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Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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How I would love to make a rant here, but about three, maybe four would be able to follow along.

 

In short, Rev 6 washers aren't the same as Rev N washers.

 

And for those technical types, no, I did not mess up those revisions.

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59 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

And somewhere in the middle of all of this I hear the phrase "we're going turtle hunting" by two faculty and their student worker as they go out the door with a drone.  Huh?  

 

Did the drone have a Hellfire missile attached? Because if it did, you might want to watch out for that pilot.

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9 hours ago, hiddenone32 said:

Red, I hope you can keep looking up and this doesn't wear you down too bad.

Same here.

 

5 hours ago, Crowley said:

:grr::grr:  Dear gods, my ex... :grr::grr:

Oh wow.

What a cluster-smurf.

 

5 hours ago, Thes Hunter said:

Why do I care about code crasftmanship? 

 

I want the same scoring system applied to two different columns. (The NEWS score for vitals gotten on ER Triage and the News score for vitals on Admission ) as of right now, I can't think of a way to do it without writing the code twice.

 

If this wasn't an sql script run on views I'd write a function to be called that took the vitals as input and gave a news score as output, but I don't think I can create a function like that in a sql script.

Sounds like voodoo to me.

 

 

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19 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

Bone density also factors into BMI. My family has a mutation for absurdly dense bones. It's saved a few limbs, tbh. Bone scans are hilarious. So are x-rays. But it skews the scale some unknown amount because nobody studies this.

 

 Hah... The BMI would explode if they ever measured me... ::D:

 

I'm five feet eleven inches tall and currently weigh 275 lbs. I'm fat, but not seriously obese.

 

If I dropped to the body fat of a marathon runner, I'd still weigh about 230 lbs or so. I'm pretty much the definition of the phrase "big-boned" - I've had doctors comment on my bone structure before. (One random bone guy I happened to share an elevator with actually poked me a few times and looked at me like he wanted to "collect" me like a bug, lol.)

Add in a lifetime of physical labor...

I basically look like a small grizzly bear with a bad case of mange.

 

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 Oh, cool - Julia Okrusko is doing a Kickstarter for a live album version of her "Legends: Fantasy Violin" cd... (There's a link in the KS forum.)

 

I got the original version, definitely worth throwing $10 at for a digital download - it's pretty good gaming music.

 

 

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Meanwhile I'm over here as "skinnyfat". I am small boned, short, and have little muscle so what is there is fat. I gain weight when I start working out since the fat is replaced by muscle (denser). By most standards I am skinny. I can become "trim". I'd need to work hard at over eating to become fat, and I dislike the sensation of being stuffed. Not anorexic. Food is good. Just doesn't take a lot for me to be happy. 

 

My completely healthy cousin makes me look downright fat - she has an incredibly narrow build. 

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Ran around to Michael's and JoAnn's to price out some things for my diorama. I found some of the things I was going to order in the stores. It will save me a lot in shipping. I do need to bring my mini with me next time I go to compare the mini to the little trees I want. I also found some 4mm birds to go in said trees. That all depends on if I want to go through the hassle of ordering from France though.

 

ETA: I made a WIP!

 

 

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... I just spent many minutes hunting and eliminating mold lines from a plastic statue that /isn't/ a gaming miniature. Or really intended for gaming.

I might be just a /bit/ obsessive. Or maybe I just think the xenomorph Queen deserves better than being all over mold lines. I'unno.

 

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4 minutes ago, Sylverthorne said:

... I just spent many minutes hunting and eliminating mold lines from a plastic statue that /isn't/ a gaming miniature. Or really intended for gaming.

I might be just a /bit/ obsessive. Or maybe I just think the xenomorph Queen deserves better than being all over mold lines. I'unno.

 

That's not too bad. Whenever I see the mold lines of my water cooler, I'm always tempted to take my seam scraper to it.

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2 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

That's not too bad. Whenever I see the mold lines of my water cooler, I'm always tempted to take my seam scraper to it.

 

I was watching the lego batman movie with my husband and I saw a mold line modeled into the characters hair, I was both impressed by their dedication to reality and a had a complusion to remove it.

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The long national nightmare is over. I have finally completed the purchase of a new (used) car.

 

:poke:

 

Not too painful, really, just tedious. And expensive. But it didn't take as long as Bones IV.

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My week so far: vandals, sheriff's deputies, hospitals, septic tanks, smelly dogs, big bites, runaway dogs, lawnmowers.

 

*cough*

 

God keep you all.

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I took a peek at Tomb of Annihilation, the newest D&D 5e adventure, and it brought one of my favorite D&D monsters to 5e! The vegepygmies are back, baby! Such an insidious foe, just waiting to be dropped onto an unsuspecting low-level party! Of course, the 5e variant isn't as insidious as older ones, but it still brings me joy. I can always just add their old reproductive methods to their new form myself. I mean, that's what makes tabletop RPGs so great.

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@Crowley I dislike extremely people like that. :angry: I hope you can get rid of the property without too much more trouble. 

 

 

It turns out out we aren't getting the himilayan kitteh. Which is fine, because we already have two kittehs, which is one more than our apartments allow. Another lady at hubby's work has the hearts for himilayan kittehs, so she's taking him. So he's getting a good, which is why we were gonna take him. 

 

14 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

 

--'Are hobbits shorter than dwarves?' ;this from an 8-10 year old boy

Taller than a gnome, shorter than a dwarf, and yet they eat more than both. Ahh, hobbits, bless Tolkien for inventing them! 

 

5 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:

... I just spent many minutes hunting and eliminating mold lines from a plastic statue that /isn't/ a gaming miniature. Or really intended for gaming.

I might be just a /bit/ obsessive. Or maybe I just think the xenomorph Queen deserves better than being all over mold lines. I'unno.

 

I discovered that mold lines on everything bug me now. Which is problematic for collecting dolls. Their mold lines are hellacious!

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13 hours ago, Crowley said:

Nope, I don't, and I won't. 

I could, but he's argued and won cases at the SCOTUS level. I'd really rather not have it go that way.

 

I'm 98% sure that we'll end up selling, and that there won't be much if any profit. But this whole process had been so completely unnecessary.

 

I can see the problem.

Can you force a sale?

It should stop, so you can move on, lose that baggage.

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