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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Can you do the tickets inside your squad car / RMP ? Not understanding why the gadget has to be out in the weather...there is something you’ve not told us....??
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Steam cleaning the engine room?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Trying to imagine why such a valve would even exist. Imagination fails.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Latitude factors in at least two ways. It affects the raw amount of energy available (there is more near the equator). Then the best angle for the collector to get as much energy as possible varies with latitude.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Solar is beset by parameters that enhance or hamper the usefulness. Just considering the angle. There is an optimum angle to collect energy. That can be different from the optimum angle(s): to disperse snow accumulation, the ideal angle to survive hail impacts, the best angle to survive sustained high winds...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Air conditioners are such a logical thing to be solar-powered. Solar has a severe flaw, namely it only works when there is sunlight. 50% of the time or less. But, dedicating it to the Airco largely solves the issue.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    No cookie for me today. No medical attention either. That happens next Monday.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I love your line-work on those trees. Yow. To be absolutely clear, that Artwork with the lovely linework on the trees, was all @Pingo ! (Who also draws horses much better than I ever have.) I was just giving her independent feedback on the functionality of Redbubble. I have done trees. And rocks.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Call him Richelieu...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I may have a Doctor Appt today. I made one last week, but I can’t remember if it was for Wednesday or today. I went round and round and round two weeks ago trying to get this appointment set up only to have it cancelled the day before because all the little worker bees failed to get an “insurance referral” approved. Today is (maybe) the second attempt. It would be nice to know if my wrist is broken.
  11. I might have an idea who did that...
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    In about 8000 years they’re gonna dig up the crumpled remains of Blucifer plus assorted articles with ^ that etched on them. This will result in a small Army of newly minted PhDs who will forge careers debating the profound religious significance of the “Bronc Cult of Ancient Deeen-Varrre”.
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    Yes. ReaperCon. I go to that. Classes. Melt table. Hanging out with folk. Used play Warlord a little. Tried Frostgrave. I take photos of the paint competition entries. I have yet to enter. Once Upon A Time there was a convention put on by a band of historical gamers. The acronym of the sponsoring group was HMGS. But it fizzled out and disappeared. I can’t remember the name of it for sure. Both hotels they used for venues have been torn down. It was always fun, always had games with model figures to try. I battled in the War of the Roses, against Commanches vrs US Cavalry vrs Missionaries vrs Miners (that one was based on a Western movie), the Boxer Rebellion, Pirates, I refought that Army of Darkness movie in 15mm, Age of Nelson sailing ships, they always had a variety of games to try.
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    Neoprene Gaming Terrain Mats

    A piece of MDF from Lowe’s (or some such place) half inch thickness is about $22. Is it vital to be able to roll up the insert? $22 is a sheet 49x97 inches. You would have leftover pieces of 49x37 inches and 13x60 inches, in addition to the 3 x 5 foot insert. You could paint whatever Dungeon stone or terrain texture you wanted on that. Is a soft surface a key requirement?
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    These horses are both fountain and bronze statues. The splashing water under their hooves that helps give the illusion that they are moving is provided by small fountains placed there for just that purpose.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I don’t understand why this ^ equipment is tow-behind rather than push-ahead but ...... rent one?
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190721.html We made it quake in its boots...it’s all shook up. It is Worth visiting all the NASA APoD pages from about July 15 to about July 23 (look for the tiny < > fwd back arrows) because they are on a theme of: “50 years ago — first Moon landing mission”.
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    SUVs for scale...
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    The Mustangs of Los Colinas
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Re: Bacon... I zapped up 10 slices...so...IDK? Glitterwolf is in transit and not about therefore maybe?? It didn’t have the characteristic spikes like dire things have... [insert-light-bulb-emoticon-here] @NebulousMissy if one carefully set Hershey kisses on the top of it partway thru the bake I wonder if they’d stay spikey for a proper Dire-Cookie effect?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I made Bacon. The Bacon was crunchy!! ( [x] achievement_unlocked )
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    So, low level characters then?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    If cushy-ness is not important I had a fourth idea. Plastic pipettes. This will involve raiding a Starbucks for those plastic stirring straws they have. And superglue. 4) Build up the thickness of the brush handle with plastic straws. Start with thin ones meant for coffee stirrers. Slit the straw along its length. Dot of glue inside. Snap over the handle. Repeat numerous times. Graduate to thicker drinking straws as thickness increases. 5) Put a cushion pencil grip on a Bic pen barrel. Remove unneeded ink cartridge. Slide the brush handle inside the Bic pen barrel. Combine these items frogciddentally. (Broken pen parts, superglue, green stuff, and common pencil grips are all your friends.)
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Unlike GEM I have only seen the kind meant for pencils. Found this where other people were discussing the problem: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603050 They were considering bigger brushes ... Bob Ross scale let’s say. But I saw potentially two useful ideas. 1) Tennis racket handle wraps. 2) Repurposing a sportsball: Notes 1) The Great River has many different kinds and colors of tennis racket tape, tennis racket grip tape, etc. One roll would do a whole collection of brushes for meant for minis I’m thinking. (This is not far from the @Gadgetman! Idea, but with tape made to be gripped instead of nasty ole duct tape. ) Notes 2) Some smaller type of ball for a smaller brush perhaps. Are racquet balls hollow? 3) Maddak dot Com. They have ^ several different grip enhancing product lines. (I think those are brushes next to the fork.)
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    It was fifty years ago today https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190720.html
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