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by Highway
18 Sep 2020, 07:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2387

Re: Fire

When Jeff was watching a weather forecast for our Atlanta suburb, they mentioned the possibility of shifting winds bringing some of that western wildfire smoke all the way over to us , almost 3,000 miles away. We've had wildfire smoke here for the past 3 days. It's way up at 30,000 feet, so it does...
by Highway
16 Sep 2020, 16:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 74724

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I would have probably still taken the under at 200k at the time that post was written. On March 25, we hadn’t even closed schools for the year yet in most places. Yeah, even when things were getting better in NY / the Northeast in the mid-April time frame, it was like "ok, we're getting this under ...
by Highway
16 Sep 2020, 12:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7799
Views: 479555

Re: Orange is the new President

A thing nobody seemed to comment on in the Trump dismissal of climate change the other day ("It'll start getting cooler. You just watch.") was when Wade Crowfoot, earlier in his sentence, mentioned that a new high temperature record was set in Death Valley. And Trump, because being #1 is the only th...
by Highway
16 Sep 2020, 11:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rules, RVs, and a four-story phallus: the HOA thread
Replies: 692
Views: 25959

Re: Rules, RVs, and a four-story phallus: the HOA thread

The HOA president put out a post on NextDoor (twitter for olds) this morning about the new light pole they just put up to put a 5G tower on, about "people raising concerns about links to cancer", and that people should contact their legislators (County and State) if they had questions or concerns. A...
by Highway
14 Sep 2020, 22:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78135

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm just waiting for that story to fall apart, because it has to, right? I mean, that's so completely horrible that it has to be something someone made up, right?
by Highway
13 Sep 2020, 20:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3511
Views: 232717

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Well, the big key with municipal water systems is that they have a lot better monitoring than a household with a well. You can see what the water surface elevation of the reservoir is. You have a very good idea of the usage rates. You have multiple monitoring wells for aquifer fed systems. You don't...
by Highway
10 Sep 2020, 23:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3511
Views: 232717

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Oof, that's terrible, Jake. Hopefully the pain and injuries can be minimized. Hope everyone keeps their heads and does the best they can.
by Highway
08 Sep 2020, 16:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4078
Views: 323612

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

That looks like it could be my cat's scruffy, grouchy older brother.
by Highway
07 Sep 2020, 19:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 116
Views: 36943

Re: Small joys and random good things

Playing drums is hard, but can be a lot of fun. Just take it a little slow so you don't injure your wrists / hands / elbows with RSI.
by Highway
07 Sep 2020, 12:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2515
Views: 250619

Re: Market Failure!

I dunno how the price compares, but you might save some amount with the "pallet" of 8, rather than going for the bulk buy of 15, without the hassle of returning a whole bunch.
by Highway
05 Sep 2020, 22:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1152
Views: 104032

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

The Serbian ambassador's reaction when he hears that he's just committed moving the embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by July is priceless. Bonus points for him looking like he's stuck at the kiddie table.

by Highway
05 Sep 2020, 00:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1443
Views: 89318

Re: cars and how they get that way

I considered the Accord PHEV when I bought my Accord Hybrid in 2014, but decided at the time that I didn't want to pay like $5000 extra. I was also a bit worried about the long time that it would take me to use the gas in the tank. At the time, my commute was on the order of 6 miles round trip, and ...
by Highway
03 Sep 2020, 22:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3511
Views: 232717

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Had a Tornado Warning here today for a pretty small section of the county where I am, so I figured it was at least worth taking the precaution of moving to the basement for the 10 minutes the Warning was up. First time I've been worried enough to do that. But the weather has been terrible here prett...
by Highway
03 Sep 2020, 16:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3573
Views: 289059

Re: Twitter!

Thread

What happens when you screw up buying in bulk.

by Highway
03 Sep 2020, 12:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2714
Views: 214598

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Kolohe wrote: 03 Sep 2020, 11:14
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 03 Sep 2020, 11:07 Tom Seaver, 75
Who for some reason I can never fathom, I always got mixed up with Jim Palmer.
Weren't you even around DC in the late 70s and early 80s? When Palmer played, and the Orioles were the only team for Washington?
by Highway
03 Sep 2020, 11:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78135

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Trump is trying to juice the illegal voting numbers by telling his supporters to vote twice: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1239140 If it got a bunch of Trumpers arrested, go for it. (Especially if GA is one of those states that permanently disenfranchises felons.) This is one of those things...
by Highway
02 Sep 2020, 09:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1419
Views: 159922

Re: Music for the Masses

I've been listening to more Fountains of Wayne the last couple weeks. I don't know why I didn't seek out more of their albums before now, because the one album ( Traffic and Weather ) and singles of theirs I'd heard before always appealed to me, but I really like the cleverness of the music and lyri...
by Highway
01 Sep 2020, 14:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Conspiracy and Kooky thinking
Replies: 107
Views: 5472

Re: Conspiracy and Kooky thinking

thoreau wrote: 01 Sep 2020, 14:33 Bread? You use BREAD?

What if a person can't consume solid food?!?!?!?!?!?!?! SHITLORD!!!
That's why you dip it in the wine and make it all mushy.
by Highway
30 Aug 2020, 10:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 437
Views: 43985

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

That's not exactly a change. The supposed "law and order" types are the ones who always seem to end up making excuses or downplaying mass shootings, because of their huge fear of "they're coming for our guns!" So that's how we end up with fairly popular ideas about Sandy Hook being a hoax, or Parkla...
by Highway
29 Aug 2020, 23:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12447
Views: 928618

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The Girl from Ipanema video was really interesting. Nice dive into history and roots of the song.
by Highway
28 Aug 2020, 14:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1419
Views: 159922

Re: Music for the Masses

Every time I have to sign in here again (for some reason I keep getting booted off and am having to do this on the regular for the last few days) I check the box and this song pops into my head. You might try deleting your cookies for the site, it might be having trouble overwriting one, or be stuc...
by Highway
24 Aug 2020, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 430628

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Yeah, this is a government organization that is worried about it. I don't know what the usage limit for MS Teams is, but I find that it does pretty well with both chat and calls and meetings. You can actually do screen shares in chats, although I find it difficult to then also chat (haven't tried mu...
by Highway
24 Aug 2020, 15:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 430628

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Offices allow spontaneous interaction that doesn't happen with remote work. Human brains work by connecting a lot of different information in a lot of different and not always obvious ways. Some of them are visual/spatial, so you see someone walk past and your brain processes that information and l...
by Highway
24 Aug 2020, 12:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 430628

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I don't think that's unreasonable at all. The office is an additional place that you have some control over and can be. You get to interact with some people who share interests. And at this point it's likely gotten away from that feeling of being forced to be there. That's the main reason people dis...
by Highway
18 Aug 2020, 18:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: MAGA Teen Hunger Force
Replies: 21
Views: 953

Re: MAGA Teen Hunger Force

From a twitter thread I read, he's been crowing about winning a settlement from CNN and WaPo for his defamation lawsuits, but it was pretty convincingly argued that the Post just paid him "go away" money in the settlement, instead of paying their lawyers more. And of course, the MAGAs are all in on ...