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05-27-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 251,625
Posted By genec

Currently reading "Project Hail Mary." Just...

Currently reading "Project Hail Mary." Just started it, but it reads fast... Written by Andy Weir who also wrote "The Martian." And yes, it is also filled with science and math. Love it so far.
...
Forum: Foo
05-27-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12,274
Views: 2,650,359
Posted By genec

OK... the real reason I insist on a 3.5mm jack...

OK... the real reason I insist on a 3.5mm jack on my smart phone...
...
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By genec

Hey, still cheaper than a flight on Bezo's...

Hey, still cheaper than a flight on Bezo's phallus rocket "Blue Origin." And that is what, only an 11 minute flight for $2.8 million... and you have to go with Jeff. And neither one actually...
05-24-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 611
Posted By genec

It's a great idea, but the problem is that the...

It's a great idea, but the problem is that the mentality of car owners has been pushed to the point that anyone driving a car feels that "the roads belong to cars" and cars (not humans) have...
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By genec

Sure, that's what all the mad scientists said... ...

Sure, that's what all the mad scientists said... just before "the experiment." ;)
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By genec

Oh man, that is cool... I wonder what the total...

Oh man, that is cool... I wonder what the total flying time is.
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 592
Posted By genec

Tough cat. I stood down a fat raccoon one...

Tough cat. I stood down a fat raccoon one time...

Woke from sleep, had heard a strange noise outside... We had left the dog bowl out with a few bits of kibble still in it (bad habit). I...
Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By genec

My old truck with a CD player also has an Aux...

My old truck with a CD player also has an Aux jack... that permits any 3.5mm connection from any device that supports such an analog connection.

But yeah, on long trips, I carry a box of CDs.
Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By genec

Hey, isn't this exactly how "I am Legend" starts...

https://www.sciencealert.com/first-patient-injected-with-experimental-cancer-killing-virus-in-new-clinical-trial/amp
Wikipedia. Or IMDB.

Hello... Do scientists not watch SciFi... Or do they...
Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By genec

I get those same spam calls, plus calls asking if...

I get those same spam calls, plus calls asking if I want to sell a property I sold in 2015. I sold that property to buy a home outright... for which I get mortgage lender calls... in spite of not...
Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 592
Posted By genec

I had this guy come and visit, and give me "the...

I had this guy come and visit, and give me "the eye" last year... I have since had that tree removed... it was being hollowed out by raccoons, squirrels and woodpeckers... all of whom thought that...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By genec

Tin cans with "ring pull tabs" that hippy friends...

Tin cans with "ring pull tabs" that hippy friends would use to make hanging curtains...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By genec

Yup, as I was growing up... and not quite at...

Yup, as I was growing up... and not quite at driving age... that record store, right next to the theater and down the road from the bowling alley... that was my hangout. My "triad" if you will......
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By genec

Home Depot and Weber are two different...

Home Depot and Weber are two different entities... tying them together is too bad.

I have basically rebuilt a Weber that I bought well over 20 years ago, and over the years, have ordered and...
Forum: Foo
05-21-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By genec

Remember the one record a month club... with a...

Remember the one record a month club... with a certain set of "free" albums right up front... My neighbor and I were just laughing at that... "The Columbia Record Club." Yeah, that's how my...
Forum: Foo
05-20-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9,708
Views: 1,526,414
Posted By genec

Hey, not sure if I'd hire that gardener... while...

Hey, not sure if I'd hire that gardener... while he trimmed the bushes, he left the mess behind.

On a side note... dang... and the car was still running??? How many times have you made a...
Forum: Foo
05-20-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By genec

You don't know what I do outside of the forum... ...

You don't know what I do outside of the forum...

But yeah, to expect this forum to "change the world" is a something of a joke... We all know that. Yet, oddly, there are those from "other...
Forum: Foo
05-20-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By genec

I already mentioned my work around... which I...

I already mentioned my work around... which I do. It works quite well. I don't use a silent ringer for spam... I use a real dumb sounding ringer... thus I CAN still make a choice to answer the...
Forum: Foo
05-20-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By genec

Yes, you are quite correct on this... or put all...

Yes, you are quite correct on this... or put all your numbers in your phone into a particular group and assign a ringer you like. And to any "unknown" incoming call, simply assign a silent ringer...
Forum: Foo
05-20-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9,708
Views: 1,526,414
Posted By genec

But Hondo switched to cans... ;)

But Hondo switched to cans... ;)
Forum: Foo
05-20-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 441
Posted By genec

Interesting. It sounds as if they are NOT using...

Interesting. It sounds as if they are NOT using an RF path for those hacks (not from "hundreds of miles away..." LOS doesn't work that way, especially at 2.4GHz)

There is no real discussion...
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,192
Posted By genec

Was just introduced to this nice Belgian...

Was just introduced to this nice Belgian Trippel... very nice, hint of spice and typical peppery yeast flavor. Quite nice.
...
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 441
Posted By genec

Cool... but not going to buy a $300 watch for...

Cool... but not going to buy a $300 watch for just that. I have several GPSs that I use for sailing, with map charts.

I do use a Casio that has a thermometer built in... and stop watch... ...
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,580
Posted By genec

But, which flavor?

But, which flavor?
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,580
Posted By genec

OK.... this is NOT in my glass... but I...

OK.... this is NOT in my glass... but I happened to see it as a product placement in the series "Lincoln Lawyer."
...
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 441
Posted By genec

I had never used one before... I have seen...

I had never used one before... I have seen others using them. but figured it was more or less just to mark the swimmer. I always use a bright orange swim cap, and figured that was good enough.
...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 441
Posted By genec

The biggest issue I have with key fobs is what to...

The biggest issue I have with key fobs is what to do with them... For decades I have gone to the beach to do long swims... I can tie a regular key to my bathing suit... they are brass, and don't...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 441
Posted By genec

No, I think that requirement is only momentarily,...

No, I think that requirement is only momentarily, while the code is captured. Then the computer/device used to capture the code is used to mimic the authorized device... and the car can be stolen. ...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By genec

Yup... if you are not in my phone directory, you...

Yup... if you are not in my phone directory, you go to VM. (oddly, right now, my VM isn't working correctly...)

If you fail to leave a real message, or fail to text me first... too bad. If...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 845
Posted By genec

Com'on... "Here comes the Sun" doesn't still...

Com'on... "Here comes the Sun" doesn't still work for you? :D
Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By genec

Oh, I could easily believe that... I previously...

Oh, I could easily believe that... I previously had no idea what went into "mastering" a recording... And am only barely familiar with some of the particulars.

On the flip side, if you rip...
Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,433
Posted By genec

Hey, more answers for the OP... From a CNet...

Hey, more answers for the OP...

From a CNet report.


https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/verizon-t-mobile-and-my-quest-to-replace-cable-internet-with-5g/

Ultimately the tester returned to...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 767
Posted By genec

Stuff like peanuts in a shell, and I would think...

Stuff like peanuts in a shell, and I would think pistachios too... in the shell, at least have a bit of an advantage in that the shell limits how fast you can open and eat them... The can shown...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By genec

I am torn on this... I think it is a neat idea,...

I am torn on this... I think it is a neat idea, I think this is something that is needed.

However, when was the last time you saw an automobile driver tasked with maintaining the road they are...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By genec

Oh sure, I am aware of that... I just was...

Oh sure, I am aware of that... I just was shocked to see such a resurgence into vinyl.

Happily, I updated my record player a few years ago as the old 35+ year old model was just fading away.
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By genec

That shocked me... I thought at first it was...

That shocked me... I thought at first it was just a rise in percent... "Oh CDs rose 2% but vinyl rose 15%..." But no, apparently it is raw numbers sold. Quite interesting as I know of no one that...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By genec

Oh sure, that's why phishing works... but the...

Oh sure, that's why phishing works... but the real issue is that folks don't think before they click.

My 86 year old mother gets the last laugh when she gets spam phone calls... she doesn't...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12,274
Views: 2,650,359
Posted By genec

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/280259799_516353376609472_6085925211187072269_n_1652460782_9592fa78149d4517c477e05f399c7a9e34260e45.jpg
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Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By genec

Yup. Just got one from "Netflix" saying my...

Yup. Just got one from "Netflix" saying my subscription is suspended... with the "click here."

Funny... I don't have a Netflix account.

Worked for a company that did fake spam tests about once...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By genec

Salsa: Tomatoes, Jalapenos, cilantro. Still buy...

Salsa: Tomatoes, Jalapenos, cilantro. Still buy the onions though.

BTW that's lots of tomatoes, as in a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes. :D
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 767
Posted By genec

I want those dry roasted and lightly salted... I...

I want those dry roasted and lightly salted... I have not found them that way at Costco, yet. Sadly, Costco has this weird thing about what they carry and where. Apparently I have to go to the...
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By genec

Just keep the discs with the cases man... don't...

Just keep the discs with the cases man... don't let them get away from each other.

And BTW, I never thought CDs were out of style... downloaded, compressed music is just not the same.
...
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 845
Posted By genec

I have a few boxes of old computers and laptops...

I have a few boxes of old computers and laptops that I keep telling myself are "worth something..." and "maybe someday." I think my oldest machine is a '286 processor.

I also have this rather...
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By genec

Turn it up to 11.

Turn it up to 11.
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 767
Posted By genec

Canned beans, some frozen foods, TP and PT, and...

Canned beans, some frozen foods, TP and PT, and small appliances as well as some special items...

Fresh foods are local. Especially when farmers markets are open.

I buy my soy sauce in bulk at...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 767
Posted By genec

Yeah, for you... the choices are not great... ...

Yeah, for you... the choices are not great... either Dallas or El Paso. Long drive either way.

Oh hey, there's one in Chihuahua, Mexico. And looks like San Antonio and whole bunch over in...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By genec

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/660x658/kevin_bacon_fred_357b02c265c0d24193046ebbf98f9c0d440faf0f.jpg
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 767
Posted By genec

I think sometimes Costco is used as an...

I think sometimes Costco is used as an introductory gateway... I see stuff there that one does not find in other stores... and quite often something like the item in the OP is there only for a...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,433
Posted By genec

No, actually... I did my own research after you...

No, actually... I did my own research after you questioned me. I recalled the 400 watt number from previous quotes on BF. And I knew the 1HP wattage value from College.

But if you'd like... I can...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,433
Posted By genec

We are not horses... we humans have a difficult...

We are not horses... we humans have a difficult time sustaining "horse like" power. And as far as the "facts" of about 400 watts... from claims I have seen here on BF of some cyclists and their...
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