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5 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

I can't find a non-advertisement announcement so I'm just going to put this out there:

 

Wendy's has an RPG out called 'Feast of Legends' its a free PDF and includes a 5 level campaign.  If you ever felt the need to defend your French fries with a spork against fantastic creatures, now's your chance. 

 

That is all

 

 

Reading it last night, its actually kinda impressive!!

 

Coffee!!

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26 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

About 9 years ago I had an apartment where I kept getting weirdly high electric bills for the first 10 months. 

 

It turned out that the building super was never there to let the meter reader into the building, so they had been estimating the electric use based on the previous tenant. I moved out after a year with the electric company owing me money. 

I'm so glad our power company switched our building over to smart meters a little over a year ago...  Meter guy doesn't need to worry if they change the locks and forget to give Epcor a key.  Always gotta love when locks get updated and nobody let's the fire department know though - they were NOT happy about that. 

 

But why happy about the smart meters...?  They send a message out to the power company every now and then to state precisely what your power consumption has been.  Still have to wait for the bill to come in, but our usage is relatively similar month to month. 

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7 hours ago, TGP said:

The Seattle Seahawks are wearing the most god-awful uniforms in the history of sportsball tonight.  They deserve to lose, just for the horrid color. 

 

Alas, they’ve won. 

 

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I've seen college basketball teams use neon uniforms before and I have a theory as to why. Neon colors can attract your attention. Hence their use in signage. They can also cause eyestrain if stared at too long. I imagine, if you're a member of the opposing team, these slight distractions could cause a small degradation in performance. And at this athletic level any slight advantage could potentially help. But that's just my theory. 

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14 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

So, next season, will it be Dazzle camo using pink, orange and green neons, or just chromeplating?

 

It could be worse, this was an actual football kit from a couple of years ago

 

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Then again, you might want something a tad more colourful ::D:

 

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Those are colorful @Kuroneko but they are not painful to look at on the screen. 

 

The picture I posted fails to provoke the eyes the way the over-the-air images did. 

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Or, to go with the threads food obsession, you could go with this kit:-

 

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This is what happens when your team is sponsored by a sausage maker.

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I get that sports is entirely about getting eyeballs for ads. But I really don't like leagues that allow obtrusive advertising on the players.

 

(And I sort of like the NFL's Color Rush uniforms.)

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Can't speak specifically for football or foot-the-ball, but I know Baseball does have some specific limitations on uniforms.  Things like they cannot include the likeness of a baseball.  Pitchers, if they wear long sleeves cannot wear white sleeves, and their glove cannot be white or a color determined by the umpire to be 'distracting' to a batter.

 

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10 hours ago, Zink said:

 

They were ordinary onions. The garden didn't grow so good this year and they were pretty small but potent. I like onions but should have used less of these super charged little guys.

 

This is actually something that will happen with various herbs and other plants. The compounds that give them flavor were evolved for protection, usually to prevent being eaten. When conditions are good, there are less of these compounds, energy goes into growing FAST and spreading FAR instead (seeds, runners, bulbs, etc). When conditions are bad, growth is slowed, reproduction is slowed, but the defenses (and flavor) go UP.

 

Which is part of why growing tasty tomatoes drives people nuts... make the conditions too hard, and get very little fruit. Too easy, get bland tasting fruit.

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1 hour ago, Kuroneko said:

 

It could be worse, this was an actual football kit from a couple of years ago

 

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Wow didn’t know Slim Goodbody  sponsored a team.

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8 hours ago, Marvin said:

Salty Niners fan? :lol:

 

They have to live in the Bay Area. I think that's enough punishment for nearly anyone. :rolleyes:

 

No, the only team I can vaguely stand in the NFC West is the Cardinals. I just think it's too bad that they aren't still in St. Louis. I always thought it funny that St. Louis was in the West and Dallas was in the East.

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Have I mentioned coffee yet? Cause, COFFEE!!

 

I need to get new pads for my headphones. Apparently they're replaceable? At least they sell replacement pads on Amazon... Not as stressful as replacing a cellphone screen or battery, but... well... I guess it's time to watch some youtube videos on how to do it. 

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36 minutes ago, Argentee said:

 

This is actually something that will happen with various herbs and other plants. The compounds that give them flavor were evolved for protection, usually to prevent being eaten. When conditions are good, there are less of these compounds, energy goes into growing FAST and spreading FAR instead (seeds, runners, bulbs, etc). When conditions are bad, growth is slowed, reproduction is slowed, but the defenses (and flavor) go UP.

 

Which is part of why growing tasty tomatoes drives people nuts... make the conditions too hard, and get very little fruit. Too easy, get bland tasting fruit.

 

I've hit on a process that works good with the determinate varieties that fruit all at once. Water them well until they set a bunch of fruit, then cut the water waaaaay back.  Just enough to keep the plant going.  It reduces the size of the tomatoes a little but really packs in the flavor.

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