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by tr0g
16 Jul 2018, 12:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9310
Views: 325981

Re: Petty annoyances

Amazon managed to lose my package. Can they send me another box with the exact same shit in it? No, sadly, they cannot. They can issue me a gift card and I can reorder it. It seems to me there's several steps in here that are unnecessary.
by tr0g
12 Jul 2018, 21:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh Florida...
Replies: 149
Views: 9169

Re: Oh Florida...

And on top of that... Man wasn’t drinking while driving, just sipping at stop signs, he told deputies VERO BEACH, Fla. — A man who told officers that he had been charged twice for drunken driving in Missouri assured them he was not drinking and driving this time when he was questioned in a McDonald...
by tr0g
12 Jul 2018, 18:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

Do all of the Christmas display characters convey with the house? Those are pretty epic. So I take it that you're treating this as a scrape? Completely removing the existing structures and starting over from bare earth? Yeah, at 953 square feet or whatever the original house is, it’s just not worth...
by tr0g
12 Jul 2018, 14:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

It's mostly going to be a thread of my dreams dying as I realize we can't afford what we really want. Ah yes, the building of a house... And don't forget the "I know what I want, and it shouldn't be too expensive, but noone can build it / it doesn't actually exist." I was unaware you'd met my wife,...
by tr0g
12 Jul 2018, 14:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 475
Views: 22230

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

Today's run was 80+ degrees, 70% humidity, and 70+ dew point (at 6:30 am, no less). I don't know if I've ever been sweatier. I definitely didn't get any wetter by jumping in the pool afterward. Wait, I thought you were in the desert in AZ? Those numbers seem off. For Arizona, I mean. Your humidity ...
by tr0g
12 Jul 2018, 14:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

It's mostly going to be a thread of my dreams dying as I realize we can't afford what we really want.
by tr0g
12 Jul 2018, 14:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

I'll do a thread once we get rolling along.
by tr0g
12 Jul 2018, 14:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 475
Views: 22230

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

Today's run was 80+ degrees, 70% humidity, and 70+ dew point (at 6:30 am, no less). I don't know if I've ever been sweatier. I definitely didn't get any wetter by jumping in the pool afterward. Wait, I thought you were in the desert in AZ? Those numbers seem off. For Arizona, I mean. Your humidity ...
by tr0g
12 Jul 2018, 14:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

We made an offer for a patch of dirt and they accepted. Now to finish financing and get the architect working.
by tr0g
11 Jul 2018, 16:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124368

Re: Orange is the new President

Currently the Euro country armies are a complete mess. It's not even that they are underfunded they are completely unready for any kind of action. Without the US military umbrella they are extremely vulnerable. Whatever gets them off their asses and gets them to take their own protection seriously ...
by tr0g
10 Jul 2018, 14:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 477
Views: 15415

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

If I hook my laptop up to the enormovision TV, I don't need my reading glasses, even from across the room.
by tr0g
03 Jul 2018, 10:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

Kwix wrote:
02 Jul 2018, 20:23
That is...disappointing.
Yeah, I had a sad.
by tr0g
02 Jul 2018, 13:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

Well, the warehouse was a bust. The foundation has issues. I wish the guy luck, but somebody is going to have to spend some cash getting that sorted out. The agent was all "A conservative estimate is about $30K to get that fixed" and I flat laughed at him. There's no way you're fixing that for 30 gr...
by tr0g
29 Jun 2018, 11:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh, Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Oh, Canada

Yeah, this is a subject that comes up occasionally among wonk potheads. As a signatory to the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as amended by further treaty, you're not supposed to legalize pot at the national level. I mean, we're the US and more than willing to tell the UN to go piss up a rope...
by tr0g
28 Jun 2018, 15:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4521
Views: 185339

Re: Food

The Anova sous vide is the absolute winner for cooking steak. Seasoning goes in the bag before vacuum sealing (usually teriyaki and garlic). Freeze the steak with seasoning in the bag, throw the bag in the Anova while it heats up. Once it's hot, 1 hour at 140, pull that bad boy out and throw it in a...
by tr0g
28 Jun 2018, 15:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

So, in my quest to become a member of the landed gentry again, I'm going to go look at a 15K sq. ft. brick warehouse on a 22K sq. ft. lot. Hopefully it's in good shape so that I can convince in-house counsel that this is the way to go. Then I have to come up with justifications for getting them to ...
by tr0g
28 Jun 2018, 15:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

So, in my quest to become a member of the landed gentry again, I'm going to go look at a 15K sq. ft. brick warehouse on a 22K sq. ft. lot. Hopefully it's in good shape so that I can convince in-house counsel that this is the way to go. Then I have to come up with justifications for getting them to ...
by tr0g
28 Jun 2018, 14:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1551
Views: 62368

Re: Home $weet Home

So, in my quest to become a member of the landed gentry again, I'm going to go look at a 15K sq. ft. brick warehouse on a 22K sq. ft. lot. Hopefully it's in good shape so that I can convince in-house counsel that this is the way to go. Then I have to come up with justifications for getting them to k...
by tr0g
28 Jun 2018, 14:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7719
Views: 249290

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Went on a John Carpenter kick and watched Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness. I know the latter is not very popular among Carpenter fans, but I'd always thought it was one of the better Lovecraft-style movies I've seen. Hadn't seen PoD before; had I seen it when it was new, it definitel...
by tr0g
28 Jun 2018, 11:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

New season of Nailed It drops tomorrow night! Squee!
by tr0g
26 Jun 2018, 12:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 297
Views: 12184

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Hmm, yeah, I've watched the first two episodes now, and I'm just not feeling it. It's not bad as far as dystopian sci fi goes, but I don't watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for aliens and spaceships, I watch it for witty banter and multiple Patton Oswalts and people with powers fighting each other. Damn...
by tr0g
25 Jun 2018, 11:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: H. sapiens floridensis - A thread for Florida Man
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: H. sapiens floridensis - A thread for Florida Man

JD wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 10:56
Not actually Florida Man, but Florida-related: Traffic held up by dueling iguanas in parking lot
Never seen that, but I was late to grad school once because of a traffic jam caused by a 12 foot gator in the middle of the road who wouldn't move.
by tr0g
25 Jun 2018, 11:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 703
Views: 24260

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

So, since my emotional attachment to Star Wars was bludgeoned to death in a dark theater by reissues with added crap, Greedo shooting first, and Episodes 1-3, I am generally in no particular hurry to see the movies. On that note, The Last Jedi showed up in the mail from Netflix. I was thinking cool,...
by tr0g
25 Jun 2018, 10:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1851
Views: 103000

Re: Towing the Lion

Ellie wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 10:15
(email to a Chinese business) "I used to live in Shanghai Centre. Every Saturday, my husband and I were your first costumers."
Cosplay is a way of life for some.
by tr0g
22 Jun 2018, 11:09
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 287
Views: 15849

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Eric the .5b wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 23:01
tr0g wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 22:54
I think it was Bunny Huang, so maybe it's on his blog.
I don't see it there, but I also think the poster was a skinny white guy.
I could swear I saw it in Make, but a couple of searches through the online archives didn't turn anything up. Maybe it was in the print mag.