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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-04-20, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Your story becomes much more interesting with a little editing...
Sorry to bore everyone. I love to see wildlife, especially in the big city, and I don’t like it when people treat it poorly. We’ve had three bears come through the city in the last four years. I was surprised that none of them were shot by citizens.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Sorry to bore everyone. I love to see wildlife, especially in the big city, and I don’t like it when people treat it poorly. We’ve had three bears come through the city in the last four years. I was surprised that none of them were shot by citizens.
Oh, I didn't think it was boring; I was taking the opportunity to trim it down so it looked like a dirty story. I'm with you; one of the things I like about the roads I ride on now is seeing deer and roadrunners and rabbits and I think one fox. And cows and horses and sheep and goats, on the domesticated side.

When I lived in Boulder I went on a run one lunchtime and saw a deer. Upon coming back I mentioned it on the internal chat client; a Texas A&M grad I worked with asked if I shot it.

I hate A&M.
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Old 08-04-20, 07:01 PM
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And in MTB news, my hacked together rear tubeless setup gave up the ghost today on a compression.

Not as impressive as some burps I've seen but it was still a bit startling.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You don't have to do a lot of walking around if everything is properly grouped together.
I only walked about 3.5 miles today.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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My sister is here this weekend and I (again) asked her why she isn't on Strava.

She said it's for people who need a pat on the back.

Some people just don't get it.
Obv
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Old 08-04-20, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Slow morning. Must be Saturday
Maybe
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Old 08-04-20, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I never had a Blackberry.
Me too. I had a Palm.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
So the finger was coming along nicely. Getting feeling back, getting flexible. Then yesterday I stoved it. Inflammation and stiffness returned. And numbness. So I'm out in the woodshop trimming a board with the Japanese trim saw, and I put a nice cut into that finger before I felt it. Lots of blood. I'm feeling like it would have been better just to amputate it at the beginning. My wife likes the whole finger being there though. And I will eventually learn, I suppose. I suppose. Or I will cease working in the woodshop. I guess I will wear a glove on it henceforth. The best solution. The only solution really. Thanks for listening and letting me sort that out.
And now popcorn and The Two Towers with the wife
Oh, jeez; be careful!
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Me too. I had a Palm.

I had a Droid Pro.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Saw two beavers by the river behind the Art Museum. Poor things we’re stressed out. One was on a snag of tree debris. The other was on dry land. Thinking their lodge got damaged by the flooding or they got washed a bit down stream. People getting close with phone cameras wasn’t helping. I suggested that people step back. No one listened.

Got some photos with my camera. Will try to post some tomorrow.
Wow. Where do you think their lodge was? That’s a pretty active river to dam and a pretty urban setting.
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you can eat as much as you like and not stress about not exercising. It does mean everyone will be able to drope the hamer on you but you can't have everything.
I’m skinny and I work out a lot, but I ain’t droping no hamers.
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The physical keyboard I really pine for is ye olde Droid 2 Global.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I miss my Windows Phone.
It was fine, while it lasted.
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Old 08-04-20, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Android sucks farts, btw.
Seems okay to me.
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Seems okay to me.
How will you celebrate 48,000?
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I still miss Cortana. So much better than any of the other "assistants."
I rarely use Cortana.
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I guess I will wear a glove on it henceforth. The best solution. The only solution really.
The bad thing about wearing a glove around machinery is the glove can get snagged and pull your hand in worse than if it was a bare hand. If you must wear a glove make it a strong leather glove.
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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.



Do you have your costume ready?



I refuse to talk to any device
Mrs. rjones28 talks to Siri in the car.
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Mrs. rjones28 talks to Siri in the car.
It has an Irish accent.
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Heidi (who will be going to USC from her bedroom)
SMH

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So I'm out in the woodshop trimming a board with the Japanese trim saw, and I put a nice cut into that finger before I felt it. Lots of blood.
Yikes.
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I only walked about 3.5 miles today.
Were you organizing?
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Everything has been too big since the iPhone 5. I have a 7 now and that’s borderline pocketable.
My Galaxy S10 fits in my work jeans tool pocket just fine.
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It has an Irish accent.
"Oirish Spring! Manly, yes, but Oi loike it tew!" (Hey, I said I was an old)
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Today I went for a short ride near yesterday's small-ish brush fire. Crews were mopping up hot spots but I saw no open flame, just some smoldering. At one point the fire jumped the freeway and the parallel 4 lane highway and lit up a group of oak trees. There were at least 30 men there working to cut apart these old oaks to extinguish them. Once the fire gets into the trees it can burn into the roots and flare up days later.
I was a fire fighter, for a season, in Plumas National Forest. We were developing a brand new camp, which had some buildings but was out there and unfinished. I was the only one of the crew who was openly happy we didn't get called up. We once got called to the camp of a crew that did get called up. That was some steep terrain we were working in. Nastiness if there was a fire. I found something else to do the following season. 78 or 79.
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It has an Irish accent.
So does this guy.

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Oh, jeez; be careful!
Yeah. It's just shocking. I'll hunt up the glove. I thought I was being careful. It gets really demoralizing. I don't want to have to go back to the hammock full time.
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