First-World Problems...

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Why yes...that used to be calcium chloride pellets. But over the summer (we had a relatively mild winter last year) it absorbed enough moisture that it turned into what looked like a solid mass...impenetrable to my ice scraper.

So what to do? Oh...I know! Add enough hot water so it goes into solution and then spray it on the driveway!

Genius! Only...it was just the top layer that had absorbed moisture and hardened, and if I had been more diligent I would have discovered that rather quickly. So the hot water sort of melted the top layer and I looked into the bucket and saw pristine pellets that were rapidly turning into...a solid mass.

And to make matters worse, the solution wasn't sufficiently concentrated to do much more than melt a little bit of the thinnest ice. Pretty much the worst possible outcome.

I am usually diligent in keeping the driveway clear of ice. It is shielded from the sun by the house and by a canopy of large trees, so once it gets icy it is a huge ordeal to make it walkable. I am that neighborhood lunatic who uses his snowblower at all hours. But I was otherwise engaged a few weeks ago and it just sort of got away from me.

Oh...does anyone want to buy about 10 pounds of solid calcium chloride? Asking for a friend...

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 Being 1st

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:00 PM (2JoB8)

2 Upside down and banging on it didn't turn it out?

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:02 PM (2JoB8)

3 Should have sous-vided it.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 02:02 PM (a3Q+t)

4 Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:02 PM (2JoB

Now that it is one solid block it doesn't really matter!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:03 PM (Q9lwr)

5 Thought I'd found the food thread early!

Posted by: Weasel at January 23, 2022 02:03 PM (0IeYL)

6 These should be our only problems!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at January 23, 2022 02:03 PM (lfJEy)

7 Upside down and banging on it didn't turn it out?
Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:02 PM


Even my pimp hand isn't that strong.

Posted by: Robert Reich at January 23, 2022 02:03 PM (a3Q+t)

8 I did get a nasal wash kit with saline packets, if it works, and don't Waterboro myself could try other treatments .

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:04 PM (2JoB8)

9 Ice? Down here that is what we put in our drinks.

Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2022 02:05 PM (AmoqO)

10 Probe before pouring.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Loiter-Sack Muck-Spout at January 23, 2022 02:05 PM (4I/2K)

11 Should have sous-vided it.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 02:02 PM (a3Q+t)

I considered it. Nice hot water for a long time would have melted all of the calcium chloride and it would have worked much better.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:05 PM (Q9lwr)

12
It could probably be useful as a brine solution applied to driveway prior to snowfall. Or to brine a turkey.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:05 PM (dQvv7)

13 First world problems.

Oh...does anyone want to buy about 10 pounds of solid calcium chloride? Asking for a friend...

Sure. 10 lbs should be just enough to smash in the head of the scum-sucking Siberian snow pimp who invented the low flush toilet.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:06 PM (axyOa)

14 Posted by: Weasel at January 23, 2022 02:03 PM

Likely unnecessary reminder that today is JMB's birthday.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 02:06 PM (a3Q+t)

15 I am lucky in that I normally don't have to shovel the driveway as it faces south. Although, the trees across the street are making near impossible to avoid now depending on the amount of white stuff we get.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:06 PM (qpolg)

16 We're so dry here that I'd almost welcome an ice storm.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 23, 2022 02:06 PM (Fs5vw)

17
Now that it is one solid block it doesn't really matter!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:03 PM


can you fashion a rudimentary mortar & pestle?

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 23, 2022 02:07 PM (DUIap)

18 Maybe you could use it to seed clouds for really big raindrops?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 23, 2022 02:07 PM (d3guq)

19 CBD- I'm getting the sense that most first world problems that you experience are the result of something you screwed up.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 23, 2022 02:07 PM (m45I2)

20 Not a breath of breeze, crystal clear (ocean looks slightly blue), looks like it will feel about high 70s out there. Heading for an outdoor workout and swim, then hopefully to the range for some instruction and practice for the boss with the Model 60. Dusk-ish, so she can see the laser and work with that.

Going to dig up some romaine lettuces to give to the elderly neighbor first.

Ice clearing/prevention not on the agenda.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2022 02:07 PM (OTzUX)

21 Have not purchased salt to melt ice since 2015. My current landlord takes care of all that. :-)

So I guess that is someone else's problem. :-p

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at January 23, 2022 02:07 PM (mcfjc)

22 the scum-sucking Siberian snow pimp who invented the low flush toilet.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:06 PM (axyOa)

Go to a junk yard or equivalent and by an old toilet!

We have a couple of low-flow ones and they work okay (Toto). But I did a lot of research...most of them are awful.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:08 PM (Q9lwr)

23 I believe that God is telling you to stay indoors. Emphatically.

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2022 02:08 PM (9otr5)

24 Ice clearing/prevention not on the agenda.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2022 02:07 PM (OTzUX)
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Rub it in, rub it in

Posted by: Braenyard at January 23, 2022 02:09 PM (Wj/z9)

25 We reached freezing temperatures for as long as an hour last night, Maybe.

That may be it for our two weeks of winter.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 23, 2022 02:09 PM (yQpMk)

26 I'm getting the sense that most first world problems that you experience are the result of something you screwed up.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 23, 2022 02:07 PM (m45I2)

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:09 PM (Q9lwr)

27 I don't miss the days of riding around with two big bags of road salt in my trunk , a gallon of windshield wash and fuel additive . Plus the lock de-icer I kept in my pocket . Also washing my car ore in the winter than in the summer.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:10 PM (z8oRC)

28 Go to a junk yard or equivalent and by an old toilet!

We have a couple of low-flow ones and they work okay (Toto). But I did a lot of research...most of them are awful.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:08 PM


We have three of the 3rd-4th generation low flow toilets in our house and they work fine.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 23, 2022 02:10 PM (bVYXr)

29 Ice clearing/prevention not on the agenda.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2022 02:07 PM (OTzUX)

Is that because the vagrants are stacked one on top of another and their body heat keeps the sidewalks clear?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:10 PM (Q9lwr)

30 Low flow here but it has a power push.
'Ka Boom'

Posted by: Braenyard at January 23, 2022 02:10 PM (Wj/z9)

31 Casa kim faces the wrong way. Our driveway is always icy in the winter. We can clear it but runoff just freezes it again. Eventually it will go ice free then we get more snow and cold and do it all over.we live in the cul du sac. Our neighbors are largely ice free. Our house nope not until may.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 23, 2022 02:10 PM (0OmEj)

32 I am that neighborhood lunatic who uses his snowblower at all hours.

==

So you're THAT guy.
Must be karma, dude.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 23, 2022 02:11 PM (lCui1)

33 the scum-sucking Siberian snow pimp who invented the low flush toilet.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:06 PM (axyOa)

Of course King of the Hill has an episode on that subject.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:11 PM (z8oRC)

34 Many moons ago a friend of dad's built a new house. No way to get a regular toilet in those days. He had the plumbers remove the regular toilets from the old place for the new place and had them install the low flow in the old place.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:12 PM (qpolg)

35 So many homeowner issues are self-inflicted.
In September 2020 I unwittingly used my own car to damage my own house. On my word as a 'ron, no alcohol was involved.
I blame it on the calendar.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 23, 2022 02:12 PM (jYQlA)

36 Could be worse. You could have snow and ice to clear and also be a Packers fan.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (eA1RV)

37 I have a question for the Horde:

I know at least some of you have set up a system where you store all your DVDs onto a single drive so you can go through them and watch at will. This house has over 600 DVDs and I'd like to store all that.

What is your recommended rig? How did you copy the movies on to the drive? Does it retain chapter breaks, is there special software to use? How much storage space do you recommend?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (KZzsI)

38 I thought you could still order full instruction set toilets from Canada and have them delivered to your house. Not so?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (yQpMk)

39 I think it was Phyllis Diller who once said "Shoveling your walk while it's still winter is like cleaning your house before the teenagers move out."

...or something to that effect.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (m45I2)

40 On my word as a 'ron, no alcohol was involved.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 23, 2022 02:12 PM (jYQlA)

Drove through the back of the garage?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:14 PM (Q9lwr)

41 Go to a junk yard or equivalent and by an old toilet!


Actually a lot of folks around here go up to British Columbia and bring back some better ones. Long way to go though.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:14 PM (axyOa)

42 37 and thick fog here.
I was going to head out for a walk, but decided to heat up a pan of homemade turkey stock, ass a little salt and some liquid aminos and hang out with Lucy. Sun doesn't get high enough to burn off the fog at this time of year.
I can hear the ferries rooting at each other.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 23, 2022 02:14 PM (U2p+3)

43 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (KZzsI)

Same here. Would like to hear the answers.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:14 PM (z8oRC)

44 Low flow here but it has a power push.
'Ka Boom'

Posted by: Braenyard at January 23, 2022 02:10 PM (Wj/z9)

My advice to everyone is to take that big dump before you board any commercial flight.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 23, 2022 02:14 PM (Fs5vw)

45 "Is that because the vagrants are stacked one on top of another and their body heat keeps the sidewalks clear?"

Not that I've noticed. Mostly it's the climate, I think, but I are no climastrologist.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2022 02:15 PM (OTzUX)

46 I use Plex as my media library.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 23, 2022 02:15 PM (yQpMk)

47 What is your recommended rig? How did you copy the movies on to the drive? Does it retain chapter breaks, is there special software to use? How much storage space do you recommend?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (KZzsI)

Huge question...seriously. It deserves a thread of its own.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:15 PM (Q9lwr)

48 *add*
Whatever.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 23, 2022 02:15 PM (U2p+3)

49 Not that I've noticed. Mostly it's the climate, I think, but I are no climastrologist.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2022 02:15 PM (OTzUX)

Sigh...I am poking fun at California.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:16 PM (Q9lwr)

50 Maybe break into chunks with a hammer and chisel, then use an old-fashioned meat grinder to make pellets?

Posted by: Kathy at January 23, 2022 02:16 PM (h3RRP)

51 Sure. 10 lbs should be just enough to smash in the head of the scum-sucking Siberian snow pimp who invented the low flush toilet.

*fistbump*

Posted by: Sheer Poetry at January 23, 2022 02:16 PM (IANdO)

52 well, the front of my property is on the Konkapot River, so I don't use salt
plus, I herd a rumor dat it kills plants

Posted by: REDACTED at January 23, 2022 02:17 PM (us2H3)

53 Drove through the back of the garage?

Actually the front. The house has two garage doors with a brick pillar in between. I backed into that brick section and displaced it about a foot. Hate it when that happens.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 23, 2022 02:17 PM (jYQlA)

54 How much storage space do you recommend?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (KZzsI)

Huge question...seriously. It deserves a thread of its own.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:15 PM (Q9lwr)
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Go wake up Pixy

Posted by: Braenyard at January 23, 2022 02:18 PM (Wj/z9)

55 *add*
Whatever.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 23, 2022 02:15 PM (U2p+3)


Naaaa. It reads better the other way.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:18 PM (axyOa)

56
well, the front of my property is on the Konkapot River, so I don't use salt plus, I herd a rumor dat it kills plants

Posted by: REDACTED at January 23, 2022 02:17 PM


not to be confused with the Konapot Brook...

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 23, 2022 02:19 PM (DUIap)

57 I am so tired of winter.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:19 PM (qpolg)

58 Likely unnecessary reminder that today is JMB's birthday.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 02:06 PM (a3Q+t)
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been celebrating all day!

Posted by: Weasel at January 23, 2022 02:20 PM (0IeYL)

59 Eris did a great job with the book thread. Wow.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:21 PM (/iptM)

60 Infidel I hate winter with a passion, only glad haven't shoveled yet

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:21 PM (2JoB8)

61 I am that neighborhood lunatic who uses his snowblower at all hours.

Heh. That's my neighbor. Same applies to her leaf blower and lawnmower.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 02:21 PM (Xrfse)

62 You know. If you look at the center of the bucket and tilt your head slightly to the right you can see the face of a bearded man in there.

Jesus or Gandalf ?

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 23, 2022 02:21 PM (VXxTB)

63
I am so tired of winter.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:19 PM


Every morning I figure out how many more days. Since I use the meteorological definition for the seasons, there are only 36 more days to go.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:22 PM (dQvv7)

64 My first world problem. I need to vacuum my house and I don't have a maid to do it. I also need a vacuum that weighs 5lbs but works like a heavy duty vacuum that weighs 40lbs.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:22 PM (z8oRC)

65 I was promised there would be no chemistry.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 23, 2022 02:22 PM (EZebt)

66 I struggle every winter with ice. Our porch, steps and the deck are all wood and salt and related salt-like products make a mess and damage the wood. Last year we had ice on our covered porch, which also faces north, for several weeks.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2022 02:22 PM (BFigT)

67 "Eris did a great job with the book thread. Wow."

Yes.

Posted by: pawn at January 23, 2022 02:22 PM (Cfk8j)

68 DVD standard size 4.7 GB
4.7GBx600 dvds = 2820 GB of storage needed (at the low end of required space due to disk drives reserving space for failed sectors).

Or 2.8 Terabytes.

Currently Costco has an 8TB drive for under 150 bucks.

Software: MakeMKV looks like it would rip the dvds. I don't know how long that would take...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 23, 2022 02:23 PM (d3guq)

69 Sold my snowblower to a friend over the Summer and am regretting it now.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 02:23 PM (Xrfse)

70 not to be confused with the Konapot Brook...
Posted by: AltonJackson at January 23, 2022 02:19 PM (DUIap)

I have no knowledge of this brook

I have knowledge of the Konkapot river

Posted by: REDACTED at January 23, 2022 02:23 PM (us2H3)

71 You think you've got it bad? I had to renew my drivers license. I renewed online and got a confirmation but the license never came. I tried to call. You can't get through. I tried to email. You've got to give your date of birth on their calendar. You have to click to go to the prior month. There have been more than 800 months since I was born. I had to click more than 800 times! No response. So I went down there. You can't just go down there. You've got to make an appointment to go down there! Because of the coof. I finally received (another) promise that they'll send it to me. We'll see.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 23, 2022 02:23 PM (FVME7)

72 The Communist Bernie Sanders says it was absolutely appropriate for the Arizona Democrat part to censure Sen Senima

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:24 PM (2JoB8)

73 What is your recommended rig? How did you copy the movies on to the drive? Does it retain chapter breaks, is there special software to use? How much storage space do you recommend?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (KZzsI)

Going above and beyond your question - once digitized, I would highly recommend using Kodi as your viewer. You can set Kodi up on a Raspberry Pi, hooked to any TV via HDMI. And browse videos and music. I use one to control my home theater, one in the bedroom and one in the living room.

There is dvd rip software you can use that will retain chapters etc.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:24 PM (/iptM)

74 Every morning I figure out how many more days. Since I use the meteorological definition for the seasons, there are only 36 more days to go.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus

Here, I figure the 1st of March before it's livable. But that can always change.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:24 PM (qpolg)

75 I thought you had Jay Guevara on speed dial.

He could have told you what or what not to do. But then you would have no inspiration for this post.

You sacrifice so for us.

Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:24 PM (wyw4S)

76 64 Whole house vacuum system

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:25 PM (2JoB8)

77 Neighbor good guyed driveway, sun finishing job now that lake effect machine has moved east

Posted by: DaveA at January 23, 2022 02:26 PM (FhXTo)

78 I am so tired of winter.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:19 PM

I used to travel over the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge over the Hudson everyday. I would look at the decreasing ice flow to count down the days when winter would ostensibly be over.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:26 PM (z8oRC)

79 Did a remodel last year and got the toilet from Home Depot that advertised flushing 8 billiard balls at one time. It is still "low flow" compliant, but it has a bigger drain. We've yet to exceed its expectations. And not for a lack of trying. I'm sincerely impressed.

Posted by: Trog04 at January 23, 2022 02:26 PM (oNVik)

80 I haven't been to a store in almost 2 weeks because I am unclean. Now I think I'm hungry but I'm too tired to get anything. I really want some queso from Torchy's.
Anyone else lose a lot of weight with Covid? I'm down about 8 lbs.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 23, 2022 02:27 PM (UUBmN)

81 Sold my snowblower to a friend over the Summer and am regretting it now.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 02:23 PM (Xrfse)
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You remembered to include the clause about clearing your driveway for life because of the great deal you gave him, right? Right?

Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:27 PM (wyw4S)

82 That shit will rust your car.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 02:27 PM (HDEhp)

83 Salt lick? Fresh venison?

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 23, 2022 02:27 PM (Vf4Y7)

84
Infidel I hate winter with a passion, only glad haven't shoveled yet

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:21 PM


This winter I've decided to fully and enthusiastically embrace the concept of global warming and never installed the plow on my tractor. So far, so good.

Sure, it's been hideously colder than a witches tit, but nothing worth plowing.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:28 PM (dQvv7)

85 What is your recommended rig? How did you copy the movies on to the drive? Does it retain chapter breaks, is there special software to use? How much storage space do you recommend?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (KZzsI)
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I bought a used desktop, Dell, with an i7 processor and a ton of ram, added two 2 terabyte drives, configured them as 1 volume, 3.5 terabytes space available, then started ripping moves using Handbrake. I'm using Plex to run my movie library, though I understand Jellyfin may be a better option. I ripped most of the movies at a very high definition rate, larger file, over 200 movies, only 456 GB of space used. Yeah, my system is overkill. I might add, make sure you back up your movies, because ripping a bunch of titles takes a long time.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 02:28 PM (5pTK/)

86
Going to dig up some romaine lettuces to give to the elderly neighbor first.

Ice clearing/prevention not on the agenda.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2022 02:07 PM (OTzUX)

You are so lucky. Your area has the nicest weather year round.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 23, 2022 02:28 PM (9mPbX)

87 67 "Eris did a great job with the book thread. Wow."

Yes.
Posted by: pawn at January 23, 2022 02:22 PM (Cfk8j)
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She sure did!

Posted by: Weasel at January 23, 2022 02:29 PM (0IeYL)

88 FWP-

I'm out of ketchup

Posted by: DB - the king is a fink! at January 23, 2022 02:29 PM (geLO8)

89 The Communist Bernie Sanders says it was absolutely appropriate for the Arizona Democrat part to censure Sen Senima
Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:24 PM (2JoB

I understand. Seems no different than what Wyoming GOP did to Liz Cheney.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:29 PM (z8oRC)

90 Did a remodel last year and got the toilet from Home Depot that advertised flushing 8 billiard balls at one time. It is still "low flow" compliant, but it has a bigger drain. We've yet to exceed its expectations. And not for a lack of trying. I'm sincerely impressed.
Posted by: Trog04 at January 23, 2022 02:26 PM (oNVik)


In a weird way I am inspired by this.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:29 PM (axyOa)

91 Doing my fair share of global warming burning up pine logs on weekends.

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:29 PM (2JoB8)

92 Climate change will make all this nastiness go away. Must be true, a teenage girl told me so.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 23, 2022 02:29 PM (jYQlA)

93 What is your recommended rig? How did you copy the movies on to the drive? Does it retain chapter breaks, is there special software to use? How much storage space do you recommend?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (KZzsI)
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Note: blu-ray and tv show disks are a different process. I've yet to get my Black Adder disks to rip properly.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 02:30 PM (5pTK/)

94 Anyone else lose a lot of weight with Covid? I'm down about 8 lbs.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 23, 2022 02:27 PM (UUBmN)


MiL (92) lost 20 lb ... but she was in hospital in the summer for an infection (caught COVID in the hospital despite vax) so it may have been that ... and/or the food. She's managed to get about 10 lb back since then.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 23, 2022 02:30 PM (VXxTB)

95 My first world problem. I need to vacuum my house and I don't have a maid to do it. I also need a vacuum that weighs 5lbs but works like a heavy duty vacuum that weighs 40lbs.

I don't know about 5lbs, but Dyson sells a pretty powerful battery operated unit.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 02:30 PM (ORB4+)

96 There have been more than 800 months since I was born.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 23, 2022 02:23 PM


Unpossible. 29x12 = 348.

As for kvetching about the number of clicks required at 1 click per month, there are any number of scripting languages that are tanned, rested, and ready to eliminate such tedium from your daily existence. ;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 02:30 PM (a3Q+t)

97 Buddy of mine lost 40 pounds with COVID.

But then again he was hospitalized for a month....

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (9otr5)

98 I'd try chipping out small chunks and carefully microwaving them, to drive off the water.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (YqDXo)

99 Will it work as a salt lick for animals?


As for my own first world problems, I made a nice ravioli and Italian sausage dinner the other night. The sausage was rally bland. Also, I need to change the shower curtain liner. Sometimes I feel like the whole world is out to get me.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (cupoy)

100
Here, I figure the 1st of March before it's livable. But that can always change.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:24 PM


Yup, the meteorological definition of winter in my area of PA is Dec, Jan, and February. March 1st is spring. Australia also defines seasons that way, except opposite and upside down.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (dQvv7)

101 Calcium chloride is about the worst possible de-icer, in terms of its corrosive effects on concrete, garden plants, and automobile bodies.

You can buy "organic" de-icer in the form of urea crystals. Not nearly so corrosive, and it actually works as a fertilizer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (P3gRi)

102 You remembered to include the clause about clearing your driveway for life because of the great deal you gave him, right? Right?

Hah! Actually, he was my former next-door neighbor. Really nice young couple with great kids. We got about 20 inches of snow here early last week. His wife texted me with "we're coming over to dig you out!". There are still some good people out there.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (Xrfse)

103 My first world problem. I need to vacuum my house and I don't have a maid to do it. I also need a vacuum that weighs 5lbs but works like a heavy duty vacuum that weighs 40lbs.

I don't know about 5lbs, but Dyson sells a pretty powerful battery operated unit.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 02:30 PM


Can recommend dyson battery vacuums without reservation. Have one and it will almost do the entire 2,100 square foot house on a single charge. Gotta empty it a few times because we have dogs, but it is a keeper.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 23, 2022 02:32 PM (bVYXr)

104 Wish someone would come and take the pine logs from the tree that was cut last fall. A neighbor did stop by yesterday and asked for one for a woodworking project. I told him it was free for the taking. Maybe I should put a sign on the pile.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:32 PM (qpolg)

105 I'd try chipping out small chunks and carefully microwaving them, to drive off the water.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (YqDXo)
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I told him he should have sent up the Jay signal but noooooooooo.

Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:32 PM (wyw4S)

106 PS: To break up the calcium chloride, I'd try a 1.5 inch spade bit on a drill.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 23, 2022 02:32 PM (YqDXo)

107 Oops...

Harriet Hageman, the Donald Trump-endorsed candidate seeking to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, won big Saturday in a straw poll of House candidates held by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee.

The secret ballot of party activists awarded Hageman 59 votes, Cheney six, state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, two and Denton Knapp one. The vote comes eight months before the GOP primary.


Bye, Liz.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 23, 2022 02:32 PM (I2/tG)

108 37 What is your recommended rig? How did you copy the movies on to the drive? Does it retain chapter breaks, is there special software to use? How much storage space do you recommend?

currently, i'm using my old (2007 maybe) mac mini running ubuntu. mostly handbrake, with makemk on standby for the occasional dvd handbrake can't handle. handbrake retains chapter breaks. the ubuntu machine has a 4 terabyte drive, but that also holds backups for the household machines. videos are actually served from a slightly newer mac mini, which is old enough that it can't handle drives larger than 2 terabytes.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 23, 2022 02:33 PM (Ef1FF)

109
Did a remodel last year and got the toilet from Home Depot that advertised flushing 8 billiard balls at one time. It is still "low flow" compliant, but it has a bigger drain. We've yet to exceed its expectations. And not for a lack of trying. I'm sincerely impressed.

Posted by: Trog04 at January 23, 2022 02:26 PM


Challenge Accepted

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 23, 2022 02:33 PM (DUIap)

110 I told him it was free for the taking. Maybe I should put a sign on the pile.
Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:32 PM (qpolg)



$5 per log.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 23, 2022 02:33 PM (yQpMk)

111 You know. If you look at the center of the bucket and tilt your head slightly to the right you can see the face of a bearded man in there.

Jesus or Gandalf ?


To avoid having crowds of Mexicans showing up at your door wanting to see the bucket, you better say "Gandalf."

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 02:33 PM (ORB4+)

112 I remember that all the pools opened on May 1 when I lived up north.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:33 PM (z8oRC)

113 But CaliGirl, your area is beautiful, and weather's not bad either. Pretty good for things I like such as wine and veggies (and berries, and beef).

Actually I've been even more remiss than usual, have not caught up on the wine doings just east of me. Ramona got it's AVA a few years ago, first one, and I think at least one more is in the works. Climate/soil pretty good for Italian reds, even the hot-weather Sicilian varietals, around here. One sees little plots of experimental vines planted all over in different places in east county.

Of course I go inside to get ice - to play hockey - and really miss sea-level x-c skiing in New England and Quebec, in great conditions. So I'm a winter fan, in a way.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (OTzUX)

114 > I don't know about 5lbs, but Dyson sells a pretty powerful battery operated unit.

We've had a Dyson "Ball" vacuum for almost 10 years. I've only replaced the power head, the part with the rollerbrush that actually sucks up the dirt. The original one was beat to shit from use. $100. Snap-in part, no tools needed.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (BFigT)

115 We've yet to exceed its expectations. And not for a lack of trying. I'm sincerely impressed.
Posted by: Trog04 at January 23, 2022 02:26 PM


You bought a Ferguson, didn't you?

Posted by: Al Bundy at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (a3Q+t)

116 His wife texted me with "we're coming over to dig you out!". There are still some good people out there.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (Xrfse)
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That's wonderful! Good to hear nice stories like that.

Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (wyw4S)

117 You can buy "organic" de-icer in the form of urea crystals. Not nearly so corrosive, and it actually works as a fertilizer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (P3gRi)


If you want to use urea ... you can also write in the snow.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (VXxTB)

118 Sold my snowblower to a friend over the Summer and am regretting it now.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 02:23 PM (Xrfse)

I bought a bigger, more powerful snowblower two years ago, which is why we have had mild winters.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (Q9lwr)

119 You can buy "organic" de-icer in the form of urea crystals. Not nearly so corrosive, and it actually works as a fertilizer.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Add diesel fuel to *really* clear the area!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (d3guq)

120
Talk about first world problems, every try to play '8 ball' when someone has flushed 8 of your billiard balls down the toilet to test the flow?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (dQvv7)

121 My driveway is in the back of the house facing a side street. And then we come through the garage to get into the house. The driveway is never seen or walked on. And our winter vehicles have high clearance. Hence it is never shoveled.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (HDEhp)

122 For what it's worth I've used Handbrake to digitize a few DVDs, but never did it to all my collection (someday, someday...) and there's probably better paid-for options floating around.

Supposedly the thing to do is to set up a NAS (network storage) system and a separate computer with an HTPC-focused operating system that connects to it. Never tried it myself though.

Posted by: CppThis at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (UewuT)

123 Posted by: Anachronda at January 23, 2022 02:33 PM (Ef1FF)

You guys are making reassess my love of my DVD player.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:35 PM (z8oRC)

124 People flush billiard balls down the toilet??

Seems wasteful.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2022 02:36 PM (OTzUX)

125 I gave a way my virtually industrial chipper shredder when we moved from the country to the city. I have really regretted that over the years.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 23, 2022 02:36 PM (yQpMk)

126 there are any number of scripting languages that are tanned, rested, and ready to eliminate such tedium from your daily existence. ;-)

Bring it on motherfucker!

Posted by: The Big Presidential Dick at January 23, 2022 02:37 PM (IANdO)

127 I had a stone driveway most of my life. When I got this one paved I felt like a privileged white boy because when the sun hits that blacktop I have a pristine driveway.

Posted by: dartist at January 23, 2022 02:37 PM (+ya+t)

128 If you shovel you really dont need any de iced or salt or any of that shit. The ice forms when the snow is packed down by cars or walking on it. Shovel before it is packed down and you wont have to worry about ice.

I shovel my walkway as soon as it snows and I never worry about ice that way.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 02:37 PM (HDEhp)

129 I'm down about 8 lbs.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 23, 2022 02:27 PM (UUBmN)

15. But I gained half of it back....and it took me longer than I expected.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:37 PM (Q9lwr)

130 I told him he should have sent up the Jay signal but noooooooooo.
Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:32 PM


What am I, shelfware?

Posted by: Ewok Signal at January 23, 2022 02:37 PM (a3Q+t)

131 LOL I've just made half a dozen posts to the ether. VPN had disconnected.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:37 PM (jKye3)

132 Someone I know likes to refer to himself as a "noted indoorsman." Heh.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM (jYQlA)

133 Backups. Backup backup backup.

Remember if it's not backed up twice, it's not backed up.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM (jKye3)

134 Buddy of mine lost 40 pounds with COVID.

But then again he was hospitalized for a month....


Mostly because hospitals put CoViD patients on the Auschwitz Diet/Health Plan - depriving patients of nutrition and water.

If you starve to death or your organs fail because lack of hydration, the hospital still scores that sweet C19 government bounty. Gets people off that ventilator and into the grave faster: Efficiency = Dollars!

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM (ORB4+)

135 Anyone else lose a lot of weight with Covid? I'm down about 8 lbs.

I dropped 13 pounds in about a week when I had the 'rona last September. It all came back between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM (SchxB)

136 I would love to have a post on how to rip DVDs like you guys are discussing but it would have to be in English instead of whatever you guys are using.

And please to explain everything like I am 5 years old.

Thanks.

Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM (wyw4S)

137 mostly handbrake, with makemk on standby for the occasional dvd handbrake can't handle. handbrake retains chapter breaks. the ubuntu machine has a 4 terabyte drive,
Posted by: Anachronda

Does the system running handbrake/makemkv have/need a lot of ram too?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM (d3guq)

138 I don't know about 5lbs, but Dyson sells a pretty powerful battery operated unit.

We've had a Dyson "Ball" vacuum for almost 10 years. I've only replaced the power head, the part with the rollerbrush that actually sucks up the dirt. The original one was beat to shit from use. $100. Snap-in part, no tools needed.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2022 02:34 PM (BFigT)

Yes Dyson was added to my list of items I need to buy. It's right below my under the counter wine cooler that decided to quit on me a few months ago.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:39 PM (z8oRC)

139 Backups. Backup backup backup.

Remember if it's not backed up twice, it's not backed up.
Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM (jKye3)




with one copy offsite. Backups won't help if they burn up with the house too.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 23, 2022 02:39 PM (yQpMk)

140 Backups. Backup backup backup.

Remember if it's not backed up twice, it's not backed up.


The miracle of Dropbox

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 02:39 PM (ORB4+)

141 93 Note: blu-ray and tv show disks are a different process. I've yet to get my Black Adder disks to rip properly.

hmm. i don't recall any difficulty with black adder; the ones that gave me fits were (iirc) inspector lewis. i stick to dvds because a) been doing it for a while and b) my target video quality is "better than vhs at extra long play".

Posted by: Anachronda at January 23, 2022 02:39 PM (Ef1FF)

142 Someone I know likes to refer to himself as a "noted indoorsman." Heh.

I've got a tshirt that has "Avid Indoorsman" on it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 23, 2022 02:40 PM (SchxB)

143 And please to explain everything like I am 5 years old.

Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM (wyw4S)

Um...how would that be different than usual?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:40 PM (Q9lwr)

144 110 I told him it was free for the taking. Maybe I should put a sign on the pile.
Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:32 PM (qpolg)


$5 per log.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 23, 2022 02:33 PM (yQpMk)

Wow! At five dollars per log, the bran muffins pay for themselves.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 23, 2022 02:40 PM (cupoy)

145 currently, i'm using my old (2007 maybe) mac mini running ubuntu. mostly handbrake, with makemk on standby for the occasional dvd handbrake can't handle. handbrake retains chapter breaks. the ubuntu machine has a 4 terabyte drive, but that also holds backups for the household machines. videos are actually served from a slightly newer mac mini, which is old enough that it can't handle drives larger than 2 terabytes.
Posted by: Anachronda at January 23, 2022 02:33 PM (Ef1FF)
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describes my setup almost exactly. Except I set up my desktop to rip, also. So, I'll rip on the server, and rip on my desktop, then copy the file over.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 02:40 PM (5pTK/)

146 Just saw the news on Doof a little while ago. I can't even imagine. My heart goes out to him.

Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2022 02:40 PM (AmoqO)

147 Um...how would that be different than usual?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:40 PM (Q9lwr)
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Go make more mud pies in your bucket up there, sonny.

Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:40 PM (wyw4S)

148 Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM (wyw4S)

I think your best bet is a YouTube search for "ripping dvds with Handbrake" . Not being funny but the good videos make it so easily understandable.

It's very daunting at the beginning but in reality it's not terrible at all.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:41 PM (jKye3)

149 60 Infidel I hate winter with a passion, only glad haven't shoveled yet
Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 02:21 PM (2JoB

This is a correct opinion.

Winter is the worst season by far.

It's only redeeming traits are Christmas, New Year's, and the Super Bowl - the cold weather, darkness, illness, ugliness (after the Xmas lights are gone) and general slog could all take a hike.

Although I'm not in the best mood - my 2 year old water heater has an error that seems to be motherboard related (per online when the reset button doesn't work) and they don't come out til Mondays...so deciding on a cold shower or no shower when it's 37 degrees...

Thank the Lord my new dishwasher and my washing machine only need cold water to work. And can we PLEASE have appliances with no motherboards back?

Posted by: Nova local at January 23, 2022 02:41 PM (exHjb)

150 Snowblower reminds me of one of Paul Newman's last movies which is very good. Nobody's Fool. He and Bruce Willis's character would continually steal a snowblower back from each other. You also got to see Melanie Griffith's boobies again.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:41 PM (z8oRC)

151 hmm. i don't recall any difficulty with black adder; the ones that gave me fits were (iirc) inspector lewis. i stick to dvds because a) been doing it for a while and b) my target video quality is "better than vhs at extra long play".
Posted by: Anachronda at January 23, 2022 02:39 PM (Ef1FF)
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I'm pretty sure it's me and I just to take the time to figure out what I'm missing in the process.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (5pTK/)

152 137 Does the system running handbrake/makemkv have/need a lot of ram too?

my trusty ubuntu mac mini has a whopping 2 gigglebytes. not speedy, but it gets the job done.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (Ef1FF)

153 And please to explain everything like I am 5 years old.

Thanks.

And VHS. I have hundreds of VHS tapes that need to get recorded in another format. Or, I could just toss them. So many good old movies tho.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (qpolg)

154 Oh no what news on Doof

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (jKye3)

155 I have tried ripping DVDs with assistance from the good people of AoSHQ. But the quality sucked.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (Q9lwr)

156 I will take your bucket of calcium chloride and salt the fields of my enemies.

On second thought, I'm going to need more buckets.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (njVMJ)

157 *sits back, makes coffee*

Who's got money on bluebell?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (5pTK/)

158 Thank you, ellipsis. Actually, probably the best move is to get my son to do it for me. But maybe I'll surprise n him and try it myself sometime.

And then call him to fix the mess I made and reimage my computer again.

Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM (wyw4S)

159 I don't need to rip DVD's because I don't own any, like I don't own a TV to not watch them on. Makes life a lot easier, it does.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM (P3gRi)

160 I am that neighborhood lunatic who uses his snowblower at all hours.

Heh. That's my neighbor. Same applies to her leaf blower and lawnmower.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

Must suck to have neighbors. I vaguely remember what they were like. Ran into one of my neighbors very early this morning when I was emptying the compost bucket. Juvenile, maby 700 to 800 lb moose. Generally don't start seeing those neighbors until March.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM (0Tkaf)

161 The words "water heater" and "motherboard" should never be in the same sentence. Never.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM (jYQlA)

162 I've got a tshirt that has "Avid Indoorsman" on it.
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My niece sent me one that says "I've been social distancing all my life"

Posted by: dartist at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM (+ya+t)

163 I put my DVDs by the workout bench last year. They're not ripped yet. Lazy.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM (axyOa)

164 Anyone else lose a lot of weight with Covid? I'm down about 8 lbs.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 23, 2022 02:27 PM


I dropped 12 the week that I had it.

Posted by: Bert G at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM (fHydr)

165
If you're playing 8 ball and the choice is 'stripes or solids' and someone has to retrieve half the balls out of the septic tank...

First world problem.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:44 PM (dQvv7)

166 Who's got money on bluebell?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (5pTK/)
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The smart people!

Actually I have to run over to my neighbor's and help her pick out a dress for her daughter's wedding, so he has time. When he's done with the mud pies.

Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:44 PM (wyw4S)

167 I may be in the minority but I like winter. Skiing mainly. But also nothing more beautiful than a sunny day after a big snowfall. Something magical about it. With cold you can always layer up and keep warm. With excessive heat you suffer.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 02:44 PM (HDEhp)

168 Backups. Backup backup backup.

Remember if it's not backed up twice, it's not backed up.
Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:38 PM

===

with one copy offsite. Backups won't help if they burn up with the house too.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 23, 2022 02:39 PM


Pro Tip: If you haven't tested and verified your capability to restore, you aren't really backed-up.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 02:44 PM (a3Q+t)

169 And by carefully microwaving I mean putting the chips on a plate, giving them a short toot of microwaves, preferably at lowish power, and check the result.

It's entirely possible to melt, e.g., sodium chloride in a microwave. I've seen zeolites (molecular sieves, the stuff in little bags in many drying applications, in e.g., pharmaceutical preparations) melted into a solid mass by a microwave oven.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 23, 2022 02:45 PM (YqDXo)

170 And then call him to fix the mess I made and reimage my computer again.
Posted by: bluebell at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM (wyw4S)

LOL you won't break anything. Except maybe some DVDs in frustration. It's really not that kind of operation.

A few program installs. Once set up, you put the DVD in and click a few buttons and wait. Really. Setting up and understanding it just takes time, like anything else. Like hanging a shelf.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:45 PM (jKye3)

171 154 Oh no what news on Doof

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (jKye3)

It's on the EMT thread.

Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2022 02:45 PM (AmoqO)

172 161 The words "water heater" and "motherboard" should never be in the same sentence. Never.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM (jYQlA)

I agree - my fridge and oven are the only dumb appliances I have at this point, so of course, they are my oldest...

Posted by: Nova local at January 23, 2022 02:46 PM (exHjb)

173
My niece sent me one that says "I've been social distancing all my life"

Posted by: dartist at January 23, 2022 02:43 PM


There's some sort of t-shirt for pregnant women that says 'Someone didn't social distance 6" away'.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:46 PM (dQvv7)

174 And VHS. I have hundreds of VHS tapes that need to get recorded in another format. Or, I could just toss them. So many good old movies tho.
Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (qpolg)

My father owned a few video stores when I was growing up. Thousands of movies to the dump .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 02:46 PM (z8oRC)

175 Pro Tip: If you haven't tested and verified your capability to restore, you aren't really backed-up.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 02:44 PM (a3Q+t)


I used to be an implementation engineer for a product called Netbackup.

The joke used to be "it's called NetBACKUP, not NetRESTORE."

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2022 02:46 PM (9otr5)

176 LOL I've just made half a dozen posts to the ether. VPN had disconnected.

I fell your pain. If I could only beg CBD enough to liberate my old banned hash. (lD3vL)

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 02:46 PM (ORB4+)

177 My goodness. bluebell seems particularly ... spirited ... today. ;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 02:47 PM (a3Q+t)

178 Thanks for the Dyson info. Need to replace the 40lb industrial I inherited.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 02:47 PM (qpolg)

179 Pro Tip: If you haven't tested and verified your capability to restore, you aren't really backed-up.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 02:44 PM (a3Q+t)
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I tend to find a way to, umm, test my backups without actually, you know, scheduling a test. I was messing around with the desktop I had set up, and somehow destroyed the ability of my disk to boot. I'd made a backup image of a boot disk, popped it in, booted, started the restore, and was back in business in a couple of hours.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 02:48 PM (5pTK/)

180 OMG Doof. Oh, my heart is aching. Fuck.

I vote to end 2022 right now.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 02:48 PM (jKye3)

181 Somewhere along the way I got rid of all my CDs and DVDs. I dont even own a player anymore. I can find virtually any movie I want on a streaming service. Most for free or if not $3 or $4. And yeah I know it is never really yours and they can cancel or edit things out. But, eh, whatevs.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 02:48 PM (HDEhp)

182 There's some sort of t-shirt for pregnant women that says 'Someone didn't social distance 6" away'.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:46 PM (dQvv7)
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The Halfrican should get that for his wife. I believe they recently had a child.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 02:49 PM (5pTK/)

183 Don't piss into the wind.
Don't pull the mask off the Lone Ranger.
Don't bet against BBells.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:49 PM (axyOa)

184 That's wonderful! Good to hear nice stories like that.

What made it even nicer was that I was bustin' my back using the stone age shovel method when I got the text. My progress to that point was not real impressive.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 02:49 PM (Xrfse)

185 Just saw the news on Doof a little while ago. I can't even imagine. My heart goes out to him.

Didn't know about it until I saw your post. Praying for God's comfort for his family.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 23, 2022 02:49 PM (SchxB)

186 I bought a bigger, more powerful snowblower two years ago, which is why we have had mild winters.

I'm laughing, CBD. The reason I got rid of mine were the prior 2 or 3 mild winters. It was basically just gathering dust. Par for the course with me. Heh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 02:51 PM (Xrfse)

187
It's on the EMT thread.
Posted by: Javems

Thanks.

Lots of prayers for Doof and family.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 23, 2022 02:52 PM (d3guq)

188 Pro Tip: If you haven't tested and verified your capability to restore, you aren't really backed-up.

I don't believe in image back up for most applications. Instead, segregate your drive into "Data", "Operating System" and "Applications". A lot of cruft gets into the OS and into the system over the months and years. In fact, twice a year, I rebuild my development machines from scratch. (often buying a new SSD and vaulting the old one)

For Data you care to keep, use Dropbox or some other background backup service.

For Operating System, always load Latest & Greatest from wherever you get your OS.

For Applications, ninite.com is your friend for a lot of the basics. It is always good to reload special purpose applications on an As Needed basis.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 02:52 PM (ORB4+)

189
I don't know... now that Boris Johnson has eliminated the mask requirements, the mandates, the work from home requirements, and the vaccine passports... Second look at the Declaration of Independence?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:54 PM (dQvv7)

190 Dear Lord please give Doof your strength. I can't begin to understand. Help us to come alongside he and his family. Have mercy on us Lord.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at January 23, 2022 02:55 PM (0Tkaf)

191 I was looking at electric snow blowers. No garage, too many years of trying to start a gas one in the cold. Guy who cuts my little patch of grass in the front stopped buy to tell me he does snow too. Forget snow blowers.

Posted by: dartist at January 23, 2022 02:55 PM (+ya+t)

192 Maybe a large magnifying glass ...

Posted by: Adriane the Practical and Realistic Critic ... at January 23, 2022 02:55 PM (okV1R)

193 It's on the EMT thread.

Oh, no. Just getting caught up and went back to the thread. That's absolutely heartbreaking. Prayers up immediately for Doof and his family.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 02:55 PM (Xrfse)

194 My FWP... cork broke in the wine bottle today.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 23, 2022 02:56 PM (ju2Fy)

195 I don't believe in image back up for most applications. Instead, segregate your drive into "Data", "Operating System" and "Applications". A lot of cruft gets into the OS and into the system over the months and years...

I'm always surprised (OK, disgusted) at how few "professional IT" people understand this and just pile everything on one drive to "save money".

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 23, 2022 02:57 PM (SchxB)

196 Poor Doof. What a terrible thing to happen.

Posted by: dartist at January 23, 2022 02:57 PM (+ya+t)

197 Usually by this time of year I've removed the mowing deck from the tractor and put the front-end loader on in case it snows. Not this year. So I expect we'll get shit slammed with snow soon.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2022 02:57 PM (BFigT)

198 Prayers for Doof. That happened to me in 2010. He's in a rough spot.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2022 02:59 PM (eA1RV)

199 194 My FWP... cork broke in the wine bottle today.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 23, 2022 02:56 PM (ju2Fy)

Saw an Italian guy dump a whole bottle of wine because one little bit of cork broke off and was floating in the wine. Told him next time that happens, call me.

Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2022 02:59 PM (AmoqO)

200 I have been giving this a great deal of thought. I believe what CBD has created is an industrial strength slug catcher. It ought to sell well in the Pac NW.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:59 PM (axyOa)

201 I'm working in the basement bathroom today - FWP: I must have 4-5 big sets of sockets - both metric and SAE. Why oh why is there no 10mm among them?

KAHN!!!!!!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2022 03:00 PM (mD/uy)

202 Well back from shopping at stew leonards.

A lot of sheepeople there in masks.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 23, 2022 03:00 PM (Irn0L)

203 Just when you think that things couldn't possibly suck more, they manage to. So very sorry, Doof.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 23, 2022 03:01 PM (Xrfse)

204 I don't believe in image back up for most applications. Instead, segregate your drive into "Data", "Operating System" and "Applications". A lot of cruft gets into the OS and into the system over the months and years. In fact, twice a year, I rebuild my development machines from scratch. (often buying a new SSD and vaulting the old one)

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 02:52 PM (ORB4+)

I've seen too many borked windows installations and failures of their recovery utilities to not do image backups of the installations I offer to maintain. It is hours instead of days worth of headaches. They are responsible for their own data.

For data, that goes on a RAID NAS with periodic backups to USB drives.

Posted by: Martin Bashir at January 23, 2022 03:01 PM (SH2Zi)

205 Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:54 PM (dQvv7)

Heh

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:02 PM (jKye3)

206 May Doof & his family be Blessed with Peace and Strength at this terrible time.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at January 23, 2022 03:02 PM (okV1R)

207 Usually by this time of year I've removed the mowing deck from the tractor and put the front-end loader on in case it snows. Not this year. So I expect we'll get shit slammed with snow soon.

We don't normally get a lot of snow here, but I have propane torch I bought for burning weeds last summer planning on using it this winter as needed. So far, no snow accumulation to speak of. Last winter we got 22 inches, but I had no torch. I'm thinking snow depth has an inversely proportional relationship to preparedness.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 23, 2022 03:02 PM (SchxB)

208 I'm working in the basement bathroom today - FWP: I must have 4-5 big sets of sockets - both metric and SAE. Why oh why is there no 10mm among them?

KAHN!!!!!!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2022 03:00 PM (mD/uy)

Because my father in law walked off with them. His name is Kahn.

Posted by: Martin Bashir at January 23, 2022 03:02 PM (SH2Zi)

209 Prayers for Doof.

This is a really shitty year so far.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:02 PM (qpolg)

210 Just saw the news about Doof and his wife. Prayers to the family. Man. it's been a tough week or so.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 23, 2022 03:03 PM (x8Wzq)

211 You know you're from the South when you look at the picture, read the explanation, and still have no idea what the author is talking about....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at January 23, 2022 03:03 PM (SRRAx)

212 You can buy "organic" de-icer in the form of urea crystals. Not nearly so corrosive, and it actually works as a fertilizer.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2022 02:31 PM (P3gRi)

I thought urea was in very short supply, such as DEF?

Posted by: Clutch at January 23, 2022 03:03 PM (9UmRs)

213 I'm always surprised (OK, disgusted) at how few "professional IT" people understand this and just pile everything on one drive to "save money".

I'm the "IT Professional" for the entire family, extended family and friends of the extended family.

For windows systems, I have a short-path Dropbox directory that EVERYTHING I care about goes in.

OneDrive seems to want to protect the massively huge \Users\ directory which can and often holds gigabytes of your personal data tucked away into hidden "AppStorage" and other user specific data. Almost all of that can be blow away since it has captured a lot of junk over the years. Every single application that you have loaded and then unloaded hides things in the registry and in that Users\ space, and much of that stays there for the life of the OS installation. (which could be for years).

Again, ninite for the utilities and toys, load as needed for everything else. This minimizes my time and minimizes the ache and hassle of failed systems.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 03:03 PM (ORB4+)

214 Dear Lord please give Doof your strength. I can't begin to understand. Help us to come alongside he and his family. Have mercy on us Lord.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at January 23, 2022 02:55 PM (0Tkaf)

Amen. I'm out of words. Because it's either nothing or I'll end up typing an encyclopedia. Doesn't help that I'm very fond of Doof.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:03 PM (jKye3)

215 Why oh why is there no 10mm among them?

KAHN!!!!!!
Posted by: Tonypete


I think we have a few extra in the box...

*** whistles very, very innocently ***

Posted by: Adriane the Disorganized Tool Critic ... at January 23, 2022 03:04 PM (okV1R)

216 Second look at the Declaration of Independence?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 02:54 PM (dQvv7)

Yes, especially the part about "it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Posted by: Martin Bashir at January 23, 2022 03:04 PM (SH2Zi)

217 Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2022 02:59 PM (eA1RV)

I'm sorry to you too Duke. And Northernlurker. And Ruthless if I'm not mistaken. And others.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:05 PM (jKye3)

218 What's the news on Doof?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 23, 2022 03:05 PM (Irn0L)

219 Welp, figured out where I got it wrong with Handbrake. Missed the drop down box which lists the chapters being rendered.

Sigh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 03:06 PM (5pTK/)

220 >>>Could be worse. You could have snow and ice to clear and also be a Packers fan.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2022 02:13 PM (eA1RV)

======

What ever have I done to you?

Posted by: Turn Two at January 23, 2022 03:06 PM (CoAjq)

221 You know you're from the South when you look at the picture, read the explanation, and still have no idea what the author is talking about....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief


It looked like a bowl of foaming yeast to me ... so bread baking issues ...
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Disorganized Tool Critic ... at January 23, 2022 03:06 PM (okV1R)

222 https://tinyurl.com/2p8z65x8

ZH link.
covid / Ivermectin stuff.
Dr. Merik testimony is cued up at the end of the article.

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 23, 2022 03:06 PM (DB16e)

223 Doof's wife died in her sleep. Only 50 years old.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:06 PM (qpolg)

224 What's the news on Doof?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 23, 2022 03:05 PM (Irn0L)

He lost his wife of 26 years last night. Surrounded by friends and family but understandably in shock.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:06 PM (SH2Zi)

225 I've seen too many borked windows installations and failures of their recovery utilities to not do image backups of the installations I offer to maintain

In forty years of messing with desktop and laptop computers there has never been a time I was happy with restoring images on active systems. Software these days changes far too often and there are countless hidden updates that render images made a month ago or longer useful.

Setting system restore points prior to installing new software is probably the closest I have seen to fixing a crash.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 03:07 PM (ORB4+)

226 I'm working in the basement bathroom today - FWP: I must have 4-5 big sets of sockets - both metric and SAE. Why oh why is there no 10mm among them?

KAHN!!!!!!
Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2022 03:00 PM


I've seen more than one reference that a 10mm socket is the most sought-after replacement socket. Maybe they transport to that restaurant where the missing sock et.

I'm also curious why you'd look for a metric socket amongst the SAE ones. That seems rather aceian.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 03:08 PM (a3Q+t)

227 > You can buy "organic" de-icer in the form of urea crystals

Piss... you're talking about peeing on snow, right? Cuz' I already to that. The wife hates when I do it tho'.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2022 03:08 PM (BFigT)

228 Acronis True Image has saved me *many* times and almost did me in (unreadable backup) once. But I have restored my active image 20 times or more for various reasons.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:08 PM (jKye3)

229
A lot of sheepeople there in masks.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 23, 2022 03:00 PM


I lost about 90% of my ability to speak last week because of constant post nasal drip. I imagine that's Omicron. I'm still going out and about when I have to, but wearing a mask.

I'm not gonna 'self quarantine' for what is now nothing worse than the common cold.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 23, 2022 03:09 PM (dQvv7)

230 Doof's wife died in her sleep. Only 50 years old.
Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:06 PM (qpolg)

Sigh.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 23, 2022 03:09 PM (Irn0L)

231 Setting system restore points prior to installing new software is probably the closest I have seen to fixing a crash.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 03:07 PM (ORB4+)
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When I rebuilt my Ubuntu system, I created two identical boot disks, containing my basic software load. When I blew up my boot disk, I popped in my spare boot disk, booted, then restored. Worked quite well.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 03:09 PM (5pTK/)

232
So sorry for Doof. Dreadful news, words are inadequate. Prayers for him, his family and the soul of his wife.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 23, 2022 03:10 PM (/U27+)

233 Aw, dammit. Doof is such a nice dude. I imagine his wife was a sweet lady.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 23, 2022 03:10 PM (Cf/uA)

234 A pound of calcium chloride? Isn't that what you put on French Toast?

Posted by: Muad'dib at January 23, 2022 03:10 PM (ikXZL)

235 I've seen more than one reference that a 10mm socket is the most sought-after replacement socket. Maybe they transport to that restaurant where the missing sock et.


Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 03:08 PM (a3Q+t)
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Well, here's the thing. We've been having a fling, and well...

Posted by: Sock that's gone missing after washing at January 23, 2022 03:11 PM (5pTK/)

236 Dr. Merik testimony is cued up at the end of the article.
Posted by: Fool Otto

USPS dropped off my Valleyvet order today. The mailcarrier said to me - "What the hell do these guys sell? I've been delivering a boatload of packages from them lately."

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2022 03:11 PM (mD/uy)

237 200 I have been giving this a great deal of thought. I believe what CBD has created is an industrial strength slug catcher. It ought to sell well in the Pac NW.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 23, 2022 02:59 PM (axyOa)

I need some. Prior to this cold spell we found several on our den floor by the door to the patio. Guess they get in under the door somehow. Icky little buggers.

Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2022 03:12 PM (AmoqO)

238 I'm also curious why you'd look for a metric socket amongst the SAE ones. That seems rather aceian.
Posted by: Duncanthrax

It is the way of my people.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2022 03:12 PM (mD/uy)

239 USPS dropped off my Valleyvet order today. The mailcarrier said to me - "What the hell do these guys sell? I've been delivering a boatload of packages from them lately."
Posted by: Tonypete at


This made me lmao.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:13 PM (qpolg)

240 >>>[103] I also need a vacuum that weighs 5lbs but works like a heavy duty vacuum that weighs 40lbs.
=========
Our 13-year-old Hoover Linx cordless stick vac works great on hardwood flooring and fairly well on rugs. Uses 18V lithium batteries (we keep 2 backups fully charged). Weighs closer to 10-lbs but is very easy to handle.

Posted by: Kathy at January 23, 2022 03:14 PM (h3RRP)

241 When I rebuilt my Ubuntu system, I created two identical boot disks, containing my basic software load. When I blew up my boot disk, I popped in my spare boot disk, booted, then restored. Worked quite well.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 03:09 PM (5pTK/)

Nice thing about Linux, is you don't pay for it. Once you have gone through the hoops to create a bootable DVD or thumb drive, you can install it on as many machines as you wish. Keep the bootable media, and if your system gets corrupted, re-install.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2022 03:14 PM (P3gRi)

242 https://tinyurl.com/2p8z65x8

ZH link.
covid / Ivermectin stuff.
Dr. Merik testimony is cued up at the end of the article.
Posted by: Fool Otto at January 23, 2022 03:06 PM (DB16eM

Florida and Texas Governors need to step up to the plate and do the same thing , only more so.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 23, 2022 03:15 PM (z8oRC)

243 *Looks around*

WTF am I gonna do with this collection of 10mm sockets?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2022 03:16 PM (eA1RV)

244 My FWP: changing brake assembly on a dual axle toy hauler yesterday, on the last of 4 my 13/16th open end wrench broke. I must have bought that Taiwan set when my tool box was stolen in ~1989. Darn cheap Taiwan tools.

Now I have to go get a set from HarborFreight!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 23, 2022 03:16 PM (d3guq)

245 We have no low flush toilets. Both of ours are used from remodels and with new internals do just fine.

All the flow restricters disappeared from any water dispensing devices plus my fuel cans all date to the time when they actually worked.

Life has enough irritants without suffering unneeded ones.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 23, 2022 03:17 PM (KATBx)

246 WTF am I gonna do with this collection of 10mm sockets?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2022 03:16 PM (eA1RV)



String them as wampum in the Burning Time.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 23, 2022 03:17 PM (yQpMk)

247 10mm is usually the size of the nut on the bottom of a small engine carburetor float bowl. Just fyi.

Posted by: Weasel at January 23, 2022 03:18 PM (0IeYL)

248 10mm is the standard size for nuts on your average roll up garage door, which, by the way, benefits from the occasional tightening.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 23, 2022 03:19 PM (jTmQV)

249 All the flow restricters disappeared from any water dispensing devices plus my fuel cans all date to the time when they actually worked.

Life has enough irritants without suffering unneeded ones.
Posted by: irongrampa at January 23, 2022 03:17 PM (KATBx)
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For those that regularly pour gasoline, might I recommend a Terrapump?

https://tinyurl.com/u7kdkux4

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 03:19 PM (5pTK/)

250 Napping, can't get awake

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 03:21 PM (2JoB8)

251 Florida and Texas Governors need to step up to the plate and do the same thing , only more so.

I thought that the TX AG is in attendance in DC for the Anti-Vaxx-Mandate Rally and FBI Attendee Round-Up Festival

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 03:23 PM (ORB4+)

252 10mm is usually the size of the nut on the bottom of a small engine carburetor float bowl. Just fyi.
Posted by: Weasel at January 23, 2022 03:18 PM (0IeYL)


You can rebuild a VW engine with 10, 13, 15, and 17mm wrenches.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at January 23, 2022 03:23 PM (AiZBA)

253 Nice thing about Linux, is you don't pay for it. Once you have gone through the hoops to create a bootable DVD or thumb drive, you can install it on as many machines as you wish. Keep the bootable media, and if your system gets corrupted, re-install.

Sans any updates to anything.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 03:23 PM (ORB4+)

254 The truck convoy is running through the area today.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:24 PM (nRBE8)

255 I'm not gonna 'self quarantine' for what is now nothing worse than the common cold.

Dammit! Grandma just died.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (ORB4+)

256 Sans any updates to anything.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 03:23 PM (ORB4+)

Which is a simple matter of just recreating a new updated USB install medium.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (SH2Zi)

257 Fox has Brandon at 47% approval.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (HDEhp)

258 Can't chop it up into usable or grindable chunks?

I guess it could change a little bit chemically but not all that much as it endures a similar transition during normal use.

Of course they may've added stuff so as to keep it's regularized shape and that may be what's been affected.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (eYV9L)

259 I am so tired of winter.
Posted by: Infidel

(Psssst...its still only January !)

Posted by: JT at January 23, 2022 03:26 PM (arJlL)

260 10mm is not always the size of the nut on the bottom of a small engine carburetor float bowl, but it often is. It's not like a rule or anything.

Posted by: Weasel at January 23, 2022 03:27 PM (0IeYL)

261 You can rebuild a VW engine with 10, 13, 15, and 17mm wrenches.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV

And with a VM engine, an orange crate, a ball point pen barrel and a tampon, you can jury-rig a flying machine.

Posted by: MacGyver at January 23, 2022 03:27 PM (mD/uy)

262 259 I am so tired of winter.
Posted by: Infidel

(Psssst...its still only January !)
Posted by: JT at January 23, 2022 03:26 PM (arJlL)

Uh huh. Yeah. That warm Christmas week was not so bad now, eh?

Posted by: Josh Brolin at January 23, 2022 03:27 PM (dNqv+)

263 You'll be glad you have it for the next really bad case of acid stomach. Just bite off a chunk.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 23, 2022 03:27 PM (yH/RE)

264 It is the way of my people.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2022 03:12 PM (mD/uy)

It is the way of my FiL, which is why he always walks off with mine.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:27 PM (SH2Zi)

265 You can't buy a full flow flush toilet anymore ?

Posted by: JT at January 23, 2022 03:27 PM (arJlL)

266 (Psssst...its still only January !)
Posted by: JT

Hence, my crappy attitude.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:28 PM (qpolg)

267 You can rebuild a VW engine with 10, 13, 15, and 17mm wrenches.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV

Although a floor jack is your friend.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 23, 2022 03:28 PM (d3guq)

268 Hence, my crappy attitude.
Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:28 PM (qpolg)
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Well, I hate to point this out, but, that really doesn't make one stand out among this crowd.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 03:29 PM (5pTK/)

269 I don't mind it being a bit colder than normal when it snows here. I just can't shovel the wet stuff.

Posted by: dartist at January 23, 2022 03:29 PM (+ya+t)

270 I just got stopped for speeding but the nice lady in uniform let me off with a warning.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:30 PM (nRBE8)

271 I just got stopped for speeding but the nice lady in uniform let me off with a warning.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:30 PM (nRBE

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

We are not going to help you write a Penthouse Forum letter!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 03:30 PM (5pTK/)

272 Well, I hate to point this out, but, that really doesn't make one stand out among this crowd.
Posted by: blake

lol. Thanksgiving sucked, kids had wuhan. Christmas sucked, I had a horrendous cold. If it was above 40 I would go for a walk.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:31 PM (qpolg)

273 Setting system restore points prior to installing new software is probably the closest I have seen to fixing a crash.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 03:07 PM (ORB4+)

Try that with Windows recovery from failed System Updates that wipe out System Restore points. It is not the norm for System Updates to wipe System Restore points, but it is not uncommon either.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:31 PM (SH2Zi)

274 The Communist Bernie Sanders says it was absolutely appropriate for the Arizona Democrat part to censure Sen Senima
Posted by: Skip

How dare she march out of step!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 23, 2022 03:31 PM (FVME7)

275
Got a quote today for getting a 30A-120V outlet and a transfer panel installed. It was about what I anticipated, so we accepted
It might actually get done this week.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 23, 2022 03:31 PM (/U27+)

276 We are not going to help you write a Penthouse Forum letter!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 23, 2022 03:30 PM (5pTK/)
You won't believe what just happened to me.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:31 PM (nRBE8)

277 Well, I hate to point this out, but, that really doesn't make one stand out among this crowd.

All is well!

Posted by: That guy who always says... at January 23, 2022 03:32 PM (Xrfse)

278 I just got stopped for speeding but the nice lady in uniform let me off with a warning.
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You can drink and drive up der, eh?

Posted by: dartist at January 23, 2022 03:32 PM (+ya+t)

279 You won't believe what just happened to me.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:31 PM (nRBE

Did you check for an Adam's apple?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at January 23, 2022 03:32 PM (PiwSw)

280
The Communist Bernie Sanders says it was absolutely appropriate for the Arizona Democrat part to censure Sen Senima
Posted by: Skip

_________

Republican: Maverick
Democrat: Traitor

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 23, 2022 03:33 PM (/U27+)

281 Dammit! Somebody took the last Oreo and put the empty package back in the cupboard.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2022 03:33 PM (eA1RV)

282 lol. Thanksgiving sucked, kids had wuhan. Christmas sucked, I had a horrendous cold. If it was above 40 I would go for a walk.
Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:31 PM (qpolg)

Go anyway...just bundle up more...

My spouse now walks with me when it's 15...he says he'd never do it if I didn't insist on it daily for my health. I tell him that it's a good thing I insist for his health...

You got 30 minutes til the food thread...

Posted by: Nova local at January 23, 2022 03:33 PM (exHjb)

283 Dammit! Somebody took the last Oreo and put the empty package back in the cupboard.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at

Ah, you still have kids in the house.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:34 PM (qpolg)

284 Fox has Brandon at 47% approval.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (HDEhp)

Yeah, no. I heard laughter upstairs early - it was Mrs. Boswell hearing Fox announcing that Punchy's back and America now loves him!

What a complete and total embarrassment for this polling outfit - when you didn't think they could make more buffoons of themselves than they already have, they figure out how to dig the buffoon hole deeper.

Posted by: Boswell at January 23, 2022 03:34 PM (5iUNf)

285 You won't believe what just happened to me.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:31 PM (nRBE

Did you check for an Adam's apple?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at January 23, 2022 03:32 PM (PiwSw)

I'm super polite when I've been stopped for speeding.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:34 PM (nRBE8)

286 Did you check for an Adam's apple?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at January 23, 2022 03:32 PM (PiwSw)

I'm super polite when I've been stopped for speeding.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:34 PM (nRBE

So, a kayak, then.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:35 PM (SH2Zi)

287
Fox has Brandon at 47% approval.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (HDEhp)

_________

A poll of 1200 Chinese?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 23, 2022 03:36 PM (/U27+)

288 The best summation of Biden and his last year, at least so far:

http://tinyurl.com/2p833788

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 03:37 PM (a3Q+t)

289 The Communist Bernie Sanders says it was absolutely appropriate for the Arizona Democrat part to censure Sen Senima
Posted by: Skip
---------------------

Does no one in the Democrat Party have an ice ax any more?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 23, 2022 03:37 PM (YqDXo)

290 287
Fox has Brandon at 47% approval.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (HDEhp)

_________

A poll of 1200 Chinese?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 23, 2022 03:36 PM (/U27+)

Nah, just a poll of only NOVA residents...

Posted by: Nova local at January 23, 2022 03:38 PM (exHjb)

291 I live in Alabama. I had to look up why anyone would casually keep calcium chloride around for household use.

Posted by: Ben Sears at January 23, 2022 03:38 PM (7x7jP)

292 Joe's approval is higher than his remaining capacity. So we got that going for us.

Posted by: klaftern at January 23, 2022 03:38 PM (taPSh)

293 Fox has Brandon at 47% approval.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (HDEhp)

FNC has been the enemy for at least 20 years.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:38 PM (vESMU)

294 I have tried ripping DVDs with assistance from the good people of AoSHQ. But the quality sucked.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 02:42 PM (Q9lwr)

Same here. I haven't figured out the magic settings in Handbrake to get good quality rips that play well on my systems.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:39 PM (SH2Zi)

295 FOX has beclowned themselves so many times I've lost count.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 23, 2022 03:39 PM (BFigT)

296 10mm is not always the size of the nut on the bottom of a small engine carburetor float bowl, but it often is. It's not like a rule or anything.
Posted by: Weasel at January 23, 2022 03:27 PM


So, more of a guideline then?

Posted by: Capt. Barbarossa at January 23, 2022 03:40 PM (a3Q+t)

297 Fox has Brandon at 47% approval.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (HDEhp)


so, they have rehired Stirewalt, right ?

Posted by: REDACTED at January 23, 2022 03:40 PM (us2H3)

298 Haven't done Windows Updates for 15 years except maybe on demand or for something absolutely critical. All those things ever did was break my shit.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:40 PM (vESMU)

299 Same here. I haven't figured out the magic settings in Handbrake to get good quality rips that play well on my systems.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:39 PM (SH2Zi)

I will get back to you on this sometime. What do you use for a player?

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:41 PM (vESMU)

300 Grampa, you're making a comeback! Now, where's the damned pony?

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at January 23, 2022 03:41 PM (Xrfse)

301 I didn't get to the pub yesterday. The gang missed me.
I'm there too much.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:42 PM (nRBE8)

302 47 -- Yes. I would like to read up on that. I have six gazillion CDs I would be delighted to put onto a single drive. To free up space, I've bought a couple of those huge disc holders. Take the disc out of the case, place it in the holder, then toss the case. But the disc holder is a) heavy, and b) I have to turn a lot of pages to find what I'm looking for. I've got a bunch stashed on iTunes that I can play from my phone, but that still leaves a help of a lot of cds.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- bitterly clinging to the deplorable life '70s style! at January 23, 2022 03:44 PM (N86eO)

303 Bucs are being taken to the woodshed.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 23, 2022 03:46 PM (eA1RV)

304 I will get back to you on this sometime. What do you use for a player?

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:41 PM (vESMU)

PS3s, PS4s, Kodi on a Raspberry Pi, and some native Samsung TV apps. Some downloaded from sources of ill-repute play flawless. Some I ripped play flawless. Others I ripped play but have pixelated scene transitions. It is this last thing I need to overcome, because I have a boatload of War documentaries and movies (also kids/family shows) I would like to rip in a ripathon while I work, but I am not yet ready to spend the time unless I can be confident I have the issues sorted. Truly a FWP, as I don't have the time to monkey around with it.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:46 PM (SH2Zi)

305 % 47 like inflation, well they are going to need to like it a little more soon.

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2022 03:46 PM (2JoB8)

306 I didn't get to the pub yesterday. The gang missed me.
I'm there too much.
------------
I was just kiddin in case it sounded like I wasn't.

Posted by: dartist at January 23, 2022 03:46 PM (+ya+t)

307 Fox has Brandon at 47% approval.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 23, 2022 03:25 PM (HDE

Approval of what, how quickly hes Destroying our country?

Posted by: LASue at January 23, 2022 03:46 PM (Ed8Zd)

308 FNC has been the enemy for at least 20 years.
Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:38 PM (vESMU)

It's really the polling outfit they insist on using, or perhaps forced to use - its already cost the jobs of the 2020 election night team - include Chris "shit eating grin" Stirewalt. It probably claimed Chris Wallace's career, too....at this rate, the sheer stupidity of quoting and touting these ignoramuses' polls is going to tank the professional careers of half the Fox News crew.

Fox executives really need to tell Paul Ryan and Fox Board crew that unless they hire a real polling outfit and not a bunch of handpicked ninnies their wine wives want, then Fox is going to have to hire Rachel Maddow to do their 6 PM Evening Report to an audience of all of 12 purple hair lefties.

Posted by: Boswell at January 23, 2022 03:47 PM (5iUNf)

309 I'm super polite when I've been stopped for speeding.

Posted by: N.L. Urker

I have noticed it does one no good to say to the Officer - "Well, what is it this time, Skippy?"

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2022 03:47 PM (mD/uy)

310 lol, the Shat in a 73 movie about 1800's homesteaders.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 03:48 PM (qpolg)

311 Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:46 PM (SH2Zi)

And what file format do you rip to? Are they VIDEO_TS, avi, mp4...

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:48 PM (vESMU)

312 John Moses Browning was a very good man A very good man was he
He built guns, lots of guns, to save both you and me

He built them for the army. He built them for the Navy
and he built them for the air force when it came to be

But the ones that were the very best the ones that ring my bell
Are the ones that killed the Nazis and sent them straight to hell.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 23, 2022 03:48 PM (eYV9L)

313 The only reason people watch faux news is because it is not cnn or msnbc

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 23, 2022 03:49 PM (Irn0L)

314 John Moses Browning was a very good man A very good man was he
He built guns, lots of guns, to save both you and me

Posted by: jakee308

Not the book thread but pick up The Guns of John Moses Browning. You won't be sorry.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 23, 2022 03:50 PM (mD/uy)

315 Bucs are being taken to the woodshed.

Maybe Brady will have another temper tantrum.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 23, 2022 03:51 PM (nxdel)

316 265 You can't buy a full flow flush toilet anymore ?

Posted by: JT at January 23, 2022 03:27 PM (arJlL)

2.8 GAL per flush on new ones. Most cities have a rehab store that has old ones.

Posted by: Javems at January 23, 2022 03:52 PM (AmoqO)

317 Woof, Jewells.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 23, 2022 03:52 PM (V/x/k)

318 KoTH had a great episode on low flush toilets.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at January 23, 2022 03:52 PM (PiwSw)

319 And what file format do you rip to? Are they VIDEO_TS, avi, mp4...

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 03:48 PM (vESMU)

M4v is the container that is most problematic. Sometimes mkv. Some of those play well, some not. The mp4s tend to play without issue. IIRC, I chose the Handbrake PS3 preset format when I ripped a bunch. But I have not messed with it in about two years.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:53 PM (SH2Zi)

320 I left my small redneck town to go into Calgary today. Everyone in the city was masked up.
Urban centres are bad for mental health.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 23, 2022 03:54 PM (nRBE8)

321 Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 23, 2022 02:46 PM (ORB4+)

I'll try!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 23, 2022 03:55 PM (Q9lwr)

322 315 Bucs are being taken to the woodshed.

Maybe Brady will have another temper tantrum.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 23, 2022 03:51 PM (nxdel)

He does usually play better after having one, so maybe it's what they need to stop sucking...

Posted by: Nova local at January 23, 2022 03:56 PM (exHjb)

323 There is a rumor that some people are diligent about keeping their tools in perfect order, so that the needed size is always at hand. Sounds like whacky conspiracy theory to me.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 23, 2022 03:57 PM (Cus5s)

324 ha

billmaher
Joe Biden announced he will give away 400 million N95 masks. The masks come in three sizes: Small, Medium & Virtue-signal.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 23, 2022 03:57 PM (yrol0)

325 323 There is a rumor that some people are diligent about keeping their tools in perfect order, so that the needed size is always at hand. Sounds like whacky conspiracy theory to me.
Posted by: illiniwek at January 23, 2022 03:57 PM (Cus5s)

People also paint their tools.

And their wrenches.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 23, 2022 03:58 PM (yrol0)

326 Here in Alaska this is a real problem, we get those screw on lids for the buckets, works like a dream.

Posted by: Mudshark at January 23, 2022 03:58 PM (aD7sR)

327 Dang....looks like i came late to the AV ripping thread. M4V isnt bad when using handbreak but MP4 usually gave me the least amount of issues when streaming from a NAS to Kodi running on Fire TV. The earlier gen Fire TV sticks were underpowered when it came to playing high bit rate videos. My year old Insignia TV w/ Fire TV built in has no problems though.

I've stopped ripping and just take advantage of my VPN.

Posted by: redchief at January 23, 2022 03:58 PM (Kab4E)

328 Nurse!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 23, 2022 03:59 PM (nxdel)

329 Low flush toilets are a great way to increase water usage since you have to flush multiple times unless you paid for a decent quality pressurized system and still might have to multi flush since they don't have enough water in the bowl. They ought to ban them as a net negative to the environment (in the western states where water is in somewhat short supply)

In states that have plenty of water they should have just said nope to the EPA. Increased pressure on the sewer systems in Ohio because water is precious in California, Arizona, Colorado, et al. is stupid on steroids.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 23, 2022 04:00 PM (1KD/n)

330 ha

After graduating from law school in in 1975, [Ray Epps lawyer] embarked on a rewarding nine-year career as an FBI Agent with the U.S. Department of Justice commencing in Cleveland and thereafter transferring to Phoenix, Darren J. Beattie of Revolver News reported.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 23, 2022 04:00 PM (yrol0)

331 My dumb brother the bricklayer gave me an N95 mask from work. The straps go above and below your ears on your neck so it sucks to put on and it smothers me. I can't wear the thing.

Posted by: dartist at January 23, 2022 04:00 PM (+ya+t)

332 329 Low flush toilets are a great way to increase water usage since you have to flush multiple times unless you paid for a decent quality pressurized system and still might have to multi flush since they don't have enough water in the bowl. They ought to ban them as a net negative to the environment (in the western states where water is in somewhat short supply)

In states that have plenty of water they should have just said nope to the EPA. Increased pressure on the sewer systems in Ohio because water is precious in California, Arizona, Colorado, et al. is stupid on steroids.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 23, 2022 04:00 PM (1KD/n)

And people is restaurants etc sitting on a pot of shit for 10 minutes are stupid.

Put some water on it!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 23, 2022 04:01 PM (yrol0)

333 "Bucs are being taken to the woodshed."


I cheated and watched some of yesterday's games. Maybe it's because I don't watch much anymore but that was just bad football yesterday. Horrible, not really entertaining in any way. Those that don't watch anymore, you're not missing anything.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 23, 2022 04:01 PM (4thlk)

334 HOw is Tampa getting reemed by the refs in Tampa?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 23, 2022 04:02 PM (Irn0L)

335 Now Grampa says that when he beats Russia, I can have that Putin kid's pony.

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at January 23, 2022 04:02 PM (Xrfse)

336 In states that have plenty of water they should have just said nope to the EPA. Increased pressure on the sewer systems in Ohio because water is precious in California, Arizona, Colorado, et al. is stupid on steroids.
Posted by: PaleRider

The water wars in CO are starting already.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 04:02 PM (qpolg)

337 lets recap

Joe's has us

75% increase in fuel price
7% inflation
close to war with Russia
Botched Afghan withdrawal
failed domestic policies
totally brain dead news conferences
and he is still 47% with FOX
never seen a thing so legit

Posted by: REDACTED at January 23, 2022 04:03 PM (us2H3)

338 People also paint their tools.
And their wenches.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 23, 2022 03:58 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: Gentian Violet at January 23, 2022 04:03 PM (a3Q+t)

339 So this bitch was fucking around at my watering hole. She looked at me and said what you looking at.

I go there to be cool. No fucking stress.

So I walked her to the door and into the parking lot.

Her boyfriend dude wanted to fight and I never said a word.

They left and call popo.

When popo came no one would talk to them.

ha ha

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 23, 2022 04:05 PM (yrol0)

340 The water wars in CO are starting already.
Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 04:02 PM (qpolg)

already the water wars have begun

Posted by: Yoda at January 23, 2022 04:06 PM (yrol0)

341 75% increase in fuel price
7% inflation
close to war with Russia
Botched Afghan withdrawal
failed domestic policies
totally brain dead news conferences
and he is still 47% with FOX
never seen a thing so legit
Posted by: REDACTED at January 23, 2022 04:03 PM (us2H3)

Corn Pop dead in parking lot
KKK Senate Members mostly dead
Blood for oil

Posted by: Yoda at January 23, 2022 04:08 PM (yrol0)

342 off green fucker sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 23, 2022 04:08 PM (yrol0)

343 Fox news beating the Ukraine War drums... but hidden in their coverage, it turns out that Ukraine is attacking the breakaway border regions supported by Russia.

The ones that Russia has been trying to guarantee the independence of to create their old Buffer states they think of as the Near Abroad.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 23, 2022 04:09 PM (oHd/0)

344 The water wars in CO are starting already.
Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2022 04:02 PM


Wait until they start scrapping over oxidane.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 23, 2022 04:09 PM (a3Q+t)

345 food nood

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 04:10 PM (SH2Zi)

346 It's barely over 60 degrees here today.

But to make up for it CA will punish you in every conceivable way. I think anything over 1.6 GPF is illegal here now, with almost every damned toilet being 1.28. They don't even call those low flow! No, that's reserved for .6 gallons.

Do these fuckwads know how water works? My house has stupid fuck 2.8 from the olden days, and I still have to flush several times, and plunge too often. I was just looking at shower heads at amazon, and 90% say "cannot ship to your location - try different address". Fuck off. So instead of paying $30 for a nice shower head, I get to pay $80 for the exact same one with a piece of plastic I have to remove. I still use the same amount of water to take a shower, it just depends on whether it takes 3 minutes or 5 minutes. Assholes.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 23, 2022 04:11 PM (wAnMi)

347 Convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik spends his days in a spacious three-room cell, playing video games, exercising, watching TV and taking university-level courses in mathematics and business.

Halfway through a 21-year sentence and seeking early release, Breivik, 42, is being treated in a way that might seem shocking to people outside of Norway, where he killed eight in an Oslo bombing in 2011, and then stalked and gunned down 69 people, mostly teens, at a summer camp.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 23, 2022 04:11 PM (yrol0)

348 M4v is the container that is most problematic. Sometimes mkv. Some of those play well, some not. The mp4s tend to play without issue. IIRC, I chose the Handbrake PS3 preset format when I ripped a bunch. But I have not messed with it in about two years.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 23, 2022 03:53 PM (SH2Zi)

Yeah I wouldn't mess around with m4v or even mkv. I think I would stick to mp4. But I will do some research. I have a DVD to rip.

Posted by: ... at January 23, 2022 04:18 PM (eC84b)

349 So instead of paying $30 for a nice shower head, I get to pay $80 for the exact same one with a piece of plastic I have to remove. I still use the same amount of water to take a shower, it just depends on whether it takes 3 minutes or 5 minutes.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 23, 2022 04:11 PM


You say all of that like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: Gov. Hairgel (D-CA) at January 23, 2022 04:18 PM (a3Q+t)

350 What is your recommended rig? How did you copy the movies on to the drive? Does it retain chapter breaks, is there special software to use? How much storage space do you recommend?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor -
Huge question...seriously. It deserves a thread of its own. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


There are some NAS drives that are designed specifically for handling video media and specialized software/GUI. Even "toasters" to help speed the process. I'm only a tiny bit familiar - and no doubt a lot has changed since I last looked into it.

As far as music, I swore I'd never go digital until I did (vinyl is still vinyl though). There's streaming devices that you can just feed CD's to, it'll rip and catalog them. Cover artwork (more or less) etc. Although I have yet to get my entire vinyl and CD collection back from the ex, I've found 85% of my massive collection is available high resolution streaming. One of the things I like is it'll suggest other similar music, and of course assemble playlists automatically. And an amazing amount of obscure stuff. Roon is one of the most popular, I have Tidal. Be a good thread to pick brains!

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 23, 2022 04:20 PM (wAnMi)

351 Thousands of anti-vaccine mandate protesters rally in DC and ignore city's outdoor mask rules. Songs by Meat Loaf are played at Robert F. Kennedy speech

Posted by: Braenyard at January 23, 2022 04:23 PM (Wj/z9)

352
Be a good thread to pick brains!
Posted by: clutch cargo


Food thread

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 23, 2022 04:33 PM (63Dwl)

353 Putin wants to put his man in charge of Ukraine.
Hunter has applied for the job.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 23, 2022 04:33 PM (Wj/z9)

354 Off the top of my head, it seems y' have three major options (depending) ... 1: Food enhancement - it's a firming agent due to its ability to absorb moisture. Or, you can convert soy curd into solid blocks of tofu. It also depresses the freezing level of liquids and semi-solids, which means you can make ice cream ... 2. Water hardening - it's a common additive to soft water, like in swimming pools, where water is being held in concrete. Calcium leaches into the concrete and prevents erosion ... 3. It has medicinal qualities too, 'cos it can lower blood pressure and also treat acid burns. Pick one or pick 'em all ... y' have ten pounds to work with.

Posted by: Dr_No at January 23, 2022 04:34 PM (mu5GU)

355 Riot police blast protesters with water cannon and tear gas as thousands march through Brussels demanding end to tough COVID rules

Posted by: Braenyard at January 23, 2022 04:40 PM (Wj/z9)

356 351 Thousands of anti-vaccine mandate protesters rally in DC and ignore city's outdoor mask rules. Songs by Meat Loaf are played at Robert F. Kennedy speech
Posted by: Braenyard at January 23, 2022 04:23 PM (Wj/z9)

Watched about 1/2 hour of Fox news while eating lunch... no coverage at all... just Russia Russia Russia.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 23, 2022 04:48 PM (oHd/0)

357 353 Putin wants to put his man in charge of Ukraine.
Hunter has applied for the job.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 23, 2022 04:33 PM (Wj/z9)

The Jeopardy rule for that is 'turnabout is fair play' as we put a Pro Western Government in via Riots, after an election.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 23, 2022 04:49 PM (oHd/0)

358 Break that melter into chunks, toss each one into the gutter, opposite end from the downspout, you can pretend it "Might" be doing something good.

forget this ever happened.

Posted by: birddog at January 23, 2022 07:40 PM (uAI4S)

359 This will be super late,.... but since I am in California? What the hell is that? The one real reason to love CA.

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