JohnRgt

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  1. Pipes Takes On London

    NYSun Opinion JohnRGT
  2. Cool Construction Sets For Kids!

    The correct link: Link My apologies JohnRGT
  3. Cool Construction Sets For Kids!

    From the Infinitoy website (the makers of Zoob:) Link JohnRGT
  4. Rob Tracinski on "What Went Right?"

    I too see this is an important debate. That's one reason why I don't like seeing intellectuals I respect engage in such practices -- especially on the WWW. JohnRGT
  5. "The story of the P4/5’s conception is appropriately operatic, a tale of intrigue and artifice worthy of Giuseppe Verdi. But first, the background." Link JohnRGT
  6. Test Driving a Ferrari

    For those who don't know, Alcoa has been helping Ferrari use aluminum in its cars. They also helped Audi do the same for the A8. (I know that, at one point, Alcoa was building the panels for the Modena 360. I'm not sure if they're manufacturing parts for the 430/612/599 line up.) JohnRGT
  7. Test Driving a Ferrari

    For those who don't know, Alcoa has been helping Ferrari use aluminum in its cars. They also helped Audi do the same for the A8. (I know that, at one point, Alcoa was building the panels for the Modena 360. I'm not sure if they're manufacturing parts for the 430/612/599 line up.) JohnRGT
  8. Seattle-Portland Objectivist Network

    Is there any chance that the brand and technique behind this great coffee will be posted on THE FORUM? JohnRGT
  9. Rob Tracinski on "What Went Right?"

    Link The popularity of this less than graceful behavior in present-day culture is alarming enough -- when I see intellectuals engage in it, I find it, well, ominous. We can assume that, in the Internet Age, any errors made by any prominent Objectivist will be highlighted within hours. There's no need to waste time and energy deciphering motives. Further, the world is watching. JohnRGT
  10. The new USS New York

    Magnificent! Open Q for oldsalt: How do we lobby the Pentagon to have an aircraft carrier named after Miss Rand? JohnRGT
  11. Hype for the movie "300"

    Gates of Fire, what the word "Thermopylae" means in Greek, is a great read. Though an epic novel, this book is packed with fascianting historic and military arts details. Amazon JohnRGT
  12. Seattle-Portland Objectivist Network

    I'm in NYC but if Elle is in charge of coffee at these meetings... JohnRGT
  13. "Fine Cooking" Index

    Since Fine Cooking has been mentioned a few times in the Food and Drink subforum, here's a free index to the publication (this is only an index.) JohnRGT
  14. It's 11:55 PM

    That last phrase should read "once every so many millennia." JohnRGT
  15. It's 11:55 PM

    Clearly, human activity is cooling that billion zillion tons of molten iron at the Earth's core. That magnetic field's strength and direction vary naturally; as I understand it, the field actually flips its polarity once every so many centuries. JohnRGT
  16. Rush Limbaugh Quotes from Atlas Shrugged

    WFB died a while ago. WFB Jr, the founder of National Review, is alive and kicking. JohnRGT
  17. US Troops Storm Iran Consulate in Iraq

    Well, the US Embassy in Greece was hit last night: NYTimes JohnRGT
  18. Helmsley sold the building in the foreground to Dubai's royals. 750M!!! JohnRGT
  19. US Troops Storm Iran Consulate in Iraq

    Mr Ahmadinejad -- regions under totalitarian rule do not have Presidents -- was a key player in that "444-day seizure of American diplomats". JohnRGT
  20. I wonder if post 9-11 America would not condemn Israel for taking out yet another nuclear program whose only intent is to terrorize civilized nations. JohnRGT
  21. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    It's telling that in order to make it seem that one has to make such a choice, the movie makers had a brat as the head of a huge concern; that concern was a major player in an industry with a reputation for breeding people like Miranda; Emily (the first assistant) had a total collapse; Miranda threatened Andy with not only firing her if she didn't take over Emily's responsibilities in Paris, but promised to make trouble for her at any magazine she may apply to for a job; the owner of the magazine didn't realize that Miranda was, by far, the most qualified person to run Runway; etc. They should've made this story into a musical. "That's all..." JohnRGT
  22. Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD)

    Thank you, A.West JohnRGT
  23. I recently sampled this format in a well-known NYMetro audio retailer. The odd thing was that the store's knowledgeable staff attributed the benefits I noted to improovements in recording, mastering, and remastering techniques, not to a specific attribute of this format! Does anyone have any thoughts? Like many members of the various audio forums I scanned, I do prefer the sound of good analog equipment over digital formats. Getting that sound, however, can be a lot work -- and it can get very expensive. JohnRGT
  24. Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD)

    So true! I do wonder though: Do we have a thorough understanding of the physics involved in audio? I have heard big differences when interconnection and speaker wires have been changed, for example, yet the testers claim no measurable advantage. (I'm using 10 and 12 gauge, N6 copper all around.) An interesting audio site/forum run by devotees of testing: www.audioholics.com JohnRGT
  25. Iranian Brain Drain

    From the article: A quick Google search left me with the feel that Iran's annual oil revenues have been hovering around $60b/year lately. (I'm not sure how much of this is "profit," but it has to be a huge %.) Long term, the brain drain has to cost them more than they clear on oil. The counter example: Japan has almost no natural resources. JohnRGT