Dc Stewart

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Retired gubmint scientist, devoting my Golden Years to coaxing 10 acres of forest into a haven for permaculture and Druidic lurking.
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Another way is to look at the battery connectors. As the photo shows, the positive connector is larger and bulkier than the negative.
11 hours ago
When invention moves from relatively benign devices into the realm of flames, combustion products and potential for explosion, it's a good idea to heed the designs and advice gleaned from other's experiences. At the very least, it can minimize the chances of seeing "it wasn't supposed to do that" inscribed on a tombstone.
22 hours ago
I believe that pizza obtained junk food status on the day that "sausage" was replaced with the legalistically-vague "pork topping".

Fast-food burgers earned their status when people started doing these types of experiments:

Look What Happens When You Leave A McDonald’s Hamburger Out On A Counter For A Year
2 days ago
"The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a living out of it."

-John Lennon's aunt Mimi
4 days ago
Acquiring the silver button may turn out to be like casual sex, i.e., the anticipation far exceeds the actual event.
5 days ago
Excerpt from John Cleese's eulogy for Graham Chapman:

P. Graham Chapman, co-author of the ‘Parrot Sketch,’ is no more.

He has ceased to be, bereft of life, he rests in peace, he has kicked the bucket, hopped the twig, bit the dust, snuffed it, breathed his last, and gone to meet the Great Head of Light Entertainment in the sky, and I guess that we’re all thinking how sad it is that a man of such talent, such capability and kindness, of such intelligence should now be so suddenly spirited away at the age of only forty-eight, before he’d achieved many of the things of which he was capable, and before he’d had enough fun.

Well, I feel that I should say, “Nonsense. Good riddance to him, the freeloading bastard! I hope he fries. ”

And the reason I think I should say this is, he would never forgive me if I didn’t, if I threw away this opportunity to shock you all on his behalf. Anything for him but mindless good taste. I could hear him whispering in my ear last night as I was writing this:

“Alright, Cleese, you’re very proud of being the first person to ever say ‘shit’ on television. If this service is really for me, just for starters, I want you to be the first person ever at a British memorial service to say ‘fuck’!”

2 weeks ago
Given the military's use of the Death Valley airspace for pilot training, the aircraft were likely practicing "orbits", whereby a fixed position is held by flying around it in circles. Tankers do it to provide re-fueling locations, AWACs do it to maintain a surveillance position, fighters do it to be on-call for missions.
2 weeks ago
"DosBox" is a free DOS emulator that's widely used to run old classic computer games on today's systems. Works fine on all Windows systems including Windows 11.

3 weeks ago