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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-11-20, 11:38 AM
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Hmm. Are the front speakers in the ceiling or in the front wall?

How much music do you listen to? Is it mostly just in background? And movies - do you want to hear bullets whizzing and helicopter blades whirling around the room? Or would you be fine if just the front half of the room had (directional) sound?
Let me get back after the movers finish.
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Old 06-11-20, 11:48 AM
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I should take a manual screenshot of the kid in The Last Kingdom talking about that plague saying “It only takes sinners!”
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Old 06-11-20, 11:57 AM
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Compliance around here (DC area and Annapolis) is virtually 100%
Our Governor doesn’t wear a mask, and doesn’t practice social distancing.
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Old 06-11-20, 11:59 AM
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Our Governor doesn’t wear a mask, and doesn’t practice social distancing.
I can just feel your civic pride.
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Whoa. I do believe that I see some pigs on the wing.

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Whoa. I do believe that I see some pigs on the wing.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1270819350644211719
A. Now I have two reasons to watch NASCAR racing. The crashes and tracks trying to enforce that with the fans.

B. A cause championed by a Black guy who goes by “Bubba.“ May you live in interesting times.
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Old 06-11-20, 12:25 PM
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My attempt to slot my grocery ride in between showers failed miserably.
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Old 06-11-20, 12:36 PM
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My attempt to slot my grocery ride in between showers failed miserably.
Seems like you could just take a shower whenever you want.

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Old 06-11-20, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Whoa. I do believe that I see some pigs on the wing.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1270819350644211719
Addition by subtraction.

My guy Bubba has been in the forefront of this thing, and he's rockin' it.

I haven't bought diecast in a long time, but I see two in my future.



Corey ran this car last year.....



And this car last night.....



So, I see the Bubba car, and the mask car in my future, just to remind me WTF went on this year.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 06-11-20, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
A. Now I have two reasons to watch NASCAR racing. The crashes and tracks trying to enforce that with the fans.

B. A cause championed by a Black guy who goes by “Bubba.“ May you live in interesting times.

Bubba races for King Richard the 43rd. Petty ran a peace sign on his car many many years ago, and the BLM car also pays homage to that.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.

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Old 06-11-20, 03:00 PM
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Tag issues are because of posting from my phone while the movers do their thing. The whole mobile-first concept can DIAF.
We're told we now live in a global world. True enough, if you happen to live in the USA. REI recently offered a global elite credit card. It is elite, I'll give them that.
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Even when I'm sleeping, he still has to pay attention to me, not the stupid computer.
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Old 06-11-20, 03:44 PM
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We're told we now live in a global world. True enough, if you happen to live in the USA. REI recently offered a global elite credit card. It is elite, I'll give them that.
Hmm? There's definitely a "global" world and a not-global world. It's like the website I work on for work. We have clients in Hong Kong, but fortunately we don't need to translate into Cantonese or any other Chinese dialect because all of our clients there speak English better than we could do Cantonese. However, when I visit with AG's family, there are huge numbers of people there who don't speak English at all, or very little. Two Hong Kongs.

I'd believe Mexico City is very international. Of course, here in America there's a world of difference between the glittering city of wonders I live in and the quiet desperation that would be an easy bike ride away without traffic.
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Old 06-11-20, 03:59 PM
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Too many self-propelled cheaters.
<==No self-propelled here, except when I use the tractor
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Re COVID19 increases, as everyone knows this is no surprise. Totally expected.
We were told it would go away in the summer. Sadly there's no summer.
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And just like that, Covid is back.
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I mowed the front lawn through a conference call this morning. Garmin thinks I went for another ride.
Kudos.
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Old 06-11-20, 06:07 PM
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Slow night. Everyone must be out walking.
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Slow night. Everyone must be out walking.
there are challenges to be had!!!!!
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there are challenges to be had!!!!!
Should I sign up for a challenge? Would earning a Strava trophy make me an elite cyclist?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Hmm. Are the front speakers in the ceiling or in the front wall?

How much music do you listen to? Is it mostly just in background? And movies - do you want to hear bullets whizzing and helicopter blades whirling around the room? Or would you be fine if just the front half of the room had (directional) sound?
Speakers are all in the ceiling. They're sad little ones which may at some point be replaced, or not. Music is almost non-existent through them; it's 99% for TV. Don't really give a crap about directional at all; the thing that gets me is when cheap built-in speakers get a vibration on certain frequencies. My TV in Boulder did it for Ron Swanson's voice, and my next one did it... I forget what that one buzzed for. Right now we're using a basic Yamaha soundbar from Costco and it's fine, but it seems a shame to not use the speakers if they're there.

The wall has a mess of wires coming out. There are two sets of four colored wire pairs (white, red, blue, green), a set of some plugs labelled "master bath" (for piping in Kenny G to your bubble bath I guess?), and then more wires labeled for the directions (such as the LF I'm holding in the pic).

This house is rather a lot for a simple farmboy. The house I grew up in was wired for electricity by my grandfather, with lamp wire.

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Slow night. Everyone must be out walking.
Far too busy trying to get everything unpacked and set up for tomorrow. I nearly forgot coffee equipment. Coffee equipment!
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Far too busy trying to get everything unpacked and set up for tomorrow. I nearly forgot coffee equipment. Coffee equipment!

that would have been horrible!
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Should I sign up for a challenge? Would earning a Strava trophy make me an elite cyclist?

only if it is a walking challenge.
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Far too busy trying to get everything unpacked and set up for tomorrow.
What's tomorrow?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The wall has a mess of wires coming out. There are two sets of four colored wire pairs (white, red, blue, green), a set of some plugs labelled "master bath" (for piping in Kenny G to your bubble bath I guess?), and then more wires labeled for the directions (such as the LF I'm holding in the pic).

This house is rather a lot for a simple farmboy. The house I grew up in was wired for electricity by my grandfather, with lamp wire.
I like being a simpleton. Looking at the photo of those wires makes my head hurt

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Far too busy trying to get everything unpacked and set up for tomorrow. I nearly forgot coffee equipment. Coffee equipment!
Sacrilege! Duly reported!
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Slow night. Everyone must be out walking.
I mowed two of the three lawns. Riding lawnmower, though- total cheater.
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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I mowed two of the three lawns. Riding lawnmower, though- total cheater.
I never knew people here were such land owners. The BikeForums Gentry.

I mowed one lawn today and it took seven hours.
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