Calibrated component /// EDIT: CANCEL.
UPDATE 12/13: Trump decided NOT to pick McMorris. Instead he picked somebody named Zinke, who I've never heard of. If "news" can be trusted, Zinke is a gun dude and nothing else. He doesn't have any credentials or experience in dams or farming or logging; he's just a sop to keep the gun dudes quiet. This removes the one positive indication from Trump and kicks Trump back to default Goldman until further notice.
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Trump has picked McMorris
as Interior Secretary.
McMorris is a 'gold standard'
on important issues. I've been running a calibration curve on her for 20 years. She slides and compromises on many matters to get things done, but holds 100% steady on preserving dams and logging and ranching from "endangered species" nonsense. She's the closest thing to FDR in modern DC.
If I could believe that Trump was acting on behalf of the people, I'd be happy. A traceable reference element would help to stabilize and verify the actions of the administration.
At the moment I can't believe. When you have Cohns and Mnuchins running things, a calibrated component is just going to be shorted out and damaged. Trump's purpose in appointing good people like McMorris and Pruitt is to discredit them and ruin their agendas.
Handy analogy: My current silly project isn't working yet. When I couple it into a high quality calibrated GenRad sound level meter, what happens? Does the calibrated component make the circuit work? No. The GenRad meter's reputation is ruined by being seen in this context, and the dumb circuit could possibly damage the meter.
Poor analogy because my silly circuit is not EVIL. It's just crude experimental crap.
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But wait! If McMorris is a reference standard, what is the unit of measurement? That's easy. It's the unit of hydroelectric charge, the Coulee. McMorris represents exactly 1.0 Coulee. And how many Coulombs in a Coulee? Turns out this was a popular physics problem
that generated a lot of online cheating.
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