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by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 15:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1072
Views: 65199

Re: Music for the Masses

Warren wrote:
Today, 15:48
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Today, 15:21
one of those record washing kits
One of those what now? All I had was a kind of lint brush shaped like a powder puff.
I had and still have that, too. What I got recently was this.
by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 15:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1072
Views: 65199

Re: Music for the Masses

Working with my new turntable slowly through my LPs, most of which are at least thirty years old and many of which haven't been played in twenty, I am heartened by how good they still sound. I always handled and stored my albums properly but FWIW I have found using one of those record washing kits a...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 17:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1391
Views: 52515

Re: Home $weet Home

The control for one of the range elements broke so I ordered the part, watched the appropriate DYI video and have now spent over an hour trying to get two tiny Philips head screws out. They are set in an odd angle under the control panel cover and it's so far impossible to get sufficient purchase. ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 16:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1391
Views: 52515

Re: Home $weet Home

The control for one of the range elements broke so I ordered the part, watched the appropriate DYI video and have now spent over an hour trying to get two tiny Philips head screws out. They are set in an odd angle under the control panel cover and it's so far impossible to get sufficient purchase. I...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3092
Views: 114751

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It's 68F and breezy. I'm declaring winter in Texas officially over.
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 12:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 106
Views: 1432

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

I don't care how far we've descended into Cloud Cuckoo Land, it wouldn't suffice for anyone to consider, let alone call dhex a "normie."
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 12:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 749
Views: 33146

Re: Private Money!

Mo wrote:
Yesterday, 00:13
Warren wrote:Whatever lets you sleep at night.
Define a commodity
An unusually shaped commode?
by D.A. Ridgely
19 Jan 2018, 11:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8686
Views: 242342

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Neither the money a movie makes nor the fame of its actors, especially if that fame is derived from TV, directly drive what they are paid. Stars get paid because studios believe they can fill seats on an opening weekend. They can parlay their last picture's success into a larger paycheck for their n...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jan 2018, 11:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 749
Views: 33146

Re: Private Money!

I wouldn't have that much trouble spending a billion dollars. Real estate, art, a jet or two, etc. Okay, so I might have buyer's remorse over upward of a third of my purchases, but when you're in the zone to buy your own private island, a billion ain't that much. It takes a long time to line up tho...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jan 2018, 10:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 749
Views: 33146

Re: Private Money!

If I want to spend a billion dollars cash, the biggest difficulty is finding enough things that I want to buy. I wouldn't have that much trouble spending a billion dollars. Real estate, art, a jet or two, etc. Okay, so I might have buyer's remorse over upward of a third of my purchases, but when yo...
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Jan 2018, 23:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 749
Views: 33146

Re: Private Money!

If I want to spend a billion dollars cash, the biggest difficulty is finding enough things that I want to buy. I wouldn't have that much trouble spending a billion dollars. Real estate, art, a jet or two, etc. Okay, so I might have buyer's remorse over upward of a third of my purchases, but when yo...
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Jan 2018, 13:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 749
Views: 33146

Re: Private Money!

If I want to spend a billion dollars cash, the biggest difficulty is finding enough things that I want to buy. I wouldn't have that much trouble spending a billion dollars. Real estate, art, a jet or two, etc. Okay, so I might have buyer's remorse over upward of a third of my purchases, but when yo...
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Jan 2018, 14:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Quotable quotes
Replies: 1495
Views: 78426

Re: Quotable quotes

From a FB friend:
Went and saw The Post tonight. I watched a film about newspapers inside a movie theater inside of a mall. It was a dying industry turducken.
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Jan 2018, 13:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4584
Views: 80364

Re: Orange is the new President

It's another opportunity for the World's Greatest Defibrillative Body to raise its average age (currently 61) and lower its average IQ (somewhere around room temperature) at the same time. Steve Bannon, pack yer bags! You're goin' to Arizona!
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jan 2018, 15:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3092
Views: 114751

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

62F.
by D.A. Ridgely
04 Jan 2018, 14:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2881
Views: 116600

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

So, not so cheap tho under $1k laptop arrived yesterday. It's been a pain in the ass removing bloatware, loading programs, learning how to live without a mouse and what combination of keys do what, increasing font sizes everywhere, etc. but it's handsome and light and I now have one less reason to t...
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Jan 2018, 14:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2379
Views: 111049

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror . I thought the first was pretty 'eh'; it read way too much like your standard police/military/intelligence thriller, and the "message" left me shrugging. But the second one was a really good riff on consumerism, celebrity culture, and the rat race. Yo...
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Jan 2018, 14:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 344
Views: 49436

Re: Damn database problems

Highway wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 14:12
That is the same behavior I get at work where all twitter.com traffic is blocked at the firewall. Can you go through to Twitter and see the tweets?
Not by the link.
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Jan 2018, 13:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 344
Views: 49436

Re: Damn database problems

Sandy wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 11:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
02 Jan 2018, 15:04
Any idea why Twitter feeds aren't showing up for me? I just get Twitter Loading (in blue),
Is this on desktop or mobile? And which browser? And is it through Tapatalk?
Desktop, Firefox, No
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Jan 2018, 16:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1727
Views: 87567

Re: Towing the Lion

Andrew wrote:
04 Nov 2017, 13:35
Sandy wrote:
04 Nov 2017, 11:35
Ellie wrote:"I love California flee markets."
I think that’s called “Oregon and Washington.”
And Arizona, Colorado, Nevada...
Usually seen in connection with a chorus of screams of "La Migra!"
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Jan 2018, 15:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 344
Views: 49436

Re: Damn database problems

Any idea why Twitter feeds aren't showing up for me? I just get Twitter Loading (in blue),
by D.A. Ridgely
01 Jan 2018, 13:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3092
Views: 114751

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It's 20F outside at the moment, and the worst part of experiencing low temperatures like this in Texas is having to explain altogether too often to some dimwitted global warming denier the difference between weather and climate.
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Dec 2017, 13:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon
Replies: 886
Views: 25923

Re: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon

Warren wrote:
30 Dec 2017, 13:23
If he can't be arsed to tow the lion, we're better off without him.
Seriously, I'd be very happy if we picked up upwards of a dozen newcomers. We've lost, for various reasons, some of the most interesting and entertaining members over the last five or six years, and I feel that loss.
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Dec 2017, 13:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon
Replies: 886
Views: 25923

Re: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon

We probably should have started him out on grammar, abortion and mayonnaise.
by D.A. Ridgely
29 Dec 2017, 16:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is not a new thread
Replies: 24
Views: 639

Re: This is not a new thread

Warren wrote:
28 Dec 2017, 11:27
dhex wrote:
28 Dec 2017, 11:17
ferrets smell sooooo bad
Actually, ferrets have a highly developed olfactory system.
Which is why English speakers are able to distinguish between something that smells bad and something that smells badly. Words, Warren! Words! Without words, math and science are impossible!