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What a stupid comeback. Pick a country that is closing prisons at record rates because it doesn't have enough criminals as your argument piece. Holland, is not the rest of the world. Some of the world's worst prisons are in Europe as well.
So, the prisons in Holland are so nice that the prisoners want to come back? Sounds like they are more of a pleasure resort than even American prisons. I thought punishment was the whole idea. I must be too old, or too conservative.
If you think 'goto' is evil, try writing an Assembly program without JMP.
No, punishment is half the idea - the other half being reform. Obviously these are only ever low-risk category prisoners, and the idea is to release them after their sentence with as low a chance that they will re-offend as possible - something most other prisons fail miserably at, where prisoners as often than not come out worse people than when they went in.
I once worked with a guy who used to work with a guy (I know...) who worked 6 months out of the year, then spent the rest of the year living as a beggar, and had been doing that for a decade. His claim was that he was making as good money, and living out of homeless shelters with free meals and accommodations.
If you have no family...or ambition...or pride...I suppose it can be a lifestyle.
The LMB had failed in the cold rather than the dish moving.
A braver man than I went up on the roof and did his thing with the hardware to replace it, and we're back. (I get nervous in thick socks - I've been up there and done it, but the slightest breath of wind and I'm hugging the chimney pots like a frightened squid.)
That surprises me - yes, it was damn cold with the wind chill, but I'd have thought they would be rated to much lower temperatures than we probably got. What's the outside temperature where you are (Australia doesn't count as we'd only get jealous)?
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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Our satellite guy had to come out mid February because the dish got buried in snow. But it was only -15C on that day. Up on the roof and raked off a bunch of snow -all fixed. Then he was on to the next house.
-11 right now.
BTW - the equipment does not get affected by the wind chill - except that it cools down faster - but if it was outside it was probably pretty close to ambient all along.
I'm pretty sure I would not like to live in a world in which I would never be offended.
I am absolutely certain I don't want to live in a world in which you would never be offended.
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