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Kangaroorex

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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    This is sensible design. Things like the new Emerson coriolus meters aren't. They are 6 less in height but 2 inches longer, making them very difficult and expensive to install. We see this a lot in instruments, especially in line systems.
  2. Box went out yesterday, pics of the stuff I took when I get back from my travels next week.
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    Pottermore - What did you get?

    Somehow I wound up in Griffindor at 82%. That was... unexpected. I was expecting slytherin or ravenclaw. Weird how somethings go. I took the one shown on the topic, not the pottermore site because I generally make it a rule not to hand out confirmed email addresses to sites with quizzes and creating a false email is too much work at 5 in the morning.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I am impressed! I've reduced them to sputtering and gotten them to hang up in frustration or fear, and occasionally reduced them to their native language but never to obscenity. That is just beautiful! The sad thing though is that it must work with someone or it wouldn't continue. I just can't imagine being that ignorant. Even my MIL, who is in a home for dimensia patients and has a hard time remembering the year or reality, will call one of us for advice when she gets one of these.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Such is life as as an accepted rebel among the suits. I'm paid to be weird and question that which is not discussed. It's a living...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I have been known to call back some of those spoofed numbers and let the person know that their number is being used in a warrant scam. I will also admit I may have bee under the influence of liquid courage. My sense of humor does not require me to be around fornthe punch line. It's like sending moderately expensive MtG cards to random drop boxes in South America while visiting Brazil. The look on their faces mist be priceless and if they can figure out how, they might get something useful out of it. Companies have different reasons for doing what they do. The following is not in any way meant to apply to carwashes or other small commercial institutions where there is high competiton for busness, high turnover of personnel and equipment and any edge counts. A lot of my irritation come in format and design. Take the PLC5 and its replacement. There is no reason that the IO and the boards could not have been designed to interface with the existing chassis and IO (and in fact 2 years ago they built an interface that would do exactly that, but only if you changed things enough to make it not worth the effort and, since the programming is no longer compatible, still requires a full redesign. (Yes I'm annoyed thank you, if you can't tell) Spoilered because I am very snarky and ranty tonight You know you're asking for a difficult day when you are still uncomfortable about sending the 4th draft of a response email, but you send it anyway because some conversations need to be had. Wish me luck dealing with Wednesday!
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    What are these decoration thing? If you put something on a wall you Can't put a bookshelf there. If you put it in a flat surface, you can't put a book there This is the story of my life And my favorite joke (don't know why): A skeleton walks into a bar. "I'd like a beer." Looks down. "And a mop"...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    To be fair, the only reason the equipment isn't being made is because the chip and component manufacturer won't make the old parts. In most cases there is no reason why the 20+ year old tech won't work, it's just that no one wants to make the parts. We use a lot of PLC5 units but we are having to transition to newer processors because a lot of the component manufacturers won't make the chips to make the processors.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Nope! Not your fault. If fact good diligenence on the part of the seller would have had him disclose this little fact to the buyers first. You've gone a lot further than most vendors I work with. They're normal reaction is to offer us a quote for a new system I was reading your email and my first thought was "when are they selling my company?" Your story sounds real familiar...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I wasn't disappointed. Well designed and the rules fix a lot of problems I have with 40l
  11. I am afraid I have become too much of a cynic. Had a 5 hour flight so I thought j would catch up on some more popular movies Deadpool2: meh. Does everybody have to be whiny and spool predictable? All those plots and no surprises? SOLO: expected to be bored wasn't disappointed Infinity wars: so much visual and aural noise, so little actually going on. I was completely underwhelmed.
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    EU/US/ROW Candy Exchange

    Thanks Kuroneco! You get a varietal of regions but my box won't make it out til next week cause I'm on the west coast this week talking infrared light to talk to phenol molecules (and scavaging candies from the west coast). Made it to the hotel for the night
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    Honey Lavender Ice Cream

    Maybe the problem is generational. I gave had it before. Unfortuneatly it tastes and smells like my mother's linen closet. She used to have a lavender soap she used to clean sheets and bedding with and some lavender sachets in the closet. The ice cream is not unpleasant but it does give the disturbing feeling of eating a winter comforter.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Don't you mean the sacrifice of the rest of us? Now the forum smells of wet dog and glitter. Monday was not worth this! Thanks for that! Those were terrific, especially the bunny. I expect to get some use out of those...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You could remove the enamel completely and season the cast iron. It would take a bit of oven time but you should be able to get a seasoned coating on the iron that will take anything but a blow torch. Cast iron holds heat so much better than stainless that it could be worth the effort...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm surprised the other favorite label 'no added salt ' That sounds soon good right now
  17. Well, if you're going to take all the fun out of it... Just remember to have them add in ice packs to the shipping box. these little guys melt at 80 deg F
  18. yes, yes it is. its a combined fudge? Nougat? something anyway of hazelnut paste and chocolate with a hint of mint. They are called ice cubes because they seem to get colder when they melt in your mouth. They are tasty but odd and a little hard to find.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Unfortunately, the ones you should probably be smacking are the marketers and the general public. There are a number of studies out there that show 'the public' think that medicine and supplements do not work as well if they taste good. Combine that with the protect the child goal of having all medicines taste bad so the kiddies dont think its candy and you have a recipe to make awful flavors.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You have your work cut out for you! Blessings to you to get it all done. That would take me years... And then the party would find a way to get into trouble on the other side of the planet!
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    EU/US/ROW Candy Exchange

    Of course! This is supposed to be fun and an exchange of exotic tastes, tho the Halloween competition of who gets the heaviest sack! I'm not part of that group but it applies to everyone: create a box of treats that show off the tastes and fun from your country, don't ruin your finances trying to compete with non-existent competition. I should have my first box together by mid next week (travelling again) Roo
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    EU/US/ROW Candy Exchange

    I'll take part in the Christmas goodness with @SisterMaryNapalm. Keeps the goodies from all showing up at once!
  23. They are just like the metallics. they are mostly meant for highlighting and reflections, being light and flashy color. They are a bit more translucent than the metals but not much. and they still need to be shaken heavily before they can be used.
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