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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suicide"

  • 16 hours ago
  • 1 point

You are not a trained professional in suicide or psychological analysis, so feeling guilty shouldn't apply.

Why do you think you need to do something about it (as in his condition??)?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Railroad Crossings"

  • 16 hours ago
  • 4 points

They saw you coming and thought to mess with you. Seems to have worked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new phone"

  • 17 hours ago
  • 1 point

Whatever you get I suggest looking at Gazelle before making a purchase. I've bought 3 phones from them and a tablet and everything work. The phones appeared to be brand new and of course worked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Laws!"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

That means you'd need to get into their system - and you can't hack into it just because there are no laws.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Laws!"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

And make new rules and laws that someone else wants to overthrow?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hard drugs and legality."

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 points

I was at the grocery store that other day. There was a guy at the service counter acting unusual - it made the check-out clerk a bit nervous, it made me nervous as he was near the spot where my wife was bagging. To describe his actions would be basically saying he's on some drugs. If someone looked at him funny would he react? How would he react? Would he suddenly become violent? If we follow the logic that it is ok because he's damaging his body - we miss the part that he can be a problem to others. That is the reason. Sure, you can take the drugs in your own house - but sometimes people leave their house while on the drug and that can be a problem for others.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Childhood scars"

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Ha - I had a similar knife event/scar.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Childhood scars"

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 points

You have a point about being stronger.

As for a parent, each time my son did something that could cause harm, it would make me cringe - never got used to it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Childhood scars"

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 points

I was helping one of my parents cut an apple.

First, some background - my father was a of chef de cuisine (using the term chef by itself is understandable, but not correct... it is like saying 'my father was a manager'... manager of what??? anyway....) so you would think proper knife handling skills would be taught at an early age.

I was cutting the apple holding it in my left hand and while knife in my right hand pushing into the apple towards my left. Big mistake. Never let anyone do that. The apple gave way and allowed the knife to continue into the web between thumb and index finger. I can still see the scar decades later - but barely.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting"

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 points

Seems that one thing we never know is how to prevent these people from thinking it is ok to do this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ice cream - frozen??"

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

I was being sarcastic. Freezer is doing its job - the ice cream however still remains partially soft. Not melted, just not frozen hard so that it is easy to scoop out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ice cream - frozen??"

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 points

Is that like ordering a big mac, fries, hot apple pie and diet coke?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ice cream - frozen??"

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

it isn't that it doesn't freeze, it is just soft out of the freezer - easy to scoop out.

Well, I just checked the freezer and the fridge. The light in the fridge was out. I checked the power cord - it was unplugged.
That explains why the ice trays have water in them. Darn it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cereal or Milk first?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

No no no - this is just wrong. Spoon always goes in last.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cereal or Milk first?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Ha - reminds me of a day in class where students were to get into small groups and explain how to tie a shoe or some basic function. word for word as if the person reading it has never done it before. Then that list was passed to another group who then reads it and goes through each step as if they have never done it before. It was fun. Using your comment, cereal would be on the counter, followed by milk leaking everywhere.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cereal or Milk first?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Cereal first. Then milk... then sugar. Yes, as a kid I used to put sugar on my cereal, then drink the milk after and feel the granules. Explains all the filings I have now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tour de France"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

yup - my wife says the same about golf - and I don't blame her. It can be boring for those that play golf too - one of the announcers has such a dull delivery method.

Nascar can get really boring too - around and around .... and then around again. F1 - I think can be exciting if it isn't on an oval track - like Les Mans - or sometimes down in Monaco.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ice cream - frozen??"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

yeah - probably a lot of stuff not natural in it anyway. I'm willing to bet years ago, when I was a kid (ok...decades...) ice cream was more "natural" and had more of a rock consistency to it. I remember my mother would get a cup of hot tap water and dip a spoon in it each time before taking a scoop out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So, about the area 51 raid..."

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Kind of stupid to publicize it on social media. I would think they, the security at the location, would either say it is an empty threat and do nothing, or they are preparing for it and no one will get through but there will be some arrests for attempted breaking and entering or vandalism. No one is going to be killed for attempted illegal entry, but if someone does something really stupid....

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Earthquakes"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunate deep seeded memory event.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4th of July plans"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nope - do not.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4th of July plans"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

There are plenty of people who work those hours. Nurses, police officers, cooks, waiters, pilots, flight attendants....

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4th of July plans"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What?? Since when?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4th of July plans"

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

Well... there's the joke: "Does Canada have a 4th of July?".... response: "yes, and a 5th and 6th..... "

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Storms (way way way way way OT)"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I grew up in Illinois and Wisconsin - there were many storms. I now live in an area where there are maybe 1 or 2 storms during the summer, a few during winter. No one likes winter storms. I miss the summer storms - but on the flip side, it is nice to be able to plan things for each weekend and be 95% certain you can do it outside. In Wisconsin, I did live part of my adult life there, it seemed that when the weekend came around, it would rain or storm.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Raspberry Pi 4!"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I've always wanted to do some type of programmable Christmas/Holiday light control. So if the string of lights were placed in a fan shape, the user can then select one of many different patterns that work with that layout. Or other patterns for different ways to lay out the lights. This would also require external 110VAC control modules to turn on/off the lights.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "not a vacation"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I look back at some of our family "vacations" that were more of visiting family. My sister said I complained about going - but now older, wiser, I look back at the positive things and wish I could do it again. Maybe I block out the negative things to make it better.

We did some touristy things which were also good.

But I agree, a vacation should be relaxing. Some people consider a vacation doing all those touristy things - I don't. That is what I call a trip, not a vacation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A briefing on my new job"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like a good start. Yes, not the most exciting, but they probably want to make sure you will show up each day, do your work, follow instructions and not be a problem or screw up.

And yup, they are paying you to do those things - so keep at it!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you do for a living?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

TOPS-10? Never heard of it, so you are probably correct with the age assessment.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many monitors do you use on your home and/or work computer"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Always wanted to get a BenQ ever since I saw one at SigGraph a few years ago - but that was their high end model.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many monitors do you use on your home and/or work computer"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

At home I have one monitor. Sad I know. Really don't have desk space for two - maybe I need to make some changes. This one monitor is connected to two computers and I switch between the two via monitor controls - kind of a pain. Cleaning up the clutter would probably help. The monitor is an AOC - got it from my son since he no longer uses it - no idea what that brand is, but the resolution is 1920x1080 60Hz. <politics warning> Don't like the AOC on the bezel or when it is powered up - reminds me of that person in congress each time</politics warning>

At work two Dell monitors - forget the resolution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you do for a living?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Full stack software developer for client/server system. Older than anyone here. Old enough to be a dad to some I'm sure. Have worked in software dev for a number of years, also worked building rack-mount industrial PCs for a time - and did customer support for those systems as well. Worked as a field service tech - that was lame. Called to a downtown building to the 10th floor, escorted in, fix a jammed printer. It wasn't always like that, but those were the low points. However, I went to many areas of the city and county which made it mildly interesting. Side job which pays $0 is my iphone app development. In the southern California metro area.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Politics"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The med was originally for something else, I think blood pressure, but then had a side effect which is now what it is using for marketing.

But I can't explain the need in the military other than something like you said: morale - vs. depression and suicide - or worse.

Also, it is possible, not saying it is, that their reasoning will never be told to the public. Also possible that most enlisted may be given "vitamins" in their daily routine - one being the blue pill but in a different form. It is interesting that it is public knowledge the military has a high budget for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Toilets"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm talking about the ones in homes. Looking at the one in the photo I posted, I don't see how any of the plumbing can be accessed. The wall looks like an exterior wall with that window there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could this be profitable?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Who is paying for the gas, if you are using a gas mower, and the maintenance of the mower? Are you using your own or the customer's mower?

When it rains a lot, meaning two things, you can't cut the grass until it stops (sometimes a few days in a row), and then the grass will grow extra fast. Just things to consider since these things are not a constant.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Toilets"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A bidet (US: /bɪˈdeɪ/ (About this soundlisten) or UK: /ˈbiːdeɪ/) is a plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the genitalia, perineum, inner buttocks, and anus of the human body. It may be located next to the toilet in the toilet room. Fixtures that combine a toilet seat with a bidet, which may be electronic, are available.

"Bidet" is a French loanword.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Toilets"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So Im browsing monitors right...."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't get it - the Walmart link?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Toilets"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I have seen dual flush - with a tank. If the tank is behind that wall, how does one access it without ripping the wall apart?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asking out my crush"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

good luck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : Money"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, don't open that box - it was just a thought I had while reading.

Top Golf is a driving range, not a golf course - so there's a difference. I had no idea it was that much. There isn't one within 100 miles of me, so I don't go. Real golf courses is what I do, well, I do go to the range to practice. So there's another expense - which I think is ok. It isn't much, but when you play golf or go to the range, or fish, your mind is clear and free of work and other things that can cause stress. So the expense is worth it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : Money"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your first two paragraphs (the others are good but don't fit with my next thought). I can't help thinking of how some feel socialism works when reading what your wrote. Someone else does the work to get money, but then some of that is taken away and given to someone else who doesn't work. Ok, just pointing out the contrast - no need to go further.

Sennheiser - you have good taste. I have some small ones and they are great. Bought Audio-Technica and the Sennheisers are so much better.

How do I make money? Work. Job. For a while I was also getting dividends from stock - but this company was bought out and basically all the stock is gone. This was a huge major corporation that somehow turned to dirt. Most unfortunate because I had that stock for decades.

How do I save? Don't spend on trivial things. Don't spend to keep up with others. Don't spend unless it is something you need. Spend on stuff on what I want is minimal. Will what I purchase make my life better? If not, then skip it.

Where does most of it go? Insurance. Fuel. Utilities. I spend little on computer products. I try to make do with what I have. I probably spend a lot on my two hobbies - fishing and golf. But I try to spend as little as possible. To play golf, some places charge a lot - like $40-$50, some places more - I will not do that. The other day I played for $20 - which is really low. Fishing isn't too much once you have the gear - buying bait is a low cost because I buy a bunch and freeze it and it lasts a few weeks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The new Mac Pro."

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Well.... for one I didn't get a "ranty" tone from your post.

I am considering getting my wife a new computer. So should I get her a mini computer that runs Windows or should I start with the Apple monitor stand?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cars..."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

"sans"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tornado"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes sense. Seeing the kids playing basketball, 20 miles is too far.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tornado"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

20m = miles or ??

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