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Sen. Harry Reid, NV: Wildfires caused by global warming

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jim Thompson, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. Jim Thompson

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  2. Tim Wescott

    Tim Wescott Guest

    So? "Reid is a witless opportunist", i.e. he's a successful politician.

    Whycome that blog didn't have all the stupid things that Republicans do
    and say, eh? Maybe it's because the blogger is an opportunist, possibly
    witless, too?


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  3. Don Bowey

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  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Hilarious coming from Reagan of all people. To give credit where it's due
    however, Reagan didn't do too much harm.

    Politicians of ALL persuasions are unreliable. It's not unique to any variety.

  5. flipper

    flipper Guest

    It's sad when someone defends duplicitous stupidity by claming
    everyone else does it but it's even sadder when it's called the
    'definition' of 'successful'.
    And then there's the more obvious possibility that a blog written on
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 is about stupid things said on Tuesday,
    October 23, 2007.
  6. flipper

    flipper Guest

  7. Guest

    Right wing politicians are against what they call socialised medicine
    - and to the extent that they succeed in cutting back on health care
    for the indigent, they damage public health.

    Reagan's administration cut back pulbic health expenditure by 25%, and
    managed to reverse the steady improvement in U.S. public health for
    the first time in around 100 years. US public health statisitcs didn't
    go all that far backwards during his administration, but they did get
  8. James Arthur

    James Arthur Guest

    So far, ALL the fires are manmade: Malibu (the Canyon fire) and Agua
    Dulce from downed power lines, and the Rancho Santiago fire was set

    Real-time aerial photos of the Magic / Stevenson Ranch fire--as it
    started--showed a suspicious black circle directly adjacent to the
    dirt service(?) road immediately west of Westridge Parkway, here:,-118.146973&spn=2.199313,4.4055

    There being no fire anywhere near the vicinity at the time, I expect
    that one will prove to be arson as well, and suspect that cause for
    the Arrowhead and Running Springs fires too.

    Time will tell.

    James Arthur
  9. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Yep. There's even some (unconfirmed) rumors opining that Islamic
    terrorists took the opportunity to join in. We'll have to wait and
    see if they claim any responsibility... which typically is their

    ...Jim Thompson
  10. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    It's just now come over the radio that the FBI has entered the scenes
    investigating arson.

    ...Jim Thompson
  11. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Global warming makes people crazy, so they start fires.

  12. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Yep. Sad isn't it ?:)

    ...Jim Thompson
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  13. John Larkin

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    It's 72F in San Francisco. I can't stand it. I think I'll set
    something on fire, a nice salmon steak, maybe.

    Speaking of heat, has anybody ever heatsinked an SO-8 opamp from the
    top side? Seems like some decent theta reduction might happen if we
    epoxy a heatsink to the top. We're running a National LM7372 power-pad
    part at about 70C, and it drops to about 60 when we push a big steel
    machine bolt head against the top, with some silicone goop. Looks

    So we need a pagoda-type heatsink with a flat, thick bottom.

  14. James Arthur

    James Arthur Guest

    Hmm--that link didn't zoom in on Westridge Parkway as I expected.
    This is it:,-118.146973&spn=2.199313,4.4055

    The fire started off the north end, where Westridge Pkwy dead-ends.

    The latest update on the LA Times interactive Google map (previously
    linked) says it was accidentally started by welders. That may be
    true, but there sure weren't any welders in the vicinity when I first
    saw it, tiny, and within roughly 5 minutes of its starting.

    Maybe 'global warming' affected their judgement, then 'local warming'
    sent 'em packing?

  15. James Arthur

    James Arthur Guest

    I doubt it's 'Sama's boys. It's possible, but they're kind of busy
    ducking just now.

    Besides, they're pathetic--there's a lot of stuff they could do if
    they had the moxie. The amazing thing is that we let them provoke us

    James Arthur
  16. James Arthur

    James Arthur Guest

    One of the semi-houses is offering top-and-bottom thermal paths...

    Ah, here it is, Vishay's PolarPAK MOSFETs:

    3.4deg C/W, and 1.2 deg C/W through the top. (

  17. James Arthur

    James Arthur Guest

  18. It's sad when someone defends duplicitous stupidity by claming
    everyone else does it but it's even sadder when it's called the
    'definition' of 'successful'.[/QUOTE]

    Successful at politics, much like success at thievery. If you go and
    steal someone's money, and get away with it, that sounds pretty
    damn succesful to me, for a politician or other thief.! ;-)

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