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1 hour ago, LittleBluberry said:

Trapped in voice jail trying to get access to my toll account so I can pay my freaking tolls.  They really don't make this easy, and GIVING THEM MONEY SHOULD BE EASY.  :grr: 

You must be dealing with Government Bureaucrats :devil:

 

Who probably contacted the job out to Sirius Cybernetics. :zombie:

 

 

GEM

5 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

But any pizza recipe that suggests VelveetaTM should be burned before anyone uses it.

 

The Auld Grump - my mom had a recipe for covering apples with Velveeta.... Like caramel apples. but with... something vaguely cheese like.

:angry::wacko::zombie:

 

GEM

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28 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

But any pizza recipe that suggests VelveetaTM should be burned before anyone uses it.

 

The Auld Grump - my mom had a recipe for covering apples with Velveeta.... Like caramel apples. but with... something vaguely cheese like.

 

Velveeta may be an abomination, but apples and cheese are not. Apples in cheese fondue? OM NOM NOM NOM. 

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31 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Megan and I are watching the first few episodes of the new season for My Hero Academia... So far we agree - there is nowhere near enough Froppy. ::P: (Call me Tsu.)

 

The Auld Grump - I like her because she is competent.

 

Congratulations for being up with what all the cool kids are watching.  :;):  At least, according to my kids.  

 

26 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

You must be dealing with Government Bureaucrats :devil:

 

Who probably contacted the job out to Sirius Cybernetics. :zombie:

 

The secret answer to the question "What city were you born in?" cannot contain spaces.  Neither can the name of the first school I attended, or my mother's maiden name.  I can think of plenty of perfectly valid answers to all those questions that contain spaces.  What idiot came up with this system???  

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16 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

 

Velveeta may be an abomination, but apples and cheese are not. Apples in cheese fondue? OM NOM NOM NOM. 

However, Velveeta isn't cheese. (Agreed on the apple-cheese fondue. Or apple pie with a slice of cheddar, jack, Gouda, or even bleu cheese. ::): )

 

The Auld Grump - is government 'cheese' still a thing?

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

We're sitting in the garden with lights, having tapas.

Almost Midnight, youngest vixen will be surprised when she gets home...yes..we're still awake...

If New Years was in summer, instead of winter, staying up for the midnight toast wouldn't be a problem.

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3 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Wow, I have heard the song a number of times, but never realized the video for it was so... creepy.

 

The Auld Grump

 

Agreed. :blink: :wacko: :unsure:

 

2 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Megan and I are watching the first few episodes of the new season for My Hero Academia... So far we agree - there is nowhere near enough Froppy. ::P: (Call me Tsu.)

 

The Auld Grump - I like her because she is competent.

 

Duuude! I LOVE that show! :wub: I need to get back to it, I stopped after catching up to the current episode several months ago. 

 

And yeah, Froppy is AWESOME! ::D:

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

 

  is government 'cheese' still a thing?

 

 Technically, yes. Although it's no longer given to people who are on some sort of food assistance program, the government does sometimes purchase and/or stockpile cheese in an effort to bring down cheese surpluses and stabilize farm prices... Mostly, they give it away to food banks and charity programs, as well as to disaster relief organizations.

 

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2 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Never be ashamed of putting Pineapple on a Pizza.

There's just something about the contrast of the baked pineapple with the cheese, crust and sauce that if a joyful experience for the taste-buds.

GEM

 

Pineapple is awesome on pizza! 

 

1 hour ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

Congratulations for being up with what all the cool kids are watching.  :;):  At least, according to my kids.  

 

 

The secret answer to the question "What city were you born in?" cannot contain spaces.  Neither can the name of the first school I attended, or my mother's maiden name.  I can think of plenty of perfectly valid answers to all those questions that contain spaces.  What idiot came up with this system???  

Probably the same guy that wrote the rules that passwords must be at least eight digits long (but no longer than 9), have a capitalized character (but forces it on the first character), doesn't allow "alternative" characters to be used (so no symbols to make it harder to crack), it must have a number (but enforces it as the last digit), and then doesn't lock out "Password1" as an acceptable password, and same as "Aaaaaaa1" or "Hahaha12".... 

 

.. And then wonders two weeks later why someone got admin level privileges when they broke into the network (because for some reason the CEO was thought to be worthy of such access levels). 

 

... Oh, and don't try and argue with the guy that forcing capitalization  on the first character makes it easier to predict (only 26 possible choices instead of at least 52,or way more if symbols are allowed), and that forcing a number at the end makes it even easier (since the last digit only has 10 possibilities, and a number of people will go with "1" as it's easy to remember), because a brick wall will at least listen to you while he ignores your advice. 

 

 

 

 

... Then put him in the same room as the guy who firmly believes that passwords MUST be changed every 45-55 days.  That's the IT department where I work (so it seems), except the second guy smacked the first and said provided ONE of the characters is capitalized its good enough, and you can put numbers and symbols in.  Just don't expect IT to bail you out quickly if change your password and forget it five minutes later - they'll let you back in after twenty questions, and half an hour on hold.... 

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3 hours ago, Seer of the Pitt said:


If you can replicate the store's temperature and humidity levels and are able to store the milled lumber horizontally on stickers, it should be alright.  If not and the lumber warps you can always fabricate a steam box and possibly restraighten the afflicted boards.  As far as it being worth it,  I've only bought small amounts of S4S-  it might be depending on your woodworking goals and the expenditures necessary to reach them.  Here's a quick google search link to sawmill creek discussing the issue-https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?250074-Storing-milled-lumber

 

 

See, I'm not all that worried about it once I get it home, though I definitely won't be able to match temperature and humidity, but more that I'm worried about how it's stored at retail. I've seen how badly hardware stores and lumberyards let boards warp because they're not properly supported on their racks. Two posts spread 4 feet apart does not provide enough support in the middle of the board if you're piling a couple hundred pounds more on top. I've bought 2x4's that were practically C-shaped before, and plywood that couldn't lay flat if you glued it down.

 

Granted, I don't think I've ever looked at their S4S stuff and seen how it was stored, because usually when I'm buying lumber it's for super utilitarian purposes, not for looks. But the way I've seen them store framing timbers just doesn't give me hope.

 

3 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

 

Not bad.

 

I have nearly everything in the packs already - the exception is the Tome of Mapping.

 

Easily worth the money.

 

The Auld Grump

 

Oh yea, if I didn't have CC3/3+, DD3/3+, and the Tome in both 3 and 3+, I'd be all over it. I was tempted to grab it anyways just for the extra stuff and to hand off the serial numbers for the stuff I do have to a friend, but I don't know if I will or not. My recent Lowe's trip ate my spending money for the most part.

 

2 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

 

Every year I spring for the Annual - and have never been disappointed. Last year they updated all the previous Annuals to CC3+, which made me happy.

 

 

I have been sslloowwllyy updating the maps from the D20 supplements Common Grounds 1 and 2, in part because Megan liked them, and in part because they are just plain useful.

 

The Auld Grump

 

I really need to spend more time learning CC3, especially since I forked out the extra cash to upgrade to CC3+ and bought the updated CC3+ Tome of Ultimate Mapping as soon as it was released, as there were enough UI and command changes to make my copy of the CC3 version hard to follow. The problem is, my desktop PC is gathering dust in my basement, behind a wall of my roommate's stuff, because the basement is his living area. I've tried using my laptop to do it, but I NEED my dual monitors for it. I have to be able to instantly reference stuff with a flick of my eyes, not by having to constantly minimize windows, and CC demands a full screen to use properly.

 

I also want to buy a few of the annuals. The one that has the style for Oriental painted maps is a big one that I want. Same with the one that has isometric dungeons.

 

1 hour ago, LittleBluberry said:

The secret answer to the question "What city were you born in?" cannot contain spaces.  Neither can the name of the first school I attended, or my mother's maiden name.  I can think of plenty of perfectly valid answers to all those questions that contain spaces.  What idiot came up with this system???  

 

Not only that, but it's a well known and recommended security practice to provide false answers to those questions, that have no bearing on the question asked, because most of those answers are easily attainable by browsing government records which are often open to the public. So instead of saying that you went to Alfred E. Neuman Elementary School, you should instead answer that question with your favorite cocktail or something else totally unrelated to the question.

 

1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

However, Velveeta isn't cheese. (Agreed on the apple-cheese fondue. Or apple pie with a slice of cheddar, jack, Gouda, or even bleu cheese. ::): )

 

The Auld Grump - is government 'cheese' still a thing?

 

I've got friends who grew up with government cheese, and to this day they extoll it's virtues. Namely, they say it made the best grilled cheese sandwich ever, and otherwise "was able to be called food and provide some kind of nutrition."

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6 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

 

Pineapple is awesome on pizza! 

 

Probably the same guy that wrote the rules that passwords must be at least eight digits long (but no longer than 9), have a capitalized character (but forces it on the first character), doesn't allow "alternative" characters to be used (so no symbols to make it harder to crack), it must have a number (but enforces it as the last digit), and then doesn't lock out "Password1" as an acceptable password, and same as "Aaaaaaa1" or "Hahaha12".... 

 

.. And then wonders two weeks later why someone got admin level privileges when they broke into the network (because for some reason the CEO was thought to be worthy of such access levels). 

 

... Oh, and don't try and argue with the guy that forcing capitalization  on the first character makes it easier to predict (only 26 possible choices instead of at least 52,or way more if symbols are allowed), and that forcing a number at the end makes it even easier (since the last digit only has 10 possibilities, and a number of people will go with "1" as it's easy to remember), because a brick wall will at least listen to you while he ignores your advice. 

 

 

 

 

... Then put him in the same room as the guy who firmly believes that passwords MUST be changed every 45-55 days.  That's the IT department where I work (so it seems), except the second guy smacked the first and said provided ONE of the characters is capitalized its good enough, and you can put numbers and symbols in.  Just don't expect IT to bail you out quickly if change your password and forget it five minutes later - they'll let you back in after twenty questions, and half an hour on hold.... 

 

It's been studied multiple times, and the studies have shown that forcing password changes at frequent intervals decreases security by quite a lot. Either you get a lot of password reuse concerning simple stuff like "Password12345" and others, or you get a lot of written notes attached to terminals with usernames and passwords written on them. Or both. And yet, it's frequently required by businesses of all types and at all levels. Because best practices change, but ideas of what constitute "best practices" don't change. And it tends to get worse as the average age of the people at the top goes up, because they typically don't like to change and get stuck in the "back in my day" mindset.

 

Kind of like how I got into an argument with my dad that no, porn sites aren't the only way to get viruses, and an ad blocker is probably the best, and easiest, preventative step you can take in that regard. He didn't believe me that the New York Times fed hundreds of thousands of people viruses through their ads a few years ago until I pulled up multiple news articles about it, and then he said that it didn't affect him because he gets his news from Yahoo, and not the NYT. Completely missed the point about the problem not being the website, but the ads...

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Shrimp pizza in mango habanero sause ... ooo hoo oohoo ... 

 

Pizza omelet the day after pizza bread party ...

 

Pizza Meatloaf ... internationally known ..

 

Two olive Pizza stew , derived from pizza chilly ...

 

 Pizza Burger ! it is posible ...

 

Pizza soup ... kinda like pizza stew but thinner ...

 

 Pizza egg rolls , kinda like pizza stir fry ... haven't tried it yet, but on the list ...

 

 Pizza is a flavor melody,  what you mount it on is just a plating option ... like pizza sloppy Joe ...

 

 Pizza bits , pizza hot pockets , pizza (fake) bread , frozen pizza (favored cardboard), pizza packaged is so great ? I can make pizza any thing faster and better than anything in the frozen isle ... and so can you. 

 

 Reach out, find your inner pizza ! 

You can pizza it ...

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 When I win the lottery, I'm going to build a giant metal rack, with 88 different engines on it, everything from a lawnmower to a 2-ton truck to a top fuel funny car engine, each in it's own soundproofed compartment with a microphone inside and all tuned to a perfect musical scale. The speed of the engines will all be controlled by a single piano keyboard. I will then hire a virtuoso pianist to play awesome classical music like Bach, Mozart and the 1812 Overture on it.

 

 Rumm, rumm, rumm, RUMM... Rumm, rumm, rumm, RUMM...  :B):

 

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One of the first Elric of Melnibone books had an erie version of said piano but with people ... kinda set Elric apart from the heros of yore ...

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5 minutes ago, Boaz said:

One of the first Elric of Melnibone books had an erie version of said piano but with people ... kinda set Elric apart from the heros of yore ...

 

That was also a thing for Crovax in the Magic: The Gathering novels. Except his was an organ, I think. May have originally been Volrath's, too. It's been a while since I read the books, so the details are a bit fuzzy.

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