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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-04-20, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Deep moats and high curtain walls make good neighbors.
Agree. But we may want to move into "town" and that may mean a shared wall. You have to be really careful with neighbors in that case.
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I've got a lost and found story. In high school, I borrowed a friend's Austin Healey 3000 and was driving it around at night when the gas pedal disconnected. I pulled over near a freeway overpass and just then a huge pickup pulling an even bigger enclosed car trailer stopped in front of me. A guy got out an asked about the problem, got some tools and parts and connected the linkage. He said he was off to race at Laguna Seca. After he left i noticed a wallet next to the car. It was stuffed with money and cards. I found his address and drove to his house a few miles away. His wife was very grateful. I'm not sure if he found out it was missing or she had to drive to Monterey.
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my lower back hurts just looking at this destruction.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Agree. But we may want to move into "town" and that may mean a shared wall. You have to be really careful with neighbors in that case.
Depends. If you’re talking an old city row home, they are thick. I rarely hear what’s going on through the walls of the houses on either side of me.
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Going to cook my first Beyond Burgers tonight.
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There are many records for races, ocean crossings, etc., but competition for them is an arms race for billionaires and huge syndicates.
Someone could set up a bunch of random, shorter segments near the coast that elite ships wouldn't bother with.
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Old 08-04-20, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Deep moats and high curtain walls make good neighbors.
And a gunner in the loft.
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Going to cook my first Beyond Burgers tonight.
Are you veg-curious??
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Old 08-04-20, 10:27 AM
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The worst of the storm is missing me to the west right now. We're getting some intermediate light rain, no wind at all. To my west, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania are getting clobbered right now, particularly that stretch between Allentown and Stroudsburg as well as the surrounding area. They might be breaking out the canoes about now.
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Old 08-04-20, 10:34 AM
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I never had a Blackberry.
same. But I still miss it.
FOMO
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Are you veg-curious??
I’ll eat just about anything.


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I miss my Windows Phone.
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I miss my Windows Phone.
Ditto.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
The worst of the storm is missing me to the west right now. We're getting some intermediate light rain, no wind at all. To my west, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania are getting clobbered right now, particularly that stretch between Allentown and Stroudsburg as well as the surrounding area. They might be breaking out the canoes about now.
We may get nailed later on, looks like it’s supposed to pass directly over us.
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I miss my Windows Phone.
Yes. Apple does ok, and it's sort of like Windows, but that old Lumia was a nice phone, and I like Windows. What was their story?
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Android sucks farts, btw.
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My pre-surgery labs show low levels of RBC, HGB and HCT -- 3.79, 12.1 and 35.9 respectively. Is there any wonder I never feel like getting on a bike? I have no idea what's going on other than that my mitochondria are just not getting enough fuel to these mighty turbines.
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Yes. Apple does ok, and it's sort of like Windows, but that old Lumia was a nice phone, and I like Windows. What was their story?
They couldn't get enough traction to catch up app-wise to where people wanted to be, and so even larger companies like banks gave up. However, iOS still can't do things that Windows Phone could, like turn the screen off with a few-minute delay before locking. Or display a note on the home screen. They did eventually get around to showing the weather and a few other specific things, so at least they eventually caught up to where Microsoft was many years prior.

The app store was also not a blatant vehicle for microtransactions.
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Android sucks farts, btw.
Some things are just facts, like that.
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Are you veg-curious??
The way 2020 is going indyfabz will be a vegan by Halloween.

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My pre-surgery labs show low levels of RBC, HGB and HCT -- 3.79, 12.1 and 35.9 respectively. Is there any wonder I never feel like getting on a bike?
Anaemia strikes again. Sad.
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They couldn't get enough traction to catch up app-wise to where people wanted to be, and so even larger companies like banks gave up. However, iOS still can't do things that Windows Phone could, like turn the screen off with a few-minute delay before locking. Or display a note on the home screen. They did eventually get around to showing the weather and a few other specific things, so at least they eventually caught up to where Microsoft was many years prior.

The app store was also not a blatant vehicle for microtransactions.
I still miss Cortana. So much better than any of the other "assistants."
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Oh great. The storm knocked power out for our corporate office (which is about 7 miles north of here) so they had to take our electronic medical records system down.

Sad!
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like turn the screen off with a few-minute delay before locking.
The best thing to happen to mobile phones for me is a fingerprint unlock. The worst thing is the ever-increasing screen size, and I've even got fairly large hands.

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I still miss Cortana. So much better than any of the other "assistants."
I refuse to talk to any device
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I refuse to talk to any device
I speak most of my texts and telegrams but I don't use voice assistant functions much at all.
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I cut one of my lawns then trimmed back more bushes. 3 more to go up front then I have to cut back my daisy's on the NW side of the house. It never ends.

Next house will be a smaller, flat yard with minimal landscaping. I'm not getting any younger.
Funny thing is, as I get closer to retirement age, I've been thinking of moving somewhere cheaper, and having a larger yard!
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