Friday, June 22, 2012

No Comment

A modern train in Baghdad, pic recently taken

28 comments:

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

  

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
Today's entry, re:  American politics:

      Slate
      "This week, Romney’s campaign reportedly asked
      Florida’s Republican governor
to stop trumpeting his
      state’s economic recovery, lest the credit accrue to his
      opponent.
"

Petes said...

Zeyad, I remember you talking about trains a long time ago. Was it when you briefly worked down in Basra? (or am I thinking of another blogger? ;-)
They sounded pretty dilapidated back then.

Petes said...

WTI at $79.36.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
update re: American politics: 

Romney's campaign has denied the earlier report   ↑↑   to the effect that they'd tried to clamp down on good economic news coming out of the anticipated swing state of Florida. 

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
I guess I'm going to ask finally…
There appear to be no seat backs for the seats on that train car.
Is this the norm in Iraq?


(And the remaining glyph in the earlier artwork was a Sikh symbol, known as a Khanda.)

Petes said...

^ Troll finally got it off his chest :-)

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
This will almost certainly come as an entirely foreign idea, and very likely you're going to reject it out of hand, but I'll make the point anyway.
Most things, Petes, are actually not about you.  It came to me as an afterthought that some folks might have been made to wonder.  What was that glyph that you could never identify?
So, that was actually an afterthought, and it was actually about them (assuming there might be a curious ‘them’ out there), and it was not about you at all.

Petes said...

Then y'all might wanna also correct y'all's mistake about the lower gravity in the red giant bein' caused by the mass that it has lost, rather than the transition to hydrogen shell burning from core burnin'. Nothin' to do with mass loss. Seeing' as how y'all are only concerned with yer audience's interests. LOL.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
      "…might wanna also correct y'all's mistake about the
      lower gravity in the red giant bein' caused by the mass
      that it has lost…
"

That'll not be necessary, as I did not claim that the loss of mass was the only factor that will be at work in the projected expansion.  And, it's estimated that the mass lost may be as high as 38-40%, certainly enough to make it a significant contributing factor.  In fact, some mass loss will almost certainly preceed the anticipated core collapse.

However, the ‘alternate fuel’ scenario you dreamed up is almost certainly not going to happen.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
(Just can't let it go, can ya fat boy?)

Petes said...

As trollsome as ever.

"That'll not be necessary, as I did not claim that the loss of mass was the only factor that will be at work in the projected expansion.  And, it's estimated that the mass lost may be as high as 38-40%, certainly enough to make it a significant contributing factor.  In fact, some mass loss will almost certainly preceed the anticipated core collapse."

LOL. Bit late to be clutching' at those straws. Some mass loss is always goin' on. I already gave the rate. Yer talking' crap and you well know it. Didn't read yer wiki pages with sufficient understanding.

As for yer "alternate fuel" nonsense, y'all made that up yerself. I'll leave ya to sort out yer own straw men.

Probably better stick with yer excitement about the glyph Googlin'. And now, back to troll ignoring mode.

Zeyad said...

Lee thats the point. They were all ripped off and stolen by the train state company employees.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

   
      "As for yer ‘alternate fuel’ nonsense, y'all made that up
      yerself.
"

Or maybe not. 

      "However that stage is not at all brought on by lower
      gravity due to earlier mass loss, but by an increase in
      core temperature caused by the onset of new types of
      nuclear reactions when its initial fuel is used up.
"

Maybe you'd prefer I call it ‘new types of nuclear reactions when its initial fuel is used up’.  However, I don't much give a damn what you'd prefer.  I figure ‘alternate fuel’ is equally accurate, equally descriptive, says basically the exact same thing, and is much less wordy.  So, I figure I'm good.

             ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
      "Lee thats the point. They were all ripped off "

I see.  Well, there are other, shall we say, singnificant and remarkable ‘deficiencies’ in the accommodations.  Looks rather ratty even if one assumes the seat backs were left off deliberately.  (Although, I could not figure out a good reason for that, hence my question.)

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
And, yes, I already know that you're going to try to redefine ‘new types of nuclear reactions’ to mean instead ‘the same type of nuclear reaction.  So that's not going to be a surprise when you try that.  I'm not worried that you'll be able to make a go of that stretch though.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
Ya know, it just occurred to me…  Petes just totally gave up on his explication heaven, hell, and states of grace (prior thread)  after I gave Lynnette and Marcus the ‘purgatory’ hint.  He just dropped that conversation entirely and walked away.  And now he's back to trying to resurrect a viable position for himself on the ‘red giants’ thing instead.

Not so much fun leading folks off into the fog, on long and winding loops that leave them still confused, not near so much fun doing that after they know what one is leading them away from.

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

They were all ripped off and stolen by the train state company employees.

*looks at Zeyad in confusion*

But, but, what are they going to do with train seat backs without seats?

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Btw, is it too much to hope that they have been arrested and charged with theft?

Zeyad said...

Yeah, Lynnette, you're asking for too much.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
The question of, ‘what the hell were they going to do with seat backs and no seats?’ remains as yet unanswered.

Zeyad said...

Given that they couldn't possibly tear off the whole seat (it would render the train unusable), they would just use the seat backs as seats or cushions in a mud shack or wherever else they would find a use for them. We are a resourceful people.

Zeyad said...

Notice that the neon light fixtures have been stolen too.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
      "We are a resourceful people."

You might wanna consider devoting somewhat more resources towards discouraging rail line employees from trashing out the rail cars.
(I'm guessing the stuff wound up sold to merchants at some of the bazaars.)

Zeyad said...

You might wanna consider devoting somewhat more resources towards discouraging rail line employees from trashing out the rail cars.

No rule of law. Thieving pigs in government. Cops who accept bribes. Just some of the problems preventing that from happening. Maybe in another lifetime.

Petes said...

"Maybe you'd prefer I call it ‘new types of nuclear reactions when its initial fuel is used up’.  However, I don't much give a damn what you'd prefer.  I figure ‘alternate fuel’ is equally accurate, equally descriptive, says basically the exact same thing, and is much less wordy.  So, I figure I'm good."

Quel suprise. Trolls ain't the most discerning.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
      "Maybe in another lifetime."

Yeah, may take a generation or two.  Hard to generate a pervasive sense of social responsibility under a dictatorship, and that pre-dates even Saddam.  Iraq's got a lot of lost time to make up.  And the ethnic divisions don't seem to be helping much either.  Can't say the botched occupation after the fall of Saddam helped a bunch either.
 
             ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
      "Quel suprise. etc."

If that's your best effort then there's gonna be fairly little to discern.  I'd guess we're pretty much done here.

Petes said...

We were done quite some time back, troll.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

 
Just ‘cause you ran outta places to hide don't necessarily mean we's done.