Recent comments by Cinco-X

Outsider wrote:

Wow. $1k a month for the end of the line.

Nah! A box in an alley is still cheaper...and a lot of those efficiency appts are paid for by the gubmint. It's one way hotels have managed to fill units since the great recession.

Mike_PNW wrote:

Closing the main freeway during Friday rush hour...


Wisdom Seeker wrote:

Serious Question:
Isn't hotel space really just another form of housing?
Could the high hotel occupancy be related to the high rental prices and the high home prices?

There's a Motel 6 about 10 miles from me that is primarily housing for the destitute. It's also presumably a big drug dealing spot.

Nemo wrote:

Does it make the crowds smell any worse?


robj wrote:

What's the rate of change in Dooooooooooooooom!!! ?

1st or 2nd derivative?

What Is Skunk Spray Israel Uses on Palestinians? | Al Jazeera America

  • Israel security forces say putrid-smelling spray is a nonlethal crowd control tool; some activists call it punishment. Odortec did not respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment in time for publication but maintains on its website that Skunk is organic, nontoxic and even drinkable.

Israel can't win...

poicv2.0 wrote:

Second again Rant Story of my life.

I thought your wife says you're usually first...

Blackhalo wrote:

If poic was a dog...

Thank you so daughter will love that.

Four more carmakers join diesel emissions row | Environment | The Guardian

Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi’s cars are shown to emit significantly more NOx pollution on the road than in regulatory tests

Looks like these guys took Rob's advice and reverse engineered VW's ultimate solution.

tg wrote:

Maybe it's afghanistan 2.0

Nah! mountains and too much easy access. It could however be the beginning of Armageddon.

tg wrote:

Putin’s “Endgame” in Syria

Poor Erdogan. He rolled the dice and came up snake-eyes. He figured he could expand his would-be Ottoman Empire into Northern Syria, and now his dream is in a shambles. Should he deploy his warplanes to N Syria and openly challenge the Russian airforce? No, he’s not that foolish. He’s going to stay on his side of the border, stomp his feet, and lash out at “evil Putin”, but at the end of the day, he’ll do nothing.

And Washington’s not going to do anything either. Yes, Hillary and McCain have been calling for a no-fly zone over Syria, but that’s not going to happen. Putin won’t allow it and neither will the Security Council. And, on what pretext anyway? Is Obama really going to request a no-fly zone on the basis that Putin is killing “moderate” terrorists along with the “extreme” terrorists? That’s not a very compelling argument, in fact, even the American people are having a hard time swallowing that one.

Gene-editing record smashed in pigs : Nature News & Comment

For decades, scientists and doctors have dreamed of creating a steady supply of human organs for transplantation by growing them in pigs. But concerns about rejection by the human immune system and infection by viruses embedded in the pig genome have stymied research. Now, by modifying more than 60 genes in pig embryos — ten times more than have been edited in any other animal — researchers believe they may have produced a suitable non-human organ donor.

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

Maybe it's still-potent leftovers

it looked a lot like that, sans the buildings and small trailers...

robj wrote:

This would look good you, Cinco.

How about this?

tg wrote:

Tsunami Chile 2015

That's just a wimpy version of the 5 alarm Chile I cooked back in 2013...

Rob Dawg wrote:

The Speaker of the House need not be a elected/voting member of the House. Discuss.

Newt Gingrich?

Blackhalo wrote:

Which Lucas "fixed" in the later versions...


sm_landlord wrote:

The software wasn't ready. There were tremendous advances in software during the 1980s and 1990s, too late for Star Wars.

The software wasn't ready cuz there wasn't hardware to run it that was affordable. The truth is, the phone in my pocket is significantly more powerful than the Cray "super computers" of the day.

tg wrote:

How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen we can blame Carter for 9/11 too!

lawyerliz wrote:

Nobody could be smart enough to do this on purpose.

Well...not Boehner anyway.

Outsider wrote:

Baseball and football season right now? You'd think they'd space it out a little.

They spaced the seasons out too much...that's why you have hockey in June...

Fair Economist wrote:

I'm thinking a lot of shooters must have a lot of trouble with it afterwards.

Only the ones that don't deserve it.

arthur_dent wrote:

saw a short once on how they did the special effects, no real CGI involved, really amazing given the quality.

I don't think there was any real CGI in the original 2 Star Wars movies or in the first Indiana Jones movie. Computational power was just too expensive back then. I think that the Abyss was about the time you started seeing real CGI.

poicv2.0 wrote:

Obama made a good attempt but just doesn't appear to be up to the task of his predecessors.

The Middle East after Obama | National Review Online

tg wrote:

PressTV-Russia asks: What are US, allies bombing?

Putin senses the leadership vacuum and is exploiting it. Obama's foreign policy will be seen as a total disaster by all but the loyal fans of Jimmy Carter.

arthur_dent wrote:

hard to believe Blade Runner not on the list.

It's a great film, but I can definitely see how a lot of folks just wouldn't get it ...

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:

Pluto was discovered in Flagstaff.

Sure it wasn't Goofy?

lawyerliz wrote:


Prolly not.

robj wrote:

I always get the latest expert science from Watts Up my Ass.

No wonder your opinions stink.

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:

An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University killed one person and wounded three others, authorities said.

FTL: When I think of Flagstaff, I think safety," he said.

josap wrote:

I will not be occupying any hotels.

I will fact, I may have more individual stays in hotels between now an New Years than I've ever had in such a short time span.

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:

The Economic Consequences of the Peace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nice link

vtcodger wrote:

Germany? Probably not. The Nazi were...

The Germans surrendered WWI while they were still occupying parts of France. A lot of Germans thought that they shouldn't have surrendured at all, and were itching for a fight, especially given the onerous war reparations they were forced to pay by France.

Jackdawracy wrote:

What happens when a determined hacker gets into the HFT terminals?

Are we sure that hasn't happened already?

arthur_dent wrote:

another propaganda piece by the deep conspiracy austerians. There is no upper limit or none even remotely visible, for the CBs and govts to make the market, and then let it "run-off" into wherever these things "run-off" into.

Actually, I think it's been mentioned on HCN that a large portion of trades are the result of HFT activity. It's this activity that is "making the market". I also think that this could result in a plumetting in markets given the correct circumstances. I don't see the fed intervening directly in the market, so fed liquidity might not prop up the markets if fear runs freely...

sporkfed wrote:

four or more slum dogs is a litter.


poicv2.0 wrote:

May favorite coral necklace is the bright white one.

That's prolly just limestone.

John Burbank warns of liquidity crisis - Business Insider

John H. Burbank III, the chief investment officer of $4.1 billion Passport Capital, is warning of another crisis.

This time, it will be a liquidity crisis: If the market sells off again there simply won't be enough participants to take the other side of the trade.

"This is the next one—I guess I'd say this is the fourth one in 20 years. It doesn't happen very often, and it's always different. But I think the market is now going to discover just how much liquidity is in the market," Burbank said on RealVision Television, a subscription financial news service.

A Slumdog is currently about 1% of the market...maybe we'll need a :slumpack: for a 10% drop

lawyerliz wrote:

I spend some hours...turning on the roomba.

Huh!? I thought you were retired...

poicv2.0 wrote:

When I read some of the comments here I really wonder how badly some bloggers were beaten with a stupid stick while growing up.

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is paying for this all?

vtcodger wrote:

See why I'm dubious?

Denier! Pitchforks and Torches

lawyerliz wrote:

But we need to stop spewing garbage into the air and ocean.

Needs More Cowbell Needs More Cowbell Needs More Cowbell