Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

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Post by Pham Nuwen » 31 Mar 2019, 22:09

Warren wrote:
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I held a fidget spinner for the first time today.
WTF?
How did this ever become a thing? Guess I was spoiled off radiometers, gyroscopes, and the like from museum and planetarium gift shops growing up.
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Post by thoreau » 01 Apr 2019, 12:29

Remember to spay or neuter your pet rock, and make sure that it gets vaccinated.
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Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by Jasper » 01 Apr 2019, 13:10

JasonL wrote:
28 Mar 2019, 20:23
Alex Jones has fans. Anyone can have fans.
And once you become a cyborg, you'll probably need fans to keep parts cool.

/sneaks out of thread
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Post by lunchstealer » 02 Apr 2019, 03:19

mrs lunch's new chihuahua puppy has a pet rock.

no shit that thing found a pebble in the back yard and that's its favorite toy. A fucking pebble you guys.
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Post by Warren » 02 Apr 2019, 09:23

lunchstealer wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 03:19
mrs lunch's new chihuahua puppy has a pet rock.

no shit that thing found a pebble in the back yard and that's its favorite toy. A fucking pebble you guys.
This confirms my contempt WRT small dogs.
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Post by Jadagul » 02 Apr 2019, 14:30

lunchstealer wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 03:19
mrs lunch's new chihuahua puppy has a pet rock.

no shit that thing found a pebble in the back yard and that's its favorite toy. A fucking pebble you guys.
Could be worse.

Instead of a pet rock, could have found a chihuahua.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 07 Apr 2019, 14:14

I wonder if I could get an NSF grant to photograph leftover donut boxes from churches, workplaces etc. I'm pretty confident of my hypothesis that the leftovers will be comprised principally if not entirely of old fashioned donuts, anything with a maple glaze, and half donuts left by people who couldn't commit to eating a whole one.
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Post by Andrew » 07 Apr 2019, 15:37

Hugh Akston wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 14:14
I wonder if I could get an NSF grant to photograph leftover donut boxes from churches, workplaces etc. I'm pretty confident of my hypothesis that the leftovers will be comprised principally if not entirely of old fashioned donuts, anything with a maple glaze, and half donuts left by people who couldn't commit to eating a whole one.
I think an NEA grant for a series of photos might have a better shot.
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Post by Kolohe » 11 Apr 2019, 20:55

Airport just paged a 'Customer Earhart'
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 11 Apr 2019, 20:59

Kolohe wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 20:55
Airport just paged a 'Customer Earhart'
At least she's not the pilot.

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Post by Number 6 » 11 Apr 2019, 21:31

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 20:59
Kolohe wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 20:55
Airport just paged a 'Customer Earhart'
At least she's not the pilot.
For some reason, Pilot Earhart quit answering pages.
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Post by Jennifer » Yesterday, 15:28

Huh. Here is an odd little mystery I mention here in case anyone has some insights:

As of yesterday's thrift-store visit, I now own two king-sized wool blankets which I only ever intend to keep in the car, in case of a cold-weather emergency. For my first blanket, which I bought in January, the tag had cleaning instructions for both washing machines and dry-cleaning; of course I washed mine in the machine, then dried it over the shower-curtain rod.

The blanket I found yesterday had a "dry clean only" tag but I figured fuck it, it's wool just like the last blanket, so machine-washing it should be fine. (And even if the blanket does end up a little shrunken or misshapen, who cares?) But when the washing-machine cycle finished and Jeff hauled that heavy wet blanket out of the machine and hung it over the curtain rod, he immediately discovered the blanket was VERY linty. He had to wash his hands after handling the blanket, because his hands and forearms were covered with wet wool lint. I spent some time picking over the blanket, hand-removing lint-wads that were almost as big as cotton balls, and later went over the dried blanket with multiple applications of a sticky-sticker lint roller, and after awhile realized that trying to completely de-lintify the blanket would be futile, so I finally gave up, folded the blanket and put it in the storage bag.

But I wonder: regarding two pure-wool blankets, both washed and dried under identical circumstances, why is the one blanket so very, VERY linty compared to the other? Could it be, like, differences in the techniques used to spin the raw wool fibers into thread? Different techniques for weaving the threads into cloth? Different chemicals used later in the treatment process? (FWIW, the "good" blanket is light blue, whereas the "linty" blanket is pink. Also -- I am not positive of this, and I don't feel like going down to Jeff's car to check, but I think the linty pink blanket is softer/less scratchy to the touch than the blue blanket, and was even before I washed it.)
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Post by Kolohe » Yesterday, 17:31

Got one of cars inspected today, so now I have a 4 20 sticker on the windshield.
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Post by lunchstealer » Today, 00:34

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Post by nicole » Today, 08:02

Jennifer wrote:
Yesterday, 15:28
But I wonder: regarding two pure-wool blankets, both washed and dried under identical circumstances, why is the one blanket so very, VERY linty compared to the other? Could it be, like, differences in the techniques used to spin the raw wool fibers into thread? Different techniques for weaving the threads into cloth? Different chemicals used later in the treatment process? (FWIW, the "good" blanket is light blue, whereas the "linty" blanket is pink. Also -- I am not positive of this, and I don't feel like going down to Jeff's car to check, but I think the linty pink blanket is softer/less scratchy to the touch than the blue blanket, and was even before I washed it.)
Yes, it could be any or all of those things, including chemicals in the dye (as well as other chemicals that may or may not have been used in the treatment process). It could also be differences in the raw fibers themselves although that alone wouldn’t be such a dramatic difference probably (or at least, the “good” version would still be felted).
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Post by Jasper » Today, 12:50

Historical trivia - the surname 'Walker' comes from the fact that woven wool cloth was 'walked' on in troughs of cold water to turn it into felt.
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Post by Jennifer » 44 minutes ago

nicole wrote:
Today, 08:02
Jennifer wrote:
Yesterday, 15:28
But I wonder: regarding two pure-wool blankets, both washed and dried under identical circumstances, why is the one blanket so very, VERY linty compared to the other? Could it be, like, differences in the techniques used to spin the raw wool fibers into thread? Different techniques for weaving the threads into cloth? Different chemicals used later in the treatment process? (FWIW, the "good" blanket is light blue, whereas the "linty" blanket is pink. Also -- I am not positive of this, and I don't feel like going down to Jeff's car to check, but I think the linty pink blanket is softer/less scratchy to the touch than the blue blanket, and was even before I washed it.)
Yes, it could be any or all of those things, including chemicals in the dye (as well as other chemicals that may or may not have been used in the treatment process). It could also be differences in the raw fibers themselves although that alone wouldn’t be such a dramatic difference probably (or at least, the “good” version would still be felted).
Rrr. This still doesn't help me know, like, WTF to look for to avoid similar problems in future. (I do have a vague memory of a once-nice wool sweater that ended up shrinking a bit -- not to the point where "It no longer fits," merely "It no longer 'looks' right, when I wear it." But -- while that sweater became less-good in terms of "How much does it flatter me, when I wear it" -- that bit of shrinkage arguably made it BETTER in terms of "So how effective would this be at helping me retain body heat and repel water or snow, if need be?" Shrunken wool is better than non-shrunken wool for that purpose.) So naturally, when I ignored the "dry clean only" instructions on the blanket, I expected it might come out looking a little misshapen like that long-ago sweater- but did NOT expect it to become so freaking linty. I've never had a garment or blanket do THAT.

Thought: I wonder what would happen if I got the blanket wet again (not another washing, just a quick dunk in the bathtub or something), then put it in the dryer and let the lint trap work its magic? But given how much freaking lint it has already, I seriously wonder if it might not completely block the lint trap and create a fire hazard. (Though THAT, presumably, could be forestalled via something like, stop the dryer every 20 minutes to remove and clean out the lint trap.)

Right now, I would not say that blanket is "ruined" -- it would still be effective at keeping you warm -- but it would also be very unpleasant to end up covered with lint, and likely as not get some fibers in your eye, too. I have no idea what, if anything, I can do now to make the blanket less linty, since this particular problem is not one I have EVER had before.
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