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Bact PhD

Member Since 08 January 2012 - 11:28 PM
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In Topic: The urban-rural divide

18 November 2019 - 04:31 PM

View Postbaw1064, on 17 November 2019 - 05:27 PM, said:

One attempt to address the issue. It turns out that even the jobs that are in rural areas are often hard to fill.


Roanoke, though?!? With Virginia Tech a short drive away? Parts of that region are quite scenic, too.

(Disclosure: I lived up there. Lasted all of SIX MONTHS in Hokie-Ville. Horrid enough that That Jerk and I moved back to FL when I was VERY pregnant. It doesn't sound as though things have improved terribly much in slightly over two decades.)

In Topic: The urban-rural divide

16 November 2019 - 07:55 PM

 D. C. Sessions, on 15 November 2019 - 07:14 PM, said:

It's a chain reaction. People from the living remains of the East Coast and formerly industrial Midwest moved to California and Arizona, running up housing prices there. The Californians sold for hefty gains to Arizona, which ran up prices there as well. The Arizonans, knowing that living in a convection oven has limited appeal (/me raises hand), took the money and ran. Oregon and Washington were already too pricey for the Arizona trickle-down refugees, so instead they land in Montana, Wyoming, and ... Idaho. Colorado is already too expensive, New Mexico isn't exactly inviting them and has too many brown people, Kansas --- well, Kansas. A rolling disaster with nothing to attract anyone, including Kansans. Nebraska? Not many are that desperate and as for the Dakotas, ...

Ditto back East. Rewind to the ‘60–‘80s when the New Yorkers et al. were retiring to The Sun and Fun Capital in large numbers. Add to that migration from Cuba, elsewhere in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America (especially Brazil!), and you have housing prices heading up, up, up, especially waterfront property.

There has been a slow, steady, almost inexorable migration of folk from Dade/Broward/Palm Beach counties to the northern part of the state, driving up housing prices here, causing all sorts of traffic snarls,...

There’s the “half-back” phenomenon at play, too. Just like it sounds, the Northeasterners searching for a tropical paradise found out it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, but they don’t want to go all the way back to the Frozen North, so they compromise and settle in the Carolinas (Asheville, NC and surrounding environs has become a popular settling point), “halfway” back North from South Florida.

I notice they seem to be bypassing Alabama and Mississippi.

In Topic: Non-political Humor

16 November 2019 - 07:30 PM

 baw1064, on 15 November 2019 - 01:28 PM, said:

Sadly, the article didn’t mention the polyamines putrescine (yes, isolated from rotting flesh) or spermine (isolated from, you know...)
(OK, I’m a day late for Friday)

In Topic: Non-political Humor

16 November 2019 - 07:24 PM

 Rich T Bikkies, on 15 November 2019 - 11:54 AM, said:

It's Friday, and little things please little minds. Such a pity the joke doesn't work in American English!

From the References section:

Is this one of those cases where the only people who didn't get the joke were the people who made it? (Thinking on the hoof here). On the other hand, "GIMIC" makes me rather uneasy. And how can quantum chemistry help in studying a mainly physiological phenomenon?

BactPhD, please could you ask ChemPhD to verify the citation?

Meanwhile, an old proverb: "A fox is always the last to smell his own hole".

Another link for those who think this is funny.

I thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for your very kind attention.

Beelze beat me to it.

Organic compounds have unusual names sometimes.

But remember, it takes ALKYNES to make a world...:D

In Topic: Non-political Humor

14 November 2019 - 09:56 PM

View PostLFC, on 14 November 2019 - 11:14 AM, said:

Are you sure? I thought it was by when they actually DID signal, just not with a blinking light.

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That’s the sign for “Yankee Go Home”. :D