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3 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Plus, with older radiators at least, lead solder can start to oxidize and give you lead salts. Which also taste sweet.

 

Ethylene Glycol == bad. Propylene Glycol (pet-safe antifreeze) == "Generally Recognized as Safe" as a food additive.

 

Note that the lambent green is a dye used to help you figure out what's leaking on your car (green: radiator, red: brake fluid, brown:oil). As I understand it, propylene glycol is used as a feed supplement for lambing ewes and when packaged for that use doesn't have the green dye. It's also a good solvent for acrylic paints that can work better than water in some applications.

 

Bandwidth is somewhat limited at night, though.

Not if you have a big enough arc light.

GEM

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1 minute ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Not if you have a big enough arc light.

GEM

 

Sort of out of the realm of heliography, though.

 

::D:

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2 hours ago, Cyradis said:

One light beer. I was cleaning the fridge. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. 

 

Or I could have it for sake of confusion at a student. She was in for office hours and flummoxed over even the most basic parts of terminology. The topic is hard, I totally get wanting help on it; the terminology is not obtuse though. Lines, points, planes, and faces are not the same things. Spent an hour trying to explain the same few items in different ways with no success. I want to help, and I like helping.... I just don't know what to do when a student is that thoroughly lost. She didn't even get *to* the maze to get lost in it. 

Sounds like somebody who needs remedial English, remedial Geometry or just plain remedial Remedial.

Perhaps she would be better suited for something containing the word "studies" in the degree.

GEM

Not gonna go there 'cause I don't wanna get stung by bees.

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*shrug* She is probably gifted in another field. She did her herself to this point, after all. 

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6 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Sort of out of the realm of heliography, though.

 

::D:

If you do it right you aren't limited by direct line of sight considerations.  ::D:

GEM

Also depends how flexible your definition of heliographic technology is.

2 hours ago, Unruly said:

Apparently one of the supervisors at work is complaining about me and my coworkers. The thing is, he's not our supervisor, and the stuff he's complaining about isn't really our job. He's the maintenance supervisor, and he's complaining that we aren't cleaning the parking lots because we aren't sweeping up all the fallen leaves by hand. But we're enforcement, and the only cleaning we're supposed to do in the lots is to sweep up actual trash. Maintenance has a big sweeper machine that they can use to clean leaves and little things, and we aren't allowed to use it. But he's complaining because he's now shorthanded after firing a guy a couple weeks ago who, as our director said, "should have been fired in 2005, but managed to skate by under the old director."

 

Gotta love stupid office politics...

So you declare the trees and shrubs to be trash and remove them.

Problem solved.

GEM

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Trying to figure out what weapons Cowgirl Anniversary Lysette would have.  

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6 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

If you do it right you aren't limited by direct line of sight considerations.  ::D:

GEM

Also depends how flexible your definition of heliographic technology is.

If you use stored solar energy I'll give you this one.

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Just now, Froggy the Great said:

Trying to figure out what weapons Cowgirl Anniversary Lysette would have.  

 

Cowgirl - whip and/or pistol. Maybe a rifle. Potentially a crowbar or a sledgehammer. 

 

I think the pose loans itself to the whip though. 

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2 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

To be fair, this is normally a corgi's natural state.

Rest State - between active states which involve a lot of spring loaded bouncing and the Corgi equivalent of tail wagging.

GEM

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9 minutes ago, Froggy the Great said:

Trying to figure out what weapons Cowgirl Anniversary Lysette would have.  

A throwing cow. 

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I'm thinking bout going ahead and getting two more corgis in order to entertain the Aussie and provide some relief for the five-year-old corgi.

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3 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

A throwing cow. 

Clearly this must happen.

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1 hour ago, Cyradis said:

Moral of the story: water is dangerous, hard liquor is dangerous. Beer is safe? 

 

Okay, @NebulousMissy - what makes the hard liquors get the nasty type of alcohol that requires extra distilling? Why don't beers get that (or do they)? 

 

*waits for knowledge*

Has to do with the temperature at which the various alcohols vaporize.

Push the distillation to too high a temperature without running off the first distillates and the methyl alcohol is still in the process of vaporizing and it then re condenses along with the ethyl alcohol.

Bad stuff to mess with if you don't know exactly what you are doing.

As for beer, and wine, before it can reach a level that is toxic to humans the yeasts have already poisoned themselves and fermentation ceases.

GEM

1 hour ago, Aryanun said:

Let your freak flag fly!

 

Jeans also protect against the dawn and dusk mosquitoes.

 

Is she okay? What did the vet say?

 

In other news: Mom was in a wreck. She's okay. Not sure about the unlicensed driver of the Sheriff Deputy's car. The young girl was coming off of the 130 tollway (which has an 80 mph speed limit) onto a busy suburbia road with a 45 mph speed limit. Didn't look. Mom tried to stop, but there wasn't enough time. I think her car is totaled. She just spent $1400 getting it fixed last week.

 

Going to be a long rest of the year.

Can't like, can commiserate.

Please advise your mom to write down everything she remembers as soon as possible.  You might also want to record a video memorialization.

Of course, she's going to need a very good attorney as it sounds like a government owned vehicle is involved?

GEM

 

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1 hour ago, Erifnogard said:

Oh you can elf up beer as well.  Essentially for both if you use bad ingredients/and or equipment you get bad results.  Bad results can range from terrible taste to outright poisonous.  One example I can think of offhand is that it's a terrible idea to recycle a radiator as part of your distilling equipment.

 

Give mom a hug from the Reaper forum.

And Mead.

Never use a honey from bees that have been in an area with Eucalyptus.  BTTT.

Give Mom a hug from me too.

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What happens with eucalyptus? And fortunately, I don't need to worry about that with my CO bees! 

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