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by Kwix
14 Jul 2020, 02:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2686
Views: 198436

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Same here. He was the consummate geek. No words
by Kwix
21 Apr 2020, 19:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 763
Views: 40508

Re: Random covid-19 observations

So what I'm seeing is, if you don't know that you have been infected, pretend like you haven't and take personal precautions. Ergo, I'm wearing a mask until such time that I become infected and am no longer contagious. I'm also working from home (because I have that option) and minimizing my trips o...
by Kwix
21 Apr 2020, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60808

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Mo wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 14:31
Well, that’s not good.

https://apnews.com/a5077c7227b8eb8b0dc23423c0bbe2b2
What? It's not like anyone was promoting it as a curative.
by Kwix
15 Apr 2020, 03:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1502
Views: 108561

Re: The Lust to Acquire

I just broke down (semi-literally) and ordered one of these: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/814R9JlGwPL._SL1500_.jpg They ain't cheap, but my Office Depot POS chair is about a week or so away from collapsing completely when I sit down on it, so maybe this will be cheaper than the ...
by Kwix
15 Apr 2020, 03:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 356
Views: 131898

Re: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?

I wrote an essay that I am happy with and think can do better than my no-traffic blog, but I don't think I can get it into a paying venue. So I'm trying out Medium. https://medium.com/@physicistatlarge/the-farewell-as-a-tale-of-similarity-in-an-era-of-diversity-8a90414d23eb?sk=b07cb7be5d1071566c59a...
by Kwix
15 Apr 2020, 03:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Drupal Rules! phpBB Droolz! lol
Replies: 244
Views: 141167

Re: Drupal Rules! phpBB Droolz! lol

That's because you stay signed into Google whilst you peruse the Gryll. Also, behind the veil should remain so. Ergo, no worries.
by Kwix
15 Apr 2020, 02:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60808

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

For the trifecta and ban hammer: Covid sucks. Covid will kill a fair number of people, perhaps people I care for dearly (both of my parents are in their 80s). Even so, I feel the long term effects of this "lockdown" will hurt us as a populace more. This should be behind the veil but I strong enough ...
by Kwix
15 Apr 2020, 02:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60808

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

4 dead? I hate to admit I still trust the numbers from Hong Kong.
by Kwix
15 Apr 2020, 02:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60808

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

We really need a new shrugging emoji with Trumps face on it Trump conceded to CNN's Jim Acosta that there will not be mass coronavirus testing for all Americans when the country goes back to work. "We want to have it and we're going to see if we have it. Do you need it? No. Is it a nice thing to do...
by Kwix
15 Apr 2020, 01:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 763
Views: 40508

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I'll be honest here, I'm working from home because I can. No 1 hr commute, work in pjs, doing the exact same shit I did in the office? Yes please.
by Kwix
09 Apr 2020, 05:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 763
Views: 40508

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Okay, last post in this thread tonight addressing various things: On my last supply run I discovered that the local quilting bee has turned to making face masks. So, what where you doing that interacted with the local bee? My wife's sewing some masks for us and others as an aside. I signed up for In...
by Kwix
09 Apr 2020, 05:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 763
Views: 40508

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I've been growing my hair out for over a year, so am reading all of the people worried about their haircuts with some amusement. Gonna have a lot of people coming out of the stay-at-home looking like Japanese high school baseball players. ;) Wait, is this a thing? Guess I never realized it; I haven...
by Kwix
09 Apr 2020, 05:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.
Replies: 328
Views: 58369

Re: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.

"pedialyte is like planned parenthood for hangovers. it costs you a bit, but it makes your little problem go away until the next time you drink too much."-- dhex
by Kwix
09 Apr 2020, 04:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 763
Views: 40508

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Twba wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 12:22
I thought during the apocalypse I would be counting ammo rounds instead of toilet paper rolls.
CSTSSS

Also, though you've probably mentioned it elsewhere, what is Twba? Not related to TMBG I presume?
by Kwix
09 Apr 2020, 04:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60808

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Pham Nuwen wrote:
07 Apr 2020, 22:47
Maybe, Shem. People are going nuts already. The number of motorcycle and car accidents has gotten worrisome. I just dont think we'll be able to hold this down after April.
I'd think less traffic on the roads. That there's an uptick is definitely worrisome.
by Kwix
09 Apr 2020, 04:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60808

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

And in about 2 to 4 weeks it will pick up again. Waves big and small. As people get sick of cowering/cabin fever, head out and promptly get infected. This exact scenario played out in Denver in the 1918 pandemic. They had a double peak in deaths, one before and one after their social distancing pro...
by Kwix
09 Apr 2020, 04:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 565
Views: 137929

Re: What are you drinking?

dead_elvis wrote:
29 Mar 2020, 16:13
Guess the cork top leaked or breathed a little too much, it was on the flat side and all hop character was completely gone.
Yeah, I don't care what Stone or anyone else says hops doesn't age. Everything else in it turns to that funky raisin aged flavor (which I dig) but hops just disappears.
by Kwix
09 Apr 2020, 04:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555314

Re: Petty annoyances

Or you could, you know, grow a pair and fix the damn thing yourself. :P So, this is interesting. I own an LG (yeah, yeah). Parts in these, um, parts are interesting to come by. Near as I can figure I have to buy them locally and only from LG authorized repair shops. Nobody I've located on the inter...
by Kwix
09 Apr 2020, 04:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555314

Re: Petty annoyances

Or you could, you know, grow a pair and fix the damn thing yourself. :P That is a slippery slope. It starts with one Youtube video showing how to repair a common household appliance. Before you know it, you're strung out on videos showing how to tune a Lamborghini V12 with six Weber carbs. Or a 17 ...
by Kwix
22 Mar 2020, 02:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60808

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Our supply chain is royally fubar. Normally a two week lead time is required here because we barge everything up from the outside. That means TP may be on high order but that won't be fulfilled for at least two weeks. I suppose they could truck it up via the Alcan but with driver shortages I doubt t...
by Kwix
28 Feb 2020, 20:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1439
Views: 83274

Re: cars and how they get that way

I completely forgot about that, yeah that makes sense now.
by Kwix
28 Feb 2020, 20:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60808

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

My stance is to pray for SMOD.
by Kwix
28 Feb 2020, 19:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1439
Views: 83274

Re: cars and how they get that way

Having not driven an Impala since the caprice SS* model I can't speak to it but from what I read the last iteration was a damned fine and underappreciated specimen of the "full sized sedan". At least one lamentation has been written on "good riddance to GM's sedans excepting the Impala." *A friends ...
by Kwix
20 Nov 2019, 14:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1231
Views: 70120

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

I just realized that it's been 18 years since the invasion of Afghanistan. This means that for the fresh, bright-eyed recruits we've always been at war with Eastasia.

I have my doubts that the doors of Janus will ever close.
by Kwix
18 Nov 2019, 17:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5006
Views: 325127

Re: Food

ETA: Oh, I get it now: the spice ball was for step two, but for step one I still had a pitcher with several inches of shit-sludge on the bottom. But I would still, if possible, like to get some sort of cold-brew setup similar to a hot-drip coffee maker -- at least in the sense that the coffee groun...