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Old 11-30-20, 08:10 PM
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Texas 130 mentioned is the Pickle Parkway i mentioned. Wide open for miles.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
That's the way a lawn is supposed to be.
We're like 9 inches behind schedule.
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We're like 9 inches behind schedule.
It's November.
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Heh. The Iggles finally pulled Wentz.

edit: and then they put him back in and he immediately gets sacked.
Just found out this game can be viewed on a mobile device with yahoo sports app, so viewing on the tablet.

might have to try firing it up on bluestacks at halftime so we can enjoy on a 32" monitor
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Seattle is the only NFL team without a single positive player.

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Old 11-30-20, 09:14 PM
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California used to practically give away wild pig tags. Something like $7 for a book of 5 tags. Then ranchers with wild pig populations realized that hunters would pay to hunt pigs and started charging hundreds of dollars per pig for the privilege, and the state realized they could get in on the action. Pig tags are now about $25 each, which is still pretty cheap. But it's a lot more than $7 bucks for 5 tickets.

The meat is denser and more strongly flavored than domestic pork, and boars acquire a decidedly off-putting taste, but younger pigs and sows can be pretty tasty, especially braised or stewed.
I never tasted wild boar. I did eat a huge ham steak from a pig that was cooked in the ground for 8 hours.
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Seattle is the only NFL team without a single positive player.
One way to stay positive is to Always look on the bright side of life.
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It's November.
I can't remember what it feels like to be warm.
#SeasonOfDeath
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Interesting.
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One way to stay positive is to Always look on the bright side of life.
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It's November.
We usually get a storm before Thanksgiving.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I can't remember what it feels like to be warm.
#SeasonOfDeath
I was pretty warm doing yard work yesterday.
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nice bike. Not sure the the front end is @timtak approved.
Not right now but with a horizontal crossbar and short headset it has tremendous potential; there is no need for a super long down
pointing stem. All the owner needs to do is lower the stem to get the drops nearly level with the top of the front wheel as I liked them.
It is as if in the past everyone was, potentially at least, a timtak.
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I was pretty warm doing yard work yesterday.
Doing what?
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My starts are usually no jersey on, shivering with the fan running because I am lazy to get off to turn the fan on. I couldn’t find a remote controlled plug-in plug on cyber Monday.
I just have the fan on a bar stool in arm's reach.

28* this morning. If it hadn't been a nightmare night I might have tried FTP testing.
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I awoke to a frozen hellscape. The crows are cawing in distress.
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My starts are usually no jersey on, shivering with the fan running because I am lazy to get off to turn the fan on. I couldn’t find a remote controlled plug-in plug on cyber Monday.
I have each end of the fan cord and an extension cord draped over the handlebars to start. About 5-8 minutes in, I connect the two to start the fan and drop the connection to the ground.
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Movember growth has been removed.
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Movember growth has been removed.
Did you post a pic?
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Did you post a pic?
I don't think the world needs to see it. I am doing my actual donation today because giving Tuesday has better matching potential.
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Doing what?
Things...

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Cowboy's season is rigged and being stolen from them.

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These people bill an arm and a leg for you to see them, and then they want you to donate more money?

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Oh. Well, uh, yeah, I wouldn't put any money in to upgrading that. Some Intel processors from 5-6 years ago might still be capable enough to warrant just a new GPU and SSD, but it'd be very easy to outperform your Phenom II. If you're going to use it for productivity (in addition to any gaming), and have applications that would take advantage of multiple CPU cores/threads, I'd stick with AMD and look at some of the recently replaced 3000-series Zen processors, like the 3600, which is a good sweet spot for value/performance.

In addition to competitive pricing, Microcenter usually has an additional discount if you buy a CPU and compatible motherboard at the same time. They often have open box stuff, too, and I think that the CPU/mobo discount still applies.

You might be able to get away with just replacing the core of the computer at first (CPU, motherboard and RAM), though it would probably be advisable to replace the power supply too, while you're at it (good ones aren't as expensive as they were 10-12 years ago). Replace the GPU when you feel like it, though I'm pretty sure that I've got something in a pile of spare parts that I could donate that would be a couple steps up.
I very much appreciate the advice, and I am enjoying learning a little bit about this kind of stuff.

The thing is - I really don't use my computer for much more than web browsing and listening to music. Occasionally I will screw around in some music recording software but even then it's not like I'm trying to stack hundreds of audio tracks on top of one another and make my CPU try to handle it. I'll also very occasionally play something like Flight Simulator X, or maybe Portal on Steam, but I'm not a huge gamer. The graphics card got updated because for a period of time I was playing Kerbal Space Program and I lamented to my brother how slow it ran, so he bought me the GPU and power supply for Christmas.

Honestly, I'm a great candidate for something off the shelf. But I just can't help wanting to mess around with things that don't need to be messed around with
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