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Occupation:physicist / radar engineer
Number of Posts:1009
Registered on:12/29/2005
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re: Know anybody who has a Physics Degree - M. A. Ryland
I got my Physics BS from LSU. Went on to get PhD at U Maryland. I now do Radar (design, build, develop algorithms, etc...). Not what I studies in grad school! We consider Physics to be one of the best degrees when hiring. You generally get really smart people who like to really understand the ...
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re: CVS stops selling cigs... sales of other stuff tumbles - M. A. Ryland
I stopped going to CVS when they stopped selling cigs. just on principal....
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re: UFO buzzes Virgin Atlantic plane taking off from JFK - M. A. Ryland
obligatory [link=(https://xkcd.com/1235/)]XKCD[/link]...
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re: Typhoon Soudelor: proof positive of climate change - M. A. Ryland
according to the National Weather Service (via Weather underground), this storm is currently a Cat 4 with 150 mph sustained winds. It peaked as a cat 5 with 180 mph sustained. a serious storm, but there have been many worse ones (Katrina, Camille, Gilbert, Andrew, etc...). I think someone conf...
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re: Obama pledges to help secure Turkey's border - M. A. Ryland
[quote]That's nobody's business but the Turks[/quote] Even old New York was once New Amsterdam....
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re: How do we fix the obesity epidemic? - M. A. Ryland
[quote]How do we fix the obesity epidemic?[/quote] Unless you are fat, it isn't your problem so don't worry about it....
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re: Does the average person pay with cash anymore? - M. A. Ryland
I use cash for almost everything but online orders and at the gas pump. ...
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re: IRS Scandal: I was targeted and I've got proof it was a Democratically-led - M. A. Ryland
[quote]Thank God this is the first time in history that politicians have sought to derail their opposition.[/quote] I think this is the first time in history where the administration has been shown to use the power of the IRS as a political weapon. this truly is an unprecedented level of corru...
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re: WTF IS a SJW? - M. A. Ryland
[quote]so, if i understand correctly, people on this board are FOR social INjustice?[/quote] Absolutely! In common usage, the phrase "Social Justice" is synonymous Communism and Racism (irrational hate for white people). It is un-American and evil, and could be fairly characterized as a menta...
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re: Susan Sarandon wants a woman on the 20 dollar bill - M. A. Ryland
yeah, ... I can't take Janet Weiss too seriously on that. [img]http://listsplosion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Susan-Sarandon-in-Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show.jpg[/img] Janet: I thought there's no use getting, Into heavy petting It only leads to trouble, And seat wetting ...
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re: Radio waves from space? - M. A. Ryland
[quote]This bit cracked me up[/quote] If you haven't read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, you should....
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re: Clinton was required to sign document claiming she turned over emails in 2013 - M. A. Ryland
[quote]As to Hillary's letter: She is a lawyer. I bet she didn't sign anything when she left. What are you going to do, handcuff her to her desk until she signs?[/quote] interesting thought. You might be right......
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re: Identify this object... - M. A. Ryland
It is a car cup holder. slide the part that says Florida Lottery alongside the drivers window. Apologies if this was already said (I'm not going to read through all replies!) ETA: Well I did go back and read only to discover I was wrong.... An iPhone holder... how lame! (not that a cup hold...
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re: Iran letter: did Tom Cotton + 46 US senators break the law ? - M. A. Ryland
[quote]Boozie just pointed out that this is NOT a treaty, so the Senators really had no business getting involved.[/quote] I am glad you agree with the Republicans. All they did was point out that any agreement Obama makes is not a treaty unless it is with the consent of the Senate. If it is no...
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re: My God these republicans are taking their unamerican - M. A. Ryland
Congress simply points out that president Obama is not authorized to make binding agreements for this country without the consent of the Senate, and any agreement he makes without such consent is merely a personal promise on Obama's behalf, and not an agreement with the Government of the United Stat...
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re: Iranian Foreign Minister: letter has no legal value , mostly a propaganda ploy - M. A. Ryland
Congress simply points out that president Obama is not authorized to make binding agreements for this country without the consent of the Senate, and any agreement he makes without such consent is merely a personal promise on Obama's behalf, and not an agreement with the Government of the United Stat...
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re: we should deal with immigration like we used to - M. A. Ryland
Silly rabbit, open immigration can't coexist with the welfare state....
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re: Is 60K too much for a speeding ticket? - M. A. Ryland
[quote]No. We should take a similar approach here.[/quote] How about if we skip the fines and make it a 24 hour jail sentence. Then everyone has a similar disincentive, and the small-town cops don't have nearly as much incentive to hand out tickets....
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re: How many speeding tickets have you received - M. A. Ryland
Zero speeding tickets... ever....
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re: Federal Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstiutional - M. A. Ryland
All the federal drug laws are unconstitutional. During prohibition it took a constitutional amendment to ban alcohol. Why would it take less than a constitutional amendment to ban marijuana?...
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