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Everything posted by bplipschitz

  1. We've been at it the same amount of time, then. Truly this is nuts.
  2. Ja, get ready for all kinds of shortages. I work in the chemical industry, and every raw material we use is either on allocation or force majeure. This also applies to containers and components. I'd stock up on non-perishable food (again) if I were you. . .
  3. This would suck! (Scientists predicting the collapse of the Gulf Stream.) It might make the run from US to the Caribbean easier, perhaps?
  4. I know this was hashed out over and over on SA, but can't remember which forum. So, I'll just leave this here. Don't have a dog in the fight, just thought it was an interesting resolution of the debate. Physicist pays up $10k to settle faster than DDW bet
  5. Not sure what you're on about here. I happily use whatever combination of OS and hardware works for the application. I find Linux/*BSD systems to be more hassle-free than Windows systems. Running Win10 in a VM is a great solution because then I don't have to have a dedicated Win machine. Running a VM allows me to access both Linux and Win systems at the same time. So I got that going for me, which is nice.
  6. Not if I can help it. I have one piece of software that stubbornly refuses to run under Wine, so for that I run Win10 in a VM with Linux. I plan on milking that for as long as I can.
  7. Well, our San Juan Islands charter got pushed (by the charter company) to June 2021. I'm of the opinion that it won't happen until 2022. Look at the (overly optimistic, IMO) roll out rates of the vaccine(s), and do the math. It would be nice to have 60-70% of the population with some combination of vaccinated or exposed. I have a sneaking suspicion next Thanksgiving might look a lot like this past Thanksgiving. . .
  8. . . .still looking for the "ignore" button. . .
  9. I reckon you have not seen the suckers pilfering our sunflower hearts from the bird feeders!! No, I have not. Just the wild ones I've eaten during the season. Scrawny beggars.
  10. Well, lessee: 1. It isn't a solid, one-piece construction 2. It isn't stone. Ergo, it's not a monolith.
  11. . . . and here I thought that was Uranus.
  12. But the Syndicate will take care of everything. . . .and everyone has a share.
  13. Now, if it were to pick up some Johnsonvilles and a 12-pack of New Glarus, I could see it. . .
  14. Peanut oil is ideal for seasoning the work. Use only peanut oil for the first 5 years or so of cooking, and you should be good to go.
  15. Go to a local Chinese dry goods store (if you can find one), and buy a hand-hammered one. I've had the same wok my brother bought me in 1984. Hand-hammered from PROC, thick-gauged mild steel. Once it's seasoned, it's good to go, forever, approximately.
  16. Or just not able to procreate. Might be iffy in this case.
  17. This guy should get like crossed palms with oak leaves or something. . . https://www.kmov.com/news/biker-with-meth-falls-during-race-accidentally-shoots-himself-before-getting-hit-by-car/article_9a7882cb-ac6d-5bf9-8d45-96b6d7825e7d.html#utm_source=kmov.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Flists%2Fheadlines-noon%2F%3F-dc%3D1605895215&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline
  18. My favorite are the Fighting Banana Slugs........ Where my daughter went to school, they used to be the "Fightin' Christians". Now they're the Phoenix. Boring.
  19. yeah, they seem really absurd until some dolt says "MaSkS dOn'T wOrK!", and then someone has to prove that they do.
  20. And Guilford College are the Fighting Quakers. Go figure.
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