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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. Irma

    if you go to Wunderground.com you can select Personal Weather Stations and get live information for an area. Here's one for Miami https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KFLMIAMI207#history/s20170902/e20170910/mweek Also handy to see when they stopped reporting during Irma Good for those of you wanting to know conditions close to friends etc.
  2. Irma

    don't think they are solar panels but show where roof tiles blown off.
  3. Thanks for all the info, has helped me better understand whats going on.
  4. Myth Busters did a segment and showed roundabouts had much faster traffic flow than lights
  5. A rant about flying

    Here is a solution: from the NZ Herald today Sir Bob - who famously belted a TV journalist who interrupted him fishing - was unceremoniously ejected from an Air New Zealand flight in May before it left Auckland for Wellington for refusing to follow crew instructions. The incident unfolded after Sir Bob, who was seated in an exit row, refused to say "yes" when asked if he could open the exit in an emergency, a witness told NZME. News Service. In his column, the former rich lister said he had travelled for more than half a century all over the world, "but no airline, not even in the worst Soviet Union days, matches the infantile nappy-statism of an Auckland-Wellington Air New Zealand flight"."The incessant and unnecessary hostess babble over the intercom, the utterly childish and pointless screeching safety video, the absurd seat-by-seat check that we're an inch or two upright at exactly 20 minutes before landing, and worst of all, the 'this is your captain speaking'." He said his long ordered twin-engine Cessna Citation Mustang jet - believed to be valued between $2 million and $2.5 million - finally arrived from abroad last week. "Oh glory; my self-respect finally regained. No unnecessary 20 minute x-rays queues, no holding pens and more queues to board, no sitting around for five minutes after landing before the doors are opened, nor long baggage waits amidst the sun-glasses topped cell-phone bawlers." Instead, he drove to the Wellington hangar, threw his bags on board and flew away. The return was equally satisfying. "We landed and taxied straight into our hangar where my car awaited. Two horrific hours saved." And he had this advice for Air New Zealand management, whose mindset was "still in the 1970s". "Auckland-Wellington is simply a commuter flight. There's no need of the palaver, the x-ray queues, the intercom earbashing, the tea and coffee and so on. Just have one uniformed hefty bloke to deal with improbable events and leave the passengers alone."
  6. Drone anarchy

    Parcel delivery by drone publicity stunt but did deliver car parts http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11468563
  7. Joke

    THE IRISH CHRISTENING Paddy's pregnant sister was in a terrible car accident and went into a deep coma. After being in a coma for nearly six months, she woke up and saw that she was no longer pregnant. Frantically she asked the doctor about her baby. The doctor replied, “You had twins, a boy and a girl. The babies are fine. However they were poorly at birth and had to be christened immediately, so your brother Paddy came in and named them.” The woman thought to herself, ‘Oh suffering Jesus no; not me brother. He's a clueless idiot! ‘ Expecting the worst, she asked the doctor, “Well, what's my daughter's name?” “Denise.” said the doctor. The new mother was somewhat relieved and thought to herself, ‘Wow, that's a really beautiful name. I guess I was wrong about my brother. I really like Denise.' Then she asked, “What's the boy's name?” The doctor replied: “Denephew.”