ebooks that are only released with DRM are basically telling me "if you want to read this you have to pirate it" and if that's what they want, so be it. Liberate them for everyone https://thufie.lain.haus/liberation.html#free
You could also just, y'know, not publish with DRM on an ebook platform.
Trump, Poltics, Polls
From that same wikipedia article there is this table showing state advantages, with a net Democrat count in the right column. I've modified it by highlighting the Dem advantage numbers during Obama's and Trump's presidency.
Note how the Dems had a huge advantage the year of Obama's election, which then declined into negative numbers during Obama's tenure. But has been going the other way since Trump has been in office.
Trump, Poltics, Polls
But those results are for all respondants. When you break it out by voter affiliation Trump did much better among Republicans (although ONLY among Republicans) and beat everyone except Reagan.
Also? Republicans don't like McCain, so it appears the non-crazy wing of the GOP is now dead.
Consider that result against polls showing 31% of Americans identify as Democrat, 29% as Republican, and 38% as Independent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_party_strength_in_U.S._states#Gallup
Trump, Poltics, Polls
Trump May Be Even More Unpopular Than His Approval Rating Shows. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-may-be-even-more-unpopular-than-his-approval-rating-shows/
One problem with presidential approval polls is the fact they ask respondents to take a side: Republican vs Democrat. So, these guys tried asking people how they viewed Trump, in particular, against certain other GOP figures by name. No Republican vs Democrat question involved.
Trump fell behind his own vice president and is neck and neck with Sarah Palin. That's pretty fucking weak.
Here's an example pattern bit on Amazon, with the required cutting length for my use case. Note that you can get these with the bearings on the top, bottom, or both-ends.
I will need to verify what shank sizes my router can accept before I actually order one somewhere.
Note that I could also use a 'spiral cut bit' with a 'pattern collar' aka 'router template guide'. But I was having difficulty finding a long enough spiral cut bit. The only ones I did find would have required multiple passes and some other futzing around.
Less waste, rework, and sanding if I can do it in one pass. The trick will be using a circular saw to rough cut close to the pattern so the pattern bit can 'flake off' the excess.
I've been looking for a special bit for my router to cut curves in 2" thick wood using a clamped pattern. I've seen them before, but I didn't know what they were called.
Today I applied my Google Fu and discovered what I need is a 'top bearing pattern bit'. Good to know. Now to find the best price/performance.
For a while I had a theory that my dog is actually a cat in a dog's body, because she will strop herself against your leg when she wants attention. (BTW: a cat doing that is dangerous only to the extent you can trip over the cat; when a large dog does that it can knock you over.)
However, I've changed my mind on this because no cat would run up to you when you fart just to huff it.
@Fritillaria2 Slush is the worst. Well … except for slush that freezes hard and now everything is coated with ice sculpted into spikes and bumps.
Where I live is an hour and a half from Seattle and completely surrounded by mountains; but it's not very high elevation. (Deep river valley.) However the mountains block the moderating effect of the Puget Sound, so the weather is like Eastern WA with more rain.
@Fritillaria2 Believe me, it's nothing to be jealous about; it's mostly a huge pain in the butt, especially when the power goes out too. (Like it did Monday and Tuesday.)
I've had more than three feet of snow up here and it's pretty and fun for about ten minutes. Then you have to deal with it and that's no fun at all. This year I invested in a huge snow blower and it really made my life better.
Aberdeen (WA) is getting quite a bit of snow. Not sure how everyone else is doing.
How are you doing #pnw -esterners?
@Fritillaria2 I got well over a foot and it's all still out there. But then I live in the North Cascades, north of Darrington.
Whenever you are past the edge, out in the wind, look for me.
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