Saturday Overnight Open Thread (1/12/19)

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(The ONT: Always looking out for you.)


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The Saturday Night Joke


A young New York City woman was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the Hudson River. Just before she could throw herself from the bridge, a handsome young man stopped her.


"You have so much to live for," said the man. "I'm a sailor, and we are off to Italy tomorrow. I can stow you away on my ship. I'll take care of you, bring you food every day and keep you happy."

With nothing to lose, combined with the fact that she had always wanted to go to Italy, the woman accepted.

That night the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a small but comfortable compartment in the hold.

From then on, every night he would bring her three sandwiches, a bottle of red wine and make love to her until dawn.

Two weeks later she was discovered by the captain during a routine inspection.

"What are you doing here?" asked the captain.

"I have an arrangement with one of the sailors," she replied. “He brings me food and I get a free trip to Italy."

"I see," the captain said.

Her conscience got the better of her and she added, "Plus, he's screwing me."

"He certainly is," replied the captain. "This is the Staten Island Ferry."

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21 photos that are just cursed, illogical or downright gross.


#15 made me giggle.


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I grew up in a home with a wall mounted rotary phone. It didn't seem that hard to work. Are rotary phones that difficult to operate? H/T Bitter Clinger

'Are we supposed to pick up the phone and then do it?' Hilarious footage shows two teenagers completely baffled by a rotary telephone when given four minutes to make one call
Two American 17-year-olds were challenged to make a call on a rotary phone
They were told to dial a single number within a four-minute time frame
Neither had used an old-style handset before and had difficulties with dialling
The bamboozled pair did not know to pick up the receiver before starting to dial


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It is January 12th. You still have time. Kiss A Ginger Day.

REDHEADS REJOICE, because the annual Kiss A Ginger Day is fast approaching in Dublin.

Even better still, this latest edition will mark 10 whole years of people locking lips with redheads far and wide.

This Saturday, January 12th, people of every hair colour under the sun are invited to head down to Phoenix Park in the Irish capital from 1pm to 3pm.


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Think sitting in the doctor's office for a lengthy period of time is torture? Think again.

Beautiful But Deadly: The Creepiest Devices From Medicine's Grisly, Leech-Filled Past


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The Township of Bellville, NJ is dealing with issues.

BELLEVILLE, N.J. (CBS) – A town in New Jersey has agreed to pay $235,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former court administrator who claims her co-workers created a “sexually hostile workplace,” saying one of them squirted her with breast milk.


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Red neck engineering at its best.


#8 is quite ingenious.

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Oh, you bastard!


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Racist beer photos. Civil rights issue? Anti-trust issue? Or an ethics violation?

An NAACP official says a Connecticut lawyer’s Facebook post is racist and disgusting. The lawyer, on the other hand, says it was intended to test Facebook’s screening policies, which he thinks to cater to the “morbidly sensitive.”

The New Haven lawyer who posted the material is Norm Pattis, who has a reputation as a “passionate if sometimes controversial attorney,” the Connecticut Post reports. He represented the so-called Manhattan madam and lists civil rights cases in his biography.

Pattis’ post comprised a photo of three beer cans with white hoods surrounding a brown beer bottle. The bottle was hanging by the neck from a refrigerator rack. The caption read “Ku Klux Coors.” The Facebook account is no longer online.


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If it looks like a restaurant and serves food like a restaurant it is obviously a Genius Award Winner.

A man has denied running a Japanese restaurant from his home, despite neighbours’ complaints and a large illuminated sign hanging above his front door.

Norwich city council said it was investigating the address on Earlham Road in Norwich, which features a large sign reading “Orlando’s” above the door, a phone number and a web address.

Orlando Williams, who lives at the address, previously ran a Japanese restaurant called Sakura Yakiniku in Norwich city centre and denies running a restaurant from the property.

When asked about the sign by the Eastern Daily Press newspaper, Williams reportedly said: “All I do, I have my name on my house.

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1 ONT!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 09:29 PM (ffYR/)

2 ont already?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 09:30 PM (BJlbN)

3 Good night abll

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 09:32 PM (/rm4P)

4 Good night horde

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 09:33 PM (/rm4P)

5 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2019 09:33 PM (BHU1I)

6 Liver 'n' bacon, Devil's Island style!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 09:34 PM (kQs4Y)

7 ok, ONTers - anyone have good advice about privacy software?

curious if there is sw that will mask a credit card - is that a real thing?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 09:34 PM (BJlbN)

8 Amazingly rotary phones still work on land lines. Still have 635 1266 phone out in the garage.

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2019 09:34 PM (JWYkV)

9 I liked photo #4 the most I think.

Posted by: Blutarski at January 12, 2019 09:35 PM (+Tibp)

10 Good joke!

I wish I'd tried that, but ISTR in happened in real life in the 1920s on a USN BB. I can't recall if it was King or Nimitz that had to handle the situation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2019 09:36 PM (u82oZ)

11 10 Good joke!

I wish I'd tried that, but ISTR in happened in real life in the 1920s on a USN BB. I can't recall if it was King or Nimitz that had to handle the situation.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2019 09:36 PM (u82oZ)

You have good tastes in jokes.
I now have material for the next few weeks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 09:37 PM (aA3+G)

12 Amazingly rotary phones still work on land lines. Still have 635 1266 phone out in the garage.
Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2019 09:34 PM (JWYkV)

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The first cell phone I ever used, circa 1978, was a rotary dial model in my buddy's dad's car.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 09:37 PM (ffYR/)

13 At various points in my life I have used #4, #12, and #13.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 09:38 PM (5fNnO)

14 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2019 09:39 PM (WsccZ)

15 I grew up in a home with a wall mounted rotary phone. It didn't seem that hard to work. Are rotary phones that difficult to operate? H/T Bitter Clinger

I've seen that video. Looks like a set-up to me. Or those two are particularly stupid.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 09:43 PM (U96rM)

16 #18 on weird photos must be AtC as a child. Something terrible must have happened after the photo was taken.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 09:44 PM (2DOZq)

17 lol - a really wonderful joke.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 12, 2019 09:45 PM (Pg+x7)

18 I did like the one assumption the kids made and that was that you could dial with the receiver down.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 12, 2019 09:45 PM (2DOZq)

19 Kiss a ginger day is crap.
Last year I got two. O'Rielly and Mackenzie.
Bob O'Rielly and Scott Mackenzie.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 09:45 PM (0tfLf)

20 ... "this is the staten island ferry". very funny.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 12, 2019 09:45 PM (Pg+x7)

21 I can still remember our phone number from when I was 5 years old. We moved when I was twelve, some 29 years ago. Yet I remember it.

Posted by: Blutarski at January 12, 2019 09:46 PM (+Tibp)

22 Once upon a time, dial phones needed to be explained to old people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p45T7U5oi9Q

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 09:46 PM (sdi6R)

23 I wish I'd tried that, but ISTR in happened in real
life in the 1920s on a USN BB. I can't recall if it was King or Nimitz
that had to handle the situation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2019 09:36 PM (u82oZ)
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these days, with mixed sex crews, no smuggling is needed: the Navy brings them right to ya!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2019 09:47 PM (BHU1I)

24 GREAT joke.

Keep 'em comin'.

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2019 09:47 PM (WsccZ)

25 And yes, rotary dials are still grandfathered into most landline switch systems. No way to do * or #, unfortunately.

Still have a couple of old Bell System phones in the house, those things were built to last. Really handy to call the electric company to report power outages (which, of course, shut down the cordless phones).

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 09:48 PM (5fNnO)

26 First!

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 09:50 PM (/Z/Su)

27 The phone one has got to be a gag.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 09:51 PM (0QYMt)

28 Americans are fine with liver and bacon served with pineapple, but get all bent over Hawaiian pizza?

Best pizza ever, Hawaiian with hot peppers.

Posted by: Asko at January 12, 2019 09:51 PM (n3f3V)

29 Howdy Horde.

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 12, 2019 09:53 PM (FXtAU)

30 I'm probably the only woman I know who likes liver. My mom used to make it for me years ago when I would go to her apartment for dinner. Liver and onions, mashed potatoes and gravy. Delicious. She was a great cook.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 09:53 PM (dUJdY)

31 #15 made me giggle, too MisHum!


Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 09:54 PM (/Z/Su)

32 I like liver fried in bacon grease. Hold the pineapple.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 09:56 PM (BJlbN)

33 Hi! Horde! Off to read the comments. BRB

McGyver, Out

Posted by: McGyver at January 12, 2019 09:56 PM (NCLen)

34 Who got snow today? All we got was rain.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 09:56 PM (/Z/Su)

35 ALH.. we got a shit ton..about 7 or 8 inches. It's a total mess out there. I hate being snowed in. But my Chiefs won so it was a good day

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 09:57 PM (dUJdY)

36 I'm probably the only woman I know who likes liver. My mom used to make it for me years ago when I would go to her apartment for dinner. Liver and onions, mashed potatoes and gravy. Delicious. She was a great cook.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 09:53 PM (dUJdY)

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I did/do too. Liver and onions was one of the tuings my Mom could cook well, and that was a short list. She overcooked everything.

There is a nearby cafeteria that does good liver and onions on Tuesdays.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 09:57 PM (ffYR/)

37
Liver and bacon, breakfast of champion... dogs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2019 09:57 PM (LsBY9)

38 One ringy dingy.
Two ringy dingys.
Yes, hello.
Is this the party to whom I am speaking?

Posted by: who am I at January 12, 2019 09:57 PM (W8e/N)

39 High capacity?

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistry Appreciation Associationists at January 12, 2019 09:57 PM (DMUuz)

40 ALH

Snow last night and some today. In Kansas. Not unusual for the season.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2019 09:57 PM (u82oZ)

41 Still have a couple of old Bell System phones in the house, those things were built to last. Really handy to call the electric company to report power outages (which, of course, shut down the cordless phones).
Posted by: sock_rat_eez
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Western Electric Model 500. And the audio quality was superior to what is available now.

Posted by: Doctor Angela Davis at January 12, 2019 09:57 PM (w54mS)

42 32 I like liver fried in bacon grease. Hold the pineapple.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 09:56 PM (BJlbN)

Liver, onions & bacon.
Skip the pineapple & tomato
Salad
Baked potato, butter & sour cram. Good stuff

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 09:57 PM (aA3+G)

43 Oops. /Commie sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 09:58 PM (w54mS)

44 38

Lily Tomlin
Laugh In

Posted by: Sixkiller at January 12, 2019 09:58 PM (FXtAU)

45 I like liver fried in bacon grease. Hold the pineapple.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 09:56 PM (BJlbN)
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I think you meant to say "hold the liver."

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 09:58 PM (U5tDi)

46 I like liver fried in bacon grease. Hold the pineapple.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 12, 2019 09:56 PM (BJlbN)

Another woman who likes liver! I never tried frying it in bacon grease. Of course I never make it because no one here will touch it. My ex used to like it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

47 When I was a little girl, my grandma would fix me liver and tell me it was fancy steak. That worked until I was 5.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 09:59 PM (/Z/Su)

48 Freezing rain here, just now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 09:59 PM (Ou6XS)

49 48 Freezing rain here, just now.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 09:59 PM (Ou6XS)

Sleet?

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:00 PM (/Z/Su)

50 Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 09:59 PM (/Z/Su)

So what happened in the preceding 24 years

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 10:00 PM (aA3+G)

51 Starting to snow here like it means business.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:00 PM (MVjcR)

52 Hi bluebell, thanks for the endorsement today. My stats were great and got a couple of orders! Kept me busy and since I was snowed in I worked on tons of stuff.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 10:00 PM (dUJdY)

53 #6 would really be a hoot if it still had the gas engine, rigged to spin the fire-drum !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:01 PM (5fNnO)

54 50 Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 09:59 PM (/Z/Su)

So what happened in the preceding 24 years
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 10:00 PM (aA3+G)


I was a good girl, I swear!

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:01 PM (/Z/Su)

55 Oh Jewells, that's great! I doubt that I had anything to do with me though - your work speaks for itself.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:01 PM (U5tDi)

56 Thanks Sixkiller.
I was having trouble remembering my name.

Posted by: Edith Ann... who is five and a half years old at January 12, 2019 10:01 PM (W8e/N)

57 Have those kids w/rotary phone not seen TV or movies? button phones are still depicted fairly often, in the last decade. The concept should be grasped. At their age they should have seen them used in films and on tv at least. Unless they have and they're really, really stupid.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:02 PM (LkFnL)

58 I like liver. Husband and I and boy went out and that's what we had-liver, onions and bits of bacon with mashed potatoes. It was very good. It was a huge portion, but since we've had it before there we shared it. It was great. I never think to make it at home, however. My mother didn't make liver. His did. It's interesting how many memories we associate with food. His mother made creamed tuna. Mine didn't and I've never made it. I'm sure it would never taste like the creamed tuna mom made.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 10:02 PM (AllCR)

59 Er, it, not I.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:02 PM (U5tDi)

60 I made meatloaf for dinner tonight. I forgot to put any bread or crackers in it so it fell apart.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:03 PM (/Z/Su)

61
I think you meant to say "hold the liver."
Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 09:58 PM (U5tDi)
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I knew that I liked you.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:03 PM (MVjcR)

62

Kiss a ginger DAY ?!?


Pikers.


I get to do that every day.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 12, 2019 10:03 PM (S/hVx)

63 Let's get this party started.


*inhales deeply from helium balloon*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 10:03 PM (UGqF8)

64 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 10:02 PM (AllCR)

Creamed tuna? Different strokes for different folks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

65 My mom made excellent liver and onions. But in her later years, not so much. She passed away 40 years ago. Haven't eaten it since.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 10:04 PM (0tfLf)

66 The only sort of liver I like is chopped liver. That's pretty good on crackers.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:04 PM (U96rM)

67 60 I made meatloaf for dinner tonight. I forgot to put any bread or crackers in it so it fell apart.
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So you made ground beef then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 10:04 PM (UGqF8)

68
I remember the Far Side cartoon of kids hiding from the liver and onions truck touring the neighborhood.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (LsBY9)

69 We never had a rotary phone in our house while I was growing up, but my great-grandma had one, and I used to play with it as a kid. Pretty sure I still remember how to operate it.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (Vgw1E)

70 So you made ground beef then.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 10:04 PM (UGqF

No, that's a cow with no legs.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (/Z/Su)

71 60 I made meatloaf for dinner tonight. I forgot to put any bread or crackers in it so it fell apart.



Ha, a big time blonde moment

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

72 I made meatloaf for dinner tonight. I forgot to put any bread or crackers in it so it fell apart.
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So you made ground beef then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 10:04 PM (UGqF


That's the best kind of meatloaf!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (U96rM)

73 Spaghetti for dinner. Watching WeaselDog eat spaghetti noodles is pretty damn hilarious.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (MVjcR)

74 I knew that I liked you.
Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:03 PM (MVjcR)
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If you ever see me order liver you'll know that it's not me, it's an impostor.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (U5tDi)

75 Americans are fine with liver and bacon served with pineapple, but get all bent over Hawaiian pizza?



Best pizza ever, Hawaiian with hot peppers.

Posted by: Asko at January 12, 2019 09:51 PM (n3f3V)

Reading it, it looks like a British ad.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 10:06 PM (0QYMt)

76 Save the liver.

Posted by: Julia D.A. Childs at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (W8e/N)

77 My gosh, Diogenes, your mom must have been very young when she died.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (U5tDi)

78 #6 would really be a hoot if it still had the gas engine, rigged to spin the fire-drum !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez
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Especially it were self-propelled. I can see it going down the street at night now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (KoKdw)

79 74 I knew that I liked you.
Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:03 PM (MVjcR)
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If you ever see me order liver you'll know that it's not me, it's an impostor.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (U5tDi)
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If you ever see me order liver, don't interrupt. I've decided to kill myself.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (MVjcR)

80 My mom also made the best standing rib roast I ever had. God, it was delicious. Perfectly browned and crisp on the outside and so tender it melted in your mouth. She always made it for Christmas dinner. I never learned how to make it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (dUJdY)

81 >>>you ever see me order liver you'll know that it's not me, it's an impostor.


Bluebell I thought that was on the menu for the MoMe

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

82 Redheads (male or female) actually need a special day to get kissed?

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2019 10:08 PM (W+kMI)

83 She was. Only 54. I was just 19.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 10:08 PM (0tfLf)

84 I did/do too. Liver and onions was one of the tuings my Mom could cook well, and that was a short list. She overcooked everything.
Posted by: Calm Mentor

My mother was and is a terrible cook. I couldn't tell the difference between her liver and her chicken fried steak. I once tucked in thinking it was chicken fried steak. I was about 8 at the time and haven't touched liver since.

Posted by: Blutarski at January 12, 2019 10:08 PM (+Tibp)

85 Have those kids w/rotary phone not seen TV or
movies? button phones are still depicted fairly often, in the last
decade. The concept should be grasped. At their age they should have
seen them used in films and on tv at least. Unless they have and they're
really, really stupid.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:02 PM (LkFnL)

The button phones are on office desks everywhere. Offices use landlines. My office is pretty techie and yes, landlines are everywhere.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 10:08 PM (0QYMt)

86 Yeah, definitely superior sound quality.

The handset receiver is highly valued by people who are into crystal set radios because of its high sensitivity - a very low level of analog input produces a lot of sound output.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:08 PM (5fNnO)

87 My dad always says my mom was a mountain guinea, because she used to eat shit we would cringe at. That tripe crap, among other stuff. Its like she wasn't afraid of anything called food.




You know what she didn't make? Liver

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2019 10:09 PM (9Om/r)

88
I like liver.


With a nice chianti.


...fff...fff..fff...

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:09 PM (LkFnL)

89 If you ever see me order liver, don't interrupt. I've decided to kill myself.
Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (MVjcR)
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Got it. Ditto with me and cauliflower. Blech.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:09 PM (U5tDi)

90 This would have been said great-grandma's 96th birthday, on that note. Happy B-day Grandma Mary.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2019 10:09 PM (Vgw1E)

91 I liked liver and onions as a kid, I used to request it to see my siblings cry

Posted by: Jean at January 12, 2019 10:09 PM (sFO1P)

92 Liver only comes in one flavor.

Yuck.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:10 PM (/Z/Su)

93 Or maybe Canadian. Anyway, the ad didn't read right to my inner "ear" so to speak.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 10:10 PM (0QYMt)

94 Liver only comes in one flavor.
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Chalk

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:11 PM (KoKdw)

95 Those two teenaged dudes of the phone sketch must be real fun in the escape room challenge game.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2019 10:11 PM (W+kMI)

96 Bluebell I thought that was on the menu for the MoMe
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (aA3+G)
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Only if you order it for yourself! In which case I'll have to ask you to take it across the restaurant.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:11 PM (U5tDi)

97 I was a big fan of liverwurst as a kid. Liverwurst and cucumber sandwiches, ate in an undiscovered staircase, was how I got through junior high

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 12, 2019 10:11 PM (ykYG2)

98 Now the one dish I miss from my mom was Lima beans and ham over rice.
With corn bread.
Damn. I can just put my head back, close my eyes and taste it. Yum!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 10:11 PM (0tfLf)

99 Hey everybody.

Welcome to the New & Improved ONT! Now with 100% LESS LIVER and 20000% MOAR BACON!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:11 PM (miE9U)

100 ...Save the liver. And some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Posted by: Julia D.A. Childs at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (W8e/N) Dr. Hannibal Lecther, M.D. at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (cn8bl)




FIFY


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2019 10:11 PM (QzJWU)

101 I liked liver and onions as a kid, I used to request it to see my siblings cry
Posted by: Jean at January 12, 2019 10:09 PM (sFO1P)

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I still like it. My brother used to as a kid, until he saw it raw in the fridge one time. After that he would never touch it again.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:12 PM (ffYR/)

102 No, that's a cow with no legs.
Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (/Z/Su)

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How does a life of skidding around on an udder affect marbling?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 10:12 PM (UGqF8)

103 The button phones are on office desks everywhere. Offices use landlines. My office is pretty techie and yes, landlines are everywhere.


Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 10:08 PM


Exactly. There's no way they could have avoided ever seeing them used... multiple times, on tv, at least.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:12 PM (LkFnL)

104 Liver comes in 3 flavors.

Yuck, Chalk, and Turd.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:12 PM (/Z/Su)

105 Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:11 PM (U5tDi)


With a big F-ing side of cauliflower

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 10:12 PM (aA3+G)

106 Secret to fried liver: soak overnight in a bowl of milk.
Then fry with onions, serve with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Wednesday's blue plate special, $6.75.

Posted by: Rosie's Diner at January 12, 2019 10:12 PM (1rrXc)

107 Raw Liver.

Shellback initiation.

NEVER AGIAN!

Posted by: Don Q at January 12, 2019 10:12 PM (NgKpN)

108 She was. Only 54. I was just 19.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 10:08 PM (0tfLf)
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Oh no, that's awful. I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine what that must have been like.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:12 PM (U5tDi)

109 "Especially it were self-propelled. I can see it going down the street at night now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:07 PM (KoKdw) "



Wow.
Mega - Awesomeness.
The thought of that almost makes me want to build one !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:13 PM (5fNnO)

110 I think Mimi's Cafe has liver and onions.
I've wanted to try it but have been too scaredy-cat, I gotta admit. Don't want to spend money on something I won't like.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:13 PM (miE9U)

111 My grandmother on my mom's side, who was full-blooded Norwegian, loved liverwurst sandwiches.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:14 PM (miE9U)

112 You're pushing it, MisHum.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:14 PM (U5tDi)

113 I ate liver and onions a lot as a child in Kentucky. Beef liver was inexpensive, and it had lots of vitamins and stuff. Plus it could be padded with mashed potatoes if necessary. When the family moved to East Cincinnati and had more $$, liver and onions vanished from the supper menu.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2019 10:14 PM (W+kMI)

114 I'm probably the only woman I know who likes liver. My mom used to make it for me years ago when I would go to her apartment for dinner. Liver and onions, mashed potatoes and gravy. Delicious. She was a great cook.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 09:53 PM (dUJdY)

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Ilike it, too! Chicken livers as well. I make both so theyre soft, a little crispy on the outside, and delectable.

Posted by: Flyover at January 12, 2019 10:14 PM (B5K06)

115 Exactly. There's no way they could have avoided ever seeing them used... multiple times, on tv, at least.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:12 PM (LkFnL)


But even if they had never seen a dial phone in their lives, or thought about "dialing" a number, it's still pretty simple to figure out how to use a dial phone since it only moves one way and there's a stop to let you know when you've moved it enough. There just aren't that many things you can even do with a dial phone other than just ... dial it. And it even has all the numbers and letters and shit right on it ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:14 PM (U96rM)

116 Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:13 PM (5fNnO)

Go for it. I double dawg dare you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

117 69 We never had a rotary phone in our house while I was growing up, but my great-grandma had one, and I used to play with it as a kid. Pretty sure I still remember how to operate it.
Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (Vgw1E)


I'm pretty sure you need to get off my lawn now.

After my dad died, I noticed that I was getting quarterly bills from AT&T or Bell Telephone or whatever they called themselves. Eventually I figured put that it was an old dial telephone that my dad had installed in the garage. They told me to ship it back to them and I never got another bill.

Pity, because it was a perfectly nice telephone and I would have been happy to keep it even if it wasn't connected.

Posted by: rickl at January 12, 2019 10:15 PM (sdi6R)

118 110 I think Mimi's Cafe has liver and onions.
I've wanted to try it but have been too scaredy-cat, I gotta admit. Don't want to spend money on something I won't like.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:13 PM (miE9U)

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Steve, now is the time to take the bull by the hepatic organ.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 10:15 PM (UGqF8)

119 Oh no, that's awful. I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine what that must have been like.
Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:12

*******

Yeah. Had just finished my sophomore year at college and was headed home when I got the call.
I've missed her over the years.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 10:16 PM (0tfLf)

120 I'm not a very good cook, but I have learned that if you always serve your family stuff from a can, they grow up thinking that's delicious.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:16 PM (/Z/Su)

121 I like chicken liver too; I have rarely make it, though, but I like chopped chicken liver if I can find it in a Jewish deli or something..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 10:16 PM (AllCR)

122 A lot of the wireless handsets are on a frequency that interferes with hearing aids. I had to keep a wired phone in my house so I could have one that worked for me. Obviously, this was back when people actually used land lines for something other than as a number to give to suspected spammers. I have no idea if any of the phones connected to our land line actually work at all at this point. (I also don't have hearing aids anymore either)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 12, 2019 10:16 PM (rWZ8Y)

123 She was. Only 54. I was just 19.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 10:08 PM (0tfLf)

That's so sad. It's hard to lose your mom at any age but at 19? Damn. I remember when my mom had cancer and I thought she was going to die. I was 14 and was terrified she wasn't going to make it. It's amazing she survived melanoma back in 68. She was a fighter.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 10:17 PM (dUJdY)

124 Cicero, I guess if I can try and like anchovies...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:17 PM (miE9U)

125 My brother-in-law loves fried chicken livers. He would always get a plate of side of them when he got the chance. Alas! His high blood pressure keeps him from indulging much these days.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2019 10:17 PM (W+kMI)

126 WeaselWoman's dad died when she was 19 or 20.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:18 PM (MVjcR)

127 But even if they had never seen a dial phone in their lives, or thought about "dialing" a number, it's still pretty simple to figure out how to use a dial phone since it only moves one way and there's a stop to let you know when you've moved it enough. There just aren't that many things you can even do with a dial phone other than just ... dial it. And it even has all the numbers and letters and shit right on it ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:14 PM (U96rM)

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Agreed. This is what makes that whole deal seem faked to me.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:19 PM (ffYR/)

128 Gosh Weasel, I didn't know that. Very sad.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:19 PM (U5tDi)

129 Are there still operators if you dial 0?

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:19 PM (MVjcR)

130 I like liverwurst and pate. I can eat chicken livers but won't go out of my way to order liver anywhere.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 10:20 PM (kufk0)

131 My father died when I was 19. One never completely gets over the loss of a parent. In fact, we never completely get over the loss of anyone, but to lose a parent while you are in your formative years is particularly hard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:21 PM (4bd7D)

132 I had cow's tongue once. Interesting texture.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:21 PM (/Z/Su)

133 128 Gosh Weasel, I didn't know that. Very sad.
Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:19 PM (U5tDi)
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Yep. She was home from school after her sophomore year, and he dropped dead in the front yard.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:21 PM (MVjcR)

134 Agreed. This is what makes that whole deal seem faked to me.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:19 PM (ffYR/)

And IIRC "busy boxes" that are hung on cribs and playpens still have the phone dial thing.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 10:21 PM (0QYMt)

135 ALH, it tastes you while you taste it!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:21 PM (miE9U)

136 Weasel, try it. Get back to us.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:22 PM (miE9U)

137 WeaselWoman's dad died when she was 19 or 20.
Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:18 PM (MVjcR)

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Mine passed when I was 16. He was 44.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:22 PM (ffYR/)

138 Good night everyone - got to get some sleep so I can get my husband to the airport before dawn cracks. Enjoy the liver talk! Get it out of your system now, before the food thread tomorrow.

Posted by: bluebell at January 12, 2019 10:22 PM (U5tDi)

139 My mom made liver and onions routinely. And scrapple. And pig's knuckles. And souse. And pie for lunch. But also spaghetti and meatballs, veal, pizza and baked Italian bread because Dad.
No wonder I'm a mess.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 10:22 PM (9rIkM)

140 'Night bluebell. Be careful tomorrow.

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:23 PM (MVjcR)

141 Well, I don't have a yard full of dead machinery, so it's gonna take a while to find the washing machine drum (the big holes make me think it's a pretty old model), and a self-propelled mower that's dead enough to be cheap, but working enough to still spin ...

Couple of pulleys, shafting, v-belts ...

But be patient, when there's a youtube video I'll let everyone know.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:23 PM (5fNnO)

142 Today if you dial zero for an operator, you will hear:

"The number you have dialed... zero... used to connect you to an operator. It's now the year two thousand and eighteen and if you expect to still reach one, you have issues the telephone company is not fit to help you with. Come join us here in today's world and learn to use the internet. The water is warm." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:23 PM (miE9U)

143 136 Weasel, try it. Get back to us.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:22 PM (miE9U)
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I'm scairt!

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:23 PM (MVjcR)

144 In all honesty, all of those "Redneck Engineering" photos showed what I thought were examples of doing the best you could with the materials at hand. A couple were a little extreme, like the hedge cutter, but they all worked and several of them showed a great sense of humor. Of course, I grew up with two parents and other assorted relatives who had lived through both the Depression and WW II.

(Don't tell the feminazis, but I thought the Redneck Dreamcatcher was hilarious. If they haven't already, they'll probably drum me out of the "sisterhood".)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 12, 2019 10:23 PM (urhTh)

145 IIRC, your telephone line has to be one of the old copper wire telephone lines from your local Bell, if you have phone service from FIOS or cable, you can't make outgoing calls on that baby.


Fun tidbit, when we got rid of our Verizon landline ten years ago, we found out that if we got phone service from them again that it would no longer be the old analog copper wire telephone but digital. Why? Once you cancel service, they physically cut the lines. I called about 3 years after we cancelled service about going back with them for the phone line and DSL, and they told me that the DSL wasn't available at my address any longer since they had cut the line.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 12, 2019 10:24 PM (fdTrp)

146 The redneck engineering link showed some innovative and at times highly creative solutions to life's small challenges.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2019 10:24 PM (W+kMI)

147 Anyone' mom used to make chitlins?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2019 10:24 PM (miE9U)

148 Mom was interesting. She was a young wife at Pearl Harbor. As a small boy, she'd take me out on special dinners and taught me how to be a gentleman. She taught me how to mix a perfect martini. She taught me that right or wrong, no one gangs up on a brother or sister. If they deserved it, she'd sort it out later. She taught me how to use the washer and dryer.
She was cool.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 10:25 PM (0tfLf)

149 The rotary phone thing is precisely why millenials drive me absolutely batshit even though some of them are only a couple of years younger than I am.

This is of course a generalization, and I know some amazingly talented people in that age range but... so many of them just plain *suck* at learning things in a way that the dumb people in my generation or prior generations really did not.

If it's not a phone or tablet app, or not controlled by a phone or tablet app - good luck. It's not a technology thing because they suck at learning desktop and laptop stuff too. I know this because I have to both train them on tech and explain everyday things to them on a regular basis.

As near as I can tell, their perception of technology is centered entirely around phones/tablets, apps on them, and web pages (but only as viewed by those devices), and possibly game consoles.

Not having experienced the profusion of technologies that rapidly changed through the 20th century, they assume that phones are forever. They're not just the center of the universe - they're an unchanging center.

I don't know if Gen Z is doing any better. At least they're not as preoccupied with hipsterism and SJW crap.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at January 12, 2019 10:25 PM (67XdO)

150 But even if they had never seen a dial phone in their lives, or thought about "dialing" a number, it's still pretty simple to figure out how to use a dial phone since it only moves one way and there's a stop to let you know when you've moved it enough. There just aren't that many things you can even do with a dial phone other than just ... dial it. And it even has all the numbers and letters and shit right on it ...


Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:14 PM


It's the handset that is particularly puzzling. Even if they haven't seen a dial used before, they sure as shit have seen a button set used. It's possible they have seen it and it just hasn't left an impression in their brain. But that would require Corey and Trevor from TPB levels of really fucking dumb.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:26 PM (LkFnL)

151 Anyone' mom used to make chitlins?
Posted by: qdpsteve

My mom was a terrible cook. My Dad made brains and eggs though, For himself. No one else would touch it.

Posted by: Blutarski at January 12, 2019 10:26 PM (+Tibp)

152 Most kids don't know how to use a landline. My kids grew up with iPhones, if you showed them a rotary phone they wouldn't know what to do with it. Eventually they'd probably figure it out but I could see them try to dial without picking up the handset. Most modern phones have the buttons on the hand set so you have to pick it up to dial.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 10:27 PM (kufk0)

153 My mom was a terrible cook. My Dad made brains and eggs though, For himself. No one else would touch it.
Posted by: Blutarski
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Standard Saturday morning fare at our house.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:28 PM (2kj6M)

154 we never had a rotary phone in our house while I was
growing up, but my great-grandma had one, and I used to play with it as a
kid. Pretty sure I still remember how to operate it.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2019 10:05 PM (Vgw1E)

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get off our lawn

Posted by: The 29 year old Horde members at January 12, 2019 10:28 PM (BHU1I)

155 Yatesville, GA has a chitlin festival every year in the Fall.

We should plan a Middle Georgia MoMe.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:28 PM (/Z/Su)

156
The red neck engineering photos are hilarious.

The disturbing photos were largely pointless - I gave up trying to figure them out about halfway through and left.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 10:28 PM (pNxlR)

157 >>>#15 made me giggle.

Most frightening pig head was in 12 Monkeys.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 10:29 PM (/qEW2)

158 They see people using handsets on button phones and don't spend a single thought thinking about it, because landlines are obsolete and thus irrelevant.

It's kind of like the reverse of taking a tribesman from the Amazon and plonking him in NYC, and having them not see any significance to all of the people poking little rectangular shiny things with their fingers. It's all just gibberish to them.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at January 12, 2019 10:30 PM (67XdO)

159
We had both a rotary phone ("a" as in one and only one) and a named exchange ("CAnal", or 22, to you punks) at our house well into my time in elementary school.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 10:31 PM (pNxlR)

160 MOhawk 4

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:33 PM (5fNnO)

161 We had both a rotary phone ("a" as in one and only one) and a named exchange ("CAnal", or 22, to you punks) at our house well into my time in elementary school.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 10:31 PM (pNxlR)

I had to walk up hill to school, both ways, in the snow.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:33 PM (/Z/Su)

162 FRanklin

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:33 PM (4bd7D)

163 i'm not 29 yet...but i 'member when we were on a party line, and the other party went away and had the phone off the hook.

no phone for you!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2019 10:33 PM (BHU1I)

164 We had both a rotary phone ("a" as in one and only one) and a named exchange ("CAnal", or 22, to you punks) at our house well into my time in elementary school.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 10:31 PM (pNxlR)

******

I had to momorize my phone number before I was even old enough to use it.
Sycamore 3-2505.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2019 10:33 PM (0tfLf)

165 Ok. Off to bed. 'Night!

Posted by: Weasel at January 12, 2019 10:33 PM (MVjcR)

166 I had to walk up hill to school, both ways, in the snow.
Posted by: ALH
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Don't forget about being barefoot....

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 10:34 PM (kufk0)

167 Great fun, this ONT.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2019 10:34 PM (/D1gp)

168 Night Weasel.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:34 PM (ffYR/)

169 In Chicago, it was CAthedral.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:35 PM (5fNnO)

170 Yowdy, h'all.

Well, sure, just go ahead and post the ONT while we're busy having Milady's birthday party. (Just hit 29.) (Of course.) Now I'll never get caught up. Well, then...

¡Primero! (well, first comment of mine on the thread)

Posted by: mindful webworker - click here for latest webworks at January 12, 2019 10:35 PM (qoWmc)

171 Don't forget about being barefoot....
Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 10:34 PM (kufk0)

Yeah, me too.

Posted by: ALH at January 12, 2019 10:35 PM (/Z/Su)

172 Sheesh, I hated those damn rotary phones. It seemed like every phone number always included at least a zero, a 9, or an 8. Dialing them wasn't the problem; waiting for the dial to realign properly so you could dial the next number took forever and a day. Push button phones were a gift from heaven even though it took me forever to figure out how to use the # and the * buttons.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 12, 2019 10:35 PM (urhTh)

173 G'night, Weasel !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:35 PM (5fNnO)

174 Most kids don't know how to use a landline. My kids grew up with iPhones, if you showed them a rotary phone they wouldn't know what to do with it. Eventually they'd probably figure it out but I could see them try to dial without picking up the handset. Most modern phones have the buttons on the hand set so you have to pick it up to dial.


Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 10:27 PM


Interesting point.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:35 PM (LkFnL)

175
130 I like liverwurst and pate. I can eat chicken livers but won't go out of my way to order liver anywhere.
Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 10:20 PM (kufk0)


Whitefish livers here.

* mic drop *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 10:37 PM (pNxlR)

176 I still love rotary phones and hated the button ones. I found the rotary sets delivered a satisfying mechanical process.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:38 PM (LkFnL)

177 G'night, everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:39 PM (5fNnO)

178 I still love rotary phones and hated the button ones. I found the rotary sets delivered a satisfying mechanical process.
Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:38 PM (LkFnL)

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They did, after the 2 minutes spent completing your dial.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:40 PM (ffYR/)

179 Night sock_rat_eez.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:41 PM (ffYR/)

180 Ku Klux Coors

I rate this
☐ funny
☒ not funny.

Not because racism or beerism or PC or anything.

Just because, not funny.

Which is kind-of funny. In a funny kind of way.

YMMV

Posted by: mindful webworker - click here for latest webworks at January 12, 2019 10:41 PM (qoWmc)

181 161 "i had to walk up hill to school. both ways. in the snow."

me too!. back then we had real snow, 6' drifts, roads closed, and when james, our butler, carried me to school, i'll tell you me, it was cold!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 12, 2019 10:41 PM (Pg+x7)

182 They did, after the 2 minutes spent completing your dial.


Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:40 PM

Hey, I loved the ones you had to crank to get the local operator to connect you.

Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019 10:42 PM (LkFnL)

183 Rotary phones provided the added boost of creating a muscle memory to accompany the numbers being dialed. A repetitive physical pattern which would drill that number deep into one's lizard brain-stem.

Pushing buttons still drove a repetitive process, but less emphatically so.

Smart phones make for weak memory in the mental rolodex arena.

So?

One of you get busy and make up a rotary-dial app we an all use and love!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2019 10:43 PM (QzJWU)

184 MOhawk 4

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:33 PM (5fNnO)


We were Mohawk 7 - Philly suburbs.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:44 PM (U96rM)

185 ❎ filled in
🔲 not filled in

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 12, 2019 10:45 PM (rnAwa)

186 I'm in the same deceitful-mother camp. She used to tell us it was steak when we were kids. Funny thing is I got a job at a Browns Fried Chicken when I was a teenager and always loved eating their deep-fried chicken livers. Haven't had them in decades, but willing to try them again after all this talk.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at January 12, 2019 10:45 PM (sM+h7)

187 My grampa loved pickled pig's feet. He'd eat them out of the jar and laugh because my siblings and I were so grossed out.

Posted by: Aud at January 12, 2019 10:45 PM (uBywd)

188 And I thought I was so clever. Dialing 11911 (I think) and hanging up, would cause the phone to ring back, with no one there, of course.

I hereby apologize to whoever babysitted me that one time. You know who you are.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 10:46 PM (QEgj7)

189
We also served as crossing guards at the two intersections closest to my elementary school in fifth and sixth grade. We had to wear white belts (keep 'em clean, too) of the Safety Patrol and be out at our scheduled locations twenty minutes or so prior to the bell and in all weather.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 10:46 PM (pNxlR)

190 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at January 12, 2019 10:46 PM (JFzNN)

191 Most kids don't know how to use a landline. My kids grew up with
iPhones, if you showed them a rotary phone they wouldn't know what to do
with it. Eventually they'd probably figure it out but I could see them
try to dial without picking up the handset. Most modern phones have the
buttons on the hand set so you have to pick it up to dial.





Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 10:27 PM



It's interesting how fast telephone technology has changed in the last 25 years when you look at telephones from the 1950's through the mid 80's and how much they didn't change. Oh yeah, the phones had some cosmetic changes on the outside, but the technology did not change at all.



Once Ma Bell got broken up and you could buy your phones from whoever you wanted, all of a sudden there were answering machines, then fax machines, voicemail, caller id, call waiting, etc, etc.


It's almost like the free market really works.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 12, 2019 10:46 PM (fdTrp)

192 I recollect that Jay Leno set up a competition between two texting champs, and a pair of amateur radio operators using Morse.

The CW guys crushed the texters.
http://tinyurl.com/oroj7l4

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:47 PM (2qPhT)

193 Kiss a Ginger day.

Milady has gingers in her line. Her long locks look midnight black, but in bright sunshine, the Irish highlights shine.

So, yeah, I smooched her.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click here for latest webworks at January 12, 2019 10:47 PM (qoWmc)

194 "safety patrol"... sheesh. i achieved that but once.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 12, 2019 10:48 PM (Pg+x7)

195 It's interesting how fast telephone technology has changed in the last 25 years when you look at telephones from the 1950's through the mid 80's and how much they didn't change. Oh yeah, the phones had some cosmetic changes on the outside, but the technology did not change at all.
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I continue to maintain that audio quality has deteriorated.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:48 PM (2qPhT)

196
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 10:33 PM (5fNnO)


Actually, we also had Mohawk 4 numbers in the area. Were you from the Main Line?

We never said "Mohawk" - we used "MO" but we knew that it was short for Mohawk.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:48 PM (U96rM)

197 My grampa loved pickled pig's feet. He'd eat them out of the jar and laugh because my siblings and I were so grossed out.
Posted by: Aud at January 12, 2019 10:45 PM (uBywd)

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In the more rural areas of the Southeast, there are still bars with jars of pickled pigs feet on them. These and Chitlins gives meaning to the phrase "use everything but the squeal!".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:48 PM (ffYR/)

198 MisHum--I laughed til I cried at the redneck engineering.

I thought I might be a little hungry, but after seeing the picture of liver, It will be a while til I eat again. Horrible.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

199 It's Kiss a Ginger Day?



I guess WeirdDave and Gingy won't be around tonight.

Posted by: Vendette at January 12, 2019 10:49 PM (4MipL)

200 We also served as crossing guards at the two intersections closest to my elementary school in fifth and sixth grade. We had to wear white belts (keep 'em clean, too) of the Safety Patrol and be out at our scheduled locations twenty minutes or so prior to the bell and in all weather.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot
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I still have my belt and badge.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:50 PM (2qPhT)

201 Once Ma Bell got broken up and you could buy your phones from whoever you wanted, all of a sudden there were answering machines, then fax machines, voicemail, caller id, call waiting, etc, etc.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 12, 2019 10:46 PM (fdTrp)


Yep. WIth Ma Bell you had to rent their phones from them.

And now we have cable companies where we're back to the same old shit - you have to rent their equipment from them, which is where they make half of their money.

Funny ... kind of.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:50 PM (U96rM)

202
We had a rotary dial phone well up into the early 80s. I think we had touch-tone by the time I was in high school.

And I can remember all the numbers I had to know, and all but one are no longer in use.

And I couldn't tell you what my cell number is. It's a flip phone, non-smart, and I don't want to know the number.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2019 10:51 PM (f1Vqw)

203 We still have a landline phone with a receiver, so my kids would know to pick up the receiver to dial.

When we lost power for four days in November it was nice to have a phone that you didn't have to take out to the car to charge.

Posted by: Gem at January 12, 2019 10:52 PM (XoAz8)

204 Remember phone books? Some asshole keeps throwing one on my porch every year, or thereabouts.

Anyhoo, years ago - mom and dad would install a phone for young Jenny. Right below Jackson, James 1234 Maple 867-5308

Yeah, no, they don't that anymore. Can't imagine why

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 10:52 PM (QEgj7)

205 Posted by: otho at January 12, 2019

Heh, nice TPB reference. Thought I was the only one who watched those goofs. Bubbles would make a good Moron

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at January 12, 2019 10:53 PM (sM+h7)

206 Er, it would say "Teen Line"

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 10:53 PM (QEgj7)

207 ... hmmmm... safety patrol really is a thing from the past. kids don't walk to school anymore. they won't let them.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 12, 2019 10:53 PM (Pg+x7)

208 Kiss a ginger DAY ?!?


Pikers.


I get to do that every day.



Posted by: irongrampa at January 12, 2019 10:03 PM (S/hVx)


Extra kisses for the days you annoyed her?

Posted by: Vendette at January 12, 2019 10:54 PM (4MipL)

209
As a cow-orker at summer camp once noted about liver, "Why would you eat the organ which has the purpose of dealing with toxins in the body - isn't it likely to contain, you know, toxins?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 10:54 PM (pNxlR)

210 Anyhoo, years ago - mom and dad would install a phone for young Jenny. Right below Jackson, James 1234 Maple 867-5308

5309.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:54 PM (U96rM)

211 Once Ma Bell got broken up and you could buy your phones from whoever you wanted, all of a sudden there were answering machines, then fax machines, voicemail, caller id, call waiting, etc, etc.


It's almost like the free market really works.
Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper
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It wasn't the breakup of Bell that brought that about, it was the Code-a-phone (?) lawsuit, that brought about FCC Part 68 rule. I.e., you can connect whatever you want to the phone line, so long as the interface meets Part 68 standars.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:55 PM (KoKdw)

212 ... where i lived, everybody walked to school.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 12, 2019 10:55 PM (Pg+x7)

213
With Charter (Spectrum, now owned by Time-Warner), you can still buy your own modem and router for internet, but you've got to use one of their receivers for TV. There is some way supposedly mandated to allow you to buy your own and use some "module" with the decryption shit, but apparently no one sells that stuff.

If you want the telephone over internet service, then you've got to rent one of their modems, though.

When they set Miley up here, they rented her everything, including the router. But it's some "deal" for a year or so, where she doesn't pay for it for a while. Hopefully, she'll be out of here by then.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2019 10:55 PM (f1Vqw)

214 Er, it would say "Teen Line"

What could go wrong?
Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 10:53 PM (QEgj7)

---------------

We had one of those. Lasted 6 months until Dad got sick of all the arguing over it and cxl'd. After that, I paid to have my own line installed. Had to lock up the phone to keep brother and now dead to me sister from using it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 10:56 PM (ffYR/)

215 And I couldn't tell you what my cell number is. It's a flip phone, non-smart, and I don't want to know the number.
Posted by: publius
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I don't know what mine is either.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:56 PM (KoKdw)

216
When they set Miley up here, they rented her everything, including the router. But it's some "deal" for a year or so, where she doesn't pay for it for a while. Hopefully, she'll be out of here by then.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2019 10:55 PM (f1Vqw)


Oh gosh. I'm sorry you are so eager for her to leave...

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 10:57 PM (TdMsT)

217 Tons of kids walk to school around here, including mine. Well,they usually ride bikes.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 10:58 PM (kufk0)

218 fry up bacon (NOT like that on the gardening thread today) then wrap in paper towels to drain.

saute pre-sliced onions in some of the bacon grease to satisfaction, then remove to paper towels to drain,

take 1/4" or better slices of FRESH liver, and add to hot pan with some more of that fresh bacon grease, and sear said slices, both sides, quick, kill flame, and add onion and bacon back in to equalize temps and retard cooking, then plate before the liver gets past rare.

nom.

YMMV.

and my alleged mother couldn't cook liver, or much of anything else, for shit.

which i think is part of the reason i started cooking. the other was to cook for the parish KofC, because they had no one to cook the monthly breakfast one time, and only served doughnuts.

(which are an awesome breakfast, BTW)

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2019 10:58 PM (BHU1I)

219 LOgan.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 10:59 PM (0QYMt)

220 I wish I had had the job security weatherman have way back when I worked in the corporate world. One to three inches was the prediction; six or so was what we got. That's twice so far this winter and it's only the middle of January. But the real killer is "a chance of flurries". That's usually good for at least eight inches of not more. If I had screwed up that badly on the job, I would have been out the door so fast my head would have spun.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 12, 2019 10:59 PM (urhTh)

221 217 really? wow. i thought that was verboten.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 12, 2019 10:59 PM (Pg+x7)

222
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2019 10:58 PM (BHU1I)


And THAT'S how you prepare liver!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 11:00 PM (pNxlR)

223 I was amused, sort of, by a top of the hour newscast on the radio.

Apparently St. Louis, MO got socked in with a metric crapton of snow. Several people were stranded in their cars overnight. The broadcaster said that one chick was "furious", I think, with the MO DOT, I guess, but it wasn't really clear. She left work early, and then they sort of left the story open ended. I mean what, get mad at God for the snow, I guess. Or buy a 4WD, or what exactly did she expect? Road crews are deployed strategically, and they can't send them out too early etc. It was just weird to hear someone complaining. It's January. It snows in January, and if you're wise you carry some things to tide you over for a few hours.

This stuff used to not even be cause for comment, really. Now it's a major dumpster-fire 4 alarm production for every goddamned thing.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 11:01 PM (QEgj7)

224 We also served as crossing guards at the two
intersections closest to my elementary school in fifth and sixth grade.
We had to wear white belts (keep 'em clean, too) of the Safety Patrol
and be out at our scheduled locations twenty minutes or so prior to the
bell and in all weather.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 10:46 PM (pNxlR)

We had orange Sam Browne belts. Being a safety was cool. In the winter we could get hot chocolate in the cafeteria before going to class.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 11:01 PM (0QYMt)

225 >> Oh gosh. I'm sorry you are so eager for her to leave...

She'll be out of here and into our own place, Ladyl. :-)

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2019 11:01 PM (f1Vqw)

226 When they set Miley up here, they rented her everything, including the router. But it's some "deal" for a year or so, where she doesn't pay for it for a while. Hopefully, she'll be out of here by then.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2019 10:55 PM (f1Vqw)
----
Things not working out??.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 11:01 PM (kufk0)

227 Der Kommisar was on MTV all the time at one point. Would not call it "minor play".

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2019 11:01 PM (uEbPt)

228 "Why would you eat the organ which has the purpose of dealing with toxins in the body - isn't it likely to contain, you know, toxins?"

Shark liver and polar bear liver can kill you ...

Posted by: Adriane the No Social Media is Good Social Media Critic ... at January 12, 2019 11:02 PM (LPnfS)

229 Diogenes-
That's so cool about your mom. My mom was/is cool
Taught me all sorts of stuff, hot to cook, dance, be a gentleman with a lady. She played College Basketball and was on the Archery team. Taught me to shoot a bow.
Ministers daughter from Tennessee. She's still going 90 mph @ age 88.

Posted by: DBCooper at January 12, 2019 11:02 PM (bttOm)

230
Up the road from us, Negaunee's exchange was GRanite.

Ishpeming's was HEmatite and approprite for a town where iron mining was the leading form of employment.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 11:03 PM (pNxlR)

231 safety patrol really is a thing from the past. kids don't walk to school anymore. they won't let them.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp
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The kids in my neighborhood take the bus but, to be fair, they would have to cross a very busy state route with no traffic lights near to get to their school.

But, the a hole parents pick them up at the bus stop even though it is one or two blocks to their house. They park on both sides of the street making it much more dangerous than just letting the little darlings walk home.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 11:03 PM (9rIkM)

232 really? wow. i thought that was verboten.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp
----
Not in Texas.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 11:03 PM (kufk0)

233 Just shy of 4 inches of snow. Looking forward to some sunshine tomorrow. Redneck engineers was a hoot. I could use a picnic table watercraft.

Leaving the Missus behind on the 17th to go fishing for a couple of days in the Gulf. I am meeting a childhood friend who trains race horses on a big ranch near Ocala. No need for a coat, just a sweatshirt for the early morning. Excited to be in warm weather for 4 days.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 12, 2019 11:04 PM (w1Q8n)

234 And you can't replicate the satisfaction of slamming down the receiver with a cell phone.

There was a French restaurant in Walla Walla WA of all places. I ordered liver. It was calves liver with a cream sauce and crispy roasted potatoes. Really wonderful.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 12, 2019 11:04 PM (Lqy/e)

235 Kateurday ONT Compliance Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbVLTFxeDRg

Kate has so many moving parts

Posted by: kbdabear at January 12, 2019 11:06 PM (0Ntuf)

236
She'll be out of here and into our own place, Ladyl. :-)
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2019 11:01 PM (f1Vqw)


Well THATS a relief!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

237 Liver must be fresh and firm because the texture rapidly trends to nasty.

Posted by: Fritz at January 12, 2019 11:08 PM (wxZSX)

238 Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2019 11:03 PM (9rIkM)

The kids around here walk to a pick-up point for the bus. Since the school is a couple miles away it makes sense.
I grew up in a suburb city where the lots were small (a kid-powered push mower was enough) so walking the half mile to the elementary school wasn't a big deal and you all walked with friends and other kids from the neighborhood.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 11:08 PM (0QYMt)

239 Up the road from us, Negaunee's exchange was GRanite.



Ishpeming's was HEmatite and approprite for a town where iron mining was the leading form of employment.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2019 11:03 PM (pNxlR)


Look out! We got a Yooper amongst us!

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 11:09 PM (0QYMt)

240 safety patrol really is a thing from the past. kids don't walk to school anymore. they won't let them.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp

-------------------

I grew up in a suburb bordering Chicago. The town was made up of blocks of houses, no room for subdivisions, as all land was used. So, it was safe to walk/ride a bike to school.

Where we lived when my daughter was growing up, it was all subdivisions off of 35-45 mph roads with no sidewalks. Not safe.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 11:09 PM (ffYR/)

241 Our house is exactly 1/2 mile from the elementary school in our neighborhood. The middle school and high school are bussed because they are several miles away.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 12, 2019 11:10 PM (kufk0)

242 TIlden

Posted by: Flyover at January 12, 2019 11:12 PM (B5K06)

243 HUdson

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

244 A thing about cell phones that I don't like is how you have your contacts in there by name and it just dials them. I have seen people who lost or broke their cell phones and couldn't call any one for help in an emergency even when lent a phone by someone else because they didn't actually *know* their friends and families phone numbers.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 12, 2019 11:14 PM (RfzVr)

245 Calm Mentor: I get my Polish sausage from a privately owned butcher shop here in Omaha. They have big, medium, and small jars of pickled pigs feet. They have stuff in jars and their display cases that is beyond description. The one thing, though, that they can't make worth a damn is scrapple.

My father would plop a thick slice of souse on a slice of bread, douse it with vineger, then top it with another piece of bread. Usually that's when I fled the scene of the crime

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 12, 2019 11:15 PM (urhTh)

246 I continue to maintain that audio quality has deteriorated.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:48 PM (2qPhT)


You would not be wrong.

Ma Bell kept those phones in service at your house for decades and wanted them to last a good long time. So, they used quality parts.

I also contend that analog audio sounds better than digital. It's why so many audiophiles have gone back to listening to vinyl.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 12, 2019 11:15 PM (fdTrp)

247 Some would argue excessive ... protection of children today is because parents love and care for them so much, compared to the past 100 years or so in America.

What is bizarre though, it doesn't jibe with the infantalization of adults, and extending childhood well into adulthood. What we would call children today were expected to shoulder great responsibility for the longest time. I probably would have failed, I dunno. The guy you read about in school - "Damn the Torpedos, Full Speed Ahead!" David Farragut, iirc, commanded his first ship in battle at age 15

Something ain't workin' here in good ole "modern" America. There is some kind of weird dichotomy going on. "It's for the Children". Everything is "for the Children"; and then they get the worst education and a popular culture that has turned into a sewer. Letting kids play in the yard is a crime.

I noticed in South Korea, little kids walk unsupervised to school. In downtown Seoul! I'm talking kindergarden age, maybe a little older. They know to stop at crosswalks, they have these improbably large backpacks on. Nobody bothers them. In a city of 20 million! Can you imagine?

India - the kids are taking Calculus in 5th grade. I'm telling you, if our educators and departments really cared about children - they wouldn't be worried about transexual career day at the grade school, they would be preparing students to "compete in the global economy" they are always hectoring us about.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 11:16 PM (QEgj7)

248 Saw a very cool gun today at an estate sale in Mesa. A Harper's Ferry musket, supposedly more than 200 years old. They wanted $450.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2019 11:17 PM (nPGq2)

249 Posted by: who am I at January 12, 2019 09:57 PM (W8e/N)

Ernestine?

Posted by: Grannymimi at January 12, 2019 11:18 PM (u5LFV)

250 Liver must be fresh and firm because the texture rapidly trends to nasty.


Posted by: Fritz at January 12, 2019 11:08 PM (wxZSX)

I have enjoyed foie gras many times but I don't think I have ever eaten straight liver. It was kinda verbotten in our family. Foie Gras is more spreadable fat than liver from my understanding.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:18 PM (n13/j)

251 My father died before I was even conceived. bummer dude

Posted by: KCJeff at January 12, 2019 11:18 PM (KdryZ)

252 saw a very cool gun today at an estate sale in Mesa. A
Harper's Ferry musket, supposedly more than 200 years old. They wanted
$450.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2019 11:17 PM (nPGq2)
I would have grabbed it depending on condition. It is really a shame that something so old can be worth so little.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:22 PM (n13/j)

253 ...Saw a very cool gun today at an estate sale in Mesa. A Harper's Ferry musket, supposedly more than 200 years old. They wanted $450.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2019 11:17 PM (nPGq2)




Send detailed photos to Mike Clark, owner of Collector's Firearms here in Houston.

World's largest gun store.

He not only buys that stuff, but he'll also tell you go/no go at that price, and also a bit about what you have there.

www.collectorsfirearms.com


And surfing what's for sale at that site is a VERY dangerous past time.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2019 11:22 PM (QzJWU)

254 CJ Anderson? What the hell.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 12, 2019 11:22 PM (cRkMZ)

255 I saw one of these today at a car show:

http://www.microcarmuseum.com/tour/velorex.html

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2019 11:22 PM (nPGq2)

256 Alberta-
was it an 1842? that was the common one.

Posted by: DBCooper at January 12, 2019 11:23 PM (bttOm)

257 they wouldn't be worried about transexual career day at the grade
school, they would be preparing students to "compete in the global
economy" they are always hectoring us about.

---

Well, we are preparing the kids for the jobs we want them performing.

Posted by: Safe School Czar Jennings at January 12, 2019 11:23 PM (cRkMZ)

258 When I was in Europe, Inwas surprised to find that passing a stopped schoolbus is not illegal. They have it setup different I think, but a big part of it is greater training of little kids, I think.

There was a recent story of some young girl who wiped out two or three kids with her car at a school bus stop, maybe a couple few months ago. Her vehicle looked like it hit a tree. That story dropped off the radar screen, I wonder why?

Have the "authorities" released the name of the most recent cop-killer, who killed a 22 year old female?

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 11:24 PM (QEgj7)

259 Ahh-
Maybe an 1803 for the Musket

Posted by: DBCooper at January 12, 2019 11:24 PM (bttOm)

260 >>>>>Look out! We got a Yooper amongst us!


Ya der eh.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 12, 2019 11:24 PM (aA3+G)

261 Some would argue excessive ... protection of children today is because parents love and care for them so much, compared to the past 100 years or so in America.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 11:16 PM (QEgj7)


A lot of it is because there are so many only-child families. People with one child act very differently. Neurosis is almost built-in to a 1-child family.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 11:25 PM (U96rM)

262 >>>It is really a shame that something so old can be worth so little.

That's what I keep trying to tell my family!

Posted by: cfo mom at January 12, 2019 11:25 PM (RfzVr)

263 223 -- Yeah, I am sick and tired of the eternal weather panics, too. Now that they can "predict" four or more days in advance, we get four or more days of incessant "bad weather" warnings. Bleh.

A couple summers ago, eastern Nebraska got hit with a major thunderstorm and possible tornadoes one afternoon into early evening. One of the local stations must have just recently gotten a major upgrade in equipment. All four of the station's weatherman were in the studio, and you could see the glee at being able to play with their new toys. They tried to act all serious as they tracked the storm inch by inch, but you just knew they were having a blast behind the scene.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 12, 2019 11:27 PM (urhTh)

264 Yep. WIth Ma Bell you had to rent their phones from them.



And now we have cable companies where we're back to the same old
shit - you have to rent their equipment from them, which is where they
make half of their money.



Funny ... kind of.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 10:50 PM (U96rM)


And people wonder how HuluTV, DirecTVNow, YoutubeTV, Sling and Tubi are able to offer tv streaming packages for under $50 a month. No equipment rentals! Just buy a Roku or other streaming device and you got them.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 12, 2019 11:27 PM (fdTrp)

265 >> Well THATS a relief!

I guess the way I phrased it could sound bad, if you didn't know the situation. This joint here is just a temporary Duchess holding pen until I can get a house built for us on the home place somewhere.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2019 11:28 PM (f1Vqw)

266 Send detailed photos to Mike Clark, owner of Collector's Firearms here in Houston.



World's largest gun store.



He not only buys that stuff, but he'll also tell you go/no go at that price, and also a bit about what you have there.



www.collectorsfirearms.com





And surfing what's for sale at that site is a VERY dangerous past time.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2019 11:22 PM (QzJWU)


Didn't buy it, and took no pictures. Wood was all there, but heavily dented all over. Barrel and lock seemed to be intact. I doubt it was in shootable condition.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2019 11:28 PM (nPGq2)

267 A lot of it is because there are so many only-child families. People with one child act very differently. Neurosis is almost built-in to a 1-child family.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 11:25 PM (U96rM)

------------------

True, but I would also argue that the parenting of the 60s/70s would get one a DFACS visit today. I have one daughter, and she was told to get outside in the summer or on breaks during the day, or do chores at home. However, in our subdivision only.

Can you imagine how a story about a kid kicked out of their house for any length of time would run these days?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 11:31 PM (ffYR/)

268 265 >> Well THATS a relief!

I guess the way I phrased it could sound bad, if you didn't know the situation. This joint here is just a temporary Duchess holding pen until I can get a house built for us on the home place somewhere.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2019 11:28 PM (f1Vqw)


That sounds very exciting!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 11:31 PM (TdMsT)

269 www.collectorsfirearms.com



And surfing what's for sale at that site is a VERY dangerous past time.

They are pretty well known.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:31 PM (n13/j)

270 @ AOP.


Surf the Collector's site, anyway.

Your mind, it will boggled be.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2019 11:32 PM (QzJWU)

271 Alberta-

was it an 1842? that was the common one.

Posted by: DBCooper at January 12, 2019 11:23 PM (bttOm)

I don't know. Looked at it casually; seller said it was over 200 years old. I was thinking Civil War era, since there was a battle at Harper's Ferry, IIRC. But I learned later there was an armory there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2019 11:32 PM (nPGq2)

272 It is really a shame that something so old can be worth so little.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:22 PM (n13/j)


Reminds me of a couple of auctions that happened about 15 or 20 years ago. A first edition of Newton's Principia went for $500,000. A set of JFK's golf clubs went for over a million.

Yep. That pretty much says it all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 11:33 PM (U96rM)

273 Talking about old-fashioned things

I bought an Aladdin kerosene lamp, they type with the hollow wick that increases the burning area and made a brighter light.

This one is the model 9, which was made in the early 20's. They made lots of them, so it is not particularly valuable, but I bought it as my power-outage kit.
This one needs a new wick and the "flame spreader" which is basically a cap with holes to direct air on the inside of the hollow wick.

Granted, since I have battery lights, propane lanterns, and other kerosene lamps I am more than good to go, but I always liked the Aladdin style lamps.

My GF asked me how many kerosene lamps I needed. I told her "all of them"
This one is pretty classy, though.


To be fair to her, she never has asked why I need 5 pressure canners.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 12, 2019 11:35 PM (mUa7G)

274 Reminds me of a couple of auctions that happened about 15 or 20 years ago. A first edition of Newton's Principia went for $500,000. A set of JFK's golf clubs went for over a million.

--------

Principia was a yawner.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2019 11:36 PM (UGqF8)

275 Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
2h
I will be interviewed by Jeanine Pirro at 9:00 P.M. on
@FoxNews
. Watch
@JesseBWatters
before and
@greggutfeld
after. All terrific people. I am in the White House waiting for Cryin' Chuck and Nancy to call so we can start helping our Country both at the Border and from within!

-
"Cryin' Chuck." That's another thing Mitt wouldn't lower himself to!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2019 11:36 PM (+y/Ru)

276 "A lot of it is because there are so many only-child families. People with one child act very differently. Neurosis is almost built-in to a 1-child family."

Well that's true, but that doesn't explain the schizophrenic contradictions foisted on everybody from the top down. We have to strap kids into our cars like Astronauts, but School Buses don't even have seat belts. A kid can't walk alone into LegoLand with his own money without the cops getting involved, or CPS. But if he decides he's really a girl, and wants to wear a dress, well who are we to argue?

We're constantly admonished that the kids belong to the schools, the teachers, the education system, parents have no say in what's taught, but these same people swear off any responsibility for the students safety - especially with respect to the spate of mass shooting slaughters in recent years.

See where I'm goin' with that?

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 11:36 PM (QEgj7)

277 t is really a shame that something so old can be worth so little.



Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:22 PM (n13/j)



Reminds me of a couple of auctions that happened about 15 or 20
years ago. A first edition of Newton's Principia went for $500,000. A
set of JFK's golf clubs went for over a million.



Yep. That pretty much says it all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 11:33 PM (U96rM)

Yeah lots of things are that way for some reason. It just comes down to what someone is willing to pay I guess. But to me it is sad that ancient relics are worth less than a weeks or two rent in many cities today.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:36 PM (n13/j)

278 It wasn't the breakup of Bell that brought that
about, it was the Code-a-phone (?) lawsuit, that brought about FCC Part
68 rule. I.e., you can connect whatever you want to the phone line, so
long as the interface meets Part 68 standars.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2019 10:55 PM (KoKdw)


It seems like all those things hit in the same time period.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 12, 2019 11:36 PM (fdTrp)

279 helicopter parents lead to college snowflakes. Shocker.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:38 PM (n13/j)

280 It seems like all those things hit in the same time period.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 12, 2019 11:36 PM (fdTrp)


There was a lot of stuff bunched up. MCI had just started up, too, IIRC.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 12, 2019 11:38 PM (U96rM)

281 If JFK would have roached LBJ with one of those golf clubs, they would be worth a fortune.

Posted by: Burger Chef at January 12, 2019 11:40 PM (RuIsu)

282 I fucked up the JFK golf clubs. Sorry everybody.

Posted by: Elaine Benes at January 12, 2019 11:40 PM (89T5c)

283 The wife enjoyed the Saturday Night joke.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2019 11:42 PM (Rz2Nc)

284 I actually believe the rotary phone video.

I work with millennials, both at the school and at the bar, many very intelligent.

But we have different skill sets because things that were entirely common in my day, are extremely rare now.

One of the biggest things I see them struggle with is making change. So very few of them ever use cash that it's almost a foreign concept to them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 12, 2019 11:43 PM (MuDfX)

285 I fucked up the JFK golf clubs. Sorry everybody.


Posted by: Elaine Benes at January 12, 2019 11:40 PM (89T5c)
and you ate the cake.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:43 PM (n13/j)

286 So tonight SWMBO cooked up the best pork stew with parsnips, onions, sage, etc. plus Calvados and hard cider.

If there ever is a 2nd edition of the Moron Cookbook, it would be worth an entry.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 12, 2019 11:45 PM (CeJUf)

287 But we have different skill sets because things that were entirely common in my day, are extremely rare now.

One of the biggest things I see them struggle with is making change. So very few of them ever use cash that it's almost a foreign concept to them.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 12, 2019 11:43 PM (MuDfX)

----------------

I used to manage them, and I concur. I have not for several years, but at that time it seemed there were either very good ones or very bad ones. The middle seems to have dried up.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 12, 2019 11:46 PM (ffYR/)

288 it was the over the top mechanic who fucked up the clubs, but you shouldn't have left them in jerry's car.

Posted by: newman at January 12, 2019 11:47 PM (Wr4LW)

289
So tonight SWMBO cooked up the best pork stew with parsnips, onions, sage, etc. plus Calvados and hard cider.



If there ever is a 2nd edition of the Moron Cookbook, it would be worth an entry.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 12, 2019 11:45 PM (CeJUf)
I hope not too much of the Calvados and hard cider went into the stew.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:47 PM (n13/j)

290 Your mind, it will boggled be.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2019 11:32 PM (QzJWU)

Indeed. It seems I own a thousand dollars' worth of rifles...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2019 11:48 PM (nPGq2)

291 Quint, 289. Calvados not so much. Though it was a 4 pack of Samuel Smith's hard cider and I downed three of them.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 12, 2019 11:49 PM (CeJUf)

292 Strange noises outside the apt. Sounds like a woman arguing. Not soft, like pleading, but from a position of strength.
Went outside, asked loudly, "Is everything all right?"
No answer. Asked again, no answer.
This is the world we are in.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 12, 2019 11:49 PM (l9m7l)

293 One of the biggest things I see them struggle with is making change. So very few of them ever use cash that it's almost a foreign concept to them.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 12, 2019 11:43 PM (MuDfX)

Yes, I use cash for almost all purchases. The only time I don't is pay at the pump. What I really liked was seeing my niece and her husband had their budget taped to their refrigerator when the hosted thanksgiving. So there is hope.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2019 11:50 PM (Rz2Nc)

294
Tis time.

I need to go kiss my ginger.


Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 12, 2019 11:51 PM (S/hVx)

295 Quint, 289. Calvados not so much. Though it was a 4 pack of Samuel Smith's hard cider and I downed three of them.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 12, 2019 11:49 PM (CeJUf)
Smith's is good stuff. Calvados can kick it up a notch if it is your want.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2019 11:51 PM (n13/j)

296 I was never a fan of Donald Trump because of his brash New York persona...when he was a mogul/celebrity. But as POTUS?

Absolutely the right man at the right time. I love President Trump.

So very much.

He may very well be our last best hope to save this republic. Turns out a republic is fragile, and so easily ruined by acts that seem so admirable at the time.

Benjamin Franklin knew: a republic if you can keep it.

Anyhoo: God bless Donald Trump, and his family.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 12, 2019 11:53 PM (FXbwN)

297 Since I missed the movie thread, here is a bit on one of the ideas tossed into the wastebasket for 2001/ Or it might be Arthur C. Clarke having a little prank at the readers' expense.

In The Lost Worlds of 2001 he relates one idea was to have pyramid shaped aliens getting a ticker-tape parade in NYC while being escorted by Irish cops.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 12, 2019 11:53 PM (8lLw2)

298 261 -- No, I think it's because of the twenty-four hours news cycle, plus the huge expansion of area coverage. Before cable tv and the need to chatter 24/7, local events stayed pretty much local. For example, the Columbine shootings would have big the tv and newspapers in most of Colorado, but not much more than that. Nowadays, the cable channels are desperate for anything that will give them eyes.

Plus, there's the daily scare story every local news channel carries. Did you know that this or that commonly used household product might poison your child? Or how to protect yourself and your family from this one in every thousand years disaster. Not to mention the "Do you know where your children are?" campaign several years back.

Except for one occasion, as long as my kids were in range of my voice, I really didn't care what they were doing as long as they weren't brought home in a police car. The one occasion was when a couple of paperboys were snatched and killed. No kid in Omaha was allowed to go any where alone for several weeks until the SOB was caught. My two oldest boys walked to another kid's house, got him, then the three of them walked to school three blocks away.

But today's parents have been terrorized into keeping their kids in sight every minute of every day. If one of their kids isn't in sight, they are terrible parents.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 12, 2019 11:53 PM (urhTh)

299 ...Indeed. It seems I own a thousand dollars' worth of rifles...


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2019 11:48 PM (nPGq2)



Clearly, you're not (yet) infected with the Weaselvirus.

Symptoms include $700 rifle barrels, $3,000 scopes, $500 carbon stocks and many other thousands in presses, dies, scales, calipers and the like.

The alternative is to make your own AK-47 from scratch, per Tribal Afghanistan.

I have the feeling yours would be superior in fit, finish and accuracy.

Your Northern Stockpile of Rusted Gold will forgive you if you sacrifice a leaf spring or three, accordingly.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2019 11:54 PM (QzJWU)

300 Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 12, 2019 11:53 PM (FXbwN)

Fist bump.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2019 11:55 PM (Rz2Nc)

301 282
I fucked up the JFK golf clubs. Sorry everybody.


Posted by: Elaine Benes at January 12, 2019 11:40 PM (89T5c)



Not as bad as I did.

Posted by: Michael Skakel at January 12, 2019 11:57 PM (fdTrp)

302

Have you seen the infamous Door Bell Licker?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7zuyj7f

Just saw that on FOX.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 12:00 AM (f1Vqw)

303 Have the "authorities" released the name of the most recent cop-killer, who killed a 22 year old female?

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 11:24 PM (QEgj7)

Check with the local news stations/papers for that town. Because, you know, it's all local news according to Tater Stelter, BSGHA.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 12:02 AM (0QYMt)

304 >>>This joint here is just a temporary Duchess holding pen

"And there he kept her very well."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 13, 2019 12:03 AM (NMAzL)

305
I just realized I did something. I played the video of the teenagers trying to use the dial phone. But, I did it in a very indirect way, and just realized it.

I at Miley's, using a laptop and have a remote desktop connection through a VPN tunnel back to my new screamer machine I just put together a couple of weeks ago.

I'm running the browser instance on that machine and essentially using the laptop here as just a terminal. I forgot about that and played the video.

And it worked seamlessly. No delays or anything. The browser on my home machine was playing the video, then the packing up the video and audio back over the internet through the VPN tunnel and the RDP connection back here. And it worked without any delay or choppiness.

I'm impressed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 12:04 AM (f1Vqw)

306 Is there a shift change going on? I hear such great things about the ONT.

Much disappoint.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 13, 2019 12:05 AM (FXbwN)

307 I bought a pair of used doors at an auto wrecker in Phoenix this week, for my Ford F-150. Both left-side doors were dented by the truck having hit a ditch or something. Superficial damage; they still worked OK, but shallow dents over a wide swath on each door.

So I got a nice rust-free silver rear door off an F150 Super Crew, and it was a perfect fit, as it should be, same model after all. They didn't have any good silver-painted doors for F150s; all were damaged in some way, but there was a very, very nice door for an Expedition. Their book says the door is different, but all exterior dimensions were the same, so I bought it anyway.


Guess what? They are different. The inside panel stamping is different to accommodate a different interior handle layout. But I was able to cut a coupon of metal from the old door, with the mounting holes for the interior handle, and cut an opening in the new door in the right place, and weld the patch into it. Drilling a few new holes took care of the other minor differences. Door is hung on there now, and looks and works perfectly. But it did take me all day to change it, and I had help.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 12:06 AM (nPGq2)

308 ...This joint here is just a temporary Duchess holding pen

"And there he kept her very well."


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 13, 2019 12:03 AM (NMAzL)



SILENCE! You polish that coal till it gleams, you hear me!

*kicks glass slipper under the scullery*


Posted by: Not Publius at January 13, 2019 12:06 AM (QzJWU)

309 Fist bump.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2019 11:55 PM (Rz2Nc)

Ditto that.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 13, 2019 12:06 AM (FXbwN)

310 Have the "authorities" released the name of the most recent cop-killer, who killed a 22 year old female?

Posted by: Common Tater at January 12, 2019 11:24 PM (QEgj7)

.....

The fact you haven't heard means:

A) The suspect is not named Whitey McWhiterson
B) The suspect is name Hector-Muhammad Cruz al Bawi

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 13, 2019 12:07 AM (MuDfX)

311 I also contend that analog audio sounds better than digital. It's why so many audiophiles have gone back to listening to vinyl.


Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 12, 2019 11:15 PM (fdTrp)

Absolutely! We have many people coming into the store looking for and buying the old LP's. The sound is much better than CD's. I have a lot of LP's dating back to the early 1950's. Excellent sound.

Posted by: Grannymimi at January 13, 2019 12:09 AM (u5LFV)

312 Have the "authorities" released the name of the most recent cop-killer, who killed a 22 year old female?
Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, - 48 - Davis,Cal

Posted by: Panhandler at January 13, 2019 12:10 AM (lqgsv)

313 >>>Benjamin Franklin knew: a republic if you can keep it.

Benjamin Franklin would have 1) been on Tindr, and 2) sent dick pics, if they'd been a thing in his time.

John Adams would have been appalled.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 13, 2019 12:11 AM (NMAzL)

314 An NAACP official says a Connecticut lawyer's Facebook post is racist and disgusting. The lawyer, on the other hand, says it was intended to test Facebook's screening policies, which he thinks to cater to the "morbidly sensitive."

When we live in times where it's ok for leftist professors or antifa or Sarah Jeong to say "kill white people", I find it really hard to care if people merely post *other* types of racist things.

And when I say I don't care, I really mean I'm glad they're doing it, because I think diversity is unconditionally awesome, so if we are allowed to have racism, we should have racism that is diverse enough to include racism against enshittened people and people with squinty eyes.

Fuck racists who are against diversity when it comes to racism.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 13, 2019 12:11 AM (/qEW2)

315 287 -- Kids and change drive me insane, too. I learned how to run a cash register back in the good old days of manual cash registers and was taught the proper way to make change. Never in fifty years or so did I use a register that told me how much to hand back in change.

The last couple years I still had the bookstore, I noticed that more and more people were using debit or credit cards rather than actual cash. In the early days of the store, I used to make bank deposits a couple times a week. By the time I closed, it was down to once or twice a month. And it wasn't simply because I was lazy or the bank was inconvenient. The XO worked directly across the street from our bank and dropped the bag into the night deposit on his way to work. It was simply because so many of my sales were plastic.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 12:13 AM (urhTh)

316 Posted by: Panhandler at January 13, 2019 12:10 AM (lqgsv)

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Where does that go in line with the number of U.S. citizens killed by illegals here?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 12:14 AM (ffYR/)

317 SILENCE! You polish that coal till it gleams, you hear me!



*kicks glass slipper under the scullery*







Posted by: Not Publius at January 13, 2019 12:06 AM (QzJWU)

The scullery maids have access to the kitchen. Which is full of knives. And you got to sleep sometime; and sometimes the 'ettes around here can be a bit...sporty.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 12:15 AM (0QYMt)

318 Where does that go in line with the number of U.S. citizens killed by illegals here?

It doesn't, he was a local fellow.

Posted by: Panhandler at January 13, 2019 12:15 AM (lqgsv)

319 The fact you haven't heard means:

A) The suspect is not named Whitey McWhiterson
B) The suspect is name Hector-Muhammad Cruz al Bawi\

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 13, 2019 12:07 AM (MuDfX)


If you are talking about the **** who killed rookie officer Natalie Corona, his name is/was Kevin Douglas Limbaugh. When the police tracked him down, he appeared wearing a bulletproof vest and then ran back inside and shot himself, saving themselves the trouble.

Posted by: HTL at January 13, 2019 12:15 AM (RwInT)

320 I love LP. The first LP I ever bought was Kiss Alive. I wore it out. I found an original release (with the photo album, even) in Denver a few years ago, pristine condition. Plus I have a turntable that is wonderful, not the cheap Sear POS I had as a kid.

I have gotten a few albums no longer available anywhere: Planet P, Alan Parsons Project: Pyramid, BOC, Revolution by Night.

I also have an original release of Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 13, 2019 12:15 AM (FXbwN)

321 Steve & Cold Bear.

Wins the UN P.C. rant of the week.

*cheers!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Not Publius at January 13, 2019 12:16 AM (QzJWU)

322 I'm impressed.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 12:04 AM (f1Vqw)

We noticed. Thanks for the documentation.

Posted by: Google AKA Bob, from NSA at January 13, 2019 12:16 AM (aVmAZ)

323 -a temporary Duchess holding pen
-"And there he kept her very well."


"I call
That piece a wonder, now; Fra Pandolf's hands
Worked busily a day, and there she stands. . ."

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 13, 2019 12:17 AM (ykYG2)

324 SILENCE! You polish that coal till it gleams, you hear me!

*kicks glass slipper under the scullery*


Posted by: Not Publius at January 13, 2019 12:06 AM (QzJWU)

He inspects my hardwood floors for cat hair. It's hell, I tell you.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 13, 2019 12:17 AM (NMAzL)

325 Where does that go in line with the number of U.S. citizens killed by illegals here?

It doesn't, he was a local fellow.
Posted by: Panhandler at January 13, 2019 12:15 AM (lqgsv)

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Then why bring this up, specifically? An illegal murderer will make this old news by Monday, as there are so many of them.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 12:18 AM (ffYR/)

326 Where does that go in line with the number of U.S. citizens killed by illegals here?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 12:14 AM (ffYR/)

It would appear that the Limbaugh creep is indeed Whitey McWhiterson in this instance, but he was also clearly Nutty McNutterson, with a record of criminal violence. So the justice system shares some of the blame for turning loose on society after his previous brush with the law.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 12:18 AM (nPGq2)

327

Well, that was surprising. I had to open up the router's traffic page and see how much bandwidth was being used when I was playing a video over the tunnel.

It wasn't that much. Very spikey, peaking at only 6mbit/s through the tunnel. Well, for an old dial-up modem, that's a shit ton, but for this, nothing. And that was just peak. Most of the time, it was just under 1mbit/s.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 12:19 AM (f1Vqw)

328 Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 12:13 AM (urhTh)

I run the kitchen fund for my office - paper plates, napkins, plastic flatware, cups - that sort of stuff. When we run low and the fund runs low I collect $5. So many of my co-workers do not actually carry any money. It is, to me, very weird. If I am buying a cup of coffee at the gas station I wouldn't think of using a card for that. Or at Burger King or any other fast food place - heck, pizza - delivery or pick-up I use cash.

It is very weird to me that I have to work the collection for twelve people for a week to shake $5 every three months or so.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 12:20 AM (0QYMt)

329 oops


Un socks


LMAO!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2019 12:21 AM (QzJWU)

330 It doesn't, he was a local fellow.

Posted by: Panhandler at January 13, 2019 12:15 AM (lqgsv)

My read on it: he was local, as in Davis was his most recent address, but he had lived in several other states. (probably until he was run out of town)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 12:21 AM (nPGq2)

331 325
Common tater asked if anyone had found out the name of the killer. I sup[plied the name and age and city of residence. Period - I didn't bring up anything else.

Posted by: Panhandler at January 13, 2019 12:21 AM (lqgsv)

332 ❎ filled in
�� not filled in

-
https://bit.ly/2RM2MvH

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2019 12:23 AM (+y/Ru)

333 It is very weird to me that I have to work the collection for twelve people for a week to shake $5 every three months or so.
Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 12:20 AM (0QYMt)

I seldom carry cash. And I am not young, 29 or so. I find I spend cash far more easily than I do with my cards.

Road trips, however, I carry cash. Why? Dunno.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 13, 2019 12:24 AM (FXbwN)

334 Enough with the Royal innuendos madame:
He inspects my hardwood floors for cat hair. It's hell, I tell you.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 13, 2019 12:17 AM (NMAzL)

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at January 13, 2019 12:24 AM (0x00j)

335
Miley got interested in what this Remote Desktop looks like, and I was going to show her, by remoting her laptop. But turns out that feature is only for the Pro versions, not Home. You can do Remote Assistance, which is sort of a downgraded version, but no full remote desktop.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 12:26 AM (f1Vqw)

336 REDHEADS REJOICE, because the annual Kiss A Ginger Day is fast approaching in Dublin.

I can get a restraining order just fine here at home. I don't need to fly to Ireland to be told to leave the redheads alone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 13, 2019 12:26 AM (0bu2O)

337 Nope. I love cds. I play them once -- when I rip them to my computer. My computer instantly makes the music available on my smart phone. Plus, no skips and no tape hiss. I remember piling enough change on the needle cartridge to buy lunch with. Nope. I don't miss vinyl in the least.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 12:27 AM (urhTh)

338 Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 12:13 AM (urhTh)

Growing up my friends father owned a donut shop. We'd work there on Saturdays. It had the old style cash registers, we could do the addition/subtraction in our head.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 12:27 AM (Rz2Nc)

339 It would appear that the Limbaugh creep is indeed Whitey McWhiterson in this instance, but he was also clearly Nutty McNutterson, with a record of criminal violence. So the justice system shares some of the blame for turning loose on society after his previous brush with the law.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 12:18 AM (nPGq2)

---------------

I'm sure the last name alone sent them into fits of ecstasy.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 12:27 AM (ffYR/)

340 I just realized how much the Immigrant Song by Zep sounds like something Motley Crue would have done. Never realised there were such similarities there. Huh.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 13, 2019 12:29 AM (myjNJ)

341 I'm sure the last name alone sent them into fits of ecstasy.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 12:27 AM (ffYR/)

Heh.
Thing is, the same dysfunctional legal system that lets criminal aliens across the border in droves also lets career criminals and raving lunatics of domestic origin wander the streets until they kill somebody.
It's all the handiwork of the Left.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 12:30 AM (nPGq2)

342 I seldom carry cash. And I am not young, 29 or so. I find I spend cash far more easily than I do with my cards.

Road trips, however, I carry cash. Why? Dunno.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 13, 2019 12:24 AM (FXbwN)

I find that odd. Being about 29 myself, I need to have a certain amount of cash on me or I feel naked. I'm pretty much cash only. It's a great at restaurants, no waiting for signing, just pay and go.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 12:32 AM (Rz2Nc)

343 330
It doesn't, he was a local fellow.



Posted by: Panhandler at January 13, 2019 12:15 AM (lqgsv)

My
read on it: he was local, as in Davis was his most recent address, but
he had lived in several other states. (probably until he was run out of
town)


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 12:21 AM (nPGq2)


We used to call that the "Roanoke Sentence" around her 30 years ago.

Some guy would do something like getting caught with underage girls, not banging them, but caught by somebody making out with them. Instead of jail time, they were pretty much told to leave town and never come back. Worked with a guy that happened to, whenever that company has a reunion for old employees, he never comes and no one brings his name up.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 13, 2019 12:32 AM (fdTrp)

344 Hi everyone!

When I was a kid, my dad liked liver and onions. The rest of us would eat all the leftovers in the fridge.


Home safe from BWI. Drove behind a brigade of snowplows. A 1.5 hour round trip took 2.5 hours.

Posted by: Iris at January 13, 2019 12:35 AM (6lKe4)

345 "I just realized how much the Immigrant Song by Zep sounds like something Motley Crue would have done. Never realized there were such similarities there. Huh."
-Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 13, 2019 12:29 AM (myjNJ)

I'm not sure I would ever make that connection. Maybe I haven't listened to it in a long time, but I never got Motley Crue out of Led Zeppelin.

The Immigrant Song was a Stand-Alone and pretty unique to this day. From "Shout at the Devil" to "Girls, Girls, Girls", the only thing I can find in common it the talent and volume of the drummers.

I don't want to dismiss your thought, off-hand, however. I'll need to check out some Crue and see if this checks-out.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:35 AM (Ckg4U)

346 Pug Mahon: Planet P!!!! Also known as Planet P Project, which was just Tony Carey and whatever paid musicians he chose to work with at the time (early 1980s).

Do you have, or have you heard, Pink World?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 13, 2019 12:37 AM (miE9U)

347 Mikey -- To be honest, I usually use my debit card for anything over a buck or so. It's a habit I got into when my kids were still at home. I swear, they could smell it if I actually had cash in my wallet "Ma, I need five bucks for school." " Ma, I need ten bucks for this, that or the other. "

On the other hand, I usually try to give cash to a small, locally owned business because I know they have to pay the fee to run my credit card. BK, the grocery stores, Walmart, any other multi-outlet outfit, I know they've already figured in the cost of credit processing when they set the price of anything. Not to mention that they have lower processing fees because they run so many cards every day.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 12:39 AM (urhTh)

348 AOP - Don't know if you caught this last night before signing off. The amazing thing is that the full texts are available there.
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Looks like a set of home-study textbooks from the Brass Era.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Yep. International Correspondence Schools.

They published a staggering quantity of stuff:
http://tinyurl.com/yac73m47
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 13, 2019 12:39 AM (KoKdw)

349 Thanks for that input Slap. I never noticed it until tonight. There's just something there that screams Crue song. But of course, Zep was first and best. But I really can imagine the Crue covering that song and kicking it in.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 13, 2019 12:40 AM (myjNJ)

350 "I find that odd. Being about 29 myself, I need to have a certain amount of cash on me or I feel naked. I'm pretty much cash only. It's a great at restaurants, no waiting for signing, just pay and go."
-Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 12:32 AM (Rz2Nc)

I use cash for everything except for large purchases and I always pay-off any cards A.S.A.P. because I always have the money for them.

If it is not in my account, within my budget, I will not buy it.

Cards are only a convenient means to an end. I'll take their Gas Rewards and their other perks without paying interest for the convenience.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:40 AM (Ckg4U)

351 Although I love CDs, one thing I still miss about LPs (and am enjoying again, now that I'm collecting some again) is the center label designs. Some of them were quite inventive, interesting and just fun to look at.

For instance, the original release of Golden Earring's "Cut" album (which contains their 1982 hit, Twilight Zone) was on a relatively rare label in the US, 21 Records. The design of the '21' is beautiful.

I also loved the label that MCA used in the 1980s, with the very soft-focused painting of the rainbow and clouds in the sky. I also love that they would usually put the album *title* in bigger print above the artists' name, which was kind of rare.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 13, 2019 12:41 AM (miE9U)

352 I find that odd. Being about 29 myself, I need to
have a certain amount of cash on me or I feel naked. I'm pretty much
cash only. It's a great at restaurants, no waiting for signing, just pay
and go.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 12:32 AM (Rz2Nc)


I am the same, but I just don't feel comfortable giving some random person my credit card that they can take a picture of both sides and use it to their hearts content.

Plus, if we are going to a chain restaurant, I make sure I go to Kroger and get a gift card so that I get gas points.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 13, 2019 12:42 AM (fdTrp)

353 "Thanks for that input Slap. I never noticed it until tonight. There's just something there that screams Crue song. But of course, Zep was first and best. But I really can imagine the Crue covering that song and kicking it in."
-Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 13, 2019 12:40 AM (myjNJ)

Oh, yes. Vince Neil might not be able to pull-off the vocals, nowadays, but he was certainly capable back "In the Day".

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:42 AM (Ckg4U)

354 I find that odd. Being about 29 myself, I need to have a certain amount of cash on me or I feel naked. I'm pretty much cash only. It's a great at restaurants, no waiting for signing, just pay and go.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 12:32 AM (Rz2Nc)

And you know how much you can spend at any one time because that's all you have in your wallet!

Yeah, it makes you stop to think 'do I really need that?' Also, no skimming for id theft.

In G'd we trust, all others pay cash.

Posted by: Cash 'n Carry at January 13, 2019 12:44 AM (aVmAZ)

355 Oh, yes. Vince Neil might not be able to pull-off the vocals, nowadays, but he was certainly capable back "In the Day".
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:42 AM (Ckg4U)


Agreed. Wonder if Plant can handle that vocal now? Killer song and my number one Zep tune.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 13, 2019 12:44 AM (myjNJ)

356 "It had the old style cash registers, we could do the addition/subtraction in our head."


Now half the businesses have registers connected to the internet, most of them can't figure out what to do if the internet is down. I was in an auto parts store when it went down once, I tried to tell the kid working there just use some computer paper invoices and write them out by hand. The head guy finally came in and gave all the counter guys a quick lesson of writing things down and adding up the price.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 13, 2019 12:44 AM (4thlk)

357
Miley got interested in what this Remote Desktop
looks like, and I was going to show her, by remoting her laptop. But
turns out that feature is only for the Pro versions, not Home. You can
do Remote Assistance, which is sort of a downgraded version, but no full
remote desktop.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 12:26 AM (f1Vqw

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That's right, and that's a tad annoying. I haven't bothered to do the cost comparison on upgrading to Pro or sticking with GoToMyPC, which costs a fortune but which has saved me on a few occasions.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2019 12:45 AM (13CQC)

358
Look out! We got a Yooper amongst us!
Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 12, 2019 11:09 PM (0QYMt)


Ya, eh!

And ... out!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 13, 2019 12:46 AM (Bx21z)

359
Heh. When I was a kid and my Mom would make liver and onions all us kids thought it was punishment for something. We all HATED it.

I found out about four years ago (at age 46) that it is my Father's favorite meal. (My parents divorced when I was 14....us three kids lived with Mom...we never had liver and onions after that....)

Had it at Dad's not long ago...I'm pretty sure it's still my least favorite meal. Well, that and cow's tongue. Ick.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at January 13, 2019 12:46 AM (u95+k)

360 Shit. Trying to snack on low sodium wheat crackers, alone they are like eating grass clippings. No flavor at all. Sigh.....,

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 12:46 AM (ffYR/)

361 Cards are only a convenient means to an end. I'll
take their Gas Rewards and their other perks without paying interest for
the convenience.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:40 AM (Ckg4U)

Plus, if we are going to a chain restaurant, I make sure I go to Kroger and get a gift card so that I get gas points.


Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 13, 2019 12:42 AM (fdTrp)


Well, I use the debit card inside Kroger and the credit card at the pumps. And yes, I do use the reward card because getting that $.10 off a gallon every month is sweet. But buying lunch at BK or getting a cup of coffee at Speedway I use cash - anything else falls into "does not compute" territory for me. Yes, I still pay most of my bills (except the mortgage) with checks. Yes this is my lawn, and yes you can get off it right...now.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 12:51 AM (0QYMt)

362 I live. Here's documentary film of me taking first drive since the accident.

https://youtu.be/QIjKijhv1OU

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 12:51 AM (fA1SL)

363 I use cash for everything except for large purchases and I always pay-off any cards A.S.A.P. because I always have the money for them.

If it is not in my account, within my budget, I will not buy it.

Cards are only a convenient means to an end. I'll take their Gas Rewards and their other perks without paying interest for the convenience.
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:40 AM (Ckg4U)

I don't have a credit card, I have cash and a debit card. My wife has two credit cards that can come in handy. For large punches, like a car or something, it's a phone call to to electronically transfer the cash. Of course I drive a 2008 Jeep coromandel, my wife drives a 2018 Mini Cooper, she had an older one but it needed breaks and she came home with a new one, I just looked and said, technically it's new breaks, sweet ride.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 12:52 AM (Rz2Nc)

364 "Agreed. Wonder if Plant can handle that vocal now? Killer song and my number one Zep tune."
-Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 13, 2019 12:44 AM (myjNJ)

I mentioned it as a Stand-Alone because it is unique in the industry. While there may be many bass-lines like it and drum-lines like it, nobody put them together like Zeppelin.

Plant can't do what he did all those years ago. David Coverdale (Whitesnake) was the closest to his voice I've ever heard, He did an album with Jimmy Page in the early Nineties (Coverdale Page, oddly enough) that had John Bonham's son as the drummer.

That's as close as you're ever going to get to Classic Zeppelin again and it isn't really that good in My Humble Opinion. They only had one hit, but since music is subjective, many people really liked the album.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:52 AM (Ckg4U)

365 I'm mostly a lurker but, HOLY SH*T PALP'S BACK!

Posted by: Average Guy at January 13, 2019 12:53 AM (LMcFk)

366 Yep. International Correspondence Schools.



They published a staggering quantity of stuff:

http://tinyurl.com/yac73m47

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 13, 2019 12:39 AM (KoKdw)

Interesting. I bookmarked that site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 12:54 AM (nPGq2)

367 G'Night, Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM).

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:54 AM (Ckg4U)

368 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 13, 2019 12:56 AM (miE9U)

369 Ya, eh!



And ... out!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 13, 2019 12:46 AM (Bx21z)

Troll here! Michiganders for the win!

Yay! The Great State of Michigan!

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 12:57 AM (0QYMt)

370 I live. Here's documentary film of me taking first drive since the accident.



https://youtu.be/QIjKijhv1OU

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN
and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 12:51 AM (fA1SL)

Welcome back, Palp!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 12:57 AM (nPGq2)

371 And you know how much you can spend at any one time because that's all you have in your wallet!

Yeah, it makes you stop to think 'do I really need that?' Also, no skimming for id theft.

In G'd we trust, all others pay cash.
Posted by: Cash 'n Carry at January 13, 2019 12:44 AM (aVmAZ)

Yep, do I really need it is big.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 12:57 AM (Rz2Nc)

372 352 -- And that's exactly why I check my bank account on line every day. My bookstore card once bought vast amounts of booze all over Texas. I called the card company immediately and the problem was instantly solved. I've never had a problem with our personal account except one time when some major retail outlet had a major breach. My bank played it safe, canceled everybody's accounts, and issued new cards. That was so much fun calling all and sundry to tell them about the change in card number, expiration date, and CCV for both the house and the bookstore. Some idiot at the Y managed to fat finger the number at least twice. I offered to enter the number myself at the top of my voice. Amazingly, although they turned my offer down, the number was correct the next month and there was no further payment problem.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 12:57 AM (urhTh)

373 "Shit. Trying to snack on low sodium wheat crackers, alone they are like eating grass clippings. No flavor at all. Sigh..."
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 12:46 AM (ffYR/)

I've gone "fresh" on everything, except ground beef and chicken breasts.

Any processed food that is hailed as "Low Sodium!" is a trough of slop that I leave to vegetarians and phaggitz.

...except that herbal seasoning that I can't remember right now. It isn't really a "Salt Substitute", but it has got some good flavor to it.

I'll have to run down and find it.

...Unkie Palp is back?!?

I missed a post, somewhere.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:58 AM (Ckg4U)

374 Other, lesser peoples must tremble at superior Slav rap of Russian airborne infantry.

https://youtu.be/1G6tQ4B8AQQ

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 12:59 AM (fA1SL)

375 ...except that herbal seasoning that I can't remember right now. It isn't really a "Salt Substitute", but it has got some good flavor to it.



I'll have to run down and find it.



...Unkie Palp is back?!?



I missed a post, somewhere.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:58 AM (Ckg4U)

Herbal seasoning? Mrs. Dash?
Palp is at 362.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 01:00 AM (nPGq2)

376 >> I haven't bothered to do the cost comparison on upgrading to Pro

Home to Pro will run about $100. You can easily do it via the MS Store thingy now. Pay MS the $100, and it will turn it into Pro. All the Pro code is right there on your system, it just won't activate without the magic key.

The hackers haven't cracked it yet that I've seen, so no hack to turn Home into Pro that I know of.

And to do remote desktoping, NAT routers can be a problem. MS has some server, that acts as a third party man in the middle to get around that, but I've never used it. Going through the VPN tunnel, that's not a problem.

With IPv6, theoretically that's no a problem, since NAT masquerading isn't required. But still, you'd have to open up the firewall on the router. I looked at doing the tunnel via IPv6, but it was so complicated, my eyes glazed over.

I could run both a IP6 and IP4 tunnel simulataneously on the router. I'll get around to setting up an IP6 tunnel one of these days.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 13, 2019 01:00 AM (f1Vqw)

377 Palp, Fuckin A! When everyone was wondering where you were, I suggested you got caught running the boudoir gambit on a sweet young round eye. The clan had you in a pit, might take awhile for you to talk your way out.

Posted by: choogle at January 13, 2019 01:00 AM (lvyHc)

378 I live. Here's documentary film of me taking first drive since the accident.



https://youtu.be/QIjKijhv1OU

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN
and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 12:51 AM (fA1SL)

Uncle Palp! So Aunt Anya let you out again? She forgave you for haranguing her best laying chickens with political diatribes so they would not lay and just call her an aristo?


You are one lucky man.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:00 AM (0QYMt)

379 363 ... I don't have a credit card, I have cash and a debit card.
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Same here. I've never had a credit card. The only debt I've had was for car payments, to intentionally raise credit scores. Paid for college with cash earned as I went. Debit card for online purchases these days, cash mostly everywhere else.

Posted by: Cash 'n Carry at January 13, 2019 01:01 AM (aVmAZ)

380 I'll have to run down and find it.

...Unkie Palp is back?!?

I missed a post, somewhere.
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 12:58 AM (Ckg4U)

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#362.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 01:01 AM (ffYR/)

381
Welcome to Other Home, Palp!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 13, 2019 01:01 AM (w3OLr)

382 Palp - why are you wearing a Slade mask?
You aren't trying to convert Starfire to your ancient slavonaut theories, are you?

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:02 AM (0QYMt)

383 Well, time for me to hit the sack. have an early day tomorrow. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2019 01:03 AM (nPGq2)

384 Yep, do I really need it is big.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 12:57 AM (Rz2Nc

Ok , half the post just disappeared. lol

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 01:03 AM (Rz2Nc)

385 Or for them as prefers traditional Cossack songs - SMR airborne with suitable musical accompaniment.

https://youtu.be/_kj241uxIkQ

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:04 AM (fA1SL)

386 Years back, friends and I would go to Des Moines for the annual cross stitch convention. I would take a certain amount of cash with me. I left both my check book and my credit card at home. Once the money was gone, it was gone. I had to make some hard choices, but it kept my spending in check. Other wise, I would have bankrupted the Sabin household once and for all.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 01:04 AM (urhTh)

387
Off Miley sock -- using the browser on the laptop, not via Remote (still should be going through the tunnel, since the default gateway is redirected, so it should be "my" hash).

Another limitation of Remote Desktop on the non-server versions is the limit it to only one user logged on to a desktop session.

With server, formally "terminal services", you can have as many as you like (but have to be a license for each one).

So with Pro, if you log on remotely, it knocks off the local login session. And vice-versa.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:05 AM (f1Vqw)

388 Years back, friends and I would go to Des Moines for the annual cross stitch convention. I would take a certain amount of cash with me. I left both my check book and my credit card at home. Once the money was gone, it was gone. I had to make some hard choices, but it kept my spending in check. Other wise, I would have bankrupted the Sabin household once and for all.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at J




so, cross stitch, is this some kind of slang for heroin or some other kind of drug or vice? how do you bankrupt the family with needlepoint?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 01:07 AM (MTjB1)

389 I also have an original release of Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 13, 2019 12:15 AM (FXbwN)

So do I!! Great album!

Posted by: Grannymimi at January 13, 2019 01:08 AM (u5LFV)

390 So with Pro, if you log on remotely, it knocks off the local login session. And vice-versa.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:05 AM (f1Vqw)

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I'm glad your devices are working well for you.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 01:10 AM (ffYR/)

391 Let there be no doubt - AOSHQ is the home of SMR propaganda and information. Shashka girls:
https://youtu.be/AN3uhImuy6E
https://youtu.be/Qtvsn9_y9S8
https://youtu.be/wTtJOWQTmKA

With each day, I grow stronger, more Slav.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:11 AM (fA1SL)

392 Thanks for the Slav King video clip, Uncle Palp. It is the answer to the question "Imagine if Mississippi was a nuclear power."

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:11 AM (0QYMt)

393 so, cross stitch, is this some kind of slang for heroin or some other kind of drug or vice? how do you bankrupt the family with needlepoint?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 01:07 AM (MTjB1)


Oh, don't ask. Notice the phrase "cross-stich convention", key word being "convention".

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2019 01:12 AM (Y8PSl)

394 I also contend that analog audio sounds better than digital. It's why so many audiophiles have gone back to listening to vinyl.


Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at January 12, 2019 11:15 PM (fdTrp)


Except that vinyl is awful reproduction, full of noise, and deteriorates with every play.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 13, 2019 01:12 AM (U96rM)

395 Edison cylinders are even better yet!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2019 01:13 AM (aKsyK)

396 so, cross stitch, is this some kind of slang for heroin or some other kind of drug or vice? how do you bankrupt the family with needlepoint?
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 01:07 AM (MTjB1)

Maybe it's dealer slang for trading, like X many kilos of her cocaine for Y many kilos your fenatyl.

Posted by: Cash 'n Carry at January 13, 2019 01:14 AM (aVmAZ)

397 >> Except that vinyl is awful reproduction, full of noise, and deteriorates with every play.

They've looked at these claims. Double-blind testing shows it's all in their heads, basically. Like the guys who think they can tell a Stradivarius from a modern high quality violin.

Now, it turns out there may be something real physically there, and it's differences in distortion. Older tube amplifiers distort differently from modern solid state amps, for example, and that's what the "audiophiles" can detect, when they actually detect something real.

Most of the time, it's all in their heads.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:15 AM (f1Vqw)

398 I also have an original release of Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 13, 2019 12:15 AM (FXbwN)
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So do I!! Great album!

Posted by: Grannymimi at January 13, 2019 01:08 AM (u5LFV)


I have the original Lynyrd Skynnyd 'Street Survivors' album, before they changed the cover when they died. Eerie album, knowing the story.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2019 01:16 AM (Y8PSl)

399 #392. Yup. Homeland of SMR is not dissimilar to Florida. But with space program and nukes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:16 AM (fA1SL)

400 Thanks for the Slav King video clip, Uncle Palp. It is the answer to the question "Imagine if Mississippi was a nuclear power."


Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:11 AM (0QYMt)


Or worse - the UP. They used to have nukes, you know. They never should have gotten rid of them. The world would have learned to fear Ishpeming, and tremble at the dictates of Iron Mountain.
And now we got to worry about some fat Korean kid who should be in a K-Pop video and a Chinese "strongman" who has banned Winnie-the-Pooh because his peasants keep calling him that.
What a let down.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:16 AM (0QYMt)

401 Same here. I've never had a credit card. The only debt I've had was for car payments, to intentionally raise credit scores. Paid for college with cash earned as I went. Debit card for online purchases these days, cash mostly everywhere else.
Posted by: Cash 'n Carry at January 13, 2019 01:01 AM (aVmAZ)

Exactly, I was going to pay for a car with cash, but my father told me to borrow a little to establish credit for when I wanted to buy a house. My payment was $85 a month. The guy guy at the dealership laughed, said that was the lowest payment he's written up.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 01:17 AM (Rz2Nc)

402 In fairness, Koreans are just degenerate Chinese in denial, and Chinese are merely Kuomintang in denial.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:18 AM (fA1SL)

403 399
#392. Yup. Homeland of SMR is not dissimilar to Florida. But with space program and nukes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN
and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:16 AM (fA1SL)


Rockets, nukes, lunatics, large lizards, and geezers from the eastern US? You're Florida?

Oh you poor dumb doomed bastards.
(Leave Aunt Anya's chickens alone.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:19 AM (0QYMt)

404 I would say Alabama could use a nuclear program, but our crap clay soil cuts down on places to stash the missiles.

I mean, jeez, we even have honest-to-God rocket scientists! Granted we stole the seed for that from the Germans, but hey, didn't everyone...?

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 13, 2019 01:20 AM (lLeln)

405 Most of the time, it's all in their heads.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:15 AM (f1Vqw)


Yeah, there might be one or two in a million who can tell the difference with 70% accuracy .... maybe, but no normal people can.

Besides, from what I remember from the 70s and 80s the real tweeks had reel-to-reels for the "highest" fidelity. The vinyl thing is just to be obstinate

I had a friend in Israel who was really into vinyl. He used to listen to that "noise" crap with it! The friggin music wasn't even music but he needed the fidelity of vinyl. LOL.

Most of them are playing these LPs on shitty turntables, with shitty amplifiers, through shitty speakers ... but they're so much better than CDs! Can you even buy decent turntables anymore?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 13, 2019 01:22 AM (U96rM)

406 Russians must be tough to survive their homeland drunk, and drunk to tolerate their homeland at all.

Sort of like North Dakota, but colder.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 13, 2019 01:22 AM (lLeln)

407 How do I bankrupt the family with counted cross stitch? Very, very easily. Charts are not cheap and evenweave fabric is even more expensive, including 18 count canvas for counted canvas work. Then we get into the really expensive stuff -- fiber. Specialty fibers cost an arm and a leg, especially silk. And let's not forget the expensive little doodads that decorate the finished piece. And decent framing. Framing needlework is a specialty and you pay through the nose for a decent job, which is why most of my completed projects sit unframed in a couple of drawers.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 01:22 AM (urhTh)

408
I live.


Best news I've seen all day.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 13, 2019 01:22 AM (0bu2O)

409 In fairness, Koreans are just degenerate Chinese in denial, and Chinese are merely Kuomintang in denial.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:18 AM (fA1SL)

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Great to see you back, Palp. I hope the recovery is moving along well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 01:22 AM (ffYR/)

410 #403 -. I am in Texas. And Florida, as we all know, is closest to Motherland of all the states.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:24 AM (fA1SL)

411 What makes the telephone thing so bad is that it means they have never seen a non-contemporary film.

Which means they have never seen a good film.

Posted by: Arminius at January 13, 2019 01:24 AM (382aI)

412 For Uncle Palp. (Still leave Aunt Anya's chickens be).


https://tinyurl.com/y8dralsw

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:25 AM (0QYMt)

413 The rotary phone thing does not shock me. Probably lots of these kids have no idea you can get TV without cable, satellite, or streaming.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 13, 2019 01:26 AM (lLeln)

414
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 13, 2019 01:00 AM (f1Vqw
===

Thanks. I wish I understood more than 25% of that.

As long as I can "use" my desktop in one city via my laptop in another city I'm good. And for $100 it looks like Remote is a better deal than gotomypc.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2019 01:26 AM (13CQC)

415 How do I bankrupt the family with counted cross stitch? Very, very easily. Charts are not cheap and evenweave fabric is even more expensive, including 18 count canvas for counted canvas work. Then we get into the really expensive stuff -- fiber. Specialty fibers cost an arm and a leg, especially silk. And let's not forget the expensive little doodads that decorate the finished piece. And decent framing. Framing needlework is a specialty and you pay through the nose for a decent job, which is why most of my completed projects sit unframed in a couple of drawers.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 01:22 AM (urhTh)

Wow! You're obviously very senior in the cartel, from the useage of these drug codes! Bankrupting the 'Family' indeed.

Posted by: Cash 'n Carry at January 13, 2019 01:26 AM (aVmAZ)

416 410
#403 -. I am in Texas. And Florida, as we all know, is closest to Motherland of all the states.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN
and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:24 AM (fA1SL)


Cuba?

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:27 AM (0QYMt)

417 As for recovery - I still use two canes, and even then walk like a goddamned penguin. County is pressing no charges, bcause I was in the right. But how I can shoot if I need a walker? Sad.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:27 AM (fA1SL)

418 >> Yeah, there might be one or two in a million who can tell the difference with 70% accuracy

In most cases, provided the digital source is of sufficient quality (high enough sample rate, etc, etc), the difference is beyond the range of human hearing's ability to detect.

Take and analog source of sufficient quality vs a digital source, and run them through the same amps and speakers, etc, and physically, the only differences are outside of the range of human detection.

I read an article on this, where the above was elaborated in great detail. Wish I could remember the source and let you read it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:27 AM (f1Vqw)

419 Night night. Just looked at the clock. Not good. Not good at all.

Welcome back, Uncle Palp. It's not been the same without you.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at January 13, 2019 01:28 AM (urhTh)

420 I cannot confirm this is Palp's PC.

https://youtu.be/IYTJfLyo_vE

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 13, 2019 01:28 AM (lLeln)

421 >>Except that vinyl is awful reproduction, full of noise, and deteriorates with every play.


Man, you sure have a lot of knowledge. Do tell us all some more.

Posted by: garrett at January 13, 2019 01:29 AM (REcCB)

422 #412. Pfft! Traditional SMR ballad, 'Svit Xom' Alabama' is superior.

https://youtu.be/Jrg0X9H6FGU

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:29 AM (fA1SL)

423 413 The rotary phone thing does not shock me. Probably lots of these kids have no idea you can get TV without cable, satellite, or streaming.
Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 13, 2019 01:26 AM (lLeln)

I don't know, but there are actually commercials advertising over the airwaves antennas as free tic. Weird they act like it's new.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 01:29 AM (Rz2Nc)

424 #403 -. I am in Texas. And Florida, as we all know, is closest to Motherland of all the states.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN

Russian Man does it with vodka and paint thinner instead of meth and... Well, paint thinner.

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2019 01:31 AM (7PLM4)

425
Can you even buy decent turntables anymore?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


Yes

https://tinyurl.com/ybn57aqf

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2019 01:31 AM (aKsyK)

426 >>Can you even buy decent turntables anymore?


Hahahahaha

Posted by: garrett at January 13, 2019 01:31 AM (REcCB)

427 417 As for recovery - I still use two canes, and even then walk like a goddamned penguin. County is pressing no charges, bcause I was in the right. But how I can shoot if I need a walker? Sad.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:27 AM (fA1SL)

Keep,up wth the rehab, and do more.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 01:32 AM (Rz2Nc)

428 Also it's good to see you Palp. No idea what happened but I hope the camp guards weren't too rough

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2019 01:32 AM (7PLM4)

429 I don't know, but there are actually commercials advertising over the airwaves antennas as free tic. Weird they act like it's new.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


Many grew up all their lives with 21st century cable or satellite. They're used to hundreds of channels. They wouldn't last five minutes in the 70s with three, maybe four stations, often with sketchy reception.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 13, 2019 01:34 AM (lLeln)

430 He inspects my hardwood floors for cat hair. It's hell, I tell you.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 13, 2019 12:17 AM (NMAzL)

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tongue teasing, pretending to look for stubble, can do that to a girl....

ask me how i know.

8-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 13, 2019 01:34 AM (BHU1I)

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 13, 2019 01:34 AM (BHU1I)

432 > Specialty fibers cost an arm and a leg, especially silk.
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Ok, I think we all understand what THAT means. Don't even think of messing with these "cross-stitchers".

Posted by: Cash 'n Carry at January 13, 2019 01:35 AM (aVmAZ)

433 >> As long as I can "use" my desktop in one city via my laptop in another city I'm good. And for $100 it looks like Remote is a better deal than gotomypc.
------------------------------

You can do that easily with RD on Pro, and all you need is to upgrade your desktop to Pro. The only hitch is getting through your router, both NAT and the firewall. You can use port forwarding and get the RD ports set up, but the best way is a VPN tunnel on your router.

Just get a local geek to set it up for you.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:35 AM (f1Vqw)

434 But how I can shoot if I need a walker? Sad.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters

I am disappointed. As we all know, True Slav builds polonium pellet gun into umbrella, so why not cane?

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2019 01:36 AM (7PLM4)

435 #434. Because have only two friends from Bulgaria, blyat. What I am? Socialist butterfly?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:38 AM (fA1SL)

436 417 As for recovery - I still use two canes, and
even then walk like a goddamned penguin. County is pressing no charges,
bcause I was in the right. But how I can shoot if I need a walker? Sad.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About
GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:27 AM (fA1SL)



Keep,up wth the rehab, and do more.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 13, 2019 01:32 AM (Rz2Nc)


I joke with you, but I wish you well, and a full recovery.

Now, General Zaroff wants to schedule a meeting; he says the Safari Adventure Clubbing Extravaganza is running low on furries. Man, they are worthless at the canal and you know how the General can be at his meetings - just send him a labor block of furries and he'll be good until lat March or early April.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:39 AM (0QYMt)

437 Man... just five years ago, using your "screamer" as a server wasn't even in the picture, for video and most audio.

That setup is indeed impressive, publius. Mostly because I didn't know it could even be done.

When I get a new "screamer", I'll be able to get the "First!" post, even on the laptop via the tunnel and VPN.

*Winning*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 01:42 AM (Ckg4U)

438 I'm sorry to break in y'all, but just got some devestating news. My only daughter, who I supported in grand style until she was 17 and I couldn't anymore due to a business failure, is getting married 2/16.

I texted her tonight to ask her about my role in her wedding. She responded to say that while she wants me there, my brother will officiate and her Godfather is walking her down the aisle.

I am stunned. I have not yet responded to her. I am currently handicapped, but am perfectly capable of walking my little girl down the aisle. This. Is. Killing. Me.

Thanks for listening,

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 01:42 AM (ffYR/)

439 My only consolation is that Bastrop County is not a sanctuary, so the gentleman of bean has been remanded, and I got my pistol back again. Long is the road ahead of me, however.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:43 AM (fA1SL)

440 Palp, Your good penguin walking company. You should have seen me shoveling the globull warming off of the driveway today. I almost fell several times. Snow shovels are no replacement for a cane.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 13, 2019 01:44 AM (0OmEj)

441 My only consolation is that Bastrop County is not a
sanctuary, so the gentleman of bean has been remanded, and I got my
pistol back again. Long is the road ahead of me, however.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN
and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:43 AM (fA1SL)


There is a story that you need to tell Ace so that he can properly memorialize it. After all of the legal stuff has passed. Obviously.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 01:46 AM (0QYMt)

442 I'm a simple man. I see tanks drifting, and i share.

https://youtu.be/AyDi8kI9gp0

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:49 AM (fA1SL)

443 What the hell, CM? Did she explain why she took this stance?

Sometimes it's best I can't reach through the Internet to smack people. She deserves it.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 13, 2019 01:51 AM (lLeln)

444 Ugh. Need sleep, will get update in morning. Lata Horde.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 13, 2019 01:52 AM (lLeln)

445 Jiminy Christmas, Calm Mentor... that's a Gut-Blow.

I've often used the phrase, "You can be right or you can be happy."

In this instance, I'm not sure what to say. Recent events have re-released some sentiment of Vitriol and Anger that I'm not exactly proud of, but "Clearing the Air" had to be done.

Being a flawed Human sucks because we are given to emotion, yet we'd like to Act Upon Our Better Selves.

I suppose I need to find Stoicism again because "Spiraling" can be a Cancer upon the Soul.

I can only say that I'm of two minds on this, but I understand how much it hurts.

I'm sorry I can't offer more.

God bless you and might you trudge your way through the Malestrom.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 01:53 AM (Ckg4U)

446 G'Night, Brother Cavil.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 01:53 AM (Ckg4U)

447 Damn, Calm Mentor! That's just horrible -- I am so sorry.

Did she give any clue as to why she's shutting you out? Maybe she thinks you really can't physically walk her down the aisle?

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at January 13, 2019 01:53 AM (QU+qf)

448 >> That setup is indeed impressive, publius. Mostly because I didn't know it could even be done.

All it is is bandwidth. Charter here, on both ends is 200Mbps down and 20Mbps up. Which means a two-way connection between our endpoints is 20Mbps max.

I don't know how Remote Desktop works. I remember it's compressed somehow and only updates deltas, changes in what's on the screen. But with video, it's changing a lot. And then there's the audio channel which all gets packed up and spewed over the network.

Again, according to my router, the peak traffic was 6 Mbit/s, and that would just occur in brief bursts the whole time the video was playing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:54 AM (f1Vqw)

449 What the hell, CM? Did she explain why she took this stance?

Sometimes it's best I can't reach through the Internet to smack people. She deserves it.
Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 13, 2019 01:51 AM (lLeln)

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No, we are still just texting. I left it there. We will talk more when she will get FtF.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 01:55 AM (ffYR/)

450 The bit with the rotary phones reminds me of a video I saw on YouTube. The video featured a video blogger's Chinese wife pointing to some of the things that she found odd about the US (for instance, the obsession with iced tea instead of the regular hot stuff, even in the middle of winter). One of the items that was featured in the video was her trying to figure out how you dial a word on the phone. She was wondering if the buttons on the phone worked like the old-style texting set-up, where you press a key three times to pick the third letter, etc...

Posted by: junior at January 13, 2019 01:56 AM (Fp6vo)

451 If my angel were SMR, this would be our anthem.

https://youtu.be/QZjzcNDgr_k

An excellent song and deeply moving vidya. Kino, fam.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 01:56 AM (fA1SL)

452 Uncle Palp!

in case you hadn't noticed, you were seriously missed.

great to see you back, and we can trade ortho recovery and pain mitigation techniques if you add my nick to AT moronhorde DOT com

or not...

BTW: are you and your Angel still on for the wedding, or do i have the timing wrong?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 13, 2019 01:57 AM (BHU1I)

453 Jiminy Christmas, Calm Mentor... that's a Gut-Blow.

I've often used the phrase, "You can be right or you can be happy."

In this instance, I'm not sure what to say. Recent events have re-released some sentiment of Vitriol and Anger that I'm not exactly proud of, but "Clearing the Air" had to be done.

Being a flawed Human sucks because we are given to emotion, yet we'd like to Act Upon Our Better Selves.

I suppose I need to find Stoicism again because "Spiraling" can be a Cancer upon the Soul.

I can only say that I'm of two minds on this, but I understand how much it hurts.

I'm sorry I can't offer more.

God bless you and might you trudge your way through the Malestrom.
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 01:53 AM (Ckg4U)

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Thank you. I have been reminded that I told her early on that it was her day, and do tk do it her way. I am of two minds as well. If I am now that embarassing to her, just tell me. She wants a perfect day, and I may fuck that up. Fine. Tell me so.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:01 AM (ffYR/)

454 Calm Mentor,

I and my daughter's godfather walked here down the aisle, that was at her request, he was an important part of her life growing up. You need to gently insist that you are her father and you need to be walking down the aisle along with the godfather.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 13, 2019 02:04 AM (w1Q8n)

455 #452. Yup. We're still on track. As I learn VN culture, she learns SMR ways.

https://youtu.be/sJa_YiD2vZU

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:04 AM (fA1SL)

456
Just get a local geek to set it up for you.Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:35 AM (f1Vqw

====
That's exactly what I'll do if Microsoft doesn't provide clear instructions. Thanks!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2019 02:05 AM (13CQC)

457
Jeez, CM, you've got to tell her how you feel. Being there but watching as someone else walks her?
I went to a wedding recently where the bride was handicapped, but no one cared how she walked when she went up that aisle.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2019 02:07 AM (13CQC)

458 "All it is is bandwidth. Charter here, on both ends is 200Mbps down and 20Mbps up. Which means a two-way connection between our endpoints is 20Mbps max.

I don't know how Remote Desktop works. I remember it's compressed somehow and only updates deltas, changes in what's on the screen. But with video, it's changing a lot. And then there's the audio channel which all gets packed up and spewed over the network.

Again, according to my router, the peak traffic was 6 Mbit/s, and that would just occur in brief bursts the whole time the video was playing.
"
-Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:54 AM

20Mbps is impressive. I'm in an "Out of the Way Area" and my Upload on this "pipe" was 16, at best. I checked it for the XBox, often.

Even after replacing a Street Box and a shitload of wiring, I could only get 16Mbps. I was "That Guy" who complained about everything that the Cable Company did. Because after dropping the Premium Package, my bill was still $160.Mo.

It has risen to nearly $200/Mo and I will call them at the drop of a hat to take care of any problems I may have.

The Neighborhood doesn't even know that I'm responsible for the upgrade in service, but I don't care. I'm not here to impress anyone.

I still rent the modem, which is stupid, because I have become lazy ...but I politely chide them about their service about every six months, on average.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:09 AM (Ckg4U)

459 >> That's exactly what I'll do if Microsoft doesn't provide clear instructions.

All you have to do is turn on "Allow remote connections" on the Pro machine. The only hitch will be getting through your router.

And I looked at this GoToMyPC product. I think I remember ads for them a while back. The price is ridiculous, and they were bought out, and then the price tripled in many cases. I didn't realize it was a subscription product.

Screw that. And with Linux, you can do remote desktop for free, as many users as the system can handle.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 02:09 AM (f1Vqw)

460 here, on both ends is 200Mbps down and 20Mbps up. Which means a two-way connection between our endpoints is 20Mbps max.

I don't know how Remote Desktop works. I remember it's compressed somehow and only updates deltas, changes in what's on the screen. But with video, it's changing a lot. And then there's the audio channel which all gets packed up and spewed over the network.

Again, according to my router, the peak traffic was 6 Mbit/s, and that would just occur in brief bursts the whole time the video was playing."
-Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 01:54 AM

20Mbps is impressive. I'm in an "Out of the Way Area" and my Upload on this "pipe" was 16, at best. I checked it for the XBox, often.

Even after replacing a Street Box and a shitload of wiring, I could only get 16Mbps. I was "That Guy" who complained about everything that the Cable Company did. Because after dropping the Premium Package, my bill was still $160.Mo.

It has risen to nearly $200/Mo and I will call them at the drop of a hat to take care of any problems I may have.

The Neighborhood doesn't even know that I'm responsible for the upgrade in service, but I don't care. I'm not here to impress anyone.

I still rent the modem, which is stupid, because I have become lazy ...but I politely chide them about their service about every six months, on average.
Posted by: Slapweasel at J



$200 monthly is insane. You need to cut something.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:11 AM (MTjB1)

461 >> That's exactly what I'll do if Microsoft doesn't provide clear instructions.

The system here is all fiber, I'm pretty sure. The only RF over coax link is the drop from the pole to the house.

The drops come from some interface unit. So basically, the modem's upstream just has to make it to that interface,and then it's on fiber.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 02:12 AM (f1Vqw)

462 I and my daughter's godfather walked here down the aisle, that was at her request, he was an important part of her life growing up. You need to gently insist that you are her father and you need to be walking down the aisle along with the godfather.
Posted by: colfax mingo at January 13, 2019 02:04 AM (w1Q8n)

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As of a few years ago, before my getting handicapped, this would have been no issue. This so far is by text. I will do much better FtF, as the salesman that I am.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:13 AM (ffYR/)

463 Goodnight to all. My old back is aching from snow shoveling. Time for bed with a heat pack on the low back.

I will endeavor to wach Outlaw Josey Wails with my coffee.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 13, 2019 02:15 AM (w1Q8n)

464 "$200 monthly is insane. You need to cut something."
-Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:11 AM (MTjB1)

I wish I could find the MLB and other sports packages somewhere else. It is only available on the computer and I don't have a great set-up for that.

Someone mentioned Amazon Prime, but I don't know if they offer that or not.

Sports have been *exclusive* to cable, but that seems to be changing. I just can't keep-up right now with all of the shit I have going on.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:15 AM (Ckg4U)

465 #462. Wait. They let sales-weasels in here? Next you'll tell me they allow Irish.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:15 AM (fA1SL)

466 Jeez, CM, you've got to tell her how you feel. Being there but watching as someone else walks her?
I went to a wedding recently where the bride was handicapped, but no one cared how she walked when she went up that aisle.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2019 02:07 AM (13CQC)

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Oohhh, I will. I am not mobile, so I have got her to come by here. This will be made clear FtF.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:16 AM (ffYR/)

467 #463. Atta boy, Colfax! Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:16 AM (fA1SL)

468 "Wait. They let sales-weasels in here? Next you'll tell me they allow Irish."
-Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:15 AM (fA1SL)

*HAH!*

I'm German and Slovak-Jew. My left hand leads my right hand into the shower.

I do that joke once-a-year. You're welcome.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:18 AM (Ckg4U)

469 "$200 monthly is insane. You need to cut something."
-Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:11 AM (MTjB1)

I wish I could find the MLB and other sports packages somewhere else. It is only available on the computer and I don't have a great set-up for that.

Someone mentioned Amazon Prime, but I don't know if they offer that or not.

Sports have been *exclusive* to cable, but that seems to be changing. I just can't keep-up right now with all of the shit I have going on.
Posted by: Slapweasel at J




ask around here. lots of morons stream everything. we do not watch television much but we have used att's streaming and hulu now has live tv as do vudu and others for about $40 / month. you pay them shove the cable in your television or wifi it and you are good to go for about $100.

why do you need so much bandwidth?


Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:18 AM (MTjB1)

470 Wait. They let sales-weasels in here? Next you'll tell me they allow Irish.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:15 AM (fA1SL)

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Hell, Palp, I am an Irish sales weasel that could sell alternate water to your laundry.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:19 AM (ffYR/)

471 Hopefully its sleeping halftime

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2019 02:20 AM (/rm4P)

472 ..."why do you need so much bandwidth?"
-Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:18 AM (MTjB1)

I used to for online gaming, but I don't do that anymore.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:20 AM (Ckg4U)

473 We have a rotary phone in our earthquake kit and still maintain our land line, because if it is bad, there will be no cell service.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 13, 2019 02:21 AM (EZebt)

474 #470
Depends on the price, donnit?

* pours double vodka *

Now, what kinda rate can you offer your friends?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:21 AM (fA1SL)

475 Calm Mentor if you need to talk with somebody, I understand what being disabled is all about. I've lived the lifestyle. I had to retire at 42ish because of a progressive disease. I'm 50 now and no longer drive and only walk short distances indoors without assistance. I own and use canes, walkers and wheelchairs depending on the circumstance. I know how fucked up life can be. I rely totally on my wife and grown kids. The worst part for me is I can feel my intellect slowly fading away. My ability to communicate is fading. I can still read and comprehend but the output of my in/out is slowing down.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 13, 2019 02:23 AM (0OmEj)

476 I used to for online gaming, but I don't do that anymore.
Posted by: Slapweasel at J



got it.



never did gaming but I can appreciate how you would want the bandwidth for that.

have a friend who is very much into gaming. he goes through televisions every time something bigger and better comes out, even has some device, which cost as much as a small used car, that smooths the electrical current coming into his game den.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:24 AM (MTjB1)

477 We have a rotary phone in our earthquake kit and still maintain our land line, because if it is bad, there will be no cell service.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at J



if it is that bad the landline will be useless. get a satellite phone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:25 AM (MTjB1)

478 "We have a rotary phone in our earthquake kit and still maintain our land line, because if it is bad, there will be no cell service."
-Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 13, 2019 02:21 AM (EZebt)

We don't have earthquakes in Ohio, often, but I always want a Land Line during power-outages and because it makes me a bit novel.

I don't own a cellular phone, but it is not out of the question.

#Resist

...sometimes, I just don't want to be "gotten a hold of".

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:25 AM (Ckg4U)

479 Now, what kinda rate can you offer your friends?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:21 AM (fA1SL)

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Not always. What I sell is dependable service. Be a shame if the water got cut off, wouldn't it?

We learned from the eyeties, then infiltrated low-mid level Govt.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:25 AM (ffYR/)

480
>> That's exactly what I'll do if Microsoft doesn't provide clear instructions.



The system here is all fiber, I'm pretty sure. The only RF over coax link is the drop from the pole to the house.



The drops come from some interface unit. So basically, the
modem's upstream just has to make it to that interface,and then it's on
fiber.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 02:12 AM (f1Vqw
===
You're doing that on purpose.
But I had no idea it's free on Linux, that damned open-source hell.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2019 02:25 AM (13CQC)

481 474
#470

Depends on the price, donnit?



* pours double vodka *



Now, what kinda rate can you offer your friends?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN
and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:21 AM (fA1SL)

For the public they get an 18" pizza for $5.
For friends they get 2 12" pizzas for $5.
I know who my friends are.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 02:27 AM (0QYMt)

482 We don't have earthquakes in Ohio, often, but I always want a Land Line during power-outages and because it makes me a bit novel.

I don't own a cellular phone, but it is not out of the question.

#Resist

...sometimes, I just don't want to be "gotten a hold of".
Posted by: Slapweasel at J



dude, I am not a techie by any means but you need an intervention.

ditch the landline and get a mobile phone. you can make calls over wifi and have a mobile phone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:27 AM (MTjB1)

483
For some innocent fun, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just called CBS racist for not having a Black reporter on their Election 2020 team. HAHAHAHA, I love it when they eat their own.

Also: Florida man arrested after threatening to "kill 'em with kindness"
before attacking neighbors using a machete with "kindness" written on it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2019 02:29 AM (13CQC)

484
USNStakim, sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2019 02:30 AM (13CQC)

485 Calm Mentor if you need to talk with somebody, I understand what being disabled is all about. I've lived the lifestyle. I had to retire at 42ish because of a progressive disease. I'm 50 now and no longer drive and only walk short distances indoors without assistance. I own and use canes, walkers and wheelchairs depending on the circumstance. I know how fucked up life can be. I rely totally on my wife and grown kids. The worst part for me is I can feel my intellect slowly fading away. My ability to communicate is fading. I can still read and comprehend but the output of my in/out is slowing down.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 13, 2019 02:23 AM (0OmEj)

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Thanks, and I hear what you are saying. I mainly talk here, but do also at a couple of other places. I make sure this is only physical, for now. I have seen the mental thing coming, and it scares me to death.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:30 AM (ffYR/)

486 For the public they get an 18" pizza for $5.
For friends they get 2 12" pizzas for $5.
I know who my friends are.
Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at J




is this the punchline?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:31 AM (MTjB1)

487 or is your pizza really shitty?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:32 AM (MTjB1)

488 I'm not about "The Latest and Greatest", yankeefifth. I bristled at buying a "Smart T.V.", but I don't have it connected to the internet.

I'm a frugal bastard and the only reason I even got a gaming system was to connect, and shoot, my childhood friends scattered across the country.

Audiophiles, Gamers, Electronic "Must-Haves" are all good. I just want shit to work the way it is supposed to.

I've smashed more remote controls and cable boxes than should be Humanly Reasonable because they are "Free" for one trip to the idiots at the local Rip-Off-Mart cable location.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:32 AM (Ckg4U)

489 >> You're doing that on purpose.

That response was supposed to be to Slap -- cut and paste fail.

There are a number of free/open-source remote desktop software for Linux. I was playing with one the other day, "XRDP". It's supposed to work with MS's remote desktop client. Out of the box, I couldn't get it to work -- something about the MATE desktop needing different from default configuration.

And again, with that, there is no licensing and number of users limitations.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 02:33 AM (f1Vqw)

490 The travails of Florida Man are all well and good. But what of gopnik who loves VN girl, eh? I'm pumping xardbas and her family are all

https://youtu.be/YtPsTieXSfI

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:34 AM (fA1SL)

491 "dude, I am not a techie by any means but you need an intervention.
ditch the landline and get a mobile phone. you can make calls over wifi and have a mobile phone.
"
-Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:27 AM (MTjB1)

*HAH!*

...yeah. It has become a "principle" with me, at this point. I have a problem.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:34 AM (Ckg4U)

492 Gnight all.... USN out.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 13, 2019 02:35 AM (0OmEj)

493 G'Night, USNtakim.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:36 AM (Ckg4U)

494 is this the punchline?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 13, 2019 02:31 AM (MTjB1)

If you remember geometry and how to figure out the area of a circle, then yes.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 02:37 AM (0QYMt)

495
Speaking of bandwidth, I was amazed the other day when I was copying some huge virtual disk files from my old main machine to the new screamer. These were tens of GB files.

I was blown away when I looked at network throughput and it was making 900Mbits/s+, 90% of the 1Gbps link speed. I remember when I thought 1Gb/s was more than any home system would ever use.

It surprised me that the old system was able to keep up. I don't remember it ever going that fast. I think what was happening was I letting the new machine do the actual copying overhead, and all the old machine had to do was spew bits over the wire.

It did depend on which physical disk I was using, of course.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 02:37 AM (f1Vqw)

496 That response was supposed to be to Slap -- cut and paste fail.

There are a number of free/open-source remote desktop software for Linux. I was playing with one the other day, "XRDP". It's supposed to work with MS's remote desktop client. Out of the box, I couldn't get it to work -- something about the MATE desktop needing different from default configuration.

And again, with that, there is no licensing and number of users limitations.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2019 02:33 AM (f1Vqw)

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Dude, no disrespect intended, but when you really get your geek on in posts, you know that you lose at least 90% of the Horde, right?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:38 AM (ffYR/)

497 Well Good night. I shall dream of pizza.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 13, 2019 02:42 AM (0QYMt)

498 "Dude, no disrespect intended, but when you really get your geek on in posts, you know that you lose at least 90% of the Horde, right?"
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:38 AM (ffYR/)

That's the I.Q. of The Horde brandishing its Borderline Asperger's. Get into any topic on cars, guns, history, crossbows and the like and you'll find the intimate knowledge intimidating, yet Springlike.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:42 AM (Ckg4U)

499 G'Night, Mikey NTH.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:43 AM (Ckg4U)

500 Dude, no disrespect intended, but when you really get your geek on in posts, you know that you lose at least 90% of the Horde, right?"
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:38 AM (ffYR/)

That's the I.Q. of The Horde brandishing its Borderline Asperger's. Get into any topic on cars, guns, history, crossbows and the like and you'll find the intimate knowledge intimidating, yet Springlike.
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:42 AM (Ckg4U)

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True enough. You open for a call tomorrow afternoon? This shit with daughter has me freaked out and gotta talk,

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:47 AM (ffYR/)

501 Pfft! Angel's father, who fought the Reds because Catholic, never had arty guided by the Hand of God.

https://youtu.be/JaEWJVWiWMQ

She and all her family are honorary Slav, honoris causa

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:49 AM (fA1SL)

502 Night all. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 02:51 AM (ffYR/)

503 You bet, Calm Mentor. I'll be here.

G'Night, Brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:53 AM (Ckg4U)

504 #498. You're kidding re: ammo, no? In pistol, 7.62 Tokarev. For rifle, 7.62x39. For squad DM, 7.62x54.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:53 AM (fA1SL)

505 Shark liver and polar bear liver can kill you ...
Posted by: Adriane the No Social Media is Good Social Media Critic ... at January 12, 2019 11:02 PM (LPnfS)

So will dog, as at least one Antarctic expedition (Mawson's) found out. Too much vitamin A in the husky livers they were forced to eat after losing most of their food (and a companion) in a crevasse.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 13, 2019 02:56 AM (MwFQu)

506 "You're kidding re: ammo, no? In pistol, 7.62 Tokarev. For rifle, 7.62x39. For squad DM, 7.62x54."
-Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 02:53 AM (fA1SL)

I fuck with everyone, Palp. You know this.

...and I don't believe you.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:58 AM (Ckg4U)

507 I can get lost in a crevasse for an hour.

...but that is neither here, nor there.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 02:59 AM (Ckg4U)

508 G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 13, 2019 03:11 AM (Ckg4U)

509 @506
Can't deny - 7.62 Master Race. You know it. We all do. Just admit it already.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Ask Me About GECSPLAN and SMR Newsletters at January 13, 2019 03:13 AM (fA1SL)

510 495 It surprised me that the old system was able to keep up.


If you write to an empty disk you can stream at the I/O rate for the disk. If you have to move the disk arm things slow down considerably unless you have enough RAM to cache the writes and enough CPU to figure out what order to write them in.

I just substitute SSD for rotating disk whenever the cost is justifiable.

Posted by: Off the reservation at January 13, 2019 03:13 AM (vWMNq)

511
Something

Posted by: Junior Crashman - Star of the Youtube Fail Army at January 13, 2019 03:41 AM (kJWoP)

512 It did depend on which physical disk I was using, of course.
Posted by: publius

Your disk write inodes are going to limited to around 800Mb/s (1200 for really good disks). From their many things effect transfer speed.

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2019 04:02 AM (sFO1P)

513 Shark liver and polar bear liver can kill you ...
Posted by: Adriane the No Social Media is Good Social Media Critic ... at January 12, 2019 11:02 PM (LPnfS)

So will dog, as at least one Antarctic expedition (Mawson's) found out. Too much vitamin A in the husky livers they were forced to eat after losing most of their food (and a companion) in a crevasse.
Posted by: Fox2!

Seal fat. You want to live on seal fat.

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2019 04:04 AM (sFO1P)

514 Palp! It's so wonderful to see you back at the Mothership!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 13, 2019 04:07 AM (uDcBt)

515 Palp, sorry to read of your misfortune. To quote Dan Blather: Courage!

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2019 04:44 AM (Y8PSl)

516 >>>A young New York City woman

A young blond New York City woman

Posted by: m at January 13, 2019 05:20 AM (Kj9vA)

517 Wow, the ozone smell is fresh even at 5:30 a.m. Kudos, Ace and Cobs.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 05:24 AM (ffYR/)

518 So Trump wants to lift the sanctions on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

Hmmm.

Posted by: The Orange Traitor at January 13, 2019 05:27 AM (w1hd0)

519 Posted by: The Orange Traitor at January 13, 2019 05:27 AM (w1hd0)

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Really, troll? Link please.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 05:29 AM (ffYR/)

520 438 I'm sorry to break in y'all, but just got some devestating news. My only daughter, who I supported in grand style until she was 17 and I couldn't anymore due to a business failure, is getting married 2/16.

I texted her tonight to ask her about my role in her wedding. She responded to say that while she wants me there, my brother will officiate and her Godfather is walking her down the aisle.

I am stunned. I have not yet responded to her. I am currently handicapped, but am perfectly capable of walking my little girl down the aisle. This. Is. Killing. Me.

Thanks for listening,
Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 01:42 AM (ffYR

---

I am so sorry you're going though this.

I understand quite well what being shut out of your daughter's (and g-babies) life is like.

I pray that she comes to her senses.

*hugs*

btw, WB Palp. Good to see you again.

Posted by: SMH at January 13, 2019 05:38 AM (RU4sa)

521 Bravely trolling AoS at 0537 EST!! Speak Truth To Power!!

It's adorable!

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 13, 2019 05:41 AM (r2LuW)

522 yo mornin

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2019 05:41 AM (JFO2v)

523 Up for good finally

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2019 05:41 AM (/rm4P)

524 Give her some liver and bacon with pineapple? No. go to the wedding, smile and be cordial to all, give them a nice gift, and let it go at that. Time is your friend.

Posted by: Eromero at January 13, 2019 05:42 AM (zLDYs)

525 At least those Cowboys got a ass beating

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2019 05:43 AM (/rm4P)

526
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 13, 2019 05:44 AM (KCxzN)

527 Hey Eromero.

Posted by: SMH at January 13, 2019 05:45 AM (RU4sa)

528 I am so sorry you're going though this.

I understand quite well what being shut out of your daughter's (and g-babies) life is like.

I pray that she comes to her senses.

*hugs*

btw, WB Palp. Good to see you again.
Posted by: SMH at January 13, 2019 05:38 AM (RU4sa)

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Thank you, SMH. This one is killing me, though I need to cool out before I see her in person tomorrow. {{Hugs}} back atcha.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 13, 2019 05:45 AM (ffYR/)

529 It's been two months since I've seen my daughter or g-babies, thought I live just 15 miles or so away.

I texted her two nights ago to inquire of her well-being prior to this snowstorm we've had.

Finally got a terse reply from her yesterday saying she's ok,

It hurts, but God does provide a way to get through it.

Posted by: SMH at January 13, 2019 05:49 AM (RU4sa)

530 Good Morning, Alton Jackson.

Posted by: SMH at January 13, 2019 05:51 AM (RU4sa)

531 Calm that is terrible, hopefully that will change.

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2019 05:53 AM (/rm4P)

532
(tips hat) mornin', SMH

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 13, 2019 05:54 AM (KCxzN)

533 Glad Uncle Palp is here again.

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2019 05:54 AM (/rm4P)

534 At least those Cowboys got a ass beating

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2019 05:43 AM (/rm4P)

Said never by the NFL that just lost millions and in ratings. But yes, the L.A. Rams (is that what they are now?) were the better team..

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2019 05:55 AM (n13/j)

535 I know land lines are old and obsolete, but business keep them for dependability. I have DSL, direct line, so a land line is what I got. I pay about 60 bucks a month. My neighbor pays 200 a month for standard cable. One of the best days was when I returned my Time Warner box to them...Put up a small outdoor antenna and got 37 channels (some are shopping channels). My Roku provides the rest! If your far from a broadcasting tower, you mostly stuck with a dish. Dish internet sucks.

Posted by: Colin at January 13, 2019 05:58 AM (DpI30)

536 DSL, direct line, and landline here also, for about 70 bucks/mo.

I live in a small town of about 3,000, so I was pleasantly surprised to get this kind of service.

Posted by: SMH at January 13, 2019 06:01 AM (RU4sa)

537 ha

Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend with their families and lobbyists

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2019 06:02 AM (JFO2v)

538 Same here - small town, DSL for internet, abt $70 a month. No cable or satellite tho. Don't watch TV enough to warrent paying for it.

EMT is up

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2019 06:05 AM (Z/jzm)

539 ha



Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, about 30
Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend
with their families and lobbyists

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2019 06:02 AM (JFO2v)
The lobbyists probably sat with them in first class, the families in the rear.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2019 06:05 AM (n13/j)

540 Get to learn the bible. Study today!

Posted by: Bible study guide at January 13, 2019 07:31 AM (iT9H3)

541 540 Get to learn the bible. Study today!

Posted by: Bible study guide at January 13, 2019 07:31 AM (iT9H3)




Thou Shalt Not Spam.

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