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by Highway
Today, 16:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 529
Views: 25688

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

It means "caught on". And there are still specials to be had, like Verizon offering a free Google Pixel 3... if you put it on a new line. The deal to open a new contract is going to be significantly better. But the old "subsidized phone" wireless deals were just shifting the price from paid up front...
by Highway
Today, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3334
Views: 134941

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

2 days ago, weather predictions for tomorrow were 5-8 inches of snow. Yesterday, predictions were for 1-2 inches of snow. Now it's wintry mix.
by Highway
Today, 12:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1442
Views: 70689

Re: The Lust to Acquire

I love the Jackson Kelly guitar body. I hate the Gibson Thunderbird body. But I'm not getting either, so it doesn't matter too much.
by Highway
Today, 12:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 529
Views: 25688

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

They seemed to cut you a big deal, but actually didn't because they priced their service to make up for the deal you got (with those penalties for trying to get out of your contract). I vastly prefer the current transparent pricing and a la carte phones.
by Highway
Today, 10:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1442
Views: 70689

Re: The Lust to Acquire

Going for the Thunderbird neckdive? ;)
by Highway
12 Nov 2018, 11:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70628

Re: Home $weet Home

What kind of monster carpets a dining room? We have carpeting in our dining room. It happens to be in a place that I intend to put hardwood in when we replace it, but I don't mind carpeting there. It's not like it gets used a lot for anything but storing stuff when we have to move it out of another...
by Highway
11 Nov 2018, 18:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)
Replies: 158
Views: 12096

Re: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)

In my experience with Japanese (admittedly not that much), they mostly just say things in such a way as to avoid having to use counting words. And how it survives is with a bunch of people saying "This is how REAL {insert language name here} is spoken. You have to do it this way or SHAME!!!!" Just l...
by Highway
09 Nov 2018, 16:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70628

Re: Home $weet Home

Well, I'm a born-n-bred swamp yankee and can't tell jackfruit from breadfruit neither, but I do like a cheery fire on cold, rainy, or snowy, nights. Even if it is gas-fired. Breadfruit? Jackfruit? Countra JasonL, fireplaces are the biggest footprint sucking, architecture complicating, waste of spac...
by Highway
09 Nov 2018, 13:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70628

Re: Home $weet Home

Ugh, I'd rather cut off my foot than go back to renting. Shared ceilings and floors again? Community laundry room? Noooooooooo. I've had a taste of freedom and I'm too spoiled to go back. I rented 3 different places in my life, and always had washer / dryer in my rental unit. Granted, one was the k...
by Highway
07 Nov 2018, 22:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2947
Views: 130339

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

That one of those amazon links that don't show up for other people? I don't see the one you're buying.

ETA: If you quote, you can see the link. Yes, that should be fine. Polarity, Voltage, and current all match. The different in what plugs into the wall is just what they decided to use for that cord.
by Highway
07 Nov 2018, 20:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2947
Views: 130339

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Huh. I don't think I've ever interacted with a monitor that didn't just plug directly into the wall. It's just a design decision whether to put the AC-DC adapter inside the housing of the monitor, or to keep it outside. Every flat-panel monitor is going to have one anyway, and there are pros and co...
by Highway
07 Nov 2018, 19:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70628

Re: Home $weet Home

I'm pretty much orthogonal to all you guys, I think. We have a breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen (with a bay even), and a small table in it. We have a separate dining room on the other side of the kitchen with a normal door opening, but it's then got an archway to the living room. We have a 10-...
by Highway
07 Nov 2018, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2947
Views: 130339

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

The answer is that it doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is that you have a cord that matches the power brick (or that it comes with one), and that the power brick then has the correct connector to your monitor, especially polarity . Assuming that it actually does meet the same output specs...
by Highway
07 Nov 2018, 16:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6595
Views: 206272

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Hey, it's an opportunity to be unproductive, or over budget, or even find some way to say that fixing it isn't in your scope and you need more money! The constructors that build our projects are great at finding those opportunities. "Hey, we wanted to build it this other way because we thought it wo...
by Highway
06 Nov 2018, 16:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 325
Views: 18043

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

There's a lot of Elon Musk KoolAid drinking going on. People who say "I put all of my money into investing in Tesla!" It's a total cult.
by Highway
06 Nov 2018, 16:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3038

Re: Vote or Die

I mean, things happen, but Brian Kemp has just completely trashed any benefit of the doubt you could possibly give him. It makes me start to wonder if an election can be thrown out entirely and a new one ordered.
by Highway
06 Nov 2018, 14:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3038

Re: Vote or Die

It's pretty much all non-batshit people in total cringe at open carry idiots.
by Highway
05 Nov 2018, 21:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1009
Views: 42456

Re: the list of those things which are not food

Ellie wrote:
05 Nov 2018, 19:45
I will take AAAAAALLLLLLL your chicken breast. I like it way better than any other parts.
Ellie can't have it all because I want some too. I do not care for dark meat.

And sous vide cooking of chicken breasts at about 148 degrees for 2 hours keeps it from being dry and overcooked.
by Highway
04 Nov 2018, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3038

Re: Vote or Die

Brian Kemp is really a despicable piece of slime.
by Highway
01 Nov 2018, 18:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2265
Views: 142483

Re: Market Failure!

King Soopers still sounds to me like a place Wile E. Coyote would shop.
by Highway
31 Oct 2018, 20:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Hooray for Halloween!
Replies: 384
Views: 12958

Re: Hooray for Halloween!

I think our neighborhood has fallen out of favor as the destination neighborhood. Volume this year was probably 1/3 to half of what it's been the last 10 years. No cars lining the street even on my cul de sac. And a much more sedate pace of people showing up, and almost no high schoolers who shave. ...
by Highway
30 Oct 2018, 23:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70628

Re: Home $weet Home

They need to take Jeremy Clarkson's advice.

by Highway
28 Oct 2018, 19:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 505
Views: 22751

Re: Ladyfashun

My wife does the fingertip foil-wrapping when she is removing polish.
by Highway
28 Oct 2018, 17:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3038

Re: Vote or Die

Democrats have done some pretty bad gerrymanders, like Maryland's current US Rep districts.
by Highway
27 Oct 2018, 21:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3038

Re: Vote or Die

All of the "everyone needs to vote!" stuff comes from the left because that's not the right's tactic. Their tactics are voter suppression: closing early voting locations, disqualifying voters through shitty schemes like use-it-or-lose-it and exact match, getting rid of automatic registration, gettin...