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commented on State Releases Deeply Unenlightening Statement on Stalled Tunneling Machine
Even if they did, GPR doesn't tell you anything about density, just electromagnetic reflectivity and velocity.
Also, water is extremely reflective on GPR (this is how they find subglacial lakes in Antarctica), so in super saturated soil like this, I'm not even sure that GPR would be useful for anything.
commented on The White House Press Secretary Next Door
I doubt that's the reasoning. I'm sure being the VP of communication at Seattle U is a pretty decently paying job, but since ex-administration loyalists get plum "think tank" jobs where they don't really have to do anything, I sorta doubt he wrote a book shitting on his former boss simply to get a job.
commented on The Haters Are Going to Love This
Even if prisoners had some sort of access to medical gender reassignment (which they don't), it'd hardly be the most financially odious thing about 1) Manning's imprisonment, 2) American prisons in general.
commented on The Art of Walkonomics and the Right to Jaywalk
I would never advocate that people ever emulate NYC drivers, but...
After moving here and becoming used to walking/crossing here, I am always amused when I come back the PNW. Drivers here will freeze up when I do the whole "stand in the middle of one lane, while they continue to drive past in the other" thing.