Wed. Sept. 25, 2019 – more to do, less time to do it

Hoping that the cooling trend continues. [72F and 99%RH]  Still got storms in the Atlantic that could get us though.

Working on intake and uptake today, getting some of the stuff I bought cataloged and put away. I’ll also be going by the rent house and looking at stoves/ovens to replace the aged one there, and some plumbing issue in the shower. I definitely didn’t have rent house maintenance on my radar for the week or month.

The drain line for the kitchen and laundry at the main house needs its annual rodding too. None of it takes long in isolation, but the total of time, including trips to store etc takes all dang day. And none of it was on my calendar.

Having a pickup full of sales items is holding all that other stuff up now.

It never ends.

n

68 thoughts on “Wed. Sept. 25, 2019 – more to do, less time to do it”

  1. Some podcasts I listen to:

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    HISTORY
    —————
    American History Tellers https://rss.art19.com/american-history-tellers
    American Innovations https://rss.art19.com/american-innovations-podcast
    American Scandal https://rss.art19.com/american-scandal
    Business Wars https://rss.art19.com/business-wars
    Clear and Present Danger – A history of free speech https://freespeechhistory.libsyn.com/rss
    Common Sense with Dan Carlin http://feeds.feedburner.com/dancarlin/commonsense?format=xml
    Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History http://feeds.feedburner.com/dancarlin/history?format=xml
    Great Lives https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qxsb/episodes/downloads.rss
    History of the Papacy Podcast http://rss.acast.com/historyofthepapacy
    How It Began: A History of the Modern World http://howitbeganshow.libsyn.com/rss
    How to Invent a Country http://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/p0683ms3.rss
    In Our Time http://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/b006qykl.rss
    Legal Wars https://rss.art19.com/legal-wars
    Our Fake History http://ourfakehistory.libsyn.com/rss
    Radiolab Presents: More Perfect http://feeds.wnyc.org/moreperfect
    Revolutions http://revolutionspodcast.libsyn.com/rss/
    Science Stories http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vy2jd/episodes/downloads.rss
    The Ancient World http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/iQHnJ
    The History Hour http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tmg1/episodes/downloads.rss
    The Real Middle Ages podcast http://therealmiddleages.libsyn.com/rss
    Tides of History https://rss.art19.com/tides-of-history
    When Diplomacy Fails Podcast http://whendiplomacyfails.libsyn.com/rss

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    SCI-TECH
    —————
    5 live Science Podcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9ny/episodes/downloads.rss
    BBC Inside Science http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036f7w2/episodes/downloads.rss
    CrowdScience http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d42rc/episodes/downloads.rss
    Digital Planet http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2/episodes/downloads.rss
    Discovery http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w557/episodes/downloads.rss
    Engines of Our Ingenuity http://www.npr.org/templates/rss/podcast.php?id=510030
    Linear Digressions http://feeds.feedburner.com/udacity-linear-digressions
    More or Less: Behind the Stats https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrss1/episodes/downloads.rss
    Nature Podcast http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/rss/nature.xml
    Science Vs http://feeds.gimletmedia.com/ScienceVs?format=xml
    Science in Action http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsnb/episodes/downloads.rss
    Sean Carroll’s Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas https://rss.art19.com/sean-carrolls-mindscape
    Software Engineering Radio – The Podcast for Professional Software Developers http://feeds.feedburner.com/se-radio
    Space Boffins Podcast, from the Naked Scientists https://rss.acast.com/space_boffins_podcast/
    Spark from CBC Radio http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/spark.xml
    StrategyTalk by StrategyPage https://www.strategypage.com/strategytalk/strategytalk.xml
    Tech Tent https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01plr2p/episodes/downloads.rss
    The After On Podcast http://afteron.libsyn.com/rss
    The Infinite Monkey Cage https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/downloads.rss
    ThoughtWorks Podcast http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:94605026/sounds.rss

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    WRITING
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    Keystroke Medium http://keystrokemedium.podbean.com/feed/
    Ditch Diggers http://murverse.wm.wizzard.tv/rss
    Writing Excuses https://writingexcuses.com/feed/podcast/

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    MISC
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    Freakonomics Radio https://rss.art19.com/freakonomics-radio
    The Delingpod: The James Delingpole Podcast https://delingpole.podbean.com/feed.xml
    Radiolab https://feeds.feedburner.com/radiolab
    The Jordan Harbinger Show https://www.podcastone.com/podcast?categoryID2=1237
    The Forum https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004kln9/episodes/downloads.rss
    The Real Story https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02dbd4m/episodes/downloads.rss
    Business Daily https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsxs/episodes/downloads.rss
    The World This Week https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0299wgd/episodes/downloads.rss
    The Radio 3 Documentary https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrscw/episodes/downloads.rss
    Analysis https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r4vz/episodes/downloads.rss
    The Reith Lectures https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00729d9/episodes/downloads.rss
    Best of Today https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrtvg/episodes/downloads.rss
    Word of Mouth https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtnz/episodes/downloads.rss
    Newt’s World https://rss.art19.com/newts-world
    TED Radio Hour http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510298

  2. Dodged a bullet, selling our house when we did. Switzerland is planned to almost entirely outlaw oil heating, requiring houses to replace it with something else by 2023.

    Given the size of our (old) house, the best option is a heat-exchanger with the exchange field consisting of bored holes into the ground (dunno what you call this in english). As it turns out, the guy buying the house suspected this was coming, and is already planning to do it. But we couldn’t have afforded it: nearly $100k, mainly because of the required number of bore holes for a building this size.

    Moving everyone to heat pumps also brings up the next fascinating question: Where is the electricity supposed to come from? They’ve said they want to close all the nukes. If they go through with that, we’ll have to start importing electricity from Eastern Europe, where they have a lot of coal-fired power plants. Real eco-friendly.

    Seriously, we need to build more nuclear power. With all the cars going electric as well, there just isn’t any other choice.

  3. ” there just isn’t any other choice. ”

    -unless you make the easy choice- stop demonizing fossil fuels.

    N

  4. I’ve got a theory, probably not original, that the death of a civilization comes when too much of wealth is diverted from expansion and production into infrastructure, esp unneeded stuff that is essentially ‘gilding the lily.’

    Fancy buildings. Expensive systems replacing cheap systems (like solar and electricity.)

    Burying wealth essentially. (sometimes literally)

    It gets removed from the economy and frozen or destroyed. In the past you see this in monuments, temples, huge “public works” projects that don’t facilitate something new….

    n

  5. Nick or Rick, could you moderate the comment I made earlier today? About a bazillion links. Nothing time-sensitive, but information some might like.

    there just isn’t any other choice

    Killing off the most useless half of the population would help a lot. (Allegedly) scarce resources would become half as scarce and everyone would be twice as rich. More than twice, as the most useless half has negative productivity.

    I’ve got a theory, probably not original, that the death of a civilization comes when too much of wealth is diverted from expansion and production into infrastructure

    I don’t think that’s right, at least not using the normal definition of infrastructure: the stuff needed in order for everything else to work. (No, that’s not exactly the book definition, but it has a more homey feel than whatever was come up with by a button-down guy in the Mirriam Webster office.) Even using a broader statement of your theory, consuming wealth in non-productive ways, isn’t necessarily accurate. The construction of giant cathedrals in Europe didn’t correspond with or lead to the decline of the culture building them.

  6. Yeah, infrastructure as we commonly understand it isn’t the right word, because we think of it as an enabling thing. I mean it in this case as something permanent (or meant to be permanent) that isn’t consumed by use.

    Usually, I’m thinking of ornate buildings, monuments, or other massive expressions of “look how rich we are” stuff.

    The european cathedrals don’t necessarily count, as they took centuries and were done a little bit at a time, (the provided labor from the common man, anyway.) I’d say that the cathedrals DID divert energy, effort, and wealth from more productive uses, but perhaps not enough to signal the end of the social constructs that led to them being built.

    Ozymandis’s tower would be an example, as are the pyramids, mayan temples, easter island statues, and aspects of greek and roman development.

    perhaps it’s just natural that when a group gets so rich they have time for non-productive things, the end is near anyway.

    n

  7. Nothing at all worrying about the humanoid robot in the pic further down the page. The one with the “Hulk smash!” fists….

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7500021/Boston-Dynamics-starts-selling-robot-dog-open-doors-demonstrates-flipping-robot.html

    “We welcome our robot overlords” is getting less funny every day.

    n

    (and if you were wondering who “they” will send to get your guns, very short term, LEO, medium term, UN Peacekeepers, long term, that robot.)

  8. I don’t know why there is all this fuss about where electricity comes from, every schoolchild today knows that electricity comes from that hole in the wall.

    If all the decommissioned nuclear submarine reactor compartments that we have buried out here on the Hanford Reservation were to be dug-up and refurbished and all the spent fuel was to be reprocessed we would more than double our current electrical production. (There is a Classified White Paper that details such a plan, I was involved in its production, and I have now said too much, who cares.)

    Of course, it will never happen. Too many snowflakes and greens.

    When will the silent majority stop being silent? Never, because we all just want to get along (as we are marched into the ovens).


  9. I’ve got a theory, probably not original, that the death of a civilization comes when too much of wealth is diverted from expansion and production into infrastructure, esp unneeded stuff that is essentially ‘gilding the lily.’

    Jerry Pournelle said something similar, but I can’t find links wherein he specifically addresses the topic.

  10. I’ve got a theory, probably not original, that the death of a civilization comes when too much of wealth is diverted from expansion and production into infrastructure, esp unneeded stuff that is essentially ‘gilding the lily.’

    Most people have what I call “gadget-itis” where even everyday household items have to be on the bleeding edge of technology.

    Of course, this has probably been the case throughout history. Only the tech has changed.

    What’s new is global population and how many people are available to be enslaved into the producing the gadgets and supporting systems such as software and networks at a price tag below what would be the true cost to society otherwise.

    The Swedish girl wants everyone to worry about CO2 from their cars. What about the CO2 and other costs with streaming her rant to iPhones globally?

  11. Goodwin: Pelosi’s impeachment flip-flop changes everything :

    Because of what she said and did, if the House doesn’t go all the way, it will be a political disaster. Either failing to take a vote on articles of impeachment, or failing to get enough votes among her majority to pass any articles, would be seen as a political exoneration for Trump, likely leading to his re-election.

    If all that weren’t risky enough, consider another scenario. If House Dems do impeach Trump on grounds that much of the public sees as flimsy and concocted, they could win the battle and lose the war. Indeed, no matter what the House does, there is a next-to-zero chance the GOP controlled Senate would convict the president absent clear and convincing “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    Ironically, a full examination of the facts could make Biden the first casualty of the impeachment jihad. He is already a weak front-runner and even if he did nothing legally wrong in dealing with Ukraine, the fact that his son was enriching himself by free-riding on the coattails of his father’s job won’t sit well with progressive voters, many of whom already dislike and distrust Biden.

  12. Nick

    the exact word is superstructure, or, in HR parlance overhead, but, as one politician said, rule is bring jobs, but, nothing is said about productive jobs, alas, we all think our job is productive.

    Romans, practical, gave free stuff and circus, now, we changed and introduced money, or food stamps or whatever

    too much rant

    PS I guess I remember Jerry said superstructure

  13. I have good news about the doom and gloom above. The way our Rulers kick the can down the road, most of us will be Dust In The Wind and won’t give a shit. Hi Mr. DadCooks!

  14. @ayj:

    PS I guess I remember Jerry said superstructure

    Ding! Ding! Ding! That’s the hint that helped me find the JEP quote I was looking for:

    Civilization trends toward converting more and more of its output to structure. Infrastructure or superstructure isn’t important: output is seized and converted to structure, and the largest beneficiaries of that are bureaucracies. Bureaucracies are devoted to the preservation and expansion of the bureaucracy and its members, and only secondarily to the purposes for which they were founded. Thus has it been, and thus will it be.

    Found here.

    h/t ayj!

  15. And a hearty good morning to you MrAtoz.

    Yes, dust in the wind.

    And speaking of dust in the wind, fond remembrances for RBT and OFD.

  16. “Ironically, a full examination of the facts could make Biden the first casualty of the impeachment jihad.”

    –it’s not ironic when it’s the GOAL

    @ayj and others, thanks for the reference to Jerry. I’m sure that helped shape my view, or even created it.

    n

  17. “And speaking of dust in the wind, fond remembrances for RBT and OFD. ”

    Friday is the anniversary of OFD’s passing.

    @dadcooks, you doing ok? you’ve been quieter than usual and a bit more bitter when you do comment. Not a criticism, just an observation. You all right ?

    n


  18. Friday is the anniversary of OFD’s passing.

    I never met Mr. OFD, but his presence here will always touch my heart. RIP, buddy.

  19. –it’s not ironic when it’s the GOAL

    Plugs stayed in past Labor Day when he realized he might actually have a chance against the freakshow.

    If the Ukraine stuff doesn’t get him, whatever BJ Klinton saw in Biden’s FBI file back in 1993 will finally see light of day.

  20. “Barbie gets woke! Mattel launches range of gender neutral dolls with a wardrobe of skirts and trousers and switchable hairstyles – to ‘meet demand from children‘”

    –yep, CHILDREN age 3-8 the world over are signing petitions to get a gender neutral doll… yep.

    The sickness is spreading.

    n

  21. “Barbie gets woke! Mattel launches range of gender neutral dolls with a wardrobe of skirts and trousers and switchable hairstyles – to ‘meet demand from children‘”

    Those dolls look transgender to me.

  22. “Why is most of the media circling the wagons to protect Hunter Biden?”
    https://nypost.com/2019/09/23/why-is-most-of-the-media-circling-the-wagons-to-protect-hunter-biden/

    “A foreign natural gas company brings a top US politician’s son onto its board, even though he has no relevant expertise, for $50,000 a month. The politician travels to that country and demands the removal of a prosecutor who’s investigating the company. That prosecutor then gets axed, and the investigation shut down.”

    This is what the DC Swamp looks like.

    How do I get this $50,000/month job ? Does my dad have to be vice president of the USA ?


  23. That is a lot of podcasts.

    I listen at about 2.5X unless the speaker has a difficult accent, a speech quirk (formerly called an impediment), or talks really fast. In a normal day at work I’ll listen to 10-20 hours of podcasts. The fact that we’re in an open office (one of the things I dislike about this job) and more than half of my co”work”ers are vapid babblers (ditto) and so I need to have some controllable noise going through my headphones most of the day is a factor.

  24. This is the Fortran code that I spent most of yesterday fiddle farting with.

    if ( keyk .ne. 46 .and. keyk .ne. 51. .and.
    * nofver .eq. 1 .and.
    * .not. dont_use_rigorous_3phase_flash .and.
    * .not. lnowaterflash .and.
    * imm .ne. 0 .and. zwat_original .gt. 1.d-6 .and.
    * ( igo .eq. 1 .or. igo .eq. 2 .or.
    * igo .eq. 3 ) .and. !FINDME .or. igo .eq. 4
    * num_non_zero_comps .gt. 1 .and.
    C don’t do the three phase if sulfur, H2, or NH3 is involved
    * (npssulfur8 .eq. 0 .or. z (npssulfur8) .le. 1.0e-10) .and.
    * (npssulfur2 .eq. 0 .or. z (npssulfur2) .le. 1.0e-10) .and.
    * (ih2 .eq. 0 .or. (pin .le. 500.0 .or.
    * norm_z (ih2) .le. 0.01d0)) .and.
    * (inh3 .eq. 0 .or. norm_z (inh3) .le. 0.05d0) .and.
    C can’t have three-phase solution with distill columns
    * .not. lmodlkey16 .and. .not. do_not_call_threephs .and.
    * .not. do_not_call_flai .and.
    * .not. do_not_call_vaph .and.
    * .not. lhcdew) then

    Yes, we are professionals. Yes, it takes professionals to really screw things up.

  25. @SteveF
    One of my coworkers recommended this site: https://asoftmurmur.com/
    I listen to it with loud “rain” mixed in with a low “thunder”. The two together drown out the office noise and cover up my tinitus at the same time.


  26. This is the Fortran code that I spent most of yesterday fiddle farting with.

    I haven’t the foggiest idea what that code does, but syntactically shouldn’t the line

    * igo .eq. 3 ) .and. !FINDME .or. igo .eq. 4

    be either

    * igo .eq. 3 ) .and. !FINDME .or. igo .eq. 4 .and.

    or

    * igo .eq. 3 ) .and. !FINDME .or. igo .eq. 4 .or.

    ?

  27. I finally remember who that Hitler youth Greta whatever reminds me of. The girl Hannah in the Hannah movie. The body count in the movie is around 100 to 200 people and Hannah is responsible for killing half of them.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanna_(film)
    and
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u73CLdHpbNk

    Recommended for the absurdity of the movie. All assassins should be 16 year old girls raised solely by their fathers in the far northern woods after the CIA killed their mothers.

  28. I haven’t the foggiest idea what that code does, but syntactically shouldn’t the line

    * igo .eq. 3 ) .and. !FINDME .or. igo .eq. 4

    be either

    * igo .eq. 3 ) .and. !FINDME .or. igo .eq. 4 .and.

    or

    * igo .eq. 3 ) .and. !FINDME .or. igo .eq. 4 .or.

    ?

    The exclamation mark in that line means that everything after it in the line is a comment. That section of the IF test was an experiment gone horribly wrong.

    In fact, I just talked about the exclamation mark comment with another programmer who screamed and said “delete it now !”.


  29. Switzerland is planned to almost entirely outlaw oil heating, requiring houses to replace it with something else by 2023.

    Here in the UK, there’s a move to ban gas boilers in new homes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47559920

    Fossil fuel power stations are being closed down and the only nuclear power station being built is way over budget and behind schedule. The UK was hit with a large power outage recently when two generators (one a wind farm) dropped off the grid. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/09/major-power-cut-across-country-london-goes-dark-national-grid/

  30. I listen at about 2.5X unless the speaker has a difficult accent, a speech quirk (formerly called an impediment), or talks really fast. In a normal day at work I’ll listen to 10-20 hours of podcasts. The fact that we’re in an open office (one of the things I dislike about this job) and more than half of my co”work”ers are vapid babblers (ditto) and so I need to have some controllable noise going through my headphones most of the day is a factor.

    Gotcha. Hopefully I never have to work in a cubicle farm ever again. I have a 20 ft by 20 ft office now with a door that opens to our U shaped hallway. Anyhoo, I listen to 107.5 all day at one notch above minimum on my 1984 portable stereo radio. It is a 60s and 70s rock station. I can barely hear it unless I concentrate which is just perfect to drown out the hallway noise. Except for screams.

  31. Fossil fuel power stations are being closed down and the only nuclear power station being built is way over budget and behind schedule. The UK was hit with a large power outage recently when two generators (one a wind farm) dropped off the grid. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/09/major-power-cut-across-country-london-goes-dark-national-grid/

    Welcome to the future.

    BTW, there is a large amount of natural gas drilling and production going in the North Sea right now. The plan is to run pipelines into Scotland and down into London. Huge amounts of money are being spent on this (billions of pounds).

  32. I finally remember who that Hitler youth Greta whatever reminds me of.

    Search “Isaac” and “Children of the Corn” on YouTube. Watch a few more of the clips. Make sure it is the 80s version (Was there a later one?) It is eerie.

    Gotta wonder if they coached Frau Greta thinking that someone in the English-speaking world would drop the movie reference. A lot of the planet hates American/British/Australian “larrakin” humor … including many Americans, British and Australians.

    Dennis Miller is a huge old movie guy, but he’s not alone among the conservative commentators.

    Yes, I know Frau vs. Fraulein, but … Frau Greta (insert horse noise)!

    Another movie reference!

  33. You gotta laugh at Drudge’s headlines. I think every one of them is out of context. And, “Hill Rocked” leads to a bunch of whiny Dumbocrats. Never thumper to the end, I guess.

  34. The exclamation mark in that line means that everything after it in the line is a comment. That section of the IF test was an experiment gone horribly wrong.

    Ah. It has been at least four decades since I’ve done any Fortran, and that was Fortran II. I interpreted the exclamation point as “not,” as in C.

    Have you thought about using indentation to clarify the logical structure of that IF test?

  35. Politics of, by, and for the Seriously Disturbed :

    Now thanks to the mad prog insistence on going after Trump for allegedly “pressuring” President Zelensky to sabotage Biden, that torpedo aimed at Trump is–as with all the other ones put in the water by the lefties–circling back. Biden is in trouble. Suddenly his corruption is an issue. This might help explain why Obama tried to talk him out of running; that torpedo might just make contact with SS Barack. It now seems clear, especially after the Russia hoax, that Obama-Biden ran the most corrupt and dangerous administration in our history. I cheer for that torpedo.

    I am also concerned with yet another sign of progressive mental disturbance. Some 16-year-old Scandinavian girl, Greta Something Swedish, is being hailed as a great beacon of clarity and moral purpose in pursuit of another ongoing hoax, Climate Change. I heard her speak at some fake panel, and while full of admiration for her English, I must conclude that we are witnessing either an ardent student of the Meryl Streep School of Acting or a seriously abused child. If she’s not acting, I worry that she poses a danger to herself and others. Put her on suicide watch, at least. We have here a perfect example of a youngster programmed by some adults and sent forth much like we see Islamic child suicide bombers, or Mao’s Red Guard, or the Hitler Youth.

  36. Have you thought about using indentation to clarify the logical structure of that IF test?

    The IF test is indented in real life. I am not smart enough to use the correct font in WordPress to show the spaces for the indentation. @RickH has already told me three times and I have forgotten three times. I’ve got 1.3 million lines of Fortran 77 and C++ in my brain, not much space for anything else.

    Besides that, it looks crazier XXXXXX cooler XXXXX more impressive without the indentation.

    ADD: I probably should mention that this subroutine is 5,273 lines long including comments (which may or may not be true) and is named pivf.f. PIVF means Phase Incipient Vapor Fraction which means it calculates one of the 14 or 16 conditions (temperature, pressure, etc) upon which a vapor phase is created in the mixture space.

  37. Was listening to NPR in the car, all things considered (and trashed if right leaning) and they played the clip of their new hero, Greta. “You sit here talking about money… yada yada HOW DARE YOU!”

    only someone who has never worried, or even thought much, about money could have uttered that line.

    She sounds like she’s off her meds. Her parents should be investigated for abuse.

    n

  38. That sound site is cool! If they had diesel engine, I’d pay for it. Puts me right to sleep. Our one cruise we had a cabin in the bowels of the ship. I don’t think I’ve ever slept better. Some BIG diesel engines there!

    n

  39. She sounds like she’s off her meds. Her parents should be investigated for abuse.

    Thanks. I thought I was the only person thinking that.


  40. ADD: I probably should mention that this subroutine is 5,273 lines long including comments (which may or may not be true) and is named pivf.f. PIVF means Phase Incipient Vapor Fraction which means it calculates one of the 14 or 16 conditions (temperature, pressure, etc) upon which a vapor phase is created in the mixture space.

    I remember just enough of my college chemistry to have a glimmering of what you wrote.

    PV=nRT! 😉

  41. @nick

    Code blocks

    var jones = "smith and";
    var smith = "jones";
    console.log jones + smith;

    Code is surrounded by the ‘code’ and ‘/code’ tag (in angle brackets). Results in a courier-type font.

    I tell you three times.

  42. PV=nRT!

    We deal in real fluids such as PV=ZnRT where Z is the compressibility factor of the phase, the phase being vapor, aqueous liquid, hydrocarbon liquid, or solid.

    We have PIVF tell us for a single component mixture such as water, at 14.696 psia, the water will start to vaporize at 212 F. BTW, PIVF allows up to 1,000 components in a mixture so bring your big math coprocessor and a fan cause we are going to heat it up.

  43. Code is surrounded by the ‘code’ and ‘/code’ tag (in angle brackets). Results in a courier-type font.

    I tell you three times.

    Yup, you have told me at least three times. Here goes again …


    if ( keyk .ne. 46 .and. keyk .ne. 51. .and.
    * nofver .eq. 1 .and.
    * .not. dont_use_rigorous_3phase_flash .and.
    * .not. lnowaterflash .and.
    * imm .ne. 0 .and. zwat_original .gt. 1.d-6 .and.
    * ( igo .eq. 1 .or. igo .eq. 2 .or.
    * igo .eq. 3 ) .and. ! FINDME
    * num_non_zero_comps .gt. 1 .and.
    C don't do the three phase if sulfur, H2, or NH3 is involved
    * (npssulfur8 .eq. 0 .or. z (npssulfur8) .le. 1.0e-10) .and.
    * (npssulfur2 .eq. 0 .or. z (npssulfur2) .le. 1.0e-10) .and.
    C Don't call if above 500 psia and more than 1.0% H2 (stream 224 of des4631.in)
    * (ih2 .eq. 0 .or. (pin .le. 500.0 .or.
    * norm_z (ih2) .le. 0.01d0)) .and.
    * (inh3 .eq. 0 .or. norm_z (inh3) .le. 0.05d0) .and.
    C can't have three-phase solution with distill columns
    * .not. lmodlkey16 .and. .not. do_not_call_threephs .and.
    * .not. do_not_call_flai .and.
    * .not. do_not_call_vaph .and.
    * .not. lhcdew) then

    Nope, the leading spaces (indentions) are not maintained. Those asterisks are in column 6.

  44. @lynn

    You might have noticed that (originally) the code tag showed gray background ‘bars’, not a solid color. I fixed that so that now ‘code’ blocks have a solid background color.

    But if you want to preserve spacing, try the ‘pre’ ‘/pre’ tags. That will work like ‘code’, but preserves spacing and indenting. Here’s a sample: https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_pre .

    I tell you three times. Just in case.


  45. But if you want to preserve spacing, try the ‘pre’ ‘/pre’ tags. That will work like ‘code’, but preserves spacing and indenting.

    I tried some indented text using the <pre> and </pre> tags and it all displayed left-justified. 🙁

  46. if ( keyk .ne. 46 .and. keyk .ne. 51. .and.
    * nofver .eq. 1 .and.
    * .not. dont_use_rigorous_3phase_flash .and.
    * .not. lnowaterflash .and.
    * imm .ne. 0 .and. zwat_original .gt. 1.d-6 .and.
    * ( igo .eq. 1 .or. igo .eq. 2 .or.
    * igo .eq. 3 ) .and. ! FINDME
    * num_non_zero_comps .gt. 1 .and.
    C don’t do the three phase if sulfur, H2, or NH3 is involved
    * (npssulfur8 .eq. 0 .or. z (npssulfur8) .le. 1.0e-10) .and.
    * (npssulfur2 .eq. 0 .or. z (npssulfur2) .le. 1.0e-10) .and.
    C Don’t call if above 500 psia and more than 1.0% H2 (stream 224 of des4631.in)
    * (ih2 .eq. 0 .or. (pin .le. 500.0 .or.
    * norm_z (ih2) .le. 0.01d0)) .and.
    * (inh3 .eq. 0 .or. norm_z (inh3) .le. 0.05d0) .and.
    C can’t have three-phase solution with distill columns
    * .not. lmodlkey16 .and. .not. do_not_call_threephs .and.
    * .not. do_not_call_flai .and.
    * .not. do_not_call_vaph .and.
    * .not. lhcdew) then

    “open bracket”pre”close bracket” does not seem to maintain leading spaces in WordPress ?

  47. The old theme RBT used strips leading white space and empty lines. Don’t know about the current one.

    n


  48. Was listening to NPR in the car, all things considered (and trashed if right leaning) and they played the clip of their new hero, Greta. “You sit here talking about money… yada yada HOW DARE YOU!”

    only someone who has never worried, or even thought much, about money could have uttered that line.

    She sounds like she’s off her meds. Her parents should be investigated for abuse.

    Maybe not so off her meds:

    Greta Thunberg wins ‘alternative Nobel’ for environmental work

    I think I could live on $103,000 for doing exactly Jack and Shit. Plus, think she pays for travel, lodging, food, etc. on her world travels demonizing everybody for taking her future from her. Go back to school.

  49. “It was very hard to get past the guilt of surviving,” he told New York magazine in 2009. “My job had been to get people from point A to point B safely, and I didn’t do it. I felt that I had killed them.”

    There were 296 people on the plane. 184 survived. 112 died.

    –CRM – Crew Resource Management. After it helped save those 184 lives the FAA made training in it mandatory for everyone. SOMEONE HAS TO FLY THE PLANE. What a concept.

    Safety rules are written in blood.

    n

  50. ADD: I probably should mention that this subroutine is 5,273 lines long including comments (which may or may not be true) and is named pivf.f. PIVF means Phase Incipient Vapor Fraction which means it calculates one of the 14 or 16 conditions (temperature, pressure, etc) upon which a vapor phase is created in the mixture space.

    I code 80 characters wide, and functions more than two indentions (4 space indentions) deep bother me.

    Blame way too many years of development in 80×25 terminal windows and code printouts made using “enscript -2rG”.

  51. I code 80 characters wide, and functions more than two indentions (4 space indentions) deep bother me.

    In Fortran, I code 72 characters wide due to the old language limit. In C++, somewhere depending on 80 to 132 characters wide. Comments are wild and unlimited. Sometimes my comments are even comprehensible.

    In Fortran, I’ve used up to 10 ? 12 ? indentions. So much better than horrible nasty goto’s throwing you 2,533 lines of code away. In C++, the same. I like for my comments to be indented inside the code by another 4 spaces.

    What are these “code printouts” that you speak of ? “snicker”

  52. Testing the ‘pre’ code:

    this is text
        spaces before this line
                   even more spacing
    this is text
    

    Note that the ‘pre’ text is surrounded by a box (outline), and is in Courier-type font, with spacing retained (space characters used). Tabs are stripped.

    (later) …and I just edited this comment, and the ‘pre’ still works…

    And, just for fun, I put this pre inside a blockquote:

    This is text.
          Some spaces before this line
               Even more spaces on this line
    And this is the end of the pre
    
  53. What are these “code printouts” that you speak of ? “snicker”

    Mostly made in service of the 90s code review fad, but, occasionally, that’s the only way to get to the bottom of a bug.

  54. Testing the ‘pre’ code:

    this is text
    spaces before this line
    even more spacing
    this is text

    Note that the ‘pre’ text is surrounded by a box (outline), and is in Courier-type font, with spacing retained (space characters used). Tabs are stripped.

    I think that the WordPress user editor is stripping the “pre” out of my edits.

  55. SMH. Thunberg meets with Michael Moore. The Progs should just gather and gangbang her mind for SJW points. All the mental problems she has, and her parents pimp her out for cash.

  56. –CRM – Crew Resource Management. After it helped save those 184 lives the FAA made training in it mandatory for everyone. SOMEONE HAS TO FLY THE PLANE. What a concept.

    Safety rules are written in blood.

    Yes, they are. Gallons of blood.

  57. I’m not logged in

    <–left edge
    <–not left edge
    <–still not left edge
    <–really not left edge

    added- when I edit, the pre’s are gone

    end test

  58. I’m logged in

    <–left edge
        <–not left edge
            <–still not left edge
                <–really not left edge
    

    end test

  59. So the regular comment widget seems to strip that pre tag if a person is not logged in.

    And maybe even if they are logged in but not ‘one of us’….

    but I can’t test that.

    n

  60. Just because somebody is always accommodating we can try and push things even further:

    When Rick gets the Code/Pre thingie working and it is available to the non-privileged he is going to add the “button” to the comments section so he does not have to repeat (3 times)*n to all of us the magic required to show something in courier font -that does not drop leading spaces or tabs- so we can use that gained time in trying to remember our own names (or just plain trying to express ourselves. 🙁 ) . 🙂

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