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J.C.MacSwell last won the day on August 7

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  1. Same way a colder one would. Conduction primarily. Until at least the inside of it approaches body surface temperature it's a heat sink. Sit on a metal chair at room temperature. It's immediately cooling in a way that a cushioned one would not be, at least not to the same extent.
  2. A room temperature blanket can be one, even if it would last longer coming out of a fridge or freezer. Unless your body temperature is room temperature...
  3. One would hope that the Truce gets extended. The current price seems to be 10 Israeli hostages per day, which I think includes release of 30 Palestinian prisoners if the 3 to 1 ratio they've used holds. The longer the Truce lasts the more potential likely exists for some long term agreement, I would expect. Though I would also expect Israel would stay determined to eliminate Hamas, short of Hamas clearly accepting the right to existence for the state of Israel, and abandoning their stated goal of Israel's elimination. Unlikely, but maybe some other temporary semi-peaceful coexistence can result, as it seemed but clearly wasn't before the Hamas atrocities of October 7.
  4. Right. Which is what Hamas and those that backed them in their latest terror attack on Israel wanted. Maybe not the completeness of the violent retaliation, but certainly the re-igniting of the hatred toward Israel. I agree both sides have blood on their hands. I just don't see what other options either side has available given the hatred of Israel by all those that have suffered from it's creation and existence, historically and recently. Certainly Israel cannot trust terrorists with clearly stated objectives to eliminate their existence, yet there seems to be little they can do to eliminate the threat without using means that would perpetuate it. Both sides, for the most part, were born with the problem.
  5. Not the same thing though. That would require a central bank actively working to peg the currency and/or guaranteeing the value of the Peso to the USD.
  6. Replacing the Argentinian Peso with the USD could certainly tame the mess of the 143% inflation...though of course they abdicate control of any monetary policy and make their Central bank redundant Be interesting to see how that works out.
  7. I use one. It's a poor insulator, or maybe also understood as a good conductor compared to other blankets and has a bit of weight to it. So when you cover yourself with it at room temperature it it cools you at least toward equilibrium being reached. But the main purpose I think is having the weight of a "security" blanket without the insulation. I'm a baby at heart...
  8. So a predetermined sense of free will for all sane individuals?
  9. You seem to have convinced yourself. How have you managed to do that?
  10. Sorry. I didn't mean to do that. I rather agree with you. I was surprised your post had gotten a neg rep and +1ed it. (went back to 0 with my +1) I then just added my bit. I can see how it might have seemed directed at you but that wasn't intended.
  11. Agree. But at the same time I wouldn't trade a human life for one (Putin et ilk notwithstanding). I realize that's contradictory (not the Putin et al part), but there ya go...
  12. Hasn't been answered and maybe it's just my opinion but it seems obvious to me that Externet would be far far more interested in his current work than making that switch. It's not always just about the money...
  13. We wish. The problem is they cancel out too many of the good, too many of the indifferent, and much too many of the innocent. (not criticizing your point Dim, really just taking up your choice of words to make a different point)
  14. "I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience," 73 year old Ronald Reagan in 1984 about 56 year old Walter Mondale
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