Comment Re: Louisiana is one big sinkhole (Score 4, Informative) 307

"What is the ground composed of and what does the water table underneath look like?"

That entire area is in the Mississippi Delta Floodplains. Everything from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico is practically FLOATING on a giant aquifer. All it takes is for New Madrid to go 7.5 or higher to put most of everything from Memphis down to Hattiesburg underwater. A large influx of water on the floodplains further south would probably cause a quicksand effect (and in fact there's tons of that in Louisiana) and simply wash everything away or drag much of it under the ground (as we witnessed with Katrina and New Orleans.)

Comment Re:get off your high horse (Score 1) 230

"If a veteran comes here and start using his military background to support his accusation of cowardice aimed at other users, he's opening the door to questioning his own courage."

Sounds like you think I'm a veteran. I'm not. I'm the grandchild of a very fucking high-level veteran (Lt. Colonel) who fought everything from WWII to Korea and Vietnam. He knows what real humans are composed of. You very obviously do not.

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